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An audio roster has arrived in Moodle

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

What is an audio roster? An audio roster is a class roster where students and faculty can record themselves saying their name. That way everyone knows how to say each others’ name. It’s important that you record your name even if you think it’s an “easy” name — easy to you may not be easy to someone else.

Faculty can add a “Name Coach Audio Roster” as an activity in their moodle course. See http://go.augsburg.edu/namecoach for the steps.

You can record your name on an audio roster in a course in addition to listening to names. You just record your name once and it shows up in any course using the audio roster. You can re-record it whenever you want.

In the coming months we’ll have the name recordings showing up in Records and Registration and elsewhere. Wider communication will happen when the audio recording is in more places. But for now any faculty who want to start using it are able to do so.

Adding an audio roster to a course

Experiential Education Workshop: CGEE Edition

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) present a learning opportunity focused on CGEE’s distinct experiential education pedagogy. What are the approaches and values that CGEE uses in its experiential education settings, and how might its elements and values be applicable to on-campus teaching and learning? Learn with Joe Connelly, long-time CGEE Experiential Education Specialist.

Monday, November 18, 2019
2-3p.m.
Riverside Room

This session is part of Augsburg University’s International Education Week events.

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Co-sponsored by Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and Center for Global Education and Experience.

International Education Week

Classroom Success for Students with Mental Health Conditions

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

November’s EDTalk will feature Melissa Hensley and Barbara Lehmann speaking on “Classroom Success for Students with Mental Health Conditions”. This session will provide tips for faculty members in engaging students with mental health conditions and helping to ensure academic success.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 CTL Inclusion series focused on creating, maintaining, and/or growing environments that allow students to feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

EDTalks take place just before the monthly Faculty meetings from 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm in Hagfors 151. Grab your coffee and a seat to listen, learn, and become inspired.

Wednesday, November 13 | EDTalk with Melissa Hensley and Barbara Lehmann | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, HC 151

Center for Teaching and Learning

Pre-Pharmacy Advising Now on November 6

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Dr. Bruce Benson, from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. Thu Ha Nguyen, ’17 Chemistry, will join Dr. Benson to share her experiences in pharmacy school. Learn more about pharmacy career options and admissions.

New Date:
Wednesday, November 6th
12-3 pm
Hagfors 101A

Contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu with questions or to schedule a meeting with Dr. Benson.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447

Off-Campus Course Proposals Due TOMORROW

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Any course with an overnight off-campus (domestic or international) component, must be approved through Academic Affairs (AAC, GAAC, CGEE) prior to offering the course.

Off-campus course proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021). Proposals are due THIS FRIDAY, November 1st.

Learn more about the process before starting an proposal.

http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=OffCampusCourseProposal
http://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/?go=ProposalResources

Please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu) with questions. Or schedule a meeting on Leah’s calendar to discuss ideas or review draft proposals.

Begin a Proposal for 2020-2021 Academic Year

General Announcements

Student Share Shop Now Open

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Share Shop is now open for students to rent out items! Our hours as of now are:
Mondays: 10am-Noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-Noon

We have items ranging from bedding, games, kitchenware and appliances, and other household goods.

Additionally, we also have Augsburg gear to give away, which have been thoughtfully donated by the Bookstore.

We’re still looking for donations from student, staff and faculty. Due to several unusable/inappropriate donations, all donations must be dropped off at the Shop during open hours, and approved by a staff member. The items we are in need of are:
– First aid Kits/ Sewing kits
– Kitchen Appliances
– Clothing items
– XL Twin Bedding
– Water Bottles
– Tool Kits
– Poster putty/other dorm items

If you have questions as to what we accept, please email buryb@augsburg.edu. We’re excited to be up and running and hope to see y’all soon.

Campus Kitchen: Produce Every Monday

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3pm) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Kitchen Homepage

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard offers free food for all Augsburg students. Located in Science Hall, room 8, fall semester hours are:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

We also accept food donations during open hours, or outside of open hours at the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Hall) and in the Christensen Center near Einstein’s. For bigger donations please feel free to email me and set up a drop off time: keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard Homepage

International Student Orientation: Looking for Faculty Hosts January 10

submitted by bonfigli@augsburg.edu

International Student and Scholar Services is looking for Faculty & Staff who are willing to host new international & exchange students for a meal in their home.  Approximately 9-12 new students will be arriving to Minneapolis in early January for Orientation.  At the end of their orientation week, we would love to have students have the opportunity to connect more with a faculty or staff on campus, make connections, and have the chance to be in someone’s home. Students have said it is the highlight of their week. 

Here are the details: You will meet students at 4:30pm in the Oyaté Commons (Christensen Center Suite 2) on Friday January 10th. We are asking for you to host 2-4 students and drive them to your home for a meal.  We ask that you bring them back to campus by around 7:30 pm. It helps to be hosting with someone, whether that is your partner, family or you can pair with another faculty or staff on campus. 

If you are interested, please email Angela Bonfiglio at  bonfigli@augsburg.edu. We are looking for around 5 hosts.

September Auggie Pride Award Winners

submitted by rolfi@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate congratulates our September Auggie Pride Award winners Eric Rolland and Michael Fetting. Get to know our fellow Auggie staff!

Eric Rolland, Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
– How many years have you worked at Augsburg?
6 years

– Where is your office located?
Si Melby Hall across from the weight room

– Describe your role at Augsburg. What do you find meaningful and positive in the work you do?
My role at Augsburg is to be a good team member on Jeff Swenson’s athletic department team. Jeff lays out the initiatives and the game plan and I do my best to follow the plan. My heart is to help the student athletes get better in the classroom and on the golf course and enjoy their experience at Augsburg!

– What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?
My favorite places in the neighborhood are the Athletics facilities, the Library and Einsteins.

Mike Fetting, Student Affairs Administrative Assistant
– How many years have you worked at Augsburg?
I have worked at Augsburg for four years as a staff member, also worked here as a student 2010-2014.

– Where is your office located?
Memorial 118 Suite (Academic/Student Affairs)

– Describe your role at Augsburg. What do you find meaningful and positive in the work you do?
Primarily I help support the day to day work of the Vice President for Student Affairs (Ann Garvey) and the Dean of Students (Sarah Griesse) although I get to work with many different departments in our division. I get to be sort of a utility player and really experience a wide breadth of the great work folks are doing here and learn from them. I find it very inspiring to see how many different roles our staff and faculty play in the lives and the success of students at Augsburg. I know so many who go above and beyond for the students they work with and I don’t think that’s present at every college and university.

– What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?
Code Blu on Franklin Ave, best coffee around.

Augsburg’s 150th History Now Available

submitted by groven@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s 150th History: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

The history of Augsburg is the history of America, in microcosm. That’s my take away after reading the remarkably fast-paced, entertaining and deeply meaningful “Hold Fast to What is Good: A History of Augsburg University in 10 Objects.” Augsburg’s history, like that of America, includes the struggles of generations of immigrants, the industrial revolution, the civil rights movement, modern feminism, and the broader quest for equity and inclusion.

Featuring fascinating and largely unknown stories from Augsburg’s past, including tales of murder, world explorers, major land deals gone awry, the ancient city of Troy, and protest marches at the height of the Vietnam War, this book is that rare history that transcends the past.

You can get your copy today at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

Retirement Celebration for Jim Trelstad-Porter

submitted by mulvihil@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community in congratulating Jim Trelstad-Porter on his 30 years of service to Augsburg University! Jim’s introduction to Augsburg came in 1988 when he participated in a CGEE semester program in Mexico. His career in global education includes holding different positions in Washington D.C.; Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Minneapolis. Jim has a deep love for Augsburg, his colleagues, and the students from over 75 countries to whom he says he owes a debt of gratitude for the shared journey of seeking a better self and world.

Jim has also helped to make a better Augsburg. He assisted in developing and maintaining some of our most vital global-exchange relationships. Our international students—both degree-seeking and exchange—have consistently felt supported by ISSS under Jim’s leadership. His involvement in intercultural development work has assisted many colleagues and students in personal and professional growth. Most important of all, Jim has treated everyone around him—faculty, students, and staff—with respect, humility, and care. Jim truly embodies Augsburg’s values.

We will celebrate Jim with an on-campus reception on Monday, November 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Location and other details will be announced. Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend.

Have Extra Paper/plastic Bags?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is collecting paper and plastic bag donations for the cupboard and produce distribution. It you or someone you know happens to have a lot of plastic/paper bags that they’re not using we would gladly take them off your hands. Feel free to drop off any donations at the cupboard itself located in the old science building room 8A during open hours:
Mon – 10am-Noon & 2pm-4pm
Tues – 1pm-4pm
Wed – 10:30am-noon
Thurs – 10am-Noon & 2pm-4pm
If these times don’t work with your schedule we also have a designated donation drop off bin in the lobby of Christensen Center near Einstein’s. If you need to set up a separate time for a larger donation please feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu

Interested in a weekly fresh produce subscription?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone!

Campus Kitchen is proud to announce our partnership with Brightside Produce and aid in their mission to make healthy produce more accessible to food insecure neighborhoods. Starting next Tuesday, October 29, we will be launching our own Buyers Club branch here at Augsburg. This is a weekly produce subscription ranging from $3, $5, $10, & $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. If you are interested in joining the buyers club please follow these step by step instructions to set up your subscription.

1.) Go to https://brightsidempls.org
2.) Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3.) Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up, items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4.) You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for your subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.
5.) Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us pass the word to any student, staff, or faculty who might be interested! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or our supervisor Natalie Jacobson: jacobsn@augsburg.edu.

Sign Up Here!

[AUGSEM] Recruiting for 2020 AugSem Student Leaders

submitted by daol@augsburg.edu

The application for 2020 AugSem Student Leaders is now open!!!

AugSem, Campus Life, and Residence Life are partnering this year to streamline the interview process for AugSem Leaders, Orientation Leaders (OLs), and Residence Life positions (Lead Positions/Resident Advisors [RAs]).

AugSem student leaders are responsible for assisting first year students with their transition to Augsburg University. This transition involves working collaboratively during the semester with faculty and staff who teach the Augsburg Seminar (AugSem). Student employees hired for this position will help to ensure that new first-year students are introduced to Augsburg in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Fall 2020: Student leaders typically work 1-3 hours/week. Student leaders should be a major/minor in the discipline and have completed the linked course.

Questions?
Contact us: augsem@augsburg.edu

Apply here at Handshake

It’s Model UN Application Time. Travel to NYC – Apps due TOMORROW

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take the spring semester POL 368 Model UN course, and travel to NYC for the Model UN conference at the end of March!

POL 368 is a regular course throughout the spring semester, with regular weekly classes. During the first half of the semester, students will prepare for the Model UN in NYC which takes place just after spring break, from March 29 to April 2.
Each year, the Augsburg delegation represents a different country with delegates assigned to particular UN committees or organizations, each with their own set of issues. Delegates have to understand the challenges of representing that country with its particular history, culture, and current foreign policy priorities and diplomatic objectives. At the same time, each delegate represents that country on a particular committee and will be researching issues such as climate change, human rights, trade, poverty, human trafficking, or arms control.

APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 1

Program cost $1,300
includes: round trip airfare to NYC, hotel accommodation, Model UN registration and delegate fees. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.
Students are responsible for their own transportation in NYC, as well as all meals during the program.

Visit the Model UN program page for more information & to apply

Attention Muggles: study abroad in the UK on winter break – Apps due TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend winter break in both London and Edinburgh exploring the connections between youth culture, media, and social change, with a focus on Harry Potter and Brexit.

***APPLICATIONS DUE November 1***

Only a few spaces are available–APPLY ASAP!

From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK
Course: WST 220, 4-credits, fulfills Humanities and Augsburg Experience requirements

Faculty Leader: Professor Adriane Brown
Travel Dates: December 29, 2019 to January 12, 2020
This program is limited to 20 students, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be used as needed.

This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

Program cost $4,675
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities, all transportation in the UK. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for additional details,and to apply!

Event Announcements

Curiosity and Making Workshop with Lyz Wendland

submitted by wheatley@augsburg.edu

Monday, November 18
12:00-1:30pm, OGC 100
Soup lunch provided

Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design, as you participate in a “Curiosity and Making” workshop. No art experience required! Be immersed in a creative way of research and seeing. Learn strategies for staying curious and reflective while also intentional with your daily and professional life. Supplies provided.

Workshop corresponds to Wendland’s solo exhibition, “between lost and found” on display in the Gage Family Gallery from October 24–December 18, 2019.

The workshop is FREE but RSVP required.
Reserve your seat now!

RSVP Here!

TODAY: One-to-One Meetings Training

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

If you want to create change, few things are more important as one-to-one relational meetings. One-to-ones are at the heart of community organizing and leadership. These conversations are about establishing a public relationship with someone, and sharing stories as a way to understand their motivations and self interests. They can uncover common values and interests that might lead to collaborative work in support of the change you are trying to create. This mix of personal, sometimes intimate knowledge leading to public action holds unique value. Participants in this Sabo Center workshop will learn and practice one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work.

Thursday, October 31
3:40-5 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

This training will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

1:1 Training

Commitment to Environmental Equity and Action at Augsburg

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Join us for a listening and action planning around how environmental equity shows up in our lives and on campus. Together we will collectively envision Augsburg’s commitment to environmental action beyond 2019.

Monday, November 11, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Marshall Room

Background:
In 2007, Augsburg affirmed its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, driven by students, faculty, and staff, by signing the Second Nature Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment. Since then, our campus has made some progress towards living out this commitment, including working towards being carbon neutral by 2019. However, we recognize we have not fully lived up to what this commitment requires, given the urgent realities of climate change, the remnants of an exclusive environmental narrative and movement built on white supremacy, and the clear demands for addressing inequitable systems that are interconnected. As an institution committed to its public mission and to educating students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders, how can we take action that directs our power and resources to join the existing momentum of an equity-based environmental movement working for the collective liberation of our common home and community?

Commitment to Environmental Equity and Action at Augsburg

TODAY: Halloween Horror Game Watch Party

submitted by natropi@augsburg.edu

Come watch horror games on Halloween with Gamers United!

It will be in OGC 113 from 6-8 PM on Thursday, Oct 31st! Event may run longer depending on room availability and interest.

– Cookies, cupcakes, candy, and more!
– Drinks are also provided
– Costumes are welcome

Come ready for treats and scares!

– Currently Markiplier has the highest votes so we will most likely be watching him. However, the game we watch will be decided at the event

Facebook Event Page

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff,

The Augsburg Human Resources team and our benefits broker, NFP, have worked diligently over the past several months to finalize benefit plan offerings for 2020. Information about the 2020 benefit plans will be available at the information meetings shown below. We strongly encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn more.

Important: Benefit Open Enrollment begins November 4 at 6:00 am and ends November 15 at 4:30 pm

What’s coming in 2020?
• No medical plan changes
• Medical plan premium increase
• Additional medical network option with smaller premium increase
• No premium or plan changes to Delta Dental plan

All Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff Must Complete the Online Form(s):
• All benefits eligible faculty and staff are required to complete the online enrollment form for 2020 elections even if you elect to waive coverage for 2020.
• Your 2019 elections WILL NOT automatically carry over to 2020.

Benefit Information Sessions:
• Monday 11/4 11:00-12:00 PM – Christensen Center, Marshall Room
• Wednesday 11/6 8:00- 9:00 AM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Friday 11/8 2:30- 3:30 PM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Tuesday 11/12 10:00-11:00 AM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Thursday 11/14 4:00- 5:00 PM – Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Accessing the 2020 Enrollment Form (Available November 4th at 6:00 am):
• Log into inside.augsburg.edu and select Administrative Tasks -> Open Enrollment from the AugNet services menu.
• Follow prompts and on-screen instructions.

Enrollment Help Sessions:
• November 7 at 8:30 am (Sverdrup 205)
• November 15 at 3:30 pm (Sverdrup 205)

Please contact hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Open enrollment will close at 4:30 pm on November 15, 2019.
We are unable to accept late submissions.

Feedback Wanted: Human Rights Forum 2019

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Thank you all for attending the new Human Rights Forum!

Over 800 attendees joined this event, with 475 + of our very own Auggies in the house. Your engagement and excitement made this forum into a success!

So far we have received a lot of positive remarks from our attendees, as well as invited guests and speakers. The new vision of the Human Rights Forum—in terms of content, format and speaker choices—seems to align well with Augsburg’s mission and vision.

As always, we strive to shape the design and content towards the needs and wishes of our institution, and we are curious about what we should keep, and what we can approve upon. And this is where you come in.

Please take a moment to share your experience with us. We welcome your input!

The forum will take place on October 26 and 27, 2020 next year. Is it too early to mark your calendars?

Tusen takk!

Take Our Survey

Human-Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala – study abroad on spring break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break!

Human Rights Voices in post-conflict Guatemala, 4-credits
Course options: CCS/SPA 495 or POL 459

Faculty Leader: Professor Joseph Towle
Travel Dates: March 14-22, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Many U.S. citizens know little of Guatemala and the struggles its people face although it is a nation that continuously finds its fortunes bound to the interests and intent of the United States.

This course invites you to hear Guatemalan people’s views of their country, to explore past and present US involvement, and learn from those who lived through and survived the civil war spanning four decades (1960-1996), as well as a new generation of writers and artists–all who creatively and peacefully counteract the culture of fear through art and literature.
This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

***APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18TH***

Scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due November 8th!

Program cost $3,825
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities and in-country transportation. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for program and scholarship info!

Palestinian Art of Resistance – study abroad on spring break

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to your Spring break!

Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
Course options: ART 211 or THR 295

Faculty Leader: Sarah Myers and Robert Tom
Travel Dates: March 13-23, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Art of Resistance will immerse you in contemporary Palestinian culture and invite you to learn directly from a wide range of artists in the region. You will have the unique opportunity to experience art and performance first-hand in diverse Palestinian contexts, from a day-long excursion to cultural sites in Ramallah to a conference call with artists in Gaza. A major component of the course will be ongoing cultural exchange with students from Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. Augsburg students will also learn about the complex political, historical, social, and religious context for Palestinian art and theater through guided tours, performances, gallery talks, museum visits, readings, and discussions. Throughout these experiences, students will interrogate what it means to create art under occupation, explore various definitions of the “art of resistance,” and learn tools to make creative work that defies and reimagines the status quo.

****APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH****

Scholarships are available! Scholarship apps are due by November 8th!

Click here for program and scholarship information and to apply!

Workshop: Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM (Fri. 11/1)

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

If you are pursuing a STEM degree and are interested in exploring paid, off-campus research opportunities, please join us at the Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM workshop presented by Augsburg’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate (URGO).

Event details:

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
3:30-6:00 PM
Hagfors 150A

Register today! All STEM students are welcome.

This no-cost event is designed to help students learn how to apply for summer research opportunities locally and nationally. After the workshop, there will be an informal dinner (with vegetarian options) where students will have the chance to network with Augsburg STEM faculty and other STEM students from Augsburg and community college partners.

This event is supported in part through two National Science Foundation programs at Augsburg, the AugSTEM Scholars Program and the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA). The AugSTEM Scholars Program helps prepare juniors and seniors for careers in STEM. The NSSA is a partnership of Minnesota colleges, universities, and community organizations with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students receiving bachelor’s degrees in STEM in Minnesota. To find out more, go to: https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/

Questions? Please contact stem@augsburg.edu

All participants are welcome (you do not need to be participating in either AugSTEM or NSSA to attend!). If you need accommodations, please be sure to make your request in the space provided on the registration form or email stem@augsburg.edu.

Registration for Applying for Paid Summer Research Opportunities in STEM

Crying Earth Rise Up Film Event

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Crying Earth Rise Up on November 12, 2019.
Crying Earth Rise Up, narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s efforts to stop the uranium mining contaminating their community’s drinking water. Informed by Native perspectives and belief systems, the film addresses the sacred relationship between water and life itself, as well as the conflicts between nuclear power companies, activists, and locals. With a nuanced look at what is becoming an increasingly common environmental battle, the film offers a case study of contemporary conservation efforts in the face of corporate and capitalistic interests. (Crying Earth Rise Up)

Crying Earth Rise Up acknowledges the centrality of Native involvement in opposing the particular practice of uranium mining and suggests Native communities’ wider spread contribution to a variety of other conversations related to environmental protection (although not always noted by mainstream media, e.g. the recent blocking of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline) (Documentary Educational Resources site). Join us for the film and a conversation with director/producer/cinematographer Suree Towfighnia and Debra White Plume.

Where & When: November 12, 2019
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Hagfors Horticultural House of Horrors

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Frankenflowers, bloodthirsty blooms and other horticultural horrors! Come see our showcase of the spikiest, smelliest, most poisonous, flesh-hungry, gruesome and atrocious plants in the Biology Department Permanent Plant Collection.

Date: Halloween, Thursday, October 31
Time: 12:00pm to 02:00pm
Place: 400 Hagfors Center

Questions? Please contact the Hagfors Greenhouse Curator, Dr. Leon van Eck (vaneck@augsburg.edu).

Event Announcement

Faculty, Staff, and Students: You are Invited to Attend Office Hours with your Deans on Tuesday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.

The Next Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, November 5 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Mission and Identity Vocation Lunch with Katie Clark

submitted by nondie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend this fall’s Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch “Who Gives You Light?” with Katie Clark, Assistant Professor and Director of Augsburg Central Health Commons, on Friday, November 22nd from 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event.

Learn More and Register at:
https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2019/10/22/fall-vocation-lunch-with-katie-clark/

Guests are also invited (but not required) to bring a donation of socks or other items to the Health Commons as part of this event. Learn more about items needed (or consider making an online donation) at https://www.augsburg.edu/healthcommons/

The Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

If you have any questions, please contact the Christensen Center for Vocation office at (612) 330-1403 or ccv@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see you there!

Register for Fall Vocation Lunch with Katie Clark

Reading of New Musical

submitted by thompso2@augsburg.edu

You are cordially invited to the first reading of the new Sesquicentennial Musical:

“All That We Carry”
Thursday, Nov. 7th, 7:30pm
Sateren Auditorium
Admission free
written by Aaron Gabriel
Stage Director: Malick Ceesay
Music Director: Sonja Thompson

“All That We Carry” tells the rich story of Augsburg University – past, present and future – through the perspective of unheard voices, forgotten narratives, and points of view both unfamiliar and silenced. Based on actual archives and true stories from real Auggies, the story weaves back and forth through time, connecting us to events that happened or will happen, decisions that were made or will be made, and outcomes both intended and unintended.

For more information please visit our website:

http://engage.augsburg.edu/sesquicentennialmusical/

Flu Shot Clinic TODAY 10/31

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Yes it is Halloween today but don’t be tricked and instead give yourself a treat and get a flu shot on campus. The MN Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus TODAY 10/31 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall) administering flu shots. Most insurances are accepted or $39 cash or check. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card for the walk-in appointments. Questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Stay healthy and get your flu shot TODAY.

Explore Amsterdam this summer and earn 6 credits

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Love to explore? Have a sense of adventure? Like to walk and take trains? Like to ride bike? See cities by boat? Enjoy gardens? Markets? Architecture? Parks? Ever been interested in how the people of the Netherlands live? Do you have the desire to learn about innovative and creative solutions to environmental challenges? Would you like to have new ideas and tools to make positive changes back here in the U.S.?

Join Allyson Green and Lars Christiansen on a two-week exploration of urban environmental sustainability in Amsterdam and Delft, Netherlands in May 2020! We begin with several course sessions in Minneapolis in early May, and then depart for the Netherlands on May 7. We return two weeks later. There is so much to see and discover! We hope you join us.

LIVING GREEN IN AMSTERDAM, Study Abroad May 2020

Program Leaders: Lars Christiansen and Allyson Green

This is a 6-credit program:

Students choose one SOC/URB course for 4 credits:
SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF), or
SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (elective)

All students also take INS 292 for 2 credits:
INS 292: Topics: Environmental Sustainability through an Intercultural Lens

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Program Leaders: Lars Christiansen and Allyson Green

Program Cost: $5,500
*This all-inclusive program fee covers: tuition for 6 credits, international round-trip airfare from Minneapolis, all lodging, all meals, all transportation during the program, and all program activities.

Financial Aid: Check with Student Financial Services in Sverdrup hall to learn about how your financial aid package might help cover the cost of this program.

Get more information and apply online

Keeping Track of Auggies

Augsburg staff presentations at Minnesota College Professionals Association conference

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) conference is Oct. 31- Nov. 1 in Bloomington, MN. Several Augsburg staff are presenting:

“Building Inclusive Study Abroad Experiences for Students with Disabilities” (2-part session): Katie Lane, Assistant Director, CLASS office, Andrea Dvorak, Associate Director, Off-Campus Programs, and Carden Olson, student

“Dismantling White Structures in Career Services”: Lee George, Executive Director, Strommen Center, Katie Bishop, Chief Student Success Officer

“Less is more…and more is more: Co-curricular Learning Assessment”: Mike Grewe, Director, Campus Life, and Ann Garvey, Vice President of Student Affairs

Seniors Student Affairs Officers Panel – facilitated by Ann Garvey Vice President of Student Affairs.

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