73 Auggies shared their thanks with scholarship donors

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Thank you to all 73 Auggies who took time out of their day to write a thank you note to donors who have given to student scholarships. It’s meaningful to express how generosity has helped you and it does make an impact when donors receive a personal, handwritten note from a student. They and their families (97 households!) who funded your scholarship awards will receive your notes this week, when many of us are thinking about gratitude and abundance already. Thanks for making this a priority in your day.

If you received an email from me about this, but did not yet get a chance to write a note, you still can. Just contact me and we can set up a time that works for you. Saying thank you is great at any time of the year!

Sherilyn Young, Donor Relations Coordinator, youngs@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1462, OGC 300D.

Be a part of the Advent Vespers Liturgical Party

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

2019 Advent Vespers Liturgical Party The 40th annual Advent Vespers is just around the corner! Be a part of the processional party by carrying a bell, candle, torch or banner!

There will be a practice on 12/3 and a dress rehearsal on 12/5 in addition to the Advent Vespers services on Friday 12/6 (5 pm and 8pm with dinner between the services) and Saturday 12/7 (2 pm and 5 pm with a hearty snack). Please come to as many as possible to enjoy the whole experience! Sign up online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd99PNJiKGGhvpk3fHmTtOKN3dk-kaM_rcvopEvt-TTis3fw/viewform or augburg.edu/campusministry or in Foss 104.

If you have questions, please contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu or stop by the campus ministry office in 104 Foss Hall.

More information

Sign up for Augsburg Alerts / keep up with weather-related changes to classes and operations

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Decisions to cancel classes are made by 6 a.m. for daytime classes and 2 p.m. for evening classes. The University uses the Augsburg Emergency Alerts system to communicate timely information on campus emergencies and class and facility changes due to severe weather. The Augsburg Emergency Alert sends subscribers a text, email, and phone call (subscribers determine which and how many alert types they wish). Only people signed up to these alerts receive them.

After the alert is sent out, information and updates about weather-related class cancellations and closures are posted on the “News” section of the Department of Public Safety website. This information is then shared with television and radio stations, and lastly on Augsburg’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Register for Augsburg Alerts.

Still Available: History Courses in Spring 2020

submitted by lansing@augsburg.edu

If you’re looking for a History class in Spring 2020, don’t fear! You still have plenty of options.

There’s room in these classes:

HIS 120-A: America to 1815, Bill Green, MWF 11:10-12:20
HIS 122-A: 20th Century U.S.: Michael Lansing, MWF 12:30-1:40
HIS 140-A: Asia and Africa Through Film, Maheen Zaman, W 6:00-9:30PM
HIS 195-A: Asian American Identities, Maheen Zaman, MWF 12:30-1:40
HIS 300-A: Public History,  Michael Lansing,  W 6:00-9:30PM
HIS 311-A: Women, Gender, and Medicine, Jacqueline deVries,
TTh,1:50-3:30
HIS 331-A: Project with Museum, Jacqueline deVries,  W  1:50-4:20
HIS 338-A: American Legal History, Bill Green, MWF 8:00-9:10

Any questions? Please contact Michael Lansing at lansing@augsburg.edu

EAC needs your clothing donations

submitted by fragaled@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

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

Business/Econ Study abroad in Greece – May 2020

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad for 2 weeks in summer and earn 4 credits + Augsburg Experience!

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***

Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates: May 13-27, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

Description:
This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Examine challenges and opportunities in Greece as it has suffered from economic crisis combined with the current refugee crisis. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model. Through these connections, you will develop an understanding of Greece’s interaction with the European Union and the current instability in the region.

Get more info and apply online!

Explore Amsterdam this summer and earn 6 credits

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Love to explore? Have a sense of adventure? Like to walk and take trains? Like to ride bikes? 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

Attend A Study Abroad and Away Info Session

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying abroad? Attend one of our Study Abroad & Away information sessions!

We have the new option to watch an info session online you can watch at the link below
https://augsburg.voicethread.com/myvoice/thread/12303702/73300684/68665084

We also have daily in-person info sessions located in the Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center, Suite 2.

Monday: 10:40 am
Tuesday: 3:45 pm
Wednesday: 1:45 pm
Thursday: 11:30 pm
Friday: 3:15 pm

Have any questions?
Email abroad@augsburg.edu or visit our website studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Watch the online info session now!

Parking Lot Enforcement Changes effective 12-02-19

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

In an effort to gain compliance with our surface lot parking spaces, DPS will begin to “ticket and tow” all vehicles that are not displaying proper permits for the specific, designated lots. Primary hours of enforcement will be 8:00am – 4:00pm during the academic year. These increased enforcement actions will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.
As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B,C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G
Carpool Permit holders: Designated spaces in Lot D

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Visitor permits
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors (3 hour or less)
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Sophomores: $16,000 Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application Now Open

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders.

A preliminary application (linked below) is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalists complete their applications.

Applicants must be a sophomore during the 2019-2020 school year.

Each year, projects must fit within a theme. This year’s application theme is “Addressing the Achievement/Opportunity Gap in Minnesota.”

Scholarship recipients receive $6,000 during their junior year, a $4,000 stipend while completing a summer project, and $6,000 their senior year upon successful completion of their summer project.

Last year, 3 of the 5 Phillips Scholar recipients were Augsburg students, and many Augsburg students have received the scholarship in the past. Check out the Phillips Scholar website for more information about current and former Phillips Scholars and their projects: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program/current-phillips-scholars

Deadline for Preliminary Application: Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Augsburg finalists selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Full applications will be due February 7, 2020.

Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application

Holiday Shipping with Central Services

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As the holidays are approaching you may want to send friends & family gifts or receive packages. Augsburg Central Services – Shipping & Receiving is here to help!

We can ship via UPS, FedEx and USPS and have discounted rates through UPS and FedEx. There are cut off dates to have packages arrive by Dec 24th which are detailed below.

If you are planning on receiving personal packages through the University we would ask that you be prompt in picking up your package from shipping/receiving as we have limited storage space.

These dates are all recommended dates to ship, NOT guaranteed! The sooner you can get mail/packages out the better.

UPS Ground : Dec 12
UPS 3 Day: Dec 19
UPS 2 Day: Dec 20
UPS Next Day: Dec 23

FedEx Ground/Home: Dec 15
FedEx Express Saver: Dec 19
FedEx 2 Day: Dec 20
FedEx Overnight: Dec 23

USPS 1st Class Mail: Dec 20
USPS Priority: Dec 21

If you have any questions or need any advice please stop into the shipping/receiving department or check the corresponding shippers website.

Congratulations to Three Spring Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

THREE AUGSBURG STUDENTS AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD!

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Jessica Mendoza, Erin Stene, and Bulungu Zanzu from Augsburg University were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this Spring 2020. Jessica is a double major in English and Sociology and will be studying in Central America on Augsburg CGEE’s Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement program. Erin is an International Relations major and will be studying in Jordan on SIT’s Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action Program. And Bulungu is a Bio-Psychology major and will be studying at Augsburg’s Exchange partner, the American College of Greece.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Since 2008, sixty-one Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $241,000. Over the last 7 semesters, Augsburg’s Gilman win rate has averaged about 50% – of 25 completed applications in that time, we have had 12 winners!

Congratulations once again to Jessica, Erin and Bulungu!

Gilman Scholarship: learn more and apply!

Thank you to scholarship recipients

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

To all 70 student recipients of donor-funded scholarships, thank you for taking time out of your day last week to write a thank you note to donors! Thank you for expressing your gratitude. It means a lot that they receive a personal, handwritten note from a student like you. They and their families who funded your scholarship awards (94 households!) will receive your notes this week, the week of the national holiday of Thanksgiving. Thanks for making this happen!

If you received an email from me about this, but did not yet get a chance to write a note, you still can. Just contact me and we can set up a time that works for you. Saying thank you is great at any time of the year!
–Sherilyn Young, Donor Relations Coordinator, youngs@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1462.

CKAU Butter and Buttermilk Biscuits Workshop Monday, December 2

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Join us on December 2nd from 5pm-7pm at Hagfors 108 as the Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Tessa Wegenke teaches us how to make Butter & Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch!
Limited spots open, act fast to RSVP! Please share with your community and family members as well!

Copy & Paste this link to RSVP ( https://forms.gle/mPwydWiYU8yrap989 )
Contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu if you have questions/inquiry about this workshop.

Butter & Buttermilk Biscuits facebook event page

Campus Kitchen Open Food Lab Hours

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

At Hagfors 108 during the times mentioned below, the space is held for everyone (within and outside of Augsburg) to use as a free and open kitchen space!
Monday: 4pm-6pm
Thursday: 7pm-9pm (canceled on 11/28/19)
Friday: 2:30pm-5:30pm (canceled on 11/29/19)

Here there is a variety of ingredients, from seasoning to produce to butter, and materials, from pots & pans to spoons to stove-tops. We’ve also started holding food and cooking workshops for everyone to join us in.

Wish to be a part of our future programming? Fill out this form:
https://forms.gle/jRea9913VUszRvkV7
Have ideas for future Food Workshop’s? Go here:
https://forms.gle/LnhbLJ2AAc7fNbiWA
Want to facilitate/teach a Food Workshop? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ZJMtsFe7BkPztP589

Contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu for questions/inquiry.

Open Food Lab Flyer

EAC needs your clothing donations

submitted by fragaled@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

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

Preprandial Poetry, or Hors d’oeuvres and Verse

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

Lindell Library is graciously hosting English Professors D. E. (Doug) Green and James Cihlar, who will be reading their poetry in the Learning Commons (street level, Lindell) between 5 and 6pm on Tuesday, 3 December. Doug’s first collection Jumping the Median is available in the bookstore, and Jim’s new book The Shadowgraph is forthcoming this spring. There will be refreshments. Please join us.

You can also catch Doug at Eat My Words Bookstore, 3pm, Sunday, 8 December, with poet and spoken word artist Eric Tu (Tu the Judoka).

http://encirclepub.com/product/jumping-the-median/

https://unmpress.com/books/shadowgraph/9780826361257

A’viands Thanksgiving Service Hours Reminder

submitted by johns184@augsburg.edu

All A’viands locations will close on Wednesday November 27 at 1:30. We will be closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Commons will be open for dinner on Sunday at 4:30pm. All other locations will be closed on Sunday.

Monday, we resume service at the usual hours for all locations.

Thank you, we hope you enjoy your holiday.

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!

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard offers free food for all Augsburg students. Located in Science Hall sublevel (Not Hagfors), 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 in the drop off bin in 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

Student Share Shop Now Open

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Share Shop is now open for students to rent out items! Located in the sublevel of Science hall (Not Hagfors), room 8. 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.

Queering Career Business Visit

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler

For each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.

For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.

Fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ Student Scholarship

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Each year, during Lavender Celebration, we honor and recognize LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and accomplices for their work in creating a more visible and just community for queer and trans+ folx. This year and coming years – LGBTQIA+ Student Services is looking to uplift more students by providing financial support through scholarship during the Lavender Celebration. Please help us raise funds to uplift and recognize the original work our LGBTQIA+ students are doing.

To buy a shirt(s) or donate, please follow this link https://www.customink.com/fundraising/augsburglgbtqia.

Let’s End Pink Tax

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

A collective of students has come together to create a proposal with the intent to install free menstrual product dispensers on campus. We feel it is essential to have access to free menstrual products on campus, as over half of the Augsburg community experiences a menstrual cycle, and not everyone has the necessary products on hand when they need them.

We are proposing to remove the current coin-operated dispensers in all restrooms and replace them with free product dispensers. Since most people don’t carry change on them, this provides an immediate barrier to accessing ‘essential’ bodily product needs. Given that many offices supply condoms and other birth control/STI preventatives – this inadvertently upholds patriarchal means of the “pink tax.”

The dispensers and products currently in use/disuse in Augsburg restrooms raise questions of sustainability as well as safety. The companies we have researched produce biodegradable products that are made of 100% organic cotton, no synthetics, rayon, or dyes.

Because we are committed to promoting trans inclusion on campus, we will be proposing the installment of dispensers in gender-neutral restrooms as well as women’s restrooms – knowing that menstruating isn’t just a ‘woman’s issue.’

By filling out this survey, you will be helping us determine the number of dispensers to purchase and where it is most important to install them.

https://forms.gle/msTBENoffFUHaUNg9

Today, what’s happening in CCV? A brown bag lunch conversation

submitted by frugek@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Christensen Center for Vocation is entering a new chapter, with a new vision for how this center can serve our students, the mission of our institution, and a growing network of faith-based community partners. We will be hosting two brown bag information lunches in the Augsburg Room on Nov. 20 and Nov. 26 from 12:00-1:00pm to share more about the direction CCV is heading.

Our center is deeply engaged with congregational contexts doing the work of vocational discernment centered on their neighbors and neighborhoods. In our new vision for CCV, these rich learning contexts can be combined with Augsburg’s unique approach to educating leaders who are informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. This will happen through a variety of initiatives, some new and some existing ones that are being re-imagined towards this more intentional vision. Our aim is to create mutually beneficial learning partnerships between students, faculty, ministry leaders, and congregations who share a commitment to being neighbor in real places with real people working to solve real world problems.

We hope you will consider joining us one of these days to learn more. Reach out to Kristina Fruge (frugek@augsburg.edu) or Jeremy Myers (myers@augsburg.edu) for more information.

Advent Vespers – Reserve your spot

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Reserve your spot now for Augsburg’s Advent & Christmas Celebration – Advent Vespers on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.
> Seating Envelopes (your ticket to get in the door) are free, but required.
> Donations are appreciated.
> Space is limited and all 4 services.
> Both services on Saturday are FULL– Space is still available for Friday!

Free shuttles are provided to/from Campus too.
Full details online.

Reserve your Spot!

URGO Summer Research Info Session Thursday, December 5

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

December 5, 5pm in Oren Gateway 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Applications for URGO Summer Research will be available on the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/) by November 19.
If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment.

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.

Two weeks in Greece – study abroad in summer 2020

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad for 2 weeks in summer and earn 4 credits + Augsburg Experience!

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***

Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates: May 13-27, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

Description:
This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Examine challenges and opportunities in Greece as it has suffered from economic crisis combined with the current refugee crisis. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model. Through these connections, you will develop an understanding of Greece’s interaction with the European Union and the current instability in the region.

Program cost: $5,500
covers: tuition, international airfare, 3 meals/day, all hotels, all program activities, all transportation in Greece.

Get more info and apply online!

Study abroad in the Netherlands in May 2020

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

Parking Lot Enforcement Changes Planned

submitted by brownell@augsburg.edu

In an effort to gain compliance with our surface lot parking spaces, DPS will begin to “ticket and tow” all vehicles that are not displaying proper permits for the specific, designated lots. Primary hours of enforcement will be 8:00am – 4:00pm during the academic year. These increased enforcement actions will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.
As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B,C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G
Carpool Permit holders: Designated spaces in Lot D

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Visitor permits
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors (3 hour or less)
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Sophomores: $16,000 Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application Now Open

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders.

A preliminary application (linked below) is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalists complete their applications.

Applicants must be a sophomore during the 2019-2020 school year.

Each year, projects must fit within a theme. This year’s application theme is “Addressing the Achievement/Opportunity Gap in Minnesota.”

Scholarship recipients receive $6,000 during their junior year, a $4,000 stipend while completing a summer project, and $6,000 their senior year upon successful completion of their summer project.

Last year, 3 of the 5 Phillips Scholar recipients were Augsburg students, and many Augsburg students have received the scholarship in the past. Check out the Phillips Scholar website for more information about current and former Phillips Scholars and their projects: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program/current-phillips-scholars

Deadline for Preliminary Application: Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Augsburg finalists selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Full applications will be due February 7, 2020.

Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application

Welcome in the Holiday Season at Velkommen Jul

submitted by coopers2@augsburg.edu

Every year, the Augsburg Associates bring festivities to campus the first Friday after Thanksgiving with the annual Velkommen Jul celebration. Please join them Friday, December 6, from 11am to 1pm in the Commons to celebrate.

So how do you Velkommen Jul?
1. Enjoy complimentary Norwegian treats in the Commons including waffles, lefse and a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2. Wear your Norwegian sweater or bunad – find one at a thrift store!
3. Shop at the holiday boutique downstairs while enjoying some music
4. Worship with Norwegian music in the Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 a.m. for the annual Velkommen Jul services

Everyone (students, staff, faculty, and friends) is welcome to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of this campus-wide tradition and share in a piece of Augsburg’s heritage.

Teaching Tip Tuesday: The Most Crucial Two Minutes of Class

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Check out this “Faculty Focus” article to learn what these most crucial minutes are and how they can be addressed.

Teaching Tips are posted on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Also look for Tech Tips on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. You can find additional teaching resources at http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/teaching-tips-and-resources/.

The Most Crucial Two Minutes of Class

Kwame Anthony Appiah — March 5, 2020

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Kwame Anthony Appiah — March 5, 2020!

Kwame Anthony Appiah is coming to Augsburg on Thursday, March 5, 2020, as the Batalden convocation speaker.

In preparation for his visit, please consider integrating one of his books (Dr. Appiah will have a book signing following the 3/5/20 convocation) into your Spring 2020 course to help prepare your students. (Note: Batalden funds are available to help students purchase books.)

Dr. Appiah will also be available for one class visit during the 2nd period [9:25-10:50am (instead of 9:40-11:20)] prior to the 11am convocation. If you are interested in having him visit your class (and/or bring more than one class/section together), please email Bibiana Koh at koh@augsburg.edu to further discuss.

Batalden Book Club Series — Spring 2020

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Batalden Book Club Series – Spring 2020

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ph.D., is coming to Augsburg University on Thursday, March 5, 2020, as the speaker for the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics.

In preparation for his visit, please consider joining one of the Batalden Book Club series (which includes a luncheon and book club discussion) per below. This series is open to all faculty and staff. Space is limited to twenty per group/date on a first come, first served basis.

Cosmopolitanism – Friday, January 31st, noon-2pm
The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity – Friday, February 28th, noon-2pm

Those attending a book club luncheon/discussion will also be invited to a discussion with the author on March 5th in the afternoon. To reserve a space, please contact Deanna Davis at davisd2@augsburg.edu. In your email, please let her know which book club you would like to join. Books will be available for pick up with Deanna Davis in the Academic Affairs office.

Note: For those interested in both book clubs, please let Deanna know (and indicate your first choice) when you contact her. If space is available, you may be able to join both.

EAC needs your clothing donations

submitted by fragaled@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

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

Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs Working Session: Managing Your Grant Budget

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Thursday, December 12 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301. The topic is Managing Your Grant Budget. OGSP will cover budgeting during the grant proposal stage. Accounting will discuss managing your grant funds. An experienced grant fund manager will share pro tips.
During the second portion of the session, we will spend 30 minutes of quiet time for writing, consultations, and planning.

December 12 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Managing Your Grant Budget
February 12 (Wed., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Small Grants Across the Disciplines

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to causey@augsburg.edu. Please contact Lauren Causey with questions.

MFA Students publish in Rain Taxi

submitted by cihlar@augsburg.edu

MFA in Creative Writing students Elizabeth Fontaine, Evelyn May, and Sarah Degner Riveros have written an interview with poet Éireann Lorsung, author of MUSIC FOR LANDING PLANES BY. The interview appears in the fall online edition of RAIN TAXI. The piece resulted from an assignment in Jim Cihlar’s Poetry class.

http://www.raintaxi.com/how-multiple-and-how-simultaneous-an-interview-with-eireann-lorsung/

Daily Chapel: Service of Blessing

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us at 10:40 am in Hoversten Chapel for a service of blessing honoring the ife of student Vidal Guzman and a sending blessing for Jim Trelstad-Porter. Sarah Swindall, Pastoral Intern, will offer the reflection. We will have a prelude by the a brass ensemble with musicians Sabrina Shaw, Stephanie Johnson, Trumpet; Hannah Eide, Horn; and Evan Sanden, Trombone.

More information

Let’s End Pink Tax

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

A collective of students has come together to create a proposal with the intent to install free menstrual product dispensers on campus. We feel it is essential to have access to free menstrual products on campus, as over half of the Augsburg community experiences a menstrual cycle, and not everyone has the necessary products on hand when they need them.

We are proposing to remove the current coin-operated dispensers in all restrooms and replace them with free product dispensers. Since most people don’t carry change on them, this provides an immediate barrier to accessing ‘essential’ bodily product needs. Given that many offices supply condoms and other birth control/STI preventatives – this inadvertently upholds patriarchal means of the “pink tax.”

The dispensers and products currently in use/disuse in Augsburg restrooms raise questions of sustainability as well as safety. The companies we have researched produce biodegradable products that are made of 100% organic cotton, no synthetics, rayon, or dyes.

Because we are committed to promoting trans inclusion on campus, we will be proposing the installment of dispensers in gender-neutral restrooms as well as women’s restrooms – knowing that menstruating isn’t just a ‘woman’s issue.’

By filling out this survey below, you will be helping us determine the number of dispensers to purchase and where it is most important to install them.

https://forms.gle/c8jtpw9QWmRie2EF9

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – Apply by TODAY

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 DUE NOVEMBER 25***

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.

Study Abroad with a friend and get $500 off the program cost. Click below to learn more

Visit the program page for program info and to apply!

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

Intercultural Comm and Conflict Styles Workshop

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, November 26 3:40-6:40pm in Marshall Room, Christensen Center

This workshop makes use of the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Inventory, which describes an individual’s preferred approach or style for resolving conflict by reflecting the individual’s culturally learned patterns for dealing with disagreements and expressing emotions. Additionally, this workshop will not only teach individuals about their own preferred approach and style, but also about the preferred approaches and styles of others. Finally, this workshop will give participants tangible skills that can be used when navigating communication and conflict across cultural differences. The increased understanding of intercultural communication and conflict styles and tangible skills participants will receive from this workshop can both enhance their overall intercultural competence, increase their effectiveness when working to resolve disagreements across cultures, and help them to create more inclusive campus spaces at Augsburg.

Fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ Student Scholarship

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

Each year, during Lavender Celebration, we honor and recognize LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and accomplices for their work in creating a more visible and just community for queer and trans+ folx. This year and coming years – LGBTQIA+ Student Services is looking to uplift more students by providing financial support through scholarship during the Lavender Celebration. Please help us raise funds to uplift and recognize the original work our LGBTQIA+ students are doing.

To buy a shirt(s) or donate, please follow this link https://www.customink.com/fundraising/augsburglgbtqia.

Queering Career Business Visit

submitted by stokesb@augsburg.edu

As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler

For each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.

For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.

TODAY–Retirement Celebration for Jim Trelstad-Porter

submitted by mulvihil@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community in congratulating Jim Trelstad-Porter on 30 years of service as he retires from Augsburg University. Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend.

Date: Monday, November 25
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Christensen Center, Marshall Room
Refreshments will be served.

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.

Sophomores: Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application Now Open

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders.

A preliminary application (linked below) is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalists complete their applications.

Applicants must be a sophomore during the 2019-2020 school year.

Each year, projects must fit within a theme. This year’s application theme is “Addressing the Achievement/Opportunity Gap in Minnesota.”

Scholarship recipients receive $6,000 during their junior year, a $4,000 stipend while completing a summer project, and $6,000 their senior year upon successful completion of their summer project.

Last year, 3 of the 5 Phillips Scholar recipients were Augsburg students, and many Augsburg students have received the scholarship in the past. Check out the Phillips Scholar website for more information about current and former Phillips Scholars and their projects: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program/current-phillips-scholars

Deadline for Preliminary Application: Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Augsburg finalists selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Full applications will be due February 7, 2020.

Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application

Parking Lot Enforcement Changes Planned

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

In an effort to gain compliance with our surface lot parking spaces, DPS will begin to “ticket and tow” all vehicles that are not displaying proper permits for the specific, designated lots. Primary hours of enforcement will be 8:00am – 4:00pm during the academic year. These increased enforcement actions will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.
As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B,C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G
Carpool Permit holders: Designated spaces in Lot D

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Visitor permits
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors (3 hour or less)
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Use your Augsburg employee tuition benefit to study leadership

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

Use your employee tuition benefit to study leadership here at Augsburg!

• Promote your professional development
• Increase your opportunities for career advancement
• Enhance your personal growth

You are invited to a lunch meeting (on us!) to discuss pursuing the three-course Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies (GCLS) or the Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL).

When: Tuesday December 3 @ noon

Where: Augsburg Room in Christensen Center. Just go through the cafeteria line and tell the cashier you are with the Leadership Studies program. Bring your food to the Augsburg Room.

• Already have a master’s degree? The GCLS or even a second master’s degree will add a competitive edge to your resume. Graduate credits may even be transferred in from a previous degree.
• Have some college, but have not completed a bachelor’s degree? Come anyway! If you are interested in pursuing your education in leadership studies, we can help connect you to the resources to complete your bachelor’s degree (100% free tuition for undergraduate credits) on the way to graduate study.

We can provide you with contacts to current students and alumni working at Augsburg or on other college campuses, who have gone through the program and have become more successful in their careers.

Just let us know if you are coming! Register online at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkS2EK9Fa5aEF91aqcRm9NdCpziEFgXJ1B552j97D7DYLcAw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Auggie Doggie Monday, November 25

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

It’s a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday but please stop by the CWC office and thank our friends from Paws for Learning for being such awesome friends and partners with Augsburg and CWC. They will be on campus from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall). See you Monday morning.

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The URGO Summer Research Program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research and creative activity here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.
While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.
Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise and current line of inquiry.
To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo.
Please encourage interested students to attend our final Summer Research Information Session, where they will hear from students who have previously completed the experience and get guidance on completing the summer research application: December 5, 5pm in OGC 100.

URGO Summer Research Info Session (December 5)

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

December 5, 5pm in Oren Gateway 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Applications for URGO Summer Research will be available on the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/) by November 19.
If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment.

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.

CKAU Butter and Buttermilk Biscuits Workshop Monday, December 2

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Join us on December 2nd from 5pm-7pm at Hagfors 108 as a current Augsburg Staff, Tessa Wegenke teaches us how to make Butter & Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch!
Limited spots open, act fast to RSVP! Please share with your community and family members as well!

Copy & Paste this link to RSVP ( https://forms.gle/mPwydWiYU8yrap989 )
Contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu if you have questions/inquiry about this workshop.

Butter & Buttermilk Biscuits facebook event page

Free and Open Kitchen (Open Food Lab)Hours

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

At Hagfors 108 during the times mentioned below, the space is held for everyone (within and outside of Augsburg) to use as a free and open kitchen space.
Monday: 4pm-6pm
Thursday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Here there is a variety of ingredients, from seasoning to produce to butter, and materials, from pots & pans to spoons to stove-tops. We’ve also started holding food and cooking workshops for everyone to join us in.

Wish to be a part of our future programming? Fill out this form:
https://forms.gle/jRea9913VUszRvkV7
Have ideas for our Food Workshop’s? Go here:
https://forms.gle/LnhbLJ2AAc7fNbiWA
Want to facilitate/teach a Food Workshop? Fill out this form:
https://forms.gle/ZJMtsFe7BkPztP589

Contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu for questions/inquiry.

Open Food Lab Flyer

December EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

From “E” to “F”: Enhancing Student Thinking and Learning During Lectures. Many instructors use the authoritative/interactive model of class instruction. A simple way for instructors to move toward a dialogic/interactive model is to move from using the IRE (inquiry-response-evaluation) pattern when asking students questions to the IRF (inquiry-response-feedback) pattern. An overview of the three main models of class instruction as well as examples of IRE and IRF will be presented.

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.

Wednesday, December 11 | EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, HC 151

Center for Teaching and Learning

December 5: Stop by to Meet with your Deans in Hagfors

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 with them during “office hours” scheduled for Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Thanksgiving A’viands Service Hours

submitted by johns184@augsburg.edu

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, We’d like to remind you of the days A’viands will be serving on campus.

ALL locations will close on Wednesday November 27 at 1:30. We will be closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Commons will be open for dinner on Sunday at 4:30pm. All other locations will be closed on Sunday.

Monday, we resume service at the usual hours for all locations.

Thank you, we hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Few Spots Remain for Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Register now if you would like to hear Nancy Fischer’s talk
“Dire Straights? Critical Heterosexuality Studies”. Lunch is provided and we can only take a few more registrations.

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Wednesday, December 4 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer | 12:30 pm- 1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer”

“What Would You Do With $14,000?” – ADSG Long-term Project fund available

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

The Finance Committee have allocated $14,000 to be used for programs, projects, or any proposals/ideas that will impact students the most on campus.

These funds can be used by students and departments that directly work with students to benefit our Augsburg community.

Examples can range anywhere in the range of remodeling a section of a building space for ease of access for students and faculty, to wanting to add massage chairs to your favorite student space on campus. If you have a idea, a plan can be set in motion!

If you are interested the committee will require you to set up a meeting to talk more about your suggestions or send ideas by email.

For more information or to set up a meeting please email:
Daniel Degollado
degollad@augsburg.edu

English Major Brad Hagen Publishes

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

English Major Brad Hagen’s creative nonfiction essay, “On Dreamcatchers,” is being published in a forthcoming issue of Transmotion, a biannual journal “inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies.” Congratulations, Brad!

Preprandial Poetry, or Hors d’oeuvres and Verse

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

Lindell Library is graciously hosting English Professors D. E. (Doug) Green and James Cihlar, who will be reading their poetry in the Learning Commons (street level, Lindell) between 5 and 6pm on Tuesday, 3 December. Doug’s first collection Jumping the Median is available in the bookstore, and Jim’s new book The Shadowgraph is forthcoming this spring. There will be refreshments. Please join us.

http://encirclepub.com/product/jumping-the-median/

https://unmpress.com/books/shadowgraph/9780826361257

Parking Lot Enforcement Changes Planned

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

In an effort to gain compliance with our surface lot parking spaces, DPS will begin to “ticket and tow” all vehicles that are not displaying proper permits for the specific, designated lots. Primary hours of enforcement will be 8:00am – 4:00pm during the academic year. These increased enforcement actions will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.
As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B,C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G
Carpool Permit holders: Designated spaces in Lot D

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Visitor permits
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors (3 hour or less)
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Morning Chapel: Dr. Rahuldeep Singh Gill

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in chapel at 10:40 am to hear Dr. Rahuldeep Singh Gill. Dr. Rahuldeep Gill is an award-winning educator and translator, with over a decade of experience teaching about religious ideas and cultural identities. He has appeared on public radio, lectured for the State Department, and spoken at the Church Center for the United Nations.

More information

Caucus for the Climate Training – Monday 7-8 p.m.

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Ready to take action on climate change? Thinking about the 2020 elections? Curious how to use your voice and power to make change and shift what elected officials are talking about and taking action on?

Join us in learning from MN350 about their strategy, along with statewide coalitions, to turnout 2,000 leaders to statewide caucuses on February 25, 2020, in order to shift party platforms and get candidates to commit to going all in for equitable climate policy. At these hour long trainings you will get keyed into the caucus strategy, learn a little about what to expect on caucus night, and get connected with tools to host your own house party where you can encourage your friends and neighbors to join you at caucuses! Together we can build the power to elect leaders accountable to us and make climate a top priority at the legislature.

7-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 – Riverside Room
7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 – OGC 11

All are welcome to come, learn, and find ways to plug-in even if you won’t be voting in 2020.

Bottled Water Policy – Reminders

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Since May 2017, Augsburg has been slowly implementing its Bottled Water Policy, beginning with eliminating bottled water from on-campus catering, no longer reimbursing purchases of bottled water, and removing bottled water from vending machines. At the same time, we’re working to increase access to water through filling stations and free water bottles in the Campus Cupboard.

As you’re planning for events, please remember that bottled water purchases are not allowed through expense reports, P-Cards, Staples, petty cash, and invoices.

If you have questions or would like support finding alternatives to bottled water for your department, check out the Environmental Stewardship website below or reach out to environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu. We are happy to help brainstorm ideas as we move towards loving our local water! And please share your own creative solutions so we can celebrate together!

Learn More

Confused about composting?

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compostingEven though we’ve had these trash, recycling, and organics bins for a while, it’s still confusing, right? Here are some tips and tricks the Environmental Stewardship crew has learned that we’ve found useful in helping make decisions when we’re tossing waste:

1. Does it say the word “compostable” anywhere on it? It’s compostable! Hooray! Look on the bottom of cups and silverware. Plates will not say “compostable,” but as long as it doesn’t feel waxy, it’s compostable. [All catering supplies from A’Viands are compostable!] “Biodegradable” is NOT “Compostable.”

2. Was it recently a living thing? It’s probably compostable.

3. Is it filmy or flashy? Does it have two different textures on different sides? It’s probably trash. Things coated in plastic (shiny) cannot be separated into their individual materials to be recycled.

4. If in doubt – TRASH IT! Contaminated dumpsters actually cost us extra money and cause problems at the sorting facilities.

If you’re still confused – don’t worry. Most of us are! Consumer products change often and are not always designed with an easy end-of-life in mind. Reducing consumption can sometimes be easier than learning how to sort waste, but when we do have waste to sort, let’s help each other out! And reach out to environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu for support.

NOTE: The City of Minneapolis has detailed guides on what can go in each bin. If you’re googling to find out what to do with something, make sure you’re looking specifically at what Minneapolis or Hennepin County tells you to do with it. Not all municipalities have the same capacity to recycle.

Kwame Anthony Appiah — March 5, 2020

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Kwame Anthony Appiah is coming to Augsburg on Thursday, March 5, 2020, as the Batalden convocation speaker.

In preparation for his visit, please consider integrating one of his books (Dr. Appiah will have a book signing following the 3/5/20 convocation) into your Spring 2020 course to help prepare your students. (Note: Batalden funds are available to help students purchase books.) Please see a link to his website below for more information about his books.

Dr. Appiah will also be available for one class visit during the 2nd period [9:25-10:50am (instead of 9:40-11:20)] prior to the 11am convocation. If you are interested in having him visit your class (and/or bring more than one class/section together), please email Bibiana Koh at koh@augsburg.edu to further discuss.

http://appiah.net/

Last Chance to see green: an elegy to summer

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green: an elegy to summer

By Carson Kreitzer

Directed by Taous Claire Khazem

In the near future a vibrant underground community of hackers, botanists and artists live off the grid. When a young inventor shows up looking for a place to hide from the government because she figured out how to circumvent water scarcity the entire community must decide if their desire to save lives is worth the risk of destroying their own…

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center
Thursday, November 21 at 7:00PM
Friday, November 22 at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00PM

Ticket Prices:
General Public
$8.00
Student
$3.00
Augsburg Faculty/Staff
$6.00
Non-Augsburg Students
$5.00
Augsburg Alumni
$4.00

Get your tickets here!

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

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The URGO Summer Research Program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research and creative activity here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.
While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.
Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise and current line of inquiry.
To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo.
Please encourage interested students to attend our final Summer Research Information Session, where they will hear from students who have previously completed the experience and get guidance on completing the summer research application: December 5, 5pm in OGC 100.

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions

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November 19, 5pm in Hagfors 250

December 5, 5pm in Oren Gateway 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Applications for URGO Summer Research will be available on the URGO website (https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/) by November 19.
If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

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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

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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.

Study abroad in the Netherlands in summer 2020

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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

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 25

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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 DUE NOVEMBER 25***

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.

Study Abroad with a friend and get $500 off the program cost. Click below to learn more

Visit the program page for program info and to apply!

International Education Week Events TODAY

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Join us for today’s events for International Education Week!

Study Abroad/Away Mini Fair

Date: Friday, November 22nd

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Christensen Lobby

Details: Come learn about the short-term options available for study abroad!

​Cultural Night​

Date: Friday November 22

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: East Commons, Christensen Center

Description: Cultural Night is an event hosted by the International Student Organization (ISO) that showcases the cultural diversity at Augsburg University. Cultural Night performances range from musical performances to a fashion show that will showcase the beauty in the diversity of our different cultures. Email iso@augsburg.edu if you would like to get involved.

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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. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

See the whole International Education Week schedule here

Attend A Study Abroad and Away Info Session

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Interested in studying abroad? Attend one of our Study Abroad & Away information sessions!

We have the new option to watch an info session online you can watch at the link below
https://augsburg.voicethread.com/myvoice/thread/12303702/73300684/68665084

We also have daily in-person info sessions located in the Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center, Suite 2.

Monday: 10:40 am
Tuesday: 3:45 pm
Wednesday: 1:45 pm
Thursday: 11:30 pm
Friday: 3:15 pm

Have any questions?
Email abroad@augsburg.edu or visit our website studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Watch the online info session now!

Queering Career Business Visit A-Mail

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As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler

For each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.

For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.

Fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ Student Scholarship

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Each year, during Lavender Celebration, we honor and recognize LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and accomplices for their work in creating a more visible and just community for queer and trans+ folx. This year and coming years – LGBTQIA+ Student Services is looking to uplift more students by providing financial support through scholarship during the Lavender Celebration. Please help us raise funds to uplift and recognize the original work our LGBTQIA+ students are doing.

To buy a shirt(s) or donate, please follow this link https://www.customink.com/fundraising/augsburglgbtqia.

What’s Happening in CCV? A brown bag lunch conversation

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Augsburg’s Christensen Center for Vocation is entering a new chapter, with a new vision for how this center can serve our students, the mission of our institution, and a growing network of faith-based community partners. We will be hosting two brown bag information lunches in the Augsburg Room on Nov. 20 and Nov. 26 from 12:00-1:00pm to share more about the direction CCV is heading.

Our center is deeply engaged with congregational contexts doing the work of vocational discernment centered on their neighbors and neighborhoods. In our new vision for CCV, these rich learning contexts can be combined with Augsburg’s unique approach to educating leaders who are informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. This will happen through a variety of initiatives, some new and some existing ones that are being re-imagined towards this more intentional vision. Our aim is to create mutually beneficial learning partnerships between students, faculty, ministry leaders, and congregations who share a commitment to being neighbor in real places with real people working to solve real world problems.

We hope you will consider joining us one of these days to learn more. Reach out to Kristina Fruge (frugek@augsburg.edu) or Jeremy Myers (myers@augsburg.edu) for more information.

Retirement Celebration for Jim Trelstad-Porter

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Please join the campus community in congratulating Jim Trelstad-Porter on 30 years of service as he retires from Augsburg University. Students, staff, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend.

Date: Monday, November 25
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Christensen Center, Marshall Room
Refreshments will be served.

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.

Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs Working Session: Managing Your Grant Budget

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The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Thursday, December 12 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301. The topic is Managing Your Grant Budget. OGSP will cover budgeting during the grant proposal stage. Accounting will discuss managing your grant funds. An experienced grant fund manager will share pro tips.
During the second portion of the session, we will spend 30 minutes of quiet time for writing, consultations, and planning.

December 12 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Managing Your Grant Budget
February 12 (Wed., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Small Grants Across the Disciplines

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to causey@augsburg.edu. Please contact Lauren Causey with questions.

Augsburg’s Christmas Celebration

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Reserve your spot now for Augsburg’s Advent & Christmas Celebration – Advent Vespers on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.
> Seating Envelopes (your ticket to get in the door) are free, but required.
> Donations are appreciated.
> Space is limited and all 4 services.
Both services on Saturday are almost full – So don’t wait!

Free shuttles are provided to/from Campus too. Full details online.

Reserve Your Spot!

Staff Senate News and Updates

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Greetings from Augsburg’s Staff Senate!

Here’s the latest announcements and upcoming events brought to you by Staff Senate:

*Did you know you have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free through IT? Follow the directions on this Knowledge Base Post: https://support.augsburg.edu/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/638/0/microsoft-office-studentsfacultystaff

*Brightside Produce: Did you know you can get a bag of low-cost produce each week via Campus Kitchen and the Sabo Center? Campus Kitchen has partnered with Brightside Produce to bring Augsburg a low-cost, weekly produce subscription. Choose your level anywhere from $3 to $20 per week, and receive a bag full of fresh fruits and vegetables! Through your subscription to Brightside, you not only receive a bag of fresh produce, but you’re supporting employment for youth and subsidizing bringing fresh produce to corner and convenience stores in areas of Minneapolis with low access to fresh vegetables and fruit. Sign up here: https://brightsidempls.org/collections/all

*Open Position on Staff Senate: Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for the open position on Staff Senate.

Staff senators help foster and promote a positive and meaningful dialogue among staff, faculty, students and administration by advising in decision making processes, by serving as an advocate for staff, by promoting professional development opportunities, and by recognizing staff members’ contributions to furthering and upholding the mission and values of Augsburg University.

The commitment is for two years, with an optional third year. We meet every other week for approximately 60 to 90 minutes and help plan a number of staff-focused events, including informal tours, University Council updates, and the annual Staff Appreciation awards.

Please email Staff Senate at staffsenate@augsburg.edu. The deadline for nominations is noon on November 27th.

Staff Senate Website