Anderson Residence Hall Incident

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

An Anderson Residence Hall sprinkler line on the third floor froze and burst on Wednesday afternoon, causing minor flooding. When the sprinkler line lost pressure, a fire alarm was triggered and fire trucks arrived and cleared the building. Maintenance and custodial workers arrived immediately and vacuumed up standing water and did other clean up within two hours. The sprinkler line should be fixed the week of December 16. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bryan Massich in Facilities Management at 612-280-7447

Safety Tips to Avoid Thefts

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On 12/12/2019 a student had their phone stolen after giving it to someone who asked to use it to make a phone call. Be cautious when being approached by people you don’t know, and do not give them any of your personal information or items. Please review the safety tips below and always call Public Safety to report suspicious behavior.

– Never leave your items unattended or out your of sight
– Keep cell phones in a pocket or bag while walking in public areas
– If someone asks to use your phone DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR PHONE – direct them to the courtesy phone in Christensen Center or to Public Safety
– Lock all vehicle, apartment and office doors even if you’ll only be gone for a few minutes
– Pay attention to your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to Public Safety immediately

Visit the Public Safety web page for more tips and information on how to report suspicious behavior and crimes on campus.

Public Safety Website

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, 1:30pm-3pm
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2pm-5:30pm

Writing Center Holiday Hours

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open for Face-to-Face and Online tutoring through December 12th.

The Online Writing Center will be closed for the semester after December 12th.

Exam Week Schedule (December 15th-19th) for Face-to-Face Tutoring:
• Sunday 2-6pm
• Monday 2-6pm
• Tuesday 2-6 pm
• Wednesday 2-6pm
• Thursday 2-6pm
• Friday CLOSED

The Face-to-Face Writing Center will be closed for the semester starting on December 20th.

Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

submitted by ruckels@augsburg.edu

The Admissionss Office is looking for detail-oriented andadaptable student worker to provide administrative support for the Office ofAdmissions by supporting the daily functions of the Operations team. Pleasereview the full job description and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus StudentJobs’

2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account

3. Search Jobs

4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs

5. Apply for the: Operation Specialist Assistant position

6. Submit the Operation Specialist Assistant Form(https://forms.gle/1RZN6Jy7soFnkoTk9)to help us get to know you better.

https://forms.gle/1RZN6Jy7soFnkoTk9

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad!
The Boren Scholarship program is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences, including their Flagship Language Initiative programs and others. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and will work with all applicants to select the program, develop budgets and write the application essays.
Scholarship amounts:
Up to $20,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $10,000 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested, here are your next steps:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Stop by our Joint Office Hours on Thursday, Dec 12 from 1-3pm in Andrea Dvorak’s office in Oyate Commons (lower level of Christensen) to get advising from URGO staff on the scholarship application/essays and Study Abroad staff on program options.
• If you can’t attend office hours, let us know your interest by contacting Solveig Mebust (mebusts@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 21: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Applications available for URGO Summer Research Program

The URGO Summer Research Program is an on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
• 200 or 400 hours
• Program runs May 14-July 29, 2020
• Full-time = $4,400 plus housing stipend
• Half-time = $2,200 plus housing stipend
• Design project with a faculty mentor
• Seminars and Speaker Series for support and professional development
• Final written product and oral presentation
There is also the option to be a Research Assistant at 100 hours for the summer (stipend of $1,100), in which undergraduates assist faculty with research tasks.
Applications can be found at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/. Send an email to urgo@augsburg.edu to make an appointment with URGO staff and get advising on the application process!

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 make an appointment with URGO staff by contacting urgo@augsburg.edu.

Paws for Learning on campus TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Our furry four legged friend from Paws for Learning will be on campus just a few more times this semester. Here are those times: Friday 12/13 10:30 – 11:30 am in Christensen Center Lobby. Monday 12/16 10:30 – 11:30 Center for Wellness and Counseling office as well as the Skyway Level of Lindell Library near the Gage Center. They will also be here one last time on Tuesday 12/17 time to be determined. So if you need a little stress relief before or after finals, stop by and visit with our friends and thank them for the awesome work they do every week in the CWC office on Auggie Doggie Mondays. Enjoy and good luck with the end of the semester.

Late Night Breakfast Monday, December 16

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

A reminder and an invitation to all current Augsburg students that there will be late night breakfast on Monday 12/16 from 9:30 pm – 10:45 pm in the cafeteria. This well attended event sponsored by Aviands is open to all current Augsburg students regardless of whether you are on the meal plan. Please bring your current Augsburg student ID for admittance.

Pan-Asian World’s Finest Chocolate Sell

submitted by yangmm4@augsburg.edu

Pan Asian Student Services are selling World’s Finest Chocolate to fundraise for Spring Break Trip!

WE ARE STILL SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS!!! HURRY! They’re ONLY $1 !!!!!!!!!!

If you are interested in buying chocolate bars, it will be located in the Oyate Commons. However there are student with boxes as well. Thank you for your support!

We are selling until we’re out, so HURRY!!!

Spring break study abroad with a friend – get $500 off the program fee

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying abroad on Spring break?

SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND AND YOU’LL EACH GET $500 OFF THE PROGRAM COST

Study in Guatemala: apply by December 16

Human Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala
March 14-22, 2020
Choose one 4-credit course: SPA 495, CCS 495, or POL 459
Fulfills Augsburg Experience
program fee: $3,825

Click here to learn more about how to sign up with a friend!

Two weeks in Greece – study abroad in 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!

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by December 16

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break! Apply by Dec 16

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 DECEMBER 16***

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 more info and to apply!

Study abroad in the Netherlands in May 2020

submitted by lubegam@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

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!

Return your rental books to the Bookstore

submitted by millerch@augsburg.edu

End of term is quickly approaching and that means that your rental books need to be brought back to the Bookstore! Don’t let late fees ruin your holiday, get your books back to us today! Can’t make it in? Use the FREE UPS label provided at the link below https://augsburg.bncollege.com/shop/augsburg/page/rental-book-return

Additional Session – Use your tuition benefit to study leadership

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

Last week we hosted the information session below. Given the strong interest in this topic and the fact that some people could not attend, we have scheduled another session for next week — Tuesday December 17 at noon in the Cedar Room.

If you wanted to attend, but couldn’t, or you attended last week and would like to explore this further, please sign up. As before, lunch is on us. Just go through the line in Christensen, tell them you are with MAL, and bring your food to the Cedar Room. So we know who is coming (space in the Cedar Room is limited) please use the link below to register.

———- Forwarded message ———

Augsburg Colleagues –

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
• 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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XcORAxUYq0fhA-3-UUHZT_W2y0cJGLwnxcJc7Gm_En4/edit

Now Accepting Nominations for the CTL Teaching and Learning Awards

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Find more information in the link below. Nominations are due February 20 at Noon.

CTL Teaching and Learning Awards

November Auggie Pride Award Winners

submitted by rolfi@augsburg.edu

November Auggie Pride Award Winners

Staff Senate congratulates our November Auggie Pride Award winners Kelsey Richardson Blackwell and Elizabeth Kästner. Get to know our fellow Auggie staff!

Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Director of Academic Advising

– How many years have you worked at Augsburg?

13 years

– Where is your office located?
Lindell Library 227

– Describe your role at Augsburg. What do you find meaningful and positive in the work you do?

I really enjoy mentoring new advising professional advisors here at Augsburg as they help students navigate the university experience all the way from matriculation to graduation. I find working with faculty and academic affairs administration to review curriculum, course offerings, and policies extremely rewarding as I am able to provide the student perspective from years of sitting down with students to navigate all of these items. Everyone has a role here at Augsburg, and I am happy to fill mine as the Director of Academic Advising.

– What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?

I really enjoy walking either across or down to the river when it is nice out.

Elizabeth Kästner, Senior Creative Associate, Design
– How many years have you worked at Augsburg?

2 years

– Where is your office located?

Anderson Hall, Suite 25

– Describe your role at Augsburg. What do you find meaningful and positive in the work you do?

We help all campus offices and departments achieve their marketing and communication goals. I enjoy getting to know folks across campus through partnering with them to work on their projects. It is meaningful for me to create work that has a positive impact on the institution – whether it be in the materials I work on for cultivating donors, creating a memorable commencement event, or elevating Augsburg’s online presence.

– What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?

Soberfish restaurant

Morning Chapel: Virgin of Guadalupe Day Celebration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us at 11:30 am in Hoversten Chapel as we celebrate this traditional Latin American holiday – a collaboration between Campus Ministry and Latinx Student Services and Director Ruby Murillo. In addition to lively music and the traditional placing of roses, there will be tamales and empanadas.

http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry

2020 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program – applications due January 20

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2020 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2020 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:

-Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
-Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

2020 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter

Looking for quick cash – UPS is Hiring now through December 24

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

UPS is looking for workers to ride along in delivery package trucks between now and Christmas Eve to help with deliveries. $21 per hour plus a possibility of $1,000 bonus. If you are interested, call Brad Scott, UPS 612-232-4169 by Thursday, December 12th at 11:50 pm

They also have a need for delivery drivers that can use their personal vehicles. $27 per hour, plus 58 cents per mile.

Pan-Asian World’s Finest Chocolate Sell

submitted by yangmm4@augsburg.edu

Pan Asian Student Services are selling World’s Finest Chocolate to fundraise for Spring Break Trip!

WE ARE STILL SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS!!! HURRY!

If you are interested in buying chocolate bars, it will be located in the Oyate Commons. However there are student with boxes as well. Thank you for your support! They’re ONLY $1 !!!!!!!!!!

We are selling until we’re out, so HURRY!!!

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.

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

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!

Spring break study abroad with a friend – get $500 off the program fee

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying abroad on Spring break?

SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND AND YOU’LL EACH GET $500 OFF THE PROGRAM COST

Study in Guatemala: apply by December 16

Human Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala
March 14-22, 2020
Choose one 4-credit course: SPA 495, CCS 495, or POL 459
Fulfills Augsburg Experience
program fee: $3,825

Click here to learn more about how to sign up with a friend!

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by December 16

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break! Apply by Dec 16

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 DECEMBER 16***

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 more info and to apply!

Scholastic Connections Scholarship

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

Scholastic Connections is a scholarship program for high-achieving undergraduate students of color at Augsburg University. It is designed to assist students succeed in completing their undergraduate degree and prepare them to be engaged, successful citizens of the world on graduation by facilitating career development and planning.

There are three pillars that support the Scholastic Connections goal: self-development, community development, and post-undergraduate development.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
First-Time Applicants Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg by January 10th, 2020
-Must have at least 1 full academic year of their education remaining
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2020-2021
-Meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.
-Complete application

Previous Recipients Renewal Criteria:
-Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university which includes maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Have an updated academic/graduation plan
-Complete application

If selected, you are required to:
-Attend the group meetings (6-8 per academic year)
-Attend 1:1s with the Scholastic Connections coordinator (at least once per semester)
-Attend the MSS Scholarship Dinner (tentatively on Tuesday, November 10, 2020)
-Attend the end-of-year gathering at the Augsburg House

DACA and undocumented students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply.
Promise, Presidential and ActSix Scholarship recipients and International Students (F-1 and J-1) are not eligible for this award.

Application period: Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 10, 2020

https://forms.gle/1ewHKFaSonv1sbuc9

Multicultural Student Services Scholarships

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

The Multicultural Student Services Scholarships (including ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship and M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship) recognize returning underrepresented undergraduate students in the Day program. Students who are eligible and awarded will receive a $2,500 annual, renewable award. These scholarships are for returning students of American Indian/Latinx/Pan-Afrikan/Pan-Asian descent and/or a student who has participated, demonstrated record of and/or potential for leadership and awareness within the communities mentioned above.

Scholarship: $2,500 per academic year, renewable

First-Time Applicants Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg by January 10th, 2020
-Must have at least 1 full academic year of their education remaining
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2020-2021
-Meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.

Previous Recipients Renewal Criteria:
-Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university which includes maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application

Questions/Concerns? Contact Mai Xee Vang at vangmm3@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1663 or stop by Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center

Application period: Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 10, 2020

https://forms.gle/8dYYQqEAttxXLPDD7

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad!
The Boren Scholarship program is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences, including their Flagship Language Initiative programs and others. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and will work with all applicants to select the program, develop budgets and write the application essays.
Scholarship amounts:
Up to $20,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $10,000 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested, here are your next steps:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Stop by our Joint Office Hours on Thursday, Dec 12 from 1-3pm in Andrea Dvorak’s office in Oyate Commons (lower level of Christensen) to get advising from URGO staff on the scholarship application/essays and Study Abroad staff on program options.
• If you can’t attend office hours, let us know your interest by contacting Solveig Mebust (mebusts@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 21: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Applications available for URGO Summer Research Program

The URGO Summer Research Program is an on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
• 200 or 400 hours
• Program runs May 14-July 29, 2020
• Full-time = $4,400 plus housing stipend
• Half-time = $2,200 plus housing stipend
• Design project with a faculty mentor
• Seminars and Speaker Series for support and professional development
• Final written product and oral presentation
There is also the option to be a Research Assistant at 100 hours for the summer (stipend of $1,100), in which undergraduates assist faculty with research tasks.
Applications can be found at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/. Send an email to urgo@augsburg.edu to make an appointment with URGO staff and get advising on the application process!

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 make an appointment with URGO staff by contacting urgo@augsburg.edu.

TODAY: Join us for Donna McLean’s Retirement Party from 3 to 6 p.m., Foss Center

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

After 34 years, four positions, seven fundraising campaigns, 12 office moves and thousands of conversations with alumni, parents, and friends, Donna McLean has decided to retire from her work at Augsburg. Her last day will be December 20. Her time at Augsburg will be celebrated with a reception on December 12 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (program at 4 p.m.) in the Arnold Atrium, Foss Center. All are welcome to attend.

See the full announcement here

Nominate a student for the Newman Civic Fellowship

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Newman Civic Fellows:
*Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
*Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
*Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The yearlong program, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening.

Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to nominate a student to be considered for Augsburg’s 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellow (self-nominations accepted). The nominee must have at least one full year of their education remaining, such that they will be enrolled in higher education for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year.

Nominations will close on January 20, 2020.

Nomination Form for 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship

Sophomores: $16,000 Phillips Scholarship Mini-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, and receive a total of $16,000 in scholarship.

A preliminary mini-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 Required Mini-Application Due January 10

Faculty: Submit an article for “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement”

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Faculty:

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is accepting submissions for their special issue “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement.”

The issue will highlight how scholars have centered social justice when designing and implementing service-learning opportunities or producing and applying engaged scholarship.

The editors invite abstracts for submissions from educators and researchers from all fields and disciplines that:

*Report research on the challenges, motivations, and experiences of practicing community engagement
*Explore the often-overlooked contributions to the field of community engaged-scholarship by educators, researchers, practitioners, community partners, and community members from historically marginalized backgrounds
*Evaluate methodologies for the practice and research of engagement based on their ability to achieve social justice
*Apply the lessons of critical theoretical and methodological lenses such as post-colonial theory, feminism, critical race theory, queer theory, disability studies, and ecocriticism, to advance community engagement pedagogies and practices.

Call for Proposals for “CENTERING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT”

Holiday Shipping Deadlines and Info

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 (TODAY)
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.

Late Night Breakfast Monday, December 16

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

A reminder and an invitation to all current Augsburg students that there will be late night breakfast on Monday 12/16 from 9:30 pm – 10:45 pm in the cafeteria. This well attended event sponsored by Aviands is open to all current Augsburg students regardless of whether you are on the meal plan. Please bring your current Augsburg student ID for admittance.

Auggie Doggies – End of Semester Visits

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Our furry four legged friend from Paws for Learning will be on campus just a few more times this semester. Here are those times: Friday 12/13 10:30 – 11:30 am in Christensen Center Lobby. Monday 12/16 10:30 – 11:30 Center for Wellness and Counseling office as well as the Skyway Level of Lindell Library near the Gage Center. They will also be here one last time on Tuesday 12/17 time to be determined. So if you need a little stress relief before or after finals, stop by and visit with our friends and thank them for the awesome work they do every week in the CWC office on Auggie Doggie Mondays. Enjoy and good luck with the end of the semester.

Managing Your Grant Budget: Thursday, December 12 (3:30 p.m., Lindell 301)

submitted by causey@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.

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, 1:30pm-3pm
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2pm-5:30pm

LGBTQIA+ Scholarship Fundraiser

submitted by poessnec@augsburg.edu

LGBTQIA+ Student Services is selling ‘Dismantle the [Cis]tem’ t-shirts to raise funds for LGBTQIA+ student scholarships. We guarantee them to be conversation starters during the holidays 🙂

Shirts are $15 each.

Funds raised will be set aside for $500 scholarships, awarded during Lavender Celebration in April. Funds made over $500 will be rolled over for Lavender Celebrations to come.

We also have a small handful of pre-selected sizes and colors for sale over the next two weeks in Christensen Center – be on the lookout to snag yours.

Donations can also be made at:
https://advancement.augsburg.edu/donations/general-donation
*Be sure to denote ‘other’ in the designation, and list LGBTQIA+ Student Services*

Any questions can be directed to Max at poessnec@augsburg.edu

Online T-shirt Order Form

Singing Opportunity for December 12 Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 12th, in Hoversten Chapel at our regular Thursday chapel time (11:30-11:50am). We are delighted to highlight this traditional Latin American holiday – a collaboration between Campus Ministry and Latinx Student Services and Director Ruby Murillo. We will be singing a traditional song, Desde el Cielo “La Guadalupana”, and would love to have community members join to help sing or play an instrument (such as guitar, tambourine, trumpet.) If you would like the sheet music, please stop by the campus ministry office, 104 Foss.

Here’s a link to a recording of the song if you prefer to learn it by listening:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_forms&hsimp=yhs-pty_forms&hspart=pty&p=desde+el+cielo+la+guadalupana#id=2&vid=0cc18481c8b3f942d19dd8d0eb6428f5&action=view

Brief rehearsals will be held as follows in Hoversten Chapel:

Wednesday Dec 11, 11-11:15am
Thursday Dec 12, 11-11:15am

http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry

Volunteer at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion. March 10-12, 2020

submitted by monsonaa@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is continuing to accept volunteer application to our 2020 international conference! The success of our event each year is dependent on the gracious support of many, including nearly 150 volunteers over the course of the three-day gathering.

Several roles and schedule options are available. This is a great way to attend all or part of the Forum at no cost, and to support this incredible new program of Augsburg University!

For more information, follow the link below.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Volunteer Opportunities

Study Abroad Office Assistant: Now Hiring

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Study Abroad & Away office is currently hiring for the spring 2020 semester and next school year. This position would be great experience to help build your resume and also another way to get more involved on campus.

Great candidates for the role:
are work study eligible and/or are international students
are interested in long term work – ideally all next year
have strong organizational skills and are attentive to detail
are interested in sharing cross-cultural experiences with other students

Job description is below

CGEE is the Study Abroad/Away office at Augsburg University. We are hiring a student to work 9-10 hours per week.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

– Maintenance of study abroad & away online application system: data entry, recording of student advising attendance, digital imaging and uploading of documents, updating program listings

– Manage/triage email account, follow up on applications and inquiries

– General office duties including copying and packet making

– Library upkeep: update materials and maintain order and cleanliness

– Assist in preparing spreadsheets with financial information noted accurately, including study abroad cost estimates and student account clearance management

– Special projects as assigned

Requirements:
Detail oriented
Highly organized
Interest in understanding about cultural difference
Self starter and self-directed
High customer service orientation
Friendly and able to relate well to a wide variety of students in multiple settings
Clear written and verbal communicator
Strong public speaking skills
Familiar with a range of social media platforms
Skilled in use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint?etc

Apply TODAY

Donna McLean’s Retirement Party: Thursday, December 12 from 3 to 6 p.m., Foss Center

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

After 34 years, four positions, seven fundraising campaigns, 12 office moves and thousands of conversations with alumni, parents, and friends, Donna McLean has decided to retire from her work at Augsburg. Her last day will be December 20. Her time at Augsburg will be celebrated with a reception on December 12 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (program at 4 p.m.) in the Arnold Atrium, Foss Center. All are welcome to attend.

See the full announcement here

Anne Lynch Retires

submitted by mcgillik@augsburg.edu

It is with mixed emotions that I let you know that Anne Lynch will be retiring at the end of this fall semester. While I’m excited for Anne to have time to pursue new adventures, we at Augsburg will deeply miss her. Anne has served as a disability specialist in the CLASS office for over twenty years. Throughout her career here, she has provided access and support for countless students. Additionally, Anne has trained and mentored numbers of disability specialists who now work in disability resource offices across the country. Over the years, faculty and administrators have counted on Anne to provide effective consultation on how to best address concerns regarding their students with disabilities. Anne has tirelessly offered her expertise, her patience, and her empathic listening ear. She has loved our students and our institution well. Anne prefers not to have a formal send-off, but please join me in wishing her all the besting this next leg of her journey.

Spring break study abroad with a friend – get $500 off the program fee

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying abroad on Spring break?

SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND AND YOU’LL EACH GET $500 OFF THE PROGRAM COST

Study in Guatemala: apply by December 16

Human Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala
March 14-22, 2020
Choose one 4-credit course: SPA 495, CCS 495, or POL 459
Fulfills Augsburg Experience
program fee: $3,825

Click here to learn more about how to sign up with a friend!

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by December 16

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break! Apply by Dec 16

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 DECEMBER 16***

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 more info and to apply!

Two weeks in Greece – study abroad in 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 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

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!

2020 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program – applications due January 20

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2020 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2020 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:

-Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
-Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

2020 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter

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.

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

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!

Scholastic Connections Scholarship

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

Scholastic Connections is a scholarship program for high-achieving undergraduate students of color at Augsburg University. It is designed to assist students succeed in completing their undergraduate degree and prepare them to be engaged, successful citizens of the world on graduation by facilitating career development and planning.

There are three pillars that support the Scholastic Connections goal: self-development, community development, and post-undergraduate development.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
First-Time Applicants Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg by January 10th, 2020
-Must have at least 1 full academic year of their education remaining
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2020-2021
-Meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.
-Complete application

Previous Recipients Renewal Criteria:
-Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university which includes maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Have an updated academic/graduation plan
-Complete application

If selected, you are required to:
-Attend the group meetings (6-8 per academic year)
-Attend 1:1s with the Scholastic Connections coordinator (at least once per semester)
-Attend the MSS Scholarship Dinner (tentatively on Tuesday, November 10, 2020)
-Attend the end-of-year gathering at the Augsburg House

DACA and undocumented students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply.
Promise, Presidential and ActSix Scholarship recipients and International Students (F-1 and J-1) are not eligible for this award.

Application period: Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 10, 2020

https://forms.gle/1ewHKFaSonv1sbuc9

Multicultural Student Services Scholarships

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

The Multicultural Student Services Scholarships (including ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship and M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship) recognize returning underrepresented undergraduate students in the Day program. Students who are eligible and awarded will receive a $2,500 annual, renewable award. These scholarships are for returning students of American Indian/Latinx/Pan-Afrikan/Pan-Asian descent and/or a student who has participated, demonstrated record of and/or potential for leadership and awareness within the communities mentioned above.

Scholarship: $2,500 per academic year, renewable

First-Time Applicants Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg by January 10th, 2020
-Must have at least 1 full academic year of their education remaining
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2020-2021
-Meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.

Previous Recipients Renewal Criteria:
-Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university which includes maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application

Questions/Concerns? Contact Mai Xee Vang at vangmm3@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1663 or stop by Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center

Application period: Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 10, 2020

https://forms.gle/8dYYQqEAttxXLPDD7

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad!
The Boren Scholarship program is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences, including their Flagship Language Initiative programs and others. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and will work with all applicants to select the program, develop budgets and write the application essays.
Scholarship amounts:
Up to $20,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $10,000 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested, here are your next steps:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Stop by our Joint Office Hours on Thursday, Dec 12 from 1-3pm in Andrea Dvorak’s office in Oyate Commons (lower level of Christensen) to get advising from URGO staff on the scholarship application/essays and Study Abroad staff on program options.
• If you can’t attend office hours, let us know your interest by contacting Solveig Mebust (mebusts@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 21: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Applications available for URGO Summer Research Program

The URGO Summer Research Program is an on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
• 200 or 400 hours
• Program runs May 14-July 29, 2020
• Full-time = $4,400 plus housing stipend
• Half-time = $2,200 plus housing stipend
• Design project with a faculty mentor
• Seminars and Speaker Series for support and professional development
• Final written product and oral presentation
There is also the option to be a Research Assistant at 100 hours for the summer (stipend of $1,100), in which undergraduates assist faculty with research tasks.
Applications can be found at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/. Send an email to urgo@augsburg.edu to make an appointment with URGO staff and get advising on the application process!

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 make an appointment with URGO staff by contacting urgo@augsburg.edu.

Writing Center Fall 2019 Holiday Schedule

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open for Face-to-Face and Online tutoring through December 12th.

The Online Writing Center will be closed for the semester after December 12th.

Exam Week Schedule (December 15th-19th) for Face-to-Face Tutoring:
• Sunday 2-6pm
• Monday 2-6pm
• Tuesday 2-6 pm
• Wednesday 2-6pm
• Thursday 2-6pm
• Friday CLOSED

The Face-to-Face Writing Center will be closed for the semester starting on December 20th.

Pan-Asian World’s Finest Chocolate Sell

submitted by yangmm4@augsburg.edu

Pan Asian Student Services are selling World’s Finest Chocolate to fundraise for Spring Break Trip!

We are still selling chocolate bars!

If you are interested in buying chocolate bars, it will be located in the Oyate Commons. However there are student with boxes as well. Thank you for your support! They’re ONLY $1 !!!!!!!!!!

We are selling until we’re out, so HURRY!!!

Interfaith Dinner and Dialogue: Stories of the Prophets

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Join the 2019-2020 Interfaith Scholars Cohort for Interfaith Dinner and Dialogue: Stories of the Prophets. On December 12th at 6:30pm, we will be hosting an event with a goal of exploring the stories of the three Abrahamic religions’ Prophets. The event will be held at Augsburg University in Old Main, room 105. This event is one in a series of monthly events over the course of the year that aims to facilitate interfaith dialogue around a variety of topics. The purpose of this event is to explore the intersections of the prophets stories among different faith traditions. We would love to invite you as a listener and participant. Please spread the word to anyone else you think might be interested! Dinner will be provided.

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Still looking for a gift for this holiday season? Get a Love Your Melon hat with the Auggie logo on it for you or for someone else, or both!

We have two options, a beanie ($35) or a cuff hat with a pom ($45). We can also mail hats to you, if needed, for a $5 shipping fee per hat. We accept cash, check or card. All LYM hat sales support the women’s hockey team and the wonderful LYM mission. BUY BEANIES, FIGHT CANCER.

Email holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions and to order your LYM hat.

LYM Flyer

Description: StudentJob: Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

submitted by ruckels@augsburg.edu

The Admissionss Office is looking for detail-oriented andadaptable student worker to provide administrative support for the Office ofAdmissions by supporting the daily functions of the Operations team. Pleasereview the full job description and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus StudentJobs’

2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account

3. Search Jobs

4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs

5. Apply for the: Operation Specialist Assistant position

6. Submit the Operation Specialist Assistant Form(https://forms.gle/1RZN6Jy7soFnkoTk9) to help us get to know you better.

https://forms.gle/1RZN6Jy7soFnkoTk9

Faculty: Submit an article for “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement”

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Faculty:

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is accepting submissions for their special issue “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement.”

The issue will highlight how scholars have centered social justice when designing and implementing service-learning opportunities or producing and applying engaged scholarship.

The editors invite abstracts for submissions from educators and researchers from all fields and disciplines that:

*Report research on the challenges, motivations, and experiences of practicing community engagement
*Explore the often-overlooked contributions to the field of community engaged-scholarship by educators, researchers, practitioners, community partners, and community members from historically marginalized backgrounds
*Evaluate methodologies for the practice and research of engagement based on their ability to achieve social justice
*Apply the lessons of critical theoretical and methodological lenses such as post-colonial theory, feminism, critical race theory, queer theory, disability studies, and ecocriticism, to advance community engagement pedagogies and practices.

Call for Proposals for “CENTERING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT”

Nominate a student for the Newman Civic Fellowship

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Newman Civic Fellows:
*Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
*Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
*Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The yearlong program, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening.

Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to nominate a student to be considered for Augsburg’s 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellow (self-nominations accepted). The nominee must have at least one full year of their education remaining, such that they will be enrolled in higher education for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year.

Nominations will close on January 20, 2020.

Nomination Form for 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship

Sophomores: $16,000 Phillips Scholarship Mini-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, and receive a total of $16,000 in scholarship.

A preliminary mini-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 Required Mini-Application Due January 10

Return Your Rental Books to the Bookstore

submitted by millerch@augsburg.edu

End of term is quickly approaching and that means that your rental books need to be brought back to the Bookstore! Don’t let late fees ruin your holiday, get your books back to us today! Can’t make it in? Use the FREE UPS label provided at the link below https://augsburg.bncollege.com/shop/augsburg/page/rental-book-return

Additional Session – Use your tuition benefit to study leadership

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

Last week we hosted the information session below. Given the strong interest in this topic and the fact that some people could not attend, we have scheduled another session for next week — Tuesday December 17 at noon in the Cedar Room.

If you wanted to attend, but couldn’t, or you attended last week and would like to explore this further, please sign up. As before, lunch is on us. Just go through the line in Christensen, tell them you are with MAL, and bring your food to the Cedar Room. So we know who is coming (space in the Cedar Room is limited) please use the link below to register.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Tuchtenhagen, Alan <tuchten@augsburg.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 11:37 AM
Subject: Use your employee tuition benefit to study leadership

Augsburg Colleagues –

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
• 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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XcORAxUYq0fhA-3-UUHZT_W2y0cJGLwnxcJc7Gm_En4/edit

EDTalk TODAY

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Make sure to grab a seat in Hagfors 151 by 3:20 pm this afternoon to enjoy the December EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright.

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

Clinical Psych: CBT and Underserved Populations TODAY

submitted by kile@augsburg.edu

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approaches for Underserved Populations
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches have typically been developed and implemented with middle class white populations. On Wednesday, December 11th, from 11AM to Noon at Sverdrup Hall Room 204, graduate students from Augsburg’s PsyD Clinical Psychology program will present posters summarizing research literature on modifying CBT interventions for individuals from four different underserved or nondominant populations–Muslim, Native American, lower socioeconomic status, and prison inmates. Please join us in exploring their findings. Light refreshments will be provided.

Ally Training 1

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

This workshop provides participants with the tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. Additionally, this workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ students, and practice skill-building scenarios. Finally, this workshop will help faculty and staff to develop and grow their inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality while creating and maintaining Augsburg spaces that affirm the wholeness of identities. Please Note: Those who attend Ally Training I will receive an ally placard that they may place on a visible surface near their Augsburg work area.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.

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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

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!

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.