Moodle 101 – The Social Version, for faculty (January 8)

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

If the online Moodle 101 course has seemed daunting or you simply haven’t found the time or motivation to go through the course on your own, this event provides the option to go through the online course in a social setting with an Academic LFC guiding the session. If you have one, bring a laptop, tablet, or smart phone to answer the quiz questions.

Please answer the questions to register for the session.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Oren Gateway Center 103

Register for Moodle 101 (the social version)

Inclusive Remote Work: Getting It Right

submitted by lopezfr@augsburg.edu

When: January 16, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Veronika Hucke, D&I Strategy and Solutions | Lisa Kepinski, Inclusion Institute
Cost: Free

Globally, more than half of companies allow some form of remote work and, in the U.S., it is already a commonplace reality. Remote work can positively impact how we all do work, providing benefits to the employee, the organization and society. Having access to great technology tools and solutions is a vital part of enabling this way of working now and into the future. Yet, equally as important is the experience of being a remote worker and addressing the challenges associated with creating a strong sense of belonging and inclusion in the virtual workplace.

This webinar will share insights from a recent global research study on inclusive remote work and will offer practical tips for what works. Additionally, a case study from Citrix outlining how they have created an inclusive environment for distributed teams to heighten engagement, inclusion, belonging, retention and productivity will be shared during the webinar.

Register Here

Sad news about a faculty emeritus colleague

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I am writing to share the sad news that Dr. Richard C. Nelson, former professor and chair of Augsburg’s department of history, passed away on Sunday, December 22nd.

Rick received the BA from the University of Nebraska, and the MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota. He began teaching at Augsburg in 1967, earned tenure and promotion to associate professor in 1977, and was promoted to professor in 1986. Rick retired from Augsburg in 2000 and was awarded faculty emeritus status.

Rick was a prominent faculty leader who – in addition to other significant contributions – served as president of the Faculty Senate. He was a classical scholar, with research interests focused on ancient Assyria and Sumeria. His expertise in ancient history shaped the experience of successive generations of students.

Together with English professor Dave Wood, Rick co-authored The Anderson Chronicles: An Intimate Portrait of Augsburg College, 1963-1997, which continued the work of Carl Chrislock’s From Fjord to Freeway: 100 years, Augsburg College.

Rick was a long-time member of what became known as The Seminar — a group of colleagues, across many disciplines (Biology, Physics, English, History, Art, Sociology, Music, and more) who met locally every Friday for over fifty years, where close bonds were developed and families became tied closely together.

A memorial service will be held in Rick’s home town of Beatrice, Nebraska on January 4, 2020. A full obituary with additional details is posted online.

Karen Kaivola

A full obituary with additional details is posted online.

Moodle 101 — The Social Version, for faculty (January 8)

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

If the online Moodle 101 course has seemed daunting or you simply haven’t found the time or motivation to go through the course on your own, this event provides the option to go through the online course in a social setting with an Academic LFC guiding the session. If you have one, bring a laptop, tablet, or smart phone to answer the quiz questions.

Please register!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
12:30-1:30 p.m.
OGC 103

Register for Moodle 101 (the social version)

Fitness Center and Weight Room Holiday Hours

submitted by connell@augsburg.edu

FITNESS CENTER AND WEIGHTROOM HOURS HOLIDAY HOURS

Thursday, Dec. 26 6am – 10pm
Friday, Dec. 27 6am – 10pm
Saturday, Dec. 28 8am – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 29 8am – 6pm
Monday, Dec. 30 6am – 10pm
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2 6am – 10pm Regular Hours Resume

No Open Augsburg Use in the gym, rink or dome over break.

Moodle 101 – The Social Version, for faculty (January 8)

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

If the online Moodle 101 course has seemed daunting or you simply haven’t found the time or motivation to go through the course on your own, this event provides the option to go through the online course in a social setting with an Academic LFC guiding the session. If you have one, bring a laptop, tablet, or smart phone to answer the quiz questions.

Please register!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
12:30-1:30 p.m.
OGC 103

Register for Moodle 101 (the social version)

Central Services Holiday Hours

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Shipping/Receiving and the Copy Center will be open as follows over the Holiday:

Dec 26th 9 am-3 pm
Dec 27th 9 am-3 pm

Dec 30th 9 am-3 pm
Dec 31st Closed
Jan 1st Closed
Jan 2nd 9 am-3 pm
Jan 3rd 9 am-3 pm

Jan 6th-10th 8 am – 4:30 pm

If no one in your office will be here please let us know so we do not attempt to deliver mail/packages in vain. Either email mailship@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1750.

Central Services Holiday Hours

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Shipping/Receiving and the Copy Center will be open as follows over the Holiday:

Dec 23rd 9 am-3 pm
Dec 24th Closed
Dec 25th Closed
Dec 26th 9 am-3 pm
Dec 27th 9 am-3 pm

Dec 30th 9 am-3 pm
Dec 31st Closed
Jan 1st Closed
Jan 2nd 9 am-3 pm
Jan 3rd 9 am-3 pm

Jan 6th-10th 8 am – 4:30 pm

If no one in your office will be here please let us know so we do not attempt to deliver mail/packages in vain. Either email mailship@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1750.

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

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

Staff Senate News

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

CONGRATULATIONS to this semester’s Auggie Pride Award winners: Eric Rolland, Michael Fetting, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Elizabeth Kästner, and Briana Alamilla. These colleagues were nominated by co-workers and recognized for their work making a significant contribution to a department, a division, or to University-wide goals.You can nominate a colleague for recognition! Visit the Staff Senate webpage and fill out the nomination form: http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/

HOLIDAY TIPS FROM DPS: Check out DPS’ holiday safety tips on their blog https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/2019/12/18/holiday-safety-tips-from-dps/

ELECTIONS: Staff Senate will soon be holding elections for an open seat. Keep your eyes open for the election form after the start of the new year!

Staff Senate Website

Overnight Hosts Needed

submitted by heinj@augsburg.edu

Do you live on campus?? Are you passionate about Augsburg?? Admissions needs your help! We are looking for students to help out with our upcoming overnight events on Jan. 30th and March 5th! If you are interested in hosting a prospective student in your dorm room for a night, please email Jack Hein (heinj@augsburg.edu) for more information. STUDENTS WILL BE COMPENSATED FOR THEIR TIME!

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 12-30, 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!

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 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 & 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!

Travel to Taos, NM for Augsburg Experience

submitted by swindall@augsburg.edu

Join us for Alternative Spring Break, a service-learning trip that will partner with Habitat for Humanity to build and renovate homes in order to provide affordable housing for low-income families in Taos, New Mexico. The experience will explore the complexities of immigration in the United States while working alongside other students to serve a community in need.

Trip dates: March 14-21
Cost of the trip is $250 ($100 deposit upon registration to be brought to Janice Dames in the Campus Ministry office in Foss)
Registration opens Monday, January 6th. Please email Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres at lindayre@augsburg.edu for more information.

Alternative Spring Break

Central Services Holiday Hours

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Shipping/Receiving and the Copy Center will be open as follows over the Holiday:

Dec 23rd 9 am-3 pm
Dec 24th Closed
Dec 25th Closed
Dec 26th 9 am-3 pm
Dec 27th 9 am-3 pm

Dec 30th 9 am-3 pm
Dec 31st Closed
Jan 1st Closed
Jan 2nd 9 am-3 pm
Jan 3rd 9 am-3 pm

Jan 6th-10th 8 am – 4:30 pm

If no one in your office will be here please let us know so we do not attempt to deliver mail/packages in vain. Either email mailship@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1750.

Business Office Holiday Hours

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

The Business Office will be closed on Monday, December 23rd and Monday December 30th but will be open our normal business hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm December 26th and 27th and January 2nd and 3rd.

If you have a check or cash request for those weeks, please request a week prior to the date needed.

During the closure if you have an immediate question please contact the following individuals:

Cash requests, fund balances, or accounts payable – Carole Kampf at kampf@augsburg.edu.

P-cards – Doug Rosenberg at rosenbe2@augsburg.edu.

Wire or ACH transfers – Fola Tiamiyu at tiamiyuf@augsburg.edu.

Accounting or other questions – Gerri Stepanek at stepanek@augsburg.edu.

Happy Holidays!

Shipping Deadlines for Christmas

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As the holidays continue to approach you may want to send friends & family gifts or receive packages. It’s not too late (though may be a little expensive)! 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.

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

UPS Ground : Dec 12 (PASSED)
UPS 3 Day: Dec 19 (PASSED)
UPS 2 Day: Dec 20 (TODAY)
UPS Next Day: Dec 23

FedEx Ground/Home: Dec 15 (PASSED)
FedEx Express Saver: Dec 19 (PASSED)
FedEx 2 Day: Dec 20 (TODAY)
FedEx Overnight: Dec 23

USPS 1st Class Mail: Dec 20 (TODAY)
USPS Priority: Dec 21

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.

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

Staff Senate News

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

CONGRATULATIONS to this semester’s Auggie Pride Award winners: Eric Rolland, Michael Fetting, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Elizabeth Kästner, and Briana Alamilla. These colleagues were nominated by co-workers and recognized for their work making a significant contribution to a department, a division, or to University-wide goals.You can nominate a colleague for recognition! Visit the Staff Senate webpage and fill out the nomination form: http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/

FACILITIES UPDATES: Did you know that Facilities provides regular updates about campus buildings and facilities projects on their website? Check out inside.augsburg.edu/facilities for more information

WEATHER CLOSURES: If there are campus cancellations or closures due to winter weather, there will be updates provided online on the DPS web page and on this Google document
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W-nowzjjWyxjY8omfQpZaXnQ0pxJJqqp5c9_xtr-O78/edit

ELECTIONS: Staff Senate will soon be holding elections for an open seat. Keep your eyes open for the election form after the start of the new year!

Visit the Staff Senate web page

2020 brings student pronouns to moodle

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We’re excited to let everyone know that student pronouns will begin to be displayed in moodle after the break. They will be displayed:
– On your login page next to your name and photo
– In the class roster
– In the gradebook
– In discussion board postings

Remember that you can select your pronouns in Records and Registration on the Student Information page. You may also select that you do not wish to define your pronouns (essentially opting out).

Moodle will update pronouns every night.

$16,000 Phillips Scholarship Application Closes January 10

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

SOPHOMORES: 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.

Phillips Scholarship Required Mini-Application Due January 10

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

TOMORROW The Theory and Practice of Code-Shifting: Fostering Equitable Intercultural Communities

submitted by lopezfr@augsburg.edu

When: December 19, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Emily Clawson, Peace Corps | D’Lynn Jacobs, Peace Corps Vanuatu
Cost: Free
Note: This webinar was originally scheduled fro December 12, 2019, but it has been update and rescheduled to December 19, 2019. The date of this webinar is December 19, 2019
This webinar will detail the United States Peace Corps’ journey and approach to fostering working environments abroad in which both host country and U.S. staff can bring their full cultural selves to work.

The following questions will be explored:

– How does a U.S.-based organization adapt to host-country cultural norms and office practices?
-How much does the U.S. leadership shift to be effective and appropriate in their interactions and engagement with local staff and communities?
-How much and in what ways are host-country national staff expected to shift to work according to U.S. cultural norms?

Register Here

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.

Dr. Lauren Causey earns research administrator certification

submitted by petersj4@augsburg.edu

Dr. Lauren Causey, Manager of Sponsored Research, is now a Certified Research Administrator (CRA). 

The CRA exam is administered by the Research Administrators Certification Council. Earning this credential is an important indicator that Lauren possesses the range of knowledge needed to oversee the entire life cycle of a federal sponsored program, from pre-award research and proposal development to award negotiation and budget management. 

Lauren joined the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs in November of 2018 where she oversees faculty research and federal grant submissions (e.g. National Science Foundation & National Institutes of Health). Prior to joining Augsburg, she was Senior Evaluation and Research Associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Lauren holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. 

Please join me in congratulating Lauren for this remarkable achievement!

2020 brings student pronouns to moodle

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We’re excited to let everyone know that student pronouns will begin to be displayed in moodle after the break. They will be displayed:
– On your login page next to your name and photo
– In the class roster
– In the gradebook
– In discussion board postings

Remember that you can select your pronouns in Records and Registration on the Student Information page.

Moodle will update pronouns every night.

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

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!

Attend A Study Abroad & 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!

Business Office Holiday Hours

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

The Business Office will be closed on Monday, December 23rd and Monday December 30th but will be open our normal business hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm December 26th and 27th and January 2nd and 3rd.

If you have a check or cash request for those weeks, please request a week prior to the date needed.

During the closure if you have an immediate question please contact the following individuals:

Cash requests, fund balances, or accounts payable – Carole Kamp at kampf@augsburg.edu.

P-cards – Doug Rosenberg at rosenbe2@augsburg.edu.

Wire or ACH transfers – Fola Tiamiyu at tiamiyuf@augsburg.edu.

Accounting or other questions – Gerri Stepanek at stepanek@augsburg.edu.

Happy Holidays!

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

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

submitted by dores@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

Two weeks in Greece – study abroad in May 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.

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 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 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

TODAY Study and Snack Break with Study Abroad: Amsterdam Edition

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a study break and learn about study abroad in Amsterdam!

Tuesday, December 17
10am-1pm
Christensen Center Lobby

We will have coffee, snacks, and information about the May 2020 study abroad program to Amsterdam. This 6-credit course in May is open to all students (even seniors!), and is a great way to earn credits, fulfill Augsburg Experience, and many students even qualify for financial aid to help offset the cost of participation. Visit the table to learn more, or just grab a little pick-me-up during your finals week!

Good luck on finals!

Learn more about the Amsterdam program

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

Final Fall Auggie Doggie Day – Tuesday

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Merlin and our friends from Paws for Learning will be in the CWC office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall) one final time this semester on Tuesday 12/17/19 from 11 – 12:00 pm. Please feel free to stop by before or after your final for a little stress relief. They will be back spring semester after classes start. Good luck.

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

Scholarship, ICD, and Internationalization Grant Applications Are Open

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, make sure to check out the CTL page linked below to read all about the grants you can apply for. Details for each are available in the call for proposals. There are also frequently asked questions, as well samples of successful grant applications. The forms are currently available and are accepting applications until Monday, February 17 at Noon.

CTL Grants

Tech Tip Tuesday: Pre-plan for a snow day

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Weather and other emergencies that cancel class can disrupt the teaching plan you originally devised in your syllabus. Fortunately, Augsburg has a number of e-learning tools that allow you to transform your in-class lesson(s) into an online (asynchronous) equivalent. As you ready your classes for next semester, why not create a snow-day lesson plan ahead of time that you can quickly put into action should need be? Check out the link below for suggestions about how to re-imagine a lesson plan with relatively short notice so you won’t have to reorganize to catch up.

http://go.augsburg.edu/noclass

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

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?ref=copy-link_social_desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_campaign=desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_content=augsburglgbtqia&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link&side=front&type=1&zoom=false

Final deadline TODAY: Spring break study abroad in Guatemala

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!

Business/Econ Study abroad in Greece – May 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.

Get more info and apply online!

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

TOMORROW Study and Snack break with Study Abroad: Amsterdam edition

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a study break and learn about study abroad in Amsterdam!

Tuesday, December 17
10am-1pm
Christensen Center Lobby

We will have coffee, snacks, and information about the May 2020 study abroad program to Amsterdam. This 6-credit course in May is open to all students (even seniors!), and is a great way to earn credits, fulfill Augsburg Experience, and many students even qualify for financial aid to help offset the cost of participation. Visit the table to learn more, or just grab a little pick-me-up during your finals week!

Good luck on finals!

Learn more about the Amsterdam program

Late Night Breakfast TONIGHT

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Don’t forget late night breakfast TONIGHT!! A reminder and an invitation to all current Augsburg students that late night breakfast will be served TONIGHT 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 and finals week

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

It’s finals week and we can all use a little stress buster so why not start the week off by visiting with our four legged furry dog friends from Paws for Learning. Today from 10:30 – 11:30 am Paws for Learning is in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. In addition, our furry friends will be on the Skyway level of Lindell Library (by the Gage Center). Plan to stop by and get a little stress relief. Merlin will be in the CWC office one final time this semester on Tuesday 12/17 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Any questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Business Office Holiday Hours

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

The Business Office will be closed on Monday, December 23rd and Monday December 30th but will be open our normal business hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm December 26th and 27th and January 2nd and 3rd.

If you have a check or cash request for those weeks, please request a week prior to the date needed.

During the closure if you have an immediate question please contact the following individuals:

Cash requests, fund balances, or accounts payable – Carole Kamp at kampf@augsburg.edu.
P-cards – Doug Rosenberg at rosenbe2@augsburg.edu.
Wire or ACH transfers – Fola Tiamiyu at tiamiyuf@augsburg.edu.
Accounting or other questions – Gerri Stepanek at stepanek@augsburg.edu.

Happy Holidays!

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.

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

Event Reminders During the Holiday Season

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

As we enter into this Holiday Season, we want to remind everyone of a few key policies to keep events on campus safe and enjoyable to all! Events and meetings that have 25 or more attendees are required to use A’viands, our exclusive caterer, for all catering and food/beverage needs. All food and beverage catered through A’viands must stay at the location of the event. Leftovers cannot be removed according to state law. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at your upcoming events!

ICD Grants Panel Presentation

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

All faculty, and particularly those interested in applying for the ICD Grant Proposal in 2020, are invited to hear from the 2019 ICD Grant awardees about the goals, process, and initial results of their course redesign projects.

Thursday, January 16 | ICD Grants 2019 Panel Presentation | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Marshall Room

Center for Teaching and Learning

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!