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Fall 2019 Writing Center 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

The Face-to-Face Writing Center will be closed for the semester starting on December 19th.

https://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Wednesday: EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers Fulbright

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Remember to arrive early for Wednesday’s faculty meeting and grab a seat in Hagfors 151 by 3:20 pm to hear Biology Professor Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright’s talk, “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

ICD Grants Panel Presentation in January

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

Clinical Psych: CBT and Underserved Populations Dec. 11

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.

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.

General Announcements

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!

Anne Lynch is Retiring

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.

Student Assistant Enrollment Counselors: Now Hiring

submitted by ekstromb@augsburg.edu

Student Financial Services is seeking to hire 1-2 student employees as soon as possible for the Spring 2019 Semester.

Availability Requirements:
*Must be available to work Mondays, Thursday afternoons, and/or Friday mornings during Spring Semester.
*Must be available for training 6-12 hrs per week during last 2 weeks of winter break. Training hours are paid.

For more information and to submit an application, please apply online in Handshake for the “Student Assistant Enrollment Counselor 2019-2020” position: https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/recommendation_collections/199

Please submit a resume and optional cover letter within the application.

Any questions, please email studentfinances@augsburg.edu

Beware of Toner Phoners

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

There are several unscrupulous businesses out there who attempt to sell you outrageously priced toner over the phone. We have already gotten a call from someone (mis)representing themselves as our printer vendor – Marco, and referencing our fleet of Sharp copiers.

They may start with asking you what is the model or ID# of the copier near your desk. They may say they have extra stock of the toner you need or the price is due to increase. They may offer to ship you a toner on trial. Regardless of what they say, DO NOT give them any information. All you need to know is that you get toner for your copier or printer by either calling the Copy Center at extension x1054 or emailing at copyctr@augsburg.edu.

You will NEVER need to purchase toner for machines in your area.

A quick way to ditch these “toner phoners” is to tell them you would like to transfer them to the person in the organization who purchases toner – they will hang up before you can transfer them!

Holiday Shipping Deadlines and Information

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Deadline for application: Monday, January 20, 2020.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the 2020 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

2020 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter

Managing Your Grant Budget – Dec. 12, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

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.

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!

Event Announcements

Augsburg’s Historic Campuses: Sesquicentennial Brown Bag Talk

submitted by anderso3@augsburg.edu

Near the historic Dakota route between Bdote and Owamni, Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus sits in the heart of Cedar-Riverside. Full of buildings from many eras, today we see only some of Augsburg’s historic layers. Want to visit Lost Augsburg? Come to Wednesday’s Sesquicentennial Brown Bag talk at noon in the Marshall Room.

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by December 16

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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!

Attend A Study Abroad & Away Info Session

submitted by stoddard@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!

Donna McLean’s Retirement Party: Dec. 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 4:15) in the Arnold Atrium, Foss Center. All are welcome to attend.

See the full announcement here

Singing opportunity for Virgin of Guadalupe Day – December 12

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:

1) Tuesday, Dec 10, 3:45-4pm
2) Wednesday Dec 11, 11-11:15am
3) Thursday Dec 12, 11-11:15am

http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry

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

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