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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

General Announcements

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

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

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!

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

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 Announcements

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.

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

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