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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.

General Announcements

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!

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!

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.

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

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!

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!

Event Announcements

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

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