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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

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!

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

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!

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

Scholastic Connections Scholarship

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://forms.gle/1ewHKFaSonv1sbuc9

Multicultural Student Services Scholarships

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

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

Scholarship: $2,500 per academic year, renewable

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

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

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

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

https://forms.gle/8dYYQqEAttxXLPDD7

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.

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!

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.

Event Announcements

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!

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