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Hurry Up, Peace Scholar Application Deadline is February 1

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in being a Peace Scholar in 2020/21? With a seven-week stay in Norway?

Augsburg sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in peace and justice issues are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Peace Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join the group of 14 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway, at the International Summer Schools and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in June and July 2020.

Peace Scholars have high academic achievements, interest in international & global issues, openness to explore new ideas, and experience with civil engagement. This program allows scholars to learn, grow, and experience in areas related to peace and current global issues in a Norwegian context.

Program cost and room & board in Norway is covered, and students pay for travel cost and personal spendings.

Kristy Ornelas (ornelask@augsburg.edu) and Natalie Zavoral (zavoraln@augsburg.edu)) spent their summer as Peace Scholars in Norway last year, and any questions you may have can be directed to them via email.

You can also connect with our CGEE office for additional information (x1159 or globaled@augsburg.edu).

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

Apply Here

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

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.

Feedback on General Education Learning Outcomes

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The directors of General Education and Assessment are requesting your feedback on the set of proposed General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs). The link below will take you to a survey outlining the context for this effort and the importance of identifying learning outcomes following our recent HLC accreditation review. A draft version of the learning outcomes is provided with an opportunity to share your thoughts on the direction of this critical work.

General Education Learning Outcomes Survey

Teaching Tip Tuesday: 4 Ways Faculty Can Be Allies for College Student Mental Health

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Read the linked article for suggestions on supporting the mental health needs of your students. Look for more resources at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/teaching-tips-and-resources/.

Teaching Tip Tuesdays are posted on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Look for Tech Tips on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Continue to check out the CTL page regularly for a number of useful items and programming updates.

4 Ways Faculty Can Be Allies for College Student Mental Health

General Announcements

Campus Cupboard/Share Shop Hours

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Welcome back to campus and Spring semester 2020!
Need a water kettle, vegetables, air mattress, pasta, clothes??
Come to Campus Cupboard/Share Shop in Science Building 8!

We’re currently making efforts to be open as often as possible M-F. Current hours are as follows:
Mo: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tu: 10:00am-5:00pm
W: 10:00am-5:00pm
Th: 10:00am-1:30pm, 2:00p-5:00pm
Fr: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Please make note of these regular hours. Changes will be posted when needed.
Have questions or concerns?
Contact saboorgs@augsburg.edu

Visit our Campus Cupboard page

Registration Open: MN Private College Job and Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you are looking for an internship or graduating in the spring, you should attend the Minnesota’s Private Colleges annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Thursday, February 27th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

It is NOT to early to start researching the employers that are registered. Visit the
http://mnpcfair.org/ to learn more about the fair.

Attend a Prep Session
Register on Handshake!
*In person: Job Fair Prep Sessions are listed on Handshake in Events.
*Moodle Community Online Prep Session– find the link on the fair handshake invite page

WHY ATTEND THE FAIR?
*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 275 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

REGISTER & LEARN MORE ON HANDSHAKE

REGISTER & LEARN MORE ON HANDSHAKE

Applications Due Friday: Study abroad in the Netherlands in May 2020

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

LIVING GREEN IN AMSTERDAM, Study Abroad May 7-22, 2020

Program Leaders: Lars Christiansen and Allyson Green

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.

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

Applications Due Friday – 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 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!

Event Announcements

Becoming Critical of White Talk Moves Workshop

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

In this interactive session, participants will learn to identify White Talk Moves, speech acts that people employ consciously or less than consciously to avoid talking about race and to maintain the accumulated privilege and status that accompanies Whiteness. In addition, participants will examine cases from predominantly white higher education spaces in which White Talk Moves silence diverse perspectives and voices.

Date: Tuesday, February 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Marshall Room

Facilitators: Terrance Kwame-Ross and Peg Finders

Register to attend the Retirewise Workshop Series (starts Tuesday, February 18)

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Wellbeing is inviting the Retirewise program back to campus. Retirewise is a financial and retirement education program presented by MetLife and is coordinated by our benefits broker, NFP. This program has been well received in the past, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to participate.

We invite you to learn more and see for yourself what action steps you can take to better prepare you to Retirewise. In just a few sessions you’ll be on your way to creating a realistic financial and retirement plan that works for you.

Join your colleagues for the complimentary, practical and straightforward Retirewise workshop series. It doesn’t matter how much or how little planning you’ve done, or if your retirement is many years away, you’ll find the Retirewise workshops worthwhile.

For more detailed information about the workshop series, and to register for the event, follow this registration link:
https://www.metlifeplansmart.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=517372

By registering, you are committing to attend each session in this 4-workshop series, which begins on February 18th. Specific dates, times, and locations are provided in the registration link.

Retirewise Information Flyer:
http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/2020_Wellbeing/Retirewise%20Flyer%20(Augsburg%20University)

Registration Link

Alternative Spring Break Trip – Spots are filling up

submitted by swindall@augsburg.edu

Still looking for something fun and meaningful to do over spring break? Interested in seeing the beautiful scenery of mountainous New Mexico? Join us on Alternative Spring Break – a trip led by Campus Ministries from March 14-21. A group of 25 will travel to Taos, NM to partner with Habitat for Humanity to restore and build homes for families in need. This year, the trip is being offered as an Augsburg Experience! There are only 5 spots left. Stop by the Campus Ministries office (Foss 104) to learn more or drop off your deposit and reserve your spot on the trip!

Link to Registration Form

Augsburg Theater presents: Quake

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

Quake
written by Melanie Marnich
directed by Emma Gustafson

It’s a big love Lucy is looking for. Her cross-country mission takes her through hilarious, but equally traumatic relationships in which time and emotion pass in a warped instant. Her quest becomes intertwined with that of a female serial killer. The two women find themselves on an exploration of the geography of the human heart.

Performances: January 30th, 31st, and February 1st at 7:00 PM, February 2nd at 3:00 PM
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater

Get your tickets here!

Blood Memory

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Blood Memory on February 19, 2020.
The title “Blood Memory” is derived from the concept that the experiences of one generation are passed onto the next through DNA. Future generations live with the shared knowledge of their ancestors – meaning there is a foundation of survival instinct and cultural identity that exists within us prior to learned experience. In many ways, this is a beautiful and poetic concept, but trauma and abuse can also be transferred intergenerationally, sometimes unknown to the carrier. This film is about acknowledging and honoring all aspects of blood memory, and how we as individuals and community members heal our collective traumas and learn to pass positive ancestral knowledge to the next generation–Director’s Statement (Blood Memory, Official Film Site)
Blood Memory, a true life “dark-horse political thriller”, tells Sandy White Hawk’s story of adoption out of her home community at a young age and her work to help the “stolen generation” of the American Indian Adoption Era return home. Intertwined with her saga is that of Mark Fiddler, an ICWA lawyer whose advocacy as co-council in Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl 2013 helped to dismantle the law he once fought to protect (Vision Maker Media). Join Sandy White Hawk for an evening of screening the film and discussion.

Native American Film Series

Spring Blood Drive Coming March 4, 2020

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Spring Blood drive on Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). Please consider scheduling a blood donation that day. You can schedule an online appointment at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. Or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment time as well. Please help save lives and donate blood on Wednesday, March 4th!

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Focused Conversation on Building Capacity for Enrollment Growth: TOMORROW

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Provost Karen Kaivola and Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Robert Gould will co-host a Focused Conversation on building Augsburg’s institutional capacity to drive enrollment growth. They have invited special guest speaker David Strauss, principal of Art & Science Group, to join as a presenter via Zoom. For that reason, this Focused Conversation will be offered only once. A live stream will be available, and the session will be recorded for later viewing.

January 29, 2-3 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands

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