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Apply Now for CTL Grants

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, visit https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/ for information about the Scholarship, ICD, and Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants. There are samples of successful grant applications, as well as frequently asked questions. The deadline for submissions is February 17 at noon.

Check out the link below for a message from Katie Clark about Scholarship Grants.

Katie Clark Speaks about the Scholarship Grant

A Screening and Discussion of the Short Film, Old Media Studies, with Stephan Clark

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

A “Speaking of Sabbatical” Event: Stephan Clark will offer a screening and discussion of Old Media Studies, a short film shot on the campus of Augsburg University that focuses on a professor who pushes back against a proposal for a New Media Studies major by jokingly promoting the idea of an Old Media Studies major.

Wednesday, February 12 | A Screening and Discussion of the Short Film, Old Media Studies, with Stephan Clark | 11:10 am – 12:20 pm, OGC 100

RSVP for the Screening with Stephan Clark

Gluten-Free and Vegan Cookie Experimenting

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Dietary Restrictions are some of the things that make it hard to get food on campus, but thankfully Allyson Green, Augsburg Chief of Sustainability, (who also has dietary restrictions) has taken up baking cookie that are gluten-free and vegan! Join us on February 17th, 4pm-6pm at Hagfors108, to experiment baking with Gluten-Free and Vegan recipes.

Here we’ll engage in the fun and learning of baking gluten-free and vegan cookies! Take these recipe’s home with you to your family and friends who have these dietary restrictions.

Spots are limited so act fast and RSVP here (https://forms.gle/HEok2n4vmQXANLBfA). RSVP form WILL close upon spots fulfillment or at noon of 2/17/20.

Click here for the Kreative Cookiez Flyer!

URGO Summer Research Phase 1 Due February 5

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO Summer Research Phase 1 applications must be signed by faculty mentor and submitted in hard copy to the URGO office (Hagfors 101) by 5:00 pm or sent electronically from faculty mentor’s email address by 11:59pm on February 5. The Phase 1 application is non-evaluative but required. Phase 2 is due February 19.
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.

General Announcements

Free and Open Kitchen (on campus) hours

submitted by khangc@augsburg.edu

Looking for a space to cook/bake with friends and family, or alone? Come to Campus Kitchen’s Open Food Lab hours! During the hours below Hagfors 108 is a public space for everyone and anyone to come and cook, gather or bake food. Occasionally we will hold food workshops to teach participants specific and fun recipes! Keep in touch if you’d like to learn more.

Below are the regular hours for Spring2020:
Mo: 4p-6p, 7p-9p
Tu: 11a-1p
Th: 7p-9p
Fr: 11a-1p

Have questions or concerns?
Contact saboorgs@augsburg.edu

https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=YXVnc2J1cmcuZWR1X3U1bmY4dGRzMDBvdGpmdjJpaTZwbGZjZWVjQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20

New Leadership in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

submitted by mulvihil@augsburg.edu

I am pleased to announce that Angela Bonfiglio has been promoted to ISSS Program Director. In this role she will oversee and coordinate services for Augsburg’s international students and scholars, supporting their academic success and facilitating their adjustment to Augsburg University and life in the United States. She will also take over as the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for Augsburg’s F-1 student visa program and as a Responsible Officer (RO) for J-1 exchange visas. As the PDSO, she has final responsibility for Augsburg’s compliance with federal visa regulations.

Angela previously served as Augsburg’s International Student Advisor, and she brings a host of other skills and experiences to the job. She has served as both a church youth director and a co-chair of the Harrison Neighborhood Association. She is also a CGEE alum!

Please join me in congratulating Angela on this well-deserved promotion!

Beez update

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Did you know Augsburg has been a Beez Kneez Urban Apiary Partner since 2015? Here’s an update on how our hives survived 2019.

Bee Report:
Although the spring weather of 2019 was slow to get started, we had enough sunshine and rain in late May and early June to give our bees a really nice boost in making more bees.
The honey harvest was not our best harvest but not our worst either. We also left the bees with more of their own honey this year in an effort to not have to feed sugar water.

We are striving year after year to be as sustainable as possible both in our bees and our business. Another way we are doing this is by raising our own queens. This is a new skill that takes some practice but we had good success in 2019 and are happy to report that most of our hives have queens we raised from our own hardy, northern and disease resistant stock.

So what does this mean for 2020?

1. Your hives were alive and ready for winter in early November. Bees can endure this cold, however temperature swings can be hard on them. The warmer than average weather we have been having in January can cause them to eat more than they should. We will be checking on them and their food stores after the first week of February.

2. The other challenge is the spread of viruses by this nasty mite. Recent research revealed that mites actually feed on fat bodies of bees not the blood(similar to our liver), and weaken the bees right before winter when they need the most healthy bees to carry them through. We were proactive and used some preventative tactics through most of the year but experienced an exceptionally high year for the spread of this parasite. Similar to influenza, some years tend to be worse than others. Cross your fingers that spring is kind to us this year. Early and warm with no subzeros in March!

Learn more about The Beez Kneez

Interested in having a STEM Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in having a STEM Mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Having a mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a First-year or Sophomore in a STEM major, interested in having a peer mentor, and want to learn more about internships, research, certain classes, etc. — this is for you!!

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:

-Biology
-Biochemistry
-Biopsychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentor and attend occasional group meetings.
Please apply! Complete the application below by Thursday, 2/20. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Link to Application

Action Alert: Public Comment on ESG Investing Rule Change

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The campus sustainability world is encouraging people to make public comments about a recent Securities and Exchange Commission rule change that would negatively impact shareholders ability to advocate for Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. The deadline for submitting a public comment is Monday, Feb. 3, and you can find more info below.

The Investment Subcommittee of the Augsburg Board of Regents has introduced a conversation to explore an ESG policy for our own investing. Feel free to reach out with questions and spread the word to others you know who would be impacted by this decision.

More details and template letter

Future Events for ASAC

submitted by distadm@augsburg.edu

Hello Augsburg Day Students!

We are looking to have you all join us in our upcoming events for the spring semester. To do so, we are asking you all what you would like to see from ASAC this semester. We will bring these event ideas to our board meetings and discuss a possible future for them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mMdox8x8UtvACfRXTYHL61y6jYzIKqMhwzmPXpOrYmA/prefill

Accounts Payable Announcement

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

It is with regret we announce the resignation of Rio Schaekel as Augsburg’s Accounts Payable Specialist. She has been a valuable member of our team during her time here. Rio’s last day will be Friday, January 31st. As we search for a replacement, Kay Johnson will temporarily be taking over the accounts payable duties.

We thought this would also be a good time to provide a quick reference guide on the accounts payable process and the most common mistakes which can slow down the payment process. The guides are located at ORGSAdministrative AccountingPublicPolicies.

We wish Rio well on her new endeavors and appreciate your patience as we manage this transition.

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, or ask our staff there!

Visit our Campus Cupboard page

Join BrightSide Produce (Spring Semester)

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a weekly produce subscription?
Subscriptions range from $3 to $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. We will be continuing our partnership with BrightSide Produce this semester.

If you are interested in being a part of Augsburg’s Buyer Club please follow the step by step instructions below.
1. Go to https://brightsidempls.org/
2. Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3. Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up,
items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a
weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4. You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for you
subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.

Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us spread the word to other students, staff and faculty! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or saboorgs@augsburg.edu

Sign up here!

New Open Trip from CGEE

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

CGEE is pleased to announce we will be running an open trip to Guatemala, which will engage with groups working to end poverty and hunger in the region. An “open trip” is a not-for-credit, educational travel opportunity, which is open to everyone! We are hoping to spread the word to community partners and others that might be interested in such an opportunity.

We will run three trips with identical itineraries: October 2020, November 2020, and April 2021. This is an opportunity to see a CGEE-style program in action, and to enjoy an educational travel experience. Please consider joining for yourself, or, sharing with friends, family, your church, anyone you think might be interested!

You can learn more about the program, Hunger and Hope, in the included link. You may email Lucy Hardaker at hardaker@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Hunger and Hope

Event Announcements

Housing Expo

submitted by blom@augsburg.edu

Housing Expo 2020: February 10-14, 2020

Housing Expo is the opportunity to decide where and with whom you want to live for the following academic year. Before Expo, students receive a selection number based on the number of credits they have, so the more completed credits you have, the higher your selection number. At Housing Expo, you and your roommates add up your selection numbers and that total number determines what day you can come and choose your housing.

Don’t forget:

Bring your student ID Bring a digital or printed copy of the email you will be receiving from Residence Life, which will contain your housing selection number and also indicates your allotted time slot for attending the Housing Expo. This email is sent at the end of January 2020. Complete the online contract. If you have not completed an online contract, your space can not be reserved.

Housing Expo Week Schedule
Before Expo: Starting Dec. 16 Lock It In and Neighborhood properties available
Monday Feb. 10th 1PM – 4PM———————————–Designated Pre-Signers: Staff, Neighborhoods
Tuesday Feb. 11th 1PM – 4PM ———————————-Lock-It-In Confirmation
Wednesday Feb. 12th 1PM – 2:00 PM————————-Single Room Sign Up for Luther Studios, Anderson Suites, Mort 1/1s
Wednesday Feb. 12th 2:30 – 4:00 PM ————————Single Room Sign Up for Mort 2/2s, Luther 4/4s
Thursday Feb. 13th 1PM – 2PM———————————Selection Number totals between 18,000-36,000
Thursday Feb. 13th 2PM – 3PM——————————– Selection Number totals between 10,000-17,999
Thursday Feb. 13th 3PM – 4PM——————————– Selection Number totals between 2,000-9,999
Friday Feb. 14th 1PM – 4PM———————————— Confirmation Day – Come ask any follow up questions

Residence Life Website

Lock It In – Lock In Your Housing for Next Year

submitted by blom@augsburg.edu

Residents have the opportunity to secure an apartment for the academic year of 2020-2021 before Housing Expo with Lock It In. Lock-It-In is a special offer for apartments in Anderson, Mortensen, and Luther.

In order to Lock-It-In you must:

Submit the Lock It In Survey by February 10, 2020 at 8:00 am.
Be currently enrolled at Augsburg University
Be registered for 2020 spring semester classes
Have all the beds full and all contracts signed for the apartment by the first day of Housing Expo 2/10/20
Only one roommate needs to complete the survey

Apartments are offered in the following configurations:

Luther
2 bedroom 4 person *REPEAT RATE RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS*
2 bedroom 3 person *REPEAT RATE RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS*

Anderson
2 bedroom 4 person.

Mortensen
2 bedroom 4 person – doubles *REPEAT RATE RISING SOPHOMORES*
1 bedroom 2 person – doubles
2 bedroom 3 person – doubles and single

All unsecured apartments will be included in the Housing Expo: February 10th-14th

Lock It In Survey

Calling Graduating Auggies- Continue your educational journey in Leadership

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

Master of Arts in Leadership Connection Hour

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Finnegan’s Brewer’s Den (2nd Floor)
817 5th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

WHAT
Augsburg Leadership Studies is hosting a happy hour for MA in Leadership alumni and current students!

WHO
You and a colleague or friend who is interested in leadership and looking to achieve a graduate degree.

WHEN
Monday, February 10, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE
Finnegans Brewer’s Den (2nd Floor)
817 S 5th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

WHY
Your colleagues and friends learn about our Leadership Studies, we support an Auggie-owned business, and your opportunity to network! Each Augsburg student or alum will receive one free drink ticket and additional drink tickets for each friend or colleague they bring.

Master of Arts in Leadership Connection Hour

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

Soup for You Celebration TODAY

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

TODAY is the 5 year anniversary celebration of Soup for You Cafe starting at 11am and going until 1pm at Bethany Lutheran Church 2511 Franklin Avenue (5 blocks from Augsburg). Come for lunch and join in on the celebration.

Here’s what Judah (the chef) said about it on Facebook…

“It’s been quite a journey so far. 5 years and almost 100,000 servings of made from scratch organic vegetarian locally sourced and globally inspired soups plus bread, salads, baked desserts, fruits and other healthful foods. Please help us to celebrate another year of living, another year of providing a safe warm and welcoming space for all. Another year of feeding, comforting and hopefully nurturing our Community. Please join us in recognizing all that have made this possible. The Village. Food, music and you. All FREE, this day and everyday! UPDATE!! Dallas and Siama will join The Grateful Fed Band in making a joyful noise.”

Comm Majors: fall semester in Mexico is made for you

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:

COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO

Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by March 1

Get more information and apply online

Study abroad in the Netherlands in May 2020

submitted by lubegam@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

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, Christensen Center

Facilitators: Terrance Kwame-Ross and Peg Finders

For more information about this workshop, email inclusion@augsburg.edu. or call (612)-330-1126

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!

TONIGHT: Augsburg Theater’s Quake

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

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!

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