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Global Opportunities for Fall Semester – Apps Due May 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

COVID-19 is temporarily changing how we can travel, but CGEE remains hopeful that fall 2020 study abroad programs will be able to run–and the programs below still have spots open. You can use your semester financial-aid package and you’ll get a $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant.

Apps due May 1st.

+++ NATION BUILDING AND DECOLONIZING THE MIND IN SOUTHERN AFRICA +++
Learn about historical and present-day challenges in creating national identity and inclusive democracy. The program starts in South Africa and continues to Namibia. Classes in history, political science, religion, and wellness–or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are taught in English. For fall 2020 and Spring 2021: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for Auggies.

+++ COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO +++
Develop yourself as a socially conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! Engage with 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. No Spanish language proficiency required.

+++ LIBERAL ARTS, LANGUAGE, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO +++
This program immerses you in Mexican culture, includes multiple excursions, and fosters friendships with Mexican students. With many elective course options, you can complete your language requirements, liberal arts requirements, and Augsburg Experience. No Spanish language proficiency required.

In the event that we must cancel fall programs, the decision will be made no later than July 15, 2020, and students will be offered spots on spring 2021 programs.

Got questions? Email us: abroad@augsburg.edu
Set up a virtual advising appointment: https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

Learn more about these programs in Mexico and Southern Africa

Augsburg GRE Prep Course Online

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University offers a five-week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators. Throughout the course students will have a chance to complete practice problems for each area of the test and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s course will be offered via Zoom.

May 13th – June 15th

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Excluding Memorial Day)

Cost: $100

To register, please fill out the registration form. Seats will not be held without the registration form. Seats are limited, please register early to guarantee your spot. Contact urgo@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Please Note: Only Augsburg students and alumni may register for this course.

GRE Prep Course Registration Form

Faculty and Staff: Help URGO Recruit Students for Fulbright Program

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries, teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field.

We are asking faculty and staff to notify us of students and alumni who might be a good fit for this program. Depending on program type, students should be academically outstanding, have demonstrated leadership skills, and/or experience with tutoring and teaching. Foreign language skills are a distinct advantage.

If you know a student interested in this opportunity, please have them contact URGO@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire.

Make an Appointment with the Online Writing Center

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The writing center is open for online appointments! We will be holding the same hours as we had when we were tutoring face-to-face in addition to our usual online hours:

Monday: 1-9
Tuesday: 2-9
Wednesday: 1-9
Thursday: 2-9
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2-9pm

Details and directions for how to make an appointment and how sessions will work can be found on the Augsburg Writing Center Website. Please contact Jennifer Forsthoefel with any questions or concerns.

We will be open during finals week!

We look forward to seeing you!

https://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses this Summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

We are living through a very uncertain time, but The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) remains committed to connecting Auggies to the world through the channels that are still available to us. This summer, you can take online courses in Spanish, Political Science, Religion, History, or Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies with Augsburg CGEE’s instructors in Mexico or Central America.

To access these courses, simply look in Records and Registration under Summer 2020 term and the departments listed below. There is a huge variety, including some specialized courses for upper-level learners! Register for the class as usual.

Courses are offered in both Summer Time 1 (T1) & Time 2 (T2) unless otherwise noted.

GENDER, SEXUALITY AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)

HISTORY
HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (T2)
HIS 388: Queer History in Latin America (T2)

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy (T1)

RELIGION
RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)

LANGUGAGES AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
SPA 111: Beginning Spanish I (T1)
SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II (T2)
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Providers
SPA 220: Business Spanish
SPA 224: Spanish for Ministry
SPA 225/325: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II
SPA 231: Pre-Colombian, Colonial and Contemporary Mexican Art
SPA 316: Conversations in Cultural Context
SPA 334: Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPA 335: Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices
SPA 337: Mexican Civilizations and Cultures

See summer online courses in Records & Registration

General Announcements

Support the Brian Coyle Center Food Shelf

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

The Brian Coyle Center has seen a huge increase in the number of people visiting the food shelf in recent weeks and the demand for food is continuing to rise. Due to safety concerns, the Brian Coyle Center is no longer accepting food donations, which means they are receiving food for distribution by purchasing it from partner food banks.

Please help meet the increasing need for food in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood by making a financial contribution today. Each $1 donated enables the Brian Coyle Center to purchase $7 worth of food for distribution to neighborhood residents. To donate, go to https://pillsburyunited.org/covid19/. Use the Comments section to designate your gift for the Brian Coyle Center Food Shelf.

New Zoom Background Images to Celebrate the Class Of 2020

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Download these Zoom backgrounds to celebrate finals week and the graduating class of 2020.

• Class of 2020: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_Class-of-2020.png

• Congratulations, Graduates: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_Congrads.png

• We Are Called | Auggies: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_We-Are-Called.png

• We Did It: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_We-Did-It.png

Change your background by logging into Zoom. Go to the settings and select “Virtual Background,” there you can upload the photos and set your background.

Sanvello Mental Health App — Free Premium Version Available

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

The Sanvello mental health app is making its premium version free during the COVID crisis. The app includes cognitive behavioral tools, as well as guided mindfulness meditations, and a support community. “During this challenging time, Sanvello is a place you can go to feel better and meaningfully connect with others—anywhere, anytime.” This and other resources are listed on the CWC “Coping with the Coronavirus” webpage.

Sanvello app

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Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Students who have had their study abroad and study away plans derailed this year have begun inquiring about next year.

Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Spring Break and Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes!

Check out the options in these great locations:

—NEW YORK CITY—
Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

—GUATEMALA—
Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)

—MINNESOTA—
Dakota and Ojibwe Spaces of Environmental Activism & Sovereignty – Spring Time 2
AIS 305 (elective) or ANT 295 (elective)

—CUBA—
Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

—GERMANY—
Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

—ITALY—
Sustainability and Food Justice in Italy & the US – Summer
HIS 170 (Humanities) or HIS 440 (elective)

Get more information about these short term programs

Daily Chapel: Paul C. Pribbenow

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

For chapel today, Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow shares a homily about the disciple Thomas and the risen Jesus from the Gospel of John. Music is from the music department archives and features the Augsburg Choir and the Augsburg Concert Band. Our thanks to University Organist Sonja Thompson for providing the music for today. https://youtu.be/51-OaY3JQzI
Look for links for all of our services on the Campus Ministry calendar http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/calendar. Please also visit the Campus Ministry blog to read the daily prayer.

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“Skills for Today” CWC Zoom Workshop for Students — Today at 2 p.m.

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Struggling with trying to adjust to the challenges of the COVID crisis? Join the Center for Wellness & Counseling TODAY, Wednesday, April 22nd from 2pm – 3:30pm for a short Zoom workshop called “Skills for Today: Using Skillful Means to Navigate Troubled Times.” Josh Kent of CWC will be leading the group. The session will explore how focusing on skills development can help students decrease suffering and build a life worth living (even when the world around you doesn’t seem to point in that direction!) To register for the event and get the zoom link, email Josh Kent at kentjo@augsburg.edu.

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