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Fellowship Fridays at 4:30 p.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fellowship Fridays ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Each year URGO offers $1,325 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or urgo@augsburg.edu.

Find the application at URGO’s website.

URGO On-Campus Research

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

This is a pilot program supporting undergraduate research students through federal work-study funds. We are limiting the number of student researchers supported during the 20-21 academic year to 12 students and funding will be determined by a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty from any discipline who need assistance with their research from a student are invited to participate in the pilot. An individual faculty member may propose only one student position who will work 5-20 hours per week and no more than their federal work-study allotment. During the 20-21 academic year, the research projects must follow Augsburg’s guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Please note that the student eligibility for federal work-study and the total number of hours must be confirmed by Human Resources after you complete this form. Open until all 12 positions are filled.

If the student will work 100 hours or less total, we recommend applying instead for the URGO Academic Year research grant.

Questions contact Human Resources at studentemployment@augsburg.edu

2020-2021 Federal Work-Study Student Researcher Request Form

Earn a $10 e-gift card

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Recruiting Augsburg undergraduate students — have your voice heard!

Please sign-up for ONE small focus group (max 5 students per group, see dates below) to share your opinion about our convocation series at Augsburg University.

• Friday, Oct. 2nd, 4-5pm
• Tuesday., Oct. 6th, 7-8pm
• Wednesday, October 14th, 3-4pm

The goal of these focus groups is to hear Augsburg student experiences to inform changes in our convocation series. We will use the opinions of those who participate to inform changes moving forward. Notes (taken by a student volunteer in the group, and Prof. Koh) from the focus groups will be compiled and shared with Provost Karen Kaivola. Participants are required to sign-up in advance; each student will receive a $10 e-gift card.

If you’re interested, please email Prof. Koh (koh@augsburg.edu) to sign up. Space is limited to a total of 16 students.

https://www.augsburg.edu/convo/

Tech Tune-up Debrief Session

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thursday, October 1 | Tech Tune-up Debrief Session | 3 pm – 4:00 pm

The E-Learning team invites you to share what you have been experiencing at the start of this extraordinary semester:
*What is working well for you and what have you discovered that you are excited about?
*What have you encountered that you didn’t anticipate and how are you dealing with this?
*What questions do you need answered? (If we can’t supply the answer during the hour we will note your question(s) and get back to you individually)
*What would you like to get more training on?

It looks like this virus isn’t going away any time soon, so please help us learn how we can better equip you to teach effectively in the remote classroom.

Tech Tune-up Debrief Session (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

General Announcements

Need Help With Your Resume or Cover Letter?

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Applying for a job or internship? Before submitting your job application, make sure you meet with one of the Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors! Our Peer Advisors are trained to provide quality resume and cover letter feedback and will ensure your documents are tailored to the position you are applying to. Thus, increasing your chances of getting an interview. Virtual resume and cover letter drop-in hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm.

Click here to meet with a Career Peer Advisor on Zoom

Congrats to Prize Drawing Winners

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

World Exploration Week has come to a close! We hope you had fun exploring the different study abroad & away programs available to you for the future. Thanks to everyone for trying the new virtual platform for our study abroad & away fair this year. All of our recordings and new videos will be available on our global gateway website.

Big congratulations to our prize drawing winners: Madeleine Rasche and Pa Her!

Global Gateway

Try out the new Student Services Index

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

This fall, a new tool launched that helps acquaint Auggies with the breadth of services offered at Augsburg University.

Featuring 40+ searchable info boxes, the Student Services Index explains how to access departments and services during a unique time when there are both in-person and virtual opportunities for engagement. Students can review bite-sized descriptions, see location and contact information, and find additional key details for the Augsburg offices and departments dedicated to student success and support.

Send questions or comments about the index to Joe Mann, web manager, at mannj@augsburg.edu and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, at swansonl@augsburg.edu.

Check out the Student Services Index today!

Wednesday Sabbath Time

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel: https://liturgyofthehours.libsyn.com/matins-in-ordinary-time-26a
Prayer that goes with you wherever you may be. The Liturgy of the Hours is an ancient practice of prayer throughout the day to help keep track of time.
This season we offer Matins: prayer for the morning time. This week’s liturgists are Tom Witt and Mary Preus. Readings are offered by Augsburg University Student: Ian Heseltine.

More information

Students with International Citizenship: $10,000 Grant Opportunity

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

As a member of the Institute of International Education, Augsburg University has been invited to nominate up to 5 students for consideration for the Western Union Foundation Grant which will deliver support to up to 25 students in need, who will each receive USD $10,000.

Priority will be given to refugees, migrants, immigrants, and displaced persons.

Eligibility requirements include:
* Must be a student with international citizenship currently enrolled in the 2020 academic year and already residing in the USA. (Visa status information is NOT collected as a part of the nomination/award process.)
* Must be able to demonstrate a severe disruption to their ability to pay for expenses (tuition & fees, health insurance, housing).

If you are eligible for this grant and would like to be nominated by Augsburg University, please feel in the form below by September 27, 2020.

Any questions can be directed to Bettine at hermansb@augsburg.edu

Western Union Foundation Grant | Augsburg University Nomination Application

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad in Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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

Apply by February 1, 2021

—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)

—CHINA—
Music Therapy in China – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get detailed information about these short term programs

Student Success Hub- Now Open

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Advising Questions?

Visit the Student Success Hub located in the Strommen office to talk directly to a person and not through a computer screen.

Staff at the Student Success Hub will help answer questions about Academic Advising, TRIO, and Career Services. And if we don’t know the answer we will help figure it out.

Drop-in Hours are Monday- Friday 9 am – 4 pm. These appointments are 10-15 minutes long.

Event Announcements

Wednesday Night Worship

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Wednesday Night Worship is at 8:00 pm and will be live streamed on the Augsburg University Student Ministry Facebook page. The theme this week is Humility and Unity of Diversity. A small group discussion led by the Augsburg University Student Ministries will follow worship. Join by Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/4751747427

Or on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/augsburgusm

Register for the virtual Retirewise Workshop Series (starts Oct 1)

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Wellbeing is again offering the Retirewise program to faculty and staff. Spouses and partners are also welcome to attend. 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 the opportunity to participate in this complimentary, practical and straightforward 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.

Each Retirewise session has different topics that build on each other.

Building the Foundation
Creating & Managing Wealth
Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
Making the Most of What You Have

With Retirewise, you’ll be on your way to making smarter financial decisions and creating an action plan that works for you.

Virtual Workshop Details:
Session 1: Thursday, October 01, 2020
Session 2: Thursday, October 08, 2020
Session 3: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Session 4: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST

For more detailed information about this virtual workshop series, and to register for the event, follow the link below. Webinar instructions will be provided in confirmation and reminder emails. If asked for company name, enter Augsburg University.

Registration Link

Registration Link

Augsburg Homecoming 2020

submitted by mismashj@augsburg.edu

It’s Augsburg’s 2020 Homecoming week! Here are some events to look out for:
-Drag/Lip Sync Showdown on September 24th
-Movie Night Showing of “Queen and Slim” on September 25th
-Homecoming Royalty Coronation Ceremony on September 26th

See the Campus Life Facebook Page for more information!

https://www.facebook.com/131955200291047/posts/1697521180401100/?d=n

Augsburg Bold Speaker Series

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Bold underscores our connections in the community for addressing the most pressing issues of our time. Augsburg’s quad has been set up as a physically-distanced outdoor seminar room, and we are pleased to announce the first in a series of distinguished speakers. In-person attendance is reserved for Augsburg students and limited to 60; all speakers will be available to stream via Zoom.

Upcoming speakers:

  • Thursday, October 8, 12-1 p.m.                                                                                 Jodi Harpstead, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Learn more and sign up to attend in person or via Zoom at the Augsburg Bold site.

In addition to the speaker series, Augsburg Bold will also include opportunities for students to learn about important topics in our community through experiences off campus—all designed following COVID-19 mitigation practices—and to participate in Homecoming 2020 celebrations on campus.

Augsburg Bold

Forum Webinar – Religion, Resilience, and Mental Health During the Holiday Season

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 15, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Leslie Funk, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding  |  Cameron Smith, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Cost: Free

This webinar will highlight the intersectional nature of religion as a facet of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion by analyzing the specific intersection between religion, mental health, and resilience during the winter holiday season.
The topics of both religion and mental health feature prominently during the traditional winter holiday season, though frank conversations in the workplace about those topics remain uncommon. Presenters Leslie Funk and Cameron Smith of Tanenbaum seek to not only shed light on this important matter but also offer tools for effectively and proactively addressing these matters in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes
Recognize the importance of addressing religious diversity in the workplace
Examine the role religion can play in mental health, and how religious diversity arises in the workplace around the holidays
Identify better practices for preventing the December Dilemma

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/the-december-dilemma-religion-resilience-and-mental-health-during-the-holiday-season/

TONIGHT: BIPOC Theater Project Info Session

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

This devised theatre project is an intimate display of the varying perspectives of Augsburg Students, alumni, and our theater community as we collectively process the transitions during public and private crises. At a Glance will be led by the three core artists, Atlese Robinson, Eshay Brantley, and Malick Ceesay members of Ambiance Theatre, a collective “dedicated to nurturing unchained imaginations and a haven for creative minds left on the margins of the theatre world.”

Creatively inclined students of color who are interested in creating an archival film piece about our current times should attend one of the following info sessions!

Info Sessions: September 22nd and 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm

Performance Dates: November 13th and 14th

Follow the Zoom link below on the date that works best for you:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/96782599807?pwd=K3QrR1lRK1N6KzhVcWZORVdmREdxdz09

If you are unable to attend this info session but are still interested in the project, please email ambiancetc@gmail.com!

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