Thinking of Graduate School at Augsburg?

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

Are you thinking of graduate school at Augsburg? Do you know what kinds of graduate level programs we offer? Would you like to know more about what our graduate programs require? If you have answered any of these questions, come and swing by our table in the Christensen Center on Wednesday November 11th from 10:00-12:00 PM to meet our Graduate Admissions team. We can provide you with information on next steps!

We look forward to seeing you soon!
gradinfo@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Graduate Studies

Open Enrollment Begins Next Week

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Open Enrollment is November 2-13. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be virtual this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:

Additional information and Zoom links will be provided soon.

Monday 11/2 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 11/6 2:-00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11/10 10:00 am to 11:00 am

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

All Saint’s Service Date Change

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We will hold an All Saints service in chapel on November 6 at 10:40 am as part of our service of 8 minutes and 46 seconds of prayer and silence remembering George Floyd and others and our call for racial justice. At this service we will hold time for prayer and silence, but we’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. Please submit names you would like included in the All Saint’s service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu. Note that this is a change in schedule, on November 5, we will have a service for the Healing of the Nation.

Zoom, online, hybrid, or classroom. What Works for You?

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Student Survey

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

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/all-saints-matins This week is a service of All Saints with readings offered by Pastor Babette Chatman. 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.

Campus Ministry Calendar

Wednesday Night Worship

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us for Zoom worship at 8 pm tonight, entitled, “Kindling Community.” A virtual time of song, prayer, check-in, and holy conversation as we kindle community and faith together as the body of Christ. The image of a kindled flame is stepped in the book of Acts as the Holy Spirit appeared above the apostles like “divided tongues, as of fire” (2:3). Join us — wherever you are on your faith journey — in our kindling of community aflame for God’s justice, peace, and love in the world.

Join by Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/4751747427

Rocky Horror Picture Show — Location Update

submitted by oconnel6@augsburg.edu

Location Update- The event has moved to the Chapel!

Come to our tabling in Christensen on Thursday 12-2 p.m. for your ticket voucher!

LGBTQIA+ Student Services, ASAC, & QPA will be hosting an indoor movie in the Chapel – Rocky Horror Picture Show.

If you havent seen this classic – you wont want to miss this. As always, space is limited, so come early. The first 50 in attendance get a free LGBTQIA+ Student Services embroidered pompom winter hat. Face coverings will be required, and we ask individuals to come with their Campus Clear app completed.

Refreshments will be served. We will be showing a version with the lyrics on screen – so sign along & costumes are encouraged.

RSVP on Auggie Life!

Nominate Aspiring Community Leaders: Paid Two-Year Fellowship

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Nomination Deadline: ASAP
Application Deadline November 15, 2020

Lead For Minnesota’s (LFMN) flagship program is a paid two-year high impact fellowship for leaders ages 21-30 to serve their hometowns, particularly in neighborhoods and communities where the narrative of success has meant leaving and never coming back.

Each Fellow works full-time alongside dynamic community leaders, local government and non-profit leaders to address critical challenges and recruit other young leaders to return to and remain in the community, and will receive ongoing support and training from LFMN to ensure they are critical contributors on priority projects from the start.

The summer before their fellowship begins, all Fellows receive 4 weeks of graduate level public administration, leadership, and equity training from leading institutions like the University of Minnesota and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, while also joining other Fellows for retreats throughout the course of the two years.

Nominations: Professors, peers, and colleagues are invited to nominate outstanding candidates in their community. Nominees will be contacted by Lead For America regarding next steps.

Read more about Lead for Minnesota here: https://www.leadforminnesota.org/

Nomination Form

Focused Conversation on Residence and Student Life: TODAY

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What We’ve Learned in Residence and Student Life
Wednesday, October 28
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Sarah Griesse, dean of students; Mike Grewe, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and Hli Vang, assistant dean of students and director of Pan-Asian student services; for a discussion about what we’ve learned this semester about residence life and student life during a pandemic.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required)

All Hands Page

Tomorrow: Race, Politics, and the Workplace

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Thursday: Race, Politics, and the Workplace
When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  |  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.

How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?

Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.

Learning Outcomes
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/race-politics-and-the-workplace/

Join 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.)

Google Drive Advanced Workshop Next Week

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Suzanne Gikas

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this episode, Suzanne Gikas (Education Department) shares some activities she has used during Zoom sessions to increase collaboration between students and encourage community.

“Take 2”: Suzanne Gikas on Building Community in Zoom

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—
Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF)
HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course
ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction
—CHINA—

Music Therapy in South Africa – 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

Interested in social change + vocation? Join this Spring Semester Virtual Immersion

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

While you can’t travel to Central America this spring break, let Guatemala & El Salvador come to you! Join one of these cross-listed classes examining religion and social change in the Central American context – and meet your Augsburg Experience requirement at the same time!

RLN 409-B Study Abroad Topics: Faith, Vocation, & Social Change – A Virtual Immersion
RLN 480-A Vocation and the Christian Faith (Also meets the Keystone requirement for some majors!)

These courses will meet in Spring 2021: face-to-face on Tuesdays and on Zoom on Thursdays. You’ll interact directly with speakers from El Salvador and Guatemala. In addition, course activities will include things like video tours of specific locations with commentary by local people (translated from Spanish or with captions).

There will be an extra course fee of $100 so that we can fairly pay the AMAZING Central American speakers you will get to meet and talk with. If you have questions about these classes, please reach out to Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and register for the classes in Records & Registration!

Undergraduate Faculty-Led Program Proposals 2021-2022

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

CGEE is accepting proposals for off-campus undergraduate courses* offered in fall 2021, winter break (Dec.2020- Jan.2021), and spring break 2021. Planning for these programs will include COVID-19 considerations. Due to COVID-19-related program postponements in 2020/2021, we are NOT accepting Summer 2022 off-campus course proposals.

Proposal Deadline: November 1

*Any course with an off-campus, overnight experience must submit a program proposal.

Graduate and Nursing program chairs/directors: Please contact Peggy Johnson (johnsop2@augsburg.edu) to discuss your off-campus course plans and proposals for 2021-2022.

Propose an undergraduate winter or spring break study abroad/away program for 2022

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Cold weather and snow are officially here, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. We only have 10 pom hats left. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom

Flu Shots on Campus Thursday 10/29

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Don’t forget – if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, you will be able to get one on campus on Thursday 10/29/2020 from 11:00 1:00 pm in the Foss Chapel Atrium. The Center for Wellness and Counseling will host the MN Visiting Nurse Association (now Hennepin Health Care). Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $39 cash or check. Please bring your insurance card, wear short sleeves and your face covering. Uninsured students may qualify for FREE flu shots. Questions, please call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Help keep the Augsburg community safe and get your flu shot!!

Register Today for the Free StepUP Gala—Saturday, November 7

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Join StepUP students, families, and friends on Saturday, November 7 from 5-6 p.m. for our 2020 virtual “Rise Up” Gala. This year, we’ll gather virtually to celebrate StepUP students, alumni, and raise money for the program. Registration is FREE–click the link below to register.

Please contact Martha Truax at 651-261-9646 or truaxm@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Register here for the 2020 StepUP Gala

Plan for a Safe Halloween and Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the region and across the United States. Although Augsburg has been able to keep its 14-day on-campus case rate below 1%, reports of positive cases are increasing among students who live and study off campus.

Public health officials are urging people to make plans to keep themselves, their families, and friends safe for the upcoming holidays. For those planning to go home for the Thanksgiving break, it’s best to be smart and safe now so that you don’t risk taking COVID-19 home to your families at Thanksgiving.

See the October 24 COVID-19 Status Blog for recent Augsburg metrics and guidelines for safe Halloween celebrations.

COVID-19 Status Blog

Tabling in Christensen Center

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

Internal Augsburg departments and student organizations may table in the Christensen Center lobby at this time. There will be one group able to table in the morning and another able to table in the afternoon. Please contact University Events to make your reservation and to learn more about the COVID-19 protocols around this activity. Contact: events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104

*This activity is subject to change and will be updated on the University Events webpage if it does.

University Events webpage: https://inside.augsburg.edu/events/internal-tabling-request/

National Science Foundation (NSF) Virtual Grants Conference

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the very first NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the weeks of November 16 and November 30, 2020.

This event is designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF staff will be providing up-to-date information about the proposal and award process, specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions.

Registration will be free of charge and opens on Thursday, October 29 at 11 a.m. Central. Each conference session will have its own Zoom registration page. Please sign up only for sessions that you are able to attend. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event. NSF anticipates the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible. NSF will send an email reminder to those who’ve pre-registered on Wednesday, October 28.

To receive the link to register, visit nsfpolicyoutreach.com/ and click “Get Notified.”

Chris Stedman: What Can We Learn from Life Online?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Format: Zoom Webinar – to register see Zoom webinar link below
For much of history, humans have grappled with questions of meaning and belonging within institutions like churches and civic groups. Today, especially in the time of social distancing and online learning, more and more people are moving their search for connection and significance into digital space. The work of being human — exploring life’s big questions, finding a sense of identity and context, and connecting with others — increasingly happens on the internet. How is this changing our understanding of who we are? Join Augsburg University alum and current adjunct professor in Augsburg’s Department of Religion and Philosophy Chris Stedman for a conversation about his new book IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives (out October 20, 2020), what it means to be “real” in the age of Twitter and TikTok, and what we can learn from the novel ways of being and belonging that are emerging online.

The lecture will feature a presentation by Chris Stedman followed by a time of Q & A. This is a free event, open to students, staff and faculty. Registration required at webinar link provided. After registering, participants will receive a link to connect to the event.

Chris Stedman is a Minneapolis-based writer, speaker, teacher, and community organizer. He is the author of IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives (2020) and Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious (2012). Chris has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS.
Previously the founding director of the Yale Humanist Community and a fellow at Yale University, Chris also served as a humanist chaplain at Harvard University. He currently teaches in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg and serves as the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities’ 2020-21 visiting lecturer.

Register in advance for this webinar.

Chapel: Pastor Babette Chatman

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am to hear Pastor Babette Chatman preach. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09.
The bulletin for today is available online. http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/2020-10-27_Chapel_bulletin.pdf
Chapel services are saved on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. To find the link for chapel videos, please visit the Campus Ministry calendar.

Campus Ministry Calendar

Qualtrics Classic Reports Going Away Oct 31

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Qualtrics has informed us that they’re retiring the Classic Reports in favor of the new Advanced Reports. Below is what they have said:

Over the last 24 months, we’ve been working hard to develop an improved and modern reporting experience. The new and improved Advanced Reports experience is now available to all of our customers and offers a number of benefits including: a new simplified user experience, better application performance and increased stability in report generation. You can find out more about the new experience on this support page.
https://www.qualtrics.com/support/survey-platform/reports-module/reports-section/paginated-reports-overview/

After October 31st, 2020, you will lose access to any reports which were created with Classic Reports, including scheduled emails and public reports. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to rebuild reports on the Advanced Reports platform and to download a PDF copy of existing reports you wish to keep.

To view Classic Reports in a user account, navigate to the Advanced Reports page (Reports tab > Reports section), click on the name of the advanced report and select View Classic Reports from the dropdown.

Qualtrics Support

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2021 and August 2022. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 15th to set up a meeting to learn more.

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 23rd.

CLS Website

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Cold weather and snow are officially here, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom

Rocky Horror Picture Show

submitted by oconnel6@augsburg.edu

LGBTQIA+ Student Services, ASAC, & QPA will be hosting an outdoor movie in the Quad – Rocky Horror Picture Show.

If you havent seen this classic – you wont want to miss this. As always, space is limited, so come early. It will be getting colder – so be sure to bring a blanket or two. Face coverings will be required, and we ask individuals to come with their Campus Clear app completed.

We will be showing a version with the lyrics on screen – so sign along & costumes are encouraged.

Rocky Horro on Auggie Life RSVP

Faculty-Led Program Proposals 2021-2022

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

CGEE is accepting proposals for off-campus undergraduate courses* offered in fall 2021, winter break (Dec.2020- Jan.2021), and spring break 2021. Planning for these programs will include COVID-19 considerations. Due to COVID-19-related program postponements in 2020/2021, we are NOT accepting Summer 2022 off-campus course proposals.

Proposal Deadline: November 1

*Any course with an off-campus, overnight experience must submit a program proposal.

Graduate and Nursing program chairs/directors: Please contact Peggy Johnson (johnsop2@augsburg.edu) to discuss your off-campus course plans and proposals for 2021-2022.

Propose a 2022 winter or spring break study abroad/away program

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Suzanne Gikas

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this episode, Suzanne Gikas (Education Department) shares some activities she has used during Zoom sessions to increase collaboration between students and encourage community.

“Take 2”: Suzanne Gikas on Building Community in Zoom

Nominate Aspiring Community Leaders: Paid Two-Year Fellowship

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Nomination Deadline: ASAP
Application Deadline November 15, 2020

Lead For Minnesota’s (LFMN) flagship program is a paid two-year high impact fellowship for leaders ages 21-30 to serve their hometowns, particularly in neighborhoods and communities where the narrative of success has meant leaving and never coming back.

Each Fellow works full-time alongside dynamic community leaders, local government and non-profit leaders to address critical challenges and recruit other young leaders to return to and remain in the community, and will receive ongoing support and training from LFMN to ensure they are critical contributors on priority projects from the start.

The summer before their fellowship begins, all Fellows receive 4 weeks of graduate level public administration, leadership, and equity training from leading institutions like the University of Minnesota and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, while also joining other Fellows for retreats throughout the course of the two years.

Nominations: Professors, peers, and colleagues are invited to nominate outstanding candidates in their community. Nominees will be contacted by Lead For America regarding next steps.

Nomination Form

Read more about Lead for Minnesota here: https://www.leadforminnesota.org/

Nomination Form

Teaching Tip Tuesday: How to Give Struggling Students a Boost

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Even in normal circumstances, students can start to fall behind (or even disappear) by this point in a semester.” Today’s Teaching Tip comes from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Florida State University and offers some suggestions for addressing the above issue.

Watch for Teaching Tip Tuesday on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. You can find more resources on the CTL page at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

How to Give Struggling Students a Boost

Looking for an Internship or Entry Level Job? Register for the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The 2020 Government & Nonprofit Career Fair has gone virtual! The Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association is excited to partner with Premier Virtual to host the 2020 career fair on Friday, October 30.

This fair is open to all students and alumni! Organizations are looking to fill internships and full-time entry level openings. Free to participate! Over 30 organizations are registered.

Registration Process:
1) Register in Handshake
2) Register on Premier Virtual Platform -you will receive link after you register on Handshake.

Attendees are required to upload a resume on Premier Virtual platform prior to registering.

View Participating Employers: http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/default.aspx

Please direct questions to careers@augsburg.edu

Register and learn more!

TODAY: Virtual Table- College Nannies and Tutors

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Drop in to learn more about College Nannies on October 27th! We will be logged in to Zoom from 11-3 pm to tell you about our flexible full-time and part-time positions. Come join if you are interested in working with kids.

Wanna win a $100 Amazon Gift Card? Just by joining you will be entered into a drawing to win! I look forward to meeting you!

Learn more about College Nannies & Tutors – https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/locations/edinamn/join/

Zoom Link on Handshake Event Page

TODAY at 3 p.m. : Google Drive Basics Workshop

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Augsburg in Central America

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Did you know that Augsburg has a presence in both Guatemala and Costa Rica?

On the semester program “Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement” students learn with and from grassroots community organizations dedicated to work on issues related to conflict, foreign policy, gender, and economic and social justice. Auggies can also complete several graduation requirements, including: Humanities, Search for Meaning II, Modern Language, and Augsburg Experience.

Plan ahead now – spring 2021 semester deadline is November 1st, or, fall 2021 deadline is April 1st. See yourself studying abroad in Central America soon!

Learn more about our Central America program

Focused Conversation on Residence and Student Life: TOMORROW

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

What We’ve Learned in Residence and Student Life
Wednesday, October 28
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Sarah Griesse, dean of students; Mike Grewe, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and Hli Vang, assistant dean of students and director of Pan-Asian student services; for a discussion about what we’ve learned this semester about residence life and student life during a pandemic.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required)

All Hands Page

TODAY Auggie Connect

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

It can be difficult to connect with one another right now but it doesn’t have to be impossible! Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join student Zsolt Vincze and CLASS staff Cassie Charles as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. Auggie Connect is available every Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm.
If you need a disability accommodation to participate email ccharles@augsburg.edu

We hope to see you today!
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/98188529961?pwd=SVA5ZGdjdkhOOUw4NSs5YTFmSXhqZz09

Meeting ID: 981 8852 9961
Passcode: 062277

Upcoming NSF Virtual Grants Conference

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the very first NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the weeks of November 16 and November 30, 2020.

This event is designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF staff will be providing up-to-date information about the proposal and award process, specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions.

Registration will be free of charge and opens on Thursday, October 29 at 11 a.m. Central. Each conference session will have its own Zoom registration page. Please sign up only for sessions that you are able to attend. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event. We anticipate the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. We will send an email reminder to our listserv on Wednesday, October 28.

To receive the link to register, visit nsfpolicyoutreach.com/ and click “Get Notified.”

2021-2022 Off-campus Course Proposals

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

CGEE is accepting proposals for off-campus undergraduate courses* offered in fall 2021, winter break (Dec.2020- Jan.2021), and spring break 2021. Planning for these programs will include COVID-19 considerations. Due to COVID-19-related program postponements in 2020/2021, we are NOT accepting Summer 2022 off-campus course proposals.

Proposal Deadline: November 1

*Any course with an off-campus, overnight experience must submit a program proposal.

Graduate and Nursing program chairs/directors: Please contact Peggy Johnson (johnsop2@augsburg.edu) to discuss your off-campus course plans and proposals for 2021-2022.

Start an undergraduate off-campus course proposal

Scholarship Announcement – Fall 2020

submitted by saladha@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Education Department is pleased to announce multiple funding opportunities for licensure-track students of Color and Indigenous students. We were fortunate to receive a generous grant from the Minnesota Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER).

Only students who are juniors, seniors, or MAT status may apply. The grant will cover only courses that lead to licensure. Undergraduate and graduate students are required to apply each semester for a one or two credit tuition award. Student teaching grants are offered for students only one-time.

Undergraduate students:
The grant will cover 1 credit per semester at a cost of $1,228 for undergraduate students.
Graduate students:
The grant will cover 2 credits per semester at a cost of $509 per credit for a total of $1018.
Stipend for student teachers:
The grant will cover a one-time living award up to $1,500
Students who are interested must complete the grant application to receive fall 2020 tuition assistance.

Tuition reimbursement application:

https://forms.gle/cvd3cNhz79DTQeQv8

Student teaching stipend application:

https://forms.gle/esQ3wsuujHyUdTo87

Please share this information with students who may qualify to receive this grant and the last day to apply is 11/ 20/2020 for the fall semester.
Please reach out to Hana Salad if you have any questions at saladha@augsburg.edu

Register for the Free Virtual StepUP Gala on November 7

submitted by truaxm@augsburg.edu

Join StepUP students, families, and friends on Saturday, November 7 from 5-6 p.m. for our 2020 virtual “Rise Up” Gala. This year, we’ll gather virtually to celebrate StepUP students, alumni, and raise money for the program. Registration is FREE–click here to register: https://advancement.augsburg.edu/stepup-gala?bbeml=tp-QWbpCHti9EWDeCMOFFaH_Q.ji_h4v-o9KUaykgk5ZeWrkQ.rD0oHOQLpA06H-kZd8oh0tQ.lCSbHaG_D-U65XwV8vZV3RA

Please contact Martha Truax at 651-261-9646 or truaxm@augsburg.edu with any questions.

2020 StepUP Gala Registration

Last Chance to Tell Us About Your Course Experiences

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Survey

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Cold weather and snow are officially here, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom

Friday is the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The 2020 Government & Nonprofit Career Fair has gone virtual! The Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association is excited to partner with Premier Virtual to host the 2020 career fair on Friday, October 30.

This fair is open to all students and alumni! Organizations are looking to fill internships and full-time entry level openings. Free to participate! Over 30 organizations are registered.

Registration Process:
1) Register in Handshake
2) Register on Premier Virtual Platform -you will receive link after you register on Handshake.

Attendees are required to upload a resume on Premier Virtual platform prior to registering.

View Participating Employers: http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/default.aspx

Please direct questions to careers@augsburg.edu

Learn more and register

Virtual Table – College Nannies and Tutors – Tomorrow

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 27th representatives from College Nannies and Tutors will host a virtual tabling event for Auggies!

Just click on the zoom link below anytime between 11:00 am-3:00 pm to learn more and ask questions. They have flexible part-time and full-time paid opportunities.
All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in working with children, College Nannies and Tutors is a perfect fit.

Virtual link for a quick chat with a recruiter

TOMORROW: Google Drive Basics Workshop

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Thursday: Race, Politics, and the Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  |  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.

How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?

Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.

Learning Outcomes
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/race-politics-and-the-workplace/

Focused Conversation on Residence and Student Life: Wednesday

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

What We’ve Learned in Residence and Student Life
Wednesday, October 28
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Sarah Griesse, dean of students; Mike Grewe, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and Hli Vang, assistant dean of students and director of Pan-Asian student services; for a discussion about what we’ve learned this semester about residence life and student life during a pandemic.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required)

All Hands Page

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2021 and August 2022. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 15th to set up a meeting to learn more.

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 23rd

CLS Website

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. Student work study researchers will be paid the same rate of pay as all other student employees. 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

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.

URGO On-Campus Research

Forum Webinar – Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 19, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Dr. Christopher Sansone, Verticle Leadership  |  Maria Velasco, MA, Beyond Inclusion group
Cost: Free

Success in diversity and inclusion initiatives eludes many organizations. Often leaders make the fatal error of avoiding valuable resistance. In this interactive experience, you’ll explore the positive role resistance plays in the implementation of successful diversity and inclusion initiatives. Transformative leaders who know the probable sequence, sources, and variety of fears unique to diversity and inclusion change initiatives can respond proactively through open engagement.

Learning Outcomes
Understanding the role of resistance in diversity and inclusion initiatives
Recognizing resistance and how it can thwart or be openly engaged to support change
Learning leadership strategies to engage resistance as a positive force for diversity, equity, and inclusion change initiatives

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/harnessing-the-power-of-resistance-transformative-leadership-strategies/

New Director, Pan-Afrikan Center Named

submitted by poessnec@augsburg.edu

Multicultural & LGBTQIA+ Student Services is excited to announce that Azania Tripp has been named the new Director, Pan-Afrikan Center.

Azania Tripp grew up in St. Cloud Minnesota. She has a Bachelor of Science in Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her professional career began in Detriot, Michigan focusing on suicide prevention, adverse childhood experiences, and culture as sovereignty programming development. After Michigan, she moved to New York City, she worked for an organization that supported Men of Color that were previously incarcerated, experienced unstable housing and substance abuse. Her experience then expanded as site director in developing housing for youth and young adults. She supervised staff, provide counseling services, and did grant writing. As the Diversity Specialist at North Hennepin Community College, she organized the school’s first African American Immersion tour class. Her professional philosophy is implanting courageous communication to enhance people’s growth of the self and the community. Courageous communication is creating powerful spaces where people know their worth and dignity. Azania also pursues her artistic creativity in making beautiful unique collage jewelry and her current reading focuses on Afrofuturism.

Azania’s first day will be Monday, October 26th.

You can connect with Azania at tripp@augsburg.edu
A quick e-meet over the coming weeks would be a great way to welcome her in.

MN State Senate Internship Program – Apply Now

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Senate provides an education program designed to provide opportunities for students to learn the legislative process. The 2021 legislative session will begin January 5 and is expected to conclude no later than May 17. Senate internships expose students to the legislative process and to the internal workings of a specific Senator’s office. The internships are flexible and are arranged between the individual Senator and the intern.

The due date for applications is Thursday, November 5, 2020. They will conduct screening interviews on Zoom followed by formal interviews with prospective offices shortly after that date. They hope to notify students of their status by mid to late December. The 2021 Senate internship program will be conducted remotely.

Learn More and Apply

Virtual Table – College Nannies and Tutors Hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 27th representatives from College Nannies and Tutors will host a virtual tabling event for Auggies!

Just click on the zoom link below anytime between 11:00 am-3:00 pm to learn more and ask questions. They have flexible part-time and full-time paid opportunities.
All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in working with children, College Nannies and Tutors is a perfect fit.

Virtual link for a quick chat with a recruiter

Don’t Forget to Tell Us About Your Course Experiences

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Student Survey

Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Cold weather is officially here, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom

Don’t forget flu shot clinic on Thursday 10/29

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

A reminder that if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, you will be able to get one on campus on Thursday 10/29/2020 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm in the Foss Chapel Atrium. The Center for Wellness and Counseling will host the MN Visiting Nurse Association (now Hennepin Health Care). Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $39 cash or check. Please bring your insurance card, wear short sleeves and your face covering. If you are a student without insurance, please contact me about options to get a free flu shot. Questions, please call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Help keep the Augsburg community safe and get your flu shot!!

Join the E-Learning Team for Google Drive Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Join Fellowship Friday 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.)

Update on Campus WiFi Issues Reported by Students

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

I’ve posted an update on our IT blog as to where we’re at with addressing the WiFi issues students on campus are reporting (Zoom disconnects, poor Zoom quality).
https://inside.augsburg.edu/it/2020/10/22/fall-wifi-issues-update-10-21-2020/

Thank you students who have been giving us reports using the new WiFi issue reporting form on the Tech Desk website https://inside.augsburg.edu/techdesk/ . Your time spent filling out the form helps us diagnose the problems.

WiFi issue update

Summer 2021 – Study Abroad and Away Courses are Waiting for You

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—
Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF)
HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course
ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction
—CHINA—

Music Therapy in South Africa – 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

Virtual Immersion + Augsburg Experience requirement this Spring

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

While you can’t travel to Guatemala this spring break, let Guatemala (AND El Salvador!) come to you! Join one of these cross listed classes examining religion and social change in the Central American context – and meet your Augsburg Experience requirement at the same time!

RLN 409-B Study Abroad Topics: Faith, Vocation, & Social Change – A Virtual Immersion
RLN 480-A Vocation and the Christian Faith (Also meets the Keystone requirement for some majors!)

These courses will meet in Spring 2021: face-to-face on Tuesdays and on Zoom on Thursdays. You’ll interact directly with speakers from El Salvador and Guatemala. In addition, course activities will include things like video tours of specific locations with commentary by local people (translated from Spanish or with captions).

There will be an extra course fee of $100 so that we can fairly pay the AMAZING Central American speakers you will get to meet and talk with. If you have questions about these classes, please reach out to Professor Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and register for the classes in Records & Registration!

VOTE: What’s at Stake in the 2020 Election

submitted by sederbue@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Please join us on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm for a Zoom discussion panel, VOTE: What’s At Stake In The 2020 Election?, as we discuss the importance of voting, last-minute voting info, and what’s at stake in the 2020 election!
Joining us on the panel will be Political Science Professor and Sabo Fellow, Dr. Andrew L. Aoki, and Clinical Psychology PsyD Program Director and Associate Professor, Dr. Margit Berman!
Jot this down on your calendars– you won’t want to miss it!

Zoom Link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/96529937313?pwd=VWhWdnA0eDllL3VPNGl1TmdmdzltQT09

Contact sederbue@augsburg.edu or watsonbb@augsburg.edu for questions and details!

Hope to see you there!
Elizabeth

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/96529937313?pwd=VWhWdnA0eDllL3VPNGl1TmdmdzltQT09

Focused Conversation on Residence and Student Life: Next week

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

What We’ve Learned in Residence and Student Life
Wednesday, October 28
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Sarah Griesse, dean of students; Mike Grewe, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and Hli Vang, assistant dean of students and director of Pan-Asian student services; for a discussion about what we’ve learned this semester about residence life and student life during a pandemic.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required)

All Hands Page

Students, Do you Need Help with Research Papers?

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

If you answered yes, then talk to a librarian! Reference librarians are available via Zoom each weekday 10 AM – 6 PM. Students (and faculty, too!) are invited to meet with a librarian by clicking the “Join us on Zoom” box on the library’s website.

For more in-depth research help, ask the librarian to schedule a personalized research consultation.

Lindell Library

In case you missed the EDTalk with Lyz Wendland

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education: Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design, discussed wellness, balance and boundaries inside and outside of the classroom, sharing activities practiced in her teaching.

The recording of Lyz’s talk (along with some resources she provided) is linked below and on the CTL website at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education (can only be viewed with an Augsburg account)

Chapel: Matt Maruggi

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am as we continue our religion department series. Today Matt Maruggi, associate professor of religion, is preaching. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09.
The bulletin for today is available online. http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/2020-10-22_Chapel_bulletin.pdf
Chapel services are also available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. To find the link for chapel videos, please visit the Campus Ministry calendar.

Campus Ministry Calendar

All Saints Service on November 5

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

All Saints service in chapel and Zoom on November 5 at 11:30 am. At this service we praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us, especially honoring ones who have been personally significant in our faith. We’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu.

Campus Ministry Website

Help Serve a Meal to People Experiencing Homelessness

submitted by clarkk@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Central Health Commons is looking for people interested in helping serve a community meal at Central Lutheran Church. Because of the constraints of Covid, only a certain amount of guests can enter the building at a time. And, with the cold upon us, we are trying to explore ways to allow more guests to come indoors and enjoy eating their meal inside the building. We can’t do this without more help. The meal is served Mondays 11am-2pm. Volunteer sign up’s and details can be found here https://volunteersignup.org/events/summary/165623. For questions or to explore other ways involved, email Katie at clarkk@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Health Commons Volunteer Sign Up

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair – October 30

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The 2020 Government & Nonprofit Career & Internship Fair has gone virtual! The Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association is excited to partner with Premier Virtual to host the 2020 career fair on Friday, October 30 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

This fair is open to all students and alumni! Free to participate!

Registration Process: Two Steps
1) Register in Handshake – click on Join Event
2) Register and upload your resume to the Premier Virtual Platform

View Participating Employers: http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/default.aspx

Need you resume reviewed? Virtual Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays-Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Click on the link below to go to the virtual resume and cover letter drop-in waiting room where a trained Career Peer Advisor will assist you.
Zoom Link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/93298957782

Please direct questions to careers@augsburg.edu

Register on Handshake

Mexico Study Center

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Did you know that Augsburg has a study center in Cuernavaca,Mexico? It is one of the most popular (and affordable!) study abroad destinationsfor Auggies.

Augsburg CGEE programs in Mexico are ideal for any studentinterested in learning more about social change from the Mexican perspective. Studentswill take classes in English with a cohort of other students from the U.S. and willinclude a lot of interaction with the community. Host family stays, weeklyprogramming with Mexican students from a local university, guest speakers, andexcursions are all included! Internships are also available, for those whoalready speak some Spanish (two college level courses and above).

Auggies can also complete several graduation requirements, including:Natural Science (with lab), Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences,Recreational Wellness, Humanities, Search for Meaning II, Modern Language, and AugsburgExperience.

Plan ahead now – spring 2021 semester deadline is November 1st,or, fall 2021 deadline is April 1st. See yourself studying abroad inMexico soon!

Learn more about our Mexico Study Center

Tell Us About Your Course Experiences

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Student Survey

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

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.)

Explore Google Drive with the E-Learning Team

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Student Job Available: Digitization Lab Assistant

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build technology skills for the workplace? Lindell Library is hiring a student assistant for the Digitization Lab! Help us make Augsburg’s history accessible by transforming archival resources into digital resources. You’ll build technology skills and work experience. Apply on Handshake or using this link: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=124687&CNTRNO=14&TSTMP=1603290200887

Position Description

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2021 and August 2022. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 15th to set up a meeting to learn more.

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

Forum Webinar – Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 19, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Dr. Christopher Sansone, Verticle Leadership  |  Maria Velasco, MA, Beyond Inclusion group
Cost: Free

Success in diversity and inclusion initiatives eludes many organizations. Often leaders make the fatal error of avoiding valuable resistance. In this interactive experience, you’ll explore the positive role resistance plays in the implementation of successful diversity and inclusion initiatives. Transformative leaders who know the probable sequence, sources, and variety of fears unique to diversity and inclusion change initiatives can respond proactively through open engagement.

Learning Outcomes
Understanding the role of resistance in diversity and inclusion initiatives
Recognizing resistance and how it can thwart or be openly engaged to support change
Learning leadership strategies to engage resistance as a positive force for diversity, equity, and inclusion change initiatives

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/harnessing-the-power-of-resistance-transformative-leadership-strategies/

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 23rd.

CLS Website

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

Next Week: Race, Politics, and the Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  |  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.

How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?

Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.

Learning Outcomes
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/race-politics-and-the-workplace/