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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)

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

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

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

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

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!

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.)

General Announcements

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

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

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.

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

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

Event Announcements

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/

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!!

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

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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