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As we are now in the 2020 holiday season the main shipping carriers have published their guidelines to have packages arrive by Christmas. If you are planning to send packages make sure to get them sent off before the following dates.
All dates listed are recommended send-by dates for contiguous US destinations. These dates are not guaranteed so earlier is always better (and cheaper).
Dec 15 – Ground – Too Late! (depending on destination)
Dec 21 – 3 Day Select
Dec 22 – 2nd Day Air
Dec 23 – Next Day Air
Dec 15 – Ground/Home – Too Late! (depending on destination)
Dec 21 – Express Saver
Dec 22 – 2Day
Dec 23 – Overnight
Dec 15 – Retail Ground – Too Late!
Dec 18 – First-Class
Dec 19 – Priority
Dec 23 – Priority Express
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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 January 22, 2021
Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)
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)
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
–MEXICO– (Apply by March 1)
Augsburg CGEE: Language and Culture
Augsburg CGEE: Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership
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
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Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.
Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.
Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.
Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.
Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)
Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).
Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (email@example.com), Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.
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Augsburg Local is partnering with the West Bank Business Association to support local businesses in our neighborhood. During this holiday season, check out the West Bank Business Association’s Buy One – Give One gift card promotion!
Buy 1 Give 1
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If you are in need of mental health resources during the semester break, here are some options for you:
1. Call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and press 1 to be connected with Protocall which provides trained mental health professionals to assist you by phone 24/7.
2. If you are in Hennepin County and having a crisis, you can call the Hennepin County Cope Team at 612-596-1223. In greater MN, text **274747 to reach a local county crisis team.
3. Free zoom or phone counseling is also available at Walk-In Counseling Center. Check out their website at https://walkin.org for more information and hours.
4. There is also a new tool on the CWC website called TAO – Therapy Assistance Online which offers a variety of self-help modules you may want to check out over the break. http://www.augsburg.edu/cwc
The CWC office will resume meeting with students via zoom when classes start on January 11, 2021. Many additional resources can be found on the CWC website at http://www.augsburg.edu/cwc
Have a safe and healthy break. See you in 2021!
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As we near the end of 2020, the human resources and payroll department would like to inform you of the following important year-end updates to ensure smooth and timely payroll and W-2 processing.
2020 Year-end HR and Payroll Updates
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Please be sure Human Resources has your current address and other information on file. For changes, please fill out the Address/Phone Number Update form below. 2020 W-2 Tax forms will be mailed at the end of January 2021, but the Post Office is unable to forward these forms. Please let us know if you’ve moved or will be moving soon. Thank you!
Augsburg Employee Address/Phone Number Update Form
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We hope everyone enjoyed the late night breakfast on Monday. It was very well attended with 215 students eating.
The winning number for the Apple Watch is…
Congratulations! Please stop at the cafeteria to receive your prize.
We hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!
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You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry. Once again we turn to patterns of prayer to anchor our days. In this Advent season, we sing Vespers, or Evening Prayer. Zach Busch and Jearlyn Steele invite us into our liturgy with depth, meaning and beauty. Come, Lord Jesus, we pray. Let it be so.
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Saliva tests for COVID-19 are available to students, faculty, and staff. These are leftover tests from the November 11 and 18 testing events we held on campus. They must be used by December 30. What you need to do:
Kits are available at Lindell Library’s circulation desk for you to pick up.
See library hours for the rest of the semester.
You are now welcome to take test kits for yourself and members of your household. Each household member taking the test must have their own email address.
You will be asked to fill out a simple form to provide your name and email address
Follow the instructions on the saliva test kit and mail it by the end of December.