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Dining services will be offering meals after sundown for students observing Ramadan. Ramadan should begin on April 12 at sundown.
From April 12 through April 29 (the last meal plan dinner for the semester), dining services will offer a meal for students observing Ramadan from 8:45-10pm each night. At these meal times, students may take with them the food needed for breakfast prior to sunrise. Please share this information with others.
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The CGEE Mexico Site wants to thank all of you who gave generous contributions to support the 5 Rios-Sanchez children after the COVID deaths of Isabel Sanchez & Moises Rios, who were an important part of the Augsburg Mexico staff for many years. We are happy to report that the youngest (11-year-old Sliri) now has a refurbished computer in order to complete her online coursework. She is very excited about having her first computer, and we are hopeful that it will help her tremendously as she does her best to keep up her straight-A average in school and someday attend university, perhaps here at Augsburg.
Thanks to you and your spreading the word, The GoFundMe campaign for the Rios-Sanchez family has already succeeded in raising more than our initial goal of US $15,000. However, we are extending the campaign due to the enormous needs of the family, so if you haven’t given yet and would like to (or want to tell friends), please do so. Thank you, Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, CGEE Mexico Site Director & Global Faculty
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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work starting May and some hours during this summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!
I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at email@example.com. Hope you will join!
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Looking for a way to keep up on some extra credits this summer? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an online course taught by CGEE staff this summer!
These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE faculty from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe using our community connections in those countries. Several courses also fulfill LAF graduation requirements!
Courses taught during Summer Time 1 (May 10 – June 25):
Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (4 credits, HIS 156)
Cross Culture Perspectives: Feminisms in the Americas (4 credits, CCS 495)
Global Competence Certificate (1 credit, INS 291)
Intercultural Communication (4 credits, COM 329)
Latin American Liberation Theologies and Social Change (RLN 336)
Mexican Cultures through Film (4 credits, credit give in either FLM 295 or FLM 495)
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Courses taught during Summer Time 2 (June 28 – August 13):
Apartheid, Mandela and Post-Apartheid Southern Africa (4 credits, HIS 195/387)
Citizen Participation within a Globalized Economy (4 credits, POL 310)
(Im)Migration, Gender and Social Change (4 credits, POL 357)
In the Aftermath of War: History, Memory and Transitional Justice in Central America (4 credits, WST 355/HIS 355)
Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Virtual Internships Summer 2021 dates: June 7 – August 13
Virtual Internships are available in multiple disciplines, virtual interns will be placed with an agency in Latin America. Spanish language is required.
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The first day of Ramadan is Tuesday, April 13. Ministry has “Blessed Ramadan” lawn signs available for you to put in your office or outside your building. If you would like a sign, please stop by the Campus Ministry office in Foss 104 or contact Janice Dames at firstname.lastname@example.org. If no one is in the office, we will have some outside the office door to pick up.
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The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.
In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.
Learn more and apply here
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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.
Academic Skills & Tutoring Information
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Are you a student who enjoys working with kids and youth? Are you still looking for a summer job? Then check out Voyageur Lutheran Camps in northern Minnesota. There are many positions available: counselor, canoe guide, program coordinators, waterfront director, kitchen assistant, and more. They are still taking applications today! Contact them with questions (vlm@VLMcamps.org) or apply today (https://www.vlmcamps.org/summer-employment).
Voyageur Lutheran Camps Summer Employment
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The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)
Application deadline: Thursday, May 13 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Tuesday, May 25 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)
Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.
For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
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Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.
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With the start of Ramadan on April 12, those that observe will be able to visit the dining hall for service. We will be serving a special menu from 8:30 to 10pm. You will also be able to take chilled breakfast items that can be consumed before sunrise.
Please direct any questions to Jeff Johnson at email@example.com