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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Deadline TODAY: Drawing for Prizes Worth up to $500 for Vaccinated Students

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

All students vaccinated by August 31 are eligible to enter a drawing for a series of prizes that include either a $200 VISA gift card, a parking pass for the 2021-22 academic year (surface lot and street parking only) or $500 discounts on Augsburg dining and bookstore purchases.

To enter the drawing, you must have received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before 11:59 p.m. on August 31. By entering this raffle, you give Augsburg University permission to confirm your vaccination status with the Minnesota Department of Health or to contact you to upload an image of your vaccination card to validate your vaccination status.

This fall, vaccinated students will no longer be required to quarantine (if no symptoms) if exposed to someone with COVID-19. Learn more about the vaccines here: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/vaccine-info/

As a reminder, the Augsburg University Helpline is available to answer questions from students, faculty, and staff. Email helpline@augsburg.edu or call 612-474-3100.

Prize Details:

Two winners will receive $500 in Augsburg dining services flex points OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Two winners will receive an Augsburg commuter or resident student parking permit for the academic year OR a $200 VISA card.

Two winners will receive a $500 discount at the bookstore OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Enter the raffle here.

Teaching and Learning

Forum Podcast Ep. 72: How Different Philosophies of Race Can Help us Heal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Sheena Mason (Theory of Racelessness) deep dives into the concept of race and how by knowing more about race philosophy, we can begin to intentionally uproot racism in our everyday lives.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p72/

General Announcements

Student Employee Position in the CLASS Office

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

The CLASS Disability Resources Office is hiring one additional student employee (access assistant) for this academic year for approximately 8-10 hours a week. The CLASS Office leads the Augsburg community in advancing disability access and equity. We welcome any student to apply for this position that wants to help us in upholding our mission. Availability to work on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am is needed at this time. Please visit Handshake to apply.

Study Indigenous Peoples Around the World at Model UN this Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American Model United Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to theUnited Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

We will accept applications until September 1, 2021 or until the program fills.

Prerequisite: students must complete thePOL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of September 1!

Two Student Worker Positions Open in CGEE – Marketing, Outreach, Communications

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (study abroad & away office) is hiring students for fall! We have TWO positions available, both with a focus on marketing and outreach, among other duties.

Students interested in using and growing their communication, marketing, graphic design, and/or social media skills are highly encouraged to apply! No study abroad/away experience is required.

Look for the CGEE student jobs on Handshake, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to your application!

Find full details and apply online via Handshake

Spring Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Application: Due September 15

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship for study abroad, for spring semester, is due September 15. Don’t delay!

Eligibility and application instructions can be found on the scholarship website. All students planning to study abroad for the spring semester should check it out!

Study Abroad & Away is for every Auggie. It’s never too early, or too late, to learn more about how off-campus opportunities can work for you! To search programs and schedule an advising appointment, visit

studyabroad.augsburg.edu

FEA Scholarship information and online application

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester classes have a travel component on spring break. These programs are open to students in good standing:

**ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC

**WRITING LA DOLCE VITA: FOOD, CULTURE AND ART IN ITALY

Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

Students, Do You Love Vocal Harmony? Do You Need Some Choir in Your Life?

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

AUGSBURG’S CHORAL PROGRAM HAS A PLACE FOR YOU.

Choristers at Augsburg sing music from the cloisters of Medieval France, the fields of Bulgaria, the Township choirs of South Africa, the churches of the rural Southeastern US, the concert halls of New York City, and more. Our choral ensembles concertize with professional singers and instrumentalist from across the country and abroad, collaborate with musical youth from the Twin Cities metro area, and connect our voices to civic life and the wider society.

For information on our choirs and our audition procedures, click here:

https://www.augsburg.edu/music/ensembles/choral-studies/

We can’t wait to hear you!

For All Augsburg Students and Employees Who Love A Capella Singing:

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

You’re invited!

Join Season 2 of the Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir
and learn to sing in vocal-harmony traditions from all over the world.

Featuring direct instruction from culture-bearers in the following traditions:

Village song from Bosnia, Appalachia, and Sweden
Traditional Black Gospel hymnody
Harmonized folk melody from Madagascar and the Siberian Shtetl
Sufi devotional singing from Bosnia
Black South African choral music
Polyphony from the Republic of Georgia

Class/rehearsal held weekly onsite at Augsburg University, Fridays 4:30-6:00.

Open to all students for registration in MUS 392, by permission of instructor. (May be taken for 1 or 0 credit.) Open free-of-charge to all Augsburg employees via community registration track. All interested must contact Dr. Kristina Boerger: boerger@augsburg.edu

For full details, visit: http://web.augsburg.edu/music/GLOBALHARMONY.pdf

Student Workers Wanted: Athletics Sports Information

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Athletics Sports Information is seeking 5-10 student employees for 2021-22 academic year. If you enjoy sports, this is a great job for you! Work home athletic events and get paid. Hours are flexible, directly reflecting the home athletic event schedule. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills and gain new experiences. If you are interested in learning more, you can view the job on Handshake or email holmesa@augsburg.edu

Sports Information Student Assistant – Job Posting

Student Workers Wanted: Assistant Enrollment Counselor, Student Finances

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

Student Financial Services is seeking 2-3 student employees for the 2021-22 academic year. This is a great opportunity to gain new professional skills in an office setting. Important skills that you will develop and/or cultivate are:

• Interpersonal Communications
• Problem Solving
• Project Management

If you are interested, please APPLY NOW on Handshake or through the link below. If you have any questions about the position, please email our office at studentfinances@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and apply today!

Faculty and Staff: Remember to Complete Your Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program Workshops

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program workshops are offered before the start of school and throughout the academic year. To find and register for workshops, visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Events Calendar at https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/events-calendar/.

A full listing of all workshops can also be found at the link below.

Note: Always check the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Events Calendar the day of your scheduled workshop for last minute day, time, and/or location changes.

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program 2021-2022 Schedule

Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff Invited to Lunch With First-Year Students TODAY

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

TODAY on the Quad:

11:00-11:30 a.m. Faculty and staff are invited to come together with colleagues you haven’t seen in a while (and to meet new ones!).

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch with students, staff, and faculty on the quad.

Paul will welcome new students. We encourage staff and faculty to stay to add your applause.

Gym if it rains.

Theater Department Welcome Back Meeting

submitted by moellerj@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in theater? Want to know when our productions will take place and how you can be a part of them?
Join us for our Welcome Back Meeting! This is a great opportunity to meet everyone and learn more about ways to be involved.

Welcome Back Meeting
Thursday, September 1st, 3:45 – 4:45
Tjornholm- Nelson Theater

We look forward to seeing you!

Student Organization—Sign up for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg

submitted by huntert2@augsburg.edu

Calling all student organizations!

Sign up to be a vendor during this year’s Taste of Augsburg Homecoming event. Interact with fellow students, alumni, and friends of the university while fundraising for your student group!

As a vendor, students are encouraged to sell a product (food, pom poms, etc.), or a service (carnival game, face painting, etc.). Groups are responsible for the cost of the product/service, but any profit made will be yours to keep.

See more important details below:

Booths tied to the football game will have an option to close at 1 pm.
Alumni Relations will be awarding up to $1,000 in seed money for student groups & athletic teams to help purchase supplies. Money will be awarded on a rolling basis until all money is spent.
Up to $100 for groups offering food—main or side dishes
Up to $50 for groups offering dessert or beverage items
$25-$50 for groups offering games or activities

Fill out the Seed Money Application by Friday, September 23, 2021.

Vendor Registration is open through Friday, September 17, 2021.

Remember, first come first serve to claim booth items—so start talking to your group now.

Questions? Contact Tia’Lana Hunter at huntert2@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1171.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SIGN-UP

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 15

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to you, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, September 15

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for great gift cards!

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away & get a fair preview!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second 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 some hours during this Fall semester! 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 barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!