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Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute 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. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington 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 2022 and August 2023. 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 1 to set up a meeting to learn more

Eligibility and Benefits

Summer Language Study with Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by raym@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.

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 8th.

CLS Website

The Writing Center is Open

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open! We are offering online tutoring for now, but will make face-to-face appointments available when we can. Online tutoring uses a combination of Google Docs and Zoom. We are open Sunday-Thursday 2-8pm. Please check out our website to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

General Announcements

Campus Cupboard Fall Shopping Hours

submitted by wolfx@augsburg.edu

Starting Tuesday 9/21, Campus Cupboard will resume in-person shopping hours: Mondays: 1-4pm and 5-7pm, Tuesdays: 9:30am-12pm, Wednesdays: 2-5pm, Thursdays: 10am-1:30pm. NEW location in Anderson Residence, room 26 (basement level). If you can’t make it to campus for in-person shopping, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu to sign up for an off-campus grocery delivery. Campus Cupboard is a free groceries resource available to all Augsburg students.

Back To School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

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

Today: Oyate Commons Extended Hours

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Oyate Commons have extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting the week of September 13th. Open hours will extend to 6:30pm. Oyate Commons assists students with study abroad, scholarships and internships opportunities and so much more. If you want to learn more about Oyate Commons stop by anytime!

Location: Lower level of Christensen Center ( next to the Auggie Nest)

If you have any questions please email mss@augsburg.edu.

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 programs have a travel component on spring break, with various course options for each, and both programs fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement. These programs are open to students in good standing:

****ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC … choose one course:

HIS 195 (Humanities credit) or RLN 205 (Search for Meaning II credit)

see website, linked below, for full course and program details

****WRITING LA DOLCE VITA: FOOD, CULTURE AND ART IN ITALY … choose 1 or 2 courses:

ENL 221 – Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction
HIS 170 — Food: A Global History, fulfills a Humanities requirement
HIS 440 — Topics: Food: A Global History

see website, linked below, for full course and program details

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.

Short-term Abroad and Away in Summer 2022

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away programs in summer are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different! Summer 2022 has several short program options, each with different course choices, and you only commit to 2-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfil the Augsburg Experience requirement. Check them out!

****Community, Arts, and Culture in PUERTO RICO, USA

One course opton: THR 295 – Art for Social Change, fulfills a Fine Arts requirement

****Economic Crisis, Small Business, and Ethics in GREECE

Choose one course: Business, Economics, and Ethics in the Greek context: BUS 495, ECO 495, or Keystone 490

****Innovation & Design in the NETHERLANDS: Past & Present

Choose one ART and one HIS course:

Innovation in the Netherlands – HIS 195 (fulfills Humanities requirement) or HIS 440 (upper elective)

and

Intro or Advanced Digital Photography – ART 133 (fulfills Fine Arts requirement) or ART 333

****Music Therapy in SOUTH AFRICA

Choose one course: MUS 374 or 474 – Music Therapy Practicum

Grad student course options: MUS 511 and/or MUS 582

****Augsburg in MEXICO

Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry

Applications for these programs are due January 31 — 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 program details and apply online

Due October 1 – Spring ‘22 Semester-long Study Abroad and Away Applications

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Applications for semester-long spring study abroad and away programs are due October 1. This includes all semester programs at Augsburg Exchange Partner and affiliate programs.

For semester programs at Augsburg CGEE locations in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa, October 1 is the priority deadline, with a final deadline of November 1.

Anyone with questions about semester-long study abroad programs should contact abroad@augsburg.edu

To search programs and get started, visit our website

Meet the Strommen Career Peer Advisors

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Stop in the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s) and meet with our Career Peer Advisors for a resume or cover letter review. They are trained, ready, and available to review these documents for you. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursday 9-11am.

Check out online, on-demand career readiness resources on our Strommen Community Moodle Site

Event Announcements

Farewell Gathering Planned for Denielle Stepka

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

Come celebrate Denielle Stepka’s new career opportunity during an on-campus farewell event planned for Wednesday, September 29, from 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Denielle will be leaving her position as the Assistant Director of Marketing to pursue a new role with Wixon Jewelers. During her more than seven-year employment at Augsburg, Denielle has been exceptional at finding creative ways to enhance Augsburg’s print pieces, on-campus spaces, and digital properties through design. We thank her for years of dedication to Augsburg (and Luther Seminary!) and for the many ways she has supported students, faculty, and staff.

We will host a gathering outdoors on the quad for the university community. But, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll celebrate in the Christensen Center’s Student Art Gallery area instead.

Drop by, grab a sweet treat, and wish Denielle well.

Add the event to your calendar

Auggie Connect – Sverdrup 102 on September 27

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Over the last school year, it felt difficult to connect and we are glad to be able to reconnect. Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM beginning September 20. Meeting topics may include assistive technology, communicating effectively with instructors, managing stress and other topics of interest to you. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102 on 9/27) or via Zoom. Contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for disability-related accommodations.
See you Monday!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting September 27

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance 15th Annual Kick-Off

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Friday September 24, 2021 6pm – 8pm (CST) Virtual over Zoom

Join Minnesota’s Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) for our 15th annual Kick-Off! Zoom in to hear our featured guest speakers, Dr. Maria Uloko, MD, host of the podcast Battle Cry, and Haley Carrero, Accenture, a former LS-NSSA Scholar. Also you will learn about helpful resources and opportunities within the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance, and get a chance to listen to our scholars as they present the research they’ve been working on this past year. Get pumped for the academic year with us, and find out how LS-NSSA can support your journey in STEM! .

The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) is a 14-member partnership among Minnesota colleges, universities, and community organizations committed to supporting multicultural students towards bachelor’s degrees in STEM.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, 3M Foundation, and Alliance partner institutions.

Zoom link: https://umn.zoom.us/j/94071414973?pwd=ODlzY0NoWTdyMllyVWZYa3FlN1Vjdz09
Meeting ID: 940 7141 4973
Password: V9F85A

Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium, October 5

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

The Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

All Things Are New: The Language of Our Life in the Face of Empire

Brian Bantum, PhD
Neil F. And Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

It’s difficult to remember a time when there was order and expectation. Uncertainty and chaos feel like the norm. Problems seem too big to overcome, and words are too weak to point a way forward. How do we speak of God? How do we live in the face of chaos? As we begin a new season, let us reflect on a God who creates in the chaos and becomes flesh in the face of empire.

Brian Bantum, PhD, writes, speaks, and teaches on identity, racial imagination, creating spaces of justice, and the intersection of theology and embodiment for audiences around the United States. He is a contributing editor of The Christian Century and is the author of “Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity,” “The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World,” and “Choosing Us: Marriage and Mutual Flourishing in a World of Difference,” which he co-authored with his spouse, Gail Song Bantum.

About the Christensen Symposium

The Christensen Symposium provides the opportunity to explore and apply the lessons rooted in former Augsburg President Bernhard M. Christensen’s legacy:
• Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
• Diversity strengthens vital communities.
• Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
• The love of Christ draws us to God.
• We are called to service in the world.

Livestream link will also be available and posted in advance

Info Session TODAY: Gilman Scholarship- Big $$$ for Study Abroad

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to one of the Gilman Scholarship info sessions to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSIONS

Wednesday Sept 22, 3:30-4:30pm in OGC 100

Thursday, Sept 23, 3:45-4:45 pm in OGC 100

To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due October 5*** for study abroad in spring 2022, summer or fall/academic year 2022. March 1 deadline for summer and fall 2022 programs and beyond.

Have questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu or

studyabroad.augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Forum Webinar Identifying and Eliminating Systemic Barriers to Employment for Immigrants and Refugees

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 21, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Lynn Thompson, Hospitality Career Pathway  |  Scarlett Xiong, Hospitality Career Pathway
Cost: Free

Register at, https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/identifying-and-eliminating-systemic-barriers-to-employment-for-immigrants-and-refugees/

Participants will be able to identify the unique barriers that immigrants and refugees face in employment. Learn creative and innovative ways the International Institute has found to address these barriers and help immigrants and refugees overcome them. Hear from employer partners who have benefited from trained employees as well as get a glimpse at the curriculum and employment navigation tools utilized in helping immigrants and refugees overcome barriers in order to achieve their dreams and goals. Finally, participants will be introduced to program participants who have benefited from the Hospitality Career Pathway.

Learning Outcomes
Identify barriers to employment for Immigrants and Refugees
Recognize the importance of employer partnerships in employment navigation
Understand the importance of a holistic approach to employment navigation

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/identifying-and-eliminating-systemic-barriers-to-employment-for-immigrants-and-refugees/

Psychology Club Introductory Meeting Thursday, September 23

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

The psychology club is back, and this open session sets the stage for club’s epic return. Whether you’re a psychology or biopsychoogy major, or are just interested in learning more about the field, we welcome everyone to join!

You’ll be able to meet two faculty advisors (Alex Ajayi & Ben Denkinger), and get a chance to meet other students interested in psychology. We’ll talk about some upcoming events and opportunities, gather your suggestions and ideas for events, and identify those who are interested in taking on student leadership positions.

We will meet on Thursday, 9/23, from 11:30 am – 12pm in Hagfors 252 in the psychology wing. We hope to see you there!

Blessing of the Animals – Photos Requested

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

On Friday, October 1, Campus Ministry will have a Blessing of the Animals service in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures.

We invite students, staff, and faculty to bring their animals for a blessing that morning, but we would also like to have a slideshow of some of our dear animal friends. If you have an animal friend or pet that you would like to have in the slideshow, please send a photo to Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu by Wednesday, September 29.

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1 p.m.

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

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Personal Care Assistance 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! Receive a 500 dollar bonus if you work until the end of the semester.

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!