Open Enrollment Begins on November 1 – Register for an Information Session

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment is November 1-12. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. All sessions will be virtual again this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:

Registration is open for Monday, November 1; Friday, November 5; Tuesday, November 9.

Monday 11/1 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

(https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kduyprDMsH9PZsU9niuWyO1TL1YsHtWGk)

Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am

(https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfu6trz0sG9Fz71-pmYAz6LcCw7d5ajMR)

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

(https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkf-Gvqj4sGdBqHi3fv9yUPVBZS0_hV74S)

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.

The 2022 Benefits Resource guide is published here below ~

Link to 2022 Benefits Guide ~ (https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/benefits/)

This link leads to our HR Benefits Hub; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header to view.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Human Resources Portal

Where to Find Human Resources Information

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet (inside.augsburg.edu). All necessary forms can be found at (https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/forms/) where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at (https://augsburg.leapfile.net).

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below:
studentemployment@augsburg.edu ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions
payroll@augsburg.edu ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions
hr@augsburg.edu ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Human Resources Portal

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

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. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102, near Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for disability-related accommodations.
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting Monday

Ellie Peters Article In Science

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

Ellyn Peters, 18’ Chemistry, earning her PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Utah, recently co-published a research article, “Univariate classification of phosphine ligation state and reactivity in cross-coupling catalysis,” in Science. In her time at Augsburg, Ellie conducted research with Dr. Mike Wentzel over the course of two summers, one summer sponsored by donor Dr. Terry Lindstrom and one sponsored by Give to the Max. Ellie also was a lab supervisor, peer mentor, teaching assistant, and Gyberg Fellow.

Link to article

Chapel: Professor Mary Lowe

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Professor Mary Lowe preach as part of the religion department series “A Reformation for Our Time.” Dr. Lowe’s sermon tomorrow is “Infused With God’s Word.” We will also be blessing the Women’s Hockey Team. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.
Thursday chapel with Hans Wiersma

Thursday chapel with Hans Wiersma

Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS – Monday, Nov. 1

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Telling stories well is a powerful skill that can be used to influence, teach, and inspire. But what makes storytelling so effective for learning? Stories share culture, history, thoughts, and values. Storytelling connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps, allowing you to publish and share your story around the World. Please join your Academic LFCs for a workshop: Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS. Monday, November 1 from 10:00 – 10:45am

Zoom link

Fellowship Friday

submitted by robinson@augsburg.edu

How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over. Resilience is not a given, but we are all in this together and we need to get out of together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching staff and faculty join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department at 4:30 this Friday to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year. (Sorry if you came last week–something came up and I was unable to attend)

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/93915792817?pwd=M3NYWHlkSGtIK2tQM3JwU1JKNjBPUT09

You Have Two More Chances to See the Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White”

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

You still have time to reserve your tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez!

Performances will be held Today and Tomorrow at 7pm in the Foss Center!

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID in order to come to the performance. Along with this, all patrons must wear a mask inside all Augsburg buildings. Additionally, we will not be accepting late seating, so make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance.

We will not be selling tickets at the door, so make sure to reserve your seat beforehand.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

Forum Podcast Ep. 78: ERGs – An Untapped Resource Worthy of Your Investment

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p78/

Faculty Invited – Provost Search Listening Sessions

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

AGB Search firm has been engaged to assist with the provost search. Representatives from AGB Search are inviting faculty to participate in listening sessions. Listening sessions will be offered, via Zoom, on Mon. Nov. 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Thur. Nov. 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Given the Zoom format, AGB Search has asked that each session be limited to 25 participants. If the response to the sessions warrants, a third session will be added. Please watch Amail for further updates.

Please use the registration form – linked below – to register for one of the upcoming sessions.

Questions may be directed to Cyndi Berg in the Office of the President, bergc2@augsburg.edu.

Listening Sessions Registration Form

Trick-or-Treat Yourself Using 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

Residential Student? Check your Campus Box

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Are you a student living on campus? You have a campus box. Even if you are not expecting mail you still may be getting mail. Mailboxes are located on the main floor of the Christensen Center and can be checked any time you have access to the building. If you don’t know or forgot your campus box number you can check anytime by searching yourself with the Augsburg Directory. There are some boxes that are getting full, if this happens you mail will be bundled and labeled as a package in shipping/receiving.

Thank You!
Augsburg Mail Room Staff

Augsburg Directory

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only)

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Central America and Southern Africa offer Auggies the opportunity to spend a transformative semester immersed in community abroad. With a small cohort of peers, you will engage with the courses, the places you visit, and the people you meet. These programs are perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. The programs listed below are available in both fall and spring semesters. You can use all your financial aid, receive an automatic $1500 Travel Grant, and you can apply for additional scholarships, too!

Check out the options:

CENTRAL AMERICA: Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement

~~three countries in one semester: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador

~~Courses in Spanish, Religion, History or Women’s & Gender Studies, and Political Science

~~Host family stays help you improve Spanish skills quickly

~~All courses in English, no Spanish knowledge required

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind

~~travel to South Africa and Namibia in one semester, FREE airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022

~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness

~~Internships available in a variety of fields

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for fall semester programs

Get more information about classes and costs, and apply online here

Wear Your Support: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire Merchandise

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT: INTRODUCING NEW MNUDL MERCHANDISE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by hildena@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. Applications are due NOVEMBER 1

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)

****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
This program is FULL, but applications are being accepted for the Wait List

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.

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on NOVEMBER 1:

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

2022 Student Leadership Application

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

Apply Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctfOrt1VpVxBqco21z2izJNsG6PosCIOtITA94DHBX3Lrm6Q/viewform

Thor Heyerdahl International Conference: November 10, 2021

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Take part in the Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2021 webinar focusing on “Migration and Identity.” President Paul Pribbenow will present during this event sharing our story in his session titled “Hospitality is not Enough: Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.”

President Pribbenow’s presentation is one of many—highlighting the theme on both sides of the Atlantic!

Join us VIRUTALLY on November 10, 2021.

See event details on FaceBook

Open Enrollment Begins on November 1 – Register for an Information Session

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment is November 1-12. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. All sessions will be virtual again this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:

Registration is open for Monday, November 1; Friday, November 5; Tuesday, November 9.

*Copy the full link and paste to your browser*

Monday 11/1  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kduyprDMsH9PZsU9niuWyO1TL1YsHtWGk

Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfu6trz0sG9Fz71-pmYAz6LcCw7d5ajMR

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkf-Gvqj4sGdBqHi3fv9yUPVBZS0_hV74S

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.

The 2022 Benefits Resource guide is published here below ~

Link to Benefits Guide

This link leads to our HR Benefits page; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

 

Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s Brand Perception Studies: TODAY

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join Stephen Jendraszak, associate vice president for marketing and communication, and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, for a look at two studies of how Augsburg is perceived in the Twin Cities and Rochester. The first benchmark study was conducted in 2017, and a second was fielded this spring to measure change since that time. Learn more about how the general public sees Augsburg and our competitors.

Focused Conversation: Brand Perception Studies
Thursday, October 28
11 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Faculty Invited – Provost Search Listening Sessions

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

AGB Search firm has been engaged to assist with the provost search. Representatives from AGB Search are inviting faculty to participate in listening sessions. Listening sessions will be offered, via Zoom, on Mon. Nov. 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Thur. Nov. 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Given the Zoom format, AGB Search has asked that each session be limited to 25 participants. If the response to the sessions warrants, a third session will be added. Please watch Amail for further updates.

Please use the registration form – linked below – to register for one of the upcoming sessions.

Questions may be directed to Cyndi Berg in the Office of the President, bergc2@augsburg.edu.

Thank you.

Listening Sessions Registration Form

Hmong Women Together: Hmong Historical Art Appreciation Event

submitted by hermm6@augsburg.edu

Hmong Women Together is having a Hmong Historical Art Appreciation event that will discuss the history of Hmong art and how it has evolved over time. Join us to learn more about Hmong Art within the community and around the world. We will be having embroidery kits for you all to create your own art! Halloween goody bags will be distributed to those who attend. There will also be limited free food so bring your friends, come find out and have fun :)!

Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2021
Time: 5:30:7:30PM
Location: Hagfors 106

Please RSVP here:
https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7535830

NOTE: Please have your campus clear app ready!
** If there are any questions or concerns, email: hermm6@augsburg.edu or vangcc7@augsburg.edu **

Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White” Opens Tonight

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

Tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez, are officially on sale!

Performances will be held on October 28th-30th at 7pm in the Foss Center!

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID in order to come to the performance. Along with this, all patrons must wear a mask inside all Augsburg buildings. Additionally, we will not be accepting late seating, so make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance.

We will not be selling tickets at the door, so make sure to reserve your seat beforehand.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

Forum Podcast Ep. 78: ERGs – An Untapped Resource Worthy of Your Investment

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p78/

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences from Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

All Saints Commemoration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We will hold an All Saints service in chapel November 5 at 10:40 am. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. At this service we praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us, especially honoring ones who have been personally significant in our faith. We’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu.

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only)

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Central America and Southern Africa offer Auggies the opportunity to spend a transformative semester immersed in community abroad. With a small cohort of peers, you will engage with the courses, the places you visit, and the people you meet. These programs are perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. The programs listed below are available in both fall and spring semesters. You can use all your financial aid, receive an automatic $1500 Travel Grant, and you can apply for additional scholarships, too!

Check out the options:

CENTRAL AMERICA: Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement

~~three countries in one semester: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador

~~Courses in Spanish, Religion, History or Women’s & Gender Studies, and Political Science

~~Host family stays help you improve Spanish skills quickly

~~All courses in English, no Spanish knowledge required

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind

~~travel to South Africa and Namibia in one semester, FREE airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022

~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness

~~Internships available in a variety of fields

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for fall semester programs

Get more information about classes and costs, and apply online here

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

submitted by hildena@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 details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on NOVEMBER 1:

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

Supporting Undocumented Students Virtual Event

submitted by mmedina@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff, please join us on Friday, November 5th from 10:30 -11:30 am for a presentation on how to support undocumented students. This is a virtual event and will be hosted by Multicultural Life/Latinx Student Services.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 992 8792 4833
Passcode: XFThYJ4Q
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Find your local number: https://augsburg.zoom.us/u/adgROrfnJm

Join Zoom Meeting

Nominate Awesome Auggie Staff

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

Do you know someone who has recently completed a significant project, implemented an innovative idea, or worked creatively across divisions or departments? If so, nominate them for an Auggie Pride Award today!

The Auggie Pride Awards are part of a peer recognition program that honors individual staff members who have made a significant contribution to department, division, or University-wide goals. All nominations are submitted through an online form and considered by Staff Senate. Nominations are kept on a rolling basis throughout the Academic Year, and awards are distributed to two staff every month.

Those honored will receive a letter from Staff Senate (including some text from the nomination letters) and a $25 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

We welcome Auggie Pride nominations for staff whom you do not directly supervise. If you would like to nominate someone, please use the Auggie Pride submission form.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/

Trick-or-Treat Yourself Using 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

2022 Student Leadership Applications are Open

submitted by stockare@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

Apply Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctfOrt1VpVxBqco21z2izJNsG6PosCIOtITA94DHBX3Lrm6Q/viewform

Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS – Monday, Nov. 1

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Telling stories well is a powerful skill that can be used to influence, teach, and inspire. But what makes storytelling so effective for learning? Stories share culture, history, thoughts, and values. Storytelling connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allow you to create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps, allowing you to publish and share your story around the World. Please join your Academic LFCs on Monday, 11/1 from 10-10:45 am for a workshop: Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS. The zoom link is provided below.

Zoom link

Wear Your Support: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire Merchandise

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT: INTRODUCING NEW MNUDL MERCHANDISE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Quiet Space for Virtual Interviews

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center is excited to announce that we now have a quiet space available in our suite for students to participate in virtual interviews with employers. The room is equipped with all of the necessary technology, including a large screen, microphone and camera!

Should you find that you have a virtual interview coming up, email careers@augsburg.edu or stop by our office in Suite 100 of the Christensen Center to reserve our conference room

Need to practice your interviewing skills?

Check out our Community Moodle site -Interviewing Tips & Resources. Here you will find information on Big Interview where you can learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.

Questions – careers@augsburg.edu

Strommen Center Community Moodle Resources

Walk Over to the Government and Nonprofit With Strommen

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 29th – FREE
U of M, Coffman Memorial Union (short 10 minute walk)
All students are invited!
If you are interested in walking over as a group, please meet in the Strommen Center no later than 10:40 a.m.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

Are you seeking an internship or full-time career (now or in the near future) in a government or non-profit setting? The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. Registered employers are listed http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/

Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Trained Career Peer Advisors :
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-2pm & Thursday 9am – 11am

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

Stop Line 3 Student Led Walkout This Friday

submitted by carreraa@augsburg.edu

Auggies, join us in taking action standing in solidarity with water protectors, and calling out funders of the Line 3 pipeline. Let’s demand an immediate end to the funding of fossil fuel. We will be meeting in Murphy Square at 2:00pm, where we will be making posters. Students will arrange their own transportation to get to the rally location.
For any questions please contact @carreraa@augsburg.edu

Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Telling stories well is a powerful skill that can be used to influence, teach, and inspire. But what makes storytelling so effective for learning? Stories share culture, history, thoughts, and values. Storytelling connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps, allowing you to publish and share your story around the World. Please join your Academic LFCs for a workshop: Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS. Monday, November 1 from 10:00 – 10:45am

Zoom link

How to Get Affordable Health Insurance?

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

Questions about getting health insurance through MNCare programs like Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare? MNsure certified navigators from Health Access MN will provide information about these programs and other options; there will be lots of time for Q&A! Many college students qualify for low cost insurance and don’t realize it! If you don’t have health insurance or want to learn more about it, check this out! Presentation will include info for undocumented students. Health Access MN provides free, one-on-one assistance with health insurance 651-645-0215, info@healthaccess.mn, www.healthaccess.mn, sponsored by the Center for Wellness & Counseling, Augsburg

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVdO-74LRGz/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Augsburg Is a 20-Year Top Producer of Gilman Scholars

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University was recognized yesterday by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for having produced the most Gilman recipients over the past 20 years in the “small institutions” category.

60 Augsburg students have used Gilman awards toward a study abroad experience since 2001!

This amazing accomplishment would not have been possible without the dedication of MANY people on campus to Gilman’s mission to make study abroad more accessible and inclusive. Special thanks to Leah Spinosa de Vega for recognizing the potential for Gilman winners at Augsburg so many years ago, and putting the recruitment building blocks in place. Thanks also to all the staff in the TRIO office for collaborating on workshops each semester and tirelessly identifying and encouraging great applicants. Their work to promote student success stories has helped more Auggies SEE themselves as Gilman winners.

Especially during this pandemic time when many study abroad experiences have been interrupted and even Gilman awards were not available due to COVID, Augsburg staff and faculty can be proud that so many Auggies have had transformative experiences abroad thanks to Gilman scholarships over the last 20 years.

Established in 2001, the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has provided scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduate students who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate. Since the program’s inception, more than 34,000 Gilman Scholars have studied or interned in more than 155 countries.

Learn more about Gilman Scholarships!

Considering Retirement? Attend the “Taking the Mystery out of Medicare” Webinar TODAY

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

Are you considering retirement but have questions about Medicare? Medicare expert Gary Deese, with TLC Insurance Group will present a one-hour webinar that will take the mystery out of Medicare. How does it work? What are my options? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C & D? How do I save money and have great Medicare benefits as I continue to work from age 65 on, without having to draw my SS if I choose not to? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this training sponsored by Human Resources.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 Virtual Session at 12:00 PM ~

Email hr@augsburg.edu for the link.

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.

 

Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s Brand Perception Studies: Thursday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join Stephen Jendraszak, associate vice president for marketing and communication, and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, for a look at two studies of how Augsburg is perceived in the Twin Cities and Rochester. The first benchmark study was conducted in 2017, and a second was fielded this spring to measure change since that time. Learn more about how the general public sees Augsburg and our competitors.

Focused Conversation: Brand Perception Studies
Thursday, October 28
11 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Staff Pay Increase Letters

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Staff who were eligible for the pay increase, which was approved by the Board of Regents, and referenced at the Fall All-Hands Meeting, received SignNow invitations via email to acknowledge their updated pay.

Please note that these letters have been sent from the HR@augsburg.edu email by Human Resources staff, through our secure SignNow link, and are safe to open. There is a letter from President Pribbenow on the first page, followed by the wage notice document, with fields for you to add signature and date.

If you have any questions, please email us at HR@augsburg.edu. Thank you!

2022 Benefits Guide is Here – Open Enrollment Begins on November 1

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment is November 1-12. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. All sessions will be virtual again this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:

Additional information and Zoom links will be provided later this week

Monday 11/1 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am
Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The 2022 Benefits Resource guide is published here.

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Augsburg 2022 Benefits Guide

Faculty Invited – Provost Search Listening Sessions

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

AGB Search firm has been engaged to assist with the provost search. Representatives from AGB Search are inviting faculty to participate in listening sessions. Listening sessions will be offered, via Zoom, on Mon. Nov. 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Thur. Nov. 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Given the Zoom format, AGB Search has asked that each session be limited to 25 participants. If the response to the sessions warrants, a third session will be added. Please watch Amail for further updates.

Please use the registration form – linked below – to register for one of the upcoming sessions.

Questions may be directed to Cyndi Berg in the Office of the President, bergc2@augsburg.edu.

Thank you.

Listening Sessions Registration Form

Brad Hagen, Co-Curating for UST and St. Paul Almanac

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg English Department congratulates alum Brad Hagen, who has been selected by the Saint Paul Almanac and the University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership to co-curate and develop a storytelling contest, “The Power of Storytelling for Environmental Justice in Our Communities.” The Partnership notes that “this contest seeks to bring awareness and inspire creative storytelling around the theme of environmental justice. In Minnesota, along with every state in the nation, Black, Brown, Indigenous and low-wealth communities are disproportionately affected by climate change and environmental pollution. We need storytelling that speaks to our communities’ lived experiences. This contest will encourage the community to create and share challenging and joyful narratives to combat environmental injustice and work towards an environmentally just future.” The contest will be open to Minnesotans of all ages.

Brad, an exemplary Augsburg alum, is currently at the University of Minnesota pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing. Last year, he taught Intro to Creative Writing, and this year he’s teaching Multicultural Literature of the United States. His thesis is a memoir, and he has been working closely with well-known Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang, the Edelstein-Keller Writer in Residence. Brad is also working toward an Ojibwe language certification at the U and remains deeply committed to serving his community, through his continued work with Indian Education.

Chapel: Professor Russell Kleckley

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel for the second chapel in the religion department series “A Reformation for Our Time.” Today, Russell Kleckley will be preaching on “Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague: the Answer May (or May Not) Surprise You.” Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Tuesday’s Chapel with Prof. Phil Quanbeck II

Forum Podcast Ep. 78: ERGs – An Untapped Resource Worthy of Your Investment

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p78/

Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Telling stories well is a powerful skill that can be used to influence, teach, and inspire. But what makes storytelling so effective for learning? Stories share culture, history, thoughts, and values. Storytelling connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allow you to create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps, allowing you to publish and share your story around the World. Please join your Academic LFCs for a workshop: Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS.

Monday, November 1 from 10:00 – 10:45am

Zoom link

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White” are On Sale

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

Tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez, are officially on sale!

Performances will be held on October 28th-30th at 7pm in the Foss Center!

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID in order to come to the performance. Along with this, all patrons must wear a mask inside all Augsburg buildings. Additionally, we will not be accepting late seating, so make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

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

submitted by hildena@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!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by hildena@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. Applications are due NOVEMBER 1

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)

****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
This program is FULL, but applications are being accepted for the Wait List

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.

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

submitted by hildena@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 and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

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

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on NOVEMBER 1:

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

Trick-or-Treat Yourself Using 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

Wear Your Support: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire Merchandise

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT: INTRODUCING NEW MNUDL MERCHANDISE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Still Time to Register: Government and Nonprofit Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 29th – FREE
U of M, Coffman Memorial Union (short 10 minute walk)
All students are invited!
Meet at the Strommen Center at 10:25am if you would like to walk over with a group.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

Are you seeking an internship or full-time career (now or in the near future) in a government or non-profit setting? The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. Registered employers are listed http://www.togpartners.com/govnonprofitfair/

Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Trained Career Peer Advisors :
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-2pm & Thursday 9am – 11am

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

2022 Student Leadership Applications are Open

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctfOrt1VpVxBqco21z2izJNsG6PosCIOtITA94DHBX3Lrm6Q/viewform

Get paid to be a Mentor for High School Students

submitted by eldridge@augsburg.edu

Do you have youth development skills? Are you curious to talk with high school youth about their faith? Would you like to be a mentor at an awesome week long institute in summer 2022, and get paid to be a leader?

Then APPLY TODAY to be Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor! This application allows student leaders to apply and interview for multiple positions at one time. Check it out! Applications are due Wed, Nov 10th and interviews will be on Sat, Nov 13th.

You can learn more about AYTI on the website (https://www.augsburg.edu/ayti/), or questions about AYTI can be directed to Adrienne in CCV at eldridge@augsburg.edu or Pastor Babette in Campus Ministry at chatmanb@augsburg.edu.

Apply to be an AYTI Mentor Today!

Updated announcement Re. Pat Parker

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Please see the updated announcement below.

* * *

Dear faculty and staff,

I write to share the sad news that Patricia (“Pat”) Parker, former associate academic dean and instructor in library science, passed away on October 20. Pat joined Augsburg in 1960, was appointed associate academic dean in 1978, and retired in 1991.

Pat received the bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and the master of arts and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She was a strong advocate for equity and women’s rights. As associate academic dean, she helped develop Augsburg’s Weekend College. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah ’80, ’89, and Jackie Cherryhomes Tyler ’76. Her daughter Jackie is Regent Emerita of the Augsburg Board of Regents, served as President of the Minneapolis City Council, and ran for mayor of Minneapolis in 2013.

Boyd Koehler, emeritus professor and librarian, offers these words about his mentor of many years: “Pat Parker was an early, profound, and articulate advocate of diversity. She championed authors of color through her teaching of children’s literature, thereby enlightening so many future teachers in her very popular classes. She also made a point of helping so many students of color–and countless others–achieve a high comfort level in her classes, and she demonstrated a genuine concern for their academic and social success.”

More information is available in the published obituary (see below).

Please join me in holding Pat’s family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

Karen

Pat Parker obituary, Star Tribune 10/25/2021

Considering Retirement? Attend the “Taking the Mystery out of Medicare” Webinar Tomorrow

Submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Are you considering retirement but have questions about Medicare? Medicare expert Gary Deese, with TLC Insurance Group will present a one-hour webinar that will take the mystery out of Medicare. How does it work? What are my options? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C & D? How do I save money and have great Medicare benefits as I continue to work from age 65 on, without having to draw my SS if I choose not to? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this training sponsored by Human Resources.

Please click the link below the event time that you would like to attend virtually and the event will be added directly to your personal Augsburg Google calendar. *Please note that when you click the link the event will open in a new tab, all you need to do is click the “Save” button near the top of the page and it will save to your calendar.*

~ Wednesday, Oct. 27 Virtual Session at 12:00 PM ~
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MXZoZzA1cm81bTUzcDE4cmt0ajljdGg2MDQgcm9iYWthQGF1Z3NidXJnLmVkdQ&tmsrc=robaka%40augsburg.edu

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.
Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Forum Webinar, Who Gets to Belong in Corporate America?

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 18, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Presenters: Michael Welp, WMFDP  |   Julia Taylor Kennedy, Coqual  |  Michael Collins, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Cost: Free
Register at, https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

A recent report reveals that, predictably, white men feel the highest sense of belonging in corporate America.

Conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace is the first of its kind to define, measure, and quantify what it means to belong at work—with insights into race, gender, ethnicity, generation, and other demographic identities.

Together, we will explore CTI’s findings and how to create work cultures where everyone belongs.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about how different identities feel they belong
Identify new options for creating cultures of belonging
Become more conscious of how your own behaviors unintentionally reinforce unproductive dynamics

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

2022 Open Enrollment Begins on Monday, November 1

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment is November 1-12. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. All sessions will be virtual again this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:

Additional information and Zoom links will be provided later this week

Monday 11/1 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am
Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The 2022 Benefits Resource guide will be available by the end of the day today and published in Wednesday’s A-Mail.

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Wear Your Support: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire Merchandise

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT: INTRODUCING NEW MNUDL MERCHANDISE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Visit Our Store & Order Merchandise

New MacOS Monterey is Out, Not Ready for Campus Computers

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Apple has released a new operating system, Monterey. Augsburg-owned Macintoshes should be prevented from doing the upgrade through our management software. This is to prevent things breaking with an upgrade like campus printing. We’ll be testing Monterey and will make it available to Augsburg-owned Macs when we know it won’t break important services like printing.

If you are using a personal Mac and are currently printing to campus printers we recommend not upgrading to Monterey until we’ve tested it out. Campus printing will likely not work after the upgrade based on past experiences.

Sad News About a Colleague

submitted by kaivola@augsburg.edu

Dear faculty and staff,

I write to share the sad news that Patricia (“Pat”) Parker, former associate academic dean and instructor in library science, passed away on October 20. Pat joined Augsburg in 1960, was appointed associate academic dean in 1978, and retired in 1991.

Pat received the bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and the master of arts and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She was a strong advocate for equity and women’s rights. As associate academic dean, she helped develop Augsburg’s Weekend College. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Lee ’80, ’91, and Jackie Cherryhomes ’76. Her daughter Jackie is Regent Emerita of the Augsburg Board of Regents, served as President of the Minneapolis City Council, and ran for mayor of Minneapolis in 2013.

Boyd Koehler, emeritus professor and librarian, offers these words about his mentor of many years: “Pat Parker was an early, profound, and articulate advocate of diversity. She championed authors of color through her teaching of children’s literature, thereby enlightening so many future teachers in her very popular classes. She also made a point of helping so many students of color–and countless others–achieve a high comfort level in her classes, and she demonstrated a genuine concern for their academic and social success.”

More information is available in the published obituary (see below).

Please join me in holding Pat’s family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

Karen

Pat Parker obituary, Star Tribune 10/25/2021

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White” are On Sale

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

Tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez, are officially on sale!

Performances will be held on October 28th-30th at 7pm in the Foss Center!

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID in order to come to the performance. Along with this, all patrons must wear a mask inside all Augsburg buildings. Additionally, we will not be accepting late seating, so make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

Forum PDL, Engaging Religious Diversity in the Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 8, 2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual Conference
Cost: $95
Presenters: Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)  |  Farah Siddiqui, Salesforce  |  Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core

This event is part of The Forum’s new Professional Development Labs learning series. More information below.

Americans encounter more religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of life, yet religion is too often left out of the diversity conversation. Many of us are uncomfortable talking about religion at work because we are afraid of offending our colleagues or wading into uncertain legal territory, but engaging religious diversity can lead to stronger team culture and better relationships with clients and consumers. Join Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) for a Professional Development Lab that will give you the chance to explore issues of religious identity and diversity at work, develop your interfaith skillset, and create an action plan for how you will engage religious and secular identity in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture
Create a customized action plan for how to engage religious diversity productively in your workplace
 
About The Forum’s Professional Development Labs
Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are half-day interactive learning experiences intended to develop professional competencies that support leaders in reaching the next level in their DEI leadership. Unlike traditional workshop sessions, PDLs will be goal oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership. PDLs will be offered synchronously in varying formats (in-person, hybrid or virtual) based on CDC convening recommendations.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/engaging-religious-diversity-in-the-workplace-building-your-interfaith-strategy-and-skillset/

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only)

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by hildena@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. Applications are due NOVEMBER 1

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)

****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
This program is FULL, but applications are being accepted for the Wait List

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 hildena@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 and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

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

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on NOVEMBER 1:

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

Now Hiring: Opinions Editor for the Echo

submitted by sosaz@augsburg.edu

The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for creative, outspoken, and passionate individuals to join our staff!*

The editor of our “Opinions” section is responsible for curating, writing, and editing articles centered on Augsburg student and community opinions and stories. Our motto is “Your Voice Matters” and this section is the heart of that idea!

Some examples of Opinions content topics include comics, critiques of Augsburg administration and leadership, experiences of marginalized identities, raising awareness for social issues, political views and more. Check out the opinions section on our website for more examples.

Section editors are compensated $60 per issue and work approximately six hours total each week. Only mandatory times are our general meeting and staff meeting each week.

*Pro tip: you do not need to be an expert in writing or editing to do well as an Echo editor. The Echo provides ample training and a welcoming team of support. If you’re interested, go for it!*

Please reach out to us at echo@augsburg.edu if you have any questions about how to get involved. To apply, send us a cover letter (or writing sample) and resume!

Augsburg Echo – Opinions

Trick-or-Treat Yourself Using 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

Apply to be a Mentor Today

submitted by eldridge@augsburg.edu

Do you have youth development skills? Do you have a faithful curiosity to talk with high school youth about their faith? Would you like to be a mentor at an awesome week long institute in summer 2022, and get paid to be a leader?

Then APPLY TODAY to be Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor! This application allows student leaders to apply and interview for multiple positions at one time. Check it out!

Applications are due Wed, Nov 10th and interviews will be on Sat, Nov 13th. You can learn more about AYTI on the website (https://www.augsburg.edu/ayti/), or questions about AYTI can be directed to Adrienne in CCV at eldridge@augsburg.edu or Pastor Babette in Campus Ministry at chatmanb@augsburg.edu.

Apply to be an AYTI Mentor Today!

City Issues Forum with Minneapolis City Council President – TODAY

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center and the LEAD Fellows program for a forum featuring Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender. On Tuesday, October 26th, 6pm-7:45pm in Hagfors 150A. We will be focusing on the city questions surrounding public safety and rent stabilization that will show up on the ballot in the municipal elections in November.

In this forum, students will have the opportunity to engage with Council Member Bender through asking questions and sharing stories, and we will hear from the Council President on the issues our city is facing.

This is a hybrid event- we will be in-person and live-streaming online.

How to Get Affordable Health Insurance?

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

Questions about getting health insurance through MNCare programs like Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare? MNsure-certified navigators from Health Access MN will provide information about these programs and other options; there will be lots of time for Q&A!

Many college students qualify for low cost insurance and don’t realize it! If you don’t have health insurance or want to learn more about it, check this out! Presentation will include info for undocumented students.

Health Access MN provides free, one-on-one assistance with health insurance 651-645-0215, infor@healthaccess.mn, www.healthaccess.mn, sponsored by the Center for Wellness & Counseling, Augsburg

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVdO-74LRGz/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

2022 Student Leadership Applications Are Open

submitted by stockare@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctfOrt1VpVxBqco21z2izJNsG6PosCIOtITA94DHBX3Lrm6Q/viewform

Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s Brand Perception Studies: Thursday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join Stephen Jendraszak, associate vice president for marketing and communication, and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, for a look at two studies of how Augsburg is perceived in the Twin Cities and Rochester. The first benchmark study was conducted in 2017, and a second was fielded this spring to measure change since that time. Learn more about how the general public sees Augsburg and our competitors.

Focused Conversation: Brand Perception Studies
Thursday, October 28
11 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Employer Table: Arthur’s Senior Care is Hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Stop by Tuesday, October 26th and visit with a representative from Arthur’s Senior Care from 10:00am -1:00pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Arthur’s Senior Care provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in two six-person homes in Roseville and Shorview, MN. With more than 35 years of experience in Alzheimer’s care and other types of dementia, we are prepared to support people in all stages of the disease. We can also provide specialized care for clients with conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, diabetes, mobility issues, and other conditions, as well as hospice care.

Arthur’s Senior Care is staffed by ACR Homes. ACR was voted the #1 workplace in Minnesota by employees 2 of the last 4 years in the annual Star Tribune Top Workplaces survey. Being named the top workplace means you can expect upbeat, high caliber ACR staff at Arthur’s Senior Care.

Web Site = https://arthursresidentialcare.com/

Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s Brand Perception Studies: Thursday

Join Stephen Jendraszak, associate vice president for marketing and communication, and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, for a look at two studies of how Augsburg is perceived in the Twin Cities and Rochester. The first benchmark study was conducted in 2017, and a second was fielded this spring to measure change since that time. Learn more about how the general public sees Augsburg and our competitors.

Thursday, October 28
11 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom
To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

Students: Check Your Email for Federal Grant Funding Information

submitted by burgessa@augsburg.edu

As a result of funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, funds are being disbursed to all students enrolled this fall semester. Emails were sent on Friday with information about how to access this funding.

Following guidance by the Department of Education, grant amounts were primarily determined by a student’s program type and their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. We understand that students have experienced a multitude of disruptions in the midst of this pandemic, including financial distress. We hope this funding can provide some small relief during this challenging time.

In addition to this federal grant, we also want to remind students whose financial circumstances have changed that a special circumstance application for financial aid is available on the Student Financial Services website. Changed circumstances may include, but are not limited to, job loss, reduction of income, change to household size, one-time sources of income, etc.

Information about the special circumstance application

Marketing Job Opening for Students in Business, Communication Studies, or English—Apply now

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s marketing and communication team is searching for a motivated student who wants to get hands-on experience in writing, editing, and marketing.

This could be a good fit for you if you’re:
– A communication studies major with a focus in journalism and/or new media
– A business major with a focus in marketing
– An English major with a focus on creative writing or media writing

Learn more about the marketing assistant copywriter position and apply now:
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=CE4AFB38569044D320F20FD7D516061A?JOBID=137195

Open Enrollment is Coming November 1 – November 12

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

We encourage all benefits-eligible employees attend an open enrollment information session regarding your benefits options for 2022.  All information sessions will be held again this year through zoom.

Dates and times for the information sessions are listed below.  Links to the information sessions will be published later in the week, and on the Events calendar on Inside Augsburg beginning Monday, November 1.

Monday, 11/1 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Friday, 11/5 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 11/9 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM

The 2022 Benefits Guide will be published in A-Mail on Tuesday, October 26 and will also be located in the benefits section of the HR Website
Please email hr@augsburg.edu with questions.

Human Resources Portal

Considering Retirement? Attend the “Taking the Mystery out of Medicare” Webinar

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Are you considering retirement but have questions about Medicare? Medicare expert Gary Deese, with TLC Insurance Group will present a one-hour webinar that will take the mystery out of Medicare. How does it work? What are my options? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C & D? How do I save money and have great Medicare benefits as I continue to work from age 65 on, without having to draw my SS if I choose not to? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this training sponsored by Human Resources.

Please click the link below the event time that you would like to attend virtually and the event will be added directly to your personal Augsburg Google calendar. *Please note that when you click the link the event will open in a new tab, all you need to do is click the “Save” button near the top of the page and it will save to your calendar.*

~ Wednesday, Oct. 27 Virtual Session at 12:00 PM ~
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MXZoZzA1cm81bTUzcDE4cmt0ajljdGg2MDQgcm9iYWthQGF1Z3NidXJnLmVkdQ&tmsrc=robaka%40augsburg.edu

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.
Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Where to Find Human Resources Information

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet (inside.augsburg.edu). All necessary forms can be found at https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/forms/ where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at https://augsburg.leapfile.net.

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below:
studentemployment@augsburg.edu ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions
payroll@augsburg.edu ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions
hr@augsburg.edu ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Human Resources Portal

All Saints Commemoration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We will hold an All Saints service in chapel November 5 at 10:40 am. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. At this service we praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us, especially honoring ones who have been personally significant in our faith. We’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu.