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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Campus Wide Steam Outage on Wednesday, October 13

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities continues to work with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. The first outage, on Wednesday, October 6, was the inspection to determine where the leak was. There will be a second shutdown on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to complete work needed to repair the leak.

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink

Teaching and Learning

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

Submitted by stoddard@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 option: 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

Forum Podcast ep. 76 Using Innovative Simulation Strategies to Dismantle Systemic Racism Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Samreen Vora (Children’s Minnesota) and Brittany Dahlen (Children’s Minnesota) answer questions from listeners that attended our August 19, 2021 webinar Using Innovative Simulation Strategies to Dismantle Systemic Racism.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p76/

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

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

–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

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

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

Grant Funding Available for Faculty Video Captioning

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Augsburg received a Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund grant in 2020 and has set aside a portion of those funds to provide funding for the captioning of faculty course videos by CaptionSync. This is a temporary funding source and will be available until all funds are used.

You may caption videos you have recorded or YouTube videos you are using in your course that lack captions. The videos can be in English, Spanish, mixed Spanish/English, French or German. The grant application includes instructions on how the CaptionSync process works. The application is on the CTL grant application page https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/

CTL Grant Offerings

General Announcements

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

Submitted by stoddard@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 ~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness ~~Internships available in a variety of fields ~~Free Airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022

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

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? Use 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

Welcome Angie Windnagel, Human Resources Generalist

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

The Human Resources department is excited to welcome Angie Windnagel to the Augsburg community! Angie’s most recent role was as a Sr. HR Representative at Fraser. Her background in Human Resources includes high volume recruitment, employee relations, employee engagement and retention, training, and process improvement. Angie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and music at the University of St. Thomas. Angie joined Augsburg University to pursue her interest in higher education. She also loves Augsburg’s community and commitment to mission-centered work. Angie is excited to work with the staff, faculty, and students on campus. Outside of work, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, Sam, and her 10-month-old son, David. She also enjoys horseback riding, exploring new parks in the twin cities, and listening to music.

Looking for an Internship? Search for Opportunities in Handshake Jobs

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a spring 2022 or summer 2022 internship? Strommen Career Peer Advisor, Ariana, recommends the following internship opportunities:

Global Trade Intern – CHS Inc.
Plant Health Intern – Bachman’s Inc.
Design Intern – Minnesota Historical Society

Check out these opportunities and many more by logging into Handshake Jobs!

Before applying for an internship, the Strommen Center recommends you stop by our office for a resume and cover letter review to make sure your documents are up-to-date and tailored for the position(s) you are applying to. Strommen’s Career Peer Advisors are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am.

Search for internships in Handshake now

Farewell to Caroline Wack

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

The library staff invites you to join us in saying goodbye to Caroline Wack and wishing her well as she starts a new career opportunity. Please stop by the library’s Learning Commons, street level, on Friday, October 15th between 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. to thank Caroline for her creative, committed service to Augsburg.

While working at Lindell Library for two years she has indeed fulfilled her job description as Student Success Librarian by increasing campus access to open education resources, conducting library orientations for all Aug Sem sections, and co-teaching the Library’s first ever credit-bearing course on information literacy.

Caroline provided innovative support to the AugSem, CLASS/Gage Center, Communication Studies, English, Film Studies, MFA/Creative Writing, and TRIO/Student Support Services departments.

The Lindell Library staff will greatly miss our wonderful colleague and we wish her all the best!

Event Announcements

TOMORROW- Learn About the Augsburg Study Centers Abroad

Submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Study Abroad Table tomorrow, Tuesday, October 12th, from noon to 2pm in Christensen Center. You will meet Joe Connelly, a staff member from Augsburg’s Study Center in Central America, and you can learn more about ALL of Augsburg’s Study Center programs.

Each of the unique semester programs provides a full semester course load, you can complete multiple graduation requirements, including Augsburg Experience, and you’ll receive an automatic $1,500 travel grant, in addition to your usual financial aid.

Spring 2022 semester program APPLICATIONS are open until NOVEMBER 1.

*CENTRAL AMERICA: Explore Peace & Justice in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.

*MEXICO: Examine Migration & Human Rights, and improve your Spanish in Mexico.

*SOUTHER AFRICA: Decolonize your mind in Namibia & South Africa (thanks to a donor, this program has FREE AIRFARE for Auggies in spring 2022!)

Come visit Joe Connelly at our table on Tuesday, October 11th from 12 – 2 p.m. to learn more!

Get more information about the Augsburg Study Centers

Study in South Korea: Info Session on Zoom tomorrow 7 p.m.

Submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in studying in South Korea for a semester? Join us tomorrow, Oct 12, at 7pm for a Zoom Info Session with Sungshin Women’s University!

Zoom link for Oct 12 info session: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97811731295?pwd=UVBWSnB4Mi9EWW41aFUzaVNwVWYzdz09

The info session will be given by Mi Jung Kim, Program Coordinator for the International Affairs and Services Team at SWU. She will join us live on zoom to give a brief presentation about the Exchange program at SWU. She will discuss topics like housing options, classes, application process, as well as host open Q&A time.

Studying at an Exchange Program university is a great chance for Auggies to take classes (in English) and experience university life abroad. You can use all your financial aid, and you will also receive an automatic $1,000 Travel Grant for a semester at an exchange program.

Contact abroad@augsburg.edu if you need help accessing the info session on Tuesday evening.

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Sungshin Women’s University

Auggie Connect TODAY

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. 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, 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 Today

Study Spanish Abroad Info Session

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying Spanish abroad? Join CGEE on Tuesday, October 12th at 4:30 p.m. to learn about our program options in Mexico and Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, & Costa Rica). Special guest speaker from CGEE’s Central America location and study abroad/away staff will be available to answer your questions.

In the Marshall Room, Christensen Center, 4:30 p.m.

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