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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 guest host Sarah Degner Riveros 4:30 today to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year.

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

General Announcements

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.

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

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

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 expanded campus access to open education resources, conducted library orientations for all Aug Sem sections, and co-taught 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 miss her greatly and we wish her all the best!

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

Support the MN Urban Debate League- Order from Our Brand New Bonfire Merch Store

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

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

Event Announcements

Music Collage Concert – This Sunday

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Join the Music Department for our Collage Concert this Sunday including performances by The Augsburg Choir, Riverside Singers, Global Harmony, The Augsburg Orchestra and The Augsburg Concert Band!!

Sunday, October 17 – 2 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Masks Required for all
Guest Registration required prior to entry

Questions?
Contact Cathy Knutson, knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Concert Details

Auggie Connect – Focus on Study Abroad

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Thinking about studying abroad? Unsure how that would work with disability accommodations?
Join your fellow Auggies Monday October 18 as we hear from CLASS Assistant Director Katie Lane and hear the experience of an Augsburg alum who studied abroad with accommodations.

Please note: No Auggie Connect meeting Monday, October 25

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

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 to 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 answered in this training sponsored by Human Resources.

Thursday, Oct. 21 at 12:00 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 12:00 PM

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.

Email hr@augsburg.edu to have links to the webinar sent directly to your calendar. For your convenience, you will be invited to attend both sessions so you may choose the one that works best for you. This event will not be recorded.

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