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Lot D Parking Notice October 21 and 22

submitted by owensj2@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department is hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus; whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J (“Future Auggie” labeled spots)
– University of Minnesota Medical Center Red Ramp, entrance at Riverside and 24th Avenue S (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu)

Facilities Department Weekly Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

In preparation for colder temperatures, the facilities team has completed the cooling to heating system transfers in campus buildings. The removal of window air conditioners will begin this week.

Science 123 classroom remodeling continues. New carpet installation is being completed and the delivery and installation of the new furniture is being scheduled.

The replacement of all campus light bulbs with LED light bulbs will resume in early November. Facilities will notify departments ahead of time about when to expect LED replacements to occur in their areas.

Teaching and Learning

Interfaith Ally Training for Today Cancelled

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

The Interfaith Ally Training scheduled for today has been cancelled. We will offer the in-person training on November 11. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies. This workshop qualifies as an equity/inclusion event to help maintain good standing in the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. The Interfaith Ally Workshop is a program of Interfaith at Augsburg and Campus Ministry.

For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at hassanf@augsburg.edu.

To register for the November 11 workshop, please fill in the Google Form below.

On Thursday, November 11 at 1:50- 3:30 pm, the training will be in person in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center.

Register for Interfaith Ally Training

Register for Interfaith Ally Training

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/

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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

General Announcements

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

Submitted by greathou@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.

Webinar: Taking the Mystery out of Medicare

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

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

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.

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

Get Cool Merch and Support a Good Cause: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire

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

Event Announcements

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair – October 29

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!

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

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