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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

Short-term Study 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

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.

Interested in Being a STEM Mentee (First and Second Year Students)?

submitted by dahirr@augsburg.edu

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Having a Mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a first-year or sophomore in a STEM major interested in having a mentor and want to learn more about internships, scholarships, certain classes, etc… This is for you !

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics
-Biochemistry

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 2-3 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentor and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2021. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

2021-2022 STEM Peer Mentoring Application

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 fine 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

Student Employee Position in the CLASS Office (Test Proctor)

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

The CLASS Disability Resources Office is hiring test proctors for this academic year. This is an on-call position with most requests for proctoring during midterms and finals week. Test Proctors for the CLASS Office provide a welcoming and supportive environment to students taking their class exams in the Groves Lab. For more information, please visit the job posting.

CLASS Office Test Proctor Job Posting

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

Where to Find Human Resources Information

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to find/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. 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

Farewell for Lee George

submitted by bishopc@augsburg.edu

Join us in wishing Lee George well as he departs Augsburg for a new career opportunity. Lee has been a much-loved member of the Augsburg community during his time in both the Office of Institutional Advancement and more recently, as the Director of the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.

During his time at Augsburg, Lee has helped to frame key strategic work around workforce readiness and employer partnerships. Lee is a compelling storyteller and he has shared his gift for articulating the Augsburg mission with many of us, helping us feel connected to the institution in powerful ways.

Lee has been a cherished colleague, always ready with a warm welcome and sense of joy for being at work. Lee will be greatly missed and we wish him well on his journey.

Event Announcements

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

Get Your Resume and Cover Letter Reviewed

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are trained, ready, and available to review your resume and/or cover letter. Drop-in hours for this fall are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am. No appointment needed! Whether you’re creating your resume and cover letter for the first time or applying for a job or internship, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you! Stop by and visit us. Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s.

Please note: There will be no drop-in hours this coming Friday, October 22nd due to Midterm Break.

View our online, on-demand Resume and Cover Letter Resources

FEDEX Hiring – Table Today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

FedEx Ground will be on campus on Wednesday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Christensen Center sharing information about tuition benefits available for any part-time or full-time employees. Starting day 1, employees are eligible for $5,250 in tuition assistance per calendar year. You can be in any program, only have to be employed while receiving benefits, and there are a wide variety of schedules available. Start working for FedEx Ground by November 15th to reduce your tuition for this semester by $5,250.

StepUp Opens up Friday Night Meeting for Anyone Interested in Recovery

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

Students in StepUp have been meeting every Friday night at 7:00 PM in the OGC lobby since the beginning of the calendar year to meet and share their experiences about recovery. StepUp recently decided to open this meeting up to the rest of Augsburg and are excited to meet anyone who is interested in attending. Email Elena Geiger; geigere@augsburg.edu or Jake Schachter; schacht5@augsburg.edu for any questions.

Thursday, Identifying and Eliminating Systemic Barriers to Employment for Immigrants and Refugees

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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 respective 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.*

~ Thursday, Oct. 21 Zoom Session at 12:00 PM ~
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NjNib3RqMjU0NTZzZXU1N2FpcTBhMjVoOHEgcm9iYWthQGF1Z3NidXJnLmVkdQ&tmsrc=robaka%40augsburg.edu

~ Wednesday, Oct. 27 Zoom 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.

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