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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

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 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.

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

General Announcements

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. 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!

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Time Management: Strategies for Success

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished? Check out this StudentLingo video to find out 10 Tips for improving your time management skills and your success as a student.

Want more? Augsburg has a series of virtual student success video covering everything from test anxiety to writing techniques. Click the link below and click the house icon to get to the full list of Student Success Workshops.

Time Management: Strategies for Success

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

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

Event Announcements

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.

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/

TODAY – Virtual MN Dept. of Human Sevices Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center team would like to invite you to an upcoming
Virtual Human Services Career Fair on Thursday, October 21st
from 4:00-6:00pm. Event is sponsored by the MN Department of Human Services.

REGISTER WITH THE MN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

REGISTERED ORGANIZATIONS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pkf5J2VDtUN_Zk-wNGyWODOnAf3hHdyc-FWphtuGY9A/edit?lor=1

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
If you are looking for an internship or full-time entry level job now or in the future you should consider attending.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? MN Department of Human Services is hosting a virtual job fair with 25+ employers from across Minnesota who provide services and supports to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related conditions.

Format- During the first part of the event employers will be share information on: • Job opportunities • Practicum & internship opportunities • Career paths in the industry • and more! This is your opportunity to listen and learn.

The last portion of the event will be open for students to ask questions and do 1:1 meet and greets with specific employers.

Strommen Career & Internship Staff
careers@augsburg.edu

REGISTER FOR THE FAIR

A Convo with Mpls City Council President

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students: Are you interested or concerned about public safety in Minneapolis? Do you care about affordable housing and the rising cost of rent?
Join us for a conversation with Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender and make your voice heard and learn more about these issues!

Sabo Center LEAD Fellows will host a forum on these city issues on Tuesday, Oct 26th, 6-7:45pm in Hagfors 150A.

Register for the event in Auggie Life

*We will also be going live on Instagram for for those who want to tune in virtually (@augsburglead)

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please wear your masks.

Register here

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

~ 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.

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