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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

Fellow 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 are invited to join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department at 4:30 today to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year.

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

Forum Podcast Ep. 78: ERGs – An Untapped Resource Worthy of Your Investment

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p78/

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded ($6,000 for full-time researchers) to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

November 17th and 18th, 5-6pm in Hagfors 301

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is Live

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program, held in Washington, DC, designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

The Program has two major components: First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics, and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Program Benefits:

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

The Program provides a stipend for $3,300.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Application deadline is February 15th, 2022

Apply Now

ED Talk November 10, 2021: “Developing Student Agency with Problem-Based Learning”

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Jacqui deVries, professor of history, and recipient of the 2021-2022 Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award, will explore the concept of high-impact, integrative learning strategies aimed at developing student agency, and will share examples of their application in a project-based history course that works with external clients to develop local history walking tours.

CTL offers Ed Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 Ed talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond.

Ed Talk Zoom Link

General Announcements

Congratulations to Stewart Van Cleve

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Please join me in congratulating Stewart Van Cleve on a well earned promotion to Associate Director, Lindell Library. In his new role, Stewart will have broad oversight for our digital and physical archives, Idun, and the “back of the house” functions (for you library geeks, that includes cataloging, acquisitions, and electronic resource management).

In his four years at Augsburg, Stewart has assumed an increasingly larger leadership role within the library and his new position provides him with even more opportunities to exercise his natural leadership skills. We are very excited to see what he does next!

Stewart assumes his new position on Monday, November 15. He can be reached at vanclev1@augsburg.edu.

Where to Find Human Resources Information and Forms

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 (inside.augsburg.edu). 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!

Get Your Flu Shot at the People’s Center Clinic

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

It’s important to keep up with preventive health care at all times, especially during a pandemic. Augsburg isn’t able to host a flu shot event due to staffing shortages this year, but the People’s Center Clinic on the corner of Riverside and 20th avenues is providing flu vaccinations during its open hours and welcomes members of the Augsburg community to make an appointment to get their shot. The clinic is an easy walking distance from campus. You can schedule a time that works for your workday or class schedule. To make an appointment, call 612-332-4973 or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/schedule-a-visit

2022 Student Leadership Application

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

Apply Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctfOrt1VpVxBqco21z2izJNsG6PosCIOtITA94DHBX3Lrm6Q/viewform

Give to the Max for PASS

submitted by vangss3@augsburg.edu

Pan-Asian Student Services (PASS) is participating in this year’s Give to the Max campaign! This is where we raise money for our ASIA scholarship and PASS programing here at Augsburg. Your donation will help pan-asian identified students focus more on their education than their tuition. In addition, the funding will go towards our events and activities meant to keep the community united and engaged. This year our main issues of focus are anti hate in the Asian community and mental health.

Our goal is to raise $5000. Anything helps to get us closer to our goal. Please consider donating today!

If you have any questions or would like more information about our scholarship and/or program, please email panasian@augsburg.edu

Pan-Asian Student Scholarship Fund

Apply for a Student Job in Marketing, Business, and Communication

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s marketing and communication team is searching for a motivated student who wants to get hands-on experience in writing, editing, and marketing.

Learn more about the marketing assistant copywriter position and apply now:
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=CE4AFB38569044D320F20FD7D516061A?JOBID=137195

Event Announcements

Chapel: All Saints Service

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel for an All Saints service 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.

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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. 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

Open Enrollment is November 1–12

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 PM on November 12. Please review the 2022 Benefits Guide for important information and rates for the upcoming benefit year.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session; all will be virtual again this year. Use the Zoom links below to register for one of the live sessions:

Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfu6trz0sG9Fz71-pmYAz6LcCw7d5ajMR

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkf-Gvqj4sGdBqHi3fv9yUPVBZS0_hV74S

A recorded session for on-demand viewing can be found at https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/benefits/

To enroll or make changes to your benefit elections, visit:
Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment.

For your convenience, your current 2021 benefit elections will be pre-populated in the open enrollment portal. Even if you are not making changes, we ask that you submit the enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same for 2022.

Please note, 2021 pre-tax HSA and FSA annual elections do not carry over into the next benefit year, so you must elect an amount for 2022 to continue participation.

**Anyone who enrolls the first week will be entered into a drawing to win some exciting PRIZES!

Link to 2022 Benefits Guide ~ https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/benefits/

This link leads to our HR Benefits page; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header to view.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Workshop on Friday 11/12: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Want to learn more about off-campus research opportunities in STEM? The National Science Foundation supports programs called Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs.

On Friday, November 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to search for and apply to summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM
Format: Virtual over Zoom

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link below.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems
The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems NSF-REU Site (Award #1852426) supports the training of undergraduate students in conducting collaborative research– from hypothesis formation to data collection, analysis, public outreach, and publication. Complementary instruction in professional development, ethics, and statistical modules are also incorporated in the program’s curriculum.

Housed at the Center for Archaeological Studies at the University of South Alabama, teams of students collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of dynamic scientists while conducting original research on two Arabian Bronze Age skeletal collections (2400-2100 BCE) over an eight-week period. As part of these independent research projects, students will examine how alternative pathways to social complexity were embodied in ancient human skeletal remains and reflected in burial traditions.

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15u0yyC-NXnnQIy0LLNDomeloI9-F5DkRW0z5somJ-UY/edit?usp=sharing

Monday, Engaging Religious Diversity in the Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 8, 2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual Conference
Cost: $95
Presenters: Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)  |  Farah Siddiqui, Salesforce  |  Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core

This event is part of The Forum’s new Professional Development Labs learning series. More information below.

Americans encounter more religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of life, yet religion is too often left out of the diversity conversation. Many of us are uncomfortable talking about religion at work because we are afraid of offending our colleagues or wading into uncertain legal territory, but engaging religious diversity can lead to stronger team culture and better relationships with clients and consumers. Join Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) for a Professional Development Lab that will give you the chance to explore issues of religious identity and diversity at work, develop your interfaith skillset, and create an action plan for how you will engage religious and secular identity in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture
Create a customized action plan for how to engage religious diversity productively in your workplace
 
About The Forum’s Professional Development Labs
Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are half-day interactive learning experiences intended to develop professional competencies that support leaders in reaching the next level in their DEI leadership. Unlike traditional workshop sessions, PDLs will be goal oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership. PDLs will be offered synchronously in varying formats (in-person, hybrid or virtual) based on CDC convening recommendations.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/engaging-religious-diversity-in-the-workplace-building-your-interfaith-strategy-and-skillset/

Workshop on Friday 11/12: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Want to learn more about off-campus research opportunities in STEM? The National Science Foundation supports programs called Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs.

On Friday, November 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to search for and apply to summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM
Format: Virtual over Zoom

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link below.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems
The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems NSF-REU Site (Award #1852426) supports the training of undergraduate students in conducting collaborative research– from hypothesis formation to data collection, analysis, public outreach, and publication. Complementary instruction in professional development, ethics, and statistical modules are also incorporated in the program’s curriculum.

Housed at the Center for Archaeological Studies at the University of South Alabama, teams of students collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of dynamic scientists while conducting original research on two Arabian Bronze Age skeletal collections (2400-2100 BCE) over an eight-week period. As part of these independent research projects, students will examine how alternative pathways to social complexity were embodied in ancient human skeletal remains and reflected in burial traditions.

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu.

REU Workshop Registration

https://forms.gle/1og3JhV4wD2XDXYp9

Applying for Paid STEM Internships through SciTech

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Looking for an internship experience for spring or summer that is with a smaller company with a STEM context? Come to a workshop to learn about the program from SciTech staff. They will even walk you through the application process.

Two attendance options!

VIRTUAL: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm over Zoom
https://forms.gle/UJfqgi5uzh8VCcfQ6

IN-PERSON: November 18th, 4:30-5:3pm in Hagfors 150B
https://forms.gle/VoXePABA6c2mM3P79

Learn more about the SciTech STEM Internship Program from SciTech staff
Hear about past student internship company placements and experiences
Ask any questions you may have about the program or process
Complete the SciTech application as part of the session

About SciTech:
The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

SciTech was created in 2011 to address Minnesota’s STEM workforce needs. Since its inception, SciTech has helped nearly 2,200 students find paid internships in small and medium-sized Minnesota companies.

Questions? Email stem@augsburg.edu.

Annual Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020 University Town Hall, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete anti-racism training. Please use the link provided to learn more about this year’s training and to register. Questions can be directed to the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at inclusion@augsburg.edu.

Anti-Racism Training 2021-2022 Website

Need an Internship? Apply with UpTurnships

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a professional development program and internship opportunity?
On Tuesday, November 9th from 4:30-5:00pm in the Christensen Center Marshall Room students are invited to attend an info session to learn about Upturnships’ professional development program and internship opportunities.

UpTurnships is a local nonprofit dedicated to getting underrepresented college students paid internship opportunities. They are currently recruiting for spring and summer programs with opportunities available in computer science, finance/accounting, sales, business, marketing, HR, Supply Chain/Operations, and more! Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to apply.

Please visit their website at www.upturnships.org.

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Center
careers@augsburg.edu

Free Media Training – TODAY at Noon

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Ready to Run Minnesota, which is part of a national network of nonpartisan campaign training programs designed to encourage women to run for office and to encourage all of us to support increased representation of women in politics. This year, there will be a series of monthly (October-February) virtual training sessions over the lunch hour on Fridays. You will learn about fundraising, receive media training, and gain other important skills…all for free.

The next session is today (November 5th) at noon and will cover strategies for dealing with the media.

Everyone is welcome to join the free sessions on Fridays, so please use the link below to sign up (scroll down to see the media training information).

https://cas.stthomas.edu/experience/ready-to-run/

Nov 10: Annual Thor Heyerdahl Conference 2021: Migration and Identity

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

You are invited to attend the Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2021 conference to be held virtually on Wednesday, November 10th from 9:00-15:30 CET.

The conference is a collaboration between the Thor Heyerdahl Institute, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Oslo, our Augsburg University (USA), and Vestfold & Telemark County Council. The conference will focus on the global subject of “Migration and Identity.”

President Paul Pribbenow will hold a session titled: Hospitality is not Enough: Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

The conference focuses on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Reduced Inequalities (10), Sustainable Cities and Communities (11), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (16), and Partnerships for the Goals (17).

More information about the virtual conference can be found on the website of the Vestfold Museum/Thor Heyerdahl Institute (see link below). Note that the link for this virtual event will be made available in advance of the conference date. So, refer back to this site to access the link to join the virtual conference on November 10th from 900-1530 CET.

We look forward to your participation!

Bettine Hoff Hermanson
(Director, Norway Hub – Augsburg University)

Thor Heyerdahl Conference

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