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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Sign up for Emergency Notifications to Stay Updated on Winter Weather Changes

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Beginning this year, Augsburg will no longer be posting information about changes in operations brought on by dangerous winter weather through media outlets such as television and radio stations. The news channels’ systems are designed for non-residential K-12 schools, and so only provide options for “open” or “closed” that don’t describe the more nuanced changes that happen at Augsburg.

The most efficient way to make sure you’re informed when Augsburg cancels in-person classes or makes other changes is to sign up for Augsburg’s Emergency Notification text messages. You can do this (or confirm that you are already registered) by clicking “Emergency Notifications” in the left hand menu on Inside Augsburg. In addition, when decisions are made to cancel classes or modify operations due to weather, we update the alert banner at the top of augsburg.edu and post an announcement on Inside Augsburg.

Emergency Notifications

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Have old prescription drugs that you no longer need? Bring any unused prescription medication that is no longer needed to the U of M Public Safety building at 505 Washington Ave SE on Friday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to dispose of unneeded medications safely and responsibly.

Visit the DPS News page to view the full flyer

DPS News

Teaching and Learning

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

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program in D.C. 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

Contact urgo@augsburg.edu for application assistance

Apply Now!

Get Paid $6,000 to do Summer Research – URGO 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, 5:00-6:00 pm in Hagfors 301

General Announcements

Welcome to Pastor John Rohde Schwehn

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

John Rohde Schwehn (he/him) comes to Augsburg after five years of parish ministry with Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, MN. A graduate of St. Olaf College and Yale Divinity School, he has also served congregations in St. Louis Park and Northfield, MN. He is passionate about forming community through practices of hospitality, worship, and justice. In addition to pastoral ministry, he has also been a contributing author to Augsburg Fortress’s suite of resources on scripture, theology, and Lutheran identity based on the works of Pr. Dan Erlander (Manna and Mercy; Baptized, We Live; A Place for You; Water Washed, Spirit Born). John is incredibly excited to work alongside (and learn from) the Augsburg community, especially its dynamic, curious students. He lives in north Minneapolis with his wife, Anna, and their two daughters, Lydia (5) and Mira (2)

Mental Health Matters is Looking for a Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer

submitted by chikkalj@augsburg.edu

Hello,

Mental Health Matters is looking for a Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

We are looking to fill these positions with people who care about mental health and want to help the club grow.

You would be able to boost your resume and build community :).

Please email Jasmine chikkalj@augsburg.edu for the brief application and send the completed application directly to Paula- wattsp@augsburg.edu by November 18th.

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Summer study abroad & away programs are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something 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.

—————–Apply to the following programs by January 31——————–

****Community, Arts, and Culture in PUERTO RICO, USA

One course option: 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

—————Apply for the following programs by March 1———————

****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) – 4 study dates available during the summer

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership: June 8 – July 31 8 credits

Spanish 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

SPA/INS 399: Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

+Spanish for Ministry & Public Theology: June 8 – July 24 8 credits

SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits) and

SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry (4 credits) upper level sections available for both classes.

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

The Storytelling of Art: 2nd Annual Virtual Art Gallery

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

The purpose of the art gallery is to highlight the creativity and iconic work that many local artists continue to make. Everyone is welcome to submit.

Participants can submit up to three art pieces. Any form of art can be submitted. The art gallery will be virtual.

Click link to submit art: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7NGwF7ZtoOt2Bl-MkvELdTCGpzc3VnUmy5A4iK-P6zm_07A/viewform

Students: Register Your Spring Internship

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Have you secured a Spring Internship? If yes, consider registering your experience!
Last day to add a course for Spring is January 18th.

Internship registration is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website. There are two options to register your internship: 1)Academic Credit 2)Non-Credit. Both will fulfill your Augsburg Experience requirement.

Students should register their internship before starting their hours – this includes the
non- credit Augsburg Experience internships. Please contact strommen.internships@augsburg.edu with internship-related questions.

Learn More and Complete the Internship Registration Forms

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? 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

Study Abroad for Language Learning – Info Table TODAY 9 a.m. – Noon

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

You don’t have to know another language to study abroad, but studying in another country is a great chance to continue or start learning another language!

Stop by the Power of Language Study Abroad & Away Table today from 9-noon in Christensen Center to learn about programs abroad and scholarship opportunities that make language learning more accessible.

This event is part of International Education Week (IEW), a nation-wide celebration and recognition of the benefits of international experiences and exchange.

Get more info and details about this and other IEW events here

Boren Award Workshop on Thursday: Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Boren Award Scholarship: Info Workshop on Thursday via Zoom, 1pm-2pm

The Boren Awards are significant travel funds for U.S. students studying abroad in world regions critical to United States interests. Students must study one of a wide range of critical languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Swahili.

Most programs are a semester or more, but STEM majors can be awarded for an 8 week summer experience. Learn more about the Boren Award: https://www.borenawards.org/

Attend the Workshop to learn more about the Boren Award, the requirements and qualifications, and the many benefits of being awarded, including job/career opportunities after graduation.

To join the workshop on Thursday, use the Zoom link below. No pre-registration is required.

This event is co-sponsored by URGO and Study Abroad/Away as part of International Education Week

Click here to join the Boren Workshop at 1pm on Thursday

TIME CORRECTION | Focused Conversation on Retention this Thursday at 1 p.m.

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join Katie Bishop, assistant provost of academic affairs, for a discussion of student success and retention at Augsburg.

Focused Conversation: Retention
Thursday, November 18
1 p.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Come to the Theater Department’s “Into the Woods” Audition Workshops

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

The way is clear, the light is good!
December 6th from 7:00-8:30 and December 7th from 7:00-8:30, Foss Studio

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Come play in the world of Into the Woods! Learn about our approach to the spring musical; have fun with improvisational games and musical rhythms; and get to know others who are interested in the spring musical. As we explore the world of the Woods, we’ll also explore your vision and how it may fit into the approach we are taking to magic and transformation!

The Artistic Staff is excited for this opportunity to get to know students who are interested in auditioning in January and are looking forward to working on and talking more about Into the Woods!

No preparation necessary!

Audition Information:
January 24 from 6:30-9:30
January 25 from 4:00-6:30
Callbacks January 26 from 6:30-9:30

Come Try Student-designed, Locally-sourced Salad

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Local Salad Team + Dining Services are excited to share delicious student-designed, locally-sourced salads with the Augsburg community!

Salads are available today and tomorrow + during Late Night Breakfast in The Commons (+ more dates to come).

Blog post with more details about how these salads came to be!

TODAY: 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.

Join this session!

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

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

Augsburg Campus Community Advent Vespers, Watch Party

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

RSVP Today for the Augsburg Campus Community, Advent Vespers Watch Party

Friday, December 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Come together to celebrate Advent Vespers as an Auggie Community!
• Open to Augsburg Students, Faculty & Staff
• Light snacks and beverages will be provided
• Free, RSVP required
• We invite you to donate an item to the Augsburg-Central Health Commons – Details & suggestions are included with the RSVP link

RSVP Today

International Education Week: Events and Workshops for all, Tuesday – Friday

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

This week is International Education Week (IEW) to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

TUESDAY, November 16: Power of Language, Christensen Center Lobby, 9am-noon

~~Auggies come from around the world and speak many languages. Come learn about study abroad opportunities with language courses!

WEDNESDAY, November 17:Study Abroad & Away Table, Christensen Lobby, 11:30 -1pm

~~Get inspired and get more information about opportunities available to Auggies, around the world and in the USA!

THURSDAY, November 18:

Boren Scholarship Workshop, On Zoom, 1pm-2pm

~~The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. You can learn more about the Boren Award at our website.

~~ Use the link at the bottom of the announcement to get the Workshop Link

FRIDAY, November 19: Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, On Zoom, 10-11am

~Explore courses for pre-med, pharmacy, physical therapy and more – next summer in Cyprus!

~Click the link below to get the Zoom registration link

Get more information and IEW details here

Auggie Doggie Day

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

Auggie Doggie Day in CWC Office
Paws for Learning will be on campus this Wednesday, November 17th from 10:30am-11:30am in the Center for Wellness and Counseling. They will be inside (CWC lobby) if it is too cold to be out. Stop by for some stress relief and furry companionships from our paws friends

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWTzgHPLHlj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Email Workshop – Tuesday, Nov. 16

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

Too many emails?
Need help organizing your inbox?
Want to set aside time to sort through your emails?

The CLASS Office is hosting an email organization workshop open to all students.

When: Tuesday Nov. 16th 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Zoom & in Sverdrup 102

Hosted by: Lauren Dusek, Assistive Technology Specialist

Questions? Contact dusek@Augsburg.edu

Zoom link to join

Graduate Studies In Psychology Alumni Panel Thursday 11/18

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Psychology Club and psychology department are hosting a live Zoom event on Thursday, 11/18 from 6:30 – 7:30pm where we’ll be talking with psychology alumni and faculty about preparing for graduate studies. Come hear more from students like yourself who are attending different types of graduate schools, as well as from faculty who will describe some great tips to consider as you plan the next potential steps in your career and education.

To receive a calendar invite and Zoom link, please RSVP below.

RSVP to the live Zoom event

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Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Fall and Spring semester! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!