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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Public Health Advice as Thanksgiving Approaches

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

COVID-19 case rates remain high in our region. Even off campus in stores and other venues where it is not required, please consider wearing your mask indoors to help limit the spread of the virus.

Remember that as someone involved in higher education—as a faculty or staff member or as a student—you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months after your first dose of Johnson & Johnson. Learn more at https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html#booster.

If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, especially if you will be around vulnerable people, please consider dialing back activity now and getting tested prior to gathering with others. Remember that any gathering increases the risk of infection for everyone.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Teaching and Learning

General Announcements

Bookstore Accounts are Open for Spring — Here’s What You Need to Know

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

Bookstore charge accounts will open the day after you’ve registered for spring term. The last day to charge online orders is Sunday, January 16th, 2022. The last day to charge in-store purchases is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Due to the financial aid cycle, you can only charge expenses to your bookstore account during this specific period. Be sure to plan ahead!

The full bookstore policy is available on the Student Financial Services webpage, link is below.

Bookstore Policy

Changes to Google Instant Messaging

submitted by matthias@augsburg.edu

On Cyber Monday (November 29th), Augsburg will be switching to Google’s newest platform for Instant Messaging – Google Chat. This will keep Augsburg in line with Google’s roadmap and will provide better integration between instant messaging and other Google products. The most noticeable changes will be a slightly different interface on your Google mail screen and the discontinuation of the Google “Hangouts” mobile application. Check out Google Chat Help to learn more. Please contact your LFC or the techdesk if you have any additional questions.

Google Chat Help

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

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

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

Meet the Strommen Career Peer Advisors

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Stop in the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s) and meet with our Career Peer Advisors for a resume or cover letter review. Ariana, Owen, Natty, & Pa Houa are trained, ready, and available to review these documents for you. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am.

Check out online, on-demand career readiness resources on our Strommen Community Moodle Site.

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

Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, Friday 10 – 11 a.m.

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, Friday 10 – 11am, via Zoom

Come to this webinar to learn about opportunities for summer study abroad in Cyprus at the University of Nicosia. Courses in Nursing, Pre-Med, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and more are available, and are taught in English. Hear about the learning environment, living arrangements, cultural experiences, and more.

Get ahead on credits, fulfill your Augsburg Experience, and spend your summer in the Mediterranean!

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

Register in advance for Friday’s webinar here

Get Full Scholarship to learn Languages Abroad – Info Session Tomorrow

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

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

The Boren Awards fund travel for U.S. students studying abroad in world regions critical to United States interests. Students study one of 60+ critical languages, such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, or Swahili. Most programs are a semester or more, but STEM majors can be awarded for an 8 week summer experience.

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

Learn more about the Boren Award at our website or on the Boren Awards website: https://www.borenawards.org/

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

Come See the Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “Iphigenia and Other Daughters”

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

You still have time to reserve your tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “Iphigenia and Other Daughters” by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Barbra Berlovitz!

Performances will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 8pm, Friday, November 19th at 7pm, and Saturday, November 20th at 7pm!

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.

We will not be selling tickets at the door, so make sure to reserve your seat beforehand.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.augsburg.edu/theater/current-season/ticket-information/

Interfaith Chapel: Chris Stedman

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear a reflection by Chris Stedman for interfaith chapel. Chris teaches in the religion department and is the Interfaith at Augsburg Resource Development Coordinator. He is also an author and previously was the founding director of the Yale Humanist Community. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Tuesday chapel with Sarah Hanson’20.

TIME CORRECTION | Focused Conversation on Retention TOMORROW 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

Tomorrow. Forum Webinar, Who Gets to Belong in Corporate America?

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 18, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Presenters: Michael Welp, WMFDP  |  Isis Fabian, Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)  |  Julia Taylor Kennedy, Coqual  |  Michael Collins, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Cost: Free
Register at, https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

A recent report reveals that, predictably, white men feel the highest sense of belonging in corporate America.

Conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace is the first of its kind to define, measure, and quantify what it means to belong at work—with insights into race, gender, ethnicity, generation, and other demographic identities.

Together, we will explore CTI’s findings and how to create work cultures where everyone belongs.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about how different identities feel they belong
Identify new options for creating cultures of belonging
Become more conscious of how your own behaviors unintentionally reinforce unproductive dynamics

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

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

International Education Week: Events and Workshops for all, Tuesday through 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

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