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Short-term Abroad and Away 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

Developing Student Writing Skills in the Disciplines, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in helping students to achieve better writing skills in your courses or across your curriculum? Join Jennifer Forsthoefel (English) and Ben Denkinger (Psychology, Assessment) on Thursday, December 2nd at 9am for a live Zoom presentation and discussion on best practices in writing instruction across disciplines. We will present data from a recent survey of over 100 Augsburg faculty on the kinds of writing they assign and how they assess it. We will also discuss best practices for writing instruction based on recommendations by the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs and the Council of Writing Program Administrators, among others. We will then evaluate new ways of building upon our students’ developing writing skills in our own disciplines and programs.

Click here to RSVP for the Zoom session

New– Forum Podcast: Fostering Women Leaders: Learnings From a Tibetan Leadership Development Context

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Tenzin Nordon (Get Ready Program) will address how individuals and organizations can foster women’s leadership by applying learnings from her research in the Tibetan community.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p81/

Forum Webinar, Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: December 16, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Leadership Development
Presenter: Lilian Eilers, The Blue Ocean Company
Cost: Free

What is required to create and sustain an inclusive culture?

This highly interactive webinar will demystify culture and introduce you to a blueprint for culture change that you can implement immediately in your own organization.

Learn about the cultural dimensions that make up an inclusive culture. Find out about the specific values, behaviors, symbols and systems that support such a culture, and which traits in your existing culture may help or hinder a successful outcome.

Also, learn about a Five-Step Framework for Culture Change, along with Seven Success Factors for the most effective and efficient approach to creating a culture of inclusion.

Learning Outcomes
Gain new insights into what culture is, and how to create, sustain and change it
Discover which traits in your existing culture help or hinder the creation of an inclusive culture
Find out how to build the business case for an inclusive culture in your organization.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/demystifying-culture-building-an-inclusive-culture-that-lasts/

General Announcements

Central Services Closed During Thanksgiving Holiday

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Central Services (Copy Center, Shipping/Receiving & Mailroom) will all be closed during Thanksgiving (Thurs 25th) and the day after (Fri 26th). Any and all mail & packages we would get during these days will be received on Monday Nov 29th as well as any copy jobs received during our closed times will also be started/printed on Monday as well.

Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
-Central Services Staff

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

Come to the Into the Woods Get to Know You Workshops

submitted by stadlerl@augsburg.edu

The way is clear, The light is good!

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 Into the Woods, we’ll also explore your vision and how it may fit into the approach we are taking to magic and transformation!

The workshops will be taking place:

December 6th at 7-8:30pm, Foss Center
December 7th at 7-8:30pm, Foss Center

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

No preparation is necessary and all are welcome to attend!

Audition will be taking place on:

January 24th from 6:30-9:30pm
January 25th from 4-6:30pm
Callbacks: January 26th from 6:30-9:30pm

We hope to see you there!

Event Announcements

SciTech Workshop – Learn How to Tell Your Story 12/2

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Learn how to impress recruiters and interviewers in this hands-on, fast-paced workshop presented by SciTech! There will be engaging activities that will help you feel prepared and confident in your job search. You will learn two critical skills:

How to create and use an elevator pitch
How to respond when someone says “Tell me about yourself”

Join us for this session:

VIRTUAL: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm over Zoom
https://forms.gle/YBCgudgxWEeQFpvS9

This event is presented by the SciTech Internship Program and the Minnesota’s Louis Stokes-North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA).

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.
See https://scitechmn.org/ for more information.

About LS-NSSA:
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.
The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance is the Minnesota branch of this nation-wide program.
See https://northstarstem.org/ for more information.

Questions? Email stem@augsburg.edu.

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!

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