Nominations for University Council Representative

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Staff Senate is currently accepting nominations for our open position of elected staff representative to the Augsburg University Council.

For more information about the University Council and an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab. http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/university-council/

Staff may nominate other eligible staff or self-nominate for University Council using this form: https://forms.gle/P5pcj7LPQYjc25xC9

Nomination deadline for both University Council is today. Elections for nominated individuals will be held in January. Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Wendy Assal, Admissions, at-large
Joel Enriquez Nicholson, Registrar’s Office
Christopher Bogen, Institutional Advancement
Janice Dames, Campus Ministry – Co-chair
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies – Co-chair
Mike Fetting, Student Affairs, at-large
Kate Gray, Strommen Center
Jackie Voigt, Athletics

Attend Annual MLK Jr. Convocation

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

On Monday, January 17, 2022 Augsburg University will host its annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CONVOCATION from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel with additional seating and viewing via livestream in Sateren Auditorium. This year the convocation theme is “Storytelling: Connecting Our Stories”. Through the keynote speaker, gospel choir, spoken word artist, soloist, and dancers, this longtime tradition in the Black community will be lifted up as a powerful symbol of healing and resisting.

To see the full convocation schedule, register for a pre-convocation storytelling workshop, and to get your ticket to the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, visit www.augsburg.edu/convo/mlk

Prior to the convocation, three pre-convocation storytelling workshops will be offered during a Storytelling Hour. (More information below.) To sign-up to participate in one of these three workshops, click the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe37ko46wAQqBT7j4AH3V9vAIdaLXigUrSibOiUkqTB0-EXOw/viewform

PRE-CONVOCATION WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Workshop Title: Writing can be a powerful tool to help process emotions, self express, and create the needed space to heal.
Workshop Presenter: Griot Joe Davis
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 113
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: The Social Hour
Workshop Presenter: Griot Atlese Robinson ‘19
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 114
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: Storytelling in African American English
Workshop Presenter: Griot Mary Taris ‘04
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Annual MLK Jr. Convocation Website

Forum Webinar, DEI and Decision Making: The Undeniable and Unbreakable Connection

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: January 20, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Nigel Vanderlinden, Powernoodle  |  Dave Debacker, Powernoodle

As is the case with much of the DEI evidence and expertise that exists, many organizations continue to operate without the benefit of the evidence and expertise in the realm of quality decision making. As a result, whether it’s realized or not, in both regards organizations and their myriad stakeholders continue to fall short of their potential. The two realms could hardly be more closely connected as DEI supports and enables quality decisions while quality decision making enables and supports DEI.
This webinar will provide unique insights into the world of decision making today and highlight how DEI professionals – executives, leaders, practitioners, and consultants – are uniquely positioned to move organizations forward in both realms simultaneously; elevating their own brand and value proposition in the process. The session will also provide practical, evidence-based solutions that you can being to action immediately.

Learning Outcomes
Learn – the relationship between decision making and DEI; the state of decision making in organizations
Grow – Move forward in decision quality and DEI; elevating your own skills and your impact
Do – Practical solutions for creating diverse and inclusive decision-making in your own organization

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/dei-decision-making-the-undeniable-and-unbreakable-connection/

Thó Wiŋ Magazine Submissions Now Open

submitted by haydenc@augsburg.edu

Submissions for Thó Wiŋ Magazine are now open through January 10th! We accept poetry, fiction, screenwriting/playwriting excerpts, creative nonfiction, visual arts, and short films.

We are also looking for editors for the 2021-2022 school year for Thó Wiŋ Magazine!

Editor Position Description: As an editor, you will look through the submissions in your designated editing categories (you will be able to choose which categories you would like to edit for) and give your opinion on whether or not each piece should be accepted into the magazine. You will be provided with training on how to evaluate and give feedback on the submissions prior to reading the submissions.

You can submit pieces here/apply.

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Attend 2022 MLK Jr. Convocation

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

On Monday, January 17, 2022 Augsburg University will host its annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CONVOCATION from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel with additional seating and viewing via livestream in Sateren Auditorium. This year the convocation theme is “Storytelling: Connecting Our Stories”. Through the keynote speaker, gospel choir, spoken word artist, soloist, and dancers, this longtime tradition in the Black community will be lifted up as a powerful symbol of healing and resisting.

To see the full convocation schedule, register for a pre-convocation storytelling workshop, and to get your ticket to the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, visit www.augsburg.edu/convo/mlk

Prior to the convocation, three pre-convocation storytelling workshops will be offered during a Storytelling Hour. (More information below.) To sign-up to participate in one of these three workshops, click the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe37ko46wAQqBT7j4AH3V9vAIdaLXigUrSibOiUkqTB0-EXOw/viewform

PRE-CONVOCATION WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Workshop Title: Writing can be a powerful tool to help process emotions, self express, and create the needed space to heal.
Workshop Presenter: Griot Joe Davis
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 113
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: The Social Hour
Workshop Presenter: Griot Atlese Robinson ‘19
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 114
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: Storytelling in African American English
Workshop Presenter: Griot Mary Taris ‘04
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Website

Payroll and HR Hours for Winter Break

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Payroll and Human Resources have adjusted walk-in hours over winter break. Please note the following schedule:

Dec. 28-30: Staff working exclusively remotely 8am -4:30pm. Please email HR@augsburg.edu for assistance. (Tuesday through Thursday)

Dec. 31-Jan. 3: CLOSED for University Holidays (Friday through Monday)

Normal in-person hours resume Tuesday Jan. 4. Thank you!

Payroll and HR Hours for Winter Break

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Payroll and Human Resources have adjusted walk-in hours over winter break. Please note the following schedule:

Dec. 23: Open 8am – 4:30pm

Dec. 24 – 27: CLOSED for University Holidays (Friday through Monday)

**Dec. 28-30: Staff working exclusively remotely 8am -4:30pm. Please email HR@augsburg.edu for assistance. (Tuesday through Thursday)

Dec. 31-Jan. 3: CLOSED for University Holidays (Friday through Monday)

Normal in-person hours resume Tuesday Jan. 4. Thank you!

Campus Cupboard + Food Lab Winter Break Hours

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open every weekday during winter break with free groceries and meals for students!

Winter Break 2021 Shopping Hours:

Mondays through Thursdays: noon-4pm
Fridays: 9:30am-noon

Campus Kitchen will also be hosting Food Lab (Hagfors 108) open cooking hours every Monday-Thursday of break from 4:30-8pm (except 12/27 and 1/3).

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Attend 2022 MLK Jr. Convocation

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

On Monday, January 17, 2022 Augsburg University will host its annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CONVOCATION from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel with additional seating and viewing via livestream in Sateren Auditorium. This year the convocation theme is “Storytelling: Connecting Our Stories”. Through the keynote speaker, gospel choir, spoken word artist, soloist, and dancers, this longtime tradition in the Black community will be lifted up as a powerful symbol of healing and resisting.

To see the full convocation schedule, register for a pre-convocation storytelling workshop, and to get your ticket to the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, visit www.augsburg.edu/convo/mlk

Prior to the convocation, three pre-convocation storytelling workshops will be offered during a Storytelling Hour. (More information below.) To sign-up to participate in one of these three workshops, click the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe37ko46wAQqBT7j4AH3V9vAIdaLXigUrSibOiUkqTB0-EXOw/viewform

PRE-CONVOCATION WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Workshop Title: Writing can be a powerful tool to help process emotions, self express, and create the needed space to heal.
Workshop Presenter: Griot Joe Davis
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 113
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: The Social Hour
Workshop Presenter: Griot Atlese Robinson ‘19
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 114
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: Storytelling in African American English
Workshop Presenter: Griot Mary Taris ‘04
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Website

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Bookstore Hours for the Weeks of December 20 – 31

submitted by gunters@augsburg.edu

The bookstore hours for the next two weeks are as follows:

12/20-12/26
Monday-Tuesday
9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-3:00pm
Friday
Closed in observance of the Christmas holiday
Saturday-Sunday
Closed

12/27-1/2
Monday-Thursday
9:00am-4:00pm
Friday
Closed in observance of New Years
Saturday-Sunday
Closed

Augsburg University Bookstore Hours

Important – Timesheet Deadline is TOMORROW at 3:00 p.m.

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Timesheet approvals for the 12/31 pay date are due TOMORROW at 3:00 PM for all employees who are not working over the Christmas holiday. Supervisors should work with their staff and student employees to make sure that all timesheets are submitted in advance of the deadline to allow for review and approval.

Thank you and happy holidays from the Human Resources and Payroll team!

Campus Cupboard + Food Lab Winter Break Hours

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open every weekday during winter break with free groceries and meals for students!

Winter Break 2021 Shopping Hours:

Mondays through Thursdays: noon-4pm
Fridays: 9:30am-noon

Campus Kitchen will also be hosting Food Lab (Hagfors 108) open cooking hours every Monday-Thursday of break from 4:30-8pm (except 12/27 and 1/3).

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Attend the Annual MLK Jr. Convocation

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

On Monday, January 17, 2022 Augsburg University will host its annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CONVOCATION from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel with additional seating and viewing via livestream in Sateren Auditorium. This year the convocation theme is “Storytelling: Connecting Our Stories”. Through the keynote speaker, gospel choir, spoken word artist, soloist, and dancers, this longtime tradition in the Black community will be lifted up as a powerful symbol of healing and resisting.

To see the full convocation schedule, register for a pre-convocation storytelling workshop, and to get your ticket to the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, visit www.augsburg.edu/convo/mlk

Prior to the convocation, three pre-convocation storytelling workshops will be offered during a Storytelling Hour. (More information below.) To sign-up to participate in one of these three workshops, click the following link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe37ko46wAQqBT7j4AH3V9vAIdaLXigUrSibOiUkqTB0-EXOw/viewform

PRE-CONVOCATION WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Workshop Title: Writing can be a powerful tool to help process emotions, self express, and create the needed space to heal.
Workshop Presenter: Griot Joe Davis
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 113
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: The Social Hour
Workshop Presenter: Griot Atlese Robinson ‘19
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 114
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: Storytelling in African American English
Workshop Presenter: Griot Mary Taris ‘04
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., CONVOCATION

Steam Shutoff Repairs and LED Light Upgrade Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The steam repair mentioned in A-mail last week did not require a steam shutoff to campus buildings after all. The steam is being diverted from Riverside Avenue onto our property.

The LED upgrade work has been suspended until January 3, when work will resume on Sverdrup and Old Main.

As campus slows down between semesters, there will be no Facilities update postings until January 10.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Earn Credits Spring ’22 Online Courses in Playwriting

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take an online course in playwriting with real-world playwrights from around the country! This unique opportunity is available to Augsburg students through our relationship with the prestigious Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

There are a few spots remaining on the spring 2022 semester courses:

*Playwriting: Exploring the Writer’s Theatrical Voice, PWC300; and

*Topics in Playwriting: Human Rights and Social Justice, PWC310

There is a short application to fill out to be enrolled in the course as seats are limited. Deadline has been extended to January 3rd, or until seats are full. Courses count as Augsburg courses and can be taken as part of an Auggie’s regular semester load.

Learn more and apply to be a part of one of these courses.

Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Greece, Mexico and More– This summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Interested in getting ahead on credits this summer? Want to do something different? Need Augsburg Experience? A short study abroad/away program is a great way to do all three!

Summer 2022, offers several short study abroad/away programs, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience, a winning combo!

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31:

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO
• May 9-27,
• 4 credits
•THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE
• May-23
• 4 credits
• choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST and PRESENT
• May 14-19
• 8 credits
• ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
• HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

Apply for these programs by March 1:

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
• independent study or internship also possible

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA
• July 10-20
• 1 credit
• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
• graduate-level course options also available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP
• June 8- July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Forum Webinar, DEI and Decision Making: The Undeniable and Unbreakable Connection

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: January 20, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Nigel Vanderlinden, Powernoodle  |  Dave Debacker, Powernoodle

As is the case with much of the DEI evidence and expertise that exists, many organizations continue to operate without the benefit of the evidence and expertise in the realm of quality decision making. As a result, whether it’s realized or not, in both regards organizations and their myriad stakeholders continue to fall short of their potential. The two realms could hardly be more closely connected as DEI supports and enables quality decisions while quality decision making enables and supports DEI.
This webinar will provide unique insights into the world of decision making today and highlight how DEI professionals – executives, leaders, practitioners, and consultants – are uniquely positioned to move organizations forward in both realms simultaneously; elevating their own brand and value proposition in the process. The session will also provide practical, evidence-based solutions that you can being to action immediately.

Learning Outcomes
Learn – the relationship between decision making and DEI; the state of decision making in organizations
Grow – Move forward in decision quality and DEI; elevating your own skills and your impact
Do – Practical solutions for creating diverse and inclusive decision-making in your own organization

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/dei-decision-making-the-undeniable-and-unbreakable-connection/

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Tomorrow: Send Off for Bryan Massich

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Please join us tomorrow, between 2 and 3 p.m. to wish Bryan Massich well in his next endeavor. Bryan will be leaving Augsburg after nearly a decade with the Augsburg Facilities team. We will gather in the student art gallery in the back half of the Einsteins coffee shop in Christensen Center. Snacks will be served in the enclosed fishbowl area. Join us to thank Bryan for his contributions and service to Augsburg!

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

Need Augsburg Experience? Take a Study Abroad/Away Course in Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t completed your Augsburg Experience requirement yet, a short study abroad/away program is a great way to do it! In summer 2022, several short programs are on offer, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience, a winning combo!

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31:

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO
• May 9-27,
• 4 credits
•THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE
• May-23
• 4 credits
• choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST and PRESENT
• May 14-19
• 8 credits
• ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
• HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
• independent study or internship also possible

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA
• July 10-20
• 1 credit
• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
• graduate-level course options also available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP
• June 8- July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Earn Credits with an Online Course in Playwriting in Spring’ 22

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take an online course in playwriting with real-world playwrights from around the country! This unique opportunity is available to Augsburg students through our relationship with the prestigious Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

There are a few spots remaining on the spring 2022 semester courses:

*Playwriting: Exploring the Writer’s Theatrical Voice, PWC300; and

*Topics in Playwriting: Human Rights and Social Justice, PWC310

There is a short application to fill out to be enrolled in the course as seats are limited. Deadline has been extended to January 3rd, or until seats are full. Courses count as Augsburg courses and can be taken as part of an Auggie’s regular semester load.

Learn more and apply to be a part of one of these courses.

Nominations for University Council Representative

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Staff Senate is currently accepting nominations for our open position of elected staff representative to the Augsburg University Council.

Staff may nominate other eligible staff or self-nominate for University Council using this form: https://forms.gle/P5pcj7LPQYjc25xC9

For more information about the University Council and an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab. http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/university-council/

Nomination deadline for the University Council is Thursday, Dec. 30. Elections for nominated individuals will be held in January. Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Wendy Assal, Admissions, at-large
Joel Enriquez Nicholson, Registrar’s Office
Christopher Bogen, Institutional Advancement
Janice Dames, Campus Ministry – Co-chair
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies – Co-chair
Mike Fetting, Student Affairs, at-large
Kate Gray, Strommen Center
Jackie Voigt, Athletics

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Administrative Accounting Holiday Walk in Hours

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

During the holiday break the Administrative Accounting office walk in hours are as follows:

December 20 – 22 – walk in hours 8am to 3pm
December 23 – office staff available virtually
December 24 – 27 – campus closed
December 28 – office staff available virtually
December 29 – walk in hours 8am to 3pm
December 30 – office staff available virtually
December 31 – campus closed

Please contact the following individuals on virtual days:

accountspayable@augsburg.edu for accounts payable questions or invoice submission
dorschr@augsburg or stepanek@augsburg.edu for all other inquiries

Happy Holidays!

Possible Steam Shutdown Monday, December 20

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Pending approvals from the City of Minneapolis, there may be a steam shutdown on campus on Monday, December 20. A list of buildings that would be affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This would only affect hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.
• Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
• Si Melby Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop
sink

Library Hours for Winter Break

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Lindell Library has reduced hours over winter break:

Dec. 17 – 7:45 am – 6:00 pm
Dec. 18-19 – CLOSED
Dec. 20-23 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dec. 24-27 – CLOSED
Dec. 28-30 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dec. 31-Jan. 3 – CLOSED
Jan. 4-7 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jan. 8-9 – CLOSED

Normal hours resume Monday, January 10 at 7:45 am

Lindell Library hours

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2022 trip will take place on April 5, 2022. Applications are due on February 21, 2022 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

December Auggie Pride Winners

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to our two Auggie Pride Award winners for the month of December, Cathy Knutson, Coordinator of Fine Arts and Music, and Pastor Babette Chatman, University Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry. Both staff members worked with the Vespers planning team to create this year’s virtual Advent Vespers service “Angel Voices, Again Now Sing.” The Augsburg staff senate is happy to recognize their amazing work. Congratulations Cathy and Babette!!

Staff Senate Website

Central Services Holiday Hours

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Central Services (Mail, Shipping & Copy Centers) will have the following hours during winter break:

Dec 20th – 23rd 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 24th & 27th – CLOSED
Dec 28th – 30th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dec 31st & Jan 3rd – CLOSED
Jan 4th – 7th 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Mailroom hours will not change during this period except for being closed on the days listed above.

Thank You and Happy Holidays

Is Success on Your Christmas List? 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

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico this Summer

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Study abroad with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Take a class, complete Augsburg Experience, and have a unforgettable experience! Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad.

Check out the options for summer – they all complete Augsburg Experience!

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer,
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements

MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP
• June 8- July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS or SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more information and apply online

Summer Study Abroad: Art and History in the Netherlands – Apply Now

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Earn 8 credits and your Augsburg experience in just a few weeks this summer, while exploring one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Visit museums, hear from speakers from across different industries, meet with locals to get an understanding of city life in Amsterdam, and so much more!

Innovation and Design in the Netherlands: Past and Present

Travel Dates: May 15 – 29, 2022

Professors: Jacqueline deVries and Christopher Houltberg

This is a 2-class program, and you’ll earn 8 credits, as well as Augsburg Experience. Choose one History and one Art course:

HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands (fulfills Humanities requirement), OR

HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands

​and

ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, (fulfills Fine Arts requirement), OR

ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 24 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now!

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Need Augsburg Experience? Take a Study Abroad/Away Course in Summer

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

If you haven’t completed your Augsburg Experience requirement yet, a short study abroad/away program is a great way to do it! In summer 2022, several short programs are on offer, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience, a winning combo!

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31:

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO, May 9-27, 4 credits
THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE, May-23, 4 credits
choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST and PRESENT, May 14-19, 8 credits
ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO, various dates throughout summer, 4-12 credits
SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA, July 10-20, 1 credit

MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
graduate-level course options also available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP, June 8- July 31, 8 credits
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
Interdisciplinary Studies or Spanish 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY, June 8 – July 24, 8 credits
SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Earn Credits Spring ’22 with an Online Course in Playwriting

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Take an online course in playwriting with real-world playwrights from around the country! This unique opportunity is available to Augsburg students through our relationship with the prestigious Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

There are a few spots remaining on the spring 2022 semester courses:

*Playwriting: Exploring the Writer’s Theatrical Voice, PWC300; and

*Topics in Playwriting: Human Rights and Social Justice, PWC310

There is a short application to fill out to be enrolled in the course as seats are limited. Deadline has been extended to January 3rd, or until seats are full. Courses count as Augsburg courses and can be taken as part of an Auggie’s regular semester load.

Learn more and apply to be a part of one of these courses.

Business Majors – Take Your Keystone Course in Greece this Summer

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Are you a business or economics major heading into your junior or senior year? Graduating in May? This short-term study abroad program is for you!

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS & ETHICS IN GREECE

May 5-23, 2022

Choose one course: BUS 495, ECO 495, or KEY 490

Also completes Augsburg Experience

Led by Professors Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetanakis

This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model.

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 30 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now.

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Music Therapy Students – Study Abroad this Summer

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Explore meanings and expressions of music, health, illness, and healing transculturally in the context of South Africa. The focus of this course is on developing an understanding of individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds and the use of music in community and for healing within their culture.

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Travel July 10-20, 2022

Led by Professor Dr. Annie Heiderscheit

Choose one course:

• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit),

• graduate course options available, too

• also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement!

This program is designed for Music Therapy majors, but students in music, psychology, or other related fields are also welcome.

***APPLY BY MARCH 1***

The program has a capacity of 22 students and is filled on a rolling basis.

Have questions? Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more program details and start an application here

Congratulations to Five Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce FIVE Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Huda Ali is a Biopsychology major who plans to study on the Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy short-term program in Spring break 2022.

Asha Abdirazak is a Computer Science major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan in Fall 2022

Salma Abikar is a Bio-Psychology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea this Spring 2022.

Ingri Ramirez Martin is a Sociology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan in Fall 2022

Sharmarke Omar is a finance and management double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at the American College of Greece in Fall 2022

Since 2008, **seventy-seven** Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $305,000.

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Catherine Maun, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats Huda, Asha, Salma, Ingri, and Omar!!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Wednesday – Culture Day

submitted by fullardj@augsburg.edu

MLife is hosting our very first HOLIDAZZLE SPIRIT WEEK! 2 days down, 3 more days to go!

Is there a piece of your culture that you want to share with your friends and family? Today is the perfect day to do that.

As a reminder, here is our Spirit Week! Make sure to stop by in Oyate Commons to take pictures with the MLife staff or your friends to enter for our raffles.

Wed, Dec 15 – Culture Day (dress in traditional wear or dress in cultural fashion)
Thu, Dec 16 – Ugly Xmas Sweater Day (wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater)
Fri, Dec 17 – Auggie Day (wear your favorite Augsburg gear)

We will be doing a daily drawing at 2pm on Wed, and Thu for a $25 gift card. You must be present to win the gift card AND participating in Spirit Day.

We will be doing a grand prize raffle on Thu, Dec 16 at 2pm.You must participate at least 3 spirit days in order to be eligible for the drawing and be present for the drawing.

Follow us on FB to see our latest post for Spirit Week!

Multicultural Life Facebook Page!

Thó Wiŋ Magazine Submissions Now Open

submitted by haydenc@augsburg.edu

Submissions for Thó Wiŋ Magazine are now open through January 10th! We accept poetry, fiction, screenwriting/playwriting excerpts, creative non fiction, visual arts, and short films.

We are also looking for editors for the 2021-2022 school year!

Editor Position Description: As an editor, you will look through the submissions in your designated editing categories (you will be able to choose which categories you would like to edit for) and give your opinion on whether or not each piece should be accepted into the magazine. You will be provided with training on how to evaluate and give feedback on the submissions prior to reading the submissions.

You can submit your pieces and apply here.

Bookstore Accounts Close in One Month

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

Spring semester is approaching, and so is the deadline to charge bookstore purchases to your student account! 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!

Holiday Shipping with Shipping/Receiving

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

Do you need to send something for the holidays? Look no further than Augsburg Shipping/Receiving!
We have discounted rates through UPS and FedEx and can also process and ship out via USPS. The deadlines for some shipping services are already quickly approaching so make sure to get your mailing done sooner unless you want to spend a lot more.

Deadlines to have packages arrive before Christmas are as follows:

USPS
First-Class mail & packages – Dec 17th
Priority services – Dec 18th

UPS & FedEx
Ground – Dec 15th (check corresponding websites)
Express Saver/3 Day – Dec 21st
2 Day – Dec 22nd
Next Day/Overnight – Dec 23rd

If you have any questions please reach out and we can give information!
612-330-1750 or mailship@augsburg.edu

Well Wishes and Send Off for Bryan Massich

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Please join us Tuesday, December 21, between 2 and 3 p.m. to wish Bryan Massich well in his next endeavor. Bryan will be leaving Augsburg on December 23, after nearly a decade with the Augsburg Facilities team. We will gather in the student art gallery in the back half of the Einsteins coffee shop in Christensen Center. Snacks will be served in the enclosed fishbowl area. Join us to thank Bryan for his contributions and service to Augsburg!

Is Success on your Christmas List? 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

Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session Today

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for exciting summer internship or fellowship opportunities?

ORISE is hosting a Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session for summer 2022 on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm. The session focuses on how you can apply at Zintellect to ORISE summer 2022 opportunities with DOE, CDC, FDA, NSF, and more. There are opportunities for both current students and recent graduates in STEM, Policy, Technical Support, and more.

Register Here

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2022 trip will take place on April 5, 2022. Applications are due on February 21, 2022 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

Need Language Credits? Head to Mexico this Summer

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Study abroad with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Take a class, complete Augsburg Experience, and have a unforgettable experience! Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad.

Check out the options for summer – they all complete Augsburg Experience!

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer,
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements

MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP
• June 8- July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS or SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more information and apply online

Summer Study Abroad: Art and History in the Netherlands – Apply Now

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Earn 8 credits and your Augsburg experience in just a few weeks this summer, while exploring one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Visit museums, hear from speakers from across different industries, meet with locals to get an understanding of city life in Amsterdam, and so much more!

Innovation and Design in the Netherlands: Past and Present

Travel Dates: May 15 – 29, 2022

Professors: Jacqueline deVries and Christopher Houltberg

This is a 2-class program, and you’ll earn 8 credits, as well as Augsburg Experience. Choose one History and one Art course:

HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands (fulfills Humanities requirement), OR

HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands

​and

ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, (fulfills Fine Arts requirement), OR

ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 24 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now!

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

submitted by leess8@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

Staff and Faculty Share your Experiences from Studying Abroad

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Take a Fine Arts Theater Course in Puerto Rico in May

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the summer study away program, Community, Arts, and Culture in Puerto Rico, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend ~3 weeks in Puerto Rico in May exploring different arts in the context of community building, activism, and social justice in Puerto Rico!

Through this program, you will complete THR 295, a 4-credit course that fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Participation in the program also fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Program details:

Travel: May 9-27, 2022

Course: THR 295: Community, Arts, & Culture in Puerto Rico (Fine Arts requirement)

Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get full program details and start an application here

Sp’22 Playwriting Course in Human Rights and Social Justice

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Spring 2022 has seats remaining in the online course “Topics in Playwriting: Human Rights and Social Justice (PWC 310).”

From the instructor, “Are you passionate about making change? In a climate where human rights and social justice are obscured by “fake news,” we will explore writing plays that expose truths. This class will inspire you to focus on diverse perspectives, tell a story from a unique angle, and feature communities not often heard from. You will write about not just what you know, but what you care deeply about.”

There is a short application to fill out to be enrolled in the course as seats are limited. Deadline has been extended to January 3rd, or until seats are full. Courses count as Augsburg courses and can be taken as part of an Auggie’s regular semester load.

Learn more and apply to take part in this course

Transcultural Music Therapy study Abroad in July – Apply Now

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Explore meanings and expressions of music, health, illness, and healing transculturally in the context of South Africa. The focus of this course is on developing an understanding of individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds and the use of music in community and for healing within their culture.

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Travel July 10-20, 2022

Led by Professor Dr. Annie Heiderscheit

Choose one course:

• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit),

• graduate course options available, too

• also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement!

This program is designed for Music Therapy majors, but students in music, psychology, or other related fields are also welcome.

***APPLY BY MARCH 1***

The program has a capacity of 22 students and is filled on a rolling basis.

Have questions? Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more program details and start an application here

Congratulations to Five Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce FIVE Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Huda Ali is a Biopsychology major who plans to study on the Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy short-term program in Spring break 2022.

Asha Abdirazak is a Computer Science major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan in Fall 2022

Salma Abikar is a Bio-Psychology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea this Spring 2022.

Ingri Ramirez Martin is a Sociology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan in Fall 2022

Sharmarke Omar is a finance and management double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at the American College of Greece in Fall 2022

Since 2008, **seventy-seven** Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $305,000.

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Catherine Maun, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats Huda, Asha, Salma, Ingri, and Omar!!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Wednesday – Culture Day

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

MLife is hosting our very first HOLIDAZZLE SPIRIT WEEK! 2 days down, 3 more days to go!

Is there a piece of your culture that you want to share with your friends and family? Today is the perfect day to do that.

As a reminder, here is our Spirit Week! Make sure to stop by in Oyate Commons to take pictures with the MLife staff or your friends to enter for our raffles.

Wed, Dec 15 – Culture Day (dress in traditional wear or dress in cultural fashion)
Thu, Dec 16 – Ugly Xmas Sweater Day (wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater)
Fri, Dec 17 – Auggie Day (wear your favorite Augsburg gear)

We will be doing a daily drawing at 2pm on Wed, and Thu for a $25 gift card. You must be present to win the gift card AND participating in Spirit Day.

We will be doing a grand prize raffle on Thu, Dec 16 at 2pm.You must participate at least 3 spirit days in order to be eligible for the drawing and be present for the drawing.

Follow us on FB to see our latest post for Spirit Week!

Multicultural Life Facebook Page!

Note About Recent log4j Vulnerability

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Here’s an update on our response to the log4j vulnerability that has been in the news this past week. As soon as it was announced last weekend our systems team started to identify which systems may be impacted by it. On Monday once vendors began releasing fixes or patches we started applying them to any of our affected systems. Because log4j is a Java component we had a relatively low exposure because we have relatively few Java systems.

Wednesday- Culture Day

submitted by mouak1@augsburg.edu

MLife is hosting our very first HOLIDAZZLE SPIRIT WEEK! 2 days down, 3 more days to go!

Is there a piece of your culture that you want to share with your friends and family? Today is the perfect day to do that.

As a reminder, here is our Spirit Week! Make sure to stop by in Oyate Commons to take pictures with the MLife staff or your friends to enter for our raffles.

Wed, Dec 15 – Culture Day (dress in traditional wear or dress in cultural fashion)
Thu, Dec 16 – Ugly Xmas Sweater Day (wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater)
Fri, Dec 17 – Auggie Day (wear your favorite Augsburg gear)

We will be doing a daily drawing at 2pm on Wed, and Thu for a $25 gift card. You must be present to win the gift card AND participating in Spirit Day.

We will be doing a grand prize raffle on Thu, Dec 16 at 2pm.You must participate at least 3 spirit days in order to be eligible for the drawing and be present for the drawing.

Follow us on FB to see our latest post for Spirit Week!

Multicultural Life Facebook Page!

Tomorrow, 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/

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

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2022 trip will take place on April 5, 2022. Applications are due on February 21, 2022 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session Thursday

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Are you looking for exciting summer internship or fellowship opportunities?

ORISE is hosting a Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session for summer 2022 on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm. The session focuses on how you can apply at Zintellect to ORISE summer 2022 opportunities with DOE, CDC, FDA, NSF, and more. There are opportunities for both current students and recent graduates in STEM, Policy, Technical Support, and more.

Register Here

Is Success on your Christmas List? Use TutorMe

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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

Campus Cupboard Winter Break Hours

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The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open every weekday during winter break with free groceries and meals for students!

Winter Break 2021 Shopping Hours:

Mondays through Thursdays: noon-4pm

Fridays: 9:30am-noon

Campus Kitchen will also be hosting Food Lab (Hagfors 108) open cooking hours every Thursday of break from 6-8pm.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Summer Study Abroad: Art and History in the Netherlands – Apply Now

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Earn 8 credits and your Augsburg experience in just a few weeks this summer, while exploring one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Visit museums, hear from speakers from across different industries, meet with locals to get an understanding of city life in Amsterdam, and so much more!

Innovation and Design in the Netherlands: Past and Present

Travel Dates: May 15 – 29, 2022

Professors: Jacqueline deVries and Christopher Houltberg

This is a 2-class program, and you’ll earn 8 credits, as well as Augsburg Experience. Choose one History and one Art course:

HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands (fulfills Humanities requirement), OR

HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands

​and

ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, (fulfills Fine Arts requirement), OR

ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 24 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now!

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Enjoy Writing? Explore Your Voice with Playwriting Course

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Spring 2022 has seats remaining in the online course “Playwriting: Exploring the Writer’s Theatrical Voice (PWC300).”

From the instructor, “In this course, the writer will develop a technique that is individual, yet grounded in fundamental dramatic writing skills. Students will read select plays by contemporary playwrights of color as inspiration and as a catalyst for their work. The class will analyze these plays to identify a variety of skills, themes, and concepts within four categories: Language as Identity, Intersection of Arts and Activism: The Playwright as Activist, Form, and Aesthetics, and Gender Narratives.”

There is a short application to fill out to be enrolled in the course as seats are limited. Deadline has been extended to January 3rd, or until seats are full. Courses count as Augsburg courses and can be taken as part of an Auggie’s regular semester load.

Learn more and apply to take part in this course

Need Augsburg Experience? Take a Study Abroad/Away Course in Summer

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If you haven’t completed your Augsburg Experience requirement yet, a short study abroad/away program is a great way to do it! In summer 2022, several short programs are on offer, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience, a winning combo!

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31:

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO, May 9-27, 4 credits
THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE, May-23, 4 credits
choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST and PRESENT, May 14-19, 8 credits
ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN MEXICO, various dates throughout summer, 4-12 credits
SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA, July 10-20, 1 credit

MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
graduate-level course options also available

MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP, June 8- July 31, 8 credits
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
Interdisciplinary Studies or Spanish 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY, June 8 – July 24, 8 credits
SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Take a Fine Arts Theater Course in Puerto Rico in May

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the summer study away program, Community, Arts, and Culture in Puerto Rico, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend ~3 weeks in Puerto Rico in May exploring different arts in the context of community building, activism, and social justice in Puerto Rico!

Through this program, you will complete THR 295, a 4-credit course that fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Participation in the program also fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Program details:

Travel: May 9-27, 2022

Course: THR 295: Community, Arts, & Culture in Puerto Rico (Fine Arts requirement)

Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get full program details and start an application here

Business Majors – Take your Keystone Course in Greece this Summer

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Are you a business or economics major heading into your junior or senior year? Graduating in May? This short-term study abroad program is for you!

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS & ETHICS IN GREECE

May 5-23, 2022

Choose one course: BUS 495, ECO 495, or KEY 490

Also completes Augsburg Experience

Led by Professors Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetanakis

This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model.

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 30 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now.

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

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For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXbfDU7r1hi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Holiday Shipping with Shipping/Receiving

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Do you need to send something for the holidays? Look no further than Augsburg Shipping/Receiving!
We have discounted rates through UPS and FedEx and can also process and ship out via USPS. The deadlines for some shipping services are already quickly approaching so make sure to get your mailing done sooner unless you want to spend a lot more.

Deadlines are as follows:

USPS
First-Class mail & packages – Dec 17th
Priority services – Dec 18th

UPS & FedEx
Ground – Dec 15th (check corresponding websites)
Express Saver/3 Day – Dec 21st
2 Day – Dec 22nd
Next Day/Overnight – Dec 23rd

If you have any questions please reach out and we can give information!
612-330-1750 or mailship@augsburg.edu

Tuesday — Character Day

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MLife is hosting our very first HOLIDAZZLE SPIRIT WEEK! One day down, four more to go!

I hope you all are dressed as your favorite character today!!!

As a reminder, here is our Spirit Week! Make sure to stop by in Oyate Commons to take pictures with the MLife staff or your friends to be enter for our raffles.

Tue, Dec 14 – Character Day (dress as your favorite character from a TV show, movie, etc.)
Wed, Dec 15 – Culture Day (dress in traditional wear or dress in cultural fashion)
Thu, Dec 16 – Ugly Xmas Sweater Day (wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater)
Fri, Dec 17 – Auggie Day (wear your favorite Augsburg gear)

We will be doing a daily drawing at 2pm on Tue, Wed, and Thu for a $25 gift card. You must be present to win the gift card.

We will be doing a grand prize raffle on Thu, Dec 16 at 2pm.You must participate at least 3 spirit days in order to be eligible for the drawing and be present for the drawing.

Follow us on FB to see our latest post for Spirit Week!

Multicultural Life Facebook Page!