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Moodle Gradebook Reminder

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Instructors, in the interest of ensuring integrity and accuracy for your grading methods as you prepare final grade submissions this term, please remember that Moodle will include grade items in the overall course grade calculation only when there is a value entered. This is to say, empty grades are not counted against your students.
Make sure any items to be included in course grades have a value. If a student didn’t submit work, entering a zero (or other minimum score) will ensure their missing work is reflected in their course total. Please click the link below for more information on entering zeros.

Entering Zeros in the Moodle Gradebook

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
• ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490 (choose one course)

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
• 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 details for all the programs listed above on our website

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.

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

General Announcements

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.

Multicultural Life Holidazzle Spirit Week

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Join Multicultural Life to show your holidazzle spirit. Spirit week will be from Monday, December 13th to Friday, December 17th.

Spirit week will include:
13th: Pajama Day – Wear your favorite pajamas
14th: Character Day – Dress up as your favorite character
15th: Culture Day – Dress in tradition wear or cultural fashion(Pop culture, hip hop culture etc)
16th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – Wear your favorite ugly christmas sweater
17th: Auggie Day – Wear your favorite auggie gear.

Good luck on finals Auggies!

Take a Fine Arts Theater Course in Puerto Rico in May

submitted by stoddard@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

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

submitted by stoddard@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

Campus Cupboard 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 Thursday of break from 6-8pm.

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

Multicultural Life Presents’ Holidazzle Spirit Week

submitted by mouak1@augsburg.edu

MLife invites you to join us in our Holidazzle Spirit week! We will have a full week worth of spirit. First thing today, we will be starting with with pajamas day.

Holidazzle Spirit Week will include:
Mon, Dec 13th: Pajama Day- Wear you favorite pj’s
Tue, Dec 14th: Character Day- Dress as your favorite character
Wed, Dec 15th:Culture Day- Dress in tradition wear or dress in cultural fashion
Thur, Dec 16th: Ugly Xmas sweater Day- Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater
Fri, Dec17th: Auggie Day- Wear your favorite Augsburg gear

Any student who participates in spirit week will be entered for a daily raffle! $25 visa gift card. If you participate 3 days out of the 5 days, you will get the chance to win Apple Airpod Pro!!! Must be present to enter in the raffle!

Monday: Pajamas Day!

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

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

Event Announcements

Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session

submitted by pearsong@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

Thursday, 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/

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Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences from Studying Abroad

submitted by stoddard@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!

Check out our IG: @global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here to share!

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