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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

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

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

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

General Announcements

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

Event Announcements

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!

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

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

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

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!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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!

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