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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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
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Teaching and Learning

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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

Event Announcements

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!

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

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

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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