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Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus On Spring or Summer Break

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, & HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MN
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

MONEY, BANKING, & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN GERMANY

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

Faculty: Apply for Professional Development Funds by October 1

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) December 2022 through February 2023, the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is October 1, 2022.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than October 3, 2022. You can find the request form, as well as all deadlines and a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding this year, on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

Two Workshops for Faculty Mentors (Advisors) October 3 and 5

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Informed mentoring/advising of our students can be critical to their success, on-time graduation, and achieving their academic goals. The Degree Audit we’ve been using since 2021 is designed to help students and their faculty mentors better and more effectively communicate with each other about university and discipline-based requirements specific to each student as well as documentation of the student’s progression toward graduation.

In response to faculty requests, the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team is pleased to offer two sessions to help faculty learn more about the Degree Audit and how to use it as a tool for mentoring/advising students. Faculty may attend one or both workshops, and should RSVP planned attendance to one or both by sending an email to graduation@augsburg.edu no later than 2pm the day of the session.

Faculty Development Workshop: Degree Audit Tutorial
October 3 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: Receive step-by-step, hands-on degree audit training from the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team. Feel free to bring your own laptop.
RSVP by 2 p.m. the day of the event by sending an email to graduation@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Development Workshop: Understanding a Degree Audit
October 5 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: The Registrar Office’s Graduation Team will lead you through sections of the degree audit to increase your understanding of the audit. Feel free to bring your own laptop, questions, and/or confusing audit examples.

As always, If you need accommodations for either of these sessions or have any questions, please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

Come to the Writing Center for Help With Your Essays

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center Is Open!

Our hours are:
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Have the Writing Center Visit Your Class

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

Please use this form to let us know that you would like a Writing Center tutor to visit your class. A tutor (or the Director) will talk about why a student might want to visit the Writing Center, describe what happens in a tutoring session, and share information about our hours and location.

Class visits last for 5-10 minutes and are usually scheduled at the beginning of a class period. If you complete this form, we will email you to confirm the date and time of the visit.

Thank you for inviting a tutor into your classroom! We look forward to seeing your students at the Writing Center and hope we we can help them become more confident writers this semester.

https://forms.gle/TXEbe8jJWAGSJp5f8

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

October 1 and November 1: Study Abroad and Away Deadlines

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Don’t let your Study Abroad & Away Application fall behind. Keep track of these deadlines and get in touch if you have questions!

OCTOBER 1:

Augsburg spring semester EXCHANGE Program application deadline

NOVEMBER 1:

Augsburg spring semester CGEE Study Centers

Spring Break Programs (to Guatemala or Los Angeles)

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress: abroad@augsburg.edu

Find your program and work on your application here

General Announcements

Diapers Needed – We Can’t Reach Our Goal Without You

submitted by hagerman@augsburg.edu

Diapers are not covered under safety net programs such as SNAP (food stamps) or WIC (women, infants and children). Households experiencing diaper needs are approximately 50 diapers short a month.

It is Diaper Awareness Week! Did you know that Augsburg University nursing faculty members offer diapers at the Augsburg Central Health Commons?

“We need diapers of all sizes, infant to adult,” stated Dr. Katie Clark, Executive Director of Augsburg Health Commons.

Help us reach our goal of collecting/purchasing 5,000 diapers for the Health Commons by year end.

Please make a diaper donation today! To make a monetary donation, go to https://advancement.augsburg.edu/donations/general-donation and designate the “Augsburg Central Health Commons” from the dropdown menu (5th down).

Drop off diapers in round bins located in Christensen Center entryway and in Science Hall Room 116.

Please make a diaper donation today

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn Up to $35)

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology
research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to
complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research
lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr.
Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone:
612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

HR: Online Trainings Through Vector Solutions

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff and student employees:
Augsburg Human Resources is pleased to announce that it has migrated required employee training to the Vector Solutions training platform (Vector Solutions recently acquired EVERFI’s higher education business).

The current trainings focus on the areas of Information security, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and discrimination & sexual harassment prevention.

Training in these areas helps strengthen Augsburg as a workplace, helps protect the rights of students, faculty and staff, and responds to requirements from the Department of Education (under Title IV) and our insurance providers. These interactive and engaging courses can be accessed from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Employees are required to complete information security training every year and other courses on even-numbered years.

Training can be accessed through https://augsburg-mn.safecolleges.com
Faculty and Staff can also access the training by logging into Inside Augsburg and choosing Administrative Tasks > Training.

Recent Hires and Employees with Outstanding Training:
You will receive an email invitation with your required training. Going forward our goal is to assign training to new employees within 90 days of their start date. Staff should coordinate with their supervisor to identify times to complete the training during regular work hours. Hourly staff may not schedule overtime to accommodate required training.

Email Senders
Vector Solutions may send training emails from any of the following domains: vectorsolutions.com, safeschools.com, safecolleges.com, safepersonnel.com, or scenariolearning.com. If you have questions or concerns regarding an email claiming to be on behalf of Augsburg HR please reach out to hr@augsburg.edu

Already Completed Training?
If you are assigned training that you have already completed in 2022 in the EVERFI platform please reach out to vachta@augsburg.edu to have your record corrected.

Augsburg Required Training

Back to School, Keep Your Cool With 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

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1:30pm

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major.

Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Chapel: Gabby Allen

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a chapel service with Gabby Allen, American Indian Student Services Program Manager. Gabby will share about Orange Shirt Day, a day when we honor the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and the United States. It is a national day of remembrance of the residential boarding school experience in which we witness and honor the healing journey of survivors and their families and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation of Indian Boarding Schools.

Blessing of the Animals in Chapel on Friday, September 30

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am on Friday for the Blessing of the Animals service as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures and a slideshow of pets. If you wish to have a photo of your pet included in the slideshow, please send it to Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu by Thursday at 3:00 pm. Jennifer Troy of Paws for Learning will join us with her therapy animals, and Ellen Weber, Christensen Center for Vocation Operations Program Associate, will offer a message. Bring your pet or therapy or emotional support animal (or a photo of them) for a blessing on Friday. All are welcome!

Multicultural Life Open House

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Multicultural Life is hosting an Open House for all current students, staff and faculty at Augsburg University. Learn about our team, our mission and our space: Oyate Commons.

When: Thursday, Sep 29th
Time: 3:00 PM
Where: Oyate Commons

Make sure to RSVP in the link below
https://bit.ly/AuggieLifeRSVP

For any questions or concerns, contact mlife@augsburg.edu

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Multicultural Life Open House_Auggie Life RSVP

Multicultural Life Campus Information Session

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

The Multicultural Life Information Session is targeted towards Faculty and Staff to learn about who we are, our work and future/continued collaboration together. Come support and meet our 2022-2023 MLife team.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 3:30pm and Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 9:20am
Location: Marshall Room

The Black Circle Series: A Year Without Black Spaces

submitted by burrowsk@augsburg.edu

In this circle talk series, we will be discussing different topics regarding the student body, specifically black-identifying students. The purpose is to educate and create a community on campus in accordance with Augsburg’s mission. Prepare to engage and collaborate with others as we find ways to uplift members of our Augsburg community.

This is a new dialogue series, so please come and show your support! Stay tuned as they will happen once a month during the fall and spring semesters. Pan-Afrikan Student Services will be collaborating with other campus partners to be sure we are reaching members of our close-knit community.

Our first event will take place on September 28, 2022, at Riverside Room from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

See you there!

*Food will be provided

*For any accommodation needs, please contact Pan-Afrikan Student Services at panafrikan@augsburg.edu

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/8349621

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

There will be an Augsburg Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering on Thursday, October 27 at 4:00–5:30 p.m. at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners. This gathering is an opportunity for BIPOC faculty and staff to gather and build community in an informal setting.

To be added to the Google calendar invite for this event, please email inclusion@augsburg.edu.

Hope to see you there!

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