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Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is
– A fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program
– Students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction
– Part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity
– There are 14 languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs

Competitive applicants will need
– To illustrate a commitment to language learning,
– A strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting
– Ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment.
– Most programs do not require experience studying the selected language. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applications are due Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by 8:00 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 21th

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Free Arabic, Russian, or Chinese Language Instruction

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program now offers CLS Spark. This is a virtual initiative for undergraduate students to lean essential languages for America’s engagement with the world.

As a virtual program, CLS Spark allows students to have an immersive language and cultural experience with international communities. Spark participants will spend approximately 8 weeks during the summer learning either Arabic, Russian, or Chinese through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of these languages.

– 10 hours of intense live group instruction a week
– Cultural activities and individual consultations
– Monthly professional development workshops and inclusive support

Participants of CLS Spark will receive:
– Language instruction and cultural programming;
– Textbooks and language learning materials
– Language gains certified using the widely-recognized ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) assessment
– Non-competitive eligibility for U.S. government employment for up to three -years after the program completion;
– Academic credit issued through Bryn Mawr College; and
– A stipend towards equipment and connectivity costs (for example, a web camera or microphone).

Applications are due November 15, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 21th

CLS Spark Website

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!

NOVEMBER 1:

Augsburg spring semester CGEE Study Centers in Latin America, Northern Ireland, and Namibia & South Africa.

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

Spring Break in Guatemala or Los Angeles: Study Away Courses

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

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

Apply to take a class in one of the following programs in spring semester, and spend your spring break somewhere totally different than the Twin Cities!.

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

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

Check out all the program offerings here

Faculty: Propose an Off-Campus Course With CGEE

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

CGEE is accepting proposals for off-campus courses offered in AY 23-24 (winter break, spring break, or summer ’24). Any course with an off-campus, overnight experience must submit a program proposal.

Proposal Deadline: November 1

Graduate and Nursing program chairs/directors: Please contact Peggy Johnson (johnsop2@augsburg.edu) to discuss your off-campus course plans and proposals

Undergraduate course proposals: contact Maren Stoddard Mack, stoddard@augsburg.edu with questions.

Propose an off-campus study abroad/away program here

Intern and Study in Northern Ireland This Spring – Free Airfare

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Spend your spring semester in Northern Ireland!

This semester-long program is an investigation of a society’s transition from violent conflict to sustainable democracy, a transition that continues to be a fragile and difficult process. On this semester program you will complete an internship – a stellar addition to your resume for post-college job hunting! – in a setting that focuses on one or more of the key themes: Diversity and Inclusion; Equality and Social Justice; Democracy and Active Participation; Human Rights and Social Responsibility.

In addition to your unique internship, you will:

Complete a full 16 credits of Augsburg University credit

Travel the country on included excursions embedded in the semester

Live at Ulster University’s Magee Campus, alongside other international and Irish students

Enjoy the charming city of Derry-Londonderry, an historic and vibrant city in the north west Northern Ireland

Receive an automatic cgee travel grant of $1,500 off your tuition

Receive free airfare (spring 2023 program only)

Complete your Augsburg Experience requirement

Graduate and Nursing program chairs/directors: Please contact Peggy Johnson (johnsop2@augsburg.edu) to discuss your off-campus course plans and proposals

Application Deadline: November 1

Learn more about Northern Ireland and apply here

General Announcements

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!

Advent Vespers Volunteer Opportunities

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

The 43rd annual Advent Vespers is just around the corner! Be a part of this wonderful event at the start of the Advent season. We will be in person again at Central Lutheran Church and need many volunteers.

Join the processional party by carrying a bell, candle, torch, or banner! There will be a practice on November 29 and an open dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 pm in addition to the Advent Vespers services on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm and 5 pm (with a hearty snack between the services). Please sign up today! Vespers Processional Sign Up.

We also need volunteers to usher, assist at the will call office onsite, and other production roles. Production Roles Sign Up. Please contact Margaret Albers at albersm@augsburg.edu or Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu to find out more about volunteering.

Next General Meeting for the Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC)

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-PA Club (APPAC) is having their next meeting on Monday, 10/17 at 1035am in HC106. We will go over the PA school application process timeline, hear from a Navy medical program recruiter, and review upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA.

Please RSVP on Auggie Life, and we hope to see you there!
Branwen

MN Urban Debate League Seeks In-Person Volunteers

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students. Our goal is to ensure all Minnesota students to have access to debate, a powerful and transformative activity that improves academic outcomes, students’ confidence, and transferable skills like public speaking.

We’ve had a great response to our virtual tournament judging opportunities- all shifts are filled but Friday, December 9th! We still have multiple upcoming opportunities to judge debates IN PERSON in the Twin Cities!

We’re looking for judges for the following dates & locations:

• Sat. October 29: Roseville Area High School (feel free to join the Rosebowl tradition and wear a Halloween costume!)
• Sat. November 12: Highland Park
• Sat. November 19: University of Minnesota
• Sat. December 10: Twin Cities Metro location TBA

No debate experience is required. We will train you ahead of the tournament. We’re seeking caring adults who want to help students improve their skills. Judges must be able to pass a background check.

Want to volunteer with a large group? Email froehlic@augsburg.edu to coordinate.

Please learn more and sign up here! https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Please learn more and sign up here!

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? 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

October 20 Lunch and Learn MA in Leadership for Augsburg Employees

submitted by davisd2@augsburg.edu

On October 20 Augsburg Staff are invited to bring lunch or grab lunch in The Commons and join us to chat about Augsburg’s own Master of Arts in Leadership program and taking advantage of your employee tuition benefit!

October 20, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Riverside Room (3rd Floor Christensen Center)
For Augsburg employees

Bring a lunch or grab lunch in the cafeteria and join us in the Riverside Room!

We will go through the benefits of a masters degree, the versatility of this Leadership degree, and how to utilize your Augsburg tuition benefit.

Register or express interest here!

Ordering Packages

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

As companies like Amazon and Target have switched to using flex drivers to deliver their packages we seeing packages delivered all over campus instead of to the Shipping/Receiving Department. We have been trying to fix the issue of packages being left in random places around campus. If you see a package delivered to someplace other then Shipping/Receiving please let us know or bring it in so we can get it to the correct person.

To help the flex drivers find the correct building please use the Christensen Center’s building address when ordering instead of the general campus address. Please make sure you have your full name on the order.

Your Name
720 22nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Thank you for your help in this matter.

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Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering

submitted by lohmannm@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!

Admissions Event: Auggie Preview Day Open House

submitted by dufaultb@augsburg.edu

Campus community, on Thursday October 20th and Friday October 21st, the office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting our open house events each day. Minnesota students have those days off for MEA, so this is a great time to have them visit.

If you see any future Auggies and their families around campus, feel free to extend a warm welcome!

https://www.augsburg.edu/firstyear/events/

Community Visioning: Monthly Dialogue Series

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

The Monthly Dialogues are a series of intentional conversation spaces for Augsburg Students, hosted by Multicultural Life. We recognize that students face plenty of ongoing challenges during their time at Augsburg and want to facilitate a safe and comfortable space to discuss these issues.

Join us this month’s dialogue Community Visioning as we have a discussion around mutual aid (guided by Dean Spade’s book “Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (And the Next)”), what our community needs from one another, and a visioning activity. This will be in the Marshall room, October 20th 2022 from 3-4pm. Hope to see you there!

RSVP on Auggie Life:

Indigenous Book Club – November 7

submitted by allang@augsburg.edu

For Native American Heritage Month, American Indian Student Services is sponsoring an Indigenous Book club where we will read A History of Kindness by Linda Hogan. Poems from Linda Hogan explore new and old ways of experiencing the vagaries of the body and existing in harmony with earth’s living beings. Throughout this clear-eyed collection, Hogan tenderly excavates how history instructs the present, and envisions a future alive with hope for a healthy and sustainable world that now wavers between loss and survival. We will meet on Monday, Nov. 7th from 5pm-7pm to discuss the book and have dinner. RSVP is limited to 20 people. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate. You will receive the book after you RSVP. Please direct any questions to aiss@augsburg.edu.

RSVP for the Indigenous Book Club

Education Minnesota “Degrees, Not Debt” Today, 5pm

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Thursday, October 13, 5 to 6 pm, Sverdrup 2.

Education Minnesota will be on campus to help you learn about your student debt forgiveness options — including the latest on President Biden’s debt relief announcement of up to $20,000 — in their “Degrees, Not Debt” seminar.

Student debt is no longer just a burden—it’s become a barrier to the American Dream. Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation for student debt, with the average student debt load at $30,894 for state college students. Education Minnesota, the state teachers’ union, wants to help relieve your debt burden and make college more affordable and accessible to all. This is particularly important for our public schools. If teaching becomes an unaffordable profession, it will become even more difficult to attract and retain high-quality educators.

TODAY – Open House: Communication Studies, Film, and New Media Department

submitted by rjohnson@augsburg.edu

Hello Everyone,

Today, the Communication Studies, Film, and New Media Department (CFN) will be hosting an Open House 12p-2p! We invite all interested students to attend! Snacks will be provided! We will also have a photographer present to snap professional profile photos for students to update their LinkedIn and other social media profiles. We hope to see you there!

October 13th, 12p-2p in Foss Atrium

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