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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

Application Deadline: November 1

Learn more about Northern Ireland and apply here

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

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

Apply

Visit the Writing Center for Help With Your Writing Assignments

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/

Your Summer Plans: Fine Arts and Augsburg Experience

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Do something different this summer–explore a new region of Minnesota! Join the summer course to earn your Fine Arts credit *and* Augsburg Experience!

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MINNESOTA

Evening Course Meetings: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm, for 4 weeks beginning May 9 and ending June 3.
Travel: This course will travel to Walnut Grove, Minnesota for 2 short residencies:
Tuesday, May 23 – Friday, May 26
Thursday, June 1- Saturday, June 3, including a public showing in Walnut Grove on June 2
Course choices:
THR 295 – Topics in Theater, fulfills Fine Arts requirement
SOC 495 – elective for sociology majors or minors
INS 292 — 2 credit optional add-n for students wishing to take additional credits in summer

Changing demographics, especially in rural communities, provide both challenges and opportunities for building strong and equity-minded communities. This course explores these challenges and opportunities with the goal of building community ties as well as connections between Augsburg University students and the residents of Walnut Grove, Minnesota.

While in Walnut Grove, you will meet with community members and conduct interviews to learn more about the residents of the community and their history. Research, stories, and data will be collected and used as material to create a public presentation at the end of the class.
This is a great opportunity to earn credits in a new, dynamic way during summer, without interfering with work schedules, and other summer commitments!

Check the website below for more info and start an application!

Get all the details here

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: 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

General Announcements

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

Farewell to Hli Vang

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

It is with a heavy yet proud heart that I announce that Hli Vang will be leaving Augsburg University on November 1 for a fabulous new opportunity at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In Hli’s 8 years at Augsburg she has been an integral part of the development and growth of the Multicultural Life Department and has been an incredible advisor and mentor to student organizations and students during her tenure. Additionally, Hli was able to successfully keep multicultural life student services afloat with only a two-person department spanning the first year and a half of Covid and now has emerged as an amazing leader to the brand new Multicultural Life staff. She has also been instrumental in helping me reimagine an updated vision and mission for the Multicultural Life Department. Quite simply, Hli will be greatly missed.

Hli rather not have a formal goodbye gathering, but welcomes anyone who would like to stop by her office and wish her well before she goes!

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!

Student Leadership Interest Form

submitted by abdiaa7@augsburg.edu

This form is a joint application to apply for one or more of the following student leadership positions (along with what terms the position start and end). Student hired for the position will be required to take a leadership development course to prepare for the position in Spring 2023 (LST294/296) unless otherwise exempt (returners are not required to re-take the class).

https://forms.gle/yz1Sup9jw2q5ZpPm9

HOURLY POSITIONS PAID THROUGH AUGSBURG PAYROLL
The following positions are compensated $15/hr.

* Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor (Spring 2023 – Summer 2023)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FoIe_WV3pSuna_Om41D-btLceUgM-NLaJRFeqS1xPSY/edit

* AugSem Student Leader (Spring 2023 – Fall 2023)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1umkmbPH1ymhwm2bhEUsElsAwF6TytuMliCO0npXjKVI/edit?usp=sharing

* Orientation Leader (Spring 2023 – Summer 2023)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17eKuZ_B7dINqr1UUZKTkbjyXI0JbIPl7PfHr8QhdSW4/edit?usp=sharing

* Pan-Asian Student Services Intern (Summer 2023 – Spring 2024)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M1_NKF9tNZUJaN4y51o7L25TJ-W70XiMZr5p14nJ6Ks/edit?usp=sharing

* Pan-Asian Mentor Program Family Leader (Summer 2023 – Spring 2024)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16PHN_6p5wnl01j8Wd-1l1sOhvUWyldcCgZfzWcgeBdc/edit?usp=sharing

RESIDENCE LIFE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The following leadership opportunities receive discounted room and board based on service provided to the Department of Residence Life.

* Resident Assistant (Spring 2023, Fall 2023 – Spring 2024)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dA5leka7oIQZ9hAZxeYN99UnPDtnSd3WUp50DE_nmJ4/edit?usp=sharing

* Residence Life Lead (Spring 2023, Fall 2023 – Spring 2024)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Yq5EDlHwABk_hVQCAN3Urha1vjqae4dxrl3ouhvBqs/edit?usp=sharing

Event Announcements

Salsa Night Next Thursday

submitted by rodrigra@augsburg.edu

Come join us in Sateren Auditorium on Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. for an energetic and fun-filled night. The Augsburg Jazz Ensemble performs mambos, boleros, guanguancó, and salsa as part of a celebration of the musical heritage in the Americas and is joined by the Vocal Jazz singers and soloists Ashley Litzinger and Vincent Rosa-Chavez. We are also joined by Jonathan Alarcón from Honduras as a performer and as artist-in-residence. Accomplished in a wide range of styles and with his first love being jazz, Jonathan’s first appearance at Augsburg was as a member of Cienaños, a Honduran band known for their energetic performance and calls for social justice in Central America, as a part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in 2017. Don’t miss out!

Presented in partnership with the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies.

https://www.augsburg.edu/music/

Learn More About the Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole

submitted by cliftonk@augsburg.edu

As Augsburg University supports students to tap into their unique gifts to fulfill their essential purpose through meaningful work, we recognize that organizations have an essential purpose too. The Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole was recently established to support organizations as they carry out their purpose in the world. Through a disciplined process that embraces the organization’s relationships to the larger world, Seeing Things Whole brings together a community of leaders and scholars to analyze and find solutions to critical organizational challenges.

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 12:30pm in Oren Gateway 100 to learn more about Seeing Things Whole and our work is to cultivate whole leaders and thriving organizations to positively impact the common good.

Contact Keri Clifton at cliftonk@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1525 with questions.

Volunteer with Feminist Book Club for the National Women’s Studies Conference, November 11-13

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Feminist Book Club (FBC), located on Minnehaha Avenue just off Franklin Avenue, is the Official Bookseller for the National Women’s Studies Association conference happening in Minneapolis November 10th through the 13th. Keynote speakers are Anita Hill and Angela Davis (!) and FBC could use some volunteers to assist with getting books to the conference hotel in Downtown Minneapolis and other conference related activities. Volunteers will also have access to the conference the day they are volunteering if they would like to sit in on panels or presentations. Here’s the conference website: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/nwsa/nwsa22/

Please email renee@feministbookclub.com for details or to sign up for a shift!

Shifts available are: Friday, Nov. 11
9am-12pm – one volunteer
12pm-3pm – two volunteers
3pm-6pm – one volunteer

Saturday, Nov. 12
9am-12pm – one volunteer
12pm-3pm – two volunteers
3pm-6pm – one volunteer

Sunday, Nov. 13
9am-1pm – two volunteers

FBC is a subscription service with an active community of more than 800 members internationally. Books are selected by members, you can opt in for monthly subscriptions that include goods related to the book from BIPOC and Queer owned businesses, and 5% of their profits go to orgs working on social justice issues. They’re rad, if you’re free to help out it’s a great opportunity to meet some great folks!

Feminist Book Club

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

Psychological Thriller Movie Night- Tuesday October 25

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

Hi everybody! With Halloween approaching right around the corner, Augsburg Psychological Association will be hosting a psychological thriller movie night on Tuesday, October 25th in Science 123 (Old Science building). If you haven’t already seen the flyers posted around campus, we will be showing The Zodiac. Food and beverages will be provided. It will be a fun event and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please RSVP with this link.

Panel: Parenting a Child With a Dis/Ability and Transition

submitted by madrids@augsburg.edu

We currently observe a rise in new types and uses of the classification of people with dis/abilities, especially targeting and marginalizing individuals at the transition stage. Othering and problem-categorization are characteristics across educational settings and practices. They are intertwined in policy, administration, evidence-based practices, and transition. They are built into pragmatically adopted social perceptions and marginalized procedures. They are taken up in everyday life to handle self and others, in ever-new rounds of medicalization, and generally as self-presentations in daily life, including career opportunities. This implicates and challenges special education as well as other human sciences.

Join us for a rich and meaningful conversation on individuals with dis/abilities’ rights, transition options, dreams, and hopes about the future.

In-person and online options available.

Presenters
Yvonne Moreno, PhD.
Gail Gale, PhD
Courtney Hess
Rebecca Olson

Moderator
Sergio Madrid-Aranda, Special Education, Augsburg University.

Location
OG 112. Augsburg University.
Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/98052233267

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/98052233267

This Thursday: 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!

Celebrating the Life of Peter Hendrickson ’76

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2pm in Hoversten Chapel

Peter Amnell Hendrickson, retired Professor Emeritus and former Director of Choral Activities at Augsburg University, died this past June.

Dr. Hendrickson was a member of the Augsburg University faculty from 1994 until his retirement in 2017, serving as the conductor of the Augsburg Choir and the Masterworks Chorale. He also served as Artistic Director of the annual Advent Vespers, a combination of music and liturgy involving over 300 singers, instrumentalists, and readers, presented by the Augsburg community each year at Central Lutheran Church. He led annual Augsburg Choir tours throughout the United States, Europe, and China during his tenure, and presented and commissioned world premieres by such noted composers as Steve Heitzeg and Kari Tikka. Dr. Hendrickson was an inspiring and charismatic teacher who influenced and encouraged many students over the course of his career.

A chorus of 90+ alumni & friends have organized to share music during the service.

Duh – a Halloween Dance Party: Featuring Mine, Butter Boys, and the Real Chuck Norad

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Get your Halloween on with KFAI and The 90s Preservation Society at DUH! A Halloween Dance Party: featuring MINE, BUTTER BOYS, and THE REAL CHUCK NORAD!

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Show: 7:30 PM CT

This is a FREE show for ALL AGES!

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access Page.

Prospective attendees can RSVP to this event online. Check out this website for more details: https://www.thecedar.org/listing-2/2022/10/27/duh-a-halloween-dance-party

Prospective attendees can RSVP to this event online.

Pre-PA Students: Come Check Out This Virtual Shadowing Opportunity

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is hosting a Virtual Shadowing movie night! Please join us as we hear about a day in the life and review case studies of PA-Cs in various specialties. Pizza and snacks will be provided, so please RSVP on Auggie Life!

When: Thursday, 10/20, 615-815pm
Where: Hagfors 301

The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA. We hope to see you there!

Branwen

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