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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Christensen Center closing at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 27, and Wednesday, November 2

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center will be closing for maintenance at 9 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Oct. 27, and again next week Wednesday, Nov. 2. Potential additional closures for follow-up work may be scheduled in Christensen in subsequent weeks. If building hours are affected by additional scheduled work, the adjusted building hours will be shared via A-mail. Facilities and University Events will coordinate these schedules in order not to disrupt events already planned in the building.

Christensen Center will reopen at its normal time tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 a.m.

Teaching and Learning

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

Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicant in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:
Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff: https://youtu.be/Sfx-PxbwlSE
• Let us know your interest by contacting Maren Stoddard Mack (stoddard@augsburg.edu) or URGO staff (urgo@augsburg.edu) by November 28th.
• Send application essay drafts to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.
Final applications are due February 1st!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

General Announcements

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@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!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form 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

The November 8 Election is Coming Up

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Tuesday November 8, 2022 is election day and the Sabo Center is here to help you get registered and make a plan to vote. There are no classes at Augsburg on election day so you’ll have time to do your civic duty and have your voice heard.

Need help?

Need help getting registered or learning about what’s on your ballot, finding information about candidates, or making a plan to vote? Sabo staff and student election volunteers will be available in the lobby of Christensen Center during the following times.

Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Monday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Keith Ellison on Campus November 1
Want an opportunity to hear directly from Minnesota’s Attorney General? Keith Ellison will be visiting Augsburg on Tuesday, November 1 at 11:30 in the Christensen Center’s East Commons. Come hear from Keith, get your election questions answered, and grab a cookie.

More info here

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! https://forms.gle/CtDLz82ZWkuz1LkXA

We also need volunteers to usher, assist at the will call office onsite, and other production roles. Sign up on this form: https://forms.gle/B2Nt24fNd2V4i7L2A Please contact Margaret Albers at albersm@augsburg.edu or Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu to find out more about volunteering.

HSA Information Session – TODAY

submitted by parkso@augsburg.edu

Employees enrolled in the High Deductible + HSA Plan are eligible to participate in a Health Savings Account (HSA) administered by HR Simplified. The HSA will allow you to set aside personal pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified medical expenses. The funds in your HSA roll over from year to year and are yours until you spend them.

All benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to make changes to their benefits during active Open Enrollment begins Monday, November 7 and continues through Friday, November 18.

Would you like to learn more?
Please attend the HSA information session today at 2 p.m. This will be a live Zoom session.

o Zoom link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/98827006134

HR website > Open Enrollment 2023

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). APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOON ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

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

Do You Have a Significant Piece of Recent Scholarship?

submitted by matz@augsburg.edu

Do you, or an Augsburg colleague, have a significant piece of recent scholarship? If so, we want to hear about it. Please tell us about the scholarly accomplishment by completing the form linked below. We hope to raise awareness of the good work our colleagues are producing.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeI6IPceYOYGrxT7hO1d7qwQA4X3QL19XLS2jiOUKeGP-UP5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Furnished and Unfurnished Rooms for Rent

submitted by fakuwajm@augsburg.edu

Hello, I have seven furnished and two unfurnished bedrooms for rent in Uptwon Minneapolis. Rooms are open for short and long term rental. The house is 11 minutes drive from Augsburg campus. It’s close to bus routes and a walking distance from restuarants and bars.

Furnished room are going for $850 – $1300 and unfurnished rooms are $750. Fees include all utilities!

If you’re interested, email me at ayohade09@gmail or text 763-639-2425.

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 in the Seward Neighborhood, is the Official Bookseller for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. Keynote speakers are Angela Davis and Anita Hill! Volunteers will 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

November 1: Study Abroad and Away Deadlines

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Don’t let your Study Abroad & Away Application fall behind–applications are due soon!

NOVEMBER 1:

Augsburg spring semester CGEE Study Centers in Northern Ireland, Mexico, Central America, 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

Pre-PA Club Next Meeting: PA School Application Timeline and Intro to CASPA

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their next meeting on Monday, 10/31, at 1035am in HC106. We will review the PA school application timeline and see what a CASPA application looks like. 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

Apply to Be a 2023 Orientation Leader

submitted by litzinga@augsburg.edu

Interested in welcoming the class of 2027 and being apart of the Orientation Team? Then you should apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leaders are responsible for administering successful Orientation Programs, including SOAR, Transfer SOAR, and Auggie Days. Orientation Leaders work as a team to create a welcoming and inclusive environment to ensure that new first-year and transfer students have quality transitional experiences as they are introduced to Augsburg University.

Both part 1 and part 2 of the application process is due by Noon on Monday, November 7th.

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please email campuslife@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see your application!

PART 1, APPLY HERE!

Trick-or-Treat Yourself Using 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

Summer Jobs – Fair Hills Resort on Campus Today

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Stop by and visit with a representative between 10:30 am – 12:30pm on Thursday, October 27th in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Fair Hills in Detroit Lakes, MN employs a seasonal staff of about 150 people to help run the resort from May-September. We offer both seasonal summer jobs and seasonal internships. Fair Hills also offers on-site housing for up to 60 staff members.

Learn more at https://fairhillsresort.com/employment/

Gratitude and Goodies at the Gage Desk

submitted by mcgillik@augsburg.edu

Please drop by the Gage desk on the second floor of the library Wednesday, November 2 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a time of munching treats, sipping hot cider/cocoa, and writing thank-you cards. We can all benefit by taking time to demonstrate our thanks to those who have made a difference in our lives, whether in big ways or small. Those participating will be entered into a drawing to win a cozy blanket! This event is being sponsored by the CLASS office.

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!

Event Announcements

All Saint Service on Wednesday, November 2

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

On November 2, we will hold an All Saints service. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. At this service we remember the saints who’ve gone before us. In this service we remember loved ones who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu by noon on November 1.

Leadership Development Series on Collaborative Leadership (Open to the Public)

submitted by davisd2@augsburg.edu

Leadership Development Series
Session II
Collaborative Leadership: Reflection & Action
Free and open to the public!

Augsburg faculty, staff, students, and friends of Augsburg are all invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to develop their collaborative and responsible leadership skills.

DATE: Friday, November 4

SCHEDULE
4:30 PM – NETWORKING
Enjoy a glass of wine or soda and join our alumni as they facilitate networking discussions

5:15 PM – WORKSHOP
Collaborative Leadership: Reflection & Action
Led by Ken Simon, EdD, Deputy Director
Institute for Educational Leadership

LOCATION
Student Gallery & Marshall Room
Christensen Center
Augsburg University
720 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
*This location has changed from Hagfors Room 150

Register for Leadership Development Series II Here!

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

DUH! A Halloween Dance Party

Staff Senate Greet and Treats and Greenhouse Open House

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Join your fellow Augsburg staff in Hagfors lobby on Thursday November 3, 2022 from 1-2:30pm for snacks, drinks, as well as stop by the Greenhouse and check out everything Hagfors has to offer. This time links up with the Hagfors Greenhouse open house from noon-3pm. Come meet your staff senators, new Augsburg staff and catch up with each other! Come for 5 minutes or stay the whole time — we would love to see as many of you there as possible! There will be sweet treats, juice and coffee in Hagfors lobby area. Hope to see you there!

Salsa Night TODAY

submitted by rodrigra@augsburg.edu

Come join us in Sateren Auditorium tomorrow, Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. for an energetic and fun-filled evening! The Augsburg Jazz Ensemble becomes the Augsburg ¡Salsa Orchestra! to perform 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/

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

Focused Conversation: Art and Science Project TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The first Focused Conversation this academic year will be part one of two meetings devoted to the next steps of the important work arising from the research conducted on our behalf by Art & Science Group. Their research suggests specific areas in which we can make Augsburg even more appealing to prospective students and better able to retain our current students. Join President Paul Pribbenow and Provost Paula O’Loughlin today for a review of their findings.

Focused Conversation—Art & Science Project
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair – Friday

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Many students are unaware of the wonderful opportunities in the government and nonprofit sectors and that is why, as a member of the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association (MCUSCA), our career center helps host the Government & Nonprofit Career and Internship Fair. Currently there are 90+ employers registered!

DATE:
Friday, October 28, 2022
10:00am-3:00pm (employers will be available for you to stop by their booths)
Pre-registration is not required.

WHO:
All students who are searching for internships now or in the future.
Students graduating December 2022 or Spring 2023 who are seeking full-time jobs
ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME

LOCATION:
U of M campus, Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Walk over with Strommen Center staff: Leaving campus at 10:30 am and
11:30 am. (8-minute walk) If interested, meet in the Strommen Center which is located across from Einstein’s in Christensen Center.

If questions, please email careers@augsburg.edu

See Registered Employers on Handshake

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering TODAY

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!

Annual Anti-Racism Training

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training is a required training for all Augsburg faculty and staff and has been scheduled for this year. For more information about the training and to register, please visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Website.

FALL SEMESTER TRAINING
Thu, Dec 8, 2022
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

2022-2023 Anti-Racism Training Website

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