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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

Need Fine Arts and Augsburg Experience? You’re in Luck

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

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

Visit the Writing Center for Help With Your Written Assignments

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The writing center is open!
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/

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

For All Students and Faculty Interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

Hello STEM Students and Faculty,

We invite you to join Women in STEM (WIS) for a meet and greet on Thursday, 11/3, 6-7pm
in Hagfors 108 (aka the Food Lab). This is an opportunity to introduce yourself, get to know other members, and have a casual and open discussion of our goals, hopes, and challenges. Snacks will be provided!

About WIS: WIS at Augsburg is open to all people who support women and other minority groups within STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). Although women are graduating with science degrees in increasing numbers, their count diminishes by the time they reach the workforce and representation is even less at more senior levels. Some of the identified reasons for the prominent disparity in the STEM workforce include a variety of obstacles that women face at different stages of their lives and careers. Fixing some of these “broken rungs” in the “ladder to success” can contribute toward achieving gender parity. Augsburg’s WIS group is made of students and faculty with this goal to create community support regarding disparities in the STEM field. It supports and organizes activities that bridge professional, personal, and cultural enrichment such as hosting networking and career development events where students can find mentors, listening to “success” stories, and meeting with professionals. Learning about existing disparities and practices to tackle in STEM can help students talk about and address various successes and challenges in their educational endeavors and in future workplaces.

For more info or to ask any questions, please contact Dr.Moumita Dasupta (dasgupta@augsburg.edu) or Branwen Jorenby (jorenbyb@augsburg.edu).

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

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

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

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 TODAY 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

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

Auggie Pride Recipients for October: Jad Habib and Emilie Lenz

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winners for the month of October: Jad Habib – Administrative Liaison for Computing and Emilie Lenz – Financial Aid Counselor.

Regarding Jad: “Right now he is working with a ton of staff that need new computers that we don’t even know half of what we need when we meet with Jad to switch everything out. I think Jad deserves this award as he brings a happiness to this stressful time and goes out of his way to made it seamless. This includes dropping by to help our student workers and ourselves at the drop of a hat (I swear he is always running around) and finding new tricks and tips for us for an easier time helping students. I could not think of someone better for this honor.”

Regarding Emilie: “Emilie went above and beyond to help an incoming student this fall and played a major role in helping the student move forward in attending Augsburg. A graduate student was at risk of deferring enrollment a full year because she was navigating some added challenges with financial aid eligibility. Emilie was patient, reassuring, knowledgeable, and resourceful in working with this student. She went out of her way to reach out to other campus partners to advocate for the student and ensure we exhausted all options available to help support the student in gaining the funding needed to attend school this fall.”

The Augsburg Staff Senate is happy to recognize Jad and Emilie’s amazing work. Congratulations to them both!

Auggie Pride Program

Campus Kitchen Give To The Max

submitted by huertag@augsburg.edu

For Give to the Max Day this year, we are raising funds for two important programs: The Augsburg Campus Cupboard and our Cedar-Riverside food justice initiatives. Today I’d like to tell you a bit more about Cedar-Riverside (CR), a vibrant and diverse community in which we are proud to serve as an anchor institution.

With over 8,000 residents speaking around 100 different languages, Cedar-Riverside (CR) is on land originally inhabited by Dakota people. CR residents consistently identify wellness, food, and social connectedness as areas of opportunity, as many residents suffer from a range of health issues, including hunger, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Your donation will make a significant difference in our ability to meet the growing and diverse food needs of our neighbors in Cedar Riverside. Thank you so much to our incredible supporters who have already given generous donations!

Give To The Max Campaign

Interfaith at Augsburg Welcomes Jane Ulring

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Interfaith@Augsburg welcomes Jane Ulring as our new Managing Director. Our executive director, Najeeba Syeed shares, “Jane was the ideal choice with her deep commitment and experience in our campus, community and national contexts. She is a wonderful addition to our staff and will expand our capacity to offer new and innovative interfaith programming.”
Jane Ulring is a graduate of Augsburg University where she earned her BA in Philosophy, and Union Theological Seminary (UTS) where she completed her Master of Divinity in Social Ethics.
Jane’s personal passions lie at the intersection of interfaith activism, care for creation, and mutual healing from colonial violence. Since 2021, Jane has been the Program Manager for Interfaith America. She is excited to return to Augsburg in service of the university community, and welcomes the opportunity to strengthen Augsburg’s commitment to building a thriving religiously diverse commons.
Jane’s portfolio will include campus based, Twin Cities and regional programming. She will be developing partnerships with congregational and community entities. She is also committed to a diverse interfaith table that includes a wide range of traditions, communities and forms of practice and belief. Jane says, “I am excited to join Interfaith@Augsburg as Managing Director. Accepting this position is a blessed home-coming of sorts for me. The values of service and justice instilled in me during my college years at Augsburg are what first sparked my passion for interfaith work. This opportunity to, once again, assume the identity of ‘Auggie’ and build interfaith programming in service of our campus, Minneapolis’ community, and beyond is a great honor. I look forward to collaborating with talented and imaginative students, faculty, administrators, and staff to bring Interfaith @ Augsburg to life.” Please stop by 106 Hagfors to welcome Jane to campus.

More Information

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!

Event Announcements

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!

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

Applying for Paid Research Opportunities in STEM Workshop and Dinner

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will be hosting an in-person event focused on applying to paid research opportunities in STEM that is open to students, staff, and faculty from Augsburg and the broader community.

Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM
Thursday, November 10, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Hagfors Center 150, Augsburg University

Workshop for students, staff, and faculty on identifying and applying for summer research opportunities with information on research programs such as National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

Panel for students: Student and alumni experiences

Panel for faculty and staff: Supporting equitable access and participation with representatives from The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN), ATP-Bio, and The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MSERC)

Community dinner for students, staff, and faculty

Since dinner is provided, advance registration is greatly appreciated.

Register for Applying for Paid Research Opportunities in STEM

All Saint Service on 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. 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.

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

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!

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