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Join CTL and CWC for a Zoom Session on Faculty Well-Being: November 16, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Teaching faculty and staff are consistently called to support and care for their students, sometimes in complex and challenging situations. In order to fulfill this role, teaching faculty and staff must also have tools, environments, and strategies that promote care and balance for themselves. This session, hosted by CTL, the Health and Well-Being Task Force and CWC, will focus on helping teaching faculty and staff consider strategies and perspectives that can improve their own sense of professional and personal well-being.

This session will be recorded and available on the CTL website home page by Nov 23, 2022.

Zoom Meeting Link (Wed Nov 16th 3:30-4:30pm)

Zoom Meeting Link

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

Summer Research Info Sessions – Get Paid $6,000

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded ($6,000 for full-time researchers) to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

November 21st and 29th, 5:00-6:00 pm in Hagfors 150

General Announcements

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? 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

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus This Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Travel! Earn Credits! Complete Augsburg Experience!

Short-term study abroad & away in Summer 2023 – check out the awesome program options below:

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

Help Us Spread the Word: Interfaith Institute Give to the Max

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

The deadline for Give to the max is fast approaching: November 17th!

It is with gratitude and ongoing dedication to Augsburg’s community that we invite you to support the exciting work already happening at the Interfaith Institute. Please consider reaching out to folks you know who might be interested in supporting interfaith at Augsburg.

Thank you for helping us spread the word about our new Institute!

Here’s a link you can forward to friends, family, and colleagues.

Make Your Benefit Elections Now – Final Week of Open Enrollment

submitted by slater@augsburg.edu

2023 Open Enrollment: November 7 – November 18, 2022
Open Enrollment is the only time of year when you may elect or change your benefits for the coming year, unless you experience a qualifying life event.
During open enrollment, no action means no coverage.
Employees who fail to act by November 18 will not have coverage effective January 1, 2023, and must wait until the next open enrollment period to elect coverage, unless a qualifying life event occurs.

* Accessing the 2023 Enrollment Form: Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment
Every benefits-eligible employee must act by electing or declining health, dental or vision insurance coverages and a flexible spending or health savings account.
Your 2022 elections WILL NOT automatically carry over to 2023
Required to complete the online enrollment form for the 2023 elections even if you elect to waive your 2023 coverage.

Visit the HR website to view recorded information sessions:
https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/employees/benefits/open-enrollment-2023/

Medica Pre-Enrollment Website: https://augsburguniversity.welcometomedica.com/home

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

2023 Benefits Guide

Employer On Campus Tabling TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives will be on campus tomorrow Wednesday, November 16th from
10:30am-12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center. Stop by to learn more.

Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake, formerly LearningWorks, is part of the national Breakthrough Collaborative that comprises 24 sites across the U.S. and one in Hong Kong. Its overall mission is to launch high potential middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

At Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake, we achieve this mission by using a “students-teaching-students” model. During our 9 weeks of summer programming, about 18 talented college students work as teachers, advisors, and mentors for 75-80 middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools, all under the guidance of veteran professional teachers. Breakthrough teachers are creative, diverse, intelligent, and motivated. They represent many academic and personal backgrounds, but share a commitment to students and closing the opportunity gap.

We are in the process of recruiting college students for our summer 2023 fellowships and would love for you to apply! https://www.blakeschool.org/academics/learningworks

Get Your Flu Shots and Covid Boosters at the People’s Center

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Get your FLU SHOTS and COVID BOOSTERS at the People’s Center! Call 612-332-4973 to schedule an appointment or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/ for more information. You can also get FREE RAPID TESTS at The People’s Center, just walk up Riverside Avenue to 425 20th Avenue South, where you’ll find boxes of tests in the lobby.

If you are interested in volunteering at The People’s Center, you can email Sieglinde Thetard at thetards@peoples-center.org.

URGO Offering Travel Grants for Student Researchers

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO has a limited amount if travel funding to award this academic year. URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications November 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

URGO Travel Website

Event Announcements

This Week: International Education Week Events

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

TODAY!
Wednesday, November 16 —-WorldQuest International Trivia Night—-
6-8pm, Hagfors 150 B
Grab your globally-minded friends to form a team! Don’t have a team? Don’t worry. We’ll pair you up with teammates right before the game! Fun prizes for top teams. Drinks and snacks provided for all.
t-shirts from the International Student Organization for students, as long as supplies last!

Thursday, November 17 —-International Cultural Night—-
7:30 to 10:30, Christensen Center East Commons
Celebrate with the International Student Organization – dance, food, fashion show, and talent! An exciting night for the whole student body, as we celebrate the global community.

Friday, November 18 —-International Student Org. Gear Day—-
11am to 1pm, Christensen Lobby
Sign up for the ISO student group and get your gear!

See the full schedule and get more details here

Kao Nou Moua, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us on Tuesday November 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Dr. Kao Nou Moua, Assistant Professor of Social Work and BSN Field Director, will share her story, “Turning Out Into the World”. Come and learn more about Kao Nou, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

The Black Circle Series: Underrepresentation of Black Faculty and Staff

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

In this circle talk series, we will be discussing different topics regarding the student body, specifically black-identifying students. This particular session is about underrepresentation of black faculty and staff in higher education and how that effects our 60% black student population.

When: November 29th
Location: Augsburg Room
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

We hope to see new faces.

Interfaith Institute Introductory Round Table

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Join the Interfaith Institute’s new staff, Najeeba and Jane, Thursday December 8th from 10:00-11:00am in OGC100, for lunch, introductions and guided discussion about interfaith at Augsburg. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. We are eager to meet you and hear from you about the work you hope to see the Institute leading on campus.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jane: ulringj@augsburg.edu

Earn Virtual Shadowing Hours With an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having a Virtual Shadowing Movie Night this Thursday 11/17, 615-815pm in HC150. Join us for pizza and snacks as we learn about the role of a PA-C in Emergency Medicine.

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

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

International Trivia Night: Wednesday, November 16

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

WORLDQUEST INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA NIGHT

Wednesday, November 16

6 – 8 pm

Hagfors 150 B

Food and fun for all!

Show off your knowledge of topics including international culture and cuisine, flags, geography, international pop culture, and current events. Fun prizes for top teams, fun times for everyone!

Grab your globally-minded friends to form a team! Four-person teams are recommended. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry. We’ll pair you up with teammates right before the game!

Brought to you by Augsburg International Student Organization, Study Abroad & Away, and Global Minnesota as part of International Education Week

RSVP requested, but not required:

RSVP here

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