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Music Department Peru Tour ’23

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Music Department invites students to join a trip to Peru this coming May. Music students will have the opportunity to visit historically and culturally enriching sites as we share the joy of music-making with Peruvian and international students studying at Markham College in the beautiful seaside Miraflores district in Lima. Our trip will include a 4-day, 3-night stay in the culturally significant region of Cuzco with visits to Incan archeological treasures including Machu Picchu high in the Andes mountains. This trip is also open to non-music students through our partners in the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Department. Co-hosted by Markham College, The British School.

May 8–22, 2023
Tour cost: $4,300

14-day tour including airlines, hotels, most meals, and a 4-day, 3-night excursion including flights and hotels in Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Augsburg students are covered by the university’s travel insurance. Billing will happen through your financial services account.

Sign-up deadline: Friday, December 9, 2022

For more information, contact musicdept@augsburg.edu

General Announcements

Welcome Sydney Chandler as New CLASS Disability Specialist

submitted by mcgillik@augsburg.edu

Please join the CLASS office in welcoming Sydney Chandler as our newest disability specialist. Sydney is not new to Augsburg, as she has been an adjunct instructor in the Math department for several years. Sydney has taught, coached, and mentored people with disabilities in a variety of positions and we look forward to the ways she will contribute to our community in this new role with her creative problem-solving, compassion, and demonstrated commitment to social justice. Welcome aboard, Sydney

Prepare and Prosper Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Prepare + Prosper is an organization that, through volunteers and strong community partnerships, brings free tax services to build financial wellbeing for low-income taxpayers! They facilitate tax clinics throughout the Twin Cities region that provide free tax preparation and financial products to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. For the 2023 tax season, they are looking for more than 400 new volunteers to meet the current demands in our community.

This is a great opportunity to learn the practical skills gained in the tax clinic–interpersonal and technical–that are invaluable in gaining work experience for a variety of professions including those in business and social work. Prepare + Prosper is prepared and excited to work with student volunteers seeking class credit and internship requirements. You can register on Handshake or check out their website to learn more.

Check out their website: https://prepareandprosper.org/volunteer/

Support Campus Kitchen This Holiday Season

submitted by pageimo@augsburg.edu

Your contribution makes our continued work possible – stocking Campus Cupboard with fresh groceries every day, running cooking workshops and sharing fresh food with our neighbors.

To donate visit https://advancement.augsburg.edu/donations/general-donation and designate your donation to “Campus Cupboard”

Donate to Campus Kitchen today

Calling All Musicians

submitted by zastrow5@augsburg.edu

ASMTA is hosting a fundraising concert full of students/faculty performers on December 10th from 3-6pm in Hoversten Chapel, and we want you! We are throwing this concert together in efforts to raise money and take music therapy students to Canada for the World Congress Music Therapy Event this July. We are asking for performers to volunteer their time and music for this concert!
If you would like to participate, please fill out this form before December 2nd!
https://forms.gle/Cw68H7NpUXULryrD8

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

Submit to the Interfaith Calendar

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

The Interfaith Institute is in the process of building a robust informational Interfaith Calendar to share with Augsburg’s community. This calendar will be a living resource for students, faculty and staff, to learn about upcoming holidays and stay informed about learning opportunities and events the Institute is hosting.

The Interfaith Institute office is new and our staff is in the early stages of building this calendar out. Therefore, we want to hear from you! You’re invited to submit holidays, other days of significance, or faith related events to the Interfaith Calendar by filling out our google form: Interfaith Calendar Submission.

Finally, If you’re passionate and/or curious about Interfaith on Augsburg’s campus please subscribe to our calendar!

(Feel free to reach out to Managing Director Jane Ulring (ulringj@augsburg.edu) with any questions or ideas you have about the Interfaith Calendar.)

Interfaith Calendar Submission

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

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.

People’s Center

Event Announcements

Pre-PA Students: Virtual Physician Assistant Panel Event

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is hosting a PA-C/PA-S panel! We’ll learn about various specialties from practicing PA-Cs and tips for applying to/surviving PA school from PA students.

When: Today, 11/30, at 615pm
Please note: we have opted to move to a virtual-only format to increase access for attendees and to keep people safe on the winter roads. Please email one of the board members to receive the Zoom link if you would like to attend.

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

Branwen

Send Off and Well Wishes for Eric Graham and Simon Redstone

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a send-off reception for Groundskeeper Eric Graham and Assistant Groundskeeper Simon Redstone this Thursday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the student art gallery (the back part of Einstein’s) in Christensen Center.

Eric and Simon have both accepted positions elsewhere, and this is their last week with Augsburg. Please join us Thursday to thank them for all they’ve done to care for our campus!

Sports Extravaganza is Today

submitted by ribeiro@augsburg.edu

The physical education and exercise science majors are hosting the 22nd Annual Augsburg Sports Extravaganza on Wednesday, November 30th. We are finally back in person! This is a BIG play day for students (200+) in grades 3-6 with disabilities and will take place in the dome from approximately 9:30 am – 2 pm. Please be aware of street parking changes. “No parking” will be enforced from Butler to Riverside on the east side of 23rd Ave from 7am to 2pm.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party December 15

submitted by gutierra@augsburg.edu

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party:Comfy and Joy
Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 3–5 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Capel
Attend the annual faculty and staff holiday party! Celebrate the completion of a successful semester and the holiday season with colleagues on campus.
Light food and beverages will be provided.
If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email events@augsburg.edu.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard.

Alternative Spring Break to Chicago | March 13 – 16

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Join LEAD Fellows and Sabo Center staffers LaToya Taris-James and Jenean Gilmer on an immersive learning experience in the City of Chicago to explore the history of housing marginalization, place-making and their impacts on housing today. We will explore the rich histories of different communities in Chicago, make parallels to the communities we come from, and learn from organizers and artists.

Join us in the Riverside Room in Christensen Center to learn more about the trip:
Monday, December 5th at 3:30pm
Monday, December 5th at 4:30pm
Tuesday, December 6th at 12pm

You can also email gilmerje@augsburg.edu or tarisl@augsburg.edu

TOMORROW: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

It’s your last chance to visit the Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse before the end of the semester! Come see what we’ve got growing on, and enjoy the tropical atmosphere while surrounded by hundreds of different plant species from all over the world.

The final Greenhouse First Thursday is December 1, from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

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Focused Conversation: Response to Art and Science Project Results TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Today’s Focused Conversation will be the second of two meetings devoted to 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 Provost Paula O’Loughlin for a review of Augsburg’s response to their findings.

Focused Conversation—Response to Art & Science Project Results
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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)

Join Ukulele Class for Music Making On Campus

submitted by alekna@augsburg.edu

Please join the Fundamental of Music class (aka ukulele class) as they share their music making on campus this week. All are welcome to listen and participate as students share protest music they have researched this semester as well as leading us all in playing along.

Wednesday November 30th: Oren Gateway Lobby (full presentation)
11:30am-12pm

Friday December 2nd:
10:40 – 11:00AM – Augsburg Chapel (select songs)
11:10 – 11:40AM – Hoversten Lobby (full presentation)

Community Engagement Project – F2022

Interfaith Institute Introductory Round table

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Date: Thursday Dec 8th
When: 10-11am
Where: Riverside Room

Please join the Interfaith Institute for coffee, snacks, fellowship and guided discussion about Interfaith at Augsburg.

Our staff would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and our work, as well as get to know and learn from you about your hopes for interfaith programming on Augsburg’s campus and beyond. We hope you will attend, and bring a friend!

(Students, faculty, and staff welcome!)

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

Multicultural Life Scholarship Info Sessions

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies,

Multicultural Life is having an information session regarding all of the scholarships Mlife offers including:
– Asian Students in Action (ASIA)
– American Indian Recognition Full Tuition Program
– Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship
– Honoring Outstanding Latinx (HOLA)
– LGBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship
– M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Pan Afriakn Center Scholarship
– Scholastic Connections

This session will provide information and more information of the timeline for the application. This is a great opportunity to understand what we are looking for in the applications and to answer any questions you may have.

Our last info session will be:
When: Friday, Dec 2
Time: 11am -12pm
Where: Marshall Room

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Looking for a New Job in the New Year? Be the New Program Coordinator at MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Now Hiring: Program Coordinator

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, serves more than 1200 students in the Twin Cities Metro by providing year-round debate programming, including high school national topic policy debate, middle school debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and MDAW Summer Speech & Debate Camp. Learn more about our work here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/what-we-do/

We are hiring a new member of our program staff to help support our growth as we continue to create new partnerships with school districts across the Twin Cities Metro. We’re looking for someone who is a strong educator, advocate, and believer in the power of speech and debate. Learn more below:

Key Information:

• Pay is $20.75-$23/hr, 40 hours per week
• We are looking for someone with policy debate and urban education experience.
• We hope we can recruit someone with full fluency in Spanish, or connection with the East African community, or knowledge of Financial Literacy (our three community leadership debate programs).
• We offer competitive full benefits as a program of Augsburg University – you receive full medical, dental, life, disability, retirement benefits from the University. This includes a tuition reimbursement after 1 year of employment. Three staff members have completed a Masters in Education Policy through this benefit. (Folks who are pursuing their undergrad degree are also eligible).
• In addition to 12 federal holidays, we offer a two-week winter break, and a three-week summer break plus another handful of days for fall break, spring break, and election day.
The MNUDL is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including BIPOC candidates, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people with disabilities.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to me at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and apply here: https://smrtr.io/c7gHQ

Great Holiday Gift – Commissions Open for Mini Pet Portraits

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

My name is Rebecca and I am a current staff member at Augsburg University. I am currently open for commissions for mini pet portraits. Please find my portfolio here: https://www.instagram.com/r_frolic_arts/

Sizes available are 4″x5″, 5″x5″ (stretched) and 5″x7″ (either stretched canvas or flat for framing).

These make great holiday gifts! I can make your portrait available by Christmas (December 25).

Please email me with any questions at froehlic@augsburg.edu and inquire for details on pricing.