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¡Ándale! Enhance Your Spanish Skills This Spring

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Is it time to move your intermediate Spanish-speaking skills to a higher level? Are you looking for another course to add into your schedule? The Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies department invites you to consider taking Spa 212 for the Spring semester. Continuing your Spanish study is a powerful way to enhance your resume and make you a more viable job candidate in a market that is looking for global competence and multilingual skills. Also, this course counts towards a minor or a major in Spanish and is a great way to get ready for upper-level Spanish courses.
SPA 212 is Intermediate Spanish, a 2nd yr. language course designed to continue building language skills while exploring cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and is intended for students who’ve completed Spanish 211 or the equivalent. Spa 212 meets on campus this spring: MWF 12:30-1:40. Students, faculty and staff are invited to register. Please spread the word to your Augsburg friends!
If you’re wondering if this is the right level for you or have any other questions, please contact Professor Michael Kidd, kidd@augsburg.edu.

URGO Summer Research/Creative Activity Info Session – Nov 28 & 29

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Join us November 28th or 29th, 5-6pm in Hagfors 150B to hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application, and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research/Creative Activity Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

$6,000 for full-time researchers

$3,000 for half-time researchers

URGO Summer Research/Creative Activity also counts as Augsburg Experience!

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more meet with Dixie Shafer in the URGO office or contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

See you there!

Meet with Dixie Shafer

Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages critical to U.S. interests 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 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 to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries.
Let us know your intent to apply by November 27th by making an appointment with Emilie Lenz in Study Abroad or Dixie Shafer in URGO.
Submit your application to shafer@augsburg.edu by Augsburg’s internal campus application deadline of Friday, January 5th.

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Public Service

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation provides merit-based scholarships to college students in their junior year who plan to pursue careers in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

Eligibility:
• Full-time junior-level student
• US citizen
• Extensive record of community and public service
• Planning a career in public service
• Outstanding leadership potential
• Strong academic record
• Nominated by Augsburg University to apply
• Must meet with Truman Campus Representative, Dixie Shafer (shafer@augsburg.edu), by Tuesday, November 21st

Public service is defined as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and/or educational organizations, public and private schools, and public service-oriented nonprofit organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment.

Visit the Truman Scholarship website

General Announcements

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

submitted by fleigr@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at fleigr@augsburg.edu. If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LPN7K3
Thank you!

Thanksgiving Break – Dining Hours & Available Resources for Students

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

The Dining Commons, Einstein’s, Nabo, and Kafe Kafeega will all close on Wednesday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m.

The Dining Commons will reopen for dinner on Sunday, November 26. Einstein’s, Nabo, and Kafe Kafeega will reopen for normal hours on Monday, November 27.

The Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, Campus Cupboard, International Student Services, and the Food Lab to make sure that students who are staying on campus have access to a kitchen if needed (especially those living in Urness) as well as knowledge about Campus Cupboard hours immediately before and during the Thanksgiving break.

Residential students, you will be notified of these hours and available resources if you’re staying on campus during the break. If you have any questions, contact Dean of Students Mike Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

The following Augsburg Staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

11/15/2023: Public Safety Officer – Hiring Bonus
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999944433863-public-safety-officer-hiring-bonus
11/13/2023: Staff Accountant
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999944054569-staff-accountant

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New Student Positions This Week (2)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

The following Augsburg Student positions were posted within the past 7 days:

11/15/2023: Student: Institutional Advancement Office Assistant
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999944409169-student-institutional-advancement-office-assistant
11/14/2023: Student: Multicultural Life/LatinX Student Services
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999944225653-student-multicultural-life-latinx-student-services

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Undergrads: Chance for a $50 Gift Card – Take Our Survey Today

submitted by harrisdd@augsburg.edu

My name is Dean Harris, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University. I am conducting this study as partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree, with Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith as my advisor.

You are being invited to participate in a research study on investigating influences of intrapersonal factors on the relationship between casual sex and mental health. Our study focuses on experiences of casual sex in individuals who identify as single or recently single (i.e., have not been in a relationship longer than one month). As such, if you indicated you were in a relationship for longer than one month, you do not meet our study eligibility criteria. We respect and appreciate individuals in various types of relationships, including open or ethically non-monogamous ones, but our current study’s scope is limited to investigating casual sex in those who identify as single (or recently single). If you agree to this study, I will ask you to complete a survey via Qualtrics. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing all the survey questions, you will be invited, if you wish, to provide contact information to enter in the raffle to win one of three $50 gift card prizes, and/or emailed the results at the end of the study’s conclusion.

If you have any questions now or later, you may contact me, Dean Harris at 612-239-2534 or harrisdd@augsburg.edu. You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or hopkinss@augsburg.edu. If you contact me or my advisor, understand that your anonymity cannot be guaranteed; however, if you decide to participate, your data will not be connected to your name. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to discuss problems/complaints about the research study, send an email to IRB@augsburg.edu.

Sincerely,
Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

Survey Link

Applications Are Now Open for the PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $5,000 per semester. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, data science, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Spring 2024 (graduating by May ‘26)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
– U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or admitted refugee
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 28th at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Wednesday, December 6th (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application).

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

To apply, visit: https://admissions.augsburg.edu/apply/?sr=1613e20d-1114-4b0e-a4fb-d7cca4474e2
For more information, go to: https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/prism/
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu

The PRISM Scholarship Program is funded through NSF Award #2030638 through August 2025. Scholarships awarded Fall 2025 and beyond are contingent on continued funding.

Funding for PRISM is provided through the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Memorial Service for Dora Anne Quanbeck ’49

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

We share the sad news that Dora Anne (Frojen) Quanbeck ’49 has died. Dora was wife of Philip Quanbeck, Sr ’50, Faculty Emeritus of Religion and mother of Philip Quanbeck II, also Faculty Emeritus of Religion.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, December 15 at Bethlehem Lutheran, 4100 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis. Her full obituary is linked below.

Please keep Dora’s family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

Obituary: Dora Anne (Frojen) Quanbeck ’49

Event Announcements

Join Us for an Interfaith and Activism Panel Discussion – 11/30

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join Interfaith at Augsburg for an interactive panel discussion on interfaith and activism. Panelists include Beth Gendler, Executive Director, Jewish Community Action <https://www.jewishcommunityaction.org/>; Phil Romine, Director, Opportunity Saint Paul, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul <https://interfaithaction.org/what-we-do/opportunity-saint-paul/>, and Augsburg’s own Jenean Gilmer, Program Manager, Community-Engaged Learning, Sabo Center for Democracy <https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/>

Students, faculty, staff and public are welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday, November 30th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Oren Gateway Center, 114

Our Lady of Guadalupe Day – December 8

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We’re planning a chapel service at Augsburg to celebrate the Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe on December 8th at 10:40 AM. We need readers, musicians, and people to attend the event. We’ll be serving tamales after the chapel service. Please plan to join us and bring your friends!
We’re especially looking for folks willing to be involved in the service and we thought you might be interested in having a role, or might have some ideas of others in the Augsburg community who might want to take part in this special event.
We need volunteers for these roles:
Readers to read Scripture in Spanish and English
Musicians (guitar, soloists, singers for a choir, etc)
A couple volunteers to read / lead the prayers
Greeters to give out bulletins and roses at the door
People to bring friends to this special event
Please let us know if you’re interested in being involved! Please forward this message to invite your friends. We’ll host one rehearsal when we will assign roles to everyone who wants to help. Questions? Please contact Pastor John at schwehn@augsburg.edu or Sarah Degner Riveros at riveross@augsburg.edu.

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