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Come to the Writing Center for Help with Your Final Papers and Projects

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open!

The Augsburg Writing Center offers both online and in-person tutoring. Skilled students will work with you one-on-one at whatever stage of writing you are in – the idea-development stage, the drafting stage, and the revision stage – and can show you how to choose an appropriate essay topic, how to develop a thesis statement and paragraphs, how to revise your essay, or assist with any other writing needs you may have. Tutors will be alert listeners and ask questions, and will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Located on the second floor (across from Advising) of the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

TODAY & TOMORROW – URGO Summer Research Info Session

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Get paid to do research! Join us Today & Tomorrow from 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 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 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, please schedule with Dixie Shafer using the link below.

See you there!

Meet With Dixie Shafer

Science Food and Cooking Lab Survey

submitted by leenn8@augsburg.edu

You are invited to participate in a study of the Science Food Lab. You were selected as a possible participant because you have either taken this course or have not yet taken this course.

Please read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to participate in this study. This study is being conducted by Nikki Lee, Emily Vang, and PangDao Xiong, marketing students at Augsburg University. The purpose of this study is to find out what students want to learn from food. This information will be used to find data. It will determine what will interest students to learn that relates to food and will also be used in a presentation in a marketing research class at Augsburg University. Dr. Lori Lohman is the instructor for this course. Her phone number is (612) 330-1220.

https://augsburg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQnLEUhPNO2RCZ0

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!

TODAY – Application Deadline 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.

Want to Volunteer Before the Semester Ends? Get Hours in at MNUDL’s Championship Tournament

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro.

Do you want an opportunity to complete service hours before the semester ends? We still have one opportunity. On December 8th and 9th, we will hold our championship tournament for the high school national topic season. The December 8th half of the tournament is virtual, and the December 9th half is in-person at Washington Technology Magnet School.

Judges watch students debate, listen to their arguments, choose a winner, and provide constructive feedback to the students so they can improve.

No debate experience? No problem. We will train you, and those without experience will be assigned to judge novice debates.

Sign up here:
https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Sign Up to Judge

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

Event Announcements

“Best Summer Ever” Film Screening on Dec 8: An Original Musical with Noteworthy Inclusive Casting

submitted by chandsyd@augsburg.edu

Join us for a screening and discussion of the film “Best Summer Ever”! The film tells the story (and sometimes sings the story!) of Sage and Anthony, the complexities that ensue after their summer camp romance, and the dynamics among their families and friend-groups.

As told by the producers, “’Best Summer Ever’ is an original inclusive musical featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities.”

Date and time: Friday, December 8, 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Science Hall 123

Hosted by Film Club and CLASS/Disability Resources. The Augsburg Community is invited (students, faculty, staff). Snacks will be provided. For questions or accommodation needs, please contact class@augsburg.edu.

Faculty and Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing.

Hope to see you there!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Day

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.

Mental Health Matters Hosts Guest Speaker – 11/30

submitted by kroskak@augsburg.edu

Join the Mental Health Matters student organization this Thursday, 11/30, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Marshall Room to hear from a special guest speaker! Monica L. Yeadon (MSW, CPS, & LGSW) will be discussing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, her mental health journey, self-care strategies, and a group mindfulness practice. We hope to see you there!

Join Us for an Interfaith and Activism Panel Discussion – Thursday

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

QIPOC HoliGay Extragaganza—Win up to $75

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

QIPOC is hosting a holiday party this friday from 6-8PM in the student lounge! This is in collaboration with QPA and KAUG. There will be sugar cookie decoration, KAUG bringing in music and vibes, karaoke, and an Ugly Sweater competition! Those who choose to enter the competition will have a chance to win up to $75 in visa gift card prizes. Runner ups will get $35 and $50 in gift card prizes. RSVP, invite friends, have fun and celebrate the end of the semester.
If you come to our event, be sure to also support ISO’s cultural night, which is happening right after our event!

Hope to see you all there!!

RSVP here!

Information Session TODAY — Study Abroad in Cuba, May 2024 — 11/28 at 3:45 p.m.

submitted by rohlfsen@augsburg.edu

Come learn more about an incredible opportunity to study abroad next May in Cuba! We’ll go through the itinerary, costs and logistics, and leave time for questions. Come meet the faculty member, Beliza Torres, who will be leading this arts-focused program in Cuba. Cuba is world renowned for its art education programs and top-notch artists, and it’s also a privilege to experience this socialist/communist island in the Caribbean! Zoom link will be added if folks need to connect virtually. (Email rohlfsen@augsburg.edu)

When: Tuesday, 11/28, 3:45pm Where: Lindell Library, Room 301 (or zoom)

Zoom Link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/98123820230?pwd=MFovKzJyL05VYXJ5c1FwRUhENXp3QT09

For more information or to start an application, visit our detailed registration page:
https://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=55797

For accommodation requests, please email Nichole at rohlfsen@augsburg.edu. We will be sharing a presentation and the itinerary. We will do our best to meet any accommodation needs if you let us know with as much advance notice as possible.

CGEE Registration Page- Arts, Culture, & Community in Cuba

Annual Augsburg Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

It is time to register for the Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training. This year the training will be led by Dr. Abdul M. Omari, founder and principal of AMO Enterprise. The training, entitled Understanding and Using Cultural Intelligence, will allow participants to revisit the previous annual anti-racism trainings and introduce connections to Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to practically fight oppression and its many tenets in a university setting. CQ will be used to help participants better connect with themselves and others while examining oppressive behaviors, assumptions, and mindsets.

All Augsburg employees must register for and attend one of the three sessions listed below:

FALL SEMESTER TRAINING
Thu, Dec 7, 2023
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

SPRING SEMESTER TRAINING
Wed, Mar 27, 2024
Via Zoom
3:00-6:00 p.m. (3 Hours)

MAY TRAINING
Thu, May 9, 2024
Via Zoom
8:30-11:30 a.m. (3 Hours)

TO REGISTER, CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceIQaNw1KOC20njLa8LiueF-h3JRyZXzfRAkmXWD3dC69ZPw/viewform

Annual Augsburg Anti-Racism Training Website

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Coffee Fundraiser

submitted by olsenkat@augsburg.edu

Help the Augsburg PA Program raise money for student society and for donations to Face to Face, a local youth organization, and grab a great gift for yourself or someone else!

We have partnered with Mill City Roasters to sell bags of light & medium roast coffee (PA fuel)!

Bags can be bought from now through December 4th using our form and either picked up at the PA Classroom or locally dropped off: https://forms.gle/bCjsYnHfMqQVgpHy8

1 for $20
2+ for $15 each!

Coffee Bag Order Form