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

Latinx Student Services Mentorship Program Survey Feedback

submitted by pachecos@augsburg.edu

Hola a tod@/xs!

Latinx Student Services wants to hear your thoughts on what an ideal mentorship program can look like for our Latinx students at Augsburg University. We have created a survey for you to voice your concerns, ideas, and overall feedback!

Please feel free to stop by at the Oyate Commons (located on the lower floor of Christensen) for any more questions! We have snacks and a space where you can either socialize or study!

Feedback Form

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

Is Success on Your Christmas list? 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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome Jasvir Singh to MarComm Department

submitted by leedoua@augsburg.edu

Please join me in welcoming Jasvir Singh as the web manager and front-end developer to the MarComm department! Jasvir has experience as a website designer and coordinator for companies like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and Northern Tool. As an undergraduate and graduate alumnus of Augsburg University, Jasvir brings his experience as a student to the work he will be focusing on now. We are lucky to have him join the team.

Jasvir started on November 28. You can connect with Jasvir at singhj@augsburg.edu.

Alternative Spring Break to Chicago | March 13 – 16, 2023

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Alternative Spring Break to Chicago | March 13 – 16, 2023

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 for more information.

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

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

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!)

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

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

Campus Kitchen’s Updates

submitted by huertag@augsburg.edu

– Campus Cupboard located in Anderson 26 will be open on Thanksgiving 11/24 from 1 – 5 pm.

– Need other food resources near campus? Check out the link below to find locations that work for you!

– Campus Kitchen will have two food workshops next week! One of them is Jollof Rice Workshop on Monday 11/28 at 4:30 pm located in Hagfors 108. The other one will be a Salmon Bowl Workshop hosted by a special guest: Chef Jess. This will be on Tuesday 11/29 at 4:30 pm located in the Hagofrs 108 as well.

Please RSVP to the ones you are planning to go.
Jollof Rice: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSY8UVIQu6cPO39hMv0F-fn-4RtduuHnaGiJ_OHMaNrFrGZw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Salmon Bowl: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCmLPSKBWqlefuOVSFq01es8NZoh091llk5deE9hmu4JzbHg/viewform?usp=sf_link

FOOD FOR ALL- local food resources

Students: Register Your Spring Internship for Augsburg Experience

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Have you secured a spring 2023 internship? If yes, consider registering your experience for academic credit or for the 0-Credit Augsburg Experience.

Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work website to receive the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

If you are looking for an internship, the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work has many resources to assist you! http://www.augsburg.edu/strommen

Please contact strommen.internships@augsburg.edu with internship-related questions.

Learn More and Register Your Internship

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

Pre-PA Jeopardy and PA-C/PA-S Panel

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their last meeting of the semester today at 1035am in HC106. We will be playing Jeopardy to help us learn about Pre-PA Ponderings, Med Term Madness, Tongue-Twisting Treatments, and more! There is a chance to win awesome prizes which will help you during your application to PA school. For an extra prize entry, come to the meeting with 1-2 PCE or HCE experiences filled out on your Pre-PA Experiences Template.

We are also hosting a PA-S/PA-C panel on Wednesday, 11/30, at 615pm. We’ll learn about various specialties from practicing PA-Cs and tips for applying to/surviving PA school from PA students. Please RSVP on Auggie Life so we know how much pizza to get.

We hope to see you at these events! The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA.
Branwen

Latinx Student Services Mentorship Program Survey Feedback

submitted by pachecos@augsburg.edu

Hola a tod@/xs!

Latinx Student Services wants to hear your thoughts on what an ideal mentorship program can look like for our Latinx students at Augsburg University. We have created a survey for you to voice your concerns, ideas, and overall feedback!

Please feel free to stop by at the Oyate Commons (located on the lower floor of Christensen) for any more questions! We have snacks and a space where you can either socialize or study!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfny4fgtj73B5xWF4kPNj0cIdjtZY-UojgR2f8AvTFZhb-LIA/viewform

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

Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement for Students Begins December 21

submitted by matthias@augsburg.edu

This year, Augsburg has committed to improving its cyber-security awareness in an effort to protect against cyber threats and to protect your data. As part of this initiative, Augsburg is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Starting December 21st, Multi-Factor Authentication, using Duo, will be required for online services using Inside Augsburg for the login. These include tools like email, Moodle, Zoom, and more. Since this is a noticeable change to how you access your Augsburg online tools, we encourage you to opt-in to using Duo before December 21st..

To do so, please take the following steps…

(1) Download the “Duo Mobile” app from your phone’s app store.

(2) Enroll your phone and Duo Mobile app at https://duo.augsburg.edu

(3) Use the opt-in form at https://go.augsburg.edu/mfaoptin to sign up to begin using Duo.

Our Multi-Factor Authentication FAQ can answer many questions about this change. This stage in our continued journey to improve information security is an important one and we look forward to a smooth transition to a more secure digital environment.

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

Come Play Jeopardy, Pre-Physician Assistant Style

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their last meeting of the semester on Monday, 11/28 at 1035am in HC106. We will be playing Jeopardy to help us learn about Pre-PA Ponderings, Med Term Madness, Tongue-Twisting Treatments, and more! There is a chance to win awesome prizes which will help you during your application to PA school. For an extra prize entry, come to the meeting with 1-2 PCE or HCE experiences filled out on your Pre-PA Experiences Template. 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

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

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.

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 AND 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

Reminder: First-Generation Survey for Augsburg Faculty and Staff

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

In recognition of First-Generation College Celebration Day (Nov. 8), the departments of TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO McNair Scholars, and Multicultural Life are asking faculty and staff to complete this brief First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey. The information collected will be used to create ongoing resources and support for first-generation students here at Augsburg. Please provide as much information as you’re comfortable sharing.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey or about the Augsburg First-Generation project, please contact Magaly Ortiz, TRIO Student Support Services (ortiz@augsburg.edu) or Lara Crombie, TRIO McNair Scholars Program (crombie@augsburg.edu).

First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey

Make Your Benefit Elections Now – Last Day 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

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

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

Campus Kitchen Updates

submitted by huertag@augsburg.edu

– We will have a Baked Mac-N-Cheese workshop this Monday 11/21 @4:30 pm in the food lab located in Hagfors 108. Bring a friend and enjoy cooking with others. RSVP in the link below.

– Campus Cupboard recently changed hours to 1-7pm every Monday-Thursday. Bring your own produce bag.

– Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring donations for Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to the Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 3–5 p.m. in Foss

– Need help applying for SNAP? Make a meeting with us! https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/selfsched?sstoken=UU9tLW5ZdWdVM05GfGRlZmF1bHR8ZjA4MTA5MTYwMmFjYmM5ZjVjZTQxNTM3NDZmYjk2YmI

Baked Mac-N-Cheese RSVP

ACR Homes is Hiring – Tabling This Week

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th between 10:00am-12:30pm to learn about employment opportunities with ACR Homes!

NEW starting wages $15-$23/hour!

The ACR Homes team consists of 1000 professionals working to make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly. ACR has a wide range of positions; from flexible direct care that offers hands-on patient care experience and competitive pay, to management with a rent-free live-in option. ACR Homes has a position available for anyone.

When you get a job at ACR Homes, you join the ACR team! You become part of a tight-knit and fun-loving community, working together to provide the best possible care for people with disabilities.

We pair you up with a mentor to help you through training and answer any questions you may have, and make sure you don’t feel like you’re doing this alone.

You’ll also have access to community building events for ACR staff like Employee Appreciation Day and Wellness Day, as well as small groups for more specific interests like fitness groups and dog lover groups that help staff to meet coworkers with similar interests. So don’t worry, we’re all in this together!

Learn more at https://acrhomes.com/employment/ or stop by our table.

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

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

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

Reminder Students: Register Your Spring Internship

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Have you secured a spring 2023 internship? If yes, consider registering your experience for academic credit or for the 0-Credit Augsburg Experience.

Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work website to receive the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Please contact strommen.internships@augsburg.edu with internship-related questions.

Learn More and Register Your Internship

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.

Want to Know What Studying Abroad is Like? Check Out Our Instagram

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Study Abroad and Away Office is on Instagram! Follow us for student takeovers, program updates, and more!

This week: Joe is doing a takeover from his program in Norway! check it out to see student life on an exchange program!

Follow us: @global_auggies

Click here to go to our page!

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

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.

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.

The People’s Center

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study By November 18 (Earn Up to $35)

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research Lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr. Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone: 612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

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

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study By November 18 (Earn Up to $35)

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research Lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr. Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone: 612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

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

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

Campus Kitchen Give to the Max Campaign

submitted by huertag@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Kitchen’s Give to the Max campaign is thrilled to have already raised 47% of our goal!

Today I’d like to tell you about our work with CR youth. 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. Recent research by Fairview Health Services shows 92% of CR youth qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Our youth programming is in collaboration with the Brian Coyle Community Center, located a few blocks from our campus, which is the city’s busiest multi-service center, hosting 750+ daily visitors and annually serving 7,500+ individuals via a continuum of programs and partnerships that are implemented by a diverse multilingual staff. Since 2003, Campus Kitchen and Brian Coyle have partnered to offer after-school and summertime meals, cooking courses, and gardening programs. With your support, Coyle Youth Kitchen can continue working to address hunger by providing cooking, nutrition, and food systems education, strengthening youth leadership and advocacy skills, and expanding partnerships with local food organizations.

A $60 donation covers supplies needed for one cooking class for neighborhood youth. Your donation will make a significant difference in our ability to meet the growing and diverse food needs of Augsburg’s student body and our neighbors in Cedar Riverside. Thank you so much to our incredible supporters who have already given generous donations!

If you are able to support this vital work, you can make a donation here.

Thank you

Give to The Max Campaign

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!

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

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

New Staff Position: Director of Residence Life

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

The Director of Residence Life provides the vision, management, and direction for the department of residence life at Augsburg University. Provides leadership to develop and implement programs and operations that enhance the student experience for 1,000 students living on campus. Provides leadership and has accountability for meeting occupancy goals and linking residence life with student retention. Works collaboratively with other departments across campus to improve the student experience and occupancy in the residence halls through programming, safety initiatives, facilities maintenance, and recruitment of incoming and returning students. Active participant in the Division of Student Experience and Success and in other campus leadership groups and committees. Primary Responsibilities Oversees programming and daily operations that provide an engaged, student success focused experience for all students, both residential and commuter. Responsible for meeting University goals related to residence hall occupancy and auxiliary revenue, including partnering with the Admissions Office to bring incoming students to residence life. Establishes accurate occupancy, revenue reports and budget analysis. Aligns Residence Life operations and programming to enhance student retention and success, as well as partners with other offices to ensure the institution meets retention goals. Oversees the management of all room assignment-related tasks for new and returning students, mid-year room change requests, and communications to internal and external stakeholders regarding room assignments on campus. Engages in short- and long-range planning around effective and efficient residence life operations. Supervises residence life staff. Oversees residence life engagement with students around concerns and challenges, including working closely with other campus partners to make referrals as needed. Consults with the department of public safety, department of facilities, and dining services to address safety, facility, and meal plan issues. Manages communication with students and parents regarding concerns around the residential student experience. Oversees, evaluates, and assesses the residential facilities with the department of facilities, including communicating regularly with the Director of Facilities and the Custodial Supervisor to monitor residence hall maintenance, housing facilities issues and improvements, and housekeeping needs. Manages assessment efforts around residential student learning and student satisfaction with the residential student experience. Oversees, edits, and publishes the Residence Life Handbook All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor

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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

Next Pre-PA Club Meeting: Patient Care Experience (PCE) vs Healthcare Experience (HCE)

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their next meeting on Monday, 11/14, at 1035am in HC106. We will talk about how you can determine which category your Pre-PA experiences fall under: direct Patient Care Experience (PCE) or Healthcare Experience (HCE). Share and learn about what other members have done to earn their PCE and HCE hours. 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

Campus Kitchen Updates

submitted by huertag@augsburg.edu

– Open cooking hours every Monday from 4 -7 PM and Tuesday from 3 -5 PM in Hagfors 108. This Monday (11/14) Campus Kitchen will provide tea and pastries during the open cooking hours (4-7 pm). Come to the food lab to cook your favorite dish and bring ingredients to supplement your dish. Please feel free to use the food lab’s bulk ingredients and equipment.

– Curious if you’re eligible for SNAP benefits (free $ for groceries from the government)? Did you try to apply and have trouble completing the application?

Sign up for a 1-1 SNAP application assistance session with a staff member from Second Harvest Heartland or from Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen team.

If you haven’t tried applying yet and want to give it a shot on your own first, you can find the link to the application and more information here: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/economic-assistance/food-nutrition/programs-and-services/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program.jsp#4

Sign up for a 1-1 session and come prepared with your questions: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/selfsched?sstoken=UU9tLW5ZdWdVM05GfGRlZmF1bHR8ZjA4MTA5MTYwMmFjYmM5ZjVjZTQxNTM3NDZmYjk2YmI

Augsburg SNAP FAQs

Advent Vespers Volunteer Opportunities

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

The 43rd annual Advent Vespers is just around the corner! Be a part of this wonderful event at the start of the Advent season. We will be in person again at Central Lutheran Church and need many volunteers.

Join the processional party by carrying a bell, candle, torch, or banner! There will be a practice on November 29 and an open dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 pm in addition to the Advent Vespers services on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm and 5 pm (with a hearty snack between the services). Please sign up today! https://forms.gle/CtDLz82ZWkuz1LkXA

We also need volunteers to usher, assist at the will call office onsite, and other production roles. Sign up on this form: https://forms.gle/B2Nt24fNd2V4i7L2A Please contact Margaret Albers at albersm@augsburg.edu or Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu to find out more about volunteering.

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

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study by November 18 (Earn Up to $35)

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research Lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr. Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone: 612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!