Please join the campus community in congratulating Kathy McBride on her 30 years of service to Augsburg University! Kathy is the Regional Co-Director of the Central America program for the Center for Global Education and Experience. In her time with Augsburg, Kathy has taught countless students from Augsburg and around the country on the Central America semester program as well as individuals learning about the region via short-term educational seminars. In addition to her service to Augsburg, all four of her children attended Augsburg, and two of them married fellow Auggies!
In all her work at Augsburg, Kathy has lead with a critical eye and a generous heart, always holding her students and Augsburg to the highest standard. Kathy is a caring colleague whose impact on Augsburg and its’ legacy is far reaching.
Kathy will be on campus next week, so we will celebrate her in person! Students, staff, faculty and administrators are welcome.
Augsburg College is encouraging students to submit videos to the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign.
What is it?
“The #YouAreWelcomeHere is a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. It is a campaign designed to affirm that our institutions are diverse, friendly, safe and committed to student development. Participating institutions and organizations are communicating the message in statements, photos, videos, events and other creative expressions that feature students, faculty, and staff. The repetition of the statement, “You are welcome here,” by a broad array of people from different backgrounds–from college presidents to football players–is powerful and demonstrates that we support internationalization across our campus communities and across the country.”
The Center for Teaching and Learning has partnered with the Center for Global Education and Experience to bring to Augsburg faculty and staff, “Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire”. Her topic will be “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”
You can find out more, and RSVP to the luncheon on CTL’s website. Friday, March 24th, 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room (spots limited; RSVP required).
On Saturday, November 7th, Augsburg College celebrated the life and legacy of Lois Swenson, during the unveiling of a memorial gift in her honor.
A wooden, handcrafted bench now stands prominently in the atrium of the first floor in Lindell Library, inscribed with: “Lois Ann Swenson. 1935-2012. Live Simply so that others may simply live.”
Lois Swenson was the very embodiment of CGEE’s philosophy that the purpose of education is to create a more just and sustainable world, and we could not be more grateful to her, and her family and friends’ continued support of our organization and mission.
The event had a great turnout, with multiple speakers honoring Lois, and the unveiling of the new bench! Here are a few photos below:
Thanks to everyone involved with the event. Watch our website soon for more information on Lois Swenson, and all of CGEE’s wonderful donors.
Join ISO (the International Student Organization) for activities around campus during November 16-20 for International Education Week! Here are some of the great activities that will be going on:
Monday – International Culture Posters Display, Christensen Center Lobby, 10 am to 2 pm
Wednesday – Game & Trivia Night, Student Lounge, 6 pm to 8 pm
Friday – International Dance with ALAS (Augsburg Latin American Students), East Commons, 8 pm to 11:30 pm
All Week – Watch for International Foods in the cafeteria, from A’viands!
In addition to ISO events listed above, the Study Abroad & Study Away in the USA and the office for Latin@ Student Services will be co-hosting a Global & Off Campus Programs info session for DACA and undocumented students interested in off-campus study.
The session will feature experiences of current students who have studied off campus as well as John Keller, executive director of the Immigrant Law Center of MN, who will provide legal advice about the risks and benefits of these programs for students. The session highlights Augsburg’s commitment to offering services and support to DACA & undocumented students. For more information about the session, please contact Dulce Monterrubio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1309.
Get Ahead By Going Abroad: The Importance of being a Global Citizen in the 21st Century Workforce – Thursday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Students often hear claims that an off-campus experience (like an internship or study abroad) is life changing, transformational, and all around good for you and your resume. But why is this? Who decided that being a global citizen is important? Stacie Berdan, a world-wide leader and expert in Global Education, will be on campus presenting on this very topic.
Stacie will focus on how going global is a mindset, why today’s workers need global skills to compete, whether at home or abroad, and the steps students can take to become a global thinker. She will tie in how international/off campus experiences can help students grow in self-awareness, which can propel them forward in their pursuit of meaningful work, and emphasize the idea that gaining global skills/mindset is an important part of college, regardless of major.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this interactive and fun presentation.
Sponsored by: the Center for Global Education and Experience & the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.
Did you miss the deadline to study abroad on September 30th? No problem!
We have decided to extend the deadlines for Augsburg students who want to study abroad.
October 9th for Short Term Programs in January!
(Includes: “Justice & Equality: Grassroots Movements in Nicaragua” and “Pottery and Mayan Spirituality in Guatemala”)
October 15th for Semester Length Programs for Spring 2016!
(Includes: Augsburg’s Global Campuses, Exchange Programs, and Affiliate Programs)
GET HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
In addition to the new deadlines, Augsburg study abroad advisers and our peer advisers will be hosting “Application Help: Lightning Rounds” where you can come in with your laptop, and have an adviser help you through the application process.
You can come to a lightning round, no appointment necessary, on the following dates/times:
Monday, 10/5, from 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 10/7 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – special session for Exchange Programs
Thursday, 10/8 from 12 to 12:30 pm
All lightning round sessions will be 20-30 minutes, and in the Nelson Room in Christensen Center.
All proceeds go to the Friends of Batahola Organization, to support the work of the Cultural Center of Batahola Norte, in Managua, Nicaragua.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hoversten Chapel Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Light refreshments will be served during the reception portion of the evening. Items available for purchase to raise funds for the Cultural Center, as well as Sister Helen’s Books. Parking will be available (details coming soon!).