Murphy Square Deadline Approaching

submitted by bensongg@augsburg.edu

Are YOU a writer or artist?

Submit your prose (fiction or creative nonfiction short stories), poetry, and visual art (photography, drawing, painting, etc.) to the Murphy Square–Augsburg’s undergraduate visual arts and literary magazine–before the Jan. 1 deadline! Submit to the link below!

https://murphysquare.submittable.com/submit

Important Payroll Information

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2017, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

Please review your 12/08/17 or 12/22/17 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number
If there are any errors or records need updating due to life events, please contact Human Resources. HR@augsburg.edu

2) Check your tax withholdings
The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office. payroll@augsburg.edu

Employees and Managers please make necessary contingencies if your time and access is limited over and around the holiday break and you want to be paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last Pay Date of 2017 – 12/22/2017
Submit any paper timesheets or stipend requests ASAP to get paid on the NEXT payroll in 2018.

2) First Pay Date of 2018 – 01/05/2018
Monday January 1st is a holiday for Augsburg University, all Kronos time will automatically submit at 2pm, if the employee did not submit themselves. The Manager deadline will still be 10am Tuesday, January 2nd. It is strongly suggested that employees complete their time and submit for approval prior to the holiday break and managers approve as often as they can to ensure the 10am deadline is upheld.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

Submit your creative work for the Engman Prize

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

The John Engman Writing Prize, a literary competition sponsored by Murphy Square and the Augsburg English Department, is awarded each year to promising writers. This year’s submission deadline has been extended to December 31st. Judges of the competition will select winners in each of the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

To enter writers must submit the following:

Short Fiction – One complete short story of not more than 15 pages.
Creative Non-fiction – One complete piece not longer than 15 pages.
Poetry – At least three poems.

All writers must be enrolled at Augsburg University and may enter each of the categories as often as they wish, but they may only win in one. Names of writers must not be on the works submitted.

Entries must be submitted through Moodle.

The direct link to the site is: https://moodle.augsburg.edu/moodlecommunity/course/view.php?id=795

The prize was named in honor of poet and Augsburg alumnus John Engman who died in 1996. Judges for the contest are English Department faculty members. The judges reserve the right to withhold awards if entries in specific categories are not of winning quality; they may also increase the number of awards in a category that has attracted entries of obvious merit. Winners will be notified in January and will be awarded gift cards to the university bookstore.

OL Congratulations

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO) Department is excited to announce that the following individuals have been selected as the 2018 Orientation Leader Team!

Abdirizak Abdullahi
Emily Brown
Anna Chen Lu Bruneau
Linh Dao
Joseph Gaskill
Pachi Hang
Sam Luhning
Jessica Mendoza
Emily Miszkiewicz
Emily Painter
Araceli Arreola Renteria
Mai Chia Thao
Cooper Vang
Morgan Wigle
Sylvester Winfield
Ashlyn Winkels

If you see any of these individuals around campus, please make sure to congratulate them! CAO is incredibly excited to have such a strong group of individuals welcoming prospective students to Augsburg University.

Dining Services Winter Break Hours

submitted by ahrensj@augsburg.edu

The Commons will be closing at 1:30pm on Friday December 22nd and will resume normal operations January 7th at Dinner.

Nabo will be closing at 1:30pm on Friday December 22nd and will resume normal operations January 8th.

Einsteins will be closing at 1:30pm on Friday December 22nd and will operate from 7:30am-1:30pm over winter break with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day.

McNally Smith College of Music Closing, Students Need Boxes, Food Etc.

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Our cafe has been shut down and we have students living in the dorms who rely on meal plans to eat. If you are looking for a way to help please consider bringing in some food to sustain them so they don’t have to worry about how they are eating today. There are students who are stranded here with no way of supporting or feeding themselves.

We have approximately 117 students living in the dorms at the Lowry building. They are also in need of boxes because they are being asked to move out.

They could really use some community support.

If you or someone you know has boxes, bins, or food to donate to students, please drop them off at the Residence Hall at 345 Wabasha St. N. Saint Paul, MN 55102 (Sign on the building says Gray Duck)

Call our RA duty phone at 651-324-1609 when you arrive and we’ll meet you in the lobby with a cart to grab any boxes you may have!

You can apparently also have food delivered to the commons in the secure area of McNally. Looks like people have been donating pizzas and whatnot.

Important Payroll Information

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2017, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

Please review your 12/08/17 or 12/22/17 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number
If there are any errors or records need updating due to life events, please contact Human Resources. HR@augsburg.edu

2) Check your tax withholdings
The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office. payroll@augsburg.edu

Employees and Managers please make necessary contingencies if your time and access is limited over and around the holiday break and you want to be paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last Pay Date of 2017 – 12/22/2017
Submit any paper timesheets or stipend requests ASAP to get paid on the NEXT payroll in 2018.

2) First Pay Date of 2018 – 01/05/2018
Monday January 1st is a holiday for Augsburg University, all Kronos time will automatically submit at 2pm, if the employee did not submit themselves. The Manager deadline will still be 10am Tuesday, January 2nd. It is strongly suggested that employees complete their time and submit for approval prior to the holiday break and managers approve as often as they can to ensure the 10am deadline is upheld.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

Augsburg University Sesquicentennial Grant Call for Proposals

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information. engen@augsburg.edu

Late Night Breakfast thank yous

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Thanks to A’viand’s food service for making the great food – and to the faculty, staff and students who helped serve nearly 400 students. Late Night Breakfast was Mon., Dec. 18, and servers included President Pribbenow, Dianne Detloff, Marc Isaacson, Fardosa Hassan, Matt Maruggi, Francesca Chiari, and Craig Schleisman. The cheese omelet team was Carol Enke and Bridget Robinson-Riegler, and Sarah Griesse and Eric Pegues greeted, along with Residence Life staff Anthony Wilder, Gayle Smaller and Seth Reuter.

McNally Smith College of Music Closing, Students Need Boxes, Food Etc.

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

Our cafe has been shut down and we have students living in the dorms who rely on meal plans to eat. If you are looking for a way to help please consider bringing in some food to sustain them so they don’t have to worry about how they are eating today. There are students who are stranded here with no way of supporting or feeding themselves.

We have approximately 117 students living in the dorms at the Lowry building. They are also in need of boxes because they are being asked to move out.

They could really use some community support.

If you or someone you know has boxes, bins, or food to donate to students, please drop them off at the Residence Hall at 345 Wabasha St. N. Saint Paul, MN 55102 (Sign on the building says Gray Duck)

Call our RA duty phone at 651-324-1609 when you arrive and we’ll meet you in the lobby with a cart to grab any boxes you may have!

You can apparently also have food delivered to the commons in the secure area of McNally. Looks like people have been donating pizzas and whatnot.

Central Services Holiday Hours

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Central Services will be closed for the Augsburg University designated holidays December 25, 26, 29 and January 1. Hours of operation for December 27 & 28 are as follows:

Copy Center – closed

Shipping & Receiving and outgoing mail – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Mailroom – 10AM – 1 PM

Mail and packages will be delivered on the normal routes on December 27 & 28. If your office or suite will be closed these days, please contact the copy center at copyctr@augsburg.edu or x1054 to let them know so the staff doesn’t attempt to deliver mail or packages.

Athletic Facilities Break Hours

submitted by connell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s athletic facilities will have modified hours during the holiday break, with open times in the two fitness centers in Si Melby Hall/Kennedy Center available to Augsburg students, faculty, staff and alumni (all users must have Augsburg ID and fobs). There are no scheduled open gym, dome, hockey or figure skating times during break. Hours for the fitness centers are listed below.

AUGSBURG FITNESS CENTERS HOLIDAY BREAK HOURS
(ALL USERS MUST HAVE AUGSBURG ID AND FOBs):
Friday, Dec. 22 — 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24 — CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 25 — CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 26 — CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec. 27 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31 — CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 1 — CLOSED

Normal athletic facilities hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2:
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Late Night Breakfast thank yous

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Thanks to A’viand’s food service for making the great food – and to the faculty, staff and students who helped serve nearly 400 students. Late Night Breakfast was Mon., Dec. 18, and servers included President Pribbenow, Dianne Detloff, Marc Isaacson, Fardosa Hassan, Matt Maruggi, Francesca Chiari, and Craig Schleisman. The cheese omelet team was Carol Enke and Bridget Robinson-Riegler, and Sarah Griesse and Eric Pegues greeted, along with Residence Life staff Anthony Wilder, Gayle Smaller and Seth Reuter.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 16, 2018.
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2018 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 4-5 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 87872BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 12, 2018.
Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors
For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Apply for Off-campus Summer Research – workshop 1/15

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Travel. Learn. Connect.

Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

See URGO’s website to find hundreds of off-campus research opportunities:

Application deadlines for these programs are most often near the start of next semester (January, February), so Winter Break is the perfect time to get started! URGO will be hosting a workshop January 15th where students will receive one on one advising and feedback on their applications. Students are encouraged to send their application essays to urgo@augsburg.edu prior to the workshop to make the most of the time.

Off-Campus Research Application Workshop
Monday, January 15th (no classes)
3-5pm in SVE 205
Pizza will be provided.

If you cannot make it to the workshop, please contact URGO at 612-330-1446 or urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment.

URGO Off-Campus Research page

Get paid to learn this summer. URGO App Available

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

College Possible is recruiting for Spring Semester

submitted by koinesa@augsburg.edu

College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students can apply now, or during the break so that they will be ready to go once the spring semester starts.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use this link here: http://www.collegepossibleapplication.org/augsburg/ and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms.

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

http://www.collegepossibleapplication.org/augsburg/

Augsburg University Sesquicentennial Grant Call for Proposals

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information. engen@augsburg.edu

Today Is the Last Day of Fall Semester in the WL

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Today is the last day of fall semester in the Writing Lab. So far, tutors have conducted over 950 sessions with grad and undergrad students this fall. If you need some last minute help from the wonderful writing tutors, now is the time! The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours for Wednesday, Dec. 20:
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Wednesday –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.

Note – The Lab will close after the Wed. night shift on Dec. 20!

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Athletic Facility Break Hours

submitted by connell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s athletic facilities will have modified hours during the holiday break, with open times in the two fitness centers in Si Melby Hall/Kennedy Center available to Augsburg students, faculty, staff and alumni (all users must have Augsburg ID and fobs). There are no scheduled open gym, dome, hockey or figure skating times during break. Hours for the fitness centers are listed below.

AUGSBURG FITNESS CENTERS HOLIDAY BREAK HOURS
(ALL USERS MUST HAVE AUGSBURG ID AND FOBs):
Friday, Dec. 22 — 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24 — CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 25 — CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 26 — CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec. 27 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31 — CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 1 — CLOSED

Normal athletic facilities hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2:
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is holding its 44th annual convention March 21-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” (www.nsbe.org) Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Augsburg students who are eligible for funding through LSAMP NSS may apply for travel funding to attend the NSBE convention. To learn more, see the “LSAMP NSS Funding” general announcement in Amail, email stem@augsburg.edu, or go to http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/. Students interested in attending should be in good academic standing as it will be necessary to miss some classes.

To find out more or express your interest in attending this convention, contact stem@augsburg.edu by Friday, December 15.

NSBE Convention Webpage

Registration is now open – MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending: http://mnpcfair.org/

REGISTER & PAY THE $12.00 FEE in Handshake

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New Youth Studies Major

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

If you see yourself working with children and youth as an educator, social worker, minister, coach, or in any other capacity then you should consider adding the Youth Studies minor to your course of studies. Follow the link for more info. There is a youth studies course being offered this spring – YST320: Working with Children and Youth on T/Th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:40pm. Consider adding this class and joining this new and important program.

Youth Studies Minor Website

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Final Hagfors Center Construction Blog Post

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The final blog post with updates on the Hagfors Center construction is live (see link below). Installation of room signs and wayfinding signage is underway along with IT installations and additional art installations.

The annual faculty and staff holiday party this Thursday will be a wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff to experience the new building. For those not able to attend that event, the Hagfors Center opens Monday, January 8, for classes!

Final Hagfors Center Update – for the week of December 18, 2017

Two Days to Use the WL before Break

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

There are only three days left this semester for students to use the help available from the wonderful writing tutors in the WL! So far, tutors have conducted over 950 sessions with grad and undergrad students this fall. If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.

Note – The Lab will close after the Wed. night shift on Dec. 20!

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party at Hagfors Center

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

Celebrate the Holidays and the conclusion of another successful semester with a sneak-peak of Hagfors Center! Join colleagues and friends on Thursday, December 21 to enjoy refreshments and self-guided tours of the building. Festivities begin at 3:00pm with a short program at 3:45pm.

What: Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
Where: Hagfors Center Commons and Classroom 150
When: Thursday, December 21 3pm-5pm

Internal Only Job Posting: Campaign Coordinator (Limited Term)

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Institutional Advancement has a limited-term open position for a Campaign Coordinator. This position is full-time and benefits-eligible through September 1, 2018. This position will be posted internally and will close at 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 21.

The posting and job details can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Select “Staff” under the “Industry/Function” box to access the posting.

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

submitted by yangss6@augsburg.edu

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is holding its 44th annual convention March 21-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” (www.nsbe.org) Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Augsburg students who are eligible for funding through LSAMP NSS may apply for travel funding to attend the NSBE convention. To learn more, see the “LSAMP NSS Funding” general announcement in Amail, email stem@augsburg.edu, or go to http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/. Students interested in attending should be in good academic standing as it will be necessary to miss some classes.

To find out more or express your interest in attending this convention, contact stem@augsburg.edu by Friday, December 15.

NSBE Convention Webpage

Finals Stress Relief – Wednesday

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

One last chance for some finals stress relief with our furry friends from Paws for Learning. Please stop by the Skyway Level of Lindell Library (near the Gage Center) Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am before or after your Wednesday finals. We will see Willis, Annie, Franny and Hobson when they return after break on Monday 1/8/18 at the CWC office.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 16, 2018.
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2018 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 4-5 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 87872BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 12, 2018.
Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors
For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Apply for Off-campus Summer Research – workshop 1/15

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Travel. Learn. Connect.

Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

See URGO’s website to find hundreds of off-campus research opportunities:

Application deadlines for these programs are most often near the start of next semester (January, February), so Winter Break is the perfect time to get started! URGO will be hosting a workshop January 15th where students will receive one on one advising and feedback on their applications. Students are encouraged to send their application essays to urgo@augsburg.edu prior to the workshop to make the most of the time.

Off-Campus Research Application Workshop
Monday, January 15th (no classes)
3-5pm in SVE 205
Pizza will be provided.

If you cannot make it to the workshop, please contact URGO at 612-330-1446 or urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment.

URGO Off-Campus Research page

Get paid to learn this summer. URGO App Available

submitted by kipper@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Central Services Holiday Hours

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Central Services will be closed for the Augsburg University designated holidays December 25, 26, 29 and January 1. Hours of operation for December 27 & 28 are as follows:

Copy Center – closed

Shipping & Receiving and outgoing mail – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Mailroom – 10AM – 1 PM

Mail and packages will be delivered on the normal routes on December 27 & 28. If your office or suite will be closed these days, please contact the copy center at copyctr@augsburg.edu or x1054 to let them know so the staff doesn’t attempt to deliver mail or packages.

Shared Services Alliance – November/December Update

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The November/December 2017 update of the Augsburg-Luther Seminary shared services work has been posted in the in the University Reports page of Inside Augsburg (login required). The link also is below and includes updates from back to August 2017.

If you have questions, please contact one of us.:

Rebecca John, Augsburg vice president of Marketing and Communication
Michael Morrow, Luther Seminary vice president of Finance and Administration
Co-chairs of the Luther Seminary-Augsburg University strategic alliance

Shared Services Alliance – November/December Update

Three More Days This Semester: Find the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

There are only three days left this semester for students to use the help available from the wonderful writing tutors in the WL! So far, tutors have conducted over 900 sessions with grad and undergrad students this fall. If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.

Note – The Lab will close after the Wed. night shift on Dec. 20!

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Augsburg University Sesquicentennial Grant Call for Proposals

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/VW53VqWyuJSV5xMc2). The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website (http://inside.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/resources/budget-compensation-personnel/augsburg-university-sesquicentennial-grant-call-for-proposals/) and Sesquicentennial website (http://www.augsburg.edu/150/). Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information. engen@augsburg.edu

Apply for Off-campus Summer Research – workshop 1/15

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

Travel. Learn. Connect.

Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

See URGO’s website to find hundreds of off-campus research opportunities:

Application deadlines for these programs are most often near the start of next semester (January, February), so Winter Break is the perfect time to get started! URGO will be hosting a workshop January 15th where students will receive one on one advising and feedback on their applications. Students are encouraged to send their application essays to urgo@augsburg.edu prior to the workshop to make the most of the time.

Off-Campus Research Application Workshop
Monday, January 15th (no classes)
3-5pm in SVE 205
Pizza will be provided.

If you cannot make it to the workshop, please contact URGO at 612-330-1446 or urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment.

URGO off-campus research page

Get paid to learn this summer. URGO App Available

submitted by prosserj@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Parking area updates

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Parking in the roundabout in front of the Hagfors center on 8th street is not permitted at any time. You must also not stop your vehicle on the roundabout or use this space to wait for anyone at any time. This is used as a traffic control circle and any violations of this will be enforced with citations up to and including towing at the owner’s expense.

Surface Lot A will remain a Carpool ONLY lot. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email Publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Parking Permit sales Spring 2018

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale December 22nd at 8:30 AM
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 8:30 AM
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 20th at 8:30 AM
First Year Commuter permits on sale December 21st at 8:30 AM

For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu

Sabbatical Lunch with Ben Stottrup

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

RSVP now for the first Sabbatical Lunch of 2018. Join us at 12:30 p.m. on January 17th in the Marshall Room for a talk by Ben Stottrup, Department of Physics.

For over a decade, work in the Augsburg Biophysics Lab has focused on the morphology and thermodynamics of thin soft matter films. Recently we added rheological techniques to investigate soft matter and fluid flow in Langmuir monolayers. A series of short vignettes will be presented to highlight several aspects of this scholarship – from student collaborators to the HCSBR.

RSVP is required.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc8oVSuGZ8vulEtD4w3RXvVsmoqALd_0w_CG3zS_M09vE4-g/viewform

Yes, it’s worth it

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Faculty, if you are feeling bogged down with grading, it might lift your spirits to read the following post. Happy Holidays from CTL!

https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/priceless-gift-exchanges-faculty-students/?utm_campaign=Faculty%20Focus&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58989496&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9Kz2hwBZsmL7VuYzAd9YUdtrru9goO6iT2QdkJqNW9AABcxFmgiTlvg2xsSivD5owEyn6ZAg6HT-7iO7Hq3nW9b4anmw&_hsmi=58989496

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party at Hagfors Center

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

Celebrate the Holidays and the conclusion of another successful semester with a sneak-peak of Hagfors Center! Join colleagues and friends on Thursday, December 21 to enjoy refreshments and self-guided tours of the building. Festivities begin at 3:00pm and a short program at 3:45pm.

What: Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
Where: Hagfors Center Commons and Classroom 150
When: Thursday, December 21 3pm-5pm

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is holding its 44th annual convention March 21-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” (www.nsbe.org) Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Augsburg students who are eligible for funding through LSAMP NSS may apply for travel funding to attend the NSBE convention. To learn more, see the “LSAMP NSS Funding” general announcement in Amail, email stem@augsburg.edu, or go to http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/. Students interested in attending should be in good academic standing as it will be necessary to miss some classes.

To find out more or express your interest in attending this convention, contact stem@augsburg.edu by Friday, December 15.

NSBE Convention Webpage

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Get paid to learn this summer. URGO App Available

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/. All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Toys for Tots Drive – Donate in the StepUP Office

submitted by thompsoc@augsburg.edu

Hello Augsburg University,

The StepUP Peer Advisors from the StepUP Program at Augsburg University have organized a toy drive to support Toys for Tots this holiday season. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member, who is willing to donate brand new toys (not used) to this great cause, please drop off any donation in the StepUP Office. The StepUP Office is located on the second floor of the Oren Gateway Center. We will be accepting donations until December 20th. If you have any friends or family who may be interested in participating, please let them know!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cody Thompson at thompsoc@augsburg.edu. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity this holiday season! Happy Holidays!

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party at Hagfors Center

submitted by kadolph@augsburg.edu

Celebrate the Holidays and the conclusion of another successful semester with a sneak-peak of Hagfors Center! Join colleagues and friends on Thursday, December 21 to enjoy refreshments and self-guided tours of the building. Festivities begin at 3:00pm!

What: Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
Where: Hagfors Center Commons and Classroom 150
When: Thursday, December 21 3pm-5pm

Important Payroll Information

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2017, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

Please review your 12/08/17 or 12/22/17 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number
If there are any errors or records need updating due to life events, please contact Human Resources. HR@augsburg.edu

2) Check your tax withholdings
The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office. payroll@augsburg.edu

Employees and Managers please make necessary contingencies if your time and access is limited over and around the holiday break and you want to be paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last Pay Date of 2017 – 12/22/2017
All employees Kronos time must be completed by 2pm on Monday, 12/18 and all Managers must have approvals completed by 10am Tuesday, 12/19. Any paper timesheets must be signed and submitted by Noon on Wednesday, 12/20.

2) First Pay Date of 2018 – 01/05/2018
Monday January 1st is a holiday for Augsburg University, all Kronos time will automatically submit at 2pm, if the employee did not submit themselves. The Manager deadline will still be 10am Tuesday, January 2nd. It is strongly suggested that employees complete their time and submit for approval prior to the holiday break and managers approve as often as they can to ensure the 10am deadline is upheld.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

AP, Pcard and Purchasing Training for Budget Managers

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Budget managers and staff are invited to participate in upcoming training sessions for Paperless Accounts Payable, P-Cards, and Purchasing. There are three sessions currently scheduled:

December 19, 2017 Marshall Room – 11am-12pm
December 21, 2017 Augsburg Room – 1pm-2pm
January 2, 2018 Marshall Room – 2pm-3pm

Apply to be a Peer Advisor in Study Abroad & Study Away

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

The Study Abroad/Away office is hiring this spring! If you enjoyed your off-campus experience and would like to share what you learned with other Auggies, this could be a perfect job for you. We offer 10 hours a week and the opportunity to stay on in the summer and next year.

Great candidates:
***are currently sophomores or juniors
***have strong organizational and public speaking skills
***are interested in sharing cross-cultural experiences with other students

Please contact Andrea Dvorak with questions about the job: dvorak@augsburg.edu

Check out the job description and apply here!

Curious about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

submitted by romeroe@augsburg.edu

Have you thought about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Attend one of our daily drop-in Info Sessions to hear about the basics and how you can get started. We cover how to choose a program, study abroad finances, academic credit, and more.

Come to the Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, for a 20-minute Info Session:
Mondays at 10:40 am
Tuesdays at 2:15 pm
Wednesdays at 10:40 am
Thursdays at 3:40 pm
Fridays at 1:45 pm

Check here for more info about Study Abroad/Away

Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
MUSIC THERAPY IN CHINA: CHONGQING BURN CAMP

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

River Semester Fall 2018 – Apply Now

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Students interested in a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2018. Students in the program will spend 100 days paddling from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond, before returning to the Twin Cities in December.

Courses offered include:

POL 241 Environmental and River Politics (meets Liberal Arts Foundation for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
ENV 310 Environmental Studies Field Seminar. Study grassroots organizing and meeting with stakeholders throughout the watershed.
ENV 120: Environmental Science (Science w/ Lab)
BIO 495: Topics
POL/ENV/BIO 499 Directed Research Project (possible Keystone credit)
POL/ENV 399 Internship (with a river-related organization; some internships are paid)
KEY 490 Keystone
Other courses and specialized curriculum available by special arrangement
This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

The deadline for early registration is Dec. 15, 2017, which qualifies you for a $500 discount on the program fee. Thanks to a generous donation from Pentair, there are a limited number of scholarships of up to $5,000 toward the program fees.

Full information and details at www.augsburg.edu/river or by contacting the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away Office in Christensen Center or Prof. Joe Underhill at underhil@augsburg.edu

Teaching & Learning

Palestine & Israel: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

Courses: RLN 205 or RLN 490. This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Join this two-week course to gain a transformational learning experience. You will be immersed in the Israeli and Palestinian contexts, particularly focusing on the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Through lectures, readings, and conversations you will deepen your understanding of the history, sacred texts, beliefs and practices of the three Abrahamic faiths. Particular attention will be given to the roots of conflicts in the region and to peacebuilding movements.
We will visit holy sites that are at the center of the sacred stories that shape the beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. We will hear how faith shapes the daily lives of those living in the land often called “holy.”

Applications are due on January 31, and SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details, scholarship info, and application

Denmark & Iceland: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:
THE DARK SIDE OF THE HAPPY CITY IN DENMARK & ICELAND

Courses: ENL 270 or ENL 395, AND SOC 111/URB 111, or SOC 295/URB 295 The program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about two amazing cities: Reykjavik and Copenhagen and earn 8 credits at the same time! This two-course Augsburg Abroad experience explores the relationship between city and text; it is an interdisciplinary celebration of cities, with Reykjavik and Copenhagen and their environs as the sites of the celebration. Students will access the artistic heart of the city by immersing themselves in the real-life locations of Hamlet, Copenhagen Noir, and major films. Simultaneously, they will tour Copenhagen (often via bike and public transport) to learn why it is a mecca of urban sustainability and livability with some of the most inspired public spaces in the world. The program will also include a one-night stopover in Iceland, where students can explore Icelandic community life, explore its Viking history and storytelling (sagas).

Applications are due on January 31.

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants can apply their summer funds to this program!

Email abroad@augsburg.edu, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

Will you be hungry in January?

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RSVP now for the first Sabbatical Lunch of 2018. Join us at 12:30 p.m. on January 17th in the Marshall Room for a talk by Ben Stottrup, Department of Physics.

For over a decade, work in the Augsburg Biophysics Lab has focused on the morphology and thermodynamics of thin soft matter films. Recently we added rheological techniques to investigate soft matter and fluid flow in Langmuir monolayers. A series of short vignettes will be presented to highlight several aspects of this scholarship – from student collaborators to the HCSBR.

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Dogs & Stress Relief – TODAY

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Our good friends from Paws for Learning will be on campus in preparation for finals week. Stop by Christensen Center Lobby today 10:30 – 12:00 pm and again finals week on Monday 12/18 from 10 – 11:30 am and Wednesday 12/20 from 9:30 – 11:00 am on the Skyway Level of Lindell Library (near Gage Center). Stop by any or all of these times to get your furry friend fix!!

Central Services holiday hours

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Central Services will be closed for the Augsburg University designated holidays December 25, 26, 29 and January 1. Hours of operation for December 27 & 28 are as follows:

Copy Center – closed

Shipping & Receiving and outgoing mail – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Mailroom – 10AM – 1 PM

Mail and packages will be delivered on the normal routes on December 27 & 28.

The End Is Near: Find the Writing Lab

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There are only five days left for students to use the help available from the wonderful writing tutors in the WL! If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! Writing Lab tutors await all students, grad and undergrad, and their written work – essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing. The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.
Note – The Lab will close after the Wed. night shift on Dec. 20!

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is holding its 44th annual convention March 21-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” (www.nsbe.org) Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Augsburg students who are eligible for funding through LSAMP NSS may apply for travel funding to attend the NSBE convention. To learn more, see the “LSAMP NSS Funding” general announcement in Amail, email stem@augsburg.edu, or go to http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/. Students interested in attending should be in good academic standing as it will be necessary to miss some classes.

To find out more or express your interest in attending this convention, contact stem@augsburg.edu by Friday, December 15.

NSBE Convention Webpage

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

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Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsbug.edu

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Teach in China after Graduation

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Auggies who are graduating this fall or spring are invited to apply to serve as teaching interns at Augsburg University’s exchange partner, United International College in Zhuhai, China (near Hong Kong and Macao).

Internship placements are from August 2018-June 2019. Airfare, Housing and a monthly stipend are provided. Apply by February 1st.

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New leaders in undergraduate admissions

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Devon Ross is the new director of undergraduate admissions at Augsburg University, and Shonna Fulford has been elevated to the Associate Director role, overseeing traditional undergraduate recruitment in admissions.

As a student athlete (soccer) at Augsburg, Devon worked in housing (while living in Mort) and also career services. College access became his calling when he began a career in admissions in 1993. He has several years of experience with each of our undergraduate populations; traditional, transfer, and adult.
A 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award at Augsburg, Devon has played a large role in several major initiatives that have helped transform Augsburg into a more diverse, thriving, urban university.
He serves as the Chair of Admissions Practices for the MN Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) and also for the MACAC Leadership Development Program as a mentor to new admissions professionals.
Additionally, he’s also part of the National College Fair organizing committee.
While he’s a busy father of five, wrapping up his Master of Arts in Leadership at Augsburg, Devon and his wife, Gina, also provide animal-foster housing for cats and dogs in their south-metro home.

Shonna Fulford has been promoted to the role of Associate Director of Traditional Undergraduate Admissions. Shonna hails originally from the vibrant, rural community of Perham, MN. A graduate of Augsburg in 2009, she continued on to earn her MS in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University.
One of our most successful admissions counselors in her five years in admissions, Shonna will continue to manage a significant recruiting territory and serve on Staff Senate, having been elected in 2017.
Shonna has also served on the MACAC government relations committee and currently serves on the executive board of the MN Association of Counselors of Color.