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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

Teaching and Learning

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

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

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!

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

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.

General Announcements

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

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

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

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

Event Announcements

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 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

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