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Grants and Awards

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, go to http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/ to read the calls for proposals and to apply for the “Scholarship Grant”, the “Integrated Course Design Grant”, and/or the “Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant”. All applications are due by Noon on Friday, February 15th.

Also available are nomination forms for the “Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning” Awards. Information and forms can be found at http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/awards/. Nominations are due on Wednesday, February 20th.

Grant Applications and Descriptions

Thursday, Jan. 10 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Be Our Guest

submitted by mattingl@augsburg.edu

Dear Faculty:

The Library, CLASS Office, and IT are at your service! Four stations will be set up focusing on ways to make your course content accessible. Please stop in at The Commons on the 1st floor of the Lindell Library to rotate through the stations, grab a cup of hot chocolate, take-away hot tips, and some cheer as we prepare for the upcoming term.

1. 5 Things for Creating Accessible Documents
2. New academic department “branded” Moodle Templates based on CLEAN Design
3. E-books, Databases, Articles, Streaming video services with captioning
4. Sign up to meet one-on-one with a Librarian, Liaison for Computing, or CLASS Liaison

General Announcements

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship for STEM students: deadline Jan. 18, 2019

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2018-19 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. 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, 2019, in the following areas:

1. 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.
2. 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 18, 2019.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found on the link below. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at stem@augsburg.edu.

NASA Space Grant Scholarship

Outstanding Staff Awards—Now Accepting Nominations

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Nominate a Colleague for the Outstanding Staff or Newcomer Award:

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize exceptional staff members who exemplify Augsburg’s mission statement through their actions. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award consistently go above and beyond the call of duty by providing exceptional service to others and/or making innovative and outstanding contributions to enhance the objectives of their department or the Augsburg community.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for 2 years or less are eligible to receive this award.

STEP 1: Email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with the name and title of the individual you wish to nominate

STEP 2: Staff Senate will confirm receipt of your message and send you an online nomination form

STEP 3: Secure at least two letters of recommendations from a current staff, faculty, or student

STEP 4: Upload your completed nomination form in PDF or Microsoft Word format

DEADLINE: Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from January 9–24.

REMINDER: In order for your nominee to be eligible, you must complete the nomination form AND provide at least two letters of recommendation. Nominees will be notified on or before February 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you a sophomore this year? Apply for the Phillips Scholarship

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Apply to be a Phillips Scholar by January 23!

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders by developing a project to meet an unmet need in Minnesota communities. Phillips Scholars receive scholarships during their junior and senior years, and a stipend to complete a project during the summer between junior and senior year.

This preliminary application is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalist complete their applications.

You must be a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year to apply.

Read more about the Phillips Scholarship program here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program

Preliminary application (see link, below): Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Full applications will be due February 8, 2019.

Phillips Scholarship Preliminary Application DUE JANUARY 23

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations on Data Analytics Framework: Jan. 15-16

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The January Focused Conversation will feature Leif Anderson, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer; Katy Hahn, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness; Nate Hallanger, Director of Academic Administration; and Chris Jacobsen, Associate Director of Shared Services Enterprise Applications discussing the development of a data analytics framework for academic, enrollment, and financial planning.

Tues, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Marshall Room (session available via livestream)
Wed, Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

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