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Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at http://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446.

Eligibility:
– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due January 29th, with complete proposals due February 19th. If you have any questions about being a research mentor, please contact Dixie Shafer at x1447 or shafer@augsburg.edu

Great summer job: Learn to do research with your faculty

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ 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 16th – July 31st.

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 January 29th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Boren Scholarship to study a language abroad

submitted by obrienk@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is a spectacular opportunity for students to receive funding for intensive language study abroad! Junior Auggie Abdul Sharif was selected last year to study Swahili in Tanzania – fully paid!

Boren Awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students (first years through seniors) to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and Middle East.

In exchange for the funding awardees work one year at a federal agency (for example, the Department of State or Department of Defense) around issues of national security defined very broadly, such as sustainable development, environment, disease, migration and economic competitiveness as well as more traditional security concerns.

Awardees (must be U.S. citizens) can be given up to:
$20,000/Academic year study abroad
$10,000/Semester study abroad
$8,000/Summer study abroad (only for STEM students)

Competitive applicants will generally have some experience in studying a second language or speaking one at home, and have a strong academic record.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or Study Abroad/Study Away at abroad@augsburg.edu as soon as possible. Please make an appointment before starting your application. Application Essays must be emailed to urgo@augsburg.edu by the Augsburg Deadline, January 21st.

Tamarah Gehlen for Next EDTalk

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Prior to the next Faculty Meeting on January 23rd, Tamarah Gehlen will speak on Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.

EDTalks take place from 3:20-3:35 pm on Faculty Meeting Dates. Plan to grab your coffee and head to HC 151 to listen and learn. Find out more about the EDTalks and other upcoming events on the CTL website.

Zoom: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/933677248?status=success
Meeting ID 933-677-248

Wednesday, January 23rd | EDTalk with Tamarah Gehlen | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

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RSVP for Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

On January 30th, Christina Erickson will giver her talk, “Spanked, Whupped and Paddled: Our Complex Relationship with Corporal Punishment”. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, January 30th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson | 11:10-12:20, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Sabbatical

General Announcements

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 letters to 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

Two year scholarship: Apply today to be a Phillips Scholar

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.

Preliminary Phillips Scholar Application DUE JANUARY 23

Discounted student membership with HOURCAR

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Get a discounted student membership with HOURCAR, the Twin Cities’ nonprofit car-sharing provider. Use the promo code AUGSBURG19 to get $40 in driving credit when you sign up for an annual membership. With a hub conveniently located on campus and many others nearby, HOURCAR connects you to the city and gives you the freedom of having a car without the hassles of owning one.

go to https://hourcar.org/

Focused Conversations on Data Analytics Framework: Next Week

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.

All Hands page

Event Announcements

PA Program and Women’s Hockey Host Teddy Bear Toss

submitted by waalenk@augsburg.edu

The PA Program and Women’s Hockey are teaming up for the second-annual teddy bear toss. Bring a clean, new stuffed animal to throw out onto the ice during intermission when the Auggies play at home January 19th at 7:00pm. Stuffed animals should be wrapped or in a bag to protect them during toss. The stuffed animals will be donated to Children’s Minnesota Minneapolis Hospital.

https://www.facebook.com/events/311125749491706/

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