Friday, January 14, 2022

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Forum Podcast Ep. 84: Courageously Hack Into Your DEI Opportunities

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel (The XauSky Group) and Patrick Meniboon, “The Courage Hacker” anchor the conversation at the intersection of research, storytelling, and application where one uses agency on three levels – self, proxy, and organizational – to strengthen vital diversity leadership skills and nurture inclusive workspaces.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p84/

ED Talk January 19: “Better Teaching/Better Arguments: Argumentation Based Learning Experiences”

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

At its heart, every discipline teaches students how to make arguments- about gravity, viruses, truth, God, politics, etc. Unfortunately, for many instructors arguments in class seem like inviting conflict, distraction, and low course evaluations. And it’s true, if done poorly, argumentation in the classroom can be alienating, traumatizing, and counterproductive. But, when done well, argumentation in the classroom can build relationships, empathy, and more rigorous evidence-based learning. Join Bob Groven, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Director of the MN Urban Debate League, for an overview of how to use argumentative experiences to create more dynamic, inclusive, and student empowered classes.

CTL will offer ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 ED talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond. All ED talks are recorded and posted on the Augsburg CTL website homepage for later viewing.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97823046409?pwd=RmRNTXpGOTQyQ1R0WDhHMGtBMnRFdz09

Coming Soon: Apply for Faculty Scholarship Funds

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg University Annual Grants to support scholarship (up to $4,000) and internationalization (up to $2,500) will open on Thursday, January 20th. The Call for Proposals for these two opportunities as well as further descriptions, a sample application form, and samples of past successful applications can be found now on the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) “Grants & Travel Funds” page under “Annual Grants & Awards”.

After opening on Thursday, January 20th, completed applications will be accepted through noon on March 4, 2022. If you have any questions that aren’t answered on the CTL page, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director (bankers@augsburg.edu).

Annual Grants & Awards

General Announcements

Bookstore Charge Accounts Ending Soon

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

The last day to order from the bookstore and charge to your student account is SUNDAY the 16th! The last day to make a purchase in-person and charge to your student account is WEDNESDAY the 19th! Due to the financial aid cycle, you can only charge expenses to your bookstore account during this specific period. Any bookstore purchases after the 19th will need to be made out-of-pocket. Be sure to plan ahead! If you have any questions, please email studentfinances@augsburg.edu.

Apply for the Student Marketing Copywriter Job

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Do you have excellent communication skills, a strong ability to write and edit, and an eye for detail?

Want to gain hands-on experience working with a small team bringing print and digital marketing projects to life?

Apply now to be a Marketing Assistant Copywriter during the Spring 2022 semester with potential to continue in Summer 2022.

Apply here

Central Services Operation During High Transmission

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

With the Augsburg campus now in the high transmission category Central Services will be moving to the operations previously planned. We will still be operating as normal but ask for patience as we will be moving to rotating two person shifts so some things may take a little longer. If you have any questions please reach out to us at copyctr@augsburg.edu or mailship@augsburg.edu .

Thank You!
Central Services Staff

Central Services COVID Protocol

Have You Checked Your Statement?

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

Statements are posted once a month, and the most recent was posted last week. The first statement of the semester includes your financial aid, so it’s important to check to make sure everything is correct! It’s also important to view your statement monthly to check for any new charges and for information related to payment plans.

You can also view your account activity between statements! From Records and Registration, go to “Account Statement”, then select “click here to view transaction history”. This will show any changes that have occurred since the last statement.

Email studentfinances@augsburg.edu with any questions you may have about your financial aid, payment plans, or account balance!

Counseling Walk-in Hours Now Available at CWC

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

Starting this semester, the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) will be holding weekly walk-in counseling hours. Walk-in hours are Mondays 10:00-12:00, Wednesdays 1:00-3:00, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 anytime classes are in session. Walk-in hours will be virtual in order to maintain the health and safety of the campus, but students must come directly to CWC to access walk-in hours (a virtual space will be provided in our office suite). Walk-in appointments will be brief (20-30 minutes) and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in appointments are ideal for students looking for a quick and easy way to get started in counseling, students in need of crisis support, or students who desire a one-time non-judgemental perspective when considering an immediate decision or problem. CWC is located in Anderson Residence Hall (first floor, east door). You can reach us at 612-330-1707 or at cwc@augsburg.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYjYIL7r4Gd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off-Campus

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Get paid to conduct STEM research (a few social science options) 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!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January through February 2022.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off-Campus Research Lists and Databases

URGO Summer Research – Phase 1 Applications Due February 16

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research or creative activity opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2022 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 (May 12th – July 27th) 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 $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

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 $1,500 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 16th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email urgo@augsburg.edu

Summer Research Info Packet

Ring in the New Semester with TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague Before January 24, 2022

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

This year Augsburg Staff Senate will host a hybrid in-person and virtual Staff Appreciation Event on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Hall.

We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNdMjt0iuPYeS8KpJXcY2dvzqAwrvlYtmwob-Jra4bfHEXZA/viewform

Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2022) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the in-person event on March 22nd.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://sites.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/faq-outstanding-staff-nominations/

Resume Drop-In Hours Return on Tuesday, January 18

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are trained and eager to review your resume and/or cover letter. Mondays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, & Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-11:30 AM. Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s).

Drop-in hours for the spring semester begin Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and end Friday, April 22, 2022.

Whether you’re creating your resume and/or cover letter for the first time or if you’re applying for the job or internship of your dreams, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you!

View resume and cover letter resources on our Community Moodle Site

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The NASA Space Grant 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 up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2022 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): 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.

The application deadline is Monday, January 31, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at stottrup@augsburg.edu.

https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

Multicultural Life is Hiring for Program Managers – Share With Your Connection

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Multicultural Life Program Manager positions are now open for professionals to apply! Augsburg colleagues, please share this posting with your peers. These positions are a great opportunity for people who enjoy working with Native American community, Black and Afrikan American community, Latinx community, and LGBTQIA+ community.

We are looking for people who have 3 years or more experiences within these communities. Feel free to contact mss@augsburg.edu if you or your contacts have any questions about the job postings.

Students who think they have mentors who would be a good fit for these positions, please share this with them as well.

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Position Description
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141186

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141177

Latinx Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141178

American Indian Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141173

Staff Invited to Vote for University Council Representative

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please vote for one candidate for the open position of elected staff representative to the Augsburg University Council to serve for the remainder of this academic year and the 2022-23 year.

For more information about the University Council and an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab. http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/university-council/

Staff are invited to vote for one representative using this ballot: https://forms.gle/xBxwQgoVwhfhiqyS7

Voting is open until 5:00 pm on January 17.

Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Wendy Assal, Admissions, at-large
Joel Enriquez Nicholson, Registrar’s Office
Christopher Bogen, Institutional Advancement
Janice Dames, Campus Ministry – Co-chair
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies – Co-chair
Mike Fetting, Student Affairs, at-large
Kate Gray, Strommen Center
Jackie Voigt, Athletics

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application Open

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application is open! This is a great opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students in the Augsburg Day Program. Those who are eligible can be awarded between 2,500-5,000 annual, renewable awards.

If you are a current scholarship recipient and want to renew your award make sure to fill the application!

These scholarships include: ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship, LQBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship, and Scholastic Connection Scholarship.

DACA and undocumented students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply. Promise, Presidential and ActSix Scholarship recipients and International Students (F-1 and J-1) are not eligible for this award.

**Application must be submitted by 4:00 pm Friday, February 4, 2022**

If you have any questions, please contact the office of Multicultural Life at mss@augsburg.edu.

Multicultural Life Scholarship information

Event Announcements

Greece, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands, Oh, My– Study Abroad this Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Need Augsburg Experience, or Credits, or just want to explore a new place? Short study abroad/away programs are a great way to do all three!

In summer 2022, several short programs are on offer, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience.

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO
• May 9-27, 2022
• 4 credits
•THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE
• May 5-23, 2022
• 4 credits
• choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST and PRESENT
• May 15-29, 2022
• 8 credits
• ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
• HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

Apply for the following programs by March 1

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
• independent study or internship also possible

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA
• July 10-20, 2022
• 1 credit
• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
• graduate-level course options also available

MEDICAL SPANISH & CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP in MEXICO
• June 8 – July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY in MEXICO
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

2022 MLK Convocation is Now Virtual

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Due to the recent overwhelming surge in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, this year’s MLK Jr. Convocation will be moved to a virtual format. To register for the webinar link, please click here:

https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R0u3fgoERJqTOcMRCj1UeQ

Please note that the pre-convocation storytelling workshops will still take place in-person, however, participants will be limited to 25 per workshop. To register for a workshop, please click here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mk7Zj0DB3zptQsOtPP4Bo8wm7Zw8fMNSMb6phtSqsps/edit

Learn about the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

What is the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA)?

Called LS-NSSA for short, this program is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to double the number of Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.

The Augsburg LS-NSSA program provides stipends, research opportunities, and more to students who meet the eligibility criteria and complete a program application. All students are welcome to participate in LS-NSSA events and programming.

How can I learn more about LS-NSSA?

To learn more, attend one of the following informational sessions, or email stem@augsburg.edu with any questions. Note that attendance at an info session is not required; interested students are welcome to fill out the application at https://northstarstem.org/augsburg-university-applications-and-forms.

There will be two info sessions on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
In-person info session, 11:30 – 11:50 AM, Hagfors Center, Room 150A
Virtual info session 6:00 – 6:30 PM, Registration Link for Virtual Session: https://forms.gle/QUXfAjCZ1uxZ832w6

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at brookinj@augsburg.edu or stem@augsburg.edu.

To learn more about LS-NSSA, see https://northstarstem.org/.

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance Website

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