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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2018 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2019 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2019. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).
The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2019.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at last a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).
If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, email@example.com. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.
TRIO McNair Scholars Program Website
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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).
For questions about registration or the event, please contact email@example.com.
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Urban Scholars is a a twelve-week PAID leadership and professional development fellowship program providing students from diverse cultural backgrounds with distinctive professional experience. Focused on essential leadership skills and creating resume-building career pathways, Urban Scholars is training the next generation of leaders.
Scholars spend four days a week working on meaningful projects and work assignments alongside organizational leaders at one of our various host sites. One day a week, Scholars come together as a cohort to learn and practice skills in leadership, professional development, small groups, and public speaking.
In order to be eligible for the program you:
– Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, graduate program, law school
– OR Must be a recent graduate with a degree conferred between December 2017 and May 2018.
– Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
– Must be authorized to work in the United States.
– Must be prepared to participate on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) for 12 weeks.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE *THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18*. The program begins on May 21st.
Then apply on the City of Minneapolis website: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/urbanscholars/WCMSP-173329
Urban Scholars Interest Form
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Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjjTAubhknbfGTM5VD2-onsqDb4b8DDHivx4PHLQgA0kur8A/viewform)
We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.
Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4mbx-4VkIX4zwBBMOVhmNqSKxvG7dGKfQyvuJ9IkXWOeChg/viewform)
Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.
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We’re not alone, folks! Learn from other schools implementing bottled water policies in our next #LoveLocalWater blog post by ENV100 students.
Read the blog!
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The Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) is keeping track of creative solutions to replace bottled water and #LoveLocalWater. Here’s what we have so far. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with more ideas or scenarios to navigate!
For campus visitors:
Instead of providing bottled water to visitors coming to campus, we encourage departments to use language like this to alert visitors to our policy: Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!
If you provide hot water to visitors through a Culligan dispenser, consider purchasing an electric tea kettle for your office space in order to get ready for the eventual phase-out of Culligan.
Order water by the gallon through A’viands catering.
Purchase water pitchers and reusable/compostable cups for your department (if sink access for washing is an issue, contact us for ideas).
The Environmental Action Committee (Student Government) may be able to help with purchasing supplies that will directly benefit students as we move away from bottled water.
Learn more on the ESC Website
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Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.
Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.
Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.
We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):
Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by our office in Foss 18.
Click the link below for more information and to sign up:
Volunteer With Us
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As President Pribbenow recently announced, Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opens Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants will receive an email from ModernThink which will contain a survey invitation and link to the survey.
Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/ModernThinkSurveyFAQs2018.pdf
Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.
These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times:
February 20—2:30-3:30 pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 22—4:00-5:00pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 205
March 2—10:00-1:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 204
Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin (email@example.com or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!
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CURRENT SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:
Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?
Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.
In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.
Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.
APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/interfaith-scholars-program/
Sabo Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/what-we-do/sabo-scholars/
The application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at email@example.com, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to www.stthomas.edu/interfaithstorytelling or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at firstname.lastname@example.org.