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Outstanding Staff Awards—Nomination Timeline

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Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from January 9–24. To nominate a colleague you need to complete the nomination form and provide at least two letters of recommendation. The nominees will be notified of their nomination by February 1. Winners are selected by Staff Senate and at least two of last year’s award recipients. Any questions about the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards process please email

Learn more about the Outstanding Staff Awards and Staff Appreciation Event

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

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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

NASA Space Grant Scholarship

Volunteer with MNUDL and Make a Difference for Middle Schoolers

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, needs a few excellent folks to judge middle school debates this spring.

No experience? No problem. We train judges at the beginning of every tournament.
What Judges Do:
• Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
• Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
• Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

Volunteers will judge two rounds of debate from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

• January 10th – Central High School
• January 16th – Location TBD
• January 17th – Location TBD
• February 7th – Location TBD
• February 13th – Washington Technology Magnet School
• February 21st – Location TBD
• March 7th – University of Minnesota
• March 20th – University of Minnesota
• March 21st – University of Minnesota

Stay tuned for our Spanish Debate & Somali Debate dates!

Visit us: Foss Office 18 at Augsburg University |
(612) 330-1730

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Staff Library Tour—1/8

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Staff Senate is hosting a Library Tour and welcomes you to join us!
Learn about what Library services Staff can utilize and more during a tour with Mary Hollerich, Library Director.

Tuesday, January 8
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | Lindell Library

Please meet at the Library Circulation Desk on the first floor of Lindell Library. The tour will be followed by an informal “bring your own lunch” gathering in the Commons.

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Tuesday: Interfaith Vigil for Caravan Refugees

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Inter-Faith Gathering: Solidarity Action Vigil & Courtwatch

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:30 AM
Place: Whipple Federal Building, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN
Parking available in Metro Transit lots North and South of Light Rail Station

Special Guests: Minnesota Caravan Solidarity/ Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana. Anne Winkler Morey, writer, activist, Community Faculty at Metro State University. Thom Haines, Mayflower Church Global Justice Advocacy Team, attorney, foundation director, G-Project

-Asylum is a worldwide human right – safe refuge for all!
-We denounce human rights violations at the border
-Cherish children and their families, don’t detain them in life-threatening conditions
-We denounce the exploitation and violence in their home countries that make these families flee for their lives
-We repent of our country’s complicity in these conditions that lead to the exodus and the Caravan
-We claim all spaces as sacred

At 8:30 am after the vigil, we will invite up to 10 people to gather and prepare to attend the court session from 9:00 to 10:30 AM

All are Welcome! Come to Sing, Pray, and Act!

Mission Statement: “Interfaith Coalition on Immigration engages in courageous spiritual, multicultural action in solidarity with immigrants and refugees to achieve justice and stand up to systems of oppression.”
[ For more information, visit our Facebook page: Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM)]
[Also see this Facebook page: Minnesota Caravan Solidarity]

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Spring Break in Iowa: White Privilege Conference

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White Privilege Conference (WPC20) is there for you!

If you have not heard, the WPC20 will be held not too far away in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 20-23, 2019. Keynote speakers will be John-Paul Chaisson Cardenas, Dr. Heather Hackman, Howard Ross, and Dr. Ivory A. Toldson.

Don’t miss the 20th anniversary dinner celebration which will feature new music from Jasiri X and local Iowa blues legend Kevin “B.F.” Burt.

Registration opens January 7, 2019.

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