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The Minnesota House is expected to propose a state budget that has very little new money for the State Grant program, which helps one out of four college students with need-based financial aid. Instead, almost all new spending on higher education would go to the public system appropriations.
I am hoping you will consider this issue and weigh whether you would be interested in speaking up about it with your state representative. One option for you is to use the link below that is provided by the Minnesota Private College Council, which advocates for our institution and 16 other nonprofit private colleges. More background information is there, along with a draft message for your Minnesota representative. You can easily change that message to reflect your thoughts and concerns about the issue before you hit send.
For decades the State Grant program has been an important way Minnesota supports low- and middle-income college students, whether they attend public universities or private nonprofit institutions, whether they’re earning two- or four-year degrees.
As a staff member at Augsburg University, you are likely aware of the impact the program has on our students too. We see 42 percent of our students receiving these grants and the grants average $5,139 per student.
While Gov. Tim Walz proposes a significant $43 million in increase in State Grant funding, the House is considering a dramatically different budget for higher education, one that would insufficiently invest in the State Grant program. That would be a lost opportunity, given how new funding would increase grants and make more students eligible, which in turn keeps college affordable.
If you are concerned, consider helping members of the Minnesota House realize the importance of supporting college students through the State Grant program.
Thank you for considering this matter.
MPCC State Grant Advocates
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Make sure to vote for Anthony and Zakariya for Augsburg Student Body President and VP. Ballots will be sent to your Augsburg email so make sure to check them on April 15th.
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Gamers United is looking for prospective officers for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Why should you do it?
Because it would be a great leadership opportunity to create a more fun and inclusive environment for the Augsburg Community while also doing something you love/are passionate about!
We would currently be looking for people to fill the following positions:
* Requisitions Officer – This officer acts as a treasurer to submit grant requests, room requests, and help manage the group finances.
* e-Gaming Officer – As the name implies, this officer specializes in organizing console and PC meetings, events, and tournaments.
* Public Relations Officer – This officer would help our event officers to advertise their events via A-mail, Screens, our Facebook Group, creating posters, group e-mails, and any other form of advertisement deemed necessary.
If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com and or find our group on Facebook! If you think that these positions would be too much of a commitment or don’t fit your expertise, but still want to get involved, please contact us and we will help to find a way for you to be involved!
Gamers United Facebook Group
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Vote for Arianna Antone-Ramirez & Lucia Davila Alvarez for Augsburg Student Body President and Vice President.
Follow our campaign on Facebook and Instagram.
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As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing program is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.
Students accepted into the program (10 spots) will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.
The Auggie Basics – Housing application is for: Summer 2019 only, 2019-2020 Academic Year only, or Summer 2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Year.
To apply for Auggie Basics – Housing, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Student Affairs office at 612-330-1160.
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All staff members received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to vote for next year’s new Staff Senate members. Voting is open until Thursday, April 11 at 5 p.m. Please submit your ballot before the deadline.
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We are collecting gently used athletic shoes of all sizes and equipment for all ages (balls, bats, gloves, jump ropes, clothing, etc). Our goal is to donate to the Ceder Riverside Community School and the Sports Check it Out program. Last year we donated over 100 items. You can drop your items off at the collection box in the lounge located on the 3rd floor of Kennedy Center. E-mail Dr. Ana Ribeiro for more questions.
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As the Environmental Stewardship Committee is evaluating our progress on Green By 2019 commitments, we need your help! So many of you have been part of our growth in sustainability efforts, yet we don’t remember everything that has happened.
Please check out the spreadsheet below and add whatever stories, data, memories, useful anecdotes you have for any of the commitments listed. Add new rows as needed if you have additional information to add to existing entries. We’ve come a long way – help us celebrate and document our progress!
Green By 2019 Progress Spreadsheet
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This summer, the Sabo Center is hosting the Place-Based Justice Network Summer Institute, a national conference for higher education institutions committed to transforming higher education and our communities through place-based community engagement.
We are seeking TWO student workers to provide support before and during the conference event as Summer Conference Hosts/Detail Managers.
Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
*Work with Sabo staff to prepare materials for the conference.
*Manage registration tables, welcome and assist conference participants with on-campus housing and other details.
*Help direct participants during transitions and be responsive to their needs.
*Take photos at event and post to social media.
This is a short term job with hours as follows:
During the week of July 1-5, 10-15 flexible hours
During the week of July 8-12, 40 hours, less flexible. (must be available 8am-8pm on July 10-11 and 8am-4pm on July 12)
You can apply by clicking the link below.
Apply to work with the Sabo Center this summer
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April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month.
Learn the facts: 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime. (CDC 2010 study.)
Augsburg has an agreement with the Aurora Center (U of Minnesota), so students can contact them for assistance. They have a 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111. Students can also get assistance through the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC), 612-330-1707, and the Department of Public Safety, 612-330-1717.
Thanks to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team (SMART) for their advocacy, peer education, and events to eliminate sexual violence. To support their effort we’ll have announcements in Amail for the rest of April.
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The deadline for the student survey on recreation, intramurals, and athletics is April 12.
Undergraduate day and AU students are strongly encouraged to complete the Student Survey – sent via email.
This survey is being administered by Augsburg University’s Equity in Athletics Task Force. Augsburg is committed to providing equal opportunities and effectively accommodating the athletic, recreational, and intramural interests and abilities of its students.
The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Results will be confidential.
The survey link is:
On behalf of the Equity in Athletics Task Force, thank you!
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Latino leaders and non Latino supporters will assemble to share a vision of a Latino-led effort to address issues in common to all of us. We will form an action coalition to help each other on political-cultural-social issues in common. Latino groups will maintain their autonomy as before and still address their individual ethnic and culture related issues.
EN LA UNION ESTA LA FUERZA! Dream away what we can accomplish together!
Please invite your friends and other Latino or non-Latino supporting organizations. All Latino groups are invited to share common values and what concerted actions are possible.
First organizational meeting:
Saturday, April 13
El Colegio High School, 4137 Bloomington Ave. So.
Contact for details or discussion: Miguel E. Fiol MD is the Coordinator of the meeting agenda and member of PRIM, Puerto Ricans in Minnesota. 612-382-4452, email@example.com.
(As a non-Latina, I am posting this message in solidarity with Latinx leaders and will be attending the meeting. If you need transportation to attend, you can ride with me, Sherilyn Young, 612-330-1462. I have room for 3-4.)
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Augsburg Athletics and the HPE Department have partnered with The Sports Bra Project to create the first ever, Augsburg Sports Bra Drive. Utilizing networks of organizations to collect and distribute sports bras, The Sports Bra Project works to eliminate one barrier of participation and increase the access to sports for girls and women around the world.
How can you help?
– Donate a new & unused sports bra of any size!
– We will be collecting donated sports bras until April 17th.
– A collection bin is located in the main athletic office in Si Melby Hall (across from the gym).
Our goal is to collect over 100 sports bras! Please consider helping us reach our goal and supporting such an important and impactful cause!
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More information on The Sports Bra Project
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Minnesota lawmakers are again taking action to strengthen policies and programs focused on preparing the next generation of teachers in our state.
Thus far this legislative session, three Augsburg University students have testified in support of the Increase Teachers of Color Act of 2019 and other teacher diversity bills. Abdirizak Jama, Leyla Sahal, and Najma Abdille, all members of Augsburg’s East African Student to Teacher (EAST) program, were joined at the capitol by fellow EAST Scholars and by faculty from the Education department.
The EAST Program has been a recipient of the Minnesota legislature’s generous Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) funding since 2013. EAST is led by Program Director Dr. Audrey Lensmire and Program Manager Hana Salad. EAST scholars pursue Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees in Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education.
Ms. Sahal is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Elementary Education. Ms. Abdille is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a license in K-12 English as a Second Language. Mr. Jama is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in English as a Second Language.
The EAST Program stresses the importance of culturally relevant mentorship and leadership in the teacher preparation process as well as tutoring and other direct support. To date, 41 students have enrolled in the program.
Augsburg is particularly grateful to Rep. Jim Davnie, Rep. Mohamud Noor, Rep. Hodan Hassan, Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, and Rep. Carlos Mariani, among many others, who have supported teacher diversity legislation during this and previous sessions.
Read the full blog post on the Augsburg’s Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations page
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The Study Abroad & Away office Instagram and Facebook pages is a great way to see what your fellow Auggies are up to on their study programs around the world, and get details about events, scholarships, programs and more!
Check it out and follow us!
Global Auggies Instagram page
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The study is winding down now! If you have already completed the Curricular Inclusion Survey, thank you so much for taking the time to do so. Your feedback and input are valuable to us. If you have not yet done so, consider this a friendly reminder. Check your email for the survey and follow the link.
Because we deeply respect the time it takes to complete the survey, those who do so will automatically be entered into a raffle for one of eight gift cards (four awards valued at $25 and four awards valued at $50).
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Learn more about the production and how to get involved. Performances are planned for 2020.