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URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

Study a language abroad for free next summer with CLS

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Most programs do not require experience studying the selected language. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a $1,000 stipend. Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1446 and reference your interest in PPIA before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

Teaching Tip Tuesday: How to Help Students Accept Constructive Criticism: ‘Wise’ Feedback

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

This first “Teaching Tip Tuesday” of the year, focuses on “Wise” Feedback. The article linked below describes this concept, including examples of how it can be used, as well as its constraints.

Find more teaching tips at inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/teaching-tips-and-resources. Look for “Teaching Tip Tuesdays” in A-mail on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. On the first and third Tuesdays, you will find “Tech Tip Tuesday”. Past Tech Tips are available at inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/tech-teaching-tips.

How to Help Students Accept Constructive Criticism: ‘Wise’ Feedback

TODAY: Sabo Snapshot Lunch

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff:

Curious about what the Sabo Center does and how you might connect your course, department, or program to our work? Join us for another opportunity to learn about the Sabo Center!

*TODAY, Tuesday, September 24, from 11:30a-12:30p in the Riverside Room*

Bring a lunch and listen while we present a “snapshot” of our work. Come learn about resources for experiential education, civic skills workshops, Campus Kitchen, LEAD Fellows, Public Achievement, and more!

Bring your lunch! We hope to see you there.

Faculty: How is the course evaluation working?

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

The survey used to gather feedback on student course experiences was redesigned and adopted in the Fall of 2018. To learn more about the strengths of the newly revised form, and areas where it could be improved, we ask faculty to complete this short questionnaire and reflect on the utility of the feedback that they have obtained using this new instrument. Please let us know your thoughts by completing the linked survey below!

https://forms.gle/xdeZqPDXposdxB2A9

General Announcements

All Hands Meeting: Thursday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The Fall 2019 All Hands Meeting is Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel. Join the meeting to learn more about fall 2019 enrollment results, campus updates, and investments to drive enrollment growth. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

All Hands page

Jeanne Boeh Named the Sundquist Endowed Professor of Business Administration

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

The Sundquist Professorship supports Business Administration, Augsburg’s largest academic department with the most undergraduate majors on campus. Boeh, a professor of economics, has been teaching at Augsburg since 1990 and often appears in media interviews and on business panels given her talent for bringing complex business concepts to life. Learn more:

https://www.augsburg.edu/news/2019/09/23/augsburg-university-names-inaugural-sundquist-endowed-professorship-of-business-administration/

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.

The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
Annual physical exams – 1 per year
Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
X-rays performed at The People’s Center
Tetanus immunization
Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Auggie Pass Available for Day Students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Over 1400 Augsburg day students have picked up their Auggie Pass!

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, fettingm@augsburg.edu. The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Want to be a Biology Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in being a Biology Mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below by Friday, 9/27. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application Here

Interested in being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in being a STEM Mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below by Friday, 9/27. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

Application Here

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

– Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
– Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
– Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
– Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
– US citizen or permanent resident.
– Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at stem@augsburg.edu or complete the following application: https://northstarstem.org/augsburg/apply.

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in NSS programming.

Event Announcements

STEM Peer Mentoring Info Session TODAY

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Interested in participating in STEM Peer Mentoring?

Come join us at our info session TODAY (11:30am-11:50am) in Hagfors Suite 101. This is an opportunity to learn more about SPM, including what it could look like to be a mentor/mentee!

STEM majors of all years are welcome to come. Junior and Senior Biology majors are especially encouraged to attend!

Come ask questions and get involved. There will be donuts!

Any questions, please contact stempeer@augsburg.edu

Volunteers for Taste of Augsburg

submitted by hangb@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship intern team is helping with Taste of Augsburg by sorting waste at the event! All catering supplies are compostable, but many event attendees can get confused by the options for disposing waste. We’ll come ready with knowledge and cool stickers to encourage learning and increased contributions to our campus-wide sustainability goals! We are looking for more volunteers to help us.

Taste of Augsburg is on September 28th from 11 AM – 1:30 PM at Murphy Square Park. Taste of Augsburg features tasty treats by Augsburg Student Organizations. All sales on tickets are final and all funds go directly to the host organization/student group.

If you are interested please sign up by selecting a shift(s) you are available Any questions or concern, please contact Blongsha Hang, EAC Graduate Fellow, at hangb@augsburg.edu.

Fill out this Google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfACgfJIrYxKKDIDnWWK1cttQJ9LDmBWxKgXX7zoxwtxxFkgg/viewform

Final Friday at the Hagfors Greenhouse

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Want to know what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Plant Growth Facilities are opening the doors of the Hagfors Greenhouse to the Augsburg community on the last Friday of every month for Final Friday Flower Hour. Greenhouse staff will be available to showcase our plant collections and research projects. Come see our collections of crop wild relatives and species from the Horn of Africa, and marvel at our new living wall.

The next Final Friday is September 27, from noon to 2PM. The Greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Questions? Please contact the Hagfors Greenhouse Curator, Dr. Leon van Eck (vaneck@augsburg.edu).

Talent Show Auditions

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Music-Theatre Club invites everyone to audition for our upcoming talent show! Looking for singers, dancers, actors, and everybody in between.

This is a LOW COMMITMENT talent show with NO REHEARSALS! We only ask for acts to be available on the evenings of November 1st and 2nd.

Auditions are on October 2nd and 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Anderson Music Hall M3 (the choir room).

Sign up to audition at the link below OR on the sign up sheets posted on the Foss Theatre door, Anderson Music Hall bulletin board (between the choir and band room), or Christensen stairwell bulletin board.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xhmJD7XxGtT9H60cOcGckGJdyNvPUCM7XldBxjzy5wg/edit?usp=sharing

Warrior Women Film Screening

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Warrior Women on Saturday October 5, 2019. Warrior Women looks at the history of Indigenous activism as lived and led by AIM activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcy. The film traces Madonna’s work for cultural sovereignty in education as she helped create the “We Will Remember” Survival School and the shared work she and her daughter have continued around environmental justice and Indigenous sovereignty. Join us for the screening of WARRIOR WOMEN and video conversations with Director Elizabeth Castle and activist Marcella (Marcy) Gilbert.

Where & When:
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Gamers United General Meeting this Thursday

submitted by natropi@augsburg.edu

Come and join Gamers United this Thursday for our 2nd General Meeting of the year! We have meetings every other Thursday in OGC 113 from 6-8 PM.

These meetings are a means to inform, get involved, and enjoy some good old fashioned gaming.

We recommend and encourage people to bring games and consoles, such as board games, cards, switches, PS4, xboxes, laptops, PCs, 3DS, etc. We will also provide a variety of games as possible. If you plan to bring a console or other that needs additional set up, such as a monitor, please let us know beforehand so we can help accommodate for such things.

Meeting Dates:
9/12
9/26
10/10
10/24
11/7
11/21
12/5
12/19

Contact Information:
gamersunited@augsburg.edu
Augsburg Gamers United Facebook Group
All admins are officers and can be contacted by messenger

Facebook Event Page

Last week to register – Career & Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

71% of employers are hiring now for 2020 interns and employees. That is why Augsburg Works is launching this semester to help students understand recruiting timelines for 2020 jobs and internships as well as connect them to the career readiness programs they will need to be successful candidates.

Any student looking for an internship or employment in spring or summer of 2020 should be actively searching for opportunities and applying now. There are a number of opportunities this fall to help students be competitive in the job application process. Look for posters around campus and on Handshake for a full list of programs.

Two events coming up soon are:

Resume Round-Ups Sept 26 (3 pm- 7 pm): Have your resume reviewed by industry professionals during a 20 minute appointment. There are a number of appointment slots available, be sure to register through Handshake.

Career and Internship Fair Oct 1 (3-5 pm): Over 38 employers from a variety of sectors and industries will be on campus to recruit students. Register on Handshake.

Students can find more information and register on Handshake

Register on Handshake

LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff TODAY

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UMN – McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis

Join students and faculty in the North Star STEM Alliance at our annual Kick-Off. This social event will highlight Alliance opportunities and the importance of a diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Keynote by Tesha R. Alston, 3M Senior Quality Engineer, Biopharmaceutical Purification Business Separation and Purification Sciences Division.

6:00-6:30pm Registration

6:00-7:15pm Networking, Refreshments, Resource Fair and Research Poster Session

7:15-7:45pm Kick-Off Program

About North Star STEM (see www.northstarstem.org):

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation which is intended to double the number of 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.

In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance, which is a partnership of seventeen higher education institutions. The academic institutions represent the breadth of higher education institutions in Minnesota, and include both public and private colleges and universities, as well as technical colleges, and two tribal colleges.

Planning to attend? RSVP to stem@augsburg.edu and we’ll share details about heading over to the UMN as a group Tuesday evening.

Feel free to come when you can and stay as long as you are able. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

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