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Faculty: Submit an article for “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement”

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Faculty:

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is accepting submissions for their special issue “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement.”

The issue will highlight how scholars have centered social justice when designing and implementing service-learning opportunities or producing and applying engaged scholarship.

The editors invite abstracts for submissions from educators and researchers from all fields and disciplines that:

*Report research on the challenges, motivations, and experiences of practicing community engagement
*Explore the often-overlooked contributions to the field of community engaged-scholarship by educators, researchers, practitioners, community partners, and community members from historically marginalized backgrounds
*Evaluate methodologies for the practice and research of engagement based on their ability to achieve social justice
*Apply the lessons of critical theoretical and methodological lenses such as post-colonial theory, feminism, critical race theory, queer theory, disability studies, and ecocriticism, to advance community engagement pedagogies and practices.

Call for Proposals for “CENTERING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE SCHOLARSHIP OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT”

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The URGO Summer Research Program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research and creative activity here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.
While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.
Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise and current line of inquiry.
To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo.
Please encourage interested students to make an appointment with URGO staff by contacting urgo@augsburg.edu.

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Applications available for URGO Summer Research Program

The URGO Summer Research Program is an on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
• 200 or 400 hours
• Program runs May 14-July 29, 2020
• Full-time = $4,400 plus housing stipend
• Half-time = $2,200 plus housing stipend
• Design project with a faculty mentor
• Seminars and Speaker Series for support and professional development
• Final written product and oral presentation
There is also the option to be a Research Assistant at 100 hours for the summer (stipend of $1,100), in which undergraduates assist faculty with research tasks.
Applications can be found at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/. Send an email to urgo@augsburg.edu to make an appointment with URGO staff and get advising on the application process!

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover language learning abroad!
The Boren Scholarship program is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences, including their Flagship Language Initiative programs and others. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and will work with all applicants to select the program, develop budgets and write the application essays.
Scholarship amounts:
Up to $20,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $10,000 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested, here are your next steps:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Stop by our Joint Office Hours on Thursday, Dec 12 from 1-3pm in Andrea Dvorak’s office in Oyate Commons (lower level of Christensen) to get advising from URGO staff on the scholarship application/essays and Study Abroad staff on program options.
• If you can’t attend office hours, let us know your interest by contacting Solveig Mebust (mebusts@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 21: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

General Announcements

Student Share Shop Now Open

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Share Shop is now open for students to rent out items! Located in the sublevel of Science hall (Not Hagfors), room 8. Our hours as of now are:
Mondays: 10am-Noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-Noon

We have items ranging from bedding, games, kitchenware and appliances, and other household goods.

Additionally, we also have Augsburg gear to give away, which have been thoughtfully donated by the Bookstore.

We’re still looking for donations from student, staff and faculty. Due to several unusable/inappropriate donations, all donations must be dropped off at the Shop during open hours, and approved by a staff member. The items we are in need of are:
– First aid Kits/ Sewing kits
– Kitchen Appliances
– Clothing items
– XL Twin Bedding
– Water Bottles
– Tool Kits
– Poster putty/other dorm items

If you have questions as to what we accept, please email buryb@augsburg.edu. We’re excited to be up and running and hope to see y’all soon.

Pan-Asian World’s Finest Chocolate Sell

submitted by yangmm4@augsburg.edu

Pan Asian Student Services are selling World’s Finest Chocolate to fundraise for Spring Break Trip!

WE ARE STILL SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS!!! HURRY!

If you are interested in buying chocolate bars, it will be located in the Oyate Commons. However there are student with boxes as well. Thank you for your support! They’re ONLY $1 !!!!!!!!!!

We are selling until we’re out, so HURRY!!!

Looking for quick cash – UPS is Hiring now through December 24

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

UPS is looking for workers to ride along in delivery package trucks between now and Christmas Eve to help with deliveries. $21 per hour plus a possibility of $1,000 bonus. If you are interested, call Brad Scott, UPS 612-232-4169 by Thursday, December 12th at 11:50 pm

They also have a need for delivery drivers that can use their personal vehicles. $27 per hour, plus 58 cents per mile.

2020 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program – applications due January 20

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Students can now apply for the 2020 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 up to 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2020 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:

-Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). 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.

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.

2020 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter

Interested in a weekly fresh produce subscription?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone!

Campus Kitchen is proud to announce our partnership with Brightside Produce and aid in their mission to make healthy produce more accessible to food insecure neighborhoods. Starting next Tuesday, October 29, we will be launching our own Buyers Club branch here at Augsburg. This is a weekly produce subscription ranging from $3, $5, $10, & $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. If you are interested in joining the buyers club please follow these step by step instructions to set up your subscription.

1.) Go to https://brightsidempls.org
2.) Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3.) Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up, items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4.) You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for your subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.
5.) Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us pass the word to any student, staff, or faculty who might be interested! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu or our supervisor Natalie Jacobson: jacobsn@augsburg.edu.

Sign Up Here!

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard offers free food for all Augsburg students. Located in Science Hall sublevel (Not Hagfors), room 8, fall semester hours are:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

We also accept food donations during open hours, or outside of open hours in the drop off bin in Christensen Center near Einstein’s. For bigger donations please feel free to email me and set up a drop off time: keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Holiday Shipping Deadlines and Info

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As the holidays are approaching you may want to send friends & family gifts or receive packages. Augsburg Central Services – Shipping & Receiving is here to help!

We can ship via UPS, FedEx and USPS and have discounted rates through UPS and FedEx. There are cut off dates to have packages arrive by Dec 24th which are detailed below.

If you are planning on receiving personal packages through the University we would ask that you be prompt in picking up your package from shipping/receiving as we have limited storage space.

These dates are all recommended dates to ship, NOT guaranteed! The sooner you can get mail/packages out the better.

UPS Ground : Dec 12 (TODAY)
UPS 3 Day: Dec 19
UPS 2 Day: Dec 20
UPS Next Day: Dec 23

FedEx Ground/Home: Dec 15
FedEx Express Saver: Dec 19
FedEx 2 Day: Dec 20
FedEx Overnight: Dec 23

USPS 1st Class Mail: Dec 20
USPS Priority: Dec 21

If you have any questions or need any advice please stop into the shipping/receiving department or check the corresponding shippers website.

Sophomores: $16,000 Phillips Scholarship Mini-Application Now Open

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders, and receive a total of $16,000 in scholarship.

A preliminary mini-application (linked below) is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalists complete their applications.

Applicants must be a sophomore during the 2019-2020 school year.

Each year, projects must fit within a theme. This year’s application theme is “Addressing the Achievement/Opportunity Gap in Minnesota.”

Scholarship recipients receive $6,000 during their junior year, a $4,000 stipend while completing a summer project, and $6,000 their senior year upon successful completion of their summer project.

Last year, 3 of the 5 Phillips Scholar recipients were Augsburg students, and many Augsburg students have received the scholarship in the past. Check out the Phillips Scholar website for more information about current and former Phillips Scholars and their projects: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program/current-phillips-scholars

Deadline for Preliminary Application: Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Augsburg finalists selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Full applications will be due February 7, 2020.

Phillips Scholarship Required Mini-Application Due January 10

Nominate a student for the Newman Civic Fellowship

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Newman Civic Fellows:
*Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
*Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
*Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The yearlong program, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening.

Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to nominate a student to be considered for Augsburg’s 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellow (self-nominations accepted). The nominee must have at least one full year of their education remaining, such that they will be enrolled in higher education for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year.

Nominations will close on January 20, 2020.

Nomination Form for 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship

Multicultural Student Services Scholarships

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

The Multicultural Student Services Scholarships (including ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship and M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship) recognize returning underrepresented undergraduate students in the Day program. Students who are eligible and awarded will receive a $2,500 annual, renewable award. These scholarships are for returning students of American Indian/Latinx/Pan-Afrikan/Pan-Asian descent and/or a student who has participated, demonstrated record of and/or potential for leadership and awareness within the communities mentioned above.

Scholarship: $2,500 per academic year, renewable

First-Time Applicants Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg by January 10th, 2020
-Must have at least 1 full academic year of their education remaining
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2020-2021
-Meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.

Previous Recipients Renewal Criteria:
-Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university which includes maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application

Questions/Concerns? Contact Mai Xee Vang at vangmm3@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1663 or stop by Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center

Application period: Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 10, 2020

https://forms.gle/8dYYQqEAttxXLPDD7

Scholastic Connections Scholarship

submitted by twinawey@augsburg.edu

Scholastic Connections is a scholarship program for high-achieving undergraduate students of color at Augsburg University. It is designed to assist students succeed in completing their undergraduate degree and prepare them to be engaged, successful citizens of the world on graduation by facilitating career development and planning.

There are three pillars that support the Scholastic Connections goal: self-development, community development, and post-undergraduate development.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
First-Time Applicants Eligibility Criteria:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg by January 10th, 2020
-Must have at least 1 full academic year of their education remaining
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2020-2021
-Meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.
-Complete application

Previous Recipients Renewal Criteria:
-Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university which includes maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Have an updated academic/graduation plan
-Complete application

If selected, you are required to:
-Attend the group meetings (6-8 per academic year)
-Attend 1:1s with the Scholastic Connections coordinator (at least once per semester)
-Attend the MSS Scholarship Dinner (tentatively on Tuesday, November 10, 2020)
-Attend the end-of-year gathering at the Augsburg House

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 period: Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 10, 2020

https://forms.gle/1ewHKFaSonv1sbuc9

Event Announcements

Morning Chapel: Virgin of Guadalupe Day Celebration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us at 11:30 am in Hoversten Chapel as we celebrate this traditional Latin American holiday – a collaboration between Campus Ministry and Latinx Student Services and Director Ruby Murillo. In addition to lively music and the traditional placing of roses, there will be tamales and empanadas.

http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry

Auggie Doggies – End of Semester Visits

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Our furry four legged friend from Paws for Learning will be on campus just a few more times this semester. Here are those times: Friday 12/13 10:30 – 11:30 am in Christensen Center Lobby. Monday 12/16 10:30 – 11:30 Center for Wellness and Counseling office as well as the Skyway Level of Lindell Library near the Gage Center. They will also be here one last time on Tuesday 12/17 time to be determined. So if you need a little stress relief before or after finals, stop by and visit with our friends and thank them for the awesome work they do every week in the CWC office on Auggie Doggie Mondays. Enjoy and good luck with the end of the semester.

Late Night Breakfast Monday, December 16

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

A reminder and an invitation to all current Augsburg students that there will be late night breakfast on Monday 12/16 from 9:30 pm – 10:45 pm in the cafeteria. This well attended event sponsored by Aviands is open to all current Augsburg students regardless of whether you are on the meal plan. Please bring your current Augsburg student ID for admittance.

TODAY: Join us for Donna McLean’s Retirement Party from 3 to 6 p.m., Foss Center

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

After 34 years, four positions, seven fundraising campaigns, 12 office moves and thousands of conversations with alumni, parents, and friends, Donna McLean has decided to retire from her work at Augsburg. Her last day will be December 20. Her time at Augsburg will be celebrated with a reception on December 12 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (program at 4 p.m.) in the Arnold Atrium, Foss Center. All are welcome to attend.

See the full announcement here

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by December 16

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break! Apply by Dec 16

Human Rights Voices in post-conflict Guatemala, 4-credits

Course options: CCS/SPA 495, or POL 459

Faculty Leader: Professor Joseph Towle

Travel Dates: March 14-22, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Many U.S. citizens know little of Guatemala and the struggles its people face although it is a nation that continuously finds its fortunes bound to the interests and intent of the United States.

This course invites you to hear Guatemalan people’s views of their country, to explore past and present US involvement, and learn from those who lived through and survived the civil war spanning four decades (1960-1996), as well as a new generation of writers and artists–all who creatively and peacefully counteract the culture of fear through art and literature.
This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

***APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 16***

Program cost $3,825
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities and in-country transportation. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Study Abroad with a friend and get $500 off the program cost. Click below to learn more

Visit the program page for more info and to apply!

Spring break study abroad with a friend – get $500 off the program fee

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Interested in studying abroad on Spring break?

SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND AND YOU’LL EACH GET $500 OFF THE PROGRAM COST

Study in Guatemala: apply by December 16

Human Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala
March 14-22, 2020
Choose one 4-credit course: SPA 495, CCS 495, or POL 459
Fulfills Augsburg Experience
program fee: $3,825

Click here to learn more about how to sign up with a friend!

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