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Deadline for Submission: 17 February 2020
This competition, endowed by Jean Mitchell in honor of the late John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet, is for the best group of three poems composed by a current Augsburg undergraduate or graduate student. The award includes a $100 prize ($50 each, if split between an undergrad and a grad student) and a certificate from the Academy of American
Poets. A poet not affiliated with Augsburg University will judge the contest.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
• A set of three well-proofread poems must be sent from your Augsburg email address as an attachment to email@example.com by 17 February 2020.
• Writers should put Mitchell Prize in the subject line.
• The email must contain the titles of the poems, and the poet’s full name, pronouns, status (undergrad or grad), phone number, and mailing/permanent address.
• Winners will be announced by Augsburg University in early March.
• In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.
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As part of Augsburg University’s Environmental Stewardship Committee we will be releasing A-Mail announcements on ways you can be environmentally conscious on campus! So look out for announcements every week.
Here are couple ways you can help conserve the world’s most precious resource with little effort and no cost:
– Use water bottle and also bring a reusable water bottle to dining halls to decrease the amount of cups that need to be washed.
– Wash only full loads of laundry or combine with a roommate or friend.
– Have a leak or drip? Fill out a facility request maintenance for your dorm (if you live on campus) ASAP.
Make sure you “LIKE” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augsburg.environmental.stewardship/
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Beginning January 20th, a minor change to Zoom video conferencing security settings will be made. This change will require an additional password be used to access newly scheduled Zoom sessions when connecting from the Zoom app or via telephone. For more information on how this change may affect how you use Zoom, a support guide can be found at http://go.augsburg.edu/zoomchange
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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity conference, and we want to share the Augsburg student perspective with the more than 1,400 professionals from a variety of industries who attend each year. When you look forward to leaving college and entering the workforce, what’s on your mind?
Fill out this two-question survey to let us know what you think.
Fill out the survey
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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to Application
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The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions.
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. The link to the nomination form is below.
Nominations will close on January 20, 2020.
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.
Newman Civic Fellow Nomination Form
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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
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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day, only Einstein Bros. and The Commons will be open. Einstein will be open 7:30 – 3:30 and The Commons will be open at the regular hours. Both Nabo and Kafeega will be closed for the day.