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CTL Travel Grant Notice

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Because of a projected budget shortfall, CTL has made the following temporary changes to the CTL Travel Awards policies to ensure we can continue to support as many faculty as possible:

1. Travel Awards will only be approved for faculty who are presenting.
2. The maximum amount of the Travel Award will be reduced to $1250 (instead of $1500)

These policies apply only for travel through May 15, 2020 and will be removed immediately if the CTL budget outlook changes. Thank you for your understanding.

CTL Grants

Faculty Award Nominations Due February 20

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards

URGO Summer Research Phase 1 Due TODAY (February 5)

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO Summer Research Phase 1 applications must be signed by faculty mentor and submitted in hard copy to the URGO office (Hagfors 101) by 5:00 pm or sent electronically from faculty mentor’s email address by 11:59pm on February 5. The Phase 1 application is non-evaluative but required. Phase 2 is due February 19.
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.

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

submitted by kundell@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.

General Announcements

Free Online Tutoring

submitted by schroe@augsburg.edu

Students – we are now offering free tutoring online 24/7 for all students! Look for the TutorMe link under “Augsburg Tools” through your Moodle classes!

All students have 3 hours/week available to them!

Additionally, we recommend utilizing your faculty office hours, the Writing Center & Math labs on campus! There’s more information on our website : https://www.augsburg.edu/advising/majors/tutoring/

Any questions or concerns, please email tutor@augsburg.edu

Auggie Basics Application Now Available

submitted by randallj@augsburg.edu

As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing initiative 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 Auggie Basics Program 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. Summer housing may be an option. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

As part of the program, students will be encouraged to utilize resources on campus. These include but are not limited to the Center for Wellness and Counseling, the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS) office, TRiO/SSS, Academic Advising, Multicultural Student Services, Student Affairs office, etc. The Dean of Students will provide ongoing communication and support throughout the academic year to make sure students are aware of resources and may access them as necessary.

To apply, please complete the application by February, 17, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact studentaffairs@augsburg.edu or call the Student Affairs office at 612 330 1160.

Auggie Basics Application Form

Nominations Open for Outstanding Staff Awards

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University! Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student. Submission materials are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 21st.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for 2 years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th. President Pribbenow, with the support of his leadership team, will also present an award to an outstanding department or group.

Check out the Staff Senate website for the nomination process: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

The 2020 Staff Appreciation Event will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 3:30-5 p.m.

Staff Senate Website: Outstanding Staff Award Information

Application Open for Augsburg Senior Leadership Society

submitted by robins16@augsburg.edu

Campus Life is currently accepting applications for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors (i.e., those graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020) for their leadership contributions during their tenure at Augsburg University.

To apply, visit https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms. When you get to the webpage, click on 2020 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Application.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Those accepted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society will be inducted and recognized at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Questions? Email campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Nominations Open for 2020-21 Augsburg Leadership Awards

submitted by robins16@augsburg.edu

Nominations are open for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovation and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

To nominate yourself or others, visit https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms. When you get to the website, click on “2019-2020 Augsburg Leadership Awards Nomination Form.”

We strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 12 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, please click here.

Questions? Email campuslife@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Northwestern Mutual Tabling TODAY – Hiring students

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Learn about internships and career opportunities! Stop by for some SWAG and TREATS!

Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center between 10 am and 12:30 pm to learn more. Casual attire.

A Northwestern Mutual internship is challenging yet rewarding. Our internship is about personal and professional development meant to enhance your college education with real-life business experience. You will be provided with the tools, resources, and training necessary to help you discover and build your markets to develop a successful practice through our Financial Advisor Development Program.

As full-time college students, interns generally work full-time during the summer and part-time during the school year developing business- and client-building skills. In most aspects, our interns follow the same process for establishing their careers as our full-time financial advisors. You will learn what it takes to be successful, while sharpening your skills in communication and marketing to help build personal and professional self-confidence. You will also discover the rewards that come from helping others as you bring a full-service approach to your clients’ needs and provide guidance and solutions that will have a positive impact on families and businesses for years to come.

We are looking forward to seeing you on campus on February 5th!

Northwestern Mutual web site

Assessment Day (February 25) Details

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, February 25 is Assessment Day! Multiple workshops are scheduled to take place between 10:50 am and 12:50 pm. See descriptions below. RSVP forms will be posted soon.

Co-Curricular Assessment Workshop
Marshall Room
Join the Co-Curricular Assessment Team for its annual Assessment Day Workshop. This year, participants will discuss the work the committee has been up to over the last year, learn about assessment results from the most up-to-date year, and engage in a professional development workshop around using data to make informed decisions around program design and implementation.

Graduate Level Learning Outcomes
Oren Gateway Center
We have two goals for our session on February 25th:
1. We will review the current set of graduate program learning outcomes for each program and discuss:
a. the ways in which graduate level learning outcomes map to the mission
b. the ways in which they are scaffolded at a higher level than our undergraduate learning outcomes.
2. We will identify if there are graduate level learning outcomes that are ‘shared’ by all graduate programs. Can we call them out explicitly as part of our commitment to graduate students at Augsburg?

Undergraduate General Education Learning Outcomes
Oren Gateway Center
A new, streamlined set of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) is needed to better understand students’ learning experience in courses in the General Education curriculum. During this session we will review the proposed learning outcomes and examine how they relate to institutional outcomes. We will discuss how the proposed GELOs can accommodate the current curriculum, and yet be flexible to proposed curricular changes. This workshop will offer faculty and staff an opportunity to comment on the proposed outcomes, and help develop preliminary plans for how and where these outcomes can be assessed.

Calling Graduating Auggies- Continue your educational journey in Leadership

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

Master of Arts in Leadership Connection Hour

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Finnegan’s Brewer’s Den (2nd Floor)
817 5th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

WHAT
Augsburg Leadership Studies is hosting a happy hour for MA in Leadership alumni and current students!

WHO
You and a colleague or friend who is interested in leadership and looking to achieve a graduate degree.

WHEN
Monday, February 10, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE
Finnegans Brewer’s Den (2nd Floor)
817 S 5th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

WHY
Your colleagues and friends learn about our Leadership Studies, we support an Auggie-owned business, and your opportunity to network! Each Augsburg student or alum will receive one free drink ticket and additional drink tickets for each friend or colleague they bring.

Master of Arts in Leadership Connection Hour

A Discussion with Kwame Anthony Appiah — March 5, 2-3:15 p.m.

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

You are cordially invited to a “Discussion with Kwame Anthony Appiah” on Thursday, March 5th, from 2-3:15pm. Light refreshments will be served. Professor Appiah is also our convocation speaker on the 5th (see link below).

Please RSVP to events@ausgburg.edu by February 17th — be sure to include “Discussion event” in the subject line (so events may separate these RSVPs from another Appiah event). This event is open to students, faculty, and staff.

https://www.augsburg.edu/convo/batalden/

Miracle Resume Workshop

submitted by adebanjm@augsburg.edu

Submitted by adebanjm@augsburg.edu

Are you in need of an internship this summer? Are you looking for help writing a resume or polishing an old one? Join Miracle Adebanjo, Julie Burrows, Marianne Malko, and other executive coaches who will be hosting a resume workshop to help students highlight their strengths in ways tailored to whatever positions they may be seeking.

Here we will engage in the fun and learning of business professionalism, networking, and resume building to help individuals reach their intended goals in life

Free pizza will be provided at the workshop; hosted on Monday February 17th from 4-5pm in Hagfors 151.

Event Flyer

Memorial Blood Center Spring Blood Drive

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Spring Blood drive on Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). Please consider scheduling a blood donation that day. You can schedule an online appointment at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027. Or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment time as well. Please help save lives and donate blood on Wednesday, March 4th!

http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives

Communication Majors – study abroad this Fall

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:

COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO

Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by March 1

Get more information and apply online

Find Your Match at the Study Abroad and Away Fair – February 14

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

You want to study abroad, but there are so many choices … Short program or semester? Big city or small town? University-campus or community-based? Major classes or general requirements? How do you pick THE ONE and find your perfect match?!

Come to the STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR and FIND YOUR MATCH!

Friday, February 14
10 am – 1pm
Christensen Center lobby

There will be multiple program representatives there to answer your questions, study abroad alumni who can share their experiences and advice, and lots of information for you pick up.

See you at the Fair! Make sure to enter the prize drawing while you’re there!

Have any questions beforehand? get in touch:
abroad@augsburg.edu
studyabroad.augsburg.edu
or
Stop by our office: Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more info about study abroad and away

Becoming Critical of White Talk Moves Workshop

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

In this interactive session, participants will learn to identify White Talk Moves, speech acts that people employ consciously or less than consciously to avoid talking about race and to maintain the accumulated privilege and status that accompanies Whiteness. In addition, participants will examine cases from predominantly white higher education spaces in which White Talk Moves silence diverse perspectives and voices.

Date: Tuesday, February 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Facilitators: Terrance Kwame-Ross and Peg Finders

For more information about this workshop, email inclusion@augsburg.edu. or call (612)-330-1126

Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion Workshop

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

This interactive workshop allows participants to explore the concept of ableism and other various models of disability. Additionally, participants will examine disability through the lens of diversity and identify underlying sources of prejudice and discrimination commonly experienced by people with disabilities. Finally, this workshop will share tips and resources for creating spaces at Augsburg and beyond that welcome and include people of all abilities.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.

HERE

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 2

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 14th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

Register Here

Register to attend the Retirewise Workshop Series (starts February 18)

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Wellbeing is inviting the Retirewise program back to campus. Retirewise is a financial and retirement education program presented by MetLife and is coordinated by our benefits broker, NFP. This program has been well received in the past, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to participate.

We invite you to learn more and see for yourself what action steps you can take to better prepare you to Retirewise. In just a few sessions you’ll be on your way to creating a realistic financial and retirement plan that works for you.

Join your colleagues for the complimentary, practical and straightforward Retirewise workshop series. It doesn’t matter how much or how little planning you’ve done, or if your retirement is many years away, you’ll find the Retirewise workshops worthwhile.

For more detailed information about the workshop series, and to register for the event, follow this registration link:
https://www.metlifeplansmart.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=517372

By registering, you are committing to attend each session in this 4-workshop series, which begins on February 18th. Specific dates, times, and locations are provided in the registration link.

Retirewise Information Flyer:
http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/2020_Wellbeing/Retirewise%20Flyer%20(Augsburg%20University)

Registration Link

Community Organizing 101

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Interested in learning about community organizing but don’t know where to start? This Sabo Center workshop is for you!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
3:10-4:40 p.m.
OGC 113

Learn some of the foundational concepts of organizing to get started on your change making journey. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of relational power, the difference between public and private relationships, and how self-interest motivates us to act.

Community Organizing 101 will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

RSVP (and share!) on Facebook for Community Organizing 101

Sip, Sutain, Stories

submitted by baranyz@augsburg.edu

Join the Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab on Monday the 10th from 7-8:30 for good company, good snacks, and good conversation about food justice and how we can take action to make our campus’s food sourcing more sustainable and ethical.

Monica McDaniel, an Augbsurg alum and adjunct professor in Environmental Studies, will be joining us to help further our learning on these complex topics.

Zumba – TONIGHT Wednesday, February 5

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Zumba Night is here!! The EPIC Peer Health educators are sponsoring Zumba tonight Wednesday 2/5/2020 from 6 – 7 pm in the student lounge in Christensen Center. Feel free to stop in for a fun high energy night of zumba with instruction from Auggie Alum Kitana Holland. Questions, call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

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