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2020-21 AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline October 12

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
-Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2020 (graduating by December ‘22)
-Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Monday, October 12 at midnight

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.

Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

2020-21 NSF Aspire Scholarships: Application Deadline October 19

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2020-21 NSF Aspire Scholarship. At Augsburg STEM majors include: biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Supports students pursuing a degree in STEM.
•Provides scholarships of $4,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
•Connects scholars with opportunities for career development.
•Open to current Augsburg students and incoming transfers.

Eligibility:
•Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
•Within 7 semesters of graduating
•Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
•U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
•Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
•Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible

Application deadline: October 19, 2020 at midnight.

Note: students who apply to the 2020-21 AugSTEM Scholars Program will automatically be considered for a 2020-21 NSF Aspire Scholarship.

For more information, go to: https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/nsf-aspire-scholarship/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

Forum Podcast Ep. 45 – Overt Discrimination in the Workplace: Disability and the Law

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Ashley Oolman (Lifeworks) leads listeners through a discussion about how disability status may not be as protected as other classes in the workplace.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p45/

Support for Mid-Semester Evaluations of Student Course Experiences

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

With changes to our course delivery methods, how do we know that our methods are resonating with students? Don’t wait until the end of the semester to find out what is working (and what can be improved). Join faculty colleagues for a workshop on mid-semester course evaluations co-sponsored by CTL and the Assessment Committee. We will present pre-prepared templates in multiple formats to fit your needs. We will also discuss what feedback faculty have heard so far, and how they have responded to student comments.

Join us on Wednesday, October 14th at 2pm for a live Zoom workshop. This event will be recorded and will be made available later on the CTL website.

Wednesday, October 14 | Assessment/CTL Workshop | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

Assessment/CTL Zoom Information (Can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

General Announcements

Gilman Scholarship Applications due this Week

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Pell eligible students can apply until Oct 6 for up to $5000 to study abroad in Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 as well as Academic Year 2021-2022!

There are lots of ways to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

TODAY – Watch the Gilman Scholarship Workshop on CGEEs YouTube channel at the link below! Check the description for a link to a helpful worksheet you can use while watching! You’ll end up with some great ideas for your essays.

ANYTIME — meet with one of the Study Abroad/Away advisors to talk about program options – AND share your essays to get feedback!

We have a great track record of Auggie Gilman Scholarship WINNERS — and maybe that will include YOU!

Questions? Contact abroad@augsburg.edu

Gilman scholarship Workshop Recording

Recognize those that are catalysts for change. Submit your nomination for the 2021 Diversity Awards

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

Since 2008, the Diversity Awards Program recognizes individuals or organizations showcasing exemplary insight and fortitude in the area of workplace diversity.

Nominations are submitted for individuals, organizations, or a group within an organization such as an Employee Resource Group or Diversity Council.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/diversity-awards/

Available Campus Jobs

submitted by estimea@augsburg.edu

Looking for a campus job? Find out about all available campus positions on handshake! As of now you can work at Campus Life, Athletics, the Library and many more places on campus! Be on the lookout for more job opportunities posted on Handshake and feel free to ask a Career Peer Advisor for more information during Virtual Drop-in hours (11 am – 4 pm).

Campus Job Opportunities

Event Announcements

Augsburg Bold Speakers TODAY: Gov. Walz and Gwen Walz

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Gov. Walz and Gwen Walz will present “Leadership and Relational Activism” and will share their perspectives on public service during COVID-19, as well as the challenges and opportunities that entails.

Monday, October 5
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

This is event is only for the Augsburg community.

Attendees in person should make sure to dress appropriately for today’s weather.

Register for the webinar or to attend in-person.

TODAY: Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

It can be difficult to connect with one another right now but it doesn’t have to be impossible! Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join student Zsolt Vincze and CLASS staff Cassie Charles, TODAY, as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. Auggie Connect will be available every Monday starting on October 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm. To receive the Zoom link for this meeting and to notify us of any disability accommodation needed to participate send an email to ccharles@augsburg.edu 

Flu Shots on Campus TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

We have all heard that it will be very important to get your annual flu shot this year. The Center for Wellness and Counseling is hosting Hennepin Health Care for the first of two flu shot clinics on Monday 10/5 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm The clinic will be in the Foss Chapel Atrium. Social distancing will be required as well as mask wearing and hand sanitizing. Please bring your insurance card and wear short sleeve clothing. Contact Dianne at the CWC office 612-330-1707 with any questions. If you are an uninsured student, please call the CWC office as financial assistance may be available. The second clinic is scheduled for Thursday 10/29 from 11 -1 pm.

MDH Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Higher Education Student Panel

submitted by rodriguc@augsburg.edu

A panel discussion with several college and university students will be the focus of this Oct. 6 session. Students will speak openly about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives (i.e. personal, external, institutional, and in terms of their aspirations). Hosted by MDH, the webinar is being organized by the Workgroup on COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Higher Education; this is one of several workgroups that MDH has helped form since this spring to bring higher education staff together to address various aspects of planning to address COVID-19. This workgroup has been reviewing what best practices institutions should be considering, given the disparities in COVID-19’s impact on different racial and ethnic groups. It is also developing research plans.
The panel discussion with students will be facilitated by members of the workgroup, including Jesse Mason, Ph.D. Provost at North Hennepin Community College; Cruz Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Augsburg University TRIO McNair Scholars Program; and Angela Witte, Program Coordinator in Multicultural Student Services at Saint Cloud State University.
Any higher education contacts are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 —Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Registration Link: https://minnesota.webex.com/webappng/sites/minnesota/meeting/info/d816343789df40768b3eb70e7f44d90e?siteurl=minnesota&MTID=m2c1c1181db6c6cb3edb5099645d22ccb&meetingAuthToken=QUhTSwAAAATpkz09%2BkgcgR0wqGfrvdSMZwIfd88jFRXXbtMywncXyg0wQ%2BBGpPtMOmpoZmKJkzjqXZuMW3Ykcw%2B98CP6TnirxtpHXGF9L11gNzViy6MPA5ntY48wqh5VFrkU7A2gqfpIDjIR8evk2k4ssMwaLgH5s0nFpoSWYwf0jyieh7k68gC9Qll%2F8tSZ8Fp3EDzmdHkfiyi%2BHkxMaBJ2exrzn9ynAPeqmS7RN7Noz0rmZ2gUbQ%3D%3D

If you have any questions please contact Cruz Rodriguez (rodriguc@augsburg.edu)

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