Forum Podcast Ep. 52: Harnessing the Power of Resistance Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Christopher Sansone (Verticle Leadership), Maria Velasco, MA (Beyond Inclusion Group) answer questions from listeners that attended our webinar Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p52

Forum Webinar, Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: January 21, 2021 11:00 am CST
Presenters: Maureen Berkner Boyt, M.Ed, The Moxie Exchange  |  Stephanie Douglass, MA, Vungle  |  Becca Gelenberg, MBA, Upstart

How do we create a more inclusive normal? The convergence of the global pandemic and racial justice movement has shifted the way we work in ways we are just beginning to understand. In the midst of the unknown, what we do know is there is an unprecedented opportunity to focus on people; who is on our teams and how we can evolve company systems and cultures to be more innovative, productive, inclusive and equitable.
Two innovative leaders, Stephanie Douglass, VP of People, Vungle and Becca Gelenberg, Head of People Operations, Upstart have doubled down on their respective companies commitments to DE&I during this environment of change. In this webinar we’ll share how they engaged executive leadership to their newest hires, partnered with The Moxie Exchange to digitize their learning and tools, and as a result have been able to make significant progress in a short period of time.

Learning Outcomes
How to leverage this moment to engage your executive team in committing to a meaningful DEI strategy
How to capitalize on employee’s ‘what can I do?’ enthusiasm to drive real change behavior change
Hear how to take a multimodal approach to delivering DEI tools, knowledge and resources

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/seizing-the-moment-to-create-a-new-more-inclusive-normal/

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad in Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes:

Apply by January 22, 2021

—CUBA—
Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

—GERMANY—
Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

—ITALY—
Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF)
HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course
ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction

–MEXICO– (Apply by March 1)

Augsburg CGEE: Language and Culture

Augsburg CGEE: Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership

—SOUTH AFRICA—

Music Therapy in South Africa – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get detailed information about these short term programs

Murphy Square Submissions Open

submitted by mismashj@augsburg.edu

ARE YOU AN ARTIST, WRITER, FILMMAKER, OR MUSICIAN?

Submit your work to Murphy Square, the annual campus arts magazine!

Interested in curating student submissions? Then join our team of editors!

Submissions are open NOW and they close on January 22nd. To submit your work, visit https://murphysquare.submittable.com/submit

To join our editing team, email Jacey Mismash at mismashj@augsburg.edu and indicate whether you would like to edit for Prose, Poetry, Art/Film/Music, or all three! Let me know by December 28th– I can always give you more information about the position as well!

Submittable

Last chance to purchase Augsburg’s 150th History

submitted by groven@augsburg.edu

Last chance to purchase Augsburg’s 150th History

With everything happening in 2020, you might have forgotten that this is also Augsburg’s sesquicentennial year. If you haven’t done so yet, now would be a great time to read “Hold Fast to What is Good,” the official history of the University for its 150 anniversary.

The history of Augsburg is the history of America, in microcosm. That’s my take away after reading the remarkably fast-paced, entertaining and deeply meaningful “Hold Fast to What is Good: A History of Augsburg University in 10 Objects.” Augsburg’s history, like that of America, includes the struggles of generations of immigrants, the industrial revolution, the civil rights movement, modern feminism, and the broader quest for equity and inclusion. Featuring fascinating and largely unknown stories from Augsburg’s past, including tales of murder, world explorers, major land deals gone awry, the ancient city of Troy, and protest marches at the height of the Vietnam war, this book is that rare history that transcends the past.

Now only $22.30 (marked down 35%). I recommend that you get your copy today at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/philadamobooks

Graduating this Spring? Apply for a Paid Internship in China

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Auggies who are graduating (as well as recent graduates) are invited to apply to serve as interns at Augsburg University’s exchange partner, United International College in Zhuhai, China (near Hong Kong and Macao).

Internship placements are from August 2021-June 2022. Airfare, Housing and a monthly stipend are provided. Apply by February 1st.

Click here to watch the recent info session given by local staff about this opportunity! https://youtu.be/mfUAnRkYc0w

Questions? Contact Andrea Dvorak at dvorak@augsburg.edu

Job Description | Application | More Information

Forum Podcast Ep. 52: Harnessing the Power of Resistance Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Christopher Sansone (Verticle Leadership), Maria Velasco, MA (Beyond Inclusion Group) answer questions from listeners that attended our webinar Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p52

Forum Webinar, Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: January 21, 2021 11:00 am CST
Presenters: Maureen Berkner Boyt, M.Ed, The Moxie Exchange  |  Stephanie Douglass, MA, Vungle  |  Becca Gelenberg, MBA, Upstart

How do we create a more inclusive normal? The convergence of the global pandemic and racial justice movement has shifted the way we work in ways we are just beginning to understand. In the midst of the unknown, what we do know is there is an unprecedented opportunity to focus on people; who is on our teams and how we can evolve company systems and cultures to be more innovative, productive, inclusive and equitable.
Two innovative leaders, Stephanie Douglass, VP of People, Vungle and Becca Gelenberg, Head of People Operations, Upstart have doubled down on their respective companies commitments to DE&I during this environment of change. In this webinar we’ll share how they engaged executive leadership to their newest hires, partnered with The Moxie Exchange to digitize their learning and tools, and as a result have been able to make significant progress in a short period of time.

Learning Outcomes
How to leverage this moment to engage your executive team in committing to a meaningful DEI strategy
How to capitalize on employee’s ‘what can I do?’ enthusiasm to drive real change behavior change
Hear how to take a multimodal approach to delivering DEI tools, knowledge and resources

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/seizing-the-moment-to-create-a-new-more-inclusive-normal/

Advent Blessing from Rev. Meta Herrick Carlson

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

During Advent, you are invited to watch a short message from the Rev. Meta Herrick Carlson, a pastor and poet living in Minneapolis, MN. Meta is passionate about cultivating leadership, challenging systems, and preaching that moves us toward mercy and justice. She is also a co-founder of the Alter Guild podcast network. Today she offers a Blessing for Blue Christmas.

Blessing for Blue Christmas

In Case You Missed It: Internships in the Age of COVID

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Last Wednesday was the premiere of the December EDTalk, presented by Lee George and Sandy Tilton from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and Melissa Hensley from the Department of Social Work

What has happened to internships since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can students connect with meaningful experiences? How can faculty support students in online or remote internships? This ED Talk will discuss processes and resources for students who are seeking internships. Changes and updates, as well as resources for faculty, will be discussed. In addition, the internship process used by the social work department will be discussed as an example of facilitating both online and in-person internship experiences.

If you missed the talk, you can find a recording in the link below (you must be logged into Augsburg to view). You can find past EDTalks at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/past-events/edtalks/.

Resources from the EDTalk with Melissa, Lee, and Sandy

MNsure Enrollment Deadline Tuesday, December 22

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Deadline for health insurance application is near. Do you still need insurance? You can sign up for 2021 private health and dental insurance through MNsure now through Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

Click the link below for info on how to sign up. If you have questions about whether you might qualify for these plans, or for Medical Assistance (free insurance for those meeting income guidelines), contact Health Access MN at 651-645-0215 for free, expert enrollment assistance.

MN Sure Open Enrollment

https://www.mnsure.org/

Holiday Payroll Deadline: Timesheets due Wednesday, December 23

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Please mark your calendar with the upcoming timesheet approval deadline. This is earlier than usual to allow sufficient time for payroll processing over the holiday break when the university will be closed:

Timesheet deadline is Wednesday, 12/23/20 for the 12/31/20 pay date

Thank you! -Your Payroll & HR Team

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery: Call for Artists

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: Augsburg University’s Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. event is Monday, January 18th, 2021

This year, we are having the first Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery. The gallery will focus on the intergenerational/ multicultural expression of activism through art.

Who is Eligible to submit Art? *ALL PEOPLE*
People of all ages and intersectionalities including BIPOC and LGBTQ+

What kind of Art are we looking for?
Submit art that reflects Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of creating equity and dismantling white supremacy.

You can submit 1-3 pieces of Art. The artwork can be any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, screen printing, jewelry, textile, mixed media, digital and film. All submissions are due on January 10th, 2021.

Email images of your work to the Pan-Afrikan Director Azania Tripp Tripp@augsburg.edu. In the email, include your name, the title of the art piece, and an artist statement.

Neighbors Together in a Divided Nation: An Inter-religious Conversation

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar

Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.

Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis

Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A..

Our presenters:

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.

Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Register in advance for this webinar

A Prayer for Hope and Possibility

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

2020 has been an extended Advent season, waiting and wading through a broken world, we struggled to find hope and joy. We did though, we held to the promise of better, of possibility. We knew at some point, there would be a game-changer. Whether that was a vaccine, or the uprising of a city demanding racial justice, an election, or the birth of a child to a poor, unwed mother in West Asia, we looked ahead with hope. As we look to 2021, Jenn Luong, Pastoral Intern, offers a prayer for Hope and Possibility:

A Prayer for Hope and Possibility

Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: January 21, 2021 11:00 am CST
Presenters: Maureen Berkner Boyt, M.Ed, The Moxie Exchange  |  Stephanie Douglass, MA, Vungle  |  Becca Gelenberg, MBA, Upstart

How do we create a more inclusive normal? The convergence of the global pandemic and racial justice movement has shifted the way we work in ways we are just beginning to understand. In the midst of the unknown, what we do know is there is an unprecedented opportunity to focus on people; who is on our teams and how we can evolve company systems and cultures to be more innovative, productive, inclusive and equitable.
Two innovative leaders, Stephanie Douglass, VP of People, Vungle and Becca Gelenberg, Head of People Operations, Upstart have doubled down on their respective companies commitments to DE&I during this environment of change. In this webinar we’ll share how they engaged executive leadership to their newest hires, partnered with The Moxie Exchange to digitize their learning and tools, and as a result have been able to make significant progress in a short period of time.

Learning Outcomes
How to leverage this moment to engage your executive team in committing to a meaningful DEI strategy
How to capitalize on employee’s ‘what can I do?’ enthusiasm to drive real change behavior change
Hear how to take a multimodal approach to delivering DEI tools, knowledge and resources

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/seizing-the-moment-to-create-a-new-more-inclusive-normal/

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to Cover Language Learning Abroad

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

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 Awards fund intensive language study abroad for U.S. undergrad and grad students. After graduation, Boren winners complete one-year minimum of paid work in the federal government, in areas like national defense, diplomacy, and intelligence. STEM majors can apply for summer scholarships too! 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 $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 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!
• Let us know your interest by contacting Dixie Shafer (shafer@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 20: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu or dvorak@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off Campus

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January 2021.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off Campus Summer Research Lists and Databases

Apply for Paid On Campus Summer Research

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Research/Creative Activity can be done in all disciplines. There are 400, 200, and 100 hour options.

Compensation over 11 Weeks:
400 hours – $5700
200 hours – $2850
100 hours – $1425

First step: Read the URGO Summer Research Info Packet (found at the link below)
Second step: Talk to faculty in your discipline(s) and ask if they have ongoing research and are willing to mentor you

Phase 1 Application is due February 4th

On Campus Summer Research Website

Need Mental Health Resources Over the Break?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

If you are in need of mental health resources during the semester break, here are some options for you:

1. Call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and press 1 to be connected with Protocall which provides trained mental health professionals to assist you by phone 24/7.
2. If you are in Hennepin County and having a crisis, you can call the Hennepin County Cope Team at 612-596-1223. In greater MN, text **274747 to reach a local county crisis team.
3. Free zoom or phone counseling is also available at Walk-In Counseling Center. Check out their website at https://walkin.org for more information and hours.
4. There is also a new tool on the CWC website called TAO – Therapy Assistance Online which offers a variety of self-help modules you may want to check out over the break. www.augsburg.edu/cwc

The CWC office will resume meeting with students via zoom when classes start on January 11, 2021. Many additional resources can be found on the CWC website at www.augsburg.edu/cwc

Have a safe and healthy break. See you in 2021!

https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc

https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc

Forum Podcast Ep. 52: Harnessing the Power of Resistance Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Christopher Sansone (Verticle Leadership), Maria Velasco, MA (Beyond Inclusion Group) answer questions from listeners that attended our webinar Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p52

Call for Batalden Applied Ethics Grant Student Proposals – Due January 22, 2021

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.

Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.

Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.

Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)

Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).

Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu), Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.

https://forms.gle/Pzm9pbV7cf9Q33EF6

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines (Starting to Pass)

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As we are now in the 2020 holiday season the main shipping carriers have published their guidelines to have packages arrive by Christmas. If you are planning to send packages make sure to get them sent off before the following dates.

All dates listed are recommended send-by dates for contiguous US destinations. These dates are not guaranteed so earlier is always better (and cheaper).

UPS
Dec 15 – Ground – Too Late!
Dec 21 – 3 Day Select
Dec 22 – 2nd Day Air
Dec 23 – Next Day Air

FedEx
Dec 15 – Ground/Home – Too Late!
Dec 21 – Express Saver
Dec 22 – 2Day
Dec 23 – Overnight

USPS
Dec 15 – Retail Ground – Too Late!
Dec 18 – First-Class – Last Chance!
Dec 19 – Priority
Dec 23 – Priority Express

Thank You
Central Services Staff

Have you Moved Recently? Update your Address Here

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Please be sure Human Resources has your current address and other information on file. For changes, please fill out the Address/Phone Number Update form below. 2020 W-2 Tax forms will be mailed at the end of January 2021, but the Post Office is unable to forward these forms. Please let us know if you’ve moved or will be moving soon. Thank you!

Augsburg Employee Address/Phone Number Update Form

Forum Podcast Ep. 52: Harnessing the Power of Resistance Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Christopher Sansone (Verticle Leadership), Maria Velasco, MA (Beyond Inclusion Group) answer questions from listeners that attended our webinar Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p52

In Case You Missed It: Internships in the Age of COVID

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Yesterday was the premiere of the December EDTalk, presented by Lee George and Sandy Tilton from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and Melissa Hensley from the Department of Social Work

What has happened to internships since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can students connect with meaningful experiences? How can faculty support students in online or remote internships? This ED Talk will discuss processes and resources for students who are seeking internships. Changes and updates, as well as resources for faculty, will be discussed. In addition, the internship process used by the social work department will be discussed as an example of facilitating both online and in-person internship experiences.

If you missed the talk, you can find a recording in the link below (you must be logged into Augsburg to view). You can find past EDTalks at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/past-events/edtalks/.

Resources from the EDTalk with Melissa, Lee, and Sandy

Neighbors Together in a Divided Nation: An Inter-religious Conversation

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar

Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.

Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis

Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A..

Our presenters:

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.

Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Register in advance for this webinar

Call for Batalden Applied Ethics Grant Student Proposals – Due January 22, 2021

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.

Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.

Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.

Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)

Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).

Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu), Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.

https://forms.gle/Pzm9pbV7cf9Q33EF6

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery: Call for Artists

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: Augsburg University’s Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. event is Monday, January 18th, 2021

This year, we are having the first Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery. The gallery will focus on the intergenerational/ multicultural expression of activism through art.

Who is Eligible to submit Art? *ALL PEOPLE*
People of all ages and intersectionalities including BIPOC and LGBTQ+

What kind of Art are we looking for?
Submit art that reflects Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of creating equity and dismantling white supremacy.

You can submit 1-3 pieces of Art. The artwork can be any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, screen printing, jewelry, textile, mixed media, digital and film. All submissions are due on January 10th, 2021.

Email images of your work to the Pan-Afrikan Director Azania Tripp Tripp@augsburg.edu. In the email, include your name, the title of the art piece, and an artist statement.

Textbook Rental Charge Deadline Extended to December 28

submitted by gunters@augsburg.edu

We realize that some students may need to hold on to their rental textbooks longer than usual this semester because of extended due dates for final projects or tests, so the bookstore changed the textbook rental charge deadline.

If you physically bring back the book on or before December 28 or it is postmarked on or before that date, you will not be charged the late fee. The fee is 75% of the cost of the textbook plus a 7.5% processing fee.

Note: Please do NOT return your textbook rental to Lindell Library or deposit them in the library drop box. Textbooks delivered to the library may not be forwarded to the bookstore in time to avoid the late fee charges.

View the 3 easy ways to return your rentals

1. In-store: The bookstore is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week, as well as 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 21-23, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 28-30. Masks required, limited to 10 people in-store at a time

2. UPS Label. Go to our website https://augsburg.bncollege.com/shop/augsburg/page/rental-book-return and request a UPS label under rental returns. (A $5 fee is charged for this service.)

3. Mail via USPS. Please include your name and phone number used at the time of rental to ensure proper credit. Send to:

Augsburg University Bookstore
Attn; Rental Return
610 22nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55454

https://augsburg.bncollege.com/shop/augsburg/page/rental-book-return

https://augsburg.bncollege.com/shop/augsburg/page/rental-book-return

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines (Starting to Pass)

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As we are now in the 2020 holiday season the main shipping carriers have published their guidelines to have packages arrive by Christmas. If you are planning to send packages make sure to get them sent off before the following dates.

All dates listed are recommended send-by dates for contiguous US destinations. These dates are not guaranteed so earlier is always better (and cheaper).

UPS
Dec 15 – Ground – Too Late! (depending on destination)
Dec 21 – 3 Day Select
Dec 22 – 2nd Day Air
Dec 23 – Next Day Air

FedEx
Dec 15 – Ground/Home – Too Late! (depending on destination)
Dec 21 – Express Saver
Dec 22 – 2Day
Dec 23 – Overnight

USPS
Dec 15 – Retail Ground – Too Late!
Dec 18 – First-Class
Dec 19 – Priority
Dec 23 – Priority Express

Thank You
Central Services Staff

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover Language Learning Abroad

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

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 Awards fund intensive language study abroad for U.S. undergrad and grad students. After graduation, Boren winners complete one-year minimum of paid work in the federal government, in areas like national defense, diplomacy, and intelligence. STEM majors can apply for summer scholarships too! 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 $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 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!
• Let us know your interest by contacting Dixie Shafer (shafer@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 20: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu or dvorak@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off Campus

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January 2021.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off Campus Summer Research Lists and Databases

Apply for Paid On Campus Summer Research

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Research/Creative Activity can be done in all disciplines. There are 400, 200, and 100 hour options.

Compensation over 11 Weeks:
400 hours – $5700
200 hours – $2850
100 hours – $1425

First step: Read the URGO Summer Research Info Packet (found at the link below)
Second step: Talk to faculty in your discipline(s) and ask if they have ongoing research and are willing to mentor you

Phase 1 Application is due February 4th

n Campus Summer Research Website

Got Problems? Count on TutorMe for Free

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can find TutorMe on Moodle by clicking any of your classes! At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

No-Cost Home Saliva Tests for COVID-19 Available at Augsburg

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Saliva tests for COVID-19 are available to students, faculty, and staff. These are leftover tests from the November 11 and 18 testing events we held on campus. They must be used by December 30. What you need to do:

Kits are available at Lindell Library’s circulation desk for you to pick up.
See library hours for the rest of the semester.

You are now welcome to take test kits for yourself and members of your household. Each household member taking the test must have their own email address.

You will be asked to fill out a simple form to provide your name and email address

Follow the instructions on the saliva test kit and mail it by the end of December.

Still looking for a Humanities LAF? Take COM 254 Interpersonal Communication

submitted by mcnallie@augsburg.edu

A section of COM 254 Interpersonal Communication was added to the Spring 2021 course offerings. This class will take place over Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11:10 am-12:20 pm and will include some asynchronous/independent learning components. Interpersonal Communication focuses on the dynamics of human interaction through verbal and nonverbal messages, with an emphasis on factors that build relationships and help to overcome communication barriers. Effectively communicating with others is essential to achieving success in our personal and professional lives. However, communicating with others can be challenging and leave us feeling frustrated, confused, or disappointed. This course is designed to help you increase your knowledge and develop the skills needed to effectively communicate in interpersonal contexts. Email mcnallie@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry. Once again we turn to patterns of prayer to anchor our days. In this Advent season, we sing Vespers, or Evening Prayer. Zach Busch and Jearlyn Steele invite us into our liturgy with depth, meaning and beauty. Come, Lord Jesus, we pray. Let it be so.

Podcast link

Forum Podcast Ep. 52: Harnessing the Power of Resistance Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Christopher Sansone (Verticle Leadership), Maria Velasco, MA (Beyond Inclusion Group) answer questions from listeners that attended our webinar Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p52

Have you Moved Recently? Update your Address Here

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Please be sure Human Resources has your current address and other information on file. For changes, please fill out the Address/Phone Number Update form below. 2020 W-2 Tax forms will be mailed at the end of January 2021, but the Post Office is unable to forward these forms. Please let us know if you’ve moved or will be moving soon. Thank you!

Augsburg Employee Address/Phone Number Update Form

Need Mental Health Services During Break?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

If you are in need of mental health resources during the semester break, here are some options for you:

1. Call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and press 1 to be connected with Protocall which provides trained mental health professionals to assist you by phone 24/7.
2. If you are in Hennepin County and having a crisis, you can call the Hennepin County Cope Team at 612-596-1223. In greater MN, text **274747 to reach a local county crisis team.
3. Free zoom or phone counseling is also available at Walk-In Counseling Center. Check out their website at https://walkin.org for more information and hours.
4. There is also a new tool on the CWC website called TAO – Therapy Assistance Online which offers a variety of self-help modules you may want to check out over the break. www.augsburg.edu/cwc

The CWC office will resume meeting with students via zoom when classes start on January 11, 2021. Many additional resources can be found on the CWC website at www.augsburg.edu/cwc

Have a safe and healthy break. See you in 2021!

https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc

EDTalk Premiere at 3:10 p.m. : Internships in the Age of COVID

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

TODAY at 3:10 pm, the EDTalk premiere of Internships in the Age of COVID

Presented by: Lee George and Sandy Tilton from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and Melissa Hensley from the Department of Social Work

What has happened to internships since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can students connect with meaningful experiences? How can faculty support students in online or remote internships? This ED Talk will discuss processes and resources for students who are seeking internships. Changes and updates, as well as resources for faculty, will be discussed. In addition, the internship process used by the social work department will be discussed as an example of facilitating both online and in-person internship experiences.

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10 pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

EDTalks Zoom Information (can only be viewed with Augsburg login)

Tomorrow: Forum Webinar – Eight Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: December 17, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Lisa Joyslin, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration
Cost: Free

Many organizations struggle to engage volunteers who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the communities they serve. In response to this issue, the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) recently embarked on a research study which resulted in the development of a set of eight strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer program within nonprofit and government organizations. These strategies serve as a starting point for leaders who are seeking concrete next steps to better engage volunteers from racially diverse and immigrant communities.
In this interactive session, you’ll learn about the eight strategies, share your own experiences, and create an action plan for launching a more inclusive volunteer program within your own organization.

Learning Outcomes
Identify the barriers that racially and ethnically diverse communities face when trying to volunteer
Learn about concrete strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer program
Create an action plan to determine next steps for inclusive volunteer engagement at your organization

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/eight-strategies-for-creating-a-more-inclusive-volunteer-program/

Call for Batalden Applied Ethics Grant Student Proposals

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.

Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.

Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.

Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)

Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).

Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu), Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.

https://forms.gle/Pzm9pbV7cf9Q33EF6

Today: Prof Doug (D. E.) Green at Phoenix Reading Series on Zoom

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

This evening at 6pm CT (7pm ET), Wed, 16 Dec, Prof. Doug (D. E.) Green is reading with poets Heather Dubrow and Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma in the Phoenix Reading Series on Zoom, hosted by poet Michael Graves. The event includes an open mic. You can sign up to read or attend by emailing mikegraves50@hotmail.com.

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad in Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes:

Apply by January 22, 2021

—CUBA—
Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

—GERMANY—
Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

—ITALY—
Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF)
HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course
ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction

–MEXICO– (Apply by March 1)

Augsburg CGEE: Language and Culture

Augsburg CGEE: Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership

—SOUTH AFRICA—

Music Therapy in South Africa – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get detailed information about these short term programs

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines (Starting to Pass)

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As we are now in the 2020 holiday season the main shipping carriers have published their guidelines to have packages arrive by Christmas. If you are planning to send packages make sure to get them sent off before the following dates.

All dates listed are recommended send-by dates for contiguous US destinations. These dates are not guaranteed so earlier is always better (and cheaper).

UPS
Dec 15 – Ground – Too Late! (depending on destination)
Dec 21 – 3 Day Select
Dec 22 – 2nd Day Air
Dec 23 – Next Day Air

FedEx
Dec 15 – Ground/Home – Too Late! (depending on destination)
Dec 21 – Express Saver
Dec 22 – 2Day
Dec 23 – Overnight

USPS
Dec 15 – Retail Ground – Too Late!
Dec 18 – First-Class
Dec 19 – Priority
Dec 23 – Priority Express

Thank You
Central Services Staff

Apply to be an Editor for the School Newspaper (Paid Positions)

submitted by shamblet@augsburg.edu

The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our positions of Managing Editor and Features Editor.

Managing Editor is one of our highest paid positions and is responsible for budget tracking, payment of staff and assisting in leadership responsibilities for the paper. Features Editor is responsible for curating and editing articles that provide in-depth news stories on areas of interest to the Augsburg community. Both positions are great opportunities for students who are looking to develop their writing, editing and leadership skills or are passionate about community and the power of narrative.

*Pro tip: you do not need to be an expert in writing or editing to do well as an Echo editor. The Echo provides ample training and a welcoming team of support. If you’re interested, go for it!*

Please reach us at echo@augsburg.edu to learn more about what these positions entail. To apply, send over a cover letter and resume!

The Echo’s Website

Top 3 Things Students Need to Know This Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

No-cost home saliva test kits for COVID-19 are available at Augsburg. They must be used and shipped by December 30. https://amail.augsburg.edu/2020/12/14/no-cost-home-saliva-tests-for-covid-19-available-at-augsburg/

Textbook rentals are due December 17. Read instructions on how to ship textbooks. https://amail.augsburg.edu/2020/12/08/textbook-rental-return/

Find winter break hours for varying departments and services on campus. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11rQ56JqwRhcJUs87pjC4jtlW4RUZnyjCvtPexJlvvOs/edit

No-Cost Home Saliva Tests for COVID-19 Available at Augsburg

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Saliva tests for COVID-19 are available to students, faculty, and staff. These are leftover tests from the November 11 and 18 testing events we held on campus. They must be used by December 30. What you need to do:
Pick up a free saliva test kit from Elaine Eschenbacher in the Mortensen lobby on
Tuesday, December 15, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Kits are now available at Lindell Library’s circulation desk for you to pick up.
See library hours for the rest of the semester.

You are now welcome to take test kits for yourself and members of your household. Each household member taking the test must have their own email address.

You will be asked to fill out a simple form to provide your name and email address

Follow the instructions on the saliva test kit and mail it by the end of December.

Stipend: Annex HealthCare Impact Advisory Committee

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Position Summary
Are you passionate about making change in your community and making a lasting impact on systems of that have caused harm to marginalized communities? The Annex teen clinic is currently seeking dedicated BIPOC young adults ages 18-24 who will serve on an advisory committee. You will have the chance to share your lived experience accessing sexual/reproductive health care in the form of facilitated listening sessions. You will also increase your knowledge in healing practices, trauma informed care and the ways racism impacts the health care systems.
You will have an opportunity to integrate your lived experience to create a guide for healthcare workers to ensure their practices are trauma informed and based in antiracism practices.

About Annex Teen Clinic Project:
Young people will integrate their lived experiences accessing sexual/reproductive healthcare with healing work and training and discussion on systemic racism and historical trauma to:
1.Create provider guides to ensure services are trauma-informed
2.Advise Annex staff on an in-depth curriculum designed for professionals working at CHIP organizations

Expectations and stipend:
The group will meet once a week for an hour via zoom for the 1st six months starting in January. There will be small group work that will be completed outside of meeting times. The last six months the group will meet twice a week for an hour via zoom. Joining this committee is a one year commitment.
Participants will attend at least 85% of meetings that will be via Zoom once a week with possible more frequent meeting after the first 6 months. There will be outside work that must be complete on time. Each participant will receive a stipend of at least $500 if all expectations are met.
Contact Khadijah Cooper with any questions: Khadijah@annexteenclinic.org

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNAHXeJSbTgyQGcoSkqUK9pM7o9rpJ43dpXK3_h2_g3IiGwA/viewform?gxids=7628

Neighbors Together in a Divided Nation: An Inter-religious Conversation

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar

Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.

Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis

Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A..

Our presenters:

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.

Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Register in advance for this webinar

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery: Call for Artists

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: Augsburg University’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. event is Monday, January 18th, 2021

This year, we are having the first Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery. The gallery will focus on the intergenerational/ multicultural expression of activism through art.

Who is Eligible to submit Art? *ALL PEOPLE*
People of all ages and intersectionalities including BIPOC and LGBTQ+

What kind of Art are we looking for?
Submit art that reflects Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of creating equity and dismantling white supremacy

You can submit 1-3 pieces of visual Art. The artwork can be any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, screen printing, jewelry, textile, mixed media, digital and film.

Email images of your work to the Pan-Afrikan Director Azania Tripp Tripp@augsburg.edu. In the email, include your name, the title of the art piece, and an artist statement.

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to cover Language Learning Abroad

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

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 Awards fund intensive language study abroad for U.S. undergrad and grad students. After graduation, Boren winners complete one-year minimum of paid work in the federal government, in areas like national defense, diplomacy, and intelligence. STEM majors can apply for summer scholarships too! 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 $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 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!
• Let us know your interest by contacting Dixie Shafer (shafer@augsburg.edu) or Andrea Dvorak (dvorak@augsburg.edu).
• DUE January 20: send a draft of your application to urgo@augsburg.edu or dvorak@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts from this point to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off Campus

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January 2021.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off Campus Summer Research Lists and Databases

Apply for Paid On Campus Summer Research

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Research/Creative Activity can be done in all disciplines. There are 400, 200, and 100 hour options.

Compensation over 11 Weeks:
400 hours – $5700
200 hours – $2850
100 hours – $1425

First step: Read the URGO Summer Research Info Packet (found at the link below)
Second step: Talk to faculty in your discipline(s) and ask if they have ongoing research and are willing to mentor you

Phase 1 Application is due February 4th

On Campus Summer Research Website

Alternative Spring Break Experience 2021

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry invites students to participate in an Alternative Spring Break experience March 15-19, 2021, offering the students an opportunity to look deeper at justice issues in the Twin Cities and surrounding area and engage in meaningful, relationship-centered volunteer work.
The justice issues will be examined through several experiences in the Twin Cities and reflection and sharing in order for participants to process their experience communally and individually. These experiences include:
MN Council of Churches Sacred Sites Tour, exploring MN history through a Native lens by visiting sacred sites and through storytelling.
A presentation and activities by the University of MN Mapping Prejudice project, exploring housing inequity due to racial disparities.
A presentation and activities by the Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS-MN) Advocacy team, providing practical and current information on ways to be advocates.
Activities are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols.
For volunteer opportunities, students will partner with LSS-MN at Supported Living Homes (SLH), known as ‘group homes.’ SLH provides a family home setting to no more than 4 community members living with differing abilities.
Students will serve in small groups at several homes. Activities may include yard work, building maintenance, meal prep, and social activities alongside those who live in the home. Volunteer work will focus on the relational aspect of volunteering, rather than the actual jobs accomplished. Volunteer activities are designed to help volunteers and residents see one another as individuals rather than ‘other.’
This ASB has been approved to count as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like that option.
Cost: $25, including the required book & lunch each of the 5 days. Please fill out the registration form & turn in your fee to Janice Dames in the Campus Ministry office.
Contact Pastoral Intern, Jenn Luong. luongj@augsburg.edu

Registration form

Teaching Tip Tuesday: Instruction Online Faculty Playbook

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Teaching online can be challenging, and it can be particularly difficult to be creative in our approach. This faculty playbook provides lots of great tips for creative classroom activities, with a focus on equity and inclusion.

Teaching Tips are post by CTL on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. You can find more resources at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Instruction Online Faculty Playbook – OLC (onlinelearningconsortium.org)

Have you Moved Recently? Update your Address Here

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Please be sure Human Resources has your current address and other information on file. For changes, please fill out the Address/Phone Number Update form below. 2020 W-2 Tax forms will be mailed at the end of January 2021, but the Post Office is unable to forward these forms. Please let us know if you’ve moved or will be moving soon. Thank you!

Augsburg Employee Address/Phone Number Update Form

Got Problems? Count on TutorMe for Free

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can find TutorMe on Moodle by clicking any of your classes! At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Call for Batalden Applied Ethics Grant Student Proposals – Due January 22, 2021

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.

Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.

Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.

Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)

Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).

Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu), Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.

https://forms.gle/Pzm9pbV7cf9Q33EF6

MNsure Open Enrollment Ends in One Week – December 22

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Do you need insurance? You can sign up for 2021 private health and dental insurance through MNsure now through December 22, 2020.

Click the link below for info on how to sign up. If you have questions about whether you might qualify for these plans, or for Medical Assistance (free insurance for those meeting income guidelines), contact Health Access MN at 651-645-0215 for free, expert enrollment assistance.

MN Sure Open Enrollment

https://www.mnsure.org/

https://www.mnsure.org/

English Prof Doug Green at Phoenix Reading Series on Zoom Tomorrow

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

At 6pm CT (7pm ET), Wed, 16 Dec, Prof. Doug (D. E.) Green is reading with poets Heather Dubrow and Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma in the Phoenix Reading Series on Zoom, hosted by poet Michael Graves. The event includes an open mic. You can sign up to read or attend by emailing mikegraves50@hotmail.com.

Tomorrow’s EDTalk Premiere: Internships in the Age of COVID

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Premiering TOMORROW, December 16 at 3:10 pm.

Presented by: Lee George and Sandy Tilton from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and Melissa Hensley from the Department of Social Work

What has happened to internships since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can students connect with meaningful experiences? How can faculty support students in online or remote internships? This ED Talk will discuss processes and resources for students who are seeking internships. Changes and updates, as well as resources for faculty, will be discussed. In addition, the internship process used by the social work department will be discussed as an example of facilitating both online and in-person internship experiences.

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10 pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

EDTalks Zoom Information (can only be viewed with Augsburg login)

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines *Starting to Pass*

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As we are entering the 2020 holiday season the main shipping carriers have published their guidelines to have packages arrive by Christmas. If you are planning to send packages make sure to get them sent off before the following dates.

All dates listed are recommended send-by dates for contiguous US destinations. These dates are not guaranteed so earlier is always better (and cheaper).

UPS
Dec 15 – Ground – TODAY
Dec 21 – 3 Day Select
Dec 22 – 2nd Day Air
Dec 23 – Next Day Air

FedEx
Dec 15 – Ground/Home – TODAY
Dec 21 – Express Saver
Dec 22 – 2Day
Dec 23 – Overnight

USPS
Dec 15 – Retail Ground – TODAY
Dec 18 – First-Class
Dec 19 – Priority
Dec 23 – Priority Express

Thank You
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English Prof Doug Green at Phoenix Reading Series on Zoom

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

At 6pm CT (7pm ET), Wed, 16 Dec, Prof. Doug (D. E.) Green is reading with poets Heather Dubrow and Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma in the Phoenix Reading Series on Zoom, hosted by poet Michael Graves. The event includes an open mic. You can sign up to read or attend by emailing mikegraves50@hotmail.com.

Call For Artists

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: Augsburg University’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. event is Monday, January 18th, 2021

This year, we are having the first Martin Luther King Jr. Art Gallery. The gallery will focus on the intergenerational/ multicultural expression of activism through art.

Who is Eligible to submit Art? *ALL PEOPLE*
People of all ages and intersectionalities including BIPOC and LGBTQ+

What kind of Art are we looking for?
Submit art that reflects Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of creating equity and dismantling white supremacy

You can submit 1-3 pieces of visual Art. The artwork can be any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, screen printing, jewelry, textile, mixed media, digital and film.

Email images of your work to the Pan-Afrikan Director Azania Tripp Tripp@augsburg.edu. In the email, include your name, the title of the art piece, and an artist statement.

Have you Moved Recently? Update your Address Here

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Please be sure Human Resources has your current address and other information on file. For changes, please fill out the Address/Phone Number Update form below. 2020 W-2 Tax forms will be mailed at the end of January 2021, but the Post Office is unable to forward these forms. Please let us know if you’ve moved or will be moving soon. Thank you!

Augsburg Employee Address/Phone Number Update Form

Students — Call for Batalden Applied Ethics Grant Proposals – due January 22, 2021

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.

Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.

Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.

Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)

Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).

Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu), Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.

https://forms.gle/Pzm9pbV7cf9Q33EF6

No-Cost Home Saliva Tests for COVID-19 Available at Augsburg

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Saliva tests for COVID-19 are available to students, faculty, and staff. These are leftover tests from the November 11 and 18 testing events we held on campus. They must be used by December 30. What you need to do:
Pick up a free saliva test kit from Elaine Eschenbacher in the Mortensen lobby on
Tuesday, December 15, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Kits are now available at Lindell Library’s circulation desk for you to pick up.
See library hours for the rest of the semester.

You are now welcome to take test kits for yourself and members of your household. Each household member taking the test must have their own email address.

You will be asked to fill out a simple form to provide your name and email address

Follow the instructions on the saliva test kit and mail it by the end of December.

Apply to be an Editor for the School Newspaper (paid positions)

submitted by shamblet@augsburg.edu

The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our positions of Managing Editor and Features Editor.

Managing Editor is one of our highest paid positions and is responsible for budget tracking, payment of staff and assisting in leadership responsibilities for the paper. Features Editor is responsible for curating and editing articles that provide in-depth news stories on areas of interest to the Augsburg community. Both positions are great opportunities for students who are looking to develop their writing, editing and leadership skills or are passionate about community and the power of narrative.

*Pro tip: you do not need to be an expert in writing or editing to do well as an Echo editor. The Echo provides ample training and a welcoming team of support. If you’re interested, go for it!*

Please reach us at echo@augsburg.edu to learn more about what these positions entail. To apply, send over a cover letter and resume!

The Echo’s Website