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Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off Campus

submitted by kundell@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

Nominate Faculty for Distinguished Contribution Awards

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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

Nominations are due Monday, March 1.

Distinguished Contribution in Teaching – Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for full-time faculty and one for adjunct faculty (2 courses per term or less).

Distinguished Contribution in Service

Distinguished Contribution in Scholarship

*Letters of support will help bolster your nomination. Make sure to email them to ctl@augsburg.edu before March 1.

2021 Distinguished Contributions Award Nomination Form/Information

Scholarship Grant Applications Due February 15

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Proposals will be due on February 15th, or the following Monday if it lands on a weekend, each year.

In 2021, $22,000 will be awarded to support the scholarly endeavors of full-time faculty. While not limited to the following examples, grants can be used to support faculty scholarship in a variety of ways.

Project Expenses
Equipment purchases
Data collection (travel, data set purchases, etc.)
Collaborator stipends
Studio or instrument charges / time
Summer Stipend (in support of time spent preparing scholarship for an external audience)
Course Reassignment (with approval of Department Chair and Provost)

Grants will likely be in the form of one to two course reassignments, two to three $4,000 grants, and up to six @2,000 grants, but final award levels will be based on the merit and need of individual projects as well as the pool of applications. Partial awards may be given.

Look to the page below for the call for proposals, frequently asked questions, and the application form.

2021 Grant Information and Applications

February 15: Deadline for Instructional Course Design Grant Proposals

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Proposals will be due on February 15th or the following Monday if it lands on a weekend, each year.

The Instructional Course Design initiative in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites proposals for design-based course creation or revision projects to be undertaken during summer 2021 and completed by the end of spring term 2022. Applications are due by NOON on February 15. Full-time faculty who are creating new learning experiences or revising existing ones are encouraged to submit proposals.

The 2021 ICD grants will prioritize course development which advances one or more of the following:
The University’s mission of intentional commitment to diversity and creating inclusive classroom experiences for students.
Active and experiential learning opportunities.
Interdisciplinary and problem-based modes of inquiry.

Faculty working on courses with high enrollments of first-year students as well as those created in anticipation of General Education revisions are particularly encouraged to apply.

In the link below, you will find the call for proposals, frequently asked questions, and the application form.

2021 Grant Information and Applications

Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant Proposals are Due February 15

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Proposals will be due on February 15th

Two travel grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded annually to full-time faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development /integration, or other scholarly collaboration with an Augsburg CGEE Global Site or with an existing international partner institution.*

Ideally, the travel grants will be awarded annually for projects in two different regions of the world.
Africa – CGEE Global Site in Namibia, a CGEE local university or NGO partner in Namibia and South Africa
Asia – Augsburg exchange partner universities in China (2), Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea (2), or a CGEE NGO partner in Myanmar
Europe – Augsburg exchange partner universities in Finland, Germany, Greece, Norway, Slovenia and the UK (England).
Latin America – CGEE Global Sites in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua, or through a CGEE local university or NGO partner.
Middle East – Augsburg exchange partner universities in Lebanon and Palestinian Territories

Find the call for proposals, samples, and the application form in the link below.

2021 Grant Information and Applications

Apply for the 2021-2022 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

CURRENT STUDENTS:
Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?
Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.
In these programs, you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2021-22 academic year.
Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2021-22 academic year.
APPLYING: Details about the process are available:
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/interfaith-scholars/
Sabo Scholars: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/2021/01/27/sabo-scholars-2021-2022/
The application deadline is March 1, 2021.
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at ccv@augsburg.edu, Interfaith at Augsburg at interfaith@augsburg.edu or Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu, or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at sabocenter@augsburg.edu.

Aug Sem Seeking Teaching Fellows

submitted by wendland@augsburg.edu

First Year Experience Teaching Fellows

The First Year Experience/AugSem program is seeking faculty to be a part of a pilot program for instructors teaching an AugSem during the fall 2021.

Goal: Create a cohort of instructors who will meet to discuss anti-racist pedagogy and student learning in relation to working with first year students.

Fellows will need to commit to attending all 1-hour FYE Teaching Fellows meetings in spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters. Meetings will take place in: March, April, May, September, October and November.

FYE Teaching Fellow positions are open only to those planning to teach an AugSem course in the fall of 2021.

To apply, simply submit a brief statement of why you would like to be a FYE Teaching Fellow to Lyz Wendland, Director of First Year Experience: wendland@augsburg.edu by February 19th, 2021.

General Announcements

Campus Kitchen Open Food Lab Hours 2021

submitted by herpp8@augsburg.edu

The food lab located in Hagfors 108 will be open through Campus Kitchen. Anyone is welcome to come experiment and cook. The limit of students available in the food lab is three people (this is excluding the two Campus Kitchen Student Workers). So if you are interested, please fill out the Google Form as soon as possible because these dates available are first come first serve. Additionally, do not hesitate to visit Campus Kitchen’s website or Campus Cupboard to learn more about what we do or who we are. For any questions or concerns, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

Google Form Sign Up Sheet

Submit Your Art, Writing, Film, or Music to Murphy Square Deadline – Extended to February 5

submitted by jensen11@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 we’ve extended the deadline to January 29th so get your art in soon! 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!

Spread the word! Talk to your friends about this opportunity! You can submit your art together or even join our editing team together.

SUBMIT HERE

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2021 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
1. Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
2. Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
– are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
– can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
– show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, February 15, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at stottrup@augsburg.edu.

Ring in the New Semester with TutorMe

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

Need Help with Your Resume or Cover Letter?

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Applying for a job or internship? Before submitting your job application, make sure you meet with one of the Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors! Our Peer Advisors are trained to provide quality resume and cover letter feedback and will ensure your documents are tailored to the position you are applying to. Thus, increasing your chances of getting an interview. Virtual resume and cover letter drop-in hours are available Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 11am-12pm & 2:00-3:30pm and Wednesdays 1:00-3:30pm via Zoom.

Meet with a Career Peer Advisor via Zoom

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards are Now Open

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone!

Nominations are now open!

These awards recognize student leaders, student organizations, and organization advisors for their innovation and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

We strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, 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.

Please contact Alex Abraha (abrahaa2@augsburg.edu) from Campus Life if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you!

please click here.

Apply to be the Features Editor for the School Newspaper (Paid Position)

submitted by shamblet@augsburg.edu

The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our position of Opinions Editor.

*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!*

The editor of our “Features” section is responsible for curating and editing articles that provide in-depth news stories on areas of interest to the Augsburg community. Some examples of Features content include stories that highlight specific individuals or resources on campus, interviews, column pieces from interesting people, or an interactive horoscope game. Features is also often a home for art pieces and poems. A bullet-point list of this position’s responsibilities are below:

– Curate, edit, and write articles that provide in depth news and human interest stories on areas of interest to the Augsburg community.
– Be knowledgable of various students, staff, faculty and resources at Augsburg.
– Plan photos in coordination with Photo Editor.
– Own an interest in journalism, narrative and empowering student voices.
-Be part of a welcoming and supporting team.

This position is paid $60 per newspaper issue (we release 10 issues every semester) and works 6 hours a week.

If you are interested in applying, please send over a cover letter and resume to echo@augsburg.edu! Let us know if you have any questions.

The Echo Website

Apply to be the Opinions Editor for the School Newspaper (Paid Position)

submitted by shamblet@augsburg.edu

The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our position of Opinions Editor.

*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!*

The editor of our “Opinions” section is responsible for curating, editing and writing articles centered on Augsburg student and community opinions and stories. Some examples of Opinions content topics include political comics, critiques of Augsburg administration and leadership, experiences of marginalized identities, political views and more. A bullet-point list of this position’s duties are below.

– Curate, edit and write articles centered on Augsburg student and community opinions.
– When editing, maintain writer’s intended meaning. Strive to collaborate with writers when possible.
– Commit to being open, fair and reasonable about Opinions submitted.
– Plan photos for section in coordination with Photo Editor.
– Be part of a welcoming and supporting team.

This position is paid $60 per newspaper issue (we release 10 issues every semester) and works 6 hours a week.

If you are interested in applying, please send over a cover letter and resume to echo@augsburg.edu! Let us know if you have any questions.

The Echo Website

Scholarship Opportunity-Spring 2021

submitted by saladha@augsburg.edu

Hi Augies, 
Augsburg’s Education Department is pleased to announce multiple funding opportunities for licensure-track students of Color and Indigenous students. We were fortunate to receive a generous grant from the Minnesota Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER). Only students who are juniors, seniors, or MAT status may apply. The grant will cover only courses that lead to licensure. Undergraduate and graduate students are required to apply each semester for a one or two credit tuition award. Student teaching grants are offered for students only one-time. 

Undergraduate students:  
The grant will cover 1 credit per semester at a cost of $1,228 for undergraduate students. 

Graduate students:
The grant will cover 2 credits per semester at a cost of $509 per credit for a total of $1018.Stipend for student teachers: The grant will cover a one-time living award up to $1,500.

Selection Process: Applications will be prioritized on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who are interested must complete the grant application to receive spring 2021 tuition assistance. Students will receive a decision on their application on March 1st, 2021.

Tuition reimbursement application: https://forms.gle/cvd3cNhz79DTQeQv8

Student teaching stipend application: https://forms.gle/esQ3wsuujHyUdTo87

Please share this information with your students who may qualify to receive this grant.

Please reach out to Hana Salad if you have any questions at saladha@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

The Future of Higher Education and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The 33rd Annual Forum

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® at Augsburg University in collaboration with Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is providing an opportunity for those in Higher Education to address issues specific to their work culture and structure with this special half-day virtual event:

REINVENTING THE HIGHER EDUCATION WORKFORCE AS A MECHANISM FOR DISRUPTING SYSTEMIC RACISM

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021  | 11:30 – 3:45 PM CST
Cost and Registration: $300

***Augsburg Faculty/Staff who wish to participate in the higher education industry track should email workplaceforum@augbusrg.edu to receive a special discount code. Registration includes participation in this special half day industry track session as well as the full five day Forum annual conference.

More information about this special session can be found here: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/reinventing-the-higher-education-workforce-as-a-mechanism-for-disrupting-systemic-racism/

Note: Augsburg faculty or staff interested in registering should contact The Forum via the instruction listed above. Do not use the registration button found on the link above.

This year’s conference is March 8-12, 2021 and is HRCI and SHRM Continuing Education Credit (CEU) eligible.

Daily Chapel: Fifth House Ensemble

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by Zoom for chapel today at 11:30 am we continue the five part series with the Fifth House Ensemble in which they lead us in Deep Listening – a mindfulness practice motivated by the idea that communal music-making is everyone’s birthright. Fifth House Ensemble will partner with Augsburg University to work with students from the school of music, the McPhail Music Center, and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship for a semester-long residency focused on community and co-creation. Fifth House will work directly with composition students to develop their works and. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09.

For more details about the 5th House residency schedule, please go to the music department website.

Fifth House Ensemble schedule

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