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Hi Augsburg University!
Happy Black History Month.
On January 18th, Augsburg University celebrated our first virtual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. Please check out the recording.
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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 February 5th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
*LAST DAY TO SUBMIT*
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The Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need with preference given to students engaged in coursework or majoring in Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies as the vision for this new department is realized.
Critical Race & Ethnic Studies
The department has been in construction since 1968 and was supported by President Pribbenow on June 2020, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by the Minneapolis police department.
The desire in the creation of the CRES Department will Include
1) a major and minor in CRES with concentrations in Africana Studies; Latine/x Studies; and Asian-American Studies
2) 5 tenure faculty total, with 3 immediate tenure-track faculty in the Fall 2021 and two more in the following years; and
3) actively center the interdisciplinary scholarship rooted in the practices, philosophies, and methods of ethnic studies.
This scholarship was created by a generous donor and in collaboration with a group of students and PASU (Pan-Afrikan Student Union) raising money to create more accessible scholarships.
**This application must be submitted by 5:00 pm Monday, February 22, 2021**
WHO CAN APPLY:
-Must have completed at least one full semester at Augsburg
-Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Augsburg Day program for the academic year 2021-2022
-Meet the University’s standard of conduct
-Complete this application
-Must demonstrate financial need, defined by Student Financial Services.
The 6 Scholarship Recipients will receive $2,500.00 each to their tuition.
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This year’s Interfaith Scholars Cohort is planning a social media campaign that we’re calling “Humans of Augsburg”. We’re looking to cover a diverse mix of students, faculty, and staff about what you believe, what you value, and what has shaped your worldview. The idea is to hear your story and share that across our campus community, and beyond. We will showcase all of our amazing students, faculty, and staff on our instagram follow us @humansofaugsburg.
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The Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics program is pleased to announce that there is funding available to Augsburg faculty who wish to mentor undergraduate research assistants to support student or faculty research in applied ethics. Funding for this RA program is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.
Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate Augsburg student with a strong interest in applied ethics research.
Stipend: Mirroring URGO, the selected undergraduate research assistants will receive a $500 stipend at the end of the Spring 2021 semester.
Award reporting: All students who are awarded a Batalden RA position will be required to attend a May 2021 virtual event to briefly report on the impact of their research assistantship. Faculty working with their RA are strongly encouraged to attend as well.
Applications: Faculty should submit their application using the link below. Students should submit their letter of interest and resume directly to the faculty member they would like to work with prior to faculty completing the Google Form application. Applications will be reviewed until program funds are no longer available.
Information: Please email Prof. Bibiana Koh, Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, if you have any questions about this program.
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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 email@example.com.
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Special Enrollment Period Starts Feb. 16
Beginning Tuesday, February 16, MNsure is opening a three-month special enrollment period to help any Minnesotan not currently enrolled through MNsure to secure health insurance coverage. It will run through May 17. Check out the link below for more info.
This announcement follows the nationwide special enrollment period established by President Biden for those states who use healthcare.gov, the federally run health insurance marketplace.
Note: If you experience a qualifying life event, qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, or are a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, you can enroll through MNsure at any time of the year.
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Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon TODAY Friday, February 5, to be processed on the February 12 pay date. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need help.
Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission. Please contact email@example.com for questions.
Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team
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All employees’ 2020 W-2 forms were mailed Thursday, January 28th.
Current faculty, staff, and student employees can also view and print an electronic version:
Please go to Inside Augsburg, https://inside.augsburg.edu/
-Faculty and Staff: Administrative Tasks> Agresso Web
-Student Employees: Records and Registration>Student Employment Pay Records