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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Get Tested for COVID-19 After Super Bowl Gatherings

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

Did you watch the Super Bowl with others? If so, get tested for COVID-19, health experts advise. There are many options:

Saliva tests for COVID-19 are available to students, faculty, and staff at Lindell Library’s circulation desk for you to pick up.

Links and information about testing at the People’s Center near Augsburg and at MDH locations around the metro and state as well as ordering at-home tests are available at the Health Resources page at Outbreak Planning:

https://inside.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/health-organizations/

Teaching and Learning

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

URGO Summer Research Phase 1 App due February 16

submitted by kundell@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

The URGO Phase 1 Summer Research Application deadline has been extended to February 16th, it must be completed on time to be considered for Phase Two Summer Research. The Phase 2 Application is now due March 1. This change is to give students more time to find a research mentor and to work with them to write a strong application.

URGO Summer Research Website

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 5

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place VIRTUALLY on April 13th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 5th (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).
For questions about registration or the event, please contact crombie@augsburg.edu

URGO Website: Zyzzogeton

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fridays | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

ZOOM Information (requires an Augsburg login to view)

Now Accepting Nominations for Faculty 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

Apply for Faculty Grants Now

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Forms are currently open for Scholarship, Instructional Course Design, and Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants. You can find the calls for proposals, samples, frequently asked questions, and the application forms in the link below. If you have any questions, contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, February 15 at Noon.

2021 Grant Information

RSVP Now for Assessment Day Workshops

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General Education Assessment: Where do we go from here? (11 am – 11:45 am)

The newly-minted set of General Education Learning Outcomes have now been mapped to every course in the general education curriculum, providing us with new information on where and how students achieve the core learning outcomes of Augsburg’s signature curriculum. During this session, we will review the learning outcomes, as well as our preliminary data on where students achieve these outcomes. As we pivot to next steps, we invite faculty/staff feedback about implementation plans, including what resources are needed to support an expanded assessment of student learning in our general education curriculum.

Institutional Student Surveys: Closing the Loop (12 pm – 1 pm)

After hearing from over a thousand students in our fall institutional surveys, faculty and staff workshopped ideas on how to better serve students in changing times. But how do we transform these ideas into action? In this session, we will review the ideas collected during the Fall student survey workshops and discuss straightforward ways to better meet student needs.

For those who want to take the work to the next level, staff and faculty will identify an area of interest and join in small group discussion and planning. Our objective is to conclude this session having created collaborative working groups built around key themes, with a call to action and supportive resources for those who want to pilot new approaches to improve student experience.

Use the link below to RSVP for the above workshops (the link can only be viewed with an Augsburg login).

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Assessment Day Workshops

Free $$4U: Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Info + Resources

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Apply by March 2: up to $8000 for study abroad!

Study abroad scholarship Info + Resources

Interested in study abroad, but think you can’t afford it?
The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is available to Pell grant eligible students who are US Citizens to win $5000-$8000 for an experience abroad! Deadline to apply is March 2 if you’d like to go abroad Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, and Spring 2022!

There are some great resources to help you WIN:

1. Check out our 25 min workshop recording – https://youtu.be/IUfYdSOP86U
It has great info on study abroad, tips to winning the scholarship and more. There is even an accompanying worksheet linked in the description you can use to get a jump start on your essays!

2. Staff in the study abroad/away office are happy to work with students 1-1 on choosing a program and preparing essay drafts.
Book a specific Gilman Scholarship Advising Appt at https://go.oncehub.com/AndreaDvorak

3. Gilman is hosting AMAs ( Ask Me Anything!) sessions with staff and alums of the program all through February to talk about the scholarship and answer student questions live…
Every Thurs at 2pm CST on Zoom and YouTube Live and
Every Fri at 2pm CST on Instagram live
Get links for all the live sessions here: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/news-events/events-2/

There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up?
Questions? Email: abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about the Gilman scholarship and APPLY

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

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.

General Announcements

Apply for Paid Student Roles at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to more than 900 middle and high school students in the Twin Cities area.

We are recruiting for two paid student roles this semester. We are seeking Augsburg University students to serve in these two roles:

* Nonprofit Communication Intern – we’re looking for strong writers who have an interest in refining their communication skills in a nonprofit setting.
* Spanish Resource and Curriculum Assistant – we are looking for fluent Spanish speakers with an interest in education and youth development.

Please apply for these roles within Augsburg’s Handshake system.

For more information about the Nonprofit Communication Intern role, please contact mnudl@augsburg.edu.

For more information about the Spanish Resource and Curriculum Assistant role, please contact randerso@augsburg.edu.

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

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards 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 the link below: (https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms)

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

Augsburg Leadership Awards

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Applications Now Open

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

Hello student leaders,

Campus Life is currently accepting applications for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors (i.e., those graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021) for their leadership contributions during their tenure at Augsburg University. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Please click on the link below to apply: (https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms)

Those who apply for the Society will also be considered for the following awards:

– Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which is given to one senior (by credit) and carries an award amount of $500.

– Marina Christensen Justice Award, which is awarded at Commencement.

Those accepted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society will be inducted and recognized at the 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place virtually on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or would like further information regarding these leadership recognition opportunities for Augsburg University Seniors, please reach out to Michael Grewe (grewe@augsburg.edu) from Campus Life.

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Scholarship

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Scholarship is available now! Up to 6 awardees will receive $2,500.00 each. the amount will be added to your outstanding tuition bill.

WHO CAN APPLY: (All of you 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.

**This application must be submitted by 5:00 pm Monday, February 22, 2021**

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-6Zu74UC5rfnMk2uHCF2-CCOs0-4kjOp-VXOlOXXQ9A/edit

BIPOC Mental Health Resources

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

In recognition and honor of Black History Month the Center for Wellness and Counseling encourages you to check out our web page with many resources regarding BIPOC Mental Health https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/self-help/people-of-color-mental-health/ as well as information on Healing from Racial Trauma. In addition, currently enrolled students can contact the CWC office to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our counselors via zoom. Call the office at 612-330-1707 or email detloff@augsburg.edu if you would like to schedule a counseling appointment.

http://www.augsburg.edu/cwc

Not Feeling the Love From Homework? Use 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

Register for a MN Private Colleges’ Fair Prep Session

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Are you seeking an internship or graduating this spring? If yes, we encourage you to register and attend the virtual MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, February 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm.

The fair is open to students in their sophomore, junior or senior year.
There is no cost to attend!

Job Fair Prep Session – We want YOU to be prepared, so join us and attend a prep session where you will learn how to make the best impression at a virtual fair powered by Handshake!

Log into Handshake and go to the events tab to register for one of the following prep sessions:

TODAY (Thursday, February 11) 11:30am-12:15pm
Monday, February 15 10:30-11:15am
Tuesday, February 16 1:00-1:45pm
Wednesday, February 17 5:00-5:45pm
Monday, February 22 10:30-11:15am

If you have any questions email careers@augsburg.edu

Register a Prep Session in Handshake Events

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.

Event Announcements

Fac/Staff: Participate in an Auggie Commencement Tradition

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff members are invited to participate in a Zoom recording where we will applaud the Class of 2021 in a manner that replicates the congratulatory tunnel formed during in-person Commencement exercises. The recording will be added to this year’s Commencement ceremony video, which will premiere on Monday, May 3. Please be prompt to this Zoom meeting as it will only take a few minutes.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
3:30-3:40 p.m. Central

Register in advance for this event: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoce-hpzIjG9V2TDUX2-Gfl6zDaxIvxy13

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Finding Your Inner Peace

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Tuesday March 9th, 2021
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Zoom

The Holistic Health Series will be a monthly session facilitated by CWC and the Pan-Afrikan Center. For 60 minutes, students will come together on zoom to practice a plethora of grounding activities. Covid-19 and the historical racial unrest have increased anxiety, isolation, depression, unstable housing and employment, and more. CWC and the Pan-Afrikan Center will provide culturally competent sessions that will allow people to practice mindfulness through music, poetry, movement, relationship building, and more. After each session, the facilitators will ask for feedback and suggestions to increase the participants’ quality and enjoyment of Holistic Health Series.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97594915809

Virtual Info. Session: Ciresi Walburn Scholarship

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2021
4:30PM -5:30PM
Zoom Link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/94853272946

WHO CAN APPLY?
This opportunity is open to African-American men who are sophomores this spring. Participate need to be U.S. citizens who graduate from a Minnesota high school and have demonstrated financial need. Participants have to be on track for four-year graduation, be available to participate in all activities, and be motivated.

Benefits:
$10,000 in Scholarships ($5,000 per year)
A two-credit summer leadership course
Participation in a national leadership conference, expenses paid
Paid summer internship
Ongoing cohort activities, including service projects and networking with community leaders
$1,000.00 incentive paid for on-time graduation

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/94853272946

Black Comedy Show

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

Attend a virtual Comedy Show
In-Person for Augsburg Students, Staff, and Faculty

On February 16th, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Three local twin cities comedians will feed us with laughter. There is be a Q/A at the end with all three comedians.

Our host will be Khadijah Cooper @kcoopercomedy
Khadijah grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis as an only child. Working as a Sexuality Educator with teens, her confidence in public speaking coupled with her quick wit gave her all the fuel she needed to burst on to the comedy scene in February 2018.

Special Comedian guest Star: Ali Sultan @alisultancomedy
Ali Sultan saw his first stand up comedian when he moved to America from Yemen at the age of 15. He grew the desire to go on stage but first he needed to learn English.
Ali is the first professional Yemeni American comedian to be featured on Television when Kevin Hart hand picked him to perform on Comedy Central’s Hart of The City. In 2018 he was flown to Dubai to film a Half Hour Special for Comedy Central Arabia. He was named both Best Local Comic and artist of the year by City Pages. He represented Minnesota and won the Best in The Midwest competition at Gildas LaughFest. His album happy to be here debuted at #2 on iTunes and can heard on iTunes and Spotify. When Ali isn’t telling jokes Ali enjoys doing a podcast with his mom, Stories With My Muslim Mom.
@alisultancomedy is the first Yemeni American Comedian to be featured on Television when Kevin Hart hand picked them for Comedy Central’s Hart of The City. You can find his album Happy to be Here can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Xm and Pandora.

Special Comedian guest Star: Abenezer Merdassa
Is an Ethiopian American comic based out of the Twin Cities. He helps run the renowned Comedy Corner Underground, and has competed in 10,000 Laughs.
RSVP for the event using the Zoom link.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcOqtqTIuHt2frmK76eO4mYQgkkv3yaVW?fbclid=IwAR2aBhRSRuL86ZYxO4TXibpw_gVbLJfR8Yf8HiY-pOdYJAKrl99JtIY8KfU

PASU: Black History Month Events

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

PASU has two more Black History Month events coming up!

We hope to see you all stop by this Friday, Feb. 12th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm for a game and PRIZES in the Christensen Center lobby.

Black Jeopardy/Trivia in the Chapel, On Monday, Feb. 22nd, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Follow PASU on Instagram @augsburgpasu to get updates about events and great content.
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https://www.instagram.com/augsburgpasu/

Hmong Women Together Tea Talk

submitted by vangvv@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

Come Join Hmong Women Together and Pan-Asian Student Services to discuss the history of Anti-blackness in the Hmong Community with the executive board and advisor. Recognizing it is Black History Month, we are creating space for our members and the larger community to dialogue. The event will be on Wednesday, February 17th, from 4 pm – 6 pm! We will be providing tea kits for members who sign-up and join the dialogue.

Please RSVP via Auggie Life and reserve a Tea Kit today here: https://forms.gle/YdJCGH2ePwLLLGrY9

We would like to highlight PASU black history month events put on by PAC and PASU. Please attend and support the great work happening on campus!

Hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

https://forms.gle/YdJCGH2ePwLLLGrY9

Virtual Info. Session: Ciresi Walburn Scholarship

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

WHO CAN APPLY?
This opportunity is open to African-American men who are sophomores this spring. Participate need to be U.S. citizens who graduate from a Minnesota high school and have demonstrated financial need. Participants have to be on track for four-year graduation, be available to participate in all activities, and be motivated.

Benefits:
$10,000 in Scholarships ($5,000 per year)
A two-credit summer leadership course
Participation in a national leadership conference, expenses paid
Paid summer internship
Ongoing cohort activities, including service projects and networking with community leaders
$1,000.00 incentive paid for on-time graduation

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/94853272946

Posted onFebruary 8, 2021
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Power and Resilience in Black Communities

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Join Sabo Center staff as we commemorate Black History Month by
highlighting a history of power building and resilience in Black
Communities in the Twin Cities. We are inviting community leaders to bring
voice to the collective story of resilience and power in historically black
communities and neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond.

This will be a virtual event on Thursday, February 25th from 4:30-5:45pm.

RSVP Here

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6902913

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