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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

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

RSVP Now for Assessment Day Sessions

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day is Tuesday, February 23! Information below and in the link.

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

CTL Grant Information Sessions

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

CTL Director, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, will be hosting four short information sessions about the Scholarship, ICD, and Provost’s Internationalization Grants. You are invited to stop in for a review of the grants and to ask questions.

Thursday: February 18:
9 am – 9:30 am
4 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday, February 19
9 am – 9:30 am
4 pm – 4:30 pm

Grant deadline has been extended until Monday, March 1 at Noon.

Zoom Link for Grant Information Sessions (must be logged into Augsburg to view)

Distinguished Contribution Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

We need more nominations, so we have extended the deadline for until March 22. Please consider nominating faculty for awards.

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 22.

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 22.

Distinguished Contribution Awards

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

General Announcements

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 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.

Interfaith Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry invites you to a virtual interfaith chapel service today in honor of the Interfaith Youth Day of Service which usually takes place on Presidents Day in February. Fardosa Hassan, Program Student Program Associate and Assistant Director of Interfaith at Augsburg, moderates a conversation with Holly Farber, Director of the Speakers Bureau at Jewish Community Relations Council, and Daisy; Coco, and Sunny Leonard, sisters who are on the Interfaith Youth Council board.

Interfaith Chapel Video

Critical Race and Ethnic Scholarship

submitted by mitche13@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

Deadline Approaching Soon: Calling Seniors “Augsburg Bold Graduate Program Scholarship”

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

As part of the Augsburg Bold initiative, the university has committed to a “one time” scholarship program for current seniors looking to continue their education in one of Augsburg’s designated graduate programs. To support our graduating students, Augsburg is offering a 50% tuition discount in the form of a scholarship. Applications due by March 1st.

Augsburg Bold Graduate Program Scholarship

Augsburg Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Attention University Faculty and Staff – If you did not attend both part I and part II of the Augsburg Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training this past fall (Nov 30 and Dec 1), you need to register for and attend both part I and part II of the Anti-Racism Training this spring on Feb 22 and 23.

If you are unable to attend this Spring Training, you may register for and attend part I and part II of the make-up training session taking place on Mar 24 and 25.

Click the link below to visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Anti-Racism Training Webpage for more information and to register!

https://inside.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/anti-racism-training/

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

Learn How to Make the Best Impression at a Virtual Job and Internship Fair

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 (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 for a Prep Session in Handshake Events

Due Tonight – 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 TONIGHT, 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

Find Your Inner Peace

submitted by mitche13@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

Black Comedy Show

submitted by mitche13@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 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 onto 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 be 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

Virtual Info. Session: Ciresi Walburn Scholarship

submitted by mitche13@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. Participants 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

God, Art, and Anti-Colonialism: An Evening With Artist-Activist Mona Haydar

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

When: Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM-8:30PM Central Time (US and Canada)
The Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU) and Concordia College’s Forum on Faith and Life invite you to a Zoom webinar.

MONA HAYDAR
Syrian-American Muslim Mona Haydar is a rapper, chaplain, poet, and theologian who holds a Masters in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Billboard Magazine named Haydar’s breakout hit “Hijabi” one of 2017’s best protest songs and one of the top feminist anthems of all time (alongside hits by icons Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and M.I.A.). Mona’s “Ask A Muslim” project, created in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, was featured in The Boston Globe, NPR, People Magazine, and the New York Times. Mona is a sought-after speaker on combating White Supremacy, Music and art as a tool of resistance, intersectional identity, interfaith dialogue, and what it means to be an artist, musician, rapper, activist and God-lover in our current times.

Register in advance for this webinar, which is FREE for all faculty, staff, and students at NECU institutions:

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

Webinar registration

PASU Black History Month Events

submitted by mitche13@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.
https://www.instagram.com/augsburgpasu/

World Wednesday: Communication Majors

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

This week’s World Wednesday will be all about the new Communication program in Mexico!

On this program, students explore social change in Mexico, by examining migration and human rights, and how different groups communicate their stories to the world. We’ll hear from Communication Studies faculty member Kristen Chamberlain and instructor on the program in Mexico, Lucia Palmarini.

See full details, zoom link and schedule at our blog or follow us on Instagram @global_auggies for updates.

Find the updated zoom link at our blog

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.

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.

TODAY Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

It can be difficult to connect with one another right now but it doesn’t have to be impossible! Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join Augsburg alum, Zsolt Vincze, and CLASS staff, Cassie Charles, as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. Auggie Connect is available every Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm. Please contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for any accommodations needed to participate.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/99906544396?pwd=TUE3RFVNOXVJTEhyaHFBWnhRc2V2Zz09

Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Power and Resilience – Black Communities, February 25

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Please join the Sabo Center staff as we commemorate Black History Month by
highlighting the 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

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

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