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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

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

Reminder About Zeros in Moodle Gradebook

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

By default, only non-empty grades in the Moodle Gradebook are aggregated; the others are ignored. This means that if instructors want students to have an accurate understanding of their progress in a course, a value must be inserted into the points window. If students have not submitted an assignment, instructors need to insert a 0 (rather than leaving the place blank) to affect the final grade. Below is a link to a quick way to add zeros for all students who haven’t already received a grade for an activity.

Quick way to add zeros

RSVP for Tuesday’s Assessment Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day is Tuesday, February 23! RSVP with the link below.

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.

RSVP for Assessment Day Workshops

Nominate Faculty for Distinguished Contributions

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

CTL Grant Proposal Deadline Extended: Information Sessions Tomorrow and Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Find Grant Information at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/annual-grant-offerings/.

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. In the link below, you can also find an informational recording from Jennifer.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

At the Monday, February 15 AAC Meeting, the following proposals were discussed and approved:

-The Community Engagement concentration of the Theology and Public Leadership replaced the requirement of SWK 230 with SWK 406.

-MUS 221: Introduction to Music Technology removed all prerequisites from the course.

-The American Indian Studies department made revisions to their Major and Minor. They also added courses, as well as changed two course titles and added a Humanities LAF to two courses. Overall, they had 10 proposals approved at the February 15 meeting.

In addition to the above, the committee approved a policy that provides a general framework for course levels and the scaffolding of courses through a major/program. Implementation is on-hold while further details are refined.

AAC information including meeting minutes, proposal forms, and more can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/.

You can also find a running list of approvals in the link below (this is also linked on the AAC page).

AAC Approval Tracker

New EDTalk Premiering TODAY at 3:10 p.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Incorporating intentionality, mindfulness, and gratitude in teaching and learning

Tara Mader (faculty in the department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science) and Dan Ibarra (faculty in the Department of Art and Design) will explore the benefits and techniques of employing gratitude, mindfulness, and intentionality in the classroom.

Premiering Wednesday, February 17 at 3:10 pm.

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).

EDTalk Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

General Announcements

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

submitted by thaohh4@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!

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies 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

Seniors – Use Your Augsburg Bold Scholarship to Study Leadership

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

As part of the Augsburg Bold program, the university offering a scholarship for current seniors looking to continue their education in one of Augsburg’s designated graduate programs. Augsburg is offering a 50% tuition discount in the form of a scholarship. The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) is one of the designated programs. Find out more by using the link below or contact the program director, Dr. Alan Tuchtenhagen at: tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Master’s Degree in Leadership

Event Announcements

The Intersection of Religion and Science: A Conversation with Aisha Mohamed ’16

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: March 2, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

You are invited to hear Aisha Mohamed ’16 explore the intersection of of religion and science as she shares her own experience of being a Muslim and a biology major at Augsburg. While at Augsburg she was active in MSA and was an Interfaith Scholar and now is a second year student at University of Minnesota Medical School. Aisha will explore ethical questions raised by the advances in science such as organ donation and stem cell research. Awareness of these ethical questions can create strong leaders in scientific and other fields while holding deep connection to their faith. Following Aisha’s presentation, two Augsburg students will offer their responses and there will be time for questions from the audience.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Institute, MSA, and Stem Peer Mentorship and supported by a Bataldan Ethics Grant.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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

Register in advance for this webinar

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Applications Now Open

submitted by thaohh4@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.

Focused Conversation on Academic Structure: Feb. 24

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Join Provost Karen Kaivola, deans Monica Devers and Ryan Haaland, and faculty members Laura Boisen, Dal Liddle, and Diane Pike for an update on the work of the academic structure task force.

Focused Conversation: Academic Structure
Wednesday, February 24
12:30 p.m.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Skills Group on Working With Emotions – Navigating the Sea Within

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) will be offering a psycho-educational group for Augsburg students starting Wednesday, March 3rd via zoom from 4:30 – 6 pm. The group facilitated by CWC counselor Josh Kent will identify and help students learn about the role of emotions in our lives and skills for working with them. If you are interested in the group or learning more contact Josh at kentjo@augsburg.edu

Ash Wednesday Worship Services

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry invites you to an Ash Wednesday service at 10:40 am in Hoversten Chapel where there will be a socially distanced imposition of ashes. The service will be live streamed on Zoom at https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09. If you cannot make it to the morning service, ashes and a short liturgy will be available to pick up on the Campus Ministry office, 104 Foss. The campus pastors and student deacons will also hold an Ash Wednesday Communion service at 8:00 pm for students on Zoom.
Join by Zoom:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/4751747427

Does Preaching Matter? More Than Ever

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Rev. Dr. David Lose, Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Former President of Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Author of “Making Sense” series of books

Augsburg University Campus Ministry invites you to join us via Zoom on Tuesday, March 9, at 10:30 am as Augsburg University welcomes Pastor Lose for the fourth annual Fosdick Lecture on Preaching. Amid a pandemic, economic and ecological crisis, painful reminder of racial justice, and a period of drastic political polarization, one may wonder whether or not the preaching of the church matters. Fair question. Yet at the same time, preaching the love, justice, and mercy of God has never mattered more. Preaching matters because it reminds us that the challenges of the day, while urgent, are neither the only nor ultimate realities with which we live. It matters because in the proclamation of the Gospel we are reminded of our primary identity as God’s beloved children. And it matters because a central component of the Gospel is the promise that the future is in God’s hands. Come, join the conversation!

10:30 am Welcome, Lecture and Q&A
11:30 am Chapel Worship (via Zoom)

Via Zoom from Hoversten Chapel
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09

More information

World Wednesday TODAY: Communication Majors

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Today’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

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

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

Fac/Staff: Participate in the Commencement Clapping Tunnel

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.

Black Communities: Power and Resilience, 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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