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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

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

Forum Podcast Ep. 56: Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Maureen Berkner Boyt (The Moxie Exchange) answers questions from listeners that attended our webinar Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p56/

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

Augsburg Now magazine: New stories are here

The newest issue of Augsburg Now is available! Read articles from the digital-only Winter 2020–21 issue of Augsburg University’s magazine, including:

  • How Auggies are fighting the pandemic using community support and health care
  • Confronting the Minnesota paradox on racial disparities
  • Off-and-on sports seasons prove Auggie student-athletes’ resilience
  • Augsburg’s in-house epidemiologist guides Auggies through COVID-19
  • News from around campus and beyond

Visit augsburg.edu/now to see these new stories and more.

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

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

Social Change Dialogue Series: Power and Resilience in Black Communities 2/25

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 25 from 4:30-5:45pm.

RSVP Here

10 Days to Deadline: 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

EveryBODY Has a Seat at the Table

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is recognized the last week of February to shine a spotlight on disordered eating by educating the public and spreading a message of hope as well as providing needed resources into the hands of those who may need it. This year’s theme is “EveryBODY” has a Seat at the Table”. Check out the link below for more specific information on various identities and disordered eating including athletes, LGBTQ+, People of Color and More. The CWC website also has an extensive list of resources as well. https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/self-help/eating-concerns/

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/identity-eating-disorders

TODAY – Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities/Study Abroad

submitted by lanek@augsburg.edu

TODAY: Monday, February 22 from 3:30-4:30, Auggie Connect will have a recent alum talk about their study abroad experience. Join us for social time and chatting about life abroad and after Augsburg.

Auggie Connect will be available every Monday, starting February 1, from 3:30-4:30 pm. Please contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for any accommodations needed to participate.

See you there!

Auggie Connect Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

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

Augsburg Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training

submitted by lohmannm@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/

Event Announcements

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

Focused Conversation on Academic Structure: Wednesday

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

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.

Black History Month: Self-Love

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies,

We are excited to announce the first ever in-person event for ESA (Ethiopian Student Association). On February 26, 2021, we will be celebrating Black History Month, and in that we wanted to provide a space where we can navigate through our experiences with self-love and self-appreciation. You will have the opportunity to check-in with yourselves and bring out your creative side.

We will be having a lot of fun activities including but not limited to face mask decorating, giveaways and so much more. More details on the event will be announced in the days to come. Keep a lookout for that!

Cheers,
ESA

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

10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

The 2020-21 10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men is now open. This event will center on finding, celebrating and sustaining wellness and joy as Black men in 2021 after a challenging 2020 and will feature a special keynote address, Brotherhood Talking Circles, and interactive workshop. The Brotherhood Talking Circles portion of the event is limited to only students and facilitators.

10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men

Saturday, March 6

1-4:30 p.m.

Registration is free.

This virtual event will take place over Zoom, and a link will be sent to those who register.

Register online here: https://forms.gle/BnD9a8eK2w2KwTKu5

The Kente Summit is for undergraduate Black men who attend Colleges and Universities in Minnesota. Staff and Faculty are encouraged to attend with their students. All who attend – students, staff, and faculty – are asked to register.

Registration closes on Thursday, March 4.

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.

Register in advance

Open Education Week is Next Week

submitted by wack@augsburg.edu

Open Education Week is March 1-6! Join the Lindell Librarians for quick and informal workshops that explore finding and using open materials at Augsburg. Mark your calendars for:

– Open Education Coffee Break: Finding Supplemental Resources (March 1 @ 3:00) (link forthcoming)
– Open Education Coffee Break: Idun (March 4 @ 3:30) (link forthcoming)

And keep an eye on the library’s OER page for more information about how open resources are used right here at Augsburg!

Learn more about open education at Augsburg

Last Chance To Register – MN Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Prepare today for the upcoming fair on Thursday, February 25th!

Who Should Attend:
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Students that are exploring internships for summer 2021 and/or next fall.
Seniors graduating spring 2021 who are seeking full-time entry level jobs.

MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair (virtual platform Handshake)
Thursday, February 25th
9:00am-2:00pm. (stay for as long as you like)
There is no cost to attend!

Job Fair Prep Session – You will learn how to make the best impression at a virtual fair powered by Handshake! We want YOU to be prepared, so join us and attend our last virtual prep session TODAY (Monday, February 22nd) at 10:30am. -https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95834088259?pwd=Y3pZYmFha20reXlqUS9qTFMyaEN6QT09

Not able to attend the prep session? No worries! Check out the Strommen Community Moodle Site – Career & Internship Fairs – What to Expect. Here you will find short video tutorials that include virtual career fair success tips! https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=425

Email careers@augsburg.edu with questions!

Register to attend the MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair

Keeping Track of Auggies

Augsburg Named Top Producer of Fulbrighters

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

We are delighted to be a 2020-2021 Fulbright Top Producing Institution as advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Congratulations to our 5 students who are or will be teaching English in 4 countries through Fulbright. Fulbrighters foster mutual understanding, share
knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world. We are proud that
our students are representing Augsburg University and the United States as cultural
ambassadors during the Fulbright Program’s 75th anniversary year!

The students representing Augsburg as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants are: Winni Godi ’17 (Rwanda), Abdulkadir Sharif ’20 (Malaysia), Eh Soe Dwe ’20 (Malaysia), Natalya Arevalo ’20 (Honduras), Bethany Lor ’19 (South Korea).

For Fulbright, you can study, do research, or teach. If you are interested in learning more about Fulbright, contact Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu.

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