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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Campus Life if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you!
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Campus Life.
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The death of George Floyd and the unrest that followed created a long-delayed but urgently needed discussion on police brutality, inequities in the criminal justice system and racial injustice more broadly. The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL), a program of Augsburg University, and Star Tribune Opinion believe in the power of young minds and voices and put out the call last year to students between the ages of 10 and 18 to give us their best ideas about how our communities can continue the hard work of responding to these problems.
The task for the students was to create an original written essay, video or audio file that described one or two specific changes our community, state or nation should make to reduce racial inequities and injustices in the criminal justice system.
The result was many thoughtful ideas from tomorrow’s leaders. Submissions were viewed or read by judges from the MNUDL and Star Tribune Opinion; Timberwolves associate head coach David Vanterpool; Lynx assistant coach Rebekkah Brunson; vice president of programs at RISE Kim Miller, and Minneapolis Foundation’s senior vice president of impact, Chanda Smith Baker.
Criminal justice reform youth essay, video and audio contest winners:
First place: Toluwalase Akintola, Chloe Bromeland, Kaelyn Chen, Ashley Jones, Jackleyn Ong
Second: Semona Robel
Third: Alisha Hassanali (video)
Fourth: Nathaniel Genene, Francisco Navarro, Sonia Svedahl (video)
Fifth: Elhan Omar
First place: Devarsh Borah (video)
Second: Sonia Kharbanda
Third: Bre’jhnae Washington
Read the Contest Winners’ Entries
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Are you looking for an on-campus job? GREAT NEWS! Student Financial Services is hiring student workers. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills and gain new experiences. Submit your resume, cover letter, and availability today!
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Hello Auggies, the Student Financial Services window in the Enrollment Center is open! With registration around the corner, please stop by if you have any questions about financial aid, payment plan, verification, and/or unpaid balance hold. Window hours are Monday thru Friday from 10am-2pm. Please wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing.
Virtual drop-in hours are also available for quick questions with a Financial Aid Counselor or you can schedule an appointment online. Feel free to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 330-1046 for assistance.
Connect with Student Financial Services
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As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing initiative is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.
Students accepted into the Auggie Basics Program will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Summer housing may be an option. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.
To apply, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Student Affairs office at 612 330 1160.
Auggie Basics Application
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A new program is being offered this summer by the Pan-Afrikan Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) called Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice.
The program will be offered May 17 – May 28. Students will be able to receive 2 credits and fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement OR they can take it only to fulfill the Augsburg Experience. The cost of the program is being supported by scholarships from CGEE, the Pan-Afrikan Center, and Augsburg University; therefore, we are able to offer it at a reduced price.
Program participants will critically analyze the global racial unrest movements of the Southern Africa Anti-Apartheid system, and the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Albertina Shifotoka, Program Director of CGEE Namibia, and Azania Tripp, Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center, will facilitate a 2-week program experience that will introduce students to the understanding of how these movements became historical events and impacted policy and the visibilities on racial inequities that impact the Pan-Afrikan diaspora and all BIPOC communities. The program will be offered from May 17 – May 28, 2021 and the deadline for applying is Thurs, March 25.
If you have any questions email Azania Tripp the Pan-Afrikan Director
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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2021 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2022 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2022. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).
The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000+) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2022.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).
If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.
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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 has been extended to March 8, 2021!
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at firstname.lastname@example.org, Interfaith at Augsburg at email@example.com or Matt Maruggi at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at email@example.com.