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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free On-campus COVID-19 Testing; Students and Volunteers Get a Chance to Win AirPods

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

There are three opportunities soon to get tested for COVID-19 free of charge. Students who attend, present their student ID, and get tested will be entered in an AirPods and gift card giveaway. Faculty and staff are invited as well. Those who sign up and volunteer to help at the events will be entered into an additional drawing for AirPods.

State-Sponsored COVID-19 Testing at Augsburg
March 9 at 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel
March 22 at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel
March 25 at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring pre- and post spring break testing at Augsburg University. This is a free saliva test. Results take a few days to arrive. To ensure an accurate test, do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to testing. No insurance is needed but, if you have it, bring your insurance card. This testing event is open to those with symptoms or no symptoms. Off-campus students also are eligible for the AirPods and gift cards giveaway. No appointment is necessary.

Volunteer Roles:
Greeters/Registration Intros: 1 volunteer
Test Distribution: 1 volunteer
Assist with Tests: 4 volunteers
Sample collection/checkout: 1 volunteer
Student ID Table: 1 volunteer
Floater: 1 volunteer
Site Manager/Training: 1 volunteer

Sign up here to volunteer:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DeVoC0zULActrv4sVOAxtikp27eodGRVR14ZxJCvQZY/edit?usp=sharing

Teaching and Learning

Apply for the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Fellowship in the MINNE program this year offers a unique opportunity to engage fully in the course of study offered by the JCRC Holocaust education zoom webinars. We are offering a $200 stipend which will be awarded upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Because of the limited number of spaces available, we wish to ensure that those who are accepted into the program are able to make the most of the experience. The primary criteria for admission to the program are demonstration of interest in the offerings of the program and commitment to furthering your education about the Holocaust.

All fellows are expected to attend a minimum of 5 of the 15 1.25 hour classes that comprise the course. For a full list of course offerings, visit https://www.minndakjcrc.org/education_programs/lessons/

Applications due by March 31, 2021
Zoom Webinars are M-F, April 12- April 30, 2021
Reflection papers due by May 14, 2021

Must be a registered, full time student at Augsburg or St. Olaf with at least one year left on campus.

More Info and to Apply

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

Dean Office Hours Today and Tomorrow

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Monica and Ryan will be offering two office hours this week. The first will be today (Thursday), March 4 from 3 pm – 4 pm and the second is tomorrow (Friday), March 5 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. If you would like to join, use the form linked below to let us know which day/time you will attend. You will receive a calendar invitation with Zoom link shortly after responding..

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 Office Hours with the Deans

Still in Need of Faculty Award Nominations

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

We have extended the deadline for nominations 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

Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

On Monday, March 1, AAC approved the following proposals:

*BUS 362 and BUS 465 made changes to prerequisites.
*HIS 355 updated its title and description. The new course title is: “In the Aftermath of War: History, Memory and Transitional Justice in Central America”.
*A new Augsburg Experience was brought by CGEE and the Pan Afrikan Center.
*There were revisions made to the Chemistry Department Honors’ requirements.
*CSC 210 made changes to its prerequisites.

Two additional proposals were discussed, but the committee decided to await votes due to some remaining questions/concerns.

The committee was also updated on the TEL subcommittee’s intentions to pursue status as a standing committee.

Find meeting minutes and other committee information at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/.

You can also track AAC approvals in the spreadsheet linked below.

AAC Tracking

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)

You are Invited to Join a Discussion of NAMI Minnesota’s “Wellness in Color” Podcasts

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

It’s hard to ignore our emotional, psychological, and social well-being today when it’s being inundated with MAJOR stressors that affect how we think, feel, and act. Please join CTL fellows and other faculty/staff for a discussion of mental health, especially related to communities of color. We will be facilitating a discussion on NAMI Minnesota’s Wellness in Color podcasts. Please listen to three of these podcasts (available at https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/podcast-episodes/) and come discuss what you’ve learned on a Zoom meeting with other faculty and staff members. We will be meeting on Monday, March 22 from 1 to 2 pm. to listen to so that we will have things in common that we can discuss. Please listen to the following podcasts: “Blurring Tradition,” “Flipping the Status Quo,” and “Between Two Worlds.”

RSVP for “Wellness in Color” Discussion

COVID and Cameras: New Inside Higher Ed Publication – by Margaret Finders and Joaquin Muñoz

submitted by diazj@augsburg.edu

In their recently published article on Inside Higher Ed, former chair and professor of Education, Margaret Finders, and Joaquin Muñoz, assistant professor in American Indian Studies, examine the critical equity considerations for instructors with respect to camera policies. They analyze how requiring students to let you inside their homes and private spaces can be culturally insensitive and ultimately racist, sexist, gendered and classist.

Cameras On: Surveillance in the Time of COVID-19

It’s Open Education Week – Event TODAY

submitted by wack@augsburg.edu

Happy Open Education Week! Join the Lindell Librarians for a quick and informal workshop on open education TODAY:

Open Education Coffee Break: Idun, Augsburg’s Institutional Repository (March 4 @ 3:30) (bit.ly/AugsburgOER2021-2)

Also check out the library’s OER page (linked below) for taped informational interviews with faculty members Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Ben Binder, who have used OER in their classrooms.

OER at Augsburg

General Announcements

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

submitted by mismashj@augsburg.edu

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!

New Course: Global Movement of Anti-Apartheid Southern Africa and the Murder of George Floyd

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

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
Tripp@augsburg.edu

Deadline Extended: Apply by March 9 for Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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 now March 9 if you’d like to go abroad Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, and Spring 2022! You have an extra week!

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

Finding Inner Peace Invitation to Students

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

FINDING INNER PEACE SESSION FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday March 9th, 2021
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Zoom

The Holistic Health Series will be a monthly session facilitated by the Pan-Afrikan Center and Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC).

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. We 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. Come join us and use the ZOOM link below. Azania Tripp & Nancy Guilbeault

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

Music Dept Student Worker Postings – Apply Today

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

The Music Department has several student worker postings – Please copy/paste these links to apply today! Interviews will be completed in March and positions will begin training yet this academic year (in April).

Music Recording & Sound Manager (1-2 positions):
http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=128560

Augsburg Band Manager (1 position):
http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=128441

Augsburg Choir Manager(1 position):
http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=128564

Augsburg Orchestra Manager(1 position):
http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=128562

Questions? Contact Cathy Knutson, knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Auggie Basics Housing – Applications Now Open

submitted by randallj@augsburg.edu

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 studentaffairs@augsburg.edu or call the Student Affairs office at 612 330 1160.

Auggie Basics Application

Apply for the 2021-2022 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars – New Deadline is March 8

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 has been extended to March 8, 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.

Event Announcements

Bettina Love — Batalden Book Club Spring 2021

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Please join our Spring 2021 Batalden Book Club to read “We Want to do More Than Survive” (by Bettina Love). This Zoom book club is open to students, faculty, and staff.

Twenty books are available for pick up in Memorial Hall. Please contact Bibiana Koh at koh@augsburg.edu to reserve a spot, arrange to pick up your book, and select a book club date (please include your preferred time in your email).

Here are the two book club times offered (You will only attend one):

• Book group #1: Friday, March 26th: 3-5pm
• Book group #2: Monday March 29th, 4-6pm

Social work CEs (2 for each group) are available for those in Professional Studies.

********SAVE THE DATE*******
Augsburg Student Day Government (ASDG) and the Batalden Applied Ethics program will co-sponsor “Abolition Praxis as a Moral Compass: A “Radical Imaginary” Panel Discussion
on Wednesday, April 7th, from 4-6pm. This co-sponsored panel event will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) in addition to students and/or community members.

Funding for both events is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Win Prizes – 2021 College Student Health Survey

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is partnering with the University of MN to administer the 2021 College Student Health Survey which has been sent via email to Augsburg student email addresses. This survey will be asking for information on a variety of college student health topics. We hope you will take the time to complete the survey and do so by March 26th. Those participating in doing the survey will be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards – First place $1000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250 and 5 fourth place gift cards of $50 each. Thirteen universities are participating and one student from each school will win a $100 Amazon gift card. We want your input so please participate in the 2021 College Student Health Survey. Questions – call the CWC office at 612-330-1707

Psych Grad School Panel

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Want to learn more about graduate studies in Psychology? Join department faculty, grad school representatives, and Augsburg alumni currently enrolled in graduate programs to learn more about how graduate studies can help students achieve their career goals.

Psychology and Biopsychology majors and minors are invited to a virtual Zoom meet-up on Thursday, March 11th from 6-7:30pm. Resources on the most popular graduate programs in the area will be available. Please bring questions for our expert panelists!

Register

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!
Tuesday, March 9
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

https://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/fosdick/

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3 bed / 1.5 Bath House for Rent

submitted by borwegen@augsburg.edu

Available immediately: Completely remodeled 3 BR lower-level of a Duplex with all new hardwood floors, granite countertops, dishwasher, in unit laundry and 2 stall garage. Laundry is in private basement where you will have extra storage. Brand new windows for high efficiency.

3 miles from Augsburg campus, and very easy access to I-35. If shared, each bedroom is just over $600 per person or total rent is $1,850/month.

Water, trash, lawn care and snow removal included in rent.
No smoking.

More information or to schedule showing.

Girl Scout Cookies

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

For those of you hoping to score cookies from my daughter Eleanor (7) this year, while she isn’t selling in-person, she is selling online (such an entrepreneur). You can place an order and have the cookies sent to you. She asked that I share this message with you:

Hey! It’s Eleanor. I wish I could be there but COVID is here. We opened Girl Scouts online if you want to buy cookies. You can buy them online. There is a new french toast flavored cookie and the old ones as well. My goal is 230 boxes. Nice talking to you! Bye!

Order Cookies from Eleanor