Index

Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

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

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Registration Deadline TODAY

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 TODAY, 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

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

Join Fellowship Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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)

Sign Up Now for a Discussion of NAMI’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

We Want to do More Than Survive — 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.

General Announcements

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.

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

submitted by thaohh4@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!

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon TODAY: Friday, March 5

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon TODAY, Friday, March 5, to be processed on the March 12 pay date. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email payroll@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission. Please contact hr@augsburg.edu for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Apply for the 2021-2022 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars – Deadline is Monday

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.

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

Need Health Insurance? MnSure Special Enrollment Open Now

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Do you or does someone in your family need health insurance? MNsure has a special three-month enrollment period open now to help Minnesotans get comprehensive health insurance coverage. The special enrollment will run through May 17, 2021.
Eligible Minnesotans can also take advantage of cost-saving benefits available only through MNsure.

Who is it for? Any Minnesotan not currently enrolled through MNsure. This includes those who are uninsured or have insurance outside of MNsure.

Health Access MN provides FREE phone support to help you navigate the health insurance application system. Call them at 651-645-0215 with any questions you have. Check out the link below for information about the special enrollment period.

https://www.mnsure.org/new-customers/enrollment-deadlines/special-enrollment/sep-le/covid-sep/index.jsp?utm_campaign=SEP21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GovDelivery

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

Posted onMarch 4, 2021
Email a correction for this post: New Course: Global Movement of Anti-Apartheid Southern Africa and the Murder of George Floyd
Posted on

Student Panelists Needed for Abolition Praxis as our Moral Compass Panel Discussion

submitted by bitengob@augsburg.edu

Students are invited to apply as a panelist. Please submit a (minimum of 150 words and maximum 500 words) statement outlining why you would be a good panelist. Statements are due before midnight on Friday, March 12th.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11RjUqxr7mz3y4wep7c6xsT8SrsRqqQb2TxLP101tECM/edit

Event Announcements

Auggie Connect – Monday

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

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 will be available Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Please contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for any accommodations needed to participate.
*Please note we won’t be meeting March 15.

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

Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Women’s History Month: ‘Other Words for Whxre’ Live Podcast Recording

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

The Pan-Afrikan Center and the Women’s Center are partnering for Women’s History Month 2021

The host of the podcast Other Words for Whxre Mia, will present a live podcast recording for students, faculty, and staff. Mia discusses the whitewashing of the porn industry, how sex work has pivoted during the times of COVID-19 and how police brutality impacts sex workers.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 in the Chapel from 6:30pm -7:30pm

International Women’s Day and Latin America Study Abroad

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

This week’s World Wednesday will be all about celebrating International Women’s Day and the Augsburg CGEE Study Centers in Latin America!

In this special event, you’ll hear from two Global Faculty members who teach Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies courses at our Study Centers in Central America and Mexico. Learn about what IWD looks like in Latin America, and how you can study abroad in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico. Presenters include Fernanda Sota and Antonio Ortega.

Event takes place at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10th, on zoom.

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

8 Minutes 46 Seconds: Prayer and Presence

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to join us in Hoversten Chapel to hold silence at 10:40 am for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as we remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and our call for racial justice in God’s world. Pastoral presence is available in Hoversten Chapel for support and prayer. Pastor Babette Chatman will be available in the chapel at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

If you would like to watch any recorded chapel services, please visit the Augsburg Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Campus Ministry YouTube channel

Alternative Spring Break Experience 2021 – Apply Soon

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry invites students to participate in an Alternative Spring Break experience March 15-19, 2021, offering the students an opportunity to look deeper at justice issues in the Twin Cities and surrounding area and engage in meaningful, relationship-centered volunteer work.
The justice issues will be examined through several experiences in the Twin Cities and reflection and sharing in order for participants to process their experience communally and individually. These experiences include:
Onsite work with Health Commons at Central Lutheran Church and in the Cedar Riverside clinic.
A presentation and activities by the University of MN Mapping Prejudice project, exploring housing inequity due to racial disparities.
A presentation and activities by the Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS-MN) Advocacy team, providing practical and current information on ways to be advocates.
Activities are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols.
For volunteer opportunities, students will partner with LSS-MN at Supported Living Homes (SLH), known as ‘group homes.’ SLH provides a family home setting to no more than 4 community members living with differing abilities.
Students will serve in small groups at several homes. Activities may include yard work, building maintenance, meal prep, and social activities alongside those who live in the home. Volunteer work will focus on the relational aspect of volunteering, rather than the actual jobs accomplished. Volunteer activities are designed to help volunteers and residents see one another as individuals rather than ‘other.’
This ASB has been approved to count as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like that option.
Cost: $25, including the required book & lunch each of the 5 days. Please fill out the registration form & turn in your fee to Janice Dames in the Campus Ministry office.
Contact Pastoral Intern, Jenn Luong. luongj@augsburg.edu

Registration form

World Wednesday Partner Highlight: DIS Abroad in Denmark and Sweden

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Next week’s World Wednesday includes a Partner highlight – come learn all about DIS Abroad in Denmark and Sweden

Join staff and student voices from Copenhagen, Stockholm, and the U.S for an info session on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.. They’ll share things you should be thinking about as you shape your study abroad future, and you have the opportunity to ask questions.

Check out all our World Wednesdays sessions including recordings of past sessions at our blog or follow us on Instagram @global_auggies for updates.

Register for the Zoom info session here:

10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men: The Prequel

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

On behalf of the Kente Summit Planning Committee, registration for 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
1:00pm-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.

Please share this information with others who may be interested.

The Kente Summit is an outstanding opportunity for collegiate Black men. The objective is to assemble male undergraduate students of African descent in order to build community across campuses, identities, experiences, and commonly faced issues while honoring identity, intersectionality, inclusion, and intentionality – the four cornerstones of the Kente Summit.
Our hope is that this event will provide a supportive space for participants to build community and strategies for success together.

Please contact Sedric McClure (mcclure@macalester.edu), Brad Pulles (brad.pulles@stthomas.edu) or Carlos Sneed (csneed@hamline.edu) with any questions.

Keeping Track of Auggies

No Postings

Classifieds

No Postings