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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.

Sign up here to volunteer:

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

Teaching and Learning

Making Your Teaching More Accessible: Easy Captioning of Your Zoom Videos and Recordings

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The March EDTalk premieres Wednesday, March 10 at 3:10 pm.: “Making Your Teaching More Accessible: Easy Captioning of Your Zoom Videos and Recordings”

CTL is focusing on accessibility for March! Join Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright for a demonstration of how she *just* learned to add subtitles to her own Zoom teaching videos in a way that takes advantage of Zoom’s new “live transcribe” setting — even when she says things like “activation-induced cytidine deaminase”.

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).

The Zoom information is linked below (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login).

EDTalk Zoom Information

Submit You Nominations for Faculty Awards by March 22

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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.

Distinguished Contribution in Teaching – Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms and pedagogies, and is not restricted to the classroom. As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and overall passion for 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 – Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the university, community, or discipline in a substantial and meaningful way. Nominees who impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

Distinguished Contribution in Scholarship – Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project. In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the university, or community.

Use the link below for further information and to find the nomination form.

Distinguished Contribution Awards

Faculty and Staff are Invited to Discuss “Wellness in Color”

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

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

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

General Announcements

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Applications Now Open

submitted by gaskillj@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.

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

Apply: Move for America Summer Fellowship Program

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Be the change America needs.
We need leaders who can bridge divides. Will you be part of the change?

The Move for America Summer Fellowship is a ten-week program (paid w/ stipend) for emerging leaders to move across the urban / rural divide to live, learn, and serve. Fellows will build relationships, learn about their host town, and serve in community with shared purpose and common ground. Fellows will serve as literacy tutors and mentors in nonprofit organizations across Minnesota through a partnership with Literacy Minnesota’s Summer Reads program.

The program is full-time Monday-Friday (daytime hours) for 10 weeks from June 7 – August 13, 2021. Multiple locations available in Minnesota.

Learn more and apply via Handshake

Apply for the 2021-2022 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars – Due Today

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.

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

submitted by gaskillj@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!

Event Announcements

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

George Floyd Site Meet-Up

submitted by tripp@augsburg.edu

PASU and PAC are creating a reflective space for students, staff, and faculty to gather at the George Floyd Memorial on the 19th starting at 5 pm. There will be designated Augsburg staff wearing Auggie gear if students need someone to connect with. If you are a residential student, feel free to meet at the Christensen Center plaza at 4:30 pm to catch the light rail together (Optional).  If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event

Please contact PASU at pasu@augsburg.edu Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodations

https://www.augsburg.edu/panafrikan/wp-admin/post.php?post=7161&action=edit

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

Understanding the Legal Process — The Derek Chauvin Trial

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Hamline University is hosting a free webinar on what to expect in the courtroom during the Chauvin trial. The event will be streamed noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at hamline.edu/stream. It also will be available later on Hamline’s YouTube channel. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi will present the prosecution perspective; Professor Brad Colbert, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will present the defense perspective; and Professor David Schultz, Hamline University, will moderate. Questions will be taken before and during the presentation at mediarelations@hamline.edu.

Understanding the Legal Process: The Derek Chauvin Trial

Direct Action and Mutual Aid for Justice Movements with Rahsaan Mahadeo and Duaba

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Noon-2:30 p.m. March 19
Hosted by Macalester College’s Dean of Multicultural Life, this program will cover important tips on protesting and mutual aid and will support students who want to get involved in mobilization efforts. Follow this Zoom link (https://macalester.zoom.us/j/97303870640) to attend.

Join us in Auggie Connect TODAY

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

We look forward to seeing you today!

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

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

Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

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

Minneapolis Area Virtual Diversity Job Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Hiring managers are available to chat from:
10:00AM to 12:00PM

Register to attend this FREE online event at:
https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/5037-minneapolis-032321

No Cost for Job Seekers. All job seekers are welcome to attend regardless of background, race, ethnicity, or gender.

This is an online event that offers candidates the opportunity to connect with
employers. These organizations represent a broad range of
career options with positions in different areas across Minneapolis.

REGISTER NOW!
● Register/Create your Profile and upload your resume.
● Remember to LOG IN on the day of the event.
● Receive updates, reminders, and a training video prior to the event.
● Keep an open mind and visit all the employers’ booths for a brief chat with
them. Networking is the #1 way to get a job!

Register to attend this online event at:
https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/5037-minneapolis-032321

For more information visit: www.catalystcareergroup.com

Noon TODAY: Hamline’s “Understanding the Legal Process – The Derek Chauvin Trial”

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

12 noon – 1 p.m. Free webinar

Join us for a free event on Monday, March 8 to learn how a trial is held, what to expect during the event and some of the concepts that drive the process in a murder trial.

Participants
Moderator: David Schultz, Hamline University Distinguished Professor
Prosecution Perspective: John Choi JD ’95, Ramsey County Attorney (prosecution perspective)
Defense Perspective: Brad Colbert, Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

How to view: hamline.edu/stream (and later on Hamline’s YouTube Channel)

Questions will be taken before and during the presentation at mediarelations@hamline.edu.

https://www.hamline.edu/stream

Alternative Spring Break Experience 2021

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

Does Preaching Matter? More Than Ever

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

March 9 at 10:30 am via Zoom!
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

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

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