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Still Accepting Faculty Award Nominations

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 22 at NOON

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

Med School/Physician and PA Alumni Panels

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg alumni from across the country who are professional students or practioners to learn more about their experiences getting to their respective programs, education and training, and practice.

Med School Physician Alumni Panel
Wednesday, March 24th
6-7:30 pm

PA Alumni Panel
Thursday, March 25th
6-7:30 pm

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu with questions or for more information.

RSVP to receive Zoom link

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

Interested in Grad School? Apply to TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

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, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

McNair Website

Middle and High School Students Invited to Virtual Summer Speech and Debate Camp

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) for middle and high school students is open for registration!

MDAW is a collaborative effort between The Minnesota Urban Debate League (a program of Augsburg University) and The University of Minnesota Debate Team. Our goal is to increase access to speech & debate for schools, coaches, and students entering 5th – 12th grade providing a high quality, virtual summer camp experience to students in the Twin Cities Metro, the Upper Midwest region, and across the US!

Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available. Early Bird until 4/1.

2021 Virtual Speech & Debate Camp Offerings

Middle School (all online)

– Middle School Policy Debate Camp
– Middle School Speech Camp
– Middle School Congressional Debate Camp
For more details, costs, and registration visit: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/ms

High School (all online)

Congressional Debate Camp (1 session)
Policy Debate Camp (3 sessions)
– Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
– Core – for beginning and intermediate (advanced students may attend as camp leaders)
– Core and Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
For more details, cost and registration visit: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/hs

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Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on the Grow Sustainably Task Force: Next Week

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Join Provost Karen Kaivola and regents Jeff Nodland and John O’Brien for an update on the work of the grow sustainably task force.

Focused Conversation: Grow Sustainably Task Force
Thursday, March 25
12 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

Submit to the Intercollegiate Film Festival

submitted by moellerj@augsburg.edu

2000 characters max. Email addresses and URLs will be hyperlinked automatically. Make sure you include the date, time, and location for events.
Augsburg University welcomes undergraduate students from around Minnesota to the 3rd Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival.

The festival recognizes the work of student filmmakers and writers as part of an interconnected statewide film community. The festival provides networking opportunities and juried merit awards of distinction.
Submissions are open until March 19th!
Entry fees are waived for Augsburg students. Use code CFNFilm2021

All are welcome to attend the festival which will be held virtually this year!

Learn more at our website.

https://filmfreeway.com/IntercollegiateFilmFestival

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Now Hiring: Resource and Curriculum Intern for MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Resource & Curriculum Intern for Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) (A program of Augsburg University)

As a member of the MN Urban Debate League team, the Resource & Curriculum Intern will support in the creation of debate materials. The materials created will encourage students’ understanding of and passion for debate, allowing them to identify how to use their voices to promote change, and setting them up to be leaders in their schools and communities.
The Resource & Curriculum Intern will contribute to the research, design, and editing of debate materials, including debate curriculum and educational videos.

The Resource & Curriculum Intern will work virtually, 10-15 hours per week through the end of May.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

o Assist in the design and editing of:
● Physical and virtual debate curriculum
● Educational debate videos
o Research debate topics to present as potential options for the upcoming season.
o Conduct online surveys with debate students.
o Attend weekly check-in meetings with supervisor.
o Attend team meetings as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Current Augsburg student with a desire to contribute to a community that concentrates on the lifting up of youth voices.
● Strong communicator (written and verbal).
● Attentive to detail.
● Experience working with youth OR an interest in the field of education.
● Experience conducting surveys OR a desire to learn about conducting surveys.
● Ability to manage various projects and follow through with each.
● Resourceful and keen on creative challenges.
● Ability to work 10-15 hours per week.
● Desired but not required: fluency in written and spoken Spanish.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Submit your resume/cover letter and apply on Handshake.
Application deadline: March 26
Questions: Contact Jenna Randerson, MNUDL Program Coordinator at randerso@augsburg.edu

Now Hiring Students: Digitization Lab

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a job? We’re hiring two student positions to work with the Digital Archives. Students who can work at least 10 hours/week during the semester and 20 hours/week during summer are encouraged to apply. Get paid to build your technology skills with flexible scheduling! Apply here: http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=129068

Digitization Lab Student Assistant Posting