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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

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

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring 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.

Teaching and Learning

Apply for the MINNE Fellowship – Deadline March 31

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

Med School/Physician Panel TODAY and PA Alumni Panel TOMORROW

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

RSVP Now to Join the “Wellness in Color” Conversation

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, April 12 from 3:10 pm to 4:10 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.”

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. Use the linked RSVP form to let us know you would like to join.

Wellness in Color Podcast Discussion | Monday, April 12 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | ZOOM

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion

General Announcements

New Augsburg Experience: Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice

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.

Here is the website to learn more information:
https://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=55727

If you have any questions email Azania Tripp the Pan-Afrikan Director
Tripp@augsburg.edu

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Collaborated Response from AASA, HWT, PASS

submitted by vangh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:

Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- Link via Auggie Life Event to be updated soon

Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq

For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, event titled: Facilitated Conversations around Healing and Justice: Countering Racial Violence in the US. Note that this space is aimed at creating space for BIPOC students, staff, and faculty- https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191

Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–www.apahenational.org

If you would like to participate or have questions regarding any of the following spaces, please email panasian@augsburg.edu for more information.

The Intersection of Religion and Science: A Conversation with Aisha Mohamed ’16

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

In early March, Aisha Mohamed ’16 explored the intersection of of religion and science as she shares her own experience of being a Muslim and a biology major at Augsburg. While at Augsburg she was active in MSA and was an Interfaith Scholar and now is a second year student at University of Minnesota Medical School. Following Aisha’s insightful comments, Augsburg students Busad Ismael and Isaac Tade added their responses and questions. If you missed the event, it is now available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

YouTube Link

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry.

We move closer to Jesus and his cross. Sufjan Stevens sings: “there is no shade in the shadow of the cross.” The cross is where suffering is revealed…and then refracted to healing.

The brokenness of the world, of ourselves, is not ultimate. Jesus went the way of pain, turning suffering to healing; separation to community; death to life. We are led this week by Nate Crary and Luther Seminary student Hannah Sackett.

Liturgy of the Hours

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague Before April 10

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

This year, the Staff Senate will host a virtual Staff Appreciation Event on May 10. We are celebrating Augsburg staff in several ways:

– We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/Lg8T2b6B5WLeiDZz8

– Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted through April 9th. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

– We are also inviting Augsburg staff to tell us: what are you proud of this year? Did you pick up a new hobby, accomplish a difficult task, or just make it through a challenging year? Share your story with the Augsburg community by filming a short (less than 1 minute) video that will be featured during the Staff Appreciation Event. Videos can be submitted through this link: https://forms.gle/Ha5vZM36kx1dNQp37

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2021) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the virtual event on May 10.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

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

Barbara West Is Retiring After 24 Years of Service

submitted by kwameros@augsburg.edu

Barbara West, Director of Student Teacher Placement/Licensing, shared with the Education Department and the university her decision to retire, at the end of this academic year. We are grateful for Barbara’s service, as she has contributed much to Augsburg over the past 24 years. Barbara has played, with others over the years, a significant role in the Augsburg journey! For her long years of service, the Education Department has nominated Barbara for emeritus status, as one way and possibility of recognizing the contributions of non-tenure-track faculty with 15+ years of service to the institution. The recommendation will be brought to the Board for approval at the end of the current academic year.

Please pause, with us, for a moment to reflect on how the institution is strengthened by the many contributions of individual faculty and staff, and how each brings a unique gift as a “thread” to a broader story and narrative that is made stronger over time. In this light and journey, please help me thank Barbara West for her service: Thank you Barbara for your work and service to the department, university, field and to our students.

Registrar’s Office Zoom and In Person Services

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

The Registrar’s office staff are now available to meet in-person at the enrollment center window. You can stop by Monday thru Friday between 10am – 2pm for assistance with registration, transfer, petition and graduation questions. Please make sure you wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing.

Additionally, the Registrar’s office will offer zoom drop-in hours during the registration period. Please refer to the calendar for dates and details.

Registration Period Zoom Drop-In Hours

Support for Augsburg Family After Parents’ Deaths (COVID)

submitted by lutterma@augsburg.edu

As Augsburg’s CGEE-Mexico Site Director, I want to thank the entire Augsburg community for sharing your condolences with the family of Augsburg-Mexico employees Moises Rios (50) & Isabel Sánchez (48), a married couple who died of COVID-19 last month. I especially want to thank all of you who made incredibly generous donations to the family through the GoFundMe campaign to support the Rios-Sanchez family, including 11-year-old Sliri (pronounced “Es-leer-y”): https://www.gofundme.com/f/supportriosanchezfamily

This fundraising campaign was organized by Mary Laurel True, who participated in Augsburg’s first semester program in Mexico in 1979, and four other former CGEE-Mexico students who studied here, as well as myself. Our goal is to raise US $20,000 to support the family. 25% of the funds raised will be dedicated to Sliri’s education since there is no longer public high school in Mexico. We want to make sure that Sliri is able to go to high school and college, which was her parents’ dream – that she be the first in the family to graduate and attend college. “Maybe Augsburg,” Isabel used to say with a shy smile. Thank you again for your empathy & generosity, Ann Lutterman-Aguilar

https://www.gofundme.com/f/supportriosanchezfamily

https://www.gofundme.com/f/supportriosanchezfamily

Event Announcements

Coalition of Asian American Leaders: Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) is hosting Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate.

Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate in being hosted by the AsianMinnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) as a public community event to hear from
leaders and community members about what has been occurring in Minnesota and
nationwide, and how to work together to take action against violence and hate.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00PM – 6:30PM CST
Register at caalmn.org

Speakers include: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, MDHR Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, CAAL
Network & Executive Director Bo Thao-Urabe, and others.

https://secure.everyaction.com/j3jHz8Wxb0aKRnHQfokpUA2?emci=c859d71a-f081-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=4f71d141-f381-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=9611101

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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

Conversations on Healing and Justice: Confronting Racial Violence in the US

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage

Focused Conversation on the Grow Sustainably Task Force: TOMORROW

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

Art and Activism

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Thursday, April 1st
4:30pm-5:45pm
Join the Sabo Center for our 3rd installment of Social Change Virtual Dialogue Series. We will be joined by 3 artists and activists to talk about the intersection where art and activism meet. We will discuss how art influences social change as well as hear about the work the artists and activists are doing in their communities, and students will have the change to engage with our guests on the topic. Guest panelists will be announced soon.
This event will be via Zoom. Register in Auggie Life

Join Auggie Connect for “Disability in the Workplace”

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Ever wonder if/when you should disclose your disability to an employer? What if your boss says no when you request a reasonable accommodation? Should you talk about your disability in a job interview? What are some tips for finding your next job? 

Join us at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29. Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS office, will lead a discussion on disability in the workplace, requesting accommodations, and knowing your legal rights.

Auggie Connect is available to students with disabilities each Monday 3:30-4:30 PM. If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact ccharles@augsburg.edu 

Zoom Meeting ID: 9990654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Auggie Connect Zoom meeting

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Now Hiring: Resource and Curriculum Intern for MNUDL

submitted by reiswige@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

Personal Care Assistant Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work every Sunday’s 3:00pm- 10:00pm and some hours during this summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!