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After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Augsburg and our surrounding communities, Mary Laurel True will be moving on. Her last day is Friday, April 16. She will bring her great skill and passion for community engagement to a new position at the Community Action Center of Northfield.
We will have a farewell gathering for Mary Laurel in May when the weather is warmer and we can be outdoors. Please watch for the date to be set soon, and in the meantime, wish her best of luck and many thanks for all that she has given Augsburg.
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Dining services will begin meal service at 8pm for students observing Ramadan now and through April 29 (the last meal plan dinner for the semester). At these meal times, students may take with them the food needed for breakfast prior to sunrise. Please share this information with others.
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Have you secured a summer 2021 or fall 2021 internship? If yes, consider registering your experience for academic credit or for 0-Credit Augsburg Experience.
Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website to receive the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with internship-related questions.
Internship Registration Forms
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The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)
Application deadline: Thursday, May 13 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Tuesday, May 25 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)
Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.
For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
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Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.
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Orlette Tatley, a former Augsburg staff member, died on April 2, 2021. After many years of service in the library,Tatley retired in 1996. Prior to that she had worked in the college bookstore. She is remembered not only for her role on staff, but also for her enduring and generous support of Augsburg in numerous ways including as a dedicated volunteer with the Augsburg Associates. Service information is pending, updates will be available through Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home.
Boyd Koehler, associate professor emeritus, offered these words of remembrance:
“I worked closely with her at Augsburg University in the library for almost a decade and was struck by the impact she had on so many faculty, staff, and students. She was a genius in her ability to make the library a very welcoming atmosphere and also was a stellar role model for students. She created a lasting impression for all of us with her strong work ethic, her incredible sense of humor, and her moral convictions. She was an indelible embodiment of the college’s commitment to academic excellence and dedication to truth.”
Tatley obituary and service information
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The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our position of A&C Editor. Applications for this position close on April. 17 at 11:59 p.m.
*Pro tip: you do not need to be an expert in writing or editing to do well as an Echo editor. The Echo provides ample training and a welcoming team of support. If you’re interested, go for it!*
The editor of our “Arts & Culture” section is responsible for curating, editing and writing articles that provide coverage of artistic happenings and events in the Augsburg community. Some examples of A&C content includes articles that highlight cultural events on campus, spotlights the work of local artists, promotes artistic events happening in the local community, and even reviewing shows or albums by Augsburg artists. A bullet-point list of this position’s responsibilities are below:
-Be knowledgeable about artistic happenings and of artists in the Augsburg and greater Minneapolis community.
-Understand the components of a fair and adequate review.
-Plan photos in coordination with Photo Editor.
-Contribute to our welcoming and supporting team!
This position is paid $60 per newspaper issue (we release 10 issues every semester) and works 6 hours a week.
If you are interested in applying, please send over a cover letter and resume to email@example.com! Let us know if you have any questions.
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The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.
In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.
Learn more and apply here
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Chapel is cancelled today to allow people to attend the Sverdrup Lecture. We will have a recording of Kristina Frugé, Managing Director of the Christensen Center for Vocation, available in A-mail tomorrow. Please watch for the YouTube link.
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Faculty and staff –
Use your Augsburg tuition benefit to study grant writing this summer. ML599 Grant Writing is offered Monday nights on May 10, 24, June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9. All classes are online live/zoom format. If you take it for credit (3 credits), the cost to Augsburg faculty/staff is $595.50 You can also just audit the course and the cost is only $250 (no credit). For more information contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at email@example.com
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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.
Academic Skills & Tutoring Information