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Faculty Survey: Response Deadline is May 1

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Senate, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Committee, and the Classroom and Presentation Spaces Working Group have collaborated to bring you a short survey. The purpose is to identify faculty teaching experiences supported by technology, identify technology needs, and gather information about classroom needs as we continue to adapt to COVID-related changes.

The results will be used to inform future planning and will be shared with the survey sponsors, including Faculty Senate, and all faculty. The responses are confidential and all findings are reported in the aggregate. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and is due by Friday, May 1st.

Thank you for your participation.

Faculty Survey

Want To Teach, Study, or Research Abroad with Fulbright?

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright US Student Program Website

General Announcements

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 starting May 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!

Congratulations Staff Appreciation Award Nominees

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

The Staff Senate invites you to join us on May 10 to celebrate Augsburg staff! This year, we will be hosting the Staff Appreciation event on YouTube to celebrate work anniversaries, recognize Diversity and Inclusion Certificate recipients, and appreciate the 2020-21 recipients of the Outstanding Newcomer Award and the five Outstanding Staff Awards.

Here is a list of the award nominees:

Newcomer Nominees:
Kate Gray, Career Specialist, Strommen Center
Adrienne Kuchler Eldridge, Program Director, AYTI & Public Church Scholars
Aliza Verma, Program Specialist, PA Program
Marilyn Wetterer, Academic Liaison for Computing

Outstanding Staff Nominees:
Tina Brauer, Administrative Assistant, Music Department
Beth Carlson, Assistant Director, Center for Wellness & Counseling
Rev. Babette Chatman, University Pastor, Campus Ministry
Dianne Detloff, Administrative Program Coordinator, Center for Wellness and Counseling
Chris Dixon, Director of Athletic Diversity & Inclusion/Track & Field Assistant Coach
Andrea Dvorak, Associate Director of Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Education and Experience
Mulu Erana, Custodian, Facilities Management
Mike Fetting, Program Coordinator, Student Affairs
Nancy Guilbeault, Director, Center for Wellness & Counseling
Jack Hein, Assistant Director for Events and Engagement
Dan Malvin, System Administrator, Information Technology
Bryan Massich, Facilities Operations Manager
Susan Peacock, Coordinator of Custom Short Term Programs, Center for Global Education and Experience
Denielle Stepka, Assistant Director of Marketing

Nominated, but not eligible:
Alex Abraha, Assistant Director of Campus Life (last day on April 30)
Deanna Davis, Program Coordinator and Academic Advising, Professional & Graduate Studies (Staff Senator)
Alicia Quella, Program Director and Department Chair, PA Program (Faculty)

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Thank you for all you do for Augsburg.

– Augsburg Staff Senate

Be a Smart Student Using TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

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

Campus Box Closure/Suvey

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the digital survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16 2021) we will be closing all student campus boxes unless otherwise notified. Before the fall semester starts we will reassign campus boxes to all residential students. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( https://forms.gle/7VW5CUfDmkzoHVTL6 ) or send us an email (mailship@augsburg.edu) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be keep your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall. If you do not fill out the survey, we will close your campus box and return to sender any mail in the box.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will be returned to sender or recycled. We can also only forward to US addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted (July 16 2021). Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option, it is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the USPS or the University, just the Mailroom.

Applications are Now Open for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

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.

Eligibility:
– 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: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (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.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

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.

Let us know you’re interested!

Google Maps in Augsburg.edu Returns

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

You may have recently received an error message when trying to access Google Maps while logged into your Augsburg account. It appears that while it may have been previously available, Augsburg did not have Google Maps turned “On” as a non-core app available for Augsburg.edu accounts. A likely change by Google seems to have corrected what they would see as unintentional access. During our investigation, we have kept the service “Off.”

Now we’ve turned it “On.” This is a good time to remind you that Google Maps does not fall under our Education terms of service so the privacy protections are the same as the commercial Google tools. Our Core Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive) fall under an education terms of service that includes FERPA protections. We have a web page that explains all of this. http://inside.augsburg.edu/it/policies/google-apps-privacy-and-terms-of-service/

In other words, non-core apps like Google Maps will collect data like the commercial Google products so be aware of that. And we recommend not requiring students to use any non-core apps for coursework since there aren’t FERPA protections.

Google Maps returns

Study Indigenous Peoples Around the World at Model UN this Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American Model United Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to the United Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

Priority Application deadline is May 1, 2021 to apply on the Study Abroad/Away site.

Prerequisite: students must complete the POL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of May 1!

Event Announcements

Forum Presentaion, When Our Identities Conflict

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 20, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation

Register here: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/when-our-identities-conflict-learning-to-see-and-hear-each-other-across-difference/

Presenters: Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Hayward Bell, Raytheon Company RETIRED  |  Kimberly B. Davis, National Hockey League  |  Lee Tschanz, Rockwell Automation  |  Amy Wilczynski, Anderson & Rust – Borough of Allendale, NJ

What do we believe about ourselves as a people and country — the UNITED States of America? What values do we pass on to our children and their children’s children? What resonates for us, and why?

Join us for a moderated panel discussion that explores understanding our beliefs and values, what underwrites our political identities, and how to influence ourselves and our interactions in partnership and leadership across many difference points of view.

Learning Outcomes
Learn how to deeply listen to hear and recognize the humanity in ourselves and each other
Embrace paradoxes of sameness and difference, individual and group
Explore how our mindsets are shaped by our beliefs and values (what underpins our political identities)
Challenge your mindset to see bigger and broader and to go deeper to the heart level

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/when-our-identities-conflict-learning-to-see-and-hear-each-other-across-difference/

Hybrid All Hands Meeting on May 6

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email events@augsburg.edu to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Campus Kitchen Giveaway

submitted by khangc@augsburg.edu

Happy Earth Day! Campus Kitchen will be distributing 30 sustainable food bags to Augsburg students (first come first serve). These bags will include reusable straws + straw brushes, mason jars, locally-sourced fruit, and refillable containers with bulk food staple foods from Seward Coop including rice, pasta, and oats.

Join us in the Christensen Lobby Tuesday, April 27th between 12pm-1pm to grab a bag!

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7077380

Mark Your Calendar for Dianne Detloff’s Retirement Celebration

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

Dianne Detloff’s retirement celebration is on Thursday, May 6th from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.
Come with your memories, stories, appreciation and good wishes for Dianne.

With more than twenty years of dedicated service, Dianne has worked as the Administrative Program Coordinator in the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC). She has welcomed thousands of students seeking CWC services. In her position at CWC, she organized a multitude of wellbeing events, such as, the Annual CWC Health Fairs, blood drives with the Memorial Blood Center, and flu shot Clinics with Hennepin Health Care. Dianne provided the leadership for the Augsburg student EPIC program and was a mentor and supervisor for the students. Many students found meeting with the dogs from Paws for learning lowered their stress and would come to CWC or other locations on campus to be with the beloved dogs from Paws for Learning.

Dianne’s last day on campus in May 28th. You can email Dianne at detloff@augsburg.edu or call her at 612-330-1707.

Zoom link for this event.

 

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