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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg Mask Policy Remains the Same in Common Spaces and Outdoors

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

All students, staff, and faculty must wear face coverings in any common areas (anywhere outside of an individual office or residential unit) while on Augsburg property, even after being fully vaccinated. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz mandated, beginning on Saturday, July 25, 2020, that face coverings be worn in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible to maintain. “You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace,” according to the CDC guidelines for vaccinated people.

https://inside.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/facstaff/#coverings

Teaching and Learning

Still Looking for Fulbright Candidates

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

Last Chance to Submit the Faculty Survey

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.

Take the Faculty Survey

Recording of “Creativity and Agency During COVID-19: Lessons from the River”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

If you were unable to attend the inspiring EDTalk on Wednesday, you can find a recording of it linked below.

“Creativity and Agency during COVID: Lessons from the River”: This EDTalk will feature a discussion of ways to use our time during the pandemic to develop new ways of “teaching by doing and by example.” Joe Underhill will talk about the evolving nature of the River Semester and the plans for new river boats as a way to engage students in a project that can be an example for them of how to get creative and maintain a sense of agency when we face so many daunting challenges.

Past EDTalks can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/past-events/edtalks/.

“Creativity and Agency during COVID: Lessons from the River”

General Announcements

Fill Out this Survey for a Chance to Win a Giftcard

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Local and the Dining Services Committee need your input! Three Augsburg community members who fill out this survey will be entered into a raffle to win a gift-card from a local restaurant.

Augsburg Local is an initiative at Augsburg to leverage Augsburg’s purchasing power to support local businesses, farmers, organizations, and initiatives. It intentionally focuses on Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC)- & Femme/Trans/Woman (FTW)-owned businesses and farmers. The Dining Services Committee is a group of students, staff, and representatives from Dining Services working together to improve dining on campus. For more information and/or to get involved in our efforts, please email: augsburglocal@augsburg.edu

Together with you, we hope to create a salad(s) made by and for the Augsburg community with an emphasis on environmentally sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We will use the information from this survey as we create a delicious salad over summer 2021 to be served at Nabo starting in fall 2021.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYY30DDHyXDziegM9DKo7-mfyDiBoEKoz8ekz4fvLpoa7Qmg/viewform

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!

Interested in Being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by dahirr@augsburg.edu

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)
Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics
-Biochemistry

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2021. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

2021-2022 STEM PEER MENTORING APPLICATION

Join Model UN in Chicago 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!

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

Event Announcements

Hybrid All Hands Meeting Next Thursday

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

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.

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

Join us to Celebrate Dianne Detloff’s Retirement

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 an Administrative Program Coordinator in the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC). She has welcomed thousands of students to CWC services. She provided leadership for annual CWC Health Fairs, provided leadership for the Augsburg student EPIC program, brought Paws for Learning to campus, organized blood donations with the Memorial Blood Center, arranged flu clinics, and has created a multitude of student programs and events.

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

The zoom link for this event is below

Please come join us to CELEBRATE!

Dianne Detloff’s Retirement (CWC)

Baccalaureate and Interfaith Sending for Class of 2021

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

To honor the Augsburg Class of 2021 and mark the completion of their studies, Campus Ministry would like to offer two online services that would usually have been held on campus. The entire Augsburg community is invited to participate in these services.

The first is our Baccalaureate Service https://youtu.be/xAJYkbpYj3M, which is a festive service of music and word held for the graduating class, friends, and family members celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg and offering our blessings to you as you go out into the world. This is a Christian worship service, open to all. The online service this year is filled with joy and thanksgiving. Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres offers a blessing sermon for the class and the service features music performed by University Organist Mark Sedio, the Global Harmony choir, and student singers. A pdf of the bulletin is available online http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/Baccalaureate_service_2021.pdf. An audio-description version of the service is also available.

You are also invited to watch the Interfaith Community Sending service. https://youtu.be/4Y4tLtk7dl0 Graduating students of all religious and secular identities are invited to watch this interfaith service celebrating your educational journey. This service is a special time of reflection and blessing led by the Interfaith Scholar Cohort of 2020-21.

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