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Augsburg Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for Students, Faculty, and Staff

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is implementing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, faculty, and staff for fall semester. Documented medical and non-medical exemptions will apply.

Learn more in this email from Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow:

Email from Paul Pribbenow to faculty and staff.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BTALtRZBsDhowtUh3FEprNCxn84AyBJZ/view

Email from Paul Pribbenow to students.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FnQ9bqa3tUkychrwibiCItGH2FE4Eo9-/view

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Augsburg Local: Twin Cities Black Owned Restaurants Survey

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Thank you Auggie students, faculty, and staff for taking the time to fill out this four-question survey.

Together, the Pan-Afrikan Center, Environmental Action Committee, and SABO Center are working together to spread awareness and engagement to local Twin Cities Black owned businesses. We would like your opinion on your favorite black own restaurant near the Augsburg Community.

* Complete the form by July 18, 2021 at 7 p.m.*

Fill out form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LSCzPnImkD_aVVMtHS87pAOl15cP8Z6wESYM-NOrgJ8/viewform

Thank you Auggies!
Pan-Afrikan Center/ PAC Fellow- Tesha Mitchell

If you have any questions, please contact Azania Tripp, Pan-Afrikan Center Director at tripp@augsburg.edu

Dining Services Job Opportunities

submitted by johns184@augsburg.edu

More than ever, a “Welcome Back to Campus” is exciting to hear. We are happy to see everyone again!

Augsburg Dining Services has several employment opportunities this fall semester. Positions at Nabo, Einstein’s and the Commons are available. Along with a competitive wage, meals are provided, and a Flex Point signing bonus upon completing 30 days of employment.

If interested, please stop at the office on the second floor of Christensen Center.

Thank you.

Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second 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 some hours during this summer and the Fall semester! 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!

Drawing for Prizes Worth up to $500 for Vaccinated Students by August 31

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

All students vaccinated by August 31 are eligible to enter a drawing for a series of prizes that include either a $200 VISA gift card, a parking pass for the 2021-22 academic year (surface lot and street parking only) or $500 discounts on Augsburg dining and bookstore purchases.

To enter the drawing, you must have received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before 11:59 p.m. on August 31. By entering this raffle, you give Augsburg University permission to confirm your vaccination status with the Minnesota Department of Health or to contact you to upload an image of your vaccination card to validate your vaccination status.

This fall, vaccinated students will no longer be required to quarantine (if no symptoms) if exposed to someone with COVID-19. Learn more about the vaccines here: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/vaccine-info/

As a reminder, the Augsburg University Helpline is available to answer questions from students, faculty, and staff. Email helpline@augsburg.edu or call 612-474-3100.

Prize Details:

Two winners will receive $500 in Augsburg dining services flex points OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Two winners will receive an Augsburg commuter or resident student parking permit for the academic year OR a $200 VISA card.

Two winners will receive a $500 discount at the bookstore OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Enter the raffle here.

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 theUnited 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!

We will accept applications until September 1, 2021 or until the program fills.

Prerequisite: students must complete thePOL 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 September1!

Event Announcements

Interested in Hosting International Students for Dinner?

submitted by nguyentt@augsburg.edu

A new semester is just around the corner, and luckily we are expecting new international students to join us this fall—representing countries like Malaysia, Nigeria, Italy, China, Norway, and Bangladesh to name a few!

Our office, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in hosting our new international students for a dinner off-campus in your home.

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time: Pick up at 5 p.m. with a return to campus around 7 p.m.

We ask that our hosts pick up students from campus and return them once dinner is completed. The new incoming group will consist of 20+ international students.

COVID status: All the new international students coming from abroad are required to follow the CDC and MDH guidelines, with a required 7-day quarantine (unvaccinated students), and COVID testing on day 3-5 upon arrival.
All students will show proof of a negative COVID test prior to traveling to the United States (tested 72 hours before departure), proof of recovery and/or proof of vaccination.

Any students needing quarantine, will have ended this period on August 25. And will have been offered to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

Sign up to host dinner: International Students

URGO Summer Research Presentations (NSMSCS)

submitted by wentzelm@augsburg.edu

On Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27, from 10:00am to 4:00 pm, Augsburg URGO Researchers from Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click the link to join!
https://augsburg.zoom.us/my/mwentzel

Monday’s Schedule

10:00 Ben Morris (Matt Beckman) Studying Hedgehog Expression Via Imaginal Discs
10:15 Brooke Leone (Ana Ribeiro) Lower Cross Syndrome Risk Factors in Augsburg Female Hockey Players
10:30 Evan Meagher (Ben Binder) Myosin 8 in Tetrahymena Thermophila
10:45 Ed Loubaki (Ben Binder) Probing The Function of Tetrahymena Actin
11:00 Ilhan Ahmed (Ben Binder) Designing a Myosin-YFP Fusion Protein

11:15-1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 Salman Abdulle (Matt Beckman) Expressing Daphnia Hedgehog Gene in E.Coli.
1:15 William Gallagher (Matt Beckman) “Manganese Toxicity in SH SY5Y cells
1:30 Mihret Gelata and Hayat Ali (Michael Wentzel) You are not alone….In Organic Chemistry
1:50 Yomiyu Gafesu and Sydney Namie (David Crowe) Comparison of movement and neural signals in a genetic model of schizophrenia
2:05 Raine Thao (Michael Wentzel) One-Pot Hot Pot Reaction

2:05-2:30 Afternoon Break

2:30 Branwen Jorenby (Matt Beckman) Studying the Hedgehog Pathway through the Eyes of Fruit Flies
2:45 Tom Erickson (David Crowe) Reduced information carrying during task performance measuring cognitive deficits in an animal model of schizophrenia
3:15 Taw Bee (Michael Wentzel) 99 Ways to Not Make the Perfect Oatmeal
3:30 Rachel Ferkin (Michael Wentzel) Biginelli Synthesis Inspiring Future Reactions
3:45 Justin Holewa (Leon van Eck) Does aphid feeding trigger the production of H2O2 in wild barley?

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