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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Staying Safe On and Off Campus

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

As we welcome students, staff, and faculty back to campus, it’s important to remind each other of ways to stay safe on and off campus.

ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings
Be alert when walking
Walk with confidence and your head up
Do not wear headphones or have your phone out
Safety in numbers – when possible, walk in groups
ALWAYS lock your apartment doors
Lock your vehicle doors and do not leave property visible in your vehicle
DO NOT prop doors open on campus
DO NOT leave property unattended
Keep a document with information about important property (make, model, serial numbers, and distinguishing features)

Maintaining a safe campus is a community effort, and the Department of Public Safety needs your help to keep our campus safe. If you see something, say something – call Public Safety if you notice any unusual or suspicious activity.

(612) 330-1717
publicsafety@augsburg.edu
parking@augsburg.edu
CampusShield Safety App

Augsburg Department of Public Safety

Teaching and Learning

Forum Podcast ep 73: Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) answers questions from listeners that attended our July 15, 2021 webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p73/

Become a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Fellow – Apply by September 5

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Augsburg is seeking TWO faculty members to join the CTL Fellows program for a 2-year term (Sep 2021-Aug 2023). The group of six CTL fellows work closely with the Director of CTL, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, to plan, coordinate, and sometimes even host the teaching and learning programming offered to Augsburg faculty throughout the year. Each fellow receives a stipend of $500 per year as well as an additional $1000 in travel funds per year to attend additional teaching and learning focused conferences and bring ideas and information back to CTL.

The minimum qualifications for these two fellowship openings are that you must:
– be a full-time faculty member at Augsburg (tenure-track or non-tenure track),
– have at least an introductory knowledge of effective pedagogies at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and
– have completed the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (or are on track to complete it during the Fall 2021 semester)

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please complete the linked CTL Fellow Application, below, by Sunday, September 5.

If you have any questions about the position or a question about your qualifications, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright at bankers@augsburg.edu or ctl@augsburg.edu.

CTL Fellow Application

Register Today for Youth Studies Course

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in working with youth? If you see yourself working someday as a youth worker, coach, teacher, counselor, etc. then you should consider registering today for YST320 WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH. The course meets this Fall semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. This course will provide students with practical perspectives and experiences in work with children and youth. We will cover both theoretical frameworks for emancipatory work with youth and focused examinations of different types of youth work. Throughout the course, we will consider how our own positionality and experiences affect our engagements in work with youth and children. And consider adding the Youth Studies Minor to your course of studies.

CTL Teaching and Learning Reading Group (Fall)

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Join us this fall as we read and discuss the book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang. Each chapter begins with illustrative anecdotes, overviews the relevant research on student learning (in lay language), describes easy-to-implement teaching strategies, ideas, and activities to enhance student learning, and ends with a handy bullet list summary (great for skimming). This is a no-guilt book group. You are welcome at a session no matter how much or little of the reading you were able to complete.

Reading Group Meetings:
Thursday, Sept. 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Introduction & Ch. 1 Knowledge
Thursday, Oct 7, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ch. 2, 3 Knowledge
Thursday, Nov 4, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ch. 4-6 Understanding
Thursday, Dec 2, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ch. 7-9 Inspiration
Tuesday, Dec 14, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Celebration of teaching & learning

We are planning to meet in person, but welcome Zoom participants as well.

To register: Use the Registration Form linked below.

We look forward to conversations on teaching and learning the book inspires.
Kristen Chamberlain, Communication Studies, Film, and New Media and
Su Dorée, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (organizers)

P.S. If you are interested in the group but cannot meet at that time, let us know: doree@augsburg.edu

Registration Form

Forum Podcast Ep. 72: How Different Philosophies of Race Can Help Us Heal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Sheena Mason (Theory of Racelessness) deep dives into the concept of race and how by knowing more about race philosophy, we can begin to intentionally uproot racism in our everyday lives.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p72/

General Announcements

Represent Guatemala, Namibia, and Sweden at Model UN this Fall

submitted by stoddard@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!

We will accept applications until September 6, 2021 or until the program fills.

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.

Get details and Apply by September 6!

Student Workers Wanted: Study Abroad and Away Office

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (study abroad & away office) is hiring students for fall! We have TWO positions available, both with a focus on marketing and outreach, among other duties.

Students interested in using and growing their communication, marketing, graphic design, and/or social media skills are highly encouraged to apply! No study abroad/away experience is required.

Look for the CGEE student jobs on Handshake, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to your application!

Find full details and apply online via Handshake

Spring Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Application: Due September 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship for study abroad, for spring semester, is due September 15. Don’t delay!

Eligibility and application instructions can be found on the scholarship website. All students planning to study abroad for the spring semester should check it out!

Study Abroad & Away is for every Auggie. It’s never too early, or too late, to learn more about how off-campus opportunities can work for you! To search programs and schedule an advising appointment, visit

studyabroad.augsburg.edu

FEA Scholarship information and online application

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

IT Tips: Steps for Preventing Getting Locked Out

submitted by lindn@augsburg.edu

As faculty and staff come back to campus, we wanted to make people aware of some steps to prevent the headache of being locked out of your account when you arrive. If you have not been on campus recently, please check out the following link before coming back to campus. As always, if you need further assistance, please reach out to your LFC.

Return to Campus Account Lockout Prevention

Student Workers Wanted: Athletics Sports Information

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Athletics Sports Information is seeking 5-10 student employees for 2021-22 academic year. If you enjoy sports, this is a great job for you! Work home athletic events and get paid. Hours are flexible, directly reflecting the home athletic event schedule. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills and gain new experiences. If you are interested in learning more, you can view the job on Handshake or email holmesa@augsburg.edu

Sports Information Student Assistant – Job Posting

Faculty and Staff: Remember to Complete Your Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program Workshops

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program workshops are offered before the start of school and throughout the academic year. To find and register for workshops, visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Events Calendar at https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/events-calendar/.

A full listing of all workshops can also be found at the link below.

Note: Always check the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Events Calendar the day of your scheduled workshop for last minute day, time, and/or location changes.

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program 2021-2022 Schedule

Student Employee Position in the CLASS Office

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

The CLASS Disability Resources Office is hiring one additional student employee (access assistant) for this academic year for approximately 8-10 hours a week. The CLASS Office leads the Augsburg community in advancing disability access and equity. We welcome any student to apply for this position that wants to help us in upholding our mission. Availability to work on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am is needed at this time. Please visit Handshake to apply.

Hiring Student Employees – Training

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Friday Sept 3rd 1:00-2:00pm
Student Managers who wish to learn more about the updated process for posting positions and hiring student workers are encouraged to attend a virtual training session this Friday Sept 3rd from 1-2pm. The session will cover creating requisitions, reviewing applicants, recommending students for hire, and the Human Resources onboarding process for new student workers. The first part of the training will show a typical posting cycle, while the second will focus on your questions.

Join Hiring Student Employees Training Friday Sept 3rd 1:00-2:00pm

Faculty and Staff: Career Readiness Resources

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center knows many of you are already supporting the career readiness of students by reviewing their resumes, talking to them about looking for a job, or connecting them to people in your network.

That is why this year we’ve created Grab and Go pre-built career readiness workshops to support you as you support students. These workshops can be instructed by you and will provide you with up-to-date best practices on how to write a resume and cover letter, how to search for a job or internship, and how to prepare for an interview.

You can find out more about these resources and get connected to the workshops on Strommen’s Community Moodle site by visiting our Faculty Resources page.

Faculty & Staff Career Readiness Resources

Student Job: Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

submitted by ruckels@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for detail-oriented and adaptable student worker to provide administrative support for the Office of Admissions by supporting the daily functions of the Operations team. Please review the full job description and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus Student Jobs’
2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account
3. Search Jobs
4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs
5. Apply for the: Operation Specialist Assistant position
Or visit: http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=135048

6. Submit the Operation Specialist Assistant Form (https://forms.gle/1RZN6Jy7soFnkoTk9)to help us get to know you better

http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=135048

Student Workers Wanted for Financial Aid Office

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

Student Financial Services is seeking 2-3 student employees for the Assistant Enrollment Counselor position. This is a great opportunity to gain new professional skills in an office setting. Important skills that you will develop and/or cultivate are:

• Interpersonal Communications
• Problem Solving
• Project Management

If you are interested, please APPLY NOW on Handshake or through the link below. If you have any questions about the position, please email our office at studentfinances@augsburg.edu.

Learn more and apply today!

HR and Payroll Change Forms Due by 12 p.m. Friday, September 3

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Friday, September 3rd to be processed on the September 10th (9/10) pay date. This includes routine forms for HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email payroll@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by the end of the day Friday, September 3rd so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday noon deadline in order for your timesheet to be accepted and hours to be paid.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission.
Please contact hr@augsburg.edu and cc Payroll for questions.

HR & Payroll Closed: September 6th, 2021
Additionally, HR & Payroll will be out of office Monday, September 6th along with the University in recognition of the Holiday. We will return the following day, Tuesday September 7th to regular hours of operation and answer any questions you had over the holiday weekend.

Thank you and go Auggies!
Human Resources and Payroll Team

Back to School, Keep Your Cool With 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

Theater Department Welcome Back Meeting

submitted by moellerj@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in theater? Want to know when our productions will take place and how you can be a part of them?
Join us for our Welcome Back Meeting! This is a great opportunity to meet everyone and learn more about ways to be involved.

Welcome Back Meeting
Thursday, September 2, 4 – 5pm
Tjornholm- Nelson Theater

We look forward to seeing you!

You’re Invited – RLN/TPL/PHI Fall Kick Off

submitted by eldridge@augsburg.edu

All Augsburg students have the opportunity to take RLN 100 & 200: Religion, Vocation, and the Search for Meaning I & II. This is an incredible gift to all students. What you learn there, you can take anywhere!

You are invited to join students and professors from the Religion and Philosophy Department for a Fall Kick Off on Tuesday, September 21st at 4:30pm on the first floor of the Hagfors Center. Join us to learn more about RLN 100 & 200 and to hear from students and professors. We will share more about the majors and minors in this department, share a meal, and create connections.

Just as a reminder, masks will be required at all times when inside the Hagfors Center and participants must remain at a 6ft distance when eating. Also, please make sure to utilize the CampusClear app so we can assure the health and safety for all students, staff, and faculty. Thank you. See you there!

RSVP Here for the Tues, Sept 21st RLN/TPL/PHI Fall Kick Off

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 15

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to you, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, September 15

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for great gift cards!

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away & get a fair preview!

Join the MN Urban Debate League’s “Back to Debate” Supply Drive

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

JOIN OUR BACK-TO-DEBATE 2021 SUPPLY DRIVE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities area.

We’re planning to shift back to in-person programming with COVID-19 precautions in place- which means we need new supplies!

Help us meet the moment by donating new or gently used supplies, including:

– Expanding file folders
– 1-inch+ binders
– Highlighters
– Sticky notes
– Legal pads
– Black, blue, and red pens

Check out our Amazon wishlist & help us equip our high school national topic debaters by the first tournament on September 25th! https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/19POQ77IQ7J7G/guest-view

If you or your workplace have gently-used supplies, please contact us at mnudl@augsburg.edu so we can set up a time for pickup/dropoff.

Or, make a flexible cash or check donation. $25 covers the entry fees for a student’s first debate tournament! Become a one-time or monthly giver now and you’ll set more students up for success in the first season. https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/donate-2/

Join Our Supply Drive

Chapel: Blessing of the River Semester

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am today as we offer a blessing for the leaders and participants of the River Semester. Professor Joe Underhill will share a reflection about the semester and the campus pastors will offer a blessing before the group departs. Our musician today is Tom Witt. Chapel services will be recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Recording of yesterday’s chapel service

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis in the Somali Community

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Thursday, September 30 at 4-5 pm
Webinar sponsored by Interfaith at Augsburg and Muslim Student Association with thanks to the Batalden Ethics Grant.

Please join us for a panel discussion with:

Imam Abdisalam Adam, Assistant Principal of Highland High School in St. Paul, member of the Fridley School Board; former Augsburg Interfaith Fellow
Cadnaan Deeq, former Augsburg student
Farhia Budul, CPRS, CPP, FPRS, Executive Director, Niyyah Recovery Initiative
Niyyah Recovery Initiative (NRI) is the first Recovery Community Organization in the nation to provide culturally responsive peer recovery support, education, awareness and advocacy in the East African immigrant, refugee, and Muslim population in Minnesota.

Description:
At a time when the local Somali community is facing a crisis of opioid addiction, we will hear the perspectives of a community leader and educator, an expert in culturally responsive peer recovery support, and a student. In addition to learning more about the crisis we will focus on ways religious communities, health care providers and Augsburg are responding and might collaborate in the future. There will be time for questions from participants.

Registration

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lEW5MOKmTZqlCv-eLEEPxQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Support My Sister’s Donors Choose Campaign

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

My name is Rebecca Froehlich and I am a staff member for Augsburg University as the Development & Communications for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

My little sister is an English teacher at Tenor High School in Milwaukee, WI. This will be her first year teachign in person.

As her students are returning to in-person learning, she is trying to create a more home-like environment for students in her classroom through sensory items and different learning modalities.

I would appreciate any support at any level for her work.

Here is her Donors Choose campaign: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/make-a-classroom-feel-like-a-home/5772129/

Support Miss Rachel’s Donors Choose

Now Hiring: FT, AmeriCorps, and Contract Roles at MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Operations Coordinator:

The Operations Coordinator plays an essential role in implementing the administrative and operation systems for the Minnesota Urban Debate League program. The pay range is $38,000-42,000 yearly. Augsburg University provides full benefits; additionally after one year, employees are eligible for tuition remission – a great benefit to further a degree for yourself or a dependent.
Learn more about the job and apply via Augsburg University: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=134449

Community Debate Liaison – AmeriCorps VISTA

The Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA role deadline has been extended to October 1st. Gain professional development in the nonprofit field while expanding the capacity of our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. An AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship is a great way to make a career change to the nonprofit field or prepare yourself for further education. Learn more and apply via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hiring/jobs/2681098552/detail/

Community Coach & Judge Roles

We are looking for community coaches for the 2020-21 season. Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred. We pay our coaches $2,250 for the September-December season and we pay judges $55 a day to judge. Contact Jake Swede at swedej@augsburg.edu if you fit the description and are interested!

Contract Photographer

We are searching for a contract tournament & event photographer. We are seeking experienced photographers with their own gear who can capture the excitement of tournaments, from rounds to award ceremonies. Weekend availability required in fall. Please contact mnudl@augsburg.edu with photo samples so we can set up a further conversation.

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