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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Building Access Update

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

As we approach the start of the fall semester, there will be some changes to building access to help facilitate a transition back to campus and in-person instruction. The changes to building access began on 8/25 – please read below to see how building access will be changing.

The following buildings will be open to the public from 7 am – 7 pm and will be accessible by fob from 7 pm – 10 pm:
– Lindell Library (hours will vary based on when the Library is open)
– Sverdrup
– Memorial
– Science
– Old Main
– Christensen Center
– Oren Gateway Center
– Anderson Lower Level

The following buildings will remain on fob access only from 7 am – 10 pm (with the exception of scheduled events):
– Hagfors Center
– Foss Center
– Anderson Music Hall
– Kennedy Center/Si-Melby
– Ice Arena

Please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Teaching and Learning

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

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

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/

General Announcements

HR and Payroll Change Forms Due Today: 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

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.

Two student Worker Positions Open in CGEE – Marketing, Outreach, Communications

submitted by leess8@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 Sept 15

submitted by leess8@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

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester classes have a travel component on spring break. These programs are open to students in good standing:

**ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC

**WRITING LA DOLCE VITA: FOOD, CULTURE AND ART IN ITALY

Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website

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

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!

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

Event Announcements

TODAY: Training for Hiring Student Employees

Friday Sept 3rd 1:00-2:00 p.m.
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 1-2 p.m. 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.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95236041481?pwd=cVI1dmZMazZ3bXNnZXJNS2hCUDFXdz09

Student Organizations—Sign up for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg

submitted by huntert2@augsburg.edu

Calling all student organizations!

Sign up to be a vendor during this year’s Taste of Augsburg Homecoming event. Interact with fellow students, alumni, and friends of the university while fundraising for your student group!

As a vendor, students are encouraged to sell a product (food, pom poms, etc.), or a service (carnival game, face painting, etc.). Groups are responsible for the cost of the product/service, but any profit made will be yours to keep.

See more important details below:

Booths tied to the football game will have an option to close at 1 pm.
Alumni Relations will be awarding up to $1,000 in seed money for student groups & athletic teams to help purchase supplies. Money will be awarded on a rolling basis until all money is spent.
Up to $100 for groups offering food—main or side dishes
Up to $50 for groups offering dessert or beverage items
$25-$50 for groups offering games or activities

Fill out the Seed Money Application by Friday, September 23, 2021.

Vendor Registration is open through Friday, September 17, 2021.

Remember, first come first serve to claim booth items—so start talking to your group now.

Questions? Contact Tia’Lana Hunter at huntert2@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1171.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SIGN-UP

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 15

submitted by leess8@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

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

Forum Webinar Engaging with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers and Employees

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: September 16, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenters: Vannessa LeBoss, Communication Service for the Deaf  |  Craig Radford, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
Cost: Free
Registration: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/engaging-with-deaf-hard-of-hearing-customers-and-employees/

Every day, one to two million Deaf Americans are forced to communicate either through a third party or secondary language in order to reach customer support. This session will share new technology and resources now available today that will allow your organization to provide direct video communication for customer support in sign language instead of relying on outdated third party interpreters or TTY’s. Learn how to create jobs and hire qualified deaf employees with ease, while providing equitable customer support and gaining customers from an untapped market in the process.

Learning Outcomes
Understand the pros & cons of current customer support methods & equitable options now available
Learn why one in four deaf quit due to discrimination, and how to avoid isolation for people with a disability
Learn innovative ways to reach an untapped two million plus customer market and internally create jobs

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/engaging-with-deaf-hard-of-hearing-customers-and-employees/

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Now Hiring: FT, AmeriCorps, and Contract Positions at the 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.

Learn More & Apply

Support My Little Sister’s Donors Choose Campaign

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

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 teaching 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. She is about $100 away from reaching her goal.

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

Donate to Miss Rachel’s Donors Choose Campaign