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Get Paid to do Summer Research – URGO Info Sessions

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded ($6,000 for full-time researchers) to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu.

November 17th and 18th, 5-6pm in Hagfors 301

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program in D.C. is Live

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program, held in Washington, DC, designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

The Program has two major components: First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics, and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Program Benefits:

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

The Program provides a stipend for $3,300.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Application deadline is February 15th, 2022

Contact urgo@augsburg.edu for application assistance

Apply Now!

Educational Workshop: Power and Privilege (Inclusion Scholars Series)

submitted by mouak1@augsburg.edu

Multicultural Life is hosting a workshop called “Power and Privilege.” This event will take place on November 15th from 10:30am-11:30am in the Marshall room.

This is a core workshop for Inclusion Scholars. This workshop focuses on the power, privilege and social identity characteristics.

To learn more about inclusion scholars click on the link below: https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/inclusion-scholars/

Click on the link below to register or learn more about the event.
https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7568062

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact mss@augsburg.edu.

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Facebook: Power and Privilege Post

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Central America and Southern Africa offer Auggies the opportunity to spend a transformative semester immersed in community abroad. With a small cohort of peers, you will engage with the courses, the places you visit, and the people you meet. These programs are perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. The programs listed below are available in both fall and spring semesters. You can use all your financial aid, receive an automatic $1500 Travel Grant, and you can apply for additional scholarships, too!

Check out the options:

CENTRAL AMERICA: Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement

~~three countries in one semester: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador

~~Courses in Spanish, Religion, History or Women’s & Gender Studies, and Political Science

~~Host family stays help you improve Spanish skills quickly

~~All courses in English, no Spanish knowledge required

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind

~~travel to South Africa and Namibia in one semester, FREE airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022

~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness

~~Internships available in a variety of fields

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for fall semester programs

Get more information about classes and costs, and apply online here

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only)

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

APPLY BY

~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

General Announcements

Augsburg AAUP Chapter Congratulations New Leaders

submitted by lansing@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of Augsburg’s AAUP Chapter: Lindsay Starck, President; Matthew Beckman, Vice President; and Jill Dawe, Secretary. Since 1966, the Augsburg Chapter of AAUP has worked to ensure strong faculty participation in
shared governance, especially regarding compensation, gender equity, and the academic
program; to advocate for equal treatment and for democratic structures in faculty governance; and to protect the interests of students and faculty in matters of academic freedom.

Get Your Flu Shot at the People’s Center Clinic

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

It’s important to keep up with preventive health care at all times, especially during a pandemic. Augsburg isn’t able to host a flu shot event due to staffing shortages this year, but the People’s Center Clinic on the corner of Riverside and 20th avenues is providing flu vaccinations during its open hours and welcomes members of the Augsburg community to make an appointment to get their shot. The clinic is an easy walking distance from campus. You can schedule a time that works for your workday or class schedule. To make an appointment, call 612-332-4973 or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/schedule-a-visit

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? Use 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

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences from Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Bookstore Accounts are Opening for Spring — Here’s What You Need to Know

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

Bookstore charge accounts will open the day after you’ve registered for spring term. The last day to charge online orders is Sunday, January 16th, 2022. The last day to charge in-store purchases is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Due to the financial aid cycle, you can only charge expenses to your bookstore account during this specific period. Be sure to plan ahead!

The full bookstore policy is available on the Student Financial Services webpage, link is below.

Bookstore Policy

Where to Find Human Resources Information and Forms

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet (inside.augsburg.edu). All necessary forms can be found at (https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/forms/) where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at (https://augsburg.leapfile.net).

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below:
studentemployment@augsburg.edu ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions
payroll@augsburg.edu ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions
hr@augsburg.edu ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Retention: Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join Katie Bishop, assistant provost of academic affairs, for a discussion of student success and retention at Augsburg.

Focused Conversation: Retention

Thursday, November 18

Noon

Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Performers and Volunteers Needed: Put in Your RSVP Now – HWT x PASS Hmong New Year

submitted by hermm6@augsburg.edu

You’re invited!
Hmong Women Together is collaborating with Pan Asian Student Services to host the first Hmong New Year at Augsburg! At this event, we will have traditional Hmong food, activities, and local performers. We hope to celebrate the new year with you and have a great time! Don’t forget to bring your friends & families!!
Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Student Lounge, Christensen Center
Address: Christensen Center, 720 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

**Please RSVP here and GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AS THEY’RE FREE & LIMITED!!**
Link for Augsburg students, staff & faculty to RSVP on Auggie Life:
https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7584922

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hwt-x-pass-hmong-new-year-tickets-207748801257
*Performers and Volunteers do not need tickets to enter, but still required to check in*

NOTE: Masks are still mandatory in our campus buildings, so please bring your mask and wear except when eating.

**If you would like to perform at our Hmong New Year, please submit your form ASAP as there are limited spots available! We are inclusive of all cultures & types of performances, click link below for more details & sign up!!**
Non-augsburg students, staff, and faculty can perform as well.
Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVA_d307sG_tKOyXuYnQ_4thTBXYw_vkmERBTy-RlCXoNAjw/viewform

**If you would like to be a volunteer for our Hmong New Year, please sign up ASAP by using the link below: Non-augsburg students, staff, and faculty can volunteer as well.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRcaQrEClMc4kFf_eMAGUOASh54rmweEi4JQBY2qfOO–YEg/viewform

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at hermm6@augsburg.edu or vangcc7@augsburg.edu

Updated Hours: Open Enrollment Computer Lab

submitted by windnag@augsburg.edu

Need help submitting your Open Enrollment form? Human Resources is here for you! Members from the HR team will be available on Wednesday, November 10 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab). Please note the updated hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with questions

Graduate Studies In Psychology Alumni Panel Thursday 11/18

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Psychology Club and psychology department are hosting a live Zoom event on Thursday, 11/18 from 6:30 – 7:30pm where we’ll be talking with psychology alumni and faculty about preparing for graduate studies. Come hear more from students like yourself who are attending different types of graduate schools, as well as from faculty who will describe some great tips to consider as you plan the next potential steps in your career and education.

To receive a calendar invite and Zoom link, please RSVP below.

RSVP to Live Zoom Event

Applying for Paid STEM Internships through SciTech

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Looking for an internship experience for spring or summer that is with a smaller company with a STEM context? Come to a workshop to learn about the program from SciTech staff. They will even walk you through the application process.

Two attendance options!

VIRTUAL: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm over Zoom
https://forms.gle/UJfqgi5uzh8VCcfQ6

IN-PERSON: November 18th, 4:30-5:3pm in Hagfors 150B
https://forms.gle/VoXePABA6c2mM3P79

Learn more about the SciTech STEM Internship Program from SciTech staff
Hear about past student internship company placements and experiences
Ask any questions you may have about the program or process
Complete the SciTech application as part of the session

About SciTech:
The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

SciTech was created in 2011 to address Minnesota’s STEM workforce needs. Since its inception, SciTech has helped nearly 2,200 students find paid internships in small and medium-sized Minnesota companies.

Questions? Email stem@augsburg.edu.

TOMORROW: Workshop on Friday 11/12: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Want to learn more about off-campus research opportunities in STEM? The National Science Foundation supports programs called Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs.

On Friday, November 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to search for and apply to summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM
Format: Virtual over Zoom

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link below.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

Biomedical Engineering Summer Research Program

The Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Biomedical Informatics at Wake Forest School of Medicine will offer several summer research opportunities in 2022 focusing on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and other biomedical engineering and informatics topics. Students selected for this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will receive a stipend and on-campus housing. Exciting biomedical engineering projects are offered on topics including:

Injury prediction model development
Military, sports and spaceflight safety
Osteoporosis prevention
Biomechanical characterization of injury mechanisms
Diagnostics and therapies for cancer patients
Biomedical informatics

https://school.wakehealth.edu/Departments/Biomedical-Engineering/Center-for-Injury-Biomechanics

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu.

REU Workshop Registration: https://forms.gle/1og3JhV4wD2XDXYp9

Next week – Forum Webinar, Who Gets to Belong in Corporate America?

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 18, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Presenters: Michael Welp, WMFDP  |  Isis Fabian, Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)  |  Julia Taylor Kennedy, Coqual  |  Michael Collins, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Cost: Free
Register at, https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

A recent report reveals that, predictably, white men feel the highest sense of belonging in corporate America.

Conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace is the first of its kind to define, measure, and quantify what it means to belong at work—with insights into race, gender, ethnicity, generation, and other demographic identities.

Together, we will explore CTI’s findings and how to create work cultures where everyone belongs.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about how different identities feel they belong
Identify new options for creating cultures of belonging
Become more conscious of how your own behaviors unintentionally reinforce unproductive dynamics

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

HBP at Garden Party Books in Rochester on Friday

submitted by cihlar@augsburg.edu

On Friday, November 12, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., poet Jean Prokott will be at the new Garden Party Books (602 7th St NW, Rochester, MN) for a poetry reading and book signing. Jean was awarded the 2021 Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize for The Second Longest Day of the Year from among more than two hundred submissions received from across the country. Prokott will be joined by local poets and writers, Sue McMillan (Rochester poet laureate), Lisa Higgs, Pamela Sinicrope, and Melissa Brandt, who will read a few poems to open the evening. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

The Second Longest Day of the Year tackles a variety of subjects, such as mental health, the pandemic, women’s rights, the environment, and more, with notes of both seriousness and humor.

According to Sierra DeMulder, author of Today Means Amen, “The Second Longest Day of the Year offers us a poetic landscape that is easily entered but not lightly forgotten. Jean Prokott’s writing is agile. It moves gracefully from a stark wittiness and conversational observations to unforgettable imagery evoking the true palpability of grief. You’ll find yourself pausing between pages to reflect and revel; to mourn or query; to grow and keep going.”

The Second Longest Day of the Year will be available for purchase at Garden Party Books. Negative Covid test or proof of vaccination are required to attend.

Jean Prokott has work published or forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Angel City Review, Anomaly, and Adirondack Review, among other journals; she is a recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a recipient of the Joan Ramseyer Poetry Award.

Howling Bird Press is a student-run publishing house at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The press is part of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Augsburg University: www.augsburg.edu/mfa.

Howling Bird Press website

Benefits Open Enrollment ends TOMORROW

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment ends Friday, November 12 (TOMORROW).
All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to view an open enrollment information session which can be found at https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/benefits/ .
To enroll or make changes to your benefit elections, visit: Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment. For your convenience, your current 2021 benefit elections will be pre-populated in the open enrollment portal. Even if you are not making changes, we ask that you submit the enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same for 2022.
Please note, 2021 pre-tax HSA and FSA annual elections do not carry over into the next benefit year, so you must elect an amount for 2022 to continue participation. Link to 2022 Benefits Guide ~ https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/benefits/
Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

 

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