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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

January 13 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cedar-Riverside 3-6 p.m. Thursday, January 13.

Ages 5+ are eligible for Pfizer first and second dose. Ages 16+ are eligible for a Pfizer booster if it has been at least six months since second dose. No appointment is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.

Location: Second floor community room,
1530 S. 6th St., Minneapolis 55454

Teaching and Learning

Coming Soon: Apply for Faculty Scholarship Funds

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg University Annual Grants to support scholarship (up to $4,000) and internationalization (up to $2,500) will open on Thursday, January 20th. The Call for Proposals for these two opportunities as well as further descriptions, a sample application form, and samples of past successful applications can be found now on the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) “Grants & Travel Funds” page under “Annual Grants & Awards”.

After opening on Thursday, January 20th, completed applications will be accepted through noon on March 4, 2022. If you have any questions that aren’t answered on the CTL page, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director (bankers@augsburg.edu).

Annual Grants & Awards

ED Talk January 19: “Better Teaching /Better Arguments”: Argumentation Based Learning Experiences

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

At its heart, every discipline teaches students how to make arguments- about gravity, viruses, truth, God, politics, etc. Unfortunately, for many instructors arguments in class seem like inviting conflict, distraction, and low course evaluations. And it’s true, if done poorly, argumentation in the classroom can be alienating, traumatizing, and counterproductive. But, when done well, argumentation in the classroom can build relationships, empathy, and more rigorous evidence-based learning. Join Bob Groven, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Director of the MN Urban Debate League, for an overview of how to use argumentative experiences to create more dynamic, inclusive, and student empowered classes.

CTL will offer ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 ED talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond. All ED talks are recorded and posted on the Augsburg CTL website homepage for later viewing.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97823046409?pwd=RmRNTXpGOTQyQ1R0WDhHMGtBMnRFdz09

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2022 trip will take place on April 5, 2022. Applications are due on February 21, 2022 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

General Announcements

Stop by the Study Abroad Table Today

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

URGO Summer Research – Phase 1 Applications Due February 16

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a paid summer research or creative activity opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2022 summer research are now available on the URGO website at http://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/ All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 12th – July 27th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 16th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email urgo@augsburg.edu

Summer Research Info Packet

Closing Soon — Bookstore Charge Accounts

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

Bookstore accounts are closing soon! 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. Any bookstore purchases after the 19th will need to be made out-of-pocket. Be sure to plan ahead! If you have any questions, please email studentfinances@augsburg.edu.

Staff Invited to Vote for University Council Representative

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please vote for one candidate for the open position of elected staff representative to the Augsburg University Council to serve for the remainder of this academic year and the 2022-23 year.

For more information about the University Council and an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab. http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/university-council/

Staff are invited to vote for one representative using this ballot: https://forms.gle/xBxwQgoVwhfhiqyS7

Voting is open until 5:00 pm on January 17.

Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Wendy Assal, Admissions, at-large
Joel Enriquez Nicholson, Registrar’s Office
Christopher Bogen, Institutional Advancement
Janice Dames, Campus Ministry – Co-chair
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies – Co-chair
Mike Fetting, Student Affairs, at-large
Kate Gray, Strommen Center
Jackie Voigt, Athletics

Multicultural Life is Hiring for Program Managers – Share With Your Connection

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Multicultural Life Program Manager positions are now open for professionals to apply! Augsburg colleagues, please share this posting with your peers. These positions are a great opportunity for people who enjoy working with Native American community, Black and Afrikan American community, Latinx community, and LGBTQIA+ community.

We are looking for people who have 3 years or more experiences within these communities. Feel free to contact mss@augsburg.edu if you or your contacts have any questions about the job postings.

Students who think they have mentors who would be a good fit for these positions, please share this with them as well.

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Position Description
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141186

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141177

Latinx Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141178

American Indian Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141173

Counseling Walk-in Hours Now Available at CWC

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

Starting this semester, the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) will be holding weekly walk-in counseling hours. Walk-in hours are Mondays 10:00-12:00, Wednesdays 1:00-3:00, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 anytime classes are in session. Walk-in hours will be virtual in order to maintain the health and safety of the campus, but students must come directly to CWC to access walk-in hours (a virtual space will be provided in our office suite). Walk-in appointments will be brief (20-30 minutes) and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in appointments are ideal for students looking for a quick and easy way to get started in counseling, students in need of crisis support, or students who desire a one-time non-judgemental perspective when considering an immediate decision or problem. CWC is located in Anderson Residence Hall (first floor, east door). You can reach us at 612-330-1707 or at cwc@augsburg.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYjYIL7r4Gd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Strommen Drop-in Hours Resume Tuesday, January 18

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Starting Tuesday, January 18, the Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are available to review your resume/cover letter, answer questions about Handshake, and more! Mondays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, & Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-11:30 AM. Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s).

Drop-in hours for the spring semester begin Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and end Friday, April 22, 2022.

Whether you’re creating your resume and/or cover letter for the first time or if you’re applying for the job or internship of your dreams, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you!

In the meantime, get started with resume and cover letter templates on our Strommen website

Recognize Outstanding Staff Today

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

This year Augsburg Staff Senate will host an in-person Staff Appreciation Event on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Hall.

We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNdMjt0iuPYeS8KpJXcY2dvzqAwrvlYtmwob-Jra4bfHEXZA/viewform

Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2022) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the in-person event on March 22nd.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Student Employee Needed in CLASS Office- Apply Now

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

The CLASS Disability Resources Office is hiring 1 additional student employee access assistant this semester. 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 and Thursdays from 9am-12pm is needed.

For more information, please visit the job posting.

Job Posting

Ring in the New Semester 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

The 2022 MLK Jr. Convocation is Now Virtual

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Due to the recent overwhelming surge in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, this year’s MLK Jr. Convocation will be moved to a virtual format. To register for the webinar link, please click here:

https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R0u3fgoERJqTOcMRCj1UeQ

Please note that the pre-convocation storytelling workshops will still take place in-person, however, participants will be limited to 25 per workshop. To register for a workshop, please click here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mk7Zj0DB3zptQsOtPP4Bo8wm7Zw8fMNSMb6phtSqsps/edit

Take a Study Abroad/Away Course in Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Need Augsburg Experience? Short study abroad/away programs are a great way to do it!

In summer 2022, several short programs are on offer, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience, a winning combo!

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31:

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO
• May 9-27, 2022
• 4 credits
•THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE
• May 5-23, 2022
• 4 credits
• choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

INNOVATION & DESIGN IN THE NETHERLANDS: PAST and PRESENT
• May 15-29, 2022
• 8 credits
• ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
• HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

Apply for the following programs by March 1

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
• independent study or internship also possible

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA
• July 10-20, 2022
• 1 credit
• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
• graduate-level course options also available

MEDICAL SPANISH & CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP in MEXICO
• June 8 – July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY in MEXICO
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Keeping Track of Auggies

North Loop’s Avivo Village offers shelters from the storm

submitted by madden@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s social work adjunct instructor, Emily Bastian, is featured in this recent Star Tribune article. Emily earned a master’s of social work degree from Augsburg and now works as Avivo’s vice president, helping to create Avivo Village, a “tiny village” that follows a low-barrier, harm-reduction model.

https://www.startribune.com/north-loops-avivo-village-offers-shelters-from-the-storm/600133658/

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