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Business/Econ Study Abroad this Summer – Apply by January 31

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you a business or economics major heading into your junior or senior year? Graduating in May? This short-term study abroad program is for you!

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS & ETHICS IN GREECE

May 5-23, 2022

Choose one course: BUS 495, ECO 495, or KEY 490

Also completes Augsburg Experience

Led by Professors Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetanakis

This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model.

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 30 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now.

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Take a Fine Arts Theater course in Puerto Rico in May– Apply by Monday

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the summer study away program, Community, Arts, and Culture in Puerto Rico, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend ~3 weeks in Puerto Rico in May exploring different arts in the context of community building, activism, and social justice in Puerto Rico!

Through this program, you will complete THR 295, a 4-credit course that fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Participation in the program also fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Program details:

Travel: May 9-27, 2022

Course: THR 295: Community, Arts, & Culture in Puerto Rico (Fine Arts requirement)

Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

Students applying for this program can also apply for a small scholarship to help fund their experience. Scholarship information is on the program page, linked below. Scholarship applications due on January 20.

***PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get full program details and start an application here

Faculty Grant Applications to Support Scholarship Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are pleased to offer two types of grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship in Summer 2022 and/or during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Scholarship Grant provides up to $4000 to support the scholarly endeavors of full-time Augsburg faculty.

The Provost’s Internationalization Grant provides up to $2500 to support the collaboration of full-time Augsburg faculty with an Augsburg CGEE Global site or with existing international partner institutions.

Both grant applications are open until Friday, March 4, 2022 at noon and funds awarded will be available beginning June 1, 2022. To read the full Call for Proposals for each of these grants and apply, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website.

As always, please feel free to contact the CTL director, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu), if you have any questions that are not answered on that page!

https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/annual-grant-offerings/

Faculty Development Workshop: Preparing a Faculty Fulbright Proposal

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright program supports faculty development and scholarship through international exchanges and grants. Curious to know the steps in preparing a Faculty Fulbright application? You are invited to hear the experiences of two recent Fulbright Alumni – Drs. Vivian Feng (Chemistry) and John Zobitz (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science).

Join the conversation on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 2-3pm by clicking on the Zoom link below! (Augsburg login required)

If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact ctl@augsburg.edu. This presentation will be recorded and posted on the CTL website homepage.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91800987121?pwd=MEhpSDFnV05icFhiQUlYK3k4MU9Wdz09#success

Hey, Faculty. How are you doing?

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

As we enter the third week of the semester (and our FIFTH semester teaching during the COVID pandemic), the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) wants to remind you of this wonderful seminar that Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling, gave last October.

The seminar, “Back in the Classroom: the Impact of COVID on Faculty”, guides faculty to reflect on the emotional and cognitive impact COVID has had on all of us, with guidance of how to manage and respond to it. A video recording of this hour-long session is available on the home page of the CTL website or by clicking on the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKPngttH5c4

Faculty and Staff: Want to Do an ED Talk this Spring?

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Do you have a teaching strategy that has worked especially well during the pandemic era of teaching? Are you doing something in your practice that you think others might benefit from knowing? Please consider sharing your ideas by presenting an ED Talk this spring!

CTL ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) take place immediately before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom and recordings are archived on the CTL website. Presenters have 15 minutes to present in any way they choose (as long as it is compatible with synchronous Zoom). CTL’s theme for the 2021-2022 academic year is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, a broad topic that looks to our current “new normal” and beyond.

CTL is recruiting ED Talk presenters for the following dates (same dates as Faculty Meetings):
February 16, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out this short form and CTL will get back to you with the options available! If you have any questions, please contact CTL Director Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu).

https://forms.gle/pRzvZd3z186LaadF8

General Announcements

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off-Campus

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Get paid to conduct STEM research (a few social science options) with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January through February 2022.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off-Campus Research Lists and Databases

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

New Director of PR and Internal Communication Rachel Farris

submitted by jendra@augsburg.edu

I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Rachel Farris to the university and seminary communities. Rachel joins us from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and will be the new director of public relations and internal communication on the shared services marketing and communication team. She has extensive experience in communication within higher education and in other nonprofit settings, along with a deep commitment to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work that is so important at both institutions. I am confident that she will become a trusted partner to our colleagues on both campuses. 

Rachel’s first day was Monday. She can be reached at farrisr@augsburg.edu.

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

Job Opening: Get Experience for a Career in Marketing, Business, Media, or Communication

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s marketing and communication team is searching for a motivated student who wants to get hands-on experience in writing, editing, and marketing.

This could be a good fit for you if you’re:
* A communication studies major with a focus in journalism and/or new media
* A business degree with a focus in marketing
* An English major with a focus on creative writing or media writing

Learn more about the marketing assistant copywriter position and apply as soon as possible.

Apply now.

Credit Refunds are Coming Soon

submitted by wadem@augsburg.edu

Spring semester credit refunds will be processed the first week of February, with checks being sent out on Friday the 4th! You can sign up for eRefund through Records and Registration to receive your credit refund via direct deposit.

Please verify that your mailing address is up to date. We cannot send a check to your campus box!

If your credit refund is the result of federal student loans, and you would like to reduce the amount of loans you are borrowing, please email studentfinances@augsburg.edu no later than February 1st. If you return loan funds after a credit refund has been issued, you will be responsible for paying the resulting balance on your student account.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

More information is available on the Student Finances webpage!

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship – Deadline is January 31, 2022

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2022 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 31, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at stottrup@augsburg.edu.

https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application Open

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application is open! This is a great opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students in the Augsburg Day Program. Those who are eligible can be awarded between 2,500-5,000 annual, renewable awards.

If you are a current scholarship recipient and want to renew your award make sure to fill the application!

These scholarships include: ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship, LQBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship, and Scholastic Connection Scholarship.

DACA and undocumented students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply. Promise, Presidential and ActSix Scholarship recipients and International Students (F-1 and J-1) are not eligible for this award.

**Application must be submitted by 4:00 pm Friday, February 4, 2022**

If you have any questions, please contact the office of Multicultural Life at mss@augsburg.edu.

Multicultural Life Scholarship information

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

Event Announcements

Equity and Social Justice Training Opportunities

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

As part of the 2021-2022 Institution-wide DEI Plan, two equity and social justice-based trainings are being offered this spring semester by Joanne Reeck, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. These trainings will feature education-based case studies on poverty and socioeconomic status and will take place on Wed, Mar 9 @ 3-4:30 p.m. and Tue, Apr 5 @ 3-4:30 p.m.

To sign-up, click below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf390OgBvzKex6KLOF4BMISJ3kkDx8OOJy5Ri9u5xXfbaRxyg/viewform

Please note that these workshops also count toward maintaining good standing and good advanced standing in the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. For more information, contact the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at inclusion@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1126.

Study in Netherlands in May – Zoom Info Session TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

TODAY!, Jan 25, from 12:45 to 1:30, stop by this zoom info session to learn about the May 2022 program:

Innovation and Design in the Netherlands: Past and Present. This is an 8-credit program (ART and HIS courses) that also fulfills your Augsburg Experience.

We’ll review some of the program highlights, application steps, as well as answer any questions you have about the program, costs and how to pay for study abroad.

Join the Zoom Info Session here:

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/93558918176

Learn more about the Netherlands Program here

Come Cook in The Food Lab

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is now hosting open Food Lab cooking hours. Stop by Hagfors 108 to cook any Thursday from 5-7pm! Open to all Auggies. The Food Lab is equipped with cooking appliances and basic ingredients to share (such as oil, flour, spices), but you are encouraged to bring ingredients you will need in addition to the basics that we offer.

Starting February, student organizations will be able to reserve the food lab space on Mondays. Fill out this linked form to reserve for an event: Check Amail and Auggie Life soon for upcoming workshops. For more info, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

this linked form

Camp Fair on February 9

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a summer job working with youth? Looking to gain leadership skills, deepen your faith, and experience an outdoor ministry setting? Spend your summer living and working at camp!”

Attend summer job camp fair on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Christensen Center Lobby. Camp representatives are looking to hire students to work over the summer with youth. Jobs vary from camp counselors, activity instructors, kitchen help, etc. Housing and food is included, as well as, as a stipend.

Questions? Contact tilton@augsburg.edu

Faculty-Led Budget Discussions

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg AAUP chapter is hosting two open meetings for all interested faculty (you don’t need to be a member of AAUP!) to discuss the current financial situation. Please join us on one or both of these dates:

Wednesday 1/26 at 3:40-4:40
AAUP ZOOM Listening session
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91722338585?pwd=TFExeUtaeXltd3Y2UFhsQ0hXc2o0QT09

OR

Friday 1/28 at 3:40-4:40
Join AAUP ZOOM Listening session
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/92789431116?pwd=KzBJaysrTkEySGhwQVRCdHRnV2xTdz09

New– Forum Webinar, Advancing Health Equity for Black Women Through Sponsorship

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: February 17, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Healthcare
Presenter: Faith Eatman, UChicago Medicine
Cost: Free

Register at: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/advancing-health-equity-for-black-women-through-sponsorship/

Although there have been gains in diversity across various healthcare sectors, leadership positions continue to be disproportionately held by White men. Understanding the impact that social determinants of health like racism and discrimination have on healthcare outcomes for Black women, it is bad business for them to be underrepresented at the decision and policy-making levels in healthcare. How do we solve this pervasive problem?
Join us as we share how the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCM) is leveraging a formal sponsorship program focused on increasing the representation of Black women at the senior leadership level. Also, participants will learn how UCM is using a formal sponsorship program – including critical conversations at the executive leadership level about the lived experience of Black women – to accelerate workplace culture transformation and advance healthcare equity. We will also explore how this may be applied in other organizations.

Learning Outcomes
Learn how advancing more Black women to leadership roles in healthcare impacts health equity
Recognize sponsorship as an accelerator for career advancement and workplace culture transformation
Gain strategies for creating formal sponsorship programs for Black Women in your organization

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/advancing-health-equity-for-black-women-through-sponsorship/

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Ministries invites you to participate in its alternative spring break to Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of the oldest cities in the United States. Albuquerque has a unique multicultural history and heritage with Native American and Hispanic and Latino cultural influences. The city is located in north central New Mexico near the Sandia Mountains.
While in Albuquerque, we will be partnering with Service Learning Camps, and our days will be structured with community service projects, time for reflection, learning opportunities, and visiting local attractions.
Trip Details
Dates of Trip: March 12-19, 2022
Destination: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Transportation: Bus
Total Cost: $275, includes most lodging, transportation, and most meals. Please register by February 10, 2022 (see below). Please let us know if the cost presents a barrier to participation for you.

Registration Process:
1. Registration opens January 10, 2022.
2. Complete the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRaoRK01jh6sKoLa1ywBRH0racNjktrKQvDjujLVgunXyQlQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
3. Bring $100 registration fee and copy of health insurance card to Janice Dames in Campus Ministry Office, 104 Foss by February 10, 2022. Remainder of payment will be due before the trip.

The trip is available as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the online registration form if you would like this to be an Augsburg Experience and complete the Augsburg Experience form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWdH3Qk97VdYzkKfG6q3Rp1Qyrvgpvuu78qpYxO9tX5AcP6Q/formResponse

Questions?
Contact Pastoral Intern, Tori Remer at remerv@augsburg.edu or Pastor John Schwehn at schwehn@augsburg.edu or stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104. For more information check out our previous trips on our spring break blog site https://augsburgasb.wordpress.com/.

https://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/alternativespringbreak/

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