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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 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 the short form below 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

Meetings Without Misery: Robert’s Rules for Efficient Meetings

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Are you a faculty member who would like to learn more about the parliamentary procedure we use at faculty meetings and get more comfortable participating? The Minnesota State Association of Parliamentarians is offering “Meetings Without Misery: Robert’s Rules for Efficient Meetings” as a virtual annual seminar this Saturday, January 29th from 8:45am-noon. It’s open to all and is designed for “anyone who would like to run or attend better meetings”.

Registration is through eventbrite (see link below) and registration is $15 (non-refundable). Faculty may use their CTL Professional Development funds to get reimbursed for this registration fee following attendance at the workshop. See the Grants and Travel Funds page of the CTL website.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parliamentary-procedure-workshop-tickets-220157596297

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

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 below.

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

“Integrated Course Design” Introduction Workshop – Register Now

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

WHO: Open to any teaching faculty or staff at Augsburg

(note: adjuncts can apply on the CTL website to receive a stipend for participation)

WHAT: A 90-minute workshop (led by Drs. Tara Mader (HPE) and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (BIO), the 2022-2023 coordinators of the ICD grants and workshops) that will (1) introduce you to the key components of integrated course design* (ICD), (2) work with you to plan an immediate, practical improvement you can make to a course, and (3) give you “preferred status” if you apply for a 2022-2023 ICD grant (open to full-time faculty, only).

This workshop is also designated as an equity and/or inclusion-based event that counts toward your Good or Advanced standing in the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program!

WHERE: Over Zoom (link provided upon registration; due to the workshop nature of these sessions they will not be recorded))

WHEN: Register for any 1 of four times and dates!

February 3 (Thursday): 2-3:30pm

February 7 (Monday) 3:15-4:45pm

February 8 (Tuesday) 9:45-11:15am

February 15 (Tuesday) 3:45-5:15pm

Any questions? Need accommodations? Contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

https://forms.gle/iRbYHFKohEDDDD8C9

General Announcements

Summer Study Abroad: Photography and Innovation in the Netherlands – Apply Now

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The summer program Innovation and Design in the Netherlands is an unique, short-term study abroad opportunity, open to all Auggies!

Earn 8 credits and your Augsburg experience in just a few weeks, while exploring one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Visit museums, meet with speakers from across different industries, meet with locals to get an understanding of city life in Amsterdam, and so much more!

Innovation and Design in the Netherlands: Past and Present

Travel Dates: May 15 -29, 2022

Faculty Leaders: Jacqueline deVries and Christopher Houltberg

This is a 2-class program, and you’ll earn 8 credits, as well as Augsburg Experience. You’ll choose one History and one Photography course:

• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands — Past and Present, fulfills Humanities liberal arts foundation requirement, OR
• HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands,

​and

• ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts liberal arts foundation requirement, OR
• ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography

***APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31***

The program has a capacity of 24 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

Employers Tabling this Week

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you are looking for a part-time job or an internship plan to stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center on Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th between 10 am and 12:30 pm to visit with representatives from:

HOPE ACADEMY:

Friday, January 28th on campus

The Summer Residency is a 5-week instructional internship for prospective teachers during our K-8 Summer Session. It was created to directly train, hire, and retain individuals that reflect the diversity of our Minneapolis student body. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming, and will receive both training and experience for teaching in an urban, God-centered environment! $2,000 Stipend June – early July. Stop by our table to learn more. To apply, go to hopeschool.org/teacher-in-residency
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ACR HOMES:

Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th on campus

The ACR Homes team consists of 1000 professionals working to make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly. ACR has a wide range of positions; from flexible direct care that offers hands-on patient care experience and competitive pay, to management with a rent-free live-in option. ACR Homes has a position available for anyone. When you get a job at ACR Homes, you join the ACR team! You become part of a tight-knit and fun-loving community, working together to provide the best possible care for people with disabilities.

We pair you up with a mentor to help you through training and answer any questions you may have, and make sure you don’t feel like you’re doing this alone.

You’ll also have access to community building events for ACR staff like Employee Appreciation Day and Wellness Day, as well as small groups for more specific interests like fitness groups and dog lover groups that help staff to meet coworkers with similar interests. So don’t worry, we’re all in this together! Learn more at https://acrhomes.com/employment/

Take a Fine Arts Theater Course in Puerto Rico in May

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

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

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!

Local Catering Guide for Small Events

submitted by wolfx@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Local team is thrilled to share our new Catering Guide! Our aim with this project is to encourage the use of local- and BIPOC-owned caterers for smaller on-campus events (fewer than 25 people). This is a living document and we welcome your comments and suggestions.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email augsburglocal@augsburg.edu. We’re excited to share this resource with the campus community and we hope you’ll use it when planning your next event!

[Augsburg Local is a campaign to leverage Augsburg’s purchasing power to support local businesses. The Augsburg Local campaign includes a variety of activities and strategies to intentionally connect locally owned, Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) owned, and Femmes/Trans/Womxn (FTW) owned businesses to the economic benefits generated by both individual and institutional purchasing.]

Augsburg Local Catering Guide

Augsburg Local Catering Guide

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

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

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/

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

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops: Feb 2 and Feb 22 – Big $$$ for Study Abroad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to one of the Gilman Scholarship info sessions/workshops to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSIONS

Wednesday, February 2 at 3:15-4:15 pm in OGC 100 (focus on short-term programs)

Tuesday, February 22 at 3:30-4:30 pm in OGC 100

To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen, and receive a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due March 1*** for study abroad programs in: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Academic Year 2022-2023, and Spring 2023.

Have questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Annual Required Augsburg University Anti-Racism Training

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete an annual anti-racism training.

Please note that there are two remaining opportunities for faculty and staff to attend this training and fulfill this requirement. The spring training opportunity will take place on Thu, Feb 17 at 3:30-7:00 p.m. via Zoom and the make-up May training opportunity will take place on Thu, May 12 at 2:30-6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

To register for one of these trainings, please click the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQq-QWdlazJEGUGlY2Z5SBzz9cKqnLj-OUfoEDT8j1kvE-hw/viewform

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/

Commemoration of the Second Anniversary of the Onset of the Covid Crisis

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry will hold a Commemoration of the Second Anniversary of the Onset of the Covid Crisis on Wednesday, February 2 at 10:40 am in Hoversten Chapel. On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services determined that a public health emergency existed nationwide. In recognition of two years of the pandemic, we will hold space for grieving those we have lost and reflecting on the challenges and losses. If you have lost a loved one to Covid and wish to have their name remembered in this chapel service, please share it with Janice Dames in Campus Ministry at dames@augsburg.edu.

Faculty-led Budget Discussion on Friday, January 28

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg AAUP chapter is hosting an open Zoom meeting for all interested faculty and staff (you don’t need to be a member of AAUP!) to discuss the current financial situation. Please join us on Friday 1/28 from 3:40-4:40:

Join AAUP ZOOM Listening session
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/92789431116?pwd=KzBJaysrTkEySGhwQVRCdHRnV2xTdz09

Keeping Track of Auggies

Staff and Faculty Share your Experiences from Studying Abroad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff or Faculty who has studied abroad/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!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

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