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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free N95 Masks Are Available Through Some Pharmacies

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Distribution of free N95 masks has begun at some Minnesota pharmacies.

Hy-Vee stores have begun giving out free masks this week, and Walgreens may have masks available as soon as Friday, January 28. CVS reports that they will begin distributing free N95 masks “in the coming weeks.”

Free N95 Masks

Teaching and Learning

Batalden Convocation: Interfaith Conversations on Racial Justice

submitted by maruggi@augsburg.edu

The murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests calling for racial justice have reverberated throughout Minnesota, around the country, and the world. How have these events disturbed and reoriented the understanding of racial justice? What does this reckoning mean for people who espouse a religious or spiritual worldview? How does this moment provide an opportunity to reaffirm, rearticulate, or revise how religious and spiritual traditions work towards racial justice?

The Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics on February 8th, 11:00-12:00 will address these questions. It will highlight a video series of practitioners from differing religious, spiritual, and secular perspectives in conversation on the issue of racial justice interspersed with a panel discussion with the video participants and student respondents.

To register for this virtual event, go to https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MHFRNwfRTCa-l5O5hPqNXw

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

“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

https://forms.gle/iRbYHFKohEDDDD8C9

Transcultural Music Therapy Study Abroad in July – Apply Now

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Explore meanings and expressions of music, health, illness, and healing transculturally in the context of South Africa. The focus of this course is on developing an understanding of individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds and the use of music in community and for healing within their culture.

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Travel July 10-20, 2022

Led by Professor Dr. Annie Heiderscheit

Choose one course:

• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit),

• graduate course options available, too

• also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement!

This program is designed for Music Therapy majors, but students in music, psychology, or other related fields are also welcome.

***APPLY BY MARCH 1***

The program has a capacity of 22 students and is filled on a rolling basis.

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

Get more program details and start an application here

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

submitted by hildena@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

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

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/

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

General Announcements

Apply for the 2022-2023 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars – Deadline is February 28, 2022

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

CURRENT STUDENTS:
Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?
Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.
In these programs, you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in faith-based non-profits, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive at least a $2,000 scholarship.
Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2022-23 academic year.
Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2022-23 academic year.
APPLYING: Details about the process are available:
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/interfaith-scholars/
Sabo Scholars: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/2021/01/27/sabo-scholars-2021-2022/

The application deadline is February 28, 2022.

Questions? Contact:
Christensen Scholars: Jeremy Myers at myers@augsburg.edu
Interfaith Scholars: Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu or interfaith@augsburg.edu
Sabo Scholars: Andy Aoki at aoki@augsburg.edu or sabocenter@augsburg.edu

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!

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

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

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

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

Need Augsburg Experience? Take a Study Abroad/Away Course in Summer

submitted by hildena@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

On-campus writing Job Opening

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Do you love writing—and rewriting until it’s just right?
Do your friends ask you to proofread an assignment before they submit it?
Do you have a strong opinion on the Oxford comma?
Are you already thinking about how you’d rewrite this post?

You could have a writing job on campus during Spring 2022 with potential for Summer 2022. Plus, you’d get hands-on experience to include on your resume.

Learn more about the marketing assistant copywriter position, and see if it’s a good fit for you.

Check out the student writing job >

This Summer: Join MDAW for an On-Campus Academic Day Camp for Middle and High School Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Hello from the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University!

We have hosted the Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) at Augsburg University for more than a decade. Last year, camps were held virtually. We’re back for 2022!

We are excited to invite your child to speech & debate camp at MDAW this summer- now with in-person and virtual options!

Join us for deep learning, skill-building, fun, and community this summer. Both in-person and virtual options are available. In-person camp takes place at Augsburg University’s campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Scholarships are available; the priority deadline is April 15. Email mnudl@augsburg.edu for more information about scholarships.

Attend Our Virtual and In-Person Summer Camp Options:

Week 1: June 20-26

* High School Policy Debate- Advanced (Virtual & In-Person): 9am – 6pm
* Middle School Policy Debate (In-Person): 9am – 3pm
* High School Student Congress (In-Person): 9am – 6pm
* High School Public Forum (Virtual): 9am – 6pm (NEW!)

Week 2: June 27-July 1

* High School Policy Debate- All Levels (Virtual & In-Person): 9am-6pm
* Middle School Congress: 9am-3pm
* High School Public Forum (In-Person): 9am – 6pm (NEW!)
* Middle School Policy Debate (Virtual): 9am – 3pm
* High School Debate & Argumentation (NEW!)

Week 3: July 5-July 9

* High School Policy Debate- All Levels (Virtual & In-Person): 9am-6pm
* Middle School Speech Camp (Virtual & In-Person): 9am – 3pm
* Middle School Spanish Debate Summer Camp (Virtual): 9am-3pm (NEW!)

Learn more and register now! If you plan to apply for a scholarship, please select the “Financial Aid Applicants Only” option to pay a $5 deposit instead of the full registration amount.

We are looking forward to seeing you at camp!

Check out our link for more information:
https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/

Event Announcements

Faculty-led Budget Discussion Today, 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

Chapel: Pastor Babette Chatman and Blessing of Softball Team

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a 20 minute worship service with a message by Pastor Babette Chatman. We will be offering a blessing today for the Augsburg Softball Team as they begin their season. Chapel services are recorded and are available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Next Wednesday, will hold a commemoration service in recognition of two years since the onset 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.

Business Majors – Take Your Keystone Course in Greece this Summer

submitted by hildena@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

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

submitted by hildena@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

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