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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, and some Walgreens stores also have masks. Masks will be delivered to additional Walgreens locations over the next couple of weeks. CVS reports that they will begin distributing free N95 masks “in the coming weeks.”

Free N95 Masks

Teaching and Learning

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

First “Integrated Course Design” Intro Workshop Thursday. 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

Complete Augsburg Experience

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skill? Take a class with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Multiple programs for all levels of Spanish skill are available, in one of the most affordable study abroad programs available to Auggie AND complete your Augsburg Experience!

Check out these program options, and apply 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

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

Study Abroad and Away Fair – February 16

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR
Wednesday, February 16
10am – 2pm
In the Christensen Center lobby

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing 🙂

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

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 Are Closing Soon

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application is closing soon! 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

Get Paid to Write for Websites, Magazines, and Marketing Projects

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Calling all detail-oriented, creative, and motivated students who want an on-campus job writing and editing with Augsburg’s marketing team.

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.

Apply for the marketing assistant copywriter position.

Metropolitan Council Hiring, Summer Internships

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Summer PAID Internships -Apply by 2/28/2022

Metropolitan Council has a number of summer internships listed in Handshake and on their webpage at https://metrocouncil.org/Employment/Internships.aspx.

Their internship program offers a wide variety of opportunities to qualifying interns. All majors welcome. The program is designed to educate and mentor interns by providing professional on-the-job training and development. Participants of our internship program receive an hourly salary! Most interns work full-time during the summer, and some opportunities continue part-time through the school year.

Eligibility
Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (associate’s or bachelor’s or master’s) or be a recent graduate (within 12 months from posting date) from a degree program (associate’s or bachelor’s or master’s).

Must be a citizen or national of the United States; a lawful, permanent resident; or have authorization to work in the United States. (Documentation to verify employment eligibility will be required at the time of employment.)

Summer internships
Participants receive an hourly salary. Most interns work full-time during the summer, and some opportunities continue part-time through the school year.

Program dates
The 12-week programs begin each summer in late May and end in mid-August.

Don’t forget to stop by the Strommen Career Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center to have your resume reviewed, prior to applying.

Resume Drop in Hours
Mon – 10:00-4:00
Tues/Thurs 9:00- 11:30
Wed 10:00- 2:00
Fri 10:00-2:00

Learn More on Handshake

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

Apply For URGO Student Conference Travel Funding

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO has a limited amount of funds this year to support students presenting their research at conferences.

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly to make decisions on applications.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447

Student Travel Grant Application

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1 (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact crombie@augsburg.edu

URGO Website – Zyzzogeton

Love Learning Again? 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

Meet the Environmental Stewardship Team

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

Check out the latest Sabo Center blog post about our incredible Environmental Stewardship team and the 8 projects they’re leading amidst intersecting challenges of an ongoing pandemic, systemic social injustices, economic disparity, and climate crisis. For the latest updates and ways to get involved follow us on Instagram @sustainable_augsburgu

Read the blog post here!

Event Announcements

TODAY Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops: 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

TODAY 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

This Week: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month.

Come see what’s new and in bloom, including the curious and smelly voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac), a perhaps even more pungent cousin to the fabled corpse flower!

The next First Thursday is this week, February 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Detailed event flyer

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1 p.m.

submitted by hildena@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

Upload Your Resume – MN Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors! Have you registered yet for the MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair? This event is our students’ number one opportunity for finding summer jobs and internships. Over two hundred employers are at the fair to meet and recruit students into part-time and full-time jobs and internships with some employers even inviting students to interview on the day!

Attend the fair and take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to develop professionally, build your resume, gain valuable job skills and experience the world of work first-hand.

FACT: Students who have completed an internship during college are three times more sought after by employers after graduation!

Hybrid Fair 2022

*IN-PERSON FAIR
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
COST: Free! Transportation: Augsburg will have a free shuttle leaving the front entrance of Hagfors which will drop off students at the Convention Center and return students to campus. Masks required!

Upload Your Resume Early and employers will be able to review it and, in many cases, will contact you to set up a pre-select interview at the fair!
https://www.mnpcfair.org/upload-your-resume

*VIRTUAL FAIR -Powered by Handshake
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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HAVE YOUR RESUME REVIEWED BY THE STROMMEN CENTER

RESUME DROP-IN HOURS
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. No appointment necessary
Monday’s – 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00-11:30am
Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:00am-2:00pm

Register on Handshake! Go to the events/career fair tabs

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

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.

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/

Chapel: Marking the Onset of the Covid Emergency

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us at 10:40 am in Hoversten Chapel for a Commemoration of the Second Anniversary of the Onset of the Covid Crisis. 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.

Following the service, the chapel space will be open for reflection and the campus pastors will be available for students or staff.

Yesterday, Fardosa Hassan and Babette Chatman shared about the story of Hagar from the Islamic and Christian perspectives.

Tuesday chapel video

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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