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Forum Podcast, Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Lilian Eilers (The Blue Ocean Company) answer questions from listeners that attended our December 16, 2021 webinar Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p86

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum – Due February 21

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

Register Now for remaining “Integrated Course Design” Intro Workshops

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

Impress Employers at the Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair with a Polished Resume

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

The in-person 2022 Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair is coming up on Thursday, February 24th! Prior to the fair, be sure to have your resume reviewed by a Strommen Career Peer Advisor. Having your resume reviewed by our trained Peer Advisors this week will allow you to get feedback and make any changes early. Thus, ensuring that your document will make the best impression on potential employers and recruiters on Thursday, February 24th!

Undergraduate resume and cover letter drop-in hours are Mondays 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Tuesdays 9:00-11:30 AM, Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursdays 9:00-11:30 AM, & Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We’re located in Christensen Center, Suite 100. (Across from Einstein’s.)

Learn how to be successful at the fair by attending one of our in-person prep sessions! Prep Sessions for the fair will be available the following days/times:
-Tuesday, February 15th 4:30-5:00 PM
-Friday, February 18th 10:30-11:00 AM
-Monday, February 21st 10:30-11:00 AM
-Tuesday, February 22st 4:30-5:00 PM
Location: Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Register for a Prep Session and learn more about the Fair in Handshake.

General Announcements

Take a Spanish Course this Summer in Mexico

submitted by hildena@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

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

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

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

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). Students planning to present at Zyzzogeton are encouraged to attend the Postermaking Workshop on Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Please RSVP when you register.

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

URGO Website – Zyzzogeton

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

Do You Know Where Your Mail Is?

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

Auggies, if you live on campus you were assigned a campus box. (You can search yourself in the Augsburg directory if you are unsure of the box number.) Please make sure to check your campus box on a regular basis. Currently there are a lot of tax documents being delivered. Even if you are not expecting mail you may want to check your box just to be safe.

Please also keep an eye on your email. There are a number of students who no longer have a campus box, but still have mail sent to their Augsburg address. In these cases, we send an email to your Augsburg.edu account with the subject line Will Call Mail. We will hold the first class mail for two weeks to give you time to come pick it up or contact mailship@augsburg.edu to see about other options. If we do not hear from you, your mail will be sent back to the original sender.
Thank You,

Jeni Long
Mail Room Staff

For more information on Augsburg Mail Services:

Music Therapy Students – Study Abroad this Summer

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

Course options:

• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit),
• MUS 511: Advanced Music Therapy Clinical Practicum (0 credit), or
• MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
• MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)
• 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 on the Study Abroad & Away website

Event Announcements

Summer Job Camp Fair Today at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a summer job working with youth? Looking to gain leadership skills? Spend your summer working in another town or state.

Attend the Evangelical Lutheran summer job camp fair on today from 10:30am-12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center. The fair is free and open to all students. Camp representatives from surrounding states 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. If interested, many representatives will interview you at the fair. (dress attire – casual to business)

A few reasons why you should work at a camp:
Camp will build teamwork skills like no other
You learn how to be a role model
The kids will inspire you as much as you inspire them, if not more.
It’s a fun yet challenging summer gig
You will make life-long friends
It might help you find a direction
New Experiences
Grow in faith

Questions? Contact careers@augsburg.edu

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Services, Campus Ministry and Christensen Center for Vocation

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico – Register by February 10

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/.

More information

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.

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

Attend the Zyzzogeton Postermaking Workshop on Feb. 15

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

All students that are planning to present a poster at this year’s Zyzzogeton Student Research Symposium are encouraged to attend the Postermaking Workshop on Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 – 8:00pm in Sverdrup 201.

This workshop will cover the basics of creating a professional research poster as well as allow time for students to begin working on their poster with the assistance of URGO and McNair staff.

You may sign-up for the workshop when you register for Zyzzogeton OR email Lara Crombie at crombie@augsburg.edu by Monday, Feb. 14.

Please register for Zyzzogeton at https://forms.gle/VF86JRc7KoDRiCTa9.
The deadline to register is March 1.

Zyzzogeton Website

The Augsburg Choral Ensembles Invite you….

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

GARDEN OF THE RIGHTEOUS: BUILDING SPIRITUAL RESISTANCE IN PERILOUS TIMES
Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel

The Augsburg University Choirs will join several presenters to learn from the stories of remarkable humanitarians from distinct countries and circumstances. History, poetry, and song will connect their lives with contemporary society in Minnesota.

Free and open to ALL!
Onsite guest registration and masks are required.

Full Performance Details

Chapel: Amity Lantz-Trier

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a 20-minute worship service. Amity Lantz-Treier, Director of Youth and Family Faith Formation at Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton, Minnesota, will share about camp experiences. Musicians are Destiny Uttecht, vocals, and Andrea Sorum, piano. Chapel services are recorded and are available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Study Abroad and Away Fair – February 16

submitted by hildena@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

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

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