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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

URGO Academic-Year Research Funds

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 80 hours of research by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will begin reviewing proposals February 21st.

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

On-Campus Research

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

Get Your Resume Reviewed Before the Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

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

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

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

Forum Podcast ep 87, The Theory of Racelessness

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Sheena Mason (Theory of Racelessness) returns for another timely deep dive into the Theory of Racelessness, which reflects two philosophical positions on “race” that are uncommonly taught & commonly misunderstood: skepticism—the belief that race does not exist in nature—& eliminativism—the position that the concept of race, whatever it is, should be eradicated from human society.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p87/

ED Talk February 16: Less but Better: Challenging Culture of Infinite Capacity in Higher Education

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Loosely based on the book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown, this talk will touch base on overcoming the obstacles faculty face as we are continually asked (or expect ourselves) to do more in our professional lives. The target audience for this ED talk is anybody — but especially faculty — who are currently working more than 40-45 hours/week and find this unsustainable.

Join Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Associate Professor of Biology) and Lyz Wendland (Assistant Professor of Art and Design) as they briefly share how they both, independently and using different strategies, created boundaries for themselves during Fall semester, worked 40-hour weeks, and applied McKeown’s lesson: “If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”

CTL will offer ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 Ed talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97823046409?pwd=RmRNTXpGOTQyQ1R0WDhHMGtBMnRFdz09

General Announcements

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 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

Augsburg Leadership Awards and Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Nominations Open

submitted by ortizrg@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. Members of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society are inducted, graduating Act Six scholars are honored, and recent graduates of the Emerging Leaders Program are celebrated and recognized. A link to further description on awards can be found here.
https://www.augsburg.edu/campuslife/recognition/augsburg-leadership-awards/

The Augsburg Senior Leadership Society recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. A link to the criteria can be found here.
https://www.augsburg.edu/campuslife/recognition/augsburg-senior-leadership-society/

Nominations for both can be found in Auggie Life and will be open from this Thursday, February 10th to March 10th. The induction ceremony will take place April 3rd, in Hoversten Chapel.

https://www.augsburg.edu/campuslife/recognition/augsburg-leadership-awards/ https://www.augsburg.edu/campuslife/recognition/augsburg-senior-leadership-society/

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

Job Opening for Business, Media, or English Majors

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Want to earn money working part-time on campus this semester and summer?

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

Check out the marketing assistant copywriter position to see if it’s a good fit for you.

Learn more and apply.

Congratulations to the 2022 Outstanding Staff Nominees

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University’s Staff Senate invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM to celebrate Augsburg staff! This year, we will be hosting the Staff Appreciation Program in a hybrid format ( in-person in the Hoversten Chapel or Zoom livestream) to appreciate the 2021-22 recipients of the Outstanding Newcomer Award and the five Outstanding Staff Awards.

Here is a list of the nominees:

Outstanding Newcomer Award Nominees

Devin Johnston, Academic Advisor, Academic Advising
Emilie Lenz, Financial Aid Counselor, Student Financial Services
Stacy Severson, Director of Enrollment, Admissions
Erika Skogen, Clinical Lead Specialist, PA Program
Ellie Wade, Student Accounts Representative,Student Financial Services

Outstanding Staff Award Nominees

Margo Abramson, Advancement Systems and Reporting Analyst, Institutional Advancement
Karen Alexander, Access Services Librarian, Lindell Library
Lauren Dusek Radomski, Assistive Technology & Accommodations Specialist, CLASS
Sarah Griesse, Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Natalie Jacobson, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, Sabo Center
Kari Kile, Program Manager, Clinical Psychology
Lydia Madden, Social Work Department Coordinator, Social Work
Ilse Rolf, Advancement Systems Specialist, Institutional Advancement
Stephanie Ruckel, Director of Enrollment Services, Enrollment Services
Mike Suter, Central Services Site Lead, Central Services
Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer, Sabo Center
Charlotte Swanson, HR Specialist, Student Employment, Human Resources
Sandy Tilton, Employer Relations & Operations Associate, Strommen Center
Aliza Verma, Clinical Lead Specialist, Physician Assistant Program (MPAS)

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Staff Appreciation Program.

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

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

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

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

Course options :

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

• Graduate: MUS 511, or MUS 582, or MUS 511+582

• 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

Event Announcements

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops: 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 the Gilman Scholarship info sessions/workshop to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSION

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

Next Week, 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/

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.

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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