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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Canceled: Today’s COVID-19 Testing in Gundale Chapel

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

There will be no walk-in COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel this evening (Friday, 2/18) due to an ongoing technical issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to begin offering this free testing next week.

More information about where to find COVID-19 testing resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Teaching and Learning

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

Summer Courses Abroad and Away – Deadlines Extended – Greece, Netherlands, Puerto Rico

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!

Spaces still available, so deadlines were extended for new applicants!

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 by February 22

COMMUNITY, ARTS, AND CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO
• May 9-27, 2022
• 4 credits
•THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement
• Apply by March 18

ECONOMIC CRISIS, SMALL BUSINESS, AND ETHICS IN GREECE
• May 5-23, 2022
• 4 credits
• KEY 490 or ECO 495
• Apply by March 1

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 program details and apply online on the Study Abroad & Away website

Faculty: Tell Us What We Can Do – Take this short Job Sustainability Survey by March 4

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) at Augsburg has been working on a “Faculty Balance” project for over a year so that the FDC can provide resources and advocate for things that the FDC can do to help make faculty work more sustainable now and in the future.

To that end, we’ve created a VERY short (< 5 minute) survey posted below that we would like ALL teaching faculty and staff to complete by March 4th. The information collected will be completely anonymous and will be used only by the FDC to help us focus our work. We hope to have results mostly analyzed by April and will report out then via A-mail. Thank you in advance for your time! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at bankers@augsburg.edu or ctl@augsburg.edu.

https://augsburg.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_5jzIwWE1smsrGrY?Q_CHL=preview&Q_SurveyVersionID=

Recognize a Faculty Member by Nominating them for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Contribution Award

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg annually recognizes faculty individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards, and anybody at Augsburg University may nominate a candidate. Adjunct faculty are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching award specifically to recognize exceptional adjunct faculty.

For the full Call for Nominations, descriptions of criteria for each category, and the nomination form, please follow the link to the CTL Annual Awards page down below and scroll to the “Distinguished Contribution Awards” section.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Monday, March 21st (12am March 22nd) and award recipients will be announced at the April Faculty meeting as well as posted to A-mail. New this year: ALL nominees will be made public (pending award committee approval) to recognize the depth of faculty contributions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at bankers@augsburg.edu or ctl@augsburg.edu.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/annual-grant-offerings/

Reminder: Faculty Scholarship and International Grants Due in 2 Weeks

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/

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/

URGO Academic-Year Research Funds

submitted by raym@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 Monday

submitted by raym@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

Fulbright Info Session – Get Funded to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

URGO is hosting an online Fulbright info session on Thursday, March 3rd at 1 PM.

– Hear from Fulbright staff about fully funded opportunities for U.S. citizens to travel and pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English.
– Learn about the types of Fulbright awards, application components and tips, and get your
questions answered.
– Join a special Augsburg breakout session with Dixie Shafer, our campus Fulbright Program Advisor, to learn more about the application process.

For more information about the program check out the Fulbright website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

If you have any questions or can’t attend the session, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu

Click Here to Register

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

Provost Candidate on Campus Monday Feb. 21

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Staff and Faculty –

Provost candidate #1 will be on campus on Mon. Feb. 21. There will be opportunities to meet and hear from the candidate as noted. Additionally, there is a link to a survey document where you can provide feedback. The candidate’s CV is linked below. Out of respect for the candidate and for the integrity of the search process, please do not share the candidate’s name or CV outside of the Augsburg community.

February 21
10:15 – 11:00 a.m., OGC 100 and via Zoom access
Session with Staff and Faculty
Please register in advance – after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aGHtvKLwQ2qYKoYn05mAIg

4:15 – 5:00 p.m., OGC 100 and via Zoom access
Session with Faculty and Faculty Senate (4:15-5:00 p.m.)
Please register in advance – after registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i4seo6RaQwSHRTUZJGxD2w

All participants are welcome. If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email events@augsburg.edu.

As a reminder, we will also be hosting sessions with provost candidates on Feb. 22, Mar. 1 and Mar. 3 as follows:
• Session with Staff and Faculty (11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.)
• Session with Faculty and Faculty Senate (4:15-5:00 p.m.)
All sessions will be held in person in OGC 100 and will be available via Zoom. Candidate information, Zoom details and a survey link to capture feedback will be shared in A-mail starting one business day prior to each visit.

Following the visit, click on link to share feedback on the candidate
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Augsburg-Provost-Page
This survey will close on Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:00pm CT.

CV – Candidate 1

Call Out For Student Interviewers and Campus Partners For Multicultural Life

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

We are ready to interview Program Managers for Multicultural Life! We need student interviewers and campus partners to help meet potential MLife Candidates.

Please come participate in our Candidates’ to give us your feedback on who you most feel is a good fit with Augsburg.

Student Interviewers would gain these great skills:
To gain professional experiences to add to your resume.
To learn communication, interview, and leadership skills.
To be able to have/practice your voice being heard as a student.
To be able to learn a different perspective in interviewing.
To create a social network with other people on campus.
To build a foundation with potential Multicultural Life Staff.

This is a great opportunity!

To be invited to these student interviews here:https://bit.ly/3GQ1wNt

Campus Partner sessions: https://bit.ly/33q6pzn

If you have any questions about being a student interviewer contact mss@augsburg.edu

Student Interview website (must be login with your Inside Augsburg credentials)

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

Age 60+? Complete this Survey for a Prize Drawing and Charitable Donation

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

Augsburg community members aged 60+ are invited to participate in a short online survey on their interactions with those in other age groups. One lucky winner will win a $100 Target gift card, and for each completed survey that we receive we will donate $1 to the American Red Cross. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and helps advance student and faculty research in the Psychology Department. For more information, contact the lead investigator at denkinge@augsburg.edu, or visit the link below for additional details and contact info.

Click here to access the survey

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 raym@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 raym@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 February through March 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 raym@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

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on the Center for Adults and Continuing Education: Next week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join Monica Devers, dean of graduate and professional studies, and Jeremy Updike, executive director of our new Center for Adult and Continuing Education, for a Focused Conversation on the new center, which is a key priority for achieving net tuition revenue growth that came out of the Grow Sustainably Task Force.

Focused Conversation on the Center for Adults & Continuing Education
Thursday, February 24
1 p.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

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

LOCATION UPDATE: in Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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

AugSem Assessment and Community Engagment Discussion Tuesday, Feb 22

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22nd from 11am – 1pm. We will be on a convocation schedule for a constructive faculty workshop and to allow time for departments to engage with students for learning assessment activities. Mark your calendars and rally your department for the workshop session!

12:10pm – 12:50pm: AugSem Course Design and Community Engagement Project
Join Lyz Wendland, the Director of First Year Experience Program, and Ben Denkinger, Director of Assessment, for an opportunity to hear about the results of the fall 2021 AugSem assessment project. We collected data on AugSem course design, common visits from student support groups, and directly assessed first-year students’ thinking on the Community Engagement Learning Outcome. AugSem instructors and those with an interest and background in fostering community and civic engagement opportunities are encouraged to attend.

The previously announced 11am – 12pm: Advancing Departmental Assessment Practice session has been cancelled.

Click here to RSVP for the AugSem Course Design and Community Engagement Session

Choral Ensemble Event – TONIGHT

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Choral ensembles invite you to the:

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.

All are welcome! Onsite registration and masks are required.

Full performance details

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