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Music Therapy Students – Study Abroad this Summer

submitted by stoddard@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

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

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

submitted by pearsong@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

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 1 Week

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/

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2022 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2023 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2023. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The deadline to apply is April 1.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2023.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

McNair Website

General Announcements

Summer Study Abroad: Photography and Innovation in the Netherlands – Apps Due TODAY

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The summer program Innovation and Design in the Netherlands is an unique, short-term study abroad opportunity, open to all Auggies!

Earn 8 credits and your Augsburg experience in just a few weeks, while exploring one of the most innovative countries in the world — the Netherlands – through the prism of history and photography. Visit museums, meet with speakers from across different industries, meet with locals to get an understanding of city life in Amsterdam, and so much more!

Innovation and Design in the Netherlands: Past and Present

Travel Dates: May 15 -29, 2022

Faculty Leaders: Jacqueline deVries and Christopher Houltberg

This is a 2-class program, and you’ll earn 8 credits, as well as Augsburg Experience. You’ll choose one History and one Photography course:

• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands — Past and Present, fulfills Humanities liberal arts foundation requirement, OR
• HIS 440 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands,

​and

• ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts liberal arts foundation requirement, OR
• ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography

***APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 22***

The program has a capacity of 24 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now.

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

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Need Augsburg Experience? Study Abroad/Away this Summer – Deadlines Soon

submitted by stoddard@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

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

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)

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

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 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

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

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

Provost Candidate on Campus Feb. 22

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Staff and Faculty –

We will welcome Candidate #2 to campus on Tues. Feb. 22. There will be opportunities to meet and hear from the candidate as noted. A link to the candidate’s CV is posted 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 22
11:15 a.m. – Noon, 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_kPrGOt_rStCAzjM4WI7PGQ

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_JtrDGrL2Siqzy2wbEJhPEw

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 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.

Link to feedback document for Candidate # 2:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j0jHTpZDsdUOXA4bZa3d1-qaH1pgUlTeAlPpJ5hDykY/edit?usp=sharing

This survey will close on Thursday, February 24th at 9:00pm CT.

CV – Candidate #2

Event Announcements

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.

Immersive Study Abroad Programs – Info Table Tomorrow, 11:30-1 p.m.

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY TABLE
— Featuring: SIT World Learning—
Wednesday, Feb 23, from 11:30am – 1pm
Christensen Center Lobby

SIT World Learning specializes in immersive study abroad experiences with opportunities to conduct research, complete an internship, and take community-based courses. There are program options in the Middle East, Africa, and India, as well as other destinations around the world. Summer or semester programs available.

Please note that not all SIT programs are approved for Auggies. To learn more about study abroad/away, including using your scholarships to pay for your experience, contact the Study Abroad & Away Office: abroad@augsburg.edu

Explore SIT World Learning programs

TODAY: Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop – 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 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

Focused Conversation on the Center for Adults and Continuing Education: This Thursday

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

Last Job and Internship Fair Prep Session: Virtual Prep Session -TODAY

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you registered to attend the MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship fair on Thursday, February 24th? Or perhaps you are looking for more information, prior to registering.

This quick, 30 minute virtual session at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 22nd will help you prepare for the in-person MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair. Learn what to expect and how to make a great first impression at the fair. (Event is posted in Handshake)

Zoom Link to Virtual Prep Session: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91213549951

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE IN-PERSON FAIR IS REQUIRED -REGISTER ON HANDSHAKE

AugSem Assessment and Community Engagment Discussion TODAY 12:10-12:50 p.m.

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Assessment Day 2022 is scheduled for today, 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 a Zoom invite

Faculty and Staff, 2022 Forum on Workplace Inclusion Annual Conference – Solving for X

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The 2022 Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference will be a three-day virtual experience. Augsburg faculty and staff are eligible to receive a 70% discount off the registration fee!

Addressing complex challenges can be daunting, especially when the foundations of our structures are shifting. As we look to a future of continuous and unforeseeable change, what must we do to tackle systemic inequities deeply embedded in our everyday environments and unharness inclusive, equitable, and sustainable ways of working?

Session with a Specific Focus on Higher Education

Fostering Belonging: How to Avoid Tokenism, Woke-Washing, and Homophily on Your Campus
Presenters: Nik Anderson, Capella University | Kimberly Boulden, D’Youville College

A Blueprint for Making Immediate Changes in Response to Social Needs
Presenters: Crystal Moore, Strategic Education, Inc. | Jacqueline Palmer, Strayer University

A Trio of Higher Education Initiatives: Cultural Competence, Inclusive Leadership and Anti-Racism
Presenters: Chevalier (Chevy) Cleaves, MIT Lincoln Laboratory| Jeffrey Cookson, Language & Culture Worldwide | TiShaunda McPherson, Northwestern University Office of Equity | Angela Pace-Moody, University of Chicago Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence

Join us at the 34th annual conference as we come together to Solve for X.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/augsburg-faculty-staff-registration/

Minnesota Private Colleges Scholars Showcase – TOMORROW

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Undergraduate students from 12 Minnesota private colleges, including Augsburg, will present their research VIRTUALLY at the annual Scholars Showcase event, happening tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21, 11:00am to 1:00pm.

With disciplines ranging from philosophy to history and chemistry to economics, the breadth of the subject matter presented here represents the wide range of student learning that occurs every day at Minnesota Private Colleges.

The Showcase will feature six concurrent, proctored sessions at any one time. Students will present on their research projects and be eager for your questions. (Each presentation will be offered twice, consecutively.)

Fellow students, faculty, legislators, and members of the public are all welcome to attend!

For more information on the event, including the presenter schedule and links to attend virtually, please visit https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/news-events/events/scholars-showcase.

MN Private Colleges Website

Eating Disorder Awareness Online Event

submitted by yanggg7@augsburg.edu

Join Mental Health Matters in recognizing National Eating Disorders week by learning more about eating disorders and how you can help yourself, and others to better understand these disorders, reduce stigma, and how to address them. You can win a $10 Target gift card for attending!

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95107287466?pwd=NTBpQWxtdzJ4NytkaTIrMEsyVHMvZz09

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