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Take a Spanish Course this Summer in Mexico

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

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

Check out these program options, and apply by March 1

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN MEXICO
• various dates throughout summer
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
• independent study or internship also possible

MEDICAL SPANISH & CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP in MEXICO
• June 8 – July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY in MEXICO
• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Norway Study Abroad – Interested?

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

If so, join this informational webinar put on by the Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, to be held on March 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. CST (see registration link below).

This event will provide the information about the how, where, and why you should consider Norway as your next study abroad experience.

And if you are serious, know that Augsburg has many exchange partner universities in Norway where you can study abroad for a semester – and all Auggies get a $1000 automatic travel grant for choosing one of them!

Explore options for your major at studyabroad.augsburg.edu, contact us at abroad@augsburg.edu or stop by the study abroad/away office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christiansen.

Webinar Registration Here

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/

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=

Assessment Day AugSem Session Materials Now Available

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

If you were unable to join us during the assessment day presentation on AugSem Course Design and Community Engagement Assessment on Tuesday 2/22, a recording of the session and supplemental materials can all now be found on the CTL website. Please contact Ben (denkinge@augsburg.edu) or Lyz (wendland@augsburg.edu) if you’d like to follow up on anything from the day’s event!

Link to the CTL website

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/

General Announcements

Apply for the 2022-2023 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars – Deadline is Monday

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

Music Therapy Study Abroad in July – Apply Now

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

Candidate Presentations, El-Hibri Chair and Executive Director, Interfaith

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

The search committee invites you to meet and hear from the candidates for the position of inaugural El-Hibri Endowed Chair and Executive Director of Interfaith at Augsburg. The three finalists will be on campus over the coming weeks. Public Presentations followed by Q & A will be held – both in person in OGC 100 and via Zoom – as follows:

Wed. Mar. 2, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Candidate #1)
Tues. Mar. 8, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Candidate #2)
Wed. Mar. 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Candidate #3)

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

Presentations will be based on the following prompt:
“Create a presentation that describes what in your professional, scholarly, and/or personal background has equipped you to lead Interfaith at Augsburg. Based on this experience, detail what you see as the specific ways you can further Augsburg’s commitment to advancing interfaith leadership on campus and nationally.”

Candidate names and CVs as well as Zoom links will be shared in advance of each visit. Please watch A-mail for further details.

For your reference:

Position posting/position description

First-year and Senior Students: Watch your e-mail for the NSSE

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Are you a first-year or senior student? Check your email starting today for an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This survey helps Augsburg better understand your experiences both inside and outside the classroom. All eligible recipients who complete the survey will be entered for a prize drawing to win Amazon.com or Target gift certificates! Don’t miss this opportunity for your voice to be heard – and for a chance for those sweet, sweet prizes!

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)

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

Faculty Questions About Budget Cuts

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

The faculty and administration Budget Working Group continues its work. We send a report directly to all faculty each week and welcome questions we can address specifically. Please keep in mind the form which is the best place to send your questions as often as you like. (Aoki, Chamberlin, Kaivola, Pike, Devers, Haaland, Coskran)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sZ-c6Rj7JDgT7rLIlCZf1BSt-zlkWMtS26qPwNc4vsU/edit

Event Announcements

Eating Disorder Awareness Online Event

submitted by yanggg7@augsburg.edu

Join Mental Health Matters, Monday, February 28, 6-7 pm via Zoom, 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.

Presentation provided by
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org
NEDA https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

You can win a $10 Target gift card for attending!

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

Chapel: Pastor John Schwehn

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a 20-minute worship service. Today Pastor John Schwehn will preach and will offer a blessing for the Augsburg Baseball Team. Richnetta Parker, vocal, and Andrea Sorum, piano, will provide music. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Thursday Chapel with Jazz Combo

Graduate Program Info- Augsburg BOLD

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

Graduate Admissions will be holding three sessions next week to provide more information about Augsburg BOLD.  
Stop by our table in Christensen by Einstein Bagels on Tuesday March 1st or Thursday March 3rd from 11:30-12:30 PM.  
If you cannot make it or want to connect virtually, we will be holding an open Zoom on Wednesday March 2nd from 12:00-2:00 PM.  You can register here.
We cannot wait to see you!  Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win $25 gift cards from Target.

Virtual Zoom on Wednesday March 2nd from 12:00-2:00 PM

Need Help with FAFSA? TRIO and SFS has You Covered

submitted by kallestj@augsburg.edu

TRIO and SFS are partnering together to make sure everyone is able to filled their 2022-23 FAFSA for next school year with ease.

Join us either (or both!) From 3:30 to 4:30pm in Sverdrup 201 on:

Wednesday March 2nd
Thursday March 3rd

If you are able: Please have you FSA ID information, your 2020 tax information, and your parents’ 2020 tax information available.

Interested? Fill this registration form out!

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles & Julia Becker and your fellow Auggies on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM. Join in person in Sverdrup 102 near the Enrollment Center or via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

Contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for information or disability-related accommodations.

Blood Drive in Lot L on March 2 – Table Today to Sign Up

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, March 2nd, from 10am to 3pm, the Augsburg Pre-PA Club, Augsburg Athletics, and TriBeta are hosting a blood drive. The blood mobile will be in Lot L, and check in will be in the dome.

If you donate blood:
– Bring your photo ID
– Eat and hydrate before donating
– No cold or flu symptoms for 72 hours before donating

We will have a table today in Christensen Center lobby from 2-4PM to help you sign up! Stop on by.

If you have any questions, email pearsong@augsburg.edu, or jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

Sign-up to Donate Blood

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.

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Who do You Think Will Win at the OSCARS 2022?

submitted by jensen11@augsburg.edu

Hey, I’m Jack Jensen
Each year my family guesses who will win each category at the OSCARS. I don’t really watch movies so I never win. Will you please take a couple minutes to make your picks on this google form so I can win this year, so I can taste the sweetness of victory and rub it in my dear family’s faces. I am counting on YOU, beloved Augsburg Community!
https://forms.gle/FPXLCf1D4a6WYSPd6

WINNING OSCAR PICKS here