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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Returns Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting Monday, March 7, students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus as part of a new program through the state of Minnesota. Tests will be provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Teaching and Learning

Reminder: Faculty Scholarship and International Grants Due Friday at Noon

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/

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/

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=

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

Graduate Students: Study in Costa Rica this Summer for Graduate Credits

submitted by davisd2@augsburg.edu

Housed within the Master of Arts in Leadership program, graduate students are welcome to apply and register for ML577: Universal Responsibility and Leadership: A Central American Experience, a graduate Leadership course with an travel component in Costa Rica.

Dates of travel: July 9-19, 2022.
Deadline to apply is April 11, 2022.

Upcoming Info Session:
Monday, March 28, at 6:00 PM CT

Register for March 28 Info Session

General Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night

Submitted by kasongob@augsburg.edu

On March 31st,  Augsburg’s Pan Afrikan Student Union will be hosting our annual Afrikan Night Event. The theme for this year is “Taste of the Diaspora”. We would like to invite all students to attend. There will be live performances, catered food, and an African Fashion Show!

We would also like to invite all Augsburg students and local community talent to sign up to perform as well! There will be auditions held this month. The sign up sheet is attached below:
Best Regards,

PASU

Transportation to the Funeral Service for Claudia Murray

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has chartered a bus for students who are in need of transportation to attend the funeral service for Claudia Murray this Saturday, March 5 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. The bus will be located in front of Anderson Music Hall on 7 1/2 Street. Loading time will be at 1pm, departure will be at 1:15pm, with the start of the service being at 2pm. The bus will depart for Augsburg at 3:30pm after the reception. Questions about the bus can be directed to Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

Claudia’s service may also be watched via livestream at https://mtolivet.org/livestream/

Obituary and Funeral Arrangements for Kailey Mach

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Kailey Mach’s family has shared the following funeral arrangements for this coming Sunday and Monday:

Wake – Sunday, March 6 from 4–8 p.m.
Le Center Funeral Home
245 S. Maple Ave
Le Center, MN 56057

Funeral – Monday, March 7 at 11 a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
232 W. Minnesota St.
Le Center, MN 56057

View Kailey’s obituary from Le Center Funeral Home.

Obituary and Funeral Arrangements for Claudia Murray

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

We learned from Claudia Murray’s family that there will be a visitation and funeral at Mt. Olivet Church at 50th and Knox Avenue South in Minneapolis today (Friday) and Saturday. Here are the details.

Visitation on Friday, March 4 from 3–7 p.m.
Visitation on Saturday, March 5 from 12:30–2 p.m.
Funeral service on Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Reception with light food immediately following the service.
Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery following the reception.
Gathering for friends of Claudia on Sunday, late afternoon, TBD
The funeral will be live streamed for those who cannot attend at https://mtolivet.org/livestream/.

Read Claudia’s obituary in the Star Tribune.

Augsburg Leadership Awards and Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Nominations are Open

submitted by abdiaa7@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.

ADSG and ASAC Petition for Candidacy Open

submitted by abdiaa7@augsburg.edu

Petitions for candidacy in Augsburg Day Student Government as well as Augsburg Student Activities Council for the 2022-2023 school year are live!

Learn more about these great opportunities and how to apply below.

Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) is the official governing body of the Day Student population at Augsburg University. There are numerous positions within ADSG that any currently registered undergraduate student that meets eligibility requirements can run for. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to champion meaningful change on campus and advocate the concerns and needs of their peers and community.

Augsburg Student Activities Council (ASAC) is a robust student organization that seeks to build community on campus through intentional large-scale programming including but not limited to planning and executing Homecoming, Auggie Days events, Movie Nights, Seasonal Events, and much more. Be a part of creating fun and creative ways for all students to connect to our campus community.

The President and Vice President must run together on the same ticket for both ADSG and ASAC. For other ADSG positions students can run for one or multiple. The remaining ASAC board positions are selected by the President and Vice President.

If either or both of these opportunities sound interesting to you complete the ‘Petition for 2022-2023 Day Student Government/Augsburg Student Activities Council Candidacy’ form in auggie life by Friday March 25th at 4:00pm.

If you have any questions reach out to campuslife@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

Need Augsburg Experience – Take a Course in Puerto Rico in May

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Sign up for the summer study away program by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend ~3 weeks in Puerto Rico in May exploring different arts in the context of community building, activism, and social justice in Puerto Rico!

COMMUNITY, ARTS & CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO

• Travel: May 9-27, 2022

• Course: THR 295: Community, Arts, & Culture in Puerto Rico (Fine Arts requirement), 4 credits

• fulfills Augsburg Experience, too!

Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

*** APPLY BY MARCH 18 ***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get full program details and start an application here

Auggie Basics Housing – Application Open for Summer 2022 and 2022-2023 Academic Year

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University is accepting applications for Auggie Basics Housing for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year.

DEADLINE:
Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Auggie Basics Housing is designed to address the needs of students who are experiencing housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into Auggie Basics Housing will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student.

MEAL PLANS:
Students are not required to have a meal plan if they are selected for Auggie Basics Housing, including those placed into buildings that require one.

ELIGIBILITY FOR PROGRAM:
To be eligible for Auggie Basics Housing, students must be returning students and not receiving other housing aid from the University. Incoming first-year and transfer students are not eligible to apply.

Students may apply for housing either for the summer term and/or for the academic year. Students must reapply each academic year, and may be part of the program for up to two academic years. Being chosen for Auggie Basics Housing one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

APPLICATION LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda_PwCjMezO63enNBljbudyjmAvAVAQrrCvDALOAxl5aw3og/viewform

QUESTIONS?
Questions may be directed to Michael Grewe, Assistant Dean of Students, at grewe@augsburg.edu.

Auggie Basics Housing Application

Prize Drawing for First Year and Seniors for NSSE Survey Completion

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Are you a first-year or senior student? Check your email 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 or Target gift certificates! Don’t miss this opportunity for your voice to be heard – and for a chance for those sweet, sweet prizes!

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

Come into Full Bloom with 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

Meet the ESC Communications Team

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

Check out the latest Sabo Center blog post introducing the Communications team of the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC). They’ve been creating content about ESC’s work and sharing resources about environmental sustainability. Check out their content, get the latest updates, and learn ways to get involved with ESC by following us on Instagram @sustainable_augsburgu

Read the blog post 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

Event Announcements

Auggie Lotto – Food and Prizes Available This Sunday

submitted by leoneb@augsburg.edu

This Sunday, March 6th from 5-6pm, invite your friends for a fun hour of Auggie Lotto! Players mark off numbers on cards as the numbers are drawn randomly by a caller, the winner being the first person to mark off five numbers in a row or another required pattern such as blackout. We will have multiple prize winners who will receive gift cards to local establishments! All Augsburg students are allowed to attend. Buffalo Wild Wings will be catered, 10 wings limited to each person. In addition, sampler platters and caesar salad will be available. Sign Up Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1evcTOF40FoJ5ht1ztD984uGrhLdi8DFDb0S3ijnYtsk/edit?usp=sharing

TODAY: Virtual STEM Alumni Research Talks: Cain Valtierrez-Gaytan and Laura Fricke

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

Speakers: Cain Valtierrez-Gaytan and Laura Fricke

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022

Time: 3:10 – 4:20 PM

Modality: Virtual

In this session, two current graduate students will each share about their current research, as well as their path to graduate school. This will be followed by time to ask them questions about their experiences and perspectives.

Cain Valtierrez-Gaytan ‘16 is a Ph.D. candidate in the Zasadzinski Research Group of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota.

Laura Fricke ‘19 is a Ph.D. Student working with Dr. Amelia Lindsey in the Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota.

Registration Link and Zoom Info: https://forms.gle/BykDDEHCZGAKXQYN6

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.

Saturday Performance – Augsburg Concert Band

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Join the Concert Band for their first performance of the Spring Semester!

Saturday, March 5 – 3:30 p.m.*
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Free and open to all
Onsite registration and masks are required

* This performance time has shifted from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate all who would like to attend visitation or funeral services for Claudia Murray

Music Department Calendar

String Quartets by Women Composers – This Sunday

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Join the Jamison Ensemble for their first of TWO performances this semester at Augsburg!

Sunday, March 6
6:30 p.m., Pre-Concert Chat — 7 p.m., Performance
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Free to all students; A $10 donation for all other guests is great appreciated!
Onsite registration and masks are required

Event Details

ASAC Presents The Enchanted Ball

submitted by xiongcc8@augsburg.edu

Join us for a night of fun as we get together for Augsburg’s Annual Winter Formal, The Enchanted Ball. The event will be held on 3/26/22 from 7:30pm-12:00am in the Christensen Center and will feature exclusive live musical performances, an amazing DJ, photographers, entertainment, food, and more. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Auggie Life RSVP

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