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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, and staff can visit Gundale Chapel between 4:30–6:30 p.m. today to receive a free COVID-19 test. No appointment needed. 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 (as a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access)

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. 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

Nominations for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Contribution Award Due Monday, March 21 by Midnight

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/

Forum Podcast, Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions with Volunteers

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Wendy Vang-Roberts (Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement) and Yixiu Chen (State of Minnesota Department of Human Services) discuss the way unconscious biases show up in the form of microaggressions.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p88/

Summer Course: Writing for Television – Apply Now

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Do you love watching television and have ever wondered how the creators wrote their pilot for that hit TV show you love to watch? Or, are you a writer in a different medium and have always wanted to try your hand at writing for television?

Grow your writing skills this summer with the course PWC 320 “Writing for Television”. This intensive course will be modeled on a professional writer’s room and as such all students will be required to actively participate. Students will be expected to participate in the development and breaking of story while learning to pitch ideas, create outlines, and reading and providing feedback on your colleagues’ work. Each of these steps will be instrumental in aiding you with creating your own pilot!

WRITING FOR TELEVISION: Writing the Television Pilot, PWC 320

DATES: June 4 – July 30
(Please note that the course dates do not correspond to the Summer Semester Time 1 and Time 2 schedules. For drop/withdrawal dates, see the course description details in Records and Registration.)

INSTRUCTOR: Taught by Christina Ham, a highly awarded and prolific writer for both stage and screen, including Sweet Tooth for Netflix, THEM for Amazon, and Westworld for HBO. She was named one of “The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2018-19 Season” by American Theatre magazine.

COST: standard summer tuition rate for 4 credits: $1,704

Spots in this course are limited. Apply by May 2.

Get complete details and start an application online

Arts for Social Change in Puerto Rico: Study Away 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

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

General Announcements

Nominations Due TODAY for Leadership Awards and SLS

submitted by mismashj@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.

Campus Partners Interview Today for Latinx Program Manager

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Hello Campus Partners! Multicultural Life would like to formally invite you all to attend our Latinx Program Manager Candidate interview today!

Below are the dates and times for the interviews through Zoom!

Latinx Program Manager Campus Partner
Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2022
Time: 1:50pm to 2:35pm
Zoom Link (make sure you join during the correct time): https://bit.ly/3IB3qn2

If you have any questions or concerns please email Keo, mouak1@ausgburg.edu

RSVP to get more information for FUTURE interviews!

New – Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Strommen Peer Advisors

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Starting tomorrow (Friday, March 11th), the Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are available to review your resume and/or cover letter via Zoom. Going forward, on Friday’s this semester, we are pleased to offer virtual drop-in hours from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

In-person drop-in hours are still available Mondays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:30 AM, Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Thursdays 9:00 – 11:30 AM, and Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Whether you’re creating your resume and/or cover letter for the first time or if you’re applying for the job or internship of your dreams, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you!

Please note: There will be no drop-in hours next week (March 14 – 18) due to Mid-Term Break. However, you can still schedule an appointment with a career coach in Handshake next week.

Access the Virtual Drop-In Hours Zoom Link on our Strommen Community Moodle Site

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!

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

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences from Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form 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

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

ADSG and ASAC Petition for Candidacy Open

submitted by mismashj@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

Student Zoom Interviewers Needed for Latinx Program Manager Today

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Multicultural Life will be inviting candidates to interview over Zoom for Program Managers today! Students! Please join us today over Zoom to interview your potential Program Managers. Below you will find the interview times and Zoom link for today’s sessions.

MLife will be providing the interview questions and you can even come up with some questions of your own!

Latinx Program Manager
Date: 3/10/2022
Time: 1:00-1:40pm
Zoom Link (make sure you join at the right time): https://bit.ly/3pu8sKu

If you have any questions or concerns, email mss@augsburg.edu!

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.

RSVP Here For FUTURE Student Interviews

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night Event

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.

Click the link to sign up for performances and the fashion show,

or

DM us on Instagram @AugsburgPasu!
Best Regards,

PASU

Staff Appreciation Event: March 22

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Staff Appreciation March 22 at 3:00 pm

Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes light refreshments and snacks. For staff members who wish to join us virtually, snacks will be available to pick up in the Events Office, 2nd Floor, Christensen, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, to bring back to your office to eat while you watch.

To help plan, we ask that you RSVP https://forms.gle/zS9LyNmeroU6BUeeA to this event and let us know if you plan to attend in person or virtually and whether you plan to pick up snacks.

2022 Staff Appreciation Program
Tuesday, March 22
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel
Zoom Livestream: https://augsburg.zoom.us/s/93420424349

If you need disability accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the Staff Senate at staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

As part of this event, we are encouraging attendees to bring donations for Campus Cupboard, Augsburg’s student food shelf. Campus Cupboard is currently looking for donations of the following items:

Food donations: Ramen (all flavors)
Rice and/or pasta
Mac + Cheese
Gluten free pasta
Personal care items (e.g. lotion, shampoo, mouthwash, toothbrushes, etc)
Oils (olive oil, peanut oil, etc)
Peanut butter and other nut butters
Granola bars
Trail mix
Spices
Soy sauce
Snacks (e.g. Goldfish, pretzels, etc)
Paper or cloth grocery bags
Toiletry donations: laundry detergent, dish soap, clorox wipes, hand soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, makeup products, lip balm, sunscreen

Please consider bringing an item to donate to Campus Cupboard on Tuesday, March 22. You can also donate any time by bringing items to the Campus Cupboard, located in Anderson.

2022 Staff Appreciation Event

TODAY Info Session: Study Abroad in Namibia and South Africa at 11:25 a.m.

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Come to learn about the Augsburg CGEE semester in Southern Africa – a study abroad program available to all Auggies:

INFO SESSION: Thursday, March 10

11:25-11:55 – presentation

12:00-1:00 – Meet and greet with Pinias Kashedi, Global Faculty from Namibia

in the Riverside Room, next to the Cafeteria in Christensen Center

The semester program in Southern Africa is particularly great for students with a major, minor, or strong interest in history, political science, religion, CRES, or for those who wish to do an internship in a related field. It is available in both Fall and Spring semesters. Fall 2022 participants will get free airfare!

Students learn about historical and present-day challenges in creating national identity, an inclusive multi-party democracy, and a model for development. Studying Namibia and South Africa’s model and approach to such issues provides a useful context for understanding globalization and nation-building struggles throughout the world. Gain hands-on work experience in a development agency through an academic internship for credit. Earn additional credit in Political Science, Religion, Interdisciplinary Studies, or History, as well as Augsburg Experience.

CGEE in Southern Africa is one of the more affordable study abroad options for Auggies – use all of your financial aid, receive an additional automatic $1500 travel grant, and apply for additional study-abroad scholarships to add on.

Applications for the Fall semester are due April 1. Get program details, course lists, and lots more information at the link below.

Learn more about the CGEE Southern Africa program here

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!

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Girl Scout Cookie Shortages Got You Down?

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

It’s true. There is a cookie shortage right now. The cookie booth originally scheduled for Friday, March 11th, has been moved to March 25th. Problems with production and delays in trucking have the local inventory down to nothing! Lucky for you, Eleanor has several varieties available now: Thin Mints, Carmel DeLites, Shortbread, Lemonades, Toast-Yahs, Peanut Butter Sandwhiches, Peanut Butter Patties, and even a few bags of the Gluten Free Carmel Chocolate Chip! Her supply is limited though.

Email me, stop by my office (Foss 171), or use her cookie link to place and order – select girl delivery to pick up on campus. Cash, Cookie App, or Venmo accepted.

From Eleanor: “I’m sorry, but I don’t have enough cookies for Friday. We will have more in a few days. I will be on-campus on March 25th selling them again with all the flavors. I do have some now though, so you can email my mom or order using my cookie link. Bye. – Eleanor”

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