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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

COVID Vaccines for 5+ Available Wednesday 3/30—All Welcome

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic this Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

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.

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

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

Full-time Faculty: Apply for the 2022 Integrated Course Design (ICD) Grant Program

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

CTL’s annual ICD Grant program is offered to encourage faculty to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based, equitable course design. To that end, recipients of the grant will receive a $2000 stipend to participate in a 4-day workshop Monday May 23 through Thursday May 26, 2022 (9:00am – 12:30pm each day), optional coaching throughout the summer, and a wrap-up lunch in late August. To demonstrate application of the principles of the workshop, participants will also be asked to produce a final product that utilizes evidence-based, equitable course design (e.g. a syllabus).

Courses proposed for this grant may be new courses or courses undergoing substantial revision; preference will be given to courses being offered in the next academic year (2022-2023). Courses may be team-teaching collaborative efforts or individually-taught. Although open to full-time faculty at all stages in their career, preference will be given to early-career faculty.

The application form and samples of successful past applications are posted on the CTL Website under “Grants & Travel Funds; Annual Grants & Awards”. Applications are due Friday, April 8th at Noon.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact one or both of the ICD Workshop Coordinators: Drs. Tara Mader (mader@augsburg.edu) and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu)

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

Call for “3 Days in May” Proposals from Faculty and Staff

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual “3 Days in May” (coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning) is back in person and will be held Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th in the Hagfors Center!

The CTL Fellows are looking for interesting and engaging sessions for these three days, and we welcome your contributions. If you are interested in offering or coordinating a session/workshop/demonstration/etc., please complete this short form and a CTL member will get back to you to find out more details and talk about specific presentation and scheduling needs.

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

https://forms.gle/j2AXaAizzStSTBFd6

General Announcements

Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Spring semester and Summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!

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

Dodge Nature Center – Summer Internship

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Open to undergrads – Apply Soon.

The Dodge Nature Center is a non-profit organization operating 460 acres of nature preserves within the cities of West Saint Paul, Mendota Heights, and Cottage Grove that provides exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education for thousands of people each year. Each summer they hire one Auggie to work with their team! Hourly pay: $14.25-$15.00/hour paid through the Reuel Harmon Fund at Augsburg.

To learn more and to see the complete job description, email careers@augsburg.edu (subject line: Dodge Nature)

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

Visit the Writing Center for Your Final Papers and Projects

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is offering online appointments to help all students with their writing needs. Tutors are available during the following online hours:

• Sunday 2-8pm
• Monday 4-8pm
• Tuesday 2-8pm
• Wednesday 2-8pm
• Thursday 4-8pm

Visit our website to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

https://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

https://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Applications are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form

First Year and Senior Students: Complete the NSSE Survey for a Chance to Win

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!

Today: Modified Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours are modified today (Monday, March 28th) and will be offered from 2:00-4:00 PM. Drop-In Hours will resume as normal the rest of the week.

Tuesday 9:00-11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00-11:30 AM
Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Come visit us in Christensen Center, Suite 100! Across from Einstein’s.

Virtual Drop-In Hours are available Fridays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Zoom Link Available in the Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Strommen Community Moodle Site

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night this Week

Submitted by kasongob@augsburg.edu

On Thursday, 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”. The main event will be from 7 PM – 9 PM in the Sateren Auditorium. There will be live performances, catered food, and an African Fashion Show! Then we’ll head over to our after party from 9:30 PM – 12 AM in the East Commons of the Christensen building.

We would like to invite all students and staff to attend. This event is one you do not want to miss! And guess what? The entry is free and you can invite your friends! We hope to see you all there.

PS: There will be a drawing for a medium TELFAR bag as well as other amazing prizes, enter by attending our Afrikan Week events and at Afrikan Night! The winners will be announced at the end of the event. To see the scheduled Afrikan Week events starting Monday, March 28th, keep up with our social media.

Follow us on Instagram @AugsburgPasu.
Best Regards,

The Pan-Afrikan Student Union

Celebrate Earth Month in April

submitted by carreraa@augsburg.edu

April 22nd is Earth Day. We are dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate our Home. Join us in attending the many events we have planned throughout the month! Find our table in the lobby of Christensen Center today from 11:00AM-2:00PM to learn more about the events, starting with our AISA Medicine Garden Blessing this Friday (4/1) 3-5PM in the Augsburg Community Garden.

Come rekindle community, self-heal, and reconnect with the Earth through celebrations during Earth Month. These Environmental Action Committee-supported events will allow you further connection to green spaces on campus, engagement with educational experiences by all forms of teachers, exploration of inclusive career paths, and the opportunity to build solidarity with social justice work bonded by intersectionality. Together in community, learn from Indigenous cultures, be rewarded with rest and find its productivity, fix your bike, have a ball with slow fashion, eat local, and then finish the month with a community bonfire into the sunset.

Mii omaa akiing endaayang – The Earth is our Home

Click here for more information

Time Entry Training for Supervisors: March 29 and 30

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

All supervisors of staff and student employees are encouraged to attend our new time entry training with Augsburg’s payroll team!

We’ll cover expectations, explain new tools to make time entry and approvals simpler, and answer your most pressing questions. Please mark your calendar:

Tuesday, March 29 @ 10-11am (Zoom only)
Tuesday, March 29 @ 1:30-2:30pm (Zoom and Oren Gateway Ctr 100 in-person)
Wednesday, March 30 @ 12pm (Zoom only)

Zoom Link for all three meetings: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95762059118

A recording of these trainings will also be posted to the HR website.

Join Zoom Meeting

The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program – April 12

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program welcomes Dr. Jennifer L. Ross, Professor and Physics Department Chair at Syracuse University, who will present The Future is Alive! Physics Lessons from Biology as part of the ongoing Sverdrup lecture series.

Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 – 12:00pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Imagine a world where potholes in roads seal themselves like cuts in your skin, your body reports directly to your doctor on pain and medication, and we can explore and inhabit other planets using pre-fabricated houses that build themselves. To reach these dreams, we must understand the physics behind biology that can already perform such exciting activities. In this talk, we will explore how the skeleton of the cell is able to arrange itself and how enzymes could move faster than expected when they perform their chemical reaction.

Please note the convocation schedule for adjusted class times on this day.

https://www.augsburg.edu/convo/sverdrup/

Biology Seminar TONIGHT

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Please join TriBeta as we host our guest speaker, William Beimers who is a post-bac student at the Mayo Clinic and is studying metabolism and cancer. This will be a good opportunity to hear about some cool science, but also to learn about some opportunities post-graduation in research. We’ve had Augsburg students in this same program currently and in the past.

This event is in-person at 6PM in Hagfors 151

Focused Conversation on Institutional Advancement and Comprehensive Campaign: TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Join Amy Alkire, vice president for institutional advancement, for a Focused Conversation on the university’s philanthropic priorities and the upcoming public phase of the Great Returns comprehensive campaign.

TODAY: Monday, March 28
Noon, 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

TONIGHT: BIPOC Mental Health Event

submitted by yanggg7@augsburg.edu

Come join Mental Health Matters TONIGHT, Monday March 28th 6-7pm via Zoom to learn about Mental health in BIPOC communities!

The BIPOC Community experiences unique generational trauma from racial oppression, which can lead to specific mental health needs. There can also be barriers to accessing effective care related to culture & language, disparities, stigma, immigration status, & provider competence. Come and hear from a panel of local community practitioners & educators about these needs and resources available to address them.

There will be two ($10) target gift card drawings for attendees of this event.

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

Jarabe Mexicano Performance

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Jarabe Mexicano will be in Residence with the Music Department March 31-April 2. A full residency schedule an information about the group is attached.

But be sure to see the final performance on …

Saturday, April 2 – 2 p.m.
Jarabe Mexicano with the Augsburg Orchestra & Choir
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Free and open to all!!

Full Jarabe Mexicano Residency Details

Auggie Connect TODAY

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Students with disabilities join us today for a conversation, with CLASS Director Kathy McGillivray, about disability in the workplace.

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join in person in Sverdrup 102 near the Enrollment Center or via Zoom Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm.

Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

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

Auggie Connect on Zoom

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