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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

TOMORROW: COVID Vaccine Clinic in Christensen (Plus $25 Gift Card Drawing for Students)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on 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.

New Islamic Prayer Space Created in Science Hall and Athletic Dome to be Taken Down April 3-6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Over spring break, Science 19 was converted to an Islamic prayer space, with fresh paint and new carpet.

The Athletic Dome will be taken down April 3-6. On April 5 and 6, there will be no parking on both sides of Butler Place and on the east side of 23rd Avenue.

Campus Security To Test New Parking System and Other Campus Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

On March 30 and 31, new equipment will be installed in Lot K to allow Augsburg to test a virtual parking permit system during the month of April. The testing project won’t affect current parking or permit rules.

Lindell Library west elevator has been repaired and is back in operation.

Hagfors Center skyway doors have been repaired and are now operating normally.

Teaching and Learning

New – Forum Podcast Ep. 90: Building Mental Fitness: Shift From Surviving to Thriving

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast Amy Yip (Amy Yip Coaching) shares what mental fitness is, why it matters, skills & practices to build their own mental fitness, and how to apply it in cultivating a more diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p90/

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 the short form below 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

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/

New Auggie Basics Website

submitted by litzinga@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is excited to announce a new website titled Auggie Basics. Auggie Basics is a series of programs at Augsburg University dedicated to providing assistance to students in order to be successful in academic, social, and emotional areas of their lives. Assistance provided to students includes books, food, housing, emergency funding, support services, technology (laptops, etc.), transportation, and more.

Auggie Basics

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 April 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 and start an application

Fall Semester Abroad – Final App Deadline on Friday, April 1

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend fall semester abroad in Namibia, Mexico, or Central America!

Final application deadline is this Friday, April 1

A semester abroad consists of a full-time set of classes to keep you on track to graduate, and fulfills Augsburg Experience.

Use your financial aid, and take advantage of additional study abroad scholarship opportunities to keep costs about the same as a semester on-campus. In addition, students studying in the Namibia program in fall 2022 will get free airfare!

Contact us to set up an advising appointment: abroad@augsburg.edu
Get started with program info and application with the link below.

Get full details and start your application!

Faculty Budget Work Continues

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

We invite faculty to review the weekly updates from Senate President Andy Aoki regarding cuts in courses and assignments. Faculty are encouraged to submit questions to the Budget Working Group as they continue to arise. Each week Senate President Andy Aoki includes responses to these questions in the report sent directly to all faculty members. As difficult decisions are ahead, faculty input and questions remain critical to being able to be transparent about this process.

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

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

Campus Partner Interviewers Needed Today for American Indian Program Manager

submitted by sabinob@augsburg.edu

Hello Campus Partners! Multicultural Life would like to formally invite you all to attend our LGBTQIA+ and American Indian Program Manager Candidates interviews today! Attend whichever interview session you can!

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

American Indian Program Manager interview
Date: 3/29
Time:10:00am to 10:45am
Zoom Link (make sure you join during the correct time): https://bit.ly/3uzRJXT

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

Student Zoom Interviewers Needed for American Indian Program Manager Today

submitted by sabinob@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!

American Indian Program Manager
Date: 3/29/2022
Time: 9:10am-9:50am
Zoom Link (make sure you join at the right time): https://bit.ly/3wLuSeQ

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.

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

Student Worker Position: Digital Content Assistant, Marketing (Summer and Academic Year 2022-23)

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The Marketing and Communication division is seeking to hire one student employee to serve as a digital content assistant for the summer of 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year. This position will be for a minimum of 5 hours/week and a maximum of 8 hours/week.

Ideal candidates will be available to work beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

Distributing A-mail on a daily basis by 9 a.m.
Designing digital display screens using the WordPress platform.
Performing content edits on the Augsburg University website: modifying text, creating pages, and uploading images.
Occasionally assist student/campus events to gather photos for Augsburg University’s official social media accounts.
Occasionally distribute mail/packages/notes to other staff members on campus.

View the full application here:

Wellness Wednesday Walk and Connect

submitted by kentjo@augsburg.edu

We meet at the Center for Wellness Counseling on Wednesdays at 4:30 and leave for our walk at 4:35. After exploring areas close to campus we’ll come back to the CWC for pizza. We’ll be done by 6:00.

If you have any questions contact the CWC at CWC@augsburg.edu or just stop by our office on the first floor of Anderson Residence Hall.

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

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: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night Event 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

Internship and Full-time with Ameriprise Financial- Attend Info Session

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Students Save the Date: Wednesday, April 6th 4:30-5:30, Hagfors Room 351

Please join Ameriprise Financial to learn about their Intern and Leadership Development Program (LDP). Session will include a panel discussion with current members of the LDP program. Panel members will share their experience as a LDP program participant and tips and tricks for preparing for your internship and full-time job search next year. (Many Auggies have been hired by Ameriprise previously!) Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about how recruiters approach the Fall Campus Recruiting Season.

FIRST YEAR, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS: Attending the session NOW, will help you in the EARLY APPLICATION process for future internships and/or full-time positions. (Summer 2023 recruitment season is generally August/September with offers made by October.)

SENIORS graduating this spring/summer will learn about the company and positions that are available.

Dress Attire: Casual
PIZZA will be provided
FREE Augsburg University Padfolio (engraved notebook that is useful in an interview/networking setting)

Register in Handshake so we can estimate the number of pizzas needed.

Questions? Email careers@augsburg.edu.

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1013755

Zyzzogeton Student Research Symposium – April 12

submitted by raym@augsburg.edu

Augsburg celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments.

This year Zyzzogeton will feature posters from about 50 undergraduate researchers in the science, social science and humanity disciplines.

Zyzzogeton will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 3 – 4:30pm in Hagfors Center. There will be a convocation schedule for that day and no classes scheduled during the event time, so we hope that all students, faculty and staff are able to attend!

Please note that due to COVID-19 protocols, attendees will be required to register in advance and follow all current University guidelines for masking and social distancing. Register to attend here: https://forms.gle/re6G2YGMow8TTtjf9

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Register to Attend Here

Augsburg Women Engaged (AWE) Present: Women’s History Month: 100 Years of Coeducation

submitted by huntert2@augsburg.edu

March 31, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Central Time

Join a free, online event with Augsburg faculty Dr. Kristin Anderson and Dr. Jacqueline deVries. Dr. Anderson will open the program with a presentation on the history of women at Augsburg, followed by Dr. deVries who will discuss more contemporary issues. After their presentations, Dr. Anderson and Dr. deVries are planning to field questions from attendees about their presentations and other related issues.

To sign up for the event, please visit our registration page included below. The program will be approximately one hour in length.

https://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=0c0618b8-a163-480f-a869-8e39152cf567&envId=p-QWbpCHti9EWDeCMOFFaH_Q

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 AISA’s 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

Jarabe Mexicano Performing at Augsburg

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 below.

BE SURE TO ATTEND THEIR 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

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/

Next Week – 2022 Forum on Workplace Inclusion Annual Conference

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!

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

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

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

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Find Summer Work on Augsburg’s Campus – Assist with Summer Speech and Debate Camp

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is seeking a number of camp staff positions for our middle and high school camps. Interviews will take place early May. All staff positions will require a background check and training.

MN Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) is a day camp in 2022; staff would need to be local to Twin Cities, MN.

All staff (and students participating in the in-person camp) must either be fully vaccinated or apply for a health exemption through Augsburg University. Additional COVID-19 protocols (i.e. mask wearing) will be determined closer to camp.

Click on the link below to find job descriptions and apply.

Apply for summer speech & debate camp jobs