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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

Apply and Register for Abroad Graduate Course in Costa Rica

submitted by davisd2@augsburg.edu

There are still spots available for graduate study abroad (Costa Rica!) course ML577 – Universal Responsibility and Leadership: A Central American Experience.

Deadline to apply is April 11.

There is one more info session about the course TODAY at noon! Email davisd2@augsburg.edu for the Zoom link to join.

Apply Here for ML 577 – Universal Responsibility and Leadership: A Central American Experience

Teach, Study, Conduct Research Abroad for Free

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

URGO is looking for Fulbright applicants to study, conduct research, carry out a creative project or teach English in over 140 countries.

We are looking for junior, seniors, graduate students, or recent alums who:
– Are U.S. Citizens
– Hold a 3.0 GPA or higher for English Teaching Assistantship
– Hold a 3.5 or higher for study and research
– Are active on campus or their home communities
– Will serve effectively as cultural ambassadors

Interested students should contact urgo@augsburg.edu to set up an appointment to talk about the Fulbright program.

Fulbright Website

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

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!

This course is taught through Augsburg University’s partnership with the nationally acclaimed Playwrights’ Center.

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

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/

March 31: Studying In Norway Webinar

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Please join us for an informational webinar to discuss how, where, and why you should consider Norway as your next study abroad experience. Learn about opportunities for exchange studies, summer school, degree programs, and the unique experience of a Norwegian Folk High School!

Speakers:
Urd Milbury, Royal Norwegian Embassy
Kristina Haarberg, Norway-America Association (NORAM)
Michele Fredrickson, Oslo International Summer School
Dorte Birch, Folkehøgskolene

Introductory remarks by Hon.Consul General Eivind Heiberg

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

General Announcements

Upcoming Events

submitted by vangkk3@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Below are some exciting upcoming end of year events! We’ve highlighted an array of big events that will be happening on campus and encourage you to check them out and attend what appeals to you.

Come meet new people, celebrate holidays, announcements, and enjoy the end of year festivities! What a way to end the year with a bang!

Reach out to organizations directly with any questions about their specific events*

Upcoming Events:

PASU – Afrikan Night & After Party (3/31)
Urness Floor 8 – Tie Dye and Picnic Party (3/31)
AISA – Medicine Garden Plot (4/1)
Campus Life – Augsburg Leadership Awards (4/3)
QIPA – Gaymer Smash (4/5)
MSA – Game Night (4/6)
ADSG – Go Green: Transportation Event (4/7)
ISO – ISO Banquet (4/7)
AESC – Top Golf (4/10)
QPA – Lavender Celebration (4/13)
AISA – Senior Graduate Honoring Banquet (4/16)
ALAS – End of the Year Banquet (4/16)
QPA – Queer Prom (4/16)
PASS x AASA x HWT – Pan-Asian Banquet (4/19)
MSA – Iftar Dinner (4/22)
ASAC – Senior Party (4/28)
PASU – End of the Semester Cookout (4/29)

Petitions for 2022-2023 ADSG and ASAC Candidacy

submitted by vangkk3@augsburg.edu

Hello Student Leaders & Campus Partners!

Petitions for candidacy in Augsburg Day Student Government as well as Augsburg Student Activities Council for the 2022-2023 school year have been extended until April 1st. See info below if you are interested in this leadership opportunity or forward to students who you think would be a great candidate!

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.

Fun Summer Job Opportunity

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!

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:

Introducing New Augsburg Facilities Director

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

I am pleased to announce that Augsburg has appointed a new Director of Facilities Management. Jim Orchard, who most recently was Director of Operations at Concordia University in St. Paul, will join Augsburg starting Monday, April 4.

Jim has more than 20 years experience in leading Facilities Management in higher education, including deep experience in both custodial and maintenance operations. He brings a wealth of expertise in daily facilities management, operational planning, financial management, team training and professional development, deferred maintenance, and management of new construction and capital projects.

Please join the Facilities team in welcoming Jim to Augsburg!

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

Visit the Writing Center for your 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/

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!

Take a Spanish Course this Summer in Mexico

submitted by hildena@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 for all the programs listed above on our website

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

Pop-Up Location – Strommen Career and Internship Services

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Students, do you have questions regarding internships, resumes, job searching, handshake or just need to learn more about the Strommen Career & Internship office?

If yes, we are bringing the career center to a new pop-up location on the link of the Lindell Library (across from Academic Advising/Class offices) on Monday’s April 4, 11, and 18th from 10:30am-12:45pm.

We also invite you to stop by our main office in Suite 100, Christensen Center during regular business hours.

We help Auggies Find Meaningful Work!

Strommen Career & Internship Services
careers@augsburg.edu
612-330-1148

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

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night – TONIGHT

Submitted by kasongob@augsburg.edu

Today, 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

Chapel: Jarabe Mexicano

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear music by Jarabe Mexicano as part of their residency with the Augsburg Music Department. Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Chapel with Mike Grewe

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

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in these events 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(s) with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Click here for more information

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/

Attend the Summit at the Capitol

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg student leaders, the Sabo Center and ISAIAH MN Young Adult Coalition at our state Capitol on Tuesday, April 5th from 3pm-7:30pm to let our state’s leaders know that we care and are serious about climate, education, affordable housing and other issues that affect our communities! This will be a time to rally around rent stabilization, attend a workshop to learn more about issues on climate, education, policing and care for all, and hear from our leaders including Attorney General Keith Ellison. Our time will conclude with an Iftar Dinner.

*A group from Augsburg will be meeting in the Quad at 2:30pm to walk to the Light Rail and take the Green Line out to the Capitol in St Paul.

Register 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

Auggie Connect-Strommen Center

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Join us for a conversation with Kate Gray from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work on Monday April 4, 3:30 pm.
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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