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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

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/

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

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/

General Announcements

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

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.

Auggie Basics Housing Application

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

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

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

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

Today: Virtual Drop-In Hours with Strommen Peer Advisors

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are available to review your resume and/or cover letter via Zoom on Friday’s 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. Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s.

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!

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

Come to the Writing Center for Feedback on 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/

Be a Smart Student Using 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

Event Announcements

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!
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.

Check out all the Earth month events we have planned here!

Zyzzogeton Student Research Symposium – April 12

submitted by pearsong@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

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

AISA Medicine Garden Blessing TODAY

submitted by carreraa@augsburg.edu

Kick off Earth month by joining the Indigenous Auggies (AISA) community TODAY as we offer prayers, songs, and dances for the blessing of our student garden plot. The ceremonial blessing protocol before we transplant any plants. We do this to show respect. Elder Hope Flanagan will be leading us in prayer. The Little Earth singers, along with four jingle dress dancers will also be sharing songs and dances. The greatest gift you can bring to this event is your presence!
Location: Augsburg Community Garden (located behind Hagfors Center)
Dress for the weather.

For questions contact Alyssa Parkhurst, AISA Secretary & Environmental Stewardship Coordinator (AISA@augsburg.edu)

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.

More information about Earth month events can be found here.

4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival – April 2

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Like film? Join us for the 4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival, Saturday, April 2nd in Science 123. Doors open at 6 pm. The event is free.

The festival features films from students around the state. Filmmaker Raven Johnson will join us for a Q&A prior to the screening. Following the screening, there will be an awards presentation.

Raven Johnson is an award-winning, Liberian-American filmmaker. Originally from Minnesota, Raven is a MFA graduate from NYU Tisch Graduate Film, a 2021 Jerome Emerging Artist at the Anderson Center at Tower View, and a 2019 resident of Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation Residence in Paris. In 2017, Raven was named one of AT&T’s Emerging Filmmakers for her short film, Tween, which also won the Student Choice Award at the 41st Cleveland International Festival and had its international premiere in 2018’s BFI London Film Festival. Her latest short film, The Trucker, recently had its World Premiere at the 2021 Palm Springs Shortfest. Raven is currently developing her first feature film, RUBY: PORTRAIT OF A BLACK TEEN LIVING IN AN AMERICAN SUBURB which takes place during the 2020 summer of Covid-19 and racial justice protests after the murder of George Floyd.

Excellence Awards are given to work that demonstrate creative, technical, aesthetic, and/or otherwise cinematic strength. ‘Best of Show’ will be programmed at the Twin Cities Film Festival Oct. 20th-29th. Be sure to check-out other TCFF events and happenings, including their educational events at https://twincitiesfilmfest.org/. Our festival will actually replay on TCFF Streams for anyone who misses it!

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/

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Free Computer Chairs

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Lindell Library has dozens of orange task chairs – the kind you use at a desk or computer available for anyone who wants one. Come pick up one or two (or four) for your office or your dorm room! Chairs are available on a first come, first served basis, and are stored on the library’s street level in the back. Send questions to Mary Hollerich at holleric@augsburg.edu.