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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

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

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 posted 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

Tuesday: 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/

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/

Teach, Study, Conduct Research Abroad for Free

submitted by raym@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

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next Year – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away is a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different!

Check out the Spring and Summer 2023 program options. Only 1-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, AND HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab – fulfills Science with Lab course (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

GREEN AMSTERDAM: TRAVEL WRITING & URBAN LIVING IN EUROPE’S ECO CAPITAL
• travel in May/June 2023
• choose 1 or 2 courses:
•ENL 280: Genres: Travel Writing (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Introduction to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

INVESTIGATING GREATER MINNESOTA: RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Check out all the program offerings here

General Announcements

Department or Organization Facebook Pages: Important Security Update

Facebook has begun disabling certain types of accounts that were used in the past to create and manage pages for Augsburg academic departments and other groups on campus. These so-called “gray accounts” do not have access to the same security features as standard accounts, and are being phased out by Facebook to increase security. Pages that only list a gray account as the Admin could be disabled by this change during the month of April.

If your department has an active Facebook page that was created by your area LFC, or if you do not know who created the page, please check to ensure that at least one person with a standard Facebook profile is listed as an Admin. 

  1. From your page, select Settings and then Page Roles. 
  2. Under Existing Page Roles, if the only Admin listed is an email alias using the format “department_social@augsburg.edu” (e.g., marketing_social@augsburg.edu), this is a gray account and your page is at risk of being disabled.
  3. Under Assign a New Page Role, add at least one person with a standard Facebook account tied to either an Augsburg or personal email address as an Admin. 

Marketing and Communication and IT are developing a new set of procedures and best practices to ensure that the university retains access to Augsburg-related Facebook pages as individual employees change over time. We will share these with the community in the coming weeks.

In the short term, please contact your LFC with any questions or requests for support.

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:

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!

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

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

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

Strommen Career & Internship Services

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

Learn How to Spot Phishing Emails and Maybe Win Airpods

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Students who complete the Cybersecurity Training course and earn a badge in moodle by 3pm on Friday April 22 will be entered into a drawing for a set of airpods or one of three $25 target gift cards. Winners will be notified by email.

To help with phishing awareness we’ve made a cybersecurity training course available to students in moodle (it is on the main course dashboard).

Everyone who has a login to the Augsburg network has a role to play to keep our digital campus secure. Phishers are not always interested in you or your information. They’re often interested in using your login and email account to phish other people at Augsburg who have access to valuable personal information.

New LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager

submitted by vangh@augsburg.edu

Tristan Crowell, LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager joins the Department of Multicultural Life today, Monday, April 4. He comes to us with experience as a Transition Coach from College Possible Minnesota, a Youth Development Instructor from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, and most recently as the Program Director for the Minnesota Youth Collective. Please stop by his office in Oyate Commons, Christenson Center or send him an email to welcome him to Augsburg University.

Event Announcements

Reclaiming as Resistance, Row Your Roots Event – TODAY

submitted by carreraa@augsburg.edu

As part of our series of Earth Month events, come celebrate and support the launch of a new student organization that will start in the fall of 2022: The Canoe Student Organization. This new initiative is an extension of Environmental Studies Professor Joe Underhill’s River Semester, led by and for BIPOC students in the Twin Cities.

When: Today, Monday April 4th, 6-7PM
Where: East Commons, Christensen Center
For questions contact: Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer (mcdaniem@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.

To learn more about all the Earth month events we have planned, click here

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.

Learn about every upcoming Earth Month event here

Auggie Connect TODAY

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Thinking about exploring your major/career options? Wondering how to schedule an appointment with the Strommen Center or search for job and internship openings? Need to prepare for an interview?

Join us today at 3:30 pm for a conversation with Kate Gray from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Join in person in Sverdrup 102 near the Enrollment Center or via Zoom.

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community.

Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

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

Auggie Connect on Zoom

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. Also, please fill out the attendance registration form below in compliance with Augsburg University COVID-19 protocols.

https://www.augsburg.edu/convo/sverdrup/, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12VsBcTCrStyfZWqwUB_b5JaKUCbPZbNeKohjQ5pu9xw/edit?ts=6245f9df

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

Stop by the Study Abroad & Away Table TODAY 1:00-2:30 p.m.

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 1:00 to 2:30pm

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

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