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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/

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

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

Teach, Study, Conduct Research Abroad for Free

submitted by pearsong@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

General Announcements

Ramadan and Augsburg Religious Holidays Policy

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, and the holy month of fasting began on April 2 and runs until May 2 this year. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain between dawn and dusk from all food and drink. After the sunset prayer, Muslims gather in their homes or mosques to break their fast with a meal called ifṭār that is often shared with friends and extended family. There are additional prayers offered at night called the tawarīḥ prayers, preferably performed in congregation at the mosque.

Faculty are encouraged to be mindful of how fasting and extra prayers may affect your students who are observing Ramadan. Faculty should work with students regarding finals. Some students might want to take their exams earlier day rather later the day, and students should have options To support faculty in accommodating the religious practices and commitments of our students, Augsburg has established procedures to be followed by students: students are responsible for notifying their instructors of a planned absence due to an observance and/or holiday.

Students are expected to formally notify their instructors at least two weeks in advance that they will miss class in order to observe a religious holiday. Students are to complete the Religious Observance Notification Form. https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?AugsburgUniv&layout_id=7

The Religious Observance Notification Form must be submitted online. It is routed to the faculty member faculty member and the University Pastors in the Campus Ministry Office. Should either of these parties raise questions about the request, they will contact the student or the faculty member’s academic dean.
The complete Religious Holiday Procedure can be found at Interfaith at Augsburg.

Religious Holiday Procedure

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

Department or Organization Facebook Pages: Important Security Update

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

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.

Staff and Faculty – Commencement Help Needed

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

As you can imagine implementing an event like commencement takes the whole Augsburg community. I’m looking for Augsburg faculty and staff that would be interested in helping at the Wednesday, May 4 commencement ceremony.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
U.S. Bank Stadium

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Graduate Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Guest Doors Open

5:40 p.m. Processional Begins

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

Positions Needed:

Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Wednesday, May 4; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Greet graduates, faculty, family members, and guests of Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium, assist families with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Accessible Seating Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Wednesday, May 4; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Manage the accessible seating table and seating areas, assist guests with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Graduate Name Card and Seating Process:
Wednesday, May 4; 3:30pm-6:30 p.m.
Assist graduates with lining up, getting their name cards, and answering questions. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium. Once the ceremony begins, team members will be able to find a seat in the audience, if desired.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell, cashdar@augsburg.edu, by Friday, April 15 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

https://www.augsburg.edu/commencement/

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:

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

TODAY: Modified Strommen In-person Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

In-person Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Strommen Career Peer Advisors are from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM today. We’re also pleased to offer virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours today via Zoom from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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

Bee 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

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/

Event Announcements

Celebrate Earth Month in April

submitted by mcdaniem@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 more about our upcoming Earth Month events here

TODAY – The Auggie Ball Event 4-6 p.m.

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

Join us in our series of Earth Month events! Queer Indigenous Students & Queer Students of Color (QIPOC) will be hosting “fashion compassion” today. Participants can choose either to style or sew a completely new outfit made out of upcycled clothes. Modeling those styles at the event is encouraged and celebrated.

When: Today, Friday April 8th, 4-6PM
Where: East Commons, Christensen Center

For questions, contact Malachi Owens, QIPOC President & Environmental Stewardship Coordinator (owensmm@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 our upcoming Earth Month events, click here

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 Here to Attend

Last Auggie Connect April 11

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Join us for the last Auggie Connect of this semester.
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 at 3:30 p.m. on Monday April 11.

Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

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

Join Auggie Connect on Zoom

Focused Conversation on Academic Structure: Next Monday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg University’s academic structure. Faculty and academic leaders who have been involved in evaluating Augsburg’s current “one college” structure will review the rationale for recommending that we adopt a two-college structure. We’ll also hear about work currently in progress—or planned—to explore how each new college might be designed to best support the work of teaching and learning as well as faculty governance.

Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m. | Marshall Room and Zoom
To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Chapel: Professor Phil Quanbeck

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Professor Phil Quanbeck preach as part of the religion department series. Campus Ministry will offer Professor Quanbeck a blessing as he is retiring at the end of the semester. Deanna Davis, Program Coordinator for Professional Studies, soprano, will cantor. Chapel is recorded and is available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Kelly Shono’s senior chapel

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