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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– Age 50+
– Age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– Age 18+ if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Teaching and Learning

New May Workshop For Full-Time Faculty: Anti-Racist Pedagogy

Submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning, supported Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) donor funds, has designed a two-day Anti-Racist Pedagogy workshop for full-time faculty at Augsburg.

This workshop is offered to encourage faculty to further develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based, anti-racist pedagogy. Because this is a pilot, CTL is limiting the number of participants to 10. Participants will be selected based on their responses to a short application (see link below).

All selected participants will receive a $1000 stipend to (1) participate in the 2-day workshop Tuesday May 17 through Wednesday May 18, 2022 (10:00am to 2:00pm each day; lunch included) and (2) complete a self-determined “final project”. Applicants who are proposing to work on a course scheduled for Fall 2022 and/or who have completed the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be given priority.

If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Sarah Greenfield (greenfie@augsburg.edu) and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu). Anti-Racist Pedagogy Application form (due Friday, April 22nd by NOON)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGV00uOCdKlnRi4v8iPKEjcyCcjwF6RNhre3sa9_hleOSFGw/closedform

Instructional Cost Cutting Continues

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

Faculty should continue to send questions to the Budget Working Group and attend to the weekly reports from Senate President Andy Aoki. Progress has been made on meeting the cost cutting goal from courses and faculty reassignments. However, we are not there yet and the goal must be met. Additional decisions and cuts will still be made in the next few weeks and, of course, much depends on retention and enrollment achievements over the summer. Faculty attention and collaboration in reaching this goal is important and appreciated.

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

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

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

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/

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

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.

MNUDL Volunteer Opportunity: Seeking Finance Professionals to Judge Financial Literacy Debates

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited! Judge Debates & Network with Students on May 21st!

The MN Urban Debate League is looking for financial professionals that identify as female or gender non-conforming to judge at our annual Financial Literacy Debate tournament this year!

You do not need debate experience to be a judge. We will provide training and opportunities to ask questions prior to the tournament, and will also be available to support you during the tournament.

Financial Literacy Debate is an innovative program that supports students’ public speaking, critical thinking, and financial literacy skills and knowledge. Our program works to close the gender gap in the financial sector by building the leadership and financial knowledge of high school participants that identify as female or gender non-conforming, through debate. Over the course of the initiative, students meet with their coach after school, learn about the topic area and fundamental economic concepts through an engaging curriculum, hold practice debates, and participate in a competition with other schools.

Our tournament this year is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Augsburg University. The tournament schedule will be as follows:

· 9:30 am: Judge training

· 10:00 am: Judge three debate rounds about the benefits/harms of cryptocurrency

· 1:00: Lunch and networking between students and financial professionals

· 2:00: Awards Ceremony

· 2:30: End

Sign up at our website to be a part of our event at Augsburg University on May 21st from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Thank you for supporting our students as they build their financial literacy skills and explore career pathways in finance!

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Event Announcements

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.

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 more about our upcoming Earth Month events here

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/

Zyzzogeton Student Research Symposium – TODAY

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

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Earn $55 and Help Students Build Skills: Judge the Spanish Debate League This Wednesday

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is searching for some last-minute Spanish-speaking judges for our Spanish Debate League tournament this Wednesday.

No debate experience is required. We are seeking folks who are fluent in Spanish and willing to be educators, who will listen to students speak, give constructive feedback, and choose a winner of our debates. You’ll help students build their academic skills and Spanish fluency.

You’ll earn $55 for 2 rounds held virtually from 4:00-6:30 or 7 PM Central Standard Time. This includes time for judge training.

Sign up here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/ If you are interested in being paid, please email Jenna Randerson at randerso@augsburg.edu. If you are looking to volunteer, feel free to sign up directly.

Please feel free to reach out to mnudl@augsburg.edu with any questions!

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/