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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

TOMORROW: Free, Public Vaccine Clinic — Get a Shot + $50

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
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got 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 posted below (due Friday, April 22nd by NOON)

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

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

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

submitted by stoddard@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. 1-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfill 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
•2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•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

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: April 25

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the proposed fiscal 2023 operating budget, which will be presented to the board of regents at its May meeting.  John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.


Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget

Monday, April 25 Noon in the Marshall Room and Zoom


Tuesday, May 10 3:30 p.m. Marshall Room and Zoom


Wednesday, May 11 9 a.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).

Late Night Breakfast is Next Monday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Attend this end-of-the-semester Augsburg tradition!
Take a break from studying and attend the Late Night Breakfast.

Monday, April 25 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Free to students with an Augsburg ID.

A 40″ Samsung HD television will be raffled to attendees!

Some menu items include:
Sushi from Tiger Sushi,
Omelettes
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Assortment of fresh baked pastries.

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

We close for the summer on April 29th but will be open during regular hours for finals week!

Visit our website to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

https://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Celebrate Earth Month in April

submitted by carreraa@augsburg.edu

Friday, 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

Volunteers Needed- Support Students During MoveOut (4/20-4/29)

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

We welcomed them when they arrived, let’s support students as they move out, easing their transition from finals to summer break! From Wednesday 4/20 – MoveOut Day Friday 4/29, staff and faculty volunteers are needed to help students move out of their residence halls and sort donations going to the ShareShop and Sisterhood Boutique.

Residence Life and the ShareShop team are partnering to lead MoveOut with goals of easing students’ stress of moving, collecting donations so future students can make use of them, and diverting “waste” away from the Minneapolis incinerator. It’s a win-win-win! We just need your help! Sign-up by following the link below. Email questions to Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer at mcdaniem@augsburg.edu.

For more info & to sign-up for a MoveOut shift (or shifts) click here!

New Fall Course: Expressing Identity Through Art, Music, and Dance

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Interested in Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous culture and history? If yes, this new course on expressing identity through art, music, and dance is for you! It is in registration as “Indigenous Forms of Cultural Expression”.

This course honors Indigenous contemporary cultural forms of expression including theater, film, new media, storytelling, literature, dance, and music both in our region and across Turtle Island. Throughout this course students will engage with the meaning of aesthetics in Indigenous culture, interact with guest artists and speakers, and explore how Indigenous culture shapes and is shaped by contemporary cultural contexts.
It fulfills an AIS requirement, a Humanities LAF and is 4 credits. No prerequisites

Justice-Oriented Global Online/Hybrid Courses this Summer through CGEE

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Check out these online hybrid courses coming up in summer. Justice oriented and taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors at our global sites in Mexico, Central America, and Namibia. Courses take place in summer Term 2 (June 27 to August 12)

HIS 187-S Topics: APARTHEID, MANDELA, AND POST-APARTHEID SOUTHERN AFRICA
• 4 credits
• Fulfills humanities requirement
• With Albertina Shifotoka, director and instructor of Augsburg Southern Africa program

HIS 188-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• fulfills Humanities requirement.
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Central America

HIS 388-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Central America

FLM 251-X MEXICAN CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT
• 4 credits
• fulfills Fine Arts requirement.
• With Lucia Palmarini, instructor at Augsburg in Mexico.

Look for these courses and register on Records and Registration

Need Your Augsburg Experience? Take Intercultural Communication Online this Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

If you still need Augsburg Experience, you can take Intercultural Communication (COM 329-A) in summer!

The course instructor is Ann Lutterman‑Aguilar, director and instructor at the Augsburg Mexico study center.

This is an online/hybrid class in summer term 1 (May 9 – June 24) with class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings via zoom

Earn 4 credits and complete your Augsburg Experience!

Register yourself for the class on Inside Augsburg.

COM 329 – course information & registration

Nominate Your Colleagues and/or Yourself for Staff Senate

submitted by davisd2@augsburg.edu

We now have *three* open Staff Senate positions to elect. Janice Dames, Campus Ministry, and Deanna Davis, Professional Studies have completed their two year terms and are stepping down after the 2021-2022 school year concludes. Joel Nicholson is stepping down as Staff Senator with one year remaining of his two-year term. Please nominate any colleague who you think would be a great fit! The deadline to nominate is Tuesday, April 26. After which a ballot will sent out.

Nominate yourself or your colleagues here!

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

Brownbags on April 22 for Coming Cybersecurity Changes

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

IT will be hosting a virtual brownbag and then an in person brownbag on Friday April 22.

Virtual Brown bag
10AM – 11AM
Register at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtd-itrjItHNQvNGVS22QYfopkGFFUdQ3b

In Person Brown Bag
East Commons
12 noon – 1PM

Learn about expanding use of Duo for online login security for employees and more.

Eclipse Ambassadors Wanted

submitted by ennisjes@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in physics, astronomy, science communication, or science education? Undergraduate students are invited to become Eclipse Ambassadors and help prepare their communities for a pair of exciting celestial events! Two solar eclipses will cross North America – the first an annular solar eclipse on Oct 14, 2023, followed by a total solar eclipse on Apr 8, 2024.

Beginning in 2023, college students will be partnered with amateur astronomers and trained as Eclipse Ambassadors to bring NASA science and eclipse cultural connections to their communities. The partners will bring programs to local libraries and other community organizations. The project hopes to reach 500 communities across the country, with emphasis on traditionally underserved audiences. We ask students to join us to learn new skills, make connections, and share their love of science with the public!

Undergraduates: Please help us better serve future Eclipse Ambassadors and be notified when applications open. Take 5 minutes to answer these questions (and qualify to win one of five $20 Target Gift Cards!)

https://forms.gle/8RdECwKSaiVbrGDr5

Deadline: May 10, 2022

For more information: www.eclipseambassadors.org

This program is funded by NASA and administered by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Graduating: $5 gift card and Free Padfolio – Complete Survey

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you planning to graduate this spring or summer? Stop the Strommen Career & Internship Center and complete a short First Destination Survey. Once completed you will receive a $5 gift card to be used at all on-campus dining locations and an Augsburg University padfolio which is great to keep your documents in when interviewing.

Strommen Career & Internship Center
Suite 100, Christensen Center
612-330-1148

Register Your Summer Internship

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Do you an internship this summer? If yes, don’t forget to register it for either academic credit or non-credit. Both options will help you complete the Augsburg Experience requirement. Internship registration requires filling out 2 online forms. You can access forms and instructions on our Internship Registration Guide.

Contact Sandy Tilton by emailing: strommen.internships@augsburg.edu with questions.

Last Week of Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Strommen Career Peer Advisors

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

This is the last week of the semester to get your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a Strommen Career Peer Advisor! Come visit us – we’re located in Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s). Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours are also available via Zoom this Friday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Please note: Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours will not be offered from 9:00-11:30 AM on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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!

Get started with resume and cover letter templates are available on our Strommen Center website
https://www.augsburg.edu/strommen/resumes-and-cover-letters/

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

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: April 25

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the proposed fiscal 2023 operating budget, which will be presented to the board of regents at its May meeting.  John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.


Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget

Monday, April 25 Noon in the Marshall Room and Zoom


Tuesday, May 10 3:30 p.m. Marshall Room and Zoom


Wednesday, May 11 9 a.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).

Earth Week Events TODAY

submitted by carreraa@augsburg.edu

This Friday, April 22nd is the 52nd Earth Day! We are dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate our Home. Check out the events happening TODAY, Tuesday April 19th:

12-1pm – BIPOC Career Stories in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources professionals will share their journeys that brought them to working for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and will provide tips and reflections that helped them along their professional journey. All are welcome.
Location: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/93936620665?pwd=SUJOdFVSck1Ed1cySFUwUlVOajRWQT09 Passcode: hope

1-2pm – Climate Anxiety Workshop
As our changing climate disrupts the rhythms of nature that we’re accustomed to as individuals and communities, anxiety connected to these changes can impact our health and well-being. During this session, the presenters will identify different characteristics of climate anxiety and discuss strategies to navigate our personal well-being in the midst of our changing world.
Location: https://tinyurl.com/ClimateAnxietyEarthWeek Password: hope

2-3pm – Grounding and Remembering
This workshop will be an opportunity to explore addressing climate anxiety through connective practices. We will start with a brief introduction at the Center for Wellness & Counseling, and then tour the Augsburg Urban Arboretum together, stopping along the way to experiment with practices for remembering and restoring connections to the larger communities of which we are a part, as well as with our own sense of grounding and vitality.
Location: Meet in the lobby of Center for Wellness and Counseling
*This event does involve walking/rolling around campus.

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

Earth Week 2022 Summit Free

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

In celebration of the 52nd Earth Day, several Minnesota colleges and universities are collaborating to present a virtual week-long summit (4/16-4/24). How do we begin to heal from so much personal and global trauma? How do we look ahead with hope for future generations? Mother Earth knows the answer. We just need to be better listeners. We need to remember how to listen with our heart.

Beginning Saturday, April 16th and continuing through Sunday, April 24th, we will explore and honor our relationship with the land, our communities, and each other through a series of engaging presentations, discussions, film screenings, music, and activities. Inspired by diverse voices striving for justice, we remind ourselves of the importance of equitable solutions, both systemic and individual, that lift up all present and future human and more-than-human relatives. Caring for Mother Earth is caring for all of us.

Register via the link below for EARTH WEEK 2022 (Free!) to receive a Zoom passcode, which will gain you access to every Earth Week 2022 event. Most events will be held virtually though some will be offered in person. Zoom links are available on each event page. In person locations will be indicated.

Specific Augsburg-sponsored events at this summit include:
Tuesday 4/19 12-1pm BIPOC Career Stories in Minnesota
Tuesday 4/19 1-2pm Climate Anxiety
Wednesday 4/20 12-1pm BIPOC Career Stories from Across the Country
Thursday 4/21 12-1pm Job Tips & Opportunities for BIPOC Students from Minnesota DNR

More information on the summit, can be found here: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/sustainability/earth-week-2022/

Register for the Earth Week 2022 Summit 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!

Learn More & Sign Up to Judge

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The URGO Office is kicking off Application Boot Camp with a Personal Statement Workshop this year! Application Boot Camp brings together applicants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications.

May 3rd at 10:30 AM in Hagfors 104

Contact Catherina Kipper with any questions: kipper@augsburg.edu

Register Here

Keeping Track of Auggies

Farewell to Seth Rueter Wednesday

submitted by jepsen@augsburg.edu

After five years at Augsburg, first working for Residence Life and most recently with TRIO/ Student Support Services, Seth Rueter is leaving to pursue an opportunity in residence life management at the University of Minnesota. We are so grateful for his gifts and talents and most importantly, his service to students. We will celebrate Seth with an Open House on Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the TRIO/SSS Office Suite, Lindell 201. All are welcome to stop by to wish Seth well!

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Earn $55/Tournament and Help Students Build Skills: Judge the Spanish Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

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

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

In the Spanish Debate League, Twin Cities middle and high school students debate a community-chosen topic entirely in Spanish. This year’s topic involves the ethics of consuming animal products.

We need judges to make it happen. 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 on weeknights.

We need judges for the following dates:

Thursday, April 21
Friday, April 29
Thursday, May 5
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, May 19

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/

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/

Learn More & Sign Up

Support Kids with the Anoka County 4-H Clover Dash Fundraiser

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

My son is a 4-Her in Anoka County and each year, Anoka County 4-H has a Clover Dash Fun Run/Walk as a fundraiser. If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket for $1, please let me know. There are 3 prizes to choose from: MN Twins Gift Basket- including 4 tickets for a game and snack; DQ Dilly Bars for a year; and Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area- 4 tickets for the Challenge Course. Contact me at assal@augsburg.edu.

4-H Clover Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk