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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 Mexico

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

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

Forum Podcast Ep. 92: Changing Generational Poverty By Paying People to Learn Tech Skills

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast Irma Olguin Jr. (Bitwise Industries) and Michelle Skoor (Bitwise Industries) explores how the tech industry could use paid apprenticeships to approach systemic inequities in the tech industry and curb generational poverty.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p92/

“3 Days in May” Returns to campus May 10-12

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s “3 Days in May” is an annual Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) event focused on providing professional development opportunities (and socializing) designed for Augsburg teaching faculty and staff. However, all members of the Augsburg community are welcome! This year’s “3 Days” will take place Tuesday, May 10th – Thursday May 12th from 9am – 4pm in the Hagfors Center.

Please click on the link below to access the program & schedule for “3 Days in May”. Each day’s schedule is in blocks with 30 minute breaks between sessions and a 90 minute break for lunch. Breakfast, mid-morning, and afternoon snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own. Please note that the 3-4pm session on Tuesday, May 10th is “open time” designed to be used by departments, committees, groups, etc. as a flexible time to meet.

As always, please contact Events (events@augsburg.edu) and CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) if you require any type of accommodation for any reason. COVID-19 precautions will follow up-to-the-date guidelines from the CDC and Augsburg University for large group gatherings, are included on the program, and will be updated as conditions change.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mrvMkHAAUSpDzZgXM66INsjF3D5G2jPu/view?usp=sharing

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. 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
• 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

Check out all the program offerings here

General Announcements

MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) Application is Available

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

For more information about eligibility and the application, please visit the Augsburg American Indian Student Service website: https://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/american-indian-teacher-training-program/.

Click here for the MITTP application!

Summer 2022 Commuter Lockers

submitted by hassanh3@augsburg.edu

Looking for a locker to borrow for the summer semester? Currently, Campus Life has openings for lockers located in Hagfors and Anderson. To request a locker go to Auggie Life and under ‘Forms’ look for “Summer Commuter Student Locker Request Form.” We also have the link added to this post.

RESERVATION START DATE: May 1, 2022 (or approval of this form after this date)
RESERVATION END DATE: August 13, 2022

Please email Campus Life with any questions: campuslife@augsburg.edu

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/forms

Augsburg Commuter Locker Form

Free Food at the Cupboard + Cooking Space at the Food Lab this Summer

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open for shopping starting Monday, during the following times:

Monday: 3-7pm
Tuesday: 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesday: 3-6pm

All groceries are free!

You can also join Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab this summer every Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 4-6pm for open cooking hours!

We will provide all the kitchen equipment and some basic ingredients, and you can bring any extra ingredients for yourself (or stop by the Campus Cupboard on your way!).

Stay tuned for cooking workshops throughout the summer during these times! If you have any ideas for a workshop — or would like to lead one — don’t hesitate to reach out to campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Welcome Paul Lai

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Lindell Library is pleased to introduce our newest colleague: Paul Lai, Student Success Librarian. Paul comes to us from both Walden University, where he assisted users with research writing and copy editing, and the Ramsey County Library System where he taught digital literacy courses and coordinated programming on the arts and literature. Paul has a BA from Yale and MA from UNC Chapel Hill, both in English Literature, a graduate certificate in Culture Studies from UNC Chapel Hill, and his MLIS from St. Kate’s. Prior to becoming a librarian, Paul taught English for five years at University of St. Thomas and an additional five years at UNC Chapel Hill. His research background and interests are in literary studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, performance studies, media studies, education, and social sciences. Please join me in welcoming Paul to Augsburg! He can be reached at laipa@augsburg.edu or x1262.

Everyday is Earth Day: Last Day to complete Reflection Survey

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

As we draw Earth Month to a close, I just want to thank all who made the last month such a profound set of experiences and who brought their necessary sustainability perspectives to our collective work. Please share your feedback on Earth Month 2022 events by filling out the survey linked below by Friday 5/6.

Thank you to all of our partners at Augsburg, in our neighborhood, and broader sustainability family for co-creating Earth Month 2022: ESC, EAC, AISA, Sabo Center, Environmental Studies, Augsburg Local, ISAIAH, LEAD Fellows, The Hub Bike Coop, QIPOC, URGO, Dining Services, MN350, Sisterhood Boutique, AASA, DNR, CWC, Rebecca’s Bakery, Campus Ministry, MSA, RLife, Campus Kitchen, Strommen Center, Afro Deli, College of St. Scholastica, and Bemidji State University. A particular thank you to Elder Hope Flanagan, the Jingle Dress Dancers, Little Earth Singers, Dylan Anderson Garbow, Dr. Anton Treuer, Moses Ong, Gayatri Narayanan, Takawi Peters, Noelle Cirisan, Dr. Leah Prussia, Erika Bailey-Johnson, and Bonfire Poets (Alyssa, Sarah, Vinny, Brandyn, and Angelica) for sharing your support, mentorship, art, experiences, and expertise with the ESC team and Earth Month attendees.

A very important shout out to the amazing Environmental Stewardship team of student leaders: Alexa Carrera, Alyssa Parkhurst, Annabella Castillo, Elan Quezada Hoffman, Elijah Abdullah, Gabriela Ortiz-Riera, Gigi Huerta Herrera, Grace Koch Muchahary, Malachi Owens, Mercy Zou Taithul, Nyasa Hendrson Meany, Reginald Oblitely, and Zoe Barany. Their collective leadership, equity-mindednes, authentic teamwork, wisdom, and organizing power brought their Earth Month 2022 vision into reality. This month of events showcased many of their accomplishments from their work this past year and has moved environmental sustainability work forward in profound ways. Thank you to them for their leadership, stewardship, and collective action.

Join us in the garden Tuesdays 12-1 this summer! More fun is to come!

Earth Month 2022 Reflections survey

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

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

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget 5/10 and 5/11

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s 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 fiscal 2023 operating budget approved by 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

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).

All Hands page

Where Will Your Mail Go?

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16, 2022) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey (https://forms.gle/872EQGhwK1tCWiPB6) or send us an email (mailship@augsburg.edu) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of the year Campus Box Survey

Don’t Let Your Summer be a Bummer, File Your FAFSA with SFS

submitted by kallestj@augsburg.edu

With Summer around the corner, don’t let your financial aid for next fall hold you back. The SFS office is host FAFSA help sessions every Wednesday from 1-4pm until May 11th! Stop by Sverdrup to file your FAFSA with SFS. There may even be some candy!

May 11th – Sverdrup 201 1-4pm

Email studentfinances@augsburg.edu with any questions

Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete an annual anti-racism training.

If you haven’t already attended the Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism that took place this past fall or spring semester, you need to attend the make-up training taking place on Thursday, May 12 at 2:30–6:00 p.m via Zoom.

For more information about the training, visit: https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/anti-racism-training/

To register for the training, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQq-QWdlazJEGUGlY2Z5SBzz9cKqnLj-OUfoEDT8j1kvE-hw/viewform

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Personal Care Assistants Needed

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 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!