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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Building HVAC Transition and Athletic Turf Replacement

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

The athletic field replacement project begins on Monday, May 9th.

Teaching and Learning

Need Your Augsburg Experience? Take Intercultural Communication Online This Summer

submitted by hildena@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

“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

DEI Anytime, Anywhere: Forum On-Demand

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum’s annual conference is the premier #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion (DEI) learning opportunity, and it’s now available ON-DEMAND!

General Sessions featuring Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, Nonprofit leader, and Former US Presidential & NYC Mayoral candidate), Cassandra Worthy (Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global), and over 60 workshops, trend talks, sessions, and more!

Augsburg Faculty and Staff qualify for a special faculty and staff rate. Contact The Forum at workplaceforum@augsburg.edu to register and get access.

Learn more at
https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

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/

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
• 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!

Attention Students: Immediate Summer Job Openings in Student Financial Services

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Attention Students: Immediate Summer Job Openings in Student Financial Services

We are hiring 2-3 student employees for summer, with the potential to extend into the academic year. Training will be provided. Please look for the posting in Handshake, or click this link for more information.

Student Financial Services: Assistant Enrollment Counselor

Free Groceries 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 TODAY, 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/

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

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/

Event Announcements

Get a Free Drink and Snacks at Our Advocates for Debate Mixer (May 25, Lake Monster Brewing)

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Attend our Advocates for Debate Mixer to see what this powerful, transformative activity is all about, and how you can support it in MN!

About this event

Are you a former speech and debate competitor? Or perhaps you always wished you had the chance? Come hear about the MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University that provides academic competitive debate programming for over 1,000 students in the Twin Cities metro area.

Enjoy a drink and snacks at Lake Monster Brewing (on us!), and learn how you can get involved. We are launching a new initiative: Advocates for Debate Board. Join leaders from the legal, business, education, and civic community to find out how you can ensure all students have access to the transformative power of debate.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 25th

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (short program at 5:30 pm).

Location: Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160 St. Paul, MN 55114

RSVP is required – please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocates-for-debate-mixer-lake-monster-brewing-tickets-330219203527

As members of the Speech and Debate community, we cheered when incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson credited speech and debate as “The one activity that best prepared me for future success.” Join us to ensure all students have this same opportunity!

Get Your Free Ticket to the Event

Provost Karen Kaivola, Retirement Reception May 12

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community on Thur. May 12, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. in the Quad, as we celebrate Karen’s nine years of service and offer congratulations on her upcoming retirement. Brief remarks will be offered starting at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

We invite staff and faculty to gather and share in this opportunity to thank Karen for her contributions to Augsburg University and offer best wishes!

The Marshall Room has been reserved in case of inclement weather.

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

Faculty, Staff & Administration: Participate in Making a Gift for Incoming First-Years

submitted by wendland@augsburg.edu

Collaborative Gift for Incoming First-Year Students

Faculty, Staff and Administration,

Would you like to be a part of creating a collaborative gift for our incoming first year students?

Stop by our “Collaborative Workshop” on Wednesday, May 11th anytime between 2:00-4:30pm in Old Main 100 (Painting & Drawing Studio).

We will be creating a large painting (approximately 4-foot x 15-foot) together that will then be cut up into 500+ bookmarks for our incoming first-year students! This year at Opening Convocation, each first-year student will be provided a bookmark to keep as a welcome gift from all of us.

Purpose of May 11th Workshop: to be in community together, learn, experiment and collaborate on creating a gift for our incoming first-years.

Workshop Details:
Materials provided. No art experience required. Come and go as you please.

Purpose of Gift for Students: To create a sense of connection and belonging to our Augsburg community, to remind them that we are all here to support them.

Questions: Contact Lyz Wendland, Director of First-Year Experience, Assistant Professor of Art & Design: wendland@augsburg.edu
If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Lyz Wendland.

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: TOMORROW and Wednesday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

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

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!

Sign Up to Judge Debates

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Available Housing Off Campus: June, July, August 2022

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Are you in need of a place to (sub) rent for the months of June, July and August?

Your room will be a part of a shared apartment space with 3 other guys (students at St. Thomas University).

There are two bathrooms (so you will only share with one other person), it has an open kitchen, veranda, laundry, and easy parking. Each bedroom can be locked for privacy.

The apartment is close to Augsburg University, right on River Road, and has access to beautiful nature.

The cost per month is $500 + utilities.

Contact August Hermanson at hermansa@augsburg.edu or call 651 492 0679.

I hope to hear from you!

MN Urban Debate League Seeks Paid Judges in May and June

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking debate judges for our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. These programs serve middle and high school students at Minneapolis Public Schools, Saint Paul Public Schools, and select suburban partners and charter schools. Both programs are led by community members, who have taken the policy debate format, and tweaked it to support their students’ growth and engagement.

Judges will earn $55 per virtual tournament. No speech & debate experience is needed to be a judge, though it can be helpful – we will fully train you. More things to know:

* Judges listen to debates, provide constructive feedback, and pick a winner. In the process, they help students build confidence and academic skills like critical thinking, deep listening, and argumentation.

* Judges for our Spanish Debate League must be fluent in Spanish.
East African Debate League tournaments are held in English. (You do not have to be East African to judge, but the topic of the debate pertains directly to the community- what are the pros and cons of attending an integrated public school vs. a culturally-specific charter school?).

* Both types of judges must pass a background check and have a supportive, educational mindset.

Tournaments on these dates will be all virtual! Tournaments are generally held from 4:00-7:00 PM on weeknights. We plan to announce any in-person tournaments at a later date, which will be held in the Twin Cities area.

SPANISH DEBATE LEAGUE:

May 12
May 19

EAST AFRICAN DEBATE:

May 31st
June 14th

Further schedule info is here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Are you interested in learning more? Use our contact form and tell us more about you: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/contact-us/

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