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“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

General Announcements

What’s this Duo Thing for Faculty and Staff Coming June 7?

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We’re having a few virtual and live sessions this month to give an overview of the coming changes to Inside Augsburg logins requiring Duo for faculty and staff. So far we have the below dates scheduled. More will be in amail in the coming weeks.

Friday the 13th at 10-10:30 AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcu-oqD8iGt19fC8aIVY9AORIH5PokjHd

Wednesday the 18th at 9-9:30AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-igrT4qH9cXikr6Ev0d6rVr9whDKqt9

Duo FAQ

Campus Boxes Closing May 16 Unless

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.

Campus Box 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

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!

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

submitted by antonsen@augsburg.edu

Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Friday 5/13 to be processed for the Friday, 5/20 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms.

If you have any questions, please email payroll@augsburg.edu.
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Event Announcements

Collaborative Painting Today in Old Main 100

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: TODAY

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.

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

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.

Forum Webinar: Building a Diversity Program as an HR Professional

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 19, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International | Diversity Dashboard
Cost: Free

Many human resources professionals are stepping into the diversity manager role for their organization. This can be a daunting proposition. This session will explore elements of a successful diversity program and the first steps to get started. We will look at ways to stretch budgets by creating building blocks that can expand as resources allow.
Topics will include forming a DEI council, finding diversity champions, forming ERGs, diversity communication tips, engaging senior leaders, and how DEI education can be more than classroom-based learning. We’ll also cover techniques and tools for working in the virtual and hybrid environments.

Learning Outcomes
Learn three tips for starting a DEI council
To ERG or not to ERG: Know the pros and cons to make an informed choice
Explore tools and techniques that are low budget and easy to implement

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/building-a-diversity-program-as-an-hr-professional/

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 this 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://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAofumtqT8jH9wRKBEQ0hp3yPaPD8zkw81I

Staff Ice Cream Social

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Staff Senate invites all staff to come to an ice cream social in the quad on Tuesday, May 24 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Come, make a sundae with your favorite toppings, enjoy time with your friends and colleagues, and have the chance to win from a variety of prizes in the raffle at 2:45 pm, including a Parking Pass for next school year!! Hope to see you there!

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Looking for Housing this Summer?

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

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

I so, 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.

Join the Chartering and Commissioning Committees

submitted by harrisgg@augsburg.edu

Hello, my name is Grayson Harris, and I am an incoming Second-Year Student. I am the Chair of the Chartering & Commissioning Committees for the 2022-23 academic year; I want to invite you to apply to one of these Committees (Chartering/Commissioning). These two respected committees are sponsored by the Augsburg Day Student Government.

Do you want to get involved on campus for this upcoming school year? If so, this is an excellent opportunity for you to be involved; by participating in one of these respected Committees as a student, you will learn how to collaborate with other members to get things accomplish; executing plans is key to completing our goals. Once you’re committed to being on the Committee, you are required to attend the weekly meetings when it’s necessary. This involvement is also an excellent way to enhance your resume. I hope you will consider applying for one of these respected Committee(s).

Chartering Committee is responsible for:
– Approve or Disapprove of the New Student Organization that wishes to be recognized by Augsburg University.
– Review all Chartered Day Student Organizations to assess if they have not met all the criteria for recognition by the Senate.

Commissioning Committee is responsible for:
– Assisting in the commissioning process for the Student Organizations.
– Review the Student Organization, recommend any necessary changes to the Augsburg Day Student Organizations, and Approve or Disapprove the application before submitting it to the Senate.

*This is a volunteer positions.

Student Inquiry Form