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Forum Podcast Ep. 93: Achieving Community Engagement and Social Impact Through a Community-Based University Partnership

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast Dr. Charlyn Hilliman (Capella University) and Dr. Barbara Butts Williams (Capella University) explore how an established direct path is possible between talent, employment, and leadership skills through strategic partnerships.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p93/

3 Days in May Workshop Resources Available on CTL Home Page

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Thanks to all who attended CTL’s annual 3 Days in May Workshops last week! A full copy of the program with links to all resources provided by session presenters is posted on the CTL Home page (Augsburg login required to access).

As always, we welcome any feedback and/or comments for improvement, and this is especially true this year. We’re considering re-imagining 3 Days in May for 2023 and any ideas are welcome (ctl@augsburg.edu).

https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/

General Announcements

Voyager Scholarship: Get Paid Tuition and Travel

submitted by tollina@augsburg.edu

News of a brand new opportunity was just made – the Obama Voyager Scholarship. A collaboration between Barack and Michelle Obama and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. Designed for rising juniors who intend a career in public service.

Benefits
– Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college. This financial aid should alleviate the burden of college debt so that students can afford to pursue a career in public service.
– Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
– After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.
– Students will be invited each fall to an annual summit to help define and inspire their public service journey. At the summit this fall, they will meet with President Obama and Brian Chesky to talk about the role of empathy and understanding in leadership. They’ll also hear from guest speakers on different approaches to service, and build community with other Voyagers.

Eligibility:
Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2022.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
Have demonstrated need
Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
Be a United States (U.S.) citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

Applications Due: June 14th, 2022

Please email urgo@augsburg.edu if you need help with applying.

Apply Here

CampusClear Symptom Reporting App Closing Down May 31, 2022

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

CampusClear has been provided to schools for free by Ivy.ai (they power the chatbot on the Financial Aid website) and the time has come for Ivy.ai to shut down the app. The app will be closing down on May 31, 2022.

We thank all of you for using the app these past 21 months. Taking a minute to consider how you’re feeling before coming to campus was important as the campus worked to manage COVID-19.

Feel free to delete the app from your phone at your convenience.

Urgent: 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! *looking for females or FAB only please*

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Deadline is Friday May 20

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/

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Event Announcements

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 next Tuesday, May 24th 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!

Augsburg Staff Senate Website

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

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

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to Seven Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Aaron Davis is a Management/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Blessing Kasongoma is a International Business/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Sameera Mohamed is an MIS major who just left for a short-term faculty-led program in Greece with Augsburg faculty in Business

Mohamed (Khadar) Muhumed is an MIS major who just left for a short-term faculty-led program in Greece with Augsburg faculty in Business.

Since 2008, eighty-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships. This round alone, Auggies won over $30,000!

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Maren Stoddard Mack, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats to all seven winners!!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

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