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Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, 2 Augsburg faculty, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,500. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo). Completed applications must be submitted to urgo@augsburg.edu by Tuesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at urgo@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1447, or stop in at Hagfors 101.

Application

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

CTL Event September 21: Actively Engaging Students in the Classroom

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Want to add some energy to your classroom and enhance student learning? Join Su Dorée on Wednesday, September 21st in HC152 from 3:40-4:40pm for a hands-on session showcasing techniques to actively and equitably engage students during class. Appropriate for faculty at all levels of experience with active learning from beginners to experts. As always, if you need any accommodations to fully participate in this session please contact CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) or Events (events@augsburg.edu)

General Announcements

Welcome Kate Norlander to Marketing and Communications Team

submitted by leedoua@augsburg.edu

Please join me in welcoming Kate Norlander as the new Marketing Project and Production Manager. Kate has been working with the marketing and communication team as a contractor for over five years and we are glad to have her on the team full time. As a member of the shared services agreement between Luther Seminary and Augsburg University, Kate will support both schools to manage marketing projects.

Kate has extensive experience in project management and strategy, copywriting, and collaboration from her time at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and the University of St. Thomas.

Kate’s first day was last week. She can be reached at knorlander001@luthersem.edu.

URGO Department is Hiring Health Professions Specialist

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

The office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) is hiring a full-time Health Professions Specialist to coordinate the prehealth program at Augsburg University.

The Health Professions Specialist will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining a high-quality prehealth program as well as advising prehealth students directly. This includes providing support and advice to current students, as well as alumni, who are considering a wide range of health professions and assisting them with finding vocational fit; assisting students with the health professional school application processes, providing information on entrance exams, fee waiver applications, accommodation requests, and interviews; collecting and disseminating information regarding health professions to students, faculty, and staff; collecting and maintaining data regarding students’ acceptances to health-related professional schools; coordinating campus health professions events; and developing relationships with health professions schools and programs to benefit applicants as well as alumni working in health professions to increase shadowing, mentoring and research opportunities for prehealth students.

Minimum Qualifications
– A Master’s degree in the liberal arts or sciences is required.
3 to 5 years of experience in healthcare, higher education, or career development coaching is required.
– Knowledge and interest in the writing process; ability to evaluate and coach students’ writing from diverse educational backgrounds and with varied skill sets.
– Knowledge of the health professions.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, please visit the Human Resources website (link below).

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MCAT and DAT Test Prep Scholarship Applications Due at Noon

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The URGO Office has two scholarships for MCAT prep or DAT prep courses. One scholarship can cover up to $2,599. Applicants must be current Juniors or Seniors, and applications are due September 14th at noon. Late applications will not be considered because of the timeline set by the test prep company.

The scholarship application, linked below, is a google form. Any questions should be emailed to the URGO Office, urgo@augsburg.edu.

Application

Back to School, Keep Your Cool With 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

New Year in Central Services

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

With the 2022-23 school year we have some changes to the Central Services. We are going down to a three-person staff:

Billy Callen – Copy Center
Jeni Long – Mail Room/Site Lead
Cody Hua – Shipping/Receiving

With the change in staffing levels we need to change the print project lead time to 24-hours. Please be sure to call the Copy Center (612-330-1054) before submitting anything needed sooner. The smoothest process to having your print job completed in time is to submit it using the Augsburg Copy Request system, https://sites.augsburg.edu/centralservices/copy-center-costs/.

Printer support calls/paper request may now take up to 3 hours for Central Services to have someone free to come and look at it.

Central Services Home

Ordering Packages Read Thhis

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

As companies like Amazon and Target have switched to using flex drivers to deliver their packages we seeing packages delivered all over campus instead of to the Shipping/Receiving Department. We have been trying to fix the issue of packages being left in random places around campus. If you see a package delivered to someplace other then Shipping/Receiving please let us know or bring it in so we can get it to the correct person.

To help the flex drivers find the correct building please use the Christensen Center’s building address when ordering instead of the general campus address. Please make sure you have your full name on the order.

Your Name
720 22nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 5545

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Central Services Hours and Locations

Share Your Skills and Do Meaningful Part Time Work: Become a Debate Coach for the MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Now Hiring: Community Debate Coaches

The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Lean more about our work here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/

Looking for a way to build leadership skills, mentor aspiring debaters, and earn extra money in a meaningful way? Become a debate coach with the MNUDL! We are currently seeking community coaches for 2022 Fall Semester (Sept.-December) debate programming.

Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred. Although we primarily practice policy debate, folks with other forms of debate experience are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be able to travel within the Twin Cities Metro for weekday practices and weekend tournaments. The MNUDL is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including BIPOC candidates, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people with disabilities. We believe debate is for everyone, and that includes our coaches! Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Payment is $2,250 for the fall semester, plus up to an additional $1,500 based on incentives and duties! Please contact our Program Director, Jake Swede at swedej@augsburg.edu for application details.

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/work-with-us/

Learn About the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

What is the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA)?

Called LS-NSSA for short, this program is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to increase the number of Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Augsburg LS-NSSA program provides stipends, research opportunities, and more to students who meet the eligibility criteria and complete a brief program application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you will hear back soon after applying. All students are welcome to participate in LS-NSSA events and programming but to receive program funding, a completed application is required.

How can I learn more about LS-NSSA?

To learn more, attend the following application session, or email stem@augsburg.edu with any questions. Interested students are invited to fill out the application at https://northstarstem.org/augsburg-university-applications-and-forms.

The application session will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022.
In-person session, 3:30 – 4:00 PM, Hagfors Center, Room 150A
Stop by and complete the LS-NSSA application
Meet scholars and learn about more upcoming events
Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at brookinj@augsburg.edu or stem@augsburg.edu.

To learn more about LS-NSSA, see https://northstarstem.org/.

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance Website

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

submitted by freder@augsburg.edu

Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Friday 09/16 to be processed for the Friday, 9/23 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms.

Supervisors: Please approve timesheets by Friday.

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

Human Resources Website

CLASS Office (Disability Resources) Fall Drop-In Hours

submitted by lanek@augsburg.edu

CLASS Office disability specialists will be available to meet in person in the CLASS Office for brief (15 minutes or less) check-ins. Come to Lindell Library 216, second floor, behind the large silver desk. Times/availability subject to change. Students attending drop-in times do not have to meet with their assigned specialist.

Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesdays 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Event Announcements

Employers Tabling TODAY: Part-Time Jobs

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a part-time job? Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center between 10:30am-12:30pm on Wednesday, September 14th and meet with employers who are eager to hire Auggies.

PARK NICOLLET HEALTH SERVICES
They are looking to hire volunteers and part-time workers for a variety of opportunities. These experiences are excellent for students interested in pre-health careers.
Positions are close to campus!

ACR HOMES
1000 professionals working to make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly. ACR has a wide range of positions; from flexible direct care that offers hands-on patient care experience and competitive pay, to management with a rent-free live-in option. ACR Homes has a position available for anyone.

Sponsored by the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
careers@augsburg.edu
Suite100, Christensen Center

Daily Chapel: Joseph Connelly of CGEE, Nicaragua

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Today, we welcome Joseph Connelly of CGEE, Institutional Relations Coordinator & Program Facilitator, Nicaragua, to Hoversten Chapel to at 10:40 am share a reflection. Come before or after you visit the Study Abroad and Away Fair in the Quad! (Please note this is a change in the chapel schedule. Tomorrow we will have morning prayer.)

TOMORROW: Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

TriBeta and the Biology Dept. Greenhouse are holding their annual plant sale!

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 10 a.m. — 3 pm.
Where: Lobby of the Christensen Center

Stop by and pick up a new green friend for your dorm room or office windowsill! We’ll have a great selection of easy-care species, bromeliads, orchids, succulents, mature cacti, goldfish plants and even a few sought-after aroids. We have very limited numbers of the most desirable plants, so get there early!

Cash or card. Plant prices start at $5, and earnings go directly toward supporting TriBeta and Greenhouse activities.

Plant sale flyer

Reserve Your Ticket by Thursday for the MNUDL Mayors Challenge on September 22

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. September 15th is the last day to get your ticket to the MNUDL Mayors Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration: The Great NATO Debate. Nearly 90% of seats are sold! Secure your spot: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/event/mnudl-mayors-challenge-2022/

We are thrilled to invite you to this in-person event at the American Swedish Institute, presented by The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, and the Star Tribune, 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News.

Join us from 5:00 PM-7:45 PM for a showcase debate, performed by our students, on the topic of NATO and the Nordic Countries.

Her Excellency Ambassador of Sweden, Karin Olofsdotter, and Torleiv Opland, Deputy Chief of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., will join and speak with us virtually. They’ll be joined in person by other VIPs at our 10th Anniversary of the Mayors Challenge: The Great NATO Debate, including Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz (confirmed), Mayor Jacob Frey (confirmed), and Mayor Melvin W. Carter III (invited), and our emcee, MPR News Senior Reporter Nina Moini (our emcee).

We will also hear from Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor of the United States, virtually as he accepts his 2022 Champion of Change Award.

Find the schedule of events here:

5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.

6:00 – Dinner Begins

6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz

6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors

7:00 – Ambassador Panel

7:30 – Champions of Change

7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/event/mnudl-mayors-challenge-2022/

TODAY: Study Abroad and Away Fair 10am-2pm in the Quad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad & Away is your chance to live and study in another place while EARNING CREDIT!

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to you, around the world and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR TODAY!

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to ENTER THE PRIZE DRAWING for great gift cards!

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Augsburg students with disabilities come meet one another, enjoy some candy and create community! Auggie Connect begins Tuesday September 20 from 4-5 pm.
Meet in the Riverside Room in Christensen Center or join virtually via Google Meet.
Auggie Connect will meet every Tuesday.
On Google Meet join with the nickname: auggieconnect
For questions or disability-related accommodations contact CLASS staff Cassie Charles ccharles@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1648

2022 Oyaté Retreat

submitted by sabinob@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Join us on our annual Oyaté Retreat! For 3 days & 2 nights, we will be engaging in team building activities, food, and building a community! Registrations are open now!

Hosted by:
Augsburg Asian Student Association
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association,
Augsburg Latin American Students,
International Student Organizations,
Pan-Afrikan Student Union,
Queer Indigenous and People of Color

When: Friday, Sep 23rd to Sunday, Sep 25th

Make sure to RSVP in the link below
https://bit.ly/3TOricC

For any questions or concerns, contact mlife@augsburg.edu

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

2022 Oyaté Retreat- Auggie Life

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance 2022 Kickoff

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) Kickoff is an annual event for undergraduate students in the sciences to share their research projects, explore career and internship opportunities, and network with other STEM students, faculty and professionals. This year, ten Augsburg LS-NSSA Scholars that conducted research this past summer will be presenting their research posters. Everyone in the Augsburg community is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.

What: Louis Stokes North Star Stem Alliance 2022 Kickoff
When: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 5:00-9:00pm
Where: University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #1712619) which is intended to double the number of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a five-year period. In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA). LS-NSSA is a partnership of 16 higher education institutions and 3 community partners in Minnesota.

Registration for the poster fair is still open, so if you have a research poster and would like to participate, please fill out this brief form: https://forms.gle/xHerxdGpZDr1FGgs7. Note: students must meet LS-NSSA eligibility requirements in order to present.

For students that are interested in joining the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance, please visit the LS-NSSA website for more information or contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at brookinj@augsburg.edu or stem@augsburg.edu.

LS-NSSA Website

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