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Apply for Professional Development Funds by October 1

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding), the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is October 1, 2022.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than October 3, 2022. You can find the request form, as well as a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding this year, on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

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

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn up to $35)

submitted by ajayi@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology
research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to
complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research
lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr.
Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone:
612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Welcome New Sabo Center MSW Interns

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

Please help us at the Sabo Center extend a warm Augsburg welcome to Emma Snyder (she/her), Imogen Page (she/they), and Wren Doyle (she/her). They will be interning with the Sabo Center for Democracy & Citizenship through the end of spring semester 2023.
Emma is a Masters in Social Work student at Augsburg University, focusing on Macro Practice. Emma is working with Jenean Gilmer, Program Manager for Community-Engaged Learning, to support the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood Food Initiative.
Imogen is a Masters in Social Work student at the University of Minnesota and is interested in mental health. She’ll be working with Natalie Jacobson, Food Systems Program Manager, on projects related to food access both on and off campus.
Wren is a Masters in Social Work student at the University of Minnesota and interested in mental health. She’ll be working with Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer, on projects related to Eco Social Work, the Community Garden, and partnerships with the CWC.

Feel free to reach out to them directly with greetings and connections:
Emma: snydere@augsburg.edu
Imogen: pageimo@augsburg.edu
Wren: doylew@augsburg.edu

We are so excited to be working with them!

-Jenean, Natalie, and Monica

Need a Package

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 55454

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Central Services Hours and Locations

New Times for the Copy Center

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. Please call us when your put in your second to last ream of paper to avoid being completely out of paper. If you do not have a back up printer option please ask IT how to add the printer driver to your computer so if the main printer you use is waiting for service you have another option to send your documents to. The Copy Center is also an option at the link above.

Central Services Home

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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Students of Concern Team at Augsburg

submitted by fettingm@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer a student to the Students of Concern Team if they are exhibiting behaviors that may be impacting their personal, physical, and emotional well-being. The reporting form goes directly to the Dean of Students, who may reach out to the student directly, refer the student to another staff or faculty member, and/or discuss the identified concerns with the Students of Concern Team.

For more information, please visit the Students of Concern website.

Students of Concern Website

TODAY: 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.

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, visit the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance website

Seeking Experienced Debaters: Earn Up to $3,750/Semester as a MNUDL Coach

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/

Interested in Becoming a Physician Assistant?

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their first meeting on Monday, Sept. 19th, during chapel time (10:35-11:05 am), in Hagfors Center 106. We aim to learn about and promote passion for the PA profession, share opportunities and host workshops to ready us for PA school, and grow our community through events and volunteer opportunities. The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA.

We hope to see you there!
Branwen

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

High Holy Days Primer

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We are entering the Jewish High Holy Day season, which runs for the entire lunar month of Tishrei this year from Monday evening, September 6 – Wednesday, September 29. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are listed on secular calendars, but there is another 9-day holiday called Sukkot, right after Yom Kippur. It is a big harvest celebration but it is not listed on calendars.
The second set of holidays, Sukkot, is likely much less observed among our Jewish students and faculty, though some students will not go to class on the first​ two​ and last​ two​ days of Sukkot (dates below).
For college students, being away from home for these holidays can highlight the homesickness and the yearning to be in the nest, and for some, quite the opposite. If you celebrate Christmas, imagine staying on campus while most students return home for the holiday. If you celebrate Ramadan, this season is similar to that month of observance. The University of Minnesota Hillel will welcome students and ​can be reached through http://www.mnhillel.org.
The greeting for this season is, “Sha-NAH to-VAH”. meaning Happy New Year.
How to be an ally: We encourage you to have conversations with your Jewish students and colleagues about their observances. ​If you are aware that students or colleagues are Jewish, it would likely be welcomed to ask them how they observe the holidays and what they mean to them. Since ​Jewish students​ and colleagues​ may or may not self-identify​, ​you may want to​ announce an invitation ​to ​”​any Jewish students/faculty​”​ to talk with you about what this next month is for them, vis a vis classes or being far (or near) family. ​To further be an ally you could also move important meetings or events away from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Augsburg Religious Holidays Policy https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bsiyBZp2sQHfuA2jUGM2cnagAlz_tb0W-TIPnlocSus/edit?usp=sharing

More information at Interfaith at Augsburg

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

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

Get a Virtual Ticket to the MNUDL Mayors Challenge

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.

Join us (virtually) at the American Swedish Institute from 6:00 PM-7:45 PM on 9/22 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:

6:00 – Our Program 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

You can book a virtual ticket for free, with a suggested $25 donation. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-mnudl-mayors-challenge-the-great-nato-debate-virtual-version-tickets-419024632957

Chapel: Community Space Naming Loss and Seeking Healing

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join Campus Ministry and the Center for Wellness in Counseling today in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am in this interfaith time of community connection and shared healing at the outset of this academic year. Over the last two and a half years, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated deep loss among us and within our communities. We have witnessed the tragic loss of life on account of this disease around the globe, and some in our Augsburg community have experienced it intimately within their own circles of loved ones. We have also lost time and connection having navigated the complexities of lock-down, isolation, and ongoing social distancing. We have lost opportunities, hopes, and for many, a sense of security and wellbeing. These losses have taken their toll emotionally, physically, mentally.
We as community will offer a time to publicly name our loss and seek healing pathways as we journey together as an Augsburg community. Our gathering will offer words of reflection alongside space for quiet and song. Every participant will have an opportunity to mark their own loss as another step on healing’s path. All are welcome.

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

Hmong Women Together’s Book Club Event

submitted by xiongss8@augsburg.edu

Hmong Women Together is happy to announce our annual book club event where we will be reading “Thoughts From Prison: A Hmong Boy’s journey from the Mountains of Laos to the American Urban Jungle” by Chance Chang Vang.

The dates of the event will span three days (October 5th, October 10th, October 12th), allowing time for those who are interested to read and discuss. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form below. All students, staff, and faculty are open to come and join us!

Location: OGC 114
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Hmong Women Together’s Book Club Interest Inquiry

Campus Dining Town Hall: Sponsored by Augsburg Day Student Government

submitted by noork@augsburg.edu

Date: 9/20/2023
Time: 5:20pm – 6:30pm
Location: Marshall Room & Zoom (See Auggie Life Event Here)
Description: Outside consulting firm JGL will be exploring the future of dining on campus. Augsburg is searching for which dining provider they will sign for June of 2023 and we want to make sure that the voices of the students are heard when it comes to what you want out of a new contract and how you want to see your dining experience changed. Free food will be provided! Stop by for some or all of the time to join us for this important townhall.

See Auggie Life Event Here

2022 Oyaté Retreat

submitted by gomezos@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

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