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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).

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

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

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Prepare and Prosper Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Prepare + Prosper is an organization that, through volunteers and strong community partnerships, brings free tax services to build financial wellbeing for low-income taxpayers! They facilitate tax clinics throughout the Twin Cities region that provide free tax preparation and financial products to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. For the 2023 tax season, they are looking for more than 400 new volunteers to meet the current demands in our community.

This is a great opportunity to learn the practical skills gained in the tax clinic–interpersonal and technical–that are invaluable in gaining work experience for a variety of professions including those in business and social work. Prepare + Prosper is prepared and excited to work with student volunteers seeking class credit and internship requirements. You can register on Handshake or check out their website to learn more.

Check out their 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/

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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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

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!

Calling Artists: Donate Nature Art to Roberts Bird Sanctuary’s Upcoming Tiny Art Auction

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Please donate your original artwork to our “Tiny Roberts” art auction!

Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary is partnering with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to add an observation deck to the Roberts visitor shelter. We are raising funds this summer with the goal to complete construction after fall migration.

This observation deck will help make Roberts Bird Sanctuary more accessible to people of all abilities.

What: An auction of “tiny” original art to raise funds to build the Roberts Terrace
Where: Online
When: Submit your artwork by September 25
How: Mail artwork to Rebecca Froehlich, 2211 Riverside Ave, CB 26, Minneapolis, MN 55454
(Postage will be compensated).

OR you can drop them off at the Roberts Visitor Shelter between 4-7 PM on Sunday Sept. 25.

Art Details

Subjects: Birds, mammals, plants, landscapes, fungi, nature, and living things found in Roberts Bird Sanctuary (it must be your original work, but can be pre-existing work that you made which fits the theme)

Size: Must fit in a 9″ x 12″ bubble mailer

Media: Paintings, drawings, prints, collages, beadwork, small sculptures, jewelry, matted or canvas-mounted photographs… reach out and let us know what you have, and we’ll let you know if it works!

Questions?

Contact tinyrobertsauction@gmail.com

Lindell Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

submitted by laipa@augsburg.edu

Can we find 280 Auggies who have read at least one of the 25 most frequently challenged books of the past 3 years? Stop by Lindell Library’s display for Banned Books Week, September 18-24, 2022, on the street level by the Augsburg yearbooks and put your stamp on our easel to let us know if you are one of our freedom readers! Read about book bans at the display and find out more about this nationwide celebration online at https://bannedbooksweek.org

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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

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

September 20 – Learn About Internships/Jobs With Ameriprise Financial

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives from Ameriprise Financial will be on campus tabling in the Christensen Center lobby from 10:30-12:30 on Tuesday, September 20th! Stop by for a delicious COOKIE and learn about their summer 2023 internships and full-time positions!

Application deadlines are 10/5/22! Learn more about the positions and how to apply!
100+ internships/jobs including Data Science, Operations, Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Technology Leadership Development, Technology, Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, Communications and much more!!

In addition, Ameriprise Financial along with 30 other employers will be attending our Internship & Career Fair on Wednesday, September 28th! Register for the fair on Handshake. augsburg.joinhandshake.com

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Only 10 Days Until the Internship and Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to invite students to attend the
on-campus internship and career fair on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Foss Center.

Many organizations do their recruiting for summer 2023 internships and entry-level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. In fact, employers like 3M, US Bank, Ameriprise Financial, and Travelers have application deadline dates in late September and early October.

Register on Handshake and learn more about the employers that will be attending and how to prepare!

Register and Learn More

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 GoogleMeet.
Auggie Connect will meet every Tuesday.
On GoogleMeet join with the nickname: auggieconnect
For questions or disability-related accommodations contact CLASS staff Cassie Charles ccharles@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1648

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