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Two Workshops for Faculty Mentors (Advisors) October 3 and 5

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Informed mentoring/advising of our students can be critical to their success, on-time graduation, and achieving their academic goals. The Degree Audit we’ve been using since 2021 is designed to help students and their faculty mentors better and more effectively communicate with each other about university and discipline-based requirements specific to each student as well as documentation of the student’s progression toward graduation.

In response to faculty requests, the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team is pleased to offer two sessions to help faculty learn more about the Degree Audit and how to use it as a tool for mentoring/advising students. Faculty may attend one or both workshops, and should RSVP planned attendance to one or both by sending an email to graduation@augsburg.edu no later than 2pm the day of the session.

Faculty Development Workshop: Degree Audit Tutorial
October 3 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: Receive step-by-step, hands-on degree audit training from the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team. Feel free to bring your own laptop.
RSVP by 2 p.m. the day of the event by sending an email to graduation@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Development Workshop: Understanding a Degree Audit
October 5 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: The Registrar Office’s Graduation Team will lead you through sections of the degree audit to increase your understanding of the audit. Feel free to bring your own laptop, questions, and/or confusing audit examples.

As always, If you need accommodations for either of these sessions or have any questions, please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

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

Come to the Writing Center or Invite Us to Visit Your Class

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center Is Open!

Our hours are:
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

Please use this form to let us know that you would like a Writing Center tutor to visit your class. A tutor (or the Director) will talk about why a student might want to visit the Writing Center, describe what happens in a tutoring session, and share information about our hours and location.

Class visits last for 5-10 minutes and are usually scheduled at the beginning of a class period. If you complete this form, we will email you to confirm the date and time of the visit.

Thank you for inviting a tutor into your classroom! We look forward to seeing your students at the Writing Center and hope we we can help them become more confident writers this semester.

https://forms.gle/TXEbe8jJWAGSJp5f8

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Faculty: 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) December 2022 through February 2023, 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 all deadlines and 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

General Announcements

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

submitted by schacht5@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!

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

Join the Pre-PA Club for the Next Meeting

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 3rd at 1035am in HC106. 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

Get Easy Volunteer Hours and Make a Difference: Judge Debates for the MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1000+ middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Our students gain crucial skills like reading comprehension, critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking, all while having fun and building confidence as part of a team. We need your help to make it happen!

We have multiple upcoming opportunities to judge debates IN PERSON in the Twin Cities. The majority of virtual judging opportunities have been filled.

We’re looking for judges for the following dates & locations:

OCTOBER 8: University of Minnesota

OCTOBER 29: Roseville Area High School (wear a Halloween costume!)

NOVEMBER 12: Highland Park

NOVEMBER 19: University of Minnesota

DECEMBER 10: Twin Cities Metro location TBA

No debate experience is required. Will will train you ahead of the tournament. We’re seeking caring adults who want to help students improve their skills. Judges must be able to pass a background check.

Want to volunteer with a large group? Email froehlic@augsburg.edu to coordinate.

Please learn more and sign up here! https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Sign Up to Judge Debates

Event Announcements

Sabbatical Presentation: Experiences of Early-Career English Teachers

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join Dr. Rachel Lloyd, Education Department, for a presentation of her sabbatical research project, “Experiences of Early-Career English Teachers,” Monday, October 3, from 2 to 3 pm in Lindell Library, room 301.

This qualitative study examined the narrated experiences of eight English Language Arts teachers who were in their first five years of practice in academic year 2021-22. The research is informed by prior research on teacher retention factors, and made specific inquiries into the enactment of dialogic pedagogies, and factors influencing the selection of literature within their curricula. Dr. Lloyd will present initial findings from these interviews, and facilitate a discussion of the implications of these findings for work with aspiring educators.

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

There will be an Augsburg Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering on Thursday, October 27 at 4:00–5:30 p.m. at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners. This gathering is an opportunity for BIPOC faculty and staff to gather and build community in an informal setting.

To be added to the Google calendar invite for this event, please email inclusion@augsburg.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Chapel: Blessing of the Animals

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for the Blessing of the Animals service as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures and a slideshow of pets. Jennifer Troy of Paws for Learning will join us with her therapy animals, and Ellen Weber, Christensen Center for Vocation Operations Program Associate, will offer a message. Bring your pet or therapy or emotional support animal (or a photo of them) for a blessing today. All are welcome!

Last Day to Donate to the 2022 Diaper Drive

submitted by hagerman@augsburg.edu

It is Diaper Awareness Week. Did you know that more than a quarter of families needing diapers rely on diaper banks to help fill the gap?

Augsburg University nursing faculty and student volunteers offer diapers through Augsburg Central Health Commons, supporting those family in need.

Can you help us reach our goal of collecting/purchasing 5,000 diapers for the Health Commons for our 2022 Diaper Drive?

To make a monetary donation, go to https://advancement.augsburg.edu/donations/general-donation and designate the “Augsburg Central Health Commons” from the dropdown menu (5th down).

Drop off diapers in Round bins located in Christensen Center entryway and Science Hall Room 116.

Please make a monetary donation today.

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