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Visit the Writing Center for Your Final Papers and Projects

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open!
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

We are here to give you feedback on all of your final papers and projects.

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

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

Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicant in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:
Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff: https://youtu.be/Sfx-PxbwlSE
• Let us know your interest by contacting Maren Stoddard Mack (stoddard@augsburg.edu) or URGO staff (urgo@augsburg.edu) by November 28th.
• Send application essay drafts to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.
Final applications are due February 1st!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

General Announcements

Nominations for Auggie Pride- Month of December

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Do you know someone who has recently completed a significant project, implemented an innovative idea, or worked creatively across divisions or departments? If so, nominate them for an Auggie Pride Award today!

We are taking nominations for the month of December!

The Auggie Pride Awards are part of a peer recognition program that honors individual staff members who have made a significant contribution to department, division, or University-wide goals. All nominations are submitted through an online form and considered by Staff Senate. Nominations are kept on a rolling basis throughout the Academic Year, and awards are distributed to two staff every month.

Those honored will receive a letter from Staff Senate (including some text from the nomination letters) and a $25 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Auggie Pride Submission Form

Is Success on Your Christmas List? Use 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

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!

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus This Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Travel! Earn Credits! Complete Augsburg Experience!

Short-term study abroad & away in Summer 2023 – check out the awesome program options below:

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MN
• Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
• Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
*** SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
*** THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
*** INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May 2023
• Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
*** CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
*** SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
*** RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

MONEY, BANKING, & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN GERMANY

• Travel in May 2023
• Choose 1 course:
*** ECO 315: Money and Banking
*** BUS 362: International Business

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

URGO Offering Travel Grants for Student Researchers

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO has a limited amount if travel funding to award this academic year. URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications November 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or x1447.

URGO Travel Website

New Staff Position: Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT (SEM) at Augsburg University The Strategic Enrollment Management division’s vision is to be a belonging organization that builds deeper relationships, changes systems, and dismantles the tenets of white supremacy and oppression in higher education enrollment management. Our mission is to meet every student where they are with authentic presence, outreach, and engagement. We exist to deliver enrollment results, innovation, service, and the essential infrastructure to attract, meet the needs of, and enroll future graduates. The division includes four uniquely equipped teams; Operations, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate and Degree Completion Enrollment Development, and Financial Aid. Through mindful inclusion, we sustain a culture of our own learning to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions enthusiastically conducts personalized student engagement for all stages of the enrollment decision making journey. The counselor is responsible for recruiting prospective students and developing deeper student coaching relationships informed and measured by data analytics and results. The Assistant Director manages an assigned territory, provides support for other counselors, facilitates staff training related to University messaging and positioning, and occasionally manages student-employee projects and outreach. This position primarily works with incoming transfer student populations and will occasionally support first-year student recruitment and events. Primary Responsibilities 65% of time spent on direct student engagement: Conduct recruitment, yield, and anti-melt activities throughout the entire enrollment cycle. Conduct student interviews and presentations (on and off campus). Conduct routine cultivation outreach and response (phone, text, social media, email). Conduct in-person and virtual recruitment activities i.e. online and in-person events, chat, social media, video, etc. Evaluate admission applications and make admission decisions. Help plan, organize, and execute engaging on-campus (and off-campus) recruiting events Utilize Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases to manage communications/follow up and your capacity accountability. Serve as a student success coaching role for prospective students as part of Augsburg Power of Us program. Connect and strengthen relationships with local community college advisors, counselors, faculty, and staff 35% of time spent on administrative tasks: Develop and manage a recruitment target audience of 1,000 – 1,500 inquiries and 150 – 200 admitted students each year. Analyze recruitment data and use information to determine travel and communication plans. Provide territory planning support for Admission Counselors. Responsibility for an assigned area of strategic priority or initiative utilizing the objective and key results framework (OKR). Provide/facilitate training for counselors related to University messaging and positioning. Additional Responsibilities Serve on various division cross-functional teams that impact the recruitment and retention of students. Successfully complete Augsburg DIversity Certificate program, and Edify DEIB Posture statement. Attend regular staff meetings and trainings and stay informed of institutional changes that would impact the students’ experience. Share trends on what you are hearing from students with the wider team. Provide input on recruitment strategies. i.e. the Augsburg Applies 2U/Power of US initiatives. Complete routine reports related to recruitment, projections, travel, and special programs. Work with the rest of the admissions staff to develop the quarterly/annual recruitment plans. Be open to change and able to adapt to an ever evolving higher education landscape. Assist with other duties and projects as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands Flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours Typical work environment is an office. Working at a desk for long periods of time. Travel at various events which includes presenting. Regular phone and computer use. Medium work – Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Including carrying boxes, pushing carts, and moving inventory on shelves. Travel that includes flying and driving capability. Emotional intelligence may be needed in order to effectively relate to and work with students and or families from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and occasional strong emotional reactions.

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New Staff Positions This Week (8)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

The following Augsburg staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

Groundskeeper
Director of Residence Life
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Public Safety Officer
Maintenance Supervisor
Conference Assistant, Temporary
C3 Fellows Health Care Program Manager
Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach

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Soccer Shots and Arthur Senior Care on Campus TODAY

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 Monday, December 5th to meet with representatives from the following companies.

ARTHUR’S SENIOR CARE provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in beautiful private home settings in Roseville and Shoreview, Minnesota. They are looking to hire for Direct Care Professionals. https://arthursresidentialcare.com/careers/ (they will also be tabling on Tuesday, December 6th)

SOCCER SHOTS- They are currently in need of coaches and have flexible scheduling and competitive pay which make it a great fit for college students.
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s program with a strong focus on character development. Their caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication.
https://soccershots-minneapolis.careerplug.com/jobs?locale=en-US

If you have questions, please email careers@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Study Breaks at Lindell Library: Tuesday and Wednesday This Week

submitted by laipa@augsburg.edu

It’s the last week of classes, so join us at Lindell Library for a study break as you wrap up your classes and prepare for finals!

** We’ll watch cat and dog videos and have snacks together. **

Two chances to break your studying!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 4-5 pm, Lower Level Room 15 (Cat Video Edition)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 4-5 pm, 4-5 pm, Lower Level Room 15 (Dog Video Edition)

Bring a friend! Bring a favorite cat or dog video to share!

Follow us at the library’s Auggie Life page for more fun events.

Annual Anti-Racism Training

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training is a required training for all Augsburg faculty and staff and has been scheduled for this year. For more information about the training and to register, please visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Website.

FALL SEMESTER TRAINING
Thu, Dec 8, 2022
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

2022-2023 Anti-Racism Training Website

Free Late Night Breakfast Tonight

submitted by fettingm@augsburg.edu

The Late Night Breakfast is an end-of-semester tradition where all undergraduate students (both residential and commuter) are invited to partake in a free late-night hot breakfast meal prior to the start of finals week.

Food will be served in the Dining Commons in Christensen Center from 8:30-10pm

We will be holding a prize drawing for an iPad for all students who attend. Students need to be present to enter the drawing but do not need to stay for the duration of the event to win a prize.

On the Menu:

-Cheese Omelets
-O’Brien Potatoes
-Halal Breakfast Sausage Links
-French Toast
-Pork Sausage Patties
-Scrambled Eggs
-Tiger Sushi
-Smoothie Station
-Ice Cream Sundae Bar
-Pastries

Please bring your student ID for entry.

Auggie Life Event Page

This Thursday: Focused Conversation on Strategic Position and Priorities

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Join us this Thursday for the December Focused Conversation. Paula O’Loughlin will reflect on Augsburg’s strategic position and institutional priorities as she approaches the end of her first semester as provost.

Focused Conversation—Strategic Position and Priorities
Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:30 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

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