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Mentoring Program for New (and New-ish) Faculty Launch

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg (aka CTL) is launching a Faculty Mentoring Program for recently-hired faculty. The mentoring program will begin in January-February 2023, and all full-time, tenure track faculty members who began at Augsburg in Spring 2020 or later are welcome to register to participate in this inaugural cohort. To indicate your interest, please complete the Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form posted below. We will use the information provided on the form to recruit experienced faculty mentors that align with your needs and priorities. To ensure a place in this program, please submit your form no later than Friday, December 23, 2022.

We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all our new-ish faculty! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at bankers@augsburg.edu or ctl@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form

The Writing Center is Open During Finals Week

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open during finals week!
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/

Faculty: Apply for Travel Funds by January 1 for Travel March-May 2023

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) March 2023 through May 2023, the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is January 1, 2023. Because this is a holiday, please make sure your applications are in early!!

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than January 3, 2023. 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

New Staff Positions This Week (4)

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

12/09/2022: Assistant Groundskeeper
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999870760750-assistant-groundskeeper
12/12/2022: Maintenance Operator
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999871530071-maintenance-operator
12/08/2022: Groundskeeper
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999870501624-groundskeeper
12/09/2022: C3 Fellows Health Care Program Manager
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999870761671-c3-fellows-health-care-program-manager

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The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage 2022 Community Survey

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH) invites you to take this survey and share your perspective on important concerns of the African heritage community in Minnesota.

CMAH is empowered by the Minnesota Legislature to ensure that people of African heritage can fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota. This survey provides an opportunity for you to tell CMAH what issues are most urgent in your community and share your input on policy solutions to address these issues.

Follow this link to take the survey:
https://surveys.mn.gov/interview/74561a93-9425-417e-a4f9-48e9fd0aabad

If you have questions about the survey content, please contact Florkime Paye at Florkime.Paye@state.mn.us. If you have any technical problems accessing the survey, or if you need accommodations to take the survey, contact Mariyam Naadha at 612-239-3806 or Mariyam.Naadha@state.mn.us.

To receive monthly newsletters from the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage register here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNCMAH/subscriber/new?preferences=true

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

New Staff Position: Maintenance Operator

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

The available schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Maintenance Operator is responsible for the general building/equipment maintenance and repair of a multiple-building, multi-level campus. The Maintenance Operator will operate, maintain, and repair electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems. The Maintenance Operator will report malfunctions and maintain accurate and timely operating logs and maintenance records for building support systems.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES:

– General Repairs: Perform general facility maintenance including, but not limited to carpentry, sheetrock, wall repairs, painting, interior finishes, ceiling, wall and floor tile, carpet repairs, door repairs hardware, locks & panic bars, and related clean up.
– Electrical Repairs: Perform electrical diagnostic trouble shooting, repairs / replacement up to the point of permit requirement for lighting, wall outlets, general motor replacement, and miscellaneous electrical equipment.
– Mechanical Repairs: Perform general mechanical repairs up to the point of permit requirements for all plumbing fixtures, iron and sheet metal work, miscellaneous pipe fittings, and general mechanical equipment repairs and pump repairs.
– HVAC Repairs: Perform general mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance on all HVAC related equipment including belt replacement, filter replacement, parts replacement, refrigerant reclamation, related water system maintenance, fitting lubrication, miscellaneous repairs, record keeping, and general equipment/equipment area cleaning.
– All other miscellaneous responsibilities as assigned as it relates to general maintenance of the College campus facilities and grounds.
– All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

– Ability to lift 80 pounds.
– Continuous standing, walking, lifting, bending, stretching, kneeling and squatting and using fine motor skills.
– Exposure to temperature, noise, irritating substances and poor ventilation at times.

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Work Abroad After Graduation With CGEE in Mexico

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

Interested in working abroad after graduation? CGEE is currently looking for our next International Resident Assistant in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a one-year fellowship position to begin August 2023.

If you are graduating fall 2022, or spring 2023, and are interested in working abroad, consider applying! The purpose of this one-year stipend fellowship is to promote a healthy living/learning environment for semester students and participants in short-term educational seminars at Augsburg CGEE in Mexico. In addition, the primary responsibilities of the fellow are to assist study abroad students (mostly coming from the U.S.A.) with medical and emotional issues and to help them develop intercultural and global competencies, as well as to assist in the operation of all educational programs. The IRA will also be expected to help produce social media that can help promote these programs.

Length and dates of this stipend fellowship position: August 15, 2023 – August 31, 2024. Strong knowledge of both Spanish and English is required. Application deadline is March 15, 2023.

Find the full job description and how to apply at CGEE’s website.

Pillow and Blanket Donation for New International Students

submitted by mekonns@augsburg.edu

We, the International Student and Scholars Services Department at Augsburg, are preparing to welcome 10 to 12 international students for the coming spring semester.

We are looking for pillow and blanket donations (it is hard to travel internationally with a large pillow and blankets).

Please consider donating to help support their arrival.
You can contact us through isss@augsburg.edu if you have additional questions.

Any donations can be delivered and left by our office in Old Science Hall, Suite 112.

We will accept donations by December 28.

Thank you so much for your support

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

Event Announcements

NSBCF Black Study Session: Black Cooperation and Kwanzaa, Wednesday, December 14

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Join Nexus’ North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship team to learn about Black Cooperation and Kwanzaa with Rekhet Si-Asar, Ms. Jewelean Jackson and DejaJoelle. Rekhet Si-Asar and Ms. Jewelean Jackson will lead us through storytelling and place setting for the history and practices of Kwanzaa and connections to cooperatives and collectivist practices. DejaJoelle will guide us in a practice utilizing dance and movement for collective healing.

Wed, December 14, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
On Zoom!

Follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nsbcf-black-study-session-black-cooperation-and-kwanzaa-tickets-478331651847?aff=ALLEVENTS

Nexus’ North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship

TOMORROW: Online Equitable Development Symposium

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Join the Alliance and Metropolitan Council for a daylong virtual symposium featuring speakers across sectors and interactive discussions exploring tools for equity and accountability, unpacking common challenges and sharing strategies to ensure that we are building with community, not for community.

A power-sharing space for community and government leaders, we’ll work together to co-create a shared understanding of intersectional and reparative community development — and how to get to that just future.

Contact Hannah Gary at hannah.gary@metc.state.mn.us with any questions.
Zoom link will be included in reminder emails sent from Eventbrite.

Follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equitable-development-symposium-tickets-431839582817

Cedar Cultural Center Volunteer Orientation – December 20

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Have you ever wanted to peek behind the scenes at the Cedar? Learn more about how to participate at our venue by attending our monthly Volunteer Orientation led by volunteer coordinator Jared Hemming! Beginning with our first show 30 years ago, all of the Cedar’s events have been staffed by volunteers in our program, which now includes more than 400 members. Volunteers earn credit to see future shows for free. Tasks include setting up the venue, selling tickets and concessions, and cleaning at the end of each performance. All are welcome to join our volunteer program.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
5:30 PM
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55454

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED:
Please email Volunteer Coordinator Jared Hemming at jhemming@thecedar.org.

The Cedar Cultural Center will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken 72 hours prior) to enter events held at The Cedar.

the Cedar

Soomaal House of Art 2022 Year-End Fundraiser This Friday

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Soomaal House of Art cordially invites you to our 2022 year-end fundraiser and celebration on Fri, December 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM! A night with artists filled with laughter, art, and good food!

This one-night-only event gives you an opportunity to purchase unique artwork created by local Soomaal Artists. The fundraiser will be exhibiting a wide range of works including photographs, paintings, and prints available for purchase. You will also have a chance to connect with the Artists involved! Your support on that night will not only help our local artists further in their practice but would also provide our community with valuable art experiences.
Soomaal is an artist-led organization based in Minneapolis. An art space that is dedicated to creativity, exploration, experimentation, and community engagement. All of our exhibitions are accessible to the public, free of charge, and artists do not pay to exhibit their work at Soomaal.
Thanks to the countless support provided by our community members over the years. We are grateful for your consideration and generosity.

With gratitude,
Soomaal Team

Register on Eventbrite, tickets are $25.00.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soomaal-house-of-art-2022-year-end-fundraiser-tickets-479383156927?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_content=follow_notification&utm_campaign=following_published_event&utm_term=Soomaal+House+of+Art+2022+Year-end+Fundraiser&aff=ebemoffollowpublishemail

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