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URGO Academic–Year Research Funds

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 80 hours of research by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will review proposals on a rolling basis.

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

On-Campus Research

The Writing Center Opens January 17

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

Welcome back! The Writing Center will be open for the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 17th.
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 papers and projects.

For more information, please visit our website.

In addition, if you would like for a tutor or the Director to come to your class to introduce the writing center, please sign up for a class visit here: https://forms.gle/xSRQNi7me9mqcNZR9
We will do our best to accommodate you.

We look forward to seeing you!

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

Register for Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Ministries invites you to participate in an alternative spring break trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. While in New Orleans, we will be partnering with Rebuilding New Orleans Together, an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life of low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or single head of households with minor children. We will be repairing homes and will have time to explore the city!
Registration: Registration is open for Alternative Spring Break. $100 fee due upon registration
Registration Process:
Complete registration form 2023 Registration
Bring $100 registration fee and copy of health insurance card to Janice Dames in Campus Ministry Office, 104 Foss
Dates of Trip: March 11-18, 2023
Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $275, includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. Please register by February 17, 2023. Please let us know if the cost presents a barrier to participation for you.
Sponsored By: Campus Ministry
Questions: Contact Pastoral Intern, Hannah Sackett at sacketth@augsburg.edu or Pastor John Schwehn at schwehn@augsburg.edu or stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104
The trip is available as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the online registration form if you would like this to be an Augsburg Experience, please talk with Pastor John.

2023 Alternative Spring Break Registration Form

CTL/CWC Session: Creating a Well and Connected Classroom

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Taking pre-emptive and intentional steps to create a classroom environment that promotes wellness and connection has benefits for students and for faculty. Creating classrooms that promote well-being and connection can decrease work required for faculty, increase student success, and make the classroom a more enjoyable and comfortable environment for all. This session focuses on developing strategies for creating a well and connected classroom.

This session will be recorded and available on the CTL website home page by Jan 18, 2022.

Zoom Meeting link (Wed Jan 11th 3:30-4:40pm)

General Announcements

Get Your Art Published: Literary and Arts Submission Now Open for Thó Wiŋ Magazine

submitted by belloaa@augsburg.edu

Hello,
Thó Wiŋ Magazine and I am so excited to tell you that SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Are you an artist or writer who wants to have your work published? Well, here’s your chance.
Thó Wiŋ Magazine is curating our annual literary and arts publication. This opportunity is open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else in the Augsburg community so tell your friends to submit something too. We accept art of all kinds: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting/playwriting, other prose, visual arts including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, multi-media, photographs of sculptures or ceramics. We can create and print QR codes for short films, animation, video, or music. If your kind of art isn’t listed, submit it anyway! We like arts from all cultures and all skill levels. If you create art in another language, submit that too (but maybe include a translation with it to make it more accessible to us monolinguals). We especially encourage artists with marginalized identities to submit their art so we can uplift your voices! Thó Wiŋ Magazine will put a printed book together and distribute on campus for free. You can submit up to five different works across any genre. Submissions will close February 1st. Visit https://twmagazine.submittable.com/submit
Hit me up if you have any questions, jensen11@augsburg.edu or TWMagazine@augsburg.edu
Jack Jensen

https://twmagazine.submittable.com/submit

Public Leader Scholars Applications Open

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Public Leader Scholars programs offer students a unique opportunity to explore how their worldview/faith(s) shapes them as leaders, as well as build their leadership skills.

There are two Public Leader Scholars opportunities being offered this coming academic year: Christensen Scholars and Interfaith Scholars

Christensen Scholars BENEFITS:
Unique opportunities to explore Christian theology & vocation more deeply as a cohort
Earn upper division credit (4 credits) in religion
Seminar setting that is small and supportive
$2,000 scholarship, $1,500 stipend
Opportunities to develop skills related to theological reflection & vocational discernment

Interfaith Scholars BENEFITS:
Unique opportunities to explore interfaith study and learn about diverse religious/spiritual/worldview identities as a cohort
Earn upper division credit (4 credits) in religion
Seminar setting that is small and supportive
$2,000 scholarship
Opportunities to formally develop interfaith leadership skills

If you will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in 2023-2024 you are eligible to apply.

Application are due: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

If you have questions about the Christensen Scholars program, email: myers@augsburg.edu

If you have questions about the Interfaith Scholars program, email: ulringj@augsburg.edu

Public Leader Scholar Application

Don’t Forget Your Auggie Pride Nomination- Month of January

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 January!

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

Phillips Scholarship Application Open Now

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

Phillips Scholars create and test innovative ideas that address community problems — running their own summer programming. There’s support along the way, with the students coming together to develop their leadership skills and prepare for their projects. Scholars receive more than $9,000 in scholarships and stipends. Ten students from 15 eligible Minnesota private colleges and universities will be selected each year.

Applications are due February 24, 2023.

You’re eligible if you:
– Are enrolled full-time in the undergraduate program
– Demonstrate financial need
– Are a first-year, sophomore or junior in the spring of 2023
– Aspire to address a significant need within a particular community
– Demonstrate interest in civic engagement
– Can participate in all required program trainings and events
– Can complete a community service project in Minnesota during the summer of 2024

If you plan to apply and would like help with your application, contact Sabo Center staff at sabocenter@augsburg.edu. Augsburg students have been very successful in securing this scholarship and we’re here to help you.

Phillips Scholars Program

New Staff Positions This Week (6)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

01/05/2023: Maintenance Operator
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999876197021-maintenance-operator
01/05/2023: Campus Locksmith
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999876194472-campus-locksmith
01/04/2023: Area Coordinator, Residence Life
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999876010293-area-coordinator-residence-life
01/04/2023: Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Coordinator – Temporary
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999875990021-augsburg-youth-theology-institute-ayti-coordinator-temporary
01/04/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999875984561-accounts-payable-specialist
01/03/2023: Communication and Social Media Specialist
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999875775734-communication-and-social-media-specialist

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Event Announcements

Navigate Questions? Stop by Drop-In Hours for Faculty

submitted by richardk@augsburg.edu

Faculty – stop by my (Kelsey Richardson Blackwell) virtual office hours for questions related to Navigate. I can show you how to submit an alert or add office hours availability.

January 10-13
Tuesday 11:30 – 12:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 – 11:00 am
Thursday 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Friday 11:30 – 12:00 pm

Zoom Link

Playwrights’ Center: Play Reading About Racism and Asian-American Identity

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg’s CGEE partner organization, the Playwrights’ Center, for a free reading of Ray Yamanouchi’s play “Tha Chink-Mart”.

A small, suburban town in Long Island, New York. Five Asian American teenage friends battle through a high school telling them they’re too Asian and a home life telling them they’re too American. Finding solace only amongst each other, they attempt to define for themselves what it means to be Asian in America… for better or for worse.

Dates:
In person: Tuesday, January 17, and Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Available online: Thursday, January 26 – Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023

Reserve your spot for a free in-person or online reading of “Tha Chink-Mart”

Study Abroad Fair – January 18

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in theUSA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, January 18

10am – 2pm

Christensen Center lobby

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for one of three gift cards: Visa, Amazon, or Einstein’s!

Follow us on Instagram to get some sneak peek fair information! @global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Staff: Use Paid Community Service Time With Campus Kitchen

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Looking for a meaningful way to use your community service hours?

Campus Kitchen has shifts available every Thursday from 1:45-4:45pm.

The Details: Meet outside the Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26). You will ride in the Campus Kitchen van (or in your personal vehicle) to the Sanneh Foundation Warehouse in St. Paul, where you will work in a team to prepare produce boxes/bags that will be distributed to neighbors in Cedar-Riverside the next day. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes.

SIGN UP HERE!

Professor Jeremy Myers Shares His Vocation Story in Chapel

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Dr. Jeremy Myers, Bernhard Christensen Professor of Religion and Executive Director of the Christensen Center for Vocation, share his vocation story as part of the Uncovering Vocation series. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month we will have a member of the Augsburg community sharing their vocation story during chapel from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

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