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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)

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 and contact Pastor John Schwehn.

2023 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.

Use this link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/94661971567?pwd=cUwwZE9YZ1RQYXBVQlUrc0d0anYrUT09

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

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. Students are paid $1,200 for 80 hours of research. Research must be completed 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

General Announcements

My Family Needs Help – Please Donate

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Hello Augsburg Community!

I am a student here at Augsburg and my family has fallen on some tough times. They are facing homelessness if they cannot find a place to live in 6 days. Please donate to their GoFundMe if you are able, or please share the link! We are super grateful for anything that anyone can do to help.

Link to their GoFundMe

Looking for a Great Summer Job?

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM: All disciplines welcome
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 15th – July 28th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 9th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research or creative activity is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email urgo@augsburg.edu

URGO On-Campus Research Website

Apply to be an Interfaith Scholar

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

The Interfaith Scholars program is one of two Public Leader Scholar opportunities being offered AY 2023. Interfaith Scholars will be taught by Interfaith Institute’s Executive Directors Najeeba Syeed, and offers students a unique opportunity to explore how their worldview/faith(s) shapes them as leaders, as well as build their leadership skills to engage across difference.

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 Interfaith Scholars program, email: ulringj@augsburg.edu

Public Leader Scholars Application

Seeking Faculty Feedback on Qualitative Data Analysis Software

submitted by sugrue@augsburg.edu

Many faculty who engage in qualitative research use some form of qualitative data analysis software (QDAS). There are a number of popular QDAS packages. We are interested in learning which software packages Augsburg faculty use and/or would prefer to use. This information will be used to inform choices for institutional subscriptions. Please share your feedback in this BRIEF 3 question survey: https://forms.gle/WRzJYJjW8qF4kFBk9

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Survey

Apply to be a Christensen Scholar

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Christensen Scholars is one of two Public Leader Scholars programs being offered AY 2023. Christensen Scholars will be taught by Christensen Chair Jeremy Myers, and offers students a unique opportunity to explore topics of vocation, service, and how their Christian faith shapes them as leaders.

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

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

Public Leader Scholar Application

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!

Seeking Somali Student Participants for Social Work Survey

submitted by macalinr@augsburg.edu

Hello,
My name is Rayan Macalin. I am a senior social work major and am working on my
honors thesis. I am conducting a research study on the relationship between
exposure to substance use among family and community members in childhood and
substance use during adolescence in the Somali American community. I am asking
participants to complete a brief, anonymous survey about their exposures to
substance use in their childhood and their behaviors around substance use in their
adolescence. To participate in this study, you must:
● Identify as Somali
● attend Augsburg University

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the link below to
access the consent form and the survey.

https://forms.gle/QRfooVgXqKW1ULDt8

Summer Study Abroad/Away – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for a few weeks this summer: complete courses and Augsburg Experience. Check out the awesome program options below:

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• Travel 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:
*** SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
*** THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
*** INS 292 – 2 credits – optional addition

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel May 4-19, 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: May 8-17, 2023
• Choose 1 course:
*** ECO 315: Money and Banking or
*** BUS 362: International Business

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

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH KOREA
• Travel July 6-19, 2023
• MUS 374 or 474 and graduate course options, too

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

Get more details and apply online

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

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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Now Open–Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially Space Physics & Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Mathematics Education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2023 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, pre-Engineering, or Mathematics/Science Education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 30, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at stottrup@augsburg.edu.

Event Announcements

Study Abroad Fair – January 18

submitted by stoddard@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

MLK Convocation: We Rise MLK and Our Voices Coming Alive

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

On behalf of Pan-Afrikan Student Services and Augsburg University, we are excited to bring you this year’s Martin Luther King, JR., Convocation. This year’s theme is “We Rise, MLK and Our Voices Coming Alive”. As a community we came together and decided that we wanted this year’s theme to focus on our efforts to rebuild the community after a pandemic and absence of visibility and support systems for Pan-Afrikan students. This was mostly seen through not having a full office at Multicultural Life for an entire academic year. This event will center our Pan-Afrikan community through the art of dance, song, poetry, and more. All are welcome!

Our keynote speaker of this year is Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross, Associate Professor in the Education Department at Augsburg University. Through his scholarship, service, and teaching practice, Dr. Kwame-Ross focuses on how individuals and human groups grow, develop, and change over time. He brings an interrogative, interdisciplinary, integrative, and intersectional pedagogical approach to teaching and learning across school, society, family, and church for whole-beingness. To learn more about Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross, please visit our website here: https://www.augsburg.edu/faculty/kwameros/

For any questions, please email Kezia Burrows, program manager of Pan-Afrikan Student Services at burrowsk@augsburg.edu

For any accommodation needs, please event our team at events@augsburg.edu

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PA Program Seeking Gynecological Simulated Patients

submitted by hegrenes@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg PA program is seeking biological females who are interested in being a gynecological (GYN) simulated (SIM) patient for our Physician Assistant students. This position is a time block of 4-5 hours during our spring semester. Reimbursement is per pelvic exam at a rate of $65 per exam, with an average of 6-8 exams per session.
For a full job description, dates and time, please contact Stacey Hegrenes 612-330-1373 hegrenes@augsburg.edu