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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 5-7pm and Monday- Thursday 2-7pm
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/

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

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 Scholar Application

Register for Interfaith Workshops

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to register for the Interfaith Institute’s online workshops.

Executive Director, Najeeba Syeed, will be leading two free courses this spring:

Interfaith Just Peacemaking
and
Interfaith Curriculum Building

You can learn more about each course and register on Interfaith at Augsburg’s website.

These workshops are open to the public so feel free to pass along the invitation to friends and colleagues!

Workshop Registration

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 $1,400 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.

URGO On-Campus Research

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2022 trip will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Applications due February 7, 2023 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

Eligibility:
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

General Announcements

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

Important Student Surveys

submitted by stockare@augsburg.edu

Hello all!

I just want to share these surveys with you all in hopes you have a chance to do them. Over the course of winter break. Please and thank you.

Advisory Grades Survey: https://forms.gle/eW69Kxd8n1UUtxVk6

Bike Share Program Survey: https://forms.gle/yDe1qiMXZP2kDSJt5

Wellness Course Survey: https://forms.gle/2Z4cZRsBziknsQ4B8

Library Hours Survey: https://forms.gle/94BXkzugruSb5X1W8

Please fill these out when you are able to do so.

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!

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

Volunteer as a Middle School Debate Judge

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Volunteer as a Middle School Debate Judge!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University provides academic competitive debate to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We’re seeking volunteers for the spring season!

Middle school debate judging shifts are now open! No experience? No problem. We will train you. You just need to be able to pass a background check. Debate judges listen to students, provide feedback for them, and choose the winner. In the process, you’ll help students improve their public speaking, argumentation, and academic skills.

Please note that the timing for each shift is 3:30-7:00 PM CST and they are scheduled to be held in person in the Twin Cities Metro (location TBD).

Middle School Debate Shifts

January:
• Tuesday – 1/24/23

February:

• Wednesday 2/1/23
• Thursday 2/2/23
• Tuesday 2/7/2023
• Tuesday 2/14/23
• Wednesday 2/15/23
• Thursday 2/23/23
• Tuesday 2/28/23

March:
• Tuesday 3/7/23
• Wednesday 3/8/23
• Thursday 3/9/23
• Tuesday 3/14/23
• Thursday 3/23/23

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

Plus, stay tuned for our Spanish Debate League & East African Debate opportunities.

New Staff Positions This Week (4)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

01/11/2023: Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999877630879-director-of-alumni-relations-annual-giving
01/11/2023: Director of Residence Life
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999868871951-director-of-residence-life
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

Search Augsburg Job Postings

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

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”

2023 Student Leadership Institute

submitted by mohame91@augsburg.edu

The Student Leadership Institute is on Saturday, January 21st in Hagsfor Center from 9AM to 2:30PM. This event offers students the opportunity to learn about and reflect on various topics of leadership through multiple workshops. This year’s institute theme is: Fusing Power and People: Re-imagining the world we want to see through leadership that empowers the people. This is open to all students on campus who are interested and will be a great opportunity for student leaders. Please make sure to RSVP.

Fusing Power and People – 2023 Student Leadership Institute

Keeping Track of Auggies

Emilie Lenz to Join CGEE as Off-Campus Study Program Associate

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

Emilie Lenz, currently Sr. Financial Aid counselor at Augsburg University, will join CGEE as the Off-campus study program associate. Emilie has served at the financial aid department liaison to CGEE since she began her work at Augsburg. Starting on January 23 her work in CGEE will focus on advising Augsburg students who are planning semester or affiliate summer programs.

Emilie graduated from Luther College in Decorah Iowa with her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies, while studying at Luther she studied abroad for a semester in Madrid, Spain. After Luther while deciding what to do with her life, she went back to Spain and taught English to middle schoolers for a few years before coming back to the United States to pursue her master’s degree at Concordia University Saint Paul in Leadership and Management. While obtaining her master’s degree, she worked in the student engagement office with a primary focus on study abroad and advised many students on both short and long-term programs! Emilie believes in helping students discover their best and truest selves while learning about the world in the best way possible, studying abroad and away!

We are so excited to have Emilie join the CGEE team.

Classifieds

The MN Urban Debate League is Hiring Two New Student Workers

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a nonprofit program of Augsburg University, provides academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. We are hiring two student workers spring semester! Apply to these positions:

• UDL Communication Assistant: Strong writers wanted! Practice the skills needed to do strategic communication in a nonprofit context, building your communication portfolio and helping the MNUDL advance its mission: https://smrtr.io/cHMSv

• UDL Video Assistant: Do you love creating videos? Build your skills and portfolio and help us create engaging video content for recruiting students, advancing our mission, and thanking donors: https://smrtr.io/cHNPM

These opportunities are only available to students who qualify for Work Study.

Our spring semester season includes engaging and fun programs like middle school policy debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and MDAW Summer Speech & Debate Camp. Help us capture the magic and build your professional skills! Apply now!

Learn more about our work here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/