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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Lot Plowing This Weekend

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

This weekend, Facilities is planning on doing a significant amount of snow removal from the parking lots. One of the lots of concern is Lot B (behind Urness and Mortensen). To help make the process easier for the workers, Lot B is going to be shut down from Saturday, January 21, at 10 p.m. until Sunday, January 22, at 10 p.m.

This means that any vehicle in Lot B after 10 p.m. on Saturday may be subject to ticketing and/or towing to another lot at the owner’s expense. If you typically park your car in Lot B, you can park your vehicle in either Lot L or Lot D and won’t be ticketed.

If Lot B is finished before 10 p.m., there will be a mass email letting everyone know that the lot is open again.Please continue to monitor your email for any additional information.

Campus Map with Parking Lot Locations

Teaching and Learning

Faculty Scholarship Grant Applications Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are requesting applications for Scholarship Grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship. Recipients of the Scholarship Grant can receive up to a maximum of $4000 to support their scholarly endeavors between June 1, 2023 – May 15, 2024.

Scholarship Grant applications are due by midnight on Friday, February 24, 2023!

To read the full Request for Proposals and access the application form, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website under “Scholarship Grants” (see link below). As always, please feel free to contact CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) any questions that are not answered on that page!

Annual Awards page of the CTL Website

CTL/CWC Zoom Session: Supporting and Responding to Students in Distress

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Our students are struggling with increasingly complex needs and demands, many of which can create barriers and challenges to academic success. Further, because faculty see their students regularly, they are often the first to notice that a student is struggling. This session will focus on helping faculty to identify students in distress by increasing awareness of signs of struggle. We will then share strategies and resources for supporting students when you notice they are struggling.

Please join Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 3:30-4:40pm on Zoom (link below). This session will be recorded and posted on the CTL Home Page.

Zoom Meeting Link

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.

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 2023 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.

*You DO NOT need to be a US citizen*

Eligibility:
• 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

Tenured Faculty Members Needed to Serve as New Faculty Mentors

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg is launching a new Faculty Mentoring program for new (and new-ish) faculty members, and we’re looking for tenured faculty who are knowledgeable about how Augsburg “works” to provide mentoring! We’re looking for at least 11 mentors to “match” with our mentees – mostly first and second year assistant professors.

The basic requirements to be considered as a mentor are (1) you must be a current, tenured member of the Augsburg Faculty and (2) have a general understanding of how the University “works” beyond your department. If you are interested, please complete the short “Application of Interest” posted below no later than Monday, January 23rd (the form also contains more information). All selected members are required to attend Mentor Orientation on the afternoon of Thursday, January 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director at 612-330-1071 or bankers@augsburg.edu.

Application of Interest

General Announcements

2022 W-2 Will be Mailed by January 31

submitted by freder@augsburg.edu

All Staff and Faculty: the 2022 W-2s will go out in the mail by January 31st, 2023. Current employees can also access the W-2 on January 31st via Agresso Web.

Please verify your address on your payslip, and update accordingly on the HR website via the address change form(do not email your address update to HR).

Allow 7-10 business days for your W-2 to be received in the mail before requesting a replacement copy.

Electronic access through Inside Augsburg:
Current Student Employees: Inside Augsburg > Records and Registration > Student Employment Pay Record.
Current Faculty/Staff Employees: Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Agresso Web.

Instructions on how to access your Payslips and W-2

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.

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

submitted by slater@augsburg.edu

Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Friday 1/20 to be processed for the Friday, 1/27 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms.

Supervisors: Please approve timesheets by Friday.

If you have any questions, email payroll@augsburg.edu.
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Make a Difference for Middle Schoolers: be a Volunteer 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.

Remote Volunteer Opportunity for the MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to more than 1,200 Twin Cities students. We’re seeking remote volunteers for the 2023 Spring Semester!

Because many of the students we work with are English language learners, one of the most powerful tools we have to help rookie debaters learn is auditory supplements to our written packets. With these recordings, students at all skill levels will be able to follow along with the text as they read, learn evidence while doing other tasks like doing chores or riding the bus, and rapidly improve their literacy and information retention.

How You Can Help

We are seeking volunteers to record our evidence packets at a conversational pace (120 words per minute). Help us record evidence for the following programs:

• Middle School Policy Debate: Record nonfiction evidence about the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) written in English. Recordings needed by January 27th.

• Spanish Debate League: Record nonfiction evidence about Puerto Rico statehood written in Spanish. Spanish fluency is required. Recordings needed by February 17th.

• East African Debate: Record nonfiction evidence about a topic central to the East African Debate community in the Twin Cities (TBD), written in English. Recordings needed by March 1st.

• Financial Literacy Leadership Debates: Record nonfiction evidence regarding the advantages and disadvantages of banking at a large national institution versus a small, local credit union. Recordings needed by April 1st.

Volunteers need to be able to speak slowly, clearly, and with energy. No special recording equipment is required, although we do ask that you record in a quiet space with minimal distractions. We can edit your audio for you.

Interested? Please contact Rebecca at froehlic@augsburg.edu to let us know, and/or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/j3KeHjxUjpsuvmic6

Scholarship Presentation by CRES Candidate

submitted by aoki@augsburg.edu

The Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies will be hosting Dr. Jajuan Johnson, a candidate for our Black Studies position. Members of the Augsburg community are invited to hear Dr. Johnson give a presentation of his scholarship this Thursday.

WHEN: 2:00-3:00 PM, Thursday, January 19
WHERE: Oren Gateway Center, Room 100

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!

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!

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

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

01/12/2023: 3rd Shift Custodian
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999878009146-3rd-shift-custodian
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

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Event Announcements

Christina Erickson, Professor of Social Work, Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel on January 24

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us on Tuesday January 24th from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Dr. Christina Erickson, Professor of Social Work, will share her story of how her vocation has evolved. Come and learn more about Christina, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Young Adult Coalition 2023 Organizing Launch for Climate Justice

submitted by combell@augsburg.edu

This Thursday, January 19th from 6-8:30pm at Augsburg University, Riverside room, is the Young Adult Coalition 2023 Organizing Launch for climate justice. Young people turned out in huge numbers in the last election because we know what’s at stake.

From the coalition: Now it’s time to make sure our elected officials deliver on the issues that matter most to us: climate action, healthcare for all, and a democracy where we have the power instead of corporations. This Thursday we will learn the political opportunities and launch both legislative and local organizing campaigns. Students can sign up here: https://secure.everyaction.com/G7WYXUvITEeAyDnmvA2kMQ2

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Work With the MN Urban Debate League: Now Hiring Two 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/

Now Hiring: MN Urban Debate League Event Photographer

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is looking for a new event photographer for the Spring 2023 semester. The photographer needs to provide their own equipment, be able to travel throughout the Twin Cities Metro, and have some weeknight availability for our middle school, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, and Financial Literacy Leadership Debates. Videography experience is a bonus. We will negotiate with the photographer based on their expected rate of pay. To have an idea of the type of photography we are looking for, please check out MNUDL’s social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MNUDL/photos

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnurbandebate/

Interested? Please contact Rebecca at froehlic@augsburg.edu with a link to your digital portfolio, your availability, and your expected pay range.