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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Building Access Pilot Feedback

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

For the Fall 2022 semester building access across campus was changed from having public access during typical business hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) to being on fob access only, which restricted public access to the majority of Augsburg facilities. This was a pilot program to see if limiting public access to Augsburg facilities affected the number of incidents reported on campus as well as the general feeling of safety on the Augsburg campus for our community. As we enter the second month of the Spring semester, the Department of Public Safety, along with the President’s Leadership Team and the Augsburg Space Committee will be reviewing data and community feedback to determine if it is in the best interest of Augsburg and our community to continue fob only access, revert to having public hours, or a mix of the two.

To that end, we are asking for more community feedback to include in our discussion. We would appreciate any feedback from all students, staff and faculty. What we are most interested in is how fob only access during the fall 2022 semester affected your academic studies/department work, has it had an impact on your view of safety/security on campus, and if it has created any hardships or issues for you and/or your guests. That being said, any and all feedback is welcome.

Please email any feedback directly to publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Thank you, and stay safe!

Teaching and Learning

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum – Application Due Tuesday

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

Generous Scholarship for Rising Juniors Interested in Public Service

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service includes:
– Up to $50,000 in financial aid: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.
– Summer Voyage: Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and Airbnb credit to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
– Fall Summit: Each fall, students will be invited to a summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
– Network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders.
– 10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 Airbnb travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

Eligibility:
– Have four (4) semesters left as of Spring 2023
– Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
– Demonstrate financial need
– Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
– Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
– Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident, or DACA

If you have any questions about applying, please email urgo@augsburg.edu. Applications are due March 22nd at 3PM CT.

Voyager Scholarship

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

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

Peace Scholars Program – Summer 2023: Application Deadline February 15

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

The Peace Scholars Program is up and running again (after a hiatus during the pandemic), and Augsburg will be selecting TWO amazing students who would participate in a 6-week program in Norway this summer (https://peacescholars.wordpress.com/).

The selected Peace Scholars would receive full tuition and room and board during their 6-week programming, studying peace related initiatives alongside other students from around the world. You will also engage in courses taught at the Oslo International Summer School (University of Oslo, Blindern).

You will need to be a sophomore or a junior to apply, and have a strong academic record.

Are YOU that Auggie? Applications are due no later than FEB 15, 2023 at 12 pm.

Circle back to me, should you have additional questions!

APPLY NOW

Looking for a Great Summer Job? URGO Summer Research Phase 1 Applications Due February 9

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

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

URGO Prehealth Workshop Every Wednesday in February

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Augsburg URGO is partnering with Gustavus Adolphus College to provide a virtual workshop series for prehealth students.

Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Personal Statement Virtual Workshop

Planning to apply for a health profession program? Not sure how to get started with your personal statement? This workshop will help you to brainstorming and give you some tips on how to make your statement standout. Do’s and Don’ts will be covered and example statements will be shared and discussed.

Future Workshops:
-Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Interview Like a Ninja Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop

Email urgo@augsburg.edu with any questions

RSVP Here

General Announcements

Seeking Women and Gender Expansive Post With Money Sense: Judge Financial Literacy Leadership Debates

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Support Girls & Gender Expansive Youth In Financial Literacy Leadership Debates

Are you a woman or gender expansive person employed or studying in the field of finance? 

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, serves middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We are looking for leaders to join us as volunteer debate judges for our Financial Literacy Leadership Debates program.

In this program, girls and gender expansive youth learn about core financial literacy subjects through the fun, engaging, and competitive vehicle of debate. The topic this year involves the advantages and disadvantages of banking at a large national bank versus a local credit union.

No debate experience is needed – we will train you. Attend our luncheon at Augsburg University in late spring and share your story! Please sign up here for more information (dates TBA):

https://forms.gle/mGaDbPiYZ35ueAcR6

Sign Up for More Information

Deadline Extended, Get Your Art Published: Literary and Arts Submission for Thó Wiŋ Magazine

submitted by jensen11@augsburg.edu

Hello,
Thó Wiŋ Magazine and I am so excited to tell you that SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! But they close Feb. 11th.
Are you an artist or writer who wants to have your work published? Well, here’s your last chance to submit your art and/or writing to be published in our magazine.
Thó Wiŋ Magazine is curating our annual literary and arts publication. This opportunity is open to anyone and everyone at Augsburg: students, faculty, staff, and anyone else in the Augsburg community so tell your friends to submit something too. We accept art of all kinds and skill levels: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting/playwriting, other prose, visual arts including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, multi-media, photographs of sculptures or ceramics. We can even 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 people. If you create art in another language, submit that too (but maybe include a translation with it to make it more accessible to us English 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 have been extended and will close FEBRUARY 11th.
Visit https://twmagazine.submittable.com/submit
Hit me up if you have any questions, jensen11@augsburg.edu or TWMagazine@augsburg.edu
Jack Jensen 🙂

Click here to submit your pieces

Women in STEM (WIS) Meeting

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

Hello STEM Students and Faculty,

We invite you to join Women in STEM (WIS) for an introductory meeting this Friday, Feb. 3rd, at 310pm in the Food Lab (Hagfors 108). This is an opportunity to get to know each other a little better and to provide input for a future alumni panel. Snacks will be provided!

About WIS: WIS at Augsburg is open to all people who support women and other minority groups within STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). Although women are graduating with science degrees in increasing numbers, their count diminishes by the time they reach the workforce and representation is even less at more senior levels. Some of the identified reasons for the prominent disparity in the STEM workforce include a variety of obstacles that women face at different stages of their lives and careers. Fixing some of these “broken rungs” in the “ladder to success” can contribute toward achieving gender parity. Augsburg’s WIS group is made of students and faculty with this goal to create community support regarding disparities in the STEM field. It supports and organizes activities that bridge professional, personal, and cultural enrichment such as hosting networking and career development events where students can find mentors, listening to “success” stories, and meeting with professionals. Learning about existing disparities and practices to tackle in STEM can help students talk about and address various successes and challenges in their educational endeavors and in future workplaces.

For more info or to ask any questions, please contact Dr. Moumita Dasgupta (dasgupta@augsburg.edu) or Branwen Jorenby (jorenbyb@augsburg.edu).

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

New Staff Positions This Week (4)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

01/26/2023: Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999881322163-assistant-director-of-transfer-admissions
01/25/2023: Campus Locksmith
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999881032813-campus-locksmith
01/25/2023: Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Coordinator – Temporary
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999881032683-augsburg-youth-theology-institute-ayti-coordinator-temporary
01/25/2023: Assistant Groundskeeper
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999881002443-assistant-groundskeeper

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Arthur’s Senior Care – Tabling Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center on Thursday and Friday, February 2nd and 3rd to learn about internship and job opportunities. 10:30am-12:30pm

Arthur’s Senior Care – provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in beautiful private home settings in Roseville and Shoreview, Minnesota. Arthur’s is staffed by ACR Homes, a sister company which provides residential support services for adults with disabilities. Together, Arthur’s and ACR support over 200 individuals in 50+ locations across the Twin Cities. We are proud to say that ACR’s employees voted it the #1 workplace in Minnesota in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces survey in 2 of the last 4 years.
https://arthursresidentialcare.com/careers/

Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center to learn more

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 2/03 to be processed for the Friday, 2/10 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

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.

Class of 2023 Student Survey for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion

submitted by haley@augsburg.edu

When you look forward to leaving college and entering the workforce, what’s on your mind? Fill out this two-question Google Form survey to let us know what you think about life after graduation: https://forms.gle/yRqRarin6HfixYp48

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity conference, and we’ll share the perspectives of Augsburg’s upcoming graduates (class of 2023) with the more than 1,400 professionals from a variety of industries who attend each year.

Fill out the Class of 2023 survey

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!

Minnesota History Day is looking for Volunteer Judges

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Minnesota History Day is looking for volunteer judges!

There are multiple opportunities available for judges–virtual and in-person–for the Spring 2023 MN History Day. As a judge, you work as a team with 2-3 other judges to review projects and select the strongest to advance to the next level of the competition. It’s a great way to connect with High School students in Minnesota, meet other educators, and really just pretty dang fun (and there are good snacks).

You can learn more and register at: https://www.mnhs.org/historyday/contests-and-judging/judges.

If you’re curious about what it’s like, email gilmerje@augsburg.edu.

Event Announcements

The Cedar and TAMU Events Present: Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party II – Winter Edition

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Cedar and TAMU Events Present: MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY II – Winter Edition
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Doors: 7:00 PM
Event Start: 8:00 PM
Event End: 11:00 PM
All Ages, Standing

$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show – AUGGIES GET $10 OFF TICKET PRICE WITH THE CODE: TAMUSTUDENTS

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, visit the Cedar’s website and go their “Access” page.
General Admission tickets are available online.

ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Cedar & Tamu Events Presents MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY II! The 2023 WINTER EDITION of the best afrobeats dance party in the city – featuring the contemporary African sound taking over the world. This edition features: local DJs, SALIF KEITA of KFAI FM and KING SWANK + performances by OBI ORIGINAL and our beloved host, FANAKA NATION. For more info visit: https://www.thecedar.org/listing-2/2023/2/25/minneapolis-afrobeats-dance-party-ii-winter-edition

DJ SETS:
DJ SALIF KEITA – https://www.instagram.com/salif_muzik/
DJ KING SWANK – https://www.instagram.com/king_swvnk_/
PERFORMANCES:
OBI ORIGINAL – https://www.instagram.com/obi_original/
FANAKA NATION – https://ampl.ink/jjw4w

General Admission tickets are available online.

Hearing, Helping, Healing Our Neighbors With Mental Health Challenges

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Ministry invites you to the Fosdick Lecture on Preaching in Hoversten Chapel on March 7th at 10:00 am. This year’s topic is “Hearing. Helping. Healing our Neighbors with Mental Health Challenges: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Religious Communities.” Mindy Greiling and Senator John Marty will share their personal and legislative experience in addressing mental health concerns. One in three people have a family member struggling with mental health, yet we as churches, as a community, as a society have much to improve on how we relate to them.

Schedule
9:30 am Check in and coffee
10:00 – 11:00 am Welcome by Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow
Lecture with Sen. John Marty and Mindy Greiling
11:00 – 11:20 am Q&A session
11:20 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 – 11:50 am Augsburg Daily Chapel – Pastor Aaron Fuller preaching

Registration:

Please register for the Fosdick Lecture.
https://forms.gle/suX7hMpUCKhp9PRZ8

Online option:

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fQqn32voRRSCTF0SY7t1tA

Mindy Greiling served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 20 years where she initiated the first state bipartisan mental health caucus after her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She served on the state and national NAMI boards and is the immediate past president of NAMI Ramsey County.

Senator John Marty has been a state senator since 1987. He is a strong advocate for government ethics, environmental protection, and affordable health care for everyone. Throughout his career, John has been a strong advocate for public investments in people — in health, education and employment – to enable all people to reach their full potential.

Pastor Aaron Fuller serves as the Pastor at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN and as a Navy Reserve Chaplain.

More information

Thrive Program First Meet and Greet

submitted by madrids@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Thrive Program formerly known as EAST (East African Students to Teachers) is for BIPOC students at Augsburg University pursuing a degree in K-12 education. Thrive will host its first Meet & Greet on Friday, February 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Hagfors Center. Dinner will be provided, please confirm so we can plan accordingly

THRIVE Program Website

TODAY: Crip Camp Film Screening and Discussion

submitted by laipa@augsburg.edu

Join CLASS and Lindell Library for a free film screening and discussion of Crip Camp. Crip Camp details a significant snapshot in the Disability Civil Rights Movement. Through the lives of activists in the 1970s, we learn about commitment to equal access and unwavering activism.

Date and time: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 3 pm to 6 pm

Location: Lindell Library, Room 301

Snacks will be provided!

Questions? Email Paul at laipa@augsburg.edu

Note: Faculty/Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing. See you there!

Auggie Life Event Listing

Summer Camp Fair – February 8

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a summer job working with youth? Looking to gain leadership skills and a job where you can grow in your faith? If yes, stop by the summer camp fair on Wednesday, February 8th from 10:00am-12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

The fair is free and open to all students. Camp representatives from Christian camps are looking to hire students to work with youth. Jobs vary from camp counselors, activity instructors, kitchen help, etc. Housing and food are included, as well as, as a stipend. If interested, many representatives will interview you at the fair.

A few reasons why you should work at a camp:

*Camp will build teamwork skills like no other
*You learn how to be a role model
*The kids will inspire you as much as you inspire them, if not more.
*It’s a fun yet challenging summer gig
*You will make life-long friends
*New Experiences
*Grow in faith

Questions? careers@augsburg.edu

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Services, Campus Ministry and Christensen Center for Vocation

TODAY – Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world. We have a spectacular giant corpse flower and many orchids in full bloom, so come check them out.

The next First Thursday is today, February 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

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TODAY- Staff Senate/CWC Wellness for Staff Event

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Come join your friends and colleagues for a Wellness event on Thursday, February 2 from 1:00-2:30pm in the Marshall room (located in Christensen Center).

We all know that spring semester can be a very busy and stressful time so Staff Senate invites you for a little break in the day. We have paired up with the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) to offer you a brief Wellness presentation shared by Ellie Olson, Director of the CWC from 1:15-2:00pm. Come early or hang around after to visit with colleagues, enjoy some treats, and even play a board game!

Light snacks and drinks will be provided courtesy of Staff Senate, as well as a selection of games!

Hope to see you there!

Pizza and Prizes for Writing Activity – Feburary 21

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

First-year and senior students, check your Augsburg email for a special opportunity for a free pizza lunch and a chance to win one of two $100 Target gift cards, or one of ten $10 Target Gift Cards!

On Tuesday, February 21st from 11am – 1pm you’ll be invited to attend a short writing activity in Hagfors center. Check your email now for a chance to register and win!

Save the Date – Interfaith Spring Symposium (March 2)

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars!

On March 2nd, 2023, Augsburg will host its first annual Interfaith Spring Symposium.

Topic: Interfaith Leadership and Healing in Times of Crisis
Keynote: Najeeba Syeed (El-hibri Chair and Executive Director of the Interfaith Institute)
Date: March 2nd, 11:00am CT
Location: Hoverston Chapel and livestream

This event is an invitation to build community, foster collaboration, and create a more caring world through learning about religious/spiritual/worldview diversity, participating in enriching dialogue, and networking with exceptional interfaith leaders. By providing this opportunity to come together in fellowship and learn about each other’s worldviews and traditions, Augsburg aims to enable communities to dull sources of fear, open threads of conversation and build a relational ethic of care.

Day at the Capitol 2023 | March 1

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

DAY AT THE CAPITOL 2023

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2023 where you can advocate for increased funding for education. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that are important to you.

What happens at Day at the Capitol?
You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate.

The group from Augsburg will take the light rail to and from the Capitol together. There will also be an optional pizza night on Tuesday, February 28 to meet other advocates from Augsburg and get ready for your day of civic engagement.

Register by visiting the Minnesota Private College Council website: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/news-events/events/day-capitol

Have questions or need help? Stop by the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Democracy in the basement of Anderson Hall.

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Paid Opportunity for Fluent Spanish Speakers: Judge the Spanish Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking fluent Spanish speakers to serve as debate judges for our upcoming Spanish Debate League tournaments. These tournaments help middle and high school students build their Spanish fluency as well as public speaking skills, self confidence, and critical thinking. The topic this year involves Puerto Rico becoming a US State.

We will pay judges $55 per tournament. No debate experience is required, but Spanish fluency is. All judges will receive training. Judges are asked to listen to students speak, choose a winner, and provide written and verbal feedback at the end of the round.

Tournaments will take place in person, at locations in the Twin Cities Metro, on Thursday evenings throughout late March, April, and May:

High School Tournaments:

• March 30
• April 20
• May 4

Middle School Tournaments:

• April 13
• April 27
• May 11

The tournaments will start at 4 and end at 7. The tournaments will involve two rounds at a time. Here is a rough tournament schedule:

4:00 Arrival / Judge Training
4:30 Round 1
5:30 Round 2
6:45 Awards
7:00 End of Tournament

Volunteer shifts will be uploaded to the MNUDL website shortly: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

In the meantime, please fill out the following form to be put on the Spanish volunteer outreach list: https://forms.gle/smG5LomW9pMjCa1WA

Fill Out The Spanish Debate Interest Form

Defend Glendale and Public Housing Coalition Seeks a Graphic Designer

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition seeks a Graphic Designer

This position can be filled by UMN undergraduate students, non-University community members, or students affiliated with non-UMN institutions.

Schedule: February 7 to April 7, 2023
15–20 hours per week
Flexible schedule with meetings three times a week
Hybrid; in-person and remote work

Reports to: Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition Campaign Organizer Ladan Yusuf

Summary:
The goal of this job is to design graphics for an exhibit celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Glendale Townhomes, the oldest public housing development in Minneapolis. The exhibit will examine the legacy of discrimination and divestment in public housing, and celebrate Glendale’s cultural diversity and the community’s determination to maintain it.

Main Responsibilities:
Create graphics for the layout of the exhibit and displays

Support the development of narrative and visual content for the exhibit, including posters, videos, and interactive displays

Assist in creating displays and interactive elements, including a digital walking tour

Prepare final exhibit materials and content, review and coordinate the production of the topics and displays

Required Qualifications:
Experience and comfort working with communities of color in racial justice and/or decolonial initiatives

Experience synthesizing research and collected images into narrative/visual presentations

Experience creating a cohesive branding project from start to finish

Able to work with community feedback to strengthen project

Working knowledge of Adobe CS (InDesign) with access to digital resources required for graphic production

Strong organizational and communication skills (writing and graphic)

Compensation of $3,000 for graphic designs delivered by April 7, 2023. Applicants should email a resume and cover letter explaining their interest and qualifying experience to InternshipsMNT@umn.edu. Position open until filled.

Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition

Sign Up to Judge East African Debate Tournaments (Paid Opportunity)

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

We Need YOUR Help To Judge Upcoming East African Debate Tournaments!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students. We have an upcoming opportunity for folks who want to earn extra money while doing good for the community.

The East African Debate season is coming soon! In this program, middle and high school students from the East African community debate a topic they choose that is central to their identity and life in the Twin Cities.

We are seeking judges to volunteer in person on weeknights in schools across the Twin Cities, paid $55 per tournament. Sign up for more information: https://forms.gle/P5796oqaBcPWdJi7A

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