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The Sabo Scholars are juniors and seniors who have an interest in and a commitment to engagement in the political process, public policy, and/or careers in public service. This application is open to students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The scholarship for 2023/2024 is $3,500 and is renewable for one year. Applications are due by March 5.
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Phillips Scholars create and test innovative ideas that address community problems — running their own summer programming. There’s support along the way, with the students coming together to develop their leadership skills and prepare for their projects. Scholars receive more than $9,000 in scholarships and stipends. Ten students from 15 eligible Minnesota private colleges and universities will be selected each year.
Applications are due February 24, 2023.
You’re eligible if you:
– Are enrolled full-time in the undergraduate program
– Demonstrate financial need
– Are a first-year, sophomore or junior in the spring of 2023
– Aspire to address a significant need within a particular community
– Demonstrate interest in civic engagement
– Can participate in all required program trainings and events
– Can complete a community service project in Minnesota during the summer of 2024
If you plan to apply and would like help with your application, contact Sabo Center staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Augsburg students have been very successful in securing this scholarship and we’re here to help you.
Phillips Scholars Program
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To honor Pan-Afrikan Student voices black identifying students are invited to collaborate and work on a mural. We will create purposeful artwork that embodies student-centered perspectives through visual narratives created by the Pan-Afrikan students. The aim is to connect Pan-Afrikan students by acknowledging their voices, contributions, and existence in the Augsburg University community. Please join Pan-Afrikan Student Services and PASU as we create and connect with one another!
There will be a week of art workshops from February 6th – 10th from 5 pm- 7 pm in Oyate Commons (basement of Christensen Center)
Here are some things that will be covered:
• A history of muralism which will include art making.
• Conversations on Art and activism which will include an art-making workshop
• Learning about and prepping material, tools, and processes workshop
• Strategic planning and mural design workshop
• Student mural creation and art-making workshop(s)
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With the recent closing of the encampment in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, the Afghan Cultural Society, located in a storefront on Cedar Avenue, is seeing more unsheltered individuals stopping in and asking for help. Cold weather gear is especially needed. To help the Afghan Cultural Society respond to this immediate need, Health Commons and the Sabo Center are collecting new or gently used hats, gloves, and coats. Handwarmers are also appreciated. Please place donations in the bin outside of the Nursing Department (first floor of Science Hall).
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Thank you everyone for attending the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. We hope you all had enjoy it and found it impactful. Please fill out our feedback form, your feedback will help us to create more Martin Luther King Jr. Convocations.
For any questions please contact Pan-Afrikan Student Services Director Kezia Burrows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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):
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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!
We know that one of the reasons debate helps students improve their literacy is that students are engaging with all four foundational skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 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:
• 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 email@example.com to let us know, and/or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/j3KeHjxUjpsuvmic6
Sign Up Here to Express Your Interest
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Our Saviour’s Housing provides shelter, comfort, hope, and community for people who are
homeless. They serve over 650 people annually in our Emergency Shelter and Permanent
Supportive Housing programs. Please consider joining as a partner in our work!
Host Bingo for the residents in our Emergency Shelter. We provide the Bingo set; you provide
small prizes such as treats, gift cards, socks, or hygiene items. Bingo is a fun way for our
residents to relax and socialize in the evening.
● This opportunity works for 2-4 people of all ages.
● Bingo can be scheduled almost any evening, usually from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Serve breakfast or dinner for our 21 Emergency Shelter residents. Purchase, prepare, and serve the meal. Both weekday and weekend opportunities are available. This opportunity is best suited for groups of 3-4 people. All meal volunteers must be four
years of age or older.
● Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. and clean-up must be complete by 9:00 a.m.
● Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and clean-up is usually complete by 8:30 p.m.
Make sandwiches or bag lunches for us to hand out as Emergency Shelter residents leave for the day. You can make the sandwiches off-site at any time and drop them off at the shelter. This opportunity works well for groups of all sizes and ages.
Create cleaning kits for us to give as welcome gifts to new Permanent Supportive Housing
residents. Purchase and assemble all of the essentials for these formerly homeless residents to care for their new homes. Kits should include sponges, dish soap, laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaners, paper towels, etc. Please contact us for a complete list.
Our Saviour’s Housing is in south Minneapolis at 2219 Chicago Avenue (55404) and has
ample off-street parking.
To schedule a volunteer opportunity, please contact Wateen Osman, Volunteer
Coordinator, at 612-843-3622 x2 or email@example.com.
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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 email@example.com.
Minnesota History Day
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Dr. John R. Holum, professor emeritus of chemistry, passed away peacefully at age 94 on January 27, 2023.
In his more than 30 years as a faculty member at Augsburg, John embodied the best of Augsburg with his commitment to making chemistry engaging, accessible to all and exciting to learn. He was a prolific writer who published dozens of books and peer-reviewed papers, which inspired not only generations of students who read his chemistry textbooks, but also thousands of researchers and teachers around the world. One of his students – Peter Agre ‘70 – went on to win a Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
In recognition of his exceptional service to the Augsburg community, John was awarded the Spirit of Augsburg Award in 2018.
John came to Augsburg in 1957 with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and began to teach chemistry to nurses and pre-med students. He continued to work at Augsburg until his retirement in 1993, also teaching advanced organic chemistry and environmental chemistry, which students said should be required for all their classmates. He was known to be kind and generous as a professor, and was a man who lived a life of faith and service beyond the classroom.
At this time, his full obituary and information about memorial service are pending. When information is available, it will be published here (https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/twincities/name/john-holum-obituary?id=39506603).
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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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