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Deadline Friday – Interfaith Scholars

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

Deadline Friday – Christensen Scholars

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

Spanish Classes in Mexico This Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skills? Take a class with Augsburg in Mexico this summer and complete Augsburg Experience, too!

Classes are available at all levels, at various times, and specialized courses for pre-med or ministry are available.

***** Apply by April 1 *****

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN MEXICO
– various dates throughout summer
– 4-12 credits
– SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
– independent study or internship also possible

MEDICAL SPANISH & CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP in MEXICO
– June 8 – July 31
– 8 credits
– SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
– INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY in MEXICO
– June 8 – July 24
– 8 credits
– SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
– SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
– Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, get in touch:

Visit the link, below

Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Stop by our office: Science Hall 110

Get more information about summer in Mexico

Full-Time Faculty: Get Your Pedagogy on in May

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

CTL is pleased to again offer our two annual, pedagogy-focused workshops this May! Both of these workshops require a short application and are limited to 8 participants each. Participation in each workshop also comes with a small stipend to support summer work focused on incorporating an aspect of the concepts into one of their courses.

The Integrated Course Design (ICD) Workshop is a 4-day (9am-noon each day) workshop offered to encourage faculty to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based engaging course design to create significant learning experiences for their students. It will take place May 17-18 and May 24-25, 2023 on campus.

The Anti-Racist Pedagogy (ARP) Workshop is a 2-day (9am-noon each day) workshop designed to build on Augsburg faculty’s critical self-reflection of their own social position (e.g via the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and anti-racist training) by providing evidence-based, anti-racist methods for designing and teaching courses in any discipline. It will take place May 4-5, 2023 on campus.

To find out more information about each of these workshops and to apply, please see the CTL Annual Grants & Awards Webpage (link below). Applications for both Workshops are due March 3rd by midnight. If you have any questions or problems accessing the applications, please contact CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu).

CTL Annual Grants & Awards Webpage

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

Fulbright Scholarship Info Session

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO is hosting an online Fulbright info session on Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 to 6:00 PM via Zoom.

– Hear from Fulbright staff about fully funded opportunities for U.S. citizens to travel and pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English.
– Learn about the types of Fulbright awards, application components and tips, and get your questions answered.
– Join a special Augsburg breakout session with Dixie Shafer, our campus Fulbright Program Advisor, to learn more about the application process.

For more information about the program check out the Fulbright website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

If you have any questions or can’t attend the session, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu

Click Here to Register

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

URGO Prehealth Workshop TONIGHT

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

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

Interview Like a Ninja:
This interactive workshop will help you learn what to expect and how to prepare for in-person and virtual interviews. Multiple Mini (MMI) interviews and traditional interview formats will be reviewed. If you are looking for tips, strategies, and resources to help prepare and improve your interviewing skills, this is the workshop!

Wednesday, Feb. 11 @ 6:30-7:30pm

Next Workshop:
-Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop

Email urgo@augsburg.edu with any questions

RSVP Here

Lunch and Learn: Presentation and Speaking Skills on Assessment Day, Tuesday, February 21

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Faculty & Staff are invited to an Assessment Day Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:30am – 12:30pm in the Augsburg Room, Christensen Center.

Don’t spend your assessment day sitting alone eating stale leftovers in your cold, isolated office space!

Enjoy a free lunch and a chat with colleagues while we discuss how to build early and advanced student presentation skills with Communications, Film and New Media Studies department member Kristen Chamberlain, and take a look at recent data on students’ oral communication skills with recent data from the assessment committee. Let’s fill this assessment day with laughter and love (for free lunches).

Click to RSVP for the Lunch and Learn

Visit the Writing Center

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

Welcome back! The Writing Center is open for the Spring Semester!
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.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

General Announcements

Summer Course in South Korea – 2 Weeks in July

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in the ways people and culture are impacted by music, culture, and community? This summer course might be for you!

The two-week Music Therapy in South Korea summer course is open to students in Music Therapy, Music, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Biopsychology, Education, and students in related fields who have a strong interest in the intersections of music, health, and culture.

Applications for this program are due April 1.

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

This program completes the Augsburg Experience for all participants.

MUS 374 is the course option for non-Music Therapy majors, and would be a general elective credit.

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

Learn more and apply

Take Augsburg’s 2023 Transportation Survey – Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card

submitted by bordons@augsburg.edu

Environmental Stewardship is conducting Augsburg’s 2023 Transportation Survey for all students, staff, and faculty.

Tell us about your commute to campus and your experience with Augsburg’s transportation programs and benefits! We will use your input from this survey for climate data reporting and to inform transportation policy and programming. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase support for commuters, especially Auggies interested in increasing the amount of trips they take via environmentally friendly modes of transportation. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this survey enters you into a drawing for a $50 gift card to a local business! 4 winners will be selected.

This online survey is available from Feb 13th – Feb 27th.

Thank you for your participation!

Questions? Email: environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s 2023 Transportation 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!

New Staff Positions This Week (4)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

02/10/2023: Maintenance Technician
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999885518346-maintenance-technician
02/10/2023: Assistant Groundskeeper
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999885455138-assistant-groundskeeper
02/09/2023: Public Safety Officer
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999885045673-public-safety-officer
02/08/2023: Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999884649043-director-of-alumni-relations-annual-giving

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Apply to be a Sabo Scholar by March 5

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

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.

Apply for Sabo Scholars

Apply now for the Phillips Scholarship

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

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 sabocenter@augsburg.edu. Augsburg students have been very successful in securing this scholarship and we’re here to help you.

Phillips Scholars Program

Alumni-Student Networking Event TOMORROW, 6:30 p.m.

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

Augsburg alumni are committed to helping current students succeed. The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, the Alumni Board, and Institutional Advancement staff are hosting a networking event to bring together Augsburg alumni and current students. This event will feature a panel of innovative professionals and time for informal networking.

Alumni-Student Networking Event
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel

Alumni-Student Event info and registration

Employers on Campus TODAY Hiring

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you are looking for a job stop by the Christensen Center lobby on Wednesday, Feb.15th between 10:30am-12:30pm to learn more about the following employers:

*Soccer Shots: is an engaging children’s program with a strong focus on character development. Their caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication. Their coaching positions require no prior soccer experience and they offer paid training, flexible hours, and opportunities for growth. Below you will find more details in the attached link- https://soccershots-minneapolis.careerplug.com

*Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake: formerly Learning Works, is part of the national Breakthrough Collaborative that comprises 24 sites across the U.S. and one in Hong Kong. Its overall mission is to launch high potential middle school students on the path to college, while also inspiring talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Learn more – https://www.blakeschool.org/breakthrough-minneapolis

*Minneapolis Police Department -Seeking to fill full-time police officer positions.

Class of 2023 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 anonymous 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

Approved Tuition Rates for 2023–24 Academic Year

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Approved tuition rates are now available for the 2023–24 academic year.

Students, as part of your financial planning for the next academic year, please review the approved tuition rates for your program of study. We also encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. Contact Student Financial Services at 612-330-1046 or studentfinances@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Review 2023-24 undergraduate day, adult undergraduate, and graduate tuition and fees

Event Announcements

TODAY Chips and Chat – Learn About Study Abroad From Other Auggies

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

TODAY!

CHIPS & CHAT
11:00 am to 1pm
Marshall Room, in Christensen Center

Talk to Auggies who have studied abroad & away! Hear the stories and real-life experiences of other students who have taken courses off campus.

If you are interested in study abroad, or already have an application in progress, this is a great chance to get inspired to make it happen!

Snacks provided – come when you can, leave when you need to!

Questions? Contact us: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out Study Abroad & Away Programs here

Faculty and Staff Forum Conference Registration Now Open

submitted by humerick@augsburg.edu

In our nearly four years with Augsburg as our home, many faculty and staff members have participated in our podcasts and webinars. Now you have the chance to experience us for what we are known for around the world…our annual conference!

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 35th annual conference will take place at the Minneapolis Hilton and Orchestra Hall, March 27-29, 2023. Come join more than 900 others who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion (including 50+ Augsburg students) and to hear presentations by our President, Paul Pribbenow, and our VP of Operations, Rebecca John. They are among the more than 175 presenters at this year’s event.

Augsburg faculty and staff enjoy a 70% discount off regular registration rates. https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2023-conference-rates/

For more information, visit our website or stop by our offices in 137 Science. https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2023-conference/

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2023-conference/

Pizza and Prizes for First Year and Senior Students Tuesday, February 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!

Learn About the Forum on Workplace Inclusion and Enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

submitted by humerick@augsburg.edu

What is the Forum on Workplace Inclusion?

The forum provides a variety of workshops and experiences that explore equity in the workplace. This year’s theme of combining forces, emphasizes our collective power for change. Students will get the opportunity to experience a professional conference and choose from a variety of sessions that fit their interests and passions. Learn more about the workshops and speakers here.

When/Where is it?

The event will be at the Hilton Minneapolis on Monday March 27th with relevant programming occurring from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. Campus Life will provide free transportation from campus to the event and back for registered students. Registration is first come first serve.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the google interest form here. There will be an info session on February 21st during chapel time 11:30am – 12pm in the Student Lounge with a free Ice Cream Sundae Bar! Enjoy while supplies last and learn more about the event.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Augsburg Students Wins PPIA

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO is pleased to announce that Maya Merrit ’23 has been selected for the competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute for 2023. She will attend the institute held this summer at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she will participate in challenging policy coursework, leadership development training and graduate school preparation over seven weeks.

Maya is majoring in Urban Studies and Environmental Studies and has been involved on campus as an officer of the Environmental Action Committee, and works with Campus Kitchen and Augsburg Community Garden. She has served the off campus community, and worked with Hennepin County Government Public Works as a transportation data collection intern.

Congratulations to Maya!

Classifieds

Girl Scout Cookies – Available Friday

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

Girl Scout Cookies will be available starting February 17th! My daughter Eleanor asked me to share her cookie link so you can get some. You can preorder for pickup Friday, order to have them directly shipped to you, or use the link throughout the Cookie Sale to refill/stock-up.

Eleanor will also be on campus selling cookies Monday February 20th (Christensen Center 11am – 1pm) and Friday March 10th (Christensen Center 11am-1pm). Cookies are $5 a box. Cash or card accepted through the app and link.

To order now, use the link below. For campus pick-up, you can select “Girl Delivery”. Please use your Augsburg email so we can follow-up.

Order Girl Scout Cookies