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Weekly eLearning Update and Upcoming Workshop on Wednesday

submitted by slettens@augsburg.edu

This week’s update focuses on how to report a suspicious email as a phishing scam, some quick tips to improve your web browsing experience, how to leverage dictation to write your emails with your voice, and an upcoming training with LFC Nathan.

1) Reporting phishing emails

What can you do when you receive emails that are designed to trick you into giving up your information or account access, such as an urgent request to verify your password, fill in a Google Doc, or confirm an unfamiliar purchase? Gmail offers an option to report a suspicious email as a “phishing” attempt.

To report an email as phishing, follow these steps: On a computer, go to Gmail, open the message, Next to Reply, click More, and click Report phishing.

2) Leveraging dictation in webmail

If you would like to save time and protect yourself from repetitive stress injuries, consider using dictation in Gmail:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dictation-for-gmail/eggdmhdpffgikgakkfojgiledkekfdce/related?hl=en-US

*UPCOMING TRAININGS*

Efficiency Tips Crash Course with Nathan

Time: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm

Place:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/93801511601?pwd=TWsxTHJNTnhJQ0dwNktFYTJtQ2Jvdz09

Topics: Browser tips; searching tips; Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive/Docs with a surprise Moodle/Google combo bonus tip at the end

NOTE: This will be a fast-paced session designed to give you a brief overview, but we will gladly schedule a follow-up Zoom 1-1 with anyone who wants individualized help to dig deeper into any of the tips and tricks we cover.

For additional support, contact your LFC or Instructional Design Technologist.

Faculty Scholarship Grant Applications Due Friday (February 24)

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) with any questions that are not answered on that page!

Annual Awards page of the CTL Website

Annual Distinguished Contribution Faculty Award Nominations Open Through March 17

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Each year, Augsburg University recognizes up to four faculty members for excellence in one of three categories: teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates for these Distinguished Contribution awards must be nominated by a member of the Augsburg community – faculty, students, staff, or leadership. Thus, we are counting on all of you to ensure we know of the faculty who deserve this recognition!

New this year: the nomination process has been changed to require less up-front time for the nominator with the goal of substantially increasing the numbers of initial nominations.

All full-time faculty who have taught at Augsburg for the last 3 years are eligible to be nominated for all three categories (Teaching, Service, and Scholarship). Adjunct faculty who have taught at Augsburg for the last 3 years are eligible to be nominated for the Teaching category.

More information as well as the full nomination process and all nomination forms can be found at the CTL Annual Awards webpage (linked below). If you have any further questions or have problems accessing this information, please contact CTL at ctl@augsburg.edu.

CTL Annual Awards webpage

Music Therapy in South Korea, Summer Course – Apply by March 1

submitted by hildena@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

Prehealth Workshop – Learn About Prehealth Fields

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Join URGO and Gustavus Adolphus College in a Health Professions workshop!

Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop
Heather Banks, Senior Health Professions Specialist

This workshop is for any student interested in learning more about health professions as a career choice. An overview of careers in the Health Professions will be shared including some of the fastest growing health occupations and which health profession careers are in the top U.S. News 100 Best Jobs. FAQ will be discussed: majors, prerequisite course requirements, academic averages, standardize tests, shadowing hours, and more.

Students can also email urgo@augsburg.edu for more information, or if they have any questions.

RSVP Here!

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 50 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) by March 1 (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

Register for Zyzzogeton: https://forms.gle/FRxGWEE72c6MWUgNA

For questions about registration or the event, please contact crombie@augsburg.edu

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

Register Here

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

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: Register for Augsburg’s Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat (May 2023)

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Full-time faculty: Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat at the Dunrovin Retreat Center. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. There is no cost to you for this retreat — The Center for Teaching and Learning will cover room and board (and WiFi). We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 14th and ends at 3:00 pm on Tuesday May 16th. Space is limited to 18 full-time faculty members; if we receive more than 18 registrations the additional registrants will automatically be placed on a waiting list in order of registration.

To find out more about the Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat and to complete a registration form, click the link below. If you have any other questions, please contact CTL at ctl@augsburg.edu.

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat Information and Registration

Faculty: Apply for Funding for Summer Travel Funds by March 1

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) this summer (June 1 – August 31, 2023), the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is March 1, 2023.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than March 3, 2023. You can find the request form as well as all deadlines and a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding for travel on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions, please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

General Announcements

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!

Today: Final Senate Vote at the Capitol for “Driver’s Licenses For All”

submitted by hernaner@augsburg.edu

Greetings, Augsburg Community! It is with great honor that I invite you to support our students and communities who have been fighting for our immigrant communities to have the right of a driver’s license for more than a decade. It is an issue of human rights and public safety that will allow our immigrant communities to drive without the fear of deportation or being racially profiled.

Join us for the final senate vote on February 21st, where the MN Senate will vote on the Driver’s Licenses for All bill. There will be programming all day, so join us when you can. Visit the link to stay updated and share the news!

Minnesota Immigrant Movement

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.

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

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

02/16/2023: Graduate Assistant Men’s Soccer
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999886935199-graduate-assistant-men-s-soccer
02/16/2023: Head Women’s Soccer Coach
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999886894733-head-women-s-soccer-coach
02/16/2023: Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999886845640-assistant-director-of-transfer-admissions

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Spanish Classes in Mexico This Summer

submitted by hildena@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

Pre-Physician Assistant Club: Medical Ethics Debate

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their next general meeting on Wed. Feb. 22nd during chapel time (1035-1105am) in Hagfors 106. We’ll be debating topics in medical ethics and learning some tips for how to answer ethics questions during a PA school interview.

We also invite you to watch the Virtual Pre-Health Workshops put on by URGO and Gustavus College. They are every Wednesday in Feb., 630-730pm. See the post in A-mail for more info., to RSVP, or to ask any questions.
– Wed. Feb. 22: Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop

Please RSVP on Auggie Life and we hope to see you there!
Branwen

Event Announcements

Mental Health Matters Yoga Event TODAY

submitted by tellerir@augsburg.edu

Please join us today, February 21 at 6pm in the student lounge (in the Christensen Center) to do yoga with a live instructor for some stress-relief! Mats will be provided but you can bring your own if you have one. We hope to see you there!

If there are any questions please contact tellerir@augsburg.edu

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

This Saturday – The Cedar and TAMU Events Present: Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party

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.

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

MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY II – Winter Edition

This Friday – African Heritage Day on the Hill

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

African Heritage Day on the Hill
Fri, February 24, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Join CMAH for our first in person African Heritage Day on the Hill post pandemic. This event will feature remarks from lawmakers on their current 2023 legislative plans. This event will also have information for attendees on how to connect with lawmakers on policy issues they may have as well as specific information on how to find their representatives.

The theme for the 2023 African Heritage Day on the Hill is abundance. We want to ground our community partners, elected officials, and attendees in the richness of the history of the African Heritage community in Minnesota. We are celebrating increased numbers of African Heritage residents across the state, more African Heritage individuals in leadership positions across industries, more African Heritage individuals elected to public office, and the continued outpour of tangible and intangible resources towards community engagement, entrepreneurship, spiritual healing, and activism. We want to emphasize that Minnesotans of African Heritage are worthy of abundance in Minnesota across a variety of quality-of-life factors.

If you need translation or ADA accommodations, please contact CMAH at outreach.cmah@state.mn.us or 651-258-473

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-heritage-day-on-the-hill-tickets-505745457277?aff=bulletin113

Register for the event here:

Day at the Capitol 2023 Registration Closes Wednesday

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.

Register by visiting the Minnesota Private College Council website:

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). Some virtual options and regional judging happens before National History Day on April, 22!

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.

You can learn more and register at

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