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Did You Know Faculty Can be Fulbright Scholars? Find Out More on Monday, March 6, 12:30-1:30pm

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Join our new Fulbright Scholar Liaisons, John Zobitz and George Dierberger, in a Zoom introduction to the Fulbright Scholar Program, a faculty-focused Fulbright program which has just posted the programs available for 2024-2025. John and George will provide a brief overview of their own experiences as well as guidance on choosing a program, the application process, timelines, and other “inside-information” about how the programs work.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this session, please contact CTL at ctl@augsburg.edu.

Zoom Link for Fulbright Scholar Seminar (Mon March 6, 12:30-1:30pm)

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

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

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!

Seeking Support Mentors to Volunteer With Latinx High School Students

submitted by ondara@augsburg.edu

Looking for Auggies who are interested in community and leadership building with Latinx youth who attend high schools around the Twin Cities. Youth in Action (YA!) is a college access and mentoring program who serve Latinx students with our Minneapolis and St. Paul cohort as a part of youth programming at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio CLUES. YA! Minneapolis meets at Augsburg University (East Commons in the Christensen Center) every first Saturday of the month from 1-4:30pm throughout the school year (September-June).

No specific backgrounds or prerequisites are needed, only a passion to build community with Latinx high school students and their mentors. As a support mentor, you will have access to support students who are exploring their interests, as well as have the opportunity to network with their mentors who are professionals in a variety of careers. This is an excellent opportunity who Auggies who are interested in education, social services, etc. or just want to support their community!

To apply, please click this link and fill out the application. Feel free to reach out to Briana Garcia-Saldana at bgarcia@clues.org for additional questions and information.

(Youth in Action – YA! Coach Application – CLUES – Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (volgistics.com))

this link

Searching for Student Jobs Just Got Easier

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Searching for student jobs–both on campus and off campus–just got easier! One link takes you to both:

The Augsburg Student Employment link will take you to on-campus and work study jobs managed by Augsburg.

The Handshake link will take you to off-campus and jobs, post-graduation employment opportunities, internships, employer contacts, and events on Handshake. This also includes jobs with Dining Services and the Bookstore.

Search Student Employment and Handshake

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

submitted by bordons@augsburg.edu

This online survey closes today at 5 pm.

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.

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

Thank you for your participation! Stay tuned for announcements about gift card winners and data analysis.

Questions? Email: environmentalstewardship@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s 2023 Transportation Survey

New Look for Copy Request

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

Coming soon the Copy Request site will have a new look. The site will still process the same. We have just updated the look. Please contact us if you have any questions. Or if you would like to stop by with your computer and a print job we can walk you through how to order on the Copy Request site.

Our normal turn around time is 24 hours for copy request. Please call the Copy Center at 612-330-1054 if you need something Rush (under 24 hours) or have a large project to check our timeline.

Copy Services

Event Announcements

Editors Needed for Decision Day – Hosted by Thó Wiŋ Magazine

submitted by haydenc@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

We are in need of editors to help us decide what pieces to include in this year’s edition of Thó Wiŋ Magazine! Please join us for Decision Day on Tuesday, February 28th at 5 pm in the Auggie Room (we will provide snacks and refreshments)!

We have just over 40 submissions across multiple categories such as poetry, screenplay excerpts, short stories, visual arts, and more. We would love to have as many opinions as possible from the Augsburg community to help us decide what we will be publishing this year. You can help us with all the categories or just a few– whatever works best for you!

If you wish to participate, please email the board with what categories you’d like to look at and we can send you the pieces to review. Our email is twmagazine@augsburg.edu. If you want to help curate our magazine but you cannot attend Decision Day, we would still appreciate your help and you can send us any responses you have.

Thank you! We’ll hope to see you there.
Corey Hayden and Jack Jensen
TWM Co-Lead Editors

Paideia Preview Open For Registration

submitted by noblemo@augsburg.edu

Education Students, you won’t want to miss the Paideia Preview on March 6, from 6-9pm on Zoom! This is a 3 hour preview of the Paideia (pie DAY a) approach. This is a pedagogy that encourages student-centered, democratic discussions around a common text to improve K-12 students’ critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

There are spaces for six students, staff and faculty receive a $15 discount when registering with an Augsburg email. If you like what you learn in the Preview, consider joining us for our weeklong Paideia Summer Institute in July at an additional discount!

We want to hear from you! Would you like to see something specific offered as continuing education? Would you like to teach a course through CACE? Have feedback for us? Whatever your question, comment or concern, we would love to hear from you (cace@augsburg.edu).

Learn more about the Paideia Preview on the CACE website!

Sewing in the ShareShop Today

submitted by bordons@augsburg.edu

Do you have clothes that need repair? Are you interested in learning how to sew? Do you want to find creative ways to keep old items out of the landfill?

Join Spanish Professor Dr. Degner Riveros and the ShareShop team in the ShareShop (Science 8B) from 10:30 am – 12 pm on Mondays starting today to sew.

No supplies or no experience? Not a problem! We will have fabric, thread, and other sewing supplies available in the ShareShop to use during this time. If you are new to sewing, we are happy to provide instructions. Or if you have a project you’re working on, feel free to bring that.

We hope to see you there!

ShareShop Website

Global Living LLC Info Session: Pizza Will Be Served

submitted by jirilloc@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in living in a GLOBAL COMMUNITY next year ON CAMPUS? Then this session is for you.
Come meet us on Tuesday, February 28⋅11:30am – 12:00pm in the Marshall Room located on the first floor of the Christensen Center.

The Global Living Community (GLC) is an intercultural living and learning environment in which intercultural understanding extends beyond the classroom into daily student life. The primary goal of the GLC is to contribute to the global literacy at Augsburg University by creating an on-campus community in which cultural diversity is truly valued.

Participants are committed to promoting international understanding by exploring issues of international importance, by creating new cross-cultural connections, increasing their cultural competency and by enriching existing international linkages on campus and in the wider community.

This community is available to domestic as well as international students.

Residence Life LLC

Boulay Info Session – Accounting/Finance Majors

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a career in accounting or finance?

Hear from Boulay representatives as they share information regarding their internship program and full-time careers. https://boulaygroup.com/

Wednesday, March 1st
4:30-5:30pm
Hagfors Center, Room 351

Boulay has opportunities in the following areas:

Public Accounting (Audit/Tax)
Wealth Management
Risk Advisory

Pizza will be provided.

Sponsored by: Augsburg Business Organization and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Student Work Sign-up: Rock the Dome, April 3 and 4

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

The winter athletic dome at Edor Nelson Field will be taken down April 3rd and 4th. ALL Augsburg student employees can sign up to work and earn some money.

Rate of Pay: $15.19 per hour (paid through direct deposit through payroll account)

Includes physical work such as bending, pushing, and some lifting. Safety training will be provided.

Please check your calendar, and sign up below if you are committed to working:

Monday, April 3rd, 10am-12pm (12 students)
Monday, April 3rd, 12pm-3pm (12 students)
Tuesday, April 4th: 1pm-5pm (70 students)

Rock the Dome Student Work Sign-Up

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

All participants are welcome. If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email events@augsburg.edu.

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

Gage Games – Wednesday, March 22, 10am to 1pm in the Gage Center for Student Success

submitted by ferralez@augsburg.edu

Visit the Gage Center for Student Success to meet staff, eat snacks, and earn bragging rights! Find the Gage Center on the second floor of Lindell Library. We will have board games and snacks on Wednesday, March 22, from 10am to 1pm.

Best Buy Corporate Info Session- Internships and Early Careers

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Augsburg alumni from Best Buy Corporate will be on campus Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-6:00pm in the Hagfors Center, Room 351

Stop by for an overview of Best Buy Corporate’s internships and early careers. Students will also hear from recent alumni as they share their career journey. There will be time for Q & A. All students are welcome.

Food will be provided!

Sponsored by: Augsburg Business Organization & Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Register in Handshake

Greenhouse First Thursday March 2

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.

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

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Auggies Participate in Konhauser Problemfest

submitted by belik@augsburg.edu

An Augsburg University team consisting of a Computer Science major Alinase Phiri, a Mathematics major Kebba Janneh, and a Mathematics and Computer Science double major Max Figura participated this past Saturday in a mathematical competition, Konhauser Problemfest, hosted this year by St. Olaf College. While the famous Pizza Theorem Traveling Trophy remained in Carleton hands (as it has for 10 of the past 13 contests), the Augsburg team had a formidable showing of fully solving 3 out of 10 problems and partially 2 more. Congrats, the team, and see you again, and hopefully others too, next year, this time at Macalester!

https://www.macalester.edu/mscs/studentopportunities/competitions/konhauserproblemfest/

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