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Are you registered to vote? Tuesday, September 19 is National Voter Registration Day. To vote in Minnesota, you must be:
– A U.S. citizen
– At least 18 years old on Election Day
– A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
– Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
In Minnesota, you can register to vote online or on paper up to 21 days before Election Day. You can also register to vote on Election Day (November 7) at your polling place.
Visit Augsburg’s Voter Information website to find how out how you can register to vote.
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Rosh Hashanah began at sundown on Friday, September 15 and lasted through sundown Sunday, September 17. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday, September 24 and lasts until Monday night, September 25. Lesser known holidays Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah are also part of this holiday season. Sukkot begins at sundown on Friday, September 29 and the non-work holiday lasts until sundown on Sunday, October 1. Sukkot continues (as a working holiday) until sundown on Friday, October 6. Shmini Atzeret begins that same night, Friday, October 6, and the following night begins Simchat Torah, which lasts until sundown on Sunday, October 8, both as non-work holidays. During these days, please be thoughtful of those who observe them by not scheduling meetings, conference calls, or deadlines. For teachers, please do not schedule tests, presentations, or other mandatory activities. And remember that many Jewish households host family and/or other guests for these holidays. For those who celebrate Christmas, imagine if everyone wanted something from you between the mornings of December 24th and December 26th while you had multiple things cooking, preparations to be in services, and family and friends coming over. Be thoughtful, kind, and inclusive. And greetings: “Happy New Year” is appropriate to say on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. “Have an easy/meaningful fast” is appropriate to say on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when Jews traditionally fast for 25 hours. Or to avoid mentioning fasting (which not everyone can do) you can say “Have a meaningful holiday” instead. “Happy holiday” is appropriate for Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah, and really most Jewish holidays. Thank you!!” (Credit: Ronald Weber and Shayna Sheinfeld)
Augsburg Religious Holiday Policy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bsiyBZp2sQHfuA2jUGM2cnagAlz_tb0W-TIPnlocSus/edit?usp=sharing
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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2023 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2024 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2024. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.
The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2024.
The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.
If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://www.augsburg.edu/mcnair/ for more information.
Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”
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Summary of Position: The Program Associate for Career Services and Off-Campus Study manages administrative operations for internships and events through the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and for off-campus study programs through the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE). The Program Associate will work directly with students to prepare them for their learning experiences. The Strommen Center and CGEE are two of Augsburg’s four Centers of Commitment, dedicated to living out the university’s educational mission.
Strommen Center 0.5 FTE
– Coordinate and manage logistics for on-campus recruiting events i.e. employer info sessions and career fairs. Organize the annual recruiting calendar, including deadlines and processes.
– Oversee Augsburg’s internship program, tracking and data. Advise students completing zero-credit internships from registration through transcription.
– Support students seeking credit-bearing internships and the faculty who supervise them.
– Maintain employer database and recruiting system (currently Handshake.)
– Develop communication materials for employers including website content.
– Monitor the Strommen Center departmental email accounts and ensure that inquiries are responded to in a timely.
CGEE 0.5 FTE
– Review students’ post-acceptance documents, verifying that they are submitted and are valid in CGEE’s application system (Terra Dotta).
– Coordinate and manage CGEE course offerings, record generation for non-Augsburg students, student registration, grade reports, and other course-related and records-related administrative activities.
– Create student accounts for international and domestic exchange students who come to Augsburg.
– Liaise with Health and Safety Coordinator, Disability Services, and other student services departments at Augsburg and at non-Augsburg students’ home institutions.
– Monitor host-country visa regulations for US and non-US citizens; coordinate visa processing.
– Design, deliver, and coordinate pre-departure materials and orientation sessions for CGEE programs in conjunction with program staff.
– Represent the Strommen Center or CGEE at campus events like SOAR and other student information sessions.
– Other relevant duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
– Typical work environment is in an office.
– Regular computer and phone use.
– Sedentary work for long periods of time.
– Lifting and carrying materials up to ten pounds for events or presentations.
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