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Due February 12 – URGO Summer Research Phase 1 Applications

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY PROGRAM: All disciplines welcome!

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 12th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research or creative activity is going on in your department!

The URGO Summer Research/Creative Activity Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 13th – July 26th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY ASSISTANTSHIPS
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have questions, email urgo@augsburg.edu or visit the link below.

URGO Summer Research Info and Application

Phishing Awareness Workshop – Feb 7, 3-4 p.m. (Win 1 of 4 $25 Target Gift Cards for Attending)

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Phishing Awareness Workshop – Feb 7, 3-4pm
(Win 1 of 4 $25 Target Gift Cards for attending!)

We cordially invite you to a Zoom session about enhancing your awareness of phishing scams, a critical issue in our digital age. As educators, it is imperative to stay informed about these deceptive practices that threaten our online security. This session will equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to identify and protect yourself from phishing attempts. Join us for an engaging and informative experience, where we will delve into real-life examples and prevention strategies. Thank you for helping safeguard our academic community. Please mark your calendars and be a part of this essential conversation. We look forward to your participation! Date: Wednesday, February 7th on Zoom Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Registration Required: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIufu6urD0pGdHwD5eoMP2AqZBnwbKd0IZJ

Target Gift Card drawing will take place at the end of the Zoom session!

Apply to Be an Interfaith Scholar

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Interfaith Scholar cohort.

Interfaith Scholars is a yearlong student cohort that engages students as partners in ongoing interreligious dialogue and action by exploring methods and best practices for talking about religion/spirituality/worldview in a diverse democracy. Students will engage in community service learning and interfaith events as well as learn from guest speakers from religious communities, business professionals, and other leaders from across sectors. Students accepted into the Interfaith Scholars program receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The cohort meets for the full academic year as a credit based course on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm. Professor Najeeba Syeed is the primary instructor.

Students from every religious tradition and students without a connection to a religious tradition are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit:
https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/about/interfaith-scholars/

The Writing Center Is Open

submitted by mollberg@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is Open!

The Augsburg Writing Center offers both online and in-person tutoring. Skilled students will work with you one-on-one at whatever stage of writing you are in – the idea-development stage, the drafting stage, and the revision stage – and can show you how to choose an appropriate essay topic, how to develop a thesis statement and paragraphs, how to revise your essay, or assist with any other writing needs you may have. Tutors will be alert listeners and ask questions, and will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Located on the second floor (across from Advising) of the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

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

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by February 15

submitted by goffe@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 16, 2024. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register using the link below by February 15.

You must have approval from your faculty mentor before registering for Zyzzogeton. If you do not have a formal abstract at this point, please provide a brief description of your research instead. You will have the opportunity to submit a final abstract/make final edits prior to the event. Abstracts will be published on the URGO website.

IMPORTANT: If you’re planning to co-present with another student(s), only one of you needs to register. Be sure to list their names and emails and indicate that they will be co-presenters where specified on the form. All presenters will be included in event correspondence.

Important Dates:
Registration opens: February 1
Registration closes: February 15
Poster making workshop: February 20
Deadline to submit final poster: March 29
Deadline to submit final abstract edits: April 5

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Crombie (crombie@augsburg.edu)

Register for Zyzzogeton

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum

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Applications due February 19, 2024 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. The trip will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

*You DO NOT need to be a US citizen*

Eligibility:
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or above with at least one year left before graduating
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations may be required

Trip and Application Info

General Announcements

Kafe Kafeega Returns to Normal Hours

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

Kafe Kafeega, located in the Hagfors Center on the second floor at the end of the skyway from the Library, is open today from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will follow those hours Monday through Friday moving forward. We appreciate your patience as we figured out staffing across our dining locations.

At Kafeega all of our coffee and espresso beans are certified fair trade and organic, we also serve fresh pastries, fruit cups, salads and wraps.

Undergrads: Chance for a $50 Gift Card – Take Our Survey

submitted by harrisdd@augsburg.edu

My name is Dean Harris, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University. I am conducting this study as partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree, with Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith as my advisor.

You are being invited to participate in a research study on investigating influences of intrapersonal factors on the relationship between casual sex and mental health. Our study focuses on experiences of casual sex in individuals who identify as single or recently single (i.e., have not been in a relationship longer than one month). As such, if you indicated you were in a relationship for longer than one month, you do not meet our study eligibility criteria. We respect and appreciate individuals in various types of relationships, including open or ethically non-monogamous ones, but our current study’s scope is limited to investigating casual sex in those who identify as single (or recently single). If you agree to this study, I will ask you to complete a survey via Qualtrics. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing all the survey questions, you will be invited, if you wish, to provide contact information to enter in the raffle to win one of three $50 gift card prizes, and/or emailed the results at the end of the study’s conclusion.

If you have any questions now or later, you may contact me, Dean Harris at 612-239-2534 or harrisdd@augsburg.edu. You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or hopkinss@augsburg.edu. If you contact me or my advisor, understand that your anonymity cannot be guaranteed; however, if you decide to participate, your data will not be connected to your name. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to discuss problems/complaints about the research study, send an email to IRB@augsburg.edu.

Sincerely,
Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

Survey Link

Study Abroad Wants Your Opinion

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

CGEE is excited to announce we will be opening a brand-new semester program in Norway in the fall of 2025. As we prepare for the big announcement, we are missing one last piece: a new program title! We are asking our amazing students, staff, and faculty to vote for their favorite from a short list of options to help us choose.

Please spare 2 minutes and vote for your favorite title in this new survey.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by our table at the study abroad fair on Wednesday and gave their input!

VOTE HERE

Event Announcements

Farewell Gathering for Martha Truax on February 7

submitted by rolfn@augsburg.edu

After 16 years at Augsburg, Martha Truax is leaving for a new role at Macalester College, where she will be leading their major gifts team. In her time at Augsburg, Martha has worked in the Institutional Advancement office in annual giving, major gifts fundraising, and most recently, led fundraising efforts for the StepUP Program, including planning the StepUP gala.

Please join us to say farewell to Martha and wish her well on her new adventure on Wednesday, February 7 from 12:00-1:30 in Oren Gateway Center, Suite 300 (the Institutional Advancement office). Cake and refreshments provided.

Free Workshop: Multifaith Leadership and Engagement in a Fractured World

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Join us for this annual workshop co-hosted by the Interfaith Institute. Augsburg Professor Najeeba Syeed and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva from Chicago Theological Seminary will be the featured keynote speakers. The workshop includes two breakout sessions and dinner. Registration is required.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 1:00 -7:00 pm (includes dinner)
Location: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

To learn more and register:
https://wp.stolaf.edu/lutherancenter/multifaith-leadership-and-engagement-in-a-fractured-world/

We are looking forward to hosting next year’s workshop on Augsburg’s campus. More information to come!

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