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Pop-Up Pre-Health Advising Starts Monday, February 12

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Beginning Monday, February 12, pre-health students can access quick and convenient pop-up health professions advising every Monday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Career and Health Professions Specialist Bridget Lavish will be on hand in 101 Hagfors to help with planning prerequisites, obtaining and documenting experiences, writing application essays, and more. Appointments are available, but not required. To make an appointment, visit Handshake and select Pop-Up Health Professions Advising. Questions? Contact Bridget Lavish at

Come to the Writing Center

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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

Nominations Due March 1: Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment in one of three categories: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. All full-time faculty who have been employed at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Additionally adjunct faculty who have taught at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award.

Any member of the Augsburg Community (faculty student, staff, etc.) may nominate a person for these awards. For more information on the process and requirements of nominators, please see the individual nomination forms on the page linked below.

Nominations are open until March 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

Tuesday, 2/13, 3:40 pm: AI in Higher Education Idea Exchange

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Please join this interactive workshop where we will discuss useful ways to incorporate AI in your course plans.

Facilitator: Susan Hadjiyanis, Instructional Design Technologist

Location: Marshall Room

In order to help with planning , CTL asks community members to pre-register for Faculty Development events as possible. Day-of and on-site registration are still welcome. You will be emailed a copy of your selections. To assist with community building, please wear your university nametag to Faculty Development events.

AI in Higher Education RSVP

Get Funded to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad: Fulbright Info Session

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Learn about a life-changing opportunity!

URGO is hosting an online Fulbright Info session on Thursday, February 22nd at 5-6:15 PM

– 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:

If you have any questions or can’t attend the session, please contact

Register for Fulbright Info Session Here!

Voyager Scholarship: Get Paid Tuition and Travel

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Attention sophomores who will be juniors in Fall 2024 the Voyager Scholarship is looking for leaders who are passionate about a career in public service.

– Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.
– Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
– Students will be invited each fall to an annual summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
– Students receive a 10-year travel stipend, totaling $20,000.

– Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study in Fall 2024.
– Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
– Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
– Have demonstrated need
– Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
– Be a United States (U.S.) citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

Applications Due: March 27, 2024 (very comprehensive application; start now)

Please email if you need help with applying.

For more information and application

Due February 12 – Phase 1 Applications for URGO Summer Research

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Phase 1 of the applications are due February 12th at 11:59 PM! Talk 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 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 or visit the link below.

URGO Summer Research Info and Application

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by February 15

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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 (

Register for Zyzzogeton

Interfaith Scholars: Now Accepting Applications

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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:

Applications are due Friday, March 1.

General Announcements

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

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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 You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or 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

Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

Survey Link

2024 Commencement Information

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May 7 or 8, 2024
6:00 p.m.
Target Center—600 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Livestream available via YouTube

At this time, please reserve both Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8, for commencement. The final ceremony date depends on whether the Minnesota Timberwolves advance to the Conference Semifinal round of the NBA playoffs and which dates they are scheduled to play at home at the Target Center. Unless the Timberwolves drop significantly in the conference standings before the playoffs begin, we anticipate having a final date confirmed between April 27 and May 5. As soon as the date is finalized, an update will be sent via email, posted on Augsburg social media, and shared on the commencement website.

Tickets will become available in mid-February. All eligible graduates will receive an email with information about registering to participate and accessing their tickets prior to the access date. The total number of tickets allowed per graduate is 15 plus 1 graduate ticket for a total of 16 tickets.

In order to participate in the ceremony, graduates will need the appropriate regalia. You may purchase regalia by ordering from Herff Jones online. You may also purchase or borrow a cap and gown from other sources, including the Augsburg Share Shop, as long as they are black. More details and the link to order are available on the commencement website under “regalia.”

Questions? Contact

Visit the Augsburg commencement website.

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

Thank you!

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

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

02/05/2024: Public Safety Officer – Hiring Bonus
02/01/2024: Part-Time Public Safety Officer

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Event Announcements

Faculty & Staff – Donate to Career Wear Clothing Drive

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With the MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair fast approaching, the Strommen Center is looking for new donations to the Share Shop professional wear pop-up in our center. This pop-up provides easy access to professional wear to help students put their best foot forward with future employers and networking connections.

We are asking for donations of gently used and freshly laundered professional wear, particularly size-inclusive garments for all genders. You can drop off any clothing in the Strommen Center over the next week. Thank you for helping support our students in their career endeavors!

Medica Benefits Presentation on 2/21

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We invite you to join the Human Resources team and Medica for an informative presentation on Wednesday, February 21 from 8-9am about some of the programs and benefits you may not be aware are included in our Medica plans. Our Medica account representative will lead the event and cover the many other value-added benefits that are available to plan participants in addition to our health coverage. We encourage you to attend for part or all of this informative and interactive session. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be recorded.

Join via Zoom here!

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

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We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Chapel TODAY

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Over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year. Pan-Asian Student Services along with Campus Ministry is celebrating during chapel time on Friday 2/9/24. We will have program from 10:40AM to 11:00AM in the Foss Chapel. We are featuring the Chinese American Association of MN Dance Team to perform some traditional celebratory pieces. Any questions, please contact Paul Vang (PASS Manager)

Lunar New Year Flyer

Science Museum Interest Form

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STEM Peer Mentorship

WE NEED YOUR HELP: we are planning a small trip to the Science Museum in Downtown Saint Paul and would like to know who’s interested in going to the museum. Transportation will be provided and there will be dinner for everyone after the trip. If you are interested, fill out this Science Museum Interested Form below to let us know.


Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Saint Paul
Transportation: Provided by STEM Peer Mentorship (SPM)
Departure Point: Hagfors
Departure Time: 4:00pm
Dinner: Dinner will be provided after the trip.

Any questions, contact us at

Science Museum Interest Form

Upcoming Concert: The Mirandola Ensemble Presents the Music of Jeffrey Van and John Dowland

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Join Minneapolis’s premier chamber singers

The Mirandola Ensemble

and students from

The Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective

plus guitar phenom Maja Radovanlija

in a night of music featuring DEAD POETS,
a love balladeer from Queen Elizabeth’s time,
and one composer still alive and well in the Twin Cities.


Free with Augsburg ID.
General Public $25.
(Discounted pre-orders accessible at link provided.)

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives March – February 14

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Join us for the MMIWR 2024: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Boys, Men, Two Spirit, and LGBTQI+ Relatives!

No registration needed. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please WEAR RED! Bring Banners, Posters, Staffs, Drums, Rattles

When: February 14, 2024 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Speakers begin at 11AM. *ASL Interpreters will be on site*
MARCH BEGINS AT NOON (will be held rain/snow/shine)

Where: East Phillips Community and Cultural Center (2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis MN, 55404)


Speakers, Lunch, Informational Tables and More!
For more information visit:

A MMIWR Public Art Event will be held February 13 at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition Minneapolis American Indian Center Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc. Native American Community Development Institute – NACDI Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Wakemup Productions Violence Free Minnesota A Long Walk Home, Minnesota Children’s Alliance, and the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office.


Sign Making Night for Rethinking I-94 Hearing — Tuesday, Feb 13, 5-7 p.m.

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Sign Making Night for Rethinking I-94 Hearing
Tue Feb 13, 2024 5pm – 7pm

Join us in creating signs for the upcoming house transportation committee hearing! Free food and all materials for sign making will be provided. Just come prepared with messages you would like conveyed to committee members. This will be a kid friendly activity so all kiddos are invited.

Email if you’d like to participate to receive directions and a calendar invite.

Someone from the studio will be there to let you in but you can also call me at 952-855-3452 if you run into any trouble getting in. The studio is located on the second floor, with a freight elevator for accessibility.

Attend Job & Internship Fair Prep Workshops for a Chance to Win a Gift Card

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Attend events for raffle entries to win: $10 gift card to dining services AND $20 Lyft gift card. One raffle entry/event. Two raffle entries max.

Session descriptions:

Pitch Perfect: Mastering Elevator Pitches for Career Fairs
Thursday, February 15th, 2024 — 3:30 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.

Join us for a workshop in the Strommen Center to learn the structure of elevator pitches and the importance of making a good introduction. You’ll have the opportunity to craft your elevator pitch and practice with Augsburg Staff from MLife, Campus Life, and others! Attend this event for a raffle entry to win a $10 gift card to dining services AND a $20 Lyft gift card to get to the fair! Two raffle entries max/student.

Don’t Let Your Resume Go Stale: Freshen It Up With Donuts & Coffee
Friday February 16th, 2024 — 9 a.m. – Noon

Drop in the Strommen Center (across from Einstein) between 9 a.m. – noon to freshen your morning and get your resume reviewed. Representative from US Bank and Strommen staff are ready to help you land that internship or job!

Special thanks to US Bank for sponsoring this session.

Minneapolis’ Annual Community Connections Conference, Saturday, Feb 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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The Community Connections Conference is an annual free event that connects residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and local government.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center, first floor, Hall E, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

This year’s conference will have workshops, performances, fun activities for the whole family, an expo and a community dialogue.

9-10 a.m. registration and exhibit hall opens
10-11 a.m. opening ceremony and performances
11:15-12:30 p.m. workshops
12:30-1:30 p.m. lunch
2-3:45 p.m. community dialogue
3:45-4 p.m. closing remarks

Our conference theme this year is “Open city, your Minneapolis.” We want to focus on making Minneapolis a transparent, accessible city. Being an “open city” means being open to everyone, open to new ideas and open for business.

At the event, you can:
Learn about how to get involved in government decision-making
Find opportunities in your local community
Celebrate the many parts of city that are reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic
Conference goals

We host this conference so that:
Residents, community groups, neighborhood organizations, City of Minneapolis departments and decision-makers can connect.
All communities feel welcome to get involved in local decision-making.
Residents learn about programs and policies that affect them.

For more information and to register visit:

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers Exhibit at UMN

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Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art
On view January 16 – March 16, 2024
Gallery Hours: Tuesday — Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers marks the opening of the George Morrison Center for Indigenous Arts and features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists, including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, Awanigiizhik Bruce, Andrea Carlson, Avis Charley, Fern Cloud, Michelle Defoe, Jim Denomie, Patrick DesJarlait, Sam English, Carl Gawboy, Joe Geshick, Sylvia Houle, Oscar Howe, Waŋblí Mayášleča (Francis J. Yellow, Jr.), George Morrison, Steven Premo, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Cole Redhorse Taylor, Roy Thomas, Jonathan Thunder, Thomasina TopBear, Moira Villiard, Kathleen Wall, Star WallowingBull, Dyani White Hawk, Bobby Dues Wilson, Leah H. Yellowbird, and Holly Young.

Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, with Christopher Pexa, Associate Professor of English, Harvard University.

For more information visit:

Chapel: Lunar New Year Celebration

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 for a Lunar New Year Celebration. Over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year. Pan-Asian Student Services along with Campus Ministry is celebrating during chapel time. We are featuring the Chinese American Association of MN Dance Team to perform some traditional celebratory pieces. CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, the “heart of dance, soul of China”, is dedicated to celebrating Chinese cultural heritage and enriching a diverse community through the universal language of dance.

Free Workshop: Multifaith Leadership and Engagement in a Fractured World

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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:

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

Ramadan Panel – 2/22 (with Corrected Registration Link)

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Join us for a student-led panel discussion on how to support student practices during Ramadan. Professor Najeeba Syeed will moderate the discussion. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Interfaith Institute, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Campus Ministry, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and the President’s Office.

Date: February 22, 2024
Time: 4-5 pm
Location: Science 123

CTL asks faculty/staff members to pre-register for Faculty Development events when possible. Day-of and on-site registration are still welcome.

Faculty/staff, please register here:
NOTE: Registration link has been corrected.

Rethinking I-94 PAC Meeting Wednesday, February 14 at 8:30 a.m. – Virtual

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Rethinking I-94 PAC Meeting

There’s a Rethinking I-94 Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting on the day of love! If you LOVE Twin Cities Boulevard, don’t keep those feelings inside. Join the PAC Meeting and tell decision-makers that a better future is possible.

To register please visit:

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Our Streets Minneapolis Is Hiring for a Community Canvasser – Pay Begins at $27.58/Hour

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Our Streets Minneapolis is hiring for a community canvasser. A quality candidate is passionate about our work to create a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. Canvassers will work closely with the Community Engagement Specialist and Advocacy Director to engage with the communities most impacted by the various projects Our Streets Minneapolis is championing. This position will do direct contact through door knocks and phone banks, introducing people to our campaigns, engaging with them on issues that are important to them, and receiving and reporting on their feedback on each project.

Canvasser positions are part-time, non-exempt positions. Pay begins at $27.58/hour. Additional benefits include health insurance stipend.

Completely flexible schedule
Healthcare stipend
Paid commute and transit reimbursement

How to apply: Please send a resume and brief explanation of your interest in the role to Your resume should include any relevant paid or unpaid experience as well as education and skills.

To learn more about Our Streets and read the full job description visit:

Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) Is Hiring for Three Positions

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CRWD embraces and values diversity and inclusion. CRWD seeks to recruit, promote, and retain employees that reflect the community we serve. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and enhances the quality of our service. We are committed to a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. CRWD encourages anyone who is interested and qualified to apply for open positions.

These positions are great opportunities for soon-to-be graduates!

Regulatory Technician, Full-time
Application deadline: February 28, 2024

Water Resource Technician, Full-time temporary (seasonal)
Application deadline: March 1, 2024

Permit Inspector (Water Resources), Full-time temporary (seasonal)
Application deadline: March 6, 2024

For more information, to read full job descriptions and to apply for positions visit: