Get a Free Drink and Snacks at Our Advocates for Debate Mixer (May 25, Lake Monster Brewing)

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Attend our Advocates for Debate Mixer to see what this powerful, transformative activity is all about, and how you can support it in MN!

About this event

Are you a former speech and debate competitor? Or perhaps you always wished you had the chance? Come hear about the MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University that provides academic competitive debate programming for over 1,000 students in the Twin Cities metro area.

Enjoy a drink and snacks at Lake Monster Brewing (on us!), and learn how you can get involved. We are launching a new initiative: Advocates for Debate Board. Join leaders from the legal, business, education, and civic community to find out how you can ensure all students have access to the transformative power of debate.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 25th

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (short program at 5:30 pm).

Location: Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160 St. Paul, MN 55114

RSVP is required – please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocates-for-debate-mixer-lake-monster-brewing-tickets-330219203527

As members of the Speech and Debate community, we cheered when incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson credited speech and debate as “The one activity that best prepared me for future success.” Join us to ensure all students have this same opportunity!

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MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

Obama Voyager Scholarship: Get Paid to Travel

submitted by tollina@augsburg.edu

News of a brand new opportunity was just made – the Obama Voyager Scholarship. A collaboration between Barack and Michelle Obama and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. Designed for rising juniors who intend a career in public service.

Benefits
– Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college. This financial aid should alleviate the burden of college debt so that students can afford to pursue a career in public service.
– 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.
– After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 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.
– Students will be invited each fall to an annual summit to help define and inspire their public service journey. At the summit this fall, they will meet with President Obama and Brian Chesky to talk about the role of empathy and understanding in leadership. They’ll also hear from guest speakers on different approaches to service, and build community with other Voyagers.

Eligibility:
Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2022.
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: June 14th, 2022

Please email urgo@augsburg.edu if you need help with applying.

Apply Here!

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next Year – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, AND HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

GREEN AMSTERDAM: TRAVEL WRITING & URBAN LIVING IN EUROPE’S ECO CAPITAL
• travel in May/June 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Travel Writing (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

INVESTIGATING GREATER MINNESOTA: RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science with Lab course (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

MONEY, BANKING, AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN GERMANY
• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

Congratulations to Seven Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Aaron Davis is a Management/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Blessing Kasongoma is a International Business/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Sameera Mohamed is an MIS major who just left for a short-term faculty-led program in Greece with Augsburg faculty in Business

Mohamed (Khadar) Muhumed is an MIS major who just left for a short-term faculty-led program in Greece with Augsburg faculty in Business.

Since 2008, eighty-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships. This round alone, Auggies won over $30,000!

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Maren Stoddard Mack, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats to all seven winners!!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

Join the Chartering and Commissioning Committees

submitted by harrisgg@augsburg.edu

Hello, my name is Grayson Harris, and I am an incoming Second-Year Student. I am the Chair of the Chartering & Commissioning Committees for the 2022-23 academic year; I want to invite you to apply to one of these Committees (Chartering/Commissioning). These two respected committees are sponsored by the Augsburg Day Student Government.

Do you want to get involved on campus for this upcoming school year? If so, this is an excellent opportunity for you to be involved; by participating in one of these respected Committees as a student, you will learn how to collaborate with other members to get things accomplish; executing plans is key to completing our goals. Once you’re committed to being on the Committee, you are required to attend the weekly meetings when it’s necessary. This involvement is also an excellent way to enhance your resume. I hope you will consider applying for one of these respected Committee(s).

Chartering Committee is responsible for:
– Approve or Disapprove of the New Student Organization that wishes to be recognized by Augsburg University.
– Review all Chartered Day Student Organizations to assess if they have not met all the criteria for recognition by the Senate.

Commissioning Committee is responsible for:
– Assisting in the commissioning process for the Student Organizations.
– Review the Student Organization, recommend any necessary changes to the Augsburg Day Student Organizations, and Approve or Disapprove the application before submitting it to the Senate.

*This is a volunteer positions.

Please feel free to reach out with question or concerns to me (harrisgg@augsburg.edu).

Student Inquiry Form

New | Forum PDL – Purpose and Belonging: Two Key Ingredients for an Inclusive Culture

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

Our deep-dive learning opportunity is returning this June.

Unlike traditional workshop sessions, Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are goal-oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership.

Join the Unity Lab team to learn how to activate purpose, belonging and inclusion on your teams, and effectively lead diverse teams. In this interactive session, you will understand how activating purpose and belonging in the workplace builds an inclusive and inspiring culture – full of authentic, high trust, diverse relationships across an organization. To create truly inclusive and diverse workplaces, we must first create opportunities for employees to activate their purpose and build empathy and trust with each other.

When: June 23, 2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/purpose-and-belonging-two-key-ingredients-for-an-inclusive-culture/

TOMORROW: Applications Are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

MNUDL Volunteer Opportunity: Seeking Finance Professionals to Judge Financial Literacy Debates

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited! Judge Debates & Network with Students on May 21st!

The MN Urban Debate League is looking for financial professionals that identify as female or gender non-conforming to judge at our annual Financial Literacy Debate tournament this year!

You do not need debate experience to be a judge. We will provide training and opportunities to ask questions prior to the tournament, and will also be available to support you during the tournament.

Financial Literacy Debate is an innovative program that supports students’ public speaking, critical thinking, and financial literacy skills and knowledge. Our program works to close the gender gap in the financial sector by building the leadership and financial knowledge of high school participants that identify as female or gender non-conforming, through debate. Over the course of the initiative, students meet with their coach after school, learn about the topic area and fundamental economic concepts through an engaging curriculum, hold practice debates, and participate in a competition with other schools.

Our tournament this year is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Augsburg University. The tournament schedule will be as follows:

· 9:30 am: Judge training

· 10:00 am: Judge three debate rounds about the benefits/harms of cryptocurrency

· 1:00: Lunch and networking between students and financial professionals

· 2:00: Awards Ceremony

· 2:30: End

Sign up at our website to be a part of our event at Augsburg University on May 21st from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Thank you for supporting our students as they build their financial literacy skills and explore career pathways in finance!

Sign Up to Judge Debates

MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) Application is Available

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

For more information about eligibility and the application, please visit the Augsburg American Indian Student Service website: https://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/american-indian-teacher-training-program/.

Click here for the MITTP application!

Justice-Oriented Global Online/Hybrid Courses This Summer Through CGEE

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Check out these online hybrid courses coming up in summer. Justice oriented and taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors at our global sites in Mexico. Courses take place in summer Term 2 (June 27 to August 12)

HIS 188-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• fulfills Humanities requirement.
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

HIS 388-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

FLM 251-X MEXICAN CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT
• 4 credits
• fulfills Fine Arts requirement.
• With Lucia Palmarini, instructor at Augsburg in Mexico

Look for these courses and register on Records and Registration

CampusClear Symptom Reporting App Closing Down May 31, 2022

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

CampusClear has been provided to schools for free by Ivy.ai (they power the chatbot on the Financial Aid website) and the time has come for Ivy.ai to shut down the app. The app will be closing down on May 31, 2022.

We thank all of you for using the app these past 21 months. Taking a minute to consider how you’re feeling before coming to campus was important as the campus worked to manage COVID-19.

Feel free to delete the app from your phone at your convenience.

Forum’s 34th Annual Conference Now Available On-Demand

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum’s annual conference is the premier #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion (DEI) learning opportunity, and it’s now available ON-DEMAND!

General Sessions featuring Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, Nonprofit leader, and Former US Presidential & NYC Mayoral candidate), Cassandra Worthy (Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global), and over 60 workshops, trend talks, sessions, and more!

Augsburg Faculty and Staff qualify for a special faculty and staff rate. Contact The Forum at workplaceforum@augsburg.edu to register and get access.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

Forum Podcast Ep. 93: Achieving Community Engagement and Social Impact Through a Community-Based…

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Forum Podcast Ep. 93: Achieving Community Engagement and Social Impact Through a Community-Based University Partnership

In this episode of The Forum Podcast Dr. Charlyn Hilliman (Capella University) and Dr. Barbara Butts Williams (Capella University) explore how an established direct path is possible between talent, employment, and leadership skills through strategic partnerships.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p93/

Achieving Community Engagement and Social Impact Through a Community-Based University Partnership

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast Dr. Charlyn Hilliman (Capella University) and Dr. Barbara Butts Williams (Capella University) explore how an established direct path is possible between talent, employment, and leadership skills through strategic partnerships.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p93/

Riverside Innovation Hub’s Cohort Springtime Learnings: A Time for Slowly Being Led by the Spirit

submitted by weber3@augsburg.edu

Our Riverside Innovation Hub Lead Facilitator Geoffrey Gill reflects on the past month’s cohort meetings with congregations. Geoffrey shares wisdom and learnings from these important gatherings.

As we breathe into the fullness of spring and our work becomes more and more rooted, it is clear that this work requires us to slow down, to be patient and to move at the pace of a growing flower. It may look slow and arduous at times, and this is the work of sowing seeds; we are like community gardeners for the public church and we are learning that this project moves at the pace of building trustworthy relationships. You can’t force this to work, and you can’t just bypass any important part because it makes you uncomfortable or you don’t understand it. What I’m finding inside of most congregations is this sense of needing things to speed up, there is this deep eagerness to spring forth and jump into action. And on the other hand God is calling us to slow down. Yes, move forward and take action, and don’t move so fast that you can’t smell the spring flowers. Don’t move so fast that you forget or bypass why you’re even doing this work. This time and space of work requires us to trust the flow of the process; to do all we can and then let the spirit do what it’s capable of doing.

So, In-between our large learning events RIH hosts smaller cohort meetings. These meetings focus on the art forms of the public church framework. All of the cohorts met this April. The intentions of these meetings were to build and deepen relational trust, reflect on the process of sharing learnings with the leadership in each congregation and expand more into the art form: interpretation.

Check out the rest of Geoffrey’s reflection on our CCV Blog: https://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/blog/ to learn more about the important work that our CCV team is doing.

Christensen Center for Vocation Blog

MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) Application is Available

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

For more information about eligibility and the application, please visit the Augsburg American Indian Student Service website: https://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/american-indian-teacher-training-program/.

Click here for the MITTP application!

Thursday: Building a Diversity Program as an HR Professional

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 19, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International | Diversity Dashboard
Cost: Free

Many human resources professionals are stepping into the diversity manager role for their organization. This can be a daunting proposition. This session will explore elements of a successful diversity program and the first steps to get started. We will look at ways to stretch budgets by creating building blocks that can expand as resources allow.
Topics will include forming a DEI council, finding diversity champions, forming ERGs, diversity communication tips, engaging senior leaders, and how DEI education can be more than classroom-based learning. We’ll also cover techniques and tools for working in the virtual and hybrid environments.

Learning Outcomes
Learn three tips for starting a DEI council
To ERG or not to ERG: Know the pros and cons to make an informed choice
Explore tools and techniques that are low budget and easy to implement

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/building-a-diversity-program-as-an-hr-professional/

Local Catering Guide for Small Events

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Local team is thrilled to share our Catering Guide! Our aim with this project is to encourage the use of local- and BIPOC-owned caterers for smaller on-campus events (fewer than 25 people). This is a living document and we welcome your comments and suggestions.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email augsburglocal@augsburg.edu. We’re excited to share this resource with the campus community and we hope you’ll use it when planning your next event!

[Augsburg Local is a campaign to leverage Augsburg’s purchasing power to support local businesses. The Augsburg Local campaign includes a variety of activities and strategies to intentionally connect locally owned, Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) owned, and Femmes/Trans/Womxn (FTW) owned businesses to the economic benefits generated by both individual and institutional purchasing.]

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PV-cPHv0vDiyWqpwNJ-hWuqrpdY9LbQI2T3SQA0fGY0/edit

Congratulations to Seven Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Aaron Davis is a Management/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Blessing Kasongoma is a International Business/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Mohamed (Khadar) Muhumed is an MIS major who just left for a short-term faculty-led program in Greece with Augsburg faculty in Business.

Since 2008, eighty-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships. This round alone, Auggies won over $30,000!

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Maren Stoddard Mack, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats to all seven winners!!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

Applications Are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

Year-End Expense Deadline – June 10, 2022

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms
Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2022 by Friday, June 10, 2022. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayableaugsburg.edu or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf (kampf@augsburg.edu X1260) by Friday, June 10, 2022.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses
Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Friday, June 10, 2022. Email your statement and receipts to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Checks and Cash
If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2022, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Tuesday May 31, 2022. Our office is open Tuesday through Fridays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

New | Forum PDL – Purpose and Belonging: Two Key Ingredients for an Inclusive Culture

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

Our deep-dive learning opportunity is returning this June.

Unlike traditional workshop sessions, Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are goal-oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership.

Join the Unity Lab team to learn how to activate purpose, belonging and inclusion on your teams, and effectively lead diverse teams. In this interactive session, you will understand how activating purpose and belonging in the workplace builds an inclusive and inspiring culture – full of authentic, high trust, diverse relationships across an organization. To create truly inclusive and diverse workplaces, we must first create opportunities for employees to activate their purpose and build empathy and trust with each other.

When: June 23, 2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/purpose-and-belonging-two-key-ingredients-for-an-inclusive-culture/

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next Year – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away is a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different!

Check out the Spring and Summer 2023 program options. Only 1-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, AND HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab – fulfills Science with Lab course (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

GREEN AMSTERDAM: TRAVEL WRITING & URBAN LIVING IN EUROPE’S ECO CAPITAL
• travel in May/June 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Travel Writing (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Introduction to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

INVESTIGATING GREATER MINNESOTA: RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

Free Groceries at the Cupboard and Cooking Space at the Food Lab

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) is open this summer during the following times:

Mondays: 3-7pm
Tuesdays: 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesdays: 3-6pm

All groceries are free!

You can also join Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab this summer every Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 4-6pm for open cooking hours!

We will provide all the kitchen equipment and some basic ingredients, and you can bring any extra ingredients for yourself (or stop by the Campus Cupboard on your way!).

Stay tuned for cooking workshops throughout the summer during these times! If you have any ideas for a workshop — or would like to lead one — don’t hesitate to reach out to campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

DEI Anytime, Anywhere: Forum On-Demand

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum’s annual conference is the premier #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion (DEI) learning opportunity, and it’s now available ON-DEMAND!

General Sessions featuring Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, Nonprofit leader, and Former US Presidential & NYC Mayoral candidate), Cassandra Worthy (Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global), and over 60 workshops, trend talks, sessions, and more!

Augsburg Faculty and Staff qualify for a special faculty and staff rate. Contact The Forum at workplaceforum@augsburg.edu to register and get access.

Learn more at
https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

Transitioning HVAC Systems on Campus

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus building HVAC systems continue to be transitioned from heating to cooling. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

New Career Specialist in the Strommen Center – Stephen Simusa

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Stephen Simusa, Career Specialist joins the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work today, Monday, May 16. He comes to us from the Florida State University Career Center with experience as a Career Counselor and recently earned his Master of Science in Career Counseling/Educational Specialist Career Counseling. Please stop by Stephen’s office in the Strommen Center, Christensen Center 100A, or send him an email at simusa@augsburg.edu to welcome him to our Augsburg Community.

Forum Webinar: Building a Diversity Program As an HR Professional

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 19, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International | Diversity Dashboard
Cost: Free

Many human resources professionals are stepping into the diversity manager role for their organization. This can be a daunting proposition. This session will explore elements of a successful diversity program and the first steps to get started. We will look at ways to stretch budgets by creating building blocks that can expand as resources allow.
Topics will include forming a DEI council, finding diversity champions, forming ERGs, diversity communication tips, engaging senior leaders, and how DEI education can be more than classroom-based learning. We’ll also cover techniques and tools for working in the virtual and hybrid environments.

Learning Outcomes
Learn three tips for starting a DEI council
To ERG or not to ERG: Know the pros and cons to make an informed choice
Explore tools and techniques that are low budget and easy to implement

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/building-a-diversity-program-as-an-hr-professional/

Applications Are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

What’s This Duo Thing for Faculty and Staff Coming June 7?

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We’re having a few virtual and live sessions this month to give an overview of the coming changes to Inside Augsburg logins requiring Duo for faculty and staff. So far we have the below dates scheduled. More will be in amail in the coming weeks.

Friday the 13th at 10-10:30 AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcu-oqD8iGt19fC8aIVY9AORIH5PokjHd

Wednesday the 18th at 9-9:30AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-igrT4qH9cXikr6Ev0d6rVr9whDKqt9

Duo FAQ

Staff Ice Cream Social

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Staff Senate invites all staff to come to an ice cream social in the quad on Tuesday, May 24 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Come, make a sundae with your favorite toppings, enjoy time with your friends and colleagues, and have the chance to win from a variety of prizes in the raffle at 2:45 pm, including a Parking Pass for next school year!! Hope to see you there!

Augsburg Staff Senate Website

Justice-Oriented Global Online/Hybrid Courses This Summer Through CGEE

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Check out these online hybrid courses coming up in summer. Justice oriented and taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors at our global sites in Mexico, Central America, and Namibia. Courses take place in summer Term 2 (June 27 to August 12)

HIS 187-S Topics: APARTHEID, MANDELA, AND POST-APARTHEID SOUTHERN AFRICA
• 4 credits
• Fulfills humanities requirement
• With Albertina Shifotoka, director and instructor of Augsburg Southern Africa program

HIS 188-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• fulfills Humanities requirement.
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

HIS 388-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

FLM 251-X MEXICAN CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT
• 4 credits
• fulfills Fine Arts requirement.
• With Lucia Palmarini, instructor at Augsburg in Mexico

Look for these courses and register on Records and Registration

Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete an annual anti-racism training.

If you haven’t already attended the Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism that took place this past fall or spring semester, you need to attend the make-up training taking place this Thursday, May 12 at 2:30–6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

For more information about the training, visit: https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/anti-racism-training/

To register for the training, visit: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAofumtqT8jH9wRKBEQ0hp3yPaPD8zkw81I

MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) Application is Available

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

For more information about eligibility and the application, please visit the Augsburg American Indian Student Service website: https://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/american-indian-teacher-training-program/.

Click here for the MITTP application!

“3 Days in May” Returns to Campus May 10-12

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s “3 Days in May” is an annual Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) event focused on providing professional development opportunities (and socializing) designed for Augsburg teaching faculty and staff. However, all members of the Augsburg community are welcome! This year’s “3 Days” will take place Tuesday, May 10th – Thursday May 12th from 9am – 4pm in the Hagfors Center.

Please click on the link below to access the program & schedule for “3 Days in May”. Each day’s schedule is in blocks with 30 minute breaks between sessions and a 90 minute break for lunch. Breakfast, mid-morning, and afternoon snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own. Please note that the 3-4pm session on Tuesday, May 10th is “open time” designed to be used by departments, committees, groups, etc. as a flexible time to meet.

As always, please contact Events (events@augsburg.edu) and CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) if you require any type of accommodation for any reason. COVID-19 precautions will follow up-to-the-date guidelines from the CDC and Augsburg University for large group gatherings, are included on the program, and will be updated as conditions change.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mrvMkHAAUSpDzZgXM66INsjF3D5G2jPu/view?usp=sharing

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

submitted by antonsen@augsburg.edu

Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Friday 5/13 to be processed for the Friday, 5/20 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms.

If you have any questions, please email payroll@augsburg.edu.
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Join the Chartering and Commissioning Committees

submitted by harrisgg@augsburg.edu

Hello, my name is Grayson Harris, and I am an incoming Second-Year Student. I am the Chair of the Chartering & Commissioning Committees for the 2022-23 academic year; I want to invite you to apply to one of these Committees (Chartering/Commissioning). These two respected committees are sponsored by the Augsburg Day Student Government.

Do you want to get involved on campus for this upcoming school year? If so, this is an excellent opportunity for you to be involved; by participating in one of these respected Committees as a student, you will learn how to collaborate with other members to get things accomplish; executing plans is key to completing our goals. Once you’re committed to being on the Committee, you are required to attend the weekly meetings when it’s necessary. This involvement is also an excellent way to enhance your resume. I hope you will consider applying for one of these respected Committee(s).

Chartering Committee is responsible for:
– Approve or Disapprove of the New Student Organization that wishes to be recognized by Augsburg University.
– Review all Chartered Day Student Organizations to assess if they have not met all the criteria for recognition by the Senate.

Commissioning Committee is responsible for:
– Assisting in the commissioning process for the Student Organizations.
– Review the Student Organization, recommend any necessary changes to the Augsburg Day Student Organizations, and Approve or Disapprove the application before submitting it to the Senate.

*This is a volunteer positions.

Student Inquiry Form

What’s this Duo Thing for Faculty and Staff Coming June 7?

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We’re having a few virtual and live sessions this month to give an overview of the coming changes to Inside Augsburg logins requiring Duo for faculty and staff. So far we have the below dates scheduled. More will be in amail in the coming weeks.

Friday the 13th at 10-10:30 AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcu-oqD8iGt19fC8aIVY9AORIH5PokjHd

Wednesday the 18th at 9-9:30AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-igrT4qH9cXikr6Ev0d6rVr9whDKqt9

Duo FAQ

Collaborative Painting Today in Old Main 100

submitted by wendland@augsburg.edu

Collaborative Gift for Incoming First-Year Students

Faculty, Staff and Administration,

Would you like to be a part of creating a collaborative gift for our incoming first year students?

Stop by our “Collaborative Workshop” on Wednesday, May 11th anytime between 2:00-4:30pm in Old Main 100 (Painting & Drawing Studio).

We will be creating a large painting (approximately 4-foot x 15-foot) together that will then be cut up into 500+ bookmarks for our incoming first-year students! This year at Opening Convocation, each first-year student will be provided a bookmark to keep as a welcome gift from all of us.

Purpose of May 11th Workshop: to be in community together, learn, experiment and collaborate on creating a gift for our incoming first-years.

Workshop Details:
Materials provided. No art experience required. Come and go as you please.

Purpose of Gift for Students: To create a sense of connection and belonging to our Augsburg community, to remind them that we are all here to support them.

Questions: Contact Lyz Wendland, Director of First-Year Experience, Assistant Professor of Art & Design: wendland@augsburg.edu
If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Lyz Wendland.

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: TODAY

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the fiscal 2023 operating budget approved by the board of regents at its May meeting. John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.

Wednesday, May 11
9 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

Staff Ice Cream Social

submitted by voigtj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Staff Senate invites all staff to come to an ice cream social in the quad on Tuesday, May 24 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Come, make a sundae with your favorite toppings, enjoy time with your friends and colleagues, and have the chance to win from a variety of prizes in the raffle at 2:45 pm, including a Parking Pass for next school year!! Hope to see you there!

Augsburg Staff Senate

Provost Karen Kaivola, Retirement Reception May 12

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community on Thur. May 12, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. in the Quad, as we celebrate Karen’s nine years of service and offer congratulations on her upcoming retirement. Brief remarks will be offered starting at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

We invite staff and faculty to gather and share in this opportunity to thank Karen for her contributions to Augsburg University and offer best wishes!

The Marshall Room has been reserved in case of inclement weather.

Campus Boxes Closing May 16 Unless

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16, 2022) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey (https://forms.gle/872EQGhwK1tCWiPB6) or send us an email (mailship@augsburg.edu) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

Campus Box Survey

Applications are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

Looking for Housing this Summer?

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Are you in need of a place to (sub) rent for the months of June, July and August?

I so, your room will be a part of a shared apartment space with 3 other guys (students at St. Thomas University).

There are two bathrooms (so you will only share with one other person), it has an open kitchen, veranda, laundry, and easy parking. Each bedroom can be locked for privacy.

The apartment is close to Augsburg University, right on River Road, and has access to beautiful nature.

The cost per month is $500 + utilities.

Contact August Hermanson at hermansa@augsburg.edu or call 651 492 0679.

Forum Webinar: Building a Diversity Program as an HR Professional

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 19, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International | Diversity Dashboard
Cost: Free

Many human resources professionals are stepping into the diversity manager role for their organization. This can be a daunting proposition. This session will explore elements of a successful diversity program and the first steps to get started. We will look at ways to stretch budgets by creating building blocks that can expand as resources allow.
Topics will include forming a DEI council, finding diversity champions, forming ERGs, diversity communication tips, engaging senior leaders, and how DEI education can be more than classroom-based learning. We’ll also cover techniques and tools for working in the virtual and hybrid environments.

Learning Outcomes
Learn three tips for starting a DEI council
To ERG or not to ERG: Know the pros and cons to make an informed choice
Explore tools and techniques that are low budget and easy to implement

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/building-a-diversity-program-as-an-hr-professional/

Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join! *looking for females only please*

DEI Anytime, Anywhere: Forum On-Demand

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum’s annual conference is the premier #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion (DEI) learning opportunity, and it’s now available ON-DEMAND!

General Sessions featuring Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, Nonprofit leader, and Former US Presidential & NYC Mayoral candidate), Cassandra Worthy (Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global), and over 60 workshops, trend talks, sessions, and more!

Augsburg Faculty and Staff qualify for a special faculty and staff rate. Contact The Forum at workplaceforum@augsburg.edu to register and get access.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

What’s this Duo Thing for Faculty and Staff Coming June 7?

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We’re having a few virtual and live sessions this month to give an overview of the coming changes to Inside Augsburg logins requiring Duo for faculty and staff. So far we have the below dates scheduled. More will be in amail in the coming weeks.

Friday the 13th at 10-10:30 AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcu-oqD8iGt19fC8aIVY9AORIH5PokjHd

Wednesday the 18th at 9-9:30AM
Sign up at
https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-igrT4qH9cXikr6Ev0d6rVr9whDKqt9

Duo FAQ

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

“3 Days in May” Returns to Campus May 10-12

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s “3 Days in May” is an annual Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) event focused on providing professional development opportunities (and socializing) designed for Augsburg teaching faculty and staff. However, all members of the Augsburg community are welcome! This year’s “3 Days” will take place Tuesday, May 10th – Thursday May 12th from 9am – 4pm in the Hagfors Center.

Please click on the link below to access the program & schedule for “3 Days in May”. Each day’s schedule is in blocks with 30 minute breaks between sessions and a 90 minute break for lunch. Breakfast, mid-morning, and afternoon snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own. Please note that the 3-4pm session on Tuesday, May 10th is “open time” designed to be used by departments, committees, groups, etc. as a flexible time to meet.

As always, please contact Events (events@augsburg.edu) and CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) if you require any type of accommodation for any reason. COVID-19 precautions will follow up-to-the-date guidelines from the CDC and Augsburg University for large group gatherings, are included on the program, and will be updated as conditions change..

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mrvMkHAAUSpDzZgXM66INsjF3D5G2jPu/view?usp=sharing

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next Year – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away is a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different!

Check out the Spring and Summer 2023 program options. Only 1-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, AND HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab – fulfills Science with Lab course (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

GREEN AMSTERDAM: TRAVEL WRITING & URBAN LIVING IN EUROPE’S ECO CAPITAL
• travel in May/June 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Travel Writing (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Introduction to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

INVESTIGATING GREATER MINNESOTA: RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

Applications are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) Application is Available

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

For more information about eligibility and the application, please visit the Augsburg American Indian Student Service website: https://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/american-indian-teacher-training-program/.

Click here for the MITTP application!

Join the Chartering and Commissioning Committees

submitted by harrisgg@augsburg.edu

Hello, my name is Grayson Harris, and I am an incoming Second-Year Student. I am the Chair of the Chartering & Commissioning Committees for the 2022-23 academic year; I want to invite you to apply to one of these Committees (Chartering/Commissioning).

Do you want to get involved on campus for this upcoming school year? If so, this is an excellent opportunity for you to be involved; by participating in one of these Committees as a student, you will learn how to collaborate with other members to get things done; executing plans is key to completing our goals. Once you’re committed to being on the Committee, you are required to attend the weekly meetings when it’s necessary. This involvement is also an excellent way to enhance your resume. I hope you will consider applying for one of these Committee(s).

Chartering Committee is responsible for:
– Approve or Disapprove of the New Student Organization that wishes to be recognized by Augsburg University.
– Review all Chartered Day Student Organizations to assess if they have not met all the criteria for recognition by the Senate.

Commissioning Committee is responsible for:
– Assisting in the commissioning process for the Student Organizations.
– Review the Student Organization, recommend any necessary changes to the Augsburg Day Student Organizations, and Approve or Disapprove the application before submitting it to the Senate.

*This is a volunteer positions

Student Inquiry Form

MNUDL Volunteer Opportunity: Seeking Finance Professionals to Judge Financial Literacy Debates

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited! Judge Debates & Network with Students on May 21st!

The MN Urban Debate League is looking for financial professionals that identify as female or gender non-conforming to judge at our annual Financial Literacy Debate tournament this year!

You do not need debate experience to be a judge. We will provide training and opportunities to ask questions prior to the tournament, and will also be available to support you during the tournament.

Financial Literacy Debate is an innovative program that supports students’ public speaking, critical thinking, and financial literacy skills and knowledge. Our program works to close the gender gap in the financial sector by building the leadership and financial knowledge of high school participants that identify as female or gender non-conforming, through debate. Over the course of the initiative, students meet with their coach after school, learn about the topic area and fundamental economic concepts through an engaging curriculum, hold practice debates, and participate in a competition with other schools.

Our tournament this year is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Augsburg University. The tournament schedule will be as follows:

· 9:30 am: Judge training

· 10:00 am: Judge three debate rounds about the benefits/harms of cryptocurrency

· 1:00: Lunch and networking between students and financial professionals

· 2:00: Awards Ceremony

· 2:30: End

Sign up at our website to be a part of our event at Augsburg University on May 21st from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Thank you for supporting our students as they build their financial literacy skills and explore career pathways in finance!

Volunteer With Us

Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete an annual anti-racism training.

If you haven’t already attended the Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism that took place this past fall or spring semester, you need to attend the make-up training taking place this Thursday, May 12 at 2:30–6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

For more information about the training, visit: https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/anti-racism-training/

To register for the training, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQq-QWdlazJEGUGlY2Z5SBzz9cKqnLj-OUfoEDT8j1kvE-hw/viewform

Summer Housing Available: June, July and August

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Are you in need of a place to (sub) rent for the months of June, July and August?

Your room will be a part of a shared apartment space with 3 other guys (students at St. Thomas University).

There are two bathrooms (so you will only share with one other person), it has an open kitchen, veranda, laundry, and easy parking. Each bedroom can be locked for privacy.

The apartment is close to Augsburg University, right on River Road, and has access to beautiful nature.

The cost per month is $500 + utilities.

Contact August Hermanson at hermansa@augsburg.edu or call 651 492 0679.

I hope to hear from you!

Summer Mental Health Resources

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness & Counseling is closed for the summer, but there are a number of mental health resources still available to Augsburg students. Click on the CWC link below for more information and resources. CWC wishes everyone a summer of rest and renewal, but we encourage you to reach out for support if and when you need it!

1) 24/7 phone support is available all summer long through ProtoCall (just call CWC at 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1)
2) Free, confidential short-term online counseling is available at Walk In Counseling Center (https://walkin.org/)
3) Sexual assault support is available 24/7 through the Aurora Center at the U of M (612-626-9111) (https://aurora.umn.edu/)
4) Self-help resources are available on the CWC website (coping with depression, coping with anxiety, healing from racial trauma, and more) (https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/)
5) Student Support Guide (on the CWC and Student Affairs website) has resources to help you connect on and off-campus for academic needs, mental health needs, physical health needs, and basic living needs. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NY8mwo-IWkA-Im5VpNbbNfxWFiOygE2oVZzroIFMKPI/edit)

Center for Wellness & Counseling

Free Groceries at the Cupboard + Cooking Space at the Food Lab this Summer

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open for shopping starting TODAY, during the following times:

Monday: 3-7pm
Tuesday: 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesday: 3-6pm

All groceries are free!

You can also join Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab this summer every Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 4-6pm for open cooking hours!

We will provide all the kitchen equipment and some basic ingredients, and you can bring any extra ingredients for yourself (or stop by the Campus Cupboard on your way!).

Stay tuned for cooking workshops throughout the summer during these times! If you have any ideas for a workshop — or would like to lead one — don’t hesitate to reach out to campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Justice-Oriented Global Online/Hybrid Courses this Summer Through CGEE

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Check out these online hybrid courses coming up in summer. Justice oriented and taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors at our global sites in Mexico, Central America, and Namibia. Courses take place in summer Term 2 (June 27 to August 12)

HIS 187-S Topics: APARTHEID, MANDELA, AND POST-APARTHEID SOUTHERN AFRICA
• 4 credits
• Fulfills humanities requirement
• With Albertina Shifotoka, director and instructor of Augsburg Southern Africa program

HIS 188-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• fulfills Humanities requirement.
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

HIS 388-XX Topics: THE HISTORY OF QUEER MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA
• 4 credits
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

FLM 251-X MEXICAN CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT
• 4 credits
• fulfills Fine Arts requirement.
• With Lucia Palmarini, instructor at Augsburg in Mexico

Look for these courses and register on Records and Registration

Congratulations to Seven Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Aaron Davis is a Management/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Blessing Kasongoma is a International Business/Marketing double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Athens this Fall 2022

Mohamed (Khadar) Muhumed is an MIS major who just left for a short-term faculty-led program in Greece with Augsburg faculty in Business.

Since 2008, eighty-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships. This round alone, Auggies won over $30,000!

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Maren Stoddard Mack, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats to all seven winners!!

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: TODAY and TOMORROW

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the fiscal 2023 operating budget approved by the board of regents at its May meeting. John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.

Tuesday, May 10
3:30 p.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

Wednesday, May 11
9 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Get a Free Drink and Snacks at Our Advocates for Debate Mixer (May 25, Lake Monster Brewing)

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Attend our Advocates for Debate Mixer to see what this powerful, transformative activity is all about, and how you can support it in MN!

About this event

Are you a former speech and debate competitor? Or perhaps you always wished you had the chance? Come hear about the MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University that provides academic competitive debate programming for over 1,000 students in the Twin Cities metro area.

Enjoy a drink and snacks at Lake Monster Brewing (on us!), and learn how you can get involved. We are launching a new initiative: Advocates for Debate Board. Join leaders from the legal, business, education, and civic community to find out how you can ensure all students have access to the transformative power of debate.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 25th

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (short program at 5:30 pm).

Location: Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160 St. Paul, MN 55114

RSVP is required – please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocates-for-debate-mixer-lake-monster-brewing-tickets-330219203527

As members of the Speech and Debate community, we cheered when incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson credited speech and debate as “The one activity that best prepared me for future success.” Join us to ensure all students have this same opportunity!

Get Your Free Ticket Now

Seasonal HVAC Building Transition Begins

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time.

For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

Forum Podcast Ep. 92: Changing Generational Poverty By Paying People to Learn Tech Skills

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast Irma Olguin Jr. (Bitwise Industries) and Michelle Skoor (Bitwise Industries) explores how the tech industry could use paid apprenticeships to approach systemic inequities in the tech industry and curb generational poverty.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p92/

MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) Application is Available

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

For more information about eligibility and the application, please visit the Augsburg American Indian Student Service website: https://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/american-indian-teacher-training-program/.

Click here for the MITTP application!

MN Urban Debate League Seeks Paid Judges in May and June

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking debate judges for our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. These programs serve middle and high school students at Minneapolis Public Schools, Saint Paul Public Schools, and select suburban partners and charter schools. Both programs are led by community members, who have taken the policy debate format, and tweaked it to support their students’ growth and engagement.

Judges will earn $55 per virtual tournament. No speech & debate experience is needed to be a judge, though it can be helpful – we will fully train you. More things to know:

* Judges listen to debates, provide constructive feedback, and pick a winner. In the process, they help students build confidence and academic skills like critical thinking, deep listening, and argumentation.

* Judges for our Spanish Debate League must be fluent in Spanish.
East African Debate League tournaments are held in English. (You do not have to be East African to judge, but the topic of the debate pertains directly to the community- what are the pros and cons of attending an integrated public school vs. a culturally-specific charter school?).

* Both types of judges must pass a background check and have a supportive, educational mindset.

Tournaments on these dates will be all virtual! Tournaments are generally held from 4:00-7:00 PM on weeknights. We plan to announce any in-person tournaments at a later date, which will be held in the Twin Cities area.

SPANISH DEBATE LEAGUE:

May 12
May 19

EAST AFRICAN DEBATE:

May 31st
June 14th

Further schedule info is here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Are you interested in learning more? Use our contact form and tell us more about you: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/contact-us/

Send Us Your Information

Faculty, Staff & Administration: Participate in Making a Gift for Incoming First-Years

submitted by wendland@augsburg.edu

Collaborative Gift for Incoming First-Year Students

Faculty, Staff and Administration,

Would you like to be a part of creating a collaborative gift for our incoming first year students?

Stop by our “Collaborative Workshop” on Wednesday, May 11th anytime between 2:00-4:30pm in Old Main 100 (Painting & Drawing Studio).

We will be creating a large painting (approximately 4-foot x 15-foot) together that will then be cut up into 500+ bookmarks for our incoming first-year students! This year at Opening Convocation, each first-year student will be provided a bookmark to keep as a welcome gift from all of us.

Purpose of May 11th Workshop: to be in community together, learn, experiment and collaborate on creating a gift for our incoming first-years.

Workshop Details:
Materials provided. No art experience required. Come and go as you please.

Purpose of Gift for Students: To create a sense of connection and belonging to our Augsburg community, to remind them that we are all here to support them.

Questions: Contact Lyz Wendland, Director of First-Year Experience, Assistant Professor of Art & Design: wendland@augsburg.edu
If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Lyz Wendland.

Attention Students: Immediate Summer Job Openings in Student Financial Services

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Attention Students: Immediate Summer Job Openings in Student Financial Services

We are hiring 2-3 student employees for summer, with the potential to extend into the academic year. Training will be provided. Please look for the posting in Handshake, or click this link for more information.

Student Financial Services: Assistant Enrollment Counselor

Get a Free Drink and Snacks at Our Advocates for Debate Mixer (May 25, Lake Monster Brewing)

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Attend our Advocates for Debate Mixer to see what this powerful, transformative activity is all about, and how you can support it in MN!

About this event

Are you a former speech and debate competitor? Or perhaps you always wished you had the chance? Come hear about the MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University that provides academic competitive debate programming for over 1,000 students in the Twin Cities metro area.

Enjoy a drink and snacks at Lake Monster Brewing (on us!), and learn how you can get involved. We are launching a new initiative: Advocates for Debate Board. Join leaders from the legal, business, education, and civic community to find out how you can ensure all students have access to the transformative power of debate.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, May 25th

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (short program at 5:30 pm).

Location: Lake Monster Brewing 550 Vandalia Street #160 St. Paul, MN 55114

RSVP is required – please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocates-for-debate-mixer-lake-monster-brewing-tickets-330219203527

As members of the Speech and Debate community, we cheered when incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson credited speech and debate as “The one activity that best prepared me for future success.” Join us to ensure all students have this same opportunity!

Get Your Free Ticket to the Event

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next Year – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away is a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different!

Check out the Spring and Summer 2023 program options. Only 1-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, AND HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab – fulfills Science with Lab course (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

GREEN AMSTERDAM: TRAVEL WRITING & URBAN LIVING IN EUROPE’S ECO CAPITAL
• travel in May/June 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Travel Writing (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Introduction to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

INVESTIGATING GREATER MINNESOTA: RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.

https://smr.to/p81423, https://mntech.org/talent/stem-scholarships/

Provost Karen Kaivola, Retirement Reception May 12

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Please join the campus community on Thur. May 12, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. in the Quad, as we celebrate Karen’s nine years of service and offer congratulations on her upcoming retirement. Brief remarks will be offered starting at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

We invite staff and faculty to gather and share in this opportunity to thank Karen for her contributions to Augsburg University and offer best wishes!

The Marshall Room has been reserved in case of inclement weather.

Building HVAC Transition and Athletic Turf Replacement

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

The athletic field replacement project begins on Monday, May 9th.

Applications are Now Open for the 2022-23 PRISM Scholars Program

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2022 (graduating by December ‘24)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 27 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/W3kwycuh2uAtHVrV6

“3 Days in May” Returns to campus May 10-12

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s “3 Days in May” is an annual Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) event focused on providing professional development opportunities (and socializing) designed for Augsburg teaching faculty and staff. However, all members of the Augsburg community are welcome! This year’s “3 Days” will take place Tuesday, May 10th – Thursday May 12th from 9am – 4pm in the Hagfors Center.

Please click on the link below to access the program & schedule for “3 Days in May”. Each day’s schedule is in blocks with 30 minute breaks between sessions and a 90 minute break for lunch. Breakfast, mid-morning, and afternoon snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own. Please note that the 3-4pm session on Tuesday, May 10th is “open time” designed to be used by departments, committees, groups, etc. as a flexible time to meet.

As always, please contact Events (events@augsburg.edu) and CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) if you require any type of accommodation for any reason. COVID-19 precautions will follow up-to-the-date guidelines from the CDC and Augsburg University for large group gatherings, are included on the program, and will be updated as conditions change.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mrvMkHAAUSpDzZgXM66INsjF3D5G2jPu/view?usp=sharing

Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete an annual anti-racism training.

If you haven’t already attended the Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism that took place this past fall or spring semester, you need to attend the make-up training taking place on Thursday, May 12 at 2:30–6:00 p.m via Zoom.

For more information about the training, visit: https://sites.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/anti-racism-training/

To register for the training, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQq-QWdlazJEGUGlY2Z5SBzz9cKqnLj-OUfoEDT8j1kvE-hw/viewform

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: TOMORROW and Wednesday

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the fiscal 2023 operating budget approved by the board of regents at its May meeting. John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.
Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget
Tuesday, May 10
3:30 p.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom
Wednesday, May 11
9 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom
To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

DEI Anytime, Anywhere: Forum On-Demand

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum’s annual conference is the premier #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion (DEI) learning opportunity, and it’s now available ON-DEMAND!

General Sessions featuring Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, Nonprofit leader, and Former US Presidential & NYC Mayoral candidate), Cassandra Worthy (Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global), and over 60 workshops, trend talks, sessions, and more!

Augsburg Faculty and Staff qualify for a special faculty and staff rate. Contact The Forum at workplaceforum@augsburg.edu to register and get access.

Learn more at
https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

Available Housing Off Campus: June, July, August 2022

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Are you in need of a place to (sub) rent for the months of June, July and August?

Your room will be a part of a shared apartment space with 3 other guys (students at St. Thomas University).

There are two bathrooms (so you will only share with one other person), it has an open kitchen, veranda, laundry, and easy parking. Each bedroom can be locked for privacy.

The apartment is close to Augsburg University, right on River Road, and has access to beautiful nature.

The cost per month is $500 + utilities.

Contact August Hermanson at hermansa@augsburg.edu or call 651 492 0679.

I hope to hear from you!

Free Groceries at the Cupboard + Cooking Space at the Food Lab this Summer

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open for shopping starting TODAY, during the following times:

Monday: 3-7pm
Tuesday: 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesday: 3-6pm

All groceries are free!

You can also join Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab this summer every Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 4-6pm for open cooking hours!

We will provide all the kitchen equipment and some basic ingredients, and you can bring any extra ingredients for yourself (or stop by the Campus Cupboard on your way!).

Stay tuned for cooking workshops throughout the summer during these times! If you have any ideas for a workshop — or would like to lead one — don’t hesitate to reach out to campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Need Your Augsburg Experience? Take Intercultural Communication Online This Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

If you still need Augsburg Experience, you can take Intercultural Communication (COM 329-A) in summer!

The course instructor is Ann Lutterman‑Aguilar, director and instructor at the Augsburg Mexico study center.

This is an online/hybrid class in summer term 1 (May 9 – June 24) with class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings via zoom

Earn 4 credits and complete your Augsburg Experience!

Register yourself for the class on Inside Augsburg.

COM 329 – course information & registration

MNUDL Volunteer Opportunity: Seeking Finance Professionals to Judge Financial Literacy Debates

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited! Judge Debates & Network with Students on May 21st!

The MN Urban Debate League is looking for financial professionals that identify as female or gender non-conforming to judge at our annual Financial Literacy Debate tournament this year!

You do not need debate experience to be a judge. We will provide training and opportunities to ask questions prior to the tournament, and will also be available to support you during the tournament.

Financial Literacy Debate is an innovative program that supports students’ public speaking, critical thinking, and financial literacy skills and knowledge. Our program works to close the gender gap in the financial sector by building the leadership and financial knowledge of high school participants that identify as female or gender non-conforming, through debate. Over the course of the initiative, students meet with their coach after school, learn about the topic area and fundamental economic concepts through an engaging curriculum, hold practice debates, and participate in a competition with other schools.

Our tournament this year is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Augsburg University. The tournament schedule will be as follows:

· 9:30 am: Judge training

· 10:00 am: Judge three debate rounds about the benefits/harms of cryptocurrency

· 1:00: Lunch and networking between students and financial professionals

· 2:00: Awards Ceremony

· 2:30: End

Sign up at our website to be a part of our event at Augsburg University on May 21st from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Thank you for supporting our students as they build their financial literacy skills and explore career pathways in finance!

Sign Up to Judge Debates

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget 5/10 and 5/11

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the fiscal 2023 operating budget approved by the board of regents at its May meeting. John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget

Tuesday, May 10 3:30 p.m. Marshall Room and Zoom

Wednesday, May 11 9 a.m. Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!

Free Food at the Cupboard + Cooking Space at the Food Lab this Summer

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) will be open for shopping starting Monday, during the following times:

Monday: 3-7pm
Tuesday: 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesday: 3-6pm

All groceries are free!

You can also join Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab this summer every Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 4-6pm for open cooking hours!

We will provide all the kitchen equipment and some basic ingredients, and you can bring any extra ingredients for yourself (or stop by the Campus Cupboard on your way!).

Stay tuned for cooking workshops throughout the summer during these times! If you have any ideas for a workshop — or would like to lead one — don’t hesitate to reach out to campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/foodshelf/

Everyday is Earth Day: Last Day to complete Reflection Survey

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

As we draw Earth Month to a close, I just want to thank all who made the last month such a profound set of experiences and who brought their necessary sustainability perspectives to our collective work. Please share your feedback on Earth Month 2022 events by filling out the survey linked below by Friday 5/6.

Thank you to all of our partners at Augsburg, in our neighborhood, and broader sustainability family for co-creating Earth Month 2022: ESC, EAC, AISA, Sabo Center, Environmental Studies, Augsburg Local, ISAIAH, LEAD Fellows, The Hub Bike Coop, QIPOC, URGO, Dining Services, MN350, Sisterhood Boutique, AASA, DNR, CWC, Rebecca’s Bakery, Campus Ministry, MSA, RLife, Campus Kitchen, Strommen Center, Afro Deli, College of St. Scholastica, and Bemidji State University. A particular thank you to Elder Hope Flanagan, the Jingle Dress Dancers, Little Earth Singers, Dylan Anderson Garbow, Dr. Anton Treuer, Moses Ong, Gayatri Narayanan, Takawi Peters, Noelle Cirisan, Dr. Leah Prussia, Erika Bailey-Johnson, and Bonfire Poets (Alyssa, Sarah, Vinny, Brandyn, and Angelica) for sharing your support, mentorship, art, experiences, and expertise with the ESC team and Earth Month attendees.

A very important shout out to the amazing Environmental Stewardship team of student leaders: Alexa Carrera, Alyssa Parkhurst, Annabella Castillo, Elan Quezada Hoffman, Elijah Abdullah, Gabriela Ortiz-Riera, Gigi Huerta Herrera, Grace Koch Muchahary, Malachi Owens, Mercy Zou Taithul, Nyasa Hendrson Meany, Reginald Oblitely, and Zoe Barany. Their collective leadership, equity-mindednes, authentic teamwork, wisdom, and organizing power brought their Earth Month 2022 vision into reality. This month of events showcased many of their accomplishments from their work this past year and has moved environmental sustainability work forward in profound ways. Thank you to them for their leadership, stewardship, and collective action.

Join us in the garden Tuesdays 12-1 this summer! More fun is to come!

Earth Month 2022 Reflections survey