New Staff Position: 3rd Shift Custodian

The schedule for this position is Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.

This position is responsible for cleaning and servicing designated areas according to the established procedures, area of responsibility and other assignments necessary to perform as assigned by the supervisor or lead.  Follow proper cleaning methods, utilizing equipment for each situation, based on training, to ensure the campus maintains a healthy, safe, and sanitary environment.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  •  General cleaning of area(s) of responsibility including waste removal, vacuuming, carpet cleaning, detail cleaning of restrooms, entries, common areas, wall washing, Kivac as needed, spot cleaning walls, staircases, dust mop, and mop or auto scrub floors.
  •  Detailing area(s) which will include dusting, edge vacuuming, cleaning light fixtures, cleaning and polishing drinking fountains, and straightening furniture and accessories.
  •  Buffing floors, Cleaning Carpets, and deep cleaning restrooms as needed.
  •  Clean all glass entry doors, inside and out. throughout the shift, as needed.
  •  Assist in the coverage of open areas due to vacations, sick calls, and open positions.

Additional Examples of Work Performed: 

  •  Completing work orders.
  •  Clean and maintain all custodial equipment and closets according to set standards.
  •  Clean outside entryways, up to 15 feet from the door, and keep them free of debris and snow.
  •  Summer and school break apartment turn cleaning.
  •  Report damages, acts of vandalism, and needed repairs.
  •  Bio-hazard clean-up.
  •  Assist with event cleanup.
  •  All other duties are assigned by the Facilities Operation Manager, Custodial Supervisor, or Lead Custodian. 

Work environment and Physical Demands:

  •  Continuous standing, walking, lifting, bending, stretching, kneeling, and squatting. 
  •  Exposure to irritating substances: cleaning supplies, etc.
  •  Long or irregular hours: may work days, nights, and weekends.
  •  Exposure to dust, dirt, mold, dampness, and odors.

Important Student Surveys

submitted by stockare@augsburg.edu

Hello all!

I just want to share these surveys with you all in hopes you have a chance to do them. Over the course of winter break. Please and thank you.

Advisory Grades Survey: https://forms.gle/eW69Kxd8n1UUtxVk6

Bike Share Program Survey: https://forms.gle/yDe1qiMXZP2kDSJt5

Wellness Course Survey: https://forms.gle/2Z4cZRsBziknsQ4B8

Library Hours Survey: https://forms.gle/94BXkzugruSb5X1W8

Please fill these out when you are able to do so.

MN Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair is geared toward sophomores and juniors seeking summer internships as well as current seniors seeking full-time careers and employment upon graduation. (December 2022 grads may attend)

Employers from 250+ organizations will be available to discuss potential internship and career opportunities within a variety of academic disciplines.

Registered Employers – https://www.mnpcfair.org

Registration is FREE! FREE transportation to the fair!

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Register and Learn More

Looking for a Great Summer Job?

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM: All disciplines welcome
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 15th – July 28th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

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

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 9th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research or creative activity is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email urgo@augsburg.edu

URGO On-Campus Research

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

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

The 2023 trip will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Applications due February 7, 2023 and can be found at https://jewishminneapolis.org/minne/. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at urgo@augsburg.edu.

*You DO NOT need to be a US citizen*

Eligibility:
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

URGO Academic–Year Research Funds

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. Students are paid $1,400 for 80 hours of research. Research must be completed by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will review proposals on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at shafer@augsburg.edu or urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO On-Campus Research

Make a Difference for Middle Schoolers: Volunteer as a Debate Judge

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Volunteer as a Middle School Debate Judge!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University provides academic competitive debate to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We’re seeking volunteers for the spring season!

Middle school debate judging shifts are now open! No experience? No problem. We will train you. You just need to be able to pass a background check. Debate judges listen to students, provide feedback for them, and choose the winner. In the process, you’ll help students improve their public speaking, argumentation, and academic skills.

Please note that the timing for each shift is 3:30-7:00 PM CST and they are scheduled to be held in person in the Twin Cities Metro (location TBD).

Middle School Debate Shifts

January:
• Tuesday – 1/24/23

February:

• Wednesday 2/1/23
• Thursday 2/2/23
• Tuesday 2/7/2023
• Tuesday 2/14/23
• Wednesday 2/15/23
• Thursday 2/23/23
• Tuesday 2/28/23

March:
• Tuesday 3/7/23
• Wednesday 3/8/23
• Thursday 3/9/23
• Tuesday 3/14/23
• Thursday 3/23/23

Learn more and sign up here! https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Plus, stay tuned for our Spanish Debate League & East African Debate opportunities.

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially Space Physics & Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Mathematics Education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2023 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, pre-Engineering, or Mathematics/Science Education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 30, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/opportunities/research-opportunities/nasa/

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at stottrup@augsburg.edu.

Chemistry Lab Notebooks for Sale

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

I have two chemistry lab notebooks for sale; both in very good condition. I used them for my labs but have taken those pages out—there is still plenty of paper left (likely enough to get you through Gen Chem 1 and 2 or O Chem 1 and 2). They have the special carbon paper which is useful for using one copy to turn in and saving another copy to study/learn from. $5 for both. Email me for more info.

Thanks!
Branwen

Apply to be a Sabo Scholar

submitted by eschenba@augsburg.edu

The Sabo Scholars are juniors and seniors who have an interest in and a commitment to engagement in the political process, public policy, and/or careers in public service. This application is open to students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The scholarship for 2023/2024 is $3,500 and is renewable for one year. Applications are due by March 5.

Apply for Sabo Scholars

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

01/12/2023: 3rd Shift Custodian
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999878009146-3rd-shift-custodian
01/11/2023: Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999877630879-director-of-alumni-relations-annual-giving
01/11/2023: Director of Residence Life
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999868871951-director-of-residence-life

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Campus Kitchen Updates

submitted by huertag@augsburg.edu

We will have our first spring semester workshop on Monday 01/16. We will be making hot chocolate and cookies in Hagfors 108 @4:30 PM. Come and enjoy! Don’t forget to bring a friend. RSVP in the link below.

Spring semester is here and the Campus Cupboard’s hours have been updated. We are excited to announce that we will be open more days! Come and grab some groceries today. We are located in Anderson 26.

Spring Semester Cupboard Shopping Hours:
Mon: 1-6pm
Tue: 1-6pm
Wed: 1-7pm
Thu: 1-6pm
Fri: 11am-3:30pm
Sat: 10am-12pm

Hot chocolate & cookie workshop RSVP

Tenured Faculty Members Needed to Serve as New Faculty Mentors

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg is launching a new Faculty Mentoring program for new (and new-ish) faculty members, and we’re looking for tenured faculty who are knowledgeable about how Augsburg “works” to provide mentoring! We’re looking for at least 11 mentors to “match” with our mentees – mostly first and second year assistant professors.

The basic requirements to be considered as a mentor are (1) you must be a current, tenured member of the Augsburg Faculty and (2) have a general understanding of how the University “works” beyond your department. If you are interested, please complete this short “Application of Interest” posted below no later than Monday, January 23rd (the form also contains more information). All selected members are required to attend Mentor Orientation on the afternoon of Thursday, January 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director at 612-330-1071 or bankers@augsburg.edu.

Application of Interest

My Family Needs Help – Please Donate

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Hello Augsburg Community!

I am a student here at Augsburg and my family has fallen on some tough times. They are facing homelessness if they cannot find a place to live in 6 days. Please donate to their GoFundMe if you are able, or please share the link! We are super grateful for anything that anyone can do to help.

Link to their GoFundMe

Summer Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Study abroad for a few weeks this summer and complete courses and Augsburg Experience. check out the awesome program options below:

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• Travel May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MN
• Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
• Choose 1 course:
*** SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
*** THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
*** INS 292 – 2 credits – optional addition

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel May 4-19, 2023
• Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
*** CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (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, & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN GERMANY

• Travel: May 8-17, 2023
• Choose 1 course:
*** ECO 315: Money and Banking or
*** BUS 362: International Business

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels; or specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry

• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH KOREA

• Travel July 6-19, 2023

• MUS 374 or 474 and graduate course options, too

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

Check out all the program offerings here

Study Abroad Fair – January 18

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in theUSA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, January 18

10am – 2pm

Christensen Center lobby

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for one of three gift cards: Visa, Amazon, or Einstein’s!

Follow us on Instagram to get some sneak peek fair information! @global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Register for Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Ministries invites you to participate in an alternative spring break trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. While in New Orleans, we will be partnering with Rebuilding New Orleans Together, an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life of low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or single head of households with minor children. We will be repairing homes and will have time to explore the city!
Registration: Registration is open for Alternative Spring Break. $100 fee due upon registration
Registration Process:
Complete registration form 2023 Registration
Bring $100 registration fee and copy of health insurance card to Janice Dames in Campus Ministry Office, 104 Foss
Dates of Trip: March 11-18, 2023
Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $275, includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. Please register by February 17, 2023. Please let us know if the cost presents a barrier to participation for you.
Sponsored By: Campus Ministry
Questions: Contact Pastoral Intern, Hannah Sackett at sacketth@augsburg.edu or Pastor John Schwehn at schwehn@augsburg.edu or stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104
The trip is available as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the online registration form if you would like this to be an Augsburg Experience and contact Pastor John Schwehn.

Alternative Spring Break Registration Form

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus This Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Travel! Earn Credits! Complete Augsburg Experience!

Short-term study abroad AND away in Summer 2023 – check out the awesome program options below:

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

IMMIGRATION STORIES & COMMUNITY BUILDING IN RURAL MN
• Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
• Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
*** SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
*** THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
*** INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May 2023
• Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
*** CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (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, & 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

Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? Use TutorMe!

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Get Your Flu Shots and Covid Boosters at The People’s Center

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Get your FLU SHOTS and COVID BOOSTERS at the People’s Center! Call 612-332-4973 to schedule an appointment or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/ for more information. You can also get FREE RAPID TESTS at The People’s Center, just walk up Riverside Avenue to 425 20th Avenue South, where you’ll find boxes of tests in the lobby.

If you are interested in volunteering at The People’s Center, you can email Sieglinde Thetard at thetards@peoples-center.org

Chapel: Transgender Day of Remembrance

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a service about the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tristan Crowell, LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager, will be our speaker this morning. There also will be a Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil held in the Marshall Room today at 6:00 pm, hosted by the Queer Pride Alliance and Queer Indigenous and People of Color.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

submitted by crowellt@augsburg.edu

LGBTQIA+ Student Services, Queer Indigenous People of Color, and Queer Pride Alliance invite Augsburg students, staff, and faculty to join us for the Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil today Nov. 21. The vigil will be held from 6-7 PM in the Marshall Room. Join us as we honor the lives we have lost in the past year. This space is prioritizes queer (especially trans-and non-binary students, staff, and faculty) and we ask all cis-gender, heterosexual vigil attendees be extra mindful of the space they are occupying in their allyship. We hope to see you there.

Reminder: First-Generation Survey for Augsburg Faculty and Staff

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

In recognition of First-Generation College Celebration Day (Nov. 8), the departments of TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO McNair Scholars, and Multicultural Life are asking faculty and staff to complete this brief First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey. The information collected will be used to create ongoing resources and support for first-generation students here at Augsburg. Please provide as much information as you’re comfortable sharing.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey or about the Augsburg First-Generation project, please contact Magaly Ortiz, TRIO Student Support Services (ortiz@augsburg.edu) or Lara Crombie, TRIO McNair Scholars Program (crombie@augsburg.edu).

First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey

Kao Nou Moua, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel Tomorrow

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us on Tuesday November 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Dr. Kao Nou Moua, Assistant Professor of Social Work and BSN Field Director, will share her story, “Turning Out Into the World.” Come and learn more about Kao Nou, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Discussion of Student and Faculty NSSE-FSSE Survey Data HC 106 Wednesday, November 9

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Immediately preceding the next faculty meeting, please join the assessment committee from 3 – 3:30pm on Wednesday, November 9th, in Hagfors Center room 106 for an opportunity to discuss the results of a recent pair of high-quality surveys of students and faculty.

In the spring of 2022, hundreds of Augsburg First Year and Senior students completed the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This survey measures students’ perception of Academic Challenge, Student-Faculty Interactions, Quality of Interactions, and experience with High Impact Practices. Meanwhile, tens of faculty members (proportionally, a fine result!) provided their perception of students’ experiences in these same domains on the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE).

The combined NSSE-FSSE results offer a unique opportunity to directly compare student and faculty perspectives on a wide range of academic issues. Whether you teach in upper or lower-division courses – and regardless of your academic discipline – these data offer something for everyone.

A copy of the summary report will be made available to faculty members who RSVP in advance of the session. We will set aside the majority of the time for discussion of the results, so we encourage attendees to preview the findings. A recording of the event will be available for those who are unable to attend. Unfortunately, any recording can’t possibly offer the thrills and excitement of first-hand experience with such breathtaking data, so in-person attendance is highly encouraged.

RSVP for the discussion session

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn Up to $35)

submitted by schacht5@augsburg.edu

This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form: https://tinyurl.com/Skill-Building

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research Lab at Augsburg University (iwellLab@augsburg.edu or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr. Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail: ajayi@augsburg.edu, Phone: 612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Staff Senate Greet and Treats and Greenhouse Open House—TODAY

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Join your fellow Augsburg staff in Hagfors lobby on Thursday November 3, 2022 from 1-2:30pm for snacks, drinks, as well as stop by the Greenhouse and check out everything Hagfors has to offer. This time links up with the Hagfors Greenhouse open house from noon-3pm. Come meet your staff senators, new Augsburg staff and catch up with each other! Come for 5 minutes or stay the whole time — we would love to see as many of you there as possible! There will be sweet treats, juice and coffee in Hagfors lobby area. Hope to see you there!

Nominations for Auggie Pride—Month of November

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

Do you know someone who has recently completed a significant project, implemented an innovative idea, or worked creatively across divisions or departments? If so, nominate them for an Auggie Pride Award today!

We are taking nominations for the month of November!

The Auggie Pride Awards are part of a peer recognition program that honors individual staff members who have made a significant contribution to department, division, or University-wide goals. All nominations are submitted through an online form and considered by Staff Senate. Nominations are kept on a rolling basis throughout the Academic Year, and awards are distributed to two staff every month.

Those honored will receive a letter from Staff Senate (including some text from the nomination letters) and a $25 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Auggie Pride Submission Form

Join Women in STEM (WIS) for the Kick-Off Meeting Today!

submitted by jorenbyb@augsburg.edu

Hello STEM Students and Faculty,

We invite you to join Women in STEM (WIS) for a meet and greet TODAY, 6-7pm in Hagfors 108 (aka the Food Lab). This is an opportunity to introduce yourself, get to know other members, and have a casual and open discussion of our goals, hopes, and challenges. Snacks will be provided!

About WIS: WIS at Augsburg is open to all people who support women and other minority groups within STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). Although women are graduating with science degrees in increasing numbers, their count diminishes by the time they reach the workforce and representation is even less at more senior levels. Some of the identified reasons for the prominent disparity in the STEM workforce include a variety of obstacles that women face at different stages of their lives and careers. Fixing some of these “broken rungs” in the “ladder to success” can contribute toward achieving gender parity. Augsburg’s WIS group is made of students and faculty with this goal to create community support regarding disparities in the STEM field. It supports and organizes activities that bridge professional, personal, and cultural enrichment such as hosting networking and career development events where students can find mentors, listening to “success” stories, and meeting with professionals. Learning about existing disparities and practices to tackle in STEM can help students talk about and address various successes and challenges in their educational endeavors and in future workplaces.

For more info or to ask any questions, please contact Dr. Moumita Dasupta (dasgupta@augsburg.edu) or Branwen Jorenby (jorenbyb@augsburg.edu).

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? Use TutorMe!

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students—don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicant in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:
Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:
• Check out the Boren website (https://www.borenawards.org/) to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff: https://youtu.be/Sfx-PxbwlSE
• Let us know your interest by contacting Maren Stoddard Mack (stoddard@augsburg.edu) or URGO staff (urgo@augsburg.edu) by November 28th.
• Send application essay drafts to urgo@augsburg.edu – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.
Final applications are due February 1st!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

Apply to Be a 2023 Orientation Leader

submitted by litzinga@augsburg.edu

Interested in welcoming the class of 2027 and being apart of the Orientation Team? Then you should apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leaders are responsible for administering successful Orientation Programs, including SOAR, Transfer SOAR, and Auggie Days. Orientation Leaders work as a team to create a welcoming and inclusive environment to ensure that new first-year and transfer students have quality transitional experiences as they are introduced to Augsburg University.

Both part 1 and part 2 of the application process is due by Noon on Monday, November 7th.

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please email campuslife@augsburg.edu.

We hope to see your application!

PART 1, APPLY HERE!

Join CTL and CWC for a Zoom Session on Faculty Well-Being: November 16, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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Teaching faculty and staff are consistently called to support and care for their students, sometimes in complex and challenging situations. In order to fulfill this role, teaching faculty and staff must also have tools, environments, and strategies that promote care and balance for themselves. This session, hosted by CTL, the Health and Well-Being Task Force and CWC, will focus on helping teaching faculty and staff consider strategies and perspectives that can improve their own sense of professional and personal well-being.

This session will be recorded and available on the CTL website home page by Nov 23, 2022.

Zoom Meeting Link (Wed Nov 16th 3:30-4:30pm)

Zoom Meeting Link

2023 Open Enrollment Information Session—November 7 at 6 p.m.

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Open Enrollment begins Monday, November 7 and continues through Friday, November 18. This is the only time of year outside of a qualifying life event when benefits-eligible employees may elect or change their benefit options, connect with the informative resources to help make the best decisions to meet their needs and enroll for the coming year.

During open enrollment, no action means no coverage. Employees who fail to act by November 18 will not have coverage effective January 1, 2023, and should wait until the next open enrollment period to elect coverage, unless a qualifying life event occurs.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend open enrollment information sessions to learn more.

11/7 6pm General Open Enrollment – Virtual (https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/96169394717)

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions about these events.

2023 Benefits Guide

Applying for Paid Research Opportunities in STEM Workshop and Dinner

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Augsburg will be hosting an in-person event focused on applying to paid research opportunities in STEM that is open to students, staff, and faculty from Augsburg and the broader community.

Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM
Thursday, November 10, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Hagfors Center 150, Augsburg University

Workshop for students, staff, and faculty on identifying and applying for summer research opportunities with information on research programs such as National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

Panel for students: Student and alumni experiences

Panel for faculty and staff: Supporting equitable access and participation with representatives from The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN), ATP-Bio ATP-Bio , and The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MSERC)

Community dinner for students, staff, and faculty

Since dinner is provided, advance registration is greatly appreciated.

Register for Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

TODAY: Greenhouse First Thursday

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Want to see what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month. Come enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

The next First Thursday is today, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

event flyer

Thank You for Salsa Night and Garífuna Drum Workshops

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The Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies and the Global Twin Cities Scholars Program wishes to thank professors Rafael Rodríguez and Kate Reinhardt for bringing jazz percussionist Jonathan Alarcón from Tegucigalpa, Honduras to our campus for a month to enrich and inform our music program, our Spanish classes, and Global Twin Cities AugSem about Garífuna Afroíndignous music and culture with hands-on experiential learning through Afro caribbean jazz workshops.

We are deeply grateful to Jonathan Alarcón, jazz percussionist whose presence on campus immersed our students in Spanish language and Honduran culture as he led master classes with the Augsburg Jazz band. We wish to thank Prof. Rafael Rodríguez, director of the jazz orchestra who organized Augaburg’s amazing evening of Latin American Salsa Night, featuring Jonathan’s percussion, and who coordinated master classes for Augsburg students to study with him in preparation for the concert.

Thank you to everyone in the Augsburg community who hosted and attended workshops, master classes, and concerts to hear and learn about Honduran Garifuna / Afro-Caribbean instruments and rhythms.

We wish Jonathan safe travels back to Honduras and extend our deepest thanks to Prof. Kate Reinhardt and Prof. Rafael Rodriguez for your extraordinary work to make this semester of Afroíndignous jazz music possible for our community.

Taco ‘Bout Your Resume Review Event

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Get your RESUME REVIEWED before the Internship and Career fair on September 28, 2022!

Two options:

1) Sign up for an in-depth, 20 minute resume review with a recruiting expert from Katapult Network, or drop-in for a quick 5-minute consultation. After your resume questions are answered, stick around for a TACO! Spots for the 20 minute sessions are limited, so sign-up early! Register via Handshake for your one-on-one resume review.

2) Drop-In Resume Hours – M, W, F – 10:30am-3:30pm located in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. Have your resume reviewed by our trained Peer Advisor.

Questions? Call 612-330-1148 or email careers@augsburg.edu

Internships Summer 2023 and Full-Time Jobs—Learn More

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The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to invite students to attend the on-campus internship and career fair on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Foss Center.

Many organizations do their recruiting for summer 2023 internships and entry-level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. In fact, employers like 3M, US Bank, and Ameriprise Financial have application deadline dates in late September.

Register and learn more about the employers that will be attending and job fair prep sessions at augsburg.joinhandshake.com

Register and Learn More

Prepare + Prosper Volunteer and Skill-Building Opportunity

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Prepare + Prosper is an organization that, through volunteers and strong community partnerships, brings free tax services to build financial wellbeing for low-income taxpayers! They facilitate tax clinics throughout the Twin Cities region that provide free tax preparation and financial products to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. For the 2023 tax season, they are looking for more than 400 new volunteers to meet the current demands in our community.

This is a great opportunity to learn the practical skills gained in the tax clinic–interpersonal and technical–that are invaluable in gaining work experience for a variety of professions including those in business and social work. Prepare + Prosper is prepared and excited to work with student volunteers seeking class credit and internship requirements. You can register on Handshake or check out their website to learn more.

Check out the Prepare + Prosper website

Farewell to Kristen Cooper Open House

submitted by huntert2@augsburg.edu

Kristen shared some bittersweet news—she has accepted a new role at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School as their Vice President for Development. I’m excited to see how Kristen lives out her vocational calling in ways that benefit their compelling mission.

In this role, Kristen will be leading their efforts in fundraising, advancement services and alumni relations. She’s particularly excited about opportunities to work with local corporations and foundations, as well as their president, who just began this summer.

Kristen plans for September 20 to be her last day. Please join me in congratulating Kristen on Tue Sep 20, 2022 3pm – 4pm in OGC 300.

Reserve Your Ticket TODAY for the MNUDL Mayors Challenge on September 22

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. September 15th is the last day to get your ticket to the MNUDL Mayors Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration: The Great NATO Debate. Nearly 90% of seats are sold! Secure your spot: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/event/mnudl-mayors-challenge-2022/

Join us at the American Swedish Institute from 5:00 PM-7:45 PM on 9/22 for a showcase debate, performed by our students, on the topic of NATO and the Nordic Countries.

Her Excellency Ambassador of Sweden, Karin Olofsdotter, and Torleiv Opland, Deputy Chief of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., will join and speak with us virtually. They’ll be joined in person by other VIPs at our 10th Anniversary of the Mayors Challenge: The Great NATO Debate, including Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz (confirmed), Mayor Jacob Frey (confirmed), and Mayor Melvin W. Carter III (invited), and our emcee, MPR News Senior Reporter Nina Moini (our emcee).

We will also hear from Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor of the United States, virtually as he accepts his 2022 Champion of Change Award.

Find the schedule of events here:

5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.

6:00 – Dinner Begins

6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz

6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors

7:00 – Ambassador Panel

7:30 – Champions of Change

7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/event/mnudl-mayors-challenge-2022/

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON? You can also book a virtual ticket for a discounted price. Virtual tickets are free, with a suggested $25 donation. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-mnudl-mayors-challenge-the-great-nato-debate-virtual-version-tickets-419024632957

Share Your Skills and Do Meaningful Part-Time Work: Become a Debate Coach for the MNUDL

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Now Hiring: Community Debate Coaches

The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Lean more about our work here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/

Looking for a way to build leadership skills, mentor aspiring debaters, and earn extra money in a meaningful way? Become a debate coach with the MNUDL! We are currently seeking community coaches for 2022 Fall Semester (Sept.-December) debate programming.

Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred. Although we primarily practice policy debate, folks with other forms of debate experience are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be able to travel within the Twin Cities Metro for weekday practices and weekend tournaments. The MNUDL is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including BIPOC candidates, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people with disabilities. We believe debate is for everyone, and that includes our coaches! Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Payment is $2,250 for the fall semester, plus up to an additional $1,500 based on incentives and duties! Please contact our Program Director, Jake Swede at swedej@augsburg.edu for application details.

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/work-with-us/

2022 Oyaté Retreat

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Hello Auggies!

Join us on our annual Oyaté Retreat! For 3 days & 2 nights, we will be engaging in team building activities, food, and building a community! Registrations are open now!

Hosted by:
Augsburg Asian Student Association
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association,
Augsburg Latin American Students,
International Student Organizations,
Pan-Afrikan Student Union,
Queer Indigenous and People of Color

When: Friday, Sep 23rd to Sunday, Sep 25th

Make sure to RSVP in the link below
https://bit.ly/3TOricC

For any questions or concerns, contact mlife@augsburg.edu

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

2022 Oyaté Retreat- Auggie Life

CTL Event September 21: Actively Engaging Students in the Classroom

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Want to add some energy to your classroom and enhance student learning? Join Su Dorée on Wednesday, September 21st in HC152 from 3:40-4:40pm for a hands-on session showcasing techniques to actively and equitably engage students during class. Appropriate for faculty at all levels of experience with active learning from beginners to experts. As always, if you need any accommodations to fully participate in this session please contact CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) or Events (events@augsburg.edu).

TOMORROW: Learn About the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance

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What is the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA)?

Called LS-NSSA for short, this program is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to increase the number of Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Augsburg LS-NSSA program provides stipends, research opportunities, and more to students who meet the eligibility criteria and complete a brief program application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you will hear back soon after applying. All students are welcome to participate in LS-NSSA events and programming but to receive program funding, a completed application is required.

How can I learn more about LS-NSSA?

To learn more, attend the following application session, or email stem@augsburg.edu with any questions. Interested students are invited to fill out the application.

The application session will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022.
In-person session, 3:30 – 4:00 PM, Hagfors Center, Room 150A
Stop by and complete the LS-NSSA application
Meet scholars and learn about more upcoming events
Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at brookinj@augsburg.edu or stem@augsburg.edu.

To learn more about LS-NSSA, visit the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance website

TODAY: Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

TriBeta and the Biology Dept. Greenhouse are holding their annual plant sale!

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 10 a.m. — 3 pm.
Where: Lobby of the Christensen Center

Stop by and pick up a new green friend for your dorm room or office windowsill! We’ll have a great selection of easy-care species, bromeliads, orchids, succulents, mature cacti, goldfish plants and even a few sought-after aroids. We have very limited numbers of the most desirable plants, so get there early!

Cash or card. Plant prices start at $5, and earnings go directly toward supporting TriBeta and Greenhouse activities.

Plant sale flyer

CLASS Office (Disability Resources) Fall Drop-In Hours

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CLASS Office disability specialists will be available to meet in person in the CLASS Office for brief (15 minutes or less) check-ins. Come to Lindell Library 216, second floor, behind the large silver desk. Times/availability subject to change. Students attending drop-in times do not have to meet with their assigned specialist.

Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesdays 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Back to School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information.”

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Write for the Student Newspaper! Echo General Meeting Today

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The Echo will start a new issue today! Cover a student org event, submit your art or poetry, use our advice column, voice an opinion about campus or even attend a sports game for us – there is something for everyone!

All students are PAID for contributing to the Echo ($15 per article) and do not have to write weekly!

Meet us in our office in the Auggie’s Nest (lower level Christensen Center) at 11:30-11:50am today to hear our editors pitches!

Want to learn more about the Echo? Follow our Instagram @augsburg_echo or visit our website augsburgecho.com

(The Echo is completely student produced and is not an affiliated with Augsburg marketing.)

New Year in Central Services

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With the 2022-23 school year we have some changes to the Central Services. We are going down to a three-person staff:

Billy Callen – Copy Center
Jeni Long – Mail Room/Site Lead
Cody Hua – Shipping/Receiving

With the change in staffing levels we need to change the print project lead time to 24-hours. Please be sure to call the Copy Center (612-330-1054) before submitting anything needed sooner. The smoothest process to having your print job completed in time is to submit it using the Augsburg Copy Request system, https://sites.augsburg.edu/centralservices/copy-center-costs/.

Printer support calls/paper request may now take up to 3 hours for Central Services to have someone free to come and look at it. Please call us when your put in your second to last ream of paper to avoid being completely out of paper. If you do not have a back up printer option please ask IT how to add the printer driver to your computer so if the main printer you use is waiting for service you have another option to send your documents to. The Copy Center is also an option at the link above.

Central Services Home

Chapel: Morning Prayer

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am for a service of morning prayer. During this service we will also install our campus ministry musician Brian De Young. Brian De Young (he/him) joins Augsburg University after many years in church music ministry in congregations in Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota. In addition to his role in Campus Ministry, he currently serves as the Director of Music at Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul. With a bachelor’s degree in organ performance and graduate education in both church music and piano performance, Brian is a musician of broad skills and wide-ranging interests. Outside of Augsburg he may be seen performing classical chamber music, singing Renaissance and Baroque choral music, playing in a theatre pit orchestra, or on keys at a Twin Cities Tango Collective event. He lives in South Minneapolis with his partner Alena, daughters Nina and Elisabeth, and rescue mutt Copper.

Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a staff or faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature staff and faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Interested in Becoming a Physician Assistant?

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The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their first meeting on Monday, Sept. 19th, during chapel time (10:35-11:05 am). Location is TBD. We aim to learn about and promote passion for the PA profession, share opportunities and host workshops to ready us for PA school, and grow our community through events and volunteer opportunities. The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA.

We hope to see you there!
Branwen

Interested In Applying to Be an AugSem Leader?

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Are you interested in a paid on-campus position here on campus? If the answer is yes, Augsburg University’s Campus Life is looking for a student leader to assist faculty and provide peer mentorship in an Augsburg Seminar class from 8:20 to 9:30am on Tuesdays during the fall semester! You must be available to work during this time and work an average of 3 to 5 hours per week. This is a great resource for students to gain leadership experience and to be more involved on campus. Please contact the AugSem Program Assistants (augsem@augsburg.edu) for more information.

AugSem Leader Application

Students: Gain Experience and Professional Skills With a Part-Time Job

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Even if your part-time job isn’t in the field you hope to build your career around, it can still provide opportunities to learn, develop valuable professional skills, and gain experience. Not only can the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work Team help you find a part-time job, they can help you tell the story of your experience in a way that will show employers what you have to offer. Visit the Strommen Center’s website for Part-Time Job Resources.

Still not convinced that a part-time job can help you develop valuable professional skills? Read about how a student’s food service job at Chipotle helped them serve up professional skills like interpersonal and communication skills, time management, leadership, and teamwork!

https://joinhandshake.com/blog/students/food-service-professional-skills/

Part-Time Job Resources

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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Augsburg students with disabilities come meet one another, enjoy some candy and create community! Auggie Connect begins Tuesday September 20 from 4-5 pm.
Meet in the Riverside Room in Christensen Center or join virtually via Google Meet.
Auggie Connect will meet every Tuesday.
On Google Meet join with the nickname: auggieconnect
For questions or disability-related accommodations contact CLASS staff Cassie Charles ccharles@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1648

Apply for Professional Development Funds by October 1

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding), the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is October 1, 2022.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than October 3, 2022. You can find the request form, as well as a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding this year, on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions please contact ctl@augsburg.edu.

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

Ordering Packages

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

As companies like Amazon and Target have switched to using flex drivers to deliver their packages we seeing packages delivered all over campus instead of to the Shipping/Receiving Department. We have been trying to fix the issue of packages being left in random places around campus. If you see a package delivered to someplace other then Shipping/Receiving please let us know or bring it in so we can get it to the correct person.

To help the flex drivers find the correct building please use the Christensen Center’s building address when ordering instead of the general campus address. Please make sure you have your full name on the order.

Your Name
720 22nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Central Services Hours and Locations

Students: Be Aware of Predatory “Work-From-Home” Student Job Advertising

You may see sidewalk chalk markings around campus promising virtual work opportunities. Please be aware of possible scams if you’re searching for jobs.

Do not respond to suspicious and/or “too good to be true” unsolicited job emails/phone calls/texts, or in this case, chalk advertising.

This advertising is not authorized or affiliated with Augsburg Student Employment in any way. If you’re looking for an on-campus job, you’ll find those legitimate opportunities on Handshake. If you ever have questions, please connect with studentemployment@augsburg.edu for help.

Chapel: Mindful Meditation

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am for a 20 minute morning meditation service led by Tori Remer, Pastoral Intern and with music performed by Andrea Sorum, Campus Ministry Musician. Chapel services are recorded and are available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel. Yesterday we held a service In recognition of two years of the pandemic, holding space for grieving those we have lost and reflecting on the challenges and losses.

Service Marking the Onset of the Covid Emergency

Apply for the 2022-2023 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars – Deadline is February 28, 2022

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

CURRENT STUDENTS:
Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?
Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.
In these programs, you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in faith-based non-profits, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive at least a $2,000 scholarship.
Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2022-23 academic year.
Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2022-23 academic year.
APPLYING: Details about the process are available:
Christensen Scholars: http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/christensen-scholars-program/
Interfaith Scholars: https://www.augsburg.edu/interfaith/interfaith-scholars/
Sabo Scholars: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/2021/01/27/sabo-scholars-2021-2022/

The application deadline is February 28, 2022.

Questions? Contact:
Christensen Scholars: Jeremy Myers at myers@augsburg.edu
Interfaith Scholars: Matt Maruggi at maruggi@augsburg.edu or interfaith@augsburg.edu
Sabo Scholars: Andy Aoki at aoki@augsburg.edu or sabocenter@augsburg.edu

Information Session Alternative Spring Break

submitted by remerv@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Campus Ministry will be hosting an information session for its Alternative Spring Break Trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will be on Sunday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, located in the Foss Building. This is for anyone interested in going on this trip or those who have already signed up. We will be going over transportation, our COVID-19 protocols, some of the service sites, the Augsburg Experience component, and much more!

If you have any questions, please email Tori Remer at remerv@augsburg.edu.

https://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/alternativespringbreak/

Love Learning Again? Use TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Faculty Grant Applications to Support Scholarship Now Open

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The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are pleased to offer two types of grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship in Summer 2022 and/or during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Scholarship Grant provides up to $4000 to support the scholarly endeavors of full-time Augsburg faculty.

The Provost’s Internationalization Grant provides up to $2500 to support the collaboration of full-time Augsburg faculty with an Augsburg CGEE Global site or with existing international partner institutions.

Both grant applications are open until Friday, March 4, 2022 at noon and funds awarded will be available beginning June 1, 2022. To read the full Call for Proposals for each of these grants and apply, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website.

As always, please feel free to contact the CTL director, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu), if you have any questions that are not answered on that page!

https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/annual-grant-offerings/

Faculty and Staff: Want to Do an ED Talk this Spring?

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Do you have a teaching strategy that has worked especially well during the pandemic era of teaching? Are you doing something in your practice that you think others might benefit from knowing? Please consider sharing your ideas by presenting an ED Talk this spring!

CTL ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) take place immediately before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom and recordings are archived on the CTL website. Presenters have 15 minutes to present in any way they choose (as long as it is compatible with synchronous Zoom). CTL’s theme for the 2021-2022 academic year is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, a broad topic that looks to our current “new normal” and beyond.

CTL is recruiting ED Talk presenters for the following dates (same dates as Faculty Meetings):
February 16, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the short form below and CTL will get back to you with the options available! If you have any questions, please contact CTL Director Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu).

https://forms.gle/pRzvZd3z186LaadF8

Meet the Environmental Stewardship Team

submitted by mcdaniem@augsburg.edu

Check out the latest Sabo Center blog post about our incredible Environmental Stewardship team and the 8 projects they’re leading that address intersecting challenges of an ongoing pandemic, systemic social injustices, economic disparity, and climate crisis. For the latest updates and ways to get involved follow us on Instagram @sustainable_augsburgu

Read the blog post here!

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application are Closing Soon

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application is closing soon! This is a great opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students in the Augsburg Day Program. Those who are eligible can be awarded between 2,500-5,000 annual, renewable awards.

If you are a current scholarship recipient and want to renew your award make sure to fill the application!

These scholarships include: ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship, LQBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship, and Scholastic Connection Scholarship.

DACA and undocumented students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply. Promise, Presidential and ActSix Scholarship recipients and International Students (F-1 and J-1) are not eligible for this award.

**Application must be submitted by 4:00 pm Friday, February 4, 2022**

If you have any questions, please contact the office of Multicultural Life at mss@augsburg.edu.

Multicultural Life Scholarship information

Multicultural Life is Hiring for Program Managers – Share With Your Connection

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Multicultural Life Program Manager positions are now open for professionals to apply! Augsburg colleagues, please share this posting with your peers. These positions are a great opportunity for people who enjoy working with Native American community, Black and Afrikan American community, Latinx community, and LGBTQIA+ community.

We are looking for people who have 3 years or more experiences within these communities. Feel free to contact mss@augsburg.edu if you or your contacts have any questions about the job postings.

Students who think they have mentors who would be a good fit for these positions, please share this with them as well.

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Position Description
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141186

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141177

Latinx Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141178

American Indian Student Services Program Manager
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=141173

MNUDL Middle School Debate Volunteer Shifts Now Open – Sign Up Today

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

BE A VOLUNTEER, IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY: JUDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATES

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University that provides academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

Our new debate season begins very soon! Middle school debate tournaments will happen from January-March, and we need your help to make it happen!

Judges observe debate rounds, pick a winner, and provide feedback to both teams. No experience needed- we’ll train you! We’re looking for all people who are interested in supporting students as they improve their argumentation and public speaking skills.

Judge at virtual and in-person tournaments, from 3:30-7:00, on these dates:

Tuesday February 8th
Thursday February 17th
Monday February 28th
Tuesday March 8th
Thursday March 10th
Monday March 14th
Tuesday March 29th

Learn more and sign up on our website: https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/volunteer-2/sign-up/

This Summer: Join MDAW for an On-Campus Day Camp for Middle and High School Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Hello from the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University!

We have hosted the Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) at Augsburg University for more than a decade. Last year, camps were held virtually. We’re back for 2022!

We are excited to invite your child to speech & debate camp at MDAW this summer- now with in-person and virtual options!

Join us for deep learning, skill-building, fun, and community this summer. Both in-person and virtual options are available. In-person camp takes place at Augsburg University’s campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Scholarships are available; the priority deadline is April 15. Email mnudl@augsburg.edu for more information about scholarships.

Attend Our Virtual and In-Person Summer Camp Options:

Week 1: June 20-26

* High School Policy Debate- Advanced (Virtual & In-Person): 9am – 6pm
* Middle School Policy Debate (In-Person): 9am – 3pm
* High School Student Congress (In-Person): 9am – 6pm
* High School Public Forum (Virtual): 9am – 6pm (NEW!)

Week 2: June 27-July 1

* High School Policy Debate- All Levels (Virtual & In-Person): 9am-6pm
* Middle School Congress: 9am-3pm
* High School Public Forum (In-Person): 9am – 6pm (NEW!)
* Middle School Policy Debate (Virtual): 9am – 3pm
* High School Debate & Argumentation (NEW!)

Week 3: July 5-July 9

* High School Policy Debate- All Levels (Virtual & In-Person): 9am-6pm
* Middle School Speech Camp (Virtual & In-Person): 9am – 3pm
* Middle School Spanish Debate Summer Camp (Virtual): 9am-3pm (NEW!)

Learn more and register now! If you plan to apply for a scholarship, please select the “Financial Aid Applicants Only” option to pay a $5 deposit instead of the full registration amount.

We are looking forward to seeing you at camp!

Check out our link for more information:
https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/

New – Forum Podcast, Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Lilian Eilers (The Blue Ocean Company) answer questions from listeners that attended our December 16, 2021 webinar Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p86

Stay Up to Date with Your Student Account

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

Your student account (aka Cashnet) is located in Records & Registration on your Augnet portal. It has information regarding your current balance, recent transaction history, monthly statements, payment plans, online payment options, and 1098-T forms.

If you have any questions in regards to your student account, contact Student Financial Services at studentfinances@augsburg.edu.

Need to talk to a Financial Aid Counselor? Click here to set up a meeting with us!

Apply Now: Writing Job for Students in Business, Communication Studies, or English

submitted by weirick@augsburg.edu

Want a student job in marketing, business, and communication?

Put your writing skills and eye for detail to work. Augsburg’s marketing and communication team is searching for a motivated student who wants to get hands-on experience in writing, editing, and marketing. This position helps write and edit content for the website, digital ads, print collateral like posters and mailers, plus long and short articles for magazines.

Learn more about the marketing assistant copywriter position, and apply as soon as possible.

Apply here or on Handshake >

Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Take a Spanish Course This Summer in Mexico

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skill? Take a class with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Multiple programs for all levels of Spanish skill are available, in one of the most affordable study abroad programs available to Auggie AND complete your Augsburg Experience!

Check out these program options, and apply by March 1

LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN MEXICO

• various dates throughout summer

• 4-12 credits

• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements

• independent study or internship also possible

MEDICAL SPANISH & CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP in MEXICO

• June 8 – July 31

• 8 credits

• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals

• INS/SPA 399: Observership

SPANISH FOR MINISTRY & PUBLIC THEOLOGY in MEXICO

• June 8 – July 24

• 8 credits

• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I

• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry

• Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Study Abroad and Away Fair – February 16

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, February 16

10am – 2pm

Christensen Center lobby

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing 🙂

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Music Therapy Students – Study Abroad This Summer

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Explore meanings and expressions of music, health, illness, and healing transculturally in the context of South Africa. The focus of this course is on developing an understanding of individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds and the use of music in community and for healing within their culture.

MUSIC THERAPY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Travel July 10-20, 2022

Led by Professor Dr. Annie Heiderscheit

Choose one course:

• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit),

• graduate course options available, too

• also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement!

This program is designed for Music Therapy majors, but students in music, psychology, or other related fields are also welcome.

***APPLY BY MARCH 1***

The program has a capacity of 22 students and is filled on a rolling basis.

Have questions? Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office: abroad@augsburg.edu

Get more program details and start an application here

TODAY: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come see what’s new and in bloom, and take a selfie with the high priestess of funk, the voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac), a perhaps even smellier cousin to the fabled corpse flower!

The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month. The next First Thursday is this TODAY, February 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Detailed event flyer

Forum Webinar, Advancing Health Equity for Black Women Through Sponsorship

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: February 17, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Healthcare
Presenter: Faith Eatman, UChicago Medicine
Cost: Free

Register at: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/advancing-health-equity-for-black-women-through-sponsorship/

Although there have been gains in diversity across various healthcare sectors, leadership positions continue to be disproportionately held by White men. Understanding the impact that social determinants of health like racism and discrimination have on healthcare outcomes for Black women, it is bad business for them to be underrepresented at the decision and policy-making levels in healthcare. How do we solve this pervasive problem?
Join us as we share how the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCM) is leveraging a formal sponsorship program focused on increasing the representation of Black women at the senior leadership level. Also, participants will learn how UCM is using a formal sponsorship program – including critical conversations at the executive leadership level about the lived experience of Black women – to accelerate workplace culture transformation and advance healthcare equity. We will also explore how this may be applied in other organizations.

Learning Outcomes
Learn how advancing more Black women to leadership roles in healthcare impacts health equity
Recognize sponsorship as an accelerator for career advancement and workplace culture transformation
Gain strategies for creating formal sponsorship programs for Black Women in your organization

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/advancing-health-equity-for-black-women-through-sponsorship/

First “Integrated Course Design” Intro Workshop Thursday – Register Now

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

WHO: Open to any teaching faculty or staff at Augsburg

(note: adjuncts can apply on the CTL website to receive a stipend for participation)

WHAT: A 90-minute workshop (led by Drs. Tara Mader (HPE) and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (BIO), the 2022-2023 coordinators of the ICD grants and workshops) that will (1) introduce you to the key components of integrated course design* (ICD), (2) work with you to plan an immediate, practical improvement you can make to a course, and (3) give you “preferred status” if you apply for a 2022-2023 ICD grant (open to full-time faculty, only).

This workshop is also designated as an equity and/or inclusion-based event that counts toward your Good or Advanced standing in the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program!

WHERE: Over Zoom (link provided upon registration; due to the workshop nature of these sessions they will not be recorded))

WHEN: Register for any 1 of four times and dates!

February 3 (Thursday): 2-3:30pm

February 7 (Monday) 3:15-4:45pm

February 8 (Tuesday) 9:45-11:15am

February 15 (Tuesday) 3:45-5:15pm

https://forms.gle/iRbYHFKohEDDDD8C9