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

Taco ‘Bout Your Resume Review Event

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

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

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

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/

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).

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

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.)

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

New Year in Central Services

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

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

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.

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/

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

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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

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

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

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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!

Forum Webinar, Advancing Health Equity for Black Women Through Sponsorship

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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/

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!

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 >

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

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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

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

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