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Gradebook Check-up

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Mid-term is soon upon us, and the E-Learning Team would like to help you confirm that your Moodle gradebook setup aligns with the grading plan described in your syllabus. This way students will have an accurate sense of their progress, and you can provide grades though Moodle with confidence.

If you would like help with this or any other Moodle questions, please contact your LFC: Christy; Nathan; Eric or the E-Learning Specialist: Bonnie, and we would be glad to assist you.

Faculty, how are your classes going?

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No matter how you answered the question, CTL can help you see significant improvement in your courses. CTL invites you to work with one of seventeen faculty consultants that represent a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The on-call consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process and are available to assist you based on your goals and schedule. For more information, please visit to learn more about the program.

Andrea Dvorak Presents on Sustainability in Study Abroad

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Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Off-campus Study, will be presenting on Sustainability and Study Abroad at the IES Conference in Chicago next month.

More and more participants, schools, and providers are seeking to incorporate the importance of sustainability as a focus or at least an aspect of study for students on international programs in today’s world. Efforts to develop sustainable practices in the study abroad field will be discussed, as well as the development and implementation of sustainable practices at Augsburg’s CGEE Study Centers in Latin America and Namibia, and at the IES sustainability program in Freiburg.

View related article co-authors by Andrea Dvorak, Nancy Fischer, Lars Christiansen and Joe Underhill published in 2015 in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad*.

*A Necessary Partnership: Study Abroad and Sustainability in Higher Education

General Announcements

Judge Debate for Minnesota Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at this great service learning opportunity!

The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at or call (612)-330-1730.

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Prudential Tabling Next Week – Stop By

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Prudential is looking for students that have a positive attitude, desire to learn, and a passion to help people come be a part of our Prudential team! In this role you are part of an elite team of experts assisting our customers with their unique financial needs, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the financial industry through an extensive training program that allows you to develop technical expertise, process knowledge and a solid foundation of Prudential’s life insurance products. To learn more about this opportunity – please stop by the Christensen Center on Wednesday, October 18th (9:30-1:00) to speak with our reps. Click on the link and apply by 10/19

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Curious about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

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Have you thought about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Attend one of our daily drop-in Info Sessions to hear about the basics and how you can get started. We cover howo choose a program, study abroad finances, academic credit, and more.

Come to the Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, for a 20-minute Info Session:
Mondays at 10:40 am
Tuesdays at 2:15 pm
Wednesdays at 10:40 am
Thursdays at 3:40 pm
Fridays at 1:45 pm

Check here for more info about Study Abroad/Away

Event Announcements

Out North:MNLBTQ History showing Monday

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From Twin Cities PBS, Out North: MNLGBTQ History explores the untold past of Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and celebrates the strides the state has made since the gay liberation movement began in the 1970s.

Across the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota, people will be gathering on October 16th to watch Out North for the very first time.

Join Augsburg University & KFAI Community Radio for a night of film, fun, and conversation! Popcorn and non alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Mon, October 16, 2017
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Co-sponsored by Augsburg LGBTQIA Student Services, KFAI Community Radio and Augsburg Sabo Center for Democracy and Citzenship.

Film Department Open House- Film Majors and Students Interested in a Film Major are Invited

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Film majors and any Augsburg students interested in majoring/minoring in film are invited to a film open house! It’s a chance for you to mingle with your peers, catch up with your favorite professors, check-out some of our new equipment, and learn about the department if you are not a film major/minor but are interested. The open house will be held Oct. 18th from 11am-12pm in Foss 171, the media lab, and the edit suite. There will be snacks and some freebies.

Make A Short Film for the Augsburg Spooky Film Fest

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Feeling haunted by the Halloween spirit? Call your friends and make a short horror film this fall! Augsburg University students are invited to submit their short films with spooky/scary content to be screened at the Augsburg Student Spooky Film Festival, hosted by Augsburg Art Club. The free screening will be held in Sateren Auditorium on Wed. October 25th, with popcorn and candy available. You will be able to vote on your favorite films at the end of the screening, and the filmmaker with the highest voted film will receive a prize. The time limit for films is 10 minutes, and films can be submitted by uploading a high-quality version of your work to Google Drive and then sharing it with Contact or with any questions!

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Oct. 16 – VP for Enrollment Management campus visit

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Our final Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus Monday, Oct. 16. The open forum is from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Marshall Room. The remote access link will be posted in A-mail Monday morning.

The candidate’s resume and cover letter are available via these links (you must be logged in to access):

Cover letter:


After the open forum, please use the link below to provide feedback on the Oct. 16 Open Forum with VP for Enrollment Management Candidate C:

The feedback form for the Oct. 16 open forum session will be available as of Monday morning, Oct. 16, and will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

TIAA Retirement Planning Seminar On Campus

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

Join us to understand the benefit of time, recognize essential features of retirement investments, and learn how to create or modify your retirement plan. This session is informative to all ages, where ever you might be in the planning stages of your retirement.

When: October 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch, bring a colleague, and take some time to grow toward your financial wellness in retirement!

For questions, contact Nicole at

MFA at Twin Cities Book Festival

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Howling Bird Press, the Augsburg MFA program’s student-run publishing house, will participate at the 2017 Twin Cities Book Festival at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 14, 10a-5p. The Twin Cities Book Festival is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. Look for us there!

Twin Cities Book Festival

Auggie Talk: Auggies in Music Theatre on Saturday Oct. 14th

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Located in Anderson Music Hall, Choir Room M3 at 1pm.

As a part of Augsburg University Homecoming Week, on Saturday, October 14th, Auggie Talks are hosted around campus.
All are welcome to join Auggie Talk: Auggies in Music Theatre!! Featuring presentations by Ivey Award winning composer Aaron Gabriel ’99, Brian Halaas ’08 Director of Conference Programming at Arts Midwest, Vocalist Krista Costin, and Augbsurg Music Faculty and College Organist Sonja Thompson. Brian, Aaron, Krista and Sonja will help to resurrect some of the history of the Music-Theater club on-campus and share where their journeys and lives in the arts have led.
Auggie Talks are free and open to the public.

Please contact Briana Ekstrom or Kandra Rudelius Palmer with any questions.

Summer Opportunities Preview (STEM)

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The North Star STEM Alliance invites STEM students to attend the Summer Opportunities Preview.

Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 5-7 PM
Location: UMN – Weisman Art Museum

Research and internship programs will present an overview of what opportunities are available for summer 2017.

Attend when you can! Interested in walking over with other Augsburg students? Let us know by writing to

Co-sponsored by NOBCChE, NSBE, SHPE.

Deadline coming soon Study abroad in spring semester – apply by October 15

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Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas | Spring-Break Abroad

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Spend your spring break in Mexico and earn 4 credits!!!

On the spring break program, Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico, you will meet with and learn about various Indigenous people’s approaches to social activism, learn about Indigenous cosmology and spirituality, Indigenous sovereignty or autonomy, and Indigenous cooperative/businesses and educational systems.

You can choose one 4-credit course to take on this program:
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

APPLICATIONS are DUE NOVEMBER 1. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Comedian DJ Demers Coming to Campus

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Less than one week until DJ Demers is on campus!

Award winning and nationally known comedian DJ Demers is coming to campus! DJ has been on America’s Got Talent and on Conan O’Brien, and is making a stop on his 30 day college tour at Augsburg.

When: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Hoversten Chapel – Foss Center
Tickets: Free – just show up
For More Information:
Facebook Event Page:

Let’s fill the chapel, Auggies!

Keeping Track of Auggies


Beautiful Solid Wood Table for Sale

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Beautiful hard wood table for sale. Round, with 4′ diameter and pedestal base. Table top is removable from base for easy transport. Table sits on wheels, which can be removed. Includes a single leaf extension. Pick up, cash only. $80 OBO. Please email me, Green Bouzard, at for a photo if you are interested.