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Faculty and Staff Grants for Sesquicentennial Projects

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The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form ( The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website ( and Sesquicentennial website ( Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information.

Finish Your Essays and Revisions before Spring Break

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All writers can use reviewers and the Writing Lab tutors are ready to help you! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Any Augsburg student — grad or undergrad, any major — is welcome. Just bring a hard copy of whatever you are working on — essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing assignments. Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English
Posted onFebruary 28, 2018
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River Semester Fall 2018 – Apply Now

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Students interested in a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to travel the length of the Mississippi River as part of a full semester of courses should check out Augsburg’s River Semester program for Fall 2018. Students in the program will spend 100 days paddling from the Twin Cities, to St. Louis, Memphis, and beyond, before returning to the Twin Cities in December.

Courses offered include:

POL 241 Environmental and River Politics (meets Liberal Arts Foundation for Social and Behavioral Sciences)
ENV 310 Environmental Studies Field Seminar. Study grassroots organizing and meeting with stakeholders throughout the watershed.
ENV 120: Environmental Science (Science w/ Lab)
BIO 495: Topics:
POL/ENV/BIO 499 Directed Research Project (possible Keystone credit)
POL/ENV 399 Internship (with a river-related organization; some internships are paid)
KEY 490 Keystone
Other courses and specialized curriculum available by special arrangement
This program also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

Thanks to a generous donation from Pentair, there are a limited number of scholarships of up to $5,000 toward the program fees.

Apply by March 15, 2018

Full information and details at or by contacting the Augsburg Study Abroad/Away Office in Christensen Center or Prof. Joe Underhill at

River Semester Information and Application

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Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Email, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

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How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story!

Share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Extended through March 12th: GCTWF Survey

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The Great Colleges to Work For survey has been open​ for two weeks. So far, Augsburg has a 66% response rate. That’s a good response rate, but there are still many people who haven’t yet participated.

To allow additional time for those who haven’t had an opportunity to take the survey, the deadline to respond has been extended through Monday, March 12th until 4:00 p.m.

For those of you who have participated, thank you for sharing your voice! For those who haven’t, please do so!

If there are any questions or concerns about the survey, please direct them to Nicole Peterlin ( or 612-330-1602).

Paid Psychology Study Participants Needed

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I, Alexis Nagle, am an undergraduate student conducting URGO-funded research through the Augsburg University Psychology Department, under the mentorship of Dr. Stacy Freiheit. The study I am conducting focuses on the impact of sexual assault disclosure on the friends of sexual assault survivors among college students.

You are being invited to participate in this study because of your enrollment as an undergraduate student at Augsburg University. If you elect to participate in this study, you will be asked to respond to a 15-20 minute confidential & anonymous questionnaire about attitudes & experiences surrounding sexual assault. Your participation in this study will yield either course credit for PSY105 & PSY215 or $5 compensation.

This survey deals with sensitive topics, such as sexual assault & violence. If you choose to participate in this study, you have the right to withdraw or skip any questions at any time without affecting affect your current or future relations with Augsburg University or the researcher. The indirect benefits are that the results of this study may allow for a better understanding of the effects of sexual assault. A direct benefit is that you will receive course credit or compensation for completing this survey.

The results of this study will be disseminated in a final paper & presented to the faculty in the Psychology department at Augsburg University. The results also may be published in a professional journal or presented at local, regional, national, or international conferences via a poster or oral presentation. In any publication or conference presentation, I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify participants. All data will be stored on a password-protected computer and only my advisor & I will have access to it.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you may contact me, Alexis Nagle, at to arrange for a day and time.

Make A Difference for Middle Schoolers (With Bonus Free Pizza)

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Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

Thomas Allen – tabling today

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Thomas Allen has been a leader in providing services to individuals with
disabilities for over 40 years. We are committed to providing a positive
quality of life experience while affirming each person’s right to choose and realize their individual goals, including where and how they learn, live, work and socialize.

We are hiring for Direct Support Professionals to work in a group home setting, LPNs and Case Managers. Stop by our booth in the lobby of the Christensen Center from 10:00 – 12:30 to learn more.

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

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Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:( Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Christensen-Justice Award nominations

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Please think about nominating someone for the Marina Christensen-Justice Award this year….

The recipient of the Marina Christensen-Justice Award must have demonstrated a dedication to the community beyond the Augsburg College campus, working in solidarity with marginalized people, as characterized by the personal and professional life of Marina Christensen-Justice. This award is given to one Augsburg senior each year at Commencement.

Nominations will be judged on the following criteria:

Depth and breadth of community involvement off-campus,
Commitment to understanding of systemic roots of the issues being addressed,
Personal and professional commitment to work with marginalized communities,
Bold and courageous leadership,
and authentic and sustained relationships with community and issues.

Please submit nominations to Mary Laurel True, by Friday, March 9. 2018.

Thank you,
Mary Laurel

Sisterhood Week of Events

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Sisterhood Boutique 3rd annual fashion show on Tuesday, March 20th at Augsburg, showcasing the talents of young social entrepreneurs through spoken word, art and fashion.

Doors at 6 pm, Show starts at 7 pm
Free Admittance, Donations Accepted
Henna by Mehndi Moments when doors open at 6
Music ● Sisterhood t-shirts for sale ●
After the show there will be light refreshments and possibly the opportunity to buy outfits.
*There is a link below with the schedule for the entire week of Sisterhood events.

Collaborators: Augsburg University, A’viands, Sabo Center & St. Kate’s Fashion Department

Event Announcements

Native American Conversations on Law Enforcement, Justice, and Redemption

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Join us for an evening of short films focusing on issues of racism, law enforcement, and redemption from various Native American experiences. Our hosts represent two Native American media organizations-Vision Maker Media and MIGIZI Communications-which work with filmmakers to produce and distribute Native focused documentaries and shorts on issues important to Native American communities. The evening will include conversation and a variety of short films.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

For parking directions visit: You will be parking in Lot L off of 26th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit. For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at Permits are limited in number.

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Urban Studies film showing of “Koyaanisqatsi” TODAY

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On Tuesday March 6, 6:00pm in OGC 100, the Augsburg University Urban Studies Program will show the first of three films for our Spring Film Series: The amazing “Koyaanisqatsi” — a visual adventure with exceptional musical score. Food provided!
From the Rotten Tomatoes review: “Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “Life Out of Balance,” which is both the subtitle and the theme of this intriguing documentary. Godfrey Reggio has woven a hypnotic tapestry of time-lapse photography and Philip Glass’s trademark minimalist soundtrack, which drones the title every chance it gets. The viewer needs no voiceover to get the point: man is an animal spinning out of control and taking the planet with him. The film … is…an unforgettable cinematic experience.”

Mexica New Year: Volunteer With ALAS

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Mexica New Year: This family-friendly, cultural festival celebrates and honors the diverse beautiful cultures of indigenous peoples of the Twin Cities. Hosted by Indigenous Roots in partnership with local dance and drum circles, artists, community organizations and businesses.

COME AND HELP BY VOLUNTEERING WITH ALAS. Volunteers may be asked to help with tabling, clean up, set up, activity facilitator, etc.

March 10, 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Johnson Senior High School (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
1349 Arcade St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

More details in the RSVP form.


TODAY/TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on Strategic Facilities Management

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Join the Focused Conversation sessions today and tomorrow to explore strategic facilities management. Beth Reissenweber, vice president of Finance & Administration and chief financial officer, and Rebecca John, vice president of Marketing and Communication, will lead the sessions.

Today’s session is at 2 p.m. in Oren 100 and will be available via remote access. Tomorrow’s session is at 12:30 p.m. in Oren 100.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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