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4 Days in May – CTL Workshops and Discussions

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CTL is capitalizing on a successful run last year and offering all of our professional development workshops and discussions over a span of a few days. Our hope is that engaging sessions, time to share a cup of coffee, and some experiential learning opportunities will provide opportunities for both professional development and community building. Join us May 8-11 for sessions on the following topics:

Tools to Foster CLEAN Design
Principles of Universal Design for Instruction
Faculty Learning Tech Showcase
Library Research Tools
Retaining Transfer students in STEM
Faculty and Staff Leadership
Food Education
Portfolio Workshop
Connections with Cedar Riverside Neighborhood
Creating and Inclusive Campus Conference (May 10th)
New Framework for Experiential Education at Augsburg
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
IRB Changes and Challenges
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in the Classroom
Teaching and Learning Environmental Sustainability in your Courses

A complete itinerary will be available after Spring Break so watch A-mail and the CTL website for updates.

Des Moines University Information Session

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Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, will provide information on Des Moines University’s clinical programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as non-clinical master’s programs in anatomy, biomedical science, public health and health care administration.

Tuesday, March 20
11 am – 12 pm
101A Hagfors Center

For questions or to schedule an individual appointment with Anna, contact Catherina Kipper at

PA Information Session

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Join URGO to hear from the Augsburg PA Studies program about prerequisites, experiences, and writing a compelling personal statement for a competitive application. Alumni will also share information on how they successfully gained admission and their experiences in PA school.

Wednesday, March 21
6 – 7:30 pm
150A Hagfors Center

Contact Catherina Kipper at with questions or to RSVP. Dinner will be provided.

Three Days to Use the Writing Lab 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.

Note: The WL will be open Friday, March 9 and Sunday, March 18, but closed during spring break week.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Mexico: Summer study abroad program

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Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Spanish language courses at all levels beginning to advanced, as well as specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Scholarships are available!

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

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, scholarship info, and application

General Announcements

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.

Graduation Cap & Gown/Graduation Regalia

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If you missed ordering your Cap & Gown/Graduation Regalia online from Herff Jones– DON’T STRESS!! All graduation regalia will be available for sale IN APRIL at the Augsburg University Bookstore.

You will be able to purchase your graduation regalia from April ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE DAY OF COMMENCEMENT.

GRAD FAIR at Augsburg University location in Minneapolis: Wednesday, APRIL 11th, at the Augsburg University Bookstore, 9am-5pm. Purchasing the graduation bundle (BS: cap, gown & tassel, MS: cap, gown, tassel & hood) on this day will save you $10.

GRAD FAIR at Augsburg University location in Rochester: Monday, April 16th, from 4pm-6pm. Purchasing the graduation bundle (BS: cap, gown & tassel, MS: cap, gown, tassel & hood) this day will save you $10.

Interfaith Engagement: a Palestinian Christian Perspective

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Augsburg Faculty, Staff, and Students – you are invited to attend an evening of conversation with Bishop Munib Younan. In 2018, Bishop Younan retired as Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and completed his 7 year term as President of the Lutheran World Federation. Bishop Younan is a global leader in inter-religious relationships and the pursuit of a just peace between Israel and Palestine.

This event, “Interfaith Engagement: a Palestinian Christian Perspective”, will take place on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM in Oren Gateway Center Room 100.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email

We hope to see you there!
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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

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 69% response rate.

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).

Nominations due on Friday for MCJ

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Please nominate a Senior 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

Event Announcements

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

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Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email

We hope to see you there!

March 13th: What You Should Know About Social Security

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In a one-of-a-kind, special event: Rhonda Whiteneck, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participation.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: March 13th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

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.


Keeping Track of Auggies

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Earn $500 for One Week – Scrubs Camp Counselors Needed

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Counselors are needed to work at Metro Scrubs Camp at Augsburg from July 9 – July 13; 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily. Counselors earn $500 for the week. Metro Scrubs Camp provides opportunities for high school students from throughout the Twin Cities area to explore health careers by engaging in interactive sessions led by health care professionals. For the job description and application form, go to Questions? Contact Hli Vang at 612-330-1530;

Henna, Fashion, Food and more

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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