Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Commons Open for Food Service on March 6

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Students with meal service plans can begin eating in the Christensen Center Commons on Monday, March 6, beginning with breakfast from 7:30 am – 9:45 am.
Meal service hours resume on March 6.
Breakfast: 7:30am until 9:45am
Continental Brunch: 9:45am until 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am until 1:30pm
Pizza, Salad & Deli: 1:30pm until 4:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm until 7:00pm

As of March 6, meal replacement returns to 1 meal/week replacement for students on the meal plan.

Teaching and Learning

Summer & Fall Study Abroad Application Deadline – March 15

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If you have started an application to a summer 2017, or fall 2017 study abroad/study away program, the deadline is coming up on March 15!

If you have questions about your application, contact the study abroad office as soon as possible. Stop by our office in the lower level of Christensen Center, or send us an email:

Don’t let the application deadline pass you by!

Finish Some Work before Spring Break: The WL Can Help

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Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open and the writing tutors are ready to help. Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will work with any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

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

Note: The WL will be open on Friday, March 10, and Sunday, March 19 for regular hours, but will be closed during the spring break week, March 11 – 18.

Back for Break from Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Back for Break from Georgetown University School of Medicine
Tuesday, March 14
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Science 108

Anika Clark, Biology ’14, returns for Spring Break from Georgetown Medical School to share her experiences and present an information session highlighting programs at Georgetown. For more information or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at

Assessment Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, March 7

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend an Assessment Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, March 7th in the newly opened Commons! You are invited to grab lunch – it’s on us – and gather in the Cedar Room to hear a presentation of this year’s data on intercultural competency and civic engagement. All faculty and staff are welcome, even those unfamiliar with curricular assessment at Augsburg. Lunch and learns are the perfect opportunity to get acquainted!

Assessment Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 7
Cedar Room, Christensen Center

Please RSVP to Sponsored by Academic Affairs and Assessment.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire on March 24

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Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection and luncheon featuring Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program. Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff. Co-sponsored by CTL and CGEE.

Friday, March 24
Marshall Room

Please click here to RSVP for a spot at lunch.

General Announcements

Apply by Mar. 6 for Public Leadership Scholars Program

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Current sophomores and juniors:

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 any one of the 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 either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn four upper division semester credits in religion or political science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

Applying: The application for all three programs is available online through the Sabo Center or the Christensen Center for Vocation websites, listed below.

Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Seniors – Still Need Augsburg Experience?

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Are you still in need of Augsburg Experience? Augsburg’s Center for Global Education & Experience has your solution!

Spend 3 weeks in Mexico this summer – take a class and finish up your Augsburg Experience requirement. The CGEE Mexico Study Center offers Spanish and Art classes (LAF Fine Arts) throughout the summer. Tuition is discounted for all Auggies, and scholarships are available.

Seniors – you can participate in the Graduation Ceremony, and still study abroad this summer. Treat yourself to an international experience before jumping into your job or grad school!

Summer course options are open to all students first year through seniors.

Want to learn more? Come to the Mexico Programs Info Dinner on Monday, March 6 at 6:30 pm in the Marshall Room. RSVP required:

Learn more about summer courses in Mexico!

Augsburg College to become Augsburg University this September

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Yesterday, Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow sent an email to faculty, staff, and students about the upcoming name change of Augsburg College to “Augsburg University” this September.

As you know, the Augsburg Corporation, our governing body of representatives of four synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, voted in support of a resolution by the Augsburg Board of Regents to change our name to Augsburg University effective September 2017.

Read more about this historic moment at

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program – Staff Award Recipients

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Congratulations to the following staff members who were recognized at the 2017 Staff Appreciation Awards for their completion of the Augsburg College Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and/or achievement of Advanced Standing*! Thank you for your great work!

Catherine Bishop
Scott Brownell
Amanda Burgess
Kevin Cheatham
Crystal Comer
Natalie Dinki
Elaine Eschenbacher*
Ann Garvey
Sarah Griesse*
Stephen Jendraszak
Rebecca John
Scott Krajewski
Joseph Mann
Catherine Maun
Janet Morales
Abby Schnedler
Mary Stimpson
Lisa Stock
Jon Vaughan-Fier

Past and Current Certificate Recipients

The John R. Mitchell Prize – Enter to Win $100 and Recognition from the Academy of American Poets

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Augsburg undergraduate students are invited to enter the John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize, sponsored by Jean Mitchell in honor of John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet. The best group of THREE POEMS will be awarded a cash prize of $100 and a certificate from the Academy of American Poets. A poet not affiliated with Augsburg College will judge the contest.

Deadline for entries: March 17, 2017

– Poems must be sent as separate attachments to
– Writers should put “Mitchell Prize” in the subject line.
– The email must contain the titles of the poems, the poet’s full name, campus address, and permanent address.
– Winners will be announced by Augsburg College in April.
– In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.

Event Announcements

INAATE/SE at the Walker Free Tickets

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INAATE/Se [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./ it flies.falls./] (directors Zack and Adam Khalil, 2016

This experimental documentary is part of the INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present program at the Walker and explores the Ojibwe story of the Seven Fires Prophecy, which has been interpreted as predicting the arrival of the Europeans in North America and the subsequent destruction they caused. Bold, smart, and unflinching, the film examines the relationship between cultural tradition and modern indigenous identity. 2016, US/Canada, 75 minutes.

As copresenters, the Augsburg Native American Film Series is proving 50 free tickets to each screening: March 17, 2017, 6:30 pm at the Walker Cinema and March 18, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Walker Cinema. Please contact M. Elise Marubbio ( or 612-330-1523) to be put on a reserve ticket list.

Red Power Energy (Film Event at Augsburg)

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series invites you to a free screening of Red Power Energy March 8 at Augsburg College.

Red Power Energy is a documentary film that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. First-person stories illustrate the complex realities of American Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. From the historic United Nations Climate Conference to the proliferation of non-Western countries industrializing their economies through fossil fuel production, Red Power Energy offers a rare glimpse into Indian Country while further advancing a deeper understanding of the energy debate. (Official Program Description from Red Power Energy Publicity)

Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota), one of the director’s of this film, will host the film screening and answer questions after the screening.

Location and Time

Augsburg College
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

Study in Mexico Info Dinner – March 6

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Are you interested in studying in Mexico this summer, fall, or next spring? Yes?
You’re invited to the Mexico Programs Information Dinner on Monday, March 6 at 6:30pm in the Marshall Room.

We will have a chance to talk in greater detail about the course options, program activities, accommodations, program style, and talk with past program participants.

We will have dinner – you just need to bring your questions!
RSVP is required:

Explore the Mexico Program options!

Legal Update – Immigration Law and Best Practices

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Attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels will provide a brief overview of immigration and pathways to citizenship, and address any changes at the federal level. Attorneys will address best practices for colleges in terms of privacy of information and physical access, and safety planning for undocumented individuals. There will be time for questions.

Tuesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Old Main 105

9th Traditional Powwow

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Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian Graduates will be at 3 PM.

You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college!

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the concession stand, please email Athena Cloud, AISA Powwow Chair, at with your available time, t-shirt size and phone number. All volunteers get a t-shirt and much appreciation from us! We ask that people dedicate 2 1/2 hour time slots. Time slots to choose from are:

10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12:00-2:30 PM
2:30-5:00 PM
5:00-7:30 PM
7:30-10:00 PM (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Focused Conversations on General Education: Tuesday/Wednesday

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Focused Conversations on General Education are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be facilitated by Professor Jacqui deVries, director of general education.

Following are the dates, times, location, and Google calendar links for the sessions:

Tuesday, March 7, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (remote access will be available for this session)
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Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100
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See the full All Hands page schedule (login required)

International Women’s Day Student Rally

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On Wednesday, March 8th, International Women’s Day, students are called to a day of action to support intersectional women’s rights. From 1-3 pm, there will be a student rally outside of the Coffman Union on the U of M Campus. Students for Racial Justice will lead a group to the rally, and will meet at 12:30 pm in the quad. Anyone in support of equality and representation of all women is welcome to attend (students or otherwise)!

The rally will focus on four demands: The United Struggle Against Trump and Right-Wing Attacks, Economic Justice, Fighting Misogyny in All Forms, and Autonomy Over All Bodies. Several students and local leaders will be speaking, including some Augsburg students.

Further details can be found on the Facebook event here!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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