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Washington DC Internship Program – On campus Monday

Staff from The Washington Center Internship Program will be on campus Monday March 6 – come visit their table 11-1pm in Christiansen Lobby.

TWC provides students with challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The programs are a bridge between higher education and professional careers—leveraging all of what Washington, D.C. has to offer to provide dynamic, experiential learning opportunities to empower and motivate you to become engaged global citizens. TWC alums are now leaders in virtually every field — public service, journalism, business, law, medicine, education, and more.

Several Auggies have participated in TWC internships, and we have one student there this semester. Come learn about these exciting opportunities!

Deadlines to apply for summer/fall/academic year study abroad/away is March 15! Stop by the office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christiansen to get started today – or visit our website or contact

Congratulations to Faculty Recipients of the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant

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Thank you to the Faculty Development Committee (Tim Pippert, Michael Burden, Jenny Kluznik, Darcey Engen, and Miles Ott), the Office of Global Education and Experience, and Provost Kaivola for their hard work in determining this year’s CTL grant recipients. They reviewed an impressive collection of grant proposals and are pleased to announce the following awardees for the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant and their destinations:

George Dierberger, Business – the Hauge School of Business in Harstad, Norway.

Beliza Torres Narvaez, Theater – the Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan, PR, and the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) in San German, PR.


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Faculty Workshop on March 9 – Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World

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Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming CTL workshop!

Sometimes students have a difficult time seeing the practical connections between what they’re learning and the “real world.” In this workshop, several of your colleagues will discuss how they approach this issue and you will get some practical ideas for how to close the loop: i.e., bringing pragmatic examples into the classroom and also how to apply theory to real world situations.

Thursday, March 9
Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World
11:30-12:30pm, OGC 100

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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General Announcements

Congratulations to December’s Auggie Pride Recipients

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Congratulations to Cathy Knutson, Coordinator of Fine Arts and Music and Joe Mann, Web Manager for receiving the December Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes through large projects that go beyond campus have made a huge impact. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Event Announcements

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!

Augsburg Psychology Alumni Panel

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Hello everyone,

On Wednesday, March 8th the Augsburg Psychology Association and the PSY 400 Internship class are co-hosting our annual alumni panel in Oren 114 starting at 6:30pm. We’ll be bringing alumni who graduated from Augsburg with a psychology degree to talk about their experiences in graduate school and in their careers. This is a great chance to get ideas about future job opportunities, and to network with some of our alums.

6:30 – 7pm: refreshments (pop, pizza, snacks, popcorn

7 – 8:00pm: Q & A with the alumni panel

8 – 8:30pm: social / networking time

We hope to see you there!

March 7 Legal update – immigration and best practices

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On Tues., March 7, 3:30-4:40 pm, 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.

This will be in Old Main 105.

Organics Recycling Facility Field Trip

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The Environmental Stewardship Committee will be visiting the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility Wednesday April 5.

We are looking for others to join our group going to tour this facility. If you are interested in joining this group going to tour this facility please reach out to us by emailing

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Join us in the chapel for Mindful Monday – Stress Management for All with Jermaine Nelson. Jermaine is a local yoga instructor, as well as a health and wellness instructor.

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 3/7, 11:30am: The Augsburg Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Klemme.
Wednesday, 3/8, 10:40am: Prof. Noel Petit, Computer Science, preaching. Dr. Petit will also receive a blessing on his retirement from Augsburg. Musician: Jacob Pernsteiner, guitar.
Thursday, 3/9, 11:30am: Hannah Schmitt ’17 Senior Chapel.
Friday, 3/10, 10:40am: Spring Break Blessings with musicians Zach Sands, vocalist, and Ray Makeever, flutist.

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This week’s Focused Conversation topic is General Education

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Focused Conversations are scheduled tomorrow and Wednesday this week on the topic of General Education. Professor Jacqui deVries, director of general education will facilitate the sessions.

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

TOMORROW: 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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