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Teaching and Learning

Find Help in the WL Before Spring Break

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Finish some of your assignments before spring break! 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.

Seeking American Indian Students Majoring or Seeking Licensure in Education

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Anpetu Waste’/Good day,

In an effort to increase the number of American Indian teachers in the state of Minnesota, Augsburg College has been the recipient a grant (Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Partnership Grant) from the state to assist in the costs of a college education for American Indian Students majoring in (PreK, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education). This grant allows Augsburg College to award financial assistance to American Indian students in the education program who will become licensed teachers (in both the undergraduate and graduate programs).

We are currently seeking students who meet the eligibility criteria’s: (1) documentation of 1/4 or more American Indian Blood Quantum and/or Enrollment in Federally recognized tribe; (2) enrollment/acceptance into our Augsburg College Education Department/Courses; and (3) have financial need per our financial aid office/policies.

If you should meet the criteria’s or have questions about your eligibility, please contact Jennifer Simon at or 612-330-1144. There are funds available now so please contact me ASAP!
Pilamiya ye’,


Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire on March 24

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This “Speaking of Sabbaticals” event originally scheduled for February 24 has been RESCHEDULED for March 24! Please RSVP using the link below.

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.

Faculty and staff, click here to RSVP.

Congratulations to Faculty Recipients of the 2017 CTL Integrated Course Design Grants

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Thank you to the Faculty Development Committee (Tim Pippert, Michael Burden, Jenny Kluznik, Darcey Engen, and Miles Ott) 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 Integrated Course Design (ICD) Grant:

– Annie Heiderscheit, Music, for the Music Therapy undergraduate curriculum
– Michael Kidd, Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, for HUM 120 Medieval Life in 12th-Century Europe
– Matthew Haines, Mathematics & Statistics, for MAT 246 Linear Algebra
– Stephan Clark, English, for ENL 329 Screenwriting II

Congratulations, faculty!

See the full list of the 2017 CTL grant recipients here.

General Announcements

NODAPL Meeting – Today at 3:30 p.m.

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There will be a meeting in the Riverside Room at 3:30 p.m. today to discuss how the Augsburg community can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort. We will be discussing creating a documentary to educate people about the pipeline. This documentary will include interviews with people who have been to Standing Rock. We will also be discussing Augsburg’s relationship with Wells Fargo because of Wells Fargo’s involvement with funding the pipeline. All are welcome to join us today!

Career Quick Stop

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.
(There will be no Career Quick Stop during Spring break; call 612-330-1148 for individual appointments)

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

Get Paid For Your Internship – Apply Now

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Wouldn’t it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?

You may be able to do just that because of a grant awarded to Augsburg College. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.

To be eligible:

* Students must be in good academic standing (2.0+ GPA)

* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship (Second semester sophomores can apply as long as they hold junior standing BEFORE the internship begins)

* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study) Not sure if you are eligible? Email or check your awards package

* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations

* Internships will take place Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018

Act now! Priority consideration is given to students who complete the short Augsburg application, so we recommend you complete it soon.

To learn more about the grant, visit Apply for the grant thru Inside Augsburg, On Campus Jobs. Search for “Great Lakes Grant”.

If you already have an unpaid internship lined up and would like to see if it can be turned into a Great Lakes site, please contact us at 612-330-1472 and we will assist you.


Want to Help Make a Film Come to Life?

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Have you heard about Augsburg College’s Senior Film Keystone class? We are making a short independent film called “Medallion.” Our film is about Ben who is seven years into his sobriety, and loses his wife to a car accident forcing him to come to terms with his alcoholism without his anchor. He is faced with the decision to either forget the life that he has built with her or face reality and continue to honor her memory. With our film, we hope to combat the stigma surrounding alcoholics and addicts in film as we build a new narrative.

To help fund our film, we have started an IndieGoGo, and we are officially halfway past our $2,000 goal with 11 days left. Please check out the site at the link below, and donate as you are able.
Your donation would help us rent equipment, secure locations, costume our characters, feed our cast and crew, purchase insurance, and submit our film to festivals.

If you would rather, please follow us and share our page on your social media!

As you see fit, please pass this message along to people that would be interested in donating or following us on social media. We want to reach as many people as possible!

Math Jeopardy at Augsburg

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This past Monday, Augsburg hosted the 7th Annual Math Jeopardy competition in front of an enthusiastic audience. Students from Augsburg, Concordia-St. Paul, Macalester, and St. Thomas competed. Macalester won the competition, and Augsburg finished one point away from a tie for second place. The questions featured calculus and discrete math topics as well as categories like presidential math and math in the movies. There was even an entire category on how Ryan Gosling expresses himself with math (thanks to Miles Ott). In keeping with tradition, no alternative facts were used.

Many thanks to Unbounded math club officers, AlexAnn Koecher, Bob Laskowski, Nazih Safi, Hannah Whitington, and Thomas Kukowski, for helping organize the competition and also to the Augsburg mathletes who participated: Lidiya Ahmed, Lexander Boukal, Alice Coffman, Stewart Hagen, Lewis Istok, Bob Laskowski, and Alex Sushko. A very special thanks to Matt Haines for compiling the questions and then being the master of ceremonies.

Nominations Being Taken for Marina Christensen-Justice Award Now

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Please nominate an Augsburg Senior for the….
Marina Christensen Justice Award

The Marina Christensen-Justice Award is given to one graduating senior each year at Commencement. This person has 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.

Please send the name of the senior that you are nominating and a brief description about why you are nominating this person to by Friday, March 24th.

Mitchell Poetry Prize Deadline is March 17

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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

International Women’s Day Rally

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Today, Wednesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day!

In recognition of the important roles of women in history and present 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. 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.

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)!

More information on the Facebook event here!

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

Residence Life Awards 2017: Nominations Open

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Greetings Auggies!

The Department of Residence Life is excited to introduce out Residence Life Awards. These awards were created to honor the hard work and dedication of our staff to the Augsburg community through their involvement within Residence Life. Please take some time and nominate individuals whom you think embodies the awards described below. The recipients will be honored on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 in the Oren Gateway Atrium.

The Department of Residence Life will be giving out the following awards:

The Illumination Awards
Pickens-Opoku Social Justice Leadership Award
Resident Advisor of the Year
Lead Staff Member of the Year
Outstanding Program of the Year
Cyndy Rowe Dean’s Award

* Nominations for the Department of Residence Life Awards will be accepted from February 20th – March 20th.
* Nominators can submit more than one nomination for an award.
* Any Augsburg Student or Professional Staff Member can make nominations.

You can find more information by visiting:

Seasons of Spiritual Growth: Lent, Ramadan and the Baha’i Fast

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9th from 6:30-8:30pm

Many faith and spiritual traditions honor seasons of reflection, re-commitment and spiritual growth. Join us for a meal and discussion of these distinct but connected traditions in the Muslim, Christian and Baha’i faiths. The evening will include delicious food from each tradition, three guests who will share about these observances and lots of time to chat and connect. Hope to see you there!

See Facebook event for details:

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

This gathering is hosted by the Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

Cedar Commons (2001 Riverside Ave. S, Below Trinity offices)

“In the Shadow of Green Man” talk and book signing

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Come and hear Augsburg alum Reginaldo Haslett-Marroqin talk about his life and amazing work with the Main Street Project and endeavors around the globe with organic farmers and regenerative agriculture.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 4-6pm, Student Art Gallery in Christensen. Refreshments will be provided.

Morning Chapel: Prof. Noel Petit

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Join us for worship in the chapel at 10:40am: Prof. Noel Petit, Computer Science, preaching. Dr. Petit will also receive a blessing on his retirement from Augsburg. Musician: Jacob Pernsteiner, guitar.

Chapel schedule:
Thursday, 3/9, 11:30am: Hannah Schmitt ’17 Senior Chapel–Prayers for the World
Friday, 3/10, 10:40am: Spring Break Blessings with musicians Zach Sands, vocalist, and Ray Makeever, flutist.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

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