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Leadership Minor Information Session

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At the Leadership Minor information session, grab a (free) cookie while hearing from the Director of Leadership Studies along with faculty who teach in the program at Augsburg. Learn how a Minor in Leadership Studies can enhance your capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Contact Jolee Lilja ( with questions.

The LS Info Session will be Thursday, March 30 in the Christensen Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 12noon. Hope to see you there.

Adriane Brown receives grant for intercultural learning workshop in Spain

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Congrats to Adriane Brown who received a $2000 grant to participate this June in “Learning while Leading: Supporting Intercultural Development through Study Away” workshop in Madrid, Spain through Augsburg CGEE Affilliate, CIEE.

This seminar is designed to help university faculty effectively integrate intercultural learning into teaching and advising. Participants learn how to help students learn and grow through intercultural experiences, whether they take place at home or abroad.

Adriane will incorporate learnings from this workshop into her upcoming Spring Semester/Winter-Break 2018 course and short-term study abroad program, WST/YST 220: From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK.

Only a Few Weeks Remain: Find Help in the WL

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Time is passing quickly! 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.

General Announcements

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

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Dear Augsburg Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff,

The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for those working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1st to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to

More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole at

Help Inspire CSBR Artists

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We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center! Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input! Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online!

Click here for online form

Apply for IT Summer Internships at Fairview

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Fairview Health Services is currently seeking applicants for Information Technology summer internships as part of the MSP TechHire Scholars initiative. Funding from the City of Minneapolis will enable Fairview to hire up to three Augsburg students, who will each complete a paid ($20/per hour) full-time summer internship within IT at Fairview.

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year degree), and/or low income (Pell Grant or MN Dream Grant eligible)
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (expected graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity

In order to apply, interested students should email their resume to no later than Wednesday, March 29th. You will also be asked to complete a brief application at that time.

Semifinalists will interview on campus the week of April 10th. Internships begin on May 15th.

General information on Fairview Health Services can be found at

Help start seeds for our community gardeners

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The community garden is looking for paper egg cartons, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and paper coffee cups (like those ones from Einsteins, perhaps!) to help us start some seedlings for our gardeners to plant. Drop off supplies any time this week outside the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Hall), and let Allyson ( or Nora ( know if you want to take some seedlings to your sunny office or home window to nurture for the next month and a half!

Cody Thompson for Class Senator

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Hello Auggies! I am happy to announce that I will be running for class senator for the 2017-2018 academic school year. I want to be the eyes and ears of the student body. I want to listen and I want to hear your ideas and concerns. I want to be the voice for you. You can count on me to get things done while working along side my peers. I can’t do this without your support! It would mean a lot to me if on April 3rd, you vote for me to serve you as one of your class senators.

Vote Cody Thompson for Class Senator!

Thank you all so much for your support and if you want to chat, please feel free to email me. (

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

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Did you visit your dentist over Spring Break? How many of us actually use the items in the goodie bag given to us by our dentists? 

Bring these items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) back to school and donate them to the Pre-Dental Student Club Hygiene Item Drive! We will be collecting donations from Monday March 20th – Friday March 31st, keep an eye out for boxes around campus!

We will be donating the items collected to local groups in need. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us at

A Farewell for Sally Daniels Herron

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All faculty and staff are invited to join Advancement as we say farewell to Sally Daniels Herron, as her position in IA has been eliminated. We are grateful for Sally’s 38 years of service to Augsburg in Enrollment, Parent Relations, and Advancement, and welcome you to stop by the Alumni Offices in Oren 106 to bid her fond farewell at your convenience. Her last day is March 31, 2017.

Event Announcements

Resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities

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Arte de Resistencia/Art of Resistance

Wed., 3/29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, Christensen Center

Explore the topic of political resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities at this open mic event, where we will share poetry, music, visual arts and manifestos in English and/or Spanish. Bring your own work or something drawn from the inspired work of others that promotes peace and social justice. Come to share, come to listen. All are welcome!

We frame resistance as cultural expressions that unite us in our opposition to oppression and that create paths to freedom and promote justice for all.

Want to participate but not sure how? The Spanish and Cross-Cultural Studies faculty would be happy to help you choose a reading or explore resistance music in Spanish or English. Artwork can include posters, photos or paintings. Music can be of your own composition or created by others. Choose something that inspires you!

For more information and to sign up, see this Google doc:

Please direct your questions or ideas to Kate Reinhardt at or Sarah Degnar Riveros at

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare in April. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more!

When: April 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you!

Save the date! For questions, contact Nicole at

Vocation Lunch with Bill Green March 30

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You are invited to attend this year’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Bill Green on Thursday, March 30 from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

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.

Learn More at:

Register by visiting:

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

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

More about our speaker: Bill Green
Bill Green began working at Augsburg in 1991 as a Professor of History. Over the years, he has held several different teaching positions, including working as both an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at St. John’s University and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organization at Vanderbilt University. From 2006-2010, he served as the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Since 2013, he has been back at Augsburg serving as a Professor of History. He regularly teaches Minnesota History, American Legal History, History of Civil Rights, History of African American Religion, 19th Century U.S. History, and History of African American Education.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. to hear more of Bill Green’s vocation story.

Blood Drive Donors Needed 3/29

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Auggies did you know that since 1997 1381 pints of blood have been donated by Augsburg students, faculty and staff — this means we have saved 4,143 LIVES!!

The spring blood drive is Wednesday 3/29/17 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in East Commons and there are still spots available if you want to sign up to donate. You can go online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a time. In the fall of 2016 we reached 98% of our goal — hoping for 100% at the spring drive! Please continue to help save lives!!

Any questions, please call the CWC office.

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Join us in the chapel at 10:40am for Stress Management for All with Jermaine Nelson, a local yoga instructor and health fitness specialist. In Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

Tuesday, 3/28, 11:30am, Prof. Phil Quanbeck, Dept. of Religion, Sopranos Maria Gisselquist and Shealyn Kawlewski will sing music of Gabriel Faure
Wednesday, 3/29, 10:40am, Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College. Music: Jaz Vallin, flute and Sam Greives, tenor
Thursday, 3/30, 11:30am, Senior Chapel: Grace Corbin ’17
Friday, 3/31, 10:40am: Prof. Kristen Mebust, Dept. of Religion and Augsburg Choir directed by Mark Sedio

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Youth Worker Hiring Event

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Youth Worker Hiring Event
Friday, March 31, 2017
1 pm – 6 pm
Children’s Residential Treatment Center
143 E 19th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Are you wanting to make a difference? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in a young person’s life?
A Residential Counselor Position May Be For You!
Interviews will be held on site!

Duties of the Position:
Conduct recreational, educational, social events and activities with adolescent residents to fulfill their treatment plans and contribute to their well-being. Participate in the resident admission and discharge. Collaborate with treatment team to assist residents in meeting their objectives. Crisis intervention.

• PAID POSITIONS starting at $14 per hour, pay increase every 6 months
• Full Time, Part Time, and Overnight shifts available
• On the job training provided

Minimum Qualifications:
• HS Diploma/GED
• Age 21+
• Valid Driver’s License
• Must pass Criminal/DHS background screen