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Need Help? Visit the WL — Right around the Corner in Lindell Library

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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.

Scholarly Writing Retreat – Only a Few Spot Left

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Scholarly Writing Retreat
May 21-23, 2017
Dunrovin Retreat Center

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. (after lunch). Please e-mail to reserve your space.

CTL Development Activities – 3 Days in May

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CTL is trying a new approach this year for our May events by offering the majority of our professional development workshops and discussions over a span of three days. Our hope is that engaging sessions, time to share a cup of coffee, and a happy hour will provide opportunities for both professional development and community building. Join us May 9-11 for sessions on the following topics:

-Virtual Reality
-Working with Student Researchers
-Classroom Management Strategies
-Interactive Video Conferencing
-Responding to Student Feedback
-Creating Accessible Documents
-Sustainability and Wellness Across the Curriculum
-Creating Tenure and Promotion Portfolios
-Threats to Academic Freedom.

The timing of sessions will be available in the next few days so watch A-mail and the CTL website for updates.

General Announcements

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

Last Day to Apply for Fairview IT Internships

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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 by today, 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

I am listening, and I can hear you. Vote Cody Thompson for Class Senator

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I stand here today willing and able to serve you on the Augsburg Day Student Government at whatever capacity is asked of me to the best of my ability. As my values and goals as a person very much so align with Augsburg’s mission as a college, I am listening and I can hear you. As stated in our college’s mission statement, “Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders”. It is a right of every student to be informed of what is happening within our Augsburg community and within our surrounding communities. I want to be your eyes and ears striving to keep you informed and up to date with what is going on in our communities. As we grow toward thoughtful stewardship, I want us to embrace our individual qualities that make us unique, our talents, our strengths, our flaws and weaknesses, which allow us to grow, and have confidence in our own independence as college students and growing adults. Others frequently comment that I am an avid critical thinker. I want to know more than just the solution to a problem. I want to know how we arrived at the solution from the problem. I believe transparency is highly important, and it is something that is very important to me. I will strive to be as transparent as possible with you as your class senator. I have a duty and responsibility to be a leader within our community. I want students to know that I am listening and that I can hear you. I encourage you to reach out to me if this message I have shared today has provoked some thoughts or ideas that you may or may not have felt the most comfortable in addressing. I want your voice to be heard because it needs to be heard. Your voice is invaluable. I hope today you feel empowered to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to run for class senator and to serve you!


Cody Thompson
Future ADSG Class Senator

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

Drought in Somalia Relief Help

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Hello all. Please see this important message from Zahra Hassan, of Fairview Hospital, who works with Augsburg’s Health Commons program in Cedar-Riverside.

“The drought in Somalia is turning into the worst Famine in 60 years. Beginning of this month over a two day span over 100 people died in one area due to hunger. The people in Somalia need us as much as the ones we are working here at the Health Commons. Our work in the Health Commons involves providing resources and working together with the community to achieve optimum health. With many of the community we serve in our Cedar Riverside Health Commons having families in Somalia they are affected by what is happening back home. As part of Health Commons team I thought we can assist in contributing to making a difference in Somalia. Below is a non-profit organization I am volunteering with that is on the ground in Somalia and other parts of East Africa. I am reaching out to ask for donations and would like you to pass on the link for others to please donate.

BaitulMaal is a non-profit organization that worked in Somalia the last famine that took place in 2011 and I volunteered with them to conduct fund raising events here in Minneapolis. Please pass it on.
Here is the link:”

Please help out in any way you are able. If you have concerns or need more information please contact

Event Announcements

Tonight: Arte + Activismo = Artivismo

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Join us tonight to explore and share poetry, manifestos, art and music of resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities. This is a night of sharing and of inspiration for all interested in social justice. Information will be shared in Spanish and/or English, so all are welcome!

We hope to see you at this event: 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, 2nd fl., Christensen Center. If you want to bring a piece to share, more information can be found here (access from your Augsburg account):

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

Theater Dept. Presents: Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

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Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday March 31 at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Saturday April 8 at 3:00 P.M.
Saturday April 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00 P.M.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

Ticket Information

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Spring Blood Drive TODAY

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Memorial Blood Centers will be on campus today from 10 – 4 pm in the East Commons for our annual spring blood drive. Thanks to so many of you that signed up to donate. If you did not do that, please feel free to stop in as a walk-in donor. All donors today will receive a FREE t-shirt! If you are donating be sure to eat good meals before donating and drink a lot of water.

Auggies are helping save lives and since 1997 over 4000 lives have been helped with Augsburg donations!! Thank you very much.

Any questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707

Afrikan Night

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Greetings all! Please join the Augsburg College Pan Afrikan Student Union for our annual Afrikan Night. This year we are unapologetically celebrating and embracing our Blackness with the theme Black Carpet. (Yes, there will actually be a Black Carpet). We want you to come dressed to impress (in whatever is comfortable to you). The paparazzi will be waiting to take a picture of you shinning! We want everyone attending Afrikan Night to feel special, and comfortable embracing themselves.

PERFOMERS WANTED: If you are interested in performing please fill out this form: (The deadline to sign up is March 31st.)

Please only fill this out if you are committed to performing, attending practices, keeping in contact with the board, and taking this responsibility seriously. Email with any question.

Augsburg students will be prioritized as well as other college/university students. If possible have your own clothing available but we will have a limited amount of Afrikan Clothing available to those who do not have their own (first come first serve!). Must be of Afrikan Descent and/or respect all cultural boundaries to participate in this show but open to all to join in this celebration so invite all of your friends!


Apply: Cargill Summer Diversity Leadership Summit

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Cargill Summer Diversity Leadership Summit – August 2017-

To learn more and apply go to:
In the search bar enter: UNI05033

Cargill’s Diversity Leadership Summit is a three-day program held August 14-16th, 2017 that focuses on diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. During the three days, attendees may:

-Gain invaluable exposure to various Cargill opportunities and careers -Interact with Cargill leaders across the company

-Participate in activities which may include: developmental workshops, panels, and case studies

-Hear from our Business Resource Groups and learn about the value of diversity and inclusion at Cargill

All attendees will have a guaranteed internship interview and will return to school with the chance of a job offer in hand! Cargill will pay for all reasonable travel and hotel accommodations for non-local attendees.

Morning Chapel with Dr. Paul Pribbenow

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Join us in the chapel at 10:40am. Dr. Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College, will preach. 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. Music: Augsburg Choir directed by Mark Sedio

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Famous Somali Singer at The Cedar This Friday – Free w/ Augsburg ID

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The Cedar Presents Nimco Yasin ft. Iskalaji with special guest Rahmo Rose
Friday, March 31
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
at The Cedar Cultural Center
Free with Augsburg ID
Get more information at

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.

Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around

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Faculty and staff, RSVP now for the final installment of “Speaking of Sabbaticals.” Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices.

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lindell 301

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

RSVP for your spot at lunch here!

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