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Four Days in May of Faculty Development and Community Building with CTL

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Faculty and staff, add the upcoming May events from CTL to your own Google calendar now. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30 p.m. – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Read detailed event descriptions on the CTL website.

May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

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The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will concentrate on select foundational principles of creating more inclusive classrooms and interactions by focusing on improving communication and conflict resolution across cultures and by improving the success of all students through culturally responsive teaching across majors.

● The Institute will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.
● Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
● Institute will be led by a faculty/staff collaboration.
● There are only 36 spaces available for the Institute and participants must register by using the link below. (A waiting list will be instituted if registration surpasses 36 participants.)
● Participation in the Institute counts towards a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program requirement.
● If you have attended the Intercultural Conflict Styles Workshop, some information during the Institute may be repeated.

ATTENTION: Please DO NOT register for the Institute unless you are able to commit to both the morning and afternoon session.

Questions concerning the Institute should be directed to

Click here to register!

Pre-Health Application Bootcamp

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Pre-Health Application Bootcamp is a series of guided workshops where participants work on centralized applications to health professional programs, personal statements, and secondary applications. Bootcamp begins with a personal statement workshop on Wednesday, May 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Sverdrup 205. Jo Peterson will present “Your Favorite Burger: Five Paragraph Method to Create a Snatched Personal Statement.”

Contact Catherina Kipper at for more information. To register, go to:

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

Augsburg College offers a four and a half week general GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). Throughout the course students will have a chance to take two full-length practice tests, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction.

Course Dates: May 17 to June 19
Course Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m.
Course Cost: $100 (The registration fee includes instruction, a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh, as well as the official ETS GRE test prep book.)

How to register:

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Award Recipients from the 2017 Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival

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The 2017 Augsburg Student Film and Screenplay Festival presented by the Fine Arts Film Scholars was held Saturday, April 1.

The festival was a juried screening of work created by Augsburg film students. This year’s festival programmers reviewed 24 films and 4 screenplays.

Congratulations to the award recipients:
Best Fiction – “The Stranger in the Woods” by Winston Heckt
Best Documentary – “The Voice of Dance” by NokLam Chan
Best Experimental – “Conversations with God” by Winston Heckt
Best Director – “A Purposeful Jar” – Joel Myers, Director
Best Cinematography – “Stranger in the Woods” – Winston Heckt
Best Editing – “Trip” – Joel Myers, Editor
Sound Design – “Earworm” – Lukas Olson, Sound
Responsible Filmmaking – “The Paper Problem” by Lukáš Barbuščák, Lukas Olson, Brigitta Zosel, Francesca Chiari
Screenplay – “The Bering Strait” by Meredith Carstens
Best of Show – “The Stranger in the Woods” by Winston Heckt
Audience Choice – “Conversations with God” by Winston Heckt

Students who won and were not in attendance should see Professor Jenny Hanson for their award.

Nominate Staff for March’s Auggie Pride Award

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Each month of the academic year, Staff Senate highlights two staff members for their outstanding work. The Auggie Pride Program was created to uplift the work of staff members who go above and beyond. Nominations can be submitted via email ( or submit a form found at

Commencement Help Needed 2017

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Are you wanting to take part in Commencement as we send off our graduating seniors? Help with staffing Commencement.

Annually we rely on our volunteers to help assist with rehearsal as well as ushering and ticket taking at the ceremony. Our volunteers strongly contribute to the success and smooth flow of the event.

Help is needed for the following:
-Rehearsal: Thursday, April 27 from 4:00-6:45 p.m.
-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Please sign up today by contacting Katie Radford at .

We need all hands on deck!

Rochester Grad Fair on April 10

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There will be a Grad Fair for our Rochester students. This Grad Fair will be from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904.

There will also be treats to celebrate this exciting time for our Graduates.

Want to know what your Graduation Garb will cost Monday at the Fair?
Bachelor’s cap, gown, tassel is regularly $64.98, but on Monday you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair Price of $54.98.

Master’s cap, gown, tassel, hood is regularly $100.98, but on Monday you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair Price of $90.98.

Help Inspire Hagfors Center 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

Friday, April 7, Grad Fair at Augsburg College Bookstore

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We will be having our Grad Fair today in the Augsburg College Bookstore from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. We will have representatives from Herff Jones on-site, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to assist with any questions you may have about regalia, class ring purchase and any other graduation needs you may have.

There will also be treats to celebrate this exciting time for our Graduates.

Want to know what your graduation garb will cost at the Fair?
Bachelor’s cap, gown, tassel is regularly $64.98, but today you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair price of $54.98.

Master’s cap, gown, tassel, hood is regularly $100.98, but today you will receive a $10 discount for a Grad Fair price of $90.98.

Can’t make the Grad Fair? No problem. Graduation garb will be available in the Augsburg College Bookstore from now THROUGH the day of Commencement.

Can’t make it into the bookstore? No problem. Call and charge your graduation garb over the phone, and have it shipped to you for a flat $7.50 fee. (No expedited orders please as expedited shipping is not available. Shipping out UPS/UPS pick-up only happens once a day.)

Additional “All About Bias” Workshop Offered

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An additional “All About Bias” workshop has been added in May.

“All About Bias” is a hybrid, group-format e-learning workshop that is a part of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and provides an introduction to understanding and responding to unconscious bias in any workplace setting or interaction. Relevant to employees of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all aspects of an organization. This workshop explores the hidden and pervasive nature of unconscious bias – how it works in the human brain, how it can impact workplace interactions and decisions, and how individuals can respond when they encounter it in themselves.

For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Initiatives Staff at

Click here to register!

Donate used athletic shoes and equipment to Cedar Riverside

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The HPE Department is collecting gently used athletic shoes and equipment for the Cedar Riverside School and the Check it out program. Please drop off items at the collection boxes located in the 3rd floor of Kennedy Center and Sabo Center. We will collect items until April 21. Yard games would be greatly appreciated, but any donations would be great.

Food Service Hours

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Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m. -8 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10 a.m.

The Commons is open from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Breakfast 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nabo is open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Commons is open from 11:30 a.m. –  1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.

Einsteins and Nabo are closed
The Commons is open from 11:30 a m – 1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m.

Augsburg Film wins Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation

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Congratulations to Jake Moore, senior film student, recipient of a Student Production Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter/Foundation for his animated short film “Interface.” “Interface” is short animation that asks: What is time? Is it real? Why do we follow its seemingly strict structure? An intruder brings these questions to light.

Moore accepted the award at the annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Upper Midwest Student Production Awards ceremony held Friday, March 31.

Augsburg films were nominated in fiction, documentary, animation, and public affairs/community service.

For a complete list of recipients visit:

A replay of the event is also available:

Event Announcements

University Structure Focused Conversations: Tuesday & Wednesday

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The April Focused Conversations are Tuesday and Wednesday, and will address the implications for our institutional structure of the transition to Augsburg University.

The two sessions will be facilitated by Provost Karen Kaivola. See details and add to your calendar using the links below.

Tuesday, April 11, 2 p.m., Oren 100
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Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall
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Compost Contracts

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Do you vow to compost any and all items around the Augsburg campus that are compostable? From all of the fun activities and learning opportunities revolved around composting, to wrap up Compost Week, the ESC will be tabling from 11-12:30 in the Quad with Compost Contracts for students, faculty and staff to sign as a vow to compost compostable items here on the Augsburg campus.

Academy of American Poets Reading on April 13

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All members of the campus community are invited to attend the Academy of American Poets Reading on Thursday, April 13, featuring Matt Rasmussen, winner of the Academy of American Poets Whitman Award and finalist for the National Book Award, and this year’s student winner of Augsburg’s John R. Mitchell Award.

Thursday, April 13
OGC 100

Read about the featured poet, Matt Rasmussen, here.

Coming Up @ Cedar Commons

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“Discussing Disability”
Tuesday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.

In response to last semester’s panel audience asking for a more discussion-based event, please join us for a facilitated discussion about living with disability.

This will include an opportunity to hear first-person narratives of what it’s like to live in today’s world as a disabled individual as well as time for discussion about experiences, misconceptions, assumptions and other issues surrounding disability.

Speakers will include people with a range of experiences, abilities, and disabilities.

Light refreshments will be provided.

“Interfaith @ Cedar Commons: A Spirituality of Climate Justice”
Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The world’s wealthiest nations, with their activities and consumption, continue to drive climate change. The most marginalized communities are least responsible for it and yet bear the weight of its heaviest impacts: the poor, people of color, and indigenous communities. Climate change is foremost an issue of justice.

So what do faith and spirituality have to do with our relationship with the planet? How do our faith communities serve as both a catalyst for powerful change, and a source of denial and complacency?

Join us for an evening of delicious food and conversation with Interfaith Power and Light as we learn from their powerful work and consider how each of us can work together towards a better world.

ABOUT INTERFAITH @ CEDAR COMMONS: 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.

Where Is Cedar Commons? 2001 Riverside Ave. S (Below Trinity offices)

EPIC Sex (Af)fair – TONIGHT

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Join EPIC peer health educators TONIGHT for an interactive fun evening about sex and sexual health and relationships at our second annual EP!C Sex (Af)Fair. Games, educational resources, prizes and more! Resources from the Aurora Center, Planned Parenthood and Smiley’s Clinic also will be at the event. Please stop by and check it out Friday night in the student lounge in Christensen Center 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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

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Passing Strange
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 p.m.
Friday March 31 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Saturday April 8 at 3 p.m.
Saturday April 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday April 9 at 3 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!

2016-2017 Productions

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Music Department Guest Artists -Strains New Music Ensemble – Free concert 4/7

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113 presents, New Music for: Strains -April 7, 2017 | 7:30 p.m. -Sateren Auditorium – Minneapolis based Strains New Music Ensemble specializes in the performance, promotion, and creation of new contemporary chamber music. Since its founding in 2015, Strains has premiered over a dozen compositions by Minnesota composers Katherine Bergman, Joey Crane, Michael Duffy, Sam Krahn, Scott Miller, Ted Moore, Joshua Musikantow, Daniel Nass, and Tiffany Skidmore. They have been featured on concert series in close collaboration with 113 Collective and the Spitting Image Collective, and have given educational workshops to audiences across the Twin Cities. Members are James DeVoll (flute), Jeffery Kyle Hutchins (saxophone), Carlynn Savot (cello), and Jeremy Johnston (percussion).

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