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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:

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!

General Announcements

Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience: Finalist Presentations

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Please join the campus community to meet the 3 finalists for the position of Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience. Finalist presentations will describe their vision for global education at Augsburg University and how their leadership style will serve as a catalyst for realizing this vision. Each presentation will be followed by Q and A.

• Monday, 4/17 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Karen Rodriguez
• Tuesday, 4/18 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Heidi Soneson
• Wednesday, 4/19 2:45-3:30, Lindell 301 | Patrick Mulvihill

Surveys to gather campus community feedback will be available after each presentation

CV Links:
Karen Rodriguez:

Heidi Soneson:

Patrick Mulvihill:

Needed: Volunteers for Commencement

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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 staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal as well as ushering and ticket taking at the ceremony for they strongly contribute to the success and smooth flow of the event. There is also the chance to see some of the ceremony with most ushering responsibilities.

Help is needed:
-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. – extra help is really needed here!

Please sign up today by contacting Katie Radford at .

Event Announcements

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Join us this morning at 10:40am in Hoversten Chapel for for 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises led by Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor. Musical prelude and postlude by Mendelssohn, featuring Elizabeth Whalen (clarinet) and Oliver Konecny ’17 (bass clarinet).

Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30am: Come and enjoy performances by the Augsburg Orchestra.  Senior Greg Lewis will preach.

Wednesday, April 19 at 10:40am: Senior Chapel with Hannah Thiry ‘17.  Borodin String Quartet featuring Erika Parvi, Kristina Krasnokutski, Dr. Reinaldo Moya, and Michael Obert.

Thursday, April 20 at 11:30am: Senior Chapel with Emma Blom ’17. Music by Handel featuring Lauren Capps, soprano and Kaylie Johnson (’17) trumpet.

Friday, April 21 at 10:40am: Come and celebrate Earth Day and the last day of classes!  Musicians include Ray Makeever (flute), the Augsburg Choir, Riverside Singers and Cedar Singers.

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13 Colors of Resistance

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Event featuring 2 amazing artists from Honduras… Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara.

Friday, April 21st 1:50pm-3:00pm, Foss Studio

Melissa Cardoza’s book 13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance tells thirteen stories of women who joined the resistance to the U.S. backed 2009 coup d’etat. Melissa is an an afro-indigenous fearless journalist, poet, writer, and feminist organizer from Honduras.

Melissa will be touring with her fellow member of the Honduran Red de Defensoras or network of women rights defenders and beloved jazz/folk protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice for the resistance. Both of the women were close friends of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH who was assassinated for her work in defense of the Lenca people and against patriarchy, capitalism and racism. This book and this tour are dedicated to Berta.

Review of the book by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza:
“13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance by Melissa Cardoza is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the many contours of Honduran feminists fighting for self-determination and dignity. These stories of bravery, of struggle and pain, and ultimately of a resilience rooted in a love for freedom will grip your heart. Cardoza is brilliant in storytelling, and ensures that, in memory of our sister Berta Caceres, feminisms are three dimensional and span multiple experiences—trans, Black, elderly, and more. The lessons contained in these stories offer important reflections for all revolutionaries.”

Co-sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship

How to Identify Racism Video & Discussion

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On Tuesday, April 18th, join Students for Racial Justice for a showing of the documentary The Angry Eyes, which follows educator Jane Elliot’s social experiment to teach her students what racism is. The video will be followed by a guided discussion. Before the event, SRJ will hold a brief info session for students interested in joining the organization. Info at 5:30, video at 6 in OGC 201. Food will be available. All are welcome!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Staff needed for Homework Help

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The Homework Help Program at Trinity Congregation here in Cedar Riverside is looking for people to work with youth on their homework any afternoon of the week that fits your schedule. The program goes from 3:30pm-6:00pm. You can go for one hour or more. This is a good way to use your community service hours.
If you are interested or for more information, you can contact Mary Laurel True, or Kasi at

Help Needed: Setup/Strike for Masterworks Chorale

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Seeking students to assist with setup/strike for the upcoming Masterworks Chorale performance. Equipment includes choral risers, choral shells, orchestra chairs/stands/percussion, etc. Please let me know if you are interested and available (full details below) ASAP.

Need 2 more students
Pay is $80 for whole thing
First preference is for students available for all 3 times listed below, but I will definitely consider Thursday only …and Friday only … If that is your only schedule option!

Thursday, April 20 – about 2:15-3:30-ish … Load truck at Augsburg
Thursday, April 20 – about 4-6 p.m. … Unload truck and set up at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (285 Dale St. N, St. Paul)
Friday, April 21 – about 8:45-10:15 p.m. … Strike and load truck at Church in St. Paul, unload at Augsburg

Cathy Knutson, M25-C –