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Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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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: Monday 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:

Got Professional Development?

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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

See the CTL website for more information.

Adjuncts Attending CTL Events This Week

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Adjunct Faculty Members:

We will do our best to keep track of attendance at the development events in order to process stipends. To make sure our records are correct, please e-mail Tim Pippert at the end of this week with a list of any of the “4 Days in May” events you attended.

Thank you for your participation!

Institutional Assessment Workshop Monday, May 15

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All faculty are invited to attend the May institutional assessment workshop led by Assessment Committee (AASC) members Ben Denkinger and Jenny Hanson.

Come learn about the work underway in the assessment of student learning at Augsburg, including the most recent data for Civic Engagement and Intercultural Competence. Attendees will weigh on the revisions of a rubric for better measuring diverse perspectives at Augsburg.

Monday, May 15
Institutional Assessment May Workshop
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., OGC 100

Lunch is included – please click here to register for the event

Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Students: A Roundtable Discussion.

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Thurs., May 11, 10:45 a.m.-noon, OGC 113

Have you noticed a change in learning styles in the last few years? Have you been experimenting with new delivery and classroom management techniques that can more successfully meet the needs of today’s learners? Would you like to? The goal of this workshop is to create a space where we can come together to share concerns, ask questions and hear what our colleagues are doing to encourage students to stay focused and engaged in the lesson each class period. Whether you have a bag full of good ideas or are looking for inspiration, all are invited to participate in this sharing session.

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Great Twin Cities Poetry Read – 7 p.m., Friday, May 12

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The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read will be held on Friday, May 12, 7-9 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium. Please join us and hear 30 regional poets each read one of their works. Poets include MFA publishing mentor Jim Cihlar, MFA student Jackie Dutdut, and undergrad student Malena Larsen. Hosted annually by Augsburg’s Low-Residency MFA Program.

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read

Annual Review Training Refresher

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The 2016-2017 academic year review period is from May 1 – July 31. Human Resources is offering a training refresher on Wednesday, May 10, from 9-10 a.m. in the Marshall Room.

The training is for staff and supervisors who are either new to Augsburg and haven’t used the online review system, or those who would like a refresher. The session will include a live demonstration and will include information about improvements to the form and process. All staff and supervisors are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Dawn Miller in Human Resources at

Ordway Center Hosts Screening of “No Blood Of Mine”

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The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a free screening of Prof. Wesley Ellenwood’s film “No Blood Of Mine.” This event at Metropolitan State University’s Film Space in Founders Hall will occur on Friday, May 26th, at 7:30 p.m. After the screening there will be a Q & A with writer and director Wesley Ellenwood and cast member Larry Yazzie (Meskwaki Nation of Central Iowa). This screening is part of the Open Screen Film Series at Metropolitan State University. This screening is also part of the Ordway Community engagement series. For more information and tickets visit the Ordway’s website below.

Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA – Sign Up Today

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There are limited number of open spots! Sign up TODAY for an individual counseling session with TIAA. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

For questions, please contact Nicole at

TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session on May 16

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at

Transportation Fair May 17 – Learn What it Takes to Switch Your Trip

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Augsburg’s Minneapolis location is ideal for students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of transit options. Join Augsburg and Metro Transit’s Switch My Trip Campaign to learn about options such as Metro Transit, carpooling, and biking!

Wednesday, May 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Quad. (Rain site is Christensen Center)


Healthier You. Active transportation choices like bicycling, walking or riding the bus or train get you closer to the 30 minutes of physical activity recommended for heart health, plus it’s a great stress reducer.

Healthier Finances. It costs roughly $8,900 per year to own and operate an average car.* Save money on fuel and maintenance costs when you drive less often.

Healthier Environment. Changing how you get around – even just a few days a week – is an easy, inexpensive way to improve air quality and reduce your carbon footprint.

* American Automobile Association (AAA), Your Driving Costs, 2012

Sponsored by Metro Transit and the Transit Task Force.

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference: Vocation for Life

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-third annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg College from Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19. Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. This year, our theme is “Vocation for Life.”

The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 p.m. followed by a dinner at 7:00 p.m. on July 17 and conclude by 1:00 p.m. on July 19.

Register and learn more on the conference website:

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

If you have questions about registration, contact Lonna Field: or 612-330-1467

If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: or 612-330-1773

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!


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