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Teaching and Learning

Faculty and Staff – What Do You Want From CTL?

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The CTL Fellows will meet later this summer to plan for the 2017-2018 CTL workshops, reading groups, and celebrations of scholarship. If you would like us to focus on a specific topic, please contact Tim Pippert or one of the CTL Fellows.

2017-2018 CTL Fellows
Daniel Albert, Nishesh Chalise, Jennifer Diaz, Mary Lowe, Joaquin Munoz, Brian Rood, and Bonnie Tensen.

Summer in the Writing Lab

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Writing assignments are due in the summer, too, and tutors in the Writing Lab can help any Augsburg student with any writing task. The Augsburg Writing Lab is now open with reduced hours during the summer. Hours through the end of SS II are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 – 6:30 p.m. There is also an online option for students who can not be on campus. Please contact Kathryn Swanson, English Department, if you have any questions.

General Announcements

Professor to Debate at Great American Think-Off

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Congratulations to Communication Studies professor David Lapakko, who will once again be honored this weekend at the Great American Think-Off in New York Mills, MN. As the Think-Off champion in 2015, Lapakko has been ineligible to compete in the audience Think-Off debates for two full years. But both this year and last, he has been chosen to receive an Honorable Mention award, putting his essay in the top 15 out of the hundreds submitted from around the nation. This year’s question was, “Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?” (Lapakko argued on the affirmative.) The four finalists in Saturday’s audience debate hail from Seattle, WA; Olympia, WA; Prior Lake, MN; and Queens, NY.

Lindell Library’s New Interlibrary Loan System

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On Monday, June 5, Lindell Library moved to a new interlibrary loan system called Tipasa. There is no need to register for the new system; your Augsburg username and password will give you access to your account. You can take a look at the new request form at

Your past request history and any articles you may have in the old system will not be transferred to Tipasa. If you have data in your ILLiad account that you would like to keep, you have until June 30, 2017 to log in and retrieve it. You can log in to your ILLiad account at until June 30.

Please contact Karen Alexander at 612-330-1569 with questions, or email

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline is June 15

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Applications for the 2017-18 AugSTEM Program are due June 15, 2017.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-1565060), AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


– Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)

– Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

Event Announcements

Community Ramadan Iftar

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All are welcome to join the Community Ramadan Iftar co-sponsored by CAIR MN, Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran Church, Seward Co-op and the Seward Neighborhood Group.

Come for an evening meal with friends and neighbors on Monday, June 19th, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran E. 2511 Franklin.

If you are willing to help serve the meal or clean up afterward, please let Mary Laurel True know at

Keeping Track of Auggies

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$10 Target Gift Card for Research Participants – Functional Movement

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Hello Students,

My name is Tiffany Widseth and I am an Exercise Science student and an McNair researcher this summer at Augsburg. I am investigating a modified version of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) test in Division III female college soccer players and need healthy female Augsburg College students (ages 18-24) to participate in this study as part of the control group. You may not be currently a part of an Augsburg athletic team.
This study involves a one-hour visit to Kennedy Center Physiology lab (room 309) for Functional Movement Screen testing and a video of a drop jump. Participants will receive a $10 gift card to Target.

You can reach me at: to get more details or to schedule an appointment time.

Thank you!

$5 Cash for Research Participants – Intuitive Intelligence

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We are seeking research participants in a study investigating
intuitive intelligence and its role in behavior.
Participants will play a series of short computer games and will then
be asked to fill out a few surveys related to their play. Eligible
participants will be given $5 for their participation in this brief
experiment that will take 30 minutes or less. If you are
interested, please contact James at

$5 For Research Participants – Eye Movement

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We are seeking research participants in a study investigating how our eyes move when locating hidden objects. Participants will have their eye movements monitored while they complete a series of computerized visual search tasks. Eligible participants will be given $5 for their participation in this brief experiment.

All adults over 18 years of age with normal or corrected-to-normal vision are eligible to participate. The task takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and there are no anticipated risks to participation.

Please contact Samantha Kong via email ( if you are interested in participating.