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Future Auggie Panel on Technology Expectations

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Wednesday July 26, 2017
4:15PM – 5:00PM
Snacks will be provided.

What do future auggies expect from Augsburg when it comes to technology?

What do future auggies expect from their courses, faculty and campus?

The Augsburg IT Department is sponsoring a future student panel to explore what technology future auggies expect. Come see a moderated panel where three incoming first year students will talk about what they expect from Augsburg’s technology.

Teenagers have grown up in a world where technology is everywhere and how they learn is infused with technology. Many K-12 systems have laptop programs, smartboards, and use tools like moodle. This sets an expectation and shapes how they learn — we need to understand this digital reality so we can help students succeed in the college environment. Come and hear from this panel and engage with them on questions you have about their digital reality.

Fulbright: Live Abroad After Graduating

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Fulbright program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities abroad. Each year, approximately 1,900 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

If this program is something you are interested in, here is the first step towards applying:
• Call the URGO office at 612-330-1446, or email us at to schedule an appointment to meet with our staff

Competitive applicants will be:
• U.S. Citizen
• Senior, Graduate Student or Alumni
• Any major can apply
• GPA 3.4+

See our blog for Augsburg’s most recent Fulbright Scholars.

See our blog for Augsburg’s most recent Fulbright Scholars.

Visit the WL during SS II

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The Augsburg Writing Lab is now open and writing tutors are available through Summer Session II (through Wed, August 16). The Lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Summer hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30. Online help is also available for students who can not be on campus during the lab hours. Questions? Contact K.Swanson, English Department.

General Announcements

Welcome to New Program Coordinator in Namibia, Alex Sikume

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Alex Sikume is our new Instructor for Political Science and Social Change in our semester program in Southern Africa: NATION BUILDING, GLOBALIZATION, AND DECOLONIZING THE MIND. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management majoring in Policy Analysis from School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China. He further holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and Industrial Psychology from the University of Namibia.

Alex worked for the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development for ten years as a Development Planner dealing with issues of local government operations, administration and management. In 2011 he worked for the United Nations Development Programme as a Programme Officer. He further worked as Technical Advisor under the Building Local Capacity Project for Southern Africa within the Management Sciences for Health.

Alex has three years of experience working with the Namibia University of Science and Technology teaching courses ‘Governance and Politics in Africa’ and ‘Disaster Risk Management’. He also worked with the Namibia Business School of the University of Namibia as a tutor for a work based project course.

Program Information:

Augsburg Total Wellness: Register for the Common Cents Campaign

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When it comes to financial wellness, there are few quick fixes. Taking the long view will pay dividends down the road and help you minimize the stress that often results when your financial house is not in order. Ultimately, this enhances your overall health and wellbeing, and improves life satisfaction. The Common Cents campaign is here to help you get your financial house in order!

REGISTER by July 16th at the following link:

What: 4 weeks for daily and weekly challenges aimed at helping you make healthy financial choices—the goal is to earn 3,000 points for the full 4 weeks!

Who: Faculty and Staff

When: July 17th through August 11th

Where: Anywhere! Keep track of your work with the Challenge Ledger

How: Earn points for completing daily challenges and weekly activities

-100 points for ANYTHING that helps you avoid a cost that has become a regular in your life
-250 points for completing each of the 4 weekly “long view” worksheets in the participant packet

Registration is required for participation. Detailed information and weekly reminders will be sent to registered participants beginning on July 11th. For questions, concerns, or requests for accommodation, please contact Nicole at

Introducing Nancy Huynh

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It is with great excitement that I introduce Nancy Huynh as the new Program Coordinator in the Campus Activities and Orientation Department! Nancy is an alum of Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas and comes to us with an impressive background in K-12 education, college access programs, and the community and technical college arena. She also most recently worked as the Member & Audience Services Supervisor at Minnesota Public Radio while completing her Master’s degree in Student Affairs Leadership. I am beyond thrilled to welcome her to the team and hope many of you get a chance to say hello as you see her around campus this summer and fall. Nancy’s official first day is Monday, July 24.

Event Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

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In just a week TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. 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.

Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
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:

Tuesday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, July 19 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, July 20 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.

Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website:

As a student, you can be more involved in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum by signing up to be a host for visiting students! Students from other colleges and universities will be visiting the Twin Cities for the Forum from the 14th-16th of September. If you live on campus and can offer space to sleep, you would be the perfect host!

If you would like to be a student host, or have any questions about hosting please email or call!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Two New Fulbright Winners

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Two more Augsburg students have been named Fulbright Award winners. These awards now bring Augsburg’s total number of Fulbright winners for the 2017-2018 application cycle to four. The four Fulbright Scholars will be living abroad in the 2017-2018 school year.

We are proud to announce Dustin Parks (2017, Economics and Finance) as one of our newest Fulbright Scholars. Dustin will conduct research on entrepreneurial education in Peru.

We are also proud to announce Hannah Schmit (2017, Sociology, Religion, and Biology) as one of our newest Fulbright Scholars. Hannah will be an English teaching assistant in the Czech Republic.

For more details on our Fulbright Scholars, click here to view our blog.

click here to view our blog.


Volunteers Needed For Script-Reading

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Be a part of script-reading for an Augsburg Student URGO Project.
We would like anyone to come and provide feedback on our script as well as read parts aloud. Some may have to read multiple characters, although those parts may only have a few lines in total.

Acting experience not required.
Meeting on 7/12/17 at 3:30pm at Foss 175, Augsburg College.

Snacks and beverages will be provided, and a small remuneration for those willing to read aloud.

Any questions? Email us at or