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It’s Definitely Time to Visit the Writing Lab

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If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s time to do so! More than 700 Auggies have already used the WL this semester. Writing Lab tutors await all students, grad and undergrad, and their written work – essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing. The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

General Announcements

TODAY Last day for Food and Hygiene drive

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TriBeta (Biological Honor Society) is hosting a personal hygiene and food drive from Monday 11/21/17 to Monday 12/4/17. Please consider donating! Items can be placed in the five boxes throughout campus (Christensen Center Welcome Desk, Enrollment Center Lobby, Foss Atrium (outside of the Campus Ministry offices), Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk and Si Melby Lobby (outside of the Athletics offices). All items will be donated to Merrick Food Shelf who opens their doors to the Twin Cities community for those who are in need.

Internal Only Job Posting: Assistant Registrar

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The Registrar’s Office has an open position for an Assistant Registrar. This position is being posted internally only and will remain active for 7 calendar days.

The posting and job details can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Select Staff under the Industry/Function box to access the posting.

Internal Only Job Posting: Event and Conference Coordinator

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University Events has an open position for an Event and Conference Coordinator. This position is being posted internally only and will remain active for 7 calendar days.

The posting and job details can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Select Staff under the Industry/Function box to access the posting.

LSAMP NSS Funding for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
US citizen or permanent resident.
Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at or complete the following application:

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM application

No more bags for Campus Kitchen

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Thanks to everyone who donated paper and plastic bags for our farmer’s market gleaning! We’re done for the season, so we no longer need them.

If you have bags you’re not going to reuse, you can recycle paper bags in your curbside recycling and bring plastic plastic bags back to a store to be recycled. Bag recycling bins are usually at the entrances of places like Target and grocery stores.

Campus Cupboard in Need of Donations

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Hello Augsburg Campus!

Campus Cupboard, Augsburg’s own food pantry, is in need of donations! Please consider donating if you are able.

Here are some items we are in need of:
– Grains like dried pasta and instant rice
– Canned soups (any kind except tomato. We are stocked on tomato!)
– Proteins like small jars of peanut butter, canned or dried beans, canned tuna and chicken
– Healthy snacks like granola bars, crackers, nuts, popcorn
– Baking supplies like sugar, salt, 2lb bags of flour, baking soda/powder
– Spices like paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric, etc
– Canned fruits and veggies
– Hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads, tampons, etc.

We are also taking clothing donations! Please drop off donations at Campus Ministry, the Welcome Desk in Christensen, or the Campus Cupboard table during open hours in the Foss Lobby.
IMPORTANT: Please leave your name/department, so we know who the donations are coming from!

Here are the Cupboard hours this week:
M 8am-9:15am, 9:30am-6pm
T 8am-1:40pm, 2pm-6pm
W 8am-9:15am, 9:30am-6pm
Th 8am-9:30am, 10am-1:45pm, 3:30pm-6pm
F 8am-9:15am 10am-6pm

Thanks so much for reading. Have a great week!

Janet Nguyen

Have you submitted to Murphy Square?

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Murphy Square (Augsburg’s undergraduate literary and visual arts magazine) is looking for your submissions! From now until January 1, we are accepting prose (fiction or creative nonfiction short stories), poetry, and visual art (photography, drawing, painting, etc.)!

Submit to the link below by January 1!

Event Announcements

December 7: Informational Sleep Seminar

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Are you having problems sleeping, falling asleep, staying asleep or even just want to learn more about how to get a better night’s sleep?

Come join Regions Hospital Sleep Health Center’s Sleep Team and Insomnia physician, James Davig, Ph.D, for an informational seminar.

When: Thursday, December 7, from 12-1 pm
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at

Relaxation Seminar on December 12

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Join fellow Auggies for a guided relaxation training program to help you manage stress, sleep more soundly at night, and approach your day with renewed energy and vitality.

Come relax with Beth Freschi, from a Time for Expression.

When: Tuesday, December 12, from 12-1 pm
Where: OGC 100

For questions, contact Nicole at

Open Faculty/Staff feedback sessions on the University’s Consensual Relationship Policy

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The Employee Handbook Review Committee seeks your input as it develops a newly proposed University Consensual Relationship Policy. Because this policy will impact all employees, a sub-committee has been formed and seeks your viewpoints on consensual relationships. The sub-committee has two open seats. One faculty and one staff member will be selected from those who attend an open session and express an interest in participating in this sub-committee.

Open feedback sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, December 6
2:00-3:00 PM
OGC 100

Thursday, December 7
1:30-2:30 PM
Marshall Room

Please contact Dawn Miller in HR at for additional information.

First Meeting of Augsburg Film Club on Tuesday, December 5th

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Whether you’re a film theory/production student or just interested in movies, come to the first meeting of Augsburg Film Club in Foss 175 on Tuesday, December 5th! We will have introductions and discussions about people’s filmic interests and ideas for the future of the club. As a bonus, there will be coffee and donuts available.

Submit your creative work for the Engman Prize

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The John Engman Writing Prize, a literary competition sponsored by Murphy Square and the Augsburg English Department, is awarded each year to promising writers. This year’s submission deadline is December 21st (the last day of finals). Judges of the competition will select winners in each of the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

To enter writers must submit the following:

Short Fiction – One complete short story of not more than 15 pages.
Creative Non-fiction – One complete piece not longer than 15 pages.
Poetry – At least three poems.

All writers must be enrolled at Augsburg University and may enter each of the categories as often as they wish, but they may only win in one. Names of writers must not be on the works submitted.

Entries must be submitted through Moodle.

The direct link to the site is:

The prize was named in honor of poet and Augsburg alumnus John Engman who died in 1996. Judges for the contest are English Department faculty members. The judges reserve the right to withhold awards if entries in specific categories are not of winning quality; they may also increase the number of awards in a category that has attracted entries of obvious merit. Winners will be notified in January and will be awarded gift cards to the university bookstore.

PASU Panel

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The Pan-Afrikan Student Union is presenting a panel on “What is Pan-Afrikan Identity?” this Thursday December 7th, 2017 6pm-8pm in Old Main, Room 105. The goal of this panel is to start a conversation on what meaning comes with the black/brown skin we inhabit. This conversation will discuss afro-latino, black, and the African/African American dichotomy. Free food will also be served! We look forward to seeing you! All are welcome!

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