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Legal Research Database @ Lindell

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Lindell Library has a trial subscription to a new legal research database known as HeinOnline. Use HeinOnline to access thousands of journal articles, US congressional documents, presidential papers, Supreme Court opinions, federal agency documents, and specialized legal resources such as:

Religion and the Law – materials on the development, history, organization, fundamental principles, and legal foundations of various world religions.

Women and the Law – books, biographies and periodicals on the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years.

Slavery in America and the World – essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including every statute passed by every colony and state, every federal statute, and all state and federal cases pertaining to slavery.

Try HeinOnline at, or email a librarian for more information at


General Announcements

Apply to College Possible

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College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

College Possible application

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

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Looking for a memorable job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SEVEN current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI).

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of July 7-13, 2018.

Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at
Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and Theology and Public Leadership

Alternative Spring Break Trip 2018

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Greetings from Campus Ministry (CM) and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)!

We are writing to inform you of a wonderful service opportunity coming up! During Spring Break this year, March 10th – 17th, we will be traveling to Laredo, Texas with Habitat for Humanity for Alternative Spring Break. This trip is a great chance for students to travel during spring break while also making a positive difference in the Laredo community. The cost is $250 and includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. A $100 deposit is due at registration to secure your spot. Registration is between January 8th and February 2nd.

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break”
and Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Sophie Warnberg at


Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Bottled water: resources for campus visitors

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It’s almost Feb. 1! Are you ready for the next phase of our bottled water policy?

If you regularly provide campus visitors with bottled water, consider using/adapting the following language to alert visitors of this change before they come to campus:
Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

The student Environmental Action Committee may have funds to support your efforts!

Learn more!

Summer Study Abroad Deadlines Approaching

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Applications for the following two summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs are due by Wednesday, January 31st!

-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel

Finish your application soon! Come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

Event Announcements

Take Control of Your Health: Register Now for January Biometrics Health Screening

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To kick off Augsburg Total Wellness for 2018, Augsburg Faculty and Staff will have the opportunity to participate in an on-site health screening event that will include a fasting biometric test. On-campus screenings will be held from January 30th through February 1st, in East Commons, Christensen Center.

To register for the Health Screening check out the emailed registration link in the email titled–Take Control of Your Health: REGISTER NOW for January Biometrics Health Screening!

Please note that you will need to fast 8-10 hours prior to your appointment. The health screen includes: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure and BMI.

Participation in the biometrics health screen is free, confidential, and entirely voluntary. Registration is required. All faculty and staff enrolled in the HDHP, who complete the health screening, will be eligible to receive a $50 HSA contribution. Those not eligible for an HSA contribution will be entered into a separate prize drawing.

Contact Nicole at or x. 1602 for any questions.

Community Connections Conference 2018

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The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

This year’s conference theme is Aspire. Collaborate. Transform.

Aspire: Creating outcomes through capturing your ideas, ambitions and visions of what the city can become.

Collaborate: Coming together to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.

Transform: Creating and impacting change as a community.

The overall goal of the conference is to build diversity and capacity of neighborhood organizations and community organizations by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation. The conference includes:

Engaging speakers
Interactive workshops
Complimentary lunch
Community exhibitors

Accessibility and Inclusion

Your participation in the Community Connections Conference is greatly encouraged. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. On-site captioning and interpreters for American Sign, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and Oromo are available throughout the day.

The Minneapolis Convention Center offers information on locations of accessible entrances, restrooms and transportation. Learn more at Minneapolis Convention Center and Accessibility.

For further reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-554-1959 or People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157.

Please submit your request by January 31.

Sat, February 10, 2018

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Auggie Networking Experience – Explore.Experience.Evolve

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Foss Center (FREE and open to all majors and students, & alumni)

Food, beverages and free headshots provided.

Spend an evening networking with students and alumni from various industries. This is a great opportunity to practice networking skills with alumni as they share their career insights and stories with students. Attending events like this will benefit you by building relationships that can help you professionally now and in the future.

New this Year – Mock Interviews offered during the event! Please signup by emailing your name, major, career interest, and year to You will then be assigned a time for a 10-15 minute interview with an alumni. Space is limited with only 12 spots available on a first to email first serve basis.

Students click on the Join Event button in Handshake to register.


MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

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For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending:

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake



Path to Power: Political Strategy Meetings

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Do you want to build power towards a Minnesota that reflects your values? Come learn about a path towards building a powerful base of Minnesotans who will hold our next elected officials accountable to an agenda that prioritizes the well-being of all of our communities!

WHEN: Friday 12-1pm

WHERE: Sabo Center (basement of Anderson)

Hosted by: Sabo Center staff in partnership w/ ISAIAH MN

If you have questions or cannot attend and still want to be involved, please contact Rachel Svanoe (

Census 2020 Event Feb. 7th 4-6pm

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What: Join the Tom SenGupta Forum and the Sabo Center for a panel discussion on the 2020 Census and what it means for Minnesota.
When: Wednesday February 7th from 4-6pm
Where: Marshall Room in the Christensen Center
The panelists will include:
Marcia Avner (Moderator), Consultant to MN Council on Foundations
Susan Brower, MN State Demographer
Joan Naymark, Minnesotans for the American Community Survey
Bob Tracy, Policy & Communications Director at MN Council on Foundations

Census 2020 Facebook Event Page

Focused Conversation on Diversity

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The Focused Conversation next week features guest speaker Eve Fine, an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.” Fine will present her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project.

The sessions are Tuesday, January 30, at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, January 31, at 11 a.m. in Oren 100. The January 30 session will be livestreamed. See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule to add a session to your calendar.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Michael Grewe, LGBTQIA+ Director conference presentation

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Michael Grewe, LGBTQIA+ Director, is presenting at the Creating Change Institute, held Jan. 24-28, 2018. This year’s conference is partnering with the National LGBTQ Task Force to provide 19 day-long Institutes as part of the overall conference. Michael and colleagues are presenting The Allyship Institute, focused on those interested in ways to engage in allyship with LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as being accomplices to interrupting and dismantling systems of oppression. Participants will consider how allies dedicated to the work of collective liberation movements can help create inclusive and accessible environments in the different positions where they live, work, and worship.


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