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Teaching and Learning

Faculty Grant Applications – Due Thursday

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs would like to remind you that over $45,000 has been budgeted to support faculty scholarship, course design, and collaboration with our international partners. Please visit the CTL website for further information and application forms.
Scholarship Grants – February 15, 2015
Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants – February 15, 2018
Integrated Course Design Working Group– February 15, 2018

Have you witnessed outstanding teaching, research or service?

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The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2018 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching (full-time and adjunct), scholarship, or service. For additional information regarding award criteria and to submit a confidential nomination, please visit the CTL Awards website. The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2018.

Paid Fellowship for trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2018 trip will take place on April 24th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at or 612-330-1446.

– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– At least a sophomore and cannot be graduating before Spring 2019
– 3.0 GPA or higher

General Announcements

Campus Cupboard Hours

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Hi everyone!

Campus Cupboard is open for all students. It’s located in the Foss Lobby (same building Hoversten Chapel is in). Come in to check out what grocery items we have stocked. Here are the hours for this week:

Monday- 10:30am-12:00pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday- 9am-1:30pm
Wednesday- 9:30am-12:30 and 1:45pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-3pm
Friday- 9:30am-1:40pm and 2pm-3pm

Also, check out our Google Calendar. It will have the most current open hours for the Cupboard.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at with questions or comments.

Would like to donate to the Cupboard? We’re accepting paper and plastic bags for students to use to carry food, canned food items such as soups, veggies, and fruits, dried pasta and rice, pasta sauce, seasoning, etc.

Have a great week.

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

Auggie Doggie Days – TODAY

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Students looking for a little four legged furry stress relief as you start your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall from 10:30 – 11:30 am today (Monday 2/12) and every Monday to visit with our dog friends from Paws for Learning. Questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Free wellness counseling for students

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Augsburg students are reminded that you can get up to ten FREE mental health counseling sessions with one of our on campus counselors. If you want to talk to someone confidentially about a variety of topics (depression, anxiety, grief, relationships, etc.) please call the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment or stop in the office between 8 – 4:00 pm. There is also an after hours services available by calling 612-330-1707 and pressing option 1 to be connected to a counselor by phone when the CWC office is closed. Check out our website for more info.

Center for Wellness & Counseling

Apply for 2018-19 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

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

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Looking for a memorable job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg University 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

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

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This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at

LSAMP – North Star STEM Alliance MnDRIVE Summer Research Program: Apply in February

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Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded MnDRIVE program.

To be eligible for the MnDRIVE program, students must:

-be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the deadline.

The MnDRIVE program represents a partnership between the Minnesota Discovery and Research Innovation Economy (MnDRIVE) initiative and the North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA) to provide summer research internship experiences to undergraduates. MnDRIVE has summer internship opportunities in four general research areas – Brain Conditions (neuromodulation)
research, Environment (bioremediation) research, Robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing research, and Global Food Ventures research. Students should be available for research during Summer 2018 and have access to housing in the Twin Cities metro area. The NSSA provides $4,000 for the research opportunity.

The MnDRIVE application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
For more information and to apply, please see:

We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to:

LSAMP – North Star STEM Alliance SUMMIT Summer Research Program: Apply in February

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Underrepresented students in STEM can now apply for summer research under the NSF-funded SUMMIT program.

To be eligible for the SUMMIT program, students must:

-be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident
-be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program
-self-identify as a minority or underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native)
-complete and submit all application materials by the February deadline.

In the SUMMIT program, Plant Science and Biology majors will be mentored by Ph.D. researchers who are working toward the understanding of the mechanism of meiotic recombination using modern genomic, molecular biology, and cytogenetic techniques. This multi-institutional collaborative group will be supporting undergraduate student research opportunities for the Summer at either the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities or Cornell University – Ithaca, NY. Each selected participant will receive a stipend of $5,000. Supplemental travel and housing funds are also available. Students should be available to complete research between June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018.

The SUMMIT program application deadline is Monday, February 26th, 2018.
For more information and to apply, please see:

We encourage interested students to make an appointment with Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs to discuss program eligibility, the application process, and the North Star STEM Scholars program, in general before applying. To set up an appointment with Sabrina, please send an email to:

Study Abroad Medical Field

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Students interested in the Medical field (pre-med, nursing, PA) are invited to a summer experience unlike any other!

Apply for CGEE’s summer program: “Medical Spanish and Internship” to improve your Spanish language skills while also participating in a for-credit medical observership in beautiful Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Students will take SPA 206 “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals” while also completing INS or SPA 399, a medical internship in a healthcare facility. Cultural experiences and excursions included in this 6 ½ week summer program.

Programs dates are May 23 – July 8, 2018. Apply by April 1st.

More Information & to Apply

Earn Service Hours and Eat Pizza With MNUDL

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Do you want to earn service hours while making a difference for middle school students in the Twin Cities? Come judge debate rounds for the Minnesota Urban Debate League.

Middle school students will debate education reform, and we’re looking for caring students to judge them on their critical thinking, argumentation, and public speaking. No debate experience? No problem – we’ll train you. Judges also enjoy free pizza.

Volunteer shifts last from 3:15 – 7:30 PM.

We’re still looking for judges for the following tournaments (named for famous former debaters):

Thursday 2/15: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Tournament
Tuesday – 2/20: Oprah Winfrey Tournament
Tuesday – 2/27: Sherman Alexie Tournament (make up)
Thursday – 3/1: Rosalind Franklin Tournament
Thursday – 3/8: Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink Tournament
Tues-Thurs 3/13-3/15: Justice Sotomayor Conference Championships
Tuesday – 3/20: Winona LaDuke Middle School City Championships

Please direct any questions to, or stop by our office in Foss 18.

Click the link below for more information and to sign up:

Volunteer With Us

Event Announcements

MN Private College Job and Internship Fair – 276 employers

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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


Academic Planning Focused Conversations: Tomorrow & Wednesday

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Academic planning is the Focused Conversation topic this week. Provost Karen Kaivola will lead the sessions on Tuesday, February 13, at 2 p.m., and Wednesday, February 14, at 12:30 p.m. Both sessions are in Oren 100, and the Tuesday session will be available via livestream.

Go to the All Hands page (link below) or the Inside Augsburg calendar to add a session to your calendar.

All Hands page (login required)

Sweetheart of a Sale

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On February 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. a “Sweetheart of a Sale” featuring vintage and gently used jewelry, homemade candy, and specialty scarves will be held in the Christensen Center (first floor) on Augsburg’s campus. This event is sponsored by the Augsburg Associates, a volunteer group raising funds for student scholarships. Stop by and purchase something for someone you love.

Special Yoga Class Wednesday 2/14

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Good Morning. I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us Wednesday’s from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130).

Next Wednesday, February 14th will be a special class focused on the heart chakra, the area of energy centered near our heart. When this chakra is balanced, we feel love, compassion, and self-acceptance. It will be a slower paced class focusing on poses to balance this chakra. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested. Please email me if you have any questions or suggestions at

Arctic Discussion Series: Feb 14 – Norway House

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Sven Sundgaard is a meteorologist at Kare 11 with a passion for climate and the environment. Sven has traveled the world extensively highlighting climate change and environmental issues. Join him as he discusses why the planet’s Arctic and Antarctic regions are particularly vulnerable to changes in the delicate climate balance. The Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate as the rest of the planet and this is already affecting the web of life there. Cosponsored by the Norwegian Consulate and Norway House.
Date: February 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Norway House (913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404)
Cost: Free for Students

Norway House

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

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Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies! Programs are around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit each student.

Grab some hot cocoa, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you. Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too. Join us:

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

TODAY: Summer Job Camp Fair

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Are you looking for a paid summer job? Do you like working with youth? Interested in gaining leadership skills? Stop by the Summer Job Camp Fair and meet with over 18 camps from across the United States that are seeking summer employees. Representatives will be in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Monday, February 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Many of the representatives will be interviewing students on the spot.

Questions? Email or call 612-330-1148

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Help Destigmatize Students Using Food Shelves

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Hello everyone,

In an effort to destigmatize the usage of food pantries and food shelves, particularly the one on campus, I’m looking for some students who would be interested in having their portrait taken and sharing their experience with either Campus Cupboard, food insecurity, hunger, or any other issue food-related.

The photos will be pieced together into a poster to show that food insecurity does not discriminate and that Augsburg students experience it too. You’ll also receive a digital copy of your picture.

Please email me at if you’re interested and we can set up a day and time to do a quick shoot/informal interview.