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Help your students develop critical reading skills – Wednesday, February 28

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Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Join panelists Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), Dallas Liddle (English), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) on Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 – 1:40 PM, in OGC 100 as they will share strategies they’ve used to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom – link to be distributed soon!

Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges To Full Inclusion

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Most people want to be inclusive of those with disabilities in educational, vocational, religious, and social arenas; however, there can often be uncertainty about how to best accomplish this. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the concept of ableism and various models of disability. Participants will examine disability through the lens of diversity and identify underlying sources of prejudice and discrimination commonly experienced by people with disabilities. Finally, this workshop will provide tips and resources for creating spaces that welcome people of all abilities. For more information, contact Kathy McGillivray at

Please join us for this workshop which will take place on Fri, February 23, 8:30am – 10:30am in the Marshall Room.

To register for this workshop, click the linked URL. Also, feel free to visit the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity webpage, where you can find future events by clicking the “Events Calendar” tab.

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 18th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 1st (no abstract is required at time of registration).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact

URGO Website

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

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Music Therapy in China: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:

Course options:
-MUS 374, -MUS 474, or MUS 582. It also fulfills Augsburg Experience

Music therapists benefit greatly from exploring the evolution of music from one generation to the next, the way in which music is integrated into everyday life, and its role in health, healing, and well-being in China. Through visits to hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China. Students also engage in direct dialogue with Chinese music therapists and other rehabilitation therapists. The program allows participants to reflect on their own musical roots, and to discover how their own musical preferences have developed based on cultural experiences. We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Email, or 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

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

Great Colleges to Work For Survey: Participate Now

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Augsburg University is participating in the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey. The survey opened Monday, February 19 and will remain open until Monday, March 5. Eligible participants received an email from ModernThink which contained a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Important things to note:
– Survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
– Your responses to the survey will be completely confidential. ModernThink LLC, an independent survey firm, will not provide Augsburg with any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
– Your participation is very valuable and desired, but voluntary.
– Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the HR Moodle site:

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. We will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to ask any questions they might have, get assistance with the process, and complete the survey.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times:

February 22—4:00-5:00pm, Sverdrup Hall 204
February 28—8:00-9:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 205
March 2—10:00-11:00 am, Sverdrup Hall 204

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock ( or 612-330-1783) or Nicole Peterlin ( or 612-330-1602) in Human Resources. Thank you for sharing your voice!

Make A Difference & Eat Free Pizza

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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):

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

Prep Sessions this week: MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

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There is still time to attend a prep session which will help registered students prepare for the MN Private College Job & Internship fair next Tuesday, February 27th. All prep sessions will be held in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center.

Prep Sessions:
Thursday, February 22: 11:30-11:50
Friday, February 23: 10:40-11:00
Monday, February 26: 10:40-11:00

If you have questions, please contact us at or call 612-330-1148.

Register through Handshake

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at

Five more days to apply to be a part of the Public Leadership Scholars Program

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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 26th, 2018

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

2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards/Senior Leadership Society

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Nominations for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:( Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9.

Applications are also open for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. (

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 19th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Event Announcements

Presentation with Rabbi Ryan Dulkin

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What can we do to make Augsburg University more inclusive to students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the Jewish faith? The Augsburg Community is invited to attend a presentation by Minnesota Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin.

Tuesday, February 27
OGC 100
9:40-11:40 a.m.

Rabbi Ryan Dulkin brings with him an extensive background in Jewish education, having served most recently as a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His other academic appointments have included the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Washington University in St. Louis.

March 1 – Lunch and Learn with Thrivent Financial

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Lunch and Learn with Thrivent Financial – March 1

What should new and mid-career professionals be thinking about and planning for? Alex Gonzalez and Ted Nielsen, Thrivent Financial, will briefly discuss topics such as managing debt, care for young children, saving for further education – as well as planning for retirement. You can leave with valuable information and resources. Co-hosted through our Wellness program, Student Affairs, and Thrivent Financial. Lunch is provided.

Thursday, March 1, 12 noon – 1:30 pm in the Marshall room

To ensure we have enough space and food, and to see about dietary needs, please go to

Questions? Contact Ann Garvey at

Day at the Capitol

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Hi Auggies,



9:30 AM- 1:30PM

*lunch and transportation free*

Augsburg has an annual Day at the Capitol, which is a chance to meet with legislators, tour the newly renovated Capitol, and learn how to advocate for important causes! Augsburg students greatly benefit from the Minnesota State Grant, which is need-based financial aid that Minnesota students receive through their FAFSA. Over 1,000 students receive a State Grant, which is over 1/3 of students at Augsburg.

Legislators love meeting college students in person—like Senator Kari Dziedzic who will be speaking to your group at the Capitol—because they want to hear YOUR story, your journey to college, and want to keep helping all Auggies and MN college students. Your voice MATTERS.

Sign up here: and to get a better idea of what the day looks like, check out this video:

Any questions, reach out to Kitana Holland ( or Lee George (

Stories of Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs

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Story time! Navigating Family Traditions and Beliefs
Thursday, February 22nd 6:30-8:30pm

Come on out for another evening of storytelling as we share stories of navigating the complex universe that is one’s family or community of origin! Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s not so funny.

* What is one part of yourself that you’ve had to fight for or defend in your family or community of origin?
* What part of your family tradition has shaped you in a positive way? Are there traditions/values that you’re grateful for?
* How have you navigated the reactions or opinions of family, as you define your own identity?
* Have you ever felt like you were brainwashed?
* When did you realize your family wasn’t like every other family?
* Who has become family for you when you needed people to belong with?

*Dinner will be provided!*

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons

[Cedar Commons: 2001 Riverside Ave. S]

Last days to apply for Auggie Take Out

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Seeking student participants for Auggie Take Out, an event over Spring Break, which will pair students with alumni for lunch and if time allows, an afternoon job shadow experience.

Interested students should complete a brief Google Form by this Friday, February 23rd. Students and alumni will be matched based on major and interests. Any student can apply – they just need to participate in a brief business etiquette training before the experience and will need to arrange their own transportation to the lunch meeting.

Questions can be directed to Janet Morales,, 612-330-1792

Auggie Take Out Website

Life in Balance Workshop—February 27

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Feeling stuck? The busy lives we lead can get in the way of doing what we know we ‘should’ be doing to achieve better health. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn new ways of thinking about what it takes to be healthy, and discover simple secrets on fitting powerful natural ‘medicines’ into the nooks and crannies of our lives for more energy and healthier, happier bodies. The result? Looking and feeling your very best all day, every day!

Join this hands-on workshop, led by well-being consultant Teri Erhardt, from Augsburg’s benefit broker NFP. It’s sure to be a fun, engaging, and worthwhile workshop!

Tuesday, February 27, 11-12 pm in the Augsburg Room

Chipotle Fundraiser for Augsburg’s QIPOC Student Organization

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Our Queer Indigenous and People of Color student organization is raising money to bring speakers to campus and fund events for students. When you go to the Chipotle at 229 Cedar Ave South in Minneapolis on Tuesday, February 27th from 5-9pm and tell the cashier you are there to support Augsburg’s QIPOC 50% of the proceeds will be donated.

Riverside Innovation Hub Seminary – March 12

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MARCH 12 @ 6:00-9:00PM

Please RSVP by March 5 on our website.
Dinner will be served. There is no cost to attend.

The Riverside Innovation Hub at Augsburg University is excited to share the preliminary findings from our research this fall from listening and observing twelve different congregations in the Twin Cities. Find out what was surprising, what was exciting, what brought us hope, and what new questions came from the research.

Learn about the connections between relationships, generations, and the intersections in which young adults live out their faith. Discover the commonalities between the diverse Christian faith communities we studied. The details were different, but the things that worked were remarkably similar.

Hope to see you at the seminar!

Riverside Innovation Hub website to RSVP

Vocation Lunch with Robert Tom – March 29th

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Faculty and Staff – you are invited to attend the Christensen Center for Vocation’s Spring Vocation Lunch with robert tom, Augsburg’s Ceramics and Sculpture Professor! This event will take place on Thursday, March 29th from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM in East Commons, Christensen Center.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

To learn more about robert tom and to register, please visit

Spaces are limited so please register soon. Note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email and do not add the event to your calendar without completing the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at (612) 330-1403 or email

We hope to see you there!

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search 2018 – All STEM students are welcomed to attend

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Join us for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

Saturday, February 24
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hagfors Center
Augsburg University

Keynote: Dr. Raj A. Rajan, Ecolab Vice President and Global Sustainability Technical Leader, will present “Paychecks and Possibilities: Shaping Your Career in STEM”

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the following workshops:
-Leveraging LinkedIn for Maximum Networking
-Applying Your Strengths to Interviewing
-Gap Year Opportunities for Pre-Health Applicants
-Representing Yourself Well: Cover Letters, Personal Statements and Thank-You’s
-Comparing Corporate Cultures: Small, Medium, and Large
-How to Ace Your Coding Interview

The event will end with a Buffet Lunch & Resource Fair:
-Resume Review
-LinkedIn Doctors
-Professional photos for LinkedIn headshots
-SciTechsperience Internship Program
-Student Internship Poster Session

Information Tables:
-Boston Scientific
-Software Guild
-Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Register today!

Mexico Presentation & Lunch

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Join the study abroad office for lunch on Thursday, March 1st to learn about one of the most affordable study abroad semester options for Auggies – fall semester at our study center in Mexico!

On the program, you can complete multiple general education requirements, including Modern Language 1 and 2, Natural Science (with lab), Humanities, Social Science, Wellness, and Fine Arts! Business courses also available.

There will be a presentation by the Mexico Site Director, Dr. Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, on Thursday, March 1st at 12:00 PM, in OGC 100. 

Come to the presentation and learn about our Mexico study center, ask questions, have food, and get excited to study abroad! Questions to

RSVP to the Lunch & Presentation

Save the Date: Native American Conversations on Law Enforcement, Justice, and Redemption

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series invites you to join us for an evening of short films focusing on issues of racism, law enforcement, and redemption from various Native American experiences. Our hosts represent two Native American media organizations–Vision Maker Media and MIGIZI Communications–which work with filmmakers to produce and distribute Native focused documentaries and shorts on issues important to Native American communities. The evening will include conversation and a variety of short films.
March 28 Reception 6:15-6:45; Film 7:00

Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Augsburg Native American Film Series

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Erika Idrovo-Cuesta and John Kipper accepted to PPIA national program

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Congratulations to John Kipper and Erika Idrovo-Cuesta on their acceptance to the PPIA Junior Summer Institute!

The Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute is a seven-week program of study that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Erika Idrovo-Cuesta (McNair Scholar) will participate in the PPIA Law Fellows program at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, which is designed to shape future leaders committed to representing under-served communities in the areas of public policy and law. John Kipper will be attending the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Policy where he will learn about some of the biggest issues facing the U.S. (e.g. global climate change and environmental justice; race equity and public safety; global security and human rights; diversity and educational access) and have the opportunity to develop a field-based research and community engagement project.

We are thrilled that two Auggies will be participating in this valuable and prestigious (only 20% of applicants admitted) program!

If you are currently a sophomore and are interested in applying for the PPIA summer institute for summer 2019, please contact and check out the PPIA website at


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