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Teaching and Learning

Congratulations – Distinguished Contributors to Teaching and Learning

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Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. Congratulations to the 2018 award recipients!

Dallas Liddle, Department of English
Elizabeth Klages, Department of Political Science Adjunct Professor

Mary Lowe, Department of Religion

Lois Bosch, Department of Social Work

Des Moines University Information Session

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Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, will provide information on Des Moines University’s clinical programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as non-clinical master’s programs in anatomy, biomedical science, public health and health care administration.

Tuesday, March 20
11 am – 12 pm
101A Hagfors Center

Food will be provided. Please RSVP to Catherina Kipper at

Physician Assistant Information Session

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Join URGO to hear from Augsburg Physician Assistant Studies about prerequisites, experiences, and writing a compelling personal statement for a competitive application. Alumni will also share information on how they successfully gained admission and their experiences in PA school.

Wednesday, March 21
6 – 7:30 pm
150A Hagfors Center

Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Catherina Kipper at

Calling all scholarship Faculty Scholarship Display

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Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium, prior to the Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) at the link below. Questions may directed to John Zobitz ( or Nishesh Chalise ( All participating faculty should arrive by 11:30 a.m. to set up.

General Announcements

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for March

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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

Thank you for your participation: GCTWF Survey

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The Great Colleges to Work For survey officially closed on March 12th. THANK YOU to all who participated and provided their feedback. We appreciate your engagement and your voice. This year, we exceeded 2016’s all-time high participation rate by one percentage point and reached an outstanding overall survey response of 74%!

Over the summer, we will receive the results of the 2018 survey. Our plan is to share the data with the campus and, where applicable, individual departments and divisions, next fall. As with previous years, the survey results will help us to identify areas where opportunities for improvement exist and to establish plans to support those improvements.

Again, thank you for your participation and sharing your experience at Augsburg!

Jill Davenport’s retirement party on March 21

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It is a bittersweet feeling as I announce that Jill Davenport, Manager of Purchasing on Contract Services will retire Friday March 23rd after 8 1/2 years of dedicated service to Augsburg. Jill has been a wonderful Auggie working with great energy and enthusiasm! In 2016, Jill was honored with an Outstanding Staff Award for her fine work and service managing significant contract relationships for the bookstore, dining services and copy services. More recently, she facilitated a new policy to ensure that purchases were made with accessibility in mind, specifically with software purchases. I am especially grateful for Jill’s great work in stewarding the ACTC Purchasing consortium in-house at Augsburg, an important role that allowed us to keep this critical collaboration and formal engagement going forward. With only days to go, please take a moment to send Jill your good wishes for this next chapter of her journey. And, please come to a reception in Jill’s honor scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Marshall Room of the Christensen Center. (Formal remarks will begin at 2:30 p.m.)

Shared Services Alliance – January/February Update

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The January/February 2018 update of the Augsburg-Luther Seminary shared services work has been posted in the in the University Reports page of Inside Augsburg (login required). The link below includes updates from prior months — back to August 2017 — as well.

If you have questions, please contact one of us.

Rebecca John, Augsburg vice president of Marketing and Communication
Michael Morrow, Luther Seminary vice president of Finance and Administration
Co-chairs of the Luther Seminary-Augsburg University strategic alliance

Support Professor Mzenga Wanyama

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Current and former Augsburg students have created a GoFundMe campaign for Professor Mzenga Wanyama. All contributions will go toward supporting Professor Wanyama’s representation.

Unfortunately, ICE is currently threatening to remove him from this country and we must come together as a community to stand by him and his family during this difficult time.

Please check out his GoFundMe campaign and share this link on your social media platforms! Thank you for supporting Professor Wanyama!

SMART General Meeting TONIGHT: Elections for 18-19 Year

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We are SMART, the Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team. Please join us tonight in OGC 100 at 6pm for our bi-weekly General Meeting! Tonight we will be hosting elections for board positions for next school year. If you would like to run for a position or help us choose next years leaders, we would love to see you! We also will be planning and scheduling volunteers for our upcoming Break The Silence event on April 3rd. Snacks and drinks also provided!

If you would like to state your interest for a board position, please email us at and join our general meeting tonight!

Campus Cupboard Hours

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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. Check our hours on 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.

Google Calendar Schedule

Event Announcements

Auggies Connect with Employers Event

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Thursday, March 22nd
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center
3:00-5:00 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like )

Students are invited to stop by this informal meet and greet to learn about internships and entry level careers, have their resume reviewed, and ask questions. All majors welcome. Representatives will be on campus from: MN Department of Human Services, Andersen Corporation, Travelers, C3 Fellows Program and CBRE Group. Learn more about these companies by logging into Handshake.


Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn March 21st

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Human Resources and Student Financial Services are partnering up again this Spring for a Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn. The timing is perfect–remember to note Augsburg universal application deadline of May 1st (for upcoming summer, fall, and spring courses).

Bring your lunch and join other colleagues in learning more about the tuition benefit, the application process, and how to navigate getting the most of your benefit. Come get all your questions answered before the deadline!

March 21st from 11:30-12:30 pm, in the Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

Dean of Arts & Sciences candidates on campus

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Finalists for the Dean of Arts & Sciences position will be on campus over the next two weeks, and I invite you to take advantage of the opportunities to meet each of these candidates. Curriculum vitae will be shared one day prior to each visit–links will be provided in A-mail. Those who meet the candidates are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form linked to the A-mail announcement. These feedback forms will be available until noon of the day following the interview visit.

Our first candidate, Dr. Pedro Maligo, will be on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20. All are welcome at his public presentation at 2:00 pm in OGC 100. Please feel free to view Dr. Maligo’s CV, prior to his visit. The feedback form for Dr. Maligo will be available until noon on Wednesday, March 21.

Prior to forwarding its final recommendation(s) to me, the search committee will review the feedback you share via the online forms.

I want to extend my gratitude and acknowledge the excellent work of the search committee in reviewing more than 80 applications and identifying the three finalists:

David Matz, Professor of Psychology and search committee chair
Alan Tuchtenhagen, MAL Program Director
Ben Stottrup, Associate Professor of Physics
Jill Dawe, Associate Professor of Music
Stella Hofrenning, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics
Vivian Feng, Associate Professor and Chair, Chemistry
Elaine Eschenbacher, Director of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
Stephan Clark, Associate Professor of English, and MFA Program Director
Lisa Stock, Director of Human Resources


feedback form for Dr. Maligo

Native American Conversations on Law Enforcement, Justice, and Redemption

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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.
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45 Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public
For parking directions visit: You will be parking in Lot L off of 26th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit. For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at Permits are limited in number.

Native American Film Series

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ISO Roommate St. Paul – $425

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Looking for a roommate for a twelve-month lease on a 2-bedroom apartment on Thomas Ave and Lexington Ave, St. Paul. Move in July 1. Preference for women/nb.

Location: Corner of Thomas Ave and Lexington Ave in St. Paul. A short walk away from the Midway Shopping Center. Apartment: Common spaces are fully furnished. You would need to bring your own furniture for your bedroom. Three windows with blinds and a closet. Card-operated laundry in basement and indoor mailboxes. Rent: $425/mo. Utilities: Around $20 for energy. About $17 internet. Heat included. No A/C. Accessibility: Apartment is on the second floor of the building, up a couple flights of stairs, and laundry is in the basement. There’s no elevator. Front door has a raised step.

If you’re interested or want more info email me at