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Intercultural Conflict Styles 3/22

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When: Thu, March 22, 8:20am – 11:20am
Where: Marshall Room

This workshop makes use of the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Inventory, which describes an individual’s preferred approach or style for resolving conflict by reflecting the individual’s culturally learned patterns for dealing with disagreements and expressing emotions. This workshop will not only teach individuals about their own preferred approach and style, but it will also teach individuals about the preferred approaches and styles of others. Finally, this workshop will give participants tangible skills that can be used when navigating conflicts across cultural differences. The increased understanding of intercultural conflict styles and tangible skills participants will receive from this workshop can enhance their overall intercultural competence in resolving disagreements across cultures in addition to help them to create more inclusive campus spaces. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at

To register for this workshop, click the Link URL attached to this submission.

Save the Date CTL Presents: Four Days in May

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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering all of our professional development workshops and discussions over a span of Four Days . Our hope is that engaging sessions, time to share a cup of coffee, and some experiential learning opportunities will provide opportunities for both professional development and community building. Join us May 8-11 for sessions on the following topics:

Tools to Foster CLEAN Design
Principles of Universal Design for Instruction
Faculty Learning Tech Showcase
Library Research Tools
Retaining Transfer students in STEM
Faculty and Staff Leadership
Food Education
Portfolio Workshop
Connections with Cedar Riverside Neighborhood
Creating and Inclusive Campus Conference (May 10th)
New Framework for Experiential Education at Augsburg
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation
IRB Changes and Challenges
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in the Classroom
Teaching and Learning Environmental Sustainability in your Courses

See our website for complete details. RSVP will be available soon!

CTL Website

Today: Physician Assistant Information Session

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

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. Dinner will be provided.

Juniors and Seniors: Live Abroad for a Year after College

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Fulbright Info Sessions:
Wednesday, April 4th @ 10:40am in OGC 112
Thursday, April 5th @ 5pm in Riverside Room (2nd floor of Christensen Center)
Food will be provided.

The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and 7 of this year’s applicants have been named semi-finalists. Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

Join URGO for one of our Fulbright information sessions to learn more about the program and hear from past applicants. If you cannot make it to one of the sessions, please contact or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May. The application opens in early April.

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.4+ is considered competitive.

Back to Work in the Writing Lab

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Spring break is over and it’s time to get back to work and tutors in the Augsburg Writing Lab are ready to help! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. All Augsburg students — grad and undergrad, any major — are welcome. Just bring a hard copy of whatever you are working on — essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing assignments. 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.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

General Announcements

Gratitude Research: Participants Needed

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My name is Owen Harrison, I am a Psychology student and I am completing a research project as part of an internship. I am researching gratitude, both how it works and why it works. I am looking for participants for my study. If you are interested in participating, please drop by Hagfors 275, the new Psychology lab, during any of the following times, Wednesday 2-6pm, or Thursday 10am-Noon or 4pm-6pm.
Please feel free to reach out via email if you have any questions about the research or would like to set up a different time to complete the research.

Paid Psychology Study Participants Needed

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I, Alexis Nagle, am an undergraduate student conducting URGO-funded research through the Augsburg University Psychology Department, under the mentorship of Dr. Stacy Freiheit. The study I am conducting focuses on the impact of sexual assault disclosure on the friends of sexual assault survivors among college students.

You are being invited to participate in this study because of your enrollment as an undergraduate student at Augsburg University. If you elect to participate in this study, you will be asked to respond to a 15-20 minute confidential & anonymous questionnaire about attitudes & experiences surrounding sexual assault. Your participation in this study will yield either course credit for PSY105 & PSY215 or $5 compensation.

This survey deals with sensitive topics, such as sexual assault & violence. If you choose to participate in this study, you have the right to withdraw or skip any questions at any time without affecting affect your current or future relations with Augsburg University or the researcher. The indirect benefits are that the results of this study may allow for a better understanding of the effects of sexual assault. A direct benefit is that you will receive course credit or compensation for completing this survey.

The results of this study will be disseminated in a final paper & presented to the faculty in the Psychology department at Augsburg University. The results also may be published in a professional journal or presented at local, regional, national, or international conferences via a poster or oral presentation. In any publication or conference presentation, I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify participants. All data will be stored on a password-protected computer and only my advisor & I will have access to it.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you may contact me, Alexis Nagle, at to arrange for a day and time.

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!

Resume Writing Assistance-Drop In Hours

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Are you looking for an internship or summer job? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Adviser.

Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.

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

Live & Study in Mexico this Fall

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Study abroad this fall at Augsburg’s Mexico Study Center, located in Cuernavaca – the “City of Eternal Springtime”!

With a robust course selection available, Auggies can complete a full semester of LAF’s including: Modern Language 1 & 2 (you can take two language courses in one semester), Natural Sciences w/lab, Recreational Wellness, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Search for Meaning II, Keystone 490 (business majors), Fine Arts, and Humanities! Business courses also available for business majors and minors!

Our Mexico programs are known to Universities nation-wide for their commitment to social justice and engagement with the local community in a meaningful way. Augsburg students will also receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship, making this one of the most affordable semester program options for Auggies.

Applications are open until April 16th for the fall 2018 semester.

Start an application today!

Extended Study Abroad Deadlines

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Missed your chance to go abroad this fall? Not quite!

Applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg’s Study Center fall semester programs in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa.

Why choose an Augsburg Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements,get an Augsburg experience abroad, and receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship!

Our programs are nationally-known,focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Southern Africa &Mexico also offer internships.

More information and apply 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!

Event Announcements

ALAS Contamination Clean Up

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Description:This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.


(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at

Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign in here

ABO Outing to Target Field – April 10th

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Now that Spring is in the air, I would like to remind you to join ABO (The Augsburg Business Organization) for our annual spring group outing to see the Minnesota Twins.

The game at Target Field is on Tuesday April 10th at 7 pm. Come see the Twins take on the Houston Astros, meet some fellow Augsburg Business Students and get a chance to cheer on the Twins as they play some outdoor baseball!

Tickets for our great seating in the first few rows of the main level Right Field Bleachers are $8 for Augsburg Students and $12 their guests. Please RSVP to Tickets are first-come, first-serve. Details on ticket distribution and payment will be sent in early April. Let me know if you have any questions.

Augsburg University 10th Traditional Powwow – Saturday

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Augsburg University 10th Traditional Powwow will be held Saturday, March 24 here on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium.

Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. Honoring for Augsburg American Indian Graduates and recognition of alumni will be at 3:00 PM and Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Group will dance at 5:15 PM.

You are welcome to come, bring you family and friends, purchase some craft items from the array of vendors that will be present, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted University Powwow.

NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!! Below is the link for people to sign up to volunteer, specifically helping in the concession stand. We are asking that students/people commit to a 2 1/2 hour time slot minimally, if you can do more AWESOME! People who volunteer will get a free t-shirt for their time…and a cool experience!!

Pilamiya’ye/Miigwech/Thank you!!

Auggies Connect with Employers – Thursday

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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.


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!

Interfaith Engagement: a Palestinian Christian Perspective

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Augsburg Faculty, Staff, and Students – you are invited to attend an evening of conversation with Bishop Munib Younan. In 2018, Bishop Younan retired as Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and completed his 7 year term as President of the Lutheran World Federation. Bishop Younan is a global leader in inter-religious relationships and the pursuit of a just peace between Israel and Palestine.

This event, “Interfaith Engagement: a Palestinian Christian Perspective”, will take place on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM in Oren Gateway Center Room 100.

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

We hope to see you there!
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TODAY—Staff Senate Open Lunch

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Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in the Commons for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with fellow staff in casual conversation.

Wednesday, March 21
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons!

Augsburg Dance Club Dance Showcase

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Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Where: Sateren Auditorium (Anderson Music Hall)

Free and open to the public!
If interested in performing. Email
Deadline to register: Friday, March 30th
All types of dances of all levels are welcome!

Facebook event link:

Today: Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn

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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

Seasons of Spiritual Growth: Ramadan, Lent and the Baha’í Fast

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Seasons of Spiritual Growth: Ramadan, Lent and the Baha’í Fast
Thursday, March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm

Many faith and spiritual traditions honor seasons of reflection, re-commitment and spiritual growth. Join us for a meal and discussion of these distinct but connected traditions in the Muslim, Christian and Baha’i faiths. The evening will include a simple meal and three guests who will share about these observances with lots of time to chat and connect. Hope to see you there!

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team

Cedar Commons (2001 Riverside Ave. S, Below Trinity)

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