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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.

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen

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Faculty and staff are invited to join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for this special luncheon in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Laura Boisen, Professor of Social Work, will discuss her recent sabbatical leave scholarship.
Laura Boisen will describe three of her research projects that were started, continued, or completed during her sabbatical. This agenda includes projects related to intergroup dialogue, use of selves and ethical practice focused on dual relationships across cultures. If time permits, a discussion about managing multiple projects would also be welcomed.

Laura Boisen has been a professor in the social work department since 1996. The majority of Laura’s teaching is in the MSW program.

Speaking of Sabbaticals Lunch with Laura Boisen.
April 5th, 2018
Marshall Room

RSVP for Lunch

University Course Survey faculty feedback

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As discussed at the March 7 faculty meeting, the University Course Survey working group is looking for

1) Faculty feedback on additional domains or categories to consider when developing the survey form

2) Faculty to pilot the draft form this spring in their courses

To provide either of the above please fill out this Google Form

For more information on the working group’s activities visit

If you have questions please ask Scott Krajewski,

General Announcements

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!

Judge Spanish Debate No Prior Experience Needed

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring:

Wednesday April 19th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 3rd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Volunteer With Us

Free Bagels at Campus Cupboard Tomorrow

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Campus Cupboard will be giving out bagels and other food items graciously donated to us this Friday 3/23! Please stop by the Cupboard during our open hours to grab a bagel or two and enjoy.
Check out our Google Calendar for the hours.
We will mostly likely have bagels for students (and staff and faculty) to grab on Wednesdays and Fridays from now until the end of the semester, but stay tuned for any updates. Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions, comments, or concerns. Thanks!

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

Visit three countries this fall

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Study abroad this fall at Augsburg’s Central America Study Center, and travel to three countries in one semester(Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua)!

On our Central America, “Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement” students will learn about the history, culture, and anti-oppression struggles of the people of Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua in addition to diverse approaches to environmental conservation, sustainability, economic issues, and social justice.

Included in the program are excursions in each country and host family stays, for an in-depth look at Central American cultures. Augsburg students will also receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship on this program, making it one of the most affordable study abroad options for Auggies!

Applications for fall 2018 are open until April 16th .

Start an application today!

Student Commencement Speaker Nominations

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Nominations are open for graduating students who would be good candidates to represent this year’s graduates at the April 28 commencement ceremonies. To nominate a student, please send an email to Nate Hallanger ( that describes why you believe the nominee would make an excellent student commencement speaker for this year. Nominations are due Friday, March 23.

Event Announcements

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)

TODAY: Dean of Arts & Science candidate on campus

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Dr. Robert Knight, candidate for the Dean of Arts & Sciences position is on campus today, March 22nd. His public presentation will be held in the Marshall Room, from 2-3:00 pm. Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet with Dr. Knight, and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form. Access to the feedback form will close at noon tomorrow, Friday, 3/23.

Dr. Knight’s CV is available at:

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!
Come see talented Augsburg students demonstrate different types of dance.
If interested in performing (all types of dances of all levels are welcome) please
Deadline to register: Friday, March 30th

Facebook event link:
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Film Event: 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.

Location and Time
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

Augsburg Native American Film Series

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!

Come Join Us Tonight for the 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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Event: Learn About Short-term Study Abroad

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The 2018/19 Short-term study abroad/away programs include:

· From Roots to Rap: Islam in America

· Faith, Vocation, and Social Change in Central America

· Space Mountain: Astronomy in Hawaii

· Innovation & Design in the Netherlands: Past & Present

· Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico

· Psychology and Education in Slovenia

· Music Therapy in China

Interested in learning about these programs? Come to the Short-term Showcase on Monday, March 26th! From 10:30 – 12:30 faculty and staff will be tabling in Christensen with information on all of your short-term study abroad/away options for next year. Drop by to learn more and ask questions!

For more study abroad/away information

TODAY: Students – Connect with Employers

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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.


Black And Funny Improv Festival, March 23-25

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The Black and Funny Improv Festival is back for it’s third year at Huge Improv Theater in Minneapolis!

Featuring hilarious improvisers from across the United States and Canada, the festival highlights performers of color and aims to create an awareness among Black community members in the Twin Cities that improv is an accessible and beneficial art form. The festival features three days of hilarious shows, plus improv workshops for beginners and experienced improvisers.

Check for details, workshop registration, and more!

Black and Funny Improv Festival, March 23-25

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat

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Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and ends at 1:00 pm on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning
Or visit our website:

RSVP today for the Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat

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