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Deadlines looming? Find Help in the Writing Lab

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It is likely that you have papers, revisions, applications, personal statements, creative writing — something that is due soon — 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. Here are the hours (note the adjustment for Easter):

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.

NOTE: The WL (and library) will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and remain closed until Monday, April 2.

Questions? Contact Kathy Swanson, English

Ally Training I

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When: Wed, March 28, 9am – 12pm
Where: Marshall Room

This workshop provides participants tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. The workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA students, and practice skill-building scenarios, among other topics. Those who attend Ally Training will receive an ally placard that they may place on their door or in their office. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at

To register, please click the link attached to this submission.

Workshop: Mental Health 101 for Educators

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Augsburg Citizen Educators invites current students, alumni, faculty, and community members to join us Thursday, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m, Oren Gateway Center Room 114, for a workshop facilitated by Mental Health Minnesota.

The workshop will provide an overview of the history of mental health care, signs and symptoms of mental illness, recovery, how to support students who are living with a mental illness, and resources educators can provide to their students. 2 clock hours will be available to educators for license renewal. This event is free and open to the public.

Paideia Courses Summer 2018

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Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2 or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at to register.

Description: 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

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!

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

Vote Cody Thompson & Lourdes Juarez for Student Body President & Vice President

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Hello Auggies!

We are so excited to announce our candidacy to become Augsburg University’s next Student Body President & Vice President!!

Our mission is to empower students to find their passion through connection and collaboration with other students, faculty, staff and community members. We seek to encourage students to use their voice to enact change on campus. Together we can create a community where everyone feels heard, valued, and represented.

We would love to hear more about how we can better serve your needs as Augsburg students! Please fill out the Student Feedback form below:

Thank you all for your love and support! It means a lot to us!


Resume Review 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.

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

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Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science,
environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:

Questions? Contact

Partners in Excellence – Hiring Interns and Full-time workers

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Partners In Excellence is an autism therapy center that offers a set of effective treatment programs for children ages 1-10 years old diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Partners is an outpatient mental health clinic providing simulated environments that reflect real-life situations, enabling the children to work on their skills one-on-one or in small groups with trained behavior therapists. We are hiring for both summer internships and full-time permanent positions. All training is provided, and therapists get to work directly with children every day. Stop by the Christensen Center lobby from 10:30-1:00 on Tuesday, March 27th to learn more.

Thank you to 106 scholarship recipients, and 3 winners

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Congratulations to three scholarship recipients who filled out a survey about their Augsburg experience and won a drawing to receive a $100 VISA gift card.

SeAnna Rochelle Johnson ’18 from New Hope, Minn.
Jason Scheeler ’18, from Minneapolis, Minn.
Breanna Young ’19 from St. Paul, Minn.

Thank you to all 106 donor-supported scholarship recipients who completed the survey last week. Each year more than 325 students, out of a student body of 3500+, receive scholarships that were started by individual and corporate donors who care about students, learning, and value the unique attributes of an Augsburg education. Each year we ask these students to share their Augsburg experience with these donors as a way to demonstrate that the donations are making a difference. This important partnership with Augsburg donors should not be overlooked. If you received a scholarship or other assistance from a donor and would like to thank them, please contact me.

Go Auggies!

Sherilyn Young
Donor Relations Coordinator

New Water Filling Stations Installed

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Thanks to the Environmental Action Committee, Batalden Convocation Fund, Environmental Stewardship Committee, and Facilities for making these three new water filling stations available in high-use areas!

Foss by #126
Oren Gateway first floor by the bathrooms
Kennedy fitness center in back corner

This is one more step in our commitment to #LoveLocalWater as we slowly make infrastructural improvements that make local water more accessible around campus.

Event Announcements

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

Monday, April 2 A Two-Part Event Centered on Fair Trade

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East Commons, Christensen Center
Presented by the Augsburg Fair Trade Committee

11 – 12:00 PM Fair Trade Panel
Mark Lester, Co-Site Director, Nicaragua Campus
Ibrahim Keita, Professor, Economics
Marc McIntosh, Professor, MBA, Business Administration – Finance

12-12:30 PM Light lunch provided by A’viands (limited supply)

12:30-1:30 PM Witness for Peace, Tomás Membreño Perez
(Speaker will present in Spanish with English translation)

WFP Midwest is excited to announce the spring speaking tour with Honduran labor leader, Tomás Membreño Perez. Tomas is the president of STAS or the Agroindustrial Workers Union and the secretary of FESTAGRO, the Trade Union Federation of Agribusiness Workers. Both FESTAGRO and STAS represent the first trade union and union federation in Honduran history.

Flyer & RSVP

ALAS Contamination Clean up

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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!!

Sing up Here!

Volunteer for Holy Hoops Tournament

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The Holy Hoops basketball tournament is happening Sunday, April 8th from 10:45 am to 6:40 pm. There are many opportunities to help volunteer for this event, including scorekeeper, timer, 3 point contest judge, and many more. If you would like to volunteer or want more information, please contact Lizz Stolis at

Thank you!

Volunteer sign-up sheet

Public Mission: Lessons from the EAST Program

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The Sabo Center’s Public Mission series features presentations and conversations on our institutional public purpose and the ways in which we work toward it. At this first Public Mission event, Audrey Lensmire, Associate Professor of Education, presents key lessons from the East African Student to Teacher program and explores how these lessons might apply to other diversity and inclusion efforts at Augsburg University.

Wednesday, March 28th
Oren Gateway Center 100

Since 2013 the EAST Program has been awarding full tuition scholarships to people of East African descent who wish to become licensed K-12 teachers. Funded by the state of Minnesota, EAST is nationally recognized for its efforts to diversify the teacher workforce. EAST’s success can be attributed to the committed and collaborative efforts by diverse stakeholders across campus and the local community.

Sabo Center events webpage

Volunteer Event: Second Harvest Heartland Calling all Auggies

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Calling all Auggies!

The Honors Program Pike House is hosting a volunteer event at Second Harvest Heartland. Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations. As volunteers we will be helping by sorting and packaging food. The event takes place on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Transportation will be provided as will Pizza Luce after the event; we will meet at 8:20am for the bus. Please contact Bri Luetkahans at with your first and last name, email, phone number, whether you are 18 or older, and any questions you may have. Spots are limited so act fast. More information will be sent closer to the event

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor In April

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Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday April 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, April 11from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at

U.S. Bank Women in Business Event

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U.S. Bank is excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual Women in Business Event on Thursday, April 19th. This Unique opportunity is designed for students who are looking to gain valuable tips and insight on transitioning from school to the workplace. All majors and career interests are welcome to join us for an evening of food, networking, open dialogue and a dynamic panel discussion.

Where: Opus Hall Great Room, University of St. Thomas – Minneapolis Campus
What: Dinner and discussion with other young women in the workplace. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from high-potential young professionals at U.S. Bank, followed by small group discussion.

Spots are limited! Deadline April 5th

U.S. Bank Event Registration

Reminder: Feedback on Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher, dean candidate

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Faculty and staff are reminded and encouraged to provide feedback from any session or meeting with Dean of Arts & Sciences candidate, Dr. Andrea Easter-Pilcher. This form: will remain open until 12:00 noon TODAY, Tuesday, March 27. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

Blood Donors Needed Wednesday 3/28

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Due to weather conditions & illness this year, the amount of blood donations coming in has been very low. Many blood drives have been canceled & the opportunities to donate have become slim. The need for blood is constant; we are currently urgent on types O negative & A negative, but all types are needed. Many of you have already signed up to donate when Memorial Blood Center is on campus this Wednesday but we still have several spots open. Please consider donating and sign-up today at Enter sponsor code 0027. The blood drive will be Wednesday 3/28 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time as well. Let’s shoot for 100% Auggies. Please sign-up today!

Keeping Track of Auggies

CLASS Director and Disability Specialist Present to Career Center Professionals

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Recently, Katie Lane, CLASS Disability Specialist, and Kathy McGillivray, CLASS Director, presented a workshop for the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association meeting held at the College of St. Benedict. The title was “Welcoming Students with Disabilities in Career Services.”


Scrubs Camp Counselors Needed – Earn $500 for One Week

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Counselors are needed to work at Metro Scrubs Camp at Augsburg from July 9 – July 13; 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily. Counselors earn $500 for the week. Metro Scrubs Camp provides opportunities for high school students from throughout the Twin Cities area to explore health careers by engaging in interactive sessions led by health care professionals. For the job description and application form, go to Questions? Contact Hli Vang at 612-330-1530;