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Teaching and Learning

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.

3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science

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URGO has a limited number of awards ($175 each) to cover registration for iCOMOS 2018, a global forum on science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. The event, April 29 – May 2, will feature keynotes by Nobel laureates, including Augsburg’s own Nobel laureate Peter Agre, and global thought leaders; scientific sessions covering agriculture’s influence on health and the environment; interactive sessions on precision medicine, science communication, and health policy; and panel discussions among researchers on emerging, zoonotic, and other infectious diseases.

Students must be full-time undergraduates and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application to be eligible. To apply, complete the online application available at Applications must be received by April 4.

Workshop Today: 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, 4-6 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.

FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY: The Paideia Institute welcomes all interested community members. For participants not seeking credits, there is a reduced professional development rate. Register directly at the Paideia Institute website.

General Announcements

Nominate Faculty for Professor of the Year Award

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Augsburg Day Student Government would like to present a new faculty award.

This award will be rewarded to a professor who has exceeded the standard requirements and expectations that come with their job like teaching and discipline. Not only has this professor performed excellent in both of these areas but has demonstrated an understanding of student accommodations and has implemented them in classroom procedure.

To nominate, simply submit their name.

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!

New Manager of Purchasing and Central Services

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Please welcome Doug Rosenberg, our new Manager of Purchasing and Central
Services, to Augsburg University! Doug has many years experience in higher education in purchasing and contract services, along with various other business office responsibilities. More recently he was the Director of Budget and Institutional Services at Macalester College in Saint Paul.

Doug has a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in accounting, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas. He is a Certified Auxiliary Services Professional and an active volunteer in various community, leadership, and educational activities.

Doug joins the Augsburg team on Thursday March 29th. His office will be located in the lower level of Foss in the Facilities Office suite. Please stop by and welcome Doug to Augsburg.

Go Auggies!

Beth Reissenweber, CPA, CMA, PhD
Vice President of Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer

Have Alumni Coming to Campus?

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If you have alumni coming to campus to speak or volunteer in any way please contact the Alumni Relations Office and we can help you! We can provide parking space, gifts, thank you notes and much more! If you need alumni to speak or volunteer in any way we can help you find alumni in the fields you need as well.

Please contact: Kia Burton for more information at

Free Pacifica Premium App — Mindfulness & Mental Health

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Augsburg students, staff and faculty are eligible to download a free premium version of the Pacifica app (a $34 value). Pacifica is a mindfulness and mental health app (for your smartphone or computer) that provides a set of tools for daily use based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and wellness, designed to be done at your own pace. Using Pacifica’s tools, you can do things like check in with your mood, examine your thoughts, track your health habits, or complete a relaxation activity. Simply download Pacifica from the App Store or Google Play Store. Use your Augsburg email address to sign up and click the link in the confirmation email, and you’ll get access to Pacifica Premium for free. Pacifica is teaming up with the Center for Wellness & Counseling to make this app available free to the Augsburg community this year (free subscription will expire August 2018; you do not need to enter any credit card information to sign up as there will be no financial cost involved and no automatic renewal). Questions? Contact Beth Carlson at

Headline: 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

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

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How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story!

Share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Event Announcements

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!!

Sign up here!

Dr. Pedro Maligo, Dean of Arts and Sciences candidate

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Dr. Pedro Maligo, our final candidate for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position will be on campus next Tuesday, April 3. His public presentation will be held in the Marshall Room, from 1:30-2:30 pm. Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet with Dr. Maligo and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form: Access to the feedback form will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 4.

Dr. Pedro Maligo CV

Augsburg Psychological Alumni Panel

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Join fellow students in welcoming back Augsburg psychology major Alumni. The alumni will be asked a series of questions about what each has done after their undergraduate time at Augsburg. Afterward there will be a Q & A session open for all students. This is a semi-formal, banquet styled event. Food will be provided. The event will be held on Wednesday April 4th in Hagfors 150 A & B. From 6:00pm to 6:30pm will be the dinner portion of the evening, with the panel discussion to follow until 7:30pm.

For any questions please contact

ADC 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 and singing. If interested in performing (all types of dance and singing performances are welcome) please email
Deadline to register: Friday, March 30th (May be extended)

Facebook event link:

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

Dean of Arts and Sciences Search – Open Forum

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Thanks to everyone that provided feedback on the candidates for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position. In an effort to gather additional feedback from the community, members of the search committee will be holding an open forum on Wednesday, April 4th from 10:00 to 11:00 in the Marshall Room. Please stop by if you have thoughts or additional feedback you would like to share with the search committee.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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