Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Protester on Monday, April 2

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Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus community experienced protesters in the Murphy Park this fall, and on Monday, April 2, a protestor on the public sidewalk on 22nd avenue. Per City of Minneapolis, individuals may protest on pubic sidewalks as long as they do not impede pedestrians; a permit is required if a protestor wants to use amplified sound (microphone, bullhorn). Messages conveyed by the protestor were not supported by the University; Augsburg University supports the right of individuals to protest.

Teaching and Learning

Funding Available for iCOMOS: The Science Behind One Health

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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.

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.

Center for Teaching and Learning: Four Days in May

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Tuesday, May 8 – Friday, May 11 | Four Days in May

The Center for Teaching and Learning is capitalizing on a successful run last year and is offering all professional development workshops and discussions over a span of a few 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.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at


Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat

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Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat
Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18, 2018
Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center

Located on 50 scenic acres of national park in Marine on Saint Croix, Dunrovin’s beautiful wooded grounds are a peaceful, yet professional, setting for group meetings, private getaways, youth or adult groups, and day or overnight retreats.

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:


Three More Weeks to Use the Writing Lab This Semester

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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 :

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.

Are you interested in being a CTL Faculty Fellow?

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The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for two faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should include a brief statement addressing why you would like (or why you are nominating your colleague) to serve as a CTL Fellow. Please submit all nominations to by noon, April 13th.

General Announcements

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

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As we approach the end of the spring semester and the beginning of summer, we would like to remind people with student employees to submit hire forms for any students who will be working during the summer. This will include new students working over the summer. Summer employment begins April 29th, 2018 and ends on September 1st, 2018.

Current supervisors will receive an email from HR at the end of this week with more information. Please contact HR with any questions.

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, Tuesday 4-7pm, Wednesday 2-6pm, or Thursday 4-6pm. Participants are eligiable to recieve 1 research credit or $5.

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.

Faculty Senate Statement on Professor Wanyama

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The Faculty Senate of Augsburg University wishes to express our unanimous and unconditional support for our friend and colleague, Professor Mzenga Wanyama. We urge all those who care about Professor Wanyama to consider signing the petition on his behalf at

Use Your Spanish Skills to Help Twin Cities Students

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Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

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 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 15th – 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

Volunteer With Us

Vote Lourdes Juarez and Natalya Arevalo for Student Body President and Vice President

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Lourdes and Natalya are extremely dedicated to high levels of community satisfaction while advocating for diversity and inclusion. They plan to instill a sense of agency within students to join an ever expanding community of progressive ideals; they seek to make a point of the students power. Please make sure to come and vote as every vote matters.

Campaign Page

EPIC Peer Health Educators Hiring for Fall

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Are you a current Augsburg student looking for a flexible work study job? Are you interested in helping fellow Auggies make healthy and positive choices about alcohol use? EPIC peer health educators are looking to add to our current awesome team. Apply online on the HR website for the EPIC peer health educator position or call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707 for more information.

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

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum — Registration Open

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Want to join us in celebrating Nobel Peace Prize laureates in September? If yes, reserve your tickets in the next few weeks!

Tickets are FREE for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff, and we encourage ticket reservations before the end of this spring semester.

Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018.

We aim to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join Augsburg University in honoring the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

Schedule as follows:
September 13: Community Action Workshops/Dialogues
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (, is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at Registration can also be placed via

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at

Nobel Peace Prize Forum | Minneapolis

Augsburg Psychological Alumni Panel, April 4th

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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

Womxn in Charge Event

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Come join WFPC, AWE, ADSG, SRJ and ASAC this Saturday April 7th from 3-4:30 pm at Hagfors 150 for our first annual Womxn In Charge event. This will be a time where we celebrate women who have been excelling in their fields not just within our communities but nationwide. We are having panel speakers that range from entrepreneurship, STEM, to a judge. We welcome Augsburg students, faculty, staff and community members. Don’t miss out!

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor Next Week

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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

On campus today: Final Dean of Arts & Sciences Candidate

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Dr. Pedro Maligo, our final candidate for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position is on campus today, 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 Native American Film Series

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We will be screening a short films ranging from silent mystery to poetic documentary, all of which are family and youth friendly. Join us for films and conversations with the filmmakers/producers–Kalvin Hartwig (Anishinaabe) and his creative, international Indigenous team (Marie-Celine Einish, Janene Yazzi (Dine), Andrea Landry (Anishinaabe), Manuel Ibanez (Quechua)), Pamela J. Peters, Sarah Del Seronde, and Isaac Trimble and Team RedFawn at the University of St. Thomas.
April 11, 2018
University of St. Thomas
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
(located on Cleveland Ave and Portland Ave)
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

White Girl’s Burden: American Altruism Towards Africa

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The Sociology Department would like to invite you to our 12th Annual Torstenson Lecture in Sociology on Thursday, April 5th from 5:45 to 6:45 pm in OGC 200. Our speaker will be Amy Finnegan, Justice and Peace Studies from the University of St. Thomas. Her talk is titled “White Girl’s Burden: American Altruism Towards Africa.”

Dean of A&S 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.

ADC Performance 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 to perform: Extended to Friday April 6, 2018.

Augsburg’s Break the Silence TONIGHT, 4/3/18

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Hosted by SMART, the Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team, The 2nd Annual SMART Break the Silence Truth telling night is taking place tonight, Tuesday, April 3rd, on the Day of Action for Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Survivors and allies are welcome to come together and share stories of sexual and domestic violence in a brave and safe space. In this cultural climate, every survivor’s voice deserves to be heard and believed. Snacks will be provided, and advocates from Cornerstone will be present for those who want a space to debrief.

Break The Silence will be located at the Cedar Commons, at the intersection on Riverside between Jimmy Johns and Jambo. The event will be from 6pm-7:30pm.

Please email with any questions.

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