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Teaching and Learning

Free Coffee – Free Learning

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Presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning

May 8-11 CTL is hosting a large variety of opportunities for both professional development and community building for faculty and staff! Join us for a variety of engaging discussions and workshops.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at

RSVP Today

Uninterrupted time to write – what a gift

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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:


Considering Grad School? Register Now for On-Campus GRE Prep Course

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Applying to graduate school this fall or fall 2019? Most masters and doctoral programs, as well as some health professional schools, require the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) for admission. GRE Prep is offered this summer on campus through the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity. You’ll learn the most effective ways tackle the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing sections on the GRE.

The course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 PM for four and a half weeks (May 14th – June 18th). The cost is only $125, which includes the official GRE test-prep book and a 6-month subscription to the online study tool, Magoosh; this is a fraction of the cost when compared to similar classroom GRE prep courses offered by Kaplan or the Princeton Review who charge over $1,000.

New this year, students can also earn a full-refund scholarship! Those who attend 9 of the 10 classes (including the final practice test), will receive a full refund for the course!

Students, Alum who graduated from Augsburg, and staff are also welcome to register.

Register now at the URGO website:

Questions? Contact the URGO Office at or x1446.

Working Towards Inclusive Spaces 4/11

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When: Wed, April 11, 3:10pm – 5:10pm
Where: Marshall Room (map)

This workshop will highlight the five most common ideologies and/or behaviors that well-meaning individuals subscribe to which actually counteract their attempts to create inclusive spaces at Augsburg. Also, this workshop will provide participants with history and examples connected to these ideologies and/or behaviors, individual and small group activities and discussions, and large group solution brainstorming around Augsburg-specific environments. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at

General Announcements

Lindell Library Digitizes “One Day in May,” 1968

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Almost fifty years ago, following the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Augsburg canceled class on May 15, 1968 for a day of listening and discussion that focused on racism in Minneapolis and beyond. Leaders from Minnesota’s black community delivered speeches about how racism intersected with economics, education, police brutality, politics, residential segregation, sex, and more.

The Augsburg audiovisual department recorded each session, and thirteen of the original recordings have been digitized by Lindell Library’s Digitization Lab to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pan-Afrikan Student Union (PASU). PASU began as a consequence of the discussions that took place on “One Day in May” and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary later this week.

For more information about the Digitization Lab or Augsburg’s digital archives, please contact Stewart Van Cleve,

“One Day in May” (1968) Recordings Online

Augsburg Business Organization Board Openings 2018-2019

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Augsburg Business Organization (ABO) is looking for 3 new board members for the 2018-2019 school year!

Open Positions: Secretary, Marketing II and (non-stipend) First Year Position (descriptions are included on application)

About ABO: The purpose of the Augsburg Business Organization is to promote the study of business at Augsburg University. This organization is designed to bring all Augsburg students, faculty/staff, and alumni, with an interest in business together to help create an informational network. ABO hosts discussions and interact with other organizations in order to bring speakers to campus and attend conferences, we also emphasize social activities, to promote a closer affiliation between the professional business world and Augsburg students.

Application Link:

Application Deadline: Monday, April 30

Please email with any questions!

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April – Final Auggie Pride Month for the School Year

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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

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

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As we approach 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.

Please contact HR with any questions.

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

Judge Debate & Work with Twin Cities Latinx Youth

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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 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

Graduation Regalia for Sale

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We now have the graduation regalia for sale in the Bookstore from now through commencement! Can’t make it on campus? No problem! For $7.50 we can UPS it to you!

April 11th: Grad fair in bookstore at Minneapolis location. All day, from 9am-5pm, Graduation Bundles are $10 off this day only. Frames are also 15% off this day only.

April 16th: Grad fair at Rochester location, from 4pm-6pm. Graduation Bundles are $10 off this day only. Frames are also 15% off this day only.

Event Announcements

2018 Zyzzogeton Research Symposium

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Zyzzogeton Research Symposium
Hosted by URGO, McNair, and STEM Programs

Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion

Augsburg University celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Over 70 students participate each year, showcasing their research. A “zyzzogeton” is a green leaf-hopper as well as the last word in the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which is a fitting symbol to mark the end of the academic year. The public is welcome, so please come join us for this exciting event!

Visit for more information and for a full list of research abstracts.

Keeping in touch with our Norwegian Heritage: Norway Hub News

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Did you know that Augsburg University was founded by Norwegian immigrants almost 150 years ago? Reverend August Weenaas, together with a small group of students, travelled all the way from Norway, via Wisconsin, and settled here in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies were taught here for many years integrating the culture from the homeland and forming who we are today as an institution. Although Norwegian is not taught on a regular basis anymore, we still have a strong connection to Norway and our sister countries in Scandinavia as well as Finland and Iceland. The Norway Hub (located in Memorial 20) is a connector between what we hold onto as our Norwegian heritage and gifts both from the past, contemporary events of today, and those we see coming in the future.

Here are a few events you should be aware of:

Perception of Norway: A Photographic Exhibit on the Identity of Norwegians
Come see the new exhibit at Norway House photographer Nancy Bundt. This event runs April 6—June 10, 2018. On April 10 the artists will be in the house and share her artistic journey creating. More information can be found on the Norway House website.

Minneapolis St.Paul International Film Festival
Three Norwegian Films have made it to the the 37th annual International Film Festival: The 12th Man, Cloudboy, and What will People Say. The Festival runs from April 12 – 28. For showing times, see their website.

Acclaimed Norwegian Author Åsne Seierstad Interviewed
Åsne Seierstad will be discussing her brand new book Two Sister: A Father, His Daughters and their Journey into the Syrian Jihad with Fred de Sam Lazaro, Executive Director of The Under-Told Stories Project. The event takes place at the American Swedish Institute on Monday, April 16 at 7:00 pm. Go to this ticketing site to secure your tickets.

Contact Bettine Hoff Hermanson at with questions or comments! Tusen takk alle sammen!

this ticketing site

Focused Conversation on Experiential Education: TODAY/TOMORROW

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The April Focused Conversation will feature Elaine Eschenbacher, director at Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Expand and integrate experiential learning opportunities to advance our efforts as a leader in experiential education.

Today, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (Will be recorded and live streamed).
Tomorrow, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100

See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule for times and locations as well as to add a session to your calendar.

ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

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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

2nd Annual Environmental Synergy Event

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“Changes for Self, Community, & Society.”
Please join the EAC and ESC as we celebrate Earth Month on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Join us for FREE dinner, FREE smoothies from the smoothie bike, honey from Beez Kneez, and more!

3 to 7 pm
April 11, 2018
Find us in the Quad*!

*In case of incliment weather we will be in the East Commons*

Wednesday 4/11: Exploring Employment with the U.S. Census Bureau

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Wednesday, April 11
3:10 – 4:10 PM
Hagfors Center 150A

Sarah K. Heimel

Mathematical Statistician
American Community Survey Experiments Branch
Decennial Statistical Studies Division
U.S. Census Bureau

Exploring Employment with the U.S. Census Bureau
Learn what the Census Bureau does (spoiler: we do more than you think!), and how you can get a job with the Census Bureau.

Brief Bio:
Sarah Heimel has worked as a mathematical statistician at the Census Bureau for over 12 years. She has a Master’s in Statistics from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College. Her current work at the Census Bureau is focused on improving the American Community Survey. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey, coaches rugby, and reads.

Employment Opportunities with the US Census

Latinx Recognition Banquet

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Hey Everyone!
We would like to invite everyone and their families to our end of the year Celebration. We want to recognize our amazing Latinx students here at Augsburg University.

We will be recognizing the following areas of students;
Graduating Seniors
New ALAS Board
Old ALAS Board
Outstanding ALAS/Latinx students
and many more…

Our amazing DJ Miguel will be closing us out with an hour of dance!!

Mark your calendars and RSVP! The Latinx Recognition Banquet is near so if you are interested to attend please make sure you RSVP!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10:30am – 2pm
Hagfors 150

Lunch & Learn: CGEE Southern Africa Center – TODAY

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Come learn about Augsburg’s Study Center in Southern Africa. Special guest, Lamont Slater, Instructor at the center in Namibia will be presenting on the program and will be available for questions.

Join us for Lunch with Lamont TODAY – Tuesday, April 10th, from 12-1 pm in the Marshall Room. Deadline for the fall semester program in Namibia is April 16th. Spring semester applications are due by October 15th.

Learn more about our program in Namibia

Come to the Garbage Gala for a Free Meal

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The Garbage Gala will be taking place in The East Commons on Christensen Center at 6:00pm on Thursday April 19th. Please come to enjoy a vegetarian buffet (with gluten free and vegan options), and to hear from a panel of experts on proper and sustainable waste disposal! Guest speakers include Alyssa Erding, who has been living zero waste since 2016, and has started her own sustainable health and wellness consulting business, Mallory Anderson, a business waste prevention and recycling specialist at Hennepin county and Allyson Green, Augsburg’s Chief Sustainability Officer. We can’t wait to see you there!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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