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Teaching and Learning

Four Days in May Schedule

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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. Join us for a variety of engaging discussions and workshops.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:

Please check the room locations (all in Hagfors) closer to the event as some last-minute changes will be necessary.

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at ctl@augsbu


Writing Retreat – Filling up fast

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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 p.m. on Wednesday and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

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


General Announcements

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

Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader

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Apply to be an AugSem Student Leader. We are looking for students who want to be peer mentors for first-year students in their AugSem class. Student Leaders work closely with faculty and students to ensure first-year students have a smooth transition to college. Applications can be found on Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs.

Open Position in Admissions: Data Processing Coordinator

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The Admissions department has an open position for a Data Processing Coordinator. This position is being posted internally only and can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. The posting will remain active for seven (7) calendar days.

Considering Grad School? Register Now for On-Campus 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 p.m. for four and a half weeks (May 14—June 18). 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

Register now at the URGO website:

URGO recording graduate school acceptances of students and alumni

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As the advising office for graduate school applications, each year URGO records the names of students and alumni who have been accepted into graduate school programs.

If you are a student who has been accepted or a faculty/staff member who knows of a student’s acceptance that you are able to share, please send that information to

Jay Peterson moves to Academic Affairs to lead new office of grants and sponsored programs

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I am pleased to announce that, on May 6, as part of a change designed to align and integrate grant activities at Augsburg, Jay Peterson, assistant director of corporate and foundation relations, will move to Academic Affairs. In a role that builds on the responsibilities he’s held in Institutional Advancement, Jay will manage and lead a new Office of Grant and Sponsored Programs, while retaining responsibility for corporate/foundation grants. He will report directly to the provost, serve on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, and retain a dotted line relationship to Institutional Advancement. The full announcement of Jay’s new appointment is available for viewing:


Event Announcements

Crossing I-94; Community Open House

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Do you travel between Seward and the West Bank? How do you #GetOver94? Join Seward Redesign in imagining new crossings that reconnect these neighborhoods. Stop by the Community Open House today (May 1) any time between 3—7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Oren Gateway Center to learn about ideas for improving existing crossings and to share your feedback.

Staff Senate Open Lunch—Wed. May 2

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Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in the Commons for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with fellow staff in casual conversation.

Wednesday, May 2
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons.

2018 All Hands Planning Summit – Thursday

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The 2018 All Hands Planning Summit is this Thursday, May 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Si Melby.

The agenda will include an update on the Augsburg 2019 strategic plan, a faculty and staff panel on making innovation happen at Augsburg, and dedicated time for everyone to engage in Commission150—the process to develop our next strategic plan.

Please join in the discussion — we need your thinking.

Add this event to your calendar

Keeping Track of Auggies

Business Faculty Present Data Literacy Workshop at Gartner Summit

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Business faculty Marc Isaacson and Milo Schield, gave a three-hour invited workshop on Data Literacy at an industry leading Data-Analytics conference in Dallas on Sunday, March 4. Their presentation focused on the assessment and development of data literacy amongst individuals and organizations. The conference was hosted by Gartner, “the world’s leading research and advisory company”, a member of the S&P 500 with 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.

Prof. Emeritus Bibus has newsletter article published

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The current issue of the newsletter for the International Association of Social Work Boards, which includes all the licensing boards in the US, has published a two-page response to a discussion on race by Prof. Emeritus Tony Bibus from the Social Work Department. It is available online at


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