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Digital Scholarship Discussion

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Open invitation for anyone curious about digital scholarship* (DS) to gather on Wednesday, August 15 from 1- 2 PM. Location: Lindell 202

Possible topics:

1. What is digital scholarship? How is it different from traditional scholarship?
2. What is the difference between “digital humanities” and “digital scholarship”?
3. What types of digital scholarship work is already happening on campus?
4. What ideas do you have for digital scholarship projects? Are any of them interdisciplinary? Do they have the potential to reach beyond the boundaries of the campus?
5. What tools and resources are available to the Augsburg community for creating these types of projects?
6. What DS examples might serve as useful resources for your courses?
7. What marketable skills could students gain from working on DS projects?

*Some examples of digital scholarship include:

• storytelling platforms
• a gallery of primary resources
• data visualizations
• mapping projects
• network visualizations
• computer-aided text analysis
• long-form, media-rich narratives
• getting published on

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Great Opportunity for Students

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With the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum fast approaching (September 14th-15th), now is the time to start thinking about how it can fit into class curriculum and syllabi! We hope that professors are encouraging their students to attend the Forum, as classes will be at the Forum on September 14th. We will have two Nobel laureates presenting and in attendance this year, Beatrice Fihn (ICAN, 2017) and Peter Agre (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003 and an Augsburg alumnus).
In the past, professors have given students extra credit for attending workshops/sessions and writing about their experience.
This year, we also encourage students to volunteer during the Forum. The sign up link is below.

If you would more information about the Forum’s content, and how it might relate to your class, please email Allison Mangan at

General Announcements

Minnesota Primary Elections – Tues., August 14

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Students who live on campus and are eligible to vote may vote in Minnesota elections and the Minneapolis precinct where Augsburg is located. Augsburg has provided the City of Minneapolis Board of Elections the list of resident students and Minnesota has same-day voter registration.

For more information, go to the Minnesota Secretary of state website,

Augsburg is the host for the Minneapolis precinct where it is located.

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Meet with a TIAA Advisor this month

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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, August 21 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, August 22 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Augsburg Total Wellness: School Supply Drive

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The academic year is basically around the corner, which means kiddos–and young adults–are starting to get excited (and maybe a little nervous) for their first day back at school.

To kick off the academic year, Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website:

Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! From August 13th to August 31st, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:

#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
pencil box
pencil sharpener
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Questions? Contact Nicole at

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Attention book and video lovers

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Lindell Library is withdrawing hundreds of videos from its VHS collection. These are titles that have not been checked out a single time in the last 5 years (most have not been checked out in the past 10+ years). If you still own a VCR and are interested, please help yourself to any of our discarded titles – they are on display in the Learning Commons through Friday.

We also have hundreds of bookends that could use a good home and these are on a table near the VHS cassettes. The bookends are all off white in color, metal with a magnetic base to hold them in place, and measure 5″ deep x 9″ high. See photo at Help yourself!