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Course Evaluation Form Listening Sessions

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Course Evaluation Survey Information Sessions
Faculty and staff, and students, are invited to any and all of 3 information sessions in advance of the October 10th faculty meeting to vote on adopting a new end of term survey form for university wide evaluation of courses. Based on over a year of analysis of research, pilot testing, and input from students and colleagues, this form is designed to measure student satisfaction with course experiences. It is not a form designed to measure teaching effectiveness or student learning; those purposes will be served through customized department and individual faculty data collection. We would like to hear from you now before the faculty meeting.
The third and remaining information session is October 4 from 10-11 in Cedar Room. (No lunch that day). We welcome questions and feedback prior to the faculty meeting. If you cannot attend any of these please contact a committee member directly. Send questions to The working group is: Scott Krajewski, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Terrance Kwame-Ross, Kristin Chamberlin, Ben Denkinger and Diane Pike.

We also recommend you review Frequently Asked Questions and contact any one of the group members.

Off-Campus Course Proposals Due November 1

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Interested in teaching an off-campus course abroad or domestically? Proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2019-2020. The deadline for Program Proposals is November 1st.

You can learn more about the process and begin an online proposal at the following link:

If you have questions or would like to talk through an idea for a program, please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega ( or set up a meeting on the google calendar.

Additional Proposal Resources

Augsburg EdTalks

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At the recent faculty meeting, Tim Pippert announced the plan of the CTL Fellows to host 15 minute ED Talks by faculty and staff just prior to each faculty meeting. While we have the first three lined up, he forgot to ask for ideas and volunteers. What would you like to learn or share?

Please contact Bonnie Tensen <> to volunteer or share your ideas.

Active Learning Immersion Workshop – Thursday, 10/4, 1:50-3:00 PM

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Join us for a four-part immersion presentation showcasing faculty expertise in active learning and engagement with students on Thursday, October 4 from 1:50 to 3:00 PM in the East Commons (Christensen Center). Lori Hale (Religion), Jennifer Diaz (Education), Matthew Maruggi (Religion), and Lyz Wendland (Art) will offer immersion experiences designed to teach techniques and strategies for active learning for students. Along with experiencing the techniques directly, participants will also receive handouts outlining the strategies, and reflection time to discuss the use of the techniques.

ALMA Internationalization presentation TODAY

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Please join us for this Thursday’s presentation focusing on our internationalization efforts in Latin America in Sateren Auditorium from 12:30-1:30 p.m. where we will present a vision for a deeper level of engagement throughout the Americas by the Music Department and for the benefit of our entire Augsburg community .

¡ALMA! stands for “Augsburg Music in Latin America,” or more properly, “América Latina Música Augsburg.” We will be presenting a summary of last year’s international activities and a preview of what is being planned for the future including opportunities for student travel to Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia, as well as for faculty exchanges and professional networking. (Alma means ‘soul’ in Spanish.)

We hope to see you there!

Medical School Info Session

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Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided.
Wednesday, October 10th, 6pm-8pm
Hagfors 250

For more information or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at

General Announcements

Open Ice Time

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Due to current construction in the Augsburg ice arena, open ice time is available for all students at the Highland Arena (800 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. The week of September 24th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for men’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for women’s open hockey. Until the completion of Augsburg Rink A, the M/W and T/Th schedule will alternate weekly between men’s open hockey and women’s open hockey. All students are welcome to participate and will need to provide their own gear (skates, helmet, pads, etc.).

Volunteers Needed: Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza with MNUDL

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The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Season Opener (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 |

Volunteer With Us

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – apply by Oct 2

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The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is $5000-$8000 for a semester or summer program abroad. US Citizens who are Pell Grant eligible may apply.

The application deadline is October 2. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to earn serious funds for your program abroad.

Do you have questions about the application? Want someone to read through your essay before you submit? Contact the Study Abroad office in Oyate Commons in Christensen Center, or email

Gilman Scholarship Info and Application

Study Abroad & Away Deadline: October 1

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Study Abroad & Away deadlines for Spring semester programs are coming up:

October 1 – Deadline for all spring semester programs and priority deadline for CGEE Study Center spring semester programs.

For questions about your study abroad options or applications, please email, or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Study Abroad & Away homepage

Recruiting for STEM Peer Mentoring

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Are you a STEM student interested in having or being a peer mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program and official Augsburg student organization, which focuses on providing support to first year, second year and transfer students as they navigate their academic and career life in preparation for success inside and outside of the classroom. (Augsburg’s STEM majors are: biology, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics). Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (See link below).

Students in the program are asked to commit 5-6 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee/mentor, attend orientation and group meetings, go to STEM events and/or participate in fun, de-stress activities!

To join the STEM Peer Mentoring program please complete the application below by Friday, 9/28. Questions can be sent to

STEM Peer Mentoring Sign-Up

LSAMP NSS Funding for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics.

LSAMP NSS eligibility:

(1) Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
(2) US citizen or permanent resident.
(3) Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at or complete the application linked below:

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in NSS programming.

North Star STEM Application

Event Announcements

TODAY: All Hands Meeting, 11:30 a.m.

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Join the Fall 2018 All Hands meeting at 11:30 tomorrow morning in Hoversten Chapel or via remote access:

President Pribbenow’s presentation will include an overview of fall 2018 enrollment results, our 2018-19 strategic initiatives, and other campus updates. A video replay of the meeting will be available on the All Hands page next week for those unable to attend this morning.

General Mills Hiring IT interns and full-time

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Representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 1st from 4:30-6:00 in Hagfors, 351. They are interested in making connections and collecting resumes from juniors and seniors that are majoring or minoring in Computer Science or MIS. There will be a short presentation, Q & A, and time to network.

Positions are posted on Handshake and students are encouraged to apply prior to the event. They also will be collecting resumes on Monday.

To join this event log into Handshake. Pizza will be provided.



Optum (United Health) Info & Networking with Augsburg alumni

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Plan to attend an information and networking session with Augsburg alumni
Mubarik Hassan ’18, Nazih Safi ’17, Justin Lochner ’13, and Yibralem Tesfaye ’15
on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:30-5:30 in Hagfors Center 351.

They will provide an overview of Optum, including the Consulting Development Program, which they are a part of. In addition, there will be time for questions and networking! Open to all students and majors.

Treats will be provided.

Optum Info & Networking Session

ASAC Homecoming Court Royalty

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Make sure to stop by the Christensen Center Lobby to submit your Homecoming Court Royalty nominees. The court will be made up of 10 seniors and you may nominate up to three people.

The tabling schedule for Tuesday, September 25 – Friday, September 28 will be:

Tuesday, 11-11:55 AM
Wednesday 10:30-11:30 AM
Thursday 11-11:45 AM
Friday 11-12 PM

We want to hear from you! Find our table in between classes or lunch. Homecoming is quickly approaching and will be the week of October 7-13th.

Online Homecoming Nomination form is as below:

If you have any questions please send them to


Nominate your favorite Senior!

Fall Blood Drive – Donors Needed

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HELP!! Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual fall blood drive and we still need donors! Please help saves lives and consider donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons on Wednesday 10/3/18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please sign up on-line at and enter sponsor code 0027. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time. Please consider donating blood to help save lives.

Friday Chapel: Blessing of the Animals

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Bring your pet (or a picture of your pet) to chapel tomorrow (September 28) at 10:40 am as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

More information

TODAY – Career & Internship Fair

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If you are looking for an internship (spring/summer) or graduating and seeking full-time employment you should attend the Career & Internship Fair.

Thursday, September 27th
3:00-5:30 pm (come and stay for as long as you are able)
FOSS Center
Dress Business Professional
For quick check-in bring your student ID

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Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.
Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots
Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!

Questions? Email, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

Learn More Here