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Public Speaking Lab – Now Open

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I am pleased to inform you that The Speaking Lab is officially open for the Fall semester of 2018!

Need help with your speech? Come to the Foss 171C!

We can help you with:
– Presentation
– Outlines
– Toulmin Model
– Topic Proposals
– Stage Fright

Current lab hours are listed below:
TTH: 8:00a – 9:30a

M – F: 4:00p – 6:00p

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

EDTalk Today with Professor Muñoz

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Join us later today for our first EDTalk! Just prior to the faculty meeting, Professor Joaquin Muñoz will speak on “Radical Kinship and Education: The Art of Connection”.

We will meet in Hagfors 151 from 3:20-3:35. Bring your coffee and come be inspired.

For more information about the pre-faculty meeting EDTalks and other CTL events, please visit our website.


Medical School Info Session TONIGHT

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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

Heritage Day, “The Many Foundings of Augsburg University”

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What do words like “founding” mean at a place like Augsburg? If, as a Lutheran institution, we believe in the concept of “semper reformanda” (always reforming), then shouldn’t we say that Augsburg has had multiple “foundings”—not only physically, but intellectually and theologically?

Augsburg history professor Phil Adamo will explore these questions in the 2018 Heritage Day Talk, offering examples from his new book, Hold Fast to What is Good: A History of Augsburg University in 10 Objects, written for the upcoming celebration of Augsburg’s 150th anniversary.

Please join us for this free event on Wednesday, October 24th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Hagfors Center 150. A reception will follow the presentation.

Learn More at

To help with preparations, please register in advance through the link below

Register for the 2018 Heritage Day with this link below:

Videos for Focused Conversations and All Hands

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You can now access the videos for September’s All Hands meeting and Focused Conversation on the All Hands page at

In the future, we plan to have videos posted by the next business day after the event. These are shared using Google Drive, so you must be logged into your Augsburg Google account in order to view them.

All Hands page

Weekend Service Hours + Free Pizza with the MN Urban Debate League

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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’re 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: Humboldt Hawks (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● October 26th & 27th: Rosebowl (Roseville HS, Roseville, MN)
● 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

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

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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

Wondering what your body is made of?

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Find out by getting a body composition measurement in the Exercise Science department’s gold standard BodPod! This quick and easy test measures your body mass and volume to calculate how much fat mass and fat-free mass you’re made of. Augsburg’s senior Exercise Science Keystone students will walk you through every step and teach you so much along the way! Sign up outside the fitness center with your first and last name and then meet us in the Kennedy fitness center for your scheduled BodPod appointment! Appointments are available at varying times, Monday through Friday.

Attend Seminary & Divinity School Day on November 15

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Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Are you considering pastoral ministry? Are you interested in the intersection of nonprofit or sustainability work and faith? Whether you are curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

Join us for Seminary and Divinity School Day on Thursday, November 15. A group of Auggies will travel to St. Olaf College on November 15th. There we will gather with students from other area colleges to meet with representatives from at least 7 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection and conversation!

This event is free and includes lunch. Transportation to St. Olaf College will be provided to those who pre-register through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm.

For more information, visit our website at

Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

REGISTER soon! Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Questions? Email

Event Announcements

RSVP Speaking of Sabbatical: Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright (10/25)

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Faculty and staff are invited to the first installment in the “Speaking of Sabbatical” series featuring Professor Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright in the Department of Biology. Jennifer will discuss her sabbatical project focused on Discipline Based Education Research

Speaking of Sabbatical with Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright
Thursday, October 25, 2018;
Marshall Room

An RSVP for lunch is:

Focused Conversations about our 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey results

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The October Focused Conversation is dedicated to discussing Augsburg’s 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey results.

Join Senior Human Resources Business Partner Dawn Miller to review the survey input from faculty and staff, compare trends to prior years and industry benchmarks, and discuss institutional and departmental action plans.

The sessions are:
Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 p.m., Marshall Room (including remote access)
Wednesday, October 17, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

Register to attend: Government & Non Profit Career Fair

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Friday, October 19
10:00 – 3:00 (stop by anytime and stay for as long as you are able)
U of M, Coffman Memorial Building (7 minute walk from Augsburg)

FREE and open to all students and alumni. This fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies.

To see what employers are participating, schedule and details of presentations and more.. visit


Invitation to join pop-up choir for October 19 chapel

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We would like to invite you for this singing opportunity!

All singers (students, staff and faculty) are invited to sing in a pop-up choir for chapel on Friday, October 19 at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

We will hold rehearsals in Hoversten Chapel on Tuesday, October 16, from 10:45-11:15 am and Thursday, October 18, from 12:00 – 12:30 pm. Please join us for both or one of these rehearsal times as we prepare to sing “Marvelous Things,” or just come on Friday to join the choir. Darrell Gillespie of Hope Academy will be our guest preacher on Friday.

Rehearsals will be led by Sonja Thompson, University Organist. If you have questions, please call me at 612-330-1732 or email at

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Business majors: earn your Keystone in Guatemala on Spring Break

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Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit!

Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala! Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.

This program will meet a few times in spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options: RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors

Program Fee: $3,200 This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Study in NYC this Spring Break

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Travel to NYC. Earn Credit. Spring Break! Join the program Roots to Rap: Islam in America for a spring break you’ll never forget. Explore the neighborhoods of New York, meet with religious leaders, community organizers, and engage with the history of Islam in America!

This program will meet throughout spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options: HIS 212 Topics: Roots to Rap: Islam in America (fulfills humanities requirement),
or RLN 205 Topics: Roots to Rap: Islam in America (fulfills Search for Meaning II requirement) Professor Maheen Zaman

The program cost is $1499 and covers round-trip airfare, lodging, most meals, and all program activities. There is no extra tuition charge for full-time undergraduate students.

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

It’s Model UN application time

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Apply now to take the spring semester Model UN course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the 59th Midwest Model United Nations from February 20-23, 2019, held in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in February. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

For more information about the course, contact professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to St. Louis.

Apply by December 1

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Keeping Track of Auggies

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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