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Faculty – Are you interested course-specific feedback?

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Seventeen faculty members currently serve as Classroom Consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom/online materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals. This service is free and open to all Augsburg instructors.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website

CTL Classroom Consulting

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at or 612-330-1446.

– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

EDTalk with Diane Pike on February 20th

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Come listen to “Long Live the Lecture!” before the next Faculty Meeting. As always, we will gather in HC 151 for a 15 minute talk at 3:20. Grab your coffee and a seat. You can learn more about the Pre-Faculty Meeting EDTalks and other programming offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning on the CTL page.

Wednesday, February 20th | EDTalk with Diane Pike | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

Zoom:, Meeting ID 965-258-110


Get Your Nominations In for the Teaching and Learning Awards

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The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Further information and the nomination form can be found in the link below.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards

Grant Application Deadline Nearing

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Faculty, time is running out to apply for the Scholarship Grant, the Integrated Course Design Grant, and the Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant. Descriptions and application forms are in the link below. The due date for all three of these grants is Friday, February 15th at noon, so apply now!

Grant Descriptions and Applications

TODAY: Workshop with Lyz Wendland

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“Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions”. In this workshop, Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, will discuss her research that implements online pre-discussions for greater in-class participation. Come learn strategies, layouts, and rubrics that foster active class discussions.

Wednesday, February 6th | Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions with Lyz Wendland | 3:30-4:30 pm, OGC 100



General Announcements

Free Tickets to INDigenesis at Walker

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series is happy to collaborate again with the Walker to provide free tickets to a number of the INDigenesis: Gen 2 screenings: Warrior Women on March 1 (16 free tickets available)
Empty Metal on March 8 (16 free tickets available)
Smoke Signals on March 9 (18 free tickets available)

To reserve your tickets, please email M. Elise Marubbio at and specify which film and the number of tickets you are requesting.

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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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 can be found at

Farewell Gathering for Rachel Kruzel

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Please join the CLASS office in wishing Rachel Kruzel, Assistive Technology/Accommodations Specialist, farewell at a gathering on Thursday February 14 between 3:00 and 4:30 in OGC 100.

Rachel has accepted a position at the University of St. Thomas and her last day will be February 14. Rachel has made countless contributions to Augsburg including individualized student technology assessments, overseeing accommodated testing, managing the provision of audio books, and providing university-wide consultation on technology access, to name just a few. We will miss Rachel deeply and wish her all the best in her new position.

TODAY: Get Your Sugar Fix & Swag

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center invites students to stop by our table in the Christensen Center lobby between 10:30 am -12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 6th. Enjoy a candy buffet where you can load up on a variety of sweets and take away swag!

Extra bonus — Get updated on upcoming career events, ask questions and get familiar with our services.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2019

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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2019 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2020 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2020. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2020.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

McNair Website

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 5th

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 15. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 5th (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact

URGO Website

Augsburg Leadership application

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Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Leadership Award nominations are now open

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Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:( Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Event Announcements

Biker Coffee at Einsteins

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Friday, February 8, is International Winter Bike to Work Day!

If you bike to work all winter, aspire to be a winter biker, or aspire to bike commute at all, this is a great time to meet up with fellow Augsburg cyclists and warm up on a cold morning.

Join us at Einsteins at 8:30 AM with your favorite warm beverage.

International Winter Bike to Work Day

Neighborhood Dinner-Great food and community

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Food from 8 different West Bank restaurants will be served at the annual Multicultural Dinner at the Brian Coyle Community Center, 420-15th Avenue South this Thursday (February 7th) from 5-7pm. Cultural dance, spoken word and music will also be part of this great event. No charge. All are welcome!
Sponsored by many neighborhood partners including Augsburg University.
For more information or to volunteer at this event, please contact Mary Laurel True,

HabitAware: Winner of Meda’s $1 Million Challenge speaks at Augsburg University February 16

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“HabitAware, a local tech startup developing a smart awareness tracker called Keen to stop behaviors like hair pulling, nail biting and skin picking, took home the top prize at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s (Meda) $1 Million Challenge startup competition Wednesday.

As the first place winner in the $1M Challenge, Minneapolis-based HabitAware will receive $400,000 to advance its business.”

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Jump Start Your STEM Job Search welcomes Aneela Idnani, co-founder and president of HabitAware, as its keynote speaker. Jump Start offers opportunities to:

-Network with STEM industry professionals
-Attend career-oriented workshops
-Gain insights from STEM panelists
-Get personalized feedback on resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles
-Have a FREE professional headshot taken.

Join us!
Saturday, February 16th
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Hagfors Center

Register for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search today!

TOMORROW: Spring All Hands Meeting

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The spring 2019 All Hands meeting is this Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

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Gamers United and Residence Life presents…
A Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament on the Nintendo Switch

When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 – 3:00PM-7:00PM
Where: Student Lounge

The first place prize will be 1,000 Housing Expo Points (a way to boost you up the selection process for housing the following year) and the second and third will each get 500 Housing Expo Points. We will only have two joy-cons available, other controllers will be welcome if you’d like to bring extras.

– First come, first serve basis

Registration Form

Thursday: Learn about interning in D.C. from Julia and Daniel

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Ever thought about doing an internship in our nation’s capitol? Politics, law, international relations – but also communications, journalism, even arts organizations – lots of great internships are available!

Two Auggies interned in D.C. last semester – Julia Mantey and Daniel Degollado – and they will be available this Thursday Feb 7 to tell you all about their experience during our informal Info Session. Staff from The Washington Center will also be on hand to let you know more about the program and how to apply!

Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Tabling in Christiansen Lobby
Time: 9-11 am

Information session in Augsburg Room (3rd floor of Christiansen Center)
Time: 11:30AM – 12:00PM

For more information, contact the Study Abroad/Away office at

Click here for more on The Washington Center Internships

February 21st – MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair

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If you are looking for an internship or graduating in the spring, you should attend the Minnesota’s Private Colleges annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Thursday, February 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

It is NOT to early to start researching the employers that are registered. Visit the to learn more about the fair.

Attend a Prep Session
*In person: Job Fair Prep Sessions are listed on Handshake in Events.
*Moodle Community Site – find the link on the fair handshake invite page

*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 275 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

FAFSA & MN Dream Act Completion Workshops

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The Multicultural Student Services and Student Financial Services are holding two FAFSA completion workshops in order to assist students in completing their FAFSA applications.

One workshop is on Thursday, February 7th 1:00-2:30pm the other on Wednesday, February 13th 4:00-5:30pm.

Both workshops will be held in Sverdrup 201. Students should be sure to bring their 2017 taxes/W-2s, parent’s 2017 taxes/W-2s and their FSA ID login. Computers will be available for use but students are welcome to bring their own laptops. For any questions about the event contact the MSS office at & 612-330-1087 or the Student Financial Services office at & 612-330-1046.

Workshop event page

Work Connections for Adult Undergrad Business Majors

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of Work Connections before your Thursday class.

Work Connections will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement for your degree. In addition to the presentation, Faculty from the Business Department will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a prime opportunity to build your professional network and learn about an important component of your curriculum.

When? Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 151
Note: This event is for Business Majors ONLY in the Adult Undergraduate program.
A light meal will be served.

Please RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Work Connections

HWT’s Hlub(Love) – Friday, February 15

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Hlub (Love) is here to give Hmong women and their allies an opportunity to empower a woman and/or an inspirational figure(Guest Of Honor) in their life by participating in an intentional and intimate setting where they could express their gratitude to them.

If you choose to Honor someone, there will be time delegated for you, who RSVP’d, to express your gratitude to your Guest Of Honor. Please prepare a letter for you to read to them on the night of.
If you choose not to Honor anyone, please come with your support.

Please join us by RSVP-ing if you hope to attend. Only current Augsburg Students and Augsburg Alumni may RSVP. We have limited spots for RSVP’s (with a Guest of Honor). First Come First Serve! The Guest Of Honors may be a non-Augsburg community member. One guest per RSVP please!

Dress-Code: Semi-Formal
Location: Marshall Room
Address: 720 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Food: Will be provided

RSVP here:
**DEADLINE to RSVP: 02.08.19 11:59pm**

For more information or have any questions? Feel free to contact Bobbie Thao ( or Nan Vang (
Feel free to refer to Hlub’s fb event page as well!

Hlub’s fb event page

Outstanding Staff Awards – Thursday, March 7

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Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Learn more

Submit your creative writing and win a prize

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The John Engman Writing Prize, a literary competition sponsored by Murphy Square and the Augsburg English Department, is awarded each year to promising writers.

This year’s submission deadline is February 15th, 2019. Judges of the competition will select winners in each of the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

To enter, writers must submit at least one of the following:

Short Fiction – One complete short story of not more than 15 pages.
Creative Non-fiction – One complete piece not longer than 15 pages.
Poetry – At least three poems.

All writers must be enrolled at Augsburg University and may enter each of the categories as often as they wish, but they may only win in one. Names of writers must not be on the works submitted.

Entries must be submitted through Moodle. Winners will be notified by March 1st and will be awarded gift cards to the university bookstore.

Submit your work through Moodle

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