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Spanked, Whupped and Paddled: Our Complex Relationship with Corporal Punishment.

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This event has been rescheduled from its original date and will take place on February 20th. Please RSVP now for Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson.

Wednesday, February 20th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room


General Announcements

Meet with a TIAA Advisor next week

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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.

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, February 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, February 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Riverside Room, 2nd Floor, Christensen Center

Thursday, February 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OGC 103, Oren Gateway Center

You can use the link below to sign up or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

Space is limited, so please register soon!

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Schedule your appointment here!

Looking for a space to cook on campus?

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Campus Kitchen is excited to announce open hours in the food lab in Hagfors Center room #108!

Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Email Rachel at: with the subject line “Open Hours”
I am happy to answer any questions you have about the food lab.

See you soon!

2K and Timberwolves

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2K and Timberwolves! Would you be interested in going to an event like this? If so please read the details below!

Gamers United has recently been corresponding with a representative of the Timberwolves who is interested in throwing an event with us. The event would be at the Target Center/Mayo Clinic where you would get a chance to meet the Timberwolves’s NBA 2K Pro Gaming Team: T-Wolves Gaming. The pro gamers, coach, and manager of T-Wolves Gaming will host you and discuss what it’s like to be a professional e-gamer and more. In addition, you would get a 2K T-Shirt and tickets to the Timberwolves Game that night.

Interested? Spread the word and let us know if this is something you want to see this year!

You can contact us at or through Facebook Messenger!

Gamers United Facebook Group

StepUP’s Patrice Salmeri and Thenedra Roots Featured in Women’s Daily Press

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Patrice Salmeri and Thenedra Roots talk about the links between trauma and addiction for women in this wonderful article:

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.

Alternative Spring Break 2019: Building Together

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Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 16th-23rd, Augsburg students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to serve with Habitat for Humanity. You could be one of these! We’ll visit places like the Civil Rights Institute and learn from African-American activism both past and present. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build houses and community!

Registration is open now! Forms can be found online at and in the Campus Ministry Office.

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found online at and in the Campus Ministry Office.

Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sydney Saygbe at

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

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

Free LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group – Thursdays near Campus

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A NAMI Young Adult LGBTQ Connection free mental health support group for ages 18-30 meets on the first and third Thursdays in the community room at Boneshaker Books (2002 23rd Ave. S.) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is right across the pedestrian bridge from campus – a ten minute walk or five minute drive.

The group is free. No registration is required. The group is co-facilitated by Oliver, a trans nonbinary social work major at Augsburg. Both facilitators are LGBTQ+, live with a mental illness, and are doing well in recovery. For information contact Oliver at 503-828-7421 or Liz at 651-645-2948 x109.

“Mud” by Maria Irene Fornes Performs Tonight

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Reserve your tickets now!

Feb 7th-9th at 7pm
Feb 10th at 3pm

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Augsburg University is proud to be part of the HowlRound Theatre Commons Celebrando Fornés/Celebrating Fornés. This year long event seeks to celebrate and preserve the work and legacy of María Irene Fornés, a Cuban-American playwright, director, and educator. Her work focuses on poverty and feminism, coming from the inspired view of a lesbian artist living during a crucial time in queer and civil rights. She is regarded as the American theatre’s “Mother of Avant-Garde.”

The rehearsal process of Mud has been one of healing, collaboration, and exploration. Through workshop based rehearsals, we discovered the soul of each scene together, taking it one step at a time. For many of us the world of this play feels so far removed from our own, yet it depicts themes that are relevant in the US today: financial and housing instability, limited access to education, and limited access to health care. We also agree that even though love comes in many forms, abuse is not one of them. – Lauren Syme, director

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search – February 16 – Register today

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Join us at the 5th annual Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

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

This event is perfect for all STEM majors – first year students to seniors. You won’t want to miss this opportunity 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.

We welcome Aneela Idnani, co-founder and president of HabitAware, as our keynote speaker. HabitAware’s Keen smart bracelet “Retrains The Brain.” Keen creates awareness of hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting, debilitating mental health conditions. Having grown up with hair pulling disorder, Aneela is now an outspoken mental health advocate. HabitAware is a HAX hardware accelerator alumnus and recently received an NIH research grant. Her life’s work (HabitAware) has been featured as a TIME Magazine 2018 Best Invention and in BuzzFeed, SELF Magazine, The Washington Post, Prevention Magazine and more.

No cost to attend. Breakfast and lunch included.

Please send all questions and accommodation requests to Accommodation requests should be made one week in advance to allow us to best meet your needs.

Register today!

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

Evening With Alumni: Tips, Tricks & Practice Networking

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On Tuesday, February 26th all students are invited to attend an alumni panel followed by networking practice from 6:00-7:30 pm (5:30 check-in) in the Hagfors Center.

*Learn from Auggie experts who have used networking to further their career.
*Get advice on ways to feel comfortable with networking and how to put your best foot forward in professional situations.
*Practice your networking with Auggies from all professions and ages, and start to build a network in a safe and supportive environment.


5:30 pm Check-in
6:00 pm Panel Discussion (learn tips and tricks on how to network)
6:45 pm Mingle with alumni

Registration is free and open to all students! All majors and students are welcome! Light snacks will be provided.


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

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

Free $$ 4U: Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshop TOMORROW

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Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshop TOMORROW Friday Feb 8

Come learn all about how study abroad works at Augsburg, and about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, where you can win $5000-$8000 for your experience. You’ll leave with a great start on your essays and ideas for programs that will meet your requirements. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizens who are Pell Grant eligible.

Come to one of TWO Workshops this month!

Friday, Feb 8
3:30 – 4:30pm
Marshall Room, Christiansen Center

Tuesday, Feb 19
11am – 12 noon
Augsburg Room, Christiansen Center

There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up?

Questions before the workshop? Email:

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

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

TODAY: Learn about interning in D.C. from students

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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!

Julia Mantey is an Auggie who interned for Amy Klobuchar in D.C. last semester – she will be available TODAY to tell you all about her experience! Staff from The Washington Center will also be on hand to let you know more about the program and how to apply!

Date: TODAY 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

Convocadence A Cappella Auditions

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Do you have a passion for singing and/or a cappella? Convocadence is Augsburg’s only a cappella co-ed group and are looking for new members who are committed and passionate about music. Rehearsals are on Friday nights from 6-7:30 and Sundays from 4:30-6. We will be holding auditions on Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 13th from 6-8:30pm. Audition sign up sheets are located in the music building in between the choir and band room. We will be asking you to sing a verse and chorus at most. Hope to see you there!

Convocadence’s Instagram

TODAY: Spring All Hands Meeting

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The spring 2019 All Hands meeting is today 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

Augsburg University: Housing Expo

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HOUSING EXPO 2019: FEBRUARY 11-15, 2019
Housing Expo is the opportunity to decide where and with whom you want to live for the following academic year. Before Expo, students receive a selection number based on the number of credits they have, so the more completed credits you have, the higher your selection number is. At Housing Expo, you and your roommates add up your selection numbers and that total number determines what day you can come and choose your housing.

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!

Click here for Hlub’s fb event 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

Summer Job Camp Fair

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Are you looking for a summer job? Looking to gain leadership skills? Spend your summer working with youth.

On Monday, February 11, 2019 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm there will be a summer camp job fair in the lobby of the Christensen Center. The fair is free and open to all students. Camp representatives from a number of states are looking to hire students to work over the summer with youth. Jobs vary from camp counselors, activity instructors, kitchen help, etc. Housing and food is included, as well as, as a stipend. If interested, representatives will interview you at the fair. (dress attire – casual to business)

A few reasons why you should work at a camp:

*Camp will build teamwork skills like no other
*You learn how to be a role model
*The kids will inspire you as much as you inspire them, if not more.
*It’s a fun yet challenging summer gig
*You will make life-long friends
*It might help you find a direction
*New Experiences

Questions? Contact 612-330-1472 –

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Services & Campus Ministry

Summer Job Camp Fair Registration

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.”

Read more at:

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

Please send all questions and accommodation requests to
Accommodation requests should be made one week in advance to allow us to best meet your needs.

Register for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search today!

Keeping Track of Auggies

3 Auggies Selected for National Fellowship in Public Policy

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Three Augsburg rising seniors were selected for the nationally competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute in 2019. This seven-week program prepares students for graduate school in public policy and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service at five of the top public policy schools in the country. Not only is this summer program fully-paid, but it promises a minimum of $5,000 scholarship to a consortium of public policy graduate schools.

Natalya Arevalo, Political Science and Philosophy, will be attending the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.

Noah Greenfield, Political Science, will be attending the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute.

Abdul Sharif, Political Science and International Relations, will be attending Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.

Only 20% of applicants receive the PPIA award. Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievement!