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Today: Dental Student Panel

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The Pre-Dental Club is hosting a Dental Student Panel on:

Tuesday, February 19th
Hagfors 152
6 pm

Meet current and entering dental students who will share their expertise and experiences about becoming competitive applicants to dental school, the AADSAS application, personal statements, and how to be academically successful.

Please email if you have any questions. We highly encourage you to attend if you are thinking about dental school. Pizza will be provided!

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

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

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Join Audrey Lensmire, Rachel Lloyd, and Jennie Diaz in this CTL session that will historicize and describe Dr. Ladson-Billing’s work on culturally relevant teachers and her ideas about student learning, cultural competency, and sociopolitical consciousness. How might we think differently about freedom and safety on campus and in the classroom? How do we create certain kinds of communities of learners? What does it mean to teach and to learn at Augsburg University in 2019?

When: February 27 – 3:40-5:00
Where: OGC 100

RSVP for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Award Nominations are Due TOMORROW

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There’s still time to nominate someone for the 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.

Check out the link below for details and the nomination form.

Teaching and Learning Awards

Long Live the Lecture

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Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.

This Wednesday from 3:20-3:35, Diane Pike will give her EDTalk in HC 151. Grab your coffee and take a seat to hear her speak about the art of the lecture.

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

Zoom: Meeting ID 965-258-110


Tech Tip Tuesday: Managing Multiple Google Accounts

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Faculty, have you ever shared a Google doc with permissions set to “Anyone at Augsburg University with the link can view,” but still had students complain they cannot access the link? Almost always the problem is that students are in the wrong Google account (a personal one rather than their Augsburg account). For help with switching accounts, see the link below entitled Managing Multiple Google Accounts.

Remember to watch for more Tech Tips on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month and for Teaching Tips on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. You can also check out the Faculty Moodle Resource site.

Managing Multiple Google Accounts

What brings you light?

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Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

General Announcements

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

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How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

An Invitation to Staff/Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty/Staff

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Host: St. Catherine University
When: Friday March 8, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Join us to celebrate and connect with fellow People of Color (POC) staff and faculty from area colleges and universities. Bring your authentic self and your business card.

Your St. Catherine’s colleagues also invite you to attend the Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture “I Have Seen the Good Worlds” featuring Toshi Reagon. The free lecture will take place in The O’Shaughnessy at 7 p.m.

Please Register for the Happy Hour

Mental Health Skills and Support Group

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The Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) is forming a new group focused on teaching and practicing skills for emotional wellbeing.

These will include:
Understanding and working with emotions (emotion regulation skills)
Mindfulness skills
Distress tolerance coping skills
Interpersonal effectiveness/assertiveness skills

The group will meet Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 in the CWC office, starting February 13th.

***Food will be provided during group on the February 20th***

Please contact the Center for Wellness and Counseling to schedule a brief informational meeting with Josh Kent if you are interested in participating. Call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Employer Table – College Muscle Movers

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College Muscle Movers will be tabling in the Christensen Center Lobby on Tuesday, February 19th from 10:00 – 1:00.

Are you looking for a spring and/or summer job where you can be active, feel like you got a workout while on the job, choose your own schedule, work with some awesome people, and make great tips? The Muscle Mover position at College Muscle Movers may be a great fit! You can work your way up to our lead positions where you will be able to enhance your leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

Employer Table: Scribe America

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Scribe America will be tabling in the Christensen Center Lobby on Tuesday, February 19th from 10:00-1:00.

Are you interested in a career in medicine (in any capacity)? Becoming a medical scribe can get you the experience you need to stand out. A medical scribe is essentially a personal assistant to the physician; performing documentation in the EHR, gathering information for the patient’s visit, and partnering with the physician to deliver the pinnacle of efficient patient care. For someone interested in medicine, whether it is a personal interest, or part of a career goal to become a physician or physician assistant, the chance to become a Medical Scribe is unlike any other opportunity available. It offers exciting one-on-one collaboration with a physician, and is unprecedented in its level of exposure to real medicine in practice. Medical scribes also form valuable relationships with physicians which can result in letters of recommendation. Lastly, as a national company, ScribeAmerica offers exciting local and nationwide career advancement opportunities!

Summer Job Opportunity for Youth Theology Institute

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The Christensen Center for Vocation is looking for current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI).

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on Augsburg’s campus. This year’s theme is Stewarding Creation in our Neighborhoods: Science and Theology in Action, so if you are passionate about how these work together, this year’s program is for you! Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program. An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate Christian community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 23-28, 2019. Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page. Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at;jsessionid=A818FCF87167A52B7E00CA84F8A06C2D;jsessionid=9F7A366878BFC9CF1F233C45B3C56E39?JOBID=107129&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1549469287218

Apply for 2019-2020 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Current students with sophomore or junior status who plan to study on campus all of the 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is March 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

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

Interdisciplinary ethics workshop

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The Ethics of Tension: Applications of Buddhist-Postmodern Ethics
Friday, March 8, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Jin Y Park, Ph.D., Visiting Batalden Scholar

Workshop description: This interdisciplinary workshop for faculty and staff is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Buddhist and postmodern ethics, and to apply this knowledge to your discipline. The workshop will begin with an overview on Buddhist and postmodern ethics that builds on Dr. Park’s Batalden convocation. From there, participants will apply Buddhist-postmodern ethics to case examples in small groups (by discipline). Interdisciplinary discussions will follow. A continental breakfast will be served. (Participants may earn three social work CEUs.)

(*Note: Participants should bring a specific ethic issue and/or ethical dilemma for this small group work).

RSVP by emailing (and include “workshop RSVP” in the subject line) to by February 21st. Please also indicate if you would CEUs. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.

TODAY: Free $$ for you – Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshop

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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 our FINAL workshop TODAY!

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

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

Can’t make it to the workshop? We can talk individually anytime!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

One Week Until Assessment Day

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On February 26th from 10:50-12:50, the Assessment Committee will be offering workshops and lunch for faculty.

Learning Outcomes Workshop : 11:00 – 11:30 OGC 100
Curriculum Mapping Workshop: 12:00 – 12:30 OGC 100
Writing Data, Watermark, & Aqua: 11:00 – 11:30; 12:00 – 12:30 OGC 111

Lunch will take place in the OGC atrium from 11:30 am-12:00 pm (between workshops). RSVP Now!

Assessment Day RSVP

Last Chance to Register- 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 on Moodle Community – Strommen Career & Internship (Link is posted in Handshake within the Job & Internship Description)

*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 on Handshake and pay $12 fee

Register – Evening with Alumni: Tips, Tricks, & Practice Networking

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Wondering what networking is? Never been to a networking event?

Students are invited to join alumni on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in the Hagfors Center.

Reasons why you should attend:
*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.
The evening will consist of a panel discussion and mingling with alumni.

Panel Moderator, Matt Shannon 04′ – Medtronic
Deb Krueger Knight ’82, Founder Career Professionals
Janice Gladden ’12, Target Corporation
Mike Cunningham ’10, Richfield Middle School
Cyrus Batheja ’08, ’11 MBA, United Health Care
Registration is free and open to all students! All majors and students are welcome! Light snacks will be provided.

Register for this free event on Handshake

Eligible Graduates: Commencement 2019 Tickets

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Tickets will be available to all eligible graduates beginning on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7:00 a.m. Please note that if you attempt to use the ticket request prior to the website being active, you will receive a message indicating you are not eligible for the ceremony. This will change to eligible once the system becomes live.

Student RSVP Ticket:
Each graduate will be issued a Student RSVP ticket for the ceremony. Please print this ticket and bring it with you—this is for YOU to gain access to the stadium on Commencement Day.

Guest Tickets:
For 2019, graduates will not have ticket limits when securing Commencement tickets. However, the ticketing system does have a limit on the number of tickets that can be procured at one time. The total number of tickets allowed per graduate by our ticketing system should be sufficiently high to accommodate the needs of our graduates and their families–but, should you need more than is allowed by the system in one transaction, you can visit the University Events department or email and the additionally required tickets can be allocated manually.

If you and your family will need access to Accessible Seating tickets, you will be able to request up to six tickets with mobility access. Family members requiring wheelchair or mobility seating will be able to have one companion seated with them. Other members of your group will be asked to find seating in the General Admissions areas to ensure our ability to meet the needs of all families.

So that we can have the most accurate number of expected attendees possible, we ask that you take only the number of tickets that you will realistically need for those that will be attending. The ticketing system will remain available to you until Commencement day, so you are free to go back and order additional tickets should your total number needed increase.

For complete information, please visit:

Augsburg University Commencement

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