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Dr. Frank to speak on Friday

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Dr. Dana Frank will be visiting MN and coming to Augsburg as part of a Midwest tour with Witness for Peace. She is professor emerita from the University of California Santa Cruz and Honduran expert. Dana is a well known scholar and author of many books including “Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America” and recently released a new book titled, “The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup.
Friday, March 1st
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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

Today: 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: Today, February 27th – 3:40-5:00
Where: OGC 100


Innovative Experiential Education Strategies: TOMORROW

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There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room


RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

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Bodies and Embodiment in Queer Theologies. Religion professor Mary Lowe will share how familiar Christian categories and concepts like the Bible, the human person, God, sin, and relationships take on new and fluid meanings when located within the discipline of emerging queer theologies.

Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, March 6th | Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

What Brings You 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

$5 for staff, faculty, and students

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We are looking for staff, faculty, and/or students willing to take 10 minutes to participate in a psychological study. This study looks at criminal justice procedures. Participants are able to obtain one course credit (when applicable) or $5 for participation. Research will be conducted in Hagfors 252. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Ellenburg at or Donovan Paz at to set up an appointment, or ask questions.

Last Call: 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

Funding Opportunities for Faculty Reseasrch

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We are pleased to share the below grant announcements, which may be of relevance to faculty interests. If you would like to apply, please contact Lauren Causey, Manager of Sponsored Research (; ext. 1184).

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding Program: NEH Fellowships
Amount: Max of $60,000 (12 months); minimum of $5,000 (1 month).
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Purpose: **NEH encourages applicants to consider the impact—both immediate and long term—of the momentous events of 1776. We invite applications that explore the role of the Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents in the making of U.S. history. In addition, we welcome applications that explore the experiences of states and communities beyond the original colonies in joining the nation, since they have their own stories of becoming part of the United States. We also invite applications examining the stories and contributions of under-represented communities in our nation’s history.
**NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture, as well as projects that advance civic education and knowledge of America’s core principles of government.
**NEH invites projects related to its Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.

Sponsor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Funding Program: Faculty-Post-Doctoral Fellows program
Amount: up to $20,000 USD across two years
Deadline: April 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Purpose: Areas of interest to the Fund are studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems

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 28, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
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

Resume Resources for All Adult Undergrad Majors

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ALL Adult Undergrad students are invited to an overview of important information about your Resume & Cover Letters (things every working professional should know). The Strommen Career & Internship Center presentation will review the resources available to students, where to locate them, and how easy it is to use them. This could be the most important information you need to land your next position or get that coveted promotion at the office.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be join us to engage you in conversation. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, university faculty, and other students.

When? Monday, March 4, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

A light dinner will be served.

You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received via email.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society application now open

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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.

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society 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

Spring Blood drive on March 13th

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Before you hit the road or go off campus for spring break week, please consider donating some blood to help saves lives. Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual spring blood drive on Wednesday, March 13th. Please help saves lives Auggies by donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons in Christensen Center on Wednesday 3/13/19 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. During our fall blood drive we hit 97% of our goal — let’s make it 100% this time.

Staff Appreciation Event – March 7th

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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

Staff Senate hopes to see you there!

Faculty and Staff of Color Gathering at St. Kate’s

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Host: St. Catherine University
When: Friday, March 8, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (Followed by a Free Lecture at 7:00 pm in the O’Shaughnessy)
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. “

Register for March 8th Happy Hour

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

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Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at:

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs:

Interest Form for EB Conference

Morning Chapel: Paul Pribbenow, Destyn Land and Brandon Williams

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear a conversation between Paul Pribbenow, Destyn Land and Brandon Williams. In December 2018, student leaders Brandon Williams’19 and Destyn Land ’19 attended the Impact Conference in Atlanta where Black students across the nation were encouraged to A.R.I.S.E. (Act. Respond. Initiate. Stand-up. Empower) and become stakeholders in the healing, relief, and deliverance of our community.

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Film Screening Monday, March 4 of Straight/Curve

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Reminder: Please join the Center for Wellness and Counseling and the Melrose Center for the film screening of Straight/Curve, Redefining Body Image on Monday March 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm in OGC 100. The film aims to create a dialogue around body “size” and image and educate people on health and representation while capturing a visual slice of life of the fashion industry. A short discussion will follow and refreshments will be provided. Questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 or click on the link to view the trailer.

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