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TODAY: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Visit

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Tuesday, April 9
Hagfors 151
6 pm
LECOM has locations in Pennsylvania and Florida; a choice of careers in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy; and a choice of student-centered learning styles for medicine including traditional and problem-based learning. Learn more about LECOM and applying to medical, dental, and pharmacy school.

Health Professions Schools Visiting Augsburg in April

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Des Moines University
Wednesday, April 10
Hagfors 106
6 pm
Several alumni have attended DMU which offers clinical programs in osteopathic and podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as masters programs in public health, health care administration, anatomy, and biomedical sciences.

St. George’s University
Thursday, April 11
OGC 100
12 pm
St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada. SGU has MD, DVM, graduate, and dual degree programs. It is the number one provider of physicians to US residency positions. Learn more about applying to medical and veterinary medicine programs and what is sought in competitive applicants.

A.T. Still University
Thursday, April 11
Hagfors 106
6 pm
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals with a commitment to its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations. A.T. Still has programs in osteopathic medicine and dentistry in Missouri and Arizona.

This Friday 15 min. Gmail Tech Talk Webinar

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Gmail is a powerful platform with many productivity-enhancing features. The trouble is that most of us use only a small percentage of the features available because finding and learning them takes time. Plan to invest 15 minutes to attend this online Tech Talk led by LFC Nathan Lind to learn a few quick tips and tricks that will help you take better advantage of what Gmail has to offer beyond the basics of sending and receiving messages. Join the Webinar via Zoom on Friday, April 12th from 12:30-12:45 pm

Zoom Link for Gmail Tech Talk

World Drumming for all students, Fall 2019

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NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – no prior musical experience necessary.

Teaching Tip Tuesday: Students Helping Students Provide Valuable Feedback on Course Evaluations

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The article below summarizes a study on student feedback. It also provides resources that can be used to elicit more actionable responses on course evaluations.

Teaching Tip Tuesdays occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Watch for Tech Tip Tuesdays on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month. Additional resources can be found at

Students Helping Students Provide Valuable Feedback on Course Evaluations

Faculty Scholarship Display

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Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, May 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than May 1) using the form linked below.

Questions may directed to John Zobitz ( or Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (

All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 a.m. to set up.

The faculty recognition luncheon and program begins in the chapel at 12:30 p.m.

Display Your Scholarship

Act Fast – Only a Few Spots Remain for Faculty Writing Retreat

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Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and ends at 1:00 pm on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members. If you are interested, please RSVP via the form below.

Sunday, May 19-Tuesday, May 21 | Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN (

RSVP for the Scholarly Writing Retreat

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!

April 12 deadline for Student survey on recreation, intramurals, and athletics

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Undergraduate day and AU students are strongly encouraged to complete the Student Survey – sent via email. The survey closes on April 12

This survey is being administered by Augsburg University’s Equity in Athletics Task Force. Augsburg is committed to providing equal opportunities and effectively accommodating the athletic, recreational, and intramural interests and abilities of its students.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Results will be confidential.

The survey link is:

On behalf of the Equity in Athletics Task Force, thank you!

Sexual Violence Prevention Month – April

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April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month. Thanks to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team (SMART) for their advocacy, peer education, and events to eliminate sexual violence. To support their effort we’ll have announcements in Amail for the rest of April.

Information is available at

Augsburg has an agreement with the Aurora Center (U of Minnesota), so students can contact them for assistance. They have a 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111.

Students can also get assistance through the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC), 612-330-1707, and the Department of Public Safety, 612-330-1717.

Be a Part of Something Great: Staffing for Commencement

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Help us send off our graduating seniors at the U.S. Bank Stadium this year! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal and the successful and smooth flow of the event.

There are many needs for assistance to help with checking in students, escorting students to field level, assisting with accessible seating, handing out programs and/or providing directional support at the stadium. Many of these opportunities would allow you the ability to stay and view the ceremony in its entirety.

If you’re interested in assisting with staffing this very important event and ensuring a wonderful experience for our students and their families, please fill out the Commencement Staffing Form and someone will reach out to you to discuss.

Commencement Staffing Form

Augsburg Sports Bra Drive

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Augsburg Athletics and the HPE Department have partnered with The Sports Bra Project to create the first ever, Augsburg Sports Bra Drive. Utilizing networks of organizations to collect and distribute sports bras, The Sports Bra Project works to eliminate one barrier of participation and increase the access to sports for girls and women around the world.

How can you help?
– Donate a new & unused sports bra of any size!
– We will be collecting donated sports bras until April 17th.
– A collection bin is located in the main athletic office in Si Melby Hall (across from the gym).

Our goal is to collect over 100 sports bras! Please consider helping us reach our goal and supporting such an important and impactful cause!

Have questions? Contact

More information on The Sports Bra Project

Your voice is needed

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A video production is seeking faculty and staff volunteers on Wed, 4/10 to record brief, scripted voiceover samples to promote the release of Phil Adamo’s book on the history of Augsburg. If you would be willing to lend your voice for a few minutes and record a scripted one-sentence statement about Augsburg history (audio only; you will not appear on camera), please join us in OGC 300 between 1pm and 4pm on 4/10 to participate. Both your participation and golden pipes are appreciated!

Earth Justice Month – celebrate, learn, and act together

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April 22 is Earth Day, and there’s no shortage of ways for the Augsburg community to honor our home planet and all its inhabitants this month. Check out the link below for details on ways to celebrate, learn, and act together. Are you planning an event that is somehow related to environmental, social, economic, or cultural sustainability? Add details to the spreadsheet if you’d like to share!

Earth Justice Month Event Details

TODAY – Tree Trust is hiring for summer

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Looking for a summer job? Stop by and visit with representatives from Tree Trust on April 9th from 11:00-12:20 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Tree Trust aims to transform lives and landscapes through our Job Prep programs and our Community Forestry, and Landscape Services divisions. We serve youth and young adults who have barriers to education and employment opportunities. This summer we are looking for Crew Leaders for our Youth Conservation Corps. As a Crew Leader you will guide a group of youth on outdoor landscape construction projects. These projects will leave a lasting positive impact on the community and provide youth with the opportunity to earn wages, develop new skills, and take pride in themselves. In order for the summer program to be a success, we need you to become a Crew Leader!

Crew Leader benefits include paid training, competitive summer salary, and a 40 hour work week with no evenings or weekends. You also have the opportunity to earn project, team, and youth management experience. To apply visit

Housing Assistance for Students In Need

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As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing program is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into the program (10 spots) will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

The Auggie Basics – Housing application is for: Summer 2019 only, 2019-2020 Academic Year only, or Summer 2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Year.

To apply for Auggie Basics – Housing, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact or call the Student Affairs office at 612-330-1160.

Hiring Student Workers for the Summer? Click here for instructions

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Spring semester is quickly coming to an end! Summer employment for all students begins May 5, 2019!!

If you are planning on having students work during the summer, please be sure to review the information below regarding summer student positions. Steps to follow when hiring a student for the summer:

1. Students returning into a position they held previously will only need a Student Hired/Returning form (formerly known as the Student Employment Hire form) submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. The effective date should be May 5, 2019.

2. EVEN IF THE SAME STUDENT WILL BE DOING THE SAME JOB OVER THE SUMMER, a Student Hired/Returning form (formerly known as the Student Requisition form) needs to be completed with an effective date of May 5, 2019.

3. Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student job board (Handshake). The Student Posting Requisition forms can be found and are submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.
Once the requisition is submitted, HR will post the position online.

Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Hired/Returning form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before will need to fill out new hire paperwork, including a background check.

Once the Student Hired/Returning form is submitted, HR sends out the new hire paperwork and background check directly to the student. NOTE: Students cannot start work until all paperwork, including the background check, has been completed.

For detailed instructions on how to navigate the hiring process through Hirezon/Interview Exchange, please visit:

As always, please contact HR with any additional questions –

Get detailed instructions here!

TODAY – Neck pain? Back pain?

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Did you know that 80% of Americans struggle with chronic neck or back pain?

Augsburg Wellbeing is excited to invite staff from Health Partner’s Physicians Neck & Back Clinic to go over some of the myths about how to deal with chronic neck and back pain.

Join us:
TODAY! Tuesday, April 9th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Christensen Center — Marshall Room

**NOTE: This will be an inter-active session where they will teach us simple exercises that we can do at home, or work, to improve our spinal fitness!**

We need your Green By 2019 stories and data

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As the Environmental Stewardship Committee is evaluating our progress on Green By 2019 commitments, we need your help! So many of you have been part of our growth in sustainability efforts, yet we don’t remember everything that has happened.

Please check out the spreadsheet below and add whatever stories, data, memories, useful anecdotes you have for any of the commitments listed. Add new rows as needed if you have additional information to add to existing entries. We’ve come a long way – help us celebrate and document our progress!

Green By 2019 Progress Spreadsheet

Event Announcements

Pluma & The Tempest: Tickets On Sale Now

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By Arístides Vargas, Translated & Directed by Beliza Torres Narváez

$3 student tickets– reserve now!

A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that tells the story of a youngster of unspecified gender who runs away after being born to a hostile world. They find themselves living in the inner city streets, meeting all kinds of people and facing all kinds of dangers. The kid fights to learn from these experiences and to assert their personhood. Despite being adrift like a feather in a storm, Pluma attempts to preserve their hope and survive.

League of Legends Meeting

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Join us for a League of Legends get together!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5-8 PM
Hagfors 201

We will spend the time catching up, talking about next year/getting involved, and playing/watching League! So please bring your set ups if possible. Food and drinks will be provided as per usual. We hope to see you there!

For more information or other, contact us at or join our facebook group: Augsburg Gamers United!

Gamers United Facebook Group


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Join us for a showing of “Pokémon the Movie 2000!”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6:30-10 PM
Science 123

We will also be hosting a Pokémon Showdown mini tournament, have coloring sheets, and pokémon go lures! Food and drinks will also be available! 🙂

For more information or other contact us at or join our facebook group: Augsburg Gamers United!

Gamers United Facebook Group

Apply now for River Semester – Fall 2019

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Spend your Fall Semester traveling the length of the Mississippi River–from source to sea, with stops in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and countless small communities along the way.

During the River Semester, all students take four courses, earning a total of 16 credits.

The experiential nature of this program is a key factor to learning. Between the actual paddling of the canoes, we will also have excursions to towns along the river, have guest speakers, and visit local organizations. These activities will tie in the subject matter with real-world experiences and stories.

Full financial aid applies., and students can also apply for one of the Pentair Scholarships, worth up to $3,000 toward the cost of the program.


To get a feel for some of what this experience is like, check out the short videos made by Kristy Ornelas, one of the students on the 2018 River Semester:

Learn more about courses and program features, and apply online

TODAY – Join us for Lisa Stock’s Farewell Party

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Please join us for a Farewell Party for Lisa Stock, Director and Chief Human Resources Officer. We are very sad to see her leave, but appreciate all she has done and her remarkable service these past 5 1/2 years at Augsburg. The party will being at 1:30 p.m. with formal remarks at 2:00 p.m.

Today, April 9
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Cake & Lemonade

Help us to wish Lisa well, and usher her on to her next adventure!

Free Yoga Tomorrow

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Hello! My name is Elana and I am a certified yoga teacher. I will be offering a free class on Wednesdays 11-11:45 in the Gundale Chapel in Hagfors. We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses. Mats will be available to borrow. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. E-mail me if you have any questions:

Biker Coffee: #30DaysOfBiking

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Hey y’all,

Did you know that April is #30DaysOfBiking? It is a national campaign encouraging people to bike every day in April, even if it is just around the block! It also seems like good incentive to get our bike community together.

Don’t worry if have not gone for a ride since last summer, join your fellow cyclists at Einsteins and we can talk all things bike and discuss a spring group ride. I have already received a couple of good routes.

Hope to see you!

Yours in biking,



Sverdrup Convocation: Dr. Pamela Ronald – April 15th, 10 a.m.

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The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program
Serving Up Science: Plant Genetics and the Future of Food
Dr. Pamela Ronald

Monday, April 15, 2019
10 am, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Ronald studies rice genes that control resistance to disease and tolerance to environmental stress. Ronald and colleagues received the 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award and the 2012 Tech Award for innovative use of technology to benefit humanity. In 2014 she was named one of the world’s most influential scientific minds by Thomson Reuters, in 2015 was selected by Scientific American as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology, and in 2016 was named one of the 50 innovators and visionaries who will lead us toward a more sustainable future by Grist magazine. She is co-author of Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. Her 2015 TED talk has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people and translated into 24 languages.

Celebrating Native Voices: Short Films by Indigenous Filmmakers

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April 16, 2019
Join us for a night of short films that include films ranging from narrative fiction based on historical reality to documentary to youth produced work. The films are from Indigenous filmmakers in United States, Canada, and Norway; filmmakers will participate in person and via zoom at the University of St. Thomas.

Location and Time: 4:00-5:30 University of St. Thomas
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium (located on Cleveland Ave and Portland Ave)
University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Native American Film Series

Job Search Strategies session for AU Students

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of important information related to Job Search Strategies. A brief presentation will showcase web resources, the importance of your professional network, and other tips to help you conduct a comprehensive search. Whether you are just wanting to move up in your current company or you are starting from scratch in a new field, this will be valuable information to prepare you for what lies ahead.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, faculty at the university, and other AU students. A light meal will be served.

When? Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

Sustainability, Equity, and Action Event – April 15

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“Sustainability Is No Joke” Environmental justice storytelling and action planning series, facilitated by RFTP (, sponsored by Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Why does sustainability and climate change matter? Why does equity in sustainability matter? And how can we respond collectively as the Augsburg community? On April 1, we heard recent alum and current students share their experience with sustainability and climate change, and we began responding to questions and perspectives that will carry us forward together towards a shared vision of sustainability at Augsburg. April 15 is our follow-up to storytelling where we’ll begin to move towards action. All are welcome, even if you missed the first event!

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FREE tickets for Thursday’s Spektral Concert

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Augsburg Music & the MacPhail Center for Music have partnered to bring the Spektral Quartet to the Twin Cities. DO NOT miss out on this concert!

Thursday, April 11 – 7:30 p.m.
Performance: Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis
Tickets Required: $20, general
Free to Augsburg students; MacPhail students & family
Reserve at: 612-767-5250 (mention you’re an Auggie!)

A free shuttle to/from campus is also available:
> Main Shuttle #1: 6:40 p.m.
> Secondary Shuttle #2: 7:05 p.m.
(both depart from the Music Hall)

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See student research at Zyzzogeton APRIL 15

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Zyzzogeton Research Symposium
Hosted by URGO, McNair, and STEM Programs

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019
Hagfors Center Atrium

Augsburg University celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton poster session. The poster session falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Over 80 students participate each year, showcasing their research. A “zyzzogeton” is a green leaf-hopper as well as the last word in the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which is a fitting symbol to mark the end of the academic year. The public is welcome, so please come join us for this exciting event!

They/Them Project Discussion – Soup Gender & Sexuality – TODAY

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Join us for a Gallery & Gender Discussion with participants of the THEY/THEM PROJECT. Because Pronouns Matter.

APRIL 9, 11:30 a.m.
Gallery 720, Christensen Center

Join the conversation.

They/Them Project interviews individuals who currently or previously use gender nonconforming pronouns, offering a platform for them to be seen and heard while informing all who listen how words and actions affect the Trans+ community. They/Them Project is produced by photographer and activist Brent Dundore.

Hosted by the Augsburg Art Galleries, LGBTQIA+ Student Services,
Queer Indigenous People of Color, and Queer Pride Alliance.

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Congrats to Augsburg Leadership Award Recipients

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Please join Campus Life in congratulating the winners of the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards:

* Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award – BK Kormah
* Student Leader of the Year Award – Arianna Antone-Ramirez
* Dean of Students Award – Eli Baker, Athena Cloud, Melissa Flores Jaimes, & Skye Rygh
* Emerging Leader of the Year – Willington Gahona
* Civic Engagement Award – Brandon Williams
* Peer Engagement Award – Serena Xiong
* Social Justice Award – Citlaly Escobar & Taiwana Shambley
* Outstanding Seniors of the Year – Gabriel Glissmeyer, Noah Greenfield, Kassandra Quintero Diaz, & Fidelina Xinico Morales
* Outstanding Juniors of the Year – Lucia Davila Alvarez & Brittany Stokes
* Outstanding Sophomores of the Year – Ethan Quezada Hoffman, Isaiah Simon, & Houa Thao
* Outstanding First-Year of the Year – Reuben Kitto Stately

* Student Organization of the Year – Augsburg Indigenous Student Association
* New Student Organization of the Year – Augsburg Dance Club
* Civic Engagement Award – Echo
* Social Justice Award – Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness-Raising Team
* Innovations in Programming Award – Augsburg Asian Student Association
* Auggie Spirit Award – Queer Indigenous People of Color


Earn $55 by Sharing Your Spanish Skills – Judge Spanish Debate League tomorrow

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Share Your Spanish Skills to Help Area Students!

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, will begin its Spanish Debate League next week. We’re looking for judges for our first tournament! If you’d rather be paid than volunteer, we will pay $55 for three rounds of judging, or 1 tournament.

Spanish Debate League tournaments will happen over 3 dates this spring:

Wednesday, April 10 | Highland Park High School

Wednesday, April 24 | Central High School (tentative)

Wednesday, May 8 | Highland Park High School (tentative)

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Students who participate in Spanish Debate League are a mix of heritage speakers and immersion students in Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

Please email if you have any questions or would like to arrange volunteering as a group. If you plan on judging as an individual, use the calendar at this link to choose your dates to judge.

Judge Spanish Debate