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Pre-Order Your Love Your Melon Auggie Hat Today

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The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon selling hats with the Auggie logo, as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Pre-order your hat today! Hats will arrive September 1st. Contact with any questions or to purchase a hat.

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Campus Share Shop at Augsburg, Check it Out

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Members of the Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are coming together to create a Campus Share Shop for the students of Augsburg! Our purpose is to create a space where students can check out goods they need, rather than purchasing new items. By doing this, we hope to:
-Reduce the consumption of material goods
-Reduce students’ costs
-Create a community space where students can take part in informal learning around sustainable practices and skill-sharing.

This is a project created by students for students, so we are reaching out to you to find out what you would want to see in the share shop. Please take a few minutes to take a short survey that will aid in creating a share shop that will properly serve the students of Augsburg.

Share Shop Student Survey Link Here

Augsburg MFA Graduate Student Readings

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The Augsburg MFA Program’s 2019 Summer Residency will be on campus from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 28. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more.

Forty writing students will be attending the ten-day residency, with about half of them living on campus. During the fall and spring semesters they work with their mentors and fellow writers from their homes in various parts of the country, with one student coming from Finland.

Sixteen graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works, and we invite you to join us:

Friday, July 19 – Graduating Writers
Adriana Estrada (Poetry), Richard Gangelhoff (Fiction), Kayla Hambek (Playwriting), Kathleen Kanne (Creative Nonfiction), and Jacob Schornak (Fiction)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Saturday, July 20 – Graduating Writers
Jeffrey Boldt (Fiction), Ned Dougherty (Playwriting), Shelbi Gesch (Creative Nonfiction), Colin Mustful (Fiction), Jamie Randall (Poetry), and Sharon Sobotta (Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Sunday, July 21 – Graduating Writers
Stephanie Fleck (Fiction), Diana Lopez-Jones (Poetry), Jeremy Moberg (Fiction), Tracy Ross (Poetry), and Jannet Walsh (Creative Nonfiction)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Visiting Writer Events

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This summer’s MFA Summer Residency guests include Lisa Van Orman Hadley, winner of the Howling Bird Press Fiction Award, and poet Danez Smith, playwright Stacey Rose, creative nonfiction writer Tessa Fontaine, and screenwriter Rebecca Sonnenshine. Learn more about this impressive lineup on the MFA website.

We invite you to the following free public events:

Sunday, July 21
Howling Bird Press Party with Fiction Prize Winner
Lisa Van Orman Hadley, author of Irreversible Things

Reception in Foss Center Atrium: 4:30-5 p.m.
Public Reading / Q & A in Sateren Hall: 5-6 p.m.

The 2019 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize book officially releases in November; in honor of our summer residency, attendees get a sneak peek at this reading, with limited advance copies available for purchase and signing.
Reading by Visiting Playwright Stacey Rose
Monday, July 22, 7:15 p.m.
Foss Center Theater
Reading by Visiting CNF Writer Tessa Fontaine
Tuesday, July 23, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building
Reading by Visiting Poet Danez Smith
Thursday, July 25, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building
Screening of the film THE KEEPING HOURS
with Visiting Screenwriter Rebecca Sonnenshine
Friday, July 26, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building

A book signing and reception will follow each event, with books available for purchase.

MFA Visiting Writers

Please join us for the following event hosted by the MFA Program

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You are welcome to join the MFA program’s event, Awarding Value.

Panel: Awarding Value
Julia M. Brown, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, and Shannon Gibney
Co-Moderated by Alayne Hopkins and Lindsay Starck
Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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From the Pushcart Prize to the Pulitzer Prize, from the “Best American” series to the Minnesota Book Awards, it’s clear that literary communities are constantly comparing, judging, and awarding value. What does it mean to evaluate a text or a writer? How do we determine which book, fellowship application, script, or screenplay is the best? To what degree is literary appreciation subjective, and what criteria do we use to make these judgments? After we hear from a panel of writers who have judged and/or been judged, Jim Cihlar, publisher of Augsburg’s Howling Bird Press, will provide an overview of how the MFA student editors choose our annual prize winner and do the work of publishing and promoting the resulting book.

Julia M. Brown is Artistic Programs Administrator at the Playwrights’ Center.

Shannon Gibney won the 2019 and 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples’ Literature.

Alayne Hopkins is Assistant Director of Programs & Services at The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, overseeing the statewide activities of the Minnesota Center for the Book, which include the Minnesota Book Awards program and other initiatives.

Lindsay Starck is associate director of Augsburg’s MFA program.

Assistant Enrollment Counselor Student Job Posted- Apply Now

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Student Financial Services is looking to hire 2-3 new student employees as Assistant Enrollment Counselors starting Fall 2019:

Please feel free to review the attached Job Description information and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus Student Jobs’
2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account
3. Search Jobs
4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs
5. Apply for the ‘Assistant Enrollment Counselor’ position for Student Financial Services

**Please note that you must be available during the month of August for scheduled training before the Fall semester begins. Once you apply, you will be called within 1-2 weeks regarding your application.

Job Description includes:

Working the front window of the Enrollment Center for Student Financial Services:
*Assisting students/parents with questions
*Intaking financial documents
*Processing payments
*Opening/Closing duties
*Additional projects as needed

Answering the phone for Student Financial Services:
*Assisting students/parents with questions
*Returning voicemail messages
*Accurately transferring calls to Student Financial Service specialists when needed
*Additional projects as needed

Job Requirements
*Prior Customer Service experience preferred
*Good communication skills; must be good with people/outgoing/work well with others
*Adaptable and open minded
*Attention to detail and organizational skills
*Positive attitude
*Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team

Please let us know if you have any questions,

Jill Dawe: The Connectivity of Music, S2E10 of The Augsburg Podcast

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The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Subscribe on Itunes.

Listen to Jill Dawe: The Connectivity of Music

Last Week to Participate in Auggie Skate Test Research

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Dear Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff,
You are invited to participate in a research study on Predicting Maximal Oxygen Consumption with a Single Stage Auggie Skate Test. Research subjects are asked to be within 18-60 years old, healthy, active, moderately-fit male or female, and is a competent skater. You will be asked to complete a bruce protocol treadmill test to volitional fatigue and to return 48 hours later to complete a leisurely ice skating assessment. You will be compensated upon completion of each test with a $5 cash for a total of $10.
If you are interested e-mail

Event Announcements

Summer Camps and Conferences Weekly Update

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Augsburg University to home to many camps and conferences throughout the summer months. In an effort to keep our community up to date about our campus visitors, University Events will be posting weekly updates here!

This week, Sabo Center for Citizenship and Democracy is hosting the Place Based Justice Network Conference on campus. They will be arriving Wednesday, July 10th and departing on Friday, July 12th.
Place Based Justice Network Webpage:

Mulitcultural Student Services is hosting Scrubs Camp, an opportunity to get students excited and interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. They arrived on July 8th and will be on campus through July 12th
Scrubs Camp Webpage:

The Summer Mathematics Institute is hosting their annual Math League Coaches training and will be on campus through July 12th.
Summer Math Institute Webpage:

Next week, will be exciting and busy on campus with SOAR sessions, Vocation on a Lutheran College, Football Camp, and the Masters of Fine Arts Residency starting up! Look for next week’s Events update to learn more about these camps/conferences and the departments hosting them.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Lutterman-Aguilar (CGEE Mexico) and Marquel Moorer (’18) Published in “The Global Impact Exchange”

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Augsburg CGEE Mexico Site Director & Global Faculty member Dr. Ann Lutterman-Aguilar co-authored an article with alumnus Marquell Moorer (’18) in the summer edition of THE GLOBAL IMPACT EXCHANGE: A Quarterly Publication of Diversity Abroad.

“Racism as an emotional Health Hazard: Studying Abroad as a Student of Color” (Lutterman Aguilar & Moorer, p.7-9)
“The Study Abroad Rollercoaster: Reflections on Racialized Experiences in Mexico” (Moorer, p. 13-14)

Read the articles here.


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