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Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 1

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Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break!

Human Rights Voices in post-conflict Guatemala, 4-credits

Course options: CCS/SPA 495, or POL 459

Faculty Leader: Professor Joseph Towle

Travel Dates: March 14-22, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Many U.S. citizens know little of Guatemala and the struggles its people face although it is a nation that continuously finds its fortunes bound to the interests and intent of the United States.

This course invites you to hear Guatemalan people’s views of their country, to explore past and present US involvement, and learn from those who lived through and survived the civil war spanning four decades (1960-1996), as well as a new generation of writers and artists–all who creatively and peacefully counteract the culture of fear through art and literature.
This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.


Program cost $3,825
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities, all transportation in the UK. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Scholarships are available!

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to by Thursday, September 19th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Hagfors 101.

URGO Website

Stacy Freiheit: Applied Psychology, S2E14 of The Augsburg Podcast

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Stacy Freiheit, Associate Professor of Psychology, trains the next generation of mental health care providers to be inquisitive researchers, sensitive observers, and keen auditors of evidence-based practice. Listen to her podcast in the link below.

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 Here to Stacy Freiheit: Applied Psychology

New Class: Interested in the environment and food systems?

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A new course has been added for this fall in the Environmental Studies Program and it’s all about food and its impact on the environment!! Register for ENV 100-A (Fall 2019).

The course satisfies the core curriculum requirement of Liberal Arts Foundation: Social & Behavioral Sciences and is 4 credits. We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:40-5:20pm.

General Description: Environmental Connections is an interdisciplinary introduction to current issues regarding the natural environment upon which we all depend, an environment under increasing strain. It also serves as the introductory course for Augsburg’s Environmental Studies Program and as a Social and Behavioral Sciences course in the Liberal Arts Foundation. Throughout the semester we will explore food systems and our collective challenge of balancing a sustainable society with sustainable ecologies. We all need food to survive, but current processes of cultivation, production, distribution, and waste disposal significantly, and detrimentally, impact the natural world. How serious are these challenges? How will we respond? What can be and is being done now to minimize the further damage from these human activities?

Contact Monica McDaniel at for more details or with questions.

Looking for experiential education ideas? Turn to the Experiential Ed Library Guide

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Looking to incorporate experiential learning into your syllabus for this fall? Check out two great resources compiled by the Sabo Center that can help you shape a course or assignment related to experiential education.

The first is the Experiential Education website. This website offers an overview of experiential learning at Augsburg, the core elements of effective experiential education, and offers examples of different kinds of experiential learning strategies:

The second is a comprehensive library guide, covering topics from theory to resources for course design, ideas for reflection activities, and more!

Curious about the Sabo Center? Join us for “snapshot” lunches this month

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Faculty and staff:

Curious about what the Sabo Center does and how you might connect your course, department, or program to our work? Join the Sabo Center for a brown bag lunch while we present a “snapshot” of our work. Come learn about resources for experiential education, civic skills workshops, Campus Kitchen, LEAD Fellows, Public Achievement, and more!

There are TWO opportunities to join us:

Monday, September 16, 12-1 p.m., Marshall Room
Tuesday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Riverside Room

Bring your lunch! We hope to see you there.

Undoing White Body Supremacy Series

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WHAT: A foundational series around undoing the patterns of white supremacy, particularly as they exist in white bodies.

WHO: Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies. (You will also be joined by the cohort of faculty/staff who’ve committed to a yearlong cohort experience around this work)

WHEN: Friday September 27th, 9-1pm (lunch included) Friday October 11th, 9-1pm (lunch included) Friday October 25th, 9-1pm (lunch included)
** These sessions will build on each other so we ask that you attend all three, if you wish to participate. We promise we’ll try to avoid Fridays in the future to accommodate who always teach on that day! **

WHERE: Faith Mennonite Church 2720 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (Just a block south of the Seward Co-op!)

QUESTIONS: Reach out to Allyson Green to learn more!

Please follow this link for more details or to register!

EDTalks are Back with “Trauma: 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives”

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The first EDTalk of the year will take place just prior to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, September 18. Hear Professors Beckman (Biology), Lehmann (Social Work), and Lowe (Religion) describe how trauma is currently understood in their disciplines and highlight the points of tension and coherence among these disciplinary approaches to trauma.

EDTalks run from 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm in Hagfors 151 on Faculty Meeting dates. Enjoy your coffee and an inspirational learning opportunity just it time for the big meeting.

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Think ahead to summer study abroad – Greece or the Netherlands

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Short term study abroad is a great way to travel, earn credits, and still have the rest of your summer to work, play, do an internship, etc. There are a few great options coming up for Summer 2020–start planning now. Applications are open and the application deadline is JANUARY 31

***Living Green in Amsterdam***
Course options (students take ONE course):
SOC/URB111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF), or
SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (elective)

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement

Faculty Leader: Lars Christiansen
Travel Dates: May 7-22, 2020

Program Description:
Today, most of the world’s population lives in metropolitan areas, whether that means a traditional city, a suburb, an exurb or a slum – this is a very recent change in human history. Humans are fundamentally social beings, and urban areas provide the space where most people are born, grow up and interact with one another throughout their entire lifetimes.. We will explore the city as a social and political phenomenon and examine how the design of cities affects social interactions in perhaps surprising ways – the placement of buildings and the design of open space may make us want to be in an area or flee it.

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***
Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates:
May 13-27, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

Visit the Augsburg Study Abroad & Away site to learn more about these programs!

Winter break study abroad: Youth culture and Political Activism in the UK – apply by October 1

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Spend winter break in both London and Edinburgh exploring the connections between youth culture, media, and social change, with a focus on Harry Potter and Brexit.


From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth, Media, and Political Activism in the UK, 4-credits
Course option: WST 220 – fulfills Humanities and Augsburg Experience

Faculty Leader: Professor Adriane Brown
Travel Dates: December 29, 2019 to January 12, 2020

This program is limited to 15 students, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist will be used as needed.

This 4-credit course is part of the spring 2020 enrollment. It can be taken as part of, or in addition to, your usual course load, and overload fees incurred by this study abroad program will be waived.

Program cost $4,675
includes: international airfare, all meals, all lodging, all program activities, all transportation in the UK. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Visit the program page for additional details, course information, and updates!

General Announcements

Email phishing making the rounds

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We’ve been getting more questions lately about a phishing scam people are seeing. It’s a common one where someone sends an email from a non-Augsburg address but pretends to be a person of authority at Augsburg. Don’t be fooled. Check out this blog post that shows how the scam works and has suggestions as to what to do.

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor

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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.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday September 17th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
Lindell Library 301 (8:00am – noon) & Oren Gateway 111 (noon – 2:00pm)

Wednesday, September 18th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, September 19th from 8:00am – 2:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Josh at

Campus Cupboard Looking for Donations

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Hey all,

Campus Cupboard is looking for some donations to help stock the cupboard shelves. We are currently looking for:

– Pasta
– Soup
– Dinner box mixes (hamburger helper, etc)
– Snack type item / crackers
– Rice / grains

Any donations you have are greatly appreciated and can be dropped of in the donation bin located next to Einstein’s cafe or directly to the cupboard during open hours:

Tuesday: 11-4
Wednesday: 11-4
Friday: 2-4

For larger donations or if these times don’t work for you feel free to email me: and we can set up a meeting time that works for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and keeping us in mind in the future. We always appreciate your help in keeping the campus kitchen up and running

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Student Share Shop Opening this Fall–Looking for donations

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Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me:

Produce Distribution Resumes Mon Sept. 9

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Happy to say that Campus Kitchen will resume produce distribution next Monday September 9th from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing new rules this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

New Inside Augsburg Calendar Has Launched

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On Monday, August 26, Augsburg launched a brand-new unified calendar ( This new calendar allows the University to integrate a number of already-existing institutional Google Calendars and display them on the same platform. Students, staff, and faculty will also be able to submit events manually to the calendar. This calendar will replace the previous calendar on the Inside Augsburg homepage.

This new calendar is the result of advocacy from Day Student Government to streamline events and announcements at the University. During fall semester 2018, a number of meetings were held with key event planners and calendar managers around campus to identity challenges to the current calendar system and how to move forward. Based on those discussions, a team was created in the spring to move forward with the creation of a unified calendar system. This team consisted of:

Michael Grewe, Campus Life (Chair)
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Jami Kadolph, University Events
Scott Krajewski, Information Technology
Stephen Jendraszak, Marketing
Gita Sitaramiah, Public Relations and Internal Communications

The Augsburg University Calendar Policy can be found here:

Questions about this new calendar can be directed to

Important Announcement About Choral Placement Auditions

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The Augsburg choral faculty will be hearing placement auditions for Cedar Singers, Riverside Singers, and the Augsburg Choir during the afternoons of September 4th, 5th, and 6th. All University students are eligible – and heartily welcomed – to audition. If you were in Augsburg Choir last year, you are accepted to continue in AC this year, and there is no need to take these auditions. Likewise, Riverside Singers intending to continue in that group are also exempt. But we want to hear you if you are:

 a First-Year student.
 a Transfer student.
 a previous member of Cedar Singers.
 a previous member of Riverside Singers seeking consideration for Augsburg Choir.
 a returning Augsburg student who has not previously been involved in our choirs.

Please take careful note of these audition procedures:

1. Sign up for your audition appointment in Anderson Music Hall. Between the band and choir rooms, M2 and M3, you will find a bulletin board where the sign-up sheets will be posted. Auditions will be heard as follows: 9/4, 3:00-6:00; 9/5, 3:00-6:00; 9/6, 2:00-6:00.

2. Arrive outside the choir room (M3) at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to access and complete the intake sheet and music-literacy assessment. (Never fear: we will use this assessment to inform our work with you, not to exclude you from participation.)

3. There is no need to prepare any song performance for this audition.

4. Results will be posted by Saturday at 5:00 pm on the same bulletin board where you found the sign-up sheets.

5. If you have questions, please contact the Music Office at or (612) 330-1265.

Nota bene: If you are a first year or new transfer student music major, you will be required to choose a Thursday audition appointment.

We look forward to hearing you!

Kristina G. Boerger, DMA
Schwartz Professor of Choral Leadership
Director of Augsburg Choir

Allyss Haecker, DMA
Director, Riverside Singers

Ryan LaBoy, MM
Director, Cedar Singers

Sabo Center Learning Opportunities this Fall

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Join the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship this fall for a wealth of opportunities to learn and connect!

Upcoming events include an open house, “snapshot” brown bag lunches for faculty and staff, the Community Opportunity Fair, a Constitution Day dialogue, workshops, trainings, and more! Check out the blog post, linked below, for more information about all our upcoming events and like us on Facebook ( for the latest updates.

Read more about upcoming opportunities to connect to the Sabo Center.

Work study job opportunity: Digital content assistant

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The Marketing and Communication department is seeking to hire one student employee to serve as a digital content assistant for the 2019-20 academic year. This position will be scheduled up to 10 hours a week. Student must be available in the mornings.

The ideal candidate is a rising sophomore or junior who is pursuing a degree requiring significant writing and design capabilities or a career in communications. We’re seeking someone very responsible and detail-oriented as this job involves sending university-wide communication.

Questions? Contact Briana Alamilla at

Here is the job post with more details:

Auggie Pass now available for day students

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Over 1100 Augsburg day students have picked up their Auggie Pass!

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Event Announcements

Speech Team meeting on Monday

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Interested in being a part of Augsburg’s Speech Team? Were you involved in forensics in high school and are missing the thrill? Then come to a brief organizational meeting this coming Monday (September 9) from 10:40 – 11:00 in Foss 42. If you can’t make it, drop a note to or visit Prof. Lapakko, Director of Forensics (178 Foss,

Communication, Film, and New Media Open House

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The Augsburg Communication, Film, and New Media Department is thrilled to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. Any students interested in the opportunities we have to offer are invited to our Open House. Come learn about internship opportunities, enjoy snacks, and maybe win a prize!

Welcome Back Open House
Tuesday, September 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
 in Foss 171

We look forward to seeing you!

Sociology Open House for Students

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The Department of Sociology is holding an open house (a meet and greet with treats) on Wednesday Sept 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Oren 100. We welcome all new and returning sociology students, and particularly look forward to meeting students who have recently transferred. There will be a Sociology Faculty Bake-Off–come register your vote!!

A small number of Gala tickets are now available for purchase

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We have a small number of tickets now available for the upcoming Sesquicentennial Gala on September 27, 2019. Employees can purchase up to two tickets at $75 each. Additional tickets or tickets purchased by non-employees are $150. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Ilse Rolf ASAP to secure your spot at or calling 612-330-1512.

Augsburg’s Sesquicentennial Gala will be held on Friday, September 27 at the Minneapolis Depot. This event includes 1,000 alumni, past and present faculty, and community members who care a lot about the mission of Augsburg. There will be a reception, dinner, and a dance! Hotel information and more is posted on the Gala webpage.

About the Gala

“SABO” the Date for the Sabo Center Open House

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SABO THE DATE! Join us on September 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Sabo Center for an Open House! Drop in for food and connection! Come learn about the Sabo Center, meet our staff, and eat some delicious snacks. Students, Faculty, Staff: ALL are welcome!

When: September 11
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Sabo Center, located in the lower level of Anderson Residence Hall

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Warrior Women

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Save the Date!!!
The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Warrior Women: Mothers and Daughters Fighting for Indigenous Rights in the American Indian Movement on Saturday October 5, 2019. Warrior Women looks at the history of Indigenous activism as lived and led by AIM activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcy. The film traces Madonna’s work for cultural sovereignty in education as she helped create the “We Will Remember” Survival School and the shared work she and her daughter have continued around environmental justice and Indigenous sovereignty. Join us for the screening of WARRIOR WOMEN and video conversations with Director Elizabeth Castle and activist Marcella (Marcy) Gilbert. Sateren Auditorium 6:15-6:45pm Reception/ 7:00pm film. FREE

Native American Film Series

PT Job Fair- Local and On-Campus Employers

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Wednesday, September 11th
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Quad (weather, not permitting, Christensen Center)
Free Popcorn

The fair will feature local and on-campus employers that are seeking to hire Auggies! Learn more at

Check-in and attend the fair for a chance to win – $25 Visa Card

All are welcome. #augsburgworks

Study Abroad & Away Fair – One week away

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Come learn about the off-campus study programs available to Auggies!
Programs are available around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit every student!

Browse the options, grab some program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too!

Join us:

Friday, September 13, 10:00 – 2:00, Christensen Center

Learn More about Study Abroad & Away

Keeping Track of Auggies

URGO Welcomes Augsburg Alum to Staff

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URGO is happy to welcome Solveig Mebust, a 2009 Augsburg graduate in Music Education and Vocal and Instrumental, to our staff as Undergraduate Research, Graduate School and Fellowships Specialist. Amy Cosimini, who worked in our office over the summer, accepted a tenure track position at St. Olaf.

While at Augsburg, Solveig completed an URGO summer research project evaluating the music historical canon through analysis of pieces included in music history textbooks under the mentorship of Dr. Merilee Klemp. She also was URGO’s first student worker.

Currently, Solveig is writing her dissertation on women’s music activism in Norway, 1870-1920 on route to her PhD in Historical Musicology from the University of MN. During 2016-2017, Solveig spent the year in Norway on a Fulbright Research Award.

We are pleased to welcome her back to Augsburg and look forward to the many contributions she will make to URGO and Augsburg students.


Minnesota Urban Debate League hiring for Scheduler/Admin Support Position

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The Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking to hire a new student for the 2019-’20 academic year. This position will be scheduled to work up to 15 hours a week.

Job Description:

* Work with Programming Staff to order, inventory and maintain supplies for debate programs
* Work with Programming Staff to order food for UDL Tournaments and Debate Kick-Off Parties
* Order, inventory and maintain UDL internal office supplies
* Schedule and set-up internal and external meetings/conference calls, printouts, and catering if necessary
* Data entry related to Volunteer Management
* Data entry related to Programming support
* Assist programming staff with tracking and completing permits for tournament locations
* Assist communications staff with mailings
* Assist with reconciling Augsburg Purchase Card reports
* Assist on Fridays (during Fall/Winter) with busing issues for tournaments
* Assist with clerical tasks
* Other duties as assigned


* Organized, timely communication needed
* Be comfortable working with youth and adults
* Be organized and possess excellent interpersonal skills; excellent customer relation skills needed
* Be 18 years of age or older – this is helpful, though most University students will qualify
* Be able to self direct, some projects will require working on your own after getting an overview
* Applicant would ideally have some work experience, whether on campus or off campus, and would be comfortable with performing some advanced tasks
* Knowledge of word processing, professional email communication, and google platform (google docs, google sheets) is important

To set up an interview, contact:

Genesia Williams, Operations and Communications Associate
Email: | Telephone: 612-330-1730 |


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