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Faculty: Last chance to share opinions on new course survey

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The survey used to gather feedback on student course experiences was redesigned and adopted in the Fall of 2018. To learn more about the strengths of the newly revised form, and areas where it could be improved, we ask faculty to complete this short questionnaire and reflect on the utility of the feedback that they have obtained using this new instrument. Please let us know your thoughts by completing the linked survey below!

October EDTalk with Dan Ibarra and Lyz Wendland

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Celebrating Your Creativity Scars: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement. In this session, professors Wendland and Ibarra from Art & Design will talk about engaging creativity in the pedagogical practice. This session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop.

Wednesday, October 16 | EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland |
3:20 pm- 3:35 pm, HC 151

Center for Teaching and Learning

An Analytical Chemist’s journey towards an environmentally sustainable future

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Don’t miss Wednesday’s event featuring CTL Scholarship Award winner, Vivian Feng: “Life at the Nano-bio interface — an Analytical Chemist’s journey towards an environmentally sustainable future”

Wednesday, October 2 | Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng – 2019 CTL Scholarship Award Winner | 3:10 pm – 4:20 pm, Hagfors 150 A

Center for Teaching and Learning

New Resource in CTL Resource Library – With a Familiar Name

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CTL has acquired a new book that will be placed in Lindell 202 for use by faculty and staff.

The book, Learning From Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education by M.L. Kozimor-King and J. Chin comes highly rated and even has a chapter by Professor Pike. A preview of Pike’s chapter, “Without Apology: Reclaiming the Lecture,” was given during her spring 2019 EDTalk. For this and other resources housed in Lindell 202, please see .

General Announcements

Videos for All Hands meetings and Focused Conversations

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You can access the video recording and slides from September’s All Hands meeting on the All Hands page at Focused Conversation videos will also be posted there the business day after each presentation. These are shared using Google Drive, so you must be logged into your Augsburg Google account in order to view them.

All Hands

It’s Auggie Doggie Monday

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Need a little stress relief? Want to get a good start to your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) office every Monday from 10:30 – 11:30 am to mingle and sit with our four legged furry friends from Paws for Learning. All are welcome so stop by the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707.

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 and in-country transportation. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students.

Scholarships are available!

Visit the program page for additional details and application!

Model UN in New York City – study away on spring break

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Take the spring semester POL 368 Model UN course, and travel to NYC for the Model UN conference at the end of March!

POL 368 is a regular course throughout the spring semester, with regular weekly classes. During the first half of the semester, students will prepare for the Model UN in NYC which takes place just after spring break, from March 29 to April 2.

Each year, the Augsburg delegation represents a different country with delegates assigned to particular UN committees or organizations, each with their own set of issues. Delegates have to understand the challenges of representing that country with its particular history, culture, and current foreign policy priorities and diplomatic objectives. At the same time, each delegate represents that country on a particular committee and will be researching issues such as climate change, human rights, trade, poverty, human trafficking, or arms control.


Program cost $1,300
includes: round trip airfare to NYC, hotel accommodation, Model UN registration and delegate fees. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students. Students are responsible for their own transportation in NYC, as well as all meals during the program.

Visit the Model UN program page for more information

Palestinian Art of Resistance spring break study abroad – apply by November 1

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

Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement and Augsburg Experience
Course options: ART 211 or THR 295

Faculty Leader: Sarah Myers and Robert Tom
Travel Dates: March 13-23, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Art of Resistance will immerse you in contemporary Palestinian culture and invite you to learn directly from a wide range of artists in the region. You will have the unique opportunity to experience art and performance first-hand in diverse Palestinian contexts, from a day-long excursion to cultural sites in Ramallah to a conference call with artists in Gaza. A major component of the course will be ongoing cultural exchange with students from Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. Augsburg students will also learn about the complex political, historical, social, and religious context for Palestinian art and theater through guided tours, performances, gallery talks, museum visits, readings, and discussions. Throughout these experiences, students will interrogate what it means to create art under occupation, explore various definitions of the “art of resistance,” and learn tools to make creative work that defies and reimagines the status quo.


Scholarships are available!

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

Event Announcements

Office Hours with your Deans

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Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.

The Fall Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, October 8th from 10 am – 11 am in the Christensen Center Lobby
Previously Listed November Date to be Rescheduled in Oren Gateway Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Warrior Women (Film Event) Free

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Warrior Women 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.

Where & When:
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Still spots for fall blood drive on 10/2

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The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Fall Blood drive on Wednesday 10/2/19 from 10–4 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). There are still some times available to donate. You can schedule an online appointment at and enter sponsor code 0027. Or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment time as well. Please help save lives and donate blood on October 2nd!

Spring break study abroad in Palestine – info & film event – Thursday Oct 3

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Everyone is welcome to join us for a viewing of a short documentary film and study abroad information session on Thursday

Thursday, October 3 from 2-3 pm
in Anderson/Music room 22:

“The Living of the Pigeons”
A short documentary film documents the surreal early-morning hours and daily experience of “rush hour” at Checkpoint 300, which separates Bethlehem in the West Bank from Jerusalem.

We will also present information for the upcoming spring-break study abroad opportunity: Palestinian Art of Resistance, an art and theater course which will travel to the area March 13-23. The study abroad program is open to all Auggies, and scholarships are available to help pay for the program.

Come to view the film, learn about study abroad, and enjoy some refreshments!

Learn more about the Palestinian Art of Resistance program

Event Series for Ongoing Grant Proposal Development: 10/17 (Broader Impacts)

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Event Series for Ongoing Grant Proposal Development

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Thursday, October 17 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301. We will start with 45 minutes of discussion about Broader Impacts, which is especially relevant to research funded by the National Science Foundation. Everyone is welcome to attend — the discussion will focus on how to make sure your grant project is accessible to a variety of audiences. Materials from the National Alliance for Broader Impacts will be shared.

During the second half of the session, we will have 45 minutes of quiet time to write proposal drafts, think up research questions, or look into related projects and funders.

10/17 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Broader Impacts + National Science Foundation (NSF)
12/11 (Wed., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Managing Your Grant Budget

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to Please contact Lauren Causey for questions or suggestions.

Talent Show Auditions

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The Augsburg Music-Theatre Club invites everyone to audition for our upcoming talent show! Looking for singers, dancers, actors, and everybody in between.

This is a LOW COMMITMENT talent show with NO REHEARSALS! We only ask for acts to be available on the evenings of November 1st and 2nd for a dress rehearsal and the performance.

Auditions are on October 2nd and 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Anderson Music Hall M3 (the choir room).

Sign up to audition at the link below OR on the sign up sheets posted on the Foss Theatre door, Anderson Hall Music bulletin board (between the choir and band room), or Christensen stairwell bulletin board.

Costume Shop Sale: Oct 1-3rd

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The Theater Department’s Costume Shop is having a sale! Find us in the basement of Foss Center, Rm #49 and pick up some cool new fits, vintage pieces and the makings for your halloween costume!

Oct 1, 3: 2:30-6pm
Oct 2: 1-5pm

Bring your own bag and fill it up for just $5! Individual item priced $1-5.

~Cash Only~

All students, faculty, and friends welcome!

Proceeds go towards new equipment for the costume shop.

Email with any questions.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Social Work Professors Koh and Bibus’ article published

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The article “Intercultural Humility in Social Work Education” by social work professors Bibiana Koh and Tony Bibus is now published in the Journal of Social Work Education: DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1661925

It is available online at:


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