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Tune-up Your Gradebook Before Mid-Terms

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The E-Learning Team invites you to drop-in to HC 151 on Monday, October 21 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to get help fine-tuning your Moodle gradebook prior to mid-terms. Using the Moodle Gradebook helps students track their progress since it provides immediate, private, and accurate feedback. LFC’s Eric and Christy, E-learning Specialist Bonnie, and Faculty Director of Online/Blended Learning Pedagogies Jenny Hanson will be on hand to answer questions and provide individualized help

Teaching Tip Tuesday: Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

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Check out the link below to find out what makes for successful college teachers. You can find more resources at

Watch for Teaching Tip Tuesday on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Tech Tips can be found on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. These are also linked at

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

To learn more about the program, go to . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or x1447

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

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URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or x1447.

Med School Info Session

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Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at

Wednesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a $1,000 stipend. Contact URGO at or 612-330-1446 and reference your interest in PPIA before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

Book Group: “Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life”

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Faculty and Staff are invited to join a CTL (with support from the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion) book group focused on, “Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life” by Melody Moezzi.

“With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts (the first half of the book will be discussed during the December meetings and the second half of the book will be discussed at the January meetings).

Part 1: Dec 2 at 1:00 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley) or
Dec 5 at 3:40 pm in LL 301 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres)
Part 2: Jan 23 at 3:40 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres) or
Jan 24 at 1:00 pm in CC Riverside Room (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley)

The books are being provided by the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion. Please fill out the form linked below if you would like to reserve a book and a place in the group. By accepting a book, you are committing to attend one of the December sessions and one of the January sessions. Once you register, you will receive instructions on how to receive your copy.

*Space is limited, so sign up now. Registration closes on October 31.

Register for the Book Group

General Announcements

On-call Proctoring Job in the CLASS Office

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We are looking to hire proctors for tests taken in the CLASS office as soon as possible for this fall semester. This is an on-call, student worker position and is open to apply to via Inside Augsburg–> Student Jobs. You can also email if interested or have any questions.
Below is the job description:

-Test Proctors for the CLASS Office/Groves Computer Lab provide a welcoming and supportive environment to students taking their class exams in the Groves Computer Lab.

-Test Proctors oversee one to three students taking exams at a time, help read and clarify directions, and provide feedback to the Accommodations Assistant and Disability Specialists about these students.

-Occasionally, problem-solving and troubleshooting situations occur in which the proctor must stay calm and act accordingly to solve the situation.

-Hiring preference is placed on those students who are willing to be a Reader and/or Writer Proctor; a proctor who feels comfortable reading exams to students and/or transcribing word-for-word what a student is saying for exam answers.

Thank you,
Lauren Dusek
CLASS Office Assistive Technology and Accommodations Specialist.

Augsburg Transportation Survey

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Student, faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the Augsburg University Transportation Survey. The link is in an email sent to everyone – and also is below. The survey should take about 10-12 minutes.

Survey link:

The deadline to complete is Wed., Oct. 23.

The results of this survey will be used to better understand transit choices and to identify opportunities for improvements in transit options. Your feedback is critical as we strive to understand all of the different ways Augsburg employees/students are getting to work.

On behalf of the Augsburg Transit Task Force – thank you.

Student Share Shop Opening – 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:

Campus Kitchen: Produce Every Monday

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Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday this semester from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3pm) 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

Event Announcements

Faith & Science: Bridging the Divide (food included)

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Come join the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars on October 10th at 6:30pm, as we host an event titled, “Faith & Science: Bridging the Divide” at Cedar Commons on Riverside Ave. This event is one in a series of monthly events over the course of the year that aims to facilitate interfaith dialogue around a variety of topics. The purpose of this event is to explore the intersections of science and faith, while enjoying a FREE DINNER with Augsburg student, faculty, and community members. Speakers for the evening include Augsburg religion prof. Russel Kleckley; Professor from the University of Minnesota, astrophysicist Lawrence Rudnick; and Baird Linke, Augsburg Riverside Innovation Hub Alum.
Hope to see you there!

Faith & Science Facebook Page

Event Series for Ongoing Grant Proposal Development

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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, look into related projects and funders, or consult with peers.

October 17 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Broader Impacts + National Science Foundation (NSF)

* updated date * December 12 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Preparing and Managing your Grant Budget

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to Contact Lauren Causey with questions.  

English Prof. Doug Green Publishes a Book of Poetry

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Professor D. E. (Doug) Green’s collection of poems, Jumping the Median, has just been released by Encircle Publications. Doug will read from the book at Content Bookstore in his hometown Northfield, 7pm, Thursday, 24 Oct.

Jumping the Median can be ordered both through local bookstores like Content, where it is available now for the reading, and our own Augsburg B&N or through the publisher. See the links below for more information on the reading and the book.

Central Services Info/Training Session Oct 15

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Have you ever wondered what does Central Services do or what they can do for you?

On Tuesday Oct 15th at 10:30 am in Lindell Library Room 301 I will be going through all the various services that the Copy Center, Mailroom, and Shipping/Receiving handles as well as the processes to make your interactions the most efficient for you and for us.

Topics covered will include:
-Copy Job requesting
-Copy center finishing services
-Student and Faculty incoming mail/package handling procedures
-Outgoing mail/packages
-Third Party ordering (Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Posters)
-Any other pertinent information

Please RVSP so I can get a rough guesstimate of how many will be attending. If you would like to attend something similar but can’t make this date please fill out the RSVP form and select the appropriate option.


Working Towards Inclusive Spaces

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This workshop will highlight four common ideologies, misunderstandings, and behaviors that many well-meaning individuals frequently subscribe to that inadvertently sabotage their best attempts to create and maintain welcoming and inclusive spaces at Augsburg. Additionally, this workshop will provide participants with historical, current, and relevant examples connected to these ideologies, misunderstandings, and behaviors. Finally, this workshop will also allow participants to engage in small group activities and discussions and large group share-outs all related to Augsburg-specific spaces.

To register for this workshop, click HERE

Augsburg Campus, Past and Present: A Sesquicentennial Tour on Wednesday, October 9

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Join me and other Auggies for a campus walking tour called “Augsburg Campus, Past and Present.” The tour will start at the site of Augsburg’s original Minneapolis building and move through our indoor and outdoor spaces as we learn about the evolution of the campus from 1872 to the present. We will meet at noon just inside the old Science Building north entrance at 7th Street and 21st Avenue, diagonally across from Hagfors.

Access is limited: we will be walking a few blocks, and we will encounter stairs and some uneven surfaces. Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Contact or call 612-330-1104 to get a space.

Not free for the October 9 tour? The Campus Past and Present tour will be offered again on Tuesday, October 29. It will be our last chance until the spring, so sign up soon.

Let’s Play: League of Legends

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Let’s play League! Come join us in person or online for a full night of League. Bring your laptops or PCs if you’re coming in person and meet us in Hagfors 150A from 7:00-10:00 PM (may run longer if there’s interest). Otherwise join us online by sending us your username in advance! Please RSVP on Auggie Life or Facebook in advance (not required, but encouraged)

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
When: 7:00-10:00 PM
Where: Hagfors 150A
Other details: FREE FOOD, DRINKS, and PRIZES will be available if you’re coming in person!

Auggie Life Event Page

Throne of Eldraine Magic Draft

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Hey all! We will be having our first Magic draft next Saturday, October 12th, at 6 PM in Hagfors 150A. Admission is free, and both cards (for play and prizes) and pizza are provided. Please RSVP on Auggie Life or by emailing us at If you have any questions, feel free to message me on here. Hope to see you there!

Auggie Life Event Page

Office Hours with Your Deans TODAY 10 am – 11 am

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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
Tuesday, November 5 from 12 pm – 1 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Community Organizing 101

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Interested in learning about community organizing but don’t know where to start? This Sabo Center workshop is for you!

Wednesday, October 16
3:10-4:40 p.m.
OGC 100

Learn some of the foundational concepts of organizing to get started on your change making journey. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of relational power, the difference between public and private relationships, and how self-interest motivates us to act.

Community Organizing 101 will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

Community Organizing 101

Happy Coming Out Week from LGBTQIA+ Student Services

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We invite students, staff, and faculty to join us as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ History all month and this special Coming Out week. Our department and student organizations haze planned an array of events this month, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Today October 8th:
Maxwell Poessnecker, the director of LGBTQIA+ Student Services, will be leading a Brave Space workshop 12-3 pm in the Marshall Room of Christensen Center.

If you have any questions about these events, please email us at

Brave Space Training – Formerly Ally Training I

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This workshop provides participants with the tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. Additionally, this workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ students, and practice skill-building scenarios. Finally, this workshop will help faculty and staff to develop and grow their inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality while creating and maintaining Augsburg spaces that affirm the wholeness of identities. Please Note: Those who attend Ally Training I will receive an ally placard that they may place on a visible surface near their Augsburg work area.

To register for this workshop, click HERE

Interfaith Ally Workshop Opportunities

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Campus Ministry is offering the Interfaith Ally Workshop on
Wednesday, October 16 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the Riverside Room and on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the Riverside Room.

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies.

For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at

Please register online for this workshop

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