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EDTalk Wednesday: Celebrating Your Creativity Scars

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At 3:20 pm on Wednesday, grab a seat in Hagfors 151 for a 15 minute talk from Dan Ibarra and Lyz Wendland: “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

There will be also be a workshop on Thursday, November 7, Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the Marshall Room. You can RSVP for the Workshop portion in the link below (no need to RSVP for the EDTalk).

This workshop will focus on embracing our vulnerabilities to increase engagement in the classroom. We will share active learning techniques that normalize discomfort. Examples include: mindmapping, reflective practices. Facilitated by Chris Houltberg, Joaquin Muñoz, Beliza Torres Narváez, and Lyz Wendland.

RSVP for “Celebrating your Creativity Scars”

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

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

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.

Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus

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Friday, November 8 | Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, OGC 100

The goal of this session is to create greater awareness among faculty and staff about students with mental health conditions and to better equip faculty and staff with the skills to address prejudice and discrimination against students inside and outside of the classroom. This workshop will address the following points:

*What person-first language is and how it is used to describe people with mental health conditions as well as people in recovery.
*Best practices for addressing episodes of prejudice when they occur inside (and outside of) the classroom.
*Understanding intersectionality in regards to prejudice around mental health conditions.
*Exploring techniques that can help students deal with the stigma connected to discussing, seeking help for, etc., mental health within and outside of their communities.

Facilitated by Barbara Lehmann and Melissa Hensley

RSVP for “Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus”

Hands-on Pasta Workshop: 11/07, 7pm-9pm

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Campus Kitchen is offering our 3rd cooking workshop for the year! This time we will be teaching participants how to make pasta and tomato sauce from scratch on November 7th from 7pm-9pm!

With our facilitator being a part of the student body himself, Tenzin Rabga loves to cook but is not a chef. He even cooked for his high school communities through small businesses, with profits all to support his passion.

Please RSVP in order to reserve yourself sufficient materials to participate with. There are limited spots so first come first serve!
Please contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop.


General Announcements

Student Worker Training Session

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Get the most out of your experience as a student worker! Learn how the skills you use in your student worker position can help you build your resume and prepare you for a professional job after graduation.

Wednesday, October 16
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Thursday, October 17
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Topics covered will include:
• How your job fits in the context of Augsburg and Society
• How to maximize the student worker experience
• How to build relationships with professional colleagues
• Worker rights
• And more!

These sessions are part of an On-Campus Employment initiative offered to you by Sabo & Strommen Centers.

Supervisor Training For Those Who Manage Student Workers

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Learn how to help student workers get the most out of their experience in your department!

Thursday, October 17
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Friday, October 18
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Topics covered will include:
• How to set goals & learning outcomes with students
• How to involve students in meaningful work
• How reflection meetings with students set up productive work experiences
• How to troubleshoot challenges encountered as supervisors
• And more!

These sessions are part of an On-Campus Employment initiative offered by Sabo & Strommen Centers.

Clothing Donations Needed – EAC

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Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations on Student Success: Next week

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Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will facilitate a discussion on the university’s efforts to support student success and progress toward completion.

October 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)
October 23, 2-3 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands

Auggie Doggie Monday

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It’s Monday – the start of a new week. Stop by the Center for Wellness and Counseling or a little four-legged furry stress relief with our friends from Paws for Learning. Paws for Learning is on campus every Monday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 in the CWC office (first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall). We hope to see you and as Willis the Great Dane would say: “Make it a great dane!”

Central Services Info/Training Session Tomorrow, 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.


Antiracism Book Discussion with M.A.L. Alum R. James Addington

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Hear author R. James Addington, an Augsburg MAL alum, discuss his book “Tragic Investment: How Race Sabotages Communities and Jeopardizes America’s Future – And What We Can Do About It.” Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4537 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419.

For details on the program, go to:

Webinar, Culture Clash: Can Latino Culture Identity and Corporate Culture Be Reconciled?

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When: October 24, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Andres Tapia, Korn Ferry
Cost: Free, online webinar

Join us for The Forum on Workplace Inclusions October webinar with presenter Andrés Tapia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry.

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
– Recognize the importance of Hispanic heritage and Latino Culture in shaping the workplace behavior of Latino professionals.
– Compare Latino Culture against Corporate America Culture across 6 key cultural dimensions.
– Develop solutions to the Latino and Corporate Culture Clash.

Register here

Want to Make Change? Come to 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

Morning Chapel: Jeremy Myers

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Jeremy Myers, Associate Professor, Religion, and Executive Director, Christensen Center for Vocation, is preaching in Hoversten Chapel this morning at 10:40 am, as part of the Religion Department Series. Each day this week we’ll have a member of the religion faculty preaching in chapel. Today’s sermon is on “Vocation” & “Neighbor-Centeredness.”

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Cross-Generational Dialogue Dinner: 12 Free Student Ticketrs

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The Citizens for Global Solutions of Minnesota will be hosting Cross-Generational Dialogue during the Peace Meal celebration (as a part of the Human Rights Forum on October 28) and is providing 12 FREE student tickets.

Please see invitation below, and if you are interested in this great opportunity, RSVP to Nancy Dunlavy (

Is the U.S. on a slippery slope to fascism? Surely it can’t happen here … or can it? Our President tweets myths or outright lies daily, and his base cheers. Now that we’ve traded democracy for oligarchy, can fascism be far behind?

Citizens for Global Solutions of Minnesota ( is hosting a “Cross-Generational Dialogue” during the Peace Meal on Monday, October 28th, 5:00 – 7:00pm.

The cost of the Meal ($30) will be covered by CGS for the 12 activist
students that participate, along with 12 elder/advocates, in a guided conversation about the state of our “democracy” in the US.

Citizens for Global Solutions of Minnesota

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