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Teaching and Learning

Dire Straights? Critical Heterosexuality Studies

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RSVP now for Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer. Lunch will be served.

“Dire Straights? Critical Heterosexuality Studies”

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Wednesday, December 4 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer | 12:30 pm- 1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer”

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.

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions

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November 19, 5pm in Hagfors 250

December 5, 5pm in Oren Gateway 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Applications for URGO Summer Research will be available on the URGO website ( by November 19.
If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact to set up an appointment.

General Announcements

Sophomores: Phillips Scholarship Pre-Application Now Open

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The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders.

A preliminary application (linked below) is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalists complete their applications.

Applicants must be a sophomore during the 2019-2020 school year.

Each year, projects must fit within a theme. This year’s application theme is “Addressing the Achievement/Opportunity Gap in Minnesota.”

Scholarship recipients receive $6,000 during their junior year, a $4,000 stipend while completing a summer project, and $6,000 their senior year upon successful completion of their summer project.

Last year, 3 of the 5 Phillips Scholar recipients were Augsburg students, and many Augsburg students have received the scholarship in the past. Check out the Phillips Scholar website for more information about current and former Phillips Scholars and their projects:

Deadline for Preliminary Application: Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Augsburg finalists selected to submit full proposals will be notified by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Full applications will be due February 7, 2020.

Phillips Scholarship Preliminary Application

EAC needs your donations

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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

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, November 19 from 7:30am – 3:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, November 20 from 8:00am – 3:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, November 21 from 8:00am – 3:00pm
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Joshua at

Interested in a weekly fresh produce subscription?

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Hello everyone!

Campus Kitchen is proud to announce our partnership with Brightside Produce and aid in their mission to make healthy produce more accessible to food insecure neighborhoods. Starting next Tuesday, October 29, we will be launching our own Buyers Club branch here at Augsburg. This is a weekly produce subscription ranging from $3, $5, $10, & $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. If you are interested in joining the buyers club please follow these step by step instructions to set up your subscription.

1.) Go to
2.) Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”.
3.) Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up, items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4.) You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for your subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so.
5.) Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall.

Please help us pass the word to any student, staff, or faculty who might be interested! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: or our supervisor Natalie Jacobson:

Sign Up Here!

Campus Cupboard Food Shelf Hours

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The Campus Cupboard offers free food for all Augsburg students. Located in Science Hall sublevel (Not Hagfors), room 8, fall semester hours are:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

We also accept food donations during open hours, or outside of open hours in the drop off bin in Christensen Center near Einstein’s. For bigger donations please feel free to email me and set up a drop off time:

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Student Share Shop Now Open

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The Share Shop is now open for students to rent out items! Located in the sublevel of Science hall (Not Hagfors), room 8. Our hours as of now are:
Mondays: 10am-Noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10:30am-Noon

We have items ranging from bedding, games, kitchenware and appliances, and other household goods.

Additionally, we also have Augsburg gear to give away, which have been thoughtfully donated by the Bookstore.

We’re still looking for donations from student, staff and faculty. Due to several unusable/inappropriate donations, all donations must be dropped off at the Shop during open hours, and approved by a staff member. The items we are in need of are:
– First aid Kits/ Sewing kits
– Kitchen Appliances
– Clothing items
– XL Twin Bedding
– Water Bottles
– Tool Kits
– Poster putty/other dorm items

If you have questions as to what we accept, please email We’re excited to be up and running and hope to see y’all soon.

“What Would You Do With $14,000?” – ADSG Long-term Project and Christensen Center funds available

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The Finance Committee have allocated $14,000 to be used for programs, projects, or any proposals/ideas that will impact students the most on campus. There is also $10,000 allocated to develop the area of Christensen Center.

These funds can be used by students and departments that directly work with students to benefit our Augsburg community.

Examples can range anywhere in the range of remodeling a section of a building space for ease of access for students and faculty, to wanting to add massage chairs to your favorite student space on campus. If you have a idea, a plan can be set in motion!

If you are interested the committee will require you to set up a meeting to talk more about your suggestions or send ideas by email.

For more information or to set up a meeting please email:
Daniel Degollado

Spring break study abroad with a friend – get $500 off the program fee

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Interested in studying abroad on Spring break?


Study in Guatemala or Palestine – you don’t have to do the same program as your friend.

Human Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala, March 14-22
choose one course: SPA 495, CCS 495, or POL 459
4 credits, fulfills Augsburg Experience
program fee: $3,825


Palestinian Art of Resistance, March 13-23
choose one course: ART 211 or THR 295
4 credits, fulfills Augsburg Experience, and Fine Arts requirement
program fee: $4,635

Click here to learn more about how to sign up with a friend!

Are you looking for a rewarding summer job in MA or NY?

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EXPLO — a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment — is hiring staff members for our programs on the campuses of Wheaton College (Norton, MA), Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY), and a third campus to be announced soon. We are seeking highly motivated and creative individuals to teach and advise students entering grades 2 -12 for the summer of 2020 (June 22, 2020 – August 8, 2020). Our teaching staff works to inspire a younger generation of students through a curriculum of hands-on, project-based courses and electives in fields ranging from studio and performance arts to natural sciences, social sciences, math, and international development. In addition to teaching, EXPLO staff members live on campus and serve as mentors, activity leaders, and trip leaders.

Kelsey (Jim Trelstad-Porter’s daughter) will be on campus on Friday, November 22nd. Tabling in the Christensen Center lobby from 10:00-1:30 on Friday, November 22nd to chat with Kelsey Porter, EXPLO Faculty Recruitment Coordinator. She will also be hosting informal information sessions at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to provide additional information on EXPLO positions and the application process.

Fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ Student Scholarship

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Each year, during Lavender Celebration, we honor and recognize LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and accomplices for their work in creating a more visible and just community for queer and trans+ folx. This year and coming years – LGBTQIA+ Student Services is looking to uplift more students by providing financial support through scholarship during the Lavender Celebration. Please help us raise funds to uplift and recognize the original work our LGBTQIA+ students are doing.

To buy a shirt(s) or donate, please follow this link

Event Announcements

Queering Career Business Visits

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As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Tuesday, November 19th we will visit Mossier
Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler

For each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.

For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link

Register for Top Chef Latinx

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The second annual Top Chef Latinx competition will take place on Tuesday, November, 26th from 5:30 to 7:30PM! Students will be asked to form groups of four and compete to create a Latin American dish with an array of surprise ingredients. Groups will be required to explain the dish’s cultural history and or tradition to the judges. There will be a prize for each person in the group. If you need help finding a group, let me know. Groups must register by November 22nd and be present during the entire event.

To register please contact Ruby Murillo at

Daily Chapel: Joe Connelly, CGEE

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Joe Connelly (CGEE Experiential Education Specialist) will speak in Chapel today about how studying abroad in Latin America changed his life, and about the intersection of vocation, place, and social justice. This chapel talk is part of Augsburg University’s International Education Week events – see the full schedule here.

More information

Cow Tipping Readings

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Cow Tipping Press works with writing by people with developmental disabilities, giving audiences a new way to think about this rich form of human diversity. Through classes and publishing the work of those with developmental disabilities, Cow Tipping showcases what an asset these voices are to the world of writing. At this reading our hardworking authors will share the writing they have created over the course of the summer.

Join us for readings, refreshments, and fun!

November 19, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Ridgedale library in Minnetonka

November 20, 6-8 pm at the Waseca Arts Council

December 4, 6-8 pm at CoCreatz in Saint Paul

December 7, 12:30-2 pm at Ziggy’s Restaurant in Still water

To learn more check out the website, or like the facebook page.

Interested in joining the team?

Focused Conversation with Peter Frosch of Greater MSP: TODAY

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Peter Frosch, President and CEO of Greater MSP, will discuss future workforce needs and employment trends in our region. Because we have an outside speaker, this Focused Conversation will only be presented live once. A live stream will be available, and the session will be recorded for later viewing.

November 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Hoversten Chapel)
NOTE: Location has changed

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

All Hands

Farewell to Nicole Peterlin

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It is with mixed emotions that we announce Nicole Peterlin is leaving Augsburg next week to pursue a fantastic HR leadership opportunity. Nicole started at Augsburg in 2014 as a temporary HR Assistant shortly after graduating from the University of MN Carlson School of Management and immediately proved to be an invaluable member of the team. During her 5+ years at Augsburg she moved quickly from HR Assistant into both HR Specialist and Generalist positions, and served the Augsburg employee community in nearly every aspect of Human Resources. Some of her many accomplishments include leading our award-winning Wellness program, serving as co-chair of Staff Senate, and taking on leadership roles on the Transportation Task Force in the development of yet another award-winning program to serve Auggies. In May of 2019, Nicole added graduating from Augsburg with her MBA to her list of achievements!

Nicole’s last day will be Friday, November 22. A farewell reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Marshall Room. Please plan to join us in wishing her well in her new position as HR Director at Avenica!

Last chance to see Green: an elegy to summer

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green: an elegy to summer

By Carson Kreitzer

Directed by Taous Claire Khazem

In the near future a vibrant underground community of hackers, botanists and artists live off the grid. When a young inventor shows up looking for a place to hide from the government because she figured out how to circumvent water scarcity the entire community must decide if their desire to save lives is worth the risk of destroying their own…

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center
Thursday, November 21 at 7:00PM
Friday, November 22 at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00PM

Ticket Prices:
General Public
Augsburg Faculty/Staff
Non-Augsburg Students
Augsburg Alumni

Get your tickets here!

International Education Week Events TODAY

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Join us for today’s events for International Education Week!

***Chapel talk: “How study abroad changed my life”

Date: Tuesday, November 19th

Time: 11:30-11:50 am

Location: Hoversten Chapel

Description: Joe Connelly (CGEE Experiential Education Specialist) will speak in Chapel about how studying abroad in Latin America changed his life, and about the intersection of vocation, place, and social justice.

***The Power of Language Tabling

Date: Tuesday, November 19th

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: Christensen Lobby

Description: Power of Language is a tabling event where we will give out shirts while promoting the importance of different languages. It’s a celebration of diversity and respecting our differences. First come first serve! The Study Abroad office will also have a table to answer study abroad questions.


International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2019, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

See the whole International Education Week schedule here

Study abroad in the Netherlands in summer 2020

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Love to explore? Have a sense of adventure? Like to walk and take trains? Like to ride bike? See cities by boat? Enjoy gardens? Markets? Architecture? Parks? Ever been interested in how the people of the Netherlands live? Do you have the desire to learn about innovative and creative solutions to environmental challenges? Would you like to have new ideas and tools to make positive changes back here in the U.S.?

Join Allyson Green and Lars Christiansen on a two-week exploration of urban environmental sustainability in Amsterdam and Delft, Netherlands in May 2020! We begin with several course sessions in Minneapolis in early May, and then depart for the Netherlands on May 7. We return two weeks later. There is so much to see and discover! We hope you join us.


Program Leaders: Lars Christiansen and Allyson Green

This is a 6-credit program:

Students choose one SOC/URB course for 4 credits:
SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF), or
SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (elective)

All students also take INS 292 for 2 credits:
INS 292: Topics: Environmental Sustainability through an Intercultural Lens

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Program Leaders: Lars Christiansen and Allyson Green

Program Cost: $5,500
*This all-inclusive program fee covers: tuition for 6 credits, international round-trip airfare from Minneapolis, all lodging, all meals, all transportation during the program, and all program activities.

Financial Aid: Check with Student Financial Services in Sverdrup hall to learn about how your financial aid package might help cover the cost of this program.

Get more information and apply online

Volunteer at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion March 10-12, 2020

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We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2020 Forum on Workplace Inclusion: Facing Forward on March 10-12, 2020 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

We invite you to join us in providing an exceptional attendee experience.

For 32 years, The Forum has remained a relevant hub for co-creative exploration and collaborative learning among diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners world wide.

Volunteer roles include staffing registration, coordinating breakout sessions, hospitality and wayfinding, and more! Visit the link for details.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Volunteer Opportunities

TODAY: Power Mapping

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Join the Sabo Center for our third community organizing skills workshop this semester: Power Mapping!

Tuesday, November 19
3:40-5 p.m.
OGC 114

People interested in promoting positive social change— through public work, civic action, advocacy and other vehicles—need to be aware of who else cares about their cause, and the political and social power structures in play. Social change agents need tools to access resources and to put their ideas into action. Power mapping gives participants a way to think about different kinds of power, and a set of tools to access the power needed to make things happen.

This workshop will be led by Dennis Donovan, national organizer for Public Achievement.

Power Mapping Workshop

Keeping Track of Auggies

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