Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Lot Enforcement Changes Planned

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In an effort to gain compliance with our surface lot parking spaces, DPS will begin to “ticket and tow” all vehicles that are not displaying proper permits for the specific, designated lots. Primary hours of enforcement will be 8:00am – 4:00pm during the academic year. These increased enforcement actions will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019.
As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots B,C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G
Carpool Permit holders: Designated spaces in Lot D

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Visitor permits
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors (3 hour or less)
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Teaching and Learning

RSVP Now for Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer

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On Wednesday, December 4, hear Sociology Professor, Nancy Fischer, give her talk “Dire Straights? Critical Heterosexuality Studies”. Lunch will be provided, so register soon.

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”

CKAU Butter and Buttermilk Biscuits Workshop Monday, December 2

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Join us on December 2nd from 5pm-7pm at Hagfors 108 as the Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Tessa Wegenke teaches us how to make Butter & Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch!
Limited spots open, act fast to RSVP! Please share with your community and family members as well!

Copy & Paste this link to RSVP ( )
Contact if you have questions/inquiry about this workshop.

Butter & Buttermilk Biscuits facebook event page

General Announcements

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.

News from Staff Senate

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Greetings from Augsburg’s Staff Senate!

Here’s the latest announcements and upcoming events brought to you by Staff Senate:

*Did you know you have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free through IT? Follow the directions on this Knowledge Base Post:

*Brightside Produce: Did you know you can get a bag of low-cost produce each week via Campus Kitchen and the Sabo Center? Campus Kitchen has partnered with Brightside Produce to bring Augsburg a low-cost, weekly produce subscription. Choose your level anywhere from $3 to $20 per week, and receive a bag full of fresh fruits and vegetables! Through your subscription to Brightside, you not only receive a bag of fresh produce, but you’re supporting employment for youth and subsidizing bringing fresh produce to corner and convenience stores in areas of Minneapolis with low access to fresh vegetables and fruit. Sign up here:

*Open Position on Staff Senate: Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for the open position on Staff Senate.

Staff senators help foster and promote a positive and meaningful dialogue among staff, faculty, students and administration by advising in decision making processes, by serving as an advocate for staff, by promoting professional development opportunities, and by recognizing staff members’ contributions to furthering and upholding the mission and values of Augsburg University.

The commitment is for two years, with an optional third year. We meet every other week for approximately 60 to 90 minutes and help plan a number of staff-focused events, including informal tours, University Council updates, and the annual Staff Appreciation awards.

Please email Staff Senate at The deadline for nominations is noon on November 27th.

Visit the Staff Senate Website

Open Position on Staff Senate: Nominate Yourself or a Colleague Today

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Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for the open position on Staff Senate.
Staff senators help foster and promote a positive and meaningful dialogue among staff, faculty, students and administration by advising in decision making processes, by serving as an advocate for staff, by promoting professional development opportunities, and by recognizing staff members’ contributions to furthering and upholding the mission and values of Augsburg University.

The commitment is for two years, with an optional third year. We meet every other week for approximately 60 to 90 minutes and help plan a number of staff-focused events, including informal tours, University Council updates, and the annual Staff Appreciation awards.

Please email Staff Senate at The deadline for nominations is noon on November 27th.

Holiday Shipping with Central Services

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As the holidays are approaching you may want to send friends & family gifts or receive packages. Augsburg Central Services – Shipping & Receiving is here to help!
We can ship via UPS, FedEx and USPS and have discounted rates through UPS and FedEx. There are cut off dates to have packages arrive by Dec 24th which are detailed below.

If you are planning on receiving personal packages through the University we would ask that you be prompt in picking up your package from shipping/receiving as we have limited storage space.

These dates are all recommended dates to ship, NOT guaranteed! The sooner you can get mail/packages out the better.

UPS Ground : Dec 12
UPS 3 Day: Dec 19
UPS 2 Day: Dec 20
UPS Next Day: Dec 23

FedEx Ground/Home: Dec 15
FedEx Express Saver: Dec 19
FedEx 2 Day: Dec 20
FedEx Overnight: Dec 23

USPS 1st Class Mail: Dec 20
USPS Priority: Dec 21

If you have any questions or need any advice please stop into the shipping/receiving department or check the corresponding shippers website.

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

“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

Use your employee tuition benefit to study leadership

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Use your employee tuition benefit to study leadership here at Augsburg!

• Promote your professional development
• Increase your opportunities for career advancement
• Enhance your personal growth

You are invited to a lunch meeting (on us!) to discuss pursuing the three-course Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies (GCLS) or the Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL).

When: Tuesday December 3 @ noon

Where: Augsburg Room in Christensen Center. Just go through the cafeteria line and tell the cashier you are with the Leadership Studies program. Bring your food to the Augsburg Room.

• Already have a master’s degree? The GCLS or even a second master’s degree will add a competitive edge to your resume. Graduate credits may even be transferred in from a previous degree.

• Have some college, but have not completed a bachelor’s degree? Come anyway! If you are interested in pursuing your education in leadership studies, we can help connect you to the resources to complete your bachelor’s degree (100% free tuition for undergraduate credits) on the way to graduate study.

We can provide you with contacts to current students and alumni working at Augsburg or on other college campuses, who have gone through the program and have become more successful in their careers.

Just let us know if you are coming! Register online at the link below.

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

Campus Kitchen Open Food Lab Hours

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At Hagfors 108 during the times mentioned below, the space is held for everyone (within and outside of Augsburg) to use as a free and open kitchen space. We highly encourage students that reside in Urness Dormitory to check-it out as they don’t have a kitchen in their dorms.
Monday: 4pm-6pm
Thursday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 2:30pm-5:30pm

Here there is a variety of ingredients, from seasoning to produce to butter, and materials, from pots & pans to spoons to stove-tops. We’ve also started holding food and cooking workshops for everyone to join us in.

Wish to be a part of our future programming? Fill out this form:

Have ideas for our Food Workshop’s? Go here:
Want to facilitate/teach a Food Workshop? Fill out this form:

Contact for questions/inquiry.

Open Food Lab Flyer (only “” emails can view)

EAC needs your clothing 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

Attend A Study Abroad and Away Info Session

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Interested in studying abroad? Attend one of our Study Abroad & Away information sessions!

We have the new option to watch an info session online you can watch at the link below

We also have daily in-person info sessions located in the Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center, Suite 2.

Monday: 10:40 am
Tuesday: 3:45 pm
Wednesday: 1:45 pm
Thursday: 11:30 pm
Friday: 3:15 pm

Have any questions?
Email or visit our website

Watch the online info session now!

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!

Event Announcements

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!

“Friendsgiving” and Wednesday Night Worship

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Good Morning!
Augsburg University Student Ministry, the Muslim Student Association, & Hillel are holding our first annual Interfaith Friendsgiving meal this evening, Wednesday, November 20th, at 6:15 pm in the Foss Atrium.

We wanted to personally reach out to all our students and invite you to attend and spread awareness of our event. We recognize that our students come from all different types of faiths, spirituality, religious identities, and more. We want all those different voices and perspectives represented that evening. This provides our campus to have those interfaith conversations and grow in our understanding of one another.

At 8:00 pm, following the meal, you are invited to join in a “Celebration Stations” worship service in Hoversten Chapel.

More information

December 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 with them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for Thursday, December 5. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by November 25

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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.

Study Abroad with a friend and get $500 off the program cost. Click below to learn more

Visit the program page for program info and to apply!

Women’s Resource Center Fall Festival

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Everyone is invited to the Women’s Resource Center Fall Festival! Sponsored by the Sabo Scholars, the event seeks to help everyone on campus become more aware about the resources provided by the Center. Games, free food, prizes, and more!

WHEN: 5:00 – 6:30
Thursday, November 21, 2019
WHERE: Sverdrup 204 (2nd floor, above the Enrollment Center)

TODAY, What’s happening in CCV? A brown bag lunch conversation

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Augsburg’s Christensen Center for Vocation is entering a new chapter, with a new vision for how this center can serve our students, the mission of our institution, and a growing network of faith-based community partners. We will be hosting two brown bag information lunches in the Augsburg Room on Nov. 20 and Nov. 26 from 12:00-1:00pm to share more about the direction CCV is heading.

Our center is deeply engaged with congregational contexts doing the work of vocational discernment centered on their neighbors and neighborhoods. In our new vision for CCV, these rich learning contexts can be combined with Augsburg’s unique approach to educating leaders who are informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. This will happen through a variety of initiatives, some new and some existing ones that are being re-imagined towards this more intentional vision. Our aim is to create mutually beneficial learning partnerships between students, faculty, ministry leaders, and congregations who share a commitment to being neighbor in real places with real people working to solve real world problems.

We hope you will consider joining us one of these days to learn more. Reach out to Kristina Fruge ( or Jeremy Myers ( for more information.

Top Chef Latinx: Register

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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

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

International Education Week Events TODAY

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Study Abroad Info Session: Cuba + Costa Rica + Guatemala

Date: Wednesday, November 20th

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Location: Marshall room, Christensen Center

Description: Are you interested in seeing multiple countries during your study abroad semester? Would you love to learn all about social change and grassroots movements in Central America and Cuba, while also taking Augsburg courses? Come learn about Augsburg’s own semester program “Social Change in Central America & Cuba” on Wednesday, November 20th, from an insider! Drop by the Marshall Room any time between 1 and 2 pm to talk with Joe Connelly, CGEE Experiential Education Specialist, and alumnus of the Central America program who now lives in Managua, Nicaragua.

Poster Day

Date: Wednesday November 20th

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Christensen Center Lobby

Description: Poster day will share information about the countries international students come from as well as information about studying abroad in those countries.

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

Explore Amsterdam this summer and earn 6 credits

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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

Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggies compete in Data Analytics and Math Competitions

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The Augsburg team of Dayton Danielson, Carter Duncan, Andrew Hotchkiss, and Bjorn Melin, were among the hundreds of students from regional colleges and universities participating in the fourth annual Minnesota Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition on Saturday November 9 at Optum Health in Eden Prairie accompanied by Prof. John Zobitz. Each team worked collaboratively to predict the price of soybeans from data curated by Farm Femmes, a local non-profit focus and agricultural technology. The team presented their work several times to business and STEM professionals.

Auggies Maxwell Bannister, Alexus Emory, Kong Lee, Zishuo Li, Hendrik Louters, Devonna Singer, and Brandon Sjostrand constituted three of around 80 teams from 25 colleges and universities in the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America to participate in their twenty-third annual team contest, with support from Profs. Matt Haines and Pavel Bělík. Each team hunkered down in the Hagfors Center on Saturday November 16 to work collaboratively on ten challenging mathematical problems in three hours. Results will be available in a few of weeks.


Earn $50

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My name is Kristin Van Dorn, and I am a user experience analyst at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. On Thursday, December 5, 2019, I am working with The University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center to evaluate a suite of resources you may use in the future that will help you explore study abroad programs. Participants will receive a prepaid debit card valued at $50.

The sessions take place at our usability lab on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Participants complete everyday tasks while sharing their thoughts and opinions. The team records your voice, expressions, actions on the computer, and what captures your eyes’ attention. We keep all participation strictly confidential within the team, and no one is personally identified in any results.

Interested in Participating? Click the link below!

Click here to view details and share your availability