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Clinical Psych: CBT and Underserved Populations December 11

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches have typically been developed and implemented with middle class white populations. On Wednesday, December 11th, from 11AM to Noon at Sverdrup Hall Room 204, graduate students from Augsburg’s PsyD Clinical Psychology program will present posters summarizing research literature on modifying CBT interventions for individuals from four different underserved or nondominant populations–Muslim, Native American, lower socioeconomic status, and prison inmates. Please join us in exploring their findings. Light refreshments will be provided.

Writing Center Fall 2019 Holiday Schedule

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Fall 2019 Holiday Schedule

The Writing Center is open for Face-to-Face and Online tutoring through December 12th.

The Online Writing Center will be closed for the semester after December 12th.

Exam Week Schedule (December 15th-19th) for Face-to-Face Tutoring:
• Sunday 2-6pm
• Monday 2-6pm
• Tuesday 2-6 pm
• Wednesday 2-6pm
• Thursday 2-6pm

The Face-to-Face Writing Center will be closed for the semester starting on December 19th.

TODAY: Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer

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Today’s event, “Dire Straights? Critical Heterosexuality Studies” , will be taking place in the Marshall Room.

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

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URGO Summer Research Info Session Thursday, December 5

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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.

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

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The URGO Summer Research Program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research and creative activity here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.
While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.
Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise and current line of inquiry.
To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website:
Please encourage interested students to attend our final Summer Research Information Session, where they will hear from students who have previously completed the experience and get guidance on completing the summer research application: December 5, 5pm in OGC 100.

Batalden Book Club Series – Spring 2020

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Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ph.D., is coming to Augsburg University on Thursday, March 5, 2020, as the speaker for the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics.

In preparation for his visit, please consider joining one of the Batalden Book Club series (which includes a luncheon and book club discussion) per below. This series is open to all faculty and staff. Space is limited to twenty per group/date on a first come, first served basis.

Cosmopolitanism – Friday, January 31st, noon-2pm
The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity – Friday, February 28th, noon-2pm

Those attending a book club luncheon/discussion will also be invited to a discussion with the author on March 5th, in the afternoon. To reserve a space, please contact Deanna Davis at In your email, please let her know which book club you would like to join. Books will be available for pick up with Deanna Davis in the Academic Affairs office.

Note: For those interested in both book clubs, please let Deanna know (and indicate your first choice) when you contact her. If space is available, you may be able to join both.

General Announcements

Are you an artist, writer, filmmaker, or musician?

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Submit your work to Murphy Square (2020), the annual campus arts magazine! There are now more submission categories, too: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Art, Music, and Short Film. Spread the word.

Submissions are open NOW and they close December 15th. To submit your work, visit

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

Student Assistant Enrollment Counselors: Now Hiring

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Student Financial Services is seeking to hire 1-2 student employees as soon as possible for the Spring 2019 Semester.

Availability Requirements:
*Must be available to work Mondays, Thursday afternoons, and/or Friday mornings during Spring Semester.
*Must be available for training 6-12 hrs per week during last 2 weeks of winter break. Training hours are paid.

Form ore information and to submit an application, please apply online in Handshake for the “Student Assistant Enrollment Counselor 2019-2020” position:

Please submit a resume and optional cover letter within the application.

Any questions, please email

630 Cedar Fire – Emergency Fund

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An emergency fund has been established to provide assistance to the families affected by the tragic fire in the 630 Cedar apartment building that occurred last Wednesday morning. Five lives were lost, three people are still hospitalized and many more were displaced from their homes. Contributions to this fund will be used to help victims of the fire with food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other emergency needs that may arise. Many members of our community are hurting as a result of the fire. To donate to the fund go to:

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: apply by December 16

Human Rights Voices in Post-Conflict Guatemala
March 14-22, 2020
Choose one 4-credit course: SPA 495, CCS 495, or POL 459
Fulfills Augsburg Experience
program fee: $3,825

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

Tonight. 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!

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?

“What Would You Do With $14,000?” – ADSG Long-term Project fund 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.

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

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

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!

Sign Up Here!

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.

Sophomores: $16,000 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 Pre-Application Due January 10

Faculty: Submit an article for “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement”

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The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is accepting submissions for their special issue “Centering Social Justice in the Scholarship of Community Engagement.”

The issue will highlight how scholars have centered social justice when designing and implementing service-learning opportunities or producing and applying engaged scholarship.

The editors invite abstracts for submissions from educators and researchers from all fields and disciplines that:

*Report research on the challenges, motivations, and experiences of practicing community engagement
*Explore the often-overlooked contributions to the field of community engaged-scholarship by educators, researchers, practitioners, community partners, and community members from historically marginalized backgrounds
*Evaluate methodologies for the practice and research of engagement based on their ability to achieve social justice
*Apply the lessons of critical theoretical and methodological lenses such as post-colonial theory, feminism, critical race theory, queer theory, disability studies, and ecocriticism, to advance community engagement pedagogies and practices.


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!

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

Two weeks in Greece – study abroad in May 2020

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Study Abroad for 2 weeks in summer and earn 4 credits + Augsburg Experience!

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***

Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates: May 13-27, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Examine challenges and opportunities in Greece as it has suffered from economic crisis combined with the current refugee crisis. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model. Through these connections, you will develop an understanding of Greece’s interaction with the European Union and the current instability in the region.

Get more info and apply online!

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Spring break study abroad in Guatemala – apply by December 16

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Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel to Guatemala on Spring break! Apply by Dec 16

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 more info and to apply!

Climate Strike this Friday

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Join the Environmental Steward Committee in marching to the capitol. We will meet at 2pm at Foss Center

The Minnesota Youth Climate Strike’s fourth National Strike will take place on December 6, from 3pm-5:00pm at the same time as other events happening globally. You can leave/join at any time – we will be having a teach-in at the Capitol rotunda.

The event will have a bit of a twist – we will be sitting in the capitol rotunda demanding that Tim Walz, Steve Simon, Julie Blaha, and Keith Ellison – the four Democrats who manage the state pension fund – divest from dangerous fossil fuel investments. We will have speakers, chants, action steps, and more! All ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend – we need all the help we can get if we’re going to fight the climate crisis!

Can’t go? Sign the Petition!

Velkommen Jul: Friday

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Every year, the Augsburg Associates bring festivities to campus the first Friday after Thanksgiving with the annual Velkommen Jul celebration. Please join them Friday, December 6, from 11am to 1pm in the Commons to celebrate.

So how do you Velkommen Jul?
1. Enjoy complimentary Norwegian treats in the Commons including waffles, lefse and a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2. Wear your Norwegian sweater or bunad – find one at a thrift store!
3. Shop at the holiday boutique downstairs while enjoying some music
4. Worship with Norwegian music in the Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 a.m. for the annual Velkommen Jul services

Everyone (students, staff, faculty, and friends) is welcome to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of this campus-wide tradition and share in a piece of Augsburg’s heritage.

AISA Community Feast and Ceremony

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In collaboration with our community, our Powwow Chairperson, Christopher Oquist, is feasting in a drum for the community, and AISA is supporting him by hosing this space.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Hagfors 150

Please join AISA in supporting him and attending the ceremony and feast. All are welcome, but we advise you stay the entire time as to not disrupt the ceremony.

Contact with any questions

Office Hours with your Deans This Thursday

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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 their “office hours” on Thursday. They will be tabling in the Hagfors Center Lobby from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, and you are welcome to visit and share your thoughts and questions.

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

“Building Resilient Communities” discussion this Thursday

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Campus Kitchen and Environmental Stewardship teams invite you to join us for a livestreamed panel discussion on “Building Resilient Communities” at the U of M Healthy Futures Summit.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 10-11:30am

Atum Azzahir – CEO, The Cultural Wellness Center
Cyrus Batheja – Chief Growth Officer for myConnections™ and Medicaid Vice President, UnitedHealthCare
Katy Kozhimannil – Associate Professor, School of Public Health

More information

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congrats to the 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Graduates

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Please join Campus Life in congratulating the following students for successfully completing the 2019 Augsburg University Emerging Leaders Program:
* Aaliyah Abdi
* Abdulahi Ahmed
* Alexis Dreon
* Alyssa Parkhurst
* Amanda Todd
* Andy Tran
* Angelica Bello Ayapantecatl
* Ashley Litzinger
* Austin Synder
* Barbara Sabino Pina
* Bisharo Abdi
* Bo Schlosser
* Brooke O’Quinn
* Bry Maddox-Sanders
* Bryam Alvarado
* Capri Bryant
* Cesar Degollado
* Chee Thao
* Connor Grenier
* Corey Hayden
* Cynthia Terry
* Daniel Garcia Garcia
* Daniel Lee
* Dejaleah Young
* Drew Strautman
* Elias Wirz
* Emma TItus
* Eric Oppegard
* Farina Thao
* Fritz Landherr
* Gabby Huerta
* Hope Kannare
* Hope Mwalilino
* Huda AliIng Wendland
* Ingri Ramirez Martin
* Jack Jensen
* Jalizbeth Dominguez-Matheis
* Julia Kramer
* Katie Flynn
* Kay Carvajal Moran
* Kenzie Kilborn
* Lailah Cloud
* Lajntxiang Lee
* Lizzy Vang
* Luz Villanueva
* Lynn Sommers
* Maggie Wallace
* Malachi Owens
* Mano Lara
* Mariana Chavez
* Maya Johnson
* Megan Brown
* Melisa Robles Olivar
* Miles Christopher
* Minna O’Connell
* Mollie Lohmann
* MongZong Xiong
* Nasteha Elmi
* Natalia Castillo
* Pa Her
* Pah Nhia Yang
* Rylee Hoyt
* Saida Alonso Ramirez
* Sam Dougan
* Sari Niles
* Savanah Hoard
* Siman Mohamed
* Soria Sarwary
* Sumaiya Azeez
* Taw Bee
* Tom Pribbenow
* Tyana Maddox-Sanders
* Valencia Cortes
* Varney Conneh
* Vayle Baker
* Victoria Garcia
* Vince Poch
* Zoe Barany


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