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Getting Ready to Write: Centralized Application for the Health Professions

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Interested in submitting a centralized application to one of the health professions this cycle? Join us to get your ideas organized and start the writing process for personal statements and experiences. Food will be provided.

Thursday, March 12th


Lindell Library 301

Please contact Catherina Kipper at with questions or to RSVP.

General Announcements

Announcing the Winner of the Mitchell Prize for Poetry

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The Augsburg English Department is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s John R. Mitchell / Academy of American Poets Prize is Taiwana Shambley for the set of three poems entitled “The Market on Maryland Avenue,” “How to Love an Alcoholic in Two Parts, Ending with a Drunk Stumbling Down Maryland Avenue,” and “Identity Circle in Three Parts, Ending with a Trek Through the Antarctic Desert.” The prize honors the late English professor and poet, John Mitchell, and was established by his family.

Poet and Carleton Professor emerita of Theater and Dance Mary Moore Easter, who judged this year’s entries, “found original phrases, skillful observation, and vivid imagery throughout” Shambley’s poems. She also noted that she “enjoyed exploring the minds of this group of [Augsburg] poets,” who submitted their work for consideration.

Please join us in congratulating Taiwana Shambley on winning this notable honor, which carries with it a $100 award. Mary Moore Easter will read with Shambley on the evening of Wed, 25 March, at 7pm in Gundale Chapel, Hagfors. A reception will precede the event at 6:30. Easter will also sign copies of her book, The Body of the World. All are welcome.

Deadline Extended – One more week to nominate an outstanding member of staff

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Please help us recognize your amazing and committed staff colleagues!

Staff Senate has extended its deadline and will now accept nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University through the end of day FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH.

Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award up to five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th.

Click here for the nomination form :

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information:

Rob Kapilow to visit Augsburg

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The Augsburg Music Department would like to invite the entire Augsburg Community to both of these presentations by Rob Kapilow:

Instructions for living a musical life
Tuesday, March 10 – 1:50-3 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Listen for the hmmm…
Thursday, March 12 – 1:50-3 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Both events are free and open to all – Please join us!

More about Rob Kapilow

Event Announcements

Join us for Free Apps at Surly. You’re Invited to Learn More About the MNUDL, a Program of Augsburg

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities. We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.

MNUDL Friendraiser
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!

We hope to see you there!

Please email us at if you have any questions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):


Decorate Your Own Stole With Pan-Asian Student Services

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Pan-Asian Graduates! We would like to announce that the Pan-Asian Student Services, along with the collaboration of Augsburg Asian Student Association and Hmong Women Together will be hosting “Decorate Your Own Stole” workshop times throughout the week of Wednesday, March 4, from 3:30-5:30PM and Friday, March 6, from 2-4:30PM.

We have a Cricut Machine provided for use to decorate your own stoles! Please come to
the Oyate Commons in the bottom of Christensen Lobby and join us in decorating your
Pan-Asian Golden Stoles. If you have yet to receive a Pan-Asian Gold Stole from us, this
is a great opportunity for you to pick it up! These Pan-Asian Golden Stoles are provided
to Pan-Asian identified students free of charge, AND SO ARE THESE WORKSHOPS! See
you there!

Free Airfare for Southern Africa Study Abroad

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Augsburg’s CGEE study center in Southern Africa offers an experiential, community-based, social-justice focused semester program in fall or spring:

Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa

Stay on-track to graduate by taking 16+ credits. Courses are available in History, Political Science, Religion, wellness, or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are in English. Your semester starts in South Africa and then continues on to Namibia. Study in TWO countries in one semester!

For fall 2020 only: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for all Fall 2020 semester students in Southern Africa!

You can use your full semester financial-aid package to help pay for the program, and additionally you will receive an automatic CGEE Travel Grant scholarship of $1,500, and free airfare for fall 2020, making a semester at CGEE Southern Africa one of the most affordable study abroad semester programs!

You can check off the following requirements on the program:

· Social and Behavioral Sciences (two course options available)

· Humanities requirement

· Search for Meaning II

· Recreational Wellness

· + your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Apply by April 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

Info Session: Fall 2020 Communication Semester in Mexico

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Come learn more about the fall 2020 semester in Mexico for Communications Majors and Minors. Earn credit towards your Comm Studies major or minor, as well as other electives: Lab Science, Modern Language, Religion II, Humanities, and more!
A semester in Mexico is one of the MOST AFFORDABLE study abroad programs. Come to learn more!

Tuesday, March 10
11:30 – noon
Riverside Room (3rd Floor Christensen, next to Commons)


Learn more about the Communication Semester

Communication Majors – Study Abroad this Fall

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Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:


Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will receive a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Daily living costs are lower than in Minnesota!
-Ask about the Airfare Scholarship for Auggies going on this program

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by April 1

Get more information and apply online

(hair)Cutz 4 Queers

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Join LGBTQIA+ Student Services, Monday, March 9th, 10 am to 2 pm in the East Commons for their upcoming scholarship fundraiser, (hair)Cutz 4 Queerz.

We will be hosting barbers & stylists from Fox Den Salon; this is an open, walk-in style event. All haircuts will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. All haircuts are free-will donation, with a suggested donation of $20. All barbers and stylists are donating their time and energy – as all proceeds made will go towards the LGBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, which will be awarded at Lavender Celebration, April 16th.

This event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Cuts are available for people of all genders and hair types.

Big Gay Snow Day

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In collaboration with QPA, LGBTQIA+ Student Services will be hosting a Big Gay Snow Day Friday, March 13th. It’s a day filled with snow tubing, hot cocoa, friends, and fun.
This event is taking the place of MBLGTACC – as we were not able to attend this year. So instead, this will be our Minnesota way of enjoying the outdoors, in the gayest way possible.
Post-snow-tubing, we will be coming back to watch a film and enjoy pizza.

We will meet in the Auggies Nest at 3:30 pm and leave no later than 4 pm.

Please dress for the weather!


Financial Training for students and alumni

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Scholastic Connections is sponsoring a workshop on financial training, hosted by Isaiah Goodman of Becoming Financial and MoneyVerbs. At this workshop, Isaiah will train participants on planning and earning. By attending this workshop, you can learn more about setting goals, budgeting, cashflow, and credit. There will also be an opportunity to test a new app: MoneyVerbs.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Location: Hagfors Center 150B, Augsburg University

There is limited about of space for this workshop. Please fill out this form if you will be attending.

Register here

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education July 13-15

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-sixth annual Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education (formerly a Lutheran College Conference) at Augsburg University from Monday, July 13th to Wednesday, July 15th.

Each year, delegations from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. One of the benefits being the host site is that we have the option of inviting more than five people to attend. This year’s theme is “Call to Place: An Education Engaging Rootedness”.

You can find the registration form here:

The conference will begin with an opening session and a dinner on the 13th at 5:00 pm, and end by 1:00 pm on the 15th.

A full agenda of the event is available here:

If you have questions about the event or registration please contact or call 612-330-1403.

The real Cost of DUI – Thursday, March 5

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The EPIC peer health educators will be hosting an interactive educational program on Thursday 3/5/2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the East Commons on the real costs of Driving Under the Influence. We will welcome a MN State Trooper who will walk through a DUI stop as well as two current Augsburg students sharing their stories and experiences with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Refreshments and a drawing for gift cards for attendees! Questions call Dianne at the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Hope to see you on the 5th and bring a friend.

Spring Blood drive – TODAY

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The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Spring Blood Drive TODAY – Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). If you have signed up to donate please eat good meals before your donation, drink lots of water and bring a photo ID to the appointment. Please help save lives and donate blood on Wednesday, March 4th! If you have not signed up for an appointment, some walk-in appointments may be available so please stop up to the East Commons.

Monday, March 9: Free Ethiopian Coffee and interesting discussions

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The Ethiopian Student’s Association at Augsburg (ESA Augsburg) is hosting a discussion event around the issue of Ethiopian identity or what it means to be an Ethiopian which has remained controversial for a long time now. The theme for this event is: What does it mean to be an Ethiopian/Ethiopian Identity? We will have the Ethiopian traditional Coffee ceremony and we will be serving snacks along with the coffee while having interesting discussions. We plan to have a time where people share their stories and reflect which we anticipate to help us compromise and move forward as a community.
When:Monday March 9th, @5:30pm
Where:Augsburg Room

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MN Urban Debate Supply Drive: Seeking binders, pens, highlighters, and expanding file folders

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The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming for Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Our middle school debate season is underway. The Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, and Financial Literacy debates seasons are upcoming, and we need supplies!

Please reach out to to arrange pickup if you have highlighters, binders (under 2.5 inches), pens, or expanding file folders (with 8+ pockets) to donate. We will accept gently used donations.