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Des Moines University Info Session

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Meet with Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, to learn more about Des Moines University’s health sciences programs which include: osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, public health, health care administration, anatomy, and biomedical sciences. Learn more about what DMU seeks in a competitive applicant and what a successful admit profile looks like. Contact Catherina Kipper at if you have any questions.

Suture Lab Workshop

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Wednesday, March 25
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

Learn about the field of podiatric medicine from five physicians as they host a “dry” suture workshop where no bio-hazard refuse is created. Space is limited so email Catherina Kipper at to sign up.

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?
• A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.
• DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.
• The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

General Announcements

Apply for 2020-2021 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs, you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

More details:
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

APPLYING: Details about the process are avaialble
The application deadline is March 9, 2020.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Rumor Has It . . . .

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Some of you may have heard that the CWC office is very busy and not able to see students — that is not true! We currently do have a wait list for ongoing regular counseling appointments, but that does not mean students cannot be seen at all. What it means is that when you contact our office we will find a 30 minute time for you to meet with one of our counselors to determine what help you may need immediately and provide support and resources for you. These 30 minute appointments (depending on your schedule) can usually be scheduled within 24 – 48 hours of contacting the CWC office 612-330-1707. Additionally, we have an after-hours service available whenever the CWC office is closed (evenings, weekends, breaks) where you can speak with a counselor by phone with ProtoCall Services. ProtoCall can be reached by calling the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and pressing option 1. Most important, if you are feeling unsafe and/or worried about the safety of someone else we will see you right away. So please do not listen to the rumors that we are not seeing students because we are too busy. We will do the best we can to see everyone as quickly as possible.

Coil Binding now available

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The Augsburg Copy Center now has the machinery and supplies to make plastic coil (spiral) bound books in addition to our comb bound books!

Coil Binding tends to be a little bit more sturdy and will last longer, as well coil bound books can be fully folded over where that cannot be done on comb bound books. Coil binding is a little bit more of a permanent solution, it cannot be re-opened to add/remove pages after the binding is complete without using a new coil like you could with comb bound.

Pricing will be the same as we charge for Comb Binding (all prices are always subject to change). A coil binding will be $1.00 or $1.25 with a clear plastic cover and black plastic back cover (printer/paper costs no included).

If you have any questions on what type of binding would work best the copy center is always available to help answer your questions.

Have Extra Bags You Don’t Want?

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Campus cupboard is in great need for both plastic and paper bags. If you have any bags laying around you don’t want/need we would gladly take those off your hands. Any kind you have (plastic, paper, cloth/reusable) is greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the cupboard during our open hours generally 10-4 mon-fri or at the donation bin located in Christiensen lobby near Einstein’s. Thank you!

Apply for LEAD Fellows Internship

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The application for LEAD Fellows Interns for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open!

The LEAD Fellows program is a great opportunity for students to develop their own leadership and civic agency through gaining meaningful work experience in community-focused organizations. LEAD Fellows have the support of a cohort of peers and Sabo Center staff as they discover what it means to be engaged citizens and critical thinkers. Fellows commit to bi-weekly meetings with the cohort as well as 2 (2 day) retreats annually, and can work up to 20 hours a week at their LEAD placement during the academic year.

Eligible students will be in their 1st or 2nd year with at least 2 years left in undergrad here at Augsburg, and interested in leadership development and social change work. The application will remain open through the week of April 6th.

Apply today

Volunteer Opportunity for Spanish Speakers: Judge the Spanish Debate League for HS and MS Students

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Share Your Spanish Skills

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit program of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 1,200 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 150 Spanish Debate League students. We’re looking for fluent, Spanish-speaking debate judges at tournaments this April.

What Judges Do:

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking, and Spanish language skills.

Why Judge Spanish Debate League?

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, increases their confidence, and provides access to higher education through the Augsburg Promise Scholarship. As a judge, you’ll be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!


Save the date! Volunteer shifts last from 3:30-7:00 PM. Locations are TBA:

* Tuesday, April 14
* Thursday, April 16
* Tuesday, April 28
* Thursday, April 30
* Monday, May 11 (Championship)

Volunteer dates and locations will be updated on our website.

Sign Up to Judge

INDIgenesis III at the Walker (free tickets)

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Hello, the Augsburg Native American Film Series is happy to co-sponsor the Walker’s INDIgenesis GEN 3: an Indigenous Film Series March 19-28.   We are providing access to limited free tickets to the following shows:March 20 7pm screening of Indigenous Lens March 21 7 pm RevitalizationMarch 28 7 pm Blood Quantum.

If you would like tickets please send request for particular screening (one screening per request only please) to

You may learn more and purchase tickets at the Walker web site:

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Event Announcements

Last Chance. Faculty and Staff, Reduce Registration to 32nd Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion

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2020 is the inaugural year of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion annual conference at Augsburg University! Augsburg faculty and staff are given a special discounted rate to The Forum’s 2020 annual conference. Visit the rates page ( for rates information. Don’t miss out in the nation’s largest workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion conference, and register with the special discounted rate!

When registering, select “Augsburg Faculty / Staff” registration type to receive the discount.

Register Here

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, with a range of programs including national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, Financial Literacy Debates, and more.

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):


The Real Costs of DUI – TONIGHT

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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 a gift card for attendees! Questions call Dianne at the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Hope to see you on the 5th and bring a friend.

(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 news, we’ve already started getting donations for our fundraiser!

As a new incentive, we’re starting a ‘pay it forward’ initiative. Perhaps you can’t make it to the event, or have some extra cash to ‘pay forward’?! You can now sponsor a haircut.

During the event, we will be keeping track of ‘pay it forward’ cuts for anyone in need…we have enough donations for 3 cuts.

We hope to see you at the event next week.

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!


Ghost Town to Havana – Monday, March 9

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The Augsburg baseball program, in conjunction with the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, Latinx Student Services, and the Center for Global Education and Experience, will be hosting a screening of Ghost Town to Havana on Monday, March 9th starting at 6:00 p.m. in Science 123.

Following the film, members of the baseball program will discuss their recent educational trip to Cuba in January.

Date: Monday, March 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Science 123

Proposed Timeline
6:00 p.m. – Welcome
6:10 p.m. – Start the film
7:45 p.m. – Current players share their experiences
8:00 p.m. – Q & A, wrap-up

If you have any questions, email Keith Bateman at

Ghost Town to Havana

Keeping Track of Auggies

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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.