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October 1: Tech Tune-up Debrief Session

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Thursday, October 1 | Tech Tune-up Debrief Session | 3 pm – 4:00 pm

The E-Learning team invites you to share what you have been experiencing at the start of this extraordinary semester:
*What is working well for you and what have you discovered that you are excited about?
*What have you encountered that you didn’t anticipate and how are you dealing with this?
*What questions do you need answered? (If we can’t supply the answer during the hour we will note your question(s) and get back to you individually)
*What would you like to get more training on?

It looks like this virus isn’t going away any time soon, so please help us learn how we can better equip you to teach effectively in the remote classroom.

Tech Tune-up Debrief Session (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

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Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fellowship Fridays ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,325 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.

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 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

Find the application at URGO’s website.

URGO On-Campus Research

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

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This is a pilot program supporting undergraduate research students through federal work-study funds. We are limiting the number of student researchers supported during the 20-21 academic year to 12 students and funding will be determined by a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty from any discipline who need assistance with their research from a student are invited to participate in the pilot. An individual faculty member may propose only one student position who will work 5-20 hours per week and no more than their federal work-study allotment. During the 20-21 academic year, the research projects must follow Augsburg’s guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Please note that the student eligibility for federal work-study and the total number of hours must be confirmed by Human Resources after you complete this form. Open until all 12 positions are filled.

If the student will work 100 hours or less total, we recommend applying instead for the URGO Academic Year research grant.

Questions contact Human Resources at

2020-2021 Federal Work-Study Student Researcher Request Form

Forum Podcast Ep. 45 – Overt Discrimination in the Workplace: Disability and the Law

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Ashley Oolman (Lifeworks) leads listeners through a discussion about how disability status may not be as protected as other classes in the workplace.

General Announcements

Resources to Create an Effective Resume

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Did you know, most employers will decide whether or not to consider your resume within six seconds? Develop a resume that demonstrates your attention to detail. Make sure your resume is formatted properly with bulleted statements and is free of errors. Visit our student Career Peer Advisors during virtual drop-in hours Tuesdays-Fridays 11am-4pm via Zoom.

Additional resume and cover letter resources are also available on the new and improved Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Strommen Community Moodle Site

Students with International Citizenship: $10,000 Grant Opportunity

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As a member of the Institute of International Education, Augsburg University has been invited to nominate up to 5 students for consideration for the Western Union Foundation Grant which will deliver support to up to 25 students in need, each recipient receiving USD $10,000.

Priority will be given to refugees, migrants, immigrants, and displaced persons.

Eligibility requirements include:
* Must be a student with international citizenship currently enrolled in the 2020 academic year and already residing in the USA. (Visa status information is NOT collected as a part of the nomination/award process.)
* Must be able to demonstrate a severe disruption to their ability to pay for expenses (tuition & fees, health insurance, housing).

If you are eligible for this grant and would like to be nominated by Augsburg University, please fill in the form below by September 27, 2020.

Any questions can be directed to Bettine at

Western Union Foundation Grant | Augsburg University Nomination Application

Are you a First-year or Sophomore who is interested in having a STEM mentor?

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If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is an Augsburg student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Having a mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a First-year or Sophomore in a STEM major, interested in having a mentor, and want to learn more about internships, scholarships, certain classes, etc. — this is for you!!

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:

-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentor and attend occasional group meetings.
Please apply! Complete the application below by Friday 10/2/20. Any questions can be sent to

Link to Application

Are you a Junior or Senior Interested in Becoming a STEM Mentor?

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If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is an Augsburg student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Bio-Chemistry (NEW!)
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below by Friday, 10/2. Any questions can be sent to

Link to Application

Event Announcements

Augsburg Bold Speaker TOMORROW: Katie Clark | Open to the community.

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Our Augsburg Bold speaker series kicks-off tomorrow Friday, Sept. 25 with Katie Clark ’10 MAN, ’14 DNP. Katie will be presenting “Being Bold: Caring while in Solidarity”.

Anyone in the community—students, faculty, or staff—can register.

About the presentation: During this presentation, stories will be shared of providing care to people experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis in the wake of COVID-19 and the recent unrest. These efforts, grounded in the work of the Health Commons, a nursing-led drop-in center organized by Augsburg University’s Department of Nursing, will demonstrate how Auggies connect to the community in ways that uplift mission-driven work as it asks us all to be bold.

Register for the webinar or to attend in-person.

Friday – Internship and Career Recruiting Fair

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Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors are invited to attend the virtual Minnesota Private Colleges Fall Internship & Career Fair on Friday, September 25th. Cost is FREE!

Why Should You Attend?
By attending the Job Fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 30+ Minnesota, regional, and national companies. Many are hiring NOW for summer 2021 internships and full-time careers spring 2021.

Employers will be hiring in all areas of business, including; consulting, banking, finance, actuarial science, stats/data science, technology, business analysis, management and leadership training/development, and project management.

Registration Process:
*Step #1 – Register on Handshake
*Step #2 – Register on the virtual fair platform “Brazen” (link provided after you register on Handshake)

See Registered Employers –

Register & Learn More

Register & Learn More

Register for the virtual Retirewise Workshop Series (starts Oct 1)

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Augsburg Wellbeing is again offering the Retirewise program to faculty and staff. Spouses and partners are also welcome to attend. Retirewise is a financial and retirement education program presented by MetLife and is coordinated by our benefits broker, NFP.

This program has been well received in the past, so we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this complimentary, practical and straightforward workshop series. It doesn’t matter how much or how little planning you’ve done, or if your retirement is many years away, you’ll find the Retirewise workshops worthwhile.

Each Retirewise session has different topics that build on each other.

Building the Foundation
Creating & Managing Wealth
Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
Making the Most of What You Have

With Retirewise, you’ll be on your way to making smarter financial decisions and creating an action plan that works for you.

Virtual Workshop Details:
Session 1: Thursday, October 01, 2020
Session 2: Thursday, October 08, 2020
Session 3: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Session 4: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST

For more detailed information about this virtual workshop series, and to register for the event, follow the link below. Webinar instructions will be provided in confirmation and reminder emails. If asked for company name, enter Augsburg University.

Registration Link

We Need Your Voice — Calling all Undergraduate Students

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Recruiting Augsburg undergraduate students – earn a $10 e-gift card

Please sign-up for ONE small focus group (max 5 students per group, see dates below) to share your opinion about our convocation series at Augsburg University.

• Friday, Oct. 2nd, 4-5pm
• Tuesday., Oct. 6th, 7-8pm
• Wednesday, October 14th, 3-4pm

The goal of these focus groups is to hear Augsburg student experiences to inform changes in our convocation series. We will use the opinions of those who participate to inform changes moving forward. Notes (taken by a student volunteer in the group, and Prof. Koh) from the focus groups will be compiled and shared with Provost Karen Kaivola. Participants are required to sign-up in advance; each student will receive a $10 e-gift card.

If you’re interested, please email Prof. Koh ( to sign up. Space is limited to a total of 16 students.

STEM Peer Mentoring Info Session TODAY 4 p.m.

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Are you a STEM major here at Augsburg?

If so, we invite you to tune into our virtual info session! This is an awesome opportunity to learn more about our student-led organization as well as ask questions to members and get connected to the Augsburg STEM Community!

A tiny spiel on SPM: We are a peer-led organization that’s designed to support First and Second year STEM majors as they navigate their academic and professional careers. Juniors and Seniors also apply to be mentors and share their insight, opportunities they recommend, and things they wish they’d have known starting out. It’s an awesome program that is really geared toward helping students succeed in STEM!

STEM majors we support:

-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies

The info session will be TODAY Thursday 9/24/2020 from 4pm-5pm. Below is the zoom link where you can tune in at that time! Hope to see ya there!

Any question, please reach out to

Link to Info Session

Christensen Symposium – Oct. 1

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2020 Christensen Symposium
Date: Thursday, October 01, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
Format: Zoom Webinar – to register see meeting Zoom webinar link below

The Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium will feature the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. In his position as the inaugural James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Rev. Dr. Franklin challenges students to explore the concept of moral leadership in the 21st century in different cultures and contexts in the United States and around the world.

Dr. Franklin’s most recent book, Moral Leadership: Integrity, Courage, Imagination (2020), will be the focus of his October 1st presentation. Dr. Franklin proposes a model for moral leadership anchored in intellectual and ethical integrity, a vision of and commitment to the public good, and personal investment in transformative community. He shares ways in which we can discover and foster those qualities in ourselves.

The Symposium will feature a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Franklin followed by Q & A. This is a free event, open to students, staff and faculty. Registration required at webinar link provided. After registering, participants will receive a link to connect to the event.

Zoom Webinar Link

Live Campaign Report to Augsburg Benefactors

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President Pribbenow and Augsburg’s campaign chair Dr. Paul Mueller ’84 invite you to join a Live Campaign Report to Augsburg Benefactors on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. Central time. They will provide an update on Augsburg’s current campaign results and you’ll hear from faculty, students, and volunteer leaders.

Please RSVP to Chris Bogen ’09 at or 612-330-1696. Zoom information will be shared the day before the event.

TODAY: First of 2 Gilman Scholarship Workshops–Win up to 5k for Study Abroad

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The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad is a national award of up to $5,000 (or $8,000 for language study). Applications are due Oct 6 for next Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 as well as Academic Year 2021-2022! Come on down, planners!

There are lots of ways to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!

TODAY – Application Workshop 230-3pm on Zoom
Augsburg staff will walk through what makes a great application and answer your questions

TOMORROW- AMA (AskMeAnything) 2pm on Instagram live
Gilman Staff and student alums answer your questions!

NEXT WEEK — Tuesday Sept 30
Application Workshop 1030-11am on Zoom
Augsburg staff will walk through what makes a great application and answer your questions

We have a great track record of Auggie Gilman Scholarship WINNERS — and maybe that will include YOU!

Questions? Contact

Link to 2:30pm Workshop on Zoom

Tri Beta’s Mindfulness and Yoga Event TODAY via zoom

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Are you feeling a little stressed as the semester progresses?

Join Tri-Beta today, September 24th, via zoom from 6p-7p to do some mindfulness & yoga together!

Whether it’s for 10 minutes or the whole hour – we hope to see you there!

For more information and to get the zoom link, please go to the Auggie Life Event link below.

Auggie Life Event Link

Augsburg Homecoming 2020

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Who’s ready for Augsburg’s 2020 Homecoming week? Here are some events to look out for:

-Drag/Lip Sync Showdown on September 24th
-Movie Night Showing of “Queen and Slim” on September 25th
-Homecoming Royalty Coronation Ceremony on September 26th

See the Campus Life Facebook Page for more information!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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