Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg Zip Code Eligible for Fairgrounds Vaccinations by Appointment

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According to a press release from Gov. Walz, vaccinations will begin at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on April 14 and serve Minnesotans living in the highest Social Vulnerability Index zip codes. Augsburg’s 55454 zip code is included. The site will be by appointment only. Minnesotans living in the zip codes listed can sign up for the Vaccine Connector to be selected for an appointment. Minnesotans can call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053 for language assistance and any questions about signing up for the Connector.

Governor Walz, FEMA Announce Federally-Supported Vaccination Site at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Teaching and Learning

Fulbright Information Session Hosted by Fulbright

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Juniors, graduating seniors, and alums hear from Fulbright employees about the Fulbright US Student Program. In this program, you can teach English, study and/or do research in one of 140 countries, paid for by Fulbright. Learn from the experts about the program and application process.

This virtual session is April 19 at 3:00 pm.

Register Here

Want To Teach, Study, or Research Abroad with Fulbright?

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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright US Student Program Website

New EDTalk Premiers TOMORROW at 3:10 p.m.

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Pondering the ‘experience curriculum’: Jason Michael Lukasik, Assistant Professor of Education, will share insight into the curriculum history and theory that underpins ‘experiential education.’ Given Augsburg’s commitment to meaningful experiential education, this session invites you to ponder the experience curriculum.

Premiering Wednesday, April 14 at 3:10 pm

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10 pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

EDTalk Zoom Information (must have Augsburg login to view)

3 Days in May: Request for Proposals (Due April 16)

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CTL’s annual “Three Days in May” professional development event will take place over Zoom Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13, 2021, and we are officially accepting proposals for seminars, workshops, panels, etc. You do not need to present a topic in order to propose it, but it is much more likely to get scheduled if you provide a coordinator for the session.

Sessions may be 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes long and should somehow address one of the categories listed below OR provide other essential information for teaching faculty and staff (e.g. tenure portfolio workshops). To submit a proposal, click on the short Google form here which will ask for a temporary title, topic category(ies), coordinator name (if any), and length of session.

The theme for “3 Days” this year is “Closing the Loop on the Augsburg Student Survey”, and all sessions will be listed under at least one of six categories: (1) Student Mental and Physical Health, (2) Planning and Study Skills, (3) Peer Support and Connection, (4) Student Interaction with Faculty, (5) Clear and Flexible Teaching Practices, and (5) Student Professional and Career Development.

We fully expect most proposals to be scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director (

Submit Your “3 Days in May” Proposal

Teaching Tip Tuesday: The Inevitability of Learning

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In 1933, a speech given by John Dewey at Teachers College, Columbia University was published by the New York Times. In it, he describes what a utopian vision for education might be. He opens, “the most utopian thing about Utopia is that there are no schools at all.” Recognizing the limits of the institution of schooling, Dewey argued for learning by association, experiences together, much like apprenticeships, driving the collective education for the Utopians. Key to Dewey’s idea was what he called “the inevitability of learning” and that the utopians became utopian only when they had moved away from an acquisitive society (where they sought to acquire knowledge in order to acquire things) to an inquisitive society.

This month’s EDTalks will focus on the experiences had by our students. On April 14, Jason Lukasik will speak to the curricular theories and history that underpin experiential learning. On April 28, Joe Underhill will reflect on the evolving nature of the River Semester, and how he continually engages students in teaching “by doing and by example.” As Augsburg is committed to creating meaningful experiences with our students, these talks, and Dewey’s piece, help us to focus on the necessary move from “acquisitive” to “inquisitive.”

The speech can be found here:

Teaching Tips are posted on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.

EDTalk Information

General Announcements

Mary Laurel True Farewell

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After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Augsburg and our surrounding communities, Mary Laurel True will be moving on. Her last day is Friday, April 16. She will bring her great skill and passion for community engagement to a new position at the Community Action Center of Northfield.

We will have a farewell gathering for Mary Laurel in May when the weather is warmer and we can be outdoors. Please watch for the date to be set soon, and in the meantime, wish her best of luck and many thanks for all that she has given Augsburg.

Be a Smart Student Using TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Reminder Students: Register Your Internship

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Have you secured a summer 2021 or fall 2021 internship? If yes, consider registering your experience for academic credit or for 0-Credit Augsburg Experience.

Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website to receive the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Please contact with internship-related questions.

Internship Registration Forms

Applications are Now Open for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

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The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Thursday, May 13 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Tuesday, May 25 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:
Questions? Contact:

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Express Your Interest

Sad News – Orlette Tatley

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Orlette Tatley, a former Augsburg staff member, died on April 2, 2021. After many years of service in the library,Tatley retired in 1996. Prior to that she had worked in the college bookstore. She is remembered not only for her role on staff, but also for her enduring and generous support of Augsburg in numerous ways including as a dedicated volunteer with the Augsburg Associates. Service information is pending, updates will be available through Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home.

Boyd Koehler, associate professor emeritus, offered these words of remembrance:
“I worked closely with her at Augsburg University in the library for almost a decade and was struck by the impact she had on so many faculty, staff, and students. She was a genius in her ability to make the library a very welcoming atmosphere and also was a stellar role model for students. She created a lasting impression for all of us with her strong work ethic, her incredible sense of humor, and her moral convictions. She was an indelible embodiment of the college’s commitment to academic excellence and dedication to truth.”

Tatley obituary and service information

Apply to be A&C Editor of the Echo Next Year (Paid)

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The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our position of A&C Editor. Applications for this position close on April. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

*Pro tip: you do not need to be an expert in writing or editing to do well as an Echo editor. The Echo provides ample training and a welcoming team of support. If you’re interested, go for it!*

The editor of our “Arts & Culture” section is responsible for curating, editing and writing articles that provide coverage of artistic happenings and events in the Augsburg community. Some examples of A&C content includes articles that highlight cultural events on campus, spotlights the work of local artists, promotes artistic events happening in the local community, and even reviewing shows or albums by Augsburg artists. A bullet-point list of this position’s responsibilities are below:

-Be knowledgeable about artistic happenings and of artists in the Augsburg and greater Minneapolis community.
-Understand the components of a fair and adequate review.
-Plan photos in coordination with Photo Editor.
-Contribute to our welcoming and supporting team!

This position is paid $60 per newspaper issue (we release 10 issues every semester) and works 6 hours a week.

If you are interested in applying, please send over a cover letter and resume to! Let us know if you have any questions.

Apply to be a LEAD Fellow Today

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The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Learn more and apply here

Faculty and Staff: Audit ML 599 Grant Writing this Summer for Only $250

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Faculty and staff –

Use your Augsburg tuition benefit to study grant writing this summer. ML599 Grant Writing is offered Monday nights on May 10, 24, June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9. All classes are online live/zoom format. If you take it for credit (3 credits), the cost to Augsburg faculty/staff is $595.50 You can also just audit the course and the cost is only $250 (no credit). For more information contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at

Event Announcements

2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony

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The 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony is coming up soon! The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. The award recipients will be announced at the Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Inductees of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society and graduates of the Inclusion Scholars program will also be honored.

Please RSVP on Auggie Life to join the celebration of our student leaders and student organizations.

Link to Auggie Life:

Breaking Down Sex Toy Stigma

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Tuesday, April 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this dynamic workshop, Sarah Brynn Holliday, a trauma and sexuality speaker, explores the wide world of sex toys, what makes a toy body-safe, and the basics of knowing which retailers and manufacturers you can trust. We’ll also delve into deeper topics like using sex toys to heal from sexual trauma, and why education about this topic in this political moment is so important. Register before the event to get the link.

Registration For Event

Using Sex Toys to Heal from Trauma with Sarah Brynn Holliday

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Wednesday, April 14 ⋅ 4:00 – 6:00pm

This session is indented & created for students – staff, faculty, and community are encouraged to attend Intro to Sex Toys | April 13th | 6-8PM

How can survivors reclaim pleasure after trauma? How can we use sex toys as tools for our healing journeys? How can we affirm pleasure as a human right for everyone—including survivors? We’ll talk about the intersection of trauma education and sex toy education, sex toy basics and safety, using sex toys as pleasure mapping tools to rediscover and reconnect with your body as a survivor, and self-care. All survivors are welcome. Sarah’s work is informed by an inclusive definition of trauma that recognizes many types of traumas can affect pleasure. Register for the event to get Zoom Link.

Registration For Event

Physician Assistant Info Session Today – Augsburg Pre-PA Club

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Join the Augsburg Pre-PA Club to learn more about the physician assistant profession, graduate physician assistant programs, and much more this evening Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 pm via Zoom! This info session is open to any student interested in medicine or looking to explore different careers in healthcare. Contact for more information on the upcoming event.

TODAY: Zyzzogeton Virtual Student Research Symposium

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Augsburg celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments.

This year Zyzzogeton will be held virtually, with student posters available for viewing online and live Q & A sessions.

We welcome ALL of the Augsburg community—students, faculty, staff–to attend this virtual event. No prior knowledge of the featured research areas is necessary! If you aren’t able to make one of the live sessions, you’re encouraged to post questions or comments for the students on the symposium website.

Students on campus can also enjoy Z-themed foods in the Christensen cafeteria!

Live Session Schedule:
(Zoom links will be posted on the Symposium website)
3:00 – 3:20pm Biochemistry, Chemistry, MSCS, Physics
3:20 – 3:40pm Biology
3:40 – 4:00pm Social Sciences, Humanities
4:00 – 4:20pm Arts, Business, Exercise Science, Social Work

Please join us on Tuesday, April 13, 3 – 4:30pm at

April 13th is Convocation schedule so there are no classes during Zyzzogeton, you can find the altered class times here:

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Thursday – Forum Webinar: From Bystander to Ally

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When: April 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, DCY Consulting  |  Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Connecting Differences, LLC
Cost: Free

When anyone is confronted by any form of aggression, whether verbal, physical, social, or economic, it is natural to feel fear, doubt, and paralysis. This is important in assessing critical next steps if we happen to be a bystander. We must also look at our own fears and triggers as they, too, play a role in how we may react or respond to any potential conflict or confrontation.

During this webinar participants will consider some very important questions as they devise their own ways of responding to triggering situations. How does privilege impact decisions to engage in conflict and whether/how to respond? When is allyship an act of support, and when is it not? Who gets to decide? How do we deal with our own emotional responses to aggression and confrontation? How can one become an effective ally in a virtual work world and how does this differ from an in-person workplace?

Learning Outcomes
Know how to decide when to intervene as an active bystander
Identify and manage their personal emotional triggers
Utilize practical tools to engage in building allyship for safety in their workplace

Virtual Poster Presentation on April 13 at 10:30 p.m. | Cultural Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Join this virtual event where graduate students from Augsburg’s Clinical Psychology PsyD program will review existing research on cultural applications and adaptations to cognitive behavioral therapy.

Graduate students will present virtual posters of their work and respond to questions on the following specific topics: CBT for American Indians with Substance Use Disorders, CBT with Arab individuals presenting with symptoms of trauma, addressing therapist microaggressions when working with transgender individuals in a CBT framework, and cultural considerations when using CBT with transgender BIPOC individuals.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 989 2538 6248
Passcode: 087642

Today: Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Dr. Joseph S. Francisco

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Everyone is welcome to attend the Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Convocation TODAY, April 13, 2021.


Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
11 – 11:45 a.m. Central
Format: Zoom Webinar

Event Registration

Graduating? Let Staffing Agencies Help You for Free

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Are you graduating this Spring, Summer or in December 2021?

Are you seeking a full-time entry level job and feeling anxious about the job search? You are not alone, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. The Strommen Career & Internship Center invites you to attend a small virtual Staffing Agency Fair on Friday, April 30th.

Staffing Agencies specialize in recruiting and staffing for a single industry or location. These agencies are able to better understand the qualifications that candidates possess to help match them with an organization/position that’s a good fit for them. For new grads who don’t have internship experience, working with a staffing agency is a great way to strengthen your resume. In many cases the only way to get hired by larger employers is when you go through a staffing agency.

By working with a variety of companies, you can show that you have the portfolio of skills and projects needed to succeed in a full-time position. Even if you have held internships during college, staffing agencies can help you land that first job out of college.

This fair is an opportunity for you to learn how staffing agencies can help YOU! There is NO fee paid by the candidate, so what do you have to lose?

Register for a group session where you will learn about the company and their process for helping recent grads find work or schedule 1:1 session with a representative to learn more about how they can assist you in your entry-level job search!

If you have questions, please email

Strommen Career & Internship Staff

Register – Staffing Agency Job Fair

Minneapolis City Issues: Info Session

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Join the Sabo Center for an info session centering initiatives to create change in our city in the areas of public safety and affordable rent.

We will be joined by Elliot Altbaum, an organizer with ISAIAH to help us learn about what these initiatives mean for us and for community members around us. Event is via Zoom.

Learn more and register here

Keeping Track of Auggies

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