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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

Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

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The following proposals were approved at the Monday, April 12 AAC Meeting:

-HPE 204: New Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology course.
-Creative Writing Minor: Checklist revisions
-AugEx 5: Gay in the BWCA, An Immersive Experience: Augsburg Experience Option
-KEY 490: Addition of prerequisite courses
-BUS 301: Addition of prerequisite courses
-ACC 322/ACC 323/ACC 324/ACC 326/ACC 423/ACC 425: Ability to have the courses taught in Hybrid and/or Online modalities.

The committee was also updated on upcoming proposals for a Minor Curricular Standards Policy, as well as a policy for Student-Designed Minors.

Jenny Hanson, Chair of the TEL subcommittee, was on-hand to introduce TEL’s proposal to become a standing committee. This proposal will be voted on by AAC at the next meeting on April 26. AAC also approved TEL’s recommendation to allow for flexibility in teaching modalities through this Summer and Fall, with a necessary modality approval process being brought for Spring 2022 (2021 Sem 2).

Information on AAC can be found at There you will find meeting minutes, proposal information, and a summary of committee approvals (also linked below).

AAC Proposal Tracking Summary

Nine Augsburg Faculty Receive Augsburg Grants to Support Their Scholarship in 2021-2022

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Nine Augsburg faculty from eight different programs have been awarded a total of almost $22,000 in Scholarship Grants to support their professional work during the 2021-2022 academic year. Each Spring, the Faculty Development Committee reviews faculty requests for the available scholarship funds provided by Augsburg University and selects projects which provide the maximum benefit to faculty, students, the university, and the faculty member’s discipline. Congratulations to all 2021-2022 recipients!

Kristina Boerger (MUS) $150.00
Jacqui deVries (HIS) $2,000.00
Lori Brandt Hale (REL) $4,000.00
Annie Heiderscheit (MUS) $1,685.00
Abby Hughes-Scalise (PRP) $3,165.00
Ibrahim Keita (ECO) $2,500.00
Tara Mader (HPE) $3,000.00
Erin Sugrue (SWK) $2,250.00
Belize Torres Narváez (THR) $3,000.00

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

General Announcements

Apply to be Opinions Editor of the Echo Next Year (Paid Position)

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The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is looking for students interested in our position of Opinions Editor.

*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 “Opinions” section is responsible for curating, editing and writing articles centered on Augsburg student and community opinions and stories. Some examples of Opinions content topics include political comics, critiques of Augsburg administration and leadership, experiences of marginalized identities, political views and more. A bullet-point list of this position’s duties are below.

– Curate, edit and write articles centered on Augsburg student and community opinions.
– When editing, maintain writer’s intended meaning. Strive to collaborate with writers when possible.
– Commit to being open, fair and reasonable about Opinions submitted.
– Plan photos for section in coordination with Photo Editor.
– Be part of a 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 by April 17th at 11:59pm. Let us know if you have any questions.

Interested in Being a STEM Mentor?

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If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a 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 rising 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:
-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 to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2021. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to


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

Campus Ministry – Chapel with Kristina Fruge

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You are invited to for a virtual chapel service today with Kristina Fruge, Managing Director of the Christensen Center for Vocation, sharing a homily on good news in the midst of bad news. Musician: Interim Campus Ministry Musician Tom Witt. The service is available on YouTube.

You are also invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry:

As we continue to journey through this Easter season, our shouts of Alleluia at Christ’s resurrection are matched with cries of lament as we face the harsh realities of this life. Death was defeated on the cross, and yet we suffer.
We are led through a time of Matins prayer by the songs and spoken words Emily Feld and Luther Seminary Student Francisco Concepcion.

Chapel Service

Personal Care Assistants Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work starting May and some hours during this summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!

Event Announcements

QIPOC is Now Accepting Nominations

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Are you a Queer Person of Color and want to get involved on campus? Currently, QIPOC is accepting nominations to serve on the QIPOC board. This is a great opportunity to get active within the community and help make Augsburg an even more inclusive, welcoming space for QIPOC students! If you are interested, please nominate yourself by applying through the nomination form attached. Nominations are open until Friday, April 23rd. Elections are held Monday April 26-30th.

QIPOC Nomination Form

Forum Presentaion, Learning to See and Hear Each Other Across Difference

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When: May 20, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation

Register here:

Presenters: Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Hayward Bell, Raytheon Company RETIRED  |  Kimberly B. Davis, National Hockey League  |  Lee Tschanz, Rockwell Automation  |  Amy Wilczynski, Anderson & Rust – Borough of Allendale, NJ

What do we believe about ourselves as a people and country — the UNITED States of America? What values do we pass on to our children and their children’s children? What resonates for us, and why?

Join us for a moderated panel discussion that explores understanding our beliefs and values, what underwrites our political identities, and how to influence ourselves and our interactions in partnership and leadership across many difference points of view.

Learning Outcomes
Learn how to deeply listen to hear and recognize the humanity in ourselves and each other
Embrace paradoxes of sameness and difference, individual and group
Explore how our mindsets are shaped by our beliefs and values (what underpins our political identities)
Challenge your mindset to see bigger and broader and to go deeper to the heart level

Tomorrow – 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

Howling Bird Press Book Launch this Friday

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On April 16, John Medeiros reads the amazing story of the trials and triumphs of two identical twins, one of whom is gay and HIV-positive. This online event, presented by Quatrefoil Library, is free to the public. Registration is required. Additional information is available on Quatrefoil’s website:

Using Sex Toys to Heal from Trauma with Sarah Brynn Holliday

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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. **Augsburg Students Only***

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Music Therapy Study Session

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Come join us for a virtual study session leading into finals! This Friday the 16th from 2-5pm, Surround yourself with other people who are also studying to peer pressure yourself into getting work done. Breakout rooms can be opened for anyone that needs peer-to-peer help, tutoring, or discussion.

Mutual Aid Needs for Brooklyn Center High School Drive

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Right now, community members in the Brooklyn Center area are most in need of




Peanut Butter


Dish Soap

Cooking Oil

Laundry Detergent

Personal care items



If you have any of these items and are able to bring them outside the Sabo Center door in Anderson (yellow bin); Campus Kitchen will bring them to Brooklyn Center High School. The Sabo Center is located in the lower level of Anderson Residence Hall, just across the street from Old Main. Go to the door marked 720 (to the left of the stairs) on 21st Avenue, go down the stairs and head to the office suit immediately on your left.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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AirPods for Sale

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AirPods for sale!!

Pre owned so they have some usage
Case fully works to charge then but one of the pods goes in and out with playing sound. The left and right work for a little bit together, then the left will drop in and out.

Because of this I’m only asking $30, this could be a great backup AirPod case for someone who already owns a pair, and I’m very flexible on the price!