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Fulbright Information Session Hosted by Fulbright on Monday

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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

3 Days in May: Request for Proposals (Due TODAY)

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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

Join Fellowship Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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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.

Fridays | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

ZOOM Information (requires an Augsburg login to view)

General Announcements

PASU Elections

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Hi Auggies, today is the last day to run for positions within the Pan-African Student Union. All positions are open for the 2021-2022 school year, find the sign up sheet here:

HR and Payroll Forms Deadline: Noon Today

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HR or Payroll Forms:
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon TODAY Friday, April 16 to be processed on the April 23 pay date. This includes routine forms for HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email if you have questions or need help.

Please submit your timesheet at the end of this week so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday noon deadline.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to for submission. Please contact for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Introducing the 2021-2022 Christensen Scholars

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The following students have been selected as the 2021-2022 Christensen Scholars Cohort. Congratulations!

Yordi Adenew
Renee Christensen
Dagmawi Girma
Emma Jones
Ed Loubaki
Anaiya Martin
Nadine Miller
Grace Muchahary
Hope Mwalilino

The Christensen Scholars program provides a unique opportunity for students to discuss and explore theology, faith, vocation, and the call to be neighbor in a small, supportive seminar setting. Thanks to additional generous donor support, the 2021-2022 Christensen Scholars will also be eligible for part-time paid community-based learning experiences to accompany their classroom learning. Learn more at:

Christensen Scholars Program

Join Model UN in Chicago this Fall

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Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American Model United Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to the United Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

Priority Application deadline is May 1, 2021 to apply on the Study Abroad/Away site.

Prerequisite: students must complete the POL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of May 1!

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


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.

Apply here

Help Others Get Their Vaccine and Get Yours Too

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Sign up to be a volunteer at a vaccine event at People’s Center (425 20th Ave S). Volunteers are needed Thursday, April 22 and Thursday, May 20. Shifts are 3.5 hours. Everyone who volunteers can either sign up to receive a vaccine or can give the opportunity to a loved one (Moderna). Volunteer tasks consist of directing people where to go, assisting people with form help and other activities on site. Sign up to volunteer here: Once you sign up for a shift please send your paperwork to Sarah Cash-Darvell,

We also are in need of nurse vaccinators to distribute the vaccines. There will be a NP on site to monitor people post-injection. Nurses please sign up here:


Paid Summer Internship

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Saint Paul Public Schools are offering paid internships for our CDF Freedom Schools Servant Leader Intern positions (SLI) to teach the IRC to a class of ten primarily African Americans and foster an environment that supports our children and young adults (known as “scholars” in the CDF Freedom Schools program) to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves and in their families, schools, communities, country, and world with hope, education, and action.

Job Details: Currently enrolled in a college program with a G.P.A, of 2.0; completed at least 1 year of college; experience working with culturally diverse children for 2 years; and former CDF Freedom Schools scholars are preferred. |
Required Virtual National Training with pay 5/21-5/27
from 12:30-5pm EST: Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute. Work
hours per set-up day (June 15 -18); and there are opportunities for promotions. Initial Hourly Pay
8.0 hours/day; work 8.0
Rate= $15, M-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm June 21 – July 30, 2021: Interested candidates apply to

Apply Here!

Faculty and Staff: Submit a Message to Auggies by Tuesday

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Faculty and staff are invited to submit short messages of support for students as we end this particularly challenging academic year via the Google Form linked below. The messages will be displayed in the digital screens around campus during the Late Night Breakfast and for the rest of that week.

Please keep the quotes short (no more than 3 sentences) and include your name and title.


Google Form

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

Congratulations Staff Appreciation Award Nominees

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The Staff Senate invites you to join us on May 10 to celebrate Augsburg staff! This year, we will be hosting the Staff Appreciation event on YouTube to celebrate work anniversaries, recognize Diversity and Inclusion Certificate recipients, and appreciate the 2020-21 recipients of the Outstanding Newcomer Award and the five Outstanding Staff Awards.

Here is a list of the award nominees:

Newcomer Nominees:
Kate Gray, Career Specialist, Strommen Center
Adrienne Kuchler Eldridge, Program Director, AYTI & Public Church Scholars
Aliza Verma, Program Specialist, PA Program
Marilyn Wetterer, Academic Liaison for Computing

Outstanding Staff Nominees:
Tina Brauer, Administrative Assistant, Music Department
Beth Carlson, Assistant Director, Center for Wellness & Counseling
Rev. Babette Chatman, University Pastor, Campus Ministry
Dianne Detloff, Administrative Program Coordinator, Center for Wellness and Counseling
Chris Dixon, Director of Athletic Diversity & Inclusion/Track & Field Assistant Coach
Andrea Dvorak, Associate Director of Off-Campus Study, Center for Global Education and Experience
Mulu Erana, Custodian, Facilities Management
Mike Fetting, Program Coordinator, Student Affairs
Nancy Guilbeault, Director, Center for Wellness & Counseling
Jack Hein, Assistant Director for Events and Engagement
Dan Malvin, System Administrator, Information Technology
Bryan Massich, Facilities Operations Manager
Susan Peacock, Coordinator of Custom Short Term Programs, Center for Global Education and Experience
Denielle Stepka, Assistant Director of Marketing

Nominated, but not eligible:
Alex Abraha, Assistant Director of Campus Life (last day on April 30)
Deanna Davis, Program Coordinator and Academic Advising, Professional & Graduate Studies (Staff Senator)
Alicia Quella, Program Director and Department Chair, PA Program (Faculty)

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Thank you for all you do for Augsburg.

– Augsburg Staff Senate

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:

Music Therapy Study Session TODAY

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Come join us for a virtual study session leading into finals! Tonight, 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.

Hybrid All Hands Meeting on May 6

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The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Late Night Breakfast Tues. April 20

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Celebrate the end of the academic year with this end-of-the-semester Augsburg tradition.

Tuesday, April 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in The Commons. Free to students with an Augsburg ID. A Visa gift card will be raffled that evening.

In addition to the more standard breakfast items served, we will have a Zucchini and Tomato Frittata, French Toast, and a BANANA SPLIT STATION.

The banana split station will be at the soft serve ice cream machine. Our staff members will be building your banana split to your desires. Choose any or all of the following; waffle wedge, bananas, cherries, jimmies, crushed pineapple, chocolate syrup, whipped cream…

Also available:
Vegan ice cream
Gluten free waffles
French Toast
Tater Tots
Scrambled Eggs
Beef Sausage Patties (halal)
Pork Sausage Links
Zucchini and Tomato Frittata
Fresh Baked Pastries

We hope to see everyone in the dining hall.

Campus Kitchen Giveaway

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Happy Earth Day! Campus Kitchen will be distributing 30 sustainable food bags to Augsburg students (first come first serve). These bags will include reusable straws + straw brushes, mason jars, locally-sourced fruit, and refillable containers with bulk food staple foods from Seward Coop including rice, pasta, and oats.

Join us in the Quad Thursday, April 22nd between 11:30-noon to grab a bag!

9 Minutes 29 Seconds: Prayer and Presence

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You are invited to join us in Hoversten Chapel to hold silence at 10:40 am for 9 minutes and 29 seconds as we remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and our call for racial justice in God’s world. Pastoral presence is available in Hoversten Chapel for support and prayer. Pastor Babette Chatman will be available in the chapel at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

Forum Event – Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference

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When: May 6, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core  |  Jenan Mohajir, Interfaith Youth Core

Religious diversity is an incredibly important part of American public life. Controversies regarding religion and business are regularly in both the press and the courts and more Americans say that they encounter religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of their life (PRRI, 2019). However, religion is often left out of the corporate diversity conversation. Diverse identities and perspectives on a team can lead to greater outcomes or can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. It is only when diverse identities are engaged, and team members have opportunities to intentionally learn about one another, that the potential strength of workplace diversity is unlocked. Developing a company culture that proactively engages religious diversity can open doors to greater employee productivity, enhanced client satisfaction, and even new business prospects. Join IFYC to explore why engaging religion matters in the workplace, workshop challenging scenarios, and identify your interfaith skillset.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Understand and apply interfaith frameworks to common tensions in the workplace related to religious identity and diversity
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture

Auggie Connect Monday

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Our last Auggie Connect for this semester will be Monday, April 19.

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join Augsburg alum, Zsolt Vincze, and CLASS staff, Cassie Charles, as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. If you need a disability related accommodation to participate please contact

Zoom Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Auggie Connect Zoom meeting

Keeping Track of Auggies

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