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Forum Podcast Ep. 74: How to Communicate So People See the System

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Minal Bopaiah (Brevity & Wit) discusses key insights from social science, particularly psychology, on how audiences hear our messages and why they need to see the system if we really want things to change.

TODAY – ED Talk: “How I Learned to Love Integrated Course Design and Why you Should, Too”

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ED Talks are back! Tara Mader and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (ICD Workshop Leaders) will introduce you to (or remind you about) Integrated Course Design (ICD). ICD is an all-inclusive pedagogical mind-set that we’ve sometimes described as “advanced professor-ing”. Come see why we’re so passionate about this idea and how you can get paid to learn about and design your course using this system.

CTL will offer ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom. This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 Ed talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond.

(click here to access the Zoom link; Augsburg login required)

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2022 and August 2023. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more

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Summer Language Study with Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 8th.

CLS Website

General Announcements

Today: Oyate Commons Extended Hours

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Oyate Commons have extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting the week of September 13th. Open hours will extend to 6:30pm. Oyate Commons assists students with study abroad, scholarships and internships opportunities and so much more. If you want to learn more about Oyate Commons stop by anytime!

Location: Lower level of Christensen Center ( next to the Auggie Nest)

If you have any questions contact

Dr. Moumita Dasgupta (Physics) Receives Grant Award from American Association of University Women

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Congratulations to Dr. Moumita Dasgupta (Physics), who received $34,700 in a grant award from American Association of University Women! She will use the funding to conduct a research study titled “Impact of Spatial Arrangement of Passive Obstacles on First Passage Time of an Active System.” To read more about the project, including how student researchers will be involved, click here.

Employer Table: College Muscle Movers TODAY

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On Wednesday, September 15th from 10:00 am-1:00pm representatives from College Muscle Movers will be in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

If you are looking for a flexible part-time job where you can be active, feel like you got a workout while on the job, choose your own schedule, work with some awesome people, you should stop by their table. You can work your way up to our lead positions where you will be able to enhance your leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Stop by their table in the Christensen Center.

Impress An Employer With Your Resume

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A resume is the first piece of information about you a potential employer will see. It’s crucial that it is prepared well. Meeting with a Strommen Career Peer Advisor is a great way to get specific feedback and tailor your resume to the position you want. Our Career Peer Advisors are ready to help you Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am. Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s. We look forward to supporting you!

Online, on-demand resume resources are available on our Strommen Community Moodle Site!

Back To School, Keep Your Cool With 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

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

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Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester classes have a travel component on spring break. These programs are open to students in good standing:

**ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC


Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

Join the MN Urban Debate League’s “Back to Debate” School Supply Drive

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities area.

We’re planning to shift back to in-person programming with COVID-19 precautions in place- which means we need new supplies!

Help us meet the moment by donating new or gently used supplies, including:

– Expanding file folders
– 1-inch+ binders
– Highlighters
– Sticky notes
– Legal pads
– Black, blue, and red pens

Check out our Amazon wishlist & help us equip our high school national topic debaters by the first tournament on September 25th!

If you or your workplace have gently-used supplies, please contact us at so we can set up a time for pickup/dropoff.

Or, make a flexible cash or check donation. $25 covers the entry fees for a student’s first debate tournament! Become a one-time or monthly giver now and you’ll set more students up for success in the first season.

Check out Bikes and Helmets at Lindell Library for Free

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The Augsburg Bike Share Program is a sustainable and cost-effective program that gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to check-out a bike at NO COST.

Head to Lindell Library’s first floor circulation desk with you Augsburg ID, and enjoy the outdoors and explore Augsburg’s surrounding communities by checking out a bike today!

For more details, click here

Event Announcements

NetSPI Presentation: Have You Thought about a Career in Ethical Hacking?

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Friday September 17, 2021 4pm – 5pm (CDT)

Dina Soulek, Senior Recruiter | NetSPI
Marissa Allen, Security Consultant | NetSPI
Graduate of Normandale Community College and Augsburg University

Have you ever thought about being an ethical hacker but didn’t know where to begin? NetSPI hires people for our 6-month immersive training program where we typically hire recent college grads or folks looking to make a career change. This 6-month program training program comes along with competitive pay and benefits typical with all full-time employees at NetSPI (including health, dental, vision, etc.). The training program is staged as an extension of the classroom – where we’ve had groups as small as 4 and as large as 16 learn all things pentesting. We typically gear the program towards web app pentesting with hopes of setting a strong foundation for our pentesters to learn and grow into different areas across our service lines. Once they reach the 6 months mark, they are reviewed via a lab to be considered for a promotion to a client facing penetration tester.

In this presentation we will share who we are (NetSPI), introduce ourselves and what we do, portray a day in the life as a pentester, and what growth at our organization looks like. There will be an interactive portion of the presentation and the opportunity to ask questions!

For more information about NetSPI:

Register in advance for this virtual presentation:

The zoom link for the virtual event will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

J Flight at Iconic First Ave and 7th St – September 21

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The Twin Cities area is rich in culture and arts! Have you been wanting to explore the vibrant Minneapolis music scene? Come out and see some of the talent we have here right in our backyards.

J flight is a national artist from right here in Saint Paul and he will be performing at the iconic First Ave & 7th St Entry on Tuesday, September 21st! Come show support and maybe find a new favorite artist or two while you are at it!

Special guests include: Soda Supreme, Xten with Rich Goone and Alexkai, Yare and Knucky. Hosted by Tadow.

This is an 18+ event. ID required. Doors open at 7, Show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

You must have your vaccine card or proof of a negative covid test within 72 hours prior to the show.

Buy tickets here!

TODAY- U.S. Bank Info Sessions on Summer 2022 Internships and Full-time Jobs

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US Bank Hiring 2022 Interns & Full-time Hires- Info Session
Wednesday, September 15th
5:00 -6:00 pm
Hagfors Center 351
Pizza provided!

We know it seems early to begin to think about Summer 2022 internships, however, large employers are starting their recruitment season NOW! Don’t miss your opportunity to have an excellent summer 2022 internship with US Bank. They have an excellent paid internship program and hire over 100 interns each summer.

US Bank representatives will be on campus looking to meet students and to explain their internship program, full-time opportunities and recruitment timelines. They are open to all majors. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in careers in business or technology are strongly encouraged to attend.

Schedule of event:
• Overview of US Bank and their top-rated internship program & full-time jobs
• Learn about their early recruitment timeline
• Resume Tips – What they look for in new hires
• Hear from Auggies that have previously interned at US Bank

Sponsored by – Augsburg Business Student Organization and the Strommen Career and Internship Center

Questions? or


Register – Fall Business Recruiting Fair

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Are you seeking an internship or full-time career in a business related field? Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are invited to attend the hybrid Minnesota Private Colleges Fall Recruiting Fair.

In-Person – Tuesday, September 21st
Virtual Fair – Thursday, September 23rd
FREE shuttle from Augsburg to the Minneapolis Convention Center!

Attend a 20 – Minute PREP SESSION in the Strommen Center, Suite 100 , Christensen Center
Wednesday, September 15th 10:40am
Thursday, September 16h 11:30-12:00 or 4:30-5:00

Why Should You Attend?
By attending the Fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 30+ Minnesota, regional, and national companies. These employers are recruiting NOW for summer 2022 internships and full-time careers spring 2022. No FEE to attend either fair.

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.

See Registered Employers for In-Person Fair–

Register and Learn More

Register and Learn More

Daily Chapel: Muslim Student Association

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40am for a chapel service led by the Muslin Student Association board members and Fardosa Hassan, Muslim Student Program Associate and Assistant Director of Interfaith at Augsburg. Sharmarke Omar, Anzal Sahal, Hafsa Abdi, Yahye Farah, Hamza Hassan, and Fathumo Mohamed will share about how their faith informs their lives and their studies at Augsburg. The chapel service from yesterday is available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Tuesday’s Chapel Service

Tomorrow, Forum Webinar Engaging with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers and Employees

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When: September 16, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenters: Vannessa LeBoss, Communication Service for the Deaf  |  Craig Radford, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
Cost: Free

Every day, one to two million Deaf Americans are forced to communicate either through a third party or secondary language in order to reach customer support. This session will share new technology and resources now available today that will allow your organization to provide direct video communication for customer support in sign language instead of relying on outdated third party interpreters or TTY’s. Learn how to create jobs and hire qualified deaf employees with ease, while providing equitable customer support and gaining customers from an untapped market in the process.

Learning Outcomes
Understand the pros & cons of current customer support methods & equitable options now available
Learn why one in four deaf quit due to discrimination, and how to avoid isolation for people with a disability
Learn innovative ways to reach an untapped two million plus customer market and internally create jobs

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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Over the last school year, it felt difficult to connect and we are glad to be able to reconnect. Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM beginning September 20. Meeting topics may include assistive technology, communicating effectively with instructors, managing stress and other topics of interest to you. Join us in person (OGC 100) or via Zoom. For accommodations needed to participate contact
Hope to see you soon!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 7872

Calling All Those Interested in Theology and Public Leadership

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Have you ever worked at a summer camp? Have you taught Sunday School or volunteered at your church? Do you wonder what it might be like to work at a church, for a job? Yes, there are so many awesome careers for this. Then check out our Theology & Public Leadership or Public Church Scholars majors.

Join us at the Fall Kick Off on Tuesday, September 21st at 4:30pm in Hagfors to meet professors, students, and learn more about studying theology at Augsburg.

RSVP Here for the Tues, Sept 21st RLN/TPL/PHI Fall Kick Off

Auditions for Theater Department Fall Production

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Auditions for Iphigenia and Other Daughters
Auditions for Iphigenia and Other Daughters will be Virtual Auditions via zoom Tuesday, September 21, 4:00 – 5:45 pm.
AND Wednesday, September 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Call Backs are in person in Tjornhom-Nelson Theater on Friday, September 24, 3:45 – 5:45pm.

**Due to the close proximity that theater rehearsals and productions require, the theater department is requiring Full Covid vaccinations in order to participate in the Fall and Spring productions. As a department, we are committed to the safety of all involved. This requirement is in line with national industry vaccine requirement standards.

You will need to memorize a 30 second piece (10-15 lines) of any text.
Please read the script before you audition. Iphigenia and Other Daughters

*If you have more than one daily conflict with Rehearsals, please do not audition.
• Rehearsals are in person Tues/Thurs 3:45-5:45 pm and Weds/Fri 6:30-9:30 pm beginning Tue, Sept. 28. No. Mondays.
• The addition of Monday rehearsals will begin Nov. 8 from 6:30-9:30.
• Tech week is Mon., Nov. 15-17. All Rehearsal times will be 5:00-11:00pm.
• Productions are Thurs., Nov. 18 at 8pm and Fri, Sat 19 & 20 at 7pm. Call times 2 hours before performance.

All Students Are Welcomed and Wanted to Audition!

More audition information

Speech Team: Zoom Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tonight

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Did you participate in forensics in high school? Would you at least like to dabble in it now that you’re in college? Augsburg’s Speech Team will be having an organizational meeting tonight (Wednesday) from 7:00-7:30 on Zoom. If you’d like to receive a Zoom invitation to the meeting, contact David Lapakko, Director of Forensics (

Study Abroad and Away Fair TODAY

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Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.


Wednesday, September 15

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for great gift cards!

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away & get a fair preview!

Info Session: Gilman Scholarship – Big $$$ for Study Abroad

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The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to one of the Gilman Scholarship info sessions to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.


Wednesday Sept 22, 3:30-4:30pm in OGC 100

Thursday, Sept 23, 3:45-4:45 pm in OGC 100

To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due October 5*** for study abroad in spring 2022, summer or fall/academic year 2022. March 1 deadline for summer and fall 2022 programs and beyond.

Have questions? Get in touch: or

Gilman Scholarship information and application

TOMORROW! Environmental Action Committee Welcome Event

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Join the Environmental Action Committee on our first event of the Academic Year! Come paint a pot and plant an herb that you get to take with you as you learn what EAC is all about. Desserts will also be served.
Thursday, September 16th 6-7PM – Marshall Room

Additional information can be found here

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Now Hiring: Find Meaningful and Fun Paid Student Positions at the MN Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students.

We’re hiring for multiple student worker positions. If you’re an Augsburg student, please check out these positions and apply:

Nonprofit Communications Intern:

Quartermaster/Supply Assistant:

Have Debate Experience? Become a Paid Coach with the MN Urban Debate League

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Have Debate Experience? Become a Paid Coach or Judge for the MN Urban Debate League.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Our mission is to empower students to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

We are looking for community coaches for the 2020-21 season. Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred.

We pay our coaches $2,250 for the September-December season and we pay judges $55 a day to judge.

Contact Jake Swede at if you fit the description and are interested!

Open FT and Contract Positions at the MNUDL

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We are hiring for multiple FT and contract positions:

Operations Coordinator:

The Operations Coordinator plays an essential role in implementing the administrative and operation systems for the Minnesota Urban Debate League program. The pay range is $38,000-42,000 yearly. Augsburg University provides full benefits; additionally after one year, employees are eligible for tuition remission – a great benefit to further a degree for yourself or a dependent.
Learn more about the job and apply via Augsburg University:

Community Debate Liaison – AmeriCorps VISTA

The Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA role deadline has been extended to October 1st. Gain professional development in the nonprofit field while expanding the capacity of our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. An AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship is a great way to make a career change to the nonprofit field or prepare yourself for further education. Note: this job can be completed as a hybrid position if needed. Email for more information.

Contract Photographer

We are searching for a contract tournament & event photographer. We are seeking experienced photographers with their own gear who can capture the excitement of tournaments, from rounds to award ceremonies. Weekend availability required in fall. Please contact with photo samples so we can set up a further conversation.