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Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

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Short-term study abroad & away programs in summer are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different! Summer 2022 has several short program options, each with different course choices, and you only commit to 2-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfil the Augsburg Experience requirement. Check them out!

****Community, Arts, and Culture in PUERTO RICO, USA

One course opton: THR 295 – Art for Social Change, fulfills a Fine Arts requirement

****Economic Crisis, Small Business, and Ethics in GREECE

Choose one course: Business, Economics, and Ethics in the Greek context: BUS 495, ECO 495, or Keystone 490

****Innovation & Design in the NETHERLANDS: Past & Present

Choose one ART and one HIS course:

Innovation in the Netherlands – HIS 195 (fulfills Humanities requirement) or HIS 440 (upper elective)


Intro or Advanced Digital Photography – ART 133 (fulfills Fine Arts requirement) or ART 333

****Music Therapy in SOUTH AFRICA

Choose one course: MUS 374 or 474 – Music Therapy Practicum

Grad student course options: MUS 511 and/or MUS 582

****Augsburg in MEXICO

Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry

Applications for these programs are due January 31 — 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.

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

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Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Central America and Southern Africa offer Auggies the opportunity to spend a transformative semester immersed in community abroad. With a small cohort of peers, you will engage with the courses, the places you visit, and the people you meet. These programs are perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. The programs listed below are available in both fall and spring semesters. You can use all your financial aid, receive an automatic $1500 Travel Grant, and you can apply for additional scholarships, too!

Check out the options:

CENTRAL AMERICA: Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement

~~three countries in one semester: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador

~~Courses in Spanish, Religion, History or Women’s & Gender Studies, and Political Science

~~Host family stays help you improve Spanish skills quickly

~~All courses in English, no Spanish knowledge required

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind

~~travel to South Africa and Namibia in one semester, FREE airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022

~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness

~~Internships available in a variety of fields


~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for fall semester programs

Get more information about classes and costs, and apply online here

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

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Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:


~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only)


~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )


~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

Forum Podcast Ep. 78: ERGs – An Untapped Resource Worthy of Your Investment

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more.

General Announcements

Augsburg Is a 20-Year Top Producer of Gilman Scholars

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Augsburg University was recognized yesterday by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for having produced the most Gilman recipients over the past 20 years in the “small institutions” category.

60 Augsburg students have used Gilman awards toward a study abroad experience since 2001!

This amazing accomplishment would not have been possible without the dedication of MANY people on campus to Gilman’s mission to make study abroad more accessible and inclusive. Special thanks to Leah Spinosa de Vega for recognizing the potential for Gilman winners at Augsburg so many years ago, and putting the recruitment building blocks in place. Thanks also to all the staff in the TRIO office for collaborating on workshops each semester and tirelessly identifying and encouraging great applicants. Their work to promote student success stories has helped more Auggies SEE themselves as Gilman winners.

Especially during this pandemic time when many study abroad experiences have been interrupted and even Gilman awards were not available due to COVID, Augsburg staff and faculty can be proud that so many Auggies have had transformative experiences abroad thanks to Gilman scholarships over the last 20 years.

Established in 2001, the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has provided scholarships to outstanding U.S. undergraduate students who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise participate. Since the program’s inception, more than 34,000 Gilman Scholars have studied or interned in more than 155 countries.

Learn more about Gilman Scholarships!

How to Get Affordable Health Insurance?

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Questions about getting health insurance through MNCare programs like Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare? MNsure certified navigators from Health Access MN will provide information about these programs and other options; there will be lots of time for Q&A! Many college students qualify for low cost insurance and don’t realize it! If you don’t have health insurance or want to learn more about it, check this out! Presentation will include info for undocumented students. Health Access MN provides free, one-on-one assistance with health insurance 651-645-0215,,, sponsored by the Center for Wellness & Counseling, Augsburg

Quiet Space for Virtual Interviews

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center is excited to announce that we now have a quiet space available in our suite for students to participate in virtual interviews with employers. The room is equipped with all of the necessary technology, including a large screen, microphone and camera!

Should you find that you have a virtual interview coming up, email or stop by our office in Suite 100 of the Christensen Center to reserve our conference room

Need to practice your interviewing skills?

Check out our Community Moodle site -Interviewing Tips & Resources. Here you will find information on Big Interview where you can learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.

Questions –

Strommen Center Community Moodle Resources

Wear Your Support: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire Merchandise

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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 Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store:

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today:

2022 Student Leadership Applications are Open

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Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

Apply Here:

Trick-or-Treat Yourself 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

Nominate Awesome Auggie Staff

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Do you know someone who has recently completed a significant project, implemented an innovative idea, or worked creatively across divisions or departments? If so, nominate them for an Auggie Pride Award today!

The Auggie Pride Awards are part of a peer recognition program that honors individual staff members who have made a significant contribution to department, division, or University-wide goals. All nominations are submitted through an online form and considered by Staff Senate. Nominations are kept on a rolling basis throughout the Academic Year, and awards are distributed to two staff every month.

Those honored will receive a letter from Staff Senate (including some text from the nomination letters) and a $25 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

We welcome Auggie Pride nominations for staff whom you do not directly supervise. If you would like to nominate someone, please use the Auggie Pride submission form.

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

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The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on NOVEMBER 1:

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress:

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences from Studying Abroad

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Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

Event Announcements

Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White” Opens Tonight

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Tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez, are officially on sale!

Performances will be held on October 28th-30th at 7pm in the Foss Center!

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID in order to come to the performance. Along with this, all patrons must wear a mask inside all Augsburg buildings. Additionally, we will not be accepting late seating, so make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the performance.

We will not be selling tickets at the door, so make sure to reserve your seat beforehand.

Click the link attached to reserve your seat!

We hope to see you there!

Hmong Women Together: Hmong Historical Art Appreciation Event

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Hmong Women Together is having a Hmong Historical Art Appreciation event that will discuss the history of Hmong art and how it has evolved over time. Join us to learn more about Hmong Art within the community and around the world. We will be having embroidery kits for you all to create your own art! Halloween goody bags will be distributed to those who attend. There will also be limited free food so bring your friends, come find out and have fun :)!

Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2021
Time: 5:30:7:30PM
Location: Hagfors 106

Please RSVP here:

NOTE: Please have your campus clear app ready!
** If there are any questions or concerns, email: or **

Faculty Invited – Provost Search Listening Sessions

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AGB Search firm has been engaged to assist with the provost search. Representatives from AGB Search are inviting faculty to participate in listening sessions. Listening sessions will be offered, via Zoom, on Mon. Nov. 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Thur. Nov. 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Given the Zoom format, AGB Search has asked that each session be limited to 25 participants. If the response to the sessions warrants, a third session will be added. Please watch Amail for further updates.

Please use the registration form – linked below – to register for one of the upcoming sessions.

Questions may be directed to Cyndi Berg in the Office of the President,

Thank you.

Listening Sessions Registration Form

Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s Brand Perception Studies: TODAY

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Join Stephen Jendraszak, associate vice president for marketing and communication, and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, for a look at two studies of how Augsburg is perceived in the Twin Cities and Rochester. The first benchmark study was conducted in 2017, and a second was fielded this spring to measure change since that time. Learn more about how the general public sees Augsburg and our competitors.

Focused Conversation: Brand Perception Studies
Thursday, October 28
11 a.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

Open Enrollment Begins on November 1 – Register for an Information Session

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Benefits Open Enrollment is November 1-12. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. All sessions will be virtual again this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:

Registration is open for Monday, November 1; Friday, November 5; Tuesday, November 9.

*Copy the full link and paste to your browser*

Monday 11/1  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.

The 2022 Benefits Resource guide is published here below ~

Link to Benefits Guide

This link leads to our HR Benefits page; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header.

Email with any questions.


Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS

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Telling stories well is a powerful skill that can be used to influence, teach, and inspire. But what makes storytelling so effective for learning? Stories share culture, history, thoughts, and values. Storytelling connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps, allowing you to publish and share your story around the World. Please join your Academic LFCs for a workshop: Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS. Monday, November 1 from 10:00 – 10:45am

Zoom link

Stop Line 3 Student Led Walkout This Friday

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Auggies, join us in taking action standing in solidarity with water protectors, and calling out funders of the Line 3 pipeline. Let’s demand an immediate end to the funding of fossil fuel. We will be meeting in Murphy Square at 2:00pm, where we will be making posters. Students will arrange their own transportation to get to the rally location.
For any questions please contact

Walk Over to the Government and Nonprofit With Strommen

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Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 29th – FREE
U of M, Coffman Memorial Union (short 10 minute walk)
All students are invited!
If you are interested in walking over as a group, please meet in the Strommen Center no later than 10:40 a.m.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

Are you seeking an internship or full-time career (now or in the near future) in a government or non-profit setting? The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities. Registered employers are listed

Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Trained Career Peer Advisors :
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-2pm & Thursday 9am – 11am


Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS – Monday, Nov. 1

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Telling stories well is a powerful skill that can be used to influence, teach, and inspire. But what makes storytelling so effective for learning? Stories share culture, history, thoughts, and values. Storytelling connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allow you to create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps, allowing you to publish and share your story around the World. Please join your Academic LFCs on Monday, 11/1 from 10-10:45 am for a workshop: Creating StoryMaps with ArcGIS. The zoom link is provided below.

Zoom link

Supporting Undocumented Students Virtual Event

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Faculty and Staff, please join us on Friday, November 5th from 10:30 -11:30 am for a presentation on how to support undocumented students. This is a virtual event and will be hosted by Multicultural Life/Latinx Student Services.

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All Saints Commemoration

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We will hold an All Saints service in chapel November 5 at 10:40 am. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. At this service we praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us, especially honoring ones who have been personally significant in our faith. We’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at

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