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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.

Fellowship Friday

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How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over. Resilience is not a given, but we are all in this together and we need to get out of together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching staff and faculty join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department at 4:30 this Friday to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year. (Sorry if you came last week–something came up and I was unable to attend)

General Announcements

2022 Student Leadership Application

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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:

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

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 programs have a travel component on spring break, with various course options for each, and both programs fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement. Applications are due NOVEMBER 1

These programs are open to students in good standing:

****ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC … choose one course:

HIS 195 (Humanities credit) or RLN 205 (Search for Meaning II credit)


ENL 221 – Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction
HIS 170 — Food: A Global History, fulfills a Humanities requirement
HIS 440 — Topics: Food: A Global History
This program is FULL, but applications are being accepted for the Wait List

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.

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:

Residential Student? Check your Campus Box

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Are you a student living on campus? You have a campus box. Even if you are not expecting mail you still may be getting mail. Mailboxes are located on the main floor of the Christensen Center and can be checked any time you have access to the building. If you don’t know or forgot your campus box number you can check anytime by searching yourself with the Augsburg Directory. There are some boxes that are getting full, if this happens you mail will be bundled and labeled as a package in shipping/receiving.

Thank You!
Augsburg Mail Room Staff

Augsburg Directory

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

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,

Listening Sessions Registration Form

Where to Find Human Resources Information

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Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet ( All necessary forms can be found at ( where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at (

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below: ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Human Resources Portal

Event Announcements

Thor Heyerdahl International Conference: November 10, 2021

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Take part in the Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2021 webinar focusing on “Migration and Identity.” President Paul Pribbenow will present during this event sharing our story in his session titled “Hospitality is not Enough: Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.”

President Pribbenow’s presentation is one of many—highlighting the theme on both sides of the Atlantic!

Join us VIRUTALLY on November 10, 2021.

See event details on FaceBook

You Have Two More Chances to See the Augsburg Theater Department’s Production of “White”

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You still have time to reserve your tickets for the Theater Department’s production of “White” by James Ijames, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez!

Performances will be held Today and Tomorrow 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!

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 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

Chapel: Professor Mary Lowe

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Professor Mary Lowe preach as part of the religion department series “A Reformation for Our Time.” Dr. Lowe’s sermon tomorrow is “Infused With God’s Word.” We will also be blessing the Women’s Hockey Team. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.
Thursday chapel with Hans Wiersma

Thursday chapel with Hans Wiersma

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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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. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102, near Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact for disability-related accommodations.
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting Monday

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.

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 2022 Benefits Guide ~ (

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

Email with any questions.

Human Resources Portal

Keeping Track of Auggies

Ellie Peters Article In Science

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Ellyn Peters, 18’ Chemistry, earning her PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Utah, recently co-published a research article, “Univariate classification of phosphine ligation state and reactivity in cross-coupling catalysis,” in Science. In her time at Augsburg, Ellie conducted research with Dr. Mike Wentzel over the course of two summers, one summer sponsored by donor Dr. Terry Lindstrom and one sponsored by Give to the Max. Ellie also was a lab supervisor, peer mentor, teaching assistant, and Gyberg Fellow.

Link to article


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