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Developing Student Writing Skills in the Disciplines, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

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Are you interested in helping students to achieve better writing skills in your courses or across your curriculum? Join Jennifer Forsthoefel (English) and Ben Denkinger (Psychology, Assessment) on Thursday, December 2nd at 9am for a live Zoom presentation and discussion on best practices in writing instruction across disciplines. We will present data from a recent survey of over 100 Augsburg faculty on the kinds of writing they assign and how they assess it. We will also discuss best practices for writing instruction based on recommendations by the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs and the Council of Writing Program Administrators, among others. We will then evaluate new ways of building upon our students’ developing writing skills in our own disciplines and programs.

Click here to RSVP for the Zoom session

Forum Podcast: Fostering Women Leaders: Learnings From a Tibetan Leadership Development Context

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Tenzin Nordon (Get Ready Program) will address how individuals and organizations can foster women’s leadership by applying learnings from her research in the Tibetan community.

“Let’s Tell Our Stories: A Professional Publishing and Editing Presentation”

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This event aims to give students a look into the world of publishing and editing, more specifically the importance of diversity and equity within the industry. Guest speaker, Christine Ha, and board members from Thó Wiŋ Magazine will be giving a presentation about the publishing and editing industry and the importance of telling diverse stories. The Thó Wiŋ Magazine board members connect more specifically to Thó Wiŋ Magazine and their goals at Augsburg; Christine Ha will share her experiences with the local publishing community and her hopes as an individual for the broader industry.
This event will be taking place on Thursday, December 2 starting at 4pm in the Oyate Commons.
FREE FOOD and Thank-you Gifts will be available. On a first come first serve basis and you must be present until the end to receive our Thank-you gifts.

Let’s Tell Our Stories

General Announcements

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? Use 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

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

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Summer study abroad & away programs are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something 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.

—————–Apply to the following programs by January 31——————–

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

One course option: 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

—————Apply for the following programs by March 1———————

****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 and Culture (all levels of Spanish available) – 4 study dates available during the summer

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership: June 8 – July 31 8 credits

Spanish 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

SPA/INS 399: Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

+Spanish for Ministry & Public Theology: June 8 – July 24 8 credits

SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits) and

SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry (4 credits) upper level sections available for both classes.

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

Get all the program details and apply online

Undergraduate Resume and Cover Letter Reviews Available

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of the semester? Before you leave for semester break, be sure to have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a student Career Peer Advisor. Having your resume and/or cover letter reviewed now will allow you to make any changes early. This will ensure that you’re ready to apply for summer jobs and/or internships when the recruiting season begins this coming spring.

Undergraduate resume and cover letter drop-in hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am. No appointment needed! Come visit us. We’re located in the Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s.

Please note: This Friday, December 3rd, drop-in hours are from 9am-12pm.

Online, on-demand resume and cover letter resources are available on our Strommen website.

Ron Kurpiers is Retiring

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It is said that all good things must come to an end and so, after 18 years of dedicated service to Augsburg students and faculty, Ron Kurpiers has decided to retire.

We will toast Ron and celebrate his many achievements on Friday, December 3, 2:00 – 3:30 in the Marshall Room. Please join us for cake and light refreshments as we bid him a fond farewell and wish him all the best in this next phase of his life.

Bookstore Accounts are Open for Spring — Here’s What You Need to Know

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Bookstore charge accounts will open the day after you’ve registered for spring term. The last day to charge online orders is Sunday, January 16th, 2022. The last day to charge in-store purchases is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Due to the financial aid cycle, you can only charge expenses to your bookstore account during this specific period. Be sure to plan ahead!

The full bookstore policy is available on the Student Financial Services webpage, link is below.

Bookstore Policy

Event Announcements

Late Night Breakfast is Dec. 6, Sony Headphones will be Raffled

Attend this end-of-the-semester Augsburg tradition!
Take a break from studying and attend the Late Night Breakfast.

Monday, December 6 from 9-10:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Free to students with an Augsburg ID.

Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones will be raffled to attendees!

Menu items:
Menu items:
Sundae Bar
Tiger Sushi
Salad Team – Fall Harvest Salad
Cheese Omelet
Halal Beef Breakfast Patty
Pork Sausage Links
French Toast
O’Brien Potatoes

TOMORROW: 12/2 SciTech Workshop – Learn How to Tell Your Story

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Learn how to impress recruiters and interviewers in this hands-on, fast-paced workshop presented by SciTech! There will be engaging activities that will help you feel prepared and confident in your job search. You will learn two critical skills:

How to create and use an elevator pitch
How to respond when someone says “Tell me about yourself”

Join us for this session:

VIRTUAL: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm over Zoom

This event is presented by the SciTech Internship Program and the Minnesota’s Louis Stokes-North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA).

About SciTech:
The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

SciTech was created in 2011 to address Minnesota’s STEM workforce needs. Since its inception, SciTech has helped nearly 2,200 students find paid internships in small and medium-sized Minnesota companies.

See for more information.

About LS-NSSA:
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.

The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance is the Minnesota branch of this nation-wide program.

See for more information.

Questions? Email

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1 p.m.

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Greenhouse First Thursday

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Want to know what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month.

The next First Thursday is November 2, from noon to 3PM. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Questions? Please contact the Greenhouse Curator, Dr. Leon van Eck (

Detailed event flyer

Augsburg Christmas Performance – All are Welcome

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We have 2 options to view the Christmas Program – Advent Vespers:

RSVP Today for the Augsburg Campus Community, Advent Vespers Watch Party on Friday, December 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Come together to celebrate Advent Vespers as an Auggie Community!
• Open to Augsburg Students, Faculty & Staff
• Light snacks and beverages will be provided (masks required when not eating)
• Free, RSVP required (
• We invite you to donate an item to the Augsburg-Central Health Commons – Details & suggestions are included with the RSVP link

Watch the Virtual Advent Vespers YouTube Premiere from anywhere!
• Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. link available here:
• Available on-demand from Dec 4-Jan 10

Complete Details & Links

Forum Webinar, Demystifying Culture: Building an Inclusive Culture that Lasts

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When: December 16, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Leadership Development
Presenter: Lilian Eilers, The Blue Ocean Company
Cost: Free

What is required to create and sustain an inclusive culture?

This highly interactive webinar will demystify culture and introduce you to a blueprint for culture change that you can implement immediately in your own organization.

Learn about the cultural dimensions that make up an inclusive culture. Find out about the specific values, behaviors, symbols and systems that support such a culture, and which traits in your existing culture may help or hinder a successful outcome.

Also, learn about a Five-Step Framework for Culture Change, along with Seven Success Factors for the most effective and efficient approach to creating a culture of inclusion.

Learning Outcomes
Gain new insights into what culture is, and how to create, sustain and change it
Discover which traits in your existing culture help or hinder the creation of an inclusive culture
Find out how to build the business case for an inclusive culture in your organization.

UMN PharmD Visits Augsburg Virtually Thursday

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Join us virtually Thursday, December 2nd at 9:30am or 2:00pm on Zoom for information on the University of Minnesota’s PharmD program. Come to one or both sessions to ask questions and learn more about the PharmD program at the University of Minnesota.

Morning info session:

Afternoon info session:

Employer Table: True Friends Camp Hiring Summer

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True Friends ( Camp Friendship, Camp Courage, Camp Courage North, and Camp Eden Wood) is a Minnesota based nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to persons with disabilities. One of our biggest programs is our summer camp. We have several summer positions/internships available as well as opportunities for volunteers. As we begin planning for our upcoming summer camp in 2022 we like to connect with students that might be interested in summer work.

Also, being a college located in the cities, our Eden Prairie location has year-round part-time positions available in food service, hospitality and direct support for students looking for very part-time position throughout the year as well.

You can check out our website at and a little video about us here: Experience True Friends – YouTube

Stop by our table in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Thursday, December 2nd between 10:30am – 12:30pm to learn more.

TriBeta Webinar Speaker Series

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Hello! Join us as we welcome Dr. Bryan Dewsbury to speak today, December 1st at 6:30 PM on zoom! Dr. Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of biology at Florida International University and the associate director of the STEM transformational institute! He will share his inclusive practices in academia, particularly in the STEM context!
Pasted below is the link to register for the event and get the zoom link! We hope to “see” you there!

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