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Faculty Grant Applications to Support Scholarship Now Open

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The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are pleased to offer two types of grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship in Summer 2022 and/or during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Scholarship Grant provides up to $4000 to support the scholarly endeavors of full-time Augsburg faculty.

The Provost’s Internationalization Grant provides up to $2500 to support the collaboration of full-time Augsburg faculty with an Augsburg CGEE Global site or with existing international partner institutions.

Both grant applications are open until Friday, March 4, 2022 at noon and funds awarded will be available beginning June 1, 2022. To read the full Call for Proposals for each of these grants and apply, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website.

As always, please feel free to contact the CTL director, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (, if you have any questions that are not answered on that page!

Faculty and Staff: Want to Do an ED Talk this Spring?

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Do you have a teaching strategy that has worked especially well during the pandemic era of teaching? Are you doing something in your practice that you think others might benefit from knowing? Please consider sharing your ideas by presenting an ED Talk this spring!

CTL ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) take place immediately before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom and recordings are archived on the CTL website. Presenters have 15 minutes to present in any way they choose (as long as it is compatible with synchronous Zoom). CTL’s theme for the 2021-2022 academic year is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, a broad topic that looks to our current “new normal” and beyond.

CTL is recruiting ED Talk presenters for the following dates (same dates as Faculty Meetings):
February 16, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the short form below and CTL will get back to you with the options available! If you have any questions, please contact CTL Director Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright (

“Integrated Course Design” Introduction Workshop – Register Now

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WHO: Open to any teaching faculty or staff at Augsburg

(note: adjuncts can apply on the CTL website to receive a stipend for participation)

WHAT: A 90-minute workshop (led by Drs. Tara Mader (HPE) and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (BIO), the 2022-2023 coordinators of the ICD grants and workshops) that will (1) introduce you to the key components of integrated course design* (ICD), (2) work with you to plan an immediate, practical improvement you can make to a course, and (3) give you “preferred status” if you apply for a 2022-2023 ICD grant (open to full-time faculty, only).

This workshop is also designated as an equity and/or inclusion-based event that counts toward your Good or Advanced standing in the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program!

WHERE: Over Zoom (link provided upon registration; due to the workshop nature of these sessions they will not be recorded))

WHEN: Register for any 1 of four times and dates!

February 3 (Thursday): 2-3:30pm

February 7 (Monday) 3:15-4:45pm

February 8 (Tuesday) 9:45-11:15am

February 15 (Tuesday) 3:45-5:15pm

Any questions? Need accommodations? Contact

General Announcements

2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application Open

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2022-2023 Multicultural Life Scholarship Application is open! This is a great opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students in the Augsburg Day Program. Those who are eligible can be awarded between 2,500-5,000 annual, renewable awards.

If you are a current scholarship recipient and want to renew your award make sure to fill the application!

These scholarships include: ASIA Scholarship, Bonnie Wallace American Indian Scholarship, HOLA Scholarship, LQBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Scholarship, and Scholastic Connection Scholarship.

DACA and undocumented students are eligible and highly encouraged to apply. Promise, Presidential and ActSix Scholarship recipients and International Students (F-1 and J-1) are not eligible for this award.

**Application must be submitted by 4:00 pm Friday, February 4, 2022**

If you have any questions, please contact the office of Multicultural Life at

Multicultural Life Scholarship information

Multicultural Life is Hiring for Program Managers – Share With Your Connection

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Multicultural Life Program Manager positions are now open for professionals to apply! Augsburg colleagues, please share this posting with your peers. These positions are a great opportunity for people who enjoy working with Native American community, Black and Afrikan American community, Latinx community, and LGBTQIA+ community.

We are looking for people who have 3 years or more experiences within these communities. Feel free to contact if you or your contacts have any questions about the job postings.

Students who think they have mentors who would be a good fit for these positions, please share this with them as well.

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Position Description

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager

Latinx Student Services Program Manager

American Indian Student Services Program Manager

Get Paid to Write this Semester and Summer

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The Marketing and Communication Department seeks to hire one student employee to serve as the assistant copywriter for the Spring 2022 semester with potential for summer employment.

Previous knowledge of writing, editing, and proofreading is not required, but you must be willing to learn and apply the basic skills required for the position.

If you’re interested or have questions, email

Learn more and apply now >

Ring in the New Semester 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

URGO Summer Research – Phase 1 Applications Due February 16

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Are you looking for a paid summer research or creative activity opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2022 summer research are now available on the URGO website at All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 12th – July 27th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 16th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email

Summer Research Info Packet

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off-Campus

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Get paid to conduct STEM research (a few social science options) with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January through February 2022.

Contact URGO at to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off-Campus Research Lists and Databases

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship – Deadline is January 31, 2022

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The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2022 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 31, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at

Credit Refunds are Coming Soon

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Spring semester credit refunds will be processed the first week of February, with checks being sent out on Friday the 4th! You can sign up for eRefund through Records and Registration to receive your credit refund via direct deposit.

Please verify that your mailing address is up to date. We cannot send a check to your campus box!

If your credit refund is the result of federal student loans, and you would like to reduce the amount of loans you are borrowing, please email no later than February 1st. If you return loan funds after a credit refund has been issued, you will be responsible for paying the resulting balance on your student account.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

More information is available on the Student Finances webpage!

Meet the Environmental Stewardship Team

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Check out the latest Sabo Center blog post about our incredible Environmental Stewardship team and the 8 projects they’re leading amidst intersecting challenges of an ongoing pandemic, systemic social injustices, economic disparity, and climate crisis. For the latest updates and ways to get involved follow us on Instagram @sustainable_augsburgu

Sabo Center blog post

N95 and KN95 Respirator Masks Available for Pick-up this Week

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Dear faculty and staff,

The University has purchased a large supply of N95 and KN95 masks in order to provide 2-3 for each faculty member (full-time and adjunct) who are teaching in-person this semester, and for staff who are in student-facing positions. Masks will be available this week, January 31-February 4 from the following locations, on days / times as noted:

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Friday 12:30-4:00 pm see Judi Green, Academic Affairs suite, Memorial 118

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm see Katie Boyle, Dean of Arts & Sciences suite, Hagfors 125

Monday, Tuesday mornings 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, see Monica Devers, Professional Studies suite, OGC 115

We hope that you will find a location and time when you can pick up a sample of these masks this week.


Howling Bird Press Author Named a Minnesota Book Award Finalist

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced the finalists for the Minnesota Book Award on January 29, 2022. Howling Bird Press nonfiction prize winning title SELF, DIVIDED by John Medeiros was named one of four finalists in the category of memoir and creative nonfiction.

The winner will be announced at the Thirty-Fourth Annual Minnesota Book Awards on April 26, 7:00 p.m., in Saint Paul at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

SELF, DIVIDED was selected from a national contest run by Howling Bird Press, and was edited, and published by student editors enrolled in Publishing I & II, the yearlong English course offered by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Augsburg University, taught by Jim Cihlar.

In 1995 John Medeiros and his identical twin brother participated in a gene therapy study in which the HIV-positive twin was infused with billions of genes from the HIV-negative twin. This memoir details, from an individual perspective, how the world responded (and didn’t respond) to the first (and still ongoing) pandemic of HIV/AIDS. SELF, DIVIDED explores the dysfunctional yet enduring relationships that surround this pivotal moment in Medeiros’s life and family, brilliantly capturing how we all are connected, in one way or another, to those around us.

John Medeiros is a poet, memoirist, identical twin, and lawyer. He is the author of couplets for a shrinking world and co-editor of Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals, and he is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board grants, Gulf Coast’s Nonfiction Award, and the AWP Intro Journals Award. He has an MFA and a JD from Hamline University, and he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his husband.

Howling Bird Press website

Event Announcements

This week: Greenhouse First Thursday

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The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month.

Come see what’s new and in bloom, including the curious and smelly voodoo lily (Amorphophallus konjac), a perhaps even more pungent cousin to the fabled corpse flower!

The next First Thursday is this week, February 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Detailed event flyer

Annual Required Augsburg University Anti-Racism Training

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During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete an annual anti-racism training.

Please note that there are two remaining opportunities for faculty and staff to attend this training and fulfill this requirement. The spring training opportunity will take place on Thu, Feb 17 at 3:30-7:00 p.m. via Zoom and the make-up May training opportunity will take place on Thu, May 12 at 2:30-6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

To register for one of these trainings, please click the following link:

Registration Open: MN Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

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Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors! Each year Augsburg’s Strommen Career & Internship Center partners with 17 Minnesota private colleges and universities to bring you the annual Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair. This event is our students’ number one opportunity for finding summer jobs and internships. Over two hundred employers are at the fair to meet and recruit students into part-time and full-time jobs and internships with some employers even inviting students to interview on the day!

Attend the fair and take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to develop professionally, build your resume, gain valuable job skills and experience the world of work first-hand. FACT: Students who have completed an internship during college are three times more sought after by employers after graduation!

Register in Handshake to learn more! Plan to attend a prep session, all dates are listed in Handshake.

Hybrid Fair 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
9:00AM-2:00PM (Pre-select interviews 9:00am-5:00pm)
COST: Free! Transportation: Augsburg will have a free shuttle leaving the front entrance of Hagfors which will drop off students at the Convention Center and return students to campus. Masks required!

Upload Your Resume Early and employers will be able to review it and, in many cases, will contact you to set up a pre-select interview at the fair!
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
REGISTER IN HANDSHAKE – Virtual Fair Powered by Handshake


Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. No appointment necessary
Monday’s – 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00-11:30am
Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:00am-2:00pm

Questions: contact or 612-330-1148

Register Here

Centering Prayer

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a time of Centering Prayer for Healing, Justice, and Hope. Every Monday we offer quiet space for prayer and healing. Chapel is recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Next Wednesday, will hold a commemoration service in recognition of two years since the onset of the pandemic. We will hold space for grieving those we have lost and reflecting on the challenges and losses. If you have lost a loved one to Covid and wish to have their name remembered in this chapel service, please share it with Janice Dames in Campus Ministry at

Friday Chapel – Blessing of Softball Team

Auggie Connect Today

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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 beginning January 31 from 3:30-4:30 PM. Join in person in Sverdrup 102 near the Enrollment Center or via Zoom. Contact for information or disability-related accommodations.
Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

Join Zoom January 31

Keeping Track of Auggies

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