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Nominations for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Contribution Award due Monday, March 21 by Midnight

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards, and anybody at Augsburg University may nominate a candidate. Adjunct faculty are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching award specifically to recognize exceptional adjunct faculty.

For the full Call for Nominations, descriptions of criteria for each category, and the nomination form, please follow the link to the CTL Annual Awards page down below and scroll to the “Distinguished Contribution Awards” section.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Monday, March 21st (12am March 22nd) and award recipients will be announced at the April Faculty meeting as well as posted to A-mail. New this year: ALL nominees will be made public (pending award committee approval) to recognize the depth of faculty contributions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at or

URGO Academic – Year Research Funds

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URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 80 hours of research by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will begin reviewing proposals February 21st.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

On-Campus Research

Forum Podcast, Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions with Volunteers

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Wendy Vang-Roberts (Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement) and Yixiu Chen (State of Minnesota Department of Human Services) discuss the way unconscious biases show up in the form of microaggressions.

NEW – Forum Podcast Ep. 89: Ensuring Equity and Belonging in the Future World of Work

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting) shares actionable insights for leading in today’s changing and uncertain environment, creating workplaces that are equitable and inclusive for all members, and becoming a purpose-driven organization.

General Announcements

Need Augsburg Experience – Take a Course in Puerto Rico in May

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Sign up for the summer study away program by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend ~3 weeks in Puerto Rico in May exploring different arts in the context of community building, activism, and social justice in Puerto Rico!


• Travel: May 9-27, 2022

• Course: THR 295: Community, Arts, & Culture in Puerto Rico (Fine Arts requirement), 4 credits

• fulfills Augsburg Experience, too!

Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

*** APPLY BY MARCH 18 ***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get full program details and start an application here

Auggie Basics Housing – Application Open for Summer 2022 and 2022-2023 Academic Year

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Augsburg University is accepting applications for Auggie Basics Housing for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year.

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5pm

Auggie Basics Housing is designed to address the needs of students who are experiencing housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into Auggie Basics Housing will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student.

Students are not required to have a meal plan if they are selected for Auggie Basics Housing, including those placed into buildings that require one.

To be eligible for Auggie Basics Housing, students must be returning students and not receiving other housing aid from the University. Incoming first-year and transfer students are not eligible to apply.

Students may apply for housing either for the summer term and/or for the academic year. Students must reapply each academic year, and may be part of the program for up to two academic years. Being chosen for Auggie Basics Housing one year does not guarantee participation in future years.


Questions may be directed to Michael Grewe, Assistant Dean of Students, at

Auggie Basics Housing Application

Campus Partners Interview Today for Pan-Afrikan Program Manager

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Hello Campus Partners! Multicultural Life would like to formally invite you all to attend our Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Candidate interview today!

Below are the dates and times for the interviews through Zoom!

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Campus Partner
Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2022
Time: 1:50pm to 2:35pm
Zoom Link (make sure you join during the correct time):

If you have any questions or concerns please email Keo,

RSVP to get more information for FUTURE interviews!

Student Zoom Interviewers Needed for Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Today

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Multicultural Life will be inviting candidates to interview over Zoom for Program Managers today! Students! Please join us today over Zoom to interview your potential Program Managers. Below you will find the interview times and Zoom link for today’s sessions.

MLife will be providing the interview questions and you can even come up with some questions of your own!

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager
Date: 3/11/2022
Time: 1:00-1:40pm
Zoom Link (make sure you join at the right time):

If you have any questions or concerns, email!

Student Interviewers would gain these great skills:
*To gain professional experiences to add to your resume.
*To learn communication, interview, and leadership skills.
*To be able to have/practice your voice being heard as a student.
*To be able to learn a different perspective in interviewing.
*To create a social network with other people on campus.
*To build a foundation with potential Multicultural Life Staff.

RSVP Here For FUTURE Student Interviews

Virtual Drop-In Hours with Strommen Peer Advisors Begin Today

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Starting today (Friday, March 11th), the Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are available to review your resume and/or cover letter via Zoom. Going forward, on Friday’s this semester, we are pleased to offer virtual drop-in hours from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

In-person drop-in hours are still available Mondays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:30 AM, Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Thursdays 9:00 – 11:30 AM, and Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Whether you’re creating your resume and/or cover letter for the first time or if you’re applying for the job or internship of your dreams, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you!

Please note: There will be no drop-in hours next week (March 14 – 18) due to Mid-Term Break. However, you can still schedule an appointment with a career coach in Handshake next week

Access the Virtual Drop-In Hours Zoom Link on our Strommen Community Moodle Site

Age 60+? Complete this Survey for a Prize Drawing and Charitable Donation

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Augsburg community members aged 60+ are invited to participate in a short online survey on their interactions with those in other age groups. One lucky winner will win a $100 Target gift card, and for each completed survey that we receive we will donate $1 to the American Red Cross. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and helps advance student and faculty research in the Psychology Department. For more information, contact the lead investigator at, or visit the link below for additional details and contact info.

Click here to access the survey

One Weird Trick for Seniors and First Year Students to Win Prizes

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Are you a first-year or senior student? Check your email for an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This survey helps Augsburg better understand your experiences both inside and outside the classroom. All eligible recipients who complete the survey will be entered for a prize drawing to win Amazon or Target gift certificates! Don’t miss this opportunity for your voice to be heard – and for a chance for those sweet, sweet prizes!

Come into Full Bloom 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

Augsburg Room Usage and Reservation Process

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Earlier in the semester, during the Omicron spike, several rooms on campus were reserved for use by students needing to attend classes offered remotely. These rooms were the Augsburg Room, Cedar Room, and Nelson Room in the Christensen Center; Sverdrup 208; and Oren Gateway Center 103. As we have moved out of the heightened protocols surrounding COVID-19, these rooms are no longer reserved for students and will be available for staff and faculty to reserve. If students are looking for a place to study or meet, Lindell Library has study rooms available as well as spaces like the Christensen Center Student Lounge. All student group related reservations for conference/meeting space should be requested through Auggie Life.

Central Services Staffing Changes

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Mike Suter, the current Central Services Lead, will be leaving Augsburg after Friday March 11th. I have accepted a new position within Loffler at a site downtown. Until the interview process for the new site lead is complete Jeni Long, currently the Mail Room operator, will be the interim site lead. There will also be a Loffler CSR to help fill the gap until all Central Services positions are filled.

I have had a fantastic four years working at Augsburg, developing relationships, learning new skills and helping to support a great and inclusive community.

If you’d like to stay in touch you can always connect with me on LinkedIn or email at

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night Event

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On March 31st,  Augsburg’s Pan Afrikan Student Union will be hosting our annual Afrikan Night Event. The theme for this year is “Taste of the Diaspora”. We would like to invite all students to attend. There will be live performances, catered food, and an African Fashion Show!

We would also like to invite all Augsburg students and local community talent to sign up to perform as well! There will be auditions held this month.

Click the link to sign up for performances and the fashion show,


DM us on Instagram @AugsburgPasu!
Best Regards,


Equity and Social Justice Training Opportunities

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As part of the 2021-2022 Institution-wide DEI Plan, two equity and social justice-based trainings are being offered this spring semester by Joanne Reeck, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. These trainings will feature education-based case studies on poverty and socioeconomic status and will take place on Wed, Mar 9 @ 3-4:30 p.m. and Wed, Apr 13 @ 3-4:30 p.m.

To sign-up, click below:

Please note that these workshops also count toward maintaining good standing and good advanced standing in the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. For more information, contact the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at or 612-330-1126.

Chapel: Pastor Andrea Roske-Metcalfe

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Pastor Andrea Roske-Metcalfe, Pastor, Storyteller, and Twin Cities Moth GrandSLAM champion, preach as part of a series this week on Presence in Proclamation: A Series on Female-Identifying Leaders Who Participate in Proclamation. We will also offer a blessing for students who will be traveling to Albuequerque, New Mexico as part of the Alternative Spring Break trip. Chapel is recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Thursday’s chapel service

The 6th Annual Fosdick Lecture on Preaching: Preaching in a Time of Crisis

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Rev. Ingrid Rasmussen, Lead Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Rev. Angela Khabeb, Senior Associate Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

March 22, 2022 at 10:00 am
Live Streamed from Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg University

Register in advance for this webinar

Augsburg University Campus Ministry invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 22, at 10:00 am as Augsburg University welcomes Pastors Ingrid Rasmussen and Angela Khabeb for the sixth annual Fosdick Lecture in Preaching.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located just off of Lake Street in the 3rd Precinct, found itself at the heart of the explosive response to the brutal killing of George Floyd and the centuries of trauma that preceded his death. During the months that followed the uprising, the church responded by distributing donated food, diapers, toiletries, plywood for boarding up broken windows, cleaning supplies, and tools to the community. This remained a primary part of Holy Trinity’s work throughout the summer and fall of 2020. Pastors Rasmussen and Khabeb will share their insights on preaching during this time of crisis and reflect on how these experiences continue to shape their understanding of theology and ministry.

Come, join the conversation!

10:00 am Welcome, Lecture and Q&A
11:30 am Chapel Worship

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Auggie Connect March 21

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Auggie Connect will resume March 21. See you after Spring Break!

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 & Julia Becker and your fellow Auggies. 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

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