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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

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.

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.

Call for “3 Days in May” Proposals from Faculty and Staff

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Augsburg’s annual “3 Days in May” (coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning) is back in person and will be held Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th in the Hagfors Center!

The CTL Fellows are looking for interesting and engaging sessions for these three days, and we welcome your contributions. If you are interested in offering or coordinating a session/workshop/demonstration/etc., please complete the short form below and a CTL member will get back to you to find out more details and talk about specific presentation and scheduling needs.

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact

Summer course: Writing for Television – apply now

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Do you love watching television and have ever wondered how the creators wrote their pilot for that hit TV show you love to watch? Or, are you a writer in a different medium and have always wanted to try your hand at writing for television?

Grow your writing skills this summer with the course PWC 320 “Writing for Television”. This intensive course will be modeled on a professional writer’s room and as such all students will be required to actively participate. Students will be expected to participate in the development and breaking of story while learning to pitch ideas, create outlines, and reading and providing feedback on your colleagues’ work. Each of these steps will be instrumental in aiding you with creating your own pilot!

WRITING FOR TELEVISION: Writing the Television Pilot, PWC 320

DATES: June 4 – July 30
(Please note that the course dates do not correspond to the Summer Semester Time 1 and Time 2 schedules. For drop/withdrawal dates, see the course description details in Records and Registration.)

INSTRUCTOR: Taught by Christina Ham, a highly awarded and prolific writer for both stage and screen, including Sweet Tooth for Netflix, THEM for Amazon, and Westworld for HBO. She was named one of “The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2018-19 Season” by American Theatre magazine.

COST: standard summer tuition rate for 4 credits: $1,704

Spots in this course are limited. Apply by May 2.

Get complete details and start an application online

Puerto Rico Arts and Culture – Take a Class in PR this 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

General Announcements

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

First-year and Senior Students: Tell the University what you Really Think

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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!

Faculty/Staff Required Trainings Due

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Beginning January 17, Human Resources assigned online training for faculty, staff and student employees on three university workplace topics: information security, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and discrimination & sexual harassment prevention. Those trainings are due 60 days after assigned – for faculty and staff who had held active positions on January 17th the trainings are due March 18th.

The training can be accessed by logging into Inside Augsburg and clicking on Administrative Tasks > Training.

Answers to common questions can be found at

Access Online Training

Congrats to Kate Gray and Job Opening in the Strommen Center

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Please congratulate Kate Gray who has accepted a new position of Career Services and Alumni Connections Manager in the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Kate joined Augsburg in December 2019 as a Career Specialist, and has worked systematically to increase the Strommen Center’s capacity to deliver career services programming to students. In this new role she will manage career services and will be the primary liaison for alumni, faculty, and departmental partners. She will also focus on connecting Augsburg alumni to current students for career exploration, networking, coaching and mentoring.

This new position aims to advance Augsburg’s strategic commitments to signature experiences and workforce readiness while creating foundations for stronger student outcomes and achieving new efficiencies while building new connections to other university departments, offices, and initiatives.

With Kate’s promotion, we are now seeking qualified candidates for the Career Specialist position to join the Strommen Center team. Please encourage qualified people in your networks to apply.

Career Specialist job opening

Upcoming Events

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Hello Auggies!

We hope you have a great and restful spring break. When you return to campus there will be a bunch of exciting end of year events! We’ve highlighted an array of big events that will be happening on campus and encourage you to check them out and attend what appeals to you.

Come meet new people, celebrate holidays, announcements, and enjoy the end of year festivities! What a way to end the year with a bang!

Upcoming Events:
QIPOC – Gaymer Smash (3/22)
ASMTA – Karaoke Night (3/23)
PASU – Afrikan Week: Open Mic (3/28)
PASU – Afrikan Week: Paint N’ Trap (3/29)
PASU – Afrikan Night & After Party (3/31)
AASA – Annual Asian Celebration Show (3/24)
ASAC – Enchanted Forest Ball (3/26)
Campus Life – Augsburg Leadership Awards (4/3)
ISO – ISO Banquet (4/7)
AISA – Senior Graduate Honoring Banquet (4/16)
ALAS – End of the Year Banquet (4/16)
QPA – Queer Prom (4/16)
PASS x AASA x HWT – Pan-Asian Banquet (4/19)
MSA – Iftar Dinner (4/22)
ASAC – Senior Party (4/28)
PASU – End of the Semester Cookout (4/29)

Reach out to organizations directly with any questions about their specific events*

Event Announcements

ASAC Presents The Enchanted Ball

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Join us for a night of fun as we get together for Augsburg’s Annual Winter Formal, The Enchanted Ball. The event will be held on 3/26/22 from 7:30pm-12:00am in the Christensen Center and will feature exclusive live musical performances, an amazing DJ, photographers, entertainment, food, and more. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

RSVP & Tickets

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 1:00-2:30

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 1:00 to 2:30pm

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

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.

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Isaacson Elected VP of National Numeracy Network

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Marc Isaacson, Department of Business Administration & MIS, was elected Vice President of the National Numeracy Network (NNN) at their recent national meeting. The NNN promotes education that integrates quantitative skills across all disciplines and at all levels. The Mathematics Association of America (MAA), the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) are institutional members. Marc is also the primary author of the Facts on File “Guide to Data Literacy” recently published by InfoBase. High school and college students can use this book to help them analyze, evaluate and communicate their data-based findings.


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