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Teaching and Learning

Justice-Oriented Global Online/Hybrid Courses this Summer through CGEE

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Check out these online hybrid courses coming up in summer. Justice oriented and taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors at our global sites in Mexico, Central America, and Namibia. Courses take place in summer Term 2 (June 27 to August 12)


• 4 credits

• Fulfills humanities requirement

• With Albertina Shifotoka, director and instructor of Augsburg Southern Africa program


• 4 credits

• fulfills Humanities requirement.

• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico


• 4 credits

• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico


• 4 credits

• fulfills Fine Arts requirement.

• With Lucia Palmarini, instructor at Augsburg in Mexico

Look for these courses and register on Records and Registration

Need Your Augsburg Experience? Take Intercultural Communication online this summer

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If you still need Augsburg Experience, you can take Intercultural Communication (COM 329-A) in summer!

The course instructor is Ann Lutterman‑Aguilar, director and instructor at the Augsburg Mexico study center.

This is an online/hybrid class in summer term 1 (May 9 – June 24) with class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings via zoom

Earn 4 credits and complete your Augsburg Experience!

Register yourself for the class on Inside Augsburg.

COM 329 – course information & registration

Podcast Ep. 91: Developing the Next Generation of Little Allies

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast Julie Kratz (Next Pivot Point) shares stories, ideas, and research from her new children’s book, “Little Allies.” She discusses the importance and impact of having conversations about diversity, inclusion, and allyship earlier with the children in our lives.

New May Workshops for Full-Time faculty Anti-Racist Pedagogy

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, supported Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) donor funds, has designed a two-day Anti-Racist Pedagogy workshop for full-time faculty at Augsburg. This workshop is offered to encourage faculty to further develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based, anti-racist pedagogy. Because this is a pilot, CTL is limiting the number of participants to 10. Participants will be selected based on their responses to a short application (see link below).

All selected participants will receive a $1000 stipend to (1) participate in the 2-day workshop Tuesday May 17 through Wednesday May 18, 2022 (10:00am to 2:00pm each day; lunch included) and (2) complete a self-determined “final project”. Applicants who are proposing to work on a course scheduled for Fall 2022 and/or who have completed the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be given priority.

If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Sarah Greenfield ( and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Application form posted below (due Friday, April 22nd by NOON)

Teach, Study, Conduct Research Abroad for Free

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URGO is looking for Fulbright applicants to study, conduct research, carry out a creative project or teach English in over 140 countries.

We are looking for junior, seniors, graduate students, or recent alums who:
– Are U.S. Citizens
– Hold a 3.0 GPA or higher for English Teaching Assistantship
– Hold a 3.5 or higher for study and research
– Are active on campus or their home communities
– Will serve effectively as cultural ambassadors

Interested students should contact to set up an appointment to talk about the Fulbright program.

Fulbright Website

General Announcements

Bookstore Hours During Finals Week (4/25-5/1)

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The bookstore hours during finals week(4/25-5/1), will be as follows:
Monday-Friday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday | Closed



Bookstore Hours

Celebrate Earth Month in April

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Today, Friday April 22nd is Earth Day! We are dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate our Home. Join us in attending the many events we have planned throughout the month!
Come rekindle community, self-heal, and reconnect with the Earth through celebrations during Earth Month. These Environmental Action Committee-supported events will allow you further connection to green spaces on campus, engagement with educational experiences by all forms of teachers, exploration of inclusive career paths, and the opportunity to build solidarity with social justice work bonded by intersectionality. Together in community, learn from Indigenous cultures, be rewarded with rest and find its productivity, fix your bike, have a ball with slow fashion, eat local, and then finish the month with a community bonfire into the sunset.

Mii omaa akiing endaayang – The Earth is our Home

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in these events are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event(s) with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Learn more about our upcoming Earth Month events here

Volunteers Needed – Support Students During MoveOut (4/22-4/29)

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We welcomed them when they arrived, let’s support students as they move out, easing their transition from finals to summer break! From Wednesday 4/20 – MoveOut Day Friday 4/29, staff and faculty volunteers are needed to help students move out of their residence halls and sort donations going to the ShareShop and Sisterhood Boutique.

Residence Life and the ShareShop team are partnering to lead MoveOut with goals of easing students’ stress of moving, collecting donations so future students can make use of them, and diverting “waste” away from the Minneapolis incinerator. It’s a win-win-win! We just need your help! Sign-up by following the link below. Email questions to Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer at

For more info & to sign-up for a MoveOut shift (or shifts) click here!

New Fall Course: Expressing Identity Through Art, Music, and Dance

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Interested in Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous culture and history? If yes, this new course on expressing identity through art, music, and dance is for you! It is in registration as “Indigenous Forms of Cultural Expression”.

This course honors Indigenous contemporary cultural forms of expression including theater, film, new media, storytelling, literature, dance, and music both in our region and across Turtle Island. Throughout this course students will engage with the meaning of aesthetics in Indigenous culture, interact with guest artists and speakers, and explore how Indigenous culture shapes and is shaped by contemporary cultural contexts.
It fulfills an AIS requirement, a Humanities LAF and is 4 credits. No prerequisites

Moving off Campus?

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16, 2022) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email ( with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of the year Campus Box Survey

Multicultural Life Spirit Week

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Multicultural Life Spirit Week Starts Next Week! There will be different themes starting Monday, April 26 to Thursday April 28th. Come and Join us as there will be food, raffles and games! This is a place and time to both relax and get in the needed time to study for finals!

Where: Oyate Commons
When: Starting @10am

Tuesday-Cosplay/Costume Day
Where: Student Lounge
When: 12pm-1pm

Wednesday-Auggie Pride Day
Where: Oyate Commons
When: 12pm-1pm

Thursday-HAT DAY
Where:Oyate Commons
When: 12pm-1pm

Last Day of Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Strommen Career Peer Advisors

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Today is the last day of the Spring Semester to get your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a Strommen Career Peer Advisor. Stop by Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s) between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours are available from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Access the Zoom Link on our Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Students may still schedule Resume and Cover Letter Review appointments with a career coach in Handshake.

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

Come to the Writing Center for Feedback on your Papers and Projects

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The Writing Center is offering online appointments to help all students with their writing needs. Tutors are available during the following online hours:

• Sunday 2-8pm
• Monday 4-8pm
• Tuesday 2-8pm
• Wednesday 2-8pm
• Thursday 4-8pm

We close for the summer on April 29th but will be open during regular hours for finals week!

Visit our website to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Bee a Smart Student 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

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

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Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.,

TODAY – Brownbags on April 22 for Coming Cybersecurity Changes

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IT will be hosting a virtual brownbag and then an in person brownbag on Friday April 22.

Virtual Brown bag
10AM – 11AM
Register at

In Person Brown Bag
East Commons
12 noon – 1PM

Learn about expanding use of Duo for online login security for employees and more.

Event Announcements

Don’t’ Let Your Summer be a Bummer, File your FAFSA with SFS

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With Summer around the corner, don’t let your financial aid for next fall hold you back. The SFS office is host FAFSA help sessions every Wednesday from 1-4pm until May 11th! Stop by Sverdrup to file your FAFSA with SFS. There may even be some candy!

April 27th – Sverdrup 205 1-4pm
May 4th – Sverdrup 201 1-4pm
May 11th – Sverdrup 201 1-4pm

Email with any questions

Faculty Register to Display your Scholarship

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Please submit your work from the past 2 years to be displayed such as articles, performance programs, books or anything you have been working on!
Faculty Scholarship will be displayed Friday April 29th at 1 PM in the Foss Atrium prior to the year-end reception. We hope to see a broad range across all disciplines.

Happy Earth Day – Earth Day Events TODAY

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Today, April 22nd is the 52nd Earth Day! We are dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate our Home. Check out the events happening TODAY:

12-1pm – Neurodiversity in Green Spaces
People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by climate change but are often underrepresented within the climate movement. While drawing from her own experiences with neurodiversity in private, educational, nonprofit, and movement spaces, Noelle Cirisan from MN350, will share what disabled individuals bring to the environmental spaces, and how the Disabled Community and environmental groups can work together to make inclusive spaces that advocate for a truly equitable environmental movement.
Location: Marshall Room, Christensen Center

6-10pm – Muslim Student Association’s Annual Iftar Dinner
The Muslim Student Association will be hosting their annual iftar dinner during Ramadan, where students and outside guests come together to enjoy a night of food and fun! Awards will be given to leaders inside and outside the Augsburg community for their exceptional leadership roles. Delicious food will also be provided for guests to break their fast with! Please register in Auggie Life.
Location: Hagfors Center 150

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in these events are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event(s) with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Learn more about our upcoming Earth Month events here

Chapel: End-of-Year Blessings

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel for a service of sending blessings. Pastor Babette Chatman and Pastoral Intern Tori Remer will preach together. We will offer a blessing for Tori as she finishes her internship and we will thank our student deacons. Mark Sedio, University Organist, will play piano and organ. Chapel is recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Earth Day Chapel

Baccalaureate – Sunday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m.

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The Baccalaureate Service is a Christian service of celebration with music and word, held for the graduating class and their families, celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg. The service will be Sunday, April 24, @ 11am in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Graduating students should wear their cap and gown and may sit with their family or guests in any available seats. This year President Paul Pribbenow will give the homily and we will join with the Trinity Lutheran Congregation. At the Baccalaureate service, graduates will receive a blessing blanket.

Free – Earth Week 2022 Summit

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In celebration of the 52nd Earth Day, several Minnesota colleges and universities are collaborating to present a virtual week-long summit (4/16-4/24). How do we begin to heal from so much personal and global trauma? How do we look ahead with hope for future generations? Mother Earth knows the answer. We just need to be better listeners. We need to remember how to listen with our heart.

Beginning Saturday, April 16th and continuing through Sunday, April 24th, we will explore and honor our relationship with the land, our communities, and each other through a series of engaging presentations, discussions, film screenings, music, and activities. Inspired by diverse voices striving for justice, we remind ourselves of the importance of equitable solutions, both systemic and individual, that lift up all present and future human and more-than-human relatives. Caring for Mother Earth is caring for all of us.

Register via the link below for EARTH WEEK 2022 (Free!) to receive a Zoom passcode, which will gain you access to every Earth Week 2022 event. Most events will be held virtually though some will be offered in person. Zoom links are available on each event page. In person locations will be indicated.

Specific Augsburg-sponsored events at this summit include:
Tuesday 4/19 12-1pm BIPOC Career Stories in Minnesota
Tuesday 4/19 1-2pm Climate Anxiety
Wednesday 4/20 12-1pm BIPOC Career Stories from Across the Country
Thursday 4/21 12-1pm Job Tips & Opportunities for BIPOC Students from Minnesota DNR

More information on the summit, can be found here:

Register for the Earth Week 2022 Summit here!

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop

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The URGO Office is kicking off Application Boot Camp with a Personal Statement Workshop this year! Application Boot Camp brings together applicants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications.

May 3rd at 10:30 AM in Hagfors 104

Contact Catherina Kipper with any questions:

Register Here

Late Night Breakfast: Next Monday

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

Monday, April 25 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Free to students with an Augsburg ID.

A 40″ Samsung HD television will be raffled to attendees!

Some menu items include:

Tiger Sushi
Cheese Omelets
O’Brien Potatoes
Beef sausage Patty
Pork Sausage Link
Italian Soda Station
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Fresh Pastries (Grandma’s Bakery)

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: Next Monday

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Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the proposed fiscal 2023 operating budget, which will be presented to the board of regents at its May meeting. John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget

Monday, April 25 Noon in the Marshall Room and Zoom

Tuesday, May 103:30 p.m. Marshall Room and Zoom

Wednesday, May 119 a.m. Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands page

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