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ED Talk April 27: The Academic Transition to Summer

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Whether you’re in your first year of university teaching or have been doing this for more than 10 years, the transition that happens as faculty go “off-contract” for the summer (for those of us who do) can be surprisingly challenging every year! Join CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright to talk about strategies and/or rituals you use to navigate this transition..

ED Talks take place in Hagfors 151 immediately before Faculty meetings from 3:10-3:30pm. This is the final ED Talk of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

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

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.

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.

General Announcements

Benefits and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

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Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm, Friday 4/29 to be processed for the Friday, 5/6 pay date. This includes timesheet corrections, stipend requests, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms.

If you have any questions, please email
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Volunteers Needed – Support Students During MoveOut (4/27-4/29)

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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!

Auggie Pride Day – MLife Spirit Week

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Hello Auggies! Today is one of the best days to show our Auggie Pride by wearing it! Come to the Oyate Commons for Auggie Pride day. Wear some of your favorite clothes from Augsburg and take pictures. Even if you aren’t able to make it, take selfies and send us a picture of yourself in your Auggie wear.

Where: Oyate Commons
When: 12pm-1pm

Auggie Pride Day – Auggie Life

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

Want to Keep your Same Campus Box?

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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

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.,

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

Special Topics Courses: Film Directing and Editing

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to direct films or edit them, we have some new classes in the Fall you might like.

FLM 295: Topics: Editing 2 cr.
Learn how to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro! This is a 2 credit course open to anyone!

FLM 495: Topics: Directing for Cinematic Storytelling
Taught by Raven Johnson, a filmmaker-in-residence, you will learn how to direct films! From shots to scenes to everything in between! If you have at all thought about making a movie, this class is for you. It’s helpful to have taken Film 180 or another film class, but it isn’t required. From camera-placement and movement to shaping an actor’s performance and communicating cinematic mood and tone, you will work to develop your own directing skills as you learn the elements, techniques, and methods for working with actors and film crews.

FLM 495: Topics: Movies That Matter
Uncle Ben told Spiderman that “with great power comes great responsibility”. Moving pictures have the power to influence politics, change industry, impact culture, spur social movements, change laws, and write history. In this course, you will watch films, assess their meaning and impact, and engage in topical discussions around cinematic techniques, cultural values, and film theories. Note: The focus of each Movies That Matters course will be centered on the interests and expertise of the professor. Examples include: women directors, BIPOC film, animation, sci-fi, and yes, super-heroes. This particular course will focus on women directors.

Search Communication Studies, Film, and New Media course offerings

Event Announcements

Earth Month Closing Ceremony: Bonfire and Poetry Today

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As Earth Month is coming to an end, we gather around a bonfire to find unity in community. We bring our bodies, minds, and spirits together in poetry to listen to Mother Earth and to honor our home. Our hearts are on fire for justice that is rooted in healing our planet. The collective struggle for liberation depends on how we treat one another and our environment. Join us in celebrating the close of Earth Month with a bonfire to honor our commitment to ecological stewardship.

When? This Wednesday, April 27th 7-9pm
Location: Augsburg Community Garden

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.

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

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

MNUDL Volunteer Opportunity: Seeking Finance Professionals to Judge Financial Literacy Debates

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You’re Invited! Judge Debates & Network with Students on May 21st!

The MN Urban Debate League is looking for financial professionals that identify as female or gender non-conforming to judge at our annual Financial Literacy Debate tournament this year!

You do not need debate experience to be a judge. We will provide training and opportunities to ask questions prior to the tournament, and will also be available to support you during the tournament.

Financial Literacy Debate is an innovative program that supports students’ public speaking, critical thinking, and financial literacy skills and knowledge. Our program works to close the gender gap in the financial sector by building the leadership and financial knowledge of high school participants that identify as female or gender non-conforming, through debate. Over the course of the initiative, students meet with their coach after school, learn about the topic area and fundamental economic concepts through an engaging curriculum, hold practice debates, and participate in a competition with other schools.

Our tournament this year is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Augsburg University. The tournament schedule will be as follows:

· 9:30 am: Judge training

· 10:00 am: Judge three debate rounds about the benefits/harms of cryptocurrency

· 1:00: Lunch and networking between students and financial professionals

· 2:00: Awards Ceremony

· 2:30: End

Sign up at our website to be a part of our event at Augsburg University on May 21st from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Thank you for supporting our students as they build their financial literacy skills and explore career pathways in finance!

Learn More & Sign Up

Keeping Track of Auggies

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

Auggies Wins National Boren Scholarship

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The Off-Campus Study Office and URGO are pleased to announce that Justin Howela, a ’23 biology major, received a Boren Scholarship for $25,000. Justin will be studying Korean in South Korea for a full year. Only 25% of applicants receive this nationally competitive award. Justin can imagine himself working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a range of topics, including a plant disease called citrus greening. Justin completed a summer of URGO research funded by donors Dean and Amy Sundquist under the mentorship Dr. Leon van Eck.

Boren Scholars study a wide range of critical languages, come from diverse fields of study and immerse themselves in the language and cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the federal government.

STEM students can participate in intensive language and cultural study for a summer, or like other applicants, study for six to twelve months in world regions underrepresented in study abroad. If you are interested in learning more about the Boren scholarship, please contact Andrea Dvorak in Off-campus Study at or Dixie Shafer in URGO at

Congratulations to Justin!

Boren Scholarship Website


Seeking Paid Debate Judges in May and June – Make $$ Remotely and Make a Difference for Students

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Calling college students! The semester ends soon, but we’ve got ways you can earn a little extra (while doing good)! for students during May & June.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking debate judges for our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. No debate experience is needed – we will train you.

Judges for our Spanish Debate League must be fluent in Spanish. East African Debate League tournaments are held in English. Both types of judges must pass a background check and have a supportive, educational mindset.

Judges will earn $55 per tournament. Tournaments on these dates will be virtual!

April 29
May 5
May 12
May 19

May 31st
June 14th

Further schedule info is here:

Are you interested in learning more? Use our contact form and tell us more about you!

Fun Summer Job Opportunity

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!

Earn $55/Tournament and Help Students Build Skills: Judge the Spanish Debate League

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Earn $55 and Help Students Build Skills: Judge the Spanish Debate League

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is searching for some last-minute Spanish-speaking judges for our Spanish Debate League.

In the Spanish Debate League, Twin Cities middle and high school students debate a community-chosen topic entirely in Spanish. This year’s topic involves the ethics of consuming animal products.

We need judges to make it happen. No debate experience is required. We are seeking folks who are fluent in Spanish and willing to be educators, who will listen to students speak, give constructive feedback, and choose a winner of our debates. You’ll help students build their academic skills and Spanish fluency.

You’ll earn $55 for 2 rounds held virtually on weeknights.

We need judges for the following dates:

Thursday, April 21
Friday, April 29
Thursday, May 5
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, May 19

Sign up here:

If you are interested in being paid, please email Jenna Randerson at If you are looking to volunteer, feel free to sign up directly.

Please feel free to reach out to with any questions!

Learn More and Sign Up