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CTL Event September 21: Actively Engaging Students in the Classroom

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Want to add some energy to your classroom and enhance student learning? Join Su Dorée on Wednesday, September 21st in HC152 from 3:40-4:40pm for a hands-on session showcasing techniques to actively and equitably engage students during class. Appropriate for faculty at all levels of experience with active learning from beginners to experts. As always, if you need any accommodations to fully participate in this session please contact CTL ( or Events (

Apply for Professional Development Funds by October 1

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If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding), the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is October 1, 2022.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than October 3, 2022. You can find the request form, as well as a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding this year, on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions please contact

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a staff or faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature staff and faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

General Announcements

Prepare + Prosper Volunteer and Skill-Building Opportunity

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Prepare + Prosper is an organization that, through volunteers and strong community partnerships, brings free tax services to build financial wellbeing for low-income taxpayers! They facilitate tax clinics throughout the Twin Cities region that provide free tax preparation and financial products to low- and moderate-income individuals and families. For the 2023 tax season, they are looking for more than 400 new volunteers to meet the current demands in our community.

This is a great opportunity to learn the practical skills gained in the tax clinic–interpersonal and technical–that are invaluable in gaining work experience for a variety of professions including those in business and social work. Prepare + Prosper is prepared and excited to work with student volunteers seeking class credit and internship requirements. You can register on Handshake or check out their website to learn more.

Check out the Prepare + Prosper website

CLASS Office (Disability Resources) Fall Drop-In Hours

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CLASS Office disability specialists will be available to meet in person in the CLASS Office for brief (15 minutes or less) check-ins. Come to Lindell Library 216, second floor, behind the large silver desk. Times/availability subject to change. Students attending drop-in times do not have to meet with their assigned specialist.

Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesdays 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

TOMORROW: Learn About the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance

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What is the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA)?

Called LS-NSSA for short, this program is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to increase the number of Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Augsburg LS-NSSA program provides stipends, research opportunities, and more to students who meet the eligibility criteria and complete a brief program application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you will hear back soon after applying. All students are welcome to participate in LS-NSSA events and programming but to receive program funding, a completed application is required.

How can I learn more about LS-NSSA?

To learn more, attend the following application session, or email with any questions. Interested students are invited to fill out the application.

The application session will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022.
In-person session, 3:30 – 4:00 PM, Hagfors Center, Room 150A
Stop by and complete the LS-NSSA application
Meet scholars and learn about more upcoming events
Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at or

To learn more about LS-NSSA, visit the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance website

Share Your Skills and Do Meaningful Part-Time Work: Become a Debate Coach for the MNUDL

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Now Hiring: Community Debate Coaches

The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Lean more about our work here:

Looking for a way to build leadership skills, mentor aspiring debaters, and earn extra money in a meaningful way? Become a debate coach with the MNUDL! We are currently seeking community coaches for 2022 Fall Semester (Sept.-December) debate programming.

Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred. Although we primarily practice policy debate, folks with other forms of debate experience are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be able to travel within the Twin Cities Metro for weekday practices and weekend tournaments. The MNUDL is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including BIPOC candidates, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people with disabilities. We believe debate is for everyone, and that includes our coaches! Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Payment is $2,250 for the fall semester, plus up to an additional $1,500 based on incentives and duties! Please contact our Program Director, Jake Swede at for application details.

Back to School, Keep Your Cool 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

Write for the Student Newspaper! Echo General Meeting Today

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The Echo will start a new issue today! Cover a student org event, submit your art or poetry, use our advice column, voice an opinion about campus or even attend a sports game for us – there is something for everyone!

All students are PAID for contributing to the Echo ($15 per article) and do not have to write weekly!

Meet us in our office in the Auggie’s Nest (lower level Christensen Center) at 11:30-11:50am today to hear our editors pitches!

Want to learn more about the Echo? Follow our Instagram @augsburg_echo or visit our website

(The Echo is completely student produced and is not an affiliated with Augsburg marketing.)

New Year in Central Services

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With the 2022-23 school year we have some changes to the Central Services. We are going down to a three-person staff:

Billy Callen – Copy Center
Jeni Long – Mail Room/Site Lead
Cody Hua – Shipping/Receiving

With the change in staffing levels we need to change the print project lead time to 24-hours. Please be sure to call the Copy Center (612-330-1054) before submitting anything needed sooner. The smoothest process to having your print job completed in time is to submit it using the Augsburg Copy Request system,

Printer support calls/paper request may now take up to 3 hours for Central Services to have someone free to come and look at it. Please call us when your put in your second to last ream of paper to avoid being completely out of paper. If you do not have a back up printer option please ask IT how to add the printer driver to your computer so if the main printer you use is waiting for service you have another option to send your documents to. The Copy Center is also an option at the link above.

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Ordering Packages

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As companies like Amazon and Target have switched to using flex drivers to deliver their packages we seeing packages delivered all over campus instead of to the Shipping/Receiving Department. We have been trying to fix the issue of packages being left in random places around campus. If you see a package delivered to someplace other then Shipping/Receiving please let us know or bring it in so we can get it to the correct person.

To help the flex drivers find the correct building please use the Christensen Center’s building address when ordering instead of the general campus address. Please make sure you have your full name on the order.

Your Name
720 22nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Central Services Hours and Locations

Students: Gain Experience and Professional Skills With a Part-Time Job

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Even if your part-time job isn’t in the field you hope to build your career around, it can still provide opportunities to learn, develop valuable professional skills, and gain experience. Not only can the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work Team help you find a part-time job, they can help you tell the story of your experience in a way that will show employers what you have to offer. Visit the Strommen Center’s website for Part-Time Job Resources.

Still not convinced that a part-time job can help you develop valuable professional skills? Read about how a student’s food service job at Chipotle helped them serve up professional skills like interpersonal and communication skills, time management, leadership, and teamwork!

Part-Time Job Resources

Interested In Applying to Be an AugSem Leader?

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Are you interested in a paid on-campus position here on campus? If the answer is yes, Augsburg University’s Campus Life is looking for a student leader to assist faculty and provide peer mentorship in an Augsburg Seminar class from 8:20 to 9:30am on Tuesdays during the fall semester! You must be available to work during this time and work an average of 3 to 5 hours per week. This is a great resource for students to gain leadership experience and to be more involved on campus. Please contact the AugSem Program Assistants ( for more information.

AugSem Leader Application

Interested in Becoming a Physician Assistant?

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The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their first meeting on Monday, Sept. 19th, during chapel time (10:35-11:05 am). Location is TBD. We aim to learn about and promote passion for the PA profession, share opportunities and host workshops to ready us for PA school, and grow our community through events and volunteer opportunities. The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA.

We hope to see you there!

Event Announcements

Internships Summer 2023 and Full-Time Jobs—Learn More

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The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to invite students to attend the on-campus internship and career fair on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Foss Center.

Many organizations do their recruiting for summer 2023 internships and entry-level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. In fact, employers like 3M, US Bank, and Ameriprise Financial have application deadline dates in late September.

Register and learn more about the employers that will be attending and job fair prep sessions at

Register and Learn More

Taco ‘Bout Your Resume Review Event

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Get your RESUME REVIEWED before the Internship and Career fair on September 28, 2022!

Two options:

1) Sign up for an in-depth, 20 minute resume review with a recruiting expert from Katapult Network, or drop-in for a quick 5-minute consultation. After your resume questions are answered, stick around for a TACO! Spots for the 20 minute sessions are limited, so sign-up early! Register via Handshake for your one-on-one resume review.

2) Drop-In Resume Hours – M, W, F – 10:30am-3:30pm located in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. Have your resume reviewed by our trained Peer Advisor.

Questions? Call 612-330-1148 or email

TODAY: Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

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TriBeta and the Biology Dept. Greenhouse are holding their annual plant sale!

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 10 a.m. — 3 pm.
Where: Lobby of the Christensen Center

Stop by and pick up a new green friend for your dorm room or office windowsill! We’ll have a great selection of easy-care species, bromeliads, orchids, succulents, mature cacti, goldfish plants and even a few sought-after aroids. We have very limited numbers of the most desirable plants, so get there early!

Cash or card. Plant prices start at $5, and earnings go directly toward supporting TriBeta and Greenhouse activities.

Plant sale flyer

2022 Oyaté Retreat

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Hello Auggies!

Join us on our annual Oyaté Retreat! For 3 days & 2 nights, we will be engaging in team building activities, food, and building a community! Registrations are open now!

Hosted by:
Augsburg Asian Student Association
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association,
Augsburg Latin American Students,
International Student Organizations,
Pan-Afrikan Student Union,
Queer Indigenous and People of Color

When: Friday, Sep 23rd to Sunday, Sep 25th

Make sure to RSVP in the link below

For any questions or concerns, contact

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

2022 Oyaté Retreat- Auggie Life

Reserve Your Ticket TODAY for the MNUDL Mayors Challenge on September 22

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. September 15th is the last day to get your ticket to the MNUDL Mayors Challenge 10th Anniversary Celebration: The Great NATO Debate. Nearly 90% of seats are sold! Secure your spot:

Join us at the American Swedish Institute from 5:00 PM-7:45 PM on 9/22 for a showcase debate, performed by our students, on the topic of NATO and the Nordic Countries.

Her Excellency Ambassador of Sweden, Karin Olofsdotter, and Torleiv Opland, Deputy Chief of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., will join and speak with us virtually. They’ll be joined in person by other VIPs at our 10th Anniversary of the Mayors Challenge: The Great NATO Debate, including Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz (confirmed), Mayor Jacob Frey (confirmed), and Mayor Melvin W. Carter III (invited), and our emcee, MPR News Senior Reporter Nina Moini (our emcee).

We will also hear from Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor of the United States, virtually as he accepts his 2022 Champion of Change Award.

Find the schedule of events here:

5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.

6:00 – Dinner Begins

6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz

6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors

7:00 – Ambassador Panel

7:30 – Champions of Change

7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion

CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON? You can also book a virtual ticket for a discounted price. Virtual tickets are free, with a suggested $25 donation.

Farewell to Kristen Cooper Open House

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Kristen shared some bittersweet news—she has accepted a new role at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School as their Vice President for Development. I’m excited to see how Kristen lives out her vocational calling in ways that benefit their compelling mission.

In this role, Kristen will be leading their efforts in fundraising, advancement services and alumni relations. She’s particularly excited about opportunities to work with local corporations and foundations, as well as their president, who just began this summer.

Kristen plans for September 20 to be her last day. Please join me in congratulating Kristen on Tue Sep 20, 2022 3pm – 4pm in OGC 300.

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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Augsburg students with disabilities come meet one another, enjoy some candy and create community! Auggie Connect begins Tuesday September 20 from 4-5 pm.
Meet in the Riverside Room in Christensen Center or join virtually via Google Meet.
Auggie Connect will meet every Tuesday.
On Google Meet join with the nickname: auggieconnect
For questions or disability-related accommodations contact CLASS staff Cassie Charles or 612-330-1648

Chapel: Morning Prayer

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am for a service of morning prayer. During this service we will also install our campus ministry musician Brian De Young. Brian De Young (he/him) joins Augsburg University after many years in church music ministry in congregations in Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota. In addition to his role in Campus Ministry, he currently serves as the Director of Music at Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul. With a bachelor’s degree in organ performance and graduate education in both church music and piano performance, Brian is a musician of broad skills and wide-ranging interests. Outside of Augsburg he may be seen performing classical chamber music, singing Renaissance and Baroque choral music, playing in a theatre pit orchestra, or on keys at a Twin Cities Tango Collective event. He lives in South Minneapolis with his partner Alena, daughters Nina and Elisabeth, and rescue mutt Copper.

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