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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 (

Adjunct instructors who are covered by the CBA between Augsburg and SEIU, Local 284 and are currently on contract are eligible to receive a $50 stipend for participation in this workshop. Please see the “Professional Development for Adjunct Faculty Members” page at the CTL website for more information.

Faculty: 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) December 2022 through February 2023, 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 all deadlines and 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

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, 2 Augsburg faculty, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,500. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website ( Completed applications must be submitted to by Tuesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1447, or stop in at Hagfors 101.


Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

General Announcements

Lindell Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

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Can we find 280 Auggies who have read at least one of the 25 most frequently challenged books of the past 3 years?

Stop by Lindell Library’s display for Banned Books Week, September 18-24, 2022, on the street level by the Augsburg yearbooks and put your stamp on our easel to let us know if you are one of our freedom readers!

Read about book bans at the display and find out more about this nationwide celebration online at

Welcome Summer Bordon, Augsburg’s New MN GreenCorps Member

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Please help me extend a warm Ausburg welcome to Summer Bordon (she/her). Summer is Augsburg’s MN GreenCorps Member through August 2023. She is a recent graduate from Grinnell College where she majored in Religious Studies. She is excited to return to Minneapolis where she grew up and to support environmental sustainability efforts at Augsburg. Her work as a MN GreenCorps Member will strengthen Augsburg University’s capacity and community resilience to impacts of climate change by advancing sustainable practices and increasing the knowledge of students, staff, faculty, and neighborhood partner organizations. She will provide outreach, education, and assistance to raise understanding and increase best practices on air pollutant reduction through green transportation promotion, explore energy conservation and renewable options for green infrastructure improvements, and champion waste reduction, recycling, and organics management strategies in our dormitories and dining services.

Summer and I will be connecting with key folks related to this work in the coming weeks. She can be reached via email at and is part of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship team. Feel free to email her directly or myself at with greetings and questions. Please help me in welcoming Summer to Augsburg!

Monica McDaniel
Sustainability Officer

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus on Spring or Summer Break

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

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

Updated Lead Time for the Copy Center

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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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Need a Package

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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

Seeking Experienced Debaters: Earn Up to $3,750/Semester as a MNUDL Coach

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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.

Calling Artists: Donate Nature Art to Roberts Bird Sanctuary’s Upcoming Tiny Art Auction

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Please donate your original artwork to our “Tiny Roberts” art auction!

Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary is partnering with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to add an observation deck to the Roberts visitor shelter. We are raising funds this summer with the goal to complete construction after fall migration.

This observation deck will help make Roberts Bird Sanctuary more accessible to people of all abilities.

What: An auction of “tiny” original art to raise funds to build the Roberts Terrace
Where: Online
When: Submit your artwork by September 25
How: Mail artwork to Rebecca Froehlich, 2211 Riverside Ave, CB 26, Minneapolis, MN 55454
(Postage will be compensated).

OR you can drop them off at the Roberts Visitor Shelter between 4-7 PM on Sunday Sept. 25.

Art Details

Subjects: Birds, mammals, plants, landscapes, fungi, nature, and living things found in Roberts Bird Sanctuary (it must be your original work, but can be pre-existing work that you made which fits the theme)

Size: Must fit in a 9″ x 12″ bubble mailer

Media: Paintings, drawings, prints, collages, beadwork, small sculptures, jewelry, matted or canvas-mounted photographs… reach out and let us know what you have, and we’ll let you know if it works!



Event Announcements

Part-Time Jobs: MPS Community Education Tabling TODAY

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Representatives from MPS -Community Education and Adult Programs will be on campus in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Tuesday, 9/20 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. Stop by and learn about part-time employment, internship, and volunteer opportunities within Minneapolis Community Education’s Youth and Adult programs.

Their mission is to engage youth, adults, and families, in a wide variety of enriching, lifelong learning opportunities. They have a number of positions located within schools, especially as part of their after school programs with young people. Additionally, there are occasional positions available in adult enrichment programming, programming with individuals with different abilities, and in our aquatics program.

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshops: Today and Tomorrow – Big Money for Study Abroad

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The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to the Gilman Scholarship info sessions/workshop to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.

Tuesday, September 20 3:45 – 4:45pm
Wednesday, Sept 21 3:30 – 4:40pm
(both workshops are the same – come on the day that works for you!)

To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen, and receive a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due October 6*** for study abroad programs in: Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Academic Year 2023-2024

Have questions? Get in touch:

Gilman Scholarship information and application

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

TODAY: Ameriprise Financial – Summer 2023 Internships and Full-Time Jobs

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Representatives from Ameriprise Financial will be on campus tabling in the Christensen Center lobby TODAY (Tuesday, September 20th) from 10:30am-12:30 pm. Stop by for a delicious COOKIE and learn about their summer 2023 internships and full-time positions!

Application deadlines are 10/5/22! Learn more about the positions and how to apply!
100+ internships/jobs including Data Science, Operations, Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Technology Leadership Development, Technology, Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, Communications and much more!!

In addition, Ameriprise Financial along with 30 other employers will be attending our Internship & Career Fair on Wednesday, September 28th! Register for the fair on Handshake.

Apply with Ameriprise Financial -Internships & Jobs

Apply with Ameriprise Financial -Internships & Jobs

Student Dining Town Hall Tonight

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Augsburg, in partnership with JGL Consultants, is currently in the process of developing a process for selecting a dining services provider starting in Fall 2023. We are soliciting student feedback on what they are looking for out of dining at the University. Please come and voice your opinions on the future of dining at Augsburg!

This Town Hall will take place at 5:20pm in the Marshall Room and will be lead by consultants from JGL. There will be pizza, salad and refreshments for all who attend.

For those who wish to attend virtually, please register here:

RSVP to the Event

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

Prep Fair Sessions: On-Campus Internship and Career Fair

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Are you looking for an internship or entry level position? Plan to attend a prep session to help you prepare for the Internship & Career Fair. Attending a prep session will help you to be more confident and successful at the upcoming fair, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th. It is free and open to all students.

OPTION #1: In person 20-minute prep session – Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center, Earn a $5 food/drink gift card just for attending!
Wednesday Sept. 21- 4:30-5:00; Thursday, Sept 22 -11:30-11:50; Monday Sept. 26- 4:30-5:00; Tuesday, Sept. 27- 11:30-11:50 or 4:30-5:00

OPTION #2: Community Moodle Prep Session -Strommen Career & Internship Services – What to Expect at a Career Fair – (videos and articles) Video: Internship & Career Fair Prep Session (9 minutes)

A lot of organizations do their recruiting for summer 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. We expect over 30 employers to attend so don’t miss this great opportunity!

Register for the On-Campus Internship & Career Fair on Handshake.(

TODAY Auggie Connect for Students With Disabilities

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

Get a Virtual Ticket to the MNUDL Mayors Challenge

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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.

Join us (virtually) at the American Swedish Institute from 6:00 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:

6:00 – Our Program 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

You can book a virtual ticket for free, with a suggested $25 donation.

Cedar Riverside Multicultural Dinner – September 22

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The Cedar Riverside Multicultural Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Currie Park, adjacent to the Brian Coyle Community Center. Food from a variety of local restaurants will be featured. There will be performances celebrating the diverse cultures of Cedar Riverside. The Multicultural Dinner is an annual event intended to bring together people from all corners of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood to share a meal, celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood, and build community. All are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Reception for International Journalists

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Faculty, students, and staff are invited to a reception this Friday, September 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Hagfors 150. The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) and Global Minnesota are co-hosting the event, which will welcome Ambassador Ross Wilson and international journalists from the U.S. Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow program.

Mr. Wilson is the former United States ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan and was the chargé d’affaires to Afghanistan until the U.S. Embassy in Kabul transferred operations to Qatar in August 2021.

The Edward R. Murrow journalists come from Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Croatia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. While in Minnesota, they will examine press freedom in the United States, the role of journalism in a democracy, and the ways that new technologies shape how news is gathered, reported, distributed, and consumed.

Though there will be a short informal presentation, this event is primarily for socializing and networking. Hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. Please email to RSVP by September 22 at 1:00 PM.

Provost Paula O’Loughlin Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel on Tuesday, September 27th as we launch a new series at Augsburg University called Uncovering Vocation. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month we will have a member of the Augsburg community sharing their vocation story during chapel from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Our first guest will be Provost Paula O’Loughlin. Come and learn more about our community and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

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