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Teaching and Learning

Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Student Leadership Position

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Interested in helping young people? AYTI offers young people a chance to connect with others. This program is an annual week long summer program for high school students (9th-12th grades). AYTI practices place-based vocational discernment connected to a specific theme. Participants engage in daily reflection with a theology, community based learning, small group relationship building, and worship. Interviews will be on November 12, 2022.

AYTI Website

Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

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The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicant in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:
Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:
• Check out the Boren website ( to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff:
• Let us know your interest by contacting Maren Stoddard Mack ( or URGO staff ( by November 28th.
• Send application essay drafts to – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.
Final applications are due February 1st!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

Visit the Writing Center for Help With Your Written Assignments

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The Writing Center Is Open!

Our hours are:
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

Planning Spring Courses? Don’t Forget About Summer Study Abroad

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Do something different this summer … Study Abroad or Away!

Earn credits and get off-campus, and all programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

• 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 May 4-19, 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 May 8-17, 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking or
•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

Need Keystone or Search for Meaning II and Augsburg Experience? This is Your Answer

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! Apply to this spring program with Professor Matt Maruggi, and spend your spring break somewhere totally different than the Twin Cities!

travel to Guatemala on spring break

Course options:
• RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II *or*
• RLN 480 – KEYSTONE credit for some majors

AND participation in this program completes your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Got questions? Get in touch:

Get more information and apply here!

This Spring: Humanities and Augsburg Experience in Los Angeles

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! Apply to join this spring semester course with Professor Adriane Brown, and do something totally different on spring break!

Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA

• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement
• fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

Highlights of this program include:
• Tour the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
• Walking tour of Chinatown and Olvera St.
• Go to the beach! A welcome change from frozen Minnesota!
• Immersive Storytelling Workshop
• Free day at Disneyland/California Adventure
• and LOTS more!
All-inclusive program cost covers: airfare, 9 days in LA with hotels and meals included, all program activities and transportation included!

ALL students are welcome to apply, including first-year students.

Got questions? Get in touch:

Learn more and start your application here

General Announcements

2023 Open Enrollment: November 7–18

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Open Enrollment begins Monday, November 7 and continues through Friday, November 18. This is the only time of year outside of a qualifying life event when benefits-eligible employees may elect or change their benefit options, connect with the informative resources to help make the best decisions to meet their needs and enroll for the coming year.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend open enrollment information sessions to learn more. Please check the information sessions and Zoom links on the HR website.

10/31 10:30am General Open Enrollment – Virtual
11/2 12pm General Open Enrollment – OGC, Room 100
11/7 6pm General Open Enrollment – Virtual

o Medica pre-enrollment website:

o Medica presentation 10/26/2022:

HR website > Open Enrollment 2023

Trick-or-Treat Yourself 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

Gratitude and Goodies At the Gage Desk

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Please drop by the Gage desk on the second floor of the library Wednesday, November 2 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a time of munching treats, sipping hot cider/cocoa, and writing thank-you cards. We can all benefit by taking time to demonstrate our thanks to those who have made a difference in our lives, whether in big ways or small. Those participating will be entered into a drawing to win a cozy blanket! This event is being sponsored by the CLASS office.

Volunteer with Feminist Book Club for the National Women’s Studies Conference, November 11-13

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Feminist Book Club (FBC), located in the Seward Neighborhood, is the Official Bookseller for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. Keynote speakers are Angela Davis and Anita Hill! Volunteers will have access to the conference the day they are volunteering if they would like to sit in on panels or presentations. Here’s the conference website:

Please email for details or to sign up for a shift!

Shifts available are:
Friday, Nov. 11
9am-12pm – one volunteer
12pm-3pm – two volunteers
3pm-6pm – one volunteer
Saturday, Nov. 12
9am-12pm – one volunteer
12pm-3pm – two volunteers
3pm-6pm – one volunteer
Sunday, Nov. 13
9am-1pm – two volunteers

FBC is a subscription service with an active community of more than 800 members internationally. Books are selected by members, you can opt in for monthly subscriptions that include goods related to the book from BIPOC and Queer owned businesses, and 5% of their profits go to orgs working on social justice issues. They’re
rad, if you’re free to help out it’s a great opportunity to meet some great folks!

Feminist Book Club

Memorialize the Movement Volunteer Opportunities

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Memorialize the Movement (MTM) is a grassroots organization that was created in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department and the protests that followed on May 25th, 2020. MTM was born from the need to address the lack of racial and economic justice in the city of Minneapolis. When it became clear that there was no plan for the collection and preservation of the plywood murals made by 2020 protesters and mourners, MTM’s founder, Leesa Kelly, took on the responsibility of collecting as many of these artworks as possible so that the Black and Brown stories they told would not be lost.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering their time, let us know by following this link or emailing

Check out their website for more information:

following this link

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn Up to $35)

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This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form:

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research Lab at Augsburg University ( or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr. Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail:, Phone: 612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Campus Kitchen Updates

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– Every Monday(4-7 pm) and Tuesday (3-5 pm) we have open cooking hours in the food lab: Hagfors 108. Use this time to cook your favorite dish or simply create what you wish. Please bring ingredients to use for your dish and feel free to use the food lab’s basic ingredients.

– Next week we will have two workshops: Pupusa & Paejon (Korean pancake). The Pupusa workshop will be on Monday (10/31) @4:30 pm and the Korean pancakes workshop will be on Tuesday (11/01) @5:00 pm. Both of them will be located in Hagfors 108. Please RSVP by clicking the links down below.
Pupusa RSVP:

– Campus Cupboard has updated its hours to 1-7 pm Monday through Thursday. Located in Anderson 26 (basement level).

Korean Pancake RSVP

First-Generation Survey for Augsburg Faculty and Staff

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In recognition of First-Generation College Celebration Day (Nov. 8), the departments of TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO McNair Scholars, and Multicultural Life will be hosting events that highlight the first-generation college experience during the week of November 7. These events will be geared to students, but all of the Augsburg community is welcome to attend. More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

In addition to this programming, we’re asking faculty and staff to complete this brief First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey. The information collected will be used to create ongoing resources and support for first-generation students here at Augsburg. Please provide as much information as you’re comfortable sharing.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey or about the Augsburg First-Generation project, please contact Magaly Ortiz, TRIO Student Support Services ( or Lara Crombie, TRIO McNair Scholars Program (

First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey

Event Announcements

Annual Anti-Racism Training

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The Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training is a required training for all Augsburg faculty and staff and has been scheduled for this year. For more information about the training and to register, please visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Website.

Thu, Dec 8, 2022
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

2022-2023 Anti-Racism Training Website

Staff Senate Greet and Treats and Greenhouse Open House

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Join your fellow Augsburg staff in Hagfors lobby on Thursday November 3, 2022 from 1-2:30pm for snacks, drinks, as well as stop by the Greenhouse and check out everything Hagfors has to offer. This time links up with the Hagfors Greenhouse open house from noon-3pm. Come meet your staff senators, new Augsburg staff and catch up with each other! Come for 5 minutes or stay the whole time — we would love to see as many of you there as possible! There will be sweet treats, juice and coffee in Hagfors lobby area. Hope to see you there!

Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM Workshop and Dinner

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Augsburg will be hosting an in-person event focused on applying to paid research opportunities in STEM that is open to students, staff, and faculty from Augsburg and the broader community.

Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM
Thursday, November 10, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Hagfors Center 150, Augsburg University

Workshop for students, staff, and faculty on identifying and applying for summer research opportunities with information on research programs such as National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

Panel for students: Student and alumni experiences

Panel for faculty and staff: Supporting equitable access and participation with representatives from The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN), ATP-Bio ATP-Bio , and The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MSERC)

Community dinner for students, staff, and faculty

Since dinner is provided, advance registration is greatly appreciated.

Register for Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

Leadership Development Series on Collaborative Leadership (Open to the Public)

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Leadership Development Series
Session II
Collaborative Leadership: Reflection & Action
Free and open to the public!

Augsburg faculty, staff, students, and friends of Augsburg are all invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to develop their collaborative and responsible leadership skills.

DATE: Friday, November 4

Enjoy a glass of wine or soda and join our alumni as they facilitate networking discussions

Collaborative Leadership: Reflection & Action
Led by Ken Simon, EdD, Deputy Director
Institute for Educational Leadership

Student Gallery & Marshall Room
Christensen Center
Augsburg University
720 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
*This location has changed from Hagfors Room 150

Register for Leadership Development Series II Here!

Exercise Science Club Presents: “Monster House” Halloween-Themed Movie Night

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Come join the Exercise Science Club for snacks and a movie at the Halloween movie Night Event on Sunday 10/30. We will be showing the movie “Monster House” and will provide both sweet and salty snacks along with beverages. Bring a blanket or two and dress for the weather as this event will be held on the Athletic Field! RSVP’s through Auggie Life are preferred but not required. You need not be a member of the club to attend; all students are welcome!

Chapel: President Paul Pribbenow

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Please join us today in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear President Paul Pribbenow preach as part of the Reformation series.

On November 2, we will hold an All Saints service. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. In this service we remember loved ones who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at by noon on November 1

Keeping Track of Auggies

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