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Teaching and Learning

Mentoring Program for New (and New-ish) Faculty Launch

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The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg (aka CTL) is launching a Faculty Mentoring Program for recently-hired faculty. The mentoring program will begin in January-February 2023, and all full-time, tenure track faculty members who began at Augsburg in Spring 2020 or later are welcome to register to participate in this inaugural cohort. To indicate your interest, please complete the Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form posted below. We will use the information provided on the form to recruit experienced faculty mentors that align with your needs and priorities. To ensure a place in this program, please submit your form no later than Friday, December 23, 2022.

We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all our new-ish faculty! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at or

Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form

Faculty: Apply for Travel Funds by January 1 for Travel March-May

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If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) March 2023 through May 2023, the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is January 1, 2023. Because this is a holiday, please make sure your applications are in early!!

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than January 3, 2023. 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

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus This Summer

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Travel! Earn Credits! Complete Augsburg Experience!

Short-term study abroad & away in Summer 2023 – check out the awesome program options below:

• 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

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (4)

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The following Augsburg staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

12/09/2022: Assistant Groundskeeper
12/12/2022: Maintenance Operator
12/08/2022: Groundskeeper
12/09/2022: C3 Fellows Health Care Program Manager

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Is Success on Your Christmas List? Use 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

Pillow and Blankets Needed: New International Students

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We, the International Student and Scholars Services Department, are preparing to welcome 10 to 12 international students for the coming spring semester.

We are looking for pillow and blanket donations (it is hard to travel internationally with a large pillow and blankets).

Please consider donating to help support their arrival.
You can contact us through if you have additional questions.

Any donations can be delivered and left by our office in Old Science Hall, Suite 112.

We will accept donations by December 28.

Thank you so much for your support!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Next semester Campus Ministry will have various different volunteer opportunities to help programs and organizations around the twin cities. If you have an interest in being involved and would like to receive emails about the different opportunities please fill out the form linked below! You can email Pastor John or Cynthia with any questions.

This is a great chance to get involved in your community and meet new people!

The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage 2022 Community Survey

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The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH) invites you to take this survey and share your perspective on important concerns of the African heritage community in Minnesota.

CMAH is empowered by the Minnesota Legislature to ensure that people of African heritage can fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota. This survey provides an opportunity for you to tell CMAH what issues are most urgent in your community and share your input on policy solutions to address these issues.

Follow this link to take the survey:

If you have questions about the survey content, please contact Florkime Paye at If you have any technical problems accessing the survey, or if you need accommodations to take the survey, contact Mariyam Naadha at 612-239-3806 or

To receive monthly newsletters from the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage register here:

Event Announcements

Soomaal House of Art 2022 Year-End Fundraiser

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Soomaal House of Art cordially invites you to our 2022 year-end fundraiser and celebration on Fri, December 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM! A night with artists filled with laughter, art, and good food!

This one-night-only event gives you an opportunity to purchase unique artwork created by local Soomaal Artists. The fundraiser will be exhibiting a wide range of works including photographs, paintings, and prints available for purchase. You will also have a chance to connect with the Artists involved! Your support on that night will not only help our local artists further in their practice but would also provide our community with valuable art experiences.
Soomaal is an artist-led organization based in Minneapolis. An art space that is dedicated to creativity, exploration, experimentation, and community engagement. All of our exhibitions are accessible to the public, free of charge, and artists do not pay to exhibit their work at Soomaal.
Thanks to the countless support provided by our community members over the years. We are grateful for your consideration and generosity.

With gratitude,
Soomaal Team

Register on Eventbrite, tickets are $25.00.

TODAY – NSBCF Black Study Session: Black Cooperation and Kwanzaa

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Join Nexus’ North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship team to learn about Black Cooperation and Kwanzaa with Rekhet Si-Asar, Ms. Jewelean Jackson and DejaJoelle. Rekhet Si-Asar and Ms. Jewelean Jackson will lead us through storytelling and place setting for the history and practices of Kwanzaa and connections to cooperatives and collectivist practices. DejaJoelle will guide us in a practice utilizing dance and movement for collective healing.

Wed, December 14, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
On Zoom!

Follow this link to register:

Nexus’ North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship

Cedar Cultural Center Volunteer Orientation – December 20

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Have you ever wanted to peek behind the scenes at the Cedar? Learn more about how to participate at our venue by attending our monthly Volunteer Orientation led by volunteer coordinator Jared Hemming! Beginning with our first show 30 years ago, all of the Cedar’s events have been staffed by volunteers in our program, which now includes more than 400 members. Volunteers earn credit to see future shows for free. Tasks include setting up the venue, selling tickets and concessions, and cleaning at the end of each performance. All are welcome to join our volunteer program.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
5:30 PM
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55454

Please email Volunteer Coordinator Jared Hemming at

The Cedar Cultural Center will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken 72 hours prior) to enter events held at The Cedar.

the Cedar

AU Program Wellness Hike/Meet and Greet

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Event Address: Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
Saturday, December 17th at 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the end of the semester with us! All Adult Undergraduate program students, their families, and leashed pets are invited to join us for an off-campus hike/meet & greet at Moir Park in Bloomington, MN.

We will meet by picnic shelter #1, located between both playgrounds. Free parking is available and the trail is wheelchair accessible, although winter conditions may impact accessibility. Please get in touch with the City of Bloomington about the conditions of the trail.

The weather will be chilly, so dress accordingly. We plan to hike for about 30-40 minutes, but of course, you are welcome to stay as long as you want!

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Becky White at Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

RSVP by clicking this link to let us know if you can make it.

We will start our hike promptly at 3:05 pm.

RSVP for the AU Program Wellness Hike / Meet & Greet

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