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Tenured Faculty Members Needed to Serve as New Faculty Mentors

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The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg is launching a new Faculty Mentoring program for new (and new-ish) faculty members, and we’re looking for tenured faculty who are knowledgeable about how Augsburg “works” to provide mentoring! We’re looking for at least 11 mentors to “match” with our mentees – mostly first and second year assistant professors.

The basic requirements to be considered as a mentor are (1) you must be a current, tenured member of the Augsburg Faculty and (2) have a general understanding of how the University “works” beyond your department. If you are interested, please complete the short “Application of Interest” posted below no later than Monday, January 23rd (the form also contains more information). All selected members are required to attend Mentor Orientation on the afternoon of Thursday, January 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director at 612-330-1071 or

Application of Interest

The Writing Center is Open – Come See Us

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Welcome back! The Writing Center is open for the Spring Semester!
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-7pm and Monday- Thursday 2-7pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

We are here to give you feedback on all of your papers and projects.

For more information, please visit our website.

In addition, if you would like for a tutor or the Director to come to your class to introduce the writing center, please sign up for a class visit here:
We will do our best to accommodate you.

We look forward to seeing you!

Faculty Scholarship Grant Applications Now Open

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The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are requesting applications for Scholarship Grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship. Recipients of the Scholarship Grant can receive up to a maximum of $4000 to support their scholarly endeavors between June 1, 2023 – May 15, 2024.

Scholarship Grant applications are due by midnight on Friday, February 24, 2023!

To read the full Request for Proposals and access the application form, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website under “Scholarship Grants” (see link below). As always, please feel free to contact CTL ( any questions that are not answered on that page!

Annual Awards page of the CTL Website

Summer Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus

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Study abroad for a few weeks this summer and complete courses and Augsburg Experience. check out the awesome program options below:

• Travel 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:
*** SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
*** THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
*** INS 292 – 2 credits – optional addition

• 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; or specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry

• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you


• Travel July 6-19, 2023

• MUS 374 or 474 and graduate course options, too

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

01/12/2023: 3rd Shift Custodian
01/11/2023: Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
01/11/2023: Director of Residence Life

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

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The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially Space Physics & Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Mathematics Education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2023 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, pre-Engineering, or Mathematics/Science Education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 30, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at

Health Equity Innovation Nursing Grant Award – Congratulations Katie Clark

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AARP Center for Health Equity through Nursing and the Future of Nursing; Campaign for Action, awarded a $50,000 grant to Augsburg Nursing Health Commons. Congratulations to Katie Clark!

There were a total of 16 projects selected from various states: California (3) District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin (2) West Virginia for a total of $700,000 award money.

The grant is aimed at eliminating structural inequities, particularly structural racism in the nursing profession, organizations, or communities, or for projects that help to improve access to care for those most impacted by health disparities.

The Health Equity Innovation Fund grant project for the Health Commons will focus on three interconnected goals: 1. Continuing and expanding care for marginalized communities. 2.Deepening the focus on health equity, systemic racism, and structural inequities in nursing education. 3.Disseminating knowledge to influence the nursing profession towards greater inclusiveness.

In addition to the health commons at Central Lutheran Church and Cedar-Riverside, and work with local encampments, the grant will allow staff and volunteers to explore new partnerships at other locations, including in North Minneapolis in collaboration with Augsburg’s physician assistant program. In addition, paid practice and research internships for graduate nursing students, as well as research and dissemination of through presentations and publications.

For a full link to the information on the award, please view the following link:
2022 Campaign for Action Health Equity Awards

Congratulations to Katie Clark and colleagues in the nursing dept. who will be involved with the grant!

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 Cupboard: Online Ordering

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Campus Cupboard is excited to present our new online ordering form! Fill out the Google form to request non-perishable items. Such as hygiene, household, canned food, etc. The request will take less than 7 days to be fulfilled. Once your order is done we will place it outside Anderson 26 (where the cupboard is located) and send you a confirmation email. After the order is completed you can pick it up whenever you’re available. In order to identify your order we will write down your student ID # on the bag. We will try to update the form as frequently as possible. Remember this is just for shelf-stable items, you must come shop during open hours or appointment for perishables.

Campus Cupboard: Online Ordering Form

Scholarship Presentation by CRES Candidate

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The Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies will be hosting Dr. Jajuan Johnson, a candidate for our Black Studies position. Members of the Augsburg community are invited to hear Dr. Johnson give a presentation of his scholarship this Thursday.

WHEN: 2:00-3:00 PM, Thursday, January 19
WHERE: Oren Gateway Center, Room 100

Event Announcements

Drivers License for All, Third Hearing

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LOCATION – 100 Rev. DR. Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, SAINT PAUL, MN 55155 – 5 State Office Building

Come and support the long struggle for driver’s licenses FOR ALL! Presence from the community is necessary! If you are able to, please come support. Imagine not being able to drive to school or having the constant anxiety and fear of getting stopped by police and danger of deportation. These are realities, that are deeply recognized and felt by Augsburg students as well as our state as a whole. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO A DRIVERS LICENSE. Please come join the fight and let’s make sure we joule our representatives accountable as they are in their seats to serve our communities. Let’s make sure that those we vote for, serve, listen, and work for our communities! SHOW UP!!!

For more info:

Facebook – Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM)

If you want to get directly involved and or be part of future organizing meetings, hmu!

Info Session: Best Practices for Internship/Job Searching

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Are you looking for a job or internship and feeling overwhelmed? Representatives from the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, Augsburg’s Career and Internship Center will be sharing information on “Best Practices for Internship & Job Searching”.

Wednesday, January 18th
4:30-5:15 pm
Hagsfors, Room 351
Snacks provided

All are welcome! Sponsored by: Augsburg Business Organization and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.

Registration Open: MN Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

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The Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair is geared towards sophomores and juniors seeking summer internships as well as current seniors seeking full-time careers and employment upon graduation. (December 2022 undergrads may attend)

Employers from 250+ organizations will be available to discuss potential internship and career opportunities within all academic disciplines. Organizations represent the human service, nonprofit, government sectors, and for-profit/business organizations.

Research Registered Employers –
Click on Students Tab, then Organizations at the Fair

Registration is required via Handshake! FREE to attend. Transportation from Augsburg will be provided to the Minneapolis Convention Center

Register in Handshake

Playwrights’ Center: Play Reading About Racism and Asian-American Identity

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Join Augsburg’s CGEE partner organization, the Playwrights’ Center, for a free reading of Ray Yamanouchi’s play “Tha Chink-Mart”.

A small, suburban town in Long Island, New York. Five Asian American teenage friends battle through a high school telling them they’re too Asian and a home life telling them they’re too American. Finding solace only amongst each other, they attempt to define for themselves what it means to be Asian in America… for better or for worse.

In person: Tuesday, January 17, and Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Available online: Thursday, January 26 – Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023

Reserve your spot for a free in-person or online reading of “Tha Chink-Mart”

Staff: Use Paid Community Service Time with Campus Kitchen

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Looking for a meaningful way to use your community service hours?

Campus Kitchen has shifts available every Thursday from 1:45-4:45pm.

The Details: Meet outside the Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26). You will ride in the Campus Kitchen van (or in your personal vehicle) to the Sanneh Foundation Warehouse in St. Paul, where you will work in a team to prepare produce boxes/bags that will be distributed to neighbors in Cedar-Riverside the next day. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes.


Study Abroad Fair -TOMORROW

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Come learn about off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

Wednesday, January 18
10am – 2pm
Christensen Center lobby

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for one of three gift cards: Visa, Amazon, or Einstein’s!

Follow us on Instagram to get some sneak peek fair information! @global_auggies

Questions? Email

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Keeping Track of Auggies

Emilie Lenz to Join CGEE as Off-Campus Study Program Associate

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Emilie Lenz, currently Sr. Financial Aid counselor at Augsburg University, will join CGEE as the Off-campus study program associate. Emilie has served at the financial aid department liaison to CGEE since she began her work at Augsburg. Starting on January 23 her work in CGEE will focus on advising Augsburg students who are planning semester or affiliate summer programs.

Emilie graduated from Luther College in Decorah Iowa with her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies, while studying at Luther she studied abroad for a semester in Madrid, Spain. After Luther while deciding what to do with her life, she went back to Spain and taught English to middle schoolers for a few years before coming back to the United States to pursue her master’s degree at Concordia University Saint Paul in Leadership and Management. While obtaining her master’s degree, she worked in the student engagement office with a primary focus on study abroad and advised many students on both short and long-term programs! Emilie believes in helping students discover their best and truest selves while learning about the world in the best way possible, studying abroad and away!

We are so excited to have Emilie join the CGEE team.


Chemistry Lab Notebooks for Sale

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I have two chemistry lab notebooks for sale; both in very good condition. I used them for my labs but have taken those pages out—there is still plenty of paper left (likely enough to get you through Gen Chem 1 and 2 or O Chem 1 and 2). They have the special carbon paper which is useful for using one copy to turn in and saving another copy to study/learn from. $5 for both. Email me for more info.