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Apply to be a Sabo Scholar

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The Sabo Scholars are juniors and seniors who have an interest in and a commitment to engagement in the political process, public policy, and/or careers in public service. This application is open to students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The scholarship for 2023/2024 is $3,500 and is renewable for one year. Applications are due by March 5.

Apply for Sabo Scholars

Apply Now for the Phillips Scholarship

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Phillips Scholars create and test innovative ideas that address community problems — running their own summer programming. There’s support along the way, with the students coming together to develop their leadership skills and prepare for their projects. Scholars receive more than $9,000 in scholarships and stipends. Ten students from 15 eligible Minnesota private colleges and universities will be selected each year.

Applications are due February 24, 2023.

You’re eligible if you:
– Are enrolled full-time in the undergraduate program
– Demonstrate financial need
– Are a first-year, sophomore or junior in the spring of 2023
– Aspire to address a significant need within a particular community
– Demonstrate interest in civic engagement
– Can participate in all required program trainings and events
– Can complete a community service project in Minnesota during the summer of 2024

If you plan to apply and would like help with your application, contact Sabo Center staff at Augsburg students have been very successful in securing this scholarship and we’re here to help you.

Phillips Scholars Program

Weekly eLearning Update Useful Technology Tips and Tidbits for Augsburg Faculty January 20

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Dear Augsburg Faculty,

This week’s eLearning Update topic is “Building community in an asynchronous class”.

This week’s update will cover:
Audio recordings in forums and feedback – conveying tone, building community
VoiceThread as an enhanced presentation
Adding a profile picture in Moodle

Enhancing Instructor Presence: Audio Feedback
The microphone tool in Moodle allows you to add comments when grading, in the announcement forum, and anywhere you see the content editor toolbar. This type of delivery conveys tone more effectively than text. It is possible to record audio comments from the Moodle app on a phone as well, allowing one to move around while grading.

Presentation material is often delivered in a one-way communication method (instructor to student). Consider VoiceThread as an alternative that can engage students through collaborative and interactive multimedia slideshows that support images, documents, and videos. VoiceThreads allow participants to navigate through presentation slides, leave comments in using voice, text, or video, and even contribute their own slides.

Profile Picture
Adding an image to your Moodle profile enhances your teaching presence and helps establish a stronger connection with your students through Moodle.

Upcoming Trainings
Heads up – Upcoming Workshops!
January 23rd from 2-3pm, we will host a discussion about ChatGPT, on Zoom. (See the CTL Calendar for the workshop schedule: )

Of course, if you experience any issues as you align your syllabus and gradebooks, please feel free to contact us at any time. We are always here to help!

Happy New Semester!

Your eLearning Team,

Eric, Nathan, Shane and Susan

For additional contact information, contact your LFC or Instructional Design Technologist.

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

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

CTL/CWC Zoom Session: Supporting and Responding to Students in Distress

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Our students are struggling with increasingly complex needs and demands, many of which can create barriers and challenges to academic success. Further, because faculty see their students regularly, they are often the first to notice that a student is struggling. This session will focus on helping faculty to identify students in distress by increasing awareness of signs of struggle. We will then share strategies and resources for supporting students when you notice they are struggling.

Please join Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 3:30-4:40pm on Zoom (link below). This session will be recorded and posted on the CTL Home Page.

Zoom Meeting Link

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

Seeking Somali Student Participants for Social Work Survey

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My name is Rayan Macalin. I am a senior social work major and am working on my honors thesis. I am conducting a research study on the relationship between
exposure to substance use among family and community members in childhood and substance use during adolescence in the Somali American community. I am asking participants to complete a brief, anonymous survey about their exposures to substance use in their childhood and their behaviors around substance use in their adolescence. To participate in this study, you must:
● Identify as Somali
● attend Augsburg University

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the link below to access the consent form and the survey.

URGO Academic–Year Research Funds

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URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. Students are paid $1,200 for 80 hours of research. Research must be completed by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will review proposals on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

URGO On-Campus Research

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2023 trip will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Applications due February 7, 2023 and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at

*You DO NOT need to be a US citizen*

• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

URGO Prehealth Workshop Series

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Augsburg URGO is partnering with Gustavus Adolphus College to provide a virtual workshop series for prehealth students.

Are you planning to apply to a health professions program? This workshop will review important information regarding requirements, timeline, review logistics and provide recommendations for a successful application cycle. Applying does not have to be a complicated process. We will walk you through all you need to know so the application process will go smoothly.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Centralized Application/Letter of Recommendation Virtual Workshop

Future Workshops:
-Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Personal Statement Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Interview Like a Ninja Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop


General Announcements

Your 2022 W-2 Information

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Hello all staff, faculty and student staff:

2022 W-2 forms will be mailed by January 31st, 2022. Please allow 7-10 days for postal delivery before requesting a replacement copy.

Please note, due to the processing deadlines for the W-2, we will not be able to change the address on file for your W-2 as of 1/20/2023. Please allow 7-10 days for postal delivery before requesting a replacement copy.

Electronic access through Inside Augsburg:
Current Student Employees: Inside Augsburg > Records and Registration > Student Employment Pay Record.
Current Faculty/Staff Employees: Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Agresso Web.

Access Online or Request A Copy

You may also walk-in to the Human Resources department and request a copy in person with a valid photo ID. Walk-in hours during February are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, or by appointment.

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!

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

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

01/19/2023: Director of Advancement Services
01/18/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist

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Employers Tabling: Discovery Club and College Possible

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Are you looking for a part-time job? Stop by and visit with the following employers.

Tuesday, January 24th – 10:30-12:30 – lobby of the Christensen Center

*College Possible, one of the largest college access and success programs in the country, is now recruiting for several AmeriCorps service positions in the metro area. These roles offer an unique opportunity to join a national movement to eliminate educational inequity while gaining valuable professional experience that can transfer into any career path. As an AmeriCorps member, graduating students will join a community of leaders more than a million strong. The position is posted on Handshake under College Possible Job ID #7120291

Wednesday, January 25th – 10:30-12:30 – lobby of the Christensen Center

*St. Paul Public Schools, Discovery Club – Do you want to work with kids and gain valuable work experience in a fun and safe environment? Our Discovery Club school-age child care program offers great part-time and full-time job opportunities. No evenings, no weekends, $15.75 per hour. Saint Paul Public Schools is in search of quality staff for part-time work in our Discovery Club child care program. Learn more at

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work (Career & Internship Office)

Steve Peacock is Leading Augsburg Into the Public Square for the Sake of Our Neighbors

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This blog post is the first of many that will showcase the various ways we see vocation lived out on a daily basis in the lives and work of our Augsburg colleagues and our neighbors in the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods.

By vocation we mean the ways we are compelled, empowered, challenged, freed, and responsible to show up (individually and collectively) in ways that help our neighbors and neighborhoods thrive. We believe every individual and every institution experiences a vocational tug.

Augsburg University – as an institution – is committed to being an engaged neighbor with the Cedar-Riverside, Seward, and Phillips neighborhoods. Many would say this has always been central to Augsburg’s mission and identity, but our practices and frameworks for showing up as a compassionate and helpful neighbor have changed over time. This change is a necessity if one is truly committed to working towards the common good with their neighbors.

This is a story about how Augsburg does the work of becoming and being an engaged neighbor. We’re grateful to Steve Peacock for leading this work on behalf of Augsburg in such a gentle, humble, and consistent way. Check out the latest blog post to read the story.

Christensen Center for Vocation Blog

Looking for a Great Summer Job?

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URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM: All disciplines welcome
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 15th – July 28th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 9th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research or creative activity is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email

URGO On-Campus Research

Campus Kitchen Updates

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Campus Kitchen will be hosting a Fried Rice Workshop Today 01/23 at 4:30 PM in Hagfors 108. There will a vegetarian options for those who need it. Please RSVP in the link below. Everyone is welcomed.

Spring semester is here and the Campus Cupboard’s hours have been updated. We are excited to announce that we will be open more days! Come and grab some groceries today. We are located in Anderson 26.

Spring Semester Cupboard Shopping Hours:
Mon: 1-6pm
Tue: 1-6pm
Wed: 1-7pm
Thu: 1-6pm
Fri: 11am-3:30pm
Sat: 10am-12pm


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.

Online Ordering

Get Your Art Published: Literary and Arts Submission Now Open for Thó Wiŋ Magazine

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Get your art PUBLISHED: Literary & Arts submission NOW OPEN for Thó Wiŋ Magazine!

Thó Wiŋ Magazine and I am so excited to tell you that SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Are you an artist or writer who wants to have your work published? Well, here’s your chance.
Thó Wiŋ Magazine is curating our annual literary and arts publication. This opportunity is open to anyone and everyone: students, faculty, staff, and anyone else in the Augsburg community so tell your friends to submit something too. We accept art of all kinds and skill levels: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting/playwriting, other prose, visual arts including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, multi-media, photographs of sculptures or ceramics. We can even create and print QR codes for short films, animation, video, or music. If your kind of art isn’t listed, submit it anyway! We like arts from all cultures and all skill levels. If you create art in another language, submit that too (but maybe include a translation with it to make it more accessible to us English monolinguals). We especially encourage artists with marginalized identities to submit their art so we can uplift your voices! Thó Wiŋ Magazine will put a printed book together and distribute on campus for free. You can submit up to five different works across any genre. Submissions will close FEBRUARY 1st. Visit
Hit me up if you have any questions, or
Jack Jensen 🙂

Submit your art and/or writing HERE

Event Announcements

Alumni-Student Networking Event February 16, 6:30 pm

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Augsburg alumni are committed to helping current students succeed. The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, the Alumni Board, and Institutional Advancement staff are hosting a networking event to bring together Augsburg alumni and current students. This event will feature a panel of innovative professionals and time for informal networking.

Alumni-Student Networking Event
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel

Alumni-Student Event info and registration

Christina Erickson, Professor of Social Work, Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel on January 24

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Join us on Tuesday January 24th from 11:30 – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Dr. Christina Erickson, Professor of Social Work, will share her story of how her vocation has evolved. Come and learn more about Christina, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Crip Camp Film Screening and Discussion

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Join CLASS and Lindell Library for a free film screening and discussion of Crip Camp. Crip Camp details a significant snapshot in the Disability Civil Rights Movement. Through the lives of activists in the 1970s, we learn about commitment to equal access and unwavering activism.

Date and time: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 3 pm to 6 pm

Location: Lindell Library, Room 301

Snacks will be provided!

Questions? Email Paul at

Note: Faculty/Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing. See you there!

Auggie Life Event Listing

Drivers License for All Community Meeting

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Come and join us for a community meeting for updates and organizing on Drivers Licenses For ALL! Meet the author of the bill and be part of organizing future actions! Help us pass this bill! Our community needs us and it is up to us to take on the torch and stand, organize, and fight for our community! Please share and come!!

Waite House – 01/21/2023, Saturday @10am-12pm

Unete a la junta comunitaria para actualizarce en lo que esta pasando con lo de las licencias y reunirse con la autora de la propuesta! Ayudanos a ganar nuestra propuesta de ley de licencias de manejo para todos!

Waite House 01/21/2023, Sábado @10am-12pm

For more information,
Facebook: MN-Drivers Licenses for All, MN Immigrant Movement – MIM

The Cedar and The Great Northern Present Joe Rainey: Niineta

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The Cedar and The Great Northern Present JOE RAINEY: NIINETA

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Doors: 7:00 PM/Show: 7:30 PM CT
All Ages, mixed seated and standing
$27 Advance*, $32 Day of Show
*Augsburg students receive a 20% discount!

This is a seated and standing show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.


“You’ve never heard anything quite like Joe Rainey’s avant-garde Pow Wow music.”
– Pitchfork

Niineta, Joe Rainey’s debut album on 37d03d, is a landmark in modern Indigenous music. These are bold, electrifying songs that recontextualize the ancient Pow Wow sound in strange, new in-between places. Each note conveys a clear message, no matter the inflection: We’re still here. The songs that make up Niineta (translated from Ojibwe, meaning ‘Just Me’) start with Andrew Broder’s churning avant-garde beats, configured and hand-made to support Joe’s original melodies, tunes written from a lifetime of competitive Pow Wow singing and drum group archiving. All of this is embraced by and interwoven with celestial strings, arranged by Broder and William Brittelle, performed by “dream group” (The New York Times) Owls, giving Joe’s melodies an ecstatic lift. Visuals for the show will be provided by experimental filmmaker Isaac Gale, who has collaborated with Rainey, Broder, and Brittelle on multiple projects.

Best Practices and Creating Your LinkedIn Profile

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Wednesday, January 25th
Hagfors Center, Room 351

Sponsored by: Augburg Business Organization & Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

LinkedIn is one of the largest platforms for professionals for building strong networks and searching for internships and jobs.

Our partners from Beacon Hill Staffing will be presenting an interactive and informative workshop. You will learn how to create a LinkedIn profile and learn best practices. Bring your laptop! Snacks provided.

Sponsored by: Augburg Business Organization & Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Keeping Track of Auggies

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