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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

Teaching Faculty: New Seminar Recordings Added to CTL Home Page

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The first three Teaching and Learning offerings from CTL and CWC this year were conducted over Zoom so that we could provide recordings of each session to make them available more widely. See the titles below and go to the Augsburg CTL home page and scroll down to “Videos from CTL Events” to access them!

“Attending to Attendance — Creating a Course/Policy That Works” (Jan 4, 2023)

“Creating a Well and Connected Classroom” (CTL/CWC; Jan 11, 2023)

“Supporting and Responding to Students in Distress” (CTL/CWC; Feb 1, 2023)

You can find past session recordings at this site as well. If you have any questions or experience any trouble accessing these recordings, please contact CTL at

Augsburg CTL Homepage

Lunch and Learn: Presentation and Speaking Skills on Assessment Day, Tuesday, February 21

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Faculty & Staff are invited to an Assessment Day Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:30am – 12:30pm in the Augsburg Room, Christensen Center.

Don’t spend your assessment day sitting alone eating stale leftovers in your cold, isolated office space!

Enjoy a free lunch and a chat with colleagues while we discuss how to build early and advanced student presentation skills with Communications, Film and New Media Studies department member Kristen Chamberlain, and take a look at recent data on students’ oral communication skills with recent data from the assessment committee. Let’s fill this assessment day with laughter and love (for free lunches).

Click to RSVP for the Lunch and Learn

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 50 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 1 (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

Register for Zyzzogeton:

For questions about registration or the event, please contact

Fulbright Scholarship Info Session

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URGO is hosting an online Fulbright info session on Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00 to 6:00 PM via Zoom.

– Hear from Fulbright staff about fully funded opportunities for U.S. citizens to travel and pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English.
– Learn about the types of Fulbright awards, application components and tips, and get your questions answered.
– Join a special Augsburg breakout session with Dixie Shafer, our campus Fulbright Program Advisor, to learn more about the application process.

For more information about the program check out the Fulbright website:

If you have any questions or can’t attend the session, please contact

Click Here to Register

Generous Scholarship for Rising Juniors Interested in Public Service

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The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service includes:
– Up to $50,000 in financial aid: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.
– Summer Voyage: Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and Airbnb credit to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
– Fall Summit: Each fall, students will be invited to a summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
– Network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders.
– 10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 Airbnb travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

– Have four (4) semesters left as of Spring 2023
– Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
– Demonstrate financial need
– Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
– Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
– Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident, or DACA

If you have any questions about applying, please email Applications are due March 22nd at 3PM CT.

Voyager Scholarship

URGO Prehealth Workshop Every Wednesday This Month

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

Interview Like a Ninja:
This interactive workshop will help you learn what to expect and how to prepare for in-person and virtual interviews. Multiple Mini (MMI) interviews and traditional interview formats will be reviewed. If you are looking for tips, strategies, and resources to help prepare and improve your interviewing skills, this is the workshop!

Wednesday, Feb. 11 @ 6:30-7:30pm

Next Workshop:
-Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop

Email with any questions


General Announcements

New Staff Position: Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

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Summary of Position

Augsburg’s Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving leads a comprehensive program for advancing the University’s engagement of its alumni as well as all current/future benefactors to the Augsburg Fund and core mission support. Supervising a team and many leadership volunteers, this position is a visible leader who inspires others and connects their work with the overall goals of the institution. This position serves on Institutional Advancement’s leadership team and reports directly to Augsburg’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving will develop and execute a comprehensive program for alumni relations, lead strategies to identify and engage alumni and friends that will support Augsburg’s mission, increase pride and awareness of Augsburg, and grow participation rates and dollars raised for the Augsburg Fund and core mission support.

Primary Responsibilities

– Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual benefactors with gifts potential up to $2,500, with an emphasis on alumni and parents.
– Engage and actively manage a portfolio of 50+ alumni donors and prospects for personal solicitations, including members of the alumni board.
– Lead strategies and execute plans to deliver on fundraising goals for the Augsburg Fund and core mission support.
– Lead, manage and hold the team accountable to annual and quarterly key performance indicators.
– Act as primary staff liaison for Augsburg’s alumni board, organizing and executing board activities, committees work and alumni events to support institutional priorities that may include mentoring, networking and fundraising.
– Develop and execute strategies for engaging Augsburg’s diverse alumni base.
– Coordinate with campus partners including the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.

Leadership, Management and Supervision

– Assisting the Vice President of Institutional Advancement in planning and implementing divisional priorities and strategies.
– Serving on institutional leadership groups, task forces, and committees as assigned.
– Develop, manage, and administer the departmental budget.
– Supervise and manage staff, volunteers, and student workers as needed.
– Set quarterly and annual goals and complete regular evaluations including detailed work plans.
– Foster professional development and training of staff.
– All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).

Augsburg Fund and Core Mission Support

– Lead creation and implementation of comprehensive fundraising campaigns to promote and grow contributions to the Augsburg Fund and core mission support.
– Manage goals, strategies and programming that engages Augsburg’s donor base, with a strong focus on donor acquisition and continued/increased giving.
– Create and manage a process for successful giving day campaigns that engage the alumni board, board of regents, key leadership volunteers, campus partners and a broad base of benefactors.
– Partners with the team to create, track and manage all annual solicitations, keeping current with the most effective annual giving strategies in higher education.
– Employ creativity, ingenuity and follow through for all annual giving campaign details.
– Communicate regularly with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Chief Financial Officer and other key leaders on strategic areas of core mission support.

Strategic Communications

– Lead a comprehensive plan to manage communication strategies for Institutional Advancement coordinating with the Vice President, Senior Philanthropic Communications Specialist and Communications Specialist.
– Lead and partner with the university’s marketing and communications department.
– Oversee the work of Augsburg’s communication specialist and consultants as needed who create and push out messages through direct mail, websites, social media, video, email, and through other channels that support Auggie engagement and annual giving donations.
– Create and execute communications by mail, email, and through social media.
– Oversee participation in key communications and marketing initiatives in which alumni, parents, and/or donors are targeted as recipients. This includes Augsburg Now, web, social media, and printed and/or electronic communication and marketing initiatives.
– Work closely with Advancement Services on list building and data management that are essential to accurate and targeted communications.

Alumni Relations

– Oversee the development and implementation of all alumni programming including events, volunteer engagement, mentoring and travel opportunities.
– Create and implement strategic engagement strategies with Augsburg’s diverse alumni base demonstrating both short and long-term prioritization.
– Creating and implementing short and long-term strategic plans for building engagement through volunteerism, event attendance, and financial support.
– Lead recruitment, recognition, and retention efforts of alumni volunteers.
– Lead all aspects of Augsburg’s Homecoming including reunion celebrations while coordinating all efforts with events, athletics, and other members of the advancement staff.
– Lead all processes pertaining to selection and distribution of alumni awards and honors.
– Seek ways to support and assist admissions in the recruitment efforts that connect to alumni.
– Lead meetings with the alumni board and their committees.
– Speaking to and being a visible leader and connector for groups including Augsburg Women Engaged, the A-Club, and others.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

– Typical work environment is in an office.
– Regular computer keyboard and monitor use.
– Potential for longer work hours, which could include evenings and weekends.
– Travel: up to 25% local travel, 5% non-local and overnight travel.
– Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

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New Staff Positions This Week (4)

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

02/08/2023: Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
02/02/2023: Assistant Director of Residence Life
02/02/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist
02/02/2023: Communication and Social Media Specialist

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Calling Public Speakers, Aspiring Voice Actors – Build Your Portfolio and Help Twin Cities Students

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to more than 1,200 Twin Cities students. We’re seeking remote volunteers for the 2023 Spring Semester!

We know that one of the reasons debate helps students improve their literacy is that students are engaging with all four foundational skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Because many of the students we work with are English language learners, one of the most powerful tools we have to help rookie debaters learn is auditory supplements to our written packets. With these recordings, students at all skill levels will be able to follow along with the text as they read, learn evidence while doing other tasks like doing chores or riding the bus, and rapidly improve their literacy and information retention.

How You Can Help

We are seeking volunteers to record our evidence packets at a conversational pace (120 words per minute). Help us record evidence for the following programs:

• East African Debate: Record nonfiction evidence about a topic central to the East African Debate community in the Twin Cities (TBD), written in English. Recordings needed by March 1st.
• Financial Literacy Leadership Debates: Record nonfiction evidence regarding the advantages and disadvantages of banking at a large national institution versus a small, local credit union. Recordings needed by April 1st.

Volunteers need to be able to speak slowly, clearly, and with energy. No special recording equipment is required, although we do ask that you record in a quiet space with minimal distractions. We can edit your audio for you.

Interested? Please contact Rebecca at to let us know, and/or fill out this form:

Seeking Women and Gender Expansive People With Money Sense: Volunteer With the MNUDL

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Support Girls & Gender Expansive Youth In Financial Literacy Leadership Debates

Are you a woman or gender expansive person employed or studying in the field of finance?

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, serves middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We are looking for leaders to join us as volunteer debate judges for our Financial Literacy Leadership Debates program.

In this program, girls and gender expansive youth learn about core financial literacy subjects through the fun, engaging, and competitive vehicle of debate. The topic this year involves the advantages and disadvantages of banking at a large national bank versus a local credit union.

No debate experience is needed – we will train you. Attend our luncheon at Augsburg University in late spring and share your story! Please sign up here for more information (dates TBA):

Make a Difference for Middle Schoolers: Be a Volunteer Debate Judge

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Volunteer as a Middle School Debate Judge!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University provides academic competitive debate to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We’re seeking volunteers for the spring season!

Middle school debate judging shifts are now open! No experience? No problem. We will train you. You just need to be able to pass a background check. Debate judges listen to students, provide feedback for them, and choose the winner. In the process, you’ll help students improve their public speaking, argumentation, and academic skills.

Please note that the timing for each shift is 3:30-7:00 PM CST and they are scheduled to be held in person in the Twin Cities Metro (location TBD).

Upcoming Middle School Debate Shifts


• Tuesday 2/14/23
• Wednesday 2/15/23
• Thursday 2/23/23
• Tuesday 2/28/23

• Tuesday 3/7/23
• Wednesday 3/8/23
• Thursday 3/9/23
• Tuesday 3/14/23
• Thursday 3/23/23

Learn more and sign up here!

Agresso and Records and Registration Upgrade and Downtime: March 10-12

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We will be upgrading Agresso the weekend of March 10-12. Agresso powers Records and Registration, Human Resources, Finance and Payroll.

This means the following services will be offline Friday March 10 (after 5 PM) until Monday March 13:
* Records and Registration (registration, class rosters, grades)
* Agresso Web / Administrative Self Service (paystubs, W2s)
* Agresso desktop (student record lookup, financial reporting, HR records)

With the upgrade the product name “Agresso” will be retired from the software and will be instead branded “Unit4 ERP.” Unit4 is the company that owns the Agresso product.

After the upgrade the employee web Administrative Self service (paystubs, W2s) will have a modern look-and-feel. Documentation provided by HR and IT will be updated soon after.

Medicare Webinar – February 14, 1:30 pm

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If you are preparing for retirement, Medicare webinar provides the latest updates and will cover the most questions you may have.

[Medicare 101: Tuesday, February 14 at 1:30 pm]

Medicare expert Gary Deese, with TLC Insurance Group will present an one-hour webinar that will take the mystery out of Medicare.

– How does it work? What are my options?
– What are Medicare Parts A, B, C & D?
– How do I save money and have great Medicare benefits as I continue to work from age 65 on, without having to draw my SS if I choose not to?

Please find the link below and click “Save”.
Event will be added directly to your Augsburg Google calendar.

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.
Email with any questions.

Medicare webinar link

Social Security Webinar – February 16, 4:00 pm

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If you are preparing for retirement, Social Security webinar provides the latest updates and will cover the most questions you may have.

[Social Security 101: Thursday, February 16 at 4:00 pm]

Rhonda Whiteneck, Public Affaires Specialist of the Social Security Administration, will present details not only on the retirement program but will cover the filing strategy options when it comes to spouses, divorced spouses and widow(ers) benefits. This webinar is co-hosted by Augsburg, St. Catherine and TIAA.

– When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
– How does early retirement affect your benefits?
– Do you qualify for disability, survivors and spouse benefits?
– How do you get the most from your benefit?
– What is the future of Social Security?
– When should you file for Medicare?

Please find the link below and click “Save”.
Event will be added directly to your Augsburg Google calendar.

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.
Email with any questions.

Social Security webinar

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!

Duo for Donut – Enroll by February 13

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As you may have heard, all students will need to have Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) configured using “Duo Mobile” prior to February 13th!

Any students needing assistance with this change can stop by the Link level of the Library on Friday after 10:30am to enjoy a donut while setting up their “Duo Mobile” access. Help is also available at the TechDesk, located on the street level of the Library – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 5-8pm).

For more information about this change, please visit our Multi-Factor Authentication FAQ page.

Multi-Factor Authentication FAQ

Class of 2023 Survey for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion

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When you look forward to leaving college and entering the workforce, what’s on your mind? Fill out this two-question Google Form survey to let us know what you think about life after graduation:

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity conference, and we’ll share the perspectives of Augsburg’s upcoming graduates (class of 2023) with the more than 1,400 professionals from a variety of industries who attend each year.

Fill out the Class of 2023 survey

Minnesota History Day is Looking for Volunteer Judges

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Minnesota History Day is looking for volunteer judges!

There are multiple opportunities available for judges–virtual and in-person–for the Spring 2023 MN History Day. As a judge, you work as a team with 2-3 other judges to review projects and select the strongest to advance to the next level of the competition. It’s a great way to connect with High School students in Minnesota, meet other educators, and really just pretty dang fun (and there are good snacks).

You can learn more and register at:

If you’re curious about what it’s like, email!

Submissions Close Tomorrow – Get Published With Thó Wiŋ Magazine Campus Literary and Arts Publication

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Thó Wiŋ Magazine and I am so excited to tell you that SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! But they close Feb. 11th.
Are you an artist or writer who wants to have your work published? Well, here’s your last chance to submit your art and/or writing to be published in our magazine.
Thó Wiŋ Magazine is curating our annual literary and arts publication. This opportunity is open to anyone and everyone at Augsburg: 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 people. 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 have been extended and will close FEBRUARY 11th.
Hit me up if you have any questions, or
Jack Jensen 🙂

Click Here to Submit your Art

Event Announcements

Spend Your Valentine’s Day In Service: Volunteer with the MNUDL

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We Love Our Middle School Debate Judges (Especially on Valentine’s Day)

The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. You can learn more about our work here:

This spring semester, we need judges for many upcoming tournaments, including our current middle school debate season.

This year, one of our middle school debate tournaments happens to fall on Valentine’s Day. Why not bring a date to do some good, with plenty of time for your dinner reservation afterward? Or if you’re single, why not mingle with some debate folks? Volunteers on this day will get an exclusive MNUDL valentine & goodie bag! Seriously, we do need judges and we would love if you could help us out. The tournament will be held at Central High School from 3:30-7:30 PM.

Sign up here:

Pizza and Prizes for First Year and Senior Students February 21

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First-year and senior students, check your Augsburg email for a special opportunity for a free pizza lunch and a chance to win one of two $100 Target gift cards, or one of ten $10 Target Gift Cards!

On Tuesday, February 21st from 11am – 1pm you’ll be invited to attend a short writing activity in Hagfors center. Check your email now for a chance to register and win!

Faculty and Staff Forum Conference Registration Now Open

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In our nearly four years with Augsburg as our home, many faculty and staff members have participated in our podcasts and webinars. Now you have the chance to experience us for what we are known for around the world…our annual conference!

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 35th annual conference will take place at the Minneapolis Hilton and Orchestra Hall, March 27-29, 2023. Come join more than 900 others who care about diversity, equity, and inclusion (including 50+ Augsburg students) and to hear presentations by our President, Paul Pribbenow, and our VP of Operations, Rebecca John. They are among the more than 175 presenters at this year’s event.

Augsburg faculty and staff enjoy a 70% discount off regular registration rates.

For more information, visit our website or stop by our offices in 137 Science.

The Forum On Workplace Inclusion 2023

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On March 27th, 2023 from 12-5:30pm, Campus Life will be taking students to day 1 of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion for free. The form to RSVP is here (it is limited capacity- reserve your spot!):
The Forum On Workplace Inclusion – or The Forum for short – expands mindsets, skill sets, and tool sets necessary for true workplace inclusion through our events and programs, our media platform and our flagship event – the annual conference.
Location: Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Learn more about the conference here:

There will also be an Info Session for the forum on February 21st from 11:30am-12pm in the student lounge.

If you are interested please fill out the RSVP, if you have students that you think would benefit from this opportunity please forward this to them. Any questions? email

Forum on Workplace Inclusion Interest Form

Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Science, Shares His Vocation Story in Chapel on February 14

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Join us on Tuesday February 14th from 11:30 – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Dr. Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Science, will share his story of how his vocation has evolved in a talk entitled “Be Careful What You Wish For.”

African Heritage Day on the Hill | Friday, February 24

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African Heritage Day on the Hill
Fri, February 24, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Join CMAH for our first in person African Heritage Day on the Hill post pandemic. This event will feature remarks from lawmakers on their current 2023 legislative plans. This event will also have information for attendees on how to connect with lawmakers on policy issues they may have as well as specific information on how to find their representatives.

The theme for the 2023 African Heritage Day on the Hill is abundance. We want to ground our community partners, elected officials, and attendees in the richness of the history of the African Heritage community in Minnesota. We are celebrating increased numbers of African Heritage residents across the state, more African Heritage individuals in leadership positions across industries, more African Heritage individuals elected to public office, and the continued outpour of tangible and intangible resources towards community engagement, entrepreneurship, spiritual healing, and activism. We want to emphasize that Minnesotans of African Heritage are worthy of abundance in Minnesota across a variety of quality-of-life factors.

If you need translation or ADA accommodations, please contact CMAH at or 651-258-473

Register for the event here:

African Heritage Day

Finding Education Research

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This workshop focuses on library and web resources for education research. We will feature the most useful databases to find peer-reviewed education research as well as websites with useful curriculum standards and assessment information.

Open to master’s and undergraduate students.

These sessions will not be recorded.

Please register on Zoom at the library’s Education subject guide.

Monday, February 13, 2023, 6-6:45 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6-6:45 pm
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6-6:45 pm

Register online

Day at the Capitol 2023 | Wednesday, March 1

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2023 where you can advocate for increased funding for education. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that are important to you.

What happens at Day at the Capitol?
You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate.

The group from Augsburg will take the light rail to and from the Capitol together. There will also be an optional pizza night on Tuesday, February 28 to meet other advocates from Augsburg and get ready for your day of civic engagement.

Register by visiting the Minnesota Private College Council website:

Have questions or need help? Stop by the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Democracy in the basement of Anderson Hall.


Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day | Tuesday, February 21

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Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day
Minnesota State Capitol: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St Paul, MN

Minnesotans made their voices heard by electing the first pro-reproductive freedom state legislature in decades. But the work isn’t done, now we must show up louder and stronger than ever to push decision makers to pass bold legislation protecting and expanding abortion access in Minnesota.

Our Leadership Agenda for Abortion Access creates a clear path, but legislators need to hear from you that reproductive rights, health, and justice is still a priority for you. On lobby day, you will have the opportunity to ask your representative to:
– Repeal Minnesota’s Unnecessary Restrictions to Abortion
– Protect Patients from Post-Roe Attacks
– Ensure Equitable and Affordable Access to Abortion Care

You will get the resources and training you need to be equipped to talk to your representatives. You’ll also get to hear from leaders and healthcare providers across the state who are fighting for reproductive freedom. The day will culminate with a rally in the rotunda.

Register at:

Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day

Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party II – Winter Edition | Saturday, February 25

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The Cedar and TAMU Events Present: MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY II – Winter Edition

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Doors: 7:00 PM
Event Start: 8:00 PM
Event End: 11:00 PM
All Ages, Standing


This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, visit the Cedar’s website and go their “Access” page.
General Admission tickets are available online.

The Cedar & Tamu Events Presents MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY II! The 2023 WINTER EDITION of the best afrobeats dance party in the city – featuring the contemporary African sound taking over the world. This edition features: local DJs, SALIF KEITA of KFAI FM and KING SWANK + performances by OBI ORIGINAL and our beloved host, FANAKA NATION.


General Admission tickets are available online.

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Paid Opportunity for Fluent Spanish Speakers: Judge the Spanish Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking fluent Spanish speakers to serve as debate judges for our upcoming Spanish Debate League tournaments. These tournaments help middle and high school students build their Spanish fluency as well as public speaking skills, self confidence, and critical thinking. The topic this year involves Puerto Rico becoming a US State.

We will pay judges $55 per tournament. No debate experience is required, but Spanish fluency is. All judges will receive training. Judges are asked to listen to students speak, choose a winner, and provide written and verbal feedback at the end of the round.

Tournaments will take place in person, at locations in the Twin Cities Metro, on Thursday evenings throughout late March, April, and May:

High School Tournaments:

• March 30
• April 20
• May 4

Middle School Tournaments:

• April 13
• April 27
• May 11

The tournaments will start at 4 and end at 7ish. Judges are not obligated to stay at awards. The tournaments will involve two rounds.

Sign up here:

Paid Opportunity: Judge East African Debate Tournaments for the MNUDL

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We Need YOUR Help To Judge Upcoming East African Debate Tournaments!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students. We have an upcoming opportunity for folks who want to earn extra money while doing good for the community.

The East African Debate season is coming soon! In this program, middle and high school students from the East African community debate a topic they choose that is central to their identity and life in the Twin Cities.

We are seeking judges to volunteer in person on weeknights in schools across the Twin Cities, paid $55 per tournament. Sign up for more information: