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Full-Time Faculty: Get Your Pedagogy on in May

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CTL is pleased to again offer our two annual, pedagogy-focused workshops this May! Both of these workshops require a short application and are limited to 8 participants each. Participation in each workshop also comes with a small stipend to support summer work focused on incorporating an aspect of the concepts into one of their courses.

The Integrated Course Design (ICD) Workshop is a 4-day (9am-noon each day) workshop offered to encourage faculty to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based engaging course design to create significant learning experiences for their students. It will take place May 17-18 and May 24-25, 2023 on campus.

The Anti-Racist Pedagogy (ARP) Workshop is a 2-day (9am-noon each day) workshop designed to build on Augsburg faculty’s critical self-reflection of their own social position (e.g via the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and anti-racist training) by providing evidence-based, anti-racist methods for designing and teaching courses in any discipline. It will take place May 4-5, 2023 on campus.

To find out more information about each of these workshops and to apply, please see the CTL Annual Grants & Awards Webpage (link below). Applications for both Workshops are due March 3rd by midnight. If you have any questions or problems accessing the applications, please contact CTL (

CTL Annual Grants & Awards Webpage

Faculty: Apply for Funding for Summer Travel Funds Due TODAY

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If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) this summer (June 1 – August 31, 2023), the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is March 1, 2023.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than March 3, 2023. You can find the request form as well as all deadlines and a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding for travel on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions, please contact

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

Faculty: Register for Augsburg’s Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat (May 2023)

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Full-time faculty: Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat at the Dunrovin Retreat Center. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. There is no cost to you for this retreat — The Center for Teaching and Learning will cover room and board (and WiFi). We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 14th and ends at 3:00 pm on Tuesday May 16th. Space is limited to 18 full-time faculty members; if we receive more than 18 registrations, the additional registrants will automatically be placed on a waiting list in order of registration.

To find out more about the Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat and to complete a registration form, click the link below. If you have any other questions, please contact CTL at

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat Information and Registration

Annual Distinguished Contribution Faculty Award Nominations Open Through March 17

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Each year, Augsburg University recognizes up to four faculty members for excellence in one of three categories: teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates for these Distinguished Contribution awards must be nominated by a member of the Augsburg community – faculty, students, staff, or leadership. Thus, we are counting on all of you to ensure we know of the faculty who deserve this recognition!

New this year: the nomination process has been changed to require less up-front time for the nominator with the goal of substantially increasing the numbers of initial nominations.

All full-time faculty who have taught at Augsburg for the last 3 years are eligible to be nominated for all three categories (Teaching, Service, and Scholarship). Adjunct faculty who have taught at Augsburg for the last 3 years are eligible to be nominated for the Teaching category.

More information as well as the full nomination process and all nomination forms can be found at the CTL Annual Awards webpage (linked below). If you have any further questions or have problems accessing this information, please contact CTL at

CTL Annual Awards webpage

Did You Know Faculty Can be Fulbright Scholars? Find Out More on Monday, March 6, 12:30-1:30pm

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Join our new Fulbright Scholar Liaisons, John Zobitz and George Dierberger, in a Zoom introduction to the Fulbright Scholar Program, a faculty-focused Fulbright program which has just posted the programs available for 2024-2025. John and George will provide a brief overview of their own experiences as well as guidance on choosing a program, the application process, timelines, and other “inside-information” about how the programs work.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this session, please contact CTL at

Zoom Link for Fulbright Scholar Seminar (Mon March 6, 12:30-1:30pm)

Join CTL and CWC for a Zoom session on Faculty Well-Being; Wednesday, March 8 3:30-4:30pm

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Teaching faculty and staff are consistently called to support and care for their students, sometimes in complex and challenging situations. In order to fulfill this role, teaching faculty and staff must also have tools, environments, and strategies that promote care and balance for themselves. This session, hosted by CTL, the Health and Well-Being Task Force, and CWC, will focus on helping teaching faculty and staff consider strategies and perspectives that can improve their own sense of professional and personal well-being.

Zoom Link for Session (Wed March 8th, 3:30-4:30pm)

Find Out “How Faculty Meetings Work” at Augsburg Tuesday, March 7, 3:45-4:45pm (Zoom)

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Can anybody ask a question? Why do we use Robert’s Rules of Order (aka parliamentary procedure)? Do I know enough to vote on something? How can I suggest a topic? Is it “safe” for me to state an unpopular opinion? Why should I even go to Faculty Meetings? Are they important?

Many who are new to Augsburg have a LOT of questions about the purpose and organization of our faculty meetings, and many who are not new to Augsburg are still trying to figure it out! Please join Andy Aoki (Faculty Senate President) and Bob Groven (Parliamentarian) for a Zoom seminar focused on “How Do Faculty Meetings Work?”. Although geared toward newer members of the faculty, the session is open to all who are interested

Part of the New Faculty Seminar Series

As always, if you have any questions or need accommodations for this session, please contact CTL at

Zoom Link for “How Do Faculty Meetings Work?” (Tuesday, March 7, 3:45-4:45pm)

General Announcements

Open Board Positions for Sembrando Nuestro Futuro, Mentorship Program

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Are you interested in being part of the executive board for Sembrado Nuestro Futuro mentorship program? If you’re interested please fill out the application form or go to @aumulticulturallife instagram and click on the link tree for the application. Be a part of an amazing executive board while strengthening your leadership skills. *applications are due no later than March 10th*

Support East Phillips and Little Earth in Their Fight to Defend the Depot

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Support East Phillips and Little Earth in their fight to Defend the Depot!

In The South Minneapolis neighborhood of East Phillips, on Dakota territory, there is a building known as the “Roof Depot.” Community members, and especially those living at the Little Earth housing complex, want to turn it into a community center and indoor farm, with rooftop solar. The city of Minneapolis wants to demolish it, to build a highly polluting truck yard and diesel fueling station.

A court has issued a 2-week injunction (temporary restraining order) against the demolition, which was scheduled to begin on February 28th. While the fight is far from over, this is a major win, which would not have been possible without all the incredible organizing and leadership shown by the East Phillips and Little Earth communities, in solidarity with communities far beyond. One of the conditions of the injunction is that EPNI (East Phillips Neighborhood Institute) must pay a $10,000 bond. You can donate here:

MORE DONATION OPTIONS! We are trying especially to raise some good funds for…
* (Little Earth’s Youth Athletics program)
* (Little Earth’s Coffee Hour program – specify in the comment area, “For Coffee Hour program!”)

To learn more, visit their website and follow them on Instagram @defendthedepot for updates!

Student Work Opportunity: Rock the Dome, April 3-4

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Work a few hours, earn some extra money!

The winter athletic dome will be taken down April 3rd and 4th. Athletic Facilities invites ALL Augsburg student employees to sign up and earn some money.

Rate of Pay: $15.19 per hour
Open to ALL Student Employees, with or without a current position

Please check your calendar, and sign up below if you are committed to working. We need solid and accurate numbers to get the work done.

Monday, April 3rd, 10am-12pm
Need: 12 students

Monday, April 3rd, 12pm-3pm
Need 12 students

Tuesday, April 4th: 1pm-5pm
Need 70 students

Location: Edor Nelson Field
Dress in appropriate gear to perform physical work outdoors. Pizza will be provided for Tuesday’s workers at the end of the shift.

Questions? Email to learn more

Sign-up for Rock the Dome

TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus in April

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Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.
All meetings are confidential!

Space is limited. To schedule your consultation, please use the link below:

o Available dates and times:

Tuesday, April 11 / 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cedar Room, Christensen Center 2nd floor

Wednesday, April 12 / 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cedar Room, Christensen Center 2nd floor

Thursday, April 13 / 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cedar Room, Christensen Center 2nd floor

For questions, please contact

Schedule your consultation here!

Searching for Student Jobs Just Got Easier

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Searching for student jobs–both on campus and off campus–just got easier! One link takes you to both:

The Augsburg Student Employment link will take you to on-campus and work study jobs managed through Augsburg HR/Student Employment.

The Handshake link will take you to off-campus jobs, post-graduation employment opportunities, internships, employer contacts, and events on Handshake. (This also includes jobs with Dining Services and the Bookstore, which are managed through outside vendors.)

Search Student Employment and Handshake

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

02/27/2023: 3rd Shift Custodian
02/21/2023: Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies
02/21/2023: Area Coordinator, Residence Life

Search Augsburg Job Postings

New Look for Copy Request

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Coming soon the Copy Request site will have a new look. The site will still process the same. We have just updated the look. Please contact us if you have any questions. Or if you would like to stop by with your computer and a print job we can walk you through how to order on the Copy Request site.

Our normal turn around time is 24 hours for copy request. Please call the Copy Center at 612-330-1054 if you need something Rush (under 24 hours) or have a large project to check our timeline.

Copy Services

Nominations Open for Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for the Augsburg Leadership Awards and for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society. Make sure to nominate yourself, your advisors, student organizations, or your peers so they can be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments. The ceremony will take place on April 16th at Hoversten Chapel. A list of the descriptions can be found here:

For a description of the criteria that needs to be met to be inducted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society it can be found here:

Nominations close on Thursday March 16th at 5:30pm.

The links to connect to the nomination forms and the application for the Leadership Awards and Senior Leadership Society respectively can be found below.

Event Announcements

CACE Course: Disembodying White Supremacy Through Bodywork

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Registration is now available for Augsburg’s inaugural offerings of Disembodying White Supremacy Through Bodywork course. Join us to learn to understand your body’s reaction to racial discomfort, identify where racial stress is stored, and metabolize that discomfort to avoid getting stuck in your anti-racism efforts. Class discussion will focus on healing and ways to root our anti-racism in healing justice. Indigenous, Black and Brown bodies will be offered an affinity space for deeper healing.

In-person: Mondays, 6-9pm, March 20, 27, and April 3
Be one of the first 10 Augsburg students, staff and faculty to register with your Augsburg email and receive a 50% discount. Registration must be received no later than March 13 for the discount.

Online: Mondays, 6-9pm, April 10, 17, 24
Be one of the first 10 Augsburg students, staff and faculty to register with your Augsburg email and receive a 20% discount. Registration must be received no later than April 3 for the discount.

We are excited to be moving forward with this important work at Augsburg, and want to hear from you. Would you like to see something specific offered as continuing education? Would you like to teach a course through CACE? Have feedback for us? Whatever your question, comment or concern, we would love to hear from you (!

Check out the CACE website for more information and to register!

Faculty and Staff–the Forum Conference is One Month Away

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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, our VP of Operations, Rebecca John, and board trustee, Eric Jolly. 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.

Augsburg Students–Complimentary Forum Conference Registration

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What is the Forum on Workplace Inclusion?

The forum provides a variety of workshops and experiences that explore equity in the workplace. This year’s theme of combining forces, emphasizes our collective power for change. Students will get the opportunity to experience a professional conference and choose from a variety of sessions that fit their interests and passions. Learn more about the workshops and speakers here:

When/Where is it?

The event will be at the Hilton Minneapolis on Monday March 27th with relevant programming occurring from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. Campus Life will provide free transportation from campus to the event and back for registered students. Registration is first come first serve.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the google interest form here:

AAUP Open Session for All Faculty and Staff

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On Friday, March 3, from 4-5pm, the Augsburg AAUP is hosting an open session on Zoom to discuss issues of shared governance, workload and compensation, budgets and resources, and any other faculty/staff concerns that participants may choose to raise. Please join us! You don’t need to be a member of AAUP to attend.

TODAY- Boulay Info Session Accounting/Finance Internships and Jobs

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Are you interested in a career in accounting or finance?

Hear from Boulay representatives as they share information regarding their internship program and full-time careers.

Wednesday, March 1st
Hagfors Center, Room 351

Boulay has opportunities in the following areas:

Public Accounting (Audit/Tax)
Wealth Management
Risk Advisory

Pizza will be provided.

Sponsored by: Augsburg Business Organization and the
Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Thursday – Best Buy Corporate Info Session – Internships and Careers

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Augsburg alumni from Best Buy Corporate will be on campus Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00-6:00pm in the Hagfors Center, Room 351

Stop by for an overview of Best Buy Corporate’s internships and early careers. Students will also hear from recent alumni as they share their career journey. There will be time for Q & A. All students are welcome.

Food will be provided!

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

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Hearing. Helping. Healing Our Neighbors With Mental Health Challenges

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Augsburg Campus Ministry invites you to the Fosdick Lecture on Preaching in Hoversten Chapel on March 7th at 10:00 am. This year’s topic is “Hearing. Helping. Healing our Neighbors with Mental Health Challenges: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Religious Communities.” Mindy Greiling and Senator John Marty will share their personal and legislative experience in addressing mental health concerns. One in three people have a family member struggling with mental health, yet we as churches, as a community, as a society have much to improve on how we relate to them.

9:30 am Check in and coffee
10:00 – 11:00 am Welcome by Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow
Lecture with Sen. John Marty and Mindy Greiling
11:00 – 11:20 am Q&A session
11:20 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 – 11:50 am Augsburg Daily Chapel – Pastor Aaron Fuller preaching


Please register for the Fosdick Lecture.

Online option:

Register in advance for this webinar:

All participants are welcome. If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email

Mindy Greiling served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 20 years where she initiated the first state bipartisan mental health caucus after her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She served on the state and national NAMI boards and is the immediate past president of NAMI Ramsey County.

Senator John Marty has been a state senator since 1987. He is a strong advocate for government ethics, environmental protection, and affordable health care for everyone. Throughout his career, John has been a strong advocate for public investments in people — in health, education and employment – to enable all people to reach their full potential.

Pastor Aaron Fuller serves as the Pastor at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN and as a Navy Reserve Chaplain.

More information

Dinner and Discussion: Frantz Fanon

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Dinner & Discussion: Frantz Fanon

In light of Dr. Kwame-Ross’ discussion of Frantz Fanon at the MLK Convocation, we will gather to discuss a short article and podcast that look at the life and work of Frantz Fanon and learn about his influence on contemporary social justice movements. We’ll discuss the intersections of racism and colonialism, explore their expression in everyday lived experience today, and challenge our conceptions of what anti-racist work looks like–on and off campus. Dr. Kwame-Ross will help guide us in this discussion.

The event will be on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm.

We’ll be serving dinner from Tamu. Please fill out the following link to express interest, we will limit participation to 25 people:



Longfellow Community Council Free the Deeds Training Opportunity

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Longfellow Community Council
Free the Deeds Training Opportunity

Be a part of erasing racial covenants and writing a new future for your block, your neighborhood, and our city of Minneapolis, one deed at a time.

Join one of these training sessions at the LCC Office or on Zoom to learn about the work happening here in Greater Longfellow and how you can be involved!

Our next training session is Wednesday, March 15th from 6 to 7:30pm.

Find out the history of your deed and then volunteer – engage your people, share our survey, table or door knock.

If you have any questions or want more information you can contact or call 612-722-4529.

Next Week: Send-Off for Stephen Jendraszak

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Join us next Wednesday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the student art gallery in Christensen Center for a send off for Stephen Jendraszak.

Stephen has accepted a new position at Emory University in Atlanta, and his last day at Augsburg will be March 8. During his eight years with us, Stephen has helped grow and strengthen the Augsburg brand and built a very talented marketing team. Please join this event to share our best wishes for Stephen on his next endeavor.

CACE Course: This Monday Attend the Paideia Preview

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Education Students, you won’t want to miss the Paideia Preview on March 6, from 6-9pm on Zoom! This is a 3 hour preview of the Paideia (pie DAY a) approach. This is a pedagogy that encourages student-centered, democratic discussions around a common text to improve K-12 students’ critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

There are spaces for six students, staff and faculty receive a $15 discount when registering with an Augsburg email. If you like what you learn in the Preview, consider joining us for our weeklong Paideia Summer Institute in July at an additional discount!

We want to hear from you! Would you like to see something specific offered as continuing education? Would you like to teach a course through CACE? Have feedback for us? Whatever your question, comment or concern, we would love to hear from you (

Learn more about the Paideia Preview on the CACE website!

Commencement Help Needed

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As you can imagine implementing an event like commencement takes the whole Augsburg community. I’m looking for Augsburg faculty and staff that would be interested in helping at the Wednesday, May 3 commencement ceremony.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
U.S. Bank Stadium

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Graduate Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Guest Doors Open

5:40 p.m. Processional Begins

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

Positions Needed:

Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Wednesday, May 3; 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Greet graduates, faculty, family members, and guests of Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium, assist families with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Accessible Seating Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Wednesday, May 3; 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Manage the accessible seating table and seating areas, assist guests with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Graduate Name Card and Seating Process:
Wednesday, May 3; 4:00pm-6:30 p.m.
Team Meeting; 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Assist graduates with lining up, getting their name cards, and answering questions. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium. Once the ceremony begins, team members will be able to find a seat in the audience, if desired.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell,, by Friday, April 14 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

Augsburg University Commencement Website

This Thursday – Interfaith Spring Symposium

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This Thursday, on March 2nd, 2023, Augsburg will host its first Interfaith Spring Symposium, which we aim to grow into an annual event. This year’s symposium lecture is free and open to the public.

Topic: Interfaith Leadership and Healing in Times of Crisis
Keynote: Najeeba Syeed (El-Hibri Chair and Executive Director of the Interfaith Institute)
Date: March 2nd, 11:00 am CT
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

Can’t attend in person?

Join us virtually for Najeeba’s lecture by livestream the day of the symposium. Simply register with name and email by clicking on the link below and you will be sent a direct link to view the event.
Livestream will be begin at 11:00 am CT.


This Wednesday – Panel on Ramadan

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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for a conversation about Ramadan, best practices, and how to support those in our community, especially students, who observe this month of fasting.

Najeeba Syeed
Executive Director of Interfaith At Augsburg

Hafsa Abdi
Student, MSA Leadership

Abdirahman Nor
Student, MSA Leadership

Faduma Warsame
Chaplain and Muslim Life Advisor at the University of Minnesota

Location: Hagfors 150
Time: 5:00pm
(Refreshments and snacks)

Women in STEM Meeting This Friday

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Hello STEM Students and Faculty,

We invite you to join Women in STEM (WIS) for our next meeting this Friday, March 3rd, at 310pm in the Food Lab (Hagfors 108). We will be learning about how to implement Dr. Tara Yosso’s Model of Community Cultural Wealth as we navigate higher education. “Cultural wealth is the reservoir of personal and community resources an individual may have beyond their income or accumulated financial wealth. Many examples derive from an individual’s experience navigating or resisting bias and inequities, including traits such as resilience, social justice orientation, and social networks.”

About WIS: WIS at Augsburg is open to all people who support women and other minority groups within STEM. Although women are graduating with science degrees in increasing numbers, their count diminishes by the time they reach the workforce and representation is even less at more senior levels. Some of the identified reasons for the prominent disparity in the STEM workforce include a variety of obstacles that women face at different stages of their lives and careers. Fixing some of these “broken rungs” in the “ladder to success” can contribute toward achieving gender parity. Augsburg’s WIS group is made of students and faculty with this goal to create community support regarding disparities in the STEM field. It supports and organizes activities that bridge professional, personal, and cultural enrichment such as hosting networking and career development events where students can find mentors, listening to “success” stories, and meeting with professionals. Learning about existing disparities and practices to tackle in STEM can help students talk about and address various successes and challenges in their educational endeavors and in future workplaces.

For more info or to ask any questions, please contact Dr. Moumita Dasgupta ( or Branwen Jorenby (

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Virtual Shadowing: Acute Care, and General and Trauma Surgery

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The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is hosting our next Virtual Shadowing Movie Night: Acute Care, and General and Trauma Surgery. Join us this Thursday, March 2nd, 5-7pm, in Hagfors 150A. You do not need to be pre-PA to be in our club or attend events—anyone interested in pre-health professions can join!

We will have pizza and snacks available, so please RSVP on Auggie Life. We hope to see you there!

TOMORROW: Greenhouse First Thursday

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The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere, and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

The next First Thursday is this week, March 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

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