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Teaching and Learning

Teaching Faculty: New Seminar Recordings Added to CTL Home Page

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Two CTL sessions this week were conducted over Zoom so that we could provide recordings 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!

“Did You Know Faculty Can Be Fulbright Scholars”? (recorded March 6, 2023)
“How Faculty Meetings Work” (recorded March 7, 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

Nominate a Faculty Member for a 2023 Distinguished Contribution Award in Less than 5 Minutes: Deadline 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. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 17th at 11:59pm.

More information as well as the full nomination process (5 minutes!) 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

Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant Proposals Due TOMORROW

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Two travel grants of up to $2,500 are awarded annually to full-time faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development /integration, or other scholarly collaboration with a global site run by Augsburg CGEE or with an existing international partner institution. Applications are due on Wednesday, March 15.

Find details and the application form in the link below.

Internationalization Grants Webpage

General Announcements

Applications Are Now Open for the 2023-24 PRISM Scholars Program

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The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2023 (graduating by December ‘25)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or admitted refugee
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 17 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 26 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

To apply, visit:
For more information, go to:
Questions? Contact:

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Music Therapy in South Korea, Summer Course – Apply by April 1

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Are you interested in the ways people and culture are impacted by music, movement, and community? This summer course might be for you!

The two-week Music Therapy in South Korea summer course is open to students in Music Therapy, Music, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Biopsychology, Education, and students in related fields who have a strong interest in the intersections of music, health, and culture.

Applications for this program are due April 1.


• Travel July 6-19, 2023

• MUS 374 or 474

• graduate course options available

This program completes the Augsburg Experience for all participants.

MUS 374 is the course option for non-Music Therapy majors, and would be a general elective credit.

Got questions? Get in touch:

Learn more and apply

New Staff Positions This Week (11)

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

03/10/2023: Academic Technologist
03/10/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist
03/10/2023: Associate Director of Finance and Event Operations
03/08/2023: Lead Custodian
03/08/2023: Graduate Assistant Women’s Wrestling
03/08/2023: Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach
03/08/2023: Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
03/08/2023: Head Women’s Swim and Dive Coach
03/08/2023: Campus Locksmith
03/06/2023: Temporary Head Women’s Soccer Coach
03/06/2023: Director of Multicultural Life

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New Student Positions This Week (1)

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

03/08/2023: Student: Cedar-Riverside Community Event Planning Intern, May-September 2023

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Event Announcements

CACE Course—Register Now: Creating Heath Equity in Healthcare Certificate

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Be one of the first 10 students, staff and faculty to register with an Augsburg email and receive a 20% discount. Registration must be received no later than April 11 for the discount.

Designed for those in the health services, join us to grow in your ability to create awareness around issues of equity and racial justice in healthcare in our Creating Health Equity in Healthcare Certificate course. The course will also help you to recognize the scope of work of racial justice—including power, privilege and white supremacy culture, and develop skills to become a change agent in delivering culturally relevant and just healthcare and social services. At the end of the course you will be issued a Creating Health Equity in Healthcare Certificate.

Each week of this four-week continuing education course, plan to participate in a two-hour online Zoom session led by Augsburg faculty. Outside of those class sessions, plan to read articles, watch videos, engage in self-directed health equity activities and reflective writing aimed at transforming learning into action.

Zoom sessions: Tuesdays, 3-5pm, April 18, 25, May 2, 9

CEUs: If you attend all of the course sessions and complete all activities, you will receive a certificate for 16 contact hours that may be used for nursing and social work relicensing. You will be issued a Creating Health Equity in Healthcare Certificate shortly after completing the course

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 (!

Register for Creating Health Equity in Healthcare Certificate.

Women in STEM Alumni/Professional Panel

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Friday, March 24, 2023, 3:10 – 4:10 PM, HC 150A

All are welcome to join the Augsburg Women in STEM group to hear the experiences of three alumna.

Natasha Clark (‘17), Advanced Control Systems Engineer, 3M
Renee Van Siclen (‘11), Data Scientist, Hennepin County
Grace Puchaicela (‘22), Lab Technician, Labcorp

Natasha Clark has held various positions at 3M in areas such as adhesives, sustainability and automation. Shortly after graduating from Augsburg with a B.A in physics she started her career at 3M as Laboratory Technician. She then explored positions in the company’s energy and sustainability as an analyst while obtaining her master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University or St.Thomas. She currently working at 3M as an Advanced Control Systems Engineer to assist in the automated production of 3M’s most popular products such as N95 masks and Post-it Notes.

Renee Van Siclen is a Data Scientist who is passionate about using analytics to solve complex problems and inform strategic decision-making. She has extensive experience in gathering, cleaning, and analyzing large datasets using advanced analytical techniques and visualizing results for clear and effective communication. Renee completed a BA in International Relations at Augsburg and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Liberal Arts in Data Science from the Harvard Extension School.

Grace Puchaicela graduated from Augsburg University, majoring in Biochemistry. During her time at Augsburg she did research, assisted in an O-Chem lab, volunteered in hospitals out of the country and in nursing homes in the states. She currently works for Labcorp and will soon will start a phlebotomy certification course to help get involved in her community and to contribute toward her ultimate goal which is to become a Physician’s Assistant (PA) and be able to help underserved people as much as she can.

Disability Visibility Book Discussion March 30

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CLASS and Lindell Library invite you to a book discussion for “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century” edited by Alice Wong. “This anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community.”

We’ll discuss narratives from Part 1: “Being” on Thursday, March 30, 4:00-5:00 pm in Lindell Library, Room 301. We welcome you (students, faculty, and staff) to this discussion regardless of how much of the book you read! Snacks will be provided.

A few copies of the book are available to borrow from Lindell Library at the circulation desk and from the CLASS Office (LL 216). You can find the book at your favorite bookstore and public library. For questions about this event please contact Paul,

Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggies in Guatemala and L.A. on Spring Break—Follow CGEE on Instagram

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Follow Global_Auggies on Instagram and keep up with students and faculty this spring break week as they explore and learn in both Guatemala and Los Angeles!

All year there are posts featuring student experiences off-campus, program announcements, and other global inspiration!

Global Auggies on Instagram


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