Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

No Postings

Teaching and Learning

Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach abroad for a year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.

To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country

If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.

If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by contacting To streamline the scheduling process, please provide general days and times that work for you to meet. Meetings typically run about an hour long, but if you decide you need a follow up meeting, we are happy to help schedule a second meeting.

Fulbright Website

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: an Introduction and Conversation

submitted by

We will gather on Thursday, March 30th from 3:45 -5:00pm in OGC 100. This is an in-person event. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Our conversation leaders will be Prof. Erin Sugrue (Social Work) and Prof. Mary E. Lowe (Religion & Augsburg’s current Batalden Scholar).

To prepare for our conversation, watch, Mays Imad’s video presentation, “Trauma Informed Teaching & Learning”;

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by

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

03/17/2023: Education Graduate Program Coordinator
03/16/2023: Program Assistant – TRIO/SSS
03/16/2023: Financial Aid Counselor

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2023 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2024 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2024. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2024.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair or you’re unsure whether you qualify, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator,

McNair Website

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

submitted by

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.

Welcome Bridget Lavish

submitted by

Join URGO in welcoming Bridget Lavish as our new Health Professions Specialist. Bridget will be defending her thesis next week and will earn a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from Oklahoma State University, where she also holds a Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Mass Communications. Bridget joins us after many years at Oklahoma State, where she was an academic success coach and an instructor in Public Health and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. In addition to her time in academia, Bridget spent ten years in publishing and editing and will be a valuable resource for students applying to the health professions schools. We are excited to have her! Her office is Hagfors 101D. Please stop by and greet her.

Seniors, Academic Advisors, and Strommen Center Staff: Please Participate in This Sociology Survey

submitted by

My name is Tori Simmons, and I’m an Urban Studies Senior. My research project attempts to understand how support services provided by Augsburg University benefit seniors as they prepare for their lives after graduation. The research question seeks an answer to the definition of success, from the perspective of students and the staff that are supporting them. This research justifies the entry level positions that college graduates should be able to attain based on the skills that employers, from my research, are saying that graduates do not have.

There’s a gap between graduate employability and career preparedness. This research will help locate where that gap lies, in an attempt to bridge it, and better prepare Augsburg seniors for employment upon graduation. Previous research studies have evaluated student success from the perspective of students and their relationships with their advisors. Studies have also sought employers to know what they are looking for when hiring for entry level positions at their organization. This research will apply the skills that employers are looking for and evaluate if Augsburg students are employable.

Participants will be asked to read a document of consent to participate and answer up to 22 questions if they are a student or 14 questions if they are a student support service staff member.

Participants will not receive direct benefits because there aren’t any incentives, but they will receive indirect benefits, such as, improving student success and the betterment of student support services at Augsburg University. The potential risks for participating in this study are that it may challenge participants to think deeply about their experiences and may awaken passionate feelings from answering questions pertaining to their experiences.

If you’re interested in participating, then click on the link in the description box below, or email my professor James A Vela-McConnel, Ph.D. at ( with questions.

Kalista and Salma ADSG Campaign

submitted by

Hello everyone!

We want to announce our candidacy for the Augsburg Day Student Government President and Vice President.

We will be tabling and posting on instagram for the next few weeks as we approach the ADSG election day.

If you want to know more about our campaign, have questions about us or our goals if elected check out our Instagram account, K.S.Campaign. This will be the central location for information about us and our campaign.

Check it out and we will see you on campus!

July 2023 Summer Course in South Korea – Music

submitted by

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:

Get more information and apply

Spanish Classes in Mexico This Summer

submitted by

Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skills? Take a class with Augsburg in Mexico this summer and complete Augsburg Experience, too!

Classes are available at all levels, at various times, and specialized courses for pre-med or ministry are available.

Apply by April 1

– various dates throughout summer
– 4-12 credits
– SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
– independent study or internship also possible

– June 8 – July 31
– 8 credits
– SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
– INS/SPA 399: Observership

– June 8 – July 24
– 8 credits
– SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
– SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
– Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, get in touch:

Visit the link, below
Email us at
Stop by our office: Science Hall 110

Get more information about summer in Mexico

Study and Intern in Europe This Fall Semester and Free Airfare

submitted by

Time to level up your college experience with Study Abroad–spend Fall semester in Northern Ireland:

*** Earn 16 credits and stay on track to graduate

*** Complete an internship – a stellar addition to your resume!

*** Complete your Augsburg Experience Requirement

*** Live at Ulster University’s Magee Campus, alongside other international, Irish and UK students

*** Travel around Northern Ireland as part of the semester experience

*** Use your financial aid, PLUS get an additional $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant for this program

Apply by April 1st for the Fall 2023 Cohort, and get FREE AIRFARE to the program!

Contact the Study Abroad & Away office with questions and to set up an advising appointment:

Learn More & Start an Application

Event Announcements

Interested in Becoming a Physician Assistant?

submitted by

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having our next meeting this Wed., 3/22, at 1035-1105am in Hagfors 106. Applying to PA schools can be a complex process, so we are learning how to research PA schools and determine which schools may be right for you. This is an important part of the planning process as many schools have varying prerequisite courses or other requirements to apply. You do not need to be pre-PA to be in our club or attend events—anyone interested in pre-health professions can join!

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Learn more about physician assistants:

Sign-Up to Donate Blood and Save a Life

submitted by

The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC), TriBeta, and Augsburg Athletics have teamed up with Memorial Blood Centers to host a Blood Drive on campus!

When: Thurs., March 30th, 10am-3pm (sign-up for a time below)
Where: Check-in at the Dome (football field), donate in the Bloodmobile (Lot L)

Sign-up here:
Please read Eligibility Guidelines

We are tabling in Christensen Center on 3/21 (2-4pm) and 3/23 (9-1130am), so you can stop by to say hi or ask any questions. You can also email,, or

Thank you and please consider donating to make a difference!

Women in STEM Alumni/Professional Panel

submitted by

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 Assistant (PA) and be able to help underserved people as much as she can.

Disability Visibility Book Discussion March 30

submitted by

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,

April 2 – CAIR MN Ramadan Dinner

submitted by

Attend CAIR MN Ramadan Dinner with fellow Auggies and Professors on April 2nd!
(Free, all are welcome!)

When: April 2nd, 5:30pm
Where: Coffman Memorial Union
Getting there: Auggies will leave from Christensen Center Lobby to walk to Coffman at 5:00pm.

More details about the event from CAIR:
“We look forward to connecting with you and sharing with you the great work we have been up to. The event is free and all are welcome.

We are incredibly excited about our 2023 Key Note Speaker. He is a Humanitarian, Activist, Author, and Former NBA Player. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, of Gulfport, Mississippi was formerly known as Chris Jackson before reverting to Islam in 1991.

Mahmoud grew up with Tourettes syndrome(undiagnosed until the age of 17) and expresses he”Wouldn’t be the basketball player nor person he is off the court if it wasn’t for Tourette syndrome”. It’s also a driving force in supporting mental health causes and initiatives.

In his unwavering faith in Islam, Abdul Rauf preaches “The goal in life is to find your gift, the purpose in life is to away” which is why today Abdul Rauf spends his time Pulitzer extensively in the U.S. and abroad engagements and basketball training while also partnering with organizations that align with his faith on issues such as Education, Social Justice, Mental Health and Humanitarianism.”

Would you like to attend?
2. Meet Professor Sarah Degner Riveros in the Christensen Lobby at 5:00 pm on April 2nd to walk over together OR plan your own transportation and meet up with Auggies there : )
3. Questions? Email OR


Earn $5 – Have Your Resume Reviewed

submitted by

Are you in the process of looking for an internship or full-time job?

The Strommen Center is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Northwestern Mutual to review students resumes. Campus Recruiters are volunteering to help students update their resumes. Regardless of your major or what company you are hoping to interview with you are invited to attend.

Sign up in Handshake for a one-on-one 15- minute resume review with a recruiting expert . After your resume questions are answered, you will receive a $5 gift card that can be used at Nabo, Einstein Bros, Kafe Kafeega and the Commons.

Spots for the 15 minute sessions are limited, so sign-up early! We look forward to seeing you in the Strommen Center from 10:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, March 28th.

If questions please email

Register in Handshake

4 Days Left — Nominate a StepUP Alum for the “25 in 25” Outstanding StepUP Alumni Awards

submitted by

In celebration of StepUP’s 25th anniversary, we are recognizing 25 StepUP alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and the cause of recovery. We are calling for nominations to honor these alumni at our 25th anniversary gala on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. the Radisson Blu–Mall of America with the “25 in 25 Outstanding StepUP Alumni” awards.

If you know of a StepUP alum who deserves to be recognized, please fill out this short form. You may also nominate yourself.

Nomination criteria

Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Central on Friday, March 24, 2023

The StepUP Gala Committee will determine award recipients

Award recipients will be announced by Friday, March 31, 2023

You may nominate yourself or another StepUP alumnus

Anyone who participated in the StepUP program as a student is eligible to be nominated; nominees do not need to have graduated/completed StepUP or graduated from Augsburg

You may nominate more than one person (you need to fill the form out for each person)

You may nominate someone anonymously or publicly

Current StepUP students are not eligible

Nominees should represent a member of the StepUP community who has made a meaningful difference in the lives of others

You should be able to provide examples of ways that the nominee has demonstrated leadership skills, such as within their community, their career, and/or their recovery

For questions, contact Martha Truax at 651-261-9646 or

Prior to the gala

Award recipients will be interviewed and asked to provide a short biography and photo to share in marketing and promotional materials

At the gala

A special pre-Gala reception will be held for award recipients and their guests
Award recipients will be recognized in printed programs and on stage at the Gala
Due to time constraints, individual award recipients will not be able to speak on stage.

Click here to nominate someone

Senior-Latinx Identifying Students From Class of 2022-23

submitted by

Calling all Latinx-Identifying students from the Class of 2022-23!

We are on the lookout for a Senior Student Keynote Speaker interested in representing the Class of 2022-23 for our Latinx Spring Banquet occurring on April 8, 2023. The keynote speaker will have the opportunity to represent their graduating class during a 10-15 minute speech around the theme: ¡Aquí estamos y Aquí Seguimos!

Students interested in this opportunity must fill out the google form by March 29, 2023

Student Keynote Speaker Application Form

The Forum is Next Week — Last Chance to Register

submitted by

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:

Keeping Track of Auggies

Doug Green Poetry Reading: Wednesday, March 29, 7:00pm

submitted by

Doug (D. E.) Green, Professor emeritus in English, will be reading with NYC poet & fellow Shakespearean Heather Dubrow at Eat My Words Bookstore, 7pm, Wed, 29 Mar. You’ll hear works from his latest chapbook, “Catastrophizing in Catastrophe” (2023), as well as from “Jumping the Median” (2019) and brand new unpublished work. You can find further information here. Please join us.

information here


St Paul Saints Tickets

submitted by

Spring is here which means baseball season isn’t too far away. I’ve got a few Saint season tickets for sale due to scheduling conflicts. Tickets are Section 105, Row 10 seats 1 and 2 near first base. Two seats available for each game, $15 per ticket. Available April dates are: Thursday, April 6th, Wednesday April 19 and Friday April 21st. Email with any questions.