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Apply for a Fulbright

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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

River Semester: Study on the Mississippi River This Fall

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Enjoy an adventurous one-of-a-kind fall semester when you register for the River Semester program! You’ll complete a full semester of Augsburg University credits while paddling the river from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Several stops along the way include St. Louis, Memphis, Jackson, and New Orleans.

Highlights include:

*Spend a green and sustainable semester paddling down the Mississippi River, setting up camp along the way.

*Explore topics such as: Environmental River Politics, Outdoor Leadership and Sustainable Living, Climate Change and Environmental Justice.

*Learn from groups and people along the way with guest speakers, organization visits, and guest professors on the river.

*Enjoy living and learning in an outdoor setting for an unforgettable semester on the most unique study away program available!

Apply by April 1st to secure your seat on the river for this fall!

Visit the link below, or email us at

Stop by the Study Abroad & Away (CGEE) office in Science Hall 110 anytime with questions!

Details at the River Semester Website

Study and Intern in Europe This Fall Semester (+ Free Airfare)

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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 and Apply Today

Attention Pre-Med Students: Improve Spanish and Gain Experience in Medical Settings This Summer

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Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skills, and get experience in a medical setting through an Observership? Join fellow Auggies and students from across the US at CGEE in Mexico this summer.

Take 8 credits of classes designed to benefit pre-med students:

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

*** Apply by April 1 ***

Applicable, affordable, and scholarships are available. Amazing on your resume as you plan ahead for your career in a medical field.

Visit the link, below

Email us at

Stop by our office: Science Hall 110

Learn More and Apply Today

General Announcements

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.)

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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.

El MNUDL Está Buscando Jueces para el Debate en Español—Pagamos $55 por Torneo

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¿Quiere marcar una diferencia y promover el uso del español para los jóvenes? El Minnesota Urban Debate League está buscando jueces para el debate en español!

El debate empodera a los jóvenes a ser líderes en sus comunidades por el debate competitivo.
Pagamos $55 por torneo para juzgar el debate en español con el MN Urban Debate League. No necesita experiencia en el debate – proveemos entrenamiento antes de cada torneo.

Buscamos jueces entre las 4:00 pm y las 6:30 pm el:

jueves, 30 de marzo (Roosevelt High School)
jueves, 13 de abril (Washburn High School)
jueves, 20 de abril (Highland Park High School)
jueves, 27 de abril (Roosevelt High School)
jueves, 4 de mayo (Augsburg University)
jueves, 11 de mayo (Augsburg University)

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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!

Paid Opportunity: Seeking Judges for the East African Debate League, $55/Tournament

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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. The East African Debate tournaments will be held on Tuesday, April 25th and Tuesday, May 9th. Please sign up on these dates to initiate the signup process!

Need Volunteer Hours or Extra Cash? Join Us Thursday for Our Final Middle School Debate Tournament

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking judges for our final middle school debate tournament of the season. Students from across the metro area will come together to compete in our Citywide Championship and gain important academic skills along the way.

The tournament will be held at St. Paul Central High School from 3:30-7:00 on Thursday, March 23rd. No debate experience? No problem. We’ll train you before the tournament.

We will pay you $55 to judge for us, but you can also choose to volunteer if you want to count it toward service hours.

Sign up here!

Apply to the Bonner Community Leaders Program

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The Bonner Community Leaders (BCL) program is a part of a nationally recognized network of leadership and scholarship programs through the Bonner Foundation. Augsburg BCL is an intentionally diverse cohort of 20-25 students who commit to doing civic and community-based work and contribute to building a more just world, working in and with communities surrounding Augsburg University. BCL is ideally a 4-year program (students with at least 2 years left at Augsburg are welcome to apply), where students build deep relationships with a cohort of justice-minded peers and staff who support them throughout their academic journey. BCL contributes to Augsburg’s mission to educate students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers and responsible leaders.

For more information about the national network of Bonner programs, visit the national Bonner Foundation site.

*Some Bonner Leaders do further leadership development through the academic study of leadership in the Leadership Studies Minor.

Apply Here

Employer Table: True Friends TODAY

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Representatives from True Friends will be on campus today, March 22nd from 10:30am-12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

True Friends is a nonprofit organization providing life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities. Our programs include camp, respite, retreats, team building, therapy and adaptive riding, and travel; serving over 25,000 individuals annually. With locations near Maple Lake, Annandale, Eden Prairie and Bemidji, we serve individuals in Minnesota and throughout the United States.

Representatives are looking to hire students! Whether it is preparing delicious meals, ensuring a comfortable and clean cabin to call home, planning engaging activities, or providing quality health care, every True Friends employee contributes largely to the overall success of the mission of our organization.

You can check out our website at

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Complete Graduation Requirements in Mexico This Fall

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Deciding on which courses to take this fall? Why not take your classes at Augsburg’s study abroad program in beautiful Cuernavaca, Mexico!

The fall-semester program “Liberal Arts, Migration and Social Change” offers Auggies the opportunity to Study Spanish and learn about migration and transnationality from Mexicans who are organizing for positive social change in their communities. You will learn from local organizations, community members, and others who call Mexico home.

This program is perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. You can use all your financial aid and you’ll receive an automatic $1,500 Travel Grant!

Lots of course choices include options for graduation requirements (LAFs) in:
– Humanities
– Social and Behavioral Sciences
– Modern Language
– Search for Meaning II
– Natural Science (w/Lab)
– Recreational Wellness,

* Complete your Augsburg Experience

* Included excursions around Mexico all included in the program fees!

* [Optional] internships for hands-on work experience in a local organization (Spanish language required)

*Spend your fall semester away from the chill of October, November, and early December in “the City of Eternal Springtime” in Mexico! Program dates for fall are August 25 to December 10, 2023.

Apply by April 1st to join the fall 2023 cohort for this amazing study abroad program!

Learn more and apply

Mental Health Resource Survey

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Hello Everyone,

This year the CWC created the Mental Health Task force. Augsburg Day Student Government works on this committee to ensure that student needs are being advocated for in each meeting and in each wellness motion made in the committee.

The first major thing that we would like to do is get feedback from as many students as possible on the current state of wellness on campus. Below I have linked a survey that we created to gather the information that we would like.

The survey is a little lengthy but should take only a few minutes and it will be completely anonymous. Your feedback is vital to understanding a more diverse perspective on Augsburg wellness.

If you have any questions on the survey or issues accessing you can reach out to Kalista Miller the ADSG representative at

Do You Have a Significant Piece of Recent Scholarship?

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Do you, or an Augsburg colleague, have a significant piece of recent scholarship? If so, we want to hear about it. Please tell us about the scholarly accomplishment by completing the scholarship reporting form (this form is also linked on the CTL webpage). We hope to raise awareness of the good work our colleagues are producing.

scholarship reporting form

New Staff Positions This Week (5)

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

03/20/2023: Seasonal Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach
03/20/2023: Lead Custodian
03/17/2023: Education Graduate Program Coordinator
03/16/2023: Program Assistant – TRIO/SSS
03/16/2023: Financial Aid Counselor

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New Staff Position: Seasonal Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach

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Summary of Position

Assists the Head Coach with the organization and administration of all aspects of the sport program, including coaching and training, student-athlete retention, advising, mentoring and recruiting prospective student-athletes.

Primary Responsibilities

– Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and sport-specific skills on both an individual and team basis

– Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to the program recruiting plan.

– Teach, advise and mentor student-athletes on life-skills.

– Create sport-specific practice and game/meet plans, analyze film and facilitate team meetings.

Additional Responsibilities

– Assist with monitoring and supporting academic progress of student-athletes/teams to exceed athletic department standards

– Assist with maintaining acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution

– Assist with budget management, fundraising, travel planning and program organization

– Assist with Alumni/parent communication and involvement, including organizing events as appropriate

– Assist with organizing and participating in team community-service event(s)

– Assist with camps and clinics

– All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).

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

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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.

Event Announcements

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,

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

April 2nd – CAIR MN Ramadan Dinner

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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


Interested in Becoming a Physician Assistant?

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The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having our next meeting TODAY, 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:

Donate Blood and Get a Chance to Win a $250 Gift Card

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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. This blood drive is open to all Augsburg students, faculty, staff, and friends. As thanks for giving blood, all presenting donors are automatically entered into weekly drawings for a chance to win a $250 gift card for your choice of Apple or Beats earbuds!

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:
Eligibility Guidelines:

We are tabling in Christensen Center on 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!

Earn $5 – Have Your Resume Reviewed

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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


Mark Hanson, Interfaith Institute Distinguished Fellow, Shares His Vocation Story in Chapel

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Join us on Tuesday March 28th from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Rev. Mark Hanson, Distinguished Fellow in our Interfaith Institute will share his story “Formative Disruptions.” Come and learn more about Mark, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30 – 1:00

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major.

Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

MindBodySpirit Cohesion: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Teaching and Learning

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What do you need to know about culturally responsive pedagogies? And why does it matters? New Mexico-based Dr. Flores Carmona will facilitate a keynote conversation on critical pedagogies and multicultural education. Her research and scholarship focused on social justice.

Hoversten Chapel will host this event on April 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Also, this is an open event to the whole Augsburg community, students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Also, a zoom option will be available.

Refreshments will be provided.

Augsburg University Website

Edible Books Festival at Lindell Library

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Calling all cooks and book lovers!

In honor of Edible Book Day, Lindell Library is hosting its first ever Edible Books Festival on Friday, March 31 at 3:00 pm.

An edible book is any dish based on a book or literary theme. Books, poems, short stories, or even graphic novels can serve as inspiration.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit an entry. Please register your dish and the book that inspired it no later than Thursday, 3/30.

Examples from other libraries’ events can be found at and

Even if you don’t submit an entry, please stop by to admire – and EAT – the edible books!

To register or for more information, contact Mary Hollerich at or x1603.

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