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Faculty Development/CTL October Events

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The Office of Faculty Development and Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to offer a engaging schedule of professional development events in October. Sessions topics include two sessions on best practices in writing instruction, grant writing, AI, & accessibility. Please find the full schedule and links to register in advance for each of these opportunities on the detailed calendar linked below.

OFD/ CTL October Events

Come to the Writing Center

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The Writing Center is open!

The Augsburg Writing Center offers both online and in-person tutoring. Skilled students will work with you one-on-one at whatever stage of writing you are in – the idea-development stage, the drafting stage, and the revision stage – and can show you how to choose an appropriate essay topic, how to develop a thesis statement and paragraphs, how to revise your essay, or assist with any other writing needs you may have. Tutors will be alert listeners and ask questions, and will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Located on the second floor (across from Advising) of the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

In addition, if you would like for a tutor or the Director to come to your class to introduce the writing center, please sign up for a class visit: We will do our best to accommodate you.

Register for Scaffolding Writing for Student Success: October 3, 3:40-5:00 p.m.

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CTL’s Academic Literacies Series continues with Scaffolding Writing for Student Success, October 3, 2023, 3:40 -5:00 pm.

Session Description: Do you include writing assignments in your course? Do you have questions and/or need support? During this session, we will share information about how best to build your instruction for students to succeed in creating written assignments for your course. We will discuss creating an assignment sheet, planning brainstorming and drafting activities, and organizing a peer review session. We will also have time to discuss general needs and concerns instructors may have when teaching writing in their courses.

Presenter: Jennifer Forsthoefel Mollberg, Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director, English Department

Location: Marshall Room

Scaffolding Writing for Student Success Registration

Writing Your First Grant: October 4, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

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The Office of Faculty Development & CTL are pleased to offer the following workshop to support faculty development in grant writing:

Presenter: John Anderson, Director, Grants and Sponsored Programs

Session Description: Applying for a grant can be an intimidating process, especially if you have never done it before. But you don’t have to do it alone! This session introduces you to the people and resources at Augsburg who can help you identify and apply for grant funding. Attendees will learn the benefits that grants offer for one’s career, forms of support available to help you get started, and Augsburg’s procedures for submitting a grant proposal.

Location: Lindell Library 301

Writing Your First Grant Registration

Study Abroad in Cuba in May – Fine Arts Class for All Majors

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Have the experience of a lifetime–sign up for a summer fine arts study abroad program, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend 12 days in Cuba this May exploring arts and culture!

Earn 4 credits and complete Augsburg Experience, too!


Travel: May 12-23, 2024

Course: THR 295 – Topics: Arts, Culture, and Community in Cuba, (Fine Arts requirement), 4 credits

fulfills Augsburg Experience, too!

***Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

*** APPLY BY January 31 ***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get full program details and start an application here

Study Abroad in Italy on Spring Break – Apply Now

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Apply now to join the spring semester study abroad program, Interfaith Eating, Ethics, and Food Justice in Italy and travel to Montespertoli, Italy on spring break as a class.

Professor Matt Maruggi will be teaching the RLN 248: INTERFAITH EATING and ETHICS course and leading the group to Italy.

To join the class, you must complete an application through CGEE Study Abroad and Away–link below.

There is a Program Fee of $5,425 The program fee includes: international round-trip airfare from Minneapolis, all lodging, all meals, all transportation during the program, all program activities, and international health and travel insurance.


Get full details about this program, and start your application at the link below.

If you have any questions, contact

Interfaith Eating and Ethics in Italy: Info and online application here

General Announcements

New Student Positions This Week (2)

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

09/25/2023: Student: Women’s Hockey Team Manager
09/25/2023: Center for Wellness and Counseling Student Program Assistant, AY 2023-24

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Reminder: Dining Commons Check-In is Required for All Meals

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Students obtaining food from the Dining Commons must report to the check-in station near the top of the stairs first prior to entering the food serving area. Students with meal plans are expected to swipe their students IDs; students without meal plans can pay with cash or card. Students who skip the check-in station are subject to the University’s conduct process.

Please know that if you are experiencing food insecurity, Campus Cupboard, the University food shelf, is available with food for students. It is located in Anderson Hall 26. More information, including hours of service, can be found here:

Campus Cupboard

STEM Peer Mentorship Application Due Friday

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Interesting Being a STEM Mentor or Mentee?

If so, STEM Peer Mentorship wants you!

STEM Peer Mentorship is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentorship can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Having a Mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a first-year or sophomore in a STEM major interested in having a mentor and want to learn more about internships, scholarships, certain classes, etc… This is for you !

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Computer Science
-Data Science
-Environmental Studies

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2023. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to

Stem Peer Mentorship Application 2023-2024

Join Augsburg Vespers Choir

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Are you someone who:

LOVES singing Christmas music in a choir but doesn’t have time to sign up for a whole season on involvement?

Wants to join the company of musicians at Augsburg’s annual Advent Vespers services in Central Lutheran Church?

If so, then Vespers Choir is for you!

· 3 consecutive Tuesday-evening rehearsals on campus, starting October 31.
· 2 evening dress rehearsals at Central Lutheran Church: November 28 and 30.
· 3 services: December 1 @ 7:00 p.m.; December 2 @ 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Open to anyone in the Augsburg community (plus your friends and family).

For details, contact Dr. Kristina Boerger (

Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

Event Announcements

Plan Ahead for Homecoming

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Homecoming is only two weeks away, and we are eager to bring students, alumni, parents, and friends together throughout the Homecoming week. Please join us! To view a full schedule, visit: To register for the events that you will be attending, visit: and

Resume and LinkedIn Profile Review—Attend and Receive a $5 Gift Card

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The Strommen Center is partnering with Northwestern Mutual to review students resumes and LinkedIn Profiles. Campus Recruiters will be on campus Monday, October 2nd between 10am-1pm to help students update their resumes and make the most of their LinkedIn account. You are invited to attend regardless of your major.

Sign up for an in-depth, 20 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 20 minute sessions are limited, so sign-up soon!

Sign up on Handshake!

Send-Off for Ariel Gutierrez: TODAY, 2 p.m.

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Join us from 2-4 p.m. this afternoon in the East Commons to share our best wishes with Ariel Gutierrez, who is leaving his full-time Augsburg position this week.

Ariel has planned and managed so many amazing events in his four years at Augsburg; please stop by to thank him for sharing his gifts and talents with us and creating so many terrific Auggie experiences!

Book Discussion October 5—Disability Visibility

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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 2: “Becoming” on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 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. Faculty/Staff: Good/Advanced standing credit for Diversity & Inclusion Certificate

A few copies of the book are available to borrow from Lindell Library at the circulation desk. You can find the book at your favorite bookstore and public library. For questions about this event or accommodation needs please contact

Blessing of the Animals on October 6 in Chapel

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We will offer a blessing of the animals in chapel at 10:40 am on Friday, October 6 in Hoversten Chapel. You are invited to bring your pet or emotional support or service animal to chapel for a blessing or send a photo to Janice Dames at by October 4 to have your pet featured in a chapel slideshow. World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated. The date was originally chosen because it is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment.

Join Us for an Interactive Interfaith Discussion TONIGHT

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Join Augsburg Interfaith Scholars for an interactive discussion on Judaism/Islam/Christianity and Interfaith Engagement.

Guest speakers include Matt Maruggi, Associate Professor of Religion and Department Chair and Shayna Sheinfeld, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy.

Event details:
Thursday, September 28th (TONIGHT)
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Oren Gateway Center, 114

Learn more about Interfaith Scholars

Tuesday, October 3: All-Staff Gathering in Hoversten Chapel, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 3rd All-staff gathering in Hoversten Chapel, 3:30-5:00 pm

Your staff senators are hosting a gathering for all staff members with the help of Campus Ministry. This gathering will provide space for you all to talk with each other and your senators to reflect on recent events and how we can best support your work at Augsburg moving forward. All staff members are encouraged to attend.

We’ll be serving coffee, hot cider, and cookies. Please fill out this brief Google Form to let us know if you’re coming (or not!), or to share any comments, concerns, and ideas you may have:

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Please email with any questions.

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