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Science Food and Cooking Lab Survey

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You are invited to participate in a study of the Science Food Lab. You were selected as a possible participant because you have either taken this course or have not yet taken this course.

Please read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to participate in this study. This study is being conducted by Nikki Lee, Emily Vang, and PangDao Xiong, marketing students at Augsburg University. The purpose of this study is to find out what students want to learn from food. This information will be used to find data. It will determine what will interest students to learn that relates to food and will also be used in a presentation in a marketing research class at Augsburg University. Dr. Lori Lohman is the instructor for this course. Her phone number is (612) 330-1220.

TODAY – URGO Summer Research Info Session

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Get paid to do research! Join us TODAY from 5-6pm in Hagfors 150B to hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application, and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

$6,000 for full-time researchers

$3,000 for half-time researchers

URGO Summer Research also counts as Augsburg Experience!

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please schedule with Dixie Shafer using the link below.

See you there!

Meet with Dixie Shafer

Come to the Writing Center for Help with Your Final Papers and Projects

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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

Accessibility at Augsburg – Share Your Opinion

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We are social work students trying to gather information about accessibility on our campus for a class assignment. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. We will only use this information for our class. Please email with your thoughts.
We appreciate any feedback!

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

11/27/2023: Staff Accountant
11/27/2023: Defensive Coordinator, Football
11/21/2023: Custodial Supervisor – Night Shift

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New Staff Position: Staff Accountant

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We are seeking an individual to join our Business Office team to complete daily and weekly cash accounting processes to ensure accurate and detailed records of all cash transactions are maintained. This position will also be responsible for completing assigned monthly close processes, preparing journal entries and reconciliations, assisting with internal management financial reports and budgeting processes, preparing and completing tax filings, and providing backup support for other areas in the accounting office.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Reconcile main bank and sub accounts weekly.
– Prepare and post journal entries to record all main bank and sub account activity weekly.
– Access bank information online and record cash activity daily in cash spreadsheets.
– Follow cash reconciliation procedures and update documentation as necessary.
– Provide reconciliation report weekly to the Accounting Manager for review and follow-up on open items as well as daily follow-up on rejected transactions, fraud notifications, and check voids.
– Review available balances in cash accounts and recommend transfers between accounts as needed
– Update cash flow summary report with daily cash receipts and expenditures by type and assist in the analysis of unusual or unexpected transactions.
– Support any audit testing of cash accounts or transactions as needed.
– Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities:

– Monthly fixed asset reviews, asset maintenance in the fixed asset module and reconciliations.
– Perform monthly investment and accrued interest reconciliations. Maintain electronic statements and assist with monthly endowment reporting.
– Prepare monthly prepaid reconciliations.
– Reconcile third party scholarships monthly and work with student financial services to clear balances.
– Monthly reconciliation of bond, note, and interest payable accounts as well as bond amortization and trustee deposit reconciliations. Update the capital and operating leases schedules as needed.
– Upload monthly central service journal entries to ERP system as well as accounting tickets.
– Various asset and liability monthly account reconciliations as assigned.
– Perform year-end inventory counts and reconciliations.
– Prepare various budget variance analysis in support of management and financial reporting.
– Assist in the annual capital budgeting process and completion of monthly summary reporting.

Tax preparation and filing:

– Prepare and file monthly sales tax as well as annual sales tax reports.
– Process and report unclaimed property.

Provide back up support:

– Provide backup support for accounts payable or other duties as necessary.
– Other reconciliation, duties, and special projects as assigned such as work with archiving and record retention.

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“Best Summer Ever” Film Screening Dec 8: Opportunity for Inclusion Certificate Good Standing Credit

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Join us for a screening and discussion of the film “Best Summer Ever”! The film tells the story (and sometimes sings the story!) of Sage and Anthony, the complexities that ensue after their summer camp romance, and the dynamics among their families and friend-groups.

As told by the producers, “’Best Summer Ever’ is an original inclusive musical featuring eight original songs and a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities.”

Date and time: Friday, December 8, 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Science Hall 123

Hosted by Film Club and CLASS/Disability Resources. The Augsburg Community is invited (students, faculty, staff). Snacks will be provided. For questions or accommodation needs, please contact

Faculty and Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing.

Hope to see you there!

Undergrads: Chance for a $50 Gift Card – Take Our Survey Today

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My name is Dean Harris, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University. I am conducting this study as partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree, with Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith as my advisor.

You are being invited to participate in a research study on investigating influences of intrapersonal factors on the relationship between casual sex and mental health. Our study focuses on experiences of casual sex in individuals who identify as single or recently single (i.e., have not been in a relationship longer than one month). As such, if you indicated you were in a relationship for longer than one month, you do not meet our study eligibility criteria. We respect and appreciate individuals in various types of relationships, including open or ethically non-monogamous ones, but our current study’s scope is limited to investigating casual sex in those who identify as single (or recently single). If you agree to this study, I will ask you to complete a survey via Qualtrics. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing all the survey questions, you will be invited, if you wish, to provide contact information to enter in the raffle to win one of three $50 gift card prizes, and/or emailed the results at the end of the study’s conclusion.

If you have any questions now or later, you may contact me, Dean Harris at 612-239-2534 or You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or If you contact me or my advisor, understand that your anonymity cannot be guaranteed; however, if you decide to participate, your data will not be connected to your name. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to discuss problems/complaints about the research study, send an email to

Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

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Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.
Thank you!

TODAY – Wellness Wednesday – Planting

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Planting is back!

CWC Wellness Wednesday: Planting!
Don’t forget to join us and get yourself a mini plant that you can grow and share the love.

*Limited Supply*

Date: Wednesday, November 29th
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: CWC Lobby

Advent Vespers Volunteers Needed

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Calling Augsburg students and staff to help support this year’s Advent Vespers by giving of your time, talents, and your bright, smiling faces in service of our annual celebration of the season! We will be in person again at Central Lutheran Church and need many volunteers to assist by handing out programs, helping at the will call desk, collecting seating envelopes, and greeting guests as they arrive for each service.

Services are Friday, December 1 @ 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 2 @ 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 2 @ 5:00 p.m. Shifts begin one hour prior, and conclude 15-minutes after each service begins. Stick around to attend the service after you’re done.

We’re counting down the days so please sign up soon!

Visit for more details, and please send questions via email to Thank you and we hope to see you there!


Event Announcements

Poster Presentation on Thursday 11/30 at Noon: Annual Clinical PsyD Student Research Review

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Join the Clinical Psychology PsyD program in the Augsburg Room (in the upper level of
Christensen Center) on Thursday, November 30th from 12:00-1:00pm, where our upper-level graduate students will discuss their Clinical Research Project Proposals. This annual event serves as a great opportunity to get to know our program, and to explore our students’ exciting research trajectories.

Light refreshments will be provided!

Annual Augsburg Anti-Racism Training

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It is time to register for the Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training. This year the training will be led by Dr. Abdul M. Omari, founder and principal of AMO Enterprise. The training, entitled Understanding and Using Cultural Intelligence, will allow participants to revisit the previous annual anti-racism trainings and introduce connections to Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to practically fight oppression and its many tenets in a university setting. CQ will be used to help participants better connect with themselves and others while examining oppressive behaviors, assumptions, and mindsets.

All Augsburg employees must register for and attend one of the three sessions listed below:

Thu, Dec 7, 2023
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

Wed, Mar 27, 2024
Via Zoom
3:00-6:00 p.m. (3 Hours)

Thu, May 9, 2024
Via Zoom
8:30-11:30 a.m. (3 Hours)


Annual Augsburg Anti-Racism Training Website

QIPOC HoliGay Extragaganza—Win up to $75

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QIPOC is hosting a holiday party this friday from 6-8PM in the student lounge! This is in collaboration with QPA and KAUG. There will be sugar cookie decoration, KAUG bringing in music and vibes, karaoke, and an Ugly Sweater competition! Those who choose to enter the competition will have a chance to win up to $75 in visa gift card prizes. Runner ups will get $35 and $50 in gift card prizes. RSVP, invite friends, have fun and celebrate the end of the semester.
If you come to our event, be sure to also support ISO’s cultural night, which is happening right after our event!

Hope to see you all there!!

RSVP here!

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party, Dec. 14

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Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 3–5 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

You are invited to attend the annual faculty and staff holiday party! Celebrate the completion of a successful semester and the holiday season with colleagues on campus. Light food and beverages will be provided.

If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email

To support our community, please consider bringing nonperishable food or hygiene product donations for Campus Cupboard. A list of preferred/needed items is linked below.

Preferred/needed items for Campus Cupboard

Want to Volunteer Before the Semester Ends? Get Hours in at MNUDL’s Championship Tournament

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro.

Do you want an opportunity to complete service hours before the semester ends? We still have one opportunity. On December 8th and 9th, we will hold our championship tournament for the high school national topic season. The December 8th half of the tournament is virtual, and the December 9th half is in-person at Washington Technology Magnet School.

Judges watch students debate, listen to their arguments, choose a winner, and provide constructive feedback to the students so they can improve.

No debate experience? No problem. We will train you, and those without experience will be assigned to judge novice debates.

Sign up here:

Mental Health Matters Hosts Guest Speaker – 11/30

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Join the Mental Health Matters student organization this Thursday, 11/30, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Marshall Room to hear from a special guest speaker! Monica L. Yeadon (MSW, CPS, & LGSW) will be discussing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, her mental health journey, self-care strategies, and a group mindfulness practice. We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Auggie Life!

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 10:30 – Noon

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

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! Programs range in length from 1 week to a semester, there are international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses are available 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

Thursday’s Interfaith and Activism Panel – Moved to Zoom

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Join Interfaith at Augsburg for an interactive panel discussion on interfaith and activism. Panelists include Beth Gendler, Executive Director, Jewish Community Action <>; Phil Romine, Director, Opportunity Saint Paul, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul <>, and Augsburg’s own Jenean Gilmer, Program Manager, Community-Engaged Learning, Sabo Center for Democracy <>

Students, faculty, staff and public are welcome to attend.

The panel discussion will take place on Zoom.

Please email Michon at for zoom link.

Virtual Workshop with Najeeba Syeed on 12/7/23

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Navigating Spiritual, Religious and Worldview Diversity in the Workplace with Najeeba Syeed. December 7, 11am-2pm. Please join us for the last Forum 365 Professional Development Lab of 2023. The format is a a virtual presentation with interactive breakout sessions in a safe environment. Just in time for the holidays — learn how to engage in nuanced and productive conversation around increasingly complex topics. Anyone with an Augsburg email may attend free – please use promo code IFPDL23 at checkout.

Forum 365 Info/Registration

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PA Program Holiday Coffee Fundraiser

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Help the Augsburg PA Program raise money for student society and for donations to Face to Face, a local youth organization, and grab a great gift for yourself or someone else!

We have partnered with Mill City Roasters to sell 12 oz bags of light & medium roast coffee!

1 bag for $20
2+ bags for $15 each

Bags can be bought from Now through December 4th using our form and either picked up or locally dropped off after Dec 13th:

PA Coffee Flyer