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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

General Announcements

Advent Vespers Devotionals

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Augsburg University held the 44th Annual Advent Vespers services this past weekend at the beautiful Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis.The theme for this year was “Oh What a Beautiful City,” calling to mind Bethlehem: The City of David; Minneapolis: The City of Water; and Paradise: The City of God. As part of Advent Vespers, we are offering a digital daily devotion throughout Advent tying to our Vespers theme using scripture texts and hymn stanzas with reflections by members of the Augsburg community. The digital version is available online.

Advent Vespers Devotional

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

Survey Link

Seeking First Year Students for Travelers EDGE

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Now accepting applications: Dec 1, 2023 – Jan 11, 2024.

What’s the program?
Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment) increases access to higher education and provides students with opportunities to excel.

What are the benefits?
– Financial support (up to $14,000/year)
– Professional development
– Internship opportunities
– Mentorship
– Academic support
– Peer-to-peer support

Who are we looking for?
– Current Augsburg first-year student or high school senior planning to enroll at Augsburg in 2024-2025
– Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
– Planning to study one of the accepted major

What are the accepted majors?
– Accounting
– Business Administration/Management
– Communications
– Computer Science
– Economics
– Finance
– International Business
– Mathematics
– Management Information Systems
– Marketing

Interested in learning more? Attend the informational session on Mon Dec 18th from 3:00-3:45pm.

Register on Handshake for the zoom link:

Visit our website for more information:

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ma Xiong-Nguyen at

Spring Semester Bookstore Deadline

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The deadline to charge online bookstore purchases to your student account is Tuesday, January 23rd. Bookstore purchases can be charged to your student account in-person until Friday, January 26th.

Students are able to charge up to $750 per semester to their student account to allow you to easily utilize excess financial aid to pay for textbooks and supplies. Any balance not covered by financial aid is your responsibility. Be sure to view your monthly billing statements to know what your balance owed is.

Additional information is available on the SFS webpage.

Camp Nenookaasi Neighbors Winter Needs – Help Out If You Can

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Our neighbors at Camp Nenookaasi are bracing for winter and are already dealing with some cold days and even colder nights. Residents at camp have the following supply needs to help them prepare and stay safe as we head into December. I wanted to pass these along in hopes that folks in this group may be able to help or to spread the word!

Emergen C
Fruit Snacks
Pop Tarts
Menstrual hygiene products
Hygiene kits
Sleeping bags
Hand warmers
Safer sex kits
Drawstring packs
batteries – AA and AAA
First aid supplies

Bring Contributions to camp at 13th Ave S & 23rd St

Want to help but can’t drop off materials?
Venmo @nenookaasi-camp
Cashapp $nenookaasi

Camp Nenookaasi is a community based healing camp rooted in native practices & inclusive of all unsheltered relatives. For more ways to get involved, visit


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!

New Staff Positions This Week (5)

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

12/01/2023: Program Manager, PsyD Program
11/30/2023: Event Planner, Operations
11/30/2023: Assistant Director of Financial Aid
11/27/2023: Staff Accountant
11/27/2023: Defensive Coordinator, Football

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Event Announcements

Greenhouse First Thursday [12/07]

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The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

The next First Thursday is this week, December 7, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

“Best Summer Ever” Film Screening Dec 8: An Original Musical with Noteworthy Inclusive Casting

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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!

Posadas Event – Wednesday, December 6

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Wednesday, December 6th
From 4:30pm-6:00pm
Located in the East Commons
Join ALAS and learn more about the traditional Christmas festival celebration called Posadas where we celebrate the story of Virgin Mary. This event will bring community, family, singing, traditional food and knowledge on faith together.

Auggie Life Link

TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on Augsburg150 Key Strategies

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All faculty and staff are invited to the December Focused Conversation tomorrow. President Paul Pribbenow will provide updates to key result areas under the Augsburg150 sesquicentennial strategic plan.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

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

“Hall-iday” Party — First Floor Memorial — Friday, December 8, 3-5 p.m.

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Join the first-floor Memorial crew in our holiday party! We’re reviving the pre-Covid tradition of filling our narrow little hallway with music, food, and good cheer. Pizza and beverages will be served in Memorial 111. Bring whatever you want to share. Students, staff, faculty from across campus are all most welcome. Festive clothing and activities encouraged!

Friday, December 8
3-5 pm
Memorial 111

Navigating Spiritual, Religious and Worldview Diversity in the Workplace – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Just in time for the holidays — learn how to engage in nuanced and productive conversation around increasingly complex topics. Please join Najeeba Syeed for the last Forum 365 Professional Development Lab of 2023 (virtual event – presentation with breakout discussion groups.) Anyone with an Augsburg email may attend free – please use promo code IFPDL23 at checkout.

Register Here

All-Staff Happy Hour on Thursday, December 7 from 3-6 p.m.

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Please join your staff senators and colleagues for happy hour on Thursday, December 7th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Town Hall Brewery. Draft beer is $2.00 off per pint and there are eats for a variety of dietary restrictions. They also have a full bar with spirits, wine and ciders, as well as n/a beer and a lovely house-made root beer. Visit their website for more information:

Please fill out this form if you would like to attend:

The form will be open until Friday, December 1st. We will send you a Google Calendar invitation with details. Please email with any questions.

MPLS Afrobeats Dance Party – Anniversary Edition: Saturday, December 9, at 8:00 pm.

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The Cedar & Tamu Events Presents MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATSDANCE PARTY! The ANNIVERSARY EDITION! We started this incredible variety dance party in December 2022 and we are celebrating our one year anniversary! Considered the best afrobeats dance party in the city, featuring the contemporary African sound taking over the world. This season’s edition features: local djs, SALIF KEITA of KFAI FM and KING SWANK + performances by beloved host, FANAKA NATION and special guests TBA!

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Doors: 7:00 PM
Event Start: 8:00 PM
Event End: 11:00 PM

The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55454

All Ages, $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show–students always receive $10 rush tickets day of show.

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access Page.

General Admission tickets are available online:

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