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CUMU 2024 Conference Is in Minneapolis – Submit a Proposal

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The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference will be held in Minneapolis in October. Augsburg is a sponsor for this event and active participant in the network. Check out their website for further information:

Our vision for urban higher education is not bounded by our campus borders. Our actions today reach beyond yesterday’s accomplishments and toward tomorrow’s possibilities. We are vital members of our local, regional, and global communities. We expand affordable access for students to participate in postsecondary education and the workforce. We reach above and beyond to create opportunities for engaged citizenship. We explore across disciplinary boundaries to ask and answer our most pressing questions. And we build bridges that span real and perceived boundaries to enhance the well-being of our students, communities, and regions.

We welcome your proposal for a conference session that highlights ongoing or completed work that yields data-informed insights for other institutions to learn from and build upon. Conceptual or theoretical proposals that lead to genuinely new understandings or avenues of work, as well as critical perspectives with the potential to shape the field, are considered. We will consider submissions within the following intersecting tracks that illuminate how our campuses and partnerships are redefining what is possible when we reach beyond boundaries: Anchor strategies, Belonging, equity, and justice, Democracy, Impact, K-16 partnerships, Social and economic mobility.

Submissions due: April 3
Notifications sent: mid-May
Presenter acceptances due: May 24
Program announced: June 6
Conference: October 20–23

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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!

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

03/11/2024: Academic Advisor, TRIO/Student Support Services
03/11/2024: Assistant Football Coach
03/08/2024: Bonner LEAD Fellows Program Manager

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New Staff Position: Academic Advisor, TRIO/Student Support Services

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Summary of Position

Provide comprehensive advising, financial literacy and academic support services to Augsburg University students who participate in the TRIO/SSS program; assist TRIO/SSS participants in their persistence, academic performance, and timely graduation from the University; enhance existing and develop new programming designed to improve the academic counseling experience for participants in TRIO/SSS; collaborate with on-and off-campus departments to provide complementary student services.

Primary Responsibilities

– Academic Advising and course selection: Advise and monitor students regarding course selection and planning, major and graduation requirements, 4-year planning, graduation advising.
– Financial Aid Counseling and financial literacy advising: Advise students regarding financial aid award and renewal, and about federal, state, institutional, and other sources of financial aid. Instruct on personal budget planning, student account management and other financial literacy topics, monitor and advise on scholarship applications and completion of requirements.
– Academic Counseling: Coach students in academic skills and time management techniques through weekly meetings during students’ first term in SSS; monitor academic progress, respond to academic feedback reports and alerts from instructors; provide specialized probation advising and specialized advising for program participants admitted to the University conditionally; assist students in setting and achieving academic goals.
– Personal and Career Counseling: Instruct students in life and career skills, assist with major decision making strategies, intervene in minor crises and screen for appropriate referrals, counsel on variety of issues including family issues, college transition adjustment, college completion, personal development. Guide students to appropriate self-advocacy personally and academically.
– Advocacy: Advocate on behalf of students with faculty and staff, coach students to self-advocate.
– Summer Bridge: Design and lead supplemental instruction sessions for Summer Bridge course July-August. Assist in planning and day-to-day operations of 5-week academic residential program. Design and lead several program activities. Direct service to and implementation of advising programming for students participating in voluntary academic support program in order to meet eligibility and administrative requirements of the federal grant.

Additional Responsibilities

– Specialized workshops and cultural activities: Design, present, and evaluate 6-8 student academic support workshops per year, often in collaboration with on- and off-campus community partners; plan and accompany student participants on cultural, academic, and leadership activity events 2-4 times per year.
– Project planning and maintenance: Maintain program website, social networking sites and/or program newsletter to support necessary advertisement and communication of program activities. Plan, prepare, and implement retention initiatives to meet TRIO/SSS mission and objectives. Maintain partnerships with workshop co-sponsors, create new programming as needed
– Collaborative and ongoing training activities: Participate in at least one college committee, cross-departmental training, or discussion group per academic year; consult, collaborate and advise on programming and student issues with campus departments (faculty, Student Financial Services, Admissions, Disability Services, Counseling, Career Services, Multicultural Student Services, etc.)
– Professional development activities, program assessment, case notes on database and in student files, other documentation for federal grant support.
– All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

– Typical work environment is an office.
– Sedentary work for long periods of time.
– Regular computer and phone use.
– Regular communication with others. Infrequent driving in the metro area for cultural activities, training, workshops, and special projects; must have reliable transportation.
– Occasional travel outside of metro area for professional development.
– Occasional long or irregular hours related to weekend and evening hours to accommodate Summer Bridge students, Adult Undergraduate students, to present workshops, and to participate in cultural activities and professional development activities.
– Intense work environment: student issues can reach crisis and feel overwhelming; it is important that the advisor maintains perspective and professional boundaries.

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Event Announcements

Need Help with Your 2024-25 FAFSA? Come to the FAFSA Lab TONIGHT

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During these hour long help sessions, financial aid counselors will walk you through the process step-by-step. We’ll have computers for you to use on campus, if you like. Register by clicking the green spots on the Admissions calendar.

We will be located in Hagfors 373 Computer lab
Wednesday, March 13, 4-5: PM

Dreaming Our Futures at UMN Closes March 16

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Head across the street for, Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art
On view January 16 – March 16, 2024
Gallery Hours: Tuesday — Saturday, 11am – 5pm

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers marks the opening of the George Morrison Center for Indigenous Arts and features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists, including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, Awanigiizhik Bruce, Andrea Carlson, Avis Charley, Fern Cloud, Michelle Defoe, Jim Denomie, Patrick DesJarlait, Sam English, Carl Gawboy, Joe Geshick, Sylvia Houle, Oscar Howe, Waŋblí Mayášleča (Francis J. Yellow, Jr.), George Morrison, Steven Premo, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Cole Redhorse Taylor, Roy Thomas, Jonathan Thunder, Thomasina TopBear, Moira Villiard, Kathleen Wall, Star WallowingBull, Dyani White Hawk, Bobby Dues Wilson, Leah H. Yellowbird, and Holly Young.

Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, with Christopher Pexa, Associate Professor of English, Harvard University.

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Rally & March to End Evictions – TODAY at 5 p.m.

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Join Camp Nenookaasi and the East Phillips Neighborhood at the Government Plaza THIS WEDNESDAY, March 13th at 5 pm. Evicting unhoused encampments is inhumane, expensive, and NOT a solution to homelessness.

Camp Nenookaasi is marching on City Hall before its court case on 3/14. Come hear from past and current residents as well as organizers from across various movements to speak out against the city’s cruel, colonial non-solution of encampment eviction.

You can take the Blue or Green Line directly to the Government Plaza Light Rail Station. The rally takes place on the plaza and the march will leave from that location.

Contact Jenean Gilmer at with any questions or go to

Learn more about Camp Nenookaasi at

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