Friday, January 16, 2015
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Teaching and Learning

Who is Teaching Study Abroad this Summer?

Thinking about study abroad this summer, but wonder who you'd be traveling with? Well, check out these videos of the faculty leaders for the programs in Germany and Prague, telling you more about the programs, the classes, and what you'll be doing on site!

Marty Stortz and Stu Stoller give you the inside scoop on Prague:

Phil Adamo tells you a bit about medieval Germany:

Lars Christiansen discusses modern German cities:

Interested? Check out the program applications - due Jan 30!


Questions? Contact Andrea Dvorak at or stop by study abroad, in the lower level of Christiansen!

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Faculty-Do You Want to Improve Student Engagement?

Join CTL, e-learning specialist Bonnie Tensen, and the academic LFCs for a workshop that addresses common pedagogical issues through technology. This workshop will provide faculty with tools for increasing student preparedness for class, decreasing students' confusion about grading processes, and improving students' understanding of classroom policies. Faculty will also have the opportunity to discuss their own pedagogical needs and ask about available tools.

Thursday, January 22
3:40-4:40 p.m.
Room TBD

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General Announcements

Arthur's Residential Care Tabling Today

Are you looking for a part-time job as a Personal Care Attendant? Stop by today, (1/16) between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and visit with representatives from Arthur's Residential Care (ACR Homes) to learn more.

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Hiring Middle School Debate Judges

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is looking for volunteer or paid Middle School Debate Judges for the following dates:

20th Jan. - Central High School - 2:30-6pm
21st Jan. - Northeast Middle School - 3:30-7pm
22nd Jan. - Roosevelt High School - 4:15-8pm

Judges listen to debate rounds, determine winners, and most importantly give students feedback to help them improve. Judges DO NOT need previous experience with debate. The total time commitment includes a training and dinner. College students can volunteer or be paid.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Molly Hahne -

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Augsburg Experience: Study Off-Campus Abroad & USA

Satisfy your Augsburg Experience by studying off-campus either abroad or here in the USA. Augsburg Abroad/Center for Global Education and Experience has many for-credit options for study, research, internship, field studies and service-learning abroad and in the USA.

LOTS Scholarships available.


Short-term Summer in Germany or Prague: January 30
Click here for more information

Summer, Fall and Academic Year Off-campus: March 1
Click here for more information

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Mixed Blood Show this Saturday

55454 Series- New plays by, about, for and with Africans and Muslims in America

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street (3 blocks from Augsburg)

First play features actor Abdirizak Bihi!

Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World
Sat., Jan. 17
6:00 PM- OPENING NIGHT PARTY (Food & beverages will be served)
7:30 PM- Show & Post Show Discussion
*This show will have Spanish subtitles.

Sun., January 18, 2:00 pm
Mon., January 19, 7:30 pm

All 55454 plays are free of charge!

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is open from 10am-2pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Einstein's is open from 7:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

The Commons is open from 11:30am-1:00pm for Brunch and 5pm-7pm for Dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

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Food Service Hours

Friday 1/16/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm. The Special of the day is Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Einstein's is open from 7:30am-8:00pm with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Chicken Breast with Oriental Dressing Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Dill, Potato Gratin, and Broccoli with Walnuts and Parmesan. Vege is serving Horseradish Potatoes, Brown Rice with Lime & Cilantro, Carrots with Sesame Dressing, and Green Beans with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

There is Chicken Wild Rice Soup all day in The Commons Today!

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Complete Your Augsburg Exp. with an Internship

If you have an internship this spring and would like to use it to fulfill your Augsburg Experience graduation requirement, remember you must register your internship by January 26.

You have two options to register your internship:

- Option 1: Register for academic credit (2 or 4 credits), which also fulfills the Augsburg Experience. For details on the academic internship registration process visit:

- Option 2: Register for the non-credit internship option (AUG EX3) that fulfills the Augsburg Experience ONLY. For details on the non-credit internship registration process visit:

Both options require you to attend an internship orientation/registration session available on the following dates:

- Monday, January 19 at 10:45 a.m. (newly added)
- Tuesday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m.

If you have additional questions about registering your internship experience or if you are still looking for an internship opportunity, email us at or call 612-330-1148 to schedule an appointment.

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Event Announcements

Daily Chapel: "Look!"

Join us for worship in the chapel at 10:40am! Pastor Sonja Hagander, College Pastor and Director of Ministries, preaching, "Look."

Upcoming chapel schedule:
Monday, 1/19: No Chapel Service - MLK Convocation at 1pm
Tuesday, 1/20, 11:30am: Babette Chatman, Community Collaborative Partner at Redeemer Center for Life and Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching
Wednesday, 1/21, 10:40am: Dr. Paul Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College, preaching
Thursday, 1/22, 11:30am: Auggie Princeton Brown '15, senior chapel
Friday, 1/23, 10:40am: Lamar Bailey, Pastoral Intern at Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching
Friday Chapel is followed by C3: Christ, Community & Coffee in the atrium

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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MAL Celebration of Nicaragua, January 22

Augsburg's MA in Leadership Program invites the Augsburg community to join us in a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MA in Leadership course "Universal Responsibility and Leadership: A Nicaraguan Experience."

When: Thursday, January 22, 5:30 – 8 pm
Where: Augsburg's Foss Center
Cost: $20 per person (includes food, wine, and beer).
Proceeds benefit Nica HOPE, a nonprofit based in Managua that works with communities living around the Managua city dump to offer long-term solutions to entrenched poverty through education and practical skills training.

Enjoy Nicaraguan food, photos, stories, and music, and hear from special guest Juan Carlos Lopez, program coordinator for the Center for Global Education and Experience in Nicaragua. Diana Pierce, KARE 11 news anchor and 2014 Nicaragua program participant, will MC the event.

Registration is required. Please register by January 18 through the Alumni Relations site ( When you click on the registration form, it will ask for your graduation year, etc. Non-alumni can just skip that part and complete the registration form.

Questions? Please contact Patty Park at or 612-330-1150.

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You Don't Want to Miss January's Open Forum

The first Staff Senate's monthly Open Forum of 2015 will feature our Suite 2 departments:

Augsburg Abroad - Leah Spinosa de Vega, Director
International Student and Scholar Services - Kelly Parpovic, Sr. International Admissions Counselor
Multicultural Student Services - Mohamed Sallam, Director of Pan-Afrikan Student Services

Come to learn about the individual work their offices do, how their programs and services impact our students' college experience and support faculty, staff and the College in their work, and describe some of the areas of collaboration between them. See you on the 21st!

Wednesday, January 21
11:30 am – Noon.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Coffee and cookies sponsored by Latin@ Student Services

Held the third Wednesday of the month, the Open Forum Series provides opportunities for staff, faculty and students to learn about projects, collaborations and our shared work.

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Juan Carlos Lopez on Campus for Nicaragua Days

Juan Carlos Lopez, program coordinator at Augsburg College's campus in Nicaragua, will be in Minneapolis on January 21-22. Please read on for ways to connect with him:

Nicaragua Days Information Table in the Christensen Center lobby on January 21 from 10-12: Past travelers to Nicaragua and Central America will be available to talk about their experiences. Juan Carlos will also be available at the table for portions of this time block.

Meet and Greet (and Reunite!) with Juan Carlos on January 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Augsburg Abroad Suite in the Lower Level of Christensen. Light refreshments will be served at this casual gathering, which is an opportunity for students to discuss our Central America program options direct with the source! And ALL past program participants and faculty are welcome to stop by and reconnect with Juan Carlos!

Juan Carlos will also lecture and present in various classrooms on both January 21 and 22!

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Augsburg Total Wellness--Health Screening

Health screenings will be held on Tuesday-Thursday, January 27-29th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click on the link below to schedule an appointment now!!

Heath screening includes: Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, height and weight.
***This is a fasting test -- please do not eat for 12 hours before the screening. Drink water and take prescribed medications.

Incentive to participate: All faculty and staff who complete the health screening and health assessment questionnaire will be eligible to receive a $100.00 HSA contribution.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

ABO Chicago Visit

Congratulations to the 19 Auggies who spent the last five days of winter break participating in the annual Augsburg Business Organization (ABO) Chicago trip. This was the 11th year that students have traveled to Chicago, visited Augsburg alumni, and toured Chicago business institutions like the Federal Reserve, Chicago Board of Trade and the University of Chicago. Alumni presenters this year included Brett Batterson '80, ABO founder Rod Gonzalez '03, Ryan Rivard '06, Jason Shaver '95, and Joel Bue '91.

This year's participants included:

Tina Angkok
Dan Aubin
Dustin Buhr
Scott Clinton
Alessandro del Castillo
Martin Fife
Matthew Green
Preenon Huq
Gordon Kappers
Sheila Meh
Mariafe Brenner Martinez
Kyle McSherry
Carlee Nasifoglu
Solveig Ottoson
Lynette Rolf
Sara Siemers
Mohammad Sakr
Matt St Anthony
Andrew White
Marc Isaacson – ABO Faculty Advisor
Donna McClean – Institutional Advancement

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Congratulations to MBA Student, Sarah Ness

Augsburg-Rochester MBA student, Sarah Ness, was honored with Rochester Women Magazine's 2015 Overall Extraordinary Woman Award on January 11th. The award recognizes the outstanding work that women perform contributing excellence every day to the improvement of business and the community. Sarah is the Marketing Associate at Shorewood Senior Campus, Rochester, Minnesota and is in her first year in the Augsburg MBA Program.

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For Sale, Glass and Bamboo coffee table

Bamboo and glass table $25. The four posts on the corners are not attached and could be replace with different posts.
Contact me at

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Welcome Back from Abroad Off-campus Study in USA

Welcome back from fall semester abroad and off-campus study in USA!

Ibrahim Al-Hajiby Washington DC, USA
Connor Boyd United Kingdom
Choua Chang Norway
Connor Choban Mexico
Ilaura Curry Thailand
MitchellDavis Mexico
Lorreal Edwards Mexico
Olivia Ellis HECUA MPLS, USA
Fowsia Elmi United Arab Emirates
Lizzie Fontaine Spain
Gaby Gretz South Africa & Namibia
Smeret Hailom Turkey
Ayan Khayro Turkey
Laura Klempke United Kingdom
John Leyva Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
Nasri Mohamed Turkey
Damaris Montoya-Mendoza Spain
Sean Soukkala Mexico

Deadline to study off-campus--Abroad or USA this summer or fall is March 1st.

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