Friday, April 29, 2016
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Teaching and Learning

May 4 Program for Faculty Who Teach Graduate Courses

The Grad Council has been discussing ways to engage the campus more generally in conversations around graduate teaching and program support. The current campus conversations around the university question have contributed to our discussion. In December, there was a joint meeting of the Grad Council and the GAAC to talk about common issues. At that meeting both groups expressed support for more activities that would bring all faculty members who teach graduate courses together for further work that advances our programs.

Toward that end, on May 4 there will be a graduate faculty workshop in the Marshall Room. The day will start about 9am and will go through lunch -- finishing about 1 p.m. There will be another email to follow that has more details regarding the topics and agenda, but for now, we are asking faculty from all graduate programs to mark their calendars and plan to join us that day.

Please contact Jolee Lilja, the MAL Program Coordinator if you can attend ( If you have questions, please contact your graduate program director.

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Faculty/Staff Seminar Trip to Germany - Apply Now

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Augsburg College faculty and staff are invited to apply for a seminar trip to Germany from May 8-19, 2017. The trip will be led by Dr. Russell Kleckley and Dr. Mark Tranvik of the Religion Department. We will visit Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, and end our trip in Prague. The focus will be on how vocation has been understood in the Lutheran tradition and how it still informs the life and work of the college today. All are don't have to be Lutheran to come!

Seminar participants will be asked to pay $500. For faculty, an additional $500 can be available from CTL funds. This will cover travel, room and most meals. Staff should speak with their supervisors about equivalent financial support from the College. This will cover travel, room and most meals.

Those interested should submit a brief statement describing their interest in the seminar and the anticipated benefits for both the individual and the College. About two paragraphs should be fine. This should be sent to Mark Tranvik ( or Russell Kleckley ( by no later than May 2. Profs. Tranvik and Kleckley will also take your questions or concerns.

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General Announcements

Renew Your FAFSA by May 1

May 1st is the deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year at Augsburg! Please be sure to complete your FAFSA at: All Day College students must submit their application by this date or risk losing some of the aid that may be available to you.

Questions? Stop by the Enrollment Center and speak with any of our Student Financial Services Counselors or call us at 612-330-1046.

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Event Announcements

Hagfors Center Groundbreaking TODAY

You're invited to join the groundbreaking ceremony for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion TODAY at 4 p.m. The celebration will be a way to close the academic year and commemorate the launch of this transformational project.

Among the distinguished guests at the ceremony will be Norm and Vangie Hagfors, whose generosity helped make the new signature academic building a reality, and Regent Emeritus Mike Good '71, who chaired the CSBR campaign to its successful conclusion. Following the groundbreaking, all are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Service in Hoversten Chapel at 5 p.m.

Event Details:
Friday, April 29, 4 p.m.
The ceremony will be held at site of the Hagfors Center: 21st Avenue South and 7th Street South
Reception to follow.

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Your Input Needed: 500 Ideas to Improve Diversity

As we continue to work to improve the campus culture and ensure our students, staff, and faculty have experiences that align with our mission around diversity and inclusion, I would like to hear from you. Working with campus leaders, we have set a goal of collecting 500 ideas before the May 9 All-Hands Planning Summit. We've been soliciting ideas from students over the past two weeks and are halfway to our goal. Now it's your turn: Please help by submitting your ideas through this online form: .

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggies Are Going to Professional Health Schools

Augsburg seniors and recent alums have been accepted to many health programs throughout the country this year. Congratulations to these individuals and to the faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their academic careers. Auggies will be attending the following programs next year:

Medical School
D.O. at Des Moines University
M.D. at American University of Antigua
M.D. at Georgetown University
M.D. at Harvard University
M.D. at Oregon Health & Science University
M.D. at Rush Medical College
M.D. at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (3 alumni)

D.N.P. at Augsburg College (9 alumni)

Physician Assistant Studies
M.S. at Augsburg College
M.S. at Bethel University
M.S. at Campbell University
M.S. at St. Catherine University
M.S. at University of California, Davis

Pharmacy School
Pharm.D. at University of Minnesota, Duluth

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See Where Auggies are Going to Grad School

Augsburg seniors and recent alums have been accepted to many graduate programs throughout the country this year and represent a wide range of fields. Congratulations to these individuals and to the faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their academic careers. Auggies will be attending the following programs next year:

Master's Degrees
MA in Musicology at University of Minnesota
MA in Integrated Health and Well-Being at University of Minnesota
MA in Sports & Exercise Psychology at Ball State University
MA in Exercise Physiology at Minnesota State University
MA in Addiction Counseling at Hazelden Betty Ford
MA in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary's University
MA in Psychology at University of Helsinki
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University
MA in Special Education at University of North Dakota
MS in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota
MS in Environmental Health at U of M School of Public Health
MS in Microbiology at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
MS in Mechanical Engineering at University of Minnesota (2 students)
MS in Patent Law at University of Minnesota
MBS in Biological Science at University of Minnesota
MLA in Landscape Architecture at University of Minnesota
MSW in Social Work at Augsburg College (4 students)
MSW in Social Work at Minnesota State University
MDiv in Divinity at Lutheran School of Theology
MFA in Screenwriting at University of California-Riverside
MFA in Creative Writing at Augsburg College
MPP in Public Policy at Tufts University
MIA/MPA in International Relations and Public Administration at Columbia University
MDP in Development Practice at U of M Humphrey Institute

Doctoral Degrees
PhD in Sociology at University of Minnesota
PhD in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University
PhD in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University
PhD in Astro Physics at UCLA
PhD in Chemistry at Colorado State University
PhD in Chemistry at Iowa State University
PhD in Physics at University of Iowa
PhD in Physics at University of Minnesota
PhD in Chemical Engineering and Material Science at University of Minnesota
DMA in Music at University of Arizona

Please email if you know of others who will be attending graduate school in the fall that can be added to this list.

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Auggies Accepted to Conduct Off-Campus Research

Augsburg students will be conducting research at institutions throughout the country this summer. Below are the locations and fields in which students will be researching:

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center - Biology
Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station - Biology
Baylor Medical School - Biology
Minnesota Lupus Foundation at U of M - Biology
Minnesota Lupus Foundation at Mayo Clinic - Biology
Johns Hopkins University - Biology
University of Minnesota - Biology
The Mayo Clinic - Bioethics
University of California-San Diego - Chemistry
University of California-Irvine - Chemistry
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Chemistry
University of Minnesota - Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University - Physics

Please email if you know of any other students who will be researching off-campus this summer.

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