Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Teaching and Learning

Teaching Mini-Workshop - TODAY

Please join your colleagues for an important workshop addressing the creation of courses that are inclusive to all our students. The workshop will be led by Dr. Timothy Lensmire, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.

The workshop is framed by Kevin Kumashiro's work, in Troubling Education, on antioppressive education. We will examine four categories of antioppressive education in order to imagine how we might create more inclusive courses: education for the Other, education about the Other, education for critical consciousness and action, and education that disrupts traditional discourses. Participants will identify possibilities for change in their teaching and courses, as well as explore challenges to such change.

Wednesday, March 4th
12:30-1:30 p.m.
OGC 100

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Present Your Student Research at Zyzzogeton

Calling all student researchers: participate in Augsburg's annual Zyzzogeton poster fair on April 10th from 2-4 p.m. in the Oren Gateway Atrium! This event, sponsored by URGO, McNair, and STEM programs, is a chance to share the progress of your research with faculty, fellow students, family, and the community. Last year, over 75 students participated in Zyzzogeton.

ABSTRACTS ARE DUE MARCH 9 at the time of registration. To register, go to URGO's website ( and click on the orange box on the right hand side of the page.
*You do not have to have done research with URGO to participate.

URGO/McNair/STEM Programs will cover the cost of posters submitted by Thursday, March 26. If you need assistance designing or editing your poster, you are encouraged to make an appointment with our staff by emailing

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General Announcements

Fund for the Public Interest Tabling

The Fund for the Public Interest is a non-profit group started in 1982. Our mission is to build support for the nation's top progressive non-profit groups and help them win their campaigns. Over the last 30 years, we've helped over 40 organizations widen their base of support and we are currently partnering with Environment America, USPIRG, and the Human Rights Campaign. We tend to focus our work on the most critical environmental and social justice issues. And, over the years, our state and national summer campaigns have been extremely successful.

The Fund is currently hiring students who work hard, communicate well, and are looking to make a positive social change. We are holding information sessions and interviews on campus in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th. (9:00-4:00) If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please call 1-800-75-EARTH

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Deadlines Approaching for Studying Abroad

The study abroad deadline is approaching really fast!

March 15 (Extended) Fall semester, academic year and summer programs
September 30 Spring semester & winter break programs
October 30 Spring break programs
January 30 Short-term summer programs

Get Started!


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Senior Meals Expanding - We Need Your Help

Seward Tower East & West (Common Bond Communities) would like Campus Kitchen to expand our Thursday meal deliveries for seniors in order to better meet the nutritional needs of residents.

We have 20 new neighbors that are looking forward to receiving weekly meals... but our students on this shift can't add that many deliveries without being late to class. We need your help! Join us on Thursdays from 11:20-1:30!

Visit the website to sign up or contact Allyson to find out more.

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Apply to be a Youth Theology Institute Mentor

Attention current students:

We are looking for FIVE current students to serve as mentors for this summer's Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

If you enjoy engaging in thoughtful faith conversations, mentoring high school youth, and working in a team setting, please take a look at the "ACYTI Mentor" posting on the Human Resources website and apply soon. The position is listed on the Human Resources employment listings under "student positions."

Mentors should be available for some training in April and the entire week of June 13-19. Note: this is a paid internship. The Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute is a collaborative effort by the Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and the Religion Department.

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Food Service Hours

Wednesday 3/4/15

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Commons is open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Market Place is serving Grilled Quinoa Cakes, Braised Carrots with Thyme, Boiled Baby Reds with Basil, and Chicken Alla Orange. Vege is serving Brussel Sprouts with Spicy Sweet Mustard, Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins, Brown Rice with Lemon, and Broccoli with Garlic White Wine Sauce.

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Join Employers for "Mock" Interviews

Are you interested in practicing your interview skills? The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work has invited employers to campus to hold practice interviews with students on Wednesday, March 25th. Space is limited so register early! To learn more and register visit

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Food Service Specials

Wednesday 3/4/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is Spaghetti & Meat Sauce with a Breadstick.

There is a Smoothie Bar in The Commons at Breakfast and Lunch Today!

On March 26th we will be having an Iron Chef Competition in The Commons. Teams will be of two people, come up with your best recipe to compete against the Chef! The sign-up sheet is at the register in The Commons.

All Food Service Locations will be closing at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 13th. The Commons will be closed from March 14th through March 21st and will reopen for Dinner at 5:00pm March 22nd. Nabo will be closed from March 14th through March 22nd. Einstein's will be open on weekdays from March 14th through March 22nd from 7:30am-1:30pm with a limited menu.

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Event Announcements

We Are Hmong Minnesota Family Day and Exhibit

We Are Hmong Minnesota Family Day and Exhibit Opening
MN History Center

Be the first to see the exhibit at the free Family Day and Exhibit Opening on March 7! November 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration to Minnesota following the war in Southeast Asia. Today, the Twin Cities metro area is home to 66,000 Hmong, the largest urban Hmong population in the United States.

Developed in partnership with the Hmong community, this exhibit will commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the significant political, social and economic contributions the Hmong have made to Minnesota and the nation.

Experience the journey the Hmong took from Southeast Asia to their new homeland in Minnesota four decades ago at the opening of the new History Center exhibit "We Are Hmong Minnesota," on view March 7-Nov. 29. Celebrate the contributions of this vital and active community with music and dance performances, displays, fashion, games, demonstrations and multi-generational hands-on activities.

MN History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Museum Hours
Tues. 10 am-8 pm
Wed.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm
Sun. Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)


$11 adults
$9 seniors and college students w/ID
$9 active military w/ID
$6 children ages 6-17
Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
Free to visit the library


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BOOM - This Thursday

The Bakken oil fields have brought great wealth to North Dakota, but there is a dark side to the boom. Sexual exploitation and human trafficking are now part of the social landscape in rural North Dakota. Come view the 30 minute documentary, BOOM, followed by a discussion with representatives from iEmpathize (an international human rights organization dedicated to combating crimes against children).

Thursday, March 5
6 p.m. | Kennedy 303

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Physician Assistant Information Session

Physician Assistant Information Session
Thursday, March 5th
6-8 pm, Oren Gateway 100

Meet alumni who are current PA students in Minnesota programs and a graduating senior in the midst of deciding which school to attend. Topics will include picking schools, application timeline, the CASPA application system, personal statements, and helpful resources. This is a great opportunity to ask current PA students questions and to get their advice.

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Peace Corps Info Session - Today

Peace Corps Information Session
Wednesday, March 4th
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Get paid to live and make a difference overseas while building your resume through programs in business, health, education, agriculture, environment, and youth development. Peace Corps volunteers receive full support including a living stipend, housing, medical/dental care, vacation days, international travel, and more. Student loan deferment and/or cancellation is possible.

Learn more by attending the information session.

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Spring Wellness Lunch & Learn: Diabetes Awareness

We are pleased to announce a spring brown bag lunch and learn session on Diabetes Awareness and Prevention. Sarah Venturin, who is a registered dietician at Park Nicollet will be leading a presentation on this important health topic. Did you know that the CDC recently reported that as of 2012, 9.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes with an estimated annual cost of treatment in the U.S. of $245 billion? Please join your colleagues in this brown bag session to learn more about this health topic. This presentation will provide more information about what diabetes is, how it effects the body and Diabetes prevention.

What: Augsburg Total Wellness Spring Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Session
When: Wednesday, March 4th 12:15 - 1:15 PM
Where: East Commons, Christensen Center

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for several prizes.
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions about this event please contact HR!

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FAFSA Brown Bag Lunch for Staff and Faculty

Student Financial Services will host a brown bag lunch in the Marshall Room on Thursday, March 5 from 12:00 - 1:00. After a brief presentation, we will leave plenty of time for questions about the FAFSA, awarding timelines, and general financial aid or billing information.

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Drawn to the Word: Rev. Paul Oman

Hoversten Chapel: Wednesday, 3/11 - Friday, 3/13:

Join the Augsburg Community in this three-day worshipful event with guest preacher-painter, Rev. Paul Oman. Pastor Oman will, among our worship of music, prayer, spoken word, scripture, and song, paint a 9 foot by 6 foot portrayal of Jesus before our very eyes! Oman's Jesus painting will seek to reflect this time and place in our community's life together even as we celebrate the history that continues to shape our identity. In offering this "Drawn to the Word" experience, the Campus Ministry Office seeks to engage the community in conversation and reflection on race, radical hospitality, reformation, and faith. 

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"Feast" Art Exhibit and Lunch This Saturday

Join Campus Kitchen this Saturday, March 7 at 11am to check out "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art" at the Weisman Art Museum. We'll walk across the bridge together, feast our eyes and minds on the art, and then eat lunch afterwards. Email Allyson ( if you want to come!

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Daily Chapel: Promises, Promises

Join us for worship today at 10:40am: President Paul Pribbenow preaching, "Promises, Promises."

Upcoming Chapel Schedule:
Wednesday Night Communion @ 9:30pm: Holden Evening Prayer, Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching, student testimonial by Dave Fier
Thursday, 3/5: Yemi Melka '15 Senior Chapel
Friday, 3/6: Global Prayer

Monday, 3/9: Pastor Kelly Chatman, Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching
Tuesday, 3/10: Alexandra Smith and Tatiana Kindy, Augsburg Art History Students presenting, "Christ in Art"
Wednesday Night Communion @ 9:30pm: Global Village, Global Song, Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres preaching, student testimonial by Kaylie Johnson

Wednesday, 3/11 - Friday, 3/13: Drawn to the Word with Pastor Paul Oman.
Join the Augsburg Community in this three-day worshipful event with guest preacher-painter, Rev. Paul Oman. Pastor Oman will, among our worship of music, prayer, spoken word, scripture, and song, paint a 9 foot by 6 foot portrayal of Jesus before our very eyes! Oman's Jesus painting will seek to reflect this time and place in our community's life together even as we celebrate the history that continues to shape our identity. In offering this "Drawn to the Word" experience, the Campus Ministry Office seeks to engage the community in conversation and reflection on race, radical hospitality, reformation, and faith. 

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

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Vocation Lunch with Jeff Swenson

The Christensen Center for Vocation invites Augsburg faculty and staff to attend the fall Vocation Lunch on Wednesday, March 25 from 11:10am - 12:20pm to hear Auggie Athletic Director Jeff Swenson's vocational journey.

More information about the Vocation lunch and registration is available at

Since space is limited for the lunch, faculty and staff are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible.

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TODAY - Drop-ins for Undecided Students - 9-11 a.m.

Exploring majors or careers? Seeking support? Visit special drop-in hours for undecided students TODAY (Wednesday) from 9-11 a.m. in the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work (100 Christensen Center).

- Get support reflecting on your interests and goals
- Connect to people and resources to help you focus your exploration
- Learn how to research and compare options to make the best choice for you

For additional online resources and future drop-in hours dates visit:

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Farewell Party for Regina McGoff - TODAY

A casual send-off for Regina McGoff will be held in the lower level of Anderson (Suite 23) TODAY from 2:30-4 p.m. Stop by whenever you can during the open house farewell; a gift will be presented around 3:30 p.m.

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TOMORROW - Major/Career Exploration Workshop 4-5 p.m.

Feeling overwhelmed about your major or career exploration process? Interested in getting support focusing your exploration? Seeking help identifying concrete action steps you can take to move toward making a choice about your major or future goals?

Consider attending one of three Major/Career Exploration Workshops being held this month to help undecided and exploring students find your path:

Thursday, March 5 from 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 from 6-7 p.m.

All are free and all are held in the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work (100 Christensen Center). Questions? Contact Maggie Heier:

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Nominations Open for Augsburg Leadership Awards

Nominations are currently open for the 2014-15 Augsburg Leadership Awards! These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovative and outstanding leadership during the academic year.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the awards themselves, visit:

Questions can be directed to Michael Grewe at

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Exploring Majors? Walk-ins and Workshop This Week

Are you exploring majors? Two offerings this week may help:

**Walk-in hours on Wednesday morning**
Wednesday, March 4 from 9-11 a.m. in Career & Internship Services (100 Christensen)

Stop by for a quick 15-minute check in with a career coach. This is a great time to learn more about career assessments and get started exploring your major and/or career options. If you are undecided, please come to these special hours so you can meet with Maggie Heier specifically rather than attending our general Career Quick Stop hours.

**Major/Career Exploration Workshop on Thursday**
Thursday, March 5 from 4-5 p.m. in Career & Internship Services (100 Christensen)
This workshop will give you confidence in how to research and explore majors and careers and the support available to help students who are exploring options leading up to registration.

Other helpful Strommen Center resources for undecided students:

* Spring 2015 Major/Career Exploration Workshop dates:
* Career Exploration web page:
* Resources for your Major pages:
* Four-Year Career Planning Guide:

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Dr. Eric Buffalohead Featured in SAY Magazine

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Buffalohead from the American Indian Studies department!

Eric was profiled in SAY Magazine, which is the world's only lifestyle magazine for Native people. His profile, featured in this year's education guide, told his educational story and provided advice for young Native people trying to decide if they should continue their higher learning.

Eric's advice to young Native people: "Don't quit. Your education and what it brings to you as a person can never be taken away from you. You may have to rethink your area(s) of study and go in a different direction, but don't quit."

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Tranvik Presents On Challenging Sayings of Jesus

Mark Tranvik of the Christensen Center for Vocation and the Religion Department recently made three presentations on "The Challenging Sayings of Jesus: What Do They Mean For Us Today?" at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. The sessions focused on the verses "You must be perfect," "Turn the other cheek," and "Sell all you have and give it to the poor."

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