Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Lot Designations for 2017-2018

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Reminder of parking lot designations:

Listed are the permit types and the corresponding lot designations for each type. Please note that the designations are current for the academic year 2017-2018. If you do not see a lot designation for your permit type, you do not have authorization to park in that lot. For questions, please email

If you have a COMMUTER permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lots: B, C, K, L
If you have a RESIDENT permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lots: B, L
If you have a FAC/STAFF permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lots: D, L
If you have a CARPOOL permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: A
If you have a WEC/GRAD permit your authorized lots are as follows:
M-F BEFORE 4:30pm: Lot L
M-F AFTER 4:30pm: Lots B, C, K, L
Saturday and Sunday ALL DAY: Lots B, C, K, L
If you have a REMOTE permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: M
If you have an OGC UNDERGROUND permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: OGC underground garage in your designated space.
If you have a LUTHER UNDERGROUND permit your authorized lots are as follows:
Lot: Luther underground garage in your designated space.

Teaching and Learning

Study in Mexico on Spring Break

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Spend your spring break in Mexico and earn 4 credits!!!

On the spring break program, Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico, you will meet with and learn about various Indigenous people’s approaches to social activism, learn about Indigenous cosmology and spirituality, Indigenous sovereignty or autonomy, and Indigenous cooperative/businesses and educational systems.

You can choose one 4-credit course to take on this program:
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

APPLICATIONS are DUE NOVEMBER 1. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library

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If you haven’t already visited the Writing Lab, it’s probably time to do so! Writing Lab tutors await all students, grad and undergrad, and their written work – essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing. The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

Mondays – 11:10–1:40 p.m., and 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays –11:10–1:40 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m., and 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays – 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5–8 p.m.

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

The Future of the General Education Curriculum

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Have an opinion about the future of the General Education curriculum? Please take the General Education Redesign survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and closes at 5:00 pm on October 4th. See Provost’s Kaivola’s email message for more information. Share your thoughts on the next Augsburg undergraduate curriculum!

General Education Curriculum Redesign Survey

General Announcements

Judge Debate for Minnesota Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for 6 high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at tournaments!

The core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

October 6-7th: U of M (East Bank)
October 14th: Season Opener (St. Paul)
October 27th-28th: Rosebowl (Roseville)
November 10th-11th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at or call (612)-330-1730.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League

Curious About Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

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Have you thought about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Attend one of our daily drop-in Info Sessions to hear about the basics and how you can get started. We cover howo choose a program, study abroad finances, academic credit, and more.

Come to the Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, for a 20-minute Info Session:
Mondays at 10:40 am
Tuesdays at 2:15 pm
Wednesdays at 10:40 am
Thursdays at 3:40 pm
Fridays at 1:45 pm

Check here for more info about Study Abroad/Away

Study Abroad in Spring Semester – Apply by October 15

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Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

Study in UK on Winter Break – Apps due SATURDAY

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Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!

The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!

The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

October is Cyber Security Month – New Tool Being Added to Google Drive

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October is Cyber Security Month. Come to an information session to hear briefly what the current cyber threats are, learn some tips that apply at work or home, share your experiences and strategies.

Also this winter IT is adding new tool to Google Drive to protect regulated data. What is regulated data? Come and find out! Adding this tools means we will not dissuade you from keeping FERPA data in Google Drive in 2018. We want to you to be able to fully use Google Drive in your work.

There will also be online self-paced information security training coming for faculty and staff as part of our work on information security. Come and find out more!

We have several sessions scheduled in Lindell 202
Thursday October 5, 3 – 4 PM
Tuesday October 10, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Monday October 16, 12 noon – 1 PM
Thursday October 26, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Information Security Program

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations Start Next Tuesday

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The first 2017-18 Focused Conversation is scheduled next week — Tuesday and Wednesday — with Heather Riddle, vice president for Institutional Advancement. Heather will talk about how endowments work and how Augsburg is building a case for an endowment campaign.

Each Focused Conversation is offered twice; the first session of each topic also will be available via remote access.

Find dates, times, locations, and topics by clicking the link below. To add a session to your calendar, click on the event listed on the All Hands page or in the Inside Augsburg calendar.

See the full 2017-18 Focused Conversations schedule

TIAA Retirement Planning Seminar On Campus

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

Join us to understand the benefit of time, recognize essential features of retirement investments, and learn how to create or modify your retirement plan. This session is informative to all ages, where ever you might be in the planning stages of your retirement.

When: October 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch, bring a colleague, and take some time to grow toward your financial wellness in retirement!

For questions, contact Nicole at

CWC Health Fair TODAY

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Please join staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling at our annual CWC Health Fair TODAY 9/27/17 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Over 30 community partners will be in the Quad to share information and resources about health and mental health issues. There will be free chair massages, food, dogs and more. Please stop by the Quad – the weather will be sunny and beautiful!!

MBC Fall Blood Drive – Monday 10/2

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Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for our annual fall blood drive on Monday, October 2, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the East Commons in Christensen Center. Please help save lives and consider donating blood. With all of the current needs around the country your donation is much needed. You can signup online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and we can find a time. Also all donors will receive 2 tickets to Crayola Experience at the Mall of America! Breaking news – Augsburg University was recognized for being the Memorial Blood Center College Partner of the Year so let’s continue to support a great organization that recognizes the contributions of blood donations Auggies make to help save lives!

Interfaith @ Cedar Commons: Lost In Translation

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This Thursday, Sept 28th 6:30-8:30pm

Religious language can carry heavy meaning. Some words hold sweet memories or deep significance for us, while other words might be associated with painful experiences, exclusion or just feel flat and dead.

Sometimes the language of our own cultural context does not translate clearly to people outside of our tradition. Even those within a religious tradition often don’t have access to the languages in which sacred texts were originally written. How much meaning is lost in translation?

Join us for a meal and an evening of discussion around the language of faith and all the complexity of communicating about deeply held values and beliefs.

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

Hosted by: Interfaith @ Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

(Cedar Commons, part of Augsburg, is at 2001 Riverside Ave. S – below Trinity’s offices)

Cedar Commons Facebook

AM Vinyasa Express 9:30-10:15

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This Wednesday, the All Hands meeting is where our Augsburg community unifies and sets intentions to better ourselves and in turn, our neighbors. Teamwork thrives when individuals advocate for themselves, but keep the best interest of the community at the core of our intentions.
Clear your mind and take stock from 9:30 until the beginning of Chapel/All-Hands in the wrestling room in the Kennedy Center.

“Take Care” Theater Workshop Showing

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Take Care is a funny workshop showing in the Studio in Foss Center, Augsburg University.
8 p.m., Wednesday, 27 Sept.

Join an investigation of curious packages found on campus.

Created and performed by: Alex Benson, Ivy Benson, Halle Chambers, Kat Graham, Emma Gustafson, Ash Kaun, Madeleine Rowe, Chloe Tarnowski, and Sunny Thao

Creation led by: Janaki Ranpura

Tree Blessing Thursday in Morning Chapel

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At 11:30 am on Thursday, meet outside Foss Center to walk together to the new burr oak tree on the west side of the new Hagfors Center for a tree blessing ceremony. The tree is along 20th Avenue (between 6th and 8th Street). Please join us at the site if you miss our group.

Friday, September 29 at 10:40am: Join us at 10:40 a.m. as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures. Bring your pet (or picture of your pet) to chapel for this special worship service in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

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