Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Women’s Locker Room Lockers

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If you are currently using a locker in the women’s locker room that was not set up by Ashley Holmes, you need to email the following:
1) Your name
2) What locker # you are using
3) If you are a student, faculty or staff member

If this is not done by February 22, 2017, your lock and contents of your locker will be removed and stored for you to pick up.

Teaching and Learning

Free Trip to D.C. Holocaust Musuem

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The Jewish Community Relations Council and Tolerance Minnesota are sponsoring a free one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Tour the permanent exhibit and special featured exhibits. Meet with a Museum education representative. Augsburg students who are selected to participate will receive a full scholarship (flight cost, meals, entrance fee) for participation.

Must be U.S. Citizen
Must be a registered, full-time Augsburg student, with at least one year left on campus
Must be a sophomore or above
Must have a 3.0 GPA or above

Applications are due by FEBRUARY 28th.

Additional information and the application can be found at:

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton — Register by March 1st

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 12th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 1st.

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie (

General Announcements

Einstein’s Bros Bagel Hours & Update

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The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einstein’s without limitations. Grab and go deli sandwiches are also included in the meal replacement.

Nabo & Residential Meal Update & Hours

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Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, 9:36 a.m.-10:59 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m

After you scan your card feel free to visit the deli bar, salad bar, world flavors station, the hot items on the buffet line OR ask for a sandwich to go that is in our deli case. See the cashier if you wish to order gluten free pasta, vegan burgers, or soy milk.

If you should have any issues with your dining plan or experience feel free to contact Andrew Garner (Executive Chef) at 612-201-1405 or Josh Ahrens (General Manager) at 612-716-8519.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Last Call for Outstanding Staff Nominations

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Staff Senate has extended the deadline for nominations of Outstanding Staff. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, February 10, at 10 a.m. and may be from any current staff, faculty, or student at Augsburg College; self-nominations are not allowed.

The Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the College through their actions.

Five staff will be receive the Outstanding Staff Award and one will receive the Newcomer Award. These individuals will be recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Awards on Thursday, March 2, from 2–4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Learn more and submit your nominations on the Staff Senate website

Romantic Relationships Study ($10 Cash Compensation)

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My name is Anabel Chavez, and I’m a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at

Thank You!

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2017 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status Spring 2018 and available to conduct research Summer 2018. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health). STEM Sophomores may also be eligible during this recruitment period; please contact us if you’d like more info on this.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2018.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant at Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity- ACYTI Mentor

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Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor!

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

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM


MN Private College Job & Internship Fair – Prep Sessions

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MN Private College Job & Internship Fair – Prep Sessions
Are you registered for the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair? Are you still wondering if the fair is for you? You must pre-register for the fair which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd. To help you prepare the Strommen Career & Internship Center will be holding a number of prep sessions (you only need to attend one) on the following days:

Thursday, February 9th – 11:30- 11:50
Monday, February 13th – 10:40-11:00
Thursday, February 16th 11:30- 11:50

To register for the fair and to learn more go to

If you have questions, please call 612-330-1148

Prof. Wesley Ellenwood’s Film “No Blood Of Mine” Won Two Awards

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Prof. Wesley Ellenwood’s film “No Blood Of Mine” won two awards last Saturday night at the Saint Paul Frozen Film Festival. The first was for the “Best Festival Buzz Award”. The second was for the “Best Full Length Narrative Drama Award”. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College

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Students can now apply for the 2016-17 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2017, in the following areas:
-Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
-Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, February 24, 2017

NASA Scholarship Information

Augsburg Total Wellness: HSA Contributions and Prize Drawing Winners

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Thank you to everyone who participated in January’s biometric screenings. We had a great turnout–a 34% increase in participation from last year!

Participants were eligible for HSA contributions or entry into a prize drawing (if not on a HDHP). Those eligible for the HSA contributions will see that contribution made in the next payroll on 2/17/2017. Those eligible for prize drawings in this event were entered to win an HD Nook, an Augsburg blanket, or one of 3 notepads/pens. Congratulations to the winners listed below!

Dianne Detloff–HD Nook
Sarah Cash-Darvell–Blanket
Thenedra Roots–Notepad and pen
Kevin Cheatham–Notepad and pen
Amy Cram Helwick–Notepad and pen

Please pick up your prizes in HR by February 17th. Thank you, again, for your participation in this wellness event!

Tabling for Dakota Access Pipeline Updates and Actions

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Join us at 10-4 in Christensen to learn about what’s happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline and take action. Sign the banner to support Standing Rock and use social media to make your voice heard! Visit our Facebook page to learn more about how you can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort:

Event Announcements

Information Sessions: Augsburg College Name Change to Augsburg University

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Join leadership of the Marketing and Communication division at one of two remaining information sessions to learn about work being done to prepare the Augsburg College community for the potential change of the name of our institution to “Augsburg University.”

You’ll learn about:
–A flexible messaging platform that allows members of the community to address Augsburg’s anticipated name change in meaningful and authentic ways and that address our reality, reputation, and promise.

–A new logo, spirit mark, and seal being developed and reasons and insight into the changes.

–A rough timeline for communicating the change, should it be approved by the Augsburg Corporation, to important audiences including throughout campus, with alumni and donors.

–Work done to date to prepare for the potential name change, including the development of a database to track all the places we will need to change our name from monument and freeway signs to letterhead and legal documents, and from athletics equipment and uniforms to business cards and anything else you can think of!

–How you can help Marketing and Communication make sure we don’t miss anything.

Informational sessions will be held:
1. Thursday, February 9; 2:00pm—OGC 100
2. Wednesday, February 15; 11:00am—OGC 100

We know we won’t be able to answer every question you might have just yet, but knowing what you are thinking about will help us prepare for some of the individual department meetings and summer trainings we anticipate.

This potential change will impact our community in small and large ways, and we’re looking forward to sharing where we are now, how you can support and participate in this project, and our next steps.

Augsburg Total Wellness: TIAA On-Site Counseling

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Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, February 21 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

Wednesday, February 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, February 23 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Old Main, Room 201

For questions, please contact Nicole at

First 100 Days: Presidents’ Day

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As part of the First 100 Days events, English Prof Doug Green is organizing a multi-voice reading of Elizabeth Alexander’s “Praise Song for the Day” ( ), the poem Alexander composed for President Obama’s First Inauguration. But to do so we need voices–ideally people of as many different backgrounds as possible, because that is who “we” living in this country are.

Green is divvying up the stanzas to groups who want to read in unison. If you or faculty, staff, and/or students you know are interested, please contact him (MEM 223, x1187, He’ll assign you and your group a stanza. If you want to request one, that will work on a first-come, first-served basis for a while. This event will be impromptu in the sense that we’ve got one shot at it when we meet on the 20th. The 14th stanza and the additional final line all the participants and even willing auditors (there will be extra copies of the poem) are reading together.

We hope you’ll join us as participant and/or auditor. The reading will take place 12:15-12:30 pm on Monday, 20 Feb. (Presidents’ Day) in the OGC Atrium. People reading odd-numbered stanzas will do so from the balcony overlooking the Atrium and the even-numbered stanza readers will respond from the main floor. Readers have to project, but the acoustics are good: our voices will resonate–loudly, variously, messily, humanely!

Off Campus Studies Fair TOMORROW — Feb. 10

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Are you thinking about study abroad/away this summer or next year? Want to do an internship in Washington, D.C., or maybe an international internship? Come check out your options!

Off Campus Studies Fair
Christensen Center
Friday, Feb. 10.
10:30 to 2:30

Talk to program representatives, grab a snack, and enter to win awesome prizes such as travel gear and gift cards!

Get additional Fair details here!

LinkedIn Workshop – TODAY

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:30-4:30 – Presentation; 4:30-5:30 – Open Lab
SVE 205
Attend this hands-on, lab-based workshop to learn and apply techniques for using LinkedIn

Topics will include:
• Building an effective student profile and professional online presence
• Exploring career fields by connecting with alumni
• Researching companies and connecting with recruiters
• Networking and building connections in your field

Summer Job Paid Camp Fair

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Monday, February 13, 2017
4:30-6:30 pm; Christensen Center, Lobby
Free and open to all students. Looking for a paid summer job? Want to gain leadership skills? Enjoy working with youth? Stop by and meet with camp representatives that are interviewing on the spot for summer camp employees.
Camps include: Concordia Language Villages, Pathways, Voyagers Lutheran, Green Lake, Camp Amnicon, Red Willow, Luthercrest, Luther Park Bible, Luther Point, Okoboji, and Lutheran Lakeside.


Jump Start Your STEM Job Search

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Registration for the third annual Jump Start Your STEM Job Search event is now open.

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 8:15 AM – 2 PM
Location: Foss Center

Sponsored by Boston Scientific, Thomson Reuters, Proto Labs and Jamf Software, Jump Start is a professional development opportunity for STEM majors.

The event will include opportunities for feedback on your resume or LinkedIn profile, workshops on interviewing and job search tools, and networking with STEM professionals. Continental breakfast, Steve Wozniak’s Learn Different presentation and lunch are included.

Questions? Contact:

Link to Jump Start Registration

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Great Job For A College Student

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Are you looking for a fun, relaxed gig with flexibility???
Are you a motivated, reliable, honest, friendly person who loves to sell?!?

We are a locally owned clothing company in search of the best candidates to market and sell our expressive tees. We offer flexible scheduling, fair commission, and bonuses. This is a great gig for a student who has access to college campus. If you are self-motivated and would like some extra pay in your pocket this could be a good fit for you. You must have reliable transportation and be willing to work booth events in the local area as well. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward thinking brand. Contact us for details: