Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

No Postings

Teaching and Learning

Guest Lecturers and Events for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Convocation

submitted by

With regular classes not meeting on Friday, Sept. 15th, the Augsburg community will have the opportunity to hear from the following speakers, including the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Olav Njolstad, Ann Bancroft, Barbara Bush, Elijah Anderson, and many more.

9:00-10:45 Opening Plenary on The Power of Dialogue: a Conversation with Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet and Olav Njolstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. Moderated by PBS’s Fred de Sam Lazaro.

11:15-12:30 Breakout sessions:
Inter-Religious Inspirations for Peacemaking

The Role of Artists in the Promotion of Peace and Social Justice

Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights after the Arab Spring: Part I

Seeking Peace in the Wilderness

Healthcare and Peacebuilding in Africa Workshop for Practitioners and Delegates

Race and Space: Keynote by Elijah Anderson

Dialogue across the Red-Blue Divide: Reporting out on the One America Bus Tour and High-Level Dialogue

1:45 – 3:00 Breakout sessions:

Responding to Domestic and Regional Challenges after the Arab Spring

Practical Organizing and Mobilizing Tools for Peace Building

Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project

Thor Heyerdahl Lecture: Access Water – Inspirations and Visions

Nonviolence Responses to Extremist Violence

Healthcare and Peacebuilding in Africa: Charting a Path Forward

3:30 – 5:00 Closing Plenary on Peace by Design: What Will it Take to Bring Peace to Our Cities? with Elijah Anderson, Toni Carter, Tom Fisher, Kim Norton (moderated by Steve Kelley) with music by Cienanos.

Evening Activities:
Tree Planting Ceremony with Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Pastor Hagander, along with Native Spiritual Leaders, Sonja Hagander, other faith leaders and Interfaith Fellows

Theater Performance Silence is Health

Cienaños, Project TwentyThirty, local artists tbd
Co-sponsored Concert Event. All Ages event.

Cocktails at the Castle
Local musicians and student art exhibit. (21+ event. Separate ticket required from ASI)

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the projects or innovations and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to by Thursday, September 21st. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Science 152.

Last Chance for Song Class

submitted by

All students with an interest in SONGS are welcome to register for Voice Repertoire (MUS 435). The course meets T/Th 9:40-10:40 in Music 23. Emphasis on Art Song settings of poetry (includes German, French, Italian, Scandinavian languages, etc.) Features material from the Great American Song Book, and evolution of Folk Songs. Contact Sonja Thompson at

General Announcements

Join the Orchestra

submitted by

The Augsburg Orchestra welcomes all students, staff, faculty, and community members with previous experience playing string instruments. We had a wonderful first meeting last night. Thank you to all of the musicians who came out to our Meet & Greet. We are particularly interested in having more violinists and violists join us for a great year of music-making. The orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 – 6:40 p.m. in the choral room M-3. We’d love to see you there!

Commons Cafe Extended Hours

submitted by

Because you asked for it, the Commons will be open earlier for breakfast, hot lunch served longer, and dinner served later.
The Commons is open from 7:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45 – 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Light Lunch: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Note that the 8 p.m. closing time is a one-month pilot program for the month of September. If dining from 7 – 8 p.m. proves to be a popular option, we will be able to stay open until 8 p.m. on a permanent basis.

Metro Transit Deal for New and New Transfer Day Program Students

submitted by

Metro Transit is offering a really cool discount on the College Pass for all new Augsburg day program first-years and transfers.
1. Each new Augsburg 2017 first year and transfer student will receive a $5 Stored Value Cards.
2. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
3. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018The site and pass sale sites are live right now – first-year day and new day transfers can purchase a fall pass for $90 or a full-year pass for $150.

The site is:

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

MBC Fall Blood Driving Coming

submitted by

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.

What is that Structure in Murphy Square?

submitted by

In the spirit of fostering dialogue and engagement during the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, local and national artists have collaborated to create an outdoor exhibition of installations across the Augsburg University campus.

One of these installations is the Hex House.

“With the prevalence of refugee displacement across the globe, Architects For Society has embarked on designing housing solutions that help alleviate and overcome many of the problems associated with current temporary refugee shelters. The Hex House is not only low cost and can be shipped in pieces to be easily assembled by the end user, equally as important, it is also long term and dignified!” -The Journal of the American Institute of Architects

You will be able to go inside the Hex House during the Forum as well as interact and experience the other art installations on campus!

Augsburg students, faculty, and staff can attend the Forum for free! You must register in advance at University Tickets:

Event Announcements

Today: VP for Enrollment Management Campus VIsit

submitted by

Our first Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate is on campus today. The open forum is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Oren 100. Following is the remote access information:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Password: VPEMSept08 (This password may or may not be required.)

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16465588656,,287826924# or +16699006833,,287826924#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 287 826 924
International numbers available:

Following are links to the candidate’s resume and cover letter (you must be logged in to access):

Cover letter:


After the open forum, please use the link below to provide feedback on the Sept. 8 Open Forum with VP for Enrollment Management Candidate A

The feedback form for the Sept. 8 open forum session will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

Monday, Sept. 11 – VP for Enrollment Management Campus VIsit

submitted by

Our second Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate is scheduled to be on campus Monday, Sept. 11. The open forum, again, is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Oren 100; a remote access link will be posted in A-mail Monday morning.

The candidate’s resume and cover letter are not yet available to be published. Please check the link to the Google doc below this afternoon for access to those documents (you must be logged in to access)

The feedback form for the Sept. 11 open forum session will be available in A-mail Monday, Sept. 11 and will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Vice President for Enrollment Management Candidate B

Augsburg Associates Fall Luncheon

submitted by

The Augsburg Associates invite you to their Fall Luncheon at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul. The program “Do Not Let My Words Fall to the Ground: Reflections of a Hymn Writer” will be presented by Susan Palo Cherwien, freelance writer and musician. An update from the University will be brought by Heather Riddle, VP Institutional Advancement. RSVP by September 11 online at The Town & Country Club is located at 300 Mississippi River Blvd. N. and the cost of the event is $30. See you there!

Save the Date for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg Event

submitted by

Calling all student organizations and departments! Save the Date for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg event on Saturday, October 14 from 11-1:30 pm.
Taste of Augsburg is our own version of the State Fair where booths sell food and play games in effort to raise some money while having fun and taking part in Homecoming traditions! To apply for a booth, complete the form below by booth registration deadline of September 29, 2017.
Back by popular demand–seed money for Student Organizations. Contact Alumni Relations to learn more or apply . Note, this application is in addition to the booth registration form.
Questions? Contact Katie Code at

Register Now for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is coming up on the 15th and 16th of September! Augsburg students, faculty, and staff can attend the Forum for free! You must register in advance at University Tickets:

Register now to join us in discussion of the theme, “Dialogue in Divided Societies.” This year the Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. Many world leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and others, including Gabby Giffords, Barbara Bush, Ann Bancroft will be gathering to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue. Come be a part of these incredible conversations! Find out more on our website:

Keeping Track of Auggies

No Postings


Free Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Books

submitted by

Free nursing books (wasn’t able to be sell back). Books are:

“Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review” by Leik (2nd Edition)
“A Primer in Theory Construction” by Reynolds
“Family Health: A framework for nursing” by Denham
“Middle Range Theory for Nursing” by Smith & Liehr (2nd Edition)
“Perspective on Nursing Theory” by Reed & Shearer

Please email for details on books or to pick up, if interested!

Cello for Sale

submitted by

My name is April Johnson and I am a senior here at Augsburg! I am selling an Amati’s Fine Arts Instrument, full size, artisan model cello. It is held in a red, light weight, molded case that can be locked. The case has wheels, backpack straps, and can be zipped closed. The cello also comes with two bows, lightly used rosin, and a rubber rock stop.

The cello has four years of use and is in excellent condition.
Please contact with any questions! 701-552-1045