Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Update for Sept. 18, 2017: A Very Green Week

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After hosting a successful tree-planting service toward the end of last week, the landscaping and implementation of many “green” design features continues to take place on the interior and exterior of the Hagfors Center.

Updates include information and photos regarding the following:

>>”Live Roof”
>>Parking lot
>>Learning Commons
>>Aquarium Room
>>Chemistry Labs
>>Gundale Chapel

See full Hagfors Center update for the week of September 18, 2017.

Teaching and Learning

Pre-Health Advising Sessions for New Augsburg Students

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This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, vet med, . . . . Advising sessions will be offered in Lindell 202 on Wednesday, September 20 at 6 pm or Friday, September 22 at 2:30 pm. You can register for one of these sessions at

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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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.

Drop-in Yoga

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Vinyasa Yoga Tu & Th 630PM
Vinyasa YOGA Express: Wed AFTER Chapel (1045AM-12)

All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty & friends!

Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday & Thursday 630PM in Si Melby 128 and WEDNESDAY’S express starting at 1045 and finishing by noon this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats & blocks provided.
Questions? Email

General Announcements

Laura Swanson Lindahl Promoted to Asst. Director of Marketing Management

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I’m pleased to announce that Laura Swanson Lindahl has accepted a promotion to fill the new assistant director of marketing management position in the Office of Marketing and Communication. This position was created as part of the shared services agreement for marketing between Augsburg and Luther Seminary. As assistant director, Laura will play a role similar in some ways to what an account executive would do at a marketing agency. She will meet with our partners on both campuses to strategize about their marketing needs, convey that information back to our designers and copywriter, and manage projects for marketing deliverables.

Laura brings a host of skills and experiences to this role, which is critical for the success of the shared services model. Her experience interacting with our campus partners and her ability to plan and execute complex projects with multiple contributors will serve both Luther and Augsburg exceedingly well. Her experience working on the news and media side of our division will help us to build a deeper integration between marketing and PR. Laura will continue to lead the Augsburg Now magazine in her new role, and will begin to take on Luther Story magazine going forward as well.

I hope you will join me in congratulating her on this accomplishment! A revised version of Laura’s previous position, focusing on social media, will be posted soon.

Community Service Opportunity: Judge Debates for MNUDL this Fall

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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

Commons Cafe Extended Hours

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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.

Career Services Drop-In Hours

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Do you have a quick question about your resume? Registering an internship? Deciding on a major? Finding or applying for any opportunity? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s).
Mondays and Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Strommen Career & Internship Services Website

Strommen Career & Internship Services Website

Event Announcements

All Hands Schedule Published for 2017-18

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The schedule of All Hands and Focused Conversations session has been published to Inside Augsburg. Use the link below (login required) to access the details for the academic year.

The fall All Hands meeting is Wednesday, September 27, at 10:40 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

The Focused Conversations begin October 3 and 4, with Heather Riddle, vice president for Institutional Advancement, presenting about endowments. Watch A-mail for details about Focused Conversations session throughout the year.

2017-18 All Hands Schedule

Sabo Connect – Today, 2-3:30 p.m.

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Are you worried about the state of the world?
Do you wish you could make change on some social or public issue?
Were you inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and looking to take action?

The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship is hosting its first ever Sabo Connect, an open house for any Augsburg student interested in learning about different forms of social change, connecting to community and civic engagement efforts, or seeking coaching or advice on how to start. Bring a friend and your ideas, questions, and curiosity. Together we’ll co-create a better world.

Tuesday, September 19
2:00-3:30 p.m.
In the Sabo Center meeting room, Anderson 30, lower level of Anderson Residence Hall.

#decolonizeLutheranism Community Panel Sept. 21

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Join us on Thursday, September 21 as we welcome ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton for the 2017 Christensen Symposium!

Morning Event: Christensen Symposium Address by Bishop Eaton
Interfaith Friendships: How Difference Can Bring Us Together
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Augsburg is hosting a series of events this fall. As the first event in this series, Bishop Eaton’s address, “Interfaith Friendships: How Difference Can Bring Us Together,” will explore Lutheran identity and the ongoing Reformation in the 21st century.

Afternoon Event: #DecolonizeLutheranism Community Panel with Bishop Eaton
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
The #DecolonizeLutheranism grassroots movement challenges long-held patterns of white power and privilege in the ELCA and exclusivity associated with stereotypes regarding what it means to be Lutheran.

The topic for Bishop Eaton’s address and the focus of the panel conversation speak to the rich and increasing diversity of the Augsburg community; the priorities reflected in Augsburg’s mission, vision, and values; the urban and global contexts that shape Augsburg’s vocation; and Augsburg’s deep grounding in, and vibrant relationship with, the Lutheran Church. Join us for this day of challenging conversations as together we envision what it means to be neighbor in a richly diverse world.

Questions? Email

We hope to see you there!

Please Note:
We regret this event was scheduled on Rosh Hashanah. Prayers for God’s blessings on Jewish people throughout the world during their high holy days.

These sessions will be audio recorded. If you would like to be alerted as soon as the audio is available, please email

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton to speak at 2017 Christensen Symposium

Give to the Max Day 2017 – Promote Your Fundraising Initiatives

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GiveMN’s annual Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 16th. Last year 30+ Augsburg athletic teams, programs, and organizations participated and raised $208,000 for their initiatives. Augsburg is again participating and we want your program to join the Augsburg Give to the Max Campaign!

To learn more, join Institutional Advancement for an information session on Monday, September 25th at 8:30 a.m. for coffee or 12:00 p.m. for lunch in OGC 100.

For more information and to RSVP for the session, please contact Chris Bogen ’09,

Make a Short Film for the Augsburg Spooky Film Fest

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Feeling haunted by the Halloween spirit? Call your friends and make a short horror film this fall! Augsburg University students are invited to submit their short films with spooky/scary content to be screened at the Augsburg Student Spooky Film Festival, hosted by Augsburg Art Club. The free screening will be held in Sateren Auditorium on Wed. October 25th, with popcorn and candy available. You will be able to vote on your favorite films at the end of the screening, and the filmmaker with the highest voted film will receive a prize. The time limit for films is 10 minutes, and films can be submitted by uploading a high-quality version of your work to Google Drive and then sharing it with Contact or with any questions!

Facebook event page

Register for the Career and Internship Fair

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Plan to attend the 2017 Fall Career & Internship Fair!
Meet with 35 employers looking to hire Augsburg students for internships and entry-level positions! Register for free through Handshake. (

Attend one of the prep sessions offered by Strommen Center staff or by representatives from US Bank. Times and locations are listed in Handshake under Events.

Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair

Keeping Track of Auggies

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