Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Permit Sale dates for Spring 2018

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Upcoming Parking permit sales will be as follows:
Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Spring 2018:
Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale December 22nd at 8:30 AM
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 8:30 AM
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 8:30 AM
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 20th at 8:30 AM
First Year Commuter permits on sale December 21st at 8:30 AM

For questions, please email

Updates and reminders on parking restrictions

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Parking in the roundabout in front of the Hagfors center on 8th street is not permitted at any time. You must also not stop your vehicle on the roundabout or use this space to wait for anyone at any time. This is used as a traffic control circle and any violations of this will be enforced with citations and/or towing at the owner’s expense.

Surface Lot A will remain a Carpool ONLY lot. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email

Teaching and Learning

Why CTL Works

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CTL would like to thank the following faculty and staff for sharing their expertise in workshops, panels, talks, and discussions this semester.

Joe Erickson, Bonnie Tensen, Joaquin Munoz, Melissa Hensley, Mike Grewe, Rachel Kruzel, Matt Beckman, Bill Green, Joanne Reeck ,Phil Adamo, Erica Swift, Tina Maria Tavera, Kirsten O’Brien, Dixie Shafer, Mary Lowe, Jennifer Diaz, Michael Wentzel, Cari Maguire, and John Schmit.

All events were also made possible through the hard work of the CTL Faculty Fellows and support staff: Dan Albert, Nishesh Chalise, Jennifer Diaz, Dave Conrad, Natalie Dinki, Mara Kilgore, Mary Lowe, Joaquin Munoz, Anna Sanchez, Bonnie Tensen, and John Zobitz.

CTL is a strong program at Augsburg because of folks like you!

Batalden Convocation Info for Spring Syllabi

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Batalden Convocation
Thursday February 8, 2018
11:00 in the Chapel
Speaker – Julian Aygeman, PhD
Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. He is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,’ the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as ‘the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.’

Register Your Spring Internship

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The last day to register your spring internship or Augsburg Experience internship is January 22nd. Internship registration requires filling out 2 forms (an online form and a paper form.) You can access forms and instructions on our Internship Registration Guide.

Contact Emily Reinert at with questions.

Internship Registration Guide

General Announcements

Dean of Arts & Sciences Opening

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The search committee is asking for assistance from the campus community in networking to identify candidates for the Dean of Arts & Sciences position. Please share this open position with your networks:

As a resource, a sample email has also been prepared; please feel free to share this information with anyone you think might be interested ​in this position:​

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Matz, Search Committee Chair at ​x1155 or

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

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Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at or complete the following application:

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

Toys for Tots Drive – Donate in the StepUP Office

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Hello Augsburg University,

The StepUP Peer Advisors from the StepUP Program at Augsburg University have organized a toy drive to support Toys for Tots this holiday season. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member, who is willing to donate brand new toys (not used) to this great cause, please drop off any donation in the StepUP Office. The StepUP Office is located on the second floor of the Oren Gateway Center. We will be accepting donations until December 20th. If you have any friends or family who may be interested, please let them know!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cody Thompson at Thank you all for your kindness and generosity this holiday season! Happy Holidays from us to you!

Event Announcements

Learn about Financial Management: Tuesday/Wednesday

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On Tuesday and Wednesday next week Chief Financial Officer Beth Reissenweber will facilitate Focused Conversation sessions about financial management.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, December 12, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13, 12:30 p.m.

Both sessions are in Oren 100. Remote access will be available for the Tuesday session. The sessions are posted on the Inside Augsburg calendar, with links that allow you to add them to your calendar.

Relaxation Seminar on December 12

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Join fellow Auggies for a guided relaxation training program to help you manage stress, sleep more soundly at night, and approach your day with renewed energy and vitality.

Come relax with Beth Freschi, from a Time for Expression.

When: Tuesday, December 12, from 12-1 pm
Where: OGC 100

For questions, contact Nicole at

Music Industry Legend, Peter Asher, CBE – Guest speaker

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The Music Department is honored to host Multi-Grammy award-winning, Music Industry Legend; Peter Asher, CBE for a one-hour Q&A session in the Sateren Auditorium on December 13 at 12:00pm. Peter Asher will being discussing a variety of topics on the evolution and current state of the music industry. Augsburg University Instructor of Music Business; Brian Lukasavitz will serve as moderator. Peter Asher, CBE will also be performing at the Dakota Jazz Club on December 12 and 13.

Peter Asher, CBE formerly of the rock n roll duo; “Peter & Gordon” has a unique perspective on the music industry. As an artist, he scored ten Top Forty songs, including three top ten songs and the chart-topping “A World Without Love”. As a producer and manager, he has worked with everyone from James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Ringo Starr, Cher, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond and many others. He has earned three Grammy Awards, is a 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee and in 2015 was honored as a Commander of the Order of British Empire for service to the British Music Industry. He has served as the first head of A&R for Apple Records and was the former Senior Vice President of Sony Records. The Augsburg University Music Department is honored to welcome Peter Asher, CBE to our campus and community.

LSAMP NSS Funding for National Society of Black Engineers Convention

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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is holding its 44th annual convention March 21-25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” ( Students who have attended in past years have found the conference to be an excellent professional development opportunity.

Augsburg students who are eligible for funding through LSAMP NSS may apply for travel funding to attend the NSBE convention. To learn more, see the “LSAMP NSS Funding” general announcement in Amail, email, or go to Students interested in attending should be in good academic standing as it will be necessary to miss some classes.

To find out more or express your interest in attending this convention, contact by Friday, December 15.

NSBE Convention Webpage

Actors Wanted Get Your 15 Minutes of Fame

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, literally! We’d like to invite you to join the Alumni Relations office and spread some holiday cheer to our Alumni, Family and Friends. The Alumni Relations Office will be hosting a ONE TAKE video on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 2:30-4pm in the chaple. This video will have music, lots of fun and plenty of streamers! Gather your friends, put on your best holiday spirit, wear your ugly sweaters, throw on a Santa hat and join us as we sing along to “Its the most Wonderful Time of the Year” Please email for more information!

AURA Presents Open Recovery Meeting

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On December 14 from 7-8:30 pm, AURA will be hosting an Open Recovery Meeting in the Augsburg Room. We are providing a space for anyone to share their experience in recovery from substance use disorders, or how you have been affected by them. We encourage everyone who may be interested to attend!

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Cody Thompson, Co-Founder and Co-President of AURA, with any questions that you may have! We hope to see you there!

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Voices for Peace Concert this Sunday Dec. 10

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Voices for Peace presents “Season of Peace”, a winter concert to celebration traditions for marking the winter holidays and the return of light to the world.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Bryn Mawr Church
420 Cedar Lake Rd. S
Minneapolis, 55405

Tickets purchased at the door
Adults $12
Children under 10 free