Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Summer Parking Permit Sales 2018

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Summer parking permits will go on sale Tuesday, April 24th at 9:00am. You will need to register your vehicle in order to purchase a permit on parking services, if you have not already registered it. If you have, please check to make sure all of your vehicle information is correct.

If you have a valid 2017-2018 Augsburg parking permit from either the Fall, Spring, or the Year, this will be valid to park in surface lots A, B, D, K, and L for the duration of the Summer term without having to purchase an additional Summer term parking permit.

For more information please visit the Department of Public Safety website and click on the Summer Parking page.

Thank you!

Teaching and Learning

Faculty and Staff Grants for Sesquicentennial Projects

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The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form ( The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website ( and Sesquicentennial website ( Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information.

Paideia Courses Summer 2018

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Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2 or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at to register.

FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY: The Paideia Institute welcomes all interested community members. For participants not seeking credits, there is a reduced professional development rate. Register directly at the Paideia Institute website.

Today: Fulbright Information Session

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Fulbright Info Session:
Thursday, April 5th @ 5pm in Riverside Room (2nd floor of Christensen Center)
Food will be provided.

The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and 7 of this year’s applicants have been named semi-finalists. Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

Join URGO for our Fulbright information session to learn more about the program and hear from past applicants. If you cannot make it to one of the sessions, please contact or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May. The application opens in early April.

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.4+ is considered competitive.

General Announcements

Vote Shamsa 4 Sophomore Senator

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Hello my fellow peers. As some of you may know I am running to be a sophomore class senator. I had the great pleasure of representing you all my first year and would love to continue that. I have enjoyed emerging myself as a student leader both on and off campus and make sure that our class is represented well. Don’t forget to turn out April 9 to vote for me as one of your 4 sophomore class representatives.

Vote Lourdes Juarez and Natalya Arevalo for Student Body President and Vice President

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Lourdes and Natalya are extremely dedicated to high levels of community satisfaction while advocating for diversity and inclusion. They plan to instill a sense of agency within students to join an ever expanding community of progressive ideals; they seek to make a point of the students power. Please make sure to come and vote as every vote matters.

Campaign Page

Congratulations to January’s Auggie Pride Recipient

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Congratulations to Mike Matson, Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts for receiving the January Auggie Pride Award. Stepping into a new role on campus he consistently goes above and beyond his expected duties. Staff Senate admires the work he does everyday and are honored to award him with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Learn more about Mike Matson’s Auggie Pride Award

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

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As we approach the end of the spring semester and the beginning of summer, we would like to remind people with student employees to submit hire forms for any students who will be working during the summer. This will include new students working over the summer. Summer employment begins April 29th, 2018 and ends on September 1st, 2018.

Current supervisors will receive an email from HR at the end of this week with more information. Please contact HR with any questions.

Judge Spanish Debate for Twin Cities Students

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Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring:

Wednesday April 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 15th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Volunteer With Us

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April – Final Auggie Pride Month for the School Year

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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

Headline: AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

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Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:

Questions? Contact

Help the Homeless in our Community

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Hello, help me and a group of courageous classmates provide essential aid to the homeless around our university. We are hoping to gather funds to make a positive impact in our community while simultaneously fulfilling key components in a lesson regarding public service and vocation.

Study in Southern Africa this Fall

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Did you know that Augsburg has had its own study center in Windhoek, Namibia for over 20 years? It’s true!

Augsburg’s nationally-recognized semester program “Nation-building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind” has applications open for fall 2018 until April 16th!

On this program, students will travel to two countries, Namibia and South Africa, to learn about the challenges posed by underdevelopment,globalization, extreme inequality, and the legacies of apartheid in the Southern Africa region.

Augsburg students can complete multiple LAF requirements including Humanities, Recreational Wellness, and Search for Meaning II.Internships are also available!

Start an application today!

Event Announcements

Womxn in Charge Event

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Come join WFPC, AWE, ADSG, SRJ and ASAC this Saturday April 7th from 3-4:30 pm at Hagfors 150 for our first annual Womxn In Charge event. This will be a time where we celebrate women who have been excelling in their fields not just within our communities but nationwide. We are having panel speakers that range from entrepreneurship, STEM, to a judge. We welcome Augsburg students, faculty, staff and community members. Don’t miss out!

Eighth Annual Math Jeopardy at Augsburg 7 p.m. Tonight

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Answer: This 1999 SciFi classic movie is not about a rectangular array of numbers.

Answer: CXXIX.

Do you know the questions?

If you know the questions to these answers, come cheer on your fellow students as they grapple with a range of mathematical questions from trivia to computations as they pit their mathematical prowess against their peers from Concordia-StP, and Macalester, and St. Thomas.

A: 7 p.m., Tonight, April 5, 2018! …..Q: What is the start time to Math Jeopardy?
A: Hagfors Center 150….Q: What is the location of Math Jeopardy?
A: Pizza …..Q: What food will be available to spectators and contestants at the end of the competition?

A: Unbounded, Augsburg’s Math Club….Q: What student organization sponsors Math Jeopardy?

Attend the entire competition or stop by for a little bit to cheer on your fellow students!

Focused Conversation on Experiential Education: Next Week

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The April Focused Conversation will feature Elaine Eschenbacher, director at Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Expand and integrate experiential learning opportunities to advance our efforts as a leader in experiential education.

April 10, 2 p.m., Oren 100
April 11, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100

See the Inside Augsburg calendar or All Hands schedule for times and locations as well as to add a session to your calendar.

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor Next Week

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Take advantage of this on-campus 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 April 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, April 11from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at

U.S. Bank & Augsburg Students Event on Internships

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“Would you like tips on obtaining an internship? Would you like to hear different experiences from previous US Bank Interns? Would you like free food?

Come to this Internship Prep Event in partnership with the Augsburg University Strommen Center and US Bank! We will have an intern panel – Elizabeth Stolis, John Hengel, Mayli Camposeco, and Kevin Tran. Free food will be provided by US Bank – contact if you have any questions!”

ADC Performance

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Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Where: Sateren Auditorium (Anderson Music Hall)

Free and open to the public!
Come see talented Augsburg students demonstrate different types of dance and singing. If interested in performing (all types of dance and singing performances are welcome). If interested in performing please email
Deadline to register to perform: Extended to Friday April 6.

Facebook event link:

Facebook event link:

Augsburg Native American Film Series

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We will be screening a short films ranging from silent mystery to poetic documentary, all of which are family and youth friendly. Join us for films and conversations with the filmmakers/producers–Kalvin Hartwig (Anishinaabe) and his creative, international Indigenous team (Marie-Celine Einish, Janene Yazzi (Dine), Andrea Landry (Anishinaabe), Manuel Ibanez (Quechua)), Pamela J. Peters, Sarah Del Seronde, and Isaac Trimble and Team RedFawn at the University of St. Thomas.
April 11, 2018
University of St. Thomas
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
(located on Cleveland Ave and Portland Ave)
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Holy Hoops Tournament Needs Volunteers

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This Sunday, April 8, Campus Ministry is hosting its annual Holy Hoops youth basketball tournament and we are still looking for volunteers. There are plenty of positions and time shifts to choose from, so bring a friend and come help out as these awesome teams compete for the championship! For more information feel free to email with any questions.

Sunday, April 8, 10:45 AM – 6:30 PM in Si Melby!
Snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Volunteer Google Doc

Reserve your Free ticket now: Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018

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Join us in celebrating Nobel Peace Prize laureates who have won the most prestigious peace prize in the world! Reserve your tickets now!

Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018, and tickets are FREE (yes FREE) for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff. All classes on Friday, September 14 will take place at the Forum.

We aim to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join us in celebrating the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at Registration can also be placed via

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at

Nobel Peace Prize Forum | Minneapolis

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