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

Are you interested in being a CTL Faculty Fellow

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The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for two faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should include a brief statement addressing why you would like (or why you are nominating your colleague) to serve as a CTL Fellow. Please submit all nominations to by noon, April 13th.

It’s Informative, Strengthens Community, Builds Skills, and it is Free

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Presented by Augsburg University Center for Teaching and Learning

May 8-11 CTL is hosting a large variety of opportunities for both professional development and community building! Join us for a variety of engaging discussions and workshops.

Full event schedule and descriptions available:

Which sessions will you attend?

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at

RSVP for the sessions that interest you!

Calling all scholarship Faculty Scholarship Display

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Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, April 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Foss Atrium, prior to the Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20) at the link below. Questions may directed to John Zobitz ( or Nishesh Chalise ( All participating faculty should arrive by 11:30 a.m. to set up.

Learn & Live: Latin America

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Interested in Latin America? Augsburg has two semester study abroad programs available in the region.

Take General Education courses, take Spanish courses, live with host families, and travel!

Central America (three country program: Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua):


Applications are open until April16th for the fall 2018 semester.

Learn more about study abroad

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.

Registration Open for Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2018

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Tickets are FREE for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff. Please reserve tickets before the end of this spring semester!

Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018, where we will celebrate Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
This year the Forum is honoring 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.

September 13: Community Action Workshops/Dialogues
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (, is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

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

General Announcements

Paid Psychology Study Participants Needed

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I, Alexis Nagle, am an undergraduate student conducting URGO-funded research through the Augsburg University Psychology Department, under the mentorship of Dr. Stacy Freiheit. The study I am conducting focuses on the impact of sexual assault disclosure on the friends of sexual assault survivors among college students.

You are being invited to participate in this study because of your enrollment as an undergraduate student at Augsburg University. If you elect to participate in this study, you will be asked to respond to a 15-20 minute confidential & anonymous questionnaire about attitudes & experiences surrounding sexual assault. Your participation in this study will yield either course credit for PSY105 & PSY215 or $5 compensation.

This survey deals with sensitive topics, such as sexual assault & violence. If you choose to participate in this study, you have the right to withdraw or skip any questions at any time without affecting affect your current or future relations with Augsburg University or the researcher. The indirect benefits are that the results of this study may allow for a better understanding of the effects of sexual assault. A direct benefit is that you will receive course credit or compensation for completing this survey.

The results of this study will be disseminated in a final paper & presented to the faculty in the Psychology department at Augsburg University. The results also may be published in a professional journal or presented at local, regional, national, or international conferences via a poster or oral presentation. In any publication or conference presentation, I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify participants. All data will be stored on a password-protected computer and only my advisor & I will have access to it.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you may contact me, Alexis Nagle, at to arrange for a day and time.

Augsburg places second in Math Jeopardy

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Last night Augsburg hosted the 8th Annual Math Jeopardy competition in front of an enthusiastic audience in Hagfors Center. Students from Augsburg, Concordia-St. Paul, Macalester, and St. Thomas competed. Macalester won the competition by the narrowest margins over the Augsburg team. It was a highly competitive game with the outcome decided on the final Jeopardy question. The questions featured calculus and discrete math topics as well as categories from the movies like Marvel Math and Marvel-less Math.

Many thanks to the Unbounded math club officers who helped with publicity, planning, and set up. Congratulations to the Augsburg mathletes who participated: Lidiya Ahmed, Lexander Boukal, David Braun, Emily Foley, Julie Henderson, Lewis Istok, and Matt Muller. A very special thanks to Matt Haines for writing the questions and then being the master of ceremonies for the 8th year in a row.

Moody’s affirms Augsburg’s credit rating with a stable outlook

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Moody’s Investor Service has revised Augsburg University’s outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the University’s Baa3 credit rating.

Moody’s cited Augsburg’s improved liquidity, effective fiscal oversight, successful fundraising, diverse program offerings, and urban Twin Cities location as strengths supporting its credit opinion. The report also noted that Augsburg continues to operate in a highly competitive student market and has moderately high debt relative to cash and investments.

“This favorable outcome is a great accomplishment, and one we’ve worked hard to achieve,” said Augsburg President Paul C. Pribbenow. “It’s a reflection of Augsburg’s competitive strengths — including our distinct market identity and diverse enrollment — as well as our intentional, sustained efforts driving dramatic improvements in liquidity.”

See the April 5, 2018 Moody’s news release

Support for Associate Professor Mzenga Wanyama

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Yesterday, Associate Professor Mzenga Wanyama and his wife, Mary, had a check-in appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The outcome of the meeting was that ICE has given the Wanyamas 90 days to depart the United States.

Friends and supporters of the Wanyamas, including members of the Augsburg community, Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, attended a rally outside the ICE offices before yesterday’s meeting. Earlier in the week, the offices of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton reached out to the assistant field office directors in the ICE office requesting that ICE continue to exercise its prosecutorial discretion in allowing Dr. Wanyama to stay in the U.S. to pursue a new J-1 waiver application and a motion to reopen based on changed country conditions in his home country of Kenya.

Following the meeting, Augsburg issued a statement from President Pribbenow. Click the link below to access the statement and additional updates.

Support for Associate Professor Wanyama

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.

Please contact HR with any questions.

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

Event Announcements

Seeking Original Submissions Augsburg 2018 Interfaith Sending

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We are seeking submissions from eligible students to present at the Augsburg 2018 Interfaith Sending for graduating seniors. ALL current Augsburg students are encouraged to apply. Please submit original pieces you would be willing to present at the Augsburg 2018 Interfaith Sending that represent your religion or faith backgrounds core commitments. These pieces may contain quotes from religious or spiritual texts.

Possible submissions include but are not limited to Spoken Word, Poems, songs, stories, letters, and more. If you have any questions regarding whether or not the format of your submission is accepted, or any concerns at all, please email

The Augsburg 2018 Interfaith Sending is Thursday, April 26th 6:30 PM in Hoversten Chapel.

Each submission is limited to 2-3 minutes and should not extend past that allocated time.

The theme is “Venture in the Unknown”. Feel free to interpret that in whatever way you wish and incorporate that in your piece.

The deadline for submissions Monday April 16th. We will notify you of acceptance by April 20th.

Submission Form Augsburg 2018 Interfaith Sending

ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

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This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.


(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at

Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign up here!

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

Afrikan Week Hosted by PASU

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COME ONE, COME ALL! We are hosting a series of events through the week of April 9-13th to celebrate, learn, and indulge in black/afrikan culture and want you to be there!
Monday AFRIKAN ZUMBA 6-8pm greene room (FIRST 25 get a free mini workout bag)
Tuesday TASTE OF AFRIKA Hagfors 150A 6-8pm (come experience afrikan and African-American food from many places in the Afrikan Diasophora)
Wednesday- PAINTING WHILE BLACK student lounge 6-8pm (free expression of art va free paint. Canvas and supplies provided)
Thursday – 50th anniversary banquet 5-9pm chapel RSVP via (alumni relations)
Friday-AFRIKAN NIGHT 6pm-9pm (Come witness and share in the celebration of many art forms such as drumming, singing, dance, fashion show, spoken wor, etc,)

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Event: U.S. Bank & Augsburg Students present on Internship Tips

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Monday, April 9th
5:00 p.m.
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

“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!”

Focused Conversation on Experiential Education: April 10, 11.

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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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2 p.m., Oren 100
Wednesday, 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.

Use Your Spanish Skills for Good

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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 16th – 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

Afrikan Night: Straight Outta Wakanda

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Come join PASU as we celebrate and close off our Annual Pan-Afrikan Week with the Afrikan Night Show!!! We’re really excited to have you join us and we hope you enjoy all of our efforts!!!

THEME: For this event the theme is “Straight Outta Wakanda!” Please where your cultural garb and or anything that represents your identity!

PERFORMERS NEEDED! please sign up here:

Pan-Afrikan Week

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Join us in Celebrating our annual Pan-Afrikan Week with events every day of the week!!!

Monday: Afrikan Zumba 6pm-8pm in Greene Room in Foss

Tuesday: Taste of Afrika 6pm-8pm in Hagfors 150A

Wednesday: Painting While Black 6pm-8PM in the Student Lounge

Thursday: Senior Banquet and 50th Anniversary 4pm-8pm in the Chapel

Friday: Afrikan Night:Straight Outta Wakanda 6pm-10pm in East Commons

Sign up to perform at the ADC Showcase

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Sign up to perform at the ADC Showcase!

Come see our Special Guest Performer, David Stalter Jr.
Time/Date: Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Sateren Auditorium (Anderson Music Hall)

You may register yourself or a group to perform a ONE 5 minute max spotlight.
All types of dances of all levels are welcomed as well as singers!

Help us spread the word to anyone interested in performing!!
And of course, invite your friends to come cheer you on!

REPLY TO THIS EMAIL TO REGISTER or contact us by Email:

***EXTENDED Deadline to register: Friday, April 6th

Please feel free to reach out if there are any questions or concerns.

Lunch & Learn: CGEE Southern Africa Center

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Come learn about Augsburg’s Study Center in Southern Africa. Special guest, Lamont Slater, Instructor at the center in Namibia will be presenting on the program and will be available for questions.

Join us for Lunch with Lamont on Tuesday, April 10th, from 12-1 pm in the Marshall Room.

Deadline for the fall semester program in Namibia is April 16th. Spring semester applications are due by October 15th.

Learn more about our program in Namibia

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