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

CTL Faculty Fellow Nominations Due Friday

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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.

Faculty and staff, what can CTL do for you?

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Over the summer, yes summer is coming, the CTL Fellows will plan the discussions/panels/workshops for the 2018-19 academic year. Since faculty and staff development should be based on your needs, please use the link below to let us know what we can do to support your work.

General Announcements

Campus Cupboard Hours

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Hello everyone! Please stop into the Campus Cupboard, located in Foss, to check out what foods we have in stock. Take a look at the Google Calendar linked below to see our hours.

We are a student run food shelf on campus. We’re open to all students (commuter, Day, and AU) and are stocked by donations from campus members.

Any questions? Let me know!

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

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

Spanish Language Volunteer Opportunity

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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

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

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As we approach 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.

Event Announcements

This week: Meet with a TIAA Financial Consultant

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Seats are limited! 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

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: Tomorrow and Wednesday

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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.

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

Latinx Recognition Banquet

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Hey Everyone!
We would like to invite everyone and their families to our end of the year Celebration. We want to recognize our amazing Latinx students here at Augsburg University.

We will be recognizing the following areas of students;
Graduating Seniors
New ALAS Board
Old ALAS Board
Outstanding ALAS/Latinx students
and many more…

Our amazing DJ Miguel will be closing us out with an hour of dance!!

Mark your calendars and RSVP! The Latinx Recognition Banquet is near so if you are interested to attend please make sure you RSVP!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10:30am – 2pm
Hagfors 150

Conference Opportunity for Students on Faith, Science, and Youth Ministry

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Did Jesus Ride a Dinosaur?

It sounds like a silly question, but it gets at the heart of a problem that-according to Pew Research-leads a significant number of youth to abandon their faith: the perceived conflict between faith and science.

Yet, faith and science don’t have to be at odds. There are faithful, fruitful, and intellectually rigorous ways of putting the two in conversation-something that might just be a lifeline for youth.

So bring your curiosity and questions to Jesus Rode a Dinosaur: Faithful Youth Ministry in a Scientific Age, a conference on May 7-8. Speakers include: Krista Tippett, Mike Mchargue, Kendra Dean, Mark DeVries, Rozella Haydée White, Paul Douglas and Andrew Root.

Learn more about this conference from this link:

The Theology and Public Leadership Program will pay for Augsburg students to attend who register by April 27th through this Google Form –

The conference runs from Mon, May 7, 2018, 9:00 AM – Tue, May 8, 2018, 5:00 PM. It will be held at Colonial Church 6200 Colonial Way, Edina. If transportation is an issue, let us know and we will try to connect you to ridesharing options!

Questions? Contact or Lonna Field at

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!!

Sing Up Here!

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

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to Augsburg Leadership Awards Recipients

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Congratulations to all of the student leaders and student organizations who received awards at the 2017-2018 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award: Mariam Fawzy
Student Leader of the Year: Abdulkadir Sharif
Emerging Leader of the Year: Shamsa Ahmed
Dean of Students Award: Francesca Chiari, Ashley Parent, Kevin Tran, Chad Berryman
Civic Engagement Award: Cody Thompson
Social Justice Award: Mayli Camposeco
Peer Education Award: Mai Xee Vang
Outstanding Seniors of the Year: April Johnson, Sandra Eguida, Eli Baker, B.K. Kormah
Outstanding Juniors of the Year: Cam Thu Pham Tran, Clara Higgins
Outstanding Sophomores of the Year: Olivia House, Daniel Degollado
Outstanding First-Years of the Year: Melissa Flores-Jaimes, Oluwatofunmi Oteju

Student Organization of the Year: Hmong Women Together
Innovations in Programming Award: Augsburg Student Activities Council
Auggie Spirit Award: Augsburg Asian Student Association
Student Organization Civic Engagement Award: Students for Racial Justice
Student Organization Social Justice Award: Augsburg SMART
New Student Organization of the Year Award: Augsburg University Recovery in Action

Award for Senior Event Planner, Sarah Cash-Darvell

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On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Sarah Cash-Darvell, CSEP was selected as the 2018 Up & Coming Event Planner by Minnesota Meetings & Events magazine at their annual Best of Awards ceremony held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The award, nominated and selected by the magazine’s advisory council, recognizes event professionals who are making an impact both in their professional roles and through volunteer work in the industry. Sarah, who manages a number of major events for Augsburg University such as the Step Up Gala, the series of events involved in the Hagfors construction project and opening, the convocation series and other academic events, also serves as the Vice President of Programs & Education for the local chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Congratulations, Sarah!