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Last day to register internships: Sept 18th

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Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website to get credit/the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

You have to register your internship before you start your hours. We do not give credit or the Augsburg Experience for completed, past internships. Please contact with internship-related questions.

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General Announcements

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for September

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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

Join Pep Band

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Hello Auggies!
Are you interested in signing up for the Augsburg Pep Band this fall? It’s a great way to get involved with campus and show your auggie pride. We have weekly rehearsals that are come as able, provide t-shirts and pizza, and attend home football games. If you do not have an instrument, we can help you find one to rent at Augsburg. Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 5th at 6 pm in M2. Please contact if you have any questions or are interested in joining!

Audition Notice: ‘The Arsonists’

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Please join us for auditions for ‘The Arsonists’! Auditions will be held in the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater on Sept. 10th and 11th from 6:30-9:30 pm. Please sign up for your audition slot on the door of the theater in the Foss Center and prepare a 1-2 min monologue and something to sing! Email with any questions.

Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza with MN Urban Debate League

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The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 5th & 6th: U of M (East Bank)
● October 13th: Season Opener (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 |

Learn More About Volunteering

Now Hiring, Attention Students – Are you looking for easy part-time work on campus?

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Come work for the CLASS Office as an On-Call Proctor!

If you like earning extra money during the school year, having flexible hours, and enjoy working in a great environment, the CLASS Office would be happy to have you! Hours will vary (2-10 hours per week on average), but we’ll call or email you when proctoring is needed.

To apply, submit your resume and fill out the application in the On-Campus Student Jobs link on Inside Augsburg, under Augnet Services.

Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions at 612-330-1353. We look forward to working with you!

Metro Transit full academic year pass for new day students

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Attention new day first-years and transfer students: Metro Transit and Augsburg University are giving you a great deal on an all-you-can-ride transit pass. First-year and transfers students can purchase a year-long College Pass for just $150 – that’s a 55% discount!

Order your pass here before October 1, 2018:

College Passes can be used for unlimited bus and light rail rides all semester, meaning you’ll never have to worry about having money for a fare. When you’re not riding to school, you can use your College Pass to get to work, an internship run errands and explore the Twin Cities. Not a regular bus or train rider? No problem! Find all the places you can go using our trip planning tools. Learn more at

Important Details
The discounted passes will be available to purchase at the link above until October 1, 2018. After that, students can purchase a semester College Pass at the Bookstore for $115.00 (subsidized by Augsburg from $165.00)

Guaranteed Ride Home
Students who regularly ride transit to work or school are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which reimburses a taxi, Uber or Lyft ride when you have to leave early or late unexpectedly. To learn more and register for this free program, visit

Amanda Case: Exploring the Fundamentals, Episode 12 of The Augsburg Podcast

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The Augsburg Podcast featuring voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff is one way we can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Subscribe to the RSS feed or on iTunes. All 12 episodes are available at

Event Announcements

Fall Career & Internship Fair

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The Strommen Center would like to invite students to attend Augsburg’s 4th Annual Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Foss Center.

A lot of organizations do their recruiting for summer internships and entry-level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. We expect over 36 employers to attend so don’t miss this great opportunity!

Register and view a complete list of employers through Handshake ( You can also register for one of our 20-minute prep sessions listed on the events page. Attending a prep session will help you to be more confident and successful at the job fair. Dress Business Professional


Focused Conversations: TODAY/TOMORROW

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Join the Focused Conversation today and tomorrow to learn about plans for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Augsburg’s founding, which will be celebrated during the 2019-20 academic year.

The sessions will be hosted by the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee: Co-chairs Darcey Engen ’88, Theater Department professor, and Jeff Swenson ’79, athletic director, along with Katie Code ’01, director of alumni and constituent relations, and Jodi Collen, senior director of University Events.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:
TODAY: Monday, September 10, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access link below)
TOMORROW: Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Marshall Room

Zoom link for today’s Focused Conversation session

TODAY: Part-time Job Fair

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Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Location: Outside in the Quad. If rain, we will move inside the lobby of the Christensen Center.
Time: 10am -1:30 pm

Are you looking for a part-time job on campus or in the community! Come talk to hiring managers and learn how you get gain transferable skills and earn money.

Log into Handshake ( to register and see a complete list of employers.

Registration not required to attend, however, after you check-in for the fair your name will be placed into a drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card. Bonus- Popcorn will be served

All are welcome!

Questions: – 612-330-1148



Tri-Beta meeting Wednesday during Chapel

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If you are interested in biology, come to Tri-Beta’s first meeting! We will be meeting in Hagfors 211 on Wednesday September 12th during chapel time (10:35am-11:00am).

Tri-Beta is a nationally recognized biological honors society! We complete mini service projects, promote student research on campus and help create community within the biological sciences. You don’t have to be a biology major to come to our meetings, everyone is welcome! If you have questions, feel free to email Holly Kundel at

We hope to see you there!

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Wednesday

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Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 – 2:00, Christensen Center

Come learn about the off-campus study programs available to Auggies!
Programs are available around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit every student!

Ask your questions, pick up program brochures, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you!

Visit and talk to the various program representatives to enter the PRIZE DRAWING! Win a Target or Amazon gift card, or a Fjällräven backpack!!!

Learn More about Study Abroad & Away

Keeping Track of Auggies

D. E. Green’s Poems: On Air and in NZ

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English Professor Doug Green’s poem “Sestina: Song for the Apocalypse” was aired by “wordish” at on 5 Sept. You can hear him read it on the website:

Green’s poem “Better in French,” online among Sarah Russell Poetry’s “Poems I Admire” <>, was recently picked up by Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ), a New Zealand organization whose “aim is to provide a free source of well-chosen poetry for patients waiting for medical appointments, rest home residents waiting for meals, outings or appointments, hospice patients and their families, and prison inmates” <>.

Congratulations, Professor Green! Thank you for sharing your powerful and moving work.


Now Hiring: MNUDL Operations/Administrative Support Position

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Now Hiring: MNUDL Operations/Administrative Support Position
The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is seeking new student employees for the academic year of 2018-2019. Each position will be scheduled to work 10-15 hours per week.

Job Description:

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
● Assist admin with clerical tasks (P-Card reconcilement, organizing the office, paper/electronic filing, delivering documents)
● Assist admin with logistics (scheduling buses, scheduling pizza parties for debaters, etc)
● Assist program staff with administrative tasks pre and post-tournament (scanning, filing, assembling judge materials and nametags)
● Volunteer Recruitment: to include tabling, posting recruitment posters, connecting with relevant classes/campus groups
● Other duties as assigned
● Other duties aligned with applicant’s individual strengths


● Be comfortable working with youth and adults
● Be organized and possess excellent interpersonal skills; excellent customer relation skills needed
● Organized, timely communication needed
● Be 18 years of age or older – this is helpful, though most University students will qualify
● Some knowledge of debate, speech, or argumentation helpful but not required
● Be able to self direct, some projects will require working on your own after getting an overview
● Having these skills / experience is helpful – but we are willing to provide training and grow with a candidate

Application Instructions:

To set up an interview contact:
● Genesia Williams, Administrative and Program Assistant
● Email: | Telephone: 612-330-1730
● Foss 18 (Basement)

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Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

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Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position
The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

We are looking for a few excellent folks who can help us deliver great debate tournaments for MN Urban Debate League high schoolers this semester and middle schoolers next semester.

You do not have to be a student to do tournament support.

Job Duties:

● Post signage and tournament information throughout building
● Carry supplies (food and materials) in and out of location
● Help set-up supplies and Clean-up
● Help greet volunteers
● Ballot Runner – go to classrooms pick-up and return debate ballots
Job Qualifications:

● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and walk significant distance (within a school building)
● Pass a background check
● Have great customer relation skills – welcoming to volunteers, students and coaches
● Be reliable and able to get to tournament location; be professional in your conduct with students and staff.

2018 – 2019 shifts are now open!

Questions? Email, call 612-330-1730, or visit us in our office (Foss 18).

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