Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Community interaction concerning safety

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On Sunday, September 9th 2018, an individual who was on campus was exhibiting aggressive behavior and caused damage to property belonging to an Augsburg student.

The individual was seen driving a Blue Buick Sedan with the license plate MBN557. If this vehicle is seen on campus, please contact Public Safety right away in the interest of keeping our community safe from further incidents.

With any additional questions or information contact DPS at 612-330-1717 or email

Thank you!

Teaching and Learning

Scaffolding Strategies for Integrative Learning Experiences – Wednesday, 9/26, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

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How does one create a set of assignments that build upon one another and combine into a more in-depth and meaningful learning experience? In this session, James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) will share examples of integrated assignments in both lower and upper division courses. Participants will brainstorm ideas for scaffolding learning experiences within their own courses. Adjunct instructors on contract this semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. We’ll also have this session available remotely via Zoom.

Faculty: Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

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As part of the University’s increased internationalization efforts, the Center for Global Education & Experience staff are visiting classes across campus to spread the word to your students about the many study, internship and research options available to them both abroad and off-campus around the US.

Can you spare 5-10 minutes in your class(es) in Fall semester for a message about study abroad/away programs? If so, please request a visit to your class online!

We can customize our message based on your course content, and on your majors’ needs and interests. We can address questions about scholarships, various length programs (some are better for WEC/AU students, STEM, Honors, athletes, etc) and other issues you might identify. And as always, we are happy to provide content to AugSem’s with a full class period on the topic of study abroad/away.

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class visit

5 Open Spots for Farm Field Trip this Wednesday

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We will spend the day touring Living Greens Farm – a vertical, indoor grower of high quality fresh lettuce, herbs and microgreens – and Main Street Project – a regenerative agriculture project centered around poultry. We will learn about and taste the fruits of these two different agricultural operations.

There are only five spots left!

Sign up here:

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the projects or innovations and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to by Thursday, September 20th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Hagfors Center 101.

General Announcements

Employer Tabling: TCI Solutions (Thomson Reuters)

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TCI Solutions (Innovative Business Solutions) will be on-campus tabling for Thomson Reuters Thursday, September 13th from 10:00 a .m -1:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Christensen Center. Stop by and visit with recruiters from TCI Solutions (recruiting consultants for Thomson Reuters). They will share information about the summer 2019 internships that are being offered.

Interviews Begin November 2018
Positions Offered in December 2018 (begin internships Summer 2019)

Students Majoring/Minoring in the following may apply:
Information Technology (Computer Science, Management Information Systems)
Human Resources

Seeking Diverse Candidates who meet the following criteria:
3.0+ GPA
Graduating in 2019 – 2020 (Seniors graduating Spring 2019 may apply, however, this is for a summer 2019 internship only)
Great Personality
Great Work Enthic
Excited to work for Fortune 500 Global Company

Sponsored by the Strommen Career & Internship Services — 612-330-1148

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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

Save the Date – “Immigration Law & Employment Pathways”

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Tuesday September 18th in Hagfors 150A
3:30-4:30 “Immigration Law & Employment Pathways” by Scott Borene of Borene Law Firm
4:30-5:30 Q&A with Scott (people may leave any time they need to)

International Student and Scholar Services will host Scott Borene to speak at Augsburg about Immigration Law & Employment Pathways. Scott has more than 35 years in immigration law and has provided immigration updates for MN Int’l Educators (MIE) for 20+ years.

This session is designed for Augsburg staff and faculty with positional responsibilities and/or interest in the topic with the focus is on increasing Augsburg’s capacity to navigate these issues for individuals who have an immigration status and are interested in employment pathways and the current immigration law context.

We hope you are able to attend Scott’s presentation. If you have questions to send in advance or in regards to the event, please email Please come for as much as you are able.

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

Augsburg Intramurals- Sign Up TODAY

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Augsburg Intramural registration for Fall 2018 leagues is now open!! Get your team together for Soccer, Indoor Volleyball, or 3 on 3 basketball. Find the registration link on our Website. Contact with any questions.

Registration will close September 13th.

All leagues will begin the week of September 17th!

Subscribe to the Study Abroad & Away Newsletter

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Sign up for the Study Abroad & Away Monthly Newsletter to get updates from the Center for Global Education and Experience. We will share information about upcoming programs, deadlines, events, feature stories about students who’ve gone abroad, and resources for students who are still thinking about study abroad or returning. There’s something for everyone!

Sign up for the Newsletter here!

New Student Support Guide

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Faculty and Staff: Are you looking for a quick way to help struggling students connect with support on campus or in the community? The new Student Support Guide lists resources in the following areas: Crisis Resources, Academic Support, Personal Concerns, Health Care, and Basic Living Needs. Please announce the guide to your students/advisees, and if possible, include it on future syllabi. The Student Support Guide can be found in the “A-Z Directory”, on the Student Affairs webpage, and will soon be on the Moodle Resources tab as well.

Student Support Guide

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.

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Sesquicentennial Planning: TODAY

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Today’s Focused Conversation provides an opportunity to learn about the plans in process for celebrating the 150th anniversary of Augsburg’s founding next year. The session is 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.

Join the session today, Tuesday, September 11, at 10 a.m. in the Marshall Room.

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Tomorrow

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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!!!

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

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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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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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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