Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg Campus Parking Lot Designations

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As a reminder, the Augsburg community has a number of parking permits that are valid for use in specific lots only. Drivers are permitted to park as follows:
Residential Students: Lots B and L
Commuter Students: Lots C, K, B and L
Faculty Staff: D, L and G

Other designated lots are for the following users and permits ONLY:
Lot A: Carpool permit holders
Lot E: Permitted short term-visitors
Lot H: Reserved/Designated
Lot J: Reserved/Designated

Improper parking and/or violation of lot usage are subject to immediate ticketing. Violations occurring in restricted lots (A, E, H and J) are subject to immediate towing.

Teaching and Learning

Already writing your first paper? Visit the Writing Lab

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The Writing Lab is now open! Our hours are Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm-9:30pm and Sundays from 7:00pm-9:30pm. We are located on the main floor of Lindell Library, to the left of the circulation desk.

No appointment is needed – just show up! Tutors meet one-on-one with all students for free. They’ll talk about all kinds of writing (for any class, or even for writing that you’re doing outside of class) and can work with you at any stage of the writing process. You don’t even need to have words down on the page – tutors can help you brainstorm how to get started!

If you have questions about the Writing Lab, please email Prof. Sarah Groeneveld Kenney (

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are 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.

Pre-Health Advising Session for New Augsburg Students

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Friday, September 21st
2 pm
Oren Gateway 112

This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, and many others. Contact Catherina Kipper at with questions or to RSVP.

Last day to register internships: Tuesday 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 cannot give credit or the Augsburg Experience for completed, past internships. Please contact with internship-related questions.

If you are doing this internship for credit in your major, you also need to meet with your faculty adviser to learn what academic work will be required. Submission of this work to your faculty supervisor is necessary before you will receive credit.

Internship Registration Forms

Gen Ed Redesign Listening Session — Monday, Sept. 17

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Last week the General Education Design Team released its proposal, which sets forth a new vision for general education at Augsburg University. If approved by the faculty, it would take effect in Fall 2020. You can read the proposal here.

On Monday, September 17, 3:10-4:10 in the Marshall Room, we will be holding the first of a series of listening sessions, to hear your responses and answer questions.

Additional listening sessions are scheduled for:
Tuesday, Sept. 25 — 3:40 to 4:40 pm in Lindell 301
Monday, Oct 8 — 12:30 to 1:40 pm in Hagfors 150A
Tuesday, Oct 16 — 10-11 am in the Marshall Room

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General Announcements

Informational Meeting- Thomson Reuters Internships

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Monday, September 17th 2018
INFORMATIONAL SESSION for Thomson Reuters- Summer 2019 Internships
Presentation – 10:40-11:00 a.m.
Q & A – 11:00 a.m – 12:00
Location: Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

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 Ethic
Excited to work for Fortune 500 Global Company

*** If interested in applying for these summer internships send a cover letter and resume explaining why you are interested to: Elizabeth Clark at

HourCar – sign up and get $40 in driving credit

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“HOURCAR is the Twin Cities nonprofit carsharing organization. If you need a car for 30 minutes or 3 days, HOURCAR is the option for you. HOURCAR is even on-campus at Augsburg. It’s very easy to sign up –
For a limited time when you open an individual account and use the promo code AUGSBURG18 you will receive $40 in driving credit once you are approved.”

Education Department Open House

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Education Department Open House and Celebration of Minnesota Teacher of the Year Kelly Holstine (an Augsburg graduate!) Monday, Sept 17th, 4:30-5:30 pm in Oren Gateway 100 and Atrium

Please join us for camaraderie and celebration as we kick-off another school year! We will have food (pizza) and refreshments. This will be an opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn about upcoming opportunities as we start another school year together and build our community of learners. All are invited: students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Education Program.

An R.S.V.P to <> would be very helpful, but not required.

Full-year Metro pass deal for new day students

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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

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

Tomorrow: 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.

Dixie Shafer: A Passion for Teaching and Learning, Episode 13 of the Augsburg Podcast

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The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Subscribe on Itunes.

Listen Here to Dixie Shafer: A Passion for Teaching and Learning,

Study in NYC this Spring Break

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Travel to NYC. Earn Credit. Spring Break!
Join the program Roots to Rap: Islam in America for a spring break you’ll never forget. Explore the neighborhoods of New York, meet with religious leaders, community organizers, and engage with the history of Islam in America!

This program will meet throughout spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options:
HIS 212 Topics: Roots to Rap: Islam in America (fulfills humanities requirement),
RLN 205 Topics: Roots to Rap: Islam in America (fulfills Search for Meaning II requirement)
Professor Maheen Zaman

The program cost is $1499 and covers round-trip airfare, lodging, most meals, and all program activities. There is no extra tuition charge for full-time undergraduate students.

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Follow Study Abroad/Away on Instagram & FB

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The Study Abroad & Away office Instagram and Facebook pages is a great way to see what your fellow Auggies are up to on their study programs around the world, and get details about events, scholarships, programs and more!

Check it out and follow us!

Global Auggies Instagram page

Payroll Notice For 2018-2019 Academic Year – For all Faculty, Staff and Student Workers

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With the pay date of September 14th being the first payroll of the Academic Year, which can be the first paycheck for many new employees, we ask that everyone review their paystubs for accuracy. If you feel you were not paid correctly please stop by the Payroll office, Science Hall – 148 or email

Student Workers
The September 14th pay date is for any hours worked through pay period ending 09/08/2018, these hours are considered summer hours. Please make sure you have been paid for all summer worked hours, if you were not paid please check with your manager to ensure they set up a summer position for you.

Any hours worked in the current pay period 09/09/2018 – 09/22/2018 will be paid on September 28th. These hours are considered Work Study hours and will be throughout the Academic Year. Please make sure when logging into Kronos you are selecting a Work Study position, if you do not see a Work Study position, please notify your supervisor as this could create payroll issues.

Please contact Natalie Dinky or Nathan Hall anger in Academic Affairs if you believe there is an issue with your payroll. The Academic Affairs office is responsible for all Faculty/Adjunct related compensation.

Additional Payroll Items
Parking deductions began on the 09/14/2018 check for the Academic year, please review your stub and email if you feel there is an error.

Please review your W-4 withholdings shown in the bottom left corner of your pay stub. You can make changes to this at any time in the year. Forms are available in the Payroll office, Science Hall – 148 or visit the Administrative Accounting/Payroll webpage to print and complete a form.

We also ask that you please review your pay stub for accuracy regarding your Legal Name and report any errors regarding name and/or address to Human Resources,

Thank you and please contact if you need any further assistance.

In Search of Buddha’s Daughters

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Announcing the Fall 2018 Batalden Book Club!

Please join us for a discussion of Christine Toomey’s “In Search of Buddha’s Daughters” on Wed., November 28th, from noon to 2pm (location TBD). The book club is open to all staff and faculty; it is limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis. If you’re interested, please email Bibiana Koh, current Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, at

For more information on the book, please see the link below. You may also watch this brief video to learn more about the book:

Event Announcements

Fall On-campus Career & Internship Fair – Registration Open

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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


Transit Fair on Wed., Sept. 19 – Auggies love Transit.

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You’ll want to be at the Transit Fair! Meet reps from HourCar, Metro Transit, Van Share, and Nice Ride to learn more about Transit Options. Student reps from the Environmental Action Committee will be there with information on the Bike Share and Metro Transit Card Share program.
Wed., Sept. 19, 10 am-2 pm, Quad (Rain site – Christensen Center)

Free $$ 4U: Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshops Sept. 19 & 20

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Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshops Sept 19 & 20

Come learn all about how study abroad works at Augsburg, and about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad, where you can win $5000-$8000 for your experience. You’ll leave with a great start on your essays and ideas for programs that will meet your requirements. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all US citizens who are Pell Grant eligible.


Wednesday, Sept 19
12:30 – 1:30pm
LIN 301

Thursday, Sept 20
3:45 – 4:45pm
LIN 301

There is a pile of money on the floor! Will you pick it up?
Questions before the workshop?


Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

Keeping Track of Auggies

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