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 B, C, K and L
Faculty Staff: D, G and L

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.

Augsburg Parking Updates

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Augsburg has reached their parking capacity so Parking Services would like to notify that current requests for parking permits are unfortunately being denied. The Department of Public Safety is working to find solutions moving forward to be able to accommodate our community as best as possible. We thank you for your patience during this time and through the busy transition into the new academic year.

If you have a visitor or guest coming to campus, lot E is available for short term visits, up to 3 hours per day. Visitors need to come to the Public Safety window in the Urness/Mortensen lobby to obtain a permit. This lot is also a first come, first serve basis and there are only a limited number each day we can issue out. If it is full when they arrive, we do not have any additional on campus parking available to them.

Please refer your guest(s) to surrounding city street areas with the understanding that they will have to abide by the city’s restrictions and be subject to their enforcement if found in violation. There are pay ramps nearby at the U of M campus that your visitors will be welcome to use. We also encourage you to advise your guests and visitors to use alternate transit options.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please email The typical response time is 2 business days, but we ask for added patience with the increased volume of emails and communication we are experiencing.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Augsburg Parking Services

Notification of lot L access change on Tuesday, September 25th

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Walking access to campus from lot L will be closed on Tuesday, September 25th due to construction. Alternate routes that will be accessible are the sidewalk along riverside, and also along Butler place. Please use the alternate routes listed and contact DPS at 612-330-1717 if you have any questions or concerns.

Teaching and Learning

Class visit request

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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

Scaffolding Strategies for Integrative Learning Experiences – This Wednesday, 9/26

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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 on Wednesday, September 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in OGC 100. 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.

Link to Zoom session on Scaffolding

General Announcements

Open Ice

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Due to current construction in the Augsburg ice arena, open ice time is available for all students at the Highland Arena (800 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. The week of September 17th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for women’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for men’s open hockey. Until the completion of Augsburg Rink A, the M/W and T/Th schedule will alternate weekly between men’s open hockey and women’s open hockey. All students are welcome to participate and will need to provide their own gear (skates, helmet, pads, etc.).

Volunteers Needed This Weekend – Earn Community Service Hours + Free Pizza

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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.

You do not need debate experience to judge! We train volunteers at every tournament.

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:

● September 22nd: MDTA Jamboree (Wayzata High School)

Later Opportunities:

● 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, or sign up here:

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

Visit us in Foss Office 18 |

Volunteer With Us

Recruiting for STEM Peer Mentoring

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Are you a STEM student interested in having or being a peer mentor?

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program and official Augsburg student organization, which focuses on providing support to first year, second year and transfer students as they navigate their academic and career life in preparation for success inside and outside of the classroom. (Augsburg’s STEM majors are: biology, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics). Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (See link below).

Students in the program are asked to commit 5-6 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee/mentor, attend orientation and group meetings, go to STEM events and/or participate in fun, de-stress activities!

To join the STEM Peer Mentoring program please complete the application below by Thursday, 9/27. Questions can be sent to

STEM Peer Mentoring Application

LSAMP NSS Funding for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, bio-psychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics.

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
(1) Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
(2) US citizen or permanent resident.
(3) Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at or complete our application (See link below) .

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in NSS programming.

North Star STEM Application

Study Abroad & Away Deadlines: Oct 1 & Nov 1

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Study Abroad & Away deadlines for Spring semester programs are coming up:

October 1 – all SPRING SEMESTER 2019 program applications due

November 1 -all SPRING BREAK short-term program applications are due
& Final Deadline for CGEE Spring Semester programs in Mexico, Central America & Southern Africa

For questions about your study abroad options or applications, please email, or stop by the Study Abroad & Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Study Abroad & Away homepage

Event Announcements

Story Circle TONIGHT

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You are invited to take part in a story circle that will help shape a new original musical theater piece about Augsburg. Help us create a play that tells authentic and diverse stories about what Augsburg means to all of us! Contact Sonja Thompson at for questions or to rsvp.

Friday, September 21 at 7:00pm — Anderson Music Hall, MUE 3 (choir room)

National Voter Registration Day – Tuesday, Sept. 25

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Student Affairs, Sabo Center and Student Government reps will be tabling on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10-2 pm for National Voter Registration Day. Stop by and learn about registering to vote, where to vote, who’s on the ballot – and the “Ballot Bowl.” The Ballot Bowl is hosted by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, to encourage college and university students to vote! Augsburg was 4th among private colleges last time – register to vote or pledge to vote.

What do you have in common with the class of 1968?

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The never-ending showdown between Baby Boomers and Millennials will finally come to an end with the help of Augsburg’s class of 1968. Find out more about the huge, and hugely influential, generation with Homecoming 2018’s first Auggie Talk that will occur on Friday, October, 12 from 3:30pm-4:15pm in Sateren Auditorium. All are welcome!

This talk is hosted by the 50-year reunion class of 1968. Surprisingly you’ll find how much the two generations have in common! Five members of the class of 1968 will each present a 3-5 minute story of how their time at Augsburg influenced what they have done personally and professionally over the past 50 years. Each has pursued different paths since leaving Augsburg while impacting the world in meaningful ways. Topics will range from Vietnam to Social Activism to Diversity.

Join Physics Students for a Rocketry Video Conference

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First-year Physics students and members of Society of Physics Students (SPS)will be gathering in the Physics Lounge, which is located in HC 130 (Hagfors Center, 1st floor, North wing), at 4:30pm to participate in a high-powered rocketry video conference.

We strongly encourage and welcome students, regardless of their major, who are interested in building/launching rockets to come join our team and participate in this conference! It will be a valuable learning experience and will provide a great opportunity for those interested in high-powered rocketry.

If you have any questions regarding this event or if you have an interest in joining Society of Physics Students (SPS), Augsburg’s Aerospace Club, or both, please email the President of SPS, Noah Aleshire, at

Fall All Hands Meeting, Thursday, September 27

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The fall All Hands meeting is scheduled Thursday, September 27, at 11:30 in Hoversten Chapel. President Pribbenow will discuss fall enrollment results and discuss this year’s strategic initiatives, as well as the work to develop our next strategic plan, Augsburg2025, over the course of this year.

The meeting is open to all Augsburg staff and faculty. Remote access will be available. (The link will be provided next week.) A video replay of the meeting will be made available on the All Hands page within a few business days after the meeting for anyone not able to attend the meeting at the scheduled time.

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Help Fight Food Waste: Volunteer at Open Feasts this Sunday

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Open Feasts is seeking volunteers to help raise awareness about the issue of wasted food at the upcoming Open Streets festival on Nicollet Avenue this Sunday, September 23.

Find out how to volunteer here:

Find out more about Open Feasts and who we are here: