Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

No Postings

Teaching and Learning

Due November 1 | Off-campus Course Proposals

submitted by

Interested in teaching an off-campus course abroad or domestically? Proposals are now being accepted for academic year 2019-2020. The deadline for program proposals is November 1st.

You can learn more about the process and begin an online proposal at the following link:

If you have questions or would like to talk through an idea for a program, please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega ( or set up a meeting on the google calendar.

Additional Proposal Resources

Active Learning Immersion Workshop – This Thursday, 10/4, 1:50-3:00 PM

submitted by

Join us for a four-part immersion presentation showcasing faculty expertise in active learning and engagement with students on Thursday, October 4 from 1:50 to 3:00 PM in the East Commons (Christensen Center). Lori Hale (Religion), Jennifer Diaz (Education), Matthew Maruggi (Religion), and Lyz Wendland (Art) will offer immersion experiences designed to teach techniques and strategies for active learning for students. Along with experiencing the techniques directly, participants will also receive handouts outlining the strategies, and reflection time to discuss the use of the techniques.

University Course Survey Information: Final Group Session Oct 4

submitted by

Faculty and staff, and students, are invited to an information session in advance of the October 10th faculty meeting to vote on adopting a new end of term survey form for university wide feedback on courses. Based on over a year of analysis of research, pilot testing, and input from students and colleagues, this form is designed to measure student satisfaction with course experiences. It is not a form designed to measure teaching effectiveness or student learning; those purposes will be served through customized department and individual faculty data collection.
There is one remaining (of 3) listening sessions: October 4 from 10-11 in Cedar Room. We welcome questions and feedback prior to the faculty meeting. If you cannot attend any of these please contact a committee member directly. Send questions to The working group is: Scott Krajewski, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Terrance Kwame-Ross, Kristin Chamberlin, Ben Denkinger and Diane Pike.
(There was an error in previous update. The session is Oct 4 not Oct 9.)

Request a Study Abroad/Away Class Visit Today

submitted by

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

General Announcements

Payroll Reminders – For all Faculty, Staff and Student Workers

submitted by

The pay date of September 28th can be the first paycheck for many new employees, so we ask that everyone please 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 09/28/18 pay date is for any hours worked 09/09/2018 – 09/22/18 and/or for any late unpaid summer hours. If you worked any hours 09/09 – 09/22/2018 and you were not paid, please email the payroll office at

If you are having any difficulties logging your worked hours into Kronos, please email the payroll office at

Please contact Natalie Dinki or Nathan Hallanger 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.

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.

National Voter Registration day a success

submitted by

Auggies are engaged! For National Voter Day activities, 62 students registered to vote, and 35 students pledged to vote. Auggie engagement continues with Democracy Augsburg – a series of Teach-ins, Workshops, and Events that focus on the mid-term elections in 2018 and other ways we can engage civically and influence our democracy.

Faculty/Staff Please Submit Your Alumni Volunteers for the Month of September

submitted by

Every month the Alumni Relations Office records the alumni who stay engaged with the campus by volunteering their time. This information assists the college in securing grants and other funding for the University. If you or someone you know has brought back an alumni to volunteer in your classroom or at an event this month; please email with their name and how many hours they volunteered.

We are looking for any alumni who have volunteered already in the month of September or will be volunteering before October 1st. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our records up-to-date!

Oct. 1 last day for Full-year Metro pass deal for new day students

submitted by

October 1 is that last day for a full-year discounted Metro pass for new day first-years and transfer students. 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

Open Ice Time

submitted by

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 24th, the facility is reserved Monday and Wednesday for men’s open hockey, while Tuesday and Thursday will be for women’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.).

Make a Difference for Twin Cities Public Schools – Volunteer with MNUDL

submitted by

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 |

Volunteer with Us

ACR Homes Recruiting Employees

submitted by

MAKING A DIFFERENCE… ACR Homes has been voted ”No. 1 WORKPLACE IN MN” twice and has amazing opportunities working with people who have disabilities for current students and soon to be graduates looking for a rewarding and flexible job, meaningful Internship, or a life changing career. Opportunities are available to start now, this Summer, after Graduation, or next Fall. Stop by the Christensen Center Friday (9/28) between 10a-1p to learn more or contact Phil Baumgarn at 651-294-4727 or

Study Abroad & Away Deadlines: Oct 1 & Nov 1

submitted by

Study Abroad & Away Deadlines: Oct 1 & Nov 1

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

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

submitted by

How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for September

submitted by

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

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – apply by Oct 2

submitted by

The Gilman Scholarship for study abroad is $5000-$8000 for a semester or summer program abroad. US Citizens who are Pell Grant eligible may apply.

The application deadline is October 2. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to earn serious funds for your program abroad.

Do you have questions about the application? Want someone to read through your essay before you submit? Contact the Study Abroad office in Oyate Commons in Christensen Center, or email

Gilman Scholarship Info and Application

Event Announcements

Raise Money For Your Team, Department, or Organization

submitted by

Give to the Max Day 2018 begins on November 1st! Over the past five years, Augsburg has raised more than $1.5 million through our online giving pages. If you are interested in raising money for your team, department, or student organization through this online giving event, please attend one of the following informational sessions.

Monday, Oct. 1 – 11:00-12:00 OGC100
Tuesday, Oct. 2 – 10:00-11:00 OGC100
Wednesday, Oct. 3 – 2:00-3:00 OGC112
Friday, Oct. 5 – 9:30-10:30 OGC112

Bring your laptop and we can help you set up a page within the hour!

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Bogen ’09 at

Yoga on the Hagfors Center Lawn 9.29.18 (Gundale Chapel in case of weather)

submitted by

On Sept. 29, 2018, the Young Alumni Council will host Yoga on the Lawn of the beautiful new Hagfors Center for Science, Business & Religion from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Council is excited to bring alumna, and renowned yoga instructor Halen Bower back to campus to instruct a stimulating hour! This event is free and also open to current students.

In case of rain or cold weather, this event will be moved into the new Gundale Chapel in the Hagfors Center.

Please register at the link below:

Compete for Great Prizes in the Adventurous Auggie Fun Run 10.13.18

submitted by

Are you a fan of the Tough Mudder, Amazing Race or Warrior Dash? Maybe it’s time for you to be an Adventurous Auggie! The family-friendly Adventurous Auggie Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 13 during Homecoming will take you all over campus, completing trivia, overcoming obstacles and working as a team to cross the finish line.


We have confirmed gift certificates to our favorite local restaurants including: Pizza Luce, Jimmy John’s, Jambo Kitchen, Aviand’s, Campus Cafe, Dilla’s & Keefer Court Bakery.

Register today:

Fall Blood Drive 10/3 – Donors Needed

submitted by

HELP!! Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for its annual fall blood drive and we still need donors! Please help save lives and consider donating blood. The blood drive will be in the East Commons on Wednesday 10/3/18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please sign up on-line at and enter sponsor code 0027. You can also call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time. Please consider donating blood to help save lives.

MVNA Flu Shot Clinic – Monday 10/1

submitted by

The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes our community partners from the MN Visiting Nurse Association for the first of two scheduled flu shot clinics on campus. Please get your flu shot on Monday 10/1 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm in the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. Most insurances are accepted or $38 cash or check. The clinic is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is needed. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID. Stay healthy this flu season and get your flu shot. The second clinic will be on Thursday 10/25/18.

The Opioid Epidemic

submitted by

A Personal Look into the Opioid Epidemic: Loss, Empathy, and a Call to be Better

Bridget Duffy Undergraduate Student University of Minnesota, Neuroscience

October 2, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Hagfors Center 150A

Bridget grew up watching her older brother’s addiction progress from his age of 15 until his sudden death last year at age 30. This is an intimate view into the life of a Minnesota resident and one of the 72,000 overdose deaths of 2017. She will speak of how addiction impacts the person suffering as well as those that love them, and tie this into her passion for healthcare and incarceration in hopes to educate, create more empathy, and de-stigmatize addiction.

Demystifying Social Security Information Sessions

submitted by

Back by popular demand! Rhonda Whiteneck, of the Social Security Administration, will present a comprehensive look at Social Security benefits and the role they play in retirement. The presentation will include a look at how your age at retirement affects your benefits, who else is eligible to receive a benefit, and how you enroll. In addition, Rhonda will discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, touching on penalties, creditable drug coverage and how Medicare affects HSA participants.

Not sure if you should attend? Are you planning to retire – soon or sometime in the future? Do you have parents, friends, etc. who will be retiring and could use a few pointers? Are you unsure how your and your spouse’s Medicare benefits coordinate? Do you have an HSA and wonder what will happen to it when you reach Medicare eligibility age? If you answered yes to any of these, this seminar is for you!​

When: October 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and October 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact

General Mills Information Session

submitted by

Representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 1st from 4:30-6:00 in Hagfors, 351. They are interested in making connections and collecting resumes from juniors and seniors that are majoring or minoring in Computer Science or Management Information Systems. There will be a short presentation, Q & A, and time to network. Sophomores are encouraged to attend to learn about future openings.

Positions are posted on Handshake and students are encouraged to apply prior to the event. They also will be collecting resumes on Monday.

To join this event log into Handshake. Pizza will be provided.



Alumni Hosting: Optum (United Health) Info Session

submitted by

Plan to attend an information and networking session with Augsburg alumni
Mubarik Hassan ’18, Nazih Safi ’17, Justin Lochner ’13, and Yibralem Tesfaye ’15
on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:30-5:30 in Hagfors Center 351.

They will provide an overview of Optum, including the Consulting Development Program, which they are a part of. In addition, there will be time for questions and networking! Open to all students and majors.

Treats will be provided.

Optum Info & Networking Session

Optum Info & Networking Session

Take your Keystone or Religion II in Guatemala on Spring Break

submitted by

Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit! Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala! Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.
This program will meet a few times in spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options: RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors Program Fee: $3,200 This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, , all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply by November 1

More Program Info and Application

Keeping Track of Auggies

No Postings


Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

submitted by

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.

Pay: $11.00/hr *+ Free Food!

● (Non-Augsburg students will receive $11/hr, Augsburg students will receive the Augsburg student employment rate)
● 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).

Learn More

Will pay: Two Strong People for Moving on Help (Oct 5 or 6)

submitted by

I will pay $100 each for what I expect to be 2 or 3 hours of moving (mostly light-weight) furniture out of my home in Crystal/Golden Valley/Robbinsdale area to a storage unit, or possibly to a new location in Minneapolis.

Items to be moved:
1 heavy antique trunk
1 antique wood pie safe cabinet
1 antique wood desk
1 spin exercise bike
1 IKEA dresser
1 small metal kitchen table & 2 chairs
1 queen size bed (my 20 year old daughter moved this herself, so not very heavy)

Possibly 1 coffee table (slightly heavy) and 1 art desk (wood top is heavy).

If interested, please text 612-723-9463 or email

Thank you,
Christy Mattingly