Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Got Service Hour Requirements? Volunteer with the MN Urban Debate League

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The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, provides middle and high school students in the Twin Cities with year-round debate programming.

The nonprofit 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)
● October 26th & 27th: Rosebowl (Roseville, MN)
● 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!

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Teaching and Learning

Due November 1 | Off-campus Course Proposals

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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 – TOMORROW, 10/4, 1:50-3:00 PM

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Join us for a four-part immersion presentation showcasing faculty expertise in active learning and engagement with students tomorrow, 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.

Learn more about medical school

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Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided.
Wednesday, October 10th, 6pm-8pm
Hagfors 250

For more information or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at

Today is the Christensen Symposium with Rahuldeep Gill

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All are invited and welcome to this year’s Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium on October 3 with special guest Rahuldeep Gill, Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Campus Interfaith Strategist, Division of Mission and Identity at California Lutheran University.

Morning Event
Christensen Symposium Address by Dr. Gill: “Who Are ‘We?’ A Sikh Perspective on Vocation, Justice and Death”
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Afternoon Event
“Igniting hope in un-hopeful times”: an open conversation with Rahuldeep Gill, facilitated by Fardosa Hassan and Ole Schenk
2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. in the Student Lounge, Christensen Center
About the speaker

Rahuldeep Gill, Ph.D., is a sought-after Speaker, Author, and Igniter for social change, whose life goal is to develop effective and heartful leaders with broad perspectives to drive innovations. Through his lectures and workshops he works to build pluralism and cross-cultural relations to inspire connected communities on campus, in the workplace, and in the marketplace.

He recently published his first book, Drinking from Love’s Cup, with Oxford University Press, and he is currently writing two more books about leadership and pluralism. He is a tenured professor and Campus Interfaith Strategist at California Lutheran University, and is the visiting professor of Sikh Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has twice been voted Cal Lutheran’s Diversity Professor of the Year and lives in Los Angeles with his family.

General Announcements

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

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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

Prudential Financial tabling – Summer 2019 internships

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“Stop by Prudential’s information table on Thursday, 10/4 in the lobby of the Christensen Center between 10:30am and 1:00pm to learn more about their exciting 2019 summer internships and full-time opportunities located in their Plymouth, MN home office. Log into Handshake and search Prudential Financial to view the opportunities.


Event Announcements

Faculty Performance at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater this weekend

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Come out to see new arrangements for Piano, Electronics and Cello by Peter John performing with Cellist Cicely Parnas as Duo Futur along with the phenomenal acapella duo Nation (Jocelyn Hagen and Tim Takach) and chamber musician Sam Bergman (Principal Viola of Minnesota Orchestra).
This Sunday, October 7th at 7pm at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Tickets are $12 and available from the link above

Duo Futur –
Nation –

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Staff—Thursday eat lunch with staff outside of your department

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Join Staff Senate in the Commons over your lunch break to meet new colleagues and learn more about one another and how we work together. It’s a great opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the University, both for new employees and for those that have been here for years. Join us!

Thursday, October 4
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons!

The Eagle and the Condor: From Standing Rock With Love

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The Eagle and The Condor–From Standing Rock with Love. Our evening event will include a virtual introduction from the filmmaker (Kahstosera’a Paulette Moore), broadcast globally to supporters like the Augsburg Native American Film Series, and stories from our students and community members who participated in the fight against DAPL. We look forward to hearing your stories of Standing Rock as part of our conversation after the film. Bring your cell phone to participate in live streaming conversation with the filmmaker and other groups participating in this global experience.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:00-6:25
Virtual Introductions and Screening begins at 6:30
Discussion with Standing Rock participants follows

This event is free to the public

For parking directions visit: You will be parking in Lot L off of 26th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit. For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at Permits are limited in number.

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Fall Blood Drive TODAY 10/3

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Today is the day for the annual fall blood drive. If you have a scheduled appointment, please be sure to bring a photo ID to the donation, drink plenty of fluids and eat good meals before your donation time. There are still walk-in appointment times available so please stop up to East Commons and see if you can get a donation time. The blood drive will be in the East Commons on Wednesday 10/3/18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please consider donating blood to help save lives.

Business majors: earn your Keystone in Guatemala on Spring Break

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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

Event announcements

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

Last day to register: Win $3000 for your student org

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Registration for the 2018 Homecoming Decorating Contest ends TODAY at 4pm! All student groups in good standing are eligible to enter.

1st place prize is $3,000 for your student organization’s 2018-2019 budget.

Space is limited!

Questions? Contact Nancy Huynh (

Rules and Registration

Tom SenGupta Forum: The Moral Imperative of Public Education

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Tom SenGupta Forums focus on bringing forth new understanding of topics that are essential to positive growth of society. We encourage egalitarian participation and learning among inter-generational groups with diverse experiences, talents, and ways of understanding the world. It will take place on Tuesday, October 9th, from 3-4pm at Cedar Commons located at 2001 Riverside Ave.

1st Accounting Club Meeting of the year

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Please join the Student Accounting Club for our first meeting of the year! We will be providing food and playing games: charades and cards against humanity to name a few to kick-off the year. The meeting will be held in Hagfors room 351 from 6-8 pm on Monday, October 15th. In Accounting Club, we will show you why Accounting is fun and different career paths you can take!

Cedar Riverside Exploration with Staff Senate & The Sabo Center

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Join Staff Senate TODAY, October 3, at 3:30 p.m. on a walking tour to learn more about Augsburg’s partnerships and engagement in Cedar Riverside. Participants will also learn about the rich history of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, as well as the best places to enjoy the a wide variety of food, entertainment and East African culture on the West Bank. Co-sponsored by Staff Senate and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship!

When: TODAY, October 3, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Sabo Center, 30 Anderson Residence (lower level of Anderson Residence Hall)

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Norwegian Ambassador Kåre Aas visits on October 4, 2018

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Dear Augsburg Students, Faculty and Staff,

Please join us in welcoming the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kåre Aas, to campus this coming Thursday, October 4.
He will be the guest lecturer in Liz Klages’ Political Science class but due to extended interest we have reserved a larger room in order to host YOU as well!
The lecture will take place in English and Amb. Kåre Aas will share his insights on Norwegian Politics related to current events.

Date: Thursday, October 4
Location: Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Ambassador Kåre Aas
Introducer: Paul Pribbenow
Campus Host: Bettine Hoff Hermanson

We look forward to seeing you there! Alle er velkomne.

—Norway Hub

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Hiring – Flexible Hours, Fun Kids at MN Urban Debate League

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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).

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Jambo under new management

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Our neighborhood restaurant Jambo is under new management with a whole new menu and service style. They are relaunching with a new set of specials targeted at the student community. Everyday after 2pm, students get their choice of wrap or bowl, fries, and 16 oz soda for $10. Looking for a savory snack, get their Jambusa happy hour special of three Jambusas for 6 bucks.
Stop by and see the new changes. Diverse dining and catering options.
Jambo is a social venture that donates 50% of profits to help Minnesotans start businesses, buy houses, and fix their credit. Eating at Jambo, you aren’t only feeding your belly, you are sustaining our community.