Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Timely Notice: Robbery

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On Monday 10/08/18, DPS received a report of a robbery that occurred on 21st Ave S, near lots A and D. The victim was pushed to the ground and their phone was taken. No weapons were seen or implied, and the suspects fled on foot. For a full copy of the timely notice and safety tips, please visit the Department of Public Safety website

– Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
– Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
– Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you

Remember to call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior.

Department of Public Safety

Teaching and Learning

First EDTalk with Professor Muñoz

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Join us tomorrow, just prior to the faculty meeting, to hear Professor Joaquin Muñoz give a talk on “Radical Kinship and Education: The Art of Connection”.

Grab a coffee and meet us in Hagfors 151 from 3:20-3:35. Come ready to be inspired.

For more information about the pre-faculty meeting EDTalks and other CTL events, please visit the CTL website.


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

Medical School Info Session TOMORROW

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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

General Announcements

Weekend Service Hours + Free Pizza with the 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’re 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: Humboldt Hawks (Humboldt HS, St. Paul)
● October 26th & 27th: Rosebowl (Roseville HS, 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!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 |

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Augsburg Total Wellness: Mental Illness Awareness Week

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In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 7-13th), we’d would like to remind faculty and staff of the resources that are available to help address mental health related needs. As always, we want each and every one of our employees to be able to bring their whole selves to work, and part of total well-being is mental wellness. Below are some helpful resources/reminders:

-The Center for Counseling and Wellness offer resources to faculty and staff that can be accessed on their website:
-GuidanceResources (Augsburg’s EAP provider) has a comprehensive resource guide that was distributed back in May, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Access to that resource can found here:
-See the EAP flyer ( for more information available to faculty and staff
-HealthPartners has resources available to members on their website at:
-And lastly, a reminder that eligible staff can use their sick time to attend to both physical and mental health needs as they arise.

Wondering what your body is made of?

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Find out by getting a body composition measurement in the Exercise Science department’s gold standard BodPod! This quick and easy test measures your body mass and volume to calculate how much fat mass and fat-free mass you’re made of. Augsburg’s senior Exercise Science Keystone students will walk you through every step and teach you so much along the way! Sign up outside the fitness center with your first and last name and then meet us in the Kennedy fitness center for your scheduled BodPod appointment! Appointments are available at varying times, Monday through Friday.

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 have information about upcoming programs, deadlines, events, feature stories about students who’ve gone abroad, and resources for students who are still thinking about studying abroad or returning. There’s something for everyone!

Sign up for the Newsletter here!

Event Announcements

Vote for 2018 Homecoming Court

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Happy Homecoming, Auggie!
Vote today through Wednesday for your 2018 Homecoming Royalty!

Homecoming Court is posted on Campus Activity & Orientation at

Vote for the 2018 Augsburg University Homecoming Royalty using this link here:…

Posted by Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg University on Friday, October 5, 2018


Take your Keystone or Religion II 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

More Program Info and Application

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.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
WHERE: Cedar Commons, 2001 Riverside Avenue

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Looking for inspiration?

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Please join us for an “In Conversation with the First Decade Award Recipients” Friday, October 12, 1:50 pm-3:00 pm Sateren Auditorium
Bob Groven will lead a conversation with First Decade Award recipients Joshua Harris (Communications), Killa Marti (International Relations) & Chris Stedman (Religion) about their first decade of life outside of Augsburg. This opportunity to get a glimpse into their tremendous accomplishments thus far is a not to be missed opportunity.

Homecoming Schedule

Looking to be challenged and inspired?

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You are invited to join the class of 1968 who will be presenting their Auggie Talk
The Baby Boom Effect: How 4 Years Affected 50″ in Sateren Auditorium from 3:30pm -4:15 pm Friday, October 12.

Five members from the class of 1968 will each present a 3-5 minute description 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. Some topics will include Vietnam, Diversity, Vocation, Public Leadership, and Social Justice. Following the stories, there will be a chance for conversation and questions.

Michael Arndt ’68, Chair, and Professor of Theatre Arts and Dance at California Lutheran University, is serving as director and one of the speakers and he will be joined by Myrna Sheie ’68, Kim Gudmestad ’68, Ted Johnson ’68, Joey Sylvester ’68, and Augsburg Regent, Judge LaJune Thomas Lange ’75.

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Now Hiring – MNUDL Tournament Staff Position

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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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