Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot Closures Thursday and Friday (October 18th and 19th)

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For the MEA event that Admissions is hosting on campus this week Thursday, and Friday, some of our lots will be closed and reserved for the guests. Beginning Thursday morning, at 6:00am, lots A and G will be barricaded and signed for the guests to use throughout their event time. Friday evening at 10:00pm, the barricades will be taken down and the lots will be available again to the authorized permit holders. If you typically park in those lots, the institution would like to encourage you to use lots D, L, M, or O. If you are able to use public transportation for your commute to work these days, that would also help reduce the volume of vehicles on campus as well. If you are a carpool permit holder at Augsburg, you will have received an email with additional parking options as well.

With large events such as this one, and the limited parking space we have, please anticipate challenges finding parking during these times.

Thank you!

Teaching and Learning

Last Chance to RSVP for Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright

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The first installment in the “Speaking of Sabbatical” series will feature Professor Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright from the Department of Biology. She will discuss her sabbatical project focused on Discipline Based Education Research. Lunch is provided, but few seats remain.

Thursday, October 25, 2018;
Marshall Room


Course Tune-Ups Offered for Free

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Faculty, mid-term is an excellent time for a course tune-up. Seventeen faculty members currently serve as classroom consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

CTL Classroom Consulting

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

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The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2019 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 3-6 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 103572BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website ( ) by January 11, 2019.

Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

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The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2019-2020 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to by March 15, 2019:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at

General Announcements

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.

Heritage Day on Oct. 24, “The Many Foundings of Augsburg University”

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What do words like “founding” mean at a place like Augsburg? If, as a Lutheran institution, we believe in the concept of “semper reformanda” (always reforming), then shouldn’t we say that Augsburg has had multiple “foundings”—not only physically, but intellectually and theologically?

Augsburg history professor Phil Adamo will explore these questions in the 2018 Heritage Day Talk, offering examples from his new book, Hold Fast to What is Good: A History of Augsburg University in 10 Objects, written for the upcoming celebration of Augsburg’s 150th anniversary.

Please join us for this free event on Wednesday, October 24th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Hagfors Center 150. A reception will follow the presentation.

Learn More at

To help with preparations, please register in advance through the link below

Register for the 2018 Heritage Day with this link below:

Attend Seminary & Divinity School Day on November 15

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Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Are you considering pastoral ministry? Are you interested in the intersection of nonprofit or sustainability work and faith? Whether you are curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

Join us for Seminary and Divinity School Day on Thursday, November 15. A group of Auggies will travel to St. Olaf College on November 15th. There we will gather with students from other area colleges to meet with representatives from at least 7 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection and conversation!

This event is free and includes lunch. Transportation to St. Olaf College will be provided to those who pre-register through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm.

For more information, visit our website at

REGISTER SOON THROUGH THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Questions? Email

Spend Spring semester abroad – apply by Nov 1

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The application deadline for the following spring semester abroad programs is November 1.

CGEE in Mexico: Liberal Arts, Education, or Social Work tracks available. Perfect for sophomores, and most majors

CGEE in Central America: Poli Sci, Spanish, History, Religion, Gender studies courses.

CGEE in Southern Africa: Poli Sci, History, Religion, Gender studies, Science with Lab, Yoga, and Internship courses.

The tuition for these programs is LOWER than on-campus. Financial aid applies and additional scholarships are available.

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

November 6 elections

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Minnesota holds its midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 6. Information about how to register, where to vote, sample ballot – and more, is available from the Minnesota Secretary of State website,

Student living on campus can vote in the precinct for Augsburg and register online or on Election Day. Augsburg will provide the City of Minneapolis Board of Election with a list of resident students.

Augsburg will be the voting place for its local precinct – Marshall room, Christensen Center.

Event Announcements

Charanga Tropical at Augsburg, Cuban music and dance

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You are invited to a very special evening of Cuban music and dance with the amazing Charanga Tropical band on Saturday, October 20th, 7:00pm, Foss Center. Augsburg students FREE with I.D.
The evening will also feature a special address by Miguel Fraga, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by: MN Cuba Committee, Augsburg Spanish Department, National Network on Cuba and Witness for Peace.

Workshop: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities

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“Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities” – presented by Dixie Shafer and Kirsten O’Brien of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO).

Tues., Nov. 6, 3:40-4:50 Room OGC 113 or
Wed., Nov. 7, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 111

Each workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you. Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email:

Workshop: StrengthsFinder – Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM

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“StrengthsFinder*: Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM” – presented by Emily Reinert of the Strommen Center.

Tues., Oct. 23, 3:40-4:50 Room OGC 113 or
Wed., Oct. 24, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 113

*Please contact prior to workshop to get a StrengthsFinder code to fully participate.

Each workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you.
Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email:

Friday: Walk with Strommen Staff Over to the Government & Non Profit Career Fair

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Government & Non Profit Career Fair
Friday, October 19
10:00 – 3:00 (stop by anytime and stay for as long as you are able)
U of M, Coffman Memorial Building (7 minute walk from Augsburg)

** Getting to the Fair: Strommen Career & Internship Staff will be walking over groups of students at 9:45, 11:00 and 1:00 pm. (walk distance is 7 minutes) Meet in Suite 100, Christensen Center

FREE and open to all students and alumni. This fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies.

To see what employers are participating, schedule and details of presentations and more.. visit


Register on Handshake

What’s at Stake on the Sixth?

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Democracy Augsburg Teach-in: What’s at Stake on the Sixth!?

The Midterm Elections.

If you aren’t aware of what the midterm elections are, no worries! Here at the Sabo Center, we broke it down into an easily understandable, short guide:

U.S. presidents serve four year terms. In between these terms there is a midterm election. Participation during these elections tend to be lower than general elections, but they are very important!

During the midterm election:

Members of the U.S House of Representatives are up for election.
Most U.S. states elect their governors.
In addition, the political landscape may change because the president’s party may lose seats in both houses of Congress; this might change which party is in control of the legislature. This, in turn, will impact the president’s ability to pursue an agenda during the second half of his/her term.

Augsburg University’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship welcomes everyone to a presentation by political science professor Andrew Aoki, followed by a discussion about the midterm elections. This will take place on October 19th, at Oren Gateway Center – room 100, between 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The 2018 midterm elections will bring forward many important issues to discuss and vote on. Topics at “What’s at Stake on the Sixth?” might include:

Donald Trump’s presidency
International Affairs

Let’s talk: consequences, redistricting, implications for control of Congress, the presidency, presidential-congressional relations, Supreme Court, and myriad public policies.

If you want to discuss these or other issues, and to understand the importance of the midterm elections, we will see you at What’s at Stake on the Sixth.

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Community garden workday, Friday 1:30-4pm

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It’s going to be a beautiful day! Take a break and enjoy some outside time and exercise in the community garden. We need to dig up and loosen the soil in all 30 of our in-ground beds, and we’re hoping to make more progress before the snow flies.

Great way to use your community service hours! Join us at any time and stay for however long you can.

Sign up here so we have enough shovels:

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

Pop Up Choir rehearsal today for chapel

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Pop-Up Choir Invitation: All singers (students, staff and faculty) are invited to sing in a pop-up choir in chapel on Friday, October 19 at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

We will hold a rehearsal in Hoversten Chapel today from 12:00 – 12:30 pm. If you are able, please join us for this rehearsal as we prepare to sing “Marvelous Things” or just come and sing on Friday! Darrell Gillespie of Hope Academy will be our guest preacher on Friday.

The rehearsal will be led by Sonja Thompson, University Organist. If you have questions, please call me at 612-330-1732 or email at

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MEA Open House Events – October 18 and 19

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Great news! MEA is happening today and tomorrow, and Augsburg is hosting open house events for more than 200 students and their families on Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19. If you see folks on campus looking like they’re not sure where they’re going, please take a minute to greet them. The event’s schedule allows for three different event start times, so visitors will be arriving and departing at varying times throughout the two days.

To help our guests find parking during their campus visit, we will be dedicating a number of spots in Augsburg’s surface lots on those days. (Information about the specific parking lots affected has been posted.) Employees with campus parking passes are encouraged to park in Augsburg’s off-campus parking lots on Franklin Avenue, as you are able, on those two days. See the campus map for the locations of those two lots:

Employees are also encouraged to take public transit if you are able on those two days, or work from home if appropriate and approved by your supervisor.

The Enrollment team is excited to meet these potential new Auggies. We’re grateful to all of you for helping make their Augsburg experience a positive one!

Thank you,

Robert J. Gould
Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
Augsburg University

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Students: apply to work with Campus Kitchen

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Campus Kitchen, an organization that reduces food waste on campus and provides food to community members in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, is hiring student workers for two 7-8hrs/week positions. Read more and apply by clicking the link below. Questions? Email;jsessionid=774EFB7693744F917D5A6DF8FAC73D29?JOBID=103581#pageTop