Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot G closed Wednesday, Oct 31st

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Beginning Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00am, lot G will be barricaded for an event that is being hosted at Augsburg. The event’s permitted guests will use lot G from 6:00am until 6:00pm. At 6:00pm, the barricades will be taken down and the lot will be available again to the authorized permit holders. If you typically park in this lot, the institution would like to encourage you to use lots D or L during the time listed.

Thank you!

Teaching and Learning

Katie Bishop for Next EDTalk

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Just prior to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th, Katie Bishop give a brief discussion on the impact of class status for students navigating higher education. The talk will focus on specific student outcomes and offer suggestions for supporting students in the classroom.

Grab a coffee and come to Hagfors 151 ready to listen and learn. The talk begins at 3:20 and finishes just in time for the meeting.

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


Looking for Computer Science Courses?

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Beginning with the current registration period, all Computer Science (CSC) courses will be listed in the Records & Registration system under the broader department heading of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. This move was brought about by the recent merger of the Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science Departments.

General Announcements

Don’t Forget to Complete Your Service Hours: Volunteer with MNUDL

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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:

● 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

Standing in Solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish Community

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On Saturday, October 27, a gunman killed several people and wounded others in an anti-Semitic attack during a Sabbath service at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Augsburg Hillel understands that this is a frightening time for Jewish students on campus as our sense of safety feels threatened.

If you need resources or to talk, please reach out to any of the leadership of Augsburg Hillel or to the staff of the Center for Wellness and Counseling. We’re here for you during this tragic time.

Event Announcements

Tuesday: Social Security Information Session

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On October 30th, Rhonda Whiteneck, of the Social Security Administration, will return to Augsburg to 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 30 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Where: OGC 100

Questions? Contact

Practice Your Interview Skills – Register Now

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Students are invited to participate in a one-on-one Mock Interview on campus!
Thursday, November 8th
Schedule a 20 minute slot between 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Applying to on-campus jobs? Internships? Full-time positions?

Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations and the Alumni Board. Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as, other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role! In
addition, students will have an opportunity to have their resume reviewed by an employer.

Register early as space is limited

Register early as space is limited

What Happens When We Die?–Interfaith Meal and Conversation

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What Happens When we Die?
Interfaith community meal and conversation
Tuesday, Oct 30, 5:30-7:30pm
Cedar Commons (2001 Riverside Ave, lower level)

All are welcome to gather around a meal and share in conversation about religious beliefs and cultural practices around the topic of death and dying.

Co-hosted by: West Bank CDC Women’s Group, Augsburg University Campus Ministry and Trinity Lutheran Congregation.

With questions, please contact

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Note: This service has been replaced by an Interfaith Vigil in Honor of Pittsburgh Jewish Community.

Please join campus ministry for an interfaith prayer vigil at 10:40am in Hoversten chapel. This vigil provides space for lament, for honoring the Pittsburgh Jewish community, for recommitting ourselves to work against hate and anti-Semitic violence, and to building solidarity across differences in our community.


Interfaith Vigil in Honor of Pittsburgh Jewish Community

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Please join campus ministry for an interfaith prayer vigil at 10:40 a.m. in Hoversten chapel. This vigil provides space for lament, for honoring the Pittsburgh Jewish community, for recommitting ourselves to work against hate and anti-Semitic violence, and to building solidarity across differences in our community.

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.


Apply by November 15

Info, Scholarship, and Application info here

Spend your Spring Semester Abroad. Apply by November 15

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It’s not too late to apply for spring semester abroad!

The application deadline for the following spring semester abroad programs is November 15.

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

It’s Model UN application time

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Apply now to take the spring semester Model UN course, POL 368. Members of this class will travel together to participate in the 59th Midwest Model United Nations from February 20-23, 2019, held in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in February. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

For more information about the course, contact professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to St. Louis.

Apply by December 1

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

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Assist with Debate Tournaments for Extra $

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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).

Assist with Debate Tournaments for Extra $