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

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

How Class Matters at Augsburg: EdTalk

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On Wednesday, November 7th from 3:20-3:35, Katie Bishop will give a talk about the impact of class status for students navigating higher education. She will focus on specific student outcomes and offer suggestions for supporting students in the classroom.

EdTalks are the perfect way to get inspired just before the monthly faculty meetings. Grab your coffee and come for this important discussion.

As always, please visit the CTL website for more about the pre-faculty meeting EdTalks and other CTL events.


URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at or x1446

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

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URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at or x1446.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 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,

Early voting began on Sept. 21 and continues through Nov. 5

Students 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.

Message from President Pribbenow: We stand with our Jewish sisters and brothers

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Dear Friends,

We are grieving. This past week, we witnessed heartbreaking and tragic acts of violence and bigotry, driven by hatred and fear, against Jewish and African American members of our community. We saw blatant efforts to harm and intimidate those with opposing political views. We witnessed, as well, attempts to deny the identities of those who are transgender or gender fluid. During yesterday’s interfaith vigil in the chapel, we stood together in witness to the fear, pain, and devastation rippling through our community and especially through the lives of our Jewish friends and neighbors. This fear is known first hand by far too many in our community–people who do not feel safe, valued for who they are, or seen. We must–and do–stand against the forces of hate and violence.

At this time in our nation’s history, every single voice is needed to send the unmistakably clear message that we reject violent and discriminatory acts and the hate that fuels them. Words matter; silence only gives license to the bigotry.

Actions matter, too. So I join Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA (link below), in inviting each of you to reach out to our Jewish friends, family members, colleagues and students, to share our words of care, support, love, and protection. To all those who fear and grieve this day: We see you, we stand with you, and we will not relent in this fight against hatred nor in our commitment to building a world where all are safe and welcome.

Paul C. Pribbenow

ELCA presiding bishop response to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Practice Your Interview Skills – Register Now

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Students are invited to participate in an 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

Complete This Semester’s Service Hours with the 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:

● 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

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

Event Announcements

TODAY: Shutter Island 7pm

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On Tuesday, October 30th join the Augsburg Psychological Association in watching Shutter Island. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Hagfors 150b. Popcorn and candy will be provided. After the movie there will be an optional discussion opportunity where folks are invited to talk about psychological topics seen in the movie.

Any questions can be directed to

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

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

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Save the Date: November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Norwegian Julefest: Thursday, November 29

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Start off your holiday season with participating at the 5th Annual Julefest, the Twin Cities’ Scandinavian Christmas party!

When: Thursday, November 29
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Watson Block, Minneapolis

After all, our very own institution, Augsburg University, was founded by Norwegian immigrants 150 years ago, and this is a way to celebrate our own heritage and network with the Norwegian (and Scandinavian) community in Minnesota.

We have been asked to recruit 4 volunteers for the evening. This will provide you with free access to the event including food and drinks.

Interested? Please contact Bettine at

I look forward to having you join us!

Julefest Tickets and Registration

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 15

More Program Info and Application

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