Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Spring 2019 parking permit sale dates

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Upcoming parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Spring 2019:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Part Time $126 per semester
Full Time $252 per semester

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate student parking permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
$61 per semester

Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

First Year Commuter permits on sale December 20th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
***First year resident students are ineligible to have their vehicles on campus***

Luther Hall Underground lot permits:
$470 per semester
Oren Gateway Underground lot permits:
$505 per semester
Underground permit Sale Dates:
Senior students: December 17th at 9:00am
Adult undergraduate and graduate students: December 17th at 9:00am
Junior students: December 18th at 9:00am
Sophomore students: December 19th at 9:00am
Faculty and Staff: December 20th at 9:00am

Teaching and Learning

Reminder: Wednesday’s EDTalk

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Don’t forget to stop by on Wednesday before the Faculty Meeting to listen to John Zobitz speak on “Data Visualization as an Ethical Act”. This presentation will showcase visualizations spanning from the 19th century to today and beyond.

Wednesday, December 5th | EDTalk with John Zobitz | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

Zoom: Meeting ID 987-896-017

The EDTalks take place before the Faculty Meetings and are a great opportunity to sip your coffee while learning and becoming inspired! For more on these talks and other CTL events, visit our website.


Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Session: Dec. 4

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Upcoming URGO Summer Research Info Session:
December 4th @ 6pm in OGC 100

Get the scoop on writing a strong application! And pizza!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program is also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance.

URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2019 to be eligible.

In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact to set up an appointment.

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

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Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity for you to consider: the Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit in Minneapolis
Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are four sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from youth development to community organizing to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.

For more information –

Apply to one or more of the intern sites through Handshake,

Note: Priority deadline for applications due December 7. Following that date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as the positions are open.

General Announcements

Looking for an internship at a nonprofit?

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If you’re passionate about helping farm animals and/or veg eating and are looking for an exciting internship for the spring, Compassionate Action for Animals might be for you! You’ll get experience in event organization, fund raising, networking, and more. To learn more about the organization, go to, to inquire about the internship, email, and to talk to someone who’s already done the internship, email

Student clubs can receive $10/hour volunteering with ESC

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Join the Environmental Stewardship Committee for our first ever waste audit. A waste audit is (also called a waste sort or trash audit) is a way to assess what is in our campus garbage and what could be diverted from the waste stream through recycling, composting, or reduction. We will focus primarily on the organics recycling collected from Christensen Center. Student clubs can receive $10/hour for every individual who comes and volunteers. We need approximately 10 volunteers each hour to come help. SIGN UP HERE!

Safety: Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dirty in. We will provide stick proof gloves that protect against pokes from sharp objects.
Date: December 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Location: Meet at the loading docks at Christensen Center

Water Policy

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Beginning January 1st, vending machines will no longer offer bottled water. Please reach out to with questions, comments, and ideas moving forward.

Sparkling and other “enhanced” water will continue to be available around campus.

Minneapolis tap water, which consistently meets or exceeds safe drinking water standards, is available in drinking fountains for FREE! Students who need a refillable water bottle can pick one up at the Campus Cupboard (see hours:, thanks the Environmental Action Committee’s Water Bottle Share program.

This is the next phase of the University’s Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017. Learn more at:

Event Announcements

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 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

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to Abdulkadir Sharif – Gilman Scholarship Winner

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The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Abdulkadir Sharif from Augsburg University was selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad this Spring 2019. Abdul is a double major in Political Science and International Relations. He will be studying this spring on CGEE’s own semester program in Southern Africa: Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind.

This is actually the SECOND prestigious international scholarship Abdul has won this year – he was awarded the Boren Scholarship for this summer and fall. The Boren Scholarships are an initiative of the National Security Education Program and provide funding for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Abdul studied Swahili intensively at the University of Florida this summer and is continuing his language learning in Tanzania this semester.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Since 2008, fifty five Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $215,500.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad


For sale: iPad Pro 12.9 inch and Apple Pencil

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iPad Pro 12.9 inch (first generation)
128 GB
black/space gray
Wifi only

Includes: white Apple Smart Cover, charger, lightning cable, original boxes
Normal wear and tear but well cared for
Asking $450


Apple Pencil (first generation)
Excellent for artists, sketching, writing, marking up documents
Compatible with iPad (2018) and all iPad Pros prior to models announced this October
Excellent condition, also with original box
Asking $50 with iPad Pro or $60 separately

Contact me at if interested.