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

EDTalk This Afternoon

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Don’t miss the EDTalk today before the Faculty Meeting. Grab your coffee and come to Hagfors 151 at 3:20. John Zobitz will be talking about “Data Visualization as an Ethical Act”. It promises to be informative and entertaining!

ZOOM: Meeting ID 987-896-017

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

For more about the pre-Faculty Meeting EDTalks, as well as other CTL Events, check out our website regularly.


Early registration deadline for River Semester is Dec. 15th

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Sign up by Dec. 15th and receive a $500 early registration discount for the 2019 River expedition, which will travel the length of the Mississippi River, including stops in Hannibal, St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Gulf of Mexico. Students are encouraged to apply for the Pentair Scholarships, with awards of $500 – $3,000 based on strength of the application, financial need, and for underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Visit the Augsburg Abroad website or office for more information or to start your application.

Apply here

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

Mpls. Kids School looking to hire – Tabling Today

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Are you looking for part time work where you WILL make a difference in the lives of children? Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center today, Wednesday, December 5th from 10:30 am- 1:00pm to learn more.

As a Child Care Assistant you will lead activities, maintain safe environments, and build relationships with children and families of Minneapolis Public Schools.

· Positions available at multiple Minneapolis Elementary Schools
· Part time hours with benefit level positions available
· Am shifts, PM shifts, or a combination of both
· Earn $15/hour

To learn more about our employment opportunities contact 612-668-3885

Need A Class For Spring?

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If you are still looking for Spring classes AIS is offering the following courses:
• AIS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies (fulfills a humanities LAF and a Culture and Social Justice elective) MWF 11:10-12:20

• AIS 264 American Indians in the Cinema (fulfills an AIS, film, or Culture and Social Justice elective) T-TH 1:50-3:30 pm

• AIS 405 Indigenous Activism and Resistance in the Americans (fulfills AIS uppder division elective, Keystone and Culture and Social Justice upper division course) MWF 1:50-3:00 pm

American Indian Studies

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

Live and Work In Ecuador For Free After Graduation

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Puente Cultural is offering a large grant to cover the following:

Round trip flights to Ecuador and back
Costs of five week TEFL certification training program at CEDEI
Medical insurance while in Ecuador through CEDEI
Safe and secure housing with an Ecuadorian host family at no cost for July and August, 2018 which includes laundry and internet service
$150 monthly stipend for living expenses from September, 2018 thru June 2019
Additionally, the grant recipient will be paid to teach while living in Ecuador.

The ideal candidate:

Spanish speaker
Graduated from Augsburg by May 2019
Committed to living in Cuenca, Ecuador from July 2019 to June 2020
Demonstrate Financial Need
Interested in helping and teaching children of all ages
Willing to maintain a blog or Facebook page about experience
A recent Auggie Alum is currently in Ecuador with Puente Cultural. Follow her blog here to learn more about her experience.

Interested? Attend the Information Session next Thursday, Dec 13th at 4:30PM in the Nelson Room (next to Einsteins on campus).

For more information contact Ruby Murillo at

Event Announcements

River Semester Students’ Presentation this Thursday evening

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This Thursday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm in the Marshall Room, the group of students from this year’s River Semester will be sharing stories of their adventures, research results, fashion tips, maybe a song or two, and life lessons learned from their epic journey down the Mississippi River. Find out what it takes to complete a full semester of courses while paddling down the river in the midst of a changed climate–with rainstorms, straight-line winds, flash floods, and snow–and the amazing generosity of people we met all along the way.

River Semester Facebook Page

Next Week’s Focused Conversations: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Work

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The December Focused Conversations will focus on three areas of Augsburg’s diversity, inclusion, and equity work:

First, Chief Diversity Officer Joanne Reeck will provide an overview of how Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program has grown and will share feedback from participants about how the program has helped them in their ongoing work at Augsburg.

In addition, the Focused Conversation will include an update from Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success.

Finally, Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS Office, will provide an overview of the work of the Accessibility Subcommittee—which is part of the University Council structure as a subcommittee of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity University Committee.

The sessions are:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access available)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (note change from standard schedule)

See the All Hands page for the remote access link or to add a session to your calendar

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 7

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Study Abroad this summer

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Travel and earn credit this summer! Options around the world and the USA to help you get ahead on credits and graduation requirements. Every program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too! Apply by January 31!

May 12-27, 2019, choose one or two courses:
• PSY 205: Culture and Psychology, Fulfills Social & Behavioral Sciences LAF
• EDC 490/580: School and Society

May 13-29, 2019
• THR 295: Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts LAF
• Scholarships available

May 13-27, 2019
• PHY101: Astronomy, fulfills Natural Sciences LAF

May 18 – June 2, 2019, choose a history & an art course:
• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities Gen Ed, or
• HIS 440: upper level elective for history majors
• ART 133: Intro to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• ART 333: Advanced Digital Photography

July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Learn more and apply online

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

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Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

Learn more

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

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It’s late and it’s breakfast time! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students through the holidays. Needed items include:

-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce

DPS Update Presentation—TODAY

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Wednesday, December 5 | 1–2 p.m.
Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Staff Senate is hosting a presentation by Scott Brownell, director of public safety and risk management, who will be leading a 45 minute update on the Department of Public Safety. He’ll be discussing:
• 2018 Annual Security Report
• Campus Trends
• Parking Updates
• CampusShield Safety App
• Q&A

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