Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Robbery on 8th St S

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DPS received a report that at 2:35 pm Monday, 12/10/2018, a robbery occurred on 8th St S between 20th Ave S and 21st Ave S. The victim was walking east on 8th St S from 20th Ave when two individuals got out of a silver minivan and tried taking the victim’s bag and backpack, knocking the victim to the ground. When the victim refused to give the suspects their bag, the suspects kicked the victim two times. The suspects then took the victim’s bag and backpack and fled in the silver minivan.

Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
Walk with a group, if possible
Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior

STATUS: This incident is under investigation by the Minneapolis Police (MPD) and Augsburg University Public Safety (DPS). Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please visit the Public Safety website by clicking the link below, or by going to, for the full timely notice.

Department of Public Safety Website

Teaching and Learning

Teaching Tip Tuesday: Inclusion by Design

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Faculty, are your courses designed to be inclusive? We invite you to spend some time using the following article and “tool” to help examine your teaching practices.

For more teaching tips and resources, be sure to visit the CTL page.

Teaching Tips and Resources

Finish the semester strong by visiting the Writing Lab

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The tutors at the Writing Lab can’t wait to help you turn in your best work before Winter Break! The last day to bring in a paper is Wednesday, December 19th.

We are open:
Tuesday (12/11), Wednesday (12/12), and Thursday (12/13) from 2:00-9:30
Sunday (12/16) from 7:00-9:30
Monday (12/17), Tuesday (12/18), and Wednesday (12/19) from 2:00-9:30

We are located on the main floor of Lindell Library, to the left of the circulation desk. No appointment is needed – just show up! Tutors meet one-on-one with all students for free. They’ll talk about all kinds of writing (for any class, or even for writing that you’re doing outside of class) and can work with you at any stage of the writing process.

If you have questions about the Writing Lab, please email Prof. Sarah Groeneveld Kenney (

General Announcements

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

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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

Faculty Appreciation Sale at the Bookstore

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Faculty and Staff, this week Wednesday through Friday is the faculty/staff appreciation sale. All regular priced clothing, trade books, gifts and school spirit merchandise will be 40% off. I hope you have your list and have checked it twice because it is a perfect time to do your holiday shopping, plus a great opportunity to get some new Augsburg University gear for yourself! . Take advantage of this great discount as a thank you for your support of the bookstore throughout the year.

Shop during store hours:
Wednesday December 12: 9am – 5pm
Thursday December 13: 9am – 5pm
Friday December 14: 9am – 5pm

Drop-In Resume Hours this week

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Planning to search for a job or internship over break?

Stop by the Strommen Career Center for a one-on-one resume review – no appointment needed – during our last week of regular walk-in hours from now until the last day of classes. Hours listed below:

Monday 12/10: 10am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 12/12: 10am – 4:30pm
Thursday 12/13: 10am-4pm

*Our office will be open on a limited basis over break with some appointments available on an as needed basis. View open appointment times in Handshake.

Contribute to Campus Cupboard at staff/faculty holiday party

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Help support Augsburg students over the holiday break.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard at the December 20 Faculty and Staff Holiday Party – Hagfors 150, 3-5 pm

Students have requested the following:
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
Canned fruit
Jars of pasta sauce
**Items that reflect the various food preferences and dietary needs of our diverse student body are appreciated!

Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard will be setting up hours to open over the holiday break.

More about Campus Cupboard

Registration is Open: MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

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If you are looking for an internship or graduating in the spring, you should attend the Minnesota’s Private Colleges annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Thursday, February 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

It is NOT to early to start researching the employers that are registered. Visit the to learn more about the fair.

*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 260 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship for STEM students: deadline Jan. 18, 2019

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Students can now apply for the 2018-19 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg University. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2019, in the following areas:
1. Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
2. Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 18, 2019.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the 2019 NASA Scholarship Cover Letter. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at

Event Announcements

Augsburg Day Student Government: Draft Action Plan on Current Institutional Climate and Survey

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This action plan drafted by members of Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) summarizes the student feedback that was gathered during a panel-led discussion held on November 29th titled “What’s Next?” by ADSG.

The panel-led discussion consisted of the Student Body President facilitating discussion and six other representatives of ADSG responding to ideas and interests presented by students. Students who were in attendance voiced their expectations of ADSG and the university’s administration.

This document has four sections: what feedback has come from students, what is currently being addressed by non-ADSG parties, what changes ADSG wants to see occur, and ADSG actions/communications/timeline.

There is also a link to a survey that students may fill out with any further comments, feedback, ideas or concerns.

Draft Action Plan:


Draft Action Plan

Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe

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Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services, Religion Department, and Augsburg University Student Ministry 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! 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 throughout 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

ISO Study Sessions

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International Student Organization is holding two study sessions this week,
The first session is on Tuesday December 11 from 7-9pm in the Marshall Room, there will be a speaker who will give some tips on how to write essays. The second session is on Thursday December 13th from 7-9pm also in the Marshall Room. This session is going to focus on dealing with stress as we reach a stressful time. There will be snacks and hot cocoa and coffee so please come and invite your friends. Also bring your own mug if you wanna save the world.
Contact for more information

Focused Conversations: TOMORROW and Thursday

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We will cover three topics in this week’s Focused Conversations:

[1] Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, including feedback from participants – presented by Joanne Reeck, chief diversity officer.

[2] Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will provide an update regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success – presented Katie Bishop, chief student success officer.

[3] 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 — presented by Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, director of the CLASS Office

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

Remote access link and links to add a session to your calendar are on the All Hands page

Keeping Track of Auggies

Heidi Le ’10 Cares for Underserved Patients Facing Addiction and Chronic Pain

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Heidi Le’s collaborative work as a clinical pharmacist in the specialty of addiction medicine was featured by the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Her partnership allows an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician to see more patients and spend more time educating and creating therapy plans while Le is able to provide direct medication therapy management services to patients.


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