Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Minneapolis Parking restrictions in effect until April 1st

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To ensure that fire trucks and other emergency vehicles can continue to navigate Minneapolis neighborhoods, Winter Parking Restrictions will go into effect Wednesday in Minneapolis.

The snow emergency declared on Sunday, February 24th will expire on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 p.m.

Beginning , Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., Do Not Park on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow Emergency Routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Streets designated as Snow Emergency Routes and Parkways are not affected by Winter Parking Restrictions and vehicles can park on both sides of these streets, unless otherwise posted.

Winter parking restrictions are being put in place because Minneapolis has had so much snow that streets have narrowed to the point that access for emergency vehicles is restricted, posing a risk to public safety.

Vehicles that are parked in violation of the parking restrictions are subject to a ticket and tow.

For more information visit the City’s snow information web site, or call the Snow Emergency Hotline: (612) 348-SNOW (7669).

Teaching and Learning

Long Live the Lecture

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Diane Pike will give the next EDTalk on March 13th. Bring your coffees to HC 151 at 3:20 for a 15 minute talk just prior to the faculty meeting.

“Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.”

Zoom: Meeting ID 332-435-332

Wednesday, March 13th | EDTalk with Diane Pike | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151


TODAY: Hear about “Innovative Experiential Education Strategies”

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Innovative Experiential Education Strategies. There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Today: Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room


What Brings You Light?

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Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

General Announcements

Work Connections for Adult Undergrad Business Majors

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of Work Connections before your Thursday class.

Work Connections will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement for your degree. In addition to the presentation, Faculty from the Business Department will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a prime opportunity to build your professional network and learn about an important component of your curriculum.

When? Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Note: This event is for Business Majors ONLY in the Adult Undergraduate program.
A light meal will be served.

Please RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Work Connections

Resume Resources for All Adult Undergrad Majors

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ALL Adult Undergrad students are invited to an overview of important information about your Resume & Cover Letters (things every working professional should know). The Strommen Career & Internship Center presentation will review the resources available to students, where to locate them, and how easy it is to use them. This could be the most important information you need to land your next position or get that coveted promotion at the office.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be join us to engage you in conversation. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, university faculty, and other students.

When? Monday, March 4, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

A light dinner will be served.

You can easily RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received via email.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Employer Table: Homeward Bound

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On Thursday, February 28th from 10:30-12:30 Homeward Bound representatives will be on campus in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Homeward Bound serves children, adolescents and adults with a variety of disabilities, but we have the unique capacity of meeting the needs of those with the most severe and profound disabilities. Our direct support professionals, nurses, nurse care managers, supervisors and managers work together to provide respectful, dignified personal assistance and support to children and adults with disabilities.

Responsibilities include assisting people with daily living skills, meal preparation, medication administration, community activities and maintaining a clean, safe environment in an assigned group home. We do not require applicants to have experience. We have flexible scheduling so it is the perfect opportunity for students that are interested in healthcare.

For more information visit:

Dean of Arts & Sciences candidates on campus

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Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

Finalists for the Dean of Arts & Sciences position will be on campus over the next two weeks, and I invite you to take advantage of the opportunities to meet each of these candidates. Your participation in the open sessions serves two important purposes: it ensures that we receive broad feedback from the community on each candidate and (just as importantly) a good showing at the open sessions helps build our candidates’ interest in joining our community. We want to send a positive message about who we are in order to recruit the best candidate as well as discern the best candidates for us. Your participation in the process is crucial to both aims.

Our three candidates will be on campus Mon., March 4, Wed., March 6, and Wed. March 13. All public presentations will be held from 2:00-3:00 pm in OGC 100 — faculty and staff are encouraged to attend as many presentations as possible.

Curriculum vitae will be shared one business day prior to each visit–please watch for a message from me, which will provide links to the candidate’s CV and to a feedback form. Those who meet the candidates are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form provided. These forms will be available until noon of the day following the interview visit.

The search committee will review the feedback you share via the online forms prior to forwarding its final recommendations to me. I will review that feedback as well.

I wish to extend my gratitude and acknowledge the excellent work of the search committee in reviewing almost 100 applications, participating in zoom interviews with those from a very deep pool who were deemed most promising, and identifying the three finalists to bring to Augsburg for campus visits

I look forward to having a new Dean of Arts & Sciences named soon!


Last Call: Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for February

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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 can be found at

Five days left to apply for 2019-2020 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Current students with sophomore or junior status who plan to study on campus all of the 2019-20 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is March 4, 2019.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Curricular Inclusion Study

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Day Students,

If you have already completed the Curricular Inclusion Survey, thank you so much for taking the time to do so! Your feedback and input are valuable to us. If you have not yet done so, this notice is intended as a friendly reminder. Check your email for the survey and follow the link.

Because we deeply respect the time it takes to complete the survey, those who do so will automatically be entered into a raffle for one of eight gift cards (four awards valued at $25 and four awards valued at $50).

$5 for staff, faculty, and students

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We are looking for staff, faculty, and/or students willing to take 10 minutes to participate in a psychological study. This study looks at criminal justice procedures. Participants are able to obtain one course credit (when applicable) or $5 for participation. Research will be conducted in Hagfors 252. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Ellenburg at or Donovan Paz at to set up an appointment, or ask questions.

Event Announcements

Staff Appreciation Event – March 7th

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Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

As part of this event, we are encouraging attendees to bring donations for Campus Cupboard, Augsburg’s student food shelf. Campus Cupboard is currently looking for donations of the following items:

Food donations: Microwaveable meals, healthy snack foods, trail mix, granola bars, peanut butter and other nut butters, canned beans, canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, dried fruit, sandwich bread, cereal, ramen, baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.), pasta sauce

Toiletry donations: Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, pads and tampons, lotion, sunscreen, nail clippers, etc.

Please consider bringing an item to donate to Campus Cupboard on Thursday, March 7. You can also donate any time by bringing items to the Campus Cupboard, located in Foss.

Norwegian Film Screening: March 13th: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Norway Hub continues our Norwegian movie series with Before Snowfall (Før snøen faller), a film by Hisham Zaman. This series is made possible by the Norwegian Film Institute in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Showings in the Twin Cities are presented as a result of a partnership between the Honorary Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis, Augsburg University, and Norway House.

BEFORE SNOWFALL is a nontraditional road movie about family, love, dignity and honor. Siyar is the eldest man in the family. When his sister escapes from her own wedding, he is given the task to track her down and restore the family’s reputation. The hunt after his sister becomes a dangerous journey from east to west, where the collision of traditional bound cultures and modern western living challenges Siyar to find out who he really is. In Istanbul he meets the young girl Evin, who is also lost between borders in Europe. They experience a budding friendship and an infatuation. Evin chooses to travel with him, unknowing of his plan.

Date: Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall


Register for a Free Webinar: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

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Wednesday, March 6th | Webinar – Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism | 2:00-3:00 pm, Online

Register for the upcoming webinar, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism,” taking place on Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. (EST) (2:00 pm CST). Anyone on campus can register for free and watch from their own device.

“An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country”.

Register for Webinar

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

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Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at:

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs:

Interest Form for EB Conference

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