Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Minneapolis city street parking restrictions in effect until April 1st

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

From Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. to April 1, do not park on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow Emergency Routes, 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

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

March “Round-Up” Soup for You Cafe Fundraiser

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During the month of March, shoppers at Seward Co-ops & Cafe may “round up” their grocery total as a donation to Soup for You Cafe at Bethany Lutheran (2511 Franklin Ave). These small donations help support the operations of Soup for You Cafe, serving the Seward/Cedar Riverside Community with free soup M-F, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all members of our communities. Augsburg students, staff, faculty and families are invited to join us!

Free tax clinics from Prepare + Prosper

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Prepare + Prosper’s free tax clinics opened on Saturday, January 26 and will run through April 15.

Visit to learn more, and make an appointment.

More than 550 volunteers will serve nearly 13,000 people with free tax preparation and financial services at nine locations in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Hopkins. Volunteers went through up to 20 hours of comprehensive education on the tax codes and new federal tax laws.

Resume Resources for Adult Undergrad Majors

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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.

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society application now open

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Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society nominations are now open

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Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:( Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Spring Intramural Registration Open

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Registration for spring intramurals is now OPEN!! Registration will be open from now until next Wednesday, March 6th. Leagues will start the week of March.11th and run until April 18th. We will have volleyball, and basketball available this spring. Volleyball will be played on Monday nights, and basketball will be played on Thursday nights.

This will be your last chance to win an intramural championship for the year!

Please send in all registrations ASAP via email (, waivers can be turned in on the first night of play.

Augsburg Intramural Website

Congratulations to the January Auggie Pride Winner

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Congratulations to John Weirick, Marketing Copywriter, for receiving the January Auggie Pride Award. The large job he took on, on top of his regular day-to-day, to help improve consistency across communication will impact the university and beyond. Staff Senate admires his outstanding work and are honored to award him with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Learn more about the January winners

Nominations for Student Commencement Speaker

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Nominations are now open for student commencement speaker. This year’s commencement ceremony focuses on the theme of Augsburg’s urban and global settings. Please nominate students who can represent the graduating students and speak on this theme at this year’s commencement ceremony at US Bank Stadium on Friday, May 10, 2019. Given that we will have one ceremony for all programs, nominations are welcome for graduates of any program, undergraduate or graduate.

Please submit nominations using this form.

Event Announcements

Are We Green By 2019?

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Are We Green By 2019? We’ve come a long way since making a public commitment to taking action on climate change, and it’s time to reflect and look towards the next steps in our commitment to being thoughtful stewards of our place. The Environmental Stewardship Committee invites you all to attend one of the “Dinner Party Downlow” events this month, where we’ll eat together, share what’s been on our mind with environmental sustainability on campus, and begin imagining what’s next for Augsburg.

NOTE: Two identical sessions happening on March 11 and March 27. Please attend one if you can and invite friends, classmates, colleagues, etc!

NOTE #2: There will be other opportunities to share feedback throughout April if you can’t make it to one of these sessions… but there may not be as much food…

4pm – Food and gathering
4:30 – Intro, Green By 2019 overview
4:35 – Evaluation activity
5:30 – Report out
5:40 – Reflect
5:50 – Next steps

RSVP so we can plan food!

Staff Appreciation Event – Collecting Campus Cupboard Donations

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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.

Environmental justice film screening and dinner Wednesday, March 6

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Join Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen, Environmental Stewardship Committee, and the Sierra Club for this incredible film + dinner on Weds, March 6th at 6pm in Hagfors 150.
“In the 1920’s, Rondo, Saint Paul’s largest African American neighborhood, was flourishing. With music, theatre, African American newspapers, and businesses booming, the community was thriving—until September of 1956, when construction of Interstate 94 tore through the Rondo community. Rondo homeowners resisted the construction, and protests began. Residents were forcefully removed from their homes. Thousands of Rondo homeowners were displaced. Homes and successful businesses were demolished, and a community was torn apart.
The construction of 94 shattered homes, businesses, and families. It did not shatter Rondo’s spirit”

Please stick with us after the film for a discussion of the issues presented in “Rondo Beyond The Pavement” as well as a chance to have a conversation with different grassroots activists taking action in our communities.

Dana Frank on Honduras – TODAY – 9:20am

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Friday, March 1st
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Dr. Dana Frank will be visiting MN and coming to Augsburg as part of a Midwest tour with Witness for Peace. She is professor emerita from the University of California Santa Cruz and Honduran expert. Dana is a well known scholar and author of many books including “Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America” and recently released a new book titled, “The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup.

Staff Recognition – Listening Sessions

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The Staff Recognition Task Force wants to hear from you! We’re looking closely this semester at opportunities to improve Augsburg’s formal recognition programs for staff. What works, what should change, and what can we try that’s new? We’re hosting two listening sessions in March to gather input from the campus community:
Tuesday, March 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hagfors Center 150A
Wednesday, March 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., OGC 100
All staff are invited to attend a session. We hope to see you there.

Augsburg-Peruvian Jazz Concert

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Music unites us, defying boundaries and borders. The Augsburg Jazz Ensemble is hosting a sextet from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. The concert will be led by Carlos Granthon, director of the Catholic University’s Big Band in Lima, and will feature a short set of Afro-Peruvian Jazz songs by our visiting ensemble, along with a Latin-oriented repertoire featuring a mixed ensemble of Peruvian and Augsburg musicians. Please join us for this great intercultural experience through music!

Details: Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Location: Anderson Music Hall, Sateren Auditorium

Faculty and Staff of Color Gathering at St. Kate’s.

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Host: St. Catherine University
When: Friday, March 8, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (Followed by a Free Lecture at 7:00 pm in the O’Shaughnessy)
Where: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

“Join us to celebrate and connect with fellow People of Color (POC) staff and faculty from area colleges and universities. Bring your authentic self and your business card.

Your St. Catherine’s colleagues also invite you to attend the Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture “I Have Seen the Good Worlds” featuring Toshi Reagon. The free lecture will take place in The O’Shaughnessy at 7 p.m. “

Register for March 8th Happy Hour

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 March 1.

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs:

Interest Form for EB Conference

“Rondo” Beyond the Pavement” film and discussion, March 6, 6-8pm

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Join Augsburg Alum Darius Gray, the Sierra Club, Environmental Stewardship, and Campus Kitchen for a film screening and discussion featuring local leaders sharing experiences fighting for community voices being heard and centered in decision-making.

Wednesday, March 6
Hagfors 150

“Rondo: Beyond the Pavement” is a documentary filmed by Saint Paul youth that shares the voices of a thriving neighborhood torn apart by the I-94 corridor.

Join and share on facebook!

A Morning with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo will be speaking at the Guthrie theater on Friday, March 15th. CTL will pay for up to 10 people to attend this early-morning event, so fill out the RSVP Form now for your chance to hear Dr. DiAngelo speak about “White Fragility”.

“Brought to you by Teach For America-Twin Cities, along with Presenting Sponsor The Minneapolis Foundation. Come hear from Dr. Robin DiAngelo talk about a term she calls “White Fragility, ” a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering defensive responses, instead of a prompt to reach for humility and grapple with how to engage in intentional action.” Further information about Dr. Robin DiAngelo and “White Fragility” can be found at:

Friday, March 15th | A Morning with Dr. Robin DiAngelo | 7:30-9:00 am, The Guthrie Theater

Register Now For a Chance to Attend “A Morning with Dr. Robin DiAngelo”

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