Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Summer 2019 Surface lot Parking Permit Sales information and date

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Augsburg University Summer 2019 Parking permits will go on sale Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am.
The cost for a surface lot Summer parking permit is $50.
Summer 2019 permits can be purchased online through Inside Augsburg under the Parking Services tab.

Summer permits will be valid from May 7th 2019 until September 5th 2019.

Please note the following important details regarding Summer parking:
• If you purchased a surface lot permit during the 2018-2019 Academic year (either Fall semester, Spring semester, or Year), you may use that permit during the Summer term and not have to purchase a Summer permit. (See additional A-Mail post for Underground parking).
• If you do not have a surface lot Fall, Spring, or Year permit from the 2018-2019 academic year and wish to park on campus during the Summer 2019 term, you will need to purchase a Summer parking permit. (See additional A-Mail post for Underground parking).
• Summer parking permits will be valid in lots B, C, D, G, K, and L. If you purchased a surface lot permit for Fall, Spring, or Year of the 2018-2019 academic year and will be using that for your parking needs, the valid lots for Summer are the same as the Summer permit (B, C, D, G, K, L) even if that is not where you were assigned to park during the previous terms.

For parking related inquiries or questions about Summer 2019 parking, please email

Summer 2019 Underground Parking Permit sales information and date

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Underground Parking information for the Summer 2019:

Augsburg University Summer Parking permits will go on sale Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am.

• Luther Hall Underground $470
• OGC Underground $505

Summer permits will be valid from May 7th 2019 until September 5th 2019.
Summer 2019 permits can be purchased online through Inside Augsburg under the Parking Services tab.

• If you purchased an Underground parking permit for the Fall or the Spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year but wish to park in a surface lot for the Summer 2019 term, you may use either one of those semester term permits for surface lot parking without needing to purchase a Summer parking permit. The surface lots it will be valid in are lots B, C, D, G, K, and L.
• If you purchased an Underground parking permit for the Fall or the Spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year and wish to continue parking Underground for the Summer 2019 term, you will need to purchase a Summer 2019 parking permit for the Underground garage you wish to park in.
• If you purchased an Underground permit for the 2018-2019 academic year, you may continue to park in your space during the Summer 2019 term with no changes.

For parking related inquiries or questions about Summer 2019 parking, please email

Thank you!

Teaching and Learning

World Drumming for all students, Fall 2019

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NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – no prior musical experience necessary.

Fulbright: Live abroad after you graduate

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The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no classroom teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Poland, Kenya, Malaysia, Peru, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and we currently have six alums abroad through the program! Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May!

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.0+ is considered competitive.

Health Professions Schools Visiting Augsburg in April

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Meet with admissions representatives from the following health profession schools. Food will be provided. Please contact Catherina Kipper ( to RSVP or if you have questions.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Tuesday, April 9
Hagfors 151
6 pm
LECOM has locations in Pennsylvania and Florida; a choice of careers in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy; and a choice of student-centered learning styles for medicine including traditional and problem-based learning. Learn more about LECOM and applying to medical, dental, and pharmacy school.

Des Moines University
Wednesday, April 10
Hagfors 106
6 pm
Several alumni have attended DMU which offers clinical programs in osteopathic and podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as masters programs in public health, health care administration, anatomy, and biomedical sciences.

St. George’s University
Thursday, April 11
OGC 100
12 pm
St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada. SGU has MD, DVM, graduate, and dual degree programs. It is the number one provider of physicians to US residency positions. Learn more about applying to medical and veterinary medicine programs and what is sought in competitive applicants.

A.T. Still University
Thursday, April 11
Hagfors 106
6 pm
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals with a commitment to its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations. A.T. Still has programs in osteopathic medicine and dentistry in Missouri and Arizona.

Augsburg GRE Summer Prep Course

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Augsburg University offers a four and a half week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators and walks students through each section of the general test. Throughout the course students will have a chance to take a full-length practice test, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (excluding Memorial Day)
May 13th – June 12th
Cost: $100 (includes 6-month subscription to online study tool, Magoosh)

Registration Form and Additional GRE Prep Course Info

Deliberative Dialogue TODAY

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This afternoon, Elaine Eschenbacher will repeat the MLK, Jr. “Day of Action” session, in which participants will identify the advantages, disadvantages, and considerations for implementation of four potential policies on the use of racial slurs in a college classroom setting. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding the use of racial slurs in an academic environment and the varied perspectives on it.

Today, Monday, April 8 | Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom | 1:15-2:30 pm, OGC 100

Join URL:


How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education

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Jenny Kluznik will be giving the next EDTalk just prior to the Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, April 17:

The physician assistant (PA) profession often is listed as a top job to have in the US, but roles in healthcare are rewarding and challenging at the same time. Come take a glimpse into how students are trained within PA education to step into the role of health provider, advocate, and leader.

Zoom: Meeting ID 608-510-523

Wednesday, April 17 | EDTalk with Jenny Kluznik | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151


General Announcements

Welcome Dawn Miller As Interim Director of Human Resources

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We are excited to announce that Dawn Miller, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, will be taking on the role of Interim Director of Human Resources effective April 11th. Dawn has been a valued employee within the Human Resources department at Augsburg since January, 2016. Prior to joining Augsburg she was with HealthEast Care System (now part of Fairview Health Services) as the Senior Human Resources Business Partner for 11 years. Dawn graduated of the University of MN, and holds SHRM-SCP credentials.

Please join us is congratulating Dawn as she takes on this new role. We continue to be grateful for her service and dedication. Go Auggies!

Donate gently used athletic shoes and equipment

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We are collecting gently used athletic shoes of all sizes and equipment for all ages (balls, bats, gloves, jump ropes, clothing, etc). Our goal is to donate to the Ceder Riverside Community School and the Sports Check it Out program. Last year we donated over 100 items. You can drop your items off at the collection box in the lounge located on the 3rd floor of Kennedy Center. E-mail Dr. Ana Ribeiro for more questions.

Garden Party: Our Community Food Stories

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Come join Campus Kitchen in the community garden to share a meal and stories on Tues, April 16 from 5:45-7:45. We are featuring guest speaker LaDonna Redmond, who will be telling us about S.O.U.L (sustainable, organic, local food) and connections between food, land, and trauma. This will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with the greater Augsburg community and our neighbors. RSVP on facebook!


Today: St. Paul Neighborhood Network (AmeriCorps Positions- Full-Time)

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Representatives from St. Paul Neighborhood Network will be on campus on Monday, April 8th from 10:00-12:00 in the lobby of the Christensen Center. They are interested in recruiting seniors for full-time AmeriCorps positions.

Teach technology for social change to people who are immigrants, low-income, experiencing homelessness, and youth!

We are the Community Technology Empowerment Project and we bridge the “digital divide” for new immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. CTEP AmeriCorps members help youth and adults use basic technology to better access social, civic, educational and economic opportunities.

We are an AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.

Our cohort is made up of 35 members, and they teach digital literacy skills at various sites all across the Twin Cities. They work in libraries, nonprofits, employment centers, or schools for adult learners. They help people build the skills necessary to obtain employment, and improve their civic and social opportunities. A member in this position would tutor and teach workshops, create programming and materials, be part of a cohort, work together on a civic engagement project relating to issues of digital inclusion, and build relationships.

This is a full-time position, we are currently recruiting for the 2019-2020 year, and we’d love to see you come visit us!

Tree Trust Summer Jobs – Tabling on Tuesday

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Representatives from Tree Trust will be on campus tabling on Tuesday, April 9th from 11:00-12:30 in the Christensen Center Lobby. Stop by to learn more!

Tree Trust aims to transform lives and landscapes through our JobPrep programs and our Community Forestry, and Landscape Services divisions. We serve youth and young adults who have barriers to education and employment opportunities. This summer we are looking for Crew Leaders for our Youth Conservation Corps. As a Crew Leader you will guide a group of youth on outdoor landscape construction projects. These projects will leave a lasting positive impact on the community and provide youth with the opportunity to earn wages, develop new skills, and take pride in themselves. In order for the summer program to be a success, we need you to become a Crew Leader!

Crew Leader benefits include paid training, competitive summer salary, and a 40 hour work week with no evenings or weekends. You also have the opportunity to earn project, team, and youth management experience. To apply visit

Event Announcements

Pluma & The Tempest: Tickets On Sale Now

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By Arístides Vargas, Translated & Directed by Beliza Torres Narváez

$3 student tickets– reserve now!

A dystopian play in the Latin American tradition of magical realism that tells the story of a youngster of unspecified gender who runs away after being born to a hostile world. They find themselves living in the inner city streets, meeting all kinds of people and facing all kinds of dangers. The kid fights to learn from these experiences and to assert their personhood. Despite being adrift like a feather in a storm, Pluma attempts to preserve their hope and survive.

They/Them Project Discussion – Soup Gender & Sexuality

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Join us for a Gallery & Gender Discussion with participants of the THEY/THEM PROJECT. Because Pronouns Matter.

APRIL 9, 11:30 a.m.
Gallery 720, Christensen Center

Join the conversation.

They/Them Project interviews individuals who currently or previously use gender nonconforming pronouns, offering a platform for them to be seen and heard while informing all who listen how words and actions affect the Trans+ community. They/Them Project is produced by photographer and activist Brent Dundore.

Hosted by the Augsburg Art Galleries, LGBTQIA+ Student Services,
Queer Indigenous People of Color, and Queer Pride Alliance.


Earth Justice Month – Celebrate, learn, and act together

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April 22 is Earth Day, and there’s no shortage of ways for the Augsburg community to honor our home planet and all its inhabitants this month. Check out the link below for details on ways to celebrate, learn, and act together.

Are you planning an event that is somehow related to environmental, social, economic, or cultural sustainability? Add details to the spreadsheet if you’d like to share!

Earth Justice Month Event Details

Job Search Strategies session for AU Students

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of important information related to Job Search Strategies. A brief presentation will showcase web resources, the importance of your professional network, and other tips to help you conduct a comprehensive search. Whether you are just wanting to move up in your current company or you are starting from scratch in a new field, this will be valuable information to prepare you for what lies ahead.

In addition to the presentation, Faculty will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Strommen Career & Internship Center, faculty at the university, and other AU students. A light meal will be served.

When? Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 150A

Spektral Concert – Free Tickets

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Augsburg Music & the MacPhail Center for Music have partnered to bring the Spektral Quartet to the Twin Cities. DO NOT miss out on this concert!

Thursday, April 11 – 7:30 p.m.
Performance: Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis
Tickets Required: $20, general
Free to Augsburg students; MacPhail students & family
Reserve at: 612-767-5250 (mention you’re an Auggie!)

A free shuttle to/from campus is also available:
> Main Shuttle #1: 6:40 p.m.
> Secondary Shuttle #2: 7:05 p.m.
(both depart from the Music Hall)

Full Residency Schedule Details!

Interfaith and Spiritual Blessings of Wellness

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Center for Wellness and Counseling and Campus Ministry invites all members of Augsburg community to a special interfaith and spiritual service dedicated to coming together for Blessings of Wellness: emotional, physical, spiritual dimensions of wellness. Wednesday April 10th, 10:40 in Hoeversten Chapel. The service is intended to uplift the well-being of all members of the Augsburg community and those who provide support. Members from a variety of traditions will offer blessings. Food will follow the service.

Sverdrup Convocation: Dr. Pamela Ronald – April 15th, 10 a.m.

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The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program
Serving Up Science: Plant Genetics and the Future of Food
Dr. Pamela Ronald

Monday, April 15, 2019
10 am, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Pamela Ronald is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, University of California, Davis. Ronald studies rice genes that control resistance to disease and tolerance to environmental stress. Ronald and colleagues received the 2008 USDA National Research Initiative Discovery Award and the 2012 Tech Award for innovative use of technology to benefit humanity. In 2014 she was named one of the world’s most influential scientific minds by Thomson Reuters, in 2015 was selected by Scientific American as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in biotechnology, and in 2016 was named one of the 50 innovators and visionaries who will lead us toward a more sustainable future by Grist magazine. She is co-author of Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. Her 2015 TED talk has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people and translated into 24 languages.

Auggie Choir Event

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Do you like to sing? Interested in craft beer? Then the Auggie Beer Choir is the event for you! We are delighted to gather at the Auggie alumni-owned Boom Island Brewery on:

Tuesday, April 16 from 7 p.m- 9 p.m.

ALL Auggies Are Wecome – Faculty, Staff, Students, Alums….
> Please register to attend, Choose the ‘Alumni Participant’ which is FREE!
> If you want to purchase an upgrade that includes a meal please register for that option by Tuesday, April 9.
> All beverages (both beer and non-alcoholic choices) are available for purchase on your own.

Hope to see you there!

Register Today!

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