Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Summer 2019 Surface lot Parking Permit Sales information and date

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Summer 2019 Parking Permit Sales information and date:
Augsburg University Summer Parking permits will go on sale Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am.
The cost for a surface lot Summer parking permit is $50.
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.
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 information on Underground parking below).
• 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 information on Underground parking below).
• 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

Thank you!

Summer 2019 Underground Parking Permit sales information and date

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Summer 2019 Underground Parking Permit Sales information and date:
Augsburg University Summer Parking permits will go on sale Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am.
Cost for the Summer 2019 Underground parking permits:
• 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.
Please note the following important details regarding Underground Parking information for the Summer:
• 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

Creating Inclusive Environments for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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This workshop with Suzanne Gikas will be taking place TODAY from 1:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in OGC 113.

Wednesday, April 10 | Creating Inclusive Environments for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder | 1:50 p.m. – 3 p.m., OGC 113

Led by Professor Suzanne Gikas from the Department of Education, this workshop provides information about neurodiversity and inclusion. This session aims to promote understanding of the key defining characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder to facilitate development of more inclusive and equitable learning environments for the adult learner.


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.

15-minute Tech Talk webinar–Gmail Tips this Friday

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Gmail is a powerful platform with many productivity-enhancing features. The trouble is that most of us use only a small percentage of the features available because finding and learning them takes time. Plan to invest 15 minutes to attend this online Tech Talk led by LFC Nathan Lind to learn a few quick tips and tricks that will help you take better advantage of what Gmail has to offer beyond the basics of sending and receiving messages. Join the Webinar via Zoom on Friday, April 12th from 12:30-12:45 pm

Zoom link for Gmail Tech Talk

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.

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

Health Professions Schools Visiting Augsburg in April

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CANCELLED: Des Moines University that was scheduled for TODAY
Due to the blizzard warning in Iowa and southern Minnesota, the Des Moines University Information Session scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 6 pm has been canceled. Des Moines University will be sending Catherina brochures. PIease contact her at if you are interested in getting a brochure when they arrive or if you are interested in connecting with Anna Cruz directly.

St. George’s University
Thursday, April 11(tomorrow)
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(tomorrow)
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.

General Announcements

Your voice is needed TODAY

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A video production is seeking faculty and staff volunteers on Wed, 4/10 to record brief, scripted voiceover samples to promote the release of Phil Adamo’s book on the history of Augsburg. If you would be willing to lend your voice for a few minutes and record a scripted one-sentence statement about Augsburg history (audio only; you will not appear on camera), please join us in OGC 300 between 1pm and 4pm on 4/10 to participate. Both your participation and golden pipes are appreciated!

Housing Assistance for Students in Need

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As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing program is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into the program (10 spots) will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

The Auggie Basics – Housing application is for: Summer 2019 only, 2019-2020 Academic Year only, or Summer 2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Year.

To apply for Auggie Basics – Housing, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact or call the Student Affairs office at 612-330-1160.

Augsburg Sports Bra Drive

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Augsburg Athletics and the HPE Department have partnered with The Sports Bra Project to create the first ever, Augsburg Sports Bra Drive. Utilizing networks of organizations to collect and distribute sports bras, The Sports Bra Project works to eliminate one barrier of participation and increase the access to sports for girls and women around the world.

How can you help?
– Donate a new & unused sports bra of any size!
– We will be collecting donated sports bras until April 17th.
– A collection bin is located in the main athletic office in Si Melby Hall (across from the gym).

Our goal is to collect over 100 sports bras! Please consider helping us reach our goal and supporting such an important and impactful cause!

Have questions? Contact

More information on The Sports Bra Project

Summer Student Employment Opportunity with the Sabo Center

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This summer, the Sabo Center is hosting the Place-Based Justice Network Summer Institute, a national conference for higher education institutions committed to transforming higher education and our communities through place-based community engagement.

We are seeking TWO student workers to provide support before and during the conference event as Summer Conference Hosts/Detail Managers.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

*Work with Sabo staff to prepare materials for the conference.
*Manage registration tables, welcome and assist conference participants with on-campus housing and other details.
*Help direct participants during transitions and be responsive to their needs.
*Take photos at event and post to social media.

This is a short term job with hours as follows:
During the week of July 1-5, 10-15 flexible hours
During the week of July 8-12, 40 hours, less flexible. (must be available 8am-8pm on July 10-11 and 8am-4pm on July 12)

You can apply by clicking the link below.

Apply to work with the Sabo Center this summer

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.

We need your Green By 2019 stories and data

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As the Environmental Stewardship Committee is evaluating our progress on Green By 2019 commitments, we need your help! So many of you have been part of our growth in sustainability efforts, yet we don’t remember everything that has happened.

Please check out the spreadsheet below and add whatever stories, data, memories, useful anecdotes you have for any of the commitments listed. Add new rows as needed if you have additional information to add to existing entries. We’ve come a long way – help us celebrate and document our progress!

Green By 2019 Progress Spreadsheet

April 12 deadline for Student survey on recreation, intramurals, and athletics

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Undergraduate day and AU students are strongly encouraged to complete the Student Survey – sent via email. The survey closes on April 12

This survey is being administered by Augsburg University’s Equity in Athletics Task Force. Augsburg is committed to providing equal opportunities and effectively accommodating the athletic, recreational, and intramural interests and abilities of its students.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Results will be confidential.

The survey link is:

On behalf of the Equity in Athletics Task Force, thank you!

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for April

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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

Sexual Violence Prevention Month – April

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April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month. Thanks to Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness Raising Team (SMART) for their advocacy, peer education, and events to eliminate sexual violence. To support their effort we’ll have announcements in Amail for the rest of April.

Learn the facts: 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime. (CDC 2010 study.)

Augsburg has an agreement with the Aurora Center (U of Minnesota), so students can contact them for assistance. They have a 24-Hour Helpline: (612) 626-9111. Students can also get assistance through the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC), 612-330-1707, and the Department of Public Safety, 612-330-1717.

Be a Part of Something Great: Staffing for Commencement

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Help us send off our graduating seniors at the U.S. Bank Stadium this year! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal and the successful and smooth flow of the event.

There are many needs for assistance to help with checking in students, escorting students to field level, assisting with accessible seating, handing out programs and/or providing directional support at the stadium. Many of these opportunities would allow you the ability to stay and view the ceremony in its entirety.

If you’re interested in assisting with staffing this very important event and ensuring a wonderful experience for our students and their families, please fill out the Commencement Staffing Form and someone will reach out to you to discuss.

Commencement Staffing Form

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations Next Week: Augsburg Strategic Planning

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President Paul Pribbenow and Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Leif Anderson will lead discussions on the university’s next strategic plan.

Tuesday, April 16, 2 p.m., Marshall Room (session available via livestream)

Wednesday, April 17, 12:30 p.m., Oren 100

For the live-stream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page

Finding Your Place As The Odd One Out: Secular/Religious Spaces

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Thursday, April 11th 6:30-8:30pm

What’s it like being a religious person in a secular space?
How about being a non-religious person in a very religious space?
What could we understand about each other’s experiences that would help us make all spaces more inclusive of diverse beliefs and perspectives?

Join us for a free meal and discussion – our last gathering of the semester!

Hosted by: Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars and Interfaith @ Cedar Commons

Today: Blessings of Wellness, Interfaith and Spiritual Chapel

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Hoversten Chapel, 10:40am. 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. 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.

Get FREE Zyzzogeton t-shirt today in Christensen

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Come get a FREE Zyzzogeton t-shirt in Christensen Center from 3:30-5 today! Wear it around campus this week and then come to the event on April 15th to check out student research with some nachos and Italian sodas!

Zyzzogeton Research Symposium
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019
Hagfors Center Atrium

Augsburg University celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton poster session. The poster session falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments. Over 80 students participate each year, showcasing their research. A “zyzzogeton” is a green leaf-hopper as well as the last word in the Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which is a fitting symbol to mark the end of the academic year. The public is welcome, so please come join us for this exciting event!

Check out the 2019 poster abstracts online!

Frente de Accion Latina, organizational meeting

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On Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am, Latino leaders and non Latino supporters will assemble to share a vision of a Latino-led effort to address issues in common to all of us. All Latino groups are invited to share common values and what concerted actions are possible. We will form an action coalition to help each other on political-cultural-social issues in common. Latino groups will maintain their autonomy as before and still address their individual ethnic and culture related issues. EN LA UNION ESTA LA FUERZA! Dream away what we can accomplish together! Please invite your friends and other Latino or non-Latino supporting organizations.

First organizational meeting:
Saturday, April 13
10:00 am
El Colegio High School, 4137 Bloomington Ave. So.

Contact for details or discussion: Miguel E. Fiol MD Coordinator of meeting agenda, 612-382-4452,

Canceled: Torstensen Sociology Lecture on Brexit

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The Department of Sociology regrets to announce the cancellation of this years’ Torstenson Lecture in Sociology, featuring Xavier Escandell (Grinnell College) who was to speak on the topic of “Brexit… and the Politics of Breaking Up.” This was originally scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 10, 5:45pm.

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.

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.

Sustainability, Equity, and Action Event – April 15

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“Sustainability Is No Joke” Environmental justice storytelling and action planning series, facilitated by RFTP (, sponsored by Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Why does sustainability and climate change matter? Why does equity in sustainability matter? And how can we respond collectively as the Augsburg community? On April 1, we heard recent alum and current students share their experience with sustainability and climate change, and we began responding to questions and perspectives that will carry us forward together towards a shared vision of sustainability at Augsburg. April 15 is our follow-up to storytelling where we’ll begin to move towards action.

All are welcome, even if you missed the first event! RSVP and share on facebook:

Add to google calendar

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congrats to Augsburg Leadership Awards Recipients

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Please join Campus Life in congratulating the winners of the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards:

* Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award – BK Kormah
* Student Leader of the Year Award – Arianna Antone-Ramirez
* Dean of Students Award – Eli Baker, Athena Cloud, Melissa Flores Jaimes, & Skye Rygh
* Emerging Leader of the Year – Willington Gahona
* Civic Engagement Award – Brandon Williams
* Peer Engagement Award – Serena Xiong
* Social Justice Award – Citlaly Escobar & Taiwana Shambley
* Outstanding Seniors of the Year – Gabriel Glissmeyer, Noah Greenfield, Kassandra Quintero Diaz, & Fidelina Xinico Morales
* Outstanding Juniors of the Year – Lucia Davila Alvarez & Brittany Stokes
* Outstanding Sophomores of the Year – Ethan Quezada Hoffman, Isaiah Simon, & Houa Thao
* Outstanding First-Year of the Year – Reuben Kitto Stately

* Student Organization of the Year – Augsburg Indigenous Student Association
* New Student Organization of the Year – Augsburg Dance Club
* Civic Engagement Award – Echo
* Social Justice Award – Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness-Raising Team
* Innovations in Programming Award – Augsburg Asian Student Association
* Auggie Spirit Award – Queer Indigenous People of Color


Lend your roto-tiller or ice-auger on April 18

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The community garden has some seriously compacted soil that’s beyond shovel-able at this point. On April 18th, we’re trying to get as many people and as many soil-breaking machines as possible out in the garden to get the soil back in good shape.

Can we borrow your (small) roto-tillers or ice-augers? Let Allyson Green know if you have one to lend.