Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Lot update for Summer 2019

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Effective as of May 6, 2019, Surface lot K will not be accessible for parking needs. This lot will be offline for the duration of the Summer and will open up for permitted use again in the Fall before the academic year begins. The date is not yet determined when it will re-open, but it will be communicated out ahead of time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and if you have any questions, please contact DPS at 612-330-1717.

Thank you!

Teaching and Learning

World Drumming Course, 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.

Experience, Reflection, and a Special Guest

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Join the Sabo Center for an extended workshop on *reflection and experiential education* during 3 Days in May. We’ll learn about designing, incorporating, and evaluating reflection in experiential education with a special guest presenter, MN Campus Compact Associate Director Sinda Nichols!

Matt Maruggi will also provide insight.

It may be the final afternoon of 3 Days in May, but it’s sure to be thought-provoking, fulfilling, and fun! We hope you’ll join us! RSVP for 3 Days in May by clicking the link, below.

Experiential Education: Strategies for Student Reflection
Hagfors 150 B/C
Thursday, May 16, 1-4 p.m.

Experiential Education: Strategies for Student Reflection–RSVP

Preparing Portfolios for NTT, Third-Year, Tenure and Promotion Review

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Diane Pike and Jill Dawe will facilitate a tenure and review portfolio workshop designed to help faculty prepare for non-tenure track reviews, third-year reviews, tenure, and promotion with special focus on ways to demonstrate effective teaching at Augsburg. Presenters will share pragmatic advice about the process and the purpose of review; we will consider, interpretations of the expectations by level of review, ideas and examples for writing a personal statement, mechanics for building a portfolio, organizing materials, and preparing for the interview. Bring your questions and come prepared to participate actively with peers in reflection and discussion about our work as faculty at Augsburg. All faculty are welcome and individuals up for a scheduled review in 2018-19 or 2019-20 are strongly encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, May 14 from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Hagfors 150A.

Register for this and other “3 Days in May” workshops via the link below.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May

Lessons from an AugSem Pilot: Fundamentals of Creative Process

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Lessons from an AugSem Pilot: Fundamentals of Creative Process
Tuesday, May 14 from 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. in Hagfors 150 B/C

Come experience a taste of the 2018 pilot AugSem, “THE POWER OF PRACTICE, PROCESS, AND BEING WRONG”.  In this session, you will see and explore the speculation of how creative process can being defined, outlined, and explored as an effective tool and lens through which to approach problems, questions, and open-ended tasks. Attendees will have the opportunity to prototype and respond with a classroom or campus challenge, applying foundational developed ideas of the creative process from this course.

Sign up for this and other “3 Days in May Workshopst” using the link below.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May

The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Cognition

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This session will feature information to help attendees understand the impact of chronic stress and traumatic experiences on learning and cognition. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.

Wednesday, May 15 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Hagfors 151.

Find a full schedule of “3 Days in May” Workshops at and register for sessions using the link below.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May

Sesquicentennial Scholarly Projects

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Several Sesquicentennial Grant Recipients will talk through their ongoing projects. Faculty and Staff will demonstrate aspects of their projects and highlight examples of artistic/scholarly events, technology related innovations, and traditional scholarships. All projects reflect some aspect of our 150 year history. Come join us to hear about this amazing work!

Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Hagfors 150 B/C.

Find a full schedule of “3 Days in May” workshops at and register for sessions using the link below.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May

New CTL Fellows Announced

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Congratulations to Kaija Freborg, Melissa Hensley, and Lyz Wendland in being selected as new CTL Faculty Fellows. They will serve two-year terms in their new roles.

Special thanks to Dan Albert, Jennifer Diaz, and John Zobitz for your service as outgoing CTL Faculty Fellows. The entire campus has benefited from your efforts and expertise.

For a complete list of CTL Fellows, please visit the CTL website.

CTL Website

Apply for Undoing White Body Supremacy Pilot Project

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Dear white-bodied colleagues,

Are you unsure how to respond when a fellow white-bodied person says or does something with a racist impact? Do you ever find yourself, despite your best intentions, feeling uneasy or tense when the topic of race comes up? Do you ever experience the impulse to fight, flee, or freeze in racialized moments and then struggle to navigate the shame of inaction or imperfect action? Are you eager to build loving, accountable community where we can learn to cause less harm and lean into the discomfort that comes with growth?

Learn more and apply to be part of a 2019-2020 academic year cohort of white faculty and staff learning to undo the ways white supremacy shows up in our bodies, not just in our minds. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m on Monday, May 13, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2019.

The Sabo Center is convening the Undoing White Body Supremacy Pilot Project in partnership with Augsburg’s Equity and Inclusion Initiatives. Contact Rachel Svanoe ( or Allyson Green ( with questions about this opportunity.

Details and Application

General Announcements

It’s not too late for you to help staff Commencement

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This Friday we will be sending off our graduating seniors at the U.S. Bank Stadium! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with the success 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

Lockers Available Over Summer for Commuter Students

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Lockers are available in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall for commuter students to utilize over the summer terms. Locker reservations start Mon, May 13 and end Fri, Aug 16. To reserve a locker, visit:

Commuter Student Lockers

Sesquicentennial Project: Social Work’s Rich History

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A visual timeline will examine how social work has impacted Augsburg, the surrounding community, and the profession of social work. Find out more in this blog post at Inside Augsburg Sesquicentennial Planning.

Event Announcements

All Hands Planning Summit: Monday, May 13

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The 2019 All Hands Planning Summit is Monday, May 13, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Si Melby.

The agenda will include a discussion of our financial and strategic planning and opportunities to engage with ideas regarding Augsburg’s promise as an inclusive university. Please join in the discussion — we need your thinking.

This event will be live-streamed. For the live-stream link or to add event to your calendar, go to the All Hands page.

All Hands page

Seward Community Iftar – May 8

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All are welcome to join the Seward Community Iftar, co-sponsored by CAIR MN, Bethany Lutheran Church, Augsburg University, Seward Neighborhood Group, and Masjid Rawdah. Come for an evening meal with friends and neighbors on Wednesday, May 8th at 8:15 p.m. at the Rawdah Community Center, 2426 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. For more information go to:

Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop – May 15

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The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is Wed., May 15, 1-4 pm. The topic is:
Managing the Moments
Arguably the best learning takes place when all students feel able to bring their full selves forward and engage in an environment that considers the historical context and current cultural climate; with the humility and promise to learn with others. This workshop will engage us in recognizing and responding to dynamic moments born out of human differences while honoring our commitments to intentional diversity. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and respond to scenarios in small groups.

Developed and sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee. Facilitated by Joanne Reeck, Chief Inclusion Officer, with faculty and staff providing information and experiences.

The CIC is one of several sessions and workshops offered May 14-16. For a full schedule, as well as descriptions of all of the sessions, check out:
Use the form linked below to sign up for the CIC and any other session.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May at the CTL webpage,

Sesquicentennial Gala Tickets Are Nearly Sold Out for Faculty/Staff

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Join us September 27, 2019, at the Sesquicentennial Gala, an unprecedented event to begin a full year of festivities honoring who we have been and who we are becoming.
We will gather in recognition, remembering the many reasons we have to be grateful for the past and hopeful about our future. We will celebrate by connecting with friends old and new, alumni, faculty, and staff. Together we’ll enjoy food, drink, and moments to reflect, share, and give, all energized by the thriving relationships that have always been at the heart of our institution.
Current employees are able to purchase tickets at $75 each (limit two). Tickets are nearly sold out, so please purchase yours today!
To learn more about the Sesquicentennial yearlong festivities, go to

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Share Your Spanish Skills & Earn $55 as a Debate Judge

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, will host the season’s final Spanish Debate League tournament on May 8th, 2019.

We are seeking Spanish-fluent judges for this final tournament.

Judges will receive a $55 check for judging 3 rounds of debate, held entirely in Spanish. Dinner is provided. This tournament is held at Highland Park Senior High School in St. Paul, MN.

Please join us in helping boost the vocabulary, public speaking skills, and confidence for local Spanish-speaking high school and middle school students!

Email for more information or sign up below:

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Judge East African Debate League and Earn $55

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The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide several debate programs to Twin Cities students, including our East African Debate Initiative. This season, East African middle and high school students will debate rent control in the Twin Cities. We are searching for judges for the following upcoming tournaments:

May 1st @ Washburn High School, 3:30 – 7:00 PM
May 15th @ Augsburg University, 3:30 – 7:00 PM

Judges will receive a $55 check for judging 3 rounds of debate.

No debate experience? No worries. We will train you!

Debate is effective for improving students’ confidence, public speaking skills, and reading comprehension. We hope you will join us to help boost these outcomes for MPS & SPPS students!

Sign up below or email for more info: