Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Big Shred Event Thursday

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Augsburg faculty and staff are invited to bring personal confidential documents to be shredded on Thursday, May 30th between 8:30-9:30 am. The Shred Right truck will be parked between Lindell Library and Sverdrup Hall under the walkway. There will be no charge for this event. Up to 2 bags will be accepted. If you have any questions please contact Sue Abou-nasr in Facilities Management

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Compensation to Participate in a Auggie Skate Test Research Proposal

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Dear Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff,
You are invited to participate in a research study on Predicting Maximal Oxygen Consumption with a Single Stage Auggie Skate Test. Research subjects are asked to be within 25-50 years old, healthy, active, moderately-fit male or female, and is a competent skater. You will be asked to complete a bruce protocol treadmill test to volitional fatigue and to return 48 hours later to complete a leisurely ice skating assessment. You will be compensated upon completion of each test with a $5 cash for a total of $10.
If you are interested e-mail

In Memoriam: Gladys Strommen ’46

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Dear Augsburg Community,

I am writing to share the sad news that our dear friend Gladys Boxrud Strommen ’46 passed away peacefully Monday night with family by her side.

Gladys and her husband, Clair ‘46, who passed away in 2001, served and supported Augsburg in significant ways throughout the years.

Through a generous gift, the family established the Clair and Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work in recognition of their personal commitment to creating meaning and purpose in work and life.

They commissioned the Burning Bush sculpture in front of the Christensen Center and have two endowed funds: a scholarship fund and a program fund for the Strommen Center. Both Gladys and Clair served on the Augsburg Board of Regents and hosted many alumni gatherings at their homes in Minnesota and Florida. We will post the obituary and information about the memorial service, when it’s available.

Her loss is a big one, but her legacy will continue to be felt by generations of Auggies to come.

Paul C. Pribbenow

AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application deadline May 30, 2019

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Applications are now open for the 2019-20 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2019
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 30, 2019 at midnight.

(Check out the 2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship if you are 7 semesters away from graduating and/or have a major GPA of 2.75).

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:

Quick link for letter writers: 2019 AugSTEM Reference Form –

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2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship: Application deadline May 30, 2019

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Applications are now open for the 2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship. At Augsburg STEM majors include: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, environmental studies, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Supports students pursuing a degree in STEM.
•Provides scholarships of $4,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
•Connects scholars with opportunities for career development.
•Open to current Augsburg students and incoming transfers.

•Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
•Within 7 semesters of graduating
•Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
•U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
•Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
•Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible

Application deadline: May 30, 2019 at midnight.

Note: students who apply to the 2019-20 AugSTEM Scholars Program will automatically be considered for a 2019-20 NSF Aspire Scholarship.

For more information, go to:

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Sesquicentennial Planning: Anthology of Creative Writing

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The best poetry and fiction by Augsburg students will be featured in “Murphy Square 1975-2015: An Anthology of Creative Writing by Augsburg Students,” to be published next year in honor of the sesquicentennial. Find out more in this update at Inside Augsburg Sesquicentennial Planning.

Event Announcements

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg, July 15-17

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-fifth annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg University from Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17.

Each year, delegations from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. One of the benefits being the host site is that we have the option of inviting more than five people to attend. This year’s theme is “Beyond Privilege: Engaging Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.”

The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 15 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 17.

See a draft agenda, learn more, and register on the conference website:

If you have questions about registration, contact: or 612-330-1403

If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: or 612-330-1773

Register for the 2019 Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

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Comm Studies professor is Think-Off finalist

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Communication Studies professor David Lapakko has once again been selected as a finalist for the Great American Think-Off, a philosophy competition held each June in New York Mills, MN. The Think-Off receives hundreds of essays every year from around the nation, and the top four writers are invited to an audience debate to determine who will win the title of “America’s Greatest Thinker.” In addition, finalists receive a cash award of $500. Lapakko was a finalist in 2013 and won the Think-Off championship in 2015; he hopes to be the first person in its 27-year history to win the event twice. This year’s question is, “To vote or not to vote: does it matter?” The Think-Off debates are in the New York Mills high school auditorium on Saturday evening, June 8.


2003 Honda Accord for Sale

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2003 Honda Accord EX-L for sale AS IS.

This 4-door sedan runs GREAT and has all-new brakes (October 2018) and a brand new steering column pump (March 2019). The interior is all leather, heated driver and passenger seats.

203,000 miles and going strong!

I am selling the car AS IS. The car has some body damage due to a recent run-in with a deer: the left headlight needs to be replaced, and the front hood is indented and needs to be fixed before a next oil change. The front bumper has some significant cracks from the cold winter, but could simply be more firmly re-attached where it was jostled by the deer. However, the car is running perfectly otherwise and I have been able to drive it without any problems.

Even with the recent front-end damage, this car is worth $3,500. I’m selling it for $2,000.

Please contact me (Green Bouzard, if you want more information. I’m happy to send photos!