Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking on campus this week

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Our teachers had a great first day on campus. To everyone who helped each of them find Sateren, a classroom, or where to eat lunch…thank you! You may have noticed parking got a little tight on Tuesday. We anticipate parking to be very similar for the rest of this week as our participants are parking in Lots A, D and L. On Friday, we will be welcoming an additional 30 people to campus for an AP Coordinator workshop. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this time of higher demand for parking, and thanks for everything you’re doing to make our teachers feel welcomed at Augsburg! Please email with any concerns or questions.

As a reminder, these teachers are coming from 17 states and 3 countries. There are more than 150 school districts represented throughout the week with about 130 teachers residing in MN! This is a great opportunity to showcase Augsburg University and raise Augsburg’s profile with teachers who are working with exceptional students.

Teaching and Learning

Writing Center – online tutoring now available

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The Augsburg Writing Center is now offering online instruction for students taking summer courses. The Online Writing Center allows you to video conference with a tutor and receive one-on-one feedback on your writing from a peer tutor. We use a combination of Zoom (for the video conference) and Google Docs (for you to share your draft with the tutor). As is true during an in-person session, you and the tutor will have a collaborative conversation about your draft during the online meeting.

Appointments are available Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30pm. For more information about this service and instructions for making an appointment, please see our Online Writing Center FAQ or email Sarah Groeneveld Kenney ( For any other questions about the Writing Center, please email Jennifer Forsthoefel (

Online Writing Center FAQ

General Announcements

Join Strommen staff for lunch this summer

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Warm weather is here and it is a great time to catch up with colleagues and get those steps in! Join the Strommen Career & Internship team, as we go out into the community for lunch this summer!

Thursday, June 27th
Tuesday, July 9th
Thursday, July 25th
Tuesday, August 13th
Thursday, August 22nd

If you are interested, we ask that you meet in Suite 100, CC at 11:20 a.m. No need to R.S.V.P., we will determine restaurant locations based on interest.
(Cost of meal will be handled by each individual)

Looking forward to having our colleagues join us! If questions, please call 612-330-1472 or email

At that time, we will select a neighborhood restaurant to visit.

Compensation to Participate in an 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 18-60 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

Event Announcements

Utøya survivor to speak at Norway House: June 23

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In partnership with Norway House, we are excited to share that Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler—a Norwegian activist, writer, designer, and filmmaker working across mediums to promote peace and human rights in defiance of violent extremism—will be speaking at Norway House on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on the topic of Finding Peace: A dialogue on community peace-building.

Ihler is a survivor of the Utøya mass shooting on 22 July 2011. Since that horrifying experience, he has used his voice to promote peace and justice all over the world. He currently serves as a Young Leader on the Extremely Together Project at the Kofi Annan Foundation.

In addition, he is a listed speaker for the Human Rights Foundation (who is our international partner for the Human Rights Forum) and spoke at their Oslo Freedom Forum in 2016.

Please visit Norway House’s event page to RSVP to the free session.

This event is brought to us be Heartland Democracy.

Norway House

Make A Difference for Middle Schoolers – Judge at Debate Camp

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Join the Fun at Middle School MDAW

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is hosting Middle School MDAW Summer Camp! If you’re at high school age or older, we need you to be part of the fun as a volunteer judge on our Friday tournament.

At this tournament, our middle school campers have a chance to show off the skills they’ve gained over the last 5 days. With a mock tournament with real judges, camp’s learning process is complete!

Schedule for Friday, June 21st:

Round 1 – 9:30-10:30
Round 2 – 10:45-12:00
Round 3 – 1:00-2:15pm

No experience? No problem. We will train judges (& provide lunch.)

Afterwards, join us for the exciting awards ceremony for cupcakes and lots of smiles as kids win big and get recognized for their new debate skills!

Sign Up to Volunteer

Summer Camps and Conferences Weekly Updates

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Augsburg University to home to many camps and conferences throughout the summer months. In an effort to keep our community up to date about our campus visitors, University Events will be posting weekly updates here!

This week, Augsburg University Team Wrestling Camp is on campus through Thursday, June 20th. The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute will be joining us for a week beginning Saturday, June 22. We will also be welcoming folks from Urban Debate League and Summer Math Institute this Sunday, June 23.

For more information about summer camps and conferences on campus contact University Events at x1104.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Seeking babysitters

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I’m looking for new babysitters (ideally with their own transportation), as our usuals have graduated. We have an 8-year-old and need occasional weekend evening sitters. We also have sporadic summer daytime needs of 2-4 hours at a time, to allow the at-home parent to get to medical appointments. Contact if you’re interested in being on our call list.