Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D (mostly) Reserved Thursday and Friday

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The Admission Department will be hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for perspective Auggies, on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved for them in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

On behalf of the Admission, Marketing, and Student Affairs offices, we hope that you will help us welcome perspective Auggies and their families to campus. Whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J
– The 21st Ave Ramp on the corner of 21st Ave and 4th St (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Please note that street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Vice President of Enrollment Robert Gould (

Thank you again!

Teaching and Learning

Individualized Help Available with Moodle Gradebooks

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The E-Learning Team invites you to drop-in to HC 151 on Monday, October 21 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to get help fine-tuning your Moodle gradebook prior to mid-terms. Using the Moodle Gradebook helps students track their progress since it provides immediate, private, and accurate feedback. LFC’s Eric and Christy, E-learning Specialist Bonnie, and Faculty Director of Online/Blended Learning Pedagogies Jenny Hanson will be on hand to answer questions and provide individualized help.


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This afternoon, just prior to the Faculty Meeting, grab a seat in Hagfors 151 by 3:20 pm for this month’s EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland.

“Celebrating Your Creativity Scars: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement”. In this session, professors Wendland and Ibarra from Art & Design will talk about engaging creativity in the pedagogical practice. This session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 series designed to help students feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

Wednesday, October 16 | EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland |
3:20 pm- 3:35 pm, HC 151

Center for Teaching and Learning

Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing

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Mark your calendars for:

Monday, November 18 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing |
12:30 pm – 1:40 pm, Marshall Room

“Before Minneapolis, There Was Good Bread”: Corporations, Scientists, Vitamins, and Nutrition Capitalism

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing”

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

To learn more about the program, go to . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

Med School Info Session

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Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at

Wednesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

General Announcements

Student Worker Training Session

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Get the most out of your experience as a student worker! Learn how the skills you use in your student worker position can help you build your resume and prepare you for a professional job after graduation.

Wednesday, October 16
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Thursday, October 17
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Topics covered will include:
• How your job fits in the context of Augsburg and Society,
• How to maximize the student worker experience,
• How to build relationships with professional colleagues,
• Worker rights,
• and more!

These sessions are part of an On-Campus Employment initiative offered to you by Sabo & Strommen Centers.

Supervisor Training For Those Who Manage Student Workers

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Learn how to help student workers get the most out of their experience in your department!


Thursday, October 17
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Friday, October 18
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Christensen Center, Riverside Room

Topics covered will include:
• How to set goals & learning outcomes with students,
• How to involve students in meaningful work,
• How reflection meetings with students set up productive work experiences,
• How to troubleshoot challenges encountered as supervisors,
• and more!

These sessions are part of an On-Campus Employment initiative offered by Sabo & Strommen Centers.

Spring 2020 Study Abroad – Semester Spots Still Available

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Spring semester study abroad is still available – the deadline for select programs has been extended to November 1.

The three Augsburg study center programs still have spaces available for spring semester:

Augsburg in Mexico
Augsburg in Central America
Augsburg in Southern Africa

Apply by November 1

These programs, all taught in English, are a good fit for many majors. Students can earn credits in several different subjects, take Spanish language courses in Mexico or Central America, complete an internship in Mexico or Namibia, and much more.

Augsburg students participating in these programs are awarded an automatic $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant, in addition to their usual semester financial aid package. These programs are among the most affordable study abroad programs for students – costs very close to studying and living on campus.

The Study Abroad & Away Office is here to answer questions, and is happy to talk to all students about these opportunities. Stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Or, email abroad

Augsburg Study Center program information and application

Model UN in New York City – Study Away on Spring Break

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Take the spring semester POL 368 Model UN course, and travel to NYC for the Model UN conference at the end of March!

POL 368 is a regular course throughout the spring semester, with regular weekly classes. During the first half of the semester, students will prepare for the Model UN in NYC which takes place just after spring break, from March 29 to April 2.

Each year, the Augsburg delegation represents a different country with delegates assigned to particular UN committees or organizations, each with their own set of issues. Delegates have to understand the challenges of representing that country with its particular history, culture, and current foreign policy priorities and diplomatic objectives. At the same time, each delegate represents that country on a particular committee and will be researching issues such as climate change, human rights, trade, poverty, human trafficking, or arms control.


Program cost $1,300
includes: round trip airfare to NYC, hotel accommodation, Model UN registration and delegate fees. There is no additional tuition fee for full-time undergrad students. Students are responsible for their own transportation in NYC, as well as all meals during the program.

Get more info and apply here

Palestinian Art of Resistance Spring Break Study Abroad – Apply by November 1

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Take a spring semester course that includes 10 days of travel on your Spring break!

Palestinian Art of Resistance, 4-credits, fulfills Fine Arts requirement and Augsburg Experience
Course options: ART 211 or THR 295

Faculty Leader: Sarah Myers and Robert Tom
Travel Dates: March 13-23, 2020 (spring break)

Course Description:
Art of Resistance will immerse you in contemporary Palestinian culture and invite you to learn directly from a wide range of artists in the region. You will have the unique opportunity to experience art and performance first-hand in diverse Palestinian contexts, from a day-long excursion to cultural sites in Ramallah to a conference call with artists in Gaza. A major component of the course will be ongoing cultural exchange with students from Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem. Augsburg students will also learn about the complex political, historical, social, and religious context for Palestinian art and theater through guided tours, performances, gallery talks, museum visits, readings, and discussions. Throughout these experiences, students will interrogate what it means to create art under occupation, explore various definitions of the “art of resistance,” and learn tools to make creative work that defies and reimagines the status quo.


Scholarships are available!

Visit the program page for additional details and to apply!

Attend A Study Abroad & Away Info Session

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Interested in studying abroad? Attend one of our Study Abroad & Away information sessions!

We have the new option to watch an info session online you can watch at the link below.

We also have daily in-person info sessions located in the Oyate Commons, Lower Level of Christensen Center, Suite 2.

Monday: 10:40 am
Tuesday: 3:45 pm
Wednesday: 1:45 pm
Thursday: 11:30 pm
Friday: 3:15 pm

Have any questions?
Email or visit our website

Watch the online info session now!

Clothing Donations Needed

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Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Event Announcements

Focused Conversations on Student Success: Next week

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Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will facilitate a discussion on the university’s efforts to support student success and progress toward completion.

October 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)
October 23, 2-3 p.m. (OGC 100)

NOTE: Location has changed from previous A-mail messages. These are the correct locations.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands

Employers on Campus: MN Department of Human Services

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Are you interested in learning about potential internships and jobs with the MN Department of Human Services? Students are invited to hear from agency provider panelists in a variety of human services fields, including Autism and Childrens/Adult Mental Health. Explore career paths, internships, and network.

This event will be offered twice in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center. Join us for the one hour employer panel on Thursday, October 17th at 10:00 am or 12:15 pm.

Register on Handshake (Events)

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum (2-week countdown)

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324 of your fellow Auggies have already signed up!

…..and the good news is that here is still time to secure your FREE registration to the The Human Rights Forum.

Yes, attendance is free for Augsburg students, faculty and staff (via your account), but registration is required. Follow the link below to register.

Joining us on campus are 20-25 impressive young and diverse human rights activists—international guests as well as national and local leaders—who will share their stories and activism, and guide us as we explore ways to take action in our ongoing promotion of human rights globally and domestically.

Plenaries, lectures, panels and workshops as well as networking opportunities will be included during the event days (October 28 and 29, 2019).

For more details, please visit our websites:

Contact us (extension 1378) for questions, ideas and comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Free Registration

Cross-Generational Dialogue: Free Student Tickets

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Is the U.S. on a slippery slope to fascism? Surely it can’t happen here … or can it? Our President tweets myths or outright lies daily, and his base cheers. Now that we’ve traded democracy for oligarchy, can fascism be far behind?

Citizens for Global Solutions of Minnesota is hosting a “Cross-Generational Dialogue” during the Peace Meal on Monday, October 28th, 5:00 – 7:00pm.

The cost of the Meal ($30) will be covered by Citizens for Global Solutions of Minnesota for the 12 activist students that participate, along with 12 elder/advocates, in a guided conversation about the state of our “democracy” in the US.

If you are interested in this great opportunity, RSVP to Nancy Dunlavy (

Citizens for Global Solutions of Minnesota

Register Now: Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s Diversity Insights Breakfast With Governor Tim Walz

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Please join The Forum on Workplace Inclusion on October 31 for the first Diversity Insights Breakfast of our 2019-2020 series!

To kickoff the breakfast series, The Forum will hear from Governor Tim Walz, followed by a panel of state officials discussing the state’s efforts to build One Minnesota, where we collaborate across differences to create a state that works for everyone.

Governor Walz will be introduced by President Pribbenow.

Follow the link below for details and to register.

Diversity Insights Breakfast Website

TODAY: Community Organizing 101

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Interested in learning about community organizing but don’t know where to start? This Sabo Center workshop is for you!

TODAY, Wednesday, October 16
3:10-4:40 p.m.
OGC 100

Learn some of the foundational concepts of organizing to get started on your change making journey. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of relational power, the difference between public and private relationships, and how self-interest motivates us to act.

Community Organizing 101 will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

Community Organizing 101

Queering Career Event

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Queering Career Panel
Thur, Oct 17th
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Hagfors 150 – Augsburg University

Join us for frank, open conversations about the ups and downs of the opportunities and navigational struggles being LGBTQIA+ looks like.

Hear from five LGBTQIA+ panelists from the professional community who will share their stories:

Quorum – Rebecca Waggoner
Queer Science – Julie Johnson
Macalester College – Jason Jackson
Real Life Coffee & Yoga – Gabby Hruska
Coalition of Asian American Leaders – Cameron PajYeeb Yang

Refreshments will be served.

MEA Youth Soccer Camp Wednesday–Friday

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We are holding our annual MEA Youth Soccer Camp this week. The camp is for boys and girls 6-12 years old. The camp is 9am to 12pm Wed, Thur, Fri. We have 1,2, or 3 day options. We have indoor facilities if weather is poor. Information and registration is available on our website.

DEI Webinar: Culture Clash: Can Latino Culture Identity and Corporate Culture Be Reconciled?

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When: October 24, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Andres Tapia, Korn Ferry
Cost: Free, online webinar

Join us for The Forum on Workplace Inclusions October webinar with presenter Andrés Tapia, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry.

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
– Recognize the importance of Hispanic heritage and Latino Culture in shaping the workplace behavior of Latino professionals.
– Compare Latino Culture against Corporate America Culture across 6 key cultural dimensions.
– Develop solutions to the Latino and Corporate Culture Clash.

Register Here: FREE

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