Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Heat and Water Shutdown TODAY

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The time frame for this heat shutdown impacting several Augsburg buildings will be from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. The reason: Steam will be shut down because of a rusted out condensate line that is located on Fairview’s property north of Riverside Ave.

Campus dining locations will remain open. Compostable plates and silverware may be used.

Heat that is normally turned down at night will not be lowered before the shutdown in hope that indoor temperatures will not drop sharply before the heat is back on. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan Massich with Facilities at

Here are the buildings affected:
1. Mortensen and Urness Hall – No hot water for showers or heat.
2. Ice Arena – No hot water for showers.
3. Si Melby Hall – No hot water for showers or heat.
4. Christensen Center – No hot water for kitchen sinks or heat.
5. Old Main – No hot water or heat.
6. Anderson Residence Hall – No heat
7. Lindell Library – No heat
8. Memorial Hall – No heat
9. Sverdrup Hall – No heat
10. Old Science Building – No heat
11. Foss Center – No heat
12. Anderson Music Hall – No heat

Teaching and Learning

Hands-on Pasta Workshop by Campus Kitchen FT. Tenzin Ragba

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Campus Kitchen is offering our 2nd cooking workshop for the year! This time we will be teaching participants how to make Pasta and Tomato Sauce from scratch on November 7th from 7pm-9pm! With our facilitator being a part of the student body himself, Tenzin Rabga who loves to cook but if not a chef. He even cooked for his highschool communities through small business’ with profits all to support his passion.
Please RSVP in order to reserve yourself sufficient materials to cook with. There are limited spots so first come first serve!
Please contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop.

Click here to RSVP!

Teaching Tip Tuesday: Laziness is a Myth: Helping Students Navigate the Hidden Curriculum

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This Teaching Tip Tuesday is an article posted by Devon Price, Loyola University of Chicago Psychology Professor. They write, “Laziness Does Not Exist, But unseen barriers do.” Read the full post via the link below.

Watch for Teaching Tip Tuesday on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. You can find more Teaching Tips and Resources at:

Laziness is a Myth: Helping Students Navigate the Hidden Curriculum

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement

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This workshop will focus on embracing our vulnerabilities to increase engagement in the classroom. We will share active learning techniques that normalize discomfort. Examples include: mindmapping, reflective practices. Facilitated by Chris Houltberg, Joaquin Muñoz, Beliza Torres Narváez, and Lyz Wendland.

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

Thursday, November 7 | Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for “Celebrating your Creativity Scars”

Med School Information 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

Pre-Pharmacy Advising

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Dr. Bruce Benson, from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. Thu Ha Nguyen, ’17 Chemistry, will join Dr. Benson to share about her experiences in pharmacy school. Learn more about pharmacy career options and admissions.

Wednesday, October 30
12-3 pm
Hagfors 101A

Contact Catherina Kipper at with questions or to schedule a meeting with Dr. Benson.

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.

General Announcements

Augsburg University/A’viands Fall Break Hours

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Just a little blast to remind everyone of the A’viands hours during fall break. The Commons hours will not change. We will be open during the break for our regularly scheduled service hours.

Einstein’s, Nabo and Kafeega will be closed Friday thru Sunday, opening on Monday at our usual time.

Enjoy your extended weekend!

Bethany Lutheran Church to gift Franklin Avenue property to Augsburg

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This past Sunday, Bethany Lutheran Church announced to its congregation its intention to gift its property at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 25th Avenue South in the Seward neighborhood to Augsburg University. The gift is contingent on a congregational vote, which is scheduled for October 27. It will then need to be formally received by approval of the Augsburg Board of Regents.

In coming to this decision, Bethany Lutheran leadership and the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA was engaged with Augsburg about the potential future for the property. While there is still much exploration to do, Augsburg’s objective is to determine a long-term use for the location that advances our educational mission and community engagement and honors Bethany’s unique legacy of service to the Seward neighborhood.

In the near-term, we do not expect any immediate operational changes. The Bethany Lutheran congregation will continue to occupy the building and worship in the space through May 2020. Commitments are in place relative to current tenants for continued use until alternative plans are mutually developed in the longer-term. Augsburg also will support Bethany’s ministry of Soup For You and assure its continuation in the neighborhood.

With the anticipation of a new pedestrian bridge over I-94, Augsburg will be more closely connected to the Franklin Avenue corridor and the Seward neighborhood than it has been in the last half century. This property offers us an exciting opportunity to engage even more fully with that vibrant and richly diverse neighborhood.

There is much more to come relative to this project. We anticipate beginning an exploration process this summer, and, in the meantime, plan to update various groups on campus — beginning with University Council at its monthly meeting yesterday.

Interested in a weekly fresh produce subscription?

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Hello everyone!

Campus Kitchen is proud to announce our partnership with Brightside Produce and aid in their mission to make healthy produce more accessable to food insecure neighborhoods. Starting next Tuesday, October 29, we will be launching our own Buyers Club branch here at Augsburg. This is a weekly produce subscription ranging from $3, $5, $10, & $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. If you are interested in joining the buyers club please follow these step by step instructions to set up your subscription.

1.) Go to
2.) Click the menu button in the top left corner of the screen and select “join the Buyers Club”. 
3.) Follow the instructions on the buyers club page (subscription size, Augsburg pick up, items you prefer to be left out of your bags, and whether or not you would like to start a weekly subscription or make a one time purchase.)
4.) You will also have the option of purchasing a reusable tote bag from Brightside for you subscriptions, if you feel inclined to do so. 
5.) Pick up will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesdays, outside of the Sabo center, located in the basement of Anderson Hall. 

Please help us pass the word to any student, staff, or faculty who might be interested! We appreciate your support in our program and mission to make healthy food more accessible in our neighborhoods. For more information feel free to email me: or our supervisor Natalie Jacobson:

Oct. 23 is last day for the Augsburg Transportation Survey

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Last days to complete the Augsburg University Transportation Survey. The link is in an email sent to everyone – and also is below. The survey should take about 10-12 minutes.

Survey link:

The deadline to complete is Wed., Oct. 23.

Thanks to the 700+ who have completed it.

The results of this survey will be used to better understand transit choices and to identify opportunities for improvements in transit options. Your feedback is critical as we strive to understand all of the different ways Augsburg employees/students are getting to work.

On behalf of the Augsburg Transit Task Force – thank you.

Resume Drop-In Hours

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Are you looking for an internship or part-time job? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) to have your resume reviewed by a Peer Advisor.

Monday – On the Go Drop-In Hours 10:00-1:30
(October 28th – Skyway link in the Library)

Tuesdays– Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center (next to Einsteins)

Student Share Shop Opening – Looking for Donations

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Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me:

Campus Kitchen: Produce Every Monday

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Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday this semester from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3pm) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Event Announcements

Daily Chapel: Rev. Babette Chatman

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Pastor Babette Chatman share about her recent trip to Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama including a visit to the Equal Justice Initiative Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Musicians: Troy Gardner, violin, and Kelly Shono, Grace Porter, and Shevon Greene.

More information

Art Reception: Jonathan Herrera Soto

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Join us for the reception of “Miel y Petróleo / Honey & Gasoline” by artist Jonathan Herrera Soto. This collection of  “Love Poems” consists of a daily exercise in analyzing and questioning notions of love in relation to political violence. Herrera Soto explores various relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies.

Reception: October 24, 6-8p.m. Christensen Gallery

Show Info

Register: Government and Nonprofit Career and Internship Fair

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FREE and open to all students and alumni. This fair is sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association.

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. The job fair is open only to students and alumni from participating colleges and universities.

To see what employers are participating, schedule and details of presentations visit

Special Student Presentations at the Fair

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – NP 101: Intro to Careers in Nonprofits
Did you know that nonprofits make up 11% of Minnesota’s workforce? What is a nonprofit organization anyway? Will I get paid enough if I work at one? How do nonprofits stay in business? What types of jobs are available? What is the best way to get my foot in the door? These topics and others will be discussed at this session.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Launching a Public Sector Career
Every day tens of thousands of Minnesotans go to work driven by a desire to help others. They are social workers and environmentalists, lawyers and engineers, programmers and researchers, and they work behind the scenes to help ensure everyone is safe, healthy, and successful. This is your opportunity to meet these civil servants and learn about how you can join them in creating impactful change.

Getting to the Fair: Strommen Career & Internship Staff will be walking or driving over groups of students. Details will follow after you have registered.

Register on Handshake (free to attend)

Register on Handshake

Crying Earth Rise Up (Film Event)

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Crying Earth Rise Up on November 12, 2019.
Crying Earth Rise Up, narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s efforts to stop the uranium mining contaminating their community’s drinking water. Informed by Native perspectives and belief systems, the film addresses the sacred relationship between water and life itself, as well as the conflicts between nuclear power companies, activists, and locals. With a nuanced look at what is becoming an increasingly common environmental battle, the film offers a case study of contemporary conservation efforts in the face of corporate and capitalistic interests. (Crying Earth Rise Up)
Crying Earth Rise Up acknowledges the centrality of Native involvement in opposing the particular practice of uranium mining and suggests Native communities’ wider spread contribution to a variety of other conversations related to environmental protection (although not always noted by mainstream media, e.g. the recent blocking of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline) (Documentary Educational Resources site)
Join us for the film and a conversation with director/producer/cinematographer Suree Towfighnia and Debra White Plume.

Where & When: November 12, 2019
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Community Organizing Skills Workshop: One-to-Ones

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If you want to create change, few things are more important as one-to-one relational meetings. One-to-ones are at the heart of community organizing and leadership. These conversations are about establishing a public relationship with someone, and sharing stories as a way to understand their motivations and self interests. They can uncover common values and interests that might lead to collaborative work in support of the change you are trying to create. This mix of personal, sometimes intimate knowledge leading to public action holds unique value. Participants in this Sabo Center workshop will learn and practice one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work.

Thursday, October 31
3:40-5 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

This training 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.

1:1 Relational Meeting Training

Focused Conversations on Student Success: TODAY/TOMORROW

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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. (Oren Gateway Center, Room 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

TRIO McNair Scholars Success Stories video

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Augsburg students, faculty, staff, and community are invited to the release of the TRIO McNair Scholars Success Stories video.

The video highlights three McNair alumni success stories. Other McNair alumni stories will also be shared. The event will celebrate Augsburg McNair Scholars Program where we increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society; first-generation college students with financial need, and/or members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. McNair participants have demonstrated strong academic potential and will prepare for graduate study through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The McNair Scholars Program was created by the U.S. Congress in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the astronaut, and physicist who was among the first African Americans in the U.S. space program.

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Hagfors 150A

Stop by any time between 3 and 5pm to learn more about the TRIO McNair Scholars Program and to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni.

Doug Green’s Jumping the Median

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Professor D. E. (Doug) Green’s collection of poems, Jumping the Median, has just been released by Encircle Publications. Doug will read from the book at Content Bookstore in his hometown Northfield, 7pm, Thursday, 24 Oct. Jumping the Median can be ordered both through local bookstores like Content, where it is available now for the reading, and our own Augsburg B&N or through the publisher. See the links below for more information on the reading and the book.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Art Meets Literature

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Recently English Professor Lindsay Starck collaborated with six visual artists for an evening of art and literature at Gallery 2o7 in Milwaukee, where each artist presented a unique piece of art inspired by Starck’s novel Noah’s Wife.

Participating artists include Ann Baer, Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri, Stacy Ollmann, David Schaefer, Julia Taylor, and Robert Zondag. The exhibition was featured during gallery night last weekend and will be up until October 24, 2019.