Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Cold Weather Safety Tips

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As the single-digit and sub-zero temperature days become more frequent, it’s important for all of us (no matter how many winters you’ve been through) to review ways to stay safe in the bitter cold so we can make it through another lovely Minnesota winter.  Refresh your winter safety knowledge by reviewing the cold weather safety tips on the Public Safety website and stay safe out there!

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Teaching and Learning

RSVP Now for a Screening/Discussion with Stephan Clark

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A “Speaking of Sabbatical” Event: Stephan Clark will offer a screening and discussion of “Old Media Studies”, a short film shot on the campus of Augsburg University that focuses on a professor who pushes back against a proposal for a New Media Studies major by jokingly promoting the idea of an Old Media Studies major. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, February 12 | A Screening and Discussion of the Short Film, Old Media Studies, with Stephan Clark | 11:10 am – 12:20 pm, TBD

RSVP for the Screening with Stephan Clark

Ger Vang: Batalden Interfaith Fellow returns for Spring 2020 semester

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Ger Vang, Hmong Shaman and Batalden Interfaith Fellow, is returning to campus for the Spring 2020 semester! He would love to visit your class and/or student group. If you’re interested in having him visit your class, please contact him at See link below to view his message to you! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Bibiana Koh, Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, at

Peace Scholar Information Tabling: Today at 11:30 a.m. in Christensen Center

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Are you interested in being a Peace Scholar in 2020/21? With a seven-week stay in Norway? Then come to our tabling session from 11:30 – 11:50 am TODAY in Christensen Center.

Augsburg sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in peace and justice issues are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Peace Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join the group of 14 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway, at the International Summer Schools and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in June and July 2020.

Peace Scholars have high academic achievements, interest in international & global issues, openness to explore new ideas, and experience with civil engagement. This program allows
scholars to learn, grow, and experience in areas related to peace and current global issues in a Norwegian context.

Program cost and room & board in Norway is covered, and students pay for travel cost and personal spendings.

Kristy Ornelas ( and Natalie Zavoral ( spent their summer as Peace Scholars in Norway last year, and any questions you may have can be directed to them via email.

You can also connect with our CGEE office for additional information (x1159 or

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

Apply Here

General Announcements

Attention, first-year students: What do you expect in the workplace?

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity conference, and we want to share the Augsburg student perspective with the more than 1,400 professionals from a variety of industries who attend each year. When you look forward to leaving college and entering the workforce, what’s on your mind?

Fill out this two-question survey to let us know what you think.

Fill out the survey

Announcing the John R. Mitchell / Academy of American Poets Prize

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Deadline for Submission: 17 February 2020

This competition, endowed by Jean Mitchell in honor of the late John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet, is for the best group of three poems composed by a current Augsburg undergraduate or graduate student. The award includes a $100 prize ($50 each, if split between an undergrad and a grad student) and a certificate from the Academy of American
Poets. Carleton Professor emerita and poet Mary Moore Easter will be judging this year’s Mitchell Prize.

• A set of three well-proofread poems must be sent from your Augsburg email address as an attachment to by 17 February 2020.
• Writers should put Mitchell Prize in the subject line.
• The email must contain the titles of the poems, and the poet’s full name, pronouns, status (undergrad or grad), phone number, and mailing/permanent address.
• Winners will be announced by Augsburg University in early March. There will be a reading on campus with judge Mary Moore Easter and the prize winners on the evening of Wed, 25 March.
• In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.

Event Announcements

Funding Searches and Small Grants – Wednesday, February 12 (3:30 – 5 p.m.), Lindell 301

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The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Wednesday, February 12 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301.

The topic is Funding Searches & Small Grants. Mary Hollerich of Lindell Library will discuss how to conduct funding searches for grants, and how the Library can help during the lifecycle of your grant. OGSP will give numerous examples of small grants across the disciplines. Twenty minutes will be reserved at the end for writing, consultations, and planning.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to  Please contact Lauren Causey with questions.


Want to make change in your community? Come to Civic Action Coaching.

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Do you want to take action? Are you working on a public project or problem and need to workshop, brainstorm, or ask for ideas about how to proceed? Bring your project to Civic Action Coaching!

There will be 4 sessions planned for the spring semester. Come to one or all of them–the most important thing is to be prepared with a project you are working on our would like to work on. For students who want to take action!

Monday, January 27, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, February 17, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, March 23, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, April 13, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114

Sessions will be led by Dennis Donovan of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. 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. Questions? Email or

Civic Action Coaching

Civic Skills Workshop: Public Narrative

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Public leadership to make change requires the use of both the “head” and the “heart” to mobilize others to act effectively on behalf of shared values. It engages people in interpreting why they should change the world – their motivation – and how they can act to change it – their strategy. Public narrative is the “why” – the art of translating values into action through stories. Learn about how to craft your own public narrative and relate the story of self, story of us, and story of now.

This workshop builds on other Sabo Center workshops last semester focused on change-making skills. Whether or not you attended a workshop last semester–JOIN US!

Thursday, January 23
3:40-5 p.m.
OGC 114

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.

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Morning Chapel: Jeremy Myers

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am as we continue our series, “Public Church: Sticking with Love,” based on the quotation from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Today Jeremy Myers, Associate Professor of Religion and Executive Director of the Christensen Center for Vocation, will preach on how God makes our public lives possible.

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Commuter Student Check-In

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Are you a commuter? Looking for a way to get connected on campus? Come to the commuter student check-in: a casual time to meet other students who commute, share challenges you face with your commuter status, and share your desires for your experience on campus. Some snacks will be provided.

When: Monday, January 27 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Where: Riverside Room, Christensen Center

Can’t attend this month’s Commuter Check-In? Contact Pastoral Intern Sarah Swindall ( for more information and to stay updated for February!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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