Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D and Admission Event February 17

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The Admission Office is excited to host “Experience Augsburg” on Monday, February 17th. Our visitors will have 75 spaces marked off for them in Lot D; once the remaining spots are filled, we ask that faculty and staff park in Lot L, Lot J, or in the 21st Ave Parking Ramp across Riverside (free day permits are available in the Admission Office). In addition, the Admission Office is providing Metro passes for those who wish to park further away and commute to campus using bus or light rail. Please feel free to swing through the Admission Office (LL of Christensen) to pick up your ramp pass or Metro Pass.

We thank you again for your assistance in helping to welcome visitors and future Auggies to campus!

Teaching and Learning

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 2

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 14th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 2nd (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).

For questions about registration or the event, please contact

Register Here

MINNE Fellowship 2020 Application Available

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program. Five Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.
The 2020 trip will take place on April 23rd. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at or 612-330-1446.
• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2021
• 3.0 GPA or higher

RSVP for Co-Curricular Assessment Day Workshop

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Join the Co-Curricular Assessment Team for its annual Assessment Day Workshop. This year, participants will discuss the work the committee has been up to over the last year, learn about assessment results from the most up-to-date year, and engage in a professional development workshop around using data to make informed decisions around program design and implementation.

Assessment Day is Tuesday, February 25 from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm. The Co-Curricular Assessment Workshop will take place in the Marshall Room

RSVP for the Co-Curricular Assessment Workshop

RSVP for the Undergraduate Gen Ed Learning Outcomes Assessment Day Workshop

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A new, streamlined set of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) is needed to better understand students’ learning experience in courses in the General Education curriculum. During this session we will review the proposed learning outcomes and examine how they relate to institutional outcomes. We will discuss how the proposed GELOs can accommodate the current curriculum, and yet be flexible to proposed curricular changes. This workshop will offer faculty and staff an opportunity to comment on the proposed outcomes, and help develop preliminary plans for how and where these outcomes can be assessed.

Assessment Day is Tuesday, February 25 from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm. The Undergraduate General Education Learning Outcomes session will take place in OGC 100.

RSVP for the Undergraduate General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Day Session

RSVP for the Graduate Program Learning Outcomes Assessment Day Workshop

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We have two goals for our session on February 25th:

1. We will review the current set of graduate program learning outcomes for each program and discuss:
a. the ways in which graduate level learning outcomes map to the mission
b. the ways in which they are scaffolded at a higher level than our undergraduate learning outcomes.

2. We will identify if there are graduate level learning outcomes that are ‘shared’ by all graduate programs. Can we call them out explicitly as part of our commitment to graduate students at Augsburg?

Assessment Day is Tuesday, February 25 from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm. The Graduate Level Learning Outcomes session will take place in OGC 114.

RSVP for the Graduate Level Learning Outcomes Assessment Day Session

EDTalk with Kathy McGillivray

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Prior to the next Faculty Meeting on February 19, head to HC 151 for “Beyond Access: Welcoming Students With Disabilities In your Courses”: Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS/Disability Resources office, will discuss mindsets and strategies that can move us beyond accessibility toward welcome and inclusion of our students with disabilities. She will highlight some of the recurring themes the CLASS office has heard from students about approaches faculty have taken that have helped them feel valued and motivated them to succeed.

Wednesday, February 19 | EDTalk with Kathy McGillivray | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

Center for Teaching and Learning

General Announcements

TONIGHT: Music Therapy Club Meeting, Food And Fun

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Students are invited to come to the first ASMTA meeting of the semester to discuss future events, leadership opportunities and eat some Pizza Lucé! If there are any dietary concerns or general questions please email so we can accommodate. The meeting time is 6:15 PM in Anderson Hall (the music building) room M4.

Volunteers needed for “Tienda”

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We’re looking for volunteers to help with the Music Department’s production of “Tienda” — Volunteers to help with tickets, doors, costumes/wardrobe, food, etc. If you are interested in music, stage management, operas or just experiencing something NEW — There’s an opportunity for you!

Dates Needed:
> Thursday, February 20 – Dress Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
> Friday, February 21 – Show #1, 7 p.m.
> Saturday, February 22 – Show #2, 7 p.m.

Contact, Cathy Knutson ( ASAP.

The opera tells the story of Luis Garzón, a Mexican musician who immigrated to Minneapolis in 1886 and opened a small Mexican grocery store, or tienda, in St. Paul in the 1920s. While Luis had married an American woman and was fully integrated into Minnesotan society, his store served as a community hub for the newest arrivals from Mexico, many of whom had fled the Mexican Revolution and now toiled on the sugar beet farms of rural Minnesota. “Tienda” explores the immigrant experience: what must be left behind—and what cannot be forgotten—on the journey to a new home.

The opera is composed by Augsburg Music faculty member Reinaldo Moya and will also include the Augsburg Orchestra & The Augsburg Choir.

Interested in Going? Reserve Tickets below…

For tickets to the opera

Multicultural Worship TODAY at 8 p.m.

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel TODAY at 8:00 PM for the Multicultural Worship Service! There will be communion (ALL are welcome at Christ’s table), exciting worship music, and pancakes (possibly heart-shaped ones) after the service during fellowship time! There will be gluten free and vegan options available.

Come get your praise on!

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague before February 21

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On Thursday, March 26, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., Staff Senate will host the Annual Staff Appreciation Event in Hoversten Chapel. Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award. President Pribbenow, with the support of his leadership team, will also present an award to an outstanding department or group.

You can nominate a staff member to receive an award at the event!

Nominations will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st.
Staff, faculty, and students are welcome to submit materials.
All materials are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 21st.
Visit the Staff Senate website to learn more about the nomination process:

The Staff Appreciation Program recognizes staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year.

Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff member who has been at Augsburg for 2 years or less (as of February 1, 2020) and has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time.

Visit the Staff Senate website for more information about the awards:

Can’t wait until March? You can nominate a colleague to receive and Auggie Pride Award!

Visit the Staff Senate website for more information about the Auggie Pride Program:

Thank you for helping us recognize staff contributions at Augsburg!

More information about nominations for Outstanding Staff Award

Do you love reading?

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Do you love reading…but book clubs aren’t your thing? Do you sometimes lay awake at night wondering your responsibility to strangers by virtue of our shared humanity? Do you ponder the meaning of global citizenship? Do questions about moral disagreement enter your thoughts during the day?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you would probably enjoy reading Kwame Anthony Appiah’s book, Cosmopolitanism. Extra copies are available (and free) to the first five individuals who email

Here is the best part about obtaining your free copy: You can attend the Batalden convocation on March 5th and have the author sign your book. You can also wrestle with the aforementioned questions and discuss them with the author on Thursday, March 5th, at 2pm. This RSVP-only event ( is open to faculty and staff.

New: Forum Podcast Ep. 26 – Engaging Men and Leaders in Gender Balance

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (20-first), argues that women alone should not be leading the topic of gender balance in organizations. But how do we engage men and leaders in gender balancing businesses when the topic of gender balance is often framed as being created for women by women, leading to failed engagement, or even worse, creating divisive segmentation within men of, “you’re either with us or against us” mentality?

Listen here. Also available Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor

Christensen Chair candidate on campus – Public Presentation

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Dr. Robert Williamson Jr., a candidate for the Bernard M. Christensen Distinguished University Chair in Religion and Vocation, will be on campus Thursday, February 13. His public presentation will be held in Oren Gateway Center Room 100, 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet and hear from Dr. Williamson, and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback using the feedback form:
The feedback form will close at 4:30 p.m. on the next business day following the presentation (closes Feb. 14).

CV for Dr. Robert Williamson Jr.

Event Announcements

Queering Career Business Visit

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As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.

Monday, February 17th we will visit Jackalope Tattoo.

We will meet in the Auggies Nest at 12 pm, leave no later than 12:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 2 pm. Transportation will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP, please email us at

Celebration of Life for Dr. Richard Nelson Friday, February 14

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The family of Dr. Richard C. Nelson, former professor and chair of Augsburg’s department of history, invites the Augsburg community to a celebration of life service on Friday, February 14 at 3:00 pm in Hoversten Chapel. The Rev. Babette Chatman, University Pastor, and Sarah Swindall, Pastoral Intern, will preside at the service. There will be a reception in the atrium following the service.

Your Event Ideas For ASAC

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Hello Augsburg Day Students!

We are looking to have you all join us in our upcoming events for the spring semester. To do so, we are asking you all what you would like to see from ASAC this semester. We will bring these event ideas to our board meetings and discuss a possible future for them.

Today: FAFSA Completion Workshop

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Today is the day!

If you need help completing your FAFSA or have questions, stop by our first FAFSA completion workshop today!

It will be held in Sverdrup hall room 201 from 10:30am to 12:30pm!

Those who are planning to attend remember:
-Make sure you’re able to Log in to your FAFSA account
-Bring both yours and your parent’s 2018 tax forms(W-2’s)

Can’t stop by today? Then come see us tomorrow night!

We’ll be in the same location Sverdrup Hall room 201 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

If you have any questions contact the Multicultural Student Services at or 612-330-1087

We hope to see you there!

All Hands Meeting: TOMORROW

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The Spring 2020 All Hands Meeting is Thursday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel. Join the meeting to learn more about spring 2020 enrollment results, progress toward meeting our budget goals in the current fiscal year, and our ongoing discussions about organizational culture.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

All Hands

Commuter Check-In: Commuter Student Classroom Experience

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Are you a commuter? Do you want to get connected on campus, meet other commuters, and discuss topics important to your experience here at Augsburg? Come to the Commuter Student Check-in on Monday, February 24. Our discussion topic this month will involve how being a commuter impacts your classroom experience. Snacks will be provided. Come when you can, leave when you must.

Monday, February 24
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Oren Gateway Center 100

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Communication Majors – study abroad this Fall

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Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?

Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:


Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available

This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by March 1

Get more information and apply online

See you on Friday at the Study Abroad and Away Fair

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You want to study abroad, but there are so many choices … Short program or semester? Big city or small town? University-campus or community-based? Major classes or general requirements? How do you pick THE ONE and find your perfect match?!


Friday, February 14
10 am – 1pm
Christensen Center lobby

There will be multiple program representatives there to answer your questions, study abroad alumni who can share their experiences and advice, and lots of information for you pick up.

See you at the Fair! Make sure to enter the prize drawing while you’re there!

Have any questions beforehand? get in touch:
Stop by our office: Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more info about study abroad and away

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!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
3:10-4:40 p.m.
OGC 113

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.

RSVP and share on Facebook!

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