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

Gluten-Free and Vegan Cookie Experimenting

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Dietary Restrictions are some of the things that make it hard to get food on campus, but thankfully Allyson Green, Augsburg Chief of Sustainability, (who also has dietary restrictions) has taken up baking cookie that are gluten-free and vegan! Join us on February 17th, 4pm-6pm at Hagfors108, to experiment baking with Gluten-Free and Vegan recipes.

Here we’ll engage in the fun and learning of baking gluten-free and vegan cookies! Take these recipe’s home with you to your family and friends who have these dietary restrictions.

Spots are limited so act fast and RSVP here ( ). RSVP form WILL close upon spots fulfillment or at noon of 2/17/20.

Click here for the Kreative Cookiez Flyer!

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

Interfaith Fellow Chris Stedman – Available as a Resource to Augsburg

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Humanist community organizer, Interfaith activist, and writer Chris Stedman is in his third year as an interfaith fellow at Augsburg, and would love to visit your class and/or student group for a conversation about humanism, secular worldviews, interfaith work, and the Augsburg experience.
See link below to view his special video message to you, and visit for more information about Augsburg’s interfaith fellows. If you’re interested in having Chris visit your class, please contact him at, and feel free to email with questions.

Zen, Buddhism, Meditation, and Mindfulness with Interfaith Fellow Busshō Lahn

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Bussho, an interfaith fellow in his second year with Augsburg, will be offering himself as a resource on Zen, Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness to classes & students. Bussho can be an excellent reference point for classes and/or student groups engaging in these topics.
For a personalized message to the Augsburg community, see the link below. You can also visit for more information about Augsburg’s interfaith fellows.
If you’re interested in having Bussho visit your class, please contact him at, or feel free to email with questions.

EDTalk with Kathy McGillivray on Wednesday

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Next week’s EDTalk is “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.

EDTalks are 15 minutes of information and inspiration just prior to the monthly faculty meetings. Grab your coffee and take a seat in HC 151 by 3:20 pm ready to listen and learn.

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

Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning Award Nominations Deadline Approaching

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The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the annual Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Nominations – Due February 20, 2020

Find information, as well as the nomination form, in the link below.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards

Miracle Resume Workshop

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Are you in need of an internship this summer? Are you looking for help writing a resume or polishing an old one? Join Miracle Adebanjo, Julie Burrows, Marianne Malko, and other executive coaches who will be hosting a resume workshop to help students highlight their strengths in ways tailored to specific positions they may be seeking.

Here we will engage in the fun and learning of business professionalism, networking, and resume building to help individuals reach their intended goals in life.

Free pizza will be provided at the workshop; hosted on Monday February 17th from 4-5pm in Hagfors 151.

Be sure to bring your PC or a notepad!

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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

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

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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

General Announcements

Join BrightSide Produce Spring Semester

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Are you interested in a weekly produce subscription?
Subscriptions range from $3 to $20. Your subscription will help bring fresh produce to corner stores in the Cedar Riverside area. We will be continuing our partnership with BrightSide Produce this semester.

If you are interested in being a part of Augsburg’s Buyer Club please follow the step by step instructions below.
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.

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 spread the word to other students, staff and faculty! 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

Sign up here!

Free Weekly Produce Distribution

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Campus Kitchen will and has continued to table with free produce in Christensen Center Lobby in efforts to increase free, healthy and accessible food options. Similar to last semester this will be held weekly on Mondays 2pm-4pm. All we need from you (before you take your items) is your Augsburg ID and the total weight of the items you’re taking (which can all be taken at the end of your shopping).

We also know that there might be confusion on when Augsburg Staff/Faculty are allowed to grab produce. Just for clarification, we welcome and encourage any Augsburg Staff/Faculty to come grab free produce after 3pm.

We’re grateful that this project is being utilized by our Augsburg community. Have any questions/comments/concerns, please email or and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Free and Open Kitchen (on campus) hours

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Looking for a space to cook/bake with friends and family, or alone? Come to Campus Kitchen’s Open Food Lab hours!
During the hours below Hagfors 108 is a public space for everyone and anyone to come and cook, gather or bake food. Occasionally we will hold food workshops to teach participants specific and fun recipes! Keep in touch if you’d like to learn more.

Below are the regular hours for Spring2020:
Mo: 4p-8p
Tu: 11a-1p
Th: 7p-9p
Fr: 11a-1p

Have recipe’s you enjoy and want to share? We welcome you to facilitate a workshop! Fill out the form ( and we’ll get to you ASAP.

Have questions or concerns?

TODAY – Christensen Chair in Religion and Vocation candidate on campus, Public Presentation

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Dr. Mary Lowe, a candidate for the Bernard M. Christensen Distinguished University Chair in Religion and Vocation, will be on campus Friday, February 14. Her public presentation will be held in Oren Gateway Center Room 100, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet and hear from Dr. Lowe, 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. 17).

CV Dr. Mary Lowe

Extra hands needed – “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…

I need tickets now!

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

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Southern Africa this fall

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Augsburg’s CGEE study center in Southern Africa offers an experiential, community-based, social-justice focused semester program in fall or spring:

Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa

Stay on-track to graduate by taking 16+ credits. Courses are available in History, Political Science, Religion, wellness, or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are in English. Your semester starts in South Africa and then continues on to Namibia. Study in TWO countries in one semester!

For fall 2020 only: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for all Fall 2020 semester students in Southern Africa!

You can use your full semester financial-aid package to help pay for the program, and additionally you will receive an automatic CGEE Travel Grant scholarship of $1,500, and free airfare for fall 2020, making a semester at CGEE Southern Africa one of the most affordable study abroad semester programs!

You can check off the following requirements on the program:

· Social and Behavioral Sciences (two course options available)

· Humanities requirement

· Search for Meaning II

· Recreational Wellness

· + your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Apply by March 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

Faculty of the Year Nominations

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The Faculty of the Year Award is designed to honor a faculty member who has gone above beyond to contribute to the Augsburg Community, both inside and outside of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: ‘Faculty’ is defined as individuals who teach courses at Augsburg.

Use the link below to make any nominations

Free and Open Kitchen (on campus) hours

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Looking for a space to cook/bake with friends and family, or alone? Come to Campus Kitchen’s Open Food Lab hours!
During the hours below Hagfors 108 is a public space for everyone and anyone to come and cook, gather or bake food. Occasionally we will hold food workshops to teach participants specific and fun recipes! Keep in touch if you’d like to learn more.

Below are the regular hours for Spring2020:
Mo: 4p-8p
Tu: 11a-1p
Th: 7p-9p
Fr: 11a-1p

Have recipe’s you enjoy and want to share? We welcome you to facilitate a workshop! Fill out the form ( and we’ll get to you ASAP.

Have questions or concerns?

Click here for Open Food Lab’s Google Calendar!

Campus Cupboard/Share Shop Hours

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Need a water kettle, vegetables, air mattress, pasta, clothes??
Come to Campus Cupboard/Share Shop in Science Building 8!

We’re currently making efforts to be open as often as possible M-F. Current hours are as follows:
Mo: 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Tu: 10am-4pm
W: 10am-4pm
Th: 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm
Fr: 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

Please make note of these regular hours. Changes will be posted when needed.
Have questions or concerns?
Contact, or ask our staff there!

Visit our Campus Cupboard page

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation Webinar on Signature Experience and Problem-based Learning: Recording Monday

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Elaine Eschenbacher, director of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, will host a webinar on signature experience and problem-based learning at Augsburg. The webinar will be recorded Monday, Feb. 17 from 10-11 a.m. and will be available to stream live at that time. The recording will be available to review by the following week.

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

All Hands

Blood Memory (Film about Adoption)

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Blood Memory on February 19, 2020.
The title “Blood Memory” is derived from the concept that the experiences of one generation are passed onto the next through DNA. Future generations live with the shared knowledge of their ancestors – meaning there is a foundation of survival instinct and cultural identity that exists within us prior to learned experience. In many ways, this is a beautiful and poetic concept, but trauma and abuse can also be transferred intergenerationally, sometimes unknown to the carrier. This film is about acknowledging and honoring all aspects of blood memory, and how we as individuals and community members heal our collective traumas and learn to pass positive ancestral knowledge to the next generation–Director’s Statement (Blood Memory, Official Film Site)
Blood Memory, a true life “dark-horse political thriller”, tells Sandy White Hawk’s story of adoption out of her home community at a young age and her work to help the “stolen generation” of the American Indian Adoption Era return home. Intertwined with her saga is that of Mark Fiddler, an ICWA lawyer whose advocacy as co-council in Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl 2013 helped to dismantle the law he once fought to protect (Vision Maker Media). Join Sandy White Hawk for an evening of screening the film and discussion.

Where & When: February 19, 2020
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

Native American Film Series

TODAY: Find *The one* 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?!


TODAY! 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

Free Shuttle to the MN Private College Job and Internship Fair

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Are you looking for a summer internship or graduating this Spring! If yes, you will not want to miss the MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair taking place on Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm (come and stay for as long as you like) at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


Who Should Attend:
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, and Dec. 2019 graduates) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.

Why Attend:
By attending the Job & Internship Fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 300+ employers who are interested in starting and maintaining employment relationships with Minnesota graduates! Many of the employers who will be present at the event will be actively recruiting for jobs and internships. Other employers may anticipate hiring in the next six months. No matter what the organizations’ objectives maybe, as an attendee, you can take advantage of speaking with recruiters from a variety of different industries to learn how your career goals may fit with their hiring needs.

Registration Process:
Students must register through Handshake (link below) to attend
(no walk-ins day of fair)

Registered Employers:

If you have any questions email or call 612-330-1148.

Registration Open In Handshake

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.

RSVP on Auggie Life

Theatre Performance by Auggie Professor Beliza Torres

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Theater Department Professor Beliza Torres Narváez will perform her solo show
“Resabios de Amargura or that bitter cabaret” in double feature with storyteller Javier Morillo’s “Broken English Mother Tongue.”

When: Thu Feb 20- Sat 22 @ 7:30 pm and Sun Feb 23 @ 2pm.
Where: Avalon Theatre (HOTB) 500 E Lake St, Minneapolis
Tickets: $18 (general), $15 (Student and Senior) and $12 (groups of 10+).
The event runs for 2 1/2 hours with an intermission.

In “Broken English, Mother Tongue,” Morillo weaves personal stories of growing up on a US Army base in Puerto Rico with the history of the Island’s complicated relationship to the United States. Note: the audience may be quizzed on its knowledge of Puerto Rican history—but don’t worry—like Puerto Rico, all answers are, well, complicated.

Beliza’s “Resabios de Amargura or that bitter cabaret” is a campy mixture of song, comedy, mistranslations and social critique that follows the story of Lola Amapola, a diva-wannabe that loves her country Puerto Rico but feels attracted to the U.S. mainland. She follows the “American Dream,” but things don’t turn out quite as planned. Will she stay in the U.S.? Will she go back home? Is there a home to go back to?

For Tickets click here

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