Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Oren Gateway Access

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Access into Oren Gateway Center from street-level doors was not available Tuesday due to a power supply failure in the fob reader, which caused the doors to remain locked. Accessibility paddle access also was not functioning during this time. A new power supply unit was ordered and installed by early afternoon. All door functions are now back to normal operation.

Teaching and Learning

Faculty Award Nomination Deadline Extended

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The Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations. 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.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Monday, March 2 at Noon.

Find out more in the link below.

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards

TODAY: EDTalk with Kathy McGillivray

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Before this afternoon’s big faculty meeting, make sure to head to Hagfors 151 to hear, “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

ICD Grant Application Deadline Extended

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Faculty, you have more time to apply for the Instructional Course Design Grant. The new deadline for submissions is this Monday, February 24 at Noon.

About the ICD Grant:
-Designed to provide an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design.
-The stipend amount is $2,000.

The 2020 ICD grants will prioritize course development which advances:
-The University mission of intentional commitment to diversity and creating more inclusive classroom experiences for students.
-Active and experiential learning opportunities.
-Interdisciplinary and problem-based modes of inquiry.

Proposals that clearly demonstrate the University’s mission of intentional commitment to diversity and creating inclusive classroom experiences for students may be eligible for an additional $500 ($2,500 total).

Find examples and the application form in the link below.

CTL Grants

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

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

General Announcements

Finish your Summer or Fall study abroad/away application by March 1

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Applying for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 Study Abroad or Away Programs?

Applications are due MARCH 1.

Get in touch with the Study Abroad & Away office if you have questions about programs, applications, etc. We’re here to help!

Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more information about Study Abroad & Away

Blood Memory–Free Film Event

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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

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

Join BrightSide Produce Subscription

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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 Produce Distribution Spring 2020

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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.

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.

Event Announcements

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

Faculty and Staff, Reduce Registration to 32nd Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion

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2020 is the inaugural year of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion annual conference at Augsburg University! Augsburg faculty and staff are given a special discounted rate to The Forum’s 2020 annual conference. Visit the rates page ( for rates information. Don’t miss out in the nation’s largest workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion conference, and register with the special discounted rate!

When registering, select “Augsburg Faculty / Staff” registration type to receive the discount.

Learn More

2020 Commencement Tickets

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Spring 2020 commencement tickets are now available to all eligible graduates.

To access the ticketing site:
Visit the Augsburg University Commencement website and click on the Participation Form and Ticket Request button located on the right-hand side of the page.

Once at the ticketing site, select “login” to begin your registration. NOTE: You will be required to log in using your Augsburg-issued Augnet credentials.

If you completed your graduation requirements and did not extend your Augnet access and are therefore unable to access your Augnet account at this time, please contact after tickets become available and we will assist with getting your tickets issued.

After logging in, select Commencement 2020 to be directed to the ticket request site.

After completing your order, your tickets will be emailed to your Augsburg-issued email as an attached .pdf from Please save that email in a location that you can easily locate.

Commencement Website
Additional information you will need for the ceremony can be found on the Commencement website. If you have questions about the ticketing process that aren’t on the website, please contact University Events at (612) 330-1104 or by email at

Augsburg University Website, Commencement Page

Spring Blood Drive Coming March 4

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The Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) welcomes Memorial Blood Centers for its annual Spring Blood Drive on Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Commons (upstairs Christensen Center). Please consider scheduling a blood donation that day. You can schedule an online appointment at and enter sponsor code 0027. Or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment time as well. Please help save lives and donate blood on Wednesday, March 4th!

Additional Resume and Mock Interview Appointments Available

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Looking for assistance as you prepare for the upcoming MN Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair? Or are you in the process of applying for a job or internship? The Strommen Center (in collaboration with UpTurnships) is pleased to offer additional resume and mock interview appointments for students on Thursday, February 20 and next Tuesday, February 25!

If you’re interested in refining your interview skills and/or having your resume reviewed, please schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake .

Two Free Tickets to Gloria Steinem: Today February 19 at 6 p.m.

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Gloria Steinem will be interviewed today at the Northrop Theater at the UMN for a live audience. I have two free tickets available. Please email me or call at x1378 if you are interested.

Show starts at 6 pm.

About the Event

Free Airfare for Southern Africa Study Abroad

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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

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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Girl Scout Cookies?

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Eleanor Hanson, Prof. Hanson’s daughter, is a Daisy Scout and is selling girl scout cookies. She has asked that I post this:

“I’m selling girl scout cookies. 1 Box is $5, 4 boxes is $20. I like the red box and purple box box best, but they are all good. I want to sell 250 boxes. My troop will do things like coding camp and get badges and stuff. If you want to buy cookies, let my mom know.”

You can contact to place and pick up your order, or order online and have the cookies shipped to you.

Girl Scout Cookies – Direct Ship