Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Si Melby and Memorial Hall work

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A roof leak in Si Melby caused an ice arena equipment outage. The rinks are offline for the rest of March until repairs can be made.
In Memorial Hall a restroom toilet overflowed Thursday, March 5 leading to flooding in surrounding areas. A cleaning crew was on site Friday to clean and disinfect affected areas. For more information please follow the link below.

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19

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– Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
– Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or on your arm. Do not cover with hands.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including gym equipment, computers, and cell phones.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
– Stay home when you’re sick. If you are sick with fever and cough, call your health care provider first and follow recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Visit for more information

Augsburg Coronavirus Planning

Teaching and Learning

Des Moines University Info Session

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Wednesday, April 8

4-5:30 pm

Hagfors 106

Meet with Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist, to learn more about Des Moines University’s health sciences programs which include: osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, public health, health care administration, anatomy, and biomedical sciences. Learn more about what DMU seeks in a competitive applicant and what a successful admit profile looks like. Contact Catherina Kipper at if you have any questions.

Suture Lab Workshop

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Wednesday, March 25
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

Learn about the field of podiatric medicine from five physicians as they host a “dry” suture workshop where no bio-hazard refuse is created. Space is limited so email Catherina Kipper at to sign up.

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?
• A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.
• DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.
• The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

General Announcements

Volunteer Opportunity for Spanish Speakers: Judge the Spanish Debate League for HS and MS Students

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Share Your Spanish Skills

Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit program of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 1,200 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 150 Spanish Debate League students. We’re looking for fluent, Spanish-speaking debate judges at tournaments this April.

What Judges Do:

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking, and Spanish language skills.

Why Judge Spanish Debate League?

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, increases their confidence, and provides access to higher education through the Augsburg Promise Scholarship. As a judge, you’ll be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!


Save the date! Volunteer shifts last from 3:30-7:00 PM. Locations are TBA:

* Tuesday, April 14
* Thursday, April 16
* Tuesday, April 28
* Thursday, April 30
* Monday, May 11 (Championship)

Volunteer dates and locations will be updated on our website.

Please email us at if you have any questions!

Sign Up to Judge

Solarpunk Action Week

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This week is Solarpunk Action Week: a week for solarpunk activism, direct action and community building. This is a week for direct anti-capitalist environmental action. Reduce, reuse, recycle; make things yourself instead of buying them; donate to sustainable charities; give back to your community; spread the word. Visit the Solarpunk Action Week tag on tumblr for more information on how you can get involved!

Solarpunk Action Week

Have Extra Bags You Don’t Want?

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Campus cupboard is in great need for both plastic and paper bags. If you have any bags laying around you don’t want/need we would gladly take those off your hands. Any kind you have (plastic, paper, cloth/reusable) is greatly appreciated. You can drop them off at the cupboard during our open hours generally 10-4 mon-fri or at the donation bin located in Christiensen lobby near Einstein’s. Thank you!

Apply for the 2020-2021 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In these programs, you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2020-21 academic year.

More details:
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

APPLYING: Details about the process are avaialble
The application deadline is extended to March 12, 2020.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Apply for LEAD Fellows Internship

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The application for LEAD Fellows Interns for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open!

The LEAD Fellows program is a great opportunity for students to develop their own leadership and civic agency through gaining meaningful work experience in community-focused organizations. LEAD Fellows have the support of a cohort of peers and Sabo Center staff as they discover what it means to be engaged citizens and critical thinkers. Fellows commit to bi-weekly meetings with the cohort as well as 2 (2 day) retreats annually, and can work up to 20 hours a week at their LEAD placement during the academic year.

Eligible students will be in their 1st or 2nd year with at least 2 years left in undergrad here at Augsburg, and interested in leadership development and social change work. The application will remain open through the week of April 6th.

Apply today

Free Tickets to INDIgenesis Gen 3 at the Walker

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Hello, the Augsburg Native American Film Series is happy to co-sponsor the Walker’s
INDIgenesis GEN 3, an Indigenous Film Series March 19-28. We are providing limited access to free tickets to the following shows:
March 20 7pm screening of Indigenous Lens
March 28 7 pm Blood Quantum

If you would like tickets please send request for particular screening (one screening per request only please) to

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Protecting Indigenous and Sacred Land Through Media: Bears Ears and Other Current Struggles.

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April 1 Augsburg Native American Film Series presents: PROTECTING INDIGENOUS AND SACRED LAND THROUGH MEDIA: BEARS EARS AND OTHER CURRENT STRUGGLES with filmmaker Angelo Baca.
Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) encompasses 1.9 million acres of southeastern Utah wilderness and is considered sacred lands to local Native American tribes. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is an effort of 5 different tribal nations (Navajo, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Hopi, Zuni) coming together to protect this pristine ecological area from natural resource extraction development and environmental destruction. This documentary follows Angelo Baca and his grandmother, the director, and the developing Coalition’s efforts on the way to convince the Obama administration to make this area a designated National Monument with a collaborative management plan working in partnership with these tribes.
Join Angelo Baca (Navajo and Hopi) in his screening of Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) and a discussion of current Indigenous land struggles concerning land, water, and natural resources.

Location and Time
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

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 April 1

Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online

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 receive a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Daily living costs are lower than in Minnesota!
-Ask about the Airfare Scholarship for Auggies going on this program

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

Apply by April 1

Get more information and apply online

Event Announcements

Join Us for Free Apps at Surly This Thursday. You’re Invited to Learn More about the MN Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities, with a range of programs including national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, Financial Literacy Debates, and more.

We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.

MNUDL Friendraiser
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!

We hope to see you there!

Please email us at if you have any questions.

You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):

RSVP at Eventbrite

Today is the day: (hair)Cutz 4 Queers

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Join LGBTQIA+ Student Services, 10 am to 2 pm in the East Commons for their scholarship fundraiser, (hair)Cutz 4 Queerz.

We will be hosting barbers & stylists from Fox Den Salon; this is an open, walk-in style event. All haircuts will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. All haircuts are free-will donation, with a suggested donation of $20. All barbers and stylists are donating their time and energy – as all proceeds made will go towards the LGBTQIA+ Student Services Scholarship, which will be awarded at Lavender Celebration, April 16th.

This event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Cuts are available for people of all genders and hair types.

Big news, we’ve already started getting donations for our fundraiser!

As a new incentive, we’re starting a ‘pay it forward’ initiative. Perhaps you can’t make it to the event, or have some extra cash to ‘pay forward’?! You can now sponsor a haircut.

During the event, we will be keeping track of ‘pay it forward’ cuts for anyone in need…we have enough donations for 3 haircuts.

Tonight: Free Ethiopian Coffee and interesting discussions, Augsburg Room

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The Ethiopian Student’s Association at Augsburg (ESA Augsburg) is hosting a discussion event around the issue of Ethiopian identity or what it means to be an Ethiopian which has remained controversial for a long time now. The theme for this event is: What does it mean to be an Ethiopian/Ethiopian Identity? We will have the Ethiopian traditional Coffee ceremony and we will be serving snacks along with the coffee while having interesting discussions. We plan to have a time where people share their stories and reflect which we anticipate to help us compromise and move forward as a community.
When:Monday March 9th (tonight), @5:30pm
Where:Augsburg Room

Financial Training For Students and Alumni

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Scholastic Connections is sponsoring a workshop on financial training, hosted by Isaiah Goodman of Becoming Financial and MoneyVerbs. At this workshop, Isaiah will train participants on planning and earning. By attending this workshop, you can learn more about setting goals, budgeting, cashflow, and credit. There will also be an opportunity to test a new app: MoneyVerbs.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Location: Hagfors Center 150B, Augsburg University

There is limited about of space for this workshop. Please fill out this form if you will be attending.

Register here

Nominations Open for 2020-21 Augsburg Leadership Awards

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Nominations are open for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovation and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

To nominate yourself or others, visit When you get to the website, click on “2019-2020 Augsburg Leadership Awards Nomination Form.”

We strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 12 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, please click here.

Questions? Email

Application Open for Augsburg Senior Leadership Society

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Campus Life is currently accepting applications for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors (i.e., those graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020) for their leadership contributions during their tenure at Augsburg University.

To apply, visit When you get to the webpage, click on 2020 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Application.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Those accepted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society will be inducted and recognized at the 21st Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 5 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Questions? Email

Rob Kapilow this Tuesday and Thursday

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The Augsburg Music Department would like to invite the entire Augsburg Community to both of these presentations by Rob Kapilow:

Instructions for living a musical life
Tuesday, March 10 – 1:50-3 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Listen for the hmmm…
Thursday, March 12 – 1:50-3 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Both events are free and open to all – Please join us!

More about Rob Kapilow

Register for Fall Vocation Lunch with Paul Pribbenow

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to attend the spring Mission & Identity Vocation lunch “Called to be a Post-Modern Missionary?” with Paul C. Pribbenow, Augsburg University President, on Tuesday, April 7th from 12:15 to 1:25 p.m.

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event.

Learn More and Register at:

The Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

If you have any questions, please contact Janice Dames in Campus Ministry at 612-330-1732 or

We hope to see you there!

Spring Vocation Lunch

Auggie Doggie Days – TODAY

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It’s the week before spring break and we all need a little stress relief. Want to get a good start to your week? Stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling (CWC) office today from 10:30 – 11:30 am to mingle and sit with our four legged furry friends from Paws for Learning. All are welcome so stop by the CWC office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707. This is the last Monday until after spring break when the dogs return on Monday 3/30.

TOMORROW – Info Session: Fall 2020 Communication Semester in Mexico

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Come learn more about the fall 2020 semester in Mexico for Communications Majors and Minors. Earn credit towards your Comm Studies major or minor, as well as other electives: Lab Science, Modern Language, Religion II, Humanities, and more!
A semester in Mexico is one of the MOST AFFORDABLE study abroad programs. Come to learn more!

Tuesday, March 10
11:30 – noon
Riverside Room (3rd Floor Christensen, next to Commons)


Learn more about the Communication Semester

Study Abroad Mini-Fair on Wednesday – programs open for summer, fall, and next year

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Interested in Study Abroad? Come to the Mini Study Abroad & Away Fair to learn more!

Select programs in Summer 2020 as well as Fall 2020 still have spots open. Apps due April 1

The 2020-21 Short-Term Programs are also now available to apply. Participate on a Spring Break 2021 or Summer 2021 Short-Term program in NYC, Guatemala, Minnesota, Cuba, Germany, or Italy!

Come to the Fair to get more information about how YOU can study off-campus!

Wednesday, March 11
10:30 am – 1pm
Christensen Center Lobby

email with any questions

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Keeping Track of Auggies

Boyte published in Time Magazine –

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Harry Boyte, senior scholar in public work philosophy at Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship recently wrote an article that was published in Time Magazine.

“Want to win the presidency and extend democracy’s longest-running show? Emphasize a citizenship message for government to be a partner, not a savior.”

The Democrats Need to Sing a New Tune to Beat Trump

2020 Newman Civic Fellowship: Houa Thao

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The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Help us congratulate Houa Thao in being selected a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow! Read more about him here:


MN Urban Debate Supply Drive: Seeking binders, pens, highlighters, and expanding file folders

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The MN Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming for Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Our middle school debate season is underway. The Spanish Debate League, East African Debate Initiative, and Financial Literacy debates seasons are upcoming, and we need supplies!

Please reach out to to arrange pickup if you have highlighters, binders (under 2.5 inches), pens, or expanding file folders (with 8+ pockets) to donate. We will accept gently used donations.