Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

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.

Getting Ready to Write: Centralized Application for the Health Professions

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Interested in submitting a centralized application to one of the health professions this cycle? Join us to get your ideas organized and start the writing process for personal statements and experiences. Food will be provided.

Thursday, March 12th


Lindell Library 301

Please contact Catherina Kipper at with questions or to RSVP.

Teach, Study, or Research Abroad After You Graduate through the Fulbright Program

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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni. Prepare your application for the priority deadline of July 1st, other deadlines begin in September.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information or attend our upcoming information session. All current students and recent alumni are welcome, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright Information Session
March 26th, 5:30-6:30pm
OGC 100
Food will be provided.

Fulbright Website

General Announcements

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 Now

Event 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

Thursday: Join Us for Free at Apps at Surly and Learn About Augsburg’s 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):

Register at Eventbrite

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

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

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Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Spring Break and Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes!

Check out the options in these great locations:

Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)

Dakota and Ojibwe Spaces of Environmental Activism & Sovereignty – Spring Time 2
AIS 305 (elective) or ANT 295 (elective)

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

Sustainability and Food Justice in Italy & the US – Summer
HIS 170 (Humanities) or HIS 440 (elective)
and ENV/INS 292

Get more information about these short term programs

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

Mitchell Prize Reading

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The Augsburg English Department is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s John R. Mitchell / Academy of American Poets Prize is Taiwana Shambley for the set of three poems entitled “The Market on Maryland Avenue,” “How to Love an Alcoholic in Two Parts, Ending with a Drunk Stumbling Down Maryland Avenue,” and “Identity Circle in Three Parts, Ending with a Trek Through the Antarctic Desert.” The prize honors the late English professor and poet, John Mitchell, and was established by his family.

Poet and Carleton Professor emerita of Theater and Dance Mary Moore Easter, who judged this year’s entries, “found original phrases, skillful observation, and vivid imagery throughout” Shambley’s poems. She also noted that she “enjoyed exploring the minds of this group of [Augsburg] poets,” who submitted their work for consideration.

Please join us in congratulating Taiwana Shambley on winning this notable honor, which carries with it a $100 award. Mary Moore Easter will read with Shambley on the evening of Wed, 25 March, at 7pm in Gundale Chapel, Hagfors. A reception will precede the event at 6:30. Easter will also sign copies of her book, The Body of the World. All are welcome.

Big Gay (not so)Snow

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In collaboration with QPA, LGBTQIA+ Student Services will be hosting a Big Gay (not so) Snow Day Friday, March 13th. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions, the snow tubing hill is closed for the season. Instead, we will be going to Roller Garden for rollerblading and rollerskating.

This event is taking the place of MBLGTACC – as we were not able to attend this year.

Post-rollerskating, we will be coming back to watch a film and enjoy pizza.

We will meet in the Auggies Nest by 4:00 pm and leave promptly at 4:30 pm.


Asian Representation in the US Media: Model Minority

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Augsburg Asian Student Association
Thursday March 12, 2020
4:00-5:00pm @Marshall Room

“Asian Representation in the US Media: Model Minority” is a session powered by AASA Pan-Asian Week. The session aims to provide the community information about the myth of “Model Minority”, explain the historical background behind that trope, and give an overview of how Asian representation has been growing in the US Media.

Click here for our facebook event!

CAIR Minnesota Conference at Augsburg, March 17

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Next Tuesday, March 17, Augsburg will host the annual CAIR Minnesota Challenging Islamophobia conference. The conference runs from 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. Because the Augsburg Political Science Department is a co-host, anyone from the Augsburg community can attend for free. Registration is required, however.

Using the link below to register will automatically enter the promo code “AUGSBURG2020,” which will take care of your registration fee.

Additional information can be found at the CAIR Minnesota website,

CAIR Minnesota Conference Registration

Edible book festival? Say what?

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Calling all cooks who love books! Lindell Library is hosting its first ever Edible Books Festival on Wednesday, April 1 and no, this is no April Fool’s joke! On that date, libraries around the world will host their own edible books festival and this year Lindell Library will join in the fun. To participate, you simply need to make a dish based on a book title or character or a literary theme, then enter it in the festival. Get creative, and the punnier you are, the better! Think: Lord of the Fries… Don Chipotle… For Whom the Taco Bell Tolls! Or, play it straight with Grapes of Wrath or James and the Giant Peach. To learn more about edible book festivals, see this Atlas Obscura article at

For complete details on Lindell’s festival, rules, prizes, and inspiration, go to Edible Book Festival 2020, Or contact Mary Hollerich at or x1603.

Edible Book Festival

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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.