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, such as gym equipment, computer mouse and keyboard, cell phones, and door handles.
– 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.

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Teaching and Learning

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

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.

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.

Submit Your 3 Days in May Ideas Now

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The Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering 3 days of faculty development workshops and discussions from Tuesday, May 12th – Thursday, May 14th. In order to make for the most useful and engaging lineup, we’d like to hear your ideas. Get the most from your experience by helping to create it! Use the form below to share your suggestions.

Submit Your Ideas!

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 Here

Season 3, Episode 1 of The Augsburg Podcast – Ethan Quezada: A Calling to Service

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Ethan Quezada, 1st-year class president and intern with Senator Tina Smith, tells a story of purpose and belonging. He grew up in an environment where Ethan struggled to make his dreams of public service a reality. At Augsburg, his rapid rise through student government encounters with meaningful faculty and professional mentors, and internships with Senator Smith led him on a path of self-actualization culminating in discoveries of self-confidence, hope, and service to his community.
Subscribe to the Augsburg Podcast on iTunes and be sure to share these amazing stories with your network!

Listen to Season 3, Episode 1 Here

Give to the Augsburg Fund

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If you are looking for ways that you can personally support Augsburg’s mission, consider making a gift to the Augsburg Fund before May 31. Staff in IA have a goal to raise an additional $500,000 in unrestricted gifts before the end of the fiscal year. The Augsburg Fund allows us to provide scholarships, financial aid, and student support. 
Margie and Mark Eustis, member of Augsburg’s Board of Regents, have issued a challenge to alumni, parents, faculty and staff. They have offered to give $250,000 in order to help support the mission of the University. Join them in making a gift today! Every gift makes a difference! 
Visit Augsburg’s online giving portal to make a one-time gift or to set up a recurring payroll deduction.

Volunteers Needed Monday – Homeless Drop In

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The Restoration Center at Central Lutheran Church is looking for volunteers this coming Monday to help both in the free clothing closet and the community meal for people experiencing homelessness or who are marginally housed.

The free store is from 9am–2pm. The community meal is from 11:15pm-1:30pm. Volunteers are welcome to come for part or all of the events. Please contact Katie Clark if you are interested

Restoration Center at Central Lutheran Church

Medical Care for Uninsured Augsburg Students

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If you are an uninsured Augsburg student in need of medical care, Augsburg has a contract with the People’s Center clinic (one block from campus), allowing you to meet with a medical provider for a $5 copay (costs for tests may vary- please inquire when you call). If you have a cough or a fever, you can contact the People’s Center at 612-332-4973 to discuss next steps.

Students who qualify for free or low cost insurance through state or federal insurance programs (i.e. Medical Assistance or Minnesota Care) may be eligible for emergency coverage for screening and treatment from a wide variety of medical providers. If you believe you might qualify, contact Health Access Minnesota at 651-645-0215 for free assistance.

Links to these services can be found on the CWC website, and will shortly be added to the CWC “Coronavirus & Mental Health” page.

CWC Coronavirus and Mental Health

Event Announcements

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Southern Africa this Fall (Free airfare)

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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

Spring Break and Summer 2021 – Study Abroad and Away Courses are waiting for you

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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

Comm Majors: Fall Semester in Mexico is Made for You

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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

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