Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Facilities and Custodial Operations Updates During Shutdown

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The Governor’s Stay at Home Order began Friday Night (3/27/2020) – Fob Access ended at 11 P.M. except for Critical Staff and Resident Students Granted Exceptions. Facilities and custodial staff remain on campus to clean and disinfect residence halls and common areas. Areas such as classrooms and meeting rooms have been disinfected and closed for use.
For further information, follow the link below.

Teaching and Learning

Fulbright US Student Program Advising

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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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

The Online Writing Center is Open

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The online writing center will be open on Monday March 30th. We will be holding the same hours as we had when we were tutoring face-to-face in addition to our usual online hours:

Monday: 1-9
Tuesday: 2-9
Wednesday: 1-9
Thursday: 2-9
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2-9pm

Details and directions for how to make an appointment and how sessions will work can be found on the Augsburg Writing Center Website. Please contact Jennifer Forsthoefel for any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you!

General Announcements

Update on Internships and Augsburg Experience

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The Strommen Center has been in communication with the Registrar, Academic Deans, and Chief Student Success Officer to create a plan to accommodate students during this unusual circumstance and to honor the work they have already put into their internships. An email has been sent to all Faculty Supervisors of students currently completing internships.

As you are aware, we recognize that students are likely to be nervous about their futures, including what is happening with internships that they are currently registered for.

On Friday, March 20th we emailed all students who are currently registered for an academic spring internship or a 0 – credit Augsburg Experience. The message in the email included the following text:

In this time of uncertainty, we want you to know that we are here to support you in completing your spring internship.

Since you are registered for a spring internship, the University wants you to know that if your internship site is closed or you are no longer able to meet your hours because of issues related to the coronavirus, Augsburg will honor the work you have already completed.

Please work with your faculty supervisor to determine what needs to happen for credit to be granted. Any student who was using their internship to meet the Augsburg Experience requirement will be granted Augsburg Experience.

For those students that are able to continue to work at their internship you should complete your commitment.

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Tilton, Employer Relations & Operations Associate at 612-330-1472 or email

Forum Podcast Ep. 29 – Unpacking symptoms of professional fatigue and stress

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In our daily lives most people work an average of 40 plus hours a week. Consider the average number of hours worked and add work related stress, deadlines, interpersonal conflict, disgruntle employees and lack of professional fulfillment. You are now saturated in a toxicity! In this podcast participants will get an opportunity to recognize sings of professional burnout and process the impact of daily stress.

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kamyala Howard MSW, LCSW (WE’RE DIVINE consulting) explores the origins or stress, different types of stress, their effects, how we can overcome them and get to a place of healing.

Listen here.

S3, E3 of The Augsburg Podcast – Miracle Adebanjo: The Gift of Giving

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Miracle Adebanjo weathered a challenging transition from his international upbringing moving from London to New Jersey and Minnesota that was punctuated with homelessness, culture clash, and lack of structure. But business, social work, and internship opportunities introduced Miracle to friends and mentors at Augsburg and beyond who ignited his passionate drive to build a better tomorrow through activism, community engagement, and entrepreneurship.

Listen and subscribe to The Augsburg Podcast today on iTunes and other podcast apps.

Listen to Miracle Adebanjo: The Gift of Giving Here

All-Student Juried Show: Artwork Deadline April 2

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Augsburg students have been making art all year, and we want to SEE it! The All-Student Juried Show will be going digital this year. All currently enrolled Augsburg students may enter three pieces. Enter now until April 2.

Work must have been created after April 2019
Each student may submit up to three entries

Awards announced on April 21
Five pieces will be selected for awards
One selected piece will receive a cash prize of $500, generously given by the Strommen family

Juliane Shibata
MFA in Ceramics, Bowling Green State University
BA in Studio Art, Carleton College

Enter Artwork

CLASS Office (Disability Resources) Message for Students/Staff/Faculty

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The CLASS Office (Disability Resources) is open remotely and ready to assist Augsburg students with disabilities to receive accommodations and support. We are also here to work with faculty around student accommodation needs in the new online learning environment.

Email with general questions.

If you work with a specific CLASS staff person, you can email them directly or schedule an appointment with them via their online scheduling link.

If you are new to CLASS services, please schedule an appointment online.

CLASS Office Scheduling

Things may be changing, but CLASS’s commitment to ensuring reasonable accommodations within the Augsburg community remains constant. Be well, and be in touch if we can assist.

CLASS Office Scheduling

CWC Message to Students, Staff, and Faculty

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Hello Everyone,

The Center for Wellness and Counseling staff is making changes regarding delivery of counseling services to students, due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

CWC counseling staff will no longer be able to offer in-person office appointments for the duration of spring semester. We are offering students 30- minute WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS by phone with a counselor

To schedule a WELLNESS CONSULTATION with a CWC counselor, please call Dianne Detloff at 612-330-1707, starting Monday, March 23rd. For more information and resources please access

Phone counseling from ProtoCall Services is available 24 hours a day by calling
612-330-1707 and pressing #1. Students may call with any concern or with more urgent matters. This service allows you to connect directly with a licensed mental health counselor.

We sincerely look forward to hearing from you. All of us at CWC care to support your emotional wellbeing the best that we can under these circumstances.

Best wishes and good health to you,


Nancy Guilbeault Ph.D., L.P.
Director, Center for Wellness and Counseling
Augsburg University

Helpline: We Answer Your Questions

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The Augsburg University HELPLINE is determined to support our community in navigating the complexity of the current situation. Our team consists of staff, coaches, and advisors who will answer any questions you may have—or direct you to find answers—to ensure a successful end to this semester.

HELPLINE Call Center: 612-474-3100

HELPLINE Email Address:

March 30 – April 3: 12 p.m to 6 p.m

Sunday: April 5: 12 p.m to 4 p.m

Inside Augsburg Outbreak Planning

Coping with COVID 19: Medical and Mental Health/Coping Supports

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Information on health care (particularly if you are uninsured) and emotional coping can be found on our webpage, Coping with the Coronavirus (please see link below). This page includes links to a number of free resources and apps to support your coping during these challenging times.

Throughout the remainder of the semester, we are also available to meet with students for Wellness Consultations via phone or Zoom. There is no wait list for these services. For more information, please see our home-page or leave a message at our main number- 612-330-1707!

For more immediate mental health support, our phone counseling line will be available 24-7 through the end of the semester, and can be reached by dialing 612-330-1707, and selecting option 1.

Please contact us anytime: your safety and well being is our highest priority.

CWC Coping with Coronavirus Webpage

Event Announcements

Special All Hands Meeting on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m.

A Special All Hands Meeting for Faculty and Staff will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:40 p.m. Last week’s Virtual Town Hall for faculty and staff focused on what we are doing to support our students through the end of the semester. President Pribbenow promised to circle back to other questions this week. This virtual All Hands Meeting will focus on those broader questions and concerns.
If you need accommodations to participate fully in this event, please contact the University Events department at 612-330-1104 or
The livestream link will be forthcoming.

Zyzzogeton 2020 Event is Canceled with a Virtual Alternative

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Zyzzogeton 2020 event is canceled with an alternative: we are offering researchers the opportunity to showcase their research poster on Augsburg’s Lindell Library Idun site. Contact URGO (Solveig Mebust or McNair Scholars (Lara Crombie with questions.

The poster submission deadline is extended to: Monday, April 13th at 4:00pm.

Keeping Track of Auggies

What Are You Up To?

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The Alumni office is helping to promote alumni, faculty, staff and students to the broader alumni community. Do you have a talent to share? Is your department creating content? Are you an expert in something? Let the alumni office know.

We also want to create a reading list with books by Auggies. We would love any help in gathering a list.

Please share ideas at or


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