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Teaching and Learning

Pass/No Pass (P/N) Grading for Spring 2020

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The grading option change deadline has been extended to the final day of the term, May 1, so students have the rest of the semester to decide whether to opt for a letter grade or P/N grading.

Additionally, Augsburg will make a notation on students’ transcripts for spring semester to provide context for P/N grades or lower letter grades, explaining that “Spring 2020 was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

More information on the temporary changes to the P/N policy can be found here:

Additional student resources are available on the Outbreak Planning page:

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 Writing Center is Open Online

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The writing center is open for online appointments! 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

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.

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

Support the Brian Coyle Center Food Shelf

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The Brian Coyle Center is continuing to operate its food shelf despite closing down all other programming. Unsurprisingly, they have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people coming to receive food and expect those numbers will continue to rise. They are struggling to meet the demand. Due to safety concerns, the Brian Coyle Center is no longer accepting food donations, which means they are only receiving food for distribution by purchasing it from partner food banks.

Please help meet the increasing need for food in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood by making a donation today. Each $1 donated allows the Brian Coyle Center to purchase $7 worth of food for distribution to neighbors. To donate, go to Use the Comments section to designate your gift for the Brian Coyle Center Food Shelf. Thank you for supporting our community at this critical time.

MNSure — Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Minnesotans

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Uninsured Augsburg Students please take note: Due to COVID-19, Minnesota has now reopened applications for Obamacare for a short window: Special Enrollment Period for uninsured Minnesotans due to COVID-19: March 23 – April 21, 2020. Call 651-645-0215 for free assistance from our MNsure-certified Navigators at Health Access MN.

COVID-19 and Your Insurance Needs

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

Augsburg University Outbreak Planning

Academic Advising COVID-19 Operations

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We hope you are doing well and staying safe in this unprecedented time. Academic Advising is open remotely and still here to help you navigate your education, especially in this new online experience.

You can schedule a remote appointment with your academic advisor.

Don’t forget, fall/summer registration begins this week!

schedule a remote appointment

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Presents… Emerging Connections: A Queer Pen Pal Project

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A way to connect with other LGBTQ+ folk from across the nation.

Deadline to sign up is APRIL 3rd!
For details and sign-up, visit

This project was born out of the desire to build Queer community and connection during this time of social distancing. Queer history has shown us that community is one of the ways we survive during challenging or uncertain times. LGBTQ+ resource centers across the nation have come together to connect our Queer students. We hope the relationships that blossom from this program helps provide a sense of connection, belonging, and solidarity to our LGBTQ+ students across state and institutional lines.

You have the option of being paired with someone from the Augsburg community or someone from a partner institution:
Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas Austin
UNLV Student Diversity & Social Justice
UMD Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Central Michigan University Office of LGBTQ Services & Gender Equity

Shout out to all these institutions for helping make this possible!

Registration link

The Strommen Center is Open For Business (Virtually)

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Welcome back students! The Strommen Center is open for business & we have new & improved online career services for you.

The Strommen Center has built and is implementing a few new resources for students. I want to draw your attention to the following:

-Regular employment communications for positions that need to be filled immediately. We are aware that many students have lost employment and still need to generate income. We are working with employer partners, listservs, and staffing agencies to find opportunities for students.

-An updated Strommen Community Moodle site with resources for students, job boards, and employment information. Please take a look and let us know what else you might need. (

-Increased virtual coaching sessions. We are working with some partnering organizations, like UpTurnships, and professional career coaches who are offering their services pro bono. We will be using Zoom and Google Hangouts for these sessions.You can make appointments on Handshake.

-Virtual Drop-In Appointments using Zoom with Peer Advisors begin on April 7, 10 am – 3:45 pm.

-Online workshops centered on connection to industry professionals, alumni, and career development curriculum. These events will be posted on Handshake.

We have also put together a specific task force to monitor employment and internship trends for this summer and to develop strategies for supporting students looking for positions and specifically graduating seniors looking to transition to their first post-academic opportunity. Our mission is to create a structure for coaching and advising students on post academic opportunities whether that is employment, graduate school, or volunteer service.

The Strommen team has been working on these items and a number of other things to be prepared to serve the student body. Please let us know what is on your mind and what else you might need.

Strommen Community Moodle Site

CWC Changes Delivery of Services to Students

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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 no longer offer in-person office appointments for the duration of spring semester. We are offering students 30- minute WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS by phone or by Zoom with a CWC counselor,

To schedule a WELLNESS CONSULTATION with a CWC counselor, please call Dianne Detloff at 612-330-1707. 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 mental health concern, including a crisis. ProtoCall Services 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

Campus Cupboard- Fill Out This Form For a Food Bag Delivery

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Campus Cupboard staff are observing MDH approved protocol for health and safety related to COVID-19.

For now, students cannot access the Cupboard physically. Instead, students can fill out a request form to receive a bag of food for pickup in Christensen (near Einstein’s). Food bag delivery times are:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:  11am-1pm

Fill out a delivery request form here, as many times as you need!

Coping with the Coronavirus: Medical and Mental Health/Emotional 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 the Coronavirus Webpage

Event Announcements

Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Augsburg Community: TODAY

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Our series of virtual town halls on COVID-19 for the Augsburg community continues today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Today’s meeting is geared for alumni and friends, but it is open to the entire community. Find the links to join the webinars, see schedule of future sessions, and access recordings of previous meetings at the link below.

Virtual Town Halls

Daily Chapel: Sarah Swindall Online

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Campus Ministry will continue to offer daily chapel, on-line instead of in Hoversten Chapel. New chapel services will be available daily and can be found on the Augsburg Campus Ministry calendar page Today at 11:30 am, we offer today’s chapel with a reflection by Pastoral Intern Sarah Swindall on the abundant grace of God and Romans 1:8-12. If you wish to watch along with others, please join at 11:30 am ( If you are unable to join at that time, please use the link to watch at your convenience. Chapel services will also be available at the Campus Ministry Facebook page.

Special All Hands Meeting Tomorrow at 3:40 p.m.

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A Special All Hands Meeting for Faculty and Staff will be held via Zoom tomorrow 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.

All Hands

Keeping Track of Auggies

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