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Teaching and Learning

Finals Week

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Final exam week is April 27 – May 1. If your course is synchronous (all students in the class meet with the instructor at the same time online), your final meeting time will take place during your scheduled final exam time. The final exam schedule is posted on the Registrar’s website:

The last day of the term is May 1.

Graduate courses do not follow the final exam schedule. Graduate courses will meet at their regularly scheduled time during the last week of the term (April 27 – May 1).

If you have specific questions about requirements and due dates for your courses, please consult your instructor.

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.

Webinars for Online Teaching

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The Association of College and University Educations (ACUE) is offering a series of webinars on effective online instruction. All sessions are free and are at 1pm CST / 2pm EST.

If you can’t make the sessions, checkout their free toolkit!

April 2nd – Welcoming Students Online
April 6th – Managing Your Online Presence
April 9th – Organizing Your Online Courses
April 14th – Planning and Facilitating Online Discussion
April 17th – Recording Effective Microlectures
April 20th – Engaging Students in Readings and Microlectures

Read more and Register

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 with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you!

Helpline: Need Answers? Contact Us

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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

AAC/GAAC Announcment

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Given the circumstances, AAC and GAAC will be meeting in a limited fashion over the course of the rest of the semester, primarily focusing on procedural proposals having to do with the educational changes wrought by the epidemic.  This is likely to be mostly big-picture level proposals (such as changes to P/NP policy) but we may have time for easy-to-deal-with tweaks to courses or majors.  Given the uncertainty facing us, we will not be able to look at proposals for new courses or programs for the rest of the year.

General Announcements

Apply for the LEAD Fellows Internship- Fall 2020

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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

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 Now!

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

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

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Deadline to sign up is APRIL 3rd!

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!

Sign-up here

Staff Appreciation Nominees

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The Staff Senate wants everyone to know how much the amazing Augsburg staff is appreciated, even if we could not gather to celebrate them on campus. But we can all join together in appreciating the 2019-20 nominees for the Outstanding Newcomer Award, the five Outstanding Staff Awards, and the outstanding department or group. Watch your A-mail in the next day or two to see the announcement of the winners in each category.

Newcomer Nominees:

Alex Abraha – Campus Life
Wendy Assal – Graduate Admissions
Kerri Maher – Office of Dean of Arts and Sciences
Max Poessnecker – LGBTQIA+ Student Services AND Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Outstanding Staff Nominees:

Briana Alamilla – Marketing Communications
Beth Carlson – Center for Wellness and Counseling
Dianne Detloff – Center for Wellness and Counseling
Hana Dinku – Pan Afrikan Center
Lonna Field – Christensen Center for Vocation
Rebecca Ganzel – Lindell Library
Eric Graham – Facilities
Allyson Green – Sabo Center
Lucy Hardaker – Center for Global Education and Experience
Marah Jacobson-Schulte – Provost’s Office
Kathleen Matthews – Graduate Professional Studies
Paul Raymond – Information Technology
Ted Riverso – Athletics
Sharon Wade – Nursing
Jacob Walter – Academic Affairs

Nominated, but not eligible because of serving on Staff Senate:
Deanna Davis – Professional and Graduate Studies
Janice Dames – Campus Ministry

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 not be offering 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 on wellbeing and mental health, please access Phone counseling from ProtoCall Services is available 24 hours a day by calling 612-330-1707 and pressing #1. Students will directly be connected with a mental health counselor from ProtoCall to discuss any personal or mental health concerns, including a crisis.

All of us at CWC look forward to supporting your wellbeing, the best that we can. We sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes and good health to you,


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

Campus Cupboard Food Delivery Form

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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!

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

Lindell Library “Open” for Business

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Lindell Library may be closed during the stay at home order, but our collections and services are fully accessible online. Reference services are available 10 AM – 6 PM Monday – Friday via email, chat, or Zoom. Reference librarians will deliver library instruction classes or individual research consultations via Zoom. As always, our databases, streaming audio and video services, and hundreds of thousands of ebooks are available 24/7. For details, see

Lindell Library COVID-19 Updates

Event Announcements

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

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

The livestream link will be distributed to all faculty and staff via email. So that the link doesn’t get lost in your inbox, it will be sent at approximately 3 p.m. The message will come from President Pribbenow.

If you need accommodations to participate fully in this event, please contact the University Events department at 612-330-1104 or

All Hands

Daily Chapel: Rev. Justin-Lind Ayres

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Campus Ministry will continue to offer daily chapel. New chapel services will be available daily and can be found on the Augsburg Campus Ministry calendar page. Today, we offer today’s chapel service with a reflection by Rev. Justin Lind-Ayres, University Pastor, on Hebrews 12:1-2, for athletes and coaches. Prelude and postlude are played by student Hannah Stachel, piano. Chapel services will also be available at the Campus Ministry Facebook page.

Campus ministry webpage

Virtual Town Hall for Students TOMORROW

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Our series of virtual town halls on COVID-19 for the Augsburg community continues tomorrow from 4-5 p.m. Tomorrow’s is geared for current students, but all panels will be open to the entire community. Find the link to join the webinar, as well as videos and transcripts of past town halls, at the link below.

Virtual Town Halls

Keeping Track of Auggies

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