Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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 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: 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 support you in finishing up this semester successfully.

HELPLINE Call Center: 612-474-3100
Hours this week: April 6 – April 10: 2 p.m to 6 p.m

HELPLINE Email Address:
Helpline email support is offered every day.

Augsburg Outbreak Planning

General Announcements

Status Update on Augsburg Events

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Augsburg University is not scheduling or rescheduling any in-person events at this time, as there is much uncertainty about when in-person events will again be safe in light of COVID-19. Event planners are reaching out to event hosts through August 31, 2020, to cancel, postpone, or discuss virtual options. Events scheduled after September 1, 2020, are tentative, unless the event host has already canceled on their own. Summer camps and conferences fall into a different category and planners will be reaching out to each camp and conference host in the next week.

We are scheduling virtual events. Please fill out an event form and a planner will be assigned to you. The planner will walk you through the virtual options and help determine the best fit.

This situation is rapidly evolving, so all conditions will be monitored and are subject to change. Updates will be provided as necessary.

We look forward to helping you design your virtual event.


University Events

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Mail Services Information

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The mail room is still operating. Regular operating hours are Mon – Fri 9:30am-12pm, there is usually a staff member present in the mail room in the afternoon, if no one is present please stop down to shipping/receiving and we will be able to help you.

Students – If you are unable to stop on campus and pick up your mail we can forward your mail for the rest of the semester. Please email with the address you would like your mail forwarded to. We can only forward 1st Class mail, so no magazines or other mail will be forwarded. We will be sending out a google survey as well about forwarding mail after the semester ends. If you do not intend on using your campus box please let us know so we can close it down.

Staff/Faculty – As there is a very low population on campus we are not running our regular mail runs at the moment. If you have incoming mail that is important please contact us at and we can figure out how to handle your mail. Some options would be to forward the mail onto your home address, open and scan the mail to your email or arrange a pickup/delivery time.

Shipping and Receiving Information

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The Shipping and Receiving Department is still operating regular hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm. Emails are generated when a package has arrived for you.

If you are a student: Please come to Shipping/Receiving in the lower level of Christensen Center between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday to pick up your package. Your Augsburg ID is REQUIRED to pick-up your package. If you are no longer on campus/in the area due to COVID-19 events please contact us and we can forward your package if it was sent here via USPS. If it was sent with another courier we can send your package via UPS (with discounted rates) if you are able to provide payment information over the phone or we could return your package to the sender which should be able to provide you a refund.

If you are staff or faculty: Please contact shipping/receiving at 612-330-1750 or to coordinate when you will be in so we can deliver your package or feel free to stop in Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and pick up your package. We can also ship your package to you if you provide your departmental cost center.

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 April 30th.

Apply Here

Laptops Available to Borrow or Purchase at Augsburg

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Augsburg has computers on campus and available if students need them to fulfill the requirements of their coursework this term. Visit the Information Technology website to learn about the university’s laptop checkout program and HP Chromebook computers that are available for purchase and pickup through the bookstore. Supplies are limited.

Computer options available to students

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 the Coronavirus Webpage

Student Government COVID-19 Resolution

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Greetings Augsburg Community. I hope all is well with you at this time and you have had a lovely Palm Sunday. I also pray you have a reason to smile on this blessed Miracle Monday morning.

Below you will find an all-important document attached. This document has been composed by Augsburg Day Student Government, but is based off of the information/opinions gathered from a campus-wide petition, extensive communication with student leaders, and a pair of submitted polls from the Day Student Body. This document was then discussed among a panel of ADSG’s finest constituents and voted upon last Friday, April 3rd.

ADSG is an administration initially established to further the educational goals and general welfare of the Augsburg community. We operate in all areas on campus, including environmental action, university finances, and immigration efforts.
My role as The Student Advocate deems me as the elected official to address student concerns; the elected official to serve as liaison for all students in need of representation.

In the first resolution, we came forward to show our support for Augsburg University’s decisions in light of this pandemic. We also came forward to make requests such as: The continuation of housing and dining services; Guaranteed pay for student workers scheduled on the week of march 23rd; Prorated refunds from meal plans, parking passes and residential housing; and the request for a Guaranteed Commencement ceremony once MDH Policy permits.

This next resolution also presents a set of requests, but they pertain more to the individual struggles we students are facing during this stay-at-home order. They include: an alternative and alleviated grading system; guaranteed pay for student workers; and reimbursement for students who already purchased a cap and gown.

Please click the link below, take the time to read said document, and reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.

With Love,
Miracle Adebanjo
The Executive Board

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Event Announcements

Resumes That Get You Noticed in a Good Way

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Ever wonder why when you apply for jobs you never hear back from the company? Is it because you’re not a ‘good fit’ or is it because your resume is not expressing your talents and skills in a crisp and focused manner. Join Career Coach, Tom Colosimo, on Tuesday, April 7 at noon (Central Time) for a working session on Resumes That Get You Noticed in a Good Way!

In this virtual Zoom work session, you will learn what makes a resume a GOOD resume. From the structure, formatting to the content, there are important elements to have as part of your resume. Register for the event in Handshake.

Register for the event in Handshake.

Daily Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Campus Ministry is daily chapel, on-line instead of in Hoversten Chapel. New chapel services are available daily and can be found on the Augsburg Campus Ministry calendar page. Today, we offer “Mindful Monday” with Augsburg friends Michael Morris and Green Bouzard leading a musical reflection for Holy Week.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggie Wins Prestigious STEM Award

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Laura Kundel, a junior biochemistry major, just received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. In addition to the monetary award of $7,500 Laura will now be deemed competitive for the top graduate programs in her field. There were 1,343 applicants from 451 institutions and 396 winners.

Lara has been a Sundquist research scholar the past two summers, once with Dr. Tara Mader and once with Dr. Wentzel. Dr. Wentzel assisted Laura with the research proposal section of the Goldwater and Wentzel, Mader and Allen all wrote letters on Laura’s behalf. Laura is scheduled to conduct research again this summer with Dr. Wentzel.

Laura is currently Vice President of Tri-Beta, an honors program student, member of the chemistry club and an organic chemistry tutor.

Her sister, Holly Kundel, won a Goldwater 2 years ago and is currently in the first year of her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at the University of MN.

Kudos Laura!


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