Event Announcements

Keeping Track of Auggies


No Postings

Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

No Postings

Teaching and Learning

Augsburg University Helpline

submitted by

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 answer any questions you may have—or direct you to find answers.

Our goal is to support you in finishing up the semester successfully. #FinishStrong2020

HELPLINE Call Center: 612-474-3100

Hours this week:

April 13 – April 17: 12 p.m to 4 p.m

HELPLINE Email Address:

Email support is offered every day.

Great Faculty Resource for Mental Health and Students

submitted by

Active Minds has put together a great resource for faculty on Creating a Culture of Care with practical approaches for faculty to help support students’ health and well being. Check out the 16 page guide below.

Augsburg GRE Prep Course Online

submitted by

Augsburg University offers a five-week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators. Throughout the course students will have a chance to complete practice problems for each area of the test and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s course will be offered via Zoom.

May 13th – June 15th

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Excluding Memorial Day)

Cost: $100

To register, please fill out the registration form. Seats will not be held without the registration form. Seats are limited, please register early to guarantee your spot. Contact with any questions.

Please Note: Only Augsburg students and alumni may register for this course.

GRE Prep Course Registration Form

Fulbright US Student Program Advising

submitted by

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.

Share Your Online Workshop Ideas for the “3 Days in May”

submitted by

This year the “3 Days in May” will be offered jointly by CTL, Luther Seminary, and the E-Learning Team. From Tuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 14, there will be a variety of online sessions/workshops. We are interested in hearing from faculty about what they would like to see from these experiences, as well as if they are willing to help host or co-host a session. Please use the form below to share your ideas and help us make the most of this time.

Online “3 Days in May” Ideas/Suggestions

General Announcements

Mail Services Information

submitted by

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

submitted by

The Shipping and Receiving Department is still operating regular hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm. Emails are still 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.

Special Enrollment Period for Obamacare Ends April 21

submitted by

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

Health Access MN

Open Job and Internship Positions

submitted by

The Strommen Center will be including weekly job and internship postings in Handshake to keep students aware of current openings. Please check Handshake and Strommen’s Community Moodle Site (link below) for more listings and job boards.

Part-time and Flexible positions
1. The Link, Front Desk Support (Overnight, Part-time)
2. Whole Foods Market, Cashier (Part-time)
3. Park Avenue Center, Receptionist (Part-time, Weekends)

Internship Positions
4. Leadership Internship, Chick-fil-A
5. Communications Intern, Bellisio Foods
6. Financial Representative Internship, Northwestern Mutual

Full-time employment
7. Custody Officer, Blue Earth County
8. Cash Operations Specialist I/II, Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota
9. Sanvello Mental Health Virtual Coach, United Health Group

Also visit these job boards for more opportunities:
1. Indeed
2. Star Tribune’s Employment Listings
More job boards on the Strommen Community Moodle site. (

Resume Drop-in Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays
10:00 am-3:45 pm (Central Daylight Time)
Zoom link:

Important Information for 4/24 Pay Date

submitted by

Important Deadlines for Pay Date 4/24:

Timesheet deadlines have not changed – all timesheets must be submitted online by 2 PM Monday, April 20.

Monday April 20 – 2:00 PM timesheet deadline – system is LOCKED.
-If Staff or student employees need to adjust their timesheets after the system is locked, the supervisor should reject rather than approve the timesheet.

Tuesday April 21 – 10:00 AM– Supervisor approval deadline
-Supervisors MUST have all timesheets approved by 10 AM.

Please contact for any questions regarding payroll, timesheets, withholding or direct deposit forms.

Globally Focused Online Courses this Summer – Register Now

submitted by

We are living through a very uncertain time, but The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) remains committed to connecting Auggies to the world through the channels that are still available to us. This summer, you can take online courses in Spanish, Political Science, Religion, History, or Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies with Augsburg CGEE’s instructors in Mexico or Central America.

To access these courses, simply look in Records and Registration under Summer 2020 term and the departments listed below. There is a huge variety, including some specialized courses for upper-level learners! Register for the class as usual.

Courses are offered in both Summer Time 1 (T1) & Time 2 (T2) unless otherwise noted.

WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)

HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (T2)
HIS 388: Queer History in Latin America (T2)

POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy (T1)

RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)

SPA 111: Beginning Spanish I (T1)
SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II (T2)
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Providers
SPA 220: Business Spanish
SPA 224: Spanish for Ministry
SPA 225/325: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II
SPA 231: Pre-Colombian, Colonial and Contemporary Mexican Art
SPA 316: Conversations in Cultural Context
SPA 334: Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPA 335: Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices
SPA 337: Mexican Civilizations and Cultures

See summer online courses in Records & Registration

Virtual Study Abroad and Away advising

submitted by

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses for spring break and summer 2021 have destinations in the following locations: Guatemala, New York City, Minnesota Tribal Lands, Cuba, Germany, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

You can also send us an email:, or stop by our website, below.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Important Information regarding Human Resources and Payroll Forms

submitted by

In order to ensure timely processing of payroll, all benefits change and payroll forms must be received by 12 PM this Friday to be reflected on your payslip on Friday, April 24.

This includes stipend & honorarium payments, benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit, and tax withholding change forms.

Forms containing sensitive information such as direct deposit and social security numbers should not be emailed. Please contact Human Resources at to receive a secure delivery link for submission.

Apply Now to Be AugSem Student Leader for Fall 2020

submitted by

AugSem is looking for student leaders to support first year students as they transition to college life and Augsburg University, in general. AugSem Student Leaders (ASL) participate in paid summer training and enjoy opportunities in the fall to:

– Help new students feel welcome
– Serve as ambassadors for Augsburg and communicate its mission
– Facilitate City Engagement Day for assigned AugSem section
– Connect students with resources on campus
– Check in with students to see how they are doing
– Assist faculty during regular AugSem class sessions
– This is a paid position with a commitment of 1-3 hours per week during Fall 2020.

Currently, we are looking for ASL majoring in these fields: art, health science, physics, social work, sociology, and theatre.

AugSem Student Leader Job Description and Application

Event Announcements

Daily Chapel: Dr. Martha Stortz

submitted by

We thank Dr. Martha Stortz, Bernhard Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation for sharing a sermon on resurrection for chapel today. Our thanks to Sonja Thompson, Assistant Professor of Music, for providing music, including a prelude from our archives with a duet by Braxton Kyles, flute and Abby Eck, cello. Look for links for all of our services on the Campus Ministry calendar Please also visit the Campus Ministry blog to read the daily prayer.

More information

Auggies Act for Earth Week

submitted by

April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!! While we can’t celebrate in person, we invite you to take collective action with Auggies near and far. The first Earth Day mobilized college students to demand action for clean air and water for everyone, and in this time of public health and climate crisis, we can still take action together towards long-term change that supports the health and wellbeing of us all. What can we transform? What could a revolutionary new normal look like? Whether you have the time, energy, and passion for taking small personal action, learning something new, building community, or advocating for policy change, we want to hear about it!

Stay tuned to Amail for details, but here’s the big picture of how we can celebrate together next week:

1. Join daily collective learning and action opportunities promoted by ESC – a different opportunity to act together each day.

2. Find other opportunities to take personal communal, and systemic action on a list we’ll share soon. Add your own ideas! Take action whenever you can, in whatever way you can!

3. Share your actions with the ESC facebook page or on other social media platforms using #AuggieEarthWeek2020 (and any other hashtags your networks are using this week).

4. Submit your actions (link shared next week), no matter how big or small, for a chance to win a sustainability care package!

Looking forward to celebrating, learning, and acting together!

Follow ESC on facebook!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Six Auggies are Fulbright Semi-Finalists

submitted by

We are deeply proud to announce that six Augsburg students and alumni have been named Fulbright Semi-Finalists, a huge accomplishment in a very competitive application process. These Semi-Finalists have proposed projects in South Korea, Rwanda, Malaysia, Honduras, and Australia.

Semi-Finalists will hear of their finalist status soon.

Contact URGO ( if you are interested in applying for this prestigious program.


No Postings