Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

COVID-19: Hand Sanitizer Tip, Glass Dividers, and Air Quality Measures

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Updates on the Facilities Management website this week include:

– Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes stations are in place at the entrances of Minneapolis campus buildings.

– HEPA Air Purifiers will be used in classrooms and run 24 hours daily.

– HVAC systems are bringing in fresh air 24 hours a day.

– The second phase of glass divider installations is underway.

Please follow the link provided for more information.

Teaching and Learning

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

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This is a pilot program supporting undergraduate research students through federal work-study funds. We are limiting the number of student researchers supported during the 20-21 academic year to 12 students and funding will be determined by a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty from any discipline who need assistance with their research from a student are invited to participate in the pilot. An individual faculty member may propose only one student position who will work 5-20 hours per week and no more than their federal work-study allotment. During the 20-21 academic year, the research projects must follow Augsburg’s guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Please note that the student eligibility for federal work-study and the total number of hours must be confirmed by Human Resources after you complete this form. Open until all 12 positions are filled.

If the student will work 100 hours or less total, we recommend applying instead for the URGO Academic Year research grant.

Questions contact Human Resources at

2020-2021 Federal Work-Study Student Researcher Request Form

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,325 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

Find the application at URGO’s website.

URGO On-Campus Research

General Announcements

Beware of Toner Scammers

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There are several unscrupulous businesses out there who attempt to sell you outrageously priced toner over the phone. We have already gotten a call from someone (mis)representing themselves as our printer vendor – Marco, and referencing our fleet of Sharp copiers.

They may start with asking you what is the model or ID# of the copier near your desk. They may say they have extra stock of the toner you need or the price is due to increase. They may offer to ship you a toner on trial. Regardless of what they say, DO NOT give them any information as they will over-bill for anything they send. All you need to know is that you get toner for your copier or printer by either calling the Copy Center at extension x1054 or emailing at

You will NEVER need to purchase toner for machines in your area, it will ALWAYS be provided by the Copy Center.

Any toner received in this way is often 2nd rate or low quality/old and can cause issues if installed in any of our fleet of printers.

A quick way to ditch these “toner phoners” is to tell them you would like to transfer them to the person in the organization who purchases toner – they will very often hang up before you can transfer them!

Loffler Blog on Toner Scammers

Students: Remote Learning, Studying, and Eating Spaces on Campus

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Students can view the document below to find details about campus spaces reserved specifically for remote learning, studying, and eating during the fall semester.

Reserve a remote learning space in Lindell Library here:

List of first come, first serve remote learning, studying, and eating spaces.

Interim Bookstore Contact for Faculty and Staff

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Effective immediately, please direct any bookstore-related questions to Kimberly Anderson, assistant manager/textbook manager, at or 612-359-6491.

Chanti Miller recently departed her role as bookstore manager. Currently, Barnes & Noble is interviewing for the store manager role. When that position is filled, we will share the individual’s name and contact information.

Event Announcements

Chapel Today: President Paul Pribbenow

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am. President Paul Pribbenow will preach on “Augsburg’s Bold Promise” We can welcome up to 25 people in the chapel space due to Covid-19 restrictions. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom Chapel services will also be available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. The link to the video will be available on our Campus Ministry calendar. The bulletin for today is available online.

Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Reviews Available

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Applying for a job or internship? Before you submit your application, be sure to have your resume and cover letter reviewed by a Strommen Career & Internship Services Peer Advisor. Our trained Peer Advisors are available Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Zoom Link

Keeping Track of Auggies

Brad Hagen Is the News

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Auggie Alum and English Major Brad Hagen has just published a feature interview article in The Circle: Native American News and Arts about “Education Advisor Mary Beth Elhardt on Indian Education.” Brad is pursuing his Master’s in creative writing at the U of M and teaching an introductory undergraduate course in his field. Please join the English Dept in congratulating him.


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