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Batalden Ethics Grant Program – Call for Proposals

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Augsburg University’s students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit a Batalden grant proposal to support leadership in applied ethics on campus and/or in the community. This grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of these grants is to promote broad conversations in interfaith, intersectional, and/or interdisciplinary applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Grant proposals may be submitted in interfaith ethics, intersectional ethics, and/or interdisciplinary ethics. Priority deadline is October 15, 2020 (before midnight). Please email Batalden Faculty Scholar in Applied Ethics, Prof. Bibiana Koh (, to receive a copy of the full “call for proposals” with more specific information including eligibility and proposal format, and submission.

Podcast Ep 44: Parenting in Troubled Times: Addressing Race with Your Children

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) offers options for learning how to discuss diversity with children at home, at school, and in the community.

General Announcements

Exciting News in Dining Services

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Dining Services and the Augsburg community safely navigated the first two weeks within our dining facilities. This allowed us to expand our services beginning Thursday, September 10. As the semester progresses, we intend to continue introducing more menu items in a series of “waves.” We completed Wave 1 and are now in Wave 2!

Fresh, healthy, cold grab and go items individually wrapped by dining services. Minimal item options to reduce wait times and contact with other patrons.

Introduction of hot entrees for breakfast and lunch in the Commons and the return of the full traditional Einsteins’ menu.

The Commons: Hot meals for breakfast and lunch will now be available.
Payments: Meal plans, Flex Points, Credit Cards.

Einsteins: Hot sandwiches and coffee drinks are back! Stop by to grab some of your favorites. Payments: Credit Cards, Meal Replacements and Flex points

Nabo: Temporarily closed so we can provide more options in the Commons and Einsteins

Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Reviews with Strommen Peer Advisors

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Strommen Career Peer Advisors are ready to review your resume and cover letter virtually. Whether you’re applying to a job or internship or creating your resume/cover letter for the first time, they are here to support you via Zoom Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Central Time).

Zoom link to virtual resume and cover letter reviews

Join Augsburg’s Student Newspaper Staff

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The Echo, Augsburg’s student-run newspaper, is hiring for two new positions this school year! These open positions are Photo Editor and Online Publishing Coordinator. We would love for new students to join our team! Job descriptions are below.

Interested students please send an inquiry email to! We also invite you to join our general meetings on Fridays from 10:30 am – 11:00 am to learn more about paper.

Zoom link:

Photo Editor Job Description:
— Coordinate photos with articles and Section Editors.
— Have photos accessible and properly formatted to Layout Editor and Online Publishing Coordinator in a timely manner.
— Monitor and coordinate photo needs with photographers.

Online Publishing Coordinator Job Description:
— Manage The Echo’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
— Be the coordinator of online stories on The Echo’s website and post stories in a timely manner.
— Communicate to Executive Editor (or editor assigned to oversee web content) any issues or noteworthy items.

The Echo’s Website

Cover Reveal for Howling Bird Press Book

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Howling Bird Press is pleased to reveal the cover design for our forthcoming memoir “Self, Divided,” by John Medeiros! Noted author Brian Malloy says “‘Self, Divided’ is an immersive journey to the self’s ‘true north’ against the backdrop of identical twinship, growing up working class, coming out, and living with HIV/AIDS. Captivating not only for Medeiros’s evocative lyricism, but also for his original and imaginative use of narrative space, his quest to create an identity all his own is a sad, funny, and memorable story of growth against the odds, written in the language of hard-won victory.”

Howling Bird Press website

Try out the new Student Services Index

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This fall, a new tool launched that helps acquaint Auggies with the breadth of services offered at Augsburg University.

Featuring 40+ searchable info boxes, the Student Services Index explains how to access departments and services during a unique time when there are both in-person and virtual opportunities for engagement. Students can review bite-sized descriptions, see location and contact information, and find additional key details for the Augsburg offices and departments dedicated to student success and support.

Send questions or comments about the index to Joe Mann, web manager, at and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, at

Check out the Student Services Index today!

Wednesday Chapel Talk – High Holy Days

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A conversation with Wendy Goldberg, Augsburg Interfaith Fellow 2017-19 and adjunct religion instructor, and Holly Farber, Director of the Speakers Bureau at Jewish Community Relations Council and volunteer at Interfaith Action, and Fardosa Hassan, Muslim Student Program Associate and Assistant Director of Augsburg Interfaith Institute, as they talk about the Jewish High Holy Days season, which runs for the entire lunar month of Tishrei, this year from Friday evening, September 18 – Sunday, October 11. Rosh Hashannah begins Friday evening at sundown.

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Applications are Now Open for the 2020-21 AugSTEM Scholars Program

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The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


-Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2020 (graduating by December ‘22)
-Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Monday, October 12 at midnight

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:

Questions? Contact:

HR Benefits and Payroll Forms: Due Noon Friday, Sept. 18

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To ensure timely processing of payroll for the Sept 25 pay date, if you have forms to send, please submit them to HR by noon on Friday, Sept 18. This includes HSA, retirement, stipend payments, and direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email if you have questions or need help.

Timesheet Deadlines changed to Monday of Pay Weeks
Please note that all timesheet submissions AND approvals have moved up to Mondays during pay weeks. Timesheets can be submitted on Friday for supervisors to approve by noon on Mondays.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to for submission. Please contact for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Event Announcements

Revolution and Activism at Home and Abroad (Today)

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CGEE welcomes students, faculty and staff to attend this World Exploration Week session featuring Elisa Vanegas, CGEE Global Faculty member from Nicaragua. She will discuss what can we learn about social justice and revolutions from the rest of the world.

Join the zoom event LIVE at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16.

Join this live event via zoom.

Registration Open – Internship and Career Fair

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Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors are invited to attend the virtual Minnesota Private Colleges Fall Internship & Career Fair on Friday, September 25th. Cost is FREE!

Why Should You Attend?

By attending the Job Fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 30+ Minnesota, regional, and national companies. Many are hiring NOW for summer 2021 internships and full-time careers spring 2021.

Employers will be hiring in all areas of business, including; consulting, banking, finance, actuarial science, stats/data science, technology, business analysis, management and leadership training/development, and project management.

Learn More & Register: Fall Internship & Career Recruiting Fair

U.S. Bank Summer 2021 Internship Virtual Info Session – TODAY

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Register to attend the U.S. Bank 2021 Internship Program Overview and Former Intern Panel

**U.S. Bank hires over 100 summer 2021 internships!! Hiring is all done by early October.

Overview: During this session they will discuss their company, culture , values, and upcoming internship opportunities. You will also hear from former interns from a variety of markets and business functions who will share their experience and answer student questions.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 5:00-6:00pm CST

RSVP: Pre-registration for this event is required and can be done here

Types of roles:
• Accounting
• Business analyst
• Community banking
• Data analytics
• Digital engagement
• Finance
• Human Resources
• Marketing/
• Legal*
• Operations services
• Portfolio management
• Relationship management
• Risk management and
• Software development
• Technology services
• Strategy*
* graduate program only

Strommen Career & Internship Services


Public Presentations by the Director of the Pan-Afrikan Candidates this Week

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All members of the Augsburg community are invited to attend a public presentation by the three finalists for the Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center search. All presentations will be conducted through ZOOM. Candidates will give a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q & A session. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about each candidate. A feedback link will be provided at the conclusion of each presentation.

Candidate 1
Wednesday, September 16

Dial-In: 1+646-558-8656
Passcode: 287531

Candidate 2
Thursday, September 17

Dial-In: 1+ 646-558-8656
Passcode: 091118

Candidate 3
Friday, September 18

Dial In:+1 646-558-8656
Passcode: 950973

BIPOC Theater Project Info Session TODAY

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This devised theatre project is an intimate display of the varying perspectives of Augsburg Students, alumni, and our theater community as we collectively process the transitions during public and private crises. At a Glance will be led by the three core artists, Atlese Robinson, Eshay Brantley, and Malick Ceesay members of Ambiance Theatre, a collective “dedicated to nurturing unchained imaginations and a haven for creative minds left on the margins of the theatre world.”

Creatively inclined students of color who are interested in creating an archival film piece about our current times should attend one of the following info sessions!

Info Sessions: September 15th and 16th, 6:00-8:00pm

Performance Dates: November 13th and 14th

Follow this Zoom link at 6:00pm:

Fall Check-In Sessions for Faculty and Staff Next Week and in October

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Join Rebecca John, vice president of operations, and other panelists to check in on our progress during this fall semester, ask questions, and share lessons you’ve learned in the course of your work. Register for a Zoom session on the All Hands Page (login required).

Sept. 22, noon-1 p.m.
October 1, 1-2 p.m.
October 8, noon-1:00 p.m.

All Hands page

Augsburg Homecoming 2020

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Who’s ready for Augsburg’s 2020 Homecoming week? Here are some events to look out for:

-Cider and Canvas on September 21st
-Create your own Pop Socket on September 22nd
-Drag/Lip Sync Showdown on September 24th
-Movie Night Showing of “Queen and Slim” on September 25th
-Homecoming Royalty Coronation Ceremony on September 26th

See the Campus Life Facebook Page for more information!

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