Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Campus Work Order System Updated and Campus Winter Preparations

submitted by

There has been an update to Augsburg’s work order system, if you experience any problems when entering a work order request, please let us know by contacting either Bryan Massich or Robert Hobot

Other Facilities updates this week include:

– Winter preparations are continuing across campus.
– How to order COVID disinfecting supplies.

For additional information on these topics, you can follow the link below to the facilities management website.

Teaching and Learning

“Take 2”: Ana Rebeiro with a Teaching with Tech Tip

submitted by

“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this first installment, Ana Ribeiro (Exercise Science) shares how she collaborated with her Kinesiology students to create a meaningful online assessment for what had (in the f2f classroom) been a memorization test.

Take 2: Ana Ribeiro on Online Assessments

Google Drive Workshops

submitted by

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Wednesday: EDTalk with Lyz Wendland

submitted by

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education
Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design as she discusses wellness, balance and boundaries inside and outside of the classroom, sharing activities practiced in her teaching.

Premieres at 3:10 pm on Wednesday, October 21.
(The recording will be available on the CTL page the following day.)

EDTalk Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Tech Tip Tuesday: Participants can join Zoom Breakout Rooms on their own

submitted by

Zoom breakout rooms are great, but assigning participants to different rooms during a session can be time-consuming. In the newest upgrade of Zoom (version 5.3.0), participants can now join breakout rooms on their own without being assigned to a breakout session. Click the link below for instructions on how to upgrade, allow students to join breakout rooms, and special directions for students using mobile devices.

Participants can join Zoom Breakout Rooms on their own

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by

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

URGO On-Campus Research

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

submitted by

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

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 23rd.

CLS Website

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

submitted by

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2021 and August 2022. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend. Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 15th to set up a meeting to learn more.

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

General Announcements

Noise-Cancelling Headphones and WACOM Pen Tablets Available for Student Checkout in Library

submitted by

This fall Augsburg has received a grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) to provide technology resources to students in need with a particular focus on “students who are identified as Indigenous or a Person of Color, need accessible services, and/or are PELL eligible.” We have used the past few weeks to give priority access to such students. Now we’re moving into the phase where all students can check out this technology.

At the Library circulation desk you will find

– COWIN E7 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (especially good for students with sensory needs or Zooming in a noisy environment)
– WACOM One Pen Tablets (used in math and sciences for equations and diagrams or Art for digital sketching)

Both items have a semester-long checkout period. We have limited quantities of each. No reservations required. These are available as first-come first-checkout items now.

Tell Us About Your Course Experiences

submitted by

The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully, we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Student Survey

Capitol Pathways Information Session

submitted by

The Capitol Pathways Internship Program is run by the Citizens League and is a PAID spring internship (January – May 2021) for college students who identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of color. Students will be paid a minimum of $15/hr and work a minimum of 10hrs/week throughout the internship period.

There is one more info session coming up for you to learn more:
10/27 at 1pm:

About Capitol Pathways:
With the long-term goal of making our government truly representative of our communities, the program opens access to the Minnesota Capitol to the next generation BIPOC leaders. Through this program, interns build relationships with established Capitol leaders, learn about the legislative process, gain exposure to various careers in policy and build a strong professional resume in the process. This is a program that provides students legislative, leadership and professional development training (with a cohort of up to 25 other students) alongside an immersive hands-on internship experience.

Learn more:

Read about the 2020 Augsburg cohort of Capitol Pathway interns here:

Auggie 2020 Capitol Pathways Interns

Macedonian Luncheon and Root Beer Floats

submitted by

On Wednesday, 10/21, Executive Chef Fazli Ademi will be preparing a luncheon with cuisine from his homeland in Macedonia.

For an October treat, Root Beer Floats will be served in The Commons during lunch and dinner on Wednesday. You do not have to be on a meal plan to enjoy a float.

Please stop by and check out the fine food we serve in The Commons. If you don’t have a meal plan or flex points and you’d like to have lunch or dinner, you are able to purchase a meal with a credit card. We will be offering all meals at a special price on Wednesday. If you’re lucky, maybe you can talk a friend into purchasing your meal using their Friend Flex account.

See you Wednesday!

Learn How to Create an Effective Resume

submitted by

Did you know, most employers will decide whether or not to consider your resume within six seconds? Develop a resume that demonstrates your attention to detail. Make sure your resume is formatted properly with bulleted statements and is free of errors. Visit our student Career Peer Advisors during virtual drop-in hours Tuesdays-Fridays 11am-4pm via Zoom.
Additional resume and cover letter resources are also available on the new and improved Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Strommen Community Moodle Site

Augsburg in Central America

submitted by

Did you know that Augsburg has a presence in both Guatemala and Costa Rica?

On the semester program “Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement” students learn with and from grassroots community organizations dedicated to work on issues related to conflict, foreign policy, gender, and economic and social justice. Auggies can also complete several graduation requirements, including: Humanities, Search for Meaning II, Modern Language, and Augsburg Experience.

Plan ahead now – spring 2021 semester deadline is November 1st and fall 2021 deadline is April 1st. See yourself studying abroad in Central America soon!

Learn more about our Central America program

Event Announcements

Chapel: Dr. Iva Patel

submitted by

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am as we continue our religion department series. Today Iva Patel, assistant professor of religion and, is preaching. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom
The bulletin for today is available online.
Chapel services are also available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. To find the link for chapel videos, please visit the Campus Ministry calendar.

Campus Ministry Calendar

VOTE: What’s at Stake in the 2020 Election?

submitted by

Hello Auggies!
Please join us on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm for a Zoom discussion panel, VOTE: What’s At Stake In The 2020 Election?, as we discuss the importance of voting, last-minute voting info, and what’s at stake in the 2020 election! Joining us on the panel will be Political Science Professor and Sabo Fellow, Dr. Andrew L. Aoki, and Clinical Psychology PsyD Program Director and Associate Professor, Dr. Margit Berman! Jot this down on your calendars– you won’t want to miss it!Zoom Link:

Contact or for questions and details!

Hope to see you there!

Flu Shot Clinic #2 – Next Week 10/29

submitted by

A reminder that if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, you will be able to get one on campus on Thursday 10/29/2020 from 11:00 1:00 pm in the Foss Chapel Atrium. The Center for Wellness and Counseling will host the MN Visiting Nurse Association (now Hennepin Health Care). Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $39 cash or check. Please bring your insurance card, wear short sleeves and your face covering. Questions, please call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Help keep the Augsburg community safe and get your flu shot!!

Forum Event: Race, Politics, and the Workplace

submitted by

When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  |  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.

How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?

Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.

Learning Outcomes
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents

Farewell Gathering for Joe Mann

submitted by

Come celebrate Joe Mann’s new career opportunity this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Joe will be leaving his position as web manager for Augsburg University and Luther Seminary at the end of the week to pursue a new role with Equisoft.

During his more than eight-year employment at Augsburg, Joe has been exceptional at tackling complex problems, thinking strategically about what’s best in the current moment, and developing solutions that will be sustainable for the long term. Joe’s strength in troubleshooting, attention to detail, and clear communication will be tremendous assets for Equisoft. We thank him for his dedication to Augsburg and Luther and for the many ways he has supported students, faculty, and staff.

We will be hosting a Zoom gathering for the university community from 3:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21. Drop in and wish Joe well.

Zoom link

TODAY: You are Invited to the Black Men Teach College Cohort

submitted by

Greetings Gentlemen,

Black Men Teach is looking to recruit and develop a cohort of Black men who are either actively considering a career in elementary education or are open to the idea. The men in the Black Men Teach college cohort may be eligible to receive various forms of support throughout the remainder of their collegiate journey and into their professional careers. Benefits of cohort membership include:
1:1 Mentorship with current black male teacher
Paid classroom internship during studies
Paid stipend for student teaching
Access to community of Black Male college students
Summer work opportunities
Scholarship opportunities

To be eligible for the Black Men Teach program, you must be enrolled in a college or university in the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area, identity as a Black male, and have an interest in finding a career filled with purpose fulfillment. You DO NOT need to be studying education or on a path to becoming a teacher.

Our college cohort meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30PM and will feature teacher, author, and artist, Dwayne Reed. Mr. Dwayne Reed has been featured on Rapzilla, ABC 7 Chicago and Good Morning America. Attendees will also receive a $25 virtual gift card.

If you have not RSVP’d or attended an earlier meeting please RSVP here to receive an invitation for the virtual meeting. More information about Black Men Teach can be found here. If you have any questions about the college cohort, please reach out to

Let’s Get Sew-cial

submitted by

LGBTQIA+ Student Services & ASAC will be co-hosting a DIY embroidery event, Let’s Get Sew-cial.

This event will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at 5 p.m. over Zoom! All participants will need to stop by the Auggies Nest to pick up their supply kit. Supply kits are limited to the first 50 individuals, and will include all embroidery supplies and some goodies!

Let’s Get Sew-cial on Auggie Life

Keeping Track of Auggies

No Postings


Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

submitted by

Cold weather is officially here, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom