Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free COVID-19 Testing TODAY; Students get a Chance to Win AirPods

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You can still get a free COVID-19 test before Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 18 from noon – 6 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

Students who attend, present their student ID, and get tested will be entered in an AirPods giveaway. Faculty, staff, family members, and neighbors are invited as well.

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring this pre-Thanksgiving testing at Augsburg University. This is a free saliva test. Results take a few days to arrive. To ensure an accurate test, do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to testing. No insurance needed but, if you have it, bring your insurance card. This testing event is open to everyone, symptoms or no symptoms. Off-campus students also are eligible for the AirPods giveaway.

Teaching and Learning

Forum Podcast Ep. 48: How to Welcome Faith Oriented Diversity in a Workplace

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Brian Grim, Kent Johnson, and Paul Lambert of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation offer best practices to build successful & diverse religiously inclusive workplaces.

Interested in social change + vocation? Join this Spring Semester Virtual Immersion

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While you can’t travel to Central America this spring break, let Guatemala & El Salvador come to you! Join one of these cross-listed classes examining religion and social change in the Central American context – and meet your Augsburg Experience requirement at the same time!

RLN 409-B Study Abroad Topics: Faith, Vocation, & Social Change – A Virtual Immersion
RLN 480-A Vocation and the Christian Faith (Also meets the Keystone requirement for some majors!)

These courses will meet in Spring 2021: face-to-face on Tuesdays and on Zoom on Thursdays. You’ll interact directly with speakers from El Salvador and Guatemala. In addition, course activities will include things like video tours of specific locations with commentary by local people (translated from Spanish or with captions).

There will be an extra course fee of $100 so that we can fairly pay the AMAZING Central American speakers you will get to meet and talk with. If you have questions about these classes, please reach out to Professor Matt Maruggi at

Learn more and register for the classes in Records & Registration!

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

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“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this episode, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Biology) shares how to use Google docs to monitor small group problem-solving with real-time feedback and “on-call” assistance to Zoom breakout rooms. NOTE: You can see ALL of the past episodes of the “Take 2” series at

“Take 2”: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright on using Google docs to Monitor Zoom Breakout Room Activities

EDTalk Premiering TODAY at 3:10 p.m.

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Do You Believe in Neuromyths? The term “neuromyth” refers to a belief about
teaching and learning that is based on a misunderstanding of how the brain works and is not true. Belief in neuromyths is prevalent in the general public (including
undergraduate students), but what about educators? Do we know better?

Inspired by the “Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning” podcast from The Columbia
University Center for Teaching and Learning (based on an original paper by and
including an episode featuring Augsburg’s Diane Pike), Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright will present a brief overview of neuromyths common among educators at higher education institutions.

Premiering TODAY at 3:10 pm.

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).

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

Earn Money as a Summer Researcher: Attend Info Session TODAY or Tomorrow

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11/18 at 5pm via Zoom
Meeting ID: 958 0932 7949
Passcode: 072089


11/19 at 5pm via Zoom
Meeting ID: 919 7376 9239
Passcode: 375610

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application and how to find a faculty mentor!
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.
If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact

General Announcements

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

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Campus Ministry invited you to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel: Prayer that goes with you wherever you may be. The Liturgy of the Hours is an ancient practice of prayer throughout the day to help keep track of time.

Campus Ministry Calendar

Trans+ Visibility Week

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Transgender Visibility Week is hard on us all, especially our LGBTQIA+ kin.  2020 has proved to be no different.  LGBTQIA+ people live and navigate pandemics their entire lives – the notion of existence is a resilient act for many LGBTQIA+ communities. 

As we seek to move on from 2020, the heartache and lived realities for queer and trans+ people will continue on.  “2020 has been the most violent year on record (since official tracking began in 2013) with at least 34 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means, the vast majority of which were Black and Latinx transgender women. (All too often these stories go unreported — or misreported.) Statistically 91% of the 22 deaths in the U.S. last year were Black trans women, 81% were under the age of 30” (Rae Senarighi, 20).
This year, and always – we ask that fellow LGBTQIA+ communities, but especially, cisgender and straight communities learn to celebrate trans+ and gender non-conforming communities while we are alive!  Specifically, ask yourself – what am I doing to dismantle systems of transphobia and white supremacy? 
While we cant provide those answers – nor should it be the responsibility of trans+ communities – we can provide resources to take those steps – to put words into action! 

LGBTQIA+ Student Services will also be hosting the following event this week:
The Realities & Revolution of Trans+ Athletes
Wed, Nov 18th 7 – 8:30 PM 
Via Zoom – see campus calendar for details

Lastly, this year LGBTQIA+ Student Services is hosting a Give to the Max Fundraiser – Queer Student Resilience Campaign.  These funds will go directly back into the pockets of LGBTQIA+ students at Augsburg, in the form of scholarships and emergency funds. 

Please take a moment to watch our video, listen to our students, and take action.

Queer Student Resilience Campaign

Plan ahead for study abroad in summer 2021

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Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes:

Apply by January 22, 2021

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF)
HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course
ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction

–MEXICO– (Apply by March 1)

Augsburg CGEE: Language and Culture

Augsburg CGEE: Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership


Music Therapy in South Africa – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get detailed information about these short term programs

Personal Care Assistant Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am very flexible on hours and more help would be much appreciated. If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care.

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!

Looking for a job or internship?

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Are you looking for internships, research, volunteering, or other experiences during your time at Augsburg? Or for employment, fellowships, graduate study, or other opportunities post-Augsburg? If so, you will want to ensure both your resume and cover letter are up-to-date and tailored for the position(s) you are applying to. Strommen’s Career Peer Advisors are available Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-4pm, Wednesdays 11am-1:30pm, and Fridays 11am-3:30pm via Zoom for resume and cover letter reviews.

Additional resume & cover letter resources can be found on the Strommen Moodle Community Site

Sign up for the Minneapolis Moment Theatre Project

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The Minneapolis Moment is a one-minute play project attempting to continue dialogue rooted in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the resulting uprisings in a time of pandemic and divisive federal elections. We’ll borrow the model of the Every 28 Hours Plays to create, select, and perform one-minute plays over Zoom or other video media to share with the Augsburg and Minneapolis communities.

The Minneapolis Moment will engage student, staff, and faculty in order to perform selected one-minute plays from the Every 28 Hours Plays and to write and perform new one-minute plays based on experiences since the murder of George Floyd. The goal is to facilitate critical dialogue and reflection by providing multiple viewpoints and multiple experiences.

The design of the project allows participants to start working in December 2020 and continue into the spring semester of 2021 with three or four performances building on each other and able to be broadcast virtually to be in alignment with essential health measures to protect against the pandemic. The idea is to have three or four performances with several one-minute plays and then ultimately to collect and edit them into one larger video. Participants can be involved in only one writing and performance cycle or in them all—it will be up to them. All Augsburg students, staff, and faculty will be welcome to participate.

Sign up here!

Event Announcements

Tomorrow – Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies

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When: November 19, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Dr. Christopher Sansone, Verticle Leadership  |  Maria Velasco, MA, Beyond Inclusion group
Cost: Free

Success in diversity and inclusion initiatives eludes many organizations. Often leaders make the fatal error of avoiding valuable resistance. In this interactive experience, you’ll explore the positive role resistance plays in the implementation of successful diversity and inclusion initiatives. Transformative leaders who know the probable sequence, sources, and variety of fears unique to diversity and inclusion change initiatives can respond proactively through open engagement.

Learning Outcomes
Understanding the role of resistance in diversity and inclusion initiatives
Recognizing resistance and how it can thwart or be openly engaged to support change
Learning leadership strategies to engage resistance as a positive force for diversity, equity, and inclusion change initiatives

IEW Event today: Tierra y Libertad — Commemorating The Mexican Revolution

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The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is happy to present “Tierra y Libertad! Commemorating The Mexican Revolution” as a part of International Education Week (IEW) activities. Join CGEE global faculty member and historian, Antonio Ortega, in celebrating the 110th anniversary of this important day in Mexican history later this afternoon.

Wednesday, November 18
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Presentation
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Q & A from audience

All are welcome to join us, and a recording will be available afterwards.

Keep an eye out on A-mail for even more International Education Week events all week long! Or check them out CGEE’s blog:

Zoom Link for Presentation on Mexican Revolution

Queer Student Resilience Campaign

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The Augsburg Queer Student Resilience Campaign needs your support! Our goal is to raise $10,000. These funds would go directly into the pockets of LGBTQIA+ students at Augsburg. Funds would be allocated in two parts: 1. Scholarships awarded at our annual LGBTQIA+ graduation ceremony – Lavender Celebration, and 2. As emergency funds that would support LGBTQIA+ specific needs of feeling seen and living more authentically.

Our Campaign Page!

The Realities and Revolution of Trans+ Athletes

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Join LGBTQIA+ Student Services as we celebrate Transgender Visibility Week.

We will be hosting an event, titled: The Realities & Revolution of Transgender Athletes. This event will dive into the ways in which sport continues to uphold transphobic and sexist policy. Audience members will hear from various athletes on why transgender communities deserve a seat at the table, court, field, mat, and in all aspects of sport.

RSVP on Auggie Life

Registration Now Open. 2021 Forum on Workplace Inclusion Annual Conference: Workplace Revolution

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The 2021 Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference will be a five-day virtual experience. Augsburg faculty and staff are eligible to receive a 70% discount off the registration fee!

The pandemic CoVid-19 health crisis has disrupted and upended the way we work. People in all corners of the globe long for human connection but are charged with quickly navigating a digital, distance work environment. Social protests centering around racism and the unjust deaths of African Americans at the hands of the police have pulled the cover off overwhelming disparities in healthcare, economics, education, police brutality and more. Interpersonal tensions are roused, and there is a vocal demand for systems change to promote a more equitable society across the US and the world. What will it take to start a workplace revolution that moves us from talk to action?

Theatre Auditions TODAY

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Augsburg Theater Department Virtual Auditions. All students welcome.

Wednesday, November 18 from 4-8pm

The Augsburg theater department will be hosting auditions for the winter play, Two Men and a Woman in a House. This production is a student run piece, written by a 2020 Augsburg graduate and directed, designed and performed by Augsburg students.
You do not need to be a theater major to audition or be cast in any of Augsburg Theater productions. Everyone is welcome. Further information is provided in the link below.

Click here for audition information!

Keeping Track of Auggies


3BR/1BA Duplex for Rent in NE Mpls

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Completely remodeled 3 Bedroom lower-level of the house with all new hardwood floors, granite countertops, dishwasher, in unit laundry and 2 stall garage.

Available: DEC. 1
606 Buchanan St. NE
3 Bedroom/1.5 Bath – 1150 Sq. Feet
Rent = $1,850/month
Owner pays: Water & Trash
Tenant pays: Electric & Gas
Also included: Washer/Dryer, private basement access for storage/other use, and 2 stall garage.
Pets: Allowed with permission only and deposit.

Please email me at BORWEGEN@AUGSBURG.EDU for more info, schedule a showing, or for application