Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

TODAY Only: Minnesotans 65 and Older Can Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List

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Gov. Tim Walz announced yesterday that Minnesotans 65 and older will have a full day, today, Tuesday, January 26, to preregister for vaccinations as part of the state’s vaccine pilot program. Individuals will be randomly selected from among those who preregister and notified on Wednesday of appointments later this week.

In order to be considered for an appointment, Minnesotans aged 65 and older must complete the pre-registration using the online portal or by calling. The portal will be available for pre-registration for 24 hours, starting at 5 a.m. today. The call center will be open today from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for pre-registration. Due to high demand, the state encourages people to use the online portal.

Phone: 833-431-2053
Online registration:

The vaccine is available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Separately, Minnesota K-12 teachers, who are also eligible for the vaccine pilot program, will continue to sign up for vaccinations that are allotted to individual school districts. The Minnesota Department of Health has noted that the timeline for vaccinations for the general public, which may include many of the Augsburg campus community, may be late spring or summer.

Read more from Gov. Walz’s January 25 vaccine announcement for those 65 and older

No Appointments Needed: COVID-19 Testing Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri PMs at People’s Center

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No appointments needed for drive-through or walk-up COVID-19 tests 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at the People’s Center, 425 20th Ave. S., across the street from Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus. Find out more about the People’s Center:

People’s Center and Other Healthcare Providers

Teaching and Learning

Apply for Paid On Campus Summer Research

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Research/Creative Activity can be done in all disciplines. There are 400, 200, and 100 hour options.

Compensation over 11 Weeks:
400 hours – $5700
200 hours – $2850
100 hours – $1425

First step: Read the URGO Summer Research Info Packet (found at the link below)
Second step: Talk to faculty in your discipline(s) and ask if they have ongoing research and are willing to mentor you

Phase 1 Application is now due February 9th

On Campus Summer Research Website

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off Campus

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Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January or February 2021.

Contact URGO at to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off Campus Summer Research Lists and Databases

Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Service, FT Teaching, and Adjunct Teaching

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The Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Development Committee invite your nominations for the annual Augsburg University Distinguished Contributions Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Nominations are due Monday, March 1.

*Letters of support will help bolster your nomination. Make sure to email them to before March 1.

2021 Distinguished Contributions Award Nomination Form/Information

Due February 15: Scholarship/ICD/Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant Applications

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In the link below you will find information, calls for proposals, and applications for the 2021 Scholarship Grants, Instructional Course Design Grants, and Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants.

All of these grant applications are due Monday, February 15 at Noon.

2021 Grant Information and Applications

General Announcements

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

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The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2021 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
1. Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
2. Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
– are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
– can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
– show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, February 15, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at

Apply for a Boren Scholarship to Cover Language Learning Abroad

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The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicants in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:

Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)

Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks

Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:

• Check out the Boren website ( to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!

• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff in November:

• Let us know your interest by contacting Andrea Dvorak ( or URGO staff (

• Send application essay drafts to – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Final applications are due February 3!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

Athletics Sports Information is Hiring Students

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Are you looking for an on-campus job? Do you enjoy athletics? You’re in luck if you answered yes to both questions!
The Sports Information team is looking to hire students to work at our home athletic events. Our student workers help with statistics and video webcast production. There will be paid training, so there is no need for previous experience. If interested, please apply through handshake. Email Ashley Holmes ( with any questions.

Seniors – Interested in Studying Leadership?

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Consider using your Augsburg Bold Graduate Program Scholarship to pursue a Master of Arts in Leadership degree.
As part of the Augsburg Bold initiative, the university has committed to a “one time” scholarship program for current seniors looking to continue their education in one of Augsburg’s designated graduate programs. Augsburg is offering a 50% tuition discount in the form of a scholarship. The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) is one of the designated programs. Find out more by using the link below or contact the program director, Dr. Alan Tuchtenhagen at:

Check out the Master of Arts in Leadership

Submit Your Art, Writing, Film, or Music to Murphy Square – Deadline Extended to January 29

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Submit your work to Murphy Square, the annual campus arts magazine!

Interested in curating student submissions? Then join our team of editors!

Submissions are open NOW and we’ve extended the deadline to January 29th so get your art in soon! To submit your work, visit

To join our editing team, email Jacey Mismash at and indicate whether you would like to edit for Prose, Poetry, Art/Film/Music, or all three!

Spread the word! Talk to your friends about this opportunity! You can submit your art together or even join our editing team together.


Ring in the New Semester with TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can find TutorMe on Moodle by clicking any of your classes! At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Campus Kitchen Open Food Lab Hours 2021

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Starting next week on Tuesday, January 19, the food lab will be open through Campus Kitchen. Anyone is welcome to come experiment and cook. The limit of students available in the food lab is three people (this is excluding the two Campus Kitchen Student Workers). So if you are interested, please fill out the Google Form as soon as possible because these dates available are first come first serve. Additionally, do not hesitate to visit Campus Kitchen’s website or Campus Cupboard to learn more about what we do or who we are. For any questions or concerns, email

Google Form Sign Up Sheet

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Human Resources: TODAY

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What We’ve Learned in Human Resources
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
2-3 p.m.

Join Dawn Miller, director of human resources, and members of the HR team for a discussion about what we’ve learned over the course of 2020 in the department.

To register for this Focused Conversation, or to view the Focused Conversation schedule, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

STEM Abroad Opportunities

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This week’s WorldWednesday theme is STEM Abroad Opportunities!

We will be discussing optionsbest fit for STEM majors with guest presentation by our partners at the Schoolfor Field Studies (SFS) on Wednesday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m.

About SFS: “When you study abroad with SFS, you’recontributing to a legacy of environmental research and stewardship that spansmore than 40 years, encompassing countries as diverse as Cambodia, Kenya, andCosta Rica. Our team of experienced research scientists will push you to getcreative as you work to understand the critical environmental issues of ourtime.”

See full details and scheduleat our blog or follow us on Instagram @global_auggies for updates.

Find the updated zoom linkat our blog

Social Changes Series- Register for Tomorrow’s Event

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Join the Sabo Center as we host a series of virtual events centered on social change. Our first event in this series is this coming Wednesday at 4:30pm! We are featuring 4 amazing panelists who do social change work in the Twin Cities.

Our amazing panelists are:
-Olivia House, Community-Based Design Activist
-Dulce Monterrubio, Unidos MN
-Charles Frempong-Longdon, Sierra Club Northstar Chapter
-Jonathan Gershberg, Jewish Community Action

Register at the link below.

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation

Percussion Help Night

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Augsburg Student Music Therapy Association and Mike LimBybliw MT-BC are excited to host percussion help night for music therapy students. Bring questions and any drums you have or even just a tabletop or lap. We will be recording this but would love to see as many of you as we can over Zoom!
Please join us on Tuesday, January 26th from 7-8pm over Zoom.
Password is: MTdrums

Neighbors Together in a Divided Nation: An Interreligious Conversation

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Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar

Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.

Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis

Following the presentations students Athena Estime and Christian Nelson will respond, and there will be time for Q&A.

Our presenters:

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.

Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Register in advance for this webinar.

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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It can be difficult to connect with one another right now but it doesn’t have to be impossible! Auggie Connect will begin meeting again on Monday, February 1. Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join Augsburg alum, Zsolt Vincze, and CLASS staff, Cassie Charles, as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. Auggie Connect will be available every Monday, starting February 1, from 3:30-4:30 pm. Please contact for any accommodations needed to participate.

See you in February! 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Auditions for The Well of Horniness

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Auditions are just around the corner for our spring production, The Well of Horniness, directed by Beliza Torres Narváez!

You can sign up for an audition during the following times:
Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, February 3rd from 7:00-9:00pm
Callbacks will be Friday, February 5th from 7:00-9:00pm.

See the attached document for all the information you need for auditions! The document has links to the sign-up sheet, actor information form, the play script, tips for Zoom auditions, and a tentative rehearsal schedule.

Click here for audition information!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Prof. Emeritus Norm Holen’s Work and Students’ Contribution Featured in Minnesota History

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Retired art professor Norman Holen’s and students’ dedicated, innovative, and creative work is featured in a one-page “curator’s choice” article by Hanna Novillo Erickson on p. 175 of Minnesota History (V. 87, #4). This is an inspiring example of how Augsburg continues to make a difference.


Personal Care Assistant Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a 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 currently looking for people who could work on Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

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!