Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

Facilities Management Weekly Updates

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Weekly updates posted on the Facilities Management website include:

-Updated information regarding the T-Mobile antenna work in Oren Gateway.
-Information on reporting icy conditions on campus.
-How to order COVID disinfecting supplies.

For more complete information, visit the Facilities Management website.

Teaching and Learning

Faculty Apply to be a FYE Teaching Fellow

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The First Year Experience/AugSem program is seeking faculty to be a part of a pilot program for instructors teaching an AugSem during the fall 2021.

Goal: Create a cohort of instructors who will meet to discuss anti-racist pedagogy and student learning in relation to working with first year students.

Fellows will need to commit to attending all 1-hour FYE Teaching Fellows meetings in spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters. Meetings will take place in: March, April, May, September, October and November.

FYE Teaching Fellow positions are open only to those planning to teach an AugSem course in the fall of 2021.

To apply, simply submit a brief statement of why you would like to be a FYE Teaching Fellow to Lyz Wendland, Director of First Year Experience: by February 19th, 2021.

Submit Your Nominations for Faculty Awards

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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.

Distinguished Contribution in Teaching – Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for full-time faculty and one for adjunct faculty (2 courses per term or less).

Distinguished Contribution in Service

Distinguished Contribution in Scholarship

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

2021 Distinguished Contributions Award Nomination Form/Information

CTL Grant Applications are Due February 15

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The link below contains calls for proposals, frequently, asked questions, samples, and application forms for the Scholarship Grants, ICD Grants, and Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants. All applications are due Monday, February 15 at Noon. If you have any questions, email

2021 Grant Information and Applications

General Announcements

2020 W-2 Forms Update

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All employees’ 2020 W-2 forms will be mailed Thursday, January 28th and will be available for online viewing and printing on Friday, January 29th.

View and Print through Inside Augsburg,
Faculty and Staff: Administrative Tasks> Agresso Web
Student Employee: Records and Registration>Student Employment Pay Records

The 1095 forms will also be mailed Thursday.

Please email if you need any further assistance. Thank you!

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.


Download Minnesota’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification App Today

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Download COVIDaware MN, Minnesota’s COVID-19 exposure notification app. The app notifies you if you’ve been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you test positive, you can use the app to anonymously notify anyone you’ve been near. The app is free and does not collect any personal information or track your location. This app is made available by the State of Minnesota, in partnership with the PathCheck Foundation.
Download here:

Please note that this app does not replace the CampusClear app. The CampusClear app is an app that the Augsburg community must complete daily before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall. Self-screening is an easy action to take and one that is critical in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Download here:

Applying for a Job or Internship?

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Are you applying 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, & Fridays 11am-12pm & 2:00-3:30pm and Wednesdays 1:00-3:30pm via Zoom for resume and cover letter reviews.

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

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

Campus Kitchen Open Food Lab Hours 2021

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The food lab located in Hagfors 108 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

Graduating This Spring? Apply for a Paid Internship in China

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Auggies who are graduating this spring 2021 (as well as recent graduates) are invited to apply to serve as interns at Augsburg University’s exchange partner, United International College in Zhuhai, China (near Hong Kong and Macao).

Internship placements are from August 2021-June 2022. Airfare, Housing and a generous monthly stipend are provided. Apply by February 1st.

Click here to watch the info session given by local staff earlier this year about this opportunity!

Questions? Contact Andrea Dvorak at

Job Description | Application | More Information

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) or HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course


ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture or 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

Campus Kitchen Seeking Paper Bag Donations

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Campus Kitchen is seeking paper bag (or reusable cloth bag) donations for Campus Cupboard (our student food shelf) as well as for our Cedar-Riverside neighborhood food deliveries. Please drop off bags outside the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Hall) or coordinate another drop off plan by emailing or

Event Announcements

Forum Presentation, Removing the Red and Blue Divide

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When: February 3, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30 Suggested Contribution
Level: Intermediate
Track: Leadership Development

Presenters: Hayward Bell, Raytheon Company RETIRED  |  Kimberly B. Davis, National Hockey League  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Lee Tschanz, Rockwell Automation  |  Amy Wilczynski, Borough of Allendale, NJ

The announcement that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the electoral and popular vote for the next US President is, for many, a highly-awaited and anticipated moment. For others, it’s an acute loss.
Our most important work, right now, is to put in motion the practices and programs to create cohesion, build community and help leaders reach across difference.
That said, it’s become dangerous to talk about politics at work even though the political divide now more than ever inhibits positive connection, at work, at home, and in our communities. This divide threatens progress towards more diverse and equitable workplaces.
Now, amidst this divisiveness, is the opportunity for workplaces to double down and equip their leaders on how to bridge the divide. There is no time to waste.

Learning Outcomes
Be clear on why diversity, equity, and inclusion work matters, especially right now
Push your inclusive leadership skills for today’s unique needs
Explore how to narrow divides and speak to divergent groups

Today: STEM Abroad Opportunities

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This week’s World Wednesday theme is STEM Abroad Opportunities!

We will be discussing options best fit for STEM majors with guest presentation by our partners at the School for Field Studies (SFS) as well as Biology and Environmental Studies faculty member, Emily Schilling (who studied abroad in Madagascar!) on Wednesday, January 27th at 10:30 a.m.

About SFS: “When you study abroad with SFS, you’re contributing to a legacy of environmental research and stewardship that spans more than 40 years, encompassing countries as diverse as Cambodia, Kenya, andCosta Rica. Our team of experienced research scientists will push you to get creative as you work to understand the critical environmental issues of our time.”

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

Find the updated zoom link at our blog

Social Change Series– Event at 4:30 p.m. Today

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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 today 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.

Registration Will Open on February 1 – MN Private Colleges’ Fair

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If you are seeking an internship or graduating this spring we encourage you to register and attend the virtual MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, February 25th from 9:00am-2:00pm. Student Registration will open on Monday, February 1st via Handshake

The fair is open to students in their sophomore, junior or senior year.
There is no cost to attend!

Career fairs are a great way to connect with companies that interest you. A virtual format will enhance the experience, allowing you to:

*Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
*Discover new career opportunities. Get personalized recommendations based on your Handshake profile for which employers to connect with.
*Never wait in line, ever. Pre-schedule 1:1 or group sessions with employers ahead of the fair or on the day-of.
*Make an impression. Share your unique perspective, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.


1) Resume Review: Drop-In Resume Hours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 11am-12pm & 2:00-3:30pm and Wednesdays 1:00-3:30pm. Virtual Drop-In Hours Zoom Link Available on Strommen Community Moodle Site

2) Complete your Handshake Profile – this will allow registered employers to see if you qualify for their openings

3) Learn more (registered employers, why you should attend and more)

Resume Review Zoom Link

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

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

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You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry. The Liturgy of the Hours podcast is sponsored by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry.

It’s Ordinary Time, but it is the extraordinary love of Jesus that gathers us. We call it ordinary, perhaps, to remember that Jesus comes into our everyday ordinary lives and calls us into mercy and peace right where we are. Liturgists: Green Bouzard, Michael Morris & Luther Seminary Student Jaime Benson.

Also, join us tomorrow in Hoversten Chapel or by Zoom for the first of a five part series with the Fifth House Ensemble in which they will introduce Deep Listening – a mindfulness practice motivated by the idea that communal music-making is everyone’s birthright. Fifth House Ensemble will partner with Augsburg University to work with students from the school of music, the McPhail Music Center, and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship for a semester-long residency focused on community and co-creation. Fifth House will work directly with composition students to develop their works and provide guidance through entrepreneurship workshops focusing on life outside of school.


Alternative Spring Break Experience 2021

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Campus Ministry invites students to participate in an Alternative Spring Break experience March 15-19, 2021, offering the students an opportunity to look deeper at justice issues in the Twin Cities and surrounding area and engage in meaningful, relationship-centered volunteer work.
The justice issues will be examined through several experiences in the Twin Cities and reflection and sharing in order for participants to process their experience communally and individually. These experiences include:
MN Council of Churches Sacred Sites Tour, exploring MN history through a Native lens by visiting sacred sites and through storytelling.
A presentation and activities by the University of MN Mapping Prejudice project, exploring housing inequity due to racial disparities.
A presentation and activities by the Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS-MN) Advocacy team, providing practical and current information on ways to be advocates.
Activities are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols.
For volunteer opportunities, students will partner with LSS-MN at Supported Living Homes (SLH), known as ‘group homes.’ SLH provides a family home setting to no more than 4 community members living with differing abilities.
Students will serve in small groups at several homes. Activities may include yard work, building maintenance, meal prep, and social activities alongside those who live in the home. Volunteer work will focus on the relational aspect of volunteering, rather than the actual jobs accomplished. Volunteer activities are designed to help volunteers and residents see one another as individuals rather than ‘other.’
This ASB has been approved to count as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like that option.
Cost: $25, including the required book & lunch each of the 5 days. Please fill out the registration form & turn in your fee to Janice Dames in the Campus Ministry office.
Contact Pastoral Intern, Jenn Luong.

Registration form

AWE Hosting “A Breath for George” Film Screening February 25

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
7- 9PM CST
Free of charge; via zoom.

Please join Augsburg Women Engaged (AWE) and valued Augsburg campus and community partners in watching the groundbreaking film “A Breath for George” by Austene Van honoring the life and death of George Floyd, as well as exploring the larger issues of police brutality, systemic racism, and anti-Black racism. The film uplifts the voices of Minnesotan artists, scholars, and community members who have been historically and negatively impacted by these injustices, through a collection of interviews, music, and poetry.

Immediately following the viewing, there will be a 30-minute discussion with the following esteemed guests:

Austene Van, the filmmaker and Artistic Director of New Dawn Theatre
Joanne K. Reeck, M.A., Augsburg Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Terrance Kwame-Ross, Augsburg Associate Professor & Chair of Education
Dr. Michael Lansing, Augsburg Associate Professor & Chair of History

Event co-hosted by:
Augsburg Pan-Afrikan Center
Augsburg Theater Arts Department
Augsburg Master of Arts in Leadership
Augsburg Alumni Board
Equity Innovation Center/YMCA of the North
Growth & Justice

Click here to register and for more info

5th House Ensemble Residency – First Event Thursday

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The Augsburg Music Dept in collaboration with Augsburg Campus Ministry and MacPhail Center for Music will have Fifth House Ensemble in Residence for the Spring 2021 Semester!

The first event is tomorrow (Thursday) during Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Check out all of the sessions & workshops, get more information about the ensemble, and find all of the zoom links below.

Full Details and Links for 5th House Residency

Keeping Track of Auggies

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