Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Sign Up for the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

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The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will: alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine; connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area. You also may still work through your healthcare providers to try to get access to vaccines, as they become available.

Teaching and Learning

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 5

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place VIRTUALLY on April 13th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 5th (a mentor-approved abstract is required to register).
For questions about registration or the event, please contact

URGO Website – Zyzzogeton

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 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

TODAY is Assessment Day

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We are following a convocation schedule. Workshops are scheduled from 11-12:50. Details and Zoom information are available in the link below. This link can only be viewed when you are logged in with an Augsburg account.

General Education Assessment: Where do we go from here? (11 am – 11:45 am)

Institutional Student Surveys: Closing the Loop (12 pm – 12:50 pm)

Co-Curricular Assessment Committee: Assessing Student Learning through Virtual Programming (11 am – 12pm)

Assessment Day Workshops

Take a Moment to Nominate Faculty

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We have extended the deadline for nominations until March 22. Please consider nominating faculty for awards.

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 22.

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 22.

Distinguished Contribution Awards

Forum Podcast Ep. 56: Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal Continued

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In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Maureen Berkner Boyt (The Moxie Exchange) answers questions from listeners that attended our webinar Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal.

Study Sustainability, Anti-racism, and Indigenous Rights on the River

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Interested in exploring firsthand the work of undoing the legacies of slavery and settler colonialism in the American heartland? Tired of Zoom classes and want to have some real-world adventures? This coming September, the next group of students, faculty, and staff will embark from Lake Itasca to begin their hundred-day expedition by canoe and van down the length of the Mississippi River. Students take courses in environmental justice, climate change, politics in the American heartland, with a focus on anti-racism work. In addition to spending time in St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans, the group paddles and camps portions of the river around the Line 3 pipeline construction, part of the “Wild Miles” on the Lower Mississippi, the heavily industrialized “Chemical Corridor,” and finishes by paddling to the Gulf of Mexico, site of powerful resistance being carried out by local Indigenous communities. Students interested in joining the program are invited to apply through the Augsburg Study Away web portal.

Apply now–Mar. 15 deadline!

Teaching Tip Tuesday: POGIL Resources from Tara Mader

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For this Teaching Tip, Tara Mader (Exercise Science) shares how she has incorporated a student-centered investigative learning technique (POGIL) into her Anatomy and Physiology classroom (both in-person and online) to facilitate student-student interaction and promote inquiry.

Tara also included a link to an article focusing on using POGIL in the classroom as a way to “re-energize” faculty for teaching.

Teaching Tips are posted on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Find more resources at

POGIL Video with Tara Mader

General Announcements

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards are Now Open

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Hello everyone,

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open!

These awards recognize student leaders, student organizations, and organization advisors for their innovation and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

We strongly encourage all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 12 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, please click the link below: (

Please contact Alex Abraha ( from Campus Life if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you!

Augsburg Senior Leadership Society Applications Now Open

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Hello student leaders,

Campus Life is currently accepting applications for the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors (i.e., those graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021) for their leadership contributions during their tenure at Augsburg University. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Please click on the link below to apply: (

Those who apply for the Society will also be considered for the following awards:

– Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which is given to one senior (by credit) and carries an award amount of $500.

– Marina Christensen Justice Award, which is awarded at Commencement.

Those accepted into the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society will be inducted and recognized at the 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place virtually on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or would like further information regarding these leadership recognition opportunities for Augsburg University Seniors, please reach out to Michael Grewe ( from Campus Life.

Apply by March 1 for the 2021-2022 Interfaith, Christensen, or Sabo Scholars

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?
Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.
In these programs, you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in the Christian tradition, through interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science and receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Who is Eligible?
Christensen and Interfaith Scholars – Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2021-22 academic year.
Sabo Scholars – Current students (any level) who plan to study on campus all of the 2021-22 academic year.
APPLYING: Details about the process are available:
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:
The application deadline is March 1, 2021.
Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, Interfaith at Augsburg at or Matt Maruggi at, or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

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:
Onsite work with Health Commons at Central Lutheran Church and in the Cedar Riverside clinic.
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

Student Registrar Position

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Are you a problem solver who enjoys details? Do you value organization? Consider joining our team!

The Student Assistant position in the Registrar’s Office is a customer service-driven and detail-oriented administrative position with a friendly team in an office setting. The Registrar’s Office is housed within the Academic Affairs Division. We provide services in the areas of document imaging, records retention, transfer evaluation, registration, graduation, term/curriculum records, class scheduling, grade recording, and veteran benefit certification. Our mission is to ensure the integrity of recorded data while providing timely service and communicating information regarding policies and procedures to the Augsburg University community. Consider joining our team and gaining meaningful experience that can be applied to many career fields.

Position available on handshake

2021 College Student Health Survey-Win Prizes

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Augsburg University is partnering with the University of MN to administer the 2021 College Student Health Survey which has been sent via email to Augsburg student email addresses. This survey will be asking for information on a variety of college student health topics. We hope you will take the time to complete the survey and do so by March 26th. Those participating in doing the survey will be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards – First place $1000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250 and 5 fourth place gift cards of $50 each. Thirteen universities are participating and one student from each school will win a $100 Amazon gift card. We want your input so please participate in the 2021 College Student Health Survey. Questions – call the CWC office at 612-330-1707

Auggie Basics Housing – Applications Now Open

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As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing initiative is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into the Auggie Basics Program will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Summer housing may be an option. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

To apply, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact or call the Student Affairs office at 612 330 1160.

Please answer all of the following questions with as much detail as you are comfortable providing.

Auggie Basics Application

Advocate for the Minnesota State Grant Program

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We have an opportunity to communicate with Gov. Tim Walz and our state legislators about the importance of helping college students by increasing funding for the State Grant program. These need-based grants help two in five Minnesota students going to college in the state, at both public and private nonprofit institutions. And here at Augsburg, 1,350 students receive these grants.

Now is the time to ask Minnesota policymakers to invest in college students and increase the size of these grants. The State Grant program, which provides need-based financial aid similar to the Pell Grant, is the only way that the State of Minnesota supports students at our institution and other private colleges throughout the state.

Through the Minnesota Private College Council’s advocacy system, Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid, you can easily send a message to the Governor and your legislators stating your support for increased funding for the State Grant program.

Please consider contacting your elected representatives. You can find out more and take action here:

Contact your Representatives Here

Augsburg Now Magazine: New Stories are Here

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The newest issue of Augsburg Now is available!

Read articles from the digital-only Winter 2020–21 issue of Augsburg University’s magazine, including:

– How Auggies are fighting the pandemic using community support and health care
– Confronting the Minnesota paradox on racial disparities
– Off-and-on sports seasons prove Auggie student-athletes’ resilience
– Augsburg’s in-house epidemiologist guides Auggies through COVID-19
– News from around campus and beyond

Visit to see these new stories and more.

Event Announcements

Virtual Info Session: Ciresi Walburn Scholarship

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Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2021

4:30PM -5:30PM

Zoom Link:

This opportunity is open to African-American men who are sophomores this spring. Participants need to be U.S. citizens who graduate from a Minnesota high school and have demonstrated financial need. Participants have to be on track for four-year graduation, be available to participate in all activities, and be motivated.

$10,000 in Scholarships ($5,000 per year)
A two-credit summer leadership course
Participation in a national leadership conference, expenses paid
Paid summer internship
Ongoing cohort activities, including service projects and networking with community leaders
$1,000.00 incentive paid for on-time graduation

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Faculty and Staff Discount: 2021 Forum on Workplace Inclusion Annual Conference

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

Focused Conversation on Academic Structure: TOMORROW

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Join Provost Karen Kaivola, deans Monica Devers and Ryan Haaland, and faculty members Laura Boisen, Dal Liddle, and Diane Pike for an update on the work of the academic structure task force.

Focused Conversation: Academic Structure
Wednesday, February 24
12:30 p.m.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Stories of Power and Resilience, Thursday, February 25

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Please join the Sabo Center staff as we commemorate Black History Month by highlighting the history of power building and resilience in Black
Communities in the Twin Cities. We are inviting community leaders to bring
voice to the collective story of resilience and power in historically Black
communities and neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul and beyond.

This will be a virtual event on Thursday, February 25 from 4:30-5:45pm.


World Wednesday: Business Abroad

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This week’s World Wednesday event is all about Business abroad.

We’ll be discussing study abroad/away options best fit for business majors. Featuring Augsburg business faculty, and our partners at CAPA, global programs known for their business programs and internships abroad, including London, Sydney, and Florence.

Zoom session will be February 24th from 11:30 to noon. A recording will be posted after.

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

Find the updated zoom link at our blog

The Intersection of Religion and Science: A Conversation with Aisha Mohamed ’16

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Date: March 2, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

You are invited to hear Aisha Mohamed ’16 explore the intersection of of religion and science as she shares her own experience of being a Muslim and a biology major at Augsburg. While at Augsburg she was active in MSA and was an Interfaith Scholar and now is a second year student at University of Minnesota Medical School. Aisha will explore ethical questions raised by the advances in science such as organ donation and stem cell research. Awareness of these ethical questions can create strong leaders in scientific and other fields while holding deep connection to their faith. Following Aisha’s presentation, two Augsburg students will offer their responses and there will be time for questions from the audience.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Institute, MSA, and Stem Peer Mentorship and supported by a Bataldan Ethics Grant.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register in advance for this webinar

10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men

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The 2020-21 10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men is now open. This event will center on finding, celebrating and sustaining wellness and joy as Black men in 2021 after a challenging 2020 and will feature a special keynote address, Brotherhood Talking Circles, and interactive workshop. The Brotherhood Talking Circles portion of the event is limited to only students and facilitators.

10th Annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men

Saturday, March 6

1-4:30 p.m.

Registration is free.

This virtual event will take place over Zoom, and a link will be sent to those who register.

Register online here:

The Kente Summit is for undergraduate Black men who attend Colleges and Universities in Minnesota. Staff and Faculty are encouraged to attend with their students. All who attend – students, staff, and faculty – are asked to register.

Registration closes on Thursday, March 4.

MN Private Colleges’ Internship and Job Fair -Thursday

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Prepare today for the upcoming fair on Thursday, February 25th!

Who Should Attend:
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Students that are exploring internships for summer 2021 and/or next fall.
Seniors graduating spring 2021 who are seeking full-time entry level jobs.

MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair (virtual platform Handshake)
Thursday, February 25th
9:00am-2:00pm. (stay for as long as you like)
There is no cost to attend!

Job Fair Prep Session – You will learn how to make the best impression at a virtual fair powered by Handshake! Check out the Strommen Community Moodle Site – Career & Internship Fairs – What to Expect. Here you will find short video tutorials that include virtual career fair success tips!

**Plan ahead and create your 1:1 chats prior to Thursday

Email with questions!

Register to attend the MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair

Pan Asian Student Services’ COVID-19 Informational Event

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The Pan-Asian Student Services Mentor program will be giving an information session on the importance of COVID19. Current reports, statistics and tips to keep you and your loved ones safe! This event will be both in person and Hybrid please RSVP via Auggie Life if you’d like to come in person (we are limited!) and/or join us VIA Zoom.

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Free Oak Entertainment Center

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Giving away the three pieces of our entertainment center. It is modular, made up of three pieces, so can be arranged in various configurations, or separated in different rooms. Custom built, oak, with adjustable shelving. Excellent condition.
Email with questions or if you want to arrange to pick it up.

Unit 1 (first two photos):
60” tall, 34” wide, 24.5” deep
Glass doors. Four shelves.

Unit 2:
36” tall, 34” wide, 24.5” deep
Four shelves.

Unit 3:
18” tall, 40” wide, 24.5” deep
Includes an upholstered cushion for seating.


Details here.