Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free On-Campus COVID-19 Testing; Students and Volunteers Get a Chance to Win AirPods

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There are three opportunities soon to get tested for COVID-19 free of charge. Students who attend, present their student ID, and get tested will be entered in an AirPods and gift card giveaway. Faculty and staff are invited as well. Those who sign up and volunteer to help at the events will be entered into an additional drawing for AirPods.

State-Sponsored COVID-19 Testing at Augsburg
March 22 at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel
March 25 at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring pre- and post spring break 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 is needed but, if you have it, bring your insurance card. This testing event is open to those with symptoms or no symptoms. Off-campus students also are eligible for the AirPods and gift cards giveaway. No appointment is necessary.

Sign up here to volunteer:

Teaching and Learning

Apply for the MINNE Fellowship

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Fellowship in the MINNE program this year offers a unique opportunity to engage fully in the course of study offered by the JCRC Holocaust education zoom webinars. We are offering a $200 stipend which will be awarded upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Because of the limited number of spaces available, we wish to ensure that those who are accepted into the program are able to make the most of the experience. The primary criteria for admission to the program are demonstration of interest in the offerings of the program and commitment to furthering your education about the Holocaust.

All fellows are expected to attend a minimum of 5 of the 15 1.25 hour classes that comprise the course. For a full list of course offerings, visit

Applications due by March 31, 2021
Zoom Webinars are M-F, April 12- April 30, 2021
Reflection papers due by May 14, 2021

Must be a registered, full time student at Augsburg or St. Olaf with at least one year left on campus.

More Info and to Apply

Med School/Physician and PA Alumni Panels

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Join Augsburg alumni from across the country who are professional students or practioners to learn more about their experiences getting to their respective programs, education and training, and practice.

Med School Physician Alumni Panel
Wednesday, March 24th
6-7:30 pm

PA Alumni Panel
Thursday, March 25th
6-7:30 pm

Contact URGO at with questions or for more information.

RSVP to receive Zoom link

General Announcements

Students: Tips on Searching for Internships and Entry Level Jobs

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With just a few weeks left of the semester, you may be seeking a summer internship or full-time entry-level job. The Strommen Career & Internship Center is here to help YOU!

Check out the Strommen Career & Internship Services Community Moodle – for many resources, including resume reviews, job and internship search tools, registering your internship, scheduling a 1:1 appointment with a career coach, and more.

Handshake has excellent articles that offer tips! One that caught our attention recently is:

Handshake Hacks: A Checklist to Find Your Full Time Job or Internship and Get Hired –

The Strommen Career & Internship Team is here to help!

Strommen Career & Internship Services Community Moodle

Support for Augsburg Family After Parents’ Deaths (COVID)

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As the Site Director of Augsburg’s CGEE-Mexico I want to thank the entire Augsburg community for sharing your condolences with the family of Augsburg-Mexico employees Moises Rios (50) & Isabel Sánchez (48), a married couple who died of COVID-19 last month. I especially want to thank all of you who made incredibly generous donations to the family through the GoFundMe campaign to support the Rios-Sanchez family, including 11-year-old Sliri (pronounced “Es-leer-y”):

This fundraising campaign was organized by Mary Laurel True, who participated in Augsburg’s first semester program in Mexico in 1979, and four other former CGEE-Mexico students who studied here, as well as myself. Our goal is to raise US $20,000 to support the family. 25% of the funds raised will be dedicated to Sliri’s education since there is no longer public high school in Mexico. We want to make sure that Sliri is able to go to high school and college, which was her parents’ dream – that she be the first in the family to graduate and attend college. “Maybe Augsburg,” Isabel used to say with a shy smile. Thank you again for your empathy & generosity, Ann Lutterman-Aguilar

The Practice of Self-Care

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This article on the practice of Self-Care is from the Amherst H.Wilder Foundation in St. Paul.
Years ago, CWC had the good fortune of having Pahoua Yang join the CWC staff, during the time she was completing her doctorate. Now, Dr. Pahoua Yang is VP of Wilder Community Mental Health & Wellness and she has some important thoughts to share on self-care. Wilder provides critical services to the community and offers outstanding educational workshops, as well.

I hope that spring break has provided some time for you and your self-care.☀


Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice

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A new program is being offered this summer by the Pan-Afrikan Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) called Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice.

The program will be offered May 17 – May 28. Students will be able to receive 2 credits and fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement OR they can take it only to fulfill the Augsburg Experience. The cost of the program is being supported by scholarships from CGEE, the Pan-Afrikan Center, and Augsburg University; therefore, we are able to offer it at a reduced price.

Program participants will critically analyze the global racial unrest movements of the Southern Africa Anti-Apartheid system, and the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Albertina Shifotoka, Program Director of CGEE Namibia, and Azania Tripp, Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center, will facilitate a 2-week program experience that will introduce students to the understanding of how these movements became historical events and impacted policy and the visibilities on racial inequities that impact the Pan-Afrikan diaspora and all BIPOC communities. The program will be offered from May 17 – May 28, 2021 and the deadline for applying is Thurs, March 25.

Here is the website to learn more information:

If you have any questions email Azania Tripp the Pan-Afrikan Director

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on the Grow Sustainably Task Force: This Week

Join Provost Karen Kaivola and regents Jeff Nodland and John O’Brien for an update on the work of the grow sustainably task force.

Focused Conversation: Grow Sustainably Task Force
Thursday, March 25
12 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

This Week: Augsburg Faculty and Staff Make-up Anti-Racism Training

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Attention University Faculty and Staff – If you did not attend both part I and part II of the fall (Nov 30 & Dec 1) or spring (Feb 22 & 23) Augsburg Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training, you need to register for and attend both part I and part II of the make-up training taking place this week on Wed, Mar 24 and Thu, Mar 25 at 5:00-8:30 p.m.

Click the link below to visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Anti-Racism Training Webpage for more information and to register! (Please note that there is a separate registration link for part I and part II of the training.)

Coalition of Asian American Leaders: Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

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The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) is hosting Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate.

Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate in being hosted by the AsianMinnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) as a public community event to hear from
leaders and community members about what has been occurring in Minnesota and
nationwide, and how to work together to take action against violence and hate.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00PM – 6:30PM CST
Register at

Speakers include: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, MDHR Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, CAAL
Network & Executive Director Bo Thao-Urabe, and others.

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Women’s History Month: ‘Other Words for Whxre’ Live Podcast Recording

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The Pan-Afrikan Center and the Women’s Center are partnering for Women’s History Month 2021

The host of the podcast Other Words for Whxre Mia, will present a live podcast recording for students, faculty, and staff. Mia discusses the whitewashing of the porn industry, how sex work has pivoted during the times of COVID-19 and how police brutality impacts sex workers.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 in the Chapel from 6:30pm -7:30pm

Tri Beta Seminar – This Tuesday

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Tuesday, March 23 2021 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT via Zoom

Dr. Marissa Milstein from the U of M is a Veterinarian by training, but is currently finishing up a PhD. Her area of research is zoonotic disease which are diseases that spread from wildlife to humans. COVID-19 is an example of this. Hear her speak about her research in this field, in the context of COVID.

Register Here for Zoom Link

Auggie Connect TODAY

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We look forward to seeing you today!

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 is available Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Please contact for any accommodations needed to participate.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 999 0654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Webinar: Navigating Research Collaborations as a Teaching-Based Professor

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National Institute of Health’s National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is committed to increasing biomedical research capacity, including at institutions where faculty have significant teaching responsibilities. In these settings, research collaborations across institutions can be especially beneficial.

An upcoming webinar explores this topic:

Thursday, March 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CT

See the NIGMS Feedback Loop Post here for more information. To attend the webinar, visit the Zoom Meeting page and enter the meeting number 160 708 1032 and the passcode 668131. If you’re unable to attend online, you can join by calling 646-828-7666 or 669-254-5252 and entering the passcode. A recording will be available on the NIGMS website following the event.

See the NIGMS Feedback Loop Post here for more information

Keeping Track of Auggies

Schield: “Statistical Literacy for Policy Makers”

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Milo Schield, Department of Business Administration, has been asked to give an invited lecture at the 63rd World Statistics Congress: July 16-20, 2021. His topic: “Statistical Literacy for Policy Makers”. The title of the session is “Statistical and Data Literacy in Policy Making”. His session is sponsored by the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) and the International Association of Statistics Educators (IASE). The congress is organized by the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Milo is an elected member of the ISI, the ISLP representative for the United States, the President of the National Numeracy Network, and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. His 70+ statistical publications have earned more than 740 citations according to Google Scholar.


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