Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Facilities Projects and Parking Lot Closure May 11

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This week’s updates for the Facilities Management website include

Upcoming Facilities Management projects funded by the Student Government Environmental Action Committee.

Parking Lot H to be closed on Tuesday, May 11.

Cleaning procedures in place for return to campus.

For more complete information, follow the link provided.

Teaching and Learning

Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

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In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

Schedule/Session Information for Next Week’s “3 Days in May”

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The link below leads you to a draft schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Sessions are planned from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. Session information and descriptions are being updated as more information becomes available. Individual sessions will also be added to the CTL calendar (

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Faculty Balance Project: FDC Proposal this Tuesday

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Facilitated by Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Elise Marubbio

Faculty burn-out and a lack of work-life balance are an ongoing issue in academia (and maybe especially at Augsburg). The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) is in the early stages of working on strategies for supporting and protecting faculty well-being. Two members of the FDC will present the overall idea of the Faculty Balance Project and then will facilitate a discussion/listening session on what faculty at Augsburg need most.

Check out or the link below for the “3 Days in May” schedule, session descriptions, and Zoom information. (The attached document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.)

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Small Teaching this Wednesday at 3 Days in May

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Facilitated by Kaija Freborg and Lyz Wendland

Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm

Are you feeling inundated with all that you need to do and be for your classes? It doesn’t have to be so hard! Small Teaching offers simple, strategic, and practical methods in teaching that will enhance learning experiences and success whether in the classroom or online. Approaches will include brief interventions to engage students, one time interventions, and small modifications in course design.

Check out or the link below for the “3 Days in May” schedule, session descriptions, and Zoom information. (The attached document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.)

3 Days in May Schedule/Information

Online Resources for Student Mental Health and Wellness

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Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

Thursday, 9:00-10:00am

Spending time online can be anxiety provoking for students, but it can also be a potent source of help and guidance. There are many good online resources to help with anxiety, depression, and other signs of mental health problems. Online communities for people coping with mental health conditions also exist. This workshop will introduce participants to some useful online resources for students dealing with mental health conditions and the people who support them.

The Zoom link for this and other “3 Days in May” events can be found in the attachment below. This document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

General Announcements

A Grateful Heart and Huge Thanks from Dianne Detloff

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Thank you is not adequate to express my heartfelt gratitude to so many of you who joined my virtual retirement gathering last week and have sent emails of congratulations.   After 20 years of service to Augsburg, I am off to start a new journey of retirement with my husband, do some travelling, spend more time at our lake cabin and provide some daycare to our two grandchildren including the birth of a new granddaughter.
Augsburg has been a wonderful home for me during the past 20 years in my work at the Center for Wellness and Counseling.  I have always been a passionate advocate for students and it’s students who energized me most everyday I came to campus. We have an incredible student body here at Augsburg and the mission of the University is to be commended. 
My appreciation and thanks especially to my colleagues at CWC and my supervisor, Nancy Guilbeault and to so many of you I have truly been privileged to meet and work with over these many years.  I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve students and to be a colleague to so many incredibly talented people.
I will be on campus through Friday 5/28 so feel free to email me or call 612-330-1707.  Thank you again.  It’s been an awesome career. Thanks again.

Time is Running out to Apply for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

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The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:
Questions? Contact:

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

Event Announcements

Nancy Guilbeault Virtual Retirement Gathering – TODAY May 10

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Please join us this afternoon for Nancy Guilbeault’s retirement celebration. After 41 years of service Nancy Guilbeault is graduating from Augsburg or actually retiring. As the Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling Nancy has been instrumental in many collaborations with departments and student organizations. Nancy has given so much of her time and talent for students and has been a tireless advocate for the CWC. Please join us this afternoon to celebrate Nancy and share your words of advice and good wishes for the next part of Nancy’s journey in retirement. Nancy’s “graduation” date is Wednesday 6/30/2021. Her virtual celebration is TODAY – Monday 5/10 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via zoom.

Forum Presentation, Learning to See and Hear Each Other Across Difference

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When: May 20, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation

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

What do we believe about ourselves as a people and country — the UNITED States of America? What values do we pass on to our children and their children’s children? What resonates for us, and why?

Join us for a moderated panel discussion that explores understanding our beliefs and values, what underwrites our political identities, and how to influence ourselves and our interactions in partnership and leadership across many difference points of view.

Register here:

Keeping Track of Auggies

Melissa Hensley Participates in Anti-Stigma Series

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Melissa Hensley, associate professor of social work, is leading a series of anti-stigma workshops for Wellness in the Woods, a peer support and and mental health advocacy organization. The anti-stigma events have been highlighted in the Wadena Pioneer Journal:


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