Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Return to Campus Cleaning and Facilities Management Projects Continue

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Facilities Management Old Main remodeling and projects funded by the Environmental Action Committee continue. Also, information about cleaning practices as you return to campus.

For more complete information, follow the link to the Facilities website below.

Teaching and Learning

Update from CTL on Professional Travel Grants for Faculty

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Physical travel grant applications are now being accepted for conference presenters. Participant grant applications are still being accepted for virtual conferences but not when physical travel is involved. Go to for information and the application.

Information regarding Adjunct Professional Development Grants can be found at

Contact with questions.

General Announcements

Office of Admissions Welcomes New Counselors

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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to announce we have hired two new admission counselors (one first year and one transfer) to join our team! We ask the campus community to help welcome Ramona Tran as our newest Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions (she joins the first year team along with Josh Owens, Nicole Borwege, and Shonna Fulford).

Ramona comes to us from The College of St. Scholastica where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior (’19) and her MBA in Leadership & Change (’21), and served as the Area Coordinator for Residence Life. Her experience in higher education, her energy, and her passion for working with first generation students will make her an asset to our team and to the larger Augsburg community! Ramona’s first day will be Monday, May 17th.

We also welcome Tim Lawson, the newest Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions (joining Katie Asfeld and Paul Kienberger). Tim is a proud two time Augsburg grad, first with his Bachelor’s in 2009 and then with his MBA in 2015. He lives in Minnetonka with his wife, two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog. Tim says, “I wanted to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be joining the team and the Augsburg community. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from you all.” Tim’s first day will be Tuesday, June 1.

Apply to be a LEAD Fellow Today

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The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Apply here

Year-End Expense Deadline – June 14, 2021

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Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms

Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf ( X1260) by Monday, June 14, 2021.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. Email your statement and receipts to

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2021, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 27, 2021. Our office is open Wednesday and Thursdays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Event Announcements

Join MN Attorney General Keith Ellison, the MNUDL, and More for our June Criminal Justice Event

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Join Minnesota legal experts, policymakers, and urban debaters to discuss Criminal Justice Reform now for Elimination of Bias credit.

Criminal justice reform became a more prevalent, more urgent issue than ever in the past year. Join our prestigious panel of experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges facing us now. Minnesota Urban Debate League students, who have spent the year debating the topic of criminal justice reform, will join our panel for commentary. This event will be held virtually.


MN State Attorney General Keith Ellison

Ramsey County Commissioner, Chair, Toni Carter

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi

MN Court of Appeals Judge Jeff Bryan

Minnesota Urban Debate League Students

Cost: $40 for attorneys seeking CLE Credit; free for all others. We also welcome your free-will donation to our debate programs!

(1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved, event code 361642)

All funds will support The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students.

Sign Up to Attend

Commencement Team Members Needed

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As you can imagine implementing an event like commencement takes a village. I’m looking for Augsburg faculty and staff that would be interested in helping at the June 8 commencement ceremony.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
U.S. Bank Stadium

4:30 p.m. Graduate Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Guest Doors Open

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

8:30 p.m. Ceremony Concludes

Positions Needed:

Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Greet graduates, faculty, family members, and guests of Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium, assist families with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Accessible Seating Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Manage the accessible seating table and seating areas, assist guests with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Graduate Name Card and Seating Process:
Tuesday, June 8; 3:30pm-6:30 p.m.
Assist graduates with lining up, getting their name cards, and answering questions. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium. Once the ceremony begins, team members will be able to find a seat in the audience, if desired.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell,, by Friday, May 21 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

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