Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Walk-in Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 20, 1 – 3 p.m. at People’s Center

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People’s Center Clinic at 425 20th Avenue South (across Riverside Avenue from Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus) is offering a free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday afternoon, May 20, from 1 – 3 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, but participants need to be at least 18 years old.

The vaccine that will be provided at this clinic is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

People interested in getting a vaccine on Thursday should arrive at the People’s Center Clinic between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The time required to get the vaccine and complete the post-vaccination waiting period is about 20 to 30 minutes. If you have health insurance, please bring that information with you. If you do not have insurance, you can still get the vaccine; insurance is not required.

Teaching and Learning

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

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Thank you to everyone who showed up for this year’s “3 Days in May” sessions and a special thank you to everyone who helped to facilitate any of these sharing and learning opportunities.

The folder linked below contains available recordings and resources from the “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

Fellowship Fridays are Back for Summer

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CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

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.

Zoom Link (doc can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

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.

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

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.

Graduating and Need Health Insurance?

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Graduate with Coverage
Congratulations, graduates!

Graduating from college this spring? Congrats!

Don’t forget to look at your health insurance options so you are covered. If graduating means losing your health insurance, you may qualify for a special enrollment period.

You can stay on a parent’s plan if you are younger than 26, or you can enroll through MNsure on your own.

Free application help is available. Many young adults qualify for low-cost or no-cost options. Check out the link below.

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!

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

Event Announcements

Tomorrow, Forum Presentaion, 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

Register here:

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.

2021 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

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Called to Place: Community Responsive Education
A virtual conference hosted by Augsburg University
July 12 – 15, 2021

The 2021 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference (formerly, the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference) for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene daily, July 12 – 15, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time, except the session on July 13th, which will meet 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

The theme of the 2021 conference is “Called to Place: Community Responsive Education.” Participants will consider how local landscapes, neighborhoods, events, and people influence the missions, identities, and institutional vocations of our colleges and universities, along with our individual callings related to antiracism in our particular communities.

For more information on each of the sessions and speakers, please see the conference program.

Registration requires two steps. The first step is registering to receive the two Zoom links that will give you access to the conference. These links are included in the registration form. The second step is to complete daily session registration information below on this form. Both steps are necessary for registration. There is no registration fee for the 2021 conference.

Conference participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions of the conference.

Note: 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.

Contact Janice Dames at for more information about registration.

The Vocation of a Lutheran Higher Education Conference is supported by the Network of ECLA Colleges and Universities.

Conference Registration

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Paid Part-Time Opportunity: Somali Interpreter

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Community Aid Network (CANMN) is a volunteer-led mutual aid site located in Minneapolis, MN. We work to build mutual aid bonds with our neighbors, organize volunteers and redistribute resources to ensure everyone has the means for dignified survival.

CANMN is looking for a Somali interpreter to provide assistance during community distribution days. Main duties would include taking food and supply orders and answering questions related to distribution. There is also a potential future need for written translation.

This is a part-time PAID position. Hours are flexible. Distribution days are Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 – 4pm, and are divided into two shifts each day (11:30am – 2pm and 2 – 4:30pm). Physical demands for this position include standing for sustained periods of time and some moderate lifting (i.e. helping to load food orders into vehicles).

CANMN operates out of the Children’s Theatre Company/Minneapolis Institute of Art at 2400 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis.

We follow all COVID-19 safety regulations, as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If interested, please email Lara Crombie at
To learn more about CANMN, visit

CANMN Website