Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Walk-ups Welcome for Free Single Dose Vaccine at State Fairgrounds

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You can walk up or make an appointment for the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the State Fairgrounds through June 8. The site is open noon to 8 p.m. daily. No insurance or ID is needed. If you sign up, a free Metro Transit pass for the day of your appointment is provided in your confirmation text message and email.

Walk Up Vaccine or Make an Appointment

Teaching and Learning

You are Invited to Attend the CRES Asian American Studies Candidates’ Scholarship Talks

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Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Scholarship presentations of the three finalists for the Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) Asian American Studies faculty position.

The first of the three candidates will be presenting on Monday, June 7 at 1:15 pm. The dates and times of the other two candidates will be released soon.

If you are interested in attending the Scholarship presentation on Monday, please email Kerri Maher ( You will then receive the calendar invitation with the Zoom link.

General Announcements

10 More Staff/Faculty Needed for Commencement

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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.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell,, by Friday, June 4 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

Study Indigenous Peoples Around the World at Model UN this Fall

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Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American Model United Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to the United Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

We will accept applications until September 1, 2021 or until the program fills.

Prerequisite: students must complete thePOL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of September1!

Event Announcements

Sharon Wade Virtual Retirement – Friday, June 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Sharon Wade is retiring after 20 years of service to Augsburg University.   

A virtual event is being held: Friday, June 4 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm via zoom.

Sharon began her career at Augsburg twenty years ago. She started out working as an administrative assistant for both the English Department and the Nursing Department. When the nursing department expanded its programs, Sharon became the nursing program coordinator. Sharon has assisted thousands of students with registering, has answered a zillion student questions, and provided incredible support to the nursing faculty.

Please join the nursing department to wish Sharon the best in her retirement.

Hope you can zoom in (even if for a minute) to share your memories, stories and provide good wishes for Sharon in her retirement. Her last day is June 4.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Apply for the New Community Debate Liaison – AmeriCorps VISTA Role by June 15

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Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!

About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.


AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at

Learn more about the role via CNCS:

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and more frequently asked questions:

Learn more about the MNUDL: