Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Indoor Mask Mandate in Effect at Augsburg

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All students, staff, and faculty are required to wear face coverings in indoor campus spaces, except when eating in dining areas or when in one’s own residential unit or individual office with the door closed. This applies to all U.S. Augsburg locations. (International Augsburg locations are following local protocols.) Masks or face coverings are not required outdoors.

Over the weekend of July 31-August 1, the regional case rates in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties moved to a “substantial” transmission rate (between 50 and 99.99 cases per 100,000 population over 7 days, as defined by the CDC). As a result, Augsburg reinstated the indoor face covering requirement, effective Tuesday, August 3.

Indoor Mask Requirement Reinstated – Email from COO

Teaching and Learning

CTL Back-to-School Workshops are Here

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To kick off the new academic year IN PERSON, CTL is hosting the Back-to-School Workshops on Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26th (see program and RSVP form below). The goal of these Back-to-School workshops is to primarily focus on “just-in-time” topics that can be immediately put to use in your upcoming Fall courses. Workshops and sessions will be held in Hagfors (rooms TBD). Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions and workshops are open to and welcome all Augsburg faculty and staff.

CTL Back-to-School Workshops (schedule and description of sessions)

Please be sure to RSVP for sessions you are interested in as soon as possible – you can change your selections later! Strict room capacities will be enforced and some sessions may fill. The RSVP link is included at the top of the CTL Back-to-School Workshops Program.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this event, please contact CTL Director Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at

CTL Back-to-School Workshops (schedule and description of sessions)

Forum Podcast: A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing and Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Program

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Roselle Rogers (Circa) and Pamela Pujo (Affirmity) offer a practical and actionable guide to launching or refreshing your organization’s DEI program.

General Announcements

Augsburg Local: Twin Cities Black Owned Restaurants Survey

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Thank you Auggie students, faculty, and staff for taking the time to fill out this four-question survey.

Together, the Pan-Afrikan Center, Environmental Action Committee, and SABO Center are working together to spread awareness and engagement to local Twin Cities Black owned businesses. We would like your opinion on your favorite black own restaurant near the Augsburg Community.

* Complete the form by August 20th, 2021 at 7:00 pm*

Fill out form here:

Thank you Auggies!
Pan-Afrikan Center/ PAC Fellow- Tesha Mitchell

If you have any questions, please contact Azania Tripp, Pan-Afrikan Center Director at

Drawing for Prizes Worth up to $500 for Vaccinated Students by August 31

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All students vaccinated by August 31 are eligible to enter a drawing for a series of prizes that include either a $200 VISA gift card, a parking pass for the 2021-22 academic year (surface lot and street parking only) or $500 discounts on Augsburg dining and bookstore purchases.

To enter the drawing, you must have received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before 11:59 p.m. on August 31. By entering this raffle, you give Augsburg University permission to confirm your vaccination status with the Minnesota Department of Health or to contact you to upload an image of your vaccination card to validate your vaccination status.

This fall, vaccinated students will no longer be required to quarantine (if no symptoms) if exposed to someone with COVID-19. Learn more about the vaccines here:

As a reminder, the Augsburg University Helpline is available to answer questions from students, faculty, and staff. Email or call 612-474-3100.

Prize Details:

Two winners will receive $500 in Augsburg dining services flex points OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Two winners will receive an Augsburg commuter or resident student parking permit for the academic year OR a $200 VISA card.

Two winners will receive a $500 discount at the bookstore OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Enter the raffle here.

Event Announcements

First Years Only: Twin Cities Local Black Owned Businesses Scavenger Hunt Game

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Hey first years!

The Pan-Afrikan Center, Environmental Action Committee and SABO Center partner together to create a scavenger hunt game that focuses on local black owned businesses in the Twin Cities.

When: August 30th, 2021
Where: Murphy Square
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you like to participate please bring the following items:
Comfortable shoes
Water bottle
Auggie Pass
Cell phone

*If you have any questions, please contact Azania Tripp, Pan-Afrikan Center Director at

TODAY: Open Presentation and Meet and Greet with Students for American Indian Student Services Director

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TODAY, 8/13

Today, our American Indian Student Services Director Candidate has an Open Presentation. Multicultural and LGBTQIA+ Student Services would like to invite Augsburg University students and staff to join the virtual Open Presentation.

We value your thoughts and opinion and would like you to join during their presentation time. If you are interested in these events, join our Zoom session below!

**AISS Candidate 1 – Open Presentation (Staff and Students)**
When: August 13, 2021
Time: 9:55am – 10:55am
Zoom Link:

ID: 97378889169
Passcode: 325460

**Meet & Greet with Students (Students ONLY)**
When: August 13, 2021
Time: 11:40am – 12:10pm
Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 96161182186
Passcode: 727515

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Now Hiring: AmeriCorps VISTA Role for MN Urban Debate League

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Interested in growing your skills in the nonprofit field? Are you passionate about empowering diverse youth and closing the academic opportunity gap? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow!

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role 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. These programs have proven popular and successful, and demand is growing quickly. To increase our capacity for meeting these programs’ needs, we must establish more community relationships to increase the qualified judging pool and promote community awareness. 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:

Please note: this role is likely to be in-person for the majority of the year.

Learn More and Apply

We’re Hiring: Operations Coordinator at MNUDL, a Program of Augsburg University

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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Operations Coordinator plays an essential role in implementing the administrative and operation systems for the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a nonprofit program of Augsburg University.


Implementing and Overseeing Programming Operations

Contracts and Risk Management


Camp administrative support

Administrative and Fundraising Support (see more details in listing).


The work environment will be primarily in the office at Augsburg University; we are open to a mix of in-person and remote.
There will be times where “all hands on deck” are required for fundraising or special events.
Physical demands include primarily working in an office setting – i.e. at the computer, filing, putting together mailings etc., but may occasionally include carrying supplies (paper, printers, computer, t-shirts, food etc.).
Regular computer keyboard, mouse and monitor use.
Sitting for long periods of time.
Repetitive arm, hand, finger motions.
Frequent talking/communication by phone and in person.



Minimum of associates degree; B.A. preferred.
3+ years work experience.
At least one (1) year of relevant experience.

Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment required.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise.
Ability to provide great customer service skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; and work independently with little supervision.
Ability to reason/analyze and demonstrate patience, understanding.
Ability to show initiative; organize workflow; manage one or more projects; and handle frequent interruptions.

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

Cover Letter
Professional references will be requested at a later date.

Now Hiring: MN Urban Debate League Operations Coordinator