Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hot Water Shut Off Monday, August 30 at Some Minneapolis Campus Buildings

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Metropolitan Mechanical(MMC) completed the annual inspection of the steam vaults on campus and found a leak in two of our steam vaults. The repair of the vaults requires a campus-wide steam shut down today, Monday August 30th from 6AM – 3PM.
A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This ONLY affects the hot water side of kitchen sinks, vanities and showers; cold water will still work in those locations as well as for the toilets in all restrooms.

Ice Arena
Urness Hall
Mortensen Hall
Christensen Center

Finally, during the repair work, a crew member will be stationed on the 22nd Avenue sidewalk near Memorial Hall. The sidewalk is expected to still be usable during that time.

Teaching and Learning

Podcast Ep. 71: Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce Continued

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In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Luiza Dreasher (Mastering Cultural Differences) answer questions from listeners that attended our May 27, 2021 webinar Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce.

Forum Podcast Ep. 72: How Different Philosophies of Race Can Help Us Heal

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Sheena Mason (Theory of Racelessness) deep dives into the concept of race and how by knowing more about race philosophy, we can begin to intentionally uproot racism in our everyday lives.

Become a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Fellow– Apply by September 5

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The Center for Teaching and Learning at Augsburg is seeking TWO faculty members to join the CTL Fellows program for a 2-year term (Sep 2021-Aug 2023). The group of six CTL fellows work closely with the Director of CTL, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, to plan, coordinate, and sometimes even host the teaching and learning programming offered to Augsburg faculty throughout the year. Each fellow receives a stipend of $500 per year as well as an additional $1000 in travel funds per year to attend additional teaching and learning focused conferences and bring ideas and information back to CTL.

The minimum qualifications for these two fellowship openings are that you must:
– be a full-time faculty member at Augsburg (tenure-track or non-tenure track),
– have at least an introductory knowledge of effective pedagogies at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and
– have completed the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (or are on track to complete it during the Fall 2021 semester)

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please complete the linked CTL Fellow Application, below, by Sunday, September 5.

If you have any questions about the position or a question about your qualifications, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright at or

CTL Fellow Application

Register Today for Youth Studies Course

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Are you interested in working with youth? If you see yourself working someday as a youth worker, coach, teacher, counselor, etc. then you should consider registering today for YST320 WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH. The course meets this Fall semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. This course will provide students with practical perspectives and experiences in work with children and youth. We will cover both theoretical frameworks for emancipatory work with youth and focused examinations of different types of youth work. Throughout the course, we will consider how our own positionality and experiences affect our engagements in work with youth and children. And consider adding the Youth Studies Minor to your course of studies.

Youth Studies Minor

General Announcements

Student Job: Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for detail-oriented and adaptable student worker to provide administrative support for the Office of Admissions by supporting the daily functions of the Operations team. Please review the full job description and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus Student Jobs’
2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account
3. Search Jobs
4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs
5. Apply for the: Operation Specialist Assistant position
Or visit:

6. Submit the Operation Specialist Assistant Form ( help us get to know you better

Click here to apply

Two Student Worker Positions Open in CGEE – Marketing, Outreach, Communications

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The Center for Global Education and Experience (study abroad & away office) is hiring students for fall! We have TWO positions available, both with a focus on marketing and outreach, among other duties.

Students interested in using and growing their communication, marketing, graphic design, and/or social media skills are highly encouraged to apply! No study abroad/away experience is required.

Look for the CGEE student jobs on Handshake, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to your application!

Find full details and apply online via Handshake

Spring Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Application: Due September 15

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The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship for study abroad, for spring semester, is due September 15. Don’t delay!

Eligibility and application instructions can be found on the scholarship website. All students planning to study abroad for the spring semester should check it out!

Study Abroad & Away is for every Auggie. It’s never too early, or too late, to learn more about how off-campus opportunities can work for you! To search programs and schedule an advising appointment, visit

FEA Scholarship information and online application

Students: Do You Love Vocal Harmony? Do You Need Some Choir in Your Life?

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Choristers at Augsburg sing music from the cloisters of Medieval France, the fields of Bulgaria, the Township choirs of South Africa, the churches of the rural Southeastern US, the concert halls of New York City, and more. Our choral ensembles concertize with professional singers and instrumentalist from across the country and abroad, collaborate with musical youth from the Twin Cities metro area, and connect our voices to civic life and the wider society.

For information on our choirs and our audition procedures, click here:

We can’t wait to hear you!

For All Augsburg Students and Employees Who Love A Capella Singing

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You’re invited!

Join Season 2 of the Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir
and learn to sing in vocal-harmony traditions from all over the world.

Featuring direct instruction from culture-bearers in the following traditions:

Village song from Bosnia, Appalachia, and Sweden
Traditional Black Gospel hymnody
Harmonized folk melody from Madagascar and the Siberian Shtetl
Sufi devotional singing from Bosnia
Black South African choral music
Polyphony from the Republic of Georgia

Class/rehearsal held weekly onsite at Augsburg University, Fridays 4:30-6:00.

Open to all students for registration in MUS 392, by permission of instructor. (May be taken for 1 or 0 credit.) Open free-of-charge to all Augsburg employees via community registration track. All interested must contact Dr. Kristina Boerger:

For full details, visit:

High Holy Day Primer

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Created by Interfaith Fellow ’17-’19 Wendy Goldberg, to help Augsburg know about this big season for Jews in our community.
We are entering the Jewish High Holy Day season, which runs for the month of Tishrei this year from Monday evening, Sept. 6 – Sept. 29, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.
For college students, being away from home for these holidays can highlight the homesickness and the yearning to be in the nest, and for some, quite the opposite. If you celebrate Christmas, imagine staying on campus while most students return home. If you celebrate Ramadan, this season is similar to that month of observance.
How to be an ally: We encourage you to have conversations with your Jewish students and colleagues about their observances. If you are aware that students or colleagues are Jewish, it would likely be welcomed to ask them how they observe the holidays and what they mean to them. You could also move important meetings or events away from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
2021 dates for these holidays:
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept. 6 and ends at nightfall on Sept. 8. Some American Jews celebrate for one day, others for two.​
Yom Kippur begins an hour before sundown on Sept. 15 and ends at nightfall on Sept. 16. After a 25-hour fast and being in synagogue services, the feast goes into the evening, like an Eid meal​. This is the holiest of holy days and for those observing, they would not do work for these 25 hours.
Sukkot begins at sundown on Mon, Sept. 20, and the first two days are ​considered ​holy ​days where some Jews don’t work, use electricity​, etc​. Sukkot ends at sundown on Sept. 28 for some, and Sept. 29 for others​.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Wendy Goldberg: or 612-386-1191.​ ​To connect students with Jewish events or community contact Rivka Buchbinder of Minnesota Hillel-Augsburg or University of Minnesota Hillel, 612-379-4026

More Information

IT Tips: Steps for Preventing Getting Locked Out

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As faculty and staff come back to campus, we wanted to make people aware of some steps to prevent the headache of being locked out of your account when you arrive. If you have not been on campus recently, please check out the following link before coming back to campus. As always, if you need further assistance, please reach out to your LFC.

Return to Campus Account Lockout Prevention

Faculty and Staff: Remember to Complete Your Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program Workshops

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Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program workshops are offered before the start of school and throughout the academic year. To find and register for workshops, visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Events Calendar at

A full listing of all workshops can also be found at the link below.

Note: Always check the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Events Calendar the day of your scheduled workshop for last minute day, time, and/or location changes.

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program 2021-2022 Schedule

Event Announcements

Join MN Urban Debate’s “Back to Debate” Supply Drive

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities area.

We’re planning to shift back to in-person programming with COVID-19 precautions in place- which means we need new supplies!

Help us meet the moment by donating new or gently used supplies, including:

– Expanding file folders
– 1-inch+ binders
– Highlighters
– Sticky notes
– Legal pads
– Black, blue, and red pens

Check out our Amazon wishlist & help us equip our high school national topic debaters by the first tournament on September 25th!

If you or your workplace have gently-used supplies, please contact us at so we can set up a time for pickup/dropoff.

Or, make a flexible cash or check donation. $25 covers the entry fees for a student’s first debate tournament! Become a one-time or monthly giver now and you’ll set more students up for success in the first season.

Buy and Item from Our Wishlist

The Impact of COVID on Faculty

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Please join Ellie Olson, Director of Augsburg’s Center for Wellness and Counseling, for her session “Preparing to Be Back in the Classroom: the Impact of COVID on Faculty” this Tuesday, August 31st from 3-4pm on campus in the Marshall Room (Christensen Center). Despite our desire to return to campus with a sense of comfort and predictability, the semester ahead seems likely to be one of continuing challenge and transition. But we HAVE learned some things from the past eighteen months that we can use to our advantage as we approach the coming year. This session will create space for faculty to name and reflect on the emotional and cognitive impact COVID has had on them, with guidance on how to manage and respond to that impact as you enter the classroom again. The target audience for this session is teaching faculty and staff, but the session is open to all.

This session is part of the Faculty Development Committee’s “Promoting Faculty Balance” Series

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 15

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Come learn about off-campus study programs available to you, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

Wednesday, September 15
10am – 2pm
In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for great gift cards!

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away & get a fair preview!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Now Hiring: FT and Contract Roles at the MN Urban Debate League

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Operations Coordinator:

The Operations Coordinator plays an essential role in implementing the administrative and operation systems for the Minnesota Urban Debate League program. The pay range is $38,000-42,000 yearly. Augsburg University provides full benefits; additionally after one year, employees are eligible for tuition remission – a great benefit to further a degree for yourself or a dependent.
Learn more about the job and apply via Augsburg University:

Community Debate Liaison – AmeriCorps VISTA

The Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA role deadline has been extended to October 1st. Gain professional development in the nonprofit field while expanding the capacity of our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. An AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship is a great way to make a career change to the nonprofit field or prepare yourself for further education. Learn more and apply via LinkedIn:

Community Coach & Judge Roles

We are looking for community coaches for the 2020-21 season. Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred. We pay our coaches $2,250 for the September-December season and we pay judges $55 a day to judge. Contact Jake Swede at if you fit the description and are interested!

Contract Photographer

We are searching for a contract tournament & event photographer. We are seeking experienced photographers with their own gear who can capture the excitement of tournaments, from rounds to award ceremonies. Weekend availability required in fall. Please contact with photo samples so we can set up a further conversation.

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