Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Building Access Update

As we start of the fall semester, there will be some changes to building access to help facilitate a transition back to campus and in-person instruction. The changes to building access began on 8/25 – please read below to see how building access will be changing.

The following buildings will be open to the public from 7 am – 7 pm and will be accessible by fob from 7 pm – 10 pm:
– Lindell Library (hours will vary based on when the Library is open)
– Sverdrup
– Memorial
– Science
– Old Main
– Christensen Center
– Oren Gateway Center
– Anderson Lower Level

The following buildings will remain on fob access only from 7 am – 10 pm (with the exception of scheduled events):
– Hagfors Center
– Foss Center
– Anderson Music Hall
– Kennedy Center/Si-Melby
– Ice Arena

Please email with any questions.

Ticketing in Augsburg Lots Begins Sept. 12

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Ticketing and towing from Augsburg owned parking lots for permit violations will begin on Sunday Sept 12. To avoid receiving a ticket or being towed from Augsburg owned parking lots you must have a current Augsburg parking permit, the permit must be displayed in your vehicle on your dashboard or hanging from the rear-view mirror with permit information facing out of the vehicle, and you must be parked in the correct parking lot (commuter, residential, staff/faculty).

If you do not have a current Augsburg parking permit a limited number of permits are still available for purchase through the Parking Services website. To purchase a permit, sign into Inside Augsburg and click the link for ‘Parking Services’ from the menu on the left and complete your profile by entering your vehicle and contact information. After you complete your profile, select the ‘Permits’ tab, read the disclaimer and click on ‘Agree’, then select the permit you want to purchase. After you submit payment for the permit you’ll receive an email within 72 hours notifying you that your permit is ready to be picked up at the Public Safety office.

If you are not eligible to purchase an Augsburg parking permit (such as residential first year students) or choose to not purchase a permit, your vehicle must be moved from the Augsburg owned parking lots and streets by 12:00 a.m. on Sunday September 12 to avoid receiving a ticket and/or being towed.

If you have any questions please email us at or call us at (612) 330-1717.

Teaching and Learning

Forum Podcast Ep. 74: How to Communicate So People See the System

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Minal Bopaiah (Brevity & Wit) discusses key insights from social science, particularly psychology, on how audiences hear our messages and why they need to see the system if we really want things to change.

General Announcements

Call for Male-identifying Actors for Theater Department Production

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Character Description:

GUS: artist, white gay man, up and coming painter, Tanner’s boyfriend

TANNER: English teacher, Improv actor, Asian/Asian-American gay Man, Gus’ boyfriend

White by James Ijames

Plot: When his friend becomes the head curator at the prestigious museum, Gus is sure his break to be a renowned painter has arrived. However, things do not turn out as he hoped. He asks his boyfriend Tanner to connect him with Vanessa, an actress from improv class. Together they will create a masterpiece for the museum’s “New America” exhibit that will, hopefully, bring them to fame. “White” is a bold comedy using art to address head-on current issues of race, representation, gender, and sexuality.

Content Disclosure:
• There is intimacy (simulated and distanced) between Gus and Tanner
• There are microaggressions related to race, as this is one of the subjects the play directly addresses.
• For questions about this or to schedule an audition, email:

*The Theater Department requires Covid vaccination in order to participate in
the Season productions due to the amount of exposure and physical proximity
rehearsals and shows require.

Spring Semester Study Abroad Scholarship Application: Due Sept 15S

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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

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

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Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester classes have a travel component on spring break. These programs are open to students in good standing:

**ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC


Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

Tips for Writing a Resume and Cover Letter

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You found the perfect job to apply for but you notice the application requires a resume and cover letter. Now what? Whether you need to update your documents or you are starting from scratch, the Strommen Center can help! Head over to our Strommen Community Moodle Site and check out our online, on-demand resume and cover letter resources!

Drop-in hours with Career Peer Advisors will begin on Monday, September 13th. Drop-in hours are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am. Students may also schedule Resume & Cover Letter Review appointments with a career coach in Handshake.

Strommen Community Moodle Site

Student Employee Position in the CLASS Office

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The CLASS Disability Resources Office is hiring one additional student employee (access assistant) for this academic year for approximately 8-10 hours a week. The CLASS Office leads the Augsburg community in advancing disability access and equity. We welcome any student to apply for this position that wants to help us in upholding our mission. Availability to work on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am is needed at this time. Please visit Handshake to apply.

Oyate Commons Extended Hours

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Oyate Commons have extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting the week of September 13th. Open hours will extend to 6:30pm. Oyate Commons assists students with study abroad, scholarships and internships opportunities and so much more. If you want to learn more about Oyate Commons stop by anytime!

Location: Lower level of Christensen Center ( next to the Auggie Nest)

Back To School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Augsburg Names Amy Alkire as Vice President of Institutional Advancement

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Augsburg University is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Alkire as vice president of Institutional Advancement, effective September 8. Amy will lead the university into the public phase of Augsburg’s Great Returns Campaign, our largest campaign in history, as well as continue to grow our culture of philanthropy and engage our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff. Read more about Amy here:

El-Hibri Family to Fund an Endowed Executive Directorship for Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute

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Fuad and Nancy El-Hibri are generously establishing the El-Hibri Endowed Executive Directorship for the Interfaith Institute. President Pribbenow plans to launch a comprehensive search for a candidate who will serve as a national ambassador of the interfaith movement and partner with campus leaders as a change agent for interreligious learning and living. This position will lead the Interfaith Institute while simultaneously participating as a member of the faculty. Read more about this generous gift and the Executive Directorship for the Interfaith Institute here:

Apply Now– Student Job: Operation Specialist Assistant

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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 ( to help us get to know you better!


Event Announcements

NetSPI Presentation: Have you Thought About a Career in Ethical Hacking?

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Friday September 17, 2021 4pm – 5pm (CDT), Virtual Presentation over Zoom

Dina Soulek, Senior Recruiter | NetSPI
Marissa Allen, Security Consultant | NetSPI
Graduate of Normandale Community College and Augsburg University

Have you ever thought about being an ethical hacker but didn’t know where to begin? NetSPI hires people for our 6-month immersive training program where we typically hire recent college grads or folks looking to make a career change. This 6-month program training program comes along with competitive pay and benefits typical with all full-time employees at NetSPI (including health, dental, vision, etc.).

The training program is staged as an extension of the classroom – where we’ve had groups as small as 4 and as large as 16 learn all things pentesting. We typically gear the program towards web app pentesting with hopes of setting a strong foundation for our pentesters to learn and grow into different areas across our service lines. Once they reach the 6 months mark, they are reviewed via a lab to be considered for a promotion to a client facing penetration tester.

In this presentation we will share who we are (NetSPI), introduce ourselves and what we do, portray a day in the life as a pentester, and what growth at our organization looks like. There will be an interactive portion of the presentation and the opportunity to ask questions!

For more information about NetSPI:

Register in advance for this virtual presentation:

The zoom link for the virtual event will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 15

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Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies, 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!

Info session: Gilman Scholarship – Big $$$ for Study Abroad

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The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to one of the Gilman Scholarship info sessions to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.


Wednesday Sept 22, 3:30-4:30pm in OGC 100

Thursday, Sept 23, 3:45-4:45 pm in OGC 100

To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due October 5*** for study abroad in spring 2022, summer or fall/academic year 2022. March 1 deadline for summer and fall 2022 programs and beyond.

Have questions? Get in touch: or

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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Over the last school year, it felt difficult to connect and we are glad to be able to reconnect. Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM beginning September 20. Meeting topics may include assistive technology, communicating effectively with instructors, managing stress and other topics of interest to you. Join us in person (OGC 100) or via Zoom. For accommodations needed to participate contact Hope to see you soon!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Chapel: Community Space Naming Loss and Seeking Healing

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Join Campus Ministry and the Center for Wellness in Counseling today in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am in this interfaith time of community connection and shared healing at the outset of this academic year. Over the last year and half, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated deep loss among us and within our communities. We have witnessed the tragic loss of life on account of this disease around the globe, and some in our Augsburg community have experienced it intimately within their own circles of loved ones. We have also lost time and connection having navigated the complexities of lock-down, isolation, and ongoing social distancing. We have lost opportunities, hopes, and for many, a sense of security and wellbeing. These losses have taken their toll emotionally, physically, mentally.

On Friday, September 10 at 10:40 am, we as community will offer a time to publicly name our loss and seek healing pathways as we journey together as an Augsburg community. Our gathering will offer words of reflection alongside space for quiet and song. Every participant will have an opportunity to mark their own loss as another step on healing’s path. All are welcome.

If you would like to hear the recorded conversation on the Jewish High Holy Days from chapel yesterday, it is available on YouTube. ​​

High Holy Days Conversation

J Flight at First Ave and 7th St – September 21

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The Twin Cities area is rich in culture and arts! Have you been wanting to explore the vibrant Minneapolis music scene? Come out and see some of the talent we have here right in our backyards.

J flight is a national artist from right here in Saint Paul and he will be performing at the iconic First Ave & 7th St Entry on Tuesday, September 21st! Come show support and maybe find a new favorite artist or two while you are at it!

Special guests include: Soda Supreme, Xten with Rich Goone and Alexkai, Yare and Knucky. Hosted by Tadow.

This is an 18+ event. ID required. Doors open at 7, Show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

You must have your vaccine card or proof of a negative covid test within 72 hours prior to the show.

Buy Tickets Here

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Have Debate Experience? Become a Paid Coach or Judge for the MN Urban Debate League.

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Our mission is to empower students to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

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, Classic, Parliamentary, 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!

Join the MN Urban Debate League’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.

Join Our Supply Drive & Share With Your Network

Open FT and Contract Positions for the MN Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We are hiring for multiple FT and contract positions:

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. Note: this job can be completed as a hybrid position if needed. Learn more and apply via LinkedIn:

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.