Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D Parking for October 21 and 22

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The Admission Department is hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

We hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus; whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J (“Future Auggie” labeled spots)
– University of Minnesota Medical Center Red Ramp, entrance at Riverside and 24th Avenue S (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Robert Gould (

Teaching and Learning

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico offers Auggies the opportunity to spend a semester or summer in Mexico with a focus on experiential-style learning, social justice, and community connections. Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad. Check out the options:


~~Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change semester (fall or spring)

~~Communication and Media studies (fall only)

~~Social Work in a Latin American Context (spring only) SUMMER PROGRAMS:

~~Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available)

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (upper level Spanish required)


~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

Forum Podcast ep 76 Using Innovative Simulation Strategies to Dismantle Systemic Racism Continued

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n this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Samreen Vora (Children’s Minnesota) and Brittany Dahlen (Children’s Minnesota) answer questions from listeners that attended our August 19, 2021 webinar Using Innovative Simulation Strategies to Dismantle Systemic Racism.


Grant Funding Available for Faculty Video Captioning

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Augsburg received a Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund grant in 2020 and has set aside a portion of those funds to provide funding for the captioning of faculty course videos by CaptionSync. This is a temporary funding source and will be available until all funds are used.

You may caption videos you have recorded or YouTube videos you are using in your course that lack captions. The grant application includes instructions on how the CaptionSync process works. The application is on the CTL grant application page

CTL Grant Offerings

Forum Webinar Identifying and Eliminating Systemic Barriers to Employment for Immigrants and Refugees

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When: October 21, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Lynn Thompson, Hospitality Career Pathway  |  Scarlett Xiong, Hospitality Career Pathway
Cost: Free

Register at,

Participants will be able to identify the unique barriers that immigrants and refugees face in employment. Learn creative and innovative ways the International Institute has found to address these barriers and help immigrants and refugees overcome them. Hear from employer partners who have benefited from trained employees as well as get a glimpse at the curriculum and employment navigation tools utilized in helping immigrants and refugees overcome barriers in order to achieve their dreams and goals. Finally, participants will be introduced to program participants who have benefited from the Hospitality Career Pathway.

Learning Outcomes
Identify barriers to employment for Immigrants and Refugees
Recognize the importance of employer partnerships in employment navigation
Understand the importance of a holistic approach to employment navigation

Summer Language Study with Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required: Azerbaijani Bangla Hindi Indonesian Persian Punjabi Swahili Turkish Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required: Arabic Korean Portuguese Russian

Languages with two years prior study required: Chinese Japanese

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 8th.

CLS Website

Fellowship Friday

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How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over. Resilience is not a given, but we are all in this together and we need to get out of together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching staff and faculty join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department at 4:30 today to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year.

General Announcements

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 programs have a travel component on spring break, with various course options for each, and both programs fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement. These programs are open to students in good standing:

****ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC … choose one course:

HIS 195 (Humanities credit) or RLN 205 (Search for Meaning II credit)

see website, linked below, for full course and program details


ENL 221 – Writing about Art and Popular Culture

ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History, fulfills a Humanities requirement

HIS 440 — Topics: Food: A Global History see website, linked below, for full course and program details 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.

November 1 – Study Abroad and Away Deadline for Spring Programs

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The following Study Abroad & Away programs have an application deadline on


~~Islam in the USA, New York City – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – spring semester courses with travel during spring break

~~Augsburg Study Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa – semester programs.

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress:

Get the program details here for the Augsburg Study Centers or Short-Term Programs here

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? Use 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

2022 Student Leadership Applications Are Open

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Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today!

Click here to apply: ;

Applications are due by NOON ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10. ;

Welcome Angie Windnagel, Human Resources Generalist

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The Human Resources department is excited to welcome Angie Windnagel to the Augsburg community! Angie’s most recent role was as a Sr. HR Representative at Fraser. Her background in Human Resources includes high volume recruitment, employee relations, employee engagement and retention, training, and process improvement. Angie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and music at the University of St. Thomas. Angie joined Augsburg University to pursue her interest in higher education. She also loves Augsburg’s community and commitment to mission-centered work. Angie is excited to work with the staff, faculty, and students on campus. Outside of work, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, Sam, and her 10-month-old son, David. She also enjoys horseback riding, exploring new parks in the twin cities, and listening to music.

Event Announcements

Today – Free Training on Running for Office

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Ready to Run Minnesota, which is part of a national network of nonpartisan campaign training programs designed to encourage women to run for office and to encourage all of us to support increased representation of women in politics. This year, there will be a series of monthly (October-February) virtual training sessions over the lunch hour on Fridays. You will learn how to fundraise, receive media training, and gain other important skills…all for free.
The first event is with a national speaker, Rebecca Sive, at noon on October 8. Everyone is welcome to join the free sessions on Fridays, so please use the Zoom link to sign up.

Auggie Connect Monday October 11

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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. Meeting topics may include assistive technology, communicating effectively with instructors, managing stress and other topics of interest to you. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102, near Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact for disability-related accommodations.
See you Monday!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom meeting Monday

Chapel: President Paul Pribbeow

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow preach on “Wrestling with Angels.” We will offer a blessing for the Augsburg Volleyball team, and the Augsburg University Student Ministry deacons will sing in chapel. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Campus Ministry YouTube Channel

TOMORROW: Support Fellow Auggie Students

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FLOOD THE FIELD!! Come out to Edor Nelson Field this Saturday, Oct. 9th, at 12:30pm. Please bring your friends, wear maroon, and be ready to cheer on the Men’s Soccer team in their competition against Saint Mary’s University. This event is promoted by Augsburg SAAC who, during half-time, will be throwing Auggie Soccer Gear into the stands for fans. #GoAuggies

Keeping Track of Auggies

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