Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D Parking 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 (

Campus Wide Steam Outage Wednesday, October 13

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Facilities continues to work with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. The first outage, on Wednesday, October 6, was the inspection to determine where the leak was. There will be a second shutdown on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to complete work needed to repair the leak.

A list of buildings that are affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This only affects hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.

Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
Si-Melby – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop sink

Campus-wide Bulletin

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October 11, 2021

Yesterday evening Public Safety staff were made aware of stickers placed at various locations across campus promoting a white supremacist group. This particular group is known to place propaganda on college and university campuses, but is typically non-violent.

The stickers were placed in the various locations between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. by two individuals. One suspect was a white male, approximately 6’0”, clean shaven, thin, wearing a tan baseball hat, dark jacket and blue jeans. The other suspect was a white male, approximately 5’8”, stocky, wearing a tan hat, grey hoodie under a flannel shirt, and blue jeans.

Public Safety staff, along with the Facilities staff worked quickly to remove all known stickers from campus property. Furthermore, leaders from Public Safety, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, and Student Affairs will continue to monitor the situation and take immediate action on any reports of continued activity from this, or other racist organizations, on campus. For support regarding this incident, please contact the Center for Wellness and Counseling at 612-330-1707, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at 612-330-1126, or Multicultural Life at 612-330-1087.

If you have any helpful information regarding this incident to report, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app stores).

Teaching and Learning

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico – Semester or Summer

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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)


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

~~Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )


~~November 1 – for spring semester programs ~~March 1 – for summer or fall semester programs

Get more information and apply online

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 videos can be in English, Spanish, mixed Spanish/English, French or German. The grant application includes instructions on how the CaptionSync process works. The application is on the CTL grant application page

CTL Grant Offerings

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

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In 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.

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. Applications are due NOVEMBER 1

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)


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

This program is FULL, but applications are being accepted for the Wait List

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.

Short-term Abroad and Away in Summer 2022

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Short-term study abroad & away programs in summer are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different! Summer 2022 has several short program options, each with different course choices, and you only commit to 2-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfil the Augsburg Experience requirement. Check them out!

****Community, Arts, and Culture in PUERTO RICO, USA

One course opton: THR 295 – Art for Social Change, fulfills a Fine Arts requirement

****Economic Crisis, Small Business, and Ethics in GREECE Choose one course: Business, Economics, and Ethics in the Greek context: BUS 495, ECO 495, or Keystone 490

****Innovation & Design in the NETHERLANDS: Past & Present

Choose one ART and one HIS course:

Innovation in the Netherlands – HIS 195 (fulfills Humanities requirement) or HIS 440 (upper elective) and Intro or Advanced Digital Photography – ART 133 (fulfills Fine Arts requirement) or ART 333

****Music Therapy in SOUTH AFRICA

Choose one course: MUS 374 or 474 – Music Therapy Practicum Grad student course options:

MUS 511 and/or MUS 582

****Augsburg in MEXICO

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

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

Applications for these programs are due January 31 — use the link below!

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

Get all the program details and apply online

Student Employee Position in the CLASS Office (Test Proctor)

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The CLASS Disability Resources Office is hiring test proctors for this academic year. This is an on-call position with most requests for proctoring during midterms and finals week. Test Proctors for the CLASS Office provide a welcoming and supportive environment to students taking their class exams in the Groves Lab. For more information, please visit the job posting.

CLASS Office Test Proctor Job Posting

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. ;

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

Farewell to Caroline Wack

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The library staff invites you to join us in saying goodbye to Caroline Wack and wishing her well as she starts a new career opportunity. Please stop by the library’s Learning Commons, street level, on Friday, October 15th between 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. to thank Caroline for her creative, committed service to Augsburg.

While working at Lindell Library for two years she has indeed fulfilled her job description as Student Success Librarian by increasing campus access to open education resources, conducting library orientations for all Aug Sem sections, and co-teaching the Library’s first ever credit-bearing course on information literacy.

Caroline provided innovative support to the AugSem, CLASS/Gage Center, Communication Studies, English, Film Studies, MFA/Creative Writing, and TRIO/Student Support Services departments.

The Lindell Library staff will greatly miss our wonderful colleague and we wish her all the best!

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

Event Announcements

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1 p.m.

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Interfaith Ally Workshops

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The Interfaith Ally Training will be offered twice in Fall 2021, once online and once in person. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies. This workshop qualifies as an equity/inclusion event to help maintain good standing in the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. The Interfaith Ally Workshop is a program of Interfaith at Augsburg and Campus Ministry.

For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at

To register for either workshop, please fill in the Google Form below.

To attend the Tuesday, October 19 at 1:50 – 3:30 pm Zoom training, please use this link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 1627 6471

Passcode: 529699

On Thursday, November 11 at 1:50- 3:30 pm, the training will be in person in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center.

Register for Interfaith Ally Training

TONIGHT– Study in South Korea Zoom Info Session


Are you interested in studying in South Korea for a semester?

Join us tonight at 7pm for a Zoom Info Session with Sungshin Women’s University, which accepts both women and men in the exchange program!

Zoom link:

The info session will be given by Mi Jung Kim, Program Coordinator for the International Affairs and Services Team at SWU. She will join us live on zoom to give a brief presentation about the Exchange program at SWU. She will discuss topics like housing options, classes, application process, as well as host open Q&A time.

Studying at an Exchange Program university is a great chance for Auggies to take classes (in English) and experience university life abroad.

You can use all your financial aid, and you will also receive an automatic $1,000 Travel Grant for a semester at an exchange program.

Contact if you need help accessing the info session this evening.

Learn more about Sungshin Women’s University

TODAY– Learn About the Augsburg Study Centers Abroad

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Stop by the Study Abroad table in Christensen Center TODAY from noon to 2pm. You will meet Joe Connelly, a staff member from Augsburg’s Study Center in Central America, and you can learn more about ALL of Augsburg’s Study Center programs.

Each of the unique semester programs provides a full semester course load, you can complete multiple graduation requirements, including Augsburg Experience, and you’ll receive an automatic $1,500 travel grant, in addition to your usual financial aid.

Spring 2022 semester program APPLICATIONS are open until NOVEMBER 1.

*CENTRAL AMERICA: Explore Peace & Justice in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.

*MEXICO: Examine Migration & Human Rights, and improve your Spanish in Mexico.

*SOUTHERN AFRICA: Decolonize your mind in Namibia & South Africa (thanks to a donor, this program has FREE AIRFARE for Auggies in spring 2022!)

Come visit Joe Connelly at our table today, October 12th from 12 – 2 p.m. to learn more!

Get more information about the Augsburg Study Centers here

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