Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Campus Wide Steam Outage Update: Project Complete

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Facilities has been working with Metropolitan Mechanical (MMC) to repair the steam leaks on Riverside Avenue. A steam outage originally planned to allow for repairs on October 13 needed to be moved up because the leak was worse than expected. The outage instead began at 2:30 p.m. on October 12. Repair work continued through the night with the intent of restoring steam service the morning of October 13.

The project is complete and the steam is now back on at full pressure! All hot water should be restored in your affected areas. If you have any issues with hot water please put in a Facilities Request right away and we will get it addressed. Thank you again for your patience with this project!

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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 NOVEMBER 1:

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

~~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 NOTE: This program has filled, but applications are still being accepted and added to the Wait List.

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

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)


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

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.

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 expanded campus access to open education resources, conducted library orientations for all Aug Sem sections, and co-taught 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 miss her greatly and we wish her all the best!

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

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

Summer Internship Opportunities Available on Handshake

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Are you looking for a summer 2022 internship? Strommen Career Peer Advisor, Owen, recommends the following summer internship opportunities:

Indirect Marketing Analyst & Strategist – Lumen
Sales & Marketing Internships – Henkel
MBA Product Management – ACIST Medical Systems

Check out these opportunities and many more by logging into Handshake Jobs!

Before applying for an internship, the Strommen Center recommends you stop by our office for a resume and cover letter review to make sure your documents are up-to-date and tailored for the position(s) you are applying to. Strommen’s Career Peer Advisors are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am.

Search for internships in Handshake now

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

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

Music Dept Collage Concert – Join us

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Join the Music Department for our Collage Concert this Sunday including performances by The Augsburg Choir, Riverside Singers, Global Harmony, The Augsburg Orchestra and The Augsburg Concert Band!!

Sunday, October 17 – 2 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Masks Required for all
Guest Registration required prior to entry

Contact Cathy Knutson,

TODAY 10 a.m. – Study in NYC on Spring Break Info Session

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All Auggies are invited to attend a Zoom info session TODAY from 10-10:45 am.

We will talk about the spring break study away program Islam in the USA. We will talk about the course options and how the program fits into your semester as a whole, costs and how to pay, as well as answer any questions you have about the program.

Join the Zoom info session with this link:

Get more information about the Islam in the USA program here

Considering Retirement? Attend the “Taking the Mystery out of Medicare” Webinar

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Are you considering retirement but have questions about Medicare? Medicare expert Gary Deese, with TLC Insurance Group will present a one-hour webinar that will take the mystery out of Medicare. How does it work? What are my options? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C & D? How to save money and have great Medicare benefits as I continue to work from age 65 on, without having to draw my SS if I choose not to? These are just some of the questions that will answered in this training sponsored by Human Resources.

Thursday Oct. 21 at 12:00 PM

Wednesday Oct. 27 at 12:00 PM

Live Q & A will follow immediately after the webinar.

Email to have links to the webinar sent directly to your calendar. For your convenience, you will be invited to attend both sessions so you may choose the one that works best for you. This event will not be recorded.

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