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Earn Credits by Studying Abroad 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 courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry

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

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

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

Send Your Research to Idun

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Idun is the institutional repository for Augsburg University. Our goal is to collect and make publicly available the research of the Augsburg community.

If you’ve published an article, we’d like to have a copy of it to evaluate for inclusion in Idun. We will check the publisher policies to find out if we can make it publicly available and then upload it. Idun is optimized for inclusion on Google Scholar and other search engines.

To submit one or more articles, just send the citation and a PDF or Word version of your article to


General Announcements

Human Resources and Payroll Forms Due; Friday October 15 by Noon

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HR & Payroll Forms
As a reminder, please submit any change forms you may have to HR by noon Friday, October 15th to be processed on the October 22nd pay date. This includes routine forms for HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email if you have questions or need assistance.

Forms are all accessible on the new HR Website which is linked below as well as a secure link to upload your forms.

Time Sheets
All employees, please submit your timesheet by the end of the day Friday, October 15th so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday, October 18th; noon deadline.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to for submission.

For general questions, please email and cc

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Human Resources & Payroll

Human Resources Website

Apply to be a Mentor Today

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Do you have youth development skills? Do you have a faithful curiosity to talk with high school youth about their faith? Would you like to be a mentor at an awesome week long institute in summer 2022, and get paid to be a leader?

Then APPLY TODAY to be Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor! This application allows student leaders to apply and interview for multiple positions at one time. Check it out!

Applications are due Wed, Nov 10th and interviews will be on Sat, Nov 13th. You can learn more about AYTI on the website (, or questions about AYTI can be directed to Adrienne in CCV at or Pastor Babette in Campus Ministry at

Apply to be an AYTI Mentor Today!

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. ;

Paper Pricing

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The paper pricing has been updated in the online copy request system. Due to recent paper shortages there have been price increases in most categories. This mostly affects special paper (cardstocks, colored paper etc) Our regular 20# paper used across campus is remaining the same price. You can see an updated price list on our Copy Services intranet site.

Thank You
Copy Center Staff

Copy Center Services & Prices

CLASS Office Student Employee Position (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

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

Welcome to Katie Boyle

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We are delighted to welcome Katie Boyle, Assistant to the Dean of Arts & Sciences! Katie brings over 14 years of experience in higher education to her new role at Augsburg. As College Coordinator at Walden University, Katie was a member of the Doctor of Business Administration program leadership team that served over 2,000 students. Her experience working directly with a wide variety of students, faculty and administration in multiple settings creates a strong foundation for her work at Augsburg.

In this position, Katie’s main responsibilities will include supporting the work of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Ryan Haaland; assisting and partnering with directors of faculty groups such as Gen. Ed., Assessment, and First Year Experience, and she will supervise two administrative assistant positions in Academic Affairs.

Katie received the bachelor of arts degree (French) from the University of Minnesota, and the master of arts in elementary education from St. Catherine University.

Please join us in welcoming Katie to her new position in the office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences!

Support the MN Urban Debate League- Order from Our Brand New Bonfire Merch Store

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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 Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store:

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today:

Order Merch to Support the MNUDL

Event Announcements

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.

Auggie Connect – Focus on Study Abroad

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Thinking about studying abroad? Unsure how that would work with disability accommodations?
Join your fellow Auggies October 18 as we hear from CLASS Assistant Director Katie Lane and hear the experience of an Augsburg alum who studied abroad with accommodations.

Please note: No Auggie Connect meeting Monday, October 25

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. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102, near Enrollment Center) or via Zoom.
Contact for disability-related accommodations.
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting Monday

Next Week: 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

Forum PDL, Engaging Religious Diversity in the Workplace

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When: November 8, 2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual Conference
Cost: $95
Presenters: Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)  |  Farah Siddiqui, Salesforce  |  Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core

This event is part of The Forum’s new Professional Development Labs learning series. More information below.

Americans encounter more religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of life, yet religion is too often left out of the diversity conversation. Many of us are uncomfortable talking about religion at work because we are afraid of offending our colleagues or wading into uncertain legal territory, but engaging religious diversity can lead to stronger team culture and better relationships with clients and consumers. Join Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) for a Professional Development Lab that will give you the chance to explore issues of religious identity and diversity at work, develop your interfaith skillset, and create an action plan for how you will engage religious and secular identity in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture
Create a customized action plan for how to engage religious diversity productively in your workplace
About The Forum’s Professional Development Labs
Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are half-day interactive learning experiences intended to develop professional competencies that support leaders in reaching the next level in their DEI leadership. Unlike traditional workshop sessions, PDLs will be goal oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership. PDLs will be offered synchronously in varying formats (in-person, hybrid or virtual) based on CDC convening recommendations.

Music Collage Concert – This Sunday

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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,

Daily Chapel: Lee George

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Lee George, Executive Director of the Strommen Career and Internship Center, preach on the theme that everything our students want and need starts with what they already have. And that we spend too much time seeking permission to do what we want in life that we forget it has already been given.

Watch Imam Makram El-Amin online.

TONIGHT 7 p.m. – Study in Italy on Spring Break info session

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All Auggies are invited to attend a Zoom info session TODAY at 7pm to learn about the spring program that will travel to Italy on spring break: Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy.

We will present an overview of the spring break study abroad program to Italy, 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, application, etc.

Please note: the program only has 30 spots available, and all are currently filled. However, applications completed by November 1 will be added to the wait list in the order they were completed.

Join the Zoom info session at 7pm with this link:

Get more information about the Italy spring program here

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