Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg COVID-19 Dashboard Includes Report on Campus Vaccination Rates

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The weekly Augsburg COVID-19 Dashboard now includes vaccination rates for all students and for faculty and staff. This week’s dashboard also includes a link to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting on COVID-19 case and death rates in the U.S. based on vaccination status.

Augsburg COVID-19 Dashboard

Teaching and Learning

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

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

General Announcements

Wear Your Support: Buy New MNUDL Merchandise via Bonfire

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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:

Visit Our Store & Order Merchandise

Visit Our Store & Order Merchandise

Paper Pricing Increases

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The paper pricing has been updated in the online copy request system. Due to recent paper shortages and mill closings 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

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. ;

Short-term Study 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 option: 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

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Central America or Southern Africa

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Augsburg Center for Global Education and Experience in Central America and Southern Africa offer Auggies the opportunity to spend a transformative semester immersed in community abroad. With a small cohort of peers, you will engage with the courses, the places you visit, and the people you meet. These programs are perfect for students who enjoy experiential, hands-on learning. The programs listed below are available in both fall and spring semesters. You can use all your financial aid, receive an automatic $1500 Travel Grant, and you can apply for additional scholarships, too!

Check out the options:

CENTRAL AMERICA: Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement
~~three countries in one semester: Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador
~~Courses in Spanish, Religion, History or Women’s & Gender Studies, and Political Science
~~Host family stays help you improve Spanish skills quickly
~~All courses in English, no Spanish knowledge required

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind
~~travel to South Africa and Namibia in one semester, FREE airfare for Auggies in Spring 2022
~~courses in History, Political Science, Religion, Environmental Studies, Wellness
~~Internships available in a variety of fields


~~November 1 – for spring semester programs

~~March 1 – for fall semester programs

Get more information about classes and costs, and apply online here

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.

MEA Youth Soccer Camp October 20, 21, 22

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The Augsburg Women’s Soccer Program will be holding an MEA Soccer Camp for boys and girls 6 to 12 years old on Wed, Thur, and Fri (Oct, 20, 21, 22) from 9am to 12pm on the athletic field. Parents can register for one, two, or three days. Registration is on the women’s soccer camps athletic page:

Keeping Track of Auggies

Two Augsburg Students Named 2021 Film Fellows

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Isaiah Bruhjell (junior) and Jakobe Markworth (senior) have been named 2021 Twin Cities Film Festival Film Fellows. TCFF Film Fellows are competitively selected and receive access and mentorship during the festival, attending an industry night, exclusive events, and meeting with festival filmmakers.

The Twin Cities Film Festival kicks off next week at the West End in St. Louis Park. TCFF runs October 21-30 with both in-person and streaming events.


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