Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Sign up for Emergency Notifications to Stay Updated on Winter Weather Changes

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Beginning this year, Augsburg will no longer be posting information about changes in operations brought on by dangerous winter weather through media outlets such as television and radio stations. The news channels’ systems are designed for non-residential K-12 schools, and so only provide options for “open” or “closed” that don’t describe the more nuanced changes that happen at Augsburg.

The most efficient way to make sure you’re informed when Augsburg cancels in-person classes or makes other changes is to sign up for Augsburg’s Emergency Notification text messages. You can do this (or confirm that you are already registered) by clicking “Emergency Notifications” in the left hand menu on Inside Augsburg. In addition, when decisions are made to cancel classes or modify operations due to weather, we update the alert banner at the top of and post an announcement on Inside Augsburg.

Emergency Notifications

Facilities Management Department Updates

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Updates for the week of November 8 include:

-Lot L work continues
-New athletic dome to be installed November 29 and 30
-Science 123 classroom update
-Campus LED lighting conversion to resume November 29

For more complete information, follow the link provided to the Facilities website.

Teaching and Learning

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions

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Hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded ($6,000 for full-time researchers) to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact

November 17th and 18th, 5-6pm in Hagfors 301

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is Live

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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program, held in Washington, DC, designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

The Program has two major components: First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics, and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Program Benefits:

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

The Program provides a stipend for $3,300.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Application deadline is February 15th, 2022

Contact for application assistance

Apply Now!

ED Talk November 10, 2021: “Developing Student Agency with Problem-Based Learning”

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Jacqui deVries, professor of history, and recipient of the 2021-2022 Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award, will explore the concept of high-impact, integrative learning strategies aimed at developing student agency, and will share examples of their application in a project-based history course that works with external clients to develop local history walking tours.

CTL offers Ed Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 Ed talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond.

Ed Talk Zoom Link

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

General Announcements

Where to Find Human Resources Information and Forms

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Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet ( All necessary forms can be found at ( where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at (

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below: ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

On-Campus Jobs Available

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Looking for an on-campus job? Find out about all available on-campus positions on Handshake! As of now you can work in the Writing Center, Center for Wellness & Counseling, Athletics, Admissions, and many more departments on-campus! Login to Handshake now to view these opportunities and feel free to ask a Career Peer Advisor for more information during Drop-In Hours: Christensen Center, Suite 100, MWF 9am-2pm and TH 9-11am.

View On-Campus Job Opportunities

The Storytelling of Art: 2nd Annual Virtual Art Gallery

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The purpose of the art gallery is to highlight the creativity and iconic work that many local artists continue to make. Everyone is welcome to submit.

Participants can submit up to three art pieces. Any form of art can be submitted. The art gallery will be virtual.

Click link to submit art:

2022 Student Leadership Application

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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! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

Apply Here:

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? 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

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

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Summer study abroad & away programs are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something 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.

—————–Apply to the following programs by January 31——————–

****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

—————Apply for the following programs by March 1———————

****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) – 4 study dates available during the summer

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership: June 8 – July 31 8 credits

Spanish 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

SPA/INS 399: Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

+Spanish for Ministry & Public Theology: June 8 – July 24 8 credits

SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits) and

SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry (4 credits) upper level sections available for both classes.

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

Register Your Spring Internship

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Have you secured a Spring Internship? If yes, consider registering your experience!
Last day to add a course for Spring is January 18th.

Internship registration is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website to get credit/the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Students earning credit in their major need to meet with their faculty adviser first to get approval and learn what academic work will be required. Submission of this work to the faculty supervisor is necessary before receiving credit.

Students should register their internship before starting their hours – this includes zero credit Augsburg Experience internships. Please contact with internship-related questions.

Internship Registration Forms

Employer Tabling – Part-time Jobs – UMMC Fairview Nutrition Services

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Thursday, November 10th & Friday, November 11th
Christensen Center Lobby

MN Health Fairview Hospital – Nutrition Services (directly across the street from Augsburg) is looking for a Nutrition Service Team Members. These opportunities are an entry level position where you will be able to acquire experience and knowledge in a fast-paced team environment where customer’s service and food service skills are appreciated. Nutrition Services staff directly influences the patient, guest, and the staff experience by preparing and serving the food that sustains everyone through their healing or their work. There is a great opportunity to engage directly with patients and/or staff, and an opportunity to work together on a team of engaged employees. This is a great way to gain exposure working in a hosiptal setting. There are flexible work schedules available, day, evening, and night shifts available:

Position Include:

Nutrition Service Associates —

Great Opportunity for Clinical Nutrition

Bambini’s Coffee Shop—

Fun opportunity to become a Barista

Nutrition Service Aide—

Exciting opportunity to Serve and Deliver food to the patients

Event Announcements

Open Enrollment is November 1–12

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Benefits Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 PM on November 12. Please review the 2022 Benefits Guide for important information and rates for the upcoming benefit year.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session; all will be virtual again this year. Use the Zoom links below to register for one of the live sessions:

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A recorded session for on-demand viewing can be found at

To enroll or make changes to your benefit elections, visit:
Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment.

For your convenience, your current 2021 benefit elections will be pre-populated in the open enrollment portal. Even if you are not making changes, we ask that you submit the enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same for 2022.

Please note, 2021 pre-tax HSA and FSA annual elections do not carry over into the next benefit year, so you must elect an amount for 2022 to continue participation.

**Anyone who enrolls the first week will be entered into a drawing to win some exciting PRIZES!

Link to 2022 Benefits Guide ~

This link leads to our HR Benefits page; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header to view.

Email with any questions.

Annual Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training

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During the June 9, 2020 University Town Hall, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete anti-racism training. Please use the link provided to learn more about this year’s training and to register. Questions can be directed to the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at

Anti-Racism Training 2021-2022 Website

Student-designed, Locally-sourced Salads in the Commons- TODAY

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The Augsburg Local Salad Team + Dining Services are excited to share delicious student-designed, locally-sourced salads with the Augsburg community!

Salads will be available November 9th, 16th, and 17th + during Late Night Breakfast in The Commons and at Kafeega on November 13th 12-1pm (+ more dates to come).

Augsburg Local Salad Team blog post

Applying for Paid STEM Internships through SciTech

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Looking for an internship experience for spring or summer that is with a smaller company with a STEM context? Come to a workshop to learn about the program from SciTech staff. They will even walk you through the application process.

Two attendance options!

VIRTUAL: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm over Zoom

IN-PERSON: November 18th, 4:30-5:3pm in Hagfors 150B

Learn more about the SciTech STEM Internship Program from SciTech staff
Hear about past student internship company placements and experiences
Ask any questions you may have about the program or process
Complete the SciTech application as part of the session

About SciTech:
The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

SciTech was created in 2011 to address Minnesota’s STEM workforce needs. Since its inception, SciTech has helped nearly 2,200 students find paid internships in small and medium-sized Minnesota companies.

Questions? Email

Workshop on Friday 11/12: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

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Want to learn more about off-campus research opportunities in STEM? The National Science Foundation supports programs called Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs.

On Friday, November 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to search for and apply to summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM
Format: Virtual over Zoom

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link below.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

The Aquatic Science, Engineering, and Technology (ASET) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (ASET-REU) is a 10-week program and immersive research experience exposing eight undergraduates per year to authentic aquatic research.

The ASET-REU program focuses on the Great Lakes and Hudson River basin research and includes an integrative learning community through research, seminars, professional development, and social activities. The program leverages existing research and educational programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

Scholars will develop a diverse background and interdisciplinary network, foster an understanding of research, create strong relationships with mentors and peers, and acquire experiences in all aspects of “doing research”, motivating them toward and positioning them for a STEM career.

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at

REU Workshop Registration:

Howling Bird Author Jean Prokott reads in Rochester on Friday

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On Friday, November 12, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., poet Jean Prokott will be at the new Garden Party Books (602 7th St NW, Rochester, MN) for a poetry reading and book signing. Jean was awarded the 2021 Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize for The Second Longest Day of the Year from among more than two hundred submissions received from across the country. Prokott will be joined by local poets and writers, Sue McMillan (Rochester poet laureate), Lisa Higgs, Pamela Sinicrope, and Melissa Brandt, who will read a few poems to open the evening. Light food and refreshments will be provided.

The Second Longest Day of the Year tackles a variety of subjects, such as mental health, the pandemic, women’s rights, the environment, and more, with notes of both seriousness and humor.

According to Sierra DeMulder, author of Today Means Amen, “The Second Longest Day of the Year offers us a poetic landscape that is easily entered but not lightly forgotten. Jean Prokott’s writing is agile. It moves gracefully from a stark wittiness and conversational observations to unforgettable imagery evoking the true palpability of grief. You’ll find yourself pausing between pages to reflect and revel; to mourn or query; to grow and keep going.”

The Second Longest Day of the Year will be available for purchase at Garden Party Books. Negative Covid test or proof of vaccination are required to attend.

Jean Prokott has work published or forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Angel City Review, Anomaly, and Adirondack Review, among other journals; she is a recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award, a recipient of the Joan Ramseyer Poetry Award.

Howling Bird Press is a student-run publishing house at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The press is part of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Augsburg University:

Howling Bird Press website

Need an Internship? UpTurnships Info Session Today

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Are you looking for a professional development program and internship opportunity?
On Tuesday, November 9th from 4:30-5:00pm in the Christensen Center Marshall Room students are invited to attend an info session to learn about Upturnships’ professional development program and internship opportunities.

UpTurnships is a local nonprofit dedicated to getting underrepresented college students paid internship opportunities. They are currently recruiting for spring and summer programs with opportunities available in computer science, finance/accounting, sales, business, marketing, HR, Supply Chain/Operations, and more! Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to apply.

Please visit their website at

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Center

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