Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Campus Dining Spaces Expanded in Hagfors Center

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Augsburg is designating additional spaces in the Hagfors Center for indoor dining. In designated dining spaces on campus, individuals may remove their masks for eating and drinking, but we ask that you put your mask back on afterward.

Current dining spaces include:
* The Commons and Einstein’s in the Christensen Center
* Nabo and the lobby of the Oren Gateway Center
* Kafe Kafeega and the surrounding area on the second floor of Hagfors Center.

To that list, we are adding:
* The Hagfors Center main level lobby and third floor balcony.

Dining is also permitted:
* In closed rooms hosting meetings or events catered by Augsburg Dining Services
* Alone in individual offices or meeting spaces with the door closed
* In residence hall units.

We plan to add microwaves for use by students, faculty, and staff in the Oren Gateway Center and Hagfors Center lobbies, but delivery of those appliances may be delayed by supply chain issues, as we have seen with other recent fixture changes.

Teaching and Learning

Fellowship Friday

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How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over. Resilience is not a given, but we are all in this together and we need to get out of this together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching staff and faculty are invited to join Moumita Dasgupta, faculty member in the physics department at 4:30 today to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year.

Educational Workshop: Power and Privilege (Inclusion Scholars Series)

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Multicultural Life is hosting a workshop called “Power and Privilege.” This event will take place on November 15th from 10:30am-11:30am in the Marshall room.

This is a core workshop for Inclusion Scholars. This workshop focuses on the power, privilege and social identity characteristics.

To learn more about inclusion scholars click on the link below:

Click on the link below to register or learn more about the event.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at or 612-330-1104. please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Facebook: Power and Privilege Post

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

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

Get Paid $6,000 to do Summer Research–URGO 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 in D.C. 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!

General Announcements

Human Resources and Payroll Forms Due; Friday November 12 by Noon

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HR & Payroll Forms
As a reminder, please submit any status change forms you may have to HR by noon Friday, November 12 to be processed on the November 19 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, November 12 so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday, November 15; 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

Go Auggies!!
Human Resources & Payroll

Human Resources Portal

Get Your Flu Shot at the People’s Center Clinic

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It’s important to keep up with preventive health care at all times, especially during a pandemic. Augsburg isn’t able to host a flu shot event due to staffing shortages this year, but the People’s Center Clinic on the corner of Riverside and 20th avenues is providing flu vaccinations during its open hours and welcomes members of the Augsburg community to make an appointment to get their shot.

The clinic is an easy walking distance from campus. You can schedule a time that works for your workday or class schedule. To make an appointment, call 612-332-4973 or visit

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!

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

Event Announcements

Chapel: Rev. Peter Weston Miller

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Rev. Peter Weston Miller, Augsburg alum and Pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation at Trinity Lutheran Church, preach. We will be offering a blessing for the Augsburg Men’s basketball team today. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Chapel service with Amanda Vetsch.

Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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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

Hey MSW Students – New Lunch Option on Saturdays

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MSW Students-

Starting this Saturday 11/13 from 12-1pm, student-designed, locally-sourced SALADS will be available for purchase at Cafe Kafeega (2nd floor Hagfors) on grad program Saturdays. They’re $6.63+tax; cash and credit are both accepted. These salads are part of a partnership between Dining Services and Augsburg Local, a new initiative championing local purchasing. Follow @augsburglocal and @sustainable_augsburgu on Instagram for updates or check out the link below for more details on the project.


Focused Conversation on Retention: Thursday

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Join Katie Bishop, assistant provost of academic affairs, for a discussion of student success and retention at Augsburg.

Focused Conversation: Retention
Thursday, November 18
1 p.m.
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Graduate Studies In Psychology Alumni Panel Thursday 11/18

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The Augsburg Psychology Club and psychology department are hosting a live Zoom event on Thursday, 11/18 from 6:30 – 7:30pm where we’ll be talking with psychology alumni and faculty about preparing for graduate studies. Come hear more from students like yourself who are attending different types of graduate schools, as well as from faculty who will describe some great tips to consider as you plan the next potential steps in your career and education.

To receive a calendar invite and Zoom link, please RSVP below.

RSVP to the live Zoom event

Forum Webinar, Who Gets to Belong in Corporate America?

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When: November 18, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Presenters: Michael Welp, WMFDP  |  Isis Fabian, Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)  |  Julia Taylor Kennedy, Coqual  |  Michael Collins, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Cost: Free
Register at,

A recent report reveals that, predictably, white men feel the highest sense of belonging in corporate America.

Conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace is the first of its kind to define, measure, and quantify what it means to belong at work—with insights into race, gender, ethnicity, generation, and other demographic identities.

Together, we will explore CTI’s findings and how to create work cultures where everyone belongs.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about how different identities feel they belong
Identify new options for creating cultures of belonging
Become more conscious of how your own behaviors unintentionally reinforce unproductive dynamics

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

TODAY- 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:

Biomedical Engineering Summer Research Program

The Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Biomedical Informatics at Wake Forest School of Medicine will offer several summer research opportunities in 2022 focusing on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and other biomedical engineering and informatics topics. Students selected for this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will receive a stipend and on-campus housing. Exciting biomedical engineering projects are offered on topics including:

Injury prediction model development
Military, sports and spaceflight safety
Osteoporosis prevention
Biomechanical characterization of injury mechanisms
Diagnostics and therapies for cancer patients
Biomedical informatics

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at

REU Workshop Registration:

*Benefits Open Enrollment Ends TODAY*

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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.
Link to 2022 Benefits Guide and Info ~

Email with any questions.

MNUDL Mayors Challenge Rescheduled: Now December 13th, 2021

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To ensure our civic leaders can attend the 2021 Mayors Challenge, we are rescheduling the event to December 13th, 2021. The virtual event will take place from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM.

Watch our debaters discuss a crucial issue in Minnesota: water resources. Our invited guest list includes Mayor Jacob Frey, Mayor Melvin Carter, Governor Tim Walz, and First Lady of MN Gwen Walz!

We’ll also present James C. Burroughs II with the 4th annual Champion of Change Award.

Want to get your workplace involved, or be an individual sponsor? Email Amy Cram Helwich at to check out our sponsorship opportunities.

Register for your free ticket today:

We thank you for your flexibility and look forward to seeing you at the event.

Get Your Ticket to the Mayors Challenge

Campus Kitchen Fall Food Drive

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, Campus Kitchen would like to present our Campus Kitchen Fall Food Drive! For this drive, we are asking for donations from staff, faculty, and students alike. As you all may know the Campus Cupboard is open Mondays-Thursdays and provides a wide range of food, such as produce, canned goods, snacks, etc. for all students. However, with the amount of days and hours that we’re open we are not always able to keep up with the demand for certain goods for everyone.

The week of November 15th, we will be placing donation bins around campus with flyers stating the kinds of items that we are looking for and items that we are not looking for. Please be on the lookout for those! It would also be very much appreciated if you or anyone you know can help donate to the aid of your fellow Augsburg Community!

– Urn/Mort Lobby
– Hagfors Lobby
– Christensen Center (by Einstein’s)
– Campus Cupboard (Anderson Residence, Rm 26)

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PCAS Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Fall and Spring semester! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!