Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Students: Please Read Email on Pre-Thanksgiving COVID-19 Precautions

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Students: Please read the email from Dean of Students Sarah Griesse regarding COVID-19 precautions as we approach Thanksgiving weekend. The email was sent on November 17 and has been posted on the homepage and Student Resources page of the Outbreak Planning website.

Email from Dean of Students Sarah Griesse: Thanksgiving

Teaching and Learning

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

General Announcements

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

Changes to Google Instant Messaging

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On Cyber Monday (November 29th), Augsburg will be switching to Google’s newest platform for Instant Messaging – Google Chat. This will keep Augsburg in line with Google’s roadmap and will provide better integration between instant messaging and other Google products. The most noticeable changes will be a slightly different interface on your Google mail screen and the discontinuation of the Google “Hangouts” mobile application. Check out Google Chat Help to learn more. Please contact your LFC or the techdesk if you have any additional questions.

Google Chat Help

Bookstore Accounts are Open for Spring — Here’s What You Need to Know

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Bookstore charge accounts will open the day after you’ve registered for spring term. The last day to charge online orders is Sunday, January 16th, 2022. The last day to charge in-store purchases is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Due to the financial aid cycle, you can only charge expenses to your bookstore account during this specific period. Be sure to plan ahead!

The full bookstore policy is available on the Student Financial Services webpage, link is below.

Bookstore Policy

Event Announcements

International Education Week: Events and Workshops for all, Tuesday through Friday

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This week is International Education Week (IEW) to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events!

TUESDAY, November 16: Power of Language, Christensen Center Lobby, 9am-noon

~~Auggies come from around the world and speak many languages. Come learn about study abroad opportunities with language courses!

WEDNESDAY, November 17:Study Abroad & Away Table, Christensen Lobby, 11:30 -1pm

~~Get inspired and get more information about opportunities available to Auggies, around the world and in the USA!

THURSDAY, November 18:

Donuts and Coffee with the International Student Organization

~~9 to 11am in Christensen Center. Come socialize with the international students at Augsburg!

Boren Scholarship Workshop, On Zoom, 1pm-2pm

~~The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. You can learn more about the Boren Award at our website.

~~ Use the link at the bottom of the announcement to get the Workshop Link

FRIDAY, November 19: Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, On Zoom, 10-11am

~Explore courses for pre-med, pharmacy, physical therapy and more – next summer in Cyprus!

~Click the link below to get the Zoom registration link

Get more information and IEW details here

Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, Friday 10-11 a.m.

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Summer Study Abroad in Health Sciences Webinar, Friday 10 – 11am, via Zoom

Come to this webinar to learn about opportunities for summer study abroad in Cyprus at the University of Nicosia. Courses in Nursing, Pre-Med, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and more are available, and are taught in English. Hear about the learning environment, living arrangements, cultural experiences, and more.

Get ahead on credits, fulfill your Augsburg Experience, and spend your summer in the Mediterranean!

This event is part of International Education Week (IEW), a nation-wide celebration and recognition of the benefits of international experiences and exchange.

Register in advance for Friday’s webinar here

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.
See you Monday!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting Monday

Chapel: Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Join us this morning at 10:40 am for a service for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Today, we honor the lives of those who are victims of violence because of their gender identity and gender expression. Students will read the names and light candles to honor the forty-six transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means in 2021. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Meditation with Andrea Sorum

Self Care for Young Women of Color: Caring for Self and Others- this Saturday

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MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT: CARING FOR SELF AND OTHERS: Elevating Mental Health & Well Being For Young Women of Color

Now, more than ever, women of color face unique stressors that are compounded by the intersection of race and gender identities. This event aims to Attendees will be guided through an inspiring and empowering interactive experience. During this two-hour virtual event, take time for self awareness, healing, and mentorship as we engage with one another around the important relationship between mind, body and spirit.

Event is sponsored by The Steve Fund, and led by the amazing Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, —APA President-Elect, internationally recognized lecturer, performer, and minister. Her expertise includes trauma and holistic healing, with special focus on the intersection of gender and race, and thriving in today’s world.

Event is FREE, and from 12-2 PM this Saturday!

Register here:

Keeping Track of Auggies

Resolution Passed

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On 11/17/2021, ADSG passed the Solar and Carbon Neutrality Resolution proposed by EAC. The Environmental Action Committee along with the Environmental Stewardship Committee have been advocating for the implementation of solar panels on campus for years now. The goal of this resolution is to pressure administration and our institution to prioritize our carbon neutrality goals (which includes on campus solar installations) in the midst of a climate crisis, and to include student’s voices in sustainability-related initiatives around campus.

Big shout out to previous EAC officers for making such great progress. Thanks to everyone that helped write this resolution and huge thanks to all of you spreading the word about the work we do. Let’s keep demanding and advocating for these (necessary) changes!

Resolution Document


Personal Care Assistants 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!