Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Facilities Snow Removal Procedures and Updates

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-Facilities Management would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedures. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

-Installation of the new athletic field dome has been completed and has been put into use.

-The Science 123 classroom is complete and ready for use, pictures of the classroom have been posted on our website.

-LED light installations around campus are in progress.

For more information, please visit the Facilities Management website listed below.

Teaching and Learning

ED Talk December 7: “Why is Financial Literacy Important for Student Success?”

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Financial literacy matters! Marc McIntosh, Associate Professor of Business Administration, will discuss the relationship between financial literacy and student success. Many students make financial decisions with little understanding of their implications. A basic understanding of finance will help students, and the faculty and staff advising them, to avoid potentially harmful life-altering decisions

CTL will offer 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.

Fall 2022: AugSem Planning Guide

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Hello AugSem Community,

Below you will find our first Annual AugSem Planning Guide. Our goal for fall 2022 planning will be 27-29 sections finalized by Wednesday, February 9th. I hope that this document will assist you with departmental planning for the fall semester.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

With gratitude,
Lyz Wendland (Director, First-Year Experience Program)

Fall 2022: AugSem Planning Guide

Forum Podcast: Fostering Women Leaders: Learnings From a Tibetan Leadership Development Context

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Tenzin Nordon (Get Ready Program) will address how individuals and organizations can foster women’s leadership by applying learnings from her research in the Tibetan community.

General Announcements

Is Success on Your Christmas List? 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

Last Week of Undergraduate Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours

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This is the last week to get your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a trained Strommen Career Peer Advisor. Remaining undergraduate resume and cover letter drop-in hours this week are Wednesday and Friday 9:00am-2:00pm and Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Please note: There will be no undergraduate resume and cover letter drop-in hours with Peer Advisors during finals week or winter break. Appointments with career coaches are still available during finals week.

Schedule an appointment with a career coach in Handshake.

Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

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Faculty and Staff Holiday Party: Christmas at the Cabin

Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Capel

Attend the annual faculty and staff holiday party! Celebrate the completion of a successful semester and the holiday season with colleagues on campus.

Food and beverages will be restricted to Hoversten Chapel. Additional seating will be available in the Atrium with no food or beverage.

If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email

Choral Performance this Friday

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Join The Augsburg Choir, Riverside Singers, and the Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir to celebrate the return of singing together!!

Featuring seasonal devotions ancient and contemporary, Gregorian plainsong and Renaissance polyphony, Sufi chant, Bozhniak sevdalinka, Malagasy protest song, Xhosa (South Africa) folk-revival music, and Black gospel hymnody.

Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Free and open to all!
Guest Registration and Masks Required.

Music Department Events

Upcoming Music Recitals

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You are invited to join the Music Department in celebrating the end of the semester! Here are 2 upcoming performances that happen right near the end of the work day — Feel free to drop in and enjoy:

Wednesday, December 8 at 4 p.m.
Fall Chamber Music Recital
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Thursday, December 9 at 4 p.m.
String Studios, Fall Recital
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall

Free and open to all!
Onsite Guest Registration and Masks required.

Music Department Events

Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session

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Are you looking for exciting summer internship or fellowship opportunities?
ORISE is hosting a Summer Internship and Fellowship Opportunities Informational Session for summer 2022 on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm. The session focuses on how you can apply at Zintellect to ORISE summer 2022 opportunities with DOE, CDC, FDA, NSF, and more. There are opportunities for both current students and recent graduates in STEM, Policy, Technical Support, and more.

Register Here

Come to Tomorrow’s “Into the Woods” Get to Know You Workshop

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The way is clear, The light is good!

Come play in the world of Into the Woods! Learn about our approach to the spring musical; have fun with improvisational games and musical rhythms; and get to know others who are interested in the spring musical. As we explore the world of Into the Woods, we’ll also explore your vision and how it may fit into the approach we are taking to magic and transformation!

The workshop will be taking place:
December 7th at 5-6:30pm (this is a change!), Foss Center

The Artistic Staff is excited for this opportunity to get to know students who are auditioning in January and are looking forward to working on and talking more about Into the Woods!

No preparation is necessary and all are welcome to attend!

Audition will be taking place on:
January 24th from 6:30-9:30pm
January 25th from 4-6:30pm
Callbacks: January 26th from 6:30-9:30pm

We hope to see you there!

Chapel: Tori Remer

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Pastoral Intern Tori Remer preach. Gabby Bunay-Rojas will offer a prelude on the flute, and Richnetta Parker will sing a solo. As part of the Advent Vespers experience, Campus Ministry offers Advent Devotional booklet with daily devotions written by religion department faculty, campus pastors, alumni, President Pribbenow, and other members of the Augsburg community. You can access the virtual Advent Devotional on the Campus Ministry blog as well as daily links to the devotions. Today Ross Murray offers a reflection on Psalm 121.

Advent Vespers Devotional

Study Abroad Scholarship Zoom Info Session on Thursday

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Are you planning to study abroad and in need of funding to realize those plans? Did you know that, by applying to the Fund for Education Abroad, you can be considered for over 20 scholarship opportunities?

To be eligible for The Fund for Education Abroad, you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and participate in a study abroad program that is 4-weeks or longer (long summer programs, semester, or year long programs).

Attend a zoom session this Thursday, December 9th at 2pm Mpls time where FEA team members will walk you through the FEA scholarship application and the process used to select awardees. You’ll get tips to make your application strong, maximizing your chances for funding.

Visit the FEA website to learn more:

Click here to register for the info session

Need Augsburg Experience? Take a Study Abroad/Away Course in Summer

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If you haven’t completed your Augsburg Experience requirement yet, a short study abroad/away program is a great way to do it! In summer 2022, several short programs are on offer, each only 2-3 weeks of travel. You will earn credits AND complete your Augsburg Experience, a winning combo!

Check out these program options, and apply by January 31:

May 9-27, 4 credits
• THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

May-23, 4 credits choose one elective OR Keystone course:
• ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

May 14-19, 8 credits
• ART 133 or 333 – Digital Photography, ART 133 fulfills a Fine Arts requirement, and
• HIS 195 or 440 – Innovation in the Netherlands, HIS 195 fulfills a Humanities requirement

various dates throughout summer, 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels from beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements

July 10-20, 1 credit
• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum
• graduate-level course options also available

June 8- July 31, 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• Interdisciplinary Studies or Spanish 399: Observership

June 8 – July 24, 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level course alternatives available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Focused Conversation on Art and Science Group Project: Thursday

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Join Robert Gould, vice president for strategic enrollment management, for an update on the work underway with Art & Science Group to better understand the qualities of Augsburg that make a difference for prospective traditional undergraduate students and their decisions about enrolling at the university.

Focused Conversation: Art & Science Group
Thursday, December 9
2 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

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