Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Facilities Management Snow Removal Procedures and LED Lighting Project Update

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We 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.

The continuation of the LED upgrade project began last week with work in Old Science, Sverdrup, and Memorial. More information should be available next week regarding the next buildings to receive LED light bulbs.

Teaching and Learning

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum Through the MINNE Fellowship

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2022 trip will take place on April 5, 2022. Applications are due on February 21, 2022 and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at

• U.S. Citizen
• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

Online Courses in Playwriting Spring ’22

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Take an online course in playwriting with real-world playwrights from around the country! This unique opportunity is available to Augsburg students through our relationship with the prestigious Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

There are a few spots remaining on the spring 2022 semester courses:

*Playwriting: Exploring the Writer’s Theatrical Voice, PWC300; and

*Topics in Playwriting: Human Rights and Social Justice, PWC310

There is a short application to fill out to be enrolled in the course as seats are limited. Deadline has been extended to January 3rd, or until seats are full. Courses count as Augsburg courses and can be taken as part of an Auggie’s regular semester load.

Learn more and apply to be a part of one of these courses.

General Announcements

Counseling and Crisis Support During Break (and Anytime CWC is Closed)

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For many the holiday season can be one of rest and joy, while for others it can be a time of stress, sadness, and loneliness. Knowing this, and in anticipation of the long winter break during which the CWC office is closed, we wanted to remind the campus community of an important source of support available when our office is closed (for long breaks as well as simply during weekends and evenings). Any time CWC is closed, phone counseling and crisis support are available to students by calling CWC’s main line (612-330-1707) and pressing #1. We urge you to use this resource now, during the break, and any time it might be useful during the academic year. And we wish you a break that is what you need it to be.

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

Transcultural Music Therapy Study Abroad in July – Apply Now

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Explore meanings and expressions of music, health, illness, and healing transculturally in the context of South Africa. The focus of this course is on developing an understanding of individuals, families, groups and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds and the use of music in community and for healing within their culture.


Travel July 10-20, 2022

Led by Professor Dr. Annie Heiderscheit

Choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit),
• graduate course options available, too
• also fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement!

This program is designed for Music Therapy majors, but students in music, psychology, or other related fields are also welcome.


The program has a capacity of 22 students and is filled on a rolling basis.

Have questions? Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office:

Get more program details and start an application here

Business Majors – Take your Keystone Course in Greece this Summer

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Are you a business or economics major heading into your junior or senior year? Graduating in May? This short-term study abroad program is for you!


May 5-23, 2022

Choose one course: BUS 495, ECO 495, or KEY 490

Also completes Augsburg Experience

Led by Professors Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetanakis

This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model.


The program has a capacity of 30 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now.

Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Art and Culture in Puerto Rico in May – 3 Weeks, 4 Credits

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Sign up for the summer study away program, Community, Arts, and Culture in Puerto Rico, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend ~3 weeks in Puerto Rico in May exploring different arts in the context of community building, activism, and social justice in Puerto Rico!

Through this program, you will complete THR 295, a 4-credit course that fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Participation in the program also fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Program details:
• Travel: May 9-27, 2022
• Course: THR 295: Community, Arts, & Culture in Puerto Rico (Fine Arts requirement)
• Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply


The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get full program details and start an application here

Study Abroad with Augsburg in Mexico this Summer

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Study abroad with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Take a class, complete Augsburg Experience, and have a unforgettable experience! Classes are small and personalized, and programs in Mexico are among the most affordable of all our programs abroad.

Check out the options for summer – they all complete Augsburg Experience!

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

• June 8- July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS or SPA 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 information and apply online

Holiday Shipping with Shipping/Receiving

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Do you need to send something for the holidays? Look no further than Augsburg Shipping/Receiving!
We have discounted rates through UPS and FedEx and can also process and ship out via USPS. The deadlines for some shipping services are already quickly approaching so make sure to get your mailing done sooner unless you want to spend a lot more.

Deadlines are as follows:

First-Class mail & packages – Dec 17th
Priority services – Dec 18th

UPS & FedEx
Ground – Dec 15th (check corresponding websites)
Express Saver/3 Day – Dec 21st
2 Day – Dec 22nd
Next Day/Overnight – Dec 23rd

If you have any questions please reach out and we can give information!
612-330-1750 or

Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party: Cozy at the Cabin

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Faculty and Staff Holiday Party: Cozy at the Cabin

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 3–5 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 Foss Center Atrium with no food or beverage.

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

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard.

Faculty/Staff Holiday Party- Campus Cupboard Requests

Tuesday — Character Day

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MLife is hosting our very first HOLIDAZZLE SPIRIT WEEK! One day down, four more to go!

I hope you all are dressed as your favorite character today!!!

As a reminder, here is our Spirit Week! Make sure to stop by in Oyate Commons to take pictures with the MLife staff or your friends to be enter for our raffles.

Tue, Dec 14 – Character Day (dress as your favorite character from a TV show, movie, etc.)
Wed, Dec 15 – Culture Day (dress in traditional wear or dress in cultural fashion)
Thu, Dec 16 – Ugly Xmas Sweater Day (wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater)
Fri, Dec 17 – Auggie Day (wear your favorite Augsburg gear)

We will be doing a daily drawing at 2pm on Tue, Wed, and Thu for a $25 gift card. You must be present to win the gift card.

We will be doing a grand prize raffle on Thu, Dec 16 at 2pm.You must participate at least 3 spirit days in order to be eligible for the drawing and be present for the drawing.

Follow us on FB to see our latest post for Spirit Week!

Multicultural Life Facebook Page!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to FIVE Gilman Scholarship Winners

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We are pleased to announce FIVE Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Huda Ali is a Biopsychology major who plans to study on the Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy short-term program in Spring break 2022.

Asha Abdirazak is a Computer Science major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan in Fall 2022

Salma Abikar is a Bio-Psychology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea this Spring 2022.

Ingri Ramirez Martin is a Sociology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan in Fall 2022

Sharmarke Omar is a finance and management double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at the American College of Greece in Fall 2022

Since 2008, **seventy-seven** Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $305,000.

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Catherine Maun, Emilie Lenz and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats Huda, Asha, Salma, Ingri, and Omar!!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship!


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