Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Steam Shutoff Repairs and LED Light Upgrade Updates

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The steam repair mentioned in A-mail last week did not require a steam shutoff to campus buildings after all. The steam is being diverted from Riverside Avenue onto our property.

The LED upgrade work has been suspended until January 3, when work will resume on Sverdrup and Old Main.

As campus slows down between semesters, there will be no Facilities update postings until January 10.

Teaching and Learning

Earn Credits Spring ’22 Online Courses in Playwriting

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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.

Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Greece, Mexico and More– This summer

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Interested in getting ahead on credits this summer? Want to do something different? Need Augsburg Experience? A short study abroad/away program is a great way to do all three!

Summer 2022, offers several short study abroad/away programs, 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

Apply for these programs by March 1:

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

• 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
• INS/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. Email us at

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

Event Announcements

Forum Webinar, DEI and Decision Making: The Undeniable and Unbreakable Connection

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When: January 20, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Nigel Vanderlinden, Powernoodle  |  Dave Debacker, Powernoodle

As is the case with much of the DEI evidence and expertise that exists, many organizations continue to operate without the benefit of the evidence and expertise in the realm of quality decision making. As a result, whether it’s realized or not, in both regards organizations and their myriad stakeholders continue to fall short of their potential. The two realms could hardly be more closely connected as DEI supports and enables quality decisions while quality decision making enables and supports DEI.
This webinar will provide unique insights into the world of decision making today and highlight how DEI professionals – executives, leaders, practitioners, and consultants – are uniquely positioned to move organizations forward in both realms simultaneously; elevating their own brand and value proposition in the process. The session will also provide practical, evidence-based solutions that you can being to action immediately.

Learning Outcomes
Learn – the relationship between decision making and DEI; the state of decision making in organizations
Grow – Move forward in decision quality and DEI; elevating your own skills and your impact
Do – Practical solutions for creating diverse and inclusive decision-making in your own organization

Attend the Annual MLK Jr. Convocation

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On Monday, January 17, 2022 Augsburg University will host its annual MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CONVOCATION from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel with additional seating and viewing via livestream in Sateren Auditorium. This year the convocation theme is “Storytelling: Connecting Our Stories”. Through the keynote speaker, gospel choir, spoken word artist, soloist, and dancers, this longtime tradition in the Black community will be lifted up as a powerful symbol of healing and resisting.

To see the full convocation schedule, register for a pre-convocation storytelling workshop, and to get your ticket to the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, visit

Prior to the convocation, three pre-convocation storytelling workshops will be offered during a Storytelling Hour. (More information below.) To sign-up to participate in one of these three workshops, click the following link.

Workshop Title: Writing can be a powerful tool to help process emotions, self express, and create the needed space to heal.
Workshop Presenter: Griot Joe Davis
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 113
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: The Social Hour
Workshop Presenter: Griot Atlese Robinson ‘19
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 114
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Title: Storytelling in African American English
Workshop Presenter: Griot Mary Taris ‘04
Workshop Location: Oren Gateway Center, Room 111
Workshop Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


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