Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

January 13 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood

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There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cedar-Riverside 3-6 p.m. Thursday, January 13.

Ages 5+ are eligible for Pfizer first and second dose. Ages 16+ are eligible for a Pfizer booster if it has been at least six months since second dose. No appointment is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.

Location: Second floor community room,
1530 S. 6th St., Minneapolis 55454

Facilities Management Updates

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Wondering about the new cloud of steam on campus? The steamwork diversion in December, which allowed repairs to be made without a shutoff, was made possible thanks to a new steam outlet installation in front of the ice arena.

The LED upgrade work got underway again the week of January 3. During the week beginning January 10, upgrades will be made to the Oren Gateway Center and the Foss Lobeck Miles Center.

A new floor is being installed in the wrestling room in the Kennedy Center.

Teaching and Learning

Music Therapy Students – Study Abroad this Summer

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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

Take a Fine Arts Theater Course in Puerto Rico in May

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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!

Complete THR 295, a 4-credit course that fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. 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)
-Cost: $4,250 – covers tuition, airfare, housing, 3 meals/day, and all program activities

Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

Students applying for this program can also apply for a small scholarship to help fund their experience. Scholarship information is on the program page, linked below. Scholarship applications due on January 17.


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

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

General Announcements

Ring in the New Semester with 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

Counseling Walk-in Hours Now Available at CWC

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Starting this semester, the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) will be holding weekly walk-in counseling hours. Walk-in hours are Mondays 10:00-12:00, Wednesdays 1:00-3:00, and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 anytime classes are in session. Walk-in hours will be virtual in order to maintain the health and safety of the campus, but students must come directly to CWC to access walk-in hours (a virtual space will be provided in our office suite). Walk-in appointments will be brief (20-30 minutes) and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Walk-in appointments are ideal for students looking for a quick and easy way to get started in counseling, students in need of crisis support, or students who desire a one-time non-judgemental perspective when considering an immediate decision or problem. CWC is located in Anderson Residence Hall (first floor, east door). You can reach us at 612-330-1707 or at for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Closing Soon — Bookstore Charge Accounts

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Bookstore accounts are closing soon! 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. Any bookstore purchases after the 19th will need to be made out-of-pocket. Be sure to plan ahead! If you have any questions, please email

Multicultural Life is Hiring for Program Managers – Share With Your Connection

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Multicultural Life Program Manager positions are now open for professionals to apply! Augsburg colleagues, please share this posting with your peers. These positions are a great opportunity for people who enjoy working with Native American community, Black and Afrikan American community, Latinx community, and LGBTQIA+ community.

We are looking for people who have 3 years or more experiences within these communities. Feel free to contact if you or your contacts have any questions about the job postings.

Students who think they have mentors who would be a good fit for these positions, please share this with them as well.

Pan-Afrikan Program Manager Position Description

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Manager

Latinx Student Services Program Manager

American Indian Student Services Program Manager

URGO Summer Research – Phase 1 Applications Due February 16

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Are you looking for a paid summer research or creative activity opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2022 summer research are now available on the URGO website at All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 12th – July 27th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 16th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Summer Research Information Packet

Staff Senate Seeking Staff Appreciation Award Nominations

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This year Augsburg Staff Senate will host an in-person Staff Appreciation Event on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Hall.

We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form:

Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2022) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the in-person event on March 22nd.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information:

Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-in Hours Return Tuesday, January 18

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Starting Tuesday, January 18th, the Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are back and eager to support you with your resume, cover letter, Handshake questions, and more! Mondays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, & Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-11:30 AM. Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s).

Drop-in hours for the spring semester begin Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and end Friday, April 22, 2022.

Whether you’re creating your resume and/or cover letter for the first time or if you’re applying for the job or internship of your dreams, our Career Peer Advisors are here to support you!

Get started with resume and cover letter templates on our Strommen website

Register Your Spring Internship-Augsburg Experience

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Are you doing an internship this Spring semester? If yes, don’t forget to register it for either academic credit or non-credit. Both options will help you complete the Augsburg Experience requirement. Internship registration requires filling out 2 online forms. You can access forms and instructions on our Internship Registration Guide.

Contact Sandy Tilton by emailing: with questions.

Internship Registration Forms

Want to Study Abroad/Away? Take a Short Course in Summer

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Want to study abroad/away? Short summer programs are a great way to go!

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, 2022
•4 credits
•THR 295, 4 credits – fulfills Fine Arts requirement

• May 5-23, 2022
• 4 credits
• choose one elective OR Keystone course: ECO 495 or BUS 495, or KEY 490

• May 15-29, 2022
• 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 the following programs by March 1

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

• July 10-20, 2022
• 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 courses 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

Attend 2022 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.

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

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Augsburg Campus Ministries invites you to participate in its alternative spring break to Albuquerque, New Mexico, one of the oldest cities in the United States. Albuquerque has a unique multicultural history and heritage with Native American and Hispanic and Latino cultural influences. The city is located in north central New Mexico near the Sandia Mountains.
While in Albuquerque, we will be partnering with Service Learning Camps, and our days will be structured with community service projects, time for reflection, learning opportunities, and visiting local attractions.
Trip Details
Dates of Trip: March 12-19, 2022
Destination: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Transportation: Bus
Total Cost: $275, includes most lodging, transportation, and most meals. Please register by February 10, 2022 (see below). Please let us know if the cost presents a barrier to participation for you.

Registration Process:
1. Registration opens January 10, 2022.
2. Complete the registration form:
3. Bring $100 registration fee and copy of health insurance card to Janice Dames in Campus Ministry Office, 104 Foss by February 10, 2022. Remainder of payment will be due before the trip.

The trip is available as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the online registration form if you would like this to be an Augsburg Experience and complete the Augsburg Experience form:

Contact Pastoral Intern, Tori Remer at or Pastor John Schwehn at or stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104. For more information check out our previous trips on our spring break blog site

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MDAW Speech and Debate Summer Camps Now Accepting Registrations – for MS and HS Students

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Hello from the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University!

We have hosted the Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) at Augsburg University for more than a decade. Last year, camps were held virtually. We’re back for 2022!

We are excited to invite your child to speech & debate camp at MDAW this summer- now with in-person and virtual options!

Join us for deep learning, skill-building, fun, and community this summer. Both in-person and virtual options are available. In-person camp takes place at Augsburg University’s campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Scholarships are available; the priority deadline is April 15. Email for more information about scholarships.

Attend Our Virtual and In-Person Summer Camp Options:

Week 1: June 20-26

* High School Policy Debate- Advanced (Virtual & In-Person): 9am – 6pm
* Middle School Policy Debate (In-Person): 9am – 3pm
* High School Student Congress (In-Person): 9am – 6pm
* High School Public Forum (Virtual): 9am – 6pm (NEW!)

Week 2: June 27-July 1

* High School Policy Debate- All Levels (Virtual & In-Person): 9am-6pm
* Middle School Congress: 9am-3pm
* High School Public Forum (In-Person): 9am – 6pm (NEW!)
* Middle School Policy Debate (Virtual): 9am – 3pm
* High School Debate & Argumentation (NEW!)

Week 3: July 5-July 9

* High School Policy Debate- All Levels (Virtual & In-Person): 9am-6pm
* Middle School Speech Camp (Virtual & In-Person): 9am – 3pm
* Middle School Spanish Debate Summer Camp (Virtual): 9am-3pm (NEW!)

Learn more and register now! If you plan to apply for a scholarship, please select the “Financial Aid Applicants Only” option to pay a $5 deposit instead of the full registration amount.

We are looking forward to seeing you at camp!

Check out our link for more information:

Learn More & Register Now

Keeping Track of Auggies

Farewell Wishes for Laura Swanson Lindahl

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Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, will be leaving the shared services marketing and communication team that serves Augsburg University and Luther Seminary on January 18. She will be taking on a new role as director of marketing and communication at Metro State University in St. Paul. Laura has served Augsburg for nearly a decade, and the seminary since the shared services agreement began in 2017. At her request and due to the pandemic, there won’t be a large in-person farewell gathering. Instead, I invite colleagues to submit their congratulations and well wishes using the Google Form below. The responses will be compiled for her to enjoy on her last day.

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