Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

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Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here:

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health:

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website:

Contact with any questions.

Did You Travel for Spring Break? Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Today and Thursday

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Students, faculty, and staff: Take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus! Testing is particularly encouraged this week for individuals who traveled or spent time with different groups of people than usual over spring break. Tests are provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here:

Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website:

Contact with any questions.

Teaching and Learning

ED Talk March 23: Preliminary Results from the FDC Faculty Job Sustainability Survey

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Join Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Chair, Faculty Development Committee) as she presents the preliminary findings from the recent FDC Faculty Job Sustainability Survey. The survey was completed by 54 Augsburg teaching faculty at all levels of appointment and across all three divisions.

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.

Nominations for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Contribution Award Due by Midnight Monday, March 21

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards, and anybody at Augsburg University may nominate a candidate. Adjunct faculty are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching award specifically to recognize exceptional adjunct faculty.

For the full Call for Nominations, descriptions of criteria for each category, and the nomination form, please follow the link to the CTL Annual Awards page down below and scroll to the “Distinguished Contribution Awards” section.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Monday, March 21st (12am March 22nd) and award recipients will be announced at the April Faculty meeting as well as posted to A-mail. New this year: ALL nominees will be made public (pending award committee approval) to recognize the depth of faculty contributions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at or

Call for “3 Days in May” Proposals From Faculty and Staff

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Augsburg’s annual “3 Days in May” (coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning) is back in person and will be held Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th in the Hagfors Center!

The CTL Fellows are looking for interesting and engaging sessions for these three days, and we welcome your contributions. If you are interested in offering or coordinating a session/workshop/demonstration/etc., please complete the short form below and a CTL member will get back to you to find out more details and talk about specific presentation and scheduling needs.

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact

Forum Podcast Ep. 89: Ensuring Equity and Belonging in the Future World of Work

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting) shares actionable insights for leading in today’s changing and uncertain environment, creating workplaces that are equitable and inclusive for all members, and becoming a purpose-driven organization.

Summer Course: Writing for Television – Apply Now

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Do you love watching television and have ever wondered how the creators wrote their pilot for that hit TV show you love to watch? Or, are you a writer in a different medium and have always wanted to try your hand at writing for television?

Grow your writing skills this summer with the course PWC 320 “Writing for Television”. This intensive course will be modeled on a professional writer’s room and as such all students will be required to actively participate. Students will be expected to participate in the development and breaking of story while learning to pitch ideas, create outlines, and reading and providing feedback on your colleagues’ work. Each of these steps will be instrumental in aiding you with creating your own pilot!

WRITING FOR TELEVISION: Writing the Television Pilot, PWC 320

DATES: June 4 – July 30
(Please note that the course dates do not correspond to the Summer Semester Time 1 and Time 2 schedules. For drop/withdrawal dates, see the course description details in Records and Registration.)

Taught by Christina Ham, a highly awarded and prolific writer for both stage and screen, including Sweet Tooth for Netflix, THEM for Amazon, and Westworld for HBO. She was named one of “The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2018-19 Season” by American Theatre magazine.

standard summer tuition rate for 4 credits: $1,704

Spots in this course are limited. Apply by May 2.

Get complete details and start an application online

Dental Alumni Panel

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Thursday, March 24
Hagfors 151

Meet Augsburg alumni who are practicing dentists and current dental students who will talk about the field of dentristry and share their expertise and experiences about becoming competitive applicants to dental school, the AADSAS application, personal statements, and how to be academically successful. Please email if you have any questions.

General Announcements

Today: Modified Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours

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Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours will be offered only from 2:00-4:00 PM today (Monday, March 21st.)

Drop-In Hours will resume as normal the rest of the week.

Tuesday 9:00-11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00-11:30 AM
Friday 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Come visit us in Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s!)

Virtual Drop-In Hours are available Fridays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Zoom Link Available in the Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Check out our Strommen Community Moodle Site

Augsburg University Room Usage and Reservation Process

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Earlier in the semester, during the Omicron spike, several rooms on campus were reserved for use by students needing to attend classes offered remotely. These rooms were the Augsburg Room, Cedar Room, and Nelson Room in the Christensen Center; Sverdrup 208; and Oren Gateway Center 103. As we have moved out of the heightened protocols surrounding COVID-19, these rooms are no longer reserved for students and will be available for staff and faculty to reserve. If students are looking for a place to study or meet, Lindell Library has study rooms available as well as spaces like the Christensen Center Student Lounge. All student group related reservations for conference/meeting space should be requested through Auggie Life.

Take a Spanish Course This Summer in Mexico. Apply by April 1.

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Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skill? Take a class with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Multiple programs for all levels of Spanish skill are available, in one of the most affordable study abroad programs available to Auggie AND complete your Augsburg Experience!

Check out these program options, and apply by April 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

• 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

Come Into Full Bloom 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

Sign Up for a CSA Pickup at Augsburg

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The Good Acre’s (TGA) CSA farm share will have a drop-site at Augsburg this coming summer and fall! Purchasing a farm share from TGA is an amazing way for Augsburg students, faculty, and staff to support local farmers and access delicious locally-grown produce (+ add-ons like local eggs and cheese!)

If you are interested in signing up to pick up a weekly farmshare box on campus, go to this website, and then select “Augsburg Campus Cupboard” as the pick-up option.

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Institutional Advancement and Comprehensive Campaign: Next Week

Join Amy Alkire, vice president for institutional advancement, for a Focused Conversation on the university’s philanthropic priorities and the upcoming public phase of the Great Returns comprehensive campaign.

Monday, March 28

Noon, 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

Auggie Connect TODAY

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Join us today for Auggie Connect!

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 & Julia Becker and your fellow Auggies on Mondays 3:30-4:30 PM. Join in person in Sverdrup 102 near the Enrollment Center or via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

Contact for information or disability-related accommodations.

Join Auggie Connect on Zoom

Wellness Wednesday March 23: Planting Seeds at CWC

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Spring is springing! Join CWC and members of Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee as we plant seeds to start seedlings for the Augsburg Community Garden!

10:30-11:30 AM on Wednesday, 3/23
CWC Lobby and Group Room

No experience or green thumb required- we’d just love your help and company as we plant seeds for the garden season ahead!

PASU Elections

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Hello auggies, PASU (Pan-Afrikan Student Union) is holding our elections. All of our positions are open including president, vice president, treasurer, event coordinator, marketing, etc. If you are a motivated student, and interested in joining the 2022-2023 school year board please make sure to Friday April 8, 2022 from 5-6:30pm. The location will be the Marshall room.

Our instagram is @augsburgpasu please make sure to follow us to stay up to date with our events and election!

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 1-2:30

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 1:00 to 2:30pm

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Focused Conversation on Institutional Advancement and Comprehensive Campaign: Next Week

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Join Amy Alkire, vice president for institutional advancement, for a Focused Conversation on the university’s philanthropic priorities and the upcoming public phase of the Great Returns comprehensive campaign.

Focused Conversation on Institutional Advancement and Comprehensive Campaign
Monday, March 28
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

Hiring: Employers On Campus Tabling

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Representives from the following organizations will be on campus tabling this week in the lobby of the Christensen Center from 10:30am-12:30pm
All are welcome! Stop by and network with employers!

ACR Homes – Monday, March 21st & Tuesday, March 22nd

FEDEX -Tuesday, March 22nd

College Muscle Movers – Wednesday, March 23rd

Lutheran Volunteer Corps – Wednesday, March 23rd
Learn about full-time post graduation positions for 2022-2023 in a variety of locations.

Strommen Career & Internship Team

Keeping Track of Auggies

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