Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Free COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week for Ages 5+

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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.

Teaching and Learning

Take a Spanish course this summer in Mexico

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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

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.)

INSTRUCTOR: 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.

COST: 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

Full-time Faculty: Apply for the 2022 Integrated Course Design (ICD) Grant Program

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CTL’s annual ICD Grant program is offered to encourage faculty to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based, equitable course design. To that end, recipients of the grant will receive a $2000 stipend to participate in a 4-day workshop Monday May 23 through Thursday May 26, 2022 (9:00am – 12:30pm each day), optional coaching throughout the summer, and a wrap-up lunch in late August. To demonstrate application of the principles of the workshop, participants will also be asked to produce a final product that utilizes evidence-based, equitable course design (e.g. a syllabus).

Courses proposed for this grant may be new courses or courses undergoing substantial revision; preference will be given to courses being offered in the next academic year (2022-2023). Courses may be team-teaching collaborative efforts or individually-taught. Although open to full-time faculty at all stages in their career, preference will be given to early-career faculty.

The application form and samples of successful past applications are posted on the CTL Website under “Grants & Travel Funds; Annual Grants & Awards”. Applications are due Friday, April 8th at Noon.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact one or both of the ICD Workshop Coordinators: Drs. Tara Mader ( and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (

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

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.

General Announcements

Auggie Basics Housing – Application Open for Summer 2022 and 2022-2023 Academic Year

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Augsburg University is accepting applications for Auggie Basics Housing for summer 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year.

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5pm

Auggie Basics Housing is designed to address the needs of students who are experiencing housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into Auggie Basics Housing will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student.

Students are not required to have a meal plan if they are selected for Auggie Basics Housing, including those placed into buildings that require one.

To be eligible for Auggie Basics Housing, students must be returning students and not receiving other housing aid from the University. Incoming first-year and transfer students are not eligible to apply.

Students may apply for housing either for the summer term and/or for the academic year. Students must reapply each academic year, and may be part of the program for up to two academic years. Being chosen for Auggie Basics Housing one year does not guarantee participation in future years.


Questions may be directed to Michael Grewe, Assistant Dean of Students, at

Auggie Basics Housing Application

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

First year and senior students: Complete the NSSE Survey for a Chance to Win

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Are you a first-year or senior student? Check your email for an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This survey helps Augsburg better understand your experiences both inside and outside the classroom. All eligible recipients who complete the survey will be entered for a prize drawing to win Amazon or Target gift certificates! Don’t miss this opportunity for your voice to be heard – and for a chance for those sweet, sweet prizes!

Age 60+? Complete this Survey for a Prize Drawing and Charitable Donation

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Augsburg community members aged 60+ are invited to participate in a short online survey on their interactions with those in other age groups. One lucky winner will win a $100 Target gift card, and for each completed survey that we receive we will donate $1 to the American Red Cross. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and helps advance student and faculty research in the Psychology Department. For more information, contact the lead investigator at, or visit the link below for additional details and contact info.

Click here to access the survey

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night Event

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On Thursday, March 31st, Augsburg’s Pan Afrikan Student Union will be hosting our annual Afrikan Night Event. The theme for this year is “Taste of the Diaspora”. We would like to invite all students and staff to attend. There will be live performances, catered food, and an African Fashion Show!

We would also like to invite all Augsburg students and local community talent to sign up to perform as well! There will be auditions held this month.

Follow us on Instagram @AugsburgPasu!
Best Regards,

BIPOC Mental Health Event

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Come join Mental Health Matters on Monday, March 28th 6-7pm via Zoom to learn about Mental health in BIPOC communities!

The BIPOC Community experiences unique generational trauma from racial oppression, which can lead to specific mental health needs. There can also be barriers to accessing effective care related to culture & language, disparities, stigma, immigration status, & provider competence. Come and hear from a panel of local community practitioners & educators about these needs and resources available to address them.

There will be two ($10) target gift card drawings for attendees of this event.

Zoom Event Link:

Planting Seeds at CWC: This morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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Join CWC and members of Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee for an opportunity to connect, practice mindfulness, and promote food security as we plant seed trays 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!

***TODAY*** What’s it Like to Study in Mexico? Zoom Info Session

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What’s It Like to Study in Mexico? Find out from students who are there!

Join us virtually TODAY, at 5:30pm on Zoom.

Hear from current students and staff members in Mexico to learn what it’s like to study abroad in Cuernavaca! Ask your questions – anything from “What is housing like?” to “Do I need to speak Spanish fluently?” and of course “How good is the food, really?” (spoiler alert: it’s SUPER good!).

Whether you are interested in going abroad this summer, fall, or sometime next year, join us to hear all about the life-changing experience that awaits you in Cuernavaca, Mexico at the Augsburg study center.

Join the Zoom Meeting:

Learn more about Mexico study programs

Stop by the Study Abroad & Away Table TODAY 11:30-1pm

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1pm.

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

Equity and Social Justice Training Opportunities

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As part of the 2021-2022 Institution-wide DEI Plan, two equity and social justice-based trainings are being offered this spring semester by Joanne Reeck, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. These trainings will feature education-based case studies on poverty and socioeconomic status and will take place on Wed, Mar 9 @ 3-4:30 p.m. and Wed, Apr 13 @ 3-4:30 p.m.

To sign-up, click below:

Please note that these workshops also count toward maintaining good standing and good advanced standing in the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. For more information, contact the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at or 612-330-1126.

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.

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

PASU Elections

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Hello Auggies,

PASU (Pan-Afrikan Student Union) will be holding our elections. All of our positions are open including president, vice president, treasurer, event coordinator, marketing, etc.

If you are a motivated student who is interested in joining the 2022-2023 school year board please make sure to attend our election on Friday April 8, 2022 from 5-6:30pm. The location will be the Marshall room.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

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

Thanks and we hope to see you all soon!

Lutheran Volunteer Corps – Tabling TODAY

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Representatives from Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) will be on campus today from 10:30-12:30 in the lobby of the Christensen Center. They are hiring soon to be grads for a number of positions

LVC places volunteers 21+ in full-time service positions at social-justice non-profits for a year. Volunteers explore living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. LVC provides a foundational learning experience on racism, oppression, and privilege, how these intersect with social justice, and the role of spirituality in inspiring and sustaining leadership. Year-Volunteers live together in furnished, utilities paid housing. LVC’s positions change annually and may include: Education, Environment, Food Justice, Gender Equality, Health Care, Housing, Immigration/Refugees, Legal Aid, LGBTQ Equality, Supporting people with Disabilities, Youth Engagement, etc. LVC is on a Journey to an Inclusive Community and welcomes and encourages the participation of People of Color and people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Stop by their table to learn more!

College Muscle Movers Tabling Today

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Are you looking for a part-time job where you can be active, feel like you got a workout while on the job, choose your own schedule, work with some awesome people, and make great tips? The Muscle Mover position at College Muscle Movers may be a great fit! You can work your way up to our lead positions where you will be able to enhance your leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Stop by their table in the Christensen Center lobby on Wed. March 23rd from 10:30-12:30.

Opioid Crisis in the East African Community: Part 2”

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Interfaith at Augsburg and the Muslim Student Association present:
“Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis in the East African Community: Part 2”
Today at 4:00 pm Central Time on Zoom

The East African community in the Twin Cities is experiencing a crisis of opioid addiction touching the lives of youth, young adults, and their families in our community. Two community leaders will share their perspectives and how they have responded to the crisis.

Mimi Sahlu – Mimi Sahlu is a small business owner. She is a community leader who helps others find resources. She is an activist and voice for East African women.

Abdirahman Mukhtar – Abdirahman Mukhtar worked with the Confederation of Somali Communities in Minnesota, as a youth diversion coordinator and as the youth program manager at the Brian Coyle Center of Pillsbury United Communities, a hub for Somali immigrants. He strives to make a human connection with youth who are homeless, often alienated from their own community. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Daryeel Youth. DARYEEL (which means “care” in Somali) is a volunteer-based Street Outreach effort to support East African youth.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Interfaith at Augsburg and the Muslim Student Association thank the Batalden Ethics Grant Program at Augsburg for sponsoring this event.

More information

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congrats to 2 Auggie Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to Blessing Kasongoma and Odalys Lozado for winning scholarships from the Fund for Education Abroad!

Blessing will be studying international business/MIS this fall semester at Augsburg exchange university partner, American College of Greece. Odalys will be at the Augsburg global study center in Mexico this summer, studying Spanish and completing a medical observership.

The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. Learn more about the Fund for Education Abroad, and this year’s group of scholars from across the country, here:

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship is a great scholarship opportunity, and all Auggies considering study abroad are encouraged to check out the FEA Scholarship application. The next application cycle for the FEA Scholarship will open on July 1.

Congratulations, Blessing and Odalys!

Fund for Education Abroad


Looking for Summer Work? Be a Summer Camp Staff Member for the Minnesota Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is seeking a number of camp staff positions for our middle and high school camps. Interviews will take place early May. All staff positions will require a background check and training.

MN Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) is a day camp in 2022; staff would need to be local to Twin Cities, MN.

All staff (and students participating in the in-person camp) must either be fully vaccinated or apply for a health exemption through Augsburg University. Additional COVID-19 protocols (i.e. mask wearing) will be determined closer to camp.

These are the two positions for which we are hiring:

* Middle School Assistant – (Shift options: either 12pm – 3pm or 12pm -6pm.) MS Assistants provide support, supervision, and fun during lunch (12-1pm), assist with small groups in the afternoons, and some will provide supervision and lead games during after camp care. Middle school assistants will be paid $15/hr and can be current high school students (HS graduates and college students are welcome too!) with at least 1 year of speech or debate experience.

* High School Lab Leader – Lab Leaders work with camp faculty instructors to help teach debate labs. This includes: speaking drills, research skill building, judging debate rounds and providing constructive criticism, and helping to ensure students have a positive learning environment. Lab leaders will receive weekly stipends of $500-$750. Lab leaders must have graduated from high school and 1 year of coaching experience is preferred.

Apply here ASAP!:

Apply for Summer Work