Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Students: Win a $25 Gift Card at Next Week’s COVID Vaccine Clinic

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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

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 (

CGEE presents “Developing Justice-Oriented Global Competencies Online”

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CGEE’s Ann Lutterman-Aguilar and Leah Spinosa de Vega presented virtually along with colleagues from the UMN and AFS at the Forum on Education Abroad’s Annual Conference. Their presentation, “Developing Justice-Oriented Global Competencies Online at Home & In Study Abroad” addressed how online learning modules in the Global Competency Certificate can be leveraged to educate students to take action, develop mindsets to be more accepting and flexible, and to articulate the ways that they are interconnected to diverse people within the USA and around the world.

The Forum is a membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. The Forum provides training and resources to education abroad professionals and its Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged. The Forum’s mission is to cultivate educators who champion high quality education abroad experiences that ignite curiosity, impact lives, and contribute to a better world.

The Forum on Education Abroad

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

General Announcements

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.

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

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

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

Today: Virtual Drop-In Hours with Strommen Peer Advisors

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The Strommen Center’s Career Peer Advisors are available to review your resume and/or cover letter via Zoom on Friday’s from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

In-person drop-in hours are still available Mondays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:30 AM, Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Thursdays 9:00 – 11:30 AM, and Fridays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s.

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!

Access the Virtual Drop-In Hours Zoom Link on our Strommen Community Moodle Site

Congratulations to Recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Staff Awards

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Augsburg Staff Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Staff Awards!

Outstanding Newcomer Award Recipient: Stacy Severson, Director of Enrollment Development, Admissions Office

Outstanding Staff Award Recipients:
Karen Alexander, Access Librarian, Library
Natalie Jacobson, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
Lydia Madden, Program Coordinator, the Department of Social Work
Charlotte Swanson, Student Employment Specialist, Human Resources
Sandy Tilton, Employer Relations & Operations Associate, the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Outstanding Department or Group:
Augsburg Athletic Trainers
Missy Strauch
Marissa Lindback
Jess Brestel
Mac Ideson
Mary Becerril-Gonzalez

Recipients of these awards have provided exceptional service to others, worked collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrated a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhanced the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work. Congratulations again!

We would also like to offer our congratulations to each of our nominees and our sincere gratitude to everyone who submitted their letter of support for an outstanding colleague!

Outstanding Staff Recipients

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

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!

March Auggie Pride Award Winner

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Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winner for the month of March- Karen Mulhausen, staff member in the Fine Arts department. Karen is considered a miracle worker among her coworkers. She works tirelessly behind the scenes (quite literally, in the scene shop!) creating and building sets from scratch. She would be an incredible asset in any professional theater, but then you add the educational element of doing this at Augsburg, training students properly and teaching them new skills — She’s simply a wonder! Our staff senate is excited to recognize her for all of her efforts!! Congratulations Karen!

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Student Cybersecurity Awareness Training Available

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In the current global climate we need to be extra alert to phishing attacks and scams. President Biden’s recent statement on cybersecurity underscores the need to be alert and aware.

To help with phishing awareness we’ve made a cybersecurity training course available to students in moodle (it will be on the main course dashboard). I invite students to go through this short course and take the quiz at the end.

Everyone who has a login to the Augsburg network has a role to play to keep our digital campus secure. Phishers are not always interested in you or your information. They’re often interested in using your login and email account to phish other people at Augsburg who have access to valuable personal information.

Event Announcements

PASU Afrikan Night Event Invite

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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”. The main event will be from 7 PM – 9 PM in the Sateren Auditorium. There will be live performances, catered food, and an African Fashion Show! Then we’ll head over to our after party from 9:30 PM – 12 AM in the East Commons of the Christensen building.

We would like to invite all students and staff to attend. This event is one you do not want to miss! And guess what? The entry is free and you can invite your friends! We hope to see you all there.

PS: There will be a drawing for a medium TELFAR bag as well as other amazing prizes, enter by attending our Afrikan Week events and at Afrikan Night! The winners will be announced at the end of the event. To see the scheduled Afrikan Week events starting Monday, March 28th, keep up with our social media.

Follow us on Instagram @AugsburgPasu.
Best Regards,

The Pan-Afrikan Student Union

Time Entry Training for Supervisors: March 29 and 30

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All supervisors of staff and student employees are encouraged to attend our new time entry training with Augsburg’s payroll team!

We’ll cover expectations, explain new tools to make time entry and approvals simpler, and answer your most pressing questions. Please mark your calendar:

Tuesday, March 29 @ 10-11am (Zoom only)
Tuesday, March 29 @ 1:30-2:30pm (Zoom and Oren Gateway Ctr 100 in-person)
Wednesday, March 30 @ 12pm (Zoom only)

Zoom Link for all three meetings:

A recording of these trainings will also be posted to the HR website.

Join Zoom meeting

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:

The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program – April 12

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The Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Program welcomes Dr. Jennifer L. Ross, Professor and Physics Department Chair at Syracuse University, who will present The Future is Alive! Physics Lessons from Biology as part of the ongoing Sverdrup lecture series.

Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 – 12:00pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Imagine a world where potholes in roads seal themselves like cuts in your skin, your body reports directly to your doctor on pain and medication, and we can explore and inhabit other planets using pre-fabricated houses that build themselves. To reach these dreams, we must understand the physics behind biology that can already perform such exciting activities. In this talk, we will explore how the skeleton of the cell is able to arrange itself and how enzymes could move faster than expected when they perform their chemical reaction.

Please note the convocation schedule for adjusted class times on this day.

TODAY! Waste Sorting Event

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Are you interested in learning how to sort your waste properly? Join us on Friday the 25th from 5-6 in OGC100. We will be talking about how to manage trash, organics, and recycling as well as electronic waste.
Enjoy some bakery items from Rebecca’s Bakery and play a fun Kahoot! game where you can win gift cards from local restaurants like Curry in a Hurry, Soberfish, and AfroDeli. Bring your friends!

Choral Event Tomorrow

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Please join us for a performance by the Mirandola Ensemble with Incantare & The Augsburg Choir for their concert — Cantate Domino.

Saturday, March 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Free and open to all!
For the health and wellness of the performers, we ask that audience members remain masked; Onsite guest registration required.

Full performance details

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

Don’t Miss Jarabe Mexicano

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Jarabe Mexicano will be in Residence with the Music Department March 31-April 2. A full residency schedule an information about the group is attached.

But be sure to see the final performance on …

Saturday, April 2 – 2 p.m.
Jarabe Mexicano with the Augsburg Orchestra & Choir
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Free and open to all!!

About Jarabe Mexicano, Residency

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Girl Scout Cookies in OGC TODAY

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If the thought of Thin Mints has you craving some, you are in luck because today is cookie day!

From 11am-2pm (or until sold out) in Oren Gateway Center you can get Thin Mints, Carmel DeLites, Peanut Butter Sandwhiches, Peanut Butter Patties, and more from Girl Scout Brownie Eleanor. Eleanor has been learning about supply chains and shortages this season even earning a supply chain badge as she works towards her own sales goal for her Troop. We’d love to see you stop by! Cash, Cookie App, or Venmo is accepted.

From Eleanor: “Hi! This will be my last visit to Augsburg selling cookies this year. I have lots of the flavors. I hope you can come and buy some. They are $5 for one box. You can buy one or more boxes. I like the Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties. I hope to sell all my cookies! You can use my cookie link to have them shipped to you too. Bye. – Eleanor”

Select Direct Ship to get cookies mailed to you!