Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Christensen Center Tile Repairs

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The Christensen Center lower level hallway from the tunnel doors up to double doors located just before the Auggies Nest entrance will be closed on Thursday (April 7) and Friday (April 8) due to a tile repair/replacement project. The affected area will be closed off during the project with no walk thru access. Any questions should be directed to Robert Hobot in the Facilities department.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available

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Minnesotans are able to order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits (for a total of 1 million at-home tests) and the program will be available until all the test kits are ordered. Minnesota will use this program as a model for providing more access to COVID-19 rapid testing in the months ahead.

Minnesotans will be able to visit to request two test kits, or four total tests, per household. Tests will be available until supply has been exhausted. If this program proves successful and valuable for Minnesotans, the state will count on it as a key part of the response to future case surges.

The State of Minnesota’s at-home PCR testing program through Vault Health ended on March 31. Minnesotans who have Vault PCR tests at home will be able to use them until they expire, or until December 31, 2022, whichever is first.

Order Test Kits

Teaching and Learning

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next year – Earn Credit Off Campus

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Short-term study abroad & away is a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something a little different!

Check out the Spring and Summer 2023 program options. Only 1-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab – fulfills Science with Lab course (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

• travel in May/June 2023
• choose 1 or 2 courses:
•ENL 280: Genres: Travel Writing (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Introduction to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch:, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Check out all the program offerings here

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!

This course is taught through Augsburg University’s partnership with the nationally acclaimed Playwrights’ Center.

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

Teach, Study, Conduct Research Abroad for Free

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URGO is looking for Fulbright applicants to study, conduct research, carry out a creative project or teach English in over 140 countries.

We are looking for junior, seniors, graduate students, or recent alums who:
– Are U.S. Citizens
– Hold a 3.0 GPA or higher for English Teaching Assistantship
– Hold a 3.5 or higher for study and research
– Are active on campus or their home communities
– Will serve effectively as cultural ambassadors

Interested students should contact to set up an appointment to talk about the Fulbright program.

Fulbright Website

Forum Podcast Ep. 90: Building Mental Fitness: Shift From Surviving to Thriving

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast Amy Yip (Amy Yip Coaching) shares what mental fitness is, why it matters, skills & practices to build their own mental fitness, and how to apply it in cultivating a more diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace.

General Announcements

The Echo is Hiring a Managing Editor (Paid)

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The Echo is hiring a Managing Editor for the 22-23 school year!

Join Augsburg’s student produced newspaper for the 22-23 school year as our Managing Editor! Here are the job responsibilities:

-Be responsible for payment of staff and any other record keeping needs
-Help uphold journalistic standards and guidelines
-Be part of the final editing and layout process
-Contribute to our inclusive and supportive team

This position is paid $80 per issue (10 issues/semester) and works approx. 8 hours a week. This role is a good fit for you if you are comfortable with numbers, have strong writing and editing instincts, and enjoy organization!

The Echo always strives for a more diverse and inclusive board to better reflect the Augsburg community – students of marginalized identities are especially encouraged to apply.

We are accepting applications until Wednesday, April 13th at midnight. To apply, please send a resume and writing sample to Questions? Email us or DM on Instagram

Thursday – Study Abroad & Away Staff in Memorial Hall 20

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This Thursday and Friday, the Oyate Commons space will be closed.

On Thursday: Study Abroad & Away staff will be available to the campus community in Memorial Hall, room 20, located just across the hall from Human Resources.

On Friday: Study Abroad & Away staff will be available remotely.

If you have questions or need to contact us, reach out to, or schedule an advising appointment with the link below.

Schedule a Study Abroad & Away Advising Appointment

Student Worker Position: Digital Content Assistant, Marketing (Summer and Academic Year 2022-23)

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The Marketing and Communication division is seeking to hire one student employee to serve as a digital content assistant for the summer of 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year. This position will be for a minimum of 5 hours/week and a maximum of 8 hours/week.

Ideal candidates will be available to work beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

Distributing A-mail on a daily basis by 9 a.m.
Designing digital display screens using the WordPress platform.
Performing content edits on the Augsburg University website: modifying text, creating pages, and uploading images.
Occasionally assist student/campus events to gather photos for Augsburg University’s official social media accounts.
Occasionally distribute mail/packages/notes to other staff members on campus.

View the full application here:

Department or Organization Facebook Pages: Important Security Update

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Facebook has begun disabling certain types of accounts that were used in the past to create and manage pages for Augsburg academic departments and other groups on campus. These so-called “gray accounts” do not have access to the same security features as standard accounts, and are being phased out by Facebook to increase security. Pages that only list a gray account as the Admin could be disabled by this change during the month of April.

If your department has an active Facebook page that was created by your area LFC, or if you do not know who created the page, please check to ensure that at least one person with a standard Facebook profile is listed as an Admin.

1. From your page, select Settings and then Page Roles.

2. Under Existing Page Roles, if the only Admin listed is an email alias using the format “” (e.g.,, this is a gray account and your page is at risk of being disabled.

3. Under Assign a New Page Role, add at least one person with a standard Facebook account tied to either an Augsburg or personal email address as an Admin.
Marketing and Communication and IT are developing a new set of procedures and best practices to ensure that the university retains access to Augsburg-related Facebook pages as individual employees change over time. We will share these with the community in the coming weeks.

In the short term, please contact your LFC with any questions or requests for support.

Campus Partners Interview Today for Latinx Program Manager

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Hello Campus Partners! Multicultural Life would like to formally invite you all to attend our Lantix Program Manager Candidates interviews today! Attend whichever interview session you can!

Below are the dates and times for the interviews through Zoom!

Latinx Program Manager interview
Date: 04/06
Time:10:00am to 10:45am
Zoom Link (make sure you join during the correct time):

If you have any questions or concerns please email Keo,

RSVP to get more information for FUTURE interviews!

Student Zoom Interviewers Needed for Latinx Program Manager Today

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Multicultural Life will be inviting candidates to interview over Zoom for Program Managers today!

Students! Please join us today over Zoom to interview your potential Program Managers. Below you will find the interview times and Zoom link for today’s sessions.

MLife will be providing the interview questions and you can even come up with some questions of your own!

Latinx Program Manager
Date: 04/06/2022
Time: 9:10am-9:50am
Zoom Link (make sure you join at the right time):

If you have any questions or concerns, email!

Student Interviewers would gain these great skills:
*To gain professional experiences to add to your resume.
*To learn communication, interview, and leadership skills.
*To be able to have/practice your voice being heard as a student.
*To be able to learn a different perspective in interviewing.
*To create a social network with other people on campus.
*To build a foundation with potential Multicultural Life Staff.

RSVP to get more information for FUTURE interviews!

Be a smart student using 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

Employers Tabling Today: Part-Time Jobs

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Are you looking for a job this summer? If yes, stop by the Christensen Center lobby on
Wednesday, April 6th between 10:30am-12:30pm and visit with employers from:

1) 360WOWINC, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine is coming to Augsburg University! We are currently offering part-time and full-time positions, both of which are great for students. At 360WOWINC, you will be able to work with people your own age, manage your own day, and make a lot of money while having fun at work! To learn more about our offerings, come visit us in the lobby of the Christensen Center on April 6th, or send an email to

2) GREEN LAKE LUTHERAN, stop by to learn about their open summer positions. Working at Green Lake Lutheran Ministries is not just any summer job. You will develop and strengthen skills for life such as leadership, collaboration, problem solving and creativity. You will also experience a deep connection with people and a richer relationship with God. That and you’ll have loads of fun! You have gifts to share with others, so come be a part of the amazing GLLM Community for the summer. Apply here –

Questions? Email

Come to the Writing Center for Feedback on your Papers and Projects

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The Writing Center is offering online appointments to help all students with their writing needs. Tutors are available during the following online hours:

• Sunday 2-8pm
• Monday 4-8pm
• Tuesday 2-8pm
• Wednesday 2-8pm
• Thursday 4-8pm

Visit our website to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Academic Structure: Next Monday

Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg University’s academic structure. Faculty and academic leaders who have been involved in evaluating Augsburg’s current “one college” structure will review the rationale for recommending that we adopt a two-college structure. We’ll also hear about work currently in progress—or planned—to explore how each new college might be designed to best support the work of teaching and learning as well as faculty governance.  

Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m. | 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).

Chapel: Professor Jeremy Myers

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear Jeremy Myers, Associate Professor of Religion, preach as part of the Religion Department series. The prelude and postlude will be played by the Augsburg flute ensemble led by Trudi Anderson. Chapel is recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Tuesday’s chapel with Matt Maruggi

Medical Ethics Workshop TODAY

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Join the Augsburg Pre-PA Club, Tri-Beta, and EPPA to learn and have a discussion about ethical situations within the medical field. Also learn about how to become a medical scribe! TODAY (4/6) at 6:00 pm in Hagfors 250. Please RSVP with the link below. Contact Emma at with any questions.

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. Also, please fill out the attendance registration form below in compliance with Augsburg University COVID-19 protocols.,

Stop by the Study Abroad & Away Table TODAY 11:30-1 p.m.

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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

TOMORROW: Greenhouse First Thursday

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Want to see what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month.

The last First Thursday of the academic year is this week, on April 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Detailed event flyer

TODAY: Learn About Internship and Full-time Careers with Ameriprise Financial

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Please join Ameriprise Financial campus recruiter and Augsburg alum to learn about their Internships and Leadership Development Program (LDP).

Wednesday, April 6th 4:30-5:30, Hagfors Room 351 – PIZZA

The session will include a panel discussion with current members of the LDP program. Panel members will share their experience as a LDP program participant and tips and tricks for preparing for your internship and full-time job search next year. (Many Auggies have been hired by Ameriprise previously!) Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about how recruiters approach the Fall Campus Recruiting Season.

FIRST YEAR, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS: Attending the session NOW, will help you in the EARLY APPLICATION process for future internships and/or full-time positions. (Summer 2023 recruitment season is generally August/September with offers made by October.)

SENIORS graduating this spring/summer will learn about the company and positions that are available.

Dress Attire: Casual
PIZZA will be provided
FREE Augsburg University Padfolio (engraved notebook that is useful in an interview/networking setting)

We hope to see YOU! Questions? Email

Zyzzogeton Student Research Symposium – April 12

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Augsburg celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments.

This year Zyzzogeton will feature posters from about 50 undergraduate researchers in the science, social science and humanity disciplines.

Zyzzogeton will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 3 – 4:30pm in Hagfors Center. There will be a convocation schedule for that day and no classes scheduled during the event time, so we hope that all students, faculty and staff are able to attend!

Please note that due to COVID-19 protocols, attendees will be required to register in advance and follow all current University guidelines for masking and social distancing. Register to attend here:

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Register Here

Pizza and a Walk – Wellness Wednesday @ The CWC

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Meet at the Center for Wellness and Counseling on Wednesday at 4:30 and leave for a short walk at 4:35. We’ll come back to the CWC for pizza and be done by 6:00.

This event is open to all Augsburg students

If you are observing Ramadan we’ll package the pizza so you can enjoy it after sunset.

Please contact the CWC if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday

Celebrate Earth Month in April

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April 22nd is Earth Day. We are dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate our Home. Join us in attending the many events we have planned throughout the month!
Come rekindle community, self-heal, and reconnect with the Earth through celebrations during Earth Month. These Environmental Action Committee-supported events will allow you further connection to green spaces on campus, engagement with educational experiences by all forms of teachers, exploration of inclusive career paths, and the opportunity to build solidarity with social justice work bonded by intersectionality. Together in community, learn from Indigenous cultures, be rewarded with rest and find its productivity, fix your bike, have a ball with slow fashion, eat local, and then finish the month with a community bonfire into the sunset.

Mii omaa akiing endaayang – The Earth is our Home

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in these events are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event(s) with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Learn more about our upcoming Earth month events here

Win a Free Bike | Go Green: Transportation Event

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Join us in our series of Earth month events! Come learn about city bike riding safety from experts at The Hub Bike Coop. You can also learn from Environmental Action Committee members about other community resources for commuting and traveling with less fossil fuel emissions. Show up to have the chance to win a free bike!!
When: Thursday April 7th, 4-6PM
Where: Augsburg Room (Christensen Center 206)

For questions, contact Zoe Barany, EAC Officer & Environmental Stewardship Coordinator (

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in these events are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event(s) with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

To learn more about our upcoming Earth month events, click here

Keeping Track of Auggies

Nancy Yang ’22 Awarded a Crystal Pillar

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Film major Nancy Yang received a Student Production Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation for her work “Ee”, an animated short film. The student production awards are held annually and recognize outstanding work of high school and college students in a five state region.

Big congrats to Nancy for this well deserved recognition!

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Auggies at the 4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival

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We also held the 4th Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival at Augsburg on Saturday night. Five colleges participated this year: Augsburg University, Century College, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Minneapolis College.

Three films by Augsburg students were selected to be part of the festival: “The Grind” by Kobe Markworth and Corrine Werckman, “Ee” by Nancy Yang, and “Wafflemaker” by Max Helmueller.

“The Grind” won Best Narrative and “Ee” won Best Animation! Congrats to everyone who took part.


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