Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

TODAY: Free COVID-19 Vaccines/Boosters

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Augsburg is hosting a free vaccine clinic today for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information is required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
TODAY – Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here:

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.

Pre-register now

Teaching and Learning

Podcast Ep. 91: Developing the Next Generation of Little Allies

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast Julie Kratz (Next Pivot Point) shares stories, ideas, and research from her new children’s book, “Little Allies.” She discusses the importance and impact of having conversations about diversity, inclusion, and allyship earlier with the children in our lives.

New May Workshop for Full-time Faculty: Anti-Racist Pedagogy

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, supported Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) donor funds, has designed a two-day Anti-Racist Pedagogy workshop for full-time faculty at Augsburg. This workshop is offered to encourage faculty to further develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based, anti-racist pedagogy. Because this is a pilot, CTL is limiting the number of participants to 10. Participants will be selected based on their responses to a short application (see link below).

All selected participants will receive a $1000 stipend to (1) participate in the 2-day workshop Tuesday May 17 through Wednesday May 18, 2022 (10:00am to 2:00pm each day; lunch included) and (2) complete a self-determined “final project”. Applicants who are proposing to work on a course scheduled for Fall 2022 and/or who have completed the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be given priority.

If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Sarah Greenfield ( and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Application form posted below (due Friday, April 22nd by NOON)

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

Justice-Oriented Global Online/Hybrid Courses this Summer through CGEE

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Check out these online hybrid courses coming up in summer. Justice oriented and taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors at our global sites in Mexico, Central America, and Namibia. Courses take place in summer Term 2 (June 27 to August 12)

• 4 credits
• Fulfills humanities requirement
• With Albertina Shifotoka, director and instructor of Augsburg Southern Africa program

• 4 credits
• fulfills Humanities requirement.
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

• 4 credits
• With Antonio Ortega, instructor in Mexico

• 4 credits
• fulfills Fine Arts requirement.
• With Lucia Palmarini, instructor at Augsburg in Mexico

Look for these courses and register on Records and Registration

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

General Announcements

Volunteers Needed – Support Students During MoveOut (4/20-4/29)

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We welcomed them when they arrived, let’s support students as they move out, easing their transition from finals to summer break! From Wednesday 4/20 – MoveOut Day Friday 4/29, staff and faculty volunteers are needed to help students move out of their residence halls and sort donations going to the ShareShop and Sisterhood Boutique.

Residence Life and the ShareShop team are partnering to lead MoveOut with goals of easing students’ stress of moving, collecting donations so future students can make use of them, and diverting “waste” away from the Minneapolis incinerator. It’s a win-win-win! We just need your help! Sign-up by following the link below. Email questions to Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer at

For more info & to sign-up for a MoveOut shift (or shifts) click here!

Become Board for Hmong Women Together

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If you are a Hmong Identified Individual and is interested in becoming board for Hmong Women Together, please submit an application by using the form below.

Please read all requirements before applying and disregard deadlines on the form.
New deadline to apply is on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at 11:59pm!
We’ll reach out to you after you submit your application since elections will be held by appointment.

Strommen Senior Career Toolkit

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The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to acknowledge that the job search process has its unique stressors and want you to know we are here to support you. Whether you are graduating this spring or in December, we are committed to helping you every step of the way. It is for these reasons we are proud to present our Senior Career Toolkit! Over the next week, Augsburg seniors can expect emails from us with tips and tricks to a successful job search! Topics include: How to Write an Effective Resume and Cover Letter, Setting up your LinkedIn for Success, Job Search Tips, Interview Preparation, Tips for Negotiating a Salary Offer, & Career Services to Utilize Post-Augsburg.

Resources for Seniors are also available on our Strommen Community Moodle Site.

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

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Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MnTech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.,

Nominate Your Colleagues and/or Yourself for Staff Senate

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We now have *three* open Staff Senate positions to elect. Janice Dames, Campus Ministry, and Deanna Davis, Professional Studies have completed their two year terms and are stepping down after the 2021-2022 school year concludes. Joel Nicholson is stepping down as Staff Senator with one year remaining of his two-year term. Please nominate any colleague who you think would be a great fit! The deadline to nominate is Tuesday, April 26. After which a ballot will sent out.

Nominate yourself or your colleagues here!

Upcoming Events

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Hello Auggies!

Below are some exciting upcoming end of year events! We’ve highlighted an array of big events that will be happening on campus and encourage you to check them out and attend what appeals to you.

Come meet new people, celebrate holidays, announcements, and enjoy the end of year festivities! What a way to end the year with a bang!

Reach out to organizations directly with any questions about their specific events*

Upcoming Events:

STEM – April Finals Destress Event (4/20)
HWTK- Karaoke (4/20)
MSA – Iftar Dinner (4/22)
MLife – Day 1 MLife Spirit Week (4/25)
MLife – Day 2 MLife Spirit Week (4/26)
MLife – Day 3 MLife Spirit Week (4/27)
MLife – Day 4 MLife Spirit Week (4/28)
QIPOC – Gaymer Smash (4/26)
ASAC – Senior Party (4/28)
PASU – End of the Semester Cookout (4/29)

Celebrate Earth Month in April

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Friday, 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

Hiring Part-Time Jobs – Employers Tabling Today

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Are you looking for a part-time job? Stop by and visit with the following employers who will be on campus Wednesday, April 20th from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

FedEx Ground will be sharing information about tuition benefits available for any part-time or full-time employee. Starting day 1, employees are eligible for tuition assistance per calendar year. Start working for FedEx Ground now and reduce your tuition for next semester.

360WOWINC, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine. 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!

Last Week of Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours with Strommen Career Peer Advisors

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This is the last week of the semester to get your resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a Strommen Career Peer Advisor! Come visit us – we’re located in Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s). Today 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours are also available via Zoom this Friday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Please note: Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours will not be offered from 9:00-11:30 AM on Thursday of this week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 are available on our Strommen Center website

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

Late Night Breakfast is Next Monday

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Attend this end-of-the-semester Augsburg tradition!
Take a break from studying and attend the Late Night Breakfast.

Monday, April 25 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Free to students with an Augsburg ID.

A 40″ Samsung HD television will be raffled to attendees!

Some menu items include:
Sushi from Tiger Sushi,
Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Assortment of fresh baked pastries.

New Fall Course: Expressing Identity Through Art, Music, and Dance

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Interested in Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous culture and history? If yes, this new course on expressing identity through art, music, and dance is for you! It is in registration as “Indigenous Forms of Cultural Expression”.

This course honors Indigenous contemporary cultural forms of expression including theater, film, new media, storytelling, literature, dance, and music both in our region and across Turtle Island. Throughout this course students will engage with the meaning of aesthetics in Indigenous culture, interact with guest artists and speakers, and explore how Indigenous culture shapes and is shaped by contemporary cultural contexts.
It fulfills an AIS requirement, a Humanities LAF and is 4 credits. No prerequisites

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

We close for the summer on April 29th but will be open during regular hours for finals week!

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

Student Worker Position: Digitization, Archives, and Technical Services (Summer and Academic Year 22-23)

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The Library is hiring two student employees to serve for the summer of 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year. This position will be for a minimum of 10 hours/week and a maximum of 20 hours/week.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

– Scanning items for addition into the digital archives.
– Digitizing media using Adobe software and uploading to the archives’ YouTube Channel.
– Creating descriptive inventories for archival collections
– Processing materials to be made available through the library
– Withdrawing unused materials from the collection

Applications can be sent through Handshake.

Handshake Login

Bee 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

Brownbags on April 22 for Coming Cybersecurity Changes

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IT will be hosting a virtual brownbag and then an in-person brownbag on Friday April 22.

Virtual Brown bag
10AM – 11AM
Register at

In Person Brown Bag
East Commons
12 noon – 1PM

Learn about expanding use of Duo for online login security for employees and more.

Closing Campus Mailboxes

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16, 2021) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email ( with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money).

Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of the year Campus Box Survey

Need Augsburg Experience? Take Intercultural Communication Online this Summer

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If you still need Augsburg Experience, you can take Intercultural Communication (COM 329-A) in summer!

The course instructor is Ann Lutterman‑Aguilar, director and instructor at the Augsburg Mexico study center.

This is an online/hybrid class in summer term 1 (May 9 – June 24) with class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings via zoom

Earn 4 credits and complete your Augsburg Experience!

Register yourself for the class on Inside Augsburg.

COM 329 – course information & registration

Event Announcements

Chapel: Margit Berman

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for an interfaith chapel with Margit Berman who will invite us to learn more about the Passover celebration. Rivka Buchbinder, president of Minnesota Hillel – Augsburg will share a video about the seder plate. Chapel is recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.

Tuesday’s Chapel with the Augsburg Band

Baccalaureate and Interfaith Sending – In Person this Year

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At the end of the school year, Campus Ministry holds two special services for graduating seniors.

The Baccalaureate Service is a Christian service of celebration with music and word, held for the graduating class and their families, celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg. This year the service will be Sunday, April 24, @ 11am in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Graduating students should wear their cap and gown and may sit with their family or guests in any available seats. This year President Paul Pribbenow will give the homily and we will join with the Trinity Lutheran Congregation. At the Baccalaureate service, graduates will receive a blessing blanket.

Interfaith Sending: Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm. This short service will be a special time of reflection and blessing. Graduating students of all religious and non-religious identities are invited to this interfaith service in Hoversten Chapel. This 45-minute service will be a special time of reflection and blessing. This service is led by the Interfaith Scholar Cohort. Blessing blankets will also be given at the Interfaith Sending. (One blanket per graduate, please).

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget: Next Week

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Join us for a Focused Conversation on Augsburg’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year. John Coskran, associate vice president and CFO, will present a review of Augsburg’s operating model and expense structure and an overview of the proposed fiscal 2023 operating budget, which will be presented to the board of regents at its May meeting. John will also present some details of Augsburg’s operating model to provide context and background for the university’s operating budget.

Focused Conversation on FY23 Budget

Monday, April 25 Noon in the Marshall Room and Zoom

Tuesday, May 10 3:30 p.m. Marshall Room and Zoom

Wednesday, May 11 9 a.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).

All Hands page

Earth Week Event Today – BIPOC Career Stories from Across the Country

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Hear from the Assistant to the Director for Diversity Equity and Inclusion from the Missouri Department of Conservation, Chris Kennedy, David Syckle, II, descendant of the Oneida Nation of Thames in Ontario, former Water Quality Specialist for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, and Dexter Armstrong, Park Ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the National Parks Service. They will provide insight into how they got their start working for the State of Missouri, an Indigenous Native American Tribe and the Federal System respectively. A question and answer session will follow for participants to ask questions of the speakers regarding their experience and insights to the job application process with these agencies. All are welcome.
This event is part of Earth Week events hosted by Augsburg University and partner colleges and universities across the state of Minnesota. Go here for more information on this event:

When: Today, Wednesday 4/20 – 12:00-1:00pm

Passcode: hope

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

Free – Earth Week 2022 Summit

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In celebration of the 52nd Earth Day, several Minnesota colleges and universities are collaborating to present a virtual week-long summit (4/16-4/24). How do we begin to heal from so much personal and global trauma? How do we look ahead with hope for future generations? Mother Earth knows the answer. We just need to be better listeners. We need to remember how to listen with our heart.

Beginning Saturday, April 16th and continuing through Sunday, April 24th, we will explore and honor our relationship with the land, our communities, and each other through a series of engaging presentations, discussions, film screenings, music, and activities. Inspired by diverse voices striving for justice, we remind ourselves of the importance of equitable solutions, both systemic and individual, that lift up all present and future human and more-than-human relatives. Caring for Mother Earth is caring for all of us.

Register via the link below for EARTH WEEK 2022 (Free!) to receive a Zoom passcode, which will gain you access to every Earth Week 2022 event. Most events will be held virtually though some will be offered in person. Zoom links are available on each event page. In person locations will be indicated.

Specific Augsburg-sponsored events at this summit include:
Tuesday 4/19 12-1pm BIPOC Career Stories in Minnesota
Tuesday 4/19 1-2pm Climate Anxiety
Wednesday 4/20 12-1pm BIPOC Career Stories from Across the Country
Thursday 4/21 12-1pm Job Tips & Opportunities for BIPOC Students from Minnesota DNR

More information on the summit, can be found here:

Register for the Earth Week 2022 Summit here!

TONIGHT: HWT Karaoke Night – Open Invite

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Hi friends! Please join us for our 7th gathering! We will be hosting a karaoke night filled with lots of singing, snacks, drinks, and socializing. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

If you are interested in singing, we ask you to follow this link and send us your songs to ensure that we will be well prepared for you and your performance.

We hope to see you there! 🙂

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop

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The URGO Office is kicking off Application Boot Camp with a Personal Statement Workshop this year! Application Boot Camp brings together applicants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications.

May 3rd at 10:30 AM in Hagfors 104

Contact Catherina Kipper with any questions:

Register Here

Honors Convocation

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Students who have met the requirements to graduate this year with Latin honors, departmental honors, or who are completing the requirements of Augsburg’s Honors Program, or who are members of an honor society, are invited to participate in this year’s Honors Convocation, scheduled for Thursday, 4/21 at 4:00 pm in the Hoversten Chapel. Invitation packets were sent out to the student’s campus box (if one is listed) or their local address provided by the Registrar’s Office. Questions can be sent to Judi Green in Academic Affairs (

Faculty Register to Display your Scholarship

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Please submit your work from the past 2 years to be displayed such as articles, performance programs, books or anything you have been working on!
Faculty Scholarship will be displayed Friday April 29th at 1 PM in the Foss Atrium prior to the year-end reception. We hope to see a broad range across all disciplines.

Stop by the Study Abroad and 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

Equity Workshop Opportunity

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As part of the 2021-2022 Institution-wide DEI Plan, a second equity and social justice-based training is being offered on Thursday, April 21 by Joanne Reeck, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. This workshop will feature education-based case studies on language and will take place at 3:00-4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

To sign-up, click below:

Please note that this workshop 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.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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