Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Shortage of Faculty and Staff Permits

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Public Safety is currently experiencing a temporary shortage of Faculty/Staff parking tags. More tags have been ordered and are scheduled to arrive in early September. Until the new tags arrive those applying for parking privileges will be issued a temporary tag that will grant them the same access as the regular tag. Those who receive temporary parking tags will be contacted when the new tags arrive. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary shortage may create. The current shortage of parking tags does not affect the number of available spaces.

Teaching and Learning

CTL Back to School Days are Here

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To kick off the new academic year IN PERSON, CTL is hosting several Back-to-School Days for Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th (see “live” program below). The goal of the Back-to-School Days sessions is to primarily focus on “just-in-time” topics that can be immediately put to use in your upcoming Fall courses. All sessions are held in Hagfors (HC250 and HC263) and coffee and snacks will be provided!. Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions and workshops are open to and welcome all Augsburg faculty, staff, and administration.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this event, please contact Events ( or CTL ( .

Please Note: Adjunct instructors who are covered by the CBA between Augsburg and SEIU, Local 284 are eligible to receive a stipend for attending Back-to-School Days sessions! Please go to the CTL website under “Grants and Travel Funds” for more information.

CTL Back-to-School Days Program (continuously updated)

General Announcements

Love to Sing? Vocal Ensemble Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

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Augsburg University Music announces two unique vocal ensemble opportunities open to the Augsburg community.

For students, faculty, and staff:

The Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Project is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Available to students for course credit, this choir assumes no music-reading ability. The core of the curriculum is shared with our community cohort, open to anyone in the greater Metro area within driving distance of a weekly, joint rehearsal. This choir receives direct instruction from culture-bearers sharing their vocal harmony traditions from many continents. Our artist-instructors, teaching via the oral method, have taught us in regional styles from Appalachia, Bosnia, Corsica, Cuba, the Republic of Georgia, Iran, Madagascar, Nigeria, Quebec, Siberia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, and the traditional Black gospel churches of the United States.

For students:

For singers with a firm base in music-literacy skills, the Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective course brings students into weekly side-by-side study, rehearsal, and performance collaboration with the professional chamber artists of The Mirandola Ensemble. Students enrolled in this ensemble will also perform the international repertoire at the core of the Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Project.

Placement hearings will be held August 31–September 2. For details, visit the Music Department website or send questions to Dr. Kristina Boerger:

Music at Augsburg

Support the MNUDL’s Back to Debate Supply Drive

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Support the MNUDL’s “Back to Debate” Supply Drive
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The MNUDL is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1000+ middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

Back-to-debate season is here!

This year, we especially need expanding file folders, Post-it notes, and 1.5 inch binders.

Can you fulfill our wish list? Find the items we need on our Amazon Gift List.

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

Academic and Student Affairs’ Staff Professional Development – New Travel Grant Application Process

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The Office of the Provost is committed to supporting academic and student affairs’ staff professional development. There is a new process for full-time staff members in academic and student affairs to apply for funds to support professional development. Please follow the link to the form to review instructions and criteria. Contact Marah Jacobson, Assistant Provost for Academic Administration with any questions.

Academic and Student Affairs’ Staff Professional Development Travel Grant Application

Event Announcements

Attend The 2022 Mayors Challenge: The Great NATO Debate and Support the MNUDL

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You’re Invited to:

MNUDL Mayors Challenge 10th Anniversary Fundraiser: The Great NATO Debate

Presented by the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University

September 22nd, 2022 | 5:00-7:45 PM at the American Swedish Institute.

With Featured Speaker Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz, and invited guests Mayor Jacob Frey & Mayor Melvin Carter.

Features of the Event:

The MNUDL is proud to present the 10th anniversary celebration of its annual fundraiser, Mayors Challenge 2022: the Great NATO Debate. We are excited to be back in person, with the beautiful American Swedish Institute as our venue.

For the past 10 years, our Mayors Challenge event has brought together education advocates from across the Twin Cities to watch our showcase debate. In this year’s debate, four debaters, who represent our partner schools across the Twin Cities, will split into two teams and debate issues related to NATO. We have also invited the ambassadors to the United States (or their official designee) from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

Register for the event today!


5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.

6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz

6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors

7:00 – Ambassador Panel

7:30 – Champions of Change

7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion

Learn More & Sign Up

Join Multicultural Life for Our Annual Welcome Social on Wednesday, September 7

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Hello Auggies!

Join Multicultural Life in our annual Welcome Social! We will be outside in Murphy Square on Wed, September 7th at 3PM-5PM. Come meet and greet MLife staff over free food. If you are not able to stay, grab food on the go to class!

Make sure to RSVP through Auggie Life with the link below.

Where: Murphy Square
When: Wed, September 7th
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For any questions or concerns, contact

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

RSVP on Auggie Life

Keeping Track of Auggies

Schield Presents Statistical Literacy at Metro State

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Augsburg professor emeritus, Milo Schield, is giving a talk to the Mathematics department at Metropolitan State University on Thursday, Sept 1 at 12:10 PM, . His title is “Offering a Confounder Based Statistical Literacy Course”. Milo is the Statistical Literacy coordinator at the University of New Mexico. The UNM statistical literacy course (Math 1300) is a copy of Augsburg’s GST 200: first offered in 2008. This event will be held in Room L120 inside Founder’s Hall. For those traveling East on I94, note that the Sixth Street exit is currently closed. Take exit 242C in downtown St. Paul heading south on Wall Street. Make an immediate left onto 7th Street heading east.


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