Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Avoiding Ticketing and/or Being Towed

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How to avoid getting ticketed and towed on campus

As an urban community, Augsburg continues to work hard to maintain ample and effective parking for our University. While embracing the city and urban environment, parking can be limited. Parking on Augsburg’s campus does require a valid Augsburg issued permit at all times your vehicle is parked in an Augsburg space/lot. Your permit must reflect the appropriate area you are parked in, or you may still be subject to ticketing and/or towing at your expense. Please take the time to look at our map of Augsburg’s Campus for locations of parking lots, and the type of permit required. If you bought a permit but haven’t picked it up yet, please go to the DPS Dispatch Center in the Urn/Mort lobby to retrieve it.

For additional information please email

Teaching and Learning

Faculty: Apply for Professional Development Funds by October 1

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If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) December 2022 through February 2023, the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is October 1, 2022.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than October 3, 2022. You can find the request form, as well as all deadlines and a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding this year, on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions please contact

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

Two Workshops for Faculty Mentors (Advisors) October 3 and 5

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Informed mentoring/advising of our students can be critical to their success, on-time graduation, and achieving their academic goals. The Degree Audit we’ve been using since 2021 is designed to help students and their faculty mentors better and more effectively communicate with each other about university and discipline-based requirements specific to each student as well as documentation of the student’s progression toward graduation.

In response to faculty requests, the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team is pleased to offer two sessions to help faculty learn more about the Degree Audit and how to use it as a tool for mentoring/advising students. Faculty may attend one or both workshops, and should RSVP planned attendance to one or both by sending an email to no later than 2pm the day of the session.

Faculty Development Workshop: Degree Audit Tutorial
October 3 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: Receive step-by-step, hands-on degree audit training from the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team. Feel free to bring your own laptop.
RSVP by 2 p.m. the day of the event by sending an email to

Faculty Development Workshop: Understanding a Degree Audit
October 5 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: The Registrar Office’s Graduation Team will lead you through sections of the degree audit to increase your understanding of the audit. Feel free to bring your own laptop, questions, and/or confusing audit examples.

As always, If you need accommodations for either of these sessions or have any questions, please contact

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, 2 Augsburg faculty, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,500. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website ( Completed applications must be submitted to by Tuesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1447, or stop in at Hagfors 101.


October 1 and November 1: Study Abroad and Away Deadlines

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Don’t let your Study Abroad & Away Application fall behind. Keep track of these deadlines and get in touch if you have questions!


Augsburg spring semester EXCHANGE Program application deadline


Augsburg spring semester CGEE Study Centers

Spring Break Programs (to Guatemala or Los Angeles)

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress:

Find your program and work on your application here

Spring Break in Guatemala or Los Angeles: Study Away Courses

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Apply to take a class in one of the following programs in spring semester, and spend your spring break somewhere totally different than the Twin Cities!.

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

• Spring break travel to Guatemala

• RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or

• RLN 480 – KEYSTONE credit for some majors

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

General Announcements

Auggie Pride Recipient for September: Olee Amata and Tyler LeClear Vachta

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Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winners for the month of September, Olee Amata, Financial Analyst FP&A, and Tyler LeClear Vachta, HR Data and Reporting Analyst.

Regarding Olee, “In the last month or so, Olee has provided detailed information and support for some programs in the Professional Studies division. Her thoughtfulness and attention to our requests is deeply appreciated.”

In regards to Tyler, “Tyler has been so responsive to CGEE’s unique HR and Technology needs. He understands our business, and when he doesn’t he asks great questions to help solve the problem. He approaches his work from an acceptance/adaptation mindset — he doesn’t expect everyone (or department) to do things the same way. He finds approaches that follow University systems and policies, while also adapting to others’ unique set of needs.”

The Augsburg staff senate is happy to recognize their amazing work. Congratulations Olee and Tyler!!

Auggie Pride Program

Back to School, Keep Your Cool 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

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn up to $35)

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This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology
research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to
complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form:

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research
lab at Augsburg University ( or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr.
Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail:, Phone:
612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Only 7 Days Left Until the Internship and Career Fair

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Are you registered for the On-campus Internship & Career Fair taking place next Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Chapel? If not, register in Handshake today.

There is value in attending the On-campus Internship and Career Fair for a variety of reasons.

First, this is a great opportunity to learn about summer 2023 internships and full-time job opportunities. Additionally, this is a fantastic setting to practice networking with employers – you’ll get to practice skills such as introducing yourself, giving a firm handshake (still expected in some industries), marketing your skills, answering basic interview questions, and asking questions of the company. Each of these skills are critical for finding a job. Finally, attending the Fair would also be an opportunity for you to learn about alternative career paths that you may not have thought about previously.

Register for the Internship & Career Fair

Event Announcements

2022 Oyaté Retreat

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Hello Auggies!

Join us on our annual Oyaté Retreat! For 3 days & 2 nights, we will be engaging in team building activities, food, and building a community! Registrations are open now!

Hosted by:
Augsburg Asian Student Association
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association,
Augsburg Latin American Students,
International Student Organizations,
Pan-Afrikan Student Union,
Queer Indigenous and People of Color

When: Friday, Sep 23rd to Sunday, Sep 25th

Make sure to RSVP in the link below

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.

2022 Oyaté Retreat- Auggie Life

Multicultural Life Open House

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Hello Auggies!

Multicultural Life is hosting an Open House for all current students, staff and faculty at Augsburg University. Learn about our team, our mission and our space: Oyate Commons.

When: Thursday, Sep 29th
Time: 3:00 PM
Where: Oyate Commons

Make sure to RSVP in the link below

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.

Multicultural Life Open House_Auggie Life RSVP

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance 2022 Kickoff – Friday, September 23

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The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) Kickoff is an annual event for undergraduate students in the sciences to share their research projects, explore career and internship opportunities, and network with other STEM students, faculty and professionals. This year, ten Augsburg LS-NSSA Scholars that conducted research this past summer will be presenting their research posters. Everyone in the Augsburg community is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.

What: Louis Stokes North Star Stem Alliance 2022 Kickoff
When: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 5:00-9:00pm
Where: University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Transportation will be available from Augsburg to the U of M. Please meet in HC 105A at 4:30pm if you need a ride.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #1712619) which is intended to double the number of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a five-year period. In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA). LS-NSSA is a partnership of 16 higher education institutions and 3 community partners in Minnesota.

For students that are interested in joining the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance, please visit the LS-NSSA website for more information or contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at or

LS-NSSA Kickoff Website

U.S. Bank Recruiter On Campus (Internships)

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Internships & Jobs! Ask Questions and Grab a Donut

A campus recruiter from U.S. Bank will be on campus on Monday, September 26th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Strommen Center to meet casually 1:1 with students that have questions regarding their 100+ summer 2023 internships or full-time employment after graduation!

U.S. Bank will be attending our Internship & Career Fair on 9/28/22, however, this is your chance to ask questions before the fair such as;

Questions about Handshake and how to apply for their positions
Application deadline dates & interview process
What types of skills are the most important to your organization?
What types of internships and jobs are you recruiting for?

No appointment necessary! All are welcome! Just stop by, ask questions and grab a DONUT!

Sponsored by the Strommen Career & Internship Center, Christensen Center, across from Einstein’s.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Playwrights’ Center/Augsburg CGEE Instructor one of “TV’s Hottest Writers”

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The StarTribune profiled Playwrights’ Center/Augsburg CGEE instructor Sofya Levitsky-Weitz in an article last week. The article highlights the connection between the Playwrights’ Center and “some of most in-demand TV writers this fall”

Read the article:

Among Sofya’s works are:
Plays: “Cannabis Passover,” “This Party Sucks”
TV: “Gaslit,” “The Dropout,” “The Bear”

In 2020, Augsburg CGEE and the Playwrights’ Center launched an exciting new partnership to offer courses taught by the nation’s leading playwrights. Through online courses, university students connect with peers across the country and are taught by leading professional playwrights who are actively working in the field. These courses are open to students across the country as well as to Augsburg students in the theater, creative writing, and MFA programs.

This fall Sofya Levitsky-Weitz is teaching Writing for Television.

Learn more about the courses offered through Playwrights’ Center/Augsburg CGEE

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!


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