Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Last Call to Clean Out Previous Memorial and Science Hall Offices

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The time has come to retrieve any remaining items that were left behind in Memorial Hall or Science Hall offices when Hagfors Center opened.

While the majority of moves were completed at the time, a few offices still contain books, equipment, and other objects belonging to their former occupants. Facilities will begin cleaning out and repurposing all spaces in these areas:

– Third floor of Memorial Hall
– Top two floors of Science Hall

If you want to retrieve anything that got left behind in the move to Hagfors, please do so by November 4, 2022. Contact DPS if you need help accessing an old office space.

Facilities Management Blog

Teaching and Learning

Faculty: Propose an Off-Campus Course With CGEE

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CGEE is accepting proposals for off-campus courses offered in AY 23-24 (winter break, spring break, or summer ’24). Any course with an off-campus, overnight experience must submit a program proposal.

Proposal Deadline: November 1

Graduate and Nursing program chairs/directors: Please contact Peggy Johnson ( to discuss your off-campus course plans and proposals

Undergraduate course proposals: contact Maren Stoddard Mack, with questions.

Propose an off-campus study abroad/away program here

Visit the Writing Center for Help With Your Written Assignments

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The Writing Center Is Open!

Our hours are:
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

General Announcements

Evangeline “Vangie” Hagfors Obituary and Funeral Service

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It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of long-time friend and benefactor of Augsburg University, Evangeline “Vangie” Hagfors. She left this world peacefully on October 4, 2022. You can read her full obituary here:

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 24, at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi. Visitation will be held from 3 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, October 23, at Bradshaw, 4600 Greenhaven Drive, White Bear Lake, and one hour prior to the service at church.

Please keep Vangie’s family and friends in your prayers.

Intern and Study in Northern Ireland This Spring – Free Airfare

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Spend your spring semester in Northern Ireland!

This semester-long program is an investigation of a society’s transition from violent conflict to sustainable democracy, a transition that continues to be a fragile and difficult process. On this semester program you will complete an internship – a stellar addition to your resume for post-college job hunting! – in a setting that focuses on one or more of the key themes: Diversity and Inclusion; Equality and Social Justice; Democracy and Active Participation; Human Rights and Social Responsibility.

In addition to your unique internship, you will:

◘ Complete a full 16 credits of Augsburg University credit

◘Travel the country on included excursions embedded in the semester

◘ Live at Ulster University’s Magee Campus, alongside other international and Irish students

◘ Enjoy the charming city of Derry-Londonderry, an historic and vibrant city in the north west Northern Ireland

◘ Receive an automatic CGEE travel grant of $1,500 off your tuition

◘ Receive free airfare (spring 2023 program only)

◘ Complete your Augsburg Experience requirement

Application Deadline: November 1

Learn more about Northern Ireland and apply here

Need Keystone or Search for Meaning II and Augsburg Experience? This is Your Answer

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! Apply to this spring program with Professor Matt Maruggi, and spend your spring break somewhere totally different than the Twin Cities!

travel to Guatemala on spring break

Course options:
• RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II *or*
• RLN 480 – KEYSTONE credit for some majors

AND participation in this program completes your Augsburg Experience requirement!

Got questions? Get in touch:

Get more information and apply here!

Humanities Course and Augsburg Experience and Spring Break in LA

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! Apply to join this spring semester course with Professor Adriane Brown, and do something totally different on spring break!

Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA

• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement
• fulfills Augsburg Experience requirement

Highlights of this program include:
• Tour the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
• Walking tour of Chinatown and Olvera St.
• Go to the beach! A welcome change from frozen Minnesota!
• Immersive Storytelling Workshop
• Free day at Disneyland/California Adventure
• and LOTS more!
All-inclusive program cost covers: airfare, 9 days in LA with hotels and meals included, all program activities and transportation included!

ALL students are welcome to apply, including first-year students.

Got questions? Get in touch:

Learn more and start your application here.

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? Use 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

Check Out Some Details About Voting in the 2022 Election

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Tuesday November 8, 2022 is election day and the Sabo Center is here to help you get registered and make a plan to vote. There are no classes at Augsburg on election day so you’ll have time to do your civic duty and have your voice heard.

Need help?

Need help getting registered or learning about what’s on your ballot, finding information about candidates, or making a plan to vote? Sabo staff and student election volunteers will be available in the lobby of Christensen Center during the following times.

Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Monday, November 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Keith Ellison on Campus November 1
Want an opportunity to hear directly from Minnesota’s Attorney General? Keith Ellison will be visiting Augsburg on Tuesday, November 1 at 11:30 in the Christensen Center’s East Commons. Come hear from Keith, get your election questions answered, and grab a cookie.

More details here

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation: Art and Science Project (Next Week)

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The first Focused Conversation this academic year will be part one of two meetings devoted to the next steps of the important work arising from the research conducted on our behalf by Art & Science Group. Their research suggests specific areas in which we can make Augsburg even more appealing to prospective students and better able to retain our current students. Join President Paul Pribbenow and Provost Paula O’Loughlin for a review of their findings.

Focused Conversation—Art & Science Project
Thursday, October 27
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Breaking the Silence: Remembering Brown’s Chapel AME

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Sunday, October 23
First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, MN
2 pm

Presentation by James Curry, instructor of Communication Studies, Film & New Media at Augsburg

For more details:

Join us for a public event to honor the stories of the early Black community that lived, worked, raised their families, fought for the right to vote, and worshipped in Hastings, Minnesota. In 1890 they formed an African Methodist Episcopal congregation in Hastings, and in 1892 began worshiping in their own church, Brown’s Chapel. In 1907, Brown’s Chapel was destroyed by arson. There is no record of the crime being investigated, and the culprit(s) were never officially identified or charged. The church never reopened.

James Curry is a Hastings historic community descendent and chair of ‘Building Remembrance for Reconciliation’ (BT4R), a non-profit organization in Hastings dedicated to using history & the arts to remember, reconcile, and heal.

Salsa Night Next Thursday

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Come join us in Sateren Auditorium on Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. for an energetic and fun-filled evening! The Augsburg Jazz Ensemble becomes the Augsburg ¡Salsa Orchestra! to perform mambos, boleros, guanguancó, and salsa as part of a celebration of the musical heritage in the Americas and is joined by the Vocal Jazz singers and soloists Ashley Litzinger and Vincent Rosa-Chavez. We are also joined by Jonathan Alarcón from Honduras as a performer and as artist-in-residence. Accomplished in a wide range of styles and with his first love being jazz, Jonathan’s first appearance at Augsburg was as a member of Cienaños, a Honduran band known for their energetic performance and calls for social justice in Central America, as a part of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in 2017. Don’t miss out!

Presented in partnership with the Department of Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies.

Staff Senate Greet and Treats and Greenhouse Open House

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Join your fellow Augsburg staff in Hagfors lobby on Thursday November 3, 2022 from 1-2:30pm for snacks, drinks, as well as stop by the Greenhouse and check out everything Hagfors has to offer. This time links up with the Hagfors Greenhouse open house from noon-3pm. Come meet your staff senators, new Augsburg staff and catch up with each other! Come for 5 minutes or stay the whole time — we would love to see as many of you there as possible! There will be sweet treats, juice and coffee in Hagfors lobby area. Hope to see you there!

Najeeba Syeed, El-Hibri Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel on October 25

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Join us on Tuesday October 25th from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Najeeba Syeed, our El-Hibri endowed chair and executive director of Augsburg Interfaith Institute, will share her story, “Hate Has No Home Here”. Come and learn more about Najeeba, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

You Are Invited to This Leadership Development Opportunity: Collaborative Leadership

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Leadership Development Series
Session II
Collaborative Leadership: Reflection & Action
Free and open to the public!

Augsburg faculty, staff, students, and friends of Augsburg are all invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to develop their collaborative and responsible leadership skills.

Enjoy a glass of wine or soda and join our alumni as they facilitate networking discussions

Collaborative Leadership: Reflection & Action
Led by Ken Simon, EdD, Deputy Director
Institute for Educational Leadership

Student Gallery & Marshall Room
Christensen Center
Augsburg University
720 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
*This location has changed from Hagfors Room 150

Register for Leadership Development Series II Here!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Due November 1: Spring Study Abroad Apps

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Don’t let your Study Abroad & Away Application fall behind–applications are due soon!

***NOVEMBER 1*** applications are due for the following semester programs:

• Conflict, Peace, and Transition in Northern Ireland
• Decolonizing the Mind: Racial and Environmental Justice in Namibia & South Africa
• Liberal Arts, Migration and Social Change in Mexico
• New Activisms, Human Rights and Social Justice in Central American and the Yucatán
• Social Work in a Latin American Context in Mexico

***NOVEMBER 1*** applications are due for the following SPRING BREAK programs:

• Faith, Vocation, and Social Change in Guatemala, Central America (Keystone or Search for Meaning course + Augsburg Experience!)
• Picturing America: Race, Gender, and Hollywood (Humanities course + Augsburg Experience)

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

Find your program and work on your application here

Emeritus Librarian Recipient of “Above and Beyond” Award From MN Library Association

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Boyd Koehler, associate professor emeritus and
longtime librarian at Augsburg, has just received
the “Above and Beyond” award by the Minnesota
Library Association.

Koehler, whose career at Augsburg spanned 50 years
(1967-2017), has been recognized “for services that
demonstrate innovation and outstanding dedication
and have statewide impact.”

More specifically, Koehler worked to create
a more diverse library staff as a means of ensuring
a higher comfort level among library users and
reducing research anxiety among students of color,
international students, students with disabilities–and
all students for that matter–during their college journey.
Additionally, he fostered interest in professional
librarianship as a career for many Augsburg students.


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