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.

Get more updates on the Facilities blog

Teaching and Learning

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!

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

November 1: Study Abroad and Away Deadlines

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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

General Announcements

Advent Vespers Volunteer Opportunities

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The 43rd annual Advent Vespers is just around the corner! Be a part of this wonderful event at the start of the Advent season. We will be in person again at Central Lutheran Church and need many volunteers.

Join the processional party by carrying a bell, candle, torch, or banner! There will be a practice on November 29 and an open dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 pm in addition to the Advent Vespers services on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm and 5 pm (with a hearty snack between the services). Please sign up today!

We also need volunteers to usher, assist at the will call office onsite, and other production roles. Sign up on this form: Please contact Margaret Albers at or Janice Dames at to find out more about volunteering.

More Information

Volunteer With Feminist Book Club for the National Women’s Studies Conference, November 11-13

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Feminist Book Club (FBC), located in the Seward Neighborhood, is the Official Bookseller for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. Keynote speakers are Angela Davis and Anita Hill! Volunteers will have access to the conference the day they are volunteering if they would like to sit in on panels or presentations. Here’s the conference website:

Please email for details or to sign up for a shift! They’re rad, if you’re free to help out it’s a great opportunity to meet some great folks!

Shifts available are:

Friday, Nov. 11
9am-12pm – one volunteer
12pm-3pm – two volunteers
3pm-6pm – one volunteer

Saturday, Nov. 12
9am-12pm – one volunteer
12pm-3pm – two volunteers
3pm-6pm – one volunteer

Sunday, Nov. 13
9am-1pm – two volunteers

FBC is a subscription service with an active community of more than 800 members internationally. Books are selected by members, you can opt in for monthly subscriptions that include goods related to the book from BIPOC and Queer owned businesses, and 5% of their profits go to orgs working on social justice issues.

Feminist Book Club

Student Leadership Interest Form

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This form is a joint application to apply for one or more of the following student leadership positions (along with what terms the position start and end). Student hired for the position will be required to take a leadership development course to prepare for the position in Spring 2023 (LST294/296) unless otherwise exempt (returners are not required to re-take the class). APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOON ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

The following positions are compensated $15/hr.

* Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor (Spring 2023 – Summer 2023)

* AugSem Student Leader (Spring 2023 – Fall 2023)

* Orientation Leader (Spring 2023 – Summer 2023)

* Pan-Asian Student Services Intern (Summer 2023 – Spring 2024)

* Pan-Asian Mentor Program Family Leader (Summer 2023 – Spring 2024)

The following leadership opportunities receive discounted room and board based on service provided to the Department of Residence Life.

* Resident Assistant (Spring 2023, Fall 2023 – Spring 2024)

* Residence Life Lead (Spring 2023, Fall 2023 – Spring 2024)

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!

First-Generation Survey for Augsburg Faculty and Staff

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In recognition of First-Generation College Celebration Day (Nov. 8), the departments of TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO McNair Scholars, and Multicultural Life will be hosting events that highlight the first-generation college experience during the week of November 7. These events will be geared to students, but all of the Augsburg community is welcome to attend. More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.

In addition to this programming, we’re asking faculty and staff to complete this brief First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey. The information collected will be used to create ongoing resources and support for first-generation students here at Augsburg. Please provide as much information as you’re comfortable sharing.

If you have any questions or comments about this survey or about the Augsburg First-Generation project, please contact Magaly Ortiz, TRIO Student Support Services ( or Lara Crombie, TRIO McNair Scholars Program (

First-Generation Augsburg Community Survey

Trick-or-Treat Yourself 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

Campus Kitchen Give to the Max Campaign

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Why support Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen? In short: we increase access to healthy food, build community through food, and support student leadership development. For Give to the Max Day this year, we are raising funds for two important programs: The Augsburg Campus Cupboard and our Cedar-Riverside food justice initiatives.Your donation will make a significant difference in our ability to meet the growing and diverse food needs of Augsburg’s student body and our neighbors in Cedar Riverside.

Give to The Max

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 and Augsburg Experience and Los Angeles

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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.

Mark Your Calendar – Open Enrollment Begins November 7

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Open Enrollment, the annual period when benefits-eligible employees make their benefit choices for the coming year, begins Monday, November 7 and continues through Friday, November 18. This is the only time of year when you may elect or change your benefits, unless you experience a qualifying life event.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend open enrollment information sessions. The first session will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. in Christensen Center, Marshall Room. If attending virtually, please use the Zoom link below. This 10/26 session focuses on the new health insurance provider, Medica, and discusses the changed network.

o Virtual via Zoom:
o Medica pre-enrollment website:

Mark your calendar to attend the following information sessions.

o 10/26 9am Introduction to Medica – Christensen Center, Marshall Room
o 10/27 2pm HSA Information – Virtual
o 10/31 10:30am General Open Enrollment – Virtual
o 11/2 12pm General Open Enrollment – OGC, Room 100
o 11/7 6pm General Open Enrollment – Virtual

Email with any questions about these events.

Pre-register for the 10/26 Medica session

Event Announcements

Learn More About the Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole

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As Augsburg University supports students to tap into their unique gifts to fulfill their essential purpose through meaningful work, we recognize that organizations have an essential purpose too. The Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole was recently established to support organizations as they carry out their purpose in the world. Through a disciplined process that embraces the organization’s relationships to the larger world, Seeing Things Whole brings together a community of leaders and scholars to analyze and find solutions to critical organizational challenges.

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 12:30pm in Oren Gateway 100 to learn more about Seeing Things Whole and our work is to cultivate whole leaders and thriving organizations to positively impact the common good.

Contact Keri Clifton at or 612-330-1525 with questions.

All Recovery Meeting On Campus: Oren Gateway Center 103 Mondays 7pm, All Welcome

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We’re excited to announce a new on campus meeting for anyone in recovery (of any form), curious about recovery, or have loved ones who struggle with any form of addiction. It is hosted by StepUp students, but is in no way limited to only StepUp students or people with specifically substance abuse issues. This isn’t tied to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) or NA (Narcotics Anonymous), it’s our own format and is completely fluid. We’re open to suggestions of any ways to better the meeting. Our focus is on providing a place to constructively process issues and work on spiritual development, whatever that may look like. It will be every Monday 7-8 in OGC 103, if you have any questions feel free to email me at or stop in to the StepUp office, OGC 204. Please join us, we’d love to have you!

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!

Indigenous Book Club – November 7

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For Native American Heritage Month, American Indian Student Services is sponsoring an Indigenous Book club where we will read A History of Kindness by Linda Hogan. Poems from Linda Hogan explore new and old ways of experiencing the vagaries of the body and existing in harmony with earth’s living beings. Throughout this clear-eyed collection, Hogan tenderly excavates how history instructs the present, and envisions a future alive with hope for a healthy and sustainable world that now wavers between loss and survival. We will meet on Monday, Nov. 7th from 5pm-7pm to discuss the book and have dinner. RSVP is limited to 20 people. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate. You will receive the book after you RSVP. Please direct any questions to

RSVP for the Indigenous Book Club

5 Days Until the Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

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Many students are unaware of the wonderful opportunities in the government and nonprofit sectors and that is why, as a member of the Minnesota College and University Career Services Association (MCUSCA), our career center helps host the Government & Nonprofit Career and Internship Fair. Currently there are 80+ employers registered!

Friday, October 28, 2022
10:00am-3:00pm (employers will be available for you to stop by their booths)

All students who are searching for internships now or in the future.
Students graduating December 2022 or Spring 2023 who are seeking full-time jobs

U of M campus, Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Walk over with Strommen Center staff: Leaving campus at 10:30 am and
11:30 am. (8-minute walk) If interested, meet in the Strommen Center which is located across from Einstein’s in Christensen Center.

If questions, please email

Register and learn more in Handshake

Wednesday – Student Internship and Career Panel

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Are you a business major? Are you curious about the internship process? Save the date and attend the student internship and career discussion panel on Wednesday, October 26th from 5:00-6:00 pm in Hagfors 351. Pizza will be provided.

Hear from a panel of your peers, where they will discuss their internships, offer advice, tips and resources to help you with your internship and job search! Plus, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and network!

Open to all students. Please register on Handshake, so we know how many pizzas to order.

Sponsored by: Augsburg Business Organization & Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Questions? – email or

Register on Handshake

Focused Conversation: Art and Science Project (Thursday)

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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)

Leadership Development Series on Collaborative Leadership (Open to the Public)

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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.

DATE: Friday, November 4

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!

Duh: a Halloween Dance Party – Thursday, October 27

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Get your Halloween on with KFAI and The 90s Preservation Society at DUH! A Halloween Dance Party: featuring MINE, BUTTER BOYS, and THE REAL CHUCK NORAD!

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Show: 7:30 PM CT

This is a FREE show for ALL AGES!

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access Page.

Prospective attendees can RSVP to this event online. Check out this website for more details:

DUH! A Halloween Dance Party

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.

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Augsburg Staff Union: Contract Ratification Vote Tuesday and Wednesday

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Staff Union Colleagues,

After 19 months of bargaining, it is time for us to vote to ratify our historic first union contract!

The Union will hold two ZOOM information and voting sessions. You must attend one of the sessions in order to vote. Vote will be held by private ballot at the end of the information session that reviews the language in the contract. Ratification happens by a simple majority of those who vote.

Tuesday, October 25 at 12-1 pm

Wednesday, October 26 at 7-8 pm

This is our contract – your vote matters! On October 19, you were sent an email with the zoom registration links. If you have not received the email, please contact an Augsburg Staff Union Steward ASAP:

Karen Alexander
Katie Asfeld
Chris Bogen
Elizabeth Charnell
Natalie Jacobson
Katie Lane


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