Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Monday: Temporary Steam and Hot Water Shut Off

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On Monday, December 12, steam and hot water will be temporarily shut off for the majority of campus in order to repair a steam line in Si Melby Hall starting at 8:00 a.m.

Service will be restored when the repair is completed, no later than 10:00 a.m.

Hagfors Center, Luther Hall, and Oren Gateway Center will not be affected.

Teaching and Learning

The Writing Center is Open During Finals Week

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The Writing Center is open during finals week!
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

We are here to give you feedback on all of your final papers and projects.

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

Mentoring Program for New (and New-ish) Faculty Launch

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The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg (aka CTL) is launching a Faculty Mentoring Program for recently-hired faculty. The mentoring program will begin in January-February 2023, and all full-time, tenure track faculty members who began at Augsburg in Spring 2020 or later are welcome to register to participate in this inaugural cohort. To indicate your interest, please complete the Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form posted below. We will use the information provided on the form to recruit experienced faculty mentors that align with your needs and priorities. To ensure a place in this program, please submit your form no later than Friday, December 23, 2022.

We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all our new-ish faculty! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at or

Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form

Are You a Prehealth Student?

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The Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity, or URGO Office, has a Prehealth Sciences Newsletter, with opportunities for research, volunteering, shadowing, and test prep resources. We also advertise events on campus, such as personal statement, interview prep, and general prehealth advising workshops.

If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, please email to be added to the subscriber list.

Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

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The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicant in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:
Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:
• Check out the Boren website ( to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff:
• Let us know your interest by contacting Maren Stoddard Mack ( or URGO staff ( by November 28th.
• Send application essay drafts to – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.
Final applications are due February 1st!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

Fine-Tune Your Gradebook Before Finals

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Your E-learning team is ready to help with any last minute adjustments to your Moodle gradebook. Below are a few tips to ensure your grades are clear and accurate for both you and your students.

By default, empty grades are not included in Moodle Gradebook calculations; only entered grades are included. This means that if instructors want students to have an accurate understanding of their progress in a course, a value must be inserted into the points window. If students have not submitted an assignment, instructors can insert a 0 (rather than leaving the place blank) to affect the final grade. Below is a link that explains how to quickly add zeros for all students who haven’t already received a grade for an activity.

Did you know you can view a percentage or letter grade in the course total for easy review? Customize your course total display in your Grader Report to show points, percentage or a letter grade. You can even display two of these at once!

For additional help, contact your LFC or Susan Hadjiyanis, Instructional Design Technologist

General Announcements

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due TODAY by Noon

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Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Today, 12/09 to be processed for the Friday, 12/16 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms, for example.

Supervisors: Please approve timesheets by today at 4:30PM.

If you have any questions, please email
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Donate New and Gently Used Hats and Mittens

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Augsburg PA students are collecting donations for Face to Face, an organization that supports youth experiencing homelessness, or at risk for homelessness. Help out and pitch in with gently used hats and mittens in infant and adult sizes.

Now until December 12th

Donate directly to our offices on the 5th floor of Riverside Park Plaza, or email to schedule a pick up

Check out our Flyer for more!

URGO Offering Travel Grants for Student Researchers

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URGO has a limited amount if travel funding to award this academic year. URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or x1447.

URGO Travel Website

Is Success on Your Christmas List? 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

Campus Kitchen Updates

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– Need other food resources near campus? Check out the link below to find locations that work for you!

– Gingerbread Cookie Workshop this Monday 12/12 at 4:30 PM in Hagfors 108. Everyone is welcomed! RSVP:

– Check out our Community Registry. Products will be used for students and the food lab.


Literary and Arts Submission Open December 10 for Thó Wiŋ Magazine

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Are you an artist or writer who wants to have your work published? Well, here’s your chance. Thó Wiŋ Magazine is curating their annual literary and arts publication. This opportunity is open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else in the Augsburg community. We accept art of all kinds: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting/playwriting, other prose, visual arts including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, multi-media, photographs of sculptures or ceramics. We can create and print QR codes for short film, animation, video, or music. If your kind of art isn’t listed, submit it anyways. Thó Wiŋ Magazine will put a printed book together and distribute on campus for free. You can submit up to five different works across any genre. Submissions open December 10th and will close February 1st. 🙂 Visit or click the link.

Submit your art to TWM here

Event Announcements

Chapel: Hygiene Kits for Central Commons

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for our final chapel service of the semester. Katie Clark, Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of Health Commons, will share a message in chapel, and Katie Lane, Assistant Director, CLASS Office, will sing a solo from the Messiah. The Augsburg baseball team will help pack hygiene kits to donate to people experiencing homelessness.

TOMORROW: Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party at The Cedar Cultural Center

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The Cedar and TAMU Events present MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY! A holiday celebration featuring the contemporary African sound taking over the world. Featuring local DJs and artists. Hosted by Fanaka Nation.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Event Start: 8:00 PM CT
All Ages Standing Show
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access Page:
General Admission tickets are available online:

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Water Heater for Sale

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Richmond water heater for sale. Used one year. Great super hot water for multiple showers, dishwashing, laundry use all at same time. Was approximately $600 new. Selling for $275 or best offer (flexible on price). Must come to my house and get it out of the basement. I can send you a photo. We only stopped using it cause we installed a water/heat boiler system last month and no longer need a water heater.