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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Urness Hall Electrical Upgrades, December 19–21

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Next week, technicians will replace Urness Hall’s existing fuse boxes with circuit breakers—an upgrade that will modernize the current system and streamline electrical service going forward. From December 19–21, power will be shut off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on three floors per day to complete these upgrades. The upgrades will take place on floors 1-3 on Monday, 4-6 on Tuesday, and 7-9 on Wednesday. Residence Life will communicate to any students on campus about the daily schedule.

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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

Faculty: Apply for Travel Funds by January 1 for Travel March-May 2023

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If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) March 2023 through May 2023, the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is January 1, 2023. Because this is a holiday, please make sure your applications are in early!!

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than January 3, 2023. 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

Importing Content Into Your Spring 2023 Courses

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Spring semester is quickly approaching, and in preparation for this, your E-learning team is here to help you import content into your Spring 2023 courses.

For importing a class from Fall 2021 onwards, you can use the import tool, located within the Administration block. Please note that you need to be an instructor for both the source and destination courses. If you aren’t the instructor for both courses, please contact your LFC or Susan Hadjiyanis, Instructional Design Technologist (contact information at bottom).

Find more information on the import tool below:

For importing a class prior to Fall 2021, you can use the Archive block. You are able to import content as far back as Fall 2017. If you need to import from a course prior to that, please contact your LFC or Instructional Design Technologist.

Find more information about using the Archive block below:

After importing content into your Spring 2023 course, you also might want to hide what students are able to view. You can find information about hiding individual resources/activities, topic sections, and/or an entire course below:

For additional help, contact your LFC or Instructional Design Technologist.

The Writing Center is Open for One More Day

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The Writing Center is open for one more day!
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.

We will close for the Fall semester on December 16th.

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

General Announcements

New Staff Position: Program Coordinator – MN Urban Debate League (Temporary Position)

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This is a full-time temporary position, intended to conclude May 26, 2023.

The Program Coordinator is a key member of our program team. They join our Program Director and Program Manager in the daily management of the Minnesota Urban Debate League and the 40+ partner schools.

Primary Responsibilities:’

– Recruit, train and support teacher-coaches and community coaches; can include making short pitches at faculty or department meetings, networking with teachers, and broad spectrum outreach.
– Provide teacher support and professional development through technical assistance site visits at practices.
– Provide support to a portfolio of schools across our programs: MSHSL Debate (primarily policy debate), Middle School Policy Debate, Spanish Debate (middle and high school), East African Debate (middle and high school), and Financial Literacy Leadership Debates (high school girls and gender non-binary students.)
– Team lead on one community leadership program: Spanish, East African, or Financial Literacy Leadership Debates.
– Assist in the planning, preparation, and directing of MNUDL debate tournaments and workshops (can include tabbing, judge training, and volunteer management); will eventually direct tournaments on their own with support.
– Assist in creating written curriculum and material for teachers and students.
– Motivate all members of our school communities to embrace debate and the school’s debate team; meet with school administration in addition to teachers.
– Work with other team members regarding tournament and program logistics (volunteers, tournament and judge fees, busing, food, etc.
– Assist with data reports through Salesforce database as needed.
– Support summer debate institute through teaching students, providing professional development to junior staff, or assisting with camp logistics.

Additional Responsibilities

– Assist with events, outreach, board relationships, development and marketing as needed.
– Provide logistic support as needed (busing, tournament logistics, food)
– Additional duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.

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New Staff Positions This Week (6)

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The following Augsburg staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

12/13/2022: Program Coordinator – MN Urban Debate League (Temporary Position)
12/13/2022: Graduate Assistant Women’s Volleyball
12/12/2022: Maintenance Operator
12/09/2022: C3 Fellows Health Care Program Manager
12/09/2022: Assistant Groundskeeper
12/08/2022: Groundskeeper

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New Staff Position: Graduate Assistant Women’s Volleyball

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Primary Responsibilities : Under the direction of the Head Coach

– Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to program recruiting plan, pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations.

– Perform all practice coaching responsibilities, analyze film and facilitate team meetings.

– Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and sport-specific skills on both an individual and team basis.

– Teach, advise and mentor student-athletes on life-skills.

– Monitor and support academic progress of student-athletes/teams to exceed athletic department standards; intervenes with appropriate corrective action as needed.

– Maintain acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution.

Additional Responsibilities

– Assist with budget management, fundraising, travel planning and program organization as assigned.

– Assist with Alumni/parent communication and involvement, including organizing events as appropriate.

– Assist with organizing and participating in team community-service event(s).

– Assist with camps and clinics.

– Supervise student workers, if applicable.

– All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).

Terms of Fellowship:

– The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program

– The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for a minimum of two (2) courses per-term (6 credits).

– The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, or is not able to maintain satisfactory academic standing, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow.

– The Fellow will receive full tuition benefits. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc.

– In addition to full tuition benefits, the fellow will receive a $6,000 annual stipend.

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Get Your Art Published: Literary and Arts Submission Now Open 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 films, animation, video, or music. If your kind of art isn’t listed, submit it anyway. 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!

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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Next semester Campus Ministry will have various different volunteer opportunities to help programs and organizations around the twin cities. If you have an interest in being involved and would like to receive emails about the different opportunities please fill out the form linked below! You can email Pastor John or Cynthia with any questions.

This is a great chance to get involved in your community and meet new people!

Event Announcements

Staff/Faculty Holiday Party TODAY – Still Happening

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Faculty and Staff Holiday Party: Comfy and Joy

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 3–5 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Capel

Attend the annual faculty and staff holiday party! Celebrate the completion of a successful semester and the holiday season with colleagues on campus.

Light food and beverages will be provided.

If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email

A couple ways to support our community this holiday season:
-Consider bringing nonperishable food or hygiene product donations for Campus Cupboard. Or, check out the online gift registry here:

-Looking for gift ideas? Check out Augsburg Local’s holiday gift guide to support local businesses.

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