Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg Web Updates on December 22

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On December 22, 2022, we will be performing a technical update to As a result, we are asking everyone to refrain from making any webpage updates on 12/22/2022. If you make updates on that day, they will need to be resubmitted on 12/23/2022 because the updates won’t carry over during the technical update. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jasvir Singh, web manager, at

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.

Teaching and Learning

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

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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.

General Announcements

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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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

Campus Kitchen Updates

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– Winter break is here, which means that Campus Cupboard has winter break hours! We will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12- 4 pm in Anderson 26.

-The Food Lab hours during winter break will be every Monday and Wednesday from 1-4 pm in Hagfors 108.

– Need assistance to apply for SNAP? Campus Kitchen can help! Make an appointment here:

– Want more food resources near campus? Check this out:

– Looking for a way to support Auggies this holiday season? Pick out a needed item from Campus Kitchen’s Community Registry. The registry includes items students have requested for the Food Lab on campus as well as nonperishable goods for students living on campus over winter break :

– Stay updated by following our Instagram page @ck.augsburg

Event Announcements

Soomaal House of Art 2022 Year-End Fundraiser TONIGHT

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Soomaal House of Art cordially invites you to our 2022 year-end fundraiser and celebration on Fri, December 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM! A night with artists filled with laughter, art, and good food!

This one-night-only event gives you an opportunity to purchase unique artwork created by local Soomaal Artists. The fundraiser will be exhibiting a wide range of works including photographs, paintings, and prints available for purchase. You will also have a chance to connect with the Artists involved! Your support on that night will not only help our local artists further in their practice but would also provide our community with valuable art experiences.
Soomaal is an artist-led organization based in Minneapolis. An art space that is dedicated to creativity, exploration, experimentation, and community engagement. All of our exhibitions are accessible to the public, free of charge, and artists do not pay to exhibit their work at Soomaal.
Thanks to the countless support provided by our community members over the years. We are grateful for your consideration and generosity.

With gratitude,
Soomaal Team

Register on Eventbrite, tickets are $25.00.

Join Us Tomorrow: Wellness Hike/Meet and Greet for AU Students and Their Families

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Event Address: Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
Saturday, December 17th at 3:00 pm
Contact us at 507-923-4203 or

All Adult Undergraduate program students, their families, and leashed pets are invited to join us for an off-campus hike/meet & greet at Moir Park in Bloomington, MN.

We will meet by picnic shelter #1, located in between both playgrounds. Free parking is available and the trail is wheelchair accessible, although winter conditions may impact accessibility. Please get in touch with the City of Bloomington about the conditions of the trail.

The weather will be chilly, so dress accordingly. We plan to hike for about 30-40 minutes, but of course, you are welcome to stay as long as you want!

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Becky White at Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

RSVP to let us know if you can make it.

We will start our hike promptly at 3:05 pm.

RSVP For Event

Reading Recommendations From Your Librarians

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As we slide into the holiday break, Lindell Library’s staff are here to help you find a good book to read for fun (or to find the perfect gift for a book lover in your life).

You can get recommendations a few ways:

1) Stop by Lindell Library’s learning commons on the street level for in-person recommendations next week! Look for Paul at the reference desk Tuesday (12/20/22) and Wednesday (12/21/22), 3-4 pm.

2) Hop on Zoom to talk to Paul on Tuesday (12/20/22) and Wednesday (12/21/22), 3-4 pm:

3) Fill out this form for emailed recommendations:

Finally, you can bookmark our webpage for book recommendations for updates throughout the year:

Happy reading!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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