Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Important: Minneapolis One-Sided Street Parking

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Dear Fellow Auggies,

The City of Minneapolis announced today that starting Thursday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m., the streets of Minneapolis will be one-sided street parking until further notice. This is intended to keep city streets passable for emergency vehicles in light of the heavy snow accumulation this winter. Since many in our community park on the street, we want to make sure you are aware of this change and can plan appropriately.

From the City of Minneapolis announcement:

“When Winter Parking Restrictions begin tomorrow [Thursday], parking will be banned on the EVEN numbered side of non-Snow-Emergency routes until April 1, unless conditions allow the City to lift the ban earlier. Parking is allowed on Snow Emergency routes, parkways, and the ODD numbered side of non-Snow Emergency routes, unless otherwise posted. Drivers parking in Minneapolis must follow these Winter Parking Restrictions, or they could be ticketed and towed.”

Around Murphy Square, there are signs indicating which side is even or odd. More information is available in this story from KARE 11 and from the City of Minneapolis Winter Parking page.

If you have any questions concerning this news, feel free to email

Drive safe everyone,

Branden Bierbaum

Teaching and Learning

Seeking Somali Student Participants for Social Work Survey

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My name is Rayan Macalin. I am a senior social work major and am working on my honors thesis. I am conducting a research study on the relationship between
exposure to substance use among family and community members in childhood and substance use during adolescence in the Somali American community. I am asking participants to complete a brief, anonymous survey about their exposures to substance use in their childhood and their behaviors around substance use in their adolescence. To participate in this study, you must:
● Identify as Somali
● attend Augsburg University

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the link below to access the consent form and the survey.

Faculty Scholarship Grant Applications Now Open

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The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are requesting applications for Scholarship Grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship. Recipients of the Scholarship Grant can receive up to a maximum of $4000 to support their scholarly endeavors between June 1, 2023 – May 15, 2024.

Scholarship Grant applications are due by midnight on Friday, February 24, 2023!

To read the full Request for Proposals and access the application form, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website under “Scholarship Grants” (see link below). As always, please feel free to contact CTL ( any questions that are not answered on that page!

Annual Awards page of the CTL Website

CTL/CWC Zoom Session: Supporting and Responding to Students in Distress

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Our students are struggling with increasingly complex needs and demands, many of which can create barriers and challenges to academic success. Further, because faculty see their students regularly, they are often the first to notice that a student is struggling. This session will focus on helping faculty to identify students in distress by increasing awareness of signs of struggle. We will then share strategies and resources for supporting students when you notice they are struggling.

Please join Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 3:30-4:40pm on Zoom (link below). This session will be recorded and posted on the CTL Home Page.

Zoom Meeting Link

Apply to be a Christensen Scholar

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Christensen Scholars is one of two Public Leader Scholars programs being offered AY 2023. Christensen Scholars will be taught by Christensen Chair Jeremy Myers, and offers students a unique opportunity to explore topics of vocation, service, and how their Christian faith shapes them as leaders.

Christensen Scholars BENEFITS:
Unique opportunities to explore Christian theology & vocation more deeply as a cohort
Earn upper division credit (4 credits) in religion
Seminar setting that is small and supportive
$2,000 scholarship, $1,500 stipend
Opportunities to develop skills related to theological reflection & vocational discernment

If you will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in 2023-2024 you are eligible to apply.

Application are due: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

If you have questions about the Christensen Scholars program, email:

Public Leader Scholar Application

Apply to be an Interfaith Scholar

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The Interfaith Scholars program is one of two Public Leader Scholar opportunities being offered AY 2023. Interfaith Scholars will be taught by Interfaith Institute’s Executive Directors Najeeba Syeed, and offers students a unique opportunity to explore how their worldview/faith(s) shapes them as leaders, as well as build their leadership skills to engage across difference.

Interfaith Scholars BENEFITS:
Unique opportunities to explore interfaith study and learn about diverse religious/spiritual/worldview identities as a cohort
Earn upper division credit (4 credits) in religion
Seminar setting that is small and supportive
$2,000 scholarship
Opportunities to formally develop interfaith leadership skills

If you will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in 2023-2024 you are eligible to apply.

Application are due: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH

If you have questions about the Interfaith Scholars program, email:

Public Leader Scholar Application

Free Trip to Holocaust Museum

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2023 trip will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Applications due February 7, 2023 and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at

*You DO NOT need to be a US citizen*

• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

MINNE Holocaust Fellows

URGO Prehealth Workshop Series

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Augsburg URGO is partnering with Gustavus Adolphus College to provide a virtual workshop series for prehealth students.

Are you planning to apply to a health professions program? This workshop will review important information regarding requirements, timeline, review logistics and provide recommendations for a successful application cycle. Applying does not have to be a complicated process. We will walk you through all you need to know so the application process will go smoothly.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Centralized Application/Letter of Recommendation Virtual Workshop

Future Workshops:
-Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Personal Statement Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Interview Like a Ninja Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop

Email with any questions


URGO Academic–Year Research Funds

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URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. Students are paid $1,200 for 80 hours of research. Research must be completed by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will review proposals on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

URGO On-Campus Research

URGO On-Campus Summer Research – A Great Summer Job

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URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM: All disciplines welcome
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 15th – July 28th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 9th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research or creative activity is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email

URGO On-Campus Research

Scholarship for Rising Juniors Interested in Public Service

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The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service application is now open. The Voyager Scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. Scholars will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college, alleviating the burden of college debt so that students can afford to pursue a career in public service. During the summer between junior and senior year scholars are given $10,000 for an internship or public service activity they create, along with $4,400 in Airbnb housing credit. After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

– Have four (4) semesters left as of Spring 2023
– Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
– Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
– Demonstrate financial need
– Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
– Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident, or DACA

If you have any questions about applying, please email Applications are due March 22nd at 3PM CT.

Voyager Scholarship

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (5)

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

01/23/2023: Program Coordinator, Dean of Students Office
01/20/2023: Maintenance Operator
01/20/2023: Area Coordinator, Residence Life
01/19/2023: Director of Advancement Services
01/18/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist

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Martin Luther King Jr Convocation 2023: We Rise: MLK and Our Voice Coming Alive Feedback

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Thank you everyone for attending the 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation. We hope you all had enjoy it and found it impactful. Please fill out our feedback form, your feedback will help us to create more Martin Luther King Jr. Convocations.

For any questions please contact Pan-Afrikan Student Services Director Kezia Burrows at

Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship- Deadline Monday January 30

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The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially Space Physics & Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Mathematics Education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2023 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, pre-Engineering, or Mathematics/Science Education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 30, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at

Important Student Surveys

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Hello all!

I just want to share these surveys with you all in hopes you have a chance to do them. Over the course of winter break. Please and thank you.

Advisory Grades Survey:

Bike Share Program Survey:

Wellness Course Survey:

Library Hours Survey:

Please fill these out when you are able to do so.

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!

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

Staff Senate/CWC Wellness for Staff Event

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Come join your friends and colleagues for a Wellness event on the afternoon of Thursday February 2 from 1-2:30pm in the Marshall room (located in Christensen Center).

We all know that spring semester and be a very busy and stressful time so Staff Senate invites you for a little break in the day to hear a brief presentation shared by Ellie Olson, Director of CWC for the first half. The last 40 or so minutes will be spent hanging out or playing a board game.

Light snacks (cookies, water, and lemonade) and board games will be provided!

Scholarship Presentation by CRES Candidate

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The Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies will be hosting Dr. Richard Breaux, a candidate for our Black Studies position. Members of the Augsburg community are invited to hear Dr. Breaux give a presentation of his scholarship this Thursday.

WHEN: 8:45-9:45 AM, Thursday, January 26
WHERE: Oren Gateway Center, Room 103

Register for Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans

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Augsburg Campus Ministries invites you to participate in an alternative spring break trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. While in New Orleans, we will be partnering with Rebuilding New Orleans Together, an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life of low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or single head of households with minor children. We will be repairing homes and will have time to explore the city!
Registration: Registration is open for Alternative Spring Break. $100 fee due upon registration
Registration Process:
Complete registration form 2023 Registration
Bring $100 registration fee and copy of health insurance card to Janice Dames in Campus Ministry Office, 104 Foss
Dates of Trip: March 11-18, 2023
Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $275, includes lodging, transportation, and most meals. Please register by February 17, 2023. Please let us know if the cost presents a barrier to participation for you.
Sponsored By: Campus Ministry
Questions: Contact Pastoral Intern, Hannah Sackett at or Pastor John Schwehn at or stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104
The trip is available as an Augsburg Experience. Please indicate on the online registration form if you would like this to be an Augsburg Experience and contact Pastor John Schwehn.
Stop by the Alternative Spring Table in Christensen this morning. Pastor John and Hannah Sackett will be available for questions from 9:00 to 11 am this morning.

Registration Form

Event Announcements

TODAY – The Cedar and The Great Northern Present Joe Rainey: Niineta

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The Cedar and The Great Northern Present JOE RAINEY: NIINETA

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Doors: 7:00 PM/Show: 7:30 PM CT
All Ages, mixed seated and standing in The Cedar Cultural Center
$27 Advance*, $32 Day of Show
*Augsburg students receive a 20% discount!

This is a seated and standing show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online.


“You’ve never heard anything quite like Joe Rainey’s avant-garde Pow Wow music.” – Pitchfork

Niineta, Joe Rainey’s debut album on 37d03d, is a landmark in modern Indigenous music. These are bold, electrifying songs that recontextualize the ancient Pow Wow sound in strange, new in-between places. Each note conveys a clear message, no matter the inflection: We’re still here. The songs that make up Niineta (translated from Ojibwe, meaning ‘Just Me’) start with Andrew Broder’s churning avant-garde beats, configured and hand-made to support Joe’s original melodies, tunes written from a lifetime of competitive Pow Wow singing and drum group archiving. All of this is embraced by and interwoven with celestial strings, arranged by Broder and William Brittelle, performed by “dream group” (The New York Times) Owls, giving Joe’s melodies an ecstatic lift. Visuals for the show will be provided by experimental filmmaker Isaac Gale, who has collaborated with Rainey, Broder, and Brittelle on multiple projects.

The Cedar

Driver’s License for All Youth Meeting

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Join us for a youth community meeting this Friday 27th at 6:30 pm for Driver’s License for All to organize and prepare for the House of Representatives floor debate. Help us past the bill and be part of organizing for future actions! Please come, everyone is welcome and there will be snacks!!!

2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404- Friday 27th @ 6:30 pm

Ven a la junta de jovenes para las Licencias para Todes este Viernes 27th a las 6:30 pm para organizar y preparar actiones para el debate de la Camara de Representates este Lunes 30 a las 3:30 pm. Ayudanos a que el projecto de ley de las Licencias para Todes pase! Habran aperitivos, Todes son bienvenides!

2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404- Friday 27th @ 6:30 pm

For more Information check out the Minnesota Immigrant Movement FB page:


Crip Camp Film Screening and Discussion

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Join CLASS and Lindell Library for a free film screening and discussion of Crip Camp. Crip Camp details a significant snapshot in the Disability Civil Rights Movement. Through the lives of activists in the 1970s, we learn about commitment to equal access and unwavering activism.

Date and time: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 3 pm to 6 pm

Location: Lindell Library, Room 301

Snacks will be provided!

Questions? Email Paul at

Note: Faculty/Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing. See you there!

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Fatigue Fighters Wellness Challenge: Sign Up Before Friday 5pm Deadline

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What if you could conquer fatigue and hit the ‘reset’ for more energy? How might your day – even your life – look different?

Our first wellbeing challenge is called FATIGUE FIGHTERS and will focus on the culprits that zap energy, along with some new and even geeky tips to help you feel great and experience your most energized self!

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate.

Challenge Dates: 1/30 – 2/26 (4 weeks). Click below for details, and you’ll find the sign-up link at the bottom.

**The deadline for registration is 5:00pm FRIDAY.**

-Brought to you by your new Wellbeing, Health, and Wellness Task Force (more info to come!)

Questions? Contact Charlotte Swanson:

Fatigue Fighters Wellness Challenge: Free and Open to Everyone

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