Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Dome Coming Down: Parking Impacts Tuesday–Wednesday

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Spring is officially here: Augsburg’s dome is coming down this week. Contractors from Yeadon will be on campus Monday through Wednesday, April 17–19 to remove the dome and ready Edor Nelson Field for spring and summer use. Working with Augsburg Facilities and Athletic Facilities staff, crews will remove lighting and other fixtures on Monday, take the dome down on Tuesday, and re-install bleachers, wind screens, field pads, and goal posts on Wednesday. On-street parking on streets bordering the dome (Butler and 23rd) will be unavailable Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19.

Teaching and Learning

Come to the Writing Center for Your Final Papers and Projects

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The Writing Center is open!
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-7pm and Monday- Thursday 2-7pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

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

For more information, please visit our website

Still Seeking Fulbright Applicants to Study, Research or Teach Abroad

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Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, or study abroad for a year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.

To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country

If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.

If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by contacting To streamline the scheduling process, please provide general days and times that work for you to meet. Meetings typically run about an hour long, but if you decide you need a follow up meeting, we are happy to help schedule a second meeting.

Fulbright Website

General Education Survey and Update

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Dear Augsburg Community,

A lot has changed since the current general education was approved in 2002. We invite you to share your thoughts about learning goals for a revised general education curriculum in a brief Goals of General Education survey, ideally by Tuesday, April 25th and no later than Monday, May 1st at 5pm. Initial findings will be shared during the April 26th faculty meeting. Finalized results will be available in the online resources linked below by the end of May.

Goals of General Education Survey:


+GenEd(it) Group reviewed AAC&U essential learning outcomes and discussed goals/learning outcomes for a revised general education

+Developed the online Goals of General Education survey

+Initial planning for a Staff General Education Revision Advisory group


April: Goals of General Education survey preliminary results to be shared during the 4/26 faculty meeting

May: General Education revision Days in May workshop


GenEd(it) Comment Box:

Summary of the comments received thus far:

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page:

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:

With gratitude,

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)

Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Elaine Eschenbacher, Rukia Gesaade, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit

Questions? Please contact Stacy Freiheit, General Education Director, at

Get Puffy Stickers for Visiting the Library’s Karst and Water Pollution Exhibit

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Lindell Library hosts an informational exhibit about the karst geology of southeastern Minnesota, which includes the Twin Cities area. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to communicate the unique challenges for keeping groundwater clean in karst regions. It explores some of the sources of water pollution and what all of us can do to ensure safe drinking water and healthy streams.

Stop by the exhibit in the Learning Commons on the street level of the library through the end of the semester and finals to view the exhibit. Take a quick quiz on the material and receive puffy stickers as a prize! While supplies last.

Questions? Paul Lai,

Auggie Life Info

Full-Time Faculty: Only 3 Seats Left for the Scholarly Writing Retreat in May

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Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat at the Dunrovin Retreat Center. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. There is no cost to you for this retreat — The Center for Teaching and Learning will cover room and board (and WiFi). We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 14th and ends at 3:00 pm on Tuesday May 16th. Space is limited to 18 full-time faculty members.

To find out more about the Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat and to complete a registration form, click the link below. If you have any other questions, please contact CTL at

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat Information and Registration

Full-Time Faculty: Only 2 Seats Remaining for the Integrated Course Design Workshop in May

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Participating in the Integrated Course Design (ICD) Workshop will change the way you think about teaching. It is offered to encourage faculty to develop their knowledge and skills in evidence-based, equitable, engaging, and holistic course design. Based on the work of L. Dee Fink, the workshop is designed to offer participants a reframing of their work from “teacher” to “designers of learning experiences.” More than a collection of different teaching strategies, integrated course design is an overall system for thinking about how all course elements and strategies intersect with one another to create significant learning experiences for students — experiences which engage students with your content and lead to changes in the way they live in and understand the world.

When: Wed May 17; Thu May 18; Wed May 24; Thu May 25 ; 9am-Noon all days
Where: Augsburg University Campus
Who: All full-time Augsburg faculty members are eligible to apply for one of the 8 seats in the workshop. Those accepted into the ICD Workshop will receive a $1000 stipend to support work on their course over the Summer.
How: Integrated Course Design (ICD) Grant Application

Integrated Course Design (ICD) Grant Application

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

04/13/2023: Staff Accountant
04/10/2023: Assistant Registrar For Curriculum
04/10/2023: 2nd Shift Custodian

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Therapy Referral Database – MiResource

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Augsburg’s Center for Wellness & Counseling is now partnering with MiResource, a free database of mental health providers in the community. The database lists providers that Augsburg has invited to join the database, as well as a more extended community of providers that other local universities have invited (toggle from “My Community” to “All Resources” to get the more extended network of providers). You can filter providers by your specific care needs, insurance/payment options, provider identity, and location.

MiResource Therapy Referral Database

Political Targeting Survey

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Hello, my name is Amanda Todd. I am an undergraduate student in the Communication Studies, Film and New Media Department at Augsburg University. I am doing an Honors research project for my New Media major.

You are invited to participate in a research study about political targeting targeting on Twitter during the 2016 election cycle . This project is unfunded. You were selected as a possible subject because you might have a Twitter account. If you agree to be in this study, I will ask you to click on the link below and complete a quick survey about if you saw certain conspiracy theories or pieces of fake news in 2016 with 14 questions that should take approximately 10 minutes.

Your participation will be anonymous and you will not be contacted again in the future. You will not be paid for being in this study. This survey involves minimal risk to you. The benefits, however, may impact society by helping increase knowledge about future political targeting on social media. You do not have to be in this study if you do not want to be. You do not have to answer any question that you do not want to answer for any reason. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about this study. If you have further questions about this project or if you have a research-related problem you may contact me, Amanda Todd at or my advisor, Jenny Hanson, at 612-327-0014 or The completion of this survey implies your consent to participate. If you choose to participate, please complete the survey by clicking the link.

Political Targeting Survey

Student Position: Join the Environmental Stewardship Team This Summer

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Do you care about the environment? Do you want to be part of a dynamic, diverse team making positive change for people and planet? Then work on the Environmental Stewardship Team! We are hiring a few undergraduate student workers to join our team this summer with the potential for employment to continue into the schoolyear. Students can expect to work 8-15 hours per week on projects connected to the community garden, ShareShop, and beyond. Please review the job description before applying. Candidates must be work study eligible (email with questions about your financial aid package).

Questions? Contact Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer (

Review the job description & apply here!

Event Announcements

Tuesday, April 18 11:50am-1:30pm Connecting in the Face of Climate Change

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On Tuesday April 18th from 11:50am-1:30pm, after Earth Month chapel, join us in exploring ways to address climate anxiety through connective practices. Gather together with other members of the Augsburg community to explore place-based practices for reconnecting with ourselves, each other, and the rest of the natural world. We will start with a brief introduction and then tour the Augsburg Urban Arboretum together, stopping along the way to experiment with practices for remembering and restoring connections to the larger communities of which we are a part, as well as with our own sense of grounding and vitality. A locally-sourced bag lunch from Laune Bread will be provided. Event limited to 15 participants.

Location: Meet in the lobby of Hoversten Chapel
*This event does involve walking/rolling around campus.

Contact: Christine Oliver, Counselor at the Center for Wellness & Counseling (

Please RSVP for this event here.

Thursday, April 20 3:30-5:30pm Community Clean-up Competition

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On Thursday April 20th from 3:30-5:30pm, welcome in the spring by taking action to clean up trash and recycling on campus and in the surrounding community! We will be splitting off into teams from campus for the clean-up and then celebrating the action with lunch in Murphy Square. Join a student organization or athletic team, or create your own team of friends to compete for gift cards to local businesses!

Meet in the Urness & Mortensen Lobby

Contact: Maya Merritt, EAC Officer (

Earth Month event info can be found here!

PsyD Panel Tomorrow

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Hello everyone!

Please join us for the Augsburg Psychological Association’s last meeting of the year. We will be joined by students from Augsburg’s PsyD program to learn more about their program. We will also be hosting an election for next year’s officers so please stay afterwards. There will be pizza!

Time: Tuesday 5:30-6:30
Location: OGC 202

Sign up on Auggie life:

Disability In the Workplace: Tips on Getting the Job You Want and the Accommodations You Need

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Have you ever wondered how having a disability may affect your internship, summer job, or career after graduation? Should you even tell employers you have
a disability? What can you do if you experience discrimination?
Join the CLASS office on Thursday, April 20, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Lindell Library 202. During this session, we’ll discuss tools for successfully getting
and keeping your dream job or internship! The presenter, Kathleen McGillivray, has a disability herself and will share her career successes, funny moments,
and lessons learned along the way.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to meaningfully participate in this event, please email

AU Wellness Hike / Meet and Greet

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Event Address: Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 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.

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.

We will start our hike promptly at 2:05 pm.

RSVP to let us know you can make it!

Volunteers Needed Wednesday, April 19

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Volunteer to help Auggies move large items out of their Residence Halls to the ShareShop!

This spring, ShareShop, Augsburg’s on campus Free Store, and Residence Life are partnering to collect donations from spring Move Out for the ShareShop to be redistributed to students, staff, and faculty over the summer and during next school year. This donation program will reduce waste generated by Move Out and support our students, staff, and faculty in need of furniture, clothing, and more.

On April 19th, from 3 – 5 pm we are looking for volunteers to join the ShareShop team and RLife to help move large items (such as couches, desks, tables, shelves, etc) from student rooms to the ShareShop. We ask that volunteers are able to lift up to 50 pounds and can commit to at least 1 hour of volunteering in this time frame. Carts and dollies will be available for moving large items.

If you’d like to volunteer, please sign up below. After you sign up, you will receive an email with day of instructions.

Food will be provided for volunteers after to show our appreciation : )

Questions? Email:

Thank you for supporting Augsburg’s community and the environment!

Move Out 2023 Volunteer Sign Up

Week 3 Earth Month Events

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April is Earth Month at Augsburg! Join the Environmental Action Committee, the Environmental Stewardship team, and other Earth Month partners to learn, advocate, and celebrate. View a full list of events and partners at

View longer event descriptions at

This week’s events include…

Monday 4/17
Sewing in the ShareShop
10:30 am -12 pm
Science Hall 8B

Tuesday 4/18
Earth Month Chapel: A Multicultural Exploration of Stewardship
11:30 – 11:50 am
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Connecting in the Face of Climate Change
11:50 am – 1:30 pm
Meet in the lobby of Hoversten Chapel

Friday 4/21
Bike, Walk, Roll to Campus Day!
All day!

Earth Month Chapel: Blessing of the Bikes
10:40 – 11am
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

CASUS and EAC Bike Workshop
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Murphy Square

Question? Looking for more information? Email:

Honors Convocation – Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m., Hoversten Chapel

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Join us in celebrating students who have earned Latin honors, departmental honors, and/or who are members of a national or international honor society. All are welcome. Faculty members, please plan to arrive by 3:30 pm, as the processional line-up will form at 3:45 pm in the Arnold Atrium and please robe if you wish to join the ceremonial procession for this event.

For more information about this celebration, email

Tuesday, April 18 11:30-11:50am Earth Month Chapel: A Multicultural Exploration of Stewardship

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This Earth Month chapel is a time to reflect on what drives you to take care of the Earth. Students from multiple faith backgrounds will speak on their environmental vocation and how their faith or spiritual beliefs promote stewardship.

Stay after chapel for Connecting in the Face of Climate Change event from 11:50am-1:30pm in exploring ways to address climate anxiety through connective practices. A bag lunch provided with registration, meet in the lobby.

Earth Month 2023 Events

Keeping Track of Auggies

Bon Voyage, Zoe Barany

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Zoe Barany ‘23, Environmental Studies, was named a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to the Czech Republic for the 2023-2024 academic year. Zoe has served as Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Coordinator for several years, and is currently a Teaching Assistant for the Environmental Sustainability Living Learning Community. Zoe was a Sabo Scholar and has won numerous leadership awards. Last summer, Zoe conducted research at the University of Minnesota, and this summer will be a Conservation Scholar at Yale University.

Upon returning from Fulbright, Zoe plans to obtain a Master in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. Congratulations, Zoe!


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