Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

No Postings

Teaching and Learning

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

submitted by

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,

General Education Survey and Update

submitted by

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

Full-Time Faculty: Only 1 Seat Remaining for the Integrated Course Design Workshop in May

submitted by

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

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

submitted by

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

Save the Date: Development Days in May are May 9 – May 11, 2023

submitted by

Each year the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) create and coordinate Augsburg’s Development Days in May (DDM, formerly 3 Days in May). These three days are set-aside to allow faculty (and others) to participate in professional development opportunities on campus at no cost. This year, DDM will take place Tuesday May 9 through Thursday May 11, 8:30-3:00 pm each day. Morning sessions will typically take place on campus in person and afternoon sessions will be offered over Zoom.

Look for a preliminary schedule and program to be posted next week! If you have any questions or are interested in offering a session, please contact CTL at

Congratulations to our 2023 Distinguished Contribution Award Winners

submitted by

The five faculty recipients of Augsburg’s 2023 Distinguished Contribution Awards were announced at the April 12th faculty meeting and will be formally recognized at the Faculty Recognition Reception on April 28th. Please congratulate them when you see them on campus — especially Dr. Vela-McConnell who made Augsburg history as the first person to receive all three Distinguished Contribution awards (Scholarship 2012, Service 2012, and Teaching 2023)!

Special Award: Excellence in Leadership
Andy Aoki, Ph.D.
Political Science

Excellence in Scholarship
Jayoung Koo, Ph.D.
Business Administration

Excellence in Service
Ankita Deka, Ph.D.
Social Work

Excellence in Teaching – Adjunct Faculty
Jessica Ennis, M.S.

Excellence in Teaching
James Vela-McConnell, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty: Anti-Racist Pedagogy Workshop Is Now Full

submitted by

The ARP Workshop is offered to encourage full-time faculty to build on their personal reflection and education about racial inequities by learning about and implementing evidence-based, inclusive, anti-racist pedagogy.

When: Thu May 4; Fri May 5; 9am-Noon both days
Where: Augsburg University Campus
Who: All full-time Augsburg faculty members
The Antiracist pedagogy workshop is now full and anybody who would like to be on the waiting list should contact directly. Thanks!

Still Seeking Fulbright Applicants to Study, Research, or Teach Abroad

submitted by

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

Come to the Writing Center for Your Final Papers and Projects

submitted by

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 will be open during Finals week. The center will close for the semester on April 27th.

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

For more information, please visit our website

General Announcements

Nominate Your Colleagues and/or Yourself for Staff Senate

submitted by

Staff Senate nominations are now open! Please nominate any colleague who you think would be a great fit! The deadline to nominate is Friday, April 28. After which a ballot will sent out in early May.

New Staff Positions This Week (4)

submitted by

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

04/14/2023: Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communication
04/13/2023: Staff Accountant
04/10/2023: Assistant Registrar For Curriculum
04/10/2023: 2nd Shift Custodian

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Student Position: Join the Environmental Stewardship Team This Summer

submitted by

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!

El MNUDL Está Buscando Jueces para el Debate en Español—Pagamos $55 por Torneo

submitted by

¿Quiere marcar una diferencia y promover el uso del español para los jóvenes? El Minnesota Urban Debate League está buscando jueces para el debate en español!

El debate empodera a los jóvenes a ser líderes en sus comunidades por el debate competitivo.

Pagamos $55 por torneo para juzgar el debate en español con el MN Urban Debate League. No necesita experiencia en el debate – proveemos entrenamiento antes de cada torneo.

Buscamos jueces entre las 4:00 pm y las 6:30 pm el:

jueves, 13 de abril (Washburn High School)
jueves, 20 de abril (Highland Park High School)
jueves, 27 de abril (Roosevelt High School)
jueves, 4 de mayo (Augsburg University)
jueves, 11 de mayo (Augsburg University)

Haga clic aquí para inscribirse.

Por favor, comparta este email con sus colegas, amigos, clientes, y comunidad. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede mandar un correo electrónico a

¡Esperamos escuchar de usted pronto!

Know a High School or Middle School Student Who Needs Affordable Summer Camp? Check Out MDAW

submitted by

The Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) is the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Summer Speech & Debate Camp.

This year, we are offering 15 camps for middle and high school students. These day camps are hosted in-person at Augsburg University in Minneapolis and include:

• Policy Debate
• Lincoln Douglas
• Public Forum
• Speech (now with high school option!)
• Student Congress/Congressional Debate
• Basic Debate & Argumentation

We have Quick Start, 10 Day, and 15 Day sessions for several of these camps. Find information here:

IMPORTANT: We don’t want finances to be a barrier to participation!

MDAW is committed to providing financial aid for students who apply during registration. The priority date is April 23rd. There are two ways to get scholarships:

1) If the student has a C or higher average and is free and reduced lunch eligible, they can get up to $1,000 in camp tuition from the Office of Higher Education.

2) If the student is facing other financial difficulties, but doesn’t meet that criteria, they can still apply for financial aid and earn $$ to attend via MNUDL. Payment plans are also available.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at

Learn more and sign up:

No Experience Required: Earn $$ Judging East African Debates for the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by

Paid Opportunity: Seeking Judges for the East African Debate League, $55/Tournament

We Need YOUR Help To Judge Upcoming East African Debate Tournaments!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students. We have an upcoming opportunity for folks who want to earn extra money while doing good for the community.

The East African Debate season is coming soon! In this program, middle and high school students from the East African community debate a topic they choose that is central to their identity and life in the Twin Cities.

We are seeking judges to volunteer in person on weeknights in schools across the Twin Cities, paid $55 per tournament. The East African Debate tournaments will be held on Tuesday, April 25th and Tuesday, May 9th. Please sign up on these dates to initiate the signup process!

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

submitted by

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

Radical Self Care in Uncertain Times with Dr. Joi Lewis, May 9

submitted by

Title: Find Calm in Chaos: Radical Self-Care in Uncertain Times

Date: Tues., May 9th

Time: 1:30-3:00

Location: virtual

For a variety of reasons, employees across the globe are feeling deep levels of burnout and languishing that, for many, has led to “quiet quitting” or literal quitting. We know that these challenges are often experienced even more acutely by BIPOC and non-majority employees, who exist within systems of oppression and who are often called on to do the work of dismantling those systems in more emotionally laborious ways. Given the increasing complexity of our work, as well as the emotional toll of the last handful of years, many Augsburg employees have expressed desire for opportunity for connection, engagement, and time to prioritize professional and personal care. This session, provided with the support of President Pribbenow and the Health and Well-Being Task Force, offers space for employees to take time out of the demand for productivity to intentionally focus on the health and well-being of ourselves as individuals within the Augsburg community.

From Dr. Lewis:

This session is a gift of time and space to take a deep breath together in community. We explore practices of Radical Self-Care and being “awake” that help create space for wellness, and thereby interrupt the effects of toxic stress and trauma, especially related to the world pandemic and racial injustice. By the end, participants connect with themselves and others more deeply and practice healthy expressions of grief, pain, and joy. Strengthening our foundations around radical self-care can help us all show up for ourselves, our loved ones and our community.

Event Registration:

If you need any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the University Events Department at 612.330.1104 or email in advance of your participation or visit.

Event Announcements

Psychological First Aid

submitted by

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed 2-hour virtual training for all community members and professionals. Trainees will learn how to support healthy recovery in individuals following a traumatic event, public health emergency, natural disaster, or personal crisis. The curriculum integrates public health, community health and individual psychology by drawing upon skills the trainees probably already have. The goal of PFA is to teach trainees how to reduce distress and negative health behaviors by providing practical help and promote resilience.

Participants will learn:
· The impact traumatic experiences can have on individuals, and how burnout may impact frontline staff and first responders
· The five pillars of the PFA framework and how to apply them to support someone who has experienced a traumatic event
· How to recognize when an individual should be referred to a mental health professional

Who should attend?
Anyone can attend! This training is for community members or professionals, including community volunteers, frontline staff, nonprofit workers, direct service staff, community health workers or other professionals.

Monday, April 24, 3 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10, 6 – 8 p.m. (in Spanish)

Wednesday, May 17, 1 – 3 p.m.

Early registration is suggested as space is limited for all programs.
Contact with questions.

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

submitted by

Join us in celebrating graduating seniors 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

Friday is Bike, Walk, Roll to Campus Day

submitted by

Hopefully by now you know that April is Earth Month at Augsburg: a time to learn, advocate, create community, and celebrate our shared love of the earth.

Next Friday April 21st, we are focusing on active, green transportation. We hope you will join us for one or all three of our events that day…

Friday April 21st All Day! Bike, Walk, Roll to Campus Day!

To celebrate Earth Month, bike, walk, skateboard, rollerblade, or take another active and environmentally friendly mode of transportation to Augsburg! Send a picture of yourself commuting to campus to be shared on social media to or @sustainable_augsburgu on Instagram. Sharing a picture of your commute will enter you into a random drawing for the chance to win a gift card to a local business.

Friday April 21st 10:40-11am Earth Month Chapel: Blessing of the Bikes

Roll into Hoversten Chapel with your bikes, skates, skateboards, and other beloved modes of green transportation for a fun time of community blessing and celebration around our shared commitment to care for our planet home. CASUS and EAC will help you fix your bike later in the day, but first let Campus Ministry help you bless it!

Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Friday April 21st 3:30-5:30PM CASUS and EAC Bike Workshop

Join the Club of Augsburg Sociology & Urban Studies (CASUS) and other bike enthusiasts to celebrate all things biking! Bring your bike for a basic maintenance walkthrough with a representative from Freewheel bike shop and customize your bike with a recycled milk carton basket! Additionally, we will be giving away a free bike rack to one member and their lucky ride! You can also stop by to purchase bike racks or try your hand at upcycling provided milk-crates into cargo racks to attach to your bike! Don’t have a bike? No problem! Come and meet the bikes of the Augsburg Bikeshare Program!

Location: Murphy Square

Earth Month

TODAY 11:30-11:50 a.m. Earth Month Chapel: A Multicultural Exploration of Stewardship

submitted by

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

TODAY 11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Connecting in the Face of Climate Change

submitted by

Today 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 3:30-5:30 p.m. Community Clean-up Competition

submitted by

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!

June 3: Support Girls and Gender Expansive Youth in Financial Literacy Leadership Debates

submitted by

Are you a woman or gender expansive person employed or studying in the field of finance?

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, serves middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We are looking for leaders to join us as volunteer debate judges for our Financial Literacy Leadership Debates program.

In this program, girls and gender expansive youth learn about core financial literacy subjects through the fun, engaging, and competitive vehicle of debate. The topic this year involves the advantages and disadvantages of banking at a large national bank versus a local credit union.

No debate experience is needed – we will train you. Attend our luncheon at Augsburg University, judge debates, and share your story!

The debate event will take place on June 3rd from 9:30 AM-2:30 PM.

Sign up here:

Commencement Ticketing Reminder – Faculty/Staff

submitted by

Commencement 2023 is just over two weeks away! The ceremony will be held at US Bank Stadium on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6pm. All other Commencement information can be found here:

Faculty and staff, if you plan to attend and support this year’s graduates, please make sure to reserve your tickets on the ticketing platform:

Commencement Ticketing

Chapel: Earth Month Chapel

submitted by

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am for the Earth Month chapel in collaboration with the Sabo Center. The chapel service offers a time to reflect on what drives you to take care of the Earth. Maya Merritt, our Environmental Action Officer, and students from multiple faith backgrounds will speak on their environment vocation and how their faith or spiritual beliefs promote stewardship.

Earth Day 2023—Fight Environmental Racism

submitted by

Earth Day 2023 – Fight Environmental Racism
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023 AT 1 PM – 3 PM
28th Street and Longfellow Ave S, Minneapolis MN

On this Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 2023 we should make it clear to Mayor Frey and cronies that Little Earth, East Phillips and supporters say NO to the demolition of the Roof Depot and the Hiawatha Expansion project. Adding the prospect of arsenic poisoning and the toxic fumes of hundreds of heavy vehicles to one of the most polluted neighborhoods in MniSota is not addressing climate change.

The people of Little Earth and East Phillips are overwhelmingly working class and BIPOC, and do not accept that Frey’s corporate and political interests are more important than breathing clean air and drinking clean water. The massive cumulative impact of pollution sources already in East Phillips was brought about by concentrating pollution in East Phillips. Fighting climate change can only be brought about by fighting environmental racism.

Register on Facebook.

Help Right Now! (
Help Now in the Legislature! (
Learn and Share – one pager (
Learn and Share Deeper Dive (
Talking Points for Supporters (

Register on Facebook.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to Augsburg CLS Applicants

submitted by

Ethan Prince ‘26 has been named a Critical Language Scholar (CLS) finalist in their Spark Virtual Institute, and will study Chinese this summer. Ethan is a Music, Human Development, and Learning major, and is involved with the Augsburg Orchestra and Concert Band. Congratulations, Ethan!

Odalys Lozado ‘23 was named an alternate for CLS In-Person Institute to study Portuguese in Spain. Odalys graduates this year and is a Biopsychology major and a McNair Scholar. Congratulations, Odalys!

Students interested in applying for the next CLS cycle should email to schedule an appointment. Applications are due in November.


No Postings