Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Steam Shutdown: This Monday

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The steam shut down to repair the steam valves this week went very well and was successful. Unfortunately when the steam was turned back on another leak was identified in the Foss building. The good news is that we are able to wait until after the students are gone to do the next shut down. We have scheduled this repair with our mechanical contractor and Cordia, our steam supplier, for Monday morning at 7 a.m. The shut down is anticipated to be from 4 to 6 hours to make the repair. This will affect the heat and hot water in all campus buildings except for OGC, Luther, and Hagfors Center.

If you have any questions please feel free to let Jim Orchard know at

Teaching and Learning

Development Days in May (May 9-11): Schedule and Program

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The 2023 DDM Schedule and Program are LIVE! Click on the link below to access the latest pdf version of the 2023 DDM Program. The schedule and descriptions will be continually updated as more information comes in and sessions are finalized. Please save the dates on your calendars now!

If you have any questions or are interested in offering a session, please contact CTL at

2023 DDM Program

Faculty: Show-Off Your Scholarship TODAY

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The Scholarship Display is an annual opportunity for faculty to show-off work they completed/presented during the last year! Scholarship takes many forms and we can display just about anything

The Scholarship Display takes place on Friday, April 28th from 1:30 – 2:00pm in the Arnold Atrium just outside the Hoversten Chapel, and immediately precedes the Faculty Recognition Reception. All items are only temporarily displayed and remain the property of the faculty member.

Have something to display? Just complete the very short form below and we’ll take care of the rest

Scholarship Display Form

New Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Faculty Working Group

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Join other faculty to learn about trauma-informed pedagogy and ways to implement trauma-informed strategies into your fall courses. We will meet for two in-person sessions in May (16 and 18), gather on Zoom in August to share intended practices, and enjoy two meals together (in October & November). A stipend of $800 will be awarded to participants. Leaders of the working group are Jennie Diaz (Education), Mary Lowe (Religion & Batalden Faculty Scholar), and Erin Sugrue (Social Work). Please submit a short application (150-300-words) that addresses these questions: Why are you interested in participating in the trauma-informed pedagogy working group? How will learning about trauma-informed pedagogy help you better meet the needs of Augsburg’s students? Email your response to by Saturday, May 6th. This opportunity is funded through the Batalden Faculty Scholars Program in Applied Ethics.

General Announcements

New Student Positions This Week (2)

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

04/20/2023: Summer 2023: University Events Student Set-up Staff
04/20/2023: Academic Year 2023-24: Augsburg Bonner Community Leaders

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New Staff Positions This Week (5)

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

04/26/2023: Food Justice Program Coordinator
04/26/2023: Counselor, Center for Wellness and Counseling
04/25/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist
04/24/2023: Managing Director, Augsburg Interfaith Institute
04/20/2023: Assistant Director of Engagement and Giving

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Applications are Now Open for the 2023-24 PRISM Scholars Program

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The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2023 (graduating by December ‘25)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or admitted refugee
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 17 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 26 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

To apply, visit:
For more information, go to:
Questions? Contact:

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Earth Month 2023 Thanks and Survey

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As we draw Earth Month to a close, I just want to thank all who made this past month such a profound set of experiences and who brought their necessary sustainability perspectives to our collective work. Please share your feedback on Earth Month 2023 events by filling out the survey linked below by Tuesday May 2nd.

Thank you to all of our partners at Augsburg University, in our neighborhood, and broader sustainability family for helping to support these events and for bringing your necessary sustainability perspective to our collective work: ESC, EAC, AISA, Sabo Center, Environmental Studies, Augsburg Local, Lindell Library, Pan-Afrikan Student Services, ALAS, CASUS, ISAIAH, Bonner Fellows, Laune Bread, Milkweed Books, Strive Bookstore, MPCA, Sisterhood Boutique, CWC, Rebecca’s Bakery, Dining Services, Adelphi University, Department of Social Work, Biology Department, MFA Program, Marketing/Communications, Augsburg Events team, Spanish & Cross Cultural Studies, Interfaith, Campus Ministry, UMN EJ Organizers, RLife, UMACS, and Campus Kitchen. A particular thank you to Erin Sharkey, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Jonathan Alarcón and Bonfire Poets for sharing your insights, art and wisdom with Earth Month attendees.

A very important thank you and shout out to the amazing team of sustainability leaders: Alyssa Parkhurst, Annabella Castillo, Elijah Abdullah, Malachi Owens, Maya Merritt, Mercy Zou Taithul, Summer Bordon, Wren Doyle, Yousra Tinsley, Zoe Barany, and the Environmental Action Committee. Their collective leadership, equity-mindedness, authentic teamwork, wisdom, and organizing power brought their Earth Month 2023 vision into reality. This month of events showcases many of their accomplishments from their work this past year and has moved environmental sustainability work forward in profound and meaningful ways. Thank you for your leadership, stewardship, and collective action.

Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer

Earth Month 2023 Reflection Survey

Don’t Lose Your Mail

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 15, 2023) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then in August before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email ( with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of the year Campus Box survey

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due TODAY by Noon

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Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Today, 4/28 to be processed for the Friday, 5/1 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms, for example.

Supervisors: Please approve timesheets by today at 4:30PM.

If you have any questions, please email
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Event Announcements

Baccalaureate Service is Sunday, April 30

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The Baccalaureate Service will be Sunday, April 30, @ 11am in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Baccalaureate is a celebration service of music and word, held for the graduating class and friends and family, celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg. Graduating students should wear their cap and gown and may sit with their family or guests in any available seats. Pastor Babette Chatman is preaching and we will join with the Trinity Lutheran Congregation for the service. At the Baccalaureate service, graduates will receive a blessing blanket.

5k Run/Walk on May 6

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Run for the Health of It! Join us in supporting the PA Program’s Student Society and gather donations for the Augsburg Health Commons!

We are hosting a 5k run/walk up at Snail Lake on May 6th at 5:30pm. Register for our in-person race and join us on the route or run from home with a virtual option!

Registration is $30/person and includes a bib and steel water bottle. Snacks and water will be provided, and we will have prizes at the end!

Donations are welcome and appreciated if you cannot attend!

5k Sign up and Donation

The Limits And Possibilities Of Dialogue

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Dr. Steinar Bryn, the most experienced dialogue facilitator in Europe, will address matters of conflict and pathways to healing.
Steinar has spent a lifetime creating a culture of dialogue.
With the support of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the Nansen Academy, he has engaged those in divided societies in dialogues lasting a weekend up to three months.
On April 28 he will discuss “The Limits and Possibilities of Dialogue” through his many experiences working with those from the Balkans, Middle East, Ukraine and even in the United States.

Friday, April 28 7:00PM Norway House
913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Dr. Steinar Bryn at Norway House 4/28

Songs of Hope and Healing

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The music therapy program is hosting, Songs of Hope and Healing on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 7 pm in Sateren Auditorium. The evening will feature songs board-certified music therapists have composed in music therapy sessions with clients. These songs reflect client’s experiences as of navigating challenges with their health and in life. These songs are artifacts that communicate and express their emotions, and experiences, and foster a connection with others. The concert is also designed to be an arts-based research experience in which concert attendees have the opportunity to hear and experience songs composed in the context of music therapy sessions. Attendees that complete informed consent will be given a brief questionnaire to complete at the end of the concert. The questionnaire will focus on their experiences of listening to and hearing the songs created by clients in music therapy sessions shared during the concert.

This event is free and open to the public

Disability Visibility Book Club in Fall 2023

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Earlier this semester, the CLASS Office and Lindell Library hosted a wonderful discussion of Part 1 of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong. We’d love to have students, faculty, and staff join us again in Fall 2023 to discuss Parts 2 and 3 as well.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk in Lindell Library through the summer. Stop by and grab a copy before you start your summer break. Book club dates will be announced in the fall.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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