Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Tree Removal on 21st Ave S and 7th St TODAY

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Davey Tree Service is scheduled to remove a dead tree located on 21st Ave S next to the Hagsfor roundabout next Monday, August 21st at 8:30am. Barricades will be installed to block off the street until the service is complete. There will be no parking past the Anderson crosswalk beginning Monday morning. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Facilities Management or the Department of Public Safety.

Final Building Fire System Testing—Monday and Tuesday 8/21 and 8/22

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On Monday and Tuesday our fires safety contractor will be finishing their building fire system checks. The building schedules are as follows:

Monday 8/21—Science 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
Tuesday 8/22–Hagfors 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Tuesday 8/22–Memorial Hall 11 a.m-1 p.m.
Tuesday 8/22–Christiansen Center 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Teaching and Learning

¡Ándale! Improve Your Spanish Skills This Fall

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Is it time to move your beginning Spanish-speaking skills to a higher level? Are you looking for another course to add into your schedule? The Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies department invites you to consider taking Spa 211 for the Fall semester. Continuing your Spanish study is a powerful way to enhance your resume and make you a more viable job candidate in a market that is looking for global competence and multilingual skills. Spa 211 is the last prerequisite course for a Spanish minor, but even if you’re not able to pursue a minor, adding another Spanish course or 2 to your transcript and resume will give you an advantage in a competitive hiring market.

SPA 211 is Intermediate Spanish, a 2nd yr. language course designed for continuing skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and exploring cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, and is intended for students who’ve completed Spanish 112 or the equivalent.

This fall Spa 211 meets MWF 12:30-1:40, on campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to register. Please spread the word to your Augsburg friends! And if you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact me or Professor Michael Kidd.

Professor Michael Kidd

2023 Back-to-School Workshop Schedule Preview

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The Office of Faculty Development’s Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to welcome faculty and staff to the 2023-24 year with our annual Back to School Workshop, Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily. This year’s program theme is “Cultivating Community, Belonging, and Excellence.” A variety of workshop topics and formats facilitated by our teaching community will provide time to inquire, collaborate, and connect. A preview schedule is now available below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Back-to-School Workshop Preview

Back to School Workshops—Registration Open Now

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Kick off your new academic year this Wednesday and Thursday!

The Office of Faculty Development’s Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to welcome faculty and staff to the 2023-24 year with our annual Back to School Workshop, this Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily. This year’s program theme is “Cultivating Community, Belonging, and Excellence,” and offers a variety of salient topics for teaching and learning at Augsburg facilitated by experts from our own teaching community.

We ask community members to pre-register for the 2023 Back to School Workshop by this Tuesday at 4pm. Day-of and on-site registration are welcome as space allows. The full program is available on the registration form.

Back to School Workshop Pre-Registration

General Announcements

Campus Ministry Welcomes Pastoral Intern D.J. Chatelaine

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Campus Ministry welcomes D.J. Chatelaine as the pastoral intern for the upcoming year. D.J. (he/him) grew up in Owatonna, MN and graduated from Duke University in 2018. At Duke, D.J. majored in Religious Studies and Political Science with a History minor, and wrote his undergraduate thesis on The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and religious experience. D.J. returned to Southeastern Minnesota in 2018 and worked in children, youth, and family ministry at two different ELCA congregations for a total of five years, while beginning theological studies at Luther Seminary in September 2020. He lives in Faribault, MN with his wife, Carrie, their baby, Asha, dog (Suki), and cat (Dani Rojas). In his free time, D.J. enjoys traveling, being in nature, making music, running/biking/rowing, and cheering for a handful of sports teams (Liverpool, Duke, Twins, Cubs). D.J. believes that we are called together to support each other and find meaning in this thing called life, and that every person has a gift to give towards the flourishing of the whole world. He looks forward to accompanying the Augsburg community through Campus Ministry this year!

Campus Ministry Website

Web Editors Back-to-School Fall Clean Up

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The beginning of the school year is a great time to look through stale content and delete it from your Augsburg website.
What is stale content?
Stale content is items that aren’t up to date. This can include pages, blog posts, old drafts, websites, documents, photos and more.
Why should I delete it?
Website speed and performance, risk, and site functionality.
What if I need that information at a later time?
Create a google doc to archive information or a screenshot. A lot of times people move something to draft and it lives there for a digital eternity because people are afraid to “delete” it.

If you have any questions feel free to join our web editor meetings or connect with us today

New Student Positions This Week (4)

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

08/13/2023: Art & Design Student Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
08/13/2023: Athletics Women’s Equipment Cage Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
08/11/2023: Migizi Project Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
08/11/2023: Digitization, Archives & Tech Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24

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Submit Your Application to Join the 2023-2024 Thó Wiŋ Magazine Board

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Do you like art of all different mediums? Do you believe art should be more accessible to the Augsburg community? Do you think getting art published should be accessible to anyone and everyone in the Augsburg community? If you agree, you’ll be a great addition to the Thó Wiŋ Magazine editorial board!

We are in the process of hiring an entirely new board for the 2023-2024 academic year! We are looking for Lead, Managing, and Assistant Editors, as well as an Art Director/Layout Editor. Training will be provided by our outgoing lead editors! Thó Wiŋ Magazine (previously Murphy Square Quarterly) has been around since the 1970s and we are so excited to be passing the torch to a new group Augsburg community members. These are stipend positions and a great way to dip your toe into the wonderful world of publishing!

There are a few open positions for anyone and everyone of any skill level or experience. We do especially encourage BIPOC, AAPI, queer, trans, non-binary, women, and/or underclassmen to apply.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our outgoing Co-Lead Editors Jack J [he/him/they] ( or Corey H [they/them] (

Please find the application form here!

Event Announcements

“We Are Riverside” Cultural Workshops at Brian Coyle Center: Somali, Oromo, and Native American

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“We Are Riverside” Cultural Immersion Workshops at Brian Coyle Center: Somali, Oromo and Native American

Join Pillsbury United Communities at the Brian Coyle Center for their “We Are Riverside” series of cultural immersion workshops planned in partnership with neighborhood organizations and businesses. These events uplift the cultures of Cedar-Riverside to build bridges of understanding across our community.

Workshops are four hours on Saturday afternoons leading up to the Cedar-Riverside Multicultural Dinner on Thursday, September 21st–mark your calendars, this is a much-loved community gathering with great food from restaurants across the neighborhood, performances from different cultural groups, translators to help neighbors connect across language barriers and a bunch of other fun stuff!

You can register for the workshops using the links below. There is a suggested donation of $25 dollars, but you do not have to pay to register or attend–all are welcome!

Saturday, 9 September
We Are Cedar-Riverside: Somali Cultural Immersion Workshop

Saturday, 16 September
We Are Cedar-Riverside: Oromo Cultural Immersion Workshop

Saturday, 23 September
We Are Cedar-Riverside: Native American Cultural Immersion Workshop

Please email Jenean Gilmer with any questions at

Keeping Track of Auggies

“Remarkable Recovery”: KARE-11 Profiles Augsburg Student-Athlete Henry Nelson

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Sophomore Henry Nelson and Augsburg cross country coach Nick Larson were featured last week on KARE-11 about Henry’s return to Augsburg and running after a serious car accident in the spring. Watch now:

“From fearing he’d never walk again to running cross country for Augsburg”


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