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¡Ándale! Improve Your Spanish Sklls This Fall

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Are you looking for another course to add into your schedule? Is it time to move your beginning Spanish-speaking skills to a higher level? 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.

The Writing Center Opens September 10

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The Augsburg Writing Center offers both online and in-person tutoring. Skilled students will work with you one-on-one at whatever stage of writing you are in – the idea-development stage, the drafting stage, and the revision stage – and can show you how to choose an appropriate essay topic, how to develop a thesis statement and paragraphs, how to revise your essay, or assist with any other writing needs you may have. Tutors will be alert listeners and ask questions, and will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Located on the second floor (across from Advising) of the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

Guest Lecturing in Your Course and Course Design Assistance by Interfaith Institute

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Did you know the Interfaith Institute offers guest lectures and discussion for our Ausburg faculty members courses on campus? We’ve made many presentations in communications, business, religion and other courses on topics such as conflict resolution, religious diversity, interfaith skills, managing religious, spiritual and worldview diversity. Students reported positive feedback on learning through experiential activities, engaged academic discussion and peer interactions. We can design class sessions for your particular context! Contact to request a guest lecture in your courses, graduate and undergraduate courses are all open for our services!

We also assist faculty with syllabus design on issues related to all the topics above. We’ve worked with faculty members on their syllabus design, pedagogies and course content

General Announcements

Join Our Latinx Student Services Open House

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¡Mi casa es tu casa! Come meet our Program Manager, Erika Hernandez to learn more about the programs and services we have available for Latinx Auggies.

Miss. Hernandez joined Augsburg in the summer of 2022. In addition to managing our LSS program, she is also the staff advisor of Augsburg Latin American Students and Sembrando Nuestro Futuro. Hernandez is a Xicana community organizer, educator, and proud daughter of immigrant parents. Her educational background is in Chicane and Latine Studies.

Our Open House will take place on Thursday, September 7th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, at the Augsburg Room! Food will be provided to our participants. Follow us on Instagram to stay updated with us!

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2023 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2024 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2024. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2024.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, Visit for more information.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

Give to the Max Planning and Application

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With the fall semester fast approaching, planning for this year’s Give to the Max fundraising efforts are underway. We hope to raise significant funds as we have in years past, but we will be rolling out a new fundraising platform and will be asking for all proposed Augsburg Give to the Max fundraising projects to apply via the 2023 Give to the Max Application. Please submit your application by September 11.

In your Google Form application, know that we will be prioritizing projects that are budget relieving. So, please consider fundraising for a project that helps in this way when submitting your application.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Nate Berkas with any questions (

2023 Give to the Max Application

Band is Grand – Join the Augsburg Concert Band

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If you play a band instrument, keep making music with a great group of musicians playing new and classic band music by a variety of composers!

Haven’t played in a little while? No problem! Lessons are offered through the music department and practice space is available.

Email Dr. Charles Weise if you are interested in joining the band for Fall Semester!

Which instruments are for Band?? – Flute (piccolo), Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium (Baritone), Tuba and Percussion.

Concert Band meets from 3:10-4:40 on Mon & Wed, with monthly sectionals on Fridays

Register MUE141-A1 (Credit) or MUE141-A00 (Non-Credit)

Placement – musicians will be asked to submit a google form with a short recorded playing sample for ensemble placement. Email Dr. Charles Weise ( ) if you have questions.

Concert Band Placement

Choir Placement Auditions

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Choirs at Augsburg are open to students of any major and musical background. We perform classical concert music and folkloric music from all over the globe, collaborating with professional artists from around the world. If you love choral singing, come to our placement auditions!

When are they being held?

• Wednesday, August 30, between 10:00 and 3:00.
• Thursday, August 31, between 10:00 and 3:00.

(If you absolutely cannot come according to this schedule, please e-mail Dr. Kristina Boerger ASAP at for an accommodation.)

How long do they take?

Between 20 and 25 minutes:

• 10-15 minutes to complete an intake sheet in the hallway.
• 10 minutes to visit and sing in the classroom with vocal faculty.

Do I need to prepare anything for my audition?

We would love to hear you sing one verse of a song in any style that you feel shows your vocal talents. But if you don’t have a song, don’t let that stop you!

How do I sign up for and complete my audition?

• Any time after 5:00 on Friday, August 25, stop by room M3 in Anderson Music Hall and sign up for your singing time on the sheets posted outside the classroom.

• On your appointment day, arrive 15 minutes ahead of your singing time. Grab an intake sheet, fill it out, and wait to be called in for your hearing.

• When you are invited in to sing, bring your completed intake sheet with you.

How do I get started with choir class?

• Look for an e-mail with your placement result, to be sent out by noon on 9/4.
• On receiving that e-mail, register for the class in which you have been placed.
• Report for your class according to its published schedule, beginning after Labor Day.


Orchestra Auditions

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Students who have not enrolled in Orchestra (MUE 121) but who are interested in auditioning for placement in the Orchestra should contact Dr. Rafael Rodriguez by email at All Orchestra placement auditions are by video submission.

All string players with previous experience playing in orchestra (school orchestra, community orchestra, church orchestra, etc.) or with previous experience taking lessons on a string instrument are welcome to enroll in Orchestra. The audition videos are intended for placement and seating only – they’re not “make or break” auditions. We just want a chance to get to know you musically and to see what you’re doing as a player.

Orchestra meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:40 p.m. in the Music Hall, M3 rehearsal room.

Congratulations to the New Sankofa Circle Fellowship Fellows

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The following individuals have been selected as the 2023-2024 Cohort for the Augsburg University Sankofa Circle Fellowship program. Please congratulate them as you see them around campus!

Asli Ahmed
Nico Brown
Michael Harris
Fuad Hassan
Sami Hassan
Nya Jackson
Nina Makem
Tramone Nevels
Imani Perry
Ke’Nija Wallace

Spots Still Open for Costumes and Make-Up for Performance Class

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There are still openings available in the Costumes and Make-Up for Performance class, which is happening from 11:10-12:20 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays this semester!

The class will be a mix of lectures, in-class activities, and projects with an overall focus on how to design costumes for the stage.

Topics included but are not limited to:
Fashion in History
Analyzing Costumes in Film
Play Readings studying Character Development
Fabric Selection
Clothing Terminology
How to Collaborate on a Design Team
How to Navigate a Career in the Arts

Students will keep a sketchbook of drawings throughout the semester in order to track growth, effort, and the ability to communicate ideas. Throughout the course, drawing skills will not be assessed, no tests or quizzes will be given, and no sewing is required.

If you have any questions, please email either the Department Chair, Darcey Engen,, or Stacey Palmer,

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] (

We look forward to reviewing your applications!
Corey Hayden and Jack Jensen,
Co-Lead Editors ‘23

Please find the application form here!

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

08/29/2023: 1st Shift Custodian
08/29/2023: Liaison for Computing: Administrative
08/24/2023: Seasonal Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach

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New Staff Position: 1st Shift Custodian

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The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 5:00 am – 1:30 pm.

This position is responsible for cleaning and servicing designated areas according to the established procedures, area of responsibility and other assignments necessary to perform as assigned by the supervisor or lead. Follow proper cleaning methods, utilizing equipment for each situation, based on training, to ensure the campus maintains a healthy, safe, and sanitary environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

– General cleaning of area(s) of responsibility including waste removal, vacuuming, carpet cleaning, detail cleaning of restrooms, entries, common areas, wall washing, Kivac as needed, spot cleaning walls, staircases, dust mop, and mop or auto scrub floors.
– Detailing area(s) which will include dusting, edge vacuuming, cleaning light fixtures, cleaning and polishing drinking fountains, and straightening furniture and accessories.
– Buffing floors, Cleaning Carpets, and deep cleaning restrooms as needed.
– Clean all glass entry doors, inside and out. throughout the shift, as needed.
– Assist in the coverage of open areas due to vacations, sick calls, and open positions.

Additional Examples of Work Performed:

– Completing work orders.
– Clean and maintain all custodial equipment and closets according to set standards.
– Clean outside entryways, up to 15 feet from the door, and keep them free of debris and snow.
– Summer and school break apartment turn cleaning.
– Report damages, acts of vandalism, and needed repairs.
– Bio-hazard clean-up.
– Assist with event cleanup.
– All other duties are assigned by the Facilities Operation Manager, Custodial Supervisor, or Lead Custodian.

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New Student Positions This Week (3)

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

08/29/2023: Institutional Advancement Student Office Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
08/29/2023: Central Services Customer Service Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
08/28/2023: CGEE Student Office Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24

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Seeking Photoshoot Student Volunteers

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The marketing and communication department is looking for students to participate in photoshoots around campus throughout the year. Photos can be used for print materials, websites, social media, and other marketing and communication efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering to be in photos for Augsburg University, please fill out the Media Sign-Up Form. Volunteers will added to a list and whenever students are needed, the marketing and communications department will send out an email asking for availability.

Sign up today!

Event Announcements

The YWCA presents “It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race”

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The YWCA’s 21st Annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ provides an opportunity for the Twin Cities community and beyond to engage in crucial conversations on race and racism. This year’s host and keynote speaker is Marc Lamont Hill, American academic, author, activist, television personality, and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The featured breakout speakers are Dr. Joi Lewis and Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre.

Please consider attending this free and VIRTUAL community event!

Learn More Here:

Register Here

Come to the Theater Department’s Annual Welcome Back Meeting

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Come to the Augsburg Theater Department’s annual Welcome Back meeting on Thursday, August 31st from 4-5pm! We’ll be discussing the upcoming season, meeting our incredible faculty and new theater friends, and hearing from students about our program!

This meeting will be held in the Studio Theater in the Foss Center and everyone is welcome to come and learn about the department!

If you have any questions, be sure to send an email to either or to the Department Chair, Darcey Engen,

We can’t wait to begin this season and we hope to see you there!

Norway House Presents: Naïve. Super

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Naïve.Super – a new adaptation of Erlend Loe’s 1995 coming-of-age novel by Kurt Engh

September 1-17, 2023

Norway House, 913 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

The play is adapted from the 1995 best-selling Norwegian cult novel about a 25-year-old questioning life and purpose. Engh’s adaptation uses experimental theater techniques in a refreshing, comedic text. The play is held in Norway House’s new innovation and culture center, opened by the Queen of Norway last October.

AUTHOR | Erlend Loe
DRAMATURG | Danielle Kincs

Sliding scale/PWYC: $15-$30 Click Here for Tickets or visit

Information and Tickets Here

Keeping Track of Auggies

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