Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Fall Semester Parking Reminders and Resources

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Augsburg has transitioned to a virtual parking permit system this semester. Your permit status will be verified electronically based on your license plate number upon entry and exit from Augsburg lots. DPS is still providing hang tags as a backup method during the initial weeks of the semester, but they will not be used after the fall term.

MPS, our parking vendor, will begin enforcement through the new system on September 11, 2023. The fine for a parking violation is $35 for a previously registered vehicle and $52 for an unregistered vehicle.

Login to the MPS SentryLink website via the Parking Services link on Inside Augsburg using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.

The new system makes it easier to purchase a $5 daily (visitor) permit. This supports a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Purchase a daily permit at or by downloading the Sentry Mobile app. Email address and license plate number are required at the time of purchase. There is a 10-minute grace period after parking begins in which to purchase a permit.

Guests on official university business park for free, but departments should contact at least one week in advance with the guest’s email address, visit details, and license plate number to obtain a permit.

Contact with any questions. Complete information and frequently asked questions are available on the DPS website:

Download a quick reference guide to the new parking system here.

Teaching and Learning

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

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!

Oyate Retreat Registration Deadline Approaching

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Hello Everyone!

Join us on our annual Oyaté Retreat! For 3 days & 2 nights, we will be engaging in building a stronger community! This is our largest program of the year where all Multicultural Life and student organizations come together to host you! Our registration deadline is approaching, so save your spot while you can!

In collaboration with:
Augsburg Asian Student Association
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association,
Augsburg Latin American Students,
International Student Organizations,
Pan-Afrikan Student Union,
Queer Indigenous and People of Color

Registration Deadline: Thursday, Sep 7th @8pm
Retreat Dates: Friday, September 15th-Sunday, September 17th

For any questions or concerns, contact

RSVP Here!

Admissions Open House – Sept 5 from 1-2pm

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The Office of Admissions welcomes faculty and staff to our office on Tuesday, September 5th from 1:00pm-2:00pm to meet our admissions staff, including our new hires!, and to celebrate the remarkable year we have had! We hope to see you all there!

New Staff Members in the Office of Admissions:

Laurel Ward – First Year Admissions Counselor – Laurel is a ’23 graduate of Gustavus and comes in with experience as a peer advisor. She also is an assistant golf coach at Macalester. Laurel’s first day is Sept. 5th.

Malak Tinsley ’22 – First Year Admissions Counselor – Malak is a ’22 graduate of Augsburg. During her time here, she was very involved with Campus Kitchens and Campus Life. We are super excited for what they will bring to our office! Malak’s first day is Sept. 5th.

Angelina Masciopinto ’23 – After working in our office for years as as student, we are beyond thrilled to have her continue her work in our office as the Enrollment Communications Specialist. Her first ‘official’ day is Sept 5th.

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

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As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates

The Annual Multicultural Dinner at Brian Coyle Needs Volunteers

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The annual Multicultural Dinner at Brian Coyle needs volunteers!

When: Thursday, September 21
Where: Brian Coyle Center – 420 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Time: Volunteer shifts are in 2-hour time blocks from 1 – 8 p.m.
Roles: Set up; Serving Food; Greeters; Clean Up; and more

This is a really wonderful community event! There will be excellent food from restaurants in the neighborhood, performances from different cultural groups, translators available to help folks communicate across language barriers and more! We’re expecting around 500 people this year and your help would be greatly appreciated!

Sign up using this link:

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

Greenhouse First Thursday – 09/07

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The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

The next First Thursday is this week, September 7, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

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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

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New Student Positions This Week (5)

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

09/01/2023: TRIO/SSS Office Assistant
08/31/2023: Sabo Center & Campus Kitchen Leader, Academic Year 2023-24
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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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

Owámniyomni Site Visit Saturday, September 9, 1:30-3:30 pm

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Owámniyomni Site Visit Saturday, September 9, 1:30-3:30 pm

Join Dakota tribal members from each of the four Dakota tribes in Mnisota on Saturday, September 9 for a visit to Owámniyomni (St. Anthony Falls) and Wíta Wanáǧi (Spirit Island) in Minneapolis. These sacred places have been heavily altered, but the lock at the Falls is now closed to commercial boat traffic, and there is an opportunity to reconnect with the river and restore this place in meaningful ways.

The non-profit Friends of the Falls is engaging with Dakota tribal nations about what could happen here in the future. The visit will include a presentation by Shelley Buck, president of Friends of the Falls and vice-president of Prairie Island Indian Community, as well as a short walking tour of the area. Food & drink provided.

To register follow this link:

Come to a “GlobalEd” Talk: Focus on Africa

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The Augsburg community is invited to join CGEE in welcoming Pinias Kashedi, Global Faculty from Namibia, on campus! He will be hosting a talk about the marginalization of youth in Southern Africa, titled, “Education Capture and Youth Marginalization in Namibia.” A brief description is below:

In 2023, economic opportunities for young people in Namibia are drying up. The country is facing nearly 90,000 unemployed graduates, many with advanced educational qualifications, in a nation with a total population of approximately 2.5 million. With one of the highest unemployment rates in Africa, there is a prevailing belief among Namibian youth that political activism does not yield results.

Colonial and social injustices are a factor to these contemporary issues, but also an inherited education system which perpetuates economic and social marginalization of young people. What measures, if any, is the Namibian government undertaking to address these pressing concerns? Mr. Kashedi will expound upon these matters from his point of view as a Namibian citizen who has worked with youth for many years, during this captivating “GlobalEd” talk right here at Augsburg University.

When: Wednesday, September 20th
Time: 3:40 p.m.
Where: OGC 100

ALL are welcome to attend! We appreciate an RSVP, but it is not required.

Read more about the presenter and RSVP

Study Abroad and Away Fair Next Week – Sept 13

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Come learn about off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

Wednesday, September 13
10am – 2pm
Campus Quad (rain location Christensen Center lobby)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired!

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for one of three gift cards: Visa, Target, or Augsburg Bookstore!

Follow us on Instagram to get some sneak peek fair information! @global_auggies

Check out Study Abroad & Away Programs here

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