Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

No Parking in Lots H and J

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Dear Augsburg community,

Please don’t park in parking lots H and J unless you have the proper permit. Lot H is reserved for Institutional Advancement staff and their guests. Lot J is reserved for both Admission tours and new candidates for open Augsburg jobs. Employee and student permits are not valid in Lots H and J. If you park in these lots without the proper permit from Institutional Advancement, Admissions, or Human Resources, you will be subject to being ticketed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

New Semester, New (Virtual) Parking Permit System

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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

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 2-3 undergraduate science students, 1-2 undergraduate business/economics student, 2 Augsburg faculty, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,500. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website ( Completed applications must be submitted to by Wednesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1447, or stop in at Hagfors 101.


General Announcements

New Student Positions This Week (3)

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

09/05/2023: Financial Aid Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
09/01/2023: TRIO/SSS Office Assistant
08/31/2023: Sabo Center & Campus Kitchen Leader, Academic Year 2023-24

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Student Job Opening: Central Services

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Central Services, Augsburg’s Copy Center and Shipping and Mail Services Center, is currently seeking a few enthusiastic and dependable part-time student customer service assistants to work two specific shifts each day, Monday through Friday. First shift: 10am – 1pm, and second shift: 12pm – 3pm. Specific needs currently are for shifts on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons.

Requirements: currently enrolled; Work-study eligibility

Rate of Pay: $15.19 per hour

Central Services Customer Service Student Assistant

Give to the Max Planning and Application – Less Than One Week Remaining

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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

Taste of Augsburg Sign Up

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Calling all student organizations, athletic teams, and department heads, sign up to be a vendor at the Taste of Augsburg homecoming event on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 11am to 1pm.

This Taste of Augsburg is a great way to engage with students, alumni, parents and friends of the University on Homecoming weekend, while also raising money to support your student group, team or department. Whether you sell food, beverages, swag, or something else, consider signing up for Taste of Augsburg today!

For questions, please reach out to

Taste of Augsburg 2023 Sign Up

CWC Wellness Retreat – Open to All Students

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The CWC Wellness Retreat is a weekend retreat (September 22-24) at Camp Friendship, in Annandale, MN. The retreat is designed for students who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of themselves through exploration, reflection, learning, and engaging with others and the natural world. The program features individual and group outdoor activities, including time to disconnect from distraction and the outside world, hiking, ropes courses, rock climbing, zipline, swimming, and canoeing. Students will leave the retreat with stronger connections to themselves, others and feeling more centered in their individual purpose and well-being. All identities are welcome and celebrated, and opportunities to connect with people different than yourself is an essential part of this retreat. The Retreat is FREE to Augsburg students( transportation to and from Camp Friendship, meals, and shared lodging) and all students are invited to apply.

Note: There will be one pre-trip meeting prior to departure.

Deadline: September 10th

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

High Holy Days

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Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday, September 15 and lasts through sundown Sunday, September 17. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sunday, September 24 and lasts until Monday night, September 25. Lesser known holidays Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah are also part of this holiday season. Sukkot begins at sundown on Friday, September 29 and the non-work holiday lasts until sundown on Sunday, October 1. Sukkot continues (as a working holiday) until sundown on Friday, October 6. Shmini Atzeret begins that same night, Friday, October 6, and the following night begins Simchat Torah, which lasts until sundown on Sunday, October 8, both as non-work holidays. During these days, please be thoughtful of those who observe them by not scheduling meetings, conference calls, or deadlines. For teachers, please do not schedule tests, presentations, or other mandatory activities. And remember that many Jewish households host family and/or other guests for these holidays. For those who celebrate Christmas, imagine if everyone wanted something from you between the mornings of December 24th and December 26th while you had multiple things cooking, preparations to be in services, and family and friends coming over. Be thoughtful, kind, and inclusive. And greetings: “Happy New Year” is appropriate to say on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. “Have an easy/meaningful fast” is appropriate to say on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when Jews traditionally fast for 25 hours. Or to avoid mentioning fasting (which not everyone can do) you can say “Have a meaningful holiday” instead. “Happy holiday” is appropriate for Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah, and really most Jewish holidays. Thank you!!” (Credit: Ronald Weber)

Augsburg Religious Holiday Policy:

It’s Not Too Late to Audition for “The Clockwork Professor”

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Auditions for our production of “The Clockwork Professor” are tonight! The sign up sheet is located on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door. Audition forms can be found in the Theater/Campus Ministries Office in the Foss Center. Make sure to pick up both forms!

Auditions will be taking place on:

Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30-9:30pm, Foss Center
Thursday, September 7th at 4-7pm, Foss Center
Callbacks: Friday, September 8th at 4-7pm, Foss Center
Everyone is welcome to audition – no experience necessary!

For more information, click the link here to our audition information form:

The Theater Department encourages participants to be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters.

If you have any questions, reach out to the director, Beliza Torres Narváez at, or the Stage Manager, Kayla Mielke, at

We hope to see you there!

Augsburg Web Editor Tips

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Did you know that you can embed and link to items in your google drive?
Do you want to update your page to a new theme?
Audit your site.
Review content to make sure it is relevant.
Remove anything that doesn’t need to be there.
Delete your trash folders on the back end.
Delete unwanted posts.
Delete unwanted photos.
Check your links to see if they still work.

For more tips and tricks or to get in contact with the web team

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:

Petition to Keep Our Streets MPLS the Organizer of Open Streets MPLS

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Petition to Keep Our Streets MPLS the Organizer of Open Streets MPLS

After 12 years of working on this program, we believe we can bring the best version of Open Streets Minneapolis to the City of Minneapolis and other cities in Minnesota, and we will be applying to become the organizer in 2024.

It is not an overstatement to attribute the success of Open Streets Minneapolis directly to us, Our Streets MPLS, as the organizer. We founded this event and have fostered years of community engagement and relationships to make it the success that it is. We are steadfast in the belief that we remain the event series organizers to continue the level of engagement and success of Open Streets Minneapolis.

Connecting marginalized communities to opportunities to engage in dialogue about walking, biking, and rolling has always been at the forefront of our mission and the core of the events we host. The proposal for Open Streets Minneapolis 2024 aims to fund payroll, equipment, communication, and professional fees to feature local talent, insurance, software, supplies, and printing costs so that we can elevate the richness and diversity of these communities, and highlight the incredible potential for each of these communities to thrive.

We take great care in choosing areas that have been most impacted by historically harmful transportation decisions. We prioritize communities that might not be able to afford to host an event like Open Streets Minneapolis, and we believe the City of Minneapolis should share this priority.

Follow this link to sign the petition:

Event Announcements

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

Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

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riBeta and the Biology Dept. Greenhouse are holding their annual plant sale!

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 10 a.m. — 3 pm.
Where: Lobby of the Christensen Center

Stop by and pick up a new green friend for your dorm room or office windowsill! We’ll have a great selection of easy-care species, polka dot begonias, succulents, mature cacti, and even a few sought-after aroids and carnivorous pitcher plants. We have very limited numbers of the most desirable plants, so get there early!

Cash or PayPal accepted. Plant prices start at $5, and earnings go directly toward supporting TriBeta and Greenhouse activities.

plant sale poster

TODAY: Greenhouse First Thursday

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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.

TODAY (09/07) is the next First Thursday, from noon to 3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

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

Transmigrating Cassettes Workshop Saturday, September 9, 2 – 5:30 p.m.

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Transmigrating Cassettes
Saturday, September 9, 2 – 5:30 PM

Pillsbury Hall
University of Minnesota
310 Pillsbury Dr. SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Organized as part of the public programme for the inaugural 2023-2024 Soomaal House Archive Fellowship.

‘Tacabbir’ is a Somali nautical term referring to crossers of the sea. It is composed of the Somali word ta’ab (effort/work) and Arabic abara (to cross over).

Following their first workshop held at the historic Africa Center, SITAAD invites the public in Minneapolis to a workshop themed on their project Transmigrating Cassettes Vol. 1 which remediates Augustus F. Sherman’s Somali photographs and the troupe’s under-examined deportations.

In 1914, Chief Registry Clerk Augustus F. Sherman photographed a large group of Somali passengers from French Somaliland at Ellis Island Immigration Station. At the station, the group were processed as a performing troupe that arrived for exhibition purposes with Barnum & Bailey Circus. On the same day, in a letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Labour Ellis Island Immigration Inspector John F. Mann declared that at the “expiration of their tour,” each troupe member would leave the United States. The workshop will address the potential of uncovering colonial archives using sonic methods, along with an introduction to audio-visual methods. Workshop attendees will be invited to contribute to the project through cassette recordings and writings.

The workshop will include a Somali music cassette listening booth, dialogues, small plates, and refreshments.

*** Final presentation of this research will take place on September 15 at Soomaal House Gallery. More details to follow after the workshop.

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
1 – 5 PM

The Blooming Lotus Flower
August 19 – September 23, 2023

“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

We Are Riverside

Keeping Track of Auggies

Schield: Visiting Professor at New College of Florida

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Milo Schield, Professor Emeritus in Business Administration, has been hired as a Visiting Professor by New College of Florida in Sarasota. He was hired to teach his Statistical Literacy course to students in non-quantitative majors. This course emphasizes critical thinking about everyday statistics: how they are constructed and manipulated. While emphasizing that association is not always direct causation, his course notes that sexual and racial disparities are not always systemic discrimination. Both inferences require critical thinking to evaluate the strength of the evidence. His Statistical Literacy textbook was published by Kendall-Hunt this week and is being used by 170 students in five sections of Math1300 at the University of New Mexico this fall. All of this is a result of the major grant received by Augsburg College from the W. M. Keck Foundation “to develop Statistical Literacy as an interdisciplinary curriculum in the liberal arts.” Milo is a Fellow in the American Statistical Association , is on the Advisory Board for the International Statistical Literacy Project and is a past-President of the National Numeracy Network.


Part-time Evening Receptionist Wanted: Westminster Presbyterian Church

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Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a part-time evening Receptionist for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3pm until 8 or 9pm, with some additional hours or flexibility available.

This position will maintain a welcoming, organized, and professional reception desk for our members, community, and staff. Please read the full job description for more information.

Please submit application materials, including resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to: Jessica Willson ( and PJ Eichten (

Part-time Evening Receptionist Position Info