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 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

Virtual Parking Permit System: Ticketing Starts Monday

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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

Study Abroad in Italy on Spring Break – Apply Now

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Apply now to join the spring semester study abroad program, Interfaith Eating, Ethics, and Food Justice in Italy and travel to Montespertoli, Italy on spring break as a class.

Professor Matt Maruggi will be teaching the RLN 248: INTERFAITH EATING and ETHICS course and leading the group to Italy.

To join the class, you must complete an application through CGEE Study Abroad and Away–link below.

There is a Program Fee of $5,425 The program fee includes: international round-trip airfare from Minneapolis, all lodging, all meals, all transportation during the program, all program activities, and international health and travel insurance.


Get full details about this program, and start your application at the link below.

If you have any questions, contact

Interfaith Eating and Ethics in Italy: Info and online application here

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

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!

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

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

MNUDL Earns First Federal Grant, $137,000 In Volunteer-Focused Funds

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MNUDL Earns First Federal Grant, $137,000 In Volunteer-Focused Funds

The MN Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, recently earned its first federal grant, a 3-year award of $137,000 yearly through the AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund. This grant is designed to help organizations build capacity to diversify their volunteer pool. Our programming tailors the debate format to meet the needs of students from all walks of life. We also recognize the value of having diverse mentors that can connect with our students on multiple levels. That’s why we are so excited to be able to fund new initiatives over the next three years, including:

* A new full-time Volunteer Coordinator role, dedicated to establishing and maintaining relationships with student organizations, service clubs, faith organizations and more
* Multiple Family Captain stipends, designed for committed debate parents/guardians to help spread the word about debate and recruit judges in the community
* Outreach assistant roles for Augsburg University students to recruit local community members to serve as Spanish Debate League and East African Debate judges
* Lyft rides for interested volunteers who need tournament transportation
* Volunteer recruitment and recognition events

Our goal is to recruit 100 diverse volunteers in the first year! Let us know if you’re interested in future volunteer opportunities by signing up here.

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:

New Student Positions This Week (4)

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

09/06/2023: Art & Design Student Assistant
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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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

Check out Study Abroad & Away Programs here

Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

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TriBeta 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.

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Communal Space for Grieving and Blessing on Monday, September 11

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Campus Ministry is offering a communal space for collective grieving and blessing of those who have been laid off this coming Monday, September 11th, at 10:40 AM in Hoversten Chapel. Bring whatever it is you are carrying these days, and may your presence be a blessing and balm to those whose days at Augsburg are ending.

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

Doing Theology with Friends

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Doing Theology is a weekly Bible Study and Discussion led by Pastoral Intern D.J. We read the Bible, read passages, reflection, papers, etc from theologians, play games, do activities, ask the hard questions, discuss, and much more! This is centered around the Christian tradition, but all are welcome to come and learn and discuss. Please fill out this google form if you are interested or feel free to email Pastoral Intern D.J

Google Form:

This Saturday – 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

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Twins Tickets for Sale (Sun 9/10 and 9/24)

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Selling 2 tickets for Sun 9/10 Twins Game (vs Mets) and Sunday 9/24 (vs Angels) due to schedule conflicts.

Sunday 9/10 Section 319, Row 2, Seats 1 and 2 (on aisle) – $20 each ($24 face value)
Sunday 9/24 Section 221, Row 4, Seats 1 and 2 (on aisle) – $25 each ($28 face value)

Email if interested. Can deliver tickets electronically.

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

Free “Art to End Fossil Fuel” Newspaper Posters

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9 sets of Art to End Fossil Fuel posters to share with anyone who would like one. Each set is 5 newspaper posters with the theme of ending fossil fuels. They are made for public display for the September 2023 climate marches (9/15 and 9/17), so I’d ask you to make sure they are seen in public. Contact Karen Alexander for pick-up in Lindell Library: