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

Don’t Get Ticketed: New Parking Enforcement Starts Today

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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

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.


The Writing Center Is Open — Come See Us

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The Writing Center is open!

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!

In addition, if you would like for a tutor or the Director to come to your class to introduce the writing center, please sign up for a class visit: We will do our best to accommodate 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

Transition to New P-card Online Platform – Wells Fargo Vantage

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Attention: P-card Users, Approvers, Reconcilers

The Wells Fargo P-card online platform will be transitioning from CCER to Vantage starting this month. For more details, visit the “Learning resources” section under “Helpful information” at the bottom of your Vantage homepage by logging into your Wells Fargo online account. To learn more, watch the Wells Fargo Vantage Tutorial Video.

Wells Fargo Vantage Tutorial Video

General Announcements

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

Last Call – Give to the Max Application Deadline TODAY

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Today is the last day to apply for a Give to the Max project! Please submit your application by the end of today.

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.

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.

2023 Give to the Max Application

Taste of Augsburg Sign Up Due Friday

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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

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”

Interested in STEM?

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If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2021. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to

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

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

September 17 is Constitution Day

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Constitution Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is celebrated on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

One of the key responsibilities of citizenship is voting. This year local elections will be held on November 7 and Augsburg has made election day a holiday during which classes are canceled so that all eligible voters have time to vote. The office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has sample ballots and information about voting. If you have questions feel free to reach out to the Sabo Center staff, we’d love to help.

Sabo Center blog

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

09/07/2023: Lead Custodian (Wednesday – Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
09/07/2023: 1st Shift Custodian
09/05/2023: Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach

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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:

09/06/2023: Art & Design Student Assistant
09/05/2023: Financial Aid Assistant, Academic Year 2023-24
09/01/2023: TRIO/SSS Office Assistant

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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

Event Announcements

Wednesday – Study Abroad and Away Fair

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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

Save the Date: Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics (October 25)

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Augsburg students, faculty, and staff are invited to the 2023 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics. Join us on October 25, 2023, from 10–11 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel or via Zoom for this free public event on interfaith responses to trauma. 

Globally, over 50% of persons experience some sort of trauma during their lifetime. At this year’s Batalden Seminar, three panelists will share resources from their specific religious traditions (Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam) that respond to trauma and foster resilience. The faculty panelists include Assistant Professor Iva Patel, Assistant Professor Shayna Sheinfeld, and Professor Najeeba Syeed, El-Hibri Endowed Chair. 

The Batalden Faculty Scholar Program in Applied Ethics strengthens the infusion of ethics and values into our campus community, so that the skills of ethical reasoning and critical reflection are hallmarks of Augsburg’s students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

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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

Vikings Football Tickets

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Vikings Football Season is here! I’ve got a few of my season tickets that I’m unable to use due to other obligations / family events. Two tickets are located in section 119 Row 38 Seats 3/4.

First available game is Sunday 9/24 vs Los Angeles Chargers (2 tickets – $150 each)

Email me if interested in this or other games at

Free – Art to End Fossil Fuels Posters

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8 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: