Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Active Shooter Preparedness Training

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Augsburg is offering a series of active shooter preparedness sessions to faculty and staff this fall.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. And because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes—before law enforcement arrives on the scene—individuals must be prepared to very quickly make a determination about what is occurring and what potential actions to take, usually without official reports or instructions.

These in-person preparedness sessions will review the recommended “Run, Hide, or Fight” protocol and equip you to think in advance about the various response options in different locations on campus.

Register for Active Shooter Preparedness Training

The training sessions are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* Friday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Teaching and Learning

Study Abroad in Cuba in May – Fine Arts Class for All Majors

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Have the experience of a lifetime–sign up for a summer fine arts study abroad program, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend 12 days in Cuba this May exploring arts and culture!

Earn 4 credits and complete Augsburg Experience, too!


Travel: May 12-23, 2024

Course: THR 295 – Topics: Arts, Culture, and Community in Cuba, (Fine Arts requirement), 4 credits

fulfills Augsburg Experience, too!

***Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply

*** APPLY BY January 31 ***

The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get full program details and start an application here

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

Extended Study Abroad Deadlines – Go Abroad for Spring Semester

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Missed your chance to go abroad this spring semester? Not quite!

Applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg CGEE’s Study Center spring semester programs in Mexico, Central America, Northern Ireland, and Southern Africa until November 1st.

Why choose an Augsburg CGEE Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements, and get an Augsburg experience abroad!

Our programs are nationally-known, focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Northern Ireland, Southern Africa & Mexico also offer INTERNSHIPS!

Learn more and apply here!

MCAT Test Prep Scholarship Application

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Thanks to a generous donor, URGO has four $1000 MCAT Test Prep Scholarships available. Students must be juniors or seniors to apply. Interested students should fill out the application below and submit by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 1st. If you have questions please contact Dixie Shafer at

MCAT Test Prep Scholarship Application

General Announcements

Deals and Discounts for Auggies

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Welcome to Augsburg Deals & Discounts, your ultimate destination for student, staff and faculty deals and discounts! We understand that being a student can be both exciting and financially challenging. That’s why we’ve created a one-stop platform dedicated to helping you stretch your budget while enjoying the best of what life has to offer.

Explore the deals and discounts available to Auggies:

Email if you know of any bargains that should be added to this list!

Register Now for the October 20th Event: Edifying, Elevating, and Uplifting Teachers of Color

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Date & Time: Friday, October 20th 8:30 – 2:00 PM

Where: Hoversten Chapel at Foss Center

Breakfast, Lunch and parking are included for registered guests
Click here for registration.

The Thrive Program at Augsburg University is partnering with Edifying Teachers and Elevate Teaching for the event “Edifying, Elevating, and Uplifting Teachers of Color.” The keynote will be Ms. Sofia Gonzalez, an Ambassador Fellow at the US Department of Education. Dr. Rudy Ruiz of Edifying Teachers, Dr. Sergio Madrid of Augsburg, and Dr. Rose Chu of Elevate Teaching will facilitate the convening.

We aspire for this event to be an opportunity for prospective teachers, teacher candidates, and alumni from different programs to connect and learn together. It is also an opportunity to bring different stakeholders together who are interested and committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining teachers of color in their journey.

For more info and to register, go to:

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about group rates, please get in touch with

Additionally, this event is free for THRIVE Scholars, Augsburg students, faculty, and staff.

Use this unique code at checkout to register for free: THRIVE

Apply to Become a STEM Mentor or Mentee

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Interesting Being a STEM Mentor or Mentee?

If so, STEM Peer Mentorship wants you!

STEM Peer Mentorship 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 Mentorship 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!)

Having a Mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a first-year or sophomore in a STEM major interested in having a mentor and want to learn more about internships, scholarships, certain classes, etc… This is for you !

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Computer Science
-Data 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 2023. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to

Stem Peer Mentorship Application 2023-2024

Looking for a 2-Credit Course for Time 2?

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Hello, I am Dr. Ana Ribeiro with the Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science Department. If you are looking for an interesting 2-credit course for this fall Time 2 (class starts on 10/23), sign up for HPE 450 Current Health Issues. We will discuss health behaviors, barriers to physical activity, and how to create a more inclusive fitness culture. I hope to see you in class! This class is open to students in all majors.

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences from Studying Abroad

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Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

“Murderball” Film Screening Oct 23: The Athletes and Competition of Wheelchair Rugby

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Join us for a screening and discussion of the film “Murderball”! This film presents the stories of athletes competing in Wheelchair Rugby leading up to the 2004 Paralympic Games (with a particular focus on the US and Canadian teams). The film explores personal narratives alongside action-packed competition footage. We’ll follow the film with time to debrief and discuss.

Date and time: Monday, October 23, 4:00-6:15 pm
Location: Science Hall 123

Hosted by CLASS/Disability Resources. Snacks will be provided. This film is rated “R” due to strong language and sexual content. For questions or accommodation needs, please contact

Faculty and Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing.

Hope to see you there!

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

10/06/2023: Staff Accountant
10/06/2023: Career Services Director, Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
10/04/2023: Pan-Afrikan Student Services Program Manager

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Event Announcements

Homecoming Is Here

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We’re thrilled to have students, alumni, family, and friends on campus for all of our Homecoming events between October 8-14, 2023! Today we have an ASAC Build an Auggie for students in the Student Lounge at 10 a.m. and a women’s soccer game at Edor Nelson Field at 7:30 p.m. Check out the Homecoming & Reunion Weekend website for full schedule details:

If you have questions about any event, please contact our Alumni Relations office at 612-330-1580 or email

Will We See You at Taste of Augsburg on Saturday, October 14?

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Taste of Augsburg 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Murphy Square

Come to Murphy Square between 11:00 a.m.–1:00p.m. and meet many of Augsburg’s student groups and other member associations. Not only can you enjoy yummy food and drinks, but your purchases will directly support the student groups. Tickets will be on sale near Murphy Square, and you will be able to purchase various food, beverages, raffle tickets, and game entries throughout the event!

RSVP for Homecoming Events:

West Bank Ride – Saturday, October 14

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Join a family friendly bike ride exploring the West Bank’s hidden routes and bike paths to the University of Minnesota, Stone Arch Bridge, Nicollet Island, and back to the West Bank. The West Bank Ride begins at the intersection of 6th St S and the bike path on the east side of Riverside Mall (620 16th Av S) at 3 PM on Saturday, October 14. First stop will be the Cedar Cultural Center Plaza (at 3:15 PM) for music by King Baron a lively quartet playing New Orleans street music. The ride ends at the House of Balls (1504 7th St S) for more music, a party, and the Our Streets Mobile History Museum. Riders can keep the evening going strong by visiting one of our many restaurants and venues after the ride. For more information email

West Bank Ride Facebook Post

STEM Mentor & Mentee Group Meeting

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The Stem Peer Mentorship Program

We will have our second meeting coming up on Wednesday Oct, 18th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at the East Commons(in Christensen Center). During this meeting, we will be announcing the mentor and mentee pairs and students will have the opportunity to talk to their mentor and mentee. We will go over some of the expectations for mentor and mentee as well. We will also be getting to know each other by doing arts and crafts. There will be FOOD and Beverages.

We hope to see everyone at the event.

Students Can RSVP Here.

Register for Meaningful Work Panel on October 27

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Join the Reell Office of Seeing Things Whole for breakfast and conversation with compelling leaders from business, the arts, and education who share a common drive to bring greater wholeness and meaning to their organizations. You will hear candid stories of success and challenge at work, from creating space for individuals to thrive as their full selves at work, shaping policies to balance organizational and people needs, and navigating the practical realities of leading organizations through periods of prosperity and economic downturns.

The conversation is for anyone seeking to find greater meaning in their work and leadership—especially people who are new to managing teams, in charge of organizational policy in a post-pandemic world, or thinking about organizational futures.

• Najeeba Syeed, El-Hibri endowed chair and executive director of Interfaith at Augsburg University
• Jun-Li Wang, associate director of Springboard for the Arts
• Kyle E. Smith, co-CEO of Reell Precision Manufacturing
• Tom Henry, former CEO of Landry’s Bicycles (moderator)

Where: Augsburg University, Marshall Room
When: October 27th, 2023 at 8:30 – 10:30am. Coffee and continental breakfast provided.

Register here –>

Staff are able to register at no cost.

Reach out to Keri Clifton at with questions.

TODAY: Focused Conversation on Enrollment Landscape

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Faculty and staff, join us today for the October Focused Conversation. Robert Gould, vice president for strategic enrollment management, and John Coskran, chief financial officer, will present an overview of the changing enrollment landscape and what Augsburg is doing to grow net tuition revenue in response.

Thursday, October 12, 2023
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

TONIGHT: Zen Buddhist Insights for Self-Awareness, Mental Health, and Wellness

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Join Interfaith at Augsburg for the next Interfaith Forum, a presentation and discussion with Busshō Lahn.

The benefits of meditative practices have been intuited for millennia, but now science has clearly observed the connection between mental wellness and curious self-awareness. The practice of mindfulness is now mainstream, and we’re beginning to ask deeper questions about what it really is, and about what it might be able to show us: What is the relationship between our mental health and our spirituality? What do words like compassion and wisdom mean for me in this age of anxiety? How are qualities like resiliency, courage, clarity, and kindness made available to us? In this program, Busshō Lahn draws upon insights from the Zen Buddhist tradition to address possible approaches to these questions based on his new book, Singing and Dancing Are the Voice of the Law (2022).

Event Details:
Thursday, October 12th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (TONIGHT!)
Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Internship & Career Prep Session

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Feeling the jitters about the upcoming on-campus internship and career fair? Fear not! The Strommen Center has got your back with three epic prep sessions to help you nail it!

Prep Session #2 (TODAY!)
Thurs Oct 12th from 11am-12pm
Strommen Center (Across from Einstein)

Prep Session #3
Tues Oct 17th from 3:30-4:30pm
Strommen Center (Across from Einstein)

Registration is not required. Students can attend any session.

Stewart Van Cleve Shares His Saga Story on October 17 in Chapel

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Please join us on Tuesday, October 17, at 11:30 am in Hoversten Chapel to hear Stewart Van Cleve, University Archivist, share about “Love Letters from the Past: The Anita Gay Hawthorne Collection.” In the Augsburg Saga series in chapel, we will be hearing from faculty, staff, and alumni throughout the year who will examine the threads of Augsburg’s history that shape our identity and values.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggies Abroad Share Their Experiences in New Blog Posts

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Check out these CGEE blog posts from a couple of Auggies who are currently studying abroad!

Kathryn Ramach is currently abroad on the program Conflict, Peace, and Transition in Northern Ireland. Read about her first few weeks here:

Lorpu Sumo is currently abroad on the program Communication and Media Studies: Migration & Social Change in Mexico. Read about her first few weeks here:

Interested in going abroad yourself? Applications for spring 2024 CGEE programs are due November 1st, apply today!

Check out the CGEE programs and start your application


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