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Nominations Open: Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment in one of three categories: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. All full-time faculty who have been employed at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Additionally adjunct faculty who have taught at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award.

Any member of the Augsburg Community (faculty student, staff, etc.) may nominate a person for these awards. For more information on the process and requirements of nominators, please see the individual nomination forms on the page linked below.

Nominations are open until March 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

General Announcements

Biennial Harassment & Discrimination Training

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Dear Employees:
A friendly reminder that all Augsburg employees are required to complete trainings on a regular basis to strengthen Augsburg as a workplace, helps protect the rights of students, faculty and staff, and responds to requirements from the Department of Education (under Title IV) and our insurance providers.

Training administered by Human Resources includes:
FERPA: annually
Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: every two years

These 3rd-party interactive and engaging courses can be accessed from a computer, tablet or smartphone. The “Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Clery Act and Title IX,” was launched two years ago in January 2022; many employees will receive an invitation to re-engage with this training in the upcoming weeks.

Training can be accessed through
Faculty and Staff can also access the training by logging into Inside Augsburg and choosing Administrative Tasks > Training. Once logged in you can review your previous training completions by selecting Training History and updating the “From Date” selection to cover the desired timeframe.

Email Senders
Vector Solutions may send training emails from any of the following domains:,,,, or
If you have questions or concerns regarding an email claiming to be on behalf of Augsburg HR please reach out to

Already Completed Training?
If you are assigned the “Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Clery Act and Title IX” training but have completed it in the past two years please reach out to to have your records reviewed and corrected.

Thank you for your partnership and shared commitment to making Augsburg a safe and welcoming place to learn and work.

Augsburg Online Training

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.
Thank you!

Important Updates to Campus Posting Policy for Students, Faculty, and Staff

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Students, faculty, and staff: 

The university’s posting policy has been updated with a new approval requirement and submission process as of January 2024. Going forward, all posters must be approved and stamped by the Dean of Students Office—not the Copy Center—in order to be displayed on campus. 

Student organizations that wish to submit a poster for approval must do so through the university’s Lytho project management system. A registered officer from the student organization must upload their poster and include a cost center and fund to which to charge printing costs. 

1. Go to  
2. Select “Log in with SSO” and, if prompted, sign into Inside Augsburg.
3. From the “Requests” menu, select the gray “Add Request” button in the upper right-hand corner. 
4. Title your request with the name of your poster and select “Create Request.”
5. Select “Poster Approval Request Form” from the Request Form drop-down menu.
6. Complete all fields, upload your poster, and select “Submit Request.”

The Dean of Students Office will review the poster. If approved, the Copy Center will print and stamp the posters. The officer will be notified once the posters are ready for pickup in the Copy Center.

Faculty and staff may use the university’s Lytho project management system for poster submissions and approvals as outlined above. Faculty and staff may also print posters directly from the Copy Center. Once printed, faculty and staff must bring their posters to the Dean of Students Office (Memorial 118) to get them approved and stamped before posting on campus.

If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office at A Lytho project submission tutorial is available on the Marketing and Communication website.

View the revised Augsburg posting policy here. 

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

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

01/09/2024: Entry-level Staff Accountant
01/04/2024: Associate Director of Admissions – Graduate

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New Staff Position: Entry-level Staff Accountant

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We are seeking an individual to join our Business Office team to complete daily and weekly cash accounting processes to ensure accurate and detailed records of all cash transactions are maintained. This is a great opportunity for a staff accountant in the earlier stages of their career.

This position will also be responsible for completing assigned monthly close processes, preparing journal entries and reconciliations, assisting with internal management financial reports and budgeting processes, preparing and completing tax filings, and providing backup support for other areas in the accounting office.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Reconcile main bank and sub accounts weekly.
– Prepare and post journal entries to record all main bank and sub account activity weekly.
– Access bank information online and record cash activity daily in cash spreadsheets.
– Follow cash reconciliation procedures and update documentation as necessary.
– Provide reconciliation report weekly to the Accounting Manager for review and follow-up on open items as well as daily follow-up on rejected transactions, fraud notifications, and check voids.
– Review available balances in cash accounts and recommend transfers between accounts as needed
– Update cash flow summary report with daily cash receipts and expenditures by type and assist in the analysis of unusual or unexpected transactions.
– Support any audit testing of cash accounts or transactions as needed.
– Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities:

– Monthly fixed asset reviews, asset maintenance in the fixed asset module and reconciliations.
– Perform monthly investment and accrued interest reconciliations. Maintain electronic statements and assist with monthly endowment reporting.
– Prepare monthly prepaid reconciliations.
– Reconcile third party scholarships monthly and work with student financial services to clear balances.
– Monthly reconciliation of bond, note, and interest payable accounts as well as bond amortization and trustee deposit reconciliations. Update the capital and operating leases schedules as needed.
– Upload monthly central service journal entries to ERP system as well as accounting tickets.
– Various asset and liability monthly account reconciliations as assigned.
– Perform year-end inventory counts and reconciliations.
– Prepare various budget variance analysis in support of management and financial reporting.
– Assist in the annual capital budgeting process and completion of monthly summary reporting.

Tax preparation and filing:

– Prepare and file monthly sales tax as well as annual sales tax reports.
– Process and report unclaimed property.

Provide back up support:

– Provide backup support for accounts payable or other duties as necessary.
– Other reconciliation, duties, and special projects as assigned such as work with archiving and record retention.

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Event Announcements

MLK Convocation — Monday, January 15 at 1 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel

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On behalf of Pan-Afrikan Student Services and Augsburg University, we are excited to bring you the Martin Luther King, JR., Convocation on January 15, 2024. Keynote speaker Ethelind B. Kaba will speak on the theme, “Black in America: Living in the Land of Milk and Honey?” As the executive director of the Ann Bancroft Foundation, Ethelind oversees the efforts of the Foundation to make life-changing opportunities available to early childhood and adolescent girls in Minnesota.

Full event info:

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

“Disability Visibility” Book Discussion (Part 3): Jan 30 – Join Us

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CLASS and Lindell Library invite you to a book discussion for “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century” edited by Alice Wong. “This anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community.”

We’ll discuss narratives from Part 3: “Doing” on Tuesday, January 30, 4:00-5:00 pm in Lindell Library, Room 301. We welcome you (students, faculty, and staff) to this discussion regardless of how much of the book you read! Faculty/Staff can apply this event toward Good/Advanced standing for the Diversity & Inclusion Certificate.

A few copies of the book are available to borrow from Lindell Library at the circulation desk. You can find the book at your favorite bookstore and public library. For questions about this event or accommodation needs please contact

Warm Your Heart: Volunteer With Middle Schoolers This Winter

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to more than 1,300 students in the Twin Cities!

In January-March, we will be hosting weeknight debate tournaments for middle school students. Middle school debaters learn important skills like critical thinking, deep listening, note-taking, argumentation, and public speaking in debate – but they also have fun, make friends, and take pride in representing their school!

You can help make it happen by becoming a volunteer debate judge. No debate experience? No problem. We’ll train you. Judges listen carefully to students debating, weigh the arguments, choose a winner, and provide feedback for improvement.

Need/want service hours? Finish them before the semester heats up!

Sign up here:

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Art Commissions Open: Your Own Personal Hand-Painted Pet Portrait

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My name is Rebecca and I work for the Minnesota Urban Debate League, but I’m also a painter. I am paying off some medical bills with art commissions. Members of the Augsburg community commissioned several paintings over the holidays, and I was very grateful. I am still open for commissions going into 2024!

I am painting acrylic on canvas in multiple small sizes for the following prices:

4″ x 4″: $40

4″ x 5″: $50

5″ x 5″: $70

5″ x 7″: $80

8″ x 10″: $120

I will ask you for a photo of the pet to copy and some colors you like, as well as the pets’ interests, to inform the background.

This provides a good sample of the type of portraits I do:

As does this link:

I can be paid by cash, Venmo, or PayPal and can drop off on Augsburg’s campus OR mail in the USA as needed.

If you are interested, please reach out ASAP and let me know by what date you want the portrait. (It makes for a great birthday present!)

Serious inquiries only. Please email me at if you are interested.