Love to Sing? Vocal Ensemble Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Augsburg University Music announces two unique vocal ensemble opportunities open to the Augsburg community.

For students, faculty, and staff:

The Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Project is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Available to students for course credit, this choir assumes no music-reading ability. The core of the curriculum is shared with our community cohort, open to anyone in the greater Metro area within driving distance of a weekly, joint rehearsal. This choir receives direct instruction from culture-bearers sharing their vocal harmony traditions from many continents. Our artist-instructors, teaching via the oral method, have taught us in regional styles from Appalachia, Bosnia, Corsica, Cuba, the Republic of Georgia, Iran, Madagascar, Nigeria, Quebec, Siberia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, and the traditional Black gospel churches of the United States.

For students:

For singers with a firm base in music-literacy skills, the Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective course brings students into weekly side-by-side study, rehearsal, and performance collaboration with the professional chamber artists of The Mirandola Ensemble. Students enrolled in this ensemble will also perform the international repertoire at the core of the Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Project.

Placement hearings will be held August 31–September 2. For details, visit the Music Department website or send questions to Dr. Kristina Boerger:

Music at Augsburg

Shortage of Faculty/Staff Permits

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Public Safety is currently experiencing a temporary shortage of Faculty/Staff parking tags. More tags have been ordered and are scheduled to arrive in early September. Until the new tags arrive those applying for parking privileges will be issued a temporary tag that will grant them the same access as the regular tag. If you’re on the waiting list, received temporary parking tags, or bought a fall permit but wanted a year, you will be contacted when the new tags arrive. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary shortage may create. The current shortage of parking tags does not affect the number of available spaces.

Going Away Gathering for Keo Moua on August 29

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Despite her short time at Augsburg University, Keo Moua has played an essential role to our students and staff during a time of uncertainty and chaos. We give our sincere gratitude to Keo for her kindness, essential work, and creating a safe space for our students at MLife. We will miss her dearly and wish her the best in her future endeavors! Her last day as a program coordinator at Augsburg will be Friday, September 2. To celebrate her and what there is to come, MLife will be hosting a going away gathering today, Monday August 29th from 3-4:30 p.m. at Oyate Commons, located on the lower floor of Christensen Center. Join us as able and bring your smiles and laughs!

During our indoor gathering, we strongly encourage and recommend that you wear a mask to protect those around you and minimize the risk of COVID transmission. Thank you for considering!

Faculty and Staff: First-Year First Day Info for Tuesday, August 30

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This year as Opening Convocation is back and so are several traditions! What staff and faculty need to know to participate in opening convocation:

The Clapping Tunnel: Faculty and staff are invited to form two lines down 7 ½ Street by Murphy Square.
Arrive 10:30 a.m. or earlier.
Please wear your regalia or Auggie gear.
In case of rain please line up on both sides of the Si Melby lobby.
Cyndi Berg will be standing at 7 ½ Street in case faculty or staff have any questions.

10:05 a.m. Student line up – two lines down 22nd Ave in both directions
10:30 a.m. Faculty/Staff Line Up
10:40 a.m. Processional Begins
11:00 a.m. Convocation Begins in Si Melby Gym
11:45 a.m. Recessional and Lunch in the Quad Begins

AugSem faculty will be sitting with their AugSem classes and transfer students will be with their Orientation Leaders.
All faculty and staff are invited to the luncheon. We ask that first-years, transfers, and AugSem faculty are prioritized in the lunch line due to timing.
In case of rain, the lunch will be located inside Christensen Center.

We hope that you will join us in welcoming our new first-year and transfer students to their Augsburg community!

URGO Department Is Hiring Health Professions Specialist

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The office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) is hiring a full-time health professions specialist to coordinate the prehealth program at Augsburg University.

The health professions specialist will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining a high-quality prehealth program as well as advising prehealth students directly. This includes providing support and advice to current students, as well as alumni, who are considering a wide range of health professions and assisting them with finding vocational fit; assisting students with the health professional school application processes, providing information on entrance exams, fee waiver applications, accommodation requests, and interviews; collecting and disseminating information regarding health professions to students, faculty, and staff; collecting and maintaining data regarding students’ acceptances to health-related professional schools; coordinating campus health professions events; and developing relationships with health professions schools and programs to benefit applicants as well as alumni working in health professions to increase shadowing, mentoring and research opportunities for prehealth students.

Minimum Qualifications
– A master’s degree in the liberal arts or sciences is required.
– 3 to 5 years of experience in healthcare, higher education, or career development coaching is required.
– Knowledge and interest in the writing process; ability to evaluate and coach students’ writing from diverse educational backgrounds and with varied skill sets.
– Knowledge of the health professions.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, please visit the Human Resources website (link below).

View Full Job Description

Building Access Changes for the Fall ‘22 Semester

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Beginning on Monday, August 29, all Augsburg Minneapolis Campus buildings will only be accessible by fob and will no longer be open to the public, with the exception of Christensen Center. This is a pilot program in response to a perceived increase of crime around campus as well as a couple of major incidents that occurred on campus during the Spring ‘22 semester. If you will be on the Minneapolis campus and do not currently have a fob, you can request a fob through the Access Request Form on the Public Safety website (link is below), or stop by the Public Safety office located in the Urness/Mortensen lobby for more urgent requests.

If you are hosting a public event on campus, let your University Events Coordinator know and they will work with Public Safety to adjust the appropriate building schedules. If you need a building to open to the public but are not working with University Events, email with the requested date(s), time(s), and reason(s) for having the building open to the public.

The Department of Public Safety is also requesting feedback about the changes in building access and we will be reviewing the pilot throughout the Fall ‘22 semester. If you would like to provide feedback about the changes in building access, please email and include “Building Access Feedback” in the subject line.

Access Request Form

Staff and Faculty: Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a staff or 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!

URGO Department Is Hiring Health Professions Specialist

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The office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) is hiring a full-time health professions specialist to coordinate the prehealth program at Augsburg University.

The health professions specialist will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining a high-quality prehealth program as well as advising prehealth students directly. This includes providing support and advice to current students, as well as alumni, who are considering a wide range of health professions and assisting them with finding vocational fit; assisting students with the health professional school application processes, providing information on entrance exams, fee waiver applications, accommodation requests, and interviews; collecting and disseminating information regarding health professions to students, faculty, and staff; collecting and maintaining data regarding students’ acceptances to health-related professional schools; coordinating campus health professions events; and developing relationships with health professions schools and programs to benefit applicants as well as alumni working in health professions to increase shadowing, mentoring and research opportunities for prehealth students.

Minimum Qualifications
– A master’s degree in the liberal arts or sciences is required.
– 3 to 5 years of experience in healthcare, higher education, or career development coaching is required.
– Knowledge and interest in the writing process; ability to evaluate and coach students’ writing from diverse educational backgrounds and with varied skill sets.
– Knowledge of the health professions.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, please visit the Human Resources website (link below).

View Full Job Description

Study Abroad and ISSS Have Moved to Science Hall 110 and 112

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The Study Abroad & Away and ISSS offices have moved!

We are now located in Science Hall 110 and 112, just around the corner from Student Financial Services. Come stop by to see our new space and learn more about off-campus opportunities as well as services for international students!

Questions? Contact us at or

Auggie Connect TODAY

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Join us today for Auggie Connect!

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles & Julia Becker and your fellow Auggies on Mondays 3:30-4:30 PM. Join in person in Sverdrup 102 near the Enrollment Center or via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 939 3706 4131
Passcode: 928317

Contact for information or disability-related accommodations.

Join Auggie Connect on Zoom

Wellness Wednesday March 23: Planting Seeds at CWC

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Spring is springing! Join CWC and members of Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee as we plant seeds to start seedlings for the Augsburg Community Garden!

10:30-11:30 AM on Wednesday, 3/23
CWC Lobby and Group Room

No experience or green thumb required- we’d just love your help and company as we plant seeds for the garden season ahead!

PASU Elections

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Hello auggies, PASU (Pan-Afrikan Student Union) is holding our elections. All of our positions are open including president, vice president, treasurer, event coordinator, marketing, etc. If you are a motivated student, and interested in joining the 2022-2023 school year board please make sure to Friday April 8, 2022 from 5-6:30pm. The location will be the Marshall room.

Our instagram is @augsburgpasu please make sure to follow us to stay up to date with our events and election!

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 1-2:30

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 1:00 to 2:30pm

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Today: Modified Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours

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Strommen Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Hours will be offered only from 2:00-4:00 PM today (Monday, March 21st.)

Drop-In Hours will resume as normal the rest of the week.

Tuesday 9:00-11:30 AM
Wednesday 10:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00-11:30 AM
Friday 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Come visit us in Christensen Center, Suite 100 (Across from Einstein’s!)

Virtual Drop-In Hours are available Fridays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Zoom Link Available in the Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Check out our Strommen Community Moodle Site

Forum Podcast Ep. 89: Ensuring Equity and Belonging in the Future World of Work

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting) shares actionable insights for leading in today’s changing and uncertain environment, creating workplaces that are equitable and inclusive for all members, and becoming a purpose-driven organization.

Augsburg University Room Usage and Reservation Process

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Earlier in the semester, during the Omicron spike, several rooms on campus were reserved for use by students needing to attend classes offered remotely. These rooms were the Augsburg Room, Cedar Room, and Nelson Room in the Christensen Center; Sverdrup 208; and Oren Gateway Center 103. As we have moved out of the heightened protocols surrounding COVID-19, these rooms are no longer reserved for students and will be available for staff and faculty to reserve. If students are looking for a place to study or meet, Lindell Library has study rooms available as well as spaces like the Christensen Center Student Lounge. All student group related reservations for conference/meeting space should be requested through Auggie Life.

Call for “3 Days in May” Proposals From Faculty and Staff

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Augsburg’s annual “3 Days in May” (coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning) is back in person and will be held Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th in the Hagfors Center!

The CTL Fellows are looking for interesting and engaging sessions for these three days, and we welcome your contributions. If you are interested in offering or coordinating a session/workshop/demonstration/etc., please complete the short form below and a CTL member will get back to you to find out more details and talk about specific presentation and scheduling needs.

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact

Nominations for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Contribution Award Due by Midnight Monday, March 21

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards, and anybody at Augsburg University may nominate a candidate. Adjunct faculty are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching award specifically to recognize exceptional adjunct faculty.

For the full Call for Nominations, descriptions of criteria for each category, and the nomination form, please follow the link to the CTL Annual Awards page down below and scroll to the “Distinguished Contribution Awards” section.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Monday, March 21st (12am March 22nd) and award recipients will be announced at the April Faculty meeting as well as posted to A-mail. New this year: ALL nominees will be made public (pending award committee approval) to recognize the depth of faculty contributions.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at or

ED Talk March 23: Preliminary Results from the FDC Faculty Job Sustainability Survey

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Join Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Chair, Faculty Development Committee) as she presents the preliminary findings from the recent FDC Faculty Job Sustainability Survey. The survey was completed by 54 Augsburg teaching faculty at all levels of appointment and across all three divisions.

CTL will offer ED Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 Ed talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond.

Summer Course: Writing for Television – Apply Now

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Do you love watching television and have ever wondered how the creators wrote their pilot for that hit TV show you love to watch? Or, are you a writer in a different medium and have always wanted to try your hand at writing for television?

Grow your writing skills this summer with the course PWC 320 “Writing for Television”. This intensive course will be modeled on a professional writer’s room and as such all students will be required to actively participate. Students will be expected to participate in the development and breaking of story while learning to pitch ideas, create outlines, and reading and providing feedback on your colleagues’ work. Each of these steps will be instrumental in aiding you with creating your own pilot!

WRITING FOR TELEVISION: Writing the Television Pilot, PWC 320

DATES: June 4 – July 30
(Please note that the course dates do not correspond to the Summer Semester Time 1 and Time 2 schedules. For drop/withdrawal dates, see the course description details in Records and Registration.)

Taught by Christina Ham, a highly awarded and prolific writer for both stage and screen, including Sweet Tooth for Netflix, THEM for Amazon, and Westworld for HBO. She was named one of “The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2018-19 Season” by American Theatre magazine.

standard summer tuition rate for 4 credits: $1,704

Spots in this course are limited. Apply by May 2.

Get complete details and start an application online

Focused Conversation on Institutional Advancement and Comprehensive Campaign: Next Week

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Join Amy Alkire, vice president for institutional advancement, for a Focused Conversation on the university’s philanthropic priorities and the upcoming public phase of the Great Returns comprehensive campaign.

Focused Conversation on Institutional Advancement and Comprehensive Campaign
Monday, March 28
Marshall Room and Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Did You Travel for Spring Break? Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Today and Thursday

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Students, faculty, and staff: Take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus! Testing is particularly encouraged this week for individuals who traveled or spent time with different groups of people than usual over spring break. Tests are provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here:

Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website:

Contact with any questions.

Dental Alumni Panel

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Thursday, March 24
Hagfors 151

Meet Augsburg alumni who are practicing dentists and current dental students who will talk about the field of dentristry and share their expertise and experiences about becoming competitive applicants to dental school, the AADSAS application, personal statements, and how to be academically successful. Please email if you have any questions.

Hiring: Employers On Campus Tabling

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Representives from the following organizations will be on campus tabling this week in the lobby of the Christensen Center from 10:30am-12:30pm
All are welcome! Stop by and network with employers!

ACR Homes – Monday, March 21st & Tuesday, March 22nd

FEDEX -Tuesday, March 22nd

College Muscle Movers – Wednesday, March 23rd

Lutheran Volunteer Corps – Wednesday, March 23rd
Learn about full-time post graduation positions for 2022-2023 in a variety of locations.

Strommen Career & Internship Team

Come Into Full Bloom With TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Sign Up for a CSA Pickup at Augsburg

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The Good Acre’s (TGA) CSA farm share will have a drop-site at Augsburg this coming summer and fall! Purchasing a farm share from TGA is an amazing way for Augsburg students, faculty, and staff to support local farmers and access delicious locally-grown produce (+ add-ons like local eggs and cheese!)

If you are interested in signing up to pick up a weekly farmshare box on campus, go to this website, and then select “Augsburg Campus Cupboard” as the pick-up option.

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

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Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here:

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health:

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website:

Contact with any questions.

Take a Spanish Course This Summer in Mexico. Apply by April 1.

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Ready to learn or improve your Spanish skill? Take a class with Augsburg in Mexico this summer! Multiple programs for all levels of Spanish skill are available, in one of the most affordable study abroad programs available to Auggie AND complete your Augsburg Experience!

Check out these program options, and apply by April 1

• various dates throughout summer
• 4-12 credits
• SPA – Spanish courses at all levels beginning to advanced, can fulfill Language requirements
• independent study or internship also possible

• June 8 – July 31
• 8 credits
• SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Observership

• June 8 – July 24
• 8 credits
• SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I
• SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry
• Upper-level courses available, if needed

To learn more about these programs and start an application, visit the website below.

You’re also welcome to stop by the Study Abroad & Away Office in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center. Email us at

Get more details for all the programs listed above on our website

Fulbright Information Session Hosted by Fulbright

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Juniors, graduating seniors, and alums hear from Fulbright employees about the Fulbright US Student Program. In this program, you can teach English, study and/or do research in one of 140 countries, paid for by Fulbright. Learn from the experts about the program and application process.

This virtual session is April 19 at 3:00 pm.

Register Here

Want To Teach, Study, or Research Abroad With Fulbright?

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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

US Student Fulbright Program Website

Last Chance To Register for Virtual Abolition Panel This Afternoon at 4 p.m.

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Register for “Abolition Praxis as a Moral Compass: A ‘Radical Imaginary’ in Higher Education”

April 7, 4-6pm

This event is co-sponsored by Student Day Government (ADSG) and Batalden Applied Ethics Program


This co-sponsored [Student Day Government (ADSG) and Batalden Applied Ethics Program] panel event will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) and Augsburg undergraduate student panelists, Reuben Kitto Stately (’22) and Taiwana Shambley (‘21).

Funding for this public event is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Selling Modern Brown Finished Desk

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Mahogany colored desk, very modern, black metal legs giving it a unique look. Super light weight, great for any room or dorm!

Sturdy wood, accepting offers on this desk, originally paid $150, can go very low. Only flaw is that it has a small white scratch on the top, everything else is great!

Excited to share photos, let me know if you’re interested.

Physician Assistant Info Session – Augsburg Pre-PA Club

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Join the Augsburg Pre-PA Club to learn more about the physician assistant profession, graduate physician assistant programs, and much more on Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 pm via Zoom! This info session is open to any student interested in medicine or looking to explore different careers in healthcare. Contact for more information on the upcoming event.

MN Urban Debate League To Host Virtual Middle & High School Summer Camps – Register Now

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The Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) is a collaborative effort between The Minnesota Urban Debate League (a program of Augsburg University) and The University of Minnesota Debate Team. Our goal is to increase access to speech & debate for schools, coaches, and students entering 5th – 12th grade providing a high quality, virtual summer camp experience to students in the Twin Cities Metro, the Upper Midwest region, and across the US!

2021 Virtual Speech & Debate Camp Offerings

Middle School (all online)
– Middle School Policy Debate Camp
– Middle School Speech Camp
– Middle School Congressional Debate Camp

For more details, costs, and registration visit:

High School (all online)
– Congressional Debate Camp (1 session)
– Policy Debate Camp (3 sessions)
* Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
* Core – for beginning and intermediate (advanced students may attend as camp leaders)
* Core and Extended – for intermediate and advanced students

For more details, cost and registration visit:

The priority date for scholarship applications is April 25. Learn more at the MNUDL Website.

Register & Learn More About MDAW

Zyzzogeton Virtual Student Research Symposium

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Augsburg celebrates the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students with its annual Zyzzogeton festival. The festival falls at the end of each academic year and is a culmination of achievement featuring work across departments.

This year Zyzzogeton will be held virtually, with student posters available for viewing online and live Q & A sessions.

Live Session Schedule:
(Zoom links will be posted on the Symposium website)
3:00 – 3:20pm Biochemistry, Chemistry, MSCS, Physics
3:20 – 3:40pm Biology
3:40 – 4:00pm Social Sciences, Humanities
4:00 – 4:20pm Arts, Business, Exercise Science, Social Work

Please join us on Tuesday, April 13, 3 – 4:30pm at

April 13th is Convocation schedule so there are no classes during Zyzzogeton, you can find the altered class times here:

Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Come Celebrate the 14th Annual Lavender Celebration

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The event will take place on Saturday, April 10 from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Chapel. This event will be held in person, simply RSVP on Auggie Life. You can also attend virtually through this link. The virtual event will be held, via webinar, with a recording available for view post-event.

We would love folks to attend in-person, as you feel comfortable, however you can always watch Lavender Celebration live, or the recording that will be available after.

RSVP on Auggie Life

Nominations for Staff Senate and University Council Representatives

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Augsburg University Staff Senate has two important elections this spring. We are currently taking nominations for Staff Senate Representatives and University Council Staff Representatives.

Staff Senate Representatives: Augsburg University’s Staff Senate is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term as well as two additional at-large members, appointed by Staff Senate. All members have the option to serve a third year. We are currently filling four positions. For more information on Staff Senate visit our about page.

University Council Staff Representatives: There is one opening on the University Council for an elected staff representative. For an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab.

Staff may nominate other eligible staff or self-nominate for either Staff Senate or University Council using this form

Nomination deadline for both Staff Senate and University Council is April 9, 2021. Please email with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Janice Dames, Campus Ministry
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies
Nancy Huynh, Academic Advising*
Ilse Rolf, Institutional Advancement
Stewart Van Cleve, Lindell Library
Jackie Voigt, Athletics
Uriah Ward, Student Financial Services
Tessa Wegenke, Finance & Administration*

*2020-21 co-chairs

Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Dr. Joseph S. Francisco: Next Tuesday

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Everyone is welcome to attend the Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Convocation next Tuesday, April 13, 2021.


Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
11 – 11:45 a.m. Central
Format: Zoom Webinar

Zoom Registration

Dining Services Survey – Chance To Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

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Augsburg University Dining Services is looking for feedback on your dining experience this year. Please complete the following survey to help us make your experience the very best. By completing the survey you have the option to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. Thank you for your participation.

Professors Degner Riveros and Rodriguez Receive Provost’s Internationalization Grants

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Sarah Degner Riveros and Rafael Antonio Rodriguez have both been awarded 2021-2022 Provost’s Internationalization Grants by the Faculty Development Committee in association with the Center for Global Education and Experience. Two grants are offered each year to provide support for faculty to pursue international teaching, research, or other scholarly collaboration with Augsburg University international programs or partner institutions.

Sarah Degner Riveros (Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies) will receive a $3,500 grant to support her work this summer with Augsburg’s Cuernavaca, Mexico CGEE Global Site.

Rafael Antonio Rodriguez (Music) will receive a $2,000 grant to support his work this summer with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, an Augsburg partner institution.

3 Days in May: Request for Proposals (Due April 16)

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CTL’s annual “Three Days in May” professional development event will take place over Zoom Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13, 2021, and we are officially accepting proposals for seminars, workshops, panels, etc. You do not need to present a topic in order to propose it, but it is much more likely to get scheduled if you provide a coordinator for the session.

Sessions may be 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes long and should somehow address one of the categories listed below OR provide other essential information for teaching faculty and staff (e.g. tenure portfolio workshops). To submit a proposal, click on the short Google form here which will ask for a temporary title, topic category(ies), coordinator name (if any), and length of session.

The theme for “3 Days” this year is “Closing the Loop on the Augsburg Student Survey”, and all sessions will be listed under at least one of six categories: (1) Student Mental and Physical Health, (2) Planning and Study Skills, (3) Peer Support and Connection, (4) Student Interaction with Faculty, (5) Clear and Flexible Teaching Practices, and (5) Student Professional and Career Development.

We fully expect most proposals to be scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director (

Submit Your “3 Days in May” Proposal

Join CTL’s NAMI “Wellness in Color” Discussion

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It’s hard to ignore our emotional, psychological, and social well-being today when it’s being inundated with MAJOR stressors that affect how we think, feel, and act. Please join CTL fellows and other faculty/staff for a discussion of mental health, especially related to communities of color. We will be facilitating a discussion on NAMI Minnesota’s Wellness in Color podcasts. Please listen to three of these podcasts (available at and come discuss what you’ve learned on a Zoom meeting with other faculty and staff members. We will be meeting on Monday, April 12 from 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm to listen to so that we will have things in common that we can discuss. Please listen to the following podcasts: “Blurring Tradition,” “Flipping the Status Quo,” and “Between Two Worlds.”

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. Use the linked RSVP form to let us know you would like to join.

Wellness in Color Podcast Discussion | Monday, April 12 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | ZOOM

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion

MN Urban Debate League Wins Ethical Leadership Award

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is one of two Minnesota nonprofits that has been honored with the 2021 Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award, presented by Synergy & Leadership Exchange.

The Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award was created by the Minnesota Character Council to spotlight character and ethical leadership development, honor organizations with exemplary efforts, motivate honorees for continued effort and success, and inspire others with examples to replicate.

Debate was recognized for helping to cultivate the leadership qualities of critical thinking, ethical argumentation, and empathy towards others.

MNUDL members will received the award and receive the virtual Character Recognition Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 18.

Fluent in Spanish? Volunteer for the MN Urban Debate League’s Spanish Debate Program

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming for Twin Cities middle and high school students. One of our spring programs is the Spanish Debate League, held entirely in Spanish.

Our program is an opportunity for middle and high school students to refine their Spanish proficiency be affirmed in their identity, and gain the benefits of debate- including public speaking, critical thinking, and academic skills.

Are you fluent in Spanish? Be a judge for the Spanish Debate League! You will listen to students’ speeches, give them constructive feedback, and pick a winner of the debate.

Tournaments are happening entirely virtually. No debate training? No problem. We will train you.

Event dates:

Thurs. April 29, 3:30-6:30 PM

Thurs. May 13, 3:30-6:30 PM

Thurs. May 27, 3:30-6:30 PM

Sign Up to Judge & Learn More

#StopAsianHate: APAHE National Summit

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Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–

Apply To Be an Augsburg LEAD Fellow Today

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The LEAD Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Learn more and apply here

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

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You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry:

The Liturgy of the Hours podcast by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry.
Alleluia, Christ is Risen! Christians have echoed this proclamation throughout the centuries, in caves and catacombs, churches and cathedrals, now virtually by video across the internet and the radio.
We gather prayer in light of the resurrection dawn, offering Matins. This week: Tom Witt and Mary Preus, and Sawyer Vanden Heuvel.
We calm our hearts now as we open ourselves to the presence of God.

MNsure Special Enrollment Extended Through July 16

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COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period

MNsure is offering a special enrollment period (SEP) for any Minnesotan who is uninsured or who is not currently enrolled in a qualified health plan through MNsure. The American Rescue Plan expands benefits to Minnesotans through MNsure.

This special enrollment period has been extended through Friday, July 16.

Health Access MN provides FREE phone support to help you navigate the health insurance application system. Call them at 651-645-0215 with any questions you have. Check out the link below for information about the special enrollment period.

Personal Care Assistance Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work every Sunday’s 3:00pm- 10:00pm and some hours during this summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!

Latinx Theatre and Performance Course Is Back This Fall

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The Latinx Theatre and Performance course is coming back this Fall (THR 273-A MWF 1:10AM‑12:20PM). This LAF course is open to everyone! We will discuss in seminar style different cultural expressions of the Latin American Diaspora in the US. We will study and analyze plays, telenovelas, spoken word, and reggaetón among others. (Yes! There will be some Bad Bunny and Cardi B!). We will critically study how Latinx artists challenge stereotypes and articulate Latinidad in their own terms. (Instructor: Prof Beliza Torres Narváez)

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague Before April 10

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This year, the Staff Senate will host a virtual Staff Appreciation Event on May 10. We are celebrating Augsburg staff in several ways:

– We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form:

– Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted through April 9. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

– We are also inviting Augsburg staff to tell us: what are you proud of this year? Did you pick up a new hobby, accomplish a difficult task, or just make it through a challenging year? Share your story with the Augsburg community by filming a short (less than 1 minute) video that will be featured during the Staff Appreciation Event. Videos can be submitted through this link:

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2021) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the virtual event on May 10.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information:

Thinking of Graduate School at Augsburg?

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Are you thinking of graduate school at Augsburg? Do you know what kinds of graduate level programs we offer? Would you like to know more about what our graduate programs require? If you have answered any of these questions, come and swing by our table in the Christensen Center on Wednesday, November 11, from 10:00 a.m. to noon to meet our Graduate Admissions team. We can provide you with information on next steps!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Augsburg Graduate Studies

Forum Webinar – Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies

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When: November 19, 2020 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Dr. Christopher Sansone, Verticle Leadership  |  Maria Velasco, MA, Beyond Inclusion group
Cost: Free

Success in diversity and inclusion initiatives eludes many organizations. Often leaders make the fatal error of avoiding valuable resistance. In this interactive experience, you’ll explore the positive role resistance plays in the implementation of successful diversity and inclusion initiatives. Transformative leaders who know the probable sequence, sources, and variety of fears unique to diversity and inclusion change initiatives can respond proactively through open engagement.

Learning Outcomes
Understanding the role of resistance in diversity and inclusion initiatives
Recognizing resistance and how it can thwart or be openly engaged to support change
Learning leadership strategies to engage resistance as a positive force for diversity, equity, and inclusion change initiatives

You can participate – “Silent Night”

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You are invited to participate in this year’s Augsburg Advent Vespers – A Virtual Service, celebrating the Advent and Christmas seasons. Because this year’s service will be virtual, we would like to film Auggies singing “Silent Night” in the quad which will then be included in the video!

WHO: Open to students, faculty and staff – ALL ARE WELCOME!
(Space is limited to 25 participants; RSVP required with the attached Google Form)

WHEN: Thursday, November 12
(4:45 p.m. – Check in, placement and directions; 5-5:30 p.m. – Filming)

WHERE: Augsburg Quad

WHAT: Singing 1-verse of “Silent Night” (text provided)

VIEWING: 41st Annual Advent Vespers – A virtual service will premiere on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. (links provided closer to date!)

To participate, please RSVP using this form as soon as possible as space is limited! Questions?

RSVP today!

Make your voice heard. Tell us about this fall.

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The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Student Survey

Resources for Coping with Election Stress

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Looking for some additional tools to support yourself in staying grounded during the stressful days ahead? Check out the new CWC webpage, Coping with Election Stress (link below).

Additional resources and support can also be found on the CWC website, by scheduling an appointment with one of our counselors, or after hours by accessing our after hours urgent phone counseling line at 612-330-1707, option 1.

Coping with Election Stress (CWC webpage)

Campus Ministry Election Week Support

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Meditation Video – A mindful meditation video by musician Michael Morris is available this election week.

Tuesday, November 3: With no classes on this day due to the election, Pastor Babette Chatman and Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres offer recorded words of hope and prayer on Election Day.

Wednesday, November 4: Open space for prayer, reflection, silence, and conversation (if needed) in Hoversten throughout morning – 10:00 a.m.-noon. Following ADSG’s event from 6 to 8 p.m., folks are welcome to join our Zoom Multicultural Worship at 8 p.m. along with conversation on “God and Politics” followed by holding space if needed. Join by Zoom:

Thursday, November 5 at 11:30 a.m.: Join us in Hoversten Chapel for in-person worship with a service of Healing for the Nation. The service will be live streamed on Zoom at

Friday, November 6 at 10:40 a.m.: An All Saints Commemoration service combined with time to hold silence at 10:40 am for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. We remember all saints that have shaped our lives as we continue to remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, (and others) and our call for racial justice in God’s world. The Friday service will be streamed on Zoom at Check the Campus Ministry blog page for the weekly prayer.

Campus Ministry Website

3BR/1BA Duplex for Rent

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Duplex for rent in Northeast Minneapolis
Available: December 1
606 Buchanan St. NE
3 Bedroom/1.5 Bath – 1150 Sq. Feet
Rent = $1,850/month
Owner pays: Water and Trash
Tenant pays: Electric and Gas
Also included: Washer/Dryer, private basement access for storage/other use, and 2-stall garage.
Pets: Allowed with permission only and deposit.
Please email me at for more info or for application.

E-Learning Team Offering Google Drive Advanced Workshop Tomorrow (Wednesday)

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The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Advanced Workshop to help you create interactive slides in Google slides and build “Go-to-the Board” activities. The purpose of this workshop is to help you to engage students and get more participation during class. The Advanced Workshop will be held 3-4 p.m. November 4.

*You can find resources from the Google Drive Basics Workshop in the link below.

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Diane Pike

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“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this episode, Diane Pike (Sociology) shares how she uses pre-recorded VoiceThread lectures to prepare students for active learning during Live Remote Zoom sessions.

“Take 2”: Diane Pike on VoiceThread prep for Live Remote Zoom meetings

Student Play Auditions

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Augsburg Theater Department Virtual Auditions. All students welcome.

Tuesday, November 17 from 4-8
Wednesday, November 18 from 4-8

The Augsburg theater department will be hosting auditions for the winter play, Two Men and a Woman in a House. This production is a student run piece, written by a 2020 Augsburg graduate and directed, designed and performed by Augsburg students.

You do not need to be a theater major to audition or be cast in any of Augsburg Theater productions. Everyone is welcome. Further information is provided in the link below.

Click here for audition information!

Chris Stedman: What Can We Learn from Life Online?

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Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Format: Zoom Webinar – to register see Zoom webinar link below

For much of history, humans have grappled with questions of meaning and belonging within institutions like churches and civic groups. Today, especially in the time of social distancing and online learning, more and more people are moving their search for connection and significance into digital space. The work of being human — exploring life’s big questions, finding a sense of identity and context, and connecting with others — increasingly happens on the internet. How is this changing our understanding of who we are? Join Augsburg University alum and current adjunct professor in Augsburg’s Department of Religion and Philosophy Chris Stedman for a conversation about his new book “IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives” (out October 20, 2020), what it means to be “real” in the age of Twitter and TikTok, and what we can learn from the novel ways of being and belonging that are emerging online.

The lecture will feature a presentation by Chris Stedman followed by a time of Q & A. This is a free event, open to students, staff, and faculty. Registration required at webinar link provided. After registering, participants will receive a link to connect to the event.

Chris Stedman is a Minneapolis-based writer, speaker, teacher, and community organizer. He is the author of “IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives” (2020) and “Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious” (2012). Chris has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS.

Previously the founding director of the Yale Humanist Community and a fellow at Yale University, Chris also served as a humanist chaplain at Harvard University. He currently teaches in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg and serves as the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities’ 2020-21 visiting lecturer.

Register in advance for this event

Share the Warmth: Cold Weather Clothing Drive

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Donate your gently used and/or new winter jackets, gear (hats, mittens, scarves), and sweatshirts. Items will be given to People Serving People, a comprehensive emergency shelter in Minneapolis for families experiencing homelessness. All sizes needed, Infant to Adult, especially Adult XL-5X. Drop items from Monday, November 9 to Wednesday, December 2. Drop off sites: Si Melby 205 (Main Athletic Office, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F); Christensen Center (Lower Level Admissions Suite; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F).

Introduction to Queer Studies (WST 305, Spr 2021)

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Introduction to Queer Studies (WST 305)
Spring 2021
Tu and Th 9:40-11:20 a.m.

In WST 305—the only Augsburg course devoted exclusively to queer studies—we will raise and address, though obviously not settle, these issues:

• How are sexual and gender norms constructed historically and culturally?

• How do sexual and gender norms, culturally and historically understood, affect LGBTQIA+, cisgender, and heterosexual people’s development and self-perceptions?

• How do past, recent, and developing definitions and theories of human sex, gender, and sexuality generated by LGBTQIA+ persons and communities present alternatives to dominant cisgender and heterosexual traditions?

We apply theories to current, historical, and cultural concerns. We will make use of virtual cultural, artistic, and speaker events related to our topic.

Though the course is designed for upper-level students, there are a variety of possible prerequisites that qualify students to participate with our permission. Please contact either Prof. Doug Green ( or Prof. Mary Lowe ( if you are interested in the course and/or have questions about it, especially regarding prerequisites.

We hope you’ll join us for Introduction to Queer Studies this spring!

Learn and Develop Skills with Coursera

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It is important to continue to learn and develop skills even if you are not able to get a job or internship over the summer. Wondering where to start? Enroll in a free online course or training module through Coursera. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has partnered with Coursera to provide free career-focused, online learning resources to Minnesotans.

Coursera offers 3,800 courses and training modules from over 200 top business and universities, including more than 60 courses from the University of Minnesota. These learning opportunities are aimed at preparing people for in-demand jobs.

For example, students can earn certificates from Google, IBM, and Cisco in such areas as architecture, IT support and SAS programming to prepare for entry-level technology jobs. There’s also room for personal interests, including languages, arts and humanities. Coursera’s most popular course, called the Science of Well-Being, is taught by a professor at Yale University.

The Coursera platform can be used on mobile phones and is available in multiple languages. For those without internet access at home, the courses can be downloaded and accessed offline.

If you are a Minnesota resident and have interest in using Coursera, you must register before September 30, 2020 and will have access to the platform through March 31,2021 and they will be available for a fee after that.

If you are interested in other job training or career exploration opportunities or want to learn more about what training or education pathways are right for you, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake or email

Click here to learn more about Coursera and register for an account.

Forum Advanced Grading and Online Discussions TODAY at 10 a.m.

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Long-awaited improvements to grading Moodle Forum discussions are here!! The first 15 minutes will demo the new advanced grading features (rubrics and grading guides) in Forums. Keys to moderating effective online discussions will be the topic for the rest of the hour.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am.

Come Zoom with the E-learning Team as they offer two 60-minute sessions each week on how to maximize your use of Moodle and learning technologies as you get ready for classes this Fall. Each session will open with 15-minutes of “pertinent tips & best practices” about important Moodle features/resources. The final 45 minutes will provide training on a specific learning experience or tool.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips (Only viewable with an Augsburg email address)

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

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Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fellowship Fridays ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

Plan ahead for study abroad on spring break and summer 2021

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Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Spring Break 2021 and Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes:

Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)
Spanish Language & Mexican Cultures – summer, multiple SPA course available(Modern Language)

Medical Spanish & Clinical Observership – summer, SPA 218 and SPA399


Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer

THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

Sustainability and Food Justice in Italy & the US – Summer
HIS 170 (Humanities) or HIS 440 (elective)

Music Therapy in China – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get more information about these short term programs

CWC’s 24/7 Urgent Phone Counseling Service

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During summer sessions, CWC’s after-hours urgent phone counseling service, ProtoCall, is available 24/7 to support students. Just call CWC’s main phone 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1 to talk to a trained mental health counselor for coping support.

For ongoing phone counseling this summer when CWC is closed, Walk In Counseling is providing free, confidential phone counseling (with ongoing appointments available). For other low cost counseling centers in the community, click on the link below.

Low Cost Counseling in the Community

Free COVID-19 Testing at People’s Center for Uninsured Students

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People’s Center Health Services (one block from Augsburg on Riverside) has drive-up COVID-19 testing that is first-come, first-serve (no appointment necessary). Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 3:45pm; Thursdays from 8:30am to noon. The testing is free if you are uninsured; if you have insurance your insurance will be billed but there will be no charge to the patient. See link below for more information and a new patient registration form to complete and bring to the appointment.

People’s Center COVID-19 Testing

Summer 2020: A Monthly Dialogue Series

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MSS & LGBTQIA+ Student Services would like to announce a new initiative that will begin this summer – a monthly dialogue series. Our liberation is interconnected, and we want to honor that with on-going monthly dialogues that allow us to do the work of community organizing and racial healing. The first of these meetings will be held on July 16th, 2:00 PM, via Zoom. It will be “Monthly Dialogue: Summer 2020” focused on rest, recovery, and connection, and a look at how this summer has influenced all of us.

Please note, this space is intended for students.

Event Details:
Summer 2020: A Monthly Dialogue Series
Thur, July 16th
2 PM

Zoom Link

Somali Translation Needed for Campus Kitchen

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Campus Kitchen is looking for translation help from 2 Somali-speaking students two Saturdays this summer from about 2:15-2:45pm. The students would ask residents questions during a fresh produce distribution in Cedar-Riverside. We’d provide a stipend! Email if you’re interested or know someone who might be.

Home office furniture for sale

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Are you happy with your home office set up? Do you need more furniture? If so, I am currently selling the following home office furniture:

— (Staples) electric (sit-stand) standing desk
— Varidesk chair (adjusts in accordance with the electric standing desk)
— a small mahogany (rolling) file cabinet with glass top
— a small light grey love seat
— external keyboard, mouse, and wrist wrest

Please email Bibiana Koh at if you’re interested in any of these items. I have photos, dates of purchase, and prices!