Join us Thursday for Steff Weiss’ Send Off

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Thursday from 3 – 5 p.m in the Student Art Gallery, we will gather to bid Stephanie Weiss a fond farewell as she departs Augsburg for her new position at the Association of Governmental Risk Pools.

There will be treats and a brief program around 4 p.m. where we will share some nice words about Steff and give her a small token of our gratitude for her great work at Augsburg over the years. Please join us!

Hagfors Center Site work, Paving, Glass and Carpet

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

McGough Construction has coordinated with the City of Minneapolis to close sidewalks and bike lanes this week to accommodate concrete curb and sidewalk work around the construction site. Read the Hagfors Center update for the week of August 21 (see link below) for additional detail and watch for signs indicating the closures in the area.

In addition to the sidewalk and bike lane closures, this week’s summary includes updates on the following:
>>Planned Xcel Energy power outage.
>>Roundabout paving (including photo)
>>North parking lot paving
>>West side of Oren Gateway
>>Interior glass installation (including photo)
>>Carpet installation (including photo)

Hagfors Center update for the week of August 21

Great Deal from Metro Transit for 2017 New Day Students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Metro Transit is offering an amazing discount on the College Pass for all new Augsburg day program first-years and transfers.
1. Each new Augsburg 2017 first year and transfer student will receive a $5 Stored Value Cards.
2. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
3. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018

The website on Metro Transit is not yet up – watch for announcements. The deadline to purchase either pass is October 1, 2017.

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

University Name Change: All Invited to Augsburg University Day on September 5

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Augsburg University Day on September 5. Please plan to join Auggies for a day of traditional and new experiences designed to honor this historic moment in the history of Augsburg.

A full and detailed schedule of events is available on the University Name Change Updates blog.

CELEBRATION OF ‘AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY’ ON SEPTEMBER 5

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Seeking Housing for Four Honduran Musicians During Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by reinhard@augsburg.edu

Would you or someone you know be interested in hosting 4 Honduran musicians from Wed., 9/12 through Sat. 9/16 or Sun., 9/17? These musicians will be here to share their music and stories of their fight for social justice in Honduras. Beds or air mattresses will work. Close to Augsburg is a plus, but they will have transportation throughout the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Kate Reinhardt at reinhard@augsburg.edu or Sarah Degnar Riveros at riveross@augsburg.edu

School Supply Drive: Feel Good by Doing Good – Donate Now

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

The summer is drawing to an end, which means the start of another academic year is upon us!

To kick off the academic year, Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website: http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/.

Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! From August 14th to August 28th, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:
#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
calculator
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
folders
pencil box
pencil sharpener
pens
ruler
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Updates on Street Closures and Parking Lot Changes

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Updates on street closures and parking lot changes:

21st Ave is scheduled to re-open for thru traffic on the morning of September 6th. Until it is opened that morning, the barricades will remain at the intersection of 21st Ave and 8th street. The area past the barricades is still a work zone until it re-opens. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed in any area beyond the barricades.

Surface Lot A will be a Carpool ONLY lot beginning September 1st. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email Publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Parking Permit Sale Dates for 2017

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Upcoming Parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:
Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale July 31st at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale July 31st at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale August 31st 8:30 AM
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale August 28th at 8:30 AM
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 28th at 8:30 AM
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 29th at 8:30 AM
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 30th at 8:30 AM
First Year Commuter permits on sale September 1st at 8:30 AM

For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu

Facilities Management Auction Items

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities Management periodically has items in inventory that are no longer needed by the college and the Recycle Bin is used to dispose of these items.
Items currently going up for bid are a white golf cart (non-running) and black metal fencing. Facilities also has numerous metal file cabinets in storage no longer needed by the college (if interested, you can contact Sue at extension 1668 in Facilities to view them).
Bidding on these items begins on Monday August 21 and will end on Wednesday, August 30. Please go to the “Augsburg Facilities” Moodle site for additional information on these items and the bidding process.

Last Day to Apply for MSP TechHire

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Final Day to Pre-order

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Today, 4 p.m., is the deadline to order business cards, personalized letterhead and personalized envelopes to receive them in time for our name change to Augsburg University. Business cards and personalized letterhead are at special discounted pre-order prices, too! If you miss the pre-order deadline, order anytime and your order will be fulfilled on the regular weekly order approval schedule.

order here

Apply for Winter Break Study Abroad by September 30

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Spend your winter break in the UK and earn credit on the From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK program!

The program features the 4-credit class, WST 220, which will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. It can count as a Humanities course, or as an elective for GSWS major/minor, or Youth Studies minor.

Applications are open to any student in good academic standing, sophomore or higher. This is a great opportunity to see a new part of the world, earn credit, and build your intercultural knowledge and global perspective.

Any questions about the program can be directed to Maren Stoddard Mack in the Study Abroad/Away office: stoddard@augsburg.edu

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30!!!

Get full details and application information here.

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Send-off for Steff Weiss: Thursday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Thursday is the send-off gathering for Steff Weiss — our opportunity to thank Steff for all the great work she’s done to build Augsburg’s external reputation and visibility and to wish her well in her new position as Director of Events and Education with the Association of Governmental Risk Pools.

Please join us Thursday between 3 and 5 p.m. in the Student Art Gallery!

Last-minute Course Support from IT and CTL

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

You are invited to attend three CTL teaching workshops designed to help prepare you for your fall courses. Please visit http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for full descriptions of the following events.

Wednesday, August 30, 10:00-12:00, OCG 100
Syllabus Construction / Deconstruction Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 9:30-10:45, SVE 204
Getting the Most out of the Moodle Assignment

Thursday, August 31, 11:00-12:15, SVE 204
Moodle Gradebook Basics

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Assistant Director of User Support

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

I’m pleased to announce that Jim Matthias (MBA ’13) has accepted the position of Assistant Director of User Support. This position supervises all aspects of end-user support: the LFCs, Classroom Services and the Tech Desk.

Jim came to Augsburg in 2008 from Youth Encounter where he was their Director of Information Technology. Jim has served Augsburg as an Administrative LFC and has managed many projects over the years including an ID card system upgrade and Public Safety mobile command station deployment and most recently has been project managing a support redesign for Luther Seminary and Augsburg.

A Message from the President: The Fierce Urgency of Now

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

President Paul C. Pribbenow on August 17 sent a call to action, The Fierce Urgency of Now, to the Augsburg community in response to recent events in the United States and the world.

As the President notes, “Events in our country and around the world during the past several months have reminded us that the spectre of fear and prejudice and bigotry are very much present in our common lives.”

He goes on to add that: “The Augsburg community is a microcosm of “the world house.” It is our rare and compelling call to live as a people united by ecumenical loyalties, called to illustrate for all to see how love for one another, what Dr. King called “the supreme unifying principle” claimed by all great world religions, might be the path forward in a world torn to its very core by the forces of hatred, prejudice and violence.”

Read the full post on the President’s blog at http://www.augsburg.edu/president/2017/08/17/the-fierce-urgency-of-now-president-pribbenow/

The Fierce Urgency of Now: A Call to the Community

Apply to the MSP TechHire Scholars Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Send-off for Steff Weiss is Next Thursday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The send-off gathering for Steff Weiss is next Thursday, August 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Art Gallery.

Please join us in recognizing Steff’s great work at Augsburg and her tremendous contributions to the University and the campus community. She will be starting her new position as Director of Events and Education with the Association of Governmental Risk Pools on August 28. We wish her all the best in the new role!

Learn More About Moodle and Syllabus Construction at the CTL

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

You are invited to attend the three CTL teaching workshops designed to help prepare you for your fall courses. Please visit http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for full descriptions of the following events.

Wednesday, August 30, 10:00-12:00, OCG 100
Syllabus Construction / Deconstruction Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 9:30-10:45, SVE 204
Getting the Most out of the Moodle Assignment

Thursday, August 31, 11:00-12:15, SVE 204
Moodle Gradebook Basics

School Supply Drive: Feel Good by Doing Good – Donate Now

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

The summer is drawing to an end, which means the start of another academic year is upon us!

To kick off the academic year, Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website: http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/.

Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! From August 14th to August 28th, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:
#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
calculator
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
folders
pencil box
pencil sharpener
pens
ruler
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Revised Staff Holiday Schedule

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

There has been a change to the 2017 staff holiday schedule. December 22, which was originally scheduled as a staff holiday, is the last day of the fall term. Due to this scheduling conflict, December 22, 2017 has been removed from the schedule and replaced with December 26, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or x1602.

Student Employment Information for 2017-2018 AY

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

If you are planning on having student employees during the academic year, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions.

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker:

1) Students returning into a position they held previously (‘returning students’) will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2) Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3) When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before (‘new student employees’) will need to fill out additional new hire paperwork, including a background check, before they are authorized to work.

4) Do not start a student unless they have completed HR paperwork and the background check. New student employees will be sent a background check request and paperwork once the Student Employment Hire Form is submitted. If you have any questions about whether a student is authorized to work, please contact Human Resources.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at this link: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/Student/Supervisor_Recruiting_Process.pdf.

As in previous years, international students and students who are eligible for federal or state work study will be given hiring priority through October. This is a part of the student’s financial aid package, therefore, we want to ensure each student awarded work study funds is able to work an on-campus position. Beginning November 1, students not awarded work study may be eligible for on-campus employment.

Questions? Email HR at hr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1058.

Great Deal from Metro Transit for 2017 New Day Students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Metro Transit is offering a marvelous discount on the College Pass for all new Augsburg day program first-years and transfers.
1. Each new Augsburg 2017 first year and transfer student will receive a $5 Stored Value Cards.
2. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
3. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018

The website on Metro Transit is not yet up – watch for announcements. The deadline to purchase either pass is October 1, 2017.

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

Final Days to Pre-order

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Monday, 4 p.m. is the deadline to order business cards, personalized letterhead and personalized envelopes to receive them in time for our name change to Augsburg University. Business cards and personalized letterhead are at special discounted pre-order prices, too! If you miss the pre-order deadline, order anytime and your order will be fulfilled on the regular weekly order approval schedule.

order here

Send-off Gathering for Stephanie Weiss

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Please mark your calendars for a send-off gathering for Steff Weiss on Thursday, August 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Art Gallery.

Steff has taken a new position with the Association of Governmental Risk Pools, where she will serve as Director of Events and Education. Please join us in recognizing Steff’s outstanding work in news and media relations at Augsburg, celebrating her contributions to the University and the campus community, and wishing her well in her new endeavors!

Are You Ready for Fall Courses? Join Us for CTL August Workshops

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

You are invited to attend the three CTL teaching workshops designed to help prepare you for your fall courses. Please visit http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for full descriptions of the following events.

Wednesday, August 30, 10:00-12:00, OCG 100
Syllabus Construction / Deconstruction Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 9:30-10:45, SVE 204
Getting the Most out of the Moodle Assignment

Thursday, August 31, 11:00-12:15, SVE 204
Moodle Gradebook Basics

Welcome

Student Employment Information for 2017-2018 AY

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

If you are planning on having student employees during the academic year, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions.

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker:

1) Students returning into a position they held previously (‘returning students’) will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2) Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3) When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before (‘new student employees’) will need to fill out additional new hire paperwork, including a background check, before they are authorized to work.

4) Do not start a student unless they have completed HR paperwork and the background check. New student employees will be sent a background check request and paperwork once the Student Employment Hire Form is submitted. If you have any questions about whether a student is authorized to work, please contact Human Resources.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at this link: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/Student/Supervisor_Recruiting_Process.pdf.

As in previous years, international students and students who are eligible for federal or state work study will be given hiring priority through October. This is a part of the student’s financial aid package, therefore, we want to ensure each student awarded work study funds is able to work an on-campus position. Beginning November 1, students not awarded work study may be eligible for on-campus employment.

Questions? Email HR at hr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1058.

University Name Change: Social Media Images Available for Download

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

We’re getting so close to September 1 when we officially will be known as “Augsburg University!” With that in mind, now is the time to block time on your calendar to update your department’s Inside Augsburg pages, Engage Blogs, and department social media accounts.

To help with the transition of your department’s social media accounts, MarComm staff has developed some branded profile and cover photos designed for use on Facebook and Twitter, but also appropriate for other social media platforms, too.

We’re asking that official academic and staff departments, and chartered student organizations, select from among these profile and cover photos to launch your official social media accounts as Augsburg University. We hope to kick off the new academic year with a unified show of force around our branded images. Doing so will reinforce to our public audiences — prospective students and their families, alumni, corporate and foundation partners, and lawmakers — that we are a cohesive, unified community.

MarComm staff already converted top-tier, official social media accounts held by Augsburg. This work was done in advance of other departments to understand any kinks in the changes and so that if your department needs assistance, we are more readily available to help you.

Full details on on the Augsburg University Name Change blog.

Updating Department Inside Augsburg Pages, Social Media, and Engage Blogs

Hagfors Center: Working on All Levels

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

As students start to move back to campus and activity starts to gear up for the fall semester, it’s an important time to remind everyone about safety around the construction site. Only authorized personnel are allowed on the construction site until the building is open to the campus. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping the site safe!

This week’s Hagfors Center update includes information about the following:

>>First floor – carpet, ceiling clouds, and more (including photo of the corridor ceilings)
>>Second floor – ceilings and flooring
>>Lab work (including photo)
>>Mechanical equipment
>>Site irrigation systems
>>Roundabout (including a photo)

See the full update for the week of August 14, 2017

Parking Permit Sale Dates for 2017

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale July 31st at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale July 31st at 8:30 AM
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale August 31st 8:30 AM
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale August 28th at 8:30 AM
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 28th at 8:30 AM
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 29th at 8:30 AM
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 30th at 8:30 AM
First Year Commuter permits on sale September 1st at 8:30 AM

For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu

Updates on Street Closures and Lot Changes

submitted by westa@augsburg.edu

Updates on street closures and parking lot changes:

21st Ave is scheduled to re-open for thru traffic on the morning of September 6th. Until it is opened that morning, the barricades will remain at the intersection of 21st Ave and 8th street. The area past the barricades is still a work zone until it re-opens. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed in any area beyond the barricades.
Surface Lot A will be a Carpool ONLY lot beginning September 1st. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email Publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Community Gathering in Solidarity with Charlottesville

submitted by clarkm2@augsburg.edu

Join us today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
for a Community Gathering in Solidarity with Charlottesville*
*Due to weather forecasts, our Annual Block Party has become an indoor
Community Gathering in Solidarity with Charlottesville!

Food, entertainment, and family activities
will continue indoors throughout the Redeemer campus

There will be spaces for sharing, reflection and conversation
about racial reconciliation and building vibrant communities

5:00 p.m.—Children’s Activities
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.—Food, Entertainment, and Conversation
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1800 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
For information 612-374-4139 or admin@redeemermpls.org

Apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Visit our website for full details of each program

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.
Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website: http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/

Student Employment Information for 2017-2018 AY

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

If you are planning on having student employees during the academic year, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions.

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker:

1) Students returning into a position they held previously (‘returning students’) will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2) Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3) When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before (‘new student employees’) will need to fill out additional new hire paperwork, including a background check, before they are authorized to work.

4) Do not start a student unless they have completed HR paperwork and the background check. New student employees will be sent a background check request and paperwork once the Student Employment Hire Form is submitted. If you have any questions about whether a student is authorized to work, please contact Human Resources.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at this link: http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/Student/Supervisor_Recruiting_Process.pdf.

As in previous years, international students and students who are eligible for federal or state work study will be given hiring priority through October. This is a part of the student’s financial aid package, therefore, we want to ensure each student awarded work study funds is able to work an on-campus position. Beginning November 1, students not awarded work study may be eligible for on-campus employment.

Questions? Email HR at hr@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1058.

University Name Change: Social Media Images Available for Download

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

We’re getting so close to September 1 when we officially will be known as “Augsburg University!” With that in mind, now is the time to block time on your calendar to update your department’s Inside Augsburg pages, Engage Blogs, and department social media accounts.

To help with the transition of your department’s social media accounts, MarComm staff has developed some branded profile and cover photos designed for use on Facebook and Twitter, but also appropriate for other social media platforms, too.

We’re asking that official academic and staff departments, and chartered student organizations, select from among these profile and cover photos to launch your official social media accounts as Augsburg University. We hope to kick off the new academic year with a unified show of force around our branded images. Doing so will reinforce to our public audiences — prospective students and their families, alumni, corporate and foundation partners, and lawmakers — that we are a cohesive, unified community.

MarComm staff already converted top-tier, official social media accounts held by Augsburg. This work was done in advance of other departments to understand any kinks in the changes and so that if your department needs assistance, we are more readily available to help you.

Full details on on the Augsburg University Name Change blog.

Updating Department Inside Augsburg Pages, Social Media, and Engage Blogs

Revised Staff Holiday Schedule

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

There has been a change to the 2017 staff holiday schedule. December 22, which was originally scheduled as a staff holiday, is the last day of the fall term. Due to this scheduling conflict, December 22, 2017 has been removed from the schedule and replaced with December 26, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or x1602.

University Name Change: Social Media Images Available for Download

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

We’re getting so close to September 1 when we officially will be known as “Augsburg University!” With that in mind, now is the time to block time on your calendar to update your department’s Inside Augsburg pages, Engage Blogs, and department social media accounts.

To help with the transition of your department’s social media accounts, MarComm staff has developed some branded profile and cover photos designed for use on Facebook and Twitter, but also appropriate for other social media platforms, too.

We’re asking that official academic and staff departments, and chartered student organizations, select from among these profile and cover photos to launch your official social media accounts as Augsburg University. We hope to kick off the new academic year with a unified show of force around our branded images. Doing so will reinforce to our public audiences — prospective students and their families, alumni, corporate and foundation partners, and lawmakers — that we are a cohesive, unified community.

MarComm staff already converted top-tier, official social media accounts held by Augsburg. This work was done in advance of other departments to understand any kinks in the changes and so that if your department needs assistance, we are more readily available to help you.

Full details on on the Augsburg University Name Change blog.

Updating Department Inside Augsburg Pages, Social Media, and Engage Blogs

Tuesday and Wednesday: Last Days of Summer in the Writing Lab

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Summer help is available for any writing task Augsburg students are assigned. The Augsburg Writing Lab is open and writing tutors are available through Summer Session II (through Wed, August 16). The Lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Summer hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30. Online help is also available for students who can not be on campus during the lab hours. Questions? Contact K.Swanson, English Department.

Copy Center Accepting Augsburg College Paper for Repurposing

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

The Environmental Stewardship Committee will be repurposing Augsburg College paper (e.g., letterhead) into notepads this fall! When you’re ready to get rid of your extra paper, you can drop it off at the Copy Center. In September, notepads and scratch paper will be available. Recycling is great, but repurposing is even better!

Personalized Envelopes Pre-order

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

If you are one of the few departments that use personalized envelopes, the new Augsburg University envelopes are now ready to order! You must place your order by 4 PM Monday, August 21 in order to receive them the last week in August. Or, order them whenever you want thereafter.

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services. Note, if you haven’t created a user name and login for this envelope site, you need to create one on your first visit. There is not a shared credential like the other order sites. Your own login enables you to reorder an exact item by going to your order history. If you have a login already, check your history to see if you have ordered your envelope before. If so, click reorder and the personalization will simply be transferred to the new University envelope.

Personalized envelopes come in many sizes, all with the general Augsburg University return address. There is room for up to two lines of personalization above the address. Personalized envelopes are significantly more expensive than general envelopes (because you would order a smaller quantity for your department than the larger order of general envelopes placed for the entire University), so if there is not a specific purpose for personalizing, the general envelopes should serve your mailing purposes well. Note that general (non-personalized) envelopes are being ordered by Central Services and you can requisition these next week via the upcoming NEW copy request and paper supplies storefront online order system.

Please, direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

order here

Business Cards and Personalized Letterhead Pre-order

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University business cards and personalized letterhead are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 p.m. Monday, August 21, in order to receive them the last week in August. Prices will be cheaper if you order by the pre-order deadline. Prices will depend on the number of employees who participate in the pre-order. Based on aggressive projections, estimated prices are on this price chart: http://web.augsburg.edu/centralservices/University_custom_printed_items_pre-order_prices.xlsx

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services (note the user ID and password listed; they are NOT your Augsburg network login).

Business cards and personalized letterhead both come in two styles: general and athletics (very few departments use personalized letterhead). Note that general (non-personalized) letterhead is being ordered by Central Services and you will have the opportunity to requisition these next week via the upcoming NEW copy request and paper supplies storefront online order system.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their business cards by the pre-order deadline. Please, direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

order here

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

SPRING BREAK 2018
-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

SUMMER 2018
-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Congratulations to Gilman Scholarship Awardee

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

AUGSBURG STUDENT FATHA SHARIF ABDINASSIR AWARDED
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD!

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Fatha Sharif Abdinassir from Augsburg College is one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year. Fatha is a junior majoring in Economics. She will be studying for a semester at our Exchange Partner school, Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Since 2008, fifty one Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $201,000.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

Business Cards and Personalized Letterhead Ready to Order

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University business cards and personalized letterhead are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 p.m. Monday, August 21, in order to receive them the last week in August. Prices will be cheaper if you order by the pre-order deadline. Prices will depend on the number of employees who participate in the pre-order. Based on aggressive projections, estimated prices are on this price chart: http://web.augsburg.edu/centralservices/University_custom_printed_items_pre-order_prices.xlsx

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services (note the user ID and password listed; they are NOT your Augsburg network login).

Business cards and personalized letterhead both come in two styles: general and athletics (very few departments use personalized letterhead). Note that general (non-personalized) letterhead is being ordered by Central Services and you will have the opportunity to requisition these later in August via the upcoming NEW copy request and paper supplies storefront online order system.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their business cards by the pre-order deadline. Please, direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

order here

New Copiers Installed This Week

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

New copiers will be installed around campus this week. If you have a Canon copier in your area, it will be replaced by a Sharp copier, and there are a few HP printers being replaced by Sharp copiers. I think you will like the pull-out keyboard (in addition to the touchscreen) if you scan to other e-mail addresses and add a subject or notes to your scan. I think you will also appreciate the ease of using your fob to access the copier rather than entering a code, and having a one-touch button to scan to your e-mail. Not all FOBs may work right away; loggin in with your employee ID number may be required temporarily, so yo umay want to look that up if you don’t know it! Training will be provided at the machine as soon as it is installed. You can share that training with others in your area who are not available or call the Copy Center at x1054 afterward to schedule follow-up training.

Installation schedule:
Monday, August 14 – Christensen Center, Urness, Mortensen
Tuesday, August 15 – Lindell Library, Oren Gateway Center
Wednesday, August 16 – Anderson Hall, Memorial Hall
Thursday, August 17 – Science, Sverdrup
Friday, August 18 – Foss, Music, Si-Melby, Kennedy, Ice Arena, Luther Seminary, and Rochester

Note that the Copy Center will be getting new machines too, so there may be a time early in the week where response time to your copy requests may be delayed.

Apply for the MSP TechHire Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Personalized Augsburg University Envelopes Ready to Order

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

If you are one of the few departments that use personalized envelopes, the new Augsburg University envelopes are now ready to order! You must place your order by 4 PM Monday, August 21 in order to receive them the last week in August. Or, order them whenever you want thereafter.

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services. Note, if you haven’t created a user name and login for this envelope site, you need to create one on your first visit. There is not a shared credential like the other order sites. Your own login enables you to reorder an exact item by going to your order history. If you have a login already, check your history to see if you have ordered your envelope before. If so, click reorder and the personaliztion will simply be transferered to the new University envelope.

Personalized envelopes come in many sizes, all with the general Augsburg University return address. There is room for up to two lines of personalization above the address. Personalized envelopes are significantly more expensive than general envelopes, so if there is not a specific purpose for personalizing, the general envelopes should serve your mailing purposes well. Note that general (non-personalized) envelopes are being ordered by Central Services and you can requisition these in later August via the upcoming NEW copy request and paper supplies storefront online order system.

Please, direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

order here

Revised Staff Holiday Schedule

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

There has been a change to the 2017 staff holiday schedule. December 22, which was originally scheduled as a staff holiday, is the last day of the fall term. Due to this scheduling conflict, December 22, 2017 has been removed from the schedule and replaced with December 26, 2017. For your convenience, the revised schedule is attached.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at peterlin@augsburg.edu or x1602.

Apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Changemaker Podcast Features Katie Clark

submitted by wades@augsburg.edu

Nursing faculty, Kathleen “Katie” Clark, was recently interviewed for a segment on the Changemaker podcast. Katie’s segment on the Health Commons is the first of three interviews in the “Belonging” – Changemaker podcast. Hope you get a chance to listen to the podcast that highlights stories from people making a difference. http://www.changemakerpodcast.com/episode-2-belonging/

changemakerpodcast.com | @changemakerpod | facebook.com/changemakerpodcast

Belonging

Library Open House Today

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Ever wondered how the library creates digital collections? Have you heard about our institutional repository and wondered “what the heck is that” or “why should I care”? Then mark your calendar and stop by Lindell Library this Friday, August 11, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Step inside our digitization lab and see how we preserve Auggie history through the ages. Learn all about Idun (ee-doon), Augsburg’s own institutional repository, and how you can use Idun to publish and disseminate everything from faculty books and articles to grad student theses to events such as convocations, theatrical productions, or musical performances. This is also your chance to meet the newest member of the library team, Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian.

Remember: that’s Friday, August 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

submitted by mangana@augsburg.edu

The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.
Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website: http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/
As a student, you can be more involved in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum by signing up to be a host for visiting students! Students from other colleges and universities will be visiting the Twin Cities for the Forum from the 14th-16th of September. If you live on campus and can offer space to sleep, you would be the perfect host!
If you would like to be a student host, or have any questions please email or call!
612-330-1378

info@nobelpeaceprizeforum.org

Sad News About a Student

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

We learned that Mark Daniel Lukitsch, sophomore, age 19, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2017. Mark is survived by parents, Dan and Lisa; beloved sister, Megan; service dog, Avery; grandparents, Chuck and Linda Kersten, Pat and Sue McFarlin, Carl and Sandy Lukitsch; aunts and uncles, Kelly (Bill) Benning, Todd (LeAnn) Kersten, Courtney Lukitsch; cousins, Kersten and Sydney Benning; best friends, Brichelle, Zach, Jack, and countless others. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Rose of Sharon (6875 Jamaica Ave. Cottage Grove). The visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th St. S. Cottage Grove) and one hour prior to service at the church.

New Copiers Installed Next Week

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

New copiers will be installed around campus the week of August 14. If you have a Canon copier in your area, it will be replaced by a Sharp copier. I think you will like the pull-out keyboard (in addition to the touchscreen) if you scan to other e-mail addresses and add a subject or notes to your scan. I think you will also appreciate the ease of using your fob to access the copier rather than entering a code, and having a one-touch button to scan to your e-mail. Training will be provided at the machine as soon as it is installed. You can share that training with others in your area who are not available or call the Copy Center at x1054 afterward to schedule follow-up training.

Installation schedule:
Monday, August 14 – Christensen Center, Urness, Mortensen
Tuesday, August 15 – Lindell Library, Oren Gateway Center
Wednesday, August 16 – Anderson Hall, Memorial Hall
Thursday, August 17 – Science, Sverdrup
Friday, August 18 – Foss, Music, Si-Melby, Kennedy, Ice Arena, Luther Seminary, and Rochester

Note that the Copy Center will be getting new machines too, so there may be a time early in the week where response time to your copy requests may be delayed.

Business Cards and Personalized Letterhead Ready to Order: Pre-order Deadline, August 21

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University business cards and personalized letterhead are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 p.m. Monday, August 21, in order to receive them the last week in August. Prices will be cheaper if you order by the pre-order deadline. Prices will depend on the number of employees who participate in the pre-order. Based on aggressive projections, estimated prices are on this price chart: http://web.augsburg.edu/centralservices/University_custom_printed_items_pre-order_prices.xlsx

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services (note the user ID and password listed; they are NOT your Augsburg network login).

Business cards and personalized letterhead both come in two styles: general and athletics (very few departments use personalized letterhead). Note that general (non-personalized) letterhead is being ordered by Central Services and you will have the opportunity to requisition these later in August via the upcoming NEW copy request and paper supplies storefront online order system.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their business cards by the pre-order deadline. Please, direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

order here

Pre-Order University Name Badges by August 11

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

New Augsburg University name badges are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 p.m., Friday, August 11, in order to receive it the last week in August. Badges ordered by August 11 will cost $5. If you miss this pre-order deadline, you can order anytime and your badge will cost $8 and be delivered the week following your order (in September or thereafter).

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services. Please complete your order all the way through checkout – don’t leave items in the cart; we all share the same cart!

Badges come in magnet and pin back styles. There are one-line, two-line, and three-line options, plus a special three-line option for students and alumni who put their grad year on the badge (for example ’14). Don’t worry that on the proof your grad year seems too far to the right, it will print next to your name.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their badges by the pre-order deadline and order badges for your student workers. Please direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

Click here to pre-order

Underground Garage Lot Closures

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Underground Garage CLOSURES:

Luther Underground garage will be closed completely on Tuesday August 8th for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00 a.m.), on Tuesday, August 8, until 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8.

OGC Underground garage will be closed completely on Thursday, August 10, for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00 a.m.), on Thursday, August 10, until 11:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10.

We thank you for your cooperation. Please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with questions.

Parking Permit Sale Dates for 2017

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale August 31, 8:30 a.m.
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale August 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 29, at 8:30 a.m.
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 30, at 8:30 a.m.
First Year Commuter permits on sale September 1, at 8:30 a.m.

For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu

Updates on Street Closures and Parking Lot Changes

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Updates on street closures and parking lot changes:

21st Ave is scheduled to re-open for thru traffic on the morning of September 6th. Until it is opened that morning, the barricades will remain at the intersection of 21st Ave and 8th street. The area past the barricades is still a work zone until it re-opens. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed in any area beyond the barricades.
Surface Lot A will be a Carpool ONLY lot beginning September 1st. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email Publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Apply for the MSP TechHire Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Library Open House Friday Afternoon

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Ever wondered how the library creates digital collections? Have you heard about our institutional repository and wondered “what the heck is that” or “why should I care”? Then mark your calendar and stop by Lindell Library this Friday, August 11, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Step inside our digitization lab and see how we preserve Auggie history through the ages. Learn all about Idun (ee-doon), Augsburg’s own institutional repository, and how you can use Idun to publish and disseminate everything from faculty books and articles to grad student theses to events such as convocations, theatrical productions, or musical performances. This is also your chance to meet the newest member of the library team, Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian.

Remember: that’s Friday, August 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served.

Cello for Sale

submitted by johnso90@augsburg.edu

My name is April Johnson and I am a rising senior here at Augsburg.
I am selling an Amati’s Fine Instruments, full size, artisan model cello.
It is held in a red, light weight, molded case that can be locked. The case has wheels, backpack straps, and zips close.
The cello also comes with 2 bows, lightly used rosin, and a rubber rock stop.

The cello has four years of use and is in excellent condition.
Please contact with any questions! 701-552-1045

Convocation Academic Regalia

submitted by hendricb@augsburg.edu

Good Afternoon,

Just wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder that if you would like to purchase or rent academic regalia for Convocation, please let me know as soon as you are able. The information needed (where applicable) is:

1) Masters or Doctorate Robe

2) Robe Height and size (Reg. or XL)

3) Hood Color

4) Tam (yes or no)

Thank you very much and have a great day,

Barbara

Barbara Hendricks
Store Manager
Augsburg College Bookstore
BN College
hendricb@augsburg.edu

University Name Change: Name Tags, Business Cards, Letterhead

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff who wish to order new name tags, business cards, and letterhead can do so using their department budgets.

–Name Badges: Order and pre-order by August 11 for delivery the last week of August.
–Business Cards and Letterhead: Details are being worked out.
–Envelopes: Order by August 11 for delivery on August 24

To order, visit the Central Services website at http://inside.augsburg.edu/centralservices/online-ordering/business-card-letterhead-envelope-and-name-badge-order-sites/

Additional information at http://inside.augsburg.edu/centralservices/2017/08/08/august-8-2017-augsburg-university-business-cards-and-personalized-letterhead-ready-to-order/

Central Services Ordering System

Sad News About a Student

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

We learned that Mark Daniel Lukitsch, sophomore, age 19, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2017. Mark is survived by parents, Dan and Lisa; beloved sister, Megan; service dog, Avery; grandparents, Chuck and Linda Kersten, Pat and Sue McFarlin, Carl and Sandy Lukitsch; aunts and uncles, Kelly (Bill) Benning, Todd (LeAnn) Kersten, Courtney Lukitsch; cousins, Kersten and Sydney Benning; best friends, Brichelle, Zach, Jack, and countless others. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Rose of Sharon (6875 Jamaica Ave. Cottage Grove).  The visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th St. S. Cottage Grove) and one hour prior to service at the church.

Name Badges Ready to Order: Pre-order Deadline August 11

submitted by davenpoj@augsburg.edu

New Augsburg University name badges are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 p.m., Friday, August 11, in order to receive it the last week in August. Badges ordered by August 11 will cost $5. If you miss this pre-order deadline, you can order anytime and your badge will cost $8 and be delivered the week following your order (in September or thereafter).

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services. Please complete your order all the way through checkout – don’t leave items in the cart; we all share the same cart!

Badges come in magnet and pin back styles. There are one-line, two-line, and three-line options, plus a special three-line option for those students and alumni who put their grad year on the badge (for example ’14). Don’t worry that on the proof your grad year seems too far to the right, it will print next to your name.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their badges by the pre-order deadline and order badges for your student workers. Please direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

Click here to preorder.

Updates on Street Closures and Parking Lot Changes

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Updates on street closures and parking lot changes:

21st Ave is scheduled to re-open for thru traffic on the morning of September 6. Until it is opened that morning, the barricades will remain at the intersection of 21st Ave and 8th street. The area past the barricades is still a work zone until it re-opens. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed in any area beyond the barricades.
Surface Lot A will be a Carpool ONLY lot beginning September 1. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email Publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Underground Garage Lot Closures

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Underground Garage CLOSURES:

Luther Underground garage will be closed completely on Tuesday, August 8, for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00 a.m.) on Tuesday, August 8, until 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8.

OGC Underground garage will be closed completely on Thursday, August 10, for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00 a.m.) on Thursday, August 10, until 11:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10.

We thank you for your cooperation. Please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with questions.

Parking Permit Sale Dates 2017

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale August 31, 8:30 a.m.
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale August 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 29, at 8:30 a.m.
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 30, at 8:30 a.m.
First Year Commuter permits on sale September 1, at 8:30 a.m.

For questions, please email parking@augsburg.edu

Library Open House Friday

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Ever wondered how the library creates digital collections? Have you heard about our institutional repository and wondered “what the heck is that” or “why should I care”? Then mark your calendar and stop by Lindell Library this Friday, August 11, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Step inside our digitization lab and see how we preserve Auggie history through the ages. Learn all about Idun (ee-doon), Augsburg’s own institutional repository, and how you can use Idun to publish and disseminate everything from faculty books and articles to grad student theses to events such as convocations, theatrical productions, or musical performances. This is also your chance to meet the newest member of the library team, Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian.

Remember: that’s Friday, August 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served.

Augsburg to Host American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for 2017-18

submitted by pribbeno@augsburg.edu

I’m pleased to share the news that Augsburg has been selected as a campus site for the 2017-18 American Council on Education Fellows program and will host Dr. Sandra King, presidential fellow and director of community college relationships at Minnesota State University Mankato, over the course of the coming academic year.
The ACE Fellows initiative is a premier higher education leadership development program that helps ensure a diverse cadre of future leaders is ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions. During her year-long fellowship, Dr. King will spend approximately one week per month at Augsburg learning about the presidency, decision-making at the leadership team level, and Augsburg’s distinctive commitment to student success.
Dr. King has more than 20 years of leadership experience in organizations inside and outside of higher education. In her current position, she focuses on collaborating with community college partners to eliminate barriers and create smooth transitions for students transferring from community colleges to Minnesota State Mankato. She also is an Army veteran and serves as veteran liaison, responsible for leading efforts in facilitating the success of military-connected students. Sandra holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State Mankato and a doctorate in leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Dr. King will launch her fellowship with a day of introductory meetings on Monday, August 21. As you begin to see her engaged on our campus, please join me in extending a warm welcome and our congratulations to her on this prestigious national fellowship.

Apply for the MSP TechHire Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Save the Date for Redeemer’s 15th Annual Block Party

submitted by clarkm2@augsburg.edu

Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Harrison Neighborhood Association invite everyone from throughout the Metro to the 15th Annual Block Party on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The celebration will be at Redeemer, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis. Join us for free, delicious foods, including produce from the community garden and fresh, homemade pizza from the Harrison neighborhood outdoor bread oven. Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and activities for every age, all individuals, and entire families.

The “Annual Block Party brings neighbors together in an event that inspires and grows wonderful relationships and ongoing engagement among North Minneapolis neighbors and friends from surrounding communities,” says Kelly Chatman, Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, which has been a vital part of the Harrison neighborhood for over 100 years and its non-profit partner, Redeemer Center for Life, has been active there nearly 20 years. “With our neighbors and partners, Redeemer offers attainable housing, health programs, and entrepreneurial opportunities that break the cycle of poverty and open a door to new possibilities, adds Chatman. “Together, we advance the vision of a beloved community, where everybody matters, each child is valued, and the world is a place of safety and belonging.”

Everyone is welcome to the 15th Annual Block Party on Wednesday evening, August 16! Bring an appetite and be ready for fun. Come; share in the vibrant relationships and life of the Harrison neighborhood and North Minneapolis.

For further information, contact Redeemer at 612-374-4139 or go to Redeemer’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1869427966708081/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1869427966708081/

Hurry to the Writing Lab: 3 Days Remain before Fall Term

submitted by swanson@augsburg.edu

Summer help is available for any writing task Augsburg students are assigned. The Augsburg Writing Lab is open and writing tutors are available through Summer Session II (through Wed, August 16). The Lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Summer hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30. Online help is also available for students who can not be on campus during the lab hours. Questions? Contact K.Swanson, English Department.

University Business Officers Tour the Hagfors Center

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Finishing work completed in the Hagfors Center lobby at the end of July provided a stunning entrance experience for members of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), who toured the building last week.

This week’s posts includes updates about the progress in the lobby (including photos) as well as ongoing work in the following areas:

>>The rooftop greenhouse
>>Grow rooms
>>The roundabout

See the full update for the week of August 7, 2017

University Name Change: Save the Date for September 5 Celebration

submitted by weisss@augsburg.edu

All Auggies — students, faculty, and staff — are invited to the Augsburg University Kick-Off on September 5. The day will include traditional and new experiences for the full community and is intended to be a festival-like atmosphere as we officially become Augsburg University.

The schedule includes:
–9:30 a.m.: Opening Convocation in Hoversten. The Opening Convocation, for incoming students and AugSem leaders, is starting earlier than previous years to accommodate the 10:30 a.m. festival in the Quadrangle. Faculty and staff are asked to line up at 9:20 a.m. to applaud students as they process into Hoversten Chapel for the Opening Convocation.
–10:30 a.m.: Kick-Off Celebration and Lunch in the Quadrangle. Food stations will be set up throughout the Quadrangle. Community members will be able to have Augsburg University logo t-shirts screen printed onsite, participate in a photo-booth, make hygiene kits for the Health Commons, and check out a special “reveal” on Science Hall. Large-party format games, stilt walkers, and more are part of the celebration.
–1 p.m.: First-Year Student Service Projects

All faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to set aside a portion of their day to join the festivities and celebrate!

EDOR NELSON FIELD: New padding and windscreens will be ordered for Edor Nelson Field. The screens will be branded and will reflect the colors of Augsburg University — maroon and grey. Please see the University Name Change Updates page for a design mock-up of the field wind screens, as well as for updates on monument signs, social media, Mortensen Hall, and more.

University Name Change Updates

Open House at the Library

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

Ever wondered how the library creates digital collections? Have you heard about our institutional repository and wondered just what a repository is? Then mark your calendar and stop by Lindell Library this Friday, August 11 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM. Step inside our digitization lab and see how we preserve Auggie history through the ages. Learn all about Idun, Augsburg’s own institutional repository, and how you can use Idun to disseminate everything from faculty publications to student research to events such as convocations, theatrical productions, or musical performances. This is also your chance to meet the newest member of the library team, Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian.

Food and beverages will be served.

Apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program

submitted by moralesj@augsburg.edu

MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to moralesj@augsburg.edu by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales (moralesj@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1792)

Underground Garage Lot Closures

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Luther Underground garage will be closed completely on Tuesday August 8th, (TODAY) for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00am) on Tuesday August 8th, until 11:00pm Tuesday August 8th.

OGC Underground garage will be closed completely on Thursday August 10th for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00am) on Thursday August 10th, until 11:00pm Thursday August 10th.

We thank you for your cooperation. Please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with questions.

Updates on Street Closures and Parking Lot Changes

submitted by grundhof@augsburg.edu

Updates on street closures and parking lot changes:

21st Ave is scheduled to re-open for thru traffic on the morning of September 6th. Until it is opened that morning, the barricades will remain at the intersection of 21st Ave and 8th street. The area past the barricades is still a work zone until it re-opens. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed in any area beyond the barricades.

Surface Lot A will be a Carpool ONLY lot beginning September 1st. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email Publicsafety@augsburg.edu