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Only 1 spot left for the Writing Retreat

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat
Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18, 2018
Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center

Located on 50 scenic acres of national park in Marine on Saint Croix, Dunrovin’s beautiful wooded grounds are a peaceful, yet professional, setting for group meetings, private getaways, youth or adult groups, and day or overnight retreats.

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning ctl@augsburg.edu
Or visit our website: http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

RSVP to Secure the Last Spot!

5 “Four Days” Sessions Offered Through ZOOM

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

If you’re not able to be on campus for “Four Days in May,” we have another option for you. The E-Learning Team has set up ZOOM for the following events:

Library Research Tools: May 8th, 2:00-3:15
Portfolio Workshop: May 9th, 1:00-4:30
Experiential Education: May 11th, 9:00-10:15
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation: May 11th, 9:00-10:15
Teaching Sustainability: May 11th, 12:30-3:30

Full descriptions as well as the ZOOM links can be found at http://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/

General Announcements

Fiscal Year-end May 31, 2018 Close

submitted by hogank@augsburg.edu

For the fiscal year-end close on May 31, 2018, it is important that all expenses, including equipment, supplies, travel and services rendered during the fiscal year 2018 are properly recorded and accrued as part of the year-end accounting close. In order to assure a “clean” year-end close, the following documents need to be submitted in a timely fashion as noted below.

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms:

Please submit invoices, related to equipment, supplies, and services received on or before May 31, 2018 by Monday, June 11, 2018. All invoices need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayable@augsburg.edu or drop them off at the Science Building Suite 148 to Deb Blaschko, Accounts Payable.

Approve and code invoices in Agresso through the AP Paperless process for May 2018. You will receive a system email if you have an invoice task.

Please submit expense reports and payment authorization forms on or before May 31, 2018 by Monday, June 11, 2018. Code, approve and email to accountspayable@augsburg.edu or drop them off at the Science Building Suite 148 to Deb Blaschko, Accounts Payable.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2018 by Monday, June 11, 2018. If you used your P-Card between May 25 and May 31, but the expenses are not related to the fiscal year 2018, please notify Fola Tiamiyu and Carole Kampf in Administrative Accounting.

Year-end Accrual Procedure:
If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Deb Blaschko by Monday, June 11, 2018.

Deposits:
Please bring over checks and cash for deposits to the our office by May 31, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Administrative Accounting at administrative.accounting.grp@augsburg.edu

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Parking headaches getting you down? Check out transit options

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

DPS recently noted the various projects happening around campus impacting parking lots and spot availability. If you’re concerned about parking on campus, check out other transportation options available to you.

More information found at: http://inside.augsburg.edu/transportation/

Remember that our unique, urban location is perfectly situated to provide great access to Metro Transit stations, bus stops, and bicycle/walking trails.

Looking to get advice, need help finding a route, want to check out the commuter locker room? Contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

P.S. It’s national Bike to Work Week May 14th-18th; join me and others across campus in biking to work. You might enjoy it so much, it could become your new commute.

Graduates and Health Insurance

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

If you are a recent Auggie grad here is some important from MNSure regarding health insurance you may want to consider:

Congratulations, graduates.

Graduating from college this spring? Congrats! Remember to look at your health insurance options so you are covered.

If graduating means losing your health insurance, you may qualify for a special enrollment period.

You can stay on a parent’s plan if you are younger than 26, or you can enroll through MNsure on your own.

Free application help is available. Many young adults qualify for low-cost or no-cost options.

Free application help is available.

URGO recording graduate school acceptances of students and alumni

submitted by tetzlafa@augsburg.edu

As the advising office for graduate school applications, each year URGO records the names of students and alumni who have been accepted into graduate school programs.

If you are a student who has been accepted or a faculty/staff member who knows of a student’s acceptance that you are able to share, please send that information to urgo@augsburg.edu.

Event Announcements

Staff Spring Social—Tuesday, May 15

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Join the Augsburg community in celebrating the work of its staff during the past academic year. Food and drink will be provided and door prizes will be given away.

Staff Spring Social
Tuesday, May 15
3-5 p.m. | The Quad
(In case of rain, the event will move inside Christensen Center)

Email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Kofi Annan to Macalester: Two Tickets Left

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum office has secured a few tickets for Kofi Annan’s address at Macalester College to be held on Monday, May 7, 2018. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and his address is at 2:00 p.m. The event is in celebration of the name change that will happen to one of Macalester Institutes in honor of their worldly renowned alumnus.

I have two additional free tickets available. If you are interested, in joining us, please contact Bettine at x1378. First come, first serve.

Kofi Annan’s adress

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Judge Somali Debate, Earn $

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to 750 middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Spring is the Somali Debate Initiative season, and we need judges.

We are seeking members of the Somali community to judge our Somali Debate Initiative students. Judges watch rounds, determine the winner, and provide feedback so students may improve their communication skills. No experience? Don’t worry. We’ll train you.

Judges are paid $55 per tournament.

We will have Somali Debate tournaments on the following dates:

May 9th, 2018
3:30-7:00 PM
Augsburg University

May 23rd, 2018
3:30-7:00 PM
Augsburg University

Interested judges should inquire at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more info, and sign up at the link below:

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Furniture for sale

submitted by waggoner@augsburg.edu

We are downsizing and have some furniture for sale: La-z-boy living room set with sofa, loveseat and chair; dining room table and 6 upholstered chairs (contemporary style); beautiful Thomasville formal dining room set with table, 2 captains chairs, 4 side chairs, hutch with glass shelves, and a side server; set of 3 glass tables (coffee table and 2 end tables). All are in great shape. Contact waggoner@augsburg.edu for prices and photos.