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Campus Closed on Observed Holidays

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

All campus academic and administrative buildings will be closed and locked for December 24th, December 25th, December 31st and January 1st. During these times card access to buildings will be turned off, and exterior doors will be locked.

Anyone who will need to access the academic or administrative buildings on the dates listed above, and do not have a pre-approved event, should contact Public Safety with the date, time and reason for access. Requests for access should be provided prior to 4pm on Friday, December 21st.

Requests for access can be submitted to publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Teaching and Learning

Get Your Moodle Course Ready for Spring Semester

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Getting your Spring Moodle courses ready? You can quickly and easily import content from previous semesters using the Faculty Course Archive block http://go.augsburg.edu/courserestor. Save time changing due dates for assignments by using the “”Dates Report”” http://go.augsburg.edu/datesreport in the Administration Block. Building new content? Don’t forget that you can speed things up by easily duplicating http://go.augsburg.edu/mooduplicate any Moodle activity or resource. Check out the Faculty Moodle Resource http://go.augsburg.edu/fmr for more timely tips.

Alternative Spring Break 2019: Building Together

submitted by warnbers@augsburg.edu

Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 16th-23rd, Augsburg students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to serve with Habitat for Humanity. You could be one of these! We’ll visit places like the Civil Rights Institute and learn from African-American activism both past and present. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build houses and community!

Registration is open now! Forms can be found online at http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/alternativespringbreak/ and in the Campus Ministry Office.

Note that sign up will continue after winter break! Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

General Announcements

Important Payroll Information – Year End

submitted by ueckerk@augsburg.edu

In preparation for year-end 2018, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to the information we have on file.

Please review your 12/07/18 or 12/21/18 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number
If records need to be updated, please contact Human Resources at hr@augsburg.edu.
2) Check your tax withholdings
The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office at payroll@augsburg.edu.

Students, staff and supervisors should ensure you are able access and approve time around the holiday break so everyone is paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last pay date for 2018 is 12/21/2018, this is for any hours worked 12/2 – 12/15.
There will NOT be any other payments issued after this date.
2) The first pay date of 2019 is 01/04/2019, this is for hours worked 12/16 – 12/29.
• Hours worked should be logged daily.
• The time entry deadline is still 2pm Monday, December 31st. This is a holiday and all time cards will be submitted automatically by the system. Unless working the weekend, all hours should be logged and submitted Friday, December 28th.
• Supervisors will need to approve the time cards by 10am on Wednesday, January 2nd – extended due to the holiday on Tuesday, January 1st. This will create a shorter processing time, so it is appreciated if all time is approved by the deadline of 10am. Time can also be approved any time after 2pm on Monday prior to the deadline. Time not approved could result in your employee NOT being paid timely.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at payroll@augsburg.edu. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

Thanks to A’viands for Late Night Breakfast

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Thanks to A’viands Food Service for Late Night Breakfast which included traditional favorites and delicacies.
The serving team included Augsburg President Pribbenow, Day Student Government President Brandon Williams, faculty and staff Marc Isaacson, Jennifer Simon, Diane Pike, Ruby Murillo, Ryan Hoye, Melissa Lee, Dianne Detloff, Ben Smethhurst, and Doug Rosenberg.
The cheese and ham omelet team was Carol Enke and Matt Maruggi

Days left to submit to Murphy Square

submitted by bensongg@augsburg.edu

Submissions close on FRIDAY for Murphy Square, Augsburg’s literary and visual arts magazine. We are still looking for the best of Augsburg’s prose, poetry, and visual art.

If you’ve been on the fence about submitting, do it! Time is running out, and you don’t want to miss out on this year’s issue.

Submit at: murphysquare.submittable.com/submit !

Impact your community: Apply to be a Phillips Scholar

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Apply to be a Phillips Scholar!

The Phillips Scholars Program recognizes and rewards private college students who strive to make life better for those with unmet needs. Applicants are challenged to think creatively and become community-service leaders by developing a project to meet an unmet need in Minnesota communities. Phillips Scholars receive scholarships during their junior and senior years, and a stipend to complete a project during the summer between junior and senior year.

This preliminary application is used to select two finalists from Augsburg University who will then develop a full proposal to be submitted to the Minnesota Private College Council for the scholarship. This will include a 5-7 page project proposal, official transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. Staff members of the Sabo Center will help finalist complete their applications.

You must be a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year to apply.

Read more about the Phillips Scholarship program here: https://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/giving/our-scholarships/phillips-scholars-program

Preliminary application (see link, below): Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Full applications will be due February 8, 2019.

Preliminary Phillips Scholar Application, Due January 23, 2019

12 Days of Gratitude

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Calling all Auggies!! Share what you are grateful for during 12 Days of Gratitude.

Augsburg’s virtual gratitude jar will be open until December 21st for all Auggies to share what they are grateful for–big or small. Statements of gratitude made here will be shared at the start of 2019 through Augsburg Wellbeing (hint, hint: we’re re-branding!). This will give us a moment to reflect on the good, and feel grateful for what was, while looking forward to 2019. Gratitude statements will be shared anonymously unless otherwise requested by the statement writer. The form will be open for the 12 days leading up to the holiday break (from now through December 21st).

Examples of gratitude statements (obviously, specific to me–yours will look different!): I am grateful for my HR team and all the work they do to support Augsburg.

Augsburg’s Virtual Gratitude Jar

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