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Reminder: First Year Move-In Day is Friday

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

First Year move in is on Friday Aug 30 which means there will be some added traffic and parking restrictions on campus. Lots A and D will be reserved for those moving in on Friday; any cars remaining in lots A or D after 2 am on Friday August 30th will be towed to lot L.

Roads on the east side of campus will also be difficult to navigate due to barricades in place to assist with move-in (Butler Pl, 23rd Ave, 22nd Ave, 7 1/2 St, and 7th St). Please plan accordingly when moving around campus and if you are able to, enter campus on the west side to avoid the barricades (8th St, 21st Ave and 6th St).

We encourage Staff and Faculty to utilize Lot L for parking, or to check with your supervisor if you are able to work from home if you are not participating in move-in festivities.

Please visit the Residence Life website for a map of the move-in route to help plan travel (link below).

Residence Life Website

Teaching and Learning

Forum on Workplace Inclusion Webinar: MassMutual’s D&I Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

Join us online for The Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s (The Forum) first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) webinar at Augsburg University!

Webinar Title: MassMutual’s D&I Journey: A Holistic Approach to Change
When: September 19, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Presenters: Mary-Frances Winters (The Winters Group, Inc.) Peggy Nagae (White Men as Full Diversity Partners) Natalia Arbulu (MassMutual)
Cost: Free

Click the “Register Here” link for webinar details and to register.

The Forum, a program of Augsburg University, offers a wide variety of DEI events, programs, and resources to businesses, professionals, students, and/or individuals looking to grow professional leadership and effectiveness skills.

Register Here

New Class: Interested in the environment and food systems?

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

A new course has been added for this fall in the Environmental Studies Program and it’s all about food and its impact on the environment!! Register for ENV 100-A (Fall 2019).

The course satisfies the core curriculum requirement of Liberal Arts Foundation: Social & Behavioral Sciences and is 4 credits. We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:40-5:20pm.

General Description: Environmental Connections is an interdisciplinary introduction to current issues regarding the natural environment upon which we all depend, an environment under increasing strain. It also serves as the introductory course for Augsburg’s Environmental Studies Program and as a Social and Behavioral Sciences course in the Liberal Arts Foundation. Throughout the semester we will explore food systems and our collective challenge of balancing a sustainable society with sustainable ecologies. We all need food to survive, but current processes of cultivation, production, distribution, and waste disposal significantly, and detrimentally, impact the natural world. How serious are these challenges? How will we respond? What can be and is being done now to minimize the further damage from these human activities?

Contact Monica McDaniel at mcdaniem@augsburg.edu for more details or with questions.

Writing Center Info For Your Syllabus

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

Here is some information to include in your syllabus about the Writing Center. We are updating the website to include information about our new tutors and the hours we will be open this Fall so be sure to keep an eye out for that information!

Syllabus Blurbs

The Writing Center offers tutoring, where skilled students will work with you one-on-one at whatever stage of writing you are in – the idea-development stage, the drafting stage, and the revision stage – and can show you how to choose an appropriate essay topic, how to develop a thesis statement and paragraphs, how to revise your essay, or assist with any other writing needs you may have. Tutors will be alert listeners and will ask questions, but will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. More information regarding all services can be found on the Writing Center website: http://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/.

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The Writing Center provides personal, one-on-one tutoring in order to help you at all levels of the writing process. The Center offers a space for conversation by creating a welcoming community for graduate and undergraduate students to practice the art of writing. Their purpose is to enhance the writing instruction that happens in academic classrooms by pairing you with an experienced reader, who engages you in conversation about your writing assignments and ideas and familiarizes you with audience expectations and academic genre conventions. The Center focuses on the rhetorical aspects of the text and provides student-centered teaching on works in progress. All tutoring sessions are free of charge and are valuable resources for you as a writer. I highly recommend that you use them. You can find out more information about the Writing Center at http://inside.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/. They are looking forward to seeing you!

Sending your Students to the Writing Center and Requesting a Class Visit

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

Sending Students to the Writing Center

The Writing Center tutors work with students at all stages and levels of writing, as we are not just a remediation clinic. As such, we can address a wide range of issues with students. So, before sending students to the Writing Center, it is important to clarify with them why you are suggesting they go. Students can come to us for help brainstorming possible essay topics clarifying thesis statement, or organizing their essay.

Sharing these kinds of details with students allows them to the opportunity to think critically about writing and thus encourages improvement for future writing projects. In addition, since we do not want to work at cross-purposes with your expectations regarding a particular assignment, please encourage your students to bring their assignment sheets with them to their sessions.

Finally, while we understand that requiring students to come to the Writing Center is meant to encourage the students to spend more time on their writing, we’ve noticed that it often has the opposite effect and makes it logistically difficult for the Center to work with all of the students who’ve been required to come. So, please do not make Writing Center visits mandatory. If you would like to check on whether one of your students as seen a tutor in the Writing Center, please email Jenn at forsthj@augsburg.edu. Information about student visits will not be made public due to privacy concerns.

Class Visits

Your students are more likely to visit the Writing Center after a member of our staff has made a brief presentation about our services in your class. Every year, we make such presentations in courses across campus. To schedule a class visit for your course, please email Jenn at forsthj@augsburg.edu

General Announcements

Auggie Pass now available for day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, fettingm@augsburg.edu. The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.

The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
Annual physical exams – 1 per year
Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
X-rays performed at The People’s Center
Tetanus immunization
Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Augsburg Works: Career Readiness Events and Programs

submitted by lgeorge@augsburg.edu

Did you know that 71% of employers will be hiring 2020 interns and new employees during the fall semester?

Many of our students do not realize employers have early recruitment timelines. In fact, some employers start recruiting as early as August! Many employers will be making final hires by early November so it is crucial for Augsburg students to be aware they need to act now.

The Strommen Center is teaming up with departments, student organizations, and colleagues across campus to launch Augsburg Works, Sept 11- Oct 18, to ensure all students are aware of employer recruitment timelines and are prepared for the application process.

All event and program information can be found on Handshake.

Are you hosting any professional development or career readiness events for students?
The Strommen Center has received a number of events and programs from other departments that are helping students prepare for employment opportunities.

If you are hosting any program or event please let us know so we can share all the great ways Augsburg students are being prepared for the world of work.

Email your program details to careers@augsburg.edu.

Career readiness:
Resume Round-Up: September 23 and 26
•Students can have their resumes reviewed by local experts.
Accounting and Auditing Student Conference: October 1
•It’s an excellent way for students to explore the full spectrum of accounting career options and employment opportunities available to accounting and auditing majors.
Mock Interviews: October 14
•Practice makes perfect. Attend this event to practice your interviewing skills.
MN Department of Human Services : October 17th
•Students can hear from agency provider panelists in a variety of human services fields, including Autism and Childrens/Adult Mental Health.

Job and Internship Fairs:
On-Campus Career Fair: October 1
Twin Cities Startup Job Market: October 11
Government and Nonprofit Job Fair: November 1

New Inside Augsburg Calendar Has Launched

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

On Monday, August 26, Augsburg launched a brand-new unified calendar (inside.augsburg.edu/calendar). This new calendar allows the University to integrate a number of already-existing institutional Google Calendars and display them on the same platform. Students, staff, and faculty will also be able to submit events manually to the calendar. This calendar will replace the previous calendar on the Inside Augsburg homepage.

This new calendar is the result of advocacy from Day Student Government to streamline events and announcements at the University. During fall semester 2018, a number of meetings were held with key event planners and calendar managers around campus to identity challenges to the current calendar system and how to move forward. Based on those discussions, a team was created in the spring to move forward with the creation of a unified calendar system. This team consisted of:

Michael Grewe, Campus Life (Chair)
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Jami Kadolph, University Events
Scott Krajewski, Information Technology
Stephen Jendraszak, Marketing
Gita Sitaramiah, Public Relations and Internal Communications

The Augsburg University Calendar Policy can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cF1lOy49sS54CZ26kcx27Wy0-OH9ZJsL4IU6TjIlT1c/edit?usp=sharing

Questions about this new calendar can be directed to universitycalendar-mgmt@augsburg.edu.

Produce Distribution Will Resume in September

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen will be taking a break from produce distribution for the next couple of weeks due to the semester start and a break in our programming. We will resume distribution in September (specific dates to come) and will send out an email and posters with more information. We appreciate all of your support and patience throughout the summer. Hope to see you all when we start back up in the fall.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Student Share Shop Opening this Fall – Looking for donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me: Keenern@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard Looking for Donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Campus Cupboard is looking for some donations to help stock the cupboard shelves. We are currently looking for:

– Pasta
– Soup
– Dinner box mixes (hamburger helper, etc)
– Snack type item / crackers
– Rice / grains

Any donations you have are greatly appreciated and can be dropped of in the donation bin located next to Einstein’s cafe or directly to the cupboard during open hours:

Tuesday: 11-4
Wednesday: 11-4
Friday: 2-4

For larger donations or if these times don’t work for you feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu and we can set up a meeting time that works for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and keeping us in mind in the future. We always appreciate your help in keeping the campus kitchen up and running.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Got Spare Office Supplies? Let the MNUDL Take them Off Your Hands

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Your gently-used donation will prepare our debaters for success.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, equips Twin Cities students with all the basics needed to debate: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies.

Our most-needed item is expanding file folders/accordion folders.

Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
* Pocket-size portable timers
* 3-ring binders
* 2-pocket folders
* Highlighters
* Pens

If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please arrange your donation at: mnudl@augsburg.edu

If you’d like to make a donation of new supplies, please see our Amazon wishlist here: http://bit.ly/MNUDLWishlist

Donate New Supplies via Amazon

Important Announcement About Choral Placement Auditions

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg choral faculty will be hearing placement auditions for Cedar Singers, Riverside Singers, and the Augsburg Choir during the afternoons of September 4th, 5th, and 6th. All University students are eligible – and heartily welcomed – to audition. If you were in Augsburg Choir last year, you are accepted to continue in AC this year, and there is no need to take these auditions. Likewise, Riverside Singers intending to continue in that group are also exempt. But we want to hear you if you are:

 a First-Year student.
 a Transfer student.
 a previous member of Cedar Singers.
 a previous member of Riverside Singers seeking consideration for Augsburg Choir.
 a returning Augsburg student who has not previously been involved in our choirs.

Please take careful note of these audition procedures:

1. Sign up for your audition appointment in Anderson Music Hall. Between the band and choir rooms, M2 and M3, you will find a bulletin board where the sign-up sheets will be posted. Auditions will be heard as follows: 9/4, 3:00-6:00; 9/5, 3:00-6:00; 9/6, 2:00-6:00.

2. Arrive outside the choir room (M3) at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to access and complete the intake sheet and music-literacy assessment. (Never fear: we will use this assessment to inform our work with you, not to exclude you from participation.)

3. There is no need to prepare any song performance for this audition.

4. Results will be posted by Saturday at 5:00 pm on the same bulletin board where you found the sign-up sheets.

5. If you have questions, please contact the Music Office at musicdept@augsburg.edu or (612) 330-1265.

Nota bene: If you are a first year or new transfer student music major, you will be required to choose a Thursday audition appointment.

We look forward to hearing you!

Kristina G. Boerger, DMA
Schwartz Professor of Choral Leadership
Director of Augsburg Choir

Allyss Haecker, DMA
Director, Riverside Singers

Ryan LaBoy, MM
Director, Cedar Singers

Attend the Human Rights Forum and Get Graduate Credit

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Leadership Studies Department is offering a fall term graduate course in conjunction with the Human Rights Forum. The course is ML 599 Navigating Local and Global Conflict taught by Lori Brandt Hale of the Religion Department. This course can count toward a Master of Arts in Leadership, the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies, or can be used as an elective in another graduate program (must be pre-approved by that dept.) Contact Dr. Hale (hale@augsburg.edu) or Alan Tuchtenhagen in Leadership Studies (tuchten@augsburg.edu) if you have questions.

The link to the Human Rights Forum itself is: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

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