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Augsburg Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for Students, Faculty, and Staff

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is implementing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, faculty, and staff for fall semester. Documented medical and non-medical exemptions will apply.

Learn more in this email from Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow:

Email from Paul Pribbenow to faculty and staff.

Email from Paul Pribbenow to students.

Facilities Management Return to Campus Information

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Facilities Management Department has been on campus during the COVID shutdown working to keep Augsburg spaces safe and clean.

Realizing there could have been some things overlooked we are asking for your help as you return to your campus spaces. If you find anything needing repair or cleaning, please let us know by submitting a work order request. Thank you, and we look forward to everyone’s safe return this Fall.

For more updates, visit the Facilities Management website.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Teaching and Learning

Save-the-Date. CTL Back-to-School Workshops in August

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

To kick off the new academic year in person (fingers crossed), CTL is hosting the Back-to-School Workshops on Wednesday, August 25, and Thursday, August 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Workshops and sessions will be held in Hagfors with the final schedule published in mid-August. These Back-to-School Workshops are open to and welcome all Augsburg faculty and staff.

The goal of these Back-to-School Workshops is to primarily focus on “just-in-time” topics that can be immediately put to use in your upcoming fall courses. If you have a concept or teaching strategy/tool that you would like to offer to others by offering a 1 or 1.5 hour workshop, please contact CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) to schedule a workshop or session.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this event, please contact CTL Director Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at bankers@augsburg.edu.

General Announcements

Fall Student Employment Update

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Student employment and the student employment task force are hard at work on a new requisitioning and hiring process, which will be rolled out soon. We won’t be posting new fall positions until the new system is ready. We’ll send updates and details, along with FAQs, and opportunities for supervisor training in the coming days. Watch your email!

Fall student employment will begin on August 22, so the last day of summer student work will wrap up on August 21: All Summerstudent positions will end.

Please be sure to approve all timesheets before the noon deadline TODAY. If you have questions about timesheets, payslips, or paychecks, please contact payroll@augsburg.edu

Thank you for your patience and support! -Student Employment Team

Event Announcements

Norway’s Liv Arnesen: Skiing into the Bright Open

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Needing something “cool” amidst our hot summer? Well then this is the event for you!

Presented by Norway House (and supported by Augsburg University and Global Minnesota) join a free virtual AND/OR an in-person discussion with 2020 Going Viking Honoree Liv Arnesen. She will present her new book “Skiing Into the Bright Open,” detailing her solo journey to the South Pole; a solitary adventure in the bleak and beautiful bone-chilling cold of Antarctica.

Arnesen’s book tells a story of gritty determination, thrilling achievement, and perseverance in the face of near despair and daunting odds.

A moderated discussion, including Q&A, will be led by Global Minnesota President Mark Ritchie, so come prepared with your questions and wonders.

Augsburg University will have access to this discussion POST event (recorded). Any professors interested in sharing this story with their students for academic purposes, should connect with Bettine Hoff Hermanson (hermansb@augsburg.edu).

Event Details:
Mode: Virtual and In Person (your pick)
Date: Thursday, August 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: FREE

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Interested in Hosting International Students for Dinner?

submitted by nguyentt@augsburg.edu

A new semester is just around the corner, and luckily we are expecting new international students to join us this fall—representing countries like Malaysia, Nigeria, Italy, China, Norway, and Bangladesh to name a few!

Our office, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in hosting our new international students for a dinner off-campus in your home.

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time: Pick up at 5 p.m. with a return to campus around 7 p.m.

We ask that our hosts pick up students from campus and return them once dinner is completed. The new incoming group will consist of 20+ international students.

COVID status: All the new international students coming from abroad are required to follow the CDC and MDH guidelines, with a required 7-day quarantine (unvaccinated students), and COVID testing on day 3-5 upon arrival.
All students will show proof of a negative COVID test prior to traveling to the United States (tested 72 hours before departure), proof of recovery and/or proof of vaccination.

Any students needing quarantine, will have ended this period on August 25. And will have been offered to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

Sign up to host dinner: International Students

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