Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center stairwell curtainwall installation begins this week

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As the weather helps construction crews make progress on the final layer of the Hagfors Center roof, crews prepare the steel structure on the stairwells and lobby for installation of the glass curtain wall in the coming weeks. This week’s summary of construction activity on the Hagfors Center includes a photo of crews preparing the steel structure on the west staircase to support installation of the glass curtainwall, as well as updates on the following:

[1] Stairwell work
[2] Rooftop greenhouse, including a photo of the greenhouse base, under construction
[3] Lobby exterior
[4] Roof work, including a photo of crews installing the white, reflective roof layer
[5] Window frames and glass
[6] Precast exterior

See the full construction update for the week of February 13, 2017

Teaching and Learning

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning – One Week Left to Nominate

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Nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning are due on Monday, February 20th. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Any member of the campus community – student, staff, or faculty – may nominate.

You may submit a nomination in one of three areas:

TEACHING – Outstanding teaching encompasses many forms, pedagogies and is not restricted to the classroom. As such, nominations made in this category should demonstrate the nominee’s active engagement with students, creative approaches to instruction, ability to challenge students, and their overall passion for teaching. Up to two awards may be given in this category, one for FULL-TIME faculty and one for ADJUNCT faculty (2 courses per term or less).

SERVICE – Nominations for this award should demonstrate the nominee’s impact on the college, community, or their discipline in a substantial and meaningful way. Nominees that impact the lives of students through supportive, thoughtful, and comprehensive mentoring and advising that go beyond the normal expectations of guiding students are eligible for this award.

SCHOLARSHIP – Nominees in this category may be recognized for a consistent record of scholarship or a single project. In recognizing multiple forms of intellectual inquiry, nominations should speak directly to both the quality of scholarship as well as its contribution to their discipline, the college, or community.

Nomination deadline: February 20, 2017.

See the CTL awards page to submit your nomination.

Faculty CTL Grants Due TOMORROW

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Faculty, grant application for the annual CTL grants are due this Wednesday, February 15 (TOMORROW)!

The three annual grants are the following:

– Scholarship Grant –
Scholarship grants can be used to support faculty scholarship in a variety of ways, including reimbursement for project expenses, a summer stipend, or course reassignment (with Chair and Provost approval). Grants will likely be in the form of two-course reassignments, two $4,000 grants, and up to four $2,000 grants. Final award levels will be based on the merit and need of individual projects as well as the pool of applications. See the call for proposals here:

– Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant –
Two travel grants of up to $2,5000 will be awarded to faculty interested in pursuing teaching, research, curriculum development/integration, or other scholarship collaboration with an Augsburg CGEE Global Site or with an existing international partner institution. See the call for proposals here:

– Integrated Course Design Grant –
The ICD initiative is intended to provide an opportunity for faculty to spend a significant amount of time on course design. All proposals for course design and revision are welcome, but those that best demonstrate how their course design project would address creating more inclusive classroom experiences for students are strongly encouraged. See the call for proposals here:

See the CTL grants webpage for links to the online application forms.

Assessment Day Workshop and Lunch

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Faculty are invited to attend this year’s Assessment Day workshop and lunch on Tuesday, February 21. No classes will be held during the assessment period of 10:50-12:50 p.m. Faculty will gather in OGC 114 for the Institutional Curricular Assessment Workshop. Lunch will be provided by Afro Deli. Submit the RSVP form below to reserve your seat!

Please RSVP by this Wednesday, February 15

Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class Workshop This Thursday

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Faculty, mark your calendars for this upcoming workshop from CTL Teaching & Learning Fellows Jenny Hanson (Communication Studies), Joe Erickson (Education), and Bonnie Tensen (E-Learning).

Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class
Thursday, February 16
3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Do your students seem unprepared for class? Explore strategies for engaging students outside of class to ensure they come to class prepared. We will explore active reading strategies, quizzing, and other sample assignments to promote engagement with content prior to class.

Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.

Free Trip to D.C. Holocaust Museum

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The Jewish Community Relations Council and Tolerance Minnesota are sponsoring a free one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Tour the permanent exhibit and special featured exhibits. Meet with a Museum education representative. Augsburg students who are selected to participate will receive a full scholarship (flight cost, meals, entrance fee) for participation.

Must be U.S. Citizen
Must be a registered, full-time Augsburg student, with at least one year left on campus
Must be a sophomore or above
Must have a 3.0 GPA or above

Applications are due by FEBRUARY 28th.

Additional information and the application can be found at:

General Announcements

MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair – Last Chance Resume Glance Drop-in

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MN Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair – Last Chance Resume Glance Drop-in Hours

Are you attending the Job Fair on Wednesday, February 22? Do you have last minute questions? Still need to register? Visit the Last Chance Resume Glance Job Fair Drop-in Hours on Tuesday, February 14 from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. & 3:00-4:30 p.m. Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Career Coaches will be on hand. For additional preparation resources, click here:

New Bookstore Manager to Start

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On Monday, February 20, Barb Hendricks will be joining the Augsburg College bookstore as the store manager. Barb began her career with Barnes & Noble Inc working as a bookseller, entering the Bestseller management training program and advancing first into a department manager role and later into the assistant manager position. As her life evolved, she left Barnes & Noble for the opportunity to work with a non-profit focusing on educational partnerships in the K-12 world.

Originally from Rockford, IL, Barb and her family moved to the Twin Cities last spring, where she resumed her management responsibilities with Barnes & Noble in Eden Prairie. She was presented the opportunity to gain greater work/life balance through a position with Metro State University as a bookstore Co-Manager. Please join us in welcoming Barb to both Barnes & Noble College and the Augsburg College Community.

Flex Points/Meal Replacements

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It has come to our attention that there was a glitch with some of the Meal Replacements on certain Meal Plans, where instead of being charged a Meal, Flex Points were taken. If you had Flex Points taken, instead of Meals, please contact Retail Manager Emma Petersen-Gauthier at and include your name, student ID number, what you purchased, and the dates/locations where you were charged incorrectly.

The glitch has been fixed and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity- ACYTI Mentor

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Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SIX current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Program

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Information Session: Augsburg College Name Change to Augsburg University

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Join leadership of the Marketing and Communication division at the last of three information sessions to learn about work being done to prepare the Augsburg College community for the potential change of the name of our institution to “Augsburg University.”

At the session, scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 11 a.m., in OGC 100, you’ll learn about:

–A flexible messaging platform that allows members of the community to address Augsburg’s anticipated name change in meaningful and authentic ways and that address our reality, reputation, and promise.

–A new logo, spirit mark, and seal being developed and reasons and insight into the changes.

–A rough timeline for communicating the change, should it be approved by the Augsburg Corporation, to important audiences including throughout campus, with alumni and donors.

–Work done to date to prepare for the potential name change, including the development of a database to track all the places we will need to change our name from monument and freeway signs to letterhead and legal documents, and from athletics equipment and uniforms to business cards and anything else you can think of!

–How you can help Marketing and Communication make sure we don’t miss anything.

We know we won’t be able to answer every question you might have just yet, but knowing what you are thinking about will help us prepare for some of the individual department meetings and summer trainings we anticipate.

This potential change will impact our community in small and large ways, and we’re looking forward to sharing where we are now, how you can support and participate in this project, and our next steps.

Seeking nominations for student commencement speaker

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Dear faculty and staff,

As we look ahead to this year’s commencement ceremonies on April 29, I invite nominations of students who can thoughtfully address this year’s commencement theme of intentional diversity. Please submit your nominations here ( no later than Friday, February 24.

Thank you–your help in identifying potential speakers is greatly appreciated.

Warm regards,

Food Service Hours

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The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einstein’s throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and grab and go items. The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2017 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status Spring 2018 and available to conduct research Summer 2018. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health). STEM Sophomores may also be eligible during this recruitment period; please contact us if you’d like more info on this.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2018.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant at Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

All Student Inclusion Survey – OPEN NOW

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Students – watch for the email inviting you to complete the 2017 Student Inclusion survey. Last implemented in 2014, the results guided Augsburg’s work for the past couple of years. Led by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, it is time to re-assess what is important for students – day, graduate, Rochester, evening, and transfer!

Please watch your email for the link to the survey. Answers are anonymous – the last question invites you to identify yourself and enter a drawing for 1 of 3 Target gift cards, each $75.00.

Event Announcements

Morning Chapel: Arlene El-Amin

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Join us in the chapel today at 11:30am for an Interfaith Mini-Convo with Arlene El-Amin. Arlene is a National Board Member, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She is also a long-time community leader and civil rights activist who serves as the manager of Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis.
Musician today: Nadia Sandstrom, vocalist.

Chapel this week:
Wednesday, 2/15, 10:40am: Dr. Cheryl Chatman preaching, Executive Vice President and Dean of Diversity, Concordia University. Musicians: Prof. Bill Capman and Laura Simms.
Thursday, 2/16, 11:30am: Interfaith Mini-Convo. Senior Dua Saleh ’17 reflects on her time at Augsburg.
Friday, 2/17, 10:40am: Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen – diversity consultant, trainer, planner, researcher and lecturer. Musician: Heather Larson, piano.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

More Information

Women March: Then and Now — Brown Bag Discussion 2/15

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Protest! Lessons from the (Militant) Suffragettes

Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 to 1:30 OGC 112

Did you go to the Women’s March last month? Looking for the next step? Wondering what protest strategies can be effective? History professor Jacqui deVries will share stories from the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century, when thousands of women adopted “militant” strategies in their fight for the right to vote. Perhaps we can learn something useful from their successes … and their failures.

Red Power Energy (Film Screening)

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents: Red Power Energy on March 8 at Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium. This event is free.

Red Power Energy is a documentary film that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. First-person stories illustrate the complex realities of American Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. From the historic United Nations Climate Conference to the proliferation of non-Western countries industrializing their economies through fossil fuel production, Red Power Energy offers a rare glimpse into Indian Country while further advancing a deeper understanding of the energy debate. (Official Program Description from Red Power Energy Publicity)

Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota), one of the director’s of this film, will host the film screening and answer questions after the screening.

The Seventh Fire Film (Film Screening)

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series in collaboration with the American Culture and Difference program (University of St. Thomas) presents: The Seventh Fire at St. Thomas. Free.

From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre comes a fascinating new documentary by Jack Pettibone Riccobono, The Seventh Fire.

When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.
Together the lives of Rob and Kevin present a devastating counter-myth to textbook notions of the American dream, and they force us to confront the modern-day ramifications of what are still the most overlooked aspects of American history.

Presidents’ Day: Obama Inaugural Poem

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As part of the First 100 Days events, English Prof Doug Green is organizing a multi-voice reading of Elizabeth Alexander’s short but beautiful “Praise Song for the Day” ( ), the poem Alexander composed for President Obama’s First Inauguration. But to do so we need voices–your voice included.

Green is divvying up stanzas to groups who want to read in unison. Students, staff, and faculty interested in participating, please contact him ASAP (MEM 223, x1187, And even if you don’t want to ‘perform,’ come listen and shout out the incredible, unifying last stanza with us–12:15-12:30 pm on Monday, 20 Feb. (Presidents’ Day) in the OGC Atrium.

Crush Week with SMART, EP!C, and WRC

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Augsburg’s SMART, EP!C, and The Women’s Resource Center present: CRUSH WEEK! We will be selling cans of Crush soda in Christensen Center (ONLY $1 per can) all week! Give a can of Crush to your crush!! Or to someone who means a lot to you! Stop by our table on Monday and Wednesday from 10am-12pm, or Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm.

Minnesota Deam Act – what is happening on the state level

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Facilitated by Meghan Bunio de Flores, Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Augsburg alum, an opportunity to learn about the current Minn Dream Act and the Governor’s budget proposal that will impact MN Dream Act students. We will also have time to discuss the impact changes to DACA would have on the MN Dream Act.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:00-4:00 pm in OGC 100.

Free lunch in exchange for your opinions

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The Center for Global Education and Experience is looking for student input. Each year, we produce materials for students in an effort to help them learn about study abroad/away. We are seeking input from any and all students that would like to share opinions and ideas on what would be helpful to know about study abroad/away.

This event is open to ALL STUDENTS! You do not need to have studied abroad to join.

For any student interested in providing input on study abroad materials, please join us for an open discussion over lunch on Wednesday, February 15th from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in SVE 102.

All you have to do is (1) RSVP (2) SHOW UP (3) EAT FREE PIZZA (4) EXPRESS OPINIONS

That’s it! RSVP online at:

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Great Job For A College Student

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Are you looking for a fun, relaxed gig with flexibility?
Are you a motivated, reliable, honest, friendly person who loves to sell?

We are a locally owned clothing company in search of the best candidates to market and sell our expressive tees. We offer flexible scheduling, fair commission, and bonuses. This is a great gig for a student who has access to college campus. If you are self-motivated and would like some extra pay in your pocket this could be a good fit for you. You must have reliable transportation and be willing to work booth events in the local area as well. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward thinking brand. Contact us for details: