Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lobby curtainwall window fritting is first art installation in the Hagfors Center

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The glass fritting currently being installed on the 3-story lobby curtainwall is the first of the more than two dozen sponsored art projects in the Hagfors Center. This week’s construction summary includes two photos of the glass fritting.

The update also includes a photo of the south side of the building — showing progress on the lobby curtainwall and on the hand-laid brick exterior of the flexible classroom — and a rooftop view of the chapel cupola. Also included in the summary are the following:

[1] Info about the glass fritting on the lobby curtainwall
[2] Rooftop greenhouse (including photo)
[3] Skyway painting
[4] Mechanical area
[5] Freight elevator
[6] Hand-laid brick
[7] Demobilization of the tower crane

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 20, 2017.

Teaching and Learning

PA Information Session

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At this information session hosted by URGO, hear from a representative of the Augsburg PA program, alumni who are currently PA students, and alumni who are practicing PAs. Learn how to become a competitive applicant, what necessary prerequisites are, what the application entails and how to approach your personal statement. Contact Catherina Kipper ( with questions.

Wednesday, March 22
6-7:30 p.m.
OGC 100

Need Help Finishing Writing Tasks? Find the WL!

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Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open and the writing tutors are ready to help. Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will work with any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

Mondays: 11:10 a.m.–1:40 p.m.; 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m.; 7:30–10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30–6 p.m.; 6:30–9 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:30–3 p.m.; 3:30–6 p.m.; 7:30–10 p.m.
Fridays: 4–6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 5–8 p.m.

Scholarly Writing Retreat

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Scholarly Writing Retreat
May 21-23, 2017
Dunrovin Retreat Center

Faculty, 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.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. through Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. (after lunch). Please e-mail to reserve your space.

Faculty Panel: Integrating Teaching, Scholarship, and Service on March 22

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend this faculty panel and discussion about the three pillars of the professoriate and how they can be mutually reinforcing activities. The panel will feature Emily Schilling, Biology, Ginny McCarthy, Nursing, Sarah Myers, Theater, and Bibiana Koh, Social Work.

Wednesday, March 22 (Tomorrow)
2-3 p.m., OGC 100

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

“Immigration, Migration and More” – RSVP Now for Sabbatical Reflection Lunch with Jeanine Gregoire

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Faculty and staff, RSVP now to reserve a spot at this Friday’s “Speaking of Sabbaticals” luncheon with Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is “Immigration, Migration and More: A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program. Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire
Friday, March 24
11:30-12:30 p.m., Marshall Room

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Global Education and Experience.

All faculty and staff are welcome. Please click here to RSVP!

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Sociology Professor Lars Christiansen on April 3

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Faculty and staff are invited to this upcoming installment in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices. The title of his presentation is “Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Lars Christiansen
Monday, April 3
12:30-1:30 p.m., Lindell 301

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

A limited number of seats are available. Please click here to RSVP!

General Announcements

Study Abroad Fall 2017 – Deadline Extended

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The application deadline for fall 2017 CGEE Mexico, CGEE Central America, and CGEE Southern Africa programs has been extended to April 1. Spend fall semester at one of these dynamic Augsburg international programs!

Auggies participating on these programs automatically receive a $1500 tuition discount, and students going on the Central America program will have free airfare.

The CGEE Global Study Center programs offer courses to keep you on track to graduate, as well as internship opportunities in Mexico or Southern Africa.

The study abroad office is always here to help—stop by our office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Learn more and start an application today at

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

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Are you visiting your dentist over Spring Break? How many of us actually use the items in the goodie bag given to us by our dentists?

Bring these items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) back to school and donate them to the Pre-Dental Student Club Hygiene Item Drive. We will be collecting donations from Monday, March 20–Friday, March 31, keep an eye out for boxes around campus.

We will be donating the items collected to local groups in need. We thank you for your support! If you have any questions about donations, please feel free to contact us at .

Contribute to Hagfors Center Art

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Artists are looking for additional inspiration for their work in the new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. Designs for 3 art installations will be on display on the first floor of Old Main until Wednesday. We are asking students for help choosing text passages for each piece. Selections can be from any literary work or religious text from any faith tradition. Drop a submission in the box or

Fill out this online form today

New Executive Chef

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Chef Andrew is the new Executive Chef for A’viands at Augsburg. He has been cooking for 25 years, some of the places he has worked are French Meadow, Duplex, and Psycho Suzies. Andrew is very excited to update our menus with some of his own personal style. He is especially passionate about finely crafted vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Please welcome him and feel free to give him feedback at

Marina Christensen-Justice nominations

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Please nominate one Augsburg Senior for this award described below. Only a brief description of why you are nominating the person is necessary.

Marina Christensen Justice Award

The recipient of the Marina Christensen-Justice Award is given to one graduating senior each year at Commencement who has demonstrated a dedication to the community beyond the Augsburg College campus, working in solidarity with marginalized people, as characterized by the personal and professional life of Marina Christensen-Justice.
Please send nominations to Mary Laurel True, by Friday, March 25 by 4:30 p.m. Thank you!

Event Announcements

Interfaith at Cedar Commons: Celebrating Passover

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This week we are celebrating the Passover, the Jewish festival of Freedom. Passover commemorates the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt and the story serves as a powerful metaphor for many kinds of liberation, with lots for all of us to reflect on.

Our speakers will be two guests from the JCRC. We will not have a full meal but we will have some Passover foods to enjoy!

Do you need to be a “person of faith” to come? Absolutely not. We welcome anyone with interest in conversation about how faith/spirituality shape our lives and intersect with the issues we care about.

This gathering is hosted by the Interfaith at Cedar Commons organizer team and the Augsburg Interfaith Scholars.

Cedar Commons [2001 Riverside Ave. S, Minneapolis MN]

AASA’s 3rd Annual Pan-Asian Week

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The Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) is hosting their Pan-Asian Week (PAW). Various events are hosted this week to celebrate Pan-Asian cultures & raise awareness on issues that are relevant in the Asian community. All events are free & open to the public.

Event: Mental Health & Healing in the Asian Community
Location: Center for Wellness and Counseling
Time: 5-7 p.m., doors open at 4:45 p.m.
Bio: Pahoua Yang, VP of Community Mental Health and Wellness at the Wilder Fdn. will be speaking about mental health in the Asian community. Discussion points are stigma on mental health, cross-cultural dialogue on mental health, & maintaining mental health.

Event: Spoken Word Workshop: Self Expression, Identity, and Social Justice
Location: Old Main 105
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Bio: Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre will lead a workshop focusing on intersections of spoken word, identity, & social justice. Guante is an MC, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. His work explores the relationships between identity, power, and resistance.

The Song Poet Book Club Discussion
Location: Marshall Room
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Event: Asians in the Media
Location: Student Lounge
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Bio: We will break down the dichotomy of how Asians are represented in mainstream media. We will discuss Hollywood’s Yellowfaces and Asian stereotypes propagated through the media.

The Song Poet Book Club Discussion
Location: Marshall Room
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Event: Asian Celebration Show
Location: Hoversten Chapel
Time: 6-8:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Bio: There will be many talented performances, ranging from singing, dancing, modeling, & more to celebrate Asian arts.

PAW Events

Day At the Capitol

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Augsburg students are invited annually to participate in the Minnesota Private College Council Day at the Capitol taking place this year on Thursday, April 6.

Each year students head to the Capitol to advocate for these funds for themselves and also future students. Please join fellow students for Augsburg’s Day at the Capitol April 6. Participating in this day is a great want to learn about advocacy and make a real difference for students who depend on the state grant each year.

What do you need to know:

Register on MPCC’s website
Attend the information session on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. during the Student Government meeting. This session will only take 20 minutes
We will all travel to the Capitol together on Thursday, April 6.
You will get a light rail pass for the day
MPCC will provide lunch for you while you are at the Captiol
You will have a chance to hear from legislators who are Augsburg alum
You will meet with legislators who represent you
MPCC will provide you with all the information and materials you need to do this

Check in is at 7:45 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Center Atrium on April 6 and the group will return by 3 p.m.

For questions, please contact Lee George, Foundation & Government Relations, at or 612-330-1629.

For more information and to register

Cedar Midnimo show-Free with Augsburg I.D.

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The Cedar Presents Nimco Yasin ft. Iskalaji with special guest Rahmo Rose
Friday, March 31
Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.
at The Cedar Cultural Center
Free with Augsburg ID
Get more information at

Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group, or “Dawn Players,” was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over its 30-year existence, the group was a source of national pride and toured the world multiple times. Known for her striking voice and emotional love ballads, Yasin eloquently revives the vintage qaraami (or “Somali jazz”) sound that Waaberi was known for, while bringing it into a modern context.

Business Office/Purchasing/Budget 101 Training

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All Budget Managers and any administrative employees involved in budget, purchasing, invoices, etc. are invited to one of two identical education sessions in Lindell 301:
Tuesday, March 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 2-3 p.m.

A session will be recorded for later viewing for those unable to attend.

We’ll cover budget concept and process, reports, accounts payable, purchasing with a P-Card, accounting tickets, and purchase orders/purchase requisitions. We look forward to seeing you, answering your questions, and introducing you to the two newest employees in the Finance & Administration division.

Vocation Lunch with Bill Green March 30

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You are invited to attend this year’s Christensen Vocation Lunch with Bill Green on Thursday, March 30 from 12 to 1:15 p.m.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Learn More at:

Register by visiting:

Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event. Also note: upon completion of your registration, please be sure you receive a confirmation email before you add the event to your calendar.

If you have any questions, please contact the CCV office at 612-330-1403 or

More about our speaker: Bill Green
Bill Green began working at Augsburg in 1991 as a Professor of History. Over the years, he has held several different teaching positions, including working as both an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at St. John’s University and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organization at Vanderbilt University. From 2006-2010, he served as the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Since 2013, he has been back at Augsburg serving as a Professor of History. He regularly teaches Minnesota History, American Legal History, History of Civil Rights, History of African American Religion, 19th Century U.S. History, and History of African American Education.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. to hear more of Bill Green’s vocation story.

Spring Blood Drive Next Week 3/29

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Auggie students, faculty and staff please help save lives by donating blood on Wednesday, March 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the East Commons in Christensen Center.

You can sign up online at and enter sponsor code 0027. The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes Memorial Blood Center to our campus two times a year. We have always had great results and are hoping for the same this spring.

If you prefer to schedule the appointment through the CWW office, please call 612-330-1707 and we can see what openings are available.

Thank you for helping save lives by donating a pint of blood on Wednesday, March 29.

Morning Chapel: Concert Band

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Join us in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. for worship with the Augsburg Concert Band, conducted by Erika Svanoe.

Upcoming chapel services:

Wednesday, March 22, 10:40 a.m.: Prof. Hans Wiersma,Religion, preaching. Prof. Bill Capman, music.
Thursday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.: Kaylie Johnson ’17 Senior Chapel
Friday, March 24, 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Jane Buckley-Farlee, Trinity Lutheran Congregation. Neil OMara, instrumental solo.

More info

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