Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Use of Recreational Facilities in Kennedy Center/Si Melby Hall

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The Augsburg Department of Public Safety would like to remind our entire campus community that facility use in Kennedy Center and Si Melby Hall is for students, staff, faculty, alumni and authorized users. Members of these groups are not permitted to host guests in this space. Check-in procedures after regular business hours will be enforced and an appropriate picture ID will be required. Fob access will also be required after 5:00pm daily. Those found not in compliance will be asked to leave and may be legally prohibited from returning to Augsburg’s campus. Any student, staff, faculty, alumni or authorized user who intentionally violates or attempts to circumvent this policy may lose access privileges as well as face appropriate disciplinary actions.

Teaching and Learning

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Lars Christiansen – Monday, April 3

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Faculty and staff are invited to this next 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 the presentation is “Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”

Monday, April 3
Lindell 301

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

A limited number of seats are available for this luncheon. RSVP here!

Paideia Courses Summer 2017

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Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 28th annual Paideia Institute, July 24 – 28, 2017, will explore the question What makes a Citizen? This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2 or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at to register.

Paideia Institute

Paideia Faculty & Staff Development Summer Events

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“Real answers need to be found in dialogue and interaction and, yes, our shared human condition.” –Malcolm Boyd

In today’s challenging political climate, the skills of civil, civic- minded, and evidence-based democratic deliberation are a necessity. Paideia (pie-day-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. The Augsburg College Paideia Program has offered training to the Augsburg community and teachers across the United States for the past twenty-eight years. We invite you to join us this summer.

PAIDEIA INSTITUTE: The 28th annual Paideia Institute, July 24 – 28, 2017, will explore the question What makes a Citizen? This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will assist participants in facilitating seminars within their own curriculum.

FEES: Registration for the Summer Institute is $600. We are pleased to offer two $500 scholarships: the Marie McNeff Scholarship for Augsburg faculty and the Rita Kaplan Scholarship for staff. Faculty are also encouraged to apply to the Center for Teaching and Learning Professional Travel Fund. Staff should speak with their supervisors about equivalent financial support from the College.

PAIDEIA INVITATIONAL: Don’t have five days available for the full Paideia Institute? Attend our one-day Paideia Invitational for a sampling of how teachers are engaging students in civil discourse. The invitational is Friday, July 28 from approximately 10 am to 2 pm. The agenda involves a morning seminar, lunch, and an afternoon breakout session.

Learn more about the Augsburg Paideia Program at
To register contact Rachel Lloyd at

Paideia Institute

Leadership Minor Info Session

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Do you have a sweet tooth for cookies and bars? At this information session, grab a (free) cookie while hearing from the Director of Leadership Studies along with faculty who teach in the program at Augsburg. Learn how a Minor in Leadership Studies can enhance your capacity to lead in a wide variety of occupational and community settings – no matter your major! Contact Jolee Lilja ( with questions.

The LS Info Session will be Thursday, March 30 in the Christensen Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. – 12noon. Hope to see you there.

Scholarly Writing Retreat – Reserve Your Spot Today

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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.

General Announcements

Campus Kitchen Needs Your Help

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Hello! Campus Kitchen is back on its feet after the kitchen fire! If you are a student, staff or faculty and want to complete service hours with us (or just take a lunch or dinner break!), check out the different shifts online. Signing up is easy and fun! We need your help getting food out into the community as part of our mission to address food insecurity, recover food, and reduce food waste. If you have any further questions, please contact Allyson Green or Nora Barr. Thank you!

check out the different shifts online

Community Garden Applications Are Open

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Garden season is coming up! The application for a space in the Augsburg Community garden is available on the Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College website. Feel free to fill out an application! But hurry, the deadline for Augsburg priority is approaching! Please reach out to Allyson Green or Nora Barr with any additional questions.

application for a space

A Farewell for Sally Daniels Herron

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All faculty and staff are invited to join Advancement as we say farewell to Sally Daniels Herron, as her position in IA has been eliminated. We are grateful for Sally’s 38 years of service to Augsburg in Enrollment, Parent Relations, and Advancement, and welcome you to stop by the Alumni Offices in Oren 106 to bid her fond farewell at your convenience. Her last day is March 31, 2017.

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

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Dear Augsburg Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff,

The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for those working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1st to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to

More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole at

Turn Your Unpaid Internship Into Pay

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Wouldn’t it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?

You may be able to do just that because of a grant awarded to Augsburg College. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.

To be eligible:

* Students must be in good academic standing (2.0+ GPA)

* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship (Second semester sophomores can apply as long as they hold junior standing BEFORE the internship begins)

* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study) Not sure if you are eligible? Email or check your awards package

* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations

* Internships will take place Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018

Act now! Priority consideration is given to students who complete the short Augsburg application, so we recommend you complete it soon.

To learn more about the grant, visit Apply for the grant thru Inside Augsburg, On Campus Jobs. Search for “Great Lakes Grant.”

If you already have an unpaid internship lined up and would like to see if it can be turned into a Great Lakes site, please contact us at 612-330-1148 and we will assist you.

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!

Help Inspire CSBR Artists

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We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center! Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input! Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online!

Click here for online form

Dental Hygiene Item Drive

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Did you visit 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 20th – Friday March 31st, 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

Residence Life Awards 2017 – Nominations Extended. Nominate Staff Today.

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Greetings Auggies!

The Department of Residence Life is excited to introduce out Residence Life Awards. These awards were created to honor the hard work and dedication of our staff to the Augsburg community through their involvement within Residence Life. Please take some time and nominate individuals whom you think embodies the awards described below. The recipients will be honored on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 in the Oren Gateway Atrium.

The Department of Residence Life will be giving out the following awards:

The Illumination Awards
Pickens-Opoku Social Justice Leadership Award
Resident Advisor of the Year
Lead Staff Member of the Year
Outstanding Program of the Year
Cyndy Rowe Dean’s Award

* Nominations for the Department of Residence Life Awards will be accepted from February 20th – March 29th.
* Nominators can submit more than one nomination for an award.
* Any Augsburg Student or Professional Staff Member can make nominations.

You can find more information by visiting:

Apply for IT Summer Internships at Fairview

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Fairview Health Services is currently seeking applicants for Information Technology summer internships as part of the MSP TechHire Scholars initiative. Funding from the City of Minneapolis will enable Fairview to hire up to three Augsburg students, who will each complete a paid ($20/per hour) full-time summer internship within IT at Fairview.

Eligible candidates will meet the following criteria:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation college student (neither parent has a 4 year degree), and/or low income (Pell Grant or MN Dream Grant eligible)
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (expected graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

In order to apply, interested students should email their resume to no later than Wednesday, March 29th. You will also be asked to complete a brief application at that time.

Semifinalists will interview on campus the week of April 10th. Internships begin on May 15th.

General information on Fairview Health Services can be found at

Food Service Hours

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Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10 a.m.

The Commons is open from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Breakfast 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-3pm
Nabo is open from 10am-2pm
The Commons is open from 1130am-1pm, and from 5-7pm

Einsteins is Closed
Nabo is Closed
The Commons is open from 1130am-1pm, and from 5-7pm.

Event Announcements

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.

Immigration, Migration, and More – Sabbatical Reflection & Lunch is Today

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Members of the campus community are invited to attend today’s Speaking of Sabbaticals lunch featuring Education professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her presentation 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.

Friday, March 24 (Today!)
Marshall Room

No need to RSVP this morning. Just come on over to Marshall and join us at 11:30! Co-sponsored by CTL and CGEE.

AASA’s Asian Celebration Show

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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. This year’s theme of PAW is “We Are H.O.P.E. – Honoring Our Past Experiences. With this theme, we hope to explore our cultural history, embrace it, but also push for changes in the community. Join us in our final event of PAW, where there will be performances, skits, and a fashion show! There will also be an after-party dance after the show!

Event: Asian Celebration Show
Location: Hoversten Chapel
Time: 6pm-8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Free admission & free food!

AASA’s Asian Celebration Show

Artivismo: Share Poetry, Music and Art, Wed., 3/29

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Arte de Resistencia/Art of Resistance

Wed., 3/29 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., East Commons, Christensen Center

Explore the topic of political resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities at this open mic event, where we will share poetry, music, visual arts and manifestos in English and/or Spanish. Bring your own work or something drawn from the inspired work of others that promotes peace and social justice. Come to share, come to listen. All are welcome!

We frame resistance as cultural expressions that unite us in our opposition to oppression and that create paths to freedom and promote justice for all.

Want to participate but not sure how? The Spanish and Cross-Cultural Studies faculty would be happy to help you choose a reading or explore resistance music in Spanish or English. Artwork can include posters, photos or paintings. Music can be of your own composition or created by others. Choose something that inspires you!

For more information and to sign up, see this Google doc:

Please direct your questions or ideas to Kate Reinhardt at or Sarah Degnar Riveros at

Save the Date: Medicare Info Session on April 18

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare in April. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this session to learn more!

When: April 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you!

Save the date! For questions, contact Nicole at

Blood Drive Donors Needed

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Memorial Blood Center will be on campus on Wednesday 3/29/17 and donors are still needed. Auggie students, faculty and staff please help save lives by donating blood on Wednesday 3/29/17 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the East Commons in Christensen Center. Several ways to sign up to donate: online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or stop by Christensen Center today from 11:30 – 1 pm or if you prefer to schedule the appointment through the CWC 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 3/29!

1,000 Who CAIR; Call to Action – This Saturday

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“1,000 who CAIR, a Call to Action: Challenging Islamophobia/Defending Civil Rights” will be held on Saturday, March 25th beginning at 4:00 PM in O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the University of St. Catherine. This event will be a rallying cry to all who believe in religious freedom for Muslim Americans and all people. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota is hosting this event not only as a fundraiser/conference, but as a kick-off to its campaign to activate 10,000 Minnesotans in the fight against bigotry and hatred. The event will feature noted Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, Khizr Khan, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Civil Rights Leader Nekima Levy-Pounds and many other politicians and entertainers such as comedians Jeremy McLellan and Danish Maqbool to inspire and energize people into action. For more information go to

As a sponsor of the event, Augsburg has some free tickets to distribute. If you would like to reserve a ticket, please email Steve Peacock at

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Final Day for Girl Scout Cookies

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This is the last weekday before the end of the Girl Scout Cookie Season. My twin daughters have plenty of inventory to handle all of your last minute cookie needs. Boxes are $4 each ($5 for Gluten Free). Let me know your favorites and I can deliver on campus M-F between 8 and 5. Contact me at to place your order and I’ll connect with you today or early next week.