Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center: A final view from the tower crane

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Last week, the tower crane — which had been on the construction site since May 2016 — was removed from the Hagfors Center site, as it is not required for the remainder of the construction project. This week’s update includes photos from the apex of tower crane and a photo of it being dismantled. The summary also includes a view of the Hagfors Center from the top of Mortensen Hall as well as updates on the following:

[1] Curtainwall framing (including photo)
[2] Hand-laid brick
[3] Fourth-floor exterior
[4] North elevator
[5] Scaffolding in the lobby area (including photo)
[6] Interior tile and electrical work

See the full Hagfors Center summary for the week of March 27, 2017.

Teaching and Learning

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Sociology Professor Lars Christiansen

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Faculty and staff, RSVP now for the final installment of “Speaking of Sabbaticals.” 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.

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”
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.

RSVP for a spot at lunch here.

Leadership Minor Info Session

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If you’re free on Thursday, March 30 from 11:30 – 12noon, please join us at the Leadership Minor information session! Grab a treat 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!

NEW Theology and Public Leadership Degree

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The Religion department will be launching a new degree in Theology and Public Leadership in the fall of 2017. This degree program will be replacing the Youth and Family Ministry Degree. This new major will include concentrations in Youth Studies, Leadership and Management, Community Engagement, Worship and Music, Environmental Stewardship, Advocacy and Public Policy, Human Service, and Cross-Cultural Relations.

We are excited for this new endeavor and for the leaders it will produce for our faith communities. Please visit our website (see link below) for more information.

NEW Youth Studies Minor

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Do you plan on working with children, youth or young adults?
If so, you should consider becoming a Youth Studies minor. This minor is
designed to pair well with any other major including Political Science, HPE, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Theology and Public Leadership, etc.

There are some great classes being offered in this minor next year, including a class in the UK! So take a look at our website (see link below) to learn more.

General Announcements

Powwow was a great success

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Many, many thanks to Jennifer Simon for all of her work on the Powwow that occurred on Saturday. Planning for such a major community event takes many months. The reason for such great success was Jennifer’s planning and engaging so many Auggies as well as members of the broader community in support of the Powwow. Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who helped the Powwow go so smoothly. And congratulations to all of the graduates whom we celebrated for their accomplishment!

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

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The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for faculty and staff 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 1 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

TC For Career, Cause and Community tabling TODAY

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Are you looking for a part-time summer job, volunteer or internship? Today in the Christensen Center lobby from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. the following employer will be on campus to meet with students. Stop by to learn more!

TC For Career, Cause and Community – C3 Twin Cities connects career, cause, and community through a service year that elevates the skills and professional relationships of the next generation of community leaders. In partnership with the Pohlad Family Foundation and Nexus Community Partners, C3 Twin Cities engages VISTAs in efforts that:

o Support Minneapolis students to succeed in strong schools and shape their own educational experience.
o Rekindle the dreams of youth by connecting them to career pathway and post-secondary opportunities.
o Build vibrant local economies through community wealth building.

We have fifteen positions to fill. Come check out our opportunities.

Career Quick Stop Hours

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours. (Please schedule an individual appointment by calling 612-330-1148.)

Get paid to do your internship: Apply Now.

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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 through 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.

Seed starting materials needed for garden

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The community garden is looking for paper egg cartons, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and paper coffee cups (like those ones from Einsteins, perhaps) to help us start some seedlings for our gardeners to plant. Drop off supplies any time this week outside the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Residence Hall), and let Allyson ( or Nora ( know if you want to take some seedlings to your sunny office or home window to nurture for the next month and a half.

Help Inspire Hagfors Center 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 20 to 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 .

Volunteers Needed: Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament April 2

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The Christensen Center for Vocation and Campus Ministry are looking for volunteers for the Holy Hoops Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 2. This is an annual basketball tournament that Augsburg College hosts for churches in the area. It is always lots of fun for participants and volunteers alike.

There are five volunteer shifts, and we encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like. These shifts are:
Set-up: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shift 1: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Shift 2: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shift 3: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Clean-up: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

*If you would like to help, but have a schedule conflict and cannot sign up for a specific time slot, please let us know and we would be more than willing to work with you.

The roles available are:
3-pt Competition Helper
Court Host
Go-fer / Runner / Where Needed
Greeter / Hospitality

To volunteer, please register here:

P.S. We will provide snacks and lunch!

If you have any questions, email Emily Glaser at

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

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity

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

Event Announcements

Great show at Cedar Cultural Center-Free w/Augsburg ID

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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.

Intramural Yoga

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Vinyasa Yoga, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. until April 25
Exercise and meditation practices are proven to be beneficial to students and athletes by promoting healthy sleeping patterns, more restful sleep and greater memory retention.

All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty & friends.
Join Erik Monson for an hour of Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats and props provided.

Questions? Email

Open mic night: Resistance in Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities

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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 an April brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare. 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 HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more.

When: April 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: OGC 100

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

For questions, contact Nicole at

Theater Dept. Presents : Passing Strange 3/30 – 4/9

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Book and Lyrics by STEW

Music by STEW and Heidi Rodewald

Lead Collaborators
Jamil Jude
Sonja Thompson
Kelli Foster Warder

Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday March 31 at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 P.M.

Saturday April 8 at 3:00 P.M.
Saturday April 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday April 9 at 3:00 P.M.

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,” he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify the means? Will everything be alright?

Reserve Tickets Now!

Ticket Information

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Spring Blood Drive – Tomorrow – 3/29

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The spring blood drive is Wednesday, 3/29, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in East Commons, and there are still spots available if you want to sign up to donate. You can go online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a time. In the fall of 2016 we reached 98% of our goal — hoping for 100% at the spring drive. Please continue to help save lives! All donors will receive a FREE t-shirt, too.

Many thanks to Taylor Mattice and SAC for their help in promoting the event as a partner with CWC and Memorial Blood Center.

Questions – please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Schield Invited to talk at Canadian Math-Ed Forum

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Milo Schield, Professor in Business Administration, has been invited to talk on Statistical Literacy at the Field Institute MathEd Forum in Toronto on April 29. This forum is sponsored by the Center for Mathematics Education (CME). Milo’s work builds on the grant Augsburg received from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The goal of this grant was “to develop statistical literacy as an interdisciplinary curriculum in the liberal arts.”


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