Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Personal Document Destruction Event Thursday, April 6

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Faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their personal confidential documents to a FREE Shred Event sponsored by Augsburg Facilities Management. Bring your materials (two boxes or bags maximum please) to the Shred Right truck parked between Sverdrup and Lindell Library on Thursday, April 6 between 8:30-9:30 a.m. You must present your documents at this time. We cannot offer early pick-up and storage of your personal documents. If you are not available at this time, it is your choice if you wish to entrust one of your coworkers to bring the documents to the truck for you. An Augsburg ID will be required, as we unfortunately cannot make this a community event.

Teaching and Learning

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

Augsburg College offers a four and a half week general GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). Throughout the course students will have a chance to take two full-length practice tests, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction.

Course Dates: May 17 to June 19
Course Time: Monday and Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m.
Course Cost: $100 (The registration fee includes instruction, a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh, as well as the official ETS GRE test prep book

How to register:

General Announcements

Celebrate your scholarship in our annual Faculty Scholarship Display

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Wouldn’t it be great to share your scholarship this year with your colleagues? Help us celebrate your scholarship this year in our annual Faculty Scholarship Display on Thursday, April 27 from 11:45am to 12:30pm in the Foss Atrium.

Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20th) in the link below. Questions may directed to Bibiana Koh ( or Nishesh Chalise ( All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 am to set up.

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

Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen

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Please join the Admissions Office in a Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen, who will be leaving our office after almost 20 years here at Augsburg College. Brenda not only has been a huge asset to our office and campus community, but has been “Mama B” to hundreds of students throughout the years. We are forever indebted to her for her service and commitment to this institution and more importantly, to the her love of the students, past and present.

The open house will be Wednesday, April 5 from 2-3:30pm in the Admissions Suite (lower level Christensen Center). Join us for cake and coffee and celebration as we wish her farewell!

“Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

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On Sunday, Alan Tuchtenhagen, Director of Augsburg’s Master of Arts in Leadership presented a half-day workshop at the 103rd National AACRAO Conference being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center this week. The topic of his session was “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Navigating the Politics of Higher Education.”

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

Estate Sale April 7 & 8

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The Augsburg Associates will be holding an ESTATE SALE on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. Hours are Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Address is 327 Allen Avenue, Little Canada.

Some items on this very clean sale are:
Holiday collectibles, curio cabinet, silver-plated serving pieces and silverware, china, spun glass figurines. Furniture, lamps, linens, framed art, French simulated fur coat, kitchen items, clothing. Rubbermaid cabinets (5’ x 3’)

SMART Second Annual Clothing Drive

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Hey SMARTIES! For the last few weeks of the semester, Augsburg’s SMART (Sexual Misconduct Awareness-Raising Team) will be hosting our second annual clothing drive!

This is a wonderful opportunity to offer support to the Twin Cities community. Just bringing in a pair of shoes you forgot about and never wore, or a warm jacket that got stuffed to the back of the closet could make a difference to those in need.

Find boxes at the Christensen Center Welcome Desk, the Enrollment Center Lobby, the Foss Atrium (outside the Campus Ministry offices), the Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk, and the Si Melby Lobby (outside the Athletics offices) to donate your new or gently used clothing meant for teens and young adults. We will be collecting these donations and taking them to The Bridge for Youth.

If you want to get more involved, visit The Bridge For Youth website for volunteer opportunities.

Citizen Politics Beyond the Manichean Mindset – Tuesday, April 4

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A Civic Studies Symposium
Tuesday, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m. East Commons, Christensen Center
* Today’s idea of politics refers to what politicians, parties, and party members do. It is based on a Manichean model that sees politics as war-like, reducing others to stereotypes.
* The Manichean model is widespread, built into today’s politics and civic action. It grows from an identifiable formula which pits the forces of “good” against the forces of “evil.”
* It is increasingly dysfunctional for those committed to an inclusive, equal, and just society.
This symposium looks at the nonviolent alternative to demonizing politics. It includes small group discussion about problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do.
It addresses several questions:
* How can we combine relational power and public love?
* How can we develop the skills to meet injustice with discipline and dignity, not demonization?
* How can we bridge today’s ideological divides, engaging others in their full complexity?
Welcome and opening comments: Harry Boyte, senior scholar, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Convener, Augsburg Civic Studies Initiative
Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor, Department of Education, Augsburg College
Michael Grewe, director, LGBTQIA Student Services, assistant director, Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg College
Dee Anand, UMN Student, Citizen Student Movement
Zach Maron, UMN Student (former Augsburg Student), Beyond Polarization Student Group
Moderator Christy Mattingly, Academic Liaison for Computing, Augsburg College
Small group discussions on problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do in Augsburg and beyond.
A Civics Studies Symposium sponsored by:
• Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
• Center for Teaching and Learning
• Education Department
*Citizen here is not legal status, but contributor community.

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Event Announcements

CORRECTION: Environmental Action Plan forum, tomorrow at 2pm

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(NOTE: This event is at 2pm on Tuesday, April 4! Previous posts said 3pm.)

Remember the famous Green by 2019 Climate Action Plan? It hasn’t been forgotten, but it has been reimagined as the UC Environmental Stewardship Committee’s new Environmental Action Plan! We have new goals, strategies, and initiatives for operations, curriculum, and campus culture, and we need your help in turning this reimagining into action. What’s in the Environmental Action Plan? How does your life here at Augsburg intersect with these commitments? Where do you see opportunities and challenges? Explore these questions with the ESC and find out if the rumors about composting, curriculum development, and bottled water are true! (Hint: they probably are).

TOMORROW – Tuesday, April 4, 2-3p.m.
Marshall Room
Hosted by Staff Senate

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

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Passing Strange
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 p.m.
Friday March 31 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Saturday April 8 at 3 p.m.
Saturday April 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday April 9 at 3 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!

2016-2017 Productions

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

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

Spiritual & Emotional Wellness: An Islamic Perspective

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Join us for Halal appetizers as we meet for a second year with psychotherapist and Imam Dr. Hamdy El-Sawaf, to discuss some Islamic perspectives on spiritual and emotional health and wellness.
Dr. Hamdy will also perform a short blessing.

Tuesday, April 4, from 5-7 PM
Center for Wellness and Counseling, First Floor of Anderson Residence Hall

Cosponsored by the Center for Wellness and Counseling, the Muslim Student Association, and Campus Ministry

Morning Chapel: Mindful Monday

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Join us in the chapel today at 10:40 am for Mindful Monday with Jermaine Nelson – Stress Management for All. Jermaine is a local yoga instructor and health and fitness specialist. In Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

• Tuesday 4/4, 11:30am: Seasons of Lent Series with Martha Stortz, Professor of Religion and Vocation. Music: Jordan Grzybowski, tenor.
• Wednesday 4/5, 10:40 am: No Chapel – Horbal Convocation
• Thursday 4/6, 11:30am: Senior Chapel with Erica Bryer ’17
• Friday 4/7, 10:40am:  Destination Augsburg, Musical Selections from the cast and musicians of Passing Strange

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations to the Augsburg Leadership Award Winners

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards:

Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award: Chung Lip
Student Leader of the Year: Marquell Moorer
Dean of Students Award: Grace Corbin, Kitana Holland, Malick Ceesay, Preenon Huq
Emerging Leader of the Year: Anne Liners
Civic Engagement Award: Karl Hahn
Peer Education Award: Bashiru Kormah
Social Justice Award: Sammy Coy

Outstanding First-Year Student of the Year: Mayli Camposeco
Outstanding Sophomore Student of the Year: Brandon Williams, Chad Berryman, Destyn Land
Outstanding Junior Student of the Year: Abe Johnson, Erika Idrovo-Cuesta, Francesca Chiari
Outstanding Senior Student of the Year: Amy Xiong, Karen Thao, Rachel Frantz, Winnie Godi

Student Organization of the Year: Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct-Awareness Raising Team
New Student Organization of the Year: Queer Indigenous and People of Color
Auggie Spirit Award (TIE): Augsburg Student Activities Council, International Student Organization
Civic Engagement Award: Augsburg Asian Student Association
Innovations in Programming Award: Pan-Afrikan Student Union
Social Justice Award: Hmong Women Together


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