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May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute

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The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will concentrate on select foundational principles of creating more inclusive classrooms and interactions by focusing on improving communication and conflict resolution across cultures and by improving the success of all students through culturally responsive teaching across majors.

● The Institute will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.
● Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
● Institute will be led by a faculty/staff collaboration.
● There are only 36 spaces available for the institute, and participants must register by using the link below. (A waiting list will be instituted if registration surpasses 36 participants.)
● Participation in the Institute counts towards a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program requirement.
● If you have attended the Intercultural Conflict Styles Workshop, some information during the Institute may be repeated.

Attention: Please do not register for the Institute unless you are able to commit to both the morning and afternoon session.

Questions concerning the Institute should be directed to

Click here to register!

General Announcements

Summer Student Employment

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Summer employment begins April 30th, 2017. If you are planning on having students working over the summer, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions for summer employment.

Summer student rates will be as follows:

Student Rate: $9.50
Student Supervisory Rate: $10.50
Research Rates: $11.00 – $14.00

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker for summer 2017

1. Students returning into a position they held previously will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2. Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3. When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before will need to fill out additional HR forms, including a background check, before they will be authorized to work.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at the link below.

Questions? Email HR at or 612-330-1058.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Video Contest – Win $300 Travel Voucher

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Members from across more than 3,000 U.S. universities and colleges are dedicated to extending a warm welcome to international students around the world. Do you want to show your support and build upon the coalition of welcoming campuses and organizations? If the answer is YES, we invite you to send a 2-3 minute video sharing Augsburg’s commitment to a diverse, supportive, and safe environment to all students. All submissions received by May 5 will also be entered into a drawing for a $300 travel certificate and one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

Questions and video submissions can be sent to: Tracy How, 612-330-1359,

P.S. For ideas, check out the #YouAreWelcomeHere to see what other universities and colleges have come up with.

Business Cards, Name Badges, Letterhead and Envelopes

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Due to the name change to Augsburg University in September, we will not accept orders for new custom printed Augsburg College items beginning May 1. Order any personalized Augsburg College items you need to last through August by April 27. Please contact the Copy Center for critical business needs that arise after May 1. The general Augsburg College letterhead, notecards, and variety of envelopes will continue to be available at the Copy Center through August. Information about ordering Augsburg University printed items will be available in the summer.

Audition for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir

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Auditions for the 2017-2018 Augsburg Choir will be held in the Music Building (Choir Room – M3) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24, 25 and 26.

HISTORY: The choir, now in its 84th year, is one of Augsburg’s oldest ongoing organizations. For the past 37 years, it has been the anchor ensemble of the college’s Advent Vespers which is attended by some 8,000 people each year.

THIS NEXT YEAR: Mark Sedio (’76) will continue as conductor for this forthcoming academic year. In addition to his role at Augsburg, Sedio is Cantor (Director of Music) at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis. He is a widely published composer, choral and organ clinician, stand-up comedian, teacher and a specialist in multi-cultural/world music. This forthcoming year, the choir will not only focus on choral repertoire from Europe (including Iceland, Slovakia, Germany, Estonia), the United States and Latin America – but will partner with the National Lutheran Choir and Palestinian ethnomusicologist Zafer Tawil for a program highlighting music of the Middle East and North Africa.

SCHEDULE: The Augsburg Choir meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (usually 5:40 p.m. to accommodate evening classes).

WHO? YOU! Membership in the choir (by audition) is open to ANY and ALL Augsburg undergraduate students – regardless of discipline/major. Over the years we’ve worked out schedules to include those involved in athletics (football, soccer, lacrosse) and theater.

HOW? Sign-up sheets for auditions will be available at the CHOIR DESK in Christensen Hall (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and will then be posted outside the choir room in the music building. No preparation necessary.

Audition Schedule:
Monday, April 24, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Sedio at

Full Circle: 365 Days/Plays @Penumbra

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Two Augsburg theater alums (Quinci Bachman ‘15 & Stephanie Lein Walseth ’00,) one soon-to-graduate theater major (Malick Ceesay,) & Augsburg Professor Emerita Martha Johnson are all part of the upcoming Full Circle Theater Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 DAYS/PLAYS: A 2017 Remix at Penumbra Theater, St. Paul, from May 26 – June 11.

Martha Johnson directed an earlier version of this production with a student cast at Augsburg in 2012. Full Circle’s version will feature 6 directors (including Stephanie Lein Walseth, Harry Waters Jr., Rick Shiomi, Lara Trujillo, James Williams, and Martha Johnson) and a cast of 10 professional actors. Well-known African dancer Patricia Brown will choreograph. Quinci Bachman will serve as co-sound designer and stage manager. Malick Ceesay will be props designer and assistant stage manager.

For tickets: or 1-800-838-3006 or visit our website We hope you’ll come!

Full Circle Theater Company Website

Food Service Hours

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Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., with the Late Night Menu starting at 7 p.m.

Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with Hot Food starting at 10:30 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.

All Food Service locations will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday April 28.

The Commons will be closed during the month of May.
Nabo will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.
Einsteins will be open from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F with a limited menu during the month of May.

AugSTEM Scholarship Deadline June 15

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Applications are now open for the 2017-18 AugSTEM Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF DUE-1565060), AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year. (Differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need.) Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


– Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)

– Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2017 (plan to graduate with STEM major from Augsburg by Fall 2019 or earlier).

– Major GPA of 3.0 or higher

– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

– Demonstrate financial need via FAFSA

Applications are due June 15, 2017.

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

AugSTEM Scholarship Information

Nursing Faculty Published

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The Nursing Department is proud to announce that Kathleen Clark, Joyce Miller, Cheryl Leuning and Katherine Baumgartner’s collaborative article titled “The Citizen Nurse: An Educational Innovation for Change” has been published in the “Journal of Nursing Education,” Vol. 56, No. 4, 2017, Slack Incorporated. Please congratulate them on this accomplishment.

Thanks to A’viands for Late Night Breakfast

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Thanks to A’viand’s food service for delicious food as students, staff and faculty served approximately 400 students at Late Night Breakfast on April 24. Thanks to the omelet crew, Carol Enke and Ted Nielson, and servers President Pribbenow, Abe Johnson, BK Kormah, Francesca Chiari, Aly Olson, Benjy Kent, Dianne Detloff, and Anthony Wilder. thanks to Sarah Griesse and Eric Pegues who welcomed students, and to Amanda Erdman, Gayle Smaller, and Carrie Noble for guiding students and managing the event.

Event Announcements

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference: Vocation for Life

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-third annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg College from Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19. Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. This year, our theme is “Vocation for Life.”

The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 17 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 19.

Register and learn more on the conference website:

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

If you have questions about registration, contact Lonna Field: or 612-330-1467

If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: or 612-330-1773

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!

Health Commons 5-Year Celebration

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You are invited to the Augsburg Community Garden on Wednesday, May 10th between 5:30 – 7:30 pm to celebrate 5 years of the Cedar-Riverside Health Commons! The Health Commons is part of the transcultural nursing program at Augsburg College, and has been directed and co-founded by professor Katie Clark since 2011. Please come join us in celebrating this important program at Augsburg College. All are welcome!

Reception for Retiring Faculty – TODAY

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Faculty and staff are invited to a reception in the East Commons this afternoon at 3:00, where we will honor this year’s retiring full-time faculty members. (Faculty noted with * are able to be at today’s reception.)

– Ralph Butkowski, Biology *
– Cass Dalglish, English*
– Peter Hendrickson, Music*
– Boyd Koehler, Library
– Sandra Olmsted, Chemistry*
– Magda Paleczny-Zapp, Business
– Noel Petit, Computer Science
– Deborah Redmond, Communication Studies
– Stuart Stoller, Business Administration*
– Tara Sweeney, Art

Please join us for informal conversation between 3:00-3:20pm. During this social time, a student saxophone quartet will perform and light refreshments will be served. The program, which will feature the reflections of retiring faculty, will begin at 3:20.

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