Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg Street Closures and Parking Lot Assignment

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In order to accommodate the next phase of the HCSBR construction project, Augsburg College will be closing South 7th Street and the majority of 21st Avenue South. These closures will begin on Monday, May 1st and will remain in place until Friday, September 1st. We will also be designating Lot A (which currently houses car pool parking spaces) as construction related parking only. Special permits will be assigned and violators will be removed. As a reminder, parking during summer months is allowed with any 2016/2017 parking permit in surface lots B, D, C, K and L. Summer permits are currently being sold for those who did not possess a 2016/2017 permit.

Teaching and Learning

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop – RSVP by May 1

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend this year’s Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop, entitled “Supporting Our Students in Turbulent Times: Civic Engagement and Nonviolent Philosophy in Higher Education.” Please RSVP by May 1 to confirm your participation.

This half-day workshop will engage participants in exploring the history, philosophy and skills needed to promote a deep commitment to civic engagement, democratic principles and pedagogy in the classroom and broader community.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop
Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Opening General Session and Breakfast: 9 to 10:15 a.m., Chapel

– Harry Boyte & Joaquin Munoz: A Dialogue on Nonviolence in Higher Education

Civic Engagement Skills Development, Breakout Sessions 10:30 to 12 p.m., OGC Classrooms

– One to One Relational Meetings, Facilitator: Dennis Donovan
– Nonviolent Communication, Facilitators: Sarah Myers & Joaquin Munoz
– Public Narrative, Facilitator: Rachel Lloyd

Lunch and Closing Conversations, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Chapel

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, the Center for Teaching and Learning & the Sabo Center.

Please click here to RSVP.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in the Curriculum Workshop – RSVP by May 3

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Faculty and staff are invited to attend this special event held during the CTL “Four Days in May” of professional development and community-building activities.

Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome
Tuesday, May 10
12:30-3:00 p.m.
OGC 113

The goal of this workshop led by Christina Erickson, Social Work, is to widen the circle of those involved in teaching activities related to Environmental Sustainability and Wellness. Based on the nationally recognized Ponderosa/Piedmont model, participants will engage in stimulating discussion and begin developing learning activities that meet our college wide student-learning outcome. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn more about incorporating sustainability and wellness across our academic disciplines.

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP!

CTL Workshops – “Four Days in May”

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend these upcoming May workshops from the Center for Teaching and Learning. These engaging sessions, with designated time to share a cup of coffee, will provide opportunities for both professional development and community-building in early May:

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop
More information coming soon

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30 p.m. – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Read more about these events and add them to your calendar via the CTL website.

General Announcements

Win $300 Travel Voucher: #YouAreWelcomeHere

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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.

Staff Senate Election–Submit Votes by May 2

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Tuesday, May 2 the Staff Senate election closes. All Augsburg staff members received an email with a survey asking for their vote to elect the new Staff Senate representatives. Votes are anonymous and each staff member can vote once. If you are having any trouble with the survey or haven’t received it please contact staff senate at

If you’ve already voted, thank you for your participation!

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

Urgent: Commencement Help Needed

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Did you know this Saturday we will have the largest graduating class in our history? Because of this great news, we are in need of even more help staffing the ceremonies on Saturday. Help is especially needed for Undergraduate Commencement. Please help if you can and take part in this joyful celebration and send off!

-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
HIGH PRIORITY NEED at least 3 more people to Usher/Ticket Taker
-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m.
NEED at least 3 more people, to Usher/Ticket Taker

*Ushers have the opportunity to see most of the ceremony.

To sign up for a shift, contact Katie Radford at

Event Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

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In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, whereever you might be in your retirement planning.

Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

For questions, please contact Nicole at

TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session on May 16

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at

Physicians Neck and Back Pain Clinics Info Session on May 9

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Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics. Join us to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness.

This will be an interactive and educational seminar to help manage this common disease.

When: May 9 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole 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 Company Website

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