Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Building Access and Unaccompanied Minors

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Augsburg College is in the process of implementing new guidelines for access to public spaces on campus. These efforts will prohibit persons under the age of 18 from being in campus buildings. Exceptions will be those who are accompanied by a parent or guardian and those participating in a College sponsored or recognized program. These measures are being taken to reduce incidents of crime affecting members of our campus community as well as create safeguards for the minors themselves. Temporary signage will be placed in regularly visited public spaces. Exterior building notification will be incorporated in to planned signage updates.

If unaccompanied minors are believed to be in campus buildings, please contact DPS at 612-330-1717. If you have any questions related to this implementation, please contact DPS Director Scott Brownell at

Teaching and Learning

Writing Lab Opens on May 9 for the Summer

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The Augsburg Writing Lab will be open with reduced hours this May and summer. The Lab, located on the street level of Lindell Library, opens on Tuesday, May 9. Hours through the end of SS II are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 – 6:30 p.m. There is also an online option for students who can not be on campus. Please contact Kathryn Swanson, English Department, if you have any questions.

Faculty RSVP for May 15th Institutional Assessment Workshop

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All faculty are invited to attend the May institutional assessment workshop led by Assessment Committee (AASC) members Ben Denkinger and Jenny Hanson. Come learn about the work underway in the assessment of student learning at Augsburg, including the most recent data for Civic Engagement and Intercultural Competence. Attendees will weigh on the revisions of a rubric for better measuring Intercultural Competence at Augsburg.

Monday, May 15
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
OGC 100

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP!

Faculty and Staff Workshops, May 8-11

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All faculty and staff are invited to attend these upcoming May workshops from CTL. 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

See the CTL website for more information.

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.

Fake Google Sharing Email

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On Wednesday afternoon Augsburg, and much of the internet, saw a tricky phishing email attack that is fooling people into giving others access to their Google account.

We have a writeup of what happened and what you can do, if you clicked on the link, on the IT blog post linked to this article.

If you clicked on the link you should
1. Change your password on Inside Augsburg
2. Review your connected apps & sites at

You can always ask your LFC or contact the Tech Desk with questions.

Details on the phishing email

Event Announcements

Physicians Neck and Back Pain Clinics Information 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

Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA – Sign Up Today

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There are still open spots! Sign up TODAY for an individual counseling session with TIAA. 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, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

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:

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

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