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

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:

Writing Lab Opens Today

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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 today, 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.

Get Your Professional Development On – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

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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

Jila Nikpay’s Documentary, “Dreaming With Lola”

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Jila Nikpay’s documentary, Dreaming With Lola will be broadcast state-wide on the dates below, in addition to being streamed online by TPT.

Sunday, May 14, at 10:30 p.m. on TPT2
Monday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. on TPT2

MNTV 2017 Selections

Sixteen recent short works by Minnesota filmmakers have been chosen for a new season of MNTV. MNTV is produced in collaboration with Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP MN), Twin Cities PBS and Walker Art Center Film and Video Department.


Online Copy Request System

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To accommodate our transition to a new on-line Copy Request order system on or about June 1, effective May 15, AROWorks will be gone and you may recognize an old friend, the Copy Request form from a few years ago. Find it the same place: Inside Augsburg>Administrative Tasks>Copy Request, or on the Central Services web page. Thanks for your patience as we transition.

Metro Transit College Summer Pass

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Augsburg College Bookstore will sell summer Metro Transit College Passes for $125 (reduced from $175). College Passes are valid for unlimited rides from June 1- Aug. 14 on all regional buses and trains. (For fares above $3.00, e.g., select Northstar fares, stored value is required to cover the additional fare.)

Summer college passes will be available for sale as soon as the Bookstore receive them – ideally May 18.

Students who have a College Pass from spring semester can use that pass through May 31.

Event Announcements

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read – 7 p.m., Friday, May 12

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The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read will be held on Friday, May 12, 7-9 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium. Please join us and hear 30 regional poets each read one of their works. Poets include MFA publishing mentor Jim Cihlar, MFA student Jackie Dutdut , and undergrad student Malena Larsen. Hosted annually by Augsburg’s Low-Residency MFA Program.

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read

TODAY: Physicians Neck and Back Pain Clinics Information Session

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Do you suffer from chronic neck and back pain?

Join colleagues to learn simple and practical exercises that can be done at home or at work to improve spinal fitness, presented by the Physicians Neck & Back Clinics.

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:

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

Transportation Fair May 17 – Learn What it Takes to Switch Your Trip

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Augsburg’s Minneapolis location is ideal for students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of transit options. Join Augsburg and Metro Transit’s Switch My Trip Campaign to learn about options such as Metro Transit, carpooling, and biking!

Wednesday, May 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Quad. (Rain site is Christensen Center)


Healthier You. Active transportation choices like bicycling, walking or riding the bus or train get you closer to the 30 minutes of physical activity recommended for heart health, plus it’s a great stress reducer.

Healthier Finances. It costs roughly $8,900 per year to own and operate an average car.* Save money on fuel and maintenance costs when you drive less often.

Healthier Environment. Changing how you get around – even just a few days a week – is an easy, inexpensive way to improve air quality and reduce your carbon footprint.

* American Automobile Association (AAA), Your Driving Costs, 2012

Sponsored by Metro Transit and the Transit Task Force.

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