Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Si Melby Gymnasium Floor Has New Look

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Things are getting real, real fast and the Augsburg University name change is well underway. Large-scale physical installations and changes continue to appear. Perhaps the most exciting change in recent days is the completion of the Si Melby Gymnasium floor.

As you know, all the work that has taken place, that is underway, and that is yet to be undertaken is being done according to a work plan meant to prioritize and guide this exciting and important work.

Visit the Updates portion of the University Name Change section of the Augsburg website to read about the gymnasium floor, and more.

University Name Change Updates

Teaching and Learning

Spend Your Break Abroad

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The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for full program details and application information

General Announcements

Food Service Hours

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Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with a limited Summer Menu.

Nabo is Closed.

The Commons is open from 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for lunch, and 4-6:30 p.m. for dinner.

Einsteins is Closed.
Nabo is Closed.

The Commons is open from 7-10:45 a.m. for breakfast, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5-6 p.m. for dinner.

Einsteins is Closed.
Nabo is Closed.

The Commons is open from 7:15-9 a.m. for breakfast, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch, and 5-6 p.m. for dinner.

Bring Us Your Tomato Staking Materials!

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There are some wonderful tomatoes growing in the community garden, but it’s time to get them some support before they fall over! Tomato cages are expensive and not always effective, so we’re holding a Great Tomato Stake-Off in the garden next Friday, June 30th at 5pm. We’re willing to be creative with staking materials, but we’re especially looking for donations of the following: wooden stakes (~ 6 ft tall with a pointed end), bamboo poles, tall metal stakes for fencing, or anything similar to those materials. Can you check your garages and alleys for these materials and anything else you think could creatively be used to keep tomatoes upright and happy? Donations can be dropped off at the Sabo Center anytime before June 30th. Contact Allyson if you want confirmation that your scrounged materials will actually be useful for staking tomatoes!

Event Announcements

Farewell Reception for Jie He

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All are invited to attend a farewell reception for Jie He on Monday, June 26, from 11-1:00 in Oyate Commons (Christensen Center – Suite 2). There will be a short program at 11:30. Jie is leaving her position as ISSS Asst Director to become the Employment for Senior Faculty Development Specialist at Capella University. Please join us as we wish Jie well in her new position, and thank her for her years of service at Augsburg!

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:
Registration deadline is June 30th

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!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Mid-Century Scandinavian Stack Stools for Sale

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Hey, you. Yes, you, you mid-century Scandinavian design-loving fool, I’m talking to you.

Check it out: I’m selling a set of four stack stools designed by the famous Alvar Aalto. You know, that Finnish dude who was an architect and designer who pioneered bentwood design ahead of the times and that Ikea tries poorly to mimic. The stools sport Aalto’s patented 6-kerf design. Patented, people. Patented.

These stools were imported by Scandicrafts of Dobbs Ferry, New York. Likely from the 1940s or so, they show wear appropriate to their age. All the veneer is in place. I’m asking $2,100 for the set. Learn more and see the darn stools at the link below. Hollah if you are interested.

Alvar Aalto’s Awesome Stack Stools

Cello for Sale

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My name is April Johnson and I am a rising senior here at Augsburg.
I am selling an Amati’s Fine Instruments, full size, artisan model cello.
It is held in a red, light weight, molded case that can be locked. The case has wheels, backpack straps, and zips close.
The cello also comes with 2 bows, lightly used rosin, and a rubber rock stop.

The cello has four years of use and is in excellent condition.
Please contact with any questions! 701-552-1045

Film/Media Survey – Drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card

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Are you a millennial who is enjoy movies of any genre? How about a romance or romantic comedy? Do you enjoy gift cards? Consider taking part in a short online survey about films and romance in media, and enter the drawing for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. This anonymous survey will help student researchers at Augsburg College gather information about millennial movie/television viewing habits. The survey is voluntary; you may end it at anytime and skip any questions that you do not wish to complete. To take part in this survey, follow the link:

$5 Cash for Research Participants (Intuitive Intelligence)

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We are seeking research participants in a study investigating
intuitive intelligence and its role in behavior.
Participants will play a series of short computer games and will then
be asked to fill out a few surveys related to their play. Eligible
participants will be given $5 for their participation in this brief
experiment that will take 30 minutes or less. If you are
interested, please contact James at