Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Preparations for the Terrazzo Lobby Floor in the Hagfors Center

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Work begins this week to prepare the Hagfors Center lobby floor for the terrazzo art installation. The artist, Stan Sears, will begin work on site to lay out the floor. This week’s update includes a rendering of the floor design. To learn more about this and other art installations in the building, see

Other topics in this week’s Hagfors Center update include:
>>Plans for removal of curb cuts and approaches on South 6th Street
>>Landscaping (including a photo of the emerging storm water basin)
>>Terrace work (including a drawing)
>>Progress on the rotunda (including photos)
>>Completion of the elm wood on the lobby ceiling (including photos)

See the full update for the week of July 10

Teaching and Learning

Fulbright: Live Abroad After Graduating

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Fulbright program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities abroad. Each year, approximately 1,900 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

If this program is something you are interested in, here is the first step towards applying:
• Call the URGO office at 612-330-1446, or email us at to schedule an appointment to meet with our staff

Competitive applicants will be:
• U.S. Citizen
• Senior, Graduate Student or Alumni
• Any major can apply
• GPA 3.4+

See our blog for Augsburg’s most recent Fulbright Scholars.

See our blog for Augsburg’s most recent Fulbright Scholars.

Writing Lab Open for SS II

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The Augsburg Writing Lab is now open and writing tutors are available through Summer Session II (through Wed, August 16). The Lab is located in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Summer hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30. Online help is also available for students who can not be on campus during the lab hours. Questions? Contact K.Swanson, English Department.

Seeing Things Whole Workshop – August

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Please mark your calendars for the Seeing Things Whole Facilitator Training Workshop on August 22 and 23. The link to register is here: (click on Seeing Things Whole on the right side).

Day One:
Tuesday, August 22 (from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) features an introduction to STW’s core theory and hands-on experience with several resources in STW’s Whole People, Whole Leaders series.

During the evening of Day One, participants will be invited to serve as temporary trustees in a Seeing Things Whole Organization RoundTable where they will use STW’s approach to resource a leader around a real-time challenge facing their organization.

Day Two:
Wednesday, August 23 (from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.) will offer participants an entry-level training to the facilitation of STW RoundTables with attention to preparation, facilitation and follow-up phases of a roundtable session.

If you have questions about this event or have trouble registering, please contact Jolee Lilja at
Thank you!

General Announcements

Welcome to New Program Coordinator in Namibia, Alex Sikume!

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Alex Sikume is our new Instructor for Political Science and Social Change in our semester program in Southern Africa: NATION BUILDING, GLOBALIZATION, AND DECOLONIZING THE MIND. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management majoring in Policy Analysis from School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China. He further holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and Industrial Psychology from the University of Namibia.

Alex worked for the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development for ten years as a Development Planner dealing with issues of local government operations, administration and management. In 2011 he worked for the United Nations Development Programme as a Programme Officer. He further worked as Technical Advisor under the Building Local Capacity Project for Southern Africa within the Management Sciences for Health.

Alex has three years of experience working with the Namibia University of Science and Technology teaching courses ‘Governance and Politics in Africa’ and ‘Disaster Risk Management’. He also worked with the Namibia Business School of the University of Namibia as a tutor for a work based project course.

Program Information:

Battery Recycling is Back

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The battery recycling box is back on the ReUse table in lower level Christensen! While many locations no longer consider alkaline batteries to be household waste, since Minnesota has higher standards for hazardous waste, and Minneapolis and Hennepin County are still recycling them, Augsburg will commit to recycling them as well. You can drop off the following batteries at the ReUse table: alkaline or pile alkaline, button batteries, carbon zinc (CZn), lithium (Li), lithium-ion (Li-ion), mercuric oxide, nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (NiMH), nickel zinc (NiZn), and zinc air.

On-campus Farmer’s Market Cancelled

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Because of low vendor interested and staff capacity this year, the West Bank Farmer’s Market has been cancelled. Even though we’ll miss the weekly lunch break with farmers and local vendors, we look forward to this opportunity to have some community conversations about food and food access over the coming months to see if we can re-group for next year. If you’re interested in being part of these conversations or sharing your thoughts about the on-campus farmer’s market, talk with Allyson (! You can find days and times for other markets on the Homegrown Minneapolis site. You can also get fresh produce delivered to you on campus every Friday by signing up for a CSA share with Tangeltown Gardens! Contact Nell Gerhke ( for more info.

And if you were hoping to stock up on jam and granola from our local canned goods vendor, B’s Home Cannery, don’t worry – you an still get some! Allyson will have a box of blueberry, strawberry, strawberry-rhubarb, and rhubarb jams in 4-oz jars ($3.50), 8-oz jars ($4.50), and 16-oz jars ($5.50), and some quart jars of granola ($8) in her office starting next week. You can stop by and grab some anytime until they’re gone.

Thanks for your support of the market over the years! We look forward to whatever adventure comes out of this next year!

Minneapolis Farmer’s Markets

Donate Paper or Plastic Bags to Campus Kitchen

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Instead of recycling those paper or plastic bags taking up space in your house, bring them to Campus Kitchen! Every Saturday from now until November, we’ll be gleaning produce from the Mill City Farmer’s Market, packing it up into sample bags, and distributing it to elders in Cedar-Riverside. If you have *clean* paper or plastic grocery bags, please drop them off at the Campus Kitchen closet next to the elevator on the top floor of Christensen (near kitchen back entrance). We use 30-40 bags per week, so keep them coming!

(If you really want to recycle those plastic bags, though, you can take them back to a grocery store or Target)

Welcome to Stewart Van Cleve

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Please join me in welcoming Stewart Van Cleve to Augsburg. Stewart brings a broad range of library and archival experiences as well as a strong record of scholarship to his role as Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian. He has held positions at Winona State University and Metropolitan State University libraries, the Metropolitan Council, and the Minnesota Historical Society. In addition, Stewart was an adjunct instructor in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota, and also served as Interim Curator in the U’s Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.

Author of “Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota” (University of Minnesota Press), Stewart is also a sought-after speaker and expert on the history of the LGBT community in our state. Stewart possesses a bachelor degree from the University of Minnesota and a master degree from Portland State University, both in Urban Studies, and earned his Master of Library Science degree from St. Kate’s.

You may reach Stewart at or x1014, or just stop by the library to welcome him in person!

Event Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

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In just a week 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, where ever 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, July 18 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, July 19 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, July 20 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Keeping Track of Auggies

Two New Fulbright Winners

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Two more Augsburg students have been named Fulbright Award winners. These awards now bring Augsburg’s total number of Fulbright winners for the 2017-2018 application cycle to four. The four Fulbright Scholars will be living abroad in the 2017-2018 school year.

We are proud to announce Dustin Parks (2017, Economics and Finance) as one of our newest Fulbright Scholars. Dustin will conduct research on entrepreneurial education in Peru.

We are also proud to announce Hannah Schmit (2017, Sociology, Religion, and Biology) as one of our newest Fulbright Scholars. Hannah will be an English teaching assistant in the Czech Republic.

For more details on our Fulbright Scholars, click here to view our blog.

click here to view our blog.


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

Volunteers Needed For Script-Reading

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Be a part of script-reading for an Augsburg Student URGO Project.
We would like anyone to come and provide feedback on our script as well as read parts aloud. Some may have to read multiple characters, although those parts may only have a few lines in total.

Acting experience not required.
Meeting on 7/12/17 at 3:30pm at Foss 175, Augsburg College.

Snacks and beverages will be provided, and a small remuneration for those willing to read aloud.

Email us at or if you are planning to join us.