Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Permit Sale Dates 2017

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Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Faculty/Staff Transit and Bicycle Combo packs on sale July 31, at 8:30 a.m.
Faculty/Staff underground lot permits on sale August 31, 8:30 a.m.
AFA/ Grad parking permits on sale August 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 29, at 8:30 a.m.
Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale August 30, at 8:30 a.m.
First Year Commuter permits on sale September 1, at 8:30 a.m.

For questions, please email

Underground Garage Lot Closures

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Underground Garage CLOSURES:

Luther Underground garage will be closed completely on Tuesday, August 8, for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00 a.m.) on Tuesday, August 8, until 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8.

OGC Underground garage will be closed completely on Thursday, August 10, for routine maintenance.
You will need to remove your vehicle from this space and keep it out of the garage from midnight (12:00 a.m.) on Thursday, August 10, until 11:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10.

We thank you for your cooperation. Please email with questions.

Updates on Street Closures and Parking Lot Changes

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Updates on street closures and parking lot changes:

21st Ave is scheduled to re-open for thru traffic on the morning of September 6. Until it is opened that morning, the barricades will remain at the intersection of 21st Ave and 8th street. The area past the barricades is still a work zone until it re-opens. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed in any area beyond the barricades.
Surface Lot A will be a Carpool ONLY lot beginning September 1. To park in this lot, you must have a valid carpool permit. To obtain a carpool permit, you must meet all of the appropriate criteria. All of the details on this are listed on the Public Safety website.

For questions please email

Teaching and Learning

Hurry to the Writing Lab: 3 Days Remain before Fall Term

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Summer help is available for any writing task Augsburg students are assigned. The Augsburg Writing Lab is 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.

General Announcements

Apply for the MSP TechHire Program

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MSP TechHire Scholars is a program funded by the City of Minneapolis which provides opportunities for underrepresented upperclassmen at Augsburg to pursue IT internships at Fairview Health Services and learn more about IT careers available in the healthcare industry.

This month, six Augsburg students will be selected to become MSP TechHire Scholars and receive a $2,310 scholarship as well as a paid fall semester internship ($20/hour) within IT at Fairview. Internships will run September-December and Scholars may choose to complete the internship for 0, 2, or 4 credits (Scholars may work a maximum of 170 hours at their internship placements.) In addition to completing their internship, Scholars will be expected to complete several unpaid professional development workshops on campus during the course of the semester.

As stipulated by the grant requirements, only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to be considered for this opportunity:
– Identify as a student of color, first generation in college (neither parent has a 4 year college degree) and/or Pell grant/MN Dream Act State Grant eligible
– Major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Business Management
– Rising Senior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2017 or May 2018)
– Interest in pursuing an IT career within healthcare

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for this opportunity.

To apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars Program, please send your resume to by Monday, August 21st. Any questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Janet Morales ( or 612-330-1792)

Augsburg to Host American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for 2017-18

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I’m pleased to share the news that Augsburg has been selected as a campus site for the 2017-18 American Council on Education Fellows program and will host Dr. Sandra King, presidential fellow and director of community college relationships at Minnesota State University Mankato, over the course of the coming academic year.
The ACE Fellows initiative is a premier higher education leadership development program that helps ensure a diverse cadre of future leaders is ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions. During her year-long fellowship, Dr. King will spend approximately one week per month at Augsburg learning about the presidency, decision-making at the leadership team level, and Augsburg’s distinctive commitment to student success.
Dr. King has more than 20 years of leadership experience in organizations inside and outside of higher education. In her current position, she focuses on collaborating with community college partners to eliminate barriers and create smooth transitions for students transferring from community colleges to Minnesota State Mankato. She also is an Army veteran and serves as veteran liaison, responsible for leading efforts in facilitating the success of military-connected students. Sandra holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Minnesota State Mankato and a doctorate in leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Dr. King will launch her fellowship with a day of introductory meetings on Monday, August 21. As you begin to see her engaged on our campus, please join me in extending a warm welcome and our congratulations to her on this prestigious national fellowship.

Name Badges Ready to Order: Pre-order Deadline August 11

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New Augsburg University name badges are now ready to pre-order! You must place your order by 4 p.m., Friday, August 11, in order to receive it the last week in August. Badges ordered by August 11 will cost $5. If you miss this pre-order deadline, you can order anytime and your badge will cost $8 and be delivered the week following your order (in September or thereafter).

The order site is where it always has been: Inside Augsburg, Central Services. Please complete your order all the way through checkout – don’t leave items in the cart; we all share the same cart!

Badges come in magnet and pin back styles. There are one-line, two-line, and three-line options, plus a special three-line option for those students and alumni who put their grad year on the badge (for example ’14). Don’t worry that on the proof your grad year seems too far to the right, it will print next to your name.

Please encourage your co-workers to order their badges by the pre-order deadline and order badges for your student workers. Please direct questions to the Copy Center at 612-330-1054.

Click here to preorder.

University Name Change: Name Tags, Business Cards, Letterhead

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Faculty and staff who wish to order new name tags, business cards, and letterhead can do so using their department budgets.

–Name Badges: Order and pre-order by August 11 for delivery the last week of August.
–Business Cards and Letterhead: Details are being worked out.
–Envelopes: Order by August 11 for delivery on August 24

To order, visit the Central Services website at

Additional information at

Central Services Ordering System

Event Announcements

Save the Date for Redeemer’s 15th Annual Block Party

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Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Harrison Neighborhood Association invite everyone from throughout the Metro to the 15th Annual Block Party on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The celebration will be at Redeemer, 1800 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis. Join us for free, delicious foods, including produce from the community garden and fresh, homemade pizza from the Harrison neighborhood outdoor bread oven. Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and activities for every age, all individuals, and entire families.

The “Annual Block Party brings neighbors together in an event that inspires and grows wonderful relationships and ongoing engagement among North Minneapolis neighbors and friends from surrounding communities,” says Kelly Chatman, Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, which has been a vital part of the Harrison neighborhood for over 100 years and its non-profit partner, Redeemer Center for Life, has been active there nearly 20 years. “With our neighbors and partners, Redeemer offers attainable housing, health programs, and entrepreneurial opportunities that break the cycle of poverty and open a door to new possibilities, adds Chatman. “Together, we advance the vision of a beloved community, where everybody matters, each child is valued, and the world is a place of safety and belonging.”

Everyone is welcome to the 15th Annual Block Party on Wednesday evening, August 16! Bring an appetite and be ready for fun. Come; share in the vibrant relationships and life of the Harrison neighborhood and North Minneapolis.

For further information, contact Redeemer at 612-374-4139 or go to Redeemer’s Facebook page at

Library Open House Friday

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Ever wondered how the library creates digital collections? Have you heard about our institutional repository and wondered “what the heck is that” or “why should I care”? Then mark your calendar and stop by Lindell Library this Friday, August 11, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Step inside our digitization lab and see how we preserve Auggie history through the ages. Learn all about Idun (ee-doon), Augsburg’s own institutional repository, and how you can use Idun to publish and disseminate everything from faculty books and articles to grad student theses to events such as convocations, theatrical productions, or musical performances. This is also your chance to meet the newest member of the library team, Stewart Van Cleve, Digital Archivist and Research Services Librarian.

Remember: that’s Friday, August 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Food and beverages will be served.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Sad News About a Student

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We learned that Mark Daniel Lukitsch, sophomore, age 19, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2017. Mark is survived by parents, Dan and Lisa; beloved sister, Megan; service dog, Avery; grandparents, Chuck and Linda Kersten, Pat and Sue McFarlin, Carl and Sandy Lukitsch; aunts and uncles, Kelly (Bill) Benning, Todd (LeAnn) Kersten, Courtney Lukitsch; cousins, Kersten and Sydney Benning; best friends, Brichelle, Zach, Jack, and countless others. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Rose of Sharon (6875 Jamaica Ave. Cottage Grove).  The visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th St. S. Cottage Grove) and one hour prior to service at the church.


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