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Updates on Street Closures and 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 6th. 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 1st. 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

Parking Permit Sale Dates for 2017

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Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Fall 2017:

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

For questions, please email

Hagfors Center: Working on All Levels

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As students start to move back to campus and activity starts to gear up for the fall semester, it’s an important time to remind everyone about safety around the construction site. Only authorized personnel are allowed on the construction site until the building is open to the campus. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping the site safe!

This week’s Hagfors Center update includes information about the following:

>>First floor – carpet, ceiling clouds, and more (including photo of the corridor ceilings)
>>Second floor – ceilings and flooring
>>Lab work (including photo)
>>Mechanical equipment
>>Site irrigation systems
>>Roundabout (including a photo)

See the full update for the week of August 14, 2017

Teaching and Learning

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

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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, good for any student:

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

Visit our website for full details of each program

General Announcements

Revised Staff Holiday Schedule

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There has been a change to the 2017 staff holiday schedule. December 22, which was originally scheduled as a staff holiday, is the last day of the fall term. Due to this scheduling conflict, December 22, 2017 has been removed from the schedule and replaced with December 26, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at or x1602.

University Name Change: Social Media Images Available for Download

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We’re getting so close to September 1 when we officially will be known as “Augsburg University!” With that in mind, now is the time to block time on your calendar to update your department’s Inside Augsburg pages, Engage Blogs, and department social media accounts.

To help with the transition of your department’s social media accounts, MarComm staff has developed some branded profile and cover photos designed for use on Facebook and Twitter, but also appropriate for other social media platforms, too.

We’re asking that official academic and staff departments, and chartered student organizations, select from among these profile and cover photos to launch your official social media accounts as Augsburg University. We hope to kick off the new academic year with a unified show of force around our branded images. Doing so will reinforce to our public audiences — prospective students and their families, alumni, corporate and foundation partners, and lawmakers — that we are a cohesive, unified community.

MarComm staff already converted top-tier, official social media accounts held by Augsburg. This work was done in advance of other departments to understand any kinks in the changes and so that if your department needs assistance, we are more readily available to help you.

Full details on on the Augsburg University Name Change blog.

Updating Department Inside Augsburg Pages, Social Media, and Engage Blogs

Student Employment Information for 2017-2018 AY

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If you are planning on having student employees during the academic year, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions.

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker:

1) Students returning into a position they held previously (‘returning students’) will only need a Student Employment Hire Form submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange.

2) Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted through Human Resources to the internal student jobs board. Student Requisitions can be submitted though Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Once it’s submitted, we will post the position online. Hiring managers will be able to view applications in real time through the system.

3) When you’ve selected a student to hire, complete the Student Employment Hire Form through Hirezon/Interview Exchange. Students who have never worked on campus before (‘new student employees’) will need to fill out additional new hire paperwork, including a background check, before they are authorized to work.

4) Do not start a student unless they have completed HR paperwork and the background check. New student employees will be sent a background check request and paperwork once the Student Employment Hire Form is submitted. If you have any questions about whether a student is authorized to work, please contact Human Resources.

Instructions for navigating Hirezon/Interview Exchange can be found at this link:

As in previous years, international students and students who are eligible for federal or state work study will be given hiring priority through October. This is a part of the student’s financial aid package, therefore, we want to ensure each student awarded work study funds is able to work an on-campus position. Beginning November 1, students not awarded work study may be eligible for on-campus employment.

Questions? Email HR at or 612-330-1058.

Apply for the MSP TechHire Scholars 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)

Event Announcements

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.
Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website:

Community Gathering in Solidarity with Charlottesville

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Join us today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
for a Community Gathering in Solidarity with Charlottesville*
*Due to weather forecasts, our Annual Block Party has become an indoor
Community Gathering in Solidarity with Charlottesville!

Food, entertainment, and family activities
will continue indoors throughout the Redeemer campus

There will be spaces for sharing, reflection and conversation
about racial reconciliation and building vibrant communities

5:00 p.m.—Children’s Activities
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.—Food, Entertainment, and Conversation
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1800 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
For information 612-374-4139 or

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