Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center Site work, Paving, Glass and Carpet

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McGough Construction has coordinated with the City of Minneapolis to close sidewalks and bike lanes this week to accommodate concrete curb and sidewalk work around the construction site. Read the Hagfors Center update for the week of August 21 (see link below) for additional detail and watch for signs indicating the closures in the area.

In addition to the sidewalk and bike lane closures, this week’s summary includes updates on the following:
>>Planned Xcel Energy power outage.
>>Roundabout paving (including photo)
>>North parking lot paving
>>West side of Oren Gateway
>>Interior glass installation (including photo)
>>Carpet installation (including photo)

Hagfors Center update for the week of August 21

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

Check here for program details and application information

General Announcements

School Supply Drive: Feel Good by Doing Good – Donate Now

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The summer is drawing to an end, which means the start of another academic year is upon us!

To kick off the academic year, Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website:

Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! From August 14th to August 28th, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:
#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
pencil box
pencil sharpener
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

University Name Change: All Invited to Augsburg University Day on September 5

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All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Augsburg University Day on September 5. Please plan to join Auggies for a day of traditional and new experiences designed to honor this historic moment in the history of Augsburg.

A full and detailed schedule of events is available on the University Name Change Updates blog.


Great Deal from Metro Transit for 2017 New Day Students

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Metro Transit is offering an amazing discount on the College Pass for all new Augsburg day program first-years and transfers.
1. Each new Augsburg 2017 first year and transfer student will receive a $5 Stored Value Cards.
2. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
3. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018

The website on Metro Transit is not yet up – watch for announcements. The deadline to purchase either pass is October 1, 2017.

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

Event Announcements

Join us Thursday for Steff Weiss’ Send Off

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Thursday from 3 – 5 p.m in the Student Art Gallery, we will gather to bid Stephanie Weiss a fond farewell as she departs Augsburg for her new position at the Association of Governmental Risk Pools.

There will be treats and a brief program around 4 p.m. where we will share some nice words about Steff and give her a small token of our gratitude for her great work at Augsburg over the years. Please join us!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Seeking Housing for Four Honduran Musicians During Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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Would you or someone you know be interested in hosting 4 Honduran musicians from Wed., 9/12 through Sat. 9/16 or Sun., 9/17? These musicians will be here to share their music and stories of their fight for social justice in Honduras. Beds or air mattresses will work. Close to Augsburg is a plus, but they will have transportation throughout the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Kate Reinhardt at or Sarah Degnar Riveros at