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Facilities Management Auction

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Facilities Management periodically has items in inventory that are no longer needed by the college and the Recycle Bin is used to dispose of these items.
Items currently going up for bid are a white golf cart (non-running) and black metal fencing. Facilities also has numerous metal file cabinets in storage no longer needed by the college (if interested you can contact Sue at extension 1668 in Facilities to view them).
Bidding on these items began on Monday August 21 and will end on Wednesday, August 30. Please go to the “Augsburg Facilities” Moodle site for additional information on these items and the bidding process.

Teaching and Learning

August CTL Workshops

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You are invited to attend the three CTL teaching workshops designed to help prepare you for your fall courses. Please visit for full descriptions of the following events.

Wednesday, August 30, 10:00-12:00, OCG 100
Syllabus Construction / Deconstruction Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 9:30-10:45, SVE 204
Getting the Most out of the Moodle Assignment

Thursday, August 31, 11:00-12:15, SVE 204
Moodle Gradebook Basics

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

Metro Transit Site Now Live for New Day, New Day Transfer Deal

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Metro Transit is offering a wonderful 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, 2018The site and pass sale sites are live right now – first-year day and new day transfers can purchase a fall pass for $90 or a full-year pass for $150.

The site is now up and running:

Please note: We sent the list of new day and new transfer day who had registered as of Aug. 14. We will send an updated list next week…it is possible a new student is not yet in their system.

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

Students: Work in the Study Abroad/Away Office

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Study abroad/Away office is hiring this fall! If you enjoyed your off-campus experience, you might be a great candidate for this job to share what you learned with other Auggies. Great candidates are organized, good verbal and written communicators, and customer service focused.

This is a key office support position supporting students who want to study abroad or study away in the US. Responsibilities include:
-Peer Advising,
-Office management,
-Event Promotion via social media, postering, tabling etc
-Maintenance of online application system,
-study abroad/away promotion through peer-to-peer outreach, class visits, tabling, social media.

We offer flexible hours 10 hours per week during the school year, with the option to stay on in the summer with more hours, and even continue next year if you are not graduating yet. It’s a great opportunity to develop/grow your office skills, get creative with study abroad promotion, and spread the word about your experience to other students!

Contact Andrea Dvorak at with questions about the role, hours etc.

Check out the job description and apply here by Sept 1!

New Online Copy Request and Paper Supplies Order Site

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The new online copy request system is ready. Find it in the normal place on the Inside Augsburg Home page>Administrative tasks>Copy Request, or from the Central Services web page. You must be logged in with your Augsburg network login.

Use the site to order copy jobs from the copy center PLUS order general letterhead, general envelopes, and reams of colored or oversize paper you may use in your department.

New prices are in effect, you’ll note some of the color prices are lower, and we changed the pricing scheme – prices are the sum of the cost of the ink (black or color) and the cost of the paper you have chosen, plus any finishing. There continues to be volume based pricing on the ink charges.

We are eager for you to give it a try! Although the system is pretty intuitive, below is an instruction guide. Feel free to call the copy center x1054 for assistance (or if you discover a glitch – every new system has one!)

Instruction guide

School Supply Drive: Donate to Help Educate

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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

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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