Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

September 5, 2017: Hagfors Center Landscaping and Site Work

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As classes begin this week, construction crews continue with exterior and interior work on the Hagfors Center. This week’s update includes the following topics:

>>Roundabout (including photo)
>>New sidewalk across the construction site (including photo)
>>North parking lot (including photos)
>>West side of Oren Gateway (including photo)
>>Interior work
>>Additional sidewalk and bike lane closure.

See full Hagfors Center update for the week of September 4, 2017.

Teaching and Learning

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General Announcements

Join Music Ensembles at Augsburg

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All large ensembles in the Augsburg Music department hold open auditions during the first week of classes, September 5 – 8, with rehearsals starting the week of Sept 11. Audition information and sign ups are posted on the bulletin board between the M2 (band room) and M3 (choir room). Sign up today! (Reminder that non-music majors admitted to large ensembles may register for credit and four semesters can count towards one LAF requirement)

Join Campus Kitchen for a Meal Shift

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We need some extra help on our Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Campus Kitchen shifts this fall. Come once or come every week!
Thursdays, 11:20 a.m.-1:30 p.m., senior lunch deliveries
Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ebeneezer Tower senior community dinner
Saturdays, 12-3 p.m., Mill City Farmer’s Market gleaning

Sign up to join us when you can!

**Employees – use your community service hours to join us during the work day!

Commons Cafe Extended Hours

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Because you asked for it, the Commons will be open earlier for breakfast, hot lunch served longer, and dinner served later.
The Commons is open from 7:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45 – 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Light Lunch: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Note that the 8 p.m. closing time is a one-month pilot program for the month of September. If dining from 7 – 8 p.m. proves to be a popular option, we will be able to stay open until 8 p.m. on a permanent basis.

Commons Cafe Menus

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Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf
Fresh Corn
Grilled Zucchini
Mashed Potatoes

Meatball Sandwich
Tater Tots
Herbed Broccoli
Lemon/Garlic Green Beans

Veggie Burger
Garlic Fries

Gluten Free
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Jasmine Rice

World Flavors


Sweet & Sour Pork Loin
Fried Rice w Veggies
Teriyaki Broccoli
Sesame Green Beans

Hot Dog
Texas Chili
French Fries

Mango Curried Tofu
Coconut Milk Braised Kale

Gluten Free
Bolognese Pasta Bake
Herbed Cauliflower

The Health Commons – Changemaker Podcast and More

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In case you missed the original announcement highlighting the podcast that features our Health Commons – check it out at:

Changemaker created this podcast on radical ideas that create community and facilitate belonging.

To learn even more about the Augsburg Nursing Department’s Health Commons, check out:

Event Announcements

Augsburg Associates Fall Luncheon

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The Augsburg Associates invite you to their Fall Luncheon at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul. The program “Do Not Let My Words Fall to the Ground: Reflections of a Hymn Writer” will be presented by Susan Palo Cherwien, freelance writer and musician. An update from the University will be brought by Heather Riddle, VP Institutional Advancement. RSVP by September 11 online at The Town & Country Club is located at 300 Mississippi River Blvd. N. and the cost of the event is $30. See you there!

Drop-in Intramural Vinyasa Yoga

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Vinyasa Yoga Drop-in: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Vinyasa Express: Wednesdays, 12 p.m.

STARTING THIS WEEK 9/7 thru 12/14:
Exercise and meditation practices are proven to be beneficial to students and athletes by promoting healthy sleep patterns, more restful sleep, and greater memory retention.
All levels welcome – Open to current students, alumni, faculty, and friends!
Join me for an hour of Vinyasa yoga and guided breathing meditations every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays express at noon this semester in Si Melby 130 – mats provided or bring your own!

Questions? Email

Morning Chapel: What’s Faith Got to Do with It?

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Come join us in chapel to start the new year. Pastor Sonja Hagander, University Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries and Associate Director of the Christensen Center on Vocation, will speak What’s Faith Got to Do with Radical Hospitality? Pastor Sonja Hagander, . Music: Jazz Trio and Vocals. Wednesday, September 6 at 10:40am in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

• Thursday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m.: What’s Faith Got to Do with Recovery? Patrice Salmeri, Executive Director of Advancement, and Derek Glynn, student. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Music: Katie Lane, soprano

• Friday, September 8 at 10:40 a.m.: Prisoners of Hope, Dr. Paul Pribbenow, President of Augsburg University. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Music: Men’s Vocal Ensemble

More info

Campus Ministry Block Party and Candlelight Yoga Communion

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Campus Ministry Block Party, today at 7:30 pm. Come hear live music with Joe Davis and the Poetic Diaspora. Make your own Italian Ice and enjoy with popcorn! We’ll have free t-shirts, games and spike ball! Outside Foss Hall (or in the atrium if raining). Candlelight Yoga Communion will immediately follow the block party.

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Register Now for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is coming up on the 15th and 16th of September! Augsburg students, faculty, and staff can attend the Forum for free! You must register in advance at University Tickets:

Register now to join us in discussion of the theme, “Dialogue in Divided Societies.” This year the 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. Many world leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and others, including Gabby Giffords, Barbara Bush, Ann Bancroft will be gathering to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue. Come be a part of these incredible conversations! Find out more on our website:

Orchestra Meet and Greet on Thursday

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Our first session for orchestra is this Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. No instruments – just a chance to meet, gather information, and prepare for the semester. Plan on being there and invite your friends to join! We welcome all string players looking for a musical home on-campus to come and play with the Augsburg Orchestra. No audition required. Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Augsburg community are welcome to join. Regular rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:40 p.m. in the choral room M-3 in the Music Building. See you there!

VP for Enrollment Management Campus Visits Start Friday

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Credentials for the first Vice President of Enrollment Management candidate will be posted tomorrow. The link to that information will be in Thursday morning’s A-mail.

The open forum for the first candidate will be Friday, Sept. 8, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Oren 100.

The other candidates’ open forum sessions, also from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., are scheduled as listed below:

Monday, Sept. 11 – Open forum in Oren 100
Tuesday, Sept 12 – Open forum in the Marshall Room
Monday, Sept. 18 – Open forum Oren 100

All four of these sessions are on the Inside Augsburg calendar so that you can click to add them to your schedule. A feedback form will be available for each session so that participants may provide input to the search committee.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Free Nursing/Nurse Practitioner Books

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Free nursing books (wasn’t able to be sell back). Books are:

“Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing” by Snyder & Lindquist (6th Edition)
“Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review” by Leik (2nd Edition)
“A Primer in Theory Construction” by Reynolds
“Family Health: A framework for nursing” by Denham
“Middle Range Theory for Nursing” by Smith & Liehr (2nd Edition)
“Perspective on Nursing Theory” by Reed & Shearer

Please email for details on books or to pick up, if interested!

Donate Your Grocery Bags

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Campus Kitchen can repurpose your clean, in-tact grocery bags for our produce deliveries on Saturdays! Paper bags work best, but we’ll take plastic ones as well. Drop off your bags at the Campus Kitchen closet near the elevator on the top floor of Christensen.

Every Saturday, we glean produce at the Mill City Farmer’s Market and then pack ~40 grocery bags for elders in The Cedars apartment building a few blocks away. Imagine your leftover grocery bags given new life as they are stuffed with greens, squash, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and all kinds of good smelling herbs!