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Athletic Facilities Break Hours

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Augsburg’s athletic facilities will have modified hours during the holiday break, with open times in the two fitness centers in Si Melby Hall/Kennedy Center available to Augsburg students, faculty, staff and alumni (all users must have Augsburg ID and fobs). There are no scheduled open gym, dome, hockey or figure skating times during break. Hours for the fitness centers are listed below.

Friday, Dec. 22 — 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 24 — CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 25 — CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 26 — CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec. 27 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29 — 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31 — CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 1 — CLOSED

Normal athletic facilities hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2:
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Augsburg University Sesquicentennial Grant Call for Proposals

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The Sesquicentennial Academic Sub-Committee is looking for project ideas and project leaders that will make the celebration of our Sesquicentennial year a special year for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg. Funds are available for evocative projects of all kinds that reflect Augsburg’s mission, academic excellence and community. The 150th anniversary will be celebrated between Homecoming 2019 and Homecoming 2020. Our aim is to have all Sesquicentennial projects identified by Spring 2018.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit all completed applications through the Google form ( The links to the form will be on the Academic Affairs website ( and Sesquicentennial website ( Applications are due April 15, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Darcey Engen for more information.

General Announcements

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for December

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Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at

Central Services Holiday Hours

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Central Services will be closed for the Augsburg University designated holidays December 25, 26, 29 and January 1. Hours of operation for December 27 & 28 are as follows:

Copy Center – closed

Shipping & Receiving and outgoing mail – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Mailroom – 10AM – 1 PM

Mail and packages will be delivered on the normal routes on December 27 & 28. If your office or suite will be closed these days, please contact the copy center at or x1054 to let them know so the staff doesn’t attempt to deliver mail or packages.

McNally Smith College of Music Closing, Students Need Boxes, Food Etc.

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Our cafe has been shut down and we have students living in the dorms who rely on meal plans to eat. If you are looking for a way to help please consider bringing in some food to sustain them so they don’t have to worry about how they are eating today. There are students who are stranded here with no way of supporting or feeding themselves.

We have approximately 117 students living in the dorms at the Lowry building. They are also in need of boxes because they are being asked to move out.

They could really use some community support.

If you or someone you know has boxes, bins, or food to donate to students, please drop them off at the Residence Hall at 345 Wabasha St. N. Saint Paul, MN 55102 (Sign on the building says Gray Duck)

Call our RA duty phone at 651-324-1609 when you arrive and we’ll meet you in the lobby with a cart to grab any boxes you may have!

You can apparently also have food delivered to the commons in the secure area of McNally. Looks like people have been donating pizzas and whatnot.

Late Night Breakfast thank yous

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Thanks to A’viand’s food service for making the great food – and to the faculty, staff and students who helped serve nearly 400 students. Late Night Breakfast was Mon., Dec. 18, and servers included President Pribbenow, Dianne Detloff, Marc Isaacson, Fardosa Hassan, Matt Maruggi, Francesca Chiari, and Craig Schleisman. The cheese omelet team was Carol Enke and Bridget Robinson-Riegler, and Sarah Griesse and Eric Pegues greeted, along with Residence Life staff Anthony Wilder, Gayle Smaller and Seth Reuter.

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at or complete the following application:

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

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Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Important Payroll Information

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In preparation for year-end 2017, we ask each employee to review the items below and contact us with any changes or updates to your personal information that we have on file.

Please review your 12/08/17 or 12/22/17 pay stub and verify the following:
1) Name, Address and Social Security Number
If there are any errors or records need updating due to life events, please contact Human Resources.

2) Check your tax withholdings
The tax withholdings you are currently claiming are printed on the bottom left section of your pay stub. If you wish to change your tax withholdings, please complete a new federal W-4 form and submit to the Payroll office.

Employees and Managers please make necessary contingencies if your time and access is limited over and around the holiday break and you want to be paid appropriately and timely.
1) Last Pay Date of 2017 – 12/22/2017
Submit any paper timesheets or stipend requests ASAP to get paid on the NEXT payroll in 2018.

2) First Pay Date of 2018 – 01/05/2018
Monday January 1st is a holiday for Augsburg University, all Kronos time will automatically submit at 2pm, if the employee did not submit themselves. The Manager deadline will still be 10am Tuesday, January 2nd. It is strongly suggested that employees complete their time and submit for approval prior to the holiday break and managers approve as often as they can to ensure the 10am deadline is upheld.

If you need any further assistance please contact Payroll at Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!

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