Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Augsburg’s Communication on Timely Alerts and Advisories

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The Augsburg University Department of Public Safety seeks to issue timely alerts and advisories as required by federal law in order to provide the Augsburg community with information to increase the safety of people and property. These timely notices provide information available to Public Safety at the time the alert or advisory is issued which may include limited suspect or other information. If you have information related to crimes on Augsburg’s campus, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Crime Alerts and Advisories are distributed for incidents that occurred on, or in areas immediately adjacent to, university property. Alerts may be distributed to all students, staff, and faculty, or they may be distributed to a localized area of the University if it is determined that the threat is specific to that particular area. Alerts may be posted in 8×11″ frames near campus building entrances, sent by e-mail, posted in A-Mail, and posted in the News & Announcements page of our website.
Information that requires immediate notification and response will be sent through our E2Campus mass notification system. You can sign up or update your settings by logging into Augnet and clicking “Emergency Notification” in the “Augnet Services” menu.
Please visit for further info.

How you can help prevent crime at Augsburg

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You Can Help Prevent Crime at Augsburg!

-Trust Your Instincts – If you sense trouble, get away

-Be Observant and Aware – Remain alert, be aware of your surroundings, observe the other people around you. Know who is around you. Be alert for suspicious behavior (e.g. a person wearing a long coat in the middle of summer).

-Walk Confidently and Do Not Make Yourself a Target – Robbers are looking for an easy target. Keep your head up and eyes alert and walk at a steady pace. Do not walk while looking at your phone and avoid carrying lots of packages or other belongings. Walk in groups whenever possible.

-If You are Robbed – Do your best to stay calm and remember: safety first! Follow the robber’s directions, but do not volunteer more than asked for. If you have to move, tell the robber what you are doing and why. Try to get a good look at the robber so you can describe them later. Give the robber time to leave and note the direction they travel.

-After a Robbery – CALL DPS OR THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. Try to recall as much as you can about the robber including physical description, clothing, speech and mannerisms.

-Notify DPS of any concerning or suspicious activity immediately.

For more information on crime prevention, please contact the department of Public Safety by emailing

Timely Notice Bulletin

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April 11, 2018

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred inside Anderson Hall on the Minneapolis Campus.


Today, 4/11/2018, DPS received a report that on Monday, April 9, 2018 around 11:30 pm, a robbery occurred inside an Anderson Hall apartment. A student was attempting to sell clothing online and had the potential buyers meet at their apartment. The victim met 2 males at the North entrance to Anderson Hall and escorted them to their room. When the clothing item was shown to the potential buyers they hit the victim in the head and pointed a handgun at them. The suspects then took the clothing item and ran out the North entrance of Anderson Hall. The suspects then got into a dark colored 4 door sedan parked on 21st Ave S (north of 7th St) and left Northbound on 21st Ave S.


When selling anything online:
DO NOT meet at your residence or the buyer’s residence; choose a neutral location in a public area that is well lit.
If possible, bring a friend with you to the sale; if not, make sure to let someone know where the meeting is taking place, when you are leaving, and when you expect to be back.

STATUS: We believe this to be an isolated incident, and it remains under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.
Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website:

Tony Erchul
Assistant Director of Public Safety

Teaching and Learning

Pick Three

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Are you required to attend all the CTL events in May? Absolutely not!

Should you attend some? Absolutely!…and we agree with Provost Kaivola that picking 3 is a reasonable expectation.

The CTL Fellows have worked hard to offer sessions requested and designed by faculty and staff in a new format (4-Days in May v. “the May calendar”). The offerings are varied, designed to help with the pressing needs of the day, and have have been built around the goal of community building.

Full event schedule (May 8-11) and descriptions available:

Questions? Visit our website or contact us at


General Announcements

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

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As we approach the beginning of summer, we would like to remind people with student employees to submit hire forms for any students who will be working during the summer. This will include new students working over the summer. Summer employment begins April 29th, 2018 and ends on September 1st, 2018.

Please contact HR with any questions.

CLA+ Assessment

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We are in need of students to take the CLA+ Assessment – your participation would be greatly appreciated. Faculty, if you have any time for students to take this assessment, please send them the link below. Students – if you have any time to take an assessment, follow the link below!

The Assessment will be open Tonight (Thursday, April 12th) from 6PM – 9PM.

CLA+ Assessment Instructions

Final Reminder Extended Study Abroad Deadlines

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Your last reminder – applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg’s Study Center fall semester programs in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa. Applications for fall will close on April 16th.

Why choose an Augsburg Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements, get an Augsburg experience abroad, and receive an automatic $1,500 scholarship!

Our programs are nationally-known, focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Southern Africa & Mexico also offer internships.

More information and apply at:

Congratulations to January’s Auggie Pride Recipients

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Congratulations to Jim Trelstad-Porter, Director, International Student & Scholar Services and Mike Matson, Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts for receiving the January Auggie Pride Award. Both consistently go above and beyond their expected duties and their impact is felt by our entire community. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award him with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Learn more about January’s Auggie Pride Award Recipients

Deadline Approaching for Sesquicentennial Project Grants

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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.

Event Announcements

Community Garden Brown-bag Brainstorming

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We already have waiting list for our new community garden plots this year season, but with a new space comes an opportunity for new kinds of involvement beyond just having your own plot! Got an idea for integrating the garden into a course, student group activity, or your lunch break? A research, art, or story-telling project? Come share your ideas and hear about other opportunities to live into our new space together! Bring a lunch or grab some from The Commons for brain food if needed.

Tuesday (4/17) and Wednesday (4/18), 12:30-1:30pm, Cedar Room

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin will join us on Wednesday to think about the potential for regenerative agriculture in our current and future garden spaces.

Funding to Attend IoT Fuse Conference on May 3rd

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What is IoT? IoT, or Internet of Things, is a network of physical devices embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity that enables these devices to connect and exchange data. These physical devices can be everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, Bluetooth headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.

Based in Minneapolis, IoT Fuse is a a robust community of IoT practitioners, developers and makers who strive to build a deeper understanding of where the Internet of Things is today, where it is headed in the future, and how IoT associated technologies and use cases can be used to improve the physical world in which we live.

The IoT Fuse: Conference is an event that features a variety of exhibits, speakers and interesting sessions, with the aim of “fusing together” both engineers, developers and the technical crowd, with the marketing, business, finance and art crowd. This one of a kind event draws people from all over the country.

The 2018 IoTFuse: Conference will be held on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For more information, go to:

A registration fee is required. Before April 20th the fee is $50, after this date the price will increase to $70. Students may apply to STEM Programs using this form in order to receive funding to attend.

STEM Programs can only cover a certain amount of registration fees, so funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted until April 19, or until funding is all allocated. Feel free to send any questions to

Make a Difference and Judge Spanish Debate

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Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring:

Wednesday April 18th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 2nd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Learn More About Volunteering

ALAS Contamination Clean up (Free Chipotle)

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This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.


(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at

Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign up here!

Free Tickets to 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum for Augsburg Students

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Our 30th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018.
Tickets are FREE for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff, and we encourage ticket reservations before the end of this spring semester.
Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at Registration can also be placed via

We aim to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join Augsburg University in honoring the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

Schedule as follows:
September 13: Community Action Workshops/Dialogues
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (, is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at

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Latinx Recognition Banquet

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Hey Everyone!
We would like to invite everyone and their families to our end of the year Celebration. We want to recognize our amazing Latinx students here at Augsburg University.

We will be recognizing the following areas of students;
Graduating Seniors
New ALAS Board
Old ALAS Board
Outstanding ALAS/Latinx students
and many more…

Our amazing DJ Miguel will be closing us out with an hour of dance!!

Mark your calendars and RSVP! The Latinx Recognition Banquet is near so if you are interested to attend please make sure you RSVP!

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
10:30am – 2pm
Hagfors 150

Garbage Gala Free Meal, and learn about sustainable waste disposal

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The Event will take place on April 19th from 6-8 in the East Commons located in CC. Augsburg TriBeta and EAC have teamed up to present the first-ever “Garbage Gala”! The Garbage Gala will include a Vegetarian buffet (FREE) and will feature a few panelists from Hennepin County, a Zero-waste consulting company, and Allyson Green. We will have a demonstration to show which items are compostable, which are recyclable, and what should be “trashed” as well as prizes! We hope to see you there!

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Plant Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder needs Sunny Home

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This spider plant will bounce back with plenty of sunlight and and some water. These are excellent plants for clearing toxins from the air. My office does not receive enough light to keep it healthy.

It comes in a hot pink pot. You are also welcome to its two friends (other types of plants) who are otherwise headed to a compost bin.

Email Christy Mattingly at to arrange pick up in the library.

Spider Plant