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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 8/17/2018: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

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Posted on August 17, 2018 by Gita Sitaramiah

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 on 22nd Ave in front of the Hagfors Center on the Minneapolis campus.


Today, 08/17/2018, DPS received a report that at 3:10 PM on 8/17/2018, a robbery at gunpoint occurred on 21st Ave S in front of the Hagfors Center at Augsburg University. The victim, who is not affiliated with Augsburg, was sitting on the benches on the east side of the Hagfors Center looking at their phone. The victim was approached by two individuals, one put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded the victim’s property. A backpack, purse and cell phone were taken. The suspects fled to a black sedan parked on the east side of 22nd Ave S under the Hagfors Center skyway and left Northbound on 22nd Ave. There is no further suspect or vehicle description at this point.

Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings

Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior
STATUS: This incident is currently under investigation by Public Safety and the Minneapolis
Police. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Minneapolis Police or Augsburg Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

Augsburg University Department of Public Safety

Teaching and Learning

Exploring the New Features of Moodle (CTL Workshop, 8/30, 9:30-10:45 in SVE 204)

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In response to requests from faculty, this year’s Moodle is more visually appealing and user-friendly than ever before, featuring drop-down menus and a “drawer” that streamlines navigation, search tools that let you quickly access courses and isolate student forum posts, and integrated audio/video recording options. It also includes a variety of pre-formatted templates that let quickly customize your course with a variety of formats, styles, and fonts. Moodle 2018-19 isn’t your grandfather’s Moodle! (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)

Moodle Gradebook Basics (CTL Workshop 8/30, 11:00-12:15 in SVE 204)

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Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics OR have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus. (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)

General Announcements

Metro Transit full academic year deal for new day students

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Attention new day first-years and transfer students: Metro Transit and Augsburg University are giving you a great deal on an all-you-can-ride transit pass. First-year students can purchase a year-long College Pass for just $150 – that’s a 55% discount!

Order your pass here before October 1, 2018:

College Passes can be used for unlimited bus and light rail rides all semester, meaning you’ll never have to worry about having money for a fare. When you’re not riding to school, you can use your College Pass to get to work, an internship run errands and explore the Twin Cities. Not a regular bus or train rider? No problem! Find all the places you can go using our trip planning tools. Learn more at

Important Details
The discounted passes will be available to purchase at the link above until October 1, 2018. After that, students can purchase a semester College Pass at the Bookstore for $115.00 (subsidized by Augsburg from $165.00)

Guaranteed Ride Home
Students who regularly ride transit to work or school are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which reimburses a taxi, Uber or Lyft ride when you have to leave early or late unexpectedly. To learn more and register for this free program, visit

Prep Students for Success! Join MNUDL’s Back-to-Debate Supply Drive

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Back-To-School time is Back-To-Debate time, and your office supplies will help prepare our debaters for a great year!

Our growing debate organization serves over 800 students at 42 Twin Cities middle and high schools. We equip students with all the basics needed to become debaters: curriculum, coaches, tournaments – and of course, supplies. As our high school, middle school, Spanish, and Somali debate programs grow, our needs for supplies grows, too!

Our goal is to equip 100 more students with debate supplies this year. Are any of the following items in your office, waiting to meet a debater?

Our most-needed item:

Expanding file folders/accordion folders

Other helpful items:

3-ring binders
3-hole sheet protectors
2-pocket folders

Your support will help make our debate season a success! If you’d like to join the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please contact us at to arrange your donation.

Audition Notice: “The Arsonists” by Max Frisch

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“The Arsonists” Auditions – Sept 10 & 11 6:30-9:30 pm

The Augsburg Theater Arts Department will hold auditions for its main stage production, THE ARSONISTS, by Max Frisch, directed by Barbra Berlovitz. Auditions will be held in Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, in Foss Center, Sept. 10 & 11 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. An audition sign-up sheet will be posted on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door in the Atrium of the Foss Center.

All Augsburg students are welcome to audition!

Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and something to sing. Vocal piece must be brief, but can be from any song or style of your choosing.

– Please arrive at the audition site at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Those who arrive after their scheduled time may not be allowed to audition.
– Please wear appropriate attire to auditions. (I.e. dress accordingly as you would for a professional audition. No jeans, flip-flops, t-shirts, crop tops, halter tops, etc.)
– Please bring to auditions a complete list of all conflicts you may have with the rehearsal and performance schedule including work, classes, social commitments (such as weddings, anniversaries, etc.) and ensemble performances. Actors should declare all known conflicts at the time of the general audition.

Call-back auditions will be held Sept. 13 at 7pm.
Rehearsals will begin Sept. 20 and performance dates are Nov. 9, 10, 15-18.

“A moral play without a moral”.
The gullible and easily manipulated Biedermann yearns both for a sense of shallow propriety as well as for a deeper sense of belonging, even if it comes at a great price.

Event Announcements

Meet with a TIAA Advisor

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TIAA is on-campus this week! Only a few slots remain!

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Thursday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

If you missed these opportunities, TIAA will be back in November; keep your eyes open for sign-up information in the future!

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Augsburg Total Wellness: School Supply Drive

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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! Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good.

From August 13th to August 31st, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

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:

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

Questions? Contact Nicole at

Help send off the 2018 River Semester Crew

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The second River Semester launches this week, with 15 students heading off for a 100-day expedition down the Mississippi. On Thurs., Aug. 23, the group will gather at 9:00am on the front steps of the Christensen Center and hike off from campus at approximately 9:30, making the 9 mile trek to Ft. Snelling State Park and B’dote. Family and friends are welcome hike with them along the river gorge, stopping at Minnehaha Falls Park for lunch before continuing on to Ft. Snelling and their first camp site at Picnic Island.

On Fri., Aug. 24, the group will have a short ceremony, send-off, and “blessing of the fleet” at approximately 7:30am at the boat ramp adjacent to Picnic Island. Directions to Ft. Snelling Park can be found on their website. The gate to the park opens at 7:00am, and there is a $7 entrance fee (unless you have a MN State Park annual pass). Once in the park, follow signs to Picnic Island. There is ample parking there and once you are in the parking lot it will be obvious where the group is.

River Semester Website

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