Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Spring 2019 parking permit sale dates

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Upcoming parking permit sales will be as follows:

Parking Registration/Sale Dates for Spring 2019:

Faculty/Staff surface lot permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Part Time $126 per semester
Full Time $252 per semester

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate student parking permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
$61 per semester

Senior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 17th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Junior Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 18th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

Sophomore Commuter & Resident permits on sale December 19th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
Resident: $195 per semester

First Year Commuter permits on sale December 20th at 9:00 AM
Commuter: $179 per semester
***First year resident students are ineligible to have their vehicles on campus***

Luther Hall Underground lot permits:
$470 per semester
Oren Gateway Underground lot permits:
$505 per semester
Underground permit Sale Dates:
Senior students: December 17th at 9:00am
Adult undergraduate and graduate students: December 17th at 9:00am
Junior students: December 18th at 9:00am
Sophomore students: December 19th at 9:00am
Faculty and Staff: December 20th at 9:00am

Notice of increased City parking enforcement near campus

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The Department of Public Safety has been notified of recent parking complaints made to the City of Minneapolis. As a result, certain area 1-hour parking spaces (specifically the 2000 block of 6th Street) will be seeing targeted enforcement. Vehicles parked in 1-hour zones for longer than 1 hour without a critical parking sticker are highly likely to be ticketed in the upcoming weeks.

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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

Water Policy

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Beginning January 1st, vending machines will no longer offer bottled water. Please reach out to with questions, comments, and ideas moving forward.

Sparkling and other “enhanced” water will continue to be available around campus.

Minneapolis tap water, which consistently meets or exceeds safe drinking water standards, is available in drinking fountains for FREE! Students who need a refillable water bottle can pick one up at the Campus Cupboard (see hours:, thanks the Environmental Action Committee’s Water Bottle Share program.

This is the next phase of the University’s Policy on Bottled Water, approved in May 2017. Learn more at:

Contribute to Campus Cupboard at the Faculty and Staff Holiday party

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Help support Augsburg students over the holiday break.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard at the December 20 Faculty and Staff Holiday Party – Hagfors 150, 3-5 pm

Students need the following:
Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
Sandwich bread
Canned chicken
Jars of pasta sauce

Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard will be setting up hours to open over the holiday break.

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

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How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

Year End Pay Stub Review – For all 2018 faculty, staff and student workers.

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In preparation for year-end 2018, 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.

1) Verify the Name and Social Security Number on your pay stub.

In order for the Social Security Administration to properly post your earnings, the name on your pay stub must match the name on your social security card. If your name has changed legally (marriage, divorce, etc.) and it does not match your pay stub, please submit a copy of a social security card displaying the correct name to Human Resources to update your employment record.

To help protect your identity, your social security number (SSN) is not normally printed on your pay stub. We are including it on the 12/07/18 and 12/21/18 pay stubs so the SSN may be verified. Please take a look at your pay stub and verify that the correct SSN is listed. If the Social Security Number on your pay stub is incorrect, please notify HR/Payroll immediately.

2) Verify the address on your pay stub

W-2 forms will be mailed and available online by January 31, 2019, however we do request that you review the address listed on your pay stub to ensure we have your correct address on file. If address corrections are needed please contact Human Resources.

3) 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.

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

Tabling – Arthur’s Senior Care Hiring

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Representatives from Arthur’s Senior Care will be on campus today, Friday, December 7th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

Arthur’s Senior Care provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in beautiful private home settings in Roseville and Shoreview, Minnesota. Arthur’s is staffed by ACR Homes, a sister company which provides residential support services for adults with disabilities. Together, Arthur’s and ACR support over 200 individuals in 50+ locations across the Twin Cities. They were voted the #1 workplace in Minnesota in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces survey in 2 of the last 4 years.

Volunteer with ESC to learn about food waste on campus

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Join the Environmental Stewardship Committee for our first ever waste audit. A waste audit is (also called a waste sort or trash audit) is a way to assess what is in our campus garbage and what could be diverted from the waste stream through recycling, composting, or reduction. We will focus primarily on the organics recycling collected from Christensen Center. Student clubs can receive $10/hour for every individual who comes and volunteers. We need approximately 10 volunteers each hour to come help. SIGN UP HERE!

Safety: Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dirty in. We will provide stick proof gloves that protect against pokes from sharp objects.
Date: December 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Location: Meet at the loading docks at Christensen Center

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Peace Scholar Info Session

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The 2019 Peace Scholar program sends two Augsburg students to Norway for a 6 week program built around developing dialogue skills. The program is open to current sophomores and juniors of all majors. The application requirements can be found at on the Peace Scholar website and should be directed towards the Study Abroad Office.

An info session will take place Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00pm in OGC 100 for all interested students. Kristian Evans, one of last year’s Peace Scholars from Augsburg, will answer questions about the program.

Peace Scholar Website

Focused Conversations Next Week: Diversity, Inclusion Equity

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Next week’s Focused Conversations will cover three areas of Augsburg’s diversity, inclusion, and equity work:

[1] Chief Diversity Officer Joanne Reeck will provide an overview of how Augsburg’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program has grown and will share feedback from participants about how the program has helped them in their ongoing work at Augsburg.

[2] Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will provide an update regarding Augsburg’s equity work in support of student success.

[3] Ann Garvey, vice president for Student Affairs, and Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS Office, will provide an overview of the work of the Accessibility Subcommittee—which is part of the University Council structure as a subcommittee of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity University Committee.

The sessions are:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access available)
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., Oren 100 (note change from standard schedule)

See the All Hands page for the remote access link or to add a session to your calendar

Jon Vaughan-Fier Farewell gathering TODAY

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Please join the Center for Wellness & Counseling staff in saying goodbye to Jon Vaughan-Fier, who will be leaving Augsburg at the end of the fall semester after 11 years. A gathering celebrating Jon and his time here at Augsburg will be held in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Friday 12/7/18 from 3 – 4:30 pm with a brief program at 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Please stop by as you are able to do so. Jon’s last day will be December 21, 2018.

Summer Study Abroad/Away Fair – Monday, Dec. 10

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Want to travel and earn credits this summer? Want to learn more about your many program options? Yes? Then come to the:

Monday, Dec. 10
11am to 2pm
Christensen Center

Programs in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, The Netherlands, China, Mexico, and More!

We will have information about the many program options, as well as advisors and program leaders on hand to answer your questions!

See you on Monday!

Summer Abroad/Away Program Options and Information

Late Night Breakfast – Monday, Dec. 17

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It’s late and it’s breakfast! Monday, Dec. 17, 9:30pm to 10:45pm, Christensen Center, Commons. Free to students with Augsburg ID. Provided by A’viand’s food service.

Students are invited/encouraged to bring items to donate to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard to help support other Augsburg students throughout the holidays.

Needed items include:
-Personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.)
-Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, chips, crackers, etc.)
-Jars of peanut butter and other nut butters
-Sandwich bread
-Canned chicken
-Jars of pasta sauce

It’s Model UN application time

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Apply now to take the spring semester Model UN course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the 59th Midwest Model United Nations from February 20-23, 2019, held in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in February. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

For more information about the course, contact professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to St. Louis.

Apply by December 7

Model UN Course & Program Info and Application

Study abroad in summer

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Travel and earn credit this summer! Options around the world and the USA to help you get ahead on credits and graduation requirements. Every program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too! Apply by January 31!

May 12-27, 2019, choose one or two courses:
• PSY 205: Culture and Psychology, Fulfills Social & Behavioral Sciences LAF
• EDC 490/580: School and Society

May 13-29, 2019
• THR 295: Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts LAF
• Scholarships available

May 13-27, 2019
• PHY101: Astronomy, fulfills Natural Sciences LAF

May 18 – June 2, 2019, choose a history & an art course:
• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities Gen Ed, or
• HIS 440: upper level elective for history majors
• ART 133: Intro to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• ART 333: Advanced Digital Photography

July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Learn more and apply online

Fiesta de la Virgin de Guadalupe

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Join Campus Ministry, Augsburg Latin American Students and Latinx Student Services in celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe on Wednesday, December 12, in chapel at 10:40am. “Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin American and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.” Bring any images of the Virgin you may have to join the display. Tamales served after.

More info

Mental Health Listening Tour

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Please join the Hennepin County National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), EPIC Peer Health Educators and Augsburg Psychology Association for an informal conversation and sharing of personal experiences with mental health access and support systems. NAMI wants to hear from young adults in order to help them decide what direction to take their advocacy in. The Listening Tour will be Monday 12/10/18 from 6 – 7 pm in the Student Lounge in Christensen Center. Refreshments will be provided. Questions call the CWC office 612-330-1707.

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