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3 Days in May Room Assignments

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Please be sure to check for updated room assignments for the “3 Days in May” workshops. There have been some shifts made recently, and we want to make sure everyone gets where they want to be.

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email in advance of your participation or visit.

May Assessment TODAY

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Remember that this afternoon, Faculty are invited to attend workshops facilitated by the Assessment Committee. These will take place in the East Commons from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., and refreshments will be provided. Some details are below.

Planning Department Assessment Projects
Facilitator: Kristen Chamberlain
What will your department be assessing in 2019-2020? Share ideas and get inspiration for upcoming department assessment projects.

Department Assessment Roundtables
Some representatives from different departments will be ready to talk about their projects from the past year or two.

Preparing for Academic Program Review
Departments preparing for an Academic Program Review are invited to join a panel discussion and workshop focusing on the available resources, challenges, and opportunities posed by external reviews. Dave Matz (Dean of Arts and Sciences) will be on hand to speak about the administrative process, and faculty members Henry Yoon (Psychology) and Matt Maruggi (Religion) will discuss their departments’ recent successful reviews by reflecting on the processes and structures that worked best for their particular majors.

Presentation of Writing Data/AQUA
As part of the ongoing institutional learning outcome assessment cycle, the assessment committee recently evaluated student writing artifacts from the 2017-2018 academic year. We will present an analysis of the results, and also will introduce our new assessment software, AQUA, which facilitates rubric scoring and visualization of student outcomes.

Applications due TODAY for Undoing White Body Supremacy Pilot

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Dear white-bodied colleagues,

Are you unsure how to respond when a fellow white-bodied person says or does something with a racist impact? Do you ever find yourself, despite your best intentions, feeling uneasy or tense when the topic of race comes up? Do you ever experience the impulse to fight, flee, or freeze in racialized moments and then struggle to navigate the shame of inaction or imperfect action? Are you eager to build loving, accountable community where we can learn to cause less harm and lean into the discomfort that comes with growth?

Learn more and apply to be part of a 2019-2020 academic year cohort of white faculty and staff learning to undo the ways white supremacy shows up in our bodies, not just in our minds. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m on Monday, May 13, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2019.

The Sabo Center is convening the Undoing White Body Supremacy Pilot Project in partnership with Augsburg’s Equity and Inclusion Initiatives. Contact Rachel Svanoe ( or Allyson Green ( with questions about this opportunity.

Details and Application

General Announcements

International Student Orientation: Looking for Faculty & Staff Hosts August 29th

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International Student and Scholar Services is looking for Faculty & Staff who are willing to host new international & exchange students for a meal in their home. Approximately 20-25 new students will be arriving to Minneapolis in at the end of August for Orientation. At the end of their week, we would love to have students have the opportunity to connect more with a faculty or staff member on campus, make connections, and have the chance to be in someone’s home.

Here are the details:
You will meet students at 5:30pm in the Oyate Commons (Christensen Center-Suite 2) on Thursday August 29th. We are asking for you to host 2-4 students and drive them to your home for a meal. We ask that you bring them back by around 8:30 pm or sooner. It helps to be hosting with someone, whether that is your partner, family or you can pair with another faculty or staff on campus.

If you are interested, please email Angela Bonfiglio at We are looking for around 10 hosts, but I will have a backup list as sometimes conflicts arise as the summer goes on. Contact ISSS if you have any questions.

Summer course in Project Management

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MAL is offering a project management course this summer. It is open to students from all programs as well as faculty and staff. Any faculty or staff members who do not want credit can audit it for a reduced fee. If you have questions, contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at:

ML 599 | Re-imagining Leadership for 21st Century Projects

Successful project management is strongly correlated to good leadership of teams. Corporate, non-profit, and public sector projects are increasing in complexity requiring the close collaboration and coordination of disparate disciplines, organizations, and teams. This course will help you unpack the critical leadership skills needed to form and lead teams to optimal project outcomes using emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management, and clarity of strategic vision and purpose.
Instructor Mahad Ibrahim
Meeting Dates: Mondays | June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22
Meeting Times: 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

$10 Target gift card to participate in lower back and physical activity research

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Dear Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff, you are invited to participate in a research study on Lower back pain, Physical Education participation, and Physical Activity Levels in Urban Midwest University students, faculty and staff. You will be asked to fill out a one-time survey and participate in a fitness assessment (sit and reach test and YMCA 3 minute step test). You will be compensated upon completion of the survey and testing with a $10 Target gift card.
Additionally, if you wish, you will be instructed to perform flexibility training for 6 weeks under the supervision exercise science students at Augsburg. There will be compensation for follow up visits ($5 Target gift card each time). If you are interested e-mail or and we will explain to you the next steps.

Staff Recognition Task Force Report and Recommendations

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The Staff Recognition Task Force has submitted its report and recommendations to the University Council, the President’s Leadership Team, and the Staff Senate. The document is also available for review on the University Reports page (log in required). Many thanks to those from across the university who participated in the group’s listening sessions, provided other feedback, or attended the spring workshop for supervisors. Thanks also to those who served on the task force:

Cyndi Berg, president’s office
Keanon Cooper, athletics
George Dierberger, business department
Mike Fetting, student affairs
Fardosa Hassan, campus ministry
Marah Jacobson-Schulte, academic affairs
Stephen Jendraszak, marketing and communication, co-chair
Nathan Lind, information technology
Sharmaine Murphy, business affairs
Lisa Stock, business affairs, co-chair
Denielle Stepka, marketing and communication; Staff Senate
Mai Chong Vang, enrollment
Tessa Wegenke, staff to the task force

Report and Recommendations

Event Announcements

5/14 Networking Opportunity – FORUM 2019: Breaking Patterns

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Are you looking for an opportunity to network with local nonprofit leaders and hear more about the ways that the nonprofit sector is changing to become more inclusive and equitable? Join us on Tuesday, May 14th at the Charities Review Council’s FORUM 2019: Breaking Patterns – featuring keynote speaker Uvinie Lubecki. Register at the link below!

If cost is an issue, or if you have any questions, please contact: or

Register Here

Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop – May 15

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The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is Wed., May 15, 1-4 pm. The topic is:
Managing the Moments
Arguably the best learning takes place when all students feel able to bring their full selves forward and engage in an environment that considers the historical context and current cultural climate; with the humility and promise to learn with others. This workshop will engage us in recognizing and responding to dynamic moments born out of human differences while honoring our commitments to intentional diversity. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and respond to scenarios in small groups.

Developed and sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee. Facilitated by Joanne Reeck, Chief Inclusion Officer, with faculty and staff providing information and experiences.

The CIC is one of several sessions and workshops offered May 14-16. For a full schedule, as well as descriptions of all of the sessions, check out:
Use the form linked below to sign up for the CIC and any other session.

RSVP for the 3 Days in May at the CTL webpage,

Cedar Riverside Community Iftar – May 17

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The Urban Hub, a collaborative of faith-based entities working in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, is hosting a community Iftar on Friday, May 17th in Currie Park. The program will start at 7:30 PM, with a simple meal served at sundown. All are welcome to join. Volunteers are needed to assist with the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to

All Hands Planning Summit: TODAY

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The 2019 All Hands Planning Summit is Monday, May 13, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Si Melby Hall.

The agenda will include a discussion of our financial and strategic planning and opportunities to engage with ideas regarding Augsburg’s promise as an inclusive university. Please join in the discussion — we need your thinking.

This event will be live-streamed. For the live-stream link or to add event to your calendar, go to the All Hands page.

All Hands page

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Summer House Painter Needed

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Help Needed
MH Anderson Painting
 Small family business operating since the 1960’s
 We mainly work on small and medium houses, with some bigger projects on occasion
 Most work is exterior projects between the months of May through October
 We pride ourselves on high quality work
 Most work are on older houses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
 Hiring one painter, $15-$18 per hour; hiring one lead, $18-$23 per hour
 Some experience desired, but will train
 30-40 hours a week
 Most work done Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work
 Will be flexible with your schedule
 High quality prep and painting work, taking time to do the work as trained
 Great customer service and attention
 Follow directions of supervisor, be one time, clean up at the end of the day
If interested please email or call me to discuss expectations and potential schedule.

Mike Anderson
Owner, MH Anderson Painting