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Room Assignments for the “3 Days in May”

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Today is the first of three days of workshops in the Hagfors Center. Rooms have been updated for the sessions, so check for the current information. Also on that page, some of the workshops have provided documents relevant to their events.

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.

Summer Writing Center Resources

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This summer, the Writing Lab will undergo some changes, including a name change to the “Writing Center,” a relocation, and the implementation of a pilot program for online instruction that is currently in the developmental stage. While we will unfortunately not be offering in-person consultations, we still want to meet your writing tutoring needs this summer. As we begin to make these changes, we will update our website with additional information and resources. If you have any questions or would like assistance on your writing over the summer, please email our new Writing Center Director Jennifer Forsthoefel (

General Announcements

Staff Recognition Task Force Report and Recommendations

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

Lockers Available to Commuter Students Over Summer

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Lockers are available in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall for commuter students to utilize over the summer terms. Locker reservations start Mon, May 13 and end Fri, Aug 16. To reserve a locker, visit:

Commuter Student Lockers

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.

Auggie Soccer + Science Camps

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Faculty and Staff: If you have children between the ages of 6-12 consider registering for our unique Soccer + Science Camps. We have a June 10-14th camp and a June 17-21st camp. Both camps are 9am to 4pm and we have a few spots remaining. I’m offering a special half-price discount for Augsburg employees. So cost is $145 instead of $285. There are also soccer only or science only options as well. More information and registration can be found on the women’s soccer home page:
click on CAMPS, then Youth Camps….Feel free to email me as well,

$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.

Event Announcements

Staff Spring Social—May 21

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Clear your schedule for the annual Staff Spring Social. A celebration of Augsburg’s staff with food, drink, and a chance to win prizes. You wont want to miss it!

Tuesday, May 21
3-5 p.m. | The Quad

If raining the location will change to the Hagfors Center Lobby/150. Email with any questions. Add this event to my calendar.

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Cedar Riverside Community Iftar – May 17

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The Urban Hub, a collaboration of faith-based entities working in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, is hosting a community Iftar on Friday, May 17th in Currie Park (500 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis). The program will start at 7:30 PM, with a light 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

Celebrate Augsburg Graduates

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Augsburg’s Tassel Challenge fundraising event is underway! This online giving event is an opportunity to celebrate all of the Class of 2019 graduates, and to help support future Auggies by donating to the Sesquicentennial Scholarship fund.

The Tassel Challenge is a great way to recognize your favorite graduating Auggies. If you choose to donate in honor of a student, we will make sure they know they were recognized, and send you and the student an Augsburg tassel keychain.

The Tassel Challenge will run through May 19th. If you have any questions please contact

Donate to the Tassel Challenge

Keeping Track of Auggies

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