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TODAY is Day 2 of the “3 Days in May”

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Check for the schedule, as well as updated room assignments.

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.

Get help with grant funding at 3 Days in May

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Do you like coffee? Of course you do! Do you need money for your research or your latest pet project? Of course you do! Then stop by 3 Days in May during the morning coffee break and hear how Lindell Library can help you locate potential grant funding and how the Office of Sponsored Programs can help you prepare for the entire grant application process. See you in the Hagfors atrium either Wednesday, 3/15 or Thursday, 3/16 between 10:15 – 10:45.

3 Days in May

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.

Lockers Available Over Summer for Commuter Students

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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

Summer course in Project Management available to faculty and staff

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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

Have a question about Sesquicentennial?

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Need more information about the upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration? Have an idea you want to share? Find the Submit Your Questions form at Inside Augsburg Sesquicentennial Planning as well as more information about the upcoming landmark year ahead.

Deb Blaschko is leaving Augsburg

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Deb Blaschko, Accounts Payable Specialist, is leaving Augsburg, her last day was May 14th. Deb has been an integral part of our accounting staff. Her attention to detail and great customer service has been appreciated not only in our office, but across campus. We will miss Deb and wish her all the best. Please continue to send your invoices to If you have any questions concerning Accounts Payable please email Carole Kampf at or call her at ext. 1260.

VHS tapes free to a good home. And bookends.

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The library is withdrawing all remaining VHS tapes from its general collection. Stop by Lindell and help yourself to as many videos as you can carry! While you’re at it, pick up some bookends to keep your books and vids neatly displayed. Everything is on tables across from the circulation desk. Help yourself (please)!

$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.

Add to my calendar

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

Recognize the 2019 Graduating Class

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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

Augsburg University Tassel Challenge

Augsburg PA “Run For Your Life” 5K

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The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Augsburg University is proud to be hosting our 13th annual 5K Run and Walk on June 8th, 2019 to raise money for our Student Society and the Project for Pride in Living organization. The 5K Run and Walk is our major fundraiser of the year, and a valued part of this event is a food drive for the Campus Kitchen at Augsburg University.

If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like to donate to the Augsburg PA Class and charities; Please feel free to click the DONATE button.

Pre-race warm-ups to loosen up those muscles for running (or really speedy walking) with an amazing athletic trainer, who happens to be one of our own PA students!

Race day timeline:

9:00 – 9:45 Check-in & Race Day Registration ($20 cash or check)

9:15- 9:45 Join us for pre-race warmups

10:00 Race begins!!

11:00 Ceremony and raffle drawing


Augsburg PA “Run For Your Life” 5K

Keeping Track of Auggies

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