Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Sales – Dates and Info

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Parking Sales Dates:
– Staff/Faculty begins Monday Aug 5th at 9am
– Student Seniors/Evening/Weekend/Grad begins Monday Aug 12th at 9am
– Student Juniors begins Tuesday Aug 13th at 9am
– Student Sophomores begins Wednesday Aug 14th at 9am
– Student First Year commuters begins Thursday Aug 15th at 9am
– Staff/Faculty Underground sales begin Friday Aug 16th at 9am
**All permits will be available to those eligible to purchase on Friday Aug 16th at 9am**

Permit Prices: (unchanged from 18/19)

– Staff/Faculty 1.0FTE – $504/yr
– Staff/Faculty – Commuter Student – $358/yr
– Resident Student – $390/yr
– Luther Underground – $1,400/ full year including summer
– Oren Underground – $1,520/ full year including summer
– Evening/Weekend/Grad – $122/yr

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For additional questions email

Permit Sales FAQs 1 of 2

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Permit Sales FAQs

– Are permits available by the semester?

Yes, permits can be purchased by the semester. Surface lots are split between Fall and Spring; each semester will be half the cost of a year permit. Underground lots are split between Fall, Spring and Summer and each semester costs one third of the year permit

– When can I buy Underground permits?
If you’re a student, underground permits are available on the day you are eligible to purchase surface lot permits. If you’re Staff/Faculty, underground permits are available on Friday, August 16th.

– What is a commuter permit? Is it available for Staff/Faculty?

A commuter permit is in reference to a day student who commutes to campus and does not have on campus housing. These permits are not available for Staff/Faculty

– Are carpool permits available this year?

Yes, a limited number of carpool permits are available this year to Students, Staff and Faculty. They will be available to purchase on the same day as you’re eligible to purchase other permits. Carpool permits cost the same as regular permits (Commuter Student or Staff/Faculty), but the cost is split between those participating. Only one permit is provided for a group of carpool participants.

– I’m a 4th year student and I’m a couple credits short of being listed as a senior, will I be able to buy a permit on the Senior sales date?

No. A student’s class determination (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) is set by the Registrar depending on the amount of credits you have completed, and that information determines what date you are eligible to purchase a permit. If you believe you have been designated as the wrong class, please contact the Registrar.

Permit Sales FAQs 2 of 2

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Permit Sales FAQs

– Am I able to get a discounted permit due to a special circumstance?

No, we do not discount permits.

– Can I get a prorated permit for Underground if I decide to purchase one later in the year?

No, we do not prorate underground permits. The reason for this is because when you purchase an underground permit you are paying for the value of the parking space, not the amount of time spent using the space. As stated in the FAQ post 1 of 2, if you decide to buy one halfway through the year, a limited number of Spring and Summer permits for Luther and Oren underground garages may be available.

– Are there City of Minneapolis permits available for purchase?

Yes. Augsburg is allotted a limited number of city permits for residential students, however, these are not purchased through Augsburg. If a residential student would like to apply for a City permit, they must get a letter verifying on campus residency from Public Safety, then fill out and submit an application to the City of Minneapolis. If you are interested in pursuing a City street permit, please email; residency letters are issued on a first come, first serve basis.

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The People’s Center – Augsburg’s partner for students without insurance

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Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.

The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

➢ With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:
● Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
● Annual physical exams – 1 per year
● Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered).
● X-rays performed at The People’s Center
● Tetanus immunization
● Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
● Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
● Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
● Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
● Flu shots

➢ If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Join the Strommen Team for our next Adventure Lunch

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We would like to invite faculty and staff to join our Career & Internship team for our next adventure lunch. Summer is a great time to catch up with colleagues, so take a break and venture out into the community for lunch this summer!

Thursday, July 25th
Tuesday, August 13th
Thursday, August 22nd

If you are interested, we ask that you meet in Suite 100, CC at 11:20 a.m. No need to R.S.V.P., we will determine restaurant locations based on interest.
(Cost of meal will be handled by each individual)

Looking forward to having our colleagues join us! If questions, please call 612-330-1472 or email

At that time, we will select a neighborhood restaurant to visit.

Propose a workshop for the 2019 Overcoming Racism Conference

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Dismantling White Supremacy – Its Power, Structures and Culture
November 15-16, 2019
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.
Registration opens September 1st.

Proposals are invited for workshops that address the conference theme: Dismantling White Supremacy – Its Power, Structures & Culture. Workshops will be offered the afternoons both days of the conference in breakout sessions lasting 90 minutes each.

We seek workshops that enable participants to:
* Acknowledge and confront the construct and legacy of white supremacy in this country
* Identify how white supremacy is embedded in the policies, practices, and structures of the criminal justice, education, housing, wealth accrual, medical, social service, and land usage systems
* Become familiar with tools, resources, and networks available to those who have committed themselves to removing the vestiges of white supremacy from these systems
* Discover ways to further the internal work each of us must do in order to effectively confront institutions long grounded in white supremacy
* Learn from each other about the work currently being done to dismantle white supremacy, and how we can replicate that work in our own communities
* Creatively envision a world without white supremacy in which everyone can flourish

We expect our workshop presenters to create participatory and reflective opportunities for participants to be actively engaged and stimulated.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on July 22nd, 2019

Submit proposal online

Campus Cupboard Looking for Donations

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Hey all,
Campus cupboard is reaching out to its students, staff, and faculty for donations for the campus cupboard. We are currently looking for unopened jellies, extra mac and cheese boxes, rice or soup mixes, and cans of tuna. However any donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. We do ask that the expiration date on these items are with in the last three years to insure safety and quality. If you hav eany donations please feel free to stop by the cupboard located in Foss by the chapel during open hours:
-Tuesday 11-3
-Wednesday 11-3
-Friday 2-4
There is also a donation drop off location next to Einstein’s cafe (Christensen lobby) if these times do not work for you. Thank you all for taking the time to read this message and any donations you might have. Campus kitchen appreciates your thoughts and time.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Campus Share Shop at Augsburg, Check it Out

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Members of the Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are coming together to create a Campus Share Shop for the students of Augsburg! Our purpose is to create a space where students can check out goods they need, rather than purchasing new items. By doing this, we hope to:
-Reduce the consumption of material goods
-Reduce students’ costs
-Create a community space where students can take part in informal learning around sustainable practices and skill-sharing.

This is a project created by students for students, so we are reaching out to you to find out what you would want to see in the share shop. Please take a few minutes to take a short survey that will aid in creating a share shop that will properly serve the students of Augsburg.

Share Shop Student Survey Link Here

Student Job: Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for detail-oriented and adaptable student worker to provide administrative support for the Office of Admissions by supporting the daily functions of the Operations team. Please review the full job description and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus Student Jobs’
2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account
3. Search Jobs
4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs
5. Apply for the: Operation Specialist Assistant position
6. Submit the Operation Specialist Assistant Form to help us get to know you better

Event Announcements

Paideia 30th Anniversary Invitational, July 26

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All Augsburg students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to join us for the 30th Anniversary Paideia Institute Invitational on Friday, July 26 in Old Main 105. This is your opportunity to participate in or observe a Paideia seminar and discover what teachers are doing in their classrooms with students. The schedule for the day includes:

9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and seminar preparation
9:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome and Introduction to seminar
10:00 am – 11:00 am SEMINAR Reading: Anne Dunn, “Too Many Rules”
11:00 am – 11:30 am Debrief
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on us, Christensen Center second floor
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Breakout seminars facilitated by returning teachers;
Paideia information session

Additional details and the RSVP are located on the digital form linked below.
A copy of the story and reading guide will be emailed to you in advance as confirmation.

Paideia Invitational RSVP Form

Augsburg MFA Graduate Student Readings

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Augsburg University MFA in Creative Writing department’s 2019 Summer Residency will be on campus from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 28. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more.

Forty writing students will be attending the ten-day residency, with about half of them living on campus. During the fall and spring semesters they work with their mentors and fellow writers from their homes in various parts of the country, with one student coming from Finland.

Sixteen graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works, and we invite you to join us:

Friday, July 19 – Graduating Writers
Adriana Estrada (Poetry), Richard Gangelhoff (Fiction), Kayla Hambek (Playwriting), Kathleen Kanne (Creative Nonfiction), and Jacob Schornak (Fiction)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Saturday, July 20 – Graduating Writers
Jeffrey Boldt (Fiction), Ned Dougherty (Playwriting), Shelbi Gesch (Creative Nonfiction), Colin Mustful (Fiction), Jamie Randall (Poetry), and Sharon Sobotta (Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Sunday, July 21 – Graduating Writers
Stephanie Fleck (Fiction), Diana Lopez Jones (Poetry), Jeremy Moberg (Fiction), Tracy Ross (Poetry), and Jannet Walsh (Creative Nonfiction)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Visiting Writer Readings on Campus

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This summer’s MFA Summer Residency guests include Lisa Van Orman Hadley, winner of the Howling Bird Press Fiction Award, and poet Danez Smith, playwright Stacey Rose, creative nonfiction writer Tessa Fontaine, and screenwriter Rebecca Sonnenshine. Learn more about this impressive lineup on the MFA website.

We invite you to the following free public events:

Sunday, July 21
Howling Bird Press Party with Fiction Prize Winner
Lisa Van Orman Hadley, author of Irreversible Things

Reception in Foss Center Atrium: 4:30-5 p.m.
Public Reading / Q & A in Sateren Hall: 5-6 p.m.

The 2019 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize book officially releases in November; in honor of our summer residency, attendees get a sneak peek at this reading, with limited advance copies available for purchase and signing.
Reading by Visiting Playwright Stacey Rose
Monday, July 22, 7:15 p.m.
Foss Center Theater
Reading by Visiting CNF Writer Tessa Fontaine
Tuesday, July 23, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building
Reading by Visiting Poet Danez Smith
Thursday, July 25, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building
Screening of the film THE KEEPING HOURS
with Visiting Screenwriter Rebecca Sonnenshine
Friday, July 26, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building

A book signing and reception will follow each event, with books available for purchase.

MFA Visiting Writers

Please join us for the following event hosted by the MFA Program

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Panel: Awarding Value
Julia M. Brown, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, and Shannon Gibney
Co-Moderated by Alayne Hopkins and Lindsay Starck
Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hagfors 150

From the Pushcart Prize to the Pulitzer Prize, from the “Best American” series to the Minnesota Book Awards, it’s clear that literary communities are constantly comparing, judging, and awarding value. What does it mean to evaluate a text or a writer? How do we determine which book, fellowship application, script, or screenplay is the best? To what degree is literary appreciation subjective, and what criteria do we use to make these judgments? After we hear from a panel of writers who have judged and/or been judged, Jim Cihlar, publisher of Augsburg’s Howling Bird Press, will provide an overview of how the MFA student editors choose our annual prize winner and do the work of publishing and promoting the resulting book.

Julia M. Brown is Artistic Programs Administrator at the Playwrights’ Center.

Shannon Gibney won the 2019 and 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples’ Literature.

Alayne Hopkins is Assistant Director of Programs & Services at The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, overseeing the statewide activities of the Minnesota Center for the Book, which include the Minnesota Book Awards program and other initiatives.

Lindsay Starck is associate director of Augsburg’s MFA program.

2019 Howling Bird Press Reading

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Please join us when Lisa Van Orman Hadley reads from her forthcoming book and winner of the 2019 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize, Irreversible Things. The reading is open to the public.

Irreversible Things will officially be released in November; in honor of the MFA Summer Residency, attendees get a sneak peek at this reading, with limited advance copies available for purchase and signing.

Sunday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.
Foss Center Atrium

Looking for healthier, alternative options for commuting?

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Move Minnesota, in partnership with Augsburg University, will host experiential transit trips to common destinations in Minneapolis this summer. Ride transit with us for free as we teach tips and tricks for taking the bus, the light rail, and more. Join us for either trip, or both! RSVP here:

We will provide free transit passes, and answer any and all questions you may have!

Quick Run to Minnehaha Center Target and Cub Foods – August 6th from 11:15 – 12 pm
Need to get groceries or another quick item over your lunch hour? The local 7 can get you to Target/Cub Foods in 10 minutes. Join us as we board the bus to practice this line to Minnehaha center! RSVP at the link above.

If you have any questions about these events, please let me know!

For more information about transportation options, visit our transportation website here:

*Taken from information from Health@Work, brought to you by Hennepin County Public Health.

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