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Alternatives to Purchasing a Parking Pass

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff, are you looking for alternative ways of getting to and from Augsburg? Consider a monthly Metro Pass!!

Augsburg employees can sign up for a monthly Metro Pass through payroll deduction. Employees receive 50% savings on the monthly pass, paying $41.00/month, and the deduction is pre-tax. Employees can sign up for the monthly pass and payroll deduction through Kathy Uecker, Payroll. To enroll, simply fill out this MetroPass Enrollment Form and and turn it in to Payroll in one of the following ways:

In Person, to Science 148
Through inter-campus mail to Campus Box #308
Scan it and email it to payroll@augsburg.edu
Fax it to 612-330-1515

Questions about your specific transit route or how to “do” transit? Contact Nicole at peterlin@augsburg.edu.

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Augsburg Wellbeing: School Supply Drive

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

This summer has, once again, flown by in a flurry of activity! The academic year is just around the corner, which means neighborhood kids –and young adults–are starting to get ready for the first day of school.

As our annual kick-off to the school year, Augsburg Wellbeing is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in downtown Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website: http://www.peopleservingpeople.org/.

From August 5th to August 23rd, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19. Help make sure each and every child has the supplies they need to be successful!

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:
#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
calculator
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
folders
pencil box
pencil sharpener
pens
ruler
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Sesquicentennial Art Installations

submitted by roycemag@augsburg.edu

In the coming weeks, you will begin to see the installation of two different projects to celebrate the beginning of the Sesquicentennial. On August 1st, we will begin installing Each, together, a group action of the INSIDE OUT project that will include over 1,200 portraits. This installation will cover ten campus building facades along Riverside from 25th Ave South to Hoversten Chapel. These buildings will include the Flower Shop, Maintenance Facilities, Ice Arena, Anderson Music Hall, and Foss Center. Installation will begin at Foss Center and move toward 25th Ave S and will take four weeks to complete.

Also being installed during this time will be On This Spot, a historical views of the campus. This installation will cover a portion of the outside of Christensen Center and Sverdrup Hall, and various interior windows throughout campus. Installation for both projects will be complete before the start of the Fall Semester.

We look forward to celebrating with you, and appreciate your patience in the installation of these two projects.

http://www.insideoutproject.net/en/about

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

submitted by bonfigli@augsburg.edu

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 bonfigli@augsburg.edu. We are looking for around 2 more 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 Pass – Now Available in the Library

submitted by fettingm@augsburg.edu

Day undergraduate students are eligible to pick up their new Auggie Pass in the library today! The Auggie Pass is available to eligible students at no additional charge and grants unlimited Metro Transit Bus and Light Rail use until May 31, 2020. Please bring your Augsburg Student ID when you go to pick up your pass. For more information on the Auggie Pass – visit the transportation website: http://inside.augsburg.edu/transportation/

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New Event Series for Ongoing Grant Proposal Development

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs has created a new event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The session will start with 30 minutes of discussion on a topic relevant to grant funding (especially federal), then we’ll have one hour of quiet time to write proposal drafts, think up research questions, or look into related projects and funders.

8/14 (Wed., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Grants & Sponsored Programs handbook. Nate Hallanger and Carole Kampf will be available during the first 30 minutes of the session, to discuss portions of the revised handbook.

10/17 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Broader Impacts + National Science Foundation (NSF)

12/11 (Wed., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): topic TBD

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to causey@augsburg.edu. It is recommended that you bring a laptop. Please contact Lauren Causey for questions or suggestions.

Grants & Sponsored Programs Handbook

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