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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot D (mostly) reserved for Auggie Preview Days

submitted by sotosm@augsburg.edu

The Admission Department will be hosting Auggie Preview Days, a two-day campus visit event for prospective Auggies, on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. For the convenience of our visitors, 50 parking spots will be reserved for them in Lot D all day Thursday and Friday.

On behalf of the Admission, Marketing, and Student Affairs offices, we hope that you will help us welcome prospective Auggies and their families to campus. Whether it be a friendly wave or offering directions to lost looking people, small gestures go a long way.

For displaced faculty and staff needing alternative transportation and parking accommodations for these two days, the following options are available:

– Augsburg Lot L
– Augsburg Lot J
– The 21st Ave Ramp on the corner of 21st Ave and 4th St (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)
– Light rail or bus (free passes available for pickup in the Admission Department)

Please note that street parking will not be reimbursed by the Admission Department.

Please direct all questions to Vice President of Enrollment Robert Gould (gouldr2@augsburg.edu).

Thank you again!

Scooter users, please watch where you park

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Scooter users – please park away from doorways, and park where the scooter does not block sidewalk traffic.

Scooters in doorways and on sidewalks pose hazards for many individuals.

As noted on the City of Minnespolis site, http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/trans/WCMSP-212816, do not block pedestrian access or doorways.

To report issues with scooters, please contact 311.

Protestor on Thursday, Oct. 17

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Many students, faculty and staff saw and heard the individual on the public sidewalk between Christensen Center and Foss. That individual has been at Augsburg before, most typically in the public park; this time choosing to use public sidewalk.

Public Safety and student affairs staff monitored the situation, some students showed up with signs of their own to support a different message.

Free speech provides opportunities for voices we agree with and voices we disagree with. Thanks to the Augsburg community for challenging the message, choosing to ignore the message, and taking care of one another.

Heat Shutdown Tuesday October 22

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The time frame for this heat shutdown impacting several Augsburg buildings will be from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. The reason: Steam will be shut down because of a rusted out condensate line that is located on Fairview’s property north of Riverside Ave.

Campus dining locations will remain open. Compostable plates and silverware may be used.

Heat that is normally turned down at night will not be lowered before the shutdown in hope that indoor temperatures will not drop sharply before the heat is back on. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan Massich with Facilities at Massich@augsburg.edu.

Here are the buildings affected:
1. Mortensen & Urness Hall – No hot water for showers or heat
2. Ice Arena – No hot water for showers or heat.
3. Si-Melby Hall – No hot water for showers or heat.
4. Christensen Center – No hot water for kitchen sinks or heat.
5. Old Main – No hot water or heat.
6. Anderson Hall – No heat
7. Lindell Library – No heat
8. Memorial Hall – No heat
9. Sverdrup Hall – No heat
10. Old Science Building – No heat
11. Foss Center – No heat
12. Anderson Music Hall- No heat

Teaching and Learning

Med School Info Session

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Considering medical school? Come meet Augsburg alumni who are currently medical students and physicians! Our alumni will share their insights about picking schools, the MCAT, experiences, the application process, interviews, and general advice. Food will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Hagfors 150A

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Hindi
Indonesian
Persian
Punjabi
Swahili
Turkish
Urdu

Languages with one year prior study required:
Arabic
Korean
Portuguese
Russian

Languages with two years prior study required:
Chinese
Japanese

To learn more about the program, go to https://clscholarship.org/ . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact urgo@augsburg.edu (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

Hands-on Pasta Workshop Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

submitted by thaobb4@augsburg.edu

~Campus Kitchen is offering our 3rd cooking workshop for the year! This time we will be teaching participants how to make Pasta and Tomato Sauce from scratch on November 7th from 7pm-9pm!

~With our facilitator being a part of the student body himself, Tenzin Rabga who loves to cook but is not a chef. He even cooked for his highschool communities through small business’ with profits all to support his passion.

~Please RSVP in order to reserve yourself sufficient materials to participate with. There are limited spots so first come first serve!

~Please contact thaobb4@augsburg.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop.

RSVP

General Announcements

Clothing Donations Needed

submitted by fragaled@augsburg.edu

Have clothes you love but don’t wear anymore? Clean out your closet and give your clothes a second life by donating them! Environmental Action Committee is holding a campus clothing swap event this spring and is currently looking for donations. You can drop off any clothing you no longer want to the Share Shop in Science 8B during the following times:

Mondays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Tuesdays: 1-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-noon
Thursdays: 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Augsburg Transportation survey

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Over 700 students, faculty and staff have completed the survey!

If you haven’t yet, we invite you to complete the Augsburg University Transportation Survey. The link is in an email sent to everyone – and also below. The survey should take about 10-12 minutes.

Survey link: https://forms.gle/fBUDn2y8Hzmx2oqV7

The deadline to complete is Wed., Oct. 23.

The results of this survey will be used to better understand transit choices and to identify opportunities for improvements in transit options. Your feedback is critical as we strive to understand all of the different ways Augsburg employees/students are getting to work.

On behalf of the Augsburg Transit Task Force – thank you.

Event Announcements

Sankofa Series: Towards an African Education

submitted by dinku@augsburg.edu

THE SANKOFA SERIES: TOWARDS AN AFRICAN EDUCATION
FOSS CENTER (CHAPEL), AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY
OCTOBER 21, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Sankofa series is a community gathering and conversation on the recently published book, Towards an African Education: Selected Writings on the Education and Development of Children of African Heritage edited by Mahmoud El-Kati. In this publication, ten educators-scholars-activists share their enlightening, relevant and thought-provoking essays on this topic.

The event will be keynoted by Haki Madhubuti, founder of Third World Press. Program attendants will receive a free copy of Towards an African Education and will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue on African centered education.

If you have any questions please contact Hana Dinku at dinku@augsburg.edu

What are human rights?

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Not so sure? Watch this youtube video to get a sense of the different human rights areas and definitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XXGF_V8_7M

……then secure your FREE registration to the The Human Rights Forum. We promise that the event will teach you a lot more about human rights globally and locally. And ALL the sessions are aligned with our class schedule which makes it easy to attend!

As of today, 357 of your fellow Auggies have already signed up and the seats are filling up!

For more details, please visit our websites: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Contact us (extension 1378) for questions, ideas and comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Free Registration

Focused Conversations on Student Success: Next week

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Chief Student Success Officer Katie Bishop will facilitate a discussion on the university’s efforts to support student success and progress toward completion.

October 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)
October 23, 2-3 p.m. (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)

NOTE: Location has changed from previous A-mail messages. These are the correct locations.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands

Office Hours with your Deans – Nov 5

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.

The Next Sessions will take place:

Tuesday, November 5 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby

One-to-One Relational Meetings Training

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

If you want to create change, few things are more important as one-to-one relational meetings. One-to-ones are at the heart of community organizing and leadership. These conversations are about establishing a public relationship with someone, and sharing stories as a way to understand their motivations and self interests. They can uncover common values and interests that might lead to collaborative work in support of the change you are trying to create. This mix of personal, sometimes intimate knowledge leading to public action holds unique value. Participants in this Sabo Center workshop will learn and practice one-to-one relationship building for organizing and public work.

Thursday, October 31
3:40-5 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

This training will be led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

1:1 Relational Meeting Training

Seminary and Divinity School Day November 7

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

A day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options. This year’s theme is “Vocation at the Thresholds”.

Students of all denominations welcome! We hope to have 12-15 divinity schools and seminaries represented.

Schedule for Thursday, November 7th is:

9:30 am Check-in/ Registration
10:00 am Welcome, Introductions & Opening Devotion
10:45 am Table Time for Seminary Representatives & Students
11:30 am Chapel Worship
12:00 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker Melissa Pohlman ’00,
Pastor for Community Ministry, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
1:15 pm More Table Time
2:15 pm Departure

Seminary and Divinity Day is a collaboration between Campus Ministry at Augsburg University and Gustavus Adolphus College. We are meeting in Foss Hall at Augsburg.

If you have questions, contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1732.

Students who would like to attend the day should register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4NOxwjzuuP968cp4yirNnq9jDJgKB8u1DAChYcuwLouW9pg/viewform. A free lunch is included to those who register by October 31.

We hope you will join us.

More information

Flu Shot Clinic scheduled for Oct. 31

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Yes it is Halloween but we have a treat for anyone wanting a flu shot! The MN Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus on Thursday 10/31 from 11:00 an – 12:30 pm in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Residence Hall) administering flu shots. Most insurances are accepted or $39 cash or check. Please bring photo ID and your insurance card for the walk-in appointments. Questions call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Stay healthy and get your flu shot.

Disability Speaker Matthew Weed

submitted by pike@augsburg.edu

“Overcoming Challenges Through Determination, Discipline and Community Building” Please join us for time with advocate Matthew Reed, who is blind, as he discusses how he has navigated a full life advancing research and support systems for others. The evening begins at 7 pm Monday October 21st and is co-hosted with Augsburg’s CLASS Office and the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest. Hagfors 150B. Light snacks are provided and the event is free.

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