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Temporary Change to Escort Policy

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In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the campus community Public Safety will be suspending all vehicle escorts until further notice. Public Safety staff will still be providing walking escorts on campus, as well as to Fairview-Riverside Hospital and the People’s Center Riverside facilities.

If you are feeling ill and are not able to walk with Public Safety staff to Fairview or the People’s Center, you should still contact Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and we will have emergency medical services (ambulance service) assist in transporting you to the proper healthcare facility.

We will reassess this temporary policy change on 3/30/2020. Any questions about this temporary policy change should be directed to

Teaching and Learning

Online Alternative Teaching Strategy Workshops Next Week

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In order to assist instructors with preparing to provide alternative modes of teaching in the coming weeks, the E-Learning team is hosting the following online workshops. Please note, ALL of the sessions can be accessed using the link below.
Monday, March 23rd
– 10 am CST Zoom for Beginners (1 hour)
– 11:30 am Redesigning Your weekly class schedule in Moodle (30 min)
– 1:00 pm CST VoiceThread (1 hour)

Tuesday, March 24th
– 10 am CST Intermediate Zoom (30 minutes)
– 1 pm CST Quizzing (1 hour)

Wednesday, March 25th
– 10 am CST Zoom for Beginners (1 hour)
– 1 pm CST VoiceThread (1 hour)
– 3 pm CST Student Zoom (30 minutes)

Thursday, March 26th
– 10 am CST Intermediate Zoom (30 minutes)
– 11 am CST Redesigning Your weekly class schedule in Moodle (30 min)
– 1 pm CST Online Discussions (1 hour)
– 8 pm CST Student Zoom (30 minutes)

Friday, March 27th
– 10 am CST Zoom for Beginners (1 hour)

General Announcements

Apply for the LEAD Fellows Internship-Fall 2020

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The application for LEAD Fellows Interns for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open!

The LEAD Fellows program is a great opportunity for students to develop their own leadership and civic agency through gaining meaningful work experience in community-focused organizations. LEAD Fellows have the support of a cohort of peers and Sabo Center staff as they discover what it means to be engaged citizens and critical thinkers. Fellows commit to bi-weekly meetings with the cohort as well as 2 (2 day) retreats annually, and can work up to 20 hours a week at their LEAD placement during the academic year.

Eligible students will be in their 1st or 2nd year with at least 2 years left in undergrad here at Augsburg, and interested in leadership development and social change work. The application will remain open through the week of April 6th.

Apply Here

Support for Coping with COVID-19

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The Center for Wellness & Counseling is working on transitioning our services to remote formats in order to continue supporting the Augsburg student body during these challenging times. Please look for communication from CWC if you have an upcoming appointment scheduled. Additional information will be available shortly for the rest of the campus community.

In the interim, our phone counseling services will be available 24 hours a day between now and next Wednesday morning, 3/25/20, to support students with anything you are struggling with- from urgent matters to just needing “someone to talk to.” This can be accessed by contacting our main number- 612-330-1707, and selecting option 1. This will allow you to connect directly with a licensed mental health counselor anytime our center is closed.

More information on health care (particularly if you are uninsured) and emotional coping can be found on our webpage, Coping with the Coronavirus (please see link below).

Your safety and well being is our highest priority. More information regarding support options will be available soon.

With deep care,
The CWC Staff

CWC Coping with the Coronavirus Webpage

Status Update on Canceled Augsburg Events

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On Monday, March 16 the Minnesota Department of Health shared new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19—and as those guidelines remain in place—University Events has been working with our campus partners to address bringing Augsburg events into compliance.

As of Tuesday night, we’ve contacted all event hosts with events through April 18 and some—for which event hosts reached out to us proactively—for later in April. If you have an event scheduled prior to April 18 and haven’t heard from your planner please reach out to them. If you are hosting an event know you can independently cancel your event. If you decide to cancel your event please notify your planner as soon as possible so they can assist with navigating the cancellation.

There are three alternatives we are discussing with event hosts:

1. Live Stream / Video Conference (or other alternate modality) – Some events can be conducted online, via conference call, or in other ways that do not require face-to-face interaction.

2. Postpone – For events that will be postponed, we are asking event hosts to hold off on rescheduling for specific future dates at this time. Augsburg will be monitoring the situation and University Events will be in touch with updates about rescheduling.

3. Cancel – Many events won’t be able to be rescheduled for a number of reasons.

We know that many of these cancellations, postponements, and adjustments are and will be disappointing for our campus community, the event hosts, other participants, and our valued community partners. We share in that sorrow, but also know that all of us are doing what we must to promote good health and protect the most vulnerable within our community and among our neighbors.

Please reach out to your assigned event planner or me with questions or concerns.


Sarah Cash-Darvell


Important Human Resources and Payroll Information

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The Human Resources/Payroll office has moved to remote operations as of Thursday, March 19 and will operate remotely until further notice. Office hours remain Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. There will be no disruption to the payroll cycle.

IMPORTANT: Hourly staff and student employees MUST enter hours in the timekeeping system on each day worked rather than record time at the end of the pay period. Paper timesheets should not be used except on rare occasions. If using paper timesheets, they may be scanned and submitted to their supervisor, who will approve by email and will forward to Payroll. The deadline for timesheets is 2:00 PM on Monday, March 23. Supervisors must approve timesheets online by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 24.

Important payroll dates to remember:
Pay period March 8 – March 21 (ends on Saturday)
Monday March 23 – 2:00 pm timesheet deadline – system is LOCKED
Tuesday March 24 10:00 – Supervisor approval deadline
Friday March 27 – Payday

Please continue to have conversations with your supervisors and senior leadership as they will have the most up to date information as things change. We will also continue to update A-mail as necessary, but do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions.

Contact Human Resources,, with any questions or forms needed regarding employment and benefit needs.

Contact Payroll,, with any questions or forms needed regarding Kronos, Payroll, Tax and Direct Deposit.

Thank you!

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