Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Indoor Mask Requirement Lifted; Campus Buildings Remain on Fob Access

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As previously announced, Augsburg’s campus-wide indoor mask requirement ended last weekend. If we experience an outbreak of cases on campus, we may temporarily reinstate the indoor mask policy until case rates subside.

As we transition through the summer, working to get as many people vaccinated as possible, there may still be some situations on campus where masks will be required given the particulars of the situation (e.g., large groups with off-campus participants). In those cases, the mask requirement will be communicated to participants in advance to make sure people come prepared to wear a mask.

Of course, any individual who chooses to continue to wear a mask indoors (or outdoors) on campus may continue to do so. The CDC does recommend that unvaccinated people wear masks, as they remain at risk for contracting COVID-19, including newer, more infectious variants.

At this time, campus buildings remain on fob access only for students, faculty, and staff and temporary signs have been posted as a reminder.
Future building fob access is under review and an update will be shared with any changes. Meanwhile, if you need assistance entering a campus building, contact Augsburg’s Public Safety Department at 612-330-1717.

Teaching and Learning

Next Week’s CRES Candidate Presentations

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We have two more candidates for the CRES Latine/x Studies faculty position participating in final interviews next week. Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate in either or both the teaching presentation and the scholarship presentations of these finalists (held via Zoom).

Tues., July 6 – Candidate #2
1:00 pm – scholarship presentation

Wed., July 7 – Candidate #2
10:30 am – teaching demonstration

Thurs., July 8 – Candidate #3
1:30 pm – scholarship presentation

Fri., July 8 – Candidate #3
11:00 am – teaching demonstration

If you are interested in attending any of these presentations, please email Judi Green (, and I will send you a calendar invitation with the Zoom link.

Feedback Form for CRES Black/Africana Studies Candidates

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Thank you to the many faculty, staff, and students who joined our recent candidates for one or more of their interviews. The search committee would greatly appreciate your feedback on these candidates. If you would like to provide feedback, please feel free to use the form below.

CRES Candidate Feedback Form

General Announcements

Jamie Randall ’14 ’19 Farewell

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Today, June 30, 2021 will be Jamie Randall ’14 ’19, Director of American Indian Student Services last day as she will be transitioning out of Augsburg. She will be taking her passion and dedication to student learning to Inver Hills Community College. We wish her well as she moves on to new teaching opportunities. Until a replacement is named, please contact Hli Vang, Assistant Dean of Students at

Farewell to Maxwell Poessnecker

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Max Poessnecker, Director of LGBTQIA+ Student Services and Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Coordinator, submitted his notice of resignation effective Friday, June 18. We thank Max for his dedication to our LGBTQIA+ students and to the many others with whom he worked during his two years at Augsburg. We wish Max the very best as he moves on to new career opportunities.

Until a replacement is named, please contact Hli Vang, Assistant Dean of Students at if you have questions related to LGBTQIA+ student support, or Joanne K. Reeck, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at for questions related to equity and inclusion work at Augsburg.

Joanne K. Reeck
Hli Vang

Event Announcements

Forum Webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times

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When: July 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training
Cost: Free

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Are you faced with how to engage with your employee resource group (ERG) members during these socially distanced modes of working and living? Do you find the challenges of current times are adding stress and burden to your ERG members and leaders?
This webinar shares key tips and strategies for fostering community, offering relevant programming, and building connections and support for your employee resource groups. We will expose attendees to straightforward processes that enable the engagement of members and leaders for maximum positive impact.
Participants will learn best practices from the field, engage in discussions and idea-sharing, and receive access to resources that can be utilized at their organization for immediate next steps in their own institution’s ERG strategy.

Learning Outcomes
Address current challenges around socially distance work & polarized times
Participate in idea-sharing and learning best practices of how to create connections among ERGs
Gain access to resources that will support ERGs in the workplace

Keeping Track of Auggies

Schield Gives Statistical Literacy Workshop at the US Statistics Conference

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Milo Schield, Professor Business Administration, gave an invited two-hour Statistical Literacy workshop at USCOTS: the US Conference on Teaching Statistics. Statistical literacy involves critical thinking about social statistics in the everyday media. The focus is on how everyday statistics can be influenced. Students are encouraged to look for the story behind the statistics. Schield’s workshop was well received with 125 registrations and 41 attendees. Marc Isaacson assisted. Schield is scheduled to give presentations on Statistical Literacy at the meetings of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the American Statistical Association (ASA).


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