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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Facilities Management Snow Policy and Project Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Snow Removal Procedures

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedures. We will remove snow from parking lots, city streets, and sidewalks in that order. Whenever snow removal is necessary, our goal is to have it done by 7:50 a.m.

Anyone who sees an icy patch on campus should report it to DPS at extension 1717. Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings

Ongoing Projects Are Still on Track

-The Athletic Dome is on track to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30, weather permitting. On November 24, streets adjacent to the athletic field (Butler and 23rd Avenue) will be closed to allow for supply deliveries for the project.

-Campus-wide LED lighting conversion will resume on November 29.

-The railing for Science 123 is on track to be installed in December.

For additional Facilities Management updates, visit our website listed below.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Get Your Flu Shot at the People’s Center Clinic

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

It’s important to keep up with preventive health care at all times, especially during a pandemic. Augsburg isn’t able to host a flu shot event due to staffing shortages this year, but the People’s Center Clinic on the corner of Riverside and 20th avenues is providing flu vaccinations during its open hours and welcomes members of the Augsburg community to make an appointment to get their shot.

The clinic is an easy walking distance from campus. You can schedule a time that works for your workday or class schedule. To make an appointment, call 612-332-4973 or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/schedule-a-visit

Teaching and Learning

Developing Student Writing Skills in the Disciplines, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in helping students to achieve better writing skills in your courses or across your curriculum? Join Jennifer Forsthoefel (English) and Ben Denkinger (Psychology, Assessment) on Thursday, December 2nd at 9am for a live Zoom presentation and discussion on best practices in writing instruction across disciplines. We will present data from a recent survey of over 100 Augsburg faculty on the kinds of writing they assign and how they assess it. We will also discuss best practices for writing instruction based on recommendations by the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs and the Council of Writing Program Administrators, among others. We will then evaluate new ways of building upon our students’ developing writing skills in our own disciplines and programs.

Click here to RSVP for the Zoom session

Colorism: The Daughter of Racism.

submitted by fullardj@augsburg.edu

To kick off Multicultural Life’s Monthly Dialogue Series, our Program Assistant, Jada Lewis, will be hosting our first workshop, “Colorism: The Daughter of Racism”! Through this workshop, we hope you will get the chance to dive into a topic that may be all too relatable in communities amongst BIPOC individuals. We will be exploring the meaning behind colorism and will learn from one another’s experiences as we work towards breaking down the root to this pressuring issue in our communities.

Date: Tuesday, November 23
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Marshall Room

Register through Auggie Life if you’re interested.

General Announcements

Register Your Spring Internship

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Are you doing an internship this Spring semester? If yes, don’t forget to register it for either academic credit or non-credit. Both options will help you complete the Augsburg Experience requirement. Internship registration requires filling out 2 online forms. You can access forms and instructions on our Internship Registration Guide.

Contact Sandy Tilton by emailing: strommen.internships@augsburg.edu with questions.

Internship Registration Guide

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? Use TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Student Stress and Coping Study

submitted by mccoyerp@augsburg.edu

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, political turmoil, and growing racial injustice in our country, the past year and a half have been full of unique challenges. We invite you to participate in a study examining student experiences and mental health during the pandemic and following the murder of George Floyd.

To better understand student experiences and mental health during this time, sociology professor James Vela-McConnell is conducting a study of current, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. This study involves a 20-to-30-minute, mostly multiple-choice online questionnaire which can be completed at your convenience. Participation in the questionnaire will be completely confidential, and automatically enter you into a raffle for one of three $100 gift cards, one of six $50 gift cards, or one of eight $25 gift cards from Target. A report based on this study may also be shared with the Center for Wellness and Counseling at Augsburg to allow them to better serve the mental health needs of students.

Please note that the study will close on November 24.

Take the survey here

Event Announcements

Arthur’s Senior Care – Tabling on campus

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

A representative from Arthur’s Senior Care will be on campus tabling in the lobby of the Christensen Center on Monday, November 22nd and Tuesday, November 23rd from
10:00am-1:00pm.

Arthur’s Senior Care provides exceptional assisted living and memory care in two six-person homes in Roseville and Shorview, MN. With more than 35 years of experience in Alzheimer’s care and other types of dementia, we are prepared to support people in all stages of the disease. We can also provide specialized care for clients with conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, diabetes, mobility issues, and other conditions, as well as hospice care.

Arthur’s Senior Care is staffed by ACR Homes. ACR was voted the #1 workplace in Minnesota by employees 2 of the last 4 years in the annual Star Tribune Top Workplaces survey. Being named the top workplace means you can expect upbeat, high caliber ACR staff at Arthur’s Senior Care. https://arthursresidentialcare.com/

TODAY Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102, near Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact ccharles@augsburg.edu for disability-related accommodations.

Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting Today

Coping with Finals and the Holidays – Mental Health Matters

submitted by chikkalj@augsburg.edu

Are you feeling stressed about finals and the holidays? Join Mental Health Matters November 22nd from 6-7 p.m. on Zoom. Hear from Ellie Olson, the Director of Center for Wellness and Counseling on how to cope with finals and holiday stress. We will meet Monday, November 22nd from 6-7 p.m. on Zoom for this event. https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/ Candidates for board officers will introduce themselves as well. Looking forward to seeing you there. Contact Jasmine Chikkala chikkalj@augsburg.edu for any questions. Please let us know if you need any accommodations by contacting events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91387286893?pwd=cDNBbW5Kck1XV3ZJZXdnMmQrSDd4dz09

Watch Party, Augsburg Campus Community – Advent Vespers

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

RSVP Today for the Augsburg Campus Community, Advent Vespers Watch Party

Friday, December 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Come together to celebrate Advent Vespers as an Auggie Community!
• Open to Augsburg Students, Faculty & Staff
• Light snacks and beverages will be provided
• Free, RSVP required
• We invite you to donate an item to the Augsburg-Central Health Commons – Details & suggestions are included with the RSVP link

RSVP Today!!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Solar and Carbon Neutrality Resolution

submitted by tinsleym@augsburg.edu

On 11/17/2021, ADSG passed the Solar and Carbon Neutrality Resolution proposed by EAC. The Environmental Action Committee along with the Environmental Stewardship Committee have been advocating for the implementation of solar panels on campus for years now. The goal of this resolution is to pressure administration and our institution to prioritize our carbon neutrality goals (which includes on campus solar installations) in the midst of a climate crisis, and to include student’s voices in sustainability-related initiatives around campus.

Big shout out to previous EAC officers for making such great progress. Thanks to everyone that helped write this resolution and huge thanks to all of you spreading the word about the work we do. Let’s keep demanding and advocating for these (necessary) changes!

Resolution can be found here

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