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Facilities Updates: Many Moving Pieces as Fall Approaches

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

As the start of the fall semester approaches, facilities, custodial, and maintenance staff are in full swing choreographing physical space needs on campus. Residence hall room turnovers are nearly complete as we transition between summer occupancy and fall move-in. Several office moves are also in progress, including updates to suite 23 in Anderson Hall lower level to house the Minnesota Urban Debate League team and an expansion of the Human Resources team into adjacent offices on the first floor of Memorial Hall. Electrical work in Christensen Center will begin soon to support new monitors in the Einstein Bagels space.

On the other side of campus, the lights will shine more brightly over Edor Nelson Field during evening athletic contests after a recent replacement. A new sound bar will follow later in the fall. Demo and construction have also begun on a project to expand the airlock entry for the athletic dome, which will facilitate entry for larger lifts to hang interior lights.

Find more campus updates on the Facilities blog.

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Calling Artists: Donate Nature Art to Roberts Bird Sanctuary’s Upcoming Tiny Art Auction

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Please donate your original artwork to our “Tiny Roberts” art auction!

Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary is partnering with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to add an observation deck to the Roberts visitor shelter. We are raising funds this summer with the goal to complete construction after fall migration.

This observation deck will help make Roberts Bird Sanctuary more accessible to people of all abilities.

What: An auction of “tiny” original art to raise funds to build the Roberts Terrace
Where: Online
When: Submit your artwork by August 31
How: Mail artwork to Rebecca Froehlich, 2211 Riverside Ave, CB 26, Minneapolis, MN 55454
or drop off at the Roberts Visitor Shelter between 5 pm-8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Postage will be compensated).

Art Details

Subjects: Birds, mammals, plants, landscapes, fungi, nature found in Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Size: Must fit in a 9″ x 12″ bubble mailer
Media: Paintings, drawings, prints, collages, beadwork, matted or canvas-mounted photographs

Questions?

Contact tinyrobertsauction@gmail.com

Need More Dinner Hosts for Incoming International Students

submitted by bhowmikp@augsburg.edu

Greetings Faculty and Staff!

WE NEED HOSTS FOR 15 MORE STUDENTS!!!

A new semester is just around the corner, and luckily we are expecting NEW international students to join us this Fall Semester—representing countries like South Korea, Ethiopia, China, Egypt, South Africa and Norway to name a few!

And guess what? We are almost back to normal numbers for international students: 18 new incoming degree seekers, 5 transfer students, and about 11 exchange students. AMAZING!

As we collaboratively welcome this group, we plan for different experiences including a dinner potentially hosted by you—our faculty and staff members—in your home.

These events create a space for our new students to connect directly with members of our community, AND the dinner provides a time for you to learn about the incoming international students and their goals at Augsburg. It’s really a win-win situation!

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: Pick up at 5 p.m. with a return to campus around 7 p.m.

We ask that our hosts pick up students from campus and return them once dinner is completed.

COVID status: ALL the new international students coming from abroad are required to follow the CDC and MDH guidelines (see more information in the form).

Thank you!

—ISSS Team

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HR: Has Your Remote Work Plan Changed?

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Staff – has your remote work plan changed since its initial submission? If the number of days on campus has changed from your original submission please initiate a new remote work plan at http://go.augsburg.edu/remoteworkrequest

Staff and Supervisors should regularly review whether the University’s needs are being met by the remote work plan and update as necessary.

Staff only need to submit a new remote work plan if their plan has changed. There is no requirement to formally renew existing plans thru HR.

Please contact hr@augsburg.edu with questions

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Attend The 2022 Mayors Challenge: The Great NATO Debate and Support the MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited to:

MNUDL Mayors Challenge 10th Anniversary Fundraiser: The Great NATO Debate

Presented by the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University

September 22nd, 2022 | 5:00-7:45 PM at the American Swedish Institute.

With Featured Speaker Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz, and invited guests Mayor Jacob Frey & Mayor Melvin Carter.

Features of the Event:

The MNUDL is proud to present the 10th anniversary celebration of its annual fundraiser, Mayors Challenge 2022: the Great NATO Debate. We are excited to be back in person, with the beautiful American Swedish Institute as our venue.

For the past 10 years, our Mayors Challenge event has brought together education advocates from across the Twin Cities to watch our showcase debate. In this year’s debate, four debaters, who represent our partner schools across the Twin Cities, will split into two teams and debate issues related to NATO. We have also invited the ambassadors to the United States (or their official designee) from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

Register for the event today! https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/event/mnudl-mayors-challenge-2022/

Schedule:

5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.

6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz

6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors

7:00 – Ambassador Panel

7:30 – Champions of Change

7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion

Learn More and Sign Up

Get a Free Drink (On Us) Next Tuesday

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about supporting Speech & Debate in the Twin Cities should come join the MN Urban Debate League at Sociable Cider Werks on August 23rd from 4:30-6:30.

Get a free drink & snacks on us at this relaxed happy hour where you can connect with members of the MN Speech & Debate community.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocates-for-debate-happy-hour-sociable-cider-werks-tickets-383711751177

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/advocates-for-debate-happy-hour-sociable-cider-werks-tickets-383711751177

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