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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.

Teaching and Learning

CTL Back to School Days are Here

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

To kick off the new academic year IN PERSON, CTL is hosting several Back-to-School Days for Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th (see “live” program below). The goal of the Back-to-School Days sessions is to primarily focus on “just-in-time” topics that can be immediately put to use in your upcoming Fall courses. All sessions are held in Hagfors (HC250 and HC263) and coffee and snacks will be provided!. Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions and workshops are open to and welcome all Augsburg faculty, staff, and administration.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this event, please contact Events (events@augsburg.edu) or CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu). .

Please Note: Adjunct instructors who are covered by the CBA between Augsburg and SEIU, Local 284 are eligible to receive a stipend for attending Back-to-School Days sessions! Please go to the CTL website under “Grants and Travel Funds” for more information.

CTL Back-to-School Days Program (continuously updated)

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

General Announcements

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

Study Abroad and ISSS Have Moved to Science Hall 110 and 112

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

The Study Abroad & Away and ISSS offices have moved!

We are now located in Science Hall 110 and 112, just around the corner from Student Financial Services. Come stop by to see our new space and learn more about off-campus opportunities as well as services for international students!

Questions? Contact us at abroad@augsburg.edu or isss@augsburg.edu

Auggie Passes Available for Pickup

submitted by fettingm@augsburg.edu

All day undergraduate students are encouraged to pick up an Auggie Pass now available in the library, during their business hours. The Auggie Pass is an unlimited use transit pass funded through the Augsburg Day Student Government Green Fee.

More information can be found on the Auggie Pass web page and students are encouraged to contact Mike Fetting (fettingm@augsburg.edu) if they have any questions, concerns or feedback on the Auggie Pass program.

Auggie Pass FAQs

Note: When Requesting Changes to Your Personal Information (e.g. Benefits, Tax, Bank Account)

submitted by parkso@augsburg.edu

There have been phishing that attempt to change or steal personal information by impersonating employees using specific job titles and plausible email signatures.

Human Resources has been committed to establishing practices for identity verification and preventing these phishing scams. When changing or submitting your personal and sensitive information such as benefits, tax, bank account, social security numbers, etc., please follow the requests below.

• Please use the appropriate forms on the HR website (https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/)

• All form submissions and requests should be made from your @augsburg.edu email address unless there is a special circumstance.

• When sending information or forms containing sensitive information (such as SSN, driver license numbers and medical certification), please submit it through a secure link, LeapFile (https://augsburg.leapfile.net).

Interested in Being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by hussei19@augsburg.edu

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics
-Biochemistry

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.
Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2022. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

2022-2023 Stem Peer Mentoring Application for Mentors

Event Announcements

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

RSVP to an Event About College Student Food Access

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Augsburg, Hamline, and St. Kate’s conducted a student food access survey on our three campuses in Spring of 2022. Join us in person at Hamline (or virtually) on Mon, August 22nd at 11am to learn about the results of the survey and discuss campus food access.

Faculty, staff, and students from all three campuses will be in attendance.

Lunch will be provided!

Rsvp here!

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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