Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Teaching and Learning
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Summer hours for the fitness center and weight room are in effect:
Monday 6am – 10pm
Tuesday 6am – 10pm
Wednesday 6am – 10pm
Thursday 6am – 10pm
Friday 6am – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday Noon – 6pm
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Join other faculty to learn about trauma-informed pedagogy and ways to implement trauma-informed strategies into your fall courses. We will meet for two in-person sessions in May (16 and 18), gather on Zoom in August to share intended practices, and enjoy two meals together (in October & November). A stipend of $800 will be awarded to participants. Leaders of the working group are Jennie Diaz (Education), Mary Lowe (Religion & Batalden Faculty Scholar), and Erin Sugrue (Social Work). Please submit a short application (150-300-words) that addresses these questions: Why are you interested in participating in the trauma-informed pedagogy working group? How will learning about trauma-informed pedagogy help you better meet the needs of Augsburg’s students? Email your response to email@example.com by Saturday, May 6th. This opportunity is funded through the Batalden Faculty Scholars Program in Applied Ethics.
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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,
We want to hear from you! If you haven’t already, please complete the brief, 5-10 minute, anonymous online Goals of General Education survey:
Your responses will inform proposed revisions to our general education curriculum. Survey findings will be shared during the Days in May workshop on Wednesday, May 10th, and in a written report available at the end of May. Thank you to everyone who has responded to the survey. We appreciate your recommendations.
The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Elaine Eschenbacher, Rukia Gesaade, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit
+ Reviewed preliminary findings from the online Goals of General Education survey.
+ Met with chairs and directors. Discussed recommendations for collaboration.
May: General education revision Days in May workshop on May 10th
June: Meet with Staff leaders about general education revision
Goals of General Education Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoAiwOflRKAvn2dT7TUzdtN0s259Wvxtx40WHaAKwPc8alRg/viewform?usp=sf_link
GenEd(it) Comment Box and summary of comments received so far: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available): https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing
Please contact Stacy Freiheit, General Education Director, at email@example.com with questions.
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The following Augsburg Staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:
05/02/2023: Lead Custodian
04/27/2023: Public Safety Officer
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Even though everyday is Earth Day, Earth Month 2023 is behind us, so I just want to thank all who made this past month such a profound set of experiences and who brought their necessary sustainability perspectives to our collective work. Please share your feedback on Earth Month 2023 events by filling out the survey linked below by TODAY, Friday May 5th.
Thank you to all of our partners at Augsburg University, in our neighborhood, and broader sustainability family for helping to support these events and for bringing your necessary sustainability perspective to our collective work: ESC, EAC, AISA, Sabo Center, Environmental Studies, Augsburg Local, Lindell Library, Pan-Afrikan Student Services, ALAS, CASUS, ISAIAH, Bonner Fellows, Laune Bread, Milkweed Books, Strive Bookstore, MPCA, Sisterhood Boutique, CWC, Rebecca’s Bakery, Dining Services, Adelphi University, Department of Social Work, Biology Department, MFA Program, Marketing/Communications, Augsburg Events team, Spanish & Cross Cultural Studies, Interfaith, Campus Ministry, UMN EJ Organizers, RLife, UMACS, and Campus Kitchen. A particular thank you to Erin Sharkey, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Jonathan Alarcón and Bonfire Poets for sharing your insights, art and wisdom with Earth Month attendees.
A very important thank you and shout out to the amazing team of sustainability leaders: Alyssa Parkhurst, Annabella Castillo, Elijah Abdullah, Malachi Owens, Maya Merritt, Mercy Zou Taithul, Summer Bordon, Wren Doyle, Yousra Tinsley, Zoe Barany, and the Environmental Action Committee. Their collective leadership, equity-mindedness, authentic teamwork, wisdom, and organizing power brought their Earth Month 2023 vision into reality. This month of events showcases many of their accomplishments from their work this past year and has moved environmental sustainability work forward in profound and meaningful ways. Thank you for your leadership, stewardship, and collective action.
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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.
Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 15, 2023) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then in August before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.
If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey (https://forms.gle/jpUkovCEcqYBhsuBA) or send us an email (email@example.com) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.
We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.
We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.
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Starting May 8th, the Copy Center will switch to the Summer Hours and be open Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Shipping/Receiving will be open Monday through Friday 10am to 3pm. The Mailroom will be open Monday through Friday 10:30am to 12pm.
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Title: Find Calm in Chaos: Radical Self-Care in Uncertain Times
Date: Tues., May 9th
For a variety of reasons, employees across the globe are feeling deep levels of burnout and languishing that, for many, has led to “quiet quitting” or literal quitting. We know that these challenges are often experienced even more acutely by BIPOC and non-majority employees, who exist within systems of oppression and who are often called on to do the work of dismantling those systems in more emotionally laborious ways. Given the increasing complexity of our work, as well as the emotional toll of the last handful of years, many Augsburg employees have expressed desire for opportunity for connection, engagement, and time to prioritize professional and personal care. This session, provided with the support of President Pribbenow and the Health and Well-Being Task Force, offers space for employees to take time out of the demand for productivity to intentionally focus on the health and well-being of ourselves as individuals within the Augsburg community.
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This session is a gift of time and space to take a deep breath together in community. We explore practices of Radical Self-Care and being “awake” that help create space for wellness, and thereby interrupt the effects of toxic stress and trauma, especially related to the world pandemic and racial injustice. By the end, participants connect with themselves and others more deeply and practice healthy expressions of grief, pain, and joy. Strengthening our foundations around radical self-care can help us all show up for ourselves, our loved ones and our community.
If you need any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the University Events Department at 612.330.1104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your participation or visit.
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Yesterday, past and current Environmental Stewardship team (ESC) members gathered in the Community Garden to celebrate this year’s accomplishments, reminisce about fun times we’ve had together, eat local food, and reflect on what the work and team has meant to each of us. Thank you Alexa Carrera, Alyssa Parkhurst, Annabella Castillo, Elan Quezada Hoffman, Elijah Abdullah, Gigi Huerta Herrera, Grace Muchahary, Malachi Owens, Mercy Zou Taithul, Summer Bordon, Wren Doyle, Yousra Tinsley, and Zoe Barany for your leadership, stewardship, and collective action.
In a tradition started this year, graduates from 2022 and 2023 ESC teams planted Arikara Yellows Beans. This planting acts as a symbol of the gifts each of our graduates, Alexa, Alyssa, Elan, Gigi, Grace, Mercy, and Zoe, have given to the work of advancing environmental sustainability at Augsburg and in our neighborhood. Read more on the Sabo Blog!