Pedestrian Bridge Replacement – Engagement Pop-Up This Friday

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

In 2019 a truck hit the pedestrian bridge over I-94 near the Augsburg campus, damaging it beyond repair. A temporary bridge was installed at that time. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) is now in the process of planning and designing a permanent bridge. MNDOT is hosting a “pop-up” engagement session near the bridge this Friday, July 12, from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM to gather input about the features that residents and workers in the area would like to see incorporated in the design for the new bridge. Look for the tables on the Augsburg side of the bridge, near Lot B. You can also share feedback about the bridge project by completing the online survey found on the MNDOT project page (see link below).

I-94 Pedestrian Bridge Project Page

Pedestrian Bridge Replacement – Engagement Pop-Up

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

In 2019 a truck hit the pedestrian bridge over I-94 near the Augsburg campus, damaging it beyond repair. A temporary bridge was installed at that time. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) is now in the process of planning and designing a permanent bridge. MNDOT is hosting a “pop-up” engagement session near the bridge on Friday, July 12 from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM to gather input about the features that residents and workers in the area would like to see incorporated in the design for the new bridge. Look for the tables on the Augsburg side of the bridge, near Lot B. You can also share feedback about the bridge project by completing an online survey found on the MNDOT project page (see link below).

I-94 Pedestrian Bridge Project Page

Meet with a TIAA Financial Consultant

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, wherever you might be in your retirement planning.

All meetings are confidential! And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
-Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
-Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
-How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Available Times:
Tuesday July 9th 9am – 3pm
Wednesday July 10th 9am – 3pm
Friday July 12th 9am 9am – 2pm

All meetings are in Oren Gateway Center 103
Sign up for a time at https://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353

Sign Up For Your 1:1 Financial Consultation

Meet with TIAA Financial Consultant

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, wherever you might be in your retirement planning.

All meetings are confidential! And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
-Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
-Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
-How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Available Times:
Tuesday July 9th 9am – 3pm
Wednesday July 10th 9am – 3pm
Friday July 12th 9am 9am – 2pm

All meetings are in Oren Gateway Center 103
Sign up for a time at https://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353

Sign Up For Your 1:1 Financial Consultation

TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus in July

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, wherever you might be in your retirement planning.

All meetings are confidential! And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
-Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
-Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
-How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Available Times:
Tuesday July 9th 9am – 3pm
Wednesday July 10th 9am – 3pm
Friday July 12th 9am 9am – 2pm

All meetings are in Oren Gateway Center 103
Sign up for a time at https://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353

Sign Up For Your 1:1 Financial Consultation

Foraging & Seasonal Eating Workshop

submitted by klawiter@augsburg.edu

Join us in the garden with our wonderful guides, Vanessa & Jimbo, and learn all about edible weeds, berries and in-season fruits & vegetables! We will have a translator there and a few handouts for people to take home. Everyone is invited, no need to RSVP.

Wednesday June 26th from 5-7pm
Meet at Community Garden (northwest side of Hagsfor)

TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus in July

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, wherever you might be in your retirement planning.

All meetings are confidential! And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
-Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
-Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
-How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Available Times:
Tuesday July 9th 9am – 3pm
Wednesday July 10th 9am – 3pm
Friday July 12th 9am 9am – 2pm

All meetings are in Oren Gateway Center 103
Sign up for a time at https://www.tiaa.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353

Sign Up For Your 1:1 Financial Consultation

Our Streets Twin Cities Boulevard Rally TOMORROW

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Our Streets will present the findings of the Reimagining I-94 report, which evaluated possibilities for restoring part of the interstate into a community boulevard with new affordable housing, local businesses and parks.

MnDOT’s project evalution process is broken, and many of the Political Advisory Committee members have outlined demands in response to the Reimagining I-94 report.

MnDOT responded to the demands saying they will not commit to any of them. We are hosting a rally at the MnDOT Commissioner’s office to ask that they listen to community and elected representatives.

Your voice and support is needed. Join us!
Thursday Jun 13, 2024 ⋅ 4pm – 6:30pm
State Capitol, 395 John Ireland Blvd, St Paul, MN 55155, USA

Learn more about the Boulevard option for I-94 here: https://www.ourstreetsmn.org/2024/03/21/converting_stretch_of_i94_to_boulevard_offers_many_benefits/

Visit this Virtual Public History Museum to learn how Cedar-Riverside has been effected by I-94: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/5b59c747a09c4829bf7d0f74a8804c8e

For more information, visit https://www.ourstreetsmn.org/

Our Streets Twin Cities Boulevard Rally Thursday

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Our Streets will present the findings of the Reimagining I-94 report, which evaluated possibilities for restoring part of the interstate into a community boulevard with new affordable housing, local businesses and parks.

MnDOT’s project evalution process is broken, and many of the Political Advisory Committee members have outlined demands in response to the Reimagining I-94 report.

MnDOT responded to the demands saying they will not commit to any of them. We are hosting a rally at the MnDOT Commissioner’s office to ask that they listen to community and elected representatives.

Your voice and support is needed. Join us!
Thursday Jun 13, 2024 ⋅ 4pm – 6:30pm
State Capitol, 395 John Ireland Blvd, St Paul, MN 55155, USA

Learn more about the Boulevard option for I-94 here: https://www.ourstreetsmn.org/2024/03/21/converting_stretch_of_i94_to_boulevard_offers_many_benefits/
Visit this Virtual Public History Museum to learn how Cedar-Riverside has been effected by I-94: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/5b59c747a09c4829bf7d0f74a8804c8e

For more information, visit https://www.ourstreetsmn.org/

Owámniyomni Interpretive Tour June 10, 2024

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Owámniyomni (St. Anthony Falls) has been a place of profound spiritual and cultural significance for Dakota and other Indigenous people for countless generations, yet most people raised in Minnesota know nothing of this long history.

Join Barry Hand, Owámniyomni Okhódayapi program director, for a 60-minute guided site visit of the Falls and the Upper Lock. Learn about Dakota lifeways, the significance of the River, and the Mní Sóta Dakota Tribes’ vision for cultural and environmental restoration.

To register for the tour please visit: https://thefalls.app.neoncrm.com/nx/portal/neonevents/events#/events/41

This tour is open to the public. Private tours are available for school groups, non-profit organizations, corporations and government agencies. Contact info@owamniyomni.org to schedule.

Community Paint Day at The Cedar This Saturday – Register Now

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Cedar Cultural Center is hosting a free, family-friendly community event happening in Cedar-Riverside this Saturday. In celebration of our 35th anniversary as a nonprofit music venue on the West Bank of Minneapolis, The Cedar commissioned two brilliant artists – Leslie Barlow and Hibaaq Ibrahim – to design and install a mural on an exterior wall.

This Saturday, June 8, The Cedar and West Bank Business Association will host a Community Paint Day. Leslie and Hibaaq will take off their artist hats and put on their teaching hats, inviting community members to participate in the creation of the mural. With music provided by Douala Sol Collective as well as snacks and beverages, it’s sure to be a great kickoff to summer.

Visit the event page to learn more and register: https://www.thecedar.org/events/community-paint-day

Staff Union Picnic: TODAY, 5/23 at Noon in Murphy Square

submitted by rohlfsen@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a Staff Union picnic on Thursday, May 23rd starting at noon at the picnic tables in Murphy Square. Please bring your own lunch and a snack or dessert to share. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together and kick off a successful bargaining season. We hope to see you there!

Social Work Student Party: TONIGHT

submitted by premob@augsburg.edu

Social Work Students:

Bring your good vibes to Bauhaus in NE Minneapolis –

Address: 1315 Tyler St. NE (MPLS, MN)
Date & Time: May 23rd, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 pm

NASW-MN’s Student Affinity group invites you for a casual end-of-the year gathering of BSW, MSW, and DSW Students from around the state – a great chance to network and mingle with others entering the field of social work.

Not an NASW Member? No problem!
Meet current members & learn how to join!

See you there!

Please reach out with any questions:
Bryce Premo
premob@augsburg.edu

Somali Youth Summit – May 25

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

In partnership with Daryeel Youth, Augsburg is hosting the 2024 Somali Youth Summit on Saturday, May 25 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Hagfors Center. The annual summit is a transformative youth event focused on collective healing, empowerment, and spiritual tools for resilience. The focus of this year’s summit will be on community solutions related to the opioid crisis, mental health concerns, and gun violence. Najeeba Syeed, Executive Director of Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute, will be the keynote speaker.

Daryeel Youth

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

All staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education conference for free.

The 2024 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 8-10.

Each year, members of Lutheran colleges gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.The theme of the 2024 conference is “Educational Access: Lutheran Roots, Contemporary Practices“

The conference is open to all persons from ELCA colleges and universities, but persons should attend who have a campus responsibility for or interest in the mission of their institution and its place within the Lutheran intellectual tradition in higher education.

The keynote presentation for this conference is “Access, Accessibility, and Change: Navigating Leadership in the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education” given by Emma Jones, Executive Vice President / Owner of Credo. A higher education professional since 2002, Emma (she/her) is a storyteller, strategist, speaker, writer, and editor.

Contact Grace Robinson at grace.robinson@elca.org for more information.

You can use this link to REGISTER FOR THE 2024 VOLHE CONFERENCE

Social Work Student Affinity Group

submitted by premob@augsburg.edu

Social Work Students:

NASW-MN’s Student Affinity group invites you for a casual end-of-the year gathering of BSW, MSW, and DSW Students – a great chance to network and mingle with others entering the field of social work.

Where: Bauhaus – 1315 Tyler St. NE (MPLS, MN)
Date & Time: May 23rd, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 pm

Not an NASW Member? No problem!
Meet current members & learn how to join!

Staff Union Picnic Lunch: This Thursday, May 23 at Noon in Murphy Square

submitted by rohlfsen@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a Staff Union picnic on Thursday, May 23rd starting at noon at the picnic tables in Murphy Square. Please bring your own lunch and a snack or dessert to share. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together and kick off a successful bargaining season. We hope to see you there!

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

All staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education conference for free.

The 2024 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 8-10.

Each year, members of Lutheran colleges gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.The theme of the 2024 conference is “Educational Access: Lutheran Roots, Contemporary Practices“

The conference is open to all persons from ELCA colleges and universities, but persons should attend who have a campus responsibility for or interest in the mission of their institution and its place within the Lutheran intellectual tradition in higher education.

The keynote presentation for this conference is “Access, Accessibility, and Change: Navigating Leadership in the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education” given by Emma Jones, Executive Vice President / Owner of Credo. A higher education professional since 2002, Emma (she/her) is a storyteller, strategist, speaker, writer, and editor.

Contact Grace Robinson at grace.robinson@elca.org for more information.

You can use this link to REGISTER FOR THE 2024 VOLHE CONFERENCE

Social Work Student Affinity Group

submitted by premob@augsburg.edu

Social Work Students:

NASW-MN’s Student Affinity group invites you for a casual end-of-the year gathering of BSW, MSW, and DSW Students – a great chance to network and mingle with others entering the field of social work.

Where: Bauhaus – 1315 Tyler St. NE (MPLS, MN)
Date & Time: May 23rd, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 pm

Not an NASW Member? No problem!
Meet current members & learn how to join!

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

All staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education conference for free.

The 2024 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 8-10.

Each year, members of Lutheran colleges gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.The theme of the 2024 conference is “Educational Access: Lutheran Roots, Contemporary Practices“

The conference is open to all persons from ELCA colleges and universities, but persons should attend who have a campus responsibility for or interest in the mission of their institution and its place within the Lutheran intellectual tradition in higher education.

The keynote presentation for this conference is “Access, Accessibility, and Change: Navigating Leadership in the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education” given by Emma Jones, Executive Vice President / Owner of Credo. A higher education professional since 2002, Emma (she/her) is a storyteller, strategist, speaker, writer, and editor.

Contact Grace Robinson at grace.robinson@elca.org for more information.

You can use this link to REGISTER FOR THE 2024 VOLHE CONFERENCE

Staff Union Picnic: Thursday, May 23 at Noon, Murphy Square

submitted by rohlfsen@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a Staff Union picnic on Thursday, May 23rd starting at noon at the picnic tables in Murphy Square. Please bring your own lunch and a snack or dessert to share. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together and kick off a successful bargaining season. We hope to see you there!

TODAY: Focused Conversation on FY2024–25 Budget

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to May Focused Conversation at noon today. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Coskran will present an overview of Augsburg’s budget development process and financial targets for FY2024–25.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on FY2024–25 Budget

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to May Focused Conversation tomorrow at noon. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Coskran will present an overview of Augsburg’s budget development process and financial targets for FY2024–25.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

All staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education conference for free.

The 2024 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 8-10.

Each year, members of Lutheran colleges gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.The theme of the 2024 conference is “Educational Access: Lutheran Roots, Contemporary Practices“

The conference is open to all persons from ELCA colleges and universities, but persons should attend who have a campus responsibility for or interest in the mission of their institution and its place within the Lutheran intellectual tradition in higher education.

The keynote presentation for this conference is “Access, Accessibility, and Change: Navigating Leadership in the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education” given by Emma Jones, Executive Vice President / Owner of Credo. A higher education professional since 2002, Emma (she/her) is a storyteller, strategist, speaker, writer, and editor.

Contact Grace Robinson at grace.robinson@elca.org for more information.

You can use this link to REGISTER FOR THE 2024 VOLHE CONFERENCE

Thursday: Focused Conversation on FY2024–25 Budget

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to May Focused Conversation on Thursday, May 16. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Coskran will present an overview of Augsburg’s budget development process and financial targets for FY2024–25.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

This Thursday: Focused Conversation on FY2024–25 Budget

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to May Focused Conversation on Thursday, May 16. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Coskran will present an overview of Augsburg’s budget development process and financial targets for FY2024–25.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Reception to Honor Retiring English Faculty on Sunday

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

In honor of retiring faculty members Bob Cowgill, John Schmit, and Mzenga Wanyama, the English department is hosting a reception on May 12 from 4-6 p.m. in the Foss Atrium.

The celebration is open to everyone! Please spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested in attending.

This will be a pre-dinner affair, with snacks and drinks. It’s a potluck-style event, so if you’re able to bring something small to share, please do.

Staff Union Picnic – Thursday, 5/23/24 at Noon

submitted by rohlfsen@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a Staff Union picnic on Thursday, May 23rd starting at noon at the picnic tables in Murphy Square. Please bring your own lunch and a snack or dessert to share. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together and kick off a successful bargaining season. We hope to see you there!

Next Week: Focused Conversation on FY2024–25 Budget

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to May Focused Conversation on Thursday, May 16. Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Coskran will present an overview of Augsburg’s budget development process and financial targets for FY2024–25.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Reception to Honor Retiring English Faculty

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

In honor of retiring faculty members Bob Cowgill, John Schmit, and Mzenga Wanyama, the English department is hosting a reception on May 12 from 4-6 p.m. in the Foss Atrium.

The celebration is open to everyone! Please spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested in attending.

This will be a pre-dinner affair, with snacks and drinks. It’s a potluck-style event, so if you’re able to bring something small to share, please do.

Staff and Faculty Social Hour TODAY – Big Fun Increases with Free Pizza

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Join us at the WORLD FAMOUS, historic Palmer’s Bar at 500 Cedar Avenue on Thursday at the close of our Days in May workshops, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Meet new peeps, celebrate the end of the semester, air some grievances, enjoy some delicious cold press coffee, Heggie’s Pizza (THE BEST), and any other beverages of your choice. The Prez has generously offered to buy us some eats and drinks! Come and get em’!!!

If you like, fill out this form so we know how many to plan for (we’ve got a couple of tables reserved at the moment): https://forms.gle/wK3nEANXcW661YzE8

Or, JUST SHOW UP! It’s casual! Please feel free to reach out to Jenean Gilmer with any questions!

Retirement Party – English Faculty

submitted by clarks@augsburg.edu

To honor and celebrate retiring English faculty members Robert Cowgill, John Schmit, and Mzenga Wanyama, we will be gathering in the Foss Atrium on Sunday, May 12 from 4-6 pm. This will be a pre-dinner affair, with some light snacks and drinks on hand. If you’d like to bring something to add to the table, please do. But nothing is necessary other than your company and a desire to help celebrate Bob, John, and Mzenga. See you there!

Big Fun at Staff and Faculty Social Hour This Thursday

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

STAFF & FACULTY SOCIAL HOUR THIS THURSDAY BIG FUN!!!!!!

Join us at the WORLD FAMOUS, historic Palmer’s Bar at 500 Cedar Avenue on Thursday at the close of our Days in May workshops, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Meet new peeps, celebrate the end of the semester, air some grievances, enjoy some delicious cold press coffee, Heggie’s Pizza (THE BEST), and any other beverages of your choice (sadly, on your own dime–we’re broke!).

If you like, fill out this form so we know how many to plan for (we’ve got a couple of tables reserved at the moment): https://forms.gle/wK3nEANXcW661YzE8

Or, JUST SHOW UP! It’s casual! Please feel free to reach out to Jenean Gilmer with any questions!

Reception to Honor Retiring English Faculty on Sunday

submitted by starckl@augsburg.edu

In honor of retiring faculty members Bob Cowgill, John Schmit, and Mzenga Wanyama, the English department is hosting a reception on May 12 from 4-6 p.m. in the Foss Atrium.

The celebration is open to everyone! Please spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested in attending.

This will be a pre-dinner affair, with snacks and drinks. It’s a potluck style, so if you’re able to bring something small to share, please do.

Staff: Performance Review Training Today at 11 a.m.

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Supervisors and staff are invited to participate in a training refresher session TODAY Monday May 6th at 11:00 AM via Zoom. This session is designed for those new to Augsburg or those seeking a review system refresher. We’ll cover a live demonstration along with insights into the form and process. The training will also be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Add to your calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MGxlZHJvaWVvZ3BhZnNxMDN2b2k2MzB2Y3UgdmFjaHRhQGF1Z3NidXJnLmVkdQ&tmsrc=vachta%40augsburg.edu

Join the zoom meeting: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/96209393183?pwd=MGNySm1lVk5MSW8yZkplcStpYkRKdz09

Join the Zoom Meeting

Retirement Party – English Faculty

submitted by clarks@augsburg.edu

To honor and celebrate retiring English faculty members Robert Cowgill, John Schmit, and Mzenga Wanyama, we will be gathering in the Foss Atrium on Sunday, May 12 from 4-6 pm. This will be a pre-dinner affair, with some light snacks and drinks on hand. If you’d like to bring something to add to the table, please do. But nothing is necessary other than your company and a desire to help celebrate Bob, John, and Mzenga. See you there!

TODAY: Bon Voyage to Librarians Karen Alexander, Mike Bloomberg, and Mary Hollerich

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Join us TODAY for a “bon voyage” celebration in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library from 2pm to 5pm! Come for 5 minutes, an hour, or the whole time!

We will be celebrating upcoming graduates as well as the retirement of 3 librarians: Karen Alexander, Mike Bloomberg, and Mary Hollerich. This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share (with or without a pun) or just yourselves!

Stop by as you are willing and able and we will be delighted to see you!

Exciting Announcement: Tamu Grill is Now Open for Lunch

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Exciting Announcement: Tamu Grill is now open for lunch featuring our new Fusion Bowls curated by Chef Jojo. Join us for lunch 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM this Friday-Sunday for a delicious and healthy meal at an unbeatable price of $10 per bowl. Be one of the first to taste our homemade halal beef egg rolls (free samples available). NEW HOURS: 11 am to 8 pm, Friday through Sunday.

Staff Performance Review Overview – Monday May 6

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Supervisors and staff are invited to participate in a training refresher session on Monday May 6th at 11:00 AM via Zoom. This session is designed for those new to Augsburg or those seeking a review system refresher. We’ll cover a live demonstration along with insights into the form and process. The training will also be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Add training to your calendar

Commencement Is May 8

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The 2024 commencement ceremony has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Graduates who have not already purchased regalia can do so at the bookstore by May 3.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility regarding this year’s commencement date. We’re looking forward to celebrating the class of 2024 next Wednesday!

For additional information, please visit the commencement website.

TODAY: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come decompress in some greenery during Finals Week! The last First Thursday of the semester is today, May 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

Bon Voyage to Librarians Karen Alexander, Mike Bloomberg, and Mary Hollerich

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a “bon voyage” celebration in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm! Come for 5 minutes, an hour, or the whole time!

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Karen Alexander, Mike Bloomberg, and Mary Hollerich. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

What if we told you that this year, you’re not just getting ONE assessment presentation, but THREE TIMES the excitement for the same low, low price of zero dollars? Well, hold on to your tams and tassels, fellow faculty members, because this Wednesday, May 8th from 1 – 2:45pm in Oren 200 we’re hosting a series of presentations and discussions revolving around the assessment and program review work that was accomplished by programs, departments, and institutionally:

1. QR Assessment Results (1pm – 1:35pm): This year, the Assessment Committee collected data on Quantitative Reasoning from hundreds of students across a wide range of courses. During this session, we’ll use a new interactive PowerBI dashboard to examine emerging themes in this dataset, including the amount of mathematical and quantitative foundational coursework students experience, math placement scores, self-reflective assessments of their own skills and supporting experiences, and their performance on a short measure of applied problem solving skills.

2. Departmental Assessment Showcase (1:35 – 2:10pm): Departments and programs annually assess student learning and experience within their own curricular offerings. Join us for a cross-disciplinary showcase of some of the most impressive and creative approaches to assessment. As in previous years, this showcase is a great opportunity to draw inspiration from methods and approaches used by others on campus, and to learn more about the skills and backgrounds of our students.

3. Program Review Showcase (2:10 – 2:45): Do you have an upcoming program review? In this “showcase” session we will cover the basics of the program review process and hear from program directors and department chairs who recently completed an external review or are currently preparing for a review.

RSVP to this or any of the amazing Days in May events at the link below!

RSVP for Days in May events

Commencement Is May 8

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The 2024 commencement ceremony has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Graduates who have not already purchased regalia can do so at the bookstore by May 3.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility regarding this year’s commencement date. We’re looking forward to celebrating the class of 2024 next Wednesday!

For additional information, please visit the commencement website.

TOMORROW: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come decompress in some greenery during Finals Week! The last First Thursday of the semester is tomorrow, May 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

Coming Soon to a Library Near You – Bon Voyage Friday, May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a “bon voyage” celebration in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm! Come for 5 minutes, an hour, or the whole time!

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

Commencement Is May 8

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The 2024 commencement ceremony has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Graduates who have not already purchased regalia can do so at the bookstore by May 3.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility regarding this year’s commencement date. We’re looking forward to celebrating the class of 2024 next Wednesday!

For additional information, please visit the commencement website.

Tonight at 7 pm: Doug Green and Friends Read from New Book

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

Join us tonight, Tuesday, 30 April, at 7pm in Eat My Words Bookstore (Northeast Mpls) for a reading from We Look West by the Poets of the Northfield Public Library, including Professor emeritus of English Doug Green and his spouse Becky Boling, as well as Heather Candels, Steve McCown, and Julie A. Ryan. Check out the link below for more information.

Eat My Words Bookstore

End Finals with a Potluck Celebration – Bon Voyage Friday, May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a “bon voyage” celebration in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm! Come for 5 minutes, an hour, or the whole time!

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

This Week: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come decompress in some greenery during Finals Week! The last First Thursday of the semester is this week, May 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

Hey, Hey You—Come Say Bon Voyage on Friday, May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Join us for a “bon voyage” celebration that in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm!

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

This Week: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come decompress in some greenery during Finals Week! The last First Thursday of the semester is this week, May 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

Weaving Together the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg recently announced an agreement to sell the former Bethany Lutheran Church property at 2511 E. Franklin Ave. to the Somali Museum of Minnesota to develop a permanent museum facility and cultural center on the site.

Neighbors and community members are invited to attend a community gathering about the past, present, and future of 2511 E. Franklin Ave. Please join us to learn about the Somali Museum and their vision for the site. Participants will be invited to share stories about the site’s history and place in Seward.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Matthews Recreation Center
2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis

For questions about the gathering, contact krista@redesigninc.org.

RSVPs for April 27 encouraged—respond here

TODAY: HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Staff

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for staff.

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All staff and faculty
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions that may be posed during our visit in Fall 2024.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 1pm to 1:45pm
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument. The draft can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

Bon Voyage at Lindell Library—May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for a “bon voyage” celebration that we will hold in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm.

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

TODAY: HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Faculty and Staff

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for faculty and staff on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement).

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All faculty (RFT and adjunct) and staff
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions related to teaching, learning, and assessment.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 10:45am to 11:30am
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument, focusing on Criteria 3 and 4. The draft argument can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

Bon Voyage at Lindell Library—May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for a “bon voyage” celebration that we will hold in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm.

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Staff – This Friday

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for staff.

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All staff and faculty
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions that may be posed during our visit in Fall 2024.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 1pm to 1:45pm
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument. The draft can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Faculty and Staff – This Friday

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for faculty and staff on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement).

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All faculty (RFT and adjunct) and staff
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions related to teaching, learning, and assessment.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 10:45am to 11:30am
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument, focusing on Criteria 3 and 4. The draft argument can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Faculty and Staff – This Friday

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for faculty and staff on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement).

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All faculty (RFT and adjunct) and staff
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions related to teaching, learning, and assessment.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 10:45am to 11:30am
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument, focusing on Criteria 3 and 4. The draft argument can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

This Saturday—Notetakers Needed: Weaving the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Weaving the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue, Saturday, April 27

Augsburg University recently announced an agreement to sell the property to the Somali Museum of Minnesota to develop a permanent museum facility and cultural center on the former Bethany Lutheran Church site at 2511 E. Franklin Avenue.

Augsburg has worked with Redesign to identify a financially sustainable, community-serving use for the property that contributes to the vitality of the East Franklin corridor. During the 2023 legislative session, the Somali Museum was approved for state funding to advance the project.

Neighbors and community members are invited to attend a community gathering about the past, present, and future of 2511 East Franklin Avenue on Saturday, April 27, from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM at Matthews Recreation Center (2318 29th Ave. S). Please join us to learn about the Somali Museum and its vision for the site. Participants will be invited to share stories about the site’s history and place in Seward.

For questions about the gathering, contact krista@redesigninc.org.

Bon Voyage at Lindell Library—May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for a “bon voyage” celebration that we will hold in the learning commons on the first floor on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm.

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

International A Capella Extravaganza Coming Friday

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

Celebrate the end of classes at the AUGSBURG CHOIRS’ year-end concert, featuring a capella vocal harmony from the Republic of Georgia, Madagascar, Quebec, South Africa, Yiddish Ukraine, the U.S. Black sacred tradition, Renaissance England and France, and the contemporary U.S. including the world premiere of “Willow Song” for mixed voices and cello, presented in collaboration with students from Theater and Graphic Design. Welcoming guest artists Jonathan David, Sherri Orr, Jane Cords O’Hara, and The Mirandola Ensemble. Friday, April 26th, 7:30, in Hoversten Chapel.

Chapel: Communion, Music, and Readings

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a chapel service of music and readings led by student musicians. We will also celebrate communion. The musicians are Anna Colbenson, violin; Kasi Leslie, violin; Ethan Prince, cello; Rori Cheyne, harpsichord and organ; Bethany Mears, piano and organ; and Brian De Young, organ studio artist and campus ministry musician.

Completed Your Financial Aid Steps for Next Year? Let Us Know

submitted by lenze@augsburg.edu

Have you completed your financial aid steps to get ready for next academic year?! If so, come to Christensen on April 23rd and 25th from 11-12PM and receive cookies and a #Auggieready sticker!

Still need help with your FAFSA or DREAM Act Application? Reach out to student financial services to schedule an appointment!

Click Here for more information!

TODAY: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation and Next Steps

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations today at noon. Provost Paula O’Loughlin will provide an update on the implementation of the Art & Science Group recommendations to date and an overview of what’s next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Staff – This Friday

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for staff.

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All staff and faculty
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions that may be posed during our visit in Fall 2024.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 1pm to 1:45pm
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument. The draft can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation and Next Steps

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations tomorrow. Provost Paula O’Loughlin will provide an update on the implementation of the Art & Science Group recommendations to date and an overview of what’s next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

ACTC BIPOC Faculty and Staff Gathering

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to a community-building event for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) among the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) member institutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. and will be held at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus in the Anderson Student Center, South Woulfe Alumni Hall (ASC 378S).

Email Dr. Bryana French, bryana.french@stthomas.edu with questions.

Co-sponsored by STEM Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Faculty Development.

RSVP HERE

Chapel: Christensen Scholars

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am for a chapel service led by the Christensen Scholars. The Christensen Scholars are a group of academically accomplished students who share an interest in the theological and practical exploration of Christian community and vocation. Students will share their answers to some of the questions explored this academic year. This year’s scholars include Chiara Jirillo ’25, Theo Coval ’26, Marcia Francois ’26, Danny Ho ’25, Cynthia Faber ’24,Hamartii Hailu ’24, Natty Woldeyes ’24, and Elisa Pagan ’24.

Celebrate the End of Classes With an A Capella Extravaganza

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

Celebrate the end of classes at the AUGSBURG CHOIRS’ year-end concert, featuring vocal harmony from the Republic of Georgia, Madagascar, Quebec, South Africa, Yiddish Ukraine, the U.S. Black sacred tradition, Renaissance England and France, and the contemporary U.S. including the world premiere of “Willow Song” for mixed voices and cello, presented in collaboration with students from Theater and Graphic Design. Welcoming guest artists Jonathan David, Sherri Orr, Jane Cords O’Hara, and The Mirandola Ensemble. Friday, April 26th, 7:30, in Hoversten Chapel.

Earth Month: Film Screening and Community Discussion on Tuesday

submitted by haskella@augsburg.edu

Come join us as we invite St. Paul-based Filmmaker, Community Organizer, and Emmy Award Recipient Francisco Sánchez to our community here at Augsburg. Come and join us for a community dialogue about grassroots movements centered on the respect and bounded liberation of Mother Earth and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

This event will take place at the East Commons at Augsburg University on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the community!

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5jN773RILD/

Late Night Breakfast Is TONIGHT

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

The Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Dining Services are excited to host the Spring 2024 Late Night Breakfast! Join us at The Commons on Monday, April 22 from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

The menu will consist of a kale and sweet potato egg bake, scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast, halal beef sausage patties, pork sausage links, hash brown potato triangles, assorted pastries, flavored coffee station (decaf and regular), ice cream station, and Tiger Sushi.

All student attendees will be entered into a raffle for a Sonos Smart Speaker (not Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones as previously advertised—we apologize for the confusion).

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/10037505

This Wednesday: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation and Next Steps

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations on Wednesday, April 24. Provost Paula O’Loughlin will provide an update on the implementation of the Art & Science Group recommendations to date and an overview of what’s next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Weaving Together the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg recently announced an agreement to sell the former Bethany Lutheran Church property at 2511 E. Franklin Ave. to the Somali Museum of Minnesota to develop a permanent museum facility and cultural center on the site.

Neighbors and community members are invited to attend a community gathering about the past, present, and future of 2511 E. Franklin Ave. Please join us to learn about the Somali Museum and their vision for the site. Participants will be invited to share stories about the site’s history and place in Seward.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Matthews Recreation Center
2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis

For questions about the gathering, contact krista@redesigninc.org.

RSVPs for April 27 encouraged—respond here

Join Us for Late Night Breakfast on Monday

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

The Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Dining Services are excited to host the Spring 2024 Late Night Breakfast! Join us at The Commons on Monday, April 22 from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

The menu will consist of a kale and sweet potato egg bake, scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast, halal beef sausage patties, pork sausage links, hash brown potato triangles, assorted pastries, flavored coffee station (decaf and regular), ice cream station, and Tiger Sushi.

All student attendees will be entered into a raffle for Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones!

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/10037505

Intercollegiate Film Festival—Congratulations Alondra Alamilla and Savanna Gorbunow

submitted by rjohnson@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to Alondra Alamilla, Savanna Gorbunow, and alumni Max Helmueller whose work will be screening at the 2024 Intercollegiate Film Festival (IFF) hosted by Twin Cities Film Festival! Please join us on Thursday, April 25th, 7pm to celebrate their work!

Intercollegiate Film Festival
April 25th, 7pm
ShowPlace ICON Theatres
1625 West End Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 5541
Cost: $13

Intercollegiate Film Festival Website

Next Week: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation Update and Next Steps

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations on Wednesday, April 24. Provost Paula O’Loughlin will provide an update on the implementation of the Art & Science Group recommendations to date and an overview of what’s next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

ACTC BIPOC Faculty and Staff Gathering

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to a community-building event for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) among the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) member institutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. and will be held at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus in the Anderson Student Center, South Woulfe Alumni Hall (ASC 378S).

Email Dr. Bryana French, bryana.french@stthomas.edu with questions.

Co-sponsored by STEM Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Faculty Development.

RSVP HERE

Late Night Breakfast Is Around the Corner

submitted by johnsok@augsburg.edu

The Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Dining Services are excited to host the Spring 2024 Late Night Breakfast! Join us at The Commons on Monday, April 22 from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

The menu will consist of a kale and sweet potato egg bake, scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast, halal beef sausage patties, pork sausage links, hash brown potato triangles, assorted pastries, flavored coffee station (decaf and regular), ice cream station, and Tiger Sushi.

All student attendees will be entered into a raffle for Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones!

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/10037505

Earth Month: Film Screening and Community Discussion

submitted by haskella@augsburg.edu

Come join us as we invite St. Paul-based Filmmaker, Community Organizer, and Emmy Award Recipient Francisco Sánchez to our community here at Augsburg. Come and join us for a community dialogue about grassroots movements centered on the respect and bounded liberation of Mother Earth and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

This event will take place at the East Commons at Augsburg University on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the community!

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5jN773RILD/

TODAY: Focused Conversation on Schwartz School of the Arts

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the first of two April Focused Conversations today, April 18. Associate Professor Christopher Houltberg will provide an update on plans for the John N. Schwartz School of the Arts.

Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Drum Workshop 4/18 at 7 p.m.

submitted by mendezm@augsburg.edu

“Afro-Indigenous Rhythms: A Bilingual Drumming and Percussion Workshop with Jonathan Alarcon”

April 18th from 7-8:30pm
Anderson Music Hall M2 Band Room

About Jonathan: “Jonathan Alarcón is a professional drummer in a wide range of musical styles, with his first love being jazz. He is well known as a session drummer and teacher and has toured in Mexico, South America, Europe, Taiwan and Japan with Hibridúz, the jazz band that he co-founded in 2005. In the last few years Jonathan has spent time studying and collaborating with the Garifuna drumming master Chichimán. His experiences in the Garífuna community have inspired him to become a spokesperson for the Garifuna and to highlight their strength and resilience in the face of on-going repression and social injustices. He is now sharing presentations in various universities focused on the importance of recognizing the unique characteristics of this afro-indigenous community.”

In this drumming workshop, Jonathan will lead participants on an exploration of the drumming patterns and unique characteristics of Garífuna musical styles.

All are welcomed to attend!