The Dome Returns

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Leaves are falling, birds are flying south, and it’s dark by 5:15 p.m. But the surest sign of winter arrives this week: Augsburg’s dome is going up.

Last week, athletic facilities staff undertook the multi-day process to convert Edor Nelson Field for winter use, taking down field pads, wind screens, goal posts, and the front section of the bleachers to be stored off-site until spring.

On Monday, the dome arrived in five pieces on flatbed trucks. Working with Augsburg facilities maintenance staff, installation crews from the manufacturer Yeadon will roll out each section on the field, secure the connections between them, and attach the dome doors (weather permitting).

After three days of prep and assembly, inflation only takes about three hours. Working around snow delays, the dome should be inflated later this week and open for use by Augsburg athletic teams, local leagues, and community members the week of November 21.

Facilities Blog

The Dome Returns

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Leaves are falling, birds are flying south, and it’s dark by 5:15 p.m. But the surest sign of winter arrives this week: Augsburg’s dome is going up.

Last week, athletic facilities staff undertook the multi-day process to convert Edor Nelson Field for winter use, taking down field pads, wind screens, goal posts, and the front section of the bleachers to be stored off-site until spring.

On Monday, the dome will arrive in five pieces on flatbed trucks. Street parking on Butler will not be available through Monday as cranes offload the dome sections. Working with Augsburg facilities maintenance staff, installation crews from the manufacturer Yeadon will roll out each section on the field, secure the connections between them, and attach the dome doors.

After three days of prep and assembly, inflation only takes about three hours. If the weather cooperates, the dome should be inflated by Wednesday night and open for use by Augsburg athletic teams, local leagues, and community members on November 21.

Facilities Blog

Christensen Center closing at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 27, and Wednesday, November 2

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Christensen Center will be closing for maintenance at 9 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Oct. 27, and again next week Wednesday, Nov. 2. Potential additional closures for follow-up work may be scheduled in Christensen in subsequent weeks. If building hours are affected by additional scheduled work, the adjusted building hours will be shared via A-mail. Facilities and University Events will coordinate these schedules in order not to disrupt events already planned in the building.

Christensen Center will reopen at its normal time tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 a.m.

Last Call to Clean Out Previous Memorial and Science Hall Offices

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The time has come to retrieve any remaining items that were left behind in Memorial Hall or Science Hall offices when Hagfors Center opened.

While the majority of moves were completed at the time, a few offices still contain books, equipment, and other objects belonging to their former occupants. Facilities will begin cleaning out and repurposing all spaces in these areas:

– Third floor of Memorial Hall
– Top two floors of Science Hall

If you want to retrieve anything that got left behind in the move to Hagfors, please do so by November 4, 2022. Contact DPS if you need help accessing an old office space.

Find more updates on the Facilities blog

Last Call to Clean Out Previous Memorial and Science Hall Offices

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The time has come to retrieve any remaining items that were left behind in Memorial Hall or Science Hall offices when Hagfors Center opened.

While the majority of moves were completed at the time, a few offices still contain books, equipment, and other objects belonging to their former occupants. Facilities will begin cleaning out and repurposing all spaces in these areas:

— Third floor of Memorial Hall
— Top two floors of Science Hall

If you want to retrieve anything that got left behind in the move to Hagfors, please do so by November 4, 2022. Contact DPS if you need help accessing an old office space.

Find more updates on the Facilities blog.

Last Call to Clean Out Previous Memorial and Science Hall Offices

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The time has come to retrieve any remaining items that were left behind in Memorial Hall or Science Hall offices when Hagfors Center opened.

While the majority of moves were completed at the time, a few offices still contain books, equipment, and other objects belonging to their former occupants. Facilities will begin cleaning out and repurposing all spaces in these areas:

– Third floor of Memorial Hall
– Top two floors of Science Hall

If you want to retrieve anything that got left behind in the move to Hagfors, please do so by November 4, 2022. Contact DPS if you need help accessing an old office space.

Get more updates on the Facilities blog

Last Call to Clean Out Previous Memorial and Science Hall Offices

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The time has come to retrieve any remaining items that were left behind in Memorial Hall or Science Hall offices when Hagfors Center opened.

While the majority of moves were completed at the time, a few offices still contain books, equipment, and other objects belonging to their former occupants. Facilities will begin cleaning out and repurposing all spaces in these areas:

– Third floor of Memorial Hall
– Top two floors of Science Hall

If you want to retrieve anything that got left behind in the move to Hagfors, please do so by November 4, 2022. Contact DPS if you need help accessing an old office space.

Facilities Management Blog

Parking Restrictions Friday (October 7)

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Hello Everyone

On Friday (10/7), there is an All School Reunion taking place at Hagfors. With this event taking place, there will be some parking restrictions on 10/7. Please read through this very carefully:

1. By 3pm, all cars from 21st Ave & Lots D & A must be cleared
2. If any cars are in these spots by 3pm, they will be towed to Lot L at the owner’s expense. No exceptions
3. If you plan on attending the event, still park in Lot L. We are clearing the lots for those who are attending the event and not working with Augsburg as we are expecting quite a large turnout
4. There will continue to be A Mail postings and another email on Thursday with this information. We will also be posting ‘Warning Slips’ on cars in the lots. These Warnings aren’t actual violations and won’t be charged to your account.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email parking@augsburg.edu.

Have a good Homecoming week

Avoiding Ticketing and/or Being Towed

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

How to avoid getting ticketed and towed on campus

As an urban community, Augsburg continues to work hard to maintain ample and effective parking for our University. While embracing the city and urban environment, parking can be limited. Parking on Augsburg’s campus does require a valid Augsburg issued permit at all times your vehicle is parked in an Augsburg space/lot. Your permit must reflect the appropriate area you are parked in, or you may still be subject to ticketing and/or towing at your expense. Please take the time to look at our map of Augsburg’s Campus for locations of parking lots, and the type of permit required. If you bought a permit but haven’t picked it up yet, please go to the DPS Dispatch Center in the Urn/Mort lobby to retrieve it.

For additional information please email parking@augsburg.edu.

Ticketing Beginning Next Week

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Starting on Monday (9/12), DPS will begin ticketing Lot B, 21st Ave & Underground Parking spaces. We will expand ticketing to the other lots once the additional Fac/Staff permits arrive (I just received confirmation that they were shipped last night and will be here early next week). If you have a temp Fac/Staff permit OR are on the ‘Waiting List’, you will not be ticketed since your vehicle is already in our system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email parking@augsburg.edu.

Thanks

Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

submitted by parking@augsburg.edu

For faculty or staff who have not yet purchased a parking permit for the year:

At the moment, Public Safety has no supply of hanging Faculty/Staff parking tags. This does not mean we are out of available parking spaces, but it does mean we cannot process parking permit transactions until we receive a resupply of the tags because each transaction is associated with the unique code on each tag.

As a result, if you go to the Parking Services site (in the left menu on Inside Augsburg after you log in), it will report that all lots are sold out. It is not easy to reprogram that page, so please disregard that status for now and continue to park in the faculty/staff lots as needed. DPS has affirmed we will not ticket vehicles in the faculty/staff lots until we have a sufficient supply of permit tags and faculty and staff members have time to purchase their new permits. A new batch of 100 Faculty/Staff year permits will be shipped to Augsburg on September 9. Typically, it takes no more than a week for that shipment to arrive.

As soon as additional parking tags are available, we will load them into the Parking Services site and send a communication so staff and faculty can finalize their permit purchase. In the meantime, staff and faculty may email parking@augsburg.edu for a temporary, paper permit to use until the additional permit tags are available.

Shortage of Faculty/Staff Permits

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Public Safety is currently experiencing a temporary shortage of Faculty/Staff parking tags. More tags have been ordered and are scheduled to arrive in early September. Until the new tags arrive those applying for parking privileges will be issued a temporary tag that will grant them the same access as the regular tag. If you’re on the waiting list, received temporary parking tags, or bought a fall permit but wanted a year, you will be contacted when the new tags arrive. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary shortage may create. The current shortage of parking tags does not affect the number of available spaces.

Building Access Changes for the Fall ‘22 Semester

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Beginning on Monday, August 29, all Augsburg Minneapolis Campus buildings will only be accessible by fob and will no longer be open to the public, with the exception of Christensen Center. This is a pilot program in response to a perceived increase of crime around campus as well as a couple of major incidents that occurred on campus during the Spring ‘22 semester. If you will be on the Minneapolis campus and do not currently have a fob, you can request a fob through the Access Request Form on the Public Safety website (link is below), or stop by the Public Safety office located in the Urness/Mortensen lobby for more urgent requests.

If you are hosting a public event on campus, let your University Events Coordinator know and they will work with Public Safety to adjust the appropriate building schedules. If you need a building to open to the public but are not working with University Events, email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with the requested date(s), time(s), and reason(s) for having the building open to the public.

The Department of Public Safety is also requesting feedback about the changes in building access and we will be reviewing the pilot throughout the Fall ‘22 semester. If you would like to provide feedback about the changes in building access, please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu and include “Building Access Feedback” in the subject line.

Access Request Form

Shortage of Faculty and Staff Permits

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Public Safety is currently experiencing a temporary shortage of Faculty/Staff parking tags. More tags have been ordered and are scheduled to arrive in early September. Until the new tags arrive those applying for parking privileges will be issued a temporary tag that will grant them the same access as the regular tag. Those who receive temporary parking tags will be contacted when the new tags arrive. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary shortage may create. The current shortage of parking tags does not affect the number of available spaces.

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.

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.

Advisory: Steam Lines Test Using Drones on Campus Tonight

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

At approximately 10:30 p.m. tonight, Augsburg’s steam contractor will perform an infrared thermal test on the campus steam lines using drones. The test should take about 30 minutes, with drones flying 80–100 feet above campus. Permits are in place from the city to approve the use of drones. If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Management.

Facilities Updates: Locker Rooms and Light Bulbs

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

In a fitting upgrade for the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the women’s locker room remodel in Si Melby Hall should be completed by the beginning of the academic year. The renovation includes much-needed improvements to the shower and toilet facilities, and each of Augsburg’s 12 women’s teams will have their own year-round team room going forward. The women’s locker room was constructed in 1979 in what was formerly a dirt-floor batting cage known as “the pit.” Prior to that time, the women’s teams used the men’s visiting team locker room. (Learn more and check out throwback images in Lindell Library’s women’s athletic archive: https://www.augsburg.edu/now/2019/04/22/womens-athletics-archive-nears-the-finish-line/)

On the sustainability front, the extensive project to install LED light bulbs and fixtures across campus is also nearing completion. These minor-seeming changes make a big difference. Along with upgrades to our HVAC equipment, improvements in energy efficiency mean that we will consume less electricity than we purchase from our solar partners going forward. We expect to receive annual refunds from Xcel Energy as a result. These anticipated refunds will not only cover the cost of the lighting and HVAC upgrades themselves—they’ll also pay for the new dome and turf on the athletic field.

Find more campus updates on the Facilities blog.

New Leadership Roles in Public Safety

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

I am pleased to announce two new leadership roles in the Department of Public Safety.

First, Bob Harri joined Augsburg University this week as Director of Public Safety. Bob brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education and public sector safety. He has served as director of public safety at St. Catherine University and, most recently, at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Bob is committed to education, student engagement, and fostering a community of safety. He has taught safety and security in elementary school programs and college-level courses, and served for nearly a decade as an elected member of the public school board in Montrose, Minnesota. Bob has a bachelor’s degree from Moorhead State University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Concordia University, St. Paul.

With Bob’s arrival, Tony Erchul has taken on a new position as Public Safety Policy and Training Manager. In this new role, Tony is responsible for public policy development for DPS as well as for the institution overall. He will organize and manage a professional training plan for all public safety staff, as well as assist in ensuring training related to work and personal safety, crime prevention, and emergency procedures for students, staff, and faculty across the university.

I am excited to have such strong public safety leadership in DPS and for the university overall. Please join me in welcoming Bob and congratulating Tony on his new role.

Facilities Updates: Locker Rooms and Light Bulbs

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

In a fitting upgrade for the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the women’s locker room remodel in Si Melby Hall should be completed by the beginning of the academic year. The renovation includes much-needed improvements to the shower and toilet facilities, and each of Augsburg’s 12 women’s teams will have their own year-round team room going forward. The women’s locker room was constructed in 1979 in what was formerly a dirt-floor batting cage known as “the pit.” Prior to that time, the women’s teams used the men’s visiting team locker room. (Learn more and check out throwback images in Lindell Library’s women’s athletic archive: https://www.augsburg.edu/now/2019/04/22/womens-athletics-archive-nears-the-finish-line/)

On the sustainability front, the extensive project to install LED light bulbs and fixtures across campus is also nearing completion. These minor-seeming changes make a big difference. Along with upgrades to our HVAC equipment, improvements in energy efficiency mean that we will consume less electricity than we purchase from our solar partners going forward. We expect to receive annual refunds from Xcel Energy as a result. These anticipated refunds will not only cover the cost of the lighting and HVAC upgrades themselves—they’ll also pay for the new dome and turf on the athletic field.

Find more campus updates on the Facilities blog.

Facilities Updates: Locker Rooms and Light Bulbs

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

In a fitting upgrade for the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the women’s locker room remodel in Si Melby Hall should be completed by the beginning of the academic year. The renovation includes much-needed improvements to the shower and toilet facilities, and each of Augsburg’s 12 women’s teams will have their own year-round team room going forward. The women’s locker room was constructed in 1979 in what was formerly a dirt-floor batting cage known as “the pit.” Prior to that time, the women’s teams used the men’s visiting team locker room. (Learn more and check out throwback images in Lindell Library’s women’s athletic archive: https://www.augsburg.edu/now/2019/04/22/womens-athletics-archive-nears-the-finish-line/)
 
On the sustainability front, the extensive project to install LED light bulbs and fixtures across campus is also nearing completion. These minor-seeming changes make a big difference. Along with upgrades to our HVAC equipment, improvements in energy efficiency mean that we will consume less electricity than we purchase from our solar partners going forward. We expect to receive annual refunds from Xcel Energy as a result. These anticipated refunds will not only cover the cost of the lighting and HVAC upgrades themselves—they’ll also pay for the new dome and turf on the athletic field.

Find more campus updates on the Facilities blog.

Facilities Updates: Summer in the Residence Halls, New Turf

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Five and a half weeks of summer camps and conferences kick off this week with wrestling camps and SOAR. Getting ready to welcome summer guests to the residence halls is a team effort across departments. Custodial and maintenance staff clean and fix up rooms after spring move-out, prepare spaces for summer residents, and stock cleaning supplies in Urness and Anderson. Residence Life and DPS staff organize keys and fobs. University Events staff collaborate with all these teams, prepare welcome kits, distribute keys and fobs to campers, and partner with Facilities to train student workers on OSHA regulations as part of their hospitality role for summer events. Kudos to everyone involved in making these summer programs a success!

Elsewhere on campus, new artificial turf has been unveiled on Edor Nelson Field following a five-week replacement project. With year-round availability thanks to the dome, the field is one of the most heavily used turf surfaces in the metro area. The new turf will benefit the five teams that share the field (football, softball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer); Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science classes; and community members and groups like the semi-pro Minneapolis City SC, who inaugurated the new surface last week. Notice a lot of bulging bags in Lot L during the project? Athletics partnered with FieldTurf to reuse the infill and rubber foam from the previous installation in 2013, which lowered the environmental impact of the replacement.

Find more campus updates on the Facilities blog.

Transitioning HVAC Systems on Campus

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus building HVAC systems continue to be transitioned from heating to cooling. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

Seasonal HVAC Building Transition Begins

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time.

For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

Building HVAC Transition and Athletic Turf Replacement

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

All campus buildings are being transitioned from heating to cooling this week. Because of weather being unpredictable this time of year, please plan to dress accordingly so that you can adjust for temperature variations in your office during this time. For staff working in buildings without air conditioning, please submit a work order to request window air conditioner installation.

The athletic field replacement project begins on Monday, May 9th.

Hennepin County Moves to Medium COVID-19 Community Level

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The following information, as well as links to more detail and information about health risk factors, are published on Augsburg’s April 30 COVID-19 Dashboard: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/covid-19-alert-levels-dashboard/

In the most recent CDC report of COVID-19 community levels by county, published Thursday, April 28, both Hennepin and Ramsey counties remained in the low range. However, Hennepin’s 7-day case rate per 100,000 was just below the threshold for the medium community level.

The day after the CDC report was published, the 7-day case rate in Hennepin County moved above 200 cases per 100,000 population. This represents a medium community level, although the status will not be updated on the CDC web site until this coming Thursday.

At a medium community level, the CDC recommends that people who are immunocompromised or have high risk for severe disease talk with a physician and consider precautions, such as masking indoors and regular testing. The CDC also provides an extensive list of health risk factors, which people are encouraged to review, as there are a number of conditions that can make COVID-19 more severe.

Additionally, the City of Minneapolis on Thursday issued a recommendation that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors. This is not a mask mandate, but a strong recommendation from public health officials given the growing case rates in the city.

At this time, case numbers on campus remain low, and Augsburg is not implementing any new or additional COVID-19 requirements. We will continue to monitor the regional COVID-19 community levels and provide updates, as needed.

Augsburg’s April 30 COVID-19 Dashboard

Facilities Work in Christensen and Si Melby Starts Monday

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The tile work in the lower level of Christensen will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2. Access through the hallway space may be limited during this time.

Also beginning on Monday, May 2, the second phase of the renovation in Si Melby Hall will begin, primarily affecting the women’s locker room areas.

TODAY: Free COVID Testing in Hagfors 301

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Hagfors Center Room 301 this evening between 4:30–6:30 p.m. for a free COVID-19 test. Please note that today is the final scheduled on-campus testing event for the semester.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

TODAY: Free COVID-19 Vaccines/Boosters

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is hosting a free vaccine clinic today for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information is required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
TODAY – Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-register now

TOMORROW: Free, Public Vaccine Clinic — Get a Shot + $50

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Timely Notice 4/16/2022: Armed Robbery

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
Armed Robbery
4/16/2022
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred in Lot L on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE: Armed Robbery
Today, April 16, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at around 7:05 a.m. an attempted armed robbery occurred in Lot L. A non-Augsburg individual was walking toward their car when a male approached her, demanded her money, and pulled out a handgun. The suspect ran off campus without taking anything. There currently is no description of the suspect, and the Minneapolis Police have been notified of this incident.

STATUS: Augsburg Public Safety is cooperating with the Minneapolis Police (MPD) investigation of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg Public Safety at 612-330-1717.
Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: http://www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
– Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center
– Thursday, April 21 only: Hagfors Center Room 301

Schedule through Thursday, April 21:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Public COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on April 20 Includes 2nd Boosters

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Get $50 at Next Week’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– People age 50+
– People age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– People age 18+ who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for their initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a free vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 20, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This includes second booster shots for those who are eligible.

This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as friends, family, and the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required. All attendees will receive a $50 gift card from the state of Minnesota, and Augsburg students who attend will also be entered to win an additional $25 gift card.

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Eligibility for second booster:
– At least 4 months since first booster
– Age 50+
– Age 12-49 with certain immunocompromising conditions
– Age 18+ if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for initial and booster doses

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pre-Register Now

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule through Thursday, April 21:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Christensen Center Tile Repairs

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center lower level hallway from the tunnel doors up to double doors located just before the Auggies Nest entrance will be closed on Thursday (April 7) and Friday (April 8) due to a tile repair/replacement project. The affected area will be closed off during the project with no walk thru access. Any questions should be directed to Robert Hobot in the Facilities department.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
through April 21.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Christensen Center Tile Repairs

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Christensen Center lower level hallway from the tunnel doors up to double doors located just before the Auggies Nest entrance will be closed on Thursday (April 7) and Friday (April 8) due to a tile repair/replacement project. The affected area will be closed off during the project with no walk thru access. Any questions should be directed to Robert Hobot in the Facilities department.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Minnesotans are able to order two test kits (for a total of four tests) per home through an online ordering system. Minnesota has secured 500,000 test kits (for a total of 1 million at-home tests) and the program will be available until all the test kits are ordered. Minnesota will use this program as a model for providing more access to COVID-19 rapid testing in the months ahead.

Minnesotans will be able to visit mn.gov/covid19 to request two test kits, or four total tests, per household. Tests will be available until supply has been exhausted. If this program proves successful and valuable for Minnesotans, the state will count on it as a key part of the response to future case surges.

The State of Minnesota’s at-home PCR testing program through Vault Health ended on March 31. Minnesotans who have Vault PCR tests at home will be able to use them until they expire, or until December 31, 2022, whichever is first.

Order Test Kits

Jim Orchard Hired as New Facilities Director

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has appointed Jim Orchard as the new director of facilities management, he began work on Monday, April 4.

Jim has more than 20 years of experience in leading facilities management in higher education, most recently as director of operations at Concordia University. He brings a wealth of expertise in daily facilities management, operational planning, financial management, team training and professional development, deferred maintenance, and management of new construction and capital projects.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

TODAY: Free COVID Vaccine Clinic in Christensen

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is hosting a vaccine clinic today for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
TODAY
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose today. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

TOMORROW: COVID Vaccine Clinic in Christensen (Plus $25 Gift Card Drawing for Students)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

New Islamic Prayer Space Created in Science Hall and Athletic Dome to be Taken Down April 3-6

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Over spring break, Science 19 was converted to an Islamic prayer space, with fresh paint and new carpet.

The Athletic Dome will be taken down April 3-6. On April 5 and 6, there will be no parking on both sides of Butler Place and on the east side of 23rd Avenue.

Campus Security To Test New Parking System and Other Campus Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

On March 30 and 31, new equipment will be installed in Lot K to allow Augsburg to test a virtual parking permit system during the month of April. The testing project won’t affect current parking or permit rules.

Lindell Library west elevator has been repaired and is back in operation.

Hagfors Center skyway doors have been repaired and are now operating normally.

COVID Vaccines for 5+ Available Wednesday 3/30—All Welcome

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic this Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop by Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Students: Win a $25 Gift Card at Next Week’s COVID Vaccine Clinic

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Pfizer and Moderna Shots Available 3/30—Open to the Public

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculy, and staff can drop in to Gundale Chapel this evening for a free COVID-19 test.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week for Ages 5+

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Need a COVID Vaccine or Booster?

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, March 30, for anyone who would like to receive a first, second, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. This event is open to all members of the Augsburg community as well as the general public ages 5 and older. The shots are free and no insurance information will be required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:
Christensen Center East Commons

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, particularly for children ages 5-11. Pre-register here: go.augsburg.edu/vaccineclinic

A follow-up event will be held on April 20 for those who get their first dose on March 30. Augsburg students who attend either event will be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card.

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination? Get answers from the Minnesota Department of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Did You Travel for Spring Break? Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Today and Thursday

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, and staff: Take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus! Testing is particularly encouraged this week for individuals who traveled or spent time with different groups of people than usual over spring break. Tests are provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Kennedy Center and Christensen Center Dock Access Issues Fixed

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The door hardware on the card access doors at the main entrance to the Kennedy Center and the dock entrance to Christensen Center has been replaced. Access at those entrances has returned to normal.

Lindell Library West Elevator Down
The west elevator in Lindell (near the Hagfors skyway) is not working. The repair company is waiting for a part. We do not yet know when the repair will be completed.

Hagfors Center Skyway Doors To Be Repaired
When using the Hagfors Center skyway, you may notice that the doors are difficult to open. We are aware of the issue and are working to get it fixed.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, and staff can visit Gundale Chapel between 4:30–6:30 p.m. today to receive a free COVID-19 test. No appointment needed. Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing.

You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center (as a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access)

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

ADSG and ASAC Petition for Candidacy Open

submitted by hassanh3@augsburg.edu

Petitions for candidacy in Augsburg Day Student Government as well as Augsburg Student Activities Council for the 2022-2023 school year are live!

Learn more about these great opportunities and how to apply below.

Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) is the official governing body of the Day Student population at Augsburg University. There are numerous positions within ADSG that any currently registered undergraduate student that meets eligibility requirements can run for. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to champion meaningful change on campus and advocate the concerns and needs of their peers and community.

Augsburg Student Activities Council (ASAC) is a robust student organization that seeks to build community on campus through intentional large-scale programming including but not limited to planning and executing Homecoming, Auggie Days events, Movie Nights, Seasonal Events, and much more. Be a part of creating fun and creative ways for all students to connect to our campus community.

The President and Vice President must run together on the same ticket for both ADSG and ASAC. For other ADSG positions students can run for one or multiple. The remaining ASAC board positions are selected by the President and Vice President.

If either or both of these opportunities sound interesting to you complete the ‘Petition for 2022-2023 Day Student Government/Augsburg Student Activities Council Candidacy’ form in auggie life by Friday March 25th at 4:00pm.

If you have any questions reach out to campuslife@augsburg.edu

‘Petition for 2022-2023 Day Student Government/Augsburg Student Activities Council Candidacy’ Form

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Returns TODAY

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting today, students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus as part of a new program through the state of Minnesota. Tests will be provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Free COVID-19 Testing on Campus Returns Next Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting Monday, March 7, students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of free COVID-19 testing on campus as part of a new program through the state of Minnesota. Tests will be provided on a walk-in basis in Gundale Chapel on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Results from the BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests will be ready in approximately 15 minutes and can be displayed via the NAVICA mobile app to show proof of recent testing. You will need to download the NAVICA app in advance in order to receive your test results. Learn more and set up your free account here: https://www.globalpointofcare.abbott/en/product-details/navica.html

Location:
Gundale Chapel, third floor of Hagfors Center

Schedule:
– Mondays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
– No testing the week of 3/14 (spring break)

You will need to provide:
– Your name and Augsburg ID number
– Your Augsburg email address
– Device with NAVICA app

Please note that this planned schedule may be subject to change based on demand for tests. As a reminder, Hagfors Center requires key fob access.

For more COVID-19 updates and resources, including information about other nearby testing locations, visit the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/

Contact helpline@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Reminder: Planned On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Suspended

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

As a reminder, the previously scheduled COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings is suspended until further notice. The testing is unavailable due to an issue with medical provider requirements for this state program. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.

More information about where to find testing resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Planned On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Suspended Until Further Notice

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Unfortunately, previously announced COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings is suspended until further notice as we work to ensure compliance with program requirements through the state of Minnesota. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.

If you need testing, more information about where to find resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Canceled: Today’s COVID-19 Testing in Gundale Chapel

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

There will be no walk-in COVID-19 testing in Gundale Chapel this evening (Friday, 2/18) due to an ongoing technical issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to begin offering this free testing next week.

More information about where to find COVID-19 testing resources can be found on the Outbreak Planning website: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning

Card Access Issues and LED Lighting Upgrades

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Card access doors at the main entrance to the Kennedy Center and the dock entrance to Christensen Center have not been responding properly to the use of key fobs due to a hardware issue. The Department of Public Safety is working with our vendors to acquire and install new hardware to address these issues as soon as possible. Until the door hardware can be replaced, other arrangements will be in place to provide continued access to these areas.

LED lighting upgrades continue. Installers are currently working in the Lindell Library. For additional Facilities Management updates, follow the link provided.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/2022/02/14/

Free N95 Masks Are Available Through Some Pharmacies

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Distribution of free N95 masks has begun at some Minnesota pharmacies.

Hy-Vee stores have begun giving out free masks, and some Walgreens stores also have masks. Masks will be delivered to additional Walgreens locations over the next couple of weeks. CVS reports that they will begin distributing free N95 masks “in the coming weeks.”

Free N95 Masks

Free N95 Masks Are Available Through Some Pharmacies

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Distribution of free N95 masks has begun at some Minnesota pharmacies.

Hy-Vee stores have begun giving out free masks this week, and Walgreens may have masks available as soon as Friday, January 28. CVS reports that they will begin distributing free N95 masks “in the coming weeks.”

Free N95 Masks

Add/Drop Deadline is Today

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

Registration changes (adding and/or dropping courses) may or may not change your financial aid award and account balance. Please contact Student Financial Services if you have any questions about what impact these changes might have on your account.

Email us at studentfinances@augsburg.edu or call (612) 330-1046. Student Financial Services office hours are from 9am – 4:30pm.

January 13 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cedar-Riverside 3-6 p.m. Thursday, January 13.

Ages 5+ are eligible for Pfizer first and second dose. Ages 16+ are eligible for a Pfizer booster if it has been at least six months since second dose. No appointment is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.

Location: Second floor community room,
1530 S. 6th St., Minneapolis 55454

January 13 COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Cedar-Riverside 3-6 p.m. Thursday, January 13.

Ages 5+ are eligible for Pfizer first and second dose. Ages 16+ are eligible for a Pfizer booster if it has been at least six months since second dose. No appointment is needed; this is a walk-in clinic.

Location: Second floor community room,
1530 S. 6th St., Minneapolis 55454

Facilities Management Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Wondering about the new cloud of steam on campus? The steamwork diversion in December, which allowed repairs to be made without a shutoff, was made possible thanks to a new steam outlet installation in front of the ice arena.

The LED upgrade work got underway again the week of January 3. During the week beginning January 10, upgrades will be made to the Oren Gateway Center and the Foss Lobeck Miles Center.

A new floor is being installed in the wrestling room in the Kennedy Center.

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

Steam Shutoff Repairs and LED Light Upgrade Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The steam repair mentioned in A-mail last week did not require a steam shutoff to campus buildings after all. The steam is being diverted from Riverside Avenue onto our property.

The LED upgrade work has been suspended until January 3, when work will resume on Sverdrup and Old Main.

As campus slows down between semesters, there will be no Facilities update postings until January 10.

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

Possible Steam Shutdown Monday, December 20

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Pending approvals from the City of Minneapolis, there may be a steam shutdown on campus on Monday, December 20. A list of buildings that would be affected because of the steam shutdown follows. This would only affect hot water; cold water will still be available for toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, and showers.
• Ice Arena – No hot water for the zamboni area, sinks, vanities, and showers
• Si Melby Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Urness Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Mortensen Hall – No hot water for sinks, vanities, and showers
• Christensen Center – No hot water for sinks, upper floor kitchen, dishwasher, and mop
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Facilities Management Snow Removal Procedures and LED Lighting Project Update

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

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 (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

The continuation of the LED upgrade project began last week with work in Old Science, Sverdrup, and Memorial. More information should be available next week regarding the next buildings to receive LED light bulbs.

DPS—Spring Parking Sale Date

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies,

Hope Finals are going well for everyone. We just wanted to announce that Spring 2022 Permits will go on sale December 13 @ 9am. If you bought a Year Permit before the start of the year, your permit is still active for Spring Semester. If you only bought a Fall Permit, you’ll need to purchase a Spring Permit to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.

As always, don’t be afraid to email parking@augsburg.edu with any questions you may have.

Good luck with Finals!

Facilities Snow Removal Procedures and Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

-Facilities Management 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 (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

-Installation of the new athletic field dome has been completed and has been put into use.

-The Science 123 classroom is complete and ready for use, pictures of the classroom have been posted on our website.

-LED light installations around campus are in progress.

For more information, please visit the Facilities Management website listed below.

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

Layers of Mitigations can Help Fight the Spread of COVID-19

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

We are currently seeing a post-Thanksgiving bump in regional COVID-19 cases at the same time as the first case of the omicron variant has been detected in Minnesota. It is too early to know if the omicron variant will become the dominant variant and how that will affect COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. Members of Augsburg’s COVID-19 Task Force participate in meetings with the Minnesota Department of Health and are staying on top of news and advice regarding the variant.

We do know that it is helpful to layer mitigations as a strategy to fight the spread of COVID-19. That means not just relying on one thing, such as the vaccine or a mask, but embracing several approaches to stop the spread.

Learn more about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Street Closure on Wednesday

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

On the morning of Wednesday, November 24, Augsburg will close Butler Place and 23rd Avenue to allow for delivery of materials for the Athletic Dome. The dome is scheduled to go up on Monday and Tuesday, November 29 and 30.

Snow Removal Procedure

As winter approaches, we would like to remind members of the community about our snow removal procedure. 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 (extension 1717). Facilities Management will then dispatch someone to treat it. In addition, buckets of salt are available at most main entrances to buildings.

Air Filtration

We continue to operate HEPA filters in classrooms, common spaces, and in offices in buildings with central HVAC systems. In buildings with central HVAC, we continue to use MERV-13 filters circulating fresh air 24 hours a day.

No Facilities Blog Next Week

There will be no Facilities blog post for the week of November 29.

Facilities Blog

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