Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Crime Alert: Burglary/Theft

Crime Alert July 24, 2014: Burglary/Theft

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 24, 2014, a suspect stole a laptop from a professor's office in Science. The suspect was a young, African-American male in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing a red Chicago Bulls hat with a white bill, a long white T-shirt, and dark jeans. The suspect was also likely wearing an orthopedic boot on his left leg and walked with a limp. The suspect arrived and left in a light blue Rainbow Taxi. The professor was gone from the office for only about 30 seconds.

Crime Alert July 27, 2014: Burglary/Theft

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 27, 2014, a suspect stole a computer from a study lounge in Kennedy. The suspect was an African-American male in his mid-to-late 20s with a bald head. He was wearing a long, black T-shirt and dark jeans. He concealed the computer by removing his T-shirt and carried it out while wearing a white, sleeveless undershirt.

Crime Alert July 27, 2014: Burglary/Theft

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 27, 2014, a suspect stole an iMac computer from an office suite in Kennedy. There were 2 suspects who were young, African-American males in their early 20s. One male was wearing a "fishing hat," a grey T-shirt, and dark jeans. The other was wearing a dark baseball cap, a long, button-down dark shirt, and dark jeans. He removed the long sleeved shirt to conceal the computer on the way out.

You Can Help Prevent Crime at Augsburg!

• Lock your Doors -- even if you will only be gone for a minute, lock your doors
• Keep Valuables out of Sight and Secure Them -- use locked drawers or cabinets
• Do Not Leave Valuables Unattended
• Secure Valuables -- Do not leave your purchase cards, credit cards, cash unattended in your office unless there is a safe or vault--especially overnight or on weekends
• Do Not Bring an Excessive Amount of Cash to Work or Other Unnecessary Items
• Keep Track of Serial Numbers or Other Identifying Information
• Report Suspicious People and/or Activity to DPS Immediately
• If you are the Victim of Theft -- report the incident to DPS immediately

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Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

Fac/Staff parking permits will go on sale for all FTEs August 11th, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.!

Please login to the parking website prior to registration to make sure your employee status is correct. If you have any questions regarding your FTE, please contact Human Resources (staff) or Nate Hallanger (faculty).

To register, log into Augnet and click "Parking Services" on the left hand side. Update your contact and vehicle information (license, make, model, color, year). Click "P" for Parking then select your permit type and click proceed to select your payment options. Passes will be ready for pickup at the Public Safety desk after at least two business days. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID with you when you come to dispatch to pick up your permit.

During the school year we will start enforcing all lot designations again. In the summer, due to the lower flow of cars on campus we allowed all permit holders to park in any lots, but we will go back to enforcing the lots by permit type. Fac/staff parking map can be found on our website or at this link:

If you are interested in purchasing an underground parking permit, please keep in mind that those do not open for sale until August 29 at 8:30 a.m. and will be open for both residential students and Fac/Staff.

More parking information can be found on the Department of Public Safety website ( Any and all questions can be directed to or you can call dispatch 24/7 at 612-330-1717.

Thank you!

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Memorial Elevator Out of Service August 4-29

The Memorial Hall elevator modernization (to comply with City of Minneapolis ordinances), will begin on Monday, August 4. The project completion is expected Friday, August 29 and the elevator will be out of service for the duration of the project. If you have any need for assistance, moving supplies, furniture or other items during this period please contact the Facilities Management Office at 612-221-0232, and we will be happy to assist you.

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Teaching and Learning

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General Announcements

"Ode to Joy" Music Garden Deadline

Many of you have been involved in the Music Therapy program at some time during the past 40 years. This fall, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary by installing three beautiful outdoor music instruments close to the Charles Anderson Music Hall. Here is the link to the instruments:
We are hoping that you will contribute to this effort by a generous donation of $250, which will include your name on our commemorative plaque. We already have several faculty and staff whose names will appear on the plaque. Of course, a donation in any amount will be appreciated. We need 12 more donations of $250 by this Friday, August 1. You may donate at this link:

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TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions


You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800 732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also scheduled an appointment on-line using the link below.

Date(s) Time(s) Location(s)
Wed, Aug. 27, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Thu, Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Fri, Aug. 29, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102

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Telephone Maintenance on 8/6/14 at 5:00 a.m.

Starting at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, maintenance will be performed on the campus telephone system. This maintenance will intermittently interrupt campus telephone service for approximately 1 hour.

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Event Announcements

URGO Summer Research Presentations This Week

Wednesday, July 30

12:00: STEM Sundquist Scholars
Aisha Mohamed (Biology; Dr. David Crowe) The role of NMDA channels in neural communication
Anil Gherau (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) Initial characterization of an anti-bacterial protein found in human airway surface fluid
Ashley Johnson (Biology; Dr. Ann Impullitti) The use of endophytes to control the soybean pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Zach Swingen (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel) Modification and green synthesis of sustainable tri-block copolymers

1:55: STEM Sundquist Scholars
Andrew Julkowski (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel) Synthesis of amides from anilines using a catalyzed continuous flow reactor
Hannah Thiry (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) Studies of the developmental expression and sequence of the Daphnia magna hedgehog gene
Vision Bagonza (Chemistry; Dr. Joan Kunz) Automation of Langmuir Trough Operation and Comparison of Isomeric-hydroxysterol Behavior in Monolayers

3:20: Lindstrom and Chemistry Scholars
Lyle Nyberg (Chemistry; Dr. Vivian Feng) Nanotoxicity of surface-functionalized gold nanoparticles on Bacillus subtilis
Hilena Frew (Chemistry; Dr. Vivian Feng) Nanotoxicity of surface-functionalized gold nanoparticles on Bacillus subtilis
Abigail Dickinson (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel) Activation of C-H bonds through the use of iron based organometallic reactions
Kayla Fuechtman (Chemistry, Dr. Michael Wentzel) Protection and methylation using a bulky-protecting group for amine synthesis

Thursday, July 31

12:00: URGO STEM Researchers
Anika Clark (Biology; Dr. Kevin Potts) The Chimpanzee Social Network: Identifying the Potential Targets of Ebola Vaccination in Wild Chimpanzees
Cory Haight-Nali (Mathematics; Dr. Pavel Belik) Effects of Symmetry on the Performance of Laguerre's Method
Robert McDonnell (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) The role of dopamine in the appendage movements associated with locomotion and feeding in Daphnia magna
Chinyan Ollor (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) Evaluating the effects of human airway secretions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a Petroff-Hausser chamber

1:55: URGO STEM Researchers
Roman Khadka (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) The effect of human airway secretions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa twitching and biofilm formation
Lucinda Bukowski (Biology; Dr. Bill Capman) Effects of host plant stress on flowering in dodder, Cuscuta pentagona
David Gersten (Biology; Dr. Ann Impullitti) The effect of latent and pathogenic infection of Cadophora gregata on soybean physiology and growth

3:25: URGO STEM Researchers
Alan Medina-Gonzalez (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel & Dr. Vivian Feng) Continuous flow synthesis with heterogeneous catalysis for amide bond formation with aromatic nitriles
Bram Oosterlee (Computer Science; Dr. Shana Watters) Pronoun Reference Resolution on the Dutch Word 'Het', An Empirical Study
Priti Bhomik (Computer Science; Dr. Shana Watters) An Empirical Study to Determine the Cognitive Status of the Third Person Bengali Pronouns
James Leonard (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) Imaging and Analysis of Daphnia magna motion in 3D

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Auggie Athletics

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