Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Thefts from Athletic Areas

Over the past week (and this semester) we have had multiple thefts from Kennedy, Melby, the Ice Arena, and the Athletic Field. These thefts have involved items stolen from lockers, but many thefts (here and elsewhere) involved valuable items being left unattended and unsecured. We are also concerned because the thieves have used victims' fobs to gain access to secure areas, such as locker rooms.

Nov. 17, 2014 - A fob and room key were stolen from the weight room. The suspects tried the fob on secure doors (including doors to which the fob had access) in Kennedy/Melby before the theft was noticed and reported.

Nov. 16, 2014 - Personal items were left visible and two suspects entered the Ice Arena from the street and stole it within approximately 7 minutes.

Nov. 13, 2014 - A fob and room key were stolen from the Athletic Field

Nov. 11, 2014 - Two male suspects used a stolen fob to enter a women's locker room and steal items. It appears the fob was stolen using a bolt cutter on a locker in a separate secure area. The suspects stole multiple items from multiple victims.

Nov. 4, 2014 - A student reported his shoes were stolen from the football locker room. The shoes were not secured in a locked locker.

* 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

Thefts only take a few moments. Contact DPS immediately if you see someone who looks out of place in the Athletic areas or is acting suspiciously.

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Teaching and Learning

Volunteer or Work as a Debate Judge Saturday

MNUDL is looking for High School Debate Judges this weekend, to judge two - four rounds of debate. Judges listen to debate, take notes and give feedback to students.

There are two shifts, Morning (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and Afternoon (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.) and free lunch from 12 - 1 p.m. for judges. College students also have the option of working as PAID judge.

The tournament will be at U of MN's East Bank at Folwell Hall.

To sign-up and for more information please email Molly Hahne at

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Curricular Designs for Global Learning: TODAY 2 p.m.

Join the Center for Global Education and Experience for a Webinar on...


Date & Time: TODAY, November 20, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CST)
Lindell 202

How are colleges and universities re-imagining undergraduate curricula and majors to help students thrive in a globally interconnected world? Many institutions include as part of their mission statements promises to prepare all of their graduates for active, successful engagement in the global community. Such promises are often more easily made than kept.

Experts will share their own experiences of redesigning general education programs that incorporate global learning. Participants will then join the conversation to discuss:

+tools that faculty, including part-time faculty, can use to infuse courses with global learning;
+assessment of student learning initiatives that provide meaningful information on global learning outcomes;
+local experiential learning models that help students address global issues in their community.

Faculty Conversations are designed for faculty members, academic leaders, researchers, and international educators interested in student learning outcomes and the educational experiences--curricular and co-curricular--created to help students gain and practice global knowledge, skills, and perspectives.

Take advantage of this special and stimulating conversation that taps into NAFSA's growing community of practice focused on global learning.


Marcia Bronstein, PhD
Professor of English and English as a Second Language, Curriculum Coordinator of the Global Humanities
Montgomery College

Amy Jessen-Marshall, PhD
Dean of the Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology
Sweet Briar College

Valerie Whittlesey, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Associate Vice President for Curriculum
Kennesaw State University

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General Announcements

Food Service Hours

Thursday 11/20/14
Nabo is open from 7:30am to 8:00pm. The Special of the Day is Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9:00pm, with the late night menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Carved Turkey Breast, Green Bean Casserole, Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, and Stuffing. Vege is serving Dinner Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Squash with Cranberry and Brussel Sprouts, and Vegan Chicken Gravy.

On Wednesday, November 26 The Commons, Einsteins, and Nabo will be closing at 1:30pm. Einsteins and Nabo will be closed from November 27 through November 30. The Commons will be closed November 27 through November 29 and will reopen for Dinner at 5:00pm on November 30.

On December 12 from 11:00am-1:00pm in the Christensen Center Lobby there will be a meeting with The Food Service Director and a Dietician visit.

Now through Friday 11/21/14 please go to the following website to take a survey on Campus Dinning and you will be eligible to win an Ipad Mini. Surveys will be taking place during lunch and dinner in The Commons every day this week, if you take a survey during these times you will also receive a free candy bar!

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Thanksgiving Timesheet Changes

All student workers, staff employees and supervisors:

With Thanksgiving week being a payroll week, we will be adjusting the cutoffs for timesheet approvals for the week of November 24th. All students and staff must submit their timesheets for approval by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24. After employees have submitted their timesheet for approval, supervisors must approve the timecards by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24. Changes to timesheets or approvals that do not get completed, within the above time frame, will not be paid and require a manual timesheet submitted to payroll for payment in the next pay period.

Please contact HR at ext. 1058 with any questions.

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Great American Smokeout TODAY

Every year on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.


Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have support such as:

telephone smoking cessation hotlines
stop smoking groups
online quit groups
nicotine replacement products
prescription meds to lessen cravings
guide books
encouragement and support from friends and family members.

Using 2 or more of these measures to quit smoking works better than using one one of them alone.

Telephone stop smoking hotlines are an easy to use resource. In Minnesota, smokers can call 1-888-354-7526 or check Additional information can be found at the American Cancer Society website

Make a decision to stop smoking today -- your health will be improved and you will save some money, too!

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Volunteers Needed for Vespers

You plan to be a part of Vespers this year, why not volunteer? We'd love to welcome you as a volunteer at the 8 p.m. service on Dec. 5, or any of Saturday's services at 2, 5, and 8 p.m. Volunteers are needed as ushers and for the will-call table. Bring a friend, and be a part of this magnificent Auggie service. If you are able to volunteer at Vespers this year, please contact Jenna Leahy at

See more at:

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Event Announcements

Daily Chapel

Join us for worship in the chapel at 11:30 a.m.: Pastor Peter Muschinski preaching (Commander, United States Navy Reserve, Chaplain Corps), and the Cedar Singers, directed by Mark Sedio.

Upcoming Chapel Schedule:
Friday, 11/21, 10:40 a.m.: Jazz Ensemble, conducted by David Mantini
Monday, 11/24, 10:40 a.m.: Concert Band, conducted by Bruce McWilliams
Tuesday, 11/25, 11:30 a.m.: PJ Leehey '14, Senior Chapel Talk
Wednesday, 11/26, 10:40 a.m.: Service of Holy Communion (Caroline Wochnick, flute), followed by pie & fellowship!
Thursday-Friday, 11/27-11/28: No Chapel Services - Happy Thanksgiving

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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Register Now - Etiquette Dinner

Learn basic etiquette skills to help you make a great first impression and land a job or internship. Join our guest speaker Deenna Latus, Certified Etiquette Consultant, alumni and students. The evening will be interactive and fun!

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Center, Room 303/305


Sponsored by: Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, Augsburg Business Organization, Athletic Department

Questions: Call 612-330-1148 or email

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Library Director Candidate Presentation, Fri. 2:15

Jane Ann Nelson, Library Director, will be retiring in December. Please join us this Friday, November 21, in Oren Gateway Center, Room 100, from 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., to meet finalist, Amy Sheehan, who will present on the topic, "the role of academic libraries in a changing library landscape, now and in the future." We hope to see you there!

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Got Consent?

EP!C - Augsburg's peer health educators will be hosting the Aurora Center for a program on consent on Tuesday 11/25/14 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Please join us for an informative hour on what consent is, how to ask, and more. We will also be serving Better than Sex Cakes for those who can join us.

Any questions, please call the CCHP office at 612-330-1707. Are you having sex? Got consent? Learn more on Tuesday 11/25.

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Focused Conversation: 3:40 p.m. Today: LIN 301

Come to Lindell 301 at 3:40 p.m. today to participate in a discussion about the design and principles for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion.

This Focused Conversation session, "CSBR: Navigating the homestretch," will be facilitated by Karen Kaivola, provost and chief academic officer; Leif Anderson, vice president and chief information officer; and Stu Anderson, associate professor of physics.

Materials from past Focused Conversation sessions, as well as copies of past email communications from Board of Regents Chair Paul Mueller and from President Paul Pribbenow, are available on the "All Hands" page. To get there, log into Inside Augsburg and click the "All Hands" icon on the main page of Inside Augsburg.

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Summer Research Info. Sessions Today

Do Research. Build Skills. Gain Knowledge. Make Friends.

Looking for a paid summer research experience? Come hear from past summer researchers and faculty mentors about their experiences!

Thursday, November 20th @ 12 p.m. in the Marshall Room
Friday, November 21st @ 12:30 p.m. in OGC 100
Snacks will be provided.

URGO will discuss topics such as:
1. Why is summer research important?
2. What is Augsburg's URGO summer research program?
3. How do I find off -campus research opportunities?
4. How do I apply for summer research?
5. What does a good research proposal look like?

Questions? Please contact URGO at or 612-330-1446

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Economics Lecture Series

The Economics Department and Economics Club is sponsoring the ECONOMICS LECTURE SERIES on Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. in OREN 100. Guest speaker, Dr. Rajamani will discuss the emerging trends in health informatics.

Dr. Rajamani has a PhD in health informatics from the University of Minnesota and a medical degree from India. Her research interests are in public health informatics, impact of information technology in public health practice and population health, adoption and use of standards and trying to measure and understand the impact of interoperability.

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Cold? Apply by Dec. 1 for Spring Break in Mexico

December 1 is the deadline for students to apply to take either REL300 or REL366 during Spring semester, with an international component in Mexico over Spring break! With the cold weather lately, who wouldn't want to look forward to some sun and warmth in March!

Advanced transfers can complete their REL300 requirement, or other students can complete their Search for Meaning II (SFMII) requirement with REL366.

Interested in learning more? Professor Janelle Bussert tells you what she's most excited about doing while the group is in Mexico in this video!

Click here to see the brochure and apply today!

Deadline is December 1!

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Psychology Memory Showdown

Do you think you have a better memory than Augsburg's Psychology Professors? Come showcase your skills at Psychology Club's Memory competition!

All are welcome to the competition and will have several Psychology faculty competing.

**Food, beverages, & prizes!**

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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Employers On Campus To Meet Students - TODAY

The Strommen Career and Internship Services is hosting two upcoming on-campus events for students.

1) Auggies Connect with Employers
Thursday, November 20 (Informal meet and greet)
3-5, Suite 100, Christensen Center
All majors are welcome, however, those majoring in business, marketing and communications are strongly encouraged.

Come and stay for as long as you would like. Ask representatives from The Creative Group, Walser Automotive, Ameriprise Financial, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, Target Stores and Target Corporation questions on your job or internship search and/or have your resume critiqued.

2) Practice "Mock" Interviews with Employers (Communications & All Business Majors)
Wednesday, December 10
Suite 100, Christensen Center
Registration will open in late November.

Students will register for 60 minute practice interviews (30-40 minute interview and 20 minute feedback). This is a wonderful opportunity to practice your interview skills and receive feedback from employers.

If you have questions, please email

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Diversity and Inclusion Update/Meeting - Nov. 20

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the second of our campus community updates on the 14-15 diversity and inclusion work. Thurs., Nov. 20, 1-2 p.m. in Lindell 301.

The focus for Nov. 20 is whether the 14-15 plan addresses issues raised in spring 2014 student focus groups and an update on fall 2014 student survey, and information.

Information and materials available on Moodle.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Congrats to Emerging Leaders Program Graduates

Campus Activities and Orientation is incredibly excited to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) graduates! These students worked over the course of the past 10 weeks to gain a more holistic understanding of leadership, further develop and gain a better sense of their personal leadership styles, and find opportunities to lead at Augsburg College and the greater community.

We also want to thank the 2014 ELP mentors--Vision Bagonza, Lauren Canales Salgado, Cuong Nguyen, Brad St. Aubin, and Koal Williams--for their hard work, dedication, and support for their student mentees this semester!

Please take the time to congratulate these 41 students if you see them on campus:

Mahamoud Abdi
Timothy Bishop, Jr.
Preston Blake
Jermaine Borward
Brighid Burkhalter
Ricardo Cortes Gordillo
Elizabeth Davis
Kyle Donovan
Rebekah Geschwill
Winnie Godi
Habiib Hassan
Nikki Hoang
Emily James
Abraham Johnson
Kalena Johnson
SeAnna Johnson
Bryce Kadrlik
Clare Lantzer
Houachee Lee
Toua Lee
Jessie Livingston
Kalyn McConnell
Marisa Mosqueda
Kathy Moua
Anita Nguyagwa
Ngoc-Uyen Nguyen
Jacquline Nichols
Evan Peterson
Nina Robinson
Mitch Ross
Madeline Stein
Blair Stewig
Gilbert Tamfu
Chloe Tarnowski
Shawnee Theng
Alexis Vue
Mai Bao Vue
Panyia Vue
Alice Wolff
Tou Xiong
Huesee Yang

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Auggie Athletics

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Help Wanted: Part Time Personal Care Assistant

I am a smart, kind, easy going, working gal who happens to be in a wheelchair. Because of my Muscular Dystrophy, I need various types of physical assistance at different times of the day. I am looking to hire females to provide assistance in daily living activities during the early morning, late afternoon, and/or evening during the work week, and especially during the weekends. The start day would be immediate. My PCAs are employed through the agency Accra Care, and the pay is around $12 per hour.

If you are interested or have further questions, contact me (Katie Nelson) at: (phone) 651-271-3219 or (email)

-Must be a female who is 18 years or older
-Must be able to lift 60lbs
-Flexible schedule
-Reliable and communicates well
-No smoking
-Provide transportation to and from work

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Wanted: Used Car

A member of my family is looking for a used car. If you have one, or know of one for sale, please contact Mary Laurel True, or 612-330-1775.

Thank you!

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