Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Teaching and Learning

What Makes Augsburg Unique? - Wed., Nov. 2

Faculty and staff, mark your calendars for the next installment in the New Faculty Series next Wednesday.

Professor Phil Quanbeck II, Professor in the Religion Department, will share stories of Augsburg's history, traditions, and his own personal experiences. He has some "skin in the game:" there has been a "Phil Quanbeck" on Augsburg's Religion Faculty for 60+ years! All faculty and staff are welcome.

New Faculty Series: What Makes Augsburg Unique?
Wednesday, November 2
Riverside Room, Christensen Center

The New Faculty Series is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and Christensen Center for Vocation.

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Assessment and Moodle Lunch & Learn - Tues., Nov. 1

The first Assessment Lunch & Learn of the year is next Tuesday, November 1. Faculty and staff are invited to grab lunch in the Commons (it's on us!) and gather in the Cedar Room to learn about how to use most effectively use Moodle for assessment of your students' learning.

Tuesday, November 1
11:30am - 12:30pm
Cedar Room, Christensen Center

Sponsored by Assessment and Academic Affairs. RSVP to for lunch.

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CTL Night at the Theatre - Thurs., Nov. 3

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites Augsburg faculty and staff to attend the Theater Department's production of Cymbeline and a post-show discussion next Thursday, November 3.

A limited number of free tickets are available for faculty and staff. It's first-come, first-served, so email Mara at now to reserve your spot!

Cymbeline, one of William Shakespeare's final plays, is a fantastical fairy tale that swings from comedic heights to tragic despair with an added touch of romance. Taking place during King Cymbeline's reign in Britain, the play tells the story of Princess Imogen's romance with the courteous but poor Posthumus, their secret marriage and his consequent banishment. The couple's journey back to each other involves wagers and poison, hidden identities, long-lost brothers, deceitful villains, a lost bracelet, evil stepmothers, ineffectual fathers, and an invasion by the Roman army. Running time for Cymbeline is about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Attendees are invited to a dessert reception and discussion immediately following the production in the Foss Concourse area. English Professor Doug Green and Director Darcey Engen, along with student actors from the show, will lead the discussion during the dessert reception. Please join us for this event!

CTL Night at the Theatre: Cymbeline and Post-Show Discussion
Thursday, November 3
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater and Foss Atrium

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Model United Nations Delegation - Apply Now

Students, there is still time to apply for Model UN! Those accepted will enroll in POL 368 in the spring semester and travel to NYC for the national conference on March 18-25, 2017. A lab fee of $500 is required; the college will cover the remainder of the cost.

The priority deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 14.

Prerequisites are POL 160 World Politics OR consent of the instructor. Any undergraduate student, regardless of major or class year, may apply!

Follow this link to download the application and read more:

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General Announcements

Fair Labor Standards Act Information

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Changes to this law, effective December 1, 2016, include increasing the salary threshold required for an employee to be considered exempt from overtime.

Human Resources has worked with supervisors and the President's Leadership Team to develop a plan that enables Augsburg to comply with changes to the FLSA. To learn more about the changes to FLSA and the types of positions that may be impacted, please refer to the Augsburg College FAQ's

Additional information about the FLSA can be found on the Department of Labor website:

Employees who are in positions impacted by the change in FLSA will be contacted by their supervisor by October 31. Because there are special provisions for higher education, faculty and others in positions whose primary duty is teaching will not be affected by these changes.

Human Resources will be hosting meetings to update employees about the new regulations and provide guidance on record-keeping requirements, how to determine compensable time, and Augsburg's pre-approval requirement for working overtime. These sessions will be held in the Marshall Room on:
November 3rd from 10 – 11 am
November 14th from 9-10 am
November 15th from 1-2 pm

All are welcome to attend.

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Great Community Event

BareBones Halloween Extravaganza
You Were Once Wild Here
October 22 - 31
The 23rd annual BareBones Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza!

Come and see witches, weavers, crones, kittens, cats, fire, PUPPETS and an orchestra led by Venus DeMars. Directed by Melissa Birch.

Date: October 23, 2016
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Hidden Falls Regional Park
1313 Hidden Falls Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55101
From: BareBones Puppets

Since 1993, BareBones Productions has presented The Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza, a community-created spectacle pageant of larger-than-life puppetry, drama, stilting, dance, fire, song, and music that honors the circle of life by celebrating its seasonal arc of death in the Fall. After the performance, the audience joins the cast in enjoying hot food and drink served by Sisters' Camelot, Minneapolis' free organic food distribution collective, and raucous dancing with live music performed by local bands including Gypsy Brass-Americana party legends, the Brass Messengers.

We present the popular "Halloween Show" each year as an alternative Halloween community arts event, appropriate for all ages and without a commercial focus, that takes place in a Twin Cities urban neighborhood park. Over 250 artists, puppeteers, musicians, performers, builders, technicians, ushers, and helpers of all kinds are involved in the creation of each performance. The Halloween Extravaganza, through 2009, was built each year on the West Bank in Minneapolis.

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Need Great Electives for Spring Classes?

AIS has three classes we would love to recommend to you:

AIS 205: Contemporary American Indians: In this topics-oriented course, students focus on issues that face contemporary American Indians, including tribal sovereignty and identity politics, treaty rights, language retention and education, religious freedom, and Indian activism.
Core Curriculum Component: None Prerequisite(s): None 4 Semester Credits
Meets M-W-F 1:50-3:00

AIS 364: Indigenous Filmmakers. This film and media course introduces students to the exciting and expanding field of Indigenous media—specifically films and visual media made by Native Americans. We explore the political and social forces at work behind the American Indigenous film movement, which provides an extraordinary range in perspectives and views that inform Native American cultures.
Core Curriculum Component: None Prerequisite(s): None 4 Semester Credits
Meets: Wed. 6-9:30

AIS 405: Indigenous Activism and Resistance in the Americas. This course explores ongoing and current forms of activism and resistance across the Americas that are directly related to cultural survival and continuity, issues of sovereignty and peoplehood, autonomy and self-determination, and decolonization. Students do original research and signature projects.

Core Curriculum Component: AIS Keystone, Upper Division elective for AIS; capstone for Culture and Justice minor. 4 Semester Credits
Meets: M-W-F 11-12:20

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Amazon Packages

Please address all Amazon packages to 731 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454 with your first and last name. We have found packages being dropped off around campus by Amazon delivery drivers. We at Shipping/Receiving have no way of tracking these packages or knowing they have been delivered if they do not come through our facility.

Thank you,
Shipping/Receiving Team
731 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454

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"Who Are My Neighbors?" Somali Americans

The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship is hosting "Who is My Neighbor" with Brian Coyle Center's Youth Director and long time community leader, Abdirahman Mukhtar on Friday, November 4 from 3:15pm-4:45pm in OGC #113. Come and learn more about our Somali Community.

All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend, so feel free to bring friends!

Contact Mary Laurel True with questions at

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Adjunct and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Unionization

Faculty and staff colleagues,

I write with an update on the College's response to the current unionization effort by SEIU. In order to keep faculty and staff as fully informed as possible, I want to draw your attention to a Moodle site that was created to provide current communication and FAQs on this process. You can self-enroll in the Augsburg College-Proposed Unionization Moodle site here:

If you have any questions as the process moves forward, please let me know.


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Event Announcements

Seminary and Divinity Day - TODAY

Join us for Seminary and Divinity Day!

Today Augsburg College will be hosting this year's Seminary and Divinity School Day. This year's theme is, "Stewarding God's Call," and is a day for all students considering the possibility of future theological study to gather with students from other colleges in similar discernment stages to meet with representatives from seminary and divinity schools from all around the country!

Note that 17 top notch seminary and divinity schools have already confirmed attendance, listed below!
Chicago Divinity School- Chicago, IL
Harvard Divinity School- Cambridge, MA
United Theological Seminary (UCC)- New Brighton, MN
Vanderbilt University- Nashville, TN
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary- Dubuque, IA
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary- Waco, Texas
Trinity Lutheran Seminary- Columbus, OH
Candler School of Theology, Emory University- Atlanta, GA
Luther Seminary- St. Paul, MN
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago- Chicago, IL
Wartburg Theological Seminary- Dubuque, IA
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary- Berkeley, CA
Princeton Theological Seminary- Princeton, NJ
Union Seminary in the City of New York- New York City, NY
Pacific School of Religion- Berkeley, CA
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary- Evanston, IL
Wake Forest University School of Divinity- Winston-Salem, NC

You can view the schedule on our website and find what parts of the day work for you to attend at

Whether you're curious to test the waters of Seminary and Divinity School, or you know for certain it's something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options. Come, join us at Augsburg on October 27 to contemplate how you are stewarding God's call for you in the world!

If can come to any part of the day, please REGISTER at:

Additionally, if you have any questions at all, feel free to email the Christensen Center for Vocation Student Assistant Emily at

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Farewell Reception for Dulce Monterrubio

Dulce Monterrubio, Director, Latin@ and Undocumented Student Services, will be leaving her position at Augsburg. Please join her colleagues and students in thanking her for her contributions to Augsburg, Fri., Oct. 28, 11-2 p.m. in Christensen Center, Suite 2.

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New: Interfaith Ally Workshop, Nov. 2, 11:10 a.m.

Religious diversity is growing in our nation. As our campus becomes more religiously diverse, it's essential to engage in interfaith dialogue and understanding. This new workshop, offered by Augsburg Campus Ministries through the Diversity and Inclusion program, will explore how religious literacy and interfaith understanding can be effectively nurtured on our campus and our neighborhood. The workshop includes: current religious demographics for Augsburg students, case studies, best practices and local resources. Come prepared to engage one another in reflection and small group discussion.

We hope to see you there! You may register on the Diversity and Inclusion Events Calendar: or by contacting Amy Hanson at REGISTER TODAY - ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAIN!

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Morning Chapel: Rev. Ingrid Rasmussen

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 11:30am: It's Seminary & Divinity School Day! Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, preaching.

Chapel Series "The Reformation" Concludes Tomorrow:
Friday, 10/28, 10:40am: Dr. Russell Kleckley, Assoc. Prof., Religion Dept., preaching, "Perseverance, Reformation Style." Musicians: The Riverside Singers, directed by Nancy Grundahl

We gather in Hoversten Chapel - Everyone is welcome!

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Psychological Thriller Night

The showing of the Stanford Prison Experiment by Kyle Patrick Alvarez brought to you by Augsburg Psychological Association. The event will serve food for an estimated 20 people on a first come first serve bias. The event will begin at 7:45 to 9:30 PM at Marshall Room November 3rd 2016. Bring comfort items for the movie if needed. For questions or concerns please email at:

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Be a Part of Advent Vespers Processional Party

The 37th Annual Advent Vespers is approaching rapidly! Ten to twelve thousand people come to the 'cathedral-like' Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis for Augsburg's Advent Vespers. Hundreds of Augsburg singers, instrumentalists and liturgical participants will lead these five services. Be a part of vespers by carrying a candle, torch banner, or bells in the gospel processional! This is a great way to settle into Advent and spend time with other Auggies.

The services are on Friday, 12/2, at 5pm & 8pm, and on Saturday, 12/3, at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm. Bus transportation between Augsburg campus and Central Lutheran is provided, as well as meals and snacks.

Sound like fun? It is! Sign-up in Foss 104, contact Amy Hanson at or online at

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Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn: November 2, 12 p.m.

Mark your calendars! Human Resources and Student Financial Services are excited to be partnering up this fall to offer a Tuition Benefit Lunch and Learn on November 2, in Oren Gateway Center, Room 100, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join other colleagues in learning more about the tuition benefit, the application process, and how to navigate getting the most of your benefit.

Questions? Email

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Flu Shots - Thursday 10/27

The Center for Wellness and Counseling welcomes the MN Visiting Nurse Association for an additional flu shot clinic Thursday 10/27/16 from 11:30 - 1:30 pm in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office.

If you have not gotten your flu shot yet, you are encouraged to drop in on Thursday and get your shot. Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card or $36 cash or check (credit or debit cards not accepted).

Any questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Thank you for helping keep our community healthy by getting your annual flu shot!

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Update on the Crisis in Syria &Turkey

Friday morning October 28 from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. in OGC 103, Matthew Hand of Lutheran Mideast Development will report on the current situation along the Turkey-Syria border and the plight of the Kurds in Eastern Turkey. Matthew Hand is LMD's organizer on the ground in Turkey. LMD is small faith-based NGO based in St. Paul and the director is Pastor John Snider (Augsburg '78).
This is an opportunity to hear first hand about the humanitarian crisis and what is being done to help. For more information please contact Prof. Phil Quanbeck of the Religion Department. Email:

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NDNZ in the City: Multi-media Narratives

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents: NDNZ in the City: Multi-media Narratives of American Indian Culture in the Heart of Los Angeles, California

November 2
Join us for an evening of talk, short films, photographs, and personal stories from Indigenous multimedia documentarian, Pamela Peters (Navajo). The evening's event will showcase Peter's newest film Legacy of Exiled NDNZ and multimedia presentation Real NDNZ re-take Hollywood. Pamela's work stands against prevalent stereotypes of American Indians in popular culture by pushing viewers to critically analyze the psychological and historical structures of Native American in mass media.

Location and Time
Augsburg College
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

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All Saints Day in Chapel on Tuesday, November 1

Please join us on Tuesday, 11/1, at 11:30am for All Saint's Day Festival Worship. We will remember with thanksgiving those who have died this past year during the "Litany of the Saints."

You may send the names of those people in your life who have died and who you would like to be named and remembered during chapel to Amy Hanson in the Campus Ministry Office at or fill out a form located by the Hoversten Chapel entrance in Foss Center -- please submit by Friday, October 28.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Prof. Cass Dalglish Featured at Poken Sword

Professor of English Cass Dalglish will be one of the writers featured at Poken Sword's "Luminous Evening Dedicated to the Love of Language" on Friday, Oct. 28, at "2001 A Space," located at 2001 5th Street NE, Minneapolis.

Other performers Friday will include Stanley Dean Hawthorne,
Desdamona, Noel Labine, Tom Cassidy, Molly O'Connor
and Wayne Nelson.

All will share original works on "Loss," Poken Sword's curated topic for October.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Read more on the Poken Sword website:

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Lehmann and Hensley Present at Community Event

Dr. Barbara Lehmann, Associate Professor of Social Work, and Dr. Melissa Hensley, Associate Professor of Social Work, presented a workshop at the 16th Annual Jewish Community Conference on Mental Health on October 23. The conference was held at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. The title of their workshop was "Going Back to School While Living with Mental Illness."

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$550 Rent - Female Roommate Wanted (Minneapolis)

Clean, spacious largest of 5 bedrooms. Walking distance from campus. Quiet neighborhood. 2 shared bathrooms. 2 full kitchens. This one won't last long!

Not available until February

If interested please contact me at:

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