Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Campus Buildings Closed for Holiday

Campus buildings will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, for the holiday. Regular academic and administrative building hours will resume on Sunday.

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Teaching and Learning

Library Building Closed for July 4 Weekend

The Library will be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in observance of the July 4 holiday. We will reopen with normal summer hours on Monday at 9 a.m.

All electronic resources are available 24/7 on our website at

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General Announcements

Daily A-mail Schedule

The Daily A-mail will be on hiatus Friday, July 3, due to Augsburg College's observation of the Independence Day holiday. Publication will resume Monday, July 6, and announcements for this edition should be submitted the morning of the 6th before 10 a.m.

Please send questions or concerns via email to Thank you.

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Two Auggies Chosen for National China Delegation

Two Augsburg students, Sadiya Jiru and Hussein Abdullahi, were chosen to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Abroad Delegation. Sadiya is a junior majoring in Computer Science, and Hussein is a senior Biology/Chemistry double major.

Sadiya and Hussein are two of just 20 students from around the country chosen to participate. This elite delegation of STEM students all had exceptional coursework in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. They will have the opportunity to network with high-achieving STEM peers from the black community and engage an intercultural experience to a country that is a leader in STEM fields.

Delegates have almost all program and travel costs covered by CBCF. They met in Washington, D.C for a briefing with government officials before departing for two weeks in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. They will brief officials in D.C on their experience before returning to Minnesota. The program will take place June 25 to July 13.

During the program, students will study Mandarin, Chinese history & culture, and interact with Chinese leaders in science and technology. Included is a tour of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing, lectures and workshops about China's economy, education system, art, and history, and US-China relations.

"The CBCF is committed to providing students with a global perspective," said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the CBCF. "The China study abroad program will allow our students to see the educational and career opportunities that are available to them internationally."

The China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) organized and administered the program in collaboration with the CBCF.

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Event Announcements

Welcome TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge Class of 2015!

Welcome the TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge Class of 2015!

Twenty-four new Auggies begin their journey at Augsburg College with TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge! This five-week academic program is offered to Augsburg TRIO/SSS eligible first-year students (first generation, low income, and/or have a disability, and meet academic need requirements). Summer Bridge runs Sunday, July 5 through Thursday, August 6, 2015.

All Summer Bridge students will take REL 100: Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning with Mark Tranvik, and COM 111: Introduction to Public Speaking with Bob Groven. Summer Bridge students will participate in Supplemental Instruction sessions, attend workshops to learn more about Augsburg College and college life, and take part in social and cultural enrichment activities. The students will develop a strong sense of community through learning and living together.

The Summer Bridge program and TRIO/SSS are jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Augsburg College. Additional funding is provided by the Minnesota Department of Education and the USDA Summer Food Service Program. We are excited to announce that new this year, we will offer full-tuition scholarships to students upon successful completion of the TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge program for four years! Students will be required to fulfill additional requirements throughout the school year as part of the Summer Bridge Promise Grant. A great deal of appreciation goes to everyone who continues to help us make this program a huge success every year!

Any questions about the program can be directed to the TRIO/SSS office
612-330-1311, email, or visit our webpage at You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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