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Become an Orientation Leader

Would you like to:

Gain valuable leadership experience?
Receive first-rate training?
Get involved at Augsburg?
Meet new people?

If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you should apply to be a 2015 Orientation Leader today! You can pick up an application in the Auggie's Nest, located in the basement of the Christensen Center.

Applications are due on Tuesday, November 11 at 12 p.m. and must be turned in to Joanne K. Reeck in room 1B in the basement of Christensen Center.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sammy Coy or Chris Wallace in CAO at or 612-330-1100

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New Online Copy Request System

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I am pleased to announce that the new copy request system is now live. The old request form as well as any direct email copy requests will be phased out by the end of this semester. Please familiarize yourself with this new system as it will become the standard for all job requests. A training guide for submitting requests can be found on the Central Services page, .

The link for the new system is located on the Inside Augsburg home page under Administrative Tasks for Faculty and Staff and on the Central Services home page for students. Training for the new copy request system has been scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays in October. These training sessions will last approximately 20-30 minutes.

Listed are the available remaining times for these training sessions:

Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Old Main 210

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 210

If you are unable to attend any of these training sessions, you may request a personal session by calling or emailing the copy center.

For questions, please contact the copy center at 612-330-1054 or

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Closed Saturday and Sunday

The Commons is open for Brunch and Dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Health Commons Supply Drive

The Augsburg Central Health Commons is a community outreach program held at Central Lutheran Church in Downtown Minneapolis, which provides basic medical services and health education to people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds free of charge. The mission of the Health Commons is to promote health and healing in marginalized populations. Donations are the primary way that the Health Commons is able to provide these services to its visitors.

The Health Commons will be holding a Supply Drive, sponsored by Tri-Beta, during the week of October 27-October 31, 2014. Below is a list of items requested for donation:
* men's white socks (new)
* feminine pads (not tampons)
* large size diapers (size 4, 5, 6, or pull-ups)
* travel size shampoo
* travel size conditioner
* travel size soap
* travel size toothpaste
* travel size lotion
* deodorant
* razors
* men's underwear - boxers
* baby wipes

Many of these items can be purchased for low cost at a local dollar store. Any contribution is going to be very appreciated! Drop off boxes will be in the Biology Department office (second floor science) and residence halls all week.

Questions can be directed to biology student Michelle Grafelman
Thank you!

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All Student Inclusion Survey - Mon., Oct. 27

Hello Augsburg College Community,

In continuing with the Augsburg College Diversity & Inclusion Committee 2014-2015 Plan, all currently enrolled students at Augsburg College will receive an email invitation from One Ummah Consulting on Monday, October 27 asking students to complete an online survey. The purpose of this survey is to obtain a clearer understanding of issues of inclusion on Augsburg College campuses and serves as a follow-up to the focus groups held in spring 2014. As mentioned above, the survey is being conducted by an external consulting firm on behalf of Augsburg College. Survey data will be gathered and reviewed by the consulting firm and survey responses will be confidential.

It is our hope that faculty and staff will encourage the students with whom they work to complete the survey. We also hope that students will not only complete the survey, but will also encourage other students to complete the survey as well.

Look to Augsburg Amail in early spring 2015 for information about the publication of survey results.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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Retirement Plan Changes are Coming: Find Out More

Augsburg College and TIAA-CREF announce group transition workshop meetings and individual counseling sessions for faculty and staff. These sessions are being held at no cost to you. These meetings will help explain the changes being made to our retirement plan. At the individual meetings You can discuss your financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to pursue your financial goals, plan for retirement, and invest in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Transition Workshop Meetings
Tuesday, October 21st 4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m., OGC100
Wednesday, October 22nd 11:00 am-12:30 p.m., OGC100
Thursday, October 23rd 2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m., OGC100
Friday, October 31st 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Marshal Room

One on One Counseling Sessions:
Mon. Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:30 am-3:30 p.m. - Augsburg Room, Christensen Center
Tue. Nov. 4, 2014 - 8:30 am-3:30 p.m. - Cedar Room, Christensen Center
Fri. Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:00 am -2:00 p.m. - Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Mon. Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:30 am -3:30 p.m. - Augsburg Room, Christensen Center
Tue. Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:30 am-3:30 p.m. - Augsburg Room, Christensen Center
Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 - 8:00 am -2:00 p.m. - Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:00 am -2:00 p.m. - Augsburg Room, Christensen Center
Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:00 am-2:00 p.m. - Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:30 am -3:30 p.m. - Oren Gateway Center, Room 103

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), or use the links below to register on-line.
November 3-4:

November 7:

November 10-11:

November 13:

November 18-19:

November 21:

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Event Announcements

CTL Theater Night - Free Tickets to Midsummer

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Theater Arts Department present
Faculty and Staff Night at the Theater.

A talkback featuring Doug Green and Robert Cowgill of the English Department, Marty Stortz of the Christensen Center for Vocation, Sarah Myers and Martha Johnson (Midsummer director) of the Theater Department, and the Midsummer Night's Dream student cast will be held immediately following the performance.

Friday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center

Free tickets for faculty and staff: 20 free seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis so reserve your tickets early! Post-show refreshments will be served.

Make reservations at
and please indicate you are faculty or staff interested in CTL Night.

Further information about the production:

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by Martha Johnson
Choreography of the Fairies by Ashwini Ramaswamy
Set Design by Michael Burden
Costumes by Sandra Nei Schulte
Lighting Design by Tom Mays

With its potent mixture of love, comedy, lyricism, and stage magic, A Midsummer Night's Dream has continued to captivate audiences for over four centuries. Set in a mythical world of ancient Athens, moonlit woods, and fairy kingdoms, the play is a poignant and hilarious look at multifarious forms of human folly. Our production will imaginatively explore the play's rich and compelling themes (both overt and covert)–love, power, gender, sexuality, marriage, class, patriarchy–through a fresh, contemporary lens, as we mine the play's poetic, humorous, and magical power.

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All Saints Day Chapel Service: Mon. Nov. 3

We invite you to a special chapel on Monday, November 3, at 10:40 a.m. when the Augsburg Community celebrates All Saints Day. On this festival day we remember with thanksgiving those who have died this past year.

During the worship service, the names of those who have gone before us will be sung during the "Litany of the Saints." The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. All Saint's Day celebrates the people of God, living and dead, who make up the body of Christ. On this day, together with congregations throughout the world, we remember the faithful who have died this past year.

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 Please also include the relationship of the person to you (only the name of the deceased will be sung). Information sheets will also be available during chapel. Please submit names by Friday, October 31.

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Health Commons Celebration Oct. 28

Please join us Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Cedar Cultural Center for an evening celebrating the Health Commons in Cedar-Riverside's 3rd year. Modest appetizers and refreshments will be available. The Taleex Band will be performing at the event and free entrance to the film "Fishing Without Nets" will be given to all attendees. Everyone is welcome!

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Stan Hubbard - Nov. 13

Staff, Faculty and Students:

This fall we are delighted to announce that Stan Hubbard, chair of Hubbard Communications is presenting on campus, November 13, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Sateren Auditorium.

The event will last an hour and all are invited to attend a networking reception in the student art gallery in Christensen, immediately following the presentation. If you are inclined to join us - as I hope you will - please register online, or email with any further questions.

Success from any angle: lessons learned from a lifetime in broadcasting

When: Thursday, November 13
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Sateren Auditorium
Cost: FREE

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Daily Chapel Week of October 27

Join us for worship in the chapel Monday at 10:40 a.m. Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College, preaching, "Generosity. (Rachel Hastings, piano)

Tuesday (10/28) at 11:30 a.m.: Pr. Mike Matson, Chaplain to Student Athletes, preaching "Vocation as Path," for Seminary and Divinity Day at Augsburg

3-Day Reformation Series: Untold Stories of the Reformation

Wednesday (10/29) at 10:40 a.m.: Rev. Dr. Mark Tranvik preaching, Director of Christensen Center for Vocation and Professor of Religion (Mandy Isaacson, viola)
Thursday (10/30) at 11:30 a.m.: Erick Thompson preaching, Instructor, Religion Department (Leah DeSchepper, Kou Lee, and Michelle Grafelman - flute; Karlee Adler, piano)
Friday (10/31) at 10:40 a.m.: Reformation Day, Josh Miller preaching, Instructor, Religion Department, "Luther on Wrestling with God" (The Chapel Brass)

We worship in Hoversten Chapel - Foss Center. All are welcome!

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$1000 Give Away - Auggie Tank2 is Looking for You

Win $1,000! Sign up forms due by noon on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014!

Project management students are on a search here at Augsburg College to discover the next successful entrepreneur, inventor, business person, creator, and innovator. During the next few weeks, you will be given the chance to promote your dream business, invention, or innovation. You can also win up to $1000 cash!If you have a fantastic idea or are already operating your own business successfully but need additional funds, then AuggieTank 2 is for you!

Eligibility requirements:

You must be a student at Augsburg College currently enrolled in at least one course.
Your idea must be business related and something worthy of a monetary prize.
You must be able to give a convincing presentation of your idea on November 23, 2014 at 2 PM
You must record a pitch for your proposal and summit it by the 20th of November.
You must allow us to record your presentation and take photos and use them for educational purposes.

Apply now for the chance to enter AuggieTank 2 and see if your idea is good enough to be in the final competition for the monetary prize.

There are two ways to register:

1. You can completed the sign-up form below or

2. Visit us on Facebook at: AuggieTank 2 and fill out the form there.

Auggie Tank 2 Sign-Up Form Link.

Please fill out this application form to enter as contestant for the Auggie Tank 2.

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Film Festival Submissions TODAY - Friday 10/24/14

Art Club is seeking film submissions for "A Very Spooky Film Festival" which will be held on October 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Sateren Auditorium.

Films should be 3-5 minutes submitted in a MOV format and delivered on a DVD or flashdrive. Submissions may be left in the Pumpkin Dropbox located in the basement of Old Main. Submissions are due TODAY (10/24/14).

Festival participants will cast votes for favorite films and prizes will be awarded to winners.

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WEC/AU - Academic Advising Open House Hours

Academic Advising welcomes you to drop in during our upcoming evening and Saturday open house hours with your Spring registration questions.

WHERE: 2nd floor, Lindell Library 227
WHEN: Monday-Friday, October 27-31, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday, November 10-14, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We hope to see you!

Academic Advising
Lindell 227

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Alumnus Hopes CSBR Gifts Inspire Young Scientists

It was the summer of 1963 when Augsburg accepted two curious high school boys into its summer National Science Foundation course for high school students. The course sparked a deep interest in chemistry for Jon DeVries '68 and his friend, Covey Hendrickson, who had polio.

That spark influenced the two tight-knit friends to enroll together at Augsburg to study chemistry.

Covey lost his battle with the after-effects of polio while the two were attending Augsburg, but DeVries' love for chemistry lived on.

DeVries went on to earn a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota, and then spent the majority of his career as a scientist at General Mills, specializing in food safety and nutrition analysis.

"Augsburg provided me a very good baseline--very solid in math, science, and chemistry--which was great for launching a career in chemistry," DeVries said.

DeVries and his wife, Sharon, hope to inspire other science-minded youth to become well-rounded contributors to society, whether it be in industry, government or academia, utilizing Augsburg-acquired scientific skills and other essential life competencies. They are acting on this hope by giving $50,000 for two faculty offices in Augsburg's planned Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR).

Read more of Jon DeVries' story here:

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Furniture for Sale

Ikea furniture like new! Malm 4-drawer birch dresser and two 2-drawer night stands originally $200 for all; will sell for $50. Hemnes birch bookcase 68 1/2' x 35 5/8' originally $150; will sell for $50. You haul. Email or call 651.341.4209 for photos if interested.

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