Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Parking Restrictions Lot K

Please note that Lot K (the ice arena lot) will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday September 10 until 10 p.m. Thursday September 11. Everyone will be expected to have their cars removed from this lot during the times listed above. Failure to abide by these regulations can result in a ticket or tow of the vehicle at the vehicle owner's expense. If you have any questions feel free to call DPS at 612-330-1717.

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Music Main Floor Restrooms Remodel

Both women's and men's restrooms on the main floor of the Charles S. Anderson Music Hall will undergo remodeling from September 15-30. They will be worked on one at a time, with the other rest room labeled Gender Neutral during the work.

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Teaching and Learning

Writing Lab Opens Next Monday

Get ready to visit the Writing Lab! Last year, tutors in the Writing Lab conducted well over 2,000 conferences with students on their writing assignments, and they are ready to start the new academic year. The lab, located on the street level of Lindell Library and just left of the circulation desk, will open for fall semester on Monday, September 15.

Here are the hours:

Monday: 11:10 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.; 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.; 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.; 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.; 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.; 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Friday: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Faculty - If you would like a tutor to visit your class to present information on the WL, please contact K. Swanson, x1010.

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Register Your Fall Internship for Augsburg Exp.

If you have an internship this fall and would like to use it to fulfill your Augsburg Experience graduation requirement, remember to register your internship by September 16!

You have two options to register your internship:
- Option 1: Register for academic credit (2 or 4 credits) with a professor, which also fulfills the Augsburg Experience. For details on the academic internship registration process visit:

- Option 2: Register for the non-credit internship option (AUG EX3) that fulfills the Augsburg Experience only. For details on the non-credit internship registration process visit:

Both options require you to attend an internship orientation/registration session available on the following dates:

- Thursday, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions about registering your internship experience, email us at

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AugSTEM Lecture

"Building a Career vs. Fitting Into One: An Eclectic Journey Through Science, Engineering, Art and Medicine"

Who: Dr. Christopher Scorzelli
When: September 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: OGC 100

Christopher Scorzelli, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer at Kabloo Design, where he works to invent new medical devices and support client projects in the MedTech space. Dr. Scorzelli is also currently serving as Interim Executive Director of Magic Arms for the World, a nonprofit organization working to serve children with rare neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Scorzelli is a physician by training, a self taught engineer, and an artist at heart. He has over 19 years of experience in everything from molecular biology to home hospice to fine art.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Please RSVP at

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General Announcements

While Supplies Last - Renaissance Fest Tickets

While Supplies Last - Renaissance Fest Tickets for Sale

Augsburg is pleased to offer discounted 2014 Renaissance Festival tickets available for purchase starting Monday, August 11, 2014 in Human Resources. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash.

The Renaissance Festival is open weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine, August 16 through September 28, plus Labor Day and Festival Friday on September 26. Parking is free.

For more information about the festival see:

Discounted ticket prices are:
Adult = $17.95
Child (ages 5-12) = $10.50
Food coupon book = $5.00

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More Ways to Pay at the Vending Machines

If you thought paying with your credit card at the vending machines was cool, now you can pay with ISIS electronic wallet! ISIS is free app that allows you to pay with select Android or select iPhone smart phones. Check out for details and information about current promotions, coupons, and storing your store loyalty cards.

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Global Roots Festival all Free at The Cedar

Don't miss this...All FREE shows next week!

Global Roots Festival and Midnimo: Music for Unity Campus and Community

Cedar Cultural Center (Voted best world music venue in the world!)
416 Cedar Avenue

Monday, September 15 7:30 p.m. La Yegros Banda Magda-Argentina
Intermission: Mohamed Alta with Alma Andina-Somali music

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Hassan Hakmoun with Derek Gripper-Morrocan and Ethiopian
Intermission: Argos-Somali music

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Emel Mathlouthi with Feedel Band-Tunisia
Intermission: Deeqa Bilan with Professor Bob Stacke and Augsburg musicians

**Free shows but due to high demand, please email to reserve your place on the guest list.

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Lockers for Commuter Students

Campus Activities and Orientation offers free lockers to commuter students in the Science Hall. These lockers can be reserved for the entire academic year.

Lockers are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are no longer available. To request a free locker, visit

Questions? Email

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Announcing the Fall 2014 Emerging Leaders

Campus Activities and Orientation would like to announce the Fall 2014 Emerging Leaders! These individuals were selected from a very competitive pool of over 100 first-year and transfer students to participate in a 10-week program aimed at developing leadership skills and helping them obtain various leadership positions on campus.

If you see any of these individuals on campus, please congratulate them!

Mahamoud Abdi
Shay Batal
Tim Bishop
Preston Blake
Jermaine Borward
Brighid Burkhalter
Ricardo Cortes Gordillo
Maria Cruz
Lizzie Davis
Kyle Donovan
Tone Fuenffinger
Rebekah Geschwill
Winnie Godi
Habiib Hassan
Nikki Hoang
Emily James
Abe Johnson
Kalena Johnson
SeAnna Johnson
Bryce Kadrlik
Neil King
Clare Lantzer
Ian Larsen
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
Maddey Stein
Blair Stewig
Gilbert Tamfu
Chloe Tarnowski
Shawnee Theng
Alexis Vue
Mai Bao Vue
Panyia Vue
Katelyn Washburn
Alice Wolff
Mai Houa Xiong
Tou Xiong
Huesee Yang

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Writing Lab Class Visits

The Augsburg College Writing Lab will open for the semester on Monday, September 15. If any faculty member would like a tutor to make a brief visit to a class to explain the services provided in the lab, please email Brad St. Aubin at to set up a time for a visit. The tutors are excited to start another semester and would love to introduce themselves and explain the ways the Writing Lab can be of assistance to students!

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Timekeeping Systems Workshops

With the new school year beginning, we have many new students, staff, and supervisors using the new timekeeping system.

We have set up several hands on workshops to go through the process of the new system.

The sessions are targeted to particular groups which are noted below with the list of days, times, and locations.

1. Wednesday, September 10, 10-11 a.m., Sverdrup 201 (students with jobs on campus)
2. Friday, September 12, 3-4 p.m., Sverdrup 201 (staff)
3. Monday, September 15, 9-10 a.m., Sverdrup 201 (supervisors)
4. Monday, September 15, 3-4 p.m., Sverdrup 201 (supervisors)

We will continue to have workshops for the payroll periods in September and October. If you miss these, look for future dates and times.

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Listening Session with Penumbra Theatre Company

September 18, 3:40-5:00 p.m. Foss Studio

Students - Please join us for an important event that is devoted to listening to Augsburg students regarding issues of diversity and inclusion on campus. This session is a time for students to share what it feels like to be a student of color on campus, as well as for aspiring white student allies to share some of the difficulties and challenges they face in doing ally work here at Augsburg. This session is part of ongoing initiatives by the college aimed at addressing inclusiveness on campus. Penumbra Theatre Company brings expertise in using the arts to work toward social justice and will use this listening session to inform their artists and educators about the specific needs of our students. Your voices matter. Your stories matter. Please come and share so that we can make this campus a better learning environment for all. (This session is jointly sponsored by CTL and Human Resources.)

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Davanni's Discount

Our neighbor Davanni's Pizza and Hot Hoagies has been a proud sponsor of Augsburg Athletics for over three years. They would also like to welcome all Augsburg students, faculty and staff to get a discount when visiting the restaurant (dine-in or take-out) or getting delivery. When you feel like wandering off campus for something to eat, just ask for the 10% "Auggiematic Discount"! Visit them at 2500 Riverside Avenue, call 612-332-5551, or order online at

See this and other discounts on the Augsburg Purchasing webpage, Personal Deals & Discounts.

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Food Service

Nabo is serving hot food starting today at 10 a.m.! Burgers! Pastas! Chicken Tenders!

Einstein's is open with lots of options today 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.!

Commons open all day! 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.!

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Environmentalism Gets a Double Boost This Fall

Environmental Studies and the Environmental Stewardship Committee have new faces on campus this fall with two new positions.

Dr. Emily Gaenzle Schiling is a new faculty member in environmental studies and biology. She comes to us with a Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine. She brings an expertise in aquatic ecology and conservation biology to her role at Augsburg and an interest in campus sustainability.

The Environmental Stewardship Committee's new Graduate Fellow is Efa Ferrer. Efa is a graduate student in the MBA program. She has a Bachelor's degrees in Global Studies and German from the University of Minnesota. She has a strong interest in sustainability, and experience organizing and coordinating projects.

Please welcome Emily and Efa!

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Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff Social Hour Friday Afternoon

All Augsburg faculty and staff are cordially invited to a social hour this Friday, September 12, 3-5 p.m. We will gather in the party room at a neighborhood restaurant, Soberfish, located at 2627 E Franklin Avenue. Please stop in to spend time with colleagues old and new. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Campus Ministry. We hope to see you there!

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Farewell Reception Friday - Location Change

Please join us at a farewell reception for Laura Forgey, Augsburg Bookstore Manager, on Friday, September 12, 3-4:30 p.m., Student Art Gallery, Christensen Center. Come for conversation, snacks and cake. After many, many years with Barnes & Noble here at Augsburg, Laura is returning home to Texas and a different position with Barnes & Noble. Her last day on campus is September 26.

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Common Table Open House

The Sabo Center invites you to join us for a Common Table Open House!

Tuesday, September 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Come enjoy refreshments, meet the Common Table team, hear about our work with this space, find out about upcoming events and talk with us about how your work connects with ours!

We will share a short summary of our work at 4:30 but feel free to stop by any time to hang out - and bring friends!

Check out the Common Table Facebook page for more information about the space:

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Campus Kitchen Volunteer Dinner This Friday

IF YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED AT EBENEZER IN THE PAST: The residents of Ebenezer Tower are hosting Campus Kitchen volunteers for a thank you dinner on the 23rd floor Friday, September 12, in place of our regular shift.

If you can make it, RSVP by emailing

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Biology Alumnus to Give Talk - Friday

Dr. Thane Papke, an Augsburg Alumnus, will be giving a talk on Friday, September 12 at 3:15 in SCI 123.

Title: Haloferax volcanii, a model prokaryote for investigating everything that is interesting in biology from the origins of DNA, polyploidy, and sexual reproduction to multicellularity, cell differentiation and cooperation.

Dr. Papke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular an Cellular Biology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

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Community Opportunity Fair - Next Wednesday

Come to the Community Opportunity Fair-Students, Faculty and Staff

Learn about all of the great options for doing service-learning components in classes, Bonner placements, volunteer opportunities and internships.

Over 20 different community organizations and schools will be here on:
Wednesday, September 17
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
IN THE QUAD, Christensen if the weather is bad

For more information, please contact Mary Laurel True, Sabo Center, or 612-330-1775.

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Strommen Center Student Open House - TODAY

The Strommen Career and Internship Center located in Suite 100 of the Christensen Center will be hosting an Open House for students on Thursday, September 11 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. Stop by for cookies and conversation.

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Daily Chapel: Radical Hospitality

Join us for worship this morning at 11:30 a.m.: Patrick Joiner, Augsburg Pastoral Intern, preaching, "Radical Hospitality."

Friday, 9/12 at 10:40 a.m.: Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching, "Practicing Sabbath". We will also have a special sending blessing for Maureen Reed, Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, whose last day will be next Monday, 9/15. Friday chapel will be followed by C3: Christ, Community & Coffee.

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

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Moving Sale

Upholstered Recliner $100
Computer desk: Free
Computer Desk Chair: $30
Sears Treadmill Pro-Form 835 QT, with new deck and motor: $150
3-piece Wooden Entertainment Center $90
4-piece set of 2 chests of drawers and 2 book-cases on top $90

All in good condition. Pictures may be seen at the Edina home sale website:

If you wish to come and look, we are in Brooklyn Park, about 35 minutes from campus.

Please email at: or call (763) 315-0743.

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Babysitting Services - Evenings and Weekends

Are you looking for a reliable, competent, and responsible baby sitter for occasional evenings and weekends?

I am offering babysitting services for occasional evenings and weekends. I have over 50 years of childcare experience as a part-time sitter, mother of five, foster mother and grandmother of four. (Yes, you read that correctly, 50 years!)

I love children of all ages, from newborns to teens. I play games. I read books. I fix meals. I love the outdoors. I put children to bed. I clean-up. I could be your occasional Mary Poppins!

Beginning rate is $12.00 per hour, depending on hours needed and duties.

Call Pat at 612-850-1519 or email

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