Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lot A and D Closure for Asphalt Work

Facilities will be closing Lot A and D on Tuesday, May 3, through Wednesday, May 11, to complete the asphalt portion of the work. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Bryan with facilities at

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Teaching and Learning

Faculty/Staff Seminar Trip to Germany - Apply Now

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Augsburg College faculty and staff are invited to apply for a seminar trip to Germany from May 8-19, 2017. The trip will be led by Dr. Russell Kleckley and Dr. Mark Tranvik of the Religion Department. We will visit Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, and end our trip in Prague. The focus will be on how vocation has been understood in the Lutheran tradition and how it still informs the life and work of the college today. All are don't have to be Lutheran to come!

Seminar participants will be asked to pay $500. For faculty, an additional $500 can be available from CTL funds. This will cover travel, room and most meals. Staff should speak with their supervisors about equivalent financial support from the College. This will cover travel, room and most meals.

Those interested should submit a brief statement describing their interest in the seminar and the anticipated benefits for both the individual and the College. About two paragraphs should be fine. This should be sent to Mark Tranvik ( or Russell Kleckley ( by no later than May 2. Profs. Tranvik and Kleckley will also take your questions or concerns.

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Register Your Summer Internship for Augsburg Exp.

If you are completing a summer internship that you would like to count for your Augsburg Experience, don't forget to register for a non-credit internship (AUG EX3) before starting your experience this summer.

To get started, please attend one of the following Internship Registration/Orientation Session in the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100):

Friday, April 29 at 2:00pm
Monday, May 2 at 12:00pm

Who should attend?
- Students who have an internship lined up for the summer that is related to their major and/or career goals
- Students who want the internship to count for their Augsburg Experience graduation requirement

If you have questions about non-credit internships, please see our website:

Or contact us at

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General Announcements

Personal Discount - Staples Supplies & Technology

Before you scatter for the summer, just a reminder that Augsburg students, faculty, and staff are eligible to get Augsburg College contract negotiated prices for personal use year-round on all Staples products - office supplies, technology, and more. Discount prices are available for online shopping and in Staples retail stores. You also get free next-business-day shipping for online orders $35 and more.

You must sign up in advance to get the discounts. See this flier for clickable links to the sign up sites (one sign up for online shopping and one sign up for retail stores-you are welcome to sign up for both!).

Alumni are also eligible for this discount. See the Alumni Benefits web page for your links to sign up.

(Note: if you order supplies for your Augsburg department, this personal discount requires completely separate sign-ons.)

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Help Needed at AU/Grad Commencement

Are you excited to celebrate our graduating seniors, but are not taking part in Commencement? Here's your chance. All hands are needed to help staff Commencement to assist with ushering and ticket taking at the ceremonies to ensure the continued success and smooth flow of the events.

Ushering/Ticket Taking:
-Adult Day/Grad Graduation: Saturday, April 30 from 2:00-5:30 p.m. (Need 10 People)

Please sign up today by contacting Katie Radford at .

We need all hands on deck so sign up and spread the word! Thanks!

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Food Service Hours

Thursday 4/28
Einsteins is open from 7:30am-1:30pm
Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm, with Hot Food starting at 10:00am.
The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm.

Friday 4/29
All Food Service Locations are open from 7:30am-1:30pm.

Saturday and Sunday 4/30-5/1
All Food Service Locations are closed

Summer Hours
Einsteins is open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm, with a condensed menu.
Nabo is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm, with a condensed menu. Starting May 9th Nabo will also be open Monday-Thursday from 4pm-8pm.
The Commons is Closed.

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Food Service Menus

The Nabo Special Today is a Turkey & Ham Sandwich with American Cheese, Served with Chips and a 16oz Fountain Soda.

There are Frosted Brownies at Dinner in The Commons tonight!

Market Place is serving Tator Tot Hot Dish, Millet Cauliflower, Mashed Potatoes, and Buttered Corn.

Vege is serving Garlic Roasted Mushrooms, Peas & Watercress, Baked Potatoes, and Brown Rice.

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Event Announcements

Hagfors Center Groundbreaking

You're invited to join the groundbreaking ceremony for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion on Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. The celebration will be a way to close the academic year and commemorate the launch of this transformational project.

Among the distinguished guests at the ceremony will be Norm and Vangie Hagfors, whose generosity helped make the new signature academic building a reality, and Regent Emeritus Mike Good '71, who chaired the CSBR campaign to its successful conclusion. Following the groundbreaking, all are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Service in Hoversten Chapel at 5 p.m.

Event Details:
Friday, April 29, 4 p.m.
The ceremony will be held at site of the Hagfors Center: 21st Avenue South and 7th Street South
Reception to follow.

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Faculty Scholarship Display Foss Atrium at 11:45 a.m.

Join us for a celebration of faculty scholarship today, 4/28, in the Foss Atrium from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.!

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Leadership Summit - May 18

The second annual Leadership Summit - co-hosted by the Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Augsburg Masters of Arts in Leadership - will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at noon in Foss Chapel. This year's featured speaker will be Jodi Harpstead, CEO of Lutheran Social Services and an Augsburg Regent. Her leadership topic will be "150 Years of Learning to Live Together - Midway in our Journey?"

The lunch and program is open to the public. To register, go to the Midway Chamber website at: Since the Leadership Studies program is a member of the Chamber you will get the reduced rate. There is also an optional morning program.

This is a great opportunity to interact and network with members of the Midway business and nonprofit community as well as to hear a great presentation. If you have questions, contact Alan Tuchtenhagen ( or Jolee Lilja ( in Leadership Studies.

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Retirement Celebration

Celebrate the retirement of Ron Fedie on Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Join the Chemistry Department for cake and beverages in the Chemistry suite (3rd floor, Science Hall).

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Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

This summer Augsburg will host the twenty-second annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference. Each year this conference brings together members of Lutheran (ELCA) colleges and universities to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education.

The conference will take place from Wednesday, June 8 - Friday, June 10. The conference will begin with an opening session at 4 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:45 p.m. on June 8 and conclude by 1:00 p.m. on June 10. The theme this year is "Preparing Global Leaders for a Religiously Diverse World."

A schedule and session topics for the conference can be found at:

As you may know, the ELCA sponsors teams of up to five faculty and staff from each of the ELCA Colleges to attend this annual gathering. Each year this conference brings together our Lutheran college colleagues to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education. This year, in addition to faculty and staff, we are also inviting students to participate in the conference. As was true for the past seven years, one of the benefits being the host site is that we have the option of inviting more than five people to attend.

This year we will examine interfaith leadership, and students are invited to attend. Students from different colleges will be helping to lead certain parts of the conference as well.

If you will be close to campus this summer, I encourage you to register for this great educational opportunity.

Conference details:
Theme: "Preparing Global Leaders for a Religiously Diverse Society"
Begins at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 8
Ends at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 10

The agenda for the conference as well as access to online registration is provided in the links below.

Agenda for the Conference:

Note the deadline for registration is Monday, May 9.

Please contact Lonna Field at or 1403 if you have questions regarding registration for the conference. If you would like more information about the conference, please contact Tom Morgan at 1773 or I hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Students Accepted to Conduct Off-Campus Research

Augsburg students will be conducting research at institutions throughout the country this summer. Below are the locations and fields in which students will be researching:

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center - Biology
Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station - Biology
Baylor Medical School - Biology
Minnesota Lupus Foundation at U of M - Biology
Minnesota Lupus Foundation at Mayo Clinic - Biology
Johns Hopkins University - Biology
University of Minnesota - Biology
The Mayo Clinic - Bioethics
University of California-San Diego - Chemistry
University of California-Irvine - Chemistry
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Chemistry
University of Minnesota - Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University - Physics

Please email if you know of any other students who will be researching off-campus this summer.

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See Where Auggies Are Going To Grad School

Augsburg seniors and recent alums have been accepted to many graduate programs throughout the country this year and represent a wide range of fields. Congratulations to these individuals and to the faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their academic careers. Auggies will be attending the following programs next year:

Master's Degrees
MA in Musicology at University of Minnesota
MA in Integrated Health and Well-Being at University of Minnesota
MA in Sports & Exercise Psychology at Ball State University
MA in Exercise Physiology at Minnesota State University
MA in Addiction Counseling at Hazelden Betty Ford
MA in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary's University
MA in Psychology at University of Helsinki
MA in Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University
MA in Special Education at University of North Dakota
MS in Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota
MS in Environmental Health at U of M School of Public Health
MS in Microbiology at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
MS in Mechanical Engineering at University of Minnesota (2 students)
MS in Patent Law at University of Minnesota
MBS in Biological Science at University of Minnesota
MLA in Landscape Architecture at University of Minnesota
MSW in Social Work at Augsburg College (4 students)
MSW in Social Work at Minnesota State University
MDiv in Divinity at Lutheran School of Theology
MFA in Screenwriting at University of California-Riverside
MFA in Creative Writing at Augsburg College
MPP in Public Policy at Tufts University
MIA/MPA in International Relations and Public Administration at Columbia University
MDP in Development Practice at U of M Humphrey Institute

Doctoral Degrees
PhD in Sociology at University of Minnesota
PhD in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University
PhD in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University
PhD in Astro Physics at UCLA
PhD in Chemistry at Colorado State University
PhD in Chemistry at Iowa State University
PhD in Physics at University of Iowa
PhD in Physics at University of Minnesota
PhD in Chemical Engineering and Material Science at University of Minnesota
DMA in Music at University of Arizona

Please email if you know of others who will be attending graduate school in the fall that can be added to this list.

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Auggies Are Going to Professional Health Programs

Augsburg seniors and recent alums have been accepted to many health programs throughout the country this year. Congratulations to these individuals and to the faculty and staff who have supported them throughout their academic careers. Auggies will be attending the following programs next year:

Medical School
D.O. at Des Moines University
M.D. at American University of Antigua
M.D. at Georgetown University
M.D. at Harvard University
M.D. at Oregon Health & Science University
M.D. at Rush Medical College
M.D. at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (3 alumni)

D.N.P. at Augsburg College (9 alumni)

Physician Assistant Studies
M.S. at Augsburg College
M.S. at Bethel University
M.S. at Campbell University
M.S. at St. Catherine University
M.S. at University of California, Davis

Pharmacy School
Pharm.D. at University of Minnesota, Duluth

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