Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Library Hours for Fall Semester

Regular hours resume at the library Monday, August 29. The hours this year are similar to last year:

Mon-Thu: 7:45 a.m. - 12 a.m. (Midnight)
Fri: 7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 am - 6 p.m.
Sun: 2 pm - 12 a.m. (Midnight)

You can subscribe to the Library calendar and see all of the hours for Fall Semester at

As always, you can access library resources and chat with a librarian 24/7 at

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21st Avenue South Parking Closure

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management will be extending the closure of 21st Avenue South from South 8th Street to South 7th Street until Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. This closure is in support of the continued work being done in support of the Hagfors Center construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause the Augsburg College Community.

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Teaching and Learning

Department Assessment Workshop on Thursday

The department assessment workshop will focus on what academic departments need to work on during the 2016-2017 year for assessment. The HLC, as shown in the response to our May report, desires to see more connection between department and institutional assessment. We will talk about what this means at the workshop. In addition, we will also be beginning a map of institutional outcomes in general education. All faculty -- not just departmental assessment coordinators -- are encouraged to come. Coffee and snacks will be provided!

Thursday, August 25 | Department Assessment Workshop | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Marshall Room

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General Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: School Supply Drive

Happy Back to School Time, Auggies! Are you excited? I know I am, and I know that there a lot of little kiddos out there excited (and maybe a little nervous) for their first day back at school too.

To kick off the academic year, Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact. Learn more about People Serving People here.

Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let's help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! From August 22nd to September 2nd, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

The supplies needed include (new items only):
#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
pencil box
pencil sharpener
school bags/backpacks
scissors-youth size
washable markers

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Dan Albert to Serve on National Boards

Dan Albert, Assistant Professor of Music, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee of Music Educators Journal, the most widely distributed journal in the field of music education. Also, he has been selected to review submissions for the Music Education Special Interest Group's sessions at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research with more than 15,000 attendees and over 2,500 sessions.

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Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-1:30pm

Nabo is open from 10am-2pm

The Commons is open from 7am-8:30am for Breakfast, 11:30am-1pm for Lunch, and 5-6:45pm for Dinner.

On Friday August 26th All Food Service Locations will return to Full Hours and Full Menus.

Einsteins is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-9pm, Fridays 7:30am-8pm, Saturdays 7:30am-5pm, Sundays Closed.

Nabo is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-8pm, Fridays 7:30am-6pm, Weekend College Fridays 7:30am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm, Sundays Closed.

The Commons is open Monday-Friday 7:30am-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11:30am-1pm and 5-7pm.

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Event Announcements

Remembering Douglas Diamond

The Music Department will host an event in remembrance of Doug Diamond in Murphy Square on Saturday, August 27, from 3-6 p.m. Brisket, prepared to Doug's specifications, will be served. If you'd like to speak and/or play music in the park you are invited to do so. A time to remember, laugh, grieve, and be grateful for the memories and lessons learned. Please help spread the word!

For more information, contact Jill Dawe at and/or Tina Brauer at

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Individualized Transportation Consultations - 8/24

Faculty and Staff: Interested in learning about YOUR unique transit options to and from campus? Drop-in transportation consultations are available Wednesday, August 24th, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Cedar Room. Talk about transportation options with an experienced transit coach from St. Paul Smart Trips!

Attend a session and be in the running for free ride coupons for Metro Transit. Or bring your bike in and get set up for the ZAP Twin Cities bicycle commuting program. Learn more by dropping in--we'd love to see you!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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