Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Fall Internship Registration

The deadline for fall internship registration is Monday, September 14th. If you have an internship for the fall term that you would like to register, please complete the following steps:

* Academic Internships for 2 or 4 credits:
* Non-credit internships for Augsburg Experience only:

Students who wish to register an internship for fall term must also attend one of the following internship orientation/registration sessions in the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100). Students with an internship seminar course (i.e. PSY400, SOC399, BUS397/399) do NOT need to attend this session, all other students are required to attend one of these sessions:

* Thursday, September 3rd at 4:00pm
* Friday, September 4th at 11:00am
* Tuesday September 8th at 9:30am
* Thursday September 10th at 2:30pm
* Friday, September 11th at 8:15am & 3:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Career & Internship Services in the Strommen Center at or call 612-330-1148.

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Play Ball - At Least See Where It Is Played

Thursday, September 10, 5-7 p.m.

Faculty and Staff, join us for the first CTL event of the year. This event will introduce participants to two local institutions as well as provide time to get better acquainted with colleagues.

Professor Kristin Anderson of the Art Department will lead us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Target Field. The tour will include the Roof Deck, Metropolitan Club, Legends Club, Press Box, Champions Club, and the Visitor's Clubhouse. The tour will start and end at Gate 6, right next to the light rail platform. After the tour, we'll head to the Fulton Brewery for some social time. CTL will pay for the tour, but not (sorry) the Fulton beverages.

If you are interested, RSVP by emailing Hurry, there are only 25 spots available and they are going fast!

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Gradebook Workshop Today

Take advantage of our last open session this week to help you set up, organize and fine-tune your Moodle gradebook to align with your syllabus.

The Moodle gradebook enables you to:
* Integrate all graded activities (including in-class assessments)
* Provide students immediate, private, and formative assessment
* Reduce time addressing student questions about grades
* Reuse the grading setup the next time you offer the course

Location: Lindell Library 301

When: Thursday (September 3) 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Walk-ins are welcome. You will receive support from a member of our E-Learning Team. Come and go when you can, but plan on allocating approximately 30 minutes. Bring your laptop if you like, but we will have technology available if you don't.

We look forward to helping you!

Find more Moodle help at the Faculty Moodle Resource site:

Eric Strom
Academic Liaison for Computing

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General Announcements

Food Service Specials

Thursday 9/3/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is Spaghettis and Meat Sauce with a Breadstick.

There is Beef Stir fry at Lunch and Dinner in The Commons today.

There is a Welcome BBQ at Lunch Today.

Come to Nabo to try several new items including Build Your Own Salad, Black
Eye on tap Cold Press and Nitro, Kind bars, Pop-Tarts, and more!

Enjoy the new beverages in The Commons; Crystal Light, Orange Crush, Cherry Pepsi, and Diet Dr. Pepper!

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Food Service Hours

Thursday 9/3/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9:00pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Purple Cauliflower, Roasted Potatoes with Herbs, and Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Red Onion and Butter. Vege is serving Boiled Baby Reds with Vegan Pesto, Garlic Kale, Vegan Pasta with Alfredo and Vegan Chicken Strips, and Diced Sweet Potatoes with Banana and Walnut.

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Campaigning for Student Government

Vote for Kitana Holland as First-Class Senator!

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New Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

It is with great pride that I announce the launch of Augsburg College’s first Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. The Certificate Program is designed to help faculty and staff continue to grow in their intercultural competence and to build the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to create more inclusive spaces inside and outside of the classroom. The Certificate Program offers participants the opportunity to further develop skills necessary for diversity and inclusion work, access to cross-culturally valid assessment tools, direct experience effectively communicating across differences, and a better understanding of institutionally-based bias and microaggressions faced by marginalized communities.

In order to complete the Certificate Program and receive the certificate, participants must complete 18 hours of inclusion-based training. After participants complete the program, they have the option of completing an additional 6 hours to earn advanced standing in the Program. Certificate Program participants will receive their certificate at the end of the academic year in which their program was completed and will be recognized at either the Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon or the Annual Staff Appreciation Awards and the Annual May Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference.

For more information about the Certificate Program, please visit

For a complete listing of and to register for 2015-2016 Diversity and Inclusion Workshops, please visit

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Staff Senate Seeks Nominees by September 10

Staff Senate seeks awesome Auggies.

Be engaged in the Augsburg community by serving on Staff Senate. If you’d like to become a senator or nominate a colleague, send your candidates to by September 10. Online elections will take place September 15-21. The purpose of this election is to fill a single Staff Senate position.

All nominees will be verified before being placed on election ballot. An email will be sent to all Augsburg staff with a link to the online election survey on September 15. Staff will have until September 21 to take the survey. Successful candidate will be notified by September 23.

Staff Senate Membership

Augsburg College Staff Senate (ACSS) is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term and two at-large members to be chosen, in every instance, by ACSS. All ACSS members have the option to serve a third year.

Election Procedures

Nomination and Voting Rights: Nominations are collected through e-mail and ballots are gathered from all staff through an online survey (staff eligible to vote are all permanent full- and part-time staff people 0.1+ not including union, MMEP, or temps). ACSS members are eligible to vote. Composition of ACSS: It is recommended that members be at least .75 FTE, regardless of exempt or non-exempt status.

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Career Quick Stop Hours

The Strommen Career and Internship Center will be holding Career Quick Stop weekly. These walk-in hours are meant for quick career questions and short resume reviews. Appointments will be limited to 15 minutes and students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Simply check-in at Career & Internship Services (Christensen Center, Suite 100) during the Career Quick Stop times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

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Campus Kitchen at Mill City Market This Weekend

As part of its Hunger Awareness Month activities, the Mill City Farmer's Market is highlighting our "Greens for Good" gleaning program this weekend!

Stop by the market (750 S 2nd St) from 8am-1pm to visit with Campus Kitchen students, donate produce to be distributed to seniors in Cedar-Riverside, and stock up on local, organic, produce!

Learn more about our gleaning program here:

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New Diversity and Inclusion Website

In an effort to enhance and support Augsburg College Diversity and Inclusion Plan initiatives, create one central location to house information and resources concerning diversity and inclusion at Augsburg, introduce the new Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program, provide a calendar highlighting inclusion-based workshops and events and more, Augsburg's current Diversity and Inclusion webpage has been transformed into a revamped, multi-use, and multi-functional website. Please take a moment to visit the Diversity and Inclusion Website at!

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Discounted Renaissance Fest Tickets for Sale in HR

While Supplies Last - Renaissance Fest Tickets for Sale

Augsburg Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer discounted 2015 Renaissance Festival tickets available for purchase starting Monday, August 10, 2015 in Human Resources. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash. If paying by cash, please be sure to have exact amount.

The Renaissance Festival is open weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine, August 22nd through October 4th. The festival will also be open on Labor Day on September 7th and Festival Friday on October 2nd. Parking is free.

For more information about the festival see:

Discounted ticket prices are:
Adult = $17.95 ($22.95 at the gate)
Child (ages 5-12) = $10.50 ($13.95 at the gate)
Food coupon book = $5.00

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Event Announcements

Farmer's Market TODAY (11am-2pm) at the Ice Arena

Bring your bike to the market this week for a tune-up! And stock up on sweet corn for all your Labor Day grilling needs! Nistler's Farm won't be able to join us again after this week, so this is your last chance for corn and melons on campus this fall.

Thursday, 11am-2pm at the Augsburg Ice Arena

Don't miss it!! Stay up to date on market happenings here:

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Prof. Studies Panel is Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:30

Friday alumni panels are a big part of the Strommen Center's five-week Major/Career Exploration Series. Explore options in Professional Studies by attending the first Friday Panel on Sept. 25 from 12:30-1:40 p.m. in East Commons. Open to all (faculty are welcome to bring your students).

The Professional Studies Alumni Panelists are:

-- Chad Jackson, senior account executive, corporate partnerships - Minnesota Twins Baseball Club (Elementary Education Major)

-- Samantha Johns, project manager - Travelers (Communication & Management Majors)

-- Kendra Roberg, MSW, LISW, legal disposition advisor, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office (Social Work Major and Sociology Minor)

-- Andrew Scott, senior manager of Research & Data Analytics for Life Time Fitness (Health and Physical Education Major)

-- Howie Smith, manager of Talent Development, Ameriprise Financial (Social Science Education and Physical Education Majors)

To learn more, read bios of the alumni panelists, or to check out the other events and offerings planned during the 5-week Major/Career Exploration Series, visit:

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Daily Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

Join us for worship in the chapel! We continue our series "Beginnings and Blessings" at 11:30am with Babette Chatman, Community Collaborative Partner, Redeemer Center for Life & Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching "Beginnings and Blessings with Joy." Reader: Hannah Thiry. Musician: Traiveon Dunlap, voice; Cleo Knickerbocker, piano.

Friday, 9/4, at 10:40am: Pastor Mike Matson preaching, Chaplain to Student Athletes. Reader: Jon Bates. Musicians: Chris Wallace, vocalist; Noah Quam, pianist. Chapel service on Fridays is followed by C3: Christ, Community & Coffee time!

Chapel services are held in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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Film@Religious Premise Behind America's Conquest

Documentary Film Premiere this Sunday at the Parkway Theater.

The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code
Director Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota) and Co-Producer Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape)
Date: September 4th 2015
Time: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Pepitos Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55417

This powerful and landmark documentary "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code" is a result of the collaborative efforts by Dakota filmmaker and Director Sheldon Wolfchild and Co-Producer Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape). The film, based on Newcomb’s thirty years of research, and his book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008), brings to the big screen an amazing and little known story:

The first Christian people to locate lands inhabited by non-Christians ("infidels, heathens, and savages") claimed the right to assert a right of domination to be in themselves. On the basis of this religiously premised argument, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined the land title of the Indian nations as a "mere right of occupancy" subject to a right of domination on the part of the United States. The first "Christian people" that claimed "ultimate dominion," said the Supreme Court, could grant away the soil while yet it was still in the possession of the "natives, who were heathens."

The film calls upon the Holy See at the Vatican to revoke the papal decrees that set into motion the domination system, and points out that the values and teachings of original nations are a sacred path for all Life.


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Speech Team Meet-And-Greet

Want to be a part of the Augsburg Speech Team? Then come to a meet-and-greet tomorrow (Friday). Stop by Prof. Lapakko's office (178 Foss) sometime between 11:00 and 11:30 or 1:00 and 1:30 to show your interest, be counted, and meet others who are interested. If you can't make either of these times, drop Prof. Lapakko a note (

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Save the Date - September 16

For the...

Community Opportunity Fair
Wednesday, September 16th
Christensen Center lobby

Come and meet many of our community partners from over 20 organizations off campus to learn more about service-learning, community engagement, internship, volunteer opportunities.

Sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. For more information, please contact Mary Laurel True, or 612-330-1775

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Theater Department - Musicians Wanted

Tuesday, September 8th 4:00-5:00pm and
Wednesday, September 9th 3:30-4:30pm
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, located in Foss Center

The Theater Department is looking for musicians, particularly accordion players or one-person bands, but anything will do, to collaborate and perform in this fall’s production of The Imaginary Invalid.

If you are interested, further details are posted on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door in the Atrium of the Foss Center.

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"Valley of Saints" Free Film Screening

Come and see a free film screening of "Valley of Saints". The film maker, Musa Syeed, will be attending and will be holding a question and answer session immediately following the screening. ALL ARE WELCOME!

When: Friday, September 11th at 6:00pm
Where: Sateren Auditorium in Anderson Music Hall

Film Synopsis:
In war-torn Kashmir, a lakeside city is plunged into a military curfew. Stranded together on breathtaking Dal Lake, a working-class boatman and a beautiful young scientist form an unlikely bond. But as violence spills in from the city, their budding romance may not survive.

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Theater Department - Auditions for Fall Production

Tuesday, September 8th 4:00-6:00pm and
Wednesday, September 9th 3:30-5:30pm
Callbacks: Thursday, September 10th 4:00-5:30 and 6:00-7:30pm
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, located in Foss Center

Interested in an exciting new take on an old play? Want to create a piece of theater entirely from scratch? Eager to collaborate in an ensemble with your peers? Then this fall's Theater Department season is made for you! Come out for auditions for our two upcoming productions, The Imaginary Invalid and I Don't Know. We're looking for actors, musicians, writers, and visual artists. All Augsburg students are welcome to audition! Join us!
Further details, as well as audition sign-up sheets, are posted on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door in the Atrium of the Foss Center.

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