Monday, July 25, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

South 8th Street Closure

The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Management will be closing South 8th Street on Tuesday, July 26 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. The closure will effect both sides of the street.

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

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Hagfors Center: Preparing the 2nd Floor

Last week's high heat index affected construction schedules on the Hagfors Center, as crews adjusted work plans to ensure safety during extreme heat conditions. Despite the heat, however, ground-level and second-floor construction work made progress during the week. A summary of expected construction activities for the week is posted on . Today's post includes the following:

[1] Photo of the construction site on Friday, July 22
[2] Backfilling of basement walls
[3] Concrete pours for the remainder of the ground-level slab
[4] Formwork installation for the second-story floor
[5] Truck traffic during concrete pours
[6] Utility pole removal and security light installation
[7] Work on the west side of Oren Gateway Center

As with any major construction project, weekly work activities may be affected by weather, crew availability, project sequencing, and other factors. Please watch Amail for any changed activities that may impact the campus community.

To subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction, go to and sign up for email updates.

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Teaching and Learning

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General Announcements

New P-Card Contact

After nearly 24 years of service to Augsburg College, Sharon Johnson has retired! We sent her off to the next chapter of her life with our best wishes.

Please direct your questions as specified:
Procurement Card (P-Card) - Fola Tiamiyu,, 612-330-1122. Please continue to send/deliver P-Card statements/receipts to Foss 17/CB #85 until further notice.

And for the following, contact Jill Davenport,, 612-330-1297
--Purchase Requisitions/Purchase Orders
--Staples Business Advantage
--Culligan Water
--Vending Machines
--Name Signs

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Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Nabo is open from 4-8 p.m.

The Commons is open from 7:15-8:30 a.m. for Breakfast, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for Lunch, and 5-6 p.m. for Dinner.

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Event Announcements

MFA Residency - Readings and Screenings

The MFA in Creative Writing 2016 Summer Residency is in session here on the Augsburg Campus through July 31. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers to campus for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more. These students come to us from around the country, with two students joining us from Hong Kong.

This summer's visiting writers include Jacob M. Appel, winner of the Howling Bird Press Fiction Book Award; travel, science and nature writer Greg Breining; poet Sean Hill; and screenwriter and producer Michael Starrbury. In addition, nine graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works - Jennifer Holznagel, Mary Lewis, Ginny Contreras Sawyer, Katherine L Berger, Kevin Matuseski, Kirk Boettcher, Michelle Doege, Jodi Napiorkowski and Jeremy Bandow. We invite you to join us for these evening readings/screenings and receptions, at which our visiting writers will be available to sign their works. All events are free and the public is invited.

Tuesday, July 26
Poet Sean Hill
Chapel, Foss Center

Thursday, July 28
Jacob M. Appel
The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street
Winner of the Howling Bird Press Book Prize in Fiction Contest
Book Launch Party
7 p.m., Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building

Friday, July 29
Graduating Writers' First Public Readings
Kirk Boettcher, Playwriting
Michelle Doege, Poetry
Jodi Napiorkowski, Fiction
Jeremy Bandow, Screenwriting
7 p.m., Foss Center Theater

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Paideia Institute

The 27th Annual Paideia Institute will be held July 25-29, 2016. The theme of this year's institute is "Truth is…?" and explores the great idea of Truth. The Augsburg Paideia Institute offers educators hands-on experience with seminars. Sessions are designed for participants to feel the excitement of learning through discussion and to gain expertise and ideas for implementing Paideia in their classroom. More information about the Augsburg Paideia Program can be found at

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Salmeri Presents at SAMHSA Conference

Patrice Salmeri, Director, StepUP, presented at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Summit on Recovery Support in Collegiate Environments. This was an invitation only summit consisting of sixty Collegiate Recovery Professionals and College Mental Health Professionals.

Patrice's presentation on July 19 was titled "Lessons from History - Collegiate Recovery Over the Past 25 Years." On July 20, Patrice participated as a panelist on "Putting the Community Into College Recovery," along with Teresa Johnston (Kennesaw State University), Tom Kimball (Texas Tech University), Jill Richards (Rutgers), and Kitty Harris (formerly with Texas Tech University).

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Auggie Athletics

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Personal Care Attendant Job Openings

Looking for a Job?

Are you a fun, outgoing, responsible and dedicated person? Join my team of Personal Care Attendants!

You do not need any caregiving experience as long as you are willing to learn.

I will be a college freshman at Augsburg this fall. I use a power wheelchair and need assistance with daily living tasks. I like to watch movies, play video games and hang out with friends.

There are a wide variety of hours available. Starting wage is $12.65/hour. If you are interested in finding out more information, please send me a text or call 651-968-6689. Mark

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