Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Summer Parking - Permit Required

Faculty, Staff, and Student Parking:

Parking permits will be required during the summer months to park vehicles in campus parking areas. Any 2013-14 semester or yearly permit will continue to be valid during the upcoming summer months in the surface parking lots at no additional cost.

For example: A Fall 2013 Resident permit will be valid during May-August 2014. A 2013-14 Fac/Staff permit will be valid May-August 2014.

This change allows Augsburg to protect the parking resources as we continue to see an increase in activity and classes held during the summer months.

For those that did not purchase a semester or year long parking permit during the 2013-2014 academic season, a summer parking permit will be required for the May- August summer months of 2014. The summer permit will be $50 regardless of fac/staff/student status, and regardless of when it is purchased, i.e. pro-rating will not be available. Refunds will not be available after two weeks from purchase. The permit will be a one time deduction for fac/staff using payroll deduction as their payment.

Summer permits will go on sale for all of faculty, staff, and students online through Inside Augsburg: Parking Services at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21

Summer Permit for Fac/Staff/Students - $50

Luther & Oren Underground Parking
Those that purchased a full year (Valid: 9/1/13-9/2/14) Oren or Luther parking permit may continue to park in the previously assigned space with your permit clearly visible. Access for those with Spring only permits will expire May 4. Summer contracts are available for purchase per costs listed below. Sales will open on April 21 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Oren Underground Summer: $440, or $110 per month
Luther Underground Summer: $400, or $100 per month

Event/Visitor Parking
Those hosting events or inviting guests to campus should continue to use the Event Parking Request Form and/or the email account to request visitor permits or special accommodations. Event/Visitor parking information can be found on the Public Safety website:

Summer Camp/Conference Parking
Public Safety will be working closely with the Event & Conference Planning team to distribute permits and make appropriate accommodations for those attending camps or conferences on campus throughout the summer.

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Thank You from DPS

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Student Concerns Public Forum with the Department of Public Safety Wednesday afternoon. Conversation about issues Augsburg students have in regards to DPS policy and procedure is highly important, so we appreciate everyone's participation.

Also thanks to the DPS staff who participated: Jesse Cashman - Director, Josh Beck - Full Time Officer, Robert Blake - On-call Officer, Connor Tobin - On-call Officer, and Hannah Youngquist - Student Dispatcher & Administrative Assistant.

We welcome any feedback or follow up in regards to issues we discussed, or additional concerns. Please don't hesitate to email, visit dispatch, or stop and talk to any staff member at any time. Don't be afraid to just say hi either, we value everyone in the Augsburg community and are always hoping to foster friendly relationships.

Thank you!

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Athletic Facilities Easter Break Hours

Si Melby Hall, Kennedy Center, and the Ice Arena will be closed Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Sunday, April 20. The fitness centers in Kennedy and Si Melby will be open limited hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. We will resume regular hours on Monday.

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Teaching and Learning

Please Participate in the FSSE Survey

The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) provides the faculty view on student engagement to complement the data that we collect from students through the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

In an effort to prevent survey fatigue, this FSSE survey will not be administered again until the 2015-2016 academic year so that it is not administered the same year as the Great Colleges to Work For survey.

Please complete the survey to provide sufficient faculty input. Thank you!

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Lindell Library Easter Hours

Library hours during the Easter break will be:
Thursday, April 17: 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 18-Sunday, April 20: closed
Monday, April 21: Regular hours resume

Hours are always available from the "More hours" link on the Lindell Library website:

Library resources are also available 24/7 from that website.

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Register Your Summer Internships 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 before starting your experience.

To get started, please attend the following session TODAY!

Augsburg Experience Internship Registration
Thursday, April 17 11:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100)

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 only (non-credit)

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

Or contact us at

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Your Input is Wanted: CLASS Director Search

Next week, we will welcome three candidates for the CLASS Office Director position to campus for interviews. Each candidate has been asked to develop a 15 minute presentation discussing the key challenges and opportunities in disability services at a college. After the presentation, audience members will be invited to ask the candidate questions and provide feedback for the search committee. You can help make the search a success by attending the presentation sessions, asking questions, and providing your input.

Please join us for one or more of the interview sessions:

1) Monday, April 21 from 3:15-4:15 in OGC 100.
2) Wednesday, April 23 from 11:30-12:30 in OGC 100.
3) Friday, April 25 from 3:15-4:15 in LIN 301.

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"The Generation of 1914": Lindell 2nd floor

A hundred years ago, in August 1914, one of the world's most violent and senseless conflicts began. By the end of World War I in 1918, nearly 60 million people had been mobilized, and of those nearly half wounded or killed.

Marking the centennial of 1914, students in the History capstone and keystone (HIS 480) have pursued extensive research into this period. Our discoveries are shocking, puzzling, sobering, and instructive. In this pop-up exhibit, we share small pieces of our much larger projects.

Please visit the exhibit between April 15 and 29 on the second floor of Lindell Library.

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Faculty - Your Work is Being Supported

The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Committee on Faculty Development, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to announce that over $34,000 in faculty grants have been awarded for 2014-2015. These grants support summer scholarship, course design, and work with the College's international partners. For a list of grant recipients and their projects, please see "2014-2015 Grant Recipients" on the CTL website. While you are on the site, check out "2014 Upcoming Events."

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General Announcements

Great Colleges Survey: Participate

The more people that participate the more meaningful our results will be.

The 2014 Great Colleges to Work For Survey closes on Friday. Don't miss your chance to Participate.

The survey is open to all full time faculty and staff. The eligible participants will receive an email from ModernThink that will contain a survey invitation and link to the survey.

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock ( or 612-330-1783) or Katie Berggren ( or 612-330-1691) in Human Resources. Thank you in advance for your participation

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Summer and Fall Book Orders

Summer and Fall book orders are now due! Please submit your orders as soon as possible! Questions or concerns please email or call me. Thank you to all who have turned in!

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Bookstore Hours This Week

The bookstore will be open Thursday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We will be in Rochester from 4 - 6:30 p.m. selling pre ordered cap and gowns. Friday, we will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

We will resume normal business hours, Monday, April 22. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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"On-Hold" Accounts Payable Checks

Authorization Invoices processed with an "On-Hold" request originally to be picked up on Friday, April 18 will be available on Thursday, April 17 anytime after 1:00 p.m. because of Good Friday holiday.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ext. 1031 or ~ Thank you and enjoy the holiday!

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Great Colleges Survey: Final Lab Session TODAY

Human Resources recognizes that many members of our community have work that does not require use of a computer, or who may not have a dedicated office. Therefore we will be hosting computer lab sessions for employees to complete the survey. This will also provide an opportunity for employees to ask questions they might have about the survey or who would like assistance with the survey process.

These sessions are scheduled at the following dates and times.
April 17: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Foss 22B

Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Stock ( or 612-330-1783) or Katie Berggren ( or 612-330-1691) in Human Resources. Thank you in advance for your participation

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Friday 4/18
Brunch 11-1:00
Dinner 5-7:00
Saturday 4/19
Brunch 11:30-1:00
Dinner 5-7:00
Sunday 4/20
Brunch 11:30-1:00
Dinner 5-7:00

Friday 4/18
Saturday 4/19
Sunday 4/20

Friday 4/18
Saturday 4/19
Sunday 4/20

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Draft of Governance Report Available for Feedback

The Governance Task Force has completed the first draft of its report to the Board of Regents and is looking for feedback before final revisions and submission of the report to the Board in early May. The task force will be distributing hard copies around campus this week to anyone wishing to read it, and is asking for feedback by Wed., Apr. 23, to give us time to incorporate ideas before the upcoming Board meeting.

A copy of the report is available as a Google document via this link:

We look forward to hearing your thoughts or ideas on how to improve the document.

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TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF regularly offers individual counseling sessions at no additional cost to you.

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Sessions will be:
Tuesday, April 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Thursday, May 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as you can.
To sign up call 1-866-843-5640, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CT).

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HSA Financial Forum Webinars

Do you have a HSA? Optum Health will offer three Financial Forum webinars to help you plan, save, and pay for qualified medical expenses, and to potentially grow your savings tax-free by investing in mutual funds.

You will learn:
- Who is eligible to invest
- How to use the available educational and account management tools
- How to set up an investment account, select funds and allocate dollars
- How to transfer money between your HSA and investment account

Financial Forums have a 20/20 format -- taking only 40 minutes out of your day. The first 20 minutes are dedicated to discussing the HSA topic, with the last 20 minutes held for Q&A.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to take full advantage of the tax-free savings your HSA offers.

Times/Dates the forum is offered:
- Thursday, April 24 - 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 7 - 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 22 - 3:00 p.m.

Space fills up quickly, so register today. For more information or to sign up, visit:

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Event Announcements

Best of Augsburg Film Festival, Saturday 4/26, 2 p.m.

You are invited to attend the Best of Augsburg Film Festival on Saturday, April 26 in Sateren Auditorium at 2 p.m.

Selected works created by Augsburg students during the 2013-14 year will be screened. A panel of guest judges will be present and awards will be handed out. Any questions or comments, or individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations, contact Dylan Lowry, Studio and Equipment Manager at

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends and family:

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Pilgrimage in Spain: Insights from Marty Stortz

Spanish Conversation Group welcomes Marty Stortz, Bernard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation, to our gathering this Thurs., 4/17. Marty will share photos and stories about her experiences on the Camino de Santiago, a well-known pilgrimage route that starts in France and ends in Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain. Marty, a self-professed Camino-head, has hiked on the Camino Primitivo last summer (2013), parts of the Camino Frances in 2009, parts of the Via Tolosana in 2010, and parts of the Via Francigena in 2012. Marty will be speaking in English with a bit of Camino-Spanish thrown in for fun!

Marty starts her talk at 12:00 p.m. We meet in the Riverside Rm., 2nd floor, Christensen Center, with some conversation in Spanish first, starting at 11:30. Our gatherings are welcoming and informal, so please drop in anytime between 11:30-1:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Questions? Contact Kate Reinhardt ext. 1081 or Anita Fisher ext. 1082. We hope you can join us!

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Website Work Session Today in SVE-201, 2 - 4 p.m.

All website content managers are welcome to attend an open work session today from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Sverdrup 201 computer lab.

This open work session is an informal, come-and-go event that gives you the opportunity to receive additional training or general assistance, ask me questions, or simply work alone on your website.

Full information at

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Unraveling the People Behind the Syrian Revolution

On Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m., join us in the student lounge in Christensen Center to hear Fadia Afashe speak about her experience with the Syrian Revolution.

Fadia Afashe was born and raised in Damascus, Syria, and is a nationally established artist who studied with Syrian painter Adnan Abed Al-Rahman and earned degrees in art and criminal law before coming to complete a fellowship at the University of Minnesota in June of 2011. A passionate human rights activist, she developed and wrote the script for the documentary Suspended, which focused on how Arab rape laws do little to protect women. Since moving to the United States, Fadia has given more than 30 speeches about the revolution and works with her husband, actor Jay Abdo, to raise awareness about the atrocities perpetrated by the Syrian government. The Syrian conflict has resulted in the death of over 150,000 individuals with many more missing, incarcerated, or living as refugees. The situation in Syria is one that has implications on the international economy, migration, human rights, communication and social media, and other topics, with something to offer everyone with a curious, and caring mind for change.

Any questions/concerns: email

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Thank Your Legislators Today in Christensen

Stop by Christensen between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. today to thank your legislators and Governor Dayton for their support of the Minnesota State Grant.

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Staff Senate Open Forum Set for April 23

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to listen and join in conversation with Martha Truax, director of annual giving, and Ben Krouse-Gagne, assistant director of annual giving, as they discuss philanthropy at Augsburg.

Wednesday, April 23
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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Daily Chapel: Maundy Thursday - Holy Communion

Please join us in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. for Maundy Thursday worship - Service of Holy Communion. Musicians David Fillman, bass vocalist, and Cyrus Wolff, classical guitarist.

Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

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