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Teaching and Learning

Phil Adamo Book-Signing and Reading - October 29

The Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department of History invite you to celebrate the vocation and scholarship of medieval history professor Phil Adamo.

Join us on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in Oren Gateway Room 100. Professor Adamo will sign books, which will be available for purchase. Adamo recently published two books, The Medieval Church: A Brief History (2013) and New Monks in Old Habits: The Formation of the Caulite Monastic Order (2014).

He will also read "Hanging Little Joe on the Suburban Ponderosa, Or, What has the Middle Ages to do with the Old West?" an essay soon to be published in a special edition of the Journal of the West. This essay looks at Adamo's childhood, growing up on the edge of a Texas suburb, and how that experience with the imagined Old West led to his vocation as a medievalist.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, see

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Remember the Writing Lab

Last year, tutors in the Writing Lab conducted well over 2,000 conferences with students on their writing assignments, and so far this fall, hundreds of students have already used this valuable support service. The lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library, just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken/needed. Just show up.

Here are the hours:

Monday: 11:10 a.m.-1:40 p.m.; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 6:30-9 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Friday: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact K. Swanson, ext. 1010.

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Considering Latin Honors

A working group of faculty have been charged with reviewing the current system of awarding Latin Honors at Augsburg. This group-- John Schmit, Ben Denkinger, Pamela Moss, Tony Clapp and Diane Pike-- are reviewing data, other models, and exploring how well our current system serves the students and our institution. General sessions for input will be held later this fall, but comments and questions are invited anytime. If you would like additional information or wish to share ideas, please contact any member of the working group or facilitator Pike at directly.
More updates will be shared but we want faculty, staff, and students to know this work is being undertaken.

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Upcoming Faculty Development Opportunities

Several Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Gen Ed, and Christensen Center for Vocation faculty development opportunities are taking place over the next few weeks. Please join us as we explore topics such as:

-A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance and Post-show Talkback
-Called to Scholarship Talk on Exploring what the Middle Ages has to do with the Old West
-Diversity and Global Learning Brown Bag Conversations
-Faculty "Coffee Talk"
-The Roadhouse Book Discussion
-Critical Thinking Workshop
-AVID Workshop
-Penumbra RACE Workshop Follow Up Discussion
-Improving Student Engagement through Feedback Technology Workshop

For details about these events, and more, please visit

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General Announcements

Become an Orientation Leader

Would you like to:

Gain valuable leadership experience?
Receive first-rate training?
Get involved at Augsburg?
Meet new people?

If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you should apply to be a 2015 Orientation Leader today! You can pick up an application in the Auggie's Nest, located in the basement of the Christensen Center. Applications are due on Tuesday, November 11 at 12 p.m. and must be turned in to Joanne K. Reeck in room 1B in the basement of Christensen Center.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sammy Coy or Chris Wallace in CAO at or 612-330-1100

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Food Service Hours

Wednesday 10/22/14
Nabo is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Special of the Day is Chicken and Pepperoni Pasta.

Einsteins is open from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., with the late night menu starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Commons is open from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Market Place is serving Roast Beef & Au Jus, Grilled Quinoa Cakes, Braised Carrots with Thyme, and Boiled Baby Reds with Basil. Vege is serving Boiled Dill Potatoes, Wild Rice Pilaf, Mushroom Bourguignon, and Peas & Herbed Carrots.

Fall Break Hours
Einsteins will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Closed on Saturday
The Commons on Friday will have Brunch and Dinner hours
Nabo is Closed Friday and Saturday

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Annual Benefit Enrollment Period

The annual benefit enrollment period will be from November 10 - November 21. Human Resources we will be sending out an email to your Augsburg email address next week with more details. However, in the meantime, please block off your calendar to attend one of the five benefit enrollment sessions:

Open Enrollment Information Sessions - Christensen Center, Marshall Room:
November 10 at 9:30 a.m.
November 12 at 8:30 a.m.
November 13 at 4:45 p.m.
November 18 at 2:45 p.m.
November 21 at 12:00 p.m.

Representatives from HealthPartners, OptumHealth and Hays will be at the information sessions to answer any questions you might have about our plan offerings for 2015.

Please plan to attend to learn what you need to do to enroll and/or make changes to your current benefit elections.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Health Commons Supply Drive

The Augsburg Central Health Commons is a community outreach program held at Central Lutheran Church in Downtown Minneapolis, which provides basic medical services and health education to people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds free of charge. The mission of the Health Commons is to promote health and healing in marginalized populations. Donations are the primary way that the Health Commons is able to provide these services to its visitors.

The Health Commons will be holding a Supply Drive, sponsored by Tri-Beta, during the week of October 27 - October 31, 2014. Below is a list of items requested for donation:
* men's white socks (new)
* feminine pads (not tampons)
* large size diapers (size 4, 5, 6, or pull-ups)
* travel size shampoo
* travel size conditioner
* travel size soap
* travel size toothpaste
* travel size lotion
* deodorant
* razors
* cough drops
* baby wipes

Many of these items can be purchased for low cost at a local dollar store. Any contribution is going to be very appreciated! Drop off boxes will be in the Biology Department office (second floor science) and residence halls all week.

Questions can be directed to biology student Michelle Grafelman
Thank you!

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Need To Use Your Community Service Hours?

Use your community service hours this Friday!

Join Staff Senate for a Community Engagement Day on Friday, October 24!

Take part in a community engagement activity to serve our neighbors right here in Cedar-Riverside. You can sign up for one or both!

Sign up at:

Both these activities qualify for using community service hours (*Check with your supervisor for approval of the usage for your paid community service leave.)

Option 1, 9 a.m.-noon: Brian Coyle Community Center

Meet at 9 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Lobby. The morning will be spent participating in a variety of projects at one of the neighborhood's most important organizations -- the Brian Coyle Community Center. Learn about the many programs of the Center including: the food shelf, youth and English Language Learning programs, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf Boutique, and much more.

Lunch is noon to 12:45 p.m. on your own, but we will be gathering at the Afro Deli.

Option 2, 1-4 p.m.: West Bank Cleanup

Meet at 1 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center Lobby. Spend the afternoon with the West Bank Business Association staff and Augsburg colleagues for a neighborhood clean-up while learning about the restaurants, coffee shops, bars and arts organization in Cedar-Riverside. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

For more information or to sign up, visit:

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Government & NonProfit Career Fair - 10/24

The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to invite students and alumni to attend the Government & NonProfit Career Fair this Friday, October 24. The fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies.

Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like)

Location: Great Hall, Coffman Union,University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
300 Washington Avenue, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (short 10 minute walk from Augsburg)

For more information on how to prepare, what employers are attending or information on presentations, please visit:

No registration required! Just bring your Augsburg ID to show that you are a student.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association. If you have questions, please email or call 612-330-1472

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INROADS Internship Program Seeks STEM Applicants

The Mission of the INROADS internship program is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

INROADS is an international organization with over 35 offices serving nearly 2,000 Interns at over 200 companies.

INROADS is seeking talented underserved STEM students who are freshman, sophomores or juniors (must have at least one more summer before graduation).

We are currently setting a date for opportunities to meet with INROADS recruiter and Augsburg alumni Matthew Shannon. Please send an email to Rebekah Dupont at if you are interested in learning more about INROADS or meeting with Matthew. Faculty and staff are invited to recommend students who might be a good fit with the program.

For more information, see or contact Rebekah Dupont at

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Accessibility at Augsburg Campus Update

The Accessibility at Augsburg committee works to ensure instructional, technological, and physical access for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Wed., Oct. 22, 1-2 p.m., Marshall Room, we'll provide an update on the areas of focus for 14-15 and a review of our work to date. All are welcome!

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Event Announcements

Seminary and Divinity School Day - October 28

Are you considering the idea of theological graduate school education? Is there a possibility you might want to become a pastor, a professor of religion, or work in a church-related vocation?

On Tuesday, October 28, gather with your peers for Seminary and Divinity School Day, a special day of discernment. The day includes several thought-provoking breakout sessions and the opportunity to meet with representatives from 18 top-notch seminaries and divinity schools from around the nation, from multiple denominational affiliations.
The day will also feature a keynote luncheon address - "Where Next? Vocation as Path" by Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation.

Come and stop by the atrium anytime from 9:30 to 3:30, you don't have to be there the whole time to take part in the day.


9:30 a.m.: Registration (with refreshments) in Foss Atrium
10-11 a.m.: Opening Session - Introductions and Bible Study in Chapel
11-11:25 a.m.: Table Time with Sem/Div Reps in Foss Atrium
11:30-11:50 a.m.: Daily Chapel with Rev. Mike Matson preaching in Chapel
12-1:15 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote Address by Prof. Martha E. Stortz
1:15-2:00 p.m.: Table Time with Sem/Div Reps in Foss Atrium
2-3:15 p.m.: Exploring Questions Together - small group discussions (students and representatives together) in chapel
3:15-3:30 p.m.: Closing Blessing and Sending in Chapel

Did you know these 18 schools are coming?

Bethel Seminary, University of Chicago, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary,Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Luther Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago,Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg,
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), Pacific School of Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Wartburg Theological Seminary

For more information visit:

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Business Open Advising Sessions

Business students who need to get their advising hold removed for spring, 2015 registration will need to come to one of the Business Open Advising Sessions.

Please come to the 3rd floor of Memorial Hall during the days and hours listed below. You will need:
1) Major/Minor Completion Checklist
2) Graduation Audit
3) List of classes you are intended to take in spring term.

Business Open Advising Fall 2014 Schedule:

Monday, October 27: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28: 9 - 11 a.m. & 1:30 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 30: 1 - 3:30 p.m. & 4 - 6 p.m.
Friday, October 31: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Monday, November 3: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4: 9 - 11 a.m. & 1:30 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 5: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 4 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 6: 1 - 3:30 p.m. & 4 - 6 p.m.
Friday, November 7: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

All sessions will be on the 3rd Floor of Memorial Hall.

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Daily Chapel

Join us for worship today at 10:40 a.m.: Pr. Justin Lind-Ayres preaching, Assoc. College Pastor, "This may sound absurd, but…" (The Worship Band: Grace Corbin, Grace Lenhart, Chris Huss, PJ Leehey, and Amber Kalina)

Coming Up in the Chapel:

Thursday (10/23) at 11:30 a.m.: Heritage Day with Dr. Darrell Guder preaching, Princeton Theological Seminary's Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology (Mandy Isaacson and Shannon Smith, violin)
Friday (10/24) at 10:40 a.m.: Mid-term Break - No Chapel Service
Monday (10/27) at 10:40 a.m.: Dr. Paul Pribbenow, Augsburg College President, preaching; and a special Blessing for Barbara Harvey's (CLASS Office) last day (Rachel Hastings, piano)
Tuesday (10/28) at 11:30 a.m.: Pr. Mike Matson, Chaplain to Student Athletes, preaching "Vocation as Path," for Seminary and Divinity Day at Augsburg

Reformation Series Wednesday (10/29) thru Friday (10/31) Reformation Day

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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WEC/AU - Academic Advising Open House Hours

Academic Advising welcomes you to drop in during our upcoming evening and Saturday open house hours with your Spring registration questions.

WHERE: 2nd floor, Lindell Library 227

WHEN: Monday-Friday, October 27-31, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday - Friday, November 10-14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We hope to see you!

Academic Advising
Lindell 227

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TODAY: SciTechsperience STEM Internships

Wednesday, October 22
4:30-5:30, 30-minute presentation followed by Q & A
Old Main 105

Paid Internships in STEM, Hands-on Opportunities in Minnesota Business
Becky Siekmeier, Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

Who is eligible?
What kind of companies participate?
Are there academic-year internships or only summer?
Are there jobs in out-state Minnesota or just the metro area?
Can the internships be completed after graduation?
Do these internships lead to full-time jobs?

Come hear Becky Siekmeier, Director of the SciTechsperience program, answer these questions and more.

Augsburg students Sabrina Feister and David Fowler have each participated in SciTechsperience internships and will be present to share their experiences and help with the Q & A portion.

This presentation is hosted by the mathematics department and is open to all interested students, staff and faculty. See for more information on SciTechsperience.

Questions? E-mail Rebekah Dupont at

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Film "Listening for the Rain" October 29, Sateren

Native American Film Series begins this month with "Listening for the Rain: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change."

Join filmmakers Jeffrey Palmer (Kiowa) and Filoteo Gómez Martínez (Ayuuk) for a screening and discussion of their provocative film, which documents the stories and observations of different Indigenous communities on climate change. Sonia Davila Poblete will connect these stories from the central United States to those of Indigenous Bolivians.

Date: October 29, 2014
Pace: Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Screening begins at 6:45 p.m.
Discussion with filmmakers follows.

All Native American Film Series events are open and free to the public and the campus community.

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Peace Corps Informational Session

The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to invite students to attend an informational session with representatives from the Peace Corps on Wednesday, October 29 from 4:45-5:30 in the Strommen Center, Suite 100 of the Christensen Center.

Get paid to live and make a difference overseas while building your résumé through programs in business, health, education, agriculture, environment, and youth development. Peace Corps Volunteers receive full support including a living stipend, housing, medical/dental care, vacation days, international travel, and more as well $7,425 at the completion of service. Student loan deferment and/or cancellation is possible.

All are welcome! See you on the 29!

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5 p.m. Tonight - The Mindfulness Club & SRJ Present...

"Stay Awake for It!--Making Meaning with Mindfulness and Meditation"--an evening with local wellness activist and freedom fighter Dr. Joi Lewis. Tonight in OGC 100 @ 5-7 p.m.

"Dr. Joi" will guide us in basic meditation (friendly to beginners) with wisdom and inspiration from bell hooks and rumi, plus some mindful eating (food from AfroDeli). Dr. Joi will facilitate the practice of being "awake" through different medians to create space for restorative social justice, mindful leadership, and radical self-care. With such space, Dr. Joi believes we are better able to gain access to deeper connections and healthy expressions of grief, pain and joy, which then, according to Dr. Joi, allows us to heal and fall in love with our Augsburg community, the larger community, and ourselves more deeply--or for the first time. Please join us. Everyone welcome!

More About Dr. Joi D. Lewis:
Dr. Joi is a wellness activist and freedom fighter who believes in interrupting her own oppressor patterns with loving kindness and invites others to do the same. She uses tools like meditation, mindfulness, chanting, song and poetry to examine how race intersects with our multiple and intersecting identities: class, gender identity, religion, nationality, ability sexual orientation, etc. She believes that the lack of exploring our multiple and intersecting identities induce isolation & disconnection within our community. So Dr. Joi offers a practice of being "awake" that requires our ultimate health not just our ultimate sacrifice.

Dr. Joi spent over 20 years as a practitioner-scholar in higher education at a variety of public and private institutions: land grant, selective private, women's college and a community college. She also served as Chief Diversity Officer at three different institutions and as Vice President of Student Affairs at two institutions. Throughout her tenure in a variety of senior administrator roles, as well as through her scholarship, she has underscored her commitment to ensuring that all people-particularly those who have been historically underrepresented--have access to the best programs, services, and experiences possible. Dr. Joi is also a certified Yoga and Zumba Teacher as well as a practitioner and facilitator of meditation.

Dr. Joi is a trusted leader in a variety of communities. Dr. Joi uses herself as instrument by minding her own multiple and intersecting identities. She is a trusted leader in a variety of communities--particularly within our local Black Diaspora, Queer, Faith, and Young People Artist Communities. She is mindful of the ways in which race and ethnicity intersect with identities based on gender(s), social class, religion, national origin, sexuality, and physical ability, as she works to hold space that supports our multiple and intersecting identities. Dr. Joi believes that when individuals, institutions and organizations "practice" compassion, loving kindness and radical self-care it becomes easier to do well and do good and build sustainable and reciprocal relationships with both local and global communities.

Contact Mindfulness Club President Nik Linde at
or Club Advisor Jon Vaughan-Fier at 612-330-1337

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Tickets On Sale Now - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ticket reservations have begun for A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Martha Johnson.

Performance dates are:
October 31, November 1, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.
November 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.

For more information and to reserve your tickets, go to:

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