Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Teaching and Learning

Gradebook Workshops This Week

Take advantage of three open sessions 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

Tuesday (September 1) 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday (September 2) 9:00-10:00 a.m.
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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Take Me Out to the Ballpark

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 e-mailing ctl@augsburg.edu. Hurry, there are only 25 spots available!

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General Announcements

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: http://www.renaissancefest.com/

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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Bookstore Charging for the Fall Term

Students can pay for books directly OR charge up to $600 in books to their student account at the time of check out. Students can charge books to their student account in person at the bookstore until September 14th.

If you're planning to purchase your books online using Barnes and Noble's website, and you want to charge the books to your student account, please note that the charging to your account option will close the end of business day Monday September 7th. After this date, any charging to your account will need to happen in person at the bookstore.

Please note: You can still purchase books online, but all online purchases after September 7th will need be paid for out of pocket.

After charging has ended, all charges will be billed to the student account prior to financial aid disbursing.

If you have any questions about purchasing textbooks, please contact the bookstore directly at 612-359-6491.

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Food Service Specials

Tuesday 9/1/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is Macaroni and Cheese Pasta with a Breadstick.

Build Your Own Fajitas at Lunch and Dinner in The Commons.

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

Tuesday 9/1/15

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

Einstein's 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 Grilled Local Pork Loin, Grilled Local Zucchini, Harissa Smashed Potatoes, and Asparagus with Lemon. Vege is serving Red Bean Curry, Herb Roasted Sweet Cherry Tomatoes with onions and Peppers, Acorn Squash with Cinnamon, and Sliced Baked Potatoes.

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One More State Fair Shift

Thank you to so many of you who have volunteered at the Augsburg booth at the Minnesota State Fair! We have ONE more shift in need of a volunteer: Sunday, September 6 from 1-5. You would have a chance to volunteer with two graduates of our MBA program AND get a chance to talk with Auggie alums and prospective students. Please let me know as soon as possible if this could work for you. My E-mail is herron@augsburg.edu or ext 1525. Thanks very much!

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Summer Adventure for Physicist

Mary Lanzerotti in the Physics Department just returned from Cambridge Massachusetts as an Instructor at Harvard University Summer School teaching introductory semiconductor device physics for chip design and manufacturing.

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Event Announcements

Bike Repairs and Sweet Corn at the Farmer's Market

This week is your last chance to get Nistler's world-famous (okay, Minneapolis-famous) sweet corn at the West Bank Farmer's Market!

The good folks from Spokes bike shop in Seward will also be on hand to help get your bike up to speed.

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

Don't miss it!! Stay up to date on market happenings here: https://www.facebook.com/WestBankMarket?notif_t=page_new_likes

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Saying Thank you to Eric Pegues

Please come to the Anderson Hall Lobby Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to say good-bye to a wonderful colleague and advocate for students -- Eric Pegues. Hot wings and red velvet cake for celebrate his contributions to Augsburg College.

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Campus Ministry Block Party: Wed., 9/2, 7:30-9 p.m.

Come on out to the Campus Ministry Block Party for Habañero Tacos, fun, t-shirts – and to meet the Pastors, Deacon student leaders, your future friends, and learn about everything in store for the coming year! (Free tacos & Campus Ministry t-shirts for the first 200 students!) We'll gather outside of Foss Center (inside if rain).

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Time to Join the Augsburg Speech Team

The Augsburg Speech Team is providing two meet-and-greet opportunities this week. If you're interested in forensics (maybe you were on your speech team in high school), please stop by and say hello to David Lapakko, Director of Forensics, as well as any students who stop by. The two meet-and-greet times are this Friday, September 4, from either 11:00-1:30 or 1:00-1:30. The place? D. Lapakko's office, 178 Foss. This event is partly a head-counting opportunity, and also an opportunity to find a common meeting time this term for the group. If you can't make either time but are still interested in forensics, drop Prof. Lapakko a note (lapakko@augsburg.edu).

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Daily Chapel Starts TODAY at 11:30am

Join us for worship in the chapel! Today we begin our series "Beginnings and Blessings" at 11:30am with Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching, College Pastor & Director of Ministries. Please come prepared to *tweet* #auggiechapel for this interactive service! Reader: Joe Kempf, Campus Ministry Deacon. Musicians: Sophia Bauer, vocalist & guitarist; percussionist: Rosie Attiyeh.

Wednesday, 9/2, at 10:40am: Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College, preaching "Paths of mercy." Reader: David Erickson. Musicians: Mary Loewen, vocalist; Mary Kirchdorfer, harpist.

Wednesday Night Communion at 9:30pm: "Global Village, Global Song" liturgy celebrating the people, faith, and music of many nations. Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, Associate College Pastor, preaching; musical guest: Ray Makeever.

Thursday, 9/3, at 11:30am: 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.

Friday, 9/4, at 10:40am: Pastor Mike Matson preaching, Chaplain to Student Athletes. Reader: Jon Bates. Musician: Chris Wallace, vocalist. 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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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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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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