Monday, May 2, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Mobilizing for Hagfors Center Construction

Groundbreaking for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion took place this past Friday, April 29. The celebration included hundreds of Augsburg College alumni, students, donors, neighbors, faculty and staff members. To read more about the ceremony, see the article on the Augsburg News site,

Updates on the building construction are posted on See today's post for information about the following topics:

[1] Street and parking lot closures
[2] Construction site mobilization during the first week of the project
[3] Utility work near Anderson Residence Hall and Oren Gateway Center
[4] Work scheduled on the campus cable TV system

During construction, both pedestrians and drivers should proceed with care to ensure their safety and that of others on campus. 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

May 4 Graduate Faculty Workshop

The Grad Council has been discussing ways to engage the campus more generally in conversations around graduate teaching and program support. The current campus conversations around the university question have contributed to our discussion. In December, there was a joint meeting of the Grad Council and the GAAC to talk about common issues. At that meeting both groups expressed support for more activities that would bring all faculty members who teach graduate courses together for further work that advances our programs.

Toward that end, on May 4 there will be a graduate faculty workshop in the Marshall Room. The day will start about 9am and will go through lunch -- finishing about 1 p.m. There will be another email to follow that has more details regarding the topics and agenda, but for now, we are asking faculty from all graduate programs to mark their calendars and plan to join us that day.

Please contact Jolee Lilja, the MAL Program Coordinator if you can attend ( If you have questions, please contact your graduate program director.

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General Announcements

Campus Transportation Update - May 12

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Minneapolis Campus Transportation update, May 12, 2-3 pm in OGC 111.

As Augsburg prepares for construction of the Hagfors Center for Science business and Religion, come and find out about transportation options to support and promote alternative transportation, more Green commutes to Augsburg's urban Minneapolis campus, and options for parking.

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Your Input Needed: 500 Ideas to Improve Diversity

As we continue to work to improve the campus culture and ensure our students, staff, and faculty have experiences that align with our mission around diversity and inclusion, I would like to hear from you. Working with campus leaders, we have set a goal of collecting 500 ideas before the May 9 All-Hands Planning Summit. We've been soliciting ideas from students over the past two weeks and are halfway to our goal. Now it's your turn: Please help by submitting your ideas through this online form: .

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Event Announcements

Leadership Summit - May 18

The second annual Leadership Summit - co-hosted by the Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Augsburg Masters of Arts in Leadership - will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at noon in Foss Chapel. This year's featured speaker will be Jodi Harpstead, CEO of Lutheran Social Services and an Augsburg Regent. Her leadership topic will be "150 Years of Learning to Live Together - Midway in our Journey?"

The lunch and program is open to the public. To register, go to the Midway Chamber website at: Since the Leadership Studies program is a member of the Chamber you will get the reduced rate. There is also an optional morning program.

This is a great opportunity to interact and network with members of the Midway business and nonprofit community as well as to hear a great presentation. If you have questions, contact Alan Tuchtenhagen ( or Jolee Lilja ( in Leadership Studies.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Visiting Playwright Looking for Housing

I'm a playwright and teacher in Minneapolis for 2016/2017 as a Jerome fellow with The Playwright's Center. Because my husband and daughter are staying in Austin, I am looking for house sitting to pick up throughout the fellowship year. Please feel free to email me at

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Renovated Uptown Condo - Own For Less Than Rent

Renovated garden level condo located in the heart of Uptown (one block from Calhoun Square). 2 bedroom, 1 bath, granite counters, maple cabinets, wood floors. Includes 1 garage and 1 off street parking spot, almost unheard of in this area. Own for less than rent!


For more information contact Ana Eliason (

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