Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Hagfors Center Construction: 100 Days of Safety

This week marks a milestone of 100 safe work days on the Hagfors Center construction site. We thank everyone for your help in keeping the construction site and surrounding area safe. A summary of current construction activities is posted on http://www.augsburg.edu/hagforscenter/construction-project-updates . Today's post includes the following:

[1] Concrete pours and columns on the west wing
[2] Continued installation work in the basement
[3] Work west of Oren Gateway Center
[4] An image of the Hagfors Center from the south, over the top of Old Main

To subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction, go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hagforscenter and sign up for email updates.

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Teaching and Learning

Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) Submissions

The new AAC proposal forms are now live! The following proposal forms are now all-online:
-Course Proposals
-Major/Minor Revision Proposals
-New Academic Initiatives Proposals
-Academic Policy Proposals

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. A proposal will be added to a meeting agenda when all submission requirements have been met. Items can be added to a meeting agenda up until one week before the meeting; the deadline for making an agenda is 5pm on the Monday preceding an AAC meeting.

Course proposals for Spring 2017 implementation should be submitted within the next two weeks. Proposals will not be accepted after registration opens in early November.

Visit the AAC website for links to proposals forms, submission requirements, and more: http://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/

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It's Time to Find the Writing Lab

You probably have papers, applications, or personal statements due soon. Tutors in the Writing Lab can help! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing task. Just bring your work in progress (hard copy).

These are the hours for fall term:

Mondays - 11:10 - 1:40; 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesdays - 12:30 - 3; 3:30 - 6; 7:30 - 10
Wednesdays - 3:30 - 6; 6:30 - 9
Thursdays - 12:30 - 3; 3:30 - 6; 7:30 - 10
Fridays - 4 - 6:30 (NOTE - Because the Library has changed its hours, the Lab has adjusted Friday hours from our previous posted Friday schedule.)
Sundays - 5 - 8

Questions? Please contact Kathryn Swanson, English Department

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Difficult Classroom Moments Webinar TODAY, 1 p.m.

Faculty and staff and invited to attend today's webinar led by Kathy Obear, Ed.D of the Social Justice Training Institute.

Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom
Tuesday, September 27
1:00-2:30pm, OGC 100

Across the country faculty members are experiencing a significant increase in both the frequency and the intensity of difficult dialogues in their classrooms. Their ability to engage students and facilitate meaningful dialogue in these moments not only furthers learning, but can also impact student success. Mismanaged conversations often result in unresolved issues, misunderstanding, and simmering conflict that undermine learning outcomes and campus-wide goals to create inclusive campus environments. This webinar will share facilitation strategies, training activities, and resources to help deepen your capacity to maintain classrooms that support student learning and success.

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General Announcements

Join Active Minds

I'm looking for people interested in creating a group with me. The group would focus on raising awareness of mental health. It would raise awareness around campus and in the community. If interested please Contact Steven Weston at 651-800-6722 or at westons@augsburg.edu. I will set up a meeting date for all of us after getting people interested to find a time that works for all of us.

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Food Service Menus

The Nabo Special today is a Honey Mustard Chicken Wrap, Fries and Fountain Soda.

Market Place is Serving Grilled Garlic Local Pork Loin, Grilled Local Zucchini, Harissa Smashed Local Potatoes, Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Garlic.

Vege is Serving Red Bean Curry, Herb Roasted Sweet Cherry Tomatoes with Onions and Peppers, Acorn Squash with Cinnamon, Sliced Baked Potatoes with Olive Oil, Herbs.

Today is Taco Tuesday at World Flavors!

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Food Service Specials

Come to The Commons on Tuesday, October 11, for Tiger Sushi! During Lunch Tiger Sushi Chefs will be making fresh California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Caterpillars, Sake Maki, and Veggie Rolls!

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Give to the Max Day 2016 - Consultation Hours

Give to the Max Day is November 17!

Institutional Advancement is now holding consultation hours for Augsburg Give to the Max Day project leaders.

These 'office hours' are designed for any Give to the Max Day project leaders looking for advice and information about communicating with donors or managing their GiveMN.org pages.

Drop by and check in briefly with the Annual Giving Assistant or sit down and get answers to the questions that are confounding you!

Hours and location this week are as follows:
Wednesday, September 28: 12PM-2PM in the Cedar Room, Christensen Center
Friday, September 30: 10AM-12PM in Oren Gateway Center, Room 103

Sam Smith '11
Annual Giving Assistant
Institutional Advancement

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Join Augsburg Data Analytics Team In Competition

Are you interested in Data Analytics / Data Science? Augsburg is currently recruiting a team of students to participate in the MinnAnalytics Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition held this fall. Team members will work with a given problem / data set during the month of October and then present their results in competition on November 5th. In addition, team members will have the opportunity to participate in a keynote dinner, network with peers from other MN institutions and attend an informal job fair.

Students can contact Marc Isaacson (isaacson@augsburg.edu) to indicate your interest. Faculty and staff can also nominate possible students and I will follow up with them. Team registrations are due by 9/30 so don't hesitate!

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Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7pm

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8pm, with Hot Food available at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7pm
Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Continental Breakfast 9:45am-11am
Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Light Lunch 1:30pm-4:30pm
Dinner 4:30pm-7pm

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HourCar Offers Student Rate Plan

HourCar has a student rate plan for Augsburg students. NO application fee, and 4 hours of free driving!

Go to https://www.hourcar.org/ and enter Auggie16 for the Promo Code.

Offer good through September 30, 2016.

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Blood Drive Tabling TODAY 9/27

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus next Wednesday 10/5 and if you prefer to schedule an appointment in person, stop by Christensen Center Tuesday 9/27 from 11:30 - 12:30 to do just that. CWC and staff from Memorial Blood Center will be available to schedule your donation time.

You can also schedule a donation time online at www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 0027.

Finally if tabling or online don't work, call the CWW office at 612-330-1707 and we can schedule a time that way as well.

Help save lives Auggies. Sign up to donate blood next week!

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2016-2017 Torstenson Community Scholars Selected

The Department of Sociology is excited to announce that Emily Campbell, Jennifer Kochaver, Ellen Sachs and Mark Taylor have been selected as 2016-2017 Torstenson Community Scholars. The scholars will spend the year researching the impact of oil exploration on residents of northwestern North Dakota. Their work will include a spring research trip to the area to conduct interviews with local residents.

The Torstenson Scholars program has been made possible through the generosity of Mark Johnson, a 1975 Metro-Urban Studies graduate of Augsburg College. Mr. Johnson's gift and the formation of the community scholars program are in memory of Professor Joel Torstenson '38, who was instrumental in founding Augsburg's Department of Sociology.

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Event Announcements

Depression & Anxiety Screening Day

Worried? Stressed? Sad? You're not alone. Get help at the Center for Wellness and Counseling's Depression and Anxiety Screening Day. Stop by the CWC table in Christensen Center on Monday, October 3, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; or stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling in Anderson Residence Hall on Wednesday, October 5, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Complete a free 10-15 minute screening for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. No appointments necessary. You will meet face-to-face with a counselor to discuss the results and receive information about resources on- and off-campus to help address your concerns. Contact CWC at x1707 with any questions. Depression and anxiety are treatable. Get help today!

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TODAY: North Star STEM 9th Annual Kick-Off

The North Star STEM Kick-off:
When: Tuesday, September 27
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
Time: 6:00 PM Registration, 6:30-8:30 Kick-off Program
* Meet students and faculty from Alliance partner institutions.
* View posters presented by undergraduate researchers.
* Learn about graduate school opportunities
* Discover Alliance opportunities, STEM student organizations, and internships.

The North Star STEM Alliance:
* 17-member partnership among Minnesota colleges, universities, and community organizations committed to supporting African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students working toward bachelor's degrees in STEM.
* STEM majors at Augsburg include biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics.
* Learn more at http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/northstar/.

All interested students are welcome to attend! We will meet in the STEM Programs office, Science 154, at 5:30 pm to walk/drive over as a group. Feel free to email Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu to let us know you are coming or with any questions.

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Sept. 27 - National Voter Registration Day

Tues., Sept. 27 is National Voter Registration day. MPIRG will be staffing a voter registration table in Christensen Center 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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West Bank History Events - This Week

Share your own personal West Bank story and learn from others about their experiences too!
Wednesday, September 28th at 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Southern Theater

Glimpse Cedar Riverside in the 1920s through the pen and ink drawings of Silas Olson. https://www.facebook.com/events/29978931...
Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
House of Balls

Visit Preserve the Historic West Bank and record your favorite West Bank stories in the "Speak Easy" oral history trailer, enjoy historic neighborhood photos, and pick up a nifty PHWB can koozie!
Saturday, October 1st at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Near the intersection of Cedar & Riverside

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Morning Chapel: Nate Hallanger

Join us in the chapel for worship today at 11:30am as we begin our chapel series "Vocation 2.0" with Nate Hallanger, Director of Academic Administration.

Vocation 2.0 Series Continues:
Wednesday, 9/28, 10:40am: Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College
Thursday, 9/29, 11:30am: Dr. Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of
Religion and Vocation

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

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Fac/Staff Training: Minimizing Unconscious Bias

Faculty and Staff Training: Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring

The Provost's Office, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, and Human Resources are partnering to offer a training session for faculty and staff on Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring which will be held on Tuesday, October 11 in OGC 100, from 9:00 a.m. - noon.

The training will include a video and discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Cookson of Language and Culture Worldwide. We will be discussing unconscious bias and it's impact on the hiring and selection process and strategies we can use to de-bias situations.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu) by October 4, 2016.

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Focused Conversations: TODAY & TOMORROW

Attend one of this week's Focused Conversations to discuss the 20-year vision of the updated 2016 Campus Master Plan.

Session details:
TODAY - Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m., Marshall Room
TOMORROW - Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oren 100

The sessions will be facilitated by Rebecca John, vice president of Marketing and Communication.

Click the following links to add a session to your calendar:
Tuesday session:

Wednesday session:

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Soup, Gender, & Sexuality

Wednesday, October 5, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Marshall Room
Soup, Gender, and Sexuality

The Soup, Gender, and Sexuality series is a variety of events specific to LGBTQIA+ identities. The purpose of these events is to stir in depth conversation across campus about identities that often go unrecognized in academic settings.

The topic for this upcoming event will be "Queering Art: Gender Fluidity Throughout History". Amo Mohamed and Taya Mitchell will be critiquing systems and structures over a warm, delicious meal. Join us in the Marshall Room (Second Floor of the Christensen Center) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come for soup and intriguing conversation!

Speaker Bios

Camille Valentino
Taya Mitchell is a grassroots community organizer that works in the community to bring forth change to transgender lives. Taya has led and facilitated workshops and trainings focused on gender expression, binaries, and identity with the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition. She's also worked with Outfront MN to bring forth policy change that affects transgender lives. Taya is also a performer; singer, actress, and dancer and lights the stage on fire with her magnetic presence and smooth voice.

Amo Mohamed
Amo Mohamaed is a core member of the Black Liberation Project a grassroots, a Black youth led collective that hosts a multitude of events; ranging from healing spaces, to political actions, as well as their regularly scheduled membership meetings. They currently work at Minnesota Organizing for Change as a Youth Organizer, specializing in communications and civic and political engagement. In addition to this, they have acted as a community liaison with the Minnesota Museum of American Arts in their youth division, as a part of their efforts to diversify their artistic space. In the past, they have also worked with Climate Generation to address the effects of climate change on black youth. Currently, they facilitate workshops on whiteness, white privilege, white supremacy, and antiblackness in high schools throughout the Twin Cities; in schools such as South High School, Southwest High School, and Central High School. Recently they were a featured speaker in the "4-H YELLO! 2016 Conference" through the University of Minnesota, where they spoke to high school youth from rural areas of Minnesota about "Whiteness and White Privilege". Amo was born in Kenya at Dadaab refugee camp. Amo loves funny worms and Warsaw Shire.

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Muslim Identities in Minnesota

Are you interested in learning about Muslim Identities in Minnesota?

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College

In the 21st century there is a plethora of clichés, stereotypes, and over-generalizations about Muslims in Minnesota, where there are also a variety of different ways of being Muslim.

Join Professor Cawo Abdi and Ph.D. candidate Nahid Khan to explore the diversity of Muslims in Minnesota today and the many contexts shaping their lives and identities. Professor Abdi will draw on her recently published book on the Somali diaspora, Elusive Jannah, and Khan will present data from her research on the portrayal of Islam and Muslims in Twin Cities media over the last several decades.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public!

For more information, please see http://www.augsburg.edu/ccv/2016/08/26/muslim-identities-in-minnesota/

Questions can be directed to ccv@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1403

Sponsored by the Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation at Augsburg College in collaboration with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas.

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ResFest 2016

To all Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors,

RESFEST is a party for you! This Thursday, Residence Life will be bringing hosting a night of fun with Human Foosball, Skeeball, food and floats as well as a glow-in-the-dark selfie station, K-Aug and so MUCH more! We hope to see you there, and tell us you are attending by RSVPing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/202891983457898/ and be on the look out for the flyer on the LCD screens around campus!

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Last farmer's Market of the Season, 11:30-1:30

Honey crisp apples
Collard greens
Salad greens

We may be small today, but the Campus Kitchen students and Augsburg Community Gardeners have plenty of fall harvest to share! Credit, debit, EBT/SNAP, and cash accepted.

It's our last market of the season, so take a break and come get a snack or dinner fixings today! Thank you for all your support this season. We're looking forward to bringing back current vendors and finding some new vendors for next year. We'd love to hear your feedback on the market or ideas for vendors, so please feel free to email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu anytime so we can continue to shape the market to fit the desires of our campus and community.

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Open Streets - West Bank - October 1

Augsburg is hosting a stage and much more for Open Streets this Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the corner of 6th Street and 21st Avenue near Jimmy Johns.

-Music by several different artists including an Augsburg band.
-A fashion show by the Sisterhood Boutique
-Spoken word by neighborhood youth

And, much of Cedar Riverside and the U of M streets will be closed to traffic and open to fun, fun, fun ...and food galore.

Don't miss it!
For more information go to:


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