Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Fitness Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Haglund and Messerer Fitness Centers, along with the gym and the rest of the Athletic Facilities, will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed until noon on Sunday, November 29 when regular hours resume. All Athletic Facilities will be closed November 26, 27 and 28.

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Teaching and Learning

Social Justice, Art and Writing: HECUA USA

Since 1988, Augsburg College through its partnership with HECUA has been offering an off-campus semester on the role of the arts in social justice. In 2007, a semester program on writing and the role of the written word in social change was added. Today, these long-standing programs are in need of re-imagining.

HECUA is seeking the thoughts and ideas from Augsburg faculty and staff.

+How might such a program contribute to departmental goals and the hopes you hold for students?
+What would excite Augsburg students and advisers in a new HECUA program?

Courses currently offered:

Art and Culture in Political, Social and Historical Context (4 cr)
Arts Praxis: Social Justice Theory and Practice in the Field (4cr)
Internship and Integration Seminar (8 cr)
Creative Writing in Political, Social, and Historical Context 4 cr
Workshop in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction (4 cr)
Internship and Integration Seminar (8 cr)

Hosted by: Leah Spinosa de Vega, CGEE Director of Global Initiatives , and Jenny Keyser, HECUA Executive Director
When: Monday, Nov 30, at 3:15-4:15, refreshments will be provided.
Where: Marshall Room, Christensen Center

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General Announcements

Food Drive Results

Thank you to all those that donated food for the Augsburg Total Wellness food drive. Together we brought in 262 pounds of food! The food was delivered to the Campus Kitchen food shelf on Monday. Again I am humbled by the generosity of this vibrant Augsburg community.

Thank you!

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Green by 2019 - Planning for Departments

The Environmental Stewardship Committee at Augsburg College is continuing it's efforts towards Green by 2019. You can help!

The Environmental Stewardship Fellow would love to join your departmental/group meeting to share a short presentation on Environmental Stewardship and help YOU jump start your efforts at Environmental Stewardship at Augsburg College.

Contact Amber Lewis, to schedule your presentation!

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Diversity and Inclusion Comm. Special Presentation

This special presentation, hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to gather and hear about the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity - Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, of which Augsburg College is a 2015 Recipient. Ann Garvey, Vice President of Student Affairs and award nomination drafter, will provide a brief history and description of the award, information about the award criteria and evaluation, and thoughts about the implications of the award. This gathering will also serve as an opportunity to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment and enjoy some refreshments!

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Marshall Room

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"On-Hold" Accounts Payable Checks

Payment Authorization Invoices/Check Requests processed with a "On-Hold" request originally to be picked up on Friday, November 27 will be available today Wednesday, November 25 anytime after 1:00 p.m. due to Thanksgiving holiday.

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

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NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Students can now apply for the 2015-16 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2016, in the following areas:

Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who...
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.

Deadline for application: Friday, December 4, 2015.

To find out more and apply, please visit:

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at

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Engman Writing Prize Competition - Submit by 12/4

This literary competition honoring undergraduate writing is co-sponsored by Murphy Square and the English Department. Judges will select up to three winners in each of the prize categories. To enter, writers must be enrolled at Augsburg College.

Writers may enter in each of the four categories - creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and screenwriting - but can only win in one. The guidelines for the four categories are as follows:

Short Fiction – A complete short story of not more than 15 pages.

Creative Nonfiction – One complete piece not longer than 15 pages.

Poetry – At least three poems. Poetry entries with fewer than three poems will not be accepted.

Screenwriting – Up to 30 pages (either a complete short script or a portion of a longer script, such as the first act of a feature-length, narrative screenplay; use of screenplay format and style will be considered during the judging process).

Entries must be submitted electronically as attachments to

The submission deadline is Friday, December 4. Winners will be notified in December.

For more information, go to

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Central Services - Closed

The copy center, mail room and shipping and receiving will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for Thanksgiving. They will reopen Monday, November 30, with regular business hours.

During this time Augsburg College will not be receiving or sending out any mail. Please plan accordingly.

If you have any questions, please call the mail room @ 612-330-1750 or email

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Daily A-mail Schedule

The Daily A-mail will be on hiatus Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, due to Thanksgiving Break. Publication will resume Monday, November 30, and announcements for this edition should be submitted Monday morning before 10 a.m.

Please send questions or concerns via email to Thank you.

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Event Announcements

Chapel @ 10:40am: Service of Holy Communion

Please join us for worship in the chapel at 10:40am: Service of Holy Communion, "Broken Body, Bread of Heaven." Musical guests: The Cedar Singers, under the direction of Jon Strommen Campbell. Worship will be followed by time for pie and fellowship in the atrium.

Upcoming Chapel Schedule:
Thursday-Friday, 11/23-24: No Chapel - Happy Thanksgiving!

Advent Chapel Series, "Light Dawns on a Weary World"

Monday, 11/30, 10:40am: Paul C. Pribbenow preaching, Augsburg College President. Musician: Sarah Haugen, vocalist.
Tuesday, 12/1, 11:30am: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres preaching, Associate College Pastor
Wednesday, 12/2, 10:40am: Service of Holy Communion. Musicians: Prof. Bill Capman, Laura Simms, and Nyssa Capman.
Thursday, 12/3, 11:30am: Jon Bates '15, Senior Chapel
Friday, 12/4, 10:40am: Velkommen Jul

No Wednesday Night Communion – Advent Vespers Week

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

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Dr. Steblay Presents to the Supreme Court of B.C.

Professor Nancy Steblay, Psychology, recently presented to the National Judicial Institute, Supreme Court of British Columbia, in Vancouver. The topic of her presentation was "The Science of Eyewitness Evidence." Congratulations to Dr. Steblay on this distinguished accomplishment.

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Auggie Athletics

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Doctoral Gown

I have a doctoral gown for sale for $40 to any member of the Augsburg community. A picture of it can be seen on Craigslist, where I'm selling it for a little more: Those interested can inspect it in my office, Memorial 220. Contact Stephan Clark at for more information.

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