Friday, August 29, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Luther & OGC Underground Parking-Transition dates

As the summer term comes to a close, it's almost time to transition the underground parking lots from summer use into fall/year use. Those who purchased either a year (2013-2014) permit or a summer 2014 permit must be out of underground parking by September 1st, this coming Monday.

We will do an audit of both underground lots on September 1st to ticket those still parked there. If cars are not moved by September 2nd we will tow them out with cost being referred back to the vehicle owner. Fob access for the garage doors will be turned off on September 2nd.

Those who purchased a fall 2014 or year 2014-2015 permit will be contacted with spot assignments before September 3rd, next Wednesday. On September 3rd, fall/year users will be able to park in both underground lots in their assigned spots, and their fobs will be updated to include garage access.

We expect a smooth transition, and will continue to remind you to be out of the garage before September 1st. Any questions can be directed by reply email to, by emailing Mark DeCrans, Asst. Director of Parking & Communication at, or by calling DPS at 612.330.1717.

Thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy the final days before classes start!

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Teaching and Learning

Hands-On Agresso Training

Thank you to those who attended this week's Hands-On Agresso training workshop.

We discussed the Budget Manager's role and how it supports the college's mission. The importance of coding deposits and/or expenses and their affect on budget/forecast. We learned how to access the Agresso web tool and to use the pre-built browsers to track activity. This presentation will be shared with budget manager's via e-mail.

Thanks again and have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Volunteer with Campus Kitchen This Year

Campus Kitchen is looking for volunteers! Sign up for one shift or make a weekly commitment.

The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College works to make healthy food accessible to all in and around the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood to provide for basic needs, service learning, leadership development, and genuine engagement between the college and the community.

Bring meals to the community! Serve a hot meal and enjoy a meal with community members:
Mondays-Thursdays 4-5 p.m. at Brian Coyle Community Center
Tuesdays 11:20-1:30 p.m. at Peace House Day Shelter
Fridays 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Tower Senior Apartments

Thursdays 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Package and deliver cold meals to seniors in South Mpls

Saturdays 12-2 p.m. Glean vegetables from Mill City Farmers Market and distribute in Cedar-Riverside

Open the Campus Cupboard Food Shelf (need consistent volunteers)
Tuesdays 12-4 p.m.
Wednesdays 1:30-4 p.m.
Fridays 2:30-5 p.m.
Any student is welcome to use the food shelf when volunteers have it open or by contacting Campus Kitchen

Sign up at
Volunteer calendar always available at

Questions can be answered at or 612-330-1624.

IF YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED AT EBENEZER IN THE PAST: The residents of Ebenezer Tower are hosting Campus Kitchen volunteers for a thank you dinner on the 23rd floor Friday, September 12, in place of our regular shift. If you can make it, please RSVP by e-mailing

Thank you!

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General Announcements

Faculty and Staff Book Group - Pastrix

This speaker for this fall's Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium will be Nadia Bolz-Weber, the pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo., and author of the blog The Christensen Center for Vocation invites faculty and staff to participate in a series of discussions on her book, the New York Times Bestseller, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint.

The group will be led by Martha E. Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation.

The Pastrix Book Group will meet in Foss 175 from 4-5:30 p.m. on the following four Mondays:
September 8 and 22
October 6 and 20

To sign up, please email

Once registered, a copy of the book is available for pick up in Oren Gateway 106.

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2014-2015 Work Study Information

The 2014 fall semester is fast approaching! If you are a hiring manager, please be sure to review the information below regarding student positions for the 2014-2015 academic year.

As many of you know, the state minimum wage is now $8.00. In response to this new regulation, Augsburg College has changed the wage structure for student employees to be in line with the new minimum wage law.

The 2014 – 2015 academic student rates will be as follows:
New Student Rate: $8.15
Returning Student Rate: $8.50
Technical Rate: $9.00 (starting, max $9.50)

Steps to follow when hiring a student worker for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
1. Students who are returning into a position they held previously will only need to fill out the Student Employment Hire form. This form is located on the Human Resources (HR) Moodle site.
2. Looking for a student worker to hire? Any new position will need to be posted on the Human Resources website. Fill out the Student Employment Posting Request form located on the HR Moodle site, return the form to HR, and we will post the position. Applications will be forwarded to the Hiring Manager for review.
3. Once a student is hired, the Hiring Manager will fill out the Student Employment Hire form and submit it to the HR office. Students who have never worked on campus before will need to fill out additional HR forms, including a background check.

Priority for federal and state work study eligibility
As in previous years, students who are federal or state work study eligible, as well as international students, will be given priority through the end of October in hiring. After this time, all students may apply for student worker positions.

New timekeeping system - Kronos
Students will be entered into Kronos once we receive all their paperwork in HR. Look for hands on workshops to attend in September and October. We will be posting information through A-Mail on these workshops.

Questions? Email HR at or 612-330-1058.

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Alexandra Buffalohead at All My Relations Gallery

Alexandra Buffalohead '13 (studio arts) was selected to present her sculptures as part of "On Fertile Ground, Native Artist in the Upper Midwest", a group exhibition currently on display at All My Relations Gallery. Alex's work was also recently cited in a review written by Sheila Regan in City Pages.

On Fertile Ground, Native Artist in the Upper Midwest, runs from August 15th-November 15th, 2014. The gallery is located at 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 11am–6pm, and Saturday 11am–3pm. Further questions can be directed to: (612) 235-4970.

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While Supplies Last-Renaissance Fest Tickets

While Supplies Last - Renaissance Fest Tickets for Sale

Augsburg is pleased to offer discounted 2014 Renaissance Festival tickets available for purchase starting Monday, August 11, 2014 in Human Resources. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash.

The Renaissance Festival is open weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine, August 16th through September 28th, plus Labor Day and Festival Friday on September 26th. Parking is free.

For more information about the festival see:

Discounted ticket prices are:
Adult = $17.95
Child (ages 5-12) = $10.50
Food coupon book = $5.00

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Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open 7:30-1:30

Nabo is open 10-2

The Commons is open 11:15-1:15

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Retiring Soon? Counseling With TIAA Cref Available

Are you planning to retire in the near future? If so, individual retirement sessions are available to you at no cost.

You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance, and annuities.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also scheduled an appointment on-line using the link below.

Date(s) Time(s) Location(s)
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102

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