Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Teaching and Learning

Hands-On Agresso Training

Next week new chairs and budget managers will prepare themselves for the start of the fall academic year.

Administrative Accounting and Finance will host two hands-on Agresso training workshops. We'll discuss how coding deposits and expenses affect budget and actual variances to budget/forecast, in addition to, the Agresso web tool.

The following two training sessions will be in the Sverdrup 201 computer lab:
1. Monday, August 25, 10 a.m.-noon
2. Thursday, August 28, 2-4 p.m.

Remember this is a hands-on event where you will be probing money transactions. So bring your cost center number and questions! Computers are limited so please sign-up today by clicking:

If you have your own laptop connected to the campus WIFI, feel free to join us. Thank you all and I look forward to our first session on Monday, August 25 starting at 10 a.m.

There are only 17 seats remaining in each session. Make sure secure your seat today!

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Moodle Help for New Faculty

The E-Learning team extends a special welcome to all newly hired Augsburg faculty. We are available to help you develop your Moodle course as you prepare for the upcoming Fall Semester in a couple of ways:

The Faculty Moodle Resource (FMR) site <> is a repository of "how-to" tip sheets and videos that provide step-by-step instructions for leveraging Moodle tools when designing a hybrid course OR enhancing face-to-face instruction.

The Academic LFC's <> (Liaison's for Computing)--Eric Strom, Christy Mattingly, Nathan Lind--and E-Learning Specialist Bonnie Tensen are available to meet with you to provide suggestions and individual instruction. (You can contact them by phone or email.)

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Planning Curriculum for the Future -- Thursday 8/28

Please join us for the final discussion in the summer conversation series on "Integrating Liberal Arts and Professional Studies."

When: Thursday, August 28
Location: Karen Kaivola's condo (200 Park Ave. Unit 102)
Time: 4-6 p.m. (light catered refreshments)

Topic: What comes next?
Who: All staff and faculty are welcome

After three productive and well-attended discussions in off-campus, experiential settings this summer, we will begin to define priorities for curricular and program development at this last gathering of the summer series. If you haven't attended any sessions, but are interested in knowing more, check out the General Education Moodle site for notes and additional reading.

RSVPs appreciated: Ginny McCarthy

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General Announcements

Food Service Hours

Einsteins will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Commons will be open from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Nabo is closed. Nabo will be reopening on Tuesday, August 26, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Bookstore Info

Mark your calendars for August 28th - ALL Clearance merchandise will be 50% off! This is a one day event and in-store only!

The bookstore will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9am-4pm Wednesday from 9am-6pm, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This week summer rentals are due! If you can't make it during our hours, please take advantage of our postage paid label and ship your book back!

This week, we will also be buying back purchased textbooks. Please make sure you have your Augsburg ID when selling back your textbooks.

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Farewell To Nate Engle

Please join us on Friday, August 22 1:00 p.m. in Administrative Accounting Office located in the Science Bldg. Suite 148 for cake to wish a fond farewell to Nate as this will be his last day with Augsburg College.

We look forward to seeing you.

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IT Scheduled Maintenance Today 8/21

Information Technology will be performing system maintenance on the following dates, affecting different systems.

8/21/2014 5-7 p.m. Storage Appliance upgrade - Agresso, Records and Registration, Administrative Self Service affected.

For more details see the post on the IT page:

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Website Work Session TODAY

Website work session today from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Sverdrup 205.

This is a free-form, come-and-go session where the computer lab is reserved for any website content managers to come in and work on their websites. I will be there to answer questions and offer assistance.

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Event Announcements

The Other Green Line - Saturday, Aug. 23

Don't miss the next Other Green Line foray, a creative exploration of nature on the Green Line with artist/botanist Sarah Nassif. The next guided foray is Saturday, August 23, 2014. Meet up with Sarah at Midwest Mountaineering at 2:30 p.m. for an introduction to river floodplain ecology and the history of Bohemian Flats. Then head out on an urban hike to see and draw the floodplains. All participants receive a free Field Book. The event lasts three hours and covers 1.5 miles on foot. All ages are welcome, and everyone is invited share their knowledge and stories to kick off the conversation about nature on the new Green Line. Visit to learn more and to register for the event.

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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 Sarcastic

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, the book is available for pick up in Oren Gateway 106.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Moving Sale

9-piece master bedroom set (dresser, mirror, headboard, two side tables, bed-frame, queen box spring and mattress, and armoire): $500
4-piece guest bedroom set (dresser, mirror, headboard, side table): $300
Dining room set (6 chairs, table with leaf, base and china hutch): $300
3-piece living room table set (coffee table and two side tables): $120
Computer desk: $20
Sears Treadmill with new deck and motor: $250
3-piece Wooden Entertainment Center $150
4-piece set of 2 chests of drawers and 2 book-cases on top $100
Sears Snow blower $100

All in excellent condition. Pictures may be seen at the Edina home sale website:

We are in Brooklyn Park, about 35 minutes from campus, if you wish to come and look. See full address and directions on the Edina website.

Please email at: or call (763) 315-0743.

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