Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Teaching and Learning
Time Is Fleeting; Visit the Writing Lab
As you well know, the end of the semester is fast approaching and it is likely you have some written work due. Here are the WL hours through Wed. of finals week:
Monday: 11:10 a.m.-1:40 p.m.; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 6:30-9 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30-3:00 p.m.; 3:30-6:00 p.m.; 7:30-10 p.m.
Friday: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Faculty: Your Work is Being Supported
The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Committee on Faculty Development, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to announce that more than $37,000 in faculty grants have been awarded for 2014-15. These grants support summer scholarship, course design, and work with the College's international partners. For a list of grant recipients and their projects, please see "2014-2015 Grant Recipients" on the CTL website. While you are on the site, check out "2014 Upcoming Events."
GRE Prep Course Registration Now Open
Augsburg College offers an eight week GRE prep course each summer for students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by Augsburg faculty and staff and walks students through each section of the general test. Throughout the course students complete sample test questions and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. Registration is first come, first serve, so sign up now!
May 27-July 22
Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 p.m.
HSA Financial Forum Webinars
Do you have a HSA? Optum Health will offer three Financial Forum webinars to help you plan, save, and pay for qualified medical expenses, and to potentially grow your savings tax-free by investing in mutual funds.
You will learn:
- Who is eligible to invest
- How to use the available educational and account management tools
- How to set up an investment account, select funds, and allocate dollars
- How to transfer money between your HSA and investment account
Financial Forums have a 20/20 format -- taking only 40 minutes out of your day. The first 20 minutes are dedicated to discussing the HSA topic, with the last 20 minutes held for Q&A.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to take full advantage of the tax-free savings your HSA offers.
Times/Dates the forum is offered:
- Thursday, April 24 - 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 7 - 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 22 - 3:00 p.m.
Space fills up quickly, so register today. For more information or to sign up, visit:
Career Quick Stop Winding Down
Students! There are two more weeks left of Career Quick Stop this semester. Stop by Suite 100 of the Christensen Center on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m. These walk-in hours are meant for quick career questions and short resume reviews. Appointments will be limited to 15 minutes and students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Quick Stop will resume in the fall!
The Strommen Career and Internship Center will be open all summer for one-on-one appointments. Career coaches can assist you with career exploration, resume writing, interviewing, and more! Call 612-330-1148 to schedule an appointment.
TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions
TIAA-CREF regularly offers individual counseling sessions at no additional cost to you.
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 achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.
Sessions will be:
Tuesday, April 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Wednesday, April 30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Thursday, May 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sverdrup 102)
Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as you can.
To sign up call 1-866-843-5640, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CT).
Two New Financial Aid Changes
In order to create a simpler and clearer policy that still complies with the Department of Education requirements, we have made two important changes to the tuition refund and financial aid recalculation starting fall semester 2014. Please read these policies closely as they may dramatically affect your aid and refund of tuition.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-330-1046, if you have any questions.
Tuition Refund Schedule
Students will get a 100% tuition refund for any courses they drop without notation through the date labeled "Last day to drop without a 'W' grade & 100% refund - Full Semester class" on the Academic Calendar (http://www.augsburg.edu/registrar/calendars/). After this date, students can no longer receive a refund of tuition unless they withdraw from all courses. This policy is effective whether or not a student has attended classes.
Students withdrawing from all of a term's courses may receive a 50% tuition refund when they withdraw by the date labeled "Last day to withdraw with 50% refund - Full Semester class" on the Academic Calendar.
If a student has extenuating circumstances and needs to petition a refund decision, an Academic/Financial Petition is available at www.augsburg.edu/registrar/forms. Petitions are carefully reviewed by a committee and responded to fairly and in a timely manner.
Credit Load and Financial Aid
All federal, state grants and loans, as well as institutional grants and scholarships are awarded based upon the total number of registered credits on the "Last day to add with faculty signature - Full Semester class" on the Academic Calendar. Students must register for internships, Time 2 classes, and ACTC classes before the "Last day to add with faculty signature-Full Semester class". Financial aid will not be adjusted for classes added after this date.
What this Means to You: You must actively attend and participate in classes throughout the semester. If you drop or add courses, you must pay special attention to the dates on the academic calendar. Financial aid is recalculated when you drop classes without a "w" grade, fail to begin classes, cease to attend classes, fail all classes, or fully withdraw from all classes.
Jazz and BBQ
Jazz and BBQ -- Sounds like a perfect Saturday to me! Join Augsburg Jazz for their Spring Performance in Uptown:
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Famous Dave's Calhoun BBQ & Blues Club
3001 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
(Located on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street)
No Cover, but Reservations are recommended.
Call 612-822-9900 to reserve.
TODAY 4/22: Study Abroad Showcase
Stop by Christensen Lobby 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, where the Office of International Programs will be announcing our 2014-15 roster of short-term study abroad programs at a Showcase event!
Learn about the program options next winter break and summer break in
+ El Salvador
+ the Czech Republic
Tuesday April 22
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Christiansen Center Lobby
Food and prizes for students who attend!
Two Worlds: Immigrant Experiences and Journeys
A presentation on the experiences, journeys, and perspectives of immigrants within the Twin Cities.
April 24 at 6pm
Best of Augsburg Film Festival, Saturday 4/26
You are invited to attend the Best of Augsburg Film Festival on Saturday, April 26 in Sateren Auditorium at 2 p.m.
Selected works created by Augsburg students during the 2013-14 year will be screened. A panel of guest judges will be present and awards will be handed out. Any questions or comments, or individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations, contact Dylan Lowry, Studio and Equipment Manager at email@example.com.
Join the Facebook event and invite your friends and family:
Paideia Seminar on Peace
As part of the President's Fund to Advance Peacemaking, the Augsburg Paideia Program is offering a CTL workshop for faculty on facilitating Paideia seminars (guided inquiry discussions) using texts related to peace. The workshop is May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Riverside Room. Lunch is provided along with a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card. Participation is limited to 20 faculty. Contact Dr. Anne Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the readings.
Website Work Session TODAY in SVE-201
All website content managers are welcome to attend an open work session today from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Sverdrup 201 computer lab.
This open work session is an informal, come-and-go event that gives you the opportunity to receive additional training or general assistance, ask questions, or simply work alone on your website.
Full information at http://blogs.augsburg.edu/mannj/meetings/
Bishop Ann Svennungsen, "Faith Active in Love"
Faculty & Staff,
You are warmly invited to the Auggie May Eye Opener, "Faith Active in Love"
Featured Speaker, ELCA Bishop Ann Svennungsen.
Bishop Ann Svennungsen was elected February 2012 as the first woman to lead the Minneapolis Synod. Bishop Svennungsen deeply values the ELCA commitment to social justice action and serves as the director of The Presidents' Pledge Against Global Poverty. She has had a variety of experiences, in addition to pastoring four very different congregations in vastly different circumstances, she also served as the CEO of the Fund for Theological Education in Atlanta and the president of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.
We look forward to a discussion about faith, love, and vocation from Bishop Ann Svennungsen on May 8th, at our spring Auggie Eye Opener.
Date: May 8, 2014
Breakfast and Networking: 7:00am
Speaker Presentation: 7:30am8:30am
Location: Town & Country, St. Paul, MN 300 North Mississippi River Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Register here: https://fog.augsburg.edu/AlumniEventshttps://fog.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvent
Staff Senate Open Forum Wednesday 4/23
Martha Truax, director of annual giving, and Ben Krouse-Gagne, assistant director of annual giving, will lead an interactive discussion to get people thinking about philanthropy at this month's Staff Senate Open Forum.
Wednesday, April 23
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Keeping Track of Auggies