Friday, July 31, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Elm Tree Removal in Quad

Davey Tree will be removing two elm trees due to Dutch Elm disease in the Quad next Tuesday (8/4) through Thursday (8/6). If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan at or 612-280-7447.

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Melby Water Shutdown

Melby water will be shut off at 6:30-8:30am Monday morning August 3rd to repair a faucet in the hospitality room that is being renovated. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan with facilities at 612-280-7447 or

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Teaching and Learning

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General Announcements

Sabo Center Work in St. Paul Awarded 2-Year Grant

The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship was awarded a 2-year Continuation Grant from the Minnesota Department of Education for a 21st Century Community Learning Center on the West Side of St. Paul. The Sabo Center is the lead partner in this initiative with 10 partners that engages teenagers in quality learning opportunities during after-school hours and throughout the day during the summer. Sabo Center staff focus on civic engagement and leadership development with the youth enrolled in the programs that it facilitates. Last year, 778 youth participated in the overall project, with 518 of them attending 30+ times. The total grant award is for $742,594 over two years.

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Feel Good By Doing Good

In August, Augsburg Total Wellness will be sponsoring a school supply drive to benefit People Serving People. This non-profit is located in Minneapolis and is the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota.

Thousands of students all across the United States will be heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let's help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to start the year off right! Beginning August 4th, Human Resources will be collecting school supplies. For each item that is donated, you will receive an entry into a prize drawing. That's right, for each item you will receive an entry; 100 items means 100 chances to win! Prizes include Barnes and Noble gift cards, Augsburg golf umbrellas, gym bags, and more! All donations must be received in HR office, Memorial 19 by Friday August 14th. Prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, August 19th.

Items needed:
#2 Pencils
Pencil sharpener
Alarm clocks
Red, Blue & Black Pens
Calculators, Protractors & Rulers
Colored pencils, Markers & Crayons
Construction paper
School bags/backpacks
School glue & Glue sticks-large size
Scissors–youth size
Wide-ruled loose leaf composition paper
Wide-ruled spiral bound notebooks
Pencil boxes/pouches
*New Items only

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TRIO SSS Grant Renewed

Augsburg's TRIO Student Support Services program has been renewed for another 5 years or until 2020. The Federally funded program provides support for 160 undergraduate students each year who come from low-income backgrounds, are the first in their families to attend college, and/or have a disability. Augsburg has had a TRIO SSS program since 2001 and had served over 1000 students. The program includes a Summer Bridge for 25 new students each year, academic advising, financial literacy training, and other support. With decreases in Federal funding over the past several years, competition for TRIO SSS funding has intensified. The renewal of our grant reflects the past success of our TRIO SSS students and the great work of the staff.

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Discounted Renaissance Fest Tickets for Sale in HR

While Supplies Last - Renaissance Fest Tickets for Sale

Augsburg Office of Human Resources is pleased to offer discounted 2015 Renaissance Festival tickets available for purchase starting Monday, August 10, 2015 in Human Resources. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash. If paying by cash, please be sure to have exact amount.

The Renaissance Festival is open weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine, August 22nd through October 4th. The festival will also be open on Labor Day on September 7th and Festival Friday on October 2nd. Parking is free.

For more information about the festival see:

Discounted ticket prices are:
Adult = $17.95 ($22.95 at the gate)
Child (ages 5-12) = $10.50 ($13.95 at the gate)
Food coupon book = $5.00

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Event Announcements

MFA Summer Residency - Readings and Screenings

The MFA in Creative Writing 2015 Summer Residency is in progress until Sunday, August 2. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers to campus for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more. This summer's visiting writers include memoirist Sue William Silverman; poet Marci Vogel, winner of the first Howling Bird Press book award; novelist Helene Wecker; playwright Carson Kreitzer; and Ken Rance, screenwriter of the film NEW IN TOWN. They will be joining our own MFA mentors, Nicole Brending, Stephan Eirik Clark, Cass Dalglish, Jack El-Hai, Heid Erdrich, Sarah Myers and Cary Waterman. In addition, eleven of our graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works - Trena Bolden-Fields, Ashley Cardona, Jayne Carlson, John Garland, Dominique Haikel, Jay Moad, Cindy Morgan, Roseroberta 'Bobbi' Pauling, Jen Shutt, KatieJo Sonneman and Amanda Symes.

We invite you to join us for the evening readings/screenings and receptions, at which featured writers will be available to sign their works. All events are free and the public is invited.

Friday, July 31
Graduating Writers
Roseroberta 'Bobbi' Pauling, Fiction
Ashley Cardona, Poetry
Jen Shutt, Fiction
Cindy Morgan, Creative Nonfiction
Jay Moad, Fiction
7 p.m., Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building

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