Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Teaching and Learning
Open Moodle Lab OGC 103
Do you need some help
- building/editing your hybrid course Moodle site?
- planning the online components of your hybrid course?
- creating engaging forum discussion assignments?
- devising relevant online assignments?
Come to an Open Moodle Lab for individualized help. Open Labs will be held:
Tues. & Wed. from 9-10:30 a.m. - OGC 103
Thurs. 1:00-2:30 p.m. - Lindell 202
Today: A Little Intellectual Stimulation for Lunch
Come join us for a debate on whether race should be a factor in college admissions, staged by Sociology of Law students. The debate takes place from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Lindell 301 with discussion following. Today (Tuesday, Dec. 10). Please bring your lunch or just enjoy a cookie or two!
The End Is Near: Find the Writing Lab Now
As the end of the semester looms, students may need help revising and finishing writing assignments. Tutors in the Writing Lab can help. Visit them in Lindell Library, street level, left of the circulation desk. These are the hours through Wednesday evening, Dec. 18:
Monday: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 3 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 - 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 3 - 5:30 p.m.; 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Friday: 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 5 - 8 p.m.
Questions? Contact K. Swanson, English.
Dining Services Holiday Hours
Commons Cafe will be closing December 20 at 1:30 p.m. and will continue normal operating hours on January 12 for dinner.
Nabo will be closing on December 20 at 1:30 p.m. and will continue normal operating hours on January 13 at 7:30 a.m.
Einsteins will be closing on December 20 at 1:30 p.m. and will be open December 23, 26, 27, 30 and 31 from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with a limited menu. Einsteins will also be open the January 2, 3, and 6-10 with a limited menu and will continue normal operating hours on January 13.
If you have any questions regarding Dining Services, please call Josh Ahrens at 612-359-6475. Thank you and have a great holiday season.
Finals Yoga Classes for the Semester
This is a reminder that we are winding down the Human Resources sponsored yoga classes for this semester. There are just three classes left -- today and Thursday this week and next Tuesday, Dec. 17 will be the last class.
All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to come to the class from 12 - 1:00 p.m. in the Wrestling Room of Kennedy Center. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat if needed. A limited number of free mats and blocks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Any questions, please contact the CCHP office at 612-330-1707.
STEM Programs Drop-in Hours
To all STEM students:
Need a little sustenance during the last week of classes?
Interested in being a part of our STEM Peer Mentoring Program during the spring semester?
Want suggestions and resources for opportunities to pursue over winter break, such as internships, summer research opportunities, or scholarships?
Want to see if you are eligible for North Star STEM, sign up, or find out about upcoming funding opportunities?
Interested in learning more about the AugsSTEM Scholarships for Junior and Senior STEM majors?
Stop by the STEM Programs Office, Science 154, for hot cocoa, snacks and helpful information. We know you are busy, so it is ok to make a quick visit and grab a clementine or granola bar!
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Pre-Finals Stress Relief Tomorrow
Please stop by Christensen Center between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 11) for some pre-finals stress relief from the Center for Counseling and Health Promotion. We will have some refreshments and healthy snacks as well as some pet therapy from Paws for Learning. Several therapy dogs will be in Christensen Center to warm your hearts and provide some much needed stress relief as we wind down the fall semester.
Hope to see you tomorrow. Be well and stay warm!!
Celebrate Professor Johnson's Service to Augsburg
After more than 25 years of teaching physics at Augsburg, Jeff Johnson will retire at the end of this semester! Feel free to stop by the Chemistry/Physics Holiday Party (Friday afternoon) to wish Jeff well. We will have a small thank you celebration for Jeff at 3:05 in Science 21.
Free Tickets: Home and Landscape Expo
Human Resources has tickets available for the 2013 Home and Landscape Expo. The Expo runs December 27 through 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Stop into Human Resources in the Lower Level of Memorial Hall Monday through Friday to pick up your tickets while supplies last.
For more information about the show visit: http://homeshowcenter.com/visitors/homeshow.aspx?show=minneapolis
Today: The State of Marketing in Higher Education
Today at noon, Rebecca John, vice president of Marketing and Communication, will share reflections from the 2013 American Marketing Association Higher Education conference regarding the state of marketing in higher education. The discussion will include an overview of major challenges and changes in higher education marketing and how the work at Augsburg fits into this landscape.
Noon to 1 p.m. today in Oren Gateway Center 103.
Register - Private College Job & Internship Fair
Registration is now open for the annual MN Private College Job & Internship Fair on February 19, 2014. This fair is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. To register and learn more go to www.augsburg.edu/strommen
For questions, contact the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work at 612-330-1148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Department Hosts Cocoa & Cookie Decorating
You are invited to join the Music Department at their fall semester Chamber Music Recital on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, followed by a cookie decorating and tea/cocoa reception.
Daily Chapel Series for Advent Thru December 13
Chapel Series Continues: Behold! The Child of Our Longing... Today we are longing for Freedom. Babette Chatman, Redeemer Center for Life, preaching.
Wednesday, 12/11, at 10:40 a.m.: We long for Love and Christ. Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching.
Thursday, 12/12, at 11:30 a.m.: Dr. Russell Kleckley's religion class will do a special presentation, "We long for..."
Friday, 12/13, at 10:40 a.m.: We long for place - Los Posadas traditional Mexican Advent celebration with mariachi music, pinatas, and food. Everyone welcome!
Please join us for this meaningful chapel series during Advent - a time of waiting and wonder!
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Nelson Mandela: Please Sign 'Book of Condolences'
Augsburg will host a Book of Condolences to honor the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela and to mourn the loss of this world icon.
The book, which is sponsored by the Honorable LaJune Thomas Lange '75 who serves as Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa for the State of Minnesota, will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Dec. 10-13 at the Welcome Desk in Christensen Center.
Elected and appointed officials, friends of the people of South Africa, and members of the public are invited to sign the book.
More information at http://inside.augsburg.edu/news/2013/12/09/augsburg-college-hosts-public-book-of-condolences-to-honor-president-nelson-mandela/
Fairly Personal Photography Exhibition
Please join Emily Bauermeister, Caroline Cruys, and Patrick McInerny at an opening reception for their photography exhibition "Fairly Personal". Created during fall semester, "Fairly Personal" examines a variety of social and personal issues through a series of black and white documentary photographs.
The exhibition runs from December 9, 2013 through January 9, 2014. A reception will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on December 13, 2013 in the Christensen Center Student Gallery. Please attend.
Biology Christmas Party - December 13
The annual Biology Department and Tri-Beta Christmas Party will be held December 13 from 3-6 p.m. in SCI 213 (overflow seating in SCI 212). Stop by for hearty soups, sandwiches, beverages, holiday treats and more. Prize drawings for students. Hope to see you all there!
Please join AugSem Design students on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the basement of Old Main as they present their final project "Yummy Art. "Yummy Art" culminates the design course with an exhibition of 3-dimensional edible art projects. Students are required to produce an edible piece of art that demonstrates their understanding of design elements and theories they have learned in class this semester.
We invite the college community to attend the event and help evaluate the projects based on creativity, presentation, demonstrated ability to present 3 dimensional design and of course taste.
Please come view the artwork, sample the students final projects and help evaluate their work.
WHEN: 12/17/13 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Basement - Old Main
Conversation: Academic Progress Reports, Alerts
This fall we launched new software programs to get faculty feedback on student progress, specifically students in danger of not passing/falling below a 2.0. The Midterm Progress Report (MPR) was a survey format - which was new. We also had the "ad hoc" alert, similar to what we had before.
The purpose of this conversation is to quickly review what we did, discuss our plans for spring semester, and get feedback and input from faculty.
Tues., Dec. 10, 3-4 p.m. Marshall Room.
Keeping Track of Auggies