Friday, October 2, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

2015 Annual Security Report Available

Augsburg College is committed to assisting all members of the Augsburg community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Department of Public Safety website at:

If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 801 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (612) 330-1717.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, public safety law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned and controlled by Augsburg College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety.

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Teaching and Learning

Remember the Writing Lab

The marvelous writing tutors at the Augsburg Writing Lab are now working with all Augsburg students on any writing task -- papers, reports, applications, personal statements, resumes, etc. The WL is located on the street level of Lindell Library, just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken; just come with ideas, drafts (in hard copy), assignments. Each year the tutors conduct about 2,000 sessions with Augsburg grad and undergrad students and have had very busy first days already this fall!

Here are the hours for fall semester:

Mondays: 11:10 - 1:40 and 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesdays: 12:30 - 3:00; 3:30 - 6:00; and 7:30 - 10 PM
Wednesdays: 3:30 - 6:00 and 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Thursdays: 12:30 - 3:00; 3:30 - 6:00 and 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Fridays: 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Sundays: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Questions? Contact K. Swanson, English professor (

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Convocation Daily Schedule Change

On Friday, October 9, the Homecoming Convocation will affect the daily class schedule.

The revised schedule will be:
1st Period 8:00-8:50 a.m. (instead of 8:00-9:10)
2nd Period 9:00-9:50 a.m. (instead of 9:20-10:30)
Convocation 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Remaining classes follow regular schedule

Convocation class schedule modifications are posted online at .

For more information about the convocation series and featured presenters, visit .

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General Announcements

Gideon International representatives

Gideons International representatives, including Augsburg alums, will be at Augsburg the week of October 5 to distribute Bibles to campus community members who want one.

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Food Service Specials

Friday 10/2/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is a Ham and Swiss Wrap.

There is Carved Maple Ham in The Commons at Lunch today.

Come to Nabo to try several new items including Build Your Own Salad, Black Eye on-tap Cold Press and Nitro, Kind bars, Pop-Tarts, and more!

Enjoy the new beverages in The Commons; Crystal Light, Orange Crush, Cherry Pepsi, and Diet Dr. Pepper!

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Crash Course on Cedar-Riverside

West Bank Crash Course is an un-conference (of sorts) highlighting all things West Bank.

Join us for an introductory crash course into Minneapolis' coolest neighborhood! We'll have workshops and events throughout the week (Monday-Saturday) including a fashion show, craft beer tasting, sambusa-making session, neighborhood tours and more. It's a great way to get to know everything the neighborhood has to offer, and there's something for everyone!
-How to Make Sambusas
-West Bank Stories
-Somali History and Culture
-What's Up Augsburg?
-College/U of M Community Partnerships
-Many more sessions

Hosted by the West Bank Business Association and The Southern Theater, the event is a week-long fundraiser, with proceeds going to support local West Bank nonprofits. For a full list of events and more info:

For more information about the event please contact: Jamie Schumacher, Executive Director, West Bank Business Association - 612-326-9652

The West Bank Business Association exists to engage the business community in the responsible economic development of the West Bank district while preserving the unique character and heritage of the Cedar-Riverside area.

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Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposals

Faculty interested in leading a short-term study abroad program in 2016-2017 must submit a proposal by December 19, 2015. More information is available at - look under Resources for faculty and staff. At this URL, faculty can review the application itself, along with an informational packet that addresses common questions related to location, cost, marketing, and roles/responsibilities.

Faculty are also welcome to submit for 2017-2018! While firm decisions regarding 2017-2018 proposals will not be made during this cycle; they will be reviewed and, when possible, given preference for acceptance during the next cycle.

NOTE: Graduate programs are now subject to a proposal review process as well. Read more at the above URL.

Questions: Contact Jessica Haas, Associate Director, CGEE at

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is closed on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

The Commons is open from 11:30am-1:00pm for Brunch and 5pm-7pm for Dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

There is a Mini Cheesecake Bar on Saturday in The Commons!

Made to Order Macaroni & Cheese at Dinner on Sunday in The Commons!

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Last Day to Commit to Give to the Max Day Projects

If you've ever thought about doing a project for Give to the Max Day, today is the day to find out more and commit to a fundraising project! Academic departments, athletics, organizations, and clubs are all invited to be a part of Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 12.

We're already looking forward to the one-day online giving event where donors around the world can support their favorite Minnesota nonprofits. Last year, 34 Augsburg projects were sponsored by students, faculty and staff, and the College raised more than $430,000 to come in first place among all Minnesota colleges and universities.

If you have not yet confirmed your project and gotten set up with your GiveMN fundraising page, please be in touch with Ellie Schaaf at or 612-330-1591 today!

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Food Service Hours

Friday 10/2/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-7:00pm.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-8:00pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Rotisserie Turkey Breast, Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Dill, Fried Brown Rice with Soy & Veggies, and Broccoli with Walnuts & Parmesan. Vege is serving Vegan Enchilada Bake, Brown Rice with Lime & Cilantro, Carrots with Sesame Dressing, and Green Beans with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

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Fine Arts & Humanities Panel - TODAY

Hear from Auggie Alums: Fine Arts & Humanities Panel

Ever wondered how to keep your passion for theater or the arts alive and pay the bills? Curious how you can put your history major into action in your career? Do you wonder if freelancing can help you jumpstart your career? Do you want to know which skills will help you the most as a communications director someday?

Then this panel discussion is for you! Join five Auggie Alumni as we hear about their time at Augsburg, how they explored major and career options, and where they are today. Walk away with tips and insights to help you move forward in finding your path! This panel is appropriate for students in all years of school and is open to all.

Friday, October 2 from 12:30-1:40 p.m. in East Commons, Christensen Center

Alumni Panelists will be:

- Travis Anderson, senior court clerk - Minnesota Judicial Branch (History Major)

- Michael Kelley, director of operations - AVEX Audio Visual Express; board member- Classical Actors Ensemble; founder - Wayward Theater Co. (Theater Arts Major)

- Marceleen Mosher, communications director - Northwest Passage (Communication Studies major)

- Carla Steen, publications Manager/dramaturg - Guthrie Theater (English & History Majors, with Studio Arts Minor)

- Wade Wojcik, video editor - Game Informer Magazine, and freelance videographer (Film Production Major)

To learn more, read bios of the alumni panelists, or to check out the other events and offerings planned during the 5-week Major/Career Exploration Series, visit:

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Blood Drive Sign-up Tabling TODAY

If you have not had a chance to sign-up to donate blood next Wednesday 10/7 you can stop by Christensen Center today from 12:30 - 1:30 pm to get a time. You can also go online at drives and enter sponsor code 0027 or finally call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a time.

Please help save lives - every TWO seconds someone needs blood. As an incentive all donors next week will receive a great t-shirt that says: "This is the part where I save the day. I am a blood donor."

Hope you are able to donate on Wednesday! The blood drive will be in the East Commons from 10 am - 4 pm.

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Event Announcements

Seminary and Divinity Day

Are you considering working for the church or a faith-based non-profit organization? Would you like to learn more about various areas of potential service and explore options for theological graduate study?

If so, gather with your peers from other regional colleges at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, October 19.

This all-day event will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from up to 20 top-notch seminaries and divinity schools from around the nation - from multiple denominational affiliations. The day will also feature a luncheon with a keynote address, breakout sessions and discussions about the discernment process, questions of faith, what it's like to be a professor or in ministry (ordained, not ordained, specialized), the difference between a seminary and divinity school, and more.

Transportation to and from Gustavus will be provided. There is no charge for this event (which includes lunch) but you must pre-register by October 12.

To register, contact Lonna in the Christensen Center for Vocation 612-330-1467, or see the website:

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Planting Seeds for an Urban Arboretum - October 14

Are you curious how the CSBR will impact campus green space? Do you have questions or ideas for how Augsburg could maximize our green space in our urban neighborhood? Do you really love trees?

Join us October 14th for a special chapel service featuring Professor Larry Crockett who will share insights and philosophies related to stewarding green space.

Following chapel, join us from 11am-12pm in Oren Gateway Center Room 100 for a panel with Q&A moderated by Regent Matt Entenza. The panel will feature partners helping in planning Augsburg's campus transformation into an Urban Arboretum. Learn how we will maximize green space to improve experiences for students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors!

Panelists include:
Tom Oslund Principal, Oslund & Associates, Landscape Architect
Dale Pederson '70, Associate Professor, Biology
Ralph Sievert, Director of Forestry & Certified Arborist, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

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Hmong Women Together Meeting - Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Join Hmong Women Together for our second gathering. This will be held on Oct. 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in OGC 100.

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TODAY: 2:00, Sateren, Climate Change Event

Please join us for a presentation by Ambassador Hans Brattskar, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, followed by a dialogue with Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy Director for Citizens' Climate Lobby/Pathway to Paris;

Augsburg College
Sateren Auditorium
October 2, 2015
2 pm - 3:15 pm

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TODAY: Blessing of the Animals

Join us in Hoversten Chapel today at 10:40 a.m. as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Jennifer Troy, Director at Paws for Learning, will be speaking. The service will include a lively blessing ritual for the animals and pets to honor St. Francis' devotion to all God's creatures. Bring your pet (or picture of your pet) to chapel for this special worship service in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center! Chapel on Fridays is followed by C3: Christ, Community, and Coffee!

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Poli Sci and IR Career Forum

Please join us on Monday for a forum on career paths for Political Science and International Relations students. The forum features Misti Allen Binsfeld '93, managing partner at Binsfeld and Engebretson, a firm specializing in immigration law; and Mike Howard '05, communications director for the House DFL and Richfield city council member. Each will talk about their career paths after Augsburg, and offer suggestions for current students. The forum is arranged so you can come for part of the time, so feel free to leave early or come late if you have a class during part of the session's time.

WHEN: Mon. Oct. 5th, 12:00-1:40
WHERE: Marshall Room (Christensen Center)
WHAT: Poli Sci and IR Career Forum

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Homecoming 2015 Registration Closes TODAY

Don't miss the fun of Homecoming at Augsburg College next week! Registration closes tomorrow, Friday, October 2. For $50, the All Access Pass is your ticket to all events + meals, drink tickets, the big game vs. St. Thomas, and more.

Join Homecoming co-chairs Jacquie Berglund '87 and Devean George '99, plus reunions for the classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1990, and 2005, and special reunions for Home Economics majors and attendees of the 1965 Choir tour. See Athletic Hall of Fame inductees receive their awards on Thursday, October 8. At Homecoming Convocation on Friday, we honor Dan Anderson '65, Grace Herr '57, and Harvey Peterson '52 with the Distinguished Alumni Award; Mark Engebretson and Mike Walgren '64 with the Spirit of Augsburg Award, and Keme Hawkins '05 with the First Decade Award. The Taste of Augsburg is fun for every age, and boasts more than 35 vendors, including Augsburg Athletics' pork chop on a stick, Pizza Luce, Afro Deli, walking tacos, mini donuts, nitro ice cream, bounce houses, balloon animals, and more!

For a full schedule of events, and to register visit:

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StepUP Gala Registration Closes Oct. 10

Please join us on campus for an evening of inspiration, entertainment, and fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 24, as we celebrate gratitude with the StepUP Gala. With emcee Don Shelby and alumna Anne Thompson Heller '08, we'll honor Jill and Robert Thomas with the Toby Piper LaBelle Award for outstanding contributions to young people in recovery. Registration closes Oct. 10. RSVP at or 612-330-1557.

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Deadlines Extended for Study Abroad & Away

The deadline to submit your study abroad application has been extended! Now the deadline for January short-term programs is October 9, and for semester length spring 2016 programs the deadline is October 15.

Don't miss this chance to have the experience of a life time with Augsburg Study Abroad and Study Away!

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Annual Anderson Hall 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Department of Residence Life and Anderson Hall will be putting on the annual 5K fun run/walk on Sunday, October 11, beginning at 10AM.

To sign up, please come to the Anderson Hall Residence Life Office, the Urness/Mortensen Residence Life Office, or our table in Christensen Center (Friday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 6 from 12-1 p.m.) We will be holding a raffle the day of and everyone will get a free reusable water bottle. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there!

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