Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Water Damage - Memorial Hall

Due to a problem with one of the water heaters in the building, Memorial Hall will be locked down today (FOB Access Only) while Facilities staff cleans up the water damage. Since the leak originated on 3rd floor, multiple offices have been affected and there is ceiling damage and wet carpeting on the floors below. Water will be shut off to the entire building today, so please use rest room facilities in adjacent buildings. Please expect to see Facilities staff and contractors in the building for the next several days restoring the damage.

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Enrollment Center Closed On Good Friday

The Enrollment Center will be closed Friday, April 3, for Good Friday.

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Athletic Facilities Closed For Easter Break

All athletic facilities, including both fitness centers, will be closed April 3, 4 & 5 for Easter break. We will reopen with regular hours at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 6.

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Teaching and Learning

Join the Co-Curricular Assessment Subcommittee

Seeking nominations for co-curricular assessment subcommittee

Are you curious about assessment of student learning? Do you wish you had better insights into what our students are learning through the co-curriculum at Augsburg? Do you dream of having evidence you can use to inform your programming for students? Would you enjoy being part of a group charged with bringing a greater focus to this work at Augsburg?

If so - we invite you to nominate yourself (or someone else) for a newly-formed group focused on co-curricular assessment of student learning. We are seeking diverse perspectives from a variety of co-curricular areas on campus. Extensive assessment experience is not required, but we hope you will bring openness to learning and a passion for growing a culture of assessment at Augsburg.

Committee charge:
Supporting the implementation of an established strategy for co-curricular assessment and supporting campus colleagues in growing a culture of assessment at Augsburg.

To nominate, please complete the online form here by April 24:

Questions? Contact Michael Grewe, Maggie Heier or Katy Risner - members of the Augsburg College Assessment Committee.

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Reserve Your Space for Jess's Writing Retreat

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat - it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat.

The retreat will take place Sunday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. (after lunch) through Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. (after lunch). Please email to reserve your space.

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General Announcements

Julian Kritz and Nick Stewart-Bloch for Prez and VP

Augsburg Day Student Government Elections are Monday, April 6th through Thursday, April 9th. You will receive an email with a link to the ballot. Support Julian Kritz for President and Nick Stewart-Bloch for Vice President.

Experienced Leaders. Passionate and Hardworking. Committed to Service of Fellow Students.

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Designated Smoking Areas - Minneapolis Campus

There are 9 outdoor designated areas on the Minneapolis campus for smoking and/or use of e-cigarettes.

1 - Plaza area outside of the Ice Arena
2 - Designated area in front of Si Melby
3 - Bench area outside of the Music Building
4 - North side of walkway entrance to Foss
5 - Oren Gateway entry near Lot H
6 - 7th Street side of Library
7 - Quad: patio area near Christensen
8 - Urness/Mortensen near motorcycle parking
9 - Bench area between Anderson and Luther halls

A healthy and clean environment takes the cooperation of everyone. Please use ashtrays provided to dispose of cigarette butts.

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Lindell Library Closed Easter Weekend

The library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 and will not be open until Monday morning at 7:45.

Here are the hours for the next week:

Wednesday: 7:45-12
Thursday: 7:45-6
Friday-Sunday: CLOSED
Monday-Thursday: 7:45-12

Even though the building is closed April 3, 4, and 5, you can still access our online resources on the library website at

If you would like to subscribe to library hours in your calendar, you can do so at

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Donor of the Day: Nazih Safi '17

Philanthropy Week's Donor of the Day is Nazih Safi '17

Nazih Safi is a second year mathematics and economics major who is a member of the Augsburg Day Student Government, a McNair Scholar, Bonner Leader, and Augsburg Asian Student Association board member. Nazih is also a student worker in the Institutional Advancement office as a Phonathon caller. He calls thousands of alumni and friends of the College and encourages them to make a gift back to the college to help students like him. On Give to the Max Day, he took it one step further and donated back to Augsburg himself!

When asked why he chooses to give to Augsburg now he said, "If not for the scholarships and financial aid I receive, then college would not be possible for me and many of my classmates. I felt the calling to start giving back with what I can give right now."

Start with what you can do right now. Join Nazih in making a gift back to Augsburg at or email Find out more at our Philanthropy Week table in Christensen today from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Auggies Connect with Employers - April 9th

Auggies Connect with Employers (Non-Profits/Social Services)
Thursday, April 9th (3:00-5:00 p.m.)
(Come and stay for a few minutes or the entire time)
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

All are welcome! Dress attire - casual

Wonder what types of careers there are in non-profit organizations? There are many openings available from technology, marketing, business, accounting, psychology, social work, etc. Stop by for an informal meet and greet with representatives from United Way, Lutheran Social Services, Finnegan's, Anoka County and Hennepin County. Ask questions on your job or internship search and/or have your resume critiqued.

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Daily A-mail Schedule

The Daily A-mail will be on hiatus Friday, April 3, to accommodate an Augsburg College holiday. Publication will resume Monday, April 6, and announcements for this edition should be submitted the morning of the 6th before 10 a.m.

Please send questions or concerns via email to Thank you.

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Career Quick Stop Hours

Spring 2015 Career Quick Stop hours:

Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

About Quick Stop:
These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

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Food Service Specials

Wednesday 4/1/15

The Nabo Special of the Day is Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.

There is a Smoothie Bar in The Commons at Breakfast and Lunch Today!

Come to Nabo and try some Blackeye Bottled Cold Brew Coffee, brewed in St Paul. Blackeye is a company formed by Augsburg Alum Matt McGinn.

On Friday, April 3, Nabo will be closed, Einsteins will be open from 7:30am-1:30pm, and The Commons will be open from 11:00pm-1:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm. Saturday all locations will be open with normal Saturday hours.

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"On-Hold" Accounts Payable Checks

Authorization Invoices/Check Requests processed with a "On-Hold" request originally to be picked up on Friday, April 3rd will be available on Thursday, April 2nd anytime after 1:00 pm due to the Good Friday holiday.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at X1031 or ~ Thank You!

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Last Week to Register for the Etiquette Dinner

Learn basic etiquette skills to help you make a great first impression and land a job or internship. Join our guest speaker Deenna Latus, Certified Etiquette Consultant, alumni, and students. The evening will be interactive and fun!

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Center, Room 303/305
Cost: $10

Register Here:

Sponsored by: Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, Augsburg Business Organization, Athletic Department

Questions: Call 612-330-1148 or email

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Food Service Hours

Wednesday 4/1/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9:00pm with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Herb Roasted Beef, Grilled Quinoa Cakes, Braised Carrots with Thyme, and Sweet Potato Fries. Vege is serving Couscous with Carrots, Raisins & Pine Nuts, Roasted Butternut Squash with Warm Spice, Crispy Broccoli with Lemon Topping, Hazelnut Roasted Asparagus.

On Friday April 3rd Nabo will be closed, Einsteins will be open from 7:30am-1:30pm, and The Commons will be open from 11:00pm-1:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm. Saturday all locations will be open with normal Saturday hours.

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Event Announcements

Artist Talks with Jeanine Hill - Tomorrow

Join us for an artist talk with Jeanine Hill in the Gage Family Art Gallery this Thursday, April 2. There are three different 30-minute sessions throughout the day (see schedule below). Hill will talk about her drawing and ceramic installation that depicts a state of constant becoming.

Artist Talk Sessions:
8:50 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.

Meet in the Gage Family Art Gallery.

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Center for Wellness & Counseling Open House

All staff and faculty are welcome to stop by the new Center for Wellness and Counseling office on Tuesday 4/7/15 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. for an open house to see our new beautiful location on campus. CWC, formerly CCHP, is now located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. You can enter our suite from 21st Avenue (just above the PA program) across from Old Main.

Please mark your calendars and plan to stop in for some refreshments, a massage, and to mingle with our staff.

Hope you can join us! An interactive formal open house will be held for all students in early September. Thank you. Questions, please call the CWC at 612-330-1707.

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Minneapolis Remodeling Expo: Free Tickets in HR

The 2015 Minneapolis Remodeling Expo is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center from April 10-12th. See what's new for building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping your home.

Don't miss this opportunity--a limited number of free tickets are available in HR!

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Seeking Volunteers to Serve Late Night Breakfast

We are looking for staff and faculty volunteers to join President Pribbenow in serving Late Night Breakfast on Monday, April 27 from 10-11:30 p.m. We need a total of 8 servers (including the President) and 2 volunteers to direct students. Servers bring a hat and closed toe shoes from home, don an A'viands provided apron and serve up an assortment of breakfast goodies to our students on the first night of finals week.

We ask that volunteers arrive in the Commons by 9:30 p.m. for this high energy event. Please RSVP to to reserve your spot.
Thank you!

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Daily Chapel: Holy Communion

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 10:40am: Service of Holy Communion; Pastor Sonja Hagander preaching.

The Series Continues...
Thursday, 4/2, 11:30am: Maundy Thursday, President Paul Pribbenow preaching
Friday, 4/3: Good Friday - Augsburg Closed/No Chapel Service

Wednesday Night Communion, 4/1, 9:30pm: Holden Evening Prayer, Babette Chatman preaching, student testimonial by Jon Bates '15

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Absolutely everyone is welcome!

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New Date for Augsurg2019 Focused Conversations

The next topic in the Focused Conversation series is the 7 Augsburg2019 Institutional Initiatives, facilitated by President Paul Pribbenow.

There has been a schedule change since this Focused Conversation session was originally announced. The dates for the session now are as follows:

MONDAY, APRIL 6: 3:40 p.m. - Marshall Room -
THURSDAY, APRIL 23: 3:40 p.m. - Marshall Room -

Click on the link(s) above to add the session(s) to your calendar.

These sessions are also on the Inside Augsburg calendar. (You need to be logged in to Inside Augsburg to see internal meeting posts.) You can click the link for any calendar event to add the event to your schedule.

For information about past and future Focused Conversations, log into Inside Augsburg and go to the All Hands page: .

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Exploring Majors? Walk-ins Wednesday 3-5 p.m.

Are you exploring majors?

**Walk-in hours on Wednesday afternoon**
Wednesday, April 1 from 3-5 p.m. in Career & Internship Services (100 Christensen)

Stop by for a quick 15-minute check in with a career coach. This is a great time to learn more about career assessments and get started exploring your major and/or career options. If you are undecided, please come to these special hours so you can meet with Maggie Heier specifically rather than attending our general Career Quick Stop hours.

Other helpful Strommen Center resources for undecided/exploring students:

* Spring 2015 Major/Career Exploration Workshop dates:
* Career Exploration webpage:
* Resources for your Major pages:
* Four-Year Career Planning Guide:

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Service Beyond Augsburg: ASB and Hunger Banquet

These awesome Auggie students and staff, who participated in the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) 2015 with Habitat for Humanity in Mobile, AL, learned quite a bit about service and power, and their relationship to underprivileged communities. You can ask them about their experience if you see them around campus!

Jon Bates
Vision Bagonza
Rob Benson-Ernst
Emily Campbell
Vince Clark
Casey DeLoach
Olivia Drury
Lonna Field
Mark Hetchler
Patrick Joiner
Grace Lenhart
Justin Lind-Ayres
Chung Lip
Patrick McCune
Sarah Mueller
Lee Neitge
Jocelyn Nelson
Sarah Olausen
Danny Polaschek
Stella Richardson Hohn
Mikaela Sogge

In an effort to continue this discussion, this time around the context of food disparities around the world, there is a hunger banquet hosted by Jon and Stella today at 5:30-7:30pm in the East Commons. Come join us if you are able.

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Current Auggie Shares Gift, Sees Potential in CSBR

Like many adult undergraduate students, Nic Parsons '15 had a lot of living under his belt before he enrolled at Augsburg. "Sometimes people just have to live and learn," explains Parsons, now 38 and nearing completion of his bachelor's degree. Augsburg has made a difference in Parsons' life, so when he received an inheritance from his grandfather he decided to use a portion of it to support the Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR), even while he was still a student. A faculty office in the new building will be named in recognition of his generosity. "I felt like giving," remembers Parsons, "so I called the office of Institutional Advancement and asked about opportunities." Parsons made his gift early in the CSBR campaign, even before momentum for the campaign had swung into full gear.

Parsons wasn't exposed to church while he was growing up, but in the early 2000s he realized he had a strong desire to be part of something. He began exploring churches and found he was drawn to Lutheranism. He was baptized in 2004. "I believe that peace happens through God. … It's about people treating each other, animals, and the planet well," says Parsons, who continues to explore his faith at Augsburg. "If you're not focused on that, you're off-track."

"Augsburg needs lab space more than anything," says Parsons. He also believes wholeheartedly in the integration of science, business, and religion in the CSBR. "If you tear down the walls at Augsburg, it's less likely that there will be walls out there," he says, pointing out the window toward downtown Minneapolis.

For more about Nic Parsons, see the whole story on the CSBR blog:

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