Friday, August 1, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Fire Alarm Testing This Weekend

You will hear fire alarms in several buildings this weekend as a part of routine testing. Although the testing will not take all day in all buildings, be prepared for the noise from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 2: Science, Sverdrup, Memorial, and Christensen Center
Sunday, August 3: Lindell Library

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Memorial Elevator Out of Service Starting Monday

The Memorial Hall elevator modernization (to comply with City of Minneapolis ordinances), will begin on Monday, August 4. The project completion is expected Friday, August 29 and the elevator will be out of service for the duration of the project. If you have any need for assistance, moving supplies, furniture or other items during this period please contact the Facilities Management Office at 612-221-0232, and we will be happy to assist you.

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Teaching and Learning

Welcome and Thanks - Physician Assistant Studies

It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Oberg as Director of Augsburg College's Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program.

Dr. Oberg comes to Augsburg with a strong background in medical education, serving most recently as program director of the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Minnesota and holding the rank of Professor in the School of Public Health there. Subsequent to that position, Dr. Oberg served as Chief of Pediatrics at Hennepin County Medical Center.

A well published scholar and practitioner, Dr. Oberg was awarded the 2014 Paul and Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award, which honors "a person who has distinguished him/herself in public health through outstanding contribution, which exemplifies [the Minnesota Public Health Association’s] mission to promote and protect the health of individuals, families and community...(and) leadership as demonstrated by the impact on others' careers or having made a contribution that reflects innovation, creativity or courageous pioneering effort consistent with professional excellence and public service."

In his new role at Augsburg, Dr. Oberg succeeds Dr. Dawn Ludwig, who retires this summer after 19 years as founding Director of Augsburg’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Augsburg's program was the first physician assistant program in Minnesota and has a proven track record of success, with graduates of the program consistently passing their national board examination with above-average scores. The 31-month, full-time PA program educates generalist physician assistants oriented toward service to underserved populations, both in rural and urban settings.

Please join me in thanking Dr. Dawn Ludwig for her leadership of this signature program, and in welcoming Dr. Charles Oberg to Augsburg College.

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General Announcements

AchieveMpls Graduation Coaches Needed

AchieveMpls is seeking volunteers to serve as Graduation Coaches, providing one-on-one mentoring for high school juniors as they navigate the path to college and careers. Graduation Coaches volunteer for 2-3 hours per month, meeting with their student during the school day at a Minneapolis public high school and following up over email. Training and curriculum are provided and a 9-month academic year commitment is required. The application deadline is August 8. For more information about the program and to apply on-line to be a Graduation Coach, go to

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TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions


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 pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800 732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also scheduled an appointment on-line using the link below.

Date(s) Time(s) Location(s)
Wed, Aug. 27, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Thu, Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Fri, Aug. 29, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102

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"Ode to Joy" Music Garden deadline

Many of you have been involved in the Music Therapy program at some time during the past 40 years. This fall, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary by installing three beautiful outdoor music instruments close to the Charles Anderson Music Hall. Here is the link to the instruments:

We are hoping that you will contribute to this effort by a generous donation of $250, which will include your name on our commemorative plaque. We already have several faculty and staff whose names will appear on the plaque. Of course, a donation in any amount will be appreciated. We need 7 more donations of $250 by this Friday, August 1. You may donate at this link:

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Event Announcements

Ebenezer Thank You Dinner for CK Volunteers

Have you volunteered with Campus Kitchen at Ebenezer Tower? If yes, then Ebenezer residents want to thank you! Join us on SEPTEMBER 12 at 6 PM on the 23rd floor of Ebenezer Tower for a special dinner prepared by residents. For more info, or to RSVP, please contact Elena at or 612-330-1624.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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2 Bed/ 2 Bath Condo Available for Rent

Great condo available for immediate occupancy in the Midtown Exchange Condos on the Greenway (about 2 miles south of Augsburg).

Features include:
*great open floor plan
*2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms
*gas fireplace
*Brazilian cherry floors
*master suite with walk-in closet and bath
*open kitchen with island and fluid access to the living room
*in unit laundry room with full size washer and dryer
*1 underground parking stall and bike storage
*conveniently just south of Downtown Minneapolis with tunnel access to the Sears Building/Midtown Global Market, Allina, Sheraton Hotel, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital
*quick access to pick up the Midtown Greenway Bike Path as well as the 21, 53, and 5 bus lines
*building & garage are secured, monitored, and patrolled
*community room and patio space available for reservation

$1,325 per month

Contact Parker for more information or to schedule a showing - 612-437-1300 or

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Job Opportunity for Students

Hi my name is Frankie, and I will be a student at Augsburg in the fall. I'm looking for students who want to make some money and job experience. I use a wheelchair and require assistance with daily living tasks. I'm looking to hire some personal care attendant's (PCAs). The pay is about $12 an hour. I have already filled some positions so I'm looking for somebody who could work 12 PM-5 PM or 7 AM -12 PM. If anybody is interested/require more information please email me at

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