Staff Appreciation Event set for March 3

Augsburg staff are invited to the Staff Appreciation Event at 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Staff Senate will honor staff who celebrated their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 35th anniversaries in 2014 as well as the nominees and winners of the Outstanding Staff Award.

Tuesday, March 3
2:30-4 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Please consider bringing a donation of nonperishable food or a toiletry item for the Augsburg College food shelf, Campus Cupboard (see needed items).

NOMINEES FOR OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD

Margo Abramson, Institutional Advancement
Carly Eichhorst, Student Financial Services
Kathy Fagen, MBA Program
Shonna Fulford, Undergraduate Admissions
Barb Gaiser, Office of the President
Jeff Grauer, Facilities Management
Judi Green, Academic Affairs
Carole Kampf, Administrative Accounting
Robert Mata, Custodial Services
Aly Olson, TRiO – Student Support Services
Stephanie Ruckel, Student Financial Services
Dixie Shafer, Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity Office (URGO)
James Shropshire, Department of Public Safety
Kim Stone, Institutional Advancement
Missy Strauch, Athletics
Eric Strom, Information Technology
Sharon Wade, Nursing
Stephanie Weiss, Marketing and Communication

LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS

Matthew Ksepka, 5
Jill Davenport, 5
Timothy Brustad, 5
Janet Lestock, 5
David Jones, 5
David Langemo, 5
Amy Cram Helwich, 5
Amy Gort, 5
Harry Boyte, 5
Dennis Donovan, 5
Elaine Eschenbacher, 5
Derek Johnson, 5
Erik Skold, 5
Melody Martagon-Geiger, 5
Lonna Field, 5
Barb Gaiser, 5
Verlon Moses, 10
Carly Eichhorst, 10
Tina Brauer, 10
Lori York, 10
Erin Voss, 10
Kevin Healy, 10
Anne DeYoung, 10
Sue Hecker, 10
Mulu Erana, 10
Erika Ambourn, 10
Sandy Fevig, 10
Beth Carlson, 15
Anne Lynch, 15
Mike Navarre, 15
Jane Nelson, 15
Sharon Wade, 15
Lawrence Handsuch, 20
Judi Green, 20
Mary Jastremski, 20
Kris Connell, 20
Devon Ross, 20
Jennifer Posch, 20
Mary Stimpson, 25
Raymond Doehling, 25
Sally Daniels Herron, 35

Email staff senate if any of these anniversaries are not accurate. Thank you!

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Abramson awarded Auggie Pride for January

Margo AbramsonCongratulations to our January Auggie Pride Award Winner, Margo Abramson.

Abramson serves as Advancement Services Assistant in the Institutional Advancement division. Here is an excerpt from one of the nominations:

“I would like to nominate Margo Abramson for an Auggie Pride Award. In the month of December 2014, Margo led the effort to process more than 4,000 transactions for Institutional Advancement. This represents a 60 percent increase over last year’s total. This is just one statistic that illustrates the work Margo does. This is an enormous accomplishment in our world.”

Auggie Pride is a monthly award that recognizes staff who go above and beyond in their duties at Augsburg. The award is presented monthly based on nominations received and chosen by Staff Senate. To nominate a colleague, email staff senate@augsburg.edu. Please include a short description of why your nominee deserves the award.
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William Green to present at February Open Forum

William Green, professor, Sabo Senior Fellow, and Faculty Senate chair, will present on the work of the Augsburg College Faculty Senate.

Wednesday, February 18
11:30 am – noon
Marshall Room, Christensen

Held the third Wednesday of the month, the Open Forum Series provides opportunities for staff, faculty and students to learn about projects, collaborations, and our shared work.

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Outstanding Staff Award Nominations due Friday the 13th

Friday, February 13, is the last day to nominate an Augsburg staff member for the 2014 Augsburg College Outstanding Staff Awards.

The awards recognize exceptional College staff who exemplify the mission through their actions. Recipients consistently go above and beyond their normal duties by providing exceptional service or by making innovative and outstanding contributions to the Augsburg community.

All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to nominate a qualifying staff member. Up to six staff will be chosen for the award.

The online nomination form, instructions, and past recipients are available here on the Staff Senate website.

Nomination materials (online form and two recommendation letters) must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 13.

Award recipients are announced at the Staff Appreciation Event at 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Hoversten Chapel. All staff are invited to attend. An invitation will be sent out prior to the event. In order to recognize all nominees, everyone nominated will be notified prior to the event and will be recognized during the ceremonies.

Thank you,

2014-15 Staff Senators
Kelly Anderson Diercks, Mark Chamberlain (co-chair), Michael Grewe, Jen Jacobs, Seth Lienard, Jim Matthias (co-chair), Joanne Reeck, and Martha Truax

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Augsburg Abroad, International and Multicultural student services present on January 21

The first Staff Senate’s monthly open forum of 2015 will feature the Christensen Center, Suite 2 departments:

Augsburg Abroad - Leah Spinosa de Vega, Director
International Student and Scholar Services - Kelly Parpovic, Sr. International Admissions Counselor
Multicultural Student Services - Mohamed Sallam, Director of Pan-Afrikan Student Services

De Vega, Parpovic and Sallam will highlight the individual work their offices do, share how their programs and services support students, faculty, staff and the College in their work, and describe some of the areas of collaboration between them. See you on the 21st!

Wednesday, January 21
11:30 am – Noon.
Lindell Library, Room 301

Coffee and cookies sponsored by Latin@ Student Services

Held the third Wednesday of the month, the Open Forum Series provides opportunities for staff, faculty and students to learn about projects, collaborations and our shared work.

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Jodi Collen presents at December Open Forum

Please join Staff Senate at its monthly Open Forum, featuring Jodi Collen, director of Event and Conference Planning, as she presents “Events at Augsburg: Big Experiences in a Student Centered Community.” You don’t want to miss this!

Wednesday, December 17
11:30 am – Noon, Marshall Room
Cookies and coffee sponsored by Events and Conference Planning

If you have questions about the event, please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu

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November 19 Open Forum Hosts William Mullen and Rick Ellis  

Staff Senate’s monthly Open Forum will host William Mullen, V.P. of Enrollment Management and Rick Ellis, Director of Admissions. Join us to learn more about enrollment at Augsburg, enrollment trends, and how staff can assist with the admissions process.

Wednesday, November 19
11:30 am – Noon.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Coffee and cookies sponsored by Admissions & Enrollment Management

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Griesse, Geffre awarded Auggie Pride for October

Congratulations to our September Auggie Pride Award Winners: Stephen Geffre and Sarah Griesse!

Stephen_Auggie_PrideStephen Geffre serves as the campus photographer in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Here is what Stephen’s colleagues who nominated him had to say:

 He works crazy hours, and on weekends, often — but this past week (homecoming) he worked tirelessly day-and-night on behalf of the College. Not only was he running around campus taking photos and video of the various events happening, he was also taking photos for an Augsburg Now story called “24 hours at Augsburg.” This required him — literally — to be on campus for 24 hours.”  

Sarah GriesseSarah Griesse serves as Dean of Students in Student Affairs. Here’s what Sarah’s colleagues, who nominated her, had to say:

 I am writing to nominate Sarah Griesse, Dean of Students. The reason she is an awesome Auggie is that she is a champion for students who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. She does this by showing great care and great skill in helping students, including re-writing our policy and procedures, ensuring training for students, faculty, and staff, and coordinating support for resources for students. In particular, she led the college’s efforts to ensure compliance with recent legislation the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE).”

Auggie Pride is a monthly award that recognizes staff who go above and beyond in their duties at Augsburg. The award is presented monthly based on nominations received and chosen by Staff Senate. To nominate a colleague, email staff senate@augsburg.edu. Please include a short description of why your nominee deserves the award.
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Thank you for a great Staff Community Engagement Day

Staff Community EngagementThank you to everyone that helped make the first Staff Community Engagement Day possible. Thank you to everyone that came out and served at the Brian Coyle Community Center and with the West Bank Business Association.  Thank you to Mary Laurel True and Steve Peacock for leading the morning and afternoon groups. This wouldn’t have been possible without your help and connections. Thank you to our staff senator Staff Community Engagement Day coordinators, Martha Truax and Seth Lienard. Thanks to Martha and Dulce Monterrubio for promoting the event.

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We had a great time, met some more great people, learned some new things, and helped to strengthen our campus community. Thank you!

Mark Chamberlain
Co-Chair 2014-15

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Augsburg Staff Community Engagement Day

Community Engagement DayStaff Senate invites you to participate in the Augsburg Staff Community Engagement Day on Friday, October 24! You may select one or both of the options outlined below. Please check with your supervisor for approval of the usage for your community services paid leave. 

9 a.m. – noon: Brian Coyle Community Center

Meet at 9 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Lobby.  The morning will be spent participating in a variety of projects at one of the neighborhood’s most important organizations — the Brian Coyle Community Center. Learn about the many programs of the Center including: the food shelf, youth and English Language Learning programs, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf Boutique, and much more.

 Lunch is noon to 12:45 p.m. on your own, but we will be gathering at the Afro Deli.

1-4 p.m.: West Bank Cleanup

Meet at 1 p.m. in Oren Gateway Center Lobby. Spend the afternoon with the West Bank Business Association staff and Augsburg colleagues for a neighborhood clean-up while learning about the restaurants, coffee shops, bars and arts organization in Cedar-Riverside. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Register Online

*Check with your supervisor for approval of the usage for your paid community service leave.

Questions? E-mail staffsenate@augsburg.edu

 

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