Thank 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.
We had a great time, met some more great people, learned some new things, and helped to strengthen our campus community. Thank you!
Staff 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.
*Check with your supervisor for approval of the usage for your paid community service leave.
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Staff Senate’s monthly Open Forum will feature Jeff Swenson, Director of Athletics, and Donald Stoner, Sports Information Director. They will give and athletics update, talk about how Athletics collaborates with the larger campus community and discuss how staff can get engage with our Auggie athletics teams.
Wednesday, October 15
11:30 am – Noon.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Coffee and cookies sponsored by Athletics
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.
Congratulations to September Auggie Pride Award Winners: Jeff Swenson ’79 and Ana Eliason!
Jeff Swenson ’79 has been a part of the Augsburg College community since 1975 and currently serves as Athletic Director.
Here is what Jeff’s colleagues who nominated him had to say:
“Jeff has been working tirelessly this summer to raise funds for the new scoreboard to recognize Edor Nelson ’38 and put on a major 100th birthday event for Edor in August. He has also been instrumental in securing fellowships for the athletic department which has led to the back-to-back largest recruiting classes in the history of the Augsburg athletic department.”
joined Augsburg in 2011 and serves as the Career and Internship Specialist in the Strommen Center.
Here’s what Jeff and Ana’s colleagues who nominated them had to say:
“Since coming to Augsburg three years ago, Ana has spent hours reviewing the internship process and working with faculty and various departments to see that the process is smooth and easy to follow. Her care, dedication, and commitment to serving students, faculty, and off-campus partners is incredible and it is so often highlighted in her work with internships at Augsburg. Ana plays a big role in designing those “wow” moments when our site supervisors also have a great experience hiring an Auggie.
The first Staff Senate Open Forum featuring Ann Garvey, VP of Student Affairs, had great attendance and discussion about diversity and inclusion work being done at Augsburg. Thank you for everyone that joined us to talk about the on-going efforts.
Feel free to download Ann’s presentation here.
The presentation was held on Wednesday, September 17, in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center.
Thank you to Latin@ Student Services (LSS) for providing refreshments.
Augsburg College Staff Senate would like to invite you to its first Open Forum of the academic year 2014-15. The Senate hosts its Open Forum on the third Wednesday of each month.
Ann Garvey, VP of Student Affairs, will start the 2014-15 event series with a conversation about priorities and initiatives around diversity and inclusion for the upcoming year. Staff, faculty and students are welcome!
Wednesday, September 17
11:30 am – Noon
Marshall Room,Christensen Center
Coffee & cookies sponsored by Latin@ Student Services (LSS)
Staff Senate 2014-15
Kelly Anderson-Diercks, Athletics
Mark Chamberlain, Marketing and Communication (co-chair)
Michael Grewe, Campus Activites and Orientation/LGBTQIA Services
Seth Lienard, Event and Conference Planning
Jim Matthias, Information Technology (co-chair)
Dulce Monterrubio, Latin@ Student Services
Joanne K. Reeck, Campus Activities and Orientation
Martha Truax, Development
The Augsburg College Staff Senate shall serve Augsburg College and its staff by providing a forum to foster and promote a positive and meaningful dialogue among staff, faculty, students and administration by advising in decision making processes, by serving as an advocate for Augsburg College staff, by promoting professional development opportunities and by recognition of Augsburg College staff’s contributions to furthering and upholding the mission and values of Augsburg College.
Sharing Staff Concerns
During the academic year, Staff Senate hosts open forums on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-noon (check web calendar or Amail for location). All staff are welcome to attend!
Feedback form / Email
If you would like to contact Staff Senate you can use the online form (anonymous option) or email concerns, issues, or observations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The feedback form is designed to allow Augsburg College employees an opportunity to provide input to the Staff Senate, positive or negative. The form may be submitted anonymously. Please provide your contact information if you would like a member of Staff Senate to follow up with you. Your feedback will be discussed at our next available meeting time. If you would like to provide in-person feedback, we invite you to attend our open forums as well.
The Staff Senate would like to recognize the contributions of its outgoing senators ending their term this month. These elected volunteers help to provide great programming around staff support and recognition.
- Keith Bateman, Athletics (2 years of service)
- Tracy Christianson, Student Affairs (2 years of service)
- Jill Davenport, Central Support Services (3 years of service)
- Sara Schlipp-Riedel, Alumni-Parent Relations (2 years of service)
Please join the Staff Senate and the College in expressing gratitude for their work and true Auggie spirit!
Stephanie Weiss, director of news and media services, will present at the final Staff Senate Open Forum of the year.
Wednesday, May 28
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
The Augsburg College Staff Senate hosts monthly open forums to foster dialog on important matters across campus.
The Shared Governance at Augsburg College report, approved by the Board of Regents on May 2, 2014, sets goals to help meet the 2019 Strategic Plan goals for Augsburg to be “organized for collaboration, efficiency, and effectiveness.”
Many of these goals and activities will directly effect staff and Staff Senate.
Find the complete report on the College reports page on Inside Augsburg.