Staff Senate: DPS Presentation

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Wednesday, December 5  |  1–2 p.m.
Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Scott Brownell, director of public safety and risk management,  will be leading a 45 minute presentation on the Department of Public Safety. He’ll be discussing:

  • 2018 Annual Security Report
  • Campus Trends
  • Parking Updates
  • CampusShield Safety App
  • Q&A

DPS is also hosting two Discussion and training on Active Threats for faculty and staff focusing on prevention, mitigation, and response preparedness for active threats.

Wednesday, November 28  |  8:30 to 10 a.m.
Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Thursday, November 29  |  2 to 3:30 p.m.
Oren Gateway Center, Room 100

RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/wzf7I54UXAUjeHXM2

September 2018 AUGGIE PRIDE RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to Ilse Rolf, Gift Entry Administrative Assistant and Bonnie Tensen, E-Learning Specialist for receiving the September Auggie Pride Awards. Their constant support and service to others cross campus impacts far beyond those they work with. Staff Senate admires their outstanding work and are honored to award them with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Ilse Rolf

Institutional Advancement gathers for a group picture to celebrate Ilse's award
Congratulations Ilse for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award

Nomination: Ilse keeps IA running- she deposits all donations that Augsburg receives, registers people for all kinds of events on and off campus, and works hand in hand with Accounting to ensure everyone’s gifts to Augsburg are channeled into the right place- just to name a FEW things that she does! Not only is she a dedicated employee, she’s also supportive of her team and her department- ready to lend a helping hand or an listening ear to anything that comes up. She’s also part of a multi-generational Augsburg family, and her love of this place and it’s people shines through all the work that she does. I have no idea what our department would do without her, and that is why she is a very deserving candidate for the Auggie Pride Award.

Bonnie Tensen

IT gathers to celebrate Bonnie's award
Congratulations Bonnie for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award

Nomination: Bonnie is integral to our university community. She serves as such an important resource for faculty as we work to makes our courses more accessible and engaging. She is a fantastic teacher, who is patient and willing to show you the same thing over and over until you get it. Most importantly, however, she is a great mentor. She has a wealth of experience and wisdom from working in higher ed. She recognizes strength in faculty (especially junior faculty members) and ensures an environment where those strengths are recognized and called upon for the good of the university.

Another September nomination that we’d like to recognize is our TRIO/SSS colleagues, Aly Olson, Kevin Cheatham, and Melody Geiger. Congratulations on your successful Summer Bridge program and the upcoming nationwide 50th Anniversary celebration! Thank you for all that you do for our students and community.

To learn more about the Auggie Pride program and to make a nomination click here to visit our website.

Athletic Facilities Tour

As staff members we have access to the Athletic Facilities on campus. Join us for an informational tour of Kennedy Center and Si Melby Hall. Come to learn about all that is available, conveniently on campus, for your health and fitness needs!

Tuesday, November 20
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Kennedy Center Lobby

STAFF SENATE NETWORKING LUNCH—Thurs. Oct 4

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Join Staff Senate in the Commons over your lunch break to meet new colleagues and learn more about one another and how we work together. It’s a great opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the University, both for new employees and for those that have been here for years. Join us!

Thursday, October 4
12-1 p.m. | Christensen Center, Commons

Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in the Commons!

STAFF SENATE AND UC-SUBCOMMITTEE FORUM—Fall Session

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Wednesday, October 24
1–2 p.m.  |  Marshall room

Staff Senate will be hosting a forum to help continue to improve communication and create an opportunity for the Augsburg community to come together. Join us to hear:

  • Staff Senate’s role and goals for the year
  • Updates from the University Council staff representatives Jim Trelstad-Porter and Jeff Swenson
  • University Council subcommittee updates:
    • Campus Design Committee—Rebecca John and Jodi Collen
    • Space sub-committee—Rebecca John
    • Environmental Stewardship Committee—Emily Schilling
    • Leadership Forum—Leif Anderson

This year Staff Senate has decided to host two forums to help allow more time for questions. Half of the sub-committees will present at this first session and the others will join us in the spring for a second forum. We look forward to seeing you there!

Staff Senate Open Lunch—Wed. August 8

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in Murphy Square for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with staff from other departments in casual conversation.

Wednesday, August 8
12-1 p.m. | Murphy Square

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in Murphy Square!

Rain location will be Einsteins.

Staff Senate Open Lunch—Wed. July 11

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in Murphy Square for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with staff from other departments in casual conversation.

Wednesday, July 11
12-1 p.m. | Murphy Square

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in Murphy Square!

Rain location will be Einsteins.

April 2018 AUGGIE PRIDE RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to Kristina Fruge, Program Manager for the Riverside Innovation Hub and Catherine Maun, Senior Financial Aid Counselor for receiving the April Auggie Pride Awards. This passion to  go above and beyond to help students is a true inspiration. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Kristina Fruge

Christensen Center for Vocation gathers to celebrate Kristina Fruge
Congratulations Kristina for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award

Nomination: Kristina has done an exceptional job as the program manager of the Riverside Innovation Hub, a 5-year project at Augsburg aims to help congregations to create innovative ministry and make meaningful connections with young adults. As a leader, Kristina always goes above and beyond to motivate and support team members to work for this meaningful project. She is understanding, loving, and caring. She is loved by so many people from Campus Ministry, Christensen Center, and the Religion Department.
    Kristina is a wonderful example of someone who is living out her faith to serve the community. As an international student, I have received tremendous support from Kristina as I was going through challenges of finding an OPT internship due to recent changes in regulations from the new administration. Kristina has been very passionate and determined about fighting for my rights as well as promoting interfaith and intercultural diversity on campus.

Catherine Maun

The Student Financial Services department gathers to celebrate Cathrine Maun
Congratulations Cathrine for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award

Nomination: Catherine was interviewed for an article titled “One Nation” in the winter 2018 issue of St. Olaf magazine. The article highlighted Augsburg’s commitment to supporting students who are undocumented, and Catherine’s hard work and passion for helping students. It is clear that Catherine takes pride in her work at Augsburg and our commitment to diversity. Read the article, On Nation.

Staff Senate Open Lunch—Wed. June 13

Get out of the office and join Staff Senate in Murphy Square for lunch and discussion. Take some time to engage with staff from other departments in casual conversation.

Wednesday, June 13
12-1 p.m. | Murphy Square

You can use this opportunity to speak specifically with Staff Senate members or just enjoy new company for lunch. Bring your own lunch and we’ll see you in Murphy Square!

Rain location will be Einsteins.

Staff Handbook Review & Senate Bylaw Update Open Forum

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Wednesday, June 6
1–2 p.m.  |  Marshall Room

Join us for a staff focused Open Forum. HR will be providing an overview on the changes made to Staff Handbook and Staff Senate will review the updates made to their Bylaws. Time for questions will be provided.