Kaivola to speak at Open Forum event Feb. 26

You’re invited to listen and talk with Karen Kaivola, provost and chief academic officer, discussing “The Work Before Us,” at 11:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 26, in Room 301, Lindell Library.

Carlson and Haas receive Auggie Pride Award in January

Please join the Staff Senate in congratulating the recipients of the Auggie Pride Award for the month of January.


Beth Carlson, assistant director of the Center for Counseling and Health Promotions

Nomination: “Beth has been going above and beyond to help our students who are struggling with big challenges in their lives, including some students in real crisis. This takes a huge effort to support them, get them connected with the necessary services, medical attention, and sometimes housing and financial assistance. This all goes on below the radar screen because of the needs for privacy and confidentiality, but is sometimes literally keeping these students alive. Beth has been working long hours, even when she is sick, to help members of our community who are most in need. Kudos to Beth!”


Jesse Haas, Recruitment and Promotions Coordinator, Center for Global Education

Nomination: “I have had the pleasure of working with Jesse Haas, recruitment and promotions coordinator, on CGE marketing materials every summer for the past few years and am always amazed at how organized and thoughtful she is about each and every piece. She manages 8-10 large marketing projects each summer, 3 issues of Global News and Notes annually, and many ads and smaller projects in between. I can’t remember a time when Jesse has missed a deadline, and she is always keeping me aprised of changes to current projects. However, where Jesse goes above and beyond is in her collaborative nature, always willing to share her knowledge of study abroad marketing and work with others to figure out the best way to reach CGE’s student base. She is a true team player and a joy to have as a colleague.”


The Auggie Pride Incentive Program comes out of Staff Senate’s desire to recognize outstanding staff on a more regular basis (monthly), and tap the collective mind power for great ideas. If you would like to nominate someone or have a suggestion, please go to Auggie Pride submission form or email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

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Shared Governance Task Force Hosts Forums

The Shared Governance Task Force, formed by the Board of Regents, will be holding meetings across campus in the next few weeks with various groups and committees, and with a series of open meetings. Please join members of the Governance Task Force on Monday, Feb. 3 from 11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. in the Marshall Room to share your views and experiences with decision-making and governance at the College. These meetings are an opportunity for all members of the campus community to be involved in constructing the best decision-making climate we can. Forums will involve conversations that ask participants to draw on recent experiences with decision-making at the College to suggest improvements in shared governance.

Other town hall meetings will be held as follows: 

Thurs., Feb. 6, 12-1:30 p.m. Augsburg Room
Tues., Feb. 11, 3:40 – 5 p.m. Marshall Room
Fri., Feb. 14, 9:20 – 10:30 a.m. OGC 100

Mullen to talk at Open Forum event on Jan. 22

William MullenYou’re invited to listen and talk with VP of Enrollment Management William Mullen about Augsburg’s enrollment, planning, and trends.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Please bring your questions.

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Kampf and Truax receive Pride award for December

Please join the Staff Senate in congratulating the recipients of the Auggie Pride Award for the month of December.


Carole KampfCarole Kampf, senior accountant

“Carole is an exceptional employee that exemplifies the true Auggie Spirit. Carole works in the Administrative Accounting Office as a Senior Accountant and has been here for 7 years. Carole shows a continuous commitment to Augsburg with an exceptional execution of her position while supporting Augsburg’s Students, Staff, Faculty and vision. Carole is exceptionally caring when serving our students and always creates a welcoming environment.

Carole is able to work under difficult, high-pressure situations and still attain excellent results. In addition to her own duties, Carole is always willing to assist co-workers without a complaint, showing a level of dedication above and beyond the scope of her job, and continues to exhibit motivation, dedication, trustworthiness, talent and self-discipline when dealing with the Augsburg Community.


Martha Truax, director of annual giving

Nomination: “Martha headed up the Give to the Max Day campaign. She has worked tirelessly on this project collaborating with more than 20 different departments to help Augsburg raise funds, be recognized, and share the Augsburg story with a vast audience.  Martha is constantly encouraging people and working above and beyond toward the success of Augsburg. She has designed weekly calls for tips and check-ins with others on how their project is coming along. She is creative, always thinking in new ways and encourages others to do the same. Martha is committed to the mission and vision of Augsburg. She is a true example of service and leadership on campus.”


The Auggie Pride Incentive Program comes out of Staff Senate’s desire to recognize outstanding staff on a more regular basis (monthly), and tap the collective mind power for great ideas. If you would like to nominate someone or have a suggestion, please go to Auggie Pride submission form or email staffsenate@augsburg.edu.

 

Staff Appreciation 2014 Event Date Set

The 2014 Staff Appreciation event will be held 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in East Commons, Christensen Center. The Augsburg College Staff Senate will honor staff celebrating milestones in length of service as well as those receiving Outstanding Staff Awards.

Nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award will be taken in January and early February. More information about the nomination process will be advertised throughout campus.

2013 event photo slideshow

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Staff Senate Meeting Minutes Now Online

You can now access past Staff Senate meeting minutes online. Go to the Staff Senate Meeting Minute page for the latest available documents.

The Staff Senate meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month during the school year. Open forums are on the fourth Wednesday of the month from Noon-12:30 p.m. in the Riverside Room, Christensen Center. All staff are welcome to attend!

Remember to use the feedback form to bring concerns to the Senate’s attention or email staff senate@augsburg.edu.

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