September Auggie Pride Winners

Congratulations to our two Auggie Pride Award winners for the month of September, Katie Detwiler and Jon Mergens, both staff members in the academic advising department. Katie and Jon have worked tirelessly in the last month to support new transfers, first-years, and returning students register for classes, navigate financial barriers, and prepare for the beginning of the semester. Academic advising is proud to have them here at Augsburg and our staff senate is happy to recognize their amazing work. Congratulations Katie and Jon!!

Tour Kennedy/Si Melby with the Staff Senate on October 6

Curious about Augsburg’s athletic facilities and how you can use them? Never been able to find the locker room in Kennedy Center? Excited to see the new sports medicine space? On October 6, the Staff Senate invites you on a tour of Athletics buildings. Meet Jackie Voigt, the assistant women’s basketball coach, and other members of the staff senate at 1:00 pm in the lobby of Kennedy for a half-hour tour of the athletic facilities. 

 

2021-22 Staff Senate Members

 

Joel Enriquez Blas, Registrar’s Office

Christopher Bogen, Institutional Advancement

Janice Dames, Campus Ministry – Co-chair

Deanna Davis, Professional Studies – Co-chair

Kate Gray, Strommen Center

Jackie Voigt, Athletics

 

2021 Outstanding Staff Recipients

The winners of the 2021 Outstanding Staff awards are:

Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Kate Gray, Strommen Center

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Beth Carlson,
Center for Wellness and Counseling
Babette Chatman,
Campus Ministry
Mike Fetting,
Student Affairs
Jack Hein,
Admissions
Denielle Stepka,
Marketing & Communication

 

Staff Senate thanks all of the nominators for their work in gathering nominees and recommendations. We also thank those who were nominated and recognize the great work that all staff have exhibited to be nominated by their peers.

You can view the presentation here

Spring 2021 Elections

Augsburg University Staff Senate has two important elections this spring: We are currently taking nominations for Staff Senate and University Council Staff Representatives.

Staff Senate 

Staff Senate is accepting nominations for four open seats.

To nominate someone to serve on Staff Senate, or to nominate yourself, please fill out this form by clicking on this link. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m on April 9.

Staff Senate Membership

Augsburg University Staff Senate is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term and two at-large members to be chosen, in every instance, by Staff Senate. All Staff Senate members have the option to serve a third year.

Election Procedures

Nomination Rights: Nominations are collected through the online form. An online survey will be distributed for the election of the two open positions. Composition of Staff Senate: It is recommended that members be at least .75 FTE, regardless of exempt or non-exempt status.


University Council Staff Representatives

There is one staff representative position being filled at this time. For an overview of the full process, see the University Council page.

Staff may nominate other eligible staff or self-nominate for either Staff Senate or University Council using this nomination form.

Nomination deadline for both Staff Senate and University Council is April 9, 2021.

Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. 

2020 Staff Senate Election

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Staff Senate has two open seats and now is the time to fill them.

Augsburg University’s Staff Senate is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term, as well as two additional at-large members appointed by Staff Senate. All members have the option to serve a third year. The senators serve Augsburg University 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 staff, by promoting professional development opportunities, and by recognition of staff’s contributions to furthering and upholding the mission and values of Augsburg University. You can learn more about the Staff Senate on our webpage.

Check your email for the link, review the list of nominees, and vote for two candidates you would like to see on the Staff Senate.

The deadline for voting is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 9th.

Staff Senate 20-21 Elections

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year!

Staff Senate is accepting nominations for two open seats.

To nominate someone to serve on Staff Senate, or to nominate yourself, please fill out this form by clicking on this link. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m on September 25.

Augsburg staff will be able to vote for Staff Senate nominees from October 2 to October 9.

The winners will be announced by October 21.

Staff Senate Membership

Augsburg University Staff Senate is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term and two at-large members to be chosen, in every instance, by Staff Senate. All Staff Senate members have the option to serve a third year.

Election Procedures

Nomination Rights: Nominations are collected through the online form. An online survey will be distributed for the election of the two open positions. Composition of Staff Senate: It is recommended that members be at least .75 FTE, regardless of exempt or non-exempt status.

Any questions please contact us at staffsenate@augsburg.edu

2020 Outstanding Staff Award Recipients

The winners of the 2020 Outstanding Staff awards are:

Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Max Poessnecker
, LGBTQIA+ Student Services and Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Hana Dinku
, Pan-Afrikan Center
Lonna Field, Christensen Center for Vocation
Eric Graham, Facilities
Allyson Green, Sabo Center
Marah Jacobson-Schulte, Provost’s Office

Staff Senate thanks all of the nominators for their work in gathering nominees and recommendation letters. We also thank those who were nominated and recognize the great work that all staff have exhibited to be nominated by their peers.

You can view the slideshow here

Horticultural House of Horrors!: Staff Senate in the Augsburg Greenhouse

On Halloween, Staff Senate co-sponsored Assistant Professor of Biology Leon Van Eck’s monthly open house in the Augsburg greenhouse. This month’s greenhouse tour featured the spiky, poisonous, and carnivorous plants in Augsburg’s collection. Can you spot the especially spiky Hallanger Cactus?

Augsburg staff observe plants in the greenhouse.

Thanks to everyone who joined for this fun event!

Watch out for more Staff Senate opportunities in the coming weeks and months, including an athletic facilities tour on November 12 from 2-2:30 p.m.

April 2019 Auggie Pride Recipient

Congratulations to Anne Lynch, disability specialist in the CLASS program along with Dave St. Aubin, Ricky Anderson, and Eric Graham from facilities for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award. They consistently go above and beyond their regular call of duty to help students and other campus parters succeed. Staff Senate admires their outstanding work and are honored to award them with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Dave St. Aubin, Ricky Anderson, and Eric Graham

Group photo of athletic facilities workers
Congratulations David, Eric, and Ricky for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award

Nomination: They all went above and beyond to help me get my softball field ready to play a doubleheader this past Sunday. They gave my student athletes the opportunity to compete and not have to make up another game during the middle of a very stressful academic time of year. They worked past shift hours and on the weekend to make this happen. I am very grateful for them and their acts!

Anne Lynch

CLASS Office gathers for a group photo
Congratulations Anne for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award

Nominations: The CLASS Office has been going through significant changes over the last academic year due to staff turnover. Through it all, Anne Lynch, the longest-standing member of the CLASS office (19 years!) has been a rock.

Anne always keeps the big picture in mind and strives to keep us rooted in the CLASS office mission and service model as we navigate these staffing challenges of doing more with less.

She has taken on a significant increase in her student load, while at the same time still providing thoughtful, measured, and warm approach to ensuring students have equal access. She has also taken on the lion’s share of training our newest team member, Cassie, who is brand new to working in higher education. With Anne’s long tenure at Augsburg, she offers Cassie a breadth and depth of knowledge like no one else on the team. Cassie has shared how valuable the training has been and what a welcoming presence Anne has been throughout her on-boarding.

Residence Life Tour

Thursday, May 23  |  11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Depart from Urness/Mortenson Lobby
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Join us for this one hour tour of campus living. This is an opportunity to see the residence halls and housing options for our students, first year through graduation. It takes a community to make a community, so don’t miss out!