2022 Outstanding Staff Recipients

2022 Award Recipients

Outstanding Newcomer Award Recipient
Stacy Severson, Director of Enrollment, Admissions

Outstanding Staff Award Nominees 
Karen Alexander, Access Services Librarian, Lindell Library
Natalie Jacobson, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, Sabo Center
Lydia Madden, Social Work Department Coordinator, Social Work
Charlotte Swanson, HR Specialist, Student Employment, Human Resources
Sandy Tilton, Employer Relations & Operations Associate, Strommen Center

Outstanding Department
Athletic Trainers: 
Missy Strauch
Marissa Lindback
Jess Brestel
Mac Ideson
Mary Becerril-Gonzalez

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.

April Auggie Pride Winner

Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winner for the month of April, Erin Moore, Unit Leader in the Education Department . In the last few months, Erin has coordinated and led the significant work needed to prepare the department Self-Study to be submitted to PELSB. Erin worked diligently with faculty and staff to prepare this important document. Although it was a team effort, Erin was instrumental in ensuring that all aspects of the self study were completed and this work will now lead into the site visit from PELSB in the upcoming academic year.!The Augsburg staff senate is happy to recognize her amazing work. Congratulations Erin!!

March Auggie Pride Winner

Congratulations to the March Auggie Pride winner Karen Mulhausen. Karen is the Production Stage Manager and Scene Shop Supervisor in the Theater Department. Karen is a miracle worker. She works tirelessly behind the scenes (quite literally, in the scene shop!) creating and building sets from scratch. She would be an incredible asset in any professional theater, but then you add the educational element of doing this at Augsburg, training students properly and teaching them new skills — She’s simply a wonder!” Congratulations, Karen!

January Auggie Pride Winner

Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winner for the month of January, Tina Brauer, Administrative Assistant in the Music Department. Tina is the Super Glue that keeps the Music Department’s faculty & students organized and on task! She shepherds each individual student through the various degree programs, helping to ensure that all of the boxes are checked off on their way to graduation. The Augsburg staff senate is happy to recognize her amazing work. Congratulations Tina!!

December Auggie Pride Awards

Congratulations to our two Auggie Pride Award winners for the month of December, Cathy Knutson, Coordinator of Fine Arts and Music, and Pastor Babette Chatman, University Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry. Both staff members worked with the Vespers planning team to create this year’s virtual Advent Vespers service “Angel Voices, Again Now Sing.” The Augsburg staff senate is happy to recognize their amazing work. Congratulations Cathy and Babette!!

October Auggie Pride Winners

Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winners for the month of October, Emily Long, Ashley Adegeye, Elizabeth Charnell, staff members in residence life. Emily, Ashley, and Elizabeth created a smooth and seamless opening of the residence halls this year and they created a community of belonging with their student staff. They prioritized the student staff experience, challenging them with great expectations and supporting them with great care. These three individuals embody Auggie Pride and the staff senate is happy to recognize their amazing work. Congratulations Emily, Ashley, and Elizabeth!!

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.