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!

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

 

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

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

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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.

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!