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HR Update October 21st

A-Day Celebration Continues

A Day 2020

Today we are honoring employees with 20 and 25 year service milestones.  Please enjoy the video below.…

Twenty Years of Service

  • David Baker, Manager of Facilities Services
  • Gloria Bollinger, Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Amy Copeland, Director of Recruitment Technologies and Operations
  • Daniel Corts, Professor of Psychology
  • Eric Hanson, Dish Machine Operator
  • Jill Kelly, Recruitment Applications Coordinator
  • Darlene Lee, Custodian
  • Diane McCann, Director of Student Accounts Services
  • Wendy Ramsdale, ITS Training and Support Specialist
  • Son Vu, Cook

Twenty Five Years of Service

  • Shawn Beattie, Manager of Educational Technology
  • Marggy Ellis, Assistant Professor of Music
  • Victoria Kloppenborg, Custodian
  • Diane Mueller, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Math & Computer Science
  • Michelle Pullen, WVIK News Editor
  • Stacey Rodman, Associate Professor, Math & Computer Science
  • Mike Schroder, Professor of Education
  • Don Umland, Director of Intramural Sports  and Recreational 
  • Greg Wallace, Head Baseball Coach
  • Dara Wegman-Geedey, Professor of Biology
  • Michael Wolf, Professor of Geology
Kelvin Mason

Unfortunately, Kelvin Mason, Professor of Art was inadvertantly omitted from our celebration of ten year service milestones.  Please join us in celebrating Kelvin's service to the college.

Show us your blue and gold

We welcome your bluest, goldest, brightest and boldest selfies.  Either use the #augustanacollege or send them directly to

Kai Blue and Gold
Nice job Kai Swanson!
Nancy Johnson
Nancy Johnson from Advancement is bright and bold in Sorensen
Laura Ford
Vintage blue and gold (circa 1986) from Laura Ford
Lisa Slater, Career Development
Lisa Slater, Career Development continues to overachieve in the blue and gold challenge.

Augie kids tell all

We asked some Augie kids to tell us about their parents' jobs and what they do all day on campus.


Electronic tax forms - act now!

With tax season just around the corner we are thinking ahead here in the Payroll Department.  Knowing that many may still be working off campus or remotely, it's the perfect time to sign up for electronic tax form delivery.  This will allow you to access and print your W-2 and 1095-C earlier than mailed copies and they will be archived for future retrieval as well.  Here's how to sign up:

1.  Log into Arches
2.  Select the Employee tab
3.  Select Tax Information

From there  you can consent to electronic delivery.  If you've already provided this consent, you'll be informed of that as well.

Questions?  Please email

Board of Trustees COVID update

The video update regarding COVID was provided to the Board of Trustees earlier this month and thought there may be interest in viewing it as well.…

Celebrating national transfer student week

Please join us in celebrating National Transfer week with pictures of some of our employees who are former transfer students.

Bonnie Jessee
Bonnie Jessee, Admissions
Xong Sony Yang
Xong Sony Yang, OISSD
Bobbie Tidball
Bobbie Tidball, Career Development
Kristin Douglas
Kristin Douglas, Academic Affairs

Flu shot clinic - coming soon

As in past years, we will hold a flu shot clinic on campus for employees.  Unfortunately, the first available date for this clinic is November 2nd from 11am - 2pm.  We will provide detailed information on this convenient way to get a flu shot as the date grows closer.

The CDC advises that flu shots are highly encouraged for most everyone.

For those who desire an earlier flu shot, the Augustana Health Plan does cover flu shots at any in-network provider at 100%.  Most retail locations (Walgreens, Hy-Vee, Costco, Jewel) as well as Quad City convenient care and physicians are in-network.  CVS is not an in-network provider so a co-pay may apply.

Tuition benefit forms - last call!

While the deadline has officially passed, many last minute requests have come in, so we are sharing this form one more time.

This tuition benefit application form should be completed for all students planning to use any of the Augustana tuition benefits in the 20-21 academic year.


Swenson Center's October newsletter

Please take a moment to read the Swenson Center's October newsletter:

Swenson Center October News & Events
This month's Swenson Center newsletter offers our annual Ander Lecture in Immigration History, a way to hear Sweden's perspective of the U.S. election and more. 


  • The Center is re-open for onsite research by appointment only
  • Nordic Book Club's November pick "Anxious People: A Novel" by Fredrik Backman
  • Ander Lecture "Swedish Opera Divas Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson"
  • Fika Language Table 
  • Swedish coverage of the U.S. Election
  • Fall online Swedish classes
  • Amazon wishlist
  • Membership changes

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center (located in Denkmann) is a library/archives for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

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