Timely Notice 10/8/18: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred on 21st avenue between parking Lots A and D on the Minneapolis campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery

DPS received a report that around 7:45 pm on 10/08/2018, a robbery occurred on 21st Avenue South in between Lots A and D.  As the victim was walking to their vehicle, the victim reported that a group of six males passed them, one pushed the victim to the ground and took their phone. The victim did not see any weapon and did not report being threatened by a weapon. The group was seen running toward Murphy Square.

Department of Public Safety did foot and vehicle patrols, and checked nearby buildings; Minneapolis police arrived on campus.

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Keep your head up and always be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not sit or walk with your phone/laptop out
  • Do not walk with earbuds or headphones on so you can hear what is going on around you
  • Call Public Safety immediately if you notice any suspicious behavior

STATUS:  This incident is currently under investigation by the Minneapolis police (MPD) and the Augsburg Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available. Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.

Timely Notice Bulletin: Robbery, Feb. 23, 2018

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
Feb. 23, 2018

In compliance with the Timely Notice provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred outside of the Lindell Library on the Minneapolis Campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE:  Robbery
On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 2:10 p.m., a robbery occurred behind Lindell Library. A staff member was approached from behind and had what appeared to be a gray-colored handgun pointed at them. The suspect took the victim’s bags and asked if they had any money. When told no, the suspect ran northbound on 21st Avenue South toward Riverside Avenue.

SUSPECT (as described by victim):
Black male, 5’8″, thin build, late teens/early 20s, wearing black or navy jacket with hood, sagging blue jeans with white boxers visible

STATUS:  This incident remains under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

January 23: Classes start at 9:40 a.m.; put safety first when traveling to/from campus

Early morning classes today, Tuesday, January 23, are canceled due to snow and travel conditions. The regular class schedule will resume at 9:40 a.m.

Although classes are resuming this morning, driving conditions in the Twin Cities remain challenging. Augsburg encourages students, faculty and staff to put their safety first when determining whether they will be able to travel to and from campus.

Faculty are asked to to be flexible with students who may not feel safe driving in these conditions. Students are encouraged to contact faculty members directly if special accommodations are needed. Individual faculty may make alternative arrangements for canceled classes. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information.

Employees should coordinate schedules and work arrangements with their supervisors this morning to support operations as needed while ensuring safety and flexibility.

For information on specific campus facilities and services, see Campus Facilities and Services Weather Updates.

Timely Notice – Robbery on Campus

TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
Robbery
January 21, 2018

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred outside of Anderson Residence Hall on the Minneapolis Campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE: Resident student was standing near Anderson Hall entrance looking at phone. Resident was approached by two suspects who were asking for the time. After approaching and repeating the question, first suspect displayed a black semi-automatic pistol which was kept in his waistband. Suspect demanded wallet, shoulder bag and cell phone. Resident was told to remove the SIM card from the phone. Suspect reportedly disabled the GPS setting. Both suspects fled westbound toward 20th Avenue South. Additional witness reported a black Honda or Accura accelerating at a high rate of speed on 20th Avenue toward Riverside.

SUSPECTS: Descriptions as reported by victim:
Suspect #1 (displayed weapon): Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 130 lbs, 5-10 to 6-0, waist high black jacket with maroon hoodie underneath, appeared to be short black hair underneath hood, no facial hair
Suspect #2: Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 6-0 to 6-2, gray hooded sweat shirt and khaki pants

STATUS: This incident remains under investigation by the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact DPS at 612-330-1717.

Augsburg College DPS works diligently to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students, staff, faculty and visitors. We ask your assistance in working toward that goal. Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: publicsafety@augsburg.edu

Scott Brownell
Director of Public Safety

Street and Lot Closures Friday and Saturday

There are a couple of very exciting events happening at the end of this week that will affect parking. Please make note of the following street-parking and lot closures and plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact us at parking@augsburg.edu . We apologize for any inconveniences and appreciate your patience.

Hagsfors Ground Breaking: Friday, April 29th:

  • Lots G and F will be closed all day (starting at 5:00am). All vehicles must vacate lots prior to closing.
  • No Parking along north- and south-bound lanes of 21st Ave South between 6th Street South and 7th Street South
  • No Parking along east- and west-bound lanes of 7th Street South between 20th Ave South and 21st Ave South.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are directed to park at other assigned lots. Please see your parking permit for other options.

Commencement: Saturday, April 30th:

The City of Minneapolis will post “No Parking” signs along the following routes:

  • North- and south-bound lanes of 22nd Avenue South from Butler Place to 7th Street South.
  • East- and west-bound lanes of 7 1/2 Street South from 22nd Ave South to 23rd Ave South.
  • East- and west-bound lanes of Butler Place from 22nd Ave South to 25th Ave South.
  • North- and south-bound lanes of 23rd Ave South from Butler Place to Riverside Ave.
  • Lots J and K will be reserved for Accessible Parking only for commencement. All unauthorized vehicles must vacate the lot prior to closing. Lot will close by 5:00am on Saturday.
  • Lot A will be offline – all unauthorized vehicles must vacate the lot prior to closing. Lot will close by 5:00am on Saturday.

MINNEAPOLIS CLASSES CANCELLED AS OF 6PM

Minneapolis campus class cancelled as of 6 p.m. Feb. 2

Augsburg Minneapolis campus evening classes on February 2 are canceled as of 6 p.m. Faculty of Tuesday evening classes are encouraged to communicate alternative plans with their students.

Augsburg’s campus will remain open with normal business operations, including normal hours for facilities, Lindell Library and foodservice in the Commons. (For information about Einstein Bros. Bagels and Nabo hours this evening, see the Augsburg Dining Facebook page.)

For questions about individual events scheduled tonight, please contact the event coordinator.

Information from: https://augnet.augsburg.edu/alert/

ROCHESTER: AFTERNOON CLASSES CANCELLED

FEBRUARY 2, 2016:

Afternoon and evening classes at the Rochester location of Augsburg College are cancelled for February 2 due to inclement weather. For more information, visit http://inside.augsburg.edu/alert/

2015 MOVE-IN DAY, STREET, AND LOT CLOSURES

Student move-in day is on Friday, August 28th, starting at 6:00am. In order to manage logistics for move-in traffic, there will be a few changes regarding the flow of traffic and parking lot usage that you should be aware of in order to plan ahead for your day.  Please carefully read this page as it details all street and lot closures. Click on the following link to view a map of  Street and Lot Closures.
We greatly appreciate your patience and efforts in working with us to make this day go as smoothly as possible. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
Street Closures:
There will be barricades throughout campus directing traffic for move-in. Please make note of the following closed streets, and plan for an alternative route to get to your destination:
  • Westbound Butler Place from 25th Ave South to 23rd Ave South.
  • Northbound 23rd Ave South from Butler Place to 7 1/2 Street South.
  • Westbound 7 1/2 Street South from 23rd Ave South to 22nd Ave South.
  • Northbound 22nd Ave South from 7th Street South to 7th Street South.
  • Westbound 7th Street South from 22nd Ave South to 21st Ave South.
  • Southbound 21st Ave South starting at 7th Street South.
  • 21st Ave South will not be accessible via 7th Street and 8th Street South.

Parking Lots:

Parking lots will be “assigned” to certain groups of people (ie faculty/staff, students). Please follow these designations and park in your assigned lots:

Faculty/Staff: Park in lots G and L
Lot “G”: Entrance accessible via 21st Ave South from Riverside Ave South and via 7th Street South from 20th Ave South.

Lot “L”: Entrance accessible via 25th Ave South from Riverside Ave South.
Students: Park in lots F and L
Lot “F”: Entrance accessible via 7th Street South from 20th Ave South.
Lot “L”: Entrance accessible via 25th Ave South from Riverside Ave South.All other lots are “offline” and assigned for move-in purposes.

Feb. 1 – 7 is Burn Awareness Week

MFD Logo

The Minneapolis Fire Department has announced that February 1 to February 7, 2015 is Burn Awareness Week.  This year, the American Burn Association is focusing on burns from scalding.

According to the American Burn Association:

Scald injuries affect all ages. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable. This is why the American Burn Association wants to provide you with information on scald injury prevention.

Annually in the United States and Canada, over 500,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Roughly half of these injuries are scalds.  Most burns occur in the home, usually in the kitchen or bathroom.

Remember, Augsburg has a No Open Flame Policy with limited exceptions:

In order to promote the safety and well-being of students, staff, and faculty, Augsburg College prohibits the use of open flames and the possession of items intended to use open flames in office areas or residence halls. Items considered to use open flames include, but are not limited to candles, incense, fueled lamps, hookahs, etc. Generally, this includes anything utilizing a wick, flame, or consuming flammable substances.

Augsburg dormitories are subject to the No Open Flame Policy as well as other restrictions, noted in the Residence Life Guidebook, to to promote fire safety including no incense, hookahs, or candles; no machines pushing dry ice, fog, etc.; no storing flammable liquids or gasses; no leaving personal items in hallways.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of burn injuries in 2012-13 started in the home!  Make sure you think about your safety, your roommates’ safety, and your family’s safety.   According to the National Fire Prevention Association, approximately five-out-of-six fires (83%) on campus are cooking related.  The NFPA has some tips for dorm living, including:

  • Never remove batteries or disable the alarm.
  • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing.
  • If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room.
  • When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the building quickly and stay out.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
  • Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy from medicine or alcohol.
  • Check with your local fire department for any restrictions before using a barbeque grill, fire pit, or chimenea.
  • Check your school’s rules before using electrical appliances
    in your room.

The American Burn Association reported some “selected statistics” on its website from 2012-13 based on hospital admissions:

Survival Rate: 96.6%
Gender: 69% male, 31% female
Ethnicity: 59% Caucasian, 20% African-American, 14% Hispanic, 7% Other
Admission Cause: 43% fire/flame, 34% scald, 9% contact, 4% electrical, 3% chemical, 7% other
Place of Occurrence: 72% home, 9% occupational, 5% street/highway, 5% Recreational/Sport,  9% Other

If you are interested in more information and for safety tips, visit the Minneapolis Fire Department website, the American Burn Association website, or the National Fire Prevention Association website.  And please help keep Augsburg safe!