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Interested in working with youth?

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

Do you know Augsburg has a Youth Studies minor? This is a great minor to add to any major if you are considering working with children or youth.

Here are three ways you can learn more:
1. Check out the website – https://www.augsburg.edu/youth-studies/
2. Contact Professor Jeremy Myers at myers@augsburg.edu for a chat
3. Consider enrolling in this course this fall semester.

YST320 Working with Children and Youth (T/Th 9:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)
This course will provide students with practical perspectives and experiences in work with children and youth. We will cover both theoretical frameworks for emancipatory work with youth and focused examinations of different types of youth work. Throughout the course, we will consider how our own positionality and experiences affect our engagements in work with youth and children. In order to fully apply theoretical content to practical experience, this course has a significant service learning requirement.

INSTRUCTOR: Jen Larrick (M.Ed Youth Development Leadership, University of Minnesota)
Jen works as a soccer coach in various youth and high school settings, and as Augsburg’s Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. Jen is also a co-founder of a girl’s youth soccer non-profit called, Like a Girl. Jen thinks of youth as integral and capable co-creators of community. She thinks of youth work as a relational, playful, and improvisational practice of co-creating with young people, their own critical thinking, agency, and vocation.

Youth Studies Minor

Need experiential education ideas for your syllabus? Turn to the Experiential Ed Library Guide

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Looking to incorporate experiential learning into your syllabus for this fall? Check out two great resources compiled by the Sabo Center that can help you shape a course or assignment related to experiential education.

The first is the Experiential Education website. This website offers an overview of experiential learning at Augsburg, the core elements of effective experiential education, and offers examples of different kinds of experiential learning strategies: inside.augsburg.edu/experientialed

The second is a comprehensive library guide, covering topics from theory to resources for course design, ideas for reflection activities, and more!
https://library.augsburg.edu/experientialed

Up Your Game with Moodle (Valuable Tips)

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Come learn how to employ some new features as well as time-tested tools in Moodle to amplify your virtual presence and create a welcoming online environment that communicates your learning goals and presents content and activities in an easy-to-navigate format.

We will cover:
*time-saving strategies for building and/or updating a course
*how to leverage auto-linking to streamline course navigation
*managing revision writing using the new integrated Google Course Kit
*ways to track student engagement
*Name Coach–a new tool to help you learn your students’ names
*various ways to enhance the appearance of your course

Bring your laptop and try some of these things out while the E-Learning team is there to assist.

Thursday, August 29 | Up Your Game with Moodle (Valuable Tips) | 9:30 am – 10:45 am, Hagfors Center 250

RSVP for “Up Your Game with Moodle”

Providing Feedback with the Moodle Gradebook

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics or have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some essential gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus.

Thursday, August 29 | Providing Feedback with the Moodle Gradebook | 11 am – 12:15 pm, Hagfors Center 250

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High Engagement Pedagogy

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The goal of this session is to offer some teaching strategies and tools that will

  • foster student ownership of their own learning
  • facilitate student learning, retention of information, and academic success
  • create a culture of engagement and participation in the classroom

These strategies can be useful in teaching difficult concepts as well as in managing the varied abilities and interest levels that one might encounter in any given section of a course. Some can be incorporated into the syllabus and in long-term planning; some can be adapted and used on the fly and/or to redirect a class session.

Wednesday, August 28 | High Engagement Pedagogy | 11 am – 12:15 pm, Hagfors Center 250

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Introduction to Active Learning: Concrete Ideas for your Classroom

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, it can be quite time-consuming to develop effective active learning activities for your classroom, especially if you are teaching a course for the first time. The goal of this session is to provide you with two or three concrete examples of effective active learning templates that can be quickly adapted to your course. By starting with just one type of active learning strategy that works best for your learning objectives, you can quickly develop variants that can be used in virtually every class period to engage your students and make teaching more fun!

Wednesday, August 28 | Introduction to Active Learning: Concrete Ideas for your Classroom | 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, Hagfors Center 250

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Providing WISE Feedback to Students

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In June, a team from Augsburg attended the Council of Independent Colleges Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute. This session will include a discussion of the insights and lessons gained from participation in the institute as well as specific action steps we can implement across campus. Specifically, participants will learn the importance of providing WISE feedback that articulates high expectations as well as the professor’s belief in the student’s ability to meet the expectations.

Thursday, August 29 | Providing WISE Feedback to Students | 2 pm – 4 pm, Hagfors Center 250

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General Announcements

Join us for our last summer Adventure Lunch

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center will be hosting our final Adventure Lunch Series for summer 2019 on Thursday, August 22. It has been fun exploring new lunch spots and getting to know our colleagues.

If you are interested in joining us, we ask that you meet in Suite 100, Christensen Center at 11:20 a.m. No need to R.S.V.P., we will determine restaurant locations based on interest. (Cost of meal will be handled by each individual)

If questions, please call 612-330-1472 or email careers@augsburg.edu.

At that time, we will select a neighborhood restaurant to visit.

Auggie Pass now available for day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, fettingm@augsburg.edu. The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.
The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

  • Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
  • Annual physical exams – 1 per year
  • Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
  • X-rays performed at The People’s Center
  • Tetanus immunization
  • Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
  • Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
  • Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
  • Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
  • Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Event Announcements

Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) Fall Conference

submitted by rueter@augsburg.edu

Hello Campus Colleagues,

The Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA) is gearing up for the 2019 Annual Fall MCPA Conference (http://www.mcpa4you.org/annual-conference1.html). This year’s conference will take place in Bloomington at the Radisson Blu Mall of America on Thursday, October 31 & Friday, November 1, 2019. This year’s theme for MCPA is Access in Higher Education: Navigating the Barriers. One of MCPA’s values is access. MCPA defines access as “We value quality, affordable, statewide programming with a focus on intentional design.” We intend our participants to explore how we can advance access (navigating physical and systemic barriers) for students, faculty, staff, and community members while striving towards eliminating those barriers. Please look out for a future announcement for this year’s keynote speakers.

Registration has opened for the conference with varying discount rates for members versus non-members. If you are reading this and are not a member of MCPA, we strongly encourage becoming a member of MCPA prior to registering, as you’ll actually save more money than just paying to attend the conference! Please note that early bird conference registration rates are available until Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. (http://www.mcpa4you.org/membership.html)

In addition to registration opening, the call for program proposals is now live (https://tinyurl.com/mcpaproposals). The proposal deadline is Sunday, September 15th! For questions regarding proposals, please contact Grace Anderson (graceanderson2627@gmail.com).

If you have any donations for our silent auction please contact Rachel Rudeen (rude0105@umn.edu). The money raised from our silent auction provides scholarships for graduate students to attend the conference. Graduate scholarship applications for the 2019 conference are available on the main conference website and are due on Friday, September 13, 2019.

I look forward to seeing you at the 44rd Annual MCPA Fall Conference!

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REI backpack for sale

submitted by lindn@augsburg.edu

Only used this backpack a few times. Clearing out our extra camping and backpacking equipment. It is in excellent shape. Clean and fully functional. No rips, stains, or tears.
Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps (height and size). Adjustable Padded Waist Strap (width and size). Adjustable Back Padding (height).
Measures Approximately: 26” High, 12” to 15” wide (tapered), 10” Deep.
80 liter capacity.
Price negotiable.

REI Traverse Evening Star 80 liter backpack