Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Visit the Writing Center for Your Final Papers and Projects

submitted by forsthj@augsburg.edu

The Writing Center is open!
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

We are here to give you feedback on all of your final papers and projects.

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

https://sites.augsburg.edu/writingcenter/

Mentoring Program for New (and New-ish) Faculty Launch

submitted by reederm@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg (aka CTL) is launching a Faculty Mentoring Program for recently-hired faculty. The mentoring program will begin in January-February 2023, and all full-time, tenure track faculty members who began at Augsburg in Spring 2020 or later are welcome to register to participate in this inaugural cohort. To indicate your interest, please complete the Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form posted below. We will use the information provided on the form to recruit experienced faculty mentors that align with your needs and priorities. To ensure a place in this program, please submit your form no later than Friday, December 23, 2022.

We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all our new-ish faculty! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at bankers@augsburg.edu or ctl@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form

Fine-Tune Your Gradebook Before Finals

submitted by strom@augsburg.edu

Your E-learning team is ready to help with any last minute adjustments to your Moodle gradebook. Below are a few tips to ensure your grades are clear and accurate for both you and your students.

By default, empty grades are not included in Moodle Gradebook calculations; only entered grades are included. This means that if instructors want students to have an accurate understanding of their progress in a course, a value must be inserted into the points window. If students have not submitted an assignment, instructors can insert a 0 (rather than leaving the place blank) to affect the final grade. Below is a link that explains how to quickly add zeros for all students who haven’t already received a grade for an activity.

http://go.augsburg.edu/bulkzero

Did you know you can view a percentage or letter grade in the course total for easy review? Customize your course total display in your Grader Report to show points, percentage or a letter grade. You can even display two of these at once!

http://go.augsburg.edu/gbcoursetotal

For additional help, contact your LFC or Susan Hadjiyanis, Instructional Design Technologist
https://sites.augsburg.edu/it/get-help/faculty-and-staff-support-lfcs/

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

General Announcements

TODAY: Hope Academy on Campus Hiring for Summer

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Representatives from Hope Academy will be on campus Thursday, December 8th from 10:30-12:30 in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

The Summer Residency is a 5-week instructional internship for prospective teachers during our K-8 Summer Session. It was created to directly train, hire, and retain individuals that reflect the diversity of our Minneapolis student body. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming, and will receive both training and experience for teaching in an urban, God-centered environment! Hires receive a stipend June – early July. Stop by our table to learn more. All majors are welcome!

To apply, go to https://hopeschool.org/careers-at-hope-academy/

Donations for DACA and TPS Rally

submitted by tinsleyy@augsburg.edu

Hi Everyone! ShareShop is looking for donations specifically winter gear such as jackets, hats, and gloves to help keep students warm during the DACA & TPS Rally on Thursday, December 8th at 1200 S Washington Ave. Feel free to donate during our open hours from 10 AM – 1PM, or on the free table across if those times don’t work. ShareShop is located at the old science hall in room Science 8B.

Is Success on Your Christmas List? Use TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Get Your Flu Shots and Covid Boosters at The People’s Center

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Get your FLU SHOTS and COVID BOOSTERS at the People’s Center! Call 612-332-4973 to schedule an appointment or visit https://www.peoples-center.org/ for more information. You can also get FREE RAPID TESTS at The People’s Center, just walk up Riverside Avenue to 425 20th Avenue South, where you’ll find boxes of tests in the lobby.

If you are interested in volunteering at The People’s Center, you can email Sieglinde Thetard at thetards@peoples-center.org.

People’s Center

Event Announcements

Interfaith Dinner Tonight

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join Augsburg University Student Ministries, Muslim Student Association, and Minnesota Hillel – Augsburg in Hoversten Chapel on December 8 in Hoversten Chapel from 6:30-8:30 pm for dinner and speaker Najeeba Syeed, El Hibri Professor of Religion and Executive Director of Interfaith at Augsburg. Come for a delicious feast and warm conversation.

(TODAY) Conversation on State Department Careers With Under Secretary Zeya

submitted by mulvihil@augsburg.edu

Auggies are invited to join a conversation with Uzra Zeya, the U.S. State Department’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. Under Secretary Zeya will talk about career pathways in foreign policy, focusing especially on the State Department’s efforts to make its ranks more diverse.

The conversation is scheduled for today at 4:30 PM in Room 50B at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Students can register at this link.

Students can register at this link.

TODAY: Focused Conversation on Strategic Position and Priorities

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Join us today for the December Focused Conversation. Paula O’Loughlin will reflect on Augsburg’s strategic position and institutional priorities as she approaches the end of her first semester as provost.

The Liberal Arts for the 21st Century: Moving From Privilege to Inclusive Excellence
Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:30 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Annual Anti-Racism Training TODAY

submitted by lohmannm@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training is a required training for all Augsburg faculty and staff and has been scheduled for this year. For more information about the training and to register, please visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Website.

FALL SEMESTER TRAINING
Thu, Dec 8, 2022
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

2022-2023 Anti-Racism Training Website

TODAY – Interfaith Introductory Round Table

submitted by ulringj@augsburg.edu

Date: Thursday Dec 8th
When: 10-11am
Where: Riverside Room

Please join the Interfaith Institute for coffee, snacks, fellowship and guided discussion about Interfaith at Augsburg.

Our staff would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and our work, as well as get to know and learn from you about your hopes for interfaith programming on Augsburg’s campus and beyond. We hope you will attend, and bring a friend!

(Students, faculty, and staff welcome!)

This Saturday – Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party at The Cedar Cultural Center

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Cedar and TAMU Events present MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY! A holiday celebration featuring the contemporary African sound taking over the world. Featuring local DJs and artists. Hosted by Fanaka Nation.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Event Start: 8:00 PM CT
All Ages Standing Show
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access Page: https://www.thecedar.org/access
General Admission tickets are available online: https://www.thecedar.org/listing-2/2022/12/10/minneapolis-afrobeats-dance-party

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Exercise Bike For Sale

submitted by burden@augsburg.edu

Looking to exercise more and easily from home this winter?

One year old and seldom used Schwinn 270 recumbent Exercise bike. Excellent almost new condition. Available online for between $650 and $850. It was purchased as a gift, but was decided it was too big since the intended user is rather petite. For sale at $450. Can be fully assembled or in movable pieces to take home. It’s a very nice bike! Great Price!
$50 discount if purchased by this Friday!!!

Contact burden@augsburg.edu

https://www.schwinnfitness.com/270/100515.html

Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a third year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this school year! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join! *looking for females and AFAB people only please*