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Teaching and Learning

Calendar of May Workshops Available on CTL Website

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Faculty, visit the CTL website to read about the upcoming events in the month of May. This year CTL is offering workshops back-to-back during “Four Days in May.” These engaging session with designated time to share a cup of coffee will provide opportunities for both professional development and community building.

Monday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop

Tuesday, May 9
9:00 a.m. – A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing
12:30 a.m. – Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome

Wednesday, May 10
9:00 a.m. – Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law!
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video
12:30 p.m. – Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges

Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion
1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop
4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Read full event descriptions and see allied programs on the CTL main page.

We Want You…To be a CTL Faculty Fellow

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The Center for Teaching and Learning is looking for faculty members interested in serving as CTL Fellows. CTL Faculty Fellows assist the CTL Director in designing and organizing programs with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at Augsburg. Fellows are also eligible for additional travel funds to spend on professional development. Nominations, both self and of your peers, should be sent to by April 20th.

Study Abroad Next Year

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Now is the time to start planning ahead for study abroad. Short-term study abroad/away programs are a perfect way to have a global experience while maintaining your busy life. Check out the new opportunities for Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 options.

Study in England, New York, Mexico, Thailand and Laos, Denmark and Iceland, Palestine and Israel, Greece, Puerto Rico, and China!

Get the details on study abroad next year

General Announcements

Commencement Help Needed 2017

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Are you wanting to take part in Commencement as we send off our graduating seniors? Help with staffing Commencement! Annually we rely on staff, current students and alumni to assist with rehearsal as well as ushering and ticket taking at the ceremony for they strongly contribute to the success and smooth flow of the event. There is also the chance to see some of the ceremony with most ushering responsibilities.

Help is needed:
-Rehearsal: Thursday, April 27 from 4:00-6:45 p.m.
-Undergraduate Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 8:00-11:30 a.m.
-Adult Day/Graduate Studies Graduation: Saturday, April 29 from 2:00-5:30 p.m. – extra help is really needed here!

Please sign up today by contacting Katie Radford at .

We need all hands on deck!

Food Service Hours

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Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7pm.

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8pm, with Hot Food starting at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7pm
Breakfast 7:30-9:45am
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11am
Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30pm
Dinner 4:30-7pm

Nabo and Einsteins will be closed from Friday 4/14- Sunday 4/16.

On Friday April 14th The Commons will only be open from 11am-1pm for Brunch, and 5-7pm for Dinner. On Saturday and Sunday The Commons will have normal Brunch and Dinner hours, 11:30am-1pm, and 5-7pm.

Tuition Benefit Application Deadline is May 1

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The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for faculty and staff working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1 to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to

More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole at

Asst. Provost of Global Education & Experience – Finalist Presentations

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Please join the campus community to meet the 3 finalists for the position of Assistant Provost of Global Education & Experience. Finalist presentations will describe their vision for global education at Augsburg University and how their leadership style will serve as a catalyst for realizing this vision. Each presentation will be followed by QA.

• Monday, 4/17 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Karen Rodriguez
• Tuesday, 4/18 2:45-3:30, OGC 100 | Heidi Soneson
• Wednesday, 4/19 2:45-3:30, Lindell 301 | Patrick Mulvihill

Surveys to gather campus community feedback will be available after each presentation

CV Links:
Karen Rodriguez:

Heidi Soneson:

Patrick Mulvihill:

Staff – Good Idea for Community Service Time

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The Homework Help Program at Trinity Congregation here in Cedar Riverside is looking for people to work with youth on their homework any afternoon of the week that fits your schedule. The program goes from 3:30pm-6:00pm. You can go for one hour or more. This is a good way to use your community service hours.
If you are interested or for more information, you can contact Mary Laurel True, or Kasi at

Jila Nikpay’s Upcoming Film Screenings

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Jila Nikpay’s documentary, Dreaming With Lola (2016) will be premiered at the San Francisco Green Film Festival on Sunday April 23 at the Roxie Theater, San Francisco as well as Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) at the St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 @ 7:10 pm.

Other screenings include Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) on May 14 & 15, and Walker Art Center on August 3 rd.

More info and trailer on MSPIFF website.

New Youth Studies Minor

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Do you plan on working with children, youth or young adults?
If so, you should consider becoming a Youth Studies minor. This minor is
designed to pair well with any other major including Political Science, HPE,
Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Theology and Public Leadership,
etc. There are some great classes being offered in this minor next year,
including a class in the UK! So take a look at our website to learn more.

Share Your Study Abroad/Away Experience

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Whether your program abroad/away was 8 days or a year, or whether you’re still abroad, you went last month or two years ago, you probably had an unforgettable experience! Would you like to share your experience with other Auggies, and inspire someone else to go abroad/away?

Please take 5 minutes to share a quick reflection and photo with us to add to our 2017-18 Augsburg Study Abroad/Away brochure.

All submissions received by April 24 will also be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 Target gift cards! Each photo you share will add an additional entry into the drawing. Up to 5 entries per person.

Submit a Reflection Now!

Study Abroad/Away Is Hiring Student Workers

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Study Abroad/Away is hiring.

Calling all study abroad returnees and international students. The Center for Global Education & Experience is hiring a new Peer Advisor to start this summer.

This is a key office support position supporting students who want to study abroad or study away in the US. Responsibilities in this position include: Peer Advising, library upkeep, office management, Event Promotion, Maintenance of online application system, and study abroad/away promotion through peer-to-peer outreach, class visits, tabling, and social media.

We can offer 15-35 hours per week this summer (depending on your schedule/needs) and/or starting in August. During the semesters, we offer 10 hours per week.

Watch for the job posting on the HR website soon, or contact to express interest in applying.

Event Announcements

Academy of American Poets Award Reading

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All members of the campus community are invited to attend the Academy of American Poets Reading on Thursday, April 13, featuring Matt Rasmussen, winner of the Academy of American Poets Whitman Award and finalist for the National Book Award, and this year’s student winner of Augsburg’s John R. Mitchell Award.

Thursday, April 13
OGC 100

Read about featured poet Matt Rasmussen here

Medicare Info Session on April 18

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an April brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of Medicare. Medicare can be confusing and oftentimes difficult to understand. If you’re nearing the time to start thinking about Medicare and want some answers, attend this HealthPartners Medicare information session to learn more.

When: April 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: OGC 100

Bring your own lunch and join us to learn more about Medicare and what it means to you.

For questions, contact Nicole at

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

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In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions! Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, May 9 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

Thursday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Oren Gateway, Room 112

**Please note the room changes from previous announcements due to conflicts with Christensen Center restoration.

For questions, please contact Nicole at

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