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Faculty Syllabus Construction/Deconstruction Workshop Today

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Are you frustrated by students who do not read your carefully crafted syllabus? Are you wondering if your syllabi contain too much, or not enough, information? Bring your syllabi and be ready to apply the CASE method (Copy And Steal Everything) in this hands-on syllabus construction deconstruction workshop. We will look at best practices in syllabus design, share and promote common language, and with any luck get some actual work done. Please bring your laptops and/or electronic copies of your syllabi. Led by CTL Faculty Fellow Joe Erickson, Education.

Wednesday, August 30
Syllabus Construction / Deconstruction Workshop
OGC 100

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Faculty Moodle Workshops Tomorrow

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All faculty members are invited to Moodle workshops this Thursday, August 31st in SVE 204. The sessions, led by members of the E-Learning Team, will help you prepare your courses for the upcoming semester and beyond.

9:30-10:45, SVE 204, Getting the Most Out of the Moodle Assignment

The Moodle Assignment activity can streamline the process of collecting and evaluating student work regardless of whether it is submitted online, completed or handed in during class or presented orally. This workshop is designed to introduce some of the newer features of the Assignment as well as highlight aspects (like advanced grading features) you may be unfamiliar with.

11:00-12:15, SVE 204, Moodle Gradebook Basics

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 basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus.

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Earn Four Credits in the UK During Winter Break

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Ready to study abroad this winter break? Apply by SEPTEMBER 30 to participate in the “From Harry Potter to #Brexit” program in the UK with your fellow Auggies and professor Adriane Brown.

Examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain, and complete a 4-credit class before spring semester gets started!

This is a great opportunity for catching up or getting ahead on credits, and for students who want to get a taste of study abroad, or aren’t able to study abroad on a longer program.

Check out the full program details and get the application here!

URGO Research and Travel Grants Available

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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) offers $1,000 Academic-Year Research Grants to fund 100 hours of student research. Students who are interested in conducting research during the year are encouraged to seek out ongoing faculty research projects that they may join.

URGO also offers Conference Travel Grants of up to $850 for students who have been accepted to present their research at a professional conference.

Both applications can be found on the URGO website. The funds may be used at any time during the academic year, however the grants are given out on a rolling basis, so we recommend interested students apply in the fall.

If you have any questions about these grants, please contact Kirsten O’Brien ( or x1446), Research and Graduate Opportunities Specialist.

General Announcements

Final Days to Donate School Supplies – Donations Accepted until 9/1

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The summer is drawing to an end, which means the start of another academic year is upon us!

To kick off the academic year, Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website:

Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! Donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19 until (newly extended date!) September 1st!!

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:
#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
pencil box
pencil sharpener
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Book Club

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The last Hennepin County Library Nobel Peace Prize Forum book club is September 7th. We are reading Interventions: A Life in War and Peace by Kofi Annan.

Join us for this book club in celebration of and preparation for the 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum (NPPF) taking place Sept. 15-16 at Augsburg College. Each year the Forum brings together Nobel laureates, world leaders and accomplished peacemakers with students and community members to work on building a world in which people can live full, rich, meaningful lives. Partner: Augsburg College, Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

New Online Copy Request and Paper Supplies Order Site

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The new online copy request system is ready. Find it in the normal place on the Inside Augsburg Home page>Administrative tasks>Copy Request, or from the Central Services web page. You must be logged in with your Augsburg network login.

Use the site to order copy jobs from the copy center PLUS order general letterhead, general envelopes, and reams of colored or oversize paper you may use in your department.

New prices are in effect, you’ll note some of the color prices are lower, and we changed the pricing scheme – prices are the sum of the cost of the ink (black or color) and the cost of the paper you have chosen, plus any finishing. There continues to be volume based pricing on the ink charges.

We are eager for you to give it a try! Although the system is pretty intuitive, below is an instruction guide. Feel free to call the copy center x1054 for assistance (or if you discover a glitch – every new system has one!)

instruction guide

Welcome to Orchestra

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We welcome all string players looking for a musical home on-campus to come and play with the Augsburg Orchestra. No audition required. Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Augsburg community are welcome to join. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:40 p.m. in the choral room M-3 in the Music Building. Our first meet & greet is scheduled for next Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. No instruments – just a chance to meet, gather information, and prepare for the semester. Plan on being there and invite your friends to join!

Event Announcements

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is fast-approaching! This year the Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. World leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and many others will be gathering at the Forum to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue among both the local Twin Cities community and the greater global community.
In the spirit of fostering dialogue and engagement during the nobel peace prize forum, local and national artists have collaborated to create an outdoor exhibition of installations across the Augsburg University campus. These installations visually represent a form of dialogue and are connected by the forum’s concentric circles. This work highlights the layered and often overlapping complexity of finding solutions to global issues; that small moments of inspiration can resonate through our actions; and that art may stand in the center of an ever-expanding understanding of our world.
In “Future Light,” artist Asia Ward asks us to consider potential uses of sunlight under a canopy of dichroic film panels. “Common thread” by Background Stories provides an active, changing visual narrative created by the participants of this Forum. Design & Agency’s canopy of “Flint Project” creates space for reflection on our resources, how our wellbeing hangs in the balance, and young artists from Chicago’s National Youth Art Movement Against Gun Violence (NYAM) are not just seen and heard but in fact hold space on campus. They invite discussion through provocative large scale artwork, both physically and virtually.
Students and staff can attend the Forum for free! The Forum is held at Augsburg from the 13th-16th of September. If you would like to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Forum you can register as a representative or a delegate at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum website:


Augsburg University Kick Off Events – Tuesday, September 5

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As we draw closer to the official launch date for Augsburg University, we hope that campus is getting excited for an exciting day on September 5. In addition to welcoming our incoming first-year students at Opening Convocation, we’re also planning a series of activities to take place immediately following the Convocation. We hope you will join us for the fun. Here is some information you’ll find helpful in planning your participation:

9:30am: Opening Convocation

Please note the time change for this event to begin one hour earlier than in prior years. Due to space constraints in the chapel, there is seating available only for our first-year students, their AugSem leaders and the faculty who will be processing. To accommodate others that wish to be involved, we will be hosting a livestream viewing of the entire event in Sateren Auditorium for all staff, community members, and current students.

10:30 a.m. Kick-Off Celebration and Lunch in the Quadrangle

Everyone is invited! For those not planning to attend the Opening Convocation, please plan to join in the festivities and line up outside of Foss and on the sidewalk along 22nd Avenue by 10:20am to welcome our incoming class and the livestream audience as they recess from the event and to kick off the name change activities with some special performances and a fun “parade” to the quad!

Food stations, musical performances, games & other activities will be set up throughout the quad. Community members will be able to have Augsburg University logo t-shirts screen printed onsite, participate in a photo-booth, volunteer to assemble hygiene kits for the Health Commons and participate in some fun games with colleagues and friends.

11:30 a.m. Formal Program, Quad

1:00pm: Conclusion

First year students and others participating in the day’s community service projects will begin departing around 12:30pm. Remaining community members are welcome to enjoy the event and activities until 1:00pm.

Celebrate the University Name Change on September 5

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It’s the final countdown to the first day of classes and the community celebration of Augsburg’s name change!

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Augsburg University Day on September 5. Please plan to join Auggies for a day of traditional and new experiences designed to honor this historic moment.

A full and detailed schedule of events is available on the University Name Change Updates blog.

Community Celebration of Augsburg University on September 5

Keeping Track of Auggies

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