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Teaching and Learning

Paideia Institute Summer 2018

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Looking for a summer class to take? Interested in improving your skills as a discussion participant and leader? The 29th annual Paideia Institute, July 23 – 27, 2018, will explore the question “Beauty Is. . . ?” This timely and timeless concept will be interrogated through seminar discussions on a variety of genres. Coaching activities will develop participants’ skill in facilitating democratic discussions in educational or professional settings.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: INS 255-A: Paideia Approach: Thinking, Talking, and Reading is a 4 credit course that includes the Paideia Institute, or EDC 498 Independent Study for 2 Credits. Register online through Records and Registration.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: ECS 543 can be taken for either 2, 3, or 4 graduate semester credits and can be counted as an elective course in the MAE program. This course is not offered through the college Records and Registration site. Contact Rachel Lloyd at to register.

FACULTY, STAFF, & COMMUNITY: The Paideia Institute welcomes all interested community members. For participants not seeking credits, there is a reduced professional development rate. Register directly at the Paideia Institute website.

General Announcements

Auggie Basics – Housing

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As part of the Augsburg University Equity Proposal, the Auggie Basics – Housing program (former known as the Equity Housing Program) is designed to address the needs of students who experience housing instability. The purpose of the program is to provide a bridge for students whose housing is not stable as they seek to identify a permanent solution.

Students accepted into the program (10 spots) will live on campus without cost to the student. Regardless of when students enter the program, the housing commitment will cover the full academic year if needed. If the student secures permanent housing elsewhere, they will be released from the program and the spot will be offered to another student. Students must reapply each academic year. Being chosen for the Auggie Basics program one year does not guarantee participation in future years.

A new process is being developed for students who experience food instability. More information will be provided as it is available.

To apply for Auggie Basics – Housing, please complete the application below. If you have any questions, please contact or call the Student Affairs office at 612-330-1160.

Commuter Student Locker Reservations

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Summer commuter students who are looking to reserve an on-campus locker can do so by sending a reservation request to Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO) using the following link:

Note: Summer 2018 lockers are reserved starting from Monday, May 7 2018 through Friday, August 17 2018

TRIO McNair Scholars Director “Tina” Tavera publishes artwork in Diálogo

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Congratulations to TRIO McNair Scholars Director “Tina” (Maria Cristina) Tavera whose artwork was published on the cover and highlighted in Diálogo, an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal, a refereed journal published since 1996 by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University in Chicago, and with production and subscriptions handled by the University of Texas Press. Diálogo, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2018, To access for free: https//

Great work Tina!

Event Announcements

Letter of support for Mzenga Wanyama/carpooling information for letter delivery

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As of Thursday morning, we have been informed of the following action taken by Senators Klobuchar & Smith:

“Senators Klobuchar and Smith have reached out to the Department of State during the week of May 7 to request that the agency expedite the case and have agreed to continue to do this until a decision on Dr. Wanyama’s waiver application is issued.”

In light of this news, we still plan to complete our letter-signing campaign today at 12:30 p.m.. As a continued sign of support for Professor Wanyama and Mary Mzenga, we will then hand-deliver the letters to Senator Klobuchar’s office Friday afternoon, along with a letter of thanks for the action they have taken thus far.

We are excited to say that we already have 131 letters signed. Can you help us get to 150 or 200?

Where you can sign the letter:

1. We will be in the atrium of Hagfor’s Center before and after most of the 4 Days in May workshops. Look for us and/or the letters at the table outside of Hagfors 150.

2. Copies of the letter to be signed and a reference sheet with phone numbers that one can call are on the counter in Judi Green’s office. Signed letters can be left in a folder there or can be left directly with Judi. We will pick up the letters at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, 5/11.

You are invited to join us as we hand-deliver these letters to Senator Klobuchar’s office on Friday afternoon. More information on carpooling or joining us at the Senator’s office can be found by following a link at the bottom of this announcement. We’d love to have a big group deliver these – all are welcome.

Information on Mzenga’s case:

Thank you for your continued support of Professor and Mary Wanyama.

Please direct your questions to:
Sarah Degner Riveros,
Kate Reinhardt,

Sign up here to carpool/meet at Senator’s office

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Hardwood Table: FREE

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If you can fit it in your vehicle, you can have it! Beautiful 4 foot diameter wooden table with pedestal base. The top and base come apart, but the top cannot be disassembled. Comes with a single extension leaf. This table has sentimental value, and I just want it to go to a loving home. Contact me (Green Bouzard) at if you are interested. View the table by clicking the link, below.

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