Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Foss Lobeck Miles Water Shutoff

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The City of Minneapolis Water Department will be replacing the main water meter in the Foss Lobeck Miles Center the morning of Thursday, August 23rd at approximately 6:30AM. It is estimated the building water will be off for 30 minutes to replace the meter. Our team will be onsite to make sure all the faucets and toilets are free from any obstructions after the completion of the replacement. Any questions can be directed to Bryan Massich at 612-280-7447.

Teaching and Learning

Learn What’s New in Moodle

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Exploring the New Features of Moodle (CTL Workshop, 8/30, 9:30-10:45 in SVE 204)
In response to requests from faculty, this year’s Moodle is more visually appealing and user-friendly than ever before, featuring drop-down menus and a “drawer” that streamlines navigation, search tools that let you quickly access courses and isolate student forum posts, and integrated audio/video recording options. It also includes a variety of pre-formatted templates that let you quickly customize your course with a variety of formats, styles, and fonts. Moodle 2018-19 isn’t your grandfather’s Moodle! (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)

Get Your Gradebook Ready for the Semester

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Moodle Gradebook Basics (CTL Workshop 8/30, 11:00-12:15 in SVE 204)
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. (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)

Mental Health: Mind Matters Exhibit and Facilitated Discussion at the Science Museum of Minnesota

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One in five US adults aged 18 or older experience mental illness in a given year. Like most schools, Augsburg is seeing the impact of this trend with our students, both in and out of the classroom.

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in their sponsored event viewing the brand new exhibit: Mental Health: Mind Matters at the Science Museum of Minnesota, followed by a discussion led by campus staff/faculty on this topic.

The Science Museum describes this event as a “groundbreaking exhibition that aims to build a greater understanding of the importance of mental health and create a safe space for important conversations about mental illness. Hands-on experience through the Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit brings you closer to the facts, feelings, and issues surrounding this topic that touches so many lives.”

Attendees will meet at the Science Museum and will be provided admission to the exhibit. Following the viewing, attendees will engage in a facilitated discussion on how this topic relates to Augsburg University and our students.

9:30-11:00 am Mental Health: Mind Matters Exhibit viewing
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Facilitated group discussion at the Science Museum

To sign-up for this event, click the link attached to this A-Mail!

If you have any additional questions about this event, please contact Rachel Kruzel at or Katie Lane at

NOTE: Attendance at this event counts towards the Augsburg University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. For more information email

General Announcements

Cleaning out the office? Let the Minnesota Urban Debate League take clutter off your hands.

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Cleaning out your office?

Join MNUDL’s Back-To-Debate Supply Drive

Your gently-used donation will prepare our debaters for success

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, equips Twin Cities students with all the basics needed to become debaters: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies. As our high school, middle school, Spanish, and Somali debate programs grow each year, our need for supplies grows, too.

Our goal is to equip 100 more students with debate supplies in the 2018-19 school year!

Our most-needed item is expanding file folders/accordion folders!

Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
● 3-hole sheet protectors
● 2-pocket folders
● Highlighters
● Pens

Your support will help make our debate season a success!

Items can be picked up or dropped off at Augsburg University.
If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please
contact us at to arrange your donation

Event Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: School Supply Drive

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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! Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good.

From August 13th to August 31st, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19.

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:

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

Questions? Contact Nicole at

Overcoming Racism In Spite Of… a Call for Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

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Save the dates for the 10th annual Overcoming Racism Conference
November 2-3, 2018
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul
Registration opens September 1st. Scholarship application open now.

This year’s conference theme is a Call for Resilience, Resistance, and Hope: “Overcoming Racism In Spite of …”

In spite of broken treaties, in spite of redlining, in spite of Rondo, in spite of Philando Castille and Jamar Clark, in spite of anti-immigration laws, in spite of voter suppression efforts, in spite of the school-to-prison pipeline, in spite of rising Islamophobia, in spite of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3

You get the picture! It’s a time to celebrate, to rededicate to this work, to elevate our learning and skills, and to network with each other to strengthen our movement.

The Overcoming Racism Conference grew out of the work of ASDIC (Antiracism Dialogue Circles) and Cherokee Park United Church. What started as a community meeting at the church quickly outgrew the space. The conference now meets at Metropolitan State University and draws people from all over the Twin Cities and aims to inspire people to work to overcome racism where they live, work and play, and to provide them with practical tools to do so. The conference draws more than 600 people, and offers keynote speakers, many workshops, and opportunities to network. Conference participants include community activists, educators, government employees, grass roots organizations, and community members who want to learn more. The conference workshops provide them with a wide range of offerings, appealing to both those who are new to antiracism work and want to get involved and those who have been working on these issues for decades.

Conference Webpage

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