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August Workshops for Faculty

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On Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29, CTL is hosting a number of workshops in Hagfors 250. On Wednesday, come ready to learn about “High Engagement Pedagogy” and “Supporting Our Incoming Students”, as well concrete ideas for introducing “Active Learning” into your classroom. Thursday, the E-learning team will help you learn more about Moodle, including valuable tips and “Providing Feedback with the Moodle Gradebook”. Look to the CTL page linked below for schedules and descriptions.

CTL Workshops

General education leadership transition

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On August 12, 2019, Stacy Freiheit, professor of psychology, assumed the role of director of general education. Stacy is now the primary contact person for all matters related to the current general education program at Augsburg.

Jacqui deVries, former director of general education and chair of the General Education Design Team (GEDT), has graciously offered to support Stacy as she transitions to the new role. Jacqui will also continue to oversee final clarifications and refinements to the general education redesign proposal through September 18, when the proposal will be advanced to Faculty Senate, in anticipation of a “first reading” in October and faculty vote in November. After September 18, Stacy will assume primary responsibility for stewardship of the proposal, working closely with Jacqui and the GEDT, as it comes before the faculty as a body.

Please join me, again, in thanking Jacqui for her 7 years of remarkable service in leading Augsburg’s general education program and the redesign effort and in welcoming Stacy to her new role!

Planning your syllabus? Looking for experiential education resources?

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Looking to incorporate experiential learning into your syllabus for this fall? Check out TWO great resources compiled by the Sabo Center that can help you shape a course or assignment related to experiential education.

The first is the Experiential Education website. This website offers an overview of experiential learning at Augsburg, the core elements of effective experiential education, and offers examples of different kinds of experiential learning strategies:

The second is a comprehensive library guide, covering topics from theory to resources for course design, ideas for reflection activities, and more!

Youth Studies

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Do you know Augsburg has a Youth Studies minor? This is a great minor to add to any major if you are considering working with children or youth. Here are three ways you can learn more:

1. Check out the minor at our website –
2. If you want to talk more about the YST minor, please contact Professor Jeremy Myers at
3. Consider enrolling in this course this fall semester.

YST320 Working with Children and Youth (T/Th 9:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)
This course will provide students with practical perspectives and experiences in work with children and youth. We will cover both theoretical frameworks for emancipatory work with youth and focused examinations of different types of youth work. Throughout the course, we will consider how our own positionality and experiences affect our engagements in work with youth and children. In order to fully apply theoretical content to practical experience, this course has a significant service learning requirement.

Instructor: Jen Larrick (M.Ed Youth Development Leadership, University of Minnesota)
Jen works as a soccer coach in various youth and high school settings, and as Augsburg’s Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. Jen is also a co-founder of a girl’s youth soccer non-profit called, Like a Girl. Jen thinks of youth as integral and capable co-creators of community. She thinks of youth work as a relational, playful, and improvisational practice of co-creating with young people, their own critical thinking, agency, and vocation.

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Augsburg Wellbeing: School Supply Drive

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As our annual kick-off to the school year, Augsburg Wellbeing 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 downtown 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:

From August 5th to August 23rd, donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19. Help make sure each and every child has the supplies they need to be successful!

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

Attend the Human Rights Forum and Get Graduate Credit

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The Augsburg Leadership Studies Department is offering a fall term graduate course in conjunction with the Human Rights Forum. The course is ML 599 Navigating Local and Global Conflict taught by Lori Brandt Hale of the Religion Department. This course can count toward a Master of Arts in Leadership, the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies, or can be used as an elective in another graduate program (must be pre-approved by that dept.) Contact Dr. Hale ( or Alan Tuchtenhagen in Leadership Studies ( if you have questions.

The link to the Human Rights Forum itself is:

Spark Joy for Our Debaters. Donate Used Office Supplies to the MNUDL

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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, East African, and financial literacy debate programs grow each year, our need for supplies grows, too.

Our goal is to equip 100 more students with debate supplies in the 2019-20 school year.

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

Other helpful items:

3-ring binders

Portable timers

2-pocket folders



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.

If you’d like to make a donation of used supplies, please see our Amazon wishlist here:

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Pre-Order Your Love Your Melon Auggie Hat Today

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The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Pre-order your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat. Hats will arrive September 1st.

Contact with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Flyer – with pictures

Supervisors: Post your Academic Year Student Jobs now

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Academic year student employment begins on Sunday, September 8. If you plan to hire student employees, please review the following information:

Academic Year 2019-2020 student wages:
–Student: $12.25
–Student Supervisors: $12.75

NOTE: Open job postings from academic year 2018-2019 will be closed on August 30. All summer jobs end on 9.7.19.

Helpful Information:

Supervisors need to submit Student Employment Returning/Hired Forms through Hirezon.
(Detailed instructions:

1. Submit Student Posting Requisitions through Hirezon so students can apply for the job.
(Detailed instructions:
2. Once applicant(s) have been selected submit Student Employment Returning/Hired Forms through Hirezon.

NOTE: Students, who have never worked on campus before, will be required to fill out new hire paperwork, and successfully complete a background check. HR sends out the new hire paperwork and background check to the student once the Student Employment Returning/Hired Form is submitted. Students cannot work prior to successfully completing a background check and all required paperwork.

REMINDER: Priority for federal and state work study eligibility
As in previous years, international students and students who are eligible for federal or state work study will be given hiring priority through October. This is a part of the student’s financial aid package, therefore, we want to ensure students that are awarded work study funds are able to work in an on-campus position. Beginning November 1, work study positions are open to all students.

Questions? Email HR at or 612-330-1058.

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Get a Free Ticket to the Sesquicentennial Gala Kick-Off Dance

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Augsburg’s Sesquicentennial Gala is sold out but there are free tickets available to attend the gala dance that will kick off the celebration of Augsburg’s 150th year. How can you get a free ticket to attend the Sesquicentennial Kick Off Dance at the Minneapolis Depot on Friday, September 27?

Augsburg is offering free group dance lessons in Hoverston Chapel from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the days listed below. Attend one or more dance lessons and you’ll receive a free ticket to attend the Sesquicentennial Kick Off Dance! These dance lessons are open to alumni, parents, employees, and students who are interested in attending the Sesquicentennial Kick Off Dance. Space is limited so please RSVP today.

Register below or call 612-330-1512.

August 20: Foxtrot — “Fly me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra

August 27: Waltz — “Moon River” by Andy Williams

September 5: Swing — “In The Mood” by Glen Miller

September 10: Rumba — “Fields of Gold” by Sting

September 17: Cha Cha — “Smooth” by Santana

Register for Free Dance Lessons

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