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New Drumming Course

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NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – no prior musical experience necessary.

Looking for experiential education ideas? Turn to the Experiential Ed Library Guide

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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!

Faculty Workshops: August 28 and 29

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On Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday August 29, CTL is organizing a number of workshops to help you get ready for the new year!

Workshop Titles Include:
*High Engagement Pedagogy
*Supporting Our Incoming Students
*Introduction to Active Learning: Concrete Ideas for your Classroom
*Up Your Game with Moodle (Valuable Tips)
*Providing Feedback with the Moodle Gradebook
*Providing WISE Feedback to Students

Check out the CTL page for details and to RSVP for the sessions you would like to attend.


General Announcements

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

Final Week to Donate School Supplies – Augsburg Wellbeing

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Augsburg Wellbeing is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good. All donations will be delivered to People Serving People.

Until 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

Adventure Lunch – This Thursday

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The Strommen Center will be hosting our final Adventure Lunch Series for summer 2019 on Thursday, August 22. It has been fun exploring new lunch spots and getting to know our colleagues.

If you are interested in joining us, we ask that you meet in Suite 100, Christensen Center at 11:20 a.m. No need to R.S.V.P., we will determine restaurant locations based on interest. (Cost of meal will be handled by each individual)

If questions, please call 612-330-1472 or email

At that time, we will select a neighborhood restaurant to visit.

Auggie Pass now available for day students

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The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Augsburg Support for Uninsured Students – The People’s Center

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Augsburg is now working with the People’s Center to provide certain clinic services to students (all academic programs) who don’t have insurance for a $5 co-pay.
The People’s Center is located at 425 20th Avenue South, one block west from Augsburg, off Riverside Avenue.

With a $5.00 co-pay, the following are available to Augsburg students who do not have insurance:

Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
Annual physical exams – 1 per year
Sexually transmitted diseases screening and lab work done at The People’s Center (lab diagnostics done outside of The People’s Center are not covered)
X-rays performed at The People’s Center
Tetanus immunization
Lab tests performed at The People’s Center
Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
Flu shots

If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover medical services through The People’s Center. The clinic will bill your insurance for medical services and you will be responsible for any co-pays or deductibles associated with your insurance. You should check with your insurance provider to see if services at The People’s Center will be covered.

Smiley’s Clinic remains available for students – they accept most forms of insurance.

DPS will provide an escort to The People’s Center and/or to Smiley’s Clinic.

Volunteer with Campus Kitchen at the Farmers Market this Saturday

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Looking for a fun, rewarding volunteer opportunity?? Campus Kitchen is looking for volunteers this Saturday to help us recover surplus produce from Mill City Farmers Market + donate that produce to folks in low-income housing in Cedar Riverside. Sign up here if you’re interested or email Alana Goodson ( or Natalie Jacobson (

Event Announcements

Auggie Cyclists – Join us Wednesday

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If you’ve got a two-wheeled chariot, we encourage you to join us for our weekly August Coffee Clunker. We’ll be supporting local coffee establishments, while getting ready for the new semester, and getting a few extra miles under our belt.

Feel free to hop off the route whenever you need to leave.
This is open to cyclists of all levels and abilities, and feel free to leave at any time. We’ll meet on the grassy lawn area in front of Foss at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21
Wesley Andrews Coffee & Tea
111 E 26th St

Tuesday, August 27
Code Blu
2620 E Franklin Ave

Can’t join us? We’d still love you to join our group, track your miles, and keep in touch for future rides — we’re hoping to have one a month over the summer. A link to the route and mileage tracker can be found in the calendar event below — so make sure to add it to your calendar!

Have questions?
Contact Tessa Wegenke ( or Lee George (

Add to calendar.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Sad news about former IT colleague, T. Scott Krenz

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Scott Krenz, academic LFC from 2006 – 2013, passed away last week following a nearly 5 year battle with cancer. His endless patience and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Scott’s memorial service will take place on Tuesday, August 27 at 6pm at Washburn-McReavy, Edina Chapel, 5000 W. 50th St., Edina, MN.
Visitation will begin two hours prior at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Minnesota Opera ( ), TU Dance ( ), and the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center ( ).

For people wanting to send flowers the family recommends

Lindskoog Florist

A Johnson & Sons Florist


REI Backpack for sale

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Only used this backpack a few times. Clearing out our extra camping and backpacking equipment. It is in excellent shape. Clean and fully functional. No rips, stains, or tears.
Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps (height and size). Adjustable Padded Waist Strap (width and size). Adjustable Back Padding (height).
Measures Approximately: 26” High, 12” to 15” wide (tapered), 10” Deep.
80 liter capacity.
Price negotiable.

REI Traverse Evening Star 80 liter backpack