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

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

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: inside.augsburg.edu/experientialed

The second is a comprehensive library guide, covering topics from theory to resources for course design, ideas for reflection activities, and more!
https://library.augsburg.edu/experientialed

Hands-on Drumming Course for Fall

submitted by schmalen@augsburg.edu

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.

General Announcements

Got Spare Office Supplies? Let the MNUDL Take them Off Your Hands

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

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 debate: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies.

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

Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
* Pocket-size portable timers
* 3-ring binders
* 2-pocket folders
* Highlighters
* Pens

If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please arrange your donation at: mnudl@augsburg.edu

If you’d like to make a donation of new supplies, please see our Amazon wishlist here: http://bit.ly/MNUDLWishlist

Donate New Supplies via Amazon

Beware of Toner Phoners

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

There are several unscrupulous businesses out there who attempt to sell you outrageously priced toner over the phone. We have already gotten a call from someone (mis)representing themselves as our printer vendor – Marco, and referencing our fleet of Sharp copiers.

They may start with asking you what is the model or ID# of the copier near your desk. They may say they have extra stock of the toner you need or the price is due to increase. They may offer to ship you a toner on trial. Regardless of what they say, DO NOT give them any information. All you need to know is that you get toner for your copier or printer by either calling the Copy Center at extension x1054 or emailing at copyctr@augsburg.edu.

You will NEVER need to purchase toner for machines in your area.

A quick way to ditch these “toner phoners” is to tell them you would like to transfer them to the person in the organization who purchases toner – they will hang up before you can transfer them!

Overcoming Racism Conference, Nov 15-16

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty and staff invited to participate and learn

Overcoming Racism Conference
Dismantling White Supremacy, Its Power, Structures and Culture
November 15-16, 2019
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul
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Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative 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.

Keynote speakers and performers, 2019
On Friday we will hear from and interact with:
Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist, Political Activist, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, Founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.

Joe Feagin, Ella C. McFadden and Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, does major research on systemic racism, classism, and sexism issues. He has published 70 scholarly books in these research areas, including The White Racial Frame

Saturday morning’s plenary will be an adapted version of “American as Curry Pie” presented by Aamera Siddiqui of Exposed Brick Theatre who will also facilitate dialogue about the performance experience.

If you will need a scholarship, apply right away! You will need to have your scholarship approved before you register.

Registration opens September 1st at https://overcomingracism2019.eventbrite.com

Costs:
Student both days: $70, Student single day: $45. Indigenous/native people are never asked to pay to attend though we do ask that you register. Partial need-based scholarships are available. Volunteers attend the conference for free.

https://overcomingracism.org/about-frec/

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Auggie Pass now available for day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

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, fettingm@augsburg.edu. 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

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

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.

Important Announcement About Choral Placement Auditions

submitted by brauer@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg choral faculty will be hearing placement auditions for Cedar Singers, Riverside Singers, and the Augsburg Choir during the afternoons of September 4th, 5th, and 6th. All University students are eligible – and heartily welcomed – to audition. If you were in Augsburg Choir last year, you are accepted to continue in AC this year, and there is no need to take these auditions. Likewise, Riverside Singers intending to continue in that group are also exempt. But we want to hear you if you are:

 a First-Year student.
 a Transfer student.
 a previous member of Cedar Singers.
 a previous member of Riverside Singers seeking consideration for Augsburg Choir.
 a returning Augsburg student who has not previously been involved in our choirs.

Please take careful note of these audition procedures:

1. Sign up for your audition appointment in Anderson Music Hall. Between the band and choir rooms, M2 and M3, you will find a bulletin board where the sign-up sheets will be posted. Auditions will be heard as follows: 9/4, 3:00-6:00; 9/5, 3:00-6:00; 9/6, 2:00-6:00.

2. Arrive outside the choir room (M3) at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to access and complete the intake sheet and music-literacy assessment. (Never fear: we will use this assessment to inform our work with you, not to exclude you from participation.)

3. There is no need to prepare any song performance for this audition.

4. Results will be posted by Saturday at 5:00 pm on the same bulletin board where you found the sign-up sheets.

5. If you have questions, please contact the Music Office at musicdept@augsburg.edu or (612) 330-1265.

Nota bene: If you are a first year or new transfer student music major, you will be required to choose a Thursday audition appointment.

We look forward to hearing you!

Kristina G. Boerger, DMA
Schwartz Professor of Choral Leadership
Director of Augsburg Choir

Allyss Haecker, DMA
Director, Riverside Singers

Ryan LaBoy, MM
Director, Cedar Singers

Event Announcements

Celebration and Send-Off for Rachel Svanoe Moynihan

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Come join the Sabo Center as we celebrate our dear colleague Rachel Svanoe Moynihan, who is departing Augsburg for an exciting new opportunity at HECUA. Rachel’s work and person has made innumerable impacts on the Augsburg community, from the establishment and stewardship of the Cedar Commons space to LEAD Fellows, interfaith work, organizing in Cedar-Riverside around youth leadership, arts and social change work, cultivating key community partnerships, and SO much more. We are thrilled for Rachel as she embarks on this new adventure, but we will sorely miss her keen questions, compassionate presence, generous listening ear, spunk, creativity, and all-around excellence.

Come for delicious treats, good conversation, and to say goodbye and good luck to Rachel on Wednesday, September 4, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Sabo Center (LL Anderson Residence Hall).

Very brief remarks will be given around 2:15 p.m.

Free Registration: Human Rights Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

The Human Rights Forum, Monday and Tuesday, October 28—29, 2019, includes plenaries, hands-on workshops, networking, and breakout sessions. We will have a total of approximately 15-20 speakers, including six activists from the Human Rights Foundation.

Access to the Forum is FREE of charge for Augsburg students, faculty and staff (via your @augsburg.edu account), but registration is required. Please follow the link below to register. We allow one registration per email.

A normal class schedule will be held at Augsburg during these two days with opportunities for classes to attend the Forum sessions or have guest speakers visit classrooms.

Contact us (extension 1378) if you are interested in brainstorming ideas for your own involvement whether you are a student, staff or faculty. We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional information about the Forum can be found here: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

Free Registration

Keeping Track of Auggies

Prof. Emeritus Bibus completed training for writing social work licensing exam items

submitted by bibus@augsburg.edu

In August, Professor Emeritus Tony Bibus completed the three-day training conducted by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for licensing examination item writers. He is planning to submit thirty multiple-choice test items for possible inclusion in the clinical examination that social workers take to be licensed in the United States and Canada.

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