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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

Undoing White Body Supremacy Series

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

WHAT:
A foundational series around undoing the patterns of white supremacy, particularly as they exist in white bodies.

WHO:
Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies.
(You will also be joined by the cohort of faculty/staff who’ve committed to a yearlong cohort experience around this work)

WHEN:
Friday September 27th, 9-1pm (lunch included)
Friday October 11th, 9-1pm (lunch included)
Friday October 25th, 9-1pm (lunch included)
** These session will build on each other so we ask that you attend all three, if you wish to participate. We promise we’ll try to avoid Fridays in the future to accommodate who always teach on that day! **

WHERE:
Faith Mennonite Church
2720 E 22nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(Just a block south of the Seward Co-op!)

QUESTIONS:
Reach out to Allyson Green to learn more!

Please follow this link for more details or to register!

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

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

Campus Cupboard Looking for Donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Campus Cupboard is looking for some donations to help stock the cupboard shelves. We are currently looking for:

– Pasta
– Soup
– Dinner box mixes (hamburger helper, etc)
– Snack type item / crackers
– Rice / grains

Any donations you have are greatly appreciated and can be dropped of in the donation bin located next to Einstein’s cafe or directly to the cupboard during open hours:

Tuesday: 11-4
Wednesday: 11-4
Friday: 2-4

For larger donations or if these times don’t work for you feel free to email me: keenern@augsburg.edu and we can set up a meeting time that works for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this message and keeping us in mind in the future. We always appreciate your help in keeping the campus kitchen up and running

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Student Share Shop Opening this Fall–Looking for donations

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me: Keenern@augsburg.edu

Produce Distribution Resumes Mon Sept. 9

submitted by keenern@augsburg.edu

Happy to say that Campus Kitchen will resume produce distribution next Monday September 9th from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing new rules this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

New Inside Augsburg Calendar Has Launched

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

On Monday, August 26, Augsburg launched a brand-new unified calendar (inside.augsburg.edu/calendar). This new calendar allows the University to integrate a number of already-existing institutional Google Calendars and display them on the same platform. Students, staff, and faculty will also be able to submit events manually to the calendar. This calendar will replace the previous calendar on the Inside Augsburg homepage.

This new calendar is the result of advocacy from Day Student Government to streamline events and announcements at the University. During fall semester 2018, a number of meetings were held with key event planners and calendar managers around campus to identity challenges to the current calendar system and how to move forward. Based on those discussions, a team was created in the spring to move forward with the creation of a unified calendar system. This team consisted of:

Michael Grewe, Campus Life (Chair)
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Jami Kadolph, University Events
Scott Krajewski, Information Technology
Stephen Jendraszak, Marketing
Gita Sitaramiah, Public Relations and Internal Communications

The Augsburg University Calendar Policy can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cF1lOy49sS54CZ26kcx27Wy0-OH9ZJsL4IU6TjIlT1c/edit?usp=sharing

Questions about this new calendar can be directed to universitycalendar-mgmt@augsburg.edu.

Auggie Pass now available for day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Nearly 1000 Augsburg day students have picked up their Auggie Pass.

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.

Apply for a Commuter Student Locker

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Free lockers are available for all commuter students (Day undergrad, AU, and graduate) to use throughout the academic year!

Lockers are first-come, first-serve, and are located in the Anderson Residence Hall Basement and Ground Floor of Science Building. To obtain your locker, Log in to Auggie Life and select “Commuter Student Locker Request Form.”

If you have any questions do not hesitate to Contacting Campus Life at 612-330-1418 or Email campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Commuter Student Locker Request Form

Event Announcements

Annual Adjunct Get Together

submitted by mebust@augsburg.edu

This is the first Adjunct Get-Together hosted by the Augsburg Adjunct union, SEIU Local 284, and is a great opportunity for Augsburg adjuncts to get together with old friends and maybe make some new friends. This will be your chance mix and mingle (no formal meeting) to reconnect with friends, get to know your union stewards, ask questions about your union contract, and start talking/planning for our next set of contract negotiations. We will be serving appetizers and refreshments and will have copies of the union contract and union member information, and great conversations. We would appreciate it if you would please RSVP to mattl@local284.com (SEIU Local 284 Staff assigned to Augsburg) so we have an idea on how to order appetizers.

Overcoming Racism: learn and lead at local conference

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Students and the entire community are invited to participate, learn and lead at thelocall organized, Overcoming Racism Conference

Theme: Dismantling White Supremacy, Its Power, Structures and Culture
Dates: Fri and Sat, November 15-16, 2019
Site: Metropolitan State University in St. Paul
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RaceEquityMN/

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
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/

Sabo Center Learning Opportunities this Fall

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship this fall for a wealth of opportunities to learn and connect!

Upcoming events include an open house, “snapshot” brown bag lunches for faculty and staff, the Community Opportunity Fair, a Constitution Day dialogue, workshops, trainings, and more! Check out the blog post, linked below, for more information about all our upcoming events and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/sabocenter) for the latest updates.

Read more about upcoming opportunities to connect to the Sabo Center.

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.

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