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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Facilities and Custodial Cleaning and Disinfecting

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities and custodial staff are on campus busy with cleaning and disinfecting all areas across campus. Facilities staff are changing HVAC filters to improve air quality. For more detailed information you can follow the link below.

https://inside.augsburg.edu/facilities/2020/03/20/cleaning-and-disinfecting/

Temporary Change to Escort Policy

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the campus community Public Safety will be suspending all vehicle escorts until further notice. Public Safety staff will still be providing walking escorts on campus, as well as to Fairview-Riverside Hospital and the People’s Center Riverside facilities.

If you are feeling ill and are not able to walk with Public Safety staff to Fairview or the People’s Center, you should still contact Public Safety at 612-330-1717 and we will have emergency medical services (ambulance service) assist in transporting you to the proper healthcare facility.

We will reassess this temporary policy change on 3/30/2020. Any questions about this temporary policy change should be directed to publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Teaching and Learning

Online Alternative Teaching Strategy Workshops March 23-27

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

In order to assist instructors with preparing to provide alternative modes of teaching in the coming weeks, the E-Learning team is hosting a series of online workshops. Please note, the team will be available for 10 minutes following these sessions for any additional, individual questions. Please see the link below for the complete schedule.

http://go.augsburg.edu/altworkshops

Monday’s Online Alternative Teaching Strategy Workshops (March 23)

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

-10:00 am Zoom for Beginners (1 hour) How to add the Zoom app, Schedule Zoom meetings, Host a Zoom session, and use basic hosting tools
-11:30 am Alternative Class Scheduling (30 min) Redesign your Moodle weekly topic sections for alternative delivery of learning.
-1:00 pm VoiceThread (1 hour) How to record lectures in VoiceThread and share them in your Moodle course(s).
-9:00 pm Zoom (Late Night Edition) (1 hour) an open session for practice and consultation.
Team members will be available for 10 minutes following these sessions for any additional, individual questions.
All sessions can be accessed using the link below:

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/372617657

White Fragility and Microagressions In the Workplace: When Good People Behave Badly

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion webinar series returns on April 23 with, “White Fragility and Microagressions In the Workplace: When Good People Behave Badly.” Learn more and register at https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/white-fragility-and-microagressions-in-the-workplace-when-good-people-behave-badly/

Register Here

General Announcements

“FACE COVID” by Russ Harris, author of the Happiness Trap

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

‘FACE COVID’

How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris

‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

F = Focus on what’s in your control

A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings

C = Come back into your body

E = Engage in what you’re doing

C = Committed action

O = Opening up

V = Values

I = Identify resources

D = Disinfect & distance

Augsburg Students, Staff, and Faculty

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

TO: AUGSBURG STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY

Hello Everyone,

The Center for Wellness and Counseling staff is making changes regarding delivery of counseling services to students, due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

CWC counseling staff will no longer be able to offer in-person office appointments for the duration of spring semester. However, WE WILL be offering students 30-minute WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS by phone with a counselor

To schedule a WELLNESS CONSULTATION with a CWC counselor, please call Dianne Detloff at 612-330-1707, starting Monday, March 23rd. For more information and resources please access https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/.

Phone counseling from ProtoCall services will be available 24 hours a day on Monday, March 23th and Tuesday, March 24th by calling 612-330-1707 and selecting option 1. After that, ProtoCall is available in the evenings, (starting at 4:30 p.m.), as well as on weekends and any other time that CWC is closed. Students may call with any concern or with more urgent matters. This service allows you to connect directly with a licensed mental health counselor.

We sincerely look forward to hearing from you. All of us at CWC care to support your emotional wellbeing the best that we can under these circumstances.

Best wishes and good health to you,

Nancy

Nancy Guilbeault Ph.D., L.P.
Director, Center for Wellness and Counseling
Augsburg University
612-330-1169

Augsburg Students, Staff, and Faculty

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

TO: AUGSBURG STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY

Hello Everyone,

The Center for Wellness and Counseling staff is making changes regarding delivery of counseling services to students, due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

CWC counseling staff will no longer be able to offer in-person office appointments for the duration of spring semester. However, WE WILL be offering students 30- minute WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS by phone with a counselor

To schedule a WELLNESS CONSULTATION with a CWC counselor, please call Dianne Detloff at 612-330-1707, starting Monday, March 23rd. For more information and resources please access https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/.

Phone counseling from ProtoCall services will be available 24 hours a day on Monday, March 23th and Tuesday, March 24th by calling 612-330-1707 and selecting option 1. After that, ProtoCall is available in the evenings, (starting at 4:30 p.m.), as well as on weekends and any other time that CWC is closed. Students may call with any concern or with more urgent matters. This service allows you to connect directly with a licensed mental health counselor.

We sincerely look forward to hearing from you. All of us at CWC care to support your emotional wellbeing the best that we can under these circumstances.

Best wishes and good health to you,

Nancy

Nancy Guilbeault Ph.D., L.P.
Director, Center for Wellness and Counseling
Augsburg University
612-330-1169

Coping with COVID-19: Medical and Mental Health/Coping Supports

submitted by oliverc@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness & Counseling is transitioning our services to remote formats in order to continue supporting the Augsburg student body during these challenging and uncertain times. Please look for an email from the CWC if you have an upcoming appointment scheduled. More information on changes are in today’s a-mail, and posted on the main page of the CWC website.

Additional information on health care (particularly if you are uninsured) and emotional coping can be found on our webpage, Coping with the Coronavirus (please see link below).

Your safety and well being is our highest priority. We are here to support you in the days and weeks ahead.

CWC Coping with the Coronavirus Webpage

Update on Internship and Augsburg Experience

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center has been in communication with the Registrar, Academic Deans, and Chief Student Success Officer to create a plan to accommodate students during this unusual circumstance and to honor the work they have already put into their internships. An email has been sent to all Faculty Supervisors of students currently completing internships.

As you are aware, we recognize that students are likely to be nervous about their futures, including what is happening with internships that they are currently registered for.

On Friday, March 20th we emailed all students who are currently registered for an academic spring internship or a 0 – credit Augsburg Experience. The message in the email included the following text:

In this time of uncertainty, we want you to know that we are here to support you in completing your spring internship.

Since you are registered for a spring internship, the University wants you to know that if your internship site is closed or you are no longer able to meet your hours because of issues related to the coronavirus, Augsburg will honor the work you have already completed.

Please work with your faculty supervisor to determine what needs to happen for credit to be granted. Any student who was using their internship to meet the Augsburg Experience requirement will be granted Augsburg Experience.

For those students that are able to continue to work at their internship you should complete your commitment.

If you have questions, please contact Sandy Tilton, Employer Relations & Operations Associate at 612-330-1472 or email strommen.internships@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Canceled: Zyzzogeton Research Poster Symposium with virtual option

submitted by taveram@augsburg.edu

Zyzzogeton 2020 event will be cancelled. As an alternative, we are offering researchers the opportunity to showcase their research poster on Augsburg’s Lindell Library Idun site. Contact URGO (Solveig Mebust mebusts@augsburg.edu) or McNair Scholars (Lara Crombie crombie@augsburg.edu) with questions.

The poster submission deadline is extended to: Monday, April 13th at 4:00pm.

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