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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Due to the current situation related to COVID-19 leading to many needing to self-quarantine, Campus Cupboard is offering the service to deliver items from the cupboard to student dorms. Here is a google form where you can choose the items, location, and time you would like to be delivered.
Here is the google form
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These are certainly uncertain times. Here are some good tips on how to manage and help your own mental health in dealing with COVID-19:
1. Separate what is in your control from what is not.
2. Do what helps you feel a sense of safety.
3. Get outside in nature while keeping social distancing in mind.
4. Challenge yourself to stay in the present.
5. Stay connected and reach out if you need more support.
These tips and more can be found at https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
Also check out the CWC Coping with Coronavirus web page for additional resources during this time.
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In our daily lives most people work an average of 40 plus hours a week. Consider the average number of hours worked and add work related stress, deadlines, interpersonal conflict, disgruntle employees and lack of professional fulfillment. You are now saturated in a toxicity! In this podcast participants will get an opportunity to recognize sings of professional burnout and process the impact of daily stress.
In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kamyala Howard MSW, LCSW (WE’RE DIVINE consulting) explores the origins or stress, different types of stress, their effects, how we can overcome them and get to a place of healing.
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The Augsburg University Helpline is determined to help our community navigate the complexity of the current situation. Our team consists of staff, coaches, and advisors ready to answer any questions you may have (or direct you to find answers).
Our main goal is to ensure that everyone has the answers needed to finish this semester successfully.
Helpline Call Center: 612-474-3100
Helpline Email Address: email@example.com
March 23 – 27: 12 p.m to 4 p.m
Sunday: March 29: 12 p.m to 4 p.m
March 30 – April 4: 12 p.m to 6 p.m
Inside Augsburg: Outbreak Planning
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The Campus Cupboard is open 10:30am-3:30pm today.
Check here for updates re next week’s hours:
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Are you interested in making change around campus? Run for student government!!
You can find the online petition online at our Auggie Life Page!!!
if you need assistance filling out the form firstname.lastname@example.org
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As the Minnesota Department of Health shared new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19—and as those guidelines remain in place—University Events has been working with our campus partners to address bringing Augsburg events into compliance.
As of Wednesday night, we’ve contacted all event hosts with events through May 1 and some—for which event hosts reached out to us proactively—for later in May. If you have an event scheduled prior to May 1 and haven’t heard from your planner please reach out to them. If you are hosting an event know you can independently cancel your event. If you decide to cancel your event please notify your planner as soon as possible so they can assist with navigating the cancellation.
There are three alternatives we are discussing with event hosts:
1. Live Stream / Video Conference (or other alternate modality) – Some events can be conducted online, via conference call, or in other ways that do not require face-to-face interaction.
2. Postpone – For events that will be postponed, we are asking event hosts to hold off on rescheduling for specific future dates at this time. Augsburg will be monitoring the situation and University Events will be in touch with updates about rescheduling.
3. Cancel – Many events won’t be able to be rescheduled for a number of reasons.
At this time we are not scheduling in-person events or rescheduling events that would take place March 26 – July 31, 2020. University Events is scheduling and planning virtual events. Fill out the event form for your virtual event and a planner will be assigned to you.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
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TO: AUGSBURG STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY
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 is available 24 hours a day by calling
612-330-1707 and pressing #1. 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 Guilbeault Ph.D., L.P.
Director, Center for Wellness and Counseling