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Pre-Faculty Meeting Zoom Session TODAY

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“Wanna Talk About It?” Faculty, you are invited to a Zoom session just prior to this afternoon’s meeting. From 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, you will have a chance to gather with colleagues to share your experiences with online teaching. You are welcome to share your challenges, as well as your positive interactions. Or, you can just listen as others reflect on the observations of others.

The Zoom link is below or you can check out the CTL page ( for joining information.

Wednesday, April 29 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Zoom Link

Get Started Teaching Online

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So you are teaching online this summer? Now what? Come to this informative session to learn about online teaching and learning, including the community of inquiry model and best practices in course design.

Choose the day/time that works best for you. This session will be offered:
Tomorrow, April 30 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday, May 1 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ZOOM links can also be found on the CTL Calendar and in the event details on the CTL page linked below.

Upcoming Events

Workplace 2020: An Intersection of Diversity and Politics

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When: May 21, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: Malii Carolyn, EngageBetween | Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Connecting Differences, LLC

Sharpen your skills at addressing diversity-related issues in a climate saturated by the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign. As Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders, get in front of an unprecedented political atmosphere that filters through our workplaces and creates heightened sensitivity to identity-related trigger points.

This webinar will explore nuanced perspectives and complexities of addressing diversity-related “hot buttons” and consider ways for turning them into teachable moments.

Learning Outcomes
-Identify practical and relevant steps to navigate the intersection between diversity and politics in the workplace
-Apply concepts of intent and impact within the 2020 U.S. presidential race and other real-world contexts
-Clarify the role of DEI practitioners in engaging identity politics

The Forum Podcast, Ep. 31 – Master These Skills. Master Inclusive Leadership.

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Patricia Jesperson, chief curiosity officer at EmployeeEXP, and Amy Tolbert, ECCO International principal, explore the five critical leadership skills they’ve identified to help leaders transform into naturally inclusive leaders.

While emotional intelligence is an important skill when working with anyone different from ourselves, it’s only part of the inclusive leadership equation. Achieving an elevated state of self-awareness is key to developing leaders with capacity to embrace and effectively engage with the increasingly diverse workforce. The Inclusion Matrix™️ is designed for leaders—not only in title, but also those who demonstrate organizational influence.

TOMORROW, Responding Inclusively to Coronavirus – A Forum Special Presentation

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Across the globe, organizations are struggling to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. As they do so, the need to be creative and innovative, to connect with employees on a personal level, to work efficiently and productively, and to help maintain the health and safety of colleagues have become much more prescient and critical. Diversity & Inclusion is an effective methodology for attaining all these goals, in addition to being an end in and of itself.

Join Raafi-Karim Alidina (Frost Included & Forum 32nd annual conference presenter), and learn how to leverage the principles of inclusion and deploy behavioral economics-based “Inclusion Nudges” to help your organization thrive through the crisis.

When: April 30, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Raafi-Karim Alidina, Frost Included
Cost: FREE

Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World – A Forum Special Presentation

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When: May 7, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Stephen Frost, Frost Included

The coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy, but the potential silver lining is that we are living through a time of forced innovation. The leadership behaviors we exhibit will impact the performance of ourselves, our teams, our organizations like never before.

Frost Included CEO Stephen Frost will explore inclusive leadership in this context, learn five key skills essential to survive and thrive in this climate, and leave refreshed and inspired to do the work that will make the most difference.

Learning Outcomes
-Refresh inclusive leadership core skills tailored to the current climate
-Explore what forced innovation means to you, your team and your organization
-Take away 5 key skills you can immediately deploy

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses this Summer

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We are living through a very uncertain time, but The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) remains committed to connecting Auggies to the world through the channels that are still available to us. This summer, you can take online courses in Spanish, Political Science, Religion, History, or Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies with Augsburg CGEE’s instructors in Mexico or Central America.

To access these courses, simply look in Records and Registration under Summer 2020 term and the departments listed below. There is a huge variety, including some specialized courses for upper-level learners! Register for the class as usual.

Courses are offered in both Summer Time 1 (T1) & Time 2 (T2) unless otherwise noted.

WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)

HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (T2)
HIS 388: Queer History in Latin America (T2)

POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy (T1)

RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)

SPA 111: Beginning Spanish I (T1)
SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II (T2)
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Providers
SPA 220: Business Spanish
SPA 224: Spanish for Ministry
SPA 225/325: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II
SPA 316: Conversations in Cultural Context
SPA 334: Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPA 335: Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices
SPA 337: Mexican Civilizations and Cultures

See summer online courses in Records & Registration

Global Opportunities for Fall Semester – Apps Due May 1

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COVID-19 is temporarily changing how we can travel, but CGEE remains hopeful that fall 2020 study abroad programs will be able to run–and the programs below still have spots open. You can use your semester financial-aid package and you’ll get a $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant.

Apps due May 1st.

Learn about historical and present-day challenges in creating national identity and inclusive democracy. The program starts in South Africa and continues to Namibia. Classes in history, political science, religion, and wellness–or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are taught in English. For fall 2020 and Spring 2021: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for Auggies.

Develop yourself as a socially conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! Engage with experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment. Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society. No Spanish language proficiency required.

This program immerses you in Mexican culture, includes multiple excursions, and fosters friendships with Mexican students. With many elective course options, you can complete your language requirements, liberal arts requirements, and Augsburg Experience. No Spanish language proficiency required.

In the event that we must cancel fall programs, the decision will be made no later than July 15, 2020, and students will be offered spots on spring 2021 programs.

Got questions? Email us:
Set up a virtual advising appointment:

Learn more about these programs in Mexico and Southern Africa

Fulbright US Student Program Advising

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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Augsburg GRE Prep Course Online

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Course is full: Please fill out the registration form (link below) to be added to the waitlist.
Augsburg University offers a five-week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators. Throughout the course students will have a chance to take a full-length practice test, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s course will be offered via Zoom.

May 13th – June 15th Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Excluding Memorial Day)

Cost: $100

Please fill out the registration form to be added to the waitlist. Seats will not be held without the registration form. Contact with any questions. Please Note: Only Augsburg students, alumni, and staff may register for this course.

GRE Prep Course Registration Form

General Announcements

Campus Box Forwarding

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Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 15th) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Before fall semester starts we will be reassigning them to all students living on campus, and commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they have a need of one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email with any relevant information. (There is also an option to be reassigned your current box for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall)

We only forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can only forward to US addresses. The forwarding period is 2 months from when the request is submitted after which any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We ask that you contact the people/business sending you mail and correcting it to your permanent address. Also enrolling in online/electronic billing is both environmentally friendly and will save you time (and sometimes money).

Augsburg Central Services

Quick Student Employment Survey

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Please take this quick survey to let the Strommen Center know your work status, how COVID-19 impacted your employment, and how we can help.

This survey is being sent to all day undergraduate students to provide the Strommen Center with an understanding of what activities students will be involved in over the summer and what support they might be seeking from Augsburg.

Find the survey under the Career Center page in Handshake:

Student Employment Survey

When in Doubt, Fill it out – Fill Out Your Census Form

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Make sure you’re counted! Students–fill out the census unless you’re certain someone else has already counted you on their form.

Got to and fill out the form online. If there’s a question you’d rather not answer, skip it, but fill out the rest of the form. Responses are confidential–no law enforcement agencies are allowed access to these census forms.

If you’re living off-campus but not with your parents, you should fill out your own form. Students who lived on campus this semester will be counted by Res Life, so you don’t need to fill out a form. If you’re not certain if you’ve been counted–fill out a form! The Census Bureau would rather have people double-counted than missed.

Political representation, billions in federal funding, and much more is at stake. Don’t let yourself be invisible–filling out the census is a way of making sure your presence counts!

Event Announcements

Find the Hidden Jobs in the Insurance Industry

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Learn how you can find the Hidden Jobs in the Insurance Industry! Join UpTurnships & the Strommen Center virtually on Thursday 4/30 at Noon with speakers Dawn Araya, Vice President, Employer Services at Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC and Mariah Miller, Account Executive Financial Institutions at Travelers to learn about entry level jobs, career paths, and more within the Insurance industry!

Final Week of Virtual Resume Drop-In Hours
Tuesday, April 28 – Friday, May 1
10:00am-3:45pm (CDT)
Get your resume and/cover letter reviewed by a Career Peer Advisor today!

Register for the event in Handshake now!

“Wanna Talk About It?”

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Faculty, you are invited to a Zoom session just prior to today’s big meeting. From 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, you will have a chance to gather with colleagues to share your experiences with online teaching. You are welcome to share your challenges, as well as your positive interactions. Or, you can just listen as others reflect on their observations.

Wednesday, April 29 | “Wanna Talk About It?” | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, ZOOM

Topic: Wanna Talk About It? (Hot Plate Session)
Time: Apr 29, 2020 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Informative Session(s) on Online Teaching

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So you are teaching online this summer? Now what? Come to this informative session to learn about online teaching and learning, including the community of inquiry model and best practices in course design. Choose the day/time that works best for you. This session will be offered: Thursday, April 30 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm and Friday, May 1 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm .

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Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

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Students who have had their study abroad and study away plans derailed this year have begun inquiring about next year.

Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Spring Break and Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes!

Check out the options in these great locations:

Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)

Dakota and Ojibwe Spaces of Environmental Activism & Sovereignty – Spring Time 2
AIS 305 (elective) or ANT 295 (elective)

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

Sustainability and Food Justice in Italy & the US – Summer
HIS 170 (Humanities) or HIS 440 (elective)

Get more information about these short term programs

Keeping Track of Auggies

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