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“Getting Started Teaching Online” TODAY

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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.

Friday, May 1 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/92483166321

ZOOM “Getting Started Teaching Online”

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses this Summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

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.

GENDER, SEXUALITY AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)

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

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

RELIGION
RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)

LANGUAGES AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
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

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

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p31/

General Announcements

Virtual Advising for Study Abroad and Away | Plan Ahead for Next Year

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses for spring break and summer 2021 have destinations in the following locations: Guatemala, New York City, Minnesota Tribal Lands, Cuba, Germany, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

You can also send us an email: abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by our website, below.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Follow Student Financial Services on Facebook

submitted by yangdx@augsburg.edu

You can get the latest updates from important financial aid information to upcoming deadlines & reminders! Please follow us at facebook.com/SFSAugsburg.

If you have any questions regarding your financial aid, please give us a call at 612-330-1046 or email studentfinances@augsburg.edu.

https://www.augsburg.edu/studentfinancial/

Campus Cupboard Food Deliveries

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

The Campus Kitchen team is following COVID-19 protocol. Contact jacobsn@augsburg.edu with any questions.

For now, students cannot access the Cupboard physically. Instead, students (who still live on campus) can fill out a request form to receive a bag of food for pickup in Christensen (near Einstein’s). Food bag delivery times are: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 11am-1pm

Fill out a delivery request form here, as many times as you need!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKxXNj7lWTEgwP1P4PRUy76Iq-S-LSsV3TE8_ybH5jX5rJMg/viewform

Important Timesheet Information for 5/8 Pay Date

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Important Deadlines for Pay Date 5/8:

Timesheet deadlines have not changed – all timesheets must be submitted online by 2 PM Monday, May 4.

Monday May 4 – 2:00 PM timesheet deadline – system is LOCKED.
-If Staff or student employees need to adjust their timesheets after the system is locked, the supervisor should reject rather than approve the timesheet.

Tuesday May 5 – 10:00 AM– Supervisor approval deadline
-Supervisors MUST have all timesheets approved by 10 AM.

Please contact payroll@augsburg.edu for any questions regarding payroll, timesheets, withholding or direct deposit forms. Thank you!

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Deadline Friday, May 1 at Noon

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

In order to ensure timely processing of payroll for the 05/08 pay date, please submit all benefits and payroll change forms to hr@augsburg.edu by noon this Friday, 05/01/2020. This includes stipend & honoraria payments, and all forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes.

To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed; please contact Human Resources at hr@augsburg.edu to receive a secure delivery link for sumbmission. Thank you!

Faculty and staff, share a celebratory video for the Class of 2020

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff,

We’d like to encourage you or your department to record and share a video congratulating the Class of 2020 for finishing the academic year strong and to celebrate their accomplishments. Please use the hashtag #GoAuggies and tag Augsburg so we share these via Augsburg’s social media channels and feature them on Inside Augsburg as we approach commencement day.

Videos must be captioned for accessibility purposes.

Augsburg tags:
Facebook – Augsburg University
Twitter – @AugsubrgU
Instagram – @AugsburgUniversity
#GoAuggies

See examples

Campus Box Closing/Forwarding

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

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 (https://forms.gle/LaGrUkgCRvbVxVsZ8) 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
612-330-1054
mailship@augsburg.edu

Event Announcements

Baccalaureate and Interfaith Sending

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Congratulations to all students graduating this spring from Augsburg University. Your achievement is especially notable in these challenging times. To mark the completion of your time at Augsburg, Campus Ministry is offering two online services that would usually have been held on campus. Everyone is invited to watch these two virtual services. Please note that the link for the Interfaith Sending has been corrected.

The first is our Baccalaureate Service, which is a festive service of music and word held for the graduating class, friends, and family members celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg and offering our blessings to you as you go out into the world. This is a Christian worship service, open to all. The online service this year will be slightly truncated, but it will still be filled with joy and thanksgiving. Pastor Babette Chatman serves as the preacher, President Paul Pribbenow offers a greeting, and a recording of the Augsburg Choir is offered to mark this occasion. https://youtu.be/uQWzzf-K9LY

You are also invited to watch the Interfaith Community Sending service. Graduating students of all religious and non-religious identities are invited to this interfaith service celebrating your educational journey. This service is a special time of reflection and blessing led by the Interfaith Scholar Cohort of 2019-20. https://youtu.be/wVr0NQJEbcY

More information

Celebration of Life: Malia Abdullahi

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Malia Abdullahi. Malia was a junior and a psychology major. To honor and celegrate Malia’s life, a virtual ceremony will be held on May 5 at 11:00 a.m. A zoom link is provided below for those who are able to attend.

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97160336524?pwd%3DNXh1dXkyUVVqNnhjSWVJUW5WVThVdz09&sa=D&ust=1588624948250000&usg=AOvVaw1dkFbZVR4d-dwpj4jcRUmo

Keeping Track of Auggies

Fourth Fulbright Winner

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

URGO is pleased to announce that Eh Soe Dwe (2000 Clinical Psychology) has been named a Fulbright Teaching Assistant to Malaysia. Eh Soe is an Act Six Scholar, Christensen Scholar and Interfaith Scholar. She has been V.P. of ASA, an AugSEM leader, Karen interpreter, Personal Care Assistant, Volunteer tutor of English for immigrants at Open Door Learning, a member of Psi Chic Psychology Honor Society, has studied abroad in Guatemala, the U.K. and Slovenia through CGEE. She also painted a public mural.

Eh Soe’s connection to Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, goes deeper than ancestry, extending to her sense of artistry and mission to serve adolescents across cultural boundaries. Her empathy and generosity of spirit will serve her as an ETA and in a career in youth counseling for the diasporic Karen community; she plans to return to SE Asia to work on mental health accessibility. She has taught ESL to recent immigrants to the US and told us that, because so many of her students come to the US to learn, she feels it is her turn to contribute abroad, adding to her many experiences overseas. Her experience as an Interfaith Scholar will help her navigate the diversity of faiths that she will encounter in Malaysia. She will be an excellent teacher: patient, centered and intentional.

Congratulations and we wish you the best!

Third Fulbright Winner

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

URGO is proud to announce that Abdul Sharif (2000 Political Science and TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge Participant) has been named a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Malaysia. Abdul has won many national awards, including the Gilman Scholarship (by working with Study Abroad and Study Away staff), Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Florida and Tanzania, the Public Policy and International Affairs Scholarship to study last summer at Princeton and the Critical Language Scholarship, which he declined to take the Boren. He also spent a semester in Namibia through CGEE.

He’s been active on and off campus, including being involved in student government, the Pan-African student union, West Bank College Bound, Capitol Pathways and Politics and Law and Society.

Abdul, through words, actions, coursework and professional goals, expresses a genuine interest in learning about the world. He’s attracted to Malaysia because it’s a Muslim majority country, with a strong Hindi contingent and other interfaith communities. He wants to further explore the Muslim diaspora in Asia that he found in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town. Previous teaching and tutoring experiences in the U.S. and Tanzania demonstrate his commitment to assisting others with language learning. A refugee from Kenya, who speaks multiple languages, Abdul understands the challenges and rewards of learning a second language and is driven to provide his Malaysian students with skills to be change agents in their communities. The ETA fits with his goals of working with the Foreign Service.

Congratulations to Abdul!

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