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Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

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

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)

Music Therapy in China – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get more information about these short term programs

Today’s “3 Days in May” Schedule

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Join us for the third, and final, day of 2020’s “Three Days in May”:

Thursday, 9-10 am
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an Online Environment

Thursday, 10:15-11:15 am
AugSem 2020 – Welcoming and Supporting the Incoming Class of 2024*

Thursday, 10:15-10:45 am
VoiceThread 1 (Intro. to VoiceThread)*

Thursday, 10:45-11:15 am
VoiceThread 2 (Students using VoiceThread to Present, etc.)*

Thursday, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Protecting Learning Spaces on the Internet

Thursday, 12:45-1:15 pm

Thursday, 1:30-2:30 pm
Group Presentations in an Online Environment*

Thursday, 2:30-3:30 pm
Hot Place Social/Closing Session

The full schedule with descriptions is available at

We have also started to post resources from Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s sessions.

Zoom Links (Only Viewable with an Augsburg Email Address)

Resources from the “3 Days in May” Workshops

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We are adding slides and recordings from select “3 Days in May” sessions as they become available. You can find the resources linked on the CTL homepage at The link is also included below. Note that this link can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address.

Resources from 2020’s “3 Days in May”

General Announcements

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

The Study Abroad and Away Office is Open for Virtual Appointments

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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:

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

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Deadline Noon Friday May 15

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In order to ensure timely processing of payroll for the 05/22 pay date, please submit all benefits and payroll change forms to by noon this Friday, 05/15/2020. This includes stipend & honoraria payments, and all forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes.

If you have questions about changing benefits due to COVID-19, please see the Benefits Guide below.

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

Augsburg Employee COVID-19 Benefits Guide

Auggie Grads, Take Part in the #AuggieGrad Social Media Campaign

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With commencement right around the corner, we want to fill you in on the several ways you can help us celebrate you through social media! We hope you take part in sharing your milestone with the world! See the thread below:

1. Use our Hashtag: #AuggieGrad is the official commencement hashtag. We encourage grads, family, and friends to use this for all things graduation. Look through the tag to follow along with the celebration!

2. Instagram templates: Screenshot these templates, fill them in, and post to your Instagram story. Tag “AugsburgUniveristy” on Instagram to be featured on our stories, and don’t forget to nominate other #AuggieGrads.

3. Facebook Profile Picture Frames: Let your Facebook friends know you’re officially an #AuggieGrad with our Facebook profile picture frames! Just click on your profile picture on Facebook, select “add frame”, and search “Augsburg University”.

4. Decorate your cap: Decorating your cap? Share your masterpiece on social media and use #AuggieGrad so we see it!

5. Participate in the virtual ceremony: This week, you will receive an email from StageClip with a link to submit a personal message to be featured during the ceremony viewing. Use our #AuggieGrad Snapchat filter to create your video!

6. Zoom backgrounds: We’ve launched four Augsburg commencement-themed Zoom backgrounds for you to use at your virtual commencement.

7. Share a photo with your cap and/or gown. Use #AuggieGrad so we see it!

We’re excited to celebrate you and we can’t wait to see and share your #AuggieGrad content. Now, create, post, and tag away! Congratulations, Auggies!

Follow Student Financial Services on Facebook

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

If you have any questions regarding your financial aid, verification, and/or payments, please give us a call at 612-330-1046 or email

Schedule a Virtual Meeting

Top 3 Things Students Need to Know This Week

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1. You have until May 15 to decide if you want a letter grade or pass/low pass/no pass grading for the Spring 2020 term. See the details and instructions for requesting this grading change.

2. Campus Box Closing/Forwarding. Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 15th) we will be closing all student campus boxes. See mail forwarding info.

3. The student emergency fund is re-opened. Students who did not previously submit a request to the emergency fund may now do so.

See all COVID-19 updates.

Student Employment Report – 46% have lost a job

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The Strommen Center conducted a student employment survey of day undergraduate students from April 29 through May 11, 2020. The purpose of the survey was to understand how COVID-19 has impacted student employment and experiential learning opportunities for the spring semester and the summer. 151 students completed the survey.

Of the students that responded:
1) 46% lost a summer job, internship, or other volunteer experience
2) 61% are now seeking a job, internship, or other opportunity this summer
3) Loss of income was selected as a stressor by the most students followed by lack of quiet and secluded space to do work and participate in Zoom meetings and classes
4) Lack of quiet space and increased responsibilities at home were stressors selected by the most students that might prevent them from securing a job, internship, or other opportunity this summer
5) Mental and emotional wellbeing programs were selected by many students when asked what programs and services would be most helpful this summer.

Complete results here starting on slide 7:

How can you help?

Encourage students to:
1) Be active and flexible in their job and internship search. Positions are available but they might not be a student’s first choice. Visit to search for jobs.
2) Continue to learn and develop skills even if you are not able to get a job or internship over the summer. Learn how to code, write short stories, or join a professional network.
3) Focus on self-care. Loss of a job or internship is stressful because of the loss of income and also because of the loss of sense of purpose and progress towards career and academic goals. Visit the Center for Wellness and Counseling’s site for resources.

The Strommen Center is in operation all summer and is offering virtual career coaching appointments, workshops, virtual career fairs, and online resources. Students can visit Handshake to make appointments and register for events.

Auggie Student Employment Report

Event Announcements

Sisterhood Boutique Fashion Show – Today at 3:00 p.m.

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The Sisterhood Boutique is holding its 5th Annual Fashion Show (Gone Virtual) today (May 14) at 3:00 PM. The show celebrates the creativity and strength of young women while exploring intersections between sustainable fashion and environmentalism. The fashion show will feature graphic design work by Augsburg’s Design & Agency program, modeling of fashions created from Sisterhood Boutique merchandise, poetry, and a Don’t Rush Challenge video by Sisterhood interns and staff. Join through the event page here: The event will also be livestreamed on Instagram (@sisterhoodmn).

Virtual Town Hall for Faculty and Staff TOMORROW

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A virtual town hall for Augsburg faculty and staff will take place Friday from 10-11 a.m. Panelists will include President Paul Pribbenow, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Karen Kaivola, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Leif Anderson, and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rebecca John. A recording will be posted after the event.

Find the link to register for the webinar (and recordings of past town halls) on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site (link below).

Register at the Virtual Town Hall Meetings website

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