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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Tech Tune-ups and Tips Start Next Week

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am come Zoom with the E-learning Team as they offer two 60-minute sessions each week on how to maximize your use of Moodle and learning technologies as you get ready for classes this Fall. Each session will open with 15-minutes of “pertinent tips & best practices” about important Moodle features/resources. The final 45 minutes will provide training on a specific learning experience or tool.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips will begin next Tuesday, June 23. Use the link below for more information (the document is only accessible with an Augsburg email address).

Tech Tune-ups & Tips Schedule/Zoom Information

Teaching and Learning

Ep. 35 – An Intersection of Diversity and Politics in the midst of the Pandemic, Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Malii Watts Witten (EngageBetween), Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answers questions from listeners that attended our popular webinar Workplace 2020: An Intersection of Diversity and Politics sponsored by AON.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p35/

Fellowship Fridays Start this Week: June 19 at 2 p.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. Beginning Friday, June 19, all faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

*If Friday afternoons don’t work with your schedule, but you would still like to participate, reach out to Bridget or Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, and they will contemplate adding other days/times in the future.

Fridays starting June 19 (no session on July 3) | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, ZOOM

ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

General Announcements

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses in Summer Session 2

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Stay connected to the world this summer. Take a Summer–Time 2 online courses in Spanish, 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.

Register by June 29!

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

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

LANGUAGES AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II
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

submitted by leess8@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

Career Services Assistance Available This Summer

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center is in operation all summer and is pleased to offer virtual career coaching appointments, workshops, and virtual career fairs. Extensive online resources are available on our Strommen Community Moodle Site. Students are encouraged to visit Handshake to make appointments and register for events.

Visit Handshake to make appointments and register for events.

Event Announcements

Prayer Service on June 17

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We invite the Augsburg community to a virtual prayer service led by Augsburg University’s Campus Wednesday, June 17th, to mark the anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. It was on June 17, five years ago, when a young white man – who was a member of a church in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – came to the historic black church, Mother Emanuel, sat with church folks in a bible study for an hour, and then began shooting. Rev. Babette Chatman and Rev. Justin Lind-Ayres will lead a litany of confession and lament remembering these nine lives lost and the pain and heartache caused by the evils of racism and white supremacy.
Please watch for a link for the prayer service in Wednesday’s Amail.

Thursday – More than Meets the Eye: A New Direction for Conversations on Disability

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: June 18, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Jessie Wusthoff, Clover Health

While many companies understand the need to implement legal components related to disability in the workplace, few are confident in approaching the human side of these conversations on disability.
During this webinar, we will introduce different social models around disability and understand how they show up in daily work life. We’ll focus on creating a safe space to understand how these models impact our personal points of view and begin to explore better ways of framing conversations around disability in the workplace.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/a-new-direction-for-conversations-on-disability/

Keeping Track of Auggies

URGO Alumni in Public Health During COVID-19

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

The global pandemic that has swept the world has put a bright spotlight on public health, an important healthcare avenue that directly affects populations across the globe. We spoke with three recent Augsburg graduates pursuing careers in this field, allowing them to shed light on their experiences and the special role public health plays in this crisis.

Read about the exciting futures of Sydney Busch ’18, Chung Lip ’18, and Hamdi Adam ’18!

2020 Augsburg Fulbright Winners

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

URGO is proud to share that we have four Fulbright winners this year!

Winni Godi ’17 has received an ETA Fulbright to Rwanda.
Abdulkadir Sharif ’20 and Eh Soe Dwe ’20 each won an ETA Fulbright to Malaysia.
Natalya Arevalo ’20 was granted an ETA Fulbright to Honduras.

URGO’s history with Fulbright is a long and successful one. In February, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs listed Augsburg University among top 5 producers of Fulbright students at master’s level institution, the sixth time Augsburg was ranked on the list.

The Fulbright program offers recent graduates and graduate students opportunities for research, study, and teaching in more than 140 countries. Since 2007, Augsburg University has had 34 Fulbright students selected for their academic merit and leadership potential.

Read about our most recent Fulbright winners and the exciting work ahead of them!

Classifieds

Call for Artists in Cedar-Riverside

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Springboard for the Arts is searching for artists involved in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood and/or People’s Center to create virtual and physically distanced activities that spread joy, relief, solidarity, information and wellness.

Group and individual submissions, if chosen, will receive a small stipend. Artistic activities should be completed withing 60 days of approval.

Learn more at the link:

More Info