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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)

Spanish Language & Mexican Cultures – summer, multiple SPA course available(Modern Language)

Medical Spanish & Clinical Observership – summer, SPA 218 and SPA399


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

Tech Tune-ups and Tips TODAY at 10 a.m.

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Instructor/Student Support & New Integrated VoiceThread: The new modalities mean students (and instructors) will need a lot of technical support. The first 15 minutes will review resources that assist instructors, as well as those created specifically for students. The rest of the hour will introduce the new VoiceThread LTI integration in Moodle that allows instructors to assess student completion and comprehension of VoiceThread recordings. Learn how to use VoiceThread to create a Welcome Video for your course.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips Schedule/Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Find Fellowship with Other Faculty

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Tomorrow is the second “Fellowship Friday”!

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.

Fridays (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.)

Tech Tune-up and Tips TODAY at 10 a.m. : Instructor/Student Support and New Integrated VoiceThread

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The new modalities mean students (and instructors) will need a lot of technical support. The first 15 minutes will review resources that assist instructors, as well as those created specifically for students. The rest of the hour will introduce the new VoiceThread LTI integration in Moodle that allows instructors to assess student completion and comprehension of VoiceThread recordings. Learn how to use VoiceThread to create a Welcome Video for your course.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips every Tuesday and Thursday 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 Schedule/Zoom Information

General Announcements

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses in Summer Session 2

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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!

WST 481 Queer History in Latin America

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

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

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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

Focus2Career: New Major and Career Exploration Planning Tool for Students

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If you have never thought about planning your career or exploring what you can do with your major FOCUS2CAREER is a good place to start.

FOCUS2CAREER guides you through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision making model to help you choose majors offered at Augsburg, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. You also have access to five reliable and valid research based self-assessments. Your assessment results are matched to occupations and supporting majors at Augsburg.

Please schedule a Major & Career Exploration appointment with a career coach in Handshake after registering for your FOCUS2CAREER account. We are looking forward to showing you how you can use FOCUS2CAREER to find meaningful work based on your talents, interests, and skills.

Access FOCUS2CAREER and create an account on our Strommen Community Moodle Site.

HR Benefits and Payroll Forms: Due Noon Friday, June 26

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To ensure timely processing of payroll for the 7/3 pay date, please submit all benefits and payroll change forms to by noon this Friday, 06/26/2020. This includes all forms for benefits, FSA (including Dependent Care Spending Accounts), HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes, stipends, and honoraria payments.

Email if you have questions or need help.

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 submission. Thank you so much!

Event Announcements

Take A Hike Covid – LGBTQIA+ Hiking Event

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Join LGBTQIA+ Services Director, Max on a socially distant group hike at Fort Snelling State Park. This event is geared to allow students to reground and recenter in a safe and socially distant way. All individuals planning to attend will need to follow safe Covid practicing guidelines set by the Minnesota Department of Health & Augsburg University.

Take A Hike Covid
Thur, July 2nd
10AM – 2PM
Fort Snelling State Park

All those interested, must RSVP on Auggie Life or email Max at

All those to RSVP on Auggie Life will be send additional logistics information & safety guidelines to prepare for event attendance.

Auggie Life RSVP

TODAY: AWE/Campus Cupboard Food + Supply Drive Thursday, June 25 at 3-6 p.m.

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Augsburg Women Engaged (AWE) is sponsoring a drive for the Campus Cupboard (CC) and ShareShop to support students living on campus this summer.

Items can be dropped off TODAY, Thursday June 25 from 3 to 6 p.m., in Lot D at Augsburg. You can also make an online donation which CC will use to purchase small appliances, household items, tools, food in bulk, and gift cards to local businesses such as Seward Coop. Click here to make a donation online: Please select the drop-down designation “Other” and in the “Other” field, enter “Campus Cupboard”.

Items needed:

Non-perishable food such as:
Mac & cheese
Canned tuna/chicken
Canned soup (Preferred: more complex soups, i.e., not ‘cream of’ or tomato )
Protein supplements (chia, flax, veg protein, whey)
High quality granola bars
Canned beans

Hygiene and cleaning supplies such as:
Menstrual products
Shampoo/ Conditioner
Laundry Detergent (Preferred brands: Seventh Generation, Meyers, Method, Biokleen)
Dish Soap (Preferred brands: Seventh Generation, Ecover, Method, Dr Bronner’s)

ShareShop Donation List:
Empty spray bottles for homemade non-toxic cleaning solutions
Tea Kettles/water heaters
Sewing machine – Fully functional, up to 2 machines total
Power strips
Baking sheets – Multiple sizes, including smaller sizes- Prefer naturally non-stick like Nordic Ware® brand rather than Teflon™-coated
New Twin XL bedding
Reusable water bottles – durable and clean (can be used)
Thermos (portable coffee containers) – durable and clean (can be used)
Small fans for dorm rooms

School supplies (bulk packages are welcome):
Notebooks (look for recycled paper and companies with sustainability/ethical/fair trade commitments if possible)

Thank you for considering a donation!

AWE + Campus Cupboard 

AWE/Campus Cupboard Food + Supply Drive

Volunteers Needed, June 26 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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On Friday, June 26, we still need volunteers to join a group of volunteers from Augsburg to help distribute food and supplies from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 2730 E. 31st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, in the heart of the community affected by the unrest following the murder of George Floyd. They have been collecting and distributing food and necessary supplies to community members and are seeking volunteers.

We have reserved 30 spots for Augsburg volunteers. This opportunity is organized by Campus Ministry, Augsburg University Student Ministries and the Muslim Student Association. Plan to meet at the church at 9:30 am. It is a short walk from the Lake Street light rail station. Masks are required and please wear Auggie gear if you are able! Please contact Janice Dames in campus ministry at for questions.
Sign up here today!

Black Writers Healing: online forum featuring Augsburg student Taiwana Shambley Jr.

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Black Writers Healing

Challenging Authors and Writers to Testify About Their Experiences….

Come hear the voices of our writers. With the pandemic, the recent murder of George Floyd, and the current uprisings and rebellions in cities across the nation and the globe, our community needs spaces where we can process and heal. We must write our own stories. How do we address some of the pain, loss of hope and unpredictability that our community is experiencing? How do we change the narrative of who we are? Participate by sharing your thoughts in this Forum!

Guest Writer Panelists:
Keno Evol
Carolyn Holbrook
Artika Tyner
Taiwana Shambley
Tish Jones
Jesse Ross
Dr. Joi Lewis, Moderator

A Community Forum on Zoom
Saturday, June 27th, 2020
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Sponsored and Organized by the MN Black Publishing Arts Collaborative:
In Black Ink
Matter of Africa America Time Corporation
Papyrus Publishing Inc.
Planting People Growing Justice
Strive Publishing
Vermillion Ink Press
Wise Ink

Registration link – Black Writers Healing: Challenging Authors and Writers to Testify

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