Attention RefWorks users

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

If you use the RefWorks citation management software, please be advised that Lindell Library is transitioning its support from RefWorks to free alternatives such as EndNote or Zotero. If you use RefWorks to manage your bibliographic citations, you should download your data from your RefWorks account no later than Friday, September 11. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your library liaison or Mary Hollerich, holleric@augsburg.edu or x1603.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs has updated its general list of funding opportunities. Check out requests for proposals for grants in your discipline at the page linked here: https://inside.augsburg.edu/grants/funding/

For next steps, visit https://inside.augsburg.edu/grants/
To conduct your own tailored search for grants, visit https://library.augsburg.edu/grants/funding

Forum Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p40/

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.

Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

Virtual Town Hall for Parents and Families: Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Virtual town hall primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on Monday, August 3, from 5-6 p.m. Recordings will be posted after the events.

The link to join the webinar will be posted on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site (link below).

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

New Remote Desktop Options

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Augsburg IT is pleased to announce that an updated Remote Desktop environment (RDP) running a Windows 10 environment with Office 2016 is now available for the campus community. Remote desktop allows Augsburg students, faculty and staff to access network drives, Augsburg-owned software, and certain web resources from off-campus on a Mac, PC or Chromebook. Two versions of remote desktop are available:

*Remote Work – includes Agresso, campus network drives, other administrative applications
*Remote Lab – the same software as on-campus computer labs

Find instructions for setting up remote work and lab:
– Augsburg Faculty/Staff PCs http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpnewpc
– Macs http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpnewmac
– PCs & Remote http://go.augsburg.edu/remotelab
– Chromebooks http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpchromebook

The older Windows 7 environment will continue to be available for a period of time. If you encounter any issues in the new remote desktop environments please contact your LFC or the techdesk.

Star Tribune and MN Urban Debate League Sponsor Criminal Justice Reform Essay, Video, and Audio Contest

submitted by chavezm@augsburg.edu

The killing of George Floyd and the unrest that followed have created a long-delayed but urgently needed discussion on police brutality, inequities in the criminal justice system and racial injustice more broadly.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League and Star Tribune Opinion believe in the power of young minds and voices. We want the best ideas of students between the ages of 10 and 18 about how our communities can continue the hard work of responding to these crucial challenges.The task is to create an original written essay, video or audio file which describes one or two specific changes our community, state or nation should make to reduce racial inequities and injustices in the criminal justice system.Top submissions as determined by a group of judges from the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota will be published in the Star Tribune and shared with leaders across our state and nation

The submission should be entirely created by students, although others may teach new skills, such as operating a camera, microphone or computer software. Submissions must come from young people between the ages of 10 and 18, using their age as of Dec. 31, 2020. You may also submit a group project with up to six friends (seven people total).
Written essays must be no more than 700 words, typed, double-spaced and in 12-point font. Video and audio submissions should be no longer than two minutes and must be submitted in a file format that can be uploaded to YouTube. Any materials from other people (research, writing, video or audio clips, etc.) must be given credit either in the submission or in an additional text document not more than 50 words long.

How Students Can Enter:

Questions can be sent to essaysubmissions@startribune.com. To enter, students should fill out the form below and submit your essay, video or audio file by Aug. 16. This is their chance to be passionate, be creative, and use their own personal experiences as evidence to argue for change in our community.

https://www.startribune.com/criminal-justice-reform-youth-essay-video-and-audio-contest/571568061/

Resources for Emotional Coping Support

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Just a reminder to all that the Center for Wellness & Counseling website has many resources to support our community in emotional coping during this challenging time. The website includes pages such as:
Coping with COVID
Skills to Feel Better Now
Healing from Racial Trauma
Self-Care for Activists
Anxiety Self-Help
Depression Self-Help
Crisis Information
Also, during the summer there is 24/7 access to CWC’s Urgent After Hours Phone Counseling service, just call 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1

Center for Wellness & Counseling

Add a Global Course to your Fall Schedule

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Looking for a dynamic and engaging online or hybrid course this fall? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an Augsburg CGEE online or hybrid course this fall!

These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE faculty from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe. Several courses fulfill LAF graduation requirements. Courses include:

COMMUNICATION, FILM, & NEW MEDIA
COM 329-X: Intercultural Communication (Fulfills Augsburg Experience Requirement)
FLM 295/495: Mexican Cultures through Film

HISTORY
HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement?
HIS 327: Racism and Resistance in Southern Africa and the U.S.
HIS 355: Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America: The Central American Context
HIS 388: Queer History In Latin America

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
WST 355: Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America: The Central American Context
WST 481: Queer History In Latin America
WST 324: Undocumented, Ecofeminist & Queer: Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy
POL 353: Political and Social Change in Namibia

RELIGION
RLN 344: Undocumented, Ecofeminist & Queer: Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies

SPANISH
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
SPA 411: Advanced Conversation & Composition

See fall global courses in Records & Registration

Tuesday at 10 a.m. : Moodle Attendance and Academic Integrity in the Virtual Classroom

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Tracking student attendance will become even more important (for contact tracing and financial aid implications). The first 15 minutes will focus on how to use the Moodle Attendance activity to streamline this record-keeping. The rest of the hour will address strategies and activities that will encourage your students to resist the temptation to cheat.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Recordings/Resources from eLearning and CTL Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am, the eLearning Team has been offering “Tech Tune-ups and Tips”. On Wednesdays at 10 am CTL has been putting on “Practical Pedagogy sessions. As you prepare your courses for Fall, remember that all of the content from past sessions is available to view. Visit the CTL page, and you will find links to Google docs (only viewable with Augsburg email addresses). These Google docs have programming schedules and ZOOM information, as well as links to content from already-offered sessions. Make sure to check them out!

Center for Teaching and Learning

TODAY: Join Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Bridget Robinson-Riegler for Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. 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.

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

Virtual Town Halls for Parents and Families: TODAY and Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Virtual town halls primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on Thursday, July 30, and Monday, August 3, from 5-6 p.m. Recordings will be posted after the events.

The link to join the webinar will be posted on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site (link below).

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Support our West Bank Business Neighbors

submitted by isaacson@augsburg.edu

FYI, the West Bank Business Association is conducting two new fundraising efforts to support our neighborhood businesses. They include a buy one, give one restaurant gift card campaign to support local restaurants with matching funds provided by the Minneapolis Foundation. The other is a fundraising campaign supplemented by the City of Minneapolis to support the remaining costs of window repairs and additional lighting improvements.

To learn more and support West Bank businesses, go to www.thewestbank.org/

Somali Translation Needed for Campus Kitchen

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is looking for translation help from 2 Somali-speaking students two Saturdays this summer from about 2:15-2:45pm. The students would ask residents questions during a fresh produce distribution in Cedar-Riverside. We’d provide a $50 Target giftcard to each student. Email jacobsn@augsburg.edu if you’re interested or know someone who might be.

Forum Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p40/

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs has updated its general list of funding opportunities. Check out requests for proposals for grants in your discipline at the page linked here: https://inside.augsburg.edu/grants/funding/.

For next steps, visit https://inside.augsburg.edu/grants/.
To conduct your own tailored search for grants, visit https://library.augsburg.edu/grants/funding.

Engage with the Strommen Center

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Career & Internship Center is here to support you as you develop the skills you will need to be career ready. From resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills–Strommen Center has the tools to help you, but it’s important to start now. In fact, if you’ve got extra time this summer due to COVID, it would be a good time to start building some of these skills.

Here are various ways you can engage in Strommen Center’s career services, for example:
-you can use our Handshake tool to identify job and internship opportunities;
-you can meet 1 to 1 with a career coach;
-you can use our online major & career exploration tools to figure out what kind of profession you want to pursue;
-you can learn about job fairs, expert panels and courses through Handshake;
-and, you can get your resume and cover letter critiqued and participate in a mock interview.

Engage with the Strommen Center today!

CWC’s 24/7 Urgent Phone Counseling Service

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

During summer sessions, CWC’s after-hours urgent phone counseling service, ProtoCall, is available 24/7 to support students. Just call CWC’s main phone 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1 to talk to a trained mental health counselor for coping support.
For ongoing phone counseling this summer when CWC is closed, Walk In Counseling is providing free, confidential phone counseling (with ongoing appointments available). For other low cost counseling centers in the community, click on the link below.

Low Cost Counseling in the Community

TOMORROW at 2 p.m. : Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. 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.

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

TODAY at 10 a.m.: Feedback Part 2: Keeping Students Apprised of their Progress

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Timely feedback is essential in motivating students to continue to engage in an online class. Previous sessions have introduced asynchronous active learning technologies that can provide immediate feedback (e.g., the Moodle lesson, H5P Interactive video, VoiceThread LTI, Moodle quizzes). This session will give you a “student’s perspective” on Moodle grading as well as important strategies for ensuring students’ have an accurate sense of their grades throughout the semester.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Centralized Mask Purchase is Complete

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

All Augsburg faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on university property, as required by an executive order from MN Gov. Tim Walz that went into effect July 24.

Facilities Management already has made masks available to critical staff, faculty, and resident students on campus, and the university has placed a large order for reusable, adjustable, customized cloth masks that will arrive in mid-August. A variety of Augsburg-specific designs will be available for Augsburg community members in Minneapolis and Rochester, and individuals can opt to receive one mask free of charge as we enter the new academic year.

A key benefit of purchasing the masks in bulk was Augsburg’s ability to negotiate a lower price per piece for a higher quality mask, thereby using university resources responsibly. The mask designs feature Augsburg‘s maroon and gray brand colors, logo, and spirit marks.

Augsburg community members should not pursue purchasing additional face coverings using university funds without first consulting with Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing. Please send questions or comments about the centralized mask order to swansonl@augsburg.edu. Contact Bryan Massich at massich@augsburg.edu to receive a mask from Facilities before the bulk order arrives.

Preview the mask designs.

Supply Drive for Cedar Riverside on August 4

submitted by riddle@augsburg.edu

In partnership with M Health Fairview, Pillsbury United Communities, and the Brian Coyle Center, Augsburg is organizing a Supply Drive for the Cedar Riverside Community.

When:
Tuesday, August 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Where:
Parking Lot L at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 25th Ave S which is immediately east of the Edor Nelson Field and Dome; Augsburg University, 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454.

If you are not able to drop items at Augsburg on August 4th, M Health Fairview is collecting donations from July 27 to August 7, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at two locations: Smiley’s Clinic (2020 E. 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407) and their Midway Campus (1700 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55104).

Donate:
We are collecting new, unopened household supplies and personal care items.

More info:

https://www.augsburg.edu/alumni/blog/

Farewell Gathering for Christy Mattingly

submitted by matthias@augsburg.edu

Come celebrate Christy Mattingly’s new opportunity on Wednesday at 4:00pm!
Christy will be leaving Augsburg at the end of the week to pursue a new opportunity at Pediatric Home Service in Roseville as their first IT trainer! Augsburg will be losing a talented educator and technologist, and she will be missed. We thank her for her dedication to Augsburg over the past 6 years, and for the many ways that she has supported our faculty (and our students) over that time.

We will be hosting a Zoom gathering at 4pm on Wednesday, July 29th. Drop in and wish Christy well.

Zoom Link

Free COVID-19 Testing at People’s Center

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

People’s Center Health Services (one block from Augsburg on Riverside) has drive-up COVID-19 testing that is first-come, first-serve (no appointment necessary). Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 3:45pm; Thursdays from 8:30am to noon. The testing is free if you are uninsured; if you have insurance your insurance will be billed but there will be no charge to the patient. See link below for more information and a new patient registration form to complete and bring to the appointment.

People’s Center COVID-19 Testing

Urgo Alums Working With COVID Give Advice to Current Undergraduate

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Augsburg URGO students often leave our campus with large dreams of affecting change in the world around them. Two such students are Will Matchett PhD ’13 and Brittany Kimball MD ’13. These alumni pursued different career paths in STEM that are directly shaping healthcare in our current COVID world.

Read more about their important work.

“Resilience Skills for College Students in Uncertain Times”

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Are you attending college this year? Whether a first-year or continuing student, in times of a worldwide pandemic and massive civil unrest, developing and enhancing Resilience Skills is more important than ever. This live, online, experiential playshop provides an introduction to natural ways of restoring resilience skills we all need to thrive, including managing energy, calming the mind, and enhancing connections. Each module in this three-part course includes didactic information, large and small group discussions, and mindful movement instruction.
“Surviving through Thriving: Resilience Skills for College Students in Uncertain Times”
Given by: Partners in Resilience (local Minneapolis natural mental health group)
Tuesdays, August 11, 18 and 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m
Cost: $49. Full or partial scholarships available. No eligible student turned away for inability to pay.
LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC are most welcome.
Contact tom@tomglaserLP.com to apply.

Surviving through Thriving Group link

Virtual Town Halls for Parents and Families: TOMORROW and Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Virtual town halls primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on Thursday, July 30, and Monday, August 3, from 5-6 p.m. Recordings will be posted after the events.

The link to join the webinar will be posted on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site (link below).

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

URGO Summer Research Presentations (NSMSCS)

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Today, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, is the last day that Augsburg URGO Researchers from Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click the link to join!
https://augsburg.zoom.us/my/mwentzel

Wednesday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:15
Jason Llapa: Discovery of Actin Rings in Daphnia Basal Bead
Pa Chia Moua: Multiple genes alignment on target genes involved in HPE in Daphnia magna
Reginald Oblitey: How to Make Mutant Human Neuroblastoma cell Line Using CRISPR
Hope Kannare & Andyr Warrington: Assessing the suitability of the medial dorsal thalamus nuclei as a potential target for schizophrenia treatment

11:30 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00 – 2:00
Natalee Lessert: Knee Kinematics in Division III Soccer Players Before and After a Fatigue Protocol
Claudia Radilla: Dog Facial Morphology Genetics
Nicholas Rogge: Exploration of SLC39a14 Gene and the Effects of Manganese Overexposure

Recordings Available for Any Training You May Have Missed

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am, the eLearning Team has been offering “Tech Tune-ups and Tips”. On Wednesdays at 10 am CTL has been putting on “Practical Pedagogy sessions. As you prepare your courses for Fall, remember that all of the content from past sessions is available to view. Visit the CTL page, and you will find links to Google docs (only viewable with Augsburg email addresses). These Google docs have programming schedules and ZOOM information, as well as links to content from already-offered sessions. Make sure to check them out!

Center for Teaching and Learning

TOMORROW at 10 a.m.: Feedback Part 2: Keeping Students Apprised of their Progress

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Timely feedback is essential in motivating students to continue to engage in an online class. Previous sessions have introduced asynchronous active learning technologies that can provide immediate feedback (e.g., the Moodle lesson, H5P Interactive video, VoiceThread LTI, Moodle quizzes). This session will give you a “student’s perspective” on Moodle grading as well as important strategies for ensuring students’ have an accurate sense of their grades throughout the semester.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

TODAY at 10 a.m.: “Wise Feedback” in the Remote Teaching Environment

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In this session we’ll talk about the “Wise feedback” strategy of responding to student work in a way that makes it more likely students — especially at-risk students — will engage with your feedback and be motivated to and confident that they can meet high expectations.

Wednesdays from 10 am – 11 am: CTL’s Practical Pedagogy Series

Please join CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and guests for the Practical Pedagogy Series every Wednesday from 10-11am. Designed to complement the Tech Tune-Ups and Tips series and Fellowship Fridays, the Practical Pedagogy series will focus on helping you maintain and/or improve your current pedagogical practices using your preferred Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI, aka Augsburg’s “Hybrid”) option: LIve Remote, Blended, or Parallel. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Augsburg CTL website, and weekly topics will be posted in A-mail. We look forward to seeing you!

Practical Pedagogy (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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 graduation requirements:

—NEW YORK CITY—
Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

—GUATEMALA—
Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)
—MEXICO—
Spanish Language & Mexican Cultures – summer, multiple SPA course available(Modern Language)

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

—CUBA—

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer

THR 295 (Fine Arts)

—GERMANY—
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)

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

—CHINA—
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

Forum Webinar – Facing the Reality: Partnering with the Business to Execute D&I Priorities

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: August 27, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Jeffrey Cookson, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW) | Aisha Ghori Ozaki, Allstate Insurance Company | Shona Ramchandani, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)
Cost: Free

Allstate has been on a journey to expand the impact of inclusive diversity throughout the enterprise. This webinar presents unexpected ways business units chose to act and directly face their teams with critical inclusion training opportunities. Hear from a member of the Inclusive Diversity team, and a volunteer facilitator and training partner (LCW) who will share the process and journey of designing, implementing, and delivering a unique learning program aimed at disrupting unconscious bias in the workplace.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/facing-the-reality-partnering-with-the-business-to-execute-di-priorities/

Welcome Selsa Castillo, Human Resources Generalist

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

The Human Resources department is excited to announce that Selsa Castillo joined our team on Monday, July 27 as a Human Resources Generalist. Selsa comes to Augsburg from 3M as a Human Resources Representative, managing employee relations issues, staffing, recruitment, training, and employee engagement at a site of over 700 employees. Selsa holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, with minors in Chicano Studies and Media Studies.

Selsa is excited to work for Augsburg University because it is a faith and mission-based university making an impact in the community and because she believes education is the key to success. In her spare time, she enjoys refinishing wood furniture, fishing, and spending time with her 4 young children, mini sheepadoodle puppy and husband of 15 years.

Along with the HR and Payroll team, Selsa is working remotely and can be reached at castills@augsburg.edu. Please join our team in welcoming Selsa to the Augsburg community!

Centralized Mask Purchase is Complete

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

All Augsburg faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on university property, as required by an executive order from MN Gov. Tim Walz that went into effect July 24. Facilities Management already has made masks available to critical staff, faculty, and resident students on campus. In addition, the university has placed a large order for reusable, adjustable, customized cloth masks that will arrive in mid-August. A variety of Augsburg-specific designs will be available for Augsburg community members in Minneapolis and Rochester, and individuals can opt to receive one mask free of charge as we enter the new academic year.

A key benefit of purchasing the masks in bulk was Augsburg’s ability to negotiate a lower price per piece for a higher quality mask, thereby using university resources responsibly. The mask designs feature Augsburg‘s maroon and gray brand colors, logo, and spirit marks. Augsburg community members should not pursue purchasing additional face coverings using university funds without first consulting with Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing. Please send questions or comments about the centralized mask order to swansonl@augsburg.edu. Contact Bryan Massich at massich@augsburg.edu to receive a mask from Facilities before the bulk order arrives.

Preview the mask designs.

Timely Notice: Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On 7/27 at approximately 8:00 p.m. Public Safety staff were notified of a robbery that occurred around 6:45 p.m. in Lot K near the Ice Arena. The witness officers spoke with said the victim was surrounded by 4 suspects who took the victim’s phone and wallet, and then the suspects fled in a grey Honda with no license plates. The witness did not see any weapons and was not able to provide a physical description of the suspects.

For the full timely notice and safety tips, please visit the Augsburg Public Safety website linked below.

Department of Public Safety Website

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.

Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

Virtual Town Halls for Parents and Families this Week and Next

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Virtual town halls primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on Thursday, July 30, and Monday, August 3, from 5-6 p.m. Recordings will be posted after the events.

The link to join the webinar will be posted on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site (link below).

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

URGO Summer Research Presentations (NSMSCS)

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

On Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Augsburg URGO Researchers from Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click the link to join!
https://augsburg.zoom.us/my/mwentzel

Tuesday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:15
Ethan Poppen: Preparing Polymer Education Tools for the Future
Madeline Rasche: When Life gives you Lemons, make Biginelli’s Lemonade
Barbara Sabino Pina: Fate of Peroxy Radicals
Sean Litwin: To be announced
Justin Holewa: Genome-Wide Identification and Analysis of Chitinases in Barley

11:30 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00 – 2:00
Ted Strombeck: Predicting Personality Types with Machine Learning
David Robshaw: Redistricting in R
Anh Huynh: Gamma band activity is decreased in an animal model of schizophrenia
Jacob Klinger: Adapted for life without walls

Wednesday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:15
Jason Llapa: Discovery of Actin Rings in Daphnia Basal Bead
Pa Chia Moua: Multiple genes alignment on target genes involved in HPE in Daphnia magna
Reginald Oblitey: How to Make Mutant Human Neuroblastoma cell Line Using CRISPR
Hope Kannare & Andyr Warrington: Assessing the suitability of the medial dorsal thalamus nuclei as a potential target for schizophrenia treatment

11:30 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00 – 2:00
Natalee Lessert: Knee Kinematics in Division III Soccer Players Before and After a Fatigue Protocol
Claudia Radilla: Dog Facial Morphology Genetics
Nicholas Rogge: Exploration of SLC39a14 Gene and the Effects of Manganese Overexposure

Virtual Career Fair for Jobseekers with Disabilities

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is hosting a Disability Virtual Career Fair on August 5, 2020.This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for jobseekers with disabilities to attend. Competitive opportunities for every level of candidate, from experienced professionals, recent college graduates and college students with disabilities, to meet online with employers across the nation!

Candidates are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions. Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities and learn about opportunities within a wide range of careers in both the public and private sectors.

After registering for the event, it is recommended participants login to their account and update their profile, upload a resume, enter their educational background, review employers’ job listings, and express interest in specific employers.

Technology Requirements: Google Chrome (recommended browser) or Firefox are required to join video/audio chats or view chat room broadcasts. Otherwise, you may use Safari, Internet Explorer (Version 11 only), or Microsoft Edge.

Register for the event in Handshake

Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) Subscription Ending August 31

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We will not be renewing our subscription to hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) which provides online short tutorial videos on many topics including software like Microsoft products. Over the past 2 years usage has declined greatly and Augsburg is not getting enough value from the subscription. Based on current analytics this impact is minimal due to low usage. There’s an abundance of free tutorial videos online now easily found through searching.

Voices from the Global South – Hybrid and Online Courses this Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Register for a fall hybrid or online course with an Augsburg CGEE global faculty from Latin America and Southern Africa. CGEE’s courses focus on amplifying voices of marginalized people from around the world, many from the Global South. These courses will include interactions with guest speakers from our community partner connections in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Namibia, and more!

There is a huge variety of courses available, including unique courses such as:

-Racism and Resistance in Southern Africa and the U.S.
-Queer History In Latin America
-Mexican Cultures through Film
-Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy
-And many more!

To access these courses, search in Records and Registration under Fall 2020 term. Look for Communication/Film, Gender/Sexuality/Women’s Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, and Spanish, with section designations: “X” for Mexico, “G” for Central America (Guatemala & Nicaragua), and “S” for Southern Africa.

Register for class per usual to reserve your seat soon!

See fall online courses in Records & Registration

Forum Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p40/

Forum Webinar – Facing the Reality: Partnering with the Business to Execute D&I Priorities

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: August 27, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Jeffrey Cookson, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW) | Aisha Ghori Ozaki, Allstate Insurance Company | Shona Ramchandani, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)
Cost: Free

Allstate has been on a journey to expand the impact of inclusive diversity throughout the enterprise. This webinar presents unexpected ways business units chose to act and directly face their teams with critical inclusion training opportunities. Hear from a member of the Inclusive Diversity team, and a volunteer facilitator and training partner (LCW) who will share the process and journey of designing, implementing, and delivering a unique learning program aimed at disrupting unconscious bias in the workplace.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/facing-the-reality-partnering-with-the-business-to-execute-di-priorities/

Free Online Event: Dear White People: Showing Up for Black Colleagues

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Dear White People: Showing up for Black colleagues
Wednesday, July 29, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Register at: https://ehe.osu.edu/events/dear-white-people-showing-black-colleagues/

From the Event Page: Dear White People is a four-part webinar series interrogating whiteness, anti-blackness and anti-racism in education. Part 4 of the series investigates how do you show up for your Black colleagues in schools and campuses?

Find this event and more on the “Justice for George Floyd” Initiatives page linked below.

Justice for George Floyd Initiatives

Free Course: Black MInds Matter

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

COURSE PURPOSE: Black Minds Matter is a public series that is designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black students in education. The series intentionally addresses the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black minds. Tangible solutions for promoting the learning, development, and success of Black students are offered.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
-Identify how assumptions of criminality about Black students are manifested in school, college, and university settings.
-Recognize how socially constructed viewpoints of Black intelligence decenter them as learners in educational institutions.
-Embrace asset-based views of Black students rooted in the concepts of equity-mindedness and institutional responsibility.
-Articulate research-based policies and practices that serve to promote the learning, development, and success of Black students throughout the educational pipeline.

COURSE PREREQUISITES
There are two dispositional prerequisites for this course. Learners must have a willingness to:
1. Acknowledge their own unconscious and conscious biases and the effect this has on the educational experiences of Black students.
2. Engage their personal responsibility for redressing disparate educational outcomes for Black students in education.

COURSE DURATION
Each module requires a 5 hours commitment (including video session and readings).

WHO CAN JOIN?
CORA (Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement) is offering Black Minds Matter for all educators.

Find this and other events on the Justice for George Floyd Initiatives page: https://inside.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/

Black Minds Matter

TOMORROW at 10 a.m. : “Wise Feedback” in the Remote Teaching Environment

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In this session we’ll talk about the “Wise feedback” strategy of responding to student work in a way that makes it more likely students — especially at-risk students — will engage with your feedback and be motivated to and confident that they can meet high expectations.

Wednesdays from 10 am – 11 am: CTL’s Practical Pedagogy Series

Please join CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and guests for the Practical Pedagogy Series every Wednesday from 10-11am. Designed to complement the Tech Tune-Ups and Tips series and Fellowship Fridays, the Practical Pedagogy series will focus on helping you maintain and/or improve your current pedagogical practices using your preferred Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI, aka Augsburg’s “Hybrid”) option: LIve Remote, Blended, or Parallel. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Augsburg CTL website, and weekly topics will be posted in A-mail. We look forward to seeing you!

Practical Pedagogy (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

TODAY at 10 a.m. : Feedback Part 1: Monitoring Student Progress

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

If you are used to seeing your students regularly in the f2f classroom, the transition to an online modality can be unsettling. This session focuses on ways the data available to you in Moodle can help ensure that you keep track of your students’ progress. The first 15 minutes will focus on Activity Completion, a user-friendly report that can give you an “at-a-glance” view of students’ engagement. The rest of the hour will focus on other Moodle activities and tools (logs, the attendance activity, the gradebook) that will provide you with feedback on how your students’ are navigating the semester.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

New Remote Desktop Options – Coming Soon

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

In the next week Augsburg IT will be releasing an updated Remote Desktop client to the campus community. The updated client features a Windows 10 environment with Office 2016 and other updated apps. Augsburg-managed PCs will find a new “Remote Work” connection file on the desktop that will allow them to connect to the new client. Instructions for Macs and computers not owned by Augsburg will also be made available in an upcoming communication.

Two versions of remote desktop will be available:
Remote Work – includes Agresso, campus network drives, other administrative applications
Remote Labs – the same software as on-campus computer labs

Augsburg IT wishes to thank the Registrar’s office and other ‘early adopters’ that helped beta-test these services.

Virtual Town Halls for Parents and Families 7/30 and 8/3

Virtual town halls primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on Thursday, July 30, and Monday, August 3, from 5-6 p.m. Recordings will be posted after the events. The link to join the webinar will be posted on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

 

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.

Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

Support Our West Bank Business Neighbors

submitted by isaacson@augsburg.edu

FYI, the West Bank Business Association is conducting two new fundraising efforts to support our neighborhood businesses. They include a buy one, give one restaurant gift card campaign to support local restaurants with matching funds provided by the Minneapolis Foundation. The other is a fundraising campaign supplemented by the City of Minneapolis to support the remaining costs of window repairs and additional lighting improvements.

To learn more and support West Bank businesses, go to www.thewestbank.org/

Lunches Needed for South Mpls Distribution Site

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has continued to distribute food and supplies to neighbors every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday since the murder of George Floyd and uprisings that followed. The distribution is led by staff of color and runs on volunteer support in order for the 200+ families to receive what they need each day. Augsburg alum Grace Corbin has been helping coordinate volunteer recruitment and is wondering if the Augsburg community can step up and help feed volunteers and staff so they can stay nourished for the day!

Sign up for lunch duty with your family, friends, or co-workers! Order from a local restaurant or make something (using covid-19 precautions) to share. No need to be an expert chef!

Morning and afternoon volunteer shifts to help pack and distribute food and supplies are also available.

And don’t forget that staff have Community Service hours to use for opportunities like this!

Sign up here!

URGO Summer Research Presentations (NSMSCS)

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

On Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Augsburg URGO Researchers from Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click the link to join!
https://augsburg.zoom.us/my/mwentzel

Monday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:15
Jade Boysen: Sulfide Single Crystal Growth: Research Geared Toward Sustainable Electronics
Kei Heltemes: How a Physicist Repairs a CNC Machine
Kong Yang: Title to be announced
Edwin Panora: Computational tools to study physics swimming microrganism pt 2
Gregory Miller: Visualization and Modeling of Aphid Feeding and Reproduction

11:30 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00 – 2:00
Lanie Lobdell: Exploring the Structure of Myosin
McKenna Ellena: Exploring the structure of Tetrahymena Myosin-13 using molecular dynamics
Selena Lor: Optimizing Simulations for the Structural Study of Tetrahymena Actin
Grace Puchaicela: MYOSIN 8

Tuesday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:15
Ethan Poppen: Preparing Polymer Education Tools for the Future
Madeline Rasche: When Life gives you Lemons, make Biginelli’s Lemonade
Barbara Sabino Pina: Fate of Peroxy Radicals
Sean Litwin: To be announced
Justin Holewa: Genome-Wide Identification and Analysis of Chitinases in Barley

11:30 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00 – 2:00
Ted Strombeck: Predicting Personality Types with Machine Learning
David Robshaw: Redistricting in R
Anh Huynh: Gamma band activity is decreased in an animal model of schizophrenia
Jacob Klinger: Adapted for life without walls

Free Course: Black Lives Matter

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

COURSE PURPOSE: Black Minds Matter is a public series that is designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black students in education. The series intentionally addresses the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black minds. Tangible solutions for promoting the learning, development, and success of Black students are offered.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
-Identify how assumptions of criminality about Black students are manifested in school, college, and university settings.
-Recognize how socially constructed viewpoints of Black intelligence decenter them as learners in educational institutions.
-Embrace asset-based views of Black students rooted in the concepts of equity-mindedness and institutional responsibility.
-Articulate research-based policies and practices that serve to promote the learning, development, and success of Black students throughout the educational pipeline.

COURSE PREREQUISITES
There are two dispositional prerequisites for this course. Learners must have a willingness to:
1. Acknowledge their own unconscious and conscious biases and the effect this has on the educational experiences of Black students.
2. Engage their personal responsibility for redressing disparate educational outcomes for Black students in education.

COURSE DURATION
Each module requires a 5 hours commitment (including video session and readings).

WHO CAN JOIN?
CORA (Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement) is offering Black Minds Matter for all educators.

Find this and other events on the Justice for George Floyd Initiatives page: https://inside.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/

Black Minds Matter

URGO Summer Research Presentations (SSHA)

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

TODAY, July 27, from 10:00am to 2:30pm, Augsburg URGO Researchers from Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click the link to join.
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/92637554757?pwd=QUUzWWVIanZNRE9tMGZIbTZNd2Q0dz09

Monday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:00
Jessica Mendoza, “Restorative Justice in MN”
Abigail Eck, “Creating and Supporting Equity and Accessibility in High School Orchestra: Three Teachers’ Perspectives”
Serena Gilman, “Moderators Of Discrimination”

11:00 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:30
Norhan Qasem, “Stress, Coping, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Alexa Nieder, “LGBTQ Resilience and Recovery”
Cameron Phillip, “Muslims in Minnesota: An American Medina”

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 2:30
Danny Reinan, “Transgender Historiography & The Theater”
Ebelin Morales Delgado, “Cultivating Community: How Farmers Markets and The Minneapolis Uprising Created community”
Zoe Barany and Eliaz Wirz, “Whose River? Remapping, Power, Justice, and Sustainability on the Upper Mississippi River”

Free Online Event: Dear White People: Showing Up for Black Colleagues

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Dear White People: Showing up for Black colleagues
Wednesday, July 29, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Register at: https://ehe.osu.edu/events/dear-white-people-showing-black-colleagues/

From the Event Page: Dear White People is a four-part webinar series interrogating whiteness, anti-blackness and anti-racism in education. Part 4 of the series investigates how do you show up for your Black colleagues in schools and campuses?

Find this event and more on the “Justice for George Floyd” Initiatives page linked below.

Justice for George Floyd Initiatives

Wednesday at 10 a.m. : “Wise Feedback” in the Remote Teaching Environment

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In this session we’ll talk about the “Wise feedback” strategy of responding to student work in a way that makes it more likely students — especially at-risk students — will engage with your feedback and be motivated to and confident that they can meet high expectations.

Wednesdays from 10 am – 11 am: CTL’s Practical Pedagogy Series

Please join CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and guests for the Practical Pedagogy Series every Wednesday from 10-11am. Designed to complement the Tech Tune-Ups and Tips series and Fellowship Fridays, the Practical Pedagogy series will focus on helping you maintain and/or improve your current pedagogical practices using your preferred Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI, aka Augsburg’s “Hybrid”) option: LIve Remote, Blended, or Parallel. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Augsburg CTL website, and weekly topics will be posted in A-mail. We look forward to seeing you!

Practical Pedagogy (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

TOMORROW at 10 a.m. : Feedback Part 1: Monitoring Student Progress

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

If you are used to seeing your students regularly in the f2f classroom, the transition to an online modality can be unsettling. This session focuses on ways the data available to you in Moodle can help ensure that you keep track of your students’ progress. The first 15 minutes will focus on Activity Completion, a user-friendly report that can give you an “at-a-glance” view of students’ engagement. The rest of the hour will focus on other Moodle activities and tools (logs, the attendance activity, the gradebook) that will provide you with feedback on how your students’ are navigating the semester.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

It’s Feedback Week

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Tuesday – Thursday, Tech Tuneups & Tips and Practical Pedagogy will be devoted to Feedback. These are all offered at 10 am, and you can find more information and links via the CTL page below.

Tech Tuneups & Tips, Tuesday, July 28: Feedback Part 1: Monitoring Student Progress: If you are used to seeing your students regularly in the f2f classroom, the transition to an online modality can be unsettling. This session focuses on ways the data available to you in Moodle can help ensure that you keep track of your students’ progress. The first 15 minutes will focus on Activity Completion, a user-friendly report that can give you an “at-a-glance” view of students’ engagement. The rest of the hour will focus on other Moodle activities and tools (logs, the attendance activity, the gradebook) that will provide you with feedback on how your students’ are navigating the semester.

Practical Pedagogy, Wednesday, July 29: ‘Wise Feedback’ in the Remote Teaching Environment: In this session we’ll talk about the “Wise feedback” strategy of responding to student work in a way that makes it more likely students — especially at-risk students — will engage with your feedback and be motivated to and confident that they can meet high expectations.

Tech Tuneups & Tips, Thursday, July 30: Feedback Part 2: Keeping Students Apprised of their Progress: Timely feedback is essential in motivating students to continue to engage in an online class. Previous sessions have introduced asynchronous active learning technologies that can provide immediate feedback (e.g., the Moodle lesson, H5P Interactive video, VoiceThread LTI, Moodle quizzes). This session will give you a “student’s perspective” on Moodle grading as well as important strategies for ensuring students’ have an accurate sense of their grades throughout the semester.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Details on MN Governor Walz’s Face Covering Executive Order

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order requiring face coverings be worn in public indoor spaces, and other situations, in the State of Minnesota. The executive order, which goes into effect tonight at 11:59 p.m., is consistent with Augsburg’s current policy on face coverings.

A link to the full executive order is below. Following are several of the key provisions:
>>Face coverings must be worn in all business and public indoor spaces or when waiting in line outside. This includes higher education.
>>Face coverings must be worn outdoors in situations where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
>>Face coverings must be worn on public transit and in other various shared transportation scenarios.
>>Scenarios where temporary removal of face coverings (e.g., eating, exercising) are noted.
>>Face shields are allowed as alternatives to face coverings in some classroom situations.
>>Businesses should allow alternative face coverings (e.g., face shields) or provide alternative services for those unable to wear a face covering.
>>Face coverings are not required for people alone in an office or cubicle with high walls or alone in a personal vehicle.

Augsburg’s face covering policy requires that all staff, faculty, and students wear face coverings while in any common areas while on Augsburg property. Resident students must wear face coverings while out of their residence hall living spaces. Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. See https://inside.augsburg.edu/facilities/ for information.

MN Governor’s Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings

URGO Summer Research Presentations (SSHA)

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

On Monday, July 27, from 10:00am to 2:30pm, Augsburg URGO Researchers from Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click the link to join.
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/92637554757?pwd=QUUzWWVIanZNRE9tMGZIbTZNd2Q0dz09

Monday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:00
Jessica Mendoza, “Restorative Justice in MN”
Abigail Eck, “Creating and Supporting Equity and Accessibility in High School Orchestra: Three Teachers’ Perspectives”
Serena Gilman, “Moderators Of Discrimination”

11:00 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:30
Norhan Qasem, “Stress, Coping, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Alexa Nieder, “LGBTQ Resilience and Recovery”
Cameron Phillip, “Muslims in Minnesota: An American Medina”

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 2:30
Danny Reinan, “Transgender Historiography & The Theater”
Ebelin Morales Delgado, “Cultivating Community: How Farmers Markets and The Minneapolis Uprising Created community”
Zoe Barany and Eliaz Wirz, “Whose River? Remapping, Power, Justice, and Sustainability on the Upper Mississippi River”

URGO Summer Research Presentations

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

On Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Augsburg URGO Researchers from Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Sciences will present their summer research projects. All are welcome to attend!

This is a virtual event; click here to join.

Monday’s Schedule
10:00 – 11:15
Jade Boysen: Sulfide Single Crystal Growth: Research Geared Toward Sustainable Electronics
Kei Heltemes: How a Physicist Repairs a CNC Machine
Kong Yang: Title to be announced
Edwin Panora: Computational tools to study physics swimming microrganism pt 2
Gregory Miller: Visualization and Modeling of Aphid Feeding and Reproduction

11:30 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00 – 2:00
Lanie Lobdell: Exploring the Structure of Myosin
McKenna Ellena: Exploring the structure of Tetrahymena Myosin-13 using molecular dynamics
Selena Lor: Optimizing Simulations for the Structural Study of Tetrahymena Actin
Grace Puchaicela: MYOSIN 8

Tuesday and Wednesday’s schedules will be posted on Amail the day beforehand.

click here to join

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.

Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

Forum Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p40/

Augsburg Mask Policy

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s policy since April is consistent with the statewide executive order issued Wednesday by Governor Walz. The Augsburg policy: All staff, faculty and students must wear face masks while in any common areas while on Augsburg property, based on Minnesota Department of Health guidelines updated in April. Cloth masks are in stock for critical staff and faculty and resident students. Contact Bryan Massich at massich@augsburg.edu to receive one.

Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81

Add a Global Course to your Fall Schedule

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Looking for a dynamic and engaging online or hybrid course this fall? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an Augsburg CGEE online or hybrid course this fall!

These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE instructors from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe. Several courses even fulfill LAF graduation requirements. Courses include:

COMMUNICATION, FILM, & NEW MEDIA
COM 329-X: Intercultural Communication (Fulfills: Augsburg Experience Requirement)
FLM 295/495: Mexican Cultures through Film

HISTORY
HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement?
HIS 327: Racism and Resistance in Southern Africa and the U.S.
HIS 355: Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America: The Central American Context
HIS 388: Queer History In Latin America

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
WST 355: Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America: The Central American Context
WST 481: Queer History In Latin America
WST 324: Undocumented, Ecofeminist & Queer: Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy
POL 353: Political and Social Change in Namibia

RELIGION
RLN 344: Undocumented, Ecofeminist & Queer: Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies

SPANISH
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
SPA 411: Advanced Conversation & Composition

To access these courses, search in Records and Registration under Fall 2020 term and the departments listed above. Section designations are “X” for Mexico, “G” for Central America (Guatemala & Nicaragua), and “S” for Southern Africa. Register for class per usual!

See fall global courses in Records & Registration

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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:

—NEW YORK CITY—
Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

—GUATEMALA—
Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)
—MEXICO—
Spanish Language & Mexican Cultures – summer, multiple SPA course available(Modern Language)

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

—CUBA—

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer

THR 295 (Fine Arts)

—GERMANY—
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)

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

—CHINA—
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

The Importance of Self-Care

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Due to COVID-19 we know many of you have lost your summer opportunity whether that was a job, internship, research, or volunteer experience. We know this loss is difficult and complicated because it may have put you in financial hardship, interrupted progress towards your academic goals, disrupted your career advancement, and just left you with nothing to do this summer. That is a lot.

We encourage you to take some time to 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.

The Strommen Career and Internship Center is here to support you no matter the reason you lost a summer opportunity and we encourage you to make an appointment with us on Handshake and check out the COVID-19 job search resources available on our Community Moodle site.

In addition, the Center for Wellness and Counseling’s website has fantastic self-care resources. They even recently added a Self-Care for Activists section. *Please note: These resources are intended to be helpful resources for your healing and self-care. The links are for information only and are not endorsed or recommended by Augsburg CWC or the Strommen Center.*

Self-Care for Activists

Focus on Feedback: July 28 – 30

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Next Tuesday – Thursday, Tech Tuneups & Tips and Practical Pedagogy will be devoted to Feedback. These are all offered at 10 am, and you can find more information and links via the CTL page below.

Tech Tuneups & Tips, Tuesday, July 28: Feedback Part 1: Monitoring Student Progress: If you are used to seeing your students regularly in the f2f classroom, the transition to an online modality can be unsettling. This session focuses on ways the data available to you in Moodle can help ensure that you keep track of your students’ progress. The first 15 minutes will focus on Activity Completion, a user-friendly report that can give you an “at-a-glance” view of students’ engagement. The rest of the hour will focus on other Moodle activities and tools (logs, the attendance activity, the gradebook) that will provide you with feedback on how your students’ are navigating the semester.

Practical Pedagogy, Wednesday, July 29: ‘Wise Feedback’ in the Remote Teaching Environment: In this session we’ll talk about the “Wise feedback” strategy of responding to student work in a way that makes it more likely students — especially at-risk students — will engage with your feedback and be motivated to and confident that they can meet high expectations.

Tech Tuneups & Tips, Thursday, July 30: Feedback Part 2: Keeping Students Apprised of their Progress: Timely feedback is essential in motivating students to continue to engage in an online class. Previous sessions have introduced asynchronous active learning technologies that can provide immediate feedback (e.g., the Moodle lesson, H5P Interactive video, VoiceThread LTI, Moodle quizzes). This session will give you a “student’s perspective” on Moodle grading as well as important strategies for ensuring students’ have an accurate sense of their grades throughout the semester.

Center for Teaching and Learning

TODAY is Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. 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.

Fellowship Fridays (can only be viewed with any Augsburg address)

HR and Payroll Reminders

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Forms Deadline
To ensure timely processing of payroll for the 7/31 pay date, if you have forms to send, please submit all forms to HR by noon on Friday July 24. This includes retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes, and stipend payments. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Three pay periods in July
Please note: July has three pay periods this year, so the 7/31 pay check for benefits eligible employees may not include some benefits deductions. (Benefits are deducted from the first two pay periods per month.)

Timesheet Deadlines changing to Monday of Pay Weeks
Starting with the 8/14 pay date, please note that all timesheet submissions AND approvals will be moving to Mondays during pay weeks.

Secure Link
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 submission.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.

Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

Somali Translation Needed for Campus Kitchen

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Campus Kitchen is looking for translation help from 2 Somali-speaking students two Saturdays this summer from about 2:15-2:45pm. The students would ask residents questions during a fresh produce distribution in Cedar-Riverside. We’d provide a $50 Target giftcard to each student. Email jacobsn@augsburg.edu if you’re interested or know someone who might be.

Focus on Feedback: July 28 – 30

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Next Tuesday – Thursday, Tech Tuneups & Tips and Practical Pedagogy will be devoted to Feedback. These are all offered at 10 am, and you can find more information and links via the CTL page below.

Tech Tuneups & Tips, Tuesday, July 28: Feedback Part 1: Monitoring Student Progress: If you are used to seeing your students regularly in the f2f classroom, the transition to an online modality can be unsettling. This session focuses on ways the data available to you in Moodle can help ensure that you keep track of your students’ progress. The first 15 minutes will focus on Activity Completion, a user-friendly report that can give you an “at-a-glance” view of students’ engagement. The rest of the hour will focus on other Moodle activities and tools (logs, the attendance activity, the gradebook) that will provide you with feedback on how your students’ are navigating the semester.

Practical Pedagogy, Wednesday, July 29: ‘Wise Feedback’ in the Remote Teaching Environment: In this session we’ll talk about the “Wise feedback” strategy of responding to student work in a way that makes it more likely students — especially at-risk students — will engage with your feedback and be motivated to and confident that they can meet high expectations.

Tech Tuneups & Tips, Thursday, July 30: Feedback Part 2: Keeping Students Apprised of their Progress: Timely feedback is essential in motivating students to continue to engage in an online class. Previous sessions have introduced asynchronous active learning technologies that can provide immediate feedback (e.g., the Moodle lesson, H5P Interactive video, VoiceThread LTI, Moodle quizzes). This session will give you a “student’s perspective” on Moodle grading as well as important strategies for ensuring students’ have an accurate sense of their grades throughout the semester.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. David Crowe Awarded Funding to Continue Mental Health Research

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Dr. David Crowe, Associate Professor of Biology, has received a new subaward from the University of Minnesota, allowing him to continue his research about cortical system dysfunction in psychiatric disease. Dr. Crowe will be responsible for the processing and analysis of data associated with the NeuroPlasticity Research in Support of Mental Health (NeuroPRSMH) center at the University of Minnesota Medical School. NeuroPRSMH received a Silvio O. Conte Center grant valued at $15M from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which will fund Dr. Crowe’s work, totaling $95,000, until spring 2025. The title of the impactful new research study is “Dysfunctional State Representations in Psychosis: From Neurophysiology to Neuroplasticity-based Treatment.”

More about the overall project can be found here: https://med.umn.edu/news-events/u-researchers-receive-15m-nimh-grant-study-psychosis (This is supported by the National Institutes of Health under award number P50MH119569.)

Grants and Sponsored Programs

Dr. Vivian Feng Receives Grant to Continue Analytical Chemistry Research

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Vivian FengDr. Vivian Feng, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has received a new research grant that will allow her to conduct another five years of research in analytical chemistry. She will assess the molecular-level interactions between bacterial species, such as Shewanella oneidensis and Bacillus subtilis, and engineered nanoparticles.

Dr. Feng will lead undergraduate researchers to collect and analyze the resulting measurements. This work is a key component of the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN), which recently received a five-year renewal to continue its research, education, and public engagement activities, at a sum of $4M per year. Among the ten other collaborating universities within the center, Augsburg is the only primarily undergraduate institution. Dr. Feng’s grant award totals $400,000.

Read more about the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology here:  https://susnano.wisc.edu/ (This is supported by the National Science Foundation under award number CHE-2001611.)

Grants and Sponsored Programs

HR and Payroll Reminders

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Forms Deadline
To ensure timely processing of payroll for the 7/31 pay date, if you have forms to send, please submit all forms to HR by noon on Friday July 24. This includes retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes, and stipend payments. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Three pay periods in July
Please note: July has three pay periods this year, so the 7/31 pay check for benefits eligible employees may not include some benefits deductions. (Benefits are deducted from the first two pay periods per month.)

Timesheet Deadlines changing to Monday of Pay Weeks
Starting with the 8/14 pay date, please note that all timesheet submissions AND approvals will be moving to Mondays during pay weeks.

Secure Link
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 submission.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. 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.

Fellowship Fridays (can only be viewed with any Augsburg address)

CWC’s 24/7 Urgent Phone Counseling Service

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

During summer sessions, CWC’s after-hours urgent phone counseling service, ProtoCall, is available 24/7 to support students. Just call CWC’s main phone 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1 to talk to a trained mental health counselor for coping support.
For ongoing phone counseling this summer when CWC is closed, Walk In Counseling is providing free, confidential phone counseling (with ongoing appointments available). For other low cost counseling centers in the community, click on the link below.

Low Cost Counseling in the Community

Free COVID-19 Testing at People’s Center

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

People’s Center Health Services (one block from Augsburg on Riverside) has drive-up COVID-19 testing that is first-come, first-serve (no appointment necessary). Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 3:45pm; Thursdays from 8:30am to noon. The testing is free if you are uninsured; if you have insurance your insurance will be billed but there will be no charge to the patient. See link below for more information and a new patient registration form to complete and bring to the appointment.

People’s Center COVID-19 Testing

TODAY at 10 a.m. : Moodle Advanced Grading and Effective Moodle Assignments

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Rubrics and Grading Guides are a method for evaluating work, but they are also extremely useful in coaching students through the planning and developing stages of an activity. This session focuses on how you can leverage these advanced grading tools, as well as other features of the Moodle Assignment activity to provide the details your students require for successful completion.

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 (can only be viewed with an Augsburg address)

“Resilience Skills for College Students in Uncertain Times”

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Are you attending college this year? Whether a first-year or continuing student, in times of a worldwide pandemic and massive civil unrest, developing and enhancing Resilience Skills is more important than ever. This live, online, experiential playshop provides an introduction to natural ways of restoring resilience skills we all need to thrive, including managing energy, calming the mind, and enhancing connections. Each module in this three-part course includes didactic information, large and small group discussions, and mindful movement instruction.

“Surviving through Thriving: Resilience Skills for College Students in Uncertain Times”
Given by: Partners in Resilience (local Minneapolis natural mental health group)
Tuesdays, August 11, 18 and 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m
Cost: $49. Full or partial scholarships available. No eligible student turned away for inability to pay.
LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC are most welcome.
Contact tom@tomglaserLP.com to apply.

Surviving through Thriving Group link

Forum Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p40/

Next Week from The Forum – Global Citizenship: Whole World Sensibilities and Responsibilities

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: July 30, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Khadija Ali, Global Language Connections | Shawntera M. Hardy, PolicyGrounds Consulting | Mark Ritchie, Global Minnesota

Global citizenship and interconnectivity allows us to experience and impact the world in more expansive ways than ever before. However, with this new international reach, comes responsibility for simultaneously caring for both our local communities and for others on the planet impacted by our actions or decisions. Given these new realities, how do we ensure our practices and solutions meet increasingly complex challenges at the local and planetary levels?

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/global-citizenship/