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TODAY at 10 a.m.: Student Video Responses (Poodll) and Interactive Video (H5P)

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The Moodle toolbar includes options for fully integrated, brief (2 min) video recordings. The first 15 minutes will address how this feature provides exciting new options for student responses. The rest of the hour will focus on how to create engaging, annotated videos that are integrated with the Moodle gradebook.

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.

Find the ZOOM information, schedule, and past session recordings in the link below (only viewable with an Augsburg email address).

Tech Tune-ups & Tips

Fellowship Friday Will Return on July 10 at 2 p.m.

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Just a reminder that there is no Fellowship Friday tomorrow, but plan to connect with others on Friday, July 10!

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.

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

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

Fellowship Fridays Zoom Link (only viewable with an Augsburg email address)

Engaging ERGs to Create Impact During These Current Times

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When: July 16, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training | Lisa Strack, Bank of the West
Cost: Free

Are you looking for direction as to how to guide your resource group’s programming, focus, and involvement during these current times? This session will focus on how to chart the course forward for your resource groups, starting with a self-assessment, understanding key areas for resource groups within companies, and how to demonstrate impact and value for your entire organization.
We will share best practices using various industry examples related to planning for action and accountability, during these current times.

General Announcements

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

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

Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

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

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


Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer

THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

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

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

Get more information about these short term programs

Call For Proposals Now Open. 2021 Forum on Workplace Inclusion

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®️ is excited to announce the opening of the Call for Proposals for our 33rd Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion Conference — Workplace Revolution: From Talk to Action.

At this moment in time, we as a global human society are experiencing extreme disruptive change. The Covid 19 pandemic has influenced our ways of being, connecting, planning, and visioning. But as we, The Forum, look to the future with a host of unknown variables, one thing is true. Our highest priority is to continue to foster connections that provide DEI learning opportunities and resources to push bold thinking toward equitable solutions for lasting impact.

We invite you to submit a proposal to be a part of the upcoming program year during this critical time in history.

The submission deadline is Monday, July 27, 2020.

Event Announcements

History Revealed: Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism in MN

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A conversation with Bill Green, Christopher Lehman, and Marty Case will be hosted by Ramsey County Historical Society and East Side Freedom Library. The online event will take place on Thursday, July 9 from 7 pm – 8 pm.

You can find out more in the link below. You can find this and other events/opportunities at

History Revealed: Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism in MN

Global Citizenship: Whole World Sensibilities and Responsibilities in the Time of COVID-19

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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?

Attend a Community Meeting on the Proposed Public Safety Charter Amendment

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Students who live on campus (and other Auggies in Ward 2 – Parts of Cedar-Riverside, Seward, and Elliot Park):

You may have heard about City Council voting unanimously on a Charter Amendment in response to the killing of George Floyd and uprisings here and worldwide. Councilmember Cam Gordon believes it’s time for engagement around this major change to start and is hosting a number of community gatherings to discuss the Charter amendment, answer any questions people may have, and discuss further how this might move forward this year. All residents are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient – note the one in Murphy Park! Please remember to bring your mask and keep distance from other attendees.

Brackett Park, Saturday, July 4, 11:00 am

Murphy Park, Sunday, July 5, 1:00 pm

Luxton Park, Monday, July 6, 6:30 pm

Matthews Park, Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm

Van Cleve Park, Sunday, July 12, 2:00 pm

For Auggies who do not live in Ward 2, find your councilmember and ask them when they will be holding community meetings about this issue:

More background information from Councilmember Gordon:
The Council unanimously passed a resolution committing to transform the way we provide for each other’s safety on June 12, stating that “the City Council will commence a year long process of community engagement, research, and structural change to create a transformative new model for cultivating safety in our city.”

On June 26, Council voted on an amendment that would remove the Police Department as a Charter department, and replace it with a new Community Safety and Violence Prevention department, which will “have responsibility for public safety services, prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.” It will not preclude the City from continuing to employ licensed police officers, but will also not require us to do so.

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