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Forum Advanced Grading and Online Discussions TODAY at 10 a.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Long-awaited improvements to grading Moodle Forum discussions are here!! The first 15 minutes will demo the new advanced grading features (rubrics and grading guides) in Forums. Keys to moderating effective online discussions will be the topic for the rest of the hour.

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 (Only viewable with an Augsburg email address)

Learn and Develop Skills with Coursera

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

It is important to continue to learn and develop skills even if you are not able to get a job or internship over the summer. Wondering where to start? Enroll in a free online course or training module through Coursera. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has partnered with Coursera to provide free career-focused, online learning resources to Minnesotans.

Coursera offers 3,800 courses and training modules from over 200 top business and universities, including more than 60 courses from the University of Minnesota. These learning opportunities are aimed at preparing people for in-demand jobs.

For example, students can earn certificates from Google, IBM, and Cisco in such areas as architecture, IT support and SAS programming to prepare for entry-level technology jobs. There’s also room for personal interests, including languages, arts and humanities. Coursera’s most popular course, called the Science of Well-Being, is taught by a professor at Yale University.

The Coursera platform can be used on mobile phones and is available in multiple languages. For those without internet access at home, the courses can be downloaded and accessed offline.

If you are a Minnesota resident and have interest in using Coursera, you must register before September 30, 2020 and will have access to the platform through March 31,2021 and they will be available for a fee after that.

If you are interested in other job training or career exploration opportunities or want to learn more about what training or education pathways are right for you, schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake or email careers@augsburg.edu.

Click here to learn more about Coursera and register for an account.

General Announcements

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 for Uninsured Students

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

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

Event Announcements

Summer 2020: A Monthly Dialogue Series

submitted by poessnec@augsburg.edu

MSS & LGBTQIA+ Student Services would like to announce a new initiative that will begin this summer – a monthly dialogue series. Our liberation is interconnected, and we want to honor that with on-going monthly dialogues that allow us to do the work of community organizing and racial healing. The first of these meetings will be held on July 16th, 2:00 PM, via Zoom. It will be “Monthly Dialogue: Summer 2020” focused on rest, recovery, and connection, and a look at how this summer has influenced all of us.

Please note, this space is intended for students.

Event Details:
Summer 2020: A Monthly Dialogue Series
Thur, July 16th
2 PM

Zoom Link

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

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Home office furniture for sale

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Are you happy with your home office set up? Do you need more furniture? If so, I am currently selling the following home office furniture:

— (Staples) electric (sit-stand) standing desk
— Varidesk chair (adjusts in accordance with the electric standing desk)
— a small mahogany (rolling) file cabinet with glass top
— a small light grey love seat
— external keyboard, mouse, and wrist wrest

Please email Bibiana Koh at koh@augsburg.edu if you’re interested in any of these items. I have photos, dates of purchase, and prices!

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 stipend! Email jacobsn@augsburg.edu if you’re interested or know someone who might be.