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TODAY is Fellowship Friday

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Join fellow faculty for conversation. Share your experiences, ideas, highs, lows…

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.)

Tuesday: Recording Tips and Instructor-Generated Video

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Studies have shown that audio and video recordings are an excellent way to promote your “virtual presence” in an online class. The first 15-minutes will provide tips on optimizing your recording “studio” (work area). The rest of the hour will discuss strategies and tools for creating effective video lessons including how to curate your content and add captions.

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)

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Minnesota Department of Human Services Virtual Job and Internship Fair

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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Virtual Job & Internship Fair!

Come virtually meet and greet with providers that are currently hiring for a variety of human service careers. Staff from a variety of agencies across Minnesota that provide services services to people with developmental disabilities and mental health conditions will be offering information and answering questions on:

• Current job opportunities
• Current internship opportunities
• Career paths available to students
• Educational & vocational experiences necessary to be hired in various fields
• The importance of gaining work experience while in school.

Students in the following programs are highly encouraged to attend:
Human Services
Applied behavior analysis
Child development
Social work
Special education/ Education
Speech and language pathology
Occupational therapy
And more!

No pre-registration required!

Register for the event in Handshake.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Exciting Research News for URGO Alum

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URGO alum Mathia (Tia) Colwell ’15 was recently awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) through the University of Minnesota. According to UMN, “The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) gives the University’s most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.” If this award is not enough to convince you of Colwell’s academic prowess, she was also awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award through the National Institute of Health (NIH), which provides two years of funding for her research.

These incredibly impressive accomplishments come after years of study and research that began during Colwell’s time at Augsburg. A graduate from Augsburg’s biology department, her research experience in 2015 under Dr. Ralph Butkowski was a catalyst for her career as a research scientist. “Participating in URGO established a basic foundation of what I could expect in graduate school with developing the logic behind research design,” she said. “I enjoyed the URGO experience so much, that I was thrilled to learn I could pursue a career in research by attending graduate school.” Colwell is currently in the third year of her Ph.D. program, designing and working on a project that investigates the multigenerational effects of arsenic exposure during pregnancy on the epigenome.

Congratulations Tia for your impressive work as a scientist!


Somali Translation Needed for Campus Kitchen

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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 if you’re interested or know someone who might be.

Prices Slashed: Summer Sale — Everything Must Go

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Prices slashed! Summer sale — everything must go!

Electric sit-stand desk and ergonomic adjustable (standing desk) Varichair for sale — 35% off the orignal price! The electric standing desk was purchased from Staples 1.5 years ago and is in mint condition. Dimensions are 27.5″ x 55′. Surface is faux marble grey!

Please email Bibiana Koh at for more information.