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New – Podcast Ep 44: Parenting in Troubled Times: Addressing Race with Your Children

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) offers options on learning how to interact with children about diversity at home, at school, and in the community.

Fellowship Fridays at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

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Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 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.)

General Announcements

Free Virtual Tutoring

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Students – free subject tutoring is available all year long through TutorMe. Each student will have 3 hours available each week. You can click the TutorMe icon in any of your Moodle classes to be connected. Do not wait until you are deep in to the semester to use this additional support. Make it a part of your studying regime from the start! For more information about this and other learning support, you can visit

Augsburg Dining Service Expanded Service

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Beginning Thursday September 10th, we will be resuming some of our traditional services at Einstein’s and The Commons.

Einstein’s will provide hot sandwiches and coffee drinks along with the chilled beverages and grab ‘n go items. Coffee and bottled beverages will still be dispensed by our staff. Payment will be limited to Flex points, meal replacement and credit cards. No cash transactions at this time.

The Commons will provide expanded hot breakfast and lunch service. Faculty and staff are welcome to use The Commons, though we are still not using cash for payment. All meal plans, including commuter meal plans and flex points will be acceptable. You would be able to pay for your meal with a credit card as well.

At this time, Nabo will be closed on a temporary basis. Please refer to for updates.

Thank you.

Nominations for Staff Senate

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Staff Senate is accepting nominations for two open seats. To nominate someone to serve on Staff Senate, or to nominate yourself, please fill out this form by clicking on this link The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on September 25.

Augsburg staff will be able to vote for Staff Senate nominees from October 2 to October 9. The winners will be announced by October 21.

For more information on Staff Senate, visit our website at

Students: Remote Learning, Studying, and Eating Spaces on Campus

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Students can view the document below to find details about campus spaces reserved specifically for remote learning, studying, and eating during the fall semester.

Reserve a remote learning space in Lindell Library here:

List of first come, first serve remote learning, studying, and eating spaces.

RefWorks canceled – Migrate Your Data Now

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Lindell Library canceled its RefWorks subscription effective September 15. If you use RefWorks to manage your citations, we encourage you to immediately migrate any bibliographic data you may have stored in RefWorks to free alternatives such as Mendeley or Zotero. All data should be downloaded from your RefWorks account no later than Friday, September 11. If you have questions, please contact your library liaison or Mary Hollerich, or x1603.

Migrating from RefWorks

COVID-19 Database in Lindell Library

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Lindell Library’s HeinOnline database added a new collection, “COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law”, which provides:

Factual information on the impact of COVID-19 on public health, economics, society, and the world;

Scholarly articles and external links to supplement their research; and

Hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.

“COVID-19 in America” provides insight into the federal response to the pandemic, covering widely reported topics such as vaccine development, as well as less publicized topics such as the pandemic’s effect on organ donation and transplantation, support for the homeless, and more.

For more information, contact your liaison librarian or Mary Hollerich, or x1603.

HeinOnline COVID-19 in America database

COVID-19: Monitor Your Symptoms Daily with the CampusClear App

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CampusClear is a free self-screening free application for iPhones and Androids that everyone in the Augsburg community must complete daily before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall. Self-screening is an easy action to take and one that is critical in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. Download at

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COVID-19 Testing at Augsburg TODAY: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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COVID-19 testing will be available to Augsburg students, staff, and faculty on Thursday (today) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the quad at Augsburg. There is no preregistration and the testing will be walk-up only, first come-first served, so there may be a brief wait for services. Drive-up and walk-up testing are also available at the People’s Center, 425 20th Ave S, (one block west from Augsburg on Riverside Avenue) Monday through Friday, at the outdoor testing site on 20th Avenue.

The testing process consists of on-site registration with People’s Center, a brief medical appointment (about 10 minutes) for assessment of symptoms/exposure and discussion of risks, and a throat swab test. Results are usually available in 3-5 days and participants will get a call back for both negative or positive results. For this event, result calls will likely go out on Monday 9/14 or Tuesday 9/15.

Participants will need:
Insurance cards/information if they have health insurance. While insurance will be billed, participants are not responsible for any out of pocket expenses, such as copays or deductibles. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance.

A contact phone number to get test results.

A face covering, which must be worn at all times on the test site. Disposable face masks are available at the test site, but participants are encouraged to wear their own masks.

Participants should also be prepared to discuss symptoms or possible COVID-19 exposure and medical risk factors with the health care professional.

Event Announcements

Study in NYC on spring break 2021 – Apply by November 1

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Take a spring semester course that includes a week of travel to NYC on spring break!


Course: HIS 195 – fulfills a Humanities requirement

Program Leader: professor Maheen Zaman

Travel Dates: March 12-19, 2021

We will walk in the footsteps of Malcolm X on our tour of Muslim Harlem as we study the vast diversity of Black Muslim traditions – Nation of Islam, Sunni Black Muslims, West African businesses, and Latinx Muslims of East Harlem. At New York University’s nationally acclaimed Islamic Center, located in the Village, we will observe the Friday prayer in the context of a campus community integrated with its surrounding professional workforce.

Beyond these two sites in Manhattan, we will venture out to Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx to learn from organizers and advocates of immigration rights and civil liberties, investigate the process of social disappearance of working class Muslims in the face of gentrification, conduct oral histories as paired researchers across the five boroughs, sit with disciples of a female Sufi master and experience the ambiance of their spiritual practice, visit the museums of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to critically compare natural and cultural representation of Islam and Muslims, take a ferry ride to Elis Island, Statue of Liberty, and compare that immigration narrative with the memories of exclusion curated at the Museum of the Chinese in America, and so much more.

***Applications due November 1*** Open to all Auggies

Learn more and start an application

Next Week: Forum Webinar – Engineering Affinity: An Easier Way to Create an Inclusive Environment

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When: September 17, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Joseph Santana, CDO PowerCircle
Cost: Free

Learning to accept differences, watching our thoughts, avoiding right and wrong dichotomies, training for unconscious bias awareness—these are all often-recommended steps toward being more open and accepting of others. Companies spend billions of dollars a year on these training programs. Unfortunately, they often fall short. Find out why and take away easy-to-apply, quick, practical ways to create the inclusive environment you want!

Chapel: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am. Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres will preach on “In Boldness, We Confess” We can welcome up to 25 people in the chapel space due to Covid-19 restrictions. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom Chapel services will also be available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. The link to the video will be available on our Campus Ministry calendar. The bulletin for today is available online

TODAY: Theater Department Town Hall

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The social unrest that followed George Floyd’s cruel murder generated much-needed call outs, discussions, and reflections. In June, the full-time Theatre faculty sent a letter titled “Working Towards Racial Justice in the Theater Department” addressing these and stating our commitment to an anti-racist department. We hope you had an opportunity to read and reflect on it.

As promised, the first event with students is the Town Hall Listening Session on September 10 at 4:00pm to center students’ thoughts, questions, and feelings and a working session to collectively come up with the next steps of a plan.

Check your email for the Zoom link, or email!

Engage with World Exploration Week

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Always wanted to study abroad but not sure where to start? Learn all about it from the comfort of your own home next week during our “(Virtual) World Exploration Week” events!

The study abroad office will host multiple sessions to get you started on your study abroad/away planning. The pre-recorded sessions on Monday and Tuesday, as well as the live sessions Wednesday and Thursday are designed to help you explore your options, get inspired, and zero in on questions that will help you find the best program for you.

Then, on Friday 9/18, you will have the chance to ask questions live at the “Virtual Study Abroad/Away Fair.”

Events include:
M 9/14: Getting Started
T 9/15: Finding Your Program
W 9/16: Revolution & Justice Abroad
T 9/17: CGEE Study Centers
F 9/18: Virtual Study Abroad/Away Fair – Connect globally with partners representing 66 programs in 31 countries!

Can’t attend live? No problem! Most events will be recorded and released for students to watch at their own time and leisure. We can’t wait to explore the world with you! Click on the preview pages link below for details, schedule, and registration links.

Study Abroad Preview Pages

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