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Queer Studies – Spring 2021

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Introduction to Queer Studies (WST 305)
Spring 2021
Tu & Th 9:40-11:20am

In WST 305—the only Augsburg course devoted exclusively to queer studies—we will raise and address, though obviously not settle, these issues:

• How are sexual and gender norms constructed historically and culturally?

• How do sexual and gender norms, culturally and historically understood, affect LGBTQIA+, cisgender, and heterosexual people’s development and self-perceptions?

• How do past, recent, and developing definitions and theories of human sex, gender, and sexuality generated by LGBTQIA+ persons and communities present alternatives to dominant cisgender & heterosexual traditions?

We apply theories to current, historical, and cultural concerns. We will make use of virtual cultural, artistic, and speaker events related to our topic.

Though the course is designed for upper-level students, there are a variety of possible prerequisites that qualify students to participate with our permission. Please contact either Prof. Doug Green ( or Prof. Mary Lowe ( if you are interested in the course and/or have questions about it, especially regarding prerequisites.

We hope you’ll join us for Introduction to Queer Studies this Spring!

Interested in social change + vocation? Join this Spring Semester Virtual Immersion

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While you can’t travel to Guatemala this spring break, let Guatemala (AND El Salvador!) come to you! Join one of these cross listed classes examining religion and social change in the Central American context – and meet your Augsburg Experience requirement at the same time!

RLN 409-B Study Abroad Topics: Faith, Vocation, & Social Change – A Virtual Immersion
RLN 480-A Vocation and the Christian Faith (Also meets the Keystone requirement for some majors!)

These courses will meet in Spring 2021: face-to-face on Tuesdays and on Zoom on Thursdays. You’ll interact directly with speakers from El Salvador and Guatemala. In addition, course activities will include things like video tours of specific locations with commentary by local people (translated from Spanish or with captions).

There will be an extra course fee of $100 so that we can fairly pay the AMAZING Central American speakers you will get to meet and talk with. If you have questions about these classes, please reach out to Professor Matt Maruggi at

Learn more and register for the classes in Records & Registration!

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Ana Ribeiro

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“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this first installment, Ana Ribeiro (Exercise Science) shares how she collaborated with her Kinesiology students to create a meaningful online assessment for what had (in the f2f classroom) been a memorization test.

“Take 2”: Ana Ribeiro on Online Assessments

TODAY at 3:10: EDTalk Premiere

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This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education
Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design as she discusses wellness, balance and boundaries inside and outside of the classroom, sharing activities practiced in her teaching.

Premieres at 3:10 pm on Wednesday, October 21.
(The recording will be available on the CTL page the following day.)

EDTalk Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Learn More About Google Drive with the E-Learning Team

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The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

General Announcements

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad in Summer 2021

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

Apply by Jan 22, 2021

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

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

Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy
HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF)
HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course
ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction

Music Therapy in South Africa
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 detailed information about these short term programs

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

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You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel: This week is Reformation week. Prayer that goes with you wherever you may be. The Liturgy of the Hours is an ancient practice of prayer throughout the day to help keep track of time.

Campus Ministry Calendar

Tell Us About Your Course Experiences

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The Technology Enhanced Learning Committee has prepared a survey aimed at understanding the student experience this fall. We know you’ve been getting a lot of surveys lately. This short survey is your chance to tell us about the course formats and what your experiences have been like this semester. Hopefully we can use the information you provide to plan for the future.

Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Take the TEL Student Survey

Event Announcements

Proud to Work – Queer Career Fair Tomorrow

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Ready to match with queer-friendly employers?

Proud to Work is Mossier’s jobs and training programming with events, job fairs, and ongoing development throughout the year to keep your D&I momentum going strong.

This year’s Queer Career Fair is online on October 22nd, and job seekers are able to:
– Connect with the 50+ employers that will be ready to chat with you during 1:1 virtual meetups.
– Support with resumés, interview tips, and more helpful content that will help you land the right job for you.
– Networking galore! We’ve got plans post-event that will help you expand the people and organizations in your rolodex.

Register now in Handshake

Let’s Get Sew-cial

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LGBTQIA+ Student Services & ASAC will be co-hosting a DIY embroidery event, Let’s Get Sew-cial.

This event will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at 5 p.m. over Zoom! All participants will need to stop by the Auggies Nest to pick up their supply kit. Supply kits are limited to the first 50 individuals, and will include all embroidery supplies and some goodies!

Let’s Get Sew-cial on Auggie Life

Focused Conversation on Residence and Student Life: This Wednesday

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What We’ve Learned in Residence and Student Life
Wednesday, October 28
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join Sarah Griesse, dean of students; Mike Grewe, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and Hli Vang, assistant dean of students and director of Pan-Asian student services; for a discussion about what we’ve learned this semester about residence life and student life during a pandemic.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required)

All Hands Page

Wednesday Night Worship

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Wednesday Night Worship is at 8:00 pm and you are invited to join via Zoom or on the Augsburg University Student Ministry Facebook page. Tom Witt, Interim Campus Ministry Musician, and Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres, will lead Holden Evening prayer followed by a Bible study. Small group discussion led by the Augsburg University Student Ministries will follow the Bible study. Join by Zoom:

Or on Facebook:

Farewell Gathering for Joe Mann TODAY

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Come celebrate Joe Mann’s new career opportunity today at 3:30 p.m.

Joe will be leaving his position as web manager for Augsburg University and Luther Seminary at the end of the week to pursue a new role with Equisoft. During his more than eight-year employment at Augsburg, Joe has been exceptional at tackling complex problems, thinking strategically about what’s best in the current moment, and developing solutions that will be sustainable for the long term. Joe’s strength in troubleshooting, attention to detail, and clear communication will be tremendous assets for Equisoft. We thank him for his dedication to Augsburg and Luther and for the many ways he has supported students, faculty, and staff.

We will be hosting a Zoom gathering for the university community to pop by to say farewell from 3:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21.

Zoom link

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

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Cold weather is officially here, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom