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In case you missed the EDTalk with Lyz Wendland

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

The recording of Lyz’s talk (along with some resources she provided) is linked below and on the CTL website at

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education (can only be viewed with an Augsburg account)

“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

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,325 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

URGO On-Campus Research

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

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This is a pilot program supporting undergraduate research students through federal work-study funds. We are limiting the number of student researchers supported during the 20-21 academic year to 12 students and funding will be determined by a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty from any discipline who need assistance with their research from a student are invited to participate in the pilot. An individual faculty member may propose only one student position who will work 5-20 hours per week and no more than their federal work-study allotment. During the 20-21 academic year, the research projects must follow Augsburg’s guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Please note that the student eligibility for federal work-study and the total number of hours must be confirmed by Human Resources after you complete this form. Open until all 12 positions are filled.

If the student will work 100 hours or less total, we recommend applying instead for the URGO Academic Year research grant.

Questions contact Human Resources at

2020-2021 Federal Work-Study Student Researcher Request Form

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 23rd.

CLS Website

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2021 and August 2022. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend. Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 15th to set up a meeting to learn more.

PPIA Eligibility and Benefits

Explore 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)

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

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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

Students, Do you Need Help with Research Papers?

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If you answered yes, then talk to a librarian! Reference librarians are available via Zoom each weekday 10 AM – 6 PM. Students (and faculty, too!) are invited to meet with a librarian by clicking the “Join us on Zoom” box on the library’s website.

For more in-depth research help, ask the librarian to schedule a personalized research consultation.

Lindell Library

The Strommen Center is Here To Support Auggies

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center is here to support you! Our team can help you connect majors to careers, assist with career research and planning, internship search and registration, and job search guidance and prep (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, interview practice, networking). Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake and check out resources on our Strommen Community Moodle Site.

Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake

Student Job Available: Digitization Lab Assistant

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Do you want to build technology skills for the workplace? Lindell Library is hiring a student assistant for the Digitization Lab! Help us make Augsburg’s history accessible by transforming archival resources into digital resources. You’ll build technology skills and work experience. Apply on Handshake or using this link:

Position Description

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

Mexico Study Center

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Did you know that Augsburg has a study center in Cuernavaca,Mexico? It is one of the most popular (and affordable!) study abroad destinationsfor Auggies.

Augsburg CGEE programs in Mexico are ideal for any studentinterested in learning more about social change from the Mexican perspective. Studentswill take classes in English with a cohort of other students from the U.S. and willinclude a lot of interaction with the community. Host family stays, weeklyprogramming with Mexican students from a local university, guest speakers, andexcursions are all included! Internships are also available, for those whoalready speak some Spanish (two college level courses and above).

Auggies can also complete several graduation requirements, including:Natural Science (with lab), Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences,Recreational Wellness, Humanities, Search for Meaning II, Modern Language, and AugsburgExperience.

Plan ahead now – spring 2021 semester deadline is November 1st,or, fall 2021 deadline is April 1st. See yourself studying abroad inMexico soon!

Learn more about our Mexico Study Center

Help Serve a Meal to People Experiencing Homelessness

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The Augsburg Central Health Commons is looking for people interested in helping serve a community meal at Central Lutheran Church. Because of the constraints of Covid, only a certain amount of guests can enter the building at a time. And, with the cold upon us, we are trying to explore ways to allow more guests to come indoors and enjoy eating their meal inside the building. We can’t do this without more help. The meal is served Mondays 11am-2pm. Volunteer sign up’s and details can be found here For questions or to explore other ways involved, email Katie at

Augsburg Health Commons Volunteer Sign Up

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Residence and Student Life: Next week

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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

VOTE: What’s at Stake in the 2020 Election

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Hello Auggies!

Please join us on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm for a Zoom discussion panel, VOTE: What’s At Stake In The 2020 Election?, as we discuss the importance of voting, last-minute voting info, and what’s at stake in the 2020 election!
Joining us on the panel will be Political Science Professor and Sabo Fellow, Dr. Andrew L. Aoki, and Clinical Psychology PsyD Program Director and Associate Professor, Dr. Margit Berman!
Jot this down on your calendars– you won’t want to miss it!

Zoom Link:

Contact or for questions and details!

Hope to see you there!

Next Week: Race, Politics, and the Workplace

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When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  |  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.

How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?

Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.

Learning Outcomes
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents

Forum Webinar – Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies

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When: November 19, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Dr. Christopher Sansone, Verticle Leadership  |  Maria Velasco, MA, Beyond Inclusion group
Cost: Free

Success in diversity and inclusion initiatives eludes many organizations. Often leaders make the fatal error of avoiding valuable resistance. In this interactive experience, you’ll explore the positive role resistance plays in the implementation of successful diversity and inclusion initiatives. Transformative leaders who know the probable sequence, sources, and variety of fears unique to diversity and inclusion change initiatives can respond proactively through open engagement.

Learning Outcomes
Understanding the role of resistance in diversity and inclusion initiatives
Recognizing resistance and how it can thwart or be openly engaged to support change
Learning leadership strategies to engage resistance as a positive force for diversity, equity, and inclusion change initiatives

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair – October 30

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The 2020 Government & Nonprofit Career & Internship Fair has gone virtual! The Minnesota Colleges and Universities Career Services Association is excited to partner with Premier Virtual to host the 2020 career fair on Friday, October 30 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm.

This fair is open to all students and alumni! Free to participate!

Registration Process: Two Steps
1) Register in Handshake – click on Join Event
2) Register and upload your resume to the Premier Virtual Platform

View Participating Employers:

Need you resume reviewed? Virtual Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays-Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Click on the link below to go to the virtual resume and cover letter drop-in waiting room where a trained Career Peer Advisor will assist you.
Zoom Link:

Please direct questions to

Register on Handshake

All Saints Service on November 5

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All Saints service in chapel and Zoom on November 5 at 11:30 am. At this service we praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us, especially honoring ones who have been personally significant in our faith. We’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at

Campus Ministry Website

Chapel: Matt Maruggi

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am as we continue our religion department series. Today Matt Maruggi, associate professor of religion, is preaching. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom
The bulletin for today is available online.
Chapel services are also available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. To find the link for chapel videos, please visit the Campus Ministry calendar.

Campus Ministry Calendar

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