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“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Diane Pike

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

“Take 2” is a new weekly series of 2-minute videos by Augsburg Faculty sharing a remote learning teaching tip. In this episode, Diane Pike (Sociology) shares how she uses pre-recorded VoiceThread lectures to prepare students for active learning during Live Remote Zoom sessions.

Take 2”: Diane Pike on VoiceThread prep for Live Remote Zoom meetings:

Become a CTL Fellow

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is seeking nominations for three CTL Fellows positions. Along with the CTL Director and the Faculty Development Committee, CTL Fellows play an active role in identifying, planning, and providing professional development opportunities focused on teaching and learning at Augsburg University. To support this work, CTL Fellows have access to dedicated professional development funds to further their own expertise in teaching and learning pedagogy and share that expertise with the Augsburg community.

CTL Fellows positions are open to all teaching faculty, including adjunct faculty. Applicants should have a strong interest in pedagogy, equity and inclusion, and professional development, but need not be experts in any of these areas. Terms are for 1.5 to 2 years, and new CTL Fellows will begin in January 2021. All meetings of the CTL Fellows will occur remotely via Zoom through May 2021.

The nomination process is simple! To nominate yourself (encouraged), please submit your name and a brief statement of why you would like to be a CTL Fellow to the e-mail address below. To nominate a colleague, please submit their name and a brief statement of why you are nominating them for this position. Please submit all nominations to ctl@augsburg.edu with the subject line “CTL Fellows” by Friday, November 13th at noon.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the CTL Fellows program, please contact Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, CTL Director, at bankers@augsburg.edu.

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

Make Your Voice Heard– Tell Us About this Fall

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

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

Nominate Aspiring Community Leaders: Paid Two-Year Fellowship

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Nomination Deadline: ASAP
Application Deadline November 15, 2020

Lead For Minnesota’s (LFMN) flagship program is a paid two-year high impact fellowship for leaders ages 21-30 to serve their hometowns, particularly in neighborhoods and communities where the narrative of success has meant leaving and never coming back.

Each Fellow works full-time alongside dynamic community leaders, local government and non-profit leaders to address critical challenges and recruit other young leaders to return to and remain in the community, and will receive ongoing support and training from LFMN to ensure they are critical contributors on priority projects from the start.

The summer before their fellowship begins, all Fellows receive 4 weeks of graduate level public administration, leadership, and equity training from leading institutions like the University of Minnesota and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, while also joining other Fellows for retreats throughout the course of the two years.

Nominations: Professors, peers, and colleagues are invited to nominate outstanding candidates in their community. Nominees will be contacted by Lead For Minnesota regarding next steps.

Read more about Lead for Minnesota here: https://www.leadforminnesota.org/

Nomination Form

Capitol Pathways Student Application – Due this Friday

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

The Capitol Pathways Internship Program is a PAID spring internship (January – May 2021) for college students who identify as Black, Indigenous or a person of color. Students will be paid a minimum of $15/hr and work a minimum of 10hrs/week throughout the internship period.
Application eligibility:

This program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:
1. Have completed their first year in college (at least have sophomore status) or have the equivalent number of credits as a full first year student.
2. International students with a J1/F1 visa with authorization to work in the US.
3. Students with undocumented status are encouraged to apply.

Please refer to their website at: https://citizensleague.org/capitolpathways for more details and instructions on how to apply.

The application deadline is November 6th at 11:59pm

Add a Global Course to your Spring Schedule

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Looking for a dynamic and engaging course this spring? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an online course taught by CGEE staff this spring!

These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE faculty from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe using our community connections in those countries. Several courses also fulfill LAF graduation requirements.

Courses for spring 2021 semester include:

COMMUNICATION, FILM, & NEW MEDIA
COM 329-X: Intercultural Communication (Fulfills Augsburg Experience Requirement)

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
CCS 495: Cross-cultural Perspectives: Feminisms in the Americas

HISTORY
HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (Fulfills LAF Humanities)
HIS 195/387: Apartheid, Mandela, and Post-Apartheid in Southern Africa (Fulfills LAF Humanities)
HIS 195/387: Mexican History, Cultures and Cosmovision (Fulfills LAF Humanities)

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POL 353: Political and Social Change in Namibia (fulfills LAF Social Sciences)

RELIGION
RLN 100-C: Religion, Vocation and the Search for Meaning I (fulfills Search for Meaning I)
RLN 409-B: Virtual Immersion: Topics: Faith, Vocation, & Social Change (fulfills Augsburg experience, Search for Meaning II OR Humanities LAF)
RLN 480-A: Virtual Immersion: Vocation and the Christian Faith (fulfills Augsburg Experience, and keystone)

SPANISH
SPA 112-F: Beginning Spanish II
SPA 212-A: Intermediate Spanish II

All of these courses will be available in records and registration, per your usual registration (https://terra.augsburg.edu/recreg/Pages/frmCourseSearch.aspx)

List of Global Courses, Descriptions, and Schedules

Event Announcements

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

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/harnessing-the-power-of-resistance-transformative-leadership-strategies/

Chris Stedman: What Can We Learn from Life Online?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Format: Zoom Webinar – to register see Zoom webinar link below
For much of history, humans have grappled with questions of meaning and belonging within institutions like churches and civic groups. Today, especially in the time of social distancing and online learning, more and more people are moving their search for connection and significance into digital space. The work of being human — exploring life’s big questions, finding a sense of identity and context, and connecting with others — increasingly happens on the internet. How is this changing our understanding of who we are? Join Augsburg University alum and current adjunct professor in Augsburg’s Department of Religion and Philosophy Chris Stedman for a conversation about his new book IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives (out October 20, 2020), what it means to be “real” in the age of Twitter and TikTok, and what we can learn from the novel ways of being and belonging that are emerging online.

The lecture will feature a presentation by Chris Stedman followed by a time of Q & A. This is a free event, open to students, staff and faculty. Registration required at webinar link provided. After registering, participants will receive a link to connect to the event.

Chris Stedman is a Minneapolis-based writer, speaker, teacher, and community organizer. He is the author of IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives (2020) and Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious (2012). Chris has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and PBS.
Previously the founding director of the Yale Humanist Community and a fellow at Yale University, Chris also served as a humanist chaplain at Harvard University. He currently teaches in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg and serves as the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities’ 2020-21 visiting lecturer.

Register for this event online

Healing of the Nation Chapel Service

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am for a service of “Healing of the Nation” with music, word and prayer. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09.
The bulletin for today is available online. http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/2020-11-05_Chapel_bulletin.pdf

Campus Ministry Calendar

Facebook Live Event with Jeff Swenson and Derrin Lamker

submitted by riddle@augsburg.edu

On Thursday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time all Augsburg alumni, faculty, staff, donors, friends, and students are invited to join a Facebook Live discussion with Athletic Director Jeff Swenson ’79 and Head Football Coach Derrin Lamker ’97 as they share updates and take questions on Augsburg athletics in 2020 and what they envision for the future. Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuggieConnections

Auggie Connections Facebook Group

Register Now: MnEEP Cultural Competency Training Nov. 20 and 21

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

REGISTER NOW for November’s Cultural Competency Training

Join on November 20th and 21st for MnEEP’s vigorous and interactive Cultural Competency Training (CCT), a unique PELSB-approved online training.

These sessions help you meet the approved requirements while engaging with your fellow colleagues in an essential dialogue to advance your cultural competency understanding and learn ways to build race equity in your schools, districts, and learning environments.

When: Friday, November 20 from 5-8pm and Saturday, November 21from 9am-noon. (via Zoom)

Cost: $165

Learn more about the MnEEP team and CCT trainers.

CLICK HERE to register as space is limited!

CLICK HERE

Benefits Open Enrollment (and Prizes) – Now through Nov. 13

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment is NOW through November 13. The 2021 Benefits Guide provides additional details about your 2021 benefit plan options and rates.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be virtual this year. Use the Zoom links below to register for one of the remaining live sessions:

Friday, November 6 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
https://nfp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckdO6hqjMsHNexiB2LG7As8uZGkJorkQeC

Tuesday, November 10 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)
https://nfp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqfuysrjwjG9cva81QcyPnPvFAjIG7OWin

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available soon.

To enroll or make changes to your benefit elections, visit:
Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment.

For your convenience, your current 2020 benefit elections will be pre-populated in the open enrollment portal. Even if you are not making changes, we ask that you submit the enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same for 2021. Please note, 2020 pre-tax HSA and FSA elections will end in December, so you must elect an amount for 2021 to continue participation.

**Anyone who enrolls the first week will be entered into a drawing to win some exciting PRIZES!**

A special drawing was held for people who enrolled on the first day of open enrollment. Congratulations to Tia’Lana Hunter and Jacob Enger who each won a bluetooth speaker with charging station!

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

2021 Benefits Guide

Student Play Auditions

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Augsburg Theater Department Virtual Auditions. All students welcome.

Tuesday, November 17 from 4-8
Wednesday, November 18 from 4-8

The Augsburg theater department will be hosting auditions for the winter play, Two Men and a Woman in a House. This production is a student run piece, written by a 2020 Augsburg graduate and directed, designed and performed by Augsburg students.
You do not need to be a theater major to audition or be cast in any of Augsburg Theater productions. Everyone is welcome. Further information is provided in the link below.

Click here for audition information!

Thinking of Graduate School at Augsburg?

submitted by assal@augsburg.edu

Are you thinking of graduate school at Augsburg? Do you know what kinds of graduate level programs we offer? Would you like to know more about what our graduate programs require? If you have answered any of these questions, come and swing by our table in the Christensen Center on Wednesday November 11th from 10:00-12:00 PM to meet our Graduate Admissions team. We can provide you with information on next steps!

We look forward to seeing you soon!
gradinfo@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Graduate Studies

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3BR/1BA Duplex for Rent in NE Mpls

submitted by borwegen@augsburg.edu

DUPLEX FOR RENT in NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS
Available: DEC. 1:
606 Buchanan St. NE
3 Bedroom/1.5 Bath – 1150 Sq. Feet
Rent = $1,850/month
Owner pays: Water & Trash
Tenant pays: Electric & Gas
Also included: Washer/Dryer, private basement access for storage/other use, and 2 stall garage.
Pets: Allowed with permission only and deposit.

Please email me at BORWEGEN@AUGSBURG.EDU for more info, schedule a showing, or for application.

https://www.apartments.com/606-buchanan-st-ne-minneapolis-mn/q7hdqez/