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Resources from E-Learning’s Workshops on Using Google Drive

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In case you missed the E-Learning Team’s presentations on Google Drive, you can find links to the recordings and slides from both the Basics and Advanced workshops below. Note that the document containing the links to these resources can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address.

Resources from the Google Drive Workshops

Seeking CTL Fellows

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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 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

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions 11/18 and 11/19

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11/18 at 5pm via Zoom

11/19 at 5pm via Zoom

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application and how to find a faculty mentor!
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.
If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact

General Announcements

Add a Global Course to your Spring Schedule

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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:
COM 329-X: Intercultural Communication (Fulfills Augsburg Experience Requirement)

CCS 495: Cross-cultural Perspectives: Feminisms in the Americas

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)

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

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)

SPA 112-F: Beginning Spanish II (fulfills Modern Language I)
SPA 212-A: Intermediate Spanish II (fulfills Modern Language II)

All of these courses will be available in records and registration, per your usual registration (

List of Global Courses, Descriptions, and Schedules

Additional Resources for the Current Times

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The Center for Wellness and Counseling is here to support all Augsburg students during these momentous times.

In addition to regular counseling services and our after hours urgent phone counseling line, we also have links to many relevant support resources on the CWC website. In particular, some potentially helpful pages include:

Resources for Coping with Election Stress
Skills for Feeling Better Now
BIPOC Mental Health
Dealing with Racial Trauma
Self Care for Activists

We are also happy to support students in connecting with other resources in the local community.

CWC has also recently expanded our wellness and mental health services to give the Augsburg Community 24/7 access to a free service called TAO- Therapy Assistance Online. Please see our website for information about this service and a link to sign up to it for free can be found on our website.

We are thinking of you, and here to support you in any way we can.

Center for Wellness & Counseling Website

Event Announcements

Free Testing for COVID-19; Students get a Chance to Win AirPods

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There are two free state-sponsored opportunities to get tested for COVID-19 at Augsburg. Students who attend, present their student ID, and get tested will be entered in an AirPods giveaway. Faculty, staff, family members, and neighbors are invited as well.

November 11 at 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and November 18 from noon – 6 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring a pre-Thanksgiving testing at Augsburg University. This is a free saliva test. Results take a few days to arrive. To ensure an accurate test, do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to testing. No insurance needed but, if you have it, bring your insurance card. This testing event is open to everyone, symptoms or no symptoms. Off-campus students also are eligible for the AirPods giveaway.

Augsburg Student Music Therapy Association Meeting

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ASMTA is hosting an informational meeting for music therapy students. It will consist of an overview of planned events and a Q and A session. ASMTA is also looking for feedback from students for desired resources and activities. This will be over Zoom on November 10th from 7-8pm. Email to receive the Zoom link or save the Zoom link attached below. We hope to see you there!

Facebook Live: Teaching Microbiology in a Covid-19 World with Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

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Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join a conversation on teaching, learning, and Covid-19 with Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor for Biology Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright.

Monday, November 9 at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Click here to join the Auggie Connections Facebook Group. Scroll down to the “Teaching Microbiology in a Covid-19 World event announcement and “Set a Reminder”.

Auggie Connections

Only 6 Spots Left

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You are invited to participate in this year’s Augsburg Advent Vespers – A Virtual Service, celebrating the Advent and Christmas seasons. Because this year’s service will be virtual, we would like to film Auggies singing “Silent Night” in the quad which will then be included in the video!

WHO: Open to students, faculty and staff – ALL ARE WELCOME!
(Space is limited to 25 participants; RSVP required with the attached Google Form)

WHEN: Thursday, November 12
(4:45 p.m. – Check in, placement and directions; 5-5:30 p.m. – Filming)

WHERE: Augsburg Quad

WHAT: Singing 1-verse of “Silent Night” (text provided)

VIEWING: 41st Annual Advent Vespers – A virtual service will premiere on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. (links provided closer to date!)

To participate, please RSVP using this form as soon as possible as space is limited! Questions?

RSVP Today!

Music Therapy Meeting For Students

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ASMTA is hosting an informational meeting for music therapy students. It will consist of an overview of planned events and a Q and A session. ASMTA is also looking for feedback from students for desired resources and activities. This will be over Zoom on November 10th from 7-8pm. Email to receive the Zoom link, or save the one below. We hope to see you there!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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