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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

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.

About Negative COVID-19 Test Results:

According to the CDC, if you receive a negative result from a COVID-19 test result, that means that you probably were not infected at the time the sample was collected. You should continue to take precautions against COVID-19, including washing your hands often, keeping 6 feet of distance between yourself and those you do not live with, and wearing a mask in public.

In addition, if you were in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to stay home for 14 days after your last contact with that person, even if your test result is negative, the Minnesota Department of Health states. This is to avoid exposing others if your test result was a false negative. If you develop symptoms after your negative test result, you will need to get tested again.

Teaching and Learning

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Phyllis Kapetanakis

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, Phyllis Kapetanakis (Business Administration) shares how she uses Zoom reports to take attendance and how to clip/edit Zoom recordings to make additional learning resources. [NOTE: The video-cutter app that Phyllis is using is available at https://online-video-cutter.com/ ]

You can see ALL of the past episodes of the “Take 2” series at http://go.augsburg.edu/take2

“Take 2”: Phyllis Kapetanakis on Zoom attendance and clipping Zoom recordings

CTL Seeking Fellows

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.

Full Scholarship to Study Social Justice Next Summer

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

Ready to change the world? Apply for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, a
full scholarship to study in Ireland in late summer 2021 with a cohort of student leaders from around the country!

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship was founded to empower students of color with a transformative experience abroad, much like Frederick Douglass was inspired by his travels. This year’s cohort is co-sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Douglass’s four-month journey around Ireland.

You’ll be based in Dublin and visit other cities where Douglass campaigned, while
meeting with government leaders and social justice activists. Special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding – so critical in 2020 of all years!

This opportunity is offered by CIEE, a study abroad organization that Augsburg partners with. All program fees are covered and airfare is COVERED – you only pay for your passport (if you need one) and a few meals.

All eligible students who submit an application also qualify for a $1,500 scholarship towards any CIEE summer program! You don’t have to win the fellowship to qualify for this funding!!

Deadline to apply: February 14
Apply at www.CIEE.ORG/FDGF
Questions? Email FDGF@ciee.org

Register to get recording or attend a Zoom info session Thurs Nov 12 @ 11am

AAC Approves Grading Option Change Deadline

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

At the November 9 meeting of the Academic Affairs Committee, a policy was approved that will permanently adjust the grading option change deadline to one week after final grades are due in the undergraduate program. The deadline to withdraw from an individual class will not change. The maximum P/LP/N credits will not change. An individual academic department’s P/LP/N policy will not change.

AAC approvals are tracked on the spreadsheet linked below. You can find more information about the committee, as well as proposal forms meeting minutes, at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/.

AAC Tracking Sheet (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Forum Podcast Ep. 48: How to Welcome Faith Oriented Diversity in a Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Brian Grim, Kent Johnson, and Paul Lambert of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation offer best practices to build successful & diverse religiously inclusive workplaces.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p48/

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

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 shafer@augsburg.edu or urgo@augsburg.edu.

URGO On Campus Research

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

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

11/18 at 5pm via Zoom
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95809327949?pwd=SERLUVpyY1FGMFVnb3dqcFBhMDZWUT09

11/19 at 5pm via Zoom
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91973769239?pwd=SGRTTUpudVVsY29lY0J6d0wxdkVhQT09

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 urgo@augsburg.edu.

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

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

While you can’t travel to Central America this spring break, let Guatemala & 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 maruggi@augsburg.edu.

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

General Announcements

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel: https://liturgyofthehours.libsyn.com/matins-in-ordinary-time-33a. 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.

You are also invited to visit the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel for to watch taped chapel services.

Campus Ministry YouTube Channel

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad in Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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 January 22, 2021

—CUBA—
Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

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

—ITALY—
Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

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

–MEXICO– (Apply by March 1)

Augsburg CGEE: Language and Culture

Augsburg CGEE: Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership

—SOUTH AFRICA—

Music Therapy in South Africa – Summer
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

Event Announcements

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 TODAY 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

If you do not feel comfortable joining us on campus, please register for our virtual zoom room, from 1-2 PM TODAY. Register here: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95488753251?pwd=VzdnbEk0MGdqeldwbVBFeHk2SzhXQT09

Augsburg Graduate Studies

What Does Civic Engagement Look Like to Me?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join Augsburg Day Student Government, The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) along with a student panel TONIGHT – Wednesday 11/11 from 5 – 6 pm via zoom to talk about what civic engagement looks like and strategies for practicing self-care as an activist or someone with election/post-election stress and fatigue. The zoom link for the session is below or you can click on the event on the Inside Augsburg calendar listing. Hope you can join us – all are welcome!!

https://calendar.augsburg.edu/event/what-does-civic-engagement-look-like-in-me/

Queer Students Resilience Campaign

submitted by oconnel6@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Queer Student Resilience Campaign needs your support! Our goal is to raise $10,000. These funds would go directly into the pockets of LGBTQIA+ students at Augsburg. Funds would be allocated in two parts: 1. Scholarships awarded at our annual LGBTQIA+ graduation ceremony – Lavender Celebration, and 2. As emergency funds that would support LGBTQIA+ specific needs of feeling seen and living more authentically.

Our Campaign Page!

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/

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