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Virtual Immersions: Augsburg Experience / Search for Meaning II / Keystone this Spring

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!

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/

Apply by Noon Today to 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.

Join Fellowship Friday TODAY

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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.)

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

submitted by tengwalm@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.

General Announcements

GEER Grant Technology Available for Checkout at the Library for Students and Faculty

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

This fall Augsburg has received a grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) to provide technology resources to students and faculty in need with a particular focus on “students and faculty who are indigenous or people of color; low-income; or disabled. A broader target population is all students and faculty at Augsburg University.”

Students can just come to the library and check out the items as priority has already been given to the grant focus population.
Faculty we ask to fill out this request form to aid the grant reporting (only aggregate data will be included) https://forms.gle/N5m8gkGVSRiYenrf6

The following items are available for check out at the library:
For Students
– COWIN E7 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (especially good for students with sensory needs or Zooming in a noisy environment)
– WACOM One Pen Tablets (used in math and sciences for equations and diagrams or Art for digital sketching)

For Faculty
– INSWAN INS-1 document cameras, https://www.inswan.com/ins-1
– SnowBall iCE microphones, https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/snowball-ice/
-Wacom One, Medium, digital writing surfaces, https://www.wacom.com/en-hk/products/pen-tablets/one-by-wacom

Summer 2021 – Study Abroad and Away Courses are Waiting for You

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

HealthPartners Cost-Sharing Waiver due to COVID-19 Extended through March 31, 2021

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

Augsburg employees enrolled in either the Health Partners Open Access or Achieve Network medical plans will continue to have their cost-share waived for the treatment of COVID-19 – including copays, coinsurance and deductibles – when getting care from an in-network provider, effective through March 31, 2021.

The following information from HealthPartners was distributed to employers yesterday:

This cost-sharing waiver is for all treatments for COVID-19, both outpatient and inpatient. If someone is hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19, the member’s cost-sharing for that treatment will be waived. Any incidentals, including pharmacy and testing, associated with an inpatient stay are covered under the hospitalization stay. There are currently no outpatient prescription treatments for COVID-19, so waiving cost share does not apply. Medical policies for any new or investigational treatments will apply.

This policy will remain in effect through March 31, 2021. If a member is inpatient on March 31, 2021, we will continue coverage until they are discharged.

Employee who have questions related to medical coverage related to COVID-19 should visit https://www.healthpartners.com/covid-19/ for more information.

Sign up for the Minneapolis Moment Theatre Project

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

Do you have something to say in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd? Do you have questions about how we exist in the Twin Cities after the killings of Philando Castile, Jamar Clark, Brian Quinones, Terrance Franklin, Alfred Abuka Sanders, Cordale Handy, Phil Quinn, Tycel Nelson, Isak Aden, Fong Lee, and others? Do you have concerns about the United States after the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Freddie Gray, Botham Jean, and more?

Make your voice heard! Join the Minneapolis Moment!

The Minneapolis Moment is a one-minute play project attempting to continue dialogue rooted in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the resulting uprisings in a time of pandemic and divisive federal elections. We’ll borrow the model of the Every 28 Hours Plays to create, select, and perform one-minute plays over Zoom or other video media to share with the Augsburg and Minneapolis communities.

The Minneapolis Moment will engage student, staff, and faculty in order to perform selected one-minute plays from the Every 28 Hours Plays and to write and perform new one-minute plays based on experiences since the murder of George Floyd. The goal is to facilitate critical dialogue and reflection by providing multiple viewpoints and multiple experiences.

The design of the project allows participants to start working in December 2020 and continue into the spring semester of 2021 with three or four performances building on each other and able to be broadcast virtually to be in alignment with essential health measures to protect against the pandemic. The idea is to have three or four performances with several one-minute plays and then ultimately to collect and edit them into one larger video. Participants can be involved in only one writing and performance cycle or in them all—it will be up to them. All Augsburg students, staff, and faculty will be welcome to participate.

Sign up or show your interest here!

Event Announcements

8 Minutes 46 Seconds: Prayer and Presence

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Each Friday all are welcome to hold silence at 10:40 am for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as we remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, (and others) and our call for racial justice in God’s world. Pastoral presence is available in Hoversten Chapel for support and prayer. Pastor Babette Chatman will be available in the chapel at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

Today Rev. Babette Chatman, University Pastor, offers a prayer on “Where Does the Reconciliation Begin?” which can be found on the Campus Ministry blog.

Campus Ministry Blog

Benefits Open Enrollment Ends Today

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment ends TODAY.

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

If you are not making changes to your 2021 benefit elections, we ask that you still submit your enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same, even if you are declining coverage.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Click here for more information

Celebrate International Education Week with ISO and CGEE

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

November 16-20 is International Education Week (IEW) – a worldwide celebration of international education and exchange. Augsburg University, the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE), and the International Student Organization (ISO) will be celebrating the week with multiple activities and events, open to everyone!

Keep an eye out in the daily A-mail for events, as well as ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the study abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies. Here is a brief schedule for the week of events:

MONDAY
Dialogue and Food – ISO will host a space to discuss issues affecting international students
Hagfors 151
4 – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY
Boren Scholarship Info Session – learn how to win a scholarship to study language abroad
Virtual Event on zoom
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Intern in China Webinar – learn about interning abroad in China after graduation
Virtual event on zoom
5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Poster Day – celebrate and learn about the countries our Augsburg international students come from!
CC Lobby
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tierra y Libertad! Commemorating The Mexican Revolution – join CGEE global faculty member and historian, Antonio Ortega, as he commemorates the 110th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
Virtual event on zoom
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. presentation
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. time for Q & A

THURSDAY
Gear & Donut Day – wear your ISO gear and grab a donut!
CC lobby
8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FRIDAY
Power of Language – learning about the importance of language learning, and celebrating diversity and respecting differences!
CC lobby
8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SATURDAY
Cultural Night – Cultural night showcases the cultural diversity at Augsburg University. Cultural Night performances range from musical performances to a fashion show that will showcase the beauty in the diversity of our different cultures. Email iso@augsburg.edu if you would like more information. All are welcome.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel

See CGEE’s blog for more information

Auggie Connect: Focus on Assistive Technology

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Join us Monday November 16 as Lauren Dusek, Assistive Technology and Accommodations Specialist, highlights Assistive Technology for students.

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join student Zsolt Vincze and CLASS staff Cassie Charles as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. Auggie Connect is available every Monday from 3:30-4:30 pm. If you need a disability accommodation to participate email ccharles@augsburg.edu

We hope to see you Monday!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/98188529961?pwd=SVA5ZGdjdkhOOUw4NSs5YTFmSXhqZz09

Meeting ID: 981 8852 9961 Passcode: 062277

Thursday – 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/

BIPOC Faculty and Staff Lunch (Zoom)

submitted by mouajj@augsburg.edu

The Faculty and Staff of Color Lunch is today at 12:30 to 1:30 PM! These lunches are mainly for faculty and staff of color at Augsburg University to gather, break bread, and connect. There will be no set agenda other than expectations to try and get to know folks you don’t already know and build community. There will also be a small amount of time at the end of the lunches set aside for folks to make announcements.

There is a google calendar event set every month for the lunches. If you are interested in joining us and would like to be invited to the events or have any questions, please feel free to email inclusion@augsburg.edu.

Trans+ Day of Remembrance Collaboration with Macalester

submitted by oconnel6@augsburg.edu

Trans Futures: A Conversation about Trans Liberation on Transgender Day of Rememberance
Friday, Nov 20th
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Via Zoom

Join the Department of Multicultural Life in collaboration with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Disability Services, and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement of Macalester College for a panel of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming activists, educators, and advocates on Transgender Day of Remembrance. The conversation will about Transgender Liberation and building Trans Futures!

Register for Free Here!

Theatre Auditions Nov. 17 and 18

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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!

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