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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

You can still get a free COVID-19 test before Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 18 from noon – 6 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

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.

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring this 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.

Teaching and Learning

Tomorrow: Learn about the Boren Language Scholarship

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Join us next Tuesday Nov 17 at 11:30 to learn about the Boren Language Scholarship! The Boren Awards fund intensive language study abroad for U.S. undergrad and grad students. After graduation, Boren winners work for one-year minimum in the federal government, in areas like national defense, diplomacy, and intelligence. STEM majors can apply for summer scholarships too!

If you are planning on studying a language abroad and/or are interested in working for the federal government, don’t miss hearing directly from Boren staff about this prestigious (and generous) scholarship opportunity!

This session is sponsored by URGO and CGEE to celebrate International Education Week Nov 16-20, a worldwide celebration of international education and exchange.

Learn more about the languages the Boren Awards fund at https://www.borenawards.org/

Click here to register – you’ll immediately receive meeting details

Do You Believe in Neuromyths?: EDTalk Premiering Wednesday at 3:10 p.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Do You Believe in Neuromyths? The term “neuromyth” refers to a belief about
teaching and learning that is based on a misunderstanding of how the brain works and is not true. Belief in neuromyths is prevalent in the general public (including
undergraduate students), but what about educators? Do we know better?

Inspired by the “Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning” podcast from The Columbia
University Center for Teaching and Learning (based on an original paper by and
including an episode featuring Augsburg’s Diane Pike), Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright will present a brief overview of neuromyths common among educators at higher education institutions.

Premiering Wednesday at 3:10 pm.

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

EDTalk Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

“Take 2” minutes for a Tech Teaching Tip from Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

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, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Biology) shares how to use Google docs to monitor small group problem-solving with real-time feedback and “on-call” assistance to Zoom breakout rooms. NOTE: You can see ALL of the past episodes of the “Take 2” series at http://go.augsburg.edu/take2

“Take 2”: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright on using Google docs to Monitor Zoom Breakout Room Activities

Earn Money as a Summer Researcher: Attend Info Session

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

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

OR

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

Latinx Student Services Director Named

submitted by poessnec@augsburg.edu

Multicultural & LGBTQIA+ Student Services is pleased to announce that the Director , Latinx Student Services has been named.

Mayra Medina Macias ’14 comes to Augsburg from The College Place-Minnesota. She was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and has a passion for working with diverse, low-income, first-generation, and immigrant students. Mayra has devoted her professional career in roles centered on equity, inclusion, and access, and has five years of experience helping students pursue higher education. Mayra graduated from Augsburg University in 2014 with a degree in communication studies, film production, and studio art. She also holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern–St. Paul. In her free time, Mayra enjoys spending time with her family, making art, and keeping her eight-year-old puggle busy.

Mayra’s start date is Monday November 30, 2020!

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

IEW Event Tomorrow: Learn About a Paid Internship in China

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

Join the Strommen Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) to learn more about an amazing internship experience in China tomorrow, as part of International Education Week (IEW) activities.

PAID INTERNSHIP IN CHINA AFTER GRADUATION
Tuesday, November 17
5:00 p.m.

Come to this webinar to learn more about interning at UIC (United International College) in Zhuhai, China for 1 year beginning the fall 2021 semester.

UIC’s international interns contribute immensely to the lively atmosphere of the UIC campus, and multiple positions will be available. Example internship placements include Whole Person Education Unit, the Library, ITSC, Public Relations Office and many other major programs.

Students, Staff and Faculty are all welcome. This event is co-sponsored by the Strommen Center and CGEE.

Keep an eye out on A-mail for even more events this week! Or check out CGEE’s blog: https://www.augsburg.edu/global/2020/11/11/international-education-week-2020/

Zoom link for the internship webinar

Film Screening: “Higher Learning” with Distinguished Gentlemen of Color

submitted by dixonc2@augsburg.edu

Greetings Augsburg Community,
The Distinguished Gentlemen of Color (DGC), sponsored by Auggie Athletics, cordially invite you to a screening of the film “Higher Learning” followed by an intimate discussion on race & social justice Thursday, November 19th 2020 from 6-9pm in Hoversten Chapel. The Distinguished Gentlemen of Color, sponsored by Augsburg Athletics, is a group of BIPOC students focused on networking, education and leadership. This event is open to the Augsburg community and is limited to 40 participants. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-higher-learning-with-distinguished-gentlemen-of-color-tickets-128949225605 or RSVP to dixonc2@augsburg.edu.

Higher Learning follows three incoming freshmen as they begin college at fictional Columbus University. Students confront issues of race, gender and economics as they struggle to keep it together.
*This film is rated “R” and contains graphic scenes and explicit language.

This event will be hosted in compliance with all COVID-19 protocols required by the MN Department of Health & Augsburg University. Registrants must pre-register, provide clearance through the Campus Clear app and wear a mask for the duration of the event. In addition, temperature screenings will be conducted on-site.

Order of Events
5:30-6:00pm Seating
6:00-8:15pm Film Screening
8:15-9:00pm Discussion on Race & Social Justice

Register here.

Theatre Auditions Nov. 17 and 18

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

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!

Focused Conversation on Teaching and Learning: TODAY

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

What We’ve Learned about Teaching and Learning
Monday, November 16
2-3 p.m.
Join Deans Monica Devers and Ryan Haaland for a discussion about what we’ve learned about this semester about teaching and learning 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

IEW Event Tomorrow: Scholarship to Study a Language Abroad

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

Join URGO and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) to learn more about the Boren Scholarship program tomorrow, as part of International Education Week (IEW) activities.

WIN A SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY LANGUAGE ABROAD
Tuesday, November 17
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Boren Scholarship program funds intensive language study abroad for U.S. undergrad and grad students. After graduation, Boren winners work for one-year minimum in the federal government, in areas like national defense, diplomacy, and intelligence. If you are planning on studying a language abroad and/or are interested in working for the federal government, don’t miss hearing directly from Boren staff about this prestigious (and generous) scholarship opportunity!

Students, Staff and Faculty are all welcome. This event is co-sponsored by URGO and CGEE.

Keep an eye out on A-mail for even more events this week! Or check out CGEE’s blog: https://www.augsburg.edu/global/2020/11/11/international-education-week-2020/

Zoom link for the Boren info session

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