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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

State Health Officials Urge Limiting Thanksgiving Plans

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Walz and Minnesota Heath Department officials announced new recommendations for reducing the risk of further COVID-19 spread over the Thanksgiving holiday.

See the November 16 COVID-19 Status Blog (link below) for information about and links to the MDH recommendations, as well as this week’s free, on-campus COVID-19 testing event, CDC recommendations for making Thanksgiving safer, and the November 14 dashboard report of Augsburg’s current on-campus case rate.

COVID-19 Status Blog

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

submitted by alamilla@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

TODAY: Learn about the Boren Language Scholarship

submitted by tengwalm@augsburg.edu

Join us today, 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

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/

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
Meeting ID: 958 0932 7949
Passcode: 072089

OR

11/19 at 5pm via Zoom
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/91973769239?pwd=SGRTTUpudVVsY29lY0J6d0wxdkVhQT09
Meeting ID: 919 7376 9239
Passcode: 375610

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.

New EDTalk Premiering TOMORROW 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

General Announcements

Share the Warmth — Winter Jacket, Gear, and Sweatshirt Drive

submitted by becker@augsburg.edu

Donate your gently used and/or new winter jackets, gear (hats, mittens, scarves, snowpants) and sweatshirts. Items will be given to People Serving People, a comprehensive emergency shelter in Minneapolis for families experiencing homelessness. All Sizes Needed — Infant to Adult, especially Adult XL – 5X. Drop Items from Monday, Nov. 9th – Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. Drop Off Sites: Si Melby 205 (Main Athletic Office, 8am – 3pm M-F); Christensen Center (Lower Level Admissions Suite; 8:30-5pm M-F). Please contact Jane Becker (becker@augsburg.edu) with questions.

Sign up for the Minneapolis Moment Theatre Project

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

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!

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 (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 (https://terra.augsburg.edu/recreg/Pages/frmCourseSearch.aspx)

List of Global Courses, Descriptions, and Schedules

Event Announcements

TODAY: Guitar Help/Jam Session with Casey Haukos MT-BC

submitted by frederil@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Student Music Therapy Association is hosting a Zoom meeting with Casey Haukos at from 7:00-8:00 PM today. The information covered is going to be based on the results from the survey we sent out. If you can’t make it, and want the information, we will be recording it. We hope to see you there!

Zoom Link: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97677946327

The Realities and Revolutions of Transgender Athletes

submitted by oconnel6@augsburg.edu

Join LGBTQIA+ Student Services as we celebrate Transgender Visibility Week.

We will be hosting an event, titled: The Realities & Revolution of Transgender Athletes. This event will dive into the ways in which sport continues to uphold transphobic and sexist policy. Audience members will hear from various athletes on why transgender communities deserve a seat at the table, court, field, mat, and in all aspects of sport.

RSVP on Auggie Life

Morning Chapel: Senior Mike Reeder

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am for a senior chapel with Mike Reeder ’21. 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/2020-11-17_Chapel_bulletin.pdf
Chapel services are available for viewing on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Campus Ministry YouTube Channel

IEW Event Tomorrow: Tierra y Libertad — Commemorating The Mexican Revolution

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is happy to present “Tierra y Libertad! Commemorating The Mexican Revolution” as a part of International Education Week (IEW) activities. Join CGEE global faculty member and historian, Antonio Ortega, in celebrating the 110th anniversary of this important day in Mexican history on Wednesday.

TIERRA Y LIBERTAD! COMMEMORATING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
Wednesday, November 18
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Presentation
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Q & A from audience

All are welcome to join us, and a recording will be available afterwards.

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

Zoom Link for Presentation on Mexican Revolution

Learn About a Paid Internship in China – IEW Event Today

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/today, 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

Theatre Auditions Today and Tomorrow

submitted by lewisgg@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Theater Department Virtual Auditions. All students welcome.

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

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!

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-tickets-128956352923 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!

Next Tuesday: Learn about the Boren Scholarship

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Join us next Tuesday Nov 17 at 11:30 to learn about the Boren 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!

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

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

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

Join the MNUDL Tomorrow for the 2020 Virtual Mayors Challenge – free

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

You’re Invited! Join us at the 2020 All-Virtual Mayors Challenge on November 18th at 8:00 AM.

You’ll see the MN Urban Debate League’s students tackle the topic of health equity. You’ll also get a chance to hear from Governor Tim Walz, Justice David Lillehaug, Mayor Melvin W. Carter III, Mayor Jacob Frey, Charlie Nauen, Jeff Hayden, Bria Shea from Xcel Energy, Augsburg Regent Matt Entenza, and other Minnesota VIPs!

Get your ticket for free (or with a free-will donation) today and you’ll also help our debate program achieve our $40,000 Give to the Max Day goal.

Get Your MNUDL Mayors Challenge Ticket Today

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