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Global Learning Resources for Faculty

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If you are looking for a way to enhance global learning in your classroom, consider bringing in a guest speaker or global learning activity, arranged by the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE). With our vast network of in-country experts on our staff, as well as community leaders and partners in Latin America, Southern Africa, and Palestine, we can find speakers and activities for you on a wide range of topics.

Global Learning Resources for Faculty

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

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“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

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

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

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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.)

Earn Money as a Summer Researcher: Attend Info Session

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11/19 at 5pm via Zoom
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

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

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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.

In Case You Missed It: Neuromyths EDTalk

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Yesterday, Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright gave her EDTalk on Neuromyths. The recording and slides are linked below (these can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg).

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.

“Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning” podcast

Past CTL Talks:

Neuromyths EDTalk Resources

General Announcements

Noticing More Gmail “this message was not spam” Grey Boxes?

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We’ve been seeing more notifications in Gmail that a “message was not sent to Spam based on your organization’s settings.”

This is likely due to either the overall Gmail spam filter or your personal spam filter becoming more aggressive based on what its learning.

We have configured Augsburg’s Gmail to not flag messages between Augsburg people as spam. So Gmail thinks the message may look like spam but we’ve told Gmail that email between Auggies is not spam.

The spam ecosystem is constantly changing and the Gmail spam filter is constantly learning as spam changes. These changes are normal and we always monitoring for ways we can make the email experience better.

I’ve put this information on IT blog in the link below.

Gmail’s increased gray notification boxes about spam

Personal Care Assistant Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am very flexible on hours and more help would be much appreciated. If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!

Got Problems? Count on TutorMe for free

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can find TutorMe on Moodle by clicking any of your classes! At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Academic Skills & Tutoring Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

What to do After a Negative COVID-19 Test

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According to the CDC, if you receive a negative result from a COVID-19 test result, 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.

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.

Event Announcements

Blood Donors Needed 11/30 and 12/1

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Memorial Blood Centers & Auggie Athletics will be hosting a blood drive on Monday and Tuesday 11/30 & 12/1 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Lot L in the Bloodmobile. Please consider donating blood at a time of great need. Sign up by clicking on the link below and entering sponsor code 0027. All donors will get a pair of blood donor socks!!

Registration Now Open– 2021 Forum on Workplace Inclusion Annual Conference: Workplace Revolution

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The 2021 Forum on Workplace Inclusion conference will be a five-day virtual experience. Augsburg faculty and staff are eligible to receive a 70% discount off the registration fee!

The pandemic CoVid-19 health crisis has disrupted and upended the way we work. People in all corners of the globe long for human connection but are charged with quickly navigating a digital, distance work environment. Social protests centering around racism and the unjust deaths of African Americans at the hands of the police have pulled the cover off overwhelming disparities in healthcare, economics, education, police brutality and more. Interpersonal tensions are roused, and there is a vocal demand for systems change to promote a more equitable society across the US and the world. What will it take to start a workplace revolution that moves us from talk to action?

3 More Days: IEW Events Continue

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Have you had a chance to participate yet?
As you know, November 16-21 is International Education Week (IEW) – a worldwide celebration of international education and exchange.

Augsburg University, the International Student Organization (ISO/ISSS) and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE), and continuous to celebrate this week with multiple activities and events, open to everyone!

Keep an eye out for postings on ISO’s Instagram account: @iso_auggie and the study abroad office Instagram account: @global_auggies. Here is a brief schedule for the 3 remaining events:

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

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.

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 if you would like more information. All are welcome.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel

See CGEE’s blog for more information

Daily Chapel: Senior Chapel with Kali Kadelbach

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am for a senior chapel with Kali Kadelbach. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom
The bulletin for today is available online.
Chapel services are available for viewing on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Campus Ministry Calendar

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

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***This event has been POSTPONED due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases. Stay tuned for more events from the Distinuished Gentlemen of Color.

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 or RSVP to

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

Give to the Max Day is Today

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Augsburg’s annual Give to the Max Day fundraising extravaganza is today!

Give to the Max Day is a one day giving even for non-profits state wide. Once again Augsburg departments, teams, and student organizations are raising money to help fund their work. You can show your support to 41 different Augsburg projects by visiting the Augsburg Give to the Max Day page here:

Augsburg Give to the Max Day

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