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

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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

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

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.

Check Out Fellowship Friday TODAY at 4:30 p.m.

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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.)

“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

In Case You Missed It: Neuromyths EDTalk

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Earlier this week, 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

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

Mayo College of Medicine and Science Virtual Info Session

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Interested in applying to the Mayo Clinic of Medicine and Science? Tune in via Zoom on December 3rd at 2:30 p.m. to hear Ashya Burgess, Admissions Recruiter, share information on Mayo’s medical program as well as their Master’s of Physician Assistant, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PhD in Biomedical Science graduate programs.

Contact with any questions.

Zoom Meeting Link

General Announcements

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

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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

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

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)

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


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

New student payment portal coming December 2, 2020

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Our student payment portal from Cashnet is being updated on December 2 to a modern mobile-friendly interface. All the current functions will still be there. It will just look quite different.

This page shows how it will look.

New payment portal sample

Personal Care Assistants 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!

Anxiety Support through TAO

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Augsburg recently expanded our wellness and mental health services to give the Augsburg community access to a free service called TAO. The TAO app includes over 150 brief, effective educational sessions that include videos and interactive worksheets, that can be accessed 24/7 on your computer or smartphone. One of the learning units focuses on skills for coping with anxiety: “Calming Your Anxiety” (choose student focus).

To sign up use link below and sign up using your Augsburg email to access the free services.

Counseling support for anxiety is also available at the Center for Wellness & Counseling, which is providing counseling through Zoom. Contact Dianne Detloff to schedule (

Follow CWC on Instagram for more mental health and wellness resources: #augsburgcwc

TAO Online Mental Health Skills Training

Update to Enrollment Center Window Hours

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In an effort to reduce in-person contact, we will be suspending window service in the Enrollment Center after Friday, November 20th. Both the Registrar’s Office and the Student Financial Services Office will continue to be available to students by phone and email. For current hours and contact information, please visit each department’s website:

Registrar’s Office:

Student Financial Services:

Event Announcements

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?

Auggie Connect: Disability and Employment

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Join us Monday November 23 for a discussion about disability & employment.
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

We hope to see you Monday!
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 981 8852 9961 Passcode: 062277

Trans Day of Remembrance and 8 Minutes 46 Seconds: Prayer and Presence

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You are invited to join us in Hoversten Chapel or by Zoom at 10:40 am for a time of prayer for the Trans Day of Remembrance and to hold silence at 10:40 am for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as we remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, transgender people who have lost their lives to violence, 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. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom

Today Jenn Luong, Pastoral Intern, offers a prayer for the Trans Day of Remembrance:

Campus Ministry Calendar

Augsburg University Town Hall for Parents and Families

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In light of the latest executive order from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, we’ve scheduled a virtual town hall for parents and family members of Augsburg students for Monday, Nov. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Panelists will share some of what we’ve learned at the university this fall about student life and teaching and learning during a global pandemic, as well as changes we’re making due to the new order and public health guidance for the Thanksgiving holiday and the semester break that begins in December. We will also be available to answer questions, and the session will be recorded and posted as soon as possible for those who are unable to attend live.

Register for the webinar

Keeping Track of Auggies

Prof. Diane Pike featured in Columbia University CTL Podcast

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Diane Pike, Professor of Sociology, discussed her motivation to write the article “The Tyranny of Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning” for the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning podcast series “Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning.” In fact, her article was the inspiration for the podcast series! Pike shares “light bulb” teaching moments from her career as well as how her thinking around “dead ideas” has evolved in the past 10 years since the article’s publication.

The Tyranny of Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning


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