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Teaching and Learning

Faculty Survey: Response Deadline is May 1

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The Faculty Senate, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Committee, and the Classroom and Presentation Spaces Working Group have collaborated to bring you a short survey. The purpose is to identify faculty teaching experiences supported by technology, identify technology needs, and gather information about classroom needs as we continue to adapt to COVID-related changes.

The results will be used to inform future planning and will be shared with the survey sponsors, including Faculty Senate, and all faculty. The responses are confidential and all findings are reported in the aggregate. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and is due by Friday, May 1st.

Thank you for your participation.

Take the Faculty Survey

“Creativity and Agency During COVID: Lessons from the River”: EDTalk Wednesday at 3:10 p.m.

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“Creativity and Agency during COVID: Lessons from the River” Premiering Wednesday, April 28 at 3:10 pm

This EDTalk will feature a discussion of ways to use our time during the pandemic to develop new ways of “teaching by doing and by example.” Joe Underhill will talk about the evolving nature of the River Semester and the plans for new river boats as a way to engage students in a project that can be an example for them of how to get creative and maintain a sense of agency when we face so many daunting challenges.

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10 pm 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 (must be logged in through Augsburg to view)

Save the Date for 3 Days in May

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SAVE THE DATES — Tuesday May 11, Wednesday May 12, and Thursday May 13 – for CTL’s 3 Days in May!

This year’s sessions will all be virtual (over Zoom) and many will focus on topics that were brought up as a result of the Student Assessment Survey sent out this past year. Each day will have sessions from 9-11am, Noon-1pm, and 2-4pm. Participants are encouraged to use breaks in the schedule for dept/division/group meetings (and as a Zoom break!). A final schedule and list of sessions & descriptions will be posted to A-mail and on the CTL website no later than Friday, May 7th.

Please contact CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright ( if you have any questions.

General Announcements

Student Campus Box Closure/Survey

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the digital survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16 2021) we will be closing all student campus boxes unless otherwise notified. Before the fall semester starts we will reassign campus boxes to all residential students. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( ) or send us an email ( with any relevant information. There is also an option to be keep your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall. If you do not fill out the survey, we will close your campus box and return to sender any mail in the box.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will be returned to sender or recycled. We can also only forward to US addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted (July 16 2021). Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option, it is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the USPS or the University, just the Mailroom.

Interested in Being a STEM Mentor?

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If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2021. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to


Be a Smart Student Using TutorMe

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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 access TutorMe through any of your Moodle 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 the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Student Reminder: Register Your Summer/Fall Internship

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Have you secured a summer 2021 or fall 2021 internship? If yes, consider registering your experience for academic credit or for 0-Credit Augsburg Experience.

Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center website to receive the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Please contact with internship-related questions.

Learn More and Register Your Internship

Minnesota Urban Debate League Hiring for AmeriCorps Vista Role – Open Soon.

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA member to build capacity for its Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs.  The role will begin in August 2021.

Our Community Debate Liaison will carry out these capacity-building activities:

– Serve as a liaison for our community-focused debate programs
– Establish and maintain relationships with Latinx-serving and East African-serving organizations, including with universities and corporate affinity groups
– Build volunteer pipelines for Spanish Debate League and East African Debate Initiative programs
– Conduct community surveys and interviews to be used for program improvement and fundraising
– Write powerful grant writing and fundraising appeals focused specifically on Spanish Debate & East African Debate opportunities
– Parent and family engagement of students within these programs

We are seeking organized individuals with strong communication skills and a passion for youth voice & education. Spanish, Somali, and/or Oromo language fluency a plus. Does this sound like you?

Please email indicating your interest. We will send you the official application form as soon as it is available.

The AmeriCorps VISTA will be part of a professional development cohort led by the Minnesota Council on Nonprofits. Learn more about the MCN Cohort & the AmeriCorps VISTA program here:

AmeriCorps is a great opportunity for recent grads. People who complete a year of service will receive a $6,345 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, which can be applied to student loans or future education expenses. Federal student loans can also be put in forbearance during an AmeriCorps year. AmeriCorps members will also receive one year of Non-Competitive Eligibility for federal jobs after serving. You’ll also gain sought-after skills in the nonprofit sector.

We hope to hear from you!

Learn More about the MCN VISTA Cohort

Event Announcements

Hybrid All Hands Meeting on May 6

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The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Graduating? Looking for a Job? Attend the Staffing Agency Job Fair

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Are you graduating this Spring, Summer or in December 2021?

Are you seeking a full-time entry level job and feeling anxious about the job search? You are not alone, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. The Strommen Career & Internship Center invites you to attend a small virtual Staffing Agency Fair powered by Handshake this Friday, April 30th.

Staffing Agencies participating in our fair specialize in working with students who have been out of college for three years or less. They specialize in recruiting and staffing for a single industry or location. These agencies are able to better understand the qualifications that candidates possess to help match them with an organization/position that’s a good fit for them. For new grads working with a staffing agency is a great way to strengthen your resume. In many cases the only way to get hired by larger employers is when you go through a staffing agency.

This fair is an opportunity for you to learn how staffing agencies can help YOU! There is NO fee paid by the candidate, so what do you have to lose?

Register for a group session where you will learn about the company and their process for helping recent grads find work or schedule 1:1 session with a representative to learn more about how they can assist you in your entry-level job search!

If you have questions, please email

Strommen Career & Internship Staff

Register and Learn More

Performance, Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir

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The Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir invites you to our year-end concert:
A virtual event
Thursday, April 29
3 p.m. (CST)

Featuring Student and Community Member Performances of Vocal Harmony from:
Republic of Georgia
South Africa

Please email Kristina Boerger directly for the event link and password at

Nancy Guilbeault, Director of CWC, Graduates

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Nancy Guilbeault is graduating (retiring) from Augsburg! And we are having a celebration for the 41 years she dedicated to Augsburg. On Monday, May 10, from 1-2:30pm, we will honor Nancy in a virtual celebration. Please put this on your calendar and join us if you are able. Nancy’s graduation date in June 30.

Forum Event – Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference

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When: May 6, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core  |  Jenan Mohajir, Interfaith Youth Core

Religious diversity is an incredibly important part of American public life. Controversies regarding religion and business are regularly in both the press and the courts and more Americans say that they encounter religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of their life (PRRI, 2019). However, religion is often left out of the corporate diversity conversation. Diverse identities and perspectives on a team can lead to greater outcomes or can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. It is only when diverse identities are engaged, and team members have opportunities to intentionally learn about one another, that the potential strength of workplace diversity is unlocked. Developing a company culture that proactively engages religious diversity can open doors to greater employee productivity, enhanced client satisfaction, and even new business prospects. Join IFYC to explore why engaging religion matters in the workplace, workshop challenging scenarios, and identify your interfaith skillset.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Understand and apply interfaith frameworks to common tensions in the workplace related to religious identity and diversity
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture

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