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Schedule/Session Information for Next Week’s “3 Days in May”

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The link below leads you to a draft schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Sessions are planned from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. Session information and descriptions are being updated as more information becomes available. Individual sessions will also be added to the CTL calendar (

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

NEW– Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

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In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

Faculty Tech Showcase: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

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Faculty Tech Showcase Facilitated by the E-Learning Team (Bonnie Tensen, Jim Matthias, Eric Strom, Nathan Lind, Marilyn Wetterer, and Jenny Hanson)

As with everything else this year, we have had to revise the annual Faculty Tech Showcase, but we have a great line-up of faculty who have volunteered to share how they have been using various learning technologies to engage their students online:

-Jacqui DeVries (History): how Moodle Lessons help students think through course content at their own pace and in an interactive way.

-Emily Schilling (Biology): strategies for creating/incorporating brief video lectures.

-Kristin Anderson (Art): annotating web videos with H5P to create interactive viewing experiences.

-Amy Larson (Computer Science): using Google forms, Google docs, and Zoom polling to engage students.

-Kaija Freborg (Nursing): an asynchronous peer-to-peer review process using Google form

The link information for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions is below. You must be logged in through Augsburg to view.

3 Days in May Links/Schedule

Keeping an Open Mind: The Benefits of Open Educational Resources

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Tuesday from 3 pm – 4 pm:

Keeping an Open Mind: The Benefits of Open Educational Resources Facilitated by Caroline Wack

In this session, learn about the many ways that Open Educational Resources (OER) can be used to create a more equitable, flexible, and sustainable education for students.

Find the link information for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions below. This document can only be accessed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Links

Tuesday at 3 p.m.: Guided Progressive Relaxation and Meditation

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Guided Progressive Relaxation and Meditation Facilitated by Tara Mader and Victoria Maneev

This session will provide an opportunity for faculty to experience several techniques in guided relaxation that they can use in their teaching/professional lives or their personal lives. Come ready to take an hour for some self-care and relaxation. A follow-up session will be offered to provide tools and suggestions for how faculty can incorporate some of the techniques of mindfulness and relaxation into their classrooms.

The link for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions can be found below. This document can only be accessed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Links

General Announcements

CLASS Office Student Employment Position

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The CLASS Office is hiring 3-4 student employees for the fall 2021 semester. If you are interested in applying, please visit Handshake to view the job description and to submit an application for the CLASS Office/Groves Lab Access Assistant position.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Marketing Team Welcomes Nick Huseby

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This week Nick Huseby joined the integrated Augsburg University/Luther Seminary marketing team. In his role as web manager and front-end developer, Nick leads web development, design, and content for Augsburg’s WordPress-based sites. Nick will work with content managers to ensure websites are accurate, follow accessibility and usability best practices, and adhere to brand standards.

Nick holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Luther Seminary. He was most recently employed at a startup based in the Washington, D.C. area. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Nick.

Summer Student Registrar Position

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Are you a problem solver who enjoys details? Do you value organization? Consider joining our team!

The Student Assistant position in the Registrar’s Office is a customer service-driven and detail-oriented administrative position with a friendly team in an office setting. The Registrar’s Office is housed within the Academic Affairs Division. We provide services in the areas of document imaging, records retention, transfer evaluation, registration, graduation, term/curriculum records, class scheduling, grade recording, and veteran benefit certification. Our mission is to ensure the integrity of recorded data while providing timely service and communicating information regarding policies and procedures to the Augsburg University community. Consider joining our team and gaining meaningful experience that can be applied to many career fields.

Two More Weeks to Apply for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

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The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:
Questions? Contact:

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

Event Announcements

Monday, May 10 – Time to Celebrate Nancy Guilbeault

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After 41 years at Augsburg, Dr. Nancy Guilbeault is graduating from Augsburg or actually retiring. As the Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling Nancy has been instrumental in so many collaborations with departments and student organizations. She has served under three different University Presidents and also had 3 different office locations with the Center for Wellness and Counseling formerly the Center for Counseling & Health Promotion. Nancy has given so much of her time and talent for students and has been a tireless advocate for the CWC. Please join us to celebrate Nancy and share your words of advice and good wishes for the next part of Nancy’s journey in retirement. Nancy’s “graduation” date is Wednesday 6/30/2021. Her virtual celebration will be Monday 5/10 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via zoom. Program to start at 1:10.
Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)

Join us for the 2021 Staff Appreciation Event

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We are excited for you to join us for the upcoming 2021 Staff Appreciation event, which will be streamed on the Augsburg Youtube channel next week. Come celebrate with us as we close out this academic year, announce winners for Outstanding Newcomer, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Department or Group, as well as to lift up our Length of Service award winners.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. CT

We encourage you to put this on your calendars, and to leave comments and interact with the Augsburg Community while the event takes place.

Augsburg YouTube Channel

Forum Webinar, Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce

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When: May 27, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Global Diversity
Presenter: Luiza Dreasher, Mastering Cultural Difference
Cost: Free

With the trend toward a more diverse workforce continuing, so are the ways we conduct business. In the past, most U.S. businesses functioned primarily within our borders. Today, globalization is proving to be a huge game changer for many companies, big and small. With globalization and increased immigration, the potential for misunderstandings in the workplace is really high. First, language differences may lead to miscommunication and misinterpretation. Second you fail to take into account significant cultural differences. For example, during a performance review, you provide constructive criticism to an employee with the intent of helping him improve his performance. Later on you learn that he quit his job because of the shame and loss of face your feedback caused. In this interactive Webinar, you will understand the impact of cultural differences in the workplace and learn strategies to bridge those differences effectively.

Learning Outcomes
Learn the importance of paying attention to cultural differences in the workplace
Recognize differences in communication styles
Apply strategies to communicate effectively with a global workforce

Celebrate Mary Laurel True; Today, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Zoom

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After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Augsburg and our surrounding communities, Mary Laurel True has moved on to a new position with the Community Action Center of Northfield. Her passion and talent for connecting campus and community in so many meaningful, creative ways will be greatly missed.

The original plan was to gather outdoors for a send-off in true Mary Laurel style, but the large number of people who want to celebrate Mary Laurel has led to shifting to a virtual event due to COVID restrictions. So, on Thursday, May 6th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM we will honor Mary Laurel in a virtual celebration on Zoom. There will be an opportunity for folks to share stories, expressions of gratitude, and best wishes. Please join friends and colleagues to celebrate all that Mary Laurel has meant to Augsburg and our neighbors!

Zoom link for the celebration:

Hybrid All Hands Meeting TODAY

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The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be today, 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).

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