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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

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

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.

Anti-Racism in Practice: Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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Facilitated by Clyde Wilson Pickett, M.Ed., Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh and Cornell L. Craig, MBA, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Hofstra University, New York

This second level training workshop is designed to expand individual intercultural competency development and add to the foundation of an anti-racist campus community. It is a follow-up to the fall and spring anti-racism training series with a focus on culturally-responsive uses of language, microaggressions, and strategies that put allyship into action. Utilizing a case study format, this workshop will encourage participants to further the practical application of their skills in order to better promote inclusion and confront bias in order to promote a more equitable working and learning environment and support anti-racist practices.

Tuesday, May 11 from 8 am – 11 am

The Zoom link for this and other “3 Days in May” events can be found in the attachment below. This document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

“Learning Loss”: A “3 Days in May” Session This Tuesday

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Facilitated by Katie Bishop and Lyz Wendland

In this session we will share data and perspective on the ways in which students have experienced learning loss during the pandemic. We will share suggestions on how to address this in the classroom and lead participants in a discussion of tactics and resources.

Check out or the link below for the “3 Days in May” schedule, session descriptions, and Zoom information. (The attached document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.)

3 Days in May Schedule/Information

General Announcements

Student Campus Box Closing/Survey

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As the end of the academic year has arrived please make sure to check 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.

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

Nancy Guilbeault Virtual Retirement Gathering – Monday May 10

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After 41 years of service 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 at one time had both yoga and tai chi on campus and the CWC due to Nancy’s persistence hosted several successful convocations on mental health and wellness. 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.
Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)

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

Join us for the 2021 Staff Appreciation Event Today May 10

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We are excited for you to join us for the 2021 Staff Appreciation event, which will be streamed on the Augsburg Youtube channel. 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 leave comments and interact with the Augsburg Community while the event takes place.

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