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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Lindell Basement Cleanup, Energy Savings and New Meeting Room Projects

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Work is continuing on the lower level of the Lindell Library, which flooded on August 26. A plug snapped off from the fire sprinkler line of Lindell’s water system, causing clean water to run into the mechanical room and the rest of the lower level. The entire space was flooded and nearly two feet of water filled an elevator.
Augsburg is working with professional sanitization and environmental firms to assess when the space will be usable. It has already been determined that the two classrooms, 15 and 16, are usable.

All campus light bulbs are being replaced with energy-saving LED lights by the end of the year. Facilities will notify departments about a week ahead of time and share updates via A-mail when work is being done in their area. The cost savings was planned to pay for a needed replacement for the Edor Nelson Athletic Field dome. The dome is 15 years old and the life expectancy is 12. The new dome will be installed in November.

Since there’s a lot of demand for student organizations to meet, Anderson 21 and Sverdrup 208 are being turned into meeting spaces. Anderson 21, in the residence hall’s basement, was used by McGough Construction as an office during the Hagfors Center construction. Sverdrup 208, had been the former Honors Lounge. Both areas are being updated with paint, new carpet, and technology to become meeting rooms. Once the projects are complete, it will be communicated via A-mail and reservations can be made.

For additional Facilities information, please visit the department website.

https://sites.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Building Access Update

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

As we start of the fall semester, there will be some changes to building access to help facilitate a transition back to campus and in-person instruction. The changes to building access began on 8/25 – please read below to see how building access will be changing.

The following buildings will be open to the public from 7 am – 7 pm and will be accessible by fob from 7 pm – 10 pm:
– Lindell Library (hours will vary based on when the Library is open)
– Sverdrup
– Memorial
– Science
– Old Main
– Christensen Center
– Oren Gateway Center
– Anderson Lower Level

The following buildings will remain on fob access only from 7 am – 10 pm (with the exception of scheduled events):
– Hagfors Center
– Foss Center
– Anderson Music Hall
– Kennedy Center/Si-Melby
– Ice Arena

Please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Teaching and Learning

CTL Teaching and Learning Reading Group (Fall)

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Join us this fall as we read and discuss the book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang. Each chapter begins with illustrative anecdotes, overviews the relevant research on student learning (in lay language), describes easy-to-implement teaching strategies, ideas, and activities to enhance student learning, and ends with a handy bullet list summary (great for skimming). This is a no-guilt book group. You are welcome at a session no matter how much or little of the reading you were able to complete.

Reading Group Meetings:
Thursday, Sept. 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Introduction & Ch. 1 Knowledge
Thursday, Oct 7, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ch. 2, 3 Knowledge
Thursday, Nov 4, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ch. 4-6 Understanding
Thursday, Dec 2, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Ch. 7-9 Inspiration
Tuesday, Dec 14, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Celebration of teaching & learning

We are planning to meet in person, but welcome Zoom participants as well.

To register: Use the Registration Form linked below.

We look forward to conversations on teaching and learning the book inspires.
Kristen Chamberlain, Communication Studies, Film, and New Media and
Su Dorée, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (organizers)

P.S. If you are interested in the group but cannot meet at that time, let us know: doree@augsburg.edu

Registration Form

Forum Podcast ep 73. Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) answers questions from listeners that attended our July 15, 2021 webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p73/

General Announcements

Back To School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

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

Resources to Create an Effective Resume

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Did you know, most employers will decide whether or not to consider your resume within six seconds? Develop a resume that demonstrates you are the best candidate for the job or internship you are applying for. Not sure where to start? Check out online, on-demand resume and cover letter resources on Strommen’s Community Moodle Site.

Drop-in hours with Career Peer Advisors begin on Monday, September 13th. Drop-in hours are as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am. Students may also schedule Resume & Cover Letter Review appointments with a career coach in Handshake.

Strommen Community Moodle Site

Student Job: Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

submitted by nguyentt@augsburg.edu

Student Job: Operation Specialist Assistant – Apply Now

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for detail-oriented and adaptable student worker to provide administrative support for the Office of Admissions by supporting the daily functions of the Operations team. Please review the full job description and apply online by following these steps:

1. Log into Inside Augsburg and select “On-Campus Student Jobs’
2. Log in to or set-up your Handshake account
3. Search Jobs
4. Filter for “On-Campus” Jobs

5. Apply for the: Operation Specialist Assistant position
Or visit: http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=135048

6. Submit the Operation Specialist Assistant Form (https://forms.gle/1RZN6Jy7soFnkoTk9)to help us get to know you better

Apply Now!

Student Workers Wanted: Study Abroad and Away Office

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (study abroad & away office) is hiring students for fall! We have TWO positions available, both with a focus on marketing and outreach, among other duties.

Students interested in using and growing their communication, marketing, graphic design, and/or social media skills are highly encouraged to apply! No study abroad/away experience is required.

Look for the CGEE student jobs on Handshake, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to your application!

Find full details and apply online via Handshake

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester classes have a travel component on spring break. These programs are open to students in good standing:

**ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC

**WRITING LA DOLCE VITA: FOOD, CULTURE AND ART IN ITALY

Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:

abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

El-Hibri Family to Fund an Endowed Executive Directorship for Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute

submitted by symes@augsburg.edu

Fuad and Nancy El-Hibri are generously establishing the El-Hibri Endowed Executive Directorship for the Interfaith Institute. President Pribbenow plans to launch a comprehensive search for a candidate who will serve as a national ambassador of the interfaith movement and partner with campus leaders as a change agent for interreligious learning and living. This position will lead the Interfaith Institute while simultaneously participating as a member of the faculty. Read more about this generous gift and the Executive Directorship for the Interfaith Institute here: https://www.augsburg.edu/giving/2021/09/03/the-el-hibri-family-to-fund-an-endowed-executive-directorship-for-augsburgs-interfaith-institute/

https://www.augsburg.edu/giving/2021/09/03/the-el-hibri-family-to-fund-an-endowed-executive-directorship-for-augsburgs-interfaith-institute/

Join the MN Urban Debate League’s “Back to Debate” Supply Drive

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

JOIN OUR BACK-TO-DEBATE 2021 SUPPLY DRIVE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities area.

We’re planning to shift back to in-person programming with COVID-19 precautions in place- which means we need new supplies!

Help us meet the moment by donating new or gently used supplies, including:

– Expanding file folders
– 1-inch+ binders
– Highlighters
– Sticky notes
– Legal pads
– Black, blue, and red pens

Check out our Amazon wishlist & help us equip our high school national topic debaters by the first tournament on September 25th! https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/19POQ77IQ7J7G/guest-view

If you or your workplace have gently-used supplies, please contact us at mnudl@augsburg.edu so we can set up a time for pickup/dropoff.

Or, make a flexible cash or check donation. $25 covers the entry fees for a student’s first debate tournament! Become a one-time or monthly giver now and you’ll set more students up for success in the first season. https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/donate-2/

Join Our Supply Drive & Share With Your Network

Event Announcements

Daily Chapel: Tori Remer

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am today as we install Tori Remer as the pastoral intern for 2021-22. Tori will preach on “Curious Faith” as part of our Courageous Curiosity theme for the fall. Mark Sedio will play the organ in chapel. If you would like to hear yesterday’s chapel with President Paul Pribbenow, it is available on Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Yesterday’s chapel

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 15

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies, both abroad and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, September 15

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to Enter the Prize Drawing for great gift cards!

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away & get a fair preview!

Student Organizations—Sign up for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg

submitted by huntert2@augsburg.edu

Calling all student organizations!

Sign up to be a vendor during this year’s Taste of Augsburg Homecoming event. Interact with fellow students, alumni, and friends of the university while fundraising for your student group!

As a vendor, students are encouraged to sell a product (food, pom poms, etc.), or a service (carnival game, face painting, etc.). Groups are responsible for the cost of the product/service, but any profit made will be yours to keep.

See more important details below:

Booths tied to the football game will have an option to close at 1 pm.
Alumni Relations will be awarding up to $1,000 in seed money for student groups & athletic teams to help purchase supplies. Money will be awarded on a rolling basis until all money is spent.
Up to $100 for groups offering food—main or side dishes
Up to $50 for groups offering dessert or beverage items
$25-$50 for groups offering games or activities

Fill out the Seed Money Application by Friday, September 23, 2021.

Vendor Registration is open through Friday, September 17, 2021.

Remember, first come first serve to claim booth items—so start talking to your group now.

Questions? Contact Tia’Lana Hunter at huntert2@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1171.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SIGN-UP

Forum Webinar Engaging with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers and Employees

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: September 16, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenters: Vannessa LeBoss, Communication Service for the Deaf  |  Craig Radford, Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
Cost: Free
Registration: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/engaging-with-deaf-hard-of-hearing-customers-and-employees/

Every day, one to two million Deaf Americans are forced to communicate either through a third party or secondary language in order to reach customer support. This session will share new technology and resources now available today that will allow your organization to provide direct video communication for customer support in sign language instead of relying on outdated third party interpreters or TTY’s. Learn how to create jobs and hire qualified deaf employees with ease, while providing equitable customer support and gaining customers from an untapped market in the process.

Learning Outcomes
Understand the pros & cons of current customer support methods & equitable options now available
Learn why one in four deaf quit due to discrimination, and how to avoid isolation for people with a disability
Learn innovative ways to reach an untapped two million plus customer market and internally create jobs

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/engaging-with-deaf-hard-of-hearing-customers-and-employees/

J Flight at First Avenue and 7th St

submitted by rolfk@augsburg.edu

The twin cities area is rich in culture and arts! Have you been wanting to explore the vibrant Minneapolis music scene? Come out and see some of the talent we have here right in our backyards.

J flight is a national artist from right here in Saint Paul and he will be performing at the infamous First Ave & 7th St Entry on Tuesday, September 21st! Come show support and maybe find a new favorite artist or two while you are at it!

Special guests include: Soda Supreme, Xten with Rich Goone and Alexkai, Yare and Knucky. Hosted by Tadow.

This is an 18+ event. ID required. Doors open at 7, Show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

You must have your vaccine card or proof of a negative covid test within 72 hours prior to the show.

Buy tickets here

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Have Debate Experience? Become a Paid Coach or Judge for the MN Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. Our mission is to empower students to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

We are looking for community coaches for the 2020-21 season. Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred.

We pay our coaches $2,250 for the September-December season and we pay judges $55 a day to judge.

Contact Jake Swede at swedej@augsburg.edu if you fit the description and are interested!

Open FT + Contract Positions Available at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We are hiring for multiple FT and contract positions:

Operations Coordinator:

The Operations Coordinator plays an essential role in implementing the administrative and operation systems for the Minnesota Urban Debate League program. The pay range is $38,000-42,000 yearly. Augsburg University provides full benefits; additionally after one year, employees are eligible for tuition remission – a great benefit to further a degree for yourself or a dependent.
Learn more about the job and apply via Augsburg University: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=134449

Community Debate Liaison – AmeriCorps VISTA

The Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA role deadline has been extended to October 1st. Gain professional development in the nonprofit field while expanding the capacity of our Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. An AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship is a great way to make a career change to the nonprofit field or prepare yourself for further education. Note: this job can be completed as a hybrid position if needed. Learn more and apply via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hiring/jobs/2681098552/detail/

Contract Photographer

We are searching for a contract tournament & event photographer. We are seeking experienced photographers with their own gear who can capture the excitement of tournaments, from rounds to award ceremonies. Weekend availability required in fall. Please contact mnudl@augsburg.edu with photo samples so we can set up a further conversation.

More Info about MNUDL Employment Opportunities