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Webinar TODAY at 5 p.m.: Five Ways to Make Course Content More Accessible to Everyone

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Five Ways to Make Course Content More Accessible to Everyone Right From the Start

Description: From video content to Moodle articles, this presentation will review 5 ways to make course content more accessible for students on Moodle and in class. We know that creating course content takes a lot of time and effort, and we want to discuss ways that embedding accessibility from the start can benefit students and save faculty time in the future.

Presenter: Lauren Radomski, M.A., OTR/L, Assistive Technology & Accommodations Specialist, CLASS/Disability Resources

Zoom ID: 92598091204
Passcode: 270541

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Nominations Open: Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment in one of three categories: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. All full-time faculty who have been employed at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Additionally adjunct faculty who have taught at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award.

Any member of the Augsburg Community (faculty student, staff, etc.) may nominate a person for these awards. For more information on the process and requirements of nominators, please see the individual nomination forms on the page linked below.

Nominations are open until March 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

General Announcements

Online Survey—Chance to Win $100 Giftcard

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.
Thank you!

Event Announcements

Warm Your Heart: Volunteer With Middle Schoolers This Winter

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to more than 1,300 students in the Twin Cities!

In January-March, we will be hosting weeknight debate tournaments for middle school students. Middle school debaters learn important skills like critical thinking, deep listening, note-taking, argumentation, and public speaking in debate – but they also have fun, make friends, and take pride in representing their school!

You can help make it happen by becoming a volunteer debate judge. No debate experience? No problem. We’ll train you. Judges listen carefully to students debating, weigh the arguments, choose a winner, and provide feedback for improvement.

Need/want service hours? Finish them before the semester heats up!

Sign up here:

Tomorrow: Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Christian and Muslim Resources for Restorative Justice

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Join Professor Najeeba Syeed and the Oxford Interfaith Forum for this free, virtual event. Professor Syeed will speak on Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Christian and Muslim Resources for Restorative Justice.

Date: January 11, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, CST
Place: Zoom
Cost: Free, but you must register to receive the zoom link

For more information and to register, click here:

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Art Commissions Open: Your Own Personal Hand-Painted Pet Portrait

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My name is Rebecca and I work for the Minnesota Urban Debate League, but I’m also a painter. I am paying off some medical bills with art commissions. Members of the Augsburg community commissioned several paintings over the holidays, and I was very grateful. I am still open for commissions going into 2024!

I am painting acrylic on canvas in multiple small sizes for the following prices:

4″ x 4″: $40

4″ x 5″: $50

5″ x 5″: $70

5″ x 7″: $80

8″ x 10″: $120

I will ask you for a photo of the pet to copy and some colors you like, as well as the pets’ interests, to inform the background.

This provides a good sample of the type of portraits I do:

As does this link:

I can be paid by cash, Venmo, or PayPal and can drop off on Augsburg’s campus OR mail in the USA as needed.

If you are interested, please reach out ASAP and let me know by what date you want the portrait. (It makes for a great birthday present!)

Serious inquiries only. Please email me at if you are interested.