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Teaching and Learning

CTL Diversity Discussion Today

The CTL Diversity Dialogue on Ta-Nehisi Coates' award-winning book "Between the World and Me" is TODAY.

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Riverside Room, Christensen Center

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Miss the Classroom Civility Webinar?

Faculty, if you missed this Tuesday's webinar "Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom," you can catch up on the content by visiting the CTL website.

A hefty packet of materials from the webinar, along with many other resources, is posted under the "Difficult Classroom Moments" section of the CTL Teaching Tips and Resources page.

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Intl. & USA Off-campus Course Proposals: Due Dec.

Any course with an overnight off-campus (domestic or international) component, must be approved through Academic Affairs (AAC/GAAC, CGEE) prior to offering the course.

See revised proposal forms here:

DEADLINE for 2017-2018 (Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018) is December 1, 2016. Faculty may also submit proposals for 2018-2019.

Please contact Leah Spinosa de Vega ( or 612-330-1650) for more information or to discuss/flesh out an idea.

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It's Time to Visit the Writing Lab

You probably have papers, applications, or personal statements due soon. Tutors in the Writing Lab can help! The lab is located in Lindell Library, street level just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing task. Just bring your work in progress (hard copy).

These are the hours for fall term:

Mondays - 11:10 - 1:40; 6:30 - 9:30
Tuesdays - 12:30 - 3; 3:30 - 6; 7:30 - 10
Wednesdays - 3:30 - 6; 6:30 - 9
Thursdays - 12:30 - 3; 3:30 - 6; 7:30 - 10
Fridays - 4 - 6:30 (NOTE - Because the Library has changed its hours, the Lab has adjusted Friday hours from our previous posted Friday schedule.)
Sundays - 5 - 8

Questions? Please contact Kathryn Swanson, English Department

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New Faculty Series: Student Success

The next installment in the New Faculty Series is next Wednesday! Katie Bishop, Chief Student Success Officer, will address the many factors that contribute to students' success in college, as well as Augsburg's commitment to becoming a student-ready campus.

Wednesday, October 5
New Faculty Series: Succeeding at Student Success
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lindell 301

Co-sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV) and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). This series is designed for new faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

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Apply to be a Civic Studies Fellow

The Civic Studies Fellows will be a group of 6 Augsburg faculty and staff and 3 community members who commit to engaging in civic studies and action for the duration of the academic year. The Civic Studies Fellows will work strategically so they can co-create with others to positively impact the Augsburg community, our partnerships, and the larger landscape of civic engagement in higher education. They will strategize about Augsburg's potential to be "Big to the World" by taking leadership in the field.

Being a Civic Studies Fellow involves commitment to the following:

- To become familiar with core texts of Civic Studies and engage in monthly discussions with the other fellows about the readings and their strategic implications.
- To be part of an action team of fellows that are working on an issue at Augsburg.

Fellows will receive a professional development stipend of $700 for Augsburg Civic Studies Fellows and $1000 for community fellows.

Visit the website for more information on the commitments, requirements, and how to apply.

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General Announcements

UT Hill Retirement Party

Please join us on Friday, September 30, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Augsburg Room to celebrate the retirement of UT Hill. UT has worked at Augsburg College for 13 years in the Custodial Services Department. Stop by and wish her well as she enters the next chapter of her life.

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Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-9pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7pm

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8pm, with Hot Food available at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7pm
Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Continental Breakfast 9:45am-11am
Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Light Lunch 1:30pm-4:30pm
Dinner 4:30pm-7pm

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Food Service Specials

Come to The Commons on Tuesday, October 11, for Tiger Sushi! During lunch Tiger Sushi Chefs will be making fresh California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Caterpillars, Sake Maki, and Veggie Rolls!

There is Plated Duck Breast at lunch today in The Commons!

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Food Service Menus

The Nabo Special today is Tomato Soup, Mozzarella Sticks, Breadstick and Fountain Soda.

Market Place is Serving Italian Meatballs, Purple Cauliflower, Herbed Potato Wedge, Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Red Onion and Butter

Vege is Serving Garlic Kale, Fresh Carrots, Baby Red Tomatoes with Vegan Pesto, Diced Sweet Potatoes with Banana and Walnut

There is a Build Your Own Quesadilla Bar at World Flavors!

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Event Announcements

Fashion Show and Music This Saturday On Campus

Sisterhood Fall Fashion Show will be at West Bank Open Streets this year!

Join us at the Augsburg stage on the corner of 6th Street and 21st Avenue (near OGC) Saturday, October 1 at 3 p.m. Catch the latest designs from the sewing program that showcases stunning maxi skirts and vivid fall fashions from the Boutique.

Stop by Open Streets from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for live music, henna, food, games, prizes & traveling tales. Come say hello and show your support! We can't wait to see you there.

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Fac/Staff Training: Minimizing Unconscious Bias

Faculty and Staff Training: Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring

The Provost's Office, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, and Human Resources are partnering to offer a training session for faculty and staff on Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring which will be held on Tuesday, October 11 in OGC 100, from 9:00 a.m. - noon.

The training will include a video and discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Cookson of Language and Culture Worldwide. We will be discussing unconscious bias and it's impact on the hiring and selection process and strategies we can use to de-bias situations.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Judi Green ( by October 4, 2016.

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Drivers and Cyclists Social: October 6, 8-9 A.M.

Staff and faculty are invited to the Drivers and Cyclists Social, Thursday, Oct. 6, 8-9 a.m., East Commons, Christensen Center

Staff and faculty are invited to this event so that
--drivers can meet and mingle with others from their zip code or along their travel route (and maybe form a carpool or find an opportunity for an occasional ride-share);
--cyclists can meet and mingle with others who ride their bike to Augsburg to share tips, trails and travails; this will also be an opportunity for cyclists to register for the ZAP Twin Cities program
--all enjoy some coffee, or tea, and snacks and conversation

If you can't make it, but would like to connect with others from your area about carpooling or occasional ride-sharing, please feel free to complete this form

We also encourage people to check out Metro Transit Ride Share:

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Depression and Anxiety Screening Day

Worried? Stressed? Sad? You're not alone. Get help at the Center for Wellness and Counseling's Depression and Anxiety Screening Day. Stop by the CWC table in Christensen Center on Monday, October 3, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; or stop by the Center for Wellness & Counseling in Anderson Residence Hall on Wednesday, October 5, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Complete a free 10-15 minute screening for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. No appointments necessary. You will meet face-to-face with a counselor to discuss the results and receive information about resources on- and off-campus to help address your concerns. Contact CWC at x1707 with any questions. Depression and anxiety are treatable. Get help today!

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Morning Chapel: Dr. Marty Stortz Preaching

Join us in the chapel for worship today at 11:30 a.m. as we continue our chapel series "Vocation 2.0" with Dr. Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation, preaching.

Our series concludes tomorrow:
Friday, 9/30, 10:40 a.m.: Robert Harper '16

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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Blood Drive Needs Donors on 10/5

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus on Wednesday 10/5/16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there are still many spots available for needed donors. PLEASE look at your schedule for that day and try to find a time to help save a life. It is so easy to do on campus. You can find a time online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and we can find a time as well.

Thank you for helping save lives. For every one pint of blood donated three lives are saved so please consider donating and get a time today.

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Muslim Identities in Minnesota

Are you interested in learning about Muslim Identities in Minnesota?

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg College

In the 21st century there is a plethora of clichés, stereotypes, and over-generalizations about Muslims in Minnesota, where there are also a variety of different ways of being Muslim.

Join Professor Cawo Abdi and Ph.D. candidate Nahid Khan to explore the diversity of Muslims in Minnesota today and the many contexts shaping their lives and identities. Professor Abdi will draw on her recently published book on the Somali diaspora, Elusive Jannah, and Khan will present data from her research on the portrayal of Islam and Muslims in Twin Cities media over the last several decades.

The event is FREE and OPEN to the public!

For more information, please see

Questions can be directed to or 612-330-1403

Sponsored by the Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation at Augsburg College in collaboration with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas.

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Bethany Lutheran Rummage Sale - Fri. & Sat.

Bethany Lutheran Church in Seward-annual INDOOR/Basement rummage/estate sale

Address: E. Franklin Ave. & 25th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406

HUGE Friday, Sept. 30, 9 to 5:30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 to 3.
Furniture galore. Bedroom set, 3 sofas, 4 dining room sets, toys, tools, household.
Great selection of clothes, children, men and women.
Service for 12 "Golden Wheat" dishes.

Lunch will be served on Friday.

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