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Teaching and Learning from Insurgent Democracy

Teaching and Learning from Insurgent Democracy: From Diversity and Inclusion to Equity and Empowerment

Wednesday, October 5
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lindell 301

Faculty, on October 5th CTL and the CCV are co-hosting a special event featuring Michael Lansing, Associate Professor of History. At this event, Michael will share how writing his book Insurgent Democracy pushed him to reconsider classroom strategies for equity and empowerment. He poses the question, what would it mean for Augsburg to be a "democracy college"? Creating equal chances for students from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds is the most difficult task we face. Empowerment -- through the teaching of basic democratic skills that lead to co-creation -- might be one way to address them in our teaching and learning.

Lunch will be provided. There are a limited number of seats available and an RSVP is required. Full-time faculty - especially new faculty - will be given priority. RSVP now to secure a spot!

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Faculty & Staff Diversity Conversation Tomorrow

Faculty and staff are invited to join a seminar-style conversation on Ta-Nehisi Coates' award-winning "Between the World and Me." Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, this diversity dialogue will be facilitated by CTL Inclusiveness Fellows Rachel Lloyd, Education, and Mzenga Wanyama, English.

Thursday, September 29
Diversity Dialogue: Coates' Between the World and Me
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Riverside Room, Christensen Center

Email Mara at to RSVP and receive the excerpt in PDF. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch!

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New Faculty E-Learning Development Opportunity

Augsburg's Center for Teaching and Learning, in cooperation with the E-Learning Team, is offering a unique opportunity for new faculty members to participate in an EdTech Cohort.

The six-week cohort will be composed of three 90-minute face-to-face sessions (3:30-5:00 p.m. on 10/20, 11/3, and 11/17) with online activities scheduled during the intervening weeks. The goal is to familiarize new faculty with strategies for integrating Moodle and other available learning technologies with their individual teaching approach. Activities will encourage participants to incorporate new strategies into their teaching preparation to avoid significantly increasing their workload.

A stipend of $200 will be awarded upon successful completion of the cohort. Any new full-time (tenure track or continuing special appointments) faculty who have joined Augsburg in the last two years are eligible to join the cohort. Email Mara at ASAP to sign up!

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Civic Studies Fellows - Apply Now

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:

- Monthly meetings to learn the literature of civic studies, the larger context (for instance, the Obama Foundation to be located in Chicago is using Civic Studies as its focus, with potential to powerfully impact the civic engagement landscape), and strategize how integrate Civic Studies themes into curricular and co-curricular life. Meetings will explore various topics including the history, theory and practices of Civic Studies, and strategy. In these monthly meetings we will discuss some shared readings and learn some organizing strategies.
- Be part of a work group that comes out of this work to identify an issue having to do with institutional and or cultural change at Augsburg. That work group will meet as a small group to engage around the issue that group members identify.

These amount to two core commitments:

- To become familiar with core texts of Civic Studies and engage in 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 new website for more information about requirements and how to apply:

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General Announcements

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 a Smoothie Bar at breakfast and lunch today in The Commons!

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Open Position in Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The Nobel Prize Peace Forum has an open position for Managing Director, Nobel Prize Peace Forum. This position is being posted internally only and can be accessed through Inside Augsburg under On-Campus Student Jobs. Click on "Find Jobs" to access the posting. The posting will remain active for seven (7) calendar days.

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2016-2017 Torstenson Community Scholars Selected

The Department of Sociology is excited to announce that Emily Campbell, Jennifer Kochaver, Ellen Sachs and Mark Daniels have been selected as 2016-2017 Torstenson Community Scholars. The scholars will spend the year researching the impact of oil exploration on residents of northwestern North Dakota. Their work will include a spring research trip to the area to conduct interviews with local residents.

The Torstenson Scholars program has been made possible through the generosity of Mark Johnson, a 1975 Metro-Urban Studies graduate of Augsburg College. Mr. Johnson's gift and the formation of the community scholars program are in memory of Professor Joel Torstenson '38, who was instrumental in founding Augsburg's Department of Sociology.

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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 Menus

The Nabo Special today is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with Chips and Fountain Soda.

Market Place is Serving Slow Roasted Cajun Turkey Breast, Creamed Corn, Boiled Baby Red Potatoes with Basil, Fresh Green Beans with Sea Salt.

Vege is Serving Marinated Grilled Italian Tofu, Southeast Asian Zucchini Coconut Curry, Quinoa with Lemon and Peas, Roasted Garlic Cremini Mushrooms with Thyme and Caramelized Onions.

Today is Wing Wednesday at World Flavors!

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Event Announcements

Open Streets in Cedar Riverside This Saturday

Augsburg is hosting a stage and much more for Open Streets this Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the corner of 6th Street and 21st Avenue near Jimmy Johns.

-Music by several different artists including an Augsburg band.
-A fashion show by the Sisterhood Boutique
-Spoken word by neighborhood youth

And, much of Cedar Riverside and the U of M streets will be closed to traffic and open to fun, fun, fun ...and food galore.

Don't miss it!
For more information go to:

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Campus Master Plan Focused Conversation: TODAY

The second Focused Conversation on the 2016 Campus Master Plan is TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Oren 100.

Slides and a replay of the first session will be posted on the All Hands page in the next several days.

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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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Morning Chapel: President Pribbenow Preaching

Join us in the chapel for worship today at 10:40am as we continue our chapel series "Vocation 2.0" with Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College, preaching.

Series Continues:
Thursday, 9/29, 11:30am: Dr. Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation
Friday, 9/30, 10:40am: Robert Harper '16

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

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Driver and Cyclist Social - Oct. 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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Fall Blood Drive Coming 10/5

Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for the annual fall blood drive on Wednesday 10/5/16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the East Commons. Several Auggies have already signed up to help save lives but we need more! Please consider donating whether it's your first time or you are a multiple time donor. You can sign up online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or you can call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to get a donation time.

All donors at the drive will get an awesome FREE t-shirt for donating, too. Every pint of blood help saves three lives so please help make the Augsburg Fall Blood Drive a success.

Any questions, call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

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Study Abroad Fair

Thank you everyone so much for taking the time to come to the study abroad fair and enter our passport drawing! We hope you were able to obtain some valuable information about the different programs. If you have any questions at all please feel free to stop by the study abroad office in the lower level of Christensen Center; suite 2. We would also encourage you to spend some time on our website so you can explore the different programs that are being offered.

If you haven't already, your next step would be to come into the office for a 20 minute Information Session that will answer many of your questions about study abroad/away.
Our information sessions are:
Monday: 10:40am and 3:00pm
Tuesday: 10:40am
Wednesday: 1:45pm
Thursday: 10:40am
Friday: 3:00pm

If these times do not work for you we also have walk in hours available or the opportunity to make an advising appointment as well, but if you have any questions please feel free to email
Check out the "before you go" section of our website for more details.

Lastly, can we give a huge round of applause for our WINNERS from the drawing! Congratulations to Michael Madson, Anyssa Astleford, Shannon Flanigan, Hannah Valen, Briana AlamillaBenitez, Morgan Lange, and Emma Erie!

Thank you again for coming to the fair! We look forward hearing from you.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress Info Sessions

The Registrar's Office and Student Financial Services are offering open sessions for faculty and staff advisers to learn about the new Satisfactory Academic Progress policy that was implemented this academic year. The sessions are an opportunity to learn about the policy and to ask questions about its implications for advising students who are affected. The upcoming information sessions are:

Thursday, 9/29 from 8:30-9:30am in OGC 100
Tuesday, 10/4 from noon-1:00pm in OGC 100
Thursday, 10/6 from noon-1:00pm in OGC 100
Thursday, 10/6 from 3:40-4:40pm in OGC 100

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Seed Saving Workshop in the Garden

When: Sunday Oct. 2, 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: Augsburg Community Garden, 20th Ave. S & 7th St. S

Join farmer Heather from Dream of Wild Health to learn about saving seeds from your garden. We can answer all your winter prep gardening questions. Garden snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome--from gardeners, to snack lovers, to those generally interested in food.

Questions? Contact Marisa Benasutti at

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