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Teaching and Learning

Classroom Strategies for Tense Moments - Next Tues.

Faculty and staff are invited to a live webinar on navigating difficult moments and conflict in the classroom, led by Kathy Obear, Ed.D, Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute.

This webinar will equip faculty with:

-Tools to create an inclusive classroom from the start and negotiate working agreements that set the stage for meaningful dialogue.
-How to recognize when a classroom discussion becomes “difficult” for students and/or themselves – get tools and approaches to de-escalate triggered reactions and promote engaged conversation.
-Criteria to decide whether to engage in difficult conversations in the moment or table for a future setting.
-Techniques to revisit classroom situations that did not further learning or group development so that everyone can learn how to do better the next time.

Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom
Tuesday, September 27
1:00-2:30 p.m., OGC 100

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Discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates with CTL next Thurs.

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 Dialog: 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.

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Intl. & USA Off-campus Course Proposals: Due Dec. 1

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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General Announcements

Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-1:30pm

Nabo is open from 7:30am-6pm, with Hot Food available at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-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!

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Food Service Menus

The Nabo Special today is Hot Dogs with Chips and Fountain Soda.

Market Place is Serving Roasted Turkey Breast, Fresh Asparagus with Lemon and Dill, Winter Vegetable Risotto, Broccoli with Walnuts and Parmesan.

Vege is Serving Mexican Corn, Pesto Brown Rice, Oven Roasted Russet Fries with Dry Spicy Rub, Butternut Squash.

There is Fish and Chips at World Flavors!

Come to The Commons during Lunch today for Carved Pork Loin!

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Event Announcements

Blackout: Open Mic

Join us for our first biyearly Open Mic Night! The theme will be Black Out, so don't forget to wear all black! This event will be held in the Augsburg Student Lounge, and it is an opportunity to come out and meet more people, bond with other Augsburg Students and community members, as well as a chance to showcase your work and support other amazing artists. Showcasing your art can include but is not limited to poetry, singing, playing an instrument, rapping, comedy, beat-boxing, dancing, etc. Sign-ups will start at 6 p.m. sharp. The list fills up fast so please come early.

Featured artists of the night will include-

Radio Ahlee ::

We ask that any art showcased does not display any negative remarks or actions such as racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, and things of that sort. If we notice that is the case, you will be asked off stage kindly. We aim to create a safe space for all to express their identities and feelings openly without ridicule or discrimination. Please be mindful of our ask.

This event will be $5 for off-campus students and community members. Augsburg Students must bring their ID to get in for free.

Please contact with any questions, comments or concerns.

This is the place to be on September 30, 2016, you don't want to miss out! Peace!

Pan-Afrikan Student Union

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Convocation Today: Peace Builder Karim El-Hibri

You will not want to miss Homecoming Convocation Today, Friday, Sept 23 from 10-11 a.m. in the Chapel. Come hear a preview of this year's Alumni Award Recipients as we kick off Homecoming Weekend with Augsburg Jazz Band and our Alumni Award recipients.

There will be a featured talk from First Decade Award Recipient, Karim El-Hibri. Karim serves as the strategic advisor and founding Board Member of the El-Hibri Foundation, a private grant-making organization that supports building an inclusive America by advancing peace and respect for diversity inspired by the universally shared values of Islam. The Foundation focuses on peace education and interfaith cooperation through grants and awards that recognize leadership, and programs that promote learning and inclusion. With his work through the El-Hibri Foundation, Karim is carrying out philanthropy for positive social change through community building, education, and peace building efforts. Karim continues to be a champion for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and the StepUP® Program.

Hope 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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Get Your Flu Shot Monday 9/26

Fall is officially over and flu season is upon us. The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus on Monday 9/26/16 from 10:30 - 1:30 p.m. administering flu shots. The flu shot clinic will be in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall.

Most insurances are accepted so please bring a photo ID and your insurance card. Cash or check also accepted and the cost is $36.

An additional flu shot clinic will be held Thursday 10/27/16 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. also in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office.

Any questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. No appointment is needed.

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West Bank Crash Course - Next Week

West Bank Crash Course is a week-long introduction to the West Bank neighborhood and a celebration of and for local businesses, residents, artists, and guests. This series of free workshops and events will be held Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, 2016. For a listing of Crash Course offerings, go to West Bank Crash Course is hosted by the West Bank Business Association and The Southern Theater. Crash Courses are a great way to get to know West Bank businesses, learn about the neighborhood, and experience new cuisine and music.

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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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Event 360 - 1 Day / 4 Hrs of Work / $44

I have an event this Sunday 9/25 from 8:30-12:30 paying $11/hr.
It's a super fun event for a road race
-help with registration
-hand out water and schwag bags

email me for more info -

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West Bank Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night - 9/26

West Bank businesses know that faculty and staff from area institutions are some of the best customers and ambassadors of the neighborhood. To show appreciation for this support, the West Bank Business Association (WBBA) is hosting a faculty and staff appreciation night on Monday, September 26, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, at the Southern Theater (1420 Washington Avenue S.). Join the WBBA board and staff, local business owners, and colleagues from Augsburg, the U of MN, and St. Catherine's at this fun event.

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Homecoming 2016: The Party is on Rain or Shine

The Taste of Augsburg and the Block Party are two of the most popular events at Homecoming, but never fear. Rain or shine these events will take place. Keep your eyes peeled for rain site information in the event that rain tries to spoil our fun!

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What is an Auggie Talk? Sign Me Up

Think Ted Talk delivered by faculty, staff, alumni or students. These are free events open to everyone and offered throughout Homecoming Weekend. No advance registration needed!

Friday Sept 23
3:30pm - 4pm
--ReFirement @ Sateren Auditorium*
Jack Fortin of the Bernard Christensen Center for Vocation presents on ReFirement - being your best self during the retirement years

Saturday, Sept 24
9am - 9:30am
-- History of Augsburg* @ Music 22: Professor Phil Adamo presents on the history of Augsburg.
-- The Adventure of the River Semester* @ Sateren Auditorium: Professor Joe Underhill will share his insights on how this cross-disciplinary education opportunity on the Mississippi River came to life for Augsburg students one year ago.
-- StrengthsFinder* @ Music 23: Matt Swenson '91, founder of Metamorfos, will delve into the world of StrengthsFinder, the assessment tool that helps you, colleagues, and employers better understand your strengths and talents.

11am - 11:30am
-- Alumni Travel Program* @ Music 23: Oh, the places you'll go! Hear about the upcoming tours being planned exclusively for Augsburg alumni, parents, and friends.
-- The Generosity of Art* @ Tjornholm Nelson Theater: First Decade Award recipient Kyle Loven '06 presents on his work and the opportunities he's found through the community of collaborators, presenters, grant organizations, Augsburg faculty, and Minneapolis companies that helped set him on his journey and allow him to continue making his art.
-- Augsburg Now, Augsburg Tomorrow* @ Music 22: Join Ann Garvey, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Leif Anderson, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, as they dive into milestones that have led Augsburg to where it is today and where it is headed tomorrow. Come place yourself on the timeline and take part.

-- Remembering Martin Sabo* @ Sateren Auditorium
Remembering and celebrating the life of Representative Martin Sabo, Augsburg Class of 1959. Sponsored by the Class of 1976, celebrating its 40-year reunion.
-- Auggie Student Talk: Summer Research Presentations* @ Music 23: Come learn from three chemistry students as they present their findings from their faculty-student summer research projects and share insights into the importance of continued research to increase the general understanding of the topics at hand.

-- Construction Update on the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, & Religion* @ Lindell 301
Come learn from Rebecca John, VP of Marketing & Communication, and Brian Baar from McGough as they show a sneak peek into the current construction and vision behind the new Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.
-- Tour the Library's Digital Archives* @ Lindell 15 (basement)
Bill Wittenbreer, Lindell librarian, will introduce attendees to the library's extensive digital archives, including the online yearbook and Echo.

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