Beginning February 11th, a minor change to Zoom video conferencing security settings will be made. This change will require an additional password to be used in order to access newly scheduled Zoom sessions when connecting from the Zoom app or via telephone. For more information on how this change may affect how you use Zoom, a support guide can be found at http://go.augsburg.edu/lszoomchange
Archives for February 11, 2020
Building an Inclusive Church Training
***REGISTER BY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2020***
5:30 pm – 9 pm on Friday, February 28; 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, February 29. In Olson Campus Center (OCC) Room 10 both days.
A Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training helps you design and implement a journey for your faith community to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Building an Inclusive Church equips you with ways to create dialogue, deepening relationships throughout your faith community rather than sparking debate and division.
You will have opportunities to engage through a mix of presentation, hands-on practice, and small group discussion. Many of the tools you will learn come from faith-based relational organizing. Grounded in scripture and discipleship, this training allows you to explore your own Christian call to hospitality and evangelism. The training is centered on the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit and includes the tools of Graceful Engagement, the One-to-One Visit, Setting the Frame, Strategic Storytelling, Scriptural Engagement, and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression.
This workshop is open to both residential and distributed learners, as well as the general public. The cost for Luther Seminary students is only $35.00. Students, please register at the following link:
Chapel for the next two weeks will be WEDNESDAY ONLY, Holy Communion services, beginning at 11am.
This week: Wednesday, February 12th preacher is Tim Coltvet, Director of Contextual Learning
Business Office closed Friday 2/14/20
The Business Office will be closed on Friday, February 14th and will resume normal operating hours Monday, February 17th.
New website launch
On Monday, February 10, we launched the seminary’s new website at luthersem.edu. We would like to extend a note of gratitude to all those who contributed to this project, especially the staff in the marketing and communication and IT departments who have collaborated on this major assignment since Summer 2017.
We worked hard to mitigate issues on the front end, but anticipate that like any web property, the site will require ongoing content updates and maintenance. We have created a form for the seminary community to submit web content updates and requests. We encourage you to use it if you find any pages in need of attention. The form is available on the “Web Content Editing” page on Inside Luther Seminary: https://inside.luthersem.edu/campus-services/marketing/web-content-editing/
Much of the content on luthersem.edu requires infrequent updates, and the marketing team has staff in place to efficiently manage and implement site changes. In general, we encourage the seminary community to route content updates through our office. This is for the sake of consistency and accountability. As people with a deep knowledge of the website, the seminary’s brand and editorial guidelines, and accessibility standards, we can make sure web updates are implemented uniformly.
While we prefer to have content updates go through the marketing department, it is possible for your department to have direct access to edit particular pages. Becoming a web content manager comes with the following responsibilities:
– Abiding by the seminary’s brand and editorial style guidelines
– Completing a web accessibility training
– Creating a Siteimprove account and receiving regular reports via email (Siteimprove is a tool used to monitor the site for accessibility errors.)
– Ensuring all content is free from accessibility errors
– Engaging in conversations and a possible investigation if a violation of accessibility standards results in a complaint or lawsuit
Please reach out to Jennifer Thiel, web and email coordinator (email@example.com), and Joe Mann, web manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, concerns, or comments.