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Faculty Scholarship Display

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Friday, May 10th from 11:45am to 12:30pm in the Foss Atrium. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than May 1) using the form linked below.

Questions may directed to John Zobitz (zobitz@augsburg.edu) or Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (bankers@augsburg.edu).

All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 am to set up.

The faculty recognition luncheon and program begins in the chapel at 12:30.

Friday, May 10th | Faculty Scholarship Display | 11:45 am-12:30 pm, FOSS Atrium

Display Your Scholarship

Repeat “Day of Action” Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Two sessions from the “Day of Action” will be repeated in the coming weeks. See the CTL page for more details and to RSVP.

Wednesday, March 27th | Recognizing and Resisting White Supremacy in the Classroom | 2:00-3:30 pm, Marshall Room
Michael Grewe will host a repeat session of his “Day of Action” workshop. Participants will explore how white supremacy and racism manifest themselves within classroom and co-curricular spaces, including but not limited to the ways we process knowledge, engage with conflict, think about power dynamics, deliver content, and design assignments. Attendees will discuss ways of creating classes, programs, and events that resist white supremacy and embrace other forms of cultural knowledge and understandings

Monday, April 8th | Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom | 1:15-2:30 pm, OGC 100
Elaine Eschenbacher and Bob Groven will repeat their MLK, Jr. “Day of Action” session, in which participants will identify the advantages, disadvantages, and considerations for implementation of four potential policies on the use of racial slurs in a college classroom setting. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding the use of racial slurs in an academic environment and the varied perspectives on it.

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Creating Inclusive Environments for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday April 10th, you are welcome to attend this workshop that provides information about neurodiversity and inclusion. The session aims to promote understanding of the key defining characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder to facilitate development of more inclusive and equitable learning environments for the adult learner.

Wednesday, April 10th | Creating Inclusive Environments for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder | 1:50-3:00 pm, OGC 113

RSVP for “Creating Inclusive Environments…”

Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Participants in this workshop will be learning to recognize various aspects of class-based values and how they play out in policies and practices both in and out of the classroom. Discussion will further focus on disrupting the class-based norms by exploring alternative ways of thinking and acting.

Wednesday, April 3rd | Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum | 3:10-4:20 pm, OGC 111

RSVP for “Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Classroom”

General Announcements

Nominate a colleague for Staff Senate 2019-20

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Be engaged in the Augsburg community by serving on Staff Senate! For the upcoming 2019–20 school year, there are four Staff Senate seats available: three elected positions and one at-large position. If you’d like to become a senator or nominate a colleague, complete the nomination form by Friday, March 29. Nominees will be contacted by April 3rd and the election will be live from April 4–11.

All nominees will be contacted before a selection is made. The selected candidate will be notified by April 30 and announced at the Spring Social on May 21.

Staff Senate Nomination Form

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for March

submitted by huynhn1@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information can be found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Q&A for Gen Ed Revision

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The General Education Team will be offering Q&A sessions regarding the Revised Gen Ed Proposal. You are welcome to attend one or all of the following:

Tuesday, March 26th: 3:45-5:00 in the Marshall Room
Monday, April 1st: 9:30-10:45 in OGC 100
Wednesday, April 3rd: 3:15-4:30 in HC 150A
Monday, April 8th: 9:30-10:45 in the Marshall Room

In addition to the in-person sessions, you can ask questions and/or submit your comments via the online form linked below. If you provide an email address, you will receive a response to your question(s) from a member of the Gen Ed Team as quickly as time allows. Questions given without a contact will be posted with follow-up as we move forward. Comments and questions will be shared with the Augsburg community via Q&A sessions, faculty meetings, and other communications. For reference this link will take you to the Google Folder containing information on the Gen Ed Revisions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zIRTqpU0kBEUZRMmKfSA5mzdzfVw9AuU

Questions/Comments Regarding the Revised General Education Proposal

TIAA Financial Consultants on Campus Next Week

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, March 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, March 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, March 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

SIGN UP TODAY:
You can use the link below to sign up or call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

Space is limited, so please register soon!

For questions, please contact Joshua at shirreff@augsburg.edu.

Schedule your private consultation here!

Neck and back pain problems?

submitted by whitneyr@augsburg.edu

Did you know that 80% of Americans struggle with chronic neck or back pain?

Augsburg Wellbeing is excited to invite staff from Health Partner’s Physicians Neck & Back Clinic to go over some of the myths about how to deal with chronic neck and back pain.

Join us:
Tuesday, April 9th
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Christensen Center — Marshall Room

**NOTE: This will be an inter-active session where they will teach us simple exercises that we can do at home, or work, to improve our spinal fitness!**

UC-Subcommittee Forum – Spring Session

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Join Staff Senate to hear goals, updates, and plans moving forward from the University Council subcommittees whom we didn’t hear from this Fall.

Tuesday, April 2nd
1-2pm
OGC 100

Resource Committee (Net Growth Revenue Update)—Beth Reissenweber
Resource Committee (Staffing Structure Update)—Karen Kaivola
Enrollment Committee—Robert Gould
Student Success Committee—Katie Bishop

This is the second of this year’s two part series to help allow more time for questions. Half of the sub-committees presented this fall (read our event recap on the Staff Senate website). We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Announcements

Apply now for River Semester – Fall 2019

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Spend your Fall Semester traveling the length of the Mississippi River–from source to sea, with stops in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and countless small communities along the way.

During the River Semester, all students take four courses, earning a total of 16 credits.

The experiential nature of this program is a key factor to learning. Between the actual paddling of the canoes, we will also have excursions to towns along the river, have guest speakers, and visit local organizations. These activities will tie in the subject matter with real-world experiences and stories.

Full financial aid applies., and students can also apply for one of the Pentair Scholarships, worth up to $3,000 toward the cost of the program.

—APPLY BY APRIL 1—

To get a feel for some of what this experience is like, check out the short videos made by Kristy Ornelas, one of the students on the 2018 River Semester:

Learn more about courses and program features, and apply online

March 26 – First Lady Gwen Walz and Randy Florke

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Randy Florke will speak about the gay rights movement in a conversation with Gwen Walz, an advocate in her own right for equality, public education, and prison education. Walz is the wife of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and recently began working at Augsburg. Walz and Florke met when they were both Congressional spouses. Florke is married to New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Program with Q and A
8:30 p.m. Reception

Where:
Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg University
2200 7 1/2 Street S., Minneapolis

*Video taping is prohibited to maintain a safe space for dialogue.

Get tickets at this link. Admission is free.

AASA Presents Pan-Asian Week

submitted by thaohh4@augsburg.edu

Get ready for Pan Asian Week! Happening from March 25th to March 29th!

Join AASA for our workshops and the Asian Celebration Show!

Monday:
TABOO Event (in collaboration with Hmong Women Together) ~ Marshall Room 4 pm to 6 pm
&
Discover Asia ~ CC Lobby 9 am to 12 pm

Tuesday:
”COLORISM AND ASIAN BEAUTY STANDARDS” ~ Hagfors 150B 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Wednesday:
FAWK ( Funny Asian Women Kollective) Clapback workshop. (In collaboration with the Augsburg Women’s Resource Center) ~ Student Lounge 3 pm to 6 pm

Thursday:
“FUSION OF US: The blending of cultures, beads and your true identity ” (in collaboration with QIPOC) ~ East Commons 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday:
Asian Celebration Show! ~ Foss Chapel 6 pm to 9 pm

Hope to see you all there!

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