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Live Stream Available for Repeat of “Day of Action” Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

For those who are unable to attend the “Day of Action” workshops that are soon to be repeated, we now have links to live stream the events.

Michael Grewe’s session, “Recognizing and Resisting White Supremacy in the Classroom” will take place this Wednesday, March 27th from 2 pm-3 pm.

Join URL for March 27th: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/448253457

Then on Monday, April 8th, Elaine Eschenbacher and Bob Groven will be offering “Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom” from 1:15-2:30 pm.

Join URL April 8th: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/529142179

More information on these workshops, as well as other opportunities to be offered through CTL are available on the page linked below.

CTL

Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Curriculum

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

RSVP now for this April 3rd workshop. Participants 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”

An audio roster has arrived in Moodle

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

What is an audio roster? An audio roster is a class roster where students and faculty can record themselves saying their name. That way everyone knows how to say each others’ name. It’s important that you record your name even if you think it’s an “easy” name — easy to you may not be easy to someone else.

Faculty can add a “Name Coach Audio Roster” as an activity in their moodle course. See http://go.augsburg.edu/namecoach for the steps.

You can record your name on an audio roster in a course in addition to listening to names. You just record your name once and it shows up in any course using the audio roster. You can re-record it whenever you want.

In the coming months we’ll have the name recordings showing up in Records and Registration and elsewhere. Wider communication will happen in the summer when the audio recording is in more places. But for now any faculty who want to start using it are able to do so.

Adding an audio roster to a course

General Announcements

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!

Join 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

Volunteers needed for Doors Open Minneapolis

submitted by coopers2@augsburg.edu

Doors Open Minneapolis (May 18-19, 2019) is looking for volunteers! Doors Open Minneapolis is a weekend-long event that allows the public free, behind-the-scenes access to buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant. They need 1,000 volunteers to make it happen! You can pick a building and a 4-hour shift, and then get some amazing access to venues. Let’s show Minneapolis how engaged Auggies are in the community! Go to https://www.doorsopenminneapolis.org/volunteer for more information!

https://www.doorsopenminneapolis.org/

LEAD Fellow Application Open for Fall 2019

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

LEAD Fellows (Leaders for Equity, Action, and Democracy) are undergraduates who do public work projects and paid apprenticeships at community-based organizations. Students bring energy, creativity, and commitment to the communities in which they work, while learning about public issues and developing capacity as agents of change. The program provides LEAD Fellows with a supportive cohort experience, and unique, challenging opportunities to do meaningful paid work while pursuing their education. The LEAD program is supervised by Sabo Center Staff who are committed to walking with students though their work and education experience. Applications for the upcoming fall semester are due April 1st.

Online Application

Interested in rocketry and/or trying something new? Join the Aerospace club

submitted by aleshirn@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s unofficial Aerospace club seeks to spark students’ interests in the applications of physics, mathematics, computer science, and more, through real-world challenges, all while having fun doing so. Although currently focused on rocketry, we hope to soon broaden our work and officially become the Aerospace Engineering and Robotics Organization (AERO), which would encompass a broader range of passions and/or interests. Currently, we are working to build a rocket for NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC) competition, and are looking to recruit new members to explore the thrill of rocketry with us!

Note: You don’t need to be in a STEM major to join us in building a rocket. All we are looking for is someone who is interested in embarking on a unique, challenging, and rewarding experience, and is dedicated to the success of the project.

If you are interested please contact Noah Aleshire by emailing aleshirn@augsburg.edu.

Focus Group Recruitment: Inclusion/Diversity Study

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Day Students,

You are invited to participate in a focus group examining student experiences with inclusion and diversity within the Augsburg curriculum. This is an important opportunity for you to provide in-depth feedback to the University regarding your experiences in your classes, your majors/minors, the curriculum overall, and student success.

On Sunday, March 31, we will be hosting three different sessions (10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.). We will meet in Oren 113. Food and beverages will be provided.

If you would like to sign up for a focus group, please click on the link below. On the linked page, you will also find additional information about the purpose of these focus groups as well as what to expect during the focus group itself.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044EA5AA2BA0FD0-focus

Event Announcements

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!

Funny Asian Women’s Kollective (FAWK) Comedy Workshop

submitted by schmitt1@augsburg.edu

In honor of Pan-Asian Week and National Womxn’s Month, the Augsburg Asian Student Association and Women’s Resource Center invite you to join them for a comedy clapback workshop facilitated by Funny Asian Women’s Kollective (FAWK). This skill-building workshop is designed to empower Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA)/Diasporic women and trans women-identified voices and combat microaggressions through the use of humor and community-building.
Location: Christensen Student Lounge
Day/Time: Wednesday March 27th, 3:00-6:00pm

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!

Amundsen Expeditions: Film Screening March 27 – Sateren Auditorium

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, March 27, Norway Hub will alongside Amundsen Sport, Sons of Norway and the Honorary Consulate General of Norway host a privat screening of Amundsen, the newly released film of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

Date: Wednesday, March 27
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Hall

AMUNDSEN is a dramatized biopic movie about an unknown man from impoverished Norway who became one of the greatest polar explorer the world has ever seen. He was the first to reach the South Pole and the first individual to reach both the North and the South Poles.

There will be a pre-movie reception that includes a raffle to win Amundsen Sport gear. Ann Bancroft will introduce the movie and provide us with descriptions from her own expeditions including her polar experiences.

Contact Bettine Hoff Hermanson with questions: x1378

Reserve Tickets

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

Tomorrow is the First in a Series of Gen Ed Q&A Sessions

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

Are we Green By 2019? You tell us this Wednesday

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Are We Green By 2019? We’ve come a long way since making a public commitment to taking action on climate change, and it’s time to reflect and look towards the next steps in our commitment to being thoughtful stewards of our place. The Environmental Stewardship Committee invites you all to attend one of the “Dinner Party Downlow” events this month, where we’ll eat together, share what’s been on our mind with environmental sustainability on campus, and begin imagining what’s next for Augsburg.

NOTE: Two identical sessions happening on March 11 and March 27. Please attend one if you can and invite friends, classmates, colleagues, etc!

NOTE #2: There will be other opportunities to share feedback throughout April if you can’t make it to one of these sessions… but there may not be as much food…

When: March 27, 4-6pm
Where: Hagfors 108

Agenda:
4pm – Food and gathering
4:20 – Intro, Green By 2019 overview
4:35 – Evaluation activity
5:30 – Report out
5:40 – Reflect
5:50 – Next Steps

RSVP so we can plan food!

March 26 – A Conversation 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.

Tickets available at this link. Admission is free.

Pan Asian Week

submitted by zanl@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Asian Student Association is hosting their annual Pan Asian Week from Monday, March 25th to Friday, March 29th. This week is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the Pan Asian community. On every day of the week, there will be an event or workshop related to issues in the Asian community. The end of the week concludes with the Asian Celebration Show which features many amazing talents, performers and skits. Please join us for this special event, and we all hope to see you there! Please contact aasa@augsburg.edu for more information or look out for us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/augsburgaasa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/aasa.lotus/).

This is the schedule for Pan Asian Week:
Monday:
Discover Asia
Taboo Event (Collaboration with Hmong Women Together, Marshall Room, 4pm to 6pm)

Tuesday:
Colorism & Asian Beauty Standards (Hagfors 150B, 5pm to 6pm)

Wednesday:
Clapback Event ( In collaboration with the Augsburg Women’s Resource Center, Featuring guest stars FAWK (Funny Asian Women Kollective), Student Lounge, 3pm to 6pm)

Thursday:
Fusion of Us: The Blending of Culture, Beads, and your True Identity (In collaboration with QIPOC, East Commons, 4:30pm to 6:30pm)

Friday:
Asian Celebration Show (Foss Building, Hoversten Chapel, 6pm to 9pm, (after party at 10pm to 11pm))

Pan Asian Week

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Writing Contest: African-American Voices in Children’s Literature

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Strive Publishing exists to help solve two problems: the need for culturally relevant children’s books and the underrepresentation of African American authors. While giving all children the opportunity to see African American culture from different perspectives, Strive
Publishing aims to create opportunities for emerging African American authors.

In partnership with Free Spirit Publishing, we are hosting a writing contest for African American authors of 18 years of age or older. Eligible entries will include original fiction or nonfiction board books for ages 0–4 (50–125 words) and picture books for ages 4–8 (300–800 words) featuring contemporary African American characters and culture and focusing on one or more of the following topics: character development, self-esteem, diversity, getting along with others, engaging with family and community, or other topics related to positive childhood development.

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