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Over 800 attendees joined this event, with 475 + of our very own Auggies in the house. Your engagement and excitement made this forum into a success. Thank you!
As always, we strive to shape the design and content towards the needs and wishes of our institution, and we are curious about what we should keep, and what we can approve upon. And this is where you come in.
Please take a moment to share your experience with us.
The 2020 Forum will take place on October 26 and 27.
Tusen takk alle sammen!
Take Our Survey
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From the Minnesota Secretary of State:
Not all areas of Minnesota will have elections in 2019. Use the Polling Place Finder to see what elections, if any, are coming up for an address. Or view a list of cities and school districts with regularly scheduled elections in 2019
Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:
School Board Members
Local ballot questions
Go to www.sos.state.mn.us for more information.
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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Associate Professor Phil Quanbeck preach.
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Join us for a listening and action planning around how environmental equity shows up in our lives and on campus. Together we will collectively envision Augsburg’s commitment to environmental action beyond 2019.
Monday, November 11, 2019
In 2007, Augsburg affirmed its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, driven by students, faculty, and staff, by signing the Second Nature Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment. Since then, our campus has made some progress towards living out this commitment, including working towards being carbon neutral by 2019. However, we recognize we have not fully lived up to what this commitment requires, given the urgent realities of climate change, the remnants of an exclusive environmental narrative and movement built on white supremacy, and the clear demands for addressing inequitable systems that are interconnected. As an institution committed to its public mission and to educating students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders, how can we take action that directs our power and resources to join the existing momentum of an equity-based environmental movement working for the collective liberation of our common home and community?
Commitment to Environmental Equity and Action at Augsburg
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Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design, as you participate in a “Curiosity and Making” workshop. No art experience required! Be immersed in a creative way of research and seeing. Learn strategies for staying curious and reflective while also intentional with your daily and professional life. Supplies provided. Workshop corresponds to Wendland’s solo exhibition, “between lost and found” on display in the Gage Family Gallery from October 24–December 18, 2019.
The workshop is FREE but RSVP required.
Reserve your seat now!
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You are invited to stop by the OGC Lobby today from Noon until 1:00 pm to meet with your Deans. Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, invite faculty, staff and students to stop by and meet them during a series of “office hours” scheduled for this fall. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.
The times and locations will change from month to month in order to allow for greater availability to schedules.
The Next Sessions will take place:
Tuesday, November 5 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby
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Dear Augsburg Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff,
The Augsburg Human Resources team and our benefits broker, NFP, have worked diligently over the past several months to finalize benefit plan offerings for 2020. Information about the 2020 benefit plans will be available at the information meetings shown below. We strongly encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn more.
Important: Benefit Open Enrollment ends November 15th at 4:30 pm
2020 Benefits Guide
What’s coming in 2020?
• No medical plan changes
• Medical plan premium increase
• Additional medical network option with smaller premium increase
• No premium or plan changes to Delta Dental plan
All Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff Must Complete the Online Form(s):
• All benefits eligible faculty and staff are required to complete the online enrollment form for 2020 elections even if you elect to waive coverage for 2020.
• Your 2019 elections WILL NOT automatically carry over to 2020.
Benefit Information Sessions:
• Wednesday 11/6 8:00- 9:00 AM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Friday 11/8 2:30- 3:30 PM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Tuesday 11/12 10:00-11:00 AM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Thursday 11/14 4:00- 5:00 PM – Christensen Center, Marshall Room
A recorded session will be posted later this week for those who cannot attend in person.
Accessing the 2020 Enrollment Form:
• Log into inside.augsburg.edu
• Select Administrative Tasks -> Open Enrollment from the AugNet services menu.
• Follow prompts and on-screen instructions
Enrollment Help Sessions:
• November 7 at 8:30 am (Sverdrup 205)
• November 15 at 3:30 pm (Sverdrup 205)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Open enrollment will close at 4:30 pm on November 15, 2019.
We are unable to accept late submissions.
2020 Benefits Guide
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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Crying Earth Rise Up on November 12, 2019.
Crying Earth Rise Up, narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s efforts to stop the uranium mining contaminating their community’s drinking water. Informed by Native perspectives and belief systems, the film addresses the sacred relationship between water and life itself, as well as the conflicts between nuclear power companies, activists, and locals. With a nuanced look at what is becoming an increasingly common environmental battle, the film offers a case study of contemporary conservation efforts in the face of corporate and capitalistic interests. (Crying Earth Rise Up)
Crying Earth Rise Up acknowledges the centrality of Native involvement in opposing the particular practice of uranium mining and suggests Native communities’ wider spread contribution to a variety of other conversations related to environmental protection (although not always noted by mainstream media, e.g. the recent blocking of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline) (Documentary Educational Resources site)
Join us for the film and a conversation with director/producer/cinematographer Suree Towfighnia and Debra White Plume.
Follow us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/AugsburgNativeAmericanFilmSeries
Where & When: November 12, 2019
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public
Native American Film Series
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Are you interested in research in the Biology department? Come hear from 4 Augsburg students as they present their research experiences in both on-campus and off-campus programs at the annual Biology Department Research Symposium. Food and drinks will be provided. Presentations will be Hagfors 150 at 6:00 PM this Wednesday.
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Augsburg’s Christensen Center for Vocation is entering a new chapter, with a new vision for how this center can serve our students, the mission of our institution, and a growing network of faith-based community partners. We will be hosting two brown bag information lunches in the Augsburg Room on Nov. 20 and Nov. 26 from 12:00-1:00pm to share more about the direction CCV is heading.
Our center is deeply engaged with congregational contexts doing the work of vocational discernment centered on their neighbors and neighborhoods. In our new vision for CCV, these rich learning contexts can be combined with Augsburg’s unique approach to educating leaders who are informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. This will happen through a variety of initiatives, some new and some existing ones that are being re-imagined towards this more intentional vision. Our aim is to create mutually beneficial learning partnerships between students, faculty, ministry leaders, and congregations who share a commitment to being neighbor in real places with real people working to solve real world problems.
We hope you will consider joining us one of these days to learn more. Reach out to Kristina Fruge (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeremy Myers (email@example.com) for more information.
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As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.
Tuesday, November 19th we will visit Mossier
Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler
For each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.
For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.
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Come move your body with other queer-identified folx at Solcana Fitness, a queer-friendly, social-justice minded, femint gym, designed for folx of all fitness levels and backgrounds.
Please come prepared to move your body in ways that may be new – but also feel safe and comfortable for you. Bring or wear clothing that allows you to move freely, including tennis shoes.
On Thursday, November 14th, we will meet in the Auggie’s Nest at 2 pm and walk/drive over. The workout will be 60 minutes long, with Q & A opportunity.
To RSVP use this link https://forms.gle/hnw6WzkeptH2xqzh7