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Take a spring semester course that includes a week of travel to NYC on spring break!
— FROM ROOTS TO RAP: ISLAM IN AMERICA —
Course: HIS 195 – fulfills a Humanities requirement
Program Leader: professor Maheen Zaman
Travel Dates: March 12-19, 2021
We will walk in the footsteps of Malcolm X on our tour of Muslim Harlem as we study the vast diversity of Black Muslim traditions – Nation of Islam, Sunni Black Muslims, West African businesses, and Latinx Muslims of East Harlem. At New York University’s nationally acclaimed Islamic Center, located in the Village, we will observe the Friday prayer in the context of a campus community integrated with its surrounding professional workforce.
Beyond these two sites in Manhattan, we will venture out to Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx to learn from organizers and advocates of immigration rights and civil liberties, investigate the process of social disappearance of working class Muslims in the face of gentrification, conduct oral histories as paired researchers across the five boroughs, sit with disciples of a female Sufi master and experience the ambiance of their spiritual practice, visit the museums of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to critically compare natural and cultural representation of Islam and Muslims, take a ferry ride to Elis Island, Statue of Liberty, and compare that immigration narrative with the memories of exclusion curated at the Museum of the Chinese in America, and so much more.
***Applications due November 1*** Open to all Auggies
Learn more and start an application
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When: October 15, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Leslie Funk, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding | Cameron Smith, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
This webinar will highlight the intersectional nature of religion as a facet of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion by analyzing the specific intersection between religion, mental health, and resilience during the winter holiday season.
The topics of both religion and mental health feature prominently during the traditional winter holiday season, though frank conversations in the workplace about those topics remain uncommon. Presenters Leslie Funk and Cameron Smith of Tanenbaum seek to not only shed light on this important matter but also offer tools for effectively and proactively addressing these matters in the workplace.
Recognize the importance of addressing religious diversity in the workplace
Examine the role religion can play in mental health, and how religious diversity arises in the workplace around the holidays
Identify better practices for preventing the December Dilemma
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We have all heard that it will be very important to get your annual flu shot this year. The Center for Wellness and Counseling is hosting Hennepin Health Care for the first of two flu shot clinics on Monday 10/5 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm The clinic will be in the Foss Chapel Atrium. Social distancing will be required as well as mask wearing and hand sanitizing. Please bring your insurance card and wear short sleeve clothing. Contact Dianne at the CWC office 612-330-1707 with any questions. If you are an uninsured student, please call the CWC office as financial assistance may be available. The second clinic is scheduled for Thursday 10/29 from 11 -1 pm.
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It can be difficult to connect with one another right now but it doesn’t have to be impossible! Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities. Join student Zsolt Vincze and CLASS staff Cassie Charles as we host a Zoom space to connect, support one another and find community. Auggie Connect will be available every Monday starting on October 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm. To receive the Zoom link for this meeting and to notify us of any disability accommodation needed to participate send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Augsburg Athletics hosts the Distinguished Gentlemen of Color (DGC) group Thursday, October 1st, at 6pm-7pm via ZOOM. The group is designed to provide networking and professional opportunities to male-identified students of color in the Augsburg community. For more information please contact Chris Dixon, Director of Athletic Diversity & Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Robert M. Franklin, Jr. will present “Moral Leadership: Integrity, Courage, Imagination”.
Thursday, October 01
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
About the presentation: As part of the Christensen Symposium, Franklin proposes a model for moral leadership anchored in intellectual and ethical integrity, a vision of and commitment to the public good, and personal investment in transformative community. He shares ways in which we can discover and foster those qualities in ourselves.
Register for the webinar here.
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Gov. Walz and First Lady Gwen Walz will present “Leadership and Relational Activism”.
Monday, October 5
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
This is event is only for the Augsburg community.
They will share their perspectives on public service during COVID-19, as well as the challenges and opportunities that entails.
Register for the webinar or to attend in-person.
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Join Rebecca John, vice president of operations, and other panelists to check in on our progress during this fall semester, ask questions, and share lessons you’ve learned in the course of your work. Register for a Zoom session on the All Hands Page (login required).
October 1, 1-2 p.m.
October 8, noon-1:00 p.m.
All Hands page
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Augsburg Wellbeing is again offering the Retirewise program to faculty and staff. Spouses and partners are also welcome to attend. Retirewise is a financial and retirement education program presented by MetLife and is coordinated by our benefits broker, NFP.
This program has been well received in the past, so we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in this complimentary, practical and straightforward workshop series. It doesn’t matter how much or how little planning you’ve done, or if your retirement is many years away, you’ll find the Retirewise workshops worthwhile.
Each Retirewise session has different topics that build on each other.
Building the Foundation
Creating & Managing Wealth
Establishing Your Retirement Income Stream
Making the Most of What You Have
With Retirewise, you’ll be on your way to making smarter financial decisions and creating an action plan that works for you.
Virtual Workshop Details:
Session 1: Thursday, October 01, 2020
Session 2: Thursday, October 08, 2020
Session 3: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Session 4: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST
For more detailed information about this virtual workshop series, and to register for the event, follow the link below. Webinar instructions will be provided in confirmation and reminder emails. If asked for company name, enter Augsburg University.