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We are pleased to announce Ruby Murillo as the new Director of Latinx Student Services! Ruby comes to Augsburg from Inver Hills Community College where she served as an Academic Advisor for TRiO/SSS, Travelers EDGE, undocumented and DACA students. Ruby has a bachelor of science degree in Psychology from Iowa State University and a master of science degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Ohio. Her first day at Augsburg will be April 10th. Please join us in welcoming Ruby!
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The College appointed Patrice Salmeri to the donor-endowed position as Executive Director for Recovery Advancement to bring to fruition the strategic priorities of the StepUP Advisory Board and College. In her new role, effective June 2017, Salmeri will work to:
* Reduce stigma associated with substance use disorder recovery by advising on and shaping policy issues.
* Advise the Augsburg College president on issues and resources related to support for student recovery.
* Support and inspire other colleges and universities across the nation to provide recovery programs modeled after Augsburg’s successful StepUP Program.
* Develop and pilot programs for students who have graduated from or left the StepUP Program but still have coursework to complete.
* Work with StepUP Program alumni and connect soon-to-graduate students with program alumni.
A search is underway to fill the position of Director of StepUP, previously held by Salmeri.
About Patrice Salmeri: The StepUP Program director since 2002, Salmeri has led StepUP Program growth from 30 students per year to over 100. Salmeri is recognized nationally as a leader and champion of recovery, is an expert on residential collegiate recovery, and is a sought-out national speaker on substance use disorder issues related to young people.
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Join Chris Farrell from MPR as he interviews Mary Brainerd, CEO of Health Partners, and Sara Theophilos, COO of People’s Center Health Services to discuss creating inclusive care models.
Leaders in every sector are understanding the need to recruit diverse teams in order to serve an increasingly diverse world. Health care, as a sector, is at the forefront of confronting this need and examining deeply embedded stereotypes both in historical context and social norms rooted in othering.
Health care leaders answering the call to provide care in a more equitable and just manner must educate professionals through a lens of wholeness and must consider new models of care.
To make such a sizable shift in practice and policy, health care leaders will need to consider a wide range of potential barriers. Consideration must be given to:
–Reducing health disparities and inequalities in a rapidly diversifying world
–Recruiting and retain a more diverse workforce
–Having diversity of executives in the boardroom and leadership roles
–Improving communities through vital outreach programs and community-based initiatives
–Partnering with communities in meaningful ways to co-create sustainable means of change for identified health challenges
–Working with external partners and resources to strengthen ecosystems
–Reducing stereotypes that are embedded in policy, procedure and social norms
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It’s my pleasure to announce that 4 student films have been nominated for the Student Crystal Pillar Award from the Upper Midwest Emmy® Chapter. This award is sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The award ceremony will take place Friday, March 31st and the Crown Plaza Aire MSP Airport/Mall of America. The ceremony recognizes excellence in media production for high school and college/university students within the NATAS – Upper Midwest Region (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin.)
For a complete list of nominees, visit: http://midwestemmys.org/20170302/2017-college-student-tv-award-nominees/
Our Fantastic Four:
“A Purposeful Jar” – Fiction
Joel Myers, Director
Grace Berg, Casting Director
Lauren Tabor, Screenwriter
Luke Mickelson, Audio Recordist/Boom Operator
Mark Lukitsch, Editor
“Don’t Let Go of the Rope” – Non-Fiction
Elle Abeler, Producer
Lukas Olson, Camera
Winston Heckt, Camera
Iain Hood, Camera/Editor
Joel Myers, Camera/Editor
Abby Tilford, Producer
“MIA” – Public Affairs/Community Service
Michaela Stein, Writer/Director/Editor/Camera
Yuri Garcia-Pena, Producer
Marin Genevois, Assistant Director/Assistant Camera
Ricardo Cortes, Assistant Director/Assistant Camera
“Interface” – Animation
Jake Moore, Producer