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A Civic Studies Symposium
Tuesday, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m. East Commons, Christensen Center
* Today’s idea of politics refers to what politicians, parties, and party members do. It is based on a Manichean model that sees politics as war-like, reducing others to stereotypes.
* The Manichean model is widespread, built into today’s politics and civic action. It grows from an identifiable formula which pits the forces of “good” against the forces of “evil.”
* It is increasingly dysfunctional for those committed to an inclusive, equal, and just society.
This symposium looks at the nonviolent alternative to demonizing politics. It includes small group discussion about problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do.
It addresses several questions:
* How can we combine relational power and public love?
* How can we develop the skills to meet injustice with discipline and dignity, not demonization?
* How can we bridge today’s ideological divides, engaging others in their full complexity?
Welcome and opening comments: Harry Boyte, senior scholar, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Convener, Augsburg Civic Studies Initiative
Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor, Department of Education, Augsburg College
Michael Grewe, director, LGBTQIA Student Services, assistant director, Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg College
Dee Anand, UMN Student, Citizen Student Movement
Zach Maron, UMN Student (former Augsburg Student), Beyond Polarization Student Group
Moderator Christy Mattingly, Academic Liaison for Computing, Augsburg College
Small group discussions on problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do in Augsburg and beyond.
A Civics Studies Symposium sponsored by:
• Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
• Center for Teaching and Learning
• Education Department
*Citizen here is not legal status, but contributor community.
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Wouldn’t it be great to share your scholarship this year with your colleagues? Help us celebrate your scholarship this year in our annual Faculty Scholarship Display on Thursday, April 27 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 April 20th) in the link below. Questions may directed to Bibiana Koh (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nishesh Chalise (email@example.com). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 am to set up.
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We are looking for contributions to artwork to be installed in the new Hagfors Center. Two artists are looking for text passages to accompany three pieces designed for the new building, and we are looking for student input. Selections of text may come from any literary work or religious text of any faith tradition, as long as they are inspiring and fitting with the spirit of the artwork. Display boards depicting the artwork designs will be posted around campus, where anyone may fill out a slip and drop it in the submission box. Or check out the link below to see more information about the artists and make submissions online.
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Please join the Admissions Office in a Farewell Open House for Brenda Hemmingsen, who will be leaving our office after almost 20 years here at Augsburg College. Brenda not only has been a huge asset to our office and campus community, but has been “Mama B” to hundreds of students throughout the years. We are forever indebted to her for her service and commitment to this institution and more importantly, to the her love of the students, past and present.
The open house will be Wednesday, April 5 from 2-3:30pm in the Admissions Suite (lower level Christensen Center). Join us for cake and coffee and celebration as we wish her farewell!
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On Sunday, Alan Tuchtenhagen, Director of Augsburg’s Master of Arts in Leadership presented a half-day workshop at the 103rd National AACRAO Conference being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center this week. The topic of his session was “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Navigating the Politics of Higher Education.”
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The tuition benefit program is a wonderful benefit for faculty and staff working at Augsburg College. If you are interested in applying for this benefit for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 courses, please remember to submit the tuition benefit application. Completed forms must be submitted by May 1 to Nicole Peterlin, HR Specialist in Memorial Hall, Room 19 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information regarding the tuition benefit policy and application forms can be found on HR Connection, under Benefits>Tuition Benefit. Log in at www.hrconnection.com with username: ACemployee and password: Info2017.
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The Augsburg Associates will be holding an ESTATE SALE on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. Hours are Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Address is 327 Allen Avenue, Little Canada.
Some items on this very clean sale are:
Holiday collectibles, curio cabinet, silver-plated serving pieces and silverware, china, spun glass figurines. Furniture, lamps, linens, framed art, French simulated fur coat, kitchen items, clothing. Rubbermaid cabinets (5’ x 3’)
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Hey SMARTIES! For the last few weeks of the semester, Augsburg’s SMART (Sexual Misconduct Awareness-Raising Team) will be hosting our second annual clothing drive!
This is a wonderful opportunity to offer support to the Twin Cities community. Just bringing in a pair of shoes you forgot about and never wore, or a warm jacket that got stuffed to the back of the closet could make a difference to those in need.
Find boxes at the Christensen Center Welcome Desk, the Enrollment Center Lobby, the Foss Atrium (outside the Campus Ministry offices), the Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk, and the Si Melby Lobby (outside the Athletics offices) to donate your new or gently used clothing meant for teens and young adults. We will be collecting these donations and taking them to The Bridge for Youth.
If you want to get more involved, visit The Bridge For Youth website for volunteer opportunities.
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Today is the day to vote! Please check your Augsburg email for the link with your ballot to vote. It would mean the world to me if I had your support today. I want to serve you on the student body government next school year and this vote will help make that happen. Peace & Love. ❤️