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Congratulations to Prof. David Lapakko (Communication Studies, Film, and New Media) who has once again been recognized by the Great American Think-Off, a philosophy competition sponsored by the New York Mills, MN Cultural Center. This year, Lapakko’s essay was chosen in the top 8 out of hundreds submitted from around the nation; he will receive an honorable mention award at the Think-Off debates being held this coming Saturday night in New York Mills. Lapakko is one of two honorees from Minnesota; the others hail from Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Illinois. In 2013, Prof. Lapakko was a bronze medal winner at this event and in 2015 he was the overall champion; he also received honorable mention awards in 2016 and 2017. This year’s question is, “Which plays a larger role in shaping one’s life: Success or Failure?”
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The Midway Chamber of Commerce and the Augsburg Dept of Leadership Studies are again proud to host the Leadership Summit. Dr. MayKao Hang, President and CEO of the Wilder Foundation will be the noon keynote speaker. The morning will include your choice of Leadership Workshops led by Augsburg faculty and alumni.
Session 1: Explore how you process information
Learn about I Opt, an assessment tool that provides insights about work style & behavior by measuring your information processing preferences to help you understand how your preferences influence your interactions with others & help you navigate opportunities & obstacles.
Prior to the workshop, participants will complete a short online survey and the results will be used to generate a personalized report that each participant.
Tom Morgan, Ph.D Professor of Leadership Studies, Augsburg University
Jolee Lilja, M.A. Program Coordinator, Augsburg Center for Leadership Studies
Session 2: Are you paying it forward to the next generation?
In “Mentoring Future Leaders in an Uncertain World”, former KARE-TV anchor & speaker Diana Pierce and Carole Burton, 2018 MAL Commencement speaker & future-forward innovator, will share stories from Twin Cities business leaders about why mentoring is so critical to keeping your brightest talent growing and staying with your company plus why mentoring helps your employees interpret their world.
They both bring stories of personal experience & expertise by including examples of what a mentor does and tools that can be used to create a personal mentoring plan. Learn how you can help one person feel like they truly matter.
Diana Pierce, MA Leadership Studies from Augsburg University & former KARE-TV anchor.
Carole Burton, MA Leadership Studies from Augsburg University & innovative problem solver.
To register for the Summit go to: http://www.midwaychamber.com/events/details/leadership-summit-monthly-luncheon-at-augsburg-university-2018-337066
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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:
You are invited to attend the twenty-fourth annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg University from Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18.
Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. One of the benefits being the host site is that we have the option of inviting more than five people to attend. This year’s theme is “Civil Discourse in a Fragmented and Multi-Religious Society.”
The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 16 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 18.
Register and learn more on the conference website:
Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference
If you have questions about registration, contact Jasmira Colon: VOALC@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1403
If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1773
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!
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Participants needed for a psychology experiment on eye movements during reading.
Participants will view a series of paragraphs on a computer screen and locate grammatical errors in the passage using a computer mouse. A camera will track and record eye activity during the proofreading task.
Time commitment: 15 – 20 minutes
Requirements: Participants must be aged 18+, and have normal (or corrected-to-normal) vision
To participate, please contact Breanne Sande-Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Good Morning! Join us for yoga on Wednesday from 12:15-1 PM in Si-Melby 128. We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Private sessions are available as well, let me know if you are interested. Please e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Big News: Any student who wants to garden
Today is the day to choose plants, please come and help to plant. I will be there from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. You can even bring friends with if you want! If you’ve never gardened before just come over and we will learn together.