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We are grieving. This past week, we witnessed heartbreaking and tragic acts of violence and bigotry, driven by hatred and fear, against Jewish and African American members of our community. We saw blatant efforts to harm and intimidate those with opposing political views. We witnessed, as well, attempts to deny the identities of those who are transgender or gender fluid. During yesterday’s interfaith vigil in the chapel, we stood together in witness to the fear, pain, and devastation rippling through our community and especially through the lives of our Jewish friends and neighbors. This fear is known first hand by far too many in our community–people who do not feel safe, valued for who they are, or seen. We must–and do–stand against the forces of hate and violence.
At this time in our nation’s history, every single voice is needed to send the unmistakably clear message that we reject violent and discriminatory acts and the hate that fuels them. Words matter; silence only gives license to the bigotry.
Actions matter, too. So I join Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA (link below), in inviting each of you to reach out to our Jewish friends, family members, colleagues and students, to share our words of care, support, love, and protection. To all those who fear and grieve this day: We see you, we stand with you, and we will not relent in this fight against hatred nor in our commitment to building a world where all are safe and welcome.
Paul C. Pribbenow
ELCA presiding bishop response to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
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Minnesota holds its midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 6. Information about how to register, where to vote, sample ballot – and more, is available from the Minnesota Secretary of State website, https://www.sos.state.mn.us/
Early voting began on Sept. 21 and continues through Nov. 5
Students living on campus can vote in the precinct for Augsburg and register online or on Election Day. Augsburg will provide the City of Minneapolis Board of Election with a list of resident students.
Augsburg will be the voting place for its local precinct – Marshall room, Christensen Center.
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Students are invited to participate in an one-on-one Mock Interview on campus!
Thursday, November 8th
Schedule a 20 minute slot between 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Applying to on-campus jobs? Internships? Full-time positions?
Improve your interviewing skills in a pressure-free environment by attending a practice interview night hosted by Strommen Career & Internship Services, Alumni-Parent Relations and the Alumni Board. Hear insights from recent Auggie grads on how to answer some of the most commonly asked interview questions, as well as, other tips and tricks to help you stand out and land your next role! In
addition, students will have an opportunity to have their resume reviewed by an employer.
Register early as space is limited
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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.
We’re looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.
No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.
What Hospitality Volunteers Do:
● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges
What Judges Do:
● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!
Opportunities to Volunteer:
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)
We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.
Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!
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Volunteer With Us
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Looking for a delicious treat on Halloween! The Strommen Career & Internship Services staff will be giving out root beer floats from 10:15 am-12:00 pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center. Staff will be in costume, so stop by for a laugh and to pick up a root beer float!
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Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.
If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at http://www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.
The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate