Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
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Dear white-bodied colleagues,
Are you unsure how to respond when a fellow white-bodied person says or does something with a racist impact? Do you ever find yourself, despite your best intentions, feeling uneasy or tense when the topic of race comes up? Do you ever experience the impulse to fight, flee, or freeze in racialized moments and then struggle to navigate the shame of inaction or imperfect action? Are you eager to build loving, accountable community where we can learn to cause less harm and lean into the discomfort that comes with growth?
Learn more and apply to be part of a 2019-2020 academic year cohort of white faculty and staff learning to undo the ways white supremacy shows up in our bodies, not just in our minds. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m on Monday, May 13, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2019.
The Sabo Center is convening the Undoing White Body Supremacy Pilot Project in partnership with Augsburg’s Equity and Inclusion Initiatives. Contact Rachel Svanoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Allyson Green (email@example.com) with questions about this opportunity.
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MAL is offering a project management course this summer. It is open to students from all programs as well as faculty and staff. Any faculty or staff members who do not want credit can audit it for a reduced fee. If you have questions, contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at: email@example.com
ML 599 | Re-imagining Leadership for 21st Century Projects
Successful project management is strongly correlated to good leadership of teams. Corporate, non-profit, and public sector projects are increasing in complexity requiring the close collaboration and coordination of disparate disciplines, organizations, and teams. This course will help you unpack the critical leadership skills needed to form and lead teams to optimal project outcomes using emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management, and clarity of strategic vision and purpose.
Instructor Mahad Ibrahim
Meeting Dates: Mondays | June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22
Meeting Times: 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM
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Lockers are available in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall for commuter students to utilize over the summer terms. Locker reservations start Mon, May 13 and end Fri, Aug 16. To reserve a locker, visit: https://www.augsburg.edu/campuslife/activities/commuter-student-locker-request-form/
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Faculty and Staff: If you have children between the ages of 6-12 consider registering for our unique Soccer + Science Camps. We have a June 10-14th camp and a June 17-21st camp. Both camps are 9am to 4pm and we have a few spots remaining. I’m offering a special half-price discount for Augsburg employees. So cost is $145 instead of $285. There are also soccer only or science only options as well. More information and registration can be found on the women’s soccer home page: https://athletics.augsburg.edu/index.aspx?path=wsoc
click on CAMPS, then Youth Camps….Feel free to email me as well, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Need more information about the upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration? Have an idea you want to share? Find the Submit Your Questions form at Inside Augsburg Sesquicentennial Planning as well as more information about the upcoming landmark year ahead.
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The 2019 All Hands Planning Summit is Monday, May 13, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Si Melby Hall.
The agenda will include a discussion of our financial and strategic planning and opportunities to engage with ideas regarding Augsburg’s promise as an inclusive university. Please join in the discussion — we need your thinking.
This event will be live-streamed. For the live-stream link or to add event to your calendar, go to the All Hands page.
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Clear your schedule for the annual Staff Spring Social. A celebration of Augsburg’s staff with food, drink, and a chance to win prizes. You wont want to miss it!
Tuesday, May 21
3-5 p.m. | The Quad
If raining the location will change to the Hagfors Center Lobby/150. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Add this event to my calendar.
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Thursday, May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Depart from Urness/Mortenson Lobby
Join us for this one hour tour of campus living. This is an opportunity to see the residence halls and housing options for our students, first year through graduation. It takes a community to make a community, so don’t miss out!
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The community garden still needs a little help getting ready for the season – we have about 15 in-ground beds that need their soil loosened up and fed with good nutrients so that our gardeners can begin planting. Come help us dig for a few minutes or a few hours! You don’t need to know what you’re doing… just be willing to dig. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get dirty. Bring work gloves if you have them.
Drop by the community garden anytime between 9-11am Friday to help!
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A group of volunteers are seeking three smart phones for a family of asylum seekers staying in Minneapolis. The four of them have one telephone and it would be great if they could all be connected. The Lopez parents have two boys, 18 and 15, and phones would help them feel more secure as summer comes and bike-riding season starts. In addition, they need to be easily contactable to receive court and government communications. If you have one or more phones in working order, unlocked or T-mobile ready, that you would like to donate, please contact Sherilyn Young at 651-224-7308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.