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URGO Welcomes New Staff Member

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

URGO is pleased to welcome Amy Hill Cosimini to our staff. She will serve as URGO’s Undergraduate Research, Graduate School and Fellowships Specialist. Amy completed a PhD in Hispanic and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures and a minor in Human Rights from the University of MN this Spring. Over the past two years she worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of National and International Scholarships. She comes with a strong background in teaching and interdisciplinary research. We look forward to the many contributions she will make to the URGO team and Augsburg students. Welcome Amy!

General Announcements

Jeni Grangaard ‘02 to be new Luther Seminary pastor

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg alumna Jeni Grangaard will be the new full-time pastor at Luther Seminary. This role is part of the integrated Augsburg and Luther Seminary campus ministry team.

Pastor Jeni is an ordained ELCA pastor and graduate of both Luther ‘09 and Augsburg ‘02. She has spent the past four years as a co-country coordinator with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission Program in Jerusalem and the West Bank, where she worked alongside young adults discerning life in service, community, and vocation. While there, she also served in accompaniment with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.

Prior to her work in Jerusalem, she was pastor of Glyndon Lutheran Church in Glyndon, Minnesota.

Pastor Jeni, her husband, Colin (also an ELCA pastor), and their two young children are looking forward to making their home in Minnesota once again after their time abroad. Pastor Jeni will start at Luther in the late summer.

Please join me in welcoming Pastor Jeni as she joins the integrated Augsburg and Luther Seminary campus ministry team.

Pastor Sonja Hagander

Compensation to Participate in a Auggie Skate Test Research Proposal

submitted by hernandl@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff,
You are invited to participate in a research study on Predicting Maximal Oxygen Consumption with a Single Stage Auggie Skate Test. Research subjects are asked to be within 25-55 years old, healthy, active, moderately-fit male or female, and is a competent skater. You will be asked to complete a bruce protocol treadmill test to volitional fatigue and to return 48 hours later to complete a leisurely ice skating assessment. You will be compensated upon completion of each test with a $5 cash for a total of $10.
If you are interested e-mail hernandl@augsburg.edu

Propose a Workshop for the Overcoming Racism Conference

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

Proposals are invited for workshops that address the conference theme: Dismantling White Supremacy – Its Power, Structures & Culture. Workshops will be offered the afternoons both days of the conference in breakout sessions lasting 90 minutes each. We expect our workshop presenters to create participatory and reflective opportunities for participants to be actively engaged and stimulated.

We seek workshops that enable participants to:
* Acknowledge and confront the construct and legacy of white supremacy in this country
* Identify how white supremacy is embedded in the policies, practices, and structures of the criminal justice, education, housing, wealth accrual, medical, social service, and land usage systems
* Become familiar with tools, resources, and networks available to those who have committed themselves to removing the vestiges of white supremacy from these systems
* Discover ways to further the internal work each of us must do in order to effectively confront institutions long grounded in white supremacy
* Learn from each other about the work currently being done to dismantle white supremacy, and how we can replicate that work in our own communities
* Creatively envision a world without white supremacy in which everyone can flourish

DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on July 22nd, 2019

Proposals are invited

Discussions that Encounter: professional black women and workplace racism

submitted by youngs@augsburg.edu

You don’t want to miss the next DISCUSSIONS THAT ENCOUNTER next Thursday June 13th. A panel of phenomenal professional black women from the Silent Generation- Generation Y (Millennials) will share candid stories of racism in the workplace. This panel will expose how “MICROAGGRESSIONS” play a major role in the perception of their racial identity.

Thursday, June 13th at St. Olaf Church (215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis.) Free parking is available in the church lot, enter only from 3rd Avenue (just past the church) due to construction on 8th Street. Supper and social begin at 6:30PM with program from 6:45-8:30PM. All are welcome, free of charge!

For over twelve years, Discussions that Encounter has facilitated open discussions about race, racism and white privilege. These events are open to all and sponsored free of charge in Minneapolis on the second and fourth Thursday evening of each month. Our vision is to provide an environment where people of all walks-of-life and backgrounds can openly discuss any aspects of racism. We use video or prepared materials to pursue a specific topic with ample time for facilitated conversation. The objectives of these forums are to raise awareness, build relationships, assist all along the journey of overcoming racism, provide education on historical and current topics, and facilitate open conversations that can’t usually be approached across the “races.”

Notices are sent prior to each Discussion Forum with details on topic, location and directions. Contact Bill Keatts to receive information or to be added to the regular distribution. wkeatts@austin.rr.com

Previews of coming Discussion Forums:
6/27/19 at Plymouth Congregational Church – Jim Bear Jacobs, Director of Racial Justice at Minnesota Council of Churches, will lead us in discussion about Indigenous issues, his work in generating community discussions, and his long-standing leadership of tours of the Bdote area (junction of Minnesota & Mississippi Rivers).

Memorial and Obituary for Gladys (Boxrud) Strommen ’46

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The celebration and memorial service of Gladys (Boxrud) Strommen ’46 will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, with a reception to follow.
Memorial gifts can be made to Augsburg University, for the Clair and Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.

Obituary for Gladys (Boxrud) Strommen

Event Announcements

Somali foreign minister visiting this Monday

submitted by mulvihil@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a program with Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation for the Federal Republic of Somalia. Ambassador Awad will speak about economic, political, and cultural issues in Somalia, as well as the country’s efforts to rebuild after years of war.

The program will take place from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Hagfors 150 B & C. It is co-hosted by the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE), Global Minnesota, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. It will include a moderated Q&A session.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Farewell to Tam Gehlen, StepUP Director

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Tamarah Gehlen, StepUP Director, will be leaving Augsburg on June 12, as she has accepted a position with Health Partners, as Senior Manager, Behavioral Health.

Tam led Augsburg’s StepUP program, which supports students in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction as they achieve a college degree.

There will be no send-off for Tam but please feel free to stop by the StepUP office in Oren Gateway, or contact her before she leaves to wish her well, gehlen@augsburg.edu

Classifieds

2003 Honda Accord for Sale

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

2003 Honda Accord EX-L for sale AS IS.

This 4-door sedan runs GREAT and has all-new brakes (October 2018) and a brand new steering column pump (March 2019). The interior is all leather, heated driver and passenger seats.

203,000 miles and going strong!

I am selling the car AS IS. The car has some body damage due to a recent run-in with a deer: the left headlight needs to be replaced, and the front hood is indented and needs to be fixed before a next oil change. The front bumper has some significant cracks from the cold winter, but could simply be more firmly re-attached where it was jostled by the deer. However, the car is running perfectly otherwise and I have been able to drive it without any problems.

Even with the recent front-end damage, this car is worth $3,500. I’m selling it for $2,000.

Please contact me (Green Bouzard, bouzardg@augsburg.edu) if you want more information. See the link below for photos.

2003 Honda Accord For Sale Photos