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Lilly Network Grant Opportunities

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As members of the Lilly Network of Church-related Colleges and Universities, we are invited to apply to the Network’s Small Grant program.

Lilly Network grants are designed to forward the mission of the Lilly Network, which is to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related higher learning. Proposals are due September 15th and should directly or indirectly advance this mission at a local Lilly Network campus, among several campuses, or in a collaborative space.

Proposals will be accepted for the following programs:

Faculty Development / Mentoring – $3,000-$12.000

These grants are intended to help nurture faculty at all stages of their careers at Network institutions and strengthen the commitment of faculty to institutional mission.

Regional Collaboration / Conferences – $12,500

Previous conference grants have focused on issues facing schools in a particular region, topics of current debate among faculty at a particular school, student life issues, graduate student matters, various theological or denominational traditions in higher education, an array of topics in liberal and professional education, and issues of

Network Exchange (Best practice sharing) – $25,000

Network grants are designed to showcase distinctive, signature projects, institutes, or curricula that highlight the Christian or church-related characteristics of their schools.

For more info please visit the Lilly Network website at::

If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact Jay Tacke Peterson, Director of Grants & Sponsored Programs, by July 15th with a brief description of your proposal idea.

General Announcements

Gmail confidential mode coming

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In late June Google will be releasing “confidential mode” in Gmail. Here’s a few key things to keep in mind

– this only prevents accidental sharing of an email, people can still take a picture or screen shot of the content or attachments
– this feature is meant to protect personal or sensitive information but not regulated or legally governed data
– any regulated data (SSNs, credit card numbers, bank information) should still never be sent via email. When in doubt consult the Data Classification Policy and the Regulated Data Storage Chart ( on IT Policies Page ).

More detail is found here

IT blog post about confidential mode

Compensation to Participate in an Auggie Skate Test Research Proposal

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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 21-60 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

Event Announcements

Welcome to 30 AP Coordinators

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Today is our last day of the APSI. The teachers have commented on how welcoming everyone has been and have really enjoyed the facilities and their experience at Augsburg. Thanks for making them feel so welcomed!

We are topping off the week with 30 AP Coordinators today. The Coordinators are often administrators or teachers who get release time to organize the very important logistics around AP curriculum and exams in their schools. There are some significant changes coming this year, so Augsburg is offering a free workshop to the Coordinators so they can be adequately prepared for the new changes this year. They will be in the Marshall Room for their workshop, and the registration will take place in Christensen Center.

Thank you all for making Augsburg an amazing place for these educators to visit during a week of their summer “vacation”!!

2019 Augsburg APSI

June 23: Utøya Survivor at Norway House

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In partnership with Norway House, we are excited to share that Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler—a Norwegian activist, writer, designer, and filmmaker working across mediums to promote peace and human rights in defiance of violent extremism—will be speaking at Norway House on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm on the topic of Finding Peace: A dialogue on community peace-building.

Ihler is a survivor of the Utøya mass shooting on 22 July 2011. Since that horrifying experience, he has used his voice to promote peace and justice all over the world. He currently serves as a Young Leader on the Extremely Together Project at the Kofi Annan Foundation.

In addition, he is a listed speaker for the Human Rights Foundation (who is our international partner for the Human Rights Forum) and spoke at their Oslo Freedom Forum in 2016.

Please visit Norway House’s event page to RSVP to the free session.

This event is brought to us by Heartland Democracy.

Any questions should be directed to Bettine at x1378

Norway House FREE registration

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg, July 15-17

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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the twenty-fifth annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg University from Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17.

Each year, delegations 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 “Beyond Privilege: Engaging Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.”

The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 15 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 17.

See a draft agenda and learn more on the conference website:

If you have questions about registration, contact: or 612-330-1403

If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: or 612-330-1773.

Register for the 2019 Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

Overcoming Racism Conference, November 15 and 16

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Save the dates of November 15 & 16 for the 2019 Overcoming Racism Conference at Metropolitan State University.

This is the 11th year that Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) has presented the Overcoming Racism Conference. It’s a time to celebrate, to rededicate to this work, to elevate our learning and skills, and to network with each other to strengthen our movement. This year’s conference theme is “Dismantling White Supremacy – Its Power, Structures, & Culture”. You can find full information on the website at

We are excited to announce the keynote speakers for the opening: Joe Feagin and Winona LaDuke!

Joe Feagin, the Ella C. McFadden and Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, does major research on systemic racism, classism, and sexism issues. He has published 70 scholarly books in these research areas.

Winona LaDuke, the Environmentalist, Political Activist, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, Founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.

Keynote presentations plus many worthwhile workshops are planned for both days! We encourage you to register early (registration opens Sept. 1) as the conference has sold out in previous years, even before the end of early-bird registration! As has been true in past years, the conference fee should not be an obstacle that keeps anyone from attending (scholarship options are available when registering.)

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