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Paideia 30th Anniversary Invitational, July 26

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

All Augsburg students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to join us for the 30th Anniversary Paideia Institute Invitational on Friday, July 26 in Old Main 105. This is your opportunity to participate in or observe a Paideia seminar and discover what teachers are doing in their classrooms with students. The schedule for the day includes:

9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and seminar preparation
9:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome and Introduction to seminar
10:00 am – 11:00 am SEMINAR Reading: Anne Dunn, “Too Many Rules”
11:00 am – 11:30 am Debrief
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on us, Christensen Center second floor
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Breakout seminars facilitated by returning teachers;
Paideia information session

Additional details and the RSVP are located on the digital form linked below.
A copy of the story and reading guide will be emailed to you in advance as confirmation.

Paideia Invitational RSVP Form

General Announcements

Visiting Writer Readings on Campus

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

This summer’s MFA Summer Residency guests include Lisa Van Orman Hadley, winner of the Howling Bird Press Fiction Award, and poet Danez Smith, playwright Stacey Rose, creative nonfiction writer Tessa Fontaine, and screenwriter Rebecca Sonnenshine. Learn more about this impressive lineup on the MFA website.

We invite you to the following free public events:

Sunday, July 21
Howling Bird Press Party with Fiction Prize Winner
Lisa Van Orman Hadley, author of Irreversible Things

Reception in Foss Center Atrium: 4:30-5 p.m.
Public Reading / Q & A in Sateren Hall: 5-6 p.m.

The 2019 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize book officially releases in November; in honor of our summer residency, attendees get a sneak peek at this reading, with limited advance copies available for purchase and signing.
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Reading by Visiting Playwright Stacey Rose
Monday, July 22, 7:15 p.m.
Foss Center Theater
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Reading by Visiting CNF Writer Tessa Fontaine
Tuesday, July 23, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building
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Reading by Visiting Poet Danez Smith
Thursday, July 25, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building
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Screening of the film THE KEEPING HOURS
with Visiting Screenwriter Rebecca Sonnenshine
Friday, July 26, 7:15 p.m.
Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building

A book signing and reception will follow each event, with books available for purchase.

MFA Visiting Writers

Please join us for the following event hosted by the MFA Program

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

Panel: Awarding Value
Julia M. Brown, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, and Shannon Gibney
Co-Moderated by Alayne Hopkins and Lindsay Starck
Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hagfors 150

From the Pushcart Prize to the Pulitzer Prize, from the “Best American” series to the Minnesota Book Awards, it’s clear that literary communities are constantly comparing, judging, and awarding value. What does it mean to evaluate a text or a writer? How do we determine which book, fellowship application, script, or screenplay is the best? To what degree is literary appreciation subjective, and what criteria do we use to make these judgments? After we hear from a panel of writers who have judged and/or been judged, Jim Cihlar, publisher of Augsburg’s Howling Bird Press, will provide an overview of how the MFA student editors choose our annual prize winner and do the work of publishing and promoting the resulting book.

Julia M. Brown is Artistic Programs Administrator at the Playwrights’ Center.

Shannon Gibney won the 2019 and 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Young Peoples’ Literature.

Alayne Hopkins is Assistant Director of Programs & Services at The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, overseeing the statewide activities of the Minnesota Center for the Book, which include the Minnesota Book Awards program and other initiatives.

Lindsay Starck is associate director of Augsburg’s MFA program.

Augsburg MFA Graduate Student Readings

submitted by matthewk@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University MFA in Creative Writing department’s 2019 Summer Residency will be on campus from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 28. Please join us in welcoming our group of very talented students and acclaimed writers for this festival of craft talks, workshops, evening readings and more.

Forty writing students will be attending the ten-day residency, with about half of them living on campus. During the fall and spring semesters they work with their mentors and fellow writers from their homes in various parts of the country, with one student coming from Finland.

Sixteen graduating MFA students will be giving public readings of their works, and we invite you to join us:

Friday, July 19 – Graduating Writers
Adriana Estrada (Poetry), Richard Gangelhoff (Fiction), Kayla Hambek (Playwriting), Kathleen Kanne (Creative Nonfiction), and Jacob Schornak (Fiction)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Saturday, July 20 – Graduating Writers
Jeffrey Boldt (Fiction), Ned Dougherty (Playwriting), Shelbi Gesch (Creative Nonfiction), Colin Mustful (Fiction), Jamie Randall (Poetry), and Sharon Sobotta (Creative Nonfiction/Screenwriting)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Sunday, July 21 – Graduating Writers
Stephanie Fleck (Fiction), Diana Lopez Jones (Poetry), Jeremy Moberg (Fiction), Tracy Ross (Poetry), and Jannet Walsh (Creative Nonfiction)
7:15 p.m., Foss Center Theater. Reception follows.

Event Announcements

First transit event is today: register now

submitted by peterlin@augsburg.edu

Did you know that 78 percent of local commuters who drive alone say that they would try other ways to get to work if their employer provided a commuter benefit?* Did you know that Augsburg provides a discounted Metropass for faculty and staff? Do you need help figuring out the ins and outs of using transit? We can help you!

Move Minnesota, in partnership with Augsburg University, will host experiential transit trips to common destinations in Minneapolis this summer. Ride transit with us for free as we teach tips and tricks for taking the bus, the light rail, and more. Join us for either trip, or both! RSVP here: https://forms.gle/eNV7RBnFwWf43hKL8

We will provide free transit passes, and answer any and all questions you may have!

Lunch outing on Eat Street – July 16th from 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Meeting a colleague for a work lunch? Take the 2 to Nicollet’s famous Eat Street and either walk south or take the 18 (under 30 minutes each way). Join us as we board the bus to practice this line. Stay to eat lunch and head back on your own, or head back with us at 1 PM sharp!
RSVP at this link.

Quick Run to Minnehaha Center Target and Cub Foods – August 6th from 11:15 – 12 pm
Need to get groceries or another quick item over your lunch hour? The local 7 can get you to Target/Cub Foods in 10 minutes. Join us as we board the bus to practice this line to Minnehaha center! RSVP at this link.

If you have any questions about these events, please let me know!

For more information about transportation options, visit our transportation website here: http://inside.augsburg.edu/transportation/

*Taken from information from Health@Work, brought to you by Hennepin County Public Health.

Free Registration to the Human Rights Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

The Forum will take place on Monday and Tuesday, October 28—29, 2019, and include active participation and engagement of classes and partner schools in plenaries, hands-on workshops, networking, and breakout sessions. We will have a total of approximately 15-20 speakers, including six activists from the Human Rights Foundation.

Pease visit our website for more details: https://www.augsburg.edu/humanrightsforum/

A normal class schedule will be held at Augsburg during these two days with opportunities for classes to attend the Forum sessions or have guest speakers visit classrooms. Access to the forum is free of charge for the Augsburg community, but registration is required. Please follow the link below to register. This form is intended only for Augsburg University students, staff, and faculty.

You need to be logged in to your google email account in order to register (xxxxxxxx@augsburg.edu). Other email addresses will not be accepted, and we allow only one registration per email.

Contact us know if you are interested in brainstorming ideas for your own involvement (whether you are a student, staff or faculty), or you wish to learn more (x1387).

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