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Join us at 11:30 am in Hoversten Chapel to hear Rev. Babette Chatman, Associate University Pastor, preach. Nate Crary, Director of Music, Christ the King Lutheran Church, will lead music. We will be joined by representatives from seminaries and divinity schools from across the country who are here as part of seminary and divinity school day, a day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options. This year’s theme is “Vocation at the Thresholds”. The schedule for the day is:
The schedule for Thursday, November 7th is:
9:30 am Check-in/ Registration in Foss Hall Atrium
10:00 am Welcome, Introductions & Opening Devotion
10:45 am Table Time for Seminary Representatives & Students
11:30 am Chapel Worship with Pastor Babette Chatman ‘06
12:00 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker Melissa Pohlman ’00,
Pastor for Community Ministry, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
1:15 pm More Table Time
2:15 pm Departure
Stop by and visit learn more about graduate theological studies.
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Wednesday, November 13 | Workshop on assisting students who may be suicidal | 9:00 am – 10:30 am, East Commons
Student Affairs welcomes all to attend this workshop on skill building and increasing awareness so we might better assist students who may be at risk for suicide – and connect them with resources.
Facilitated by Dr. Bev Long, PsyD, LP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Ann Garvey.
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Shabbat Social held in Foss lobby on Friday, November 15th from 10am-12pm. Hosted by Hillel.
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Reserve your spot now for Augsburg’s Advent & Christmas Celebration – Advent Vespers on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.
> Seating Envelopes (your ticket to get in the door) are free, but required.
> Space is limited and all 4 services will fill up – So don’t wait!
> Free shuttles are provided to/from Campus
NEW this year…
Join us for a Social Hour on Friday night at Brit’s Pub, or Brunch Saturday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn. Buy your tickets for these events today!
Complete Advent Vespers Information
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Join the Augsburg Manga and Anime Club today from 6-9 in OGC 201 to watch anime, read manga, play card games, or just hang out!
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Come move your body with other queer-identified folx at Solcana Fitness, a queer-friendly, social-justice minded, femint gym, designed for folx of all fitness levels and backgrounds.
Please come prepared to move your body in ways that may be new – but also feel safe and comfortable for you. Bring or wear clothing that allows you to move freely, including tennis shoes.
On Thursday, November 14th, we will meet in the Auggie’s Nest at 2 pm and walk/drive over. The workout will be 60 minutes long, with Q & A opportunity.
To RSVP use this link https://forms.gle/hnw6WzkeptH2xqzh7
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As a continuation of or Queering Career series, LGBTQIA+ Student Services is sponsoring visits to local queer-owned businesses.
Tuesday, November 19th we will visit Mossier
Thursday, December 5th we’re visiting Urban Growler
For each event, we will meet in the Auggies Nest at 2 pm, leave no later than 2:30 pm, and will be back on campus by 4 pm. Transportation will be provided.
For more information and to register for the business visits, please use this link https://forms.gle/vc74Sw5soYee8WzJ9.
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When: Noveber 14, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Dan Egol (Inclusion Nextwork) and Minjon Tholen (Amnesty International USA)
Cost: Free, online webinar
Join us for The Forum on Workplace Inclusions November webinar with presenters Dan Egol (Inclusion Nextwork) and Minjon Tholen (Amnesty International USA).
Webinar Learning Outcomes
– Hear new insights from next generation leaders on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice
– Leverage these insights from the next generation to innovate your D&I approach
– Cultivate strategies to drive D&I impact from any position in your organization or community
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Dear Augsburg Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff,
The Augsburg Human Resources team and our benefits broker, NFP, have worked diligently over the past several months to finalize benefit plan offerings for 2020. Information about the 2020 benefit plans will be available at the information meetings shown below. We strongly encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn more.
Important: Benefit Open Enrollment ends November 15th at 4:30 pm
2020 Benefits Guide
What’s coming in 2020?
• No medical plan changes
• Medical plan premium increase
• Additional medical network option with smaller premium increase
• No premium or plan changes to Delta Dental plan
All Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff Must Complete the Online Form(s):
• All benefits eligible faculty and staff are required to complete the online enrollment form for 2020 elections even if you elect to waive coverage for 2020.
• Your 2019 elections WILL NOT automatically carry over to 2020.
Benefit Information Sessions:
• Friday 11/8 2:30- 3:30 PM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Tuesday 11/12 10:00-11:00 AM – Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
• Thursday 11/14 4:00- 5:00 PM – Christensen Center, Marshall Room
A recorded session will be posted later this week for those who cannot attend in person.
Accessing the 2020 Enrollment Form:
• Log into inside.augsburg.edu
• Select Administrative Tasks -> Open Enrollment from the AugNet services menu.
• Follow prompts and on-screen instructions
Enrollment Help Sessions:
• TODAY! 11/7 at 8:30 am (Sverdrup 205)
• 11/15 at 3:30 pm (Sverdrup 205)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Open enrollment will close at 4:30 pm on November 15, 2019.
We are unable to accept late submissions.
2020 Benefits Guide
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Augsburg Faculty and Staff,
You are invited to attend this fall’s Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch “Who Gives You Light?” with Katie Clark, Assistant Professor and Director of Augsburg Central Health Commons, on Friday, November 22nd from 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Note: Spaces are limited so you must register in order to attend this event.
Learn More and Register at:
Guests are also invited (but not required) to bring a donation of socks or other items to the Health Commons as part of this event. Learn more about items needed (or consider making an online donation) at https://www.augsburg.edu/healthcommons/
The Mission & Identity Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.
If you have any questions, please contact the Christensen Center for Vocation office at (612) 330-1403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
Register for Fall Vocation Lunch with Katie Clark
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green: an elegy to summer
By Carson Kreitzer
Directed by Taous Claire Khazem
In the near future a vibrant underground community of hackers, botanists and artists live off the grid. When a young inventor shows up looking for a place to hide from the government because she figured out how to circumvent water scarcity the entire community must decide if their desire to save lives is worth the risk of destroying their own…
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center
Friday, November 15 at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 16 at 7:00PM
Thursday, November 21 at 7:00PM
Friday, November 22 at 7:00PM
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00PM
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00PM
Get your tickets here!
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Crying Earth Rise Up, narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, tells the story of Debra White Plume and Elisha Yellow Thunder’s efforts to stop the uranium mining contaminating their community’s drinking water. Informed by Native perspectives and belief systems, the film addresses the sacred relationship between water and life itself, as well as the conflicts between nuclear power companies, activists, and locals. With a nuanced look at what is becoming an increasingly common environmental battle, the film offers a case study of contemporary conservation efforts in the face of corporate and capitalistic interests (Crying Earth Rise Up). Crying Earth Rise Up acknowledges the centrality of Native involvement in opposing the particular practice of uranium mining and suggests Native communities’ wider spread contribution to a variety of other conversations related to environmental protection (although not always noted by mainstream media, e.g. the recent blocking of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline) (Documentary Educational Resources site)
Join us for the film and a conversation with director/producer/cinematographer Suree Towfighnia and Debra White Plume.
Where & When: November 12, 2019
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public
Native American Film Series
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Augsburg’s Christensen Center for Vocation is entering a new chapter, with a new vision for how this center can serve our students, the mission of our institution, and a growing network of faith-based community partners. We will be hosting two brown bag information lunches in the Augsburg Room on Nov. 20 and Nov. 26 from 12:00-1:00pm to share more about the direction CCV is heading.
Our center is deeply engaged with congregational contexts doing the work of vocational discernment centered on their neighbors and neighborhoods. In our new vision for CCV, these rich learning contexts can be combined with Augsburg’s unique approach to educating leaders who are informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers and responsible leaders. This will happen through a variety of initiatives, some new and some existing ones that are being re-imagined towards this more intentional vision. Our aim is to create mutually beneficial learning partnerships between students, faculty, ministry leaders, and congregations who share a commitment to being neighbor in real places with real people working to solve real world problems.
We hope you will consider joining us one of these days to learn more. Reach out to Kristina Fruge (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeremy Myers (email@example.com) for more information.
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Join us for a listening and action planning around how environmental equity shows up in our lives and on campus. Together we will collectively envision Augsburg’s commitment to environmental action beyond 2019.
Monday, November 11, 2019
In 2007, Augsburg affirmed its long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, driven by students, faculty, and staff, by signing the Second Nature Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment. Since then, our campus has made some progress towards living out this commitment, including working towards being carbon neutral by 2019. However, we recognize we have not fully lived up to what this commitment requires, given the urgent realities of climate change, the remnants of an exclusive environmental narrative and movement built on white supremacy, and the clear demands for addressing inequitable systems that are interconnected. As an institution committed to its public mission and to educating students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders, how can we take action that directs our power and resources to join the existing momentum of an equity-based environmental movement working for the collective liberation of our common home and community?
Commitment to Environmental Equity and Action @ Augsburg
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Join the Sabo Center for our third community organizing skills workshop this semester: Power Mapping!
Tuesday, November 19
People interested in promoting positive social change— through public work, civic action, advocacy and other vehicles—need to be aware of who else cares about their cause, and the political and social power structures in play. Social change agents need tools to access resources and to put their ideas into action. Power mapping gives participants a way to think about different kinds of power, and a set of tools to access the power needed to make things happen.
This workshop will be led by Dennis Donovan, national organizer for Public Achievement.