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Every year, the Augsburg Associates bring festivities to campus the first Friday after Thanksgiving with the annual Velkommen Jul celebration. Please join them Friday, December 6, from 11am to 1pm in the Commons to celebrate.
So how do you Velkommen Jul?
1. Enjoy complimentary Norwegian treats in the Commons including waffles, lefse and a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2. Wear your Norwegian sweater or bunad – find one at a thrift store!
3. Shop at the holiday boutique downstairs while enjoying some music
4. Worship with Norwegian music in the Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 a.m. for the annual Velkommen Jul services
Everyone (students, staff, faculty, and friends) is welcome to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of this campus-wide tradition and share in a piece of Augsburg’s heritage.
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Can’t make it to Advent Vespers this year? Need to see it again?
A live stream will be available for the 8 p.m. service on Friday, December 6 this year – Mark your calendars now & spread the word!
Live Stream Link
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Lindell Library is graciously hosting English Professors D. E. (Doug) Green and James Cihlar, who will be reading their poetry in the Learning Commons (street level, Lindell) between 5 and 6pm on Tuesday, 3 December. Doug’s first collection Jumping the Median is available in the bookstore, and Jim’s new book The Shadowgraph is forthcoming this spring. There will be refreshments. Please join us.
You can also catch Doug at Eat My Words Bookstore, 3pm, Sunday, 8 December, with poet and spoken word artist Eric Tu (Tu the Judoka).
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Monday December 2 at 10:30am-11am in Old Main 105, Mike Lucibella will be Skyping live to us from Antarctica. Mike Lucibella is the editor of The Antarctic Sun, the official newspaper of the U.S. Antarctic Program. Mike is passionate about communicating the excitement of Antarctic research to the public, reporting directly from the frozen continent on the wide range of research that’s carried out at the bottom of the planet. This is a great opportunity to hear about cutting-edge science as well as to ask questions about living in Antarctica.
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When: December 19, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Emily Clawson, Peace Corps | D’Lynn Jacobs, Peace Corps
Note: This webinar was originally scheduled fro December 12, 2019, but it has been update and rescheduled to December 19, 2019. The date of this webinar is December 19, 2019
This webinar will detail the United States Peace Corps’ journey and approach to fostering working environments abroad in which both host country and U.S. staff can bring their full cultural selves to work.
The following questions will be explored:
How does a U.S.-based organization adapt to host-country cultural norms and office practices?
How much does the U.S. leadership shift to be effective and appropriate in their interactions and engagement with local staff and communities?
How much and in what ways are host-country national staff expected to shift to work according to U.S. cultural norms?
Participants will be prompted to think critically about how these dynamics can be made explicit and negotiated in inclusive ways. Methods such as ensuring space for continual conversation, establishing shared vocabulary, and engaging culturally appropriate feedback loops will be explored.
Explore the unique office dynamics that impact inclusion in international field offices
Learn and explore strategies to negotiate a shared and inclusive vision of working norms and practices
Practice the skill of pro-actively acknowledging code-shifting in order to increase your own capacity
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Join us at 10:40am in Hoversten Chapel for 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises led by Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor.
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Want some Norwegian inspired Christmas infusion? You are in good hands! Many Norwegian related events will take place in the Twin Cities in the weeks ahead. Please see below and pick your choices.
December 5 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM | FIVE Event Center, Minneapolis.
This holiday favorite is back for its sixth year! As always, expect live music, authentic Nordic food, dancing around the Christmas tree, gift drawing, and a hosted bar, taking place at a new and exciting venue each year. Julefest is organized in partnership between the Norwegian Consulate, the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce, and Norway House. Monday December 2 is the last day to get tickets on Eventbrite (see link below).
4th Annual Nordic Julemarket
December 6-8 | Utepils Brewing Co, Minneapolis | Free
Nordic Julemarket is a unique holiday market with a cultural inspiration taking root in the Christmas traditions of the five Nordic Countries. With Scandinavian-inspired shopping, traditional folk music, dancing and other festivities, Nordic Julemarket encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to attend. As always, NORDIC JULEMARKET IS A FREE EVENT and great fun for the whole family! Come be a part of the festivities!
5th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland
Now through January 5 | Norway House, Minneapolis
Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House’s annual signature Holiday tradition Gingerbread Wonderland has returned to the Gallery in all of its cinnamon coziness. You’ll recognize familiar buildings and landmarks from the Twin Cities and beyond, created by friends and neighbors—everyone from your favorite local bakeries and cake wizards, to families and first-time gingerbread baking enthusiasts. For hours and more information, visit norwayhouse.org.
Julefest Gala Tickets
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mn farming: The DIRT is a fitting follow-up to Minnesota Peace Initiative (MPI) spring dialogue, Climate Change Comes Home! The topic of regenerative agriculture is inextricably linked to climate change—a changing climate has direct impacts on crop yield, water use, biodiversity and soil health.
The agricultural industry will continue to face challenges that come with a rapidly changing environment, and the importance of regenerative agricultural techniques become increasingly essential with the threat of decreased food production.
DATE AND TIME
Tue, December 3, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Agriculture Program Director at Environmental Initiative
President and CEO at Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
Dr. Nick Jordan
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
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All are welcome to ASAC’s third general meeting today! Come hear about our awesome end of the semester events and what’s in store for next semester.
Date: Monday, December 3rd.
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Augsburg Room (3rd Floor of Christensen Center)