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Now that we are all settled into the semester, please join us in the Biology Department Home from 2-4PM on Friday, December 6th to help welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Jason Tan. Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Tan came to us from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was a postdoctoral IRACDA Fellow. He is one of two biochemists (the other being Dr. Ben Binder) who are leading our new B.S. major in Biochemistry. His research expertise is in the area of bacteriophage gene expression and protein biochemistry. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
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Campus Kitchen and Environmental Stewardship teams invite you to join us for a livestreamed panel discussion on “Building Resilient Communities” at the U of M Healthy Futures Summit.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 10-11:30am
Atum Azzahir – CEO, The Cultural Wellness Center
Cyrus Batheja – Chief Growth Officer for myConnections™ and Medicaid Vice President, UnitedHealthCare
Katy Kozhimannil – Associate Professor, School of Public Health
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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Pastoral Intern Sarah Swindall preach. Briana Ekstrom will sing a solo.
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It’s late and it’s breakfast! Faculty and staff if you are interested in helping serve food, please contact Dianne in the CWC office (firstname.lastname@example.org) This annual finals week event is sponsored by A’viands. Students plan to come and enjoy hearty and delicious breakfast offerings Monday, December 16th 9:30 pm – 10:45 pm.
Free to any Augsburg student with Augsburg ID
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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 will go live on Friday!
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Join Latinx Student Services and Campus Ministries on Thursday, December 12th during chapel time (11:30am). They will have tamales and empanadas for guests to eat!
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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 Vanuatu
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?
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Join the Environmental Steward Committee in marching to the capitol. We will meet at 2pm at Foss Center
“The Minnesota Youth Climate Strike’s fourth National Strike will take place on December 6, from 3pm-5:00pm at the same time as other events happening globally. You can leave/join at any time – we will be having a teach-in at the Capitol rotunda.
The event will have a bit of a twist – we will be sitting in the capitol rotunda demanding that Tim Walz, Steve Simon, Julie Blaha, and Keith Ellison – the four Democrats who manage the state pension fund – divest from dangerous fossil fuel investments. We will have speakers, chants, action steps, and more! All ages are welcomed and encouraged to attend – we need all the help we can get if we’re going to fight the climate crisis!”
Can’t go? Sign the petition!
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Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ph.D., is coming to Augsburg University on Thursday, March 5, 2020, as the speaker for the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics.
In preparation for his visit, please consider joining one of the Batalden Book Club series (which includes a luncheon and book club discussion) per below. This series is open to all faculty and staff. Space is limited to twenty per group/date on a first come, first served basis.
Cosmopolitanism – Friday, January 31st, noon-2pm
The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity – Friday, February 28th, noon-2pm
Those attending a book club luncheon/discussion will also be invited to a discussion with the author on March 5th, in the afternoon. To reserve a space, please contact Deanna Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please let her know which book club you would like to join. Books will be available for pick up with Deanna Davis in the Academic Affairs office.
Note: For those interested in both book clubs, please let Deanna know (and indicate your first choice) when you contact her. If space is available, you may be able to join both.
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Vice President of Institutional Advancement Heather Riddle will host a webinar on strengthening Augsburg’s culture of philanthropy. The webinar will be recorded Friday, Dec. 6 from 3-4 p.m. and will be available to stream live at that time. Beginning Dec. 9 the recording will be available to review.
To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.
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Want some Norwegian inspired Christmas infusion? If so, you are in luck! Many Norwegian related events will take place in the Twin Cities in the weeks ahead. Pick your choices from the meny below.
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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The Seward neighborhood will come alive with a celebration of the season this weekend – Saturday Dec. 7; 10:00 – 5:00 and Sunday, Dec. 8; 12:00 – 5:00. Join neighbors for a festival of arts and local businesses. Get out and explore all of the festivities and freebies offered at dozens of sites around the Seward Neighborhood! For more information, go to: https://sewardarts.org/seward-winter-frolic/
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Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to stop by the Hagfors Center Lobby from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm this afternoon to meet with Monica Devers, Dean of Professional Studies, and Ryan Haaland, Dean of Arts and Sciences. These office hours are an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.
Thursday, December 5 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the Hagfors Center Lobby
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Did you know that this year is the 40th anniversary of Vespers? It’s also Augsburg’s 150th anniversary! Learn more about what makes this year’s Vesper’s special in this video interview with Pastor Sonja Hagandar.