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Join us this Thursday to congratulate Scott Brownell as he takes on a new leadership role in security at 3M. Scott’s last day as Augsburg’s Director of Public Safety is Friday, January 24. I am grateful for his work for the past five years in building and leading a professional and committed Public Safety team for our campus!
We will gather at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Oren 100. Light refreshments will be served.
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We’ve had to cancel Wednesday’s Brown Bag presentation featuring Jacqui de Vries and her colleagues. We hope to reschedule at another time this semester.
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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Blood Memory on February 19, 2020.
The title “Blood Memory” is derived from the concept that the experiences of one generation are passed onto the next through DNA. Future generations live with the shared knowledge of their ancestors – meaning there is a foundation of survival instinct and cultural identity that exists within us prior to learned experience. In many ways, this is a beautiful and poetic concept, but trauma and abuse can also be transferred intergenerationally, sometimes unknown to the carrier. This film is about acknowledging and honoring all aspects of blood memory, and how we as individuals and community members heal our collective traumas and learn to pass positive ancestral knowledge to the next generation–Director’s Statement (Blood Memory, Official Film Site)
Blood Memory, a true life “dark-horse political thriller”, tells Sandy White Hawk’s story of adoption out of her home community at a young age and her work to help the “stolen generation” of the American Indian Adoption Era return home. Intertwined with her saga is that of Mark Fiddler, an ICWA lawyer whose advocacy as co-council in Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl 2013 helped to dismantle the law he once fought to protect (Vision Maker Media). Join Sandy White Hawk for an evening of screening the film and discussion.
Augsburg Native American FIlm Series
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Do you want to take action? Are you working on a public project or problem and need to workshop, brainstorm, or ask for ideas about how to proceed? Bring your project to Civic Action Coaching!
There will be 4 sessions planned for the spring semester. Come to one or all of them–the most important thing is to be prepared with a project you are working on our would like to work on. For students who want to take action!
Monday, January 27, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, February 17, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, March 23, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, April 13, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Sessions will be led by Dennis Donovan of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities. Questions? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Public leadership to make change requires the use of both the “head” and the “heart” to mobilize others to act effectively on behalf of shared values. It engages people in interpreting why they should change the world – their motivation – and how they can act to change it – their strategy. Public narrative is the “why” – the art of translating values into action through stories. Learn about how to craft your own public narrative and relate the story of self, story of us, and story of now.
This workshop builds on other Sabo Center workshops last semester focused on change-making skills. Whether or not you attended a workshop last semester–JOIN US!
Thursday, January 23
Led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.
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2020 Augsburg MLK Convocation
Monday, January 20, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dr. John S Wright.: “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
John S. Wright is the Morse-Amoco Distinguished Teaching Full Professor of African American & African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota. Wright, who was born in Minneapolis, earned a Ph.D. in American Studies and the History of African peoples, an M.A. in English and American literature, and a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He helped lead the student movement that founded the University’s Department of African American & African Studies, which he chaired for three terms, and its Martin Luther King Program, which he administered from 1970-73. Wright also built a major in Afro-American and African Studies at Carleton College, where he taught from 1973-83.
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Did you know the Music and Theater Departments are collaborating on a musical called All That we Carry which is based on stories from throughout the history of Augsburg University? Did you know it was coordinated and developed by past students, staff and faculty and will be directed by Augsburg Theater department graduate and fellow Auggie, Malick Ceesay?
Auditions will be held Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday January 23 from 3:30-9:30 pm.
Sign up on the doors of Tjornhom-Nelson Theater in the Atrium of Foss Center!
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written by Melanie Marnich
directed by Emma Gustafson
It’s a big love Lucy is looking for. Her cross-country mission takes her through hilarious, but equally traumatic relationships in which time and emotion pass in a warped instant. Her quest becomes intertwined with that of a female serial killer. The two women find themselves on an exploration of the geography of the human heart.
Performances: January 30th, 31st, and February 1st at 7:00 PM, February 2nd at 3:00 PM
Get your tickets here!
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The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Wednesday, February 12 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301.
The topic is Funding Searches & Small Grants. Mary Hollerich of Lindell Library will discuss how to conduct funding searches for grants, and how the Library can help during the lifecycle of your grant. OGSP will give numerous examples of small grants across the disciplines. Twenty minutes will be reserved at the end for writing, consultations, and planning.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Lauren Causey with questions.
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When: February 6, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton – University Area, Bridges Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 511 Huron Blvd. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, Phone: 612-504-3000
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Mark Ritchie, Global Minnesota | Shawntera M. Hardy, PolicyGrounds Consulting | Khadija Kali, Global Language Connections
Price of registration includes full plated breakfast buffet and coffee and specialty teas.
Global citizenship and interconnectivity allows us to experience and impact the world in more expansive ways than ever before. With this new international reach, however, comes responsibility for simultaneously caring for both our local communities and for others on the planet impacted by our actions or decisions. Given these new realities, how do we ensure our practices and solutions meet increasingly complex challenges at the local and planetary levels?
This workshop will include specific examples of what it takes to develop critical practices that satisfy individual interests while keeping in mind the needs of current and future generations – here and everywhere.
This session will include specific examples that will have the following learning outcomes:
Communications policies and practices that satisfy individual interests while keeping in mind the needs of current and future generations – here and everywhere
Team member training approaches to developing simultaneously local and global thinking/action
Feedback mechanism to involve the broader community in this “balancing” process
8:00 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am – Welcome
9:00 am – 9:55 am – Program/Workshop
9:55 am – 10:00 am – Q&A and Close
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Midstream’s Valentine’s Eve reading features original poems read/performed by their creators: Jennifer Winterstein, Marc Thompson, Rita Moe and D.E. (Doug) Green.
Host: Roslye Ultan, email@example.com
When: Thursday February 13, 2020, 7:30–8:30pm.
Where: Milkweed building, corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake. Upstairs. Entrance just west of Milkweed (the former Blue Moon coffee house); up the stairs and to the left. Not wheelchair accessible. Plentiful street parking.
Best to arrive 10-20 minutes early to get coffee and food/dessert from Milkweed, and to be seated by 7:30 so we can begin on time. The venue will easily hold about 35; after that, standing or floor-sitting room only. The early bird gets the seat. Please occupy the close seats first. Be an up-front person.
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The MLK Day of Action Revisited TODAY will provide an opportunity for Augsburg faculty, staff, and students to revisit and hear updates on various aspects of the 2019 MLK Day of Action. Attendees will also be able to participate in and/or learn from select workshops, discussions, and panels focused on topic areas related to equity and inclusion.
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Hoversten Chapel
Please feel free to contact Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at email@example.com or (612)-330-1126 for any questions or concerns.
Note: This event will be followed by the 2020 Augsburg University MLK Day Convocation at 1 p.m.