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UPDATE: Nominations will be accepted through the end of day Friday, Feb. 28th – with exceptions made for a Monday, March 2nd submission for those who email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Senate is now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University! Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student.
The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.
The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.
Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th.
Click here for the nomination form: https://forms.gle/WnkwZHetEuYWVk9XA
Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/
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The spring blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday 3/4/2020 from 10 – 4 pm in the East Commons. If you have not signed up to donate you can do so today in Christensen Center between 10:30 and 12:00 pm or go online at http://www.mbc.org/search drives and enter sponsor code 0027. Appointment times are still available and donors are needed!! Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Let’s help save lives Auggies – schedule a blood donation time soon!!
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TriBeta is holding it’s annual plant sale! Stop by and see our selection of plants, ranging from succulents, cacti, and other flowering plants. Plants start at $5, and half of the earnings will be donated to the Augsburg Greenhouse.
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Augsburg’s CGEE study center in Southern Africa offers an experiential, community-based, social-justice focused semester program in fall or spring:
Nation Building and Decolonizing the Mind in Southern Africa
Stay on-track to graduate by taking 16+ credits. Courses are available in History, Political Science, Religion, wellness, or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are in English. Your semester starts in South Africa and then continues on to Namibia. Study in TWO countries in one semester!
For fall 2020 only: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for all Fall 2020 semester students in Southern Africa!
You can use your full semester financial-aid package to help pay for the program, and additionally you will receive an automatic CGEE Travel Grant scholarship of $1,500, and free airfare for fall 2020, making a semester at CGEE Southern Africa one of the most affordable study abroad semester programs!
You can check off the following requirements on the program:
· Social and Behavioral Sciences (two course options available)
· Humanities requirement
· Search for Meaning II
· Recreational Wellness
· + your Augsburg Experience requirement!
Apply by March 1
Get more information about CGEE Southern Africa and apply online
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Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues?
Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:
COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO
Develop yourself as a socially-conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:
-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.
-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.
-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.
-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:
-You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus
-You will recieve a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!
-Many additional scholarship opportunities available
This program is great for Communications Majors or Minors in their Sophomore or Junior years. Check out the website for more info!
Apply by March 1
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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to 1,200 middle school and high school students in the Twin Cities. We love being part of the Augsburg community, and we want to connect more Auggies to our cause! That’s why we’re inviting you to join us at our free & flavorful friendraiser at Surly Brewing Company this spring.
@ Surly Brewing Company
March 12, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Bring a friend and don’t worry about bringing a donation. This will just be a fun, casual event to hang out, meet some interesting people, and learn more about ways to connect with our organization!
We hope to see you there!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You don’t need a ticket to attend, but please RSVP below (for planning purposes):
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Want to gather alumni from your department, group, or affinity! Want to show off your fancy new space? The All-School Reunion will be the perfect opportunity to do so. To host a gathering you can fill out the form below or contact Darcey Engen firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Code at email@example.com for more information. There are options to host a gathering that are at no cost to you! Be a part of history and celebrate #Augsburg150