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Faculty and Staff: Help URGO Recruit Students for Fulbright Program

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries, teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field.

We are asking faculty and staff to notify us of students and alumni who might be a good fit for this program. Depending on program type, students should be academically strong, have demonstrated leadership skills and a record of community engagement on campus or off. For the English Teaching Assistantship experience with tutoring, teaching or coaching is desirable, but no teaching coursework or degree is typically required. Foreign language skills are required in some countries but many countries do not require language skills.

If you know a student interested in this opportunity, please have them contact urgo@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire.

OLC Ideate Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Information taken directly from the OLC Website (linked below):

The Online Learning Consortium constantly strives to create new points of engagement amongst educators across the field of online, digital and blended learning.

Over the course of two weeks (April 21 – May 1), the OLC will be holding a series of open salons (a casual and inclusive space with discussions organized and facilitated by a salon leader) that will offer educators of all levels the opportunity to listen to emerging ideas and effective practices from their peers. These casual discussions will be designed to specifically encourage reflection, co-creation, and synthesis, with connections to future OLC events for further collaboration.

There is no charge to participate live.

OLC Ideate Information and Registration

The Forum Podcast, Ep. 31 – Master These Skills. Master Inclusive Leadership.

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Patricia Jesperson, chief curiosity officer at EmployeeEXP, and Amy Tolbert, ECCO International principal, explore the five critical leadership skills they’ve identified to help leaders transform into naturally inclusive leaders.

While emotional intelligence is an important skill when working with anyone different from ourselves, it’s only part of the inclusive leadership equation. Achieving an elevated state of self-awareness is key to developing leaders with capacity to embrace and effectively engage with the increasingly diverse workforce. The Inclusion Matrix™️ is designed for leaders—not only in title, but also those who demonstrate organizational influence.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p31/

Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World – Watch Live on Facebook

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 7, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Stephen Frost, Frost Included

The coronavirus pandemic is a tragedy, but the potential silver lining is that we are living through a time of forced innovation. The leadership behaviors we exhibit will impact the performance of ourselves, our teams, our organizations like never before.

Frost Included CEO Stephen Frost will explore inclusive leadership in this context, learn five key skills essential to survive and thrive in this climate, and leave refreshed and inspired to do the work that will make the most difference.

Learning Outcomes
-Refresh inclusive leadership core skills tailored to the current climate
-Explore what forced innovation means to you, your team and your organization
-Take away 5 key skills you can immediately deploy

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/inclusive-leadership-in-a-virtual-world/

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses this Summer

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

We are living through a very uncertain time, but The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) remains committed to connecting Auggies to the world through the channels that are still available to us. This summer, you can take online courses in Spanish, Political Science, Religion, History, or Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies with Augsburg CGEE’s instructors in Mexico or Central America.

To access these courses, simply look in Records and Registration under Summer 2020 term and the departments listed below. There is a huge variety, including some specialized courses for upper-level learners! Register for the class as usual.

Courses are offered in both Summer Time 1 (T1) & Time 2 (T2) unless otherwise noted.

GENDER, SEXUALITY AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)

HISTORY
HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (T2)
HIS 388: Queer History in Latin America (T2)

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy (T1)

RELIGION
RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)

LANGUAGES AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
SPA 111: Beginning Spanish I (T1)
SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II (T2)
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Providers
SPA 220: Business Spanish
SPA 224: Spanish for Ministry
SPA 225/325: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II
SPA 316: Conversations in Cultural Context
SPA 334: Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPA 335: Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices
SPA 337: Mexican Civilizations and Cultures

See summer online courses in Records & Registration

Global Opportunities for Fall Semester – Apps Due May 1

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

COVID-19 is temporarily changing how we can travel, but CGEE remains hopeful that fall 2020 study abroad programs will be able to run–and the programs below still have spots open. You can use your semester financial-aid package and you’ll get a $1,500 CGEE Travel Grant.

Apps due May 1st.

+++ NATION BUILDING AND DECOLONIZING THE MIND IN SOUTHERN AFRICA +++
Learn about historical and present-day challenges in creating national identity and inclusive democracy. The program starts in South Africa and continues to Namibia. Classes in history, political science, religion, and wellness–or even choose an internship as part of your semester. All courses are taught in English. For fall 2020 and Spring 2021: CGEE is providing **FREE AIRFARE** for Auggies.

+++ COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES: MIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO +++
Develop yourself as a socially conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! Engage with 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. No Spanish language proficiency required.

+++ LIBERAL ARTS, LANGUAGE, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO +++
This program immerses you in Mexican culture, includes multiple excursions, and fosters friendships with Mexican students. With many elective course options, you can complete your language requirements, liberal arts requirements, and Augsburg Experience. No Spanish language proficiency required.

In the event that we must cancel fall programs, the decision will be made no later than July 15, 2020, and students will be offered spots on spring 2021 programs.

Got questions? Email us: abroad@augsburg.edu
Set up a virtual advising appointment: https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

Learn more about these programs in Mexico and Southern Africa

Augsburg GRE Prep Course Online

submitted by kipperj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University offers a five-week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators. Throughout the course students will have a chance to complete practice problems for each area of the test and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s course will be offered via Zoom.

May 13th – June 15th

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Excluding Memorial Day)

Cost: $100

To register, please fill out the registration form. Seats will not be held without the registration form. Seats are limited, please register early to guarantee your spot. Contact urgo@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Please Note: Only Augsburg students and alumni may register for this course.

GRE Prep Course Registration Form

General Announcements

Sad News About a Student

submitted by griesse@augsburg.edu

On April 22, Morgan Yesnes, an Augsburg student, passed away. Morgan was a junior and history major from Edina. Private family services will be held. A zoom shiva will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial service to honor his life will be held later this year. The following is a link to Morgan’s obituary.

https://www.hodroffepsteinmemorialchapels.com/obituaries/Morgan-Yesnes/#!/Obituary

ADSG 2020-2021 Resolution #1

submitted by musset@augsburg.edu

Good morning to all,

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2020, Augsburg Day Student Government passed a resolution titled Augsburg University International Students Responding to ISSS Department Restructuring.

This resolution was made for International Students who had their advisor Angela Bonfiglio laid off. With her absence, students began to feel like they lost their primary support and mentorship. This resolution demands Augsburg University to provide free housing to international students throughout the summer, provide summer jobs to those who have student visas, request for reinstatement of Angela Bonfiglio, and that ISSS be deemed as an official party recognized under the MSS roster.

Any questions or comments about this resolution, please let me know. You can contact me through my email ortizrg@augsburg.edu

Blessing to you all. Have a great weekend!!

View ISSS Resolution here!

Your Final finals Week is here – Celebrate with a Class of 2020 Zoom Background

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Download these Zoom backgrounds to celebrate finals week and the graduating class of 2020.

• Class of 2020: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_Class-of-2020.png

• Congratulations, Graduates: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_Congrads.png

• We Are Called | Auggies: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_We-Are-Called.png

• We Did It: http://web.augsburg.edu/marcomm/downloads/zoom-backgrounds_We-Did-It.png

Change your background by logging into Zoom. Go to the settings and select “Virtual Background,” there you can upload the photos and set your background.

Virtual Study Abroad and Away Advising – Plan Ahead for Next Year

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses for spring break and summer 2021 have destinations in the following locations: Guatemala, New York City, Minnesota Tribal Lands, Cuba, Germany, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

You can also send us an email: abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by our website, below.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

John Coskran joins Augsburg as Senior Director and Chief Financial Officer

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

I am pleased to announce that John Coskran ’09 MBA has joined Augsburg as our new Senior Director and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Augsburg, John most recently served as Chief Financial Officer, SVP at YA, a data-driven digital promotions marketing company. He also has served in financial planning and analysis leadership roles at Capella and Best Buy as well as in accounting and audit at Pillsbury and Arthur Anderson. In addition to his Augsburg MBA, John earned a master degree in accounting from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and South Asia studies from Carleton College.

The new CFO position reports to the vice president and chief operating officer, and oversees administrative accounting, financial planning and analysis, and student accounts. John will serve on the President’s Net Tuition Revenue Growth team, which includes President Pribbenow, Provost Kaivola, Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management Robert Gould, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Leif Anderson, and me. We also look forward to having John join Leadership Forum and the University Council Resources Committee.

In the coming weeks, we’ll look for opportunities to introduce John to a variety of faculty and staff, as our modified operations permit. When you have the opportunity, please join me in welcoming John to Augsburg!

–Rebecca John, vice president and chief operating officer

Textbook Rental Due Date Extended

submitted by millerch@augsburg.edu

Due to the far-reaching impact of COVID-19, the bookstore has extended the due date of spring 2020 books from May 1 to June 15. Materials must reach the bookstore no later than June 15. Students who do not return their books by June 15 will be charged for the items and take ownership of them. Students must generate shipping labels on the Barnes & Noble website by June 15. The bookstore will not hold standard business hours until at least May 4. If you would like to inquire about a potential in-person return or have other questions, contact bookstore manager Chanti Miller.

68/20: One Day in May History + Art + Change

submitted by wangleon@augsburg.edu

ONE DAY IN MAY took place on May 15, 1968. During the turbulent aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Augsburg canceled classes to fully engage the school and community members on the issue of racism.

The extraordinary discourse surrounding ONE DAY IN MAY gave rise to subsequent advocacy work of marginalized students. These efforts have created a lasting impact that can be seen and felt on today’s Augsburg campus.

VIsit the website to learn more about ONE DAY IN MAY and the 68/20 project.

68/20: ONE DAY IN MAY Website

Event Announcements

Daily Chapel: A Live Service of Farewell and Blessing

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join us at 10:30 – 11:00 am today for our final chapel of the academic year, a live service of farewell and blessing via Zoom. The campus pastors, Rev. Babette Chatman and Rev. Justin Lind-Ayres, along with President Paul Pribbenow and musician Jake Pernsteiner ’20 (guitar and vocal), will lead the service bidding farewell to our valued community members.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95377862106?pwd=TU12Wnp3WnNteitESXRvVExhTUx6dz09
Password: 904628
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,95377862106# or +16465588656,,95377862106#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 953 7786 2106
International numbers available: https://augsburg.zoom.us/u/adQyGFRoMY

Look for links for all of our services on the Campus Ministry calendar http://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/calendar. Please also visit the Campus Ministry blog to read the daily prayer.

More information

Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19 – Panel Discussion Tuesday 6 p.m.

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

National student mental health organization Active Minds, is having a webinar on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00pm CST: “Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19.” This will be a panel discussion including two Active Minds speakers, and a personal counselor. “We are living through an unprecedented time of ambiguity, disappointment, financial struggles, and more. Whether or not we have a history of anxiety, many of us are experiencing it now. Join our panel for a discussion about coping in a time when many of our typical outlets may be compromised, being someone who is well, but worried, and adjusting to our temporary new ‘normal’.”

Sign Up for the Webinar

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