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Workplace 2020: An Intersection of Diversity and Politics

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When: May 21, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: Malii Carolyn, EngageBetween | Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Connecting Differences, LLC
Cost: Free

Sharpen your skills at addressing diversity-related issues in a climate saturated by the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign. As Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders, get in front of an unprecedented political atmosphere that filters through our workplaces and creates heightened sensitivity to identity-related trigger points.

This webinar will explore nuanced perspectives and complexities of addressing diversity-related “hot buttons” and consider ways for turning them into teachable moments.

Learning Outcomes
-Identify practical and relevant steps to navigate the intersection between diversity and politics in the workplace
-Apply concepts of intent and impact within the 2020 U.S. presidential race and other real-world contexts
-Clarify the role of DEI practitioners in engaging identity politics

TONIGHT and/or TOMORROW: “Getting Started Teaching Online”

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So you are teaching online this summer? Now what? Come to this informative session to learn about online teaching and learning, including the community of inquiry model and best practices in course design.

Choose the day/time that works best for you. This session will be offered:
Tomorrow, April 30 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday, May 1 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses this Summer

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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.

WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)

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

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

RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)

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

Fulbright US Student Program Advising

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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Augsburg GRE Prep Course Online

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Course is full: Please fill out the registration form (link below) to be added to the waitlist.
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 take a full-length practice test, 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

Please fill out the registration form to be added to the waitlist. Seats will not be held without the registration form. Contact with any questions. Please Note: Only Augsburg students, alumni, and staff may register for this course.

GRE Prep Course Registration Form

General Announcements

Campus Box Forwarding

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Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 15th) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Before fall semester starts we will be reassigning them to all students living on campus, and commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they have a need of one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email with any relevant information. (There is also an option to be reassigned your current box for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall)

We only forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can only forward to US addresses. The forwarding period is 2 months from when the request is submitted after which any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We ask that you contact the people/business sending you mail and correcting it to your permanent address. Also enrolling in online/electronic billing is both environmentally friendly and will save you time (and sometimes money).

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HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Deadline Noon Friday May 1

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In order to ensure timely processing of payroll for the 05/08 pay date, please submit all benefits and payroll change forms to by noon this Friday, 05/01/2020. This includes stipend & honoraria payments, and all forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes.

To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed; please contact Human Resources at to receive a secure delivery link for sumbmission. Thank you!

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

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Students who have had their study abroad and study away plans derailed this year have begun inquiring about next year.

Check out the short-term study abroad programs coming up for Spring Break and Summer 2021. Now is a great time to plan ahead! ALL programs fulfill your AUGSBURG EXPERIENCE requirement, as well as other classes!

Check out the options in these great locations:

Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

Faith, Vocation, and Social Change – spring break
RLN 409 (Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 (Keystone for some majors)

Dakota and Ojibwe Spaces of Environmental Activism & Sovereignty – Spring Time 2
AIS 305 (elective) or ANT 295 (elective)

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer
THR 295 (Fine Arts)

Science and Religion in Germany – Summer
REL 205 (Search for Meaning II) and/or CHM 102 (Lab Science) or SCI 490 (Keystone for Science majors)

Sustainability and Food Justice in Italy & the US – Summer
HIS 170 (Humanities) or HIS 440 (elective)

Get more information about these short term programs

The Study Abroad and Away Office is Open for virtual Appointments

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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:

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

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Campus Cupboard Food Deliveries

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The Campus Kitchen team is following COVID-19 protocol. Contact with any questions.

For now, students cannot access the Cupboard physically. Instead, students (who still live on campus) can fill out a request form to receive a bag of food for pickup in Christensen (near Einstein’s). Food bag delivery times are: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 11am-1pm

Fill out a delivery request form here, as many times as you need!

Open Job and Internship Positions

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The Strommen Center will be including weekly job and internship postings in A-Mail to keep students aware of current openings. Please check Handshake and Strommen’s Community Moodle (link below) for more listings and job boards.

Part-time and Flexible positions
1. Online Tutor/Remote Tutor (Full-time and Part-time):
2. Cub Foods – Phalen – Now Hiring Part Time:
3. Application Developer (Remote Position), Global Web Design and Technology:

Internship Positions
4. Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC), Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
5. Human Resources Intern, Hormel
6. Technology Internship – Level II, Bloomington Public Schools ,

Full-time employment
7. Nursing Assistant, Department of Veterans Affairs
8. Project Coordinator, The Contingent Plan
9. County Agency Social Worker – Fillmore County, Mn Department of Human Services

Also visit these job boards for more opportunities:


More job boards on the Strommen Community Moodle site. (

Resume Drop-in Hours: Tuesday-Friday
10:00 am-3:45 pm
Zoom link -

CareerShift- Job and Internship Search

When in Doubt, Fill it Out – Fill Out Your Census Form

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Make sure you’re counted! Students–fill out the census unless you’re certain someone else has already counted you on their form.

Got to and fill out the form online. If there’s a question you’d rather not answer, skip it, but fill out the rest of the form. Responses are confidential–no law enforcement agencies are allowed access to these census forms.

If you’re living off-campus but not with your parents, you should fill out your own form. Students who lived on campus this semester will be counted by Res Life, so you don’t need to fill out a form. If you’re not certain if you’ve been counted–fill out a form! The Census Bureau would rather have people double-counted than missed.

Political representation, billions in federal funding, and much more is at stake. Don’t let yourself be invisible–filling out the census is a way of making sure your presence counts!

Top 3 Things Students Need to Know This Week

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1. You have until May 15 to decide if you want a letter grade or pass/low pass/no pass grading for the Spring 2020 term. See the details and instructions for requesting this grading change.
2. Virtual commencement viewings are Friday, May 29 and Sunday, May 31. See info about preparing for commencement, a future in-person ceremony, and more.
3. The textbook return deadline is extended to June 15. Read instructions on how to ship textbooks.


See all COVID-19 updates.

Event Announcements

Baccalaureate and Interfaith Sending Services

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Congratulations to all students graduating this spring from Augsburg University. Your achievement is especially notable in these challenging times. To mark the completion of your time at Augsburg, Campus Ministry is offering two online services that would usually have been held on campus. Everyone is invited to watch these two virtual services.

The first is our Baccalaureate Service, which is a festive service of music and word held for the graduating class, friends, and family members celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg and offering our blessings to you as you go out into the world. This is a Christian worship service, open to all. The online service this year will be slightly truncated, but it will still be filled with joy and thanksgiving. Pastor Babette Chatman serves as the preacher, President Paul Pribbenow offers a greeting, and a recording of the Augsburg Choir is offered to mark this occasion.

You are also invited to watch the Interfaith Community Sending service. Graduating students of all religious and non-religious identities are invited to this interfaith service celebrating your educational journey. This service is a special time of reflection and blessing led by the Interfaith Scholar Cohort of 2019-20.

More information

Sad News About a Student

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It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Malia Abdullahi. Malia was a junior and a psychology major. To honor and celegrate Malia’s life, a virtual ceremony will be held on May 5 at 11:00 a.m. A zoom link is provided below for those who are able to attend.

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