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The Forum Podcast – Q&A on White Fragility and Microagressions In the Workplace

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In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Rebecca Slaby (AMAZEworks) answers questions from listeners that attended our popular webinar White Fragility and Microagressions In the Workplace: When Good People Behave Badly sponsored by AON.

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The Forum Podcast – Include to Innovate

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Melissa Majors (Melissa Majors Consulting) explains why you shouldn’t use white boards and flip charts to facilitate group conversation. Instead, Melissa will be taking us through a blame-free examination of common challenges and tactics for better inclusion outcomes for your organization.

So much learning. All in one place. Forum 2020 Conference Presentations Now Available

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The nation’s largest workplace inclusion conference is proudly housed at Augsburg University! Our 32nd annual conference Facing Forward looked ahead to a new decade and the challenges it brings business and industry locally and globally. Our presentations explored key themes like Future Fluency, Global Citizenship, Universal Innovation, and New Perspectives.

Cathy Davidson Article on Designing Online Courses

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Faculty and staff, Karen would like to share an article by Cathy Davidson that she referenced recently, that draws attention to the importance of designing courses from the unique perspective of our students as they work to live and learn under the circumstances of these unprecedented times.


article by Cathy Davidson

General Announcements

Spring Break and Summer 2021 – Study Abroad and Away Courses are waiting for you

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

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)

Music Therapy in China – Summer
MUS 374 or 474: Music Therapy Practicum (1 credit)
MUS 511: Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits), or
MUS 582: Transcultural Music Therapy (4 credits), or
MUS 511 and MUS 582 (total 4 credits)

Get more information about these short term programs

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

Accounts Payable Year-End Process

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For the fiscal year-end close on May 31, 2020, it is important that all expenses, including equipment, supplies, travel, and services rendered during the fiscal year 2020 are properly recorded and accrued as part of the year-end accounting close. In order to assure a “clean” year-end close, the following documents need to be submitted in a timely fashion as noted below.

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms:
Please submit invoices, related to equipment, supplies, and services received, expense reports and payment authorization forms on or before May 31, 2020 by Monday, June 8, 2020. All expenses need tohave proper coding and approvals.

Please email invoices to, or fax to 612-330-1515, or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into
your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses:
Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2020 by Monday, June 8, 2020. Email your statement and receipts to

Year-end Accrual Procedure:
If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf by Monday, June 8, 2020.

Checks and Cash:
If you checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2020, please bring it to Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 29, 2020. During the “Stay at Home order”, our office is open Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am to 12:30pm.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Accounts Payable, Checks and Cash Carole Kampf, Accounting Manager at X1260

P-Card Fola Tiamiyu, Associate Controller at X1122

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

New Job Search Platform

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The Strommen Center is in operation all summer and is offering virtual career coaching appointments, workshops, virtual career fairs, and online resources. Students can visit Handshake to make appointments and register for events.

New Job Search Platform – CareerShift

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff all have access to CareerShift. CareerShift is a set of integrated job search tools that allows you to search, select, and store job listings from job boards and company job postings including H1B Sponsorship jobs and companies. CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for cracking the “hidden job market” and for managing your job hunt all in one place.

To log in go to Log in information is also located on Strommen’s Community Moodle site under Job and Internship Search as well as on the resources page of Handshake.

Augsburg CareerShift

Event Announcements

This week, 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

Students: Free Mental Health During COVID 19 Webinars

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Active Minds has created a webinar series geared towards supporting college students through the current pandemic, and has made all of their content free to all college students.

Please check out their website for upcoming life webinar discussions such as “LGBT+ Youth and Mental Health: Creating Community During COVID-19” on Wednesday, June 10th.

Previously recorded webinars are also available to view, on topics including:

The Mental Health Impact of Pandemic-Related Racism: A Panel Discussion (available shortly)

Relationship Skills: Managing Limits and Expectations During COVID-19.

Anxiety in the time of COVID-19: Panel Discussion

Careers and Mental Health in the age of COVID-19

& Communicating in Quarantine: Tips to Encourage Mental Wellness in Close Quarters.

Please also check out the CWC “Coping with COVID” webpage for many additional resources. And remember that the urgent phone counseling line is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week anytime our office is closed, and can be reached by calling 612-330-1707 and selecting option 1!

Active Minds College Student Webinar Series

Keeping Track of Auggies

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