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Register for Globally Focused Online Courses in Summer Session 2

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Stay connected to the world this summer. Take a Summer–Time 2 online courses in Spanish, 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.

Register by June 29!

WST 481 Queer History in Latin America

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

SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II
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

Racially Equitable and Responsive Recovery

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When: June 16, 2020 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion

Building racially inclusive and equitable workplaces has become even more complex as we are now faced with the challenge of responding to the worsening economic and health disparities created by COVID-19 in many communities throughout the country. Employers can and should play an important role in inclusive recovery efforts, but must be equipped with data informed, market responsive solutions that center people of color. Tawanna Black, Founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion will facilitate this special Diversity Insights Digital Presentation sharing a framework for racially inclusive recovery for employers.

Forum Podcast Ep. 34 – Strategies to Elevate Women’s Self-Empowerment

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Myra Hubbard (Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.) explores the difference between being empowered and self-empowered, how to elevate women’s “self-empowered,” as well as offering next-level practices and strategies for both personal and professional development.

General Announcements

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

Welcome Sophia Park, Benefits and Payroll Specialist

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The Human Resources team is excited to announce that Sophia Park joined Augsburg on Monday, June 8 as our new Benefits and Payroll Specialist! Sophia comes directly from the JW Marriott Hotel in Minneapolis as their HR Generalist. Her background also includes working with Doctors Without Borders and Sanofi in diverse HR positions. Sophia graduated from the Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, with degree in Law and Real Estate. Sophia joined Augsburg University to contribute her skills to society and expand her career in HR in a mission-based organization. Sophia also teaches Korean language at Korean American Association of Minnesota. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 6 months old son, traveling and taking walks. Along with the HR and Payroll team, Sophia is working remotely and can be reached at Please join our team in welcoming Sophia, and more information will be coming soon regarding exciting changes to the HR team to better serve the Augsburg community!

Event Announcements

How COVID-19 is Shining the Light on Institutionalized Racism

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Watch a video replay from our Diversity Insights Digital Presentation and take a look at how the systems and structures of our society have proved fertile ground for the COVID-19 to spread in historically underserved communities, what we can learn from this about how the same dynamics impact our organizations, and explores some options about what we can do about it.

More than Meets the Eye: A New Direction for Conversations on Disability

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When: June 18, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Jessie Wusthoff, Clover Health

While many companies understand the need to implement legal components related to disability in the workplace, few are confident in approaching the human side of these conversations on disability.
During this webinar, we will introduce different social models around disability and understand how they show up in daily work life. We’ll focus on creating a safe space to understand how these models impact our personal points of view and begin to explore better ways of framing conversations around disability in the workplace.

Let’s Talk Job Search

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How are you doing this summer? We know many of you had jobs and internships lined up for this summer and because of COVID-19 lost those opportunities. The Strommen Center team has heard from many students about the hardship this has created and we want you to know that we are here to help. These Let’s Talk Job Search conversations are informal and focused on hearing from you and your peers about how your summer job and internship search is going and learn more about how we can best assist you this summer. We can troubleshoot issues you are having and show you search tools and platforms you may not be aware of. We hope you’ll join us for this informal conversation!

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URGO Alumni in Public Health during COVID-19

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The global pandemic that has swept the world has put a bright spotlight on public health, an important healthcare avenue that directly affects populations across the globe. We spoke with three recent Augsburg graduates pursuing careers in this field, allowing them to shed light on their experiences and the special role public health plays in this crisis.

Read about the exciting futures of Sydney Busch ’18, Chung Lip ’18, and Hamdi Adam ’18!


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