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Podcast Ep. 37 – Responding Inclusively to Coronavirus and Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Stephen Frost (Frost Included) and Raafi-Karim Alidina (Frost Included) answer questions from listeners that attended our popular topical webinars Responding Inclusively to Coronavirus and Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p37/

Plan Ahead for Study Abroad on Spring Break and Summer 2021

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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:

—NEW YORK CITY—
Roots to Rap: Islam in America – spring break
HIS 195 (Humanities)

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

—MEXICO—
Spanish Language & Mexican Cultures – summer, multiple SPA course available(Modern Language)

Medical Spanish & Clinical Observership – summer, SPA 218 and SPA399

—CUBA—

Community, Arts, and Culture in Cuba – Summer

THR 295 (Fine Arts)

—GERMANY—
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)

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

—CHINA—
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

Tech Tune-ups and Tips this Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m.

submitted by tensen@augsburg.edu

Instructor/Student Support & New Integrated VoiceThread: The new modalities mean students (and instructors) will need a lot of technical support. The first 15 minutes will review resources that assist instructors, as well as those created specifically for students. The rest of the hour will introduce the new VoiceThread LTI integration in Moodle that allows instructors to assess student completion and comprehension of VoiceThread recordings. Learn how to use VoiceThread to create a Welcome Video for your course.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips Schedule/Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

General Announcements

Register for Globally Focused Online Courses in Summer Session 2

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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!

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

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

LANGUAGES AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
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

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.
Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

Event Announcements

TODAY: Town Hall | Auggies Speak: 8:46 Crisis In Minneapolis

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The time for healing is now. Join members of the Augsburg community on today June 24 at 2:00 p.m. for an intimate discussion about systemic racism and its impact at all levels of society. This live town hall event offers perspectives from students, faculty and alumni panelists who explore the history, present and future of addressing racial injustice.

Register here

A Roadmap for Creating Impact and Value with ERGs

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: July 16, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training | Lisa Strack, Bank of the West
Cost: Free

Are you looking for direction as to how to guide your resource group’s programming, focus, and involvement during these current times? This session will focus on how to chart the course forward for your resource groups, starting with a self-assessment, understanding key areas for resource groups within companies, and how to demonstrate impact and value for your entire organization.
We will share best practices using various industry examples related to planning for action and accountability, during these current times.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/a-roadmap-for-creating-impact-and-value-with-ergs/

AWE/Campus Cupboard Food + Supply Drive Thursday, June 25 at 3-6 p.m.

submitted by white5@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Women Engaged (AWE) is sponsoring a drive for the Campus Cupboard (CC) and ShareShop to support students living on campus this summer.

Items can be dropped off THIS THURSDAY June 25 from 3 to 6 p.m., in Lot D at Augsburg. You can also make an online donation which CC will use to purchase small appliances, household items, tools, food in bulk, and gift cards to local businesses such as Seward Coop. Click here to make a donation online: https://advancement.augsburg.edu/donations/general-donation Please select the drop-down designation “Other” and in the “Other” field, enter “Campus Cupboard”.

Items needed:

Non-perishable food such as:
Mac & cheese
Ramen
Canned tuna/chicken
Canned soup (Preferred: more complex soups, i.e., not ‘cream of’ or tomato )
Rice
Protein supplements (chia, flax, veg protein, whey)
High quality granola bars
Canned beans

Hygiene and cleaning supplies such as:
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Menstrual products
Shampoo/ Conditioner
Band-Aids
Laundry Detergent (Preferred brands: Seventh Generation, Meyers, Method, Biokleen)
Dish Soap (Preferred brands: Seventh Generation, Ecover, Method, Dr Bronner’s)

ShareShop Donation List:
Empty spray bottles for homemade non-toxic cleaning solutions
Tea Kettles/water heaters
Sewing machine – Fully functional, up to 2 machines total
Power strips
Baking sheets – Multiple sizes, including smaller sizes- Prefer naturally non-stick like Nordic Ware® brand rather than Teflon™-coated
New Twin XL bedding
Reusable water bottles – durable and clean (can be used)
Thermos (portable coffee containers) – durable and clean (can be used)
Small fans for dorm rooms

School supplies (bulk packages are welcome):
Notebooks (look for recycled paper and companies with sustainability/ethical/fair trade commitments if possible)
Folders
Pens
Pencils
Highlighters
Scissors

Thank you for considering a donation!

AWE + Campus Cupboard

AWE/Campus Cupboard Food + Supply Drive

Faculty Senate Meeting – June 24 at 3:30 p.m.

submitted by walterj@augsburg.edu

The next Faculty Senate meeting will be held via Zoom today, Wednesday, June 24th at 3:30pm. All faculty are invited to join to observe the meeting. The Senate simply asks that if you do join, please mute your audio and video upon joining the meeting.

Interested faculty can join the meeting by following the below link at the meeting time, and using the password AugSenate.

Faculty Senate Meeting, 6/24

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