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New – Podcast Ep 44: Parenting in Troubled Times: Addressing Race with Your Children

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training) offers options for learning how to discuss diversity with children at home, at school, and in the community.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p44/

Kevin Kling: The Healing Power of Humor

submitted by vanggg@augsburg.edu

Hello everyone,

Mental Health Connect is hosting a virtual webinar featuring Kevin Kling, a comedian and actor in the Twin Cities! Did you know laughter releases endorphins, decreases anger, eases distressing emotions, relaxes and revitalizes, reduces stress and brings more fun into your life?

Humor is very important to mental health. 2020 has been quite a year, wouldn’t you agree? Come laugh with us! Invite more fun into your life!

Everyone is welcomed to join but especially for those who are social work, psychology, and sociology majors!

When: September 16 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Click on the link below to register. On the day of, you will receive a link to the actual webinar. Thank you, see you there!
https://onrealm.org/BethlehemChurch/Registrations/Registrants/a910b4e9-aa76-4015-b216-ac0101816481?congregantView=True

Fellowship Friday TODAY at 4:30 p.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fellowship Fridays ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

General Announcements

Summer 2021 – Study Abroad and Away Courses are Waiting for You

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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

Apply by February 1, 2021

—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 detailed information about these short term programs

High Holy Days Primer

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

“High Holy Day Primer”, created by Interfaith Fellow ‘17-’19 Wendy Goldberg, to help Augsburg know about this big season for Jews in our community.
1. The Jewish High Holy Day season runs from Fri. evening, Sept. 18 – Sun., Oct. 11. Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur are listed on secular calendars, but there is another 9-day holiday called Sukkot, right after Yom Kippur.
2. For college students, being away from home for these holidays can highlight the homesickness and the yearning to be in the nest, and for some, quite the opposite. If you celebrate Christmas, imagine staying on campus while most students return home for the holiday. If you celebrate Ramadan, this season is similar to that month of observance. All synagogues and the University of Minnesota Hillel will welcome students and we can help connect them, though everything is on Zoom this year.
3. How to be an ally: We encourage you to have conversations with your Jewish students and colleagues about their observances. They will likely welcome the questions or the greetings. And you could also move important meetings or events away from Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. The 2020 dates for these holidays are:
Fri.– Sun., Sept.18-20: Rosh Hashannah begins at sundown on Sept. 18 and ends at nightfall on Sept. 20. Some American Jews celebrate for one day, others for two.
Sun., Sept. 27, Yom Kippur begins an hour before sundown and ends at nightfall on Monday, Sept. 28, and after a fully 25-hour fast and being in services most of those 25 hours, it’s unlikely that students would do any work on Monday, Sept. 28.
Sukkot begins at sundown on Fri., Oct. 2. The first two days are “Holy Days” where some Jews don’t work, use electricity, engage in commerce. Sukkot ends at sundown on either on Oct. 9 or 10.

Augsburg Religious Holidays Policy https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bsiyBZp2sQHfuA2jUGM2cnagAlz_tb0W-TIPnlocSus/edit?usp=sharing

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Staff Senate Nominations

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is accepting nominations for two open seats. To nominate someone to serve on Staff Senate, or to nominate yourself, please fill out this form by clicking on this link https://forms.gle/exzHv3qsucyRffo48. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on September 25.

Augsburg staff will be able to vote for Staff Senate nominees from October 2 to October 9. The winners will be announced by October 21.

For more information on Staff Senate, visit our website at https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/.

Student Services Index Launches to Help Auggies Find Resources and Operational Info

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

This fall, a new tool is available to help acquaint Auggies with the breadth of services offered at Augsburg University.

Featuring 40+ searchable info boxes, the Student Services Index explains how to access departments and services during a unique time when there are both in-person and virtual opportunities for engagement. The tool provides bite-sized descriptions, location and contact information, and additional key details for the Augsburg offices and departments that are dedicated to student success and support.

Send questions or comments about the index to Joe Mann, web manager, at mannj@augsburg.edu and Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing, at swansonl@augsburg.edu.

Try out the Student Services Index today!

COVID-19: Adhere to Health Guidelines in Social Media

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

You already know that what you post on social media can impact your reputation, and you probably monitor what you do or say accordingly.

During the pandemic, there’s a new thing to watch out for: photos that don’t reflect physical distancing or the appropriate use of masks. Such photos can go viral, generating negative feedback.

This is especially important for social media posts that represent Augsburg. In order to support students, staff, faculty, and their families, we are following the Minnesota Department of Health’s guidelines for institutions of higher education, as well as Governor Walz’s executive order mandating face coverings in public spaces indoors as well as outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Photos posted to Augsburg social media accounts or photos that tag Augsburg should reflect these practices.

Please also keep in mind that photos from before the pandemic may be misinterpreted. For now please do not use old photos that show groups of people close together for Augsburg-related communications.

Students: Remote Learning, Studying, and Eating Spaces on Campus

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

Students can view the document below to find details about campus spaces reserved specifically for remote learning, studying, and eating during the fall semester.

Reserve a remote learning space in Lindell Library here: https://library.augsburg.edu/study

List of first come, first serve remote learning, studying, and eating spaces. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dGpfnJexqztoHhwRuBWMWQgeGoZydo0jVonaB5xLps0/edit?usp=sharing

Event Announcements

8:46 Prayer and Presence

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Each Friday all are welcome to hold silence at 10:40 am for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as we remember George Floyd (and others) and our call for racial justice in God’s world. Pastoral presence is available in Hoversten Chapel for support and prayer. Pastor Babette Chatman will be available in the chapel at 10:40 – 11:00 am.

The September 10 chapel service is available on YouTube at

The bulletin link is http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/2020-09-10_Chapel_bulletin.pdf

More information

Internship and Career Fair – Register Now

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors are invited to attend the virtual Minnesota Private Colleges Fall Internship & Career Fair on Friday, September 25th. Cost is FREE!

Why Should You Attend?

By attending the Job Fair, you will have the opportunity to network with 30+ Minnesota, regional, and national companies. Many are hiring NOW for summer 2021 internships and full-time careers spring 2021.

Employers will be hiring in all areas of business, including; consulting, banking, finance, actuarial science, stats/data science, technology, business analysis, management and leadership training/development, and project management.

Fall Internship & Career Fair

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