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Open Enrollment is November 2-13. All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be virtual this year. Mark your calendars to attend one of the live presentations:
Additional information and Zoom links will be provided soon.
Monday 11/2 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 11/6 2:-00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11/10 10:00 am to 11:00 am
A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available next week.
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Are you thinking of graduate school at Augsburg? Do you know what kinds of graduate level programs we offer? Would you like to know more about what our graduate programs require? If you have answered any of these questions, come and swing by our table in the Christensen Center on Wednesday November 11th from 10:00-12:00 PM to meet our Graduate Admissions team. We can provide you with information on next steps!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Augsburg Graduate Studies
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Don’t forget – if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, you will be able to get one on campus on Thursday 10/29/2020 from 11:00 1:00 pm in the Foss Chapel Atrium. The Center for Wellness and Counseling will host the MN Visiting Nurse Association (now Hennepin Health Care). Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $39 cash or check. Please bring your insurance card, wear short sleeves and your face covering. Uninsured students may qualify for FREE flu shots. Questions, please call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Help keep the Augsburg community safe and get your flu shot!!
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Thursday: Race, Politics, and the Workplace
When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter | Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global | Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting | Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC | Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)
We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.
How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?
Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents
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What We’ve Learned in Residence and Student Life
Wednesday, October 28
Join Sarah Griesse, dean of students; Mike Grewe, assistant dean of students and director of campus life; and Hli Vang, assistant dean of students and director of Pan-Asian student services; for a discussion about what we’ve learned this semester about residence life and student life during a pandemic.
To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link, visit the All Hands page (log in required)
All Hands Page
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Now is the time to start thinking about your first steps in the workforce! Register through HandShake to attend the Virtual Government & Non-Profit Fair! The Strommen Center is proud to partner with Premier Virtual to host the 2020 career fair on Friday, October 30.
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Location Update- The event has moved to the Chapel!
Come to our tabling in Christensen on Thursday 12-2 p.m. for your ticket voucher!
LGBTQIA+ Student Services, ASAC, & QPA will be hosting an indoor movie in the Chapel – Rocky Horror Picture Show.
If you havent seen this classic – you wont want to miss this. As always, space is limited, so come early. The first 50 in attendance get a free LGBTQIA+ Student Services embroidered pompom winter hat. Face coverings will be required, and we ask individuals to come with their Campus Clear app completed.
Refreshments will be served. We will be showing a version with the lyrics on screen – so sign along & costumes are encouraged.
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Join us for Zoom worship at 8 pm tonight, entitled, “Kindling Community.” A virtual time of song, prayer, check-in, and holy conversation as we kindle community and faith together as the body of Christ. The image of a kindled flame is stepped in the book of Acts as the Holy Spirit appeared above the apostles like “divided tongues, as of fire” (2:3). Join us — wherever you are on your faith journey — in our kindling of community aflame for God’s justice, peace, and love in the world.
Join by Zoom:
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We will hold an All Saints service in chapel on November 6 at 10:40 am as part of our service of 8 minutes and 46 seconds of prayer and silence remembering George Floyd and others and our call for racial justice. At this service we will hold time for prayer and silence, but we’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. Please submit names you would like included in the All Saint’s service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at email@example.com. Note that this is a change in schedule, on November 5, we will have a service for the Healing of the Nation.