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Plan Ahead for study Abroad in Summer

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 January 22, 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—
Writing la Dolce Vita: Food, Art, and Culture in Italy – Summer

HIS 170 — Food: A Global History (Humanities LAF) or HIS 440 — Upper Division Topics Course

and/or

ENL 221 — Writing about Art and Popular Culture or ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction

–MEXICO– (Apply by March 1)

Augsburg CGEE: Language and Culture

Augsburg CGEE: Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership

—SOUTH AFRICA—

Music Therapy in South Africa – 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

Forum Podcast Ep. 52: Harnessing the Power of Resistance Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Christopher Sansone (Verticle Leadership), Maria Velasco, MA (Beyond Inclusion Group) answer questions from listeners that attended our webinar Harnessing the Power of Resistance: Transformative Leadership Strategies.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p52

General Announcements

Campus Cupboard Seeking Donations

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Hello Augsburg Community! Campus Cupboard (our student food shelf) is seeking donations. Email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu or jacobsn@augsburg.edu to coordinate a drop-off time. Thanks so much for your support!

We would love any of the following:
-Paper grocery bags
-Reusable grocery bags
-Granola bars
-other healthy snacks
-Pasta sauce
-Mac & cheese
-Canned soup (Preferred: more complex soups, i.e., not ‘cream of’ or tomato )
– Rice
-Canned beans
-Toothbrush
-Toothpaste
-Shampoo/ Conditioner
-Band-Aids
-Laundry Detergent (Preferred brands: Seventh Generation, Meyers, Method, Biokleen)
-Dish Soap (Preferred brands: Seventh Generation, Ecover, Method, Dr Bronner’s)

Online guest book for memories/condolences for Michelle Nuwash

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Michelle Nuwash, a long-time member of the Augsburg Dining Services team, passed away suddenly on December 16. President Pribbenow sent an email that day to all staff, faculty, and students, but we did not at the time have the family’s permission to release Michelle’s name.

The link below is to a short obituary published December 30 in the Star Tribune. It notes that a memorial service will be held at a later date and provides space for those who knew Michelle to share memories or condolences with her family.

Obituary for Michelle Nuwash

Let’s talk Community Engagement

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

I am back from being furloughed and would welcome the opportunity to talk with folks who are interested in making community connections especially related to neighborhood food and local purchasing issues. Projects can be designed for courses or individuals to be carried out either virtually or in-person.
I can be reached in the Sabo Center at: truem@augsburg.edu

Graduating this Spring? Apply for a Paid Internship in China

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Auggies who are graduating this spring 2021 (as well as recent graduates) are invited to apply to serve as interns at Augsburg University’s exchange partner, United International College in Zhuhai, China (near Hong Kong and Macao).

Internship placements are from August 2021-June 2022. Airfare, Housing and a generous monthly stipend are provided. Apply by February 1st.

Click here to watch the info session given by local staff earlier this year about this opportunity! https://youtu.be/mfUAnRkYc0w

Questions? Contact Andrea Dvorak at dvorak@augsburg.edu

Job Description | Application | More Information

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Music Faculty on MPR, 11 a.m. on Wednesday

submitted by knutsonc@augsburg.edu

Tune into MPR News with host Angela Davis on Wednesday, January 6 from 11 am – noon to hear Dr. Annie Heiderscheit, Director of Music Therapy at Augsburg University & Jill Riley, host of the Current’s Morning Show talk about the impact of songs in our lives and how they impact our mood and help us cope and answer questions from listeners.

MPR News

Removing the Red and Blue Divide: What It Means for Corporate America and Belonging

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: February 3, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $30 Suggested Contribution
Level: Intermediate
Track: Leadership Development

Presenters: Hayward Bell, Raytheon Company RETIRED  |  Kimberly B. Davis, National Hockey League  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Lee Tschanz, Rockwell Automation  |  Amy Wilczynski, Borough of Allendale, NJ

The announcement that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the electoral and popular vote for the next US President is, for many, a highly-awaited and anticipated moment. For others, it’s an acute loss.
Our most important work, right now, is to put in motion the practices and programs to create cohesion, build community and help leaders reach across difference.
That said, it’s become dangerous to talk about politics at work even though the political divide now more than ever inhibits positive connection, at work, at home, and in our communities. This divide threatens progress towards more diverse and equitable workplaces.
Now, amidst this divisiveness, is the opportunity for workplaces to double down and equip their leaders on how to bridge the divide. There is no time to waste.

Learning Outcomes
Be clear on why diversity, equity, and inclusion work matters, especially right now
Push your inclusive leadership skills for today’s unique needs
Explore how to narrow divides and speak to divergent groups

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/removing-the-red-blue-divide/

Neighbors Together in a Divided Nation: An Inter-religious Conversation

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar

Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.

Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis

Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A..

Our presenters:

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.

Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.

Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Register in advance for this webinar:

Forum Webinar, Seizing the Moment to Create a New, More Inclusive Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: January 21, 2021 11:00 am CST
Presenters: Maureen Berkner Boyt, M.Ed, The Moxie Exchange  |  Stephanie Douglass, MA, Vungle  |  Becca Gelenberg, MBA, Upstart

How do we create a more inclusive normal? The convergence of the global pandemic and racial justice movement has shifted the way we work in ways we are just beginning to understand. In the midst of the unknown, what we do know is there is an unprecedented opportunity to focus on people; who is on our teams and how we can evolve company systems and cultures to be more innovative, productive, inclusive and equitable.
Two innovative leaders, Stephanie Douglass, VP of People, Vungle and Becca Gelenberg, Head of People Operations, Upstart have doubled down on their respective companies commitments to DE&I during this environment of change. In this webinar we’ll share how they engaged executive leadership to their newest hires, partnered with The Moxie Exchange to digitize their learning and tools, and as a result have been able to make significant progress in a short period of time.

Learning Outcomes
How to leverage this moment to engage your executive team in committing to a meaningful DEI strategy
How to capitalize on employee’s ‘what can I do?’ enthusiasm to drive real change behavior change
Hear how to take a multimodal approach to delivering DEI tools, knowledge and resources

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/seizing-the-moment-to-create-a-new-more-inclusive-normal/

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