Want to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad with Fulbright?

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright US Student Program Website

Now Hiring: Human Resources Student Assistant

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

If you’re looking for a dynamic on-campus position, check out this exciting opportunity for Spring and Summer 2021! We are now hiring a Human Resources Student Assistant. Click below to view the job description and apply now, or check it out on Handshake.

Contact studentemployment@augsburg.edu with questions.

Human Resources Student Assistant

#StopAsianHate Virtual Candlelight Vigil

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:
-Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- RSVP on the Auggie Life page: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026755
-Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq
-For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page –https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191
-Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–www.apahenational.org

Coalition of Asian American Leaders: Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) is hosting Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate.

Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate in being hosted by the AsianMinnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) as a public community event to hear from
leaders and community members about what has been occurring in Minnesota and
nationwide, and how to work together to take action against violence and hate.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00PM – 6:30PM CST
Register at caalmn.org

Speakers include: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, MDHR Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, CAAL
Network & Executive Director Bo Thao-Urabe, and others.

https://secure.everyaction.com/j3jHz8Wxb0aKRnHQfokpUA2?emci=c859d71a-f081-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=4f71d141-f381-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=9611101

Podcast of Liturgy of the Hours

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry.

The Liturgy of the Hours by Luther Seminary Chapel and Augsburg University Campus Ministry for Holy Week. Using liturgy and hymns adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, scripture from the New Revised Standard Version, a blessing from Julian of Norwich, and original compositions, Andy and Pastor Elise Pokel offer this week’s night prayer: Holy Week through Mary’s eyes, heart, voice, and body. There is grief here; grief and joy. The lullaby of Mary for her son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Liturgy of the Hours

Kei Heltemes Receives Prestigious NSF-GRFP

submitted by stottrup@augsburg.edu

Senior chemistry and physics major Kei Heltemes was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), which provides a $34,000 stipend per year for three years for graduate study. Kei was among 2,074 students named an NSF GRFP out of over 13,000 applicants. For the past two years Kei has worked with Dr. Jeff Walter, conducting research in materials science of magnetic materials, and prior to that worked with Dr. Amanda Case. While at Augsburg, Kei has been named a Rossing Scholar by the ELCA as well as an NSF S-STEM Scholar. In addition to public funding, Kei’s work has been funded by Terry Lindstrom as well as the M.A. Cargill Foundation. He is a co-author on a 2020 Science Advances paper entitled ” Voltage-induced ferromagnetism in a diamagnet.” This work drew national media attention from outlets such as Popular Mechanics. He has presented research findings at numerous regional and national conferences. Kei will be pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota starting in the fall.

Popular Mechanics write-up

The Echo is Hiring Editors for 2021-22

submitted by sosaz@augsburg.edu

We are hiring for the fall semester! If you are looking for a welcoming and supporting environment to be in while gaining experience in writing, editing, amplifying student voices, and keeping our community informed – this is the place for you!

Available positions are:
Opinions Editor
Arts & Culture Editor
News Editor
Managing Editor

Interested individuals should send in a resume and a cover letter (or two page writing sample.) Please include previous student leadership experience, what you can add to our team, and why you’re interested in the Echo. Reach out to us for detailed job descriptions or check out our most recent Instagram post: @augsburg_echo

Send applications to echo@augsburg.edu as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest!

Augsburg Echo website

Art and Activism Panel with Great Artists

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for our 3rd installment of Social Change Virtual Dialogue Series on Thursday, April 1st from 4:30pm-5:45pm. We will be joined by 3 artists and activists (Art and Design Professor Leon Wang, Theatre Professor Beliza Torres-Narvaez and musician Taylor Seaberg) will talk about the intersection where art and activism meet. We will discuss how art influences social change as well as hear about the work the artists and activists are doing in their communities, and students will have the change to engage with our guests on the topic. Guest panelists:
Check out the speakers’ bios here! (https://docs.google.com/document/d/12K6oEAaH3dNRC0SI5f7bl139qqNqQsSOaJS5wwD-3eU/edit)
This event will be via Zoom.
Register here:
https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026758

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026758

Registrar’s Office Zoom and In-Person Services

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

The Registrar’s office staff are now available to meet in-person at the enrollment center window. You can stop by Monday thru Friday between 10am – 2pm for assistance with registration, transfer, petition and graduation questions. Please make sure you wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing.

Additionally, the Registrar’s office will offer zoom drop-in hours during the registration period. Please refer to the calendar for dates and details.

Registration Period Zoom Drop-In Hours

Auggies wins a Goldwater Scholarship

submitted by shafer@augsburg.edu

Maxwell Bannister, who will graduate spring 2022 with degrees in biology and chemistry, won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship award. Out of 1256 nominees, 410 Goldwater Scholars were selected. Each school can only recommend 4 nominations, making the pool of candidates formidable.

After his first year at Augsburg Maxwell did summer research with Augsburg’s plant biologist, Dr. Leon van Eck. This past summer and currently Maxwell is doing research in the Department of Pharmacology at the U of M’s Medical School and will return to the same lab this upcoming summer.

In addition to being involved with research, Maxwell was an AugSEM leader and an Orientation leader. Post-Augsburg Maxwell will be attending a MD/PhD program.

Congratulations, Maxwell, on such an impressive accomplishment.

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague Before April 10

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

This year, the Staff Senate will host a virtual Staff Appreciation Event on May 10. We are celebrating Augsburg staff in several ways:

– We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/Lg8T2b6B5WLeiDZz8

– Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted through April 9th. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

– We are also inviting Augsburg staff to tell us: what are you proud of this year? Did you pick up a new hobby, accomplish a difficult task, or just make it through a challenging year? Share your story with the Augsburg community by filming a short (less than 1 minute) video that will be featured during the Staff Appreciation Event. Videos can be submitted through this link: https://forms.gle/Ha5vZM36kx1dNQp37

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2021) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the virtual event on May 10.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Here are the recent approvals from the Academic Affairs Committee:

*COM 281 was approved to become an upper-division course. It will not be COM 301.
*RLN 397: Part of a track where students will complete their B.A. and M.Div. in five years. They will enroll in a 3 credit course for a 15 week paid internship.
*ENL 223: Makes this course an LAF that satisfies a Humanities requirement in the core curriculum.
*URGO Policy Proposal: Reduces the number of hours required for the AE (through the URGO program) from 100 to 80.
*PSY 100: A new non-major GenEd LAF topics course that can be paired with AugSem sections.
*ART 220: Have observed a Screen Printing course as a special topic, and it is now a permanent course.
*Registrar/Advising Policy Proposal: Allows students to retake topics classes with different titles to replace a previously taken course.
*ACA 100: This class supports a population of our first-year class transition to Augsburg.
*PHI 295: Adds a course description to the catalog and ask for approval as a Humanities LAF course.

The committee is also working on a policy around requirements for a Minor. In addition, they heard updates from the TEL subcommittee, who is working on a proposal to become a standing committee. TEL also recommended a suspension in necessary review of Hybrid/Asynchronous delivery throughout the summer/fall.

Information about AAC can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/. You will find meeting minutes, proposal information, and spreadsheet that tracks all of the AAC approvals. This tracking spreadsheet is also linked below.

AAC Tracking Spreadsheet

Nominations for Staff Senate and University Council Representatives

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Staff Senate has two important elections this spring. We are currently taking nominations for Staff Senate Representatives and University Council Staff Representatives.

Staff Senate Representatives: Augsburg University’s Staff Senate is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term as well as two additional at-large members, appointed by Staff Senate. All members have the option to serve a third year. We are currently filling four positions. For more information on Staff Senate visit our about page. https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/about/

University Council Staff Representatives: There is one opening on the University Council for an elected staff representative. For an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab. http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/university-council/

Staff may nominate other eligible staff or self-nominate for either Staff Senate or University Council using this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjuUUQMPgMH-QvUSfexHabRUoW6g-r4ls_Xxx2E7P2QW1YpQ/viewform

Nomination deadline for both Staff Senate and University Council is April 9, 2021. Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Janice Dames, Campus Ministry
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies
Nancy Huynh, Academic Advising*
Ilse Rolf, Institutional Advancement
Stewart Van Cleve, Lindell Library
Jackie Voigt, Athletics
Uriah Ward, Student Financial Services
Tessa Wegenke, Finance & Administration*

*2020-21 co-chairs

HR and Payroll Offices Closed Friday, April 2: Due Date for Forms is Thursday at Noon

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

HR & Payroll Offices will be CLOSED Friday 4/2 for the Good Friday Holiday.

HR or Payroll Forms:
Due date for HR or payroll forms will be one day early. Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon THURSDAY, April 1 to be processed on the April 9 pay date. This includes routine forms for HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email payroll@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets:
Please submit your timesheets at the end of the week so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday noon deadline.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission. Please contact hr@augsburg.edu for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Deadline Extension: Global Movements for Racial Justice

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

The deadline has been extended for the summer Minneapolis-based course, “Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice.” Apply by Friday, April 2nd to enroll in this course that will satisfy your Augsburg Experience requirement.

In this two-week course, students will critically analyze the global racial unrest movements of the Southern Africa Anti-Apartheid system, and the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This experience will introduce students to the understanding of how these movements became historical events and impacted policy and the visibilities on racial inequities that impact the Pan-Afrikan diaspora and all BIPOC communities. Hear from activists and experts in Minnesota, as well as those from South Africa and Namibia.

We will be in person in Minneapolis, and will visit sites of historic and cultural importance in Minnesota, such as the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, the Duluth Lynching Site to visit the Clayton-Jackson-McGhie Memorial, and George Floyd Memorial Square.

Dates are May 17 to May 28.

More information and apply

Office Hours April 6 and April 7: Degree Audit System

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

All faculty are invited to join the upcoming deans’ office hours (Tuesday, April 6 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm and Wednesday, April 7 from 10 am – 11 am). These two sessions will include a very brief demonstration of the new degree audit tool, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

The encoders have developed a series of short training videos and posted them on Augsburg’s Community Moodle site. There are 15 videos with a total viewing time of about 2.5 hours. If possible, we encourage you to review these videos before the office hours next week.

We will also be conducting one Q & A session during 3 Days in May to answer any further questions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hope Blatchley manocchi@augsburg.edu or Christine Berkenpas berkenpa@augsburg.edu.

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Zoom Information for Office Hours (must have Augsburg login to view)

CTL Hosting NAMI “Wellness in Color” Discussion

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

It’s hard to ignore our emotional, psychological, and social well-being today when it’s being inundated with MAJOR stressors that affect how we think, feel, and act. Please join CTL fellows and other faculty/staff for a discussion of mental health, especially related to communities of color. We will be facilitating a discussion on NAMI Minnesota’s Wellness in Color podcasts. Please listen to three of these podcasts (available at https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/podcast-episodes/) and come discuss what you’ve learned on a Zoom meeting with other faculty and staff members. We will be meeting on Monday, April 12 from 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm to listen to so that we will have things in common that we can discuss. Please listen to the following podcasts: “Blurring Tradition,” “Flipping the Status Quo,” and “Between Two Worlds.”

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. Use the linked RSVP form to let us know you would like to join.

Wellness in Color Podcast Discussion | Monday, April 12 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | ZOOM

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion

Register for “Abolition Praxis as a Moral Compass: A ‘Radical Imaginary’ in Higher Education”

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Wednesday
April 7th, 4-6pm

This event is co-sponsored by the Augsburg Day Student Government (ADSG) and the Batalden Applied Ethics Program

This co-sponsored panel event will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) and Augsburg undergraduate student panelists, Reuben Kitto Stately (’22) and Terrence Shambley, Jr. (‘21). Critical race theorist and abolition scholar Professor Stovall invites us into “a radical imaginary” that “challenges us to think about the world as it is while committing to a process that systemically changes it” (2018, p. 53). Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in traditionally White institutions (TWIs) must navigate a covert White supremacist infrastructure (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 2005) and a White milieu in higher education (for example, “White talk moves,” see Finders & Kwame-Ross, 2020). This proposed panel seeks to move us toward abolition democracy (DuBois, 1998; Davis, 2005) using Ella Baker’s participatory democracy model.

For us to embrace abolition democracy as a TWI, we must all be held accountable. Indeed, abolitionist Bettina Love (2019) has argued for accountability: “Abolitionist teaching asks us to question the piece of the oppressor that lives in us all” (p. 122).“ Thus, there is a moral imperative to use abolition praxis – defined as a “practice theory of change” (Roberts, 2019) – to guide our collective “radical imaginary.”

Pre-registration is required: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

The Augsburg Day Student Government/Batalden planning committee includes (in alphabetical order by last name): Zoe Barany, Berlynn Bitengo, Thin Thin Kaing, Bibiana Koh and, Knaunong “Birdy” Xiong).

Funding for this public event is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

Mental Health Matters – New Student Organization

submitted by chikkalj@augsburg.edu

Mental Health Matters is an open, safe, and friendly community regarding mental health, and the group will work to end mental health stigmas by educating students on mental illness, coping, and managing stress. We will host guest speakers and provide resources to end stigma. This organization does not provide counseling and is not a support group. Our first event will be on April 5th at 6 p.m. and there will be more details in the next week. We will meet every other week Monday nights at 6 p.m. Feel free to contact Jasmine Chikkala at chikkalj@augsburg.edu

A New “Enrollment Development” Purpose for the Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Enrollment Team.

submitted by gouldr2@augsburg.edu

I am very happy to inform you of several new appointments that represent our initial success in building a contemporary Enrollment Development team for Graduate and Degree Completion programs. Please see details in the announcement linked below.

Announcement

Conversations on Healing and Justice: Confronting Racial Violence in the US

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage

#StopAsianHate Virtual Candlelight Vigil

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:
-Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- RSVP on the Auggie Life page: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026755
-Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq
-For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page –https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191
-Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–www.apahenational.org

HR and Payroll Offices Closed Friday, April 2: Due date for forms is Thursday at Noon

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

HR & Payroll Offices will be CLOSED Friday 4/2 for the Good Friday Holiday.

HR or Payroll Forms:
Due date for HR or payroll forms will be one day early. Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon THURSDAY, April 1 to be processed on the April 9 pay date. This includes routine forms for HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email payroll@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets:
Please submit your timesheets at the end of the week so your supervisor has time to approve it by the Monday noon deadline.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission. Please contact hr@augsburg.edu for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Want to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad with Fulbright?

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright US Student Program Website

Art and Activism Panel Thursday

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for our 3rd installment of Social Change Virtual Dialogue Series on Thursday, April 1st from 4:30pm-5:45pm. We will be joined by 3 artists and activists (Art and Design Professor Leon Wang, Theatre Professor Beliza Torres-Narvaez and musician Taylor Seaberg) will talk about the intersection where art and activism meet. We will discuss how art influences social change as well as hear about the work the artists and activists are doing in their communities, and students will have the change to engage with our guests on the topic. Guest panelists will be announced soon.
This event will be via Zoom. Register in Auggie Life

Campus Life Student Administrative Assistant Position Applications Now Available

submitted by thaohh4@augsburg.edu

Attention returning 2021-2022 Augsburg students–Job application for Campus Life’s Student Administrative Assistants positions are now available. There are two positions available, and all application materials are due April 5th.

Click on the link below for more information about the job description and access to the application page. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Life staff at campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Link: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E4C4D67B9035A229874929926EA9EF75;jsessionid=9F946E6202E56C4D49810C0D24BCE6B3;jsessionid=DED8BC0888DB1698BC0F34042A472C1D?JOBID=129300

2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony

submitted by thaohh4@augsburg.edu

The 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony is coming up soon! The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. The award recipients will be announced at the Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Inductees of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society and graduates of the Inclusion Scholars program will also be honored.

The Zoom Link is TBD, but please RSVP on Auggie Life to join the celebration of our student leaders and student organizations.

Link to Auggie Life: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/

Registrar’s Office Zoom and In-Person Services

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

The Registrar’s office staff are now available to meet in-person at the enrollment center window. You can stop by Monday thru Friday between 10am – 2pm for assistance with registration, transfer, petition and graduation questions. Please make sure you wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing.

Additionally, the Registrar’s office will offer zoom drop-in hours during the registration period. Please refer to the calendar for dates and details.

Registration Period Zoom Drop-In Hours

COVID-19 Testing Event AirPod & Gift Card Winners

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

Thank you to all the students and volunteers that participated in the 3.9, 3.22, 3.25 COVID-19 testing event on campus. All student and volunteer participants were entered into a drawing for AirPods and gift cards. Congratulations to our winners:

Students:
Angel V.
Abigail B.
Xera B.
Anna C.
Jennifer M.
Christian N.
Aaron P.
Giomara P.
Kennedy S.
Lauren S.
Tracy T.

Volunteers:
Deanna D.
Elaine E.
Mike S.

All winners have been contacted with how to secure their prize.

Nominations for Staff Senate and University Council Representatives

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Staff Senate has two important elections this spring. We are currently taking nominations for Staff Senate Representatives and University Council Staff Representatives.

Staff Senate Representatives: Augsburg University’s Staff Senate is composed of six members who are nominated and elected by their peers for a two-year term as well as two additional at-large members, appointed by Staff Senate. All members have the option to serve a third year. We are currently filling four positions. For more information on Staff Senate visit our about page. https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/about/

University Council Staff Representatives: There is one opening on the University Council for an elected staff representative. For an overview of the full process, go to our University Council tab. http://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/university-council/

Staff may nominate other eligible staff or self-nominate for either Staff Senate or University Council using this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjuUUQMPgMH-QvUSfexHabRUoW6g-r4ls_Xxx2E7P2QW1YpQ/viewform

Nomination deadline for both Staff Senate and University Council is April 9, 2021. Please email staffsenate@augsburg.edu with questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Augsburg University Staff Senate

Janice Dames, Campus Ministry
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies
Nancy Huynh, Academic Advising*
Ilse Rolf, Institutional Advancement
Stewart Van Cleve, Lindell Library
Jackie Voigt, Athletics
Uriah Ward, Student Financial Services
Tessa Wegenke, Finance & Administration*

*2020-21 co-chairs

Come into full bloom with TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Conversations on Healing and Justice: Confronting Racial Violence in the US

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage

No Cost COVID-19 Testing Available

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

If you traveled from your home or residence hall during spring break, you are urged to get a COVID-19 test because cases rose last week.

The state of Minnesota offers fast and accurate at-home saliva testing, at no cost, to any person who feels they need a test. You can find more information on COVID-19 testing, including testing sites in Minnesota, on the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Testing webpage.

Webpage links are available under the heading, “At-Home Testing and Other COVID-19 Testing Options,” at https://inside.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/health-organizations/ .

Information About No Cost COVID Testing

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague Before April 10

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

This year, the Staff Senate will host a virtual Staff Appreciation Event on May 10. We are celebrating Augsburg staff in several ways:

– We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/Lg8T2b6B5WLeiDZz8

– Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted through April 9th. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

– We are also inviting Augsburg staff to tell us: what are you proud of this year? Did you pick up a new hobby, accomplish a difficult task, or just make it through a challenging year? Share your story with the Augsburg community by filming a short (less than 1 minute) video that will be featured during the Staff Appreciation Event. Videos can be submitted through this link: https://forms.gle/Ha5vZM36kx1dNQp37

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2021) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the virtual event on May 10.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

Office Hours April 6 and April 7: Degree Audit System

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

All faculty are invited to join the upcoming deans’ office hours (Tuesday, April 6 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm and Wednesday, April 7 from 10 am – 11 am). These two sessions will include a very brief demonstration of the new degree audit tool, followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

The encoders have developed a series of short training videos and posted them on Augsburg’s Community Moodle site. There are 15 videos with a total viewing time of about 2.5 hours. If possible, we encourage you to review these videos before the office hours next week.

We will also be conducting one Q & A session during 3 Days in May to answer any further questions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hope Blatchley manocchi@augsburg.edu or Christine Berkenpas berkenpa@augsburg.edu.

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Zoom Information for Office Hours (must have Augsburg login to view)

RSVP Now for CTL “Wellness in Color” Discussion

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

It’s hard to ignore our emotional, psychological, and social well-being today when it’s being inundated with MAJOR stressors that affect how we think, feel, and act. Please join CTL fellows and other faculty/staff for a discussion of mental health, especially related to communities of color. We will be facilitating a discussion on NAMI Minnesota’s Wellness in Color podcasts. Please listen to three of these podcasts (available at https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/podcast-episodes/) and come discuss what you’ve learned on a Zoom meeting with other faculty and staff members. We will be meeting on Monday, April 12 from 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm to listen to so that we will have things in common that we can discuss. Please listen to the following podcasts: “Blurring Tradition,” “Flipping the Status Quo,” and “Between Two Worlds.”

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. Use the linked RSVP form to let us know you would like to join.

Wellness in Color Podcast Discussion | Monday, April 12 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | ZOOM

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion

Forum Podcast ep 59, Radically Rethinking Inclusion: A Bold New Approach to Succeeding Together

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Rebekah Steele(Rebekah Steele | Diversity Breakthroughs) and Alison Maitland (author, speaker, coach) discuss the “INdivisible approach” as a way to radically rethink “feel good” inclusion initiatives.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p59/

Forum Event – Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 6, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core  |  Jenan Mohajir, Interfaith Youth Core

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/religion-in-the-workplace-interfaith-skills-to-engage-difference/

Religious diversity is an incredibly important part of American public life. Controversies regarding religion and business are regularly in both the press and the courts and more Americans say that they encounter religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of their life (PRRI, 2019). However, religion is often left out of the corporate diversity conversation. Diverse identities and perspectives on a team can lead to greater outcomes or can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. It is only when diverse identities are engaged, and team members have opportunities to intentionally learn about one another, that the potential strength of workplace diversity is unlocked. Developing a company culture that proactively engages religious diversity can open doors to greater employee productivity, enhanced client satisfaction, and even new business prospects. Join IFYC to explore why engaging religion matters in the workplace, workshop challenging scenarios, and identify your interfaith skillset.

Learning Outcomes
Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
Understand and apply interfaith frameworks to common tensions in the workplace related to religious identity and diversity
Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/religion-in-the-workplace-interfaith-skills-to-engage-difference/

Last week for Girl Scout Cookies

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

My daughter Eleanor (7) is selling Girl Scout cookies online for contactless goodness. You can place an order online and have the cookies sent to you. If you purchase 6 boxes the shipping is just $6.

She asked that I share this message with you:
“Hey everyone. Eleanor here. It’s the last week to buy cookies. So, if you want some you better get buying. Bye-eee!”

Goal Update: Eleanor has sold 186/230
Sales end April 2nd

Buy Girl Scout Cookies ONLINE

Last week for Girl Scout Cookies

submitted by hansonjl@augsburg.edu

My daughter Eleanor (7) is selling Girl Scout cookies online for contactless goodness. You can place an order online and have the cookies sent to you. If you purchase 6 boxes the shipping is just $6.

She asked that I share this message with you:
“Hey everyone. Eleanor here. It’s the last week to buy cookies. So, if you want some you better get buying. Bye-eee!”

Goal Update: Eleanor has sold 186/230
Sales end April 2nd

Buy Girl Scout Cookies ONLINE

#StopAsianHate Virtual Candlelight Vigil

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:
-Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- RSVP on the Auggie Life page: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026755
-Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq
-For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page –https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191
-Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–www.apahenational.org

New Augsburg Experience: Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Deadline Extended: April 1st

A new program is being offered this summer by the Pan-Afrikan Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) called Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice.

The program will be offered May 17 – May 28. Students will be able to receive 2 credits and fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement OR they can take it only to fulfill the Augsburg Experience. The cost of the program is being supported by scholarships from CGEE, the Pan-Afrikan Center, and Augsburg University; therefore, we are able to offer it at a reduced price.

Program participants will critically analyze the global racial unrest movements of the Southern Africa Anti-Apartheid system, and the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Albertina Shifotoka, Program Director of CGEE Namibia, and Azania Tripp, Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center, will facilitate a 2-week program experience that will introduce students to the understanding of how these movements became historical events and impacted policy and the visibilities on racial inequities that impact the Pan-Afrikan diaspora and all BIPOC communities. The program will be offered from May 17 – May 28, 2021 and the deadline for applying is Thurs, March 25.

Here is the website to learn more information:
https://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=55727

If you have any questions email Azania Tripp the Pan-Afrikan Director
Tripp@augsburg.edu

Register for “Abolition Praxis as a Moral Compass: A ‘Radical Imaginary’ in Higher Education”

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Wednesday
April 7, 4-6pm

This event is co-sponsored by the Batalden Applied Ethics Program and Augsburg Student Day Government (ASDG).

This co-sponsored panel event will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) and student panelists. Critical race theorist and abolition scholar Professor Stovall invites us into “a radical imaginary” that “challenges us to think about the world as it is while committing to a process that systemically changes it” (2018, p. 53). Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in traditionally White institutions (TWIs) must navigate a covert White supremacist infrastructure (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 2005) and a White milieu in higher education (for example, “White talk moves,” see Finders & Kwame-Ross, 2020). This proposed panel seeks to move us toward abolition democracy (DuBois, 1998; Davis, 2005) using Ella Baker’s participatory democracy model.

For us to embrace abolition democracy as a TWI, we must all be held accountable. Indeed, abolitionist Bettina Love (2019) has argued for accountability: “Abolitionist teaching asks us to question the piece of the oppressor that lives in us all” (p. 122).“ Thus, there is a moral imperative to use abolition praxis – defined as a “practice theory of change” (Roberts, 2019) – to guide our collective “radical imaginary.”

Pre-registration is required: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

The Batalden/ Augsburg Student Day Government planning committee includes (in alphabetical order by last name): Zoe Barany, Berlynn Bitengo, Thin Thin Kaing, Bibiana Koh and, Knaunong “Birdy” Xiong).

Funding for this public event is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

Campus Life Student Administrative Assistant Position Applications Now Available

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

Attention returning 2021-2022 Augsburg students–Job application for Campus Life’s Student Administrative Assistants positions are now available. There are two positions available, and all application materials are due April 5th.

Click on the link below for more information about the job description and access to the application page. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Life staff at campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Link: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E4C4D67B9035A229874929926EA9EF75;jsessionid=9F946E6202E56C4D49810C0D24BCE6B3;jsessionid=DED8BC0888DB1698BC0F34042A472C1D?JOBID=129300

2020-2021 Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

The 22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards Ceremony is coming up soon! The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. The award recipients will be announced at the Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Inductees of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society and graduates of the Inclusion Scholars program will also be honored.

The Zoom Link is TBD, but please RSVP on Auggie Life to join the celebration of our student leaders and student organizations.

Link to Auggie Life: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/

Last Day to Nominate, Staff, Faculty, Org Advisor Awards

submitted by floresm9@augsburg.edu

Student Organization Advisor of the Year – presented at the Student Leadership Awards

Staff of the Year – presented at the Staff Luncheon

Faculty of the Year – presented at the Faculty Luncheon

Nominate and VOTE for your favorite advisor, staff, and faculty award!!!!!! 2020-2021 Augsburg VOTE

Department of Public Safety Campus Plan for State vs. Derek Chauvin Trial

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has planned for four levels of activity based on the experiences last year after George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis. Plans include physical distancing and mask guidelines.

To communicate with you in advance of these four levels, we will need your updated information. To sign up for campus emergency notifications visit the Public Safety Website https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/emergency-preparedness/ and click on Emergency Notifications. Also please keep your contact information current with Augsburg by going to Records and Registration and clicking on View/Update Contact Information in the upper-right.

Copy of Public Safety Plan

Conversations on Healing and Justice: Confronting Racial Violence in the US

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage

Get Tested for COVID-19 After Spring Break Travel

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

If you traveled from your home or residence hall during spring break, you are urged to get a COVID-19 test because cases are rising quickly.

The state of Minnesota offers fast and accurate at-home saliva testing, at no cost, to any person who feels they need a test. You can find more information on COVID-19 testing, including testing sites in Minnesota, on the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Testing webpage.

Webpage links are available under the heading, “At-Home Testing and Other COVID-19 Testing Options,” at https://inside.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/health-organizations/ .

Information About No-Cost COVID Testing

Registrar’s Office Zoom and In-Person Services

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

The Registrar’s office staff are now available to meet in-person at the enrollment center window. You can stop by Monday thru Friday between 10am – 2pm for assistance with registration, transfer, petition and graduation questions. Please make sure you wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing.

Additionally, the Registrar’s office will offer zoom drop-in hours during the registration period. Please refer to the calendar for dates and details.

Registration Period Zoom Drop-In Hours

Fall and Summer Admissions Student Workers Needed

submitted by heinj@augsburg.edu

Interested in helping recruit the next class of Auggies?! Admissions is hiring Fall and Summer student workers. Summer work starts in May and Fall work starts in September.

We are hiring for Auggie Ambassadors and Tour Guides. Ambassadors have more office hours and help manage the front desk along with tours and events. Tour Guides focus on leading tours! The Ambassador position will give you more hours and the tour guide position is great for the busy student that still wants to represent Augsburg from time to time.

Both positions are posted on Handshake.

Apply today!!

https://augsburg.joinhandshake.com/login

Mark Lester Article: Engaging with Marginalized International Voices in the “New Normal”

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

CGEE’s Central America Director, Mark Lester, has published an article in the Institute for International Education-IIE Networker. Click on the link below to read it!

Engaging with Marginalized International Voices in the “New Normal”

Come Into Full Bloom with TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Staff Appreciation: Nominate a Colleague Before April 10

submitted by vanclev1@augsburg.edu

This year, the Staff Senate will host a virtual Staff Appreciation Event on May 10. We are celebrating Augsburg staff in several ways:

– We are now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg. Here is a link to the nomination form: https://forms.gle/Lg8T2b6B5WLeiDZz8

– Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted through April 9th. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or students.

– We are also inviting Augsburg staff to tell us: what are you proud of this year? Did you pick up a new hobby, accomplish a difficult task, or just make it through a challenging year? Share your story with the Augsburg community by filming a short (less than 1 minute) video that will be featured during the Staff Appreciation Event. Videos can be submitted through this link: https://forms.gle/Ha5vZM36kx1dNQp37

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year. Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in a short amount of time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for two years or less (as of March 1, 2021) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award during the virtual event on May 10.

Visit the Staff Senate web page for additional information: https://inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/staff-appreciation/

TODAY Auggie Connect: Disability in the Workplace

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Ever wonder if/when you should disclose your disability to an employer? What if your boss says no when you request a reasonable accommodation? Should you talk about your disability in a job interview? What are some tips for finding your next job?

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS office, will lead a discussion on disability in the workplace, requesting accommodations, and knowing your legal rights.

Auggie Connect is available to students with disabilities each Monday 3:30-4:30 PM. If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact ccharles@augsburg.edu

Zoom Meeting ID: 9990654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Auggie Connect Zoom meeting

CTL Hosting Discussion of NAMI Minnesota Podcast

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

It’s hard to ignore our emotional, psychological, and social well-being today when it’s being inundated with MAJOR stressors that affect how we think, feel, and act. Please join CTL fellows and other faculty/staff for a discussion of mental health, especially related to communities of color. We will be facilitating a discussion on NAMI Minnesota’s Wellness in Color podcasts. Please listen to three of these podcasts (available at https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/podcast-episodes/) and come discuss what you’ve learned on a Zoom meeting with other faculty and staff members. We will be meeting on Monday, April 12 from 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm to listen to so that we will have things in common that we can discuss. Please listen to the following podcasts: “Blurring Tradition,” “Flipping the Status Quo,” and “Between Two Worlds.”

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. Use the linked RSVP form to let us know you would like to join.

Wellness in Color Podcast Discussion | Monday, April 12 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | ZOOM

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion

Working With Emotions Skills Group – Starting 4/7

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) will be offering for the the last time this semester, a psycho-educational group for Augsburg students starting Wednesday, April 7th via zoom from 4:30 – 6 pm. The group facilitated by CWC counselor Josh Kent will identify and help students learn about the role of emotions in our lives and skills for working with them. If you are interested in the group or learning more contact Josh at kentjo@augsburg.edu

Want to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad with Fulbright?

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright US Student Program Website

Forum Podcast ep 59, Radically Rethinking Inclusion: A Bold New Approach to Succeeding Together

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Rebekah Steele(Rebekah Steele | Diversity Breakthroughs) and Alison Maitland (author, speaker, coach) discuss the “INdivisible approach” as a way to radically rethink “feel good” inclusion initiatives.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p59/

Profs. Torres-Narvaez and Wang on Panel

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Join the Sabo Center for our 3rd installment of Social Change Virtual Dialogue Series on Thursday, April 1st from 4:30pm-5:45pm. We will be joined by 3 artists and activists (Art and Design Professor Leon Wang, Theatre Professor Beliza Torres-Narvaez and musician Taylor Seaberg) will talk about the intersection where art and activism meet. We will discuss how art influences social change as well as hear about the work the artists and activists are doing in their communities, and students will have the change to engage with our guests on the topic. Guest panelists will be announced soon.
This event will be via Zoom. Register in Auggie Life

Register for “Abolition Praxis as a Moral Compass: A ‘Radical Imaginary’ in Higher Education”

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

This co-sponsored panel event (Batalden Applied Ethics/Augsburg Student Day Government) will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) and student panelists. Critical race theorist and abolition scholar Professor Stovall invites us into “a radical imaginary” that “challenges us to think about the world as it is while committing to a process that systemically changes it” (2018, p. 53). Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in traditionally White institutions (TWIs) must navigate a covert White supremacist infrastructure (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 2005) and a White milieu in higher education (for example, “White talk moves,” see Finders & Kwame-Ross, 2020). This proposed panel seeks to move us toward abolition democracy (DuBois, 1998; Davis, 2005) using Ella Baker’s participatory democracy model.

For us to embrace abolition democracy as a TWI, we must all be held accountable. Indeed, abolitionist Bettina Love (2019) has argued for accountability: “Abolitionist teaching asks us to question the piece of the oppressor that lives in us all” (p. 122).“ Thus, there is a moral imperative to use abolition praxis – defined as a “practice theory of change” (Roberts, 2019) – to guide our collective “radical imaginary.”

Pre-registration is required: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

The Batalden/ Augsburg Student Day Government planning committee includes (in alphabetical order by last name): Zoe Barany, Berlynn Bitengo, Thin Thin Kaing, Bibiana Koh and, Knaunong “Birdy” Xiong).

Funding for this public event is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

22nd Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards

submitted by thaohh4@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Leadership Awards are given at the end of every spring semester to outstanding student leaders and student organizations. The award recipients will be announced at the Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Inductees of the Augsburg Senior Leadership Society and graduates of the Inclusion Scholars program will also be honored.

To RSPV for the event please click on this link: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7014348

Campus Life Student Administrative Assistant Position Applications Now Available

submitted by thaohh4@augsburg.edu

Attention returning 2021-2022 Augsburg students–Job application for Campus Life’s Student Administrative Assistants positions are now available. There are two positions available, and all application materials are due April 5th.

Click on the link below for more information about the job description and access to the application page. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Life staff at campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Link: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E4C4D67B9035A229874929926EA9EF75;jsessionid=9F946E6202E56C4D49810C0D24BCE6B3;jsessionid=DED8BC0888DB1698BC0F34042A472C1D?JOBID=129300

Personal Care Assistant Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work every Sunday’s 3:00pm- 10:00pm and some hours during this summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!

8 Minutes 46 Seconds: Prayer and Presence

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

You are invited to join us in Hoversten Chapel to hold silence at 10:40 am for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as we remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, 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. On the campus ministry blog, Pastoral Intern Jenn Luong offers “A Prayer for the New.” https://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/2021/03/25/a-prayer-for-the-new/

You are also invited to watch the “Palm Thursday” service on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

“Palm Thursday” service

Staff, Org Advisor, Faculty, Awards

submitted by floresm9@augsburg.edu

Student Organization Advisor of the Year – presented at the Student Leadership Awards Staff of the Year – presented at the Staff Luncheon Faculty of the Year – presented at the Faculty Luncheon Send your nominations in before MONDAY! Nominate three different candidates! Augsburg University Nominations, staff, faculty, advisor AWARDS

NOMINATE your favorite ADVISOR, STAFF, AND PROFESSOR

Now Hiring: Resource and Curriculum Intern for MNUDL

submitted by reiswige@augsburg.edu

Resource & Curriculum Intern for Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) (A program of Augsburg University)

As a member of the MN Urban Debate League team, the Resource & Curriculum Intern will support in the creation of debate materials. The materials created will encourage students’ understanding of and passion for debate, allowing them to identify how to use their voices to promote change, and setting them up to be leaders in their schools and communities.
The Resource & Curriculum Intern will contribute to the research, design, and editing of debate materials, including debate curriculum and educational videos.

The Resource & Curriculum Intern will work virtually, 10-15 hours per week through the end of May.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

o Assist in the design and editing of:
● Physical and virtual debate curriculum
● Educational debate videos
o Research debate topics to present as potential options for the upcoming season.
o Conduct online surveys with debate students.
o Attend weekly check-in meetings with supervisor.
o Attend team meetings as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Current Augsburg student with a desire to contribute to a community that concentrates on the lifting up of youth voices.
● Strong communicator (written and verbal).
● Attentive to detail.
● Experience working with youth OR an interest in the field of education.
● Experience conducting surveys OR a desire to learn about conducting surveys.
● Ability to manage various projects and follow through with each.
● Resourceful and keen on creative challenges.
● Ability to work 10-15 hours per week.
● Desired but not required: fluency in written and spoken Spanish.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Submit your resume/cover letter and apply on Handshake.
Application deadline: March 26
Questions: Contact Jenna Randerson, MNUDL Program Coordinator at randerso@augsburg.edu

Registrar’s Office Zoom and In Person Services

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

The Registrar’s office staff are now available to meet in-person at the enrollment center window. You can stop by Monday thru Friday between 10am – 2pm for assistance with registration, transfer, petition and graduation questions. Please make sure you wear a mask and continue to practice social distancing.

Additionally, the Registrar’s office will offer zoom drop-in hours during the registration period. Please refer to the calendar for dates and details.

Registration Period Zoom Drop-In Hours

#StopAsianHate Virtual Candlelight Vigil

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:
-Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- RSVP on the Auggie Life page: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026755
-Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq
-For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page -https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191
-Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–www.apahenational.org

Coalition of Asian American Leaders: Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

The Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) is hosting Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate.

Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate in being hosted by the AsianMinnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ) as a public community event to hear from
leaders and community members about what has been occurring in Minnesota and
nationwide, and how to work together to take action against violence and hate.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00PM – 6:30PM CST
Register at caalmn.org

Speakers include: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, MDHR Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, CAAL
Network & Executive Director Bo Thao-Urabe, and others.

https://secure.everyaction.com/j3jHz8Wxb0aKRnHQfokpUA2?emci=c859d71a-f081-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=4f71d141-f381-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=9611101

New Augsburg Experience: Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

A new program is being offered this summer by the Pan-Afrikan Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) called Anti-Apartheid and Black Lives Matter: Global Movements for Racial Justice.

The program will be offered May 17 – May 28. Students will be able to receive 2 credits and fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement OR they can take it only to fulfill the Augsburg Experience. The cost of the program is being supported by scholarships from CGEE, the Pan-Afrikan Center, and Augsburg University; therefore, we are able to offer it at a reduced price.

Program participants will critically analyze the global racial unrest movements of the Southern Africa Anti-Apartheid system, and the racially motivated murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Albertina Shifotoka, Program Director of CGEE Namibia, and Azania Tripp, Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center, will facilitate a 2-week program experience that will introduce students to the understanding of how these movements became historical events and impacted policy and the visibilities on racial inequities that impact the Pan-Afrikan diaspora and all BIPOC communities. The program will be offered from May 17 – May 28, 2021 and the deadline for applying is Thurs, March 25.

Here is the website to learn more information:
https://studyabroad.augsburg.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=55727

If you have any questions email Azania Tripp the Pan-Afrikan Director
Tripp@augsburg.edu

Interested in Grad School? Apply to TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2021 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2022 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2022. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000+) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2022.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Assistant, crombie@augsburg.edu. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

McNair Website

Traveled for Spring Break? Get a COVID-19 Test

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

If you traveled from your home or residence hall during spring break, you are urged to get a COVID-19 test because cases are rising quickly and are proportionately larger in younger groups. The best time to get a test is 5-7 days after you return.

The state of Minnesota offers fast and accurate at-home saliva testing, at no cost, to any person who feels they need a test. You can find more information on COVID-19 testing, including testing sites in Minnesota, on the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Testing webpage.

Webpage links are available at https://inside.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/health-organizations/

Information About No-Cost COVID Testing

Mark Lester Article: Engaging with Marginalized International Voices in the “New Normal”

submitted by devega@augsburg.edu

CGEE’s Central America Director, Mark Lester, has published an article in the Institute for International Education-IIE Networker. Click on the link below to read it!

Engaging with Marginalized International Voices in the “New Normal”

2021 College Student Health Survey Deadline TODAY

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

TODAY – Friday March 26th is the last day students can submit the 2021 College Student Health Survey. Augsburg University is partnering with the University of MN to administer the 2021 College Student Health Survey which has been sent via email to Augsburg student email addresses. The survey asks for information on a variety of college student health topics. Please take the time to complete the survey. Those participating in doing the survey will be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards – First place $1000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250 and 5 fourth place gift cards of $50 each. Thirteen universities are participating and one student from each school will win a $100 Amazon gift card. We want your input so please participate in the 2021 College Student Health Survey. Questions – call the CWC office at 612-330-1707

Join Auggie Connect for “Disability in the Workplace”

submitted by ccharles@augsburg.edu

Ever wonder if/when you should disclose your disability to an employer? What if your boss says no when you request a reasonable accommodation? Should you talk about your disability in a job interview? What are some tips for finding your next job?

Join us at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29. Kathy McGillivray, Director of the CLASS office, will lead a discussion on disability in the workplace, requesting accommodations, and knowing your legal rights.

Auggie Connect is available to students with disabilities each Monday 3:30-4:30 PM. If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact ccharles@augsburg.edu

Zoom Meeting ID: 9990654 4396
Passcode: 586732

Auggie Connect zoom meeting

TODAY is Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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.

Fridays | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

ZOOM Information (requires an Augsburg login to view)

CTL Hosting Discussion of NAMI Minnesota Podcast

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

It’s hard to ignore our emotional, psychological, and social well-being today when it’s being inundated with MAJOR stressors that affect how we think, feel, and act. Please join CTL fellows and other faculty/staff for a discussion of mental health, especially related to communities of color. We will be facilitating a discussion on NAMI Minnesota’s Wellness in Color podcasts. Please listen to three of these podcasts (available at https://namimn.org/education-and-public-awareness/podcast-episodes/) and come discuss what you’ve learned on a Zoom meeting with other faculty and staff members. We will be meeting on Monday, April 12 from 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm to listen to so that we will have things in common that we can discuss. Please listen to the following podcasts: “Blurring Tradition,” “Flipping the Status Quo,” and “Between Two Worlds.”

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. Use the linked RSVP form to let us know you would like to join.

Wellness in Color Podcast Discussion | Monday, April 12 | 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm | ZOOM

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion

Conversations on Healing and Justice: Confronting Racial Violence in the US

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage

TODAY: Free On-Campus COVID-19 Testing; Students and Volunteers Get a Chance to Win AirPods

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

State-Sponsored COVID-19 Testing at Augsburg, free of charge. Students who attend, present their student ID, and get tested will be entered in an AirPods and gift card giveaway. Faculty and staff are invited as well. Those who sign up and volunteer to help at the events will be entered into an additional drawing for AirPods.
March 25 at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel

The state of Minnesota is sponsoring post-spring break testing at Augsburg University. This is a free saliva test. Results take a few days to arrive. To ensure an accurate test, do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to testing. No insurance is needed but, if you have it, bring your insurance card. This testing event is open to those with symptoms or no symptoms. Off-campus students also are eligible for the AirPods and gift cards giveaway. No appointment is necessary.

Sign up here to volunteer.

Apply for the MINNE Fellowship – Due March 31

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Fellowship in the MINNE program this year offers a unique opportunity to engage fully in the course of study offered by the JCRC Holocaust education zoom webinars. We are offering a $200 stipend which will be awarded upon successful completion of all program requirements.

Because of the limited number of spaces available, we wish to ensure that those who are accepted into the program are able to make the most of the experience. The primary criteria for admission to the program are demonstration of interest in the offerings of the program and commitment to furthering your education about the Holocaust.

All fellows are expected to attend a minimum of 5 of the 15 1.25 hour classes that comprise the course. For a full list of course offerings, visit https://www.minndakjcrc.org/education_programs/lessons/

Applications due by March 31, 2021
Zoom Webinars are M-F, April 12- April 30, 2021
Reflection papers due by May 14, 2021

Must be a registered, full time student at Augsburg or St. Olaf with at least one year left on campus.

More Info and to Apply

Virtual Panel on Art and Activism with Augsburg Professors

submitted by truem@augsburg.edu

Thursday, April 1st
4:30pm-5:45pm
Join the Sabo Center for our 3rd installment of Social Change Virtual Dialogue Series. We will be joined by 3 artists and activists to talk about the intersection where art and activism meet. We will discuss how art influences social change as well as hear about the work the artists and activists are doing in their communities, and students will have the change to engage with our guests on the topic. Guest panelists will be announced soon.
This event will be via Zoom. Register in Auggie Life

Register for “Abolition Praxis as a Moral Compass: A ‘Radical Imaginary’ in Higher Education”

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

This co-sponsored panel event (Batalden Applied Ethics/Augsburg Student Day Government) will feature David Stovall (Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago) and student panelists. Critical race theorist and abolition scholar Professor Stovall invites us into “a radical imaginary” that “challenges us to think about the world as it is while committing to a process that systemically changes it” (2018, p. 53). Students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in traditionally White institutions (TWIs) must navigate a covert White supremacist infrastructure (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 2005) and a White milieu in higher education (for example, “White talk moves,” see Finders & Kwame-Ross, 2020). This proposed panel seeks to move us toward abolition democracy (DuBois, 1998; Davis, 2005) using Ella Baker’s participatory democracy model.

For us to embrace abolition democracy as a TWI, we must all be held accountable. Indeed,
abolitionist Bettina Love (2019) has argued for accountability: “Abolitionist teaching asks us to question the piece of the oppressor that lives in us all” (p. 122).“ Thus, there is a moral imperative to use abolition praxis – defined as a “practice theory of change” (Roberts, 2019) – to guide our collective “radical imaginary.”

Pre-registration is required: https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

The Batalden/ Augsburg Student Day Government planning committee includes (in alphabetical order by last name): Zoe Barany, Berlynn Bitengo, Thin Thin Kaing, Bibiana Koh and, Knaunong “Birdy” Xiong).

Funding for this public event is generously provided by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuce6orDgsGdFOtRr0mYkMB5rx_YDrkbtn

Augsburg University Nominations, Staff, Faculty, Advisors Awards

submitted by floresm9@augsburg.edu

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRhKY1c4RiZkoJ71Gcq138Yb27MQSjXWaKzTVKjfZnlB43IA/viewform Student Organization Advisor of the Year – presented at the Student Leadership Awards

Staff of the Year – presented at the Staff Luncheon

Faculty of the Year – presented at the Faculty Luncheon
Send your nominations in before MONDAY! Nominate three different candidates!

Augsburg University Nominations, staff, faculty, advisor AWARDS

Campus Life Student Administrative Assistant Position Applications Now Available

submitted by gaskillj@augsburg.edu

Attention returning 2021-2022 Augsburg students–Job application for Campus Life’s Student Administrative Assistants positions are now available. There are two positions available, and all application materials are due April 5th.

Click on the link below for more information about the job description and access to the application page. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Life staff at campuslife@augsburg.edu.

Link: https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E4C4D67B9035A229874929926EA9EF75;jsessionid=9F946E6202E56C4D49810C0D24BCE6B3;jsessionid=DED8BC0888DB1698BC0F34042A472C1D?JOBID=129300

Conversations on Healing and Justice: Confronting Racial Violence in the US

submitted by coxe@augsburg.edu

On Thursday April, 1 at 10:30-11:30 am Campus Life will be holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page.

https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage

Collaborated Response from AASA, HWT, PASS

submitted by vangh@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA), Hmong Women Together (HWT), and Pan Asian Student Services(PASS) recognizes that anti-AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) prejudice is only one form of systematic racism that continues to spread in our nation. Together, we appreciate the outpour of outreach and attention from Administration, peers and allies in support of the recent events in Georgia last week and our daily lived experiences.

We hope that there will be work in solidarity from Augsburg to take a stand against the structures that perpetuate and fuel discrimination for all BIPOC and specifically recently more heightened assaults on Pan-Asians in our communities, and to identify actionable ways to address this and all forms of prejudice, stigmatization, and racism.

We hereby recommend for you to join us in the following spaces at Augsburg to continue these conversations and to help us come together in community:
-Join us next week for our #stopasianhate Virtual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:30pm- RSVP on the Auggie Life page: https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7026755
-Save the date and participate in AASA’s Pan Asian Week (PAW) on March 29-April 2, 2021- https://fb.me/e/cXbghe8sq
-For BIPOC Faculty, Staff and Students, consider joining Augsburg for a discussion on Thursday April 1, 2021 from 10:30am-11:30am, holding a space via Zoom that will be centered around BIPOC students, staff, and faculty gathering in discussion to process current events regarding racial violence in the United States, including but not limited to the Derek Chauvin trail in Minneapolis and the shootings in Atlanta that targeted Asian American communities. RSVP on the Auggie Life page -https://augsburg.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7015191
-Consider attending the following conference to learn more about these AAPI issues at the 2021 APAHE national summit on April 15, 2021–www.apahenational.org

Personal Care Assistant Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a first year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work every Sunday’s 3:00pm- 10:00pm and some hours during this summer! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!

Last Days to Complete College Student Health Survey

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Friday March 26th – TOMORROW is the last day students can submit the 2021 College Student Health Survey. Augsburg University is partnering with the University of MN to administer the 2021 College Student Health Survey which has been sent via email to Augsburg student email addresses. The survey asks for information on a variety of college student health topics. Please take the time to complete the survey. Those participating in doing the survey will be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards – First place $1000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250 and 5 fourth place gift cards of $50 each. Thirteen universities are participating and one student from each school will win a $100 Amazon gift card. We want your input so please participate in the 2021 College Student Health Survey. Questions – call the CWC office at 612-330-1707

New – Forum Podcast ep 59, Radically Rethinking Inclusion: A Bold New Approach to Succeeding Together

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Rebekah Steele(Rebekah Steele | Diversity Breakthroughs) and Alison Maitland (author, speaker, coach) discuss the “INdivisible approach” as a way to radically rethink “feel good” inclusion initiatives.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p59/