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Apply for the MINNE Fellowship

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

Med School/Physician and PA Alumni Panels

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Join Augsburg alumni from across the country who are professional students or practioners to learn more about their experiences getting to their respective programs, education and training, and practice.

Med School Physician Alumni Panel
Wednesday, March 24th
6-7:30 pm

PA Alumni Panel
Thursday, March 25th
6-7:30 pm

Contact URGO at urgo@augsburg.edu with questions or for more information.

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General Announcements

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

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on the Grow Sustainably Task Force: Next Week

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Join Provost Karen Kaivola and regents Jeff Nodland and John O’Brien for an update on the work of the grow sustainably task force.

Focused Conversation: Grow Sustainably Task Force
Thursday, March 25
12 p.m.

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

Forum Webinar: From Bystander to Ally

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: April 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenters: Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, DCY Consulting  |  Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Connecting Differences, LLC
Cost: Free

When anyone is confronted by any form of aggression, whether verbal, physical, social, or economic, it is natural to feel fear, doubt, and paralysis. This is important in assessing critical next steps if we happen to be a bystander. We must also look at our own fears and triggers as they, too, play a role in how we may react or respond to any potential conflict or confrontation.

During this webinar participants will consider some very important questions as they devise their own ways of responding to triggering situations. How does privilege impact decisions to engage in conflict and whether/how to respond? When is allyship an act of support, and when is it not? Who gets to decide? How do we deal with our own emotional responses to aggression and confrontation? How can one become an effective ally in a virtual work world and how does this differ from an in-person workplace?

Learning Outcomes
Know how to decide when to intervene as an active bystander
Identify and manage their personal emotional triggers
Utilize practical tools to engage in building allyship for safety in their workplace

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/from-bystander-to-ally/

Direct Action and Mutual Aid for Justice Movements with Rahsaan Mahadeo and Duaba

submitted by norland@augsburg.edu

Noon-2:30 p.m. March 19
Hosted by Macalester College’s Dean of Multicultural Life, this program will cover important tips on protesting and mutual aid and will support students who want to get involved in mobilization efforts. Follow this Zoom link (https://macalester.zoom.us/j/97303870640) to attend.

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Women’s History Month: ‘Other Words for Whxre’ Live Podcast Recording

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

The Pan-Afrikan Center and the Women’s Center are partnering for Women’s History Month 2021

The host of the podcast Other Words for Whxre Mia, will present a live podcast recording for students, faculty, and staff. Mia discusses the whitewashing of the porn industry, how sex work has pivoted during the times of COVID-19 and how police brutality impacts sex workers.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 in the Chapel from 6:30pm -7:30pm

Submit to the Intercollegiate Film Festival by March 19

submitted by moellerj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University welcomes undergraduate students from around Minnesota to the 3rd Annual Intercollegiate Film Festival.

The festival recognizes the work of student filmmakers and writers as part of an interconnected statewide film community. The festival provides networking opportunities and juried merit awards of distinction.
Submissions are open until March 19th!
Entry fees are waived for Augsburg students. Use code CFNFilm2021

All are welcome to attend the festival which will be held virtually this year!

Learn more at our website.

https://filmfreeway.com/IntercollegiateFilmFestival

Webinar: Navigating Research Collaborations as a Teaching-Based Professor

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

National Institute of Health’s National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is committed to increasing biomedical research capacity, including at institutions where faculty have significant teaching responsibilities. In these settings, research collaborations across institutions can be especially beneficial.

An upcoming webinar explores this topic:

Thursday, March 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CT

See the NIGMS Feedback Loop Post here for more information. To attend the webinar, visit the Zoom Meeting page and enter the meeting number 160 708 1032 and the passcode 668131. If you’re unable to attend online, you can join by calling 646-828-7666 or 669-254-5252 and entering the passcode. A recording will be available on the NIGMS website following the event.

See the NIGMS Feedback Loop Post here for more information

Keeping Track of Auggies

Two Faculty Members Emeriti Exemplify Augsburg’s Commitment to the City

submitted by bibus@augsburg.edu

Retired art professor Norm Holen’s and retired social work professor Nancy Rodenborg’s powerful letters to the editor appeared in the StarTribune on successive days this week, each exemplifying Augsburg’s commitment to advocating for safe, integrated life for all neighbors. Norm’s letter on p. A6 of the March 16th edition remarked on the justice served by Minneapolis’s settlement with the family of George Floyd: “Every person’s life is special and should not be cut short by anyone.” Nancy’s letter on p. A8 of the March 17th edition featured the headline: “This neighborhood is in pain.” From her perspective and expertise as a social worker, the letter highlighted the toll on our mental health when gunfire and bullying are unchecked.

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