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Kathryn Swanson, Professor Emerita – English, has been nominated and reappointed to a second 4-year term on the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)’s Institutional Actions Council (IAC). This is the body responsible for reviewing team visits’ decisions, institutions’ responses to reviews, and institutions’ requests for any changes. This work is in addition to Swanson’s work over the past 25 years as a HLC consultant/evaluator and team chair for site visits.
She has also recently had a chapter (“Extending Cozy Boundaries”) included in the anthology _Reading the Cozy Mystery : Critical Essays on an Underappreciated Subgenre_ (McFarland Press, 2021).
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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/
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If you have extra papers bags, we’ll take them! Please drop off donations at the Sabo Center (basement of Anderson Residence Hall). Thank you!
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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:
If you have any questions email Azania Tripp the Pan-Afrikan Director
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For the Fall 2021 undergraduate registration period we are eliminating the crossover registration waiting period on a trial basis. Registration for AU students into Day classes and Day students into AU classes will be available as soon as a student is eligible to register. A decision about crossover registration in future semesters will be made after we see how this trial impacts Day and AU student access to courses in their home programs.
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This is the last week 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 by March 26th. 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
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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
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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.