Online Resources for Student Mental Health and Wellness

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

Thursday, 9:00-10:00am

Spending time online can be anxiety provoking for students, but it can also be a potent source of help and guidance. There are many good online resources to help with anxiety, depression, and other signs of mental health problems. Online communities for people coping with mental health conditions also exist. This workshop will introduce participants to some useful online resources for students dealing with mental health conditions and the people who support them.

The Zoom link for this and other “3 Days in May” events can be found in the attachment below. This document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Small Teaching this Wednesday at 3 Days in May

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Kaija Freborg and Lyz Wendland

Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm

Are you feeling inundated with all that you need to do and be for your classes? It doesn’t have to be so hard! Small Teaching offers simple, strategic, and practical methods in teaching that will enhance learning experiences and success whether in the classroom or online. Approaches will include brief interventions to engage students, one time interventions, and small modifications in course design.

Check out https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ or the link below for the “3 Days in May” schedule, session descriptions, and Zoom information. (The attached document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.)

3 Days in May Schedule/Information

Faculty Balance Project: FDC Proposal this Tuesday

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Elise Marubbio

Faculty burn-out and a lack of work-life balance are an ongoing issue in academia (and maybe especially at Augsburg). The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) is in the early stages of working on strategies for supporting and protecting faculty well-being. Two members of the FDC will present the overall idea of the Faculty Balance Project and then will facilitate a discussion/listening session on what faculty at Augsburg need most.

Check out https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ or the link below for the “3 Days in May” schedule, session descriptions, and Zoom information. (The attached document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.)

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Schedule/Session Information for Next Week’s “3 Days in May”

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The link below leads you to a draft schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Sessions are planned from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. Session information and descriptions are being updated as more information becomes available. Individual sessions will also be added to the CTL calendar (https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).

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.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Facilities Projects and Parking Lot Closure May 11

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

This week’s updates for the Facilities Management website include

Upcoming Facilities Management projects funded by the Student Government Environmental Action Committee.

Parking Lot H to be closed on Tuesday, May 11.

Cleaning procedures in place for return to campus.

For more complete information, follow the link provided.

https://inside.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Time is Running out to Apply for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

Forum Presentation, Learning to See and Hear Each Other Across Difference

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 20, 2021 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation

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

What do we believe about ourselves as a people and country — the UNITED States of America? What values do we pass on to our children and their children’s children? What resonates for us, and why?

Join us for a moderated panel discussion that explores understanding our beliefs and values, what underwrites our political identities, and how to influence ourselves and our interactions in partnership and leadership across many difference points of view.

Register here:

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/when-our-identities-conflict-learning-to-see-and-hear-each-other-across-difference/

Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p62/

Melissa Hensley Participates in Anti-Stigma Series

submitted by hensleym@augsburg.edu

Melissa Hensley, associate professor of social work, is leading a series of anti-stigma workshops for Wellness in the Woods, a peer support and and mental health advocacy organization. The anti-stigma events have been highlighted in the Wadena Pioneer Journal: https://www.wadenapj.com/community/events/7005019-May-sessions-highlight-the-importance-of-rejecting-mental-health-stigmas?fbclid=IwAR1Fum680_ibCy6FuLg6KlzUuOrOmo9nwOwNWyhqrDc2m4pYRe4Y61bpZyY

A Grateful Heart and Huge Thanks from Dianne Detloff

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Thank you is not adequate to express my heartfelt gratitude to so many of you who joined my virtual retirement gathering last week and have sent emails of congratulations.   After 20 years of service to Augsburg, I am off to start a new journey of retirement with my husband, do some travelling, spend more time at our lake cabin and provide some daycare to our two grandchildren including the birth of a new granddaughter.
Augsburg has been a wonderful home for me during the past 20 years in my work at the Center for Wellness and Counseling.  I have always been a passionate advocate for students and it’s students who energized me most everyday I came to campus. We have an incredible student body here at Augsburg and the mission of the University is to be commended. 
My appreciation and thanks especially to my colleagues at CWC and my supervisor, Nancy Guilbeault and to so many of you I have truly been privileged to meet and work with over these many years.  I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve students and to be a colleague to so many incredibly talented people.
I will be on campus through Friday 5/28 so feel free to email me or call 612-330-1707.  Thank you again.  It’s been an awesome career. Thanks again.

Nancy Guilbeault Virtual Retirement Gathering – TODAY May 10

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Please join us this afternoon for Nancy Guilbeault’s retirement celebration. After 41 years of service Nancy Guilbeault is graduating from Augsburg or actually retiring. As the Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling Nancy has been instrumental in many collaborations with departments and student organizations. Nancy has given so much of her time and talent for students and has been a tireless advocate for the CWC. Please join us this afternoon to celebrate Nancy and share your words of advice and good wishes for the next part of Nancy’s journey in retirement. Nancy’s “graduation” date is Wednesday 6/30/2021. Her virtual celebration is TODAY – Monday 5/10 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via zoom.

https://augsburg-edu-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94005511661?pwd=RGhYVTI4RFBoL05JZHZDbkN5RlN3Zz09

Two More Weeks to Apply for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

“Learning Loss”: A “3 Days in May” Session This Tuesday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Katie Bishop and Lyz Wendland

In this session we will share data and perspective on the ways in which students have experienced learning loss during the pandemic. We will share suggestions on how to address this in the classroom and lead participants in a discussion of tactics and resources.

Check out https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ or the link below for the “3 Days in May” schedule, session descriptions, and Zoom information. (The attached document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.)

3 Days in May Schedule/Information

Join us for the 2021 Staff Appreciation Event Today May 10

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

We are excited for you to join us for the 2021 Staff Appreciation event, which will be streamed on the Augsburg Youtube channel. Come celebrate with us as we close out this academic year, announce winners for Outstanding Newcomer, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Department or Group, as well as to lift up our Length of Service award winners.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. CT

We encourage you to leave comments and interact with the Augsburg Community while the event takes place.

Augsburg YouTube Channel

Anti-Racism in Practice: Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Facilitated by Clyde Wilson Pickett, M.Ed., Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh and Cornell L. Craig, MBA, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Hofstra University, New York

This second level training workshop is designed to expand individual intercultural competency development and add to the foundation of an anti-racist campus community. It is a follow-up to the fall and spring anti-racism training series with a focus on culturally-responsive uses of language, microaggressions, and strategies that put allyship into action. Utilizing a case study format, this workshop will encourage participants to further the practical application of their skills in order to better promote inclusion and confront bias in order to promote a more equitable working and learning environment and support anti-racist practices.

Tuesday, May 11 from 8 am – 11 am

The Zoom link for this and other “3 Days in May” events can be found in the attachment below. This document can only be viewed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p62/

Forum Webinar, Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 27, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Global Diversity
Presenter: Luiza Dreasher, Mastering Cultural Difference
Cost: Free

With the trend toward a more diverse workforce continuing, so are the ways we conduct business. In the past, most U.S. businesses functioned primarily within our borders. Today, globalization is proving to be a huge game changer for many companies, big and small. With globalization and increased immigration, the potential for misunderstandings in the workplace is really high. First, language differences may lead to miscommunication and misinterpretation. Second you fail to take into account significant cultural differences. For example, during a performance review, you provide constructive criticism to an employee with the intent of helping him improve his performance. Later on you learn that he quit his job because of the shame and loss of face your feedback caused. In this interactive Webinar, you will understand the impact of cultural differences in the workplace and learn strategies to bridge those differences effectively.

Learning Outcomes
Learn the importance of paying attention to cultural differences in the workplace
Recognize differences in communication styles
Apply strategies to communicate effectively with a global workforce

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/mastering-cultural-differences-strategies-for-leading-a-global-workforce/

Faculty Tech Showcase: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty Tech Showcase Facilitated by the E-Learning Team (Bonnie Tensen, Jim Matthias, Eric Strom, Nathan Lind, Marilyn Wetterer, and Jenny Hanson)

As with everything else this year, we have had to revise the annual Faculty Tech Showcase, but we have a great line-up of faculty who have volunteered to share how they have been using various learning technologies to engage their students online:

-Jacqui DeVries (History): how Moodle Lessons help students think through course content at their own pace and in an interactive way.

-Emily Schilling (Biology): strategies for creating/incorporating brief video lectures.

-Kristin Anderson (Art): annotating web videos with H5P to create interactive viewing experiences.

-Amy Larson (Computer Science): using Google forms, Google docs, and Zoom polling to engage students.

-Kaija Freborg (Nursing): an asynchronous peer-to-peer review process using Google form

The link information for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions is below. You must be logged in through Augsburg to view.

3 Days in May Links/Schedule

Schedule/Session Information for Next Week’s “3 Days in May”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The link below leads you to a draft schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Sessions are planned from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. Session information and descriptions are being updated as more information becomes available. Individual sessions will also be added to the CTL calendar (https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).

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.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Student Campus Box Closing/Survey

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As the end of the academic year has arrived please make sure to check your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the digital survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16 2021) we will be closing all student campus boxes unless otherwise notified. Before the fall semester starts we will reassign campus boxes to all residential students. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( https://forms.gle/7VW5CUfDmkzoHVTL6 ) or send us an email (mailship@augsburg.edu) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be keep your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall. If you do not fill out the survey, we will close your campus box and return to sender any mail in the box.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will be returned to sender or recycled. We can also only forward to US addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted (July 16 2021). Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option, it is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the USPS or the University, just the Mailroom.

Nancy Guilbeault Virtual Retirement Gathering – Monday May 10

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

After 41 years of service Nancy Guilbeault is graduating from Augsburg or actually retiring. As the Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling Nancy has been instrumental in so many collaborations with departments and student organizations. She at one time had both yoga and tai chi on campus and the CWC due to Nancy’s persistence hosted several successful convocations on mental health and wellness. Nancy has given so much of her time and talent for students and has been a tireless advocate for the CWC. Please join us to celebrate Nancy and share your words of advice and good wishes for the next part of Nancy’s journey in retirement. Nancy’s “graduation” date is Wednesday 6/30/2021. Her virtual celebration will be Monday 5/10 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via zoom.
Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)
https://augsburg-edu-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94005511661?pwd=RGhYVTI4RFBoL05JZHZDbkN5RlN3Zz09

https://augsburg-edu-hipaa.zoom.us/j/94005511661?pwd=RGhYVTI4RFBoL05JZHZDbkN5RlN3Zz09

Hybrid All Hands Meeting TODAY

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be today, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email events@augsburg.edu to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Two More Weeks to Apply for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

Summer Student Registrar Position

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

Are you a problem solver who enjoys details? Do you value organization? Consider joining our team!

The Student Assistant position in the Registrar’s Office is a customer service-driven and detail-oriented administrative position with a friendly team in an office setting. The Registrar’s Office is housed within the Academic Affairs Division. We provide services in the areas of document imaging, records retention, transfer evaluation, registration, graduation, term/curriculum records, class scheduling, grade recording, and veteran benefit certification. Our mission is to ensure the integrity of recorded data while providing timely service and communicating information regarding policies and procedures to the Augsburg University community. Consider joining our team and gaining meaningful experience that can be applied to many career fields.

http://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=130651

Marketing Team Welcomes Nick Huseby

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

This week Nick Huseby joined the integrated Augsburg University/Luther Seminary marketing team. In his role as web manager and front-end developer, Nick leads web development, design, and content for Augsburg’s WordPress-based sites. Nick will work with content managers to ensure websites are accurate, follow accessibility and usability best practices, and adhere to brand standards.

Nick holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Luther Seminary. He was most recently employed at a startup based in the Washington, D.C. area. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Nick.

Tuesday at 3 p.m.: Guided Progressive Relaxation and Meditation

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Guided Progressive Relaxation and Meditation Facilitated by Tara Mader and Victoria Maneev

This session will provide an opportunity for faculty to experience several techniques in guided relaxation that they can use in their teaching/professional lives or their personal lives. Come ready to take an hour for some self-care and relaxation. A follow-up session will be offered to provide tools and suggestions for how faculty can incorporate some of the techniques of mindfulness and relaxation into their classrooms.

The link for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions can be found below. This document can only be accessed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Links

Keeping an Open Mind: The Benefits of Open Educational Resources

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Tuesday from 3 pm – 4 pm:

Keeping an Open Mind: The Benefits of Open Educational Resources Facilitated by Caroline Wack

In this session, learn about the many ways that Open Educational Resources (OER) can be used to create a more equitable, flexible, and sustainable education for students.

Find the link information for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions below. This document can only be accessed with an Augsburg login.

3 Days in May Schedule/Links

Faculty Tech Showcase: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty Tech Showcase Facilitated by the E-Learning Team (Bonnie Tensen, Jim Matthias, Eric Strom, Nathan Lind, Marilyn Wetterer, and Jenny Hanson)

As with everything else this year, we have had to revise the annual Faculty Tech Showcase, but we have a great line-up of faculty who have volunteered to share how they have been using various learning technologies to engage their students online:

-Jacqui DeVries (History): how Moodle Lessons help students think through course content at their own pace and in an interactive way.

-Emily Schilling (Biology): strategies for creating/incorporating brief video lectures.

-Kristin Anderson (Art): annotating web videos with H5P to create interactive viewing experiences.

-Amy Larson (Computer Science): using Google forms, Google docs, and Zoom polling to engage students.

-Kaija Freborg (Nursing): an asynchronous peer-to-peer review process using Google form

The link information for this and other “3 Days in May” sessions is below. You must be logged in through Augsburg to view.

3 Days in May Links/Schedule

Celebrate Mary Laurel True; Today, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Zoom

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Augsburg and our surrounding communities, Mary Laurel True has moved on to a new position with the Community Action Center of Northfield. Her passion and talent for connecting campus and community in so many meaningful, creative ways will be greatly missed.

The original plan was to gather outdoors for a send-off in true Mary Laurel style, but the large number of people who want to celebrate Mary Laurel has led to shifting to a virtual event due to COVID restrictions. So, on Thursday, May 6th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM we will honor Mary Laurel in a virtual celebration on Zoom. There will be an opportunity for folks to share stories, expressions of gratitude, and best wishes. Please join friends and colleagues to celebrate all that Mary Laurel has meant to Augsburg and our neighbors!

Zoom link for the celebration: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97818950402

NEW– Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p62/

Forum Webinar, Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: May 27, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Global Diversity
Presenter: Luiza Dreasher, Mastering Cultural Difference
Cost: Free

With the trend toward a more diverse workforce continuing, so are the ways we conduct business. In the past, most U.S. businesses functioned primarily within our borders. Today, globalization is proving to be a huge game changer for many companies, big and small. With globalization and increased immigration, the potential for misunderstandings in the workplace is really high. First, language differences may lead to miscommunication and misinterpretation. Second you fail to take into account significant cultural differences. For example, during a performance review, you provide constructive criticism to an employee with the intent of helping him improve his performance. Later on you learn that he quit his job because of the shame and loss of face your feedback caused. In this interactive Webinar, you will understand the impact of cultural differences in the workplace and learn strategies to bridge those differences effectively.

Learning Outcomes
Learn the importance of paying attention to cultural differences in the workplace
Recognize differences in communication styles
Apply strategies to communicate effectively with a global workforce

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/mastering-cultural-differences-strategies-for-leading-a-global-workforce/

Join us for the 2021 Staff Appreciation Event

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

We are excited for you to join us for the upcoming 2021 Staff Appreciation event, which will be streamed on the Augsburg Youtube channel next week. Come celebrate with us as we close out this academic year, announce winners for Outstanding Newcomer, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Department or Group, as well as to lift up our Length of Service award winners.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. CT

We encourage you to put this on your calendars, and to leave comments and interact with the Augsburg Community while the event takes place.

Augsburg YouTube Channel

CLASS Office Student Employment Position

submitted by dusek@augsburg.edu

The CLASS Office is hiring 3-4 student employees for the fall 2021 semester. If you are interested in applying, please visit Handshake to view the job description and to submit an application for the CLASS Office/Groves Lab Access Assistant position.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
CLASS Staff
class@augsburg.edu

Monday, May 10 – Time to Celebrate Nancy Guilbeault

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

After 41 years at Augsburg, Dr. Nancy Guilbeault is graduating from Augsburg or actually retiring. As the Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling Nancy has been instrumental in so many collaborations with departments and student organizations. She has served under three different University Presidents and also had 3 different office locations with the Center for Wellness and Counseling formerly the Center for Counseling & Health Promotion. Nancy has given so much of her time and talent for students and has been a tireless advocate for the CWC. Please join us to celebrate Nancy and share your words of advice and good wishes for the next part of Nancy’s journey in retirement. Nancy’s “graduation” date is Wednesday 6/30/2021. Her virtual celebration will be Monday 5/10 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via zoom. Program to start at 1:10.
Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16mv8TwHYJ7baeXAw2e2_dYsrsg4ohSk_5JXYf2VqW1I/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16mv8TwHYJ7baeXAw2e2_dYsrsg4ohSk_5JXYf2VqW1I/edit?usp=sharing

Schedule/Session Information for Next Week’s “3 Days in May”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The link below leads you to a draft schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Sessions are planned from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. Session information and descriptions are being updated as more information becomes available. Individual sessions will also be added to the CTL calendar (https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).

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.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

You are Invited to Dianne Detloff’s Retirement Celebration

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

Dianne Detloff’s retirement celebration is Thursday, May 6th from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.
Come with your memories, stories, appreciation and good wishes for Dianne. You will also learn what she is doing next that is giving her such happiness.

With more than twenty years of professional and dedicated service, Dianne has worked as an Administrative Program Coordinator in the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC). She has welcomed thousands of students to CWC services; organized the annual CWC Health Fairs, and provided leadership for the Augsburg student EPIC program and a multitude of student programs and events one health and wellbeing.

Dianne’s last day on campus in May 28th. You can email Dianne at detloff@augsburg.edu or call her at 612-330-1707.

The zoom link for this event is below

Please come join us to CELEBRATE!

https://augsburg-edu-hipaa.zoom.us/j/97134995421?pwd=YU1sZ2tHdHBiOS9janhNMVVuSDIyZz09

Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p62/

June: Join the MNUDL For a Criminal Justice Panel with MN Attorney General Keith Ellison and More

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Join Minnesota legal experts, policymakers, and urban debaters to discuss Criminal Justice Reform this June!

About this Event

Criminal justice reform became a more prevalent, more urgent issue than ever in the past year. Join our prestigious panel of experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges facing us now. Minnesota Urban Debate League students, who have spent the year debating the topic of criminal justice reform, will join our panel for commentary. This event will be held virtually.

Panelists:

MN State Attorney General Keith Ellison

Ramsey County Commissioner, Chair, Toni Carter

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi

MN Court of Appeals Judge Jeff Bryan

Minnesota Urban Debate League Students

Cost: $40 for attorneys seeking CLE Credit; free for all others (an option to give a free will donation to MNUDL is available).

(1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits pending, event code 361642)

All funds will support The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University which provides academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities middle and high school students.

RSVP & Get Your Ticket

Hybrid All Hands Meeting TOMORROW

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email events@augsburg.edu to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Summer Student Registrar Position

submitted by enriquej@augsburg.edu

Are you a problem solver who enjoys details? Do you value organization? Consider joining our team!

The Student Assistant position in the Registrar’s Office is a customer service-driven and detail-oriented administrative position with a friendly team in an office setting. The Registrar’s Office is housed within the Academic Affairs Division. We provide services in the areas of document imaging, records retention, transfer evaluation, registration, graduation, term/curriculum records, class scheduling, grade recording, and veteran benefit certification. Our mission is to ensure the integrity of recorded data while providing timely service and communicating information regarding policies and procedures to the Augsburg University community. Consider joining our team and gaining meaningful experience that can be applied to many career fields.

Position available on handshake

Tomorrow, 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

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/

Mary Laurel True Farewell; May 6, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Zoom

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Augsburg and our surrounding communities, Mary Laurel True has moved on to a new position with the Community Action Center of Northfield. Her passion and talent for connecting campus and community in so many meaningful, creative ways will be greatly missed.

The original plan was to gather outdoors for a send-off in true Mary Laurel style, but the large number of people who want to celebrate Mary Laurel has led to shifting to a virtual event due to COVID restrictions. So, on Thursday, May 6th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM we will honor Mary Laurel in a virtual celebration on Zoom. There will be an opportunity for folks to share stories, expressions of gratitude, and best wishes. Please join friends and colleagues to celebrate all that Mary Laurel has meant to Augsburg and our neighbors!

Zoom link for the celebration: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97818950402

3 Days in May Schedule

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The link below leads you to a draft schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Sessions are planned from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13. Session information and descriptions are being updated as more information becomes available. Individual sessions will also be added to the CTL calendar (https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).

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.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Applications are Now Open for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
– U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

Still Time to Study Off Campus This Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Augsburg CGEE has extended the deadline to June 1st for our Fall Semester programs in Mexico, Namibia and Central America, and to June 30th for the USA Program on the Mississippi River. You can use your financial aid, plus a $1500 Travel grant for the international programs.

These programs emphasize social justice, community engagement, and boast an active, hands-on learning style. Small group sizes are expected this fall, allowing you more personal attention from our instructors. If this sounds like an environment you could thrive in, check out each program in the link included!

Complete several graduation requirements including your Augsburg Experience requirement (all off campus programs satisfy this requirement). Additional general education requirements are available on each program, such as Humanities credits, Search for Meaning II, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Modern Language 1 & 2, Fine Arts, and even your Wellness requirement! Check each program page to see which requirements are satisfied at each location.

Students interested in studying off campus this fall can talk with the study abroad & away office to find the right fit for you. Make an appointment with our advisor at: https://go.oncehub.com/AndreaDvorak

Find Your Fall Program

Save the Date to Celebrate Nancy Guilbeault on May 10

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

After 41 years of service Nancy Guilbeault is graduating from Augsburg or actually retiring. As the Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling Nancy has been instrumental in so many collaborations with departments and student organizations. She at one time had both yoga and tai chi on campus and the CWC due to Nancy’s persistence hosted several successful convocations on mental health and wellness. Nancy has given so much of her time and talent for students and has been a tireless advocate for the CWC. Please join us to celebrate Nancy and share your words of advice and good wishes for the next part of Nancy’s journey in retirement. Nancy’s “graduation” date is Wednesday 6/30/2021. Her virtual celebration will be Monday 5/10 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm via zoom.
Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16mv8TwHYJ7baeXAw2e2_dYsrsg4ohSk_5JXYf2VqW1I/edit?usp=sharing

Advocate for Minnesota State Grant Program

submitted by bogen@augsburg.edu

We have one final opportunity to communicate with Gov. Tim Walz and key state legislators about the importance of helping Augsburg students by increasing funding for the State Grant program. These need-based grants impact 48% of Augsburg undergraduate students.

The current legislative session is coming to a close, and now is a critical time to ask Minnesotan policymakers to invest in college students and increase the size of the State Grant. In February, your support helped send over 1,500 messages to Gov. Walz and elected officials.

You can advocate for the State Grant program by utilizing the Minnesota Private College Council’s advocacy system, Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid, by clicking the link below. The link allows you to easily contact Gov. Walz and your elected state officials with a message supporting the State Grant program.

Advocates for Minnesota Student Aid

Updated Information on May 1 Robbery

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Public Safety staff received additional information regarding the robbery that occurred on 5/1 that the incident began with the suspects rear ending the victim’s vehicle. When the victims exited their vehicle to view the damage and exchange insurance information, one suspect stole a purse from the victim’s vehicle, while another got into the victim’s vehicle and drove away. One of the victims attempted to chase the suspect who stole the purse, but stopped when the suspect with the purse pulled out a gun.

– If you are involved in an accident on campus, remain in your vehicle and call Public Safety at 612-330-1717 or contact Public Safety using the CampusShield safety app
– If you are a victim of a crime, do not attempt to chase or apprehend the suspect – focus on details of the suspect(s) that could help identify them and contact Public Safety staff as soon as it is safe to do so

The timely notice on the Public Safety website has been updated with this information.

Public Safety Website

Mary Laurel True Farewell; May 6, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Zoom

submitted by peacock@augsburg.edu

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to Augsburg and our surrounding communities, Mary Laurel True has moved on to a new position with the Community Action Center of Northfield. Her passion and talent for connecting campus and community in so many meaningful, creative ways will be greatly missed.

The original plan was to gather outdoors for a send-off in true Mary Laurel style, but the large number of people who want to celebrate Mary Laurel has led to shifting to a virtual event due to COVID restrictions. So, on Thursday, May 6th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM we will honor Mary Laurel in a virtual celebration on Zoom. There will be an opportunity for folks to share stories, expressions of gratitude, and best wishes. Please join friends and colleagues to celebrate all that Mary Laurel has meant to Augsburg and our neighbors!

Zoom link for the celebration: https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/97818950402

Support MS and HS Students: Judge for the East African Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students.

Our East African Debate League affirms & celebrates East African identity while teaching students fundamental debate skills. This year’s debate topic is about the pros and cons of POC representation on the police force.

Are you interested in supporting students’ personal and academic growth? Sign up to judge! No experience is required. Debates are held in English. We provide training before every tournament.

Tournaments are held 100% virtually.

Please sign up for upcoming judge shifts below. Please direct questions to mnudl@augsburg.edu. We hope to see you there!

Learn More & Sign Up

Join Us at Virtual Speech and Debate Camp for Middle and High School Students This Summer

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) for middle and high school students is open for registration!

MDAW is a collaborative effort between The Minnesota Urban Debate League (a program of Augsburg University) and The University of Minnesota Debate Team. Our goal is to increase access to speech & debate for schools, coaches, and students entering 5th – 12th grade providing a high quality, virtual summer camp experience to students in the Twin Cities Metro, the Upper Midwest region, and across the US!

Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available.

2021 Virtual Speech & Debate Camp Offerings

Middle School (all online)
– Middle School Policy Debate Camp
– Middle School Speech Camp
– Middle School Congressional Debate Camp

For more details, costs, and registration visit: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/ms

High School (all online)
– Congressional Debate Camp (1 session)
– Policy Debate Camp (3 sessions)
– Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
– Core – for beginning and intermediate (advanced students may attend as camp leaders)
– Core and Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
For more details, cost and registration visit: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/hs

Sign up today! Please direct any questions to mnudl@augsburg.edu.

Fluent in Spanish? Judge for the MNUDL’s Spanish Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

Our Spanish Debate League is designed to affirm & empower Spanish-speaking students. The program is held entirely in Spanish.

Spanish Debate League is being held 100% virtually this year in response to COVID-19. This year’s topic is the impact of social media on society. We need volunteer judges! Can you help?

All rounds and judging will be entirely in Spanish. Judges watch debate rounds and then evaluate teams on argumentation, logic, and public speaking skills. Judges must be fluent in Spanish, but no prior judging experience is necessary to volunteer; judges receive a short training and all necessary materials prior to the start of tournaments.

If you’re interested, please sign up below. Email mnudl@augsburg.edu with any additional questions.

Learn More & Sign Up

New P-card Administrator – Becky Dorscheid

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

We want to welcome Rebecca (Becky) Dorscheid to the Augsburg team as our new Associate Controller! In addition to her vast responsibilities in this new role, she will also be taking over these administrative duties for P-cards starting Monday, May 10, 2021:
– Account creation/closure
– Password reset
– Monthly spending limit adjustments
– Change in Approver/Reconciler assignments

All P-card related correspondence as well as monthly reconciliation materials (receipts & statements) should be sent to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Hybrid All Hands Meeting Thursday

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email events@augsburg.edu to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Please Join CWC to Celebrate Dianne Detloff’s Retirement

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

Dianne Detloff’s retirement celebration is on Thursday, May 6th from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.
Come with your memories, stories, appreciation and good wishes for Dianne.

With more than twenty years of dedicated service, Dianne has worked as an Administrative Program Coordinator in the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC). She has welcomed thousands of students to CWC services. She provided leadership for annual CWC Health Fairs, provided leadership for the Augsburg student EPIC program, brought Paws for Learning to campus, organized blood donations with the Memorial Blood Center, arranged flu clinics, and has created a multitude of student programs and events.

Dianne’s last day on campus in May 28th. You can email Dianne at detloff@augsburg.edu or call her at 612-330-1707.

The zoom link for this event is below

Please come join us to CELEBRATE!

https://augsburg-edu-hipaa.zoom.us/j/97134995421?pwd=YU1sZ2tHdHBiOS9janhNMVVuSDIyZz09

Baccalaureate and Interfaith Sending for Class of 2021

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

To honor the Augsburg Class of 2021 and mark the completion of their studies, Campus Ministry would like to offer two online services that would usually have been held on campus. The entire Augsburg community is invited to participate in these services.

The first is our Baccalaureate Service https://youtu.be/xAJYkbpYj3M, which is a festive service of music and word held for the graduating class, friends, and family members celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg and offering our blessings to you as you go out into the world. This is a Christian worship service, open to all. The online service this year is filled with joy and thanksgiving. Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres offers a blessing sermon for the class and the service features music performed by University Organist Mark Sedio, the Global Harmony choir, and student singers. A pdf of the bulletin is available online http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/Baccalaureate_service_2021.pdf. An audio-description version of the service is also available.

You are also invited to watch the Interfaith Community Sending service. https://youtu.be/4Y4tLtk7dl0 Graduating students of all religious and secular identities are invited to watch this interfaith service celebrating your educational journey. This service is a special time of reflection and blessing led by the Interfaith Scholar Cohort of 2020-21.

Campus Ministry Blog

Free Groceries from Campus Cupboard this Summer

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard still offers free grocery deliveries on and off campus for students during the summer! If you live on campus or can pick up your food on campus, fill out this linked form whenever you need groceries. If you live off campus and would like food delivered to you, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu to get on our weekly delivery route!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX9-yo3X9PxW5WEpUyqS8JPT8gRmNpsK6T1RPiRIfH47A98g/viewform

Nancy Guilbeault Retirement Gathering Monday, May 10

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Dr. Nancy Guilbeault, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling is retiring from Augsburg on June 30th! Please help celebrate, honor and recognize Nancy’s 41 years of service to Augsburg on Monday 5/10 from 1 – 2:30 pm via zoom. This will be an opportunity for the community to share their appreciation for Nancy’s many contributions to the Augsburg community, and to share good wishes for the next chapter of her life. We hope even on Zoom, we can come together to honor the warmth, connection and healing presence Nancy has brought to our students and the entire Augsburg community these many many years.

Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16mv8TwHYJ7baeXAw2e2_dYsrsg4ohSk_5JXYf2VqW1I/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday, 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

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/

Free Groceries from Campus Cupboard this Summer

submitted by jacobsn@augsburg.edu

Campus Cupboard still offers free grocery deliveries on and off campus for students during the summer! If you live on campus or can pick up your food on campus, fill out this linked form whenever you need groceries. If you live off campus and would like food delivered to you, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu to get on our weekly delivery route!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX9-yo3X9PxW5WEpUyqS8JPT8gRmNpsK6T1RPiRIfH47A98g/viewform

Hybrid All Hands Meeting Thursday

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email events@augsburg.edu to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Timely Notice: Armed Robbery on Minneapolis Campus

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On Saturday, May 1, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that at approximately 3:15 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at the intersection of 8th St S and 20th Ave S. The victim was stopped in their vehicle at the intersection of 8th St S and 20th Ave S when they were approached by two males. One male pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim get out of their vehicle; the victim complied, and the males entered the vehicle and left on 20th Ave S, followed by the suspects’ vehicle. The suspects’ vehicle is a black Nissan with Minnesota license plate 353-PUJ.

STATUS: Augsburg Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police (MPD) are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact MPD or Augsburg DPS at 612-330-1717.

DPS is grateful to the members of the Augsburg community who promptly called x1717 to notify DPS of this incident. To all our community members, please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: www.augsburg.edu/dps and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).

To view the full Timely Notice, please visit the Public Safety website.

Department of Public Safety website

Support East African Students: Judge the MNUDL’s Virtual East African Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students.

Our East African Debate League affirms & celebrates East African identity while teaching students fundamental debate skills. This year’s debate topic is about the pros and cons of POC representation on the police force.

Are you interested in supporting students’ personal and academic growth? Sign up to judge! No experience is required. Debates are held in English. We provide training before every tournament.

Tournaments are held 100% virtually.

Please sign up for upcoming judge shifts below. Please direct questions to mnudl@augsburg.edu. We hope to see you there!

Learn More & Sign Up

Fluent in Spanish? Judge for the MNUDL’s Spanish Debate League (All Virtual)

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

Our Spanish Debate League is designed to affirm & empower Spanish-speaking students. The program is held entirely in Spanish.

Spanish Debate League is being held 100% virtually this year in response to COVID-19. This year’s topic is the impact of social media on society. We need volunteer judges! Can you help?

All rounds and judging will be entirely in Spanish. Judges watch debate rounds and then evaluate teams on argumentation, logic, and public speaking skills. Judges must be fluent in Spanish, but no prior judging experience is necessary to volunteer; judges receive a short training and all necessary materials prior to the start of tournaments.

If you’re interested, please sign up below. Email mnudl@augsburg.edu with any additional questions.

Learn More & Sign Up

Join us at Virtual Speech and Debate Camp for Middle and High School Students This Summer

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Debate and Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) for middle and high school students is open for registration!

MDAW is a collaborative effort between The Minnesota Urban Debate League (a program of Augsburg University) and The University of Minnesota Debate Team. Our goal is to increase access to speech & debate for schools, coaches, and students entering 5th – 12th grade providing a high quality, virtual summer camp experience to students in the Twin Cities Metro, the Upper Midwest region, and across the US!

Scholarships, discounts, and payment plans are available.

2021 Virtual Speech & Debate Camp Offerings

Middle School (all online)
– Middle School Policy Debate Camp
– Middle School Speech Camp
– Middle School Congressional Debate Camp

For more details, costs, and registration visit: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/ms

High School (all online)
– Congressional Debate Camp (1 session)
– Policy Debate Camp (3 sessions)
– Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
– Core – for beginning and intermediate (advanced students may attend as camp leaders)
– Core and Extended – for intermediate and advanced students
For more details, cost and registration visit: augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/mdaw/hs

Sign up today! Please direct any questions to mnudl@augsburg.edu.

Learn More & Sign Up

Nancy Guilbeault’s Graduation Party May 10

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Nancy Guilbeault is graduating (retiring) from Augsburg! And we are having a celebration for the 41 years she dedicated to the Augsburg community. On Monday, May 10, from 1-2:30pm, we will honor Nancy in a virtual celebration. There will be an opportunity for folks to share their appreciation for Nancy’s many contributions to the Augsburg community, and to share good wishes for the next chapter of her life. We are hoping that even on Zoom, we can gather with warmth, humor, and creativity, to honor the warmth, connection and healing presence Nancy has brought to our students and the entire Augsburg community. Nancy’s graduation date is June 30.

Zoom link for the celebration (please put on your calendar)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16mv8TwHYJ7baeXAw2e2_dYsrsg4ohSk_5JXYf2VqW1I/edit?usp=sharing

Facilities Management Cleaning Practices

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

As faculty and staff return to Augsburg University offices, the Facilities Department wants to share information about our cleaning practices.

Custodians are focused on cleaning classrooms, common spaces, and bathrooms. As a reminder, they will clean office suites daily and individual offices one day a week once they are made aware that the space is in use again. If your trash needs to be emptied more than that, please empty it into a commonspace trash receptacle, such as those in hallways.

A sanitization station is at most building entrances with gel hand sanitizer and foaming hand sanitizer. There also are disinfectant wipes to use in your office as well as in common and shared spaces after use.

Please put in a custodial request to refill gel hand sanitizer in building dispensers if they’re empty as well as for more disinfectant wipes or for any other custodial needs.

Baccalaureate and Interfaith Sending for Class of 2021

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

To honor the Augsburg Class of 2021 and mark the completion of their studies, Campus Ministry would like to offer two online services that would usually have been held on campus. The entire Augsburg community is invited to participate in these services.

The first is our Baccalaureate Service https://youtu.be/xAJYkbpYj3M, which is a festive service of music and word held for the graduating class, friends, and family members celebrating the completion of your studies at Augsburg and offering our blessings to you as you go out into the world. This is a Christian worship service, open to all. The online service this year is filled with joy and thanksgiving. Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres offers a blessing sermon for the class and the service features music performed by University Organist Mark Sedio, the Global Harmony choir, and student singers. A pdf of the bulletin is available online http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/Baccalaureate_service_2021.pdf. An audio-description version of the service is also available.

You are also invited to watch the Interfaith Community Sending service. https://youtu.be/4Y4tLtk7dl0 Graduating students of all religious and secular identities are invited to watch this interfaith service celebrating your educational journey. This service is a special time of reflection and blessing led by the Interfaith Scholar Cohort of 2020-21.

https://www.augsburg.edu/campusministry/2021/04/29/baccalaureate-and-interfaith-sending-services-for-class-of-2021/

Campus Ministry News

Student Campus Box Closure/Survey

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

As the end of the academic year has arrived please make sure to check your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the digital survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16 2021) we will be closing all student campus boxes unless otherwise notified. Before the fall semester starts we will reassign campus boxes to all residential students. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( https://forms.gle/7VW5CUfDmkzoHVTL6 ) or send us an email (mailship@augsburg.edu) with any relevant information. There is also an option to be keep your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall. If you do not fill out the survey, we will close your campus box and return to sender any mail in the box.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will be returned to sender or recycled. We can also only forward to US addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted (July 16 2021). Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option, it is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the USPS or the University, just the Mailroom.

Copy Center Summer Hours

submitted by suter@augsburg.edu

With the end of the semester, the Augsburg Copy Center will be changing to our summer hours effective Monday, May 3.
The Copy Center will be open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
If you need assistance outside of these hours please let us know and we will work out how best to assist you.
Mail Room and Shipping/Receiving hours will remain unchanged.

Thank You,
Central Services Staff
Jeni, Cody, Billy & Mike

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

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/