Increased Security Around Off-campus File Access

submitted by matthias@augsburg.edu

As part of Information Technology’s ongoing effort to protect the security of your files, an additional security measure will be placed into effect on June 7th. Apple computer users accessing network drives from off-campus using the AFP or SMB file protocols will require the added security of our OpenVPN and Duo software.

For more information on using the OpenVPN software, please visit http://go.augsburg.edu/macvpn

For more information on Duo (part of Augsburg’s cybersecurity work), please visit https://inside.augsburg.edu/it/mfa-faq

Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and more frequently asked questions: http://www.mcnvista.org/faq

Learn more about the MNUDL: https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/

Learn More and Apply

Dr. Michael Wentzel receives Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Grant

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Dr. Michael Wentzel (Chemistry) received a new grant award of nearly $15,000 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Toxicity Reduction program. In the two-year project, green chemistry will be developed as a unifying theme throughout the chemistry curriculum at Augsburg University. Non-major courses will have a new introduction component to green chemistry emphasized in unique laboratory experiments. The chemistry major curriculum already has a large number of green chemistry principles woven in it, but this work will unify these into a clear message across multiple courses. Finally, a new course on green chemistry and toxicology will serve as a capstone on this theme. Dr. Wentzel will collaborate with multiple faculty in the Chemistry department, as well as undergraduate students, in order to carry out this impactful project.

Grants and Sponsored Programs

Walk-ups Welcome for Free Single Dose Vaccine at State Fairgrounds

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

You can walk up or make an appointment for the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the State Fairgrounds through June 8. The site is open noon to 8 p.m. daily. No insurance or ID is needed. If you sign up, a free Metro Transit pass for the day of your appointment is provided in your confirmation text message and email.

Walk Up Vaccine or Make an Appointment

Summer Scholarship Opportunity

submitted by saladha@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Education Department is pleased to announce multiple funding opportunities for licensure-track students of Color and Indigenous students. We were fortunate to receive a generous grant from the Minnesota Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER).

Only students who are juniors, seniors, or MAT status may apply. The grant will cover only courses that lead to licensure. Undergraduate and graduate students are required to apply each semester for a one or two credit tuition award.

Undergraduate students:
The grant will cover 1 credit per semester at a cost of $1,228 for undergraduate students.
Graduate students:
The grant will cover 2 credits per semester at a cost of $509 per credit for a total of $1018.
Stipend for student teachers:

Students who are interested must complete the grant application to receive summer 2021 tuition assistance.

Tuition reimbursement application:

https://forms.gle/cvd3cNhz79DTQeQv8

Please share this information with your students who may qualify to receive this grant. Please reach out to Hana Salad if you have any questions at saladha@augsburg.edu

Thank you

Hana Salad

https://forms.gle/cvd3cNhz79DTQeQv8

Memorial Day – Timesheet and Payroll Deadlines

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

**Payroll Deadlines change due to Memorial Day holiday: Payroll and HR Closed Monday, May 31**

Routine Benefit or Payroll Forms Deadline: Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 pm
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please submit any change forms to HR by noon Thursday, May 27. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding (W-4 form) changes. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets
If you will not be working over the Memorial Day weekend or on the holiday, please submit your timesheet to your supervisor by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking 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

Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

Part-Time Opportunity: Somali Interpreter

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Community Aid Network (CANMN) is a volunteer-led mutual aid site located in Minneapolis, MN. We work to build mutual aid bonds with our neighbors, organize volunteers and redistribute resources to ensure everyone has the means for dignified survival.

CANMN is looking for a Somali interpreter to provide assistance during community distribution days. Main duties would include taking food and supply orders and answering questions related to distribution. There is also a potential future need for written translation.

This is a part-time PAID position. Hours are flexible. Distribution days are Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 – 4pm, and are divided into two shifts each day (11:30am – 2pm and 2 – 4:30pm). Physical demands for this position include standing for sustained periods of time and some moderate lifting (i.e. helping to load food orders into vehicles).

CANMN operates out of the Children’s Theatre Company/Minneapolis Institute of Art at 2400 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis.

We follow all COVID-19 safety regulations, as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If interested, please email Lara Crombie at crombie@augsburg.edu.
To learn more about CANMN, visit https://www.canmn.org/.

CANMN Website

Dr. Michael Wentzel Receives Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Grant

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

Dr. Michael Wentzel (Chemistry) received a new grant award of nearly $15,000 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Toxicity Reduction program. In the two-year project, green chemistry will be developed as a unifying theme throughout the chemistry curriculum at Augsburg University. Non-major courses will have a new introduction component to green chemistry emphasized in unique laboratory experiments. The chemistry major curriculum already has a large number of green chemistry principles woven in it, but this work will unify these into a clear message across multiple courses. Finally, a new course on green chemistry and toxicology will serve as a capstone on this theme. Dr. Wentzel will collaborate with multiple faculty in the Chemistry department, as well as undergraduate students, in order to carry out this impactful project.

Grants and Sponsored Programs

Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and more frequently asked questions: http://www.mcnvista.org/faq

Learn more about the MNUDL: https://www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague/

Learn More and Apply

Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

Forum Podcast Ep. 65: Developing Manager Inclusion Habits in the Virtual Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Kathy Kacher (Career/Life Alliance Services; The SMART Workplace), Latoya Burrell (Anderson Foundation), and Anu Mandapati (Talking Talent, Inc.) explore ways your organization can “up-skill” its managers to create excellent team cultures regardless of where managers and the team are working from.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p65/

Memorial Day – Timesheet and Payroll Deadlines

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

**Payroll Deadlines change due to Memorial Day holiday: Payroll and HR Closed Monday, May 31**

Routine Benefit or Payroll Forms Deadline: Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 pm
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please submit any change forms to HR by noon Thursday, May 27. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding (W-4 form) changes. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets
If you will not be working over the Memorial Day weekend or on the holiday, please submit your timesheet to your supervisor by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking 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

Join Model UN in Chicago this Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American Model United Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to the United Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

We will accept applications until September 1, 2021 or until the program fills.

Prerequisite: students must complete thePOL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of September1!

Forum Webinar, A Psychologically Safe Workplace is the New Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: June 17, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm central
Presenters: Jesse Bridges, EVERFI  |  Erin McClintock, EVERFI

2020 brought with it an international a pandemic, a financial crisis, a polarizing presidential election, and an acute and overdue focus on racial and structural inequities. The effects still ripple in 2021, with one being a renewed energy and focus to create safe and healthy work environments, for all. This requires not only enduring conversations about workplace equity, but also “lifting up the hood” and exploring where employees’ ability to flourish, connect and contribute without fear of retribution may be hindered. In this podcast, speakers will discuss the connections between psychological safety, well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes
Identify actionable strategies for promoting psychological safety in the workplace
Apply the eight (8) dimensions of wellness in the workplace
Use an organizational diagnostic to assess equitable wellness

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/a-psychologically-safe-workplace-is-the-new-normal/

Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

Tomorrow, 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/

Memorial Day – Timesheet and Payroll Deadlines

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

**Payroll Deadlines change due to Memorial Day holiday: Payroll and HR Closed Monday, May 31**

Routine Benefit or Payroll Forms Deadline: Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 pm
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please submit any change forms to HR by noon Thursday, May 27. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding (W-4 form) changes. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets
If you will not be working over the Memorial Day weekend or on the holiday, please submit your timesheet to your supervisor by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking 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

Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and FAQ: http://www.mcnvista.org/faq

Learn More and Apply

Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and FAQ: http://www.mcnvista.org/faq

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

18 More Staff/Faculty Needed for Commencement

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

As you can imagine implementing an event like commencement takes a village. I’m looking for Augsburg faculty and staff that would be interested in helping at the June 8 commencement ceremony.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
U.S. Bank Stadium

4:30 p.m. Graduate Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Guest Doors Open

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

8:30 p.m. Ceremony Concludes

Positions Needed:

Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Greet graduates, faculty, family members, and guests of Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium, assist families with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Accessible Seating Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Manage the accessible seating table and seating areas, assist guests with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell, cashdar@augsburg.edu, by Friday, May 28 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

Memorial Day – Timesheet and Payroll Deadlines

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

**Payroll Deadlines change due to Memorial Day holiday: Payroll and HR Closed Monday, May 31**

Routine Benefit or Payroll Forms Deadline: Thursday, May 27 at 12:00 pm
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please submit any change forms to HR by noon Thursday, May 27. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding (W-4 form) changes. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheets
If you will not be working over the Memorial Day weekend or on the holiday, please submit your timesheet to your supervisor by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 28.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking 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

Memorial Hall Air Conditioners and Facilities Management Updates

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Memorial Hall Faculty/Staff who are working in their office this summer and need an air conditioner installed, please submit a Facilities work order request.

Old Main renovations continue with an expected completion date of May 31.

Environmental action projects will continue throughout the summer.

For more complete information, use the link provided which will take you to the Facilities Management website.

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

Year-End Expense Deadline June 14, 2021

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms

Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayableaugsburg.edu or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf (kampf@augsburg.edu X1260) by Monday, June 14, 2021.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. Email your statement and receipts to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2021, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 27, 2021. Our office is open Wednesday and Thursdays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Forum Webinar, A Psychologically Safe Workplace is the New Normal

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: June 17, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm central
Presenters: Jesse Bridges, EVERFI  |  Erin McClintock, EVERFI

2020 brought with it an international a pandemic, a financial crisis, a polarizing presidential election, and an acute and overdue focus on racial and structural inequities. The effects still ripple in 2021, with one being a renewed energy and focus to create safe and healthy work environments, for all. This requires not only enduring conversations about workplace equity, but also “lifting up the hood” and exploring where employees’ ability to flourish, connect and contribute without fear of retribution may be hindered. In this podcast, speakers will discuss the connections between psychological safety, well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes
Identify actionable strategies for promoting psychological safety in the workplace
Apply the eight (8) dimensions of wellness in the workplace
Use an organizational diagnostic to assess equitable wellness

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/a-psychologically-safe-workplace-is-the-new-normal/

Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p63/

Vocation of a Lutheran Higher Education Conference Registration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Called to Place: Community Responsive Education
A virtual conference hosted by Augsburg University
July 12 – 15, 2021

The 2021 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference (formerly, the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference) for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene daily, July 12 – 15, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time, except the session on July 13th, which will meet 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

The theme of the 2021 conference is “Called to Place: Community Responsive Education.” Participants will consider how local landscapes, neighborhoods, events, and people influence the missions, identities, and institutional vocations of our colleges and universities, along with our individual callings related to antiracism in our particular communities.

For more information on each of the sessions and speakers, please see the conference program. http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/2021_VOLHE_Conference_Agenda.pdf

Registration requires two steps. The first step is registering to receive the two Zoom links that will give you access to the conference. These links are included in the registration form. The second step is to complete daily session registration information below on this form. Both steps are necessary for registration. There is no registration fee for the 2021 conference.

Conference participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions of the conference.

Note: Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu for more information about registration.

The Vocation of a Lutheran Higher Education Conference is supported by the Network of ECLA Colleges and Universities.

Conference Registration

Congratulations to Seven Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.

Winners include:

Yordanos Adenew, a Marketing and Management double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece this Fall 2021

Ruti Mejia, an Interdisciplinary Studies and AIS double major who plans to complete Augsburg’s Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement program in Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador in Fall 2021

Ingri Ramirez Martin a Sociology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gaukin University in Kofu, Japan in Spring 2022

Lexington Thibodeaux, a Communications major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Fall 2021

Since 2008, seventy-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $284,000. In addition, over the last 10 semesters, Augsburg’s Gilman win rate has averaged over 60% – of 38 completed applications in that time, we have had 23 winners!

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Casey Jarvala, Catherine Maun and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats Yordi, Ingri, Ruti, Lexi — and all our winners this round!

Learn about the Gilman scholarship

Free – 3 “Scholar Pro” Display Boards

submitted by peacocks@augsburg.edu

Heavy duty corrugated board, tri-fold design, with banner sign connector.
White surface. Size is 36” high x 48” total width.
All three are in excellent shape with only minor tape marks.
Two boards are complete tri-fold; one board is missing one side panel.
New ones sell for $20 (See: https://www.wayfair.com/school-furniture-and-supplies/pdp/sanford-lp-scholar-pro-display-board-art-board-udi1190.html)

Special Faculty Senate Meeting 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 25

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Faculty Senate will convene for a special conversation outside their usual schedule to close discussions regarding a few outstanding topics from the school year. Faculty Senate meetings are open to any Faculty member who wishes to attend.

Interested Faculty can reach out to Arielle Mayper at mayper@augsburg.edu to receive a copy of the agenda and an invitation to attend.

Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p63/

Thursday, 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/

Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!
About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and FAQ: http://www.mcnvista.org/faq

Learn More & Apply by June 15th

Student Loan Debt – Need Help?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Having trouble paying your student loan debt or need help understanding options? Lutheran Social Services offers assistance to help you through it all. Due to COVID, they are offering phone consultations to help. Whether your are currently enrolled or a new graduate, help is available. See the link below for more information.

https://www.lssmn.org/financialcounseling/financial-wellness-services/student-loan-debt

Mental Health Awarness Month

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and you can find many resources on the Center for Wellness & Counseling website at www.augsburg.edu/cwc Also the link below has some great ideas from the JED Foundation on 10 Ways to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Check it out.

https://www.jedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/10-Ways-to-Celebrate-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month-6.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JED%20Newsletter%20for%20Campus%20Professionals%20May%202021&utm_content=JED%20Newsletter%20for%20Campus%20Professionals%20May%202021+CID_95689f709270fcedce0f443aa16d2b68&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=10%20Ways%20to%20Celebrate%20Mental%20Health%20Awareness%20Month

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thank you to everyone who showed up for this year’s “3 Days in May” sessions and a special thank you to everyone who helped to facilitate any of these sharing and learning opportunities.

The folder linked below contains available recordings and resources from the “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

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 | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

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 Link (doc can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Paid Part-Time Opportunity: Somali Interpreter

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Community Aid Network (CANMN) is a volunteer-led mutual aid site located in Minneapolis, MN. We work to build mutual aid bonds with our neighbors, organize volunteers and redistribute resources to ensure everyone has the means for dignified survival.

CANMN is looking for a Somali interpreter to provide assistance during community distribution days. Main duties would include taking food and supply orders and answering questions related to distribution. There is also a potential future need for written translation.

This is a part-time PAID position. Hours are flexible. Distribution days are Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 – 4pm, and are divided into two shifts each day (11:30am – 2pm and 2 – 4:30pm). Physical demands for this position include standing for sustained periods of time and some moderate lifting (i.e. helping to load food orders into vehicles).

CANMN operates out of the Children’s Theatre Company/Minneapolis Institute of Art at 2400 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis.

We follow all COVID-19 safety regulations, as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If interested, please email Lara Crombie at crombie@augsburg.edu.
To learn more about CANMN, visit https://www.canmn.org/.

CANMN Website

Walk-in Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Clinic TODAY, May 20, 1–3 p.m. at People’s Center

 

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

People’s Center Clinic at 425 20th Avenue South (across Riverside Avenue from Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus) is offering a free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday afternoon, May 20, from 1 – 3 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, but participants need to be at least 18 years old.

The vaccine that will be provided at this clinic is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

People interested in getting a vaccine on today should arrive at the People’s Center Clinic between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The time required to get the vaccine and complete the post-vaccination waiting period is about 20 to 30 minutes. If you have health insurance, please bring that information with you. If you do not have insurance, you can still get the vaccine; insurance is not required.

Now Hiring: Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Role at the Minnesota Urban Debate League

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Do you want to build your community engagement skills in a professional nonprofit setting? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA by June 15th!

About the MNUDL

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University, located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We provide academic competitive debate programming to Twin Cities-area middle and high school students. Our mission is to empower debaters to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

The Community Debate Liaison Role

Our VISTA role, beginning in August 2021, is designed to build capacity for our fast-growing Spanish Debate League and East African Debate programs. In these programs, education leaders in the Latine and East African communities took the historic debate model and adapted it to suit their community’s needs. The VISTA member will serve as a community liaison, promoting our programs more broadly throughout the Twin Cities area and establishing new relationships within universities, corporate affinity groups, area nonprofits, and more.

Note: Spanish or Somali speaking skills preferred, but not required.

Benefits

AmeriCorps VISTAs receive training, a choice of an education award or end of service stipend, an education award upon successful completion of service, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance if eligible, living allowance, and a stipend. The Community Debate Liaison will be a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits VISTA cohort.

Questions about the role? Email Rebecca Froehlich at froehlic@augsburg.edu.

Learn more about the role via CNCS: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104223

Learn More and Apply by June 15th

Apply to be a LEAD Fellow Today

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Apply here

Fellowship Fridays are Back for Summer

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 | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

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 Link (doc can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thank you to everyone who showed up for this year’s “3 Days in May” sessions and a special thank you to everyone who helped to facilitate any of these sharing and learning opportunities.

The folder linked below contains available recordings and resources from the “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

Congratulations to Seven Gilman Scholarship Winners

submitted by dvorak@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce SEVEN Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The applicant pool is highly competitive, but the hard work and determination of these students paved the way for their amazing accomplishment.  

Winners include:

Yordanos Adenew, a Marketing and Management double major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece this Fall 2021 

Ruti Mejia, an Interdisciplinary Studies and AIS double major who plans to complete Augsburg’s Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement program in Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador in Fall 2021 

Ingri Ramirez Martin a Sociology major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner at iCLA Yamanashi Gaukin University in Kofu, Japan in Spring 2022

Lexington Thibodeaux, a Communications major who plans to study at Augsburg’s exchange partner American College of Greece in Fall 2021

Since 2008, seventy-two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $284,000. In addition, over the last 10 semesters, Augsburg’s Gilman win rate has averaged over 60% – of 38 completed applications in that time, we have had 23 winners! 

It takes a village to support students in their application process. Many thanks to Casey Jarvala, Catherine Maun and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors. 

Congrats Yordi, Ingri, Ruti, Lexi — and all our winners this round!

Learn about the Gilman scholarship

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p63/

New — Forum Podcast Ep. 64: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Megan Hughes Johnson (Interfaith Youth Core) and Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core)  answer questions from listeners that attended May 6, 2021 Diversity Insights Presentation webinar Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p64/

Next week, 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/

Graduated and Need Health Insurance?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Graduate with Coverage. Congratulations, graduates!

Are you a recent college grad or will you be graduating soon? Congrats!

Don’t forget to look at your health insurance options so you are covered. If graduating means losing your health insurance, you may qualify for a special enrollment period.

You can stay on a parent’s plan if you are younger than 26, or you can enroll through MNsure on your own.

Free application help is available. Many young adults qualify for low-cost or no-cost options. Health Access MN (https://healthaccess.mn/) is a great free resources to assist you in getting on the state insurance plans. Check out the link below from MNsure.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNSURE/bulletins/2d8d438

Commencement Assistance Needed

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

As you can imagine implementing an event like commencement takes a village. I’m looking for Augsburg faculty and staff that would be interested in helping at the June 8 commencement ceremony.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
U.S. Bank Stadium

4:30 p.m. Graduate Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Guest Doors Open

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

8:30 p.m. Ceremony Concludes

Positions Needed:

Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Greet graduates, faculty, family members, and guests of Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium, assist families with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Accessible Seating Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Manage the accessible seating table and seating areas, assist guests with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Graduate Name Card and Seating Process:
Tuesday, June 8; 3:30pm-6:30 p.m.
Assist graduates with lining up, getting their name cards, and answering questions. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium. Once the ceremony begins, team members will be able to find a seat in the audience, if desired.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell, cashdar@augsburg.edu, by Friday, May 21 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

Office of Admissions Welcomes New Counselors

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to announce we have hired two new admission counselors (one first year and one transfer) to join our team! We ask the campus community to help welcome Ramona Tran as our newest Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions (she joins the first year team along with Josh Owens, Nicole Borwege, and Shonna Fulford).

Ramona comes to us from The College of St. Scholastica where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior (’19) and her MBA in Leadership & Change (’21), and served as the Area Coordinator for Residence Life. Her experience in higher education, her energy, and her passion for working with first generation students will make her an asset to our team and to the larger Augsburg community! Ramona’s first day will be Monday, May 17th.

We also welcome Tim Lawson, the newest Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions (joining Katie Asfeld and Paul Kienberger). Tim is a proud two time Augsburg grad, first with his Bachelor’s in 2009 and then with his MBA in 2015. He lives in Minnetonka with his wife, two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog. Tim says, “I wanted to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be joining the team and the Augsburg community. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from you all.” Tim’s first day will be Tuesday, June 1.

Study Indigenous Peoples Around the World at Model UN this Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Apply now to take the fall semester Model United Nations course, POL 368. Members of this class will participate in the American ModelUnited Nations from November 20-23, 2021, held in Chicago, IL.

In this course, you will gain in-depth understanding of the United Nations and international diplomacy through the process of preparation for attending the conference in November. Students research a country and set of issues for the committee on which they will serve.

The fall 2021 Augsburg delegation will be representing the countries of Guatemala, Namibia and Sweden. In addition, a focus of the class will also be the study of indigenous peoples and their connection to theUnited Nations, with emphasis on Canadian First Nations.

The conference provides experiential learning that enables you to develop a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research. This opportunity is a great chance to put your learning into practice!

We will accept applications until September 1, 2021 or until the program fills.

Prerequisite: students must complete thePOL 160 course before Fall 2021, or have relevant equivalent academic experience.

For more information, contact Professor Liz Klages, who will be teaching the course and leading the delegation to Chicago.

Apply by Priority deadline of September1!

Apply to be a LEAD Fellow Today

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Apply here

Paid Part-Time Opportunity: Somali Interpreter

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Community Aid Network (CANMN) is a volunteer-led mutual aid site located in Minneapolis, MN. We work to build mutual aid bonds with our neighbors, organize volunteers and redistribute resources to ensure everyone has the means for dignified survival.

CANMN is looking for a Somali interpreter to provide assistance during community distribution days. Main duties would include taking food and supply orders and answering questions related to distribution. There is also a potential future need for written translation.

This is a part-time PAID position. Hours are flexible. Distribution days are Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 – 4pm, and are divided into two shifts each day (11:30am – 2pm and 2 – 4:30pm). Physical demands for this position include standing for sustained periods of time and some moderate lifting (i.e. helping to load food orders into vehicles).

CANMN operates out of the Children’s Theatre Company/Minneapolis Institute of Art at 2400 3rd Ave. in Minneapolis.

We follow all COVID-19 safety regulations, as defined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

If interested, please email Lara Crombie at crombie@augsburg.edu.
To learn more about CANMN, visit https://www.canmn.org/.

CANMN Website

Walk-in Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Clinic Thursday, May 20, 1 – 3 p.m. at People’s Center

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

People’s Center Clinic at 425 20th Avenue South (across Riverside Avenue from Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus) is offering a free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday afternoon, May 20, from 1 – 3 p.m.

No appointment is necessary, but participants need to be at least 18 years old.

The vaccine that will be provided at this clinic is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

People interested in getting a vaccine on Thursday should arrive at the People’s Center Clinic between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The time required to get the vaccine and complete the post-vaccination waiting period is about 20 to 30 minutes. If you have health insurance, please bring that information with you. If you do not have insurance, you can still get the vaccine; insurance is not required.

Year-End Expense Deadline – June 14, 2021

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms

Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayableaugsburg.edu or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf (kampf@augsburg.edu X1260) by Monday, June 14, 2021.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. Email your statement and receipts to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2021, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 27, 2021. Our office is open Wednesday and Thursdays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Graduating and Need Health Insurance?

submitted by detloff@augsburg.edu

Graduate with Coverage
Congratulations, graduates!

Graduating from college this spring? Congrats!

Don’t forget to look at your health insurance options so you are covered. If graduating means losing your health insurance, you may qualify for a special enrollment period.

You can stay on a parent’s plan if you are younger than 26, or you can enroll through MNsure on your own.

Free application help is available. Many young adults qualify for low-cost or no-cost options. Check out the link below.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGkXSSSkncQgBWxsnWwxMTWQxNq

2021 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Called to Place: Community Responsive Education
A virtual conference hosted by Augsburg University
July 12 – 15, 2021

The 2021 Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference (formerly, the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference) for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities will convene daily, July 12 – 15, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time, except the session on July 13th, which will meet 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

The theme of the 2021 conference is “Called to Place: Community Responsive Education.” Participants will consider how local landscapes, neighborhoods, events, and people influence the missions, identities, and institutional vocations of our colleges and universities, along with our individual callings related to antiracism in our particular communities.

For more information on each of the sessions and speakers, please see the conference program. http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/2021_VOLHE_Conference_Agenda.pdf

Registration requires two steps. The first step is registering to receive the two Zoom links that will give you access to the conference. These links are included in the registration form. The second step is to complete daily session registration information below on this form. Both steps are necessary for registration. There is no registration fee for the 2021 conference.

Conference participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions of the conference.

Note: Those who need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event are encouraged to contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Remember to have the name, date, and time of the event with you when contacting their office. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu for more information about registration.

The Vocation of a Lutheran Higher Education Conference is supported by the Network of ECLA Colleges and Universities.

Conference Registration

Office of Admissions Welcomes New Counselors

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to announce we have hired two new admission counselors (one first year and one transfer) to join our team! We ask the campus community to help welcome Ramona Tran as our newest Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions (she joins the first year team along with Josh Owens, Nicole Borwege, and Shonna Fulford).

Ramona comes to us from The College of St. Scholastica where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior (’19) and her MBA in Leadership & Change (’21), and served as the Area Coordinator for Residence Life. Her experience in higher education, her energy, and her passion for working with first generation students will make her an asset to our team and to the larger Augsburg community! Ramona’s first day will be Monday, May 17th.

We also welcome Tim Lawson, the newest Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions (joining Katie Asfeld and Paul Kienberger). Tim is a proud two time Augsburg grad, first with his Bachelor’s in 2009 and then with his MBA in 2015. He lives in Minnetonka with his wife, two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog. Tim says, “I wanted to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be joining the team and the Augsburg community. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from you all.” Tim’s first day will be Tuesday, June 1.

Tomorrow, Forum Presentaion, 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

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

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.

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

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p63/

Update from CTL on Professional Travel Grants for Faculty

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Physical travel grant applications are now being accepted for conference presenters. Participant grant applications are still being accepted for virtual conferences but not when physical travel is involved. Go to https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/ for information and the application.

Information regarding Adjunct Professional Development Grants can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/professional-development-for-adjunct-union-members/.

Contact ctl@augsburg.edu with questions.

Fellowship Fridays are Back for Summer

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 | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

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 Link (doc can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thank you to everyone who showed up for this year’s “3 Days in May” sessions and a special thank you to everyone who helped to facilitate any of these sharing and learning opportunities.

The folder linked below contains available recordings and resources from the “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

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/

Thursday, Forum Presentaion, 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

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

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.

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

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p63/

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thank you to everyone who showed up for this year’s “3 Days in May” sessions and a special thank you to everyone who helped to facilitate any of these sharing and learning opportunities.

The folder linked below contains available recordings and resources from the “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021

Office of Admissions Welcomes New Counselors

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to announce we have hired two new admission counselors (one first year and one transfer) to join our team! We ask the campus community to help welcome Ramona Tran as our newest Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions (she joins the first year team along with Josh Owens, Nicole Borwege, and Shonna Fulford).

Ramona comes to us from The College of St. Scholastica where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior (’19) and her MBA in Leadership & Change (’21), and served as the Area Coordinator for Residence Life. Her experience in higher education, her energy, and her passion for working with first generation students will make her an asset to our team and to the larger Augsburg community! Ramona’s first day will be Monday, May 17th.

We also welcome Tim Lawson, the newest Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions (joining Katie Asfeld and Paul Kienberger). Tim is a proud two time Augsburg grad, first with his Bachelor’s in 2009 and then with his MBA in 2015. He lives in Minnetonka with his wife, two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog. Tim says, “I wanted to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be joining the team and the Augsburg community. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from you all.” Tim’s first day will be Tuesday, June 1.

Fellowship Fridays are Back for Summer

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 | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

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 Link (doc can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Year-End Expense Deadline – June 14, 2021

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms

Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayableaugsburg.edu or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf (kampf@augsburg.edu X1260) by Monday, June 14, 2021.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. Email your statement and receipts to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2021, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 27, 2021. Our office is open Wednesday and Thursdays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Update from CTL on Professional Travel Grants for Faculty

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Physical travel grant applications are now being accepted for conference presenters. Participant grant applications are still being accepted for virtual conferences but not when physical travel is involved. Go to https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/ for information and the application.

Information regarding Adjunct Professional Development Grants can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/professional-development-for-adjunct-union-members/.

Contact ctl@augsburg.edu with questions.

Dumplings Workshop

submitted by herpp8@augsburg.edu

Curious on how to make dumplings? Join us on Wednesday, May 26th from 6-8pm in Hagfors 108! The limit of individuals available in the Food Lab is 10 people at times (including Campus Kitchen student workers) so do not forget to reserve by signing up with the link provided.

The purpose of Food Lab Workshop is to teach the Augsburg community how to cook a variety of dishes and build community through food. Everything from the ingredients (e.g. Oil and Seasonings) to cooking appliances are provided for students attending workshops. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

Anyone who is interested in attending a workshop, please select the dates you are attending. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

For any questions or concerns, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

Sign Up Form

Campus Kitchen Summer 2021 Open Cooking Hours

submitted by herpp8@augsburg.edu

The Campus Kitchen Food Lab (HAGFORS 108) will be open this summer (May-August). The limit of individuals available in the Food Lab is 10 people at times (including Campus Kitchen student workers). The hours for Open Cooking Hours are always from 6-8pm biweekly on Wednesdays.
Food Lab Open Cooking Hours:
Campus Kitchen hosts open cooking hours in the Food Lab (Hagfors 108)! Attending Open Hours is a great way to experiment with various recipes and cooking techniques. The Food Lab is stocked with a variety of cooking appliances available for student use. We have some ingredients available to share, and please bring your own as well.
Food Lab Workshops:
The purpose of Food Lab Workshop is to teach the Augsburg community how to cook a variety of dishes and build community through food. Everything from the ingredients (e.g. Oil and Seasonings) to cooking appliances are provided for students attending workshops. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.
Anyone who is interested in attending a workshop or open cooking hours, please select the dates you are attending. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
For any questions or concerns, email campuskitchen@augsburg.edu.

Sign Up Form

Update from CTL on Professional Travel Grants for Faculty

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Physical travel grant applications are now being accepted for conference presenters. Participant grant applications are still being accepted for virtual conferences but not when physical travel is involved. Go to https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/ for information and the application.

Information regarding Adjunct Professional Development Grants can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/professional-development-for-adjunct-union-members/.

Contact ctl@augsburg.edu with questions.

Year-End Expense Deadline – June 14, 2021

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms

Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayableaugsburg.edu or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf (kampf@augsburg.edu X1260) by Monday, June 14, 2021.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. Email your statement and receipts to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2021, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 27, 2021. Our office is open Wednesday and Thursdays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Return to Campus Cleaning and Facilities Management Projects Continue

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities Management Old Main remodeling and projects funded by the Environmental Action Committee continue. Also, information about cleaning practices as you return to campus.

For more complete information, follow the link to the Facilities website below.

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

Commencement Team Members Needed

submitted by cashdar@augsburg.edu

As you can imagine implementing an event like commencement takes a village. I’m looking for Augsburg faculty and staff that would be interested in helping at the June 8 commencement ceremony.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
U.S. Bank Stadium

4:30 p.m. Graduate Doors Open

5:00 p.m. Guest Doors Open

6:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins

8:30 p.m. Ceremony Concludes

Positions Needed:

Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Greet graduates, faculty, family members, and guests of Commencement at U.S. Bank Stadium, assist families with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Accessible Seating Ushers, Greeters & Wayfinding Guides:
Tuesday, June 8; 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (end time approximate)
Team Meeting; 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Manage the accessible seating table and seating areas, assist guests with finding a seating location and/or other facilities, hand out programs, wayfinding assistance, and/or other needs. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Graduate Name Card and Seating Process:
Tuesday, June 8; 3:30pm-6:30 p.m.
Assist graduates with lining up, getting their name cards, and answering questions. The position is at U.S. Bank Stadium. Once the ceremony begins, team members will be able to find a seat in the audience, if desired.

If you are able to assist at commencement please email Sarah Cash-Darvell, cashdar@augsburg.edu, by Friday, May 21 with a role preference. Closer to the event additional details will be provided.

Thank you!

Join MN Attorney General Keith Ellison, the MNUDL, and More for our June Criminal Justice Event

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Join Minnesota legal experts, policymakers, and urban debaters to discuss Criminal Justice Reform now for Elimination of Bias credit.

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. We also welcome your free-will donation to our debate programs!

(1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved, 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.

Sign Up to Attend

Apply to be a LEAD Fellow Today

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Apply here

Office of Admissions Welcomes New Counselors

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is happy to announce we have hired two new admission counselors (one first year and one transfer) to join our team! We ask the campus community to help welcome Ramona Tran as our newest Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions (she joins the first year team along with Josh Owens, Nicole Borwege, and Shonna Fulford).

Ramona comes to us from The College of St. Scholastica where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior (’19) and her MBA in Leadership & Change (’21), and served as the Area Coordinator for Residence Life. Her experience in higher education, her energy, and her passion for working with first generation students will make her an asset to our team and to the larger Augsburg community! Ramona’s first day will be Monday, May 17th.

We also welcome Tim Lawson, the newest Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions (joining Katie Asfeld and Paul Kienberger). Tim is a proud two time Augsburg grad, first with his Bachelor’s in 2009 and then with his MBA in 2015. He lives in Minnetonka with his wife, two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog. Tim says, “I wanted to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be joining the team and the Augsburg community. I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from you all.” Tim’s first day will be Tuesday, June 1.

Payroll/Benefits Change Forms Due Today at Noon

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms:
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon TODAY to be processed on the May 21 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.

Student Timesheets:
Student employees should enter hours in their new summer position code only. If you need help finding it, please connect with studentemoyment@augsburg.edu, or payroll@augsburg.edu.

Please submit your timesheet 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

2021 Payroll Schedule

Updated Bookstore Hours for the Week of May 17-21

submitted by gunters@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University Bookstore hours will be as follows for the week of 5/17-5/21
Monday-Friday:
9:00am-4:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

If you have any questions please reach out to us by phone at (612)359-6491, by email at sm592@bncollege.com, or visit us on the bookstore website at Augsburg.bncollege.com.

Bookstore Hours

Forum Podcast – Ep. 63: Dismantling Systems of Oppression from the Inside Out

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Adrienne Kimball (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) and Karen Cohen (Rubicon Programs, Inc.) share Rubicon’s own journey to becoming a social justice organization as well as other helpful resources and insights for others to utilize.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p63/

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/

Apply to be LEAD Fellow Today

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Apply here

Register for the May 19 Leadership Summit Today

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

Attend the 2021 Leadership Summit May 19 — there is no registration fee

The Leadership Summit is back! Join us for the 2021 Augsburg/Midway Chamber of Commerce Leadership Summit – live/zoom format.

The noon keynote speaker for this year’s summit will be President Paul Pribbenow “New Protocols: Life and Work Together after a Pandemic” His presentation will be preceded by an 11am session led by MAL alum Carole Burton on “Equity, Blind Spots, and Perfectionism: The Why’s, How’s, and impact on ROTI”

Augsburg faculty, staff, and graduate students will be able to attend this year’s summit free, but pre-registration is required. If interested, please contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at tuchten@augsburg.edu by Friday May 14. You may attend one or both sessions.

More information on the Leadership Summit

More information on the Leadership Summit

Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The AAC met for the final time this academic year on Wednesday, May 5. The following proposals were approved at that meeting:

Academic Policy: Topics courses may be offered three (3) times before they need to be approved as a permanent course. The course may not be offered a fourth time without AAC permanent approval.

-HPE 203 will become cross-listed with BIO 103.

-SPA 11X is a new course.

-PWC 310 changed its course title.

-PWC 330 is a new course.

-RLN 300 will provide the signature Search for Meaning requirement for advanced transfer students.
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This was the final meeting with Phyllis Kapetanakis as Chair of AAC. It was also the final meeting for former Chair, David Crowe. AAC wants to thank them both for their service, as well as give a special thank-you to Lizzy Hoversten who served as this year’s student representative.

Information about AAC including minutes, proposal forms, and tracking of approvals can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/. A summary of approvals from the last several years can also be found in the link below.
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21-22 Academic Affairs Committee
Emily Schilling, Biology (NSS)
Erin Sugrue, Social Work (PS)
Henry Yoon, Psychology (NSS), at large
Jacob Enger, Business Administration (PS)
Jody Sorensen, MSCS (NSS), at large
Joseph Towle*, Modern Languages (HFA), at large
Reinaldo Moya, Music (HFA)
Sarah Greenfield, English (HFA)
Terrance Kwame-Ross, Education (PS)
Student Member

AAC Proposal Approval Summary

Marketing Team Welcomes Nick Huseby

submitted by swansonl@augsburg.edu

This month 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.

Still Looking for Fulbright Candidates

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