Indoor Mask Requirement Lifted; Campus Buildings Remain on Fob Access

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

As previously announced, Augsburg’s campus-wide indoor mask requirement ended last weekend. If we experience an outbreak of cases on campus, we may temporarily reinstate the indoor mask policy until case rates subside.

As we transition through the summer, working to get as many people vaccinated as possible, there may still be some situations on campus where masks will be required given the particulars of the situation (e.g., large groups with off-campus participants). In those cases, the mask requirement will be communicated to participants in advance to make sure people come prepared to wear a mask.

Of course, any individual who chooses to continue to wear a mask indoors (or outdoors) on campus may continue to do so. The CDC does recommend that unvaccinated people wear masks, as they remain at risk for contracting COVID-19, including newer, more infectious variants.

At this time, campus buildings remain on fob access only for students, faculty, and staff and temporary signs have been posted as a reminder.
Future building fob access is under review and an update will be shared with any changes. Meanwhile, if you need assistance entering a campus building, contact Augsburg’s Public Safety Department at 612-330-1717.

Schield Gives Statistical Literacy Workshop at the US Statistics Conference

submitted by schield@augsburg.edu

Milo Schield, Professor Business Administration, gave an invited two-hour Statistical Literacy workshop at USCOTS: the US Conference on Teaching Statistics. Statistical literacy involves critical thinking about social statistics in the everyday media. The focus is on how everyday statistics can be influenced. Students are encouraged to look for the story behind the statistics. Schield’s workshop was well received with 125 registrations and 41 attendees. Marc Isaacson assisted. Schield is scheduled to give presentations on Statistical Literacy at the meetings of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the American Statistical Association (ASA).

www.StatLit.org

Forum Webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: July 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training
Cost: Free

Register at https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Are you faced with how to engage with your employee resource group (ERG) members during these socially distanced modes of working and living? Do you find the challenges of current times are adding stress and burden to your ERG members and leaders?
This webinar shares key tips and strategies for fostering community, offering relevant programming, and building connections and support for your employee resource groups. We will expose attendees to straightforward processes that enable the engagement of members and leaders for maximum positive impact.
Participants will learn best practices from the field, engage in discussions and idea-sharing, and receive access to resources that can be utilized at their organization for immediate next steps in their own institution’s ERG strategy.

Learning Outcomes
Address current challenges around socially distance work & polarized times
Participate in idea-sharing and learning best practices of how to create connections among ERGs
Gain access to resources that will support ERGs in the workplace

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Farewell to Maxwell Poessnecker

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

Max Poessnecker, Director of LGBTQIA+ Student Services and Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Coordinator, submitted his notice of resignation effective Friday, June 18. We thank Max for his dedication to our LGBTQIA+ students and to the many others with whom he worked during his two years at Augsburg. We wish Max the very best as he moves on to new career opportunities.

Until a replacement is named, please contact Hli Vang, Assistant Dean of Students at vangh@augsburg.edu if you have questions related to LGBTQIA+ student support, or Joanne K. Reeck, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at reeck@augsburg.edu for questions related to equity and inclusion work at Augsburg.

Joanne K. Reeck
Hli Vang

Jamie Randall ’14 ’19 Farewell

submitted by vangh@augsburg.edu

Today, June 30, 2021 will be Jamie Randall ’14 ’19, Director of American Indian Student Services last day as she will be transitioning out of Augsburg. She will be taking her passion and dedication to student learning to Inver Hills Community College. We wish her well as she moves on to new teaching opportunities. Until a replacement is named, please contact Hli Vang, Assistant Dean of Students at vangh@augsburg.edu.

Feedback Form for CRES Black/Africana Studies Candidates

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Thank you to the many faculty, staff, and students who joined our recent candidates for one or more of their interviews. The search committee would greatly appreciate your feedback on these candidates. If you would like to provide feedback, please feel free to use the form below.

CRES Candidate Feedback Form

Next Week’s CRES Candidate Presentations

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

We have two more candidates for the CRES Latine/x Studies faculty position participating in final interviews next week. Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate in either or both the teaching presentation and the scholarship presentations of these finalists (held via Zoom).

Tues., July 6 – Candidate #2
1:00 pm – scholarship presentation

Wed., July 7 – Candidate #2
10:30 am – teaching demonstration

Thurs., July 8 – Candidate #3
1:30 pm – scholarship presentation

Fri., July 8 – Candidate #3
11:00 am – teaching demonstration

If you are interested in attending any of these presentations, please email Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu), and I will send you a calendar invitation with the Zoom link.

Indoor Mask Requirement Lifted; Campus Buildings Remain on Fob Access

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

As previously announced, Augsburg’s campus-wide indoor mask requirement ended this weekend. If we experience an outbreak of cases on campus, we may temporarily reinstate the indoor mask policy until case rates subside.

As we transition through the summer, working to get as many people vaccinated as possible, there may still be some situations on campus where masks will be required given the particulars of the situation (e.g., large groups with off-campus participants). In those cases, the mask requirement will be communicated to participants in advance to make sure people come prepared to wear a mask.

Of course, any individual who chooses to continue to wear a mask indoors (or outdoors) on campus may continue to do so. The CDC does recommend that unvaccinated people wear masks, as they remain at risk for contracting COVID-19, including newer, more infectious variants.

At this time, campus buildings remain on fob access only for students, faculty, and staff.

Welcome Colleen Hagerman, Nursing Coordinator

submitted by millerj2@augsburg.edu

The nursing department is excited to welcome Colleen Hagerman to the role of nursing program coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Augsburg University and years of work experience.

Colleen ‘s work experience includes 15 years at The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness as the Programming Director and most recently the Spa Director. She also has administrative experience in education, working at Saint Paul College in Workforce Training & Continuing Education and at the University of St. Thomas as the Manager of Marketing and Administration for the Institute for Strategic Management.

Colleen started orientation to her role on June 21. Please welcome her to Augsburg and the Nursing Department.

Forum Webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: July 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training
Cost: Free

Register at https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Are you faced with how to engage with your employee resource group (ERG) members during these socially distanced modes of working and living? Do you find the challenges of current times are adding stress and burden to your ERG members and leaders?
This webinar shares key tips and strategies for fostering community, offering relevant programming, and building connections and support for your employee resource groups. We will expose attendees to straightforward processes that enable the engagement of members and leaders for maximum positive impact.
Participants will learn best practices from the field, engage in discussions and idea-sharing, and receive access to resources that can be utilized at their organization for immediate next steps in their own institution’s ERG strategy.

Learning Outcomes
Address current challenges around socially distance work & polarized times
Participate in idea-sharing and learning best practices of how to create connections among ERGs
Gain access to resources that will support ERGs in the workplace

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Welcome Summer Bridge 2021

submitted by chena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg TRIO/SSS welcomes the Summer Bridge class of 2021 on campus! 21 first years are taking their first Augsburg Classes, learning about campus and becoming a part of the community.

They are on campus for one week only! Then the “hy-Bridge” will move to virtual learning for the remainder of Summer Bridge through July 29. If you see them around say “Hi!”

More information about Summer Bridge here!

Virtual Advising for Study Abroad and Away

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses coming up this fall, as well as spring break/summer 2022 have destinations in the following locations: Chicago, New York City, the Netherlands, South Africa, Cuba, Greece, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

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 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!

Indoor Mask Requirement Lifted; Campus Buildings Remain on Fob Access

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

As previously announced, Augsburg’s campus-wide indoor mask requirement ended this weekend. If we experience an outbreak of cases on campus, we may temporarily reinstate the indoor mask policy until case rates subside.

As we transition through the summer, working to get as many people vaccinated as possible, there may still be some situations on campus where masks will be required given the particulars of the situation (e.g., large groups with off-campus participants). In those cases, the mask requirement will be communicated to participants in advance to make sure people come prepared to wear a mask.

Of course, any individual who chooses to continue to wear a mask indoors (or outdoors) on campus may continue to do so. The CDC does recommend that unvaccinated people wear masks, as they remain at risk for contracting COVID-19, including newer, more infectious variants.

At this time, campus buildings remain on fob access only for students, faculty, and staff.

Invitation to CRES Candidate Presentations

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate (via Zoom) our next CRES faculty candidate’s teaching and scholarship presentations. Today, we welcome Cassy Dame-Griff, finalist for the open position in Latine/x Studies. Cassy’s scholarship presentation will be held today, 6/28, at 1:00 pm, and her teaching demonstration will be held tomorrow, 6/29, at 10:30 am. If you would like to attend either virtual event, please send a message to Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu) and I will send you a Zoom link.

Facilities Management Notes For Return to Campus

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Facilities Management Department has been on campus during the COVID shutdown working to keep Augsburg spaces safe and clean.

Realizing there could have been some things overlooked we are asking for your help as you return to your campus spaces. If you find anything needing repair or cleaning, please let us know by submitting a work order request. Thank you, and we look forward to everyone’s safe return this Fall.

For more updates, visit the Facilities Management website.

$75 Paid Interview Opportunity for Juniors, Seniors, and Grad Students

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

My colleague from Kipsu is seeking juniors, seniors, and graduate students for this opportunity. See below:

Who: Kipsu is a fast-paced and energetic tech startup located in the North Loop of Minneapolis that empowers service leaders to build deep, personal customer relationships by leveraging texting and other digital messaging channels.

When: Wed, July 14, 2021: You would be assigned to ONE of the following sessions. Approximate times:
1) 9:45am – 11:45am
2) 11:45am – 1:45pm
3) 2:00pm – 4:00pm
What: The Practice Interview Opportunity

Kipsu is conducting a Behavioral Interview Training for their team. On the second day, Wed., July 14, 5-6 students are needed to assist them in the practice interviews. Ideal candidates will be going into their senior year, or in a graduate program. We may be able to consider some juniors, so please apply if you are interested. Any course of study works.

Compensation: The day of the training, you will receive a $75 gift card.

There is no extensive preparation needed. You can have your resumé handy. Reflecting on various experiences from the past couple of years, personally and professionally will also help.

To Apply: Please submit your current resume to Bridget Fortin, bfortin@kispu.com through end of day 7/7/21. Students will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the due date. If your resume is selected, a Kipsu representative will hold a brief phone or video call with you to screen you for the opportunity. Final decisions are targeted for no later than 7/10/21. If selected, we will prep you well for the experience, including the technology and how the interview will flow.

Forum Webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: July 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training
Cost: Free

Register at https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Are you faced with how to engage with your employee resource group (ERG) members during these socially distanced modes of working and living? Do you find the challenges of current times are adding stress and burden to your ERG members and leaders?
This webinar shares key tips and strategies for fostering community, offering relevant programming, and building connections and support for your employee resource groups. We will expose attendees to straightforward processes that enable the engagement of members and leaders for maximum positive impact.
Participants will learn best practices from the field, engage in discussions and idea-sharing, and receive access to resources that can be utilized at their organization for immediate next steps in their own institution’s ERG strategy.

Learning Outcomes
Address current challenges around socially distance work & polarized times
Participate in idea-sharing and learning best practices of how to create connections among ERGs
Gain access to resources that will support ERGs in the workplace

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Work in the Library this Summer

submitted by cutinell@augsburg.edu

Have you ever though that a job in the library would be a good fit for you?
Here’s your chance to apply to the Public Services Assistant position, about 10 – 12 hours/week.

These student employees switch off working at both the street-level Circulation Desk and Research Help desk. Occasional Saturday shifts may be required.

Apply through the Student Jobs – Handshake link via InsideAugsburg.

https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=132452

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon Today, June 25

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Today, June 25th to be processed on the July 2nd 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 assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by the end of the day Friday, June 25th 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 and cc Payroll for questions.

Thank you!
– Your HR & Payroll Team

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
Registration deadline is July 2, 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.

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

A Tragic Loss and Request for Funding

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

Recently I received a very sad email from a former Augsburg employee, Bonnie Wallace, regarding a tragedy that has shattered her life and others. Her granddaughter was murdered. .
I have known Bonnie Wallace for decades and know the dedication and enduring contributions she has made to the Augsburg Community. She worked for years at Augsburg establishing and growing the American Indian Student Services and during the time of her service, the first 100 American Indian students graduated from Augsburg.

Dr. Antony Stately is the Chief Executive Officer of NACC and in 2015 was invited to speak at an Augsburg Convocation. He spoke on “Running Into the Storm – Renewal of the Spirit” and on the topic of historic trauma.

Dr. Stately knows Bonnie Wallace has created a GO FUND ME Page to help with funeral expenses to help Bonnie Wallace and their family with funeral expenses for her beloved granddaughter, Nada Fronk.

If you are interesting in supporting this effort please go to (https://www.gofundme.com/f/nada-monique-fronk-memorial-please-help-family).

https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/

iPhone Users Needed for a Paid Psychology Study

submitted by ajayi@augsburg.edu

We are seeking iPhone users to participate in an online research study (IRB-#2020-08-02). We hope to better understand how people use their phones, are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and display individual differences in personality and well-being.

The study involves four 30-minute surveys to be completed over the course of a month, one survey a week. Participants will receive up to a $25 e-gift card for participating in this study.

If you would like to participate in the study, please complete this brief screening form:

https://bit.ly/iPhoneStudyiWell

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon Friday, June 25

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Friday, June 25th to be processed on the July 2nd 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 assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by the end of the day Friday, June 25th 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 and cc Payroll for questions.

Thank you!
– Your HR & Payroll Team

Welcome Tyler Le Clear Vachta and Taylor Greathouse to the HR Team

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

The Human Resources Department is excited to welcome two new members to our team.

Tyler Le Clear Vachta has recently moved to the HR team as HR Systems and Data Analyst. Many of you may have had the pleasure of working with Tyler in his most recent role as Administrative LFC at Augsburg. In his new role, Tyler’s project management skills, ability to collaborate with multiple departments and transform needs into technical solutions will be an invaluable asset to the HR department and broader Augsburg community. Tyler has a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Wartburg College. Prior to joining Augsburg in 2019, Tyler held roles as Head of Marketing and Education, Media Specialist, and he was also a Math Teacher at St. Paul Public Schools and in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, volunteering, and participating in community theatre.

Taylor Greathouse has joined the HR team as the HR Assistant. Some of you may have had the pleasure of working with Taylor in her previous role with Athletics as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the Augsburg University Women’s Soccer program, or had Taylor as a student in one of your classes in the Masters of Arts in Leadership Program. Taylor recently graduated with her MAL in May, and also holds a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from St. Catherine University. During Taylor’s time at St. Catherine, she played for the Women’s Soccer program and double minored in Psychology and Coaching. Taylor is eager to contribute her interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve and effectively communicate with others toward departmental and university goals.

Both Tyler and Taylor are excited to grow in their careers and continue to support the Augsburg community with their dedication and talents.

Please join us in welcoming Tyler and Taylor to the HR team!

A Tragic Loss for a Former Augsburg Employee and Request for Help with Funeral Expenses

submitted by guilbeau@augsburg.edu

Good Afternoon,

Yesterday, I received a very sad email from Bonnie Wallace regarding a tragedy that has shattered her life and others. Her granddaughter was murdered. (See her email below).
I have known Bonnie Wallace for decades and know the dedication and enduring contributions she has made to the Augsburg Community. She worked for years at Augsburg establishing and growing the American Indian Student Services and during the time of her service, the first 100 American Indian students graduated from Augsburg.

Dr. Antony Stately is the Chief Executive Officer of NACC and in 2015 was invited to speak at an Augsburg Convocation. He spoke on “Running Into the Storm – Renewal of the Spirit” and on the topic of historic trauma.

Dr. Stately knows Bonnie Wallace has created a GO FUND ME Page to help with funeral expenses to help Bonnie Wallace and their family with funeral expenses for her beloved granddaughter, Nada Fronk.

If you are interesting in supporting this effort please go to (https://www.gofundme.com/f/nada-monique-fronk-memorial-please-help-family).

https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/

Work in the Library this Summer

submitted by cutinell@augsburg.edu

Have you ever though that a job in the library would be a good fit for you?
Here’s your chance to apply to the Public Services Assistant position, about 10 – 12 hours/week.

These student employees switch off working at both the street-level Circulation Desk and Research Help desk. Occasional Saturday shifts may be required.

Apply through the Student Jobs – Handshake link via InsideAugsburg.

https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=132452

Forum Webinar Connecting ERGs During Distanced and Polarized Times

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: July 15, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presenter: Farzana Nayani, Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training
Cost: Free

Register at https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Are you faced with how to engage with your employee resource group (ERG) members during these socially distanced modes of working and living? Do you find the challenges of current times are adding stress and burden to your ERG members and leaders?
This webinar shares key tips and strategies for fostering community, offering relevant programming, and building connections and support for your employee resource groups. We will expose attendees to straightforward processes that enable the engagement of members and leaders for maximum positive impact.
Participants will learn best practices from the field, engage in discussions and idea-sharing, and receive access to resources that can be utilized at their organization for immediate next steps in their own institution’s ERG strategy.

Learning Outcomes
Address current challenges around socially distance work & polarized times
Participate in idea-sharing and learning best practices of how to create connections among ERGs
Gain access to resources that will support ERGs in the workplace

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/connecting-ergs-during-distanced-and-polarized-times/

Student Position Open: MSS & LGBTQIA+ Student Services Program Assistant

submitted by mouak1@augsburg.edu

**JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR FALL 2022**

Come work for us, MSS & LGBTQIA+! Student Program Assistant open for Augsburg Students!

Our Student Program Assistant is open to incoming and current Augsburg students. If you are interested, apply on Student Job – Handshake.

If you have any questions, send us an email at mss@augsburg.edu

Apply for Student Program Assistant, MSS & LGBTQIA+

Invitation to CRES Scholarship Presentation

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Scholarship presentations of the finalists for the Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) Black/Africana Studies faculty position.

The second candidate will be presenting TODAY, Thursday, June 24 starting at 2:15 pm.

If you are interested in attending this scholarship presentation, please email Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu). You will then receive the calendar invitation with the Zoom link.

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon Friday, June 25

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms:
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Friday, June 25th to be processed on the July 2nd 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 assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by end of the day Friday, June 25th 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 and cc Payroll for questions.

Thank you!
– Your HR & Payroll Team

Podcast Ep. 66: Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p66/

Facilities Management Notes For Return to Campus

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

The Facilities Management Department has been on campus during the COVID shutdown working to keep Augsburg spaces safe and clean.

Realizing there could have been some things overlooked we are asking for your help as you return to your campus spaces. If you find anything needing repair or cleaning, please let us know by submitting a work order request. Thank you, and we look forward to everyone’s safe return this Fall.

For more Facilities updates you can visit our website listed below.

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

Parking Permits 2021-2022

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

As we work to return to normal operations for the ‘21-’22 academic year, it’s time to start thinking about parking permits. We will be moving back to requiring permits to park in Augsburg owned lots beginning on September 1, sales dates and prices are as follows:
Sales Dates

August 2: Seniors/Staff/Faculty
August 3: Juniors
August 4: Sophomores
August 5: First Year Commuters
August 6: Underground Permits for Staff/Faculty

Permit Prices (Semester/Year)
Student Resident: $195/$390
Student Commuter: $179/$358
AU/Graduate: $61/$121
Adjunct Faculty or Part-Time Staff (below .5 FTE): $105/$210
Full-Time Faculty/Full-Time Staff*: $252/$504
Luther Underground (dedicated parking spot): $470/$1,400
OGC Underground (dedicated parking spot): $505/$1,515

Please send any questions regarding permits or parking on campus to parking@augsburg.edu
*Staff with an approved remote work plans, filed with Human Resources, will receive a prorated charge for surface lot parking passes.

Virtual Advising for Study Abroad and Away

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses coming up this fall, as well as spring break/summer 2022 have destinations in the following locations: Chicago, New York City, the Netherlands, South Africa, Cuba, Greece, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

You can also send us an email:

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 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!

iPhone Users Needed for a Paid Psychology Study

submitted by ajayi@augsburg.edu

We are seeking iPhone users to participate in an online research study (IRB-#2020-08-02). We hope to better understand how people use their phones, are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and display individual differences in personality and well-being.

The study involves four 30-minute surveys to be completed over the course of a month, one survey a week. Participants will receive up to a $25 e-gift card for participating in this study.

If you would like to participate in the study, please complete this brief screening form:

https://bit.ly/iPhoneStudyiWell

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine in OGC

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

Taking Back Pride 2021 (June 27, 2021)

submitted by rodriguc@augsburg.edu

(Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar):
We are taking back pride again!
Why we march.
Stonewall was an uprising against police brutality. Since the lynching and murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis has become ground zero in the fight against police murder, including an uprising that shook every major city in this country. Queer and trans community members continue to be targets of ongoing police violence, so the fight against police terror is our fight. This march is explicitly anti-cop and anti-corporate. We are Black-led, trans-led and Left-led.
In that spirit, the front of march and the post-march stage will be reserved for our most-impacted community members and organizations that support the demands of the movement. This also applies to the rest of the protest at every level. (See Facebook Event for more Information)

Taking Back Pride 2021 Facebook Event Page

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

submitted by hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczNgGyffxiuivbbeffX-0MLtV_SZ9gyemJ-y47W5eMjM0s8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Podcast Ep. 66: Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p66/

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine in OGC

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine in OGC

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

Podcast Ep. 66: Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p66/

HR and Payroll Offices Closed Friday June 18 in Observance of the Juneteenth Holiday

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR & Payroll Offices will be CLOSED Friday 6/18 for observance of Juneteenth.

Last year we added Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, to our list of official university holidays. This year, Juneteenth (June 19) falls on a weekend, so Augsburg will observe the holiday this Friday, June 18 and the HR & Payroll offices will be closed.

Thank you so much!
Your HR & Payroll Team

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

submitted by hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczNgGyffxiuivbbeffX-0MLtV_SZ9gyemJ-y47W5eMjM0s8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Internet and Core Network Maintenance June 17

submitted by schornst@augsburg.edu

On the evening of 6/17/2021, we will be replacing our core routing device with a newer and more capable device.

During this period, no network services will be available. Internet will be unavailable when on campus, and many services (including www.augsburg.edu, Moodle, Inside Augsburg, etc) will be unavailable from both on and off campus.

For more information, see the IT Status Page.
https://au-ls-it-status.statushub.io/maintenances/53025

IT Status Page Maintenance Announcement

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 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!

You are Invited to CRES Scholarship Presentations

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

Augsburg faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Scholarship presentations of the finalists for the Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) Black/Africana Studies faculty position.

The second candidate will be presenting on Thursday, June 24 starting at 2:15 pm.

If you are interested in attending the scholarship presentation on Thursday, please email Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu). You will then receive the calendar invitation with the Zoom link.

iPhone Users Needed for a Paid Psychology Study

submitted by ajayi@augsburg.edu

We are seeking iPhone users to participate in an online research study (IRB-#2020-08-02). We hope to better understand how people use their phones, are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and display individual differences in personality and well-being.

The study involves four 30-minute surveys to be completed over the course of a month, one survey a week. Participants will receive up to a $25 e-gift card for participating in this study.

If you would like to participate in the study, please complete this brief screening form:

https://bit.ly/iPhoneStudyiWell

ArcGIS Online Resource Updated

submitted by wetterer@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s ArcGIS Online resource has been updated and is now easier to use, and available to every Auggie! To start using this tool, login to https://augsburgu.maps.arcgis.com and sign in with your Augsburg credentials. You can also click the ‘ArcGIS Online’ link under the ‘Augsburg Tools’ block in Moodle.

What is ArcGIS? GIS stands for Geographic Information System. The Online version of ArcGIS allows one to use, create, and share maps, layers, analytics, and data. Arc mapping software is created by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute).

Basically, ArcGIS Online allows you to collaboratively (or independently) create and publish interactive maps and graphics.

Career areas where ArcGIS is used:
Administration
Agriculture
Archaeology
Architecture/Engineering/Construction
Assessor/Cadastral Records
Banking/Credit Unions/Financial Services
Business Services
Cartography
Conservation
Defense/Intelligence
Demographics/Census/Elections
Electric/Gas Utility
Environment Management
Fire
Fisheries & Wildlife
Forestry
GIS Services
Health and Human Services
Higher Education
Insurance
K-12 Education
Law Enforcement
Library/Museum
Location-based Services
Media/Publishing
Mining
Natural Resources
Petroleum
Pipeline
Planning/Economic Development
Public Safety/Emergency Management
Public Works
Real Estate
Retail/Commercial Business
Survey
Telecommunication
Transportation/Fleet Management
Water Resources
Water/Wastewater/Stormwater
And more…

ArcGIS StoryMaps, Mapping, & Apps Resources
http://go.augsburg.edu/arcgisoverview

ArcGIS StoryMaps, Mapping, & Apps Resources

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine in OGC

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

Tomorrow, 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/

Podcast Ep. 66: Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p66/

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

submitted by hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczNgGyffxiuivbbeffX-0MLtV_SZ9gyemJ-y47W5eMjM0s8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

submitted by hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczNgGyffxiuivbbeffX-0MLtV_SZ9gyemJ-y47W5eMjM0s8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at hansonkk@augsburg.edu.

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine in OGC

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

iPhone Users Needed for a Paid Psychology Study

submitted by ajayi@augsburg.edu

We are seeking iPhone users to participate in an online research study (IRB-#2020-02-04). We hope to better understand how people use their phones, are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and display individual differences in personality and well-being.

The study involves four 30-minute surveys to be completed over the course of a month, one survey a week. Participants will receive up to a $25 e-gift card for participating in this study.

If you have participated in this study before, we would like to follow up with you! For returning participants, the study involves ONE 30 minute online follow-up survey.

If you would like to participate in the study, please complete this brief eligibility screening form:

https://bit.ly/iPhoneStudyiWell

Last Chance: Apply to be the MNUDL’s New Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA

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.

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

Apply via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/hiring/jobs/2564433820/

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/

Apply Now

Virtual Advising for Study Abroad and Away

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses coming up this fall, as well as spring break/summer 2022 have destinations in the following locations: Chicago, New York City, the Netherlands, South Africa, Cuba, Greece, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

You can also send us an email: abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by our website, below.

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 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!

Year-End Expense Deadline June 14, 2021

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

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!

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Starting TODAY in OGC

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

Looking for a 9th Grade Volleyball Coach

submitted by larsonl9@augsburg.edu

Roosevelt High School in southeast Minneapolis is looking for a 9th grade volleyball coach for this fall. Experience preferred but not required. This position includes teaching basic volleyball skills, leading practices, and creating a positive environment for players. Season starts August 16th, practices will be 3:30pm-5:30pm. For more information please email Liz Larson – elizabeth.larson.1@gmail.com

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

submitted by hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczNgGyffxiuivbbeffX-0MLtV_SZ9gyemJ-y47W5eMjM0s8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at hansonkk@augsburg.edu.

Internet and Core Network Maintenance June 17

submitted by schornst@augsburg.edu

On the evening of 6/17/2021, we will be replacing our core routing device with a newer and more capable device.

During this period, no network services will be available. Internet will be unavailable when on campus, and many services (including www.augsburg.edu, Moodle, Inside Augsburg, etc) will be unavailable from both on and off campus.

For more information, see the IT Status Page.
https://au-ls-it-status.statushub.io/maintenances/53025

IT Status Page Maintenance Announcement

Get Tickets Now for June 24 Augsburg Outdoor Movie Night

submitted by riddle@augsburg.edu

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Augsburg are invited to join us for an outdoor movie night viewing of Wonder Woman 1984!

Grab your favorite snack and soft drink and enjoy the adventures of Wonder Woman with your family and friends.
– Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket for seating on the lawn south of the Hagfors Center
-Tickets are $10 each and include popcorn and a soft drink. Tickets are $3 for children under 12.
– In the case of rain, this event will be moved to Friday, June 25.

*This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event.

More details about event check-in and section assignments will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

Purchase tickets at: https://advancement.augsburg.edu/AlumniEvents See Less

Purchase $10 tickets here

Register for the 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. Registration deadline is July 2, 2021.

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.

Register here

All Welcome for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Starting Monday in OGC

submitted by sitarami@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is partnering with the People’s Center Clinic to provide Johnson & Johnson vaccines on campus, in the Oren Gateway Center, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The dates are during new student orientation Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17, Saturday, June 19, and Monday, June 21.

This vaccine opportunity is open to all Augsburg students, staff, faculty, and your families and friends. If you know someone who still needs a vaccine, please inform them about this opportunity.

No appointment or insurance is necessary (though if you have insurance, please bring your insurance information). People interested in getting a vaccine must be at least 18 years old and bring a photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, Augsburg ID, etc.). The People’s Center Clinic does not ask about citizenship status.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine requires only one dose. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please share this information with anyone 18 or older who may still need a vaccine.

Next Week, 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/

Year-End Expense Deadline June 14, 2021

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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!

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon Today

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms:
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Today, June 11th to be processed on the June 18th 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 assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by end of the day today (Friday, June 11th), 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 and cc Payroll for questions.

Thank you!
– Your HR & Payroll Team

Podcast Ep. 66: Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p66/

Paid Participants Needed for Stress Study

submitted by hansonkk@augsburg.edu

Participants needed for a study investigating the effects of a short exercise session on perceived levels of stress. Estimated time commitment of two 60-minute sessions: session 1 will include completion of intake forms, surveys, and 30-40 min of exercise then session 2 will include completion of surveys and watching a short video. The second session will take place 1-2 weeks after the initial session. Compensation of $20 in Target gift cards will be provided upon completion of the second session. All sessions will be held via Zoom. No previous experience with exercise or access to equipment is needed for participation. To sign-up, please complete the following short google survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczNgGyffxiuivbbeffX-0MLtV_SZ9gyemJ-y47W5eMjM0s8g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be directed to Kayla (URGO summer researcher) at hansonkk@augsburg.edu.

Register for a Global Course this Summer

submitted by hardaker@augsburg.edu

Looking for a way to keep up on some extra credits this summer? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an online course taught by CGEE staff for summer time 2!

These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE faculty from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe using our community connections in those countries. Several courses also fulfill LAF graduation requirements!

Course Still Enrolling for Time 2 (June 28 – August 13):

*Apartheid, Mandela and Post-Apartheid Southern Africa (History 195/387), with instructor Albertina Shifotoka from Namibia

*Citizen Participation within a Globalized Economy (Political Science 310), with instructor Elisa Vanegas from Nicaragua

*In the Aftermath of War: History, Memory and Transitional Justice in Central America (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 355/History 355), with instructor Fernanda Soto Joya from Nicaragua

*Queer History in Latin America (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 281/481), with instructor Antonio Ortega from Mexico

*Spanish 111, 112, 225 taught by instructors from our partner language school in Mexico

You can register for any of these courses through Records & Registration.

Records and Registration

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. 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/

Pride, Pronouns, and Privilege: How Intersectionality Informs our Allyship Journey

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Jennifer Brown (Jennifer Brown Consulting), Sean Coleman (Destination Tomorrow), and Ray Arata (Better Man Conference) examine the complexities of marginalization, intersectionality, masculinity, and power, through the lens of allyship.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p66/

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon Friday, June 11

submitted by greathou@augsburg.edu

HR or Payroll Forms:
Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon Friday, June 11th to be processed on the June 18th 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 assistance.

Time Sheets
Please submit your timesheet by end of the day Friday, June 11th 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 and cc Payroll for questions.

Thank you!
– Your HR & Payroll Team