Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

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

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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

Teaching and Learning

You are Invited to CRES Candidates’ Scholarship Presentations

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

The first of the three candidates will be presenting on Monday, June 7 from 1:15 pm – 2 pm.

Tentative dates/times for the other two candidates’ scholarship presentations:

– Monday, June 14 from 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
– Wednesday, June 16 from 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

If you are interested in attending the Scholarship presentation on Monday (and/or the planned presentations on the 14th and 16th), please email Kerri Maher ( You will then receive the calendar invitation(s) with the Zoom link.

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

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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.

General Announcements

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Event Announcements

Virtual Retirement Party for Sharon Wade Today (Friday, June 4) from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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Sharon Wade is retiring after 20 years of service to Augsburg University.

A virtual event is being held: Friday, June 4 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm via zoom.

Sharon began her career at Augsburg twenty years ago. She started out working as an administrative assistant for both the English Department and the Nursing Department. When the nursing department expanded its programs, Sharon became the nursing program coordinator. Sharon has assisted thousands of students with registering, has answered a zillion student questions, and provided incredible support to the nursing faculty.

Please join the nursing department to wish Sharon the best in her retirement.

Hope you can zoom in (even if for a minute) to share your memories, stories and provide good wishes for Sharon in her retirement. Her last day is June 4.

Forum Webinar, A Psychologically Safe Workplace is the New Normal

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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

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Part-Time Paid Opportunity: Somali Interpreter

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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 to start immediately and run through the end of August (with the potential for future work). 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
To learn more about CANMN, visit

CANMN Website

Use Your Skills to Benefit Twin Cities Youth: Be the Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA

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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.


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

Learn more about the role via CNCS:

Learn more about AmeriCorps benefits and more frequently asked questions:

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