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Podcast Ep. 68: The Future of Domestic Terrorism on the Workplace: Identifying Risks

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Zaylore Stout (Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC) and Jim Potts (Potts & Associates) explore domestic terrorism, how DEI professionals can recognize potential threats, and practical ways to implement situational awareness.

General Announcements

Join Model UN in Chicago this Fall

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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!

Sad News About Anne Frame

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Dear Augsburg Community,

I write to share the sad news that Anne Frame, spouse of Bill Frame, Augsburg’s 9th president (1997-2006), passed away on Tuesday evening.

Anne was a wonderful member of the Augsburg community during Bill’s time as president. She welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to Augsburg House. Anne engaged with students in many settings, including Augsburg’s Late Night Breakfast, an end-of-the-semester tradition of faculty and staff serving breakfast at night to help students get healthy brain food during finals week. Anne was always up for an opportunity for some fun, even singing a folk song with Bill during an Auggie Variety Show in 2004. Along with her husband and other Minnesota private college presidents, Anne participated in an eight-day trip to China in 2000 hosted by China’s Ministry of Education to help develop a private college/university sector in the People’s Republic of China, increase the number of undergraduate student exchanges between China and the U.S., and expand understanding in the U.S. of Chinese culture, education, and economics.

Anne was also part of the Augsburg Associates, a group of volunteers best-known for organizing Velkommen Jul and the Trash and Treasure Sales, both events which raised money to fund scholarships for Augsburg students. Along with these fundraising events, Anne and Bill Frame are part of Augsburg’s Sven Oftedal Society, a group of donors who have arranged a deferred gift to the university to provide student scholarships.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing, Minnesota. Anne’s obituary and further service details will be posted on the Mahn Funeral Home website, link provided below.

Please join me in holding Bill Frame and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Paul Pribbenow, President
Augsburg University

Mahn Funeral Home – obituary and service information

Augsburg Local: Twin Cities Black Owned Restaurants Survey

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Thank you Auggie students, faculty, and staff for taking the time to fill out this four-question survey.

Together, the Pan-Afrikan Center, Environmental Action Committee, and SABO Center are working together to spread awareness and engagement to local Twin Cities Black owned businesses. We would like your opinion on your favorite black own restaurant near the Augsburg Community.

* Complete the form by July 18th, 2021 at 7:00 pm*

Fill out form here:

Thank you Auggies!
Pan-Afrikan Center/ PAC Fellow- Tesha Mitchell

If you have any questions, please contact Azania Tripp, Pan-Afrikan Center Director at

Do You Have an Idea for Social Change? Apply for the Coaching Project for a Better World

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Art to Change the World is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit aiming to use art for social change. They developed the Coaching Project for a Better World to empower Minnesota’s diverse and divergent young thinkers and leaders. The nexus of art and science is where the power for change incubates.

The Opportunity

Three Youth Candidates are assigned one artist and one scientist coach. The three work symbiotically to develop and implement a social justice project which will engage the participation of from 50-100 community members. Three teams. All are paid. $1,200.00 per participant. $3,000.00 per team for project supplies. Must be a Minnesota resident and over 18 to apply.

Click here for info and to apply by August 15th:

Apply for One of These Three Roles:

1. Youth Candidate that will become the “Project Manager” – This person, who is under 30, will have a general idea of a social practice art project that will actively engage 50 to 100 community members. This idea will be centered around a social justice issue of their choosing.

2. Artist “Coach”- a professional artist that has a history of being engaged in social practice art and wants to both share their knowledge and learn from others in this project. This artist can be from the field of visual, dance, music, writing, audio, etc.

3. Scientist “Coach”- a professional in a scientific field that is interested in both sharing their knowledge and learning from others in the project. We are looking for a wide range of scientists: environmentalists, health- mental and physical, sociologists, chemists, technologists, computer, botanists, etc.

Before applying, check out What an Active Social Justice Project looks like:

Questions? Email

Apply for the Coaching Project by August 15th:

Event Announcements

Host A Dinner for New International Students: August 25, 2021

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A new semester is just around the corner, and luckily we are expecting NEW international students to join us this fall—representing countries like Malaysia, Nigeria, Italy, China, Norway and Bangladesh to name a few!

Our office, the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in hosting our new international students for a dinner off-campus in your home.

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Time: Pick up at 5 p.m. with a return to campus around 7 p.m.

We ask that you, our hosts, pick up students from campus and return them once dinner is completed. The new incoming group will consist of 20+ international students.

COVID Update: ALL the new international students coming from abroad are required to follow the CDC and MDH guidelines, with a required 7-day quarantine (unvaccinated students), and COVID testing on day 3-5 upon arrival.
All students will show proof of a negative COVID test prior to traveling to the United States (tested 72 hours before departure) and/or proof of vaccination.

Any students needing quarantine, will have ended this period on August 25th. All unvaccinated students will have been offered to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

—ISSS Team

Sign up to host dinner: International Students

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Now Hiring: Be an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with the MNUDL

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Interested in growing your skills in the nonprofit field? Are you passionate about empowering diverse youth and closing the academic opportunity gap? Apply to be our new Community Debate Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow!

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 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.

To increase our capacity for meeting these programs’ needs, we must establish more community relationships to increase the qualified judging pool and promote community awareness. 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 & Apply Via LinkedIn