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Save-the-Date. CTL Back-to-School Workshops in August

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

To kick off the new academic year IN PERSON (fingers crossed), CTL is hosting the Back-to-School Workshops on Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26th from 8:30am to 4:00pm each day. Workshops and sessions will be held in Hagfors with the final schedule published in mid-August. These Back-to-School workshops are open to and welcome all Augsburg faculty and staff.

The goal of these Back-to-School workshops is to primarily focus on “just-in-time” topics that can be immediately put to use in your upcoming Fall courses. If you have a concept or teaching strategy/tool that you would like to offer to others by offering a 1 or 1.5 hour workshop, please contact CTL (ctl@augsburg.edu) to schedule a workshop or session.

If you have any questions or need accommodations for this event, please contact CTL Director Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright at bankers@augsburg.edu.

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

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p68/

General Announcements

Drawing for Prizes Worth up to $500 for Vaccinated Students by August 31

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

All students vaccinated by August 31 are eligible to enter a drawing for a series of prizes that include either a $200 VISA gift card, a parking pass for the 2021-22 academic year (surface lot and street parking only) or $500 discounts on Augsburg dining and bookstore purchases.

To enter the drawing, you must have received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before 11:59 p.m. on August 31. By entering this raffle, you give Augsburg University permission to confirm your vaccination status with the Minnesota Department of Health or to contact you to upload an image of your vaccination card to validate your vaccination status.

This fall, vaccinated students will no longer be required to quarantine (if no symptoms) if exposed to someone with COVID-19. Learn more about the vaccines here: https://sites.augsburg.edu/outbreak-planning/vaccine-info/

As a reminder, the Augsburg University Helpline is available to answer questions from students, faculty, and staff. Email helpline@augsburg.edu or call 612-474-3100.

Prize Details:

Two winners will receive $500 in Augsburg dining services flex points OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Two winners will receive an Augsburg commuter or resident student parking permit for the academic year OR a $200 VISA card.

Two winners will receive a $500 discount at the bookstore OR a $200 VISA gift card.

Enter the raffle here

Join Model UN in Chicago this Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply by Priority deadline of September1!

Augsburg Local: Twin Cities Black Owned Restaurants Survey

submitted by mitche13@augsburg.edu

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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LSCzPnImkD_aVVMtHS87pAOl15cP8Z6wESYM-NOrgJ8/viewform

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

If you have any questions, please contact Azania Tripp, Pan-Afrikan Center Director at tripp@augsburg.edu

Coming Changes to Google Drive Shared File Links

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

In the coming month Google is changing the links for some shared files in Google Drive. This change increases the security of the shared file links. Because the link is changing, if you have posted the link to an affected shared file somewhere (like on a department website) you’ll need to change the link so it can still be accessed.

Google will notify you if any of your files are affected. This notification may not arrive immediately but over the next few weeks.

Fall Student Employment Update

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Student employment and the student employment task force are hard at work on a new requisitioning and hiring process, which will be rolled out soon. We won’t be posting new fall positions until the new system is ready. We’ll send updates and details, along with FAQs, and opportunities for supervisor training in the coming days. Watch your email!

Fall student employment will begin on August 22, so the last day of summer student work will wrap up on August 21.

Please be sure to approve all timesheets before the Monday noon deadline next week. If you have questions about timesheets, payslips, or paychecks, please contact payroll@augsburg.edu

Thank you for your patience and support! -Student Employment Team

2022 Forum on Workplace Inclusion Call For Proposals

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® is excited to announce the opening of the Call for Proposals for our 2022 program year (including our 34th annual conference) — Solving for X: Tackling Inequity in a World of Unknowns.

Addressing complex challenges can be daunting, especially when the foundations of our structures are shifting. As we look to a future of continuous and unforeseeable change, what must we do to tackle systemic inequities deeply embedded in our everyday environments and unharness inclusive, equitable, and sustainable ways of working? 

We invite you to submit a proposal to be a part of the upcoming program year to help us all Solve for X.

The submission deadline is Monday, August 16, 2021 11:59 pm central.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/cfp/

Event Announcements

Interested in Hosting International Students for Dinner?

submitted by nguyentt@augsburg.edu

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 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 status: 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), proof of recovery and/or proof of vaccination.

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

Sign up to host dinner: International Students

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Personal Care Assistants Needed

submitted by barrienb@augsburg.edu

Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this summer and the Fall semester! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at barrienb@augsburg.edu. Hope you will join!