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Forum Podcast Ep. 69: How to be an Ally While Also Being Marginalized

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Theodora Philip (TAP Consultants, LLC) and Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel (The XauSky Group) explore being an ally as Black Caribbean women, and through storytelling, they share strategies to advocate and promote equity at work and in society.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p69/

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.

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 August 15th, 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

Fall Laptop and Hotspot Requests

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Beginning August 5th, fall semester laptop and hotspot requests will be available for students who need technology to complete their coursework. To request a laptop or other available technology, visit https://go.augsburg.edu/studentlaptop

We are also excited to announce that Augsburg has become a part of the Emergency Broadband Program, which provides internet access for Pell-eligible students. Through this program, eligible students can receive a mobile hotspot free of charge for the duration of the federally funded program. To learn more, visit Augsburg’s Emergency Broadband Benefit page at https://go.augsburg.edu/ebb

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Norway’s Liv Arnesen: Skiing into the Bright Open

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Needing something “cool” amidst our hot summer? Well, then this is the event for you!

Presented by Norway House (and supported by Augsburg University and Global Minnesota) join a free virtual AND/OR an in-person discussion with 2020 Going Viking Honoree Liv Arnesen. She will present her new book “Skiing Into the Bright Open,” detailing her solo journey to the South Pole; a solitary adventure in the bleak and beautiful bone-chilling cold of Antarctica.

Arnesen’s book tells a story of gritty determination, thrilling achievement, and perseverance in the face of near despair and daunting odds.

A moderated discussion, including Q&A session, will be led by Global Minnesota President Mark Ritchie, so come prepared with your questions and wonders!

Augsburg University will have access to this discussion POST the event. Any professors interested in sharing this story with their students for academic purposes, should connect with Bettine Hoff Hermanson (hermansb@augsburg.edu).

Event Details:
Mode: Virtual and In Person (your pick)
Date: Thursday, August 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: FREE

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