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The Fall 2021 All Hands Meeting is Thursday, Sept. 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).
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Come celebrate Denielle Stepka’s new career opportunity during an on-campus farewell event planned for Wednesday, September 29, from 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Denielle will be leaving her position as the Assistant Director of Marketing to pursue a new role with Wixon Jewelers. During her more than seven-year employment at Augsburg, Denielle has been exceptional at finding creative ways to enhance Augsburg’s print pieces, on-campus spaces, and digital properties through design. We thank her for years of dedication to Augsburg (and Luther Seminary!) and for the many ways she has supported students, faculty, and staff.
We intend to host a gathering outdoors on the quad for the university community. But, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll celebrate in the Christensen Center’s Student Art Gallery area instead.
Drop by, grab a sweet treat, and wish Denielle well.
Add the event to your calendar.
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Over the last school year, it felt difficult to connect and we are glad to be able to reconnect. Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM. Meeting topics may include assistive technology, communicating effectively with instructors, managing stress and other topics of interest to you. Join us in person (Sverdrup 102 on 9/27, located near the Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for disability-related accommodations.
See you Monday!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Join Zoom Meeting September 27
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Are you looking to expand your network and meet new professionals? The Pan-Afrikan Student Union is hosting the U.S Bank Dinner Event on Tuesday, September 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Hagfors 150A.
Food will be provide and business casual attire is recommended!
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The psychology club is back, and this open session sets the stage for club’s epic return. Whether you’re a psychology or biopsychology major, or are just interested in learning more about the field, we welcome everyone to join!
You’ll be able to meet two faculty advisors (Alex Ajayi & Ben Denkinger), and get a chance to meet other students interested in psychology. We’ll talk about some upcoming events and opportunities, gather your suggestions and ideas for events, and identify those who are interested in taking on student leadership positions.
We will meet on Thursday, 9/23, from 11:30 am – 12pm in Hagfors 252 in the psychology wing. We hope to see you there!
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The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship of up to several thousand dollars! It’s a competitive scholarship, but Auggies have a good track record of being awarded. Come to one of the Gilman Scholarship info sessions to learn more about study abroad, the scholarship, and tips for submitting a competitive application.
GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP INFO SESSIONS
Wednesday Sept 22, 3:30-4:30pm in OGC 100
Thursday, Sept 23, 3:45-4:45 pm in OGC 100
To be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, a student must be a U.S. citizen and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.
Gilman Scholarship applications are ***due October 5*** for study abroad in spring 2022, summer or fall/academic year 2022. March 1 deadline for summer and fall 2022 programs and beyond.
Have questions? Get in touch:
Gilman Scholarship information and application
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The Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel
All Things Are New: The Language of Our Life in the Face of Empire
Brian Bantum, PhD
Neil F. And Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
It’s difficult to remember a time when there was order and expectation. Uncertainty and chaos feel like the norm. Problems seem too big to overcome, and words are too weak to point a way forward. How do we speak of God? How do we live in the face of chaos? As we begin a new season, let us reflect on a God who creates in the chaos and becomes flesh in the face of empire.
Brian Bantum, PhD, writes, speaks, and teaches on identity, racial imagination, creating spaces of justice, and the intersection of theology and embodiment for audiences around the United States. He is a contributing editor of The Christian Century and is the author of “Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity,” “The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World,” and “Choosing Us: Marriage and Mutual Flourishing in a World of Difference,” which he co-authored with his spouse, Gail Song Bantum.
About the Christensen Symposium
The Christensen Symposium provides the opportunity to explore and apply the lessons rooted in former Augsburg President Bernhard M. Christensen’s legacy:
• Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
• Diversity strengthens vital communities.
• Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
• The love of Christ draws us to God.
• We are called to service in the world.
Livestream link will also be available and posted in advance
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Thursday, September 30 at 4-5 pm
Webinar sponsored by Interfaith at Augsburg and Muslim Student Association with thanks to the Batalden Ethics Grant
Please join us for a panel discussion moderated by MSA president Sharmarke Omar with:
Imam Abdisalam Adam, Islamic Civic Society of America; Assistant Principal of Highland High School in St. Paul; former Augsburg Interfaith Fellow
Farhia Budul, CPRS, CPP, FPRS, Founder, Niyyah Recovery Initiative
Niyyah Recovery Initiative (NRI) is the first Recovery Community Organization in the nation to provide culturally responsive peer recovery support, education, awareness and advocacy in the East African immigrant, refugee, and Muslim population in Minnesota.
Cadnaan Deeq, former Augsburg student
At a time when the local Somali community is facing a crisis of opioid addiction, we will hear the perspectives of a community leader and educator, an expert in culturally responsive peer recovery support, and a student. In addition to learning more about the crisis we will focus on ways religious communities, health care providers and Augsburg are responding and might collaborate in the future. There will be time for questions from participants.
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Interfaith at Augsburg
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Curious about Augsburg’s athletic facilities and how you can use them? Never been able to find the locker room in Kennedy Center? Excited to see the new sports medicine space? On October 6, the Staff Senate invites you on a tour of Athletics buildings. Meet Jackie Voigt, the assistant women’s basketball coach, and other members of the staff senate at 1:00 pm in the lobby of Kennedy for a half-hour tour of the athletic facilities.
2021-22 Staff Senate Members
Joel Enriquez Blas, Registrar’s Office
Christopher Bogen, Institutional Advancement
Janice Dames, Campus Ministry – Co-chair
Deanna Davis, Professional Studies – Co-chair
Kate Gray, Strommen Center
Jackie Voigt, Athletics
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On Friday, October 1, Campus Ministry will have a Blessing of the Animals service in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am as we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Our service will include a lively blessing ritual of animals and pets to honor St. Francis’ devotion to all God’s creatures.
We invite students, staff, and faculty to bring their animals for a blessing that morning, but we would also like to have a slideshow of some of our dear animal friends. If you have an animal friend or pet that you would like to have in the slideshow, please send a photo to Janice Dames at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 29.
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TriBeta and the Biology Dept. Greenhouse are holding their annual plant sale!
Date: Thursday, September 30
Time: 10 a.m. — 3 pm.
Where: Lobby of the Christensen Center
Stop by and pick up a new green friend for your dorm room or office windowsill! We’ll have a great selection of easy-care species, string plants, succulents, carnivorous plants, and even a few sought-after aroids. We have very limited numbers of the most desirable plants, so get there early!
Cash only. Plant prices start at $5, and earnings go directly toward supporting TriBeta and Greenhouse activities.
Detailed plant sale flyer
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Friday September 24, 2021 6pm – 8pm (CST)
Join the Minnesota’s Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) for our 15th Annual Kick-Off! Zoom in to hear our featured guest speakers, Dr. Maria Uloko, MD, a Gopher Alum and host of the podcast Battle Cry, and Haley Carrero, Accenture, a former LS-NSSA Scholar. Also you will learn about helpful resources and opportunities within the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance, and get a chance to listen to our scholars as they present the research they’ve been working on this past year. Get pumped for the academic year with us, and find out how LS-NSSA can support your journey in STEM! .
The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) is a 14-member partnership among Minnesota colleges, universities, and community organizations committed to supporting multicultural students towards bachelor’s degrees in STEM.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, 3M Foundation, and Alliance partner institutions.
Zoom link: https://umn.zoom.us/j/94071414973?
Meeting ID: 940 7141 4973