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A Liberated Love Note – For Black Folks in DEI When “Doin’ The Work” No Longer Feels Like Enough

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Brittany J. Harris (also known as Brittany Janay) shares a thoughtful note of affirmation and loving accountability to Black folks working in DEI. The toll of working in DEI while Black is well documented and there are not many spaces that center the healing and nurturing that this toll calls for—particularly as Black practitioners work to dismantle the very same systems they too are impacted by.

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2022 and August 2023. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more

Eligibility and Requirements

Summer Language Study with Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from.

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 8th.

CLS Website

Moodle Gradebook Check-ups Available

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In the last 2 weeks, Instructors teaching online/hybrid or 100-level courses received an invitation to have a member of the E-Learning Team review their syllabi and Moodle gradebook to ensure they are in sync. Whether you fall into that group or not, If you have any concerns about the your Moodle gradebook set-up, we urge you to contact us. We are eager to help ensure your students are receiving accurate feedback in their gradebooks!!

Fellowship Fridays Return Today

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How is the return to the not-so-normal classroom going? The pandemic is not over. Resilience is not a given, but we are all in this together and we need to get out of together. So, let’s get together and talk about it! Teaching staff and faculty join Bridget Robinson-Riegler, faculty member in the psychology department at 4:30 on Fridays (starting today!) to talk about the ups and downs of this not-so-normal year. To make things totally inclusive, these meetings will happen on Zoom.

General Announcements

Short Study Away in NYC or Italy on Spring Break

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Did you know you can study off-campus on spring break!? Two spring semester programs have a travel component on spring break, with various course options for each, and both programs fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement. These programs are open to students in good standing:

****ISLAM IN THE USA, traveling to NYC … choose one course:

HIS 195 (Humanities credit) or RLN 205 (Search for Meaning II credit)

see website, linked below, for full course and program details


ENL 221 – Writing about Art and Popular Culture
ENL 324 –Creative Non-Fiction
HIS 170 — Food: A Global History, fulfills a Humanities requirement
HIS 440 — Topics: Food: A Global History

see website, linked below, for full course and program details

Applications for these programs are due November 1 — use the link below!

Got questions? Get in touch:, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the details and apply online at the Center for Global Education & Experience website.

Summer 2022 Application Deadlines for Internships are Approaching

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Internships and Full-time positions are posted now to start Summer 2022 – Don’t Delay!!! Excellent pay and experience!

U.S. Bank (800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis) Apply by October 1st
Ameriprise Financial (Corporate Posting Only) Apply by October 3rd

Opportunities are posted on Handshake – (they hire multiple interns for each position, to work in various departments)

Find Internship and Entry Level Postings:
1. Log into Handshake
2. Click on Employers
3. In Search bar type in either U.S. Bank (look for address 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis) or Ameriprise Financial (Corporate Postings Only)
4. Click on U.S. Bank or Ameriprise Financial (Corporate Posting Only)
5. On the right side of screen you will see Jobs at …… at this point you can click see all jobs

To be considered as a strong candidate we encourage students to visit our Resume Review Drop-In Hours, prior to applying. Stop by the Strommen Center on M,W,F 9:00-2:00 and Th 9:00-11:00 to have your resume reviewed.

Questions- email

Strommen Career & Internship Services


Employer Table: College Nannies and Tutors

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On Friday, September 24th (TODAY) College Nannies & Tutors will be on campus tabling in the lobby of the Christensen Center from 10:00am.-12:30pm.

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001 we’ve built local professional teams across the country who’ve helped hundreds of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter, have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny, or get their college bound student the tutoring they need to succeed. If you’re interested in becoming a College Sitter, College Nanny or College Tutor stop by our table in the Christensen Center, Lobby.

Or visit our web site –

Back To School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Event Announcements

Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

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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

TODAY-Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance 15th Annual Kick-Off

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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:
Meeting ID: 940 7141 4973
Password: V9F85A

Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium, October 5

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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 be available and posted in advance

Auggie Connect – Sverdrup 102

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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, near the Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact for disability-related accommodations.
See you Monday!
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting September 27

Yard Games this Sunday– Prizes Available

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Yard games including Spike ball, ladder golf and cornhole are available to play. Games require a partner and will be single elimination style! You must be an Augsburg student to attend. Please click the link to sign up on the spreadsheet! Prizes will be won and snacks will be provided! Check in is 2:45pm, 3pm start time. Takes place on Edor Nelson Field!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Personal Care Assistants Needed

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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 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! Receive a 500 dollar bonus if you work until the end of the semester.

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 Hope you will join!