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Come celebrate Lauren Causey’s new career opportunity during an on-campus farewell event planned for Thursday, October 7, from 2:00-3:00 pm in the quad (OGC 100 if inclement weather).
We want to celebrate Lauren Causey’s new career opportunity as the Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Projects at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. As the Director of Augsburg’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Lauren led our campus work in all things grant-related. In the process she also became a Certified Research Administrator. Those of us who have worked closely with Lauren in grant preparation and management know her incredible capacity to write compelling narratives around Augsburg’s mission and her amazing attention to detail. Her talents and steadfast professionalism, patience, and grace created the foundation for numerous grants over the past 3 years,
We thank Lauren for her dedication to our campus and the true impact her work had in supporting our students and faculty since joining the Augsburg staff in 2018. We wish Lauren well in her new endeavors and know that she will always be a part of our Augsburg family.
Drop by, grab a goodie and wish Lauren well!
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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 available, registration required
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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for the Blessing of the Animals service 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 and a slideshow of pets. Chapel services are recorded and available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.
Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres’ blessing and leave taking.
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All are welcome to join us for the upcoming mathematics colloquium presented by John Zobitz, Professor of Mathematics and Data Science.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
3:10 – 4:10 PM
Fulbright adventures in Finland: Mathematical models from soil to satellite
The Fulbright program supports students and faculty to engage in international exchanges and scholarship abroad. Last year I was fortunate to travel abroad with my family (even during a pandemic!) to Finland to work on a project that developed mathematical models for soil carbon following forest fires. This project involved an interesting mix of mathematics, data science, and some extra persistence and perseverance. This talk will describe some of the lessons learned from Finland, describe the project results, and provide perspectives on how ecological data informs mathematical models.
Come for the opportunity to learn about a fascinating country and stay for some interesting data visualization!
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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.
Monday come hear about Assistive Technology from our CLASS Assistive Technology & Accommodations Specialist, Lauren Dusek. Join us in person in Sverdrup 102, 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 Monday