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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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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 the Food Lab this Tuesday, October 5 from 6-8pm to learn to cook tacos! Everything is FREE, and spots will fill up fast! Make sure to register ahead of time.
Sign up here!
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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
Staff Senate Website
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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a time of Centering Prayer for Healing, Justice, and Hope. We will offer quiet space for prayer and healing. If you would like to see the chapel service from Friday, it is available on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel.
Blessing of the Animals service
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Please join us as we celebrate Thenedra Roots on October 6th in OGC room 100 from 2-3pm. Thenedra has accepted a new position in the Nonprofit sector and will be leaving Augsburg on October 15th.
Over the last 5 years Thenedra has been an integral part of supporting students in the StepUP program as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her dedication to our students, families and coworkers will be greatly missed.
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Today 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.
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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for disability-related accommodations.
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
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