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Forum Podcast Ep. 78: ERGs – An Untapped Resource Worthy of Your Investment

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Graciela Meibar (Graciela Meibar Consulting) and Jane Hyun (Hyun & Associates) explore the value Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) bring to an organization like developing internal talent, providing insights on sensitive DEI matters, and more.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p78/

Earn Credits by Studying Abroad in Summer 2022

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Summer study abroad & away programs are a great way to earn credits, get off-campus, and do something different! Summer 2022 has several short program options, each with different course choices, and you only commit to 2-3 weeks of travel. All programs fulfil the Augsburg Experience requirement.

—————Apply to the following programs by January 31——————

****Community, Arts, and Culture in PUERTO RICO, USA

One course option: THR 295 – Art for Social Change, fulfills a Fine Arts requirement

****Economic Crisis, Small Business, and Ethics in GREECE

Choose one course: Business, Economics, and Ethics in the Greek context: BUS 495, ECO 495, or Keystone 490

****Innovation & Design in the NETHERLANDS: Past & Present

Choose one ART and one HIS course:

Innovation in the Netherlands – HIS 195 (fulfills Humanities requirement) or HIS 440 (upper elective)

and

Intro or Advanced Digital Photography – ART 133 (fulfills Fine Arts requirement) or ART 333

—————Apply for the following programs by March 1———————

****Music Therapy in SOUTH AFRICA

Choose one course: MUS 374 or 474 – Music Therapy Practicum

Grad student course options: MUS 511 and/or MUS 582

****Augsburg in MEXICO

+Spanish Language and Culture (all levels of Spanish available) – 4 study dates available during the summer

+Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership: June 8 – July 31 8 credits

Spanish 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

SPA/INS 399: Clinical Observership (prerequisite: 3 semesters of college level Spanish, or through SPA212, or instructor’s permission, or native speaker of Spanish )

+Spanish for Ministry & Public Theology: June 8 – July 24 8 credits

SPA 111 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits) and

SPA 116 Beginning Spanish for Ministry (4 credits) upper level sections available for both classes.

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center

Get all the program details and apply online

General Announcements

Free Media Training for Women Interested in Politics

submitted by pippert@augsburg.edu

Ready to Run Minnesota, which is part of a national network of nonpartisan campaign training programs designed to encourage women to run for office and to encourage all of us to support increased representation of women in politics. This year, there will be a series of monthly (October-February) virtual training sessions over the lunch hour on Fridays. You will learn about fundraising, receive media training, and gain other important skills…all for free.

The next session is Friday, November 5th at noon and will cover strategies for dealing with the media.

Everyone is welcome to join the free sessions on Fridays, so please use the link below to sign up (scroll down to see the media training information).

https://cas.stthomas.edu/experience/ready-to-run/

Give to the Max for PASS

submitted by vangss3@augsburg.edu

Pan-Asian Student Services (PASS) is participating in this year’s Give to the Max campaign! This is where we raise money for our ASIA scholarship and PASS programing here at Augsburg. Your donation will help Pan-Asian identified students focus more on their education than their tuition. In addition, the funding will go towards our events and activities meant to keep the community united and engaged. This year our main issues of focus are anti hate in the Asian community and mental health.

Our goal is to raise $5000. Anything helps to get us closer to our goal. Please consider donating today! Pan Asian Student Scholarship Fund

If you have any questions or would like more information about our scholarship and/or program, please email panasian@augsburg.edu

Pan Asian Student Scholarship Fund

2022 Student Leadership Application

submitted by stockare@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in a student leadership position for the 2022-2023 academic year? Apply to be an AugSem Leader, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, Residence Life Lead, Pan-Asian Mentor, Pan-Asian Student Services Intern, Augsburg Youth Theology Institute Mentor, and/or Strommen Peer Advisor today! The deadline to apply is November 10 at 12:00 pm.

Apply Here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctfOrt1VpVxBqco21z2izJNsG6PosCIOtITA94DHBX3Lrm6Q/viewform

Wear Your Support: Raise $$ for MN Urban Debate Through Bonfire Merchandise

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT: INTRODUCING NEW MNUDL MERCHANDISE!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. Over 1,000 students are gaining academic schools through national topic policy debate, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and Summer Camp!

Just in time for the holidays, we’re launching our new Bonfire store: https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Bonfire is helping us raise money for the Minnesota Urban Debate League through merchandise sales. Purchase one of our unique MNUDL items, and you’ll receive them through the mail!

Our merchandise includes shirts & sweatshirts from Youth Sizes-4XL, plus mugs and tote bags!

Visit the MNUDL Bonfire Store & order your merch early today:

https://www.bonfire.com/store/mnudl/

Buy Merch Now

Looking For an Attitude of Gratitude? Use TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

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

Where to Find Human Resources Information and Forms

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet (inside.augsburg.edu). All necessary forms can be found at (https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/forms/) where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at (https://augsburg.leapfile.net).

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below:
studentemployment@augsburg.edu ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions
payroll@augsburg.edu ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions
hr@augsburg.edu ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Event Announcements

Open Enrollment is November 1–12

submitted by robaka@augsburg.edu

Benefits Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 PM on November 12. Please review the 2022 Benefits Guide for important information and rates for the upcoming benefit year.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session; all will be virtual again this year. Use the Zoom links below to register for one of the live sessions:

Friday 11/5 9:00 am – 10 am

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfu6trz0sG9Fz71-pmYAz6LcCw7d5ajMR

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

https://augsburg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkf-Gvqj4sGdBqHi3fv9yUPVBZS0_hV74S

A recorded session for on-demand viewing will also be available soon.

To enroll or make changes to your benefit elections, visit:
Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment.

For your convenience, your current 2021 benefit elections will be pre-populated in the open enrollment portal. Even if you are not making changes, we ask that you submit the enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same for 2022.

Please note, 2021 pre-tax HSA and FSA annual elections do not carry over into the next benefit year, so you must elect an amount for 2022 to continue participation.

**Anyone who enrolls the first week will be entered into a drawing to win some exciting PRIZES!

Link to 2022 Benefits Guide ~ (https://sites.augsburg.edu/hr/benefits/)

This link leads to our HR Benefits page; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header to view.

Email hr@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Workshop on Friday Nov. 12: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Want to learn more about off-campus research opportunities in STEM? The National Science Foundation supports programs called Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs.

On Friday, November 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to search for and apply to summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM
Format: Virtual over Zoom

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link below.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems
The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social Systems NSF-REU Site (Award #1852426) supports the training of undergraduate students in conducting collaborative research– from hypothesis formation to data collection, analysis, public outreach, and publication. Complementary instruction in professional development, ethics, and statistical modules are also incorporated in the program’s curriculum.

Housed at the Center for Archaeological Studies at the University of South Alabama, teams of students collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of dynamic scientists while conducting original research on two Arabian Bronze Age skeletal collections (2400-2100 BCE) over an eight-week period. As part of these independent research projects, students will examine how alternative pathways to social complexity were embodied in ancient human skeletal remains and reflected in burial traditions.

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at dupont@augsburg.edu.

REU Workshop Registration

Applying for Paid STEM Internships through SciTech

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Looking for an internship experience for spring or summer that is with a smaller company with a STEM context? Come to a workshop to learn about the program from SciTech staff. They will even walk you through the application process.

Two attendance options!

VIRTUAL: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm over Zoom
https://forms.gle/UJfqgi5uzh8VCcfQ6

IN-PERSON: November 18th, 4:30-5:3pm in Hagfors 150B
https://forms.gle/VoXePABA6c2mM3P79

Learn more about the SciTech STEM Internship Program from SciTech staff
Hear about past student internship company placements and experiences
Ask any questions you may have about the program or process
Complete the SciTech application as part of the session

About SciTech:
The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

SciTech was created in 2011 to address Minnesota’s STEM workforce needs. Since its inception, SciTech has helped nearly 2,200 students find paid internships in small and medium-sized Minnesota companies.

Questions? Email stem@augsburg.edu.

Faculty Invited – Provost Search Listening Sessions

submitted by bergc2@augsburg.edu

Faculty Invited – Provost Search Listening Sessions

AGB Search firm has been engaged to assist with the provost search. Representatives from AGB Search are inviting faculty to participate in listening sessions. Thank you to those who were able to participate on Nov. 1.

A second listening session is scheduled for Thur. Nov. 4, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., via Zoom.

Given the Zoom format, AGB Search has asked that the session be limited to 25 participants. If the response warrants, a third session will be added. Please watch Amail for further updates.

Please use the registration form – linked below – to register for Nov. 4.

Questions may be directed to Cyndi Berg in the Office of the President, bergc2@augsburg.edu.

Listening Session Registration Form

Nov 10: Annual Thor Heyerdahl Conference 2021: Migration and Identity

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

You are invited to attend the Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2021 conference to be held virtually on Wednesday, November 10th from 9:00-15:30 CET.

The conference is a collaboration between the Thor Heyerdahl Institute, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Oslo, our Augsburg University (USA), and Vestfold & Telemark County Council. The conference will focus on the global subject of “Migration and Identity.”

President Paul Pribbenow will hold a session titled: Hospitality is not Enough: Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

The conference focuses on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Reduced Inequalities (10), Sustainable Cities and Communities (11), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (16), and Partnerships for the Goals (17).

More information about the virtual conference can be found on the website of the Vestfold Museum/Thor Heyerdahl Institute (see link below). Note that the link for this virtual event will be made available in advance of the conference date. So, refer back to this site to access the link to join the virtual conference on November 10th from 900-1530 CET.

We look forward to your participation!

Bettine Hoff Hermanson
(Director, Norway Hub – Augsburg University)

Thor Heyerdahl Conference

Greenhouse Tour and Staff Social Hour Hosted by Staff Senate

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Join your fellow Augsburg staff in Hagfors room 352 on November 4, 2021 at 2pm which lines up with the Hagfors Greenhouse from noon-3pm. Come meet new staff and catch up with each other! Come for 5 minutes or stay the whole hour — we would love to see as many of you there as possible!

There will be cookies, juice, coffee, and fresh fruit in Hagfors room 352.

Forum Webinar, Who Gets to Belong in Corporate America?

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: November 18, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CDT
Presenters: Michael Welp, WMFDP  |  Isis Fabian, Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)  |  Julia Taylor Kennedy, Coqual  |  Michael Collins, State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Cost: Free
Register at, https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

A recent report reveals that, predictably, white men feel the highest sense of belonging in corporate America.

Conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), The Power of Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters in Today’s Workplace is the first of its kind to define, measure, and quantify what it means to belong at work—with insights into race, gender, ethnicity, generation, and other demographic identities.

Together, we will explore CTI’s findings and how to create work cultures where everyone belongs.

Learning Outcomes
Learn about how different identities feel they belong
Identify new options for creating cultures of belonging
Become more conscious of how your own behaviors unintentionally reinforce unproductive dynamics

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/who-gets-to-belong-in-corporate-america/

Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Want to know what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month.

The next First Thursday is November 4, from 1PM to 3PM. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Questions? Please contact the Greenhouse Curator, Dr. Leon van Eck (vaneck@augsburg.edu).

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Annual Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training

submitted by reeck@augsburg.edu

During the June 9, 2020 University Town Hall, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete anti-racism training. Please use the link provided to learn more about this year’s training and to register. Questions can be directed to the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at inclusion@augsburg.edu.

Anti-Racism Training 2021-2022 Website

You’re Invited: Get Your Free Ticket to Attend the 9th Annual Mayors Challenge to Support the MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Join Our Fun & Informative Virtual Event Demonstrating the Power of Debate!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is proud to present our 9th annual Mayors Challenge Debate Fundraising Breakfast: The Great Water Debate. This event will be hosted virtually by Augsburg University.

Four of our debaters from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Roseville school districts will face off in two teams, articulating arguments on how we steward one of our greatest resources – water.

Our VIP panel of judges (and you!) will pick the most persuasive team.

You will also see how the MNUDL creates new opportunities for our students to be champions – both in and out of the classroom.

Governor Tim Walz (Invited) and Minnesota First Lady Gwen Walz will host the Governor’s table. Mayor Melvin Carter, Mayor Jacob Frey, and special guests will judge our debate. You have a chance to join them as a VIP judge with your sponsorship!

Schedule of Events
8:30 am: Virtual Program Begins
– Debate & Student Panel
– Champion of Change

9:40 am: Decision by Mayor Carter, Mayor Frey and Panel

10:00 am: Program Concludes

For more information about sponsorship opportunities and how to register, check out Augsburg University’s Advancement Page.

Register for the Event

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1 p.m.

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major. Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Calling All Female Identifying Students to Meet the Zetas

submitted by huntert2@augsburg.edu

Meet the Zetas is an event for women identifying students interested in finding out more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Kappa Pi City-wide chapter. The Event is Wednesday November 10th 2021 at 7:00pm in the Oren Gateway conference room 100.You can register with the link below.

Register Here

Submit Names of Loved Ones for All Saints Commemoration

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

We will hold an All Saints service in chapel November 5 at 10:40 am. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. At this service we praise God for the saints who’ve gone before us, especially honoring ones who have been personally significant in our faith. We’ll also remember those who have died, especially in this past year. We celebrate and remember through song and prayer. Please submit names you would like included in the service to the campus ministry office by emailing Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu by noon on November 4.

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