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DEI Anytime, Anywhere: Forum On-Demand

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The Forum’s annual conference is the premier #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion (DEI) learning opportunity, and it’s now available ON-DEMAND!

General Sessions featuring Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, Nonprofit leader, and Former US Presidential & NYC Mayoral candidate), Cassandra Worthy (Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global), and over 60 workshops, trend talks, sessions, and more!

Augsburg Faculty and Staff qualify for a special faculty and staff rate. Contact The Forum at to register and get access.

New – Forum Podcast Ep. 94: A Public Health Perspective on DEI and Health Equity

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast Dr. Harry Petaway (Equity Communities of Practice) chats with us on how social determinants of health are interlaced with DEI and collaborative approach to health equity.

General Announcements

Payroll Stipend Form

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The Augsburg Human Resources and Payroll team is launching a new electronic Payroll Payment Request (stipend) form and approval flow. No more paper forms!

The approval flow requires each request to be approved by the cost center’s budget manager, the Division Vice President and Vice President of Strategy. The new process reduces employee ID errors to help ensure Payroll Payment requests are processed correctly

The Payroll Payment Request form is available at for immediate use! Old PDF/Paper forms will continue to be accepted until May 31st. Beginning June 1st only the new electronic Payroll Payment Request form will be accepted.

A couple of reminders:
-This form is to be used to request staff & student employee compensation for services rendered outside of their regularly scheduled work duties. This form should not be used in lieu of non-exempt employees recording hours worked on their biweekly timesheet. All payment requests will be reviewed for legal compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
-Reimbursements for mileage, supplies, etc. should be requested from Administrative Accounting.

Payroll Payment (Stipend) Form

Welcome to Our New Admission Counselor – Anna Cox

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Please join the Undergraduate Admissions Office in welcoming Anna Cox (Elianna Cox) as our newest Admission Counselor! Anna joins us as a recent graduate of Augsburg (2022) where she served as a LEAD Fellow, Student Body President, and worked many years in Campus Activities. Her institutional knoweledge and direct experience as a student will be a welcomed addition to our office, strengthening our recruitment efforts!

Anna’s first day will be Tuesday, May 31st. She is joining the current first year recruitment team of: Shonna Fulford (Associate Director), Josh Owens (Assistant Director), Summaiah Junaid (Assistant Director), and Mai Chaw Lee (Assistant Director).

Voyager Scholarship: Get Paid Tuition and Travel

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News of a brand new opportunity was just made – the Obama Voyager Scholarship. A collaboration between Barack and Michelle Obama and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. Designed for rising juniors who intend a career in public service.

– Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college. This financial aid should alleviate the burden of college debt so that students can afford to pursue a career in public service.
– Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
– After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.
– Students will be invited each fall to an annual summit to help define and inspire their public service journey. At the summit this fall, they will meet with President Obama and Brian Chesky to talk about the role of empathy and understanding in leadership. They’ll also hear from guest speakers on different approaches to service, and build community with other Voyagers.

Plan to enroll full-time in their junior year of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in Fall 2022.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
Have demonstrated need
Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
Be a United States (U.S.) citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)

Applications Due: June 14th, 2022

Please email if you need help with applying.

Apply Here

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email

Fill out the Google Form here!

Supporting First-Generation College Students

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On Saturday, June 4th, three of our Augsburg University students who identify as First-generation college students will be running the FANS Ultra-Marathon. FANS (Furthering Achievement Through a Network of Support) is a college and career mentorship program for high school students, specifically working with students of color, recent immigrants, and other groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Angelica Bello Ayapantecatl, Kay Joanne Carvajal Moran and Ivonne Hernandez will be participating in the 6-Hour Marathon at Normandale Lake and would appreciate the support of our Augsburg directors, professors, staff, students and community members. They are only $940 dollars short from their goal! If you have the opportunity to donate to their fundraiser anything would help!

Thank you for your generous contributions and for believing in students!

If you have any further questions about the program you may contact Ivonne Hernandez at

Con cariño,
Angelica Bello Ayapantecatl, Ivonne Hernandez, and Kay Joanne Carvajal Moran and TEAM-PUC!

Free Groceries at the Cupboard and Cooking Space at the Food Lab

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The Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) is open this summer during the following times:

Mondays: 3-7pm
Tuesdays: 12:30-3:30pm
Wednesdays: 3-6pm

All groceries are free!

You can also join Campus Kitchen in the Food Lab this summer every Tuesday 2-4pm and Wednesday 4-6pm for open cooking hours!

We will provide all the kitchen equipment and some basic ingredients, and you can bring any extra ingredients for yourself (or stop by the Campus Cupboard on your way!).

Stay tuned for cooking workshops throughout the summer during these times! If you have any ideas for a workshop — or would like to lead one — don’t hesitate to reach out to

Event Announcements

Forum Webinar: Why the Workplace is the Perfect Place to Discuss the Undiscussables, Race and Racism

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When: June 16, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT
Level: Intermediate
Presenters: Margaret Greenberg, The Business of Race, LLC  |  Gina Greenlee, The Business of Race, LLC
Cost: Free

Talking about race and racism at work historically has been taboo. However, we can’t solve what we don’t talk about. It’s time for a new approach.
For nearly 60 years, workplaces have focused on diversity specific to gender and many historically underrepresented groups. Much of that focus has been on education, training, and awareness building at the individual level. What organizations haven’t devoted equal attention to is RACIAL diversity and how to change the SYSTEM of work—business policies and practices—to create and sustain a racially diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.
While no single societal sector can disrupt the status quo on its own, innovative businesses and courageous leaders can lead the way. No matter your racial identity, no matter your role or level in your organization, you can do SOMETHING. We don’t profess to know what that “something” is for you but in this session, you will learn two actionable tools to uncover it.

Learning Outcomes
Explore racial diversity through both an asset and business lens
Create a business case for racial diversity that will engage your multiple stakeholder groups
Facilitate strategy sessions using the SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, + results) framework

Forum PDL – Purpose and Belonging: Two Key Ingredients for an Inclusive Culture

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Our deep-dive learning opportunity is returning this June.

Unlike traditional workshop sessions, Professional Development Labs (PDLs) are goal-oriented and include personal and professional action and accountability planning for next level leadership.

Join the Unity Lab team to learn how to activate purpose, belonging and inclusion on your teams, and effectively lead diverse teams. In this interactive session, you will understand how activating purpose and belonging in the workplace builds an inclusive and inspiring culture – full of authentic, high trust, diverse relationships across an organization. To create truly inclusive and diverse workplaces, we must first create opportunities for employees to activate their purpose and build empathy and trust with each other.

When: June 23, 2022 11:00 am – 4:00 pm CST
Where: Online/Virtual

Ride to the Grocery Store With Campus Kitchen This Friday

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Do you like to run errands as a group? Let’s go to the grocery store together! Join us this Friday, May 27th from 3-5pm. We will meet at Lot E in front of Mortenson before we go to Cub Foods!

Bring your own bags!

The purpose of this event is to improve food access amongst the student body by solving the transportation issue that a lot of Augsburg residents have.

Thank you in advance for joining us! ☺️

This is the link to the Google Form to RSVP:

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