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Faculty Applications for Travel This Summer Due Wednesday, June 15

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Because of the temporary reduction in full-time faculty professional development funds allocated to Augsburg’s Faculty Development Program (aka CTL), the Program has created a grant review procedure and policy to ensure equitable funding for 2022-2023. (see link to full policy on the CTL website below)

The biggest change for faculty are the new application deadlines. To ensure equitable distribution of grant funding, the FDC will be reviewing grants in bulk four times during the year. The deadline for your grant application depends primarily on WHEN you will be traveling/having expenses. Please note that you may submit a grant application at any time before your preferred deadline; however grants will not be reviewed until the deadline closes.

Round 1 Deadline: June 15, 2022 (for travel/expenses June – Aug 2022)
Round 2 Deadline: July 1, 2022 (for travel/expenses Sep – Nov 2022)
Round 3 Deadline: October 1, 2022 (for travel/expenses Dec 2022 – Feb 2023)
Round 4 Deadline: January 1, 2023 (for travel/expenses Mar – May 2023)

There is additional and more specific information on the CTL website (see link below) which should answer most of your questions! Please contact CTL ( if you have any questions about this temporary policy or would like more information.

Podcast Ep. 95: Designing and Implementing Inclusive Strategies for Virtual Recruiting

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Marie Larson (City of Minneapolis) and Karyn Berg (Ramsey County) provide information and resources to design, implement, and improve candidate outreach through virtual recruiting.

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!

General Announcements

Add a Bookmark: HR Website for Employees

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Add a bookmark for your handy “employee toolbox”: The Human Resources website!

We’ve been hard at work developing our site to serve you. Headings include upcoming news and systems updates, benefits, forms, payroll information, policy manuals and links, student employment tools, and HR team contacts.

-Your HR & Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Augsburg Faculty Named Fulbright Scholars

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Augsburg faculty members George Dierberger (Business Administration) and Joseph Erickson (Education) have been named Fulbright Scholars for the 2022–23 academic year. Details of their awards are located here:

Please join me in congratulating George and Joe.

Summer Mental Health Resources

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The Center for Wellness & Counseling is closed for the summer, but there are a number of mental health resources still available to Augsburg students. CWC wishes everyone a summer of rest and renewal, but we encourage you to reach out for support if and when you need it!

1) 24/7 phone support is available all summer long through ProtoCall (just call CWC at 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1)
2) Free, confidential short-term online counseling is available at Walk In Counseling Center (
3) Sexual assault support is available 24/7 through the Aurora Center at the U of M (612-626-9111) (
4) Self-help resources are available on the CWC website (coping with depression, coping with anxiety, healing from racial trauma, and more) (
5) Student Support Guide (on the CWC and Student Affairs website) has resources to help you connect on and off-campus for academic needs, mental health needs, physical health needs, and basic living needs. (

Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® is excited to announce the opening of the Call for Proposals for our 2023 program year (including our 35th annual conference) — Combining Forces(x): Fueling Our Collective Capacity for Change.

We invite you to submit a proposal to be a part of the upcoming program year to fuel our collective capacity for change.

The submission deadline is Friday, July 15, 2022 11:59 pm US Central Time.

Event Announcements

Next Week: 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

Sign Up for Campus Carpool This Week

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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, June 10th at 3pm. We will meet at Lot E in front of Mortenson before we go to The Seward Co-op. All attendees will receive a $5 dollar gift card!

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! ☺️

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Communications Professor Receives Think-Off Award

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David Lapakko, Associate Prof. of Communication Studies, will once again be recognized at this year’s Great American Think-Off, a philosophy competition held annually in New York Mills, MN. He will be presented with an Honorable Mention award for his essay submission at this year’s Think-Off debate on Saturday night. In the past, Lapakko has been a Think-Off debate finalist in 2013, 2015, and 2019, with Honorable Mention essay awards in 2016, 2018, and 2022. This year’s question is, “Which should be more important: personal choice or social responsibility?”, with Lapakko arguing on behalf of social responsibility.


Did You Lose Your Keys in New York City?

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Did You Lose Your Keys in New York City?

We were recently notified about a set of keys found in New York City with an Augsburg mailbox key attached. The person who found the keys turned them over to the NYPD at the 17th precinct. If you think the keys might be yours, you can find contact information for the 17th precinct at

NYPD 17th Precinct Info