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Podcast Ep. 96: Building a Diversity Program as an HR Professional Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Kari Heistad d (Culture Coach International, Diversity Dashboard) answers questions from listeners that attended our May 19, 2022 webinar Building a Diversity Program as an HR Professional.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p96/

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Farewell to Catherina Kipper – Thursday

submitted by tollina@augsburg.edu

Catherina Kipper, URGO’s Prehealth Professions Specialist, will be returning to the University of MN, having accepted a position as an Assistant Director of Advising in the College of Liberal Arts. In the seven plus years that Catherina worked at Augsburg she established a stellar prehealth science advising program and assisted countless students and alums with their applications and interviews to various prehealth science programs. She also served as the advisor to the newly created and active Pre-Dentistry and Pre-PA clubs.

Students sought Catherina out because she provided honest and thorough advice about how to be a competitive prehealth applicant. She is particularly gifted as a writing coach, painstakingly reading multiple drafts of statements and secondary applications, always helping students find their own voices. Because of her commitment and knowledge, more Augsburg students and alums gained admissions to prehealth programs and more of them had multiple offers.

All of her staff and faculty colleagues immediately noticed her professionalism, deep knowledge of the health professions, dedication to student advancement, cross cultural competency and generous nature. As the only other staff member in URGO, Catherina accepted multiple responsibilities to ensure that the office functioned with a high quality of service–always her standard.

We thank her for her dedicated service to Augsburg and wish her the best in her new position.

Please join us on Thursday, July 7th in Hagfors 101 for cake and well wishes from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Opportunity – Applications Due September 1

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Humanities Connections

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Maximum award amount: Up to $35,000 for Planning; up to $150,000 for Implementation

Application available: June 3, 2022
Optional draft due: July 21, 2022
Deadline: September 1, 2022

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Today: Garden Time 12-1PM

submitted by castilla@augsburg.edu

Come join the Environmental Stewardship Team and Augsburg Community Gardeners every Tuesday this summer from 12-1PM. Learn about the garden, meet gardeners and ESC student interns, volunteer on garden projects, and enjoy some time outside with the greater Augsburg Community! No garden expertise and experience necessary!

Email Monica McDaniel with any questions

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