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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/

DEI Anytime, Anywhere: Forum On-Demand

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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 workplaceforum@augsburg.edu to register and get access.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/2022-on-demand/

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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.

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

submitted by antonsen@augsburg.edu

Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Friday 07/08 to be processed for the Friday, 07/15 pay date. This includes stipends, and all change forms for benefits, FSA, HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding forms.

Supervisors: Please approve timesheets by Friday.

If you have any questions, email payroll@augsburg.edu.
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses for Next Year – Earn Credit Off Campus

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

PICTURING AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, & HOLLYWOOD
• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

FAITH, VOCATION, & SOCIAL CHANGE IN GUATEMALA
• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in ROTTERDAM & AMSTERDAM
• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fictions (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF
•SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (4 credits), elective

INVESTIGATING GREATER MINNESOTA: RESEARCH & PERFORMANCE
•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel in Greater Minnesota (location TBD)
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

SCIENCE & RELIGION IN GERMANY
• Travel in May/June 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF

MONEY, BANKING, & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN GERMANY

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

AUGSBURG in MEXICO
• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you!

Got questions? Get in touch: abroad@augsburg.edu

Check out all the program offerings here

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Ukrainian Plays – Fundraiser for Ukraine

submitted by clarks@augsburg.edu

Staged readings of Ukrainian plays written since the Russian invasion. A fundraiser for Ukraine.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, theaters across the globe have been providing staged readings of Ukrainian plays to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people and raise awareness of their plight. Augsburg University’s MFA Program joins this effort on July 22, when, with special assistance from Lisa Channer, the Artistic Director at Theater Novi Most, seven short plays — all written by Ukrainians since the Russian invasion — will be performed at Augsburg’s Tjornhom-Nelson Theater. With the MFA Program scheduled to be in attendance, only 35 tickets are available to the public.

For a full description of the event and to reserve tickets, please visit the event page on Eventbrite.

Worldwide Ukrainian Plays Project – Tickets, Info

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