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The Playwrights’ Center (Augsburg CGEE partner) recently held the PlayLabs Festival, one of the nation’s most comprehensive new play festivals. If you want to experience the festival for yourself, you can stream filmed readings of the three featured plays now:
That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven
by Franky D. Gonzalez
Glory. Survival. Legacy. Citizenship. Four Latino boxers all chase a world title to achieve their personal versions of heaven. But to get there, they must battle each other, their own battered bodies, society, and the universe itself. All four men walk the line between life and death in this collision of combat and cosmos.
A Walless Church: The Black Woman’s Guide To Making God
by AriDy Nox
A Walless Church is a Living Room play/ritual/lecture where three godlings create God, interweaving between narrator and protagonist and teacher and student and priestess and witness and god and God recklessly. Oru, the seasoned expert, Nona, the perfectionist, and Mo, the newbie. While Oru, Nona, and Mo struggle to create a God worthy of Creation, they also struggle with the various black women they haphazardly embody, all of whom are struggling to see the God within themselves. But our godlings are persistent and they refuse to fail. (At least, not without a fight.)
by Andrew Rosendorf
Five years after the end of WWII, a group of gay soldiers gather for a reunion of sorts on Fire Island—and are met by an outsider with a surprise that will cause them to question whether history is best left in the past. At a time when “security risk” was government code for “homosexual,” it will take courage to step out of the shadows as each confronts their present and future.
You can also stream the festival showcase and a conversation with the featured playwrights, all on the Playwrights’ Center website May 15-21!
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The Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) works collaboratively with Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Paul Public Schools while supporting American Indian students working toward degrees in education at Augsburg. The program is designed to increase the number of licensed American Indian teachers serving Minnesota Public and Tribal School Systems. We do this by providing scholarship funding that can be up to $15,000 for an academic year depending on the number of applications we receive. We may also provide professional development opportunities like attending the Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) Conference.
For more information about eligibility and applying, please visit the webpage below. Email email@example.com with questions.
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The following Augsburg Staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:
05/10/2023: Public Safety Officer
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The Community Connections Conference is an annual free event that connects residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and local government. This is a great opportunity to connect with all sorts of people and organizations across the Twin Cities–health organizations, educators, neighborhood groups, nonprofits of all ilk! If you’d like to get a crew from Augsburg to go together, email Jenean Gilmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
8-9 a.m. registration and exhibit hall opens
9-10 a.m. opening ceremony and performances
10:15-11:30 a.m. breakout sessions
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m. breakout sessions
2:45-3 p.m. closing remarks
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Abdulkadir Sharif ‘20 has finished his first semester at Georgetown School of Foreign Service studying for a Master’s in International Security funded by a Pickering Fellowship. This summer, as part of his Pickering Fellowship, Abdul will be interning in D.C. with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of the Global Leaders Division. He will be focusing on public diplomacy efforts in the Western Hemisphere and Sub-Saharan Africa. Next summer he will have an overseas placement with the foreign service. Once he completes his internships and master’s he will enter the foreign service as a U.S. diplomat. In addition to winning a Pickering, Abdul won a Boren African Flagship Initiative award where he studied Swahili at the University of Florida and in Tanzania. He also won a Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Scholarship to study at Princeton as well as an Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in the Netherlands. Abdul’s accomplishments are inspiring. Congratulations, Abdul!