Augsburg CGEE Represented at AAC&U Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, on her poster session presented at the American Academy of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Conference on  October 12, in Seattle, Washington. Her poster, “Migration: Local & Global Learning through Study Abroad” was featured.

 

Migration poster Cuernavaca to Minneapolis
Poster presentation on Migration from Cuernavaca to Minneapolis

CGEE On the Road

Will we be at your school fall 2018? Check out our traveler’s schedules below!

Want to make a one-on-one appointment with us while we are in your area? Email globaled@augsburg.edu with attention Lucy, add your school, and we’ll schedule your appointment!

 

List of schools, alphabetical by state. Some schools may not be listed; email us to inquire if you do not see your school listed.

School Numeric Date City State
Colorado College 9/7 Colorado Springs CO
Wesleyan University 10/1 Middletown CT
Butler University 10/4 Indianapolis IN
Valparaiso University 8/29 Valparaiso IN
Wabash College 9/25 Crawfordsville IN
Berea College 11/15 Berea KY
Amherst College 10/2 Amherst MA
Clark University 10/3 Worcester MA
Williams College 9/21 Williamstown MA
McDaniel College 9/6 Westminster MD
Bates College 9/26 Lewiston ME
Bowdoin College 9/26 Brunswick ME
Carleton College 9/26 Northfield MN
St. Olaf College 9/26 Northfield MN
University of St. Thomas 9/20 St. Paul MN
Fordham University 9/6 New York NY
Siena College 9/26 Albany NY
Capital University 10/1 Bexley OH
Denison University 9/26 Granville OH
Oberlin College 9/20 Oberlin OH
Carnegie Mellon University 9/14 Pittsburgh PA
Cedar Crest College 9/5 Allentown PA
Chatham University 9/13 Pittsburgh PA
Lafayette College 9/5 Easton PA
Saint Joseph’s University 9/13 Philadelphia PA
Swarthmore College 10/8 Swarthmore PA
Providence College 9/24 Providence RI
Southwestern University 9/18 Georgetown TX
Texas Lutheran University 9/20 Seguin TX
Trinity University 9/17 San Antonio TX
Seattle University 10/9 Seattle WA
Evergreen State College 11/14 Olympia WA
University of Puget Sound 9/18 Tacoma WA

 

CGEE Pride Award Recipients

Pride Award for CGEE on rainbow paperWe are happy to announce that the Center for Global Education and Experience was selected as one of the recipients of the 2017-2018 Augsburg Pride Award!

This award is given annually to a staff, faculty, department, and/or student organization at Augsburg that has shown a commitment to advocacy, visibility, equity, and justice for LGBTQIA+ individuals at Augsburg, and in our case, at all of our locations around that world that serve students and participants from multiple institutions!

The nomination was anonymous. It described CCGE’s efforts to train its employees to be culturally competent in working with LGBTQIA+ communities. It also discussed CGEE’s efforts across its programming to provide equitable accommodations to LGBTQIA+ students and incorporate issues of gender and sexual justice in curricular and co-curricular programs.
Thank you for the recognition from Augsburg and our anonymous nominator!

Meet Our New International Resident Assistant Sophie

Sophie is from Queens, NY, and joined CGEE after completing a fellowship in Mendoza, Argentina. As a 100 Projects for Peace Fellow with the Kathryn W. Davis Foundation, she designed and implemented an orientation program for study abroad students in Mendoza to help foster intercultural friendships which she believe is central to fostering deep engagement in local culture. Before moving to Argentina, Sophie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Amherst College. She is passionate about helping individuals create community in spaces that initially seem unfamiliar. This led her to found an organization for first generation college students at Amherst and then develop a program for students abroad. She is excited to get to the know the many diverse communities in Mexico and work alongside a wonderful group of colleagues.

Welcome Sophie!

Profile Photo of a Young Woman
Meet our new IRA in Mexico, Sophie!

Meet Our New IRA in Namibia

Meet our new International Resident Assistant in Namibia, Jamila!

 

Jamila staff photo cgee

 

Jamila is from Santa Barbara, CA, and joined CGEE from a job in Washington D.C. Before moving to DC, Jamila earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development at the University of California, San Diego and a Dual-Masters of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Jamila has worked with various students (middle school to college age) for approximately 10 years. She enjoys supporting youths’ transformation from learners to talented leaders, who are prepared and excited to make the world a better place. Jamila is excited to explore all of Namibia’s wonderful attractions, restaurants and communities.

Welcome New Assistant Provost

Welcome to our new Assistant Provost for Global Education and Experience, Patrick Mulvihill, M.P.A.

Patrick joined Augsburg CGEE on August 1 and brings 20+ years of experience advancing social justice and change through global education, experiential learning, program development, and community development.  At Augsburg, he will offer strategic, curricular, and operational leadership for our global education programs and initiatives, both domestically and internationally.

Most recently, Pat served 12 years as director of operations at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA).  HECUA, a consortium of 24 colleagues and universities, offers off-campus academic programs rooted in interdisciplinary, community-based experiential education. Throughout his career, Pat has demonstrated a deep commitment to equity, to educating an intentionally diverse mix of students, and to building intercultural competence.

Pat earned a bachelor’s in history from St. Olaf College and holds the Master of Arts in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota.

Welcome to our New Program Coordinator

Welcome to our new Program Coordinator in Namibia, Alex Sikume!

Alex Sikume Staff PhotoAlex Sikume is the new Instructor for Political Science and Social Change.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management majoring in Policy Analysis from School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China. He further holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and Industrial Psychology from the University of Namibia.

Alex worked for the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development for ten years as a Development Planner dealing with issues of local government operations, administration and management. In 2011 he worked for the United Nations Development Programme as a Programme Officer. He further worked as Technical Advisor under the Building Local Capacity Project for Southern Africa within the Management Sciences for Health. Continue reading “Welcome to our New Program Coordinator”

CGEE Statement on Recent Executive Orders

The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) is committed to global education and intercultural experiences. The Center greatly values diversity of peoples and exchanges of culture that expand our appreciation and deepen our understanding of one another.

We have been committed to teaching and living the values of equity and inclusion and hospitality and social justice for more than 30 years and recent executive orders from U.S. President Donald J. Trump will not cause us to falter in that commitment.  While we are encouraged by the recent legal actions to these orders, we will continue to be engaged and vigilant.

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CGEE Campus Visits

Want to meet in person with a CGEE representative? A mix of faculty, staff, and program consultants will be all across the US this September, October, and November!

To schedule a visit with a traveler, please email Lucy Hardaker (hardaker@augsburg.edu).

Who, Where, When (listed alphabetically by US state):

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