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Development Days in May (May 9-11): Schedule and Program

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The 2023 DDM Schedule and Program are LIVE! Click on the link below to access the latest pdf version of the 2023 DDM Program. The schedule and descriptions will be continually updated as more information comes in and sessions are finalized. Please save the dates on your calendars now!

If you have any questions or are interested in offering a session, please contact CTL at

2023 DDM Program

Goals of GenEd Survey

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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

We want to hear from you! If you haven’t already, please complete the brief, 5-10 minute, anonymous online Goals of General Education survey:

Your responses will inform proposed revisions to our general education curriculum. Survey findings will be shared during the Days in May workshop on Wednesday, May 10th, and in a written report available at the end of May. Thank you to everyone who has responded to the survey. We appreciate your recommendations.

With gratitude,

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Elaine Eschenbacher, Rukia Gesaade, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit

+ Reviewed preliminary findings from the online Goals of General Education survey.
+ Met with chairs and directors. Discussed recommendations for collaboration.

May: General education revision Days in May workshop on May 10th
June: Meet with Staff leaders about general education revision

Goals of General Education Survey Link:
GenEd(it) Comment Box and summary of comments received so far:
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:

Please contact Stacy Freiheit, General Education Director, at with questions.

New Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Faculty Working Group

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Join other faculty to learn about trauma-informed pedagogy and ways to implement trauma-informed strategies into your fall courses. We will meet for two in-person sessions in May (16 and 18), gather on Zoom in August to share intended practices, and enjoy two meals together (in October & November). A stipend of $800 will be awarded to participants. Leaders of the working group are Jennie Diaz (Education), Mary Lowe (Religion & Batalden Faculty Scholar), and Erin Sugrue (Social Work). Please submit a short application (150-300-words) that addresses these questions: Why are you interested in participating in the trauma-informed pedagogy working group? How will learning about trauma-informed pedagogy help you better meet the needs of Augsburg’s students? Email your response to by Saturday, May 6th. This opportunity is funded through the Batalden Faculty Scholars Program in Applied Ethics.

General Announcements

Where is your mail going?

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 15, 2023) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then in August before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email ( with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of the year Campus Box survey

Know a High School or Middle School Student Who Needs Affordable Summer Camp? Check Out MDAW

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The Minnesota Debate & Advocacy Workshop (MDAW) is the Minnesota Urban Debate League’s Summer Speech & Debate Camp.

This year, we are offering 15 camps for middle and high school students. They are day camps hosted in-person at Augsburg University in Minneapolis and include:

• Policy Debate
• Lincoln Douglas
• Public Forum
• Speech (now with high school option!)
• Student Congress/Congressional Debate
• Basic Debate & Argumentation

We have Quick Start, 10 Day, and 15 Day sessions for several of these camps. Find information here:

IMPORTANT: We don’t want finances to be a barrier to participation!

MDAW is committed to providing financial aid for students who apply during registration. There are two ways to get scholarships:

1) If the student has a C or higher average and is free and reduced lunch eligible, they can get up to $1,000 in camp tuition from the Office of Higher Education.

2) If the student is facing other financial difficulties, but doesn’t meet that criteria, they can still apply for financial aid and earn $$ to attend via MNUDL. Payment plans are also available.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at

Learn more and sign up:

El MNUDL Está Buscando Jueces Para el Debate en Español—Pagamos $55 por Torneo

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¿Quiere marcar una diferencia y promover el uso del español para los jóvenes? El Minnesota Urban Debate League está buscando jueces para el debate en español!

El debate empodera a los jóvenes a ser líderes en sus comunidades por el debate competitivo.

Pagamos $55 por torneo para juzgar el debate en español con el MN Urban Debate League. No necesita experiencia en el debate – proveemos entrenamiento antes de cada torneo.

Buscamos jueces entre las 4:00 pm y las 6:30 pm el:

jueves, 4 de mayo (Augsburg University)
jueves, 11 de mayo (Augsburg University)

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Paid Opportunity: Seeking Judges for the East African Debate League, $55/Tournament

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We Need YOUR Help To Judge Upcoming East African Debate Tournaments!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students. We have an upcoming opportunity for folks who want to earn extra money while doing good for the community.

The East African Debate season is coming soon! In this program, middle and high school students from the East African community debate a topic they choose that is central to their identity and life in the Twin Cities.

We are seeking judges to volunteer in person on weeknights in schools across the Twin Cities, paid $55 per tournament. The East African Debate tournaments will be held on Tuesday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 23rd. Please sign up on these dates to initiate the signup process!

Last Chance to Catch the Karst and Water Pollution Exhibit

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The Karst and Water Pollution exhibit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on display in Lindell Library will be packed up at the end of this week. Stop by for a visit before Friday afternoon to learn about the karst geography of southeastern Minnesota. Take a quick quiz on the exhibit and pick up puffy stickers as a prize!

Remembering Glen Person ’47

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Dear Augsburg Community,

I write with deep appreciation, respect, and a heavy heart to share the news that Regent Emeritus Glen Person ’47 passed away on April 25 at the age of 98.

A WWII Navy veteran, Glen graduated from Augsburg with degrees in mathematics and business. In 1948 he started as a bookkeeper at Fidelity and Casualty Co., and left in 1968 as its bond manager. From 1969 until his retirement in 1989, he was an accounting manager and bond vice president at W.A. Lang Company. Glen married a fellow Auggie, Marilyn (Ekse) Person ’48, and together they raised two daughters.

Through philanthropy and service, Glen maintained an ongoing commitment to Augsburg and our students all during his lifetime. He served as a member of Augsburg’s Board of Regents from 1993–2005. He was an avid supporter of athletics, an active member of the A-club, and a member of the Claire Strommen Golf Tournament Committee. He was a significant contributor to the Pastor Dave Wold Press Box at Edor Nelson Field, the Jeroy Carlson A-Club Hospitality/Classroom, and the Dick “Pork Chop” Thompson Hospitality Room. Known for his priceless storytelling and a love of Augsburg that was second to none, Glen received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.

You can learn more about Glen’s remarkable life in his obituary. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Please join me in gratitude for the life of this devoted and influential member of our community, and in holding his family and friends in prayer.

Paul C. Pribbenow

Glen Person Obituary

Summer Food Access

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Campus Cupboard:

Campus Cupboard is open all summer! Stop by Campus Cupboard (Anderson 26) for free groceries. Summer 2023 shopping hours are:

Mon: 12-4pm

Tue: 2-6pm

Wed: 2-6pm

Food Lab Programming:

Campus Kitchen hosts cooking workshops in The Food Lab (Hagfors 108) during the summer. Email and request to be added to The Food Lab email list to get updates about upcoming summer cooking workshops.

SNAP Benefits:

Many Augsburg students are eligible for SNAP benefits, free money from the government for groceries. You can apply for SNAP here: Not sure if you’re eligible? Complete this short survey to find out:

After you fill out the short survey, sign up for a 1:1 appointment with a Campus Kitchen staff member. During that appointment, Campus Kitchen staff will help you fill out your SNAP application.

If you have any questions, check out the Augsburg’s SNAP FAQ, and please feel free to email with additional questions.

***Follow Campus Kitchen on IG for more updates on summer food access and ways to get involved!*** @ck.augsburg

New Staff Positions This Week (5)

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The following Augsburg Staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

04/27/2023: Public Safety Officer
04/26/2023: Food Justice Program Coordinator
04/26/2023: Counselor, Center for Wellness and Counseling
04/25/2023: Accounts Payable Specialist
04/24/2023: Managing Director, Augsburg Interfaith Institute

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Event Announcements

5k Run/Walk on May 6

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Run for the Health of It! Join us in supporting the PA Program’s Student Society and gather donations for the Augsburg Health Commons!

We are hosting a 5k run/walk up at Snail Lake on May 6th at 5:30pm. Register for our in-person race and join us on the route or run from home with a virtual option!

Registration is $30/person and includes a bib and steel water bottle. Snacks and water will be provided, and we will have prizes at the end!

Donations are welcome and appreciated if you cannot attend!

5k Sign up & Donate

Faculty and Staff Wellness Event: May 9 with Dr. Joi Lewis

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Title: Find Calm in Chaos: Radical Self-Care in Uncertain Times

Date: Tues., May 9th

Time: 1:30-3:00

Location: virtual

For a variety of reasons, employees across the globe are feeling deep levels of burnout and languishing that, for many, has led to “quiet quitting” or literal quitting. We know that these challenges are often experienced even more acutely by BIPOC and non-majority employees, who exist within systems of oppression and who are often called on to do the work of dismantling those systems in more emotionally laborious ways. Given the increasing complexity of our work, as well as the emotional toll of the last handful of years, many Augsburg employees have expressed desire for opportunity for connection, engagement, and time to prioritize professional and personal care. This session, provided with the support of President Pribbenow and the Health and Well-Being Task Force, offers space for employees to take time out of the demand for productivity to intentionally focus on the health and well-being of ourselves as individuals within the Augsburg community.

From Dr. Lewis:

This session is a gift of time and space to take a deep breath together in community. We explore practices of Radical Self-Care and being “awake” that help create space for wellness, and thereby interrupt the effects of toxic stress and trauma, especially related to the world pandemic and racial injustice. By the end, participants connect with themselves and others more deeply and practice healthy expressions of grief, pain, and joy. Strengthening our foundations around radical self-care can help us all show up for ourselves, our loved ones and our community.

Event Registration:

If you need any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the University Events Department at 612.330.1104 or email in advance of your participation or visit.

Disability Visibility Book Club in Fall 2023

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Earlier this semester, the CLASS Office and Lindell Library hosted a wonderful discussion of Part 1 of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong. We’d love to have students, faculty, and staff join us again in Fall 2023 to discuss Parts 2 and 3 as well.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk in Lindell Library through the summer. Stop by and grab a copy before you start your summer break. Book club dates will be announced in the fall.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Need Event Decor? Floral Wall Hangings and Craft Supplies Available

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Are you looking for decorations to spruce up your graduation party or baby shower? Maybe you want to make a selfie wall for another event? I have some decorations to give away. They are made with craft paint and paper plates. They look similar to the ones on this website, except mine are painted with pastel paint:

I made them for a fundraising breakfast event where we didn’t end up needing them. I have about 25 made already. I will give you the craft paint, paper plates, and brass fasteners needed to finish the job if you have a reason to put them to good use.

Interested? Please email First one who can pick it up from me at Augsburg will be the first to get them.