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GenEd(it) Revision Spring Summary

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Thank you for your engagement in general education revision this spring. We are grateful to everyone who shared their wisdom and creative ideas during the Development Days workshop yesterday (slides linked below) and by completing the Goals of General Education Survey. A summary report of survey findings is forthcoming.

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


Development Days in May General Education Workshop slides

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:


May: Goals of General Education Survey Initial Report

June: Meet with Staff leaders about general education revision


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 feel free to contact Stacy Freiheit, General Education Director, at with questions.

General Announcements

Need Design Support? Submit Summer Marketing Requests by June 21

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In order for MarComm to plan for the summer and the beginning of school, please submit design requests by June 21 for projects with deadlines on or before September 8, 2023. Project requests received after June 21 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may not be accepted due to the volume of summer requests.

Requests for website updates and digital screens may continue to be submitted as normal throughout the summer. Design projects due later than September 8 may be submitted at any time.

Projects can be submitted to the project management system, Lytho. Guides on how to use Lytho can be found on the marketing and communication webpage at

Questions can be directed to Douachee Lee (

Submit a marketing project request.

Augsburg Students Win Gilman Scholarship

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We are pleased to announce SIX Auggies were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the last round of applications to receive up to $5,000 toward a study abroad program! The Gilman Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship organization deadicated to giving scholarships to people for going abroad. Our students put in tremendous time and effort so make sure to congratulate them if you see them!

Winners include:
Zinna Koy- A Sociology Major that is going on an Augsburg short term program to the Netherlands this May

Ahlam Gass- A Finance Major going this summer to Australia

Kay Carvajal Moran- A Sociology Major going on an Augsburg short term program to the Netherlands this May

Since 2008, Augsburg has had 88 students win the Gilman scholarship!

We also want to thank all of the people that have assisted these students along the way! Many thanks to the Study Abroad/Away team, Xia Vang and the whole financial aid team, staff in TRIO, MSS, Academic Advising, and URGO and, of course, faculty mentors/advisors.

Congrats to our 6 Auggies!

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship

Benefit and Payroll Forms Due Friday by Noon

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Please submit any benefits and payroll change forms by 12:00pm Friday 5/26 to be processed for the Friday, 6/2 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
Thank you so much!
Your HR and Payroll Team

Human Resources Website

Event Announcements

Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education Conference July 10-12

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This summer Augsburg will again host the annual Vocation of Lutheran High Education Conference. Each year, members of Lutheran colleges and universities gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education. The theme of the 2023 conference “So that we (faculty, staff, and administrators), too, may flourish” takes its name from Rooted and Open, where NECU institutions commit to serving students who are “called and empowered to serve the neighbor so that all may flourish.” In a time of staff and faculty burnout, resignations, and uneven degrees of belonging, we will consider how we educators, too, may flourish in mind, body and spirit.

Highlights include a keynote address by Jonathan Malesic, author of The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives; plenary sessions led by Deanna Thompson, Rev. Lamont Wells (NECU Executive Director), Krista Hughes, Monica Smith, Marc Jerry, and Jeremy Myers; small group conversations and workshops on the flourishing of faculty, administrators and staff; and guided VOCARE spiritual practices, led by Rev. Dr. Charlene Rachuy Cox.
The conference begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 10 and ends at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 12.

You may view the preliminary agenda and register for the conference at

The registration fee is waived for Augsburg participants and meals (lunch and dinner) are provided to Augsburg participants free of charge. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 23. If you have questions about registration, please contact Janice Dames (x1732 or If you would like more information about the conference, please contact Jeremy Myers (x1202 or

Conference Registration

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Looking for Leads on Good Housing Near Augsburg

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A one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the History department (who will be teaching courses in Chinese and Asian history — yay!) is looking for a one-bedroom apartment (preferably furnished) close to campus or on a light rail or bus line, for a one-year lease starting August 1 or 15. He is moving from California and will not have a car. Do you know of any good options? Please email me directly: Jacqui deVries (History department chair) Thank you!

Last Minute St. Paul Saints Tickets (Thursday 5/25)

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I’ve got two tickets for the St Paul Saints game on Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm. Tickets are in Section 105, Row 10 on the aisle (right up from 1st base). Tickets are $15 each and can be sent electronically. Email if interested. I also have the same tickets for Tuesday, June 6th available as well.