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Teaching and Learning

Become an Interfaith Scholar

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We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Interfaith Scholar cohort.

Interfaith Scholars is a yearlong student cohort that engages students as partners in ongoing interreligious dialogue and action by exploring methods and best practices for talking about religion/spirituality/worldview in a diverse democracy. Students will engage in community service learning and interfaith events as well as learn from guest speakers from religious communities, business professionals, and other leaders from across sectors. Students accepted into the Interfaith Scholars program receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The cohort meets for the full academic year as a credit based course on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm. Professor Najeeba Syeed is the primary instructor.

Students from every religious tradition and students without a connection to a religious tradition are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit:

General Announcements

TODAY – Yoga Monday – Everything Is Provided

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Center for Counseling and Wellness, will offer a short reflection followed by mindfulness practice led by Tara Mader, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Center for Teaching and Learning Fellow.

Please come join us on Monday, February 5th

Breathing and Centering
Time: 10:40am-11:00am
Location: Foss Chapel

Yoga Practice –
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Grundale Chapel (Third floor of Hagfors)

OPEN TO ALL (Staff, Faculty, Students)

Platicas Unidas – Food Is Provided

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Our Center will be hosting another group called “Platicas Unidas” along with Multicultural Life. It is a group where we share, connect, and learn from one another. This group is starting Monday, February 5th. If you have any questions, please email us at

Otherwise, use this link to sign up:

Undergrads: Chance for a $50 Gift Card – Take Our Survey

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My name is Dean Harris, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University. I am conducting this study as partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree, with Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith as my advisor.

You are being invited to participate in a research study on investigating influences of intrapersonal factors on the relationship between casual sex and mental health. Our study focuses on experiences of casual sex in individuals who identify as single or recently single (i.e., have not been in a relationship longer than one month). As such, if you indicated you were in a relationship for longer than one month, you do not meet our study eligibility criteria. We respect and appreciate individuals in various types of relationships, including open or ethically non-monogamous ones, but our current study’s scope is limited to investigating casual sex in those who identify as single (or recently single). If you agree to this study, I will ask you to complete a survey via Qualtrics. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing all the survey questions, you will be invited, if you wish, to provide contact information to enter in the raffle to win one of three $50 gift card prizes, and/or emailed the results at the end of the study’s conclusion.

If you have any questions now or later, you may contact me, Dean Harris at 612-239-2534 or You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or If you contact me or my advisor, understand that your anonymity cannot be guaranteed; however, if you decide to participate, your data will not be connected to your name. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to discuss problems/complaints about the research study, send an email to

Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

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Apply for Summer/Fall 2024 Semester Abroad by March 1

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Every Auggie can study abroad/away! Study Abroad/Away gives you a chance to live, learn, and earn credits somewhere else in world as part of your college experience!

You can gain confidence, learn about different places and cultures and make friends for life. Plus, it can open up new career and educational opportunities!

Are you interested in studying abroad for either the summer or Fall of 2024? Make sure to complete your application through the study abroad website today to secure your spot!

Click Here to Visit the Study Abroad/Away Website Today

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

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

02/01/2024: Part-Time Public Safety Officer
01/29/2024: Director of University Events

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New Staff Position: Part-Time Public Safety Officer

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Public Safety is responsible for fostering and maintaining a safe learning and working environment for the Augsburg University Community. This environment is attained through proactive patrol of the campus buildings and ground and through positive interactions with the community we serve.

Average hours worked will be a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Public Safety Officer Primary Responsibilities:

– Creating and maintaining a safe learning and working environment for members of the Augsburg University Community.
– Identify after hours’ facilities issues and assist in the coordination of emergency maintenance response.
– Respond to emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance. Activate and coordinate Police, Fire, and EMS response as needed.
– Monitor campus activities and facilities through proactive patrol and observation.
– Provide required services to the Augsburg University Community. These services include walking or driving escorts, locking and unlocking of campus buildings according to class schedules and events, and providing information and assistance to the community as needed.
– Preparation of required incident reports completely and accurately for all security and safety related activities.
– Regular monitoring and use of critical infrastructure systems: CCTV systems, fire alarm panels, automation systems, alarms, access card systems, and parking enforcement systems.

Public Safety Officer Work Environment and Physical Conditions:

– Typical work environment is continually changing. To include working in both indoor spaces and outdoors for long periods of time in varying weather conditions.
– Sedentary work or walking for long periods of time.
– Ability to use a computer and other office equipment.
– Ability to drive a motor vehicle in order to patrol campus grounds and provide escorts.
– Ability to communicate in person and over the phone.

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Event Announcements

Farewell Gathering for Martha Truax on February 7

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After 16 years at Augsburg, Martha Truax is leaving for a new role at Macalester College, where she will be leading their major gifts team. In her time at Augsburg, Martha has worked in the Institutional Advancement office in annual giving, major gifts fundraising, and most recently, led fundraising efforts for the StepUP Program, including planning the StepUP gala.

Please join us to say farewell to Martha and wish her well on her new adventure on Wednesday, February 7 from 12:00-1:30 in Oren Gateway Center, Suite 300 (the Institutional Advancement office). Cake and refreshments provided.

Free Workshop: Multifaith Leadership and Engagement in a Fractured World

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Join us for this annual workshop co-hosted by the Interfaith Institute. Augsburg Professor Najeeba Syeed and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva from Chicago Theological Seminary will be the featured keynote speakers. The workshop includes two breakout sessions and dinner. Registration is required.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd
Time: 1:00 -7:00 pm (includes dinner)
Location: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

To learn more and register:

We are looking forward to hosting next year’s workshop on Augsburg’s campus. More information to come!

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