New Student Positions This Week (4)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/26/2024: TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Student Peer Mentor, Summer 2024
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999983450607-trio-sss-summer-bridge-student-peer-mentor-summer-2024
04/23/2024: Public Safety Student Overnight Patrols, Summer 2024
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982734323-public-safety-student-overnight-patrols-summer-2024
04/23/2024: Bonner Community Leaders Student Program Assistant 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982655213-bonner-community-leaders-student-program-assistant-2024-25
04/23/2024: Strommen Center Student Career Peer Advisor, Academic Year 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982654443-strommen-center-student-career-peer-advisor-academic-year-2024-25

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Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

submitted by fleigr@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at fleigr@augsburg.edu. If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LPN7K3

Thank you!

Campus Mailboxes Closing Soon

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

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 17, 2024) 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 (https://forms.gle/Jwo9MsvTgnECbYh49). 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

End Finals with a Potluck Celebration – Bon Voyage Friday, May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Please join us for a “bon voyage” celebration in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm! Come for 5 minutes, an hour, or the whole time!

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

Tonight at 7 pm: Doug Green and Friends Read from New Book

submitted by green@augsburg.edu

Join us tonight, Tuesday, 30 April, at 7pm in Eat My Words Bookstore (Northeast Mpls) for a reading from We Look West by the Poets of the Northfield Public Library, including Professor emeritus of English Doug Green and his spouse Becky Boling, as well as Heather Candels, Steve McCown, and Julie A. Ryan. Check out the link below for more information.

Eat My Words Bookstore

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/26/2024: Confluence Seasonal Coordinator, Temporary
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999983525613-confluence-seasonal-coordinator-temporary
04/24/2024: Campus Locksmith
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982971043-campus-locksmith
04/23/2024: Event and Conference Coordinator
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982662987-event-and-conference-coordinator

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Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Hiring Student TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Peer Mentors

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a great summer job on-campus?

The TRIO / Student Support Services Office is hiring Summer Bridge Mentors to welcome our new students this summer. The Summer Bridge Program is a unique opportunity for incoming Fall 2024 first-year students to experience campus life and and get them prepared for their educational journey at Augsburg University. The Summer Bridge students will be living on campus for 4 weeks.

Rate of Pay: $15.57 per hour. Free on-campus housing for duration of program (move in June 21)

Dates: Summer 2024 Program Dates: June 23- July 18. Training: Two days in May and two days in June (exact dates TBD).

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Visit the link below to read more and apply today!

TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Student Peer Mentor, Summer 2024

Alumnus Curt Rice ’84 Selected ED at Fulbright Norway

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Please help us congratulate Curt Rice as he was recently appointed the new Executive Director at Fulbright Norway!

Internationalization in higher education and research has engaged Curt both personally and professionally throughout his entire career, and as global tensions mount, he finds this work to be even more important.

Curt himself was a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship in 1984. In fact he left his graduation ceremony at Augsburg and traveled directly to Belgium, his Fulbright location. In many ways this is a full circle for Curt.

It is true that Auggies are doing amazing work at home and abroad!

Full Announcement

This Week: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come decompress in some greenery during Finals Week! The last First Thursday of the semester is this week, May 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

Complete Your FAFSA/DREAM Act? Get Cookies and a Sticker from Financial Aid

submitted by lenze@augsburg.edu

Have you completed your FAFSA/DREAM Act for next year? Are you AUGGIE READY with your finances? Come let us know at the enrollment center located in Sverdrup Hall and receive your #AuggieReady Sticker and some cookies to celebrate!

Student Financial Services is open 10AM-4PM Monday-Friday this week.

Good Luck with Finals!

Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

What if we told you that this year, you’re not just getting ONE assessment presentation, but THREE TIMES the excitement for the same low, low price of zero dollars? Well, hold on to your tams and tassels, fellow faculty members, because this Wednesday, May 8th from 1 – 2:45pm in Oren 200 we’re hosting a series of presentations and discussions revolving around the assessment and program review work that was accomplished by programs, departments, and institutionally:

1. QR Assessment Results (1pm – 1:35pm): This year, the Assessment Committee collected data on Quantitative Reasoning from hundreds of students across a wide range of courses. During this session, we’ll use a new interactive PowerBI dashboard to examine emerging themes in this dataset, including the amount of mathematical and quantitative foundational coursework students experience, math placement scores, self-reflective assessments of their own skills and supporting experiences, and their performance on a short measure of applied problem solving skills.

2. Departmental Assessment Showcase (1:35 – 2:10pm): Departments and programs annually assess student learning and experience within their own curricular offerings. Join us for a cross-disciplinary showcase of some of the most impressive and creative approaches to assessment. As in previous years, this showcase is a great opportunity to draw inspiration from methods and approaches used by others on campus, and to learn more about the skills and backgrounds of our students.

3. Program Review Showcase (2:10 – 2:45): Do you have an upcoming program review? In this “showcase” session we will cover the basics of the program review process and hear from program directors and department chairs who recently completed an external review or are currently preparing for a review.

RSVP to this or any of the amazing Days in May events at the link below!

RSVP for Days in May events

Nominate Auggie Alumni for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

submitted by jonesma@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to nominate Auggie alumni for the various 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards! Nominations are open for the First Decade Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Spirit of Augsburg Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. Awards will be presented at Homecoming this fall. Nominations are due by the end of June.

2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards Nomination Form

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Hey, Hey You—Come Say Bon Voyage on Friday, May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Join us for a “bon voyage” celebration that in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm!

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

Need Your Mail Forwarded?

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

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 17, 2024) 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 (https://forms.gle/Jwo9MsvTgnECbYh49). 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

This Week: Greenhouse First Thursday

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

Come decompress in some greenery during Finals Week! The last First Thursday of the semester is this week, May 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

New Student Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/23/2024: Public Safety Student Overnight Patrols, Summer 2024
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982734323-public-safety-student-overnight-patrols-summer-2024
04/23/2024: Bonner Community Leaders Student Program Assistant 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982655213-bonner-community-leaders-student-program-assistant-2024-25
04/23/2024: Strommen Center Student Career Peer Advisor, Academic Year 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982654443-strommen-center-student-career-peer-advisor-academic-year-2024-25

Search Augsburg Job Postings

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/24/2024: Campus Locksmith
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982971043-campus-locksmith
04/24/2024: Confluence Seasonal Coordinator, Temporary
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999983525613-confluence-seasonal-coordinator-temporary
04/23/2024: Event and Conference Coordinator
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982662987-event-and-conference-coordinator

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CWC Will Be Closed for the Summer: Starting May 2

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling will be closed for the summer starting Thursday, May 2nd. Our office will be open again when classes start.

If you are in need of an urgent appointment or counseling, we have an After Hour Urgent Phone Counseling (is protocall still in effect?) service whenever the office is closed (just call 651-330-1707 and choose option 1). It is a 24 hours phone service and free for all Augsburg students. Otherwise, you can visit our website for more crisis support: https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/crisis-support/

Walk-In Counseling Center also available and free to use, please visit: https://walkin.org/join-counseling-now-by-phone-or-computer/

For self-help and referral, please visit: https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/self-help/

If this is an emergency, please contact 911 or the Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

submitted by fleigr@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at fleigr@augsburg.edu. If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LPN7K3

Thank you!

Hiring Student TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Peer Mentors

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for a great summer job on-campus?

The TRIO / Student Support Services Office is hiring Summer Bridge Mentors to welcome our new students this summer. The Summer Bridge Program is a unique opportunity for incoming Fall 2024 first-year students to experience campus life and and get them prepared for their educational journey at Augsburg University. The Summer Bridge students will be living on campus for 4 weeks.

Rate of Pay: $15.57 per hour. Free on-campus housing for duration of program (move in June 21)

Dates: Summer 2024 Program Dates: June 23- July 18. Training: Two days in May and two days in June (exact dates TBD).

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Visit the link below to read more and apply today!

TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Student Peer Mentor, Summer 2024

Weaving Together the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg recently announced an agreement to sell the former Bethany Lutheran Church property at 2511 E. Franklin Ave. to the Somali Museum of Minnesota to develop a permanent museum facility and cultural center on the site.

Neighbors and community members are invited to attend a community gathering about the past, present, and future of 2511 E. Franklin Ave. Please join us to learn about the Somali Museum and their vision for the site. Participants will be invited to share stories about the site’s history and place in Seward.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
12:30–3:30 p.m.
Matthews Recreation Center
2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis

For questions about the gathering, contact krista@redesigninc.org.

RSVPs for April 27 encouraged—respond here

TODAY: HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Staff

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for staff.

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All staff and faculty
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions that may be posed during our visit in Fall 2024.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 1pm to 1:45pm
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument. The draft can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

TODAY: HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Faculty and Staff

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for faculty and staff on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement).

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All faculty (RFT and adjunct) and staff
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions related to teaching, learning, and assessment.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 10:45am to 11:30am
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument, focusing on Criteria 3 and 4. The draft argument can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

St Paul Saints Tickets

submitted by isaacson@augsburg.edu

Due to a number of early spring events, I have a few St Paul Saints tickets for sale. There are 2 seats for each game on the first base line (Section 105, Row 10, Seats 1 and 2 on the aisle). A great view of the action! Asking $18 per ticket per game.

Friday, April 26th 6:40 pm
Sunday, April 28th 2:07 pm
Saturday, May 4th 2:07 pm

Email isaacson@augsburg.edu with questions or to arrange payment / pickup

New Student Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/23/2024: Public Safety Student Overnight Patrols, Summer 2024
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982734323-public-safety-student-overnight-patrols-summer-2024
04/23/2024: Bonner Community Leaders Student Program Assistant 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982655213-bonner-community-leaders-student-program-assistant-2024-25
04/23/2024: Strommen Center Student Career Peer Advisor, Academic Year 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982654443-strommen-center-student-career-peer-advisor-academic-year-2024-25

Search Augsburg Job Postings

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/24/2024: Campus Locksmith
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982971043-campus-locksmith
04/24/2024: Confluence Seasonal Coordinator, Temporary
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/ni/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/bdaeafdb-9a19-4537-82b0-6b40e494fc33-confluence-seasonal-coordinator-temporary
04/23/2024: Event and Conference Coordinator
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982662987-event-and-conference-coordinator

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Online Survey—Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

submitted by fleigr@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at fleigr@augsburg.edu. If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LPN7K3

Thank you!

Bon Voyage at Lindell Library—May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for a “bon voyage” celebration that we will hold in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm.

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

Thinking About What’s Next After Graduation? Interested in Going Overseas?

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

Have you considered applying for a Fulbright to teach or research abroad?

Augsburg has a great track record of helping students win these prestigious awards. Check out the list at https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/scholarships/augsburg-awardees/

If you’re curious, please contact Prof. Jacqueline deVries, Augsburg Fulbright Coordinator devries@augsburg.edu Deadlines for the 2025-26 awards are in early September 2024.

MNUDL Is Seeking Fluent Spanish Speakers for Paid Opportunity

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Fluent in Spanish? Be a Debate Judge for the Spanish Debate League

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for Spanish-speaking adults to judge our Spanish Debate League. This program helps middle and high school students build confidence, grow their academic skills, improve their fluency, and connect with other Spanish speakers in the Twin Cities.

*NO DEBATE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, BUT YOU MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH!*

You will earn $55 for each tournament you judge. We will provide transportation if necessary.

Tournaments will happen at the following dates and times:

• April 25: Held at WTMS from 3:15-7:15 PM.
• May 4: Virtual tournament (held online) 12:15-5:15 PM
• May 8: Location TBA, held 3:15-7:15 PM.

Learn more and sign up here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Search the calendar for: Español/Spanish Debate

Need more info? Talk to our volunteer coordinator, Johan, at: fullard1@augsburg.edu. He speaks Spanish!

*Let Johan know if you have transportation needs!*

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Your Kid Can Enjoy Camp on Campus This Summer: Sign Up for MNUDL Summer Speech and Debate Camp

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Announcing MNUDL’s On-Campus Academic Camp for Middle and High School Students: Register Now

Looking for a way to keep your middle or high school student engaged this summer?

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is hosting 5 weeks of summer speech and debate camps in 2024. Camps will be held on-campus and include lunch in the Augsburg cafeteria. After-care is available for middle school students for an additional fee.

Camps include Policy Debate, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Speech, and more.

Whether your student has debate experience or not, we’ve got a camp for all levels, from true beginners to intermediate to advanced!

Generous scholarships are available for those with financial need. Payment plans are also an option. You can register and claim your spot with a $5 deposit while applying for scholarships!

Learn more and sign up ASAP:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/summer-camps/

Get Your Mail Over the Summer

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

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 17, 2024) 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 (https://forms.gle/Jwo9MsvTgnECbYh49). 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

Hiring Peer Advisors for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

for the 2024-2025 Academic Year
submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an on-campus job next fall?
Are you a second year or above?
Are you interested in supporting your peers and learning more about career services?

The Strommen Center is hiring peer advisors for the 2024-2025 academic year. If you are a strong communicator and creative problem solver looking to grow your leadership skills, manage multiple tasks throughout your shift, and are enthusiastic about helping other students, this role is for you!

Visit the link below to apply today!

Peer Advisor Job Posting

New Student Position: Public Safety Student Overnight Patrols, Summer 2024

Public Safety is seeking to hire student employees to work during the hours of midnight to 6:00 am throughout the weeks of summer. Duties for this position include the following:

  • Assist Residence Life staff as requested in responding to incidents in the residence halls
  • Provide building access to emergency services as needed (Police, Fire, EMS)
  • Grant access to residential spaces upon request and confirmation of residency
  • Walkthrough academic and administrative buildings
  • Observe and report to dispatch any suspicious activity, and coordinate with DPS dispatch on emergency services response (Police, Fire, EMS)
  • Patrol campus property and report concerns such as safety issues, facilities problems, or suspicious behavior

View job posting

TRIO/SSS Is Hiring Three Summer Bridge Peer Mentors

submitted by rodrig@augsburg.edu

The position for a TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge Peer Mentor is open and we need applicants!!

This is a great opportunity to become a mentor to the incoming Summer Bridge students.

You can play a part in their future success at Augsburg by being closely involved with them.

This is an amazing opportunity, so apply for the position ASAP on Handshake.

The deadline to apply is on Friday, May 3rd.

https://www.augsburg.edu/triosss/summer-bridge/

Hiring Peer Advisors for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an on-campus job next fall?
Are you a second year or above?
Are you interested in supporting your peers and learning more about career services?

The Strommen Center is hiring peer advisors for the 2024-2025 academic year. If you are a strong communicator and creative problem solver looking to grow your leadership skills, manage multiple tasks throughout your shift, and are enthusiastic about helping other students, this role is for you!

Visit the linkbelow to apply today!

Peer Advisor Job Posting

St Paul Saints Tickets for Sale

submitted by isaacson@augsburg.edu

Due to a number of early spring events, I have a few St Paul Saints tickets for sale. There are 2 seats for each game on the first base line (Section 105, Row 10, Seats 1 and 2 on the aisle). A great view of the action! Asking $18 per ticket per game.

Friday, April 26th 6:40 pm
Sunday, April 28th 2:07 pm
Thursday, May 2nd 6:40 pm
Saturday, May 4th 2:07 pm

Email isaacson@augsburg.edu with questions or to arrange payment / pickup

New Student Positions This Week (3)

submitted by hr@augsburg.edu

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

04/23/2024: Public Safety Student Overnight Patrols, Summer 2024
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982734323-public-safety-student-overnight-patrols-summer-2024
04/23/2024: Bonner Community Leaders Student Program Assistant 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982655213-bonner-community-leaders-student-program-assistant-2024-25
04/23/2024: Strommen Center Student Career Peer Advisor, Academic Year 2024-25
https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/AugsburgUniversity-MinneapolisMN/743999982654443-strommen-center-student-career-peer-advisor-academic-year-2024-25

Search Augsburg Job Postings

CWC Will Be Closed for the Summer: Starting May 2

submitted by phalp1@augsburg.edu

The Center for Wellness and Counseling will be closed for the summer starting Thursday, May 2nd. Our office will be open again when classes start.

If you are in need of an urgent appointment or counseling, we have an After Hour Urgent Phone Counseling (is protocall still in effect?) service whenever the office is closed (just call 651-330-1707 and choose option 1). It is a 24 hours phone service and free for all Augsburg students. Otherwise, you can visit our website for more crisis support: https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/crisis-support/

Walk-In Counseling Center also available and free to use, please visit: https://walkin.org/join-counseling-now-by-phone-or-computer/

For self-help and referral, please visit: https://www.augsburg.edu/cwc/self-help/

If this is an emergency, please contact 911 or the Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.

Online Survey—Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

submitted by fleigr@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at fleigr@augsburg.edu. If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LPN7K3

Thank you!

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Last Day to RSVP: May 2 Faculty Recognition

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

Your Kid Can Enjoy Camp on Campus This Summer: Sign Up for MNUDL Summer Speech and Debate Camp

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Announcing MNUDL’s On-Campus Academic Camp for Middle and High School Students: Register Now

Looking for a way to keep your middle or high school student engaged this summer?

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is hosting 5 weeks of summer speech and debate camps in 2024. Camps will be held on-campus and include lunch in the Augsburg cafeteria. After-care is available for middle school students for an additional fee.

Camps include Policy Debate, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Speech, and more.

Whether your student has debate experience or not, we’ve got a camp for all levels, from true beginners to intermediate to advanced!

Generous scholarships are available for those with financial need. Payment plans are also an option. You can register and claim your spot with a $5 deposit while applying for scholarships!

Learn more and sign up ASAP:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/summer-camps/

MNUDL Is Seeking Fluent Spanish Speakers for Paid Opportunity

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Fluent in Spanish? Be a Debate Judge for the Spanish Debate League

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for Spanish-speaking adults to judge our Spanish Debate League. This program helps middle and high school students build confidence, grow their academic skills, improve their fluency, and connect with other Spanish speakers in the Twin Cities.

*NO DEBATE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, BUT YOU MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH!*

You will earn $55 for each tournament you judge. We will provide transportation if necessary.

Tournaments will happen at the following dates and times:

• April 25: Held at WTMS from 3:15-7:15 PM.
• May 4: Virtual tournament (held online) 12:15-5:15 PM
• May 8: Location TBA, held 3:15-7:15 PM.

Learn more and sign up here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Search the calendar for: Español/Spanish Debate

Need more info? Talk to our volunteer coordinator, Johan, at: fullard1@augsburg.edu. He speaks Spanish!

*Let Johan know if you have transportation needs!*

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Faculty and Staff – This Friday

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for faculty and staff on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement).

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All faculty (RFT and adjunct) and staff
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions related to teaching, learning, and assessment.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 10:45am to 11:30am
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument, focusing on Criteria 3 and 4. The draft argument can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Staff – This Friday

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for staff.

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All staff and faculty
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions that may be posed during our visit in Fall 2024.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 1pm to 1:45pm
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument. The draft can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

Bon Voyage at Lindell Library—May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for a “bon voyage” celebration that we will hold in the learning commons on the first floor of Lindell Library on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm.

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

Get Your Art Featured on the Cover of the Thó Wiŋ Magazine

submitted by endol@augsburg.edu

The Thó Wiŋ Literary and Arts Magazine is looking for art to feature on the cover of this year’s issue. The covers (both front and back) will be approximately 9×9″, so art must fit a square ratio. Pieces depicting themes related to Minnesota, Minneapolis, and especially our magazine’s namesake, Blue Star Woman, will be prioritized (more info about Blue Star Woman can be accessed at our website, https://thowin-magazine.com). Please send submissions from your Augsburg email to twmagazine@augsburg.edu in .pdf, .png, or .jpg format.
We are approaching our printing deadline, so please submit as soon as possible!

Don’t Forget Your Mail

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

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 17, 2024) 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 (https://forms.gle/uCgbTTbq4S5Sjz6e9). 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

Completed Your Financial Aid Steps for Next Year? Let Us Know

submitted by lenze@augsburg.edu

Have you completed your financial aid steps to get ready for next academic year?! If so, come to Christensen on April 25th from 11-12PM and receive cookies and a #Auggieready sticker!

Still need help with your FAFSA or DREAM Act Application? Reach out to student financial services to schedule an appointment!

Click Here for more information!

Nominate Auggie Alumni for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

submitted by jonesma@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to nominate Auggie alumni for the various 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards! Nominations are open for the First Decade Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Spirit of Augsburg Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. Awards will be presented at Homecoming this fall. Nominations are due by the end of June.

2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards Nomination Form

Participants Wanted for Music and Memory Study

submitted by baterdg@augsburg.edu

Dear Auggies!

Are you intrigued by the power of music and its influence on memory? If so, we invite you to participate in our research study conducted by psychology students at Augsburg University!

Study Description:

This study investigates the relationship between background music and memory performance, specifically in college students. Our goal is to uncover how different types of music may affect learning and study strategies. By participating, you’ll contribute to advancing our understanding of how music can impact memory recall and retention.

What’s Involved:

Participation is simple and straightforward. You will be asked to engage in a memory task while listening to different types of background music of your choice—or in complete silence, too! This will involve a short session where you’ll be presented with information to remember, followed by a recall task. Your participation will help us analyze the effects of music on memory performance.

Eligibility:

Participants will be recruited from Augsburg University, with inclusion criteria requiring current enrollment, age 18 or older, and fluency in English. We highly recommend participating in this study with headphones, laptops, or devices with electronic audio devices!

How to Participate?

Very simple! Just click on the participate button, and you will be automatically redirected to our study survey!

Confidentiality:

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. All study records will be kept confidential, and data will be stored securely. While we will make every effort to ensure confidentiality, please note that complete anonymity cannot be guaranteed due to the small number of participants. Raw data will be destroyed by May 3rd, 2024.

Thank you for considering this invitation to contribute to our research efforts.

Participate

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Faculty and Staff – This Friday

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for faculty and staff on Criteria 3 (Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support) and 4 (Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement).

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All faculty (RFT and adjunct) and staff
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions related to teaching, learning, and assessment.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 10:45am to 11:30am
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument, focusing on Criteria 3 and 4. The draft argument can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

Participants Wanted for Music and Memory Study

submitted by baterdg@augsburg.edu

Dear Auggies!

Are you intrigued by the power of music and its influence on memory? If so, we invite you to participate in our research study conducted by psychology students at Augsburg University!

Study Description:

This study investigates the relationship between background music and memory performance, specifically in college students. Our goal is to uncover how different types of music may affect learning and study strategies. By participating, you’ll contribute to advancing our understanding of how music can impact memory recall and retention.

What’s Involved:

Participation is simple and straightforward. You will be asked to engage in a memory task while listening to different types of background music of your choice—or in complete silence, too! This will involve a short session where you’ll be presented with information to remember, followed by a recall task. Your participation will help us analyze the effects of music on memory performance.

Eligibility:

Participants will be recruited from Augsburg University, with inclusion criteria requiring current enrollment, age 18 or older, and fluency in English. We highly recommend participating in this study with headphones, laptops, or devices with electronic audio devices!

How to Participate?

Very simple! Just click on the participate button, and you will be automatically redirected to our study survey! (https://forms.gle/ffNyAhZbgjpzaqac9)

Confidentiality:

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. All study records will be kept confidential, and data will be stored securely. While we will make every effort to ensure confidentiality, please note that complete anonymity cannot be guaranteed due to the small number of participants. Raw data will be destroyed by May 3rd, 2024.

Thank you for considering this invitation to contribute to our research efforts.

Participate

Thinking About What’s Next After Graduation? Interested in Going Overseas?

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

Have you considered applying for a Fulbright to teach or research abroad?

Augsburg has a great track record of helping students win these prestigious awards. Check out the list at https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/scholarships/augsburg-awardees/

If you’re curious, please contact Prof. Jacqueline deVries, Augsburg Fulbright Coordinator devries@augsburg.edu Deadlines for the 2025-26 awards are in early September 2024.

Get Your Art Featured on the Cover of the Thó Wiŋ Magazine

submitted by endol@augsburg.edu

The Thó Wiŋ Literary and Arts Magazine is looking for art to feature on the cover of this year’s issue. The covers (both front and back) will be approximately 9×9″, so art must fit a square ratio. Pieces depicting themes related to Minnesota, Minneapolis, and especially our magazine’s namesake, Blue Star Woman, will be prioritized (more info about Blue Star Woman can be accessed at our website, https://thowin-magazine.com). Please send submissions from your Augsburg email to twmagazine@augsburg.edu in .pdf, .png, or .jpg format.
We are approaching our printing deadline, so please submit as soon as possible!

Chapel: Communion, Music, and Readings

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a chapel service of music and readings led by student musicians. We will also celebrate communion. The musicians are Anna Colbenson, violin; Kasi Leslie, violin; Ethan Prince, cello; Rori Cheyne, harpsichord and organ; Bethany Mears, piano and organ; and Brian De Young, organ studio artist and campus ministry musician.

International A Capella Extravaganza Coming Friday

submitted by boerger@augsburg.edu

Celebrate the end of classes at the AUGSBURG CHOIRS’ year-end concert, featuring a capella vocal harmony from the Republic of Georgia, Madagascar, Quebec, South Africa, Yiddish Ukraine, the U.S. Black sacred tradition, Renaissance England and France, and the contemporary U.S. including the world premiere of “Willow Song” for mixed voices and cello, presented in collaboration with students from Theater and Graphic Design. Welcoming guest artists Jonathan David, Sherri Orr, Jane Cords O’Hara, and The Mirandola Ensemble. Friday, April 26th, 7:30, in Hoversten Chapel.

Bon Voyage at Lindell Library—May 3

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

Mark your calendars for a “bon voyage” celebration that we will hold in the learning commons on the first floor on Friday, May 3 from 2pm to 5pm.

The library will see three retirements at the end of May: Mary Hollerich, Mike Bloomberg, and Karen Alexander. We want to celebrate their combined 38 years of service to Augsburg, as well as say a fond farewell to our upcoming student graduates.

This celebration will be potluck style with book-themed dishes where puns are welcome (for example, “Olives or Twix,” “Infinite Chex,” “Curious Gruyère,” etc.) You’re welcome to bring something to share with or without a pun–or just yourselves! Stop by whenever you like.

This Saturday—Notetakers Needed: Weaving the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

Weaving the Past, Present, and Future of 2511 E. Franklin Avenue, Saturday, April 27

Augsburg University recently announced an agreement to sell the property to the Somali Museum of Minnesota to develop a permanent museum facility and cultural center on the former Bethany Lutheran Church site at 2511 E. Franklin Avenue.

Augsburg has worked with Redesign to identify a financially sustainable, community-serving use for the property that contributes to the vitality of the East Franklin corridor. During the 2023 legislative session, the Somali Museum was approved for state funding to advance the project, with Noor Companies as the developer.

Neighbors and community members are invited to attend a community gathering about the past, present, and future of 2511 East Franklin Avenue on Saturday, April 27, from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM at Matthews Recreation Center (2318 29th Ave. S). Please join us to learn about the Somali Museum and its vision for the site. Participants will be invited to share stories about the site’s history and place in Seward.

For questions about the gathering, contact krista@redesigninc.org.

ACTC BIPOC Faculty and Staff Gathering

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to a community-building event for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) among the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) member institutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. and will be held at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus in the Anderson Student Center, South Woulfe Alumni Hall (ASC 378S).

Email Dr. Bryana French, bryana.french@stthomas.edu with questions.

Co-sponsored by STEM Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Faculty Development.

RSVP HERE

Online Survey—Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

submitted by fleigr@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at fleigr@augsburg.edu. If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LPN7K3

Thank you!

Hiring Peer Advisors for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

Are you looking for an on-campus job next fall?
Are you a second year or above?
Are you interested in supporting your peers and learning more about career services?

The Strommen Center is hiring peer advisors for the 2024-2025 academic year. If you are a strong communicator and creative problem solver looking to grow your leadership skills, manage multiple tasks throughout your shift, and are enthusiastic about helping other students, this role is for you!

Visit the linkbelow to apply today!

Peer Advisor Job Posting

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

HLC Mock Site Visit – Open Forum for Staff – This Friday

submitted by jacobsm@augsburg.edu

On Friday, April 26th, we will be welcoming Dr. Marci Sortor, Provost, St. Olaf College to campus. Dr. Sortor has experience as an HLC peer reviewer and has graciously agreed to serve as a reviewer for our mock site visit to help us prepare for our upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit in October 2024. On behalf of the HLC Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the following session: Open forum for staff.

Here’s what you need to know:
WHO: All staff and faculty
WHAT: An opportunity to practice answering questions that may be posed during our visit in Fall 2024.
WHEN: Friday, April 26th from 1pm to 1:45pm
WHERE: Marshall Room
WHY: To help ensure our community is ready for our HLC site visit on October 21-22, 2024.
HOW: You can prepare by reviewing the draft assurance argument. The draft can be found in Moodle.

Please consider joining us!

Numark NS7III DJ Controller and Road Case

submitted by singhj@augsburg.edu

Studio used Numark NS7III DJ Controller for sale.
Excellent condition.
Used for mixing in studio.
Comes with Road-case.
4 Channel Mixer.
Motorized turntables.
Serato ready.
Absolutely nothing damaged, dinged or scuffed.
Mint Condition.
800/obo
Read more about the specs here: https://www.numark.com/product/ns7iii

Contact via facebook marketplace

TODAY: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation and Next Steps

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations today at noon. Provost Paula O’Loughlin will provide an update on the implementation of the Art & Science Group recommendations to date and an overview of what’s next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Completed Your Financial Aid Steps for Next Year? Let Us Know

submitted by lenze@augsburg.edu

Have you completed your financial aid steps to get ready for next academic year?! If so, come to Christensen on April 23rd and 25th from 11-12PM and receive cookies and a #Auggieready sticker!

Still need help with your FAFSA or DREAM Act Application? Reach out to student financial services to schedule an appointment!

Click Here for more information!

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Your Kid Can Enjoy Camp on Campus This Summer: Sign Up for MNUDL Summer Speech and Debate Camp

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Announcing MNUDL’s On-Campus Academic Camp for Middle and High School Students: Register Now

Looking for a way to keep your middle or high school student engaged this summer?

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is hosting 5 weeks of summer speech and debate camps in 2024. Camps will be held on-campus and include lunch in the Augsburg cafeteria. After-care is available for middle school students for an additional fee.

Camps include Policy Debate, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Speech, and more.

Whether your student has debate experience or not, we’ve got a camp for all levels, from true beginners to intermediate to advanced!

Generous scholarships are available for those with financial need. Payment plans are also an option. You can register and claim your spot with a $5 deposit while applying for scholarships!

Learn more and sign up ASAP:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/summer-camps/

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

MNUDL Is Seeking Fluent Spanish Speakers for Paid Opportunity

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Fluent in Spanish? Be a Debate Judge for the Spanish Debate League

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is looking for Spanish-speaking adults to judge our Spanish Debate League. This program helps middle and high school students build confidence, grow their academic skills, improve their fluency, and connect with other Spanish speakers in the Twin Cities.

*NO DEBATE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED, BUT YOU MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH!*

You will earn $55 for each tournament you judge. We will provide transportation if necessary.

Tournaments will happen at the following dates and times:

• April 25: Held at WTMS from 3:15-7:15 PM.
• May 4: Virtual tournament (held online) 12:15-5:15 PM
• May 8: Location TBA, held 3:15-7:15 PM.

Learn more and sign up here: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Search the calendar for: Español/Spanish Debate

Need more info? Talk to our volunteer coordinator, Johan, at: fullard1@augsburg.edu. He speaks Spanish!

*Let Johan know if you have transportation needs!*

Do You Work in or Study Finance? The MNUDL Seeks Financial Literacy Leadership Debate Judges

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, provides academic competitive debate for middle and high school students in the Twin Cities. We tailor the debate model to meet the needs of a variety of students. One of our special programs, which is tailored specifically for girls and gender expansive youth, is Financial Literacy Leadership Debates.

Financial Literacy Leadership Debate is an innovative after-school program that supports students’ public speaking and critical thinking skills while also building financial literacy knowledge. Our program works to close the gender gap in the financial sector by building the leadership and financial knowledge of high school participants through debate. Over the course of the initiative, students meet with their coaches after school, learn about the topic area and fundamental economic concepts through an engaging curriculum, hold practice debates, and prepare for in-person tournaments.

We’re seeking women and gender expansive individuals who study or work in finance related fields to serve as debate judges. No experience is needed- we’ll train you! By being a judge, you’ll have a chance to connect with students and share about your own experiences in this field.

We have two tournaments left this season: one on May 15th (held at Johnson High School) and one on May 29th (at Augsburg University). Tournaments are held from 3:15-7:15 PM.

Please let our Volunteer Coordinator Johan know if you have any transportation needs! Reach out to him at: fullard1@augsburg.edu.

Sign up to judge here:

https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/

Chapel: Christensen Scholars

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am for a chapel service led by the Christensen Scholars. The Christensen Scholars are a group of academically accomplished students who share an interest in the theological and practical exploration of Christian community and vocation. Students will share their answers to some of the questions explored this academic year. This year’s scholars include Chiara Jirillo ’25, Theo Coval ’26, Marcia Francois ’26, Danny Ho ’25, Cynthia Faber ’24,Hamartii Hailu ’24, Natty Woldeyes ’24, and Elisa Pagan ’24.

TRIO Student Support Services Is Hiring 3 Summer Bridge Student Peer Mentors

submitted by rodrig@augsburg.edu

The position for a TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge Peer Mentor is open and we need applicants!!

This is a great opportunity to become a mentor to the incoming Summer Bridge students.

You can play a part in their future success at Augsburg by being closely involved with them.

This is an amazing opportunity, so apply for the position ASAP on Handshake.

The deadline to apply is on Friday, May 3rd.

https://www.augsburg.edu/triosss/summer-bridge/

Nominate Auggie Alumni for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

submitted by jonesma@augsburg.edu

Now is the time to nominate Auggie alumni for the various 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards! Nominations are open for the First Decade Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Spirit of Augsburg Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. Awards will be presented at Homecoming this fall. Nominations are due by the end of June.

2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards Nomination Form

ACTC BIPOC Faculty and Staff Gathering

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to a community-building event for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) among the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) member institutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. and will be held at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus in the Anderson Student Center, South Woulfe Alumni Hall (ASC 378S).

Email Dr. Bryana French, bryana.french@stthomas.edu with questions.

Co-sponsored by STEM Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Faculty Development.

RSVP HERE

TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation and Next Steps

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations tomorrow. Provost Paula O’Loughlin will provide an update on the implementation of the Art & Science Group recommendations to date and an overview of what’s next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Completed Your Financial Aid Steps for Next Year? Let Us Know

submitted by lenze@augsburg.edu

Have you completed your financial aid steps to get ready for next academic year?! If so, come to Christensen on April 23rd and 25th from 11-12PM and receive cookies and a #Auggieready sticker!

Still need help with your FAFSA or DREAM Act Application? Reach out to student financial services to schedule an appointment!

Click Here for more information!