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GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote – Wednesday, April 10

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Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

Have questions about proposed revisions? Please attend a drop-in information session.

All Faculty/Staff:
Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:30 – 4:30 in Lindell Library 301
Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:00 – 3:00 in Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

Faculty/Staff Who Are New(er) to GenEd:
Thursday, April 4th from 3:30 – 4:30 in OGC 100

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (

2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:

Final Week: Submit a Days in May Session Proposal

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The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Workshops will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

We invite proposals for professional development sessions from all interested faculty and staff. May workshop sessions might include areas of teaching and learning, leadership & service development, or research & scholarship development.

Sessions may be 60 minutes or 105 minutes.
All workshops will take place in smart classrooms unless otherwise requested below.
For full consideration, please submit proposals no later than Friday, April 5, 2024. Presenters will be notified on or before April 15th.
We hope you will consider sharing your best practices with our Augsburg teaching community.

If you have any questions about this form or the CTL Days in May Workshops, please contact the CTL Director, Rachel Lloyd at

Days in May Call for Proposals

General Announcements

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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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 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.

Thank you!

Event Announcements

TOMORROW: Greenhouse First Thursday

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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.

The next First Thursday is this week, April 4, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

Stay updated on greenhouse events by following us on Instagram!

National Marrow Donor Drive

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Augsburg University Football Team will host a Marrow Donor Drive on Tuesday, April 16th during the hours of 10 am to 3 pm. There will be tables to register in front of the Kennedy Center, Christensen Center, & Hagfors.

Last year, we were able to secure 345 registered donors with 3 matches from our community. We would like to reach a goal of 500 registered donors on that day.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach KiJuan Ware,


Join Us for Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Muslim and Christian Resources for Restorative Justice

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Professor Najeeba Syeed will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Terence Nichols Memorial Symposium lecture. The topic will be Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Muslim and Christian Resources for Restorative Justice.

When: Wednesday, April 17th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: University of St. Thomas, John Roach Center 126
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit:*jtrr4i*_ga*MjA4ODkyNjcxNS4xNzEwMjk3NDU4*_ga_B7VNHGCX7P*MTcxMDI5NzQ1OC4xLjAuMTcxMDI5NzQ1OC4wLjAuMA

Chapel Service for Jennie Diaz

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All are welcome to join a gathering to hold space and remember Jennifer Diaz on Wednesday, April 3 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel. To the extent possible, we encourage flexibility to allow students and colleagues to attend. Please feel free to attend any portion of the gathering, as your schedule permits. Light refreshments will be available.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggie Wins a Goldwater

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Luke Omodt, a junior majoring in physics and chemistry, has been named a Goldwater Scholar, which is the top STEM award in the country. Goldwater named 438 scholars across the country, seven of whom come from MN colleges and universities. Luke is currently doing computational materials science research with Professor Hickox-Young in physics and will be working with him this summer funded by Dean and Amy Sundquist. In the past Luke conducted research with Professor Dasgupta in physics and at the U of M and Cornell University. Congratulations Luke!

Auggie Wins a Fulbright

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Congratulations to Emma Joswiak-McLaughlin for being awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Bulgaria! Emma is a senior graduating this coming May with a degree in Secondary Education: Communication Arts and Literature. She is heavily involved in the Augsburg community as a member of the National Communication Studies honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, and the National Education Association’s Aspiring Educators Club. Emma has also worked for Augsburg’s Writing Center for two years as a tutor and is currently student-teaching at Southwest High School in Minneapolis. To prepare for her Fulbright grant, Emma has been volunteering at a number of animal rescue organizations, learning Bulgarian in her spare time, and trying not to poison her loved ones with her attempts at cooking Bulgarian cuisine. Kudos to Emma!

Auggie Wins a CLS Spark

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Elizabeth Goff ’25 is majoring in psychology and has a double minor in studio art and religion. She won the Critical Language Scholarship Spark, which teaches a full year of a language critical to the U.S. Over the summer Elizabeth will be studying Russian virtually. Only 10% of applicants win the award. She hopes to use this new knowledge to help her with her research in the future. Congratulations Liz!


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