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Final Day: 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

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote—Wed 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).

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:

General Announcements

Need Help Filing Your FAFSA For Next Year? Come To Our Drop In Hours

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Haven’t started your FAFSA or DREAM Act for the 2024-2025 school year yet? No need to fear! Drop in Hours are here!

Come by the Enrollment Center to get assistance from Financial Aid Counselors to file your 2024-2025 FAFSA the following days:

April 8th: 2PM-4PM
April 9th: 12PM-2PM
April 10th: 10AM-2PM

We will be available to answer any questions you may have and sit down with you to check off that item before heading off for the summer term.

Please email if you have any questions!

Nominate Auggie Alumni for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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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

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!

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

04/03/2024: Human Resources Generalist
04/02/2024: Graduate Assistant Track and Field Coach
03/28/2024: Graduate Admissions Counselor

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Event Announcements

Eclipse Watching Opportunities at Augsburg

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The Solar Eclipse is coming up on Monday, April 8. Join us outside Hagfors Center on the patio from 1pm-3pm to watch as the Moon moves in front of the Sun. Here in Minnesota, about 75% of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon, with maximum coverage occurring around 2pm. We will have several different Sun-safe viewing options available (weather permitting), including solar telescopes, eclipse glasses, a sunspotter, and more! If it’s cloudy and we can’t observe the Sun ourselves, you can still join us to watch the NASA livestream of the eclipse.

If you miss this chance on April 8, 2024… you will be graduated or even retired when the next eclipse happens in North America (August 23, 2044). Thank you to Physics Faculty Katrina Marslender and Steve Brehmer for organizing this event.

Vocation Chapel on Tuesday: Kristen Chamberlain

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On Tuesday, April 9, Kristen Chamberlain, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Film, and New Media, will share her story in the next installment of the “Uncovering Vocation Series.” Uncovering Vocation is co-sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation.
Kristen earned her PhD in Communication Studies from North Dakota State University in 2007. She has been teaching a variety of classes as part of the Department of Communication Studies, Film, and New Media since the fall of 2007. Kristen is particularly passionate about environmental communication and has identified as an environmentalist since 9th grade. She is also always ready to talk about the media, favorite books, and cats.

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

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 nationwide. She hopes to use this new knowledge to help her with her research in the future. Congratulations Liz!


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