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May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

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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

Days in May Schedule and Registration

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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

Days in May Registration Form

General Announcements

Draft of HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Assurance Argument

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Augsburg is on ten-year accreditation cycle with the Higher Learning Commission and we are scheduled for our ten-year review in 2024 (site visit scheduled for October 21-22). As a component of this review, members of the HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Steering Committee have been hard at work preparing Augsburg’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation Assurance Argument. A working draft of the document is now posted on the HLC Accreditation Moodle site (see the Documents and Drafts section). Should you wish to review the document, the Committee would welcome any comments or suggestions you might have. There is a form to submit comments near the top of the Moodle site. We are particularly interested in pieces of evidence that might be used to back up statements about or practices.

HLC Accreditation Moodle site

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!

Participants Wanted for Music and Memory Study

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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.


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!


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.


Event Announcements

Earth Month: Film Screening and Community Discussion on Tuesday

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Come join us as we invite St. Paul-based Filmmaker, Community Organizer, and Emmy Award Recipient Francisco Sánchez to our community here at Augsburg. Come and join us for a community dialogue about grassroots movements centered on the respect and bounded liberation of Mother Earth and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

This event will take place at the East Commons at Augsburg University on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the community!

Late Night Breakfast Is TONIGHT

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The Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Dining Services are excited to host the Spring 2024 Late Night Breakfast! Join us at The Commons on Monday, April 22 from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

The menu will consist of a kale and sweet potato egg bake, scrambled eggs, cinnamon French toast, halal beef sausage patties, pork sausage links, hash brown potato triangles, assorted pastries, flavored coffee station (decaf and regular), ice cream station, and Tiger Sushi.

All student attendees will be entered into a raffle for a Sonos Smart Speaker (not Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones as previously advertised—we apologize for the confusion).

This Wednesday: Focused Conversation on Art & Science Implementation and Next Steps

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All faculty and staff are invited to the second of two April Focused Conversations on Wednesday, April 24. 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)

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

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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

RSVPs for April 27 encouraged—respond here

Keeping Track of Auggies

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