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Teaching and Learning

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

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

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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!

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

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

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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:

Sign up to judge here:

MNUDL Is Seeking Fluent Spanish Speakers for Paid Opportunity

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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.


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:

Search the calendar for: Español/Spanish Debate

Need more info? Talk to our volunteer coordinator, Johan, at: He speaks Spanish!

*Let Johan know if you have transportation needs!*

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

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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:

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: 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 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)

ACTC BIPOC Faculty and Staff Gathering

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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, with questions.

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


Chapel: Christensen Scholars

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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.

Celebrate the End of Classes With an A Capella Extravaganza

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Celebrate the end of classes at the AUGSBURG CHOIRS’ year-end concert, featuring 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.

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

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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.