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Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

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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!

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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

Campus Mailboxes Closing Soon

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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 ( 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

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 Student Positions This Week (4)

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

04/26/2024: TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Student Peer Mentor, Summer 2024
04/23/2024: Public Safety Student Overnight Patrols, Summer 2024
04/23/2024: Bonner Community Leaders Student Program Assistant 2024-25
04/23/2024: Strommen Center Student Career Peer Advisor, Academic Year 2024-25

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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

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

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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!

Hiring Student TRIO / SSS Summer Bridge Peer Mentors

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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

New Staff Positions This Week (3)

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

04/26/2024: Confluence Seasonal Coordinator, Temporary
04/24/2024: Campus Locksmith
04/23/2024: Event and Conference Coordinator

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Event Announcements

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

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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

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

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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.

This Week: Greenhouse First Thursday

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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!

Keeping Track of Auggies

Alumnus Curt Rice ’84 Selected ED at Fulbright Norway

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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!

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