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URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo) at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at obrienk@augsburg.edu or x1446.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2019 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 3-6 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 103572BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs ) by January 11, 2019.

Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

submitted by kochavej@augsburg.edu

The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2019-2020 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to bioethics@mayo.edu by March 15, 2019:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at kipper@augsburg.edu.

General Announcements

Got Service Hour Requirements? Volunteer On Upcoming Weekends with MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.
We’re looking for debate judges and hospitality volunteers for its upcoming high school debate tournaments.

No debate experience? No problem. We train volunteers at every tournament.

What Hospitality Volunteers Do:

● Greet & guide kids, coaches, and judges as they arrive at tournaments
● Answer questions and assist with wayfinding at tournament sites
● Distribute goody bags to students and thank-you gifts to our judges

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● October 26th & 27th: Rosebowl (Roseville HS, Roseville, MN)
● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 | udlvolunteers@augsburg.edu

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Tuesday, November 6 midterm elections

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

Minnesota holds its midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 6. Information about how to register, where to vote, sample ballot – and more, is available from the Minnesota Secretary of State website, https://www.sos.state.mn.us/

Student living on campus can vote in the precinct for Augsburg and register online or on Election Day. Augsburg will provide the City of Minneapolis Board of Election with a list of resident students.

Augsburg will be the voting place for its local precinct – Marshall room, Christensen Center.

Survey Submission: The Future of the Forum

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Last month, Augsburg University hosted the 30th Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis (NPPF). Over the Forum’s three days, more than 1,200 individuals took part in workshops, plenaries, breakout sessions, and arts activities centered on the theme “The Paradox of Peace.”

This was the final Forum bearing the Nobel name, and building on our 30 years of experience, there is strong interest in continuing to convene an annual international forum at Augsburg to showcase our commitments to global perspectives, living faith, active citizenship, and meaningful work.

As we look toward the future, we want your ideas for what a redesigned Forum might look and feel like here at Augsburg. How will a “signature event” that expresses our institutional commitments be designed to align with students interests and curriculum across a range of departments?

Please share your voice and ideas with us. Click on the survey link below that best describes your role at Augsburg:

Faculty – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SB2wDeHIyYIDel
Students – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFDm1bIx2lHzz4V
Staff – http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3BFqAjAJNmu8rjf

The deadline for submitting your feedback is October 26th.

Eight lucky participants (4 students/4 faculty and staff) will receive a $25.00 Visa gift card at the end of the survey process!

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for October

submitted by fulford@augsburg.edu

Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at www.augsburg.edu/staffsenate/auggie_pride/.

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at inside.augsburg.edu/staffsenate

Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian

submitted by marubbio@augsburg.edu

Save the Date: November 14, 2018
Augsburg Native American Film Series Presents : Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian. “Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).
Please join Kate Beane and executive producer Syd Beane for an evening of conversation about this remarkable film and their family heritage.

Location and Time
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows

This event is free to the public

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Event Announcements

Workshop: StrengthsFinder – Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM (TODAY)

submitted by dores@augsburg.edu

“StrengthsFinder*: Exploring Your Strengths for Careers in STEM” – presented by Emily Reinert of the Strommen Center.

Tues., Oct. 23, 3:40-4:50 Room OGC 113 or
Wed., Oct. 24, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 113

*Please contact stem@augsburg.edu prior to workshop to get a StrengthsFinder code to fully participate.

Each workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you. Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email: stem@augsburg.edu

TODAY: Psychological Thriller Night featuring Shutter Island

submitted by ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, October 30th join the Augsburg Psychological Association in watching Shutter Island. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Hagfors 150b. Popcorn and candy will be provided. After the movie there will be an optional discussion opportunity where folks are invited to talk about psychological topics seen in the movie.

Any questions can be directed to ellenbuj@augsburg.edu

“One Vote” Documentary Screening at St. Thomas

submitted by carstenm@augsburg.edu

Elections are coming around the corner. Before you go and cast your vote, why not see a documentary about five different families as they prepared to vote in the 2016 election? Each vote tells a story, and this documentary shows the challenges that some people faced or how others helped their community before and during Election Day.
The screening will be on October 23rd at 6 pm. The event will be in the John Roach Center – Room 126 on St. Thomas’s campus.

St. Thomas University – Events

TOMORROW–Staff Senate and UC Subcommittee Open Forum

submitted by stepkad@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 24
1–2 p.m. | Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Staff Senate will be hosting a forum to help continue to improve communication and create an opportunity for the Augsburg community to come together. Join us to hear:
• Staff Senate’s role and goals for the year
• Updates from the University Council staff representatives Jim Trelstad-Porter and Jeff Swenson
• University Council subcommittees: Campus Design Committee, Space sub-committee, Environmental Stewardship Committee, and Leadership Forum

Learn more about the Open Forum

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