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Moodle Help Available

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It’s a new semester and it’s time to get your Moodle course and gradebook ready! Come to Lindell 202 for individualized help from your E-Learning Team on Thursday, 1/12 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feel free to drop in for as little or as long as you’d like!

We can help you:
-import content from a previous course
-synchronize your Moodle gradebook with your grading plan
-track student participation and attendance in Moodle
-streamline your grading with Moodle rubrics and grading guides
-use VoiceThread to create interactive Web presentations
-get answers to questions about Moodle or other learning technologies

Bring your laptop and any pertinent course materials with you (in electronic docs, if possible). Can’t make it Thursday? Contact your E-Learning team for an appointment!

URGO Phase 1 App Due Feb. 1

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Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2017 summer research are now available on the URGO website at All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

URGO Summer Research Program:
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 15th – July 28th.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships:
URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty before break to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Visit URGO for Advising on Grad School Apps

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Applying to grad school? Come meet with URGO staff for individualized advising on finding and selecting programs, preparing for standardized tests, securing letters of recommendation, and writing application essays. We are here to help you through the process!

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at

Kemper Scholarship – Applications Are Due Jan. 31

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Apply to be a 2017 Kemper Scholar!

The Kemper Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a business-related degree program such as accounting, data science, finance, risk management, economics, statistics, math, computer science, communications, and/or actuarial science. Scholars receive:

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 paid internships:
*1 paid summer internship at a nonprofit in Chicago, learning and living with 25 fellow Kemper Scholars
*1 paid summer internship at one of the many Kemper companies around the US
*Paid trip to annual Kemper Conference in Chicago; 3 summers

Augsburg is one of only 15 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Go to to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

Please set up an appointment with URGO at or x1446 to confirm your eligibility if you plan to apply. URGO is available to provide feedback on applications as well if you wish to meet with us before submitting your application.

Applications are due January 31.

General Announcements

Event Announcements

Save the Date: Lunch and Learn – Financial Wellness

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Augsburg Total Wellness is excited to announce a brown bag lunch and learn to focus on Financial Wellness in February. Auggie Professor Marc McIntosh will be presenting–Friday, February 10th from noon-1pm.

Save the date! More information will follow. Questions? Contact Nicole Peterlin at

Auggies Connect with Employers

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Join the Strommen Career & Internship Center on Thursday, January 26 from
3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center.
(Stop by for a few minutes or the entire time)

The following employers are excited to meet you and answer your questions about their field, offer you tips for how to stand out in the job or internship search, and even review your resume. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about possible careers you could have after leaving Augsburg College. No appointment necessary – feel free to dress casually.

Representatives include:
• Wells Fargo – is a provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance, and consumer and commercial financial services. They offer a number of summer internships and full-time entry level opportunities.

• SPS Commerce – providing cloud-based technology services for the retail industry. They offer a variety of full-time opportunities.

• Lutheran Social Services – LSS helps Minnesotans by providing a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life – food and shelter, physical health and safety. Internship and full-time entry level opportunities.

• Minnesota United FC – A professional soccer team headquartered in Minnesota and playing in Major League Soccer. The company employs and contracts with a wide range of talented individuals including professional athletes and coaching staff, graphic designers, voice-over talent, writers, video production directors and crew, marketing and sales professionals, accountants, public relations professionals, attorneys, and web and software developers.

Questions? 612-330-1148

Morning Chapel: Pastor Sonja Hagander Preaching

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Join us in the chapel today at 10:40 am as we continue our Chapel Series “Our Shared (Im)migration” with Pastor Sonja Hagander, College Pastor & Director of Ministries, preaching. Her homily, “What’s in your bag?”

Thursday, 1/12, 11:30am: Interfaith Mini-Convo with Dr. Audrey Lensmire, Assistant Professor, Education Dept., and Director of the EAST program.

Friday, 1/13, 10:40am: Pastor Mike Matson, Chaplain to Student Athletes, preaching.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Everyone is welcome!

More information

Auditions for Spring Musical Begin TODAY

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*Sign up for auditions for Augsburg Theater Department’s spring musical Passing Strange, written by STEW, directed by guest director Jamil Jude. *

*Auditions start THIS WEDNESDAY!!! A three-day audition extravaganza will take place January 11, 12 and 13. THE SIGN-UP SHEET IS POSTED ON THE *

*TJORNHOM-NELSON THEATER DOOR in Foss. Please sign up in person!*

Part comedy. Part coming-of-age story. Full-out rock concert! PASSING
STRANGE, a Tony award-winning musical, is a genre-bending exploration of an artist’s journey to find life’s truths. The story follows Youth, a young
Black man raised in the idyllic hills of California, as he passes through
life, learning about himself and the world around him, through music and
the people he meets because of it. Throughout his journey for “the real,”
he gains so much, but is what he gives up too much? Will the ends justify
the means? Will everything be alright?

*Audition details:*

This audition will be broken into 3 segments, singing, dancing and acting,
each taking place on separate days. In order to be cast, you will need to
prepare for and perform each one of the parts, requiring you to be present
for a portion of all 3 days. Please note, you must sign up for each day’s

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, we ask that you sign up
for the dates and times you are able to make and contact Jamil directly to
reschedule at an alternative date.

Jamil’s email address is Please cc: Del Logeais, the Stage Manager, at

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