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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.

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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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.

Call for Faculty Summa Committee Members

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The Faculty Summa Committee is seeking new members to facilitate panels for graduating seniors seeking the highest Latin honor, Summa Cum Laude. Along with a 3.9 or above GPA, these students meet for one hour with their advisor, a non-major faculty member, and a summa committee member to review a portfolio of their work and to reflect on their experiences at Augsburg. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of some of our most successful students, to meet faculty from outside your home department, and to contribute service to the college. Early-career faculty in particular will benefit from meeting new people and making interdisciplinary connections without onerous time commitments.

Please contact Ben Denkinger at, or at x1172, for more information on joining our group!

General Announcements

Food Service Hours

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Einsteins is open from 7:30am-8pm, with the Late Night Menu starting at 7pm.

Nabo is open from 7:30am-7pm, with Hot Food starting at 10am.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7pm.
Breakfast 7:30-9:45am
Continental Breakfast 9:45-11am
Lunch 11am-1:30pm
Light Lunch 1:30-4:30pm
Dinner 4:30-7pm

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-3pm.
Nabo is open from 10am-2pm.
The Commons is open for Brunch from 11:30am-1pm and Dinner from 5-7pm.

Einsteins and Nabo are closed.
The Commons is open for Brunch from 11:30am-1pm and Dinner from 5-7pm.

Register Now – Private College Job & Internship Fair

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Minnesota Private College Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Cost $10
The Fair is open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, and features more than 260 employers all under one roof!

To learn more and register visit

Career Quick Stop

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Spring Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

Mini-Grants for Environmental Stewardship

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It’s a new semester, and we are looking for students, faculty, staff who are interested in grant money for environmental stewardship! Projects could include: class learning activities, supplies for research, conferences or workshops, tangible purchases (i.e.- water fountains, compost bags, bus or NiceRide passes), reuse/recycle projects (i.e.- clothing drive), or any idea you may have!

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 30, 2017. Maximum Award is $2,500. Please apply at . Questions? Please email Jim Perrine, Graduate Student and Environmental Ethics Fellow, at

Event Announcements

Auggies Connect with Employers – Event

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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


Auggie Networking Experience – Event

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Wednesday, February 8
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel
Register for this FREE event at

Students are invited to this dynamic experience to meet with alumni from
all professions to build their Auggie network. Free LinkedIn headshots and
appetizers provided. Featured alumna Jenni Lilledahl ’87, co-owner of the Brave New Workshop, will offer strategies to help you jump-start meaningful conversations and say “yes” to new experiences.


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Room for Rent – Cathedral Hill, Saint Paul

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Roommate wanted for March 1st in a large, 3 story home in the Cathedral Hill Neighborhood of Saint Paul.

$600/month (utilities: WiFi, electric, garbage and water not included, which amounts to about $60-$70 per month per person) with $600 security deposit.

Large, 3 story, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom furnished home with a finished basement, back deck, backyard, garage, a/c, laundry

Bedroom for rent has a private deck, skylight and fireplace
Housemates are two professionals and a friendly dog (no other pets permitted)

Looking for a student or professional for a month to month lease

Photos available upon request

Contact: Amanda, or 651-728-3468