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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.

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

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.

Peace Scholar Applications Due Feb. 1

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Augsburg sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in peace and justice issues are invited to apply for the 2017-18 Nobel Peace Prize Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join a group of 16 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway, at the International Summer School and the Nansen Dialogue Center in June & July 2017. Travel and tuition costs are covered by the generous support of the college and our sponsors. The Peace Scholars also take a leading role in promoting student participation in the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, hosted each year by Augsburg College.

Full information:

Applications are due by Feb. 1st. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Bettine Hermanson ( or 330-1378) or Joe Underhill ( or at 330-1318).


CTL Faculty Panel TODAY – Scholarship and Mentoring

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Faculty and staff are invited to attend the first CTL event of the semester. We have all had mentors that have help support and propel us forward in our academic careers. CTL 2016 grant recipients Darcey Engen, John Zobitz, and Ann Impulittii will talk about the intersection between their CTL-funded scholarship and mentoring.

Faculty Perspectives on the Intersection between Scholarship and Mentoring
Wednesday, January 18
3:30-4:30pm OGC 100

Nominations for CTL Distinguished Contributions Awards

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Students, faculty and staff – the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty (full-time and adjunct) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

See the CTL awards web page for detailed information on the award categories and to access to online nomination form.


Nominations will be accepted through February 20, 2017.

Faculty Grants from CTL Due Feb. 15

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Applications are now open for the 2017 annual CTL grants. Multiple recipients will be chosen for the three annual grants:

-Scholarship Grant (
-Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grant (
-Integrated Course Design Grant (

See the CTL grants webpage ( for links to the online application forms.

Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2017.

General Announcements

Today: Faculty Action Planning Meeting – Lean into these times

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11:30-12:30, Brown Bag lunch, Marshall Room, Wednesday, January 18.

Join us and continue the dialogue and action planning about how faculty can support students in “times like these”. We are tentatively thinking of our work as the creation of an “alternative course catalogue”. Collaboratively led by Audrey Lensmire, Terrance Kwame-Ross, and Elaine Eschenbacher. Join us!!

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).

Forum: The Role of the Media in the Trump Presidency

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Please join us at the monthly Tom SenGupta Forum on
Thursday, January 19, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cedar Commons
2001 Riverside Avenue

This month’s conversation is on the responsibility of media, ordinary citizens, and social philosophers during the Trump presidency.

This dialogue is open to the public and will adhere to the following values:
· Forums will focus on bringing new ideas and new understanding of topics key to positive growth of society.
· We will establish democratic practices that encourage egalitarian participation of and learning among inter-generational groups with diverse experiences, talents, and ways of understanding the world.
· Forums will support transformational experiences of new leaders.

We welcome your participation in the dialogues, in the spirit of these values. Students and scholars are encouraged to come.

More about the Tom SenGupta Forum

Mini-Mini-Grants for Environmental Stewardship

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Looking for students, faculty, and 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

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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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Auggie Networking Experience Event – Using “YES” to CONNECT
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm; Hoversten Chapel
Register for this free event:

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

Disturbing the Peace (Film Screening)

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Disturbing the Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. The film follows former enemy combatants — Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters — who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

The Minneapolis screening will take place here at Augsburg Campus:
When: Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue

The premiere will be followed by a discussion with members of Combatants for Peace and moderated by UMN Theater Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College – Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Disturbing the Peace

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Part-Time Commissioned Sales Job

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Random(ish) Clothing Company strives to give voice to every individual. We create comfy tees with bold, progressive, culturally relevant messages in a billboard style that anyone can identify with. We believe that we are all unique and have something important to say. So if you’d like to get involved with a relaxed, fun, forward-thinking brand, contact us for details!

We say… Be Bold…Be Proud… Be Randomish!