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TODAY—Pop-up Museum: “Race & Ethnicity in the Middle Ages”—Reception on 1/26, 4-5pm

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Medieval history was long taught as a narrative of white Europeans, even though the historical sources—literary and visual—suggested a more complex demographic. Scholars of the medieval period avoided terms like racism, a 19th-century construct, and seemed to suggest that without the term, nothing like racism could exist.

In fall of 2016, students in HIS 440, Race & Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, examined the range of racial and ethnic identities in the Middle Ages, and how medieval Europeans interacted with them. As a final project, they created a “pop-up museum” on this subject, designed to spur dialog about how racial perceptions of the past relate to our own times.

The exhibit, “Race & Ethnicity in the Middle Ages,” is in the second-floor “link” area of Lindell Library. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 4 to 5 PM. Students will be on hand to discuss their posters. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

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 Research App: Phase 1 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.

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.

It’s Time to Find the Writing Lab

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The Augsburg College Writing Lab is now open for the spring term. Tutors will help any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

Mondays – 11:10 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays – 12:30 – 3 p.m.; 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Wednesdays – 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Thursdays – 12:30 – 3 p.m.; 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Fridays – 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Sundays – 5 – 8 p.m.

Faculty/staff – If you would like a tutor to visit your class to present information on the WL, please contact K. Swanson, English.

General Announcements

Submit Outstanding Staff Award Nominations

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The Outstanding Staff Award is intended to recognize exceptional Augsburg staff members who exemplify the mission statement of the College through their actions.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, February 7, and may be submitted by any current staff, faculty, or student at Augsburg College; self-nominations are not allowed.

Five staff will receive the Outstanding Staff Award and one will receive the Newcomer Award. These individuals will be recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Awards on Thursday, March 2, from 2–4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Learn more about the awards and submit your nominations on the Staff Senate website.

Romantic Relationship Study ($10 Cash Compensation)

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My name is Anabel Chavez, and I’m a Psychology major and McNair Scholar at Augsburg College. I am conducting research this semester as a part of my Psychology Honors project and I would like to invite you to participate in my study!

This study looks at how relationship memories may relate to relationship satisfaction. Therefore, the study asks for participants to disclose two personal relationship-defining memories.

WHO can participate?
Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age and are currently involved in a romantic (but not marital) relationship. Participants will also need to have been in their current romantic relationship for at least 6 months (or longer). Participants who have participated in my summer research experiment, cannot participate again.

The study will require participants to come to the Augsburg College campus to take a survey (20-30 minutes). Participants will then have the choice to either receive 1 credit for their research participation requirement in PSY105/PSY215 or receive a $10 cash compensation for their time and effort.

For any further questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment please send me an email at

Thank You!

Event Announcements

TODAY – 1/26 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

Tomorrow: Melodie’s Farewell Gathering

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Melodie Lane will be leaving her position at Augsburg at the end of January to take on a new role as Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in the Mille Lacs Lake area.

Please join us in celebrating a new opportunity for Melodie as well as thanking her for her many years of excellent work here at Augsburg.

Where: Si Melby 206/Lobby
When: Friday, January 27–11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m
Lunch will be provided!

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 on Friday, February 10, from noon-1pm.

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

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