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Win $5,000+ to Study Abroad

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Thinking about study abroad in the summer, fall or next year? If you receive a Pell Grant and are a US citizen, consider applying to win $5,000-$8,000 to study and/or intern abroad through the Gilman International Scholarship!

Deadline to apply for funds for summer, fall or next year abroad is coming up soon — March 7.

For more information, contact

Eligibility and Application details for Gilman Scholarship

Free Guthrie Tickets | Race Dynamics in USA

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The Center for Global Education & Experience, The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Augsburg Theater Department are partnering with the Guthrie Theater to engage Augsburg students, faculty and staff in the production of “We Are Proud to Present” — part of the Level Nine Series, devoted to community dialogue about today’s most significant topics and questions.

Get your complementary tickets to this production in the Oyate Commons (Study Abroad/Away, ISSS and Multicultural Student Services suite) in Lower Level Christensen Center. Limit, 2 tickets per person. *See available dates/times below.

Find a seat. Any seat in the room. Watch carefully as an ensemble of six American actors — three black and three white – begins to stage a presentation about a genocide in 1900s colonial Africa. As they earnestly (and comically) stumble through their artistic process, attempting to remain true to the events in the past, they unwittingly unpack a personal and political firestorm of racial dynamics in America in the present. And even the best intentions can’t save them.

Critics have called We Are Proud to Present “90 minutes of original, enlightening, pulse-pounding theater” (Backstage), “devastatingly funny…dangerous and primal,” (The Washington Post), and “impressive, disturbing and thought-provoking” (San Francisco Chronicle).

*Tickets for the following dates/times: you must go to the Guthrie Box Office to exchange voucher for reserved ticket.

Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m.

The theme of this production echos the focus of CGEE’s semester study abroad program in Southern Africa: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind.

Free Trip to D.C. Holocaust Musuem

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The Jewish Community Relations Council and Tolerance Minnesota are sponsoring a free one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Tour the permanent exhibit and special featured exhibits. Meet with a Museum education representative. Augsburg students who are selected to participate will receive a full scholarship (flight cost, meals, entrance fee) for participation.

Must be U.S. Citizen
Must be a registered, full-time Augsburg student, with at least one year left on campus
Must be a sophomore or above
Must have a 3.0 GPA or above

Applications are due by FEBRUARY 28th.

Additional information and the application can be found at:

General Announcements

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2017

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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for fall 2017 admission. Eligible applicants will be at junior status spring 2018 and available to conduct research summer 2018. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors except most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health). STEM sophomores may also be eligible during this recruitment period; please contact us if you’d like more info on this.

The McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4,000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the summer of 2018.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income or may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, program assistant at Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

Food Service Hours

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The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einstein’s throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and grab and go items. The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Food Service Menu

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This Menu will be Served out of Nabo. Grab n Go’s and Beverages will be available to purchase between meal times.

Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Assorted Hot and Cold Breakfast Items Available.

Lunch 11:00am-1:30pm
Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Buns, Rice, Boca Nuggets, Veggies, Potatoes, and Chicken Nuggets.

Dinner 4:30pm-8:00pm
Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Veggies, Tofu, Cheese Curds, Breadsticks, and Pasta, with Meat and Vegetarian Sauces.

Gluten Free and Vegan Options Available. Please ask your cashier about any dietary restrictions.

Nominate Standout Staff for January’s Auggie Pride Award

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Each month of the academic year, Staff Senate highlights two staff members for their outstanding work. The Auggie Pride Program was created to uplift the work of staff members who go above and beyond. Nominations can be submitted via email ( or submit a form found at

Apply for 2017-2018 Public Leadership Scholars Program

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Current sophomores and juniors:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn four upper division semester credits in religion or political science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

Applying: The application for all three programs is available online through the Sabo Center or the Christensen Center for Vocation websites, listed below.
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is Monday, February 27, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

Summer 2017 Job Opportunity – ACYTI Mentor

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Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for six current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1,500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM

Nominations for the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards

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Hello student organization leaders,

Nominations for the 2016-2017 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open!

These awards recognize student leaders and student organizations for their innovative and outstanding leadership during this academic year. Recipients will be honored at the 18th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards on Sunday, April 2 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Hoversten Chapel.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations; self-nominations are also encouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10 by 5:00 p.m.

To nominate an individual or a student organization, and for more information on the award descriptions and criteria, visit:

Please email me with any questions you may have. Thank you!

Don’t Miss a Beat. Download The Buzz Now.

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The Buzz: Augsburg College is a customized news app designed specifically for Augsburg College with content powered by KAUG, The Echo, USA TODAY College, and USA TODAY. Topic areas and resources available in the app are:

Augsburg news, sports, and campus life stories from The Echo (coming soon)!
Latest news, life, and sports headlines from USA TODAY.
Campus life, study abroad, and national college news written by students, for students from USA TODAY College.

Features in the app are designed to keep Augsburg students connected locally, nationally and around the globe no matter where they are during the day or in the evening.

Share stories on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and through text message
Receive breaking news push notifications for relevant news
Navigate easily between articles in a section.

Download The Buzz: Augsburg now from iTunes ( or Google Play ( stores to get the most up-to-date news.

Campus Kitchen Student Worker Positions

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Campus Kitchen is hiring! We are seeking talented students for our leadership team next year to lead us in our work to fight hunger and learn about food justice. Next year, Campus Kitchen students will also have the opportunity of working with LEAD Fellows (Sabo Center) in a collaborative manner. Campus Kitchen leaders will meet immediate hunger needs for youth and seniors, and work on long-term hunger alleviation projects through garden and farmers markets. We have exciting opportunities to collaborate with many neighborhood organizations including Brian Coyle, People’s Center, Trinity Lutheran, Ebenezer, and many more. Apply via the application for LEAD Fellows on the HR website and specify your interest in working with Campus Kitchen (class standing requirements waived), or you may email or if you wish to meet in person for more information!

Event Announcements

Morning Chapel: Chris Huss ’17

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Join us for worship in the chapel this morning at 11:30am. Senior Chris Huss ’17 reflects on his time at Augsburg. Musician: Bethany Keyl ’19.

Upcoming chapel schedule:
Friday, 2/24, 10:40am: Worship with the Augsburg Jazz Ensemble

Monday, 2/27, 10:40am: Mindful Monday with Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor – 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises!
Tuesday, 2/28, 11:30am: Campus Ministries Deacon Student Leaders: Robb Benson-Ernst ’18, Bethany Keyl ’19, Mitchell Paddock ’18, and David Erickson ’18. Musician: Noah Quam ’18.
Wednesday, 3/1, 10:40am: Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes. Rev. Mark Hanson preaching.
Thursday, 3/2, 11:30am: Winnie Godi ’17 Senior Chapel
Friday, 3/3, 10:40am: St. David’s Day. Musicians: Conie Borchardt ’98 and The Augsburg Choir, directed by Mark Sedio ’76.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

More information

Augsburg JazzFest, Friday Events

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The Augsburg Jazz ensemble will be hosting the 2nd Annual Augsburg JazzFest this Friday. Come check out one of the following events during the day:

10:40 a.m., Augsburg Jazz performing during morning Chapel Service
1:50 p.m., Masterclass led by Steve Wiest, jazz trombone
7:30 p.m., Augsburg Jazz takes the stage with Steve Wiest

All events will take place in Hoversten Chapel

Every Auggie can have a free ticket for the evening concert, additional tickets are just $10. Reserve online today (Free ticket code when purchasing – 2017AUGGIEMUSIC).

Tickets for Evening Performance

See “Corazón Eterno” at the Mixed Blood Theater This Fri. – Free

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All students, staff and faculty are invited to join us on a cultural excursion to see ”Corazón Eterno – Always in My Heart” at the Mixed Blood Theatre on Fri., 2/24/17. This production is presented in English and Spanish.

Tickets are free if you sign up on this Google Doc by 4 p.m. the day of the performance. We will walk from campus to the theater together. If you have a mobility issue, we can arrange a ride for you.

For more information and to sign up, please go to this Google doc:

If you have questions, please contact either:
Kate Reinhardt,
Sarah Degnar Riveros, or
Mary Laurel True,

More information about the play:

This event is organized by the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Dept. and the Sabo Center.

9th Traditional Powwow – March 25th

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Augsburg College’s 9th Traditional Powwow will be held on Saturday, March 25, on campus in the Si Melby Gymnasium. Grand Entries (beginning of a dancing session) will be at 1 PM and 6 PM, however dancing/ceremony will be all day until roughly 9 PM. You are free to come and go throughout the day as you wish. Honoring for our Augsburg American Indian graduates will be at 3 p.m. You are welcome to come, bring your family and friends, purchase some craft items from our vendors, come support our American Indian students here at Augsburg by showing up and learning about our rich culture and traditions at our hosted Powwow on campus. Augsburg is one of the only colleges in the metro area to host a Powwow and the only private college! NO ADMISSION COSTS – FREE! Find us on Facebook and invite your friends!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering at the concession stand, please email Athena Cloud, AISA Powwow Chair, at with your available time, t-shirt size and phone number. All volunteers get a t-shirt and much appreciation from us! We ask that people dedicate 2 1/2 hour time slots.
Time slots to choose from are:
10:00 AM-12:30 p.m.
12:00-2:30 p.m.
2:30-5:00 p.m.
5:00-7:30 p.m.
7:30-10:00 p.m. (includes clean-up)

Pilamiya’ ye/Miigwech/Thank you!

Activism, Social Justice, and Anti-Blackness in the Asian Community

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Facebook Event Reminder:

February 24th, 6-8PM
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Hmong Women Together has invited Rad Azns to present on Asian and Pacific Islander resistance and resilience, the relevance of social justice in our lives, and the need to challenge and resist anti-blackness in our communities in order to achieve justice and equity for all.

Community Speakers: Rad Azns
“We are a collective of Radical Asians in Minnesota. For us, radical means that we are left of liberal, and seek systemic social change rather than reform. Radical means addressing problems at their root, and holding an expansive view of liberation. We come together in our belief in the transformational potential of Asian American peoples, grounded in a legacy of radical Asian American organizing in Minnesota and nationally. We resist oppression and hierarchies that exist within our communities, and embrace our multiple and intersecting identities. We challenge Asian American complicity in the oppression of other communities, and make solidarity an integral aspect of our work.”

If you have any questions, please contact Hmong Women Together at

If you need accessibility related accommodation, please contact

Red Power Energy Film Screening

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Red Power Energy on March 8, a documentary film that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. First-person stories illustrate the complex realities of American Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. From the historic United Nations Climate Conference to the proliferation of non-Western countries industrializing their economies through fossil fuel production, Red Power Energy offers a rare glimpse into Indian Country while further advancing a deeper understanding of the energy debate. (Official Program Description from Red Power Energy Publicity)

Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota), one of the director’s of this film, will host the film screening and answer questions after the screening.

Location and Time:
Augsburg College
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with filmmakers follows
This event is free to the public

The Seventh Fire–Film Screening

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series will present The Seventh Fire at the University of St. Thomas on March 16.

From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre comes a fascinating new documentary by Jack Pettibone Riccobono, The Seventh Fire.

When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.
Together the lives of Rob and Kevin present a devastating counter-myth to textbook notions of the American dream, and they force us to confront the modern-day ramifications of what are still the most overlooked aspects of American history.

Location and Time
The University of St. Thomas
John Roach Center auditorium (JRC 126), which is located on the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues.
Building 2 on St. Thomas Campus Map


Free Tickets to INAATE/SE at the Walker

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series will be co-presenting the new documentary, INAATE/SE, at the Walker Art Center.

This experimental documentary is part of the INDIgenesis: Indigenous Filmmakers, Past and Present program at the Walker and explores the Ojibwe story of the Seven Fires Prophecy, which has been interpreted as predicting the arrival of the Europeans in North America and the subsequent destruction they caused. Bold, smart, and unflinching, the film examines the relationship between cultural tradition and modern indigenous identity. 2016, US/Canada, 75 minutes.

As co-presenters, the Augsburg Native American Film Series is providing 50 free tickets to each screening: March 17, 2017, 6:30 pm at the Walker Cinema and March 18, 2017, 7:30 pm at the Walker Cinema. Please contact M. Elise Marubbio ( or 612-330-1523) to be put on a reserve ticket list.


TODAY – Feb. 23 Immigration Law Attorneys Provide Info Session

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Thursday, Feb. 23, Gloria Contreras Edin and Laura Edberg, attorneys with the Contreras law firm, will provide information on executive actions, immigrant rights, and updates on immigration law – and will be available for questions afterwards.

3:30-5:00 p.m., Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building. Need more information – please contact Ann Garvey,

Des Moines University Info Session

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Anna Cruz, Admissions and Recruitment Specialist at Des Moines University (DMU), will be on campus on Tuesday, February 28 to present an information session from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Oren Gateway 103. DMU offers clinical programs in osteopathic and podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as masters programs in public health, health care administration, anatomy and biomedical sciences. Contact Catherina Kipper at with questions. Pizza will be provided.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Present Your Research at Zyzzogeton – Register by March 1st

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Augsburg’s annual Zyzzogeton Research Symposium showcases the work of over 80 undergraduate researchers in all academic disciplines and will take place on April 12th. Students who have conducted research over the course of the last year and would like to present a poster should register at the URGO website ( by March 1st.

For questions about registration or the event, please contact Lara Crombie (


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