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Fulbright: Live Abroad After Graduating

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Fulbright program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities abroad. Each year, approximately 1,900 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

If this program is something you are interested in, here is the first step towards applying:
• Call the URGO office at 612-330-1446, or email us at to schedule an appointment to meet with our staff

Competitive applicants must meet the following requirements:
• U.S. Citizen
• Senior, Graduate Student or Alumni
• Any major can apply
• GPA 3.4+

See our blog for Augsburg’s most recent Fulbright Scholars.

See our blog for Augsburg’s most recent Fulbright Scholars.

Future Auggie Panel on Technology Expectations

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Oren Gateway 200
Wednesday July 26, 2017
4:15PM – 5:00PM

What do future Auggies expect from Augsburg when it comes to technology?

What do future Auggies expect from their courses, faculty and campus?

The Augsburg IT Department is sponsoring a future student panel to explore what technology future Auggies expect. Come see a moderated panel where three incoming first year students will talk about what they expect from Augsburg’s technology.

Teenagers have grown up in a world where technology is everywhere and how they learn is infused with technology. Many K-12 systems have laptop programs, smartboards, and use tools like moodle. This sets an expectation and shapes how they learn — we need to understand this digital reality so we can help students succeed in the college environment. Come and hear from this panel and engage with them on questions you have about their digital reality.

General Announcements

Staff Senate 2017-18

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Staff Senate is excited to announce the 2017-18 members.

Green Bouzard, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
Shonna Fulford, Undergraduate Admission
Theresa Gade, Human Resources
Emily Hackert, Athletics
Denielle Johnson, Marketing and Communication
Michelle Nies, Custodial Services
Jay Peterson, Corporate Foundation and Relations
Pa Dao Yang, Academic Advising

Sharing Staff Concerns
If you would like to contact Staff Senate you can use the online form (anonymous option) or email us concerns, issues or observations at

The feedback form is designed to allow Augsburg College employees an opportunity to provide input to the Staff Senate, positive or negative. The form may be submitted anonymously. Please provide your contact information if you would like a member of Staff Senate to follow up with you. Your feedback will be discussed at our next available meeting time. If you would like to provide in-person feedback, we invite you to attend our open forums as well.

Learn more about Staff Senate at

Battery Recycling is Back

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The battery recycling box is back on the ReUse table in lower level Christensen! While many locations no longer consider alkaline batteries to be household waste, since Minnesota has higher standards for hazardous waste, and Minneapolis and Hennepin County are still recycling them, Augsburg will commit to recycling them as well. You can drop off the following batteries at the ReUse table: alkaline or pile alkaline, button batteries, carbon zinc (CZn), lithium (Li), lithium-ion (Li-ion), mercuric oxide, nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (NiMH), nickel zinc (NiZn), and zinc air.

On-campus Farmer’s Market Cancelled

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Because of low vendor interested and staff capacity this year, the West Bank Farmer’s Market has been cancelled. Even though we’ll miss the weekly lunch break with farmers and local vendors, we look forward to this opportunity to have some community conversations about food and food access over the coming months to see if we can re-group for next year. If you’re interested in being part of these conversations or sharing your thoughts about the on-campus farmer’s market, talk with Allyson (! You can find days and times for other markets on the Homegrown Minneapolis site. You can also get fresh produce delivered to you on campus every Friday by signing up for a CSA share with Tangeltown Gardens! Contact Nell Gerhke ( for more info.

And if you were hoping to stock up on jam and granola from our local canned goods vendor, B’s Home Cannery, don’t worry – you an still get some! Allyson will have a box of blueberry, strawberry, strawberry-rhubarb, and rhubarb jams in 4-oz jars ($3.50), 8-oz jars ($4.50), and 16-oz jars ($5.50), and some quart jars of granola ($8) in her office starting next week. You can stop by and grab some anytime until they’re gone.

Thanks for your support of the market over the years! We look forward to whatever adventure comes out of this next year!

Homegrown Minneapolis

Review, Implement Your ‘Augsburg University Department Name Change Checklist’

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With only about 60 days remaining before we officially are Augsburg University, now is the time for individual departments to start digging into the work needed at the departmental level to ensure our campus is transformed by September 1.

Early in July, faculty department chairs and administrative department leaders will receive an email from Jodi Collen, Senior Director of University Events, that includes your “Department Name Change Checklist.” The checklist will provide a list of all the items your department will need to update.

To help you get started, check out the latest blog posting on the University Name Change section of our website for detailed information on your Department Name Change Checklist and more information on each of the important steps listed below:

–Block Time on Your Calendar
–Review Your Department Name Change Checklist
–Attend a Name Change Help Session (The next one is July 11. Details at
–Download the Task Tracker

There’s no doubt that the Name Change Project is exciting, even though it is exceptionally complex. We truly are at the point where we now require the participation from all members of our community to ensure we reach our shared goal of being recognized as Augsburg University beginning September 1.

There are some fun events planned for our first day of classes, September 5, that will make this push and pull worth celebrating! Please stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, thank you for your understanding and for picking up the tasks for which your department is responsible. We have much to celebrate!

University Name Change Updates

Event Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: Individual Counseling Sessions with TIAA

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In just a few weeks TIAA will be returning to campus for individual counseling sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Wednesday, July 19 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

Thursday, July 20 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cedar Room

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Keeping Track of Auggies

Two New Fulbright Winners

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Two more Augsburg students have been named Fulbright Award winners. These awards now bring Augsburg’s total number of Fulbright winners for the 2017-2018 application cycle to four. The four Fulbright Scholars will be living abroad in the 2017-2018 school year.

We are proud to announce Dustin Parks (2017, Economics and Finance) as one of our newest Fulbright Scholars. Dustin will conduct research on entrepreneurial education in Peru.

We are also proud to announce Hannah Schmit (2017, Sociology, Religion, and Biology) as one of our newest Fulbright Scholars. Hannah will be an English teaching assistant in the Czech Republic.

For more details on our Fulbright Scholars, click here to view our blog.

click here to view our blog.


Volunteers Needed For Script-Reading

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Be a part of script-reading for an Augsburg Student URGO Project.
We would like anyone to come and provide feedback on our script as well as read parts aloud. Some may have to read multiple characters, although those parts may only have a few lines in total.

Acting experience not required.
Meeting on 7/12/17 at 3:30pm at Foss 175, Augsburg College.

Snacks and beverages will be provided, and a small remuneration for those willing to read aloud.

Any questions? Email us at or

Film/Media Survey – Drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card

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Are you a millennial who is enjoy movies of any genre? How about a romance or romantic comedy? Do you enjoy gift cards? Consider taking part in a short online survey about films and romance in media, and enter the drawing for the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. This anonymous survey will help student researchers at Augsburg College gather information about millennial movie/television viewing habits. The survey is voluntary; you may end it at anytime and skip any questions that you do not wish to complete. To take part in this survey, follow the link:

Cello for Sale

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My name is April Johnson and I am a rising senior here at Augsburg.
I am selling an Amati’s Fine Instruments, full size, artisan model cello.
It is held in a red, light weight, molded case that can be locked. The case has wheels, backpack straps, and zips close.
The cello also comes with 2 bows, lightly used rosin, and a rubber rock stop.

The cello has four years of use and is in excellent condition.
Please contact with any questions! 701-552-1045

Take Part in a Survey on Millennial Dating and Romance – Enter to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

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Are you a millennial adult? Researchers at Augsburg
College are interested in your responses to some questions about
dating and relationships in the millennial generation. Our goal is to gain
a better understanding of millennial dating habits, goals, and values.
Our online survey is anonymous, will take only a few minutes to
complete, and will give you the chance to enter a drawing for a $50
Amazon gift card (entering the drawing will not give us access to your
responses). All survey questions are voluntary and you are free to stop
the survey at any time or skip any questions you wish to skip. If you are
interested in completing the survey, as well as entering into the
drawing, click the following link:

Donate Paper or Plastic Bags to Campus Kitchen

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Instead of recycling those paper or plastic bags taking up space in your house, bring them to Campus Kitchen! Every Saturday from now until November, we’ll be gleaning produce from the Mill City Farmer’s Market, packing it up into sample bags, and distributing it to elders in Cedar-Riverside. If you have *clean* paper or plastic grocery bags, please drop them off at the Campus Kitchen closet next to the elevator on the top floor of Christensen (near kitchen back entrance). We use 30-40 bags per week, so keep them coming!

(If you really want to recycle those plastic bags, though, you can take them back to a grocery store or Target)