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Study in UK on Winter Break – Apply by Sept 30

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Take your winter break to a new level – study abroad!

The winter break program, From Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK, will examine the connections among popular culture, politics, and youth activism in 20th and 21st century Britain. Travel to the UK from December 28 to January 7!

The course, WST 220, is 4-credits and can fulfill a Humanities credit, or a requirement for WST majors/minors or for Youth Studies minors. This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

APPLICATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 30. Visit the Study Abroad/Away office in the Christensen Center to learn more, or speak with an adviser. You can also visit our website for full program information, pricing, and to start an application.

Get full program details and application information here!

Remember the Writing Lab

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Fall semester has now begun in the Augsburg Writing Lab. Tutors await all students, grad and undergrad, and their written work – essays, applications, personal statements, creative writing. The Lab is located on the street level of Lindell Library and is just left of the circulation desk. No appointments are taken.
Here are the hours:

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

Any questions? Contact Kathryn Swanson, English.

Join College Possible

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College Possible is accepting applications for new students until October 1!!

College Possible is a nonprofit organization for college access and success, serving low-income students. This year, we have a new program called Catalyze and students can join the program while in college. Coaches will mentor and support all students on their path to earn a degree. Since the coaches just graduated college, we can relate to students and connect them to resources on campus and in the greater community.

Fill out an application here: and then stop by the College Possible Office in the Gage Center to sign some paperwork or come say hi to us!

Pre-Health Advising Sessions for New Augsburg Students

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This session for new first-year and transfer students interested in pre-health will provide information on how to explore health careers and how to plan for the courses and experiences required by professional/graduate schools such as medical, dental, PA, PT, public health, vet med, . . . . Advising sessions will be offered in Lindell 202 on Wednesday, September 20 at 6 pm or Friday, September 22 at 2:30 pm. You can register for one of these sessions at

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the projects or innovations and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website. Completed applications must be submitted to by Thursday, September 21st. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1441, or stop in at Science 152.

General Announcements


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Registration is open for the 2017 fall session of Augsburg Intramurals.
Registration will be open through September 19th.

Sports offered include Indoor Volleyball, Soccer, 3 on 3 Basketball, and Badminton.
All Leagues will begin the week of September 25th.

Email with any questions or visit the Augsburg Intramural website for more details

Augsburg Intramurals Website

Yes, Campus Kitchen still needs bags

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We’ll reuse your in-tact, full-size, paper (preferred!) or plastic grocery bags for distributing produce to Cedar-Riverside seniors after our Saturday gleaning shifts at the Mill City Farmer’s Market! Drop them off at the Campus Kitchen closet near the elevator on top floor Christensen.

And come join us on a Saturday from 12-3pm to see what happens with these bags!

Study abroad in spring semester – apply by October 15

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Students of all majors have the opportunity to study abroad/away in spring semester 2018!

**Programs around the world, and in the USA

**Stay on track to graduate by taking a full load of courses that fulfill your major or minor requirements, as well as electives. ALL programs fulfill Augsburg Experience!

**Use your full financial aid package to help pay for your semester abroad/away, and apply for additional study abroad scholarships!

**Build your professional and intercultural skills while having a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

**Take advantage of internship and research opportunities abroad!

**Most programs are in English!

Learn more by visiting our website and stopping by the Study Abroad/Away office in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center. Talk to our student advisers who’ve been abroad, or schedule an appointment with our staff advisers to explore your options!

Search programs and apply online here!

Payroll Notice For 2017-2018 Academic Year – For all Faculty, Staff and Student Workers

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With the pay date of September 15th being the first payroll of the Academic Year, which can be the first paycheck for many new employees, we ask that everyone review their paystubs for accuracy.

Student Workers – Please make sure you have been paid for all reported hours. There are some known issues regarding positions, which your supervisor should have communicated, but if you feel you were not paid correctly please stop by the Payroll office, Science Hall – 148 or email

Parking – Parking deductions begin on this check for the Academic year, please review your stub and email if you feel there is an error.

Tax Withholding – Please review your W-4 Tax Information in the bottom left corner of your pay stub. You can make changes to this at any time in the year. Forms are available in the Payroll office, Science Hall – 148 or visit the Administrative Accounting/Payroll webpage to print and complete a form.

Kronos Time Entry – All Student Workers should be entering their time with positions that state Work Study, if you do not have a Work Study position and/or have a position indicating Summer, please notify your supervisor as this could create payroll issues.

Payroll W-4 Form

Event Announcements

“Festive Occasion” Welcome Back Dinner with Ebenezer Tower

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Whether you’ve been to a Friday Ebenezer Tower dinner with Campus Kitchen once or every week for the last four years, you are invited to join us for “A Festive Occasion” celebration dinner provided by our friends at Ebenezer. Residents Fred & Bettie are cooking up a potluck dinner and some kind of exciting celebration for all of us “young scholars.”

Friday, Sept. 22, 6-7pm
All are welcome!

Please RSVP on facebook:
or on VolunteerHub:

From the organizers: “We never know what will come through the door in the Friday evenings, but there’s always a rush of appreciative expectations. The smiles and greetings are so refreshing and they don’t just show up on young faces. The evening of Friday, September 22nd, will be a chance to celebrate our gratitude to these young scholars who volunteer their time to bring us buffet dinners throughout the school year.”

Augsburg Associates Lunch – Last Chance to Register

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The Augsburg Associates invite you to their Fall Luncheon at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul. The program “Do Not Let My Words Fall to the Ground: Reflections of a Hymn Writer” will be presented by Susan Palo Cherwien, freelance writer and musician. An update from the University will be brought by Heather Riddle, VP Institutional Advancement. RSVP by September 15 online at The Town & Country Club is located at 300 Mississippi River Blvd. N. and the cost of the event is $30. Doors open at 11a.m. and the event starts at 11:30. I hope to see you there!

Speech team meets on Monday

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The Augsburg Speech Team will have a brief organizational meeting next Monday, September 18, from 10:30-11:00 in Foss 175. Contact David Lapakko, Director of Forensics (, if you’re interested but can’t make it. All Augsburg students are welcome–regardless of your previous experience or how much time you have available for the activity.

Cancellation of Sept. 18 Open Forum for VP of Enrollment Management

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The September 18 on-campus interview of the second candidate for the vice president for enrollment management has been cancelled.

President Pribbenow is working with Napier Executive Search, with support from the VP for Enrollment Management Search Committee, to identify additional candidates in the next two weeks to bring to campus at a future date. The consensus is that Augsburg has one strong candidate, and would benefit from bringing at least one other to campus.

Further updates will be provide in A-mail as the search process progresses.

MBC Fall Blood Drive Comng

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Memorial Blood Center will be on campus for our annual fall blood drive on Monday, October 2, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the East Commons in Christensen Center. Please help save lives and consider donating blood. With all of the current needs around the country your donation is much needed. You can signup online at and enter sponsor code 0027 or call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 and we can find a time.

Kings Fair – Saturday, Sept. 16

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Kings Fair, a festival celebrating the Seward neighborhood, will be held this Saturday, September 16th from Noon – 5:00 PM at Matthews Park. This eclectic family-friendly event features a costume pet parade, artwork by local artists, interesting history about the Seward neighborhood, food, live music, and plenty of fun activities organized by local businesses and neighbors.

Kings Fair Website

Win $5000 to study abroad – Gilman Scholarship Information & Workshop

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Are you thinking about study abroad in Spring or Summer 2018? Are you a US Citizen and a Pell Grant eligible student?

If you answered yes to all three, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE for the Gillman Scholarship for Study Abroad! Gilman Scholarship recipients can win up to $5000 or $8000 for a semester abroad program. Generous scholarships are also available for Summer programs.

Learn more about the scholarship and how to submit a strong application at one of the upcoming Gilman Workshops:

MONDAY September 18, 3:00-3:30 pm in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center lower level

TUESDAY September 19, 11:30-12:00 in Oyate Commons, Christensen Center lower level

Gilman Scholarship Applications are DUE ON OCTOBER 3. Get started today and we’ll see you at the workshop. Stop by our office in Oyate Commons if you have any questions before then.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship here

Learn more about Spring Break course in Mexico – pizza provided

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Come learn about the Indigenous Social Activism course going to Chiapas, Mexico on Spring Break!

Wednesday, Sept 20
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
12 to 1 pm

This Info Lunch will be led by Professors Elise Marubbio and Joseph Towle, and the Study Abroad/Away office to provide more information on the program itinerary, coursework, and logistical aspects of study abroad including application, finances, and academic credit.

Study Abroad/Away will provide pizza and beverages.

RSVP for the Info Lunch here

Sabo Connect

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Are you worried about the state of the world?
Do you wish you could make change on some social or public issue?
Are you inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and looking to take action?

The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship is hosting its first ever Sabo Connect, an open house for any Augsburg student interested in learning about different forms of social change, connecting to community and civic engagement efforts, or seeking coaching or advice on how to start. Bring a friend and your ideas, questions, and curiosity. Together we’ll co-create a better world.

Tuesday, September 19
2:00-3:30 p.m.
In the Sabo Center meeting room, Anderson 30, lower level of Anderson Residence Hall.

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