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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!

Apply for Mayo Innovations 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.
Posted onSeptember 14, 2017
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Have You Found the Writing Lab This Semester?

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Fall semester is well underway and you likely have some writing assignments. 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.

General Announcements

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!

Study in UK on Winter Break – Apply by September 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!

Short Term Study Abroad/Away – Winter, Spring, and Summer

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The Center for Global Education and Experience is accepting applications for all of the Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer 2018 short-term study abroad programs! Check out these great options, good for any student:

WINTER BREAK 2018 – Apply by September 30!
-Harry Potter to #Brexit: Youth Culture and Social Change in the UK

-Model UN in New York (travels slightly after spring break)
-Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico

-Thailand & Laos: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
-Denmark & Iceland: The Dark Side of the Happy City
-Interfaith Engagement in Palestine & Israel
-Economics & Cultural Change in Greece
-Art Performing Social Change in Puerto Rico
-Music Therapy in China
-Language and Culture in Mexico

Check here for program details and application information

Get Your Flu Shots, September 25

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The Minnesota Visiting Nurse Association will be on campus administering flu shots in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office (first floor Anderson Res Hall) on Monday 9/25/17 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 with cash or check. Please be sure to bring your insurance card if you want your insurance to be billed. Another clinic will be held Thursday 10/26 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Event Announcements

STEM Student Panel Today

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Mondays, 12:30 – 1:40 PM or 3:10 – 4:20 PM

Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Similar content will be presented in each time period (12:30 or 3:10).
Pick whichever time works best for you.
Workshops are open to all interested students.


Monday, Sept 18
STEM Augsburg Experiences: Current STEM Students discuss approaches to fulfilling their Augsburg Experience requirement

12:30 Panelists: Taneasha Muonio (Biopsychology), Anthony Jenks (Chemistry), Hannah Bowlby (Biology), Carli Kirchoff (Mathematics)

3:10 Panelists: Derek King (Biopsychology), Hamdi Adam (Biology), Lewis Istok (Mathematics & Education), Devin Timaul (Computer Science)

Upcoming workshops:

Monday, Sept 25 STEM Study and Research Abroad [Augsburg Abroad]
Monday, Oct 9 Creating Effective LinkedIn Profiles & Advanced LinkedIn Search Tips [Augsburg Career & Internship Services]
Monday, Oct 23 Identifying Graduate Opportunities [URGO]
Monday, Oct 30 Crafting Compelling Personal Statements [URGO]

Study Abroad/Away Returnee Event – Thursday, September 21

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Have you recently returned from study abroad/away? Join us for an informal gathering with other returnees to share your stories, reflections, and have some pizza! All returnees are welcome!

Thursday, September 21
4-6 pm in Oyate Commons, lower level of Christensen Center

We will have pizza and beverages for all. If you have any questions, contact Andrea Dvorak, or Maren Stoddard Mack,

Win $5,000 to Study Abroad – Gilman Scholarship Information and 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.

Event Announcements

Learn 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

Hear Bishop Eaton’s Address at the 2017 Christensen Symposium

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Join us on Thursday, September 21 as we welcome ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton for the 2017 Christensen Symposium!

Morning Event: Christensen Symposium Address by Bishop Eaton
Interfaith Friendships: How Difference Can Bring Us Together
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Augsburg is hosting a series of events this fall. As the first event in this series, Bishop Eaton’s address, “Interfaith Friendships: How Difference Can Bring Us Together,” will explore Lutheran identity and the ongoing Reformation in the 21st century.

Afternoon Event: #DecolonizeLutheranism Community Panel with Bishop Eaton
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
The #DecolonizeLutheranism grassroots movement challenges long-held patterns of white power and privilege in the ELCA and exclusivity associated with stereotypes regarding what it means to be Lutheran.

The topic for Bishop Eaton’s address and the focus of the panel conversation speak to the rich and increasing diversity of the Augsburg community; the priorities reflected in Augsburg’s mission, vision, and values; the urban and global contexts that shape Augsburg’s vocation; and Augsburg’s deep grounding in, and vibrant relationship with, the Lutheran Church. Join us for this day of challenging conversations as together we envision what it means to be neighbor in a richly diverse world.

Questions? Email

We hope to see you there!

Please Note:
We regret this event was scheduled on Rosh Hashanah. Prayers for God’s blessings on Jewish people throughout the world during their high holy days.

These sessions will be audio recorded. If you would like to be alerted as soon as the audio is available, please email

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton to speak at 2017 Christensen Symposium

Give to the Max Day 2017: A Great Way to Fundraise

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Does your department, program, student organization, or athletic team have a fundraising initiative to promote? Try participating in Give to the Max Day, and annual day of giving on November 16th.

Last year Augsburg raised $208,000 dollars for more than 30 teams, programs, and organizations. Give to the Max Day is a great way to market your fundraising campaign to a large audience.

If you are interested, please attend Institutional Advancement’s informational session on Monday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m. for coffee or 12 p.m. for lunch in OGC 100.

For more information about Give to the Max Day, or to RSVP for the session, please contact Chris Bogen ’09,

Sabo Connect – Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m.

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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?
Were 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.

Be a Vendor at Taste of Augsburg – Raise Money for Student Groups

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Calling all student organizations and departments!

Save the Date for Homecoming’s Taste of Augsburg event on Saturday, October 14 from 11-1:30 pm.
Taste of Augsburg is our own version of the State Fair where booths sell food and play games in effort to raise some money while having fun and taking part in Homecoming traditions! To apply for a booth, follow the link in this post to the google form and complete by booth registration deadline of September 29, 2017.
Back by popular demand–seed money for Student Organizations. Contact the Alumni office to learn more or apply . Note, this application is in addition to the booth registration form.
Questions? Contact Katie Code at

Vendor Registration Form

Keeping Track of Auggies

Andrea Dvorak: CGEE Presenter at IES Abroad Conference

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Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Off-campus Study, will be presenting on Sustainability and Study Abroad at the IES Conference in Chicago next month.

More and more participants, schools, and providers are seeking to incorporate the importance of sustainability as a focus or at least an aspect of study for students on international programs in today’s world. Efforts to develop sustainable practices in the study abroad field will be discussed, as well as the development and implementation of sustainable practices at Augsburg’s CGEE Study Centers in Latin America and Namibia, and at the IES sustainability program in Freiburg.

View related article co-authors by Andrea Dvorak, Nancy Fischer, Lars Christianson and Joe Underhill published in 2015 in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.

A Necessary Partnership: Study Abroad and Sustainability in Higher Education


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