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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.


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!

Study in Mexico on Spring Break

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Spend your spring break in Mexico and earn 4 credits!!!

On the spring break program, Indigenous Social Activism in Chiapas, Mexico, you will meet with and learn about various Indigenous people’s approaches to social activism, learn about Indigenous cosmology and spirituality, Indigenous sovereignty or autonomy, and Indigenous cooperative/businesses and educational systems.

You can choose one 4-credit course to take on this program:
AIS 305 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 – Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 – Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement!

APPLICATIONS are DUE NOVEMBER 1. 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!

It’s Time to Visit the Writing Lab

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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.

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

Free Immigration Attorney on Campus

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An Immigration Attorney, John Keller, from the Immigration Law Center will be at on campus today, Wednesday, September 20th from 10:10AM-11:00AM in the Augsburg Room of the Christensen Center. He will speak to students about DACA and any questions related to the subject.

This session is free and available to all students. Please spread the word!

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!

Curious about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA?

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Have you thought about Study Abroad or Study Away in the USA? Attend one of our daily drop-in Info Sessions to hear about the basics and how you can get started. We cover picking a program, finances, academic credit, and more.

Come to the Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, for a 20-minute Info Session:
Mondays at 10:40 am
Tuesdays at 2:15 pm
Wednesdays at 10:40 am
Thursdays at 3:40 pm
Fridays at 1:45 pm

Check here for more info about Study Abroad/Away

Commons Cafe Extended Hours

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Because you asked for it, the Commons will be open earlier for breakfast, hot lunch served longer, and dinner served later.
The Commons is open from 7:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45 – 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Light Lunch: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Note that the 8 p.m. closing time is a one-month pilot program for the month of September. If dining from 7 – 8 p.m. proves to be a popular option, we will be able to stay open until 8 p.m. on a permanent basis.

Event Announcements

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
4-6pm 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,

Today: 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

Ralph Sulerud Memorial Service

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A memorial service for Ralph Sulerud, who died on May 7th of this year, will be held in Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center on Tuesday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. He taught biology and genetics in the Biology Department from 1964 to 1994, chairing the department twice. All are welcome to attend the service and stay for refreshments.

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Flu Shots on Monday, 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.

CWC Annual Health Fair, September 27

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Please join staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling at our annual CWC Health Fair – Catch the Wellness Wave on Wednesday 9/27/17 from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Over 30 community partners will be in the Quad to share information and resources about health and mental health issues. There will be free chair massages, food, dogs and more. Please stop by the Quad (or East Commons if rain).

Mark Your Calendars for the Fall 2017 All Hands Meeting, September 27

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The Fall 2017 All Hands meeting for Augsburg faculty, staff, and students, is next Wednesday, September 27, at 10:40 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

Remote access will be provided for the meeting; the link will be added to the All Hands page next week.

For the full 2017-18 All Hands schedule, click the All Hands button on Inside Augsburg. You can use the links on that page (or on the Inside Augsburg calendar) to add future sessions to your schedule.

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Give to the Max Day 2017

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Augsburg University is again participating in GiveMN’s annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 16th. Last year, 30+ projects raised $208,000 in funding thanks to donations made through the Give to the Max website.

If your academic department, athletic team, or student organization has a cause that needs funding, Give to the Max is an excellent way to raise support. Over the last four years Augsburg has raised $1.2 million and led the donation leaderboard for Colleges and Universities.

To learn more, join us for an information session on Monday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m. for coffee or 12 p.m. for lunch in OGC 100.

For more information and to RSVP for the session, please contact Chris Bogen ’09,

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