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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!

If You Are Writing, You Need the WL

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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.

Mayo Innovation Scholars Program Applications Due Today

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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.

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

General Announcements

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.

The 2017-18 All Hands Schedule is Now Available

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Click the link below — or the “All Hands” button on Inside Augsburg — to access the 2017-18 All Hands schedule (login required).

The schedule outlines expected dates and times for the two annual All Hands meetings, monthly Focused Conversations, the All Hands Planning Summit in May, and updates from the President’s Office and from the Chair of the Board of Regents.

You can use the links on the All Hands page (or on the Inside Augsburg calendar) to sessions to your calendar.

2017-18 All Hands Schedule

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!

Event Announcements

Mark Your Calendars and Submit to the Augsburg Spooky Film Fest

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Feeling haunted by the Halloween spirit? Call your friends and make a short horror film this fall! Augsburg University students are invited to submit their short films with spooky/scary content to be shown in the Augsburg Student Spooky Film Festival hosted by Augsburg Art Club. To submit your film, upload a high-quality version to Google Drive and share the file with and The screening will be held in Sateren Auditorium on Wed. October 25th starting at 6:30pm, and there will be free candy and popcorn available. After the screening, audience members will have a chance to vote for their favorite films and prizes will be awarded to the top three films.

Link to Facebook Event Page

Seeing Things Whole: Transformation Through Social Entrepreneurship

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“Engaging Social Entrepreneurship Through Seeing Things Whole” featuring some great speakers and workshops. This promises to be a very interesting and useful conference. It is a great way to enhance your own professional development and is offered at no cost to Augsburg students, staff, and faculty.

Friday, October 6 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Post-conference session, Sunday, October 8 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Augsburg University, Christensen Center & Foss Center

To learn more and register

To learn more and register


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The Department of Residence Life would like to invite you to FALLFEST located on the Anderson Lawn. Join us on September 28th for a night filled with an 40′ obstacle course, Raisin’ Canes, a caricature artist, and music. Come battle your friends on the Gladiator Joust or just come and socialize over hot coco or apple cider.

Look for the SnapCodes around campus to RSVP!

RSVP here

AugSTEM Fall Workshops (Open to all STEM Majors)

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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.

Join us this Monday!
Sept 25: STEM Study and Research Abroad [Augsburg Abroad]

Upcoming workshops:

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]

2017 Christensen Symposium – Today

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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

September 27, 2017: Hidden Figures Movie Night

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Come watch Hidden Figures with the Unbounded Math Club! The movie will be
accompanied by an introduction to some of the math by one of the
math professors. The movie will start at 6:00PM and will go until approximately 8:45PM. It will be located in Science 123. FREE Mesa pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. Open to all majors. Just bring yourself and a friend!

Today: VA Rep on Campus (Date Change)

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Steve Johanns, from the VA’s VITAL program, will be on campus on Thursday, 21 September . He’ll be in the Vets Lounge, OGC, but there will be other private spaces to use in OGC. Originally, Steve was scheduled for 22 September, but needed to change the date for this week.

The time is the same: 1000-1430.

Future dates are

20 October
17 November
15 December

Flu Shots On Campus 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 Health Fair Wednesday, September 27

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Please join staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling at our annual CWC Health Fair 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).

Study Abroad/Away Returnee Event – Today

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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 snacks! All returnees are welcome!

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

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

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,

Rayuela Festival of Latin American Music

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The Rayuela Festival takes a playful approach to Latin American music and culture. The Festival aims to embrace a wide variety of chamber music repertoire, showcase talented musicians, and provide a platform for Latin American composers.

This year, the festival will consist of two performances in Sateren Auditorium at Augsburg University.

In the first concert of the Rayela Festival 2017, pianist Matthew McCright performs Reinaldo Moya’s cycle for solo piano, The Way North.

The Way North depicts the journey of a Central American migrant through Mexico and their eventual arrival in the United States. The work consists of a series of short vignettes that capture the emotional, physical and psychological tolls that these people make as they make their way north in search of a better life for themselves and their families. A piece full of force, anguish, but also hope and beauty, The Way North is a pianistic tour de force.

In the second concert of the Rayuela Festival, musicians from the Twin Cities come together to perform exciting works by Latin American composers.

Festival Website

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Cello is Still for Sale

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My name is April Johnson and I am a senior here at Augsburg! I am selling an Amati’s Fine Arts Instrument, 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 can be zipped closed. The cello also comes with two 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