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Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Interested in a paid Summer program? Public Policy and International Affairs Summer institute will be coming to Augsburg to hold an info session on Oct.9th from 3:30-4:30 in Oren Gateway Center room 111.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (U of M, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, hear from top leaders in the field, and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2018 and August 2019. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. Contact URGO at or 612-330-1446 before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more.

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!

A Thank-You from People Serving People

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“Augsburg Faculty and Staff – Thank you very much for thinking of us with your donation of school supplies for the children staying here at People Serving People. People Serving People is a safe, stable place for families in crisis. We help parents get back on track with employment, advocacy, health and life resources services. We make a difference in children’s lives with educational programs for preschoolers through teens.

Donors and volunteers make our work possible. Your donation helps build a supportive environment for children staying at People Serving People. Your donation gives them opportunities to become successful adults and helps break the cycle of poverty.

To learn more, donate or volunteer visit or call 612.277.0246.

Thank you again for your donation.”

Thank you for all you do, Auggies!

Event Announcements

MBC Blood drive – TODAY 10/2

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Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up to donate blood today. A couple reminders — please bring a photo ID to the drive, drink plenty of water and eat good meals before you donate. There are still some spots available so feel free to stop up to the East Commons and see what openings may be left. Don’t forget all donors will receive 2 tickets to the Crayola Experience at Mall of America too. Let’s get 100% of our goal and help save lives! The drive is from 11 – 2:00 pm in East Commons. Questions, call Dianne in the CWC office at 612-330-1707

Aiding in Hurricane Relief

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A group of students and staff members are collecting gently used clothes to sell at the Taste of Augsburg. All proceeds will go to aiding in hurricane relief in both Texas and Florida. There are collection boxes in the StepUP office and in the Campus Ministry Office. If you have questions please feel free to email Owen at or Thenedra at

Seminary & Divinity School Day 2017

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Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Join us for Seminary and Divinity Day on Thursday, October 26.

A group of Auggies will travel to Gustavus Adolphus College on the 26th to gather with students from other colleges and representatives from ~22 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection conversations! The theme for the day is from Psalm 119:125, “I am your Servant, Give me Discernment.”

Whether you’re curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

This event is free, and lunch and transportation to Gustavus Adolphus College will be provided through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:00 am and return around 4:00 pm.

REGISTER BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Friday, October 20.

For more information, visit our website at

Come with us to contemplate how you are stewarding God’s call for you in the world!

Questions? Email

TIAA Retirement Planning Seminar On Campus

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce an information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement

Join us to understand the benefit of time, recognize essential features of retirement investments, and learn how to create or modify your retirement plan. This session is informative to all ages, where ever you might be in the planning stages of your retirement.

When: October 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch, bring a colleague, and take some time to grow toward your financial wellness in retirement!

For questions, contact Nicole at

Morning Chapel

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Join us in the chapel today at 10:40 am for Mindful Monday with Jermaine Nelson – Stress Management for All. Jermaine is a local yoga instructor and health and fitness specialist. In Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

Upcoming Chapel:
Tuesday, October 3 at 11:30am: Reformation Series, Sonja Thompson, University Organist, Martin Luther Hymn Sing.
Wednesday, October 4: Dr. Paul Pribbenow, Augsburg University President, preaching. Riverside Singers, music.
Thursday, October 5 at 11:30 am: National Coming Out Chapel: Marty Wyatt, Program Assistant, Christensen Center for Vocation. Megan Hietal, Vocalist.
Friday, October 6 at 10:40am: The Rev. Steve Delzer, Bishop of Southeastern Minnesota Synod. Musician: Elyse Krautkramer, piano.

More info

Friday Open Coffee and Conversation: Norway Edition

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Coffee and Conversations: Norway Edition
Explore Your Relationship to Social Justice while Studying Abroad in Norway

Friday, October 6
8:30 – 9:30am
Marshall Room, Christensen Center
EVERYONE welcome – students, faculty, staff, advisors, and community members!

Join the study abroad office for coffee and conversation about HECUA’s “The New Norway” program. Come grab a cup of coffee and some refreshments while learning about study abroad in Norway with the HECUA Norway program director, Alex Bielicki.

The HECUA Norway program provides students the opportunity to deeply explore globalization, identity, and the politics surround nationality and immigration. The program is place-based, experiential learning paired an interdisciplinary internship.

Topics we’ll cover:
• HECUA study abroad general Information
• The New Norway themes, projects, and overall outline
• Program internship sites, past student experiences, and potential projects
• General Information about why Norway is a beneficial place for students to study away

Feel free to come with questions and ideas! We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more about the HEUCA Norway program

Students for Racial Justice General Meeting

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Students for Racial Justice will be hosting their first general meeting of the year today from 3 – 4 pm in the Marshall Room! Anyone and everyone is invited to come to meet the leadership team, get excited about upcoming events, learn about leadership opportunities within the organization, give suggestions, and eat snacks! All are welcome!

Link to the facebook event here!

Focused Conversations about Endowment: TOMORROW and Wednesday

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Heather Riddle, vice president for Institutional Advancement, will lead Focused Conversations on Tuesday (tomorrow) and Wednesday. She will discuss how endowments work and how Augsburg is building a case for an endowment campaign.

The Tuesday session also will be available via remote access.

See the All Hands page for remote access and for the full-year Focused Conversations schedule

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