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Pre-Pharmacy Advising

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Dr. S. Bruce Benson, Associate Director of Professional Relations at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, brings his extensive experience as a pre-pharmacy advisor to Augsburg students. He currently supervises a mentoring course for first professional year pharmacy students and serves on the advisory committee for the state of Minnesota’s Health Professional Services Program. For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at

Tuesday, November 14
1-4 pm
Chemistry suite (3rd floor Science)

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Ethics

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The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2018 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 4-5 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational session on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.
Interested applicants should apply to job posting 87872BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website ( ) by January 12, 2018.
Candidates must attach the following to the online application:
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors
For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

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The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year, 2018-2019 academic year, post-baccalaureate research experience in empirical biomedical ethics as part of the Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP). GREP is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate or medical school and must receive their bachelor’s degree before the position starts.
Interested applicants should email the following materials to by March 16, 2018.
1. Cover letter describing your careers goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those plans
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors. Letters should be sent directly to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director, by the recommender.

For further information, please contact Catherina Kipper at

General Announcements

Free Pizza and Community Service Hours with Minnesota Urban Debate League

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is searching for debate judges for high school debate tournaments this fall. Judges will watch high school debate rounds and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. The judge picks a winner, assigns speaking points to individual students, and provides written feedback on their decision. No experience? No worries. We will train you. Judges will also enjoy free pizza at this great service learning opportunity!

The remaining core debate tournaments will happen at these dates and locations:

November 10th-11th: Highland Park Senior High School
November 18th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
December 8th-9th: The UDL Championship (Location TBD)

We are happy to have judges for any single tournament or multiple tournaments.
For more information, email MNUDL at or call (612)-330-1730.

Benefits Open Enrollment: Happening Now

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Benefits open enrollment time is here again. This year open enrollment will be from November 6th-17th.

Benefit Information Sessions:

· November 8 at 8:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 10* at 2:30 pm (Oren Gateway Center, Room 100)
· November 14 at 10:00 am (East Commons, Christensen Center)
· November 16 at 4:00 pm (East Commons, Christensen Center)

*We will be recording the November 10th session and making it available for those unable to attend a session in person. Access to the 2018 recorded version will be provided once posted.

Check you email from 10/31 for additional details including an overview of what’s new in 2018, benefits plan information, and instructions for filling out the online enrollment form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Peterlin at or at 612.330.1602.

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

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Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity that could be life-changing for you!

Apply for the 2018 Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit
Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are three main sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from supporting community organizing to youth development to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.
Current students from all majors and faith backgrounds are welcome to apply

Priority deadline for applications due Nov. 9. Following that date, applications will be accepted until Nov. 17 on a rolling basis.

For more information and to apply, visit

2017-18 Vocation Internship Opportunity

Short-term study abroad: Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice

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Diversity and Inequality in Global Professional Practice
April 30 – May 13, 2018

Program Description: This program explores diversity and social inequality as a prerequisite to professional social work practice in a global context – specifically, in the context of Southeast Asia and Hmong culture. A critical dimension of professional practice is competence in work with diverse populations. Learning in this course is meant to complement learning in other social work supporting and foundation courses.

A large part of student learning in this course occurs through self-exploration, since knowledge of self is critical to professional social work practice. In pre travel meetings, students use readings, experiential exercises, dialogue, and assignments to deepen awareness of themselves as members of social groups. Students also learn about others’ social identities through course assignments, exercises and dialogue – completed both prior to and following travel to Thailand and Laos. Finally, the course provides an opportunity to improve communication with others through regular dialogue practice.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018 (please link below). For additional information, please email Professor Bibiana Koh (

Announcing Spring Musical, Seeking Student Directors and Stage Managers

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The Augsburg University Music-Theatre Club will be presenting a fully student run Spring Musical, performance dates to be the end of March, 2018. The production will be “The Drowsy Chaperone”, music by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, text by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Any student interested in the role of student director, stage manager, or assistant stage manager, please contact Kandra Rudelius-Palmer
( or Briana Ekstrom ( for more information.
For any and all students interested in auditioning or being involved in tech or pit orchestra, we are very excited to work with you to create our first production. More information about auditions, rehearsals, and performances to come in the next few weeks.

The Music-Theatre Club

Super Bowl Needs Workers

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MainGate Inc. an event retail and merchandising based out of Indianapolis. They are handling all in-stadium retail operations for Super Bowl 52 on February 4th and are looking for workers to help run our stands throughout the game. They are looking to fill 100+ spots and I would love to offer these positions to students in the Minneapolis area as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Due to constraints with the NFL credentialing process we must get these spots filled before December 1st. Please click on the following link to apply:

Event Announcements

Are you a student interested in being a part of Advent Vespers?

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Be a part of one of the biggest celebrations at Augsburg! Each December, Augsburg students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends celebrate Advent at Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis with word and song. Students can join the Liturgical Team and carry bells, candle, banner or torch as part of the Gospel Processional (if not already in the choir or orchestra).

Advent Vespers is the first Friday and Saturday in December, with services on Friday at 5pm and 8pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 5pm. Practices are on Tuesday at 4:30 pm and Thursday at 6:45 pm. Transportation for the liturgical team is provided between Augsburg campus and Central Lutheran Church, as well as some meals and snacks. Many past participants have commented on how meaningful their participation in Advent Vespers is – that they feel a true sense of the Auggie spirit.

Be a part of this fun and moving experience! For more information, stop by Campus Ministries in Foss 104 or contact Janice Dames at

Augsburg Hockey & PA Studies Stuffed Animal Toss Nov 10 & 11

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Join the Augsburg Men’s and Women’s hockey teams and the Physician Assistant Studies program for their Animals for Smiles event! This is a stuffed animal toss benefiting Children’s Minnesota in appreciation for hosting PA students during their clinical rotations. Animals will be given out to Children’s patients. The toss will take place during both home hockey games against Bethel University on November 10th and 11th at 7:00 pm. Stuffed animals will be tossed onto the ice following the first period. Please bring a new stuffed animal, preferably wrapped or bagged so it will stay clean during the toss.

Bone Marrow Registry Drive – TODAY

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In partnership with Delete Blood Cancer and the There Goes my Hero Foundation Augsburg will be holding a bone marrow registry drive in the Christensen Center on Wednesday November 8th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. It only takes five minutes of your time. A simple cheek swab registers you to become a donor in which time you could save a life. There is a huge need for donors. Six out of ten patients do not have a match so they will not receive the lifesaving transplant they need. You have the power to heal! Matches are very difficult to find because patients need donors who are a genetic match. If you are a match for a patient in need the national registry will contact you and ask if you would be willing to either through a blood donation or a marrow donation. Your participation in this drive could save a life.

Last Chance for On Campus Flu Shots

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If you did not get your flu shot yet or missed the earlier MVNA flu shot clinics you still have one more opportunity to get the flu shot on campus.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 Tuesday 11/14/17 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Most insurances are accepted or you can pay $38 cash or check. Please be sure to bring your insurance card if you want your insurance to be billed. Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707. Students with no insurance or needing financial assistance to get a flu shot, please contact the CWC office for information.

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