Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

“No Parking” Notice

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In accordance with Minnesota State Statute 169.34, no vehicles may park in the roundabout or crosswalk areas at 21st Ave. S. and 7th St. S. The roundabout is a traffic control device for an intersection, and parking within the roundabout creates an unnecessary safety hazard.

Beginning immediately, any vehicle parked in the roundabout or crosswalk areas will be ticketed, and beginning Monday 11/27/2017 any vehicles parked in the roundabout will be towed immediately. Any questions regarding parking on campus can be sent to

Teaching and Learning

Course Evaluation Process Volunteers Needed

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The course evaluation revision group is looking for faculty willing to pilot a different process for collecting end-of-term data and improving response rates. Faculty will be asked to have evaluations completed during class time, as was previously done with paper forms. If you are able to participate, this effort will allow us to collect comparative data on response rates. We will send specific instructions/guidance in early December. Please send your name to Diane Pike, or Scott Krajewski if you can join this work. Thank you.

Applying for Grad School? Come See URGO

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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) staff is available to provide individualized advising for students and alumni who are applying to graduate school. Applying for graduate school requires planning and involves many details, so wherever you are at in the process – picking schools, studying for the GRE, or writing your personal statements – we encourage you to make an appointment with us at or 612-330-1446. URGO can provide resources and strategies to help you build your list of programs, prep for your GRE, and craft and tailor your application essays to put your best foot forward!

Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Sessions Nov. 28 & 29

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URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @3:30 in the Marshall Room
November 29th @6pm in OGC 100
Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program is also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance.

URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2018 to be eligible.

URGO Summer Research Assistantships
In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact or call 612-330-1446 to set up an appointment.

URGO Research and Travel Grants

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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) offers $1,000 Academic-Year Research Grants to fund 100 hours of student research. Students who are interested in conducting research during the year are encouraged to seek out ongoing faculty research projects that they may join.

URGO also offers Conference Travel Grants of up to $850 for students who have been accepted to present their research at a professional conference.
Both applications can be found on the URGO website. The funds may be used at any time during the academic year, however the grants are given out on a rolling basis, so we recommend interested students apply in the fall.
If you have any questions about these grants, please contact Kirsten O’Brien ( or x1446), Research and Graduate Opportunities Specialist.

Learn to Improvise in 2018

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Jazz Improvisation can sound intimidating, but anyone can take advantage of the time-tested techniques used to spontaneously create musical ideas. This low-pressure improvisation class will benefit anyone who plays an instrument or sings, and will help you improvise in any style of music. Email with any questions!

MUS-242A – Jazz Improvisation I is open for Spring 18 registration now!

General Announcements

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for November

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Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at

MSQ Wants Your Artwork and Literature

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If you’re spending part of your Thanksgiving break doing any creative writing or drawing, be sure to submit your work to the Murphy Square––Augsburg’s literary and visual arts journal.

Submissions close on January 1, and you will definitely want to be a part of the magazine this year! Submit your prose (fiction or creative nonfiction), poetry, and visual art (photography, drawing, painting, etc.) to the link below.

Event Announcements

Mark Your Calendar for December 7: Informational Sleep Seminar

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Are you having problems sleeping, falling asleep, staying asleep or even just want to learn more about how to get a better night’s sleep?

Come join Regions Hospital Sleep Health Center’s Sleep Team and Insomnia physician, James Davig, Ph.D, for an informational seminar.

When: Thursday, December 7, from 12-1 pm
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at

Save the Date: Relaxation Seminar on December 12

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Join fellow Auggies for a guided relaxation training program to help you manage stress, sleep more soundly at night, and approach your day with renewed energy and vitality.

Come relax with Beth Freschi, from a Time for Expression.

When: Tuesday, December 12, from 12-1 pm
Where: OGC 100

For questions, contact Nicole at

Movie Night at the Riverview Theater – Dec. 7

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Take a break from studying or grading and see a drama/comedy about a Norwegian immigrant family in 1910 San Francisco. Only $3 with pre-movie entertainment.

I Remember Mama (1948) is sometimes called a holiday classic.
Thursday, December 7
7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:30
Showing at Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave So, Minneapolis, 55406

Tickets sold at Ingebretsen’s,1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Presented by Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts. For more information, call 612-729-9333

Special Showing at Riverview

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Personalize Your Holiday Parties with Live Music

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There is no better way to warm up your holiday festivities than with holiday music performed by a live band. The Yuletide Tree-O is a group of professional jazz musicians, including Augsburg staff and alumni, that have put together a specialized holiday ensemble that works with any budget for any gathering. Check out the website to hear sample tracks, view the playlist, and contact with questions or booking requests. Mention Augsburg University and get a 15% discount!

Learn more about the Yuletide Tree-O!