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Apply for Off-campus Summer Research – workshop 1/15

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Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

See URGO’s website to find hundreds of off-campus research opportunities:

URGO will be hosting a workshop January 15th where students will receive one on one advising and feedback on their applications. Students are encouraged to send their application essays to prior to the workshop to make the most of the time.

Off-Campus Research Application Workshop
Monday, January 15th (no classes)
3-5pm in SVE 205
Pizza will be provided.

If you cannot make it to the workshop, please contact URGO at 612-330-1446 or to make an individual appointment.

URGO off-campus research page

Get paid to learn this summer. URGO App Available

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Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2018 summer research are now available on the URGO website at All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 14th – July 27th.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty now to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Register Your Spring Internships by January 22nd

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The last day to register your spring internship or Augsburg Experience internship is January 22nd. Internship registration requires filling out 2 forms (an online form and a paper form.) You can access forms and instructions on our Internship Registration Guide.

Contact Emily Reinert at with questions.

Internship Registration Guide

Skills of Music Theater – Seats Available

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Seats are still available for Skills of Music Theater, a team-taught performance class taught led by Theater professor Darcey Engen, and Music professor Sonja Thompson. The course is offered this spring 2018, and will not be offered again until 2020. Activities include group and individual scene work, improvisation and technical training in singing, acting and movement, culminating in a public showing. The class will also see, discuss and review local professional productions happening in the twin cities. Contact Darcey Engen ( or Sonja Thompson ( for more information.

Paid fellowship for trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2018 trip will take place on April 24th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at or 612-330-1446.

– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– At least a sophomore and cannot be graduating before Spring 2019
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Sons of Norway calls for 2018 Scholarship Applicants

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The Sons of Norway Foundation awards 25 scholarships to promising students each year. The programs promote cultural exchange and support higher education to help students follow their dreams. For information about the various scholarships funds available and how to apply, visit their website. Application deadline is January 15 for most scholarships.

Sons of Norway Scholarships

General Announcements

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship: application deadline Friday, Jan. 19

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Students can now apply for the 2017-18 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2018, in the following areas:
**Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
**Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

Deadline for application: Friday, January 19, 2017.

More information about the scholarship, along with links to the application packets, can be found at the NASA Scholarship Information. If you need this information in alternative form, please contact STEM programs at

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at

NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

LSAMP NSS Funding Opportunities for Underrepresented Students in STEM

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Are you an underrepresented student pursuing a degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? If so, you might be eligible to participate in LSAMP North Star STEM (NSS). Augsburg’s LSAMP NSS program is designed to help STEM students succeed through peer mentoring, workshops, research opportunities, industry visits, and conference travel. LSAMP NSS funding opportunities include:

-Professional development stipends (up to $500) for participation in LSAMP NSS programming
-Travel funding for professional STEM conferences (including airfare and lodging)
-Academic year or summer research funding (contingent on mentor match)

STEM majors at Augsburg: biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, physics

LSAMP NSS eligibility:
-Full-time student pursuing a STEM major.
-US citizen or permanent resident.
-Underrepresented in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This includes being Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native or Pacific Islander.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the NSF to support underrepresented students pursuing a STEM degree. Minnesota’s LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance and includes 17 colleges, universities and community organizations.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact us at or complete the following application:

Please note that funding through NSF requires citizenship or permanent residence, but all students are welcome to participate in programming.

North Star STEM Application

Your voice matters I’m ready to listen to you. Get to know ADSG Senator Cody Thompson

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Hello Auggies!

I hope you all are enjoying your last days of Winter break as am I! My name is Cody Thompson and I am a student at Augsburg. I am also a Senator on the Augsburg Day Student Government.

I am currently conducting a Augsburg Student Experience Survey. Not only do I want to learn more about your experience at Augsburg, but I want to know how I can best support you as one of your peers. There are so many opportunities to get involved here at Augsburg and I would love to share that with you!

I am here to listen to you and support you to the best of my ability. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, and concerns in regards to your experience at Augsburg.

I can’t wait to meet you and get to know you! You can either contact me via my email ( or my cell phone (612-469-5174). I am open to chatting via social media, text, phone, or setting up a meeting time to meet in person. Whatever works best for you!! Thank you for your time!

Enjoy today & stay warm!!

Campus Cupboard Hours

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Hello people of Augsburg!

Here are Campus Cupboard’s hours this week:
Monday- 10:30am-12pm
Tuesday- 9am-3pm
Wednesday- 12:30pm-1:45pm
Thursday- 11:30am-3pm
Friday- 12pm-1:45pm

Please stop in to check out food items, clothing, and personal hygiene products!

We are accepting donations. Donations can be dropped off at the bin at Einstein’s, at the Welcome Desk, at Campus Ministry, or at the Campus Cupboard table during our open hours.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you!

Campus Cupboard Website

Event Announcements

New Year, New Financial Goals: Meet with a TIAA advisor now

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Start January 2018 off on the right financial foot! Take advantage of this on-campus opportunity to discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals, where ever you might be in your retirement planning.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also schedule an appointment online using the link below:

Available dates and times:

Tuesday, January 23 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, January 24 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, January 25 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at

Welcome Back – Paws for Learning

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Start your spring semester first day back with a visit with our friends from Paws for Learning. The dogs will once again be in the Center for Wellness and Counseling office every Monday (starting TODAY) from 10:30 – 11:30 am. The CWC office is located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Please feel free to stop by and say hi! Questions, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Keeping Track of Auggies

5 Auggies Receive Job Offers with U.S. Bank

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Congratulations to the following students on receiving offers for full-time employment upon graduation at U.S. Bank. All of these students completed summer 2017 internships with U.S. Bank prior to receiving their job offers. Way to go Auggies!

• Garrett Galarneau – mathematics major
• Evan Hesse – management major
• Bob Laskowski – computer science and mathematics major
• Elizabeth Stolis – management major
• Kevin Tran – communication studies and marketing major

If you’ve received a job offer the Strommen Center would love to hear about it! Email the good news to


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