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Teaching and Learning

Faculty: How URGO Can Support Your Research

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URGO’s summer research program is designed to both enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.

Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise.

While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship, for example, is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.

To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website:

Phase 1 of summer research applications are due February 1st, with complete proposals due February 22nd.

Get Paid to Learn This Summer

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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!

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

General Announcements

Career Hours Quick Stop

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Do you have a quick question about your resume? Registering an internship? Deciding on a major? Finding or applying for any opportunity? Stop in for a 15 minute drop-in appointment (no need to schedule) at Strommen Career & Internship Services (located in Christensen across from Einstein’s).
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Strommen Center for Meaningful Work

Staff Length of Service Awards—Check list

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Thursday, March 8th Augsburg staff who celebrated a work anniversary of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years from 3/1/17 through 2/28/18 will be recognized at the Staff Appreciation Event from 2-4 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel. All staff are invited to join us in celebrating these milestones as well as the nominees for the Outstanding Staff Awards.

If anyone on this list has corrections or if you feel you should be included, please email


5–Lueth, Erica
5–Massich, Bryan
5–Riddle, Heather
5–Denbel, Birhane
5–Fulford, Shonna
5–O’Brien, Kirsten
5–Lindahl, Laura
5–Mann, Joseph
5–Grauer, Jeffrey
10–Ridgle, David
10–Strom, Eric
10–Custer, Caren
10–Moulsoff, James
10–Scott, Douglas
10–Truax, Martha
10–Fox Wassink, Sheila
10–Isahaq, Kasidy
10–Simon, Jennifer
10–Hamilton, David
10–Richardson Blackwell, Kelsey
10–Erdman, Amanda
10–Morales, Janet
10–Collen, Jodi
10–Shropshire, Lucas
10–Bereda, Eleni
10–Jarsso, Petrose
10–Kampf, Carole
10–Bekuto, Feyissa
10–Sedoro, Mulugeta
10–Dida, Khadija
15–Johnson, Judith
15–Salmeri, Patrice
15–Gonzales, John
20–Hogan, Karen
20–Benson, Avis
20–Stoner Jr, Donald
20–Asmussen, Kevin
20–Green, Michael
20–Mata, Roberto
20–Madigan, Arlen
25–Tilton, Sandra
25–Peterson, Robert
30–Sticha, Cheryl
30–Lester, Mark

Thank you,
Staff Senate 2017-18

Last Day to Apply for Midco Scholars

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Augsburg University and Midcontinent Communications (Midco) have recently formed a partnership which will provide opportunities for underrepresented students to earn a scholarship, explore a career in business/IT, and gain relevant work experience.

This semester, up to 4 students will be selected for the honor of becoming the first cohort of Midco Scholars. Each Scholar will have a $2,500 scholarship applied to their student account and will also have the opportunity to apply for a full-time Summer 2018 internship with Midco either in their Sioux Falls, SD or Edina, MN offices. (Internships will more likely take place in Sioux Falls, so applicants should be available to live in Sioux Falls for the summer – housing is available).

Ideal candidates for the Midco Scholars Program will:

-Be a Junior in good standing at Augsburg (anticipated graduation in Dec 2018 or May 2019)
-Have a major or minor in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Data Analytics or other business related fields
-Be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of a summer internship and provide documents to verify work authorization

Underrepresented students, including students of color, low-income (Pell Grant eligible/Dream Grant eligible), and/or first generation college students are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested students should review the following link for more information and to apply:

Applications are due today, Monday, January 29th. Any questions please contact Janet Morales ( or 612-330-1792)

Denmark & Iceland: Summer study abroad program

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Study abroad for two weeks in summer 2018:

Courses: ENL 270 or ENL 395, AND SOC 111/URB 111, or SOC 295/URB 295 The program also fulfills Augsburg Experience

In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about two amazing cities: Reykjavik and Copenhagen and earn 8 credits at the same time! This two-course Augsburg Abroad experience explores the relationship between city and text; it is an interdisciplinary celebration of cities, with Reykjavik and Copenhagen and their environs as the sites of the celebration. Students will access the artistic heart of the city by immersing themselves in the real-life locations of Hamlet, Copenhagen Noir, and major films. Simultaneously, they will tour Copenhagen (often via bike and public transport) to learn why it is a mecca of urban sustainability and livability with some of the most inspired public spaces in the world. The program will also include a one-night stopover in Iceland, where students can explore Icelandic community life, explore its Viking history and storytelling (sagas).

Applications are due on January 31.

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants can apply their summer funds to this program!

Email, or come and talk to the Study Abroad/Away Office for more details! We are located in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center.

Check here for program details and application information

Bottled water alternatives for visitors

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It’s almost Feb. 1! Are you ready for the next phase of our bottled water policy?

If you regularly provide campus visitors with bottled water, consider using/adapting the following language to alert visitors of this change before they come to campus:

Augsburg University is phasing out bottled water on campus in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and support the provision of water as a human right and not a commodity. While on campus, you will have access to clean Minneapolis tap water. If you are not able to bring your own water bottle to campus, please let us know if we can provide you with a glass/cup to use and return or with a reusable water bottle to use and keep. We appreciate your support as we #LoveLocalWater together!

The student Environmental Action Committee may have funds to support your efforts!

Learn more!

Valleyfair Auditions at Augsburg

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Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium
Wednesday, February 7th 2018

Please send an email to to sign up for an audition slot

If you would like to be considered for multiple positions, please specify in your email.

If you cannot attend the auditions, video submissions will be considered! Please send headshot, resume and audition video submission to

Check out the short Video for more information about working in the Entertainment Department at Valleyfair Amusement Park!

Justine Bergevin
Entertainment Manager
Valleyfair Amusement Park

College Possible is Accepting Applications

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College Possible supports low-income students with college success through 1:1 coaching on academics, financial aid, and personal development. Our hope is that students apply as soon as possible so that they will be ready to go for the semester.

Students interested in applying must be Pell grant or Dream Act eligible. In order to apply, they can use the attached link and drop by the College Possible desk (located on the 2nd floor of the Lindell library) to fill out release forms. The application process will only take around 10 minutes!

Let me know if you or any interested students have any questions.

College Possible Applications

Campus Cupboard Hours

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Campus Cuoboard is open for all students! Come in to check out what grocery items we have stocked. Here are the hours for this week:

Monday- 10:30am-11:30am and 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday- 9am-1:30pm
Wednesday- 9:30am-11am and 12:30pm-3pm
Thursday- 1pm-3pm
Friday- 9:30am-12:30pm

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at with questions or comments.

Have a great week!

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

Event Announcements

Yoga @ Augsburg

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Good Morning! I will be teaching yoga at Augsburg this semester. Please join us on Wednesdays from 12:15 pm- 1:00 pm in the Racquetball Court (Si-Melby 130). This class will take place every Wednesday until the end of the semester.
We will practice flowing breath to movement, staying in the present moment, and challenging our bodies through different poses during this 45 minute yoga practice. Mats will be available if you do not have your own mat. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and any others part of the Augsburg community. Please e-mail me if you have any questions at

Depression Screening Day 1/31

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Students are you worried, sad, stressed? Stop by Christensen Center on Monday 1/29 between 10 – 12 for information on the Center for Wellness and Counseling walk-in Depression Screening Day on Wednesday 1/31. There will be information on anxiety and depression and the screening day as well as our friends from Paws for Learning (at 10:30). Questions – call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Study Abroad & Away Fair – Feb 16

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Come learn about hundreds of off-campus study programs available to Auggies! Programs are around the world as well as the USA, and range in length from 8 days to a whole year. There is something to fit each student!

Grab some refreshments, pick up program brochures, ask questions, and discover global opportunities that are perfect for you! Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing, too! Join us:

Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00 – 2:30, Christensen Center

Get more details about the Study Abroad/Away Fair

Auggies Networking Experience – Explore. Experience. Evolve.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Foss Center (FREE and open to all majors and students, & alumni)

Food, beverages and free headshots provided.

Spend an evening networking with students and alumni from various industries. This is a great opportunity to practice networking skills with alumni as they share their career insights and stories with students. Alumni are also able to reconnect with their peers. Attending events like this will benefit you by building relationships that can help you professionally now and in the future.

New this Year – Mock Interviews offered during the event! Please signup by emailing your name, major, career interest, and year to You will then be assigned a time for a 10-15 minute interview with an alumni. Space is limited with only 12 spots available on a first to email first serve basis.

For those alumni who want more time to network with their peers, we welcome you to gather at the Republic at Seven Corners after the event.

Alumni (even if employed by Augsburg) please register at:


Students click on the Join Event button in Handshake to register.


Focused Conversations: Tomorrow and Wednesday

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The Focused Conversations on diversity are tomorrow and Wednesday. The sessions will features guest speaker Eve Fine, an associate scientist at the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committee Chairs.” Fine will present her findings from the Augsburg University Fall 2017 Faculty Hiring Review Project.

Tuesday’s session is at 2 p.m. and will be livestreamed. Wednesday’s session is at 11 a.m. Both sessions are in Oren 100.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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