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Faculty Research, Course Design, and International Travel Grants Available – Apply Today

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The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Academic Affairs would like to remind you that over $45,000 has been budgeted to support faculty scholarship, course design, and collaboration with our international partners. Please visit the CTL website for further information and application forms.
Scholarship Grants – February 15, 2015
Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants – February 15, 2018
Integrated Course Design Working Group– February 15, 2018

General Announcements

Augsburg Hosts Native Youth Day Today

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Augsburg University Admissions and American Indian Student Services Offices host Native Youth Day today, February 2nd, on campus. We will have approximately 250 American Indian Youth on campus where they will have the opportunity to meet/hear from President Pribbenow, current Augsburg Native students through a panel, take a campus tour and learn more about Augsburg and have a meal in the commons area before departing back to their schools in the afternoon. If you see the groups around campus, please greet them, stop them and introduce yourselves and welcome them to campus.

Wopila tanka/Many thanks in advance to President Pribbenow, the Admissions Office staff, A’viands, Event and Conference Planning staff, Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA) and others who continue to make this annual event possible.

Budget Managers: Come to a Kick-off of Budget Season

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Budget season is here! Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the two Budget Kick-off meetings, to be held on Tuesday, February 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in OGC 100 and Thursday, February 8 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in OGC 100.

Budget packets, including operating budget templates, instructions, and priorities will be sent to you by Monday, February 5. This year you will be preparing a two-year operating expense budget (for FY19 and FY20), as part of Augsburg’s Strategic Initiative #5 – to improve financial management at all levels of the organization, strengthening practices of multi-year budget planning, strategic prioritization of resources, forecasting and modeling. The kick-off meeting will explain the new process and answer your questions.

After you turn in your two-year individual cost center budgets (due on February 26), they will be rolled up and given to the appropriate Vice President or Provost for their review and approval.

If you have any questions, comments or would like additional information, please contact Tom Carroll at x1352 or

Alternative Spring Break 2018

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Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 10th – 17th, Augsburg students will be traveling to Texas to work with Habitat for Humanity of Laredo-Webb County. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build community!

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms will open on January 8th and close on February 2nd.
Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sophie Warnberg at

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Summer 2018 Job Opportunity

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Looking for a memorable job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Mentor!

We are looking for SEVEN current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (AYTI).

The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An AYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete ~22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of July 7-13, 2018.

Interested in applying? Visit the Human Resources employment web page.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at
Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and Theology and Public Leadership

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

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This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). It will take place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the University of St. Thomas. The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule go to or contact Professor Matt Maruggi at

Augsburg Registration: Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy

Apply for 2018-2019 Public Leadership Scholars Programs

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Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s 3 Public Leadership Scholar Programs:Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn 4 upper division semester credits in the Religion or Political Science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

APPLYING: The application for all three programs is available online through Sabo or CCV website, listed below.
Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is Monday, February 19th, 2018

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

ACR Homes Tabling Today: Internships/Part-time Jobs

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE… ACR Homes has been voted ”No. 1 WORKPLACE IN MN” twice and has amazing opportunities working with people who have disabilities for current students and soon to be graduates looking for a rewarding and flexible job, meaningful Internship, or a life changing career. Opportunities are available to start now, this Summer, after Graduation, or next Fall. Stop by the Christensen Center Friday (2/2) between 9a-1p to learn more or contact Phil Baumgarn at 651-294-4727 or

TODAY Lunch celebration- Soup for You

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Come and celebrate Soup for You Cafe at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2511 Franklin Avenue from 11am-1pm on Friday, February 2nd. Almost 3 years and going strong. ~41,000 bowls of soup served. There will be food, music, art and lots of love. Join the community celebration. Music by: Ray Makeever and The Good Neighbors with special guests Siama Matuzungundi and Dallas Johnson. Ukuleles, violins, mandolins, flooglehorns.

Final Week to Apply to College Possible

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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!

The deadline to apply is February 2nd at 5pm.

College Possible Application

Free Counseling Available for Students

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Auggies just a reminder that as a current enrolled Augsburg student you can get up to TEN FREE counseling sessions to meet with a counselor at the Center for Wellness and Counseling office located on the first floor of the Anderson Res Hall. If you are looking for a safe, confidential space to talk to a counselor about depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, grief and more, please call the CWC office at 612-330-1707 to schedule an appointment.

Center for Wellness & Counseling

Mexico: Summer study abroad program

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Earn language, Art, Keystone, or Internship credit in Mexico this summer:

CGEE in Mexico offers five 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to five courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.

Spanish language courses at all levels beginning to advanced, as well as specialized Spanish courses in Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals can be combined with internships in those fields to create a truly customized summer experience.

The summer is organized into five blocks, you may take anywhere from one to five blocks. Students who wish to take an internship must enroll for at least two blocks:
Block I: May 2-27
Block II: May 23-June 17 (KEY 490 offered only during Block II)
Block III: June 13-July 8
Block IV: July 5-29
Block V: July 25-August 19

Applications are due March 15, 2018

Scholarships are available!

Students eligible for Summer Pell Grants, may apply the summer grant funds to this program if they attend at least two Blocks.

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, scholarship info, and application

Event Announcements

Looking for an internship or full-time job?

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For the 42nd year, Minnesota’s Private Colleges will host the annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Tuesday, February 27 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

Why attend the fair?
Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
Chat with more than 270 employers – all under one roof!
Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.

Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!
Learn more about the fair and who will be attending:

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake


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

Keeping Track of Auggies

Congratulations Alana Goodson: Gilman Scholarship Awardee

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The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Alana Goodson from Augsburg University is one of only two undergraduate students in Minnesota selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad this summer 2018. Alana is a freshman majoring in Biology. She will be studying this summer with the International Partners in Service Learning program in Cusco, Peru.

Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad or internship program. The Gilman scholarship supports American undergraduate students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and, since 2001, has enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of diverse backgrounds to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The program has successfully broadened U.S. participation in study abroad, while emphasizing countries and regions where fewer Americans traditionally study. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Since 2008, fifty two Augsburg students have received Gilman scholarships, totaling $206,000.

If you receive a Pell Grant and are a US Citizen, please consider applying! Check out our upcoming workshops to learn the keys to winning this scholarship!

Thursday Feb 8
10:30-11:30 am – In-Depth Session
Cedar room

Wednesday Feb 21
10:30-11 am (Chapel time) Express Session
Cedar room

Gilman scholarship for Study Abroad