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Funding Available for iCOMOS: The Science Behind One Health

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URGO has a limited number of awards ($175 each) to cover registration for iCOMOS 2018, a global forum on science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. The event, April 29 – May 2, will feature keynotes by Nobel laureates, including Augsburg’s own Nobel laureate Peter Agre, and global thought leaders; scientific sessions covering agriculture’s influence on health and the environment; interactive sessions on precision medicine, science communication, and health policy; and panel discussions among researchers on emerging, zoonotic, and other infectious diseases.

Students must be full-time undergraduates and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application to be eligible. To apply, complete the online application available at Applications must be received by April 4.

Juniors and Seniors: Live Abroad for a Year After College

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Fulbright Info Sessions:
Wednesday, April 4th @ 10:40am in OGC 112
Thursday, April 5th @ 5pm in Riverside Room (2nd floor of Christensen Center)
Food will be provided.

The Fulbright Student Program fully funds students to study, research, or serve as an English teaching assistant abroad for a year (no teaching experience required!). During their year abroad, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Past Augsburg students have been selected for Fulbright Awards to countries such as Czech Republic, South Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Turkey, Taiwan, and Germany (and more!), and 7 of this year’s applicants have been named semi-finalists. Augsburg’s focus on cross-cultural engagement and community involvement makes Auggies particularly strong candidates who are well-prepared to make the most of a Fulbright experience.

Join URGO for one of our Fulbright information sessions to learn more about the program and hear from past applicants. If you cannot make it to one of the sessions, please contact or stop by Hagfors 101 to set up an appointment for April or May. The application opens in early April.

The competition is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni in all fields, and a GPA of 3.4+ is considered competitive.

Register now for the River Semester–Deadline extended to Apr. 16

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Join a truly unique educational adventure paddling and camping for 100 days down the Mississippi River, studying political science, environmental studies, stream ecology, urban studies, art, or astronomy. Visit the Augsburg Abroad website (link below) to register by April 16th. Scholarship funds of up to $5,000 still available, and full financial aid applies. There will be an information session (with pizza) on Wed., Apr. 4 from 5:00-6:30pm in the Dining Commons upstairs in the Christensen Center. Contract Prof. Joe Underhill ( or Maren Stoddard Mack ( for more information or to discuss courses and research options.

River Semester Registration

General Announcements

Vote Oscar Corral – Senior Class Senator

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Since I was in community college, I’ve been participating in extracurricular activities and clubs like the Latinxs club as President, the LGBTQIA club, intramurals, and Student Government where I had the honor to serve my school as President. Being part of a student government where students come together and have the ability to change and create policy for the benefit of everyone in school and the community around us, has always been a passion and a reason for me to be part of it. What I wish to contribute to the Student Government, if elected, is my experiences, my connections, my knowledge, my struggles and achievements in order for the student body to thrive in our University.

Use Your Spanish Skills for Good

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Judge Spanish Debate – No Prior Experience Needed!

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a nonprofit of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to over 750 students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including our nearly 100 Spanish Debate League students.

We’re looking for debate judges for 3 tournaments this spring:

Wednesday April 19th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 3rd – 3:30 to 7:30 PM
Wednesday May 16th – 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Judges will observe rounds conducted completely in Spanish, determine winners for each round, and provide comments to help students improve their reading, critical thinking and Spanish language skills.

Participation in debate helps students improve their academic skills, including reading comprehension and critical thinking, and increases their confidence. Be a part of creating these outcomes for our Spanish Debate League students!

For more information, email or use the calendar on the link below to choose your dates to volunteer:

Volunteer With Us

Headline: AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline May 15, 2018

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Applications are now open for the 2018-19 AugSTEM Scholars Program.

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000 per student per year (differences in award amounts correspond to levels of financial need). Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.


-Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science,
environmental studies, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating as of Fall 2018
-Major GPA of 3.0 or higher
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application deadline: May 15, 2018 at midnight.

Incoming community college transfer students and Augsburg students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to:

Questions? Contact

Faculty Senate Statement on Professor Wanyama

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The Faculty Senate of Augsburg University wishes to express our unanimous and unconditional support for our friend and colleague, Professor Mzenga Wanyama. We urge all those who care about Professor Wanyama to consider signing the petition on his behalf at

Paid Psychology Study Participants Needed

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I, Alexis Nagle, am an undergraduate student conducting URGO-funded research through the Augsburg University Psychology Department, under the mentorship of Dr. Stacy Freiheit. The study I am conducting focuses on the impact of sexual assault disclosure on the friends of sexual assault survivors among college students.

You are being invited to participate in this study because of your enrollment as an undergraduate student at Augsburg University. If you elect to participate in this study, you will be asked to respond to a 15-20 minute confidential & anonymous questionnaire about attitudes & experiences surrounding sexual assault. Your participation in this study will yield either course credit for PSY105 & PSY215 or $5 compensation.

This survey deals with sensitive topics, such as sexual assault & violence. If you choose to participate in this study, you have the right to withdraw or skip any questions at any time without affecting affect your current or future relations with Augsburg University or the researcher. The indirect benefits are that the results of this study may allow for a better understanding of the effects of sexual assault. A direct benefit is that you will receive course credit or compensation for completing this survey.

The results of this study will be disseminated in a final paper & presented to the faculty in the Psychology department at Augsburg University. The results also may be published in a professional journal or presented at local, regional, national, or international conferences via a poster or oral presentation. In any publication or conference presentation, I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify participants. All data will be stored on a password-protected computer and only my advisor & I will have access to it.

If you are interested in participating in this study, you may contact me, Alexis Nagle, at to arrange for a day and time.

Attention Supervisors: Summer Student Employment

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As we approach the end of the spring semester and the beginning of summer, we would like to remind people with student employees to submit hire forms for any students who will be working during the summer. This will include new students working over the summer. Summer employment begins April 29th, 2018 and ends on September 1st, 2018.

Current supervisors will receive an email from HR at the end of this week with more information. Please contact HR with any questions.

Campus Cupboard Hours

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Hi everyone! Happy Monday! The Campus Cupboard is open this week. Please check our Google Calendar to see the hours we’re open. The link is down below.
We will be giving out bagels, salads, and other food items starting on Wednesday and possibly into Friday. Check out the Campus Kitchen Facebook page for more details if you’re interested in grabbing a bagel or two.
Email me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Thanks!

Campus Cupboard Google Calendar

Event Announcements

Fair Trade Panel – Today, 11 a.m., East Commons

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11 – 12:00 PM Fair Trade Panel
Mark Lester, Co-Site Director, Nicaragua Campus
Ibrahim Keita, Professor, Economics
Marc McIntosh, Professor, MBA, Business Administration – Finance
George Dierberger, Professor, MBA, Business Administration

12-12:30 PM Light lunch provided by A’viands (limited supply)

Unfortunately, the second part of the event has been cancelled. Witness for Peace informed us that Tomás Membreño Pérez’s presence is needed in Honduras for current negotiations after months of strikes in the palm sector.

Meet with a TIAA Retirement Advisor In April

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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 April 10 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Wednesday, April 11from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

Thursday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Nelson Room, Christensen Center

For questions, please contact Nicole at

ADC Performance Showcase

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Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Where: Sateren Auditorium (Anderson Music Hall)

Free and open to the public! Come see talented Augsburg students demonstrate different types of dance and singing. If interested in performing (all types of dance and singing performances are welcome) please email
Deadline to register to perform: Extended to Friday April 6, 2018.

Student Fundraising Art Sales

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An event for Art students in AIGA Augsburg University to present and distribute their art works to the community. Let’s support our future artists by purchasing these original artworks!

We will be selling a wide range of goods from simple to complex, abstract to minimalist. There will be POSTCARDS, POSTERS, BUTTONS, etc.

If you love cute animals, Japanese culture, Ghibli, Pokemon, or any art products, drop by and get some for yourself!

All goods are designed by Auggies

AIGA Augsburg University Student Group For Design

Augsburg Psychological Alumni Panel, April 4th

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Join fellow students in welcoming back Augsburg psychology major Alumni. The alumni will be asked a series of questions about what each has done after their undergraduate time at Augsburg. Afterward there will be a Q & A session open for all students. This is a semi-formal, banquet styled event. Food will be provided. The event will be held on Wednesday April 4th in Hagfors 150 A & B. From 6:00pm to 6:30pm will be the dinner portion of the evening, with the panel discussion to follow until 7:30pm.

For any questions please contact

ALAS Contamination Clean Up

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This project will take place in Augsburg University – Murphy’s Square.

Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) will sign up Augsburg Students and Staff to engage in contamination clean up. The project consist in clean up trash/litter or any other physical contamination from Murphy’s Square and the surroundings. We will set up teams to go around campus and clean up after the snow has melted down. Our goals: Create environmental conscience, have a Cleaner Campus, Improve animal life, Inspire others to do the same, and Educate participants on the difference between Trash, Recycling, and Compost.


(Special Dietary request can be made upon request at

Monday April 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm

As stated in ALAS constitution, if you participate in our volunteering event, you are eligible for active membership in our organization.

We hope to see you there!!

Sign up here!

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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By Arthur Miller
Directed by Darcey Engen

April 4th through April 8th
Bethany Lutheran Church

Wednesday, April 4th – 7:00pm
Thursday, April 5th – 7:00pm
Friday, April 6th – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 7th – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 8th – 3:00pm

This contemporary site-specific revision of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible will perform at Bethany Lutheran Church on Franklin Avenue close to the Augsburg campus. Audiences will experience the play in close proximity to the actors as they move through the sanctuary and surrounding spaces. In a time of fake news and alternative facts, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trails in colonial Massachusetts 1692, seems more significant then ever. Written by Miller in 1953 in response to McCarthyism, the play examines the dangers of extremism, fabricated accusations, and shattered trust.

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Registration opens April 2

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Want to join us in celebrating Nobel Peace Prize laureates in September? If yes, reserve your tickets in the next few weeks!

We are aiming to repeat a successful event come September and hope you will join Augsburg University in honoring the work of President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (2017 laureate).

This year’s theme The Paradox of Peace will include plenaries, keynotes and breakout sessions related to tensions between conflict and reconciliation, between justice and forgiveness, between hope and fear, and will highlight the laureates’ successful accomplishments navigating these paradoxes.

The Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place at Augsburg University on September 13-15, 2018 with the following schedule:
September 13: Community Action Workshops
September 14: Honoring the work of President Santos — all classes will take place at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum
September 15: Honoring the work of ICAN

Tickets are free for our Augsburg community including students, faculty and staff, and we encourage ticket reservations before the end of this spring semester.

In the coming weeks, our interns are scheduled to visit classrooms to share updates about the Forum and assist with any questions regarding the ticketing process. We invite faculty members who are interested in such a visit, to contact Camila Payan at, to reserve a time and date. In addition, Frankie Shackelford, Professor Emerita of Norwegian (, is available to assist with finding connections between the Forum content and courses scheduled for fall semester.

Please visit our website for more information regarding the upcoming event at Registration can also be placed via

Questions regarding ticketing should be directed to Jami Kadolph at

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Website

On campus tomorrow: Dean of Arts & Sciences candidate, Dr. Pedro Maligo

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Dr. Pedro Maligo, our final candidate for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position will be on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3. His public presentation will be held in the Marshall Room, from 1:30-2:30 pm. Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of opportunities to meet with Dr. Maligo and are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on perceived strengths and weaknesses, using the feedback form: Access to the feedback form will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 4.

Dr. Pedro Maligo CV

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