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URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,000 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “on-campus research” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at or x1446.

URGO Conference Travel Grants Available for Student Researchers

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URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications September 10th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Kirsten O’Brien at or x1446.

General Announcements

Join Pep Band

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Hello Auggies!
Are you interested in signing up for the Augsburg Pep Band this fall? It’s a great way to get involved with campus and show your auggie pride. We have weekly rehearsals that are come as able, provide t-shirts and pizza, and attend home football games. If you do not have an instrument, we can help you find one to rent at Augsburg. Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday, September 5th at 6 pm in M2. Please contact if you have any questions or are interested in joining!

It’s Not Too Late – Music Auditions Happening All Week

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Continue participating in music during your time at Augsburg. Join a choir, band orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber groups, combos, rock bands, etc.

Music ensembles are open to ALL!

Information and/or Audition Sign-ups:
– Located in the Music Hall between M2 & M3
– Timing: September 4-7

Questions? Stop by the Music Office any time!

Music Department Information

Visit the New Archives Website

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Over the past year, Lindell Library has developed a new platform for the University Archives that features improved display, searching, and download functionality. It is now live!

Featured collections include: the Echo archives (with every issue since 1898 available); all issues of the Augsburg Now and other alumni magazines; all available course catalogs since 1890; photograph collections; and audiovisual recordings.

More materials are added on an almost daily basis. Please contact Stewart Van Cleve ( with questions or comments.

Augsburg University Archives website

Augsburg Intramurals

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Augsburg Intramural registration for Fall 2018 leagues is now open!! Get your team together for Soccer, Indoor Volleyball, or 3 on 3 basketball. Find the registration link on our Website. Contact with any questions.

Registration will close September 13th.

All leagues will begin the week of September 17th!

Metro Transit full academic year pass for new day students

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Attention new day first-years and transfer students: Metro Transit and Augsburg University are giving you a great deal on an all-you-can-ride transit pass. First-year and transfers students can purchase a year-long College Pass for just $150 – that’s a 55% discount!

Order your pass here before October 1, 2018:

College Passes can be used for unlimited bus and light rail rides all semester, meaning you’ll never have to worry about having money for a fare. When you’re not riding to school, you can use your College Pass to get to work, an internship run errands and explore the Twin Cities. Not a regular bus or train rider? No problem! Find all the places you can go using our trip planning tools. Learn more at

Important Details
The discounted passes will be available to purchase at the link above until October 1, 2018. After that, students can purchase a semester College Pass at the Bookstore for $115.00 (subsidized by Augsburg from $165.00)

Guaranteed Ride Home
Students who regularly ride transit to work or school are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program, which reimburses a taxi, Uber or Lyft ride when you have to leave early or late unexpectedly. To learn more and register for this free program, visit
Posted on August 30, 2018

Summer high school intern reflections from Campus Kitchen

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Campus Kitchen hosted two high school interns through the Minneapolis Step-Up program again this summer. Davonte returned for a second year, bringing confidence to share his previous knowledge and to ask brave questions in staff meetings, and Rahma for the first year, bringing lots of Cedar-Riverside neighborhood knowledge and incredible baking skills.

Read their reflections on the summer!

Campus Kitchen welcomes Natalie Jacobson – Lutheran Volunteer Corps

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Swing by the Sabo Center (Anderson 30) to welcome Natalie Jacobson as a new Lutheran Volunteer Corps member with Campus Kitchen! Natalie graduated this spring from Carleton College and is bringing lots of experience with their Food Recovery Network to her year here with Augsburg.

Event Announcements

Interested in creating a sustainable and atmospheric communal dinner experience?

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Help crowdsource candles and vases for the PEACE MEAL on September 14, 2018. The PEACE MEAL will take place during the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and is a curated experience designed to promote dialogue, reflection and human connection by sharing food around a common, collectively decorated table.


– medium-sized vases that can hold small bouquets of flowers (any color or shape – 40 total needed)
– votive glasses to hold tea lights (clear or white glass, no colors – 200 total needed)


You can drop off your loan collection at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Office (Memorial Hall 20) on the following days:

– Wednesday, September 5, 9am-12pm
– Thursday, September 6, 9am-12pm
– Monday, September 10, 9am-12pm
– Tuesday, September 11, 9am-12pm

Please put a label with your name on the bottom if you would like your item(s) back. If you would like to donate your item(s), we will gladly use it/them for the series of community dinners that will be happening on campus in the process of developing the new Environmental Action Plan.

Reach out to Esther Seha at

Registration for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is Open

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The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be held at Augsburg University on September 14th-15th. Tickets are free for anyone with an Augsburg ID number. To get tickets, you can visit our website, and ticket links will be on the front page (you may have to scroll down). Remember ALL classes will take place at the Forum on Friday, September 14.

If you have a student ID, click on “Augsburg University Community” option. Then, log in using your Augsburg login, this is located on the top right of the page. There will be ticket options for Friday and Saturday, just Friday or just Saturday. Students and faculty can attend both days for free!

On Friday the 14th the Peace Meal and Arts Festival will take place in the Quad from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. We invite you to take a seat at the table to enjoy Colombian themed food, dance, music, interactive art and conversations with our Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis guests. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available here:

A limited amount of complimentary tickets are available for Augsburg students through this google form:

Part-time Job Fair

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Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Location: Outside in the Quad. If rain, we will move inside the lobby of the Christensen Center.
Time: 10-1:30

Are you looking for a part-time job on campus or in the community? Stop by the fair and meet over 18 employers from the community that are interested in hiring Auggies. Visit handshake ( for a complete list.

Registration not required to attend, however, after you check-in for the fair your name will be placed into a drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card. Popcorn will be served

All are welcome!

Questions: – 612-330-1148


Women for Political Change Welcome Back Event

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We would like to invite students to our Welcome Back event on Friday, September 7th from 4:30-5:30 in the Christensen Center Student Lounge.

There will be free food, school goodies (gift bags), and it will be a great opportunity to learn more about on campus resources.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions send them to:

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