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Apply for Midco Scholars Program

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The Midco Scholars Program is a partnership between Midcontinent Communications (Midco) and Augsburg University which provides opportunities for underrepresented students to explore a career in business/IT and gain relevant work experience. This semester, up to 4 students will be selected to become Midco Scholars. Each Scholar will take part in monthly professional development workshops, receive a $2,500 scholarship, and will also have the opportunity to apply for a competitive full-time Summer 2019 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 2019 or May 2020)
-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 Monday, November 26th.

Any questions please contact Janet Morales ( or 612-330-1792)

Midco Scholars Application

Get FreeHelp – MN Sure Enrollment Information

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There are hundreds of certified brokers and navigators around the state that offer free help with applying and enrolling in coverage. Find one in your community.

Call the Contact Center at 651-539-2099 or 855-366-7873
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Online Support

Need help, but don’t have time to call? We have an online help tool that is tailored to assist with our most common questions.

You can find information about common technical issues, submitting an appeal, checking on the status of your enrollment, how to get help with a Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare case, and more.

Attend Seminary & Divinity School Day on November 15

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Are you curious about possibilities of future graduate level theological study? Are you considering pastoral ministry? Are you interested in the intersection of nonprofit or sustainability work and faith? Whether you are curious to test the waters of seminary or divinity school, or you know for certain it’s something you want to do, this day is for you! Seminary & Divinity School Day is a great opportunity to explore the variety of options.

Join us for Seminary and Divinity School Day on Thursday, November 15. A group of Auggies will travel to St. Olaf College on November 15th. There we will gather with students from other area colleges to meet with representatives from at least 7 Seminary and Divinity Schools around the country for this special day of vocational reflection and conversation!

This event is free and includes lunch. Transportation to St. Olaf College will be provided to those who pre-register through the Christensen Center for Vocation. We will leave Augsburg at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm.

For more information, visit our website at

REGISTER SOON THROUGH THE LINK BELOW! Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Note that the last day to register is Wednesday, November 7.

Questions? Email

Tues., Nov. 6 elections

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Civic engagement is its own reward – but sport your “I voted” sticker on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and enjoy a free small coffee at Nabo and Kafe Kafeega courtesy of A’viands.

Minnesota holds its midterm elections on Tues., Nov. 6. Information about how to register, where to vote, sample ballot – and more, is available from the Minnesota Secretary of State website,

Early voting began on Sept. 21 and continues through Nov. 5

Students living on campus can vote in the precinct for Augsburg and register online or on Election Day. Augsburg will provide the City of Minneapolis Board of Election with a list of resident students.

Augsburg will be the voting place for its local precinct – Marshall room, Christensen Center.

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Workshop: Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities

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“Crafting Compelling Personal Statements for STEM Opportunities” – presented by Dixie Shafer and Kirsten O’Brien of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO).

Tues., Nov. 6, 3:40-4:50 Room OGC 113 or
Wed., Nov. 7, 3:10-4:20 Room OGC 111

Each workshop will be offered twice. Pick whichever time works best for you. Workshops are open to all interested students.

STEM workshops are designed to help students majoring in biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics and physics meet their career goals.

Questions? Email:

(Gay)me Night

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Join us for fun and games with Gamers United and QPA on November 15, 2018! There will be a variety of games to play and food to eat so that you can relax and enjoy an all inclusive (GAY)ME Night.

Feel free to enjoy the games we have or bring your own! Console and Tabletop games welcome.

Offical time TBD, location will either be OGC 100 or the Student Lounge. Follow our facebook page for updated information!

Expected Games that will be Available (subject to change):
– Fortnite
– Rocket League
– 2K

– Warioware
– Just Dance 4

– Cards Against Humanity
– Exploding Kittens
– Settlers of Catan
– Clue
– Masterpiece
– Cards
– Uno
– Truth Bombs
– Scrabble
– Monopoly
– Pokemon/Pokemon Go

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Upcoming Fortnite Tournament

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Join us for Gamers United and Residence Life’s Fortnite Tournament! Show off your skills and win prizes as the circle closes in. The tournament will be sometime during the last week of November after Thanksgiving Break. The game mode will be Battle Royale Solos ONLY. If interested please register using the registration form.

Specific date, time, location, and prizes are to be released! You can keep up to date by following the Augsburg Gamers United Facebook Page!

Tournament Registration

Take your Keystone or Religion II in Guatemala on Spring Break

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Travel to Guatemala. Earn Credit!

Join the program Faith, Vocation, and Social Change on spring break and travel to Guatemala!
Explore the concept of vocation in the context of poverty and political oppression, examining the ways in which Christian theology has been and continues to be used, both to justify oppression and injustice, as well as to support social justice movements and offer hope for a peaceful and just social order.

This program will meet a few times in spring semester, but much of the coursework will take place during your travel on spring break.

Course options:
RLN 409 – fulfills Search for Meaning II, or
RLN 480 – fulfills Keystone for some majors

Program Fee: $3,200
This all-inclusive program fee covers: round-trip international airfare, , all lodging, all meals, and all program activities and on-site transportation. There is no additional tuition charge for full-time day students. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Apply by November 15

More Program Info and Application

Share your Study Abroad/Away Story

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How was your experience on a Study Abroad or Away Program? Would you like to share your experience and maybe a few photos with your fellow Auggies? Auggies go on programs all over the world on short and long programs–share your story, give advice, or simply give us some feedback on how your program went.

Share your study abroad story here!

2019 Annual Open Enrollment

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The Augsburg Human Resources team and our benefits broker, NFP, have worked diligently over the past several months to finalize benefit plan offerings for 2019. Information about the 2019 benefit plans will be available at the information meetings shown below. We strongly encourage you to attend one of these sessions to learn more.

Important: Benefit Open Enrollment begins November 5 at 6:00 am and ends November 16 at 4:30 pm

To provide additional information and context related to Augsburg’s health insurance renewal, Human Resources has prepared a Health Insurance Renewal FAQ.

-There will be two additional coverage tiers for the dental plan – employee plus child(ren) and employee plus spouse/partner.
-There is an increase—from 1 times to 1.5 times base annual salary—in group term life insurance, with a new carrier – UNUM.
-With the change in life insurance carriers, we have a one-time open enrollment for Voluntary Life and AD&D for benefits eligible employees and their dependents with no Evidence of Insurability required for coverage up to the -Guarantee Issue amount.
-All Benefits Eligible Faculty and Staff Must Complete the Online Form(s):

All benefits eligible faculty and staff are required to complete the online enrollment form for 2019 elections even if you elect to waive coverage for 2019.
Your 2018 elections WILL NOT carry over to 2019 (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Dependent Care, and HSA).

Benefit Information Sessions: All sessions will be in Oren Gateway Center, Room 100

November 5 at 11:00 am *
November 7 at 8:00 am
November 9 at 2:30 pm
November 13 at 10:00 am
November 15 at 4:00 pm

*For those unable to attend in person, we will be hosting and recording a remote session on November 5th. Access to the recorded version will be provided once posted.

Please contact Nicole Peterlin at 612-330-1602 or with any questions.

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Are You An Experienced Debater? Come Earn Weekend $ With the MNUDL

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities.

Are you a former competitor in policy, parliamentary, public forum, or LD debate?
We’re looking for debate judges and we’ll pay $ for experienced debaters to come work with us.

Pay is $55 for 3 rounds of debate.

What Judges Do:

● Watch rounds and evaluate teams on logic, argumentation, and public speaking.
● Provide written feedback and assign points to each debater.
● Choose the winner of each debate!

Opportunities to Volunteer:

● November 9th & 10th: Tamar Kaplan (Highland Park HS, St. Paul)
● November 17th: UMBrooks (U of M, West Bank)
● December 7th & 8th: UDL Championship (WTMS, St. Paul)

We have open evening shifts on Fridays and open morning or afternoon shifts on Saturdays.

Can’t make it this semester? We’ll need volunteers for our middle School, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments in spring. Email us at for more information.

Come for the pizza. Stay to learn from our amazing students!

Visit us in Foss Office 18 |

Come Judge For Us