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River Semester 2019 now accepting applications

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Adventurous students are invited to apply to be part of the 2019 River Semester, which will spend 100 days traveling down the Mississippi from the Twin Cities to the Gulf of Mexico, with stops in St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and Cajun country in the Delta. Students enroll in a full set of courses and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this iconic river while paddling and camping along the way. $500 discount on program fee for applications completed before Dec. 15.

Apply here

Study a language abroad for free this summer

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If you love studying language, then the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) could be a great fit for you! Augsburg had three students selected for this nationally-competitive scholarship just last year. Two Auggies applied to study Swahili in Tanzania and one to study Mandarin in Taiwan.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is an eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program where students receive intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity (students select one of fifteen languages to study). Alumni of the program also receive non-competitive eligibility status when applying for government jobs – a rare opportunity!

Because these languages are less commonly taught, most programs do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths. Competitive applicants will need to be able to illustrate a commitment to language learning (have studied or speak a 2nd language), a strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting (we recommend a minimum GPA of 3.2; average GPA of Augsburg winners last year was 3.73), and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
To learn more about the program, go to . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS, so please contact to set up an appointment before November 16th if you are interested in applying.

Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Sessions Nov. 28 & Dec. 4

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URGO Summer Research Info Sessions
November 28th @ 6pm in Hagfors 150A
December 4th @ 6pm in OGC 100

Hear from past researchers and get the scoop on writing a strong application!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Student researchers gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills that are important for graduate school and careers. The URGO program is also includes a weekly Speaker Series focused on research skills and professional development, as well as weekly seminars with fellow researchers. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance.

URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. Both receive a significant campus housing discount as well. The program runs from mid-May to the end of July and students must plan to be enrolled at Augsburg for Fall 2018 to be eligible.

In addition to the URGO Summer Research Program, URGO also funds 100-hour summer research assistantships where undergraduate students assist a faculty member with an ongoing research project. Research Assistants and mentors determine how to spread the 100 hours of work over the course of the summer and it is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact to set up an appointment.

General Announcements

Apply to be a Midco Scholar

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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 (strong applications from Sophomores will be considered)
-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

Event Announcements

“Day 1” Great American Smokeout – TODAY

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Today we recognize the annual Great American Smokeout. The theme “Day 1” was selected by the American Cancer Society because we know quitting is not easy. It takes time and a plan. It may not be the day you stop smoking but we hope it will be the day you plan to start your journey to being tobacco free. Stop by Christensen Center today and join CWC and the EPIC peer health educators between 11:30 – 12:30 pm for info on smoking cessation and the benefits of quitting. Or check out the American Cancer Society website too.

Today is Give to the Max Day

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Give to the Max Day has arrived! We are making great strides in our goal to raise $250,000 from 1,001 donors. Check out the 30+ special projects from Augsburg departments, teams, and organizations on our GiveCampus site. Giving will be open until 11:59 p.m. Help us reach our goals on Give to the Max Day!

Accounting Club brings firms to campus

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Augsburg’s Student Accounting Club is holding our 2nd meeting this year on Thursday, November 29th, 6:30-8:30. We will be hosting an employer information session by bringing in 4 highly reputable firms in Minneapolis; RedPath, CliftonLarsonAllen, Prepare & Prosper, and Lurie LLP. This is a business casual event, which will take place in Hagfors 351! There will be food provided and this is a great opportunity to find an internship or future employment!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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