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Teaching and Learning

New Resources on Culturally Responsive Teaching

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The Faculty Resources listed on CTL website are always being updated, but we have moved quickly this week to include an entire section on Culturally Responsive Teaching for both in-person and online instruction. Please visit the CTL website to learn more about this and other topics.

Faculty Resources and Teaching Tips

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.

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.

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

General Announcements

Need health insurance?

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If you are needing/wanting health insurance MN Sure is currently enrolling new members. Check out info below about assistance and questions regarding MN Sure health insurance plans.

Get free local help

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.

Check our calendar for an enrollment event near you.

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.
(Closed Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving holiday)
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.

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.

General Announcements (use on Monday and Thursday)

ACR Homes – hiring interns tabling today

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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, November 16th between 10a-1p to learn more or contact Phil Baumgarn at 651-294-4727 or

Event Announcements

Staff Athletics Facilities Tour—11/20

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Staff Senate invites you to take a tour of the athletic facilities! As a staff member, you have access to these facilities and athletic sporting events on campus. Come to learn more about these facilities (weightroom, gym, dome, locker rooms, etc), how and when to access them, and who to contact with any questions. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any general athletic facilities questions you might have, and to learn about the resources available on campus to help you achieve your health and fitness goals!

Join us on Tuesday, November 20th at 11:30 a.m. We will meet in the Kennedy Center Lobby. Stick around to continue conversation with other colleagues and join Staff Senate for an optional lunch following the tour.

The Augsburg Choir to perform with the Rose Ensemble – This Weekend

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November 16-18
Don’t miss exciting performances this week-end of The Augsburg Choir in collaboration with the Rose Ensemble and Dark Horse Consort: Empire, Religion, War, Peace: Music from Europe’s 30-Year Conflict, 1618-1648.

Multiple performances, and first concert performance of the Augsburg Choir under the direction of Schwartz Professor of Choral Leadership, Kristina Boerger.

November 16 – 8 p.m., University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis

November 17 – 8 p.m., St Albert the Great Church, 2836 33rd Ave S, Minneapolis

November 18 – 3 p.m., Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St W, St Paul

Tickets Required for each performance

‘The Arsonists’ Final Weekend

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Friday the 16th – 7pm
Saturday 17th – 7pm
Sunday 18th – 3pm

Tickets for Augsburg Theater Department’s production of ‘The Arsonists’ are now on sale at

Student – $3.00
Faculty/Staff – $6.00
Non-Augsburg Students – $5.00
Augsburg Alumni – $4.00
General Public – $8.00

Augsburg Theater Department is now offering online purchases for tickets! Tickets are prepaid online, eliminating lines and wait time. Simply bring your printed or downloaded ticket to the theater door or take the gamble and buy at the box office (cash or check only) 45 mins prior to show time.

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

Call For Advent Vespers Volunteers

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There is still time to be involved with 2018 Advent Vespers services!

Volunteer opportunities with Advent Vespers include, seating hosts, ushers, and will call attendants. Dinner is provided to all volunteers!

Volunteer shifts are available during any of the following services:

Thursday, November 30th: 8pm
Friday, December 1st: 5pm & 8pm
Saturday, December 2nd: 2pm & 8pm

Please contact to sign up or for additional information.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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