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Paid Summer Experience: URGO Summer Research Info Session: Dec. 4

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Upcoming URGO Summer Research Info Session:
December 4th @ 6pm in OGC 100

Get the scoop on writing a strong application! And pizza!

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 2019 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 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

Auggie Pride Awards – Taking Nominations for November

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Staff Senate is seeking nominations for the Auggie Pride Award! The Auggie Pride Award is given to staff members who have gone above and beyond to serve Augsburg and fulfill its mission and values. Reasons to acknowledge a staff member can include a variety of things, such as the completion of a project, the implementation of an innovative idea, or simply giving directions to a lost campus guest.

If you have a colleague who you feel is deserving of this award, please nominate them by filling out the nomination form at

The Auggie Pride Awards are awarded monthly, throughout the academic year. More information found at

You’re invited to a Story Circle

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A Story Circle is an opportunity to gather in groups of 5-25 people for 1½ to 2 hours to tell stories, write down thoughts, and share experiences about Augsburg. It’s a great way to build community for groups and organizations, and provides an opportunity to share what Augsburg means to you. Out of these stories, we will create a new Music-Theater piece about, for, and with people who have been or are currently a part of the Augsburg University Community to be performed during our Sesquicentennial Homecoming, October 2019.

We would love to hear YOUR stories! Click the link below to RSVP for an upcoming Story Circle – or request to schedule a Story Circle.

Story Circle RSVP

Still need a Spring elective course?

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If you are still looking for Spring classes AIS is offering the following courses:
• AIS 105 Introduction to American Indian Studies (fulfills a humanities LAF and a Culture and Social Justice elective) MWF 11:10-12:20

• AIS 264 American Indians in the Cinema (fulfills an AIS, film, or Culture and Social Justice elective) T-TH 1:50-3:30 pm

• AIS 405 Indigenous Activism and Resistance in the Americans (fulfills AIS uppder division elective, Keystone and Culture and Social Justice upper division course) MWF 1:50-3:00 pm

American Indian Studies

Support for Students with Personal Concerns Affecting School

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Support for Students with Personal Concerns Affecting School

Students, are you struggling with something that is affecting your ability to do your best work as a student, but don’t know where to go for support? Please check out the new Student Support Guide to identify resources for support (on campus and in the community) when you are dealing with personal concerns that may be affecting your well-being. The Guide Includes information on Alcohol/Drug Problem, Anxiety/Stress Management, Depression, Eating Disorder, Family Problems, Gambling, Grief & Loss, Relationship Violence, Self-Injury When Distressed, Sexual Assault & Stalking, Social Life, Suicidal Thoughts, and Unplanned Pregnancy. The Student Support Guide can be found in the “A-Z Directory”, on the Student Affairs webpage, and on the Moodle Resources tab.

Student Support Guide

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!

Apply for the Christensen Vocation Internship Program

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Current Students – Have you ever contemplated the question, “How am I called to work and serve in a community?” Are you wondering about how your talents, skills, preferences, and passions can inform your career decision making and preparations? Are you interested in exploring purpose, meaning, and vocation in a practical way?

If so, we have a spring semester internship opportunity for you to consider: the Christensen Vocation Internship Program!
Paid Internship with opportunity for a personalized role at a faith-based nonprofit in Minneapolis
Ongoing contact and mentorship with knowledgeable site supervisors
Reflect on your internship experiences, readings, and personalized assessments with a cohort of your peers

There are four sites available for the internship, with roles ranging from youth development to community organizing to emergency rental assistance with people experiencing homelessness.

For more information –

Apply to one or more of the intern sites through Handshake,

Note: Priority deadline for applications due December 7. Following that date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as the positions are open.

Event Announcements

DPS Update Presentation—12/5

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Wednesday, December 5 | 1–2 p.m.
Christensen Center, Marshall Room

Staff Senate is hosting a presentation by Scott Brownell, director of public safety and risk management, who will be leading a 45 minute update on the Department of Public Safety. He’ll be discussing:

• 2018 Annual Security Report
• Campus Trends
• Parking Updates
• CampusShield Safety App
• Q&A

Rally and march TODAY: No troops at the border

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Bienvenidos sean los refugiados hondureños!
Alto a la militarización de la frontera!
We welcome Honduran refugees!

Friday, November 30, 2018 / Viernes 30 de noviembre 2018
Gather at 5 pm, Rally at 5:15 pm, March at 6 pm / Unirse a las 5:00 pm, Mitin a las 5:15, Marcha a las 6:00
Minneapolis Federal Building, 4th St and 4th Ave / Edificio federal de Minneapolis, Esquina de Calle 4ª y Avenida 4ª
Everyone welcome! Todxs bienvenidxs!

As migrants from Honduras approach the southern border of the US to seek asylum, we welcome them. The right to seek asylum is a human right protected by the world community. Al aproximarse los migrantes hondureños a la frontera sur de los EEUU en busca de asilo, le pedimos que se una a nosotros para un mitin gritando que asilo es un derecho.

Organized by Minnesotans and groups known as Minnesota Caravan Solidarity / Acción organizada por Minnesotanos y grupos conocido como
Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana

Hondurans continue to flee one year after post-election crackdown

Study Abroad this summer

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Travel and earn credit this summer! Options around the world and the USA to help you get ahead on credits and graduation requirements. Every program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too! Apply by January 31!

May 12-27, 2019, choose one or two courses:
• PSY 205: Culture and Psychology, Fulfills Social & Behavioral Sciences LAF
• EDC 490/580: School and Society

May 13-29, 2019
• THR 295: Art Performing Social Change, fulfills Fine Arts LAF
• Scholarships available

May 13-27, 2019
• PHY101: Astronomy, fulfills Natural Sciences LAF

May 18 – June 2, 2019, choose a history & an art course:
• HIS 195 Topics: Innovation in the Netherlands, fulfills Humanities Gen Ed, or
• HIS 440: upper level elective for history majors
• ART 133: Intro to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• ART 333: Advanced Digital Photography

July 9-22, 2019, choose one course:
• MUS 374 or 475: Practicum
• MUS 582: Transcultural Mus. Therapy II
• MUS 511: Practicum

Multiple 3-week course blocks, May to August
• Spanish classes, beginning to advanced: fulfills Modern Language Gen Ed, or electives for Spanish Majors and Minors
• SPA/ART 231: fulfills Fine Arts Gen Ed
• Internship and Independent Research opportunities
• Scholarships available

June 5 – July 21, 2019
• SPA 206: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• INS/SPA 399: Internship, Medical Observership
• Scholarships available

Learn more and apply online

Fortnite Tournament Tonight

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Please come join Gamers United and Residence Life for the Fortnite Tournament tonight at 6:00 PM in the Student Lounge. We are welcoming spectators, players, friends, and others to come play and watch. We will be providing snacks, drinks, and a couple of other games for viewers and contestants that are waiting.

If you’re still interested, please register using the registration link below or walk-into the event during sign up (5:50-6:10 PM) and we will see if placing you in the tournament will be possible.

Registration Form

Keeping Track of Auggies

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