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Last Call for Peace Scholars Applications: Wednesday, February 6

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One more day left!
Final deadline is tomorrow Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

If you have started an applications, please make sure you submit all of your items (essay, transcript, resume, letter of recommendation).

More information, and application instructions, can be found on our Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) website.

If you have additional questions, please contact:
Bettine Hoff Hermanson at (ext. 1378),
Leah Spinosa de Vega at (ext. 1650) or
Kristian Evans, 2018 Peace Scholar from Augsburg University, at

Apply here.

URGO Phase 1 Research Application due TODAY

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Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2019 summer research are now available on the URGO website at All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 16th – July 31st.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 5th, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research is going on in your department!

Paid Fellowship for Trip to Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select few universities to participate in the program. Multiple Augsburg students were selected last year for the trip.

The 2019 trip will take place on April 16th. Applications are due on February 28th and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at or 612-330-1446.

– U.S. Citizen
– Full-time student
– Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2020
– 3.0 GPA or higher

Classroom Consulting – It’s easy, free, and confidential.

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Faculty, are you interested in receiving a course tune-up? Seventeen faculty members currently serve as Classroom Consultants, representing a wide variety of disciplines and pedagogical styles. The consultants have been trained to offer confidential, non-judgmental assistance through a collaborative process.

Working with a consultant may include classroom or lab observations (in person or through the use of video), review of classroom/online materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals. This service is free and open to all Augsburg instructors.

For more information, please visit the Classroom Consulting page on the CTL website.

CTL Classroom Consultants

Mental health skills and support group.

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The Center for Wellness and Counseling is forming a new group focused on teaching and practicing skills for emotional wellbeing. These will include: understanding and working with emotions (emotion regulation skills), mindfulness skills, distress tolerance coping skills, and interpersonal effectiveness/assertiveness skills.
Please contact the Center for Wellness and Counseling to schedule a brief informational meeting if you are interested in participating. Call the CWC office at 612-330-1707.

Tomorrow: Workshop with with Lyz Wendland

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Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions. In this workshop, Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, will discuss her research that implements online pre-discussions for greater in-class participation. Come learn strategies, layouts, and rubrics that foster active class discussions. *Attendees will have a chance at a $5 A’viands Gift Card!

Wednesday, February 6th | Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions with Lyz Wendland | 3:30-4:30 pm, OGC 100



Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson: New Date

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This event has been rescheduled: “Spanked, Whupped and Paddled: Our Complex Relationship with Corporal Punishment”. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, February 20th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson

General Announcements

Free tax clinics from Prepare + Prosper

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Prepare + Prosper’s free tax clinics opened on Saturday, January 26 and will run through April 15.

Visit to learn more, and make an appointment.

More than 550 volunteers will serve nearly 13,000 people with free tax preparation and financial services at nine locations in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Hopkins. Volunteers went through up to 20 hours of comprehensive education on the tax codes and new federal tax laws.

MN Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair – Register

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If you are looking for an internship or graduating in the spring, you should attend the Minnesota’s Private Colleges annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Thursday, February 21 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

It is NOT to early to start researching the employers that are registered. Visit the to learn more about the fair.

Attend a Prep Session
*In person: Job Fair Prep Sessions are listed on Handshake in Events.
*Moodle Community Site find the link on the fair handshake invite page: Strommen Career & Internship

*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 275 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

REGISTER & PAY THE $12 FEE in Handshake

Get Your Sugar Fix & Swag

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center invites students to stop by our table in the Christensen Center lobby between 10:00 am -1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 6th. Enjoy a candy buffet where you can load up on a variety of sweets and take away swag!

Extra bonus — Get updated on upcoming career events, ask questions and get familiar with our services.


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!

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recruiting for Fall 2019

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Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2019 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2020 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2020. We are particularly looking for students in STEM fields that are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees, but we will consider all majors EXCEPT most professional fields (including business, pre-law, pre-health).

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through academics, involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. McNair provides coursework, workshops and advising in preparation for doctoral study. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($4000) with an Augsburg faculty member during the Summer of 2020.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, students must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred).

If you are interested in learning more about the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the program or if you’re unsure whether or not you qualify.

Augsburg Leadership application

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Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Leadership Award nominations are now open

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Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:( Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Alternative Spring Break 2019: Building Together

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Looking for something meaningful to do this spring break? Consider signing up for Alternative Spring Break!

During the week of March 16th-23rd, Augsburg students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama to serve with Habitat for Humanity. You could be one of these! We’ll visit places like the Civil Rights Institute and learn from African-American activism both past and present. This trip is a great opportunity for students of different backgrounds to come together, learn, and build houses and community!

Registration is open now! Forms can be found online at and in the Campus Ministry Office.

The cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation, and most meals.
Registration forms can be found online at and in the Campus Ministry Office.

Spots fill up fast, so register soon! $100 is due at registration to secure your spot.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Email Sydney Saygbe at

Like us on Facebook “Augsburg Alternative Spring Break” + Follow us on Twitter @AuggieSpringBrk

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Christensen Center for Vocation

Event Announcements

ACR Homes Hiring

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You’re invited to our hiring event if you are interested in a part-time flexible job caring for people who have disabilities. It’s a great way to impact the lives of others if you love people, and build your resume if you are interested in a career in healthcare. We also have custom research/project based internships. Attend to get job information, interview for a position, or enjoy our live music, study room, free Olive Garden, and $100 gift card drawings.

Date: Thursday, February 7th Time: 3pm – 7pm Location: J. Arthur’s Coffee 2441 Rice St. Roseville, MN 55113 Questions:

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search – February 16 – Register today

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Join us at the 5th annual Jump Start Your STEM Job Search!

Saturday, February 16th
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Hagfors Center

This event is perfect for all STEM majors – first year students to seniors. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to:

-Network with STEM industry professionals
-Attend career-oriented workshops
-Gain insights from STEM panelists
-Get personalized feedback on resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles
-Have a FREE professional headshot taken.

We welcome Aneela Idnani, co-founder and president of HabitAware, as our keynote speaker. HabitAware’s Keen smart bracelet “Retrains The Brain.” Keen creates awareness of hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting, debilitating mental health conditions. Having grown up with hair pulling disorder, Aneela is now an outspoken mental health advocate. HabitAware is a HAX hardware accelerator alumnus and recently received an NIH research grant. Her life’s work (HabitAware) has been featured as a TIME Magazine 2018 Best Invention and in BuzzFeed, SELF Magazine, The Washington Post, Prevention Magazine and more.

No cost to attend. Breakfast and lunch included.

Please send all questions and accommodation requests to Accommodation requests should be made one week in advance to allow us to best meet your needs.

Register today!

Devoney Looser ’89 Book Signing TONIGHT

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If you’re a regular reader of the Augsburg Now magazine, you may recognize leading literary scholar, Austen expert, and roller derby devotee Devoney Looser ’89 from the featured article “No Plain Jane.” She is the author or editor of seven books on literature by women. Looser will be visiting Augsburg’s campus on TONIGHT at 7 p.m. to read from her most recent book “The Making of Jane Austen” in Hagfors 150. Books will be available for purchase at this event and Looser will stick around to visit with guests and sign their copies after the reading.

Spring All Hands Meeting: Thursday, February 7

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The spring 2019 All Hands meeting is this Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Access to connect to the meeting from off-site locations will be available. For the livestream link or to add a session to your calendar, go to the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

Intern in Washington D.C.

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Come learn about interning in D.C with The Washington Center!

Join our information session:
Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Time: 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Augsburg Room (3rd floor of Christiansen Center)

For more information feel free to contact

Mark Summerside
The Washington Center

Andrea Dvorak
Augsburg University

Link Text: Learn more

Learn more

Norwegian Movie: New Date – Wed February 13 at 6 pm

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Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 13: In Order of Disappearance
A 2014 Norwegian black comedy action film (compared to the film Fargo) directed by Hans Petter Moland and starring Stellan Skarsgård. The film had its premiere in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. It’s a must see!

Come join us on:
Date: Wednesday, February 13
Location: Sateren Auditorium
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Additional screening this semester (hold the date):
Wednesday, March 13: Movie: Before the Snowfall
Directed by: Hisham Zaman, a contemporary Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker

Questions? Contact Bettine Hoff Hermanson at (x1378).

In Order of Disappearance Trailer

Submit your creative writing and win a prize

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The John Engman Writing Prize, a literary competition sponsored by Murphy Square and the Augsburg English Department, is awarded each year to promising writers.

This year’s submission deadline is February 15th, 2019. Judges of the competition will select winners in each of the categories of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

To enter, writers must submit at least one of the following:

Short Fiction – One complete short story of not more than 15 pages.
Creative Non-fiction – One complete piece not longer than 15 pages.
Poetry – At least three poems.

All writers must be enrolled at Augsburg University and may enter each of the categories as often as they wish, but they may only win in one. Names of writers must not be on the works submitted.

Entries must be submitted through Moodle. Winners will be notified by March 1st and will be awarded gift cards to the university bookstore.

Submit through Moodle

Outstanding Staff Awards – Thursday, March 7

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Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. The event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a “candy bar.”

2019 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 7
3–4:30 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

Learn more

TOMORROW Diversifying Study Abroad: Presentation + Lunch

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Arianna Antone-Ramirez, American Indian and Latinx student here at Augsburg, was awarded a Gilman Scholarship in Spring 2018 to study abroad at Augsburg’s “Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement” semester program in Central America. Arianna will present about her experience with study abroad and receiving this national scholarship to the campus community at a lunch tomorrow, co-hosted by Multicultural Student Services and Study Abroad & Away. Students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb 5
Marshall Room
Lunch provided, first come first served.

You can learn more about this program and all the others Augsburg approves at the Study abroad & Away Fair in Christiansen Lobby February 15.

Summer, Fall and Academic year 2019 Gilman Scholarship applications are due March 5.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

HWT’s Hlub(Love) – Friday, February 15

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Hlub (Love) is here to give Hmong women and their allies an opportunity to empower a woman and/or an inspirational figure(Guest Of Honor) in their life by participating in an intentional and intimate setting where they could express their gratitude to them.

If you choose to Honor someone, there will be time delegated for you, who RSVP’d, to express your gratitude to your Guest Of Honor. Please prepare a letter for you to read to them on the night of.
If you choose not to Honor anyone, please come with your support.

Please join us by RSVP-ing if you hope to attend. Only current Augsburg Students and Augsburg Alumni may RSVP. We have limited spots for RSVP’s (with a Guest of Honor). First Come First Serve! The Guest Of Honors may be a non-Augsburg community member. One guest per RSVP please!

Dress-Code: Semi-Formal
Location: Marshall Room
Address: 720 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Food: Will be provided

RSVP here:
**DEADLINE to RSVP: 02.08.19 11:59pm**

For more information or have any questions? Feel free to contact Bobbie Thao ( or Nan Vang (
Feel free to refer to Hlub’s fb event page as well!

Hlub’s fb event page

Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

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Gamers United and Residence Life presents…
A Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament on the Nintendo Switch

When: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 – 3:00PM-7:00PM
Where: Student Lounge

The first place prize will be 1,000 Housing Expo Points (a way to boost you up the selection process for housing the following year) and the second and third will each get 500 Housing Expo Points. We will only have two joy-cons available, other controllers will be welcome if you’d like to bring extras.

– First come, first serve basis

Registration Form

FAFSA and MN Dream Act Completion Workshop

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The Multicultural Student Services and Student Financial Services are holding two FAFSA completion workshops in order to assist students in completing their FAFSA applications.

One workshop is on Thursday, February 7th 1:00-2:30pm the other on Wednesday, February 13th 4:00-5:30pm.

Both workshops will be held in Sverdrup 201. Students should be sure to bring their 2017 taxes/W-2s, parent’s 2017 taxes/W-2s and their FSA ID login. Computers will be available for use but students are welcome to bring their own laptops. For any questions about the event contact the MSS office at & 612-330-1087 or the Student Financial Services office at & 612-330-1046.

Workshop Event Page

Remember Assessment Day

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Assessment Day is February 26th from 10:50 am – 12:50 pm! Departments are encouraged to use this time to discuss or work on their annual assessment project. The Assessment Committee will also be conducting three workshops this year. Descriptions of the workshops are available in the RSVP link below. Lunch will be provided, so please fill out the form if you plan to attend.

RSVP for Assessment Day Workshops

Work Connections for Adult Undergrad Business Majors

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center will give an overview of Work Connections before your Thursday class.

Work Connections will satisfy the Augsburg Experience requirement for your degree. In addition to the presentation, Faculty from the Business Department will be joining us to engage you in conversation. This is a prime opportunity to build your professional network and learn about an important component of your curriculum.

When? Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time? 5pm to 5:50pm
Where? Hagfors Center, Room 151
Note: This event is for Business Majors ONLY in the Adult Undergraduate program.
A light meal will be served.

Please RSVP by selecting Yes or No in the Google calendar invite you received.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Work Connections

HabitAware: Winner of Meda’s $1 Million Challenge speaks at Augsburg University February 16

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“HabitAware, a local tech startup developing a smart awareness tracker called Keen to stop behaviors like hair pulling, nail biting and skin picking, took home the top prize at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s (Meda) $1 Million Challenge startup competition Wednesday.

As the first place winner in the $1M Challenge, Minneapolis-based HabitAware will receive $400,000 to advance its business.”

Read more at:

Jump Start Your STEM Job Search welcomes Aneela Idnani, co-founder and president of HabitAware, as its keynote speaker. Jump Start offers opportunities to:

-Network with STEM industry professionals
-Attend career-oriented workshops
-Gain insights from STEM panelists
-Get personalized feedback on resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles
-Have a FREE professional headshot taken.

Join us!
Saturday, February 16th
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Hagfors Center

Register for Jump Start Your STEM Job Search today!

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