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Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institutes is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Selected participants spend the summer at one of five participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a $1,000 stipend. Contact URGO at or 612-330-1446 and reference your interest in PPIA before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more

PPIA Benefits and Eligibility

Summer Language Study with the Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program abroad in which students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction in less-commonly taught languages, as well as structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity. There are fifteen languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs.

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, a very strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting, and ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Languages with no previous study required:

Languages with one year prior study required:

Languages with two years prior study required:

To learn more about the program, go to . The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 25th.

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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or x1447

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 23rd.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or x1447.

Classroom Consultants – Confidential and Free

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Faculty, are you interested in a course tune-up? Sixteen 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 materials and learning goals, brainstorming sessions to address classroom issues, or any combination based on your goals.

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

General Announcements

ASAC wants you involved

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Want to get involved on campus? The Augsburg Student Activity Council is looking to recruit 4 new board members for the 2019-2020 school year. We will be looking for candidates to fill the First-Year Marketing Chair, Secretary, Events Chair, and Performance Chair.

We will be tabling in Christensen Center during chapel time on 10/1 & 10/2 feel free to stop by and meet some of the board.

If you have any questions to what each position duties pertain to, please check out our constitution on the Auggie Life website.

Contact us if you are intersted in applying!

Videos for All Hands meetings and Focused Conversations

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You can access the video recording and slides from September’s All Hands meeting on the All Hands page at Focused Conversation videos will also be posted there the business day after each presentation. These are shared using Google Drive, so you must be logged into your Augsburg Google account in order to view them.

All Hands

Student Share Shop Opening –Looking for donations

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Hey all,

Augsburg’s Environmental Stewardship Committee and Campus Cupboard are proud to announce a new student resource on campus: the student Share Shop. We are working towards opening this space in the sublevel of the old science building by Fall, 2019. To help us get started we are asking you—students, staff, and faculty at Augsburg—for some helpful donations.
Based off of a recent survey, here are some of the things we are looking for for the share shop:

– Household / dorm Repair (Spackle, Tool kits, poster putty)
– Recreational gear (sports equipment, out door games, hammocks, etc.)
– Office materials (calculators, sharpeners, staplers)
– First aid kits
– Twin XL sheets (new or washed)
– Weather related items (umbrellas, shovels, extra hats/scarves/mittens)
– Sewing/glasses repair kits
– Hot pots or rice cookers
– Cooking (Microwave, pots and pans, utensils, coffee makers)
– Board games, DVDs

Any donations are greatly appreciated and welcome, but please don’t feel obligated to donate. Donations can be brought to the Sabo Center located in the basement of Anderson Hall and placed in the designated bins. We appreciate your time and consideration thank you in advance.

For more informations please feel free to email me:

Campus Kitchen: Produce every Monday

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Campus Kitchen will continue produce distribution every Monday this semester from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Christiansen lobby. We will be implementing a new rule this semester to insure that everyone has an opportunity to get produce. The first hour (2-3pm) will be reserved for students and the following hour will be open for everyone. Please bring your own bag if you are able. Thank you for your continued support.

Campus Cupboard Homepage

Event Announcements

Talent Show Auditions

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The Augsburg Music-Theatre Club invites everyone to audition for our upcoming talent show! Looking for singers, dancers, actors, and everybody in between.

This is a LOW COMMITMENT talent show with NO REHEARSALS! We only ask for acts to be available on the evenings of November 1st and 2nd.

Auditions are on October 2nd and 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Anderson Music Hall M3 (the choir room).

Sign up to audition at the link below OR on the sign up sheets posted on the Foss Theatre door, Anderson Hall Music bulletin board (between the choir and band room), or Christensen stairwell bulletin board.

Warrior Women, This Saturday

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The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Warrior Women on Saturday October 5, 2019. Warrior Women looks at the history of Indigenous activism as lived and led by AIM activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcy. The film traces Madonna’s work for cultural sovereignty in education as she helped create the “We Will Remember” Survival School and the shared work she and her daughter have continued around environmental justice and Indigenous sovereignty. Join us for the screening of WARRIOR WOMEN and video conversations with Director Elizabeth Castle and activist Marcella (Marcy) Gilbert.

Where & When:
Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public

Native American Film Series

Event Series for Ongoing Grant Proposal Development: 10/17 (Broader Impacts)

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The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Thursday, October 17 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301. We will start with 45 minutes of discussion about Broader Impacts, which is especially relevant to research funded by the National Science Foundation. Everyone is welcome to attend — the discussion will focus on how to make sure your grant project is accessible to a variety of audiences. Materials from the National Alliance for Broader Impacts will be shared.

During the second half of the session, we will have 45 minutes of quiet time to write proposal drafts, think up research questions, or look into related projects and funders.

10/17 (Thurs., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Broader Impacts + National Science Foundation (NSF)

12/11 (Wed., 3:30 – 5pm, Lindell 301): Preparing and Managing your Grant Budget

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to Contact Lauren Causey with questions.

Are you a Music Therapy Student who wants to go to the Minneapolis conference for cheap?

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Music Therapy club is organizing monetary support for music therapy students wanting to go to the conference and needs a head count ASAP. Please email if you plan to go to the conference no matter what, or will only go with monetary help.

Free Bike Giveaway 10/2 5pm-7pm – volunteers needed

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Bikes donated by Bikes4Kids, an Augsburg Alum founded organization. B4K was founded for the purpose of collecting recycled bicycles, refurbishing and redistributing them to kids and needy people of the world.

30 bikes available to win! Register on site to enter and must be present to receive bike.

Sign up to volunteer

Open House: Forum on Workplace Inclusion / Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion and Augsburg’s new Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department are hosting a joint open house for our Augsburg colleagues and local partners.

We sincerely hope you can stop in, meet the team, see our new spaces, and learn about the great initiatives being developed together by Augsburg and The Forum!

Light appetizers plus an array of beverages will be available! No charge for attendance!

Time & Location:

November 7, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hagfors Center 1st Floor Lobby

Please RSVP to the Open House here!

You are invited to the Campus Ministry Fall Retreat

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Augsburg University Student Ministries and Campus Ministry invite students to an overnight retreat (from 5 pm Friday to 4 pm Saturday) on October 11-12 at Camp Iduhapi. Camp Iduhapi is located one hour west of the Twin Cities. The weekend will include meals together, a bonfire, worship music, a high ropes course, and much more! Register in the Campus Ministry office or with the online registration form:

The cost is $5. For more information, please contact Sarah Swindall at

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Faculty and Staff- Meet Employers Today

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Did you know that 71% of employers will be hiring 2020 interns and new employees during the fall semester?

This afternoon the Strommen Center is hosting the 2019 Career and Internship Fair where 38 employers will be recruiting Augsburg students to join their organizations as interns and employees. Staff and faculty are welcome to drop by Hoversten chapel, 3- 5 pm, to encourage students as they enter the Fair and to network with employers to promote Augsburg students and learn more about what their organizations do.

Many of our students do not realize employers have early recruitment timelines. In fact, some employers start recruiting as early as August! Many employers will be making final hires by early November so it is crucial for Augsburg students to be aware they need to act now. Please encourage students to attend career readiness events, visit the Strommen Center during drop-in hours (Tues-Fri 10 am – 4:30 pm), or make an appointment through Handshake.

The 2019 Career and Internship Fair is supported by Wells Fargo. Through a Wells Fargo grant the Strommen Center is launching two campaigns, Augsburg Works and Auggies Explore, during the 2019 and 2020 academic year focused on internships, post academic employment, and career exploration.

Registered Employers:
U.S. Bank
Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
Ameriprise Financial (Corporate Postings Only)
Robert Half
SPS Commerce
Wells Fargo
SEEK Professionals
SciTechsperience Internship Program at the Minnesota High Tech Association
ACR Homes
Boom Lab
Mayo Clinic
Andersen Corporation
Dart Transit Company
The Arc Minnesota
Enterprise Holdings
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Hennepin County
Thomson Reuters
Northwestern Mutual – Twin Cities
City of Saint Paul
Fairview Health Services
Boulay PLLP
Peace Corps
Metropolitan Council
Minnesota Twins
Best Buy
Securian Financial

Career and Internship Fair

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