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Request for Feedback on General Education Learning Outcomes

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The directors of General Education and Assessment are requesting your feedback on the set of proposed General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs). The link below will take you to a survey outlining the context for this effort and the importance of identifying learning outcomes following our recent HLC accreditation review. A draft version of the learning outcomes is provided with an opportunity to share your thoughts on the direction of this critical work.

General Education Learning Outcomes Survey

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

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The URGO Summer Research Program is an on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
• 200 or 400 hours
• Program runs May 14-July 29, 2020
• Full-time = $4,400 plus housing stipend
• Half-time = $2,200 plus housing stipend
• Design project with a faculty mentor
• Seminars and Speaker Series for support and professional development
• Final written product and oral presentation
There is also the option to be a Research Assistant at 100 hours for the summer (stipend of $1,100), in which undergraduates assist faculty with research tasks.
Applications can be found at Send an email to to make an appointment with URGO staff and get advising on the application process!

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

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The URGO Summer Research Program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research and creative activity here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.
While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.
Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise and current line of inquiry.
To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website:
Please encourage interested students to make an appointment with URGO staff by contacting

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Attention, Augsburg Student-Poets

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Submit to Augsburg’s John R. Mitchell / Academy of American Poets Prize

Deadline for Submission: 17 February 2020

This competition, endowed by Jean Mitchell in honor of the late John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet, is for the best group of three poems composed by a current Augsburg undergraduate or graduate student. The award includes a $100 prize ($50 each, if split between an undergrad and a grad student) and a certificate from the Academy of American Poets. Carleton Professor emerita and poet Mary Moore Easter will be judging this year’s Mitchell Prize.

• A set of three well-proofread poems must be sent from your Augsburg email address as an attachment to by 17 February 2020.
• Writers should put Mitchell Prize in the subject line.
• The email must contain the titles of the poems, and the poet’s full name, pronouns, status (undergrad or grad), phone number, and mailing/permanent address.
• Winners will be announced by Augsburg University in early March. There will be a reading on campus with judge Mary Moore Easter and the prize winners on the evening of Wed, 25 March.
• In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.

Event Announcements

Register to attend the Retirewise Workshop Series (starts February 18th)

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Augsburg Wellbeing is inviting the Retirewise program back to campus. Retirewise is a financial and retirement education program presented by MetLife and is coordinated by our benefits broker, NFP. This program has been well received in the past, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to participate.

We invite you to learn more and see for yourself what action steps you can take to better prepare you to Retirewise. In just a few sessions you’ll be on your way to creating a realistic financial and retirement plan that works for you.

Join your colleagues for the complimentary, practical and straightforward Retirewise workshop series. It doesn’t matter how much or how little planning you’ve done, or if your retirement is many years away, you’ll find the Retirewise workshops worthwhile.

For more detailed information about the workshop series, and to register for the event, follow this registration link:

By registering, you are committing to attend each session in this 4-workshop series, which begins on February 18th. Specific dates, times, and locations are provided in the registration link.

Retirewise Information Flyer:

Registration Link

Augsburg Theater presents: Quake

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written by Melanie Marnich
directed by Emma Gustafson

It’s a big love Lucy is looking for. Her cross-country mission takes her through hilarious, but equally traumatic relationships in which time and emotion pass in a warped instant. Her quest becomes intertwined with that of a female serial killer. The two women find themselves on an exploration of the geography of the human heart.

Performances: January 30th, 31st, and February 1st at 7:00 PM, February 2nd at 3:00 PM
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater

Get your tickets here!

Auggie Doggies – Back TODAY

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After a nice semester break our friends from Paws for Learning will be back for their regular Monday morning visits at the Center for Wellness and Counseling office. Please plan to stop by to welcome back or visit for the first time with our four legged friends for a little stress relief and connecting with other students. The CWC office is located on the first floor of the Anderson Residence Hall. Call Dianne at 612-330-1707 for any questions.

Focused Conversation on Building Capacity for Enrollment Growth: Wednesday

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Provost Karen Kaivola and Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Robert Gould will co-host a Focused Conversation on building Augsburg’s institutional capacity to drive enrollment growth. They have invited special guest speaker David Strauss, principal of Art & Science Group, to join as a presenter via Zoom. For that reason, this Focused Conversation will be offered only once. A live stream will be available, and the session will be recorded for later viewing.

January 29, 2-3 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands

Memorial Service for Herbert Chilstrom, First Bishop of the ELCA

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There will be two opportunities to remember God’s promises in Christ Jesus and give thanks to God for the life and witness of former Presiding Bishop Herb Chilstrom.

Services of Holy Communion:

Thursday, February 13, 2:00 p.m.
Desert Hills Lutheran Church
2150 S. Camino del Sol
Green Valley, Arizona

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will bring a greeting, Bishop Deborah Hutterer will preach, and Pastor Martin Overson will preside. Reception to follow.

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 p.m.
Christ Chapel
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave, St Peter, MN
St. Peter, Minnesota

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will preside and bring a greeting, Presiding Bishop Emeritus Mark Hanson will preach, and Bishop Jon Anderson will bring a greeting. Reception to follow.

At both services, clergy and all rostered leaders of the ELCA, together with clergy of all ecumenical partners, are invited to robe and process (the color of the day will be green) and are asked to RSVP. Full details and RSVP information found at link below.

Service details and RVSP information

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