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Fulbright US Student Program Advising

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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

General Announcements

Apply for the LEAD Fellows Internship- Fall 2020

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The application for LEAD Fellows Interns for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open!

The LEAD Fellows program is a great opportunity for students to develop their own leadership and civic agency through gaining meaningful work experience in community-focused organizations. LEAD Fellows have the support of a cohort of peers and Sabo Center staff as they discover what it means to be engaged citizens and critical thinkers. Fellows commit to bi-weekly meetings with the cohort as well as 2 (2 day) retreats annually, and can work up to 20 hours a week at their LEAD placement during the academic year.

Eligible students will be in their 1st or 2nd year with at least 2 years left in undergrad here at Augsburg, and interested in leadership development and social change work. The application will remain open through the week of April 6th.

Apply Here

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Presents… Emerging Connections: A Queer Pen Pal Project

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Deadline to sign up is APRIL 3rd!

This project was born out of the desire to build Queer community and connection during this time of social distancing. Queer history has shown us that community is one of the ways we survive during challenging or uncertain times. LGBTQ+ resource centers across the nation have come together to connect our Queer students. We hope the relationships that blossom from this program helps provide a sense of connection, belonging and solidarity to our LGBTQ+ students across state and institutional lines.

You have the option of being paired with someone from the Augsburg community or someone from a partner institution:
Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas Austin
UNLV Student Diversity & Social Justice
UMD Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Central Michigan University Office of LGBTQ Services & Gender Equity

Shout out to all these institutions for helping make this possible!

Sign-up here!

We Need Your Help: Lavender Shout Outs

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We need your help!

We want to compile videos, selfies, and artwork for our LGBTQIA+ communities. We are putting together a video to be shown at our Lavender Celebration.

Submission Prompt: Shout outs, positive affirmations, and anything you want fellow LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty know during these trying times.

Please submit your work to no later than Sunday, April 12th.

Campus Cupboard- Free Food Delivery

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Campus Cupboard staff are observing MDH approved protocol for health and safety related to COVID-19.

For now, students cannot access the Cupboard physically. Instead, students still living on campus can fill out a request form to receive a bag of food for pickup in Christensen (near Einstein’s). Food bag delivery times are:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:  11am-1pm

Fill out a delivery request form here, as many times as you need!

CWC Message to Students, Staff and Faculty

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Hello Everyone,

The Center for Wellness and Counseling staff has made changes regarding delivery of counseling services.

CWC counseling staff will not be offering in-person office appointments for the duration of spring semester. We are offering students 30- minute WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS by phone or by Zoom with a CWC counselor.

TO SCHEDULE A WELLNESS CONSULTATION with a CWC COUNSELOR, call Dianne Detloff at 612-330-1707 and leave a message with your name and phone number. For more information and resources on wellbeing and mental health, please access Phone counseling from ProtoCall Services is available 24 hours a day by calling 612-330-1707 and pressing #1. Students will directly be connected with a mental health counselor from ProtoCall to discuss any personal or mental health concerns, including a crisis.

All of us at CWC look forward to supporting your wellbeing, the best that we can at this challenging time. We sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes and good health to you,


Nancy Guilbeault Ph.D., L.P.
Director, Center for Wellness and Counseling
Augsburg University

Laptops Available to Borrow or Purchase at Augsburg

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Augsburg has computers on campus and available if students need them to fulfill the requirements of their coursework this term. Visit the Information Technology website to learn about the university’s laptop checkout program and HP Chromebook computers that are available for purchase and pickup through the bookstore. Supplies are limited.

Computer options available to students

Staff Senate Announces the Winners of the 2020 Outstanding Staff Awards

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We hope you’ll take a few minutes today to watch the slideshow we’ve prepared to announce this year’s winners of the Outstanding Staff awards.

Recipients of these awards have provided exceptional service to others, worked collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrated a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhanced the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work. The presentation also recognizes staff who celebrated a landmark work anniversary this year.

Congratulations to each of our nominees and our sincere thanks to everyone who submitted a letter of support for an outstanding colleague!



Outstanding Staff Awards Slideshow

Augsburg University Students Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic Resolution

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You can find the resolution below. Please make sure you’re logged into Inside Augsburg

Want to support the Campus Cupboard?

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Many folks in the Augsburg community have asked about donating to the Campus Cupboard. Thank you!

In order to continue stocking the Cupboard with high quality food (from our partner/supplier Loaves and Fishes), we will gladly accept monetary donations through Augsburg’s general donation page. Make sure to designate your donation to Other>Campus Kitchen. This is the best way to support us during this time, as we currently cannot accept food donations for health and safety reasons.

The Study Abroad and Away Office is Here for You

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The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses for spring break and summer 2021 have destinations in the following locations: Guatemala, New York City, Minnesota Tribal Lands, Cuba, Germany, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

You can also send us an email:, or stop by our website, below.

Comm Majors: Fall Semester in Mexico is Made for You

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Are you a Comm Major looking to study abroad? Want to get intercultural experience? Interested in using your media skills to engage in social justice issues? Join us for the Fall 2020 semester in Mexico:


Develop yourself as a socially conscious media professional equipped for the challenges of modern-day media! During your semester in Cuernavaca, Mexico, you will:

-Hear from experienced professionals on responsible journalism on critical issues such as (im)migration and the environment.

-Listen to the stories from those traditionally marginalized by society such as migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the U.S. and Canada, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and low-income people.

-Engage deeply with critical issues facing the U.S. and Mexico.

-Learn to look at the world through the intersectional lenses of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Costs for this program are often LOWER than your costs on campus because:

–You can use your full financial aid package for semester programs off-campus

–You will receive a $1500 CGEE Travel Grant on top of your fin aid, just for being an Auggie!

–Daily living costs are lower than in Minnesota!

–Ask about the Airfare Scholarship for Auggies going on this program

This program is great for communications majors or minors in their sophomore or junior year. Check out the website for more info!

Apply by May 1

Get more information and apply online

Event Announcements

Zyzzogeton 2020 Event is Canceled with a Virtual Alternative

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Zyzzogeton 2020 event is canceled with an alternative: we are offering researchers the opportunity to showcase their research poster on Augsburg’s Lindell Library Idun site. Contact URGO (Solveig Mebust or McNair Scholars (Lara Crombie with questions.

The poster submission deadline is extended to: Monday, April 13th at 4:00pm.

White Fragility and Microaggressions In the Workplace: When Good People Behave Badly

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion webinar series returns on April 23 with, “White Fragility and Microagressions In the Workplace: When Good People Behave Badly.” Learn more and register at

Register here

Emergency Meeting for ADSG

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Vice President Lucía Dávila Álvarez has called an Emergency Meeting to be held on Friday, April 3rd from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Student concerns, ideas, and voices regarding the impact of COVID-19 will be heard during New Business. Please reach out to any of the following senators to get placed on the agenda. The agenda will get sent out two hours prior to meeting.

Can’t make it to the meeting?
You can send in your questions, concerns, or ideas over to any ADSG representative. The Augsburg University Helpline is also avalible to answer your questions. Please provide your information and question either by Email: or Phone: 612-474-3100 or filling out the form:…/form/SV_e3Ah7xBXSmaabBP

Meeting Details
April 3rd, 2020 at 6:00pm

**Senior Class: **
Brittany Stokes –
Mitch Byers –

Junior Class:
Joe Gaskill -** **
Berlynn Bitengo –
Gabriel Ijjo –

Sophomore Class:
Adriana Robinson –
Bryam Castillo –
Ruth Vergara –
Sucaado Omar –

**First Year Class: **
Cesar Adrian DG – **
Ethan Reed –
Thin Thin Khine –
Gabriela Ortiz-Riera –
Olivia Brammer –
Willington Gahona –

Executive Board:
Arianna Antone-Ramirez –
Lucía Dávila Álvarez –
Ethan Quezada –
Kayla Sanchez –
Daniel Degollado Gualajara –
Miracle Adebanjo –
Jose Perales –
Elan Quezada –

Daily Chapel: “Palm Friday”

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Campus Ministry continues to offer daily chapel, on-line instead of in Hoversten Chapel. New chapel services are available daily and can be found on the Augsburg Campus Ministry calendar page. Today, we offer a ”Palm Friday service with Pastor Babette Chatman preaching, Deanna Davis singing “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” and “Ride on, King Jesus,’ and Sonja Thompson playing the prelude and postlude.

Services are also be available at the Campus Ministry Facebook page.

More information

Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggie Wins Prestigious STEM Award

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Laura Kundel, a junior biochemistry major, just received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. In addition to the monetary award of $7,500 Laura will now be deemed competitive for the top graduate programs in her field. There were 1,343 applicants from 451 institutions and 396 winners.

Lara has been a Sundquist research scholar the past two summers, once with Dr. Tara Mader and once with Dr. Wentzel. Dr. Wentzel assisted Laura with the research proposal section of the Goldwater and Wentzel, Mader and Allen all wrote letters on Laura’s behalf. Laura is scheduled to conduct research again this summer with Dr. Wentzel.

Laura is currently Vice President of Tri-Beta, an honors program student, member of the chemistry club and an organic chemistry tutor.

Her sister, Holly Kundel, won a Goldwater 2 years ago and is currently in the first year of her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at the University of MN.

Kudos Laura!


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