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Free Virtual Tutoring

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Students – free subject tutoring is available all year long through TutorMe. Each student will have 3 hours available each week. You can click the TutorMe icon in any of your Moodle classes to be connected. Do not wait until you are deep in to the semester to use this additional support. Make it a part of your studying regime from the start! For more information you can visit

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,325 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.

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 14th.

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

Find the application at URGO’s website.

URGO On-Campus Research

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

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This is a pilot program supporting undergraduate research students through federal work-study funds. We are limiting the number of student researchers supported during the 20-21 academic year to 12 students and funding will be determined by a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty from any discipline who need assistance with their research from a student are invited to participate in the pilot. An individual faculty member may propose only one student position who will work 5-20 hours per week and no more than their federal work-study allotment. During the 20-21 academic year, the research projects must follow Augsburg’s guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Please note that the student eligibility for federal work-study and the total number of hours must be confirmed by Human Resources after you complete this form. Open until all 12 positions are filled.

If the student will work 100 hours or less total, we recommend applying instead for the URGO Academic Year research grant.

Questions contact Human Resources at

2020-2021 Federal Work-Study Student Researcher Request Form

Fellowship Fridays at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

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Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fellowship Fridays ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

Tech Tip: Automatically Upload Zoom Recordings to Google Drive

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By installing Google File Stream, you can automatically direct your Zoom recordings to a folder in your Google Drive. If you have several courses, you can set up a folder for each. Learn how by clicking the link below.

How to Upload Zoom Recordings to Google Drive Automatically

General Announcements

Interim Bookstore Contact for Faculty and Staff

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Effective immediately, please direct any bookstore-related questions to Kimberly Anderson, assistant manager/textbook manager, at or 612-359-6491.

Chanti Miller recently departed her role as bookstore manager. Currently, Barnes & Noble is interviewing for the store manager role. When that position is filled, we will share the individual’s name and contact information.

Augsburg Dining Services Expanded Service

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Beginning Thursday September 10th, we will be resuming some of our traditional services at Einstein’s and The Commons.

Einstein’s will provide hot sandwiches and coffee drinks along with the chilled beverages and grab ‘n go items. Coffee and bottled beverages will still be dispensed by our staff. Payment will be limited to Flex points, meal replacement and credit cards. No cash transactions at this time.

The Commons will provide expanded hot breakfast and lunch service. Faculty and staff are welcome to use The Commons, though we are still not using cash for payment. All meal plans, including commuter meal plans and flex points will be acceptable. You would be able to pay for your meal with a credit card as well.

At this time, Nabo will be closed on a temporary basis. Please refer to for updates.

Thank you.

Students: Remote Learning, Studying, and Eating Spaces on Campus

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Students can view the document below to find details about campus spaces reserved specifically for remote learning, studying, and eating during the fall semester.

Reserve a remote learning space in Lindell Library here:

List of first come, first serve remote learning, studying, and eating spaces.

Wednesday Sabbath Time

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You are invited to listen to a podcast of the Liturgy of the Hours presented by Luther Seminary Chapel:
Prayer that goes with you wherever you may be. The Liturgy of the Hours is an ancient practice of prayer throughout the day to help keep track of time. We offer one episode with three chapters: for morning prayer, evening prayer and night prayer. This particular podcast we recorded this summer. New podcasts are forthcoming with some involvement from Augsburg students, staff, and faculty.

Looking for a Job or Internship?

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Are you writing a resume or cover letter for the first time and don’t know where to begin? Or are you applying for a job or internship? Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by a Strommen Career & Internship Services Peer Advisor. Our trained Career Peer Advisors are available Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Click here to meet with a trained Career Peer Advisor

COVID-19 Testing: Thursday Afternoon on Campus

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COVID-19 testing will be available to Augsburg students, staff, and faculty on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the quad at Augsburg. There is no preregistration and the testing will be walk-up only, first come-first served, so there may be a brief wait for services. Drive-up and walk-up testing are also available at the People’s Center, 425 20th Ave S, (one block west from Augsburg on Riverside Avenue) Monday through Friday, at the outdoor testing site on 20th Avenue.

The testing process consists of on-site registration with People’s Center, a brief medical appointment (about 10 minutes) for assessment of symptoms/exposure and discussion of risks, and a throat swab test. Results are usually available in 3-5 days and participants will get a call back for both negative or positive results. For this event, result calls will likely go out on Monday 9/14 or Tuesday 9/15.

Participants will need:
Insurance cards/information if they have health insurance. While insurance will be billed, participants are not responsible for any out of pocket expenses, such as copays or deductibles. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance.

A contact phone number to get test results.

A face covering, which must be worn at all times on the test site. Disposable face masks are available at the test site, but participants are encouraged to wear their own masks.

Participants should also be prepared to discuss symptoms or possible COVID-19 exposure and medical risk factors with the health care professional.

RefWorks Canceled – Migrate Your Data Now

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Lindell Library canceled its RefWorks subscription effective September 15. If you use RefWorks to manage your citations, we encourage you to immediately migrate any bibliographic data you may have stored in RefWorks to free alternatives such as Mendeley or Zotero. All data should be downloaded from your RefWorks account no later than Friday, September 11. If you have questions, please contact your library liaison or Mary Hollerich, or x1603.

Migrating from RefWorks

COVID-19 Database Available

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Lindell Library’s HeinOnline database added a new collection, “COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law”, which provides:

Factual information on the impact of COVID-19 on public health, economics, society, and the world;

Scholarly articles and external links to supplement their research; and

Hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.

“COVID-19 in America” provides insight into the federal response to the pandemic, covering widely reported topics such as vaccine development, as well as less publicized topics such as the pandemic’s effect on organ donation and transplantation, support for the homeless, and more.

For more information, contact your liaison librarian or Mary Hollerich, or x1603.

HeinOnline COVID-19 in America database

Event Announcements

Theater Department Town Hall

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The social unrest that followed George Floyd’s cruel murder generated much-needed call outs, discussions, and reflections. In June, the full-time Theatre faculty sent a letter titled “Working Towards Racial Justice in the Theater Department” addressing these and stating our commitment to an anti-racist department. We hope you had an opportunity to read and reflect on it.

As promised, the first event with students is the Town Hall Listening Session on September 10 at 4:00pm to center students’ thoughts, questions, and feelings and a working session to collectively come up with the next steps of a plan.

Check your email for the Zoom link, or email!

Forum Webinar – Engineering Affinity: An Easier Way to Create an Inclusive Environment

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When: September 17, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Joseph Santana, CDO PowerCircle
Cost: Free

Learning to accept differences, watching our thoughts, avoiding right and wrong dichotomies, training for unconscious bias awareness—these are all often-recommended steps toward being more open and accepting of others. Companies spend billions of dollars a year on these training programs. Unfortunately, they often fall short. Find out why and take away easy-to-apply, quick, practical ways to create the inclusive environment you want!

Announcing World Exploration Week

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The Study Abroad/Away office will be exploring study abroad and online global options during the week of September 14-18, and on Friday the 18th we will be hosting our first ever virtual study abroad/away fair!

Check out our study abroad “preview pages” to see which programs and providers will be available to meet at the virtual fair on Friday. Various videos and quick introductions have been included to give students time to learn and explore their global options. Instructions on how to connect at the fair, including links and schedules, will be posted at the preview page website, so keep checking for new content every day!

Daily events during world exploration week include:
Monday 9/14: Getting Started – what is study abroad/away and how does it work at Augsburg?
Tuesday 9/15: Find Your Program! – There are so many choices! Learn tips and tricks on how to narrow your search for the perfect program for you.
Wednesday 9/16: Revolution & Justice – Hear from Augsburg CGEE’s global faculty from Nicaragua on what we can learn from revolutions around the world.
Thursday 9/17: CGEE Study Centers – Learn about the most affordable study abroad programs for Auggies, our very own CGEE Study Centers!
Friday 9/18: Virtual Study Abroad/Away Fair – Meet with providers and exchange partners from around the world in real time to ask questions and learn more about programs that interest you (pre-registration required)

Can’t attend live? No problem! Events will be recorded and released for students to watch at their own time and leisure. We can’t wait to explore the world with you!

Preview Pages

Accounting and Auditing Student Conference

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center would like to invite Accounting majors
to attend the 23rd Annual Accounting & Auditing Student Conference on September 29th. Cost is $10.

It’s never too early to connect with future employers. This is your opportunity to visit with nearly 50 accounting employers virtually and attend breakout sessions to learn more about accounting careers and cultures.

The event is not sponsored by Augsburg University, however, we highly recommend that students majoring in accounting attend.

Register and learn more:

Keeping Track of Auggies

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