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Apply for Paid On-Campus Summer Research

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Research/Creative Activity can be done in all disciplines. There are 400, 200, and 100 hour options.

Compensation over 11 Weeks:
400 hours – $5700
200 hours – $2850
100 hours – $1425

First step: Read the URGO Summer Research Info Packet (found at the link below)
Second step: Talk to faculty in your discipline(s) and ask if they have ongoing research and are willing to mentor you

Phase 1 Application is now due February 9th

On Campus Summer Research Website

Get Paid to Do Summer Research Off-Campus

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Get paid to conduct scientific research with some of the nation’s top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through a summer research program. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

Visit URGO’s website using the link below to begin searching for opportunities. The deadline for many programs is in January 2021.

Contact URGO at to make an individual appointment if you need help finding opportunities or crafting your applications.

Off Campus Summer Research Lists and Databases

TOMORROW is Fellowship Friday

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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.

Fridays | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

ZOOM Information (requires an Augsburg login to view)

In Case You Missed Yesterday’s EDTalk

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Yesterday Kaija Freborg, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design highlighted “Take Two Teaching Tips” and discussed small techniques that make a big impact. The recording is linked below and resources from other past EDTalks can be found at

Recording of the Small Teaching EDTalk

2021 Scholarship, ICD, and Provost’s Internationalization Grant Applications are Open

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In the link below you will find information, calls for proposals, and applications for the 2021 Scholarship Grants, Instructional Course Design Grants, and Provost’s Internationalization Travel Grants. All of these grant applications are due Monday, February 15 at Noon.

2021 Grant Information and Applications (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Submit Your Nominations for Distinguished Contributors

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The Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Development Committee invite your nominations for the annual Augsburg University Distinguished Contributions Awards. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. All faculty or full-time staff who have been employed at the university for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

Nominations are due Monday, March 1.

2021 Distinguished Contributions Award Nomination Form/Information

General Announcements

Submit Your Art, Writing, Film, or Music to Murphy Square. Deadline Extended to January 29

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Submit your work to Murphy Square, the annual campus arts magazine!

Interested in curating student submissions? Then join our team of editors!

Submissions are open NOW and we’ve extended the deadline to January 29th so get your art in soon! To submit your work, visit

To join our editing team, email Jacey Mismash at and indicate whether you would like to edit for Prose, Poetry, Art/Film/Music, or all three!


Funds for On-Campus Internship

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Through generous contributions from alumni and donors during Give to the Max Day, the Strommen Center was able to create a fund to support internships for Augsburg students hosted by staff and faculty.

If you are interested in hosting an Augsburg student as an intern this spring please fill out the intern interest form. This form will be open until 5 pm on January 22nd.

•Positions should be at least 80 hours over the course of the semester
•The intern will be provided a stipend of $1,900 at the end of the internship
•Position can be remote or in-person depending on the operation of your department
•Departments who have not hosted an intern before will be prioritized
•Applicant must be a current student
•Strommen staff can support the department by helping to create the position description, develop the project or work, provide best practices in internships and supervision, and recruit a slate of candidates.

If you have any questions please contact Lee George at

Intern Interest Form

Frederick Douglass Scholarship to Study Social Justice Abroad Next Summer

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Ready to change the world? Apply for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, a full scholarship to study in Ireland in late summer 2021 with a cohort of student leaders from around the country!

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship was founded to empower students of color with a transformative experience abroad, much like Frederick Douglass was inspired by his travels. This year’s cohort is co-sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Douglass’s four-month journey around Ireland.

You’ll be based in Dublin and visit other cities where Douglass campaigned, while meeting with government leaders and social justice activists. Special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding – so critical in 2020 of all years!

This opportunity is offered by CIEE, a study abroad organization that Augsburg partners with. All program fees are covered and airfare is COVERED – you only pay for your passport (if you need one) and a few meals.

All eligible students who submit an application also qualify for a $1,500 scholarship towards any CIEE summer program! You don’t have to win the fellowship to qualify for this funding!!

Questions? Email

Apply here by February 14!

STEM Majors: Language Learning Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad

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The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicants in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:

Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)

Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks

Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:

• Check out the Boren website ( to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!

• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff in November:

• Let us know your interest by contacting Andrea Dvorak ( or URGO staff (

• Send application essay drafts to – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.

Final applications are due February 3!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

HR Benefits and Payroll Change Forms: Due by Noon TOMORROW

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Please submit any change forms you may have for your benefits to HR by noon this Friday, January 22, to be processed on the January 29 pay date. This includes routine HSA, retirement, direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email if you have questions or need help.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as bank accounts or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to for submission. Please contact for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Reminder: Batalden Applied Ethics Grant Student Proposals – Due TOMORROW

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Augsburg University’s students are invited to submit a Batalden student grant proposal to support student leadership in applied intersectional ethics on campus and/or in the local community. This student grant program defines applied ethics as work that focuses on, considers, and/or addresses public and/or private moral issues. The overarching objective of this grant is to support student work in intersectional applied ethics that promote social justice and social change. Grant funding for all student proposals is generously supported by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63, and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.

Applied intersectional ethics: Intersectionality is a concept that emerged out of critical race and legal scholarship. This student grant supports work that explicitly addresses intersectionality and ethics. Student proposals should address how interdependent structures and systems of discrimination that perpetuate oppression are ethical issues.

Grant amount: Student proposals may request up to $3000 for the proposed work (including up to $1000 Augsburg student stipends — the proposal should include rationale for the stipend amount requested). Note: Proposals requesting more than $3000 must provide compelling rationale (along with a detailed budget) for the financial request. All funds must be used before May 31, 2021.

Eligibility: Augsburg student (undergraduate, graduate and/or alum). A staff or faculty advisors is required. *Note: Student proposals may include community members outside of Augsburg University, but non-Augsburg affiliated students are not eligible for stipends.

Priority deadline: January 22, 2021 (before midnight)

Proposal submission: To submit a student grant proposal, please complete a proposal application (using Google forms, see link below).

Questions: Contact Prof. Bibiana Koh (, Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, for inquiries about this student grant opportunity.

Ring in the New Semester with TutorMe

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Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can find TutorMe on Moodle by clicking any of your classes! At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Food Lab Open Through Campus Kitchen

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The food lab is open through Campus Kitchen. Anyone is welcome to come experiment and cook. The limit of students available in the food lab is three people (this is excluding the two Campus Kitchen Student Workers). So if you are interested, please fill out the Google Form as soon as possible because these dates available are first come first serve. Additionally, do not hesitate to visit Campus Kitchen’s website or Campus Cupboard to learn more about what we do or who we are. For any questions or concerns, email

Google Form Sign Up Sheet

USPS Postal Rate Increase January 24

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Effective 1/24/21 USPS will be increasing several postage prices.
Stamp prices will be remaining the same at $.55 and large envelopes will stay at $1.00 for 1 oz.
International letters will remain at $1.20
Extra Ounce stamps will be increasing to $.20 (from $.15)
Metered letters will be receiving a $.01 increase
1st-class Packages and Priority mail will all be increasing between 3-7%

If you have any questions please contact

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Athletics Sports Information is Hiring Students

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Are you looking for an on-campus job? Do you enjoy athletics? You’re in luck if you answered yes to both questions!
The Sports Information team is looking to hire students to work at our home athletic events. Our student workers help with statistics and video webcast production. There will be paid training, so there is no need for previous experience. If interested, please apply through handshake. Email Ashley Holmes ( with any questions.

Event Announcements

Focused Conversation on Human Resources: Next Week

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What We’ve Learned in Human Resources
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
2-3 p.m.

Join Dawn Miller, director of human resources, and members of the HR team for a discussion about what we’ve learned over the course of 2020 in the department.

To register for this Focused Conversation, or to view the Focused Conversation schedule, visit the All Hands page (log in required).

All Hands Page

World Wednesdays Events and Schedule

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Missed yesterday’s firstWorld Wednesday on short term programs? No problem, it will be posted onlinesoon!

Inthe meantime, check out the upcoming topics and events we have planned:

Jan.27: STEM abroad

Feb. 3: Affordable studyabroad/away

Feb. 10: Psychology abroad

Feb. 17: Communication andnew media in Mexico

Feb. 24: Business abroad

March 10: CGEE in LatinAmerica

March 24: CGEE in SouthernAfrica

See full details and scheduleat our blog or follow us on Instagram @global_auggies for updates.

World Wednesdays Scheduleand Details

Workshop TOMORROW: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

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Dixie Shafer of URGO will lead a workshop on how to search for and apply to paid off-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in STEM fields.

This will be a virtual event designed to help students learn more about how to apply for summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

We will meet via Zoom on Friday, January 22, from 3:30 – 5:00PM.

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete this short registration link:

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at

TODAY- Ameriprise Financial is Hiring

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Sponsored by: Augsburg Student Business Organization and the Strommen Career & Internship Services.

Ameriprise Financial – Internship & Job Info Session
Thursday, January 21st
4:30-5:30 pm

All interested students are invited to attend a virtual information & panel discussion with Ameriprise Financial, featuring recent graduates from various institutions, including Augsburg. Students will hear from past interns on their experience, as well as, learn about the application process and deadlines.

Ameriprise Financial is one of our employer partners. They hire a number of Auggies each year for internships and/or full-time employment. The best way to find opportunities is through exploration and attending events like this!

Even if you aren’t looking currently, we encourage students to start networking EARLY so you do not miss deadline dates. All majors are encourage to attend.

Learn more about their summer internship program and types of positions offered.


Make a Difference for Middle Schoolers – Judge Virtual Debates for the MN Urban Debate League

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Make A Difference for Middle Schoolers! Judge Virtual Criminal Justice Reform Debates This Spring

The Minnesota Urban Debate League is a program of Augsburg University. We provide debate programming to middle & high school students in the Twin Cities. We are still providing middle school debate tournaments during COVID-19 pandemic – virtually! We need volunteers to make it happen.

You can judge tournaments from home. No experience required. Sign up today!

This year, middle school debate tournaments will be split into separate dates for rookie & novice (for new debaters) and JV & varsity (experienced debaters) divisions. You are welcome to judge either division, but if you’ve never debated before, it may be helpful to try a Rookie & Novice tournament first. No experience is needed to judge! We will train you virtually.

Volunteer Schedule:

January 28 (Thursday) – Rookie & Novice
February 5 (Thursday) – JV & Varsity
Feb 17 (Wednesday) – Rookie & Novice
Feb 24 (Wednesday) – JV & Varsity
Mar 9 (Tuesday) – Rookie & Novice
Mar 16 (Tuesday) – JV & Varsity
March 25 (Tuesday) – All Divisions (Championship)

Tournaments will generally begin at 3:30 PM.

Thank you for continuing to be part of the MNUDL community. We hope to see you at upcoming tournaments! See which tournament dates work with your schedule & sign up today.

Learn More & Sign Up

Neighbors Together in a Divided Nation: An Inter-Religious Conversation

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Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar

Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.

Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis

Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A.

Our presenters:

Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.

Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Register in advance for this webinar.

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