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Rangel Summer Enrichment Program is Live

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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program, held in Washington, DC, designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

The Program has two major components: First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focuses on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics, and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Program Benefits:

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day.

The Program provides a stipend for $3,300.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Application deadline is February 15th, 2022

Contact for application assistance

Apply Now!

URGO Summer Research Info Sessions

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Hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded ($6,000 for full-time researchers) to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, please contact

November 17th and 18th, 5-6pm in Hagfors 301

ED Talk November 10, 2021: “Developing Student Agency with Problem-Based Learning”

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Jacqui deVries, professor of history, and recipient of the 2021-2022 Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award, will explore the concept of high-impact, integrative learning strategies aimed at developing student agency, and will share examples of their application in a project-based history course that works with external clients to develop local history walking tours.

CTL offers Ed Talks (based on the concept of TED Talks) before each faculty meeting from 3:10-3:30pm over Zoom (link provided below; Augsburg login required). This year’s theme is “The Future of the Professoriate at Augsburg”, and 2021-2022 Ed talks will be framed under this broad theme that speaks to our “new normal” and beyond.

Ed Talk Zoom Link

General Announcements

Impress An Employer with Your Resume

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A resume is the first piece of information about you a potential employer will see. It’s crucial that it is prepared well. Meeting with a Strommen Career Peer Advisor is a great way to get specific feedback and tailor your resume to the position you want. Our Career Peer Advisors are ready to help you Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 9am-2pm and Thursdays 9-11am. Christensen Center, Suite 100. Across from Einstein’s. We look forward to supporting you!

Online, on-demand resume resources are available on our Strommen Community Moodle Site!

Looking for an Attitude of Gratitude? Use 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 access TutorMe through any of your Moodle 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 the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Bookstore Accounts are Opening for Spring — Here’s What You Need to Know

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Bookstore charge accounts will open the day after you’ve registered for spring term. The last day to charge online orders is Sunday, January 16th, 2022. The last day to charge in-store purchases is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Due to the financial aid cycle, you can only charge expenses to your bookstore account during this specific period. Be sure to plan ahead!

The full bookstore policy is available on the Student Financial Services webpage, link is below.

Bookstore Policy

Where to Find Human Resources Information and Forms

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Hello! We have been receiving many inquiries regarding how to locate/fill out forms, access employee resources, and receive general HR help; Augsburg HR wants everyone to be aware of the many self-serving resources on the Human Resources page in AugNet ( All necessary forms can be found at ( where they can be downloaded as a PDF, populated online, and re-submitted to our secure drive at (

Additionally, when looking for specific help or questions that you did not find the answer to on our site, you can seek help by emailing one of the specific inboxes below: ~ Student Employment positions, info, questions ~ Timesheets, adjustments, general payroll questions ~ General questions for Human Resources and info

By sending your question through email to the pertinent inbox it allows the appropriate team member to see and generally respond faster to your inquiries.

We are here to help and serve YOU!

Student Stress and Coping Study

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Between the COVID-19 pandemic, political turmoil, and growing racial injustice in our country, the past year and a half have been full of unique challenges. We invite you to participate in a study examining student experiences and mental health during the pandemic and following the murder of George Floyd.

To better understand student experiences and mental health during this time, sociology professor James Vela-McConnell is conducting a study of current, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. This study involves a 20-to-30-minute, mostly multiple-choice online questionnaire which can be completed at your convenience. Participation in the questionnaire will be completely confidential, and automatically enter you into a raffle for one of three $100 gift cards, one of six $50 gift cards, or one of eight $25 gift cards from Target. A report based on this study may also be shared with the Center for Wellness and Counseling at Augsburg to allow them to better serve the mental health needs of students.

Take the survey

Event Announcements

Student-designed, Locally-sourced Salads in the Commons

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The Augsburg Local Salad Team + Dining Services are excited to share delicious student-designed, locally-sourced salads with the Augsburg community!

Salads will be available November 9th, 16th, and 17th + during Late Night Breakfast in The Commons and at Kafeega on November 13th 12-1pm (+ more dates to come).

Come give them a try!

Performers and Volunteers Needed: Put in Your Word RSVP Now – HWT x PASS Hmong New Year

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You’re invited!
Hmong Women Together is collaborating with Pan Asian Student Services to host the first Hmong New Year at Augsburg! At this event, we will have traditional Hmong food, activities, and local performers. We hope to celebrate the new year with you and have a great time! Don’t forget to bring your friends & families!!
Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Student Lounge, Christensen Center
Address: Christensen Center, 720 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

**Please RSVP in advance before the event, as it is REQUIRED to enter due to safety reasons**
Link for Augsburg students, staff & faculty and their guests to RSVP:

NOTE: Masks are still mandatory in our campus buildings, so please bring your mask and wear except when eating.

**If you would like to perform at our Hmong New Year, please submit your form ASAP as there are limited spots available! We are inclusive of all cultures & types of performances, click link below for more details & sign up!!**
Non-augsburg students, staff, and faculty can perform as well.

**If you would like to be a volunteer for our Hmong New Year, please sign up ASAP by using the link below: Non-augsburg students, staff, and faculty can volunteer as well.–YEg/viewform

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at or

Info Session 11/9- Learn How to get an Internship with UpTurnships

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Are you looking for a professional development program and internship opportunity?
On Tuesday, November 9th from 4:30-5:00pm in the Christensen Center Marshall Room students are invited to attend an info session to learn about Upturnships’ professional development program and internship opportunities.

UpTurnships is a local nonprofit dedicated to getting underrepresented college students paid internship opportunities. They are currently recruiting for spring and summer programs with opportunities available in computer science, finance/accounting, sales, business, marketing, HR, Supply Chain/Operations, and more! Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to apply.

Please visit their website at

Sponsored by: Strommen Career & Internship Center

360WowInc Tabling Today – Hiring Part-time Help

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360WOWINC, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, and Shack Shine is coming to Augsburg University! We are currently offering part-time and full-time positions, both of which are great for students. At 360WOWINC, you will be able to work with people your own age, manage your own day, and make a lot of money while having fun at work! To learn more about our offerings, come visit us in the lobby of the Christensen Center on November 8th between 10:30am -12:30pm or send an email to We look forward to meeting all of you soon!

Annual Faculty and Staff Anti-Racism Training

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During the June 9, 2020 University Town Hall, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete anti-racism training. Please use the link provided to learn more about this year’s training and to register. Questions can be directed to the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at

Anti-Racism Training 2021-2022 Website

Applying for Paid STEM Internships through SciTech

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Looking for an internship experience for spring or summer that is with a smaller company with a STEM context? Come to a workshop to learn about the program from SciTech staff. They will even walk you through the application process.

Two attendance options!

VIRTUAL: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 4:30-5:30pm over Zoom

IN-PERSON: November 18th, 4:30-5:3pm in Hagfors 150B

Learn more about the SciTech STEM Internship Program from SciTech staff
Hear about past student internship company placements and experiences
Ask any questions you may have about the program or process
Complete the SciTech application as part of the session

About SciTech:
The mission of SciTech is to connect college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to paid internships in small to mid-sized companies.

SciTech was created in 2011 to address Minnesota’s STEM workforce needs. Since its inception, SciTech has helped nearly 2,200 students find paid internships in small and medium-sized Minnesota companies.

Questions? Email

Workshop on Friday 11/12: Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

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Want to learn more about off-campus research opportunities in STEM? The National Science Foundation supports programs called Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs.

On Friday, November 12, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, 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 search for and apply to summer research opportunities nationally as well as locally.

Date: Friday, November 12
Time: 4:00 -5:30 PM
Format: Virtual over Zoom

All are welcome! Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration link below.

REU’s are offered in a wide range of STEM and interdisciplinary subject areas. Here is an example of one REU:

The Aquatic Science, Engineering, and Technology (ASET) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (ASET-REU) is a 10-week program and immersive research experience exposing eight undergraduates per year to authentic aquatic research.

The ASET-REU program focuses on the Great Lakes and Hudson River basin research and includes an integrative learning community through research, seminars, professional development, and social activities. The program leverages existing research and educational programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

Scholars will develop a diverse background and interdisciplinary network, foster an understanding of research, create strong relationships with mentors and peers, and acquire experiences in all aspects of “doing research”, motivating them toward and positioning them for a STEM career.

Questions? Feel free to contact Rebekah Dupont at

REU Workshop Registration:

Interfaith Ally Workshop on November 11

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The Interfaith Ally Workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies. This workshop qualifies as an equity/inclusion event to help maintain good standing in the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. The Interfaith Ally Workshop is a program of Interfaith at Augsburg and Campus Ministry.

For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at

The Interfaith Ally Training will be offered November 11 at 1:50 – 3:30 pm in the Marshall Room in the Christensen Center.

Register for workshop

Open Enrollment is November 1–12

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Benefits Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 PM on November 12. Please review the 2022 Benefits Guide for important information and rates for the upcoming benefit year.

All benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to attend an open enrollment information session; all will be virtual again this year. Use the Zoom links below to register for one of the live sessions:

Tuesday 11/9 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A recorded session for on-demand viewing can be found at

To enroll or make changes to your benefit elections, visit:
Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment.

For your convenience, your current 2021 benefit elections will be pre-populated in the open enrollment portal. Even if you are not making changes, we ask that you submit the enrollment form to confirm your selections will remain the same for 2022.

Please note, 2021 pre-tax HSA and FSA annual elections do not carry over into the next benefit year, so you must elect an amount for 2022 to continue participation.

**Anyone who enrolls the first week will be entered into a drawing to win some exciting PRIZES!

Link to 2022 Benefits Guide ~

This link leads to our HR Benefits page; Please click the “NEW 2022 Benefits Guide (PDF)” under the Benefits header to view.

Email with any questions.

TODAY Auggie Connect for Students with Disabilities

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Join us today at 3:30 pm for a conversation with Josh Kent of Augsburg’s Center for Wellness and Counseling.

Auggie Connect is open to Augsburg students with disabilities and is a space to gather, support one another and find community. Join CLASS staff Cassie Charles and your fellow Auggie students on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Join us in person (Sverdrup 102, near Enrollment Center) or via Zoom. Contact for disability-related accommodations.

Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1256 1020
Passcode: 787265

Join Zoom Meeting Today

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Duplex for Rent in NE Mpls. Arts District

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Dear Community Members,
I’m helping a neighbor of mine. Please feel free to email me at if you have questions.

Northeast Duplex for Rent
1510 Adams St. NE, Minneapolis, MN
Inquiry call owner 612-789-7986

• Quiet, clean first floor duplex–2 bedrooms, 1 bath
• Formal Dining room, eat in kitchen and living room
• Pantry
• Hardwood floors throughout
• Beautiful woodwork throughout
• Free storage room
• Free laundry in basement with washer and dryer
• Built in 1906 as a duplex
• Front porch and backyard
• Easy bus access
• Located in the heart of the Northeast Arts District: Blocks from Indeed Taproom, Young Joni, Mayslacks, Sociable Cider Werks, Bauhaus Brewery, Able Seedhouse Brewery

This spacious and sunny 2-bedroom 1-bathroom lower-level duplex has hardwood floors, natural woodwork throughout, stained glass, eat-in kitchen, pantry, free washer/dryer, front deck and backyard, free storage on the premises, and more. The home is also located nearby excellent breweries, shopping and major transportation routes. Renters pay gas and electric. No children or smoking of any kind. There is a $25.00 application fee. Monthly Rent 1,200.00.

Personal Care Assistants Needed

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Hi! My name is Bella and I am a second year student here at Augsburg studying graphic design. I am currently trying to find personal care assistants to help me in my day to day life here on campus. This would include getting me ready for the day, helping me get set up for class and assisting me around campus. I am currently looking for people who would want to work some hours during this Fall semester! If you are a pre-med or nursing student, this is a great opportunity to get experience with patient care. Plus, you get to be paid to have fun!

I really enjoy getting coffee, watching Netflix, drawing, and painting. I consider all my assistants as my friends and if you work for me, you are guaranteed a good time! If you are interested, please text me at: 612-345-2855 or email me at Hope you will join!