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Clinical Psychology PsyD program Receives Accreditation

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The Commission of Accreditation voted to grant the PsyD program ” accredited (on contingency)” status effective December 8, 2021. Doctoral programs “accredited, on
contingency” must provide outcome data for students in the program and program graduates within 3 years of receiving that status. These data must be provided in an updated self-study due by September 1, 2024. Upon review of the updated self-study, a site visit may be approved and the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status.

Congratulations and thanks to all of the faculty, staff and students who worked to make this happen.

Teach, Study, Conduct Research Abroad for Free

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URGO is looking for Fulbright applicants to study, conduct research, carry out a creative project or teach English in over 140 countries.

We are looking for junior, seniors, graduate students, or recent alums who:
– Are U.S. Citizens
– Hold a 3.0 GPA or higher for English Teaching Assistantship
– Hold a 3.5 or higher for study and research
– Are active on campus or their home communities
– Will serve effectively as cultural ambassadors

Interested students should contact to set up an appointment to talk about the Fulbright program.

Fulbright Website

General Announcements

Multicultural Life Spirit Week

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Multicultural Life Spirit Week Starts Next Week! There will be different themes starting Monday, April 26 to Thursday April 28th. Come and Join us as there will be food, raffles and games! This is a place and time to both relax and get in the needed time to study for finals!

Where: Oyate Commons
When: Starting @10am

Tuesday-Cosplay/Costume Day
Where: Student Lounge
When: 12pm-1pm

Wednesday-Auggie Pride Day
Where: Oyate Commons
When: 12pm-1pm

Thursday-HAT DAY
Where:Oyate Commons
When: 12pm-1pm

MnTech Foundation Scholarship Applications – Now Open

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Greetings! It is that time of year again!

We are currently accepting applications for the Minnesota Technology Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MN Tech member companies. The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

We also have Named Scholarships in specific areas supported by our generous sponsors. In the past, we have provided scholarships in Computer Science, STEM Education, Data Science, Women in STEM, Underrepresented Populations in STEM and Women in Computer Science. We encourage you to let students know of this additional and exceptional opportunity.

Eligibility requirements:

Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2022 and presented to recipients at Minnesota Technology Association Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Special Circumstances

In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here.

Deadline for application is May 20th, 2022. The application form is available below or on the website.,

Where is your Mail Going?

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.
Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 16, 2022) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.
If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( or send us an email ( with any relevant information. There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.
We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.
We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of Year Campus Box Survey

Bee a Smart Student Using 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

Auggie Pride Recipient for April: Erin Moore

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Congratulations to our Auggie Pride Award winner for the month of April, Erin Moore, Unit Leader in the Education Department. In the last few months, Erin has coordinated and led the significant work needed to prepare the department Self-Study to be submitted to PELSB. Erin worked diligently with faculty and staff to prepare this important document. Although it was a team effort, Erin was instrumental in ensuring that all aspects of the self study were completed and this work will now lead into the site visit from PELSB in the upcoming academic year.!”The Augsburg staff senate is happy to recognize her amazing work. Congratulations Erin!!

MN Indian Teacher Training Partnership (MNITTP) Application is Available

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The 22-23 MN Indian Teacher Training Partnership (MNITTP) application is now available for new and returning Augsburg students. Priority deadline for application is June 1st, 2022 and students are required to complete the 22-23 FAFSA.

More information about eligibility and the application can be found on the American Indian Student Service website:

Click here for the MITTP application.

Event Announcements

Hat Day – Multicultural Life Spirit Week

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Today is the last day of spirit week with Mlife for this semester, make sure to come and celebrate the last couple days of the semester with us as Hat Day! We will be wearing some of our favorite hats for today’s theme. Come down to Oyate commons in one of your favorite hats or take a picture and send us of you in your favorite hat!

Where: Oyate Commons
When: 12pm-1pm

Hay Day – Auggie Life

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshop

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The URGO Office is kicking off Application Boot Camp with a Personal Statement Workshop this year! Application Boot Camp brings together applicants working on centralized applications to health professions programs, personal statements, and secondary applications.

May 3rd at 10:30 AM in Hagfors 104

Contact Catherina Kipper with any questions:

Register Here

Retirement Reception for Provost Karen Kaivola, May 12

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Please join the campus community on Thur. May 12, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. in the Quad, as we celebrate Karen’s nine years of service and offer congratulations on her upcoming retirement. Brief remarks will be offered starting at 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

We invite staff and faculty to gather and share in this opportunity to thank Karen for her contributions to Augsburg University and offer best wishes!

The Marshall Room has been reserved in case of inclement weather.

Keeping Track of Auggies

Auggies Wins National Boren Scholarship

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The Off-Campus Study Office and URGO are pleased to announce that Justin Holewa, a ’23 biology major, received a Boren Scholarship for $25,000. Justin will be studying Korean in South Korea for a full year. Only 25% of applicants receive this nationally competitive award. Justin can imagine himself working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a range of topics, including a plant disease called citrus greening. Justin completed a summer of URGO research funded by donors Dean and Amy Sundquist under the mentorship Dr. Leon van Eck.

Boren Scholars study a wide range of critical languages, come from diverse fields of study and immerse themselves in the language and cultures in world regions underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars are committed to public service, working in positions critical to U.S. national security throughout the federal government.

STEM students can participate in intensive language and cultural study for a summer, or like other applicants, study for six to twelve months in world regions underrepresented in study abroad. If you are interested in learning more about the Boren scholarship, please contact Andrea Dvorak in Off-campus Study at or Dixie Shafer in URGO at

Congratulations to Justin!

Auggie Named a Udall Scholar

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Alyssa Parkhurst, a junior at Augsburg double majoring in Environmental Studies and American Indian Studies, has just been named a Udall Scholar. Only 55 students across the country are selected. Alyssa’s scholarship is in the category of Tribal Policy. She receives $7,000 and will spend five days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation at the Udall Ranch. extending her professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Alyssa is an Act Six Scholar, Summer intern at Dream of Wild Health, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator at Augsburg, Storyteller for Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Jingle dress dancer and educator.

Congratulations, Alyssa!

Udall Website


Summer Job Opportunity for Patient Hours

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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 Summer! 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!