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Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 3 undergraduate science students, 1 undergraduate business/economics student, 2 Augsburg faculty, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,000. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website (www.augsburg.edu/urgo). Completed applications must be submitted to urgo@augsburg.edu by Tuesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at urgo@augsburg.edu, 612-330-1337, or stop in at Hagfors 101.

Application

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

General Announcements

Copy Request System Maintenance

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

The Copy Request System is scheduled to perform maintenance starting Wednesday September 14, 2022, 12:00 AM PDT until September 14, 2022, 6:00 AM PDT. This may affect the ability to submit copy request orders. Please send orders before or after this window to ensure the order processes through to the Copy Center.

Central Services: Copy Services

Changes in Central Services

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

With the 2022-23 school year we have some changes to the Central Services. We are going down to a three-person staff:

Billy Callen – Copy Center
Jeni Long – Mail Room/Site Lead
Cody Hua – Shipping/Receiving

With the change in staffing levels we need to change the print project lead time to 24-hours. Please be sure to call the Copy Center (612-330-1054) before submitting anything needed sooner. The smoothest process to having your print job completed in time is to submit it using the Augsburg Copy Request system, https://sites.augsburg.edu/centralservices/copy-center-costs/. Printer support calls/paper request may now take up to 3 hours for Central Services to have someone free to come and look at it.

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MCAT and DAT Test Prep Scholarship Applications Due September 14

submitted by pearsong@augsburg.edu

The URGO Office has two scholarships for MCAT prep or DAT prep courses. One scholarship can cover up to $2,599. Applicants must be current Juniors or Seniors, and applications are due September 14th at noon. Late applications will not be considered because of the timeline set by the test prep company.

The scholarship application, linked below, is a google form. Any questions should be emailed to the URGO Office, urgo@augsburg.edu.

Application

First Echo Newspaper Meeting – TODAY

submitted by sosaz@augsburg.edu

The Echo is back and starting it’s first issue today! Join us as we put together our five sections: News, Sports, Arts & Culture, Opinions, and Features.

All students are PAID for contributing to the Echo ($15 per article) and do not have to write weekly!

Meet us in our office in the Auggie’s Nest (lower level Christensen Center) at 11:30-11:50am today to hear our editors pitches!

Want to learn more about the Echo? Follow our Instagram @augsburg_echo or visit our website augsburgecho.com

RSVP on AuggieLife

Augsburg Speech Team Meets Tomorrow

submitted by lapakko@augsburg.edu

Were you on your speech team in high school? Want to continue your speaking career in college? Augsburg’s speech team is gearing up for a new season. If you’d like to participate in forensics, just stop by David Lapakko’s office (178 Foss) tomorrow (Friday) anytime between 11:30 and 12:30. If you can’t make it tomorrow, just send Prof. Lapakko a note (lapakko@augsburg.edu) indicating your interest.

Back to School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

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

Need a Part-Time Job?

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Are you seeking a part-time job? If your answer is yes, the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work is here to support you! Whether you need assistance with searching for part-time jobs, writing your resume, or preparing for an interview, we are here to help. Stop by the Strommen Center (Christensen Center, Suite 100, Across from Einstein’s) for part-time job support.

Resources to find part-time jobs

Learn About the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

What is the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA)?

Called LS-NSSA for short, this program is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to increase the number of Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Augsburg LS-NSSA program provides stipends, research opportunities, and more to students who meet the eligibility criteria and complete a brief program application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you will hear back soon after applying. All students are welcome to participate in LS-NSSA events and programming but to receive program funding, a completed application is required.

How can I learn more about LS-NSSA?

To learn more, attend the following application session, or email stem@augsburg.edu with any questions. Interested students are invited to fill out the application at https://northstarstem.org/augsburg-university-applications-and-forms.

The application session will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022.
In-person session, 3:30 – 4:00 PM, Hagfors Center, Room 150A
Stop by and complete the LS-NSSA application
Meet scholars and learn about more upcoming events
Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at brookinj@augsburg.edu or stem@augsburg.edu.

To learn more about LS-NSSA, see https://northstarstem.org/.

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance Website

URGO Department is Hiring Health Professions Specialist

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

The office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) is hiring a full-time Health Professions Specialist to coordinate the prehealth program at Augsburg University.

The Health Professions Specialist will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining a high-quality prehealth program as well as advising prehealth students directly. This includes providing support and advice to current students, as well as alumni, who are considering a wide range of health professions and assisting them with finding vocational fit; assisting students with the health professional school application processes, providing information on entrance exams, fee waiver applications, accommodation requests, and interviews; collecting and disseminating information regarding health professions to students, faculty, and staff; collecting and maintaining data regarding students’ acceptances to health-related professional schools; coordinating campus health professions events; and developing relationships with health professions schools and programs to benefit applicants as well as alumni working in health professions to increase shadowing, mentoring and research opportunities for prehealth students.

Minimum Qualifications
– A Master’s degree in the liberal arts or sciences is required.
3 to 5 years of experience in healthcare, higher education, or career development coaching is required.
– Knowledge and interest in the writing process; ability to evaluate and coach students’ writing from diverse educational backgrounds and with varied skill sets.
– Knowledge of the health professions.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, please visit the Human Resources website (link below).

View Full Job Description

Ordering Packages

submitted by longj@augsburg.edu

As companies like Amazon and Target have switched to using flex drivers to deliver their packages we seeing packages delivered all over campus instead of to the Shipping/Receiving Department. We have been trying to fix the issue of packages being left in random places around campus. If you see a package delivered to someplace other then Shipping/Receiving please let us know or bring it in so we can get it to the correct person.

To help the flex drivers find the correct building please use the Christensen Center’s building address when ordering instead of the general campus address. Please make sure you have your full name on the order.

Your Name
720 22nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 5545

Thank you for your help in this matter.

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Event Announcements

Growing in a Contested Society: Reflections From Northern Ireland

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Augsburg CGEE is excited about the launch of our newest global semester program in Northern Ireland! Join CGEE and Program Director, Nigel Glenny, on Tuesday, September 13th at 3:40 p.m. in Hagfors 150.

Nigel will present an overview of the new semester program as well as the current political issues of the region. Stay afterwards for a meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!

RSVP today!

Annual TriBeta Plant Sale

submitted by vaneck@augsburg.edu

TriBeta and the Biology Dept. Greenhouse are holding their annual plant sale!

Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 10 a.m. — 3 pm.
Where: Lobby of the Christensen Center

Stop by and pick up a new green friend for your dorm room or office windowsill! We’ll have a great selection of easy-care species, bromeliads, succulents, mature cacti, goldfish plants and even a few sought-after aroids. We have very limited numbers of the most desirable plants, so get there early!

Cash only. Plant prices start at $5, and earnings go directly toward supporting TriBeta and Greenhouse activities.

Detailed plant sale flyer

2022 Oyaté Retreat

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Join us on our annual Oyaté Retreat! For 3 days & 2 nights, we will be engaging in team building activities, food, and building a community! Registrations are open now!

Hosted by:
Augsburg Asian Student Association
Augsburg Indigenous Student Association,
Augsburg Latin American Students,
International Student Organizations,
Pan-Afrikan Student Union,
Queer Indigenous and People of Color

When: Friday, Sep 23rd to Sunday, Sep 25th

Make sure to RSVP in the link below
https://bit.ly/3TOricC

For any questions or concerns, contact mlife@augsburg.edu

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

2022 Oyaté Retreat- Auggie Life

Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance 2022 Kickoff

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

The Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA) Kickoff is an annual event for undergraduate students in the sciences to share their research projects, explore career and internship opportunities, and network with other STEM students, faculty and professionals. This year, ten Augsburg LS-NSSA Scholars that conducted research this past summer will be presenting their research posters. Everyone in the Augsburg community is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.

What: Louis Stokes North Star Stem Alliance 2022 Kickoff
When: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 5:00-9:00pm
Where: University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant #1712619) which is intended to double the number of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a five-year period. In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance (LS-NSSA). LS-NSSA is a partnership of 16 higher education institutions and 3 community partners in Minnesota.

Registration for the poster fair is still open, so if you have a research poster and would like to participate, please fill out this brief form: https://forms.gle/xHerxdGpZDr1FGgs7. Note: students must meet LS-NSSA eligibility requirements in order to present.

For students that are interested in joining the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance, please visit the LS-NSSA website for more information or contact Dr. Jennifer Brookins-King at brookinj@augsburg.edu or stem@augsburg.edu.

LS-NSSA Website

Register for: Internship and Career Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to invite students to attend the on-campus internship and career fair on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Foss Center.

Many organizations do their recruiting for summer 2023 internships and entry-level positions (for spring graduates) in September and October. It might seem early but it’s a typical recruiting schedule for many organizations. In fact, employers like 3M, US Bank and Ameriprise Financial have application deadline dates in late September.

Register and learn more about the employers that will be attending. augsburg.joinhandshake.com

You can also register for one of our 20-minute prep sessions listed on the events page. Attending a prep session will help you to be more confident and successful at the job fair.

careers@augsburg.edu

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE!

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 14

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Study abroad and away is your chance to live and study in another place while EARNING CREDIT!

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to you, around the world and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, September 14

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to ENTER THE PRIZE DRAWING for great gift cards!

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

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