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Faculty: Apply for Professional Development Funds by October 1

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If you plan to attend or present at a conference (or engage in other professional development that requires funding) December 2022 through February 2023, the deadline for requesting funds from the Faculty Development (aka CTL) budget is October 1, 2022.

You may apply at any time before the deadline; all requests will be reviewed and a decision communicated no later than October 3, 2022. You can find the request form, as well as all deadlines and a full description of the criteria used to allocate funding this year, on the CTL Ongoing Grant Offers webpage (link below).

As always, if you have any questions please contact

CTL Ongoing Grants Offers webpage

Two Workshops for Faculty Mentors (Advisors) October 3 and 5

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Informed mentoring/advising of our students can be critical to their success, on-time graduation, and achieving their academic goals. The Degree Audit we’ve been using since 2021 is designed to help students and their faculty mentors better and more effectively communicate with each other about university and discipline-based requirements specific to each student as well as documentation of the student’s progression toward graduation.

In response to faculty requests, the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team is pleased to offer two sessions to help faculty learn more about the Degree Audit and how to use it as a tool for mentoring/advising students. Faculty may attend one or both workshops, and should RSVP planned attendance to one or both by sending an email to no later than 2pm the day of the session.

Faculty Development Workshop: Degree Audit Tutorial
October 3 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: Receive step-by-step, hands-on degree audit training from the Registrar’s Office Graduation Team. Feel free to bring your own laptop.

Faculty Development Workshop: Understanding a Degree Audit
October 5 from 3:40-5:10pm in Sverdrup Hall 205 (computer lab).
Description: The Registrar Office’s Graduation Team will lead you through sections of the degree audit to increase your understanding of the audit. Feel free to bring your own laptop, questions, and/or confusing audit examples.

As always, If you need accommodations for either of these sessions or have any questions, please contact

Apply for Mayo Innovation Scholars Program – Due TODAY

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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 $1,500. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website ( Completed applications must be submitted to by Tuesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1447, or stop in at Hagfors 101.


Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy

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Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of six participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, University of Washington or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2023 and August 2024. To be competitive for this opportunity, students should have a 3.5 GPA or above. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; November 1, 2022.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 1 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

Want the Writing Center to Visit Your Class?

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Please use this form to let us know that you would like a Writing Center tutor to visit your class. A tutor (or the Director) will talk about why a student might want to visit the Writing Center, describe what happens in a tutoring session, and share information about our hours and location.

Class visits last for 5-10 minutes and are usually scheduled at the beginning of a class period. If you complete this form, we will email you to confirm the date and time of the visit.

Thank you for inviting a tutor into your classroom! We look forward to seeing your students at the Writing Center and hope we we can help them become more confident writers this semester.

Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus On Spring or Summer Break

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Short-term study abroad & away in Spring or Summer 2023 is a great way to earn credits and get off-campus! All programs fulfill the Augsburg Experience requirement:

• Spring Break travel to Los Angeles, CA
• WST 220: Topics: Race, Gender and Hollywood – fulfills a Humanities requirement

• Spring break travel to Guatemala
• Course: RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or RLN 480 – Keystone credit for some majors

• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

•Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
•Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
•SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
•THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
•INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
•CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
•SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
•RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF


• Travel in May 2023
•Choose 1 course:
•ECO 315: Money and Banking
•BUS 362: International Business

• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

General Announcements

TODAY – Cultural Dialogue – Cultural Expectations

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Come join us in learning and understanding on how cultural differences affect us as an individual and in college.

Don’t forget and join us for our first cultural dialogue 🙂 Come share your thoughts and have fun.

**All are welcome and snacks will be provided 😉

Diapers Needed

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Babies need 6 to 10 diapers per day – that is between $70 and $100 per month

It’s Diaper Awareness Week! Did you know that Augsburg University nursing faculty and student volunteers offer diapers at the Augsburg Central Health Commons, Mondays and Thursdays?

Help us reach our goal of collecting/purchasing 5,000 diapers by year end.

Make a diaper donation today! To make a monetary donation go to and select the “Augsburg Central Health Commons” from the dropdown menu (5th down).

Drop off diapers in boxes located around campus and in the Nursing Department, Room Science Hall Room 116.

Make a cash donation here

Back to School, Keep Your Cool 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 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

HR: Online Trainings Through Vector Solutions

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Faculty, staff and student employees:
Augsburg Human Resources is pleased to announce that it has migrated required employee training to the Vector Solutions training platform (Vector Solutions recently acquired EVERFI’s higher education business).

The current trainings focus on the areas of Information security, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and discrimination & sexual harassment prevention.

Training in these areas helps strengthen Augsburg as a workplace, helps protect the rights of students, faculty and staff, and responds to requirements from the Department of Education (under Title IV) and our insurance providers. These interactive and engaging courses can be accessed from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Employees are required to complete information security training every year and other courses on even-numbered years.

Training can be accessed through
Faculty and Staff can also access the training by logging into Inside Augsburg and choosing Administrative Tasks > Training.

Recent Hires and Employees with Outstanding Training:
You will receive an email invitation with your required training. Going forward our goal is to assign training to new employees within 90 days of their start date. Staff should coordinate with their supervisor to identify times to complete the training during regular work hours. Hourly staff may not schedule overtime to accommodate required training.

Email Senders
Vector Solutions may send training emails from any of the following domains:,,,, or If you have questions or concerns regarding an email claiming to be on behalf of Augsburg HR please reach out to

Already Completed Training?
If you are assigned training that you have already completed in 2022 in the EVERFI platform please reach out to to have your record corrected.

Augsburg Required Training

October 1 and November 1: Study Abroad and Away Deadlines

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Don’t let your Study Abroad & Away Application fall behind. Keep track of these deadlines and get in touch if you have questions!


Augsburg spring semester EXCHANGE Program application deadline


Augsburg spring semester CGEE Study Centers

Spring Break Programs (to Guatemala or Los Angeles)

Contact the study abroad office with any questions about the programs or your application progress:

Find your program and work on your application here

Event Announcements

TODAY Auggie Connect for Students With Disabilities

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Augsburg students with disabilities join us for our next meeting today at 4 pm. Auggie Connect is a space to gather, support one another and create community!
Meet in the Riverside Room in Christensen Center or join virtually via Google Meet.
On Google Meet join with the nickname: auggieconnect
For questions or disability-related accommodations contact CLASS staff Cassie Charles or 612-330-1648

Multicultural Life Open House

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Hello Auggies!

Multicultural Life is hosting an Open House for all current students, staff and faculty at Augsburg University. Learn about our team, our mission and our space: Oyate Commons.

When: Thursday, Sep 29th
Time: 3:00 PM
Where: Oyate Commons

Make sure to RSVP in the link below

For any questions or concerns, contact

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

Multicultural Life Open House_Auggie Life RSVP

Grand Opening of Norway House’s Innovation and Culture Center: October 15

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The new addition to our Norway House campus will be ready for public viewing on October 15, 2022! And rumors has it, Queen Sonja of Norway will be the Guest of Honor.

To celebrate, Norway House is hosting a big, family-friendly block party and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event is free (food and drink for purchase) and open to the public, and they especially excited to see YOU there!

Enjoy great food, kids’ activities, music, and plenty of special guests, including the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Anniken Krutnes. We’ll even unveil a new sculpture!


Tickets are limited, so reserve yours today. I have mine secured!

Saturday | October 15, 2022

Norway House Parking Lot

10:00am – 3:00pm

11:00am Program + Ribbon Cutting

Parking will be limited. Valet available. You are encouraged ride-shares, biking, and Metro Transit. Please share this event with friends and family!

Event Sign Up

Multicultural Life Campus Information Session

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The Multicultural Life Information Session is targeted towards Faculty and Staff to learn about who we are, our work and future/continued collaboration together. Come support and meet our 2022-2023 MLife team.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 3:30pm and Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 9:20am
Location: Marshall Room

Provost Paula O’Loughlin Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 a, as we launch a new series at Augsburg University called Uncovering Vocation. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month we will have a member of the Augsburg community sharing their vocation story during chapel from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Our first guest will be Provost Paula O’Loughlin. Come and learn more about our community and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Reminder: Attend the Internship and Career Fair Tomorrow

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It is not to late to register to attend the on-campus Internship and Career fair on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Foss Center. All students and all majors are invited to attend for free!

Registered Companies include:

ACR Homes / ACR Healthcare
Ameriprise Financial
Amplifon & Miracle-Ear
Beacon Hill Staffing Group
CBRE Group, Inc.
Children’s Minnesota
Children’s Museum
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
Dakota County
Emergency Care Consultants – Scribe Program
Enterprise Holdings
Environmental initiative
EPPA Medical Scribe Program
Fairview Health Services
Katapult Network
Mayo Clinic
Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
Minnesota Department of Human Services Recruitment
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – MN GreenCorps
Northwestern Mutual
Olsen, Thielen CPAs
Peace Corps
SciTech Internship Program at the Minnesota Technology Association
Secure Base Counseling Center
Securian Financial
U.S. Bank
Walser Automotive Group


Keeping Track of Auggies

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