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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 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

Spring Break in Guatemala or Los Angeles: Study Away Courses

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

Apply to take a class in one of the following programs in spring semester, and spend your spring break somewhere totally different than the Twin Cities!.

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

• Spring break travel to Guatemala

• RLN 409 (fulfills Search for Meaning II) or

• RLN 480 – KEYSTONE credit for some majors

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

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 7 to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

Critical Language Scholarship

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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is
– A fully-funded eight to ten week language and cultural immersion program
– Students receive eight credits of intensive language instruction
– Part of a US State Department initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity
– There are 14 languages that applicants can select from. Alumni of the program also receive one year of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status when applying for federal government jobs

Competitive applicants will need
– To illustrate a commitment to language learning,
– A strong academic record and potential to succeed in a rigorous academic setting
– Ability to adapt to an intensive program and challenging cultural environment.
– Most programs do not require experience studying the selected language. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applications are due Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by 8:00 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

The URGO office provides advising and application support for CLS. Please contact (reference CLS) to set up an appointment before October 27th

More info

General Announcements

Feeling Spooky About Midterms? 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

Gilman Scholarship Applications – Due TODAY

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The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad applications are due October 6, for programs that start in Spring, summer, fall 2023, or go for the academic year 23-24.

Plan ahead to give yourself time to submit a solid application.
Feel free to contact the Study Abroad & Away office if you have questions.

To be eligible for the Gilman a student must be a U.S. Citizen or National and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship.

Have questions? Get in touch: or

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Submit Your Application to Join the Thó Wiŋ Magazine Board

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Do you like art of all different mediums? Do you believe art should be more accessible to the Augsburg community? Do you think getting art published should be accessible to anyone and everyone in the Augsburg community? If you agree, you’ll be a great addition to the Thó Wiŋ Magazine editorial board!

We are looking for editors and a graphic designer to help us with our student organization that has been around since the mid 70s. These are stipend positions $$$ and a great way to dip your toe into the wonderful world of publishing.

There are a few open positions for anyone and everyone of any skill level or experience. We do especially encourage BIPOC, AAPI, queer, trans, non-binary, women, and/or underclassmen to apply.

If you have any questions, please reach out to one or both of our lead editors Jack J [he/him/they] ( or Corey H [they/them] (
Otherwise just contact us if you want to be on our mailing list.

Thó Wiŋ Magazine Board application form

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study (Earn Up to $35)

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This research study (IRB #: 2022-32-03) is designed to compare two different skill-building training programs that may help college students develop adjustment-related skills. You are eligible to participate if you are a current Augsburg undergraduate student.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to come to our Augsburg Psychology
research laboratory for 4 sessions over the course of one month. The sessions include an initial orientation meeting and three sessions focused on one of two skills-building programs (you will be randomly assigned to one of the two–like a flip of a coin). Both programs involve mini-informational videos as well as experiential activities for you to
complete. We will also have you complete a few personality measures. You will be assigned a peer coach who will work with you as progress through the study and guide you through the study components. Each of the sessions will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Finally, we will check in one last time 3-months after the study is over for a brief online survey.

Participants will receive up to $35 for their participation. $5 for each of the first three sessions, and $10 for both the fourth session and the 3 month follow-up. Alternatively, Augsburg University Psychology students will receive up to $25 and 4 research credits.

To participate, please complete this participant inquiry form:

The researchers conducting this study are part of the Identity and Well-being Research
lab at Augsburg University ( or 612-656-6560), directed by Dr.
Alex Ajayi, Assistant Professor of Psychology (E-mail:, Phone:
612-330-1146). If you have questions or concerns, you may contact us via the emails and phone numbers specified above.

Please consider forwarding this to other individuals who may meet the criteria for participation. Thank you for your consideration!

Vote Barbara and Gabriela for Homecoming Royalty

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Please take a minute to go vote for Barbara and Gabriela for Homecoming Royalty(FYI: people can vote for up to 2 people). If you want to support us please spread the word and share our pictures with others. You can find our pictures on the ASAC Instagram

Thank you in advance!


Auggie Life

Event Announcements

TODAY: Solar Energy Demonstration Project on Campus

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Today at 4:00pm the Augsburg community is invited for a celebration as we “flip the switch” on the first solar-powered building on campus. The demonstration project, funded by the student-led Environmental Action Committee and dubbed a “Unit of Resistance,” is a small work shed located on the south side of campus. The structure has a 2 kiloWatt solar array on its roof and a battery bank and power system that can be used for powering tools and other projects in this outdoor maker space. The blue shed with a bright red door (hard to miss) is located for now where 21st Avenue dead-ends at the freeway wall, at the west end of Lot B. After the system is turned on there will be some food, socializing, discussion of other ways to reduce Augsburg’s carbon footprint, and of other creative projects students can participate in.

Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering

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There will be an Augsburg Faculty and Staff of Color Afterwork Gathering on Thursday, October 27 at 4:00–5:30 p.m. at Town Hall Brewery in Seven Corners. This gathering is an opportunity for BIPOC faculty and staff to gather and build community in an informal setting.

To be added to the Google calendar invite for this event, please email

Hope to see you there!

TODAY: Greenhouse First Thursday

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Want to see what we’ve got growing on? The Biology Department Greenhouse on the rooftop of the Hagfors Center is open to the Augsburg community on the first Thursday of the month. We have some spectacular new additions to our arid collection, so come check out our succulent tables!

The next First Thursday is today, October 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

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Coming Out Week Events

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Join Queer Pride Alliance for a week of events to celebrate Coming Out Week!

On Monday from 10am-11am stop by the Student Lounge in Christensen for coffee, tea, and baked goods as well as conversation! Faculty and staff more than welcome!

Celebrate National Coming Out Day on Tuesday by joining us in the Riverside Room from 5:30-6:30 for a coming out story time event. Come to either share your own coming out story or to just listen to others.

On Wednesday, come out to Murphy Square for a t-shirt tie-dye event!

Join QPA and ISO for a stress release day from 5:30-7 in the Student Lounge. There will be free food and free relaxation items!

Friday is the finale of Coming Out Week! It’s the drag/talent show in the Satern Auditorium! Starting at 7 come see local queens as well as your fellow students perform!

Chapel: Pastor Marty Wyatt ’12

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Pastor Marty Wyatt ’12, Associate Pastor of Roseville Lutheran Church, preach as part of our Homecoming Chapel Series. Tomorrow we will have Pastor Babette Chatman ’06, University Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry. The series finishes with a Homecoming Worship service on Saturday morning at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel. Pastor John Schwehn, University Pastor, will preach at this service and the Centennial Singers and Mark Sedio ’76 will provide music.

Dean of Students Michael Grewe Shares His Vocation Story in Chapel on October 11

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Join us on Tuesday October 11th from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Michael Grewe, our Dean of Students, will share his story, “Taking Pride in My Vocation” as we celebrate Coming Out Day. Come and learn more about Mike, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

Mental Health Matters Welcome Event TODAY

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Join us for our first Mental Health Matters event of the school year. We will be having an open discussion and welcome event where we will be talking about what we would like the future of this group to look like. Please attend and come share your thoughts and opinions. Let’s have some fun 🙂

Located at OGC 100, 5PM, October 6th

If there are any questions please contact or

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.

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