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Join CTL and CWC for a Zoom Session on Faculty Well-Being: November 16, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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Teaching faculty and staff are consistently called to support and care for their students, sometimes in complex and challenging situations. In order to fulfill this role, teaching faculty and staff must also have tools, environments, and strategies that promote care and balance for themselves. This session, hosted by CTL, the Health and Well-Being Task Force and CWC, will focus on helping teaching faculty and staff consider strategies and perspectives that can improve their own sense of professional and personal well-being.

This session will be recorded and available on the CTL website home page by Nov 23, 2022.

Zoom Meeting Link (Wed Nov 16th 3:30-4:30pm)

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Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

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The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages by individuals committed to public service careers. The Boren Scholarship can be used to cover a variety of study abroad experiences where language learning is the focus. URGO and Study Abroad provide joint advising on this program and can assist any applicant in selecting a program, developing budgets and writing/editing application essays.

Scholarship amounts:
Up to $25,000 for 25-52 weeks (preferred)
Up to $12,500 for 12-24 weeks
Up to $8,000 for 8-11 weeks (STEM majors only)

If you are interested:
• Check out the Boren website ( to learn about languages you can study and preferred countries!
• Watch the Info Session for Auggies we hosted with Boren staff:
• Let us know your interest by contacting Maren Stoddard Mack ( or URGO staff ( by November 28th.
• Send application essay drafts to – we will work through several drafts with you to ensure that you submit the strongest application possible.
Final applications are due February 1st!

Learn more about Boren Scholarships

Summer Research Info Sessions – Get Paid $6,000

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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 21st and 29th, 5:00-6:00 pm in Hagfors 150

General Announcements

New Staff Position: Director of Residence Life

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The Director of Residence Life provides the vision, management, and direction for the department of residence life at Augsburg University. Provides leadership to develop and implement programs and operations that enhance the student experience for 1,000 students living on campus. Provides leadership and has accountability for meeting occupancy goals and linking residence life with student retention. Works collaboratively with other departments across campus to improve the student experience and occupancy in the residence halls through programming, safety initiatives, facilities maintenance, and recruitment of incoming and returning students. Active participant in the Division of Student Experience and Success and in other campus leadership groups and committees. Primary Responsibilities Oversees programming and daily operations that provide an engaged, student success focused experience for all students, both residential and commuter. Responsible for meeting University goals related to residence hall occupancy and auxiliary revenue, including partnering with the Admissions Office to bring incoming students to residence life. Establishes accurate occupancy, revenue reports and budget analysis. Aligns Residence Life operations and programming to enhance student retention and success, as well as partners with other offices to ensure the institution meets retention goals. Oversees the management of all room assignment-related tasks for new and returning students, mid-year room change requests, and communications to internal and external stakeholders regarding room assignments on campus. Engages in short- and long-range planning around effective and efficient residence life operations. Supervises residence life staff. Oversees residence life engagement with students around concerns and challenges, including working closely with other campus partners to make referrals as needed. Consults with the department of public safety, department of facilities, and dining services to address safety, facility, and meal plan issues. Manages communication with students and parents regarding concerns around the residential student experience. Oversees, evaluates, and assesses the residential facilities with the department of facilities, including communicating regularly with the Director of Facilities and the Custodial Supervisor to monitor residence hall maintenance, housing facilities issues and improvements, and housekeeping needs. Manages assessment efforts around residential student learning and student satisfaction with the residential student experience. Oversees, edits, and publishes the Residence Life Handbook All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor

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URGO Offering Travel Grants for Student Researchers

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URGO has a limited amount if travel funding to award this academic year. URGO offers up to $850 in travel funding for Augsburg undergraduates who have been accepted to present research at a professional conference. These funds can mitigate the high costs of travel such as airfare and lodging, and can contribute to students’ professionalization.

The application is available at the URGO website ( at the “conference travel” page. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to work with their research mentor to submit a travel application as soon as possible after receiving acceptance to a conference. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly throughout the school year and will begin reviewing applications November 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate conference travel opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or x1447.

URGO Travel Website

Next Pre-PA Club Meeting: Patient Care Experience (PCE) vs Healthcare Experience (HCE)

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The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having their next meeting on Monday, 11/14, at 1035am in HC106. We will talk about how you can determine which category your Pre-PA experiences fall under: direct Patient Care Experience (PCE) or Healthcare Experience (HCE). Share and learn about what other members have done to earn their PCE and HCE hours. The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA.

Please RSVP on Auggie Life, and we hope to see you there!

Campus Kitchen Updates

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– Open cooking hours every Monday from 4 -7 PM and Tuesday from 3 -5 PM in Hagfors 108. This Monday (11/14) Campus Kitchen will provide tea and pastries during the open cooking hours (4-7 pm). Come to the food lab to cook your favorite dish and bring ingredients to supplement your dish. Please feel free to use the food lab’s bulk ingredients and equipment.

– Curious if you’re eligible for SNAP benefits (free $ for groceries from the government)? Did you try to apply and have trouble completing the application?

Sign up for a 1-1 SNAP application assistance session with a staff member from Second Harvest Heartland or from Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen team.

If you haven’t tried applying yet and want to give it a shot on your own first, you can find the link to the application and more information here:

Sign up for a 1-1 session and come prepared with your questions:

Augsburg SNAP FAQs

Advent Vespers Volunteer Opportunities

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The 43rd annual Advent Vespers is just around the corner! Be a part of this wonderful event at the start of the Advent season. We will be in person again at Central Lutheran Church and need many volunteers.

Join the processional party by carrying a bell, candle, torch, or banner! There will be a practice on November 29 and an open dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 pm in addition to the Advent Vespers services on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm and 5 pm (with a hearty snack between the services). Please sign up today!

We also need volunteers to usher, assist at the will call office onsite, and other production roles. Sign up on this form: Please contact Margaret Albers at or Janice Dames at to find out more about volunteering.

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

Participants Needed for Paid Psychology Skill-Building Study by November 18 (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!

Event Announcements

Chapel: Pastor Darrell Gillespie

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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am for a service with Pastor Darrell Gillespie of Hope Academy preaching. We will be offering a blessing for the Women’s Basketball Team at the beginning of their new season. Next week Tuesday through Thursday, professors from the department of religion and philosophy will do a series of sermons on gratitude. We will hear from Lori Brandt Hale, Mary Lowe, Matt Maruggi, and Josh Scott.

Psychological Thriller Movie Night New Date- Tuesday, November 15

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Hi everybody! We are so thankful to have found a new date for the psychological thriller movie night hosted by Augsburg Psychological Association. Stop by room 123 in the Old Science building this Tuesday for snacks and a scary movie. We will be watching Zodiac. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. It will be a fun event and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please contact for more information!

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Start in January: MN Urban Debate League is Hiring Full-Time Program Coordinator

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Now Hiring: Program Coordinator

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, serves more than 1200 students in the Twin Cities Metro by providing year-round debate programming, including high school national topic policy debate, middle school debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and MDAW Summer Speech & Debate Camp. Learn more about our work here:

We are hiring a new member of our program staff to help support our growth as we continue to create new partnerships with school districts across the Twin Cities Metro. We’re looking for someone who is a strong educator, advocate, and believer in the power of speech and debate. Learn more below:

Key Information:

• Pay is $20.75-$23/hr, 40 hours per week
• We are looking for someone with policy debate and urban education experience.
• We hope we can recruit someone with full fluency in Spanish, or connection with the East African community, or knowledge of Financial Literacy (our three community leadership debate programs).
• We offer competitive full benefits as a program of Augsburg University – you receive full medical, dental, life, disability, retirement benefits from the University. This includes a tuition reimbursement after 1 year of employment. Three staff members have completed a Masters in Education Policy through this benefit. (Folks who are pursuing their undergrad degree are also eligible).
• In addition to 12 federal holidays, we offer a two-week winter break, and a three-week summer break plus another handful of days for fall break, spring break, and election day.
The MNUDL is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including BIPOC candidates, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people with disabilities.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to me at

Learn more and apply here:

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