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Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

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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

Fill out the Google Form here!

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

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

General Announcements

ACR Homes is Hiring – Tabling This Week

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Stop by the lobby of the Christensen Center on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th between 10:00am-12:30pm to learn about employment opportunities with ACR Homes!

NEW starting wages $15-$23/hour!

The ACR Homes team consists of 1000 professionals working to make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities and the elderly. ACR has a wide range of positions; from flexible direct care that offers hands-on patient care experience and competitive pay, to management with a rent-free live-in option. ACR Homes has a position available for anyone.

When you get a job at ACR Homes, you join the ACR team! You become part of a tight-knit and fun-loving community, working together to provide the best possible care for people with disabilities.

We pair you up with a mentor to help you through training and answer any questions you may have, and make sure you don’t feel like you’re doing this alone.

You’ll also have access to community building events for ACR staff like Employee Appreciation Day and Wellness Day, as well as small groups for more specific interests like fitness groups and dog lover groups that help staff to meet coworkers with similar interests. So don’t worry, we’re all in this together!

Learn more at or stop by our table.

Make Your Benefit Elections Now – Final Week of Open Enrollment

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2023 Open Enrollment: November 7 – November 18, 2022
Open Enrollment is the only time of year when you may elect or change your benefits for the coming year, unless you experience a qualifying life event.
During open enrollment, no action means no coverage.
Employees who fail to act by November 18 will not have coverage effective January 1, 2023, and must wait until the next open enrollment period to elect coverage, unless a qualifying life event occurs.

* Accessing the 2023 Enrollment Form: Inside Augsburg > Administrative Tasks > Open Enrollment
Every benefits-eligible employee must act by electing or declining health, dental or vision insurance coverages and a flexible spending or health savings account.
Your 2022 elections WILL NOT automatically carry over to 2023
Required to complete the online enrollment form for the 2023 elections even if you elect to waive your 2023 coverage.

Visit the HR website to view recorded information sessions:

Medica Pre-Enrollment Website:

Email with any questions.

2023 Benefits Guide

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

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

Reminder Students: Register Your Spring Internship

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Have you secured a spring 2023 internship? If yes, consider registering your experience for academic credit or for the 0-Credit Augsburg Experience.

Internship registration (including Augsburg Experience internship registration) is a two-step process. Fill out the Internship Site Agreement Form and the Internship Registration Form on the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work website to receive the Augsburg Experience graduation requirement.

Please contact with internship-related questions.

Learn More and Register Your Internship

Get Your Flu Shots and Covid Boosters at the People’s Center

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Get your FLU SHOTS and COVID BOOSTERS at the People’s Center! Call 612-332-4973 to schedule an appointment or visit for more information. You can also get FREE RAPID TESTS at The People’s Center, just walk up Riverside Avenue to 425 20th Avenue South, where you’ll find boxes of tests in the lobby.

If you are interested in volunteering at The People’s Center, you can email Sieglinde Thetard at

Want to Know What Studying Abroad is Like? Check Out Our Instagram

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The Study Abroad and Away Office is on Instagram! Follow us for student takeovers, program updates, and more!

This week: Joe is doing a takeover from his program in Norway! check it out to see student life on an exchange program!

Follow us: @global_auggies

Click here to go to our page!

Event Announcements

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party: Comfy and Joy

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Faculty and Staff Holiday Party:Comfy and Joy
Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 3–5 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Capel
Attend the annual faculty and staff holiday party! Celebrate the completion of a successful semester and the holiday season with colleagues on campus.
Light food and beverages will be provided.
If you need accommodations, please call the University Events department at 612.330.1104 or email
Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring contributions to Augsburg’s Campus Cupboard.

Membership Opportunities in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Learn about Membership Opportunities in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc (the oldest historically Black collegiate Greek-letter fraternity), is having an Alpha Awareness Seminar at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00-3:00 PM.

An Alpha Awareness Seminar is an informational meeting for men who may be interested in learning about and/or working to join Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In Minnesota, there are two chapters for which interested men may seek information and membership. Mu, the collegiate chapter, is open to full-time students at Augsburg, Hamline University, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Gamma Xi Lambda, the alumni chapter, is open to any man who has already obtained a bachelor’s degree. Those attending should be dressed in business attire, and attend ready to learn and communicate with the brothers.

Register Here:

If you have any questions/ concerns or accomodation needs please contact

The Black Circle Series: Underrepresentation of Black Faculty and Staff

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In this circle talk series, we will be discussing different topics regarding the student body, specifically black-identifying students. This particular session is about underrepresentation of black faculty and staff in higher education and how that effects our 60% black student population.

When: November 29th
Location: Augsburg Room
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

We hope to see new faces.

Annual Anti-Racism Training

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The Augsburg University Annual Anti-Racism Training is a required training for all Augsburg faculty and staff and has been scheduled for this year. For more information about the training and to register, please visit the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department Website.

Thu, Dec 8, 2022
Via Zoom
3:30-6:30 p.m. (3 Hours)

2022-2023 Anti-Racism Training Website

Interfaith Institute Round Table

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Join the Interfaith Institute’s new staff, Najeeba and Jane, Thursday December 8th from 10:00-11:00am in OGC100, for lunch, introductions and guided discussion about interfaith at Augsburg. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. We are eager to meet you and hear from you about the work you hope to see the Institute leading on campus.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Jane:

Earn Virtual Shadowing Hours with an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant

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The Augsburg Pre-Physician Assistant Club (APPAC) is having a Virtual Shadowing Movie Night TODAY 11/17, 615-815pm in HC150. Join us for pizza and snacks as we learn about the role of a PA-C in Emergency Medicine.

The APPAC is open to the entire student body regardless of whether you have decided on becoming a PA. Please RSVP on Auggie Life so we know how much pizza to get, and we hope to see you there!


Chapel: Matt Maruggi

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 11:30 am to hear Professor Matt Maruggi preach as part of the religion department’s series on gratitude. Tomorrow we will hear from Josh Scott. On Tuesday, Kao Nou Moua, Assistant Professor of Social work, will share her story, “Turning Out into the World,” in chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series.

Tonight: International Cultural Night Celebration

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This week is International Education Week. You re welcome to attend events every day to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Thursday, November 17 —-International Cultural Night—-
7:30 to 10:30, Christensen Center East Commons
Celebrate with the International Student Organization – dance, food, fashion show, and talent! An exciting night for the whole student body, as we celebrate the global community.

Friday, November 18 —-International Student Org. Gear Day—-
11am to 1pm, Christensen Lobby
Sign up for the ISO student group and get your gear!

See the full schedule and get more details here

Keeping Track of Auggies


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