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Join Ukulele Class for Music Making On Campus

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Please join the Fundamental of Music class (aka ukulele class) as they share their music making on campus this week. All are welcome to listen and participate as students share protest music they have researched this semester as well as leading us all in playing along.

Friday December 2nd:
10:40 – 11:00AM – Augsburg Chapel (select songs)
11:10 – 11:40AM – Hoversten Lobby (full presentation)

Community Engagement Project – F2022

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

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!

Visit the Writing Center for Your Final Papers and Projects

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The Writing Center is open!
In the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 4-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

We are here to give you feedback on all of your final papers and projects.

For more information, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you!

General Announcements

Calling All Musicians

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ASMTA is hosting a fundraising concert full of students/faculty performers on December 10th from 3-6pm in Hoversten Chapel, and we want you! We are throwing this concert together in efforts to raise money and take music therapy students to Canada for the World Congress Music Therapy Event this July. We are asking for performers to volunteer their time and music for this concert!
If you would like to participate, please fill out this form before December 2nd!

Is Success on Your Christmas list? 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

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

People’s Center

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

Latinx Student Services Mentorship Program Survey Feedback

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Hola a tod@/xs!

Latinx Student Services wants to hear your thoughts on what an ideal mentorship program can look like for our Latinx students at Augsburg University. We have created a survey for you to voice your concerns, ideas, and overall feedback!

Please feel free to stop by at the Oyate Commons (located on the lower floor of Christensen) for any more questions! We have snacks and a space where you can either socialize or study!

Feedback Form

Event Announcements

Mental Health Matters Yoga Event TODAY

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Please join us today, December 1 at 5:30pm in the Marshall Room (in the Christensen Center) to do yoga for some stress-relief! Mats will be provided. We hope to see you there!

If there are any questions please 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.

Faculty and Staff Holiday Party December 15

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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

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

Minneapolis Afrobeats Dance Party at The Cedar Cultural Center

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The Cedar and TAMU Events present MINNEAPOLIS AFROBEATS DANCE PARTY! A holiday celebration featuring the contemporary African sound taking over the world. Featuring local DJs and artists. Hosted by Fanaka Nation.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Event Start: 8:00 PM CT

All Ages Standing Show

$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show

This is a standing show with an open floor. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access Page:
General Admission tickets are available online:

Biology Holiday/End-of-Year Party

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Join TriBeta and the Biology department to celebrate the end of the semester! There will be pizza and games, as well as the chance to just relax and meet fellow biology and adjacent majors. This event is open to the entire student body. Please RSVP on Auggie Life so we know how much food to order 🙂

When: Saturday, December 3rd from 4:30-6:30 PM
Where: Biology Lounge (Hagfors 2nd Floor)


TODAY: Greenhouse First Thursday

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It’s your last chance to visit the Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse before the end of the semester! Come see what we’ve got growing on, and enjoy the tropical atmosphere while surrounded by hundreds of different plant species from all over the world.

The final Greenhouse First Thursday is December 1, from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center.

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Audrey Lensmire, Associate Professor of Education, Shares Her Vocation Story in Chapel on December 6

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Join us on Tuesday December 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel for the next installment in our Uncovering Vocation series. Dr. Audrey Lensmire, Associate Professor of Education, will share her story, “We Die, We Break, We Love: A Jewish Story of Call and Response”. Come and learn more about Audrey, our community, and how we seek to live our lives for the sake of the neighbor.

TODAY: Send Off for Eric Graham and Simon Redstone

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Join us this afternoon for a send-off reception for Groundskeeper Eric Graham and Assistant Groundskeeper Simon Redstone. The event is at 2:30 p.m. in the student art gallery (the back part of Einstein’s) in Christensen Center.

Eric and Simon have both accepted positions elsewhere, and this is their last week with Augsburg. Please stop by to wish them well!

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