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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

TODAY: 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)

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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!

Looking for Volunteers to Run Homework Help

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Trinity Lutheran Congregation is looking for volunteers to run our homework help program M, T, TH, F 4:30-6:30pm. This can get you volunteer hours and we’re flexible with scheduling. It is a 5 minute walking distance to Augsburg campus. Please contact us with any questions you have ( and

Volunteer Interest Google Form

General Announcements

New Staff Position: Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach

Primary Responsibilities : Under the direction of the Head Coach Identify and recruit talented and qualified prospective student-athletes according to program recruiting plan, pursuant to NCAA, MIAC and Augsburg recruiting and admissions standards and regulations. Perform all practice coaching responsibilities, analyze film and facilitate team meetings. Instruct student-athletes on physical health, team concepts, safety, and sport-specific skills on both an individual and team basis. Teach, advise and mentor student-athletes on life-skills. Monitor and support academic progress of student-athletes/teams to exceed athletic department standards; intervenes with appropriate corrective action as needed. Maintain acceptable student-athlete retention rates to the team and/or institution. Additional Responsibilities Assist with budget management, fundraising, travel planning and program organization as assigned. Assist with Alumni/parent communication and involvement, including organizing events as appropriate. Assist with organizing and participating in team community-service event(s). Assist with camps and clinics. Supervise student workers, if applicable. All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s). Terms of Fellowship: The fellow must be accepted by an Augsburg graduate program. The fellow must be enrolled in an Augsburg graduate program for a minimum of two (2) courses per-term (6 credits). The duration of the fellowship is two years. If a fellow vacates the fellowship prior to the conclusion of the two year term, or is not able to maintain satisfactory academic standing, all tuition costs/benefits will be assumed by the fellow. The Fellow will receive full tuition benefits. Fellows are fully responsible for payment of all non-tuition costs, including student fees, parking fees, finance charges on unpaid balances, books/supplies, etc. In addition to full tuition benefits, the fellow will receive a $6,000 annual stipend.

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Employer Tabling TODAY- Thomas Allen

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Representatives from Thomas Allen will be on campus today (Friday, December 2nd) between 10:30 and 12:30 in the lobby of the Christensen Center. They are currently hiring for part-time or full-time.

Thomas Allen is primarily a provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Thomas Allen’s residential service sites include one ICF/MR facility and 32 Supported Living (SLS) homes for one to four individuals.

Learn more by stopping by their table or visiting

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!

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

Paid Internships – Met Council -Apply Soon

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The Strommen Center for Meaningful Work would like to encourage students who are looking for internships (spring/summer) to explore over 80 internships being offered by Metropolitan Council! Positions are posted in Handshake and on the Metropolitan Council webpage at
**The company website is very informative. Check it out!

Met Council is holding an virtual Information session where students can learn more about the Met Council and their summer 2023 internship programs.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 3-4 p.m. (Central time)

Register for the Info Session by completing the sign up form.

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

Nominations for Auggie Pride- Month of December

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Do you know someone who has recently completed a significant project, implemented an innovative idea, or worked creatively across divisions or departments? If so, nominate them for an Auggie Pride Award today!

We are taking nominations for the month of December!

The Auggie Pride Awards are part of a peer recognition program that honors individual staff members who have made a significant contribution to department, division, or University-wide goals. All nominations are submitted through an online form and considered by Staff Senate. Nominations are kept on a rolling basis throughout the Academic Year, and awards are distributed to two staff every month.

Those honored will receive a letter from Staff Senate (including some text from the nomination letters) and a $25 Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation.

Auggie Pride Submission Form

Submit to the Interfaith Calendar

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The Interfaith Institute is in the process of building a robust informational Interfaith Calendar to share with Augsburg’s community. This calendar will be a living resource for students, faculty and staff, to learn about upcoming holidays and stay informed about learning opportunities and events the Institute is hosting.

The Interfaith Institute office is new and our staff is in the early stages of building this calendar out. Therefore, we want to hear from you! You’re invited to submit holidays, other days of significance, or faith related events to the Interfaith Calendar by filling out our google form: Interfaith Calendar Submission.

Finally, If you’re passionate and/or curious about Interfaith on Augsburg’s campus please subscribe to our calendar!

(Feel free to reach out to Managing Director Jane Ulring ( with any questions or ideas you have about the Interfaith Calendar.)

Interfaith Calendar Submission

Campus Kitchen Updates

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– The Salmon Bowl Workshop was postponed to Monday 12/05 at 4:30 pm in Hagfors 108. RSVP down below.

– The food lab’s open hours will be Monday 4-7 pm and Tuesday 3-5 pm next week in Hagfors 108. Create recipes and enjoy the space that is equipped with serval kitchen tools. Bring ingredients to supplement your dish and feel free to use the food lab’s seasonings and oil.

– Campus Cupboard will have a special bonus hour on Friday! We will open Friday 12/02 2:30-3:30 pm. Take advantage! We will be located at Anderson 26 (basement level).

Salmon Bowl RSVP

Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement for Students Begins December 21

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This year, Augsburg has committed to improving its cyber-security awareness in an effort to protect against cyber threats and to protect your data. As part of this initiative, Augsburg is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Starting December 21st, Multi-Factor Authentication, using Duo, will be required for online services using Inside Augsburg for the login. These include tools like email, Moodle, Zoom, and more. Since this is a noticeable change to how you access your Augsburg online tools, we encourage you to opt-in to using Duo before December 21st..

To do so, please take the following steps…

(1) Download the “Duo Mobile” app from your phone’s app store.

(2) Enroll your phone and Duo Mobile app at

(3) Use the opt-in form at to sign up to begin using Duo.

Our Multi-Factor Authentication FAQ can answer many questions about this change. This stage in our continued journey to improve information security is an important one and we look forward to a smooth transition to a more secure digital environment.

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

Event Announcements

Info Session for Alternative Spring Break in Chicago | March 13 – 16

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Alternative Spring Break to Chicago | March 13 – 16, 2023

Join LEAD Fellows and Sabo Center staffers LaToya Taris-James and Jenean Gilmer on an immersive learning experience in the City of Chicago to explore the history of housing marginalization, place-making through public art, and the legacy of that work in our communities today. We will explore the history of immigration in Chicago, make parallels to the communities we come from, and learn from organizers and artists.

Join us in the Riverside Room in Christensen Center to learn more about the trip:
Monday, December 5th at 3:30pm
Monday, December 5th at 4:30pm
Tuesday, December 6th at 12pm

You can also email or

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)


Interfaith Institute Introductory Round Table

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Date: Thursday Dec 8th
When: 10-11am
Where: Riverside Room

Please join the Interfaith Institute for coffee, snacks, fellowship and guided discussion about Interfaith at Augsburg.

Our staff would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and our work, as well as get to know and learn from you about your hopes for interfaith programming on Augsburg’s campus and beyond. We hope you will attend, and bring a friend!

(Students, faculty, and staff welcome!)

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.

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

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Great Holiday Gift – Commissions Open for Mini Pet Portraits

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My name is Rebecca Froehlich and I am a current staff member at Augsburg University. I am currently open for commissions for mini pet portraits. Please find my portfolio here:

Sizes available are 4″x5″, 5″x5″ (stretched) and 5″x7″ (either stretched canvas or flat for framing).

These make great holiday gifts! I can make your portrait available by Christmas (December 25).

Please email me with any questions at and inquire for details on pricing and availability.