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Short Study Abroad/Away Courses – Earn Credit Off Campus This Summer

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Travel! Earn Credits! Complete Augsburg Experience!

Short-term study abroad & away in Summer 2023 – check out the awesome program options below:

• travel in May 17-31, 2023
• 2 courses. ENL + SOC/URB :
•ENL 280: Genres: Speculative Fiction (4 credits), Humanities LAF
•SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (4 credits), SBS LAF, or
•SOC/URB 295: Sustainable Solutions in The Netherlands (4 credits), elective

• Summer 2023 Term 1, travel to Walnut Grove, MN
• Choose 1 course, with optional INS add on:
*** SOC 495 – Sociology topics elective or
*** THR 295 -Topics in Theater – LAF Fine Arts
*** INS 292 – 2 credits – optional

• Travel in May 2023
• Choose 1 science course and/or the religion course:
*** CHM 102 with Lab: fulfills Science w/ Lab (does not count toward Chm major or minor)
*** SCI 490: Integrated Science Keystone Integrated Science
*** RLN 205: Topics in Religion – may fulfill Search for Meaning II or Humanities LAF


• Travel in May 2023
• Choose 1 course:
*** ECO 315: Money and Banking
*** BUS 362: International Business

• Spanish language courses: beginner to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Ministry
• 4 study sessions in summer – choose the one (or more!) that works for you

Got questions? Get in touch:

Check out all the program offerings here

Are You a Prehealth Student?

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The Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity, or URGO Office, has a Prehealth Sciences Newsletter, with opportunities for research, volunteering, shadowing, and test prep resources. We also advertise events on campus, such as personal statement, interview prep, and general prehealth advising workshops.

If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, please email to be added to the subscriber list.

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

Mentoring Program for New (and New-ish) Faculty Launch

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The Faculty Development Program at Augsburg (aka CTL) is launching a Faculty Mentoring Program for recently-hired faculty. The mentoring program will begin in January-February 2023, and all full-time, tenure track faculty members who began at Augsburg in Spring 2020 or later are welcome to register to participate in this inaugural cohort. To indicate your interest, please complete this Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form. We will use the information provided on the form to recruit experienced faculty mentors that align with your needs and priorities. To ensure a place in this program, please submit your form no later than Friday, December 23, 2022.

We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all our new-ish faculty! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer L. Bankers-Fulbright, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at or

Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form

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

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.

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

URGO Travel Website

New Staff Positions This Week (8)

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The following Augsburg staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

Director of Residence Life
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Public Safety Officer
Maintenance Supervisor
Conference Assistant, Temporary
C3 Fellows Health Care Program Manager
Graduate Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach

Search Augsburg Job Postings

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

Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry Camp – Hiring Tabling TODAY

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Representatives from Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry will be on campus Wednesday, December 7th tabling from 10:30am-12:30pm in the lobby of the Christensen Center.

They are looking to hire students to work with youth summer 2023 at their camp(s).

To learn more stop by their table!

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

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

Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table TODAY 11:30-1:30pm

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Stop by the Study Abroad and Away Table today in Christensen Center from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

We are available to answer your questions about study abroad/away, check in on your application, or give you some information to get started.

Study Abroad & Away opportunities are for all Auggies–with programs ranging in length from 1 week to a semester or year, international locations as well as destinations in the USA, and courses to fit any major.

Every Study Abroad & Away program fulfills your Augsburg Experience requirement, too!

Stop by today for more info!

Learn more about Study Abroad & Away

Donations for DACA & TPS Rally

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Hi Everyone! ShareShop is looking for donations specifically winter gear such as jackets, hats, and gloves to help keep students warm during the DACA & TPS Rally on Thursday, December 8th at 1200 S Washington Ave. Feel free to donate during our open hours from 10 AM – 1PM, or on the free table across if those times don’t work. ShareShop is located at the old science hall in room Science 8B.

Conversation on State Department Careers With Under Secretary Zeya

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Auggies are invited to join a conversation with Uzra Zeya, the U.S. State Department’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. Under Secretary Zeya will talk about career pathways in foreign policy, focusing especially on the State Department’s efforts to make its ranks more diverse.

The conversation is scheduled for this Thursday, December 8, 2022, in Room 50B at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Students can register at this link.

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
A couple ways to support our community this holiday season:
-Consider bringing nonperishable food or hygiene product donations for Campus Cupboard. Or, check out the online gift registry here:

-Looking for gift ideas? Check out Augsburg Local’s holiday gift guide to support local businesses.

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:

Study Break at Lindell Library, 4-5 pm Wednesday

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t’s the last week of classes, so join us at Lindell Library for a study break as you wrap up your classes and prepare for finals!

** We’ll watch dog videos and have snacks together. **

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 4-5 pm, Lower Level Room 15 (Dog Video Edition)

Bring a friend! Bring a favorite dog video to share!

Follow us at the library’s Auggie Life page for more fun events.

TOMORROW: Focused Conversation on Strategic Position and Priorities

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Join us tomorrow for the December Focused Conversation. Paula O’Loughlin will reflect on Augsburg’s strategic position and institutional priorities as she approaches the end of her first semester as provost.

The Liberal Arts for the 21st Century: Moving From Privilege to Inclusive Excellence
Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:30 p.m.
Marshall Room and via Zoom

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the livestream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

All Hands | Inside Augsburg (login required)

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Dresses for Sale

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I am selling two dresses. One is a Brides maid dress I wore to prom and the other my graduation dress.

My prom dress cost $129 and I am selling it for $50.
Graduation dress was bought for $50 and I am selling it for $20.
Both only wore once.

Graduation dress is a size 3X. Prom is a size 22. Both a Coral/ pink color. Pick up at Augsburg University.

If interested, please email me at I will also send pictures.