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TODAY: Steam and Hot Water Shutoff, 8–10 a.m.

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This morning (December 12) steam and hot water will be briefly shut off for the majority of campus in order to repair a steam line in Si Melby Hall. The shutoff will begin at 8:00 a.m. Service will be restored when the repair is completed, no later than 10:00 a.m. Hagfors Center, Luther Hall, and Oren Gateway Center will not be affected.

Teaching and Learning

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 the Faculty Mentoring Program Interest Form posted below. 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

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

First and Second Year Prehealth Students – Free Summer Program

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Summer Health Professions Education Program, or SHPEP, is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

– Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.
– Applicants should have earned no more than 60 credits when submitting their application.
– Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credits are not counted.
– Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
– Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Application Timeline:
– Application Opens: November 1
– Application Closes: February 5th (11:59 PM EST)
– Admission Decisions Released: March 15th

Email with any questions

SHPEP Eligibility and Requirements

General Announcements

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 Art Published: Literary and Arts Submissions Open December 10 for Thó Wiŋ Magazine

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Are you an artist or writer who wants to have your work published? Well, here’s your chance. Thó Wiŋ Magazine is curating their annual literary and arts publication. This opportunity is open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else in the Augsburg community. We accept art of all kinds: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting/playwriting, other prose, visual arts including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, multi-media, photographs of sculptures or ceramics. We can create and print QR codes for short films, animation, video, or music. If your kind of art isn’t listed, submit it anyway. Thó Wiŋ Magazine will put a printed book together and distribute on campus for free. You can submit up to five different works across any genre. Submissions open December 10th and will close February 1st. Visit or click the link.

Submit your art to TWM here!

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

Pillow and Blanket Donation for New International Students

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We, the International Student and Scholars Services Department at Augsburg, are preparing to welcome 10 to 12 international students for the coming spring semester.

We are looking for pillow and blanket donations (it is hard to travel internationally with a large pillow and blankets).

Please consider donating to help support their arrival.
You can contact us through if you have additional questions.

Any donations can be delivered and left by our office in Old Science Hall, Suite 112.

We will accept donations by December 28.

Thank you so much for your support.

Event Announcements

Soomaal House of Art 2022 Year-End Fundraiser

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Soomaal House of Art cordially invites you to our 2022 year-end fundraiser and celebration on Fri, December 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM! A night with artists filled with laughter, art, and good food!

This one-night-only event gives you an opportunity to purchase unique artwork created by local Soomaal Artists. The fundraiser will be exhibiting a wide range of works including photographs, paintings, and prints available for purchase. You will also have a chance to connect with the Artists involved! Your support on that night will not only help our local artists further in their practice but would also provide our community with valuable art experiences.
Soomaal is an artist-led organization based in Minneapolis. An art space that is dedicated to creativity, exploration, experimentation, and community engagement. All of our exhibitions are accessible to the public, free of charge, and artists do not pay to exhibit their work at Soomaal.
Thanks to the countless support provided by our community members over the years. We are grateful for your consideration and generosity.

With gratitude,
Soomaal Team

Register on Eventbrite, tickets are $25.00.

Register on Eventbrite

Cedar Cultural Center Volunteer Orientation – December 20

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Have you ever wanted to peek behind the scenes at the Cedar? Learn more about how to participate at our venue by attending our monthly Volunteer Orientation led by volunteer coordinator Jared Hemming! Beginning with our first show 30 years ago, all of the Cedar’s events have been staffed by volunteers in our program, which now includes more than 400 members. Volunteers earn credit to see future shows for free. Tasks include setting up the venue, selling tickets and concessions, and cleaning at the end of each performance. All are welcome to join our volunteer program.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
5:30 PM
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55454

Please email Volunteer Coordinator Jared Hemming at

The Cedar Cultural Center will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken 72 hours prior) to enter events held at The Cedar.

The Cedar Cultural Center

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