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Faculty Scholarship Grant Applications Now Open

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The Provost and Faculty Development Committee are requesting applications for Scholarship Grants to support Augsburg faculty scholarship. Recipients of the Scholarship Grant can receive up to a maximum of $4000 to support their scholarly endeavors between June 1, 2023 – May 15, 2024.

Scholarship Grant applications are due by midnight on Friday, February 24, 2023!

To read the full Request for Proposals and access the application form, please see the Annual Awards page of the CTL website under “Scholarship Grants” (see link below). As always, please feel free to contact CTL ( any questions that are not answered on that page!

Annual Awards page of the CTL Website

CTL/CWC Zoom Session: Supporting and Responding to Students in Distress

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Our students are struggling with increasingly complex needs and demands, many of which can create barriers and challenges to academic success. Further, because faculty see their students regularly, they are often the first to notice that a student is struggling. This session will focus on helping faculty to identify students in distress by increasing awareness of signs of struggle. We will then share strategies and resources for supporting students when you notice they are struggling.

Please join Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 3:30-4:40pm on Zoom (link below). This session will be recorded and posted on the CTL Home Page.

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URGO On-Campus Summer Research – A Great Summer Job

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URGO SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM: All disciplines welcome
The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program (May 15th – July 28th) where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $6,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $3,000 stipend and a housing discount.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,500 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 9th at 11:59 PM, so start talking with your faculty members to learn about what research or creative activity is going on in your department!

If you have questions, email

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URGO Academic–Year Research Funds

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URGO now has funding for academic-year research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. Students are paid $1,200 for 80 hours of research. Research must be completed by May 23.

Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals immediately. The URGO Advisory Committee will review proposals on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

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URGO Prehealth Workshop Series

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Augsburg URGO is partnering with Gustavus Adolphus College to provide a virtual workshop series for prehealth students.

Are you planning to apply to a health professions program? This workshop will review important information regarding requirements, timeline, review logistics and provide recommendations for a successful application cycle. Applying does not have to be a complicated process. We will walk you through all you need to know so the application process will go smoothly.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Centralized Application/Letter of Recommendation Virtual Workshop

Future Workshops:
-Wednesday, Feb. 8 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Personal Statement Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Interview Like a Ninja Virtual Workshop
-Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 6:30-7:30pm, Health Professions 101 Virtual Workshop

Email with any questions


Free Trip to Holocaust Museum

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The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program selects college students to participate in a fully-paid, one-day trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust. Fellows tour the permanent exhibits and featured exhibits, as well as meet with a museum representative. Awards come through the MINNE Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, who has chosen Augsburg to be one of the select universities to participate in the program.

The 2023 trip will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Applications due February 7, 2023 and can be found at If you would like to learn more about the program or would like advising on the application, please contact the URGO office at

*You DO NOT need to be a US citizen*

• Full-time student
• Sophomore or junior planning to graduate no earlier than Spring 2023
• 3.0 GPA or higher
• Proof of COVID vaccinations

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Generous Scholarship for Rising Juniors Interested in Public Service

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The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service includes:
– Up to $50,000 in financial aid: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.
– Summer Voyage: Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and Airbnb credit to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.
– Fall Summit: Each fall, students will be invited to a summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.
– Network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders.
– 10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 Airbnb travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

– Have four (4) semesters left as of Spring 2023
– Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
– Demonstrate financial need
– Have demonstrated a commitment to public service
– Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation
– Be a United States (US) citizen, US permanent resident, or DACA

If you have any questions about applying, please email Applications are due March 22nd at 3PM CT.

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General Announcements

Deadline TODAY- Apply for a NASA Space Grant Scholarship

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The NASA Space Grant scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially Space Physics & Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Mathematics Education.

This competitive program awards up to 6 scholarships for Spring 2023 (totaling $8000), in the following areas:
Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.
Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior): Scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who…
are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, pre-Engineering, or Mathematics/Science Education;
can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
show an interest in contributing to NASA’s mission.

The application deadline is Monday, January 30, at 11:59PM. To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, visit

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ben Stottrup at

Important Student Surveys

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Hello all!

I just want to share these surveys with you all in hopes you have a chance to do them. Over the course of winter break. Please and thank you.

Advisory Grades Survey:

Bike Share Program Survey:

Wellness Course Survey:

Library Hours Survey:

Please fill these out when you are able to do so.

New Staff Positions This Week (7)

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

01/26/2023: Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
01/25/2023: Campus Locksmith
01/25/2023: Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) Coordinator – Temporary
01/25/2023: Assistant Groundskeeper
01/23/2023: Program Coordinator, Dean of Students Office
01/20/2023: Maintenance Operator
01/20/2023: Area Coordinator, Residence Life

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New Staff Position: Campus Locksmith

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The Campus Locksmith will manage the campus key systems, door repairs/replacement, and door hardware in all campus buildings on the Minneapolis campus and off-campus University property located within Minneapolis. The campus locksmith will work with area vendors to maintain secure facilities and ensure all door hardware is functioning properly.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Manage and maintain the Academic and Residential key systems
– Manage and maintain emergency master system
– Installation/repair of architectural hardware
– Prioritize and complete assigned work orders in a timely manner
– Project management: door ordering and management, automatic door device ordering/installation, proximity card reader installation
– This position is on-call 24/7/365 for emergency situations determined by the Department of Public Safety management team

Additional Examples of Work Performed

– Preventative maintenance – routinely auditing doors and locks in campus buildings and conducting regular preventative maintenance
– Adjustment/repair of door closers, locking rods and panic hardware
– Record management (key control records, key distribution and return, master code book, master building book), cutting keys on-site, pinning cores on site and installation/maintenance of door hardware (locking devices, door closers, automatic and manual flush bolts, etc.)
– Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

– Typical work environment is in the field spending extensive periods on your feet with some time in an office with phone and desktop computing use
– Use of repetitive arm, hand, finger motions
– Lifting items up to 50 lbs.
– Occasional strenuous physical conditions or potentially extreme temperature conditions, such as working on exterior doors during extreme temperatures
– Occasional irregular or extended hours that may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

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Event Announcements

Staff Senate/CWC Wellness for Staff Event

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Come join your friends and colleagues for a Wellness event on the afternoon of Thursday, February 2 from 1:00-2:30pm in the Marshall room (located in Christensen Center).

We all know that spring semester and be a very busy and stressful time so Staff Senate invites you for a little break in the day to hear a brief presentation shared by Ellie Olson, Director of CWC for the first half. The last 40 or so minutes will be spent hanging out or playing a board game.

Light snacks (cookies, water, and lemonade) and board games will be provided!

Day at the Capitol 2023 – March 1

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2023 where you can advocate for increased funding for education. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that are important to you.

What happens at Day at the Capitol?
You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate.

The group from Augsburg will take the light rail to and from the Capitol together. There will also be an optional pizza night on Tuesday, February 28 to meet other advocates from Augsburg and get ready for your day of civic engagement.

Register by visiting the Minnesota Private College Council website:

Have questions or need help? Stop by the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Democracy in the basement of Anderson Hall.

This Week: Crip Camp Film Screening and Discussion

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Join CLASS and Lindell Library for a free film screening and discussion of Crip Camp. Crip Camp details a significant snapshot in the Disability Civil Rights Movement. Through the lives of activists in the 1970s, we learn about commitment to equal access and unwavering activism.

Date and time: Thursday, February 2, 2023, 3 pm to 6 pm

Location: Lindell Library, Room 301

Snacks will be provided!

Questions? Email Paul at

Note: Faculty/Staff who have earned their Diversity & Inclusion Certificate may use this event to contribute to Good/Advanced Standing. See you there!

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Greenhouse First Thursday – February 2

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The Augsburg Biology Department’s rooftop greenhouse grows an appreciation for and deeper understanding of the plants of our planet. The greenhouse is open to the Augsburg campus community on the first Thursday of every month during the semester, from noon to 3pm. The Augsburg community is invited to come see what we’ve got growing on, enjoy the tropical atmosphere and marvel at hundreds of plant species from all over the world.

The next First Thursday is this week, February 2, noon—3pm. The greenhouse is located on the 4th floor of the Hagfors Center. Orchid season is here!

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is Hiring for Two New Student Worker Roles

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a nonprofit program of Augsburg University, provides academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students in the Twin Cities Metro. We are hiring two student workers spring semester! Apply to these positions:

• UDL Communication Assistant: Strong writers wanted! Practice the skills needed to do strategic communication in a nonprofit context, building your communication portfolio and helping the MNUDL advance its mission:

• UDL Video Assistant: Do you love creating videos? Build your skills and portfolio and help us create engaging video content for recruiting students, advancing our mission, and thanking donors:

Our spring semester season includes engaging and fun programs like middle school policy debate, Spanish Debate League, East African Debate, Financial Literacy Leadership Debates, and MDAW Summer Speech & Debate Camp. Help us capture the magic and build your professional skills! Apply now!

Learn more about our work here:

Now Hiring: MN Urban Debate League Event Photographer

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The Minnesota Urban Debate League is looking for a new event photographer for the Spring 2023 semester. The photographer needs to provide their own equipment, be able to travel throughout the Twin Cities Metro, and have some weeknight availability for our middle school, Spanish Debate, East African Debate, and Financial Literacy Leadership Debates. Videography experience is a bonus. We will negotiate with the photographer based on their expected rate of pay. To have an idea of the type of photography we are looking for, please check out MNUDL’s social media:



Interested? Please contact Rebecca at with a link to your digital portfolio, your availability, and your expected pay range.

The Cedar Cultural Center is Hiring House Managers

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Looking for a super flexible, very cool part-time job in the neighborhood? The Cedar Cultural Center is hiring HOUSE MANAGERS!

Position Status: Part time, 8+ hours/week, weekly hours dependent on event schedule with expected regular evening/weekend work. The position is in-person and pays $19/hour. Applicants must be 18+, have experience in customer service, and an interest in the arts and music. APPLICATIONS DUE Tuesday, January 31, 2023!!

Along with one other House Manager and Event Managers, this role oversees front-of-house activities during concerts and events. Tasks include but are not limited to; training and supervising volunteers during shows, managing concessions sales, reconciling accounts, and customer service. This is a unique opportunity for a candidate with experience in the service industry and working with a diverse community, and an interest in music, along with a passion in supporting an ambitious, growing organization doing groundbreaking work in arts and culture.

Visit for more information.