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URGO Academic Year Research Funds

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URGO has limited 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 20th. Student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible as the funds will be awarded on a rolling basis.

The URGO Advisory Committee will review proposals every other Thursday. Their next meeting is Thursday, October 5th. Proposals need to be submitted by noon on Wednesday the 4th in order to be considered.

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

URGO Academic Year Research Application 2023-2024

Application Due Tomorrow – Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

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Due Tomorrow! Applications for Augsburg’s Mayo Innovations Scholar Program are now available on the URGO website! This program is highly competitive and is primarily designed for juniors and seniors.

What is MISP?
In the process of conducting research, Mayo Clinic scientists have developed new products that may be marketable. These products are submitted to the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property (OIP) for a thorough investigation of marketability. The OIP has a significant backlog of products to be investigated. One of the backlogged products or inventions is assigned to each MISP team for investigative research and formal presentation at Mayo Clinic.

Augsburg’s team will consist of an MBA student, 2-3 undergraduate science students, 1-2 undergraduate business/economics student, 2 Augsburg faculty, and a Licensing Manager from the Mayo Clinic OIP. The team will work together to understand the science and applications of the project or innovation and analyze the market potential. Each undergraduate student on the team will receive $1,500. Teams will begin work during October and the final presentations will be in March.

To Apply:
Applications can be found on the URGO website ( Completed applications must be submitted to by Wednesday, September 27th. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at, 612-330-1447, or stop in at Hagfors 101.


General Announcements

New Student Positions This Week (2)

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

09/25/2023: Student: Women’s Hockey Team Manager
09/25/2023: Center for Wellness and Counseling Student Program Assistant, AY 2023-24

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Interested in Being a STEM Mentor or Mentee?

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If so, STEM Peer Mentorship wants you!

STEM Peer Mentorship is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentorship can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Having a Mentor in STEM Peer Mentoring can be a major benefit in establishing the success of your STEM career. If you’re a first-year or sophomore in a STEM major interested in having a mentor and want to learn more about internships, scholarships, certain classes, etc… This is for you !

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Computer Science
-Data Science
-Environmental Studies

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.

Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2023. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to

Application 2023-2024

TODAY Wellness Wednesday: Mini Zen Garden

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Here comes the most popular Wellness Wednesday—Mini Zen Garden is back. Please stop by the Center for Wellness and Counseling office to create one for yourself or others.

Wednesday, September 27th from 10:30am-11:30am

**Limited supplies and first come first serve basis**

Photography and History in Paris and Berlin in May – Apply Now to Study Abroad

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Ready to earn 8 credits and Augsburg Experience this summer?

The summer program Innovation & Resistance: Photography and History in Paris and Berlin is a unique, short-term study abroad opportunity, open to all Auggies!
Earn 8 credits and your Augsburg experience in just a few weeks, while exploring two of the greatest European cities — Paris and Berlin – through the prism of history and photography. Visit museums, meet with speakers from across different industries, and so much more!
***Innovation & Resistance: Photography and History in Paris and Berlin***
Travel Dates: May 2024
Faculty Leaders: Jacqueline deVries and Christopher Houltberg
This is a 2-class program, and you’ll earn 8 credits, as well as Augsburg Experience. You’ll choose one History and one Photography course:
• HIS 195 – Topics in European History, fulfills Humanities liberal arts foundation requirement, OR
• HIS 390 – Topics in European History,
• ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography, fulfills Fine Arts liberal arts foundation requirement, OR
• ART 333 – Advanced Digital Photography
***APPLICATIONS DUE January 31***
The program has a capacity of 25 students and is filled on a rolling basis. If you’re interested, get started on your application now.
Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get more details and start an application on the Study Abroad & Away website

Take Your Business Keystone in Greece in May – Apply Now

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Are you a Junior or Senior business or economics major? Do you still need your Keystone and/or Augsburg Experience requirement? If you answered yes to both of those questions, this program is for you!

Travel to Greece May 12 – 27, 2024 to complete your Keystone requirement and/or Augsburg Experience in an experiential course. Visit businesses of all kinds, enjoy guest lectures from Greek business professionals and experts, visit museums, try fresh, local foods, and more!

Applications are due by January 31, 2024.

Visit the Greece program page to learn more and apply

Study Abroad in Cuba in May – Fine Arts Class for All Majors

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Have the experience of a lifetime–sign up for a summer fine arts study abroad program, led by professor Beliza Torres Narvaez. Spend 12 days in Cuba this May exploring arts and culture!

Travel: May 12-23, 2024
Course: THR 295 – Topics: Arts, Culture, and Community in Cuba, (Fine Arts requirement), 4 credits
fulfills Augsburg Experience, too!
***Any Augsburg student in good standing, including graduating Seniors, are eligible to apply
*** APPLY BY January 31 ***
The program is filled on a rolling basis. Interested students should start an application now! Contact the Study Abroad & Away Office with questions:

Get full program details and start an application here

Study Abroad in Italy on Spring Break – Apply Now

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Apply now to join the spring semester study abroad program, Interfaith Eating, Ethics, and Food Justice in Italy and travel to Montespertoli, Italy on spring break as a class.

Professor Matt Maruggi will be teaching the RLN 248: INTERFAITH EATING and ETHICS course and leading the group to Montespertoli, Italy.

To join the class, you must complete an application through CGEE Study Abroad and Away–link below.

There is a Program Fee of $5,425 The program fee includes: international round-trip airfare from Minneapolis, all lodging, all meals, all transportation during the program, all program activities, and international health and travel insurance.


Get full details about this program, and start your application at the link below.
If you have any questions, contact

Click here to learn more about Studying in Italy!

Event Announcements

Free Concert: Oslo Kammerkor (October 4)

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For fans of choral music, the Augsburg choral program invites you to a concert of Norway’s internationally-renowned Oslo Chamber Choir (Oslo Kammerkor) during their upcoming visit to the Twin Cities. The concert will feature a guest appearance by the Augsburg/Mirandola Collective.

Wednesday, October 4
7:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel

TOMORROW: Send-Off for Ariel Gutierrez – 2 p.m., East Commons

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Join us tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the East Commons for a send-off for Ariel Gutierrez, who is leaving Augsburg at the end this week.

We are so grateful for the amazing work Ariel has done in his role as an event planner for Augsburg over the the past four years. Please stop by to thank him and wish him well in the future!

Orange Shirt Day 2023

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Orange Shirt day recognized on Sept. 30th annually and is a national day of remembrance of those who survived Indian boarding schools and those who did not come home. This year the Augsburg Indigenous Student Assocation and American Indian Student Services are providing Orange Shirts with “Every child matters” on them for Augsburg students, staff, and faculty. Orange Shirts will be available (at no charge) on Sept. 28th & 29th in the Oyate Commons from 9am-4:30pm. T-shirts will be available while supplies last so it is first come first served. Any questions can be directed to

Learn more about Orange Shirt Day

Gilman Scholarship Applications – Due October 5

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The Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad applications are due October 5. This application cycle is for programs that start between December 1, 2023, and October 31, 2024 (Terms Accommodated: Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Academic Year 2024-2025_
Plan ahead to give yourself time to submit a solid application.
To be eligible for the Gilman a student must be a U.S. Citizen or National and receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or during the term of the study abroad program or internship
Have questions? Get in touch: or

Gilman Scholarship information and application

Waffles in Hoversten Chapel TONIGHT

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Student Ministry welcomes you TONIGHT in Hoversten Chapel at 8 pm for our first dinner church of the semester! There will be a waffle bar with plenty of toppings to choose from! Please RSVP on Auggie Life so we can ensure we have enough food for everyone. All are welcome!

Auggie Life Link:

Miles Forma: Learning to Be Comfortable with People Who Are Different

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September 28, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Central Time)

Miles is a disability advocate, public speaker, Augmentative Communication User, and Educator. In this honest conversation, Miles provides a perspective from someone who has experienced the special education system firsthand.

Please join us using this Zoom link:

Miles Website:

Join Us for an Interactive Interfaith Discussion – TOMORROW

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Join Augsburg Interfaith Scholars for an interactive discussion on Judaism/Islam/Christianity and Interfaith Engagement.

Guest speakers include Matt Maruggi, Associate Professor of Religion and Department Chair and Shayna Sheinfeld, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy.

Event details:
Thursday, September 28th
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Oren Gateway Center, 114

Learn more about Interfaith Scholars

Chapel: Dr. Kelly Sherman Conroy

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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am today to hear Dr. Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Department of Religion and Philosophy, speak about indigenous spirituality. This is the first in a “Living Stories” series co-hosted by the Department of Religion and Philosophy, Augsburg Interfaith Institute, and Campus Ministry. Each month we will hear stories of commitment from across traditions.

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