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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

Paid Summer Program to Study Public Policy and International Affairs

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The purpose of the Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations.

Selected participants spend the summer at one of seven participating universities (University of Minnesota, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Harvard, University of Washington, or University of Michigan) where they take courses, learn from top leaders in the field and build their professional skills. Students must have junior or senior status and be planning to graduate between December 2024 and August 2025. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a stipend.

Application Due Date; Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Contact URGO at and reference your interest in PPIA before October 6th to set up a meeting to learn more.

Eligibility and Benefits

Weekly E-Learning Update

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Sept. 29, 2023
Dear Augsburg Faculty,

We hope September has been going well for you!

This week’s eLearning update will cover:
Creating a multimedia discussion forum
Giving audio/video feedback to students in an assignment

Creating a multimedia discussion forum
To increase engagement and variety in your Moodle discussion forums, consider directing students to use the audio and video recording tools built into Moodle’s text editor. There are no settings that need to be changed, as this audio/video recording option is automatically available to you and your students in any forum. Simply direct students to use the recording tool icons to record either audio or video. Tutorial video:
Giving audio/video feedback to students
In Moodle activities, such as forums and assignments, you may choose to provide audio/video feedback to your students, instead of text feedback. Students have reported more positive reactions to audio/video feedback, compared to text feedback, because your voice as the teacher helps them feel your presence, and your care for them and their success in your course. In any activity in Moodle, in the text editor window, you may use the audio/video recording tools, mentioned above, to give feedback to your students. This can both increase your connections to students and save you time!

If you need any support in setting up either of these in your course(s) or need any other technology help, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Your eLearning team,

Susan, Jad, Shane, Nathan

For additional help, contact your LFC or Instructional Design Technologist.

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Mindful Monday: Yoga

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Center for Counseling and Wellness, will offer a short reflection followed by mindfulness practice led by Tara Mader, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Center for Teaching and Learning Fellow.

Please come join us on Monday, October 2nd from 10:40am-11:40am in Student Lounge, Christensen Center

OPEN TO ALL (Staff, Faculty, Students)

New Staff Positions This Week (9)

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

09/28/2023: Event Planner
09/20/2023: Senior Financial Aid Counselor
09/20/2023: Assistant Director of Financial Aid
09/18/2023: 2nd Shift Custodian
09/14/2023: Program Associate, Career Services and Off-Campus Study
09/13/2023: Public Safety Officer
09/08/2023: Volunteer Coordinator – MN Urban Debate League
09/07/2023: 1st Shift Custodian
08/29/2023: Liaison for Computing: Administrative

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New Staff Position: Event Planner

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Summary of Position

The Event Planner is responsible for the management and direction of event production for events and conferences both on-and off-campus, creating a positive image of Augsburg University for the campus community and guests. Provides leadership and guidance to various committees for small to large-scale campus events. Collaborates with internal and external partners, building strong working relationships.

Primary Responsibilities

– Create positive memorable experiences for campus community and campus guests.
– Provide leadership and support by raising the quality of events and the image of the University.
– Lead and manage assigned events and ensure that Augsburg University events are tied to mission and have a consistent feel that reinforces the University’s brand.
– Provide quality customer service and form positive working relationships.
– Provide supervision, leadership and training to internal planner(s) and staff, student staff and intern(s).
– Collaborate in the management of University Event resources.

Additional Responsibilities

Event Planning & Management

– Independently plan and manage assigned small to large events/portions of events; partner with departments to determine event goals and objectives and final event logistics.
– Conduct off-campus venue site visits, make recommendations for off-campus event venues.
– Provide onsite leadership to live events by making real-time, unsupervised decisions, directing staff and volunteers, evaluating risks and course-correcting when necessary to ensure event remains successful, on-budget and mission-centered.
– Make decisions related to event logistics in partnership with on- and off-campus partners including catering, public safety, facilities/custodial, IT, rental vendors, musicians and staff.
– Review, negotiate and manage vendor contracts related to Augsburg events.
– Collaborate with Marketing and Communication to maintain master web calendar content of campus events and activities and create brand appropriate event collateral where appropriate.
– All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).

Summer Conference Planning & Management

– Assist with the coordination of the annual summer conference calendar and client relationships including contracting, payment, and end of summer reports.
– Coordinate with on-campus partners such as Public Safety, campus food service, facilities and residence life as needed.

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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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Application Due Friday: STEM Peer Mentorship

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Interesting Being a STEM Mentor or Mentee?

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

Stem Peer Mentorship Application 2023-2024

Join Augsburg Vespers Choir

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Are you someone who:

LOVES singing Christmas music in a choir but doesn’t have time to sign up for a whole season on involvement?

Wants to join the company of musicians at Augsburg’s annual Advent Vespers services in Central Lutheran Church?

If so, then Vespers Choir is for you!

· 3 consecutive Tuesday-evening rehearsals on campus, starting October 31.
· 2 evening dress rehearsals at Central Lutheran Church: November 28 and 30.
· 3 services: December 1 @ 7:00 p.m.; December 2 @ 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Open to anyone in the Augsburg community (plus your friends and family).

For details, contact Dr. Kristina Boerger (

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Resume and LinkedIn Profile Review—Attend and Receive a $5 Gift Card

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The Strommen Center is partnering with Northwestern Mutual to review students resumes and LinkedIn Profiles. Campus Recruiters will be on campus Monday, October 2nd between 10am-1pm to help students update their resumes and make the most of their LinkedIn account. You are invited to attend regardless of your major.

Sign up for an in-depth, 20 minute resume review with a recruiting expert. After your resume questions are answered, you will receive a $5 gift card that can be used at Nabo, Einstein Bros, Kafe Kafeega and the Commons!

Spots for the 20 minute sessions are limited, so sign-up soon!

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8th Annual Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM Workshop and Dinner

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Augsburg will be hosting an in-person event focused on applying to paid research opportunities in STEM that is open to students, staff, and faculty from Augsburg and the broader community.

Applying for Paid Research Experiences in STEM

Thursday, November 9, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Hagfors Center 150, Augsburg University

Workshop for students, staff, and faculty on identifying and applying for summer research opportunities with information on research programs such as National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

Panel for students: Student and alumni experiences

Panel for faculty and staff: Supporting equitable access and participation

Community dinner for students, staff, and faculty

Since dinner is provided, advance registration is greatly appreciated.

RSVP for November 2023 REU Workshop

Keeping Track of Auggies

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