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Extended Deadline – Boren Scholarship for Language Study Abroad

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Let us know your intent to apply by December 8th by making an appointment with Dixie Shafer in URGO or Emilie Lenz in Study Abroad.

The Boren Scholarship is an initiative by the US Federal Government to increase the study of languages critical to U.S. interests 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 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.

Let us know your intent to apply by December 8th by making an appointment with Emilie Lenz in Study Abroad or Dixie Shafer in URGO.

Submit your application to by Augsburg’s internal campus application deadline of Friday, January 5th.

Meet with Dixie Shafer

Next Tuesday & Wednesday – URGO Summer Research/Creative Activity Info Session

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Join us next Tuesday the 28th or Wednesday the 29th at 5-6pm in Hagfors 150B to hear from past researchers, learn how to write a strong application, and find a faculty mentor!

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor they choose.

$6,000 for full-time researchers

$3,000 for half-time researchers

URGO Summer Research also counts as Augsburg Experience!

If you have any questions regarding the program or cannot make it to an info session and would like to learn more, use the link “Meet with URGO” to schedule an appointment with the Director of URGO, Dixie Shafer, or email

See you there!

URGO Summer Research/Creative Activity Information

Science and Cooking Food Lab Survey

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Please read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to participate in this study. This study is being conducted by Nikki Lee, Emily Vang, and PangDao Xiong, marketing students at Augsburg University. The purpose of this study is to find out what students want to learn from food. This information will be used to find data. It will determine what will interest students to learn that relates to food and will also be used in a presentation in a marketing research class at Augsburg University. Dr. Lori Lohman is the instructor for this course. Her phone number is (612) 330-1220.

General Announcements

Undergrads: Chance for a $50 Gift Card – Take Our Survey Today

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My name is Dean Harris, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University. I am conducting this study as partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree, with Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith as my advisor.

You are being invited to participate in a research study on investigating influences of intrapersonal factors on the relationship between casual sex and mental health. Our study focuses on experiences of casual sex in individuals who identify as single or recently single (i.e., have not been in a relationship longer than one month). As such, if you indicated you were in a relationship for longer than one month, you do not meet our study eligibility criteria. We respect and appreciate individuals in various types of relationships, including open or ethically non-monogamous ones, but our current study’s scope is limited to investigating casual sex in those who identify as single (or recently single). If you agree to this study, I will ask you to complete a survey via Qualtrics. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing all the survey questions, you will be invited, if you wish, to provide contact information to enter in the raffle to win one of three $50 gift card prizes, and/or emailed the results at the end of the study’s conclusion.

If you have any questions now or later, you may contact me, Dean Harris at 612-239-2534 or You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or If you contact me or my advisor, understand that your anonymity cannot be guaranteed; however, if you decide to participate, your data will not be connected to your name. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to discuss problems/complaints about the research study, send an email to

Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

Survey Link

Applications Are Now Open for the PRISM Scholars Program

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The PRISM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Funded by the National Science Foundation, PRISM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $5,000 per semester. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

– Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, data science, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
– Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Spring 2024 (graduating by May ‘26)
– Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
– U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, or admitted refugee
– Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Tuesday, November 28th at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Wednesday, December 6th (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application).

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

To apply, visit:
For more information, go to:
Questions? Contact:

The PRISM Scholarship Program is funded through NSF Award #2030638 through August 2025. Scholarships awarded Fall 2025 and beyond are contingent on continued funding.

Funding for PRISM is provided through the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.
Thank you!

TODAY at 10:30 a.m. – Wellness Wednesday: Bean Art

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CWC Wellness Wednesday: Bean Art 🙂
If you are curious and like arts or painting, don’t forget to stop by and join in our next Wellness Wednesday using the bean to create art.

Location: CWC Lobby
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Date: Wednesday, November 22nd

Thanksgiving Break – Dining Hours & Available Resources for Students

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The Dining Commons, Einstein’s, Nabo, and Kafe Kafeega will all close on Wednesday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m.

The Dining Commons will reopen for dinner on Sunday, November 26. Einstein’s, Nabo, and Kafe Kafeega will reopen for normal hours on Monday, November 27.

The Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, Campus Cupboard, International Student Services, and the Food Lab to make sure that students who are staying on campus have access to a kitchen if needed (especially those living in Urness) as well as knowledge about Campus Cupboard hours immediately before and during the Thanksgiving break.

Residential students, you will be notified of these hours and available resources if you’re staying on campus during the break. If you have any questions, contact Dean of Students Mike Grewe at

New Student Positions This Week (2)

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

11/15/2023: Student: Institutional Advancement Office Assistant
11/14/2023: Student: Multicultural Life/LatinX Student Services

Search Augsburg Job Postings

Event Announcements

Our Lady of Guadalupe Day

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We’re planning a chapel service at Augsburg to celebrate the Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe on December 8th at 10:40 AM. We need readers, musicians, and people to attend the event. We’ll be serving tamales after the chapel service. Please plan to join us and bring your friends!
We’re especially looking for folks willing to be involved in the service and we thought you might be interested in having a role, or might have some ideas of others in the Augsburg community who might want to take part in this special event.
We need volunteers for these roles:
Readers to read Scripture in Spanish and English
Musicians (guitar, soloists, singers for a choir, etc)
A couple volunteers to read / lead the prayers
Greeters to give out bulletins and roses at the door
People to bring friends to this special event
Please let us know if you’re interested in being involved! Please forward this message to invite your friends. We’ll host one rehearsal when we will assign roles to everyone who wants to help. Questions? Please contact Pastor John at or Sarah Degner Riveros at

Join Us for an Interfaith and Activism Panel Discussion – 11/30

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Join Interfaith at Augsburg for an interactive panel discussion on interfaith and activism. Panelists include Beth Gendler, Executive Director, Jewish Community Action <>; Phil Romine, Director, Opportunity Saint Paul, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul <>, and Augsburg’s own Jenean Gilmer, Program Manager, Community-Engaged Learning, Sabo Center for Democracy <>

Students, faculty, staff and public are welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday, November 30th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Oren Gateway Center, 114

Information Session: Study Abroad in Cuba, May 2024

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Come learn more about an incredible opportunity to study abroad next May in Cuba! We’ll go through the itinerary, costs and logistics, and leave time for questions. Come meet the faculty member, Beliza Torres, who will be leading this arts-focused program in Cuba. Cuba is world renowned for its arts education programs and top-notch artists, and it’s also a privilege to experience this socialist/communist island in the Caribbean! Zoom link will be added if folks need to connect virtually. (Email

For more information or to start an application, visit our detailed registration page:

For accommodation requests, please email Nichole at We will be sharing a presentation and the itinerary. We will do our best to meet any accommodation needs if you let us know as much in advance as possible.

CGEE Registration Page- Arts, Culture, & Community in Cuba

Keeping Track of Auggies

CGEE-Mexico Instructor Selected for Conference “ANUIES Civic Kitchen”

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Congratulations to CGEE-Mexico instructor, Fatima Mendoza, for being invited to participate in the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions of Mexico (ANUIES) Civic Kitchen; a space of collective development of social abilities to prototype action-leading proposals around gender violence in Mexican universities, that will take place in the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua from November 21 to Nov., 25.

This 5-day workshop called Civic Kitchen, puts together a heterogeneous group of people from different social sectors such as educators, scientists, social researchers, politicians, students, civilians, civil association actors, etc., to generate a dialogue based on different participative-action innovative methodologies, to generate a series of documented prototypes of projects that will be implemented in the universities that are part of the ANUIES, in search of bringing solutions to the pivotal issues that the Mexican society faces. Fatima is giving a presentation on teaching environmental studies using critical and experiential pedagogies creatively.

Congratulations to Fatima, on being selected for this honor!