Friday, January 30, 2015
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Scholastic Connections Applications Available

Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students of Color

Applications are now being accepted for Scholastic Connections for 2015-16. Successful applicants for 5 available positions will receive a $5,000 scholarship and be paired with an alum of color who will serve as the student's mentor.

Eligibility requirements, information about Scholastic Connections and applications are available at the SC web page. Go to Inside Augsburg, A to Z Directory, Scholastic Connections. and click on Application Requirements.

Students who receive full tuition scholarships: Promise Scholars, Act 6 Scholars, full tuition President Scholars, etc. are NOT eligible for SC.

Applications and letters of recommendation are due March 1.

Attention Faculty and Staff: If you know of a student of color who could benefit from a $5,000 scholarship and work with a mentor, please nominate the student for Scholastic Connections. Nomination forms and information about the program are available at the SC web page, Application Requirements. Nominations are due March 1.

For more information, contact Cindy Peterson at or 612-330-1754.

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Food Service Hours This Weekend

Nabo is open from 10am-2pm on Saturday and the Special is a Chicken Caesar Wrap. Nabo is closed on Sunday.

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

The Commons is open from 11:30am-1:00pm for Brunch and 5pm-7pm for Dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

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Food Service Hours

Friday 1/30/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm. The Special of the Day is Mac n Cheese.

Einteins is open from 7:30am-8:00pm with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Green Beans with Spicy Siracha Sauce, Turkey Breast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Bean Casserole. Vege is serving Brown Rice with Cilantro, Lime & Coconut Milk, Boiled Red Potatoes with Pesto, Asparagus with Zesty Citrus Dressing, and Vegan Sausage in Red Sauce.

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Event Announcements

J Dilla Documentary Film Screening

Save The Kids Augsburg College is continuing our movie series in honor of the late great James Dewitt Yancy aka J Dilla or Jay Dee, we will be showing 3 Documentary films about this wonderful human being and musical genius to ensure people learn of his history, legacy and tremendous contributions to Hip Hop but music as a whole and the world.

Date 1: Monday Feb. 9
Documentary: Stussy (28min) and Crate Diggers (26min.)
Time: 6pm
Location: East Commons(Augsburg College/Christensen Center)

Date 2: Monday Feb. 16
Documentary: Still Shining (39min.)
Time: 6pm
Location: East Commons(Augsburg College/Christensen Center)


Contact Reies Raees Romero for additional info/questions or 651-270-7592

This is a FREE event!

Surprise Skype in's at each screening! (TBA)

This is in anticipation of Twin Cities DillaDay 2015 on Feb. 21st at the Nomad World Pub.

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Phase 1 URGO Summer Research App - Due Monday

The Phase 1 Application for URGO summer research is due February 2nd! Applications can be found at (click "Apply for Summer Research" orange tab on right).

There are two ways that students can do paid summer research with URGO:

URGO Summer Research Program: a 10-week, on-campus program where students are funded to join a faculty member's ongoing research/creative line or carry out an individually-designed project. Full-time researchers receive a $4,000 stipend and support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, weekly seminars, and roundtable discussions with fellow researchers.

URGO Summer Research Assistantship: an opportunity to help a faculty member with an on-going research project or creative line by assisting with research tasks. Research assistants receive a $1,000 stipend for 100 hours of work, which can be completed at any time throughout the summer.

Contact the URGO office at x1446 or if you have any questions.

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Daily Chapel: Bishop, Choir & Blessing

Join us for worship in the chapel today at 10:40am: Rev. Ann Svennungsen, Bishop of the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod, preaching; Augsburg Choir, conducted by Peter Hendrickson; and special blessing for Leslie Larson and Staney Rostad. Friday Chapel is followed by C3: Christ, Community and Coffee in the atrium.

Next week:
Three-Day Chapel Series: We are Called - Masters of Vocation. Augsburg Masters students speak on vocation and faith.
Mon. 2/2 at 10:40am: Jenna Noonan preaching, MA Physician Assistant Studies student
Tues. 2/3 at 11:30am: Erin Fox, MA Music Therapy student
Wed. 2/4 at 10:40am: Breanne Royer, MA Social Work/Dual Degree with Luther Seminary
Thurs. 2/5 at 11:30am: Jane Ulring '15 senior chapel
Friday 2/6 at 10:40am: Hymn Sing

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center - Everyone is welcome!

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Gilman Int'l Scholarship Workshop, Feb. 6 & Feb. 17

February 6
Riverside Room
10:35-11:05 a.m.

February 17
Riverside Room
11:25-11:55 a.m.

Learn how to earn $3,000 - $5,000 in scholarship money for studying abroad with the Gilman Scholarship and receive tips and information on:

* How to apply
* Writing a winning essay
* Application deadline
* Eligible Augsburg and CGE programs

*Eligibility: Pell Grant Recipient, US Citizen (or will be at time of travel)

Questions? or 612-330-1650

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"We Are Called: Masters of Vocation" Chapel Series

Please join us next week for a unique Three-Day Chapel Series: "We are Called - Masters of Vocation." Augsburg Masters students speak on vocation and faith. Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

Monday, 2/2, at 10:40am: Jenna Noonan preaching, MA Physician Assistant Studies student
Tuesday, 2/3, 11:30am: Erin Fox, MA Music Therapy student
Wednesday, 2/4, 10:40am: Breanne Royer, MA Social Work/Dual Degree with Luther Seminary student

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Budget Manager Training Starts Next Week

Training for budget managers will be held:

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 9-10 a.m. in OGC 100
Monday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - Noon in OGC 100
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2-3 p.m. in Christensen's Augsburg Room

All budget managers should plan to attend one of these trainings. You will be provided with the framework and strategy behind the FY2016 budget. Also, specific information and direction will be given on the new format for your budget submission.

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Campus Kitchen Brunch - Sat. 10am

Good food.
Crafty valentines.
Great conversation.

All these and more await you at the Campus Kitchen brunch this Saturday, Jan. 31, 10am at The Common Table (2001 Riverside). Join Campus Kitchen student leaders and volunteers as we eat together and make valentines for our friends at Ebenezer Tower. All are welcome - whether you're a regular Campus Kitchener, curious to learn more, or just plain hungry.

Contact Allyson at for details.

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Seeing the Need: Karolynn Lestrud '68 Gives Back

If Karolynn Lestrud '68 ever had any doubt that her $100,000 pledge for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR) would benefit a worthy and necessary cause, it was erased when she toured the Augsburg campus last spring.

"I was astonished at the level of work those kids were doing, working with scientists in the field as well as professors at the school. They have their names on articles in major scientific journals. For those pursuing science careers, that kind of real world experience is an enormous leg up."

Much has changed since Lestrud, who was recruited by a passionate advocate visiting her home town of Menomonie, Wisconsin, first arrived on campus. Enduring the freshman rituals of those days, wearing beanies and cleaning funky old apartments for upper classmen, helped her bond with fellow students who became lifelong friends. An English, French, and secondary education major, she lived in dorms and the French house, Chez Nous, and has fond memories of her experience.

"I got assigned to work for Norma Noonan, a political science teacher who was incredibly bright and tough as nails. What a role model. She was amazing," Lestrud said. "I didn't realize it at the time, but Augsburg was a very safe place to become really independent. A lot of people were looking out for you, but not in the way that your parents or people in your hometown did. It was such a nurturing environment, and faculty members were so supportive and encouraging." She sees the same culture in today's science department.

About the need for widespread participation in projects like the CSBR, she has no doubt. "Adding my gift to move it forward is one step closer to breaking ground!"

To read more of Lestrud's story, see the full story on the CSBR blog:

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Free Oil Painting

Free Oil Painting. On canvas and unframed. Signed by an artist active in the mid '50s. It's around 4 feet high by 2 1/2 to 3 feet wide.

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Job opportunity For Students

My name is Frankie, and I'm a student at Augsburg. I'm looking for students who want to make some money and garner job experience. I use a wheelchair and require assistance with daily living tasks. I'm looking to hire some personal care attendant's (PCAs). The pay is $12.73 an hour. I need someone to work Wednesdays 5:00PM-11PM.

If anybody is interested/requires more information, please email me at

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