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Get Help with Off-campus Research Apps - Saturday

Off-Campus Research Application Workshop
Saturday, January 17th
10 a.m.-2 p.m. in SVE 201
Lunch will be provided

Get paid to conduct research with some of the nation's top academics at universities, labs, or institutes through an off-campus summer research program. There are programs designed for students in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and they often include a research stipend and housing. Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!

URGO will be hosting a workshop January 17 where students will receive one on one advising and feedback on their applications. Also hear from students who have participated in off-campus summer research and have experienced the application process. Those planning to attend the workshop are encouraged to send their application essays to before Saturday to make the most of the time.

If you cannot make it to the workshop, please contact URGO at 612-330-1446 or to make an individual appointment.

See URGO's website to explore hundreds of off-campus research opportunities:

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Professional Travel Funds are Available

Faculty and Staff - CTL continues to have funds available to support professional travel. Information regarding professional travel grants can be found at

If you plan on traveling between now and May 31 and have not yet applied for funds this budget year, please submit your application in the next two weeks. If funds continue to remain available, CTL will accept applications for additional trips (beyond the original $1,250 cap) beginning February 9th. If this time frame does not work with your professional travel schedule or goals, please contact Tim Pippert.

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Writing Lab Opens Tuesday, Jan. 20

After a busy (about 1,000 sessions) fall semester, the Writing Lab tutors will begin working again next Tuesday. Faculty, if you would like a tutor to make a brief visit to your class, please contact Kathy Swanson. We will be creating a schedule of visits at our retreat on Saturday.

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General Announcements

Apply to be a 2015-16 Interfaith Scholar

Attention current sophomores and juniors:

Want to engage in dialogue with people of different faiths and make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community? Consider becoming an Interfaith Scholar.

Interfaith Scholars participate in a yearlong academic seminar (407/408) led by Professor Matt Maruggi and Pastor Sonja Hagander, earn four upper division semester credits in the Religion Department, and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

For more information and to apply, visit our website:

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Apply to be a 2015-16 Christensen Scholar

Attention current sophomores and juniors:

Interested in exploring life's big questions? Will you be studying on campus all of next year? Consider becoming a Christensen Scholar.

Christensen Scholars participate in a yearlong academic seminar (REL 405/406) led by Professor Martha Stortz, earn four upper division semester credits in the Religion Department, and receive a $2,000 scholarship.

For more information, and to apply, visit our website:
There is also more information on our Blog:

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Complete Your Augsburg Exp. with an Internship

If you have an internship this spring and would like to use it to fulfill your Augsburg Experience graduation requirement, remember you must register your internship by January 26.

You have two options to register your internship:

- Option 1: Register for academic credit (2 or 4 credits), which also fulfills the Augsburg Experience. For details on the academic internship registration process visit:

- Option 2: Register for the non-credit internship option (AUG EX3) that fulfills the Augsburg Experience ONLY. For details on the non-credit internship registration process visit:

Both options require you to attend an internship orientation/registration session available on the following dates:

- Friday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m.
- Monday, January 19 at 10:45 a.m. (newly added)
- Tuesday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m.

If you have additional questions about registering your internship experience or if you are still looking for an internship opportunity, email us at or call 612-330-1148 to schedule an appointment.

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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 due March 1.

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

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Green by 2019 Action

The employees on campus who are responsible for ordering office supplies have worked together and decided that they would like to contribute to the "Green by 2019" goal by receiving delivery of their supply orders only twice a week instead of having the vendor truck come to campus five days per week. This is effective February 2 and will require some planning ahead and breaking old habits, so if you are an employee requesting supplies, please assist your supply orderer in this effort. Thanks, and good job!

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URGO Welcomes New Staff Member

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) warmly welcomes Catherina Kipper, Health Professions Specialist, to our staff and to Augsburg College. Catherina comes to us from the University of MN School of Dentistry where she served in admissions. Also at the U of MN, Catherina served as the Assistant Director--Academic Support Programs, Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and as Assistant Program Director, College of Biological Sciences.

Catherina brings extensive experience and a passion for working with students from diverse backgrounds interested in the health professions, biological sciences, and STEM programs. She is well on her way to earning her third degree from the University of MN, a PhD in Organization, Policy and Development with a concentration in Higher Education. She also holds a master's from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a bachelor's degree in microbiology. In addition to her administrative contributions and educational achievements, Catherina has co-taught numerous courses, ranging in title from "Graduate and Professional School: Success Strategies for Preparation, Admission and Beyond" to "Student Excellence in Academics and Mulitculturalism Seminar: Health Sciences," to "Cancer: Basics of Oncongenesis and Chemotherapy."

Catherina will be responsible for all facets of our undergraduate pre-health sciences advising program in collaboration with multiple programs and offices on campus. Feel free to refer current students and alums interested in the health professions to Catherina Kipper ( or to URGO (, Science 152.

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Food Service Hours

Thursday 1/15/15

Nabo is open from 7:30am-8:00pm. The Special of the day is an American Burger with Chips.

Einstein's is open from 7:30am-9:00pm with the Late Night Menu starting at 7:00pm.

The Commons is open from 7:30am-7:00pm. Market Place is serving Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Millet Cauliflower, Mashed Potatoes and Buttered Corn. Vege is serving Boiled Baby Red Potatoes with Dill and Beets, Carolina Kale, Sautéed Corn & Tomatoes with Basil, and Diced Sweet Potatoes with Banana & Walnut.

There is Mexican cuisine at lunch in The Commons today!

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Event Announcements

MAL Celebration of Nicaragua, January 22

Augsburg's MA in Leadership Program invites the Augsburg community to join us in a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MA in Leadership course "Universal Responsibility and Leadership: A Nicaraguan Experience."

When: Thursday, January 22, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Augsburg's Foss Center
Cost: $20 per person (includes food, wine, and beer).
Proceeds benefit Nica HOPE, a nonprofit based in Managua that works with communities living around the Managua city dump to offer long-term solutions to entrenched poverty through education and practical skills training.

Enjoy Nicaraguan food, photos, stories, and music, and hear from special guest Juan Carlos Lopez, program coordinator for the Center for Global Education and Experience in Nicaragua. Diana Pierce, KARE 11 news anchor and 2014 Nicaragua program participant, will MC the event.

Registration is required. Please register by January 18 through the Alumni Relations site ( When you click on the registration form, it will ask for your graduation year, etc. Non-alumni can just skip that part and complete the registration form.

Questions? Please contact Patty Park at or 612-330-1150.

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Daily Chapel: Amber Kalina Senior Chapel

Join us for worship in the chapel at 11:30 am. Amber Kalina '15 preaching, Senior Chapel. Ray Makeever and the Worship Band will share their musical gifts.

Upcoming chapel schedule:
Friday, 1/16, 10:40am: Pastor Sonja Hagander, College Pastor and Director of Ministries, preaching, "Look."
Friday Chapel is followed by C3: Christ, Community & Coffee in the atrium

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

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TODAY: A Safe and Welcoming Campus

This afternoon's Focused Conversation will address this question:

As a college committed to the city and its urban setting, how can Augsburg provide a safe and secure learning environment and remain open and welcoming to the neighborhood and community members?

Please join Ann Garvey, vice president of Student Affairs, and Scott Brownell, director of Public Safety and Risk Management, at 3:40 p.m. today in the Marshall Room to join this discussion.

The schedule of spring-term Focused Conversations is posted on the "All Hands 2014-2015" page (in the College Reports section of Inside Augsburg). To access that page, log into Inside Augsburg and click the "All Hands" icon on the main page of Inside Augsburg. From that page, you can add events to your calendar by clicking on the date/time links.

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Augsburg Total Wellness--Health Screening

Health screenings will be held on Tuesday-Thursday, January 27-29th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click on the link below to schedule an appointment now!!

Heath screening includes: Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, height and weight.
***This is a fasting test -- please do not eat for 12 hours before the screening. Drink water and take prescribed medications.

Incentive to participate: All faculty and staff who complete the health screening and health assessment questionnaire will be eligible to receive a $100.00 HSA contribution.

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Theater Department - Auditions for Carousel

The Augsburg Theater Department will hold auditions for its final 2014 -2015 main stage production, Carousel, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, directed by Darcey Engen, musical direction by Sonja Thompson, choreographed by David DeBlieck.

Audition Times:
Tuesday, January 20 6:00 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 21 from 4:30- 7:00pm

Call-back auditions will be held Thursday, January 22 from 6:00 -9:00pm
Auditions will be held in the Film Studio, located in Foss Center. Further information, as well as audition sign-up sheets will be posted on the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater door in the Atrium of the Foss Center.

All Augsburg students are welcome to audition! Please prepare 1-2 minutes of a song from a musical (NOT from Carousel) in English, we will provide a pianist. As well, please prepare a one-minute monologue or a reading from sides located at the theater desk in the Campus Ministry & Theater suite in Foss Center.

•Everyone must attend the dance call in the first half hour of auditions.
•Please arrive 10 minutes early.
•Please wear appropriate attire that you can move in. (I.e. dress accordingly as one would for a professional audition. No jeans, flip-flops, t-shirts, crop tops, halter tops, etc.)
•Please bring to auditions a complete list of all conflicts you may have with the rehearsal and performance schedule, including work, classes, social commitments (such as weddings, anniversaries, etc.) and ensemble performances. Actors should declare all known conflicts, in writing, at the time of the general audition.

Rehearsals begin February 9th and performance dates are April 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00pm; Call at 5:00pm; and April 12, and 19 at 3:00pm; Call at1:00pm

Description of Carousel:
In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent 'up there.' Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. (Carousel. Rodgers & Hammerstein., n.d. Web. )

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MN Private College Job & Internship Fair

Register NOW! (Deadline: 2/13/15)

Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior? Attend the MN Private College Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday February 18th, 2015 to learn how your career goals fit with 200+ employers' hiring needs.

Also, get your FREE professional LinkedIn Profile Picture taken at the fair!
For more information, visit

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Juan Carlos Lopez on Campus for Nicaragua Days

Juan Carlos Lopez, program coordinator at Augsburg College's campus in Nicaragua, will be in Minneapolis on January 21-22. Please read on for ways to connect with him:

Nicaragua Days Information Table in the Christensen Center lobby on January 21 from 10-12: Past travelers to Nicaragua and Central America will be available to talk about their experiences. Juan Carlos will also be available at the table for portions of this time block.

Meet and Greet (and Reunite!) with Juan Carlos on January 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Augsburg Abroad Suite in the Lower Level of Christensen. Light refreshments will be served at this casual gathering, which is an opportunity for students to discuss our Central America program options direct with the source! And ALL past program participants and faculty are welcome to stop by and reconnect with Juan Carlos!

Juan Carlos will also lecture and present in various classrooms on both January 21 and 22!

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Faculty Interviews for Scholarship Weekend

Dear Faculty,

Planning for this year's Scholarship Weekend has begun and we need your participation! This annual event brings a large group of high achieving high school students to campus not only to compete for scholarships but to spend the night on campus and get a better sense of the campus and the Augsburg community.

We need your help on Friday, Feb. 13th, to interview some of the talented student applicants who are vying for a President's Scholarship, an International President's Scholarship, or an Honors Regents Scholarship and a spot in the Honors Program.

As you may know, faculty interviews during Scholarship Weekend are an integral part of this event. Each applicant will participate in a 20-minute interview with two faculty members and a current Honors Program student. There is great anticipation and excitement for these students and for the faculty and staff who work with them over the course of their visit!

Interviews and the faculty luncheon take place on Sat., Feb. 14th from 8:00 am-1:30 pm. If you cannot participate in these interviews but would like to help out, we are also looking for faculty to conduct phone interviews Mon.-Wed., February 9-11, between either 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.

Any time you can give toward this process is greatly appreciated.

I hope you will consider this opportunity to meet with some talented prospective students and learn more about them, their academic interests, and their desire to come to Augsburg as well as to share some of your experiences with them.

Please send me ( a quick note if you can serve as an interviewer on Saturday, and/or if you could be available to conduct phone interviews, or let me know if you have questions.

Again, my thanks for your assistance.

Tracy Christianson
Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
Augsburg College

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