Monday, December 19, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Partial Street Closure for Skyway Concrete Pour

Classes are out for the semester, but construction on the Hagfors Center continues. A full summary of this week's construction activities is posted on . This week's post includes the following updates:

[1] Partial street closure of 21st Avenue South
[2] Window frames and glass, including photo of the accent-colored window frames
[3] Precast exterior brick
[4] Stairwells
[5] Roof work
[6] Interior wall framing
[7] Fireproofing in the lobby

To subscribe to regular emails about the Hagfors Center construction, go to and sign up for email updates.

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Teaching and Learning

Scholarship + 2 Paid Internships for First Years

Apply to be a 2017 Kemper Scholar!

The Kemper Scholars Program is designed for first-year students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a business-related degree program such as accounting, data science, finance, risk management, economics, statistics, math, computer science, communications, and/or actuarial science. Scholars receive:

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 paid internships:
*1 paid summer internship at a nonprofit in Chicago, learning and living with 25 fellow Kemper Scholars
*1 paid summer internship at one of the many Kemper companies around the US
*Paid trip to annual Kemper Conference in Chicago; 3 summers

Augsburg is one of only 15 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Go to to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

Please set up an appointment with URGO at or x1446 to confirm your eligibility if you plan to apply. URGO is available to provide feedback on applications as well if you wish to meet with us before submitting your application.

Applications are due January 31

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Visit URGO for Advising on Grad School Apps

Applying to grad school? Come meet with URGO staff for individualized advising on finding and selecting programs, preparing for standardized tests, securing letters of recommendation, and writing application essays. We are here to help you through the process!

To make an appointment you can call the URGO office at 612-330-1446 or email us at

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CTL Grants for Faculty - Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 2017 annual CTL grants. Multiple recipients will be chosen for the three annual grants:

-Scholarship Grant
-Provost's Internationalization Travel Grant
-Integrated Course Design Grant

Calls for Proposals:

See the CTL grants webpage ( for links to the online application forms.

Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2017.

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Distinguished Contributions Award Nominations

Students, faculty and staff - the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite your nominations for the 2017 awards for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Augsburg annually recognizes individuals or groups that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. All faculty (full-time and adjunct) or full-time staff who have been employed at the college for at least three years are eligible for the awards.

See the CTL awards web page for detailed information on the award categories and to access to online nomination form.

Nominations will be accepted through February 20, 2017.

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URGO Summer Research Applications Available

Are you looking for a paid summer research opportunity here on campus? URGO applications for 2017 summer research are now available on the URGO website at All fields of study welcome!

We have multiple summer opportunities available for students.

The URGO Summer Research Program is an 11-week, on-campus program where students are funded to conduct research with a faculty mentor. Students receive support throughout the research process from their faculty mentor, a Speaker Series, and weekly seminars with fellow researchers. URGO provides full-time summer researchers (400 hours) with a $4,000 stipend and housing discount while half-time researchers (200 hours) receive a $2,000 stipend. The program runs from May 15th - July 28th.

URGO also provides funding for students to work for a professor as a research assistant on an ongoing research project. This is a 100-hour commitment over the course of the summer and comes with a $1,000 stipend. This is an excellent opportunity to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project.

Phase 1 of the applications are due February 1st, so start talking with your faculty before break to learn about what research is going on in your department!

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Apply to Off-Campus Summer Research - Wrkshp 1/14

Each year students apply to participate in off-campus summer research programs, where they are paid to conduct research with some of the nation's top academics at universities, labs, or institutes. There are programs designed for students in the sciences and social sciences and they often include a research stipend and housing. These off-campus research opportunities provide students with the chance to meet and work with faculty in their field and to explore possible academic or career routes post-graduation.

Check out URGO's website for a list of off-campus research opportunities and then come to the application workshop below to get individualized advice and feedback on your applications!

Off-Campus Research Application Workshop
Saturday, January 14th, 10-2 @ Sverdrup 201

If you are unable to attend the session but would still like feedback on your applications, please make an appointment with the URGO office at or ext. 1446.

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General Announcements

Modified Hours Copy Center/Mailroom/Shipping

During the upcoming holiday the copy center, mailroom and shipping/receiving area will have modified hours.

We will be delivering mail and packages on December 27, 28, and 29 to departments that are staffed and open. Please let us know if you would like delivery by sending an email to

Copy Center:
Closed/Holiday from 12/23/2016 - 01/02/2017

12/23/2016 : CLOSED/HOLIDAY
12/26/2016: CLOSED/HOLIDAY
12/30/2016: CLOSED/HOLIDAY
01/02/2017: CLOSED/HOLIDAY

Shipping and Receiving:
12/23/2016: CLOSED/HOLIDAY
12/26/2016: CLOSED/HOLIDAY
12/27/2016: OPEN; 9:00am to 3:00pm
12/28/2016: OPEN; 9:00am to 3:00pm
12/29/2016: OPEN; 9:00am to 3:00pm
12/30/2016: CLOSED/HOLIDAY
01/02/2017: CLOSED/HOLIDAY
Happy Holidays,


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Important Changes Coming to Daily A-mail

The Office of Marketing and Communication, which is responsible for distributing the Daily A-mail, has developed an improved process for submitting and reading posts.

New features include:
* a simplified submission interface
* an email receipt confirming each successful submission, including the full content submitted
* the ability to edit a post after it has been submitted up until the submission deadline
* the optional daily digest sent via email will now include links to each individual post.

One important change to note with the new submission process is that the deadline for submitting A-mail will change. The new deadline for inclusion in a day's A-mail will be 11:59 p.m. the day prior to publication, rather than 10 a.m. on the day of publication. This means an A-mail can be submitted at any time during the day (including before 10 a.m.) in order to show up in the next business day's A-mail.

These A-mail updates will be rolled out over the winter break in partnership with IT. As part of this transition, A-mail will not be sent on December 27-29. In addition, as always, Daily A-mail will not be sent on the dates that are College holidays, which include December 23, 26, and 30, as well as January 2.

After the transition, a new "Submit to A-mail" option will be added the left-hand navigation at We expect this to be available Dec. 29. The first A-mail sent using the new submission form will be Tuesday, January 3. Submissions for the January 3 A-mail can be submitted any time after the form is available and before 11:59 p.m. January 2, 2017.

Please send questions or concerns to

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Apartment Leasing

If anyone is looking to lease a one bedroom at PaviliononBerry contact me at You will be sharing living space with three other roommates, but will have your own bedroom that comes with a walk-in-closet and sharing a bathroom with one other person. The monthly price is $595; this includes rent, electricity, cable and internet. It is very close to Dinkytown, three minute from the University of Minnesota, and eight-minute drive to Augsburg College.

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