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Scholarship + 2 Paid Internships - 12/1 & 12/2

All first-year Augsburg students are eligible to apply to be a 2016 Kemper Scholar!

*Up to $10,000 yearly scholarship
*2 guaranteed 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 (Hard Rock Hotel)

Information Sessions:
Tuesday, December 1st @ 5 p.m. in Lindell 202
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 10:30 a.m. in OGC 100

Augsburg is one of only 12 liberal arts colleges selected to take part in the Kemper Scholars Program. Come learn more about this unique opportunity and hear from current Augsburg Scholars, Keisha Barnard '16 (Sociology & International Relations), Najma Warsame '17 (Communication Studies), Mitchell Ross '18 (English), and Rebecca Schroeder '18 (Film & Business Management) about their experiences.

To learn more about the Kemper Scholars Program, go to or email

"I love the program. It's life-changing in ways I never thought were possible. The idea of living in a city away from family with other students who are just as ambitious as you is just amazing. I made so many connections and friends. I learned a lot about myself and my capabilities. Kemper has helped me grow as an individual, and I will always be thankful for the leadership opportunity they are giving me."

-Najma Warsame '17, communications major and Kemper Scholar

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Do Paid Summer Research Off-Campus - Info this Thurs.

Off-Campus Research Information Session:
Thursday, December 3rd @ 3:30 p.m. in OGC 112

Each summer, universities, national labs, and other research institutions throughout the country offer paid research opportunities for undergraduates. In past years, Augsburg students have been accepted to programs at locations such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, The University of Minnesota, The University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, and The Mayo Clinic, among many others.

Check out URGO's website for a list of off-campus research opportunities and then come to the information session December 3rd to hear about the experiences of students who have completed off-campus research & get tips on your own applications!

If you are unable to attend the session but would still like to learn about off-campus research opportunities, contact the URGO office at or x1446.

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Summer Research at Mayo in Bioethics - All Majors


The Mayo Clinic seeks applicants for its 2016 summer undergraduate research program in biomedical ethics. This program is highly competitive and 4-6 students will be selected. Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor for approximately 10 weeks. Students will participate in educational sessions on bioethics research and lunch meetings with faculty.

Please contact Catherina Kipper in URGO at if you plan to apply. You can find the job posting 58853BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website at The deadline in January 15, 2016.

Candidates must attach the following to the online application:

1. Cover letter describing your careers goals & how bioethics research relates to those goals
2. Resume/CV including your major, relevant coursework, honors, & related experiences
3. 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in bioethics
4. Current college transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or professors

For further information on the application, contact Catherina Kipper at

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SPA 211 in the Spring

The Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Dept. is looking for students interested in taking SPA 211 in the spring semester. Normally this course is only taught in the fall, but with enough student interest, could be offered this coming spring. The class would meet MWF from 1:50-3:00pm.

To express interest and get more information, please contact Kate Reinhardt at or at ext. 1081.

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General Announcements

Hagfors Center Office Models

Life-size models of two configurations for the offices in the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion have been constructed on the second level of Lindell Library, near the link to Sverdrup Hall. The models are indicative of the size and space of the new offices, although the final fabrics and finishes may differ.

The model offices will be up through the winter board meeting at the end of January. If you have questions or comments about the office plans, please send them to the The Hagfors Center project team will review all submissions sent to that email address.

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Accessibility at Augsburg Meeting Dec. 2

The Accessibility at Augsburg committee meets on Wed., Dec. 2, 3-4 pm in Lindell 202. Campus community members are welcome.

The agenda includes an update on the accessibility meeting concerning the new CSBR, and preliminary development of priorities for the FY17 budget.

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STEM Peer Mentoring - Spring 2016

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Mentors (STEMM) is a student-led mentoring program that focuses to provide support to first-year STEM students in navigating their undergraduate careers and preparation for success inside and outside of the classroom.

If you are a first-year student pursuing a STEM major and are interested in receiving mentoring from an upper-level STEM mentor during Spring 2016, please complete the application found at this link: Faculty and staff are welcome to recommend students to the program. If you have questions, please email

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Event Announcements

Chapel @ 10:40am: President Pribbenow Preaching

Join us for worship in the chapel at 10:40am as we begin our Advent Chapel Series, "Light Dawns on a Weary World." Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow preaching, Augsburg College President. Musicians: Sarah Haugen, vocalist; Braxton Kyles, flutist.

Chapel This Week:
Tuesday, 12/1, 11:30am: Pastor Justin Lind-Ayres preaching, Associate College Pastor.
Wednesday, 12/2, 10:40am: Service of Holy Communion. Musicians: Prof. Bill Capman, Laura Simms, and Nyssa Capman.
Thursday, 12/3, 11:30am: Jon Bates '15, Senior Chapel
Friday, 12/4, 10:40am: Velkommen Jul – A Scandinavian Christmas Celebration

No Wednesday Night Communion this Week (Advent Vespers Week)

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

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Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days at the Bookstore

Does waking up in a winter wonderland get you in the Holiday Spirit?

December 3-5 is holiday appreciation days for Faculty and Staff. Make that list and check it twice and on the 3rd come in to enjoy 40% off your entire purchase of Augsburg apparel and general reading books!

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Untold Story: Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

Join Students Supporting Israel (SSI) in welcoming Avraham Ettedgui, a Jew from Morocco who will share his refugee story of flight and share the rich culture and history of Middle Eastern and North African Jews. Food and drinks provided.

5:30pm, Adeline Johnson Conference Center, OGC 100

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CYBER MONDAY at the Bookstore

Make sure to take advantage of Cyber Monday!

30% off all Champion products in our store and FREE shipping! Hurry, deal ends at Midnight tonight!

Go to for more details.

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Wed. 12/2, Katy Micek, "Data Science at Windlogic"

Mathematics Colloquium
Wednesday 12/2, 3:10-4:10
Old Main 105

This week's speaker is Dr. Katy Micek from WindLogics. WindLogics is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary company of NextEra Energy, LLC and provides innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that enable low cost, reliable, and sustainable power systems. The title of Katy's talk is "Data Science at WindLogics" and she will present the mathematics behind automating the selection process as a linear programming problem and discuss skills needed while working as a data scientist.

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