Friday, December 16, 2016
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Partial Closure of 21st Avenue South Next Week

Beginning Monday, December 19, 21st Avenue South will be closed to through traffic between South 6th and South 7th streets in order for McGough Construction to pour the floor of the skyway.

The work is expected to begin early Monday, December 19, and continue through the week until late Friday, December 23, but the schedule is dependent on weather. The concrete work requires covering and heating the skyway 24 hours per day until the concrete is poured and cured. McGough Construction coordinated the timing of this work with Augsburg College and the City of Minneapolis, intentionally scheduling it during the holiday break to minimize impact on traffic and parking on campus.

During the closure, appropriate signage will be set up. Vehicular traffic will be unable to drive through the closed area. However, safe sidewalk access on the east side of 21st Avenue will be maintained.

This information is also available on the Hagfors Center website: .

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Teaching and Learning

Moodle Help Available

As the end of the semester approaches, the E-Learning team would like to remind faculty that we are available to help you with any questions you might have about the Moodle gradebook, how to import content into your Spring course shells, or any other questions you might have. Please feel free to contact your LFC (Nathan Lind, Christie Mattingly, Eric Strom) or E-Learning Specialist (Bonnie Tensen) for assistance.

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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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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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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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General Announcements

Food Service Hours

Einsteins is open from 7:30am-1:30pm

Nabo is open from 7:30am-1:30pm, with Hot Food starting at 10am

The Commons is open from 7:30am-1:30pm

On Friday, December 16, all food service locations will be closing at 1:30pm. Over Winter Break, Nabo and The Commons will be closed.

Einsteins will be open over break, Monday-Friday from 7:30pm-1:30pm with a Limited Menu.

The Commons will reopen on Sunday, January 8, at 5pm for dinner, and normal hours will resume for all locations on Monday, January 9.

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Against the Professor Watchlist?

If so, AAUP has provided a way for you to act; here's the note they're circulating:

You've probably heard about the Professor Watchlist, a website that seeks to "expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom."

This website poses a clear threat to academic freedom. Over the past century, such lists have been used to harass and intimidate faculty, and have a chilling effect on academic freedom and free speech.

Please join me in signing an open letter to Turning Point USA, the creators of the Watchlist, asking to be added to the list. Let's stand in solidarity with colleagues who have been singled out by this website:

I'll add that colleagues across the political spectrum at Notre Dame (not a hotbed of radicalism) have banded together to defend two of their own:

You don't have to be an AAUP member to participate. Please join me in signing and spread the word.

Doug Green
AAUP Member

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Liddle Publishes on the News Machine

The English Department proudly announces that our Chair, Professor Dallas Liddle, has just published a major article--"The News Machine: Textual Form and Information Function in the London Times, 1785-1885"--in Book History 19 (2016): 132-168. The article grew out of Professor Liddle's NEH Summer Stipend work, for which Augsburg helped to send him to London in 2010. It is the first fruit of a larger, ongoing project.

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