Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Fitness Center Thanksgiving Break Hours

The Haglund and Messerer Fitness Centers, along with the gym and the rest of the Athletic Facilities, will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed until noon on Sunday, November 29 when regular hours resume. All Athletic Facilities will be closed November 26, 27 and 28.

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Teaching and Learning

Scholarship + 2 Paid Internships for First-Years

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

*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 http://jskemper.org/scholars.html or email urgo@augsburg.edu.

"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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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 kipper@augsburg.edu if you plan to apply. You can find the job posting 58853BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website ().http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs). 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 kipper@augsburg.edu.

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Travel and Do Paid Research This Summer - Info 12/3

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 urgo@augsburg.edu or x1446.

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General Announcements

Daily A-mail Schedule

The Daily A-mail will be on hiatus Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, due to Thanksgiving Break. Publication will resume Monday, November 30, and announcements for this edition should be submitted Monday morning before 10 a.m.

Please send questions or concerns via email to a-mail-corrections@augsburg.edu. Thank you.

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Food Service Hours

Wednesday, November 24th

Open from 7:30am-1:30pm.
Open from 7:30am-1:30pm
Open from 7:30am-1:30pm.

Thursday, November 25th- Sunday, November 29th
All Locations Will Be Closed!

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262 lbs Donated to Campus Cupboard This Week

Thanks to Human Resources and all the faculty and staff who brought donations for this month's Total Wellness food drive! The Campus Cupboard is stocked with 262 lbs of new food and personal hygiene items - just in time for exams :)

Thank you!

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Get Paid For Your Internship

Wouldn't it be GREAT if you could get paid to do an internship?

You may be able to do just that because of a grant recently awarded to Augsburg College. Augsburg has recently been awarded a Great Lakes Career Ready Grant. The Career Ready Internship grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation provides funds to colleges and universities so that they can partner with businesses and nonprofits to develop new paid internships, and convert existing unpaid internships into paid opportunities. This program serves juniors and seniors who receive financial aid, improving their odds of graduating and preparing them to enter the workforce with real-world experience in their fields of study.

To be eligible:

* Students must be in good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)
* Students must be a college junior or senior (60 credits completed) at the time of the internship
* Students must be eligible for financial aid (work study)
* The internship must be related to your major or career aspirations
* Internships will take place Spring 2016, Summer 2016 or Fall 2016

Act now! Priority consideration is given to students who complete the short Augsburg application, so we recommend you complete it soon.

To learn more about the grant, visit the Strommen website at augsburg.edu/strommen Eligibility and application instructions are included on the website.

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Diversity and Inclusion Comm. Special Presentation

This special presentation, hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to gather and hear about the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity - Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, of which Augsburg College is a 2015 Recipient. Ann Garvey, Vice President of Student Affairs and award nomination drafter, will provide a brief history and description of the award, information about the award criteria and evaluation, and thoughts about the implications of the award. This gathering will also serve as an opportunity to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment and enjoy some refreshments.

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Marshall Room

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"On-Hold" Accounts Payable Checks

Payment Authorization Invoices/Check Requests processed with a "On-Hold" request originally to be picked up on Friday, November 27 will be available on Wednesday, November 25 anytime after 1:00 p.m. due to Thanksgiving holiday.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ext. 1031 or daughera@augsburg.edu ~ Thank You!

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Food Service Menu and Specials

Chefs Choice Today! Enjoy the new beverages in The Commons; Crystal Light, Flavored Waters, Orange Crush, Cherry Pepsi, and Diet Dr. Pepper.

French Toast bagel is slated to go away soon, get yours before they are gone. And, of course try our new Winter Blend!

The Nabo Special of the Day is a Chefs Special. Try several new items including Build Your Own Salad, Black Eye on tap Cold Press and Nitro, Kind bars, Pop-Tarts, and more!

Burger VS. Burger COMPETITION!!!!
Submit your recipes today
Come up with a creative burger and compete against your classmates
Recipes submitted by December 7th
Competition on December 9th
Winner receives a Amazon Echo
And their burger will be served next semester at Nabo!!!!

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NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

Students can now apply for the 2015-16 NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Scholarship Program at Augsburg College. This scholarship program supports the advancement of academically focused undergraduates seeking professional careers in the natural sciences, especially space physics & engineering, mathematics, and science/mathematics education.

This competitive program awards 6 scholarships for spring semester, 2016, in the following areas:

Emerging Scholarship (Sophomore-Junior). Four scholarships of $1000 to encourage students whose course of study shows progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Enhanced Scholarship (Sophomore-Senior). Two scholarships of $2000 to support students who have shown considerable progress in meeting the criteria of this scholarship program.

Strong candidates for the grant will be students who...
-are a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, pre-engineering, or mathematics/science education;
-can demonstrate strong academic performance and leadership within their major area; and
-show an interest in contributing to NASA's mission.

Please note that students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. No applicant shall be denied consideration based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.

Deadline for application: Friday, December 4, 2015.

To find out more and apply, please visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/nasa/

Questions? Please contact STEM Programs at stem@augsburg.edu

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Central Services - Closed

The copy center, mail room and shipping and receiving will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for Thanksgiving. They will reopen Monday, November 30, with regular business hours.

During this time Augsburg College will not be receiving or sending out any mail. Please plan accordingly.

If you have any questions, please call 612-330-1750 or email mailship@augsburg.edu.

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Event Announcements

Daily Chapel @ 11:30am: Augsburg Jazz Ensemble

Please join us in the chapel at 11:30. We welcome the Augsburg Jazz Ensemble.

Chapel this week:
Wednesday, 11/25, 10:40am: Service of Holy Communion, followed by pie!
Thursday-Friday, 11/23-24: No Chapel - Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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I Love Hip Hop w/ GrandMaster Dee

The Legendary Hip Hop Pioneer will be here in the Twin Cities for the weekend and this will be an in-depth presentation of the history of the Super Group from the '80s Whodini, Hip Hop History from the '70s until today, Music Business and exploring Hip Hop as not only a musical genre but as a cultural movement.

Q&A with GrandMaster Dee along with a Meet and Greet

Location: The Common Table/2001 Riverside Ave. S., Mpls MN, 55454 (Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood)
Date: Friday November 27th
Time: 4-5:30
Purpose: To learn the Truth from a Hip Hop Pioneer

Healthy Snacks/Beverages Provided

Save the Kids Augsburg Chapter
Omega Zulu's Twin Cities(UZN)
The Common Table

More info call Reies Romero at 651-270-7592 or romeror@augsburg.edu

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Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days at the Bookstore

Making A List - Checking it Twice!

Enjoying a great Thanksgiving meal with your family and friends is a perfect time to find out exactly what Auggie gear everyone has on their wish list. Enjoy your time feasting over Thanksgiving favorites, and prepare for the Faculty/Staff discount days when you return.

December 3rd through December 5th we will have 40% off all regular priced Auggie gear and general reading books! Make sure to stop in with that family and friend wish list to take advantage of these savings!

And who says you can buy a little something special for yourself too!

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Keeping Track of Auggies

Quanbeck Presents Paper at National Meeting

Phil Quanbeck II of the Religion Department presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta,GA on Sunday Nov. 22.
The paper titled "The Closest Thing to a Bible: "The Fault in Our Stars" as Biblical Interpretation without a Bible" was part of the Bible and Popular Culture Section at SBL.

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