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It’s Time to Find the Writing Lab

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Papers, reports, applications, resumes — whatever you are writing, please remember that the Augsburg College Writing Lab is open and the writing tutors are ready to help. Find the Writing Lab in Lindell Library, street level, just left of the circulation desk. Tutors will work with any Augsburg student with any writing assignment during these hours:

Mondays: 11:10 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12:30 – 3 p.m.; 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Thursdays: 12:30 – 3 p.m.; 3:30 – 6 p.m.; 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Fridays: 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 5 – 8 p.m.

Free Tickets to Guthrie | Race Dynamics in USA

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The Center for Global Education & Experience, and the Augsburg Theater Department are partnering with the Guthrie Theater to engage Augsburg students, faculty and staff in the production of “We Are Proud to Present” — part of the Level Nine Series, devoted to community dialogue about today’s most significant topics and questions.

Get your complementary tickets to this production in the Oyate Commons (Study Abroad/Away, ISSS and Multicultural Student Services suite) in Lower Level Christensen Center. Limit, 2 tickets per person. *See available dates/times below.

Find a seat. Any seat in the room. Watch carefully as an ensemble of six American actors — three black and three white – begins to stage a presentation about a genocide in 1900s colonial Africa. As they earnestly (and comically) stumble through their artistic process, attempting to remain true to the events in the past, they unwittingly unpack a personal and political firestorm of racial dynamics in America in the present. And even the best intentions can’t save them.

Critics have called We Are Proud to Present “90 minutes of original, enlightening, pulse-pounding theater” (Backstage), “devastatingly funny…dangerous and primal,” (The Washington Post), and “impressive, disturbing and thought-provoking” (San Francisco Chronicle).
*Tickets for the following dates/times:
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m.

The theme of this production echos the focus of CGEE’s semester study abroad program in Southern Africa: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind.

Southern Africa

Speaking of Scholarship with Sociology Professor Nancy Fischer

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For this spring’s installment of the “Speaking of Scholarship” series, Sociology professor Nancy Fischer will discuss her on-going research involving people who sell, purchase and wear vintage clothing, based on her survey research, interviews and attending vintage events. Her research explores what dressing in vintage clothing means to consumers in terms of nostalgia, aesthetics, and ethics. The title of Nancy’s presentation is “Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?”

Monday, February 27
12:30-1:30pm, OGC 100

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Please click here to RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer.

Speaking of Sabbaticals with Psychology Professor Henry Yoon

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Members of the campus community are invited to this sabbatical reflection luncheon featuring Psychology professor Henry Yoon. Attendees will learn about Professor Yoon’s research with the Minnesota Twin Family Study on abnormal child and adolescent psychology. The title of his presentation is “Developmental Stability of the Reduced P3 Brain Response in ADHD Participants with ODD/CD Comorbidity: a Longitudinal Study.”

Please click here to RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon.

General Announcements

NODAPL Meeting – TODAY at 3:30 p.m.

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There will be a meeting in OGC 202 at 3:30 p.m. today to discuss how the Augsburg community can help the No Dakota Access Pipeline effort. We will be discussing creating a documentary to educate people about the pipeline. This documentary will include interviews with people who have been to Standing Rock. We will also be discussing Augsburg’s relationship with Wells Fargo because of Wells Fargo’s involvement with funding the pipeline. All are welcome to join us!

Nominate standout staff for January’s Auggie Pride Award

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Each month of the academic year, Staff Senate highlights two staff members for their outstanding work. The Auggie Pride Program was created to uplift the work of staff members who go above and beyond. Nominations can be submitted via email ( or submit a form found at

Deadline soon for Student Inclusion survey

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The Student Inclusion survey! Survey closes on Feb. 25 and we need as many student responses as possible.

All Students! Watch for the email inviting you to complete the 2017 Student Inclusion survey. Last implemented in 2014, the results guided Augsburg’s work for the past couple of years. Led by the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee, it is time to re-assess what is important for students – day, graduate, Rochester, evening, and transfer!

Please watch your email for the link to the survey. Answers are anonymous – the last question invites you to another link to enter a drawing for 1 of 3 Target gift cards, each $75.00.

HIS 195 in France This Summer – App due FRIDAY

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This summer, examine the history of medieval pilgrimage through an online summer course that culminates with a one-week pilgrimage in Europe with Prof. Phil Adamo, as well as participants from around the world.

The 1230 Pilgrimage to Pluscarden Abbey, in which students will participate, recreates a pilgrimage undertaken by medieval monks from the monastery of Val-des-Choux in Burgundy, France to Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. The entire pilgrimage traverses 1,400 miles in 3 months, though students in the course will only participate in one of the first three weeks.

Apply by February 24!

More information and application here:

Study in China This Summer: Music Therapy, Social Work, Psych, Sociology Majors

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China has a long, rich music heritage that is well integrated into ancient healing practices. Through visits to Beijing area hospitals, clinics, musical venues, conservatories, and community organizations that provide health related care, students experience the interplay of music and healing practices in China.

This program will also spend several days at a burn camp in Chongqing. This is a free camp designed for children ages 6-18 who have experienced burns, but do not have access to outpatient treatment. The camp helps children develop communication and social skills, confidence, psychological well-being, and physical wound healing

We will also visit other locations of interest such as The Great Wall, Old-Town Beijing, Dazu Rock Carvings, Yangtze River Cruise and more.

This program is designed for Music Therapy students, but would also be of interest to students in pre-med, nursing, psychology, social work, etc.

For more information, visit the program website:

Food Service Hours

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The Kitchen and Commons will be closed for repairs until further notice.

Einstein’s hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limited bagel and sweets options available, due to the kitchen being closed. All students can use their meal replacements at Einstein’s throughout the week.

Resident Students: Food service for resident students with meal plans will be provided at Nabo, in Oren Gateway Center, during the following hours:
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Non-Resident Students, Faculty, Staff: Because Nabo will be focused on providing dining services for resident students with meal plans, all non-resident students, faculty and staff are encouraged to visit Nabo only during non-meal times (see above). During non-meal times, Nabo will offer coffee, espresso, and grab and go items. The usual menu will NOT be available, as the kitchen will be focused on providing dining services to those with meal plans.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

Food Service Menu

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This Menu will be Served out of Nabo. Grab n Go’s and Beverages will be available to purchase between meal times.

Breakfast 7:30am-9:45am
Assorted Hot and Cold Breakfast Items Available.

Lunch 11:00am-1:30pm
Chicken Breast, Pork Loin, Green Beans, Breadsticks, French Fries, Tofu, and Rice.

Dinner 4:30pm-8:00pm
Jimmy Johns Sandwiches, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Veggies, Rice, and Buffalo Tofu Sandwich

Gluten Free and Vegan Options Available. Please ask your cashier about any dietary restrictions.

The John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize

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Augsburg undergraduate students are invited to enter the John R. Mitchell Academy of American Poets Prize, sponsored by Jean Mitchell in honor of John Mitchell, former English Department faculty member and poet. The best group of THREE POEMS will be awarded a cash prize of $100 and a certificate from the Academy of American Poets. A poet not affiliated with Augsburg College will judge the contest.

Deadline for entries: March 17, 2017

Conditions of entry:
– Poems must be sent as separate attachments to
– Writers should put “Mitchell Prize” in the subject line.
– The email must contain the titles of the poems, the poet’s full name, campus address, and permanent address.
– Winners will be announced by Augsburg College in April.
– In the summer, the Academy will send a letter of congratulations and a certificate to each winner or honorable mention recipient. If two winners are chosen, the prize money will be divided between them.

Don’t miss a beat. Download The Buzz now.

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The Buzz: Augsburg College is a customized news app designed specifically for Augsburg College with content powered by KAUG, The Echo, USA TODAY College, and USA TODAY. Topic areas and resources available in the app are:

Augsburg news, sports, and campus life stories from The Echo (coming soon)!
Latest news, life, and sports headlines from USA TODAY.
Campus life, study abroad, and national college news written by students, for students from USA TODAY College.

Features in the app are designed to keep Augsburg students connected locally, nationally and around the globe no matter where they are during the day or in the evening.

Share stories on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and through text message
Receive breaking news push notifications for relevant news
Navigate easily between articles in a section.

Download The Buzz: Augsburg now from iTunes ( or Google Play ( stores to get the most up-to-date news.

NEDA Walk 2017

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Augsburg Active Minds and Residence Life team up to participate in the NEDA Walk 2017. First 30 people can sign up and be reimbursed for the event with the receipt at the student registration price. Event takes place 2-26-2017. We will meet in the Urn/Mort lobby at 7 a.m. and take the light rail together to Mall of America. Any questions contact Steven Weston at

Event Announcements

TODAY – Public Lecture: Somali Youth and Schooling

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Join us for EAST Research Fellow Dr. Nimo Abdi’s public lecture Wednesday, February 22 at 5 p.m. in OGC 100. Dr. Abdi’s qualitative research explores the intersection of race, religion, gender, and class in immigrant and refugee education. She found that both female and male students internalized mainstream American discourses about Muslims and immigrants, which in turn, affected their worldview. Abdi’s work seeks to inform school policies geared toward creating inclusive school environments for all students. Light refreshments served.

Jazz Masterclass, Open to All

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The Augsburg JazzFest is hosting a MASTERCLASS open to ALL this Friday — Come check it out!

Friday, February 24 – 1:50 p.m.
Masterclass led by Steve Wiest, jazz trombone
Hoversten Chapel

And the Augsburg Jazz ensemble will take the stage with Steve Wiest for a swinging evening of jazz later that night at 7:30 p.m..

Do you have your tickets yet?
Every Auggie can have a free ticket for this concert, additional tickets are just $10. Reserve online today (Free ticket code when purchasing – 2017AUGGIEMUSIC).

The sooner you get your “free” ticket reserved, the better — There’s limited space!

Jazz Tickets

Feb. 23 immigration law update by local attorneys

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Thursday, Feb. 23, Gloria Contreras Edin and Laura Edberg, attorneys with the Contreras law firm, will provide information on executive actions, immigrant rights, and updates on immigration law – and will be available for questions afterwards.

3:30-5:00 p.m., Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building. Need more information – please contact Ann Garvey,

Net-Zero Housewarming

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Interested in low-carbon housing? Come to the open house, Friday, March 3 from 3:00-8:00 p.m., to see a renewably powered house, just three miles from campus. Stewart Herman, visiting fellow in the Christensen Center for Vocation, and his wife Linda have just renovated a 100-year-old house to be “net-zero”–that is, to make more energy than it uses, by extensive use of solar electricity, geothermal heat, and thick insulation. This is perhaps only the second such renovation in the U.S. The house is located at 2021 Harriet Avenue–just off Franklin, two blocks east of Lyndale. RSVPs by February 25 would be appreciated. For further information, contact:

Activism, Social Justice, and Anti-Blackness in the Asian Community

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Facebook Event Reminder:

February 24th, 6-8PM
Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Hmong Women Together has invited Rad Azns to present on Asian and Pacific Islander resistance and resilience, the relevance of social justice in our lives, and the need to challenge and resist anti-blackness in our communities in order to achieve justice and equity for all.

Community Speakers: Rad Azns
“We are a collective of Radical Asians in Minnesota. For us, radical means that we are left of liberal, and seek systemic social change rather than reform. Radical means addressing problems at their root, and holding an expansive view of liberation. We come together in our belief in the transformational potential of Asian American peoples, grounded in a legacy of radical Asian American organizing in Minnesota and nationally. We resist oppression and hierarchies that exist within our communities, and embrace our multiple and intersecting identities. We challenge Asian American complicity in the oppression of other communities, and make solidarity an integral aspect of our work.”

If you have any questions, please contact Hmong Women Together at

If you need accessibility related accommodation, please contact

Des Moines University Info Session

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Anna Cruz, Admissions and Recruitment Specialist at Des Moines University (DMU), will be on campus on Tuesday, February 28 to present an information session from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Oren Gateway 103. DMU offers clinical programs in osteopathic and podiatric medicine, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy as well as masters programs in public health, health care administration, anatomy and biomedical sciences. Contact Catherina Kipper at with questions. Pizza will be provided.

This Friday: See “Corazón Eterno” at the MIxed Blood Theater, Free

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All students, staff and faculty are invited to join us on a cultural excursion to see ”Corazón Eterno – Always in My Heart” at the Mixed Blood Theatre on Fri., 2/24/17. This production is presented in English and Spanish.

Tickets are free if you sign up on this Google Doc by 4 p.m. the day of the performance. We will walk from campus to the theater together. If you have a mobility issue, we can arrange a ride for you.

For more information and to sign up, please go to this Google doc:

If you have questions, please contact either:
Kate Reinhardt,
Sarah Degnar Riveros, or
Mary Laurel True,

More information about the play:

This event is organized by the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies Dept. and the Sabo Center.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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