Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Christensen Center Fire Alarm Testing–TODAY

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Facilities will be sounding the alarms in Christensen Center for 2-3 minutes today, Monday, February 27, between 12-2 p.m. We have to sound the alarm because of the work being done on the upper floor of CC and it has to be sounded before the end of the day because of state code. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan with facilities at or 612-280-7447. Facilities will be walking around notifying people as a reminder before the alarm is sounded.

Commons dining services slated to open March 6

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The Christensen Center Commons is expected to resume food service beginning with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

Crews have been working around-the-clock to clean, repair, and restore the Commons, and that work is nearing completion. The Minnesota Department of Health will inspect the food service areas on Wednesday, March 1. After inspection, A’viands will start moving operations back to Christensen Center Commons with the plan to resume service with breakfast on Monday, March 6.

An update will be provided after Wednesday, March 1.

Teaching and Learning

Help Is Right Around the Corner – in 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.

General Announcements

Nominate 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

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, 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Salad & Deli: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dinner, 4:30-8 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 7:30-9:45 a.m.
Assorted Hot and Cold Breakfast Items Available.

Lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Stuffing, Boca Nuggets, and Broccoli.

Dinner 4:30-8 p.m.
Roasted Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Roasted Potatoes, Veggies, Rice, and Tofu.

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

Career Quick Stop

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Spring Semester: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

These drop-in hours are designed to expand access to career coaches and to accommodate impromptu student career questions as they arise. During Quick Stop hours students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for brief, 15-minute drop-in appointments. These times are meant for quick career questions, brief resume or cover letter reviews, or help getting started with an internship or job search.

Quick Stop is not intended to replace longer appointments, and we regret we cannot accommodate career assessment requests during Quick Stop hours (please schedule an individual appointment: 612-330-1148).

Applications due Feb. 27 for ACYTI Mentor Position

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Looking for a cool job opportunity this summer? Consider applying to be an Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) Mentor.

We are looking for six current students to serve as mentors for this summer’s Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI).

Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI) (link below) is a week-long experience for high school students to critically engage in theological inquiry and faith exploration on the campus of the college. Classroom learning, worship opportunities, urban exposure, and community building are all components of the program.

An ACYTI Mentor serves a vital role in the Youth Theology Institute by helping to implement programs and cultivate community as faith leaders working with the high school youth participants. Mentors need to complete 22 hours of training in March and April and be totally available the entire week of June 24-30. Mentors will be paid a stipend of $1,500.

Interested in applying? You will find the job description under the Human Resources website. The application deadline is Monday February 27, 2017.

Have any questions? Contact Lonna Field at

Brought to you by: Christensen Center for Vocation, Campus Ministry, and YFM

Deadline Extended for Public Leadership Scholars Program Applications

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Current sophomores and juniors:

Want to engage in leadership, service, and learning to make a difference at Augsburg and in the wider community?

Apply to be in one of Augsburg’s three Public Leadership Scholar Programs: Christensen Scholars, Interfaith Scholars, or Sabo Scholars.

In any one of the programs you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearlong academic seminar with a cohort of your peers. You will contribute to public leadership on campus and in the wider community in either the Christian tradition, interfaith engagement, or civic life. You will also be able to earn four upper division semester credits in religion or political science along with receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

Current sophomores and juniors who plan to study on campus all of the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

Applying: The application for all three programs is available online through the Sabo Center or the Christensen Center for Vocation websites, listed below.

Christensen Scholars:
Interfaith Scholars:
Sabo Scholars:

The application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017.

Questions? Contact either the Christensen Center for Vocation at, 612-330-1403 or the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at

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

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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.

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

An Update From the Campus Climate Advisory Team (CCAT)

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Dear Augsburg Community,

Earlier this year on January 30 President Pribbenow and Provost Kaivola issued a statement about the executive orders issued by President Trump related to immigration and to undocumented/DACA students. In that statement the president and provost referenced the establishment of an Augsburg website which would provide our community with relevant information and resources. I would like to once again remind the community about the website and add that it has been and will continue to be updated as needed. Additionally, a new page has been added that provides detailed information about 1.) what are considered private and public campus spaces (and what does that mean) and 2.) what to do as a faculty member, staff member, or student in regards to interactions on campus with law enforcement officers from local, state, or federal agencies. The new page can be found here:

Please be assured that the Campus Climate Advisory Team (CCAT) and college leadership will continue to work to support all members of our community during these uncertain times.

Sincerely, Joanne K. Reeck

Event Announcements

Auggies Connect with Employers – Thursday

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Auggies Connect with Employers
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3-5 p.m. (come and stay for as long as you like)
Strommen Center, Suite 100, Christensen Center

Representatives are excited to meet you and answer your questions about their field, offer you tips for how to stand out in the job or internship search, and even review your resume. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about possible careers you could have after leaving Augsburg College. No appointment necessary – feel free to dress casually.

Representatives include:

  • Pocket Hercules: Pocket Hercules is a Minneapolis advertising agency and public relations firm providing advertising, PR, digital, social and integrated communications
  • Anoka County: Staff of over 300 employees and volunteers serve the 4th largest county in the state. They offer a variety of careers and internships in all areas.
  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare: Gillette has been a Twin Cities Top Workplace seven years in a row and is a National Top Workplace. They offer a number of volunteer, internship, and full-time entry level positions. Positions include computer science, customer service, healthcare professionals, administrative, accounting and more.
  • League of Minnesota Cities: The League of Minnesota Cities is a membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. The League serves its more than 800 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management, and other services. They offer a wide range of full-time positions in a number of city wide government and other organizations.

Presentation Wed., Mar. 1: Refugees at our Border

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Refugees at our Border, Wed., Mar. 1, 4:30-6 p.m.

Ms. Nazario is a Pulitzer Prize winning author who documented “Enrique’s Journey,” her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. first published as a series in the Los Angeles Times. She will address the issues facing Central American migrants who continue to seek refuge at the southern borders of the United States.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For more information:

Mindful Monday with Krista Costin ’08

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Join us in the chapel at 10:40 a.m. for Mindful Monday with Krista Costin ’08, a yoga and meditation instructor for 20 minutes of relaxing yet invigorating breathing and stretching exercises!

Chapel this week:
Tuesday, 2/28, 11:30 a.m.: Campus Ministries Deacon Student Leaders: Robb Benson-Ernst ’18, Bethany Keyl ’19, Mitchell Paddock ’18, and David Erickson ’18. Musician: Noah Quam ’18.
Wednesday, 3/1, 10:40 a.m.: Ash Wednesday service with imposition of ashes. Rev. Mark Hanson preaching.
Thursday, 3/2, 11:30 a.m.: Winnie Godi ’17 Senior Chapel
Friday, 3/3, 10:40 a.m.: St. David’s Day. Musicians: Conie Borchardt ’98 and The Augsburg Choir, directed by Mark Sedio ’76.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel – Everyone is welcome!

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

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Hi! My name is Sarah and I am a Brownie Scout from Troop 18105 in Richfield. Would you like to buy some girl scout cookies?

My troop is also collecting money and cookie donations for Bridge for Youth.

There are 8 varieties of cookies that cost $4 for a box. I recommend the new S’Mores chocolatey marshmallow kind, and I also love the Lemonades! The gluten free “Trios” cookies are $5 for a bag. Full listing of cookie varieties is here:

See my mom, Aly Olson, in the TRIO/SSS Office, LIN 201, or to order some cookies. She will bring them to Augsburg for you.

Thanks for supporting the Girl Scouts!


Girl Scout Cookie Cravings?

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Send me a message and my daughter will assemble your order within 24 hours. The cookies are particularly fresh and luscious this year. Caramel deLites (aka Samoas), Lemonades, Peanut-Butter Patties (aka Tagalongs), Peanut-Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Thanks-a-Lots (chocolate coating), Thin Mints, and the all new S’Mores. $4 a box. Email Jacqui deVries <>