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Market Place

  • Brown Sugar Pork Loin
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Braised Spinach
  • Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes


  • Asian Black Beans
  • Soy Glazed Carrots with Water Chestnuts

Gluten Free

  • Adobo Chicken
  • Red Beans and Rice

The Grill

  • Grilled Turkey Melt
  • Tator Tots
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • Steamed Broccoli


Market Place

  • Coconut Curry Chicken
  • Brown Rice
  • Indian Spiced Cauliflower
  • Green Beans with Ginger Garlic Tomatoes


  • Pinto Beans with Cilantro, Lime, and Chili
  • Broccoli with Garlic

Gluten Free

  • Buttered Parsley Potatoes
  • Roasted Squash and Zucchini in Red Sauce

The Grill

  • Gyros with Pita
  • Grilled Onions
  • French Fries

Support for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Lutheran Disaster Response welcomes contributions to assist those affected by hurricane Harvey. Go to the ELCA website, and you will find the link for the Lutheran disaster Response.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “Hurricane Response – United States” at this time will be used in full (100 percent) in responding to Hurricane Harvey until the response is complete.

Commons Cafe Extended Hours

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Because you asked for it, the Commons will be open earlier for breakfast, hot lunch served longer, and dinner served later.
The Commons is open from 7:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
Breakfast: 7:00-9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:45-11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Light Lunch: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30-8 p.m.
Note that the 8 p.m. closing time is a one-month pilot program for the month of September. If dining from 7-8 p.m. proves to be a popular option, we will be able to stay open until 8 p.m. on a permanent basis.

New System for Digital Screens Launched Over Summer

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A new system to manage the digital signs on campus, which is based on WordPress, was launched this summer. It provides several improvements:

• Greater reliability: the previous system was no longer supported
• Quicker turnaround: the new system will use standard templates for all event announcements and general announcements, resulting in quicker posting
• Emergency alerts: over the coming months, we will be working with Public Safety in hopes of integrating the new system with their notification system so that emergency alerts can be displayed on all screens automatically.

Requests for digital screens can still be submitted at To allow ample opportunity for the campus community to encounter the information, please submit digital screens announcing events no less than two weeks before the event takes place. Digital screens are the preferred method for announcing and promoting on-campus events in our buildings. For this reason, generally speaking, Marketing and Communication will not produce posters, flyers, or handouts to promote on-campus events to internal audiences.

Learn more about these changes

Metro Transit Deal for New and New Transfer Day Program Students

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Metro Transit is offering an unbelievable discount on the College Pass for all new Augsburg day program first-years and transfers.
1. Each new Augsburg 2017 first year and transfer student will receive a $5 Stored Value Cards.
2. Metro Transit will sell College Pass Semester Cards for all new first year and transfer students at $90 for fall semester that expires December 31, 2017
3. New students also have the option to purchase a FULL YEAR card at $150 that would cover fall and spring semesters and expires June 1, 2018The site and pass sale sites are live right now – first-year day and new day transfers can purchase a fall pass for $90 or a full-year pass for $150.

The site is:

Please note: We sent the list of new day and new transfer day who had registered as of Aug. 14. We will send an updated list next week…it is possible a new student is not yet in their system.

Any other Augsburg student may purchase an Augsburg-subsidized College Pass from the Bookstore. Regularly $175, the College Semester Pass sells for $125.

Supporting DACA Students and Our Nation

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President Pribbenow has posted a message in support of Augsburg’s DACA students, stating that Augsburg’s “undocumented and DACA students have astounded us with their intellect, their work ethic and perseverance, and their service to our communities … We stand with our students, and we offer our resources to advocate for their education and their lives in this country.”

Read the full message from President Pribbenow at the link below.

President’s Blog: Supporting DACA Students and Our Nation

Event Announcements

Register Now for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

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The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum is coming up on the 15th and 16th of September! Augsburg students, faculty, and staff can attend the Forum for free! You must register in advance at University Tickets:

Register now to join us in discussion of the theme, “Dialogue in Divided Societies.” This year the Forum will be honoring the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, and their work creating peace during a tumultuous time in Tunisia’s history. Many world leaders, activists, civil rights leaders, and others, including Gabby Giffords, Barbara Bush, Ann Bancroft will be gathering to promote peacemaking and create a dialogue. Come be a part of these incredible conversations! Find out more on our website:

VP, Enrollment Management Campus Visits: New Dates

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There has been a slight change to the dates for the VP of Enrollment Management interviews. There will be no candidate visit this Thursday, Sept. 7. the updated dates are below. Each candidate will participate in an open forum from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the locations listed below:

Friday, Sept. 8 – Open forum in Oren 100
Monday, Sept. 11 – Open forum in Oren 100
Tuesday, Sept 12 – Open forum in the Marshall Room
Monday, Sept. 18 – Open forum location TBD

Candidate credentials will be made available one day in advance of each session. A feedback form will be available for session participants to provide input to the search committee.

Please watch A-mail for further updates.

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Join Music Ensembles at Augsburg

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All large ensembles in the Augsburg Music department hold open auditions during the first week of classes, September 5 – 8, with rehearsals starting the week of Sept 11. Audition information and sign ups will be posted on the bulletin board between the M2 (band room) and M3 (choir room) by Sept 1st. (Reminder that non-music majors admitted to large ensembles may register for credit and four semesters can count towards one LAF requirement)

Four Open Editor Positions

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For this upcoming semester/school year, the Echo will have four paid Editor positions open. They, and the requirements and job description, are as follows:

Opinions Editor
Manage and edit a 3-page section in AP Style
Pitch story ideas
Objectively handle a wide variety of opinions
Be willing and able to seek out a wide variety of opinions
Allow appropriate civic discourse within the section
Be willing to write if your section lacks submissions

Features Editor
Manage and edit a 2 page section in AP Style
Pitch story ideas
Be able to incorporate many visuals into the section
Be willing to write an article if your section lacks submissions

Photo Editor
Coordinate photo needs with section editors
Monitor and coordinate photo needs with photographers
Send edited photos to Layout Editor in timely manner

Web Editor
Coordinate online publication
Post and update stories in timely manner
Communicate with section editors
Maintain online publication and social media presence

If you have any interest in any of these editing positions please respond to this email stating the position(s) desired along with a brief resume and cover letter; from there, we will go ahead with the interview process.