WEC families can skate with the Auggies on Feb. 9

skateOn Saturday, Feb. 9, Augsburg’s weekend college (WEC) Student Senate will be holding an event on campus for all WEC students and families called “WEC Winter Wonderland.”  The event includes prize drawings, reserved seating at the Auggie women’s hockey game, and free open skating following the game.

The event starts at 1 p.m. in the Christensen Center with snacks and prize drawings. It is a time for WEC students and families to get on campus, connect with others outside the classroom, and have some fun in the process.  All families are then encouraged to cheer on your Auggie women’s hockey team as they take on Concordia-Moorhead at 2:15 p.m. in the Augsburg Ice Arena.  Following the game, families are then invited to join the Auggie hockey players on the ice for some free skating time.     Continue reading “WEC families can skate with the Auggies on Feb. 9”

Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 7

lunarOn Thursday, Feb.7, the Asian Student Association and Pan-Asian Student Services will sponsor a Lunar New Year celebration and panel discussion on campus.

The Lunar New Year is an Asian celebration which starts with the first new moon of the lunisolar year and continues until the first full moon (usually about 14 days). For many Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is a celebration of change, a moment to renew oneself, and a time to welcome in the coming year with family and friends.

During Augsburg’s Lunar New Year celebration, speakers will explore the varied Lunar New Year traditions of Asian cultures, and a panel will be formed to answer student questions. The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the main lobby of the Christensen Center with a lion dance performance. Afterwards, from 5 – 6 p.m., the panel discussion, “Ethnic New Year Celebrations and Cultural Traditions,” will be held in the Marshall Room of the Christensen Center. After the discussion, a Lunar New Year-themed dinner will be served in the cafeteria.

The events are free to all Augsburg students, and all are strongly encouraged to enjoy the great dialogue and food. Please RSVP to thao@augsburg.edu or attend the panel discussion if you would like the free dinner.

Student involvement fair on Jan. 23

auggiefair2The “Get Connected! Student Involvement Fair” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Christensen Center Main Lobby.

The fair-style event allows students to learn about student organizations at Augsburg. Anywhere from 30 to 35 student organizations will be represented.

“Every student on campus should attend the ‘Get Connected! Student Involvement Fair,'” says Will O’Berry, assistant director of Campus Activities and Orientation and organizer of the event. “There is something to interest everyone. And if there is not, the Campus Activities staff is always present to assist with the formation of new groups with new ideas.”

The activities fair is just one of the support mechanisms provided for student organizations through Campus Activities and Orientation.

Faculty-staff Christmas party on Dec. 20

holiday2Though Dec. 20 marks the last day of final exams for Augsburg’s undergraduate day program, it is also the day for the school’s faculty and staff to celebrate the holiday season together at their annual Christmas party.

This year, the celebration will be held in the Christensen Center Lobby from 3 – 5 p.m. Hors D’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Any faculty or staff with questions about the Christmas party are encouraged to contact Event Services at x1104.

New student lounge under construction

cctfThe long-awaited student lounge is now under construction. The student lounge will be located in the Christensen Center, in the space where the bookstore used to be before it moved to the new Oren Gateway Center. The new lounge is being built to create a student space that supports student, faculty, and staff interaction, provides a sense of welcome, and serves as “home” for commuter students. The Christensen Center will be undergoing other exciting new changes within the near future.

In December 2006, the Christensen Center Task Force (CCTF) posted an online survey designed to gather the input of the Augsburg community on how to remodel the Christensen Center. Survey questions were developed by the task force with the assistance of Sociology Professor Diane Pike and Liaison-for-Computing Scott Krajewski. Continue reading “New student lounge under construction”

Is etiquette still important in business?

etiquetteThe Center for Service, Work & learning (CSWL) and Augsburg’s Student Business Organization (ABO) sponsored a Business Etiquette dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 20.  The event was held to educate Augsburg students about the do’s and don’ts of certain business etiquette rules needed for any business lunch or dinner.

This was the first year that this event was held on the Augsburg campus.  The event was held in the Marshall Room on the main level of the Christensen Center. Some 23 students with business backgrounds gained knowledge in appropriate business etiquette.  Darcy Matz, a business etiquette teacher for 17 years, led the event in a 2-hour discussion and dinner dealing with proper dinner etiquette.  Matz stressed the importance of how essential proper etiquette is and how improper business etiquette can be costly to your image.  Continue reading “Is etiquette still important in business?”