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Auggies pitch in to help tornado victims

tornado_reliefOn the evening of Sunday, May 22, residents of the north metro were caught in the path of a tornado that took two lives, displaced residents, and caused more than $166 million in damage to the area.

On Monday, Brian Noy and Mary Laurel True of Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning sat down and started brainstorming about ways to help—because that is what Auggies do.

“Actually,” True said, “President Pribbenow called and asked what we were going to do for North Minneapolis.” The two decided to organize clean-up groups to go to the area Wednesday and Thursday afternoon (see details below). Continue reading “Auggies pitch in to help tornado victims”

Don't be rude, leave your food!

moveoutLast week, as soon as they were finished with final exams, many Augsburg resident students rushed to move out of the residence halls in order to meet their Friday noon closing deadline. Rather than leave their unwanted food items hidden in a cupboard — or worse, pitch them into the garbage — students were asked to toss food donations into boxes labeled, “Don’t be rude, leave your food!”

Senior Joanna Flaten, Brian Noy of Campus Kitchens, and Urness hall director Amanda Temple coordinated the last-minute food collection effort. Two van-loads of food were donated to the Brian Coyle Center, and Campus Kitchens was able to use some of the food in a meal they prepared on Sunday evening. Continue reading “Don't be rude, leave your food!”

Welcome to Brian Noy – new Campus Kitchen coordinator

briannoy_fullBrian Noy is the new coordinator of the Campus Kitchen program at Augsburg College. Noy started Aug. 16 and is taking over for Rachel Vallens, who left to attend graduate school in Wisconsin.

Noy is originally from Vernon Center, Minn., a small farming community south of Mankato. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006 with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture. After graduation, Noy worked with the Institution for Agriculture and Trade Policy, which is a non-profit think tank research and policy institute. While there, he was instrumental in starting several small-scale farmers’ markets, including the one at the Brian Coyle Community Center. Continue reading “Welcome to Brian Noy – new Campus Kitchen coordinator”